Monday, June 27, 2011
I'm not sure how many parts this will be but I'm just going to start typing. I think the reason I have not made the time to sit down before this, is because these emotions are hard. They are not fun to re-live but a lot of you are living in them right now so I know I can go there. And hopefully my story will be encouraging to you and give you some hope. Also, this is just our story. Your story will most likely look very different. I am not saying your journey should go in this specific order. We all do what we feel comfortable with after much prayer and conversation with your doctor.
Cody and I were married in May of 2004. We thought we would enjoy married life for a year or two and then have some kids. We had it all planned out! :) Obviously God had some different plans and His plans are perfect. We started trying to have a baby in September of 2006. I had never really known anyone who had trouble conceiving so it never even crossed my mind. Honestly, my biggest worry was that our baby would be born in 2007 and odd numbers are hard for me to remember! Haha! Sad, but true. After six or seven months of negative results I went to my regular doctor and she encouraged me to keep trying naturally for about 6 more months. She didn't want to jump right in on fertility treatments because I was very "normal" and regular and it usually takes couples up to a year the first time.
That first year I wasn't too stressed but I was getting a little anxious. When you ready for a baby, you are ready! Toward the end of the year I started wondering if this was ever going to happen for us.
After that first year, we started trying the fertility drug, Clomid. I responded great every time! I was told it usually takes about 1-3 times to work so that is what I expected. After the 5th or 6th month my Dr. suggested we add artificial insemination with the Clomid. I thought this would for sure be the ticket! Why wouldn't it be? Everything was just as it should be-I was responding perfectly to the Clomid and there was nothing wrong with Cody.
After three unsuccessful rounds of artificial insemination we moved to the next step...