Monday, November 1, 2010

Operation Baby Sewell

So we met with our fertility specialist today, Dr. Dorsett. I have to say I really like her. She's nice but straight to the point. As this point in the game I don't need sugar coating or someone to hold my hand. We need a baby and a plan.

That's just what we got today. Here it is: I go on birth control for a month (I was a little bummed about that but I see the logic behind it now) We have to get control of my hormones so my body is ready for more medicine. That's the scary part. We opted for the "Super Ovulation" route. I'll go off of Clomid and basically I'll take a series of injections. I'm a little geeked out about giving myself a shot in the stomach but thank goodness Russ is here! He said he'll step in to give me the shots. Then after that we'll have an IUI. That's where they go in, extract the sperm, clean it, then insert it closer to the egg. Bada bing...bada boom. Then comes baby. The success rate is 35%. The rate for multiples is 30%. Yowzers. But hey, at this point we'll be more than happy to take multiples! Okay maybe just 2....sheesh, beggars can't be choosers though ;)

If this route fails then it's off to IVF. (Invitro fertilization)

But.... our belief is that the IUI and injections are going to work. I honestly believe that with all my heart. I'm excited to get started. Thank you for all the sweet encouraging words and prayers :) We are so blessed to have such fantastic family members and friends. I'll keep ya updated!

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