Monday, November 25, 2013

It's Thanksgiving Week!

For those of us struggling with infertility, sometimes it can be hard for some to find things to be thankful about. Heck, whenever we go through a valley or storm we find a hard time being anything but frustrated, defeated, angry and distraught. The one thing to remember is to always look for something positive. Believe me, there is ALWAYS something positive! We are strong women. I mean, we must be strong to be “selected” to go through this journey of infertility. We take the struggles and we get knocked down and we keep getting up and moving forward. For some, this journey might last only a year or two. For some like me, it seems never ending when you have been going through this for over 15 years. There are often obstacles that we must overcome, and many times the devil is right there in our ear getting us discouraged and making us feel defeated. But, we have to keep our eye on the prize! There IS a light at the end of every tunnel. We are being molded into the “mothers” and women that God wants us to be. Maybe we need to grow our patience, or maybe we need to have our faith tested and or strengthened. Maybe, just maybe it isn’t quite our time yet, for one reason or another. I know, I know…we hate even the thought of it not being the right time. But remember, it isn’t OUR time, but HIS! Also remember that he is taking extra special care and time in creating our beautiful babies to be. It is so hard to not know “why” we have these struggles. We want to know why and we constantly as that question. But, it is not our place to know why. God has a plan. It’s his divine plan, and he is going to work it out for our good. Trust that he knows the desires of our hearts! He knows our hearts better than anyone. “For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told.” – Habakkuk 1:5 So, for this Thanksgiving, I encourage you to find the good in the bad, the silver lining in your grey clouds, and the positive to the negative. Just be thankful! Thankful for your spouse who is going through these same fertility struggles with you. Sometimes it is easy to forget that they hurt through this too. Be thankful for your family and friends who are there for you. Thankful for the warm, cozy home you have especially during these cold days and nights we are having. Be thankful for your job (if you have one) because many out there are out of work and having a hard time finding anything. Most importantly, be thankful to God for what he is doing and about to do in your life!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Finally...a date!

Well, today happens to be cycle day 1, and as instructed by my doctor I called my nurse to find out what our game plan was going to be. After a long wait for a call back from my nurse, we have a plan and a tentative date for our upcoming FET.

January 20th looks like our date and although it seems like forever away I think the next 8 weeks are going to fly by, especially with the holidays coming.

The one thing that makes me a little nervous is that this transfer will be a little less than 3 weeks prior to our cruise we have coming up in February, but on the positive side of that we should have our beta the week before we cruise and our ultrasound the week following our cruise. Of course this all depending on us being successful...BUT, we have made a vow to keep everything positive and believe and claim that this is OUR TIME!