Monday, July 25, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
It feels really strange writing other posts before this one because I’ve been dying to let everyone know.
That’s right, I’m pregnant! I can barely believe it, still! I’m 13 weeks along, just about done with my first trimester and I’m still in shock. I just can’t believe that it happened.
No one will ever convince me that this wasn’t a miracle. It definitely was NOT supposed to be able to happen when it did. With only one working ovary, and them supposedly having to alternate each month, it just wasn’t supposed to work. In fact, even when I felt some symptoms creeping up on me, I didn’t even think to take a pregnancy test because it was literally impossible for it to be true. But, it is. It’s true. And in January, we’ll have a precious little baby of our own. It’s a miracle.
It’s been hard for me to understand how we’ve been so blessed. As long and as hard as it was for us, in the scheme of things, 2 years is not that long when it comes to dealing with infertility. Many others wait years and years and years before being blessed with a child of their own. And, I just don’t understand why some of them had to wait longer and how I am so blessed so quickly. I’m certainly not complaining :), but I wonder sometimes.
I know my story is quite a bit different because I pretty much knew from the time I was a teenager that I would have difficulty getting pregnant. So we didn’t wait very long (only about 4 months) before seeing our first doctor about it. I mean, I was seeing an infertility specialist a little over a year after we first started trying. Many couples wait a lot longer than that. I was very proactive, and that was extremely hard because being proactive doesn’t mean you have control over anything, but luckily, doctors were able to find out what was wrong fairly quickly. We truly are blessed. I only hope I can be the best mother I can in order to show my gratitude to the Lord.
Monday, July 4, 2011
Okay, it’s high time that I updated this thing. I’ve actually have a lot to say, which is quite unusual for my blogging history so I thought I’d split them all up and post one a day so I didn’t overwhelm myself. Make sure you keep coming back!
First, I moved. I’m quite excited about it now that it has happened, but I’m also extremely scared. Obviously, it’s very new to me and it really doesn’t help that I can’t do anything until I’m a permanent resident. Right now, I’m just a long-term visitor which means I can’t work or go to school (meaning I can’t take any classes that would help me get a bachelors or masters).
So I need some help. I NEED to have something to do on a regular basis or I am going to spiral down into depression (especially as the winter months creep up). I have a few ideas, but I don’t think it’s enough.
- figure out what I need to do to keep my licensure up to date and usable in Canada, which might mean taking a class or two.
- taking up the violin again and take private or university lessons.
- once we get a house, unpacking and getting that all in order.
- learning to sew.
- and then the regular stuff that doesn’t take up much time like reading, cross-stitching, going on walks, etc.
I need some other ideas as to what I can do! I mean, this is my time to have some time to myself, time to do what I want to do, when I want to do it. Again, I’m excited I have this opportunity but also very nervous that it won’t be enough. HELP!!!