Wednesday, May 7, 2008

is it over yet?

Wow. Where to start?

Let's see. We closed on our lovely old house on Wednesday and moved out Thursday. We did not close on the new house Thursday but the builder let us move our stuff in. I'll post some lovely pics from moving day when I get to my computer. We spent the weekend in Lawton with my family at Resort de Greenhaw, as I like to call it. Pics to come from that adventure as well. I headed back to the city Monday with Heath to get Power of Attorny so that I could sign for him at closing, then I sent him back on his way to Chicago. I've since been homeless staying with friends and family and just found out about an hour ago that we're closing on our house TODAY! Praise God! I was just hoping for the end of the week at best!

My wonderful sister is coming up from Dallas to stay with me for the rest of the week. I'll be using her mad decorating skills to help with the new pad, but I'm also thankful I won't be sleeping in the new house alone tonight. Ahhh, tonight! I'm so excited I'll be in my new house TONIGHT!

And....finally some developments on the fertility front. I had my first appointment with the RE today. Courtney went with me and it was so good to have her there for moral support. It went really well and I really liked Dr. H. He was extremely personable and spent tons of time talking to me. Dr. H said that with Heath's morphology being 0%, there is very very little chance we could ever get pregnant naturally. He's also extremely confident that my reproductive system is functioning quite well. So, our three options are:

1.) Do IUI (intra-uterine insemination) for a few cycles and then IVF. But, Dr. H has never seen anyone with 0% morph get pg through IU and the chances of it happening are as low as 2%. So, basically even though IUI is cheaper, in the long run we'd end up doing IVF anyway.
2.) Do IVF with ICSI now.
3.) Use donor sperm. This is definitely not an option for us now.

So, as soon as we close on the house, I'm going to start working on the financing for IVF. I'm a little worried about the timing considering we just took out a mortgage and we're also planning on taking a personal loan. But, we'll see what we can do. If all goes well, we'll be starting IVF in July!

So, today's been a big day! I feel like today is the start of a whole new chapter in our lives and I'm really excited about it. As much as this last month and a half has been really tough, it's also been a really good experience. Yesterday, I couldn't help but be joyful thinking about how blessed we are. I've had people coming out of the woodwork to offer up their homes, their beds and their time to help us out during this experience. I always knew I was surrounded by amazing people, but these last few days I've really had to sit down and thank God tremendously for the angels He's put in our life.


Sea Squared said...

YAY for closing today!! How exciting! I'm so glad things are finally looking up for you - I've kept you in my prayers.

Kristal said...

Congratulations!!! How exciting to sleep in your new house. ;)

And good luck working everything out for IVF - I'll be thinking of you!

Leslie G said...

Whew! Can't wait to see pics of your new place! I miss your pretty ho face around the nest!

dancerdiva said...

Congrats on the closing! You'll be sleeping in new digs tonight! Pics! Pics! Pics! please!

coco le'shea said...

yay, one more hour! glad i could be your moral support today! :) love you!

marital.bless said...

Oh my goodness girl! What an eventful week you've already had! Congrats on closing day, today! I'll be praying for the development of you IVF financing.

The Bullard's said...

I am so happy that you will be in your house tonight! How exciting!!!! I can not wait to come and see it! Drink a glass of wine for me to celebrate. Love you! PS I have faith that you will have a baby in your arms sooner than you think!