Hey there everyone hope you are having a great week and day so far! I want to say thank you to everyone for being so supportive with me taking a break and coming back now that my mind is in the right place. Now, I want to talk about what has been a huge focus in my life for the last 4 1/2 years and that is my fertility journey with my husband. We have had so many ups and downs with this and we are finally starting to see some real progress with it.
Okay so lets start with the fact that we had to stop our journey, well more like put it on hold because I had surgery done and had a premature labor with in the span of 2 years. All of that trauma was really hard on my body and now we have been trying to conceive again. This time it has been 6 months and now we are seeing that things are getting easier for us and we are starting to see some real progress. Okay, so we have done 5 Clomid cycles and 3 IUIs within those 5 cycles and we took a month to do things naturally with out assistance. Now if you don't know what an IUI is then let be give you a brief description, an IUI is an intrauterine insemination. What that means is that they put you on fertility drugs to help you ovulate and then they give you a drug that triggers your ovulation and then they time your ovulation with ultrasounds and then they take the seamen and put it through an enhancement process to help the strong get stronger and then they inseminate you with a catheter so that the seamen is directly distributed into the uterus and can more easily and more rapidly make their way to find the eggs that were realized by the trigger shot. That is an IUI and for the other cycles we did just Clomid and then one natural round.
It is funny I never thought that getting pregnant was going to be so hard for us and we were going to have to go through lots of pain as well but we have and now it feels like we are finally coming to the end of that long dark tunnel and we are stronger as a couple and ready to be parents. With every cycle we have seen and figured out what is going on with our fertility and now we are ready to make things go in a great direction. Our doctor is amazing and he really is working on making things customized for us so that things work for us. I am happy to say that there is finally light at the end of this dark tunnel and we are hopeful for the future. Now we are in our 6th month and 3rd cycle with Clomid and IUI. This is the last cycle that we are going to be doing an IUI and using the Clomid if we need another cycle then we are going to be moving on to injectable drugs and see where we have to go from there, but whatever we have to do I know that we both feel like whatever the universe and God have planned for us we welcome it and we are ready to face it together.
Fertility is not an easy thing to deal with and it can put a lot of strain and stress on a relationship and it is something that most people do not want to talk about but it is so common and I can only hope that people know they are not alone. There are so many stories out there of others who are going through the same struggle that you are going through and it is hard and if you feel beat up that is okay. You are allowed to feel like that because what you are going through is challenging but worth all of the courage it takes to face it every day. My hubs and I have come to realize that if we stay positive and assume that we are PUPO (pregnant until proven otherwise) then it makes it easier for us as a team and as individuals as well because both parties matter when you are doing something like this because you both are doing something that can change your lives. Okay, to sum it all up we are in our 6th cycle and it is our 3rd IUI using Clomid and we are hopeful for what the future will hold.
Well that is all for now and thanks for coming back to read the latest post, you guys all rock. Till next time!