Thursday, October 30, 2008

We are in the Army!!!!

Well, after months and months of waiting. And dealing with idiot after idiot. Tyler finally got his release papers from the Air National Guard earlier this week; and enlisted in the Army Guard earlier this morning!
It's been a long time coming. And Tyler was meant for the Army life. He has the skills, the passion and the drive. I kept telling him, that the ONLY reason he enlisted in the Air Force was so that he could find his family. Now that he has us, it was time for him to move into the life he was meant for.
He will have his first drill this weekend. Hopefully he will get his uniforms issued to him so he can dress to impress come Decembers drill.
Here is a picture of him with his recruiter:

Needless to say it was a great day. As soon as we get all of his uniforms, I will take and post pictures. I am sure he will look awesome in Army Greens as opposed to Air Force Blues.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Counting down to a day of fun!

Well, our little boy will be 5 on November 4th. It seems that every 5 years my son will have a birthday land on an election day. lol.
Tyler had already planned on taking Halloween off so he can take Charlie trick or treating. It is his year afterall. So, we decided to have some serious birthday fun all on the same day.
While charlie is at school I will be picking up his duel sided Spiderman Balloon, as well as all the other balloons to decorate with. I will also be picking up his Spiderman cupcake cake that we will take to his class. (are you noticing what the child loves?)
We will decorate the house, and towards the end of the day we will take his cake to class for him and all of his friends to enjoy.
Afterwards we will head from school to go have some birthday fun. Stop one, Glow Golf. Charlie LOVES mini golf and this place is 100% glow in the dark with black lights and everything. Stop two, Playworld, for some video games and family fun. Stop three, Cici's Pizza, per request of the birthday boy himself. He has to have some birthday pizza. From there we will head home to have birthday cake and to open presents. Then it should be time to change into our costumes and hit the streets. And guess what he is being... Black Spiderman.
My theory is, he will either come home completely tired and ready to hit the sheets, OR on a serious sugar high. I mean afterall, he has asked me to make him a chocolatey chocolate birthday cake!
So keep your eyes peeled, I will posting pictures of our wonderful day after all is said and done.
BTW.... I can't believe my little boy is turning 5!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

We met Yoda yesterday!

Ok, first let me explain the title.
My OB has been voted the best OB/GYN in the state of Arkansas for 5 years running, and then last year he was voted as one of the best doctors in the country.
So, when he referred me to a RE, I knew he would send me to someone who would take really good care of me. BOY, I had no idea!!!
My RE was my OB's resident advisor when he was learning the tricks of the trade. So, in a way my RE is my OB's Yoda!!! I thought ok, if I think my OB is great than this man has to be greater.
So, he wants to go over my films from my HSG, and look over some operative reports from past surgeries... then when I have another period I will be doing blood work on day 3 to check my eggs... and from there it looks like we will be trying an IUI with clomid.
Then to make matters better, I called my insurance company to find out what if anything would be covered, how much etc... and I got wonderful news. I have a unlimited lifetime maximum. When it comes to the IUIs there aren't any limits.They even cover IVF!!! Up to 4 retrievals in my lifetime... I personally think that is absolutely wonderful!!!
So, now its just a waiting game, but I am excited.
Tyler is very excited about this game plan. I am still trying to soak it all in. He had a good feeling about the doctor prior to going and when we were done he had this "I told you so" attitude about him. It was pretty funny actually.
'Yoda' as Tyler keeps calling him says that I have a few things in my favor. My age, the fact that I have had one successful pregnancy, Charlie is the proof of that, and also that only one of my miscarriages was past 6 weeks. Not to sure how that is a good thing, but I will roll with it.

Tyler and I are finally feeling like our 2 plus year battle has some light at the end of the tunnel. Given its still a matter of some tests and getting a more concrete plan, but either way... something tells me that the Lutz family will be announcing a healthy pregnancy soon in our future.
We are both just walking on sunshine since the appt. Tyler has been working like a mad man on one part of the remodel and I have been painting like its nobodies business. And this extra bit of good news just seems to make us want to get it done that much faster.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

My Miscarriage

What happened was this, on Friday the 26th I got a very unexpected BFP. I really thought I was out of the running for the month. I called my doctors office and was prescribed progesterone due to the fact that I have had prior miscarriages, and also because my cd21 blood test should that my progesterone was a little on the low side.
Everything seemed to be going great. Signs of morning sickness were approaching and I was welcoming it with open arms.
Tuesday morning I noticed I had some light light bleeding, like pink in color. So in turn I wasn’t worried. By that afternoon it was gone. Then Tuesday night the bleeding reminded me of how I bleed on a light day of my period. So I put on a pad and told myself that if any blood went to the pad I would head to the ER. 15 minutes later a friend of mine was driving me and my son to the ER while I was just trying to cling onto some hope.
While I was waiting to be taken back a nurse had me give a urine sample so they could do a test. Finally I got back to a room where another nurse sat down and told me that the test was negative. I felt my heart drop to the lowest level. She went onto to telling me that the doctor wanted to do a pelvic exam to check my cervix and then they would pull some blood for multiple blood work.
Well the tech came in and pulled 7 or 8 things of blood, better safe than sorry they said. Then the doctor came in and did an exam and told me that my cervix was open. Strike two. At this point I pretty much know that there is no hope. But my friend being the endearing person she is told me to wait till the blood work came back, and it was a BFN!!! My HCG was 1, which meant I had already completely passed everything.
So at this point Tyler walked through the exam room door. He was at work (night worker) and didn’t bother to wait till I called him to tell him if I needed him, he just came on his own. I don’t think I have ever been so happy to see him as I was at that moment in time. I just couldn’t stop crying. I felt like I failed.
The doctor gave me some meds for my pain and told me to call my OB in the morning.
I called yesterday morning and talked to my nurse and explained everything that had happened the night before. She told me she was going to call the hospital and the lab to get everything and then her and my doctor would look over everything and she would call me with a plan of attack.
Well she finally called me yesterday afternoon and the first thing she asked was, “Did they give you anything for the UTI?” and I explained that they didn’t even tell me I HAD a UTI. So after that was squared away she went on to tell me that my doctor wants me to take a month off. Give my body a chance to heal properly. Then she went onto telling me after that month break that we would go back onto the clomid and go from there. At which point I ask her, “Is it possible that it could be something else? I know I have had all of the testing done and everything looks fine, but this isn’t my first miscarriage. I haven’t had a successful pregnancy since my son and he is getting ready to turn 5.” She then said the words that broke my heart, “Well, in that case I am not sure if there is anything else we can do for you. Let me and the doctor look over your chart and he might want to send you to the fertility clinic right away.”
So early this evening my doctor himself called me. He wanted to tell me how sorry he was for my loss and to talk about everything. He answered my questions and reassured me that there may very well be something going on that is preventing me to keep a pregnancy. There is a fertility clinic in Little Rock and he knows the doctors that work there very well. He told me that on Monday morning he was going to call one of them and get me an appt. I know that I can feel comfortable with whomever he sends me to because his policy on referrals is, “I won’t send any of my patients to anyone I wouldn’t feel comfortable sending my own family to.” With that said now I have to wait for an appt and then for the appt to actually happen.I was feeling like giving up on this whole TTC thing. I have 7 angels in heaven and really don’t feel like sending anymore, but I figure it can’t hurt to at least meet with the fertility specialist. Thank you again to everyone, it really means a great deal to me. Please continue to pray that my journey can have a happy ending.