Tuesday, January 02, 2007

In case you haven't noticed ... It's a NEW YEAR!

I hate setting New Year resolutions. I never seem to live up to my goals, and then ... I feel terrible about it. Sort of like a failure... but I do have some personal goals that I have set, as well as some exciting things going on in our life right now ...

1) I WILL continue with a weekly menu plan. It helps keep me organized, on track, and considerably simplifies my life, as well as saves me a fortune in dining out.

2) I WILL get closer to the Lord, and I WILL spend more time in the Word and in prayer. The jury is still out on a daily devotion, but I have several options I'm weighing out, and will make a decision by this weekend.

3) I WILL begin cooking more easy, fresh, and rather gourmet and healthy meals, like homemade ragues, and various other Italian dishes, as well as some favorite Mexican dishes. This WILL include frequent use of my new and very "sexy" red Le Creuset Round Dutch Oven!

4) I WILL continue plugging away at writing my book. I won't reveal what type of book I'm working on, but slowly, and surely... it will happen one day!

5) In just 7 short days from now, I WILL have a frozen embryo transfer (2 embryos). It will be my third, and very likely final, InVitro procedure. Right now, I am taking shots of Delestrogen in oil, and my reproductive endocronologist is monitoring the follicular development in my ovaries and the thickness of my uterine lining. The night before the transfer, I will begin taking shots for Progesteron in oil. Our transfer is tentatively scheduled for Jan 9, and the frozen embryos will be thawed on the 8th... Any and all prayers are, and will be, welcomed!

Speaking of the transfer, we won't find out if we're pregnant until the END of January. We will share the news of a positive or negative pregnancy test with our family first, and then ... I will pass the news on to you.

I will say this ... my Mom told me God impressed on her heart that we would have twins. Lauren, on the other hand, thinks we will have triplets (yikes!). I honestly do not know what God's plan for our lives is, but if his will is to get pregnant with this last cycle, then we will. I have no worries on my shoulders at this time.

Many people have asked me what I would do if we DON'T get pregnant with this final round of IVF... Honestly, both my husband and I couldn't be happier than we are right now with the plan that God has for our family. While I always dreamed of having a large family, if we don't get pregnant with this cycle, we won't be pursuing further fertility treatment. Yes, I'll be saddened, because two more of our babies will be waiting for me in heaven, but God has blessed us so much with the gift he gave us in our son, and we are quite satisfied, thankful, and content...

So ... anything exciting going on in YOUR life?

14 comments:

Ami said...

Wow, it's a big month for you! I always felt like I would have twins, and then I found out I was infertile. For many reasons, we decided to adopt instead of seeking fertility treatments. Lo and behold, we have three boys, 2 of which are only 26 days apart...virtually twins! God's plans are always better than our own, so hang in there, and wait on Him.

rocks in my dryer said...

Wow, nothing that exciting around here! GiBee, I am so hopeful for you. Thank you for sharing your journey with us.

Seven days...I have it on my calendar and will join you in prayer...

Anonymous said...

oh how exciting, expecially those 18 gauge needles :-)....know all about those! Twins - you will have your hands full of blessings! I know from experience!
Triplets...you have to check with Jenmom over at Lots of Scotts...!
Wow what exciting adventure this month! Will be praying for you on the 9th!
I have 4 frozen and may do the same this or next month sometime!
Blessings!!!!!

BooMama said...

I have total Dutch oven envy. Seriously. I think I'm drooling.

And I actually thought about you today when I was walking...wondering if you had been through the IVF yet. You will definitely be in my prayers!

org junkie said...

I'll definitely be praying for you Gibee. You have an amazing attitude.
God Bless,
Laura

Anonymous said...

I will not covet Gibee's dutch oven, I will not covet Gibee's dutch oven. Repeat twice as needed throughout the day.

How exciting, seven more days. Will be praying for you, Gibee.

momrn2 said...

Friend...You can know I am and will be praying!!!

theresa said...

Wow Gibee...I think I've been living under a rock! I will definitely be praying for you.

I'm with Lauren I hoping for triplets! They run in my family but no one recently has repeated the cycle.

Lauren said...

And if I'm right I'll just have to move next door to you and help you with those little bundles of joy! As long as one of them is named Lauren of course. :)

Love you Gibee and I'll be praying with you.

Heather said...

God bless you in this endeavor. I pray it will work and you will be blessed with another little one.

kpjara said...

Prayers for you my friend.

Anonymous said...

Hi Gibee - I will be praying for you! Take Care, margaret

Peach said...

You'll have my prayers, too, sweetie! Thanks for asking for prayers and for sharing this time with us. We'll look forward to seeing what God has in store for you.

Shalee said...

Anything else I could write would pale in comparison! But you will be on the top of my prayer request yet again. And I think Shalee would make a beautiful name for one of your quaduplets!