Thursday, January 19, 2012

Babies, Weddings, and Real Life.


Well, since my last blog not too much has really happened with mine & Casey's baby progress... but thats not what I want to talk about in this blog. I feel like the past few weeks we have been tracking this and taking this pill and thinking about baby baby baby!!! So its time to just relax and take our minds off of a baby even if it is just for a few hours. 

I don't really know if this is normal or not but my twin Nephews started crawling this week and I was able to witness it for the first time last night ( Jan 18th ) and I started to tear up ! It has been so neat to witness them grow up and hit all of these milestones. I am so thankful that I have such a close relationship with my family! These past 9 months with the twins have been beeyond amazing and I am looking forward to many many years of watching them grow. I am such a PROUD AUNT :)

I kept the boys for a couple of hours one night and I rocked them both to sleep :) We stayed like this for about 45 minutes!

Weddings !!! My best friend Samantha just recently got engaged to the love of her life, Kyle. I am so excited for them and I know that these two will have a long, healthy, and happy marriage. Sam and I, a few of her bridesmaids, and her mommy went to the Bridal Extravaganza on January 8th, it was a blast! Samantha got her hair curled, checked out several different venues, looked at dresses a little, and ate every free food sample we were given :) I really enjoyed the day with her. Sam and I have been best friends since 5th grade. We are more like sisters than anything. We can have a fight about the most random and pointless things and then 5 seconds later its like nothing happened. Sam and I most definetly have wonderful childhood memories of playing house. She was Rachel and I was Summer, we had kids and husbands! Oh how I miss those days. But at the same time now all of this is coming true in real life and I am so glad that Sam is a huge part of my life. As we've gotten older Sam and I share alot of the same problems and I know that when I am down she will be there to pick me up! Hopefully April 27, 2013 will be the wedding date. Until then I am looking forward to being a part of her journey!

 Here is one picture of us from the Bridal Extravaganza ( Ashley, Stephanie, Sam & Me )

  & Now for the real life part... I do not want to go into a ton of detail because words literaly can not describe how much these people mean to me... but the people that get me through everyday are Casey, my parents, my grandparents, My brother & his family ( the twins & his wife Ashley a.k.a my best friend ) , Kylie ( my life long best friend ) , Samantha , Paige & last but not least my in laws have been wonderful...

 Today, my Mother in Law got wonderful news about her breast cancer :)))) Her double lumpectomy was successful. The surgeon was able to remove all of cancer, it is not in her lymphnods! Praise the Lord.... However, she will have to wait a couple more weeks before she will know for sure what her treatment will be. It will either be chemo or radiation. After that she will be cancer free I just know it !!

 Im sure I'll have more updates coming soon !

 x0x0 Lacey x0x0

Friday, January 13, 2012

News, News, News !!!

OK, Well I have some good news & some bad news....

Let's start with the good first ! In my last blog I talked about the fact that I started my provera on December 28th and took my last pill on January 6th. I was very hopeful while taking the pills that I would start my cycle and then I could start my chlomid, but as days kept passing I lost hope and would get really upset thinking that provera didn't work at all...but 6 days after the last pill (January 12th) my little friend came to visit :) I don't know many women that get excited for this time of the month but Casey and I were VERY excited ! Its just the first step of many to get us a little baby Nowetner. So, now I will start my chlomid on day 4 which will be January 15th - 19th. I can not wait !

Now for the bad news...Right before Christmas my Mother in Law found out that she has breast cancer :( It was so shocking and unexpected, but she is dealing with it very well. Good news is that the cancer was caught extremely early (stage 1) and all of the doctors are so optimistic that this process will be smooth sailing. My mother in law is a very determined and strong woman, so i have no doubt that she will fight cancer with everything she has and BEAT it. In 2005 my Nanny was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and she was a trooper as well. She went through Chemo but with all of her family and friend support and faith in the Lord she is now a cancer survivor :) Cancer isn't fair and happens without notice but these 2 very important women in my life have shown me what it means to be brave, to never give up, and how to put all your faith in God because without him you don't stand a chance. My mother in law had a double lumpectomy ( Jan 11 ) so now we are just waiting to found out all of the results from pathology, which I feel very certain that we will have some good news come next week when those results are all in. I have been asking for prayers on facebook, so now I will ask for prayers on here. Thank you so much.

& Last but not least, I have to blog about the Texans game this Sunday! I am so proud of the Texans for everything they have overcome this season. No one believed that they would even make it this far. Division Champs , and 2nd round of playoffs is nothing to be ashamed of. So Sunday @ noon I will be screaming my head off and totally in the zone. Yates better not look like a rookie, Andre Johnson needs to be a threat, Foster better hold on to the ball and use his legs, and Cushing has it taken care of on the defensive side. If you cant tell I am a HUGE football fan !! Go Texans and Go Denver ( until they play the Texans )

Until Later .

Lacey Nowetner  :)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

I'm Not a Princess, This Ain't a Fairytale..

So as I mentioned in my last blog, Casey & I are so ready to start our family and have a little baby Nowetner! But what I didnt say is that Casey & I are going to have to have some help with conceiving baby Nowetner. At first it was really hard for me to talk about because I felt like there was something wrong with me, or that it was my fault. I guess I just dont handle things very well when they are beyond my control. Casey has been wonderful through us finding out that there are some issues with getting pregnant. He is always so positive which really lifts my spirits about the situation. I couldnt imagine going through this with anyone else. Also, my doctor, Dr. Milner, has been beyond amazing and very comforting! For about a year ( maybe a little over a year) I have been extremely irregular with my cylces. When I talked to Dr. Milner about this he did an ultrasound and a test to make sure my tubes werent blocked. From the ultrasound, he saw that I had some dense spots that were abnormal so he wanted me to have a DNC ( Feb 2011) in hopes that it would basically let me start fresh. Well, that didnt do anything different I still am way off!

So Dr. M sat me down and told me that I was going to have to have some help from Provera and Chlomid. At first I was upset but then Dr. M told me that this is "just a bump in the road, not the end of the road". He also assured me that there is no reason why Casey and I can not be parents. It will just take positive thoughts and maybe a little more patience than most. Today, I am not upset at all..I really dont care what steps we have to take to have a baby long as we have a baby that's all that matters. I really believe in my heart Casey and I will have a baby :)

What is Provera ? Provera is a little pill that I have to take for 10 days! All it does is jump start my cycle. So far I am on day 5 of Provera 10mg(January 1, 2012). I was told to take these all 10 days unless my cycle starts...but most of the time people take all 10 pills and there cycle starts a few days after the last pill. What happens if the Provera doesnt work ? Well honestly I dont know because I am putting all of my faith in hoping it does work. Thinking positive!

                                              This is Provera !    

Once the Provera starts my cycle, I will start Chlomid on day 4 -8 of my cycle. Chlomid is a fertility drug that increases the chance of pregnancy. It helps women ovulate ( produce a mature egg ) during their cycle. Casey and I hope that this pill makes all the difference for us! Good news is that there are different doses of Chlomid so you start at 50 mg, then if that doesnt work.. 100 mg, and as a last resort 150 mg...

This is Chlomid

I will definetely keep my blog updated as things happen, but as of right now we are just waiting for Provera to work its magic and start my cycle...One step at a time...! Keep your fingers crossed that everything goes as planned!