Iowa Radiolowhat

That appointment I mentioned early in July? The one about another ultrasound? It was actually called a hysterosonogram. Finally happened. It was uncomfortable and in those few minutes I would have rather been anywhere else BUT it is over. & a doctor has now told me that any infertility we are experiencing is not because of any polyps or cysts.

Another potential issue ruled out. Small victory? Hard looking at it as a small victory when we still have no idea what’s not working/why it’s not working and are still trying to conceive. But still.. small victory. 

Little one, we are always praying for you. We want you more than you’ll ever know. ❤


When Late’s Actually Normal

My normal cycle is late. My most recent cycle lasted 42 days. I called my nurse and she said that while this isn’t “normal” it’s not anything to concern me and that based on the lab work done after my first round of Clomid.. it’s moving ovulation along, which is what it’s intended to do. If you’ve read other posts you already know that before I was taking Clomid, my cycle length was lasting upwards of 65 days.

That’s a little confusing to me for a couple of reasons: 1 I’m taking Clomid so that instead of having 3 cycles in 6 months, I have 6 cycles in 6 months and 2 if you ovulate on day 14, you should menstruate within a window number of days after that, which obviously isn’t happening. Going to see how this third round of Clomid goes before I ask more questions and hope it was just a weird month and my body still trying to understand what is happening to it. 🙂

In other related news.. Chad can’t wait to be a dad.

In other news that’s basically related because it’s about another baby.. a girlfriend had a lovely baby shower this afternoon. It was a blessing sharing in her joy of her precious baby girl. Her and her husband have been trying to conceive for years. Her patience, positivity, and posture toward God through that (long) season was beautiful to witness. Someone asked a few days ago if going to a baby shower would be hard for me. Some, absolutely. This one, not at all.

All the Appointments

Ovarian and thyroid hormones are good to go. Ultrasounds all came back normal/nothing to be concerned about but it’s been recommended that I visit Iowa Radiology for one more in which the specialist can take a sample of what might be a cyst as a precaution/for testing. A week ago our thoughts on this were: 1. we’ve spent $700 in the last month on appointments/medical bills 2. let’s hold off until I’m added to Chad’s insurance post his open enrollment period this fall. After praying about it and moving some numbers around in our budget, I’m going to go ahead and have this done now instead of waiting. The appointment is in 2 weeks.

I’ve finished my first round of Clomid and have had a follow up appointment to check my progesterone levels (more lab work). Results came back normal and consistent with ovulation.. which means the medication I’m taking to regulate my period worked this cycle.

Chad and I would love it if you would join us in prayer through this process. We are extremely thankful for the support we’ve received so far.