Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Change

I tried to pay for my semi-stolen Frappachino today, but Starbucks wasn't having it. Just wanted you to know!

In other news; thanks to my ridiculously generous parents who are letting us borrow the funds we need to get this party started, we have given the required deposit and set an appointment with the nurse coordinator for April 6th. In a little more than two weeks I'll have my med list, protocol, and official schedule for IVF.

IVF.

Crazy.

The money aspect still makes me nervous, especially during this flailing economy. Our plan was to purchase a lot and build our first home this spring, not buy an attempt at having a child.

But plans change.

And of course there is the unavoidable anxiety of having a child. Whether you plan a pregnancy that happens naturally or a pregnancy that costs you a large sum of time and money to achieve, a baby is a baby, and it's a huge change. So when you add up that expected huge change, plus the huge bill that comes with the huge change, plus the possibility of being left with a huge bill as your only change if it doesn't work...it's scary.

But life is full of huge changes, and we don't get to pick and choose which ones we want to experience. So it's a good thing that in this unpredictable world, God doesn't change. He's the same today as He was yesterday, constant, unwavering, and in complete control.

The only thing that never changes.

“Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.”
-Author Unknown

9 comments:

Robin said...

Congratulations! It's really not a bad process. You'll be surprised at how easy it all is. Just take it one day at a time. I'll be praying for you!

Jennifer said...

That's wonderful news! You have an excellent support system in your family and friends :-) Best of luck to you!

Stephanie said...

How wonderful!!
Take it one day at a time!
I will be praying for you guys!!

mrsmiller2007 said...

I'm so excited for you guys!!!!! What nice parents you have, I wish ours could afford to do that for us. I really hope it works for you guys.

Hoping for our own Peanut said...

yay for getting your ivf party started.

i totally agree on the ivf cost and tanking economy. its terrifying to spend so much on a procedure with no guarantee.

that being said, your positive attitude, strong relationship, and lots of prayers will get your that bfp on the first try. i am sure of it.

Hillary said...

Amen! I'm excited for your IVF cycle too! :)

WantWait&Pray said...

Wow, I missed this post of yours. GOOD LUCK! What a blessing to get to charge ahead- looks like we could be cycle buddies?

Alexis said...

So exciting and yet completely so much to take in. Lean on God and trust His plan. Keep us posted!

JackieMac said...

It is really happening - I am so excited for you. Good Luck.