Saturday, October 11, 2014

Update on Nick and Kassie Part 3

Friday morning we awoke early, excited, and nervous. It was the day of our final IVF procedure. It took all of ten minutes-seriously. It was uncomfortable and emotional. Nick just kept smiling as he suited up, ecstatic to get this "show on the road."  I on the other hand, was trying to remain controlled and somewhat detached. Our doctor was amazing and the nurses kind and grandmotherly. Two embryos were inserted with three frozen for a later date. After the procedure, I went home and put my feet up for the rest of the day.  Nick's been super sweet waiting on me and grinning at me, besotted with the idea of what we hope is to come. It's been a precious time, just us two, dreaming and hoping that these little guys come into fruition.
We are so appreciative for the prayers that have been said, the food that's been dropped off, the flowers and visits, and donations towards our journey. Thank you for being apart of our story, we can't wait to share the next chapter with you! 

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Thoughts About IVF the Night Before

‘Twas the night before IVF and all through the house,
Words were sparse from spouse to spouse.

Lost in in the thoughts swirling in the air,
Each reaching out to the other to let them know they care.

Leaving for an ice cream date,
To talk about life and their fate.
Realizing that if the plan was to succeed,
Their fear would finally be freed.
It was off to bed to get ready for the day,
But not before they held each other to pray.
Will you join us in hopes to see His glory,
While we wait for another baby story?

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Update on Nick and Kassie~Part 2

Sunday Morning-Kassie went in for the "harvest" of the 15 eggs we were blessed with. While they might not be able to use all of them, we are hopeful for good, healthy, amount. She will be out for a day or two to recover and rest.The following Friday-the 10th-we will go back in for the actual implantation of the fertile eggs. Kassie will be resting for a longer period this time to give us the best chance possible to get pregnant. It's GO TIME!!!!
Monday Morning-They were able to retrieve 7 of the 15 and feel very hopeful about that number. Today, we found out that 6 of the 7 took to the fertilization and are now considered embryos. We now wait and pray as they will mature over the next couple of days. Kassie is feeling crampy and sore, but will go back in Friday for the implanting. We will once again wait, pray, and hope that our family of two will grow. It has been a rough 8 year journey to get to this point, and yet, we are so thankful to be here. Thank you for your kind words and prayers, we couldn't do it without you!

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Monday, October 6, 2014

Another Chapter Begins!

An update on Nick and Kassie's Story~Part 1:

This morning, Nick had a testicular biopsy which is his portion of surgery in our IVF process. He is doing well and just needs to rest and take it easy for a couple of days. It was very hard for me (Kassie) to see my hubby, my man, my rock, in such pain, but I am so proud of the strength and courage he has had through all of this.

During his surgery, I had another ultrasound that showed that all 15 eggs are maturing-slowly. They decided to give me another 24 hours of meds before deciding whether or not I will have surgery this weekend. We'll make sure to give you an update tomorrow!

So, how are we doing? Jane Austen sums it up best, "I am half agony, half hope." It has been such an emotional and physical roller coaster and it's hard to not have hope while going through all this agony. The finances tend to be the half agony portion as each ultrasound and round of medications cost $2,000 out of pocket. With my surgery coming up, we do not know where we are going to get the funds, but have hope that the provisions will come. 

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