Monday, April 25, 2011


So I went to OB/GYN Thursday for my day 3 sono and all looked fine. Even my blood pressure didn't skyrocket (partially b/c I thought I was just there for a sono and knew they wouldn't be examining me) terribly high! After the sono I met with the doctor because he wanted to make sure we were on the same page, treatment wise. He prescribed Clomid and wanted to do some injections as well, he even asked if I remembered how much they were last time I did them (over a year ago). I couldn't remember but I didn't *think* they were that bad so the nurse called the pharmacy and checked. $305!!! For 3 shots! And of course, my insurance won't cover a darn thing (they want prior authorization, which takes 2-5 days that we didn't have, and they probably would have denied it anyway). Dr. Wai overheard the cost and knew our financial situation (and knew that I could save that money for an IUI if this round of Clomid doesn't work) and just doubled my Clomid dosage and said we might use the trigger shot I already have at the day 14 sono if I have a good follicle. So, we'll see. I know I am not doing all I could do since I am not doing the injections, but they didn't work last time, so I know I can just save that money to put towards the IUI that has a better shot anyway. I love the fact that Dr. Wai and his office staff didn't make me feel bad for not wanting to pay $305 for the injections. He is a great doctor and I love his nurses as well. This was proven to me even more over the weekend when my best friend had her baby and she said he was awesome (which was a different experience from her 1st birth with our old doctor that we both went to).

So, here's to hoping/praying this works by some miracle of God. I go back on May 2nd. Hope the Clomid is nice to everyone in the meantime. :)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Ladies Man

The other day I picked Logan up from MDO and a little girl came out of the classroom next to his to tell him good-bye...she's not even in his class. He kind of grinned and said bye and I asked him who it was (he told me, I just can't remember her name).

Me: Is that your girlfriend?
L: Yes.
Me: I thought Emery and Andie were your girlfriends?
L: They are.
Me: Well, how many girlfriends do you have?
L: I think maybe 4.
Me: Really? Wow. You are quite the ladies' man.
L: Yeah. Cash is a ladies' man, too. We're both ladies' mans.


Then yesterday we were at a friends' house painting Easter pictures and he made 2 extra pictures for 2 of his girlfriends, Emery and Andie. We had to take them to school today so he could put them in their cubbies. I am in so much trouble...

Logan and Uncle Ryan (his Ladies' Man mentor)

Still Nothing

I went to my OB/GYN for my annual appointment a couple weeks, do I hate going there. My blood pressure shoots through the roof and I have to convince them that it's not normally high, I just have major white coat syndrome, especially at *that* type of doctor. Then they look through my chart and see how much it fluctuates and believe me. I knew going in that I was going to discuss doing more fertility meds since it has been almost a year since we last went to the specialist. I was hoping we could do some more Clomid, injections, and sonograms at the OB/GYN so it could be coded as irregular cycles or something and actually be covered by insurance, whereas at the specialist, it most definitely is not covered. When I brought it up, my doctor was kind of hesitant. He confirmed that I do most likely have mild PCOS, which explains why I don't ovulate regularly (if at all), and therefore am having such a hard time getting pregnant. He made it known that he would rather send me back to the specialist but upon seeing my frustration/desperation and hearing about the $125 sonograms, he agreed to do another Clomid cycle with me. Of course, I know it may not work (again) but it's worth a shot (literally, I have a leftover injection from last year we may get to use!). After that, then hopefully I will have the courage to go back to the specialist and just get it done because obviously nothing else was working. I am so incredibly desperate to be pregnant again and even more desperate to just have another baby. I have even been joking around about adopting (not really joking, I am not at all against it, I just want to be pregnant again).

So wish me luck tomorrow at my day 3 sonogram and all donations toward the specialist are being accepted at this time. :)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Happy 4th Birthday!

He's officially 4. I have a 4 year old. Wow. Logan has had an awesome birthday week--His birthday party was at Church at the Cross Kidztown Treehouse and it was stress-free and low key, the easiest birthday party he's had yet. All the kids had a ball and then, of course, we went to Fuzzy's that night with friends and family to break in the patio, as is our tradition.

Sunday night Heather, Ryan, & T-Luv came over for dinner since T-Luv was going to be out of town for his birthday. He got Logan a real harmonica and a new Spiderman bike since his other one was not the highest quality and was already a bit small for him. Logan was excited about the bike but is a little hesitant to use it because it is harder to pedal and it stops when he pedals backward, which he doesn't like.

Tuesday Aunt Toni took him on a birthday date to Legoland & Rainforest Cafe in Grapevine Mills Mall. He loved every minute of it and enjoyed going somewhere he had never been before. Of course, since I wasn't able to go I made sure they took a bunch of pictures.

Logan's self-taken picture of him and Aunt Toni

Wednesday was his actual birthday and when he woke up I made him pancakes and he decorated them with sprinkles and sang Happy Birthday and blew out a candle. He had school that day. It was a bonus that it was PJ Day at school so he got to wear his new Superman PJ's from Aunt Sarah and Lillie. He also picked out cupcakes to take to school.

That night he opened his gifts from Mommy & Daddy--a case for his Leapster Explorer (and the teeny tiny games he's slowly collecting), a Scooby Doo beach towel, Scooby Doo books, and a Scooby Doo movie. He was so excited about all of it. I love that it doesn't take much to please him and he was probably most excited about the books, which I love even more. Then we ate dinner and had a chocolate cake I made, upon his request, and then he and Chris played tackle.

It was a great 4th birthday and he is growing up so fast. I wish he would stop growing but last night he told me he "had to grow so he could do Daddy stuff...working, going out of town like T-Luv, playing golf, baseball, and football." He has big ideas, this kid. And I love that he idolizes his Dad and T-Luv. He's going to be a wonderful man someday. Happy Birthday Logan. We love you more than you'll ever know.