Friday, March 26, 2010

Random Friday Morning Thoughts

I made some blog changes. I no longer have the dark this better? It seems really bright to me, but I think I just need to get used to it. Thank you for the advice!!

I have been neglecting blog writing and reading this week because I have been consumed with health care reform and all the things going on in our country right now. I'm not going to write about that now because I have been writing about it constantly for the past few days, just not on here.

I've been thinking a lot about all the ladies doing IVF right now. My fingers are crossed for all of them. I came across someone recently who had negative thoughts on IVF and like a lot of things I have heard from people lately, it just shocked me that someone who doesn't know anything about a topic could be against it. Everyone that I know who has done IVF did not come to the decision lightly. IVF is no walk in the park. The injections, the hormones, the money, the procedures, the pain, the bedrest, the waiting, the intense emotional roller coaster. Certainly if that person had any idea what these women go through, she would be giving them a medal, not criticism. Speaking of which, go over to Ready To Be A Mom and wish Holly luck because this weekend she is finally getting an answer to her big question. I have been hoping, hoping, hoping for good news for her.

On Wednesday it was the two year anniversary of our first meeting at our adoption agency. I jokingly sent an e-mail to our family advocate saying happy anniversary. I said I was just checking in and asked her if there was any good news to share.

We have gotten most of our calls about profiling opportunities on Fridays, so I am always a little extra jumpy about the phone ringing on a Friday. And throughout the day I am usually thinking about how I wish the agency would call. I could really use some hope right about now. Today makes 20 months that we have been "home-study ready" and waiting.

My brother and sister in law are in town from Portland, Oregon. I had breakfast with my sister in law yesterday, which was really nice. I still haven't seen my brother because he is really in town for work so he's been busy working. I will finally be seeing him tonight and I am really looking forward to it. It's going to be a lot of fun. Adam's long hours at work are finally over, so he will even be able to join all of us. It's going to be a great weekend.


  1. I really like the new blog design! It's very happy and cheerful. :) I'm sorry about the anniversary. You are always in my thoughts and I am hoping and praying you get that phone call VERY soon.

  2. I LOVE the new blog design. It's so light and cheerful, which I think is good! Maybe it's optimistic! :)

    The person that was against IVF - do you know if it was for religious reasons? Those are the only reasons I can *kind of* understand, though I'm not religious.

    I hope you get a call soon!

  3. I love the new blog design too :)

    I think it's cool that you sent them an 'anniversary' e-mail. Did they reply?

    Here's to hoping you get 'the' call soon.

  4. Love the new blog design!

    I cannot stand people who are so quick to judge someone going through IVF but do not do the research on it nor do they take the time to listen to the persons story in regards to doing IVF.

    I did it to become a mommy. My sister donated her eggs because I have none and we all made a family. Sadly our twins didn't survive but we are fortunate to be pregnant again all due modern medicine and the help of IVF.


  5. Definitely like the new design.

    And I don't think anyone should comment on how someone decides to become a parent. It is a personal journey.

  6. I love the new design too! So fun and I love the "Hope". I hope that today you get a GREAT phone call!

  7. I love the new look! Thanks for the positive IVF vibes.

  8. The new look is great! I am thinking of you all the time. I hope you get the call soon!

  9. Thank you so so so so much for all the love and support! I have been thinking a lot about you lately too and you are one the biggest inspirations for my latest blog post! *hugs and <3*

    I am hoping hoping hoping hoping that you get a call from the agency and good news very very soon!

    Love the new design btw. Have a blast with your brother this weekend :)

  10. I love the new blog, too.

    And I am putting the vibes out their for the phone call to come in for you. You will be a WONDERFUL mother because based on your writing, you are extremely thoughtful and concerned for others unconditionally. Your comment about negativity towards IVF and feeling awful for those who have gotten that flack - well, that's really awesome of you.

    So thank YOU for YOUR support.

    All good things point from here to there. Honest.

    xo B

  11. Love the new blog design :)