Prego Journey Update

22 Jun

I struggled a bit with this title, cause I’m not really on the prego journey yet, but non-prego journey, or infertility journey sounded a little wierd. 

We are on the journey to get pregnant, so I am calling this the prego journey update.

I went on clomid at the start of the month to boost my estrogen levels.  This is so that my eggs will get nice and big.  Got a few ultrasounds to check things out.  Doc said my eggs looked good.  He sent me home with a shot to give myself to make sure my eggs would be released and exact instructions as to when Andrew and I would need some “alone time.”

So, armed with my shot I was all prepared to give myself, Andrew and I set off.

The night before I was to give myself the shot, I got to thinking… if I take the shot, how am I going to know if I am ovulating on my own or not?  The doctors never wanted to test that, they just wanted to give me the shot to make sure I DO ovulate.  So what if I don’t get pregnant this month?  Then I have to keep taking the shot every month until I get pregnant without ever knowing if my body is actually working on its own?

I decided at the last minute not to take it.  We still kept all the other instructions (wink) including my blood test which I did on Sunday.

My newest lab work is going to test my progesterone levels.  If they are high enough, that means I ovulated this month all on my own!

Have a couple more weeks before we get the results. 

So what if we don’t get pregnant this month?  Right now, I am just thinking I will cross that bridge when I get there.  Until then, “why worry about tomorrow?  For tomorrow will worry about itself.” – Matt 6:34. 

And besides how can “worrying add a single hour to [my] life?” – Matt 6:27

There is a lot packed into that chapter.  Do you need to read Matthew 6 today?

6 Responses to “Prego Journey Update”

  1. Alyson June 22, 2010 at 6:13 p06 #

    Praying for you guys as you start out on this journey!!!

  2. Tricia Boganwright (Mom) June 22, 2010 at 6:13 p06 #

    I read it two weeks ago (I’m reading through the gospels this summer). You know I am praying and I say good for you to see if you are ovulating on your own. That, I think, is important to know for the future!

  3. Tracy June 22, 2010 at 6:13 p06 #

    These things can be tough. Not that I went on this journey myself, but my sister did. You are right where she was when she got pregnant with my niece. Praying for you and Andrew through this time. Sorry I couldn’t say hello to you on Sunday. My mom “needs” all of my attention when she’s talking to me or else she thinks I’m being rude. I’ll try to find you this coming Sunday to catch up.

  4. Lori Jo June 23, 2010 at 6:13 p06 #

    praying for you all the time. ❤ you

  5. Jim (Dad) June 23, 2010 at 6:13 p06 #

    Matt. 6: great advice

  6. jalzen June 23, 2010 at 6:13 p06 #

    I’m impressed by your willingness to see what happens naturally on this journey. I can’t imagine the difficulty that must exist in navigating between what modern medicine can do and what God would have planned.

    Forgive me for being a little forward in giving advice to someone I don’t know. I’ve been reading and praying for you guys for a while. I know way back you tried a raw foods diet. I’m not sure the differences, but have you checked out following a Paleo lifestyle/diet? Lots of women document spending the big bucks on fertility treatments with no luck but switching to eating Paleo and getting pregnant. I can send you some info if you’d like. My husband and I are starting a small group at Sandals in August that will walk people through it for 12 weeks. Our goal is to help people break food addictions/cravings by eating natural, God-created foods for a few weeks, re-assessing what foods to bring back into the regular diet, and documenting how different foods affect each individual. I don’t know if it’s different from what you did, but I’d love if it helped you.

    Just two cents from a Sandalite who cares. 🙂

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