The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. ~Philippians 4:4-9
Our family is a circle of strength and love, with every birth and every union, the circle will grow, every joy shared adds more love, every crisis faced together, makes the circle stronger
- author unknown
We had such a great time at the circus Thursday night, thought I would share some pictures! I think I have my own clown on my hands!! Sam thought the clowns were pretty cool! It still amazes me how much these events charge for the souvenirs! This year I brought Sams elephant light toy and clown nose that we bought at last years circus, it was like brand new to him cause he hadnt seen it in forever, but of course we still broke down and let him buy one toy at the souvenir stand. Chad and I both are such suckers when it comes to that stuff! My favorite part was the elephants, I just love them!! I think Sam enjoyed all of it! He was into it the whole time! I think this will probaly be an annual thing we do until Sam decides he doesnt want to go anymore!
Today we went to have easter pictures made, http://pumpkinandpeachesphotography.com/. There was live bunnies for the pictures and Sam was amazed by those bunnies. She took so many pictures, Im not sure how I will pick just one pose! She got shots of Sam on a wooden swing with a white background with the bunnies in Sams lap, in his easter basket, and then some of Sam feeding them carrots. There was also another background with a white picket fence and a little wagon with the bunnies in it. Kimberly, the photographer will have them up on her website this Thurs. Cant wait to see them and share them with you!
As for our IUI on Thurs. all I can say is PLEASE Pray. They were not very confident that this would be a sucessfull one! I left the office so down in the dumps, its just so hard not to get your hopes up......... I have not given up, God already knew what the outcome will be before I even had the IUI and I must keep faith in him. Now Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1 I was reading someones blog I had never came across before and she had this verse on her page, God new I needed that! Isnt it amazing!
Do you think we might actually get some SNOW tonight???? We shall see..... I hope so! Even though I am so ready for SPRING, I would love for Sam to be able to enjoy a little bit of fun in the snow!
Hope all is well with all of you! Thanks again for all of the continued prayers, please always let me know if theres any way I can pray for any of you!
God is able to do immeasurably more than all you could ask or imagine Ephesians 3:20
This is the verse I keep coming back to, tomorrow is the day, we are scheduled for our first IUI with our infertility specialist! I had an ultrasound today and I had 2 perfect size follicles but I am still awaiting some blood work results. So I recieved a HCG injection which is to cause the mature follicle to release and then the IUI tomorrow. I am excited yet nervous, but I keep saying to myself faith not fear. And the above bible verse just gives me so much comfort!!! I know he will take care of it, and if not this month I must just keep praying!
Last night we took Sam to see the Circus train unload and march the elephants and horses to the civic center. He loved it and is so excited to go to the circus tomorrow night. I think I am as excited as he is because I LOVE the circus!! Didnt get many very good pictures last night because it was raining and dark but here are a few!!
The wonderful circus train that Sam could not wait for it to arrive in Huntsville
Sam waiting on the elephants
Sam and another little boy he met still waiting
Yea! Finally the elephants!!
Cant wait till Thurs night to see the circus!!!
Amy George, thanks again for your sweet post, I thank you so much for all your prayers. And to all my other blogger friends or anyone who reads, thanks for your prayers too, it means so much to me!!!
Sam loves the Disney Pixar movie "Monsters", its a great movie of how a little girl and a monster become great friends. So when we saw that fantasy playhouse was doing a Monster in the Closet play we thought Sam would love it!!! And he is going through this stage of every night or so at bedtime he wants us to make sure there are no monsters in his closet or under his bed........
Well needless to say he loved the play, the main monster's name was Murray and he was a loveable monster who was Emily's closet monster and when she saw or heard him in her closet she was very scared, until she discovers he is friendly and there to watch over and protect her....... It was good for Sam to see monsters being friendly and not just monsters as being scary, maybe it will help his fear at bedtime too, we'll see.......
These are some pictures of Sam with the characters getting autographs after the play was over !
Sam and the the monsters in the closet
Sam getting autographs
Sam and the dream fairy
Tonight Chad and Sam are at the Huntsville Havoc hockey game, Sam couldnt wait to go because it was hat give away night for the kids. I decided it would be boys night out for Chad and Sam, I just had alot I needed to do here at home. We are having a family get together at my MawMaw's tomorrow after church and I gotta make Taco soup, yum! Then Monday its back to B'ham for some more tests with Dr Long. We did get some results back on Thurs. that werent very good, but is fixable, so Im just trying to keep the Faith not Fear.
Hope everyone has a great rest of the weekend.......
Well yesterday was our day to see Dr Long with the ART program in Birmingham, you may remember he is the same Dr that helped us with concieving Sam. I think that the appointment went well!! I first had to have some blood work done and exam by the nurse practicioner and then met with Dr Long. He feels like we should go down the same path we did with Sam and that all of this is still related to my condition PCOS(polycyctic ovarian disease), Follistim injections which is kinda the big guns for ovulation induction, (I have been on oral ovulation induction meds for 6 months, Letrizol, and its not doing the trick) then HCG and progesterone treatment and an IUI (intrauterine insemination). We plan to start all of this with my next cycle. I do have to return to B'ham on Monday for a HSG to check my fallopian tubes and make sure they arent blocked. This cycle I am still on the letrizol and we are going to do the HCG injection with this cycle. Who knows it could happen this month and maybe we wont even need the shots. This is all very pricy and unfortunately our insurance doesnt cover alot of it, but Chad and I both feel this is what we should do at this point and are willing to make the sacrafice. I know above all of this that it is still in Gods hands, he is in complete control. I did feel really positive yet overwhelmed after the appointment yesterday and I know I must continue to be faithful and patient! Thanks for all of your prayers, and I will continue to post as we continue our journey to be parents to another little one!!
Tonight Sam and I had lots of fun, we watched A Charlie Brown's Valentine and on commercial breaks he fixed his Scooby Doo Valentine cards and some candy goodie bags for his Valentines party at pre-school on Friday. Enjoy the pics!
Sam writing his name on all the Valentine cards for his friends
His scooby - doo valentines, I had to search every where for these and finally found them at hobby lobby today, he had to have scooby doo!
From Sam, dont you just love that!! I remember doing these little valentine cards when I was little!
Just a few pics of my two special boys from our fun Sat. bowling. Sam had a great time. It was fun watching Chad & Sam, Chad teaching Sam how to bowl, and Sam giving his daddy high fives when he knocked a few pins over!! We went bowling out on Redstone Arsenal, since Chad works out there, its of course easy for us to get on base and the bowling alley is pretty new so its nice and clean. After we were done bowling Sam wanted to go look at all the helicopters on base, (he is in love with helicopters, since thats what his daddy works on). It was such a beautiful day outside, this 60 degree weather is spoiling us because I know it will be back to winter soon, I am so ready for spring!! Sunday afternoon Chad and Sam were even able to go to the ballpark and practice T-ball, cant believe its already time for Tball sign ups this next weekend!!! Cant wait! I love watching my little Sam play! Last year was his first year and he loved it! Well enjoy the pics, have a great week!! Im gonna go and enjoy some more of this beautiful weather!!!
Please pray for this family themcclenahans.blogspot.com , I cant imagine what they are going through! Please God bless this family with all the strength and courage they will need to make it through this time in their lives. Give them peace Lord and may they feel your presence!!!!
Today I've just been thinking about could this be the month we are finally pregnant??? Knowing that this is our last cycle with Dr. Ru and the current infertility meds that I am trying before we go to ART in B'ham http://www.artprogramal.com/. Its so hard to make it through the day without thinking about it, its like all that I focus on anymore! (Im sure you all are tired of hearing about it) I saw this video on you tube and it hit me, it brought tears to my eyes. I have got to stop worrying about it, I know Ive said many times that I know its in Gods hands and I honestly believe that, but I dont think I truly 100% could say that Ive given it all to God until now! I am so thankful for what God has already given me.......I have a wonderful husband and the most awesome little boy ever! and if God chooses to bless us with another baby then I will be so happy but if not how could I ask for more.......... than what I already have!
Infertility is the hardest struggle that Chad and I have ever had to deal with, once with concieving Sam and currently. I just pray that God will help both of us to continue to have FAITH in this situation and just give it all to him and to God be the glory, whatever the outcome may be...............
I so appreciate all of your continued prayers for us. God is so good and he will take care of all of our worries.
(dont forget to mute my music at the bottom so you can watch this video)
Today after I picked Sam up from pre-school we met some friends for lunch, Laura and her mom Barbara (memawbarbie.blogspot.com) along with Laura's 2 boys, Thomas and Cooper and their cousin David. Sam loves to play with other kids! He had only met the boys a couple of times before, but was so excited to get to have lunch and play with them. Laura and I on the other hand have been freinds for a long time, we went to high school and tech school together, and I was a brides maid in her wedding.....what fun memories we have from those days!!! After Chad and I married we moved to Harvest and Laura and I sadly lost touch, now that we have moved back to Meridianville we hope to get together more often. Especially now since we have boys that can play. Sam and Laura's oldest, Thomas are 7 days apart in age, maybe they'll be great buddies too......
We had fun today,it was great to see you guys, lets get together again soon :)