Joe and I had our first RE appointment earlier this evening. I am thrilled to say that I feel soo much better about all this! We really liked the RE. He was professional but not cold and friendly without being creepy, if you know what I mean. I liked that he made us feel like we were in charge of the decisions. We had some reservations about the genetic testing and we were glad that he didn’t press the subject. We just feel like we aren’t at that point yet. If IVF ever comes up we agreed that we would look back into it then but for now we are going to forgo it. Basically, he said that the treatment plan would be based on what we decided as far as risk or multiples and timing. He didn’t really go into treatment options yet but said that if we don’t want to even risk multiples it would be a slower approach, if we didn’t mind the risk it would be faster. Joe and I are still discussing this. Obviously, we wanted to be pregnant 8 months ago so I feel some urgency BUT multiples is definitely scary to me. When the RE said multiples he meant triplets+ not just twins. So, that’s something we need to really think about. I’m inclined to try a higher dose of Clomid but I guess we’ll see. By the way, my CD21 bloodwork did confirm that I did not ovulate as I had suspected.
I had some blood work done, I think for them to see where I was at in my cycle. Then the plan is to start Provera again and come back in at the beginning of the next cycle. I think then I’ll get the base line blood work and they want to schedule an HSG. Or what sounded like essentially an HSG. He said they would put me to sleep for it and that it was like a new, more comfortable way to check your fallopian tubes and I think uterus and egg reserve? Sorry, it was a lot of information to take in, I can’t remember!
Anyway, I am just so relieved that the appointment went well. I had been worried about it for a few weeks now. I pictured myself in his office bursting into tears at the mention of ‘infertility.’ Luckily, I was so busy this past weekend with work that I didn’t have much time to dwell on it. One of the birth moms I’ve been working with since March had her baby on Thursday. It was exciting but also really draining as I spent the better part of 3 days in the hospital with her and then doing relinquishment and placement with the adoptive parents. I’m glad everything worked out but I am a little sad that I won’t be working with this particular birth mom anymore. She definitely made my job enjoyable and easy.
Hopefully I’ll have some more updates from the RE in a few days. It has really been a busy month for us already! We’re off to my sister’s wedding this weekend and another one at the end of the month.
Hope everyone is having a good start to their weeks!