Sunday, October 16, 2011

My Pregnancy Journey

This is our Pregnancy Journey. It's long.

May 25, 2010
Doctor's appointment with Dr. G to talk about birth control alternatives.
Decided to go off birth control to prepare my body for baby and to start trying in a year.
Was told I should start my period and ovulate right away.

June 1, 2010
Went off birth control.
Should start period and ovulate next month.

July 2010
No period.

August 2010
No Period

September 2010
No period

October 2010
No period

November 2010
No period

December 2010
No period
Went for my yearly Dr. appointment and preconception appointment with Dr. G.
Told him we were ready for another baby but wasn't having a period.
He prescribed Provera to start period.
Told to Take Provera from December 21-30.
Dr. gave us the ok to start trying after I got my period.

Next person to ask me when I'm going to have another baby is going to get punched in the face!

January 2011
January 12-1st period in 3 years
January 24- 2nd period in 1 month

February 2011
Febuary 17-20 4 failed pregnancy test
Cried in church when the choir sang "I must tell Jesus"
February 21- Period

March 2011
Monday March 14
feel different, groggy, breast soreness, I don't feel like myself. It could just be the time change

Tuesday March 15
Light spotting, could be a period could be implantation bleeding, too early for period. I did this with Lucy.

March 16
Heavier flow, confirmed negative pregnancy test.
Pregnancy test should say Yeah Pregnant or So sorry Sweetie go eat some Chocolate.

Thursday, March 17
Period-regular, different than last two months. Hopefully back to normal.

Leave Tomorrow for Baton Rouge


Saturday March 26
Period AGAIN... recalculate fertile days

March 30
Found ovulation kits at the associate store for half off, rare find, took as a sign to stock up.

April 2011
April 2, 2011
Period.
I called the Dr. Spoke to a nurse, explained my situation. Since we are trying to conceive he decided to do another round of provera to restart my system. If periods continue to be every 1-2 weeks with no ovulation than he will prescribe clomid.

Clomid- fertility drug. I don't know how I feel about this. Could take up to a year to work itself out naturally though.


April 5
started provera.

April 16
Period.

April 19

last day of period.


Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding in all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths.
-Proverbs 3: 5-6 KJV


Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this. He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun. Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him.
Psalm 37: 4-7

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
Romans 12:12

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest.
Matthew 11:28

This too shall pass.
Proverbs 15:14


April 30
Period

Waiting until December to go on fertility drugs.

God makes you hunger so that you know what it means to be fed...


May 2011
May 13
The good news is it has been a week and I haven't had a period. I have taken a 30 day ovulation prediction test and have not ovulated.

I've found comfort in God. I've been reading scriptures more, praying more and listening more...

I feel the strong urge to take a break this month. We need a break. We will start again next month. I feel like God is asking me to take some time off for my family. I feel like a crazy lady. How do I know this is from God? Easy, I want a baby! I don't want to prolong holding my new baby any longer!


May 18
Period

June 2011
June 13
Period
26 dys apart! Pretty Normal! Maybe a break is what we needed!

June 27
Period... CRAP!

June 28
I may approach God with boldness, freedom and confidence.
Ephesians 3:12

Praise and exalt and glorify the King of heaven, because everything He does is right and all his ways are just.
Danial 4: 37

Even when we are too weak to have any faith left, He remains faithful to us and will help us, for he cannot disown us who are part of Himself, and He will always carry out His promises to us.
II Timothy 2:13

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Matthew 11: 28

Look to the Lord and his strength, seek his face always.
I Chronicles 16:11


July 2011
July 7
Took an ovulation test today and I'm ovulating! I'm so excited!

July 9
Period

July 15
Extreme Cramps

July 16
Period
Time for Help!


July 22
Appointment with Dr. G, accompanied by Jonathan and Lucy.

Dr. G suggested 3 options
1. Birth control to regulate. -Umm NO!
2. Dilate the Cervix and scrape from the inside. -Umm No Thank You.
3. Birth control and Clomid. -Umm No!

After some convincing we decided to start birthcontrol again. After my next period we call back and he will do an ultrasount do check for cysts. They also did blood test to check my thyroid.

Blood test came back normal.


July 23
Started Period. My third period this month!

July 24
Started birth control

August 2011
August 2
I just want a baby.

August 19
Started period.
Dr. G not in office. Call monday.


August 22
Appointment with Dr. G at 3:30

He did an ultrasound to check my uterus and ovaries. Uterus very thin-normal after period. Ovaries looked very boring!

He perscribed Clomid 25mg. He was going to perscribe 50 mg but I told him about my family history of twins.

Started Clomid on August 22.


August 30
Appointment with Dr. G.
He did another ultrasound to check if there were any follicles.

When he walked in he asked me how I felt. I told him that morning I started cramping, I didn't know if it was normal. His face lit up like Christmas morning. He said, "Which side." I replied the right side...
He found two large follicles 24-30mm and few smaller ones on the right ovary.

He administered the trigger shot so that I would begin ovulating. Gave us directions on what to do next and told me to wait until day 30 to test so I didn't get a false positive.


I asked what my chances were to get pregnant the first time. He said you have just as good of a chance as any other couple, 20%.

On my way home I got a phone call from parkhill telling me that my insurance wouldn't cover any of the feritity treatments or the medicine. I said okay. They told me it would cost $500 a cycle including medicine. Not what I needed to hear!


August 31
I'm so worried this won't work. I don't want to pay $500 a cycle. I just want to hold my new baby. I'm filled with fears. I'm just going to hand it over to the Lord. It's in HIS hands. No matter what happens I know that He is good all the time.

For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek with all your heart.
Jeremiah 29:11-13


September 2011
September 9
I'm driving myself crazy!
Note to self- quit checking the internet!

Pregnancy signs
slight cramping
sore nipples- It could be because I keep grabbing them.

One more week until I can test!


September 16
Positive pregnancy test! But it's only day 28. I was told not to check until day 30.

September 18
Two more positive pregnancy tests!
God is good! All the time!
This is in his hands. I know it is still very early but I'm going to celebrate this baby and PRAISE THE LORD no matter what happens! If we are meant to have this baby he will give it to us!


September 19
Called the doctor to confirm. Told to wait 2 days then go for a blood test.

September 21
Blood test
The nurse called to tell me that the blood test came back positive but my hcg numbers were really low and not to get too excited! I had to wait two days to go back for another blood test.


September 23
My blood test came back showing my hcg levels had doubled from the day before!
Which meant I was pregnant!
RELIEF
!
They scheduled me for an ultrasound since I was a fertility patient.

October 2011
Oct 4
Ultrasound with Dr. G.
He was excited to see us. He told us that he wants all of his patients to get pregnant but he really wanted us to get pregnant. He also told us that his nurses told him we were there waiting and he skipped 2 patients to see us!

He did an ultrasound and we got to see the most beautiful little heart beat!


He said he was going to do another ultrasound at 8 weeks just so we could see the baby again!

This is our story. Yes it is long. We feel so blessed! God has been so good to us!

The End.

4 comments:

Leslie said...

Infertility is such a painful struggle. I am sorry I didn't know you were going through this. I would have been happy to lend an ear. It will all soon be a distant memory.

Carman said...

I had no idea of your struggle, Mary. I'm so happy for you!

Audrey said...

Now I feel like a jerk for being one of those people to ask you when you guys wanted to have another baby. Thanks for not punching me! ; )

I'm so happy that you and Jonathan have been blessed with another baby. You definitely deserve to be parents to another wonderful little life!

Jenna said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you! We struggled for over two years to get pregnant with our first, and I know how hard infertility is!