Catching Our Rainbow

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Game Plan

on November 28, 2012

First, I want to sincerely thank you all for the encouraging comments you left on yesterday’s post. I’ve been feeling a little down and discouraged, and your comments lifted me right up. I love this community so much.

As I mentioned in my last post, we are going to resume TTC on my next cycle, hoping beyond hope that we can conceive and I can have a viable pregnancy without going to see a specialist. I’m currently on CD20 of my third cycle after my last mc.  Usually, this means that I will be ovulating soon and should be expecting my period in about two weeks, but I had a LOT of EWCM on Monday, so who knows? I honestly haven’t been paying close attention to my cycles lately, and I only noticed my cervical mucus on Monday because there was just so much of it. I guess we won’t really know until my period starts because I’m not temping. For now, I am going to start working on getting my body ready again by taking my prenatals (I quit after my last mc), eating healthy, and maybe even exercising. I figure I have about 4-5 weeks before I ovulate and it’s baby-making time, so I might as well start now.

Some of you may be wondering what we are going to do if this plan doesn’t work. Hubby and I have talked quite a bit about that, and we have made the decision to start the adoption process if we can’t get pregnant again or the next pregnancy isn’t viable. Hubby finishes fire academy in April, so that is the “cut off date” that will determine whether or not we are moving on to adoption. One of my coworkers just completed an adoption this year, and he said he would love to have us over for dinner to talk to us about the process. They adopted through the foster care system, which does not cost anything (actually, after the tax rebate, they will make about $12,000 from it), and we would be doing the same thing. I know it’s a little unorthodox to skip the specialist and go straight to adoption, but we are ready to be parents. Honestly, we are interested in adoption whether we can have biological kids or not, and this way, we can go can go ahead and become parents while we are figuring out the IF stuff. I was a little surprised at how easy the decision was for us, and we are both 100% percent on board. Yes, we both want biological children, but the real desire of our hearts right now is to have a child to love and raise. This decision also means that we will be parents in the next year or so, no matter what my body decides to do, and we are super pumped about that. Super. Pumped. I know it will probably be a long, drawn-out, and difficult process, but hey, why should it be any different than the rest of our baby journey?

Alright, I’m going to continue leaving little previews of future posts for you because it motivates me to keep writing and it helps me break down the very large amount of stuff I want to tell all of you. Plus, I like to think it leaves you hungry for more. So be on the lookout for posts about hubby, sexy time, and the reactions I have received when telling others about our adoption plan.


9 responses to “Game Plan

  1. Theresa says:

    I think thats a fabulous idea! Glad you’re both 100% on board :)

  2. storkchaser says:

    That’s exciting!!! And the foster care route is the one we would take also. I’m also at the point where I just want to adopt so I can be a parent and hope the IF stuff will work itself out along the way also. Keep us updated!! :)

  3. hopingonhope says:

    I am glad you are at peace. All the best with everything.

  4. SM says:

    Our tentative cut off date for moving to adoption is March. We wanted to go the open newborn adoption route but we’re open to the foster route too. So glad you have a plan you both like!

  5. steph50 says:

    Great plan, darling! :)

  6. Jenn says:

    Sounds like a great plan and I’m so happy that you are both 100% on board. Can’t wait to hear more about it!

  7. Arwen Rose says:

    I am so happy for you. A plan is vital and sounds like a really good plan! Xxx

  8. We also decided a while back that if it comes down to it, then we want to adopt through fostering. There are so many kids that need a home.

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