Friday, June 28, 2013

Whoo! A raise!


I'm getting a raise! Also know as words I have not said since the beginning of the Recession.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Things are rockin' along...

So far, this part of the IVF journey has been pretty positive. We are able to get 8 eggs to mature instead of the 5 that we estimated before the retrieval procedure. Tomorrow morning is our transfer appointment and then we wait.  I guess since we’re novices at this, every bit of news that seems slightly positive is a big deal to us. We’re actually getting excited that this will work and we will indeed have a little come next spring.

On the money front, we’re trying to save a little and pay a little for the next six months. Our focus is on paying back Mr. M’s parents, saving up for a car and saving for our little one.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Here we go...

So here we are  the night before my surgery. My fingers are crossed that all will go well and our dreams will come true next week.

Say a prayer for us.

God was smiling down on us as the car ended up only costing $848 instead of the estimated $3,500 that we thought on Monday. Hopefully, my car will last a few more years so we can save up for its replacement.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Jesus Take The Wheel

It's funny but that's the phrase my yoga instructor used today. I've confided in her about IVF (to make sure that I don't go into a pose in class that could hurt my chances) and she has been extremely helpful these past few days.

How I felt when they told me about my car.
She was saying this to me after I told her that my car died yesterday and we may have to get another car ASAP which is not in our financial plan. Our original plan was to start saving up to replace my car next month and get at least half of the cost of a car by next summer. Due to my extensive traveling, I have to have a reliable car and now my husband's car has become my car.

Sigh. If it's not one's another.

I'm still on medicine and had to order more (more $$) this week. Everything was rocking along until yesterday and now I can't eat solid foods. While it has been great on the diet, I'm just tired of feeling sick.

Every day I pray that this works. It has to work.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Waiting To Start...

I didn’t realize how large the gap was between my last post and today until I logged on this afternoon.

Mr. M and I have been extremely busy saving for our IVF cycle along with working and trying to live a “normal” life. We just started to pay for all the drugs and procedures this week {all in cash} and hit more road blocks than I even imagined. First – our drugs were more than the estimate they gave us in February by $1,700 {JUST a little off}. Second, I learned that you can’t spend more than a set amount from your debit card before the bank shuts down on your account {clearly…I never been on a shopping spree} so we’ve had a hell of time trying to pay for the drugs we could afford. Lastly, the drugs that had to be order on-line and shipped to me have been stopped due to Tropical Storm Andrea.

I’m not even on the drugs and my emotions are all over the place.

We really need for this to work. I’d really like to start saving not to have a baby but for our baby’s future.