Archive | January 2013

All systems are go

Hubs took a half day off today to take me to the Dr since I was a little worried about what she would say. My TSH level was at 3.27, which is in the normal range. When TTC though, she likes to see TSH at a 2 or below. I had read this before on a website, so I am extremely thankful she is willing to help me correct it. She put me on Synthroid. She said it can take up to six weeks to start working and bringing my levels down, but we are free to try again. When my period starts in a couple of weeks, we will start our next round of Clomid.

In the back of my mind I am wondering if this has something to do with all of our miscarriages. I think the combination of all of these things will help us get our miracle baby! So correcting the thyroid, taking Clomid to have a stronger ovulation, taking Lovenox as soon as a pregnancy is confirmed, and making sure my progesterone is staying up will hopefully work for us. It is so hard to have four losses and not know the cause!

In case anyone is curious, here is my list of medications: Metformin 500 mg, prenatal vitamin, Aspirin 81mg, Synthroid 25 mcg and when I am trying to get pregnant Clomid 50 mg days 5-9. If I am lucky enough to become pregnant again, I will be on this same list of medications as well as Lovenox. I think this is a good game plan. I am confident that my Dr will be able to figure out a formula that will work for me. I absolutely love her,and stand by my decision 100% for her to continue my care instead of the RE. She really is wonderful. I think part of this is because before she conceived her only daughter she struggled with infertility as well.

All systems are a go! Wish us luck. I have noticed that lots of ladies have gotten their BFPs, and a lot of y’all are having twins! I am really hoping everyone’s good luck rubs off on me, and that this next cycle will be it for us.


I do re-do

Good morning! I know it has been for me. I slept in until 9:00. It snowed here in East Tennessee on Thursday. Even though we only got about two inches and it was melted by yesterday afternoon, I got a snow day on Friday! This means I get a four day weekend since Monday is a holiday. Yay! I am going to post my pic of me in the dress! Sorry for the head-chopping.(Apparently foot-chopping too, the dress is tea-length) I wanted to keep at least a little semblance of anonymity for this blog. (yes I know I already posted a pic with my face) Anyway, without further ado, I present to you the dress. If you are curious, here it is on someone skinny. Also, this was just the trying on phase, my actual dress will fit me better.


Also if you are curious, I picked out my shoes too!


It is hard to tell from the picture but the shoes match the sash. Also here is a picture of what my rings will look like after I upgrade them. The diamond in the center is my original engagement ring. The rest is just a tiny little bit of extra bling.


I think it will end up looking very pretty when they are done. We are not going to upgrade his ring because we already did that a couple of years ago when he decided he would rather have a tungsten carbide ring instead of white gold.

My next goal is to figure out how I want my hair and make-up. I need to visit a florist in town as well.  I already found someone to take pictures for us. We also found out this week that if we want to do this on the day of our anniversary it wont be until 7:30 pm. I am not a fan of this since our family will be driving 3 hours to get here and that would mean they would be getting back very late. They can’t stay because it is a Sunday and some of them have to work the next morning. We asked if it was possible for our pastor to do the ceremony that Saturday and we still haven’t heard back. So we will see.

I am also going to have food catered in to our house for after the ceremony, so I have to decide what I want. At the moment I am thinking Moe’s. I am in the process of figuring out invitations, but I can’t really do anything until I have a date set in stone. I am also getting paper lanterns to release. I think that’s it.

When we met with our pastor we decided to share with him about our losses. He was very kind about it, and prayed with us. He and his wife have had two miscarriages this year. I can’t wait to find out what my Dr says at our appointment on Monday. I hope she found out what is wrong with me.

Talk to y’all soon! ❤





We couldn’t bear to take down the tree on Monday with all that happened that day. We pretty much spent it sitting together on the couch talking about Violet. We both felt extremely guilty. I felt guilty because she had been acting strange for the last six months. I really thought it was because she wasn’t getting along with Penny. He felt guilty because she wanted to eat Penny’s food last week and he didn’t let her.

We are going to be moving. We will rent a house that is closer to my new job and his job as well. He doesn’t mind 30 minute commute, but I do. We had planned on moving out that way anyway. The timing couldn’t have been more perfect. We really want to build a home in the area within the next year or two. We will see.

As far as TTC is concerned, we are benched again. I got a call from my Dr’s office on Thursday. They went ahead and tested my TSH while they were at it. The nurse said that everything looked good except my TSH level was a little off. She didn’t explain it to me on the phone because she said my Dr would like to set up an appointment to talk to me in person. This worries me a little because I know it has to do with my thyroid. I have had it tested in the past, right before we started TTC the first time and everything looked normal. It just concerns me because she wants to talk about it in person rather than over the phone. I just have a bad feeling. My appointment isn’t until the 21st.

The good news is, I do have something to look forward to in between now and the 21st. My birthday! This year my birthday falls on 01-13-13. That in itself is kind of neat, but also I am super excited because we are going to see West Side Story! I so wish we could still go on our trip to Disney next week. I am still glad for the way things worked out though. Now that I am working we can afford to buy the new Mustang sooner, and now I am not spending the entire day in my bed in my pjs feeling sorry for myself for not being able to have a baby.

As far as vow renewal planning goes, I still have only bought my dress and nothing else. We are STILL waiting for the  pastor to set a time when we can come talk about it. I understand that he is extra busy around the holidays. I just want to make sure that we can get the date since we would love to do it on our anniversary. Also I need to know how much we are going to be charged to use the church so that I know how much I can spend on other little details.

Well that’s all for now. Talk to y’all later.