Monday, March 30, 2015

HCG 13

I think I'm losing our baby. Lynda says that the number can always jump, but since I got my first positive on Thursday (8dp3dt) and now my level is only 13 (not even high enough for at home tests) and I'm 12dp3dt, I have little hope.


I'm praying like crazy. 

I thought the lines were getting fainter. 

Yesterday at church a wave of nausea hit hard. I thought "no worries about the test sticks if I'm getting this nauseated!"

Please pray. I go back Wednesday. 

Friday, March 27, 2015


Still in the 2WW (two week wait for the lab HCG test)

I'm so hungry!  Seriously!  Crazy!  Last night I had a 6" sub at 11 and I still woke up famished before 5!

Cramping and breast tenderness.

So tired. I've been napping when Daughter naps most days. 

Oh, I forgot to mention I've POAS (peed on a stick) several times.... And I'm definitely pregnant!

This was last night :)

Daughter is pretty excited

Monday, March 23, 2015


Or for those of you not down with the infertile lingo, 5 days past 3 day transfer.

I'm having some symptoms. Extreme hunger- like wake in the middle of the night and have to eat.  Cramping, which could be either good (uterus stretching for pregnancy!) or bad (uterus preparing to shed lining). Nausea. Cravings. And last night I had a but of dizziness....

These may all be the hormones that I'm on, but we're choosing to think I'm pregnant :)

Snow in the hair of our snowflake :)

Some fun at grandma and papa's while we were in TN. 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015


Transfer went great!  The three they thawed all were grade 1 (the highest quality) with two 8 cell and one 6 cell. 

Mat and I made a quick decision to refreeze one so we would only transfer 2. Prayed about it.  A 10% chance of triplets is a bigger chance than we want to take. 

So I am now pregnant with two little snow babies!
Praise God!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Progesterone and my view

We started the progesterone yesterday and I woke at 6 this morning needing to eat something. Progesterone makes me so hungry!

The transfer is Wednesday!  Eeep!  And tonight we're meeting with other NEDC patients :)

This is my view for the week...

Saturday, March 14, 2015

On the way to TN...

We stopped at Missouri Star Quilt Company and I met Jenny Doan!  Woot woot!
Fun fun fun :)

Tomorrow I start my progesterone. Yikes!  It's a hard shot to take. But it's all worth it got baby!

Friday, March 13, 2015

Cleared for take off!

My lining is 9 mm and my esteadiol and progesterone look good. 


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

19 months!

Daughter is 19 months!

  • She's really into her new Water Wow
  • She throws tantrums like it's nobody's business
  • She enjoys play dates 
  • The cow from Peek A Boo barn makes her cry
  • She loves being outside! 
  • She likes to climb into her highchair and stand. A few times she's fallen off... 

    And she crashes when she's tired

Darn Insurance!

We were told that we would need prior authorization- OK, we'll go that route. 

It took forever!  Every time I called I was holding for at least 20 minutes, and evenually I found out that the clinic has to call to request the paperwork (they wouldn't just send it), so I had Lynda call and she couldn't get ahold of anybody.  I called them again, told them it wasn't working, and asked if they could just send her the paperwork to fill out.  No... but they did give me a new number for her to try.

So she finally got ahold of someone yesterday and they ended up telling her that I don't need prior authorization.  Grrrrrr!

So she sent my insurance info through to Julianna, and Julianna (who is probably more insurance savvy) figures we probably will need a prior auth.  She spoke with them and she requested it today, but they have up to 15 days to reply.


We've already paid for the transfer out of pocket, but we were expecting some of that money back once insurance pays.  Plus, we're under a major medical with HSA and so the transfer would meet our deductible for the year so if we have babies this year (which we would if this transfer is successful) we wouldn't have to pay much, if anything, out of pocket for the birth.

Grrrr!  Hormonal women should not be forced to deal with insurance companies.

On the bright side, I'm "pregnant" now because at the time of transfer you're considered 2 weeks pregnant :)