Friday, February 27, 2009

Let the fun begin!

Today was the start of my infertility testing. Fun! I had a lab appointment at 11am this morning and had to fast for it. So I tried to stay in bed for as long as possible so I wouldn't get too hungry! (Food is a big deal to me!) haha The appointment wasn't a big deal at all, they just took 3 vials of blood and are testing 5 different hormones (LH, FSH, Prolactin, Insulin, and another one that I can't remember right now) :) I should be getting the results from those tests on Tuesday (just have to wait for 3+ days). Besides a sore elbow, where they drew the blood, nothing too traumatic. Once we hear back about the results of this testing, we will determine the next step. There are several options. If there is something off balance with these hormone tests, then I would imagine that the doctor will put me on some meds to balance that out and then we will wait a few months and see if that helps. But if the tests come back normal, then the next step will either be another blood test or an x-ray (not sure which would come first). I'm just glad to have this next chapter of our story started. We are fully trusting the Lord to get us through this and to walk with us step by step.

Tonight we are heading to Medieval Times with some friends. I think it's hilarious that we are going! We've never been to anything like this, so it should be interesting. I am definitely going to have to have a few drinks to make it even more enjoyable. :)

Saturday, February 14, 2009

My newly decorated laundry room!

Well, Brian has been out of town for the last 2 days (and won't be home till Monday) so, I decided that I wanted to decorate and organize our laundry room! I finished in 2 days and LOVE it!! So now I still have 2 days to do another room....hmmm, I wonder which one I should do! Maybe I'll try planning our new half bath. So, here are the pictures of what I did. Tell me what you think!

I hot glued some dark brown satin ribbon onto the blinds. I saw this idea in a magazine! Love it!

And yes, I can still pull the blinds up...I just don't want to do it often because I'm afraid I'll wrinkle the ribbon.

Message board - I attached a Tide-to-go pen with velcro to the board and then put a hook on the bottom to hold a tape messurer. Then I put up a big pink clip to hold the laundry bag for delicates.

I got a new ironing board cover that I LOVE!

New rug that I got on sale at World Market for $24!! :)

I bought a label maker and couldn't resist labeling the baskets in the cabinets!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Vote for Bubbles!!

I have entered our dog in a contest! It is through Bissell (the vacuum people). If we win this round we will get a free steamer vacuum. (And we all know how much I LOVE to clean!) Then if we win the grand prize we will get to donate $10,000 to the charity of our choice and Bubbles will be featured on Bissell packaging around the world! :) So please click on the link below and enter your name and e-mail. Then pass this link onto everyone you know!
Thank you so much!!!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

It's been a while....

I took a blogging break for a few months, but I'm back! :) The holidays are always so hectic that I just couldn't keep up with the blog and then once I got out of the habit, I forgot about it. But since I so love reading everyone else's blogs, I figured I should return the favor. :)

So, what have I been up to for the last 4 months or so....not too much! We spent the holidays in Florida with family and loved every minute of it! We were able to spend Christmas with all of my family, which we hadn't done in a LONG time! It was so great to have everyone together. Hopefully we will be able to do that more often in the future. I so wish we all lived closer to each other. My sister lives in Ohio, my brother lives in PA (soon to be L.A!) and our parents live in we are all over the place! We stay in touch, but it's hard being so far apart. :( Maybe one day they will all get smart and move to ATL! (hint, hint)

I also turned 26 in November. That was a hard birthday for me, for some reason. I really struggled with the idea that I was past my mid 20s and had moved into my late 20s. I certainly don't feel 26! And I had a whole different picture of what 26 would look like for me. I envisioned having at least 1 baby by then, but obviously the Lord has different plans.

We also went to Vegas in November! We always love going there and had a blast! But the highlight of November was definitely our Trash the Dress Photo Shoot. After 4 years of being married we finally were able to get some great shots together. I put my wedding dress back on (which still fit just like the day I got married!) and got my hair done and spent the day taking pictures. Our friends James and Lindsay are amazing photographers! I highly recommend them if you have any need for pictures (wedding, engagement, new baby, trash the dress, anything!) Check our their website:

February has brought with it some VERY cold days and will hopefully bring some snow! We had a few very light flurries in January, but nothing that ever stuck to the ground, so I'm holding out hope that snow will come this month! I mean, if it's going to be this cold it needs to snow! Otherwise it's just miserable. February also was the start of our infertility testing...yippy! (well, technically I guess it started in late January, but who's counting) Brian did his testing and now we are waiting on the results. It was a lot tougher than I had expected it to be. I was very emotional on the day of the testing and really didn't think it was going to be that tough. I'm just thankful that it's over! Once we get the results of Brian's test, we will take the next step which will be my testing. My tests are a lot more complicated, so it will take at least a month to get them all done. This is definitely not the way I envisioned us becoming parents. No one ever thinks that they will have to go through all this. Aren't there so many women that become pregnant by accident or after just one try? Why could I not be one of those? We don't know the answer to that question, but we do know that the Lord is in complete control. The Lord's plans are so much greater than ours and I am so thankful that my Savior has a greater plan for my life. Despite the emotional ride this journey has been, there is a peace that the Lord has given me to make it through. Every time that I get discouraged or lose hope, He is right there to pick me back up. He is constantly reminding me that He is in control. I am so thankful that I don't have to do this alone. It is out of my hands and there is nothing I can do (or not do) to change His plan! So, we wait. We wait on the Lord's timing and trust that He will give us the desires of our hearts.