Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Happy 30th Birthday to me today!

Thank Goodness for Friends

Well, nothing like having a big hole in your house. Jeff and Brandon worked this weekend on our house. We took out a window and added a door to the backyard. I don't know what we would have done without Brandon's help. Of course, I went to Ashmore acres to swim with Micah and Kooper. I figured the best help a wife could give would be to stay out of the way. ha ha I'm so thankful we have such wonderful friends.

Monday, July 21, 2008

The Money Pit

We are remodeling our house built in 1948. We have completed the two spare bedrooms over the last year. We are currently working on the master bedroom. The pictures above are the before pictures of the room. We did a little demo before I took the pictures. Typically we work on the house on the weekends.


You know as a little girl all you dream of is being a mommy. While the little boys are playing with cars, we are already playing mother to our dolls as soon as we can say baby! Jeff and I started trying to get pregnant as soon as we said "I do." I had my whole life mapped out and assumed I would get pregnant the first month of trying (I mean realistic right!). Well, we are going on month number 8. And everyone who knows me, would agree patience isn't one of my virtues. I visited my OB/GYN a couple of months ago and began fertility testing. Jeff was the first to be tested. I have to admit I took some small satisfaction in knowing he finally had to be poked and prodded as us ladies do every year. Fortunately, his results came back normal. I had a HSG (checks to make sure my fallopian tubes weren't blocked) and it was normal. So they tested my progesterone and it seems I don't ovulate on my own. I began my first round of Clomid last month. I had heard so many horrors stories of the med's side effects. I was very nervous. But, it effected me differently and made me a crying mess with hot flashes. I mean sexy right! Well, the clomid worked and I ovulated last month, but didn't conceive. I'm on month 2 of Clomid and am experiencing the "irritable moods." I love how they call it "irritable moods." I mean if you call acting like a complete psycho an irritable mood. You know the slogan 0-3 seconds to b****. I need a shirt saying no seconds needed to be a b**** on Clomid. Everyday as an infertility couple means you're peeing on a stick, having sonograms, charting your lovemaking or having blood drawn. I love how everyone says to relax. But, hopefully our prayers will be answered soon and we will be blessed with a baby. I have to constantly remind myself my life is not on my life plan, but on God's life plan for me. Thank you family/friends for your support and prayers!