Thursday, May 31, 2012

Fertility news: Second round of Clomid

It's been a year since we started to try to conceive baby #2. If God would've told me we would still be trying a year later, I wouldn't have believed Him. It has been a tough journey. But God is so faithful! Our hope is in Him and we trust He is leading us on this journey for His purpose. I am currently on my second round of Clomid 100mg, taken days 3-7 of my cycle. I don't have many side effects (slight headaches and minor hot flashes) but strong ovulation pain. I have a mid cycle scan next Tuesday, June 5th and they will check to see how many mature follicles I have. Last month my follicle on right ovary measured 21mm (which is good!) and my lining was great too. I opted to let my body ovulate on its own and ovulated on cycle day 16, like I usually do. This month, we are thinking of trying an hcg trigger (Ovidrel), to force ovulation and then we will have timed intercourse. I've been reading a lot on AMH (anti-mullerian hormone). My AMH is low, 0.87. Especially low for my age of 32. It makes it getting pregnant a lot harder. I already knew that! So we wait and we pray until God blesses us with another bundle of joy. Katherine

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Memorial Weekend 2012

I would like to thank all the men and women that sacrifice their lives so we can enjoy our freedom. God Bless each one of you and your families! We were very excited to go to Jellystone Park in Hill Country, TX. It was about 3 1/2 hour drive, and B, Jayden, my parents and I finally made it about 830pm on Friday night. We had a great time at the camping grounds. My uncle, his fiancee, his daughter and friends made it out on Saturday. We had a great time with all the amenities they had. Jayden had a blast. We also went to Canyon Lake on Sunday and my cousin and her family joined us as well. Overall, we had an awesome weekend!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

What's for dinner? Cheesy Jalapeno baked stuffed chicken

Another great recipe from Skinny Taste. She truly has great and healthy recipes and this one was by far our best! This one took a bit to make, because I had to cut the shallot and jalapeno peppers (and take the seeds out, so it's not so hot!) I also made whole wheat rice on the side and added lemon juice and a little bit of olive oil to the rice so it wouldn't be so dry. It was also yummy!
Here is the link.