Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Fertility Update

I know that it has been a very long time since I posted anything about our fertility situation on here. As I had told you all before my regular doctor refereed us to a fertility specialist back in the spring.

This is our RE in Charlotte.

Hubs and I have both been twice. One each for individual tests and labs and then we went together on June 15th to discuss those test and lab results. Our RE told us at this appointment that IVF was our only option for getting pregnant. Now of course he said that it could happen on it's own; but our chances of conceiving naturally are very slim. He also wants to see the films from my HSG back in August 2008 because he thinks that I have a abnormal shaped uterus and that before we would do IVF I would need to have surgery to correct it. He said that this abnormal shape would not keep me from getting pregnant through IVF or naturally but if the embryo implanted in certain areas it would eventually run out of room to grow and miscarry. Everything was perfect with Hub's lab work except that his testerone was slightly low so our RE put him on some medication for that. He said it didn't really effect TTC either but the medicine would make Hubs feel better. (Once he said that body builders use it illegally to build muscle mass, Hubs was all for it). It comes in this cute little package that looks exactly like birth control pills. (Its even pink!).

So, now that you know whats going on I'm sure that you want to know what our plans are. Right now, NOTHING! We are waiting on the dr.'s to look at my HSG films and I will go ahead and have that surgery if it is needed and then we are going to keep trying naturally for awhile. IVF is super expensive as I'm sure most of you know and we just keep thinking that we are still so young. I'm sure that it will be something that we look at closer in the future, possibly even the near future, but right now it's just not what we want to do. We are also thinking about adoption. We haven't really discussed that option much but it is something that I am becoming more and more interested in.

Please continue to keep us in your prayers. We would love to have children and are praying that God will bless us with them in His time. We are really at peace with this now which is a blessing in itself. This time last year this news would have devastated me. In the year that I have been blogging I have seen God work so many miracles in women's lives and I know that my miracle will come whether its through a pregnancy or adoption or whatever His will may be.


leslie ruth said...

Thanks for sharing so honestly and in a wonderfully vulnerable way. I'll definitely be praying for y'all and am so grateful for your faith and trust in what God has for you and your family.

And really? He gets the muscle building meds? Where are the meds for us that have the side effect of weight loss?! ;)

Kathryn said...

Thanks for the update, Kelly. I have been thinking about you and wondering how things are going.

I LOVE what you said in your last paragraph. It's exactly how I feel as well and I couldn't have said it any better.

I'm so glad that our paths crossed....just another example of how God places people in each others lives for a very good reason!

Thinking and praying for you!

Nicole said...

I am praying for you. Everything happens for a reason. I know that I am very thankful that my situations has changed.

Guy and Julie said...

Kelly--I think you have the sweetest attitude. I am so glad you seem to have peace and not angst about this. I have prayed for you and will now pray God will continue to guide you and Hubs and that you'll know what the right direction is for your family. And that you won't have to go through any more than necessary--it's a long hard road.

Lori said...

You have said it perfectly. I love your positive outlook, I too have seen so many miracles with infertility, that it does make me more optimistic. Kevin and I have also become more interested in adoption just in the last few months. I think it would be an amazing thing to give a child a good life, and most of all to introduce him the our Lord! I will be thinking about you as you go forward in your journey!

Kendra said...

I will be praying for you! I couldn't agree with you more, God has done miracle after miracle!!! He can do it for us too. I will be praying!!