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

Monday, June 29, 2009

Free Jersey Night at the Vipers Game

We took Sam to the Tennesse Valley Vipers football (indoor arena football) game Sat. night. He loved it... especially since it was free kids jersey night. The jersey swallowed him whole but that made it look that much cuter and he was so proud of it. In fact every time I turn around he's wearing it. We had a great time at the game.

Today I am officially on countdown mode..... 5 days till we leave for the beach :) I can hardly wait! It will be a much needed vacation. Also a week from today we find out if the IUI worked... I can hardly wait till that day either :)

Yesterday I stayed in bed all day.... had a HORRIBLE migraine. Was trying not to take my migraine medicine since you're not really supposed to if pregnant. I tried everything possible and I finally had to call ART (Dr Long) . I couldnt even get out of bed. They told me to go ahead and take my Imitrex. Within an hour my migraine was gone, its my miracle drug!!! So yesterday was a wasted day for me. But today we've already been to the library and to lunch with Chad... much better day :) Hope everyone has a great Monday!!

Friday, June 26, 2009

A new look...

Yes you are at the right place!!! I had so much fun playing around with my blog tonight! Chad has been at a friends house playing cards, Sams in bed, and here I am "decorating" my blog. I think it was time for a new look :)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

pray for a blogger friend

Update from Ginny's facebook status: all xrays/CT scans were fine... had to have stitches and a huge hematoma on forehead but he is going to be ok. God is so GOOD!

Please pray for a blogger friend and her family Just read on facebook that her son fell off of a diving board at point mallard today and was medflighted to hospital. Dont know anymore details, just say a prayer for him!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Its been a long day...

Gonna make this post a short and sweet update cause Im soo soo tired. It was a long day in Birmingham, getting up so ealry to be there and then back. I think stressin is makin me tired to!!
There is always hope when you have faith... but according to ART the odds are probaly not in my favor but theres hope. Havent really talked much about this but Chad also has a low count along with my issues of not ovulating because of PCOS (polycystic ovarian disease). Chad didnt have this issue when we went to ART to have Sam so this is a new issue. He has been on vitamins for a while but apparently not doing the trick. Needless to say his count was very low for the IUI today!! They did say they have seen it happen, so Im prayin, prayin, prayin for a miracle! So low that they didnt even charge us for the IUI, which was such a blessing!! $600 to save for the next IUI if needed :)
There is always a chance, it only takes one little spermie...... My follicles looked great, follistim shots worked for me. So if we arent pregnant this month looks like more tests for Chad ahead.
Just wanted to thank all my blogger friends again for the continued prayers. I know that if this is meant to be it will happen because we know GOD can make it happen if it be his will! This is gonna be a long 2 weeks before we find out, which will be the week we are at the beach. That will either be a really great week or not so much.... at least we'll be at the beach! Im off to bed now! Any of you fertile myrtles out there send some baby dust this way :) :) :)

Sunday, June 21, 2009

wanna be just like you.....

We love you Chad.... you are such a wonderful husband and daddy! I am so thankful that God blessed me with such a loving caring husband. One that loves his little boy more than anything and is the best daddy Sam could ever even imagine. A daddy that Sam can look up to.... he definitely wants to be just like you!! Happy Fathers Day!!

Chad and Sam with his favorite Fathers Day card . From the disney movie Jungle Book" I wanna be like you , I wanna walk like you, talk like you, yes its true.... a doobie doo
Chad and Sam at Carrabbas today for lunch

Friday, June 19, 2009

word for the day and thankful for fathers

Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see
Hebrews 11:1
Today Sam and I spent the day out shopping for Fathers day while Chad is playing golf (in this unbelivable hot weahter), so my mind has been occupied with other things and that has been good. Hope everyone has a great Fathers Day weekend. I am going to be missing my PawPaw who was like a daddy to me, its been almost 2 years since his passing and I miss him still so much! So thankful for what a father figure he was to me and so many great memories with him!
Also thankful for my father God for giving me life and so many blessings!
And so so so thankful for the daddy that my hubby is to our sweet Sam. He is the best daddy Sam could ever have!! I couldnt have asked for a better father of my child.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Word for the day and a change of plans

Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you recieve them and you will have them
Mark 11:24

Change of plans as of my appointment today. My ultrasound showed 4 follicles that were responding to the Follistim shots the way they should but they arent quite ready for an IUI yet. I am to continue with my shots tonight and tomorrow night and then to birmingham on Sat. only for another ultrasound and bloodwork (beacuse the hsv. office is closed on wknds:(. The plan now is for an IUI on Monday and this gives my follicles a little more time to get a little bigger. Monday is only cycle day 14 so really thats right on target.

Thanks for the continued prayers!!

Sam finished swimming lessons today and passed level 1!!! Yea!! So proud he overcame his fear this year and is learning to swim!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Promise from God

These things I plan won't happen right away. Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled. If it seems slow, wait patiently for it will surely take place. It will not be delayed. Habakkuk 2:3
Tonight is my last night for the shots and to the Dr in the a.m. for labs and ultrasound, if all is like it should be then Sat. will be the day for the IUI. We will have to be in Birmingham at 7 a.m. which means up and leaving at 5 a.m. Praying for patience today!!
Continue to be faithful and know that with God and in his time we will be pregnant again!
Still thanking all of my sweet blogger friends for the hearfelt prayers :)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Encouraging word for the day

God is able to do immeasurably more than all you could ask for or imagine
Ephesians 3:20
This week as I am going through the whole process of getting ready for an IUI , doing the shots every night and just getting ready for the whole process, it has been so hard to focus on anything else. So just reading an encouraging verse or two helps remind me of whose in control and that being fearful is not from God.
Just thought I would share a verse with you every day that is comforting to me!
Thanks for all the sweet comments left, i appreciate all the prayers more than you'll ever know!

Monday, June 15, 2009

A word for the day to help me to stay positive....

From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another. Learn to declare good things over your life. If you are negative and critical toward yourself, your own words can stop God's best plan from coming to pass into your life
John 1:16
I came across this verse today while reading another blog, and its just what I needed to hear today.... Thank you God! Reminding me to stay postive, be thankful, be faithful, and prayerful!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Our Infertility treatment update....

So its been a while since I've posted on our infertility treatments and where we stand. The past 2 months I have been on birth control pills for treatment of several ovarian cysts. Dr. Long would not let me procede with the ovulation induction injections until the cysts were either gone or under a certain size. So Friday I was off to Birmingham for an appt. and got good news the cysts were finally gone and we were ready to procede with the plan that Ive been ready to begin since..... oh, back in Feb. but there have just been too many different issues.... very much a roller coaster ride. Friday was day 4 of my cycle, all my lab work and ultrasounds were normal so I started my shots fri. night.

The shots are not really that painful, I had to go through this same process to get pregnant with Sam so it was all to familiar actually. I give the shots to myself every night in my tummy until this Wed. night and then back to the Dr on Thurs. They will then do and ultrasound to see if all of the follicles are mature and ready if so we will procede with and IUI (intrauterine insemination) on Sat. Needless to say this is going to be a very long and stressful week. I try so hard not to worry about it but when you have this whole protocol to follow its nearly impossible to not worry or think about it. When I took this medicine prior to becoming pregnant with Sam it caused my ovaries to get overstimulated which was very PAINFUL and landed me on bedrest for quite some time, things are different now and I cant be on bedrest with a 5 year old, so Im worried about that. Im worried that we wont become pregnant this month and if not can we keep affording this whole process month after month. Its just so so hard to know what to do, but above all these things Ive mentioned I do know that my savior Jesus is in complete control and these medications and procedures are all just an assistance, above all its in his hands and without him it will not happen! I pray from the very bottom of my heart that he will allow us to become pregnant this month, I know he hears my crys and my prayers and in him I will continue to be faithful! Thank you for your prayers too :)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Swim lessons for Sam...... Day 1

Day 1 of swim lessons for Sam went GREAT! Not sure if I have mentioned last years swim lesson experience but it was HORRIBLE and completely traumatized Sam! It was a level one class, his first ever swimming class and they had them jump off the diving board on the first day!!! Sam had no fear of the water at that point and so he jumped right off, of course there was a teacher right there in the water waiting on him but still this is level one, I thought just the basics! Well he jumped off, drank probaly a gallon of water and that was it for him. I had to drag him down there every day kicking and screaming because he was terrified from then on. My heart was broken, cause he wanted to learn so bad but now he had this great fear. We went to the beach and swimming lots more after that but he wouldnt trust Chad or I either one to show him how to go under water or any of the basics. So here we are this year about to try this all again, need I say at a different place!! He was very nervous about it, but when he got there was very brave. The first thing he said, "look mom they dont even have a diving board" which made him more than happy! The teachers took it slow and Sam did everything they asked him to do!!
YEA! I feel so bad because most of his little buddies that we swim with are pretty much swimming on their own this year and Sam wants to so bad. Hopefully this will be the year and he'll get it!!! Proud of my little buddy!
Of course I have pictures to share :)

Sunday, June 7, 2009

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream...

Thanks Joy for that gift card to Brusters we finally made out for some ice cream this afternoon and it was yummy! Can't you tell??
Also tonight please say a little prayer for friends of ours Jason and Laura, he had a go cart accident today and got banged up pretty bad, he is in surgery tonight for a broken arm! Love you guys, praying for a speedy recovery!!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Yea for Sam's first homerun........

I am late getting what we did this weekend posted because we have been busy busy busy! Sam is SO into ball right now and Chad is absolutely loving it. When he's not at ball practice or a ball game he wants to practice outside at home or watch the Braves with Chad. Im telling you Chad couldnt be happier, and I like it too, glad to see he's found something he likes and enjoys so much. Of course I have to brag a little too, Sam had his first T-ball homerun this past fri. night! He had a HR, a double, and a triple and was he ever proud of his self!! He kept saying "mom did you see me?" Whoo Hoo Sam, mommy was so proud of you. Their team won both of their games this weekend and the whole team played so good, there was lots of homeruns being hit. His last regular season game is this Thurs. and then it will be the start of tournaments, right now they are 6-1. Yea for a winning season!

Did you see me mom?!?!?!
Whoo Hoo for Sam's first homer!

My mawmaw made it out for a game and she enjoyed watching all those little "fellers" as she
called them

playing pitcher

After Sat. game we were off to enjoy the new Mellow Mushroom that recently opened over in Providence. WE LOVE MELLOW MUSHROOM PIZZA!!

Then we made our way on over to bridge street for a little shopping and enjoyed the beautiful weather!!
So glad summer is here :)