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Monday, May 20, 2019
Sunday, May 5, 2019
So the countdown to my pregnancy test was a breeze for me. I can truly say I didn't consume myself with thinking about it. I just took each day for what it was. For me its very easy to do because I like to keep my mind busy. I did keep myself updated in my IVF and IUI support groups just to have information on what others felt after their IUI. Sometimes its good to surround yourself with people that are in the groove of the same process.
I came across a lot of people saying you can take your pregnancy test 5 days before or that they just couldn't wait to test. I could definitely wait to test. This is a life changing moment and I wanted to make sure I took my test when I was scheduled. I didn't want to have a fake positive along the way from checking too early.
The day before my test I was very anxious because everyone was calling or texting about tomorrow being the big day and I just didn't want to think about it. I already had two days of mild cramping that came and went away, a bit of unusual spotting and I was late on my period. So for me confusion was in full effect and the clock was ticking. We got our pregnancy test from Target, so many brands you will be so overwhelmed by what to get. I stayed with the brand ClearBlue people say its the best I guess it is? It simply has a plus sign if you're pregnant or a negative sign if you have to work on it again. Very simple for under $9 and we were excited we got the test now the real moment begins.
24 hours later...I expect to take my test at 5 am they say the first morning urine is this best... I waited. My emotions were a bit nervous. What if I am...I played it cool until 11:30 am. It was my call just to do it and find out. And so I did secretly and nervous as hell. Please read the directions before you do the test if I didn't I would have messed up completely. (Take the cap off first) Very important! I peed on the stick it turned pink to let me know it was working...3 minutes and you find out if you're a mom. I waited 5 minutes... I think my video camera read the test before I could clearly see what I was reading. NOT PREGNANT!! Was the result. I paused looked at it a few more times thinking is it right?! Yep it was. And so the thought of not really feeling pregnant was already on my mind so I wasn't too disappointed. I just knew everyone else was going to be and that I would be starting this fertility journey all over again. At that moment I just knew all I wanted was a bottle of Korbel sweet rose and I was going to drink it until I felt wonderful.!
Cheers to IUI number 2 in June!
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
When new beauty hits from It Cosmetics it’s always so exciting! The brand usually has a lot of new products that I become addicted to and of course I am going to share!!
I was sent some new beauty from the brand that I tried and also haven’t tried yet because of my current beauty regimen. I’ve been using the products well over a month and they work wonders ladies! So my favorites of course is their Lux Face and Neck Roller it feels so good when it’s refrigerated and it smooths all over your skin. The only con is the price would be better if it were cheaper than $36 or offered as a set. I love their Confidence In A Neck Cream its so amazing and I use it more than needed because it works! I am always a fan of their Confidence in a Cream Moisturizer that I use only at night. It's not a new product but it works well with the neck cream!
Their new foundation Confidence In A Foundation is oil free and has a velvet matte finish. You only need a few pumps because the coverage is full and it’s a good switch for the summer season. It’s more heavier than the airbrush powder which is what I use daily. I can definitely rock this one more at night or if I am looking for more of a glam beauty look. My shade for the moment is Rich and once the summer heat hits I will upgrade to shade Rich Natural. They have 48 shades to choose from so make sure you find your right look.
The other products that I haven’t had time to use yet but will update you when I do is their Confidence In A Cream Rosy Tone (looks so pretty and pink and slight shimmer), Confidence In A Gel Lotion and the Skin Hugging Foundation Brush is similar to other brushes they have but it’s just as elegant as their others.
The price points for the products range from $32-$52 all worth it if you are all for healthy skin.
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Monday, April 22, 2019
The day of IUI and it’s starting off as stressful. My partner couldn’t make the appointment to give sperm the day of the transfer. We booked a hotel a few blocks from the the fertility clinic so he would have easy and private access to do his business. Well he barely slept and was super exhausted resulting in no fresh sperm! So I had a 7am call time to thaw out his frozen sperm so we can move forward with IUI. With all of this unnecessary drama I feel like my body is in stress mode! Will the frozen sperm be enough? Not really sure. His 46 million sperm with only 7 % motility (swimming sperm). The normal should at least 40.
We still have to plan for intimacy after IUI which is good and the next day as well. Every extra step is helpful when it comes to this procedure. We missed one step so not sure how it will effect our chances.
The IUI was uncomfortable but didn’t hurt. The beginning is similar to getting a Pap smear. The doctor is double checking making sure things are good and they want to be able to have a good view to place the sperm near the eggs. They used a catheter and then a syringe to release the sperm into my uterus. I didn’t feel anything at all. I had to lay down 10-15 minutes after the procedure and that was it.
After it was over my stress level completely dropped! I felt amazing that I did this and the hopes of it working was the only thought process I had. I have a two week wait period until I know for sure. May 1st is the day I check. If things are unsuccessful we have only one IUI in our cards left that the doctor has approved.
My family and friends are hoping for the best so hopefully we are blessed enough to share our great news.
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Another appointment for my Ovidrel trigger shot is today. Hopefully my follicles are high enough that I can trigger and do IUI. I feel great and wonderful so there isn’t a real reason why I can’t move forward, except if none of my follicles reach 18 mm. Thankfully my parents have the day off and decided to help out and take me to NYC.
7 am monitoring I checked in and I feel like my numbers are high. The champagne had to work last night I am sure! After having an ultrasound I had 4 follicles measured at 18+, 16+, 16+ and 15+. The doctor says 18 is the magic number and you only need one mature follicle to start trigger so I am good! My other follicles will probably reach the high numbers just in time for my IUI. Everything is working and I am super excited!!! The trigger shot was super easy and did not hurt! I hate needles no matter how small I still hate them. But this shot I didn’t feel a thing not even a pinch! So if you’re scared don’t be!!
I was on cloud 9 all day after it was over. The big day comes tomorrow IUI and then the process is over. I am almost done with my journey it went pretty fast but I did have some challenges. Can’t wait until tomorrow, it will get real!