In 8 days, I will happily take my first IVF shot. On our third anniversary, instead of boozing it up with my better half, I will be sippin' on some SmartWater (hello electrolytes) and letting him stick me with yet another needle. In exactly 7 weeks, I will know whether or not I'm a mommy.
My heart is full.
I should probably rephrase that. In my heart of hearts, I am already a mommy. I love my [future] baby more than you could even imagine. I pray for my [future] baby all the time. My [future] baby owns a large chunk of my heart already. My sweet, sweet baby.
If there's anything that I've learned during this struggle, it's that: 1) God is in control, 2) There's a purpose for this trial, and 3) God wants to bless me.
Yep, I got my IVF calendar. I couldn't be more excited to get shot up with hormones. (Who says that???) Here's a little breakdown of what's going to be happening over the next several weeks:
August 27: Starts injections (Lupron)
August 30: Last day of birth control - PRAISE GOD
September 5: Ultrasound
September 7: Add in new injections in addition to Lupron (FSH twice daily)
September 10: Ultrasound
September 12: Ultrasound
September 15: Ultrasound
September 16: Add in new medications (antibiotic) + HCG inejection
September 18: EGG RETRIEVAL
September 19: Start progesterone
September 23: POSSIBLE EMBRYO TRANSFER
September 26: Progesterone test
October 7: hCG test (aka pregnancy test)
If all goes according to plan (which I should NOT count on, because when do things go according to plan?), then I'll become a mommy on September 23, 2014... just 8 days before my husband and I celebrate three years of marriage.
I've thought about it time and time again... how will we announce our pregnancy? There's only one way that seems fitting: Give God ALL the glory and ALL the credit. If I find out on October 7, 2014 that I am indeed pregnant, it won't be a surprise to you, or your neighbor. Everyone will know. And God will get all the credit... not the doctors, not the bank who gave us a $10,000 loan, not anyone else except GOD. Only that name.