Tuesday, August 30, 2011

With every season

It's been a hot and busy summer. August is coming to an end. The daylight is getting shorter. The mornings and evenings are full of cool, crisp, freshness....my favourite. I can feel the anxiety of all the back to schoolers and smell the excitement of all the parents who have back to schoolers.

I love fall. And similar to the start of a new year, it reminds me to turn over a new leaf (teehee, I couldn't help that). The final four months of the year are truly about giving thanks. Being grateful. And giving love. In any way and every way to all. It reminds the people who forget to be this way. And fulfils the ones who truly are this way. At least thats how I see it.

But with every season change I am reminded of how fast time goes by. Playing the "this time next year game" isn't as fun as it used to be. So, it only makes sense that I have been making a genuine effort to live in the present. Trying to appreciate and be thankful for all that is... right now...in this moment. This is not an easy task, but one that I have been fortunate to have guidance and direction with from an amazing woman whom I admire and adore.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Welcome to my world

I found a fabulous article via this blog I follow.

The article is titled .... Infertility: I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me.

The writer so perfectly describes the cruel world of infertility and all it's ugliness.

His story has a happy ending. As I imagine ours will too. Right?

Please. Please. Please. Read it. Pass it on.

And welcome to my world.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

IVF info session

Last night we went to our IVF info session. There were so many couples. And for the first time, we were in a room full of people who all felt the exact same as we did. Anxiety. Excitement. Fear. Hope. I took comfort in that.

The session lasted about 2 hours. It was information overload and we were exhausted by the time we got home. It brought up more scenarios for My Love and I to discuss on the drive home...again. Do we freeze eggs? Do we do ICSI? Do we need assisted hatching? Of course, all this was so new and so much to take in.

The stats were clear...confirming I am no Spring chicken...which isn't a surprise with a question like do we need assisted hatching? However, better than originally thought!

Also confirming that endometriosis sucks! Bringing the odds down a bit. However, if timed immediately after surgery that will make all the difference!

We have a direction. We have a goal. We have a timeline. We have a plan A. We have a plan B.

Most importantly....we will always have each other.

Monday, August 8, 2011

What a success

Just a brief post on our great garage sale success....

drum roll please...


Can you even believe it!! I know!!

Of course, we will put in the difference to make it an even $1000 deposit to commence the IVF fund.
What a fabulous way to start us on our journey.

I am all garage saled out. The 3 sales we held were A LOT of work. But worth every minute. Our friends and family are amazing.

We are truly blessed.

Thank you everyone for believing in our cause.