Thursday, July 23, 2009

Heat? What heat?

Excellent! So, let’s break all the Arizona heat records dating back to the 1800's the ONE summer I’m pregnant. Fantastic! UGH!!!

Also, I would like to say that I HATE iron supplements!!! That and the prenatal vitamins are just a nasty mix for my poor "anemiac" system! I've been iron deficient my whole life, but apparently it's become more of an issue lately because of the pregnancy. I truly can't bring myself to eat any larger quantities of spinach and red meat, BUT on the bright side, thank goodness all the IVF treatment stuff is behind us---that makes me extremely grateful for any of my super minor pregnancy issues!

We were talking the other night about secondary infertility and how/when we will continue to grow our family. Unless we have medical coverage to help offset some of the costs associated with IVF/ICSI, it's very likely that we'll never be able to afford having another biological child. That makes every day an issue of trust. Do we trust Him or are we trusting ourselves. I hope and pray that every day we're choosing the first. Even thought it's incredibly difficult and it feels like it'll never end, there is always hope! It's comforting to know that God will provide everything we need (including the children we long for) in His time. AND, a friend of mine from highschool ended up going to the Czech Republic for IVF--I guess it's quite a bit cheaper to seek treatments in Europe. Wow, kind of a neat "vacation/traveling" alternative...never would've thought of doing something like that


  1. I am also anemic and have been my whole life. The iron supplements are bad but I have found one that does the trick without any side effects. It's over the counter and it's called Slow Fe. No constipation, no nausea, no anything. Try it, it works. Sorry about the heat. I'm sitting here sweating in my bedroom and the air is as low as it will go.

  2. I'm sorry it's so hot! You must be really uncomfortable. Yeah, Iron suppliments suck, but it's nothing compared to the battle that we we through to get here!!

  3. Ugh, iron is the worst! And I'm so sorru about all of the awful heat. Hang in there!

  4. I'm with you on most likely not being able to afford going thu another IVF cycle. I now have a 9 month old daughter after our first IVF worked and am now a stay at home unless we have one good swimmer she may be our only child...which is fine by me, we are blessed and lucky to have her.
    Have fun with your pregnancy!


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