Playing Catch Up

As my previous post stated, I have combined all of my blogs into this one. It makes me happy.

So there’s been some stuff going on. Ya know, we got pregnant with McKenna the first month we tried. We were so lucky, even more so than we knew at the time. We had an easy pregnancy and an uneventful delivery. At the time she was born, we were living with my parents and shortly after Cody lost his job. We lived with my parents for about a year and a half….and moved in with Cody’s parents. So with all this going on, we weren’t really in a big hurry to start working on baby #2. We had time. I mean, getting pregnant is easy, right? So we lived with Cody’s parents for something like 6 months and FINALLY got our own place. Once we got settled in and were here for a while, we decided we were ready to add another mouth to feed.

One month went by and we didn’t get pregnant. That’s ok. Not unusual at all. One month turned unto 3 which turned into 6 which turned into a year. Ok, I started freaking out a little somewhere around 6 months. Once you go a year without getting pregnant on your own, they start to run some tests. Some as simple as some blood work, others a bit more unpleasant. Well, the results of these tests ended up not being too good. I’ll spare you all the personal details {I’m not into sharing that much at this point} but we actually have 3 issues between the two of us. One being hormone issues on my part. My body is functioning correctly, but because of low hormones my eggs aren’t good enough, essentially.

So last Tuesday we started treatment. I had to take pills for 5 days so today is my last day of pills. Also today starts the shots. In my tummy. Which because of the time of day it has to be done, I get to do myself. Omg. I don’t know if I can do this. I’m thinking about going to Cody at work and making him do it. But I won’t I can suck it up. It’s totally worth it.

So to everyone who has wondered or even asked when Baby Wells #2 was going to be making an appearance, the answer is that we don’t really know. We are hopeful that this will work but have been informed we have a 25% chance of success. So….that doesn’t really sound too hopeful, does it? Just be thinking of us, praying for us, doing fertility dances for us, or whatever you do to put positive juju into the universe for people. We need all the help we can get!

Meanwhile, I’m off to go shoot up some drugs! Wish ME luck!

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Hi.

So this is my first post. Welcome to you all! Please feel free to check out the About Me tab at the top of the page there. I was going to copy and paste it for my first post, but I thought that would be redundant.

The title of this blog is “Mormon Me” so I feel it’s appropriate to share the story of my conversion into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and my testimony. I’ll keep it brief. Cross my heart.

I was raised Baptist my entire life. I always felt something was off – missing – and strayed away from my roots when I turned 18. I did pretty much everything I was taught not to do thinking that maybe what was missing was in those things. It wasn’t. {duh} I’ll spare you all the gory details and we’ll just fast forward to Cody. He and I hung out a few times and I told him he really just wasn’t my type. {HA!} We ended up hanging out one last time, and that was the end of my single life as I knew it. {Thank God. I was terrible at dating but Cody didn’t seem to mind.} We started dating exclusively in June, were engaged in July, and married in October. Whew. We moved fast once we got going. Over the course of getting to know each other while we were “hanging out” I discovered that he was Mormon. He dispelled a few Mormon myths, ones I’m sure you’ve heard, too. When I started to learn about the church, read things for myself, pray about it, I knew this was the right path for me. I was drawn to it and the core doctrines just made sense to me. I found what I was missing. I got baptized the week after we got married. I can’t say that I regret it necessarily, but that was a lot of change all at once for me. I don’t really recommend that timeline for anyone else. I have had and still do have my struggles {and I’ll share those with you} but I know without a doubt that this is exactly where I need to be.

We were inactive for a while after I was baptized but came back to the church in July of 2011. We were able to be sealed together as a family for eternity in March 2012. It was a wonderful experience and I am so thankful for my forever family!

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Are there any other converts out there? If so, I’d love to hear a little bit about your conversion story.