Friday, March 13, 2009

Finally an update!

It's been a long time, I know! I guess I just didn't feel like there was anything worthy of blogging about. We have just been going about our lives with work, school, the nursery...oh, and the other nursery. We were called to be nursery leaders in the ward, so with that and the crisis nursery where we work we get plenty of time with kids.

Ben's brother, Archie, moved in with us. Yes, he has the same name as our dog....let's just say that's gotten a little confusing at times. For example, one night last week I was taking Archie the dog outside at 4AM. On the way back into the house, the dog decided to go into Archie the brother in laws bedroom. Well, I immediately thought "I can't yell at him....Archie, Archie...cause that would wake the human Archie up" So, i was out in the hallway in the middle of the night, yelling softly " here". Lets just say Archie the human wasn't very pleased being woken up in the middle of the night to that. But, other than the confusion with the dog, we have enjoyed having Archie living with us.

Two days ago, March 11th, we celebrated our 3 year anniversary. Ben brought me flowers to work, I decorated his office, and we went out to dinner. We had a good day. I am so lucky to have him, and I think he's pretty lucky to have me. Really though, it has been a great 3 years and in so many ways it has flown by. I am looking forward to all the time I get to spend with him. He truly is my very best friend.

There is one big thing that has just come about in the past few weeks. We are starting IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) in just one week. I had a follow up appointment for my surgery a little over a month ago and everything is looking good and healthy (that's a first) so the doctor really felt like we should move forward with fertility treatments right away. I immediately made an appointment for the consultation, which took place last Thursday. We went over the whole process, my situation, had an exam, met with the nurses, signed a bunch of consent forms and decided that we could start our IVF cycle as soon as March 22nd. At the time of the appointment that scared me. I felt like I needed more time to prepare, but then i realized I have been preparing for this for 3 years. What else do I need to do? This is our chance, so we are jumpin on it. We just don't know how long my body will cooperate and feel like this is the best time and opportunity to move forward. It is a scary process for many reasons. It is a LOT of money, it is a lot of medications and shots and side effects, a lot of doctors appointments, a lot of hope, and it kind of feels like the final thing we can do. I know that what the Lord wants to happen will happen, but I just hope that entails us getting pregnant the first time and moving forward and having a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. Ha, not that I would tell the Lord what to do or anything. Anyway, we are extremely excited and anxious to start the process. If there is anyone out there who has been through it, please comment and tell me anything you think I need to know.

We appreciate all the love and support we have received and continue to receive from our family and friends. We know that we have had many prayers said for us, and hope that will continue. We love you all!