Saturday, April 10, 2010

Aly VS Infertility: Round 2

Just typing those words into the title of this entry made my heart skip a beat. I type the word infertility numerous times a day while doing things for this blog, and it has almost become an abstract term to me. 


I better get used to that word, because it is about to become very REAL again. 

Mike and I decided yesterday at the Dr's recommendation to move forward with infertility treatments to try to conceive number two. After much thought and a long conversation, we decided to go ahead jump in feet first. This was a huge decision for us, and it was made for both emotional and financial reasons.

I am not sure if I have mentioned it here before, but last go round infertility really took a toll on our marriage. It was harder than we ever expected. Mike was dedicated to all of it, but he would have liked to step back and maybe take things a little slower. I however wanted a baby ASAP. I guess you can say I was a little obsessed eager. When London was about 7 months old, we sought some marriage counseling to figure it all out. It was probably the best decision we ever made. We were never on the brink of divorce or anything, but we were definitely on different pages when it came to whether or not we would seek more infertility treatments for subsequent children. 

We are finally at a point where we are both ready to try for number two. Surprisingly, Mike was ready before I was this time. We are not going to jump right back into IVF or even IUI.  I am not 100% sure we will ever go that route again. For now we are just going to start with a few rounds of injectables and LOTS of prayer. :)

We just made this decision on Friday, and our first cycle starts NEXT WEEK!!! 


 I can hardly believe it. I am excited and terrified all at the same time. Here is to hoping that this road is A LOT shorter and easier than last time.

I will update about this again middle of next week after I meet with the Dr and figure out the specifics.


Katie said...

Good luck!!

Henninger Family said...

I will be saying lots of prayers!! By the way - I am addicted to your doppler :)

Carissa said...

How exciting/scary/emotional for you!

Jeannette said...

Praying for you.

Erin said...

I think it is awesome that you are sharing this. I am praying that you get a quick bfp!!!

ens said...

Good luck! I'll be praying for you guys

Lora said...

WAHOOOO! You guys make such cute babies, it would just be a shame not to have more! Love you guys, sending you lots of baby dust!

Army Duck said...

Good luck!

Lacey Bean said...

I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for you both!! Good luck! Can't wait till London becomes a big brother!

Charlotte said...

Yay! Congrats and good luck! My fingers and toes are crossed for you guys :)

Mandy said...

Oh I just found your blog and I had my own struggle with secondary infertility (due to PCOS) and I remember that huge decisions to start doing meds. Wow it's scary, exciting... everything!

I also remember the toll it took on our marriage. By cycle 11 I remember just dreading 'having' to have sex again - but demanding it because I didn't want that entire ordeal of pills and shots to go to waste. It's tough... but WORTH IT in the end. :)

I'll be checking in on you! Prayers your way!!

Stacie said...

Good luck, I'll be thinking of you both!

Amber said...

good luck with everything!

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