May 17, 2009

A Big Weekend at our House (and a Request)!

I did some scrapping this weekend that I'm excited about but I can't show you yet because they are gifts and I'm afraid the recipient might look at my blog! So I'll have to show you later this week :)

So instead I will share some news with you!

Yesterday was Dan's 40th birthday! As has been the case for the past 3 of his birthdays, he had to work the midnight shift so there really wasn't too much celebrating that could be done. I did however go to his office at midnight with a yummy DQ icecream cake and everyone seemed to enjoy it. Later that evening after he had gotten some sleep he and I made his latest favorite dinner, New York Strip Steaks with Brandied Mushroom sauce. YUM!

In other news, as many of you know Dan and I have been longing for children for quite some time. We have been under the care of a fertility specialist and have gone through quite an ordeal thus far in terms of various treatments and procedures. At this point it seems that our infertility is unexplained. Having exhausted all less involved treatments, we decided to move forward with In Vitro Fertilization.

Our IVF cycle actually began 3 weeks ago with oral medication, but today is a big milestone because now I start hormone injections. Lucky Dan gets to give me from 1 to 3 various hormone shots every day which from what I understand could quite possibly make me not the easiest person to be around as well as cause a rather sore behind. Not excited about that part of this! The egg retrieval will take place sometime during the second week of June, and if we end up with a viable embryo it will be transferred some days later.

In any case this is quite the adventure with all of the out-of-state traveling, the physical unpleasantries, the emotional ups and downs, and the expenses, so I humbly request that you please keep us in your thoughts in the hope that we are one of the lucky few that succeed with the IVF. Thanks so much :)


Nicole said...

GOOD LUCK, Kris!!! I will definitely keep you in my thoughts!

Can't wait to see what you have been working on!!

Zoe said...

Kris, you are always in my thoughts your such an amazing dear friend of mine, I just cant wait for the day you post I'm expecting!!!
But until we get there I will be here to support you whenever you need me!

Zoe xxxxxxxxxxx

Jcbaron99 said...

As always, we continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Love you guys!

BAHGL said...

Congrats on scrapping, I can't wait to see it!!

Congrats on the IVF!! I will be praying for you and I am confident the procedure will be successful!


The Scrapbooking Factory said...

Kris! Again I am so thrilled for you and Dan. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers as always! What a road you have in front of you....I wish you all the best and in the end you will have this baby you have worked so hard for and when you do you will for get about all the shots and mood swings!


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Krista Hanna said...

Kris- I know that someday I will be coming to your blog and seeing photos of you and your baby, I just know it! I want with all my heart to hear the news that you are pregnant and I wish you all the best, you deserve it!

Janice said...

Oh Kris.. my friend. Just remember that you are NOT alone. We are all here for you in mind and spirit! Dan will understand if you become a "craZy woman"... he can handle it... we have so been there done that... just laugh at it later!! I am always here for you!!

libbym said...

My fingers are crossed for you girlie!! I can't wait to hear you say the news that a little one will be on the way !

Tammy said...

Kris you are always in my thoughts regarding your plans of parenthood!! I'm very excited for you and hubby ~ that you're going ahead with this.
So many of us have trials one way or another, especially when it comes to families and it is ALWAYS so worth it. Sounds like you have a fabulous husband...though I do not envy you on those shots!! LOL

Take care and try not to stress (so much easier "said than done" isn't it??)