Saturday, June 4, 2011

Twins 'n other good things

It's been a good week, friends. The kind of week where you just feel so blessed. And I have to admit that a lot of the time my husband and I don't feel so lucky. But I think our luck is changing...

My mom and step dad have taken out a loan to help us with the initial down payment for our upcoming IVF cycle in July. It's hard for me to even describe how grateful we are to them, without ending up in complete tears. For the past few days, whenever I think about it, I cry. Their generousity and love goes beyond measure...

And the good news continues. My husband got a side job residing a house this summer and there is the potential to make a big chunk of money. Which we really need! Couldn't have come at a better time...

I'm not sure if anyone remembers my "computer issues" that I posted about awhile ago. Well those issues are over. Thanks to my husband's Uncle! He gave us an extra laptop he had. So generous of him! Our laptop died and I've been using my old college desktop that only worked well when it wanted to. And we didnt have a desk so I had to sit on the floor with it. Ha! So happy to have a laptop again.

Guess what I got this morning? A positive ovulation test! :) Totally shocked. Today is CD 24. Better late than never right? I know (from experience obviously) that a positive ovulation test does not mean that I will definitely get pregnant. But it's still nice to see the two lines and be hopeful! How crazy would that be? Getting pregnant right on verge of surgery and an upcoming IVF?! Ahhh, a girl can dream.

On Friday night, I went over to my friend Shannon's new house to hang out with her and my friend Kristen. Kristen was babysitting her baby twin nephews and I got to meet them for the first time! I have to say they are just the cutest babies. Could totally rock a magazine cover or be in a tv show! A new "Full House" maybe? Move over Olsen twins :) I definitely take my hat off to mothers of multiples. It took the work of three women to keep the babes happy :) It was really fun to think that maybe I'll have twins someday. Even though they are tough, they are such a blessing as well! After spending the evening with them, I learned that I am NOT scared to have twins. Maybe scared about triplets, though :) My husband and I have been talking about when IVF time rolls around, how many embies we would put back. My heart tells me three in hopes that at least ONE would stick. But my head tells me two. It's really something we have to think about. Who knows how many would even make it to transfer, but this is still something that's on my mind...

I'm in a good place right now. Hopeful and excited. I think it's going to be a wonderful summer :)

10 comments:

Moe said...

Ohmygosh Sarah I'm so happy for you!! That's such an amazing thing for your parents to have done. It's awesome your husband found a side job too. He really sounds like such a sweetie!! Annnnnnddd it was so nice of his uncle to give you a computer!! I'm glad you've had a good week. YOu really deserve it. YAY for positive ovulation sticks!!! time to "baby dance". (haha i love that saying).

I hope the good news just keeps coming. You totally deserve it. :)

Faith said...

That is ALL such great news! I love it when the tides change:). Isn't it amazing what a positive opk can do? The hope is awesome!!

As for twins, while I am only an "honorary mom of twins," I have to say, it's REALLY hard. Some moms of twins have said it is easier than my situation because at least they go through the phases at the same time, instead of experiencing the hard stuff (like sleep issues) back to back. Either way, it's really tough - it's one thing to do it for an evening (with lots of help), it's another to have your whole life dominated by them, but I'm sure you know all that;). Just figured I'd put my 2 cents in - now, if I had THREE people with them at all times, life would be good, lol! Even two of us can barely get anything done, it really does take a 3rd person to really feel like a day is productive. But, twins or not, you will be blessed. And while it is hard, we can't complain because we love them SO much:). Take care hun....

beauty and insanity wrapped into one said...

i love hearing all this great news... its really wonderful and amazing!! sometimes it just takes that lil cloud of crappy things to move out of the way and then we realize all the greatness around us.. your mom & jim are so amazing and wonderful.. we all are truly blessed to have them in our lives... yay for the side job & the new laptop.. life is amazing.. i cant wait to continue to follow your blog and hear more great news.... maybe july will be the month for both of us!!!! xoxoxo

Good Timing said...

I finally ovulated on CD 40 - that is definitely better late than never too, LOL!! Wishing you lots of luck this cycle. There are lots of ladies who get pregnant before an IVF cycle - hoping you will be one of them!
p.s. Your parents sound fabulous!

Lauren said...

so so so so happy to hear all your good news! That is all so wonderful! Let's pray the good news keeps on coming. And have fun baby dancing...I love saying that too :)

kkasun said...

chwWow you have a lot of blessings going on right now!!!!
I hope the good luck continues!!!!

Amber said...

I am so glad things are looking up for you and your husband right now! It's definitely your time. :)

The month I got my first ever positive OPK was also the first month I ever got a BFP. So, I hope my luck holds true for you as well!!!

Jillington, a.k.a. That MoxieGirl Designs said...

Great news!!! If I had a choice, I'd go for 3. As crazy as taking care of and infant, or two or three is, that fact is, they're still only a baby for one year. After that they're just little kids. People think I'm nuts, but I'd take multiples any day of the week. It's like multitasking! :)

cgd said...

so glad you are in a good place. that is so generous and amazing about the loan. My parents gifted us money for one of our cycles, I am so grateful for that.
hoping beyond hope for you!!!!

Danielle said...

Great news Sarah! I love reading about how close you and your mom are....she sounds amazing and it is so wonderful that she and your stepdad are there for you both. Keeping you in my prayers and hope to see more good news in your blogs :-)