Saturday, November 17, 2012

OBX 2012

We took one last trip this year and debated about where we wanted to go. Well, we decided on the Outerbanks!!!! We knew we wanted to drive somewhere this time and couldn't decide on going more south or east. We knew it would be colder if we drove east but then we knew it would be beautiful in the fall time. So, since we always go somewhere tropical we decided we would do something a little different. I am so glad we did!!! We LOVED OBX!

I have some pictures from our trip that I wanted to share!

On our way to Asheville (half way stop). We drove different roads to and from OBX so we could see a little more. My favorite state to drive through was Virginia. Especially this time of year!

We get excited about tunnels:) We are the people that have to honk our horn! I didn't get a picture of the long tunnel in Norfolk, Virginia but that one was pretty neat too. We drove under the sea!

We have always heard people talk about the Biltmore Mansion so we decided to go. It made me feel like I was in a movie. It was BEAUTIFUL!!! Highly recommend! 

I love this!

On one of the trails! 

Perfect day

The visitor center! They have to have one of the cutest visitor centers.

 The view from our condo that I didn't want to leave:(

In our hot tub! I made Jarod go in it every night with me!

Homey (if that is a word) gas stations. The one we stopped at before this had a sign on the door that said, be back in 5 minutes! lol. I think they would only do this during the non-busy season.

At one of the beaches looking for wild horses!

We finally found two after walking 2 miles on the beach and sand dunes.

Just having fun! Really no one on the beach except cars driving back and forth...too bad we didn't have a 4 wheel drive. 

In duck, NC where we ate lunch.

At Jockey ridge. It felt like we were in the desert becasue there was sand everywhere!

My favorite picture of us from the trip! We didn't get many though.

Another sign. ha

We were on another barge like this waiting to go back from the island. It felt so weird to be on the ocean with our vehicle.

And it makes me wanna take a back road...... ;)

We got a thumbs up!

The beach behind our condo

Sunrise the last day in OBX

And one last picture of fall! I Love this one! 

Until our next little trip..........

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Looking Back

I wanted to do a little update on "looking back" at our first IVF. It still doesn't seem real we did IVF! I know it didn't work but we tried, we had hope, we beleived in God and are accepting that it wasn't our time. The first couple weeks I could start crying just thinking about it but I am doing MUCH better now. I will admit that first week or so after we found out we weren't pregnant I was kinda angry with God. We have been through so much and I just didn't understand. It has only been a little over a month since they transfered our little embryo but during that time I feel like I have grown through all this. I whole heartedly believe in His plan!! And can't wait till that day!

My body has been through so much and my poor ovaries have probably been stimulated a little too much this past year. We are going to take a break and sometime next year we will transfer the only two little embryos we have left. We still talk about adoption and I think we always will even if we get pregnant (hopefully:))

We talked to Dr. J about when we are ready on what we need to do. He told us about it and from the sounds of it when they do a FET (frozen embryo transfer) it is going to be like a walk in the park compared to IVF. I was surprised about how much less we will have to do. So we were both happy about that:) I did bring up to Dr. J about getting a little discouraged about this IVF not working with such a great looking embryo. Wondering if something else could be wrong, but he had no worries. He gave us some options and told us we still have two very good embryos. Which is reassuring! So....until our time I probably won't bring much "baby" stuff up. 

I do have some pictures looking back at our IVF. And in my next post I will post some pictures from a vacay we took to the OBX (Outerbanks). It was a much needed vacay and we had so much fun!!!!! We left just in time before Sandy got there. And through all of this I did make a change at work. I felt like a change was for the best and I am looking forward to being able to do more with family and friends on the week-end:) I still work on the same unit but changed my position and I DON'T have to work every other week-end 12 hours shifts!!!!!! 5 years since I have been able to say that!! Woo hoo.....happy girl here. hehe

Before surgery. I don't look nervous but I was! My heart rate is normally in the 60's and it was in the 90-100 range.

After surgery. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. You can tell I had a little medication in me.

 This was while I was on bedrest. A picture with the embryo in me.

And this was the night I had to go out in the car to take my trigger shot. I thought this was going to be my last time having a drink in 9 months:(

The guy's

With the one I love the most!!!!!