Saturday, February 26, 2011

And the winner is....

Marissa @ Eggs in a Basket!!!
Congrats Marissa!
Please email me @ onthelanai 127 @ gmail. com by Tuesday morning and I will get your prize in the mail!

Thanks for those of you who participated!!!

Friday, February 25, 2011


Ok so a lil update on me!

Im cd 2 today and will start 7.5mg of Femara tomorrow!! Im so beyond excited. I have a very good feeling about this month!!

I have lost 11 lbs since January 11th. Im so so proud of myself! Since I have been lifting weights, I have a feeling Ive burned almost 20lbs in fat and gained some in muscle because I look so much more toned! So many people are noticing(THANK YOU LORD!!)

I just wanted to remind everyone that the Giveaway closes tonight at 10pm!! Go HERE to enter!!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Don't forget to enter into the giveaway! It closes on Friday @ 10pm!!! I am going to extend it from 6 to 10 just in case we have some last minute entries!!!
Here is the post that has the details

Monday, February 21, 2011

For your viewing pleasure

This is a video me and hubs(mainly my hubs) made to make fun of the whole Clomid Induced Rage thing. :)

Saturday, February 19, 2011

My Facebook Solution

I have opened a new account on facebook JUST FOR those who are my friends in the TTC/Infertility community!!

I am so excited about this, as recently I have had some pretty judgemental things happen towards me and hubs on facebook.
If you are not apart of this community and have a problem with me writing my emotions and what not, then thats on you. You know who you are...
If you dont like it, dont read it.
BUT to keep myself protected from all of that drama, I made a new facebook to help myself stay sane with all my buddies, and to also help protect myself from those who judge what I write here and on facebook.

This is my personal space to get through my emotions and to be open and personal with those who are going through this. If you choose to read it, then I am not liable with any hurt feelings, etc because have been warned.

Friday, February 18, 2011

50 follower GIVEAWAY!!!

Ok so as promised here is the giveaway details!!!!!!

Here is the winners prize!!
A coffee cozy from my friend Melissa at Arm Chair Knits!!
I bought this reusable coffee mug and will send a $5 gift card to Starbucks as well!!

If you want to be the LUCKY winner then please comment below by answering one of the following questions!!(I borrowed these from my friend Lisa from over at Pursuit of Pregnancy) as I am too tired to come up with anything else at the moment!
~How do you know me or how did you find my blog?
~And what do you like most about my blog?
~Do you have a favorite blog post of mine, and why?
~Is there something that we have in common (IF or otherwise - check out my "About Us" page)?
~What has been your biggest struggle or obstacle during your IF journey?

Each participant will be assigned a number and I will use to generate the winner!!
The contest will close on Friday February the 25th at 6pm and the winner will be announced shortly thereafter
Thank you to all my followers, this giveaway is kinda small but when we get to the 100 follower mark I promise Ill make it up to you! haha

So ready for this week to be over!!!

Ok so this week has been just so insanely stressful!

First for Valentines Day hubs had a huge night planned. Sooo naturally I had lots to do to get ready! Get my nails done, get a dress, and some awesome hot pink high heels!! Well ON V-day I saw that my dress had been ruined in the wash(the dye leaked everywhere!!) so I had to return it and spend three hours searching for a new one! It was so so stressful! All in all, I had a blast. Hubs had reservations at a top rated restaurant in Lincoln, then had reserved us a room at a local bed and breakfast!! It was a fantastic night :) We had champagne and were in bed by like 11pm. Talk about feeling old!! LOL
Here are a couple of pics from that night!

Ok so work has been insane, and Im about to only get one day off a week for the next 3-4 weeks. Im so exhausted! We are going to be understaffed too, as much as I love my job, it wont be fun! :( Ive been just so exhausted this week!! I really am praying I get energy, because I dont know how much more I can take of running running and running some more!! lol

Sunday, February 13, 2011

YAY we are at 50 followers!! TTC update

Ok so we have finally reached 50 followers so as promised we are doing a giveaway!! I will be using to generate the winner! Look for the giveaway post later this week! Im busy making a cute hairpiece to be apart of the giveaway, and will include pics in the official post! My friend from Arm Chair Knits sent me THIS cute knitted coffee cozy for the giveaway!!! Im still trying to decide what else to include.

Ok so its been an insanely busy week! I had my doc appt on Monday, and my doc has made it clear that he is still sticking around. So we are moving forward like we were planning. Surgery in late march, and then injects! We are going to do 2 months of injects with him before going to the RE in Omaha. I will be doing one month of femara while waiting for surgery!! I start prometrium on Tuesday and then when af comes we will be doing it cd 3-7. We shall see how it works..
Sorry I havent updated til now, Ive been sick with a cold plus school and work.

Weightloss update: 10lbs lost since January 11th!!! WOOHOOO!!!!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

New plans

So as you read here a huge wrench was thrown into our plans. We have spent the past three days trying to just figure out what to do. Obviously find a new doc is at the top of the list.

Our choices was 1)Go to our old doc in town. 2) See the other doc that is in town that has IUI on site. Or 3) Go to Omaha to the RE Ive wanted to see for awhile.

Out of the three choices, I didn't really wanna go to my old doc. I called them and for one cycle of injections with monitoring would cost around $3500. They are good but do not have IUI on site, we would have to go to Omaha for that. So if in two cycles we weren't pregnant we would end up going to a different doc anyway.

The second choice is a strong contender, I need to call them in the morning to find out their average cost per cycle and how soon I could get in for a consult and if they perform laps there. An acquaintance of mine did their IUIs there and have a precious lil boy as a result!

The third choice is probably the most expensive(I only have the consultation fee to base that off of though). For the initial visit, it is $400 (at least it was last summer). Since I have a couple different diagnoses though, I'm wondering if that visit would be covered by insurance. Im going to call them in the morning as well. I want to know how much it is for monitoring for a cycle of injections and a lap. I had a friend go here to get surgery for fibroids and she LOVED Dr M.

I have an appointment with my current doctor in the morning. Im planning on asking him for a script of femara. I figure it couldn't hurt to take that while waiting for surgery. Im going to ask for a script of prenatals too. A few of my TTC friends have prescription prenatals and they love them. I want some!! I am also going to ask for a referral to whichever clinic I decide to go to. (Im leaning towards choice #3)

There is more, but I came down with a cold last night, so Im not sure I will even end up staying up to finish watching the super bowl. Not feeling well at all.

I will update you all tomorrow!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

We are ONE FOLLOWER away!

One more follower and I will be doing a giveaway!!!!!!

My friend at ArmChairKnits has offered to knit a coffee cozy to send to the winner! There will be a few more goodies, but I just wanted to let everyone know!


Friday, February 4, 2011

Of course, because we just can never catch a break

So I got a letter in the mail today.

It stated how the physicians network my doctor is apart of is shutting his office down, and how they didn not have any other details at this time.

I mean first of all, that is just weird.

Second of all, are you FREAKING KIDDING ME?!!??!?!

Third of all, we are back to square one and have no idea what to do.

I called my old doctor, and got a quote from them. If we buy our meds locally ONE cycle will cost around $3500. If we get our meds from overseas, that will save us around $1200. But still....that is double(the cheaper rate) what we were going to end up spending with my current doc.

I mean, yes we prayed for God to close the doors if He did not want us to pursue surgery in March. I guess He took me more literally than I expected.

We have NO idea what to do. I asked my old docs nurse about her thoughts and she also thinks I have Endo. That is three different docs.

We have been believing God for a sustainable pregnancy without surgery, and I completely believe He is capable. But what about treatments, I don't know if we should go for them without surgery, or what. Grr..why does this have to be so hard(and expensive)?!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Broken..from what I hear thats a good thing

God has been dealing with me pretty deeply this week. First off its been one week since I found out SIL is pregnant. I really really wanted to be happy for her. To be able to call her and congratulate her. I want to be as supportive and excited for her as I want others to be for me. So I spent twoish days crying, yelling at God, and all at the same time begging Him for the ability to be happy for her. On Friday I finally felt that I had the courage and ability to honestly say "Im happy for you."

Am I still 100% happy for her? No. Am I wanting to be constantly updated or hear about it? No. But I feel that God is breaking me down just a little bit more. Which from what I hear is a good thing.

She was so understanding it actually caught me off guard. She didnt know about the miscarriage, and I could tell it made her sad to think that her pregnancy is more than just frustrating for me, but also so very sad at the same time.

I have only let myself listen to worship music for a few weeks, but the day after I found out she was pregnant, I turned it off. I was pissed. That only lasted a couple of hours. And every time I have turned on KLove, I swear its like God is talking to me through the songs. I have pretty much broken down into tears every day on my way to work singing the songs that come on. Here are two that I cant make it through the song without sobs coming out!

Thank you readers for being just such a blessing to me. For validating my hearting heart and being there to listen to me vent and cry over everything that has been going on. YOU ROCK!
Once I reach 50 subscribers I will go ahead and do a giveaway!! So tell your friends to subscribe and one of you will win some pretty awesome goodies :D
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