Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Relaxing & Thinking

After completing the triathlon, I had a wonderful three day weekend.

On Sunday, we met up with friends and their children and went to a wonderful amusement park that totally caters to little ones. We were quite the group, with six adults and four children under five! Very hot and humid, but the park was very shaded and included a water park that we took full advantage of. Everyone had a great time, and we had very few tears. In fact, it was mentioned that this should become an annual event for us, at least until the kids get a little older.

Riding home in the car on Monday afternoon, I reflected on the great time we had. I realized that I never once thought about Miss O. being an only child...I think because she teamed up with one of the older kids, she had a buddy. This thought made me sad, yet gave me hope. Sad, because she just loves having "friends"; someone to pal around with. Hope that if we never end up giving her a sibling, that she'll be alright...we might have a lot of group vacations in our future, but we'll do alright. A little part of me felt not quite as empty, you know?


Right now, M. and I are trying "naturally" without out medical assistance. I have been going to acupuncture appointments, but no Western medicine. We've been told that IVF is our best bet...and maybe it is. But, neither of us are ready to take that risk. We have a timeline, a goal...we'll keep it at status quo right now, and hopefully have a sticky pregnancy by the end of this year. If not...well, that remains to be seen, I guess.


  1. Thanks so much for commenting on my blog!!

    I am glad to hear that you had a nice weekend away. Water parks are fantastic places to spend time with young children, I think. Almost always something to keep them happy and occupied!

    I'm glad that your daughter found kids to spend time with as well. And that it helped you to feel better as well about your future.

    I wish you the best of luck in your TTC journey.

  2. Via IcomLeavWe....
    Well done on completing the triathlon, you're alot fitter than I am and I'm not in the the slightest bit over weight! I'm in awe of you.

  3. Thank you for your comment yesterday.

    I wish you well in your TTC journey.

  4. The amusement park looks like tons of fun. Best wishes with your TTC journey!

  5. Returning your comment from ICLW...

    Thank you for the prayers. Daily, I am feeling better, and it is thanks to the prayers; I just know it!

  6. You did a triathlon!? You're barmy!! ;-)

    And you give me great hope that I too can do some exercise without keeling over!

    A visitor from ICLW!

  7. Best wishes as you TTC. And congrats on your triathlon. :)

  8. Following from your comment on another ICLW blog. I enjoy taking photos too, but not professionally. Congratulations on the triathlon. Good luck on siblings.

  9. Congrats on the tri!!! I'm glad you had fun at the park too.

  10. Here from ICLW. You are a brave bunch to go to an amusement park with so many little ones. I like them but only with DH. Good luck with your TTC plan.

  11. Best Wishes on your TTC journey. Congrats also on your triathalon. My neighbor is an Ironman Finisher at both Kona and Florida. You Guys Totally Rock! Visiting from ILCW, thanks for sharing.

  12. I am so glad that I found your blog! So much of what I've read so far reminds me of my experiences over the last 6 years.

    I have a 6 yr old boy (conceived w/o "help") and secondary IF. We went through years of treatments and procedures and have exhausted our insurance and finances at this point, without success. So now we are learning to live with a 3-person family and finding out that we're ok with that ... it's not what we wanted or planned, but it's ok.

    I'll definitely be adding you to my google reader, and I wish you EVERY POSSIBLE SUCCESS in your TTC journey.