Tuesday, November 16, 2010

it's been 4 months

I can't believe that it has been four months since my last post. After the IUI #1 did not take - I just needed a breather from all of it. We did not pursue any more procedures - I just wanted to focus on getting closer to the Lord. We have since found a new church - and LOVE everything about it! We have both grown so much in the Lord ... and our marriage is so much stronger than before. I am so thankful that God sends us just what we need ... RIGHT when we need it! My walk has never been closer to Him - and I feel like I needed that season in my life to prepare me to be an even better mommy to my SOON to be babies! (I'm claiming and believing that!)

It has been a very hard few months. My grandfather has continued to fight his battle with stage four liver cancer. He is in his final days of his fight - we called in Hospice last weekend ... and it was a very tough time at home. I flew home to be with my family and to see Pap. He was very doped up and did not even know that I was there ... which made it VERY hard. In the midst of my grandfather not doing well, my gram was also diagnosed with lung cancer (for the second time in her life). Ten years ago she had 1/3 of her left lung removed ... but now it is back with a vengeance. Needless to say - we have had a very tough few months and have tried to make it home as much as possible. It is a 10 hour drive ... so we can't just pick up to go anytime. I have given this ALL to the Lord - and I am trusting that through this ... we will all become closer to Him - which is what He desires!

On the "baby front" - we sort of took a break from focusing on trying ... no we were not preventing it but it did not define us either. We decided that we were ready to move forward to IUI #2 and increase the amount of medicine this month.

I went last Wednesday for them to do the day 3 ultrasound. I had 14 eggs on my left ovary and 8 on my right! Those numbers are ALREADY better than the last cycle!

I have been on meds since last Thursday ... and let me tell you ... I am very emotional and swollen! I have had to give myself a shot the last two days. I have one more shot to go tomorrow - then I head to get my follicles checked on Thursday. My hope is that they are NICE and MATURE ... and they tell me to trigger Thursday or Friday night - that way the procedure will be over the weekend and I won't have to miss any work! Right now - I am just trying to figure out my work outfits day to day because I am having trouble fitting in my pants!

I wanted to see what my symptoms were the last go round - and thought that it was so nice to have this blog to look back on. Even though I don't think that anyone is reading (if you are ... I'd love to know!) it's nice for us to have this documented - to look back on our journey and smile when we can see the Lord's hand in it all!

Zephaniah 3:17
"The LORD your God is with you,
he is mighty to save.
He will take great delight in you,
he will quiet you with his love,
he will rejoice over you with singing.”