How much did the 3 additional days of medication help?
My heart sank (again) as I looked at the ultrasound.
I don’t mean to get my hopes up with all of this but they do. It just happens that I get swept up in the possibilities.
I will be honest; I go back and forth about being a mom right now. I know I would LOVE to have a family and grow these little humans, but man it’s a lot of work and sacrifice.
There is some part of me that is thinking this LONG process towards becoming pregnant is preparing my heart because, with each let down, I grow even more intensely desiring of a healthy baby.
Could it be that this road of heartache is exactly what I need to prepare to really want a baby, bad enough to be ok with my life changing?
What am I say? I really don’t know what my life will be like once we have kids. I tend to superimpose myself into other people’s realities. Observing what other people’s lives look like with kids.
Who knows what mine will look like?
No one but God.
With that, I must let go and trust that my story will be my story.
The uterine lining is down to 4mm, oh no!
There are still 6 follicles, largest is 11mm.
What? I don’t understand. After 3 days of medication and the largest only great 1mm. This is crazy.
Now we are on day 12… eek.
I am thinking it’s too late for this cycle.
We’ve missed our chance to make these follicles large enough for ovulation.
We send the results to Dr. G and wait on them.
They didn’t get it and it’s now the close of day.
Ugh, I am so upset.
My heart is heavy as I was really hoping that we would be able to try this round.
Do I really have to wait another month before we can start all of this over?
I am becoming impatient.
This is when I begin to feel like I’m 2 different people.
When I’m not ‘trying’ for a baby, I’m totally ok. Loving my life, wanting to continue growing my coaching business. Things are great.
But then I get around friends who have babies, and I want to be with them in the next stage of life. I start to want a growing family.
The longing grows as I ingest medication that inevitably makes me a little nutty.
Yes, I said before that the medication didn’t have many side effects, but I’m starting to wonder if that is true. I am a little sensitive. Plus, my face is breaking out which is never a confidence booster.
We have to wait until tomorrow to hear from Dr. G.
I feel defeated.
Holy cow, what a difference a day makes.
I head off to work and leave hubby to man the phones if any news comes in from Dr. G.
I actually forgot about it as I was working with clients and engaging in self-care activities (hit up the gym, enjoyed lunch, relaxed in a massage).
On the way home, I got a call from Hubby.
“Can you swing by Safeway and pick up 4 more days’ worth of Letrozole?” He asked.
Absolutely! Game on… this cycle is not over, yippee!
I am so grateful to have Hubby, who is my partner in life, which is demonstrated through this.
He has been such a support and I appreciate him picking up medications when he’s out, talking with nurses and doctors, sending reports and encouraging me through the ups and the downs.
When thanking him, he said, “sure, you’re the one who has to go in for blood draws, ultrasounds and ingest medications.”
We are doing this together.
- Dr. G. upped the pills to 3 a day for 4 days.
- Ultrasound on day 5 of the pills (which will be day 17 of my man-made cycle)
Overjoyed that I am still in the game for this round.
God, I know you know what you’re doing. I trust this entire process is in your hands and know that you are working on my heart and in my body for the perfect little one(s) to be growing inside of me.
I pray for a healthy place for babies to grow inside of me. Prepare my body and mind for pregnancy and motherhood. I pray for healthy, full-term babies that will be able to enjoy and experience the fullness of this world and the glory and love of you God.
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I went through this 20 years ago and can relate to what you are feeling. I’m so glad that you are trusting God – I didn’t. I wasn’t a believer when I was trying to get pregnant, and I really wish I had been.
Thanks for encouraging me Kim. This is not an easy journey and am so grateful to have God in our lives!