Monday, April 8, 2013

Week Day, Fun Day!

R and I had another appointment last Friday to see our doctor for some labs. In the next couple of months we will be presented with an official "plan" on what our percentage chance is with each option and hopefully that plan will be put into motion. We could not be more excited!

That's right, it isn't as simple as "relaxing" or "going on vacation and coming back pregnant" or even better "just adopting." When a person begins the infertility road, there is no easy cure. It is a real illness which causes 1 in 8 couples to sacrifice their time, emotions, money, and energy trying to have what so many easily have in their lives.

1 in 8, that is a huge number and 1 in 4 women have miscarriages. I know it is so taboo to discuss these things, but I'm not the first and I won't be the last woman to deal with infertility so if my words can touch the heart of another, to make them feel it is OK and they are not alone, then to me that makes all the difference.

We are trying not to get our hopes up. What is the line called between optimism and disappointment? Reality? Because the middle of the road is where we are trying to sit currently.
I decided we needed to have a little fun after our appointment so that our only reason for going to Macon wasn't just about fuddy duddy (as my aunt would say) medical stuff. So, we graeed some burgers and shakes at Steak and Shake. Then we went to the Museum of Arts and Sciences to see their newest exhibit and watch a show at the planetarium. 
We did a little window shopping at River's Crossing, bought Duck Dynasty Season 1 for half off (which made R very happy), and attempted to walk through Charming Charlies at which point R made a UTURN and said "nooooooooooooooo" and walked back outside. He's so funny!  

We walked the Sweet Gum Natural Trial at the museum, which was just a stroll around a pond, but we saw the Kingfisher cabin which was moved to the museum site in 1964. The cabin was the writing retreat for Harry Stillwell Edwards in 1928.

I love antiques, even when they are this size! One of my favorite things about growing up in Georgia is the appreciation for state history. Nothing beats the beautiful architecture still standing hundreds of years later!
The cherry blossoms were in full bloom all over Macon, so pretty, maybe one day R will plant one in our yard... in our future home... years from now... If and when we should ever settle down!
 It was such a nice day and we had a nice weekend with General Conference and some yummy food; I will be sharing the recipes and my favorite talks tomorrow on Southern Hope! 


Giggles said...

I love planetarium shows!

I hope your odds are promising. Good luck!

2busy said...

May the odds be ever in your favor. :)