Sunday, May 25, 2008

No baby talk...

The Lord is answering my prayers...with each passing day I feel better. I feel like I'm getting back to my old self...the way I was before starting all of the hormones. I feel happy!

Alex took me to Memphis for the weekend. It was nice to just get away - even if it was only for two days. I told him while there, we couldn't mention IVF, babies, doctors, etc...and we actually stuck to it! It was nice. Come to find out, there are other things to talk about! I guess you forget that when your focus for two years straight has been baby-making.

I've packed away all of the needles and medications. We're taking time off before starting another cycle. I want to lose the 10 lbs that I gained while on the hormones as well as a few extra pounds that I gained pre-IVF. I'm joining a group of women that run several times a week...starts the beginning of June. I'm excited about it!

Thank you all for your sweet comments.

I'll continue posting, it just won't be about babies for a little while. :)

Love you all,
Jill

16 comments:

Wishing 4 One said...

Good for you. We did the same thing after all our failed cycles, travelled a bit, didn't talk about it too much, tried to keep ourselves busy with the other things we love.

Anyway i am glad you feel good and wishing you success at your running and weight loss too.

PJ said...

Yay! Sounds like you are in a healthy mode right now, with the trip and with the plans to loose a few. It's good to NOT think about it for a while.

I'm not taking a break, but I am about to embark on 9 weeks of summer vacation (yes, I am bragging), and I think it will be a LOT easier to eat healthy and walk/exercise more. Of course, that'll make it hard to get my mind off of things. Idle minds...

Enjoy what's left of what I hope is a long weekend for ya! :)

BB and MTB said...

So happy to read that you are finding some peace! Memphis is a lovely city and a great place to explore. My MIL grew up in Memphis and over the holidays this past year, we spent a day exploring all her old haunts. I had never tasted Corkey's before - YUUUUMMMMMY!!!

I hope you have many more terrific weekend getaways!!

sara said...

Hey thanks for the sweet comments. I'm glad you had a nice weekend in Memphis with your husband. The running has me drooling, I used to run like 5 miles a day before our IVF, I miss it. But I don't want to sound like I'm complaining...I'm totally not sweetie. Good for you for taking a break and still posting about non baby stuff, I still love to hear how you're doing each step of the way...fertility stuff or vacations or anything. So yes, please keep posting! hugs!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you did have a great 2 days away with just Alex!!! I am very excited about your running group and a tiny bit jealous, as you know! :) I'm very excited for you! Luv u both. ab

Kristen said...

I am so proud of you for doing that. :) Good for you! I hope you enjoy your travels, running, and other things. Go shopping and do some fun girl stuff too!
I can't wait to hear about your fun things you do.

Still praying for you!

Elaine said...

I am so relieved to read that you are feeling better. Sometimes there is nothing better than a mini-vacation to give you a little R & R (emotionally and physically.) Kudos to you for joining a running group. I always wanted to be one of those people, but I just dont like to exercise!!!! I hope you had a great weekend! Still praying for you guys!

Elaine said...

I am so relieved to read that you are feeling better. Sometimes there is nothing better than a mini-vacation to give you a little R & R (emotionally and physically.) Kudos to you for joining a running group. I always wanted to be one of those people, but I just dont like to exercise!!!! I hope you had a great weekend! Still praying for you guys!

Hope2morrow said...

Taking a break heals the spirit, and I'm glad you have decided to allow yourself the time. Good luck with running! I wish I could be as motivated. I bet it helps you physically and mentally!

Hope said...

Catching your breath is always a good thing. Hope you have a great week and enjoy the peace.

Kymberli said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, Jill! I hope that your break is fulfilling and re-energizing so you can come back stronger and battle-ready.

I will surely keep you and Alex in my continued prayers!

Jennifer said...

Good for you for having the courage to take time and step back. Because that's exactly what it takes... a whole lotta courage!

I know you'll do great with losing the weight and you will feel so much better! I'm in the process of trying to get off that last 10 lbs I put on after my ectopic surgery. It's not as easy as it used to be!

Rebekah said...

Just now found your blog and catching up. Know you're among friends who feel your heart...truly. My husband and I took 4 months "off" in the beginning of the year to re-focus and heal. At the end of the four months we decided no more doctors and instead headed toward adoption. I look forward to reading more about your journey to see where God takes it. And I hear you on no baby talk for awhile!

Mel said...

I am so glad to read this... I continue to pray for you and hope this well deserved break is just fantastic.
*hugs*

Polly Gamwich said...

Hugs to you while you're in this place on your journey.

Wishing 4 One said...

Thanks so much for your comment. You are really sweet and I appreciate it so very much. HUGS to you my friend.