Friday, December 31, 2010


I may be a day early in saying this, but I wont have a chance to post it tomorrow, so........

I am VERY ready to close the book on 2010 and start fresh with hope in 2011. This past year has been a whirlwind for us and while a lot of the negative events tend to stick out in my mind, there were definitely some good times as well. So rather than dwell on the bad, here are some of the good that 2010 brought for us:

*Our first year of marriage :)
*Husband graduated in May
*Husband got a new job
*We took some amazing trips (Vegas, California, and River Floating!)

......and best of all, I learned to find peace just enjoying time with our current little family: me, Husband, and the 2 pups!

I wish everyone a happy and healthy 2011! :)

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas Recap

Whew......Now that the holiday season is finally coming to an end, I feel like I am finally getting my life back! Between shopping, holiday parties, weddings, family gatherings, doctor appointments, etc I was running around non-stop these past 2 months!

Now that everything is over, I can say that we had quite a fun filled holiday season!

Here's some pics from over the holidays-- I really wish I had taken more :(

Some of my work family-- I love every single person that I work with and am so blessed to have them in my life :)

Me with Husband's grandma, my MIL, and some other girls in the family

And, of course, I just HAVE to show everyone what I got for Christmas (Husband really outdid himself this year!)................

Yep, its my pride and joy right now- I have been walking up to every person I know and asking them if they are as much in love with it as I am :)

The only downfall to our holiday season was that we are still without Baby Hill. I completed a round of treatment 2 weeks before Christmas and once again we were let down with the results (which has contributed to my absence here). Our doctor even spoke of the 3 letters we have been dreading........IVF. While we dont have to jump to it right away, he said he would like for us to at least begin discussing it as a possibility. Husband and I have thought about it a lot these past couple of weeks and we are definitely warming to the idea, but still have some concerns with that type of treatment. I would love to hear from any of you that have gone through IVF!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Send Some Love to Taylor!

Ok, this is going to be short and sweet because I have had a long day, so here it goes........

I know most of you are already friends with and follow Taylor's blog at The Undomestic Momma, BUT if you dont or if you havent visited her page recently please go send her some love and prayers! She is going through a lot right now and I cannot tell you what a wonderful, strong woman she is! Most of you already know that from reading her blog, but I am lucky enough to be friends with her in my everyday life (outside of blogging) and she is just as sweet, funny and kind in person!

I wont go into details here- I'll let you go to her page and read all about it in case you haven't already :)

Friday, December 10, 2010

Gone for some retail therapy........

So, I officially sound like a broken record :( Every month we go through the same cycle: start treatment, get our hopes up, go to daily doctor appointments, encounter lots of needles, get the bad news, then Cait does a lot of shopping. Well, we are at the shopping part right about now........

I had another appointment this morning (at 7 am- yuck!) and it seems this cycle of treatment will likely be a bust. I am not even sure we will be able to try an IUI this time. Instead of growing follicles- my ovaries somehow got it backwards and have now decided to start shrinking them! Yes shrinking!! I did not even know that was possible- especially considering I have been injecting meds into my body to speed up the growing process!! The doctor is supposed to call me later today to let me know what our game plan from here will be- but I knew it wasnt a good sign when all the nurses I encountered were scratching their heads trying to figure out what to tell me! It seems I have become some sort of science experiment because every time we try something with treatment my body does the exact opposite of what it should do! I think I have now stumped everyone in my specialist's office!

So with that being said, Husband has been instructed to take me on a very nice date night tonight and in the meantime I will be making best friends with our ATM card :)

Monday, December 6, 2010

Wedding Bells and Sonograms!

Yep, thats exactly what my weekend consisted of!

One of my besties got married this weekend and both Husband and I were in the wedding- it was here in Dallas, so it was nice to get away for 2 days, but not have to actually worry about traveling.

The wedding extravaganza started Friday evening with the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner. The dinner was held at a nice steakhouse in downtown and we enjoyed some yummy steak, potatoes, cheesecake and creme brulee!

Here we are with the excited couple- soon to be Mr and Mrs!!

All of the girls- after a full day of making ourselves pretty :) The theme was a winter wedding so notice our fur wraps over the dresses!

Me and Husband in the limo on the way to the reception- yes, my eyes looked HUGE all night, thanks to some fake lashes (not sure if that was a good thing or bad thing)

Having some fun at the reception :)

My weekend then ended with a very early doctor appointment Sunday morning. The good news is that the sonogram was neither good nor bad. This is what we saw:

If you look carefully in the upper left corner you will see that the tech noted that there are 17 follicles they are watching- yes, 17! And this is only on one ovary- there were about 20 on the other side. While this may sound like wonderful news, it can actually end up being bad at some point. Here's our dilemma: without the injections I do not ovulate at all on my own, but with the injections we end up with 20 follicles per ovary that start to grow- which is not safe. Not to mention I would prefer to not be the next celebrity mom for having 20+ kids!
So I'll be going back bright and early tomorrow for another sono and more bloodwork (as usual) and in the meantime we will just hope that the injections work their magic!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

We Got The All Clear :)

Today's doctor visit went great! The sono looked perfect and we were given the "green light" to begin injections tonight! We are going to do the same exact routine as last time (daily injections and sono's every couple of days leading up to IUI), with the exception of the injection dosages being slightly higher these first couple of days. Hopefully the extra dosage amounts will be just what we need in order for this IUI to be successful!

After receiving the good news, Husband and I enjoyed a fun day together:

We had lunch, grabbed some ice cream......

......and finished off with some shopping at Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack :)

Our next doctor appointment is bright and early on Sunday!