Sunday, April 25, 2010

For Anyone Still Reading

Hi Everyone,

I have been such a sporadic blogger, that I'll be amazed if there's anyone left reading this blog. For anyone still there, thank you.

DH and I are for the most part, doing well. Our season of busy has ended, our friends are married off, I pulled off a smashingly successful fundraiser, and we're happily settling back into "normal" life.

We're preparing for another transfer, which will be sometime in the next two months. We'll know more about specific dates sometime soon. It could be as early as May 10th, or as late as early June.

If it's early May, it's because the doctor has decided I can forego the sort of "pre-cycle" of birth control that usually comes first. I would love love LOVE to do this because I hate the way birth control makes me feel, and of course, it means it's a whole lot sooner. But I do want what's best for the babies, so please just pray that we and the doctor make the best decision.

I'm getting back into my gym routine, finally. I'm having to relearn a lot of my skills but I'm trying to go at a more realistic pace than before. Going twice a day every day worked well when I was unemployed. It doesn't work so well when I work two jobs. But rather than creating a more realistic workout schedule, I just stopped cold-turkey. I do have one small area of prayer-I hurt my knee this week after following what I've since learned is a little bit of incorrect coaching from my trainer. My doctor said it could be that I just strained the muscle or the tendon. But he also said that I could have torn my meniscus, which would require surgery. I'd really really love to avoid surgery. Would you pray that this injury is mild and that it heals on its own?

I think that's everything! Working now on another post, so stay tuned.

Love to you all!


  1. I am still reading!!! So glad you are going to try again! I am a fellow Snowflake adopter. We just found out yesterday that our donor family couldn't bring themselves to sign the contract and have called off the match. We will begin the matching process all over again starting Monday. This journey is not as simple or easy as I thought it was going to be. I have to keep reminding myself that if we risk nothing we gain nothing. Even after being disappointed and hurt so many times we have to step out and trust that God is walking with us and molding and shaping us, loving us every step of the way. I'll be praying for you this next cycle! Glad to hear your update!

  2. I'm still following and am so excited to hear that you'll be having another transfer soon! I've been praying for you and will continue to do so. We are having our FET in July! :)

  3. I'm still reading and so glad you updated!! Also I'm thankful for your info/insight regarding disgarding embroyos. I was shocked that she thawed five!!! -kriss

  4. Jen, I still subscribe to your blog, and I'm excited to hear that you're near to another try!

  5. Still reading, dear friend! I love reading your blog so that I can keep tabs on what's going on with you guys! So glad to hear that all is well and that your life has calmed down a wee bit. I also enjoyed your other post and learned a lot through it; thanks for writing all of that out. The ins and outs of reproductive technology ethics/legalities are a puzzling field.