To Love a Rose: An Ethiopian Adoption Journal

Friday, April 22, 2011

Earth Day, Good Friday, and Endometrial Lining

What an exciting, crazy day!  First off, it's Earth Day!  Mr. C and I had plans to plant a bunch of trees in the yard to celebrate, but our day kind of took it's own direction.  So, we'll have a late Earth Day honoring sometime soon. :-)
Next, it's Good Friday, the day we remember Jesus Christ's sacrifice of death with the promise of resurrection soon to follow:

After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfill the Scripture), “I thirst.” A jar full of sour wine stood there, so they put a sponge full of the sour wine on a hyssop branch and held it to his mouth. When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said (in a loud voice), “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. -John 19:28-30

I love that Jesus knew that he had fulfilled every promise, every prophecy, and how he has the strength to shout triumphantly that "it is finished"!  It is indeed.  And it is because of this that I do not have to live a life of sickness or pain or unhappiness.  God is so good, and I am forever grateful.

Lastly, I had my f/s (follicle study) this morning with Dr. S.  The good news is that my lining is already 8!  AWESOME!  I have three follies that are looking to be right on target (two on the right at 14 and 12, and one on the left at 11).  So, I'm going to continue stimming with Bravelle until Sunday night; then, Monday morning I'll go in for another f/s to see where things stand.

If the follies look good and my lining's still good or better; we will officially be doing our first IUI either Wednesday or Thursday!  AHHH!!!  I'm excited and a little nervous; but I've got a really good feeling about this!

The nicest thing about today was that Dr. S's office was officially out of Bravelle (which I needed by 4 p.m. for my inject) due to bad weather delaying the Fed-Ex plane this morning in Springfield.  So, Dr. S went to Fed-Ex (his wife and sister both just so happen to work there) himself and intercepted the box and met Mr. C and I downtown to give us the meds.  Not only that, but when he discovered he had forgotten one of the ampules, he took us up to his loft apartment to get it and showed us around.  How nice is that?!  How many doctors would go that out of their way for their patients and actually invite them into their homes?!  We really lucked out; he's such a nice person!

I've heard it said before, but it's so true that when you're dealing with IF there's really three people in the relationship trying to make the baby - the husband, the wife, and the IF doctor.  That's why it's so important to find someone you trust and just plain like as a person; trust me, you're going to be around them A LOT!  So, find someone with a good sense of humor and good bed-side manner, someone with lots of experience, and someone whom you wouldn't mind having a regular old conversation with on any given day.  Dr. S has certainly lived up to our expectations and then some!  I'm just so grateful that God sent us his way.

Well, that's all the news I have for today.  What are your plans for Easter?  We are going to brave the crowds and attend our church, James River Assembly.  We really love it there!  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, whatever your plans may be.

Joy, Peace, Love,

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