Wednesday, April 28, 2010

I stayed home from work today because I cannot stop coughing, sneezing, and have no voice. I have been on the couch since 7am attempting to get a doctor appointment...epic fail! I thought that getting some sleep and loading up on meds would make my temporary health condition improve...I was wrong. I have not slept...nor have the meds helped. The landscapers are finally installing the sprinkler system and the sod, but my dogs are not happy about the strangers in our yard. So, they have been barking and growling non stop since 7am....not exactly the recovery I had in mind. Day 1 of Landscaping
Installing the sprinklers!

On the bright side, I've caught up on all of my recorded shows. I was so behind that I had to watch two episodes of Army Wives, two Dancing with the Stars, 5 Ellen Degeneres, 4 Oprah, 2 Police Women of Maricopa Country, and 1 Dr. Phil. Can you tell I like reality and talk shows? ha! Ever since I started working I don't get home until after 530pm, make dinner, eat dinner around 7pm, catch up on my favorite blogs, then head off to dreamland around 9pm. So needless to say, my dvr has been extremely full lately. It feels good to have it empty and ready to fill up for next time.

There are only 35 working days left until SUMMER BREAK! I am so excited to have the summer off, still get paid, and enjoy some intimate time with the treadmill. I need to lose about 10-15 pounds by August. I've done it before and I'll do it again! The doctors say that if I can lose 10% of my weight then my chances of fertility will increase dramatically. So, what better inspiration than that? We all know that I have no problem getting pregnant, but staying that way is another story. So my summer plan is to get in the best shape I can to prepare for a successful pregnancy.

I've been reading some very inspirational blogs lately written by women struggling with infertility. These women give me hope! My favorite story is Adrienne. I found her blog over a year ago from Angie Smith's blog list. Adrienne has a great story. She has been pregnant 7 times and never gave birth to a biological child. But, she never gave up hope. She continued to believe that God was in control and He would provide. Adrienne and her husband adopted a beautiful little boy from Russia a few years ago and then a little girl from Korea. In between their two adoptions, a baby boy was born and they were told he would be their child. The adoption did not happen, but less than a year later the little boy has joined their family...and the even best news of all today she wrote that she is 17 weeks pregnant! I find her story so inspirational. I think I feel so drawn to her because she has experienced so much loss and grief and continues to be blessed. We also have a few diagnostic things in common as well as treatment plans. The very same medications that she has been taking during this pregnancy are the ones projected to allow me to carry a pregnancy past 12 weeks. Her family is a testimony to what God can do in your life.

I'm so thankful for the blog world. People can share their stories of hope and faith. I find it so motivational.

If you want to read all of Adrienne's story...go here!


Anonymous said...

I'm sorry that you aren't feeling well. I hope you can get in to see a doctor soon! And what a great story! thanks for sharing.

beachbum said...

Hope you feel better... and great plans for the summer. I will most def. keep you in my prayers.

I wish we were closer so we could workout together.

Southern Belle said...

Hey girl, hope you're feeling better! Hooray for the school year winding down :) The church in my wedding pictures is my dad's church in Raleigh, NC. It is absolutely beautiful :) I had no idea you were from SC! A southern belle at heart too, huh? :)
~ Bethany

amy (metz) walker said...

I hope you feel better soon...I love that story about Adrienne, too. What an amazing journey...

I never got by to thank you for your sweet comment on our blog when we lost Cooper a few weeks ago. It really meant alot to thank you!

Melanie said...

I am a little late on commenting on this but I just wanted to say I am so excited for the day that you tell me you are pregnant. I know you will have beautiful children with Jeff. Miss you.