Friday, May 27, 2011

Whirlwind weekends...

Well, last weekend went way too fast. My sister-in-law and one of my husband's oldest friends drove down from Ohio to spend the weekend with us. It was great! We had a lot of fun, except for the horrible sunburns we are suffering from. Never again will I forget sunscreen!

And, although my husband is in Ohio this weekend, which I thought meant I would have nothing to do (since I don't have many close friends here), my weekend is quickly booking up! I'm going to the outlets in Williamsburg tomorrow with a girl I met at work (whose husband is also in the Navy), and Monday I'm making a day trip to the Outer Banks with a girl that my husband works with (so, she is in the Navy). Sunday I hope to clean our closet, because it really needs a deep cleaning. Especially since we threw everything in there when we had visitors last weekend in an effort to make our bedroom look cleaner! ;)

Currently on day 4 of Provera. Which I nearly forgot to take. I need to set an alarm in my phone to remind me daily! And good news - my period has held off long enough to ensure that my husband will be home, so we don't have to worry about that. Whew! :) I guess God didn't laugh at me after all! hahaha

- Honeybee

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

God, if you're listening, please don't laugh...

Yes, I'm still here. No, I haven't given up on my blog already! :) I am currently waiting to begin my 10 days of Provera because my husband will be out of town for a week at the end of the month, and I was worried that if I had started my pills when the doctor said it was okay to start them (the Sunday after the ultrasound that showed I hadn't responded to the 2.5 mg of Femara), I would end up being on CD12 and CD13 when my husband was out of town. And if I do happen to respond to the 5 mg of Femara that I'm slated to take this time, I certainly don't want my husband to be missing in action when it's time for the IUI! Therefore, I am going to wait to start the Provera. I have it all planned out based on the slim chance that I could miracously start my period the same day I start taking the Provera, which would put me at CD12 the day after he returns, so we won't have to worry about him being gone for the ultrasound and possible subsequent IUI. And I doubt my period will start that day - I'm sure we'll have more time between when he returns and when we have to go in for an ultrasound to see if the meds worked. Although, it's always possible that my typically long irregular cycle length will be short this time around and my plan will be blown out of the water, but I'm hoping for the best! Be sure to stay tuned to see if God laughs at me for thinking I have this all planned out. :) hahaha....

- Honeybee

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day to me!

I'm a proud mama to my beautiful puppies! :) So yes, Happy Mother's Day to me!

Whew, what a weekend! Super early Saturday morning my husband and I crawled out of bed to join some of my co-workers at the Relay for Life. I walked in honor of my mother, a lung cancer survivor, and in memory of my father, who lost his fight against lung cancer this past summer. Later that morning I broke down crying in my husband's arms. I was an emotional mess... the combination of the Relay for Life, struggling to balance doctor's visits and possible IUI's with trips to our home state this summer, and the looming Mother's Day made me break. Thankfully my husband was understanding and said all the right things to make me feel better. :) And this morning he took me out to a lovely iHop breakfast because he knows I love their cinn-a-stack pancakes. Yummy! hahaha :)

In other news, I got my Femara prescription filled at the pharmacy this weekend, but had to leave without my Provera for 2 reasons. One, because they were charging me more than I felt I should have to pay (based on past prescriptions, what they were claiming I owed was more than I had ever paid before) and two, because even though I was supposed to get 10 pills, they only gave me 5 and said they didn't know when I would get the next 5. Okay, well since not only are you charging me more than I should have to pay based on what I know my insurance covers, but you are also not sure when I'll get the remaining 5 pills, I'll just go somewhere else. Makes sense, right?

Well, my husband spent a small fortune at the store today getting all sorts of stuff for his fish tank (new glass for the top, new lights, more plants, more fish), so I'm off to help him get it all set up.

- Honeybee

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Keep on, keeping on...

Well, the appointment went well. I got to leave work early and be accompanied by my husband to the doctor's office. The nurses are always so sweet and I really like the doctors there. There was absolutely no wait and the overall appointment was fairly quick. But, unfortunately the 2.5 mg of Femara didn't do anything for me this cycle. So the plan is to do an ovulation test on Friday/Saturday, just to see if I do happen to ovulate (because as the doctor said, you never know!), and if those are negative, I will start Provera on Sunday (since my cycles are so irregular and waiting for my period to start on it's own could be a long wait!) and take it for 10 days (I've only ever taken it for 5 days before, but the doctor said my lining was pretty thick so she felt 10 days was better). Then I'll take 5 mg of Femara (two of the 2.5 mg a day) and go from there. Hopefully next month we'll have better luck!

I'm not going to lie, I did feel some disappointment, but I know that getting the right dosage amount can take time, and I just have to be patient. But it sure isn't easy all time! :-P

The Relay for Life is this weekend, and I'm excited about going to walk. My mom is a lung cancer survivor, and my dad passed away from lung cancer this past summer. I'm going to make a shirt with a picture of them on it, that says something along the lines of "my dad, an angel in heaven... my mom, a hero on earth" that I can wear to the event. Hopefully it'll turn out the way I want it to. :)

Bedtime for this girl, I'm tired!

- Honeybee

Monday, May 2, 2011


Well, tomorrow is the day we go to the doctor to find out whether the Femara is working for me this month. I'm nervous because I have no idea what to expect! This is our first time going through all of this, so I'm nervous about what's going to happen and what they're going to say. Of course my husband seems oblivious to it all, and doesn't get what I'm feeling. Nothing wrong with that, I understand that it's understandable for him to not understand the anxiousness that I feel, but in a way, it'd be nice if he were just an anxious as me! :)

I'll definitely be back tomorrow to share what we learned at the doctor!

- Honeybee