Monday, December 6, 2010

Super Ovulation here we go.....

I think I mentioned in my last post that we are taking the "Super Ovulation" route. Well....the journey through this treatment has started. I made it through a month of birth control. It was an emotional month. Nothing major.....just a lil' more on the sensitive side than normal. But now the waiting is we go!

So....the shots.....dun dun duuuunnnn. Not gonna lie, I totally cried like a baby before the first shot. There's just something about holding a needle to your stomach that is a little unnerving. Lucky for me it's a small skinny needle so once I got over the fear of injecting myself I was good to go.....the actual injection didn't hurt at all! In fact, I didn't feel a thing! Whew! Oh, I'm also a lucky gal because I have the most supportive husband EVER! He was totally willing to step in there and give me the shot if I needed him too. Luckily he didn't have to. It took a good prayer from him and a tight squeeze before I just reached over and bam! DONE! So now it's not a big deal at all....just something I do every night before bed.

I had a doctor's appointment today to check my follicles. The nurse said everything looks okay. I seem to be producing more follicles than necessary which can lead to multiples (aka: a litter) So that's no bueno. They usually want 2 or 3 good sized follicles not 9 like I have on one side. This is called Polycystic Ovary Syndrome which I had never heard of until today. Women with polycystic ovary syndrome may have trouble becoming pregnant due to infrequent or lack of ovulation. Soooo......that could explain some of this infertility business. If all the little follicles stay small and only 2 or 3 of them grow larger then I should be good to go. If not....then we have the option to stop the Super Ovulation cycle altogether OR go straight into IVF (invitro fertilization). I think at that point we would choose to move right into IVF.

So that's where we are today! Extremely hopeful and optimistic :) Thank you for the encouraging words and sweet prayers. We are SO incredibly blessed to have such great friends and relatives supporting us in this journey. I know a lot of this may be tmi....but I'm hoping that this story can one day be a ministry to somebody else in the same boat.

Thanks again! Much love!

1 comment:

ashley said...

hey ashley,
just found your blog on loren's blog and then I also realized you know my friend jennifer fortner. small world. just wanted to tell you that I've caught up with your last few posts and I am on team baby sewell right with you! praying for small follicles and perfect timing ovulation!