December 2015

Post Procedure Appt

We took a trip to visit the IVF Doctor today. It was an appointment to go over a little of what had happened and what we would try differently the next time.

She explained that there was both good and bad in our attempt to conceive a child.

The Bad

It didn’t work… of course. And there is no way of knowing ‘why’.

And 5 follicles, 3 eggs, and 2 fertilized eggs to transfer in the end. The starting numbers for this procedure is low, low, low…. BUT we got good odds out of the rest of it.

The Good

Our 2 fertilized eggs were of the highest quality, which is wonderful considering the rest of the news.

And we get to try again! The good Doctor has some items in mind to better our odds. We are now being treated as a couple twice our age! (well, maybe not quite that much lol, but quite a bit older anyway). The drugs are going to be increased both before (vitamins) and during the shots to the tummy. They are also going to ‘reset’ Derrian’s uterus…

I’m not going to go into details on what is involved in order to reset a uterus… Just know that both CKnight and Derrian cringed. It’s not pretty.

On to the next time!!

 

Post Procedure Appt

We took a trip to visit Nurse l33t Joy at her humble abode today. It was an appointment to go over a little of what had happened and what we would try differently the next time.

She explained that there was both good and bad in our attempt at the ultimate weapon.

The Bad

It didn’t work… of course. And there is no way of knowing ‘why’.

And 5 Tentacles, 3 Dinosaur Eggs, and 2 Raptors to transfer in the end. The starting number for this race is low, low, low…. BUT we got good odds out of the rest of it.

The Good

Our 2 Raptor eggs were of the highest quality, which is wonderful considering the rest of the news.

And we get to try again! The good Nurse has some items in mind to better our odds. We are now being treated as adventurers twice our age! (well, maybe not quite that much lol, but much older anyway). The drugs are going to be increased both before and during the lovely little shots to the tummy. They are also going to ‘reset’ the pokeball home that we have picked out for the Raptors…

I’m not going to go into details on what is involved in order to reset and clean a pokeball… Just know that both CKnight and Derrian cringed. It’s not pretty.

On to the next time!!

 

Merry Christmahanakwanzika!

Merry Christmahanakwanzika!

We were, honestly, torn if we even wanted to do a Christmas celebration this year. We weren’t the happiest of people, we didn’t want to be around anyone, and we just… really weren’t in the celebrating spirit (even Derrian, who tends to push it on CKnight).

But we did a one-on-one meal with CKnight’s sister and enjoyed the simplicity of it enough to finally putting up our tree on Christmas Eve (we weren’t sure it was worth the effort for the longets time).

Then for  Christmas Day, we kept it just the two of us. Derrian made a beautiful breakfast (that her mother use to make). Notice the prettiness in the pan, THEN the mess it became all over the floor in a, typical ‘Derrian is in the kitchen’ fashion lol. It still tasted delicious after most of it was saved. Gifts were exchanged and I realize I’m missing pictures, but just imagine all the cuteness of stuffed Pikachus along with a Metal Gear Solid Big Boss PSP that CKnight has had an eye on forever. It was relaxing in the end to be in solitude.

But in the end we decided that we would throw our normal ‘Orphans Christmas of Noms’ and invite our friends over Sunday. A taco bar was served and it was great to be around the people we care about.

Merry Christmahanakwanzika!

Merry Christmahanakwanzika!

We were, honestly, torn if we even wanted to do a Christmas celebration this year. We weren’t the happiest of adventurers, we didn’t want to be around anyone, and we just… really weren’t in the celebrating spirit (even Derrian, who tends to push it on CKnight).

But we did a one-on-one meal with CKnight’s sister and enjoyed the simplicity of it enough to finally putting up our tree on Christmas Eve (we weren’t sure it was worth the effort for the longets time).

Then for  Christmas Day, we kept it just the two of us. Derrian made a beautiful breakfast (that her mother use to make). Notice the prettiness in the pan, THEN the mess it became all over the floor in a, typical ‘Derrian is in the kitchen’ fashion lol. It still tasted delicious after most of it was saved. Gifts were exchanged and I realize I’m missing pictures, but just imagine all the cuteness of stuffed Pikachus along with a Metal Gear Solid Big Boss PSP that CKnight has had an eye on forever. It was relaxing in the end to be in solitude.

But in the end we decided that we would throw our normal ‘Orphans Christmas of Noms’ and invite our friends over Sunday. A taco bar was served and it was great to be around the people we care about.

Order Up!

Order Up!

Well after a decent sized hiatus and many, MANY pieces of candy later we feel like we can move on in our journey to have a child. The end result we got was NOT the one we planned on, or had high hopes for, but it is a speed bump that we will careful navigate and move forward!

A surprise order in the queue was a nice surprise this morning. Family has helped us out so much in this stressful adventure and we know they will always be there for us. We even screwed up the sticker order (by making one WAY too big) and just sent both along for the ride to their new home

Order up!

Order up!

Well after a decent sized hiatus and many, MANY pieces of candy later we feel like we can move on in our journey. The end result we got was NOT the one we planned on, or had high hopes for, but it is a speed bump that we will roll our lowered car over carefully and move forward!

A surprise order in the queue was a nice surprise this morning. Family has helped us out so much in this stressful adventure and we know they will always be there for us. We even screwed up the sticker order (by making one WAY too big) and just sent both along for the ride to their new home 🙂

Broken Hearted

Today was the day l33t Nurse Joy gave us the final call we have been on pins and needles for.

Us – “Did it work?”
l33t Nurse Joy “Unfortunately… No….”

The rest of what she said was a muffle. We are devastated… Tear splattering on the black keyboard keys.

What went wrong? Was it us? Did we do something wrong? Was there more we could have done?

How could our 2 little Raptor eggs not like the warm and cozy home we worked so hard to build perfectly for them…

……… Pardon us. We need some time to ourselves until this bad dream ends ……….

 

Broken Hearted

Today was the day that the Doctor gave us the final call we have been on pins and needles for.

Us – “Did it work?”
Doctor – “Unfortunately… No….”

The rest of what she said was a muffle. We are devastated… Tear splattering on the black keyboard keys.

What went wrong? Was it us? Did we do something wrong? Was there more we could have done?

How could our 2 little eggs not like the warm and cozy home we worked so hard to build perfectly for them…

……… Pardon us. We need some time to ourselves until this bad dream ends ……….

 

Mailing Swag

Mailing Swag

Packages went in the mail today to 4 awesome companies, we hope to like sweet stuff we put in them. And we hope they like the story we have written for them.

  • Game Informer
  • IGN
  • Felicia Day
  • PC Gamer
Mailing Swag

Mailing Swag

Packages went in the mail today to 4 awesome companies, we hope to like sweet stuff we put in them. And we hope they like the story we have written for them.

  • Game Informer
  • IGN
  • Felicia Day
  • PC Gamer

2 Weeks goes by fast

This time we had to wait 2 weeks for any news from Nurse l33t Joy. Well I guess it is really only 13 days, but close enough.

Take we took the long trip to see the Vampires that Nurse l33t Joy employs when she needs a blood sample. But we won’t hear anything today. The Vampires need to be fed one more time (Wed) to see if all the pieces created to weapon we need to finally take out “Killer T”.

The time went fast, but the nervousness we are feeling this time around is much worse, then when it was just 2 days of waiting.

It is hard to get it into your head that the first forging may not work but, luckily, that will not be the only attempt we get to make our weapon.

But it is still hard to put that much effort into something so grand and know that it just might not be enough.

Chins up mates! The Raptors will prevail!

2 Weeks goes by fast

This time we had to wait 2 weeks for any news from the Doctor. Well I guess it is really only 13 days, but close enough.

Take we took the long trip to see the Vampires, eerrrr Lab people at RMIA for a blood sample. But we won’t hear anything today. They need one more sample (Wed) the hCG number are rising, meaning the egg attached and is growing.

The time went fast, but the nervousness we are feeling this time around is much worse, then when it was just 2 days of waiting.

It is hard to get it into your head that the first time may not work but, luckily, that will not be the only attempt we get.

But it is still hard to put that much effort into something so grand and know that it just might not be enough.

Chins up mates! The little Dinosaurs will prevail!

Bedrest

Bedrest

Thursday and Friday are day for rest. The hardest parts of our journey are now over and we have all the warm fuzzy thoughts that these are all the pieces that we need in order to finally defeat that dumb Mr. “Killer T”.

Is it Wonder Twins “Wonder twins powers activate!”?

Or Captain Planet “By your power combined!”?

I guess we prefer the Triforce mentalities of 3 powerful pieces, forcing something even more awesome. 5 Tentacles, 3 Dinosaur Eggs, and 2 Raptors growing our to be shown their new home for the next 9 months.

Fingers crossed that they like it. 🙂

Did we mention, in all this craziness, how hard it is to eat Chinese when not being able to sit up? We are amazed the bed is not covered in lo-mein and gyoza sauce. But it is NOT! Victory!

chinese

Bedrest

Bedrest

Thursday and Friday are days for rest. The hardest parts of this whole process is now over and we have all the warm fuzzy thoughts that these are all the pieces that we need in order to finally defeat the infertility issues that have been plaguing us for 2 1/2 years (and a bit more)”.

5 Follicles, 3 Eggs, and 2 fertilized, growing up just enough to be shown their new home for the next 9 months.

Fingers crossed that they like it. 🙂

Did we mention, in all this craziness, how hard it is to eat Chinese when not being able to sit up? We are amazed the bed is not covered in lo-mein and gyoza sauce. But it is NOT! Victory!

chinese

Transfer Day

Transfer Day

Early morning again! It is always nice to see Doctor Leonard’s smiling face during these days. You’d think we’d be use to it by now lol. She had her whole crew on deck today. It was kind of fun. People in crazy outfits, secret doors in our room, and personal tv screen for us to watch the action on the ultrasound.

Derrian was given another slew of loopy drugs and some warm blankets before we were handed a picture of the two little eggs (our baby dinosaurs) that had enjoyed their warm environment so much that they grew in size. 2 out of 3 is more than we could have hoped for. And we were told they were A quality! So wonderful!

We are sure they will be the best of friends in their new home.

Cute little eggs… Pardon us while we admire the again and try not to cry… *sigh*

eggs home

Loopy drugs kicked in, Doctor Leonard got to quick work setting up her work area before getting on the walkie talkie to call out the embryologists from the secret room. With them came the little eggs we had seen in the picture.

Damn cute things they are.

In the uterus they go and we got another black and white picture with them circled where they are going to settle in. One itty bitty space…

Transfer Day

Transfer Day

Early morning again! It is always nice to see Nurse l33t Joy’ smiling face during these days. You’d think we’d be use to it by now lol. She had her whole crew on deck today. It was kind of fun. People in crazy outfits, secret doors, and personal tv screen for us to watch the action.

Derrian was given another slew of loopy drugs and some warm blankets before we were handed a picture of the two little dinosaurs (we have decided they could only be Velociraptors) that had enjoyed their warm environment so much that they grew in size. 2 out of 3 is more than we could have hoped for.

We are sure they will be the best of friends in their new home.

Cute little dino eggs… Pardon us while we admire the again and try not to cry… *sigh*

eggs home

Loopy drugs kicked in, Nurse l33t Joy got to quick work setting up her work area before getting on the walkie talkie to call out the magical dinosaur hatchers from the secret room. With them came the little Raptor eggs we had seen in the picture.

Damn cute things they are.

In their home they go and we got another black and white picture with them circled where they are going to settle in. It almost feels like what you’d imagine the inside of a pokeball to be. Giant creatures! One itty bitty space…

‘The’ Phone call

We got the call we have been waiting for and Nurse l33t Joy gave us good news! Phew! OMG!

*insert many more exuberantly typed words here*

5 microscopic tentacles is not many, in fact it is a borderline ‘call the whole mission off’ number.

Then only 3 dinosaur eggs came from those 5. And the quality did not look the best, so to get this phone call was one of the happiest moments we have had on this adventure together.

We both cried (you would have too, I promise).

And the next fun news that was relayed was that the next ‘evasive mission’ would be done Thursday, tomorrow. Oh geeze. Why is everything so quick with these people lol!

We are in for another early, early day folks! Wish us wonderful dreams in dreamland and not another nervous and sleepless night. ;P

‘The’ Phone call

We got the call we have been waiting for and Doctor gave us good news! Phew! OMG!

*insert many more exuberantly typed words here*

5 follicles is not many, in fact, it is a borderline ‘call the whole thing off’ number.

Then only 3 eggs came from those 5. And the quality did not look the best (from what CKnight was told at the time of the surgery), so to get this phone call was one of the happiest moments we have had on this adventure together.

We both cried (you would have too, I promise).

And the next fun news that was relayed was that the ‘transfer’ of those eggs would be done Thursday, tomorrow. Oh geeze. Why is everything so quick with these people lol!

We are in for another early, early day folks! Wish us wonderful dreams in dreamland and not another nervous and sleepless night. ;P

Waiting Game Sucks!

Waiting Game Sucks!

Now the waiting game starts. We can’t make any headway in our adventure to beat the Big Boss Guy until we here back from Nurse l33t Joy is the last, sleepy, mission was a success.

We have to wait ‘2 days’!!!

Longest.. two… days… ever!

Grow little petri dish dinosaurs! Grow! We told you this was some Jurassic Park sh*t right here!

From 5 little microscopic tentacles can 3 dinosaur eggs that Nurse l33t Joy is giving all her love and joy to in a warm, cozy environment.

At least Derrian took her downtime to ‘finally’ finish Ni No Kuni.

Waiting Game Sucks!

Waiting Game Sucks!

Now the waiting game starts. We can’t move forward with the process until we hear back from RMIA.

We have to wait ‘2 days’!!!

Longest.. two… days… ever!

Grow little petri dish eggs! Grow!

From 5 little follicles we got 3 eggs that the Doctor is giving all her love and joy to. They will be combined with the sperm and put in an incubator to keep them warm and cozy.

At least Derrian took her downtime to ‘finally’ finish a video game she has been playing for most of the year.

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