Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Insemination Thursday!

Today's scan went great we had a 17mm folicle so trigger injection tonight at 8:30pm then insemination 8:30am Thursday morning. I'm secretly excited but don't want to get our hope up too soon. I'll be happy to just get 2weeks with no needles, i've got a killer bruise on my arm from a needle last friday that just seems to be getting more and more purple. Oh well, it will be all worth it. Spent the weekend at mums with Ahlia, Pinky got to hold her for the first time...it was so cute. Pictures to come soon.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

another let down.

Clinic just called....my hormone levels aren't high enough, have to go in for more blood tests Monday. Why does it seem nothing goes my way! Not feeling very positive this month and we haven't even inseminated. Did I mention how much I hate needles and now I have been injecting myself daily with them, I feel like throwing in the towel.

Welcome to the world Ahlia Maree West!

Baby Ahlia

Proud Aunty Toodles

Proud Aunty K

Proud exhausted Parents, Andrew and Lisa

After 2 and a half days of labor Lisa and Andrew made it to the finish line. Baby Ahlia (pronounced ah-lee-ah) was born the 24/9/2009 at 8:04am 7pound 11 ounces and 53cms long. The 24th is the day of my brothers birthday and 8:04am is the day Lisa was born so that was timed perfectly. It wasn’t an easy birth and we all held our breaths there for a while. Lisa’s blood pressure was sky high and no Dr had checked on her for hours, the labor ward was full so they had to be sent to another floor. Lisa was supposed to have her waters broken but by 1am in the morning when her contraction were 45sec apart the Drs still hadn’t broken her waters…they were left in a room by themselves till there was a bed on the labor ward! When she was pushing bubs out bubs heart kept dropping, they then found out the cord was around her neck. I don’t know the full birthing story but Lisa ended up getting an epidural and a fair few internal stitches and was hooked up to a catheter yesterday when we saw them. Hers and my parents haven’t even met yet so I guess we have one up on them as we met the parents last night lol. Her aunt, uncle cousins and nan ‘Oma’ was also there too and the aunt was quizzing Donna and I once she found out we were together lol (not in a bad way though). I would not recommend Gold Coast Hospital to anyone..they are terrible! Ahlia was so cute but for the first time I was not clucky over a new baby, Donna was though and kept asking to hold her again. I guess I’m just over all the trying and talking about it for the past 3 years, it literally has taken over my life. I went for my blood tests today and will find out this avo when I go in for a scan, I pray it is tomorrow and we inseminate Monday…I want all the needles to be over. I need it to work this month, please keep your fingers and toes crossed :)

Monday, September 21, 2009

My SIL is in Labor!

It's all very exciting here, mum just called me to say that my bro and sis in law are at the hospital and she is having contractions...there having a little girl. I'm going to be an aunty!! fingers and toes crossed for them :)

Sunday, September 20, 2009

We’re back in the game!

We started our Gonal F needles on Saturday so it’s all systems go for this month J I really don’t know what I’m feeling, I guess I’m excited that we are still in with a chance. I don’t want to get our hopes up if it’s not going to work. I’m trying to work on the attitude of ‘if it happens it happens, if not theres always next month’. If our attempts fail this time we are going to do a back to back cycle and go again next month. If we aren’t pregnant by Christmas Toodles wants to wait a few months…it’s really been hard on her too. Toodles has ended up getting a second job doing night fill to pay for all our extra expenses…have I told you all how much I love her! My brother and his gf’s baby is due this week…it’s just another reminder of what we don’t have. It’s just not fair…they are only 18 and didn’t even want a kid yet, I was the first person my brother came to when he was freaking out…to top it all of it was at my 21st b’day party. I guess no matter how hard you try it’s really just luck of the draw. It has been 3 and a half years since we first talked about a family and almost 2years since we started trying, I wonder if it will ever happen for us…at least age/time is on our side so at least I can be thankful for that.