"As long as you don’t go in the water…"

Many of you know that darling hubby and I will be making our first foray into the world of assisted reproductive technology this summer. Last week we jumped our final In Vitro hurdle after waiting 8 weeks for blood test results (contrary to Alli’s opinion, RJ’s genetics ARE perfectly normal :)). As I called our dr’s office to discuss the timing of the 7 week cycle, I realized that we would probably be waiting until the end of July. Just when I’d given up hope in doing it sooner, the fertility coach (no joke-that’s her title) said “Wait, what about the end of May, first part of June?” We went through the schedule again, realizing that it would indeed work so I said, “Great, so I’ll be ok to go to Lake Powell the end of June, first part of July right?” Very seriously she answered “Well yeah, as long as you don’t go in the water.” Incredulously, I said “Oh, well, we’ll be on a houseboat” (as in, the kind that floats, docks and stays in the water for 7 days). She mistakenly took this as my assent that I would indeed be spending the entire week on the houseboat, no jet ski, no floating, no skiing, no bathing, no watermelon football, etc. Obviously she’s never been to Lake Powell.
However, it did warm my heart when Dad said he was willing to cancel his beloved houseboat vacation so we could do IVF sooner and not miss out. But as we all know, RJ would sooner leave me home giving myself shots than cancel this trip so the end of July it is. In all seriousness, we are excited about this IVF adventure and we feel like the the timing is just right.


12 thoughts on “"As long as you don’t go in the water…"

  1. I for one did not know that. But, I really, really hope it goes well. I keep you guy in my prayers daily, and add yall to the temple prayer rolls. That is very exciting!! Im also excited to find out what watermelon football is.

  2. haha, clearly she has never been. and clearly she doesn’t understand what kind of avid water sportsmen you both are. hahaha

  3. p.s. i was so excited when i saw the 9000 million comments you’d made on my blog in my email account, it made my day, i can’t believe you read all of those! i blog too much.

  4. I did not know any of this either. I too hope it goes really well for you guys. And I am excited that you still get to go to LP. CLearly I have never been there either because from the sound of it, I would really like to watch watermelon football because i think it would just be hilarious.

  5. That is VERY exciting. I would have been okay with a cancelled trip though. 🙂 I don’t really know what else to comment without sounding cheesy. So, the comment is short, but I am really excited that the ball is rolling.

  6. I agree with all of the above. I have to admit to not knowing you could not get in the water during the process you described, though. But I’m really glad the process is “going.” I, too, pray for your success. WAtermelon football sounds really fun. I can hardly wait. I am also requesting more tips on what to pack, bring, learn for LP.

  7. PS–J just walked by and caught the phrase “watermelon footbal.” He wanted to know exactly what that was and when I told him evidentally we’ll play it at LP, his response was, “Awesome, I can’t wait.” We’re all getting excited. 🙂

  8. I FORGOT about watermelon football! Oh my heck, now I’m even more excited. I just got off the phone with you, just want you to know our long conversations mean lots to me. 🙂 Love you.

  9. The end of July will come faster than you think. Especially with the LP trip in the middle. You will have days where you’re like COME ON GET HERE! But I bet when you get there you’ll be wondering how it went so fast. Good luck! I wish the best for you! Very exciting time in your life!

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