Well it's a start to a new journey, a new beginning, a new adventure. So many changes has happened in the past 2 months I don't know where to begin. First off let me get the general news out of the way, Joey and I are still NOT pregnant but it was nice to take the summer off from all the doctor appts and being poked by needles every other day. Now that summer is coming to an end and I was offered an full-time position at my school we will have better benefits and will no longer have to pay for blood work (saving us a grand total of..... drumroll please...... $300.00 a month) In the grand scheme of things that does not seem like a lot but I'll take it :) Our new benefits begin October 1, 2013 and we are going to try another IUI that month, 5th ones a charm..... right????
Like I mentioned above I am now full-time in my school district YAY!!!! I love my school so much and the people I work with is what makes the position over the top wonderful. When I go to work it doesn't seem like work, it's something I look forward to going to M-F. I could not ask for a better counseling department to work with. But there is a downside of getting the full-time position, since we live 120 miles from Newport I am no longer able to make that drive )I've done it for two years and I have killed me everyday) jk it was not that bad but I'm over it. So Joey and I are moving to OC..... Leaving SD is one of the hardest things I've ever had to do, this is my home, I love it here, I'm so sad to be moving, Buttttt it's only an hour away and it's for the best, It's what we are meant to do right now. Everything has gone so smoothly with me getting this position and us finding a condo I know this is God's plan for us right now. It's bitter/sweet for sure.
Back to baby news, once again everyone is pregnant but only now it's tenfold. It's now my good friends and family members, before it was only random people I saw on the streets and at church or friends of friends but now it's people I have to interact with, people I see on a weekly basis, discussions I must engage in and overhear. I feel like I have gotten so much better with it though, I still don't want to discuss their pregnancy but I'm okay to be around them a little more. I have some friends who I know are scared to talk about the "baby subject" around me but I smile with the approval that I'm okay. Oh that reminds me, I had the nicest thing happen the other day. One of my co-workers and his wife recently found out they were having a baby and wanted to make the "FB announcement", but before they did they reached out to Joey and I to let us know first and give their encouragement to us. I just thought that was so sweet. We are not super close friends but rather than us seeing it on FB they went out of their way to express their empathy and just give us an FYI.
One last IUI in October, that will probably be the last one before moving on to IVF. Now that we are moving I will need to find a new fertility specialist which I am okay with. I liked Dr. Lori Arnold but with all the money we paid her with no success I don't think it will hurt to try someone new. I will try and update my blog a little more often, I know I am not very good about it, hehe. Well I'm off to enjoy the last week of my summer break with my hubby :) xoxo