Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Its a GIRL!!!!

Well we found out today that we are having a little girl, we are so excited! The doctor said everything looked perfect and everything was normal looking... Yaaaa, thats always good to hear. Our little girl is getting so big already, they said that she weighed around 9 ounces. Me and hubby went out to babies r us after the appointment and we each picked out two outfits, and they were not green or yellow LOL... Im so happy that I can stop buying the neutral outfits.We are naming her Ryley Rose, after my grandma. Here is a couple pictures from the appointment today. Talk to you all soon!!

Monday, August 24, 2009

15 week pictures

Well I am now actually 17 weeks and 2 days pregnant and I feel great! No problems so far and my blood sugars are good. My last a1c was 6.0 wooo hooo. Wednesday we have our anatomy scan and hopefully we get to find out if we are having a little girl or little boy. We do not care just as long as its healthy. I am starting to feel the baby move here and there and its so exciting. I just cant wait until I can feel it all the time and a little bit stronger. I will take what I get for now. Here is me at 15 weeks pregnant. I think im even bigger now. I will update you all on Wednesday or Thursday with a new baby picture and hopefully the sex!!

Friday, July 24, 2009

13 weeks

Hey everyone, just wanted to give you an update, can you beleive that I am already 13 weeks and everything is going great so far, I have gained 5 pounds and my belly is getting bigger and bigger I think as I speak. I havent had any morning sickness, just been really really irritable, now that im hitting the 2nd trimester it is finnally tappering off. We did the first trimester screening and everything went well, said I should be ok and that baby only has a 1-5500 chance of having downs syndrome. We are getting so excited , I cannot wait until I can feel the baby move. The end of next month we will find out what we are having, I dont really care what it is as long as its healthy. Here is my 12 week ultrasound picture, I will keep you updated on the next ultrasound. Thanks for reading and take care. xxxx

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Sorry I havent wrote in a while, I have been busy going crazy trying to find out if this was real or not. I tested the first time on May 18th and got a faint BFP tested everyday and they started getting darker and darker. Confirmed the pregnancy at the doctors on Friday the 22nd. OMG We are finally having a baby, I cannot beleive it! My due date is around January 31st give or take, and I have been babying myself ever since I found out. It took us 4 rounds of artificial insemination and now I can say that Im going to be a mommy. Thanks so much for reading and god bless you all, also for all the women out there still trying to get pregnant, whatever you do ..... DO NOT GIVE UP, it will work just try and try again. ((((HUGS))) TaKE Care everyone!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Not much going on

well I am 7 dast past my iui (artificial insemination) and I have the usuall symptoms since last time I had this done, it unfortunate that all the fertility meds mimic being pregnant so who knows if its pregnant symptoms or medicine side effects. I do still feel positive. This time we had a different room , and different person doing the insemination, hopefully this will be our baby!! Im keeping my fingers crossed. My health is still staying good as well, no respitory problems since last October thank goodness, I have another cf appointment next tuesday, I am suppose to take a pregnancy test on Friday...too bad I couldnt take it before going to cf doctor, that would be great to let my lung doc know that we are finally pregnant after almost two years of trying and 7 months going to reproductive doctor. So hopefully the next time that I will post , it will be a BFP!!! Type at you all later.... God Bless you!! ((((HUGS))) Candi

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Been a bad bad blogger

Im sorry everyone, I have not blogged in a while, my last iui was a bust, I think I just needed a little time to re gather my thoughts and suck it up. I really thought that this was my time but I guess it wasnt. We are doing another iui this friday, I know im crazy to put myself into this position again but I think that having a baby is soo worth the pain of waiting to find out if it takes or not. The past iui's I wasnt very positive, I WILL SAY THAT... tHIS time, I feel deep down that its going to work, I have not had any negative thoughts this month, we also have 4 mature follicles so hoping that one of those babies will fertilize. I feel very relaxed this month. Thank you all that has shown a great support in me, its nice to know that I a have angels up above as well watching over me.. another note.... The cf walk went nicely this last weekend, the rain moved out for us yaaaa I thought we were going to get soaked... Our group the Miracle Angels raised about 800 dollors woo hoooo, I was hoping for more but we only had a month to get our donations, hopefully next year we can get a head start! Thanks to Ronnie Sharpe... another cfer... He was so sweet and helped me with my online letters....Thanks again Ronnie...((((hugs))) God bless you alll..... Candi

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Great Strides WaLk

Hey everyone, as you all know , I have cystic fibrosis and I am walking in this years great strides walk at the kansas city location on May 2nd. I know that you all dont know me but I am needing all the help that I can get, Im not having the greatest luck with donations, even if it is only 5.00 anything would help. Cystic fibrosis is a devastating genetic disease that affects children and young adults. Advances continue to be made in finding a cure, but your help is needed now - more than ever - to help keep up the momentum of this life-saving research. Too many young lives depend on this vital research to let it go unfunded! If you go to click on find a walker and then put in my name candi lutjen, you can donate there on line... Thanks so much in advance, hope you all have a blessed day! :) Remember that 91 percent of every dollor goes towards the foundation. And anything that you are able to give can help .

Monday, April 13, 2009

5dp IUI

Well my temperatures have been staying higher every morning 98.3 and going up since Thursday morning, iui day. I have been pretty crampy even some cramps in my vaginal area, dont know if I have had this before or not. I cannot remember for sure. This two week wait is going to kill me. I have been peing alot but I think it could also be the hcg shot I did last Tuesday. I will keep you posted , but not much going on yet. Hopefully I will get my BFP soon. Take care and God Bless everyone!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Scan results!!

My scan went well , I have three follies on the right side 11,12,14 mm and 1 good one on the left at 19.5mm.... I triggered last night being Tuesday night and iui is scheduled for Thursday morning at 745am. This is our last shot for a while, so I hope that 3rd time will be a charm. I had a really weird dream the other night, my grandma which I call my guardian angel passed away about 3 1/2yrs ago, well she came to me in my dream, never had this happen before, she just came towards me and held out her arms to hug me, I told her that I loved her and missed her, she said I have to go now. Maybe a sign???? maybe she came to help me, I asked her if she could please try and heal me of this infertilty, Only God knows. The two week wait will start tommorow, Im so excited but its going to be a long two weeks. Take care everyone!! Baby dust to you all that are trying. (((((hugss))))))

Friday, April 3, 2009

On our way!!!

Well , the cyst is gone gone gone, woo hoo, I started femara on Tuesday (Ovary stimulator medication), and injections on Thursday of Menapur. I will go in on Tuesday for a scan of my ovaries to see how they look and schedule iui probally for wednesday or thursday.... yaaa keep your fingers crossed, I really hope that it works this time... I will keep you posted.

Monday, March 23, 2009

skipping iui again this month

Well, I found out that I had a cyst on my left ovary so the doctor doesnt want to stimulate my ovaries this month, said it could cause alot of pain due to the cyst.. I told him I dont mind the pain... plzzz let me be in pain, anything to get pregnant, well that didnt work at all in my favor. So they are puting me on birth control pills for two weeks to guarantee that the cyst will go away. They said that we could do the next iui right after easter.... GEEESHHH What else could go wrong. This is our 4th month now that we had to put off iui, the last one we did was back in november. Maybe this is a sign that my time is now here for me to finally conceive... Lets hope next month will be the month. This will be our last try for iui for now, our next step would be to save for ivf, which is almost impossible to save in a timely manner, I just want to get pregnant while my health is still doing pretty well, And as for my husband, well his arthritis keeps flairing up , he needs to go back on the sperm killing drug, and I think that its only fair to him to get him back on it before his health gets worse also. So if it doesnt work than we will just need to take a break.... We will see what happens... Bye for now.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Doing natural cycle this month!!

Well, this month we have decided to try and do the natural thing,well I say natural as in noo Iui. I started the femara and we are trying Pre seed for the first time. Have been going to the accupuncterist twice a week for about 2 months now, she has me on two herbal supplements, ovex and symplex f. Doing two teaspoons of robitussin three times a day . On days 5-14 of my cycle. Lets pray pray pray that maybe this will work. If not than next month we will try Iui number 3 with femara, follitism, and ovidrell shot..

Thursday, January 29, 2009

The journey has just began!!!

Hello everyone, my name is Candi Lutjen, I am 32 yrs and have been married to my wonderful husband that is 36 yrs old since August 25th 2007. Our hopes and dreams are to become parents. I have cystic fibrosis and also type 1 diabetes. This is causing me to have hostile cervical mucus. My husband has an inactive thyroid, his medicine has caused him to have a low sperm count. We have been delt a huge obstical I guess you could say. We have had two unsuccessfull IUI's medicated and are going to try for the third one next month. My husband has now been off the meds for about 3 months hoping that his sperm count will be back to normal for the next IUI. (bless his heart)We tried femara and the one ovidrel shot the day before IUI. My follicles were all good and I produced two good ones two months ago. This time we are doing femara , follitism, and ovidrell. So please wish us luck and good luck to all you ladies out there trying... Im so glad that there is somewhere that we can come to so that we can vent and have some girly support!! Good luck everyone.... Baby dustttt to all...