Sunday, December 30, 2007

Prayers Work!!!

Oh my goodness, God is so good!! I can't praise Him enough for what he has already done. Thank you to all of you who have been praying. Please don't stop now. This morning I got a positive OPK (the digital smiley face one). I was SHOCKED. In 3 years, I have NEVER, EVER gotten a positive. I called the nurse on call and now my IUI will be done at 9:00 in the morning. Please, Please keep praying. God is so good!!!!

Also, I have a horrible head cold. Please pray this goes away....quickly!!!

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Back in Town

I finally made it back in town last night. I have been gone for a week. It has been a crazy, wonderful week.

Last Friday, I worked until lunch and then drove home to see Noah. Amy and Todd were coming back from Disney World and I wanted some time with him before they got home. Nannie and Papaw were keeping him for the day because Mom was going to have to work late. Noah and I played for a long time. He seemed so excited to see me. Mom came on home earlier than she thought and brought pizza for supper. Amy, Todd, and Eli got home about 7. They had a really good time.

Saturday, Mom and I went shopping. Amy and Todd and the boys left for Todd's parents in Jackson and we didn't see them again until Christmas Eve. Sunday, Mom and I went to church and then to Nannie's for lunch. Trey, Sidnette, and Essi came for lunch and we had Christmas with them afterward.

Monday, the Dish Network man came to install Mom's new DVR (me, Burt, Todd, and Amy gave it to her for Christmas). Then Mom, Burt, and I went to Meridian and ate Mexican and then Burt and I headed to his Papaw's for Flanagan Christmas #3.

Amy, Todd and the boys spent the night Christmas Eve with us. Amy was in a bad mood. She was not prepared for Christmas at all. But Christmas Day was wonderful with the whole family. The day after Christmas I went shopping and then spent the night at Amy's. Noah had tubes put in and his adenoids (sp?) removed on Thursday, so I kept Eli. Then Friday I had to go see my thyroid doctor. I thought my levels were low. I haven't been feeling well. But they were high and my dosage has decreased to 100mcg. I don't think we are ever going to get this under control again. I go back in 6 weeks.

I am doing my OPK every day. No positive yet. I am using three different kinds. I am using the cheap one from, the Clearblue Digital, and Answer. I am having EWCM right now. I hope it continues until Wednesday. I usually have EWCM about now and I usually think I am ovulating but I don't until cd 17 or 18. We are hoping for cd 18. Wednesday is my IUI. I am terrified. I am terrified that we will do it too late. I wish we could do it Monday. I am terrified that it will hurt. I hurt during Pap Smears. Please keep us in your prayers.

Pray for:
1) That I will ovulate at the right time for my IUI on Wednesday
2) Pray that it is not extremely painful
3) Pray that God's Will , will be done in all of this.
4) Pray for my sanity. This is all I can seem to think about these days.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Jan 2, 2008 - 9 AM

That is my IUI Appt!!!!!!

Can you hear me shouting from the rooftops???

Please everyone pray though. Because of the holidays I will not be able to have an ultrasound to see if I am ovulating. We are basing it on past history. They suggested I just wait another cycle, but I can't do that. I lost it when the nurse said wait. They immediately called me back and said Dr. Isaacs said there was no reason not to do it on cd 18....which is when I usually ovulate. They said to use the OPK and if I get a surge, call and we will go ahead and do it.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Just Like Expected

Just like I expected, Aunt Flo came right on in this morning. I was bummed at first, but now I am super excited. I am so glad to have that cycle over. I will call Dr. Issacs office first thing in the morning and see what we need to do.

Saturday, December 15, 2007


Well, I started spotting HEAVILY today. I am cramping really bad as well. So Aunt Flo will be here in the morning. My temps also dropped today. I don't know what happened this cycle. Nothing has been normal. Oh well. Now we have a specific prayer request. Pray for my IUI. I will call the doctor on Monday. Pray that we do the IUI this cycle. I will update as soon as I hear from them.

I cooked homemade lasagna tonight! YUM!!! It was really easy. Burt's parents came over and ate with us and they brought Burt's 2 nieces. Kirsten (6) and Julia (18 months) are spending the night with them tonight. It was so much fun to get to spend time with the girls. I haven't seen them but twice since last Christmas and they only live an hour away. They stay busy and it seems like I am never here when they come to visit.

Tomorrow we go to Mathiston for Flanagan Christmas #2. Flanagan Christmas #1 was supposed to be tonight at our house but there was a death in the distant family so we had to cancel it earlier this week.

Amy, Todd, and Eli left at 6:30 this morning for Disney World. I talked to my Mom at 4 and they had called and said they made it. They drove. They will be home Friday night. I hope they have a WONDERFUL time. Mom is keeping Noah,

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


Tonight, I gave my very first final ever. My students did really well. No one failed, no one made Ds. I had 2 Cs and the rest were As and Bs. I was really worried. I thought they were all going to fail and then there I would be, a first year teacher with a bad rep.

Today is cd 27. Temps are still up. Chickened out of a test today. If my temps are still up in the morning, I will test again. I have this feeling that they will plummet though. But the weird thing is that I always spot 3 days before my period. But this month...nothing. Even if I calculated based on ovulating on cd 17 and I know I didn't, I should be spotting today. I'm trying not to read anything into this. I know it is just my body playing really cruel tricks on me again.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Party, Pictures, BFN

Today we had a going away party for Yolanda at work. She is transferring to another unit within our area. She hates our unit. She thinks we are all out to get her. Her last day will be next Friday. She HATES me. She is very threatened by me. I do the Bioinformatics work and she does the general IT work in our unit. Now I am going to have to take on her duties, but I am supposed to get a raise soon for doing it. It is not real simple to give some a raise in the federal government. I am at my maximum grade level and they are going to have to totally rewrite my position to give me the promotion. And, to makes things harder, they have lost my personnel file. I'm really not surprise. It has been stolen before.

Guess what??? I got my Christmas Present early. I had told you several weeks ago that they were installing my china cabinet. We finally finished it about a week and a half ago. It makes the dining room look really BIG. I was worried when they brought it in that it would be too big and would absorb the room, but it doesn't. It is solid oak. Here it is:

Today is cd 26. No sign of AF. I ovulated on cd 11 or 12....I know REALLY early, even for me......especially for me. I have ovulated this early once before. Even on the fertility drugs, I can't seem to ovulate normally. Usually is it around cd 17 or 18 but every once in a while something like this happens. I broke down and took a cheap test from Dollar General today...mainly b/c that is the only store we have in Leland. It was a BFN....AGAIN!!! I am so frustrated, so angry, terrified, disappointed, broke, hurt, jealous. I have so many emotions running through my head right now. Oh and I forgot to tell you, remember Yolanda, she is pregnant with #3.

Here are some pictures of our house decorated for Christmas. From this angle the trees look crooked, but standing in the yard, they don't.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

I'm Back

Ok. I know I have been away from Blog Land for a while now, but I'm back. Life has been so crazy for us. I went home during Thanksgiving and then had tons to do the week after and then I went home last weekend again to hear Eli sing his very first solo in church. Yes, I cried...a lot. Then this past week I had ornament exchange at church and then so much to do. Burt and I went and ate breakfast at Sonic one morning this week and decided that was the most time we had seen each other all week. Mom came this weekend to see the house decorated for Christmas. So much to catch you up on but it will all have to wait. We put up a live wreath on the door tonight and live garland and 2 6 ft. pre-lit douglas fir trees. I'll take a picture and upload tomorrow night. I already have the camera downloading pics tonight. Remind me if I forget. I better go for now. I'll write more tomorrow.

Int he TTC world, I ovulated REALLY early this 11. Today is cd 23. I broke down and took a test. BFN!!!

Oh well, on to IUI next month. I'm kinda worried about it though b/c I don't ovulate normally. I ovulate anywhere between cd 11 and 17 so there will probably be a lot of monitoring. Anyone been though this and can give me some advice?