Thursday, December 17, 2009

Merry Christmas!!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Long Overdue..........

Clearly we have not been very good at updating this, our apologies. In our last post John talked about my surgery, I was up and back to work within four days, feeling like myself again within a week. My check-up went well and we were given the “all clear” to try again after one full cycle and so we did.

The tests after my missed period came back negative on day three past, four past, five..…poor John only hung his head and said “You have to be kidding me, it is humanly impossible to have that much sex and not be pregnant. Someone is pregnant, you, me, the dog, a neighbor…….someone HAS to be pregnant”.

And he was right, on day six I took a test and it was POSITVE! We were elated.

Turns out that rotten endometriosis was really jamming up our game and there was little that we could do to get pregnant or maintain a pregnancy while it was there. We didn’t want to tell you another sad story, so we decided that we would stay away from the blog for a bit, just until we were through the 12 week mark and then we procrastinated a little with the Thanksgiving holiday. It is week 16 and ½ and we are due on May 31st, although baby is measuring about a week bigger than it ought to be…..long limbs the doctor says.

Our next ultrasound is on January 4th, we are still debating over finding out the sex, John is a “yes” I am a “no”, he will likely win, but feel free to chime in with your vote. We want to express our heartfelt gratitude to all of you who have kept us in your thoughts and prayers. This has been a long road and we feel so very blessed to have made the journey with each of you. This baby will be so loved and we so love each of you.

My boobs are huge (no really) and my belly is starting to match.


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Surgery Update

Just a quick note to let everyone know that Meghan's procedure went very well. The Doctor found some stage 2 endometriosis on both overies and successfully removed it with a laser. She is in some pain, but nothing that can't be comforted with perscription drugs and love from yours truly. I asked the Doc if he thought that this was a contributing factor to our struggles and he said it most certainly was. Finally, an answer and solution. Thank you so much to everyone for your calls, messages, flowers, etc. We are truly blessed with great friends and family. Please continue to pray for Meg to have a speedy revovery. More news when she is feeling better and after we have a sit down with the Doc.

-- Post From My iPhone

Monday, July 27, 2009

On to the next "event"

It’s been a while and we’ve got a lot of this and that to report. No dice in June for all of you who took John up on his bet, sorry. I finished my “vaginal wandings” with an adorable nurse named Candy, who at this point I am sure, wants me to be pregnant as much as we do. On my last day, day 19 I ovulated and the target hit the tube. I was sort of sad to have to say “Goodbye” to Candy and her magic wand.

After much thought, contemplation and prayer we have decided to have Laparoscopic surgery. Well, I guess I will have the surgery and John will play nurse for the few days afterward while I recover. The surgery is scheduled for August 4th at 7AM, prayers are welcome and appreciated. This surgery is sort of a “one stop shop” which will allow the surgeon to take a look at everything all at once and assess the situation from the inside out. While I am not excited about anesthesia and having any downtime we are both excited about the prospect of knowing what is really going on. The surgery will allow the doctor to test my tubes to make sure that they are open, see that there are no polyps, cysts or tumors and will also check for endometriosis. I will also receive a D&C to ensure that there is no build up of endometrial tissue which could prohibit implantation. Should they find any of these things they will be removed or treated while I am under avoiding another subsequent surgery in the near future. It seems aggressive and it is. Out hope is that they find something easily remedied and we can try again in August.

Our spirits are high and we continue to have great faith throughout the process. I keep waiting to get bitter or angry and thankfully I feel nothing but great hope and faith. I have very much appreciated all of you who have reminded me that we are not alone in this and that you are only a phone call away should I need to vent, breakdown and have a good cry, or just commiserate with others who have been there. I am so grateful for all of the amazing people in our lives that love us and are praying for a baby to come into our lives in one way or another. To say it simply, thank you. Thank you a thousand times over for being our biggest supporters and for the compassion and faith that you continue to show. We will keep you posted.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Place your bets..

I'm taking bets on which of my swimmers will hit the target this month. $5/bet. Just print the photo, circle your choice and send it to me along with the $. Good luck! Oh, and keep sending the mojo, prayers, etc.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Meghan: A Process and a Plan

I fired my doctor. Many of you told me that I ought to and I just decided (about two weeks ago) that you are right. I love the new Doctor. He is also close-by which I love now that I get to see him, or one of his staff, every other day for three weeks. We have moved on to the land of the “internal ultrasound” in order to detect ovulation. It looks to me like I ovulate a whole lot later than the average bear which could mean a Luteal Phase Defect---a lowered amount of progesterone---making it near impossible for implantation and even tougher to sustain a pregnancy. So, in order to confirm, I am the lucky winner of every-other-day vaginal “wand-ing” (ladies I know that you know what I mean). The only thing better than a vaginal ultrasound is a vaginal ultrasound when you really have to go pee, one bump of the bladder with the wand and yikes…….

Today is day 16 no ovulation, a couple of eggs in there and one mighty follicle growing great-guns that John can call a “target”. Tomorrow is my day off from the doctor. I will keep you posted on any happenings. I really feel blessed to have found this “new guy”, he has a process and a plan----you know how much I love a good process and a plan.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Meghan: Let me see you in your mullet wig?

Wow, “Eye of the Tiger”….I hope John will dress-up like the guy with the white scarf and the boots on the album cover and sing to me while playing air-guitar. I’d be pregnant in a jiffy, I am certain. I guess we’ll need a mullet wig too………

What Johnny “sunshine” says is true. I am feeling great and we seem to be back on track for another round of baby making madness. I have recently avoided doctor’s offices and general pregnancy talk for the most part; although two, yes count them two, of my dear friends and loyal blog followers are now knocked-up. And one of you, you know who you are, was not even trying…..! The other----you know who you are too----prego in the first month----freaking show-off….oh yeah, I said it. A lesser woman would feel some competition right now….but I refrain from such silliness----as all of you who know me know ---- I am not competitive, at all.

I still diligently take my temperature, several times a night, as each time that I stir I think that the alarm as just went off and I don’t want to “ruin my chart”. John is a little over the beeping sound of the thermometer at 2, 4 and 6AM, but he hides his annoyance well---most times. You know, we’re really good. Whatever this journey is, I am so grateful to be on it with him. The humor gets me though the rough spots, my amazing girlfriends listen to me vent, my family prays and John is my rock. Shannon thank you for your sweet emails and EB you are in my prayers each night, your words were so kind, thank you. Love you all…………………….it’s 10:30PM on a Sunday night and we have work (fun) to do.
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