Thursday, July 17, 2008

A trend on TLC's Baby shows

So the past two days I've not been feeling the greatest. I have been watching a lot of TV and not just my soap operas that I've gotten back into since being unemployed. Yesterday I found myself watching "Bringing Home Baby", the show on TLC. The couple they were following had TTC for years and after 6 failed artificial inseminations and 4 IVF cycles, they became pregnant. I cried as I watched the show because I know what it is like to want something as much as they wanted their daughter!

THEN today I was watching "A Baby Story" and the couple was pregnant with twins....they already had a 5 year old and 2 year old. As the show progressed the mom starts talking about how she has PCOS and the only way she has ever been able to get pregnant was by taking Clomid....that is how all of the children were conceived. She said that her doc always warned her there was a chance for twins but she never let it worry her. Then with the last pregnancy she conceived twins. They ended up being a boy and girl. Of course I cried during this one too.

After that show went off, "Bringing Home Baby" came on. I ended up watching both shows because they both followed couples dealing with infertility! Go figure! The first couple had a set of twins that were conceived through IVF, but were surprised when the wife got pregnant with no medical assistance with the new baby. That was a wonderful and encouraging story to hear. The second couple has also dealt with years of infertility and then finally conceived through IVF. They brought home beautiful baby girls. I really bawled my eyes out during this one because the wife got emotional talking about how everyone had waited so long for the girls.

I so want to be one of these couples!!!! I pray for the day that my time arrives. Seeing these stories though, especially the one with the lady who has PCOS, truly gives me hope and keeps me looking to the end of this journey. Although, this journey will never really end, because infertility will always be a part of me!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Another sign in front of a random church

Every once in a while I pass a church that has a sign out front that says something very profound. It is amazing how sometimes what is said is so fitting for the mood I'm in or my situation at the time. Today's sign said, "Patience is Trusting in God's Timing". WOW! I read this coming out of a job interview. This job has sounded very promising when I read the add for it, but once I found out what the job was, well, not so much what it is but the hours, I knew I couldn't take it if I were offered it. It is working with young girls with self injurious behaviors, in a transitional group home. After this placement they will go into a foster home. The job would be a wonderful opportunity to work with a group that I haven't worked with in the past, but the hours would keep me from having any time with my DH! We are just getting back to where we need to be in our relationship, so I don't want to jeopardize that. So I will take the words posted on that church sign today and "TRUST IN GOD'S TIMING" not only in the area of a job, but in going back to school and TTCing. It is amazing how one simple sentence can help you face another day with peace and patience!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

93 degrees is not always the same!

My hubby and I just got home from our vacation in North Dakota with his family. While we were there we experienced some warm days and some cool days......waking up to 50 degree weather and at the most getting up to 93 degrees with most days being in the mid 80's. One day the temp was 93 degrees and the following day the high was 73, it was just WONDERFUL!

In North Dakota, 93 degrees is nothing like what that would feel like here at home in Alabama. I was born and raised in south Alabama, so I should be used to the heat and humidity. Well, I'm here to tell you....after two weeks of literally NO HUMIDITY.....there is not and will never be anything like Alabama in the summer. The 93 degrees we felt in North Dakota was BEAUTIFUL! It was a gorgeous day with a breeze blowing and although the temp was 93, you didn't sweat, AT ALL!!! The day after we came home to Alabama, it was 93 was HUMID, HOT and I WAS SWEATY!!! I want the North Dakota weather back!