Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Just a little update on life...

Hi all.
  I created this blog a couple years ago to share pictures of scrapbook pages and crafts I've made. Then earlier this year, I decided to share a little more of my life with pictures of our house, wedding, vacations, holidays and just every day events. Since there haven't been any big events going on these last couple weeks, I thought maybe I'd just take some time out today to give a little update on some things going on in my life. No real big events or anything, just a little update.

  Right now is always a busy time for us with the holidays and because we have a childrens Christmas musical at our church every year and I always help with that. It takes a lot of time and practice. So a lot of my time is going to that right now. This weekend we are going to Jake's Aunt and Uncles house in Lee's Summit, MO (near K.C.) for Thanksgiving with his side of the family. I've also arranged for us to go to a Kansas City Chiefs game while we're there. Its a b-day present for Jake since his B-day is Nov. 23rd. It should be a very fun weekend. Then of course next Thursday is Thanksgiving and we'll be going to my Aunt and Uncle's house that day to celebrate Thanksgiving with my family.

  We also just adopted out one of our foster puppies last night. Little Perrier (or Marlee as we've been calling her) went to a great home where I know she'll be loved and adored. She will be living with a couple that has a dog that they treat as family and she'll get lots of play time and love there. They don't have any kids and treat their dog as if he were their child. So she's going to a great home and I couldn't be happier for her. I'm of course sad and I miss her very much, but it makes me happy to know she will live in a great home for the rest of her life. So now we're down to our 2 dogs and Vasser (or Max as we've been calling him). We've considered keeping him, but if we find the perfect home, we'll probably adopt him out too. It all depends on how long we have him and how much more attached we get to him.

  Another thing thats been going on is, Jake and I have been trying to start a family. We've been trying for about 8 months with no success. I'm 29 and he's 24 (almost 25) so our age shouldn't really play much of a role in things. I've been on the birth control pill for 11 years and even after going off of it in February, I've had pretty regular cycles. The latest I ever was in these last 8 months was about a week. Well this month I'm on CD 49 and counting and AF hasn't shown herself yet. I've taken pregnancy test after pregnancy test and all have come back negative. So last Thursday I had an appt. with my OB/GYN. They did a blood test just to make sure I wasn't pregnant and also checked out my thyroid to make sure that wasn't causing me problems. Everything checked out fine and the preg. blood test came back neg. so she prescribed me some Provera, which should jump start my cycle and then I should test for ovulation this month to see if I'm even ovulating. The lack of AF this month indicates that I may not be ovulating on my own. So once AF comes I will test for ovulation and see what happens there. If I get a pos. ovulation test then I'll have to go to the Dr. to have them check my blood for the Luteinizing Hormone to see how good of an ovulation it was. I guess theres a number that it needs to be at in order for it to have been a good enough ovulation for pregnancy to occur. If I don't ovulate or get a good enough ovulation, they will most likely prescribe me Clomid. Which is a drug that you take to help you ovulate. So I never thought I'd be happy to see AF, but I hope the Provera works and I start soon and can see whether I'm actually ovulating or not. That will tell us a lot and then we can go from there. Unfortunately, this is none new to me as my sister has had a lot of trouble getting pregnant. She has a son which took them 11 months to conceive. Now they've been trying for 22 months with no luck on a second child. She's gone through 6 rounds of Clomid and is now going to try IUI to hopefully get pregnant this month. I know this doesn't have anything to do with anything, but I find it so strange that my mom had no trouble getting pregnant with either me or my sister. She conceived both of us within a month of going off the pill. But now my sister and I are both having the same kind of problems when trying to conceive. It just shows how different we all are. Thankfully I know God is in control of it all and both my sister and I will get pregnant in His time. Its not really been all that long of a wait for me so far. Usually they don't worry until its been a year of trying without conceiving. But having patience for something you want really bad is still hard. I've been waiting for a couple years for my husband to be ready to start a family, so even though we've only been trying for about 8 months, its still been a lot longer that I've been waiting to have a baby. I'm trying not to worry about any of it and just hope and pray it happens soon. We'll see how things go. I'll definitely keep my blog updated so you know whats going on.

  Thanks for listening and I'd love to hear from anyone who has been or may still be in the same situation we are with trying to conceive. Any advice or recommendations are much appreciated.