Thursday, December 8, 2011

Lord Please hear my cry....

Dear Lord, I know you're listening to my prayers on a daily basis. I jusT want you to know that I'm never going to give up on you because you've definitely brought me a long way. As I lay here in my bed, I wonder if I'm pregnant?? I sometimes wonder why I've been the chosen one to have to go through so much pain and despair?? I often wonder what have I done wrong in my life or where did I go wrong?? Yes, I know it's not a good thing to question your work because every work you've done is for our own good, even though we're not able to see the reason right away! I know Lord Jesus you said to speak our needs to you, trust you, believe you, and have faith while we wait and our needs will be fulfilled according to your timing. Lord, I would love to share the love I have for you with my future children very soon! It hurts for me to see others pregnant knowing that is something I really want to experience. I know Lord you've blessed me in so many other ways and I will continue being your servant until you call me home! I just pray God that my husband and I can experience the warmth loving feeling of raising kids of our own together very very soon! I TRUST you God and I know you are creating OUR family as I speak! Expecting great news next Friday stating, "You're Pregnant!" I'm praising you in advance God for the wonderful news my husband and I will receive on Friday, Dec 16, 2011:-). I Love You!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Day 5 Embryo Transfer

Today was our embryo transfer @12:30pm.....I arrived at Piney Point @11am as instructed with my Driver's license, a liter of water, 1 Valium, and 1 Motrin. My vital signs were taken first, then I had to strip from head to ankle leaving only my socks on with the hospital gown. The nurse told me not to urinate because I needed to have a full bladder for the ET. At that point, my bladder was extremely full and I felt so much pressure to the point where I was uncomfortable....yikes. I tried to hold my urine as long as I could....then all of a sudden I felt it coming out slowly....yuck yuck. I immediately jumped to my feet and I started going I urinated so much until I had a trail of urine leading to the bathroom. That was the most embarrassing feeling ever! How could I pee on myself?? I pulled the string for the nurse to come and assist me. She and several other nurses came rushing to my rescue to find me standing up in a pee puddle! Talk about embarrassing for a grown However, in my defense I told 2 nurses that I needed to go right away, but they told me to hang in there. Word to the wise: When you gotta go, you gotta go! The staff came in and mopped the floor and gave me some new socks because my gown was dry!! That's not the end of my story.......the minute the last nurse came into the Pre-op room to explain the procedure and to see if I had any questions, I felt like I needed to go again??? She told me to relax and it won't be long before I'm escorted into the OPerating Room. Well the minute she left, I stood up to go to the bathroom and started going I cleaned up the mess myself because I was too ashamed to let them know I had gone again! Enough of my pee-pee story.....well the RE Dr. Williams came in the Pre-op room to give us the results on the embryos: 2 embryos made it to The Blastocyst stage by Day 3.....1 embryo is at the Morula stage or Pre blastocyst stage......and the others (11 embryos) contain 6-8 cells. The plan right now is to watch the other 11 and the Pre blastocyst embryo until Monday to see if they'll be capable of freezing. The RE went ahead and transferred my 2 Blastocysts!! Thank You God for this opportunity again:-) Now we're in our 2 week's going to be a long wait , but we're grateful and blessed to have come this far. We're thanking God in advance for our developing babies! Around Dec 15, we will have our Beta Test!! Currently, im on strict bedrest for the next 3 days........sending baby dust to everyone including myself...Let the good times roll:-)

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Egg Retrieval Results

Egg Retrieval was on Sunday, Nov 27, 2011 @ 8:45am   A total of 24 eggs were retrieved!  woo-hoo  The next day Monday, Nov 28, 2011 the fertilization results were revealed: Out of the 24 eggs retrieved on Sunday.........14 of the 24 were mature........14 of those mature eggs fertilized......:-)  That was the best news ever, despite the fact that 10 of the retrieved eggs were immature. Praise God for the awesome results!!  My RE is definitely shooting for a Day 5 ET, which is set for Friday, Dec 2, 2011   At this moment, I'm nervous, ready, and anxious to get everything over with???? I've taken 2 weeks off from work to just relax and take everything in. This IVF cycle has to be the one because we can feel it.  I mean everything so far has been falling in place for us:-)  In the meantime, I will not worry about anything and just continue praying:-)  I've already claimed that in Aug 2012, my husband and I will hold our baby in our arms:-)

Monday, November 14, 2011


I'm so excited!!! Today marks the first day of me injecting Follistim for our 4th IVF cycle .  All of my bloodwork came back normal........Thank God!!  Also, my follicle scan and my lining were great:-)  SN:  My husband and I just got back from watching Anthony Hamilton at The House of Blues in Houston, TX   His performance was absolutely marvelous!!!!   My IVF protocol is as follows for the next 4 nights-- 100 units of Follistim, 75 units of Menopur, and 10 units of Lupron.  I will continue to drop by and keep you all updated on our progress!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

6wks post TAC

The last time I posted an update, I experienced some slight bleeding near the right side of my incision. Well to make a long story short, I emailed DR. Haney and was told not to worry about it because it was most likely a skin irritation. He said there was no way I could get an infection because I was a month past my surgery date...whew. I felt relieved! He told me to focus on getting pregnant and delivering my healthy babies:-) He's such a great person.....I will never forget Dr. Haney! Fast forwarding to today.....I went to my RE and my baseline was done......woo-hoo. Today I was told to begin my birth control pills for our upcoming IVF cycle!! I'm claiming triplets at this point....*fingers crossed*. One more thing, I'm scheduled for my hysteroscopy on Nov 1 to make sure I don't have any cysts, fibroids, scar tissue or any abnormalities that would prevent my embryos from implanting. SN: My hubby and I are extremely excited and can't wait to hold our babies in our arms in 2012!!

"And let us not weary in well doing; for in due season we shall reap if we faint not." Galatians 6:9

Friday, October 14, 2011

5wks 5days Post TAC surgery

Well to say the least I noticed a little blood on the band of my underwear where my incision was made?? I'm not sure if the blood resulted from me wearing a girdle or not, but this is the first time ever since my surgery? I'm trying not to worry about it, but in the back of my mind I am worrying?? In the meantime I will play it by ear and if the bleeding increases I will go to the doctor. I sincerely think the girdle caused the bleeding because (perfect body) it fits very snug and tight, holding everything I will keep you all posted!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

3 weeks Post-TAC

I know it's been a while since I've posted about what's going on in my life, but here goes: First off, my recovery has been great...I still have a little tenderness where the incision was made, but other than that I'm doing great!!  Thank God:-) Secondly, my hubby and I are still prayerful that we will conceive before the end of the year.  To say the least, since the last time I've posted, I received a visit from Aunt Flow a week ago, and we (hubby and me) weren't happy campers:-( WE hate Aunt Flow with a  Anyway, we've decided to go ahead and begin a cycle of IVF late October early November with my next cycle, if we don't fall pregnant before then. However, we are keeping our fingers crossed that she doesn't show up (Aunt Flow that is)!  We're like so ready to put this TAC to the test, if you know what I mean.  One more thing:  I sincerely Thank God for Health insurance because I just received the finalization of my paid claims for the TAC surgery and the grand total was $30,130.66...WOWZERS...... of which I don't owe anything.......yesssssssssssss  God is good!! Now it's time to put this expensive thing to WORK:-)  Legooooo

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Back at Work-Day 8 after being TAC'd!!

Well I'm a day late with this post, (I returned back to work on yesterday Day 7 after being TAC'd) but I'm back doing my home health!!! Thank you God:-)  Currently, I'm what you would call "Pain-free." I feel much much better, about 90% back to my old self again.....woo-hoo   Now just praying and hoping my hubby and I conceive right away!!  I will keep you all posted on our progress:-)

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Day 5 after being TAC'd Making progress!

Today marks Day 5 after my TAC surgery! I'm feeling much better, thank God! I did a little cleaning in the house for the first time.....yaaay In the meantime, the hubby and I are trying to figure out where we're going to watch the Mayweather vs Ortiz fight!

On another note: I'm just so happy, ecstatic, elated, and blessed to be in my own shoes:-) As I continue to read other women's blogs of their successful pregnancies after being TAC'd, I feel encouraged and anxious to get the ball rolling!! Hopefully around this time next year, my hubby and I will be spoiling our baby boy or baby girl:-)

"Do not be in fear of the past or what tomorrow may bring...enjoy the beauty of today and expect an even greater tomorrow."

Friday, September 16, 2011

Day 4 after TAC surgery

How do I feel? Hmmmmmmmm
Each day the healing/recovery process gets better and better! I'm still in denbout that I have been officially TAC'd as of Sept. 12.....especially having to go through my 2 angel losses: Zachariah Reed Batiste (Nov 25, 2009)@18wks and Jimmie Reed Batiste, III (Jun 26, 2011)@22wks. If I could do anything I mean anything to bring my two baby boys back, I would! I miss them so very much, no one could ever imagine:-( Eventhough, I didn't know them for a long time they're still my babies and I love them so so very much with all my heart. In order for me to remain sane, I've been praying on a daily basis for God to give me strength, faith, courage, serenity, and endurance to make it through the difficult times. I can honestly say that God has truly given me the ability to see it through. He continues to bless my husband and I daily; and for that we are truly sincerely thankful, grateful, and blessed! We both know that God has a magnificent plan for us because he hasn't brought us this far to leave us now:-)

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Day 3 after TAC surgery....woo-hoo

Today has been a great one thus far! I've taken a shower, fixed myself lunch (tuna and crackers), and now I'm watching the Tyra Show while relaxing on the sofa! The topic of discussion on the Tyra Show is "Being in an Open Relationship". I'm not sure I would be interested in that type of relationship because I don't believe in sharing my significant other with anyone! Lol I'm the jealous type, I guess??? Anyway, that's off the topic.......however, today is Day 3 after being TAC'd and I feel much much better! I'm amazed how quickly I'm healing. The hubby and I started TTC this past Tuesday on Day 1 after the Please don't judge us, we're just anxious to conceive right away and put this TAC to the test:-) off to baby-making we go!! Sending/blowing baby dust to all couples TTC....Happy baby-making....woo-hoo

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Our Chicago Trip-The Windy city

The hubby and I really enjoyed our time in Chi-town for our weekend getaway!!  What a Beautiful city!!

Day 2 after TAC surgery

Well what can I say.......I'm feeling a little stiff with mild-moderate pain:-(  I can honestly say that it isn't the best feeling, but it is tolerable!  So far I've gotten out of the bed 4 times to walk and stretch my muscles.  The first time getting out of bed was crucial and very dramatic for  I literally had to get down on the floor to stand up, while trying to keep my body about painful. OUCH  However, I was able to go to the bathroom and fix myself lunch (well warm up some noodles)  lol!  My hubby returned to work this morning and periodically calls to check up on me:-)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Officially TAC'd

I'm pleased to announce that I've been officially TAC'd as of September 12, 2011 by Dr. Haney! This has been a long awaited procedure since our most recent 2nd loss of our beautiful baby boy Jimmie Reed Batiste, III on June 26, 2011 at 22 weeks. Stay tuned for more details!!