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Monday, May 16, 2011

Week 4 of Viral Protocol

Week 4 of the Viral Protocol.  I'm so tired of the pills and the shots but I know that if  (correction) WHEN this works it will all be worth it.  The bruises are starting to get really bad and hurt but I have to keep pushing forward and keep going.  Once we hit week 6 I will go in for more blood work to see if my DOC has improved. (not really sure what that is.  What I do know is that if it has improved I should have a better chance carrying a pregnancy to term once I am pregnant again) 

I believe this whole protocol thing is helping.  Last week I went to the gym every single day and did laps in the pool.  It was funny, as I was completing my workout I heard my alarm go off on my phone which I would usually use to wake up from my nap!

I'm dragging a little today but I still plan on heading back to the gym to get a workout in.  I have attached the latest pic of my belly.  I really wish these were baby belly pregnancy pics :(  Hopefully we can start trying again in July.   Guess my heparin belly pics will have to do for now.

Monday, May 9, 2011

My 2nd Mother's Day and Update on Viral Protocol

My 2nd Mother's Day and Update on Viral Protocol

My second Mother's Day was amazing.  It still amazes me that 2 years ago motherhood was just a dream and now my baby girl is 2 years old and filled with such personality.  This weekend we really worked on potty training.  What a stressful and frustrating thing to teach, but I wouldn't change it for the world.  I feel so lucky that I have been blessed with such an amazing daughter.

On the "trying to carry to term" front we are in our 3rd week of the viral protocol.  I am now finally on the heparin and all of the meds. I started feeling pretty sick yesterday and this morning but I think it is because I took the pills on an empty stomach.  Once I had food in my stomach I felt much better.  On Sunday we start our second Z pack.  My tummy is starting to hurt from the bruises at the injection sites.  I wish I was writing this as me being in the 2nd trimester instead of this vial protocol.  ((sigh)) someday (hopefully soon) I will be writing to you all with a 2nd trimester belly and a baby kicking inside. 

I'm really trying to get my workouts in between 4-8p but it's hard.  I'm so exhausted around that time and I have to pick K up from daycare.  I do have a 7 day pass to 24 Hour Fitness so I am going to try and go swimming this afternoon since the doc says that is the best exercise for me.  Looking forward to working out some more.  It definitely helps my mood and makes me feel better. 


Monday, May 2, 2011

Week 2 of Viral Protocol

Finally I got the heparin ordered via home shipping so I don't have to pay the $350. I hope it arrives in time.  The nurse at the docs office said she told them I needed it ASAP and my Lovenox runs out on Sunday.  I feel bad because I have literally called the nurse about 10 times since my appt last Tuesday!  She is probably so sick of me.  I am now on all meds, in full swing, for the next 6 weeks or so.

Below is a pic of my belly after 5 days on Lovenox.  Not too bad yet but the bruises will really start coming out yet soon.  So not excited for that but this is my journey so I am taking it one day at a time.  I guess this is one way of getting to take belly pics although I would much rather be taking pics of my growing belly with a baby inside like most people. 

Lovenox belly after 5 days of injections 2x a day
Today I decide to update my written journal since it has been a while. I have had one since I was in the 2nd grade and have collected them throughout the years.  Then I started blogging and totally forgot about it.  Flipping through it quickly one of my ultrasound pics fell out.  In fact all whole slew of them flew out from the back of the journal from Sept 2009 when we lost our son Ashton Michael.  I had a good cry then picked myself back up again and listened to some happy music to get me moving forward.  I hate days like this when those little reminders pop up.  It's okay.  I'm going to be okay.  One day at a time.