Thursday, April 24, 2008

Deep breath

"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." -Ferris Bueller in Ferris Bueller's Day Off

-This week has been REVIVAL at church. I haven't been able to go as much as I would have liked, but the time that I have been it has been great. Our church needs a revival of spirits. We have had Randy White, a pastor in Katy, and Clay Crosse, Christian praise artist at the church all week. Clay Crosse is amazing and Dr. White is a fantastically opinionated speaker who will get you pumped up for change, exactly what we need! If you don't know Clay Crosse, look him up and read his is unbelievable!

-We're headed to Uvalde this weekend for a dear friend's engagement party. I am so excited for a few reasons...first, I just love going home and don't get to do it nearly as often as I would like. I need this trip. Also, I love seeing all of my friends when we have get-togethers like this. Our high school class was unusually close and have stayed that way the last 10 years. Any time there is a wedding, engagement party, or the like we all take advantage of the time to see each other and it's great! I have a couple of friends who have found out recently they were preggers, so I can't wait to see them!

-Less than 30 days left in school and I can't wait. It's not that I have had a bad year or anything; it's actually been really great. I just have so many great things planned for this summer: a trip to Kansas City, an Emmaus walk, lots of painting and house work, an extended visit to my parents' and whatever else comes my way.

-I suppose what is causing the need for the deep breaths are all that is going on in our fertility life. Yesterday we were in Lubbock again at the doctor for a baseline ultrasound. Things looked great and we were given the go ahead for our first round of Clomid, which starts today. Monday I go in for an HSG (hysterosalpingogram) to make sure everything is clear and open and there are no blockages. Then, Friday we go back (yes, to Lubbock AGAIN) for another ultrasound to make sure everything is developing the way it should be. So, we are moving in a forward direction and it is exciting, but a little overwhelming. In the middle of all of that I have to take meds, give myself a shot, make dr.'s appointments, take off of work, plan for substitutes, rearrange previous appointments, negotiate timing with the pharmacy phone calls, and on and on and on. But in the end, it is ALL worth it! The day I can tell Richard we are pregnant, I know all of this stress and busyness will fall aside and I won't remember a day of it.


  1. So much happening! So exciting!

    Praying for the fertility "stuff" (like my medical lingo?). Oh, I can't wait to hear that you're going to be a mommy!!!

    And I think all the trips and phone calls trying to get pregnant are getting you ready for when your baby's here. You're on the phone with the pediatrician, the pharmacy, the insurance, all while holding a screaming baby. :-) Just think of all the experience you're getting!

  2. 24 days to be exact Char! But who is counting?

    Have a great time in Uvalde. Wave to Menard on your way through!

    Praying for a Jenkin's baby to be on the way ASAP!

  3. I know God is crafting my little neice/nephew right now!!! I can't wait for that phone call!!! Iam praying daily!

  4. We are praying for little baby Jenkins too! Yall are doing an unbelievable job hanging in there and being poitive!

    About the Emmaus Walk... Are you going on one or serving on one??? Ricky and I are giving the Marriage Talk on a Chrysalis Walk this summer :) EXCITING!

  5. i can't wait for that day either!!

  6. that day will arrive before you even know it! have fun at home... I too love going home! it is the best!

  7. I am so excited for y'all....there is nothing like going home...for fun and RELAXATION...about is almost over...I can remember those days...I was more excited than the kids I thought...

    about your trips to Lubbock..I am so excited for you ... I know it has to be stressfull...but you are right it will be worth it...You are still in my thoughts and prayers...steph

  8. you shouldn't take pictures of ferris when he's in the shower what would your husband think?

  9. girl, i am cheering for you and sending up TONS of prayers! if you EVER need anything, please don't ever hesitate to vent/ask/share joy or whatever! i have been there, so i know the heart aches and have been through the tests. (the HSG is not bad, you'll do great! and you get immediate answers!) the clomid turned me into a BEAST--but obviously was WELL worth it! i truly believe in PRAYER, and positive keep that head up and laugh a LOT! love you! suz


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