Tuesday, August 23, 2011

One hurdle down...

The anxiety-causing first trip to Houston is done.  I couldn't be happier, or more excited.  It seems like all of the negative nervousness and worry has been replaced with happy, fluttery, giddiness.  It's becoming real.  Thank you all for your prayers and words of encouragement.  We could not do this without the support of friends and family!

Because I was so completely overwhelmed with the barrage on information that was thrown at us, I'll hit the high points, bullet-style:

*  I have a "beautiful" uterus.  Really, I promise.  Our doctor said so in those exact words.

*  My IVF calendar is so detailed and perfect that it makes me want to cry.

*  A mini-pharmacy has invaded our bathroom and I don't even have my injectable meds yet!

*  Because of our miscarriage history, we will be doing chromosome screening on our embryos.

*  This screening means a frozen transfer at a later date, which I'm kind-of relieved about...

*  We are actually doing this!!

A small selection of my daily meds, and the aforementioned calender!

**On a totally unrelated note, I managed to get two more stripes on the ripple blanket during the drive to/from Houston.  It's growing!


  1. Congratulations on this milestone, and for having a beautiful uterus! :) No one ever called any of my organs beautiful!! Sounds like you had a great and encouraging appointment. Thoughts and prayers for you for much success as you start your IVF calendar. :)

  2. I am so excited for you! Paul filled me in on the trip/appointment and the whole time I just kept getting more excited! I will continue to pray for both of you! :)

  3. Hello and thanks for visiting my blog. I will be thinking of you and sending prayers for your IVF process.
    I never made or owned a cowl before either! I actually wasn't really sure what one was so when I put it on to see how it looked, I wasn't completely sure I had it on correctly (haha). The quick & Thick yarn was nice for this, and requires a big hook (just in case you don't have a big one on hand, you may need to pick one up with you get the yarn).
    Yay for two more stripes on the ripple blanket!!!

  4. Yay....Can't wait. You guys are going to be AWESOME and if things go as planned, we will get to do birthday planning around the same time. Yay for banners and poof balls.

  5. This is just the best news, I will keep sending you allthe positive thoughts I can. Best of luck.