Tuesday, November 15, 2011

plan "get a baby"

Last night Bob and I had a meeting with our doctor to discuss what the next step is for plan "baby Barber." We are now in our 5th month of working with our fertility dr. We have done clomid for 3 months, and this is the 2nd month of Femara. Our Dr. explained that since I had surgery to fix my issues and then with the boost from the drugs, my problems should be fixed. Once they are fixed, you should get pregnant within 3 months. Oh ya did I mention we are on month 5? So after this month, continuing what we are doing will be a waste of money. Basically my tubes are having issues since the past 5 months there has been both good eggs and sperm. My Dr. thinks that my endometriosis is affecting my tubes. The only option to get around those dumb tubes is IVF.

I remember leaving one of my first appointments with Dr. Foulk where he told me I had endometriosis and that I may end up having to do IVF. I left his office bawling and I was devastated that I might have to go through IVF to get a baby.

Before going to the appointment last night, I knew that we were headed towards the path of IVF. And I was excited to know that we have that option. It's funny how your perspective changes. I also feel so blessed that we have IVF to help me get a baby, since my tubes struggle.

We are also trying to be hopeful for this month, we haven't given up. We still have this month where we will do insemination with Femara. If nothing happens then the plan is to take December off, and then figure out all of the IVF stuff in January.

And that's our update.

13 comments:

Kerri Jex said...

I was so hoping for good news this month :( You always have the best attitude. Hang in there. You WILL get your baby (or maybe even babies)?! Love you!

Andrea said...

I just LOVE that you are open about this. Not that everyone needs to be, but it is refreshing when someone is. So, thank you.

And best of luck to you! Keep your head up. :)

{Carli} said...

Alyse and Bob, I will say I never have had to go through what you are going through, but losing my little man has made me realize there is a plan, and our Father in Heaven is the guide in making that plan come to pass! I pray that whatever happens that you may find peace and know that your so loved! I will be hoping and praying for you!

Brianne said...

I'm glad you're keeping positive because I know it's so discouraging! Keep staying strong and something will work out for a Baby Barber!

kenna said...

i had no idea. i must be so slow.

first off, you have a miracle worker doctor. i promise.

if you need anything, even to just scream a little, i'm always around. i remember clomid. i remember the appointments, the surgeries, the pain (physical and emotional).

prayers in bulk are coming your way.

Kristen and Andrew said...

I hope everything works out! Baby Barber will be one cute baby!

Danielle said...

Oh gosh Alice. I am sorry. Remember my sister went through all this, if you need to talk to her she is always a good listening ear. Good luck and your in my prayers as always!

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Nick and Ashley Wright said...

Good luck Bob and Alyse. We are thinking about you.

Emily Jones said...

Two of my best friends are going through the same thing right now. One is on her 3rd pregnancy with IVF though. I am so sorry that you have this trial, but I admire you for your attitude. It's coming, you just have to be patient. You look great, by the way.

Radiant Red said...

I am so sorry that you have to go through all of this. Nate and I have just started with our Fertility doctor. I am having a ultrasound in two weeks to see if I need surgery on my uterus. It doesn't seem fair that it is so hard for some of us to get pregnant and stay pregnant and others try to get rid of their babies. I know that if we are faithful we will have children. Thanks for being so positive! You inspire me!

The Olson Family said...

Your strength is amazing to me. I wish you and your husband the very best. I hope you end up with twins!!!

Leandra said...

Hang in there missy! I know it will work out for you and you really have such a great attitude through all of it.