Sunday, August 31, 2014

Summertime..the Livin's Easy

Ahh sweet summertime! Our summer has consisted of doctor's visits, beach trips, shots, professional developments, meds, football practices, egg retrievals, declutterings, embryo anxiety, boating excursions, and waitin', prayin', and waitin some more. It really was a great 8 weeks (especially since Brett and I are both teachers. :)Here's some highlights:

We started the summer in Perdido Key, FL with the Bousson Bunch. Always so special to get to spend a week with my fun and entertaining family. We are so blessed that my parents have always made vacations an important part of our lives and make it possible to get together out of town at least once a year.

We came back just in time for Italian Fest. We heart festivals at our house.

Fun times in the pool like when Josh and Brett decided to recreate their favorite wrestling moves.

Gulf Shores, AL for the week of the 4th of July with a group of our good friends. 2nd annual for us & so much fun! Some of our friends decided on the trip that we should name a baby "Olaf" since they were "frozen embryos" haha!

I got to hang with Kate, Preston, and Sam.

We celebrated Brett's 29th birthday with our friends at Chiwawa's.

..and then we celebrated mine and Roz's (which are 2 days apart) at Mi Pueblo.

What a fun summer!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Tomorrow..You're Only A Day Away

Tomorrow is our day! It's time to transfer these sweet Baby BooHeini embryos. We are going to do our two grade A's at the same time. I go in at 10:00 in the morning for blood work/ultrasound and then we head downstairs to the surgery center for the transfer. Amanda, my sister, is going to drive me there and Brett will meet us there coming from his school so he can work in the morning.

It seems like every post I ask for prayers, prayers, prayers, but I'm going to keep asking because they keep working. Writing this blog has been such a blessing..not only because people have had our back the whole way, but also because people who have been or are going through this same journey have reached out to us. We have gotten to see how God's great plan is not always our great plan, and we have been able to see Him work through it all. It's been time-consuming, challenging, physically painful, and emotionally exhausting, but I know it will all be worth it when we get to finally announce that news we've been waiting almost 4 long years to say.

We will be able to find out if the transfer was successful in a few weeks and I'd love to have the opportunity to announce it in a fun, creative way like everyone else. (At least I'll have one sense of normalcy! LOL) So when I know and think the time is right, my loyal "bloggees" (all like 20 of you :) will be some of the first to know. Thank you for sharing this experience with us.