Whirlwind

Monday, November 23, 2009

I had visions of me going to my RE today and having the u/s and him being like, "What are you talking about? That was just heavy implantation spotting- You are pregnant!"

Haha. Sometimes I really crack myself up!!

Back to reality, my u/s went great today- a few baby follicles, but no cysts, thanks be to God! And, contrary to what I was thinking, my RE is getting bold and bumping my injection to 200iu per night!! I think he is a bit frustrated that my left ovary is a total moocher and has not produced any contender follicles. No more Mr. Nice Guy, left ovary!! No more letting Miss Right Ovary do all the work around here. I hope I don't respond too quickly on the increased dosage, though, because the first I'll be able to be monitored is a week from today!! He said after three injectable/IUI cycles, the chances of that method working are pretty slim, so I don't know what our stats are supposed to be- this is injectable #3, but only IUI #2. I'm anticipating an IUI late next week, but we'll see how things go :) It would be awesome to have it on the weekend again...

And just because Mr. A and I are totally type-A and want to have advance information on anything we do, I asked for the IVF cost sheet. Gulp. $9865 (not including meds). And when I told my friend K that, we both remarked that, as sad as it was, that is actually lower than we were anticipating!! Haha!

I don't mean any disrespect to your IVF'ers out there, but I hope we don't have to do IVF. I guess no one does though. I know some people don't agree with IVF, and it's not like we're considering this lightly and hoping to carelessly create a million embryo's that we then don't know what to do with and thereby cause them to be thoughtlessly killed. For those of you not considering IVF, I hope you'll continue to read anyway...

All that comes to me whenever I pray about IVF is that God is still the creator. It doesn't matter how many eggs you retrieve or how many are fertilized or how many become blasts or how many are transferred back into mom. I happen to believe life starts at conception, and God either allows conception during IVF or He doesn't. He sustains that baby or He doesn't. It is still in His control and out of ours, no matter how much we wish otherwise. The reason I feel so strongly about this? Even the percent success of IVF is not anywhere near 100%. Don't you think that scientists would love to be able to "play God" and guarantee IVF success and come up with a way they could certainly make it happen? But they can't. Because life is ultimately up to God.

There are many choices which a Christian considering IVF needs to pray intensely about, and you can believe we are going to be on our knees about it. Well, first we'll be praying that this IUI works and we won't have to try IVF. But we are already praying for discernment about IVF.

I probably won't get many chances to post in the next several days due to Thanksgiving (I will be too busy eating)! I have alot to be thankful for, that is for sure. I will be praying for safe travels for all of you, and those of you doing IUI's/monitoring over the holiday will especially be in my prayers.

12 comments:

JC said...

I hope the little "bump up" works and you get a BFP!
Have a good Thanksgiving!

Hillary said...

So glad your baseline went well!

And I hear you about the prayers and considerations about IVF. It's definitely on DH and my minds as a hopefully not-needed possibility. And your IVF does sound cheap! Ours would be about $12,000 w/o meds.

A baby for Al? said...

Yay for no cysts! Good luck on the next cycle and I hope the bump up on meds = a BFP.

Have a happy thanksgiving!

Dea.nna said...

So glad to hear that your u/s went well. Good luck on the higher dosage of meds. I'm hoping you'll be sharing some exciting news very soon!

I hear you on the IVF front. It's something the hubs and I are constantly discussing.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Katie said...

Hooray for no cysts! I hope the increased dosage works and that lefty starts pulling his weight. :)

callmemama said...

I hope the new meds work for you! I don't know if I could ever wrap my mind around IVF, but on some days I really think I would do anything. I go in circles, and there is definitely no easy answer. I also hope you don't have to take that path, but we'll be here to support you regardless.

Melissa said...

I hope the jump in meds do the trick!

I too don't know if I'll ever get IVF. I mean, I know we'll exhaust all possibilites before IVF but I just hope & pray that God will hear all of our prayers...and give us a BFP.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Praying for Hope said...

IVF is as hard choice. My DH and I have considered it and the possibility still crosses my mind. I don't think I'll ever do it for two reasons: $$$$$ and it might fail. I know I'd be crushed if it failed, and I'm afraid to face that. More power to you if you decide that's the direction you're to follow.

Thankful said...

Two great posts! I really appreciate your relationship with your hubby - isn't it great when they take care of things (including you!)?!?. Prayers for you with the bumped up meds!

Nicole said...

Good luck with this one! I hope Lefty shows up to play this time :)
Definitely no offense taken on the IVF issue. It's such a personal decision, and I think we all need to respect others' choices about it.

Stacey said...

Wishing you a very happy Thanksgiving! Praying that the Lord will lead you clearly in the direction you should go, and that your BFP will come soon.

Leah said...

Thinking of you as your DH and you decide the next steps.