Saturday, September 21, 2013

Things are Looking Up!

Hello, friends!

This past Monday I had my appointment with my RE about IVF. I am set up to start in October. She has me on birth control now. I thought that this was a little weird because why on God's green Earth would I want to take something that PREVENTS me from getting pregnant?! After some research, this is what I found: Using birth control pills before a treatment cycle has been shown to decrease your risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome and ovarian cysts and may even improve the odds of success. I have no idea how long I do this for. My guess is until the end of the month. I only assume that because I know that the very beginning of the month is always SUPER busy with IVFers at the clinic.

I will get my IVF meds on Tuesday. Insurance covered over $4,000 worth of medications. There was one pill that they didn't cover at all, but it only cost me $170 for it. I had NO idea how much meds I would be on and how much they would be. I'm sure glad that insurance covered most of it because I was thinking that at most it would be $500 out of pocket. Glad it wasn't more.

In other news, I finally got used to my crazy work schedule that I mentioned before. I work 6:30am-8:40am (before school care), 9:30am-1:30pm (teacher's aide), and 3:30pm-6pm (after school care). I got a call this week from the principal at the junior school in the district that I currently work in about an open full time special education aide position at his school. It would be working one on one with children with learning disabilities. I would be a "push in" aide where I would go into a regular ed classroom to work with the kids. I did not interview with him, but about 3 weeks ago I had an interview for another similar position with the head of the special education department. I'm not sure if it's a done deal or not or if I need to have a second interview. I am still waiting to hear back from him or the special education department. It will be a big change because I only have classroom experience working with kindergarteners through third graders. I have had a chance to work with the older kids when I was working as a day camp counselor this summer and I am currently working with some middle school students during before and after school care. I think I could like it. I also would LOVE to have more normal hours (I would work 7:30am-3:05pm). BEST of all, I can get insurance that covers 100% of fertility costs. Where do I sign?! ;)
Enjoying the weekend with my babe!

I hope all of you are enjoying your weekend! So far mine has been great! My husband and I took our fur babies for a long walk earlier this afternoon and now we are all chillaxin'. I am hoping to get some energy to paint one of the walls in my kitchen tonight. It will be another thing that I can cross off of my pre-IVF "to do" list.

This is what I've completed so far:

Yearly Check Up/Pap Smear - DONE 9/5 - all good
Teeth Cleaning/X-rays - DONE 9/9 - all good
Mammogram - DONE 9/16- all good

Paint Bathroom - DONE 9/2
Install new bathroom accessories - DONE 9/2

Enjoy the rest of your weekend! 

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Highlight of My Week

Me with my sis and new nephew! :)
Over four years ago, my sister and brother-in-law were going to start trying for a baby. Then my brother-in-law found a lump in my sister's breast and shortly after she was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer. She had a double mastectomy and went thru chemo treatments. She has been cancer free since! :)

They had officially been trying for a baby since late 2011. After one miscarriage in early 2012, they were pregnant again by December. On Wednesday, September 4th, my nephew, Nathaniel (Nate) Robert, was born at 7:12pm. He was 7 pounds 14 ounces and 21 inches. I was lucky enough to be invited by my sister to be in the delivery room. At first I was super nervous and uncomfortable. Nervous, you ask? She was in a lot of pain/discomfort and for a brief moment I thought "Do I really want to go through this?" I was uncomfortable because as my brother in law said it, I didn't really want to look at my sister's who-ha. I didn't know where to look. Eventually I was watching in excitement as my little nephews head was starting to pop out. It was such an amazing experience.



We went to visit Nate at home yesterday! I LOVE that little man! :)