10 days later, its confirmed: not pregnant.
I began the Provera today. Still skeptical as I have been on this before and it did not produce a bleed. Praying that this time will be different and that my body will react to the medication and bleed. Then we can do our 2nd round of Clomid to continue the science experiment.
My OB drops what feels like another bomb.
“You may bleed while taking the Provera, in that case, call us, otherwise it could take up to 2 weeks after taking the Provera (for 10 days) before you bleed.”
Wait, WHAT?! Not only did we have to wait 10 days because we had unprotected sex in order to start the Provera, in addition to taking the Provera for 10 days, but now we may have to wait another 2 weeks after to see if I even bleed?!?
And then what if I don’t bleed? It may be that I will be put on birth control which will take another MONTH before we can even begin round 2 of Clomid.
Ok, so what am I really feeling?
A little duped at the moment. Here I was thinking that if we aren’t pregnant one month then we will just try again the following… NOPE. It’s almost like we have to wait every OTHER month.
I can already feel my impatience building up What is that about? The impatience I mean. Feeling as though I’m in such a hurry to get this baby show on the road and that I don’t want to be left behind from other friends, I don’t want to be an old mom… ah, I see it… I’m fearful. Good to note.
Angry and resentful that I have to be different than millions of women in this world. Not only can I not get pregnant just by having sex (which is the story for many people in my family), but I cant just go one month to the next trying to become pregnant. Since I don’t get a period, I have to essentially wait 10-24 days between cycles to even START the next cycle.
Am I feeling a bit dramatic? Yes. I’m also feeling as though this isn’t fair that my road seems so much more difficult than other people. (Pity party)
There I go, dropping into the world of comparison and complaining. I know where this leads and it’s no where, FAST.
I’m not dismissing my feelings (stated above), and yet those feelings don’t serve me. They don’t produce anything helpful.
So I know I need to turn it around- looking for the good, I start a list of things that I am grateful for and recognizing the things I DO have as opposed to the things I don’t.
I begin to pray for guidance and rest in Him, knowing that God has a plan for each one of us. All of our journeys look different. There may be some similarities between mine and another, but we all have our journey to enjoy. And it is to be enjoyed, not fretted or worried over, but embraced.
How can I live today as though I knew I would be a mom in the future?
I remember asking this of myself when I wanted to be married. I pined for a husband and to no longer be single, desiring so much to know who this man would be in my life. Yet that simple question helped me to live my single days to their fullest.
So, I bring it into my life now. Knowing my life will change when we have kids. How can I live my life today with the assurance that I will be a mom in the future?
Enjoy sleeping, afternoon napping, going to the gym when I want to, spontaneous date nights, reading quietly, hiking and camping without much planning…
God is preparing us and helping me experience the joys of today.