A couple months ago, I posted about some bad news that I had gotten from my doctor. I didn't go into details then... but I'm ready to now. Because our mourning has truly turned into dancing, and I want to give God all the glory for it!
In mid-August, I went in to see my Reproductive Endocrinologist (RE) to see if my second cycle on the fertility drug femara had been successful. The first cycle everything had looked perfect: I grew a lead follicle of 29 mm (they want to see at least an 18), I got the trigger shot to make sure I ovulated, we "timed" everything right, and yet I did not conceive. But I figured it was ok because we had finally found the drug that was going to work for us. I was hopeful that the second cycle would look just as good.
But when I went in, I found that it did not.
I was told that I did not have any mature follicles, nothing above an 8. I was told that the cycle was "a bust". I was told that all I could do was wait for my next cycle to start, and then we would up the dose of femara and try again.
And I was beyond devastated.
But here's where the story gets really good. About 2 weeks later I noticed some signs that indicated that my body might be ovulating. Of course I didn't really believe it was happening, after all, I was told this cycle was a bust. But, we did our part anyway, just in case.
And 2 weeks after that, I saw this:
And then we saw the same results on about 9 other tests... because after 4 years of secondary infertility, I could not believe my eyes!
I called my RE's office and told them that I had gotten a plus sign. They were surprised, to say the least. But they ordered a blood test for the next day which confirmed what the tests were trying to tell me.
I was incredibly, amazing, miraculously PREGNANT!
I am currently 11 weeks along and everything is looking great! We've seen the Little Bean twice on sonograms, and were able to see the heart beating both times. I have officially been released from my RE to an OB's care. I'm due May 19, 2011.
O Lord, thank You for bringing me here! This is truly the miracle we've been praying for all these years!