Friday, February 29, 2008
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
Anyway, here's where things stand. When I tried to make an appointment with the fertility clinic, I couldn't even get a real person on the phone. Instead I got a phone message to leave my name, number and address and they will send me paperwork that I need to fill out before I get an appointment. So I waited for it, filled it out, and then at the end it said to mail it back and they will schedule me for a seminar that I need to attend before getting an appointment. Still no discussion with a real person. Then they called today... a REAL person... to schedule the seminar. Basically I was told that this seminar is mandatory because it explains all our fertility treatment "options". Hmmm... options... she made it sound like I was buying a new car. Also, we will apparently be receiving a requisition for all the tests that they're going to run after the seminar on March 4th. Apparently they decide what tests we need by my paperwork and I don't actually get to talk to a real doctor until we get the results back. Kinda of impersonal, don't you think. Especially considering the personal nature of the issue.
Most of the time I'm pretty at peace about this whole deal. I mean... I have an amazing husband that loves me and supports me. I have a wonderful (although slightly "willful" at times) little girl who is an absolute joy for Steve and I. And we're all relatively healthy! So, worst case scenario, that's the hand that is dealt to me. Not a bad hand at all! But then, once in a while, I just dream about having another baby or two. It just feels like our family isn't complete yet. And that makes me sad. Thankfully I have a strong faith in God. I KNOW that He has wonderful things in store for us, although they may not be the things I would choose. I KNOW that His timing is way better than I could ever plan. But sometimes my intellect doesn't match up with my emotion. I want to trust God with this issue. And most of the time... I can. But not all the time.
Anyway, I'll let you all know how the process goes. I know most people wouldn't share these kinds of issues on their blog, but I figure I'm not the only woman out there dealing with this stuff. And it's an important part of our life right now. Keep us in your prayers!
Monday, February 18, 2008
The highlight of our time together was playing with my new toy! Yup... Nani and Papa spoiled me rotten with a brand new sand and water table. This thing rocks! On one side is a sandbox and the other side is a minature water world. I literally spend hours dumping and pouring and mixing. I was pretty much a wet and gritty mess by the end and I loved it! And Mommy loves it too because this afternoon she was able to do a little consulting work on the laptop outside while I played for an hour. Life is good.
And of course, during their visit there was a lot of chasing me around with cameras. Can't these people just take a break once in a while? I need an agent...
Friday, February 15, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Yesterday I got to play with Isabelle's princess dresses. I think I could really get into the whole dress-up thing. Thanks Isabelle for sharing your dresses and tea set with me! I had fun!
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Our New Year's resolutions are going well. I continue to be "binky free" during the day. We didn't go over budget in the month of January. Mommy has lost 11 pounds now and Daddy has lost 6 pounds of his own. And on Friday Mommy goes for her fertility appointment at the doctor's office. Mommy has also been busy with her consulting, and yesterday she taught a class to City Parks staff on Natural Resource management (basically how not to kill threatened & endangered animals living in our parks). And then, starting this Friday, we have back to back company coming. First my Grandma and Grandpa van Riessen are coming (Daddy's dad and step-mom), and then on Wednesday my Nani and Papa are coming down from Canada. It's going to be an exciting week! Yay!
Anyway, I hope the rest of you are out and enjoying the weather too. At least those of you who live in California... hahahaha!
Monday, February 4, 2008
Friday, February 1, 2008
Anyway, here's a recent picture Mommy took. She's obsessed with my long eyelashes and thanks God regularly that I inherited them from my handsome Daddy!