Wednesday, April 29, 2015

How Hard Are You Willing to Fight?

I'm pretty sure Murphy's Law was based on my life.

We have been making these plans to take care of the financial part of IVF and focusing everything on it. Friday my car dropped its speed while I was on the highway and wouldn't rise above 60 mph. Then, Monday, when the three kids I nanny are in my car, it decides to shut completely off.

So now its in the shop and i don't have much hope for it. I'm in an overpriced rental because I'm three years younger than they would like to have me. Lets just say, money is so tight, it's looking like IVF is near impossible.

But, nothing is impossible.

I just finished reading a post that made me realize what this is:

First, nothing is impossible through God
Second, He wants to make sure I don't want a baby more than I want Him.
Third, how hard am I willing to fight?

And let me just say, at certain times I feel completely drained and weak, but I think of what has been done for me through Christ and I absolutely KNOW I can do this! He gives me the strength I need. Money may seem like an issue but I just need to have faith that He will always provide what is needed

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

One Small Step for Infertility, A Huge Leap Towards Baby Boomer

Today was consultation day and I'm feeling just a bit overwhelmed, okay, a lot overwhelmed...
A couple of things talked about was the possible use of ICSI instead of insemination and PGS. Both of these these weird me out to the max. Just thinking about someone poking into my eggs or embryos is scaring the baJesus out of me.
Looking at different success rates on paper is all Mr. Boomer needed to see to be down but, and a HUGE but, I'm terrified. All the what-if's are just now hitting me. I just believed that trying this would be no biggie and we'd probably get pregnant right away. I liked that little world much better than what-if.

Now, for the good news, I have a lots of BIG BEAUTIFUL FOLLICLES! I could not smile bigger if I tried! These babies are just ready to be fertilized....

So today was a good day with lots of information (including crazy prices) and I'm so ready to meet my Baby Boomer!!!!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Trading Addictions

I quit smoking about 3 weeks ago. YAY! right? Unfortunately I've been functioning solely on red bulls and rockstars..... Yikes!

This date is is hovering ever closer and I'm so ready but I don't want to do these test and have something else come up. I've read other blogs of women who have scarring in their uterus and since I had scarring in my tubes (which caused me to lose both with ectopic pregnancies) I feel like this may end up being a problem.

I always just want to think, "But I'm young! Nothing should be wrong!", still these doubts seem to linger just like a bully pointing and laughing at my misery... I will have the last laugh.

If you caught me about a year ago I would still be blaming God. I walked off His path for a really long time, wondering how he could take my precious children from me before I could even hold them. But He is making me stronger and still always shaping me to really appreciate my future child, to always have hope that he will provide.

On a side note, midterms are this week and I'm trading awesome wonderful lovely sleep for study time. I haven't seen hubby in about 3days since I've been working odd hours. All will turn out well, I just know it!

I should probably go shopping now. I've been sitting in the parking lot writing this. And I also just realized how bad my ADHD is showing in this post! Have a great weekend guys!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Fear and Happiness Go Hand in Hand

 We officially announced on Facebook that we are going to a fertility clinic and while I fully expected to have people questioning or trying to give (un)helpful advice, everyone was just extremely supportive. Saying "infertility" seems to be becoming less and less of a dirty word. I'm not ashamed anymore to talk about it openly.

We set our consultation appointment for April 14th in San Antonio which is a month away and a month earlier than we had planned!!! It's impossible for me to explain how excited I am. I know this will work! All this time it never felt real to me, I thought for sure we would just procrastinate or find some excuse not to follow through but gosh darn I WILL BE A MOTHER! :)

I'm wondering if anyone else felt an initial relief by just setting the appointment? I don't think DH is as affected as I am by setting the date but I haven't really seen him much because of our conflicting schedules. We're taking that day to go to the clinic and after maybe check out the Alamo or take a boat on the Riverwalk and spend a whole day together FINALLY. Does anyone have advice on the questions I should ask? I have a whole list but more would be appreciated.