A new job already???

DH officially had his last day of work 3 days ago. He’s been loving his days off, and I’m very jealous that he gets to sleep in. At least I convinced him to cook me dinner…once.

After DH gave his notice at his last job, he met with one company through an intro by his sister’s friend. We’re very blessed to have people in our network who are so willing to help us out. DH just found out that he got the job!! We don’t know when he’s starting yet, but we think it will be near the end of September. That will give him some time to get some stuff done around the house! LOL. The base salary is minimum wage, but it is heavily incentivized. This is his first customer facing job. I know he will do well, I just hope he enjoys it.

Thank you so much for all of your prayers while we were going through this hard time. I feel so blessed right now! God is good!!

Things are looking up!

DH had his last day of work on Saturday. His demeanour is a complete 180! I’m so thankful for all of your prayers and support. I’m beyond relieved that he’s so much happier than he was a month ago, and he’s stopped taking his anti-depressants. I didn’t think such a simple (although drastic) change can help DH feel so much better. He’s back to his old happy self, making jokes, and bashing my Dallas Cowboys (I think I need a new team!). Continue reading

The deed is done

It’s done! DH quit his job today. We are now officially a one income family – with me as the breadwinner. I never thought I would be in this position. DH and I have had a couple yelling matches about what his next move should be. I think he should be looking for jobs that’s related to what he wants to do. Whereas, he just wants a job because he wants to work. He thinks it’s bad to have a gap in his resume, so he’d rather take any old job. I completely disagree with him. I think he should take some time off, and figure out what he truly wants to do, and then start applying for work. He’s also talked about going back to school before, so I’m trying to encourage him to do one or two courses at the local college to see if it’s something he wants to pursue full time.

This is the first time God has truly tested us. It’s been rough, but I know in my heart we will come out stronger.

Wham Bam! Your World is Crumbling Ma’am!

The only thing I can do is think of a funny title. It’s been a little over a week since my world has come crashing down. As you know, DH has an extremely low sperm count. I was beginning to be comfortable with that. He still has sperm, so IVF is an option. It will be a very trying, and expensive process, but it is still an option.

Then, last Monday happened…

DH has been really stressed, and exhausted the last few months. He started a new job at the beginning of the year, and it’s been hard for him to not be the big fish in a small pond anymore. He was so excited to start this new job, he had nothing but positive, and grand things to say about his new employer…before he even started to work. Continue reading

A little bit about me…

DH and I have known each other since we were 16. While it took us seven years before we started dating, it was another 7 years until we were married. I always believed in waiting until marriage before having children, as such, I started taking birth control pills at 18, and didn’t stop until a few months before we were married. I was on birth control pills for a total of 12 years.

I was always under the impression that it was so easy to get pregnant. You hear about celebrities, and teenagers on the news getting pregnant “by accident” all the time. While it may be true that teenagers get pregnant by accident, I no longer believe that grown adults get pregnant by accident. I wish there was a mandatory class or something in university that explains women’s fertility, and how to get pregnant. It was great that I knew about birth control, and I knew enough that I should use it, but there was not enough information about how to get pregnant, and how to avoid getting pregnant.

During the last few years of taking the pills, I switched to Seasonale, which only allows 4 withdrawal bleeds a year. Instead of allowing my body to bleed every 3 months, I chose to take the pills continuously, and did not have a period for approximately 2 years. I now greatly regret this decision.

~m