Wednesday, January 19, 2011

I-V-F

Well, its looking more and more like Baby Hill will be a "test tube baby".......... Today Husband and I officially entered into a new world of infertility---- the world of In Vitro Fertilization, or IVF. We sat down for our first IVF consultation today and to be honest, I think both Husband and I are still in denial about everything. Seeing pictures like the one below and thinking about everything involved in the whole process is kind of freaking me out at the moment........


I created this blog with the intention of recording our infertility journey and wanting to spread awarness on this "taboo topic". Up until I started this blog I personally had not known anyone that experienced infertility (to my knowledge) and I feel that many of our friends and family had no idea how to approach the subject when learning that we were struggling. I love that many of you have emailed me to ask questions or show support and in return, I know I will probably be emailing some of you that have experienced IVF because all of this is so new to me!


So here's where we stand: We have now endured 3 failed IUI cycles and our doctor highly doubts a 4th attempt would be successful. Knowing this, Husband and I have decided we will not move forward with an IUI again--- instead, our next step will be to begin IVF. Honestly, we are still completely unsure of when we will move forward. Between the costs, emotions, and everything else involved neither one of us feel comfortable beginning within the next month or two. But we are very hopeful that before the years end we will be ready!


For now, thank you all for your support! You will all be hearing more details as we get more comfortable with the idea of it, but for now Husband and I have many discussions and debates ahead of us!

25 comments:

Jenni said...

Good luck to you and your husband! I'll be praying for you!

Stephanie said...

Good luck with everything! I hope the conversations go well and you all come to a mutual decision on your future plans.

J and A said...

Good luck to you guys. Fingers and toes crossed for you! :) Hugs.

Lori said...

Good luck with you and your decision. I just hope you can find one that you will have peace with.

My beautiful cousin, Emily was born via IVF and my couin did not hesitate for a second before going through with it. While painful (she complained a.lot), she was ready to go for it again for baby #2 after Emily was born-- only her husband said one and done, haha!

Please keep us updated :)

Stephanie said...

I hate to hear that your 3rd iui didn't work....My thoughts are with you as you begin this new adventure.

Meghan Maureen said...

While we haven't even approached the doctor with our infertility, I can sympathize with the uncertainty of taking the next step. You can only do what you are comfortable with...and I will be praying that, in the following months, it will be made clear to you. Love you couz!

stephanie said...

Good luck! I know that's a struggle and I'm praying for y'all.

Josey said...

Good luck! I know how you're feeling. We haven't even tried IUI yet, but since nothing is covered by insurance, we might be headed straight for IVF... I mean, $5k or $15k... might just go straight to the big leagues. Our initial consult is next Wednesday - scary.

Lauren said...

I'm 99.9% certain our 3rd IUI didn't work either, so it looks like we're in the same boat as you. It's definitely scary to be faced with this option... but somehow you and I will both be mothers one day soon!

Andreae said...

You, Colin and baby are in my prayers. You guys are so strong to go through all of this! I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

Lindsay said...

Follow your heart girl :) Thinking about you guys!

Neely said...

Good luck girl. Praying for yall!

Shawn said...

Good luck Caitrin! Kyle and I are wishing and hoping for you!

Also I heard that with IUI that you have a good chance of being able to choose the sex of the baby. Have you guys considered this or are you going to let God decide?

Laura@Cowboy Boots said...

good luck friend! (just let me know and i can put you in touch w/my friend in our neighborhood) she could prob do the procedure she has done it sooo much for her babies! haha

Taylor @ The Undomestic Momma said...

I love you!

The Hudack Family said...

I'm so sorry to hear the 3rd IUI didn't work. I pray that you guys will find the strength to move onto IVF and that it brings you a healthy baby (or two!!)

Ashley said...

I am so sorry! I know how overwhelming the IVF news can be. We were totally blindsided since we didn't even have the option to do IUI's. Please email me if you ever have any questions!

Meredith said...

Praying for you both!!!

Meant to be a mom said...

I completely understand that its a hard decision and very confusing and worrisome. But just know that if you do IVF (there is nothing wrong with doing IVF no matter what people say). If you decide to do it and you get pregnant just know that no matter what a scientist and doctor does its God who made that child.
Its still God who placed their soul in you.
We have a beautiful amazing life blessing son in our life because of IVF and God. Its not for everyone but I am so happy that we did it. Cooper is such a blessing to us.
You follow your heart and do what you feel is best for you and your husband. I'll keep you in my prayers :)

Channa, Life as a Coaches Wife said...

Hi Cait! My name is Channa and I found your blog through Taylors. I am also attending the Dallas Blogger Meetup in April and I thought I would "get to know" some of the ladies that will be there. :) I look forward to meeting you in April!

Jess said...

Decisions, huh? I am excited to see where your life is taking you! And excited to hear about you going back to school?!?

~Jess
http://bringingyoumorethanasong.blogspot.com/

Annette said...

Oh, good luck to you! You're right about waiting until you feel comfortable and ready. My best friend had her first baby through IVF, and he's now a beautiful five year old-boy. (Mysteriously after her first, she had two other children without ever needing to do IVF again...) Best wishes.

Sarah said...

Hey girl. All three of my little kiddos were IVF babies. My husband and I say that some people spend money on BMW's, but our BMW is our kids...because it cost that much by the time we were done with it all.
It's a very scary thing and infertility can feel very lonely, but I can tell you that will never regret trying IVF no matter what the cost.
And if you need a cheerleader, you can always e-mail me at sarahantweiler@yahoo.com
Good luck to you and the Mr.
Hugs,
Sarah

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Good luck with everything! Sending prayers your way...

LuvinmyLabs said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your infertility troubles. My husband and I just found out last November, that after about 8 months of trying, I do not ovulate either. I just took my first round of Clomid this cycle and go to get my bloodwork done tomorrow. I'm hoping for a high number. My sister has the same problem and though Clomid worked for her and helped her to ovulate, she still hasn't gotten pregnant. She has a 3 year old son already but they've been trying for 2 years without concieving a second child. They've done one IUI and plan to do another her next cycle. Your definately not alone. Its amazing how many couples go through infertility trouble. I'll be praying for you guys. :-)