Tuesday, February 9, 2010

In October...

Chris and I have been trying to have a baby for several months and in October I started noticing that my cycles was not regular. I called Dr. N office and his nurse told me to get an ovulation kit. I did that and it never showed I was ovulating. So, in November they had me come in and Dr. N did an ultrasound on the third day and it showed that I only had a total of seven eggs. He also did a lot of blood work. A week later we were back in again to go over blood results. Those showed that I am premenopausal. Which he stressed means that he does not know how much longer I will be producing eggs. Also I produce half the amount of eggs that I should at my age. In November we did an IUI, I had two eggs that were the right size so we were hoping it would work. We found out two weeks later it was negative. Our next step was to send Chris's goods off to Chicago to see if there was anything going on with his part. In the mean time Dr. N thought it would be best for me to have surgery for endometriosis. He said I had all the symptoms. So... in January I went in for the surgery. The day of Dr. N came in and told us the results of Chris's test, he stated that his morphology level is 5%. So, by now it feels that every time we saw Dr. N it was always something Which was good for a change YEAH!!

The next time we went to go see Dr. N we discussed that IVF would be our best opinion. He stated we still have half the chance that most couples our age because of the amount of eggs I produce. We have talked to Dr. Ahlering's office and we are set up to do IVF in April. The beginning of February we started the process. I am now on birth control and ready for the next step when the time comes.

Chris and I are both trying to stay positive about our situation, because there is really nothing we can do. God has a plan for everyone and I know in my heart he has a plan for us to have a child when the time is right. The reason I started this blog is that I feel the more people we have praying for us will only help.. That is why I want to share our story with anyone that is interested. Thank you for all the prayers.


  1. You know our prayers are with you guys. I pray for you every single day on the way to work. You will be an amazing mommy and I know that you guys will have a baby. I feel it in my heart.
    Good job on the blog, It looks good.
    Now lets get those prayers coming. I'll have to post something on my blog to get some of the awesome girls that follow me to come check your blog out and give you encouragement. Many of them are moms now but so many of them went through what you are going through and understand completely.

  2. Shannon, I am so glad you have a blog now. You have been on my heart lately and I am so glad there is a way to reach out to you now. Know that I am praying for you and totally believe in the power of prayer. Here is one of my favorite verses:

    do not be afraid, for I am with you; do not be alarmed, for I am your God. I give you strength, truly I help you, truly I hold you firm with my saving right hand.

    -Isaiah 41:10

  3. Praying for you daily. We love you guys. It's difficult to have patience and tough to remind ourselves, but it's all in God's timing.

  4. We are praying for you, stay strong and have faith