In case you haven't figured it out we're not pregnant yet, though I wish we were...it would be a lot easier to explain my weight and waist line. Over 40 just makes it hard. At my age they say the chances of getting pregnant on your own are about 1% a month, where a girl in her 20's has about a 20% chance each month. Too much work in June (well, not too much work, but we won't be in town to see the fertility specialist) so in July we're going to try injectable fertility drugs with IUI.
The injectable fertility drugs apparently make more follicles for possible fertilization (increasing the chance of multiples), then a trigger shot which will force me to ovulate, and then the doctor will take Dale's silly string, put it in a medical like turkey baster and put it as close to my eggs as possible (just in case they don't swim well - it's hard cause they wear floaties)
Between the drugs and the monitoring and procedure it's about $2400, so we'll try once, maybe twice if it doesn't work the first time. IVF just isn't a possibility for us financially. After that, it may just be time to face the music and move on, as hard as that will be.
I got pregnant so easily at 17 & 19 - I never had to "try". Struggling to get pregnant has been an eye opening experience for me. I had no idea what women all over the world go through everyday. The tears and heart break and anguish. It’s a long, hard journey.
So if you’re been struggling to get pregnant, here’s to you...
If all you can think about is carrying and holding your own baby
If you’ve taken your temperature every morning for a year or two or five
If you pee on a stick day after day, month after month and try to imagine a line where there’s just white
If you’ve gotten your positive pregnancy test just to lose it a few days or a few weeks or a few months later
If you’ve spent your savings, and house fund, and retirement fund trying to make a family
If you cry and feel hopeless and like a failure every month when your “friend” arrives
If you’ve gone through test after test and no one can tell you why you’re not getting pregnant
If you force a smile every time a friend tells you they’re expecting because you truly want to be happy for them but it feels like the universe is slapping you in the face
If you click “like” on every new baby picture you see on facebook, then cry because it’s not your own...
Hang on my sisters, I know what you’re going through. You are not alone. xoxoxo