Tuesday, March 25, 2008

The Good News

Hello Everyone,
Okay so most of you all know that Pat and I have been trying to have a baby for about 2 years and 4 months now and obviously nothing is happening. Nope sorry guys my good news isn't me being pregnant, that would be REALLY good news if that was the case hehehe. Okay but we do have some news about that. K so Pat and I have been through alot these last 2 years, alot of poking and proding and test after test and still nothing. We have done the clomid for months and we have done about 5 artificial inseminations, we have also tried so hard on our own hehehe ecspecially last month we wanted to at least go into this saying it wasn't because lack of trying, but no such luck, so we made a decision to stop all of that and to go straight to the big IVF(Envitro).
Okay so we had our first doctors visit yesterday to get all the info and believe me pat and I walked out of there so overwhelmed it was alot of info to take in and i am still lost hehehe. Well we had our first ultrasound yesterday and so far everything looks good with me so we can take the next step. Yes it is going to be a few long months for Pat and I, I will just give you a little break down of what we are going to be going through.

Okay first they will put me on the pill(birth control) for 3 weeks, and while I am on that pill I will be giving myself a shot called Lupron 2 times a day for a few days and then only once a day. Then i get off of the pill and still do shots of Lupron and then I start another shot called FSH(a shot with lots of hormones) I apologized to pat in advance, I said to him on our way home I have a feeling that I am going to be a basket case for the next couple of months, and he said you already are, being on the clomid so then I said well you should probably times that by 10 and he said so your just warning me now and I said yep pretty much hehehe.

Then while I am giving myself all of these shots, okay just kidding while pat is giving me all of these shots, we have to go in pretty much every day for 2 weeks and have ultrasounds done just so they can see the progress the shots are doing, after that when I am ready i get the big shot and that will make all my eggs drop and they will go in and remove them and then do there thing for 3 to 6 days depending on the Embryo's, then they will transfer them back in and we wait for 2 weeks to take a pregnancy test, but in the meantime pat will still be giving me more shots, this time it will be a shot of Progresterone and even after we find out we are pregnant we have to continue the shots of progresterone for about 3 weeks. So needless to say when this is all said and done they told me I will have probably given myself over 100 shots. Oh yeah and Pat will be taking medications also throughout this whole thing, 2 times a day for about 2 months.
I am so excited and scared all at the same time. Anyways there you have it, a little bit of info on what we will be going through. Sorry for the novel.

Okay so I am asking for all of you to pray for us and keep your fingers crossed and think nothing but good thoughts for us.
I will keep you all posted as we go along.

12 comments:

Julianna said...

Yipee!!!! I know it's going to be tough, but we are all hoping for the same outcome! We will be thinking about you and praying for you! If there is anything you need, please let me know!

Mills Family said...

Thanks, that means alot!

Jaclyn said...

Yay Mickele - I am so excited!!! We will definitley be sending out prayers for you! That process does not sound like fun though - if you need anything, let us know... Do you know how many they will be implanting, or does that all get determined as it happens?

Mills Family said...

They usually plant 2 or 3 back, just depends on how strong they are!

All About M.E.('s) said...

Wow, it is so much more involved than I thought! We will pray for you every single day-and when it happens Marty and I will throw you guys an IVF success party!!! I'm sure it's scary and nerve wracking, but you guys have a TON of people cheering for you on the sidelines. And we can't thing of two people more well suited to raise sixtuplets :o). Kidding- we'll pray for nothing more than triplets!

janeal said...

Wow, that really is quite the process. Jay and I will be praying for you, Pat and the babies to be. Please keep us all posted. And like Mindy said, I can't think of anyone better to have multiples! :)

BTW, thanks for updating your blog! Your novel definately stepped things up a bit! :)

janeal said...

K, I was thinking last night about our conversation about needles on Sunday.... I'm so sorry about all the shots you have to get!!! I hope you can get Pat to give them to you! :)

Mills Family said...

Alright Mindy, so not funny about the sixtuplets, i would literally crap my pants if that happened. If that does i will be calling you to take a couple of them hehehe. I would be just fine with twins i actually think it would be fun.

anyways thanks guys for all your comments it means alot.

Bawden's said...

Good Luck Mickele & Pat! We love you and will be praying for you two. You both will be great parents. Jaxon will break you in well for the baby(s).

Benson family said...

OMG!!!! And how exciting!! Brody and I are cheering you,Pat and those little eggs and spermy's on... go go go!! Our thoughts and prayers are with ya... hang in there; your a trooper and it will be well worth it!! I'm sure you'll keep us posted, good luck. Love ya.

Mills Family said...

Thanks heidi & Brody, hey do you have a blog now? I will definitley keep you posted. Love you guys!

Meg'n'Josh said...

Hey Mickele! Thanks for the comment...it's good to hear from you and see what you've been up to! Sounds like ALOT. We'll keep you and Pat in our prayers...good luck with everything!
Love,
Megan