Thursday, May 28, 2009

Aunt Flow and Birth Control!! Woo Hoo!!!

 I have never been happier to see this monthly visitor!!!  This is the start of IVF for us!!  Yeah!  I get to start my birth control tomorrow!  I talked to the nurse today and made an appt in mid-June for labs and injection instructions!  Then I will know more from there.  We are probably looking at a mid July ER and ET!  I can't wait for it to get here!  But I have plenty to do between now and then.  We just put our house on the market on Tuesday, had 3 showings on Wednesday and 2 offers that night and our house is sold!!  So we will be moving towards the end of June into an apartment while our house is being built!!  It is all so exciting!  I am hoping all of this stuff going on will help me not to sit around and worry about IVF for the next two months.  It is so scary to think that it might not work, but I just have to stay positive and believe that it will!!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Coordinated??...I think not...

Lindsey's normal ankle
Lindsey's ankle after a run in with a pine cone..LOL

So I was all pumped up to go for a long run this morning.  I had some new music on my ipod.  It was a nice overcast day....a little warm, but not too bad.  I ran the half mile over to the park where I like to run and a PINE CONE jumped out in front of me and I tripped over it(actually I stepped on it as I was looking at my watch).  So needless to say my long run turned into a 0.5 mile run and I probably won't be running for a few days.  I am so clumsy;)!  After I yelled a profanity(it just popped out..oops), and walked it off a little.  I had a good laugh about hurting my ankle by stepping on a pine cone.  Oh well.  Now I have a reason to just relax a little today!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

To freeze or not to freeze.....

Thank you so much for all of your prayers and responses regarding my last post. Rob and I have decided not to freeze any embryos. We have chosen to trust God with the 3 eggs that Dr. J chooses to try and fertilize and if all 3 fertilize or if none fertilize, we will just trust that God is letting His will be done(I have truly felt like God never gave me peace about freezing. I also believe that God may give others peace with that option, but it isn't His plan for us specifically). I believe that if God's will is to bless us with a baby this IVF cycle, then He really only needs one. Having more to work with really isn't going to change the outcome. I just have a really strong peace and trust right now, so please just pray that God continues to bless me with that.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Little Dolly

Our niece, Kailey.  Isn't she adorable.  Her mommy always calls her dolly, so if Kailey sees a picture of herself, she points at it and says, "Dolly!"  Just had to post a pic of those beautiful brown eyes and those little ringlet curls!!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

IVF Here we come!

Well we had our appt with Dr. J on Thursday!  It went about like we thought it would.  We had been praying, as we were praying for God's will, to feel some direction by the time we got done talking with Dr. J.  Well Dr. J basically said that we need to do IVF.  As of last Monday I have felt like I was being pulled towards IVF.  I just felt more comfortable and relaxed about it and I could see God blessing us with a child through IVF.  I couldn't find a specific reason why I felt this way except for the fact that we have been praying for peace and direction. I finally feel like God is leading us in a certain direction!  It feels good!!  It is still scary but good:).  We will probably start the process when my next cycle starts but because the IVF lab will be "out of commission" for two weeks in June, I will be on Birth control for about 6 weeks instead of 3 weeks, before I start stims.  Please pray for God to bring Rob and I to the same place on freezing vs. not freezing embryos.  I really do not want to freeze embryos and Rob is still unsure of the idea of not freezing any.  Rob is a very logical person and logically it makes sense but I am feeling God's leading towards not doing that...for many reasons.  Also if you could pray for the financial aspect....we are just trying to figure out what the best way to finance IVF will be for us.  Also if you have done IVF and have decided to freeze or not freeze would you mind either emailing me or leaving a comment just telling us why you chose what you did....thanks:).  Please also continue to pray for God's continued peace and direction for us!  Thanks so much!

Monday, May 4, 2009

God's plans....

Isn't this little pregnant cartoon lady cute...i thought so and I always have to have a pic with my posts:).  Just a little update on baby J.  I took the previous posts off with him in them because of some things that have happened where I work, but his mommy is so thankful for your prayers and he is doing wonderful!!  And onto our baby stuff.....We have our appt with Dr. J on thursday at 3:30.  We are excited to talk to him and see what he thinks we should do.  We have continued to pray for God's leading over these last several months and trust that because we truly desire His will for us and our family that He will show us "the way"!  Thanks for all of your prayers.  We truly appreciate them!