I prayed for this child and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him. 1 Samuel 1:27

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

One step closer!

Today was a great day! Today I got the loan approval and the money for our IVF program! The money aspect of this whole process has really been stressing me out. I've been saying some prayers about it....but seriously, how do you pray for money?!? I've just been praying that if it was meant to be...then it would just work itself out. And it has! :) Every bit of good news helps along the way and this was a vital piece to the puzzle! No matter how badly Jason and I want to have a child....in our situation, it all comes with a hefty price tag. Once again we are just thankful to be in extremely reputable hands. Our doctor has given us an 85% chance at success in the 2 cycle shared risk program, so we have to take comfort in that! And now with the funds available....it just makes our dream one step closer (one big financial step closer! ) LOL! Stay tuned....it's sure to be an intersting experience!

Monday, June 29, 2009

The first of many blogs to come...

Imagine having a dream your whole life and learning it wasn't possible...without the help of a team of doctors (and a ton of money, and a ton of emotional and physical stress. I know we aren't alone...there are plenty of people out there in our shoes. But when it happens to you...you feel like your whole world is crashing in around you. This is Kara & Jason Oliver's journey....our journey to what we hope will become parental bliss.
I decided to start this blog for 2 reasons. First, as a way to keep our family and friends updated on our constant progress. Second, as a form of therapy. I've always been able to express my feelings through writing. I'm thankful for the advancement of technology and for blogging! This is the perfect way to accomplish both of my goals in creating this blog.
Our journey with in vitro fertilization is about to begin. I never thought that Jason and I would be on this road....but nonetheless....here we are. After months of tests, doctor visits and surgery IVF (in vitro) is our option at having our own biological child. It's been a difficult road thus far. A lot of tears have already been shed and we haven't even started the "hard part". The plan is to start our first IVF cycle in the coming month. The last few weeks I've had a very calm spirit about this and felt very upbeat and positive. Now...knowing that it's in our immediate future...I'm starting to get very anxious. Which I know is to be expected!!
The number one thing that I can't lose sight of during this process is this: God has a plan...God will not give me more than I can handle...and everything happens for a reason. I truly believe all three of those statements.

I'm going to end my first official post here. Thank you for everyone who is going to follow Jason and I on our journey. Continued prayers is all we can ask for at this moment. I know we are so lucky to be surrounded by so many supportive, loving, and wonderful family and friends. Much love to you all!