As you know, Fred and I began our journey to parenthood a little over a year and a half ago. It's been a long, bumpy road, but it's not over yet.
Since May, I have done with this whole baby business. I have been sick and tired of worrying about every little thing. It's taken me a while, but I've given it all to God. This meant no more peeing on the little sticks every morning and no worrying about every twinge or pain. When a thought about it comes into my head, I start praying.
Two months ago, I made an appointment with a local fertility specialist. Our appointment date was Wednesday. I was dreading going and having to actually think about all of this again. But, Fred and I went and it was such a positive experience.
My doctor reviewed all of my charts and records and came up with a game plan. No more Clomid (thank goodness). Next cycle, he plans to start me on Letrozole and to give me hCG shots to help me ovulate. We even discussed trying IUI (where they take the man's sperm and insert it into the woman) since they can almost pinpoint exactly when you'll ovulate. It's not the ideal way to make a baby, but we're willing to try.
My doctor had three concerns for me: scar tissue from last year's ovarian cyst removal surgery, family history of blood clots, and the fact that I don't ovulate. He's doing some bloodwork to find out if these are causes for us not getting pregnant.
I feel like we're making another step in the right direction. This may not be what it takes, but it's worth a shot. I'm leaving it all in the hands of the doctors and ultimately God.
I wanted to keep you all in the loop since you've kept us in your thoughts and prayers. I ask that you please continue to do so. Thank you so much in advance. We couldn't make it through all of this without YOU, our family and friends and God.
"For this child I prayed..." - 1 Samuel 1:27