Monday, February 8, 2010

Peace

I scheduled our IVF Nurse Consultation Appointment for a week from today (Monday). It worked out perfectly because DH actually has the day off for President's Day!

I am so excited and have experienced so much peace about the decision. Thank you all for your excitement and encouragement in my last post - I felt like you were celebrating with me. I can't stop thanking God for bringing us to a decision relatively quickly. January felt loooong and hard, but in the big picture it was only a month of waiting and praying for guidance. DH & I were laughing yesterday that DH had prayed a week ago Sunday that we would have clarity by the next Sunday (which was yesterday), and at the time I thought DH was crazy for even thinking we could have a decision made by then. Ha! God heard our prayers and answered, and for that we are very thankful.

Yesterday I said the words, "We're doing IVF" to somebody other than DH for the first time. It was rather surreal.

I'm guessing I'll start a new cycle at the end of this month, which is when I will then start birth control pills. Maybe the actual ER/ ET will be in early April?! I hope I'll get more info and a general timeline at our appointment next week.

24 comments:

Jennifer said...

So glad you have peace about your decision. Will pray for success!!

Dea.nna said...

I am so happy for your peace! I'm also so excited for your IVF. I'll be keeping you in my prayers. Your commitment to seeking GOD'S answer for your IVF is very inspiring to me. I'm going to be spending some serious time with Him as we see IVF getting closer and closer. Can't wait to hear about your appointment next week.

AplusB said...

So happy you're moving forward with IVF - I can't wait to hear how the consult goes!

Leslie said...

I am so glad that things are falling into place for you! GL with the consultation! If this cycle does not work out for me, I could be joining you in Mar/Apr timeframe.

Shanny said...

You are in my prayers! This will work for you guys, I know it =)

Rach said...

Congrats! Can't wait to follow the journey with you!!

sara said...

Wahoo! Praise the Lord for clarity and peace!! I am so happy:) I will keep praying for you and the DH as you embark on this "new" journey...yes!!

Melis.sa said...

This is so exciting!!!

Melissa said...

Exciting! I left a comment in your last posting and forgot to tell you my husband also had a Varicocelectomy
...2 of them. Neither improved anything much but like I said, IVF/ICSI worked. Good luck and I will be following your journey!!

The Swann's said...

SOOOO doing a little jig for you!!!!! :-)

Betty Rubble said...

HOW EXCITING!!!

Good luck to you!!

A said...

Praise God for peace and clarity on your decision!!!

Leah said...

I'm so happy you are at peace with your decision. I hope your first IVF consultation goes well. :-D

Hannah said...

So glad for you! Hugs!

andreajennine said...

So exciting!

kdactyl said...

Oh Hillary....I'm so glad you have come to your decision. And you did the right thing by really taking the time (although it was really hard) to ensure you will go forward with Peace. God knows your heart and knows that you would not mess with his miracles carelessly. I feel so hopeful for you. We were a sad case (me 40, very bad male factor) and we had success on the 2nd try and there were none left to freeze. Personally, I am okay with that....but I totally understand your concerns.

However, I begin my meds for our Frozen Embryo Transfer this week. We are blessed that another couple donated their extra embryos for adoption instead of destroying them. I feel priveledged to give another of God's miracles the chance at life in mid march! I will be praying for both you and me over these coming weeks.

Cyber hugs to you. Enjoy this peaceful time before the cycle starts.

karaleen

gringa78 said...

I am so, so happy for you that you came to this decision. I just know IVF will be the answer for you...it's an amazing opportunity to full of possibility. It made MY dreams come true, and I know it will for you too.

Mrs. Hammer said...

I'm so happy that you have peace and clarity for your next steps. Now I'll just be praying for a (+)!

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Andrea said...

Wonderful...you are at peace and were able to make a decision. I'm so happy for the JOY that you are feeling right now. Sending you lotts of prayers for success!

HUGS

Basic Girl said...

So exciting, best of luck as you move forward!!!

Anonymous said...

YAY!!!

I think I'm starting the BCPs end of Feb...so maybe we'll be on the same schedule!!!

-21reena

addingtothepack said...

I am so excited for you to have found the right path for your family! I hope that the days until the next cycle pass quickly because I can only imagine how eager you are to get started now that you have come to a decision.

Mrs. Hoppy said...

I'm so glad you are at peace with your decision. I'm excited for you and your DH and hope the time until April goes quickly!