This is a blog about me, Ally, 44 now...trying to conceive baby #3. After 5 years, several miscarriages and heartaches we finally did it. Ava Lynn was born on January 30th 2009. Now I have two teenagers and a baby! Ally wants three is now complete. It's all gravy from here on in...

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

We're having TWINS!!

-- 5 weeks 4 days --
The Dr. said it's too early to see anything yet but take it from me...two sacs were enough to send me into total shock. I go back on 9/13...hopefully we'll see something then.
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Sunday, August 28, 2005

7 Things

As per Jenn's request

7 Things to do before I die:

1. Go back to school
2. Become a elementary teacher
3. See all my kids go to college
4. take a trip to Italy
5. set up arrangements for my kids to take care of Michael
6. See all of my old and dear friends
7. Have a IPP party!!

7 Things I can do:

1. Bowl really well for some reason...must be cause I'm lefty.
2. Cook...I can organize a meal in 15 minutes.
3. Clean..again, I can do it in 15 minutes.
4. Juggle a busy household.
5. Speak Italian.
6. Get up early.
7. Play the clarinet.

7 Things I can't do:

1. Math
2. Drive a stick shift
3. Go to a pet pound...I usually end up adopting.
4. Drive long distances or places I am not familiar with
5. Touch a frog.
6. Sing
7. have an affair

7 Things that attract me to the opposite sex:

1. A nice smile
2. Grooms hair and nails.
3. Pretty eyes.
4. If they volunteer with kids.
5. A sense of humor
6. well dressed
7. has a manly voice.

7 Things I say most often:

1. OK honey
2. I love you
3. Please hurry up!
4. I told you to pick that up
5. Can you let the dogs out?
6. Can you check on your brother please?
7. Unbelievable

7 Celebrity Crushes:

1. Antonio Sabato Jr.
2. Justin Timberlake
3. Ben Affleck
4. George Clooney
5. Orlando Bloom
6. Johnny Depp
7. Jimmy Fallon

7 people I want to do this:

1. Heather
2. Lesley
3. Jamie
4. Liz
5. Heather
6. Chassy
7. Jessi

Have a good week ladies!!!

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Saturday, August 27, 2005

Madame Zaritska's reading

Madame Zaritska, our resident clairvoyant, wants to help you prepare for the arrival of your child. Here she does her best to predict certain aspects of your labor and birth experience.

What she senses for you
The day you deliver, outside will be cloudy. Your baby will arrive in the morning.

After a labor lasting approximately 2 hours, your child, a boy, will be born. Your baby will weigh about 8 pounds, 14 ounces, and will be 22 inches long. This child will have hazel eyes and a lot of hair.

WOW...2 hours would be about right since I had Mikey in 3 and Kelly in 4. NOt a bad size either...the other too were bigger. And David does have green eyes. Hmmmm.

Here's the website:

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Tuesday, August 23, 2005

OK, Les tagged me...

on my idiosyncrasies (did I spell that right?) goes.

1. I am a freak when it comes to clutter. I have to move things that are just laying around. Everyone knows in my house that there will not be a shoe or ANYTHING in the middle of the floor. David learned very early the day he left his size 13s next to the couch and I tripped over them.

2. I have a hard time touching chicken. It slimes me out. I have to wash my hands 10 times after putting it into the dish. Along with the counters, sinks and even the faucet because I knowmy hand touched it.

3. Hangers...I have to have plastic or cloth hangers. Wire hangers make me cringe. Plus it makes weird marks on my clothes.

4. Sheets. I can't have sheets that aren't at least 600 thread count. If you've never had them, trust me , you'll never go back. One time I slept in a hotel, on some nasty sheets, and it actually burned my skin when I moved too fast. Now when I book a hotel, I ask...or bring my own. I feel the same way about my pillow. I have a body pilled (named Harold) and my husband (who bought it for me) hates it because I cannot sleep without it now. I would rather hold Harold than him sometimes and it infuriates him. He must be the only hubby who likes to cuddle. LOL

5. I always have to coordinate what shoes I wear. I will not wear a shirt or pants with shoes that don't match. Even if they're flip flops.

6. I always have my toes painted. They always look naked to me otherwise.

OK, so you must think I'm an anal, spoiled, and again ANAL human being. I'm a Virgo, what do you expect??

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Monday, August 22, 2005

New Labs

My beta for today was 490 - so it tripled since Friday. A definate good thing. I go back on August 30th for an U/S to see how many sacs there are and if they're in the right place. I hope I will be able to see the heart beat but the nurse said it still may be too early. I just want to see SOMETHING!

As far as symptoms, I don't have any to speak of. Just sore boobs. I guess that's a good thing.

To all of ladies on PW TTCOAY:

I don't think I'll be posting on the board much anymore. I know they're are alot of pregnant women on there myself included. I dont' want to make anyone uncomfortable. We created that board with a special intent and I sure don't want to lose sight of that. I will still be here for all my ipp ladies and will check their blogs often. I really care about all of you and I hope all your dreams will come true.

Love you guys.

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Saturday, August 20, 2005

Dave's reaction

I bought a bib at Target that said "I love Daddy" and wrapped it up with a card. The card just said I love you so he still didn't have a clue when he read it.

When he opened the package and saw the bib, he said "Awww, how sweet" but he still didn't get it. He thought I just bought it. When I realized he hadn't gotten it yet, he looked at me and said "what"? I just nodded and smiled and he was like "NOOOOOOOO"...he was in shock. He hugged me for like 5 minutes.

We are being cautiously optimistic. We don't want a repeat of last time. I think we will both be more at ease when we see or hear the heart beat. That will definately make it real for us.

So for now I will deal with sore boobs and progesterone pressure...but ooooh, I'm gonna love every stinking painful feeling.

Have a great weekend ladies. I couldn't have gotten here without each and every one of you rooting me on and supporting me. God Bless and give an extra blessing to Jessi, Jamie and're next!!!

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Friday, August 19, 2005


I am still in total shock.

Recap for all that missed the drama:

Woke up at 5 and took a FRED. It was positive. It took me ten minutes to close my mouth and stop crying. I still didn't believe I took a digital test which came out like this:


I just got back from my dr. Everything is fine according to the bloodtest.

Beta is 155
Progesterone is 179
They also have to up my thyroid meds because pregnancy requires more of it.I got back on Monday for another blood test to make sure the levels are doubling.I also have to see the doctor on August 30th for more b/w and that is when they will do the U/s to make sure everything is ok at that point. SO far, so good.

Thankyou all your good wishes. I am still in total shock.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Just one...


1. Just one buyer for my home.
2. Just one sperm to make it to my egg.
3. Just one egg to be mature enough to break free.
4. Juse one positive pregnancy test.


12 DPO and just waiting either for some clue...or AF. I test on Friday if the witch hasn't shown up.

All positive non ass-vise well wishes will be acknowledged and appreciated. Thanks.

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Thursday, August 11, 2005

Ughh and other thoughts...and more Ughhh

Either this progesterone is giving me cramps or AF is on her way. Either way, it's not the typical cramps I usually get. It's more like pressure in my lower abdomen. Does anyone ever get this on the progesterone??

Kids started school today. I hope it went well. My daughter was so scared going to middle school for the first time. I felt her pain. I hated starting a new school. And the poor thing will have to do it again when we move. My son didn't like it when we initially got out of the car and I thought he'd pitch a major fit when I took him to his room but he did well. I took him yesterday to "get a feel for it" and it must have done the trick because he knew exactly where to go. His teacher greeted him and was able to say goodbye without a major tug of war. Thank goodness.

Nothing much else to report...David comes home tomorrow. I have another showing tomorrow. We have a date night on Saturday (limo, dinner and a Texans game in the press box courtesy of some of his contacts from work) and a birthday party on Sunday for my niece. Full weekend and hopefully enough to get testing (and this stomach pressure) out of my mind.

Have a good weekend everyone!

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Saturday, August 06, 2005

as Liz says....PUPO!!

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Friday, August 05, 2005

IUI today

Well, the deed is done. The procedure took less that five minutes. It didn't hurt that bad when I was having it done but now the cramping and bloating has kicked in. Needless to say, I'm taking it easy today. David had a good sample. After the wash, they injected 10 million lil guys in me. They said he had a motility problem which accounted for the low number but we are perfect candidates for IUI cause they don't need to swim. LOL

I go back for a blood test on August 19th. Longest two weeks of my life.

That's it for now...I start progesterone on Sunday.

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Thursday, August 04, 2005

Home stretch!!

I gave myself the Ovidrel shot last night...wasn't bad at all. I hardly felt it. I keep waiting to feel something different but so far I've still only had three symptoms since taking the Clomid. Hot flashes, headaches and bloating. The last time I was on the Clomid, I had terrible ovulation pain...this time, nothing. AND I HAVE MORE FOLLIES!! Go figure.

For all those who haven't read about my appointment yesterday, it went well. I produced 7 follies on one side, 5 on the other. She said they are a few which are a good size so the odds of mutiple fertilization is increased. We shall see and pray we get at least one.

I peaked this morning on the monitor so ovulation will likely come about perfect timing! Things just don't go this smoothly for me. I don't want to jinx it either so I will shut up about it now.

On the home front: Still showing the house. Hopeful is all I can say.

I hope all of my ladies are doing well. Update blogs so we can catch up! :) Have a good one.

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