Thursday, August 26, 2010

Financing IVF

A friend of mine sent me this article this week. There are reasons that I have become more public about my IVF. I think it does help people to understand how expensive that it is and that insurance doesn't cover many of the costs. I've said it before but we are SO blessed to have such wonderful friends who are planning a fundraiser for us which is taking off a lot of the "pressure" of financing. We are also blessed to have parents who really want grand kids and are willing to help out. My heart goes out to SO many couples who are forced to give up their dream of having their own children because of the expense. It's not fair! We're still kind of playing the waiting game for our IVF, along with getting our finances and insurance in order. Happy Friday everyone, we're headed to the state fair! One last big hurrah for the Summer but another 3 day weekend! Smart and Trendy Moms

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Wedding Anniversary

This coming Sunday my husband and I will be celebrating our one year anniversary. Our wedding was BEAUTIFUL, the weather was perfect, everything went off without a hitch and most importantly it was the happiest day of my life thus far. I could not have asked for a more loving, caring, understanding, and supportive husband. All of which I have needed a lot of this last year! Learning of my medical condition and going through a major surgery this past year has given us a huge challenge. I think what I love most about our marriage is how we handled it. Everyone says that marriages have good years and bad years and overall this year was a good year. We learned a lot about each other and handled things the best we could. While I hope that the next year of our marriage is blessed with the news of having our own baby, I don't have total control over it! For right now I will just be happy with remembering my wedding, honeymoon, and first year of marriage with fondness. I love you sweetie with all of my heart and I can't wait for many, many more anniversaries with you!
Smart and Trendy Moms

Thursday, August 12, 2010


Work is stressful, money is stressful, the humidity has been about 75% for the last week, I'm dieting and craving sweets. . . thank GOODNESS tomorrow is Friday!!!!! (Oh, darn, it's Friday the 13th) Ha!
Smart and Trendy Moms

Sunday, August 8, 2010


I'm starting to get the hang of this blogging thing, learning every day. I have found a lot of helpful blogs and advice at this site - so thank you!
As I am just beginning my journey of IVF there are so many questions and emotions running through my mind. Will it hurt? Will it work? What will I do if it does not work?
At this point I have just chosen to stay positive and go in with the attitude of "if it is meant to be it's meant to be." Don't get me wrong there is also part of me that is just terrified as to how I will react if it doesn't work. Will I feel like I let people down? Will I feel resentful that I will never have a child of my own?
At no one's fault, I don't have many people that I know personally going through similar situations so It's been so helpful to reach out to the IF world through blogging. Thanks to everyone who shares their very personal journey in hopes that it will help others.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

The Waiting Game

This isn't the first and certainly won't be the last waiting period but we are kind of at a stand still for IVF. Seems like infertility is filled with waiting periods; the ultimate being waiting for a baby! I am done with my lupron shots. Now I have to wait a couple cycles until they can test my hormones; which ultimately is very important because it will determine whether we qualify for a cost sharing program or not. We are taking this time to save money, get in shape, and just enjoy our time together. We are trying to squeeze every last ounce out of what Summer is left! Everyone have a great weekend! Smart and Trendy Moms