Week In Recap

First of all I just want to congrulate a few of the new pg mommies out there. It seems like I came back and everyone is announcing they are pg which definitely gives me some hope:) So congrats to all of you:)
Lacy, Diana, Caroline

First of all I have really had a rough week and I think Chad even thought I was a bit psycho. Things are better now for sure I think there are just moments everything hits you at once and this week was one of those weeks.

So onto better news-weighed in this morning and had gained a bit from the trip even with all the walking and I lost 4.6 lbs this week. I had to check the scale a few times I really thought my eyes were deceiving me. Its been a really long time since I had a loss like that.

Saw the nurse the other day and today I start Femara 2.5 mg on days 5-9. I will go in for an ultrasound on day 12 (since day 14 is on a Sunday) and see how the new medicine works. I will go in at 7 DPO (or as close to it) to get my progesterone tested to see if it worked or not. With Clomid I always had a high progesterone so hopefully that will continue. I thought it was very interesting to know that one of the big differences between Clomid and Femara is how it sends to ovulate. With Clomid it goes straight to your pituitary gland (which I have a small pituitary tumor for anyone new) and Femara goes straight to your ovary. Seems like to me that Femara would work better but time will tell. It made me just a bit excited for once to read Dr. Google:) We all know how Dr. Google can really give you some results you dont like to hear so for once something good:)

Domestic Adoption
Yesterday we went to get our fingerprints for the state and everything was fine. We had to wait 30 minutes for our SW to get back which was rather annoying since I called him a few minutes before we arrived and he said he would be back then 30 minutes later he finally does. While we were there though we heard a very disturbing situation (shocked that the SW was talking about the entire situation in the waiting area!). The mom was originally from LA and obviously had her kid taken away from her from the sounds of it b/c she couldnt provide a home and she was on meth. Well the mom that had gotten her kid taken away pretty much said well in LA the state gives you free house, doesnt make you work and doesnt really care. This just made me beyond mad. This mother isnt out to take care of her kid, if she was she wouldnt have a problem providing a roof over her kids head. The kid was probably about 2 and absolutely adorable. It just infuriates me to no end to see a parent like this who can have a kid and then us.

Also talked to the lady that was doing our homestudy (we have 2 SW-one for home study, other for everything else) and it sounded like she hasnt even put it in the system. It just annoys me the way things run here.

Russian Adoption
Gotten information regarding Russian adoption and it is extremely pricy I must admit so I think for that matter alone we would probably try to adopt one through domestic and then maybe after saving up for it try Russian Adoption. We are going to go to a meeting with Bethany to find out more information but would not go through them.

Also found out after talking with the Russian Federation in Houston that you dont have to use an agency so thats always a possibility too. We would just have to find a translator. Also found it interesting that there are only 11 agencies in our district that are accrediated in Russia thats it which was very shocking to me. Here is the list for anyone curious

Other News
My grandmother went in for a heart catheter this morning and everything went well for her and she is out of surgery so huge praise!

Just when I think that God has left me to the side Im reminded of what a great God we serve!


Hillary said...

Welcome back! Glad you had a great trip! You definitely have a ton going on -- good luck with all the upcoming appointments and decisions! :)


G & H said...

Firs great job on the weight loss! you go girl!!!

Second glad Grandma is going good after surgery!

Third in answer to your question on my blog...the facilitator we are using is def. not cheaper in fact its probablya bit more ...total cost for the place we are using is $17,500 PLUS homestudy, birthmother fees, social workers fees post adoption, and what not....He said expect around 25-35K ...so yeah its rough bigtime BUT the positive is a average wait time of 6 months which is exciting and promising...and we just totally got the IT vibe from this place that it was IT the place we were suppose to be so we couldnt not answer that voice inside...Fnny you mentioned Russian adoptions because we decided next time we adopt to go international and most likely Russia! How cool is that! Again our minds are so alike :)

Mrz. Hannah Myhre said...

yay!! for the weight loss!! Also glad to see you back.. I hope your trip was great:)

and I just have to say.. that the adoption process sounds really fustrating in some ways... I wish it were much easier and more organized for you:(

Praying for you!!

Oh and *Praise God* that your Grandma is doing good!!

twondra said...

Yay on the weight loss!!!

Definitely praying for you. ((HUGS))

Megan said...

Great job on the weight loss!! =D

That's crazy that difference in different states / cities and how the deal with situations. Frustrating for sure.

Good luck with adoption either way you choose to go.

Glad your grandma is doing well.

Kathryn and Kevin said...

If parents-to-be had to go through what adoptive parents-to-be did, there would be a whole lot less pregnancies.

The cost of Russian adoption wasone of the deterrents. Also having to travel 2 to 3 times to Russia, also. That's also one of the reasons it is more expensive. Also, there is a high rate of fetal alcohol syndrome and spectrum disorder. Not sure what exactly spectrum disorder is, but I remember it being mentioned.