We’re Pregnant!!!

Ok — I can’t keep it a secret any longer – We are pregnant!  We’ve been trying for two years now – we’ve been through doctor’s appointments, fertility treatments, injectables, more doctor’s visits, insurance changes, money challenges, and more injectables, pills, and procedures.  Well, its all over because we are pregnant!

I’m very excited about a new baby in the house (yes, only one according to the latest ultrasound).  If its a girl, her name will be Alexis.  If you ask Zander, he will tell you its a girl by simply declaring – “I can’t wait for Lexi”  I think I want another son.  Zander is going to be almost four when this child is born (BTW we are nine weeks pregnant).  I would hate for Zander to be six or even older before having a brother.  Four years is already much longer apart than we had hoped.

Anyway, we are all excited and I’m glad we could share it with you.  Oh, if its a boy we haven’t yet decided on a name.  We are wrestling between Aiden and Ashton.  We’ll see…


IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) Part I

By:  Stephanie Sackrider

(FYI this is my first post for the Blog.  My husband’s very proud)

Most of our closest friends and family know we have been going thru IVF.  I felt that I needed to share some of my thoughts and the experiences we are gaining.  There is so much to the treatment and process, I’m not even sure where to begin.

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Time’s Up

Its time.  Tomorrow morning I get on a plane for NC.  Tomorrow night, I’ll be at an East Gaston High School Football game with several of my high school alumni.  I’m excited to go, and I look forward to seeing everyone, but the trip is bitter sweet.  I haven’t been away from my wife for nine days since before we were married.  The thought of not seeing her for nine days makes me question why I was willing to go on this trip without her.

I want to show off my wife and my son at the reunion.  I want them by my side at Michelle’s wedding.  I’m going to miss them a lot while I’m gone.  Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been way from Stephanie before – some travel with my last job, or men’s only events at my church.  But never for nine whole days.  I’m going to miss her a lot — I know we will be able to talk on the phone every night, but its not the same when you cannot cuddle up next to your wife to talk about your day, and listen about hers…

Pray for me :)