Tuesday, April 16, 2019

My IUI Journey #4 Trigger Shot Fail

Well today was the day I was suppose to start my trigger shot Ovidrel after being on Clomid for 5 days. Unfortunately my follicles weren’t mature enough to start the process so I have to go back to the fertility specialist on Monday.

I was very prepared for the day, getting the ultrasound and moving forward with the shot which I hate needles. And now I am in the waiting stages again. I didn’t know that the follicles had to at least be at 18 mm for them to start you on a trigger shot to boost ovulation. Mine were only at a 13 so I am hoping that it grows by Monday. If not back to NYC I go until they reach a high number!!!

This journey seemed a bit easy but it definitely has had a lot of setbacks because of the unknown of it all. You can’t rush things to happen even though you want it dearly. With today’s delay, I decided that a glass of champagne was needed. After a month of no alcohol I decided that today was the right day for one.

No worries as I sip...Things will work out...At least in this moment everything feels amazing. Cheers!

Sunday, April 14, 2019

My IUI Journey #3 Clomid Symptoms

I noticed the first day of taking Clomid it made me tired within 30 minutes. My vision was blurry and I did have mild cramps. I took the medication at 6:45 pm and by 8 pm I was sleep. I slept all night long.

When I woke up the next day, I felt my normal self. My mood was good, no side effects noticeable and no cramps. I was really nervous thinking about the side effects that Clomid might have like depression, mood swings, hot flashes etc... But so far it was working for me very well. I did decide that I would take the medication much later around bed time because 6:45 pm was way too early. I still wanted to enjoy my evenings and watch my crazy reality shows. The evening time is when I am able to whine down so I wasn't feeling losing that relaxing period. 
I am being positive about this process and have managed to warn everyone that if I act weird for the next 5 days it’s all on the Clomid. Hopefully I won’t be rude or crazy after it’s over.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Pet Haul at Chewy

When you get a new puppy it definitely brings back life into you after losing one. I’ve been ordering things off of Chewy.com for awhile now (since February). The breeder I used for Julez put me on to the website and I’ve been obsessed ever since. This is my third order and mostly everything I purchased I would recommend. I love their website because I can read reviews about other people’s purchases, detailed information about products as well as view customers real images. They also offer 1-2 free shipping orders over $49 so I always get my package literally the next day! And luckily my dogs enjoy the products or have use for them. If you’re looking for another go to pet shop outside of the basic Walmart, Petco or Petsmart and even Amazon. Check out chewy.com you will definitely love!!
Follow Julez on Instagram www.instagram.com/juelztheyorkie

American Journey Peanut Butter $2.99
American Journey Turkey $4.99

Milk Bone Minis $8.16

Purina Benefel Baked Delights $3.08
N-Bone Puppy Teething Treats $3.75

Premium Pork Chomps $7.73

Royal Canin $36.89

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

3 Organizers You'll Love by iDesign

We have a million gadgets in our homes and usually you lose one or you pile them in places that become cluttered. This frustration causes for some of us to handle it later which becomes days and etc... To adapt to the spring season of cleaning and getting organized the right way, The Home Edit Program Using iDesign Products  has a ton of great products to gain your space back.
Below are a few of my personal faves that fit in with my lifestyle.

Over The Cabinet Hair Care Station 

Great place that's hidden but still accessible while you're on a mission for the perfect hairstyle!

Wall Mount Nail Polish Rack 

If you have a ton of polishes like me this rack is the way to go!

4 Piece Organizer 

This a perfect display that won't look messy with toothpaste and grit.

iDesign is available at a variety of popular retailers and e-tailers such as Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, Amazon, Kohls, Walmart, The Container Store, The Home Depot, Lowe’s, Ace Hardware, True Value, and more. Shop internationally at www.iDesignLiveSimply.com or select retailers.

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Monday, April 8, 2019

My IUI Journey 2 1st Monitoring

So I had my first morning monitoring experience which was very short. You have a time frame from 7:00-830 am to come in, along with other women who just started their first period cycle.
The first monitoring for that start of IUI was basically just blood work and we were there less than 10 minutes. Shocking! I thought it was going to be more to the process but it wasn’t. The nurse had us women in and out like clockwork. It was really great to see women with their partners during this difficult process. Some where alone but their journey could be totally different and more empowering than mine. Overall it was great to be in a space where all of us were in the same boat. So many different faces and age groups it was very comforting!

So once the nurse called me about my blood work results which was around 3:30 pm. She informed me that my progesterone (Progesterone is a hormone released by the ovaries. Changing progesterone levels can contribute to abnormal menstrual periods and menopausal symptoms. Progesterone is also necessary for implantation of the fertilized egg in the uterus and for maintaining pregnancy.) levels were a bit high to start the ovulation medication Clomid. (This medication is used to treat infertility in women. It works by stimulating an increase in the amount of hormones that support the growth and release of a mature egg (ovulation). This medication is not recommended for women whose ovaries no longer make eggs properly (primary pituitary or ovarian failure.) at 1.5. They usually have to be at 1 and they allow you to start then. I was told to wait until Saturday evening 5 pm-6 pm to start my process. I am to take two 50mg which is 100mg for 5 days. I am then suppose to come back for monitoring which will be an ultrasound as well as an injection for Ovidrel (This medication is used as part of a treatment program for certain fertility problems in women. It is generally used in combination with another hormone (FSH). This medication provides the hormone (hCG), which stimulates the release of a mature egg (ovulation) and helps you become pregnant.) which one of the nurses will administer.

So the next phase will be more intense and can you believe I am actually looking forward to it. 


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