Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Plan of Attack

I met with my RE today and formed a new plan of attack. She is going to have the nurses check over my chart to make sure everything is in place for another cycle. In early April, I will make an appointment to meet with them to go over the new protocol. Finally, in May or June I will start another fresh cycle on the atagonist protocol - possibly BCPs, Repronex, Puregon, and Orgalutron. I feel renewed hope, and my RE does too. She said that we are young healthy individuals and should expect great success rates with a new cycle. Now, just have to wait until May!!!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

A Distraction

My MIL has decided that she is going to take us on a vacation. We are going to go somewhere tropical over New Years. Now, we just need to choose a vacation spot. Jamaica? Cuba? Bahamas? Hawaii? So many choices! At least I will have something constructive to research, rather than researching imaginary pregnancy symptoms! Although, I have to admit, I already figured out how far along I would be if we did our IVF in May/June. If I happen to get pregnant with twins, the trip would be off - I would be too far along. I sure hope everything works out in my favor.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Naturopathic Doctors?

I have never seen a naturopathic doctor, but am interested in going for an assessment to see what they tell me. But, how do I know I found a good ND? What should I be looking for when I go? Naturopathy is a whole new world for me, but one worth exploring. Maybe I have immune issues preventing me from getting pregnant? I just want to have the best shot possible with my next fresh cycle. I am trying to eat healthy and exercise. I am remembering to take my prenatals every day. I am keeping busy and relatively stress free with work. I want to be pregnant, I want to start a family.

If anyone is reading, please leave me a comment on your experience with an ND if you have had any!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Don't I Look Like a Natural!?

This is my nephew Jacob, almost three months old. Don't I look like a natural? I think I would suit motherhood!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Adoption versus Another Kick at the IVF Can..

Whenever we tell people we are having troubles conceiving, they always suggest adoption - "Why don't you JUST adopt?" You can't JUST adopt. It doesn't work that way. DH and I are not against adoption, but when the cost to adopt a newborn is the same as another try at IVF, why not try and have a child of our own. I get mad when people suggest adoption (not because it is bad) because I get mad at my body for not getting pregnant.

I long to be a mother, but I also want to experience pregnancy and labor, just like many other women get to. I have also realized that patience is a virtue and one that I need to learn. I am learning, just slowly. I still want to be a mom but know that maybe I just need to wait a few more months. We will do another fresh cycle, but need to get some finances in order first. I am also going to try and lose a bit of weight and live a healthy lifestyle.

Hopefully come May, we will be able to cycle again (with better results than last time)! Now if only I could find some money...or win the lottery! Accepting donations!!!