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! http://www.our-journey-to-parenthood.blogspot.com/