Monday, October 28, 2013
So, I have a headache.... LoL! But the bigger story is that I finally rubbed the fertility statues at Ripley's Believe It Or Not in Orlando. If you don't know the story, apparently, the legendary fertility statues have been credited with more than 2,000 pregnancies while on display at Ripley’s attractions around the world. I rubbed them on October 9th, 2013. 5 days after our 13th wedding anniversary. Today is October 28th, and there's nothing happening. I've read a few stories of women finding out they're pregnant anywhere from 2 weeks to 6 months after rubbing the statues. I'm not holding my breath that it will actually work for me, but it doesn't hurt to hope.... Well, I guess it does. I've been hoping upon hope for 14 years and so far, I've got nothing. It's past time to put those hopes towards something else, and I can't wait to get this adoption process started. Step one is doing the home study, and I'm doing that as soon as I get into a home. We're leaving for Hawaii in 3 days and when I return in December, I'm starting the process. Actually, I'm hoping to start it before then and just file in paperwork upon my return. Anyway, that's my word for the night. My headache is getting the best of me.
Posted by Martinez at 7:40 PM
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
So, as we get closer to moving I'm looking more into adoption agencies and Facebook pages/groups. I've ran into so many weird groups as well as some helpful ones. I joined one where they talk about adoption scams and it freaks me out! In most states, you're expected to pay on top of the regular adoption fees of about $20,000 an extra $10,000 to the birth mother for expenses related to the pregnancy. That's completely understandable.... BUT...... If you give the birthmother any expenses and she decides to change her mind, then you're out those $10,000 no exceptions. And it's scary that so many women seem to know that and will fake a pregnancy or even have a real pregnancy where they don't intend to give up their child and will say they will just to get the money. It's crazy and it's scary and it's really making me think twice about adopting even through an agency. The money is such a huge issue with me and the hubby. While we both want an infant in our home, we just don't want to go through the heartache of being scammed out of money that we just don't have. So, we've been talking more about foster care adoption. It's going to be hard to do though if we're not together. He will be stationed in Hawaii, and I plan to get a home in Florida or Georgia in an attempt to get settled in before his retirement. In most cases, both potential parents have to go through a series of interviews and classes before being allowed to bring a child into the home. With him gone, it's not going to happen. So, I don't know where we are right now. I guess I'll just keep researching and praying that things work out for the best.
Posted by Martinez at 3:11 PM
Friday, May 10, 2013
Well, I've decided to do weightloss surgery and the process has been a bitch! LoL! I can't lie! I picked a date, filled out the paperwork, and did everything I was supposed to, then.... Tricare denied it! Apparently, I can't get the gastric sleeve because they don't cover that. Plus, there was a mini crisis with my heart and my thyroid. Went to the caridologist and everything turned out to be fine. I had a heart scan, an echo-something, and it was really cool to look at. Everything looked good, so when I went in for my appointment today, I signed the paperwork, and scheduled a preop appointment to check into the hospital for my surgery. The doctor told me that since I'm not as overly heavy as most of his patients, he expects me to be at my new goal weight by the end of the year. Here's to new jeans, sexy dresses, and hot lingerie with beautiful stilettos! I'll be starting our life in Hawaii on an excellent note!
Posted by Martinez at 10:37 AM
Sunday, May 5, 2013
I need something to do. The hubby and I are planning to fill our May with loads of fun before he leaves for more training with the Marine Corps and I get my surgery. Last night, we were checking out Kings Dominion. We did Busch Gardens a few years ago, so Kings Dominion is our choice for a day of fun. We also want to go up to Niagara Falls for a weekend while we're close enough to enjoy it. Either way, we want to get out and do a little traveling before we get too busy again. We love to travel, and hopefully next year we have a couple of kids to bring along with us. In 2015, we're planning a big 3 week trip to Europe, if we can still manage to get there for free. We love to travel. It's our thing. If we go a year without going anywhere, it's only because we're really forced to stay where we're at, or we're moving.
Posted by Martinez at 8:32 AM
Yeah, I'm late, but I just joined Instagram. Still no idea how to work it, and I'm kinda lost on the idea of Twitter as well. So, I'll stick mostly to Facebook for now as I've completely given up on Myspace. So, if the link above works, follow me!
Posted by Martinez at 8:29 AM