Thursday, March 28, 2013

cycle and bloom

I have two cycle and bloom IVF/IUI program I'm selling. $50. Let me know! THANKS!!!!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Heres all the info!!

Help the Overbey’s fund IVF/Adoption
All proceeds go toward medical/legal fees.

$50 gift cards for only $20!!

For Scentsy Orders ( get in touch with Jennie directly or email

See our live auction page (all items will be uploaded by end of May)

Donate Directly 

Hello Family and Friends,
We are excited to share a few opportunities with you that will help us to fundraise for IVF as well as Adoption (whichever opportunity comes up first) as well as benefit those who make a thoughtful contribution in our support.  As you all know, IVF and adoption are very expensive so we have a lot to raise to be able to bring a baby home, so every little bit helps.
In order to alleviate a portion of the cost, we have partnered with Coupaide to jumpstart a fundraising campaign that will give us the chance to reach out to family, friends, friends of friends, and so on.  Coupaide offers $50 certificates for only $20!  Half of each sale will go towards our adoption, which has the potential to make a great difference in regard to the overall cost.  
A great friend has also set up a scentsy fundraiser for us where a percentage of all orders go toward our IVF/adoption fund. 
We have also set up an auction of items we have purchased and have been donated to raise money.
Last but not last if you aren’t interested in any of the products listed but would still like to help we have set up a direct donation site. Once again very penny helps and brings us closer to our goal of starting a family. 
If you have any questions, comments or would like to know more about our journey please email

Chris and Jennie 

Saturday, March 23, 2013


My beta yesterday was 7.5. No more betas! Just waiting for af to start so we can get started. They are going to put me on progesterone this time. We only have a enough money to do this two more times. We've started collecting items for our fund raiser and so far so good. I hope it's a huge success!

Sunday, March 17, 2013


I decided to start a page for IVF donations. 

I want to do some fund raisers as well but I'm not really sure where to start. If you guys have any ideas please let me know. THANKS!!!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Getting there

Yesterday my hcg was 13. I'm bleeding horribly so maybe by next friday it'll be zero.

Monday, March 11, 2013


My levels dropped to 47 so they aren't to worried about an ectopic anymore. Hopping to be 0 by my Friday apt. Ready for this roller coaster to be over. The doctor sounded very encouraged that we did get pregnant once and we have a good spot of it working when we try again.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

What a day

This morning we were running late, mostly because I was so tired I couldn't drag myself out of bed with the time change. Normally we grab food on the way to church as it's about 30/40 minutes but we were so late we didn't. I was still spotting dark dark blood but only when I wiped. (It got less and less thru out the day and nothing now) We got there fine and church started and I got really hot (it's a pretty cold day here, around 35) I took my jacket off and started feeling really faint, and like I was gonna throw up. I was fanning myself and Chris must have been worried and texted my mom and she made me leave. As soon as we got outside in the cold I felt better but mom being mom made me go back to her house and I ate and felt even better, drank some water and felt a little better. My mom made me call the doctor to make sure I was ok, I guess she was really sick with her ectopic. The doctor called and by then I was feeling so much better. She was very sweet and said she was sorry she had scared me with the ectopic talk but she just wanted me to be informed but that at this stage theres only a 1% or less chance of rupture and that this is called morning sickness and she's so sorry that I have to deal with the bad parts when this may turn out badly, she said she hopes shes wrong and we get good news tomorrow but well just have to wait and see. She said it I start feeling sick and I stay sick then I should worry but this is just morning sickness and I need to eat every few hours so my blood sugar doesn't drop. WHO KNEW! I felt kinda dumb. Tonight everybody was asking if I was ok they said I looked horrible, white as a ghost. OOPS!

Tonight after church Chris and I talked more and more about the adoption party and how much baby or no baby we wanted to adopt. We thought we should write the childs case worker and just put ourselves out there and do the best we could to keep our name in her mind when she goes thru the home studies.

Heres the letter for those that care.

I just want to take a few minutes to say hello and tell you a little about my husband and me. I'm sorry we didn't have a chance to meet you yesterday at the adoption party but we did have time to talk to B and meet T (T T).

We really enjoyed T and are extremely interested in getting to know him more and possibly adopting him if all goes well in the future. 

A little about Chris and I, we have been married for 5 years. I was born in OK, Chris in FL. We met in FL and lived there until about a year ago. I work for -- with a very flexible schedule to work around a child's school. Chris works for Cont.inental-- in the accounting department; his is fairly flexible schedule as well perfect for school drop offs. We have tried for to have a child since we got married and have been unable to conceive. The longer we go without a child the more and more we just want to be parents. After meeting T it's even more important for it to be a child that needs us as much as we need/want them. 

I think we would be a good fit for him because Chris also grew up lacking male role models to help shape his life. Chris would make a wonderful father, to T, because he gets the importance of a having a father in his life and how that promotes a more stable childhood. We were told he needs a good strong male roll model. We have become a good team over the years and Chris has always had my back which I know is important when raising children. Chris wants nothing more then to be the father that he never had in his life.  I think I would make a good mother to him because I can be understand that this is a difficult transition on him. I also understand that he needs dad and I'm ok with stepping back from time and letting Chris take him out to play baseball and have that one on one time. I think I'm a good listener, nurturer and want nothing more then to love a child. Also, I would be a dedicated mother; putting T's priorities first. I would love nothing more then to help raise him to be a good man, whether thats doing homework, being the loudest mom in the stands as he plays sports or being a shoulder to cry on. 

We also have a two bedroom apartment with a room we had originally decorated for an infant, but could easily be made over for his comfort as it has a full size bed and dresser. We are also looking for a house with a yard to run around and play sports in. We don't have any other children at this time and would have a lot of time to spend doing homework, playing sports, and helping him grow. 

We are very open to helping him keep in touch with his sisters and grandparents as we know how important family is. My parents live in Mustang so any child we adopt will have grandparents and an aunt around. 

I know that we may not be picked but I just wanted to do everything in my power to let you know who we are and what we want. I know that your job is extremely difficult and I hope and pray T finds the best parents a child deserves. I know if we are lucky enough to be picked we'll do everything in our power to be those parents.

Thank you for you time.

Jennie and Chris 

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Adoption party

Everybody wanted to know all about the adoption party so here goes. They do it about every four months. They try and get as many kids up for adoption together and throw a party pretty much. This one was a carnival. There was food, games, face painting, everything. You get there before the kids and look thru the adopt book with info on the kids and any problems they have. If you are interested in any of them you can talk to their case worker and learn a little more about them. Then you can meet the kids. We had talked a head of time about thinking about older kids. 4-8 instead of being stuck on baby baby baby. The more we go thru this infertility stuff the more I just want to be a mom.

We met all the kids on our list and were told it's better to pick two to three so you have a better chance of getting the kid you really want then one that you didn't met or that you liked so so. We signed up for a little boy 9 years old. That kinda freaks me out but he was so sweet and you can tell he feels unwanted and it just breaks your heart. Chris just loved him and they bonded. Then we also put down a sibling group of a 4 yr old girl, 5 yr old boy and 7 yr old girl. They were SOOO cute. They were i don't know how to say little, like short and looked younger then there age. Kinda reminded me of my nieces. I just feel in love. I know theres a good chance we wont be picked for either and well keep waiting but it was a good experience. I can understand why they do it. You meet kids outside your age range and you talk to them and fall in love and pick kids that you might not have picked if you hadn't met them.

Update on me, just spotting brown but nothing bad. Had slight cramping in the am but I think it's just growing pains. I'm trying to just hang in till Monday and hopefully they can tell me whats going on. I'm really over all the fertility crap. I just want to be a mom!

Friday, March 8, 2013

The plan

I called and talked to the nurse who talked to the doctor and called me back as I'm a little worried and well my mom is stressing me out since we had two ectopics.

Nurse called me back, only a 1% of rupture. They need the full lab which isn't open tomorrow so Monday it is. They'll do an US also. 

I really don't know how to feel about it. From all my research online it could be a normal pregnancy but thats extremely unlikely. I'm just trying to make up any syptoms and just roll with things till Monday. This really sucks. I'd be beyond pissed if I post a tube. We have the adoption party tomorrow so hopefully that will keep me from thinking about things to much. I don't know to much about it or what to expect so I'll have to update you afterwards. 

Thursday, March 7, 2013

When it rains it pours

Doctor called me, remember they only call with bad news. My hcg went from 36 to 97. WHAT?!

She is worried it's an ectopic. I go in Monday for a full blood panel. Chem panel, metabolic panel, hcg and prog. This sucks.

I am grateful I tested and I know because it would be horrible to lose a tube or end up in the hospital.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013


I feel like thats all we do as infertiles. I haven't started bleeding yet. I have more blood work tomorrow and then my RH - shot once I start bleeding. I want nothing more then to just get started on IUI 2. I haven't talked to the doctor yet but I'm hoping he'll let me add progesterone after IUI next cycle. I still don't know if I should do clomid again or ask for femara. Clomid worked but oh the headache.

Is it bad that I think maybe next time it'll be perfect, maybe well get twins as like a make up or something. I feel kinda bad being relieved this is over. I just felt it was bad from the beginning. I tried my best and did everything I could to make this pregnancy work but it just wasn't in the card. Man I want it to be my turn. Lord please bless us, PLEASE!

We are going to the dhs adoption party on Saturday. I know there won't be any babies there but maybe it'll help my faith.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013


Chemical pregnancy. I really have no words. Part of me is relieved and part of me is sad. Lets just pray my numbers get to zero fast so we can do IUI this month and not have to wait a cycle. I don't know if I should do clomid again. It worked but the headache and I mean it failed in the end. If I hadn't been pregnant at all I would have pushed for injectibles, should I still do that?

Friday, March 1, 2013


Beta 31.8
Prog 11

Doubling time of 80 hrs. UGH

The nurse said the least it can double is 50% which it did so they are still ok but low. UGH I go in Tuesday for another test. This sucks. Please somebody tell me a story like mine that ended well!