Saturday, March 29, 2008

Dancin Machine

Here is a little live action of our dancing entertainment! Hope everyone is having a great weekend. Chandra and Eric are here and we are about to play the Wii!

Monday night traditions!

This past Monday night was our turn to have the Benko's over for our Monday night tradition. Every Monday night for the past 2 months we have been having dinner together. We rotate between houses and throw a restaurant every now and then. We had a some special entertainment this time...dancing courtesy of Jackie Benko!

Thank god our couch is durable because for most of the night, it was the stage!

She was jamming out to the Arena Rock channel on tv, she really got into the growling.

She even had a dancing partner for awhile, who knew my cats toy was such a great dance partner.

What a cutie, how can you not wanna give her tons of smooches

I had no idea how delicious the dinner i made was...this is a true compliment! It was plate lickin good!

Sunday, March 23, 2008


I know i'm a blog slacker but i really have nothing new to report. I was browsing through old files on my computer looking for something fun to post and i found this. It boggles my mind how fast they grow up and change...this is from last Aug at the beach. Heather i'm sorry for stealing your kids to make my blog cute but i can't think of 2 cuter girls to post!!

I will have much more to post on my infertility journey in the next few weeks...lots of fun tests and procedures coming up...Lucky me! Happy Easter Everyone!!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Tests and more tests

Well here is the update on whats to come for me. I was just given my RX for my provera so i can't get my period, i will be having whats called and HSG done probably in about 2 weeks. It all depends on the timing of my period. An HSG is a test where dye is injected in me somewhere, i'm thinking my fallopian tubes, we are doing this to make sure my tubes are working correctly before i start the injectables. Then on 4/14 i will be having my polyp surgery, thankfully i'll be put to sleep for this. They tell me its like a D&C, well i never had one but i guess its not suppose to be to bad. After a couple weeks of healing i am allowed to start the injectables. I hate the waiting game, i wanted to start now, i know its only going to put me back about 2 months but when you want a baby bad, 2months is forever!
Once i'm on the injectables(Gonal-F is what its called) i will be giving myself daily injections in my belly. I will also be monitored with ultrasounds every other day and sometimes everyday(thank god for medical ins.). Well, thats all for now, have a good friday!
I just wanted to share with you my gorgeous fur baby Snax the cat...she is 17lbs so her name is quite fitting. I just love this pic because i really think she listened to me when i told her to smile for the camera. Notice her beauty mark, she is quite the Cindy Crawford of cats!

Ski Trip

I don't want this blog to be depressing so i decided to add some pics of our recent ski trip to Sugarbush Vermont.
We went with some good friends of ours, Becca, Jason, Evan and Jeff. Hopefully next year Evan will be ready to hit the bunny hills.

Our first day of skiing the sky was clear and the view from the top was beautiful.

This was Luke's 1st official ski trip and he did awesome. Day 1 was a little frustrating for him but by the 2nd day he was skiing like a pro(no black diamonds though, maybe next year)

Thursday, March 13, 2008

How our story begins

Well i have decided to jump on the band wagon and start a blog. As you can tell from my heading this is not a blog about my children, it is a blog of how i am trying to get my children. I'm hoping this will only be an infertility blog for a very short time period and will eventually morph into a blog of my pregnancy and future babies!

Let me catch you all up to date with whats been going on for the last 6months. I have been offically diagnosed with PCOS(polycyctic ovarian syndrom) Therefore i do not ovulate on my own at all! In order to even get a period it has to been brought on by a wonderful drug called Provera. I take it for 7 days and about 3-5 days after my last pill my period will show up. For the 1st 3 months after my diagnosis i was given a drug called Clomid to induce ovulation. I would take it days 3-7. I have tried 50mgs, 100mgs, and 150mgs...of course nothing worked, no ovulation, therefore no baby! Let me tell you the side effects flashes, tired, angry, sad, headaches, not a fun drug!

My cycle with 150mgs was monitor with ultrasounds and just to add one more thing to the mix, at my first ultrasound(internal, oh what fun) they found an endometrial polyp. Don't know much about this yet, i have a Drs appt tomorrow morning to find out whats going to happen. But since the Clomid is obviously not working i am onto the lovely world of injectable fertility drugs.

So that about sums up my story so far...this is an incredible hard thing to go through only those that have been through can understand. We really appericate everyones support and heres to hoping a baby will come soon.