Thursday, June 27, 2013

Quote of the Day

[The void] It's that place in our lives where what we've been hanging onto . . . clinging to for dear life . . . is stripped away. It's that place in us where we let go of what we know, what we think we know, and what we want and surrender to the unknown. It is the place of saying and meaning, 'I don't know.' It means standing there with our hands empty for a while, sometimes watching everything we wanted disappear; our self image, our definition of who we thought we should be, the clones we've created of ourselves, the people we thought we had to have, the things we thought were so important to collect and surround ourselves with, the job we were certain was ours, the place we thought we'd live in all our lives. . . Surrender control to the supreme wisdom and authority of God and to the Divine in your soul. Step into the void with courage. Learn to say, I don't know. That's not blind faith. It's pure faith that will allow God and your spirit to lead you wherever your soul wants and needs to go.

Melody Beattie, "Finding Your Way Home"

Monday, June 24, 2013

On to the next adventure!

     Well hello's been quite a bit hasn't it?  Well that's for good reason, there was NOTHING going on.  As you know, if you have followed this journey of mine, you'll remember that my second round of IVF was put on hiatus until my body healed from Ovarian Hyper Stimulation Syndrome.  I'm overjoyed to share with you that my body is back to normal, I have had a natural menstrual cycle, and I'm ready to start our Frozen Embryo Transfer cycle! 

     Things are different this time around.  This is my first FET cycle, so there are few new aspects to what occurs within a cycle compared to a fresh IVF cycle, and I will get into all that when they occur.  The good news is that it is a lot less to do, in terms of injections.  To compare, in the fresh IVF cycle you have to stimulate your body to make eggs.  Since my eggs were already taken out, fertilized, and frozen, we don't have to that this cycle.  So right now, instead of "stimulating" we are "supressing" my ovaries from making eggs.  Currently I've begun Lupron injections again.  If you are wondering what Lupron is, it's a medication that acts by supressing the pituitary gland (which is the gland responsible for triggering ovulation).

     I have my first doctors appointment for the FET cycle in a few days.  This is a routine visit where they do an internal ultrasound to check things out, make sure there are no cysts and your ovaries and uterus look normal.  They also will take blood to check my estrodial levels. 

     I'm praying that everything goes smoothly (and in my head that means no set backs or hiccups along the way).  Though, if there is one thing I have gotten good at during this journey, its waiting!  Thanks for thinking of me and your continued support! xxoo

Friday, June 7, 2013

Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day
June 7, 2013
"All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today." - Pope Paul VI 


Thursday, June 6, 2013

Quote of the Day

June 6, 2013

“Happiness is not a feeling, it is a choice. To be happy, one must choose to be happy, not respond to a circumstance that now controls your happiness.”

― Joyce Meyer