Here’s a run down on our world right now.
We are trying to have another baby. For those of you who don’t know us personally, Cooper is an Invetro baby that we were VERY fortunate to conceive with our very first invetro attempt. We transfered two embryos, and Cooper stayed. After we made Cooper, we were left with four frozen embryos that in a perfect world would have completed the rest of our family with how many ever children God had in-store for us. Over the past few months we have went through a second invetro attempt and did not conceive with any of the frozen embryos. That brings us to now. We had always said that we wouldn’t start over, that if those four embryos didn’t give us another baby, we were done. Well… now we’ve changed our minds and are beginning the invetro process back at square one. This means a month of injections and pills, a surgery for egg retrieval, and hopefully an embryo transfer the middle of July. The failure of the last procedure just reminds us what a miracle it is that we have Cooper. Our fertility issues have never been a secret. I have known since I was 15 (a botched appendix surgery) that my only option for having kids would be invetro. I do feel blessed that we are not one of those couples that tried and tried for years only to be left with invetro as a last resort. I had ten years to come to grips with maybe not having kids, and Otey had all the info before making the decision to marry me. It’s odd that it seems more urgent to me now than it did before Cooper. I guess just knowing how great it is to be a Mom makes me realize what I’m missing if we don’t get pregnant again. If it’s not God’s plan for us to have another baby… we will be fine. We will continue to count our blessings that we have Cooper and remember what a gift he is. If you are of the praying nature… please remember us and Dr.Penney in your prayers over the next month. Also, in between now and the transfer, I will need to make about ten trips to the fertility clinic (three hours away), we are going to be in New York for four days, I have a three day rodeo in Minnesota, I have multiple photo shoots, our current house must be spotless for the realtor to show, and we are closing on our new house. Can you say… AHHHHHHHH!
Stormi - You know I wish you all the best. I am sure I will be in Missouri at some point in time over the next couple of weeks. If you care to give me your scheduled dates I will try to be in Missouri and you can invade Darrels house with me and take a few pictures of the Stud (that would be the 4 legged kind)…by the way did you read my blog where I got to ride La Jolla? Talk about amazing.
Jenny James - I will be praying for you! I know what the whole fertility problem is all about. I wish you the best. I guess you could say I am one of your blog stalkers. I always enjoy reading what’s going on in your busy world. Although sometimes I do feel like it is weird to being looking in on someone elses life. Hope you don’t think I am some weirdo!