Tiffinita's Thoughts

My Photo
Location: United States

I am married to a sexy man!! (who is setting up my profile, ha ha.)

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Now we wait

We went to the doctor yesterday and so now we wait for about 2 weeks. So again, (I feel like I keep saying this, but it bears repeating) PRAY.

This picture is me holding the 'little brown bag' of DG's 'Boys' as they call them, which they then inject. it is really funny when you sit in the waiting room at the clinic and these men walk in with these brown bags....it is really a bit surreal. I told Dg that we need to take a video, but hopefully we won't have to go back! Thank you all for your prayers.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


Well, friends. thank you to those of you who are on this journey with us: tomorrow is the IUI (intrauterine insemination) day aka "hopeful conception' day. Just pray. More and more, I really do sense a peace settling on both of us, even though we do have our 'moments'. We did all the shots (actually, dg gave them and he is getting really good at it!) and we go in tomorrow at 1 pm for Dg to give the 'deposit' and then 2: 45 is the procedure. Then we just wait.

The more I pray, the more I wait, the more I actually listen: I really do know in my heart that God wants us to be parents. We just really keep praying that we will rely on him and be faithful to be the parents he is calling and preparing us to be if that makes sense. it may not happen in the way that we or everyone else hopes that it will, although it could....our biggest prayer is just that we would trust God and offer ourselves up to Him. We can't thank all of you enough for your prayers, friendship, support, and love. You bless us with His love.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The Baby Journey continues

DG gave me the first shot of our almost final round of fertility shots last night.

Just pray. We have this round of shots and then enough money for one more round (plus I just think that my body only has it for one more round...this stuff is tough on the body, you know? ) Dr. Awadalla is optimistic just because they 'cleaned me out' as he said in the laproscopy, so we are just holding onto God for the ride.

It is strange how all of this works on your soul, your emotions. In december, I just had a tough time with it all..maybe it was all the talk of a baby. Or maybe it was the fact that I had OHSS (Ovarian Hyper Stimulus Syndrome)....but now, I am in the strange 'peace that passes understanding' point. But I do know this: I know that we need the prayers of our friends and family through this. So, pray. I will try to keep you updated, which you may learn more about this whole process than you ever wanted to know, but you know what, God has been working on me about my pride. I don't want to share because I don't want others to think that I am weak, but you know, that is stupid. There are people out there who can really be helped with my sharing about this journey: not only those going through infertility, but those walking with these couples. So, I am packing up the pride and letting you know what is going on.

Basically, here is how it works:
We take the Follistim shots starting on day 3 of my cycle through day 10 or so. We go to the doctor every 2 or 3 days for an intrauterine ultrasound (yeah, those are fun) to see how my body is responding to the drugs. Then when it is 'time', I take another shot of ovidrel to make my body release the egg or eggs. Then the fun for DG starts, but that is for another blog!!! Thanks for your prayers and for reading all of this!