Monday, January 4, 2010

First round, down

On New Year's Day, I took the last of my 5 days of clomid. Now we're onto the fun portion of this program, if you see scheduled intercourse as fun. Sadly, P does not. However, he's ready and willing, so to speak. Now we have as much fun as possible this week, get blood work drawn next week to confirm ovulation, and then we wait and hope. If this one doesn't work, we have 2 more cycles of clomid left.

There has been a stroke of luck in our quest for a child. I accepted a new job in December. the benefits include adoption assistance after 2 years and IF testing and treatment for things that can be fixed are covered. However, it does not cover IUIs or IVF. But this does open more options for us. This means I can go to an RE if the clomid fails. We're really hoping the clomid doesn't fail. If it appears no biological child is in the cards, we will most likely pursue adoption. P isn't worried about a biological child since he has the young'un from his first marriage. He could care less if any children have his DNA or not. The same here. We just want to be parents. We will get there, one day.


Heather said...

Big happy thoughts to you!

We did Clomid--and it worked.

We also did adoption...

Both are beautiful ways to parent...

You have support behind you!


Lisa said...

I know how disappointing it can be to wait each month for your period and then have to recoup your energy to go forward into the next cycle. It's okay to have a cry, even in the pharmacy. Don't apologize to anyone about that.

I think it's great that you both talk about the "What If...?" and have a Plan B. I hope that the Clomid does the trick for you, but if it doesn't, you know there are other options that are acceptable to both of you. Your hearts are open and generous... what every genetic and adoptive parent needs to be.


Elisabeth said...


My name is Elisabeth, and I am an infertility / repeated pregnancy loss "veteran". You can read a little bit about me and my experiences in my (not very updated) blog: . I am completing a PhD in Counseling Psychology, and my dissertation is focused upon the impact of infertility on marriage. I believe strongly that there is a need for better support services for men and women who are undergoing IF diagnosis and treatment, and my hope is that this study will aid in the development of such services.

I am contacting you after stumbling across your blog. I am recruiting participants for my study, and wanted to invite you and your husband to take part. All that would be involved would be the completion of an online survey, that would take approximately 20 minutes. All couples who complete the surveys will receive a voucher good for a pair of free movie tickets at a Regal Cinemas.

Please let me know if you are interested! I have included the criteria for participation below.

Best of luck to you!

Member of a married, heterosexual couple

Both you and your spouse are between the ages of 20 – 45

You do not have any biological or adopted children living in your home

You are not currently pregnant

Either you, your spouse, or both has received an infertility diagnosis

You have received treatment for infertility in the past six months, or plan to do so in the next six months

Both you and your partner are willing to participate & have access to the internet

Amaprincess said...

Good luck this month!! I am starting Clomid tomorrow! Baby Dust to us!

AplusB said...

Good luck! I hope the Clomid does it for you this month!

womb for improvement said...

Scheduled sex lost its appeal a while ago for me. Still, needs must.

Best of luck.

(And just had a little snort 'cause my word verification is phallyc which is close enough to phallic to make me giggle.)