Thursday, January 3, 2013

And It goes like this...

Today we met with Dr. B
a long conversation was had and we left with smiles 
on our faces and good feelings in our stomachs! 
We went over ALL of our options 
everything from basic timed intercourse to IVF 
the cost, the procedure, the statistics, everything. 
and after much thought and discussion we decided 
to do.. 
We will also be switching to femara! 
I have done my research on femara 
and it sounds like the right drug for us at this time. 
We are going to do the IUI in February! 
so we have the whole month of January 
to relax a little and prepare for another 
roller coster of emotions! 
I really feel like this is the best plan for us
and I am so excited to start! 
below I am going to add some further info 
about IUI so some of my family can 
better understand the process :)

— abbreviation for
1.intrauterine insemination: a form of fertility treatment in which sperm
are injected directly into the uterus

Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a procedure for treating infertility.
The procedure for intrauterine insemination is straightforward;
it takes about 15 to 20 minutes and is usually done in a doctor's office of clinic.
Sperm that have been "washed" and concentrated are placed directly
in your uterus on the day after your ovary releases one or more
eggs to be fertilized. The hoped-for-outcome of intrauterine insemination is
for the sperm to swim into the fallopian tubes and fertilize a waiting egg,
resulting in a normal pregnancy. Depending on the reasons for infertility,
intrauterine insemination can be coordinated with your normal cycle or
done in conjunction with fertility medications. 


  1. Sounds like a great decision for your next step. I really love femara compared to clomid.

  2. For the record, I'm a fan of femara. I wasn't quite the insane emotional wreck I was on Clomid. And the symptoms were basically nonexistent for me. Oh yeah. AND we had a successful pregnancy from it. Crossing my fingers and hoping like crazy that it works for you too! Wishing you an amazing 2013!

  3. I never tried clomid, but really liked Femara. We got our BFP with Femara, Injects, and an IUI! Hoping this is your cycle!

  4. So excited to cheer you on this next chapter of your journey! Praying so hard this IUI works!!!!

  5. Glad to hear that you have a plan for moving forward. I bet this IUI will do the trick!

  6. Praying so hard for you! Obviously, I am not going through infertility but my sweet sister, who is my everything is and has been for 2 1/2 years. I do not talk about this on my blog because it is not my place, but she lost her first pregnancy while I was pregnant with Gage. Our boys (yes, we found out it was a boy as well) would have been 4 month a part.

    ANYWAY, she just started femara as well. They are going to try this for a few months before trying an IUI. PRAYING, PRAYING, PRAYING, for both of you.... everynight;)

  7. Exciting news! Its so great to have a plan!

  8. Good luck with Femara! I had way less side effects with it compared to Clomid.

  9. Wonderful, happy news!!! I'm so happy your appointment went well and you left smiling!! It's great you're taking this month to relax and enjoy...enjoy it and keep on smiling! I won't stop praying for you and can't wait to cheer you on next month! Xoxox

  10. I'm so excited for you! So glad your getting a month to relax too!

  11. So glad you have a plan that you are both happy and comfortable with!

  12. I'm glad you have a great plan in place and that you'll have time for yourselves this month as a break. FX BIG TIME for you next cycle!

  13. Femara was the trick for me and it didn't give the crazy side effects like clomid did. So happy you guys have a plan and you are happy with it!

  14. Man, don't you feel great now that you have a plan? :-) Hope this is it for you guys!

  15. Yeah for having a plan in place and this sounds like a great plan!

  16. Yay turkey basting (that's what i liked to call my IUIs)! Wishing you lots of luck!!

  17. Yay!!! What a great plan! I think you will like Femera A LOT better than Clomid. You might actually feel sane on it lol. FX!!! Enjoy your January break doll!

  18. An IUI sounds like a great next step - thinking happy thoughts for you in February!!

  19. Good luck! It's always exciting to move on to bigger interventions to increase your odds!! I hope this is it for you!! :)

  20. YAY!!!! SUCH a good start to the new year!!! Praying for you!!!!

  21. That sounds like a great next step! I am very hopeful for you both. Enjoy January--I hope it's your last pregnancy/baby-free month for a long time =) XOXO