Monday, December 21, 2009

The Results are in!!

We are happy to announce that an addition to the Wood Family is expected in late August!!  Eric, Mikayla, Gavin, and myself are overjoyed and very excited for the next several months.  We have been very blessed that the in vitro process has been very smooth and without complication and with a POSITIVE result.  We thank everyone for there prayers, well wishes and thoughts.  I will continue to post updates and new pictures and will keep everyone up to date :o)..

Love to all.. and From our family to yours, MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

p.s.  Thank you soo much for the wonderful christmas cards.. This year I have not sent any out and I am sorry for that ~ but please know that all of you are in our hearts and minds not only during this time but throughout the year!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

A nice night

Tonight we spent the evening at Eric's grandparents house to celebrate an early Christmas.  It was a nice night with dinner and conversation.  We were surprised that his grandfather, who has been diagnosed with alzheimers, has gotten much worse since the last time we saw him about two months ago.  It is a very sad time for his family as they watch this strong man start withering both mind and body.  But, it was a nice night being able to talk with his grandmother, aunt and uncle, and cousin.  We do not get together nearly enough.

As for us, the kiddos are getting excited for Christmas and our trip to Louisville later in the week.  I hope the weather will allow for save travel!!  Our wait for the BIG news is almost done.. It has been such a mind game over the past two weeks.. Trying to think if I am feeling any different, what each twinge means, and really is it possible that this has actually worked.  But the wait is almost over so I am trying to relax and to go with the flow.

I hope everyone is getting ready for a fun filled week with Christmas!

Love to All!!


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The wait is half over...

5 more days until test day...  I think I have kept my calm pretty good and have tried to stay busy to help the time pass...  I really don't have any signs yet one way or the other, but I am very tired.. 

I am sorry to say that I am not baking alot of cookies this year.. maybe just a batch or two...

I hope all is well with everyone and everyone is enjoy the last few days until Christmas is in full swing..


Sunday, December 13, 2009

Still Waiting....

Just checking in to say Hello!!! 

It has been a lazy weekend for the Wood Family..  Watching movies, football games, and Gavin's Basketball game and practice.  I love lazy weekends!!

I got a brief word from Jessica that Chris arrived safe and sound to his family in New York.. We are thankful that he is safe and will be enjoying some family time for the next couple of weeks. 

I think today I will try to figure out what I am going to bake this Christmas.. Does anyone have any new recipes??

Love to all!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

The process has been completed.. Now the WAIT!!

We transfered two wonderful blasts today around 2:30pm.  It was a very fast proceedure that went as well as we wanted.  Now we just wait until the 21st for the pregnancy test and then about 2 weeks after that if it is positive then we will do an ultrasound to make sure there is a viable fetus.  It has been an amazing journey but we are glad we are at one of the final stages, which is really one of the first stages, but you know what I mean..

I'm off to bed and will update soon!


Stepping away from Google

For the past 3 months I have spent relentless hours googling different things about infertility, IVF, embryo transfers, medications, embryo grading, the dreaded 2ww (2 week wait for pregnancy test), symptoms, and almost everything else that anyone can think of.  Today I am proud to say that my name is Michelle and I'm a googling addict and I am stepping away from the computer not really, just feel I have educated myself enough to be at peace. 

So hopefully this blog will soon turn from just an update on our IVF journey into more of a life and times journal of our crazy family down in Northwest Arkansas.  I believe we are at peace that we have done all that we can do and now it is up to what is ment to be.  I know that if it is ment to be then it will be, nothing more and nothing less.  Oh how wonderful inner peace is... You might have to remind me of this over the next few days and weeks!  I am sure I will have a relapse of anxiety and fear, but for now peace.

Love to all!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

One More Day

At around 1:45 tomorrow we will be pregnant until proven otherwise... Such a bold statement, but that is going to be my mind set during the next few weeks.  Fertilization report today showed:  4 grade 3 embryos, one has stopped dividing and has demised.  We are thankful for the remaining 4 and hope to implant the best 2 tomorrow.  It would be wonderful if the other 2 make it to cyropreservation (freezing for possible future use).

I am looking forward to a few days of rest after all is said and done. 

Nothing too exciting tonight..  I am tired, anxious, nervous, and excited!

Love to all!