Thursday, November 26, 2015

Give Thanks


This year I have so many things to give thanks for on this Thanksgiving Day.  There is nothing more pleasant to God than having a grateful heart. 

"Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." ~1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Thank you God for my loving husband.
Thank you God for my amazing family.
Thank you God for my angels in Heaven.
Thank you God for my friends through distance.
Thank you God for the opportunity of traveling overseas.
Thank you God for the job opportunity here in Italy.
Thank you God for the amazing people I’ve met in Italy.
Thank you God for giving us the opportunity to afford our first IVF.
Thank you God for the friends I’ve made through this blog.
Thank you God for our unborn children.
Thank you God for the amazing people I’ve met through the ttc community.
Thank you God for teaching me that all we need is You.

May you all have a blessed Thanksgiving full of love and happiness.
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Thursday, November 19, 2015

The Famous Birth Control Pill


Let me begin by simply letting out the fact THAT I HATE BIRTH CONTROL PILLS.  Because I have PCOS my infertility clinic put me on birth control pills for about 3 months.  May I say it has been 3 months of torture.  Now don’t get me wrong I have taken BCP in the past and I do not know if it is because its an Italian brand (which I believe BCP are all the same) but never have I felt this way with them. 

Here are some of the symptoms that I have:

Anxiety attacks = Now I don’t know if it is because my IVF is right around the corner but my hearts starts pounding faster and my chest starts hurting randomly. 

Anger = Yes, I am fighting and get annoyed over any little thing even if my poor fur baby stares at me while I’m cooking and then I get the guilt trip and begin to cry cause I yell at her to leave the kitchen.  I’m literally having WTF moments here.

Loss of Libido (Sex Drive) = I have nothing to say except that it is very very extremely FRUSTRATING.

Remorse = For being such a nagging wife and having an amazing husband that literally ignores me and has the best patience in the whole world.  God loves me!

 Luckily I have 8 remaining pills and it is overrrrr!!! I’m literally dancing over here!  
I know things are not going to get easier I already experienced my sporadic mood swings when we did our IUI’s but I am so ready for this new journey and I have so much faith I just can’t wait for December to be here. I can’t wait for the blessing God has for us.

“Those who sow in tears will reap songs of joy.  He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him.” ~Psalm 126:5-6

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Countdown: 31 Days

I have never experienced so many mixed emotions at the same time.  I have literally 31 days until we fly to Czech Republic for our first and hopefully only IVF treatment.  This is the first time I have so much faith in not just this clinic or the doctors but in my Lord.  I’ve always said that without God nothing is impossible but my faith was not even close when it comes in trusting the Almighty.  Lately when I’m at home I put YouTube on my computer and start listening to Christian songs or I simply watch Christian movies.  This has brought me so much peace and so much tears hahaha.  Yes, I’ve been nothing but tears lately.  I honestly cannot describe what I’m feeling but I will continue to post as the time continues to approach on this journey.  
In the meantime all prayers I highly appreciated while we wait for God's masterpiece.

"Faith by itself if it is not accompanied by action is dead."
~ James 2:17
  
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Sunday, November 1, 2015

Hello November



Wow!!! This year has been flying literally.  Well let's say hello to November, the month I consider the Holiday Season.  Here are my goals for November in hopes to complete them all.

November Goals
1. Clean out the whole house.
2. Finish Christmas shopping.
3. Ship out presents for hubs family and mine.
4. Lose at least 10 lbs. before December
5. Print out our Christmas postcards and ship them out. (My current weight is 153.2 lbs and my goal is at least to weigh 140 praying for 130 hahaha but I was too lazy and now I just have November to complete me goal.)


6. Put up our Christmas Tree (When I use to live with my parents we would always put up our Christmas tree on Thanksgiving Day and I want to bring in this little tradition to our home since its the first time we will not be traveling for the seasons.)

Lets hope I can complete my November goals!!!

"Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans." ~Proverbs 16:3 

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Mediterranean Diet, Fertility Foods and TTC Giveaway

Last year I began my “medicated” ttc journey in the States.  We began with IUI’s that as you may know led to BFN.  And although I was in pain I was also content because I had answers to why it wasn’t happening naturally.   One of the biggest mistake was not reading and getting information on what to do in order to have a successful IUI or IVF.  And it wasn’t until a couple of months ago that I bought the book “ItStarts With The Egg” by Rebecca Fett that I realized all the things I had to change in order to have a successful IVF.  Especially now that our first and God willing only IVF will be in a couple of months.

First thing I did was buy all the necessary vitamins I needed to begin my supplement regimen these including Prenatal, Folic Acid, CoQ10, Metformin and Vitamin D. I also began exercising, which consists of cardio for now.  I was also looking into Yoga but haven’t started anything yet.  And besides changing all of my plastic bowls to glass containers I also changed my eating habits.  I began the Mediterranean Diet.  My diet consists of lots of these foods:

 

And I also got this Top 10 Fertile Foods from Nat Kringoudis’ website which I’m also including in my everyday foods.


Not lets get to the real deal… My first giveaway.  Since I have read and noted all the important do’s and don’ts from the book It Starts With The Egg by Rebecca Fett I have decided to gift the book with other TTC surprises.  The giveway consists of following my Blog or commenting on any post.  The giveaway starts today Thursday, September 24, 2015 and will end on Wednesday, September 30, 2015.  I will be announcing the winner on October 1st since the time difference from the States and Europe is different.  So good luck and I hope ya’ll enjoying my blog.




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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Casa di Giulietta

As you all know from my last post our anniversary was last Monday.  So hubs and I decided to take a small trip to Verona which is like maybe an hour away from where we live.  Verona, Italy is famous for its history on the Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet.  

So we focused our trip on Juliet's House (Casa di Giulietta).  Here are a couple of pictures that you might have seen in the movie Letter's to Juliet but physically experienced.  By the way if you are a hopeless romantic you must watch this movie.  But without further ado please catch a glimpse of Verona through my eyes...
 
Entrance to the Casa di Giulietta

 Every person writes there name and partners name in these walls.

 Statue of Juliet

It is known that touching the right breast of the bronze statue of Juliet in the small courtyard will bring luck to all who are trying to find their true love.  (Hubs said he was going to touch it so that we can be parents lol).

 Juliet's balcony

 Juliet's Room

I had to stand in her balcony!


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Monday, September 7, 2015

Our Third Anniversary

Today marks three years since I married the love of my life.  I still remember how crazy it was.  From traveling "for vacation" to "bring all your ID cards".  It was on a sunny Friday that we went to get "information" at the court house and ended up getting married.  I still remember how everyone would lecture me on how crazy we did things and how we didn't think things through.  

But if I had to do it all over again I would do it exactly the same with no sort of difference.  I married my best friend, my soul mate the man I prayed God for.  And we've been through some really interesting ups and downs but we've fought them together.  

There is nothing in this world that I would change from my marriage but there is one thing I pray for everyday and every night.  OUR MIRACLE BABY!!!

So baby Happy 3rd Anniversary and praying for a lifetime of anniversaries with you.  

Te Amo



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