Saturday, October 15, 2011

I am the face...

of miscarriage.

"The only tradition our society does have regarding miscarriage is that you’re not supposed to talk about it.”

October 15th is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. At 7 pm, I will light a candle to remember my angel and to honor all the parents who hold their children in their hearts, instead of their arms.

♥ Remembering my angels♥

Sunday, October 9, 2011


I love to be comfortable. On my days off when I desperately need to rest and relax you can typically find me on the couch in a comfy tee, some work out shorts and under a cozy blanket.

There's something about a familiar blanket and comfy clothes that always makes you feel better, too, don't ya think? I know that was my favorite part of when I would stay home from school sick. Staying on the couch in comfy clothes under my favorite blanket, with some ginger ale.

The cool thing is, that tee shirts are beginning to be more purposeful and stylish now a days. They aren't just clothes to "beat around in". It is now acceptable to wear teeshirts out to clubs, the grocery store and even to work!

I was recently sent a teeshirt from for review. They sent me a grey short sleeve shirt with their mascot, a colorful monkey, on the front.

 The company specializes in all types of shirts from normal every day tees for men and women, to polos for work, printed hoodies and more.  They offer tons of styles and colors, competitive prices, and promise a quick turn around time so that you get your shirts in a timely manner!

This would be a great resource for any company looking to provide shirts to their employees. They work hard to personalize your shirt with your own company logo and information!

This time of year there are also a lot of fundraisers and walks going on for various causes. What a great way to show support for a cause but also have team unity! Matching teeshirts!  I've never had to order mass tee shirts before, but if I ever do, I know I have a great resource in this site.

The shirt they sent me is made with 90 percent heavy cotton and 10 percent polyester. The colors withstood washing and drying very well, although I'm curious to see how the screen printed picture on the front stands up over time. I try to turn the shirt inside out before I wash and dry it to help with that. At the advice of the sites owner, I ordered my shirt a size smaller than I'm used to and I'm glad I did. The shirts run bigger and my medium fits impecably. I feel comfortable in the shirt, it wears great and will be a huge hit with my preschool kiddos who are loving monkeys and all animals right now.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Back to the Drawing Board lol

Well, first cycle trying was a bust. Don't have to to tell you how I know right?

I'm doing okay, not really upset by it at all actually. More just stressed about work and what not.

I really wish I had a working heating pad though :/

Might have to run to walmart for one tomorrow after work.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Cue Final Jeopardy Tune....

So, I absolutely hate that I forgot to temp *consistently* this cycle...because its really annoying me that my ovulation date may not be correct

Add that to the fact that, I've had "symptoms" for almost a week now, and its still too early to test, I'm severely impatient!

I feel like I'm stuck in a revolving loop of that severely annoying final jeopardy music...

Its a good thing the tests were cheap. A five pack for 17 bucks at walmart...I'm not sure my resolve will hold out much longer! LOL

In other news, my godson will begin coming here starting on the 8th. He is such a sweet heart and I'm so glad I can help out his mommy and daddy by watching him a few nights a week while they work!

I'm heading to bed now, but do me a favor and keep me in your thoughts and prayers that I gain some testing patience, and that I have strength, no matter the eventual test outcome! :)

Our Journey towards Making a Family

Long Version : Our Journey Blog Post
Go here to learn about how we got our start..and where we are now!

Short Version:
11-28-2008- Started Dating

2-14-2010- Got Engaged :)

4-3-2010- First Positive Test- Baby 1 due 12/10/10

5-1-2010- Miscarriage at 8wks2days

12-10-2010- Estimated Due Date for Baby 1

5-5-2011- Second Positive Test- Baby 2 due 1-12-12
5-7-2011- We are Married!! :)
5-14-2011- Miscarriage at 5wks2days

6-16-2011- Repeated Pregnancy Loss blood work
6-23-2011- HSG looks good!
6-23-2011- dx positive ANA- Anti Nuclear Antibodies

07-05-2011- Rheumatologist Appointment
7-11-2011- dx Low Vitamin D levels. Start Prescription Vitamin D and baby aspirin

09/2011- Officially No Longer Preventing

10/5/11-First cycle Actively Trying. AF shows up

11/21/11-Celiac Bloodwork Negative, Vit D still lower than normal, start another prescription. Continue prenatals with Vit. D as well

01-12-12-Estimated Due Date for Baby 2
01/12-Vit D in normal range, start over the counter Daily Calcium with Vit D supplement per Rhuematologist.

2/15/12-Appt with new Ob who is more proactive with Progesterone Testing-suspects progesterone issues.

2/15/12- 5/9/12-Stop trying and start new charting method (Creighton) to watch for hormone imbalance.