Monday, February 15, 2010

Weekend Recap

I can't believe the weekend is over. It has been soooo busy! I'm lucky I have today off too. I love being a teacher. :)

The weather forecasters had been prediction a chance of snow all week...around 2-4 inches in our area. That's a big deal here in Texas. I got up early Thursday morning so I could leave for my ultrasound. My RE is about an hour away from my house and I knew that a little snow would make driving crazy and slow. I got about halfway there and the snow was coming down like crazy. The roads still weren't too bad though so I made it there on time. My ultrasound was great! I had two follicles this month...wooohooo...and they were measuring at 22 and 23. My lining was also perfect. I was told that everything looked about as perfect as it could. We scheduled my insemination for Saturday morning.

I drove back to school and the snow was already starting to pile up. Of course my kindergarteners were wild. Not only did we have a Valentine's Day party scheduled for the afternoon, but it was SNOWING!!! I think I was just as excited as the kids. An email was sent out that we didn't need to get our hopes up, we would not be having an early dismissal. That was at about 10:30. When I got back to my class after lunch, just an hour later, I had an email that we would be dismissing at 1:30 and we could start calling parents to pick up their kids. It was really snowing! Even as a girl who grew up in Michigan, I was excited about the snow. We also had a late start schedule for Friday.

I left school at 1:30 and had to stop by the pharmacy to pick up my Nova.rel. I went through the dive-thru and then headed to Kroger. When I got to Kroger, I took my prescription out of the bag. It didn't seem right. It was a pre-filled vial. The nova.rel is something I have to mix together. I looked at the label and it was Ovi.drel. Eeeek!!! That is what I took the first month and didn't ovulate. I freaked out. I called the RE and told the receptionist what I had received. She said yes, you just inject it into your stomach. I told her I knew that, but had no intention of using it because it didn't work. Of course then I had to wait for the nurse to call me back. When she did, she apologized and said they had called in the wrong thing. No kidding! Now they would call in the correct injection to a specialty pharmacy since it has to be ordered and they would deliver it to me the next day. This also meant we had to put our insemination off until Sunday. Which of course freaked me out. I mean if the best day to do it was Saturday, does it make a difference that we are waiting a day? She assured me that it would not matter. What else is she going to say?????

THe next morning we woke up to 8 inches of snow and schools were cancelled all around us. I talked to the specialty pharmacy and they informed me they could not deliver my meds due to the weather. I was freaking out! My sweet husband who works in Dallas offered to get it on his way into work. He went in late because of the roads. He prevented a meltdown. Friday night after he got home, we went to visit Barry's brother and his family. The kids had their last basketball games of the year and we wanted to see them all play. They had games Friday night and Saturday morning. It was just an overnight trip, but so worth it! We had a great time!

Sunday morning didn't start off well. The window on the car stuck when I rolled it down to get the dew off of it. That caused a minor fight. ha! We switched vehicles and were on our way. When we went in for our insemination we got great news...B's sperm count was way up!! Wooohoo! Maybe this will be our month. Maybe we will have a reason to celebrate Valentine's Day from now on! Now I'll just try to stay calm during this 2ww.


Jennifer said...

Glad to hear the great news!! The month I got pregnant, I was supposed to have my IUIs on Saturday & Sunday, but the dr. was closed on Sundays, so we put it off for Monday morning.

I ovulated Sunday night (early Mon a.m.) -- I could feel my self o'ing, it hurt -- then I had my IUI on Monday a.m. Sure enough, less than 2 weeks later I found out I was pg.

I remember being SO UPSET over the timing, but a little miracle occurred. Relax over these 2 weeks :) xo

Kelly said...

I just came across your blog. My husband and I have been TTC for almost 2 years. I hope that this cycle is successful for you.

Anne said...

Wow, it sounds like things are lining up well for you!! *praying for you!!!!!!* Let this month be the month!! What an amazing Christmas gift!
That is crazy how you couldn't get your meds because of the weather...that would not happen in Michigan!! :)

Mrs. MidAtlantic said...

Ooh! Good luck!

Andrea said...


SO happy that you were an advocate for yourself and noticed the med's were not correct. I'm praying like mad that Cupid aimed his arrow at you and the result is a BFP! Fingers crossed, toes crossed, eyes crossed! Hold on to FAITH during this 2ww :)


twondra said...

So glad you were able to get the medication! Glad hubby's count was good! Yay!!

Sam said...

Oy, the angst. I took Ovidrel on one of my cycles, too, and it made me totally nuts. I refused it the next time, so I am with you on that one! :)

Hope it's a speedy 2ww with a great outcome!

MK said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog! :)
Our cycles are pretty close together this month. Good luck to both of us! :D

Party of Two said...

I am so glad you got to enjoy a snow days! It is pretty fun on those kinda days to be a teacher!

I am glad to hear you got good news at the doc. I will be sending lots of prayers from my side of the south to yours! ;)

I think this is your month too! Happy (late) Valentine's Day!

Courtney said...

Yay!!!! I really hope you get a Valentine miracle! I will be thinking about you and praying for you during this TWW. :-)

BabyFeverBlog said...

I'm also hoping you get a v-day miracle! Ugh what's up with the doctor's office calling in the wrong prescription?! At least you caught it!

twondra said...

Thank you for the comment on my blog! Can you please email me at and I would love to give you the password! So sorry about the hassle! It's just private stuff that I don't want plastered on the internet. :)

Megan said...

Good luck!! Hope the IUI takes for you!! (I'm assuming it was IUI...)

Stacey said...

Jennifer, I'm so glad this cycle is really looking up for you! You have 2 great follicles, hubby had a great count, and you (eventually) got the right medicine. :) Sometimes when it seems like the timing is all wrong, it's the month that it ultimately works out. I'm so hopeful for you! Keep us posted!

Lesli Westfall said...

Hi Jennifer,
I found out about your blog from Kelly's Korner. I am praying for you! Believing for a fruitful month! :) Just want to share my website with you, hope it encourages you while you wait.

I will be 'stopping by' in hopes of reading a praise report that you are pregnant!

Take care of yourself! Blessings to you and yours,
Lesli Westfall

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