Monday, October 31, 2011

Rocking Chair for the baby's room

So picked up a rocker at goodwill for $5 but it was in need of reupholstering and refinishing.  So far got all the fabric and stuff removed, completely sanded down, and the first coat of stain on.  Here are some progress shots of it.

Here is it when I had just started the removal of fabric, see the awful ugly orange and its pretty dinged up as well.

and here it is once I have sanded down all wood that will not be covered by fabric.

I plan on staining it a warm grey and have gotten the first coat of grey stain on but it was a very cool grey and had too much of a purple look for my taste so I have to go and get a light brown stain to alternate coats with.  But I decided if the stain doesnt come out a color I will like I will just sand and start again.  I will not get discouraged ^_^  More to post soon.  

On a separate note I am expecting my period any day now.  Woot!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Now we wait

So I had my appointment yesterday and they did the biopsy to make sure everything is kosher in there and did the mock transfer and measured how far they will need to go in when they are ready to place the embryos.  It was a little painful (like a bad cramp) but the biopsy is what really hurt.  It left me a little crampy all day yesterday and I had some spotting but it was to be expected.  Steve goes on Thursday to have some tests run and after that we wait.  I will call the office once I get my period and they will have me in for some blood work on the 3rd day of my cycle and then start me on a dosage of birth control.  The birth control causes all my eggs to be on the same cycle so that when they start the injections they are all on the same maturity level to maximize the amount of usable eggs.  I tried to get a time line but everything is pretty nebulous right now.  Once I start the birth control we will be able to have a more accurate date.  I will keep everyone updated.

CONGRATS!!!!!  to the Diaz family with their new addition Felix Astro Diaz!!!!!  I cant wait to see pics so you gals out there better send me some cause I know mom and dad are busy.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Pregnant by Christmas!?!?!?!!!!!

So today's appointment went pretty well.  Today they ran some tests that were very similar to a papsmear to check bacterial cultures and ureaplasma cultures.  I return on Monday to have an endometrial biopsy and a mock embryo transfer preformed.  They basically insert a catheter to check the depth needed when they do the real thing.  I will also be making an appointment for Steve for sometime in the coming weeks for his IVF profile and cultures that he needs to have done.  He has to see what his work schedule looks like first though.  I was told that starting on cycle day 3 of November's cycle I will have an appointment to check my levels and then they would start me on a dosage of birth control.  After that I will start my injections in late November/ early December and if all goes according to plan I will be pregnant by Christmas!  I have to say this would be one phenomenal birthday/Christmas present.

Once we start nailing down some dates I will see where that puts us for going to Albany for my birthday weekend and for coming home at Christmas.  It should be fine since we are going for the weekend and I should be able to align any doctors appointments to suit but you never know since that will be a time I am in and out every 1-3 days to check levels.  If it happens to be too difficult maybe I will make it an after the holidays winter celebration!  As far as home for Christmas we will just have to play the waiting game and see how events fall.  Everyone think good thoughts and wish for a Christmas conception ^_^

Today is the big day!

So when they called to remind me of my appointment I asked if it could be moved closer (I got my period and wanted it to line up with my cycle days) so that maybe I could convince them to go ahead and do baselines today and start me on the injections.  Wish me luck I leave in 30 minutes.  I will let you know how the visit goes.

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