Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The Beginning of a Plan

Since we've been back in our house I've been pretty content just going with the flow and not stressing over TTC. I even put away my fertility monitor, thermometer, and ovulation predictor kits (a BIG step for this OCD TTCer!!!!!). I just KNEW I was pregnant this week at the end of cycle 15, but it appeared this morning as though I am not...
This is actually the 1st test I've taken in over 6 months! I am proud of myself! I have kicked my old habit of being a pee-on-a-stick-aholic (at least until next month, I'm afraid it may be like alcoholism, once you start again you can't stop!).

Well, after that lovely start to my morning, I spent the next few hours deciding if I was ready to begin full fledged TTC again. After checking facebook I saw where my friend Anna developed a plan with our OB this morning (we both see Dr. wonderful) and that helped me make my decision. I decided to call and schedule an appointment for Michael and I to go in and just talk with him about what our options are. We have been talking about IUI more and more lately since we found out that it is VERY affordable through the OB office. We also think after 20 months, 15 cycles, and 2 miscarriages it is time to develop a plan.

So, we see Dr. Wonderful on July 24! I am hoping that after maybe another month or two of just trying on our own we'll be able to attempt an IUI. Please continue to pray that we have a baby of our own one way or another soon!

I wait for the LORD, my soul waits,
and in his word I put my hope.
Psalms 130:5

15 comments:

Guy and Julie said...

I'm glad you made an appointment, I'm glad you love your doctor, and I'm SO glad you've had a break to get refreshed and refocused. I'm sorry about this morning--your way of putting it as an addiction is quite true--I nearly bought the case of pg tests at Sam's so many times. And I might as well have because I definitely went through enough pg tests over the last 4 years to go through SEVERAL cases of them! I will be praying for you as you make a plan with Michael. I hope that you will have a peace and just know what the right step is for you guys to take next.

Kelly said...

I'm sorry about your start to your day but I know it won't be long until you get that magic "yes"! and we will be rejoicing with you!!!!
Always praying..............

Amanda said...

Maybe this is a bad sign, but I just got excited that Sam's carries CASES of pregnancy tests while making a mental note to stop by there this weekend! Ha!

Jennifer said...

I'm so excited for you to take the next step. I'm sorry that this morning started the way it did. I'm praying for you so often. I cannot wait to hear how the appt goes at the end of the month!

Elizabeth said...

So sorry for how your day started ;( I'll be praying for you.

Lianna Knight said...

YEAH@!!! Your plan sounds EXACTLY like ours!! We are planning to try again this cycle and then IUI is the way we are going...if we aren't pregnant this time :)

Praying for you friend!

Jenna said...

Praying for you always! I'm so sorry you had a rough start today!

Anna said...

I'm way excited! Who knows, maybe we'll get preggo together! I'm skeptical about this month for me because Clomid has not made me ovulate in the past. But then again, I've never added progesterone to the equation. I hope we both get preggo by Fall!

Natalie said...

Sending prayers from Tampa!! Hoping everything goes smoothly ...

Silvina said...

Sorry about the BFN!!! I wish you luck at your OB's appt. I really hope you will get your BFP very soon. I'm always thinking and praying for you.

Aishlea and Brandon said...

Praying for you and Anna! :)

Lauren Kelly said...

Praying and believing with you :O)

Sarah said...

Oh, girlfriend, i know what you are feeling. *Hugs*

It's funny-I told myself too that if nothing happens after this month, I am making an appointment with my OB. Maybe it's time to make the next step.

I'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!

Kelli said...

July 24th is a great day - my 5 year anniversary! I hope you get lots of great info and answers from your ob and that you get a BFP very soon!

Kendra said...

What an awful way to start your day.

I am very excited about your next steps though!! How great to have a plan, and also what wonderful encouragement to remember HE has a plan for us too....I needed that today!
I will be praying for you guys as you start this next step in your journey, praying for wisdom, peace and HOPE!!
Blessings,
kendra