Wednesday, July 24, 2013

First Vegetable Garden = SUCCESS

What started out as this...

Ended in all of this...

Upper Left: Jalapenos
Upper Right: Onions
Lower Left: Banana Peppers
Lower Right: Cucumbers
We are just waiting on the tomatoes to ripen! My first garden has been a success! Yay! :)

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Kristy's Baby Shower

Today was my sister, Kristy's, baby shower for Jellybean Davis. There was a little problem with the cake (which was eventually fixed), but besides that, everything ran smoothly. 

Here are my favorite pictures from the shower:
Mom, Kristy, and Me
The Cake
Diaper Cakes
My BFF's daughter, Emma! So precious!
Emma ridin' in my nephew's present from Grandpa.
Emma and my nephew, Lukas, playing with a balloon.

Kristy & Jason
The Belly
Me & Kristy
 I am so happy for Kristy and I can't wait to meet my nephew in less than two months!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Maximize Your Chances of Getting Pregnant

Clearblue Advanced Digital Ovulation Test finds your 4 most fertile days! Did you know that these even exist? I didn't until I was searching Amazon looking for the regular Clearblue Digital Ovulation Tests! They are $40 for 20 tests, but I surely don't mind spending the extra $16! I ordered mine and they will be here today! I can't wait to start using them! :) The video below shows you how it works and how to use it, but most of us infertiles already know how to use these things by now. :)

I have to laugh at the ending where she shows him the smiley face and he picks her up and walks away. I can't share those results with my husband because if he knows, then he feels too much pressure.

Today is CD12. I have been using the regular Clearblue Digital Ovulation Tests since Sunday (CD6 as directed). Last month my cycle was 39 days, so I assume that ovulation won't occur for awhile. According to my OvuView app on my phone, ovulation should occur around CD20. I am curious to see when it actually happens. This is more than likely our last time trying on our own before we finish up our last two IUI's and then move on to IVF if needed. Hopefully with my doctor cleaning out the small amount of endometriosis, we will have luck trying on our own. Fingers crossed!

Have a great weekend, friends!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Back From Vacation!

Hello, all! We got back from northern Wisconsin on Friday night. We decided to come home a day early because we have a lot to do this weekend before heading back to work tomorrow. Vacation was a blast though (minus the mosquitoes). My husband has been coming up to this family camp since he was a baby. This was my 6th time going up there. We decided to take the dogs this time and it really was a great week! The dogs were wonderful and had a blast! Here are my favorite pictures from this past week:

Pups 1st canoe trip
Family photo. :)

She's a natural!
Mackey's first time swimming.

Another family photo

Father-in-law, Sister-in-law, Me, and Mike

Roxy was right at home.

Me and my little guy on the boat.

The pups enjoying the boat.

Me with my babies.

Me and my sweetheart.

Yep. That was fun.
AF decided to show up on our first full day up there. It was CD38. I spotting for a couple days and CD 1 began on the 9th. This month we are on our own with trying. I have some OPKs, but since my cycles are so long without the drugs, I have to purchase more. I am hoping that we have luck since they cleaned out the little bit of endometriosis last month, but I'm not holding my breath.

Have a great week, everyone! :)