This week was our first appointment at the infertility specialist. I was extremely excited, yet a little bit nervous knowing we would be faced with a lot of overwhelming information and decisions. Our appointment was on Monday, November 14 at 3:30pm. When we got there, we waiting in the waiting room filling out paper work. Our doctor, Dr. Yee, came in to greet us and brought us back to his office. The first thing he said was, "You know your here to talk about IVF right?" He was extremely surprised that at I had had 3 ectopic pregnancies. He went over a lot of information we already know, like how the women anatomy is configured and what happened to my body each time I got pregnant compared to what should have happened. Basically, there are a few reasons they know of that can cause ectopics, but since I don't fall under any of those, my reasoning is unknown...except by God :)
Next, he went into how IVF works and all of the steps we will be going through. It takes only about 2 months from beginning to end. Crazy huh?! He told us that since the medication from my last ectopic was still in my system, we had to wait till I got my period, and then to call him once I get the NEXT period, then we could begin. That meaning, we could quite possibly be welcoming a baby into the world at this time next year! Such a crazy thought after everything we have been through the past 2 years.
Then, I had an ultrasound so he could check to make sure my uterus healthy...which thankfully it was. It was a nice change to be having an ultrasound for another reason than to find out the devastating news that I was pregnant with another, and yet another ectopic.
Finally, we have to decide 2 major decisions:
1. We met with someone to talk about the different IVF packages we could choose from...yes, packages. Such a strange thing. Basically, there are 3 packages that we can choose from. 1) one "fresh" try plus medication 2) two "fresh" tries and two "frozen" tires 3) three "fresh" and 3 "Frozen". So packages 2 & 3 are the best options in the case that it doesn't work the first time.
2. The other decision we have to make is to implant 1 or 2 embryos. Our Dr. said he would not put in more than 2, which we were in complete agreeance with. My first thought is, let's do 2! We will want more than one kid someday so why not get 2 for the price of one :) It would be double the blessings, double the fun, double the cuteness, and double the babies that we have been praying for for so long. But then I started thinking about the realities of 2. Double the sleepless nights, double the amount of baby stuff in our small house, double the craziness...for the rest of our life. I am not saying I wouldn't want twins. I think it would be an amazing blessing from God. And if God decided to bless us with twins, He never gives us anything we can't handle. I just want to be 100 percent okay with the chance of having twins, before we implant 2 embryos. I want to make sure we think about everything twins would mean for our lives...the good and the overwhelming.
So now it is just a waiting game. Waiting and praying for the one thing I used to dread every month...Aunt Flo.