Sunday, November 29, 2015

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Planning New Traditions

I have had an elf on the shelf for years now and I am so excited to actually use him this year. He even has a name. I researched when to start the Elf on the Shelf and found out that we should start when advent begins (which is tomorrow). Along with Elf on the Shelf, we are going to read a Winter/Holiday/Christmas book to Jordan every night. I made a calendar to plan everything out. I've got the books down, now we just need to get ideas for our Elf on the Shelf, Jingles. 

I wanted to put the link to the calendar on here, but I cannot figure it out. If you are interested, either email me (stephrach82@gmail.com) or comment with your email and I'll send it to you.

 

Gotta go get Jingles set up. He makes his appearance to Jordan in the morning! :)
 


A Difficult Decision

If you read one of my last posts, you would know that Mike and I are currently working on our finances so that we can hopefully buy my MIL's beautiful house in the next year or two. With that being said, we are trying to cut out unnecessary costs. Right now we are getting charged $42 every month to store our 3 frozen embryos. Mike wants to be done having kids. I want one more. I've always wanted two children. A part of me thinks I would be okay with just one, but then again I thought that I would be okay without any and now I am the happiest mama in the world. If we did decide that we are done, I don't feel right destroying our potential children and I don't want to donate them because I can't bare the thought of someone else raising our child(ren). Don't get me wrong, I think it is amazing when parents can do that for other couples, I just personally would have a hard time with it. Even if we did decide to transfer the embryos into my uterus, I have a fear that all 3 would result in triplets. I can't handle that. LOL.

I want to know why we (infertiles) go through so much to have children and then get faced with such difficult decisions. It's just not fair. I know that whatever our decision is, we will have a great life whether it is the three of us or one, two, or three more. ;) We have the happiest little boy who fills our lives with joy. We are truly blessed.