Another long break means a lot of information and/or events that kept me too busy to write. But here I am; ready to talk about it...The good, the bad, the incredibly frustrating!
We marked our 4th anniversary of our first miscarriage on December 16th and I can't help, but to ask one question. Why? I want a baby, but I don't want to go through another miscarriage.
Today was Cycle Day 3 which means testing, testing, and more testing. As excited as we were to start this process, I was grossly unprepared for the effects. Fingers crossed that we won’t have to repeat this day for quite a while!
Here is the first post of the new series! "I want a baby, but" ... is my short story series where I'll touch on a wide range of topics--the good, the bad, the ugly of trying to conceive. Today's post: I want a baby, but not thinking about my cycle has been wonderful!
The day before Thanksgiving, we had our first second-opinion doctor's appointment. We decided to go with this doctor and say NO to IVF ... December is shaping up to be an incredibly busy month with loads of testing scheduled around the holidays!
Our first doctor appointment was pretty positive and pretty overwhelming. We received more information that we could've imagined and knew what to do with and were given a map of what will happen next. (Finally a real, check-the-boxes plan!) Now, we just need to decide what that next step will actually be: IVF or a different doctor.
After 3 miscarriages, you would think that I'd have experienced a complication or two, but I haven't (luckily)...until now. Thank you miscarriage #4, I so appreciate that (hint of sarcasm)! Luckily, there were some answers and a little silver lining.
A lot has happened in the 16 days since my last post. We went to Colorado, received a moving timeline, and got some results from my blood work. Visiting Colorado seemed to have been perfectly planned and just what we needed before the craziness that is moving starts.
Waiting for and heading into that first high risk OB appointment is nerve racking! After a few weeks of letting my nerves get the better of me, I got organized. Today, I'm sharing 3 questions I asked and why I'm grateful to have done so.
MTHFR…No, it’s not an abbreviation for a curse word...this time! It's time to talk about our second appointment and the information we got regarding gene mutation and autoimmune issues.