Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Third times a charm.

Right now I am on day 5 of bed rest and I am bored. Thankfully my pain meds knock me out for most of the day and night so I don't have to entertain myself for too long during the day! Being on bed rest is very hard for me but I am sure when I have to go back to work I will wish that I was sitting at home doing nothing! 

In February Diego and I started seeing Dr. Hatasaka at RCC to see what he could do for us on our quest to get a mini me. RCC has an amazing staff and we are VERY lucky that they are only a 5 minute drive from our house. The tests all came back with answers we were already aware of but Dr. Hatasaka told us that our only real option is In-vitro. Which I already knew in my head but hearing a doctor tell you this is just another dagger in the heart. We went over our odds of it actually working, 40% ish, and decided to go for it. 

When you decide to start in-vitro you think it's going to be a quick process, well at least I thought it was, it's not. Once our nurse went over the actual price tag and we picked our chins up off the table we had a couple things to do before we even start the process. First on the list was to remove my clogged left tube. It had a condition called hydrosalpinx. This is bad because all the liquid and nastiness that gets trapped in your tube could leak into your cervix and will kill the babies immediately. So of course it had to go, not like it was helping anything. While doing that they were to remove the 5 cysts that had grown in the last couple months. One of them was 15 times bigger then my ovary, but they are inside your ovary so there is no room for any follicles to do their job. Just peachy huh?! I decided to go back to my OB for the surgery because he has a leg up on what's already gone on down there. 
After least years surgery Dr. Barton told me he wouldn't do the surgery again because everything was so bad, after I begged him he agreed and we planned a date. 

The surgery went amazing. Even Barton was impressed with himself! They removed the left tube and all 5 cysts and cleaned up all the nasty endometrium that has accumulated in the last year. He said it wasn't anything like it was last time and that once I heal for 6 weeks we can start the in-vitro process! During this whole process I have never actually thought this mini me was going to happen. I know that's negative but It was just never something I let myself think of. But after talking to Barton I knew that all this crap was worth it because I will have my own babies one day. 

Serious shout out to everyone that has sent me such positive messages and helped me through all of this. 

Sunday, February 17, 2013


Thanks to my hard working husband my butt got to go on an a trip to Mexico for FREE. No lie. It  was all expenses paid vacation to the most beautiful resort I have ever been to. I was a freaking mess because there were 55 poeple on this trip that I had never met and we were going to be flying, playing, drinking, and partying with them for a week. I was stressed for weeks about it but turns out the roofing community in Utah is a great group of people. We met some amzing people that made this trip perfect. Dinners lasted hours where we drank, drank, and drank some more. I have never been the biggest drinker in my life and since we have trying to make Mini Meneses's for so long I would drink maybe twice a year. That went right out the window when the alcohol was flowing FREELY. I am talking free-nintynine for anything you want. I am pretty sure my husband and his friends drank 6 bottles of Jack in 3 days. There were some crazy things done while people were drunk but thats what makes great stories.  

Here are some photos of the resort:

Looking at these pictures is making me miss it so much! I will post all of our adventures soon!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

My cheerleading section.

I just want to send out my love to everyone that has helped me emotionally and mentally get through the last couple years. They are seriously my cheerleaders. It's so hard to not get depressed after every Drs. appt. keeps getting worse and worse but my peeps are alway there to let me cry too.
We have now started the process to see if in-vitro is a good option for us. Not excited for the ultrasound and blood tests but I am a professional at this so bring it on right?!? We have chosen our fertility specialist and he is a total sweat heart. And he is in Sandlyland so it's perfect! After today's testing we will find out what our odds of in-vitro working for us are. Not sure I am ready for the answer to that but since my odds have already been cut down to 40% because of my stage 4 endometriosis I just have to go in with a positive attitude!

Thanks again for all the texts, calls, and Instagram love.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

2013 is my year right?!

Goodness gracious I have failed at blogging! One of my New Years resolutions is to blog every week so I better get to stepping.

Where to start... I guess the biggest question is whether I am preggo or not. Nope. Being told I was infertile a couple months ago was a huge punch in the face but we have an appt with a fertility specialist this week and we will see what he can do for us. It scares me just thinking about what he is going to tell me but at least we will find out if Invitro is an option for Diego and I! If not we will start the adoption process. Mentally I am not ready for the adoption process but I guess time will help with that.

Diego and I just got back from an amazing vacation in Mexico! It was awesome to just relax and hang out with my man. He works so hard and we rarely get to hang out so it was fun to go somewhere new and experience new things together. At home Diego's phone rings from sun up to sun down and I understand that's part of his job and he works so hard to give me such a great life but its nice to have him just to myself for a couple days. I really need to edit the photos but time is hard to come by!

I will try and blog some photos next time!

Peace out.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Busy life.

Wow. I am so glad I have this three day weekend to recuperate after my hellishly busy work week. It's very strange that we are so busy at work when we are usually slowing down for the summer months but it's nice. Thank goodness I love the people I work with so being with them for 10 hours a day is great!

Saturday I had a cooking lesson from the amazing Vanessa. She taught Evonne and I how to make street tacos that were amazing! Oh and did you think that we bought the tortillas? Um no. We made them. Sadly I didn't take any pictures but they both did so I will link up when they post them.

Sunday morning was the first day that I woke up with no pain! I guess they weren't lying when they said to take it easy for 6 weeks. Oops. I don't do good sitting around so this has been hard for me. But today I am going back to the gym! I can't tell you how excited I am. I know I can't go balls to the walls but it will be great to get back to my lovely life of always being busy.

Hope everyone has an amazing Memorial Day and thanks to everybody that has served our country.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Another great weekend.

After three days back at work my body and mind needed a break. I might have overdone it a bit at work but I relaxed a lot this weekend. My Morgan came into town for a wedding and we had some great sister time.

Friday night was game night with some of our friends. If you have never played Harry Potter clue you are in for a treat. It's complicated but so fun. Sadly I didn't win but neither did Mo do I don't care.

Then Saturday was a day of thrift shopping! We hit 5 Deseret Industries and got soooo many books. Char had now joined in the book buying fun too! On our way home we found a little cupcakery and decided to give it a try!

We went to our favorite lunch place with our friend Jax and laughed the whole time. And as always the food was delish. If you are ever in Sandyland swing by Mt. Fuji!

I was starting to hurt so I skipped the movie with the Fam and went home to rest. I got a great surprise! My mothers day present had arrived!! Love it! Now I am going to clean the house since Diego is in St. George golfing... And working a little bit.

Hope everyone had a good weekend too!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Back to the grind.

This weekend was perfect. I am not in "that place" yet that makes me hate mothers day and all it represents. Hopefully I will never be, but who knows.
Every mothers day Diego still gets me presents from Minnie and it really is a joyous day. This year Diego got me the three really great gifts, but only 1 was really just for me. We went to home depot on Sunday and bought tons of flowers for my front yard since most of my flowers haven't bloomed and I needed some color mixed in there! And we also got all our plants for our garden! We might have over done it a bit but we got so much great veggies last year we couldn't pass it up.
We also updated our Dish dvr to the Dish Hopper. GREATEST THING EVER. Seriously. I am not obsessed with tv but I do like to have my shows recorded for me and ready for me to watch when I get into bed at night. Diego and I have serious problems during the Jazz season when he stops my recordings to watch the game. Drives me bonkers. Well now all our problems our solved. The one downside is I have to go back through and put all my shows into the system. Pain in the butt but there is no way I am missing any episodes of Real Housewives.
And my favorite present is a necklace that I haven't gotten yet but I think it represents my state of mind perfectly. Eventually. It's a word that angers me and brings me hope all at the same time. But luck will eventually be on my side one day and I will get the baby that I think about from sun up to sun down. The R House Couture is an amazing company that really does understand what you are going through. Can't wait to get it in the mail!
Over the weekend I was up and moving more then I had since my surgery so I decided I should go back to work on Monday. I woke up Monday and realized I had maybe done a little to much and I was hurting. Hung out in bed most of the day and just relaxed! I woke up this morning ready to get my butt to work! But since I wasn't supposed to go back till tomorrow my work had me just work half the day. Oh how I had missed my coworkers! Greatest humans ever. It was so great to be back and tomorrow I will go back to my full time schedule and I am actually excited!
Hope everybody else had a great Mothers Day!