Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Another appointment with the fertility specialist

Today I had a follow-up appointment with the fertility specialist. There was no examination or anything, but the doctor and I had a good talk. I am supposed to return on Sunday to have an ultrasound. The doctor may want to put me on Clomid, but that depends on the results of tests that he will be starting. Because I have been having more regular menstrual cycles since starting the Metformin, he said that is encouraging and might be enough to help increase my odds of getting pregnant. He is going to test the hormone levels in my egg when I ovulate again to make sure everything is okay there. And some other tests will be run. Depending on what the results are, I may need some additional tests. So the nurse I spoke to after my appointment today said to prepare for some appointments with little warning, as they will be scheduled depending on what goes on with my body. Fun stuff! But it gives me hope and helps me feel like I may be that much closer to getting pregnant.

I was reading 1 Samuel chapter 1 today and started crying, reading about Hannah being overcome with sorrow at not being able to have kids and pleading with God to open her womb. I know that God knows what I'm going through and will comfort me through my trials. I also have faith that I will be able to get pregnant if I am meant to get pregnant, in God's own time. So I prayed for comfort, patience, and strength as I wait for God's timeline for me and strive to understand his plan for me as well. I know he has not forgotten or abandoned me.


The K Family said...

I pray that you will be blessed with kids soon Debra. Really I do.

Even though I have 2 kids right now, it wasn't easy for us to get pregnant. Our first son was an unplanned "birth control baby." And Our 2nd son was actually our 4th pregnancy because I was diagnosed with PCOS, placed on Metformin to get my periods going and had 2 miscarriages in between. It was difficult.....emotionally and physically.

I know it doesn't help hearing from other people that have kids. Sometimes it just makes things worse. But I know that things will all turn out in your favor and you will be a mom soon. :)

The Goodmans said...

Debra, I hope all goes well with you. Your regular periods and your success with your weight loss are both positive signs that you may be able to get pregnant. Those are the 2 things that I did and before I went to see the specialist, I took an at home test because my period stopped being regular again, and now I am pregnant. And, seeing as we are sisters, hopefully it is the same for you. My heart goes out to you. I love you so much. Will keep you in our prayers!

Jahn said...

I'm reminded of the couple who prayed for years to have kids. Then they found out that's not how it's done. Now they have seven.

Carrissa Hellewell said...

Thats great! I hope it progresses quickly! Thanks for sharing the scripture you read!