The time approaches quickly

I find myself looking forward to January while dreading it at the same time. We have decided to try for another child in January. Really, I wanted to try in November, but open enrollment to add maternity coverage to my policy is in November for a January 1st effective date. The good news? My cycle should cooperate fully for us to begin treatment right around the 3rd. Health insurance is in order, Aflac coverage is in effect, and the Reproductive Endocrinologist doctor has been visited with a plan in place. I’ll order my fertility meds on January 1st so it leaves the door open for a second cycle without having to meet my yearly prescription deductible again. Though really, I think we’ll just do one cycle. Even with drug coverage the cost will be about $400 just for the meds. The doctor visits will all be on top of that.

If you are unfamiliar with our story here is a brief rundown of our history trying to have kids. We got married in November 2002. I’m not a fan of the pill so we used a method of birth control my OB called parents… Nothing happened that first year. We started to see what happened the 2nd year we were married. Nope. Nothing. By the third year we were given Clomid by my OB to help us. This caused my cycle to be a day or two longer, but we had no result. About this time I started to learn more about fertility and we went to a fertility specialist {Reproductive Endocrinologist}. I finally read Take Charge of Your Fertility {mind opener & life changer}, and started learning as much as possible about fertility causes and treatments. In year three we did more Clomid rounds {7 total overall}, had a uterine polyp surgically removed, underwent more testing & did a couple rounds of super ovulation cycles with intrauterine insemination {IUI}. Year four finally brought us success 9 months into it after 3 more super ovulation cycles, a big simple cyst, discovering fibroids in my uterus & giving up.

Our successful cycle was a super ovulation cycle decreasing by 1/3 the folical {egg} stimulating hormones, adding a couple days for them to mature, skipping the IUI by getting together normally, using PreSeed sperm friendly stuff & increasing the progesterone dosage by 1/3. Even with twins we had low HCG {pregnancy hormone} numbers that did not double within the normal 48-72 hours. We are going to try the same wonder combination of drugs this time we try.

One thing no one tells you at any point on a journey to parenthood with any issues… It is always a game of hurry up and wait. Hurry get your appointment, wait three months to actually see the doctor. Hurry up and use or do these fertility drugs/treatments, complications cause a 2 month delay in trying again after it was unsuccessful. Find a possible cause for your fertility issues, go through treatment and/or surgery with no active trying for a while. There is always a hurry to do something followed by a period of waiting until finally there is success with a live birth or adoption.

It’s pretty funny. The people we have told we are trying again almost all assume that we will definitely get pregnant again And it will be more then one again. We’re not so sure it will work. I love their optimism though. Maybe it’s the general fascination with multiples mixed with the desire to personally know a family with more then one set prompting those predictions. It’s human nature to want to know something other people don’t. Hey, my aunt & uncle won the lottery! See, I play that game too. Who else knows someone that actually won the lottery? lol

Here is a shot of the twins with their smushed blueberry hands that I talked about on my Facebook status.
WH Nov28 09 4

Blake is such a natural poser! I did not encourage this pose, but I’m so glad he did it.
WH Nov28 09 3

For all those who think Blake looks like me. Yeeaaah, No. He looks just like Guy here.
WH Nov28 09 2

Madison looks so old here to me. Like a 4 or 5 year old. Wow, so crazy.
WH Nov28 09 1

Guy made a JibJab ElfYourself video with the twins. I finally see why people think they look alike. With no hair showing and no real body their faces are quite similar. Check it out. Blake’s tongue out is so funny. Madison’s zen expression makes all the radical moves funny too.

Lisa and company - November 29, 2009 - 3:33 am

Good luck with everything. Honestly the only thing I understood in that whole post was that it was hard the first time and you guys were going to try again in January. Love ya and you will be in my prayers.
Oh and Blake and Madison are seriously so beyond cute I can't even stand it!!!!