Sunday, April 20, 2008

Family First

I feel like my head is spinning. I started stimming for IVF #2 on Friday night and we have been packing like crazy for a week or so now. The big move is on Weds, my mom arrives Weds night and we have a long week ahead of us. I just hope to be fairly settled before ER so I can rest up.

I have been having a tough time sleeping and I am not sure if it is the meds or everything that is going on. I have been cheating with the caffeine lately & I don't think that is helping matters, so I have sworn it off totally this cycle. I find myself laying there making all kinds of mental to do lists and planning out the rooms in my new house. I end up tossing and turning and getting all frustrated, it stinks. I am tired and need some sleep!!!

Sean's allergies are killing him and I feel terrible for him because it is kicking his butt. Stims are not kicking my butt yet, but I am sure it won't be long. Here are my dosages:

5u Lupron
225u Follistim
75u Menopur

Although the shots are not kicking my butt yet, they are bruising me something terrible. I don't know what is going on this time around, but my belly looks awful. I didn't have a single bruise for IVF #1. Maybe I will have a different outcome this time? The more bruises, the higher the success rates? We can only hope.

In other exciting news, Sean's company, Family First Mortgage Group, has just been approved to lend nationwide! This is a huge development and we are super excited about it. We need to work on a nationwide mailer or advertising campaign, but for now, we are sending letters and emailing everyone we know to put the word out. So, consider this my little commercial and please check out our website and pass it on to friends and family and please let us know if we can help you with any home financing needs at any time. An interesting tidbit about the company is that the name, Family First, was inspired both by our struggle with IF and the importance of family in our lives. Also, our logo, the Celtic knot was inspired by Sean's Irish heritage. His parents and his 4 siblings were all born and raised in Belfast. They came to the States in 1972 to flee the troubles in N. Ireland. Sean was the only child born in America and given the nickname, "The Wee Yank" by his relatives in Belfast. When we were brainstorming and designing the logo, it was very important to us that all the pieces have personal meaning to us. We are so happy with the way it has all come together and I haven't seen Sean this happy in a long time.

Could we possibly having any more going on right now??? Stimming, moving, a growing business. No wonder I can't sleep and my head is spinning. I am excited though, so many new beginnings...


Jill said...

OMG, I'm so freakin' excited for you and Sean! I checked out the Family First website--it's really good, Em! I will send anyone looking into financing homes.

You are such a busy girl this time. You'll be done with those stims in no time and you won't have even realized it. Well, maybe you can't overlook those nasty bruises, but the time will fly by for sure.

You know I'm rooting for you! This is your turn my friend!

Jen said...

Wow! You really are so freaking busy!
Hopefully the busyness works in your favor and keeps your mind off the IVF stuff.