Friday, July 10, 2009

Recap of Our First Fertility Clinic Visit


This is about how my morning started....full of emotions; scared...nervous...didn't know what to expect--prayed prayer after prayer. Since I heard that we wouldn't have to pay for so much this visit it's been a smooth ride; that was until this morning. Zach and I woke up and hardly said a word...he was nervous for his testings and I was nervous for the outcome...

Shortly after running around the house getting ready and doing everything possible to keep our minds off of things we literally bumped into each other as we both turned the corner, we grabbed each other and my eyes filled with tears--Zach told me "Everything will be ok...somehow we will get through this" <~hey thats my line :)

We got ready and off we went; our intentions were to grab breakfast in town then head to Austin-however neither of us had an appetite. So off to Austin we went...we arrived early and found a local I-Hop; as Ashley mentioned below (which thank you sweetie for updating everyone for me) I didn't have an appetite still. I did make myself eat some, but I think my nerves took over my whole body.

After breakfast we went straight to the 1st clinic to get Zach's SA done. As strange as it sounds as soon as we pulled in the parking lot my nerves went away, Zach and I said a little prayer and I told Zach "I will keep my fingers and toes crossed for you; you can do this honey!"...
See....there crossed!
I wish I could say that Zach's nerves were gone completely, but unfortunately they were not. This was a very nerve racking thing for him...however like Ashley said below he survived--and I am so proud of him!!!!

After that we both headed over to the 2nd and main clinic...The Fertility Center. Can I just tell you, the place was beautiful, very cozy and very welcoming. They had this huge fish tank in the room and Zach and I sat across from it and watched the pretty fish...that's about the time we both let go of our fears and put every bit of this in God's hands and said we were going to go into this visit with an open mind and no nervousness... so whats next....why a picture of course to "celebrate" us taking away our nervousness...thumbs up for The Pifers :)


About an hour after waiting in the waiting room, we got called back (no they didn't make us wait forever, we were really just "that" early...) Our Dr. came in and he was just so amazing. It's hard to envision if you will truly like someone or not, but his personality was great...very blunt-tell it how it is type guy. He went through my very "thick" records--I had a whole lot--and we talked about everything we have been through in the past. He said the only thing left that he needs that he did not have was the actual videos of both of my HSG's and my LAP operation report. So I have to get that for him. After talking about all the "past" stuff, we went into a room so that I could get an exam and he could look at my uterus and ovaries. He said that everything looked amazing. He "physically" can't see any reason why I am not getting pregnant. After reviewing my records and looking at my insides he thinks that I need a stronger fertility med. vs. just clomid--so this begins the talk about injectables. He said that he feels very confident that all I need is one good IUI with injectables and I will be pregnant, he said that we would do back to back IUI's (meaning one day we would do one and then come back the next day for one more). However; he is not 100% certain that IUI will be the route we take until he gets the following:

1) videos from my HSG and LAP report
2) alot of blood work from Zach and I (which we are getting this week at my Dr's office and they are faxing over to them)
3) Zach's SA report (which will be there Monday)

Again, he said he is confident without seeing the above things, but there is no for sure plan until he gets those things.

I have two rows of BCP's left, once those are gone he is hoping we can start this process (wow! I didn't think we would go this fast, BUT if we do IUI we will be able to...if it is IVF we will have to wait and save.) They scheduled us to come back next Thursday for injectable lessons as he knows that either way we will need to know how to do this.

Overall I think our appt went wonderful. We don't have 100% answers yet, but we do love our Dr....we do believe this is the right step...and we do think this is what we need after speaking to him. I have high hopes that I will be able to get pregnant and that's what I have been wanting to feel for awhile. So there you have it folks....Appt #1 is under our belt...God carried us right on through it and we are so very grateful things went the way they did. Thank you all for all the calls, texts, emails, comments and messages...we are so thankful for each one of ya'll. I can't wait to see the path God takes us down in this new chapter...as crazy as it sounds (since I've been dreading this) it felt so natural once we were in there...I know in my heart this is where we are supposed to be.

Calls for a "Yea!! We survived! Appt 1" Photo...huh?

33 comments:

Angela said...

Yay! I'm so glad you had a good appointment, and I am praying that you will get your BFP soon! :)

Lacy said...

Tiffany, I've been thinking of you and praying for you all week!! I am so glad to hear that your appointment went so well! I got pregnant our second cycle doing injections. It is nerve wracking at first giving yourself shots, but you get used to it! I continue praying for you both as you move forward in the process. Hugs!

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

I am so excited for you both. I am glad that everything went well. I have been on vacation and very out of the loop. I am so glad to hear that nothing was physically wrong but I am praying that the road ahead will not be a long one!!! :) Love all the adorable pics too!!! ;)

kris_tea said...

Congrats on your first appointment. You guys are so adorable in these pics & I love your top. It is always nice to have a doctor who acts like he knows what he's doing with out coming over as arrogant. :)

G & H said...

That's awesome! Don't you love when doctors are confident! I love how they feel so confident it helps me/us to feel confident in our bodies and in their abilities to help us get pregnant..( oh that could be taken totally wrong but you know what I mean :)

So happy for you girl and we will be praying that 1 awesome IUI and you will be a preggo mama!!!!

Thinking of you!

Jenn said...

What promising news. That is just great to hear. I'm glad you liked your Dr. and that the appt. went well.

Stephanie said...

I swear Tiff you don't take a bad picture and you and your hubby are such a cute couple!!!!!!

Soooo happy for you!!!!!!! I told ya....everything was going to be okay...I just felt it :)

Praying for you all in the days to come!!!

Amy said...

I cannot tell you enough how excited I am for you guys. I love how Zach stole your line ;)!! But he's right, you guys are going to be the best mommy and daddy ever! I will continue to pray the double IUI is the route you can take!!!

twondra said...

I was praying and thinking about you guys all day! So glad the appointment went well. Love the pictures! Too cute!!

Mimi said...

You did so awesome!!! I am so happy things went so well for you guys! I pray that all you need is one IUI/injectable cycle!

Love you bunches!

Kami

Melissa said...

Glad that everything went well for you both. I pray that the IUI with injections works. IVF is tough on your body and expensive. I wish you the best Tiff!

daniella said...

Yey for a peaceful mind and heart! Praying for God's presence in every second of your journey ahead.

On a COMPLETELY different note, I'm taken with your necklace. Where did you get it?

Brittany and Charlie said...

Yeah, congrats!! Such good news to hear and many good things in store!

kirstenpetree said...

Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ashley said...

Ahhhhh....I am so excited that everything went so well yesterday!! Thanks for the pics you sent to me and all of the updates! I was nervous all day wondering what was going to be said. You guys deserve the good news.I can't wait to see what the next couple of months have in-store for you two!

LOVE YA-
ASH

Following Him said...

So glad you guys had a GREAT appointment! God does work HIS miracles and one day, you guys will be AWESOME parents!
HUGS!
~Elyse

Jenna said...

Sounds like your appt went great! The first time we went to the RE it went along those same lines - we started IUI the next cycle. Praying for you!

Mrz. Hannah Myhre said...

YAY! I'm so happy that your 1st visit went so well:) I really hope that all you need is IUI.. that would be wonderful!!!

Praying for you Both!!

Hugs,
Hannah

Carrie said...

I'm so glad to hear your appointment went well! Yay!

ShannonLeideker said...

Congrats on your positive news!

Stuart and Sarah Creamer said...

So happy for you! The injectables are not hard to learn...you will do fine! God is good and I am so glad you have a path now! Praying for you!

The Simmons Family said...

I'm so happy for you!!! I'm smiling as I read your post. I hope the SA comes back perfect. I pray that the IUI does the trick. Congrats on a great appointment.

Andrea

Melody said...

Wonderful news! I'm so glad things went well. And those pesky Bcp's didn't mess things up for you! This is so wonderful. I can't wait for school to start for me again so that time will pass faster and I can meet yours, Kami's and Ashle'y's babies :)

Julie said...

I am SO glad that everything went well! I was praying & thinking of you yesterday.

I love the pics by the way! :)

Kristi said...

I told you it wasn't as bad as you expected. Praise God, great news and hopefully it will all go as planned. Still praying.

Kristin said...

Yay! Go Tiffany and Zach! I'm so excited and so glad that you are feeling a peace about it all! The pictures are all so great.

Ashley said...

I'm glad everything went so well!! That's so exciting! You're doctor sounds really postiive which is great!! ((HUGS))

Princess Kinley said...

That's wonderful news!

KRISTEN'S PALACE said...

praying for you!!! i'm going through trying to have a baby too. its rough, God has a plan though, I know it :) Best Wishes Girl. Our God is goood!

Chell said...

That is really great news! I am glad the appointment went so well!

Ashlee McCrary said...

glad it all went well & you really like your dr. that's awesome! hope to hear good news on thur after your next appt!

Ashley Jones said...

I got goosebumps reading this! How amazing! God has his own plan for us which sometimes is hard for us to understand! You, on the other hand, have embraced that and I think God is going to do amazing things in y'alls life! You are such an inspiration! Thank you for letting us be a part of this journey!

Always in my prayers!

Lauren Kelly said...

Soooo awesome, I'm glad it went well :)


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