The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. ~Philippians 4:4-9

Our family is a circle of strength and love, with every birth and every union, the circle will grow, every joy shared adds more love, every crisis faced together, makes the circle stronger
- author unknown

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Our Infertility treatment update....

So its been a while since I've posted on our infertility treatments and where we stand. The past 2 months I have been on birth control pills for treatment of several ovarian cysts. Dr. Long would not let me procede with the ovulation induction injections until the cysts were either gone or under a certain size. So Friday I was off to Birmingham for an appt. and got good news the cysts were finally gone and we were ready to procede with the plan that Ive been ready to begin since..... oh, back in Feb. but there have just been too many different issues.... very much a roller coaster ride. Friday was day 4 of my cycle, all my lab work and ultrasounds were normal so I started my shots fri. night.


The shots are not really that painful, I had to go through this same process to get pregnant with Sam so it was all to familiar actually. I give the shots to myself every night in my tummy until this Wed. night and then back to the Dr on Thurs. They will then do and ultrasound to see if all of the follicles are mature and ready if so we will procede with and IUI (intrauterine insemination) on Sat. Needless to say this is going to be a very long and stressful week. I try so hard not to worry about it but when you have this whole protocol to follow its nearly impossible to not worry or think about it. When I took this medicine prior to becoming pregnant with Sam it caused my ovaries to get overstimulated which was very PAINFUL and landed me on bedrest for quite some time, things are different now and I cant be on bedrest with a 5 year old, so Im worried about that. Im worried that we wont become pregnant this month and if not can we keep affording this whole process month after month. Its just so so hard to know what to do, but above all these things Ive mentioned I do know that my savior Jesus is in complete control and these medications and procedures are all just an assistance, above all its in his hands and without him it will not happen! I pray from the very bottom of my heart that he will allow us to become pregnant this month, I know he hears my crys and my prayers and in him I will continue to be faithful! Thank you for your prayers too :)

9 comments:

Sarah said...

Praying for you!!

Amy said...

Jennifer,
You hang in there! I'm praying for you!

Amy

Memaw Barbie said...

I am off on Tuesday if you need me to keep Sam. I have the other boys and will be home all day. Call if you need me. Blessings

gabgirl said...

i am praying for you...every day~

praying that you experience the peace that passes all understanding this week.

much love~gg

FireWife425 said...

I LOVE the doctors at ART!!! I also remember those Follistim shots & IUI's....
I will be praying for y'all especially during the next few days.
May God Bless!
~NikkiF

The HoneaBees said...

My prayers are with you and Chad!
K

Love my 2 BoYs! said...

Thanks everyone for the prayers, i feel all of them and they are GREATLY appreciated!

Becky said...

my prayers are with you!! my BF monica is having her IUI on wednesday. give her a shout! (she shows up "monica" on my blog list)

Joy said...

praying for patience, peace & a big fat positive =)