Thursday, November 28, 2013


Wow! It's Thanksgiving and I have so much to be thankful for! I try to live a life with my heart always thankful! I thank God every morning for ALL he has done for us and all he is going to do! But this day, that is set a part to be thankful, I am overwhelmed with God's greatness! Don't get me wrong....I've gone through some rough times. I lost my baby brother several years ago when he was 17. It's hard! Even almost 10 years later it's still hard!! The pain doesn't go away, but I'm thankful for the fact that Jesus died on the cross so that we can live eternally with him if we accept him into our hearts! I'm thankful that my brother chose to do so and lived a life loving God and that, that means, someday, I will get to see him again! I like to think that he watches us and is sad when we are sad, and happy when we are happy. Holidays are always a bit hard, as well as every time I have a baby. My oldest was 3 months old when he passed, but those short months that he got to be an uncle, he was so excited! He was going to make the funnest, coolest uncle ever and I'm sad that he didn't get to do that for long! So, as it's only 8 days away from getting two precious jewels put into my womb, I'm happy, excited, and sad all at the same time. I like to think that he is proud for where we are and how we love the orphans and bring them into our home and love them as ours. We are all grafted into God's family and now we have 7 amazing kids grafted into our family! Hope you are all have a blessed Thanksgiving, no matter where you are in life!!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

10 days and counting!

Today I go for my last sono until I get to LA. Please pray that my uterus lining is the right thickness. It wasn't quite thick enough last time and had to up my estrogen. I really don't want to have to up it anymore! Can't believe in 10 days we will know a little more of what God has in store for us and will have 2 precious babies in my belly!!! Also, please pray for health! A lot of people are sick and we are praying against it and using essential oils!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Round 2..

Tonight I had my second estrogen shot, not fun, but it was easier than the first. Tomorrow I have a sono to measure my uteran lining.... Please pray everything looks good!

As a praise report, one of my husbands co-workers had enough frequent flier miles to get us two tickets for less than the price of one. Huge blessing. Thank you John Rutz!! One step at a time The Lord is Providing!!

Friday, November 15, 2013

3 Weeks and 1st shot

Can't believe that in 3 short weeks we will get to see part of what the Lord has for us. They will thaw 2 embryo's to start with. If they both survive the thaw and are good they will be implanted and then will have to wait to see how many implant. I'm trying to prepare myself that one or more might not be viable after thawing and that only one or none may implant and just trust that God knows best and if they get to go straight to heaven than I need to be okay with that. They are his from the beginning and we will love and cherish however many he chooses to live life with us. I'm simply excited to be on this journey with God.

Today I got my first estrogen shot! Thankfully, the needle that I thought was going to be used, was actually the draw needle, not the one used to inject, and the inject one was smaller. I have to say though....I was super nervous and was freaking out a bit! I iced the spot for a few minutes, we prayed, and with my Husbands awesome skills it was almost PAINLESS!! I'm so RELIEVED!!! THANK YOU JESUS!!!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Last BCP and a Typhoon

Good news -  Today was my last day to take birth control!!

Sad news -  Today we also learned that an estimated 10,000 Filipinos died from a Typhoon! Lord have mercy on the whole nation! We do not know if our genetic embryo donors were there or not, but it makes having them in our possession safe in California all the more precious! The Lord's timing is perfect!! I can't wait to hold them and love them!!!

Friday, November 8, 2013


So everything looked good so we are going forward!!!! Here is my schedule!!!!

Sunday 11/10 - Last birth control pill
Friday 11/15 - Start Delestrogen and Doxycycline(2 a day for a week)
Monday 11/18 - Delestrogen
Tuesday 11/19 - Sono and Hormone check
Friday 11/22 - Delestrogen
Monday 11/25 - Delestrogen
Tuesday 11/26 - Sono and Hormone check
Friday 11/29 - Delestrogen
Sunday 12/1 - Start progesterone daily
Monday 12/2 - Delestrogen 
Friday 12/6 - FET!!!!!!!!

Would appreciate prayers that my body responds to the drugs well and all the test going forward pass with flying colors!! And that financial provision will be there for all the charges! Thank you everyone for all your support and prayers! I can't express enough how crucial it is and we are super appreciative!!!


Thursday, November 7, 2013

And it begins....

So, today I got a sonogram scheduled for TOMORROW! It's just to see and make sure that everything looks good and there aren't any issues before starting the regime for the next couple weeks leading up to the FET! I'm all kids of anxious! Excited and Nervous! Lord please help me to have a beautiful uterus with no complications of any sort!!! Please pray for my nerves and that everything looks good. The nurse is going to go over my schedule after they get the results from the sonogram and blood work to check my estrogen levels.  Also, I had to pay for all the medications to prepare my body to accept 2 sweet embies! So, please pray for finances! We are almost out of our current funds and with so many things coming up, I'm trying not to stress! I'm trusting the Lord that we will not have to go into debt to save these babies, but we will because LIFE is worth it! On a good note....a friend is going to be able to go with me and she even has family near by!!! Such a blessing to have her go with me!! Thank you all for your support! We covet your prayers!! I will update tomorrow after I know more. Hopefully good things!!!!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

We have a DATE!!!

So today I got to talk to the RE Nurse and set a date for the FET!!! We have 5 - 5day AAA and 1 - 6 day BBB.  This is not one of our actual embryos, but what they look similar too!

We are set to do the FET on December 6th, 2013
In 4 and a half weeks, Lord willing, I will be pregnant!! Hopefully with twins!!
If all goes according to plan I will have a due date of
Twins: August 2nd
Singleton: August 24th
I can't wait to carry one or two of our Filipino babies!!! Pregnancy in and of its self is amazing, but to be able to be saving 6 lives and have the joys of carrying them in my womb is OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!

I will be getting a calendar of events, so to speak, from the nurse very soon. I need to see if my OB office can do same day lab results to the CA clinic, or if I need to find a different place to do my blood work and ultrasounds. I will post my schedule as soon as I know it. Hoping I'll get it tomorrow, but trying to just relax and enjoy the news of  the day!!


Please pray for:
1.) Things to get figured out with where to get the labs and ultra sounds done tomorrow.
2.) Everything to go smooth with my body. My body responding to the drugs right and to pass all the tests with flying colors with no hang ups.
3.) For FINANCES! We have been very blessed so far, but we still need several thousand in a matter of a few weeks! I know my God can do it, but it's hard not to be nervous!!!

Thank you all for going along this crazy journey with us!!! 

Monday, November 4, 2013

We have 11 kids now!!!

Friday it was official!! The 6 Filipino embryos are OURS!!! So with our current children we have 11 kids!! It will be interesting to see how many the Lord takes and how many he places with us to parent! Now just to wait till the RE nurse gets the plan and dates to me when I can have the FET!! Hoping and praying it will be today, but trying not to have to high an expectation!! Thank you for all your prayers and supports! Keep them coming!!