Wednesday, January 26, 2011

May be wit it

So I just have to get this out. I have blabbered my mouth already to a number of people about how I am trying to get pregnant so I figure I'll answer the question to people that are wondering whether I am or what. Well I am not. I know that talking about this very thing is a thing you are supposed to "keep to yourself". I've never considered myself to follow a lot of social "rules". So screw it. haha I will tell you all about my uterus woes. Warning:TMI ahead.

So at the end of August I had this feeling to take out my nuvaring because I had a feeling that I needed to. Didn't know why but just felt the need to. We were still not trying to get pregnant yet and using protection but I just wanted to regulate my periods.

I got a "period" a few weeks later. Then after that nothing for about 6 weeks. Then it was just spotting off and on every week or every couple weeks. This has continued pretty much until now. After a few months of not getting periods we just decided to forgoe all birth control and just let things happen. I got an ultrasound at the beginning of December to check for cysts or abnormal uterine lining. Everything was normal. He did a blood labs to see if there were any issues. Everything was normal. I went the whole month of December with no spotting or anything followed by a normal heavy flow period on New Years Day. I figured it was FINALLY regulating. Well I was wrong. A couple weeks later that mean old spotting came back followed by it a couple weeks later.

Soooo. I was fed up with it. I scheduled an appt with Dr. Chaulmers today. Luckily he had a cancelation today. He is a busy busy guy and it usually takes weeks to get into him. Yes...he is THAT good. :D

He was AWESOME! So I brought him a calender of everything that has been going on in the last 6 months. He and I came to the hypothesis that I am just not ovulating. No ovulation=no chance of concieving. Fun Fun! SO he gave me 3 options. 1. Go back on birth control to regulate my periods (yeah right I am never going on that crap again) 2. Go on provera which will force my period to come and hopefully trick my body into finally ovulating again. On cycle day 21-24 come to his office and get labs done to confirm that I ovulated. If not we will do another round of it. 3. Go on clomid which will trigger my body to produce eggs and ovulate. I was not fond of this because I don't want to take fertility drugs unless I absolutely have to. Plus taking clomid you have an 8% chance of having twins. Well lets face it....I don't do so well with "rare" percentages. He and I agreed that if I were to get pregnant with multiples it would be a hard most likely short pregnancy AGAIN. So he said we won't worry about that until we have to.

So we decided on option number 2. I feel good about it but at the same time its frustrating that I have to go through this. He thinks the reason my body isn't regulating is because I have lost a big chunk of weight and he's like "lets face it you look skinny" (awww thanks! :D) so he feels that could have contributed to it. We are also going to check my progesterone levels as well. I guess this shouldn't all surprise me though. My uterus is a bitter old woman. I can't wait to get my hands on her and burn her in a bonfire. :D (You think I'm kidding.....) haha!

SO Dr. Chaulmers thinks that I have a temporary fertility issue but will eventually get pregnant. It may just take awhile. I have a weight lifted off my shoulders and know that our family will be extended when Heavenly Father decides to send us one. Until then I am going to do everything in my power to make that possible. I know I don't have any significant fertilty problem but my heart goes out to those that do. How frustrating of a journey that must be! Props to you guys!!!


  1. congrats ash, i can't wait to see another baby from you soon. i have high hopes for your cute lil family. love ya tons!

  2. You have such a great attitude! It's so frustrating sometmies to wait but the Lord does know best!
    The hubbs and I agreed I'm never going back on birth control ever again! That crap messes with you! I didn't have a period for 4 months.. I wasn't prego either. Ah! And the hormones of coming off birth control are attacking my face and I'm like the zit monster haha. So no more birth control for us either!
    I'm excited for things to work out for you guys!

  3. Thanks Sammie! Send ME some of that baby dust you're carrying around. :D

    Courtney- Thanks! Yeah I think birth control SUCKS. I will NEVER put synthetic hormones in my body ever AGAIN! I just laughed at him when he wanted to put me back on it to "regulate" my periods. Yeah because thats what screwed me up in the first place! How long have you been off birth control? What birth control were you one? Good luck! You'll be a great mommy! So exciting!

  4. Good luck. I highly recommend the book "Taking Charge of your Fertility" for both preventing and achieving pregnancies. I do extensive charting and it really helps me to understand what's going on with my body in so many different ways.

  5. Yes, Dr. Chalmers is THAT GOOD!! We LOVE him! We would probably not have Ethan if it were not for him. Hormones suck and infertility sucks! I know how frustrating it can be so I hope it all works out for you!

  6. (((hugs))) Glad you have a doctor who is taking you seriously though! Good luck to you and thankfully not ovulating is one of the easiest problems to overcome in the infertility road.