The First Domino Has Fallen.

Well…here we go.

We have officially started the IVF process.

The first step is to go on birth control pills.  Ironic, I know.

Me:  “Hey, Doc!  I want to have a baby!”

Doc:  “OK.  Take these birth control pills.”

Say whaaaaaa????

They basically shut down your system before revving it up again.  It’s all a bit complicated, but basically it’s the first domino that falls with IFV.

As of now, I will begin my stimulation meds on Feb. 6th.  Egg retrieval will be on Feb. 17th.  Implantation will be around Feb. 22.  I realize all of that sounds foreign (and perhaps crazy) to most of you, but I keep getting questions about it, so I figured I should just go ahead and put the dates out there.

I’m experiencing a ridiculous amount of emotions right now.  It’s a total and complete roller coaster.  One minute I’m thinking about how incredible it will be if this works.  The next minute I’m reminding myself that it’s not a sure thing.  The next minute, how devastating it will be if it doesn’t work.

The next, holy cow we’re dropping a lot of money on this whole deal.  If it works, it’s totally worth it.  If it doesn’t work, it will totally suck.

Then I start wondering if the whole thing will be brought to a screeching halt like it was the last time.

In the end, though, I know that  no matter what the Lord is faithful.  And knowing that calms my nerves and helps me sleep at night.

For all of you prayer warriors out there, please continue to pray for us as we walk through this IVF maze.  Specific things that you can be praying for:

-That my body will not have negative reactions to the meds.

-That the Lord’s hands will guide the doctor’s hands.

-That my system will not be over-stimulated.

-That it works.

-That the Lord will bring the children He has for us.

That’s it for now.

Over and out.


15 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    bethany said,

    Praying for you guys and the docs. I want this for you so badly it hurts. Excited to catch up with you!

  2. 2

    audrey said,

    my prayer is this: lord, let her have that baby. i prayed more things for you (your list of prayer requests). but i just kept on asking the Lord if he will let you have this baby. be sure of the things you hope for and certain of what you cannot see. i believe heather!

  3. 3

    audrey said,

    a song to live by

  4. 4

    Kristen said,

    believing alongside you and prayful every step of the way… love you!

  5. 5

    Nicole Rainey said,

    I agree with all of the above, in Jesus name, amen!!

  6. 6

    Rana Jameson said,

    I’m so excited for you to get this thing going! I’m positive God had some amazing adventures planned ahead for you and your family!

  7. 7

    Maeghan said,

    Please God look over Heather, give her comfort and strength durning this process. Give the Doctors wisdom and guide their hands.
    Know you are loved and being prayed for!

  8. 8

    Rhonda said,

    Praying for you always Heather!! I love you and admire your faith and perserverance! You and Travis are wonderful parents and I know God knows how blessed your children will be!!

  9. 9

    lisa up the street said,

    Heather- All things are possible with God- you know that. I’m prayin’ for ya sister.

  10. 10

    Jocelyn said,

    Will for sure be praying!

  11. 11

    Kim said,

    Lord, Lord, Lord…….
    Love, love, love…….

  12. 12

    jami nato said,

    let the freaking games begin!! i am praying for you, excited for you, can not wait for this baby. it’s gonna happen.

  13. 13

    Jenny said,

    Awesome and scary all rolled into one. Love you all and will be praying on each of those dates!

  14. 14

    annalee said,

    i get choked up with emotions and overwhelmed with hope for you with each post and prayer request. watching your sweet mothering skillz for just an afternoon touched me and i am among the many praying for God’s perfect plans for you as a mom!!!

  15. 15

    nancy said,

    Heather. you are so sweet to share all this…so we can be informed…I am writing all the dates down so I can be praying specifically for you. I know this must a very emotional time…and we do know God has the plan… Love you guys.

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