Our First Blood Draw This Cycle!
Just a few short months ago I heard myself tell people that Rhett and I were done trying for a while, that there was no way we'd pour anymore money into IVF, and that we'd probably just adopt down the road.. but this past Tuesday Rhett and I sat facing our doctor going over our plans for our next IVF cycle. The truth is, we just aren't ready to let go, to accept that the IVF won't ever work. In our hearts, we just feel that the timing hasn't been right, and that we must endure a little more to accomplish our dream.
At the advice of the doctor we had our blood drawn to see if there is possibly anything genetically that Rhett or I could be passing on, that could be causing problems with our struggles to get pregnant and stay pregnant. Those tests take two to three weeks to come back, so it's a little nerve wrecking waiting to find out if everything is normal. The doctor assured us that there is a less than 5% chance that there is anything wrong with either of us, but it never hurts to check. If one of us was carrying an abnormality then it would mean that we would need to have a donor egg or sperm depending on where the irregularity was residing. I am hoping and praying we won't have to go down that road and just take it one step at a time. If all goes according to plan we will be doing our IVF this summer and I will hopefully we going back to school with a baby in my belly!
In the meantime we have been having fun celebrating Bauer's 4th birthday and started the birthday celebrations a little early for Rhett's birthday this coming Wednesday. I told Rhett he gets a week long celebration, as we are headed to Saint Louis to see my brother-in-law and his girlfriend this coming weekend!
As Rhett and I embark on the next step in our journey it is comforting to know that I have an amazing partner who is my rock and my best friend. We are in this together every step of the way and I just know our story is destined to have a happy ending.