I’m Still Alive!

Forgive me readers, for I have sinned. It’s been nearly three months since my last blog post. Honestly, I’ve had nothing to write about. I didn’t want to bore people with dull everyday life things so I’ve put off writing until I had something baby related to update with.

So, after my last failed IUI in December I swore to redirect my focus to weight loss and just getting my body ready for IVF… Yeah… That lasted for a little over a month. The time I did spend on weight loss was successful. I lost about 15ish pounds? I honestly can’t remember at this point. All I know is that I had a week long business trip to Dallas and I had no transportation (I was picked up at the airport by a coworker) so I really had no choice but to walk across the hotel parking lot to the Mexican restaurant every evening. That derailed everything! About a month later and I still haven’t gotten back into the diet. I hope to start up again on Monday though. The ladies in the office are doing a biggest loser type competition. We are all putting $20 in the pot and winner takes all. Should be fun.

I’ve scheduled my consultation for IVF. It will be at the same clinic I’ve been using, with the same doctor. The appointment is on April 14th so that’s a little over three weeks from now. I’m excited! Butterflies in my tummy excited! At this appointment I’ll be able to discuss a game plan with the doctor, and I will actually have a clue about what to expect moving forward.

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I keep changing my mind on which donor I’d like to use. I spotted a new one last month, and I really liked him, but his vials completely sold out within 3 weeks. He was gorgeous! Yes I get to see pictures of the donors. I’ve said it plenty of times, but for some reason folks always miss that part. They are supposed to be releasing another batch of vials for this donor next month. I may just buy one with a storage plan so that way I know I’ll have the donor I want when the time comes. Its either that or just pick whatever’s available when it’s IVF time. I’m not sure what I’m going to do yet.

In other news, the price of oil has totally tanked. I work in the oil field so this is a really bad thing. As a Safety Advisor, my position is one that is viewed as being completely expendable when cuts have to be made. I have survived he first round of layoffs, but I spend most of my time on the edge of my seat wondering when I might have to hear the words, “I’m sorry, but we have to let you go.” It’s not a fun feeling. In addition to that, it has come to light that the company I currently work for is being bought by another very large company. That ALWAYS means reorganizations and cuts… Can I just keep my job please? Ugh… Stress.

With all the uncertainty surrounding my career, I decided to put some distance between my blog and my personal facebook page. Instead, I have created a page just for my blog posts. If you all want to, you can go ahead and like the page. You can find it at facebook.com/babybabbleblog. My boss already knows what I’m up to, and he’s ok with it, but there is no way for me to tell who else might be looking.

Even with that going on, I decided that I eventually want to move back to my hometown, Erath, LA. It’s only 25 miles from where I am now, but I really want to be closer to my family and I really want my future babies to grow up in the environment that I grew up in. I will be taking the week of Good Friday off to do some chores around the house to make it presentable, then I will be putting it on the market shortly after. We’ll see what happens

Coming Soon! My IVF consultation experience.

The Fertility Blessing

You know my deep desire for a child. A little one to love and to hold, to care for, to cherish. Grant that my body may conceive and give birth to a beautiful, healthy baby in Your holy image.

Guide me in all my choices so that this conception, my pregnancy and my baby’s birth are in line with Your will.

Heavenly Father and Holy Mother, hear this prayer of my heart, mind and spirit.

Amen

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