Tuesday, August 19, 2014

How Will We Announce Our Pregnancy?

In 8 days, I will happily take my first IVF shot. On our third anniversary, instead of boozing it up with my better half, I will be sippin' on some SmartWater (hello electrolytes) and letting him stick me with yet another needle. In exactly 7 weeks, I will know whether or not I'm a mommy.

My heart is full.

I should probably rephrase that. In my heart of hearts, I am already a mommy. I love my [future] baby more than you could even imagine. I pray for my [future] baby all the time. My [future] baby owns a large chunk of my heart already. My sweet, sweet baby.

If there's anything that I've learned during this struggle, it's that: 1) God is in control, 2) There's a purpose for this trial, and 3) God wants to bless me. 
Yep, I got my IVF calendar. I couldn't be more excited to get shot up with hormones. (Who says that???) Here's a little breakdown of what's going to be happening over the next several weeks:

August 27: Starts injections (Lupron)
August 30: Last day of birth control - PRAISE GOD
September 5: Ultrasound
September 7: Add in new injections in addition to Lupron (FSH twice daily)
September 10: Ultrasound
September 12: Ultrasound
September 15: Ultrasound
September 16: Add in new medications (antibiotic) + HCG inejection
September 18: EGG RETRIEVAL
September 19: Start progesterone 
September 23: POSSIBLE EMBRYO TRANSFER
September 26: Progesterone test
October 7: hCG test (aka pregnancy test)

If all goes according to plan (which I should NOT count on, because when do things go according to plan?), then I'll become a mommy on September 23, 2014... just 8 days before my husband and I celebrate three years of marriage. 

I've thought about it time and time again... how will we announce our pregnancy? There's only one way that seems fitting: Give God ALL the glory and ALL the credit. If I find out on October 7, 2014 that I am indeed pregnant, it won't be a surprise to you, or your neighbor. Everyone will know. And God will get all the credit... not the doctors, not the bank who gave us a $10,000 loan, not anyone else except GOD. Only that name.

17 comments:

  1. Your strength during this time of testing has been such an inspiration. Saying lots of prayers and I cannot WAIT for that announcement! :)

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  2. I'm hoping September 23rd is your day :)

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  3. Definitely looking forward to that announcement!! And so glad you finally have a schedule and an idea of what the next few weeks will hold! Praying for you, girl!

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  4. I love this and plan on doing the very same thing!! It's because of God that we are even here in the first place :)

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  5. You are inspirational! Good luck with your shots and with everything going forward! praying for you! xoxo

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  6. Praying! So excited for you!! :)

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  7. I'm praying for you and thanking God now for your sweet little baby that will be blessed beyond belief!

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  8. Good luck on this journey Allison! A baby announcement will be more than exciting!

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  9. I'm praying for you during this process!

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  10. He is SO so good! Im thrilled for you and your husband and have already started praying ;)

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  11. This makes me so so happy for y'all!! ( :

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  12. just wanted to share this song with you! I hope it blesses you like it has done for me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7oE2Rpa-w4

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    1. Thanks for sharing. I will definitely listen to this video now!!!!

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  13. Awwww soooo happy for you sweet cousin!! Y'all baby or babies will have a birthday between Ky and Aubrey!! Keep me posted! Love you!!

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    1. I sure will! And yep, you're right - they will have a birthday in between them. That will be perfect!!! :)

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  14. Praying for you guys!! How exciting it is all finally coming together!

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