Thursday, March 21, 2013

ICLW March!

Its ICLW!!! 
Happy ICLW Everyone!! 
If you are new here is a recap of our history 
and a bit about Me and Scott 

I'm Alexis :) I am an executive assistant to my father who owns and operates 3 bowling centers I also opened an online store with my mother in July called Little Miss Millie's Boutique you can find the story behind the naming of the boutique here and you can find the store link here.
I love to shop & take long baths, hunt for rocks, bake & paint.. 

Scott is a graphic designer/embroiderer/ free lance web designer who also opened his own business! If you ever need a website designed or business cards, or anything really, you can visit him here. He loves art and rock hunting! creek walking and lazer tag. He is the best husband a woman could ask for and has an amazing heart. Everyone in the family calls him Sweet Scott :) he is pretty sweet! 

We have been together 8 years and married 5 years! 
We bought our first home 9 months after we were married. 
We have been pregnant 4 times.
The first three were 1st trimester losses and 
January of 2013 we experienced our first 
chemical pregnancy. 
The last three years has been an up hill battle
but we believe our love has kept us strong. 
and also this community! 
Our loss in April 2012 hit us pretty hard.
we were 12 weeks and 1 day when I spotted for the first time
we rushed to the ER to find that our baby's heart had stopped beating 
around 9 weeks :( 
We had really high hopes that this baby was going to be the one 
we held in our arms. We celebrated those first 12 weeks 
like we would be bringing a baby home in October. 
I wouldn't change the excitement we had for the world. 
I am happy we had those 3 months of joy.  
we are in our 8th cycle, this is our first cycle
back since the failed one in November. 
In January I got a really weird half positive test. 
Blood work showed that I was having a chemical pregnancy. 
AF did not arrive at all in Feb. I took about 100 hpts 
which were all negative. I also got very sick in February with 
pneumonia and influenza B I was in and out of the hospital 
and Doctors office for 3 weeks. 
Finally I called Dr. B to get a round of provera to bring AF 
to town, he requested an ultrasound to confirm 
that I was not pregnant and that I did not have 
any major cysts. The scan looked great and I was 
given the pills. 4 days after my last pill 
AF arrived. I am now on day 2 of Femara! 
This cycle we are doing, 
Femara days 3-7
Follicle scan on March 29th 
Ovidrel injection
progesterone test, with another injection
(to boost progesterone) 
and then 
Beta day! 
We are wishing, hoping and praying 
that our very first IUI 
will be a success! 
Thank you for stopping by! We hope you decide to stay 
and follow along with us on Our Journey Through This Lovely Life! 
(follow us on bloglovin' also, as there are rumors google reader 
is going to disappear!) 


  1. Happy ICLW! I've really been enjoying getting to know you by reading over the past few months. Hoping this is your cycle!

  2. Here from ICLW! Thank you so much for the comment on my blog. I must ask, what is rock hunting?

  3. Reading through your story again makes me even more certain that you're one of the strongest people I know. You've been through so much, and I think it's truly amazing that you have remained so upbeat and positive! Sending you all sorts of baby dust and IUI vibes your way =) I am hoping and praying that you are a 1 Cycle IUI-er!

  4. i couldn't agree more with mrs. e!! :) you are seriously such a breath of fresh air, such a ray of hope and light, alexis!!
    i hope spring is a beautiful, blessed season for you and scott! xoxox

  5. Hi from ICLW. Good luck on this cycle.

  6. Visiting from ICLW! I am sorry about your 3 losses, but like everyone else I love that you are so optimistic. I certainly hope this IUI works for you.

  7. Happy ICLW! and ditto the two previous commenters - the recap of your story just reaffirms it - the words "ray of hope and light" are so right on!

  8. Hi from ICLW! I also have had four losses but I am pregnant for the fifth time after a Femara/Ovidrel combo. Finger crossed for this current cycle!

  9. Hi from ICLW...wishing you tons of luck this cycle

  10. Happy ICLW to you, too. :) I'm sorry about your losses (I also miscarried at 12 weeks) and will be wishing you best of luck with this IUI!

  11. Hi from ICLW! I'm sorry for all that you've been through and I really hope this IUI is successful! I like femara better then clomid, for sure, and it eventually worked for me. I'm glad to be reading!

  12. Happy ICLW! Good luck on your first IUI.

  13. My first IUI was a success! I hope your is too!

  14. Hi from ICLW. I'm so sorry to hear of all of your losses. Best of luck with your IUI, I hope it does the trick!