Oh my life. It is crazy beautiful. From the depths of my heart, I genuinely want to thank everyone who has said a prayer for my husband and I while we went through the IVF process. God chose to bless us, and it's all because of prayer. Each and every single prayer made a difference. My heart is so thankful for each of you.
P.S. I want this verse on EVERYTHING. Literally. Buy it all for me.
I started taking injections on August 27th and I will continue taking injections until week 10 of my pregnancy (right now I'm at week 5). I would do it all over again to experience the joy of having a baby inside my belly. On October 29th, which can't seem to come soon enough, my husband and I will learn how many babies there are and hear the heartbeat for the first time. As you may recall, doctors implanted 2 blastocysts and "technically" each can split into two separate babies. So... I could have one baby inside me. Or up to four babies. With a joyful heart, I will happily take whatever God gives me. Oh and by the way, for formality purposes, you'll see that I just posted the last of my my IVF weekly updates. Even though I'm preggo, I know that I will eventually like to reflect back on each day throughout the process.
It still doesn't seem real to me. For women who struggle with trying to conceive, it's easy to wonder if it'll ever happen. It's easy to doubt. But I was reminded (yet again) in church yesterday that all it takes is prayer. God can overcome the impossible and change any situation; I'm living proof of that. Prayer: it works.
As you could probably assume, I am totally wrapped up in this blessing. My husband and I keep talking about how we'll arrange the baby/babies room, baby names, and all things related to becoming parents. P.S. yep, we've already picked out a boy and a girl name. Now, if there are multiples we may have to come up with more ideas. But, as such with this exciting time, I pretty much haven't answered any emails. EEK. Sorry y'all. I promise to catch up very soon.
Not to mention, did you know that I was in Minnesota from Wednesday until Saturday? I was there for a work conference. A few things: 1) BURR, it was very cold there. In my book, it was "freezing." I certainly didn't pack like a northerner. 2) I ate at a place called Barrio and it was legit. So dang good. I told our waiter to put a location in Austin. 3) People have funny accents there. But I'm sure I have a strange accent to them too, so it all evens out.
I will say this though: If I lived in the north, it would be downtown Minneapolis. I loved it there. It was totally cute. I stayed at a hotel right by the Convention Center and walked all around. Where my Minnesota peeps at?
Other than being in Minnesota the past few days, I've been sleeping a lot and watching plenty of telly. (I am starting to talk like a northerner - what's up with that?) Hubby and I saw Gone Girl finally and I lurved it. As my husband would say about the movie, "what a tweest." He pronounces "twist" as "tweetst" to be humorous. No, but really. I am gonna have to read the book now and see if I enjoy it just as much, which I'm sure I will.
Last thing (swear): Did anyone else watch The Walking Dead last night? I am so glad it was finally a good episode. Last season was awful. Just terrible and boring. But now? I am fairly certain I am going to get my zombie fix.