Sunday, September 26, 2010

Go Sabres!

Hockey season is back!!  We went to the Sabres pre-season game Saturday night vs. Toronto!  We sat front row behind the goal- seriously amazing!!  Ryan Miller (above) was so close!  A 3-1 victory made the night even better  I am so glad the Sabres are back!


We just finished up another cycle with our IUI this past Friday (9/24).  The count was still low-8 million but at least 75% we motile.  I had a bunch of follicles this time around.  Wednesday night my RE called and wanted me to come in right away.  I was switched from ovidrel for the trigger shot to something called lupron.  Lupron lets the mature follicles go but knocks out any smaller follicles so I wouldn't go into over stimulation.  This reduces the chances of multiples.  Because of the different shot, I'm now on 2 meds for the next couple weeks or more if this cycle is a success.  I am so hoping that this is it.  The stress is unbearable sometimes and I don't know what we would do if this doesn't work out sometime soon.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A little extra luck

Last Saturday (9/18), Matt and I made the drive up to Niagara Falls, Ontario (about 40 minutes from our house).  I had heard on our local news station that the Ripley's Believe it or Not museum had ancient fertility statues on display.  Rumor had it that 2000 women had become pregnant after rubbing the statues.  After almost 2 years of trying to get pregnant, we figured we could use any extra bit of luck!  We are right in the middle of our 2nd round of injections- hopefully this will be our lucky month!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

I'm sorry but...

Hormones are a crazy thing that takes over your thoughts and emotions.  I started my bravelle shots again last Sunday.  Evil Lora has returned.  I seem to lose it on my poor Matt for no reason, especially when I am tired.  That can't help things!  I flipped out on him this week because of so many irrelevant things and feel awful about it.  Then I know I sound crazy and like a horrible person and feel guilty, which makes me feel even worse.  I say sorry but know (and hopefully he knows) that it is the hormones taking over and not me.

Sunday, September 12, 2010


There was a point in my life where I absoluetely HATED needles.  Somehow, while battling through infertilty, they haven't become so bad.  Being poked for bloodwork or for injections is no longer scary.  Today alone I had bloodwork, a flu shot and will be having my hormone injections tonight.  Is is wrong that it has become normal? 

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Long weekend=Perfect timing

I think that if anyone reading this was a teacher, they would agree that Labor Day is a wonderful thing if you have already started up the school year.  I've been with my new group of 6th graders since August 23rd.  Just enough time has passed where I know all of the kids names and we have established some what of a routine. The true personalities have also began to emerge from some as well.  This long weekend is a PERFECT break right now.

We plan on going to the Buffalo Chicken Wing Festival this afternoon.  If you are a Buffalonian, it is a must to attend at some point.  Tomorrow will be spent celebrating my niece Maicy's 3rd birthday.  All in all it sounds like good weekend with a perfect break from work.