First of all, thank you SO much for your kind, thoughtful comments that you've left or emailed regarding our pregnancy announcement. I was so touched by your responses.
As promised, I am going to share our journey. So if you wanted details - here they are.
My husband and I started trying for our third child almost 2 years ago. I took almost a year to get pregnant with Rex, but only half a year with Baden. I kind of thought it would happen faster this time around. I was wrong.
After a year of trying I asked my doctor about it and he recommended doing some blood work to make sure I was really ovulating, etc. That turned out fine, so they recommended seeing a fertility doctor from there on out.
For some reason, it took me a few months to make that call. It was the unknown. I didn't know about the tests or the costs and I was nervous to head down that road.
We did finally call and started some tests. The tests were expensive and not fun, but we really wanted to figure out what was going on. We did figure out what was wrong, but because it isn't just my personal information I won't be sharing all the details here. I'm sorry.
We scheduled a meeting with our new doctor and he explained what was going on. It was a lot worse than I thought. He said on a scale of 1-100, our chances of getting pregnant were about a 4. As he explained everything I was trying so hard not to cry. Since we already had 2 children I didn't think our chances could be so poor. I was a bit shocked. After the consultation I broke down in the parking lot.
The doctor said we could do an IUI (artificial insemination) even though our chances were pretty low. Since we had conceived before he thought it was worth a shot. So we did. The day I went in for it, the nurse gave us more bad news. There was one more test result that had come back and it wasn't good either. She explained that the IUI was probably not worth it, but she let me choose. I was already there and had planned on it so I suggested we still try it. We had already spent so much money on all the testing that I figured a little more on this try didn't really matter.