Thursday, April 2, 2009

Back to a normal life

I'm just posting because, frankly, I haven't posted in awhile and I kind of miss it. Things have been going really well lately. I am done with good old aunt flo for the month, and am feeling energetic and hopeful for the future.

Last Saturday Bobby decided I needed a little post IVF pampering, so he took me out to dinner and then home, where he arranged for Connor to go to Grandma's, he poured me a lovely glass of wine, and ran me a wonderful bath filled with rose petals, surrounded by roses and candles, and then he left me alone to soak in silence...ahhhhhhh! To quote the commercial, "the hubs....he's good". I was thrilled and ohhh so relaxed afterwards. I could get used to this kind of pampering :-)

My appointment with the Doc is in 2 weeks. Yay! I have a ton of questions, some of them supplied by you wonderful people - so thanks for those. They mostly include asking about assisted hatching, my uterine lining and other such wonderful topics. I feel like I am armed with great information to ask the doc, and hope that he can supply equally great answers.

But the other fabulous thing is our name has already been passed along to 2 pregnant people thinking about adoption...they are both long shots and I don't really expect either to work out - but the amazing thing is that I have such wonderful people in my life. When I said please put the word out, I was pleasantly surprised and touched at how soon people started "looking" for a possible addition to our family. It makes my heart swell to know that we are surrounded by so much love and I hope you all will continue to think of us if you hear of someone that wants to pursue an adoption plan.

That's about all that's been happening on the home front - I can say that through all this crazy IVF hullabaloo we managed to potty train Connor (with the exception of overnight) and transition him into a big boy bed. I feel proud of these accomplishments considering we were both working full time, and dealing with all this infertility stuff.

Oh, and I forgot to mention...I told you before that we were thinking about doing the June series, and we still are as of now. However, my job situation is iffy...if any of you have heard, WSU is taking a 29% cut and will be laying of at least 500 people - Yikes. This is good and bad. The good is: because of my position they have to give me 6 months notice or pay me 6 months severance - this means I might just decide to stay home full time (if we can get health insurance through our Construction company). The bad news is we might not be able to get health insurance very cheaply, plus the loss of income might interfere with future family plans. And the Iffy news is: we won't find out if I still have my job until sometime between June 1 and July 1. Which coincidentally falls right in the middle of the June IVF series. See my dilemma? I wonder if I want to add that stress? I guess we'll have to see what the doc says and then see what things look like at WSU in a month or so.

Ok, I always say I won't blog until my appointment, but let's be honest....I can't stay away. So I'll probably blog again soon.


ReeseLevi said...

Jennifer - you are so amazing; thank you for sharing your story and thoughts with all of us. My thoughts and prayers are with you in all that you have going on. Congratulations on Connor's potty training! We are working on that with 3 1/2 year old Levi and it's not going very well... you have much to be proud of and I look forward to continuing to follow your journey. ITB, Shannon

Emily said...

What a sweet hubby you have there! I love the description in your profile - "somewhat outgoing" - that made me smile. I would use that to describe myself, IF has made me a little less so...

Congrats on the potty training - you rock Mama!

I look forward to reading...

Loraena said...

Hi Jennifer - so happy to have "met" you. =) I'm glad you found my blog and that it has been encouraging. Your story seems so interesting and similar to mine in some ways...I look forward to following your story. I have been thinking about looking into fertility treatments (since I have never done it and we're thinking about #2, also).