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!
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.
The week of October 9 was Infertility and Pregnancy Loss Awareness week. In the middle of that week, we went through miscarriage number 4. As we wait for our appointment today at the Fertility Clinic, I decided to give a brief overview of the last 3 weeks.
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.
Never in a million years did I think I'd be writing about our infertility journey. Or that this would even be our story to tell! For those interested, here is a brief overview of our infertility journey of from October 2013 to August 2017.