Saturday, July 23, 2011
If I am pregnant I start the progesterone suppositories (ugh my fav- sarcastic tone) and of course my heparin injections twice daily. If I'm not I will wait for cycle day 1 and repeat the process again.
Keeping our fingers crossed we caught the egg this month. I am feeling positive and upbeat and know we can do this.
Our doctor says we have about 5 months until the viral protocol wears off so time is ticking but I'm trying not to focus on that timeline all too much. We've been doing this for almost 6 years now and I've come to realize nothing is on MY time table. I can take the steps to get there but ultimately it's up to God and the Universe to decide. But still I have faith. I know this is going to happen for us. We've come so far and worked so hard.
For now I am focusing on my wonderful life with Kayla. She makes me smile everyday and I know I am so blessed. I love being a mom. More importantly.... I love being HER mom.
Thursday, July 7, 2011
On Monday, 6/27/11, my husband and I went to get the results of the Viral Protocol and the great news is....it worked!! My numbers, that were elevated prior, all leveled out!!! He even said we could try this cycle if we wanted. I was instructed to get my bee sting ASAP so right after we left the doc's office I called the "Bee Guy."
Tuesday night my husband and I drove to Mesa to get my bee sting. Kevin was very nice. He kind of reminded me of Owen Wilson for some reason. I guess I was kind of shocked when I saw him because I always envisioned going to this weird old shack covered in vine and sitting on some medical table with a jar of bees next to it but this experience was anything but that. He welcomed us into his home and had me sit on the couch. He went in his back yard, got a bee and came back holding it between his thumb and first finger. I was shocked he was just going to do this in his front living room.
He placed the bee on my right shoulder and let it sting me. I took it like a champ! Although it hurt really bad I sucked it up because hey, if this is what I have to do to carry a pregnancy to term I'm going to do it. He pulled the bee off and left the stinger in for about 45 seconds. The pain got worse and then finally subsided after about 2-3 minutes.
|Placing the bee on my arm|
|Bee getting ready to sting me|