Monday, March 30, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
This is how we spent most of the day...
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
- Fall 1998 Decided to go to UT Chattanooga instead of going "away" to college
- Fall 1999 Joined Alpha Delta Pi sorority
- Sept 2001 A sorority sister introduced me to Michael and fell in love after our blind date.
- January 2002 Started nursing school with the anticipation of working in labor and delivery for my entire career.
- May 2004 Graduated and began working in the adult CCU at Erlanger Hospital instead of L&D. I cannot imagine how I could have ever delivered babies on a daily basis and dealt with infertility.
- 2005 Got married and began missing Michael during the three days I work nights and he is working days and we never see each other.
- Late 2005 realized I need a day job and preferably a Monday-Friday job, found one working for a trauma surgeon. This becomes a job that I love and I feel so blessed to have it.
- 2007 started TTC, how hard could that be?!
- Fall 2008 After one year of TTC and a miscarriage, no answers from OBGYN, started to get frustrated, a former coworker and the before mentioned trauma surgeon recommend I see a new OBGYN they both think highly of
- Jan 2009 second miscarriage, ready for some answers, NOW!
- March 2009 find out I have a potentially life threatening clotting disorder and I realize that if I had not followed the path I took in my life to get where I am RIGHT NOW, I would not know and could have possibly had a blood clot or worse before finding out. (My previous OBGYN would not test me for this disorder even though I asked TWICE)
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
I'm sorry for being MIA for awhile, but we have been so BUSY trying to get everything ready, moved, and settled. We also have not had internet until today. This is also my first day back to work and I am swamped, but I'll give you a quick recap.
Thursday we had the all clear to start moving in. Everything was completed and ready to move in!!!!!! We finished one day ahead of schedule and technically one week ahead if you look at the original time line! DSI (the company hired for our moving and storage by the insurance co) pulled in at 9:30 and started unloading. We realized pretty quickly that it was going to be quite an ordeal! We have found a few broken things and a lot of our furniture has scratches on it, but I must say that I am EXTREMELY grateful to just have our belongings and furniture! The boxes are quite random, so we have just spent the past four days just opening them up, running to Goodwill, and then bringing in to the house what we need. We still have a garage FULL of boxes waiting on another Goodwill run or to be put in the attic or garbage.
Our living room furniture also had to be returned to the DSI storage place for cleaning. Somehow, they FORGOT to clean it (imagine a moldy ashtray!)! We are hoping to see it arrive sometime today. I do not have any good pics yet since we are not settled. I PROMISE to post some soon!
Thank you all for the thoughts, prayers, emails, and everything else you have all done for us since December 10. We love you all and there is no way to repay you for all that you've done. There will be thank you notes soon, but I just haven't got around to that yet. I promise, we have not forgotten a single one of you! :-)
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Today was the 60th Birthday of one of the surgeons I work for. Our MA, Shelly and I spent some time this morning decorating the office and his office and then this afternoon we had a party while he saw patients. Here are some pictures from his party!
The Guest of Honor!
Monday, March 9, 2009
Our living room/foyer! I LOVE the green with the dark hardwood (please excuse my dust!)!
Kitchen is almost finished! The backsplash will be done tomorrow!!!!!
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
Speaking of crisis, let me update on you on light fixture crisis '09. My builder went by the lighting store and they actually had ONE and only one of our foyer fixtures in stock! So, obviously I told him to go ahead and pick it up! Then there is the issue of my beautiful, most favorite fixture in the dining room. We have found a way to rig it up and it will be usable. So, that was the end of my mini crisis of the week! :-)
I will be posting some pictures this weekend to show our end of week progress. Hopefully, but not likely, we will have countertops today. I am not really looking for them until Monday though.
Hope everyone has a fabulous Friday and a wonderful weekend!
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
No, this isn't me, but this is what I had done this morning. I went to my OB's office for a procedure under ultrasound that would show if I had any anatomical problems with my uterus, tubes, or ovaries. It was very uncomfortable, well, ok, it just flat out hurts, and still does two and a half hours later! The OB dilates your cervix and inserts a catheter to fill your uterus and tubes with saline. After it is injected, he watches the screen to see the flow of the saline. My uterus looked perfect, tubes are wide open to let a little egg travel, and my ovaries looked great! So, what's next you may ask? After a pretty lenghty conversation, it was decided to draw a few more labs and wait for those to come back in two to three weeks. If those are normal, I am back into the swing of things. If not, we fix the problem and then start again! So regardless, I should be back to babymaking by May if not April!!!! We are going to do a few new things when the time does come that we are pregnant again. I am to start taking progesterone the day I get a positive pregnancy test and call his office immediately. We will get beta HCGs and ultrasounds from 4 weeks on. He has promised me he will do everything in his power to keep me from having another miscarriage. That is all I need to hear!
Thank you all for praying for my OB decision back in October. It was such a hard thing to do, as I really did LOVE my old OB, but she didn't specialize in infertility and her staff just wasn't the right fit for me. This OB is FABULOUS and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE his nurses. So, thank you God for putting me in the right place at the right time to get encouraged to see him. He has made all the difference in the world in my attitude right now!
The next thing is too cool! Last night I had a comment from a girl that is not only moving to my area, but DOWN THE STREET!!!!! How exciting is that?! The funniest part of the story is that she found me through Kelly's blog. It just makes me laugh that neighbors found each other through a blog of a girl ten hours away! Ha! Brittney, if you read this, email me, I tried to email you, but I don't think it went through. I want to get to know you better! I promise I am not a weird stalker! :-)
In a couple of hours after I start to feel better (they said I should feel better in a few hours), I am going to run to my house to look at our light fixtures and cabinets, which should all be there by afternoon!!!! PTL, we are still ahead of schedule!!!!! I'll post some pictures when they are all installed. I'll also bring my better camera today and try to get some better paint pictures.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
Living Room, SW Tansy Green
The room that is quickly becoming my favorite, the kitchen, SW Nuthatch (this is not as dark as it looks in pictures)
Please excuse my mess! They are using our bedroom as storage! The ceiling in our room is the only thing we are having changed. They painted the inside part blue and we wanted it white. The walls are SW stream.
Our bathroom (yes, that is a toilet in the center of the room! ha!). SW Brevity Brown (which we used in both bathrooms, master ceiling, and both extra bedrooms).
Sunday, March 1, 2009
We went today and picked out our ceiling fans and hung out with a good friend this afternoon at Fox and Hound. I love Sundays since it is the only day we are both off from work and we get to spend the entire day just hanging out together. It is always a good day! :-)
So, be sure to come by Life With The Ledfords tomorrow night to see pics of our paint! Can you tell that I am SUPER excited?!?! Ha!