Next Steps

Hello there!  I’ve been spending the last week with my nephews and oldest sister who came to visit from Colorado!  We had such a great time and I feel so thankful that I was able to take the whole week off from work and recharge with my family.  And nothing beats the view of those turquoise and blue waters to bring you back to the present moment.

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Last week I had a follow-up with my doctor.  We discussed how my progress was going on my new medication (induces a false period) which has been going just fine (minus the fact that I am still not used to having a period every 28 days!).  As we all know, having a period does not mean ovulation and my doctor does not think that I am ovulating on my own.  She was super glad to know I had been losing weight and reminded me that any weight loss can get those hormones to work better (down 21.5 pounds- yay!).

So what’s the next step?  3 rounds of Clomid.  I’m kind of nervous.  I am doing my very best to feel optimistic and be at peace with the process.  I’ll start the first round in a few weeks and if none of the cycles work, my doctor would recommend that we see a specialist.  Not sure if this will be a route we take, but I am trying not to spend too much energy even thinking about.

I’ve spent years thinking about this point.  I had of course hoped that a sweet baby would come naturally.  I’ve had dear friends go through fertility treatment and assistance and I have witnessed the challenging ups and downs that come with that.  My mom gave me some valuable advice the other day– to make sure that I only start this process when I am sure I have the strength to handle whatever the outcome may be.  I know I can’t be fully prepared for the future, but I am feeling ready for this next step.

Hope everyone is having a relaxing weekend!

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