Dear Little One (LO),
Good morning! It’s spring! Finally the temps are rising and the birds are chirping and the grass is turning green again. I am so thankful for the reprieve from winter!
Since it’s spring, I have been thinking about you and I wanted to update you on the progress we’re making…
After researching what feels like a million places, we may have finally settled on a clinic for our IVF. Many ladies in the infertility community have recommended a place in New York called CNY Fertility. It is far more affordable than most other places we’ve seen. I have a pretty good feeling about this one!
Because they are so affordable, they are super busy! (I’m a little concerned about that part…) The earliest I could get in for a consult was June 20th. I am kind of glad for the long wait in some ways because it has given me time to do more research and get psyched for it.
The fundraising efforts have kind of slowed. The whole raffle thing seems to have fallen off the radar as your Aunt Ashley and Uncle Matt are moving and I don’t have the time or energy to see it through either. I am instead focusing on the yard sale fundraisers we’re planning because those are more my pace. We have had SO much stuff donated to these fundraisers! The house is beginning to feel a little like an episode of Hoarders because of it! It’s a good problem to have though. I’m hopeful we can get at least 1-2,000 off the yard sales and that will help!
As for your dad and I, we have been SUPER busy working on getting these projects around the house completed so we can sell it this summer. We’ve made a lot of progress the last month or so! It’s all coming along nicely, although, I don’t think we will have it done until the end of summer most likely. I am just praying that God increases our strength and gives us the ability to finish these projects in a timely manner.
The best part of this phase of life is your dad and me and our marriage. I love that man so much. He continually amazes me in so many ways. I love how playful and fun our marriage is. The other day, we had an impromptu mini-volleyball match in the kitchen with a balloon. It was so fun! We laughed and had the best time just being silly together. That’s my favorite thing about him. He brings out my playful side.
Speaking of playfulness, your cousins (Gavin and Bryce) visited for a bit Saturday. Watching your dad with them makes my heart just melt. Seeing how much he loves them gives me a glimpse of how much I know he’ll love you. You two will have such fun together. He’s going to be the best daddy to you. I just know it!
Over the years, we’ve been trying to get pregnant, I have seen this tenderness come out in your father. I have seen his desire for children turn from ambivalence to passion. It is touching to see how his love for children has grown. I can’t even explain how I have seen him shift in this regard… I think the difference is he has HOPE. Before he was unsure about kids because he didn’t want to pass on his health issues. Now, he seems hopeful that he can have children without worrying about that.
Anyhow, I had better get ready for work. I love you, kiddo.