Thursday, May 17, 2012

Good News at the Doc's!!

Well, be what it is, Clomid does work! My doctor confirmed I ovulated on Monday and I released 2 eggs!!! So, it does work! Now let's see if we catch these little suckers!! The bad news, I didn't think I would suffer another of the side effects, the weight gain, but yes, I am. I have gained 2 kilos in 2 months!! My pants fit me the same, maybe a little tighter, but not enough to notice except in the waist when I am ovulating, but that is from ovulation swelling. She did say that I could be heavier due to my swollen ovary. I choose to believe her!! LOL We have to weight until June 1st to see if this months suffering through |Clomid side effects was worth it or not!!

We have been worried about my daughter here lately. When we moved in here last year, she weighed 85 pounds and was really chunky. She lost weight and looked really good. But, from January until now, she has lost more weight, her pants that we bought her in January and December fall of her. The other day she said that she was fat! We all got on to her for that. I told her she is too skinny and no where near fat. Everybody else, started telling her the same thing and last night she told me that she doesn't think everybody is wrong so, she doesn't want to lose anymore weight. I still took her to the doctor's office this morning. The pediatrician measured her and weighed her. She is 5'2" and weighs 88 pounds. SO, she has gained weight instead of losing, but she has grown 7 inches since we moved here. She is in the 75th percentile on weight and above all of the lines on height. She is actually at the top percentile on the height of a 13 year old and she is only 10!! Her BMI was 18.2 which is also, at the 75th percentile, so we feel more confident about her weight. The doctor wants to see her in a month just to make sure she isn't losing weight and he also, ordered and CBC blood test to check her iron, platelets, etc.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Clomid Sucks!!

Well, I have been on 100mg Clomid for the past 2 months and let me tell you, it sucks!!! For those of you who don't know, Clomid is a medicine that induces ovulation.

My first month, the side effects were so-so. I had horrible mood swings, some hot flashes, about 10 hours of bad cramps during ovulation, and pregnancy like cravings and nausea.

This month was HELL!!! I have had very horrible mood swings, some hot flashes, 6 days of horrible cramps with 1 day being labor like pains for 3 hours. I am going to the Dr today, because my stomach is so bloated and hard. It looks like I am 5 months pregnant!! She will be doing an ultrasound to check for cysts or any other problem. We will also, decide our next step for next month.

I don't want to go another month on Clomid. It is horrible and if nothing yet, I don't think it is going to work. I am going to request us go on to the next step. I will do 1 more cycle of Clomid, but with IUI or I prefer to go on to the injectables.

We will see what my Dr says. I do trust her and know even if I don't like something, she knows what she is doping, she is a specialist after all!!

Maybe, I will have some wonderful news around June 1st and won't have to worry about the next step!!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!!

Well, I am stuck between celebrating Mother's Day on MAy 10th or the second Sunday of May.  My decision, celebrate both!! (More gifts but next year!)

Here in Mexico, we (as in they) celebrated Mother's Day by having a discada (meat, bacon, hot dogs, and potatoes cooked in chorizo and sauce on a disc above an open fire DELICOUS!!) I mean they because, I had to work, my first day back after having a wisdom tooth removed on Tuesday. This was alos, my first day eating real food!

Photo courtesy of Wikicocinas

My food this week consisted of my version of fresh tomato soup (tomatoes boiled until the are just cooked a litle and blended in the blender with salt and pepper), mashed potatoes, and baked potato mashed with butter and sour cream.

So, Thursday was welcomed. I was starving by then and coulodn't think of eating another plate of mashed potatoes or tomato soup.  I caustiously ate the meat and hot dog chunks, careful not to chew on the wrong side.

Well, I didn't get a gift except for hugs and kisses form Miguel and the kids. We are broke this week. We will go out next Sunday for Mother's Day. Better late than never, right?

I called my mom and grandmother today to tell them Happy Mother's Day. I told them, I would take them shopping for something when I go to visit. That shipping costs were to expensive to send something form here.

My mother in law got a hug and a Happy Mother's Day wish. She will be going to eat with us next Sunday as will my father in law whose birthday was Tuesday.

We will either be going to Los Generales or Sirloin Stockade both are great buffet restaurants here in Monterrey. We have only been to Los Generales once and it was AMAZING!! I loved the food and the s ervice but, very expensive. We can only afford to go every few months. I want to go to Applebee's but, everybody says it is nasty and no where near as good as in the US.

Well, no news on the TTC front except for major pains! I am on Clomid and it causes my ovaries to swell up and painful ovulation. We are on cycle 2 and have 1 more cycle before the doctor decides on our next step.

The move is still on in 22 days!! Yayyyyyy!!!

BTW: This is my 100th post!!! Another thing for me to celebrate!!!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

25 days and counting!!

We are moving to the rancho in 25 days!! I cannot wait!! We have so much to do before we move!

Our pre-move To do list:

1. Organize all of our stuff. Get rid of things we no longer need or use.
2. Finish my dentists appointments (will explain below)
3. Find a good fertility specialist in Tampico
4. Call to turn on phone/internet servide
5. Rent hotel for few days until house is ready to move into and phone/internet is turned on

We did investigate moving to Merida or Cozumel. I told Miguel, if we have to live in Mexico, we might as well live in paradise! The houses are absolutely beautiful and the prices are good but, the actual move is more than we could afford to pay right now.

So, off to the rancho we go!!

I went to the dentist on Tuesday to get a wisdom tooth pulled and was told that I have 4 major cavities, need a rootcanal on another, and have periodontal disease! I floss and brush 2-3 times a day! I was horrified! I have never had this many problems with my teeth in the past.

So, I have to have 4 fillings, a root canal after which she recommends a crown, and 5 treatments to end the periodontal disease. The good news, I only have 2 wisdom teeth and the other might ned to be pulled eventually but, for now it is fine.

On the baby front, nothing, yet. I will be looking for a good fertilty specialist in Tampico if nothing happens this month. I have had it with the Clomid. Miguel and the kids call it the psycho pill! I get very irritated for no reason and am very quick to yell at anybody!

There have been a few moments that I have went off on the inlaws. The pills make it harder to keep my mouth shut! Theserve it so, I feel no remorse!

My job is going great! I have been off since Monday and will start back tonight. I can't wait, I miss working already. The only thing I don't miss is hyaving to deal with all of the extra noise the in laws make when they know I am working. It is as if they want me to lose my job. They are quiet untilo I am working and then, they make tons of noise.

Miguel has had it with his family, they have made it realy know to him that thye prefer their daughters to him. His mom has straight out told him that her daughters are priority and we just need to go somewhere else, to the rancho or to the border, while we wait on his Visa. The gas comapny cme out the other day and when they arrived she called her daughter to come and Miguel over heard her say that she wanted her here for that because she didn't trust Miguel. After they came, noticed Miguel really quiet and upset but, I was working so, i couldn't talk to him until the nexty. I asked him what was wrong and he told me this. I was stunned! I didn't know what to say, I have never had to deal with my family being like this. This was just 1 in a million things they do daily.

I feel so bad for him, he loved his poarents so much and does. They are losing him with all of their BS. I keep trying to tell him we can rent a house around here so, he can visit them more. He said that he has no der visit them for a very long time if ever.

I hope he decides to visit his family becasue, he will regret that in the end. I do know it will take him some time to get over how they have treated all of us since we have been here. They have even started telling my kids that we are the bad ones andthey don't need to trust what we say. This was it! I decided after this that I was out of here very soon! We have to stay a little longer to get everything in order, it is a major move that will require time and money.

As of June 4th, we will no longer have to deal with the BS!!