Monday, June 29, 2009

Doing the impossible...

I decided a few months ago that I wanted to have a surprise birthday party for my hubby's 40th. I was worried about how I would ever pull it off without him finding out, he always has a knack for figuring stuff out,so to surprise him is impossible, well almost! I started with the guest list and from there I started calling different places to see about renting for the night. I finally decided on a place that would not break the piggy bank. I bought the invites so I could work on them when he was not around but still get them mailed out a few weeks before the party. The party was planned one week before his actual birthday. His birthday is on July 4th so with the holiday I did not even want to plan it on the day of, plus I figured a week before would throw him off. My grandparetns 60th anniversary is JUly 2nd, so that was my ruse to get him to the surprise party. He thought we were going for a surprise party for my grandparents..PERFECT! I covered my tracks for the day of the party by telling him that my mom asked me to help make some food and get stuff together for the problem. I went to the store got all the food stuff I needed, the sheet cookie and the rest of the decorations. All the stuff I had bought in previous weeks was hidden away in the trunk of my car...I just prayed that he woul dnot have to get into my trunk for anything. I met my mom at the party spot so we could rearrange tables, decorate and leave any food that we possibly could. We then headed to her house to get busy making stuff. I left there with enough time to go home, eat with the hubby and get ready for the party. We headed out and once in the parking lot, I called my mom, let it ring then hang up, so she knew we were in the parking lot and headed up. Right as we got to the top of the stairs, he hesitated and said this is not for your grandparents is it? I could not help but to let out the biggest grin I could, grabbed his hand and said let's go. Everyone yelled out surprise as we made our way through the entrance. He was so SURPRISED and I was relieved that I pulled it off. There were so many friends and family there, it was a wonderful night and he really enjoyed it and was thrilled that I did that for him.
Happy 40th my love!!! Of course we will be celebrating more the weekend of when we have his daughter and see the rest of his family.

Friday, June 12, 2009


So the dream did not prove to be a sign for me being pregnant, not sure what it meant?!?! I actually made a follow up appointment with my gyno, because the hubby and I have been TTC since April 2008 and no luck. I actually started the day of my appointment, so another cycle that I prayed would not happen, happened. She(my doc) suggested that I have a hysterosalpingogram(HSG) and my hubby have a semen analysis done. Once we get the results of those tests then we will proceed from there, if everything is normal then she said that she would go ahead with the referral to a specialist, because she is concerned about my age and pregnancy and does not want to waste time within her office when the end result would be referring me to a specialist anyway.

Just a little info on HSG and Semen Analysis: A HSG is an X-ray test that looks at the inside of the uterus and fallopian tubes and the area around them. It often is done for women who are having a hard time becoming pregnant (infertile).During a hysterosalpingogram, a dye (contrast material) is put through a thin tube that is put through the vagina and into the uterus. Because the uterus and the fallopian tubes are hooked together, the dye will flow into the fallopian tubes. Pictures are taken using a steady beam of X-ray (fluoroscopy) as the dye passes through the uterus and fallopian tubes. The pictures can show problems such as an injury or abnormal structure of the uterus or fallopian tubes, or a blockage that would prevent an egg moving through a fallopian tube to the uterus.
A semen analysis measures the amount of semen a man produces and determines the number and quality of sperm in the semen sample. A semen analysis is usually one of the first tests done to help determine whether a man has a problem fathering a child (infertility). A problem with the semen or sperm affects more than one-third of the couples who are unable to have children (infertile).

So I had the procedure scheduled and performed on June 10...I must say that I was not at all prepared for the severity of the cramping and I think I jinxed myself by asking how long the procedure would take becuase needless to say my doc coudl not get the catheter where it need to be to inflate the balloon so she had to use some other instrument to manipulate my uterus(painful). My hubby went in with me and was so supportive, he tried so hard to take my mind off of what was going on and the pain that I was feeling. I think he even wooed the other ladies that were in there with us(the doc, xray tech, and the doc's student). Of course it seemed like I was laying on the table for eternity, of course hubby corrected me and said no it was only a few minutes...and then saved himself by adding, but it must have felt like forever to you having to go through that. I am such a wuss..I have never had any major surgery(does mole removal count? haha) or broken bones, so I have no idea what my pain tolerance is/will be. I did tell hhubby that if that was any indication of what childbirth will be like, then I want the drugs! (of course I know I will actaully weigh that decision better when I actaully am faced with that chance) So my doc said unofficially that everything looked good and the dye flowed through like it was suppose to, of course we will get the official report from the radiologist once he reads the xrays.
My hubby did his deed and stopped off at the lab to make a deposit for his semen analysis, so hopefully we get those results sometime next week...and pray that everything is ok with his swimmers and we can get back to TTC, hopefully with success here real soon.
I hope to have results so that I can update everyone in blog world. I also plan on posting some pics of our mini vacation to west virginia May 29-June 2..hopefully this weekend!