Tuesday, January 15, 2013

A Day to Remember (or forget)

I posted a LONG time ago that the hubs and I have been struggling to get preggers. On my latest trip to the RE (reproductive endocrinologist) this past Sunday he scheduled me to come in for an IUI procedure. Prior to the procedure S had to give me an injection!!! Yikes, my husband????

Seth had to be at the doctor prior to me @ 8:30. I didn't have to be there until 9:30-10:00ish. So we took separate cars. I dropped Drew off at school and pulled out of the parking lot. Not two minutes later the Check Transmission light came on in the van. I called Seth who was already on his way to Little Rock and he called the Honda dealership. "Get here now," they said.

Let me just say that having a procedure done like an IUI is somewhat time sensitive.

Ok, back to the story: Get to the dealership and they understand that we are under a time crunch. Problem: All their cars they loan out are OUT! WHAT!!!!! After I had a meltdown over everything, I called my dear friend Holly. She had just stepped on the eliptical machine at the gym and dropped everything to come get me and let me take her car to Little Rock. (I owe her!!!!)

On the way to Little Rock we start getting freezing rain. I made it to Little Rock with no problems. Just some slow moving traffic.

Procedure: check

Back outside it's beginning to really come down. The roads are beginning to get slick and they are starting to close schools. Keep in mind I'm in someone else's car!!! A million hours later I make it back to Holly's house. Because I still don't have a car and I wasn't going to be at my school I had D bussed to the JH where Holly picks up her son. Holly then took me to get Seth's truck so I could go by the store to pick up something for dinner.

Hoping the trip to Little Rock was worth it! We'll find out in two weeks! Longest two weeks of my life!!!!!!!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Nana's Mother's Day 2012

My Nana & Me

My Nana is 30 years old.
My Nana weighs 50 pounds.
My Nana's favorite color is Purple & I think, pink.
My Nana's favorite food is s-getti.
My Nana always says "I ask her if she plays with me and she does."
My Nana cooks the best bah-sgetti.
My Nana's job is she plays with me.
My Nana laughs when I make some jokes.
If my Nana had time she would love to go somewhere, a fun place like Chuck E. Cheese.
My Nana & I like to look in magazines.
My Nana really loves me.
I really love my Nana because I love her.

Happy Mother's Day, Mom!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from the Spa City!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Funny Sayings

Drew is just so funny and full of personality these days. I just want to jot some of these things down so that I will remember.
  • Drew is quite the early riser. Like 5:30 or earlier kind of early. Tuesday he was up before me and waiting on me to get up. I told him he could not get out of bed Wednesday morning until I came to get him up. "Little boys need lots of rest to grow up big and strong," I told him. So Wednesday morning, he walks in the bathroom while I'm in the shower. I reminded him that he wasn't supposed to be up unless daddy or I had come to get him. His response: "I just wanted to tell you I love you." My reply: "I love you, too. Now go back to bed."
  • My sister is blessing me with a nephew in about 4 1/2 months. I called her yesterday to see how she was doing. I asked her how she was feeling and before she could respond, Drew said pregnant.
  • Drew is definately his father's son. He says things like: "And the crowd goes wild!" "Interception" "Arkansas wins by a field goal." "Into the home team territory." all while tossing the football around in the house. The boy loves him so football.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Interview with Drew

So I saw this on another blog and stole the questions. Here goes:
What's your name? D-r-e-w R-e-e-v-e-s (at least he can spell it)
How old are you? 4
What's your favorite color? blue and red
Who's your best friend? Kolton
What's your favorite animal? tiger and a lion
What do you want to be when you grow up? a coach
What's your favorite movie? Cars 2, Hot Wheels Battle Force 5
What's your favorite book? Cars 2
What makes you happy? Dad wrestling me
What makes you sad? I don't know, wait I know what it is, somebody pushing me
What do you like to eat? basghetti and meatballs
What's your favorite song to sing? Dyn0-mite
What is your favorite game to play? football and baseball
Who is your favorite team? New York Yankees

Saturday, July 9, 2011


Exactly one year ago, while in Dallas visiting friends and celebrating our anniversary, Seth and I decided we were going to start trying to have another baby. The weird thing was that that very weekend I was already about one week late. We found a Wal-mart and ran in quickly to buy a pregnancy test. We returned to the hotel and anxiously waited to see if one or two lines were going to appear on that little pee stick. Negative. That was ok, we had just decided we were going to try for another one. No biggie! August approached and it was time for "that drs. visit." Yea, you know the one! When the nurse asked the date of my last period I told her that is was in June. "June," she replied, eyebrows raised. "Yes, June. But I've had 6 negative pregnancy test." The dr. came in and said it wasn't a big deal that I hadn't had a period in July. And that it usually happens at some point or another, but that he wanted to do a blood test. Now, me and needles don't mix! AT ALL! In fact, while i was preggo with Drew my obgyn would prescribe hydrocodone for me before a blood test.
They attempt to draw blood but can't get anything. "Come back sometime this week." However, 'this week' was the first week of school. Not happening! On the first day of school approximately 15 min before kids came in from the playground my body decided to "get back in the swing of things" as well. Yay! Does this mean I don't have to take a blood test? (fingers crossed!)
So at this point, June: normal; July: abnormal; August: normal. September was normal and October was as well. November: same as July.
I called the dr. in December and they got me in quickly. The dr. gave me a prescription for ProVera, a drug that would "trick" my body into having a period. On the # day take another drug, Clomid, for 5 days then you can __________. Ok, so I'm not actually writing what your supposed to do after that. The desired outcome is a baby so you can fill in the blank!
I did this for 4 months and then went back to the dr. That's when I had the HSG and he upped my Clomid dosage. It's been a year since we rushed into the Wal-mart in
Dallas and we are still patiently waiting. I know that a year isn't long and that some people try for years to get pregnant and can't. I also know how wonderfully blessed I am to have a child and I wouldn't trade him for the world. But I also know that God's not done with us yet in the way of children. So we'll wait another year if that's what God has in store for us. I joke that God laughed at me because when people would ask if we wanted to have another I'd always say, "We'd like to get pregnant in August so that I'd be due in May. That way I can have all summer at home with the baby." So the waiting game continues. In the meantime, we will continue to pray for God's will and His perfect timing.