Monday, April 23, 2007

Schedule

I just got the projected schedule.

5/17/07 - cycle begins.
5/18/07 - baseline blood and ultrasound. Start birth control pills and low-dose aspirin
5/28/07 - begin lupron injections
6/03/07 - take last birth control pill continue lupron injections
6/08/07 - suppression check, blood work and ultrasound
6/09/07 - begin gonadotropin injections
6/12/07 - blood work
6/14/07 - blood work every 1-2 days until the follicles are mature
6/18/07 - Trigger date (may change depending on my response to meds)
* this injections will trigger the final maturation of the eggs. Apparently very
painful and I will need Tyler to give it to me.
6/19/07 - blood work
6/20/07 - RETRIEVAL DAY
6/21/07 - find out how many eggs fertilized
6/23/07
or
6/25/07 - transfer... I need a full bladder then must rest quietly at home for the rest of the day.
then begin prometrium tablets
7/04/07 - PREGNANCY TEST

Friday, April 20, 2007

April 20, 2007

Yesterday I called the clinic and they are putting together our schedule right now. As soon as I get it I will let you know.

Today I went up into our Guest room and sat in the cozy chair that the previous owners left and belted out my favorite worship song.

“I come to the garden alone
While the dew is still on the roses
And the voice I hear falling on my ear
The son of God discloses

And he walks with me and he talks with me
And he tells me I am his own
And the joy we share as we terry there
No other has ever known

he speaks and the sound of his voice
Is so sweet the birds hush there singing
And the melody that he gave to me
Within my heart is ringing”

The second verse has always been my favorite…. One thing not everyone knows about me and something I hold so dearly… When I was like 17 I was lying in bed asleep and I heard a voice say “Hannah I love you” I sat up in bed and nobody was awake and I had shivers, there was such a peace that filled my room that night. I hold that voice so close to my heart and I hear it in my head in those times I’m really poring it out to God. All the many times I’ve begged God for a child, I knew he was listening and I could just hear that voice again and again “Hannah, I love you”.

Another thing you may or may not know is how I got my name. My parents loved the story of Hannah in the bible and so they named me after her. Growing up I’d say “I’m just like Hannah” (seriously, but did I really know) But in the last few years I’ve really felt as though I’ve understood her more and felt a connection with who she was. Today I read the story again and I couldn’t control the tears… I love the part in 1 Samuel 1:19 Where it says “and the Lord remembered her” God is so good, HE IS SO GOOD. My heart is so full right now of thankfulness and the love for my savior. I may just have to turn on some music and dance before the Lord (because the fact that I can dance is another miracle… because God healed these legs and I will forever use them to show him glory and honor!!!!) AMEN!!!!!!! AMEN!!!!!! AMEN!!!!!!!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

April 18, 2007

Today it all came together…
Last night I was completely restless! I tossed and turned for hours and when that happens I talk to God (until I zone off and fall asleep). My cycle started getting irregular and I was a little stressed out that it would be so late the next few times that I would not be able to go through with IVF and I was stressed about the financial situation. There are other fears too like what if it doesn’t work, I prayed last night and said God if this is your will for me right now then I have to start my period tomorrow we have to have the money thing lined up tomorrow. So this morning I woke up and went to my dance practice and wa-la I’ve never been happier for my cycle to begin. Then the strangest thing happened I got a call from the Clinic (I haven’t said anything to them about being ready). They call me to let me know that they did there evaluation (with all the staff) on us this week (they do this with every couple) and they were ready for us to start as soon as my next cycle began… how God is that!!! Then I told Tyler and guess what? Through the help of our AMAZING family we will financially be able to go through this. I almost can’t believe it. I started crying happy tears tonight. I really have so much faith that it’s all going to work because God has gone above what I asked for and confirmed that it’s meant to be. Tomorrow I’ll call the clinic to be put on the schedule.

This is seriously going to be the best 2 months ever… well maybe a bit hormonal…lol.
I’m dancing at church this week then I have one week of repairing my house before Heidi, Chris and the kids come for a week. They leave the 11th and then Tyler and I leave that afternoon for Texas for his cousin’s wedding then the next day is Sunday and I fly to Portland and wait for my cycle (but I’ll have some of the best company in the mean time) then come the 17th (if my cycle is on time) I begin…. I just feel like the time is flying by… I’m so Happy!!!

Formerly "Scrambled Eggs"