Hubs with his two brothers; Chuck and Kirk.
Friday, July 31, 2009
Hubs with his two brothers; Chuck and Kirk.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
This is our RE in Charlotte.
Hubs and I have both been twice. One each for individual tests and labs and then we went together on June 15th to discuss those test and lab results. Our RE told us at this appointment that IVF was our only option for getting pregnant. Now of course he said that it could happen on it's own; but our chances of conceiving naturally are very slim. He also wants to see the films from my HSG back in August 2008 because he thinks that I have a abnormal shaped uterus and that before we would do IVF I would need to have surgery to correct it. He said that this abnormal shape would not keep me from getting pregnant through IVF or naturally but if the embryo implanted in certain areas it would eventually run out of room to grow and miscarry. Everything was perfect with Hub's lab work except that his testerone was slightly low so our RE put him on some medication for that. He said it didn't really effect TTC either but the medicine would make Hubs feel better. (Once he said that body builders use it illegally to build muscle mass, Hubs was all for it). It comes in this cute little package that looks exactly like birth control pills. (Its even pink!).
So, now that you know whats going on I'm sure that you want to know what our plans are. Right now, NOTHING! We are waiting on the dr.'s to look at my HSG films and I will go ahead and have that surgery if it is needed and then we are going to keep trying naturally for awhile. IVF is super expensive as I'm sure most of you know and we just keep thinking that we are still so young. I'm sure that it will be something that we look at closer in the future, possibly even the near future, but right now it's just not what we want to do. We are also thinking about adoption. We haven't really discussed that option much but it is something that I am becoming more and more interested in.
Please continue to keep us in your prayers. We would love to have children and are praying that God will bless us with them in His time. We are really at peace with this now which is a blessing in itself. This time last year this news would have devastated me. In the year that I have been blogging I have seen God work so many miracles in women's lives and I know that my miracle will come whether its through a pregnancy or adoption or whatever His will may be.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
The bride and groom dancing.
We only got to stay at the reception long enough to see the ritual dances (first dance, mother/groom, father/bride). We had to leave so that we could make it to a graduation party for one of my long time friends who also happens to be my teacher assistant. Before we could go to the party we had to stop and change clothes.
A closeup up of Hubs and I before heading to the graduation party.
My friend Lindsey and I at the graduation party.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Open your FIRST photo folder.
Now find the TENTH picture.
Post that picture on your blog and then tell us the story of the picture!
The tag FIVE friends and have them do the same!
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Much to disappointment I gained .4 lbs this week. I did really well with working out and even did great watching my points at the first of the week. Then we had dinner with my brother and his wife and a party this weekend so it all went down hill very fast. This week I plan on writing down everything that I eat each day. Maybe keeping a journal of my food intake will help me think twice before I put something in my mouth.
This weekend was very low key which was just what I needed. Friday we went to Wild Wok for dinner and then to the $2 theater to see Ghosts of Girlfriends Past with my brother and sister-in-law. I had already seen the movie but what girl in her right mind would miss a chance to look at Matthew McConaughey.
Saturday we spent the day relaxing at home and then went to a neighbors for a cookout. It ended up being a really late night and we slept till 11:00 Sunday morning. Once we finally made it out of bed we spent the rest of the day laying out at the pool and then having dinner at my parents house.
Next weekend will be slam packed again so it was so nice to not have a full plate this weekend.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
And my new personal favorite. Arnold's Sandwich Thins. These are great for sandwich's and last week Hubs and I used them as hamburger buns and they were perfect. Plus on WW they are only 1 pt for the entire thing.
Have you tried anything recently that you loved?
Thursday, July 16, 2009
December 2009... my biggest EVER! 217 lbs!
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Now onto WEEKEND REVIEW:
Friday night we met my parents and Jeff and Kirs and went to eat fish. When I walked in my parents house my mom started laughing and asked me what I was wearing. We both had on blue jean Capri's and white tops. We laughed and I told her I hope she wasn't wearing her gold sandals like the ones that I was wearing. 5 minutes later Jeff and Kirs walk in and mom and I burst out laughing. See picture below to find out why:
Saturday afternoon we had a wedding for one of our friends. Josh and I were really good friends
in high school and he played the piano at our wedding. He is super talented. He played God Bless the Broken Road during the ceremony for his new bride. It was so sweet.
Hubs and I at the wedding reception.
My friend Megan and I. We also went to high school together and now work at our Alma mater together. Megan is a history teacher.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
The 4 of us after dinner.