Sunday, August 17, 2008

Our TTC Story -'s very detailed!

I started this blog a long time ago, but I never made a post in it. David and I have been on a TTC journey for a long time and I figured it's time to start keeping track. (TTC means Trying to Conceive for those that don't know). We have been trying to conceive for 1 year, 10 months, 4 weeks and 3 days (as my ticker on a message board I am a member of says). The date the ticker is based off of is in September 2006. It was then that David and I got our first postive pregnancy test. At this point, we weren't TRYING to have a baby, it just happened. I got several negative pregnancy tests in the days following and started bleeding which can indicate either that I was never pregnant and was starting my period or I was pregnant, but was now miscarrying. After much talk with my doctor, we all decided that it was probably a pregnancy and now my first miscarriage. It was really hard, but there were so many questions surrounding it, that I never really new what to think. We decided then that we wanted to start trying to have a baby. 9 months later, on Father's Day (June 17, 2007), we got our 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th positive pregnancy tests. This time, we KNEW we were pregnant. I went to the doctor that Thursday for my first appointment. I got blood test confirmation that we were pregnant that time and it was that same evening that I started bleeding. I miscarried that precious baby over the next couple of weeks. It was very, very, very hard. I don't want to relive that here, so we will leave it at that. I will say, though, that God is so FAITHFUL!!! He promises that He will not give us more than we can handle and even though, at the time, I thought there was no way I could handle this, I sit here now seeing how HE brought me through this and I can rejoice at His hand on my life! So, now it has been 14 months since then and no luck with conceiving a little one just yet. We are seeing a Reproductive Endocrinologist (RE) to see what he can do for us. We have been seeing him for about 4 months now and I am looking forward to what he can do. I have a doctor's appointment on Tuesday so he can start me on a drug called clomid that is supposed to help with all this. I was on it once before and it didn't help, but he started me on something else that I will take in conjunction with the clomid this time. I really hope it works this time! David and I both really want to start our family. ;) I hope that you will be praying for us in this pursuit. Thank you!


Angela said...

HEEELOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Did you think that you could sneak this blog in on me!!!!!

I love you! I am praying for you! And just so you know, it AMAZES me how much you ahve grown since I met you! God is preparing yo for something girl! You will be ready for whatever the Lord has planned for you!

I love YOU!!!!

Abby said...

YEAH!!! You have a blog! I love you! We really need to catch up soon! Shane and I are praying for you and David and have been since you told me last Christmas! I love you girl!