Monday, July 9, 2012

The Good News and the Bad News

For those of you who have been following the blog and keeping up with when our next IVF session is, know that is was to happen at the end of July.  Also, if you remember in my last blog post I told you that Luke and I would be trying naturally during our break of infertility treatments.  Which brings me to the good news...the good news is we were successful in getting pregnant on our own!  This also brings me to the bad news...we miscarried.  Before you starting asking how we are doing, we are doing ok.  I think we have both gotten so use to disappointment at this point that it is almost second nature.  So we dealt with it and have moved on.  I wasn't very far along, only about 5 weeks and didn't need a D&C, thankfully.  The other part of the good news is we were able to get pregnant on our own, my endometrine lining was very thick, the sac was right where it should be, in the middle of my uterus, and all of my reproductive organs did their job.  All together, that is a blessing, a BIG blessing!

So where do we go from here?  The answer is, I don't know just yet.  The Dr. wants to run test to see if there is any reason as to why my body doesn't want to grow embryos, since this is the second time this has happened to me.  In order to do that, we have to wait approximately a month to let my hormone levels come back to normal.  So as much as Luke and I want to try again naturally we are going to have to hold off, so we can find out what, if anything, is going on.  I pray that if there is something askew with my body its and easy fix and we can be on our way to baby making!!!

Where do we stand on the IVF?  Honestly, don't know the answer to that question either.  Since we have gotten pregnant on our own, Luke really wants to try naturally as long as possible.  We have 18 months to use our other cycle, so Luke really wants to wait it out and see if we can get pregnant again naturally.  We have discussed it, but haven't decided on anything yet. We will wait to see what the test reveal.  In the meantime I am going to continue doing what I was doing.  Eating a healthy diet (ok, somewhat healthy, this part I didn't do so good with), taking all the supplements, acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, no alcohol, and no caffeine.  However, the month I did get pregnant I did slack off a bit and allowed myself some alcohol.  Perhaps there is something to that ;-).  At any rate, I wanted to keep everyone informed since we are nearing the end of July.  Please continue to pray for us and thanks again for all your love, prayers and support!

1 comment:

Lana said...

Thank you for sharing all of your ups and downs in this journey. Happy and sad for your most recent news. Still praying for you.