Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Adopt-A-Blogger (Humbled.)

Something pretty awesome happened...

I have been chosen as the Adopted Blogger of the Month for January!

And so my heart is filled with happy.

If you've never been to this little corner of the interworld before, welcome! My name is Stephanie and I'm married to my best friend in the whole wide everything, John. We currently live near Memphis, TN; I work as a youth minister at our parish and John is a pediatrician. On the regular, you can find us doing things like playing board games (our new favorite is Agricola), cooking up a storm in the kitchen, being Catholic, cuddling to episodes of Doctor Who (and soon Downton Abbey!), and being nerdy, quirky goofballs together. Life is good.


A little over a year ago, we started TTC. It didn't take more than a few months for us to really feel something was wrong. So, at exactly the 6 month mark ('cause Stephie doesn't wait around), we sought out a NaPro doctor and started treatment. Endometritis (infection) was the first issue we discovered, followed by low periovulatory estradiol levels, an egg-sized fibroid at the top of my uterus, and finally, after a laparoscopic surgery this past September, a mild case of endometriosis.

Currently, I'm on Clomid on CD 3-5, B6 and Robitussin for mucus, and HCG injections on P+3, 5, 7, 9. I'm also slowly finding my way around the anti-inflammatory diet. My NaPro doc, Dr. G, is hopeful that we will conceive in the next few months; it'll just take some time to get the medications and treatments perfectly right. I, on the other hand, am not as hopeful; it's just what happens when you've never passed a pregnancy test. So, we're also working on our adoption home study at this time. If we can get all of our paperwork squared away, we should be approved to adopt in the next month. Though our journey has not quite shaped up the way we'd thought, we're pretty darn excited about where all this is leading us.

So here's hoping that parenthood will be part of our story in 2014. :) Nothing would bring me more joy or make me feel more complete than experiencing the miracle of parenthood alongside my loving husband.

Many, many thanks for this beautiful opportunity, to be showered with your prayers throughout this month. What a blessing! Please know that my prayers will be with each and every one of you during the next 31 days.



21 comments:

  1. Praying for you friend! I hope this will be your year!

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  2. Yay, so excited to pray for you this month! Happy New Year :)

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  3. Yay!!! I pray the prayers provide you with a sense of peace and strength on this journey this month!!! I know it was an awesome blessing for me this past month! Prayers that this month and this whole year is amazing for you and the Mr.!

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    1. I swear, I can already feel them working. Yesterday was CD1 and I wasn't nearly as sad as I usually am. What a blessing!

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  4. Congratulations on January Blogger of the Month!! I can't wait to follow your journey with you - and especially pray for you this month! :-)

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  5. Praying for you !! Congrats on Blogger of the Month.

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  6. Hooray! I'm so glad this is your month =) New year, a new dose of hopefulness...I sincerely pray that you are blessed with a child in 2014! Wonderful Christmas picture too =)

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  7. So happy to be joining in prayer for you this month!

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  8. So excited to be praying for you in a special way this month! Exciting that your homestudy will soon be done!

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    1. Thank you! Hoping it's done soon! Still trying to tie up loose ends.

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  9. Yeah for being the blogger of the month! Prayers for you this month! Oh and I love Downtown Abbey, can't wait for it to start!!!

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    1. Thank you for your prayers! Gahhh! 1 more day 'til all of my favorite characters charm my heart once again. SO EXCITED!

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  10. I've been praying for you during the consecration at mass for many months now, so I kinda feel like I've already adopted you ;) And so exciting that you're almost home study approved!

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    1. Karey, you are too sweet! Many, many thanks for all of your prayers.

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