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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Doctor appointment

I saw my OBGYN today for my yearly exam, and it was very interesting. As most of you know, Michael and I have been trying to conceive for about 6-7 months now. I went to my doctor expecting him to throw my charts away or to tell me to wait a few more months before getting tests done. This was totally unexpected. My doctor was very happy to see that I was charting. He kept rambling how great it was because it was computerized and you can email it to people. I asked him about this month's chart because I am on CD36 and I have no sign of pregnancy or my period. My cycles keep getting longer and longer. My chart said that I ovulated on March 30th. He looked at me and said that it doesn't look like I have been ovulating. He said out of all the charts I gave him, only one or two showed that I might have ovulated. He wants to run some blood work! He wants to check my TSH, FSH, Prolactin and progesterone. He said that he will probably put me on Clomid but he wants to wait until my test results to come back. He also wants Michael to take a semen analysis but that is up to him. I am so happy my doctor is so proactive! He said why wait a year while I am young, healthy and my charts are showing that something might be wrong with my ovulation. I have to wait until day 21.22.23 of my next cycle to get my blood work done. Now I have to wait until my period to come.

We put an offer on a house! Its a beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bath home built in 2006. It is on one acre of land. It was bought at $250,000. They are only asking $170,000!! This home is a short sale so everything has to go through the bank before a final decision can be made. The seller has accepted our bid but we have to wait till the bank gives us a written acceptance before we can continue the process.

That is life so far~

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

long-time no blog

Finally! I am able to sit down and update my 5 followers on my life. It has been crazy the past couple of weeks so this might be kinda long. Here we go!
My great uncle Jim passed away last night. He was really sick but it still doesn't make it easier. Just keep my family in your thoughts and prayers.

Work is going well. I really enjoy the people that I work with. The work itself is ok. It is very tedious so it kinda gets to you.

Yesterday we met with a mortgage broker and we got approved for an FHA loan! We are so excited. However, the 14 acre land we wanted, we can't get. FHA will only cover land that is 5 acres or less. FHA also restricts the well water rights to 4 people, as this property has 6 people per well. The mortgage broker said we could get a rural loan but we make too much money. She said we could get the loan if we had kids. She even asked me if I had "a bun in the oven". I was almost tempted to say "yes". What are they going to do? Request an ultrasound or something? So, we are now trying to find the perfect house.

I am now officially making this a trying to conceive (TTC) blog as well. Michael and I have been trying for 6 months. We are now on our 7th cycle. It has been frustrating. I never thought it would take this long but it has been a learning experience. Last month, I had a 34 day cycle. The month before was 26. I decided to start charting again because I had no idea when I ovulated. I hope cycle 7 is our lucky one!

This journey to start our family really has helped my grow in my relationship with God. I have been trying to learn patience and to trust God's timing. I have been praying a lot more and I finally found time to be alone with God. I get to work early and I do my devotional in the car. Its only 15 minutes but it is amazing. I am actually beginning to realize that this whole process is out of my control. It is only in God's timing that my family will start. It is a hard pill to swallow but I am finally starting to learn that I can't control this. It will happen when it is suppose to happen.