Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Good News & Big Decisions

Sorry I haven't blogged much lately, but I have lots of news! Where to start, where to start?

I'll start with the non-IF related news, I think. So, I posted a few weeks ago about the raise I received at work ($1.50 an hour more in a recession, remember?). Well, yesterday I got news of another change for me at work. I got a promotion! With another raise! This time, it's $3.00 an hour more than my previous raise (for a total of $4.50 more per hour over two months)! I'm super excited about this! It does mean more work, but that's okay. I can handle it. And I'll be supervising two staff members. Things seem to really be looking up for me at work. This is a very good thing, trust me!

Now for some IF news. I had an appointment with my OB/GYN today for my annual check-up and to make plans for our ongoing IF treatment. The check-up went fine; no problems anticipated with that. As for ongoing treatment, we've decided to do one final cycle with my OB/GYN and, if nothing comes of it, we'll do no more local treatment, but will simply wait for The Hubs to once again be among the employed and will move immediately on with our RE referral. So.....basically what we had already determined. However, we did get somewhere with the visit today. I have a prescription for Fe.mara for this cycle! AF has intermittently started and stopped today, so I'm not sure if she's actually here again or if it's more spotting. But, assuming she's here, I'll start Fe.mara on Friday. Then we'll see where things more from there!

In other IF-related news, The Hubs and I have also made a HUGE decision. While we are going to continue treatment to try to conceive a biological child, we have also decided to pursue adoption of an older child through foster care (again, dependent on The Hubs employment status)! I am very excited about this decision. I told The Hubs that, while I do want to experience pregnancy and mothering a baby, the main thing is I want to be a mom and I don't really care how that happens. I want to be the someone to give hugs and kisses or just motherly support when things go wrong or to be there to cheer them on during the good times. So, we feel foster care adoption is the right path for us. We plan to pursue this whether our fertility treatment is successful or not. If we do become pregnant before the process has begun, we may postpone for a bit, but we do intend to follow through with this path, assuming the Lord moves things that way.

Finally, in other non-IF related news (I know, I'm bouncing all over the place - sorry!), I'll be away this weekend. The Hubs and I are going out of town for something I think is pretty cool - I'm auditioning for America's Got Talent! What is my talent you may ask? I'm going to be singing! My song of choice is Crazy by Patsy Cline. I will try to post a video of me singing so I can get your opinion either later tonight or tomorrow. I'd appreciate your feedback on it!

So, for the moment, I'm signing off to watch American Idol! More later!


Baby Wanted said...

Congrats honey! I can't wait to meet your son or daughter...I truly believe you are correct, it isn't about "being pregnant"...although it would be nice, it is about mothering and loving a child. Your heart is full of Gold and you will make one child very happy and very blessed! You and your DH will give a child a wonderful home!

Ms B. Thrift said...

I am pleased to ead such a positive post, you deserve to be happy huny and i think your plans and logic are wise xxxx

Life Happens said...

Congrats on the promotion/raise! Great things are happening for you. Good luck with the audition!

Kelli said...

So glad to hear that things are going so well for you!! You've been on my mind and in my prayers a lot's great to know that things are looking up for you!

I think that your 'plan' is fantastic and I can't wait to hear how things go for you...I know that you'll be a fantastic mom whenever and however your time comes. :)

AKD said...

Lynn, that's all awesome!! :) I just don't even know where to focus my happiness for you - congrats, congrats, and congrats!

Fertility Chick said...

Hello SITM buddy!! So excited for you on all accounts! I think we may be cycle buddies this month too, I go in on Friday for my CD-3 u/s and will be starting femara as well!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the promotion, the raise, and your decision to adopt. Lots of great stuff :)

Dana said...

Congrats on all the awesome stuff going on in your life right now! :) ICLW

Myndi said...

Sounds like good news all around! Great financial news (who doesn't love that?!?!?) and then deciding to start pursuing adoption. That is certainly a big one, but I bet it feels wonderful to be actively heading in two directions. Sort of cutting IF at the pass, so to speak. Good luck in everything you're doing and congrats!

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