Birthday!

Monday I will be 27! Yikes time really does fly, while my age is considered young in the infertile world I feel like I’m an old soul.  Between working full time and being a mom and a wife I find I’m torn in a million different directions.  When I leave for work in the morning I see the stay at home moms putting their older kids on the school bus then taking a walk around the lake with their younger kids and I can’t help but to feel a little jealous.  I know the grass isn’t always greener on the other side but goodness I could use that walk to loose some weight and how great would it be to actually cook my meals instead of hitting the Chick-Fil-A drive thru for lunch every day?  But I digress – today is a wonderful day and I am blessed to be here to see another year, blessed to have found a husband that loves me no matter what through all my crazy antics and trust me he has gone along with some of my crazy shenanigans! Blessed to have a wonderful little girl whom at one point I never thought I would ever have.  It’s the moments like this in the secondary infertility world that make me feel selfish – at least I have one – I hear this SO much and trust me I feel incredibly blessed to have her, I just want more! 🙂

Kaylee started a Junior-K program this year to prepare her for Kindergarten next year.  If they choose not to sleep we are allowed to send in a “quiet bag” for them to color while they rest for 30min – 1 hour, this is a little something I whipped up with scrap fabric!

I used the following tutorial: Super Easy Library Bag Tutorial

These are some bags I made using the tutorial for Kaylee’s preschool friends:

Since this is the last cycle before my surgery I decided to use OPK’s and pray for the best!  I guess in my mind it’s a last ditch effort to avoid surgery!  I like to use Wondfo Sticks in conjunction with Clearblue Advanced Digital sticks they really compliment each other well.  Along with this we use PreSeed Lubricant.  I’ve been considering asking the surgeon this there is anything he can do to help with my anteverted uterus and if that could help but I’ve watched the YouTube videos and I’m not sure I want a mesh sewed into me, something about having a foreign object in my body doesn’t sit well.

CD 8:   This is not a peak day the Clearblue is flashing and the Wondo is not positive, gotta love 26 day cycles.  I should peak within the next 3-4 days.img_5131

This weekend also begins a six-week bible study, we will be going through In the Wait!  I’m super excited about this because infertility or not we all go through seasons of waiting and waiting is not something any of us does well!  It also is coming at such a great time with my surgery being around the corner!

Check it out:  In the Wait

I will leave you all with this that was shared with me from a friend!

 

 

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God is beyond good!

I wanted to start back into blogging and when I seen Chelsea’s post about the upcoming TTC Mug Exchange it prompted me to sign back in and again typing!

2016 TTC Mug Exchange

It’s been awhile since I’ve been on here and let me say I am still NOT pregnant, but that’s ok.  One thing I can say about my journey is it has brought me back to God and so much closer to him and for that I am super grateful.

I went through all infertility testing in February/March of this year, the only things that were off was I had a slightly elevated egg count and slightly elevated estrogen.  I also had an MRI to try to conclude more if the 4cm cyst inside my left ovary was indeed an endometrioma, which it was.  After 2 years of putting off surgery I will be getting laparoscopic surgery on September 28th to remove the cysts on my ovaries and the 4cm endometrioma inside my left ovary.  I am beyond scared as I have never had surgery before but I know the recovery is much better with this type of surgery so I’m trying not to think about it too much.  After surgery I want to start acupuncture and a better diet in hopes of achieving pregnancy.

We just got back from our yearly trip to Topsail Island in North Carolina, I swear I want to live there someday!  We had a great time enjoying the island and I even sneaked in some knitting 🙂

This is the Madelinetosh Honeycowl!  This was a quick and fun infinity scarf!

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