So we had our consultation appointment yesterday, and without saying too much that may embarrass the hubby, there were definitely some awkward moments. Let’s just say that I giggled a lot haha.
But GREAT news came today from the tests — sperm count is above normal! That is a turnaround from the last round of testing, so praise God. That means that we can have 3-4 months of non-IUI (intra-uterine-insemination) cycles! Here is the plan that P and I came up with with the help of our RE (Reproductive Endocrinologist), Dr. Moore:
3-4 cycles of Clomid (mild fertility drug) using “regular” intercourse. (About December – March).
3-4 cycles of Clomid using IUI. (About April – July).
3-4 cycles of more intense (injectable – ew!) fertility drugs using IUI (About August – whenever).
So that gives us up to a year! Dr. Moore was very optimistic that with the “package” that we have (pcos – polycystic ovarian syndrome, but young age and healthy body weight, good looking uterus and tubes, haha) that the IUI’s and heavier fertility drugs should be the maximum that we would have to go through, ie. no IVF (In-vitro fertilization). That is good, because P and I are still very unsure about how we feel with IVF. So this plan gives us at least a year to really pray and determine how we feel about it as well as to discuss adoption.
So thats the plan in a nut shell. Dr. Moore gave me provera to make my period come, as it was being very stubborn this month, so I should be starting the Clomid and having my ultrasound to see how many follicles (eggs) it creates around the 22nd or 23rd — meaning we should have a fun Christmas trying!
I will post again sometime after the ultrasound — if you want to hear a really funny story about our consultation visit that I think would be too embarrassing to P for me to post, just ask me and I’ll email you or tell you in person!
Also, I wanted to add, that I really am feeling very at peace and optimistic about this and P is feeling the same way. We will see how I feel as we begin to get negative pregnancy tests, but I am trying to trust that the Lord will sustain us.