Thursday, August 28, 2014

Weight Watchers

I decided to take a page from Miranda Lambert's book and lose 30 pounds before I turn 30. I started Weight Watchers and have been actively working out every day now. I feel good and I am seeing results. Weight loss can help your body sort of start working better. Women with PCOS have had amazing results with getting pregnant by following a low carb diet or losing weight.
April ---------------August

Late July----------Late August

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Fertility Specialist Appointment

Walker started school today and I went across town to meet with a new doctor. Since my HSG and R's semen analysis came back normal/great/no problems, she referred me to Houston IVF. She suggested one doctor within the practice that she went to medical school with but after reading their profiles, I found a doctor in the practice that specialized in PCOS (poly cystic ovarian syndrome). Since I am living with PCOS, I thought she would be the best since she is interested in it.

We had a great meeting. We talked about every thing, she wanted to see a picture of Walker, and we discussed what we would be trying. Since I have had blood work recently we skipped over that part and went straight to talking about medicines and ultrasounds. I really loved her. We talked about PCOS and she listened to all of my concerns, answered all of my questions, and even boosted my ego with complements about my knowledge and research of PCOS. (I'm pretty obsessed and have really done my share of digging and learning all about it).

With PCOS, at any time, you may become insulin resistant. What that means is that your kidneys pump out more insulin than your body really needs. I am not diabetic. My chances are higher for later in life to become a diabetic since I do have this crappy syndrome. So, with that knowledge, we decided to try out Metformin (a diabetic drug), to help regulate my body. I start taking that immediately and then if my cycle doesn't show up in a couple of days I'll start taking the Provera to kick start it. After Provera, I'll go in to have an ultrasound to look for fibroids or cyst and we'll begin the Clomid to start ovulation. There are lots more ultrasounds to go when I start Clomid.

I left the office feeling really good. She was confident that I would become pregnant and if not, that we wouldn't have to do IVF. IUI was a possibility but right now we aren't focused on that. Three cycles of Clomid and then we would try another drug called Femara.

So cross your fingers, toes, and eyes. Let's get pregnant! 

First Day of MDO!

Summer is over and school has started! Walker is in the 2 year old class this year. There's a huge difference with the start of this year because Adam is dropped off in the car rider lane and I still walk Walker into his class. Let's hope this doesn't cause lots of tears throughout the year. 

Sunday, August 17, 2014

House Stuff

I made a wreath. It's huge. I should have made it smaller. 

My new wall.

Bought these letters...

...stained them...

...hung them up above the window in the kitchen nook. 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Disney, Jr.

Audrey and me took the kids to Disney, Jr. and it was super hot! Fun, but definitely hot. There were different activities around the park and goodies being passed out. Jake and Princess Sofia put on a show, but Walker, Emily, and I were in the car. It was so hot! Emily puked on the way to the car, Walker was bright red, and I was exhausted and ready for the drive back home. 

Friday, August 1, 2014

Painting at the Community Center

My sister heard from a friend about a painting activity at the local community center. We tried it out together once and then I brought Walker back for a second time. He loved it! Hopefully they will have this program next summer. Walker is my little artist!

Walker painted this garden gnome that happily sits in our front lawn. When he passes by it he says, "PAAAAAIIIINNNNT!"

 The second time I took Walker by himself and he painted an alligator for R's birthday present. It happily sits on our kitchen counter. R is such a good Dad and loves this homemade gift!