Saturday, May 9, 2009

IVF Here we come!

Well we had our appt with Dr. J on Thursday!  It went about like we thought it would.  We had been praying, as we were praying for God's will, to feel some direction by the time we got done talking with Dr. J.  Well Dr. J basically said that we need to do IVF.  As of last Monday I have felt like I was being pulled towards IVF.  I just felt more comfortable and relaxed about it and I could see God blessing us with a child through IVF.  I couldn't find a specific reason why I felt this way except for the fact that we have been praying for peace and direction. I finally feel like God is leading us in a certain direction!  It feels good!!  It is still scary but good:).  We will probably start the process when my next cycle starts but because the IVF lab will be "out of commission" for two weeks in June, I will be on Birth control for about 6 weeks instead of 3 weeks, before I start stims.  Please pray for God to bring Rob and I to the same place on freezing vs. not freezing embryos.  I really do not want to freeze embryos and Rob is still unsure of the idea of not freezing any.  Rob is a very logical person and logically it makes sense but I am feeling God's leading towards not doing that...for many reasons.  Also if you could pray for the financial aspect....we are just trying to figure out what the best way to finance IVF will be for us.  Also if you have done IVF and have decided to freeze or not freeze would you mind either emailing me @lbculross@gmail.com or leaving a comment just telling us why you chose what you did....thanks:).  Please also continue to pray for God's continued peace and direction for us!  Thanks so much!

5 comments:

Alex and Jill said...

Well I'm excited to hear there is a plan. :) Know that I will be praying specifically, for all of these things that you've listed.

Alex and I always prayed that God would only give us the amount that we needed to have a baby. And wouldn't ya know it, on all 3 cyles, our extra embryos either didn't make it to freeze or didn't implant for our FET. We never had to struggle with having some on ice, back at the clinic. God used the ONE embryo that He needed for us to achieve pregnancy. :) I'll be praying that you guys are able to reach an agreement and have total peace about whatever decision you make.

((hugs))

G & H said...

Lindsay I am so excited for you guys and that you feel a good decision that God is leading you this way!!!! So exciting and you are most definitley in my pryaers!!!!

Mary Beth said...

That is great news! So happy for you both, and I will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers during this journey!

The Patterson's said...

I'm so glad to hear that your appointment went well. Dr. J is fabulous, huh? I was very nervous to move on to IVF also, but now I am so glad we did. Jason and I had a lot of discussion about freezing embryos also except that I wanted to, and he did not. My concern was that Dr. J only selects eggs that he "thinks" are good to fertilize if you aren't freezing. I understand the concern, but I also thought ... what if he doesn't pick the right ones? The other thing was that, if we needed it, a frozen cycle is a lot easier on our body. We ultimately decided that we would freeze, but we didn't have any too freeze. I think this was good too because we had a 3-day transfer so they watched the others for longer and they weren't able to be frozen. In my eyes, it gave us an idea of what the embryos might look like at that point even though they are all different. We are hoping to freeze embryos this time.

Sorry this turned into quite a novel! Good luck!

Michelle said...

I just want you to have a little reminder that I will be praying for you more than ever over these next few days and weeks. I am so blessed to have you as my sister (in law) and to be able to pray for you and Rob this way. Your IVF journey may be overwhelming for you, but it does not overwhelm or surprise God. Just keep trusting in Him and He will lead you on.