BCPs Have Started and Photos of MEMPHIS!

First bath

Tree Shot!

My Mom & Mephis, so calm. I wonder how long that will last?

Sleeping on Uncle Bay-Bay

Phoenix, Memphis, & Bailey aka Uncle Bay Bay to Phoenix (My Mom's Dog)

Sleepy Boy

Cute as a bug in a rug.

The Boys, if you look to right you will even see our boy Oz.
Merry Christmas from Phoenix!


So, Is he a Memphis or a Houston?

We are really leaning towards one name, but we have other family members whom are not too fond and have got us HIGHLY considering other options. Honestly he is OUR baby and it is OUR decision, but I am still curious. Is Memphis... a good name for our little buddy? What do you think of Houston? What about Dallas? What about Hudson or Trenton?


When You Can't Have a Baby... YOU HAVE A DOG!

Now, don't go and make me feel like I am a bad person for getting another dog! My dog is spoiled, I LOVE MY DOG MORE THAN MOST PEOPLE! Well, YES I did fall into the lets get another dog trap (my husband pushed me in) and I did fall in love with another dog! We are NOW the proud parents of the TWO cutest dogs in the world! BOTH BOYS!

Spare me the "did you really need another?" If you are really asking that.... well then....maybe you have no idea... and maybe you are not a "Dog Mama"! and maybe you have not been INFERTILE FOR A VERRRRRRRYYYY LONG TIME! MY dogs, my husband, my family, and my Elianna are my life, and well....right now I am happy. I have all of them at my heels!
Help me name him!

We are leaning towards MEMPHIS.

We already have our PHOENIX so we are going towards another "city" name. Our other option is "HOUSTON." What do ya think? Any other ideas?


I Have Been A Bad Bad Blogger

I have been a very, very bad blogger. My goodness what has happened to me? Oh yea, I am content, just plain ol’ content, and slightly okay with it all. So content that I almost feel like not going forward with the next cycle.

We have been having some MAJOR insurance issues. Back during the FET a bill that should have gone to the study went to me and my insurance picked it up using my whopping $2000 lifetime limit. It is not so much that I am wanting the $768 refunded, but you see when the benefit is maxed,( which of course it now is due to that bill and oh yea my very expensive last cycle) then the preferred provider rate is no longer given, because infertility treatment is not a benefit after you meet your lifetime $2,000 max, which is a joke in and of itself.

I got a call today that they are working on it and will be sending the corrected claim to my insurance company next week. Let’s just hope they resolve it and actually apply the credit to the infertility benefit in a timely manner. A timely manner because we are trying to get a bulk of the appointments in before January 1st. My insurance has a $1,500 deductible (ouch) so if we get some of the appointments in that are covered before then and then do some of the procedures the first week of January that are not covered then at least we saved on the appointments that are covered and are paying out of pocket as we normally would, BUT this out of pocket will hopefully go towards the deductible. Does that make sense? It does to me… hopefully it did to you. See, insurance pays NOTHING not even prescriptions until we meet the deductible, so since we are going to pay out of pocket for our treatments anyways let’s put ‘em towards the deductible. That is my thought anyways. Who knows, I cannot control the timing or how insurance bills things, and now AF is late, which I guess is good until the bill is worked out.

So, the using of the benefit leads me to my next topic of this IVF being our last. See now that we have no discounts #3 will be our last (and #3 is only going to happen if they refund the money used from the benefit.) If #3 fails then we will be on a long break until at least September. I have enough meds to do an IUI so we might throw one in if we can financially swing it. Then in September we will explore me getting on Gabe’s insurance, which NORMALLY (plans are changing, so who knows) has a plan that covers 50% with no maximum. Unfortunately, for me to get on this plan we will lose $500+ a month from DH’s paychecks. So we have a lot riding on this cycle, which could be why I feel content putting it off.

My girlfriend Hannah took our pictures the other day, they turned out great. I will post a few today and then maybe a couple more next week.

Tried a good recipe the other day, DH liked it more than me. Here ya go:

Paglio e Fienoadapted
from Joy of Cooking
1 lb long noodles (I used angel hair, but DH was thinking it would be better with penne and he is probably right)
1 tbsp butter
3 oz prosciutto, sliced (I only used 2.5 ounces.. I used the rest for a breakfast sammy )
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup peas, fresh or frozen (I used frozen)
1/2 cup parmesan cheese grated
Salt and pepper


Boil water for pasta. Brown prosciutto in melted butter in a skillet on medium-high for approximately one minute. Add cream and bring to a simmer for about a minute and reduce temperature. Add peas, stirring for several minutes, and salt and pepper to taste. Once pasta is cooked, toss with sauce, and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

It was good and I made the sauce the morning before we ate it. So when I came home, I boiled the noodles, zapped the sauce, and threw together a salad. We will make it again and I was thinking of swapping the peas for asparagus. I never said it was low fat, I only said it was good. Hehe. Merry Christmas!