Sunday, May 10, 2015

Trials in our lives and Infertility

As some of you know we have been trying for a year and a half to get pregnant.  Unfortunately, we have had no luck.  I was hoping that after my surgery in November to remove a cyst and polyp it would be an instant fix but I was wrong. It has been a hard trial to go through but I know in the end we will be stronger and it will be all worth it. We decided after a few months after the surgery and trying again to go visit a fertility clinic.  Luckily, there is one pretty close to us so we went and saw them and found out we have unexplained infertility.  We are both healthy and doing well.  It was a neat experience to hear all the ways that doctors can help people out with infertility.  After twelve vials of blood and almost fainting we were able to be given the all clear to start a treatment the following months called IUI, which is basically insemination with added hormones to help make things move along. 

After a cycle and getting blood work and an ultrasound we had to put a hold on the IUI.  During the ultrasound they found another cyst on my left ovary that the fertility doctor was a little concerned about. She referred me to a pelvic specialist and OBGYN that does these things. We set up an appointment in April and he was a little concerned to but wanted to wait three weeks for another ultrasound to see if it changed in anyway.  So May 8th I went in for an ultrasound and unfortunately the cyst is still there and has grown a little.  I also have had pain off and on and at times it is very painful.  So, we are headed back to the doctor on May 18th to decide if surgery is needed and if so we head back to the hospital on May 27th.  Hopefully, this is the last surgery and will be the end of it. 

It has been a struggle not having children of my own but I was reminded by kind friends that I have been blessed to be a mothering type to the sweet toddlers I teach daily. Also, that my time will come and it is all in the Lord's hand and he is mindful of us and loves us.  

Today on Mothers Day I was reminded by a beautiful talk that we are all mothers and can be examples to others. Mothers are not perfect but they are the closest thing to godliness. It was a beautiful reminder. To all my friends that are struggling I pray for you and know your pain.  We will all be parents one day and it will be a beautiful day.  It has been a hard trial that is still going on but I know one day it will all be worth it.

 I want to thank all my wonderful examples of Mothers in my life and all those that have helped raise me.  I have had many friends moms be there for me and help me as I was growing up.  Also so blessed to have a birth mom and my mom Geri.  She is a great person inside and out and I am so blessed she adopted me and took me in as her own. Thank you for all you have taught me and all you will continue to teach me.

Moving next door

On March 27th we moved to the apartment next door, literally next door. We moved because it has two bedrooms and gave us more room to move around and grow into one day.  Not that moving is ever easy but this is probably going to be our easiest move. Jason and I packed up some things but we spent most of Friday walking things over. We got the keys and checked out the apartment and moved things over. It was alot of walking but we were mostly done with the lighter things by noon.  Our ward from church was very nice and helped us clean the old apartment and that was a big help.  Luckily our cable guy was able to come and get us all set up since the NCCA tournament was going on and as you all know we love sports.

Friday evening Jasons mom Ann came and stayed the night in our new place and helped us settle in. Saturday morning we had a friend come over and helped us move heavy things.  Our couches were being a little difficult and it took 40 minutes to get them in the door. Our apartment has a L shaped angle as you come in so that was causing issues. As we put the couch in we hit the hallway light off the nails so that was exciting. After we got in the big things Jason's aunt and uncle helped us put up curtain rods and other things up.

It is so nice to have a bigger apartment and hopefully we can grow into it soon. We have loved having this new place and feel blessed to have it.  For those that send us things our address is the same just the apartment number is now Apt E instead of F.