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Friday, June 17, 2011

Maybe, Baby



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

39 comments:

J and A said...

That is good news! :) It is for sure a step forward. Hugs.

Melanie said...

This is the first I've read of this; many prayers and good wishes coming your way, Caroline!

mrs.mfc said...

I'm so glad you had a good appointment and that you have a new plan. Waiting to get pregnant is absolutely the hardest thing in the world. I hope you won't have to wait much longer. Sending lots of thoughts and prayers your way. Keep us updated!!

Jami said...

I am sorry you are having these issues, my cousin is going through the same thing! Prayers do work and will be sending them for you!! Your baby will be worth the wait (hopefully not much more waiting:)), hard work, and worrying that you have endured!

Kristen :) said...

I'm glad the RE was able to give you some positive feedback!!! I will continue to pray for you and Fred.

Natalie said...

So glad you have some good news.. We'll definitely keep you in our prayers.

Mateya said...

As always, you guys are in my prayers.

I am so glad to hear that your appointment went well. Definitely a step in the right direction!

You're right, maybe it is not the most ideal way to make a baby but it just might be the way the Lord has planned for you. And although it is probably hard to understand know, someday it will all make sense!

Mrs. H said...

I can't possibly begin to understand what you guys are going through but as I women I feel as if I can totally understand how you feel to want to be a mom. I'm keeping you and Fred in our prayers. I have faith it will happen according to God's plan.

PS - happy to hear this last appointment went well :)

Michelle (michabella) said...

What exciting news!!! So happy you had a wonderful experience at this place. I will continue to pray for you! <3

Melissa said...

I'm so glad to hear about your positive attitude! I know that God knows what is best for both you and Fred! And when He does get ready to give you a precious baby, you all will be great parents!

Neely said...

Glad things are moving forward! Praying for you of course :) :)

Katie said...

That is definitely a step in the right direction. Even though I haven't followed since the beginning of your journey, my prayers are with you!

Meredith said...

You are in my thoughts and plans and remember God has a plan for everything. Glad you got some positive news and a step in the right direction.

Aly @ Analyze This said...

I am always thinking about you, Fred and even Knox! You are meant to be a Mom. And I know God knows it. Waiting is hard. But you are so patient and I commend that to you!

Best of luck with this new game plan! I'm excited to see where this leads you!

Paige said...

so glad for you. I will be praying for you all (you, Fred and the docs) as you travel this new path.

Much love,
paige

Amy said...

Glad your appointment went well. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

black tag diaries said...

so glad to hear that your appointment was encouraging. praying for you on this journey...

natalie @ stickles family blog said...

so glad to read that things are somewhat positive for you right now!! praying for you sweet friend! :)

Marian said...

Always happy for some good news. Always in my thoughts and prayers!!

Jocelyn said...

great news Caroline! It never hurts to try something new... you never know! :)

Melissa said...

You have such a positive attitude about the whole thing. Maybe seeing a new doctor and making a new plan is just the trick for you and Fred! :)

Chicago Cuisine Critique said...

Keeping you in my thoughts! I have a very good feeling about this. Best of luck! Keep us posted!

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

Praying for you sweet girl! God can do incredible miracles!

Melissa Jo said...

Your in my prayers sweets! My sister struggled with many of the same issues for years and currently has a 3 month hold little boy that is precious. Leave it to the Lord to his timing, for his timing is perfect.

Ecc 3:11 God makes everything happen at the right time. Yet none of us can ever fully understand all he has done, and he puts questions in our minds about the past and the future.

French Lover said...

You have a wonderful, inspiring positive attitude and that's so important. I'm so glad this appointment went well. I'll be praying for your miracle ! It'll happen :)

Bisous !

Erin said...

Sending prayers your way, doll!

Jenn @ West Sac Honey said...

Praying for you! My girlfriend had a hard time for over a year and she is now pregnant with twins from invetro! Positive thoughts!

Meagan said...

You are in my prayers some day this struggle will all make sense! Gotta believe!

Jessica said...

Keeping you and Fred in my prayers. Hoping for the best for you two!

Christin said...

Keeping you in my prayers.

Sarah said...

Glad y'alls appointment was a positive one! Praying for you & Fred and also your doctors.

Jen said...

It sounds like it was a good, positive appointment. Sending lots of good thoughts and vibes your way <3

David and Elizabeth said...

You and Fred are in our thoughts!

Leah said...

I'm glad the appointment went well this week. I know that you and Fred will be amazing parents and I can't wait for the day when you get that positive test. I'll be there for you every step of the way. Prayers will continue to come your way. Thank you for all of your prayers, as each day passed I know it's another day of healing.

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

It sounds like all of this is another good step in the right direction down the road to pregnancy! I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for you.

star said...

This is such great news! Im praying this new treatment works friend!

d.a.r. said...

So happy to hear some good news!! Praying for a little one to bless you!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

WONDERFUL news my dear!! I am sending lots of prayers your way! Stay positive and know you have lots of support here!

Kristin said...

I am so happy to hear that you guys are making some progress! You have such an amazing attitude and I have no doubt you will have the chance to be an amazing mama! I'm thinking of you and your hubs and pray that things will keep moving in the right direction for you!