So, we're back in the waiting mode, but feeling really hopeful. We are guaranteed two transfers now that we have our third embryo, and we have higher quality embryos than either of the embryos we transferred last fall.
If you would be willing to pray for us (even though we're being stingy the details of our calendar) here's what we need:
- Babies. Clearly, we want babies. So if you could be praying for us to have at least twins with this pregnancy, that would be awesome. We have both always wanted a big family, and our infertility almost killed that dream. We don't just want a baby. We want babies!
- Finances. Always finances. Michael just started a new job a few weeks ago. He was laid off two days before we left for our retrieval and has decided to get out of project management altogether. So, he's working now in sales for a company that fixes foundation problems. (If your basement has water in it or has cracks, give Michael a call!) Anyway, his job is 100% commission now. I know he will be amazing because he works so hard and puts a gazillion and one percent of himself into his job. He's a rock star. But it would just be nice if we could have a consistent income to be able to pay off our mountains of medical bills and sales is hard...especially at the beginning. Plus, there's more financial commitment that comes with the actual transfer. If it tells you anything, our Plan A for paying off our debt is to win the lottery. So while you're praying for our finances, could you just pray for my husband? He's such a gift to me, and has been under a lot of stress with our debt and wanting to be able to provide for us.
- Faith. Pray that we would continue to put our faith and trust in Him. This morning at church I wept at the realization that these three babies...the only three babies I will likely ever be able to create with my husband, the most precious things I will ever have in this life...aren't mine. They belong to Him, and somehow He loves them more than I do. And I have to trust that His ways are best.