Wednesday, July 23, 2008

IVF update

Ok, we finally get to post something regarding one of the main reasons we started this page. We are truly blessed to have so many people that care about us and continue to be actively involved in our lives. While we don't mind making 20 phone calls after every doctors visit to keep everyone updated, this is much easier! As most of you know, we have been doing fertility for 3 years now. We have done in vitro 5 times, 3 resulting in miscarriage and the other 2 simply not taking. We are now beginning the sixth try and I have to say we have mixed feelings. I have never wanted to do something so bad while at the same NOT wanted to do it just as much. It is a very emotional journey, but I know we will get through it. I have no doubt in my mind that we have a strong enough relationship to deal with whatever life throws at us. We've proved that many times already! To start with, here are the scheduled dates for the major "events". Sometimes they change depending on the body's readiness and response to medicine, but usually only by a day or so.
Embryo Transfer - Tuesday, August 12
Pregnancy Test - Thursday, August 21
Of course, we are really hoping for a good outcome and we will keep everyone updated as the information changes.

Everyone think "baby thoughts"!! :)

Monday, July 21, 2008

The Weekend




This past Saturday Brad's cousin Crystal got married. We went to Boyd, TX (about 45 min. away) for the beautiful event. The wedding took place at a church there and then the reception followed at Crystal's parent's house. They own quite a bit of land so they set up a covered area for the food and cake and there was a live band. We had a blast! The cake was delicious (which is the only reason I go to weddings!!...haha J/K!!!), Crystal looked absolutely beautiful, and it was fun to hang out with the family. The top picture is the newlyweds (obviously), then it's Brad and me with his parents and sisters, and then just us girls. I married into the best family ever!! :)

Sunday, July 13, 2008

My husband says I'm clumsy...all I can say is "OUCH!!!"

This morning Brad sent me a text message saying that he would really like it if I met him for lunch. Since he started at the new store, we don't get to have lunch together very often because it's about 20-25 minutes away. Of course I was thrilled to be able to go meet him. We had a great lunch at Wendy's and I decided to splurge a little knowing that I would go work out afterwards. I was feeling a little lazy though and thought I would do a pilates video at home first, then head to the gym for some cardio. I changed clothes, but left my shoes off for the pilates. As I was moving the coffee table in our living room, so that I could have more room, I managed to pull the table over my big toe...taking off part of the toenail. At first I thought I just stubbed it pretty bad, but one look down was all it took to realize I was wrong. The intense pain hit shortly after, only confirming that I had ONCE AGAIN managed to hurt myself. Needless to say I called my parents to tell them what I had done and they graciously came right over to help me clean it up and get it properly bandaged. I did take a picture to send to Brad since he was working, but I didn't think it was necessary to post it here. It's not a pretty picture, trust me! The whole point of this really is that...I AM CLUMSY. I am constantly hurting myself. I always have bruises on my legs I can't explain because I don't think twice when I run into things anymore. Sheesh...when will I learn to be more careful???

Monday, July 7, 2008

4th of July Weekend





I must start out by saying that I feel so lucky to have such awesome friends. Brad had to work all weekend so he wasn't able to do much, but I hung out with our friends and had a really good time. On Friday I went with some of our friends to watch and set off fireworks in Red Oak. That was fun (even though their kiddos did NOT like the loud noises). I was scared to death of fireworks when I was younger so I could completely relate...especially when they are right in front of you. It can be a little scary for the little ones. Saturday we hung out almost all day. For dinner we cooked steaks, corn on the cob and asparagus. Oh my goodness, it all turned out delicious! Matt also cooked his special shrimp and they were great too! We had such a blast. After dinner, I learned how to shoot a BB gun. I actually did pretty good considering it was my first time. Then we decided to take some goofy pictures with shotguns (unloaded of course). Yes, we are easily amused!

Friday, July 4, 2008

The Summer Goes So Quickly....




We have been so busy lately, but at the same time it seems like we haven't really done much. We did get to slip away to San Antonio a couple weekends ago to meet up with my cousin Sonja. She is from North Dakota and was visiting some family in Victoria, TX. They had to go to San Antonio for work so she went along with them. Brad just happened to have the weekend off so we drove down there. We had a blast, but didn't take many pictures. It was great to see Sonja AND to just relax for a few days. That's the only big thing we've done. Between Brad's work and my summer school, we don't have time for much more.

Brad is really enjoying his job, but he works hard! We just found out that, starting in a couple weeks, he will have to work overnight for the next 6 months. It won't be too bad though and there's always been the possibility of it happening so we were somewhat prepared.

We finally were able to go back to the doctor.....after waiting 3 months for all the bloodwork results to come back!! Everything came back normal, which is good, so we are set to try again. We keep joking around saying, "Who's up for Round 6?!?!" I guess we have to be! Please keep us in your prayers as we attempt the in vitro...ONCE AGAIN!

I guess that's the all the big stuff for now. Oh yes...can't forget...Congrats to Travis and Jana Kay on the birth of their new little girl, Jayden! We can't wait to meet her!!! :-)