Thursday, April 30, 2009

I miss my family

I'm off work today feeling pretty sick. I told Roy it was his cooking but he said he feels fine. Mom joked on the phone today asking is there any chance that i could be pregnant and I laughed. thinking of the irony in that statement.

you know when your sick and all you can think about is the way your mom takes care of you and all the things she does for to make you feel better. Its funny because even if i told roy all the things he could do it justs dosnt compare. He brought me a blanket on the couch and my favorite pillow. Sprite and crackers. I just wish my mom lived close. I miss her.

We leave for Alabama in like 6 weeks and we are counting the days. I hate that they live so far away. With all thats happening here with roy and I it would be nice to have my mom here with me. Our appointment is June 29th and thankfuly my mom is come back with us so she will be here when we find out what the doctor has planned for us.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Garage Sale/Parent Update

Hey everyone, Heidi and I had a garage sale this weekend. Yesterday was so great we sold over $500 worth of stuff. It went so fast and we couldn't believe how empty the garage was. However we decide to open again today.
Sunday is a bust, I mean we sold almost $30 today which isn't much but its something. That's why I have some time to write. Its only like 1:30 so there is still hope for more sales. All our profits are going to mom and dad. They could use the help right now. The house still hasn't sold which has been tough on them. Every little bit that we can do for them, helps.

No doctor news yet. I'm waiting for my appointment in June and I will keep my site updated and try to teach some people how to become members. We are leaving in early June to go see my parents and the kids for some fun in the sun. Pray that it doesn't rain the whole trip.

Mom and dad said they will most-likely come back with us for a week or two to see some old friends and family. We have some one looking at the house so cross your fingers and pray they buy it!!!

I'm praying for everyone in this hard economy!!!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

We set our frist Doctors Appointment

I talked with my nurse a couple of days ago and she referred me to a Dr. Miller in Naperville. We have an appointment scheduled at the end of June. We are pretty nervous to see what will happens next but we are excited that he can see us sooner then we thought.

Our family and friends support means a lot. We didn't know how common this situation is to many couples until my recent blog. Some close friends and family are dealing with the same things. But what I have noticed is that I see pregnant women or new mothers each and everyday. It can be so very hard to handel. We are trying to think positive and make sure we are well educated and well prepared to what were up against.

My sister told me how funny she thought it was that all these years I was nervous I could get pregnant before I got married. All along not knowing there was nothing to be so worry about. You never know how hard "trying" to have a baby can be. Every month that passes with a difficult reminder. I dread the one day a month where I know we didn't conceive. That negative test results. it can break your heart.

Trying to keep positive and know that one day this will all be worth it. Good luck to all my family and friends in the same situation. That are deal with the same heart break and disappointment Roy and I are going through.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

A little about us

Hello everyone, We are The Barretts. My name is Hope and My husbands name is Roy. We have been married since September of 2007 and We have been planning to start a family for the last few months. We just went through the process of checking our fertility. It took us the whole month of march and beginning of April to find out our results. We waited patiently but on the edge of our seat everyday.We where very nervous but we have a wonderful support system and each other to get through this process.We new that this would change things but like I said we love each other very much and we can work through anything that comes our way.

To start:
I had a regular pap and check up in Early March: Everything came back normal
March 19th -Blood work: everything came normal
March 30th - external/internal ultrasound to see if i produce a follicle
April 6th- We got all of test results back:
I have a good follicle count, my thyroid was at a good level, my lining was a little thin when but she told me not to worry that its not at a rate to be concerned.

Roys results were next: things become a little bit more concerning. All of his blood work came back normal "thank god" but is semen analysis told us he has poor morphology also known as "abnormal sperm".

As most of you know, this news was very upsetting but we know that its not impossible as some couples today have to deal with. We are so very grateful for chance to still be there. However we discussed what our next step will be.

We are planning to speak with a fertility specialist, most likely in July. We have a lot on our plate right now with all the news and with timing to meet with the doctor its going be a few months before we can see anyone. We can be patient!
Our doctor told us what we are up against: 5days of Clomid to jump start my ovulation then we can try it naturally for a few cycles or we can go strate to IUI- Intrauterine Insemination where they insert a catheter into my cervix and inject roys washed sperm. It will only take a few minutes to do the procedure and they i will lay there for about 20 to 30 mins. We will know if it worked after 6-12 days. We will most-likely try this for 3/4 cycles before looking to injectables and try that for a max. of 3/4 times. If all fails we have one last hope. IVF which is In vetro Fertilization- where they will take out some of my eggs and connect them to roys sperm and then plant the ones that are fertilized back inside of me.
We hope that we wont have to resort to any extreme measures but that's all in gods hands.

Some say that if you cant have a child naturally that gods trying to tell you something. Here's my response to that:

"God has a plan for everyone. He wouldn't have helped us make these procedures or medications possible to have a child if it wasn't in his plan."

So thank you for listening and when our process begins I will be updating my blog.