Trevor and I are trying to get pregnant. Again. I am incredibly excited (and incredibly terrified), and am so ready to *hopefully* add another member to our family. I know you’re probably wondering what changed since we were not planning on actively trying again for another eight months or so.
Well, we were talking about adoption last weekend. Trevor and I both feel led to adopt one of these days, preferably from Asia, and have been thinking about it more and more lately. We were trying to figure out when would be the best time to start the process. It’s obviously a long and very expensive one, so this involved a lot of discussion. Trevor knows that I am already ready for another biological baby, and we were trying to figure out whether to adopt first or try to get pregnant first. We figured that with our current fertility issues, it would be best to go ahead and try for another biological baby while we’re still young since it could take a while. Plus, we want to have a LOT of money saved up before we adopt since that process runs in the tens of thousands of dollars, and we’d prefer to have ZERO debt of any kind before that day comes, as well as a hefty savings account.
Trevor was giving me his reasons for waiting a while longer before actively trying again- as you know, we are not using any birth control (but have not been timing things), and I’m was not on any meds for my PCOS. The more he tried to convince himself to wait, the more he convinced himself otherwise! It was pretty comical to hear him persuade himself into trying now instead of later. So, that’s how we arrived at this place where I am so thrilled to be. I called my doctor’s office last week and got a shiny new prescription for Metformin (aka excuse-me-while-I-run-for-the-bathroom-again-and-again drug). I was on Metformin when I got pregnant with Knox- it is actually a drug designed for Diabetes and helps regulate insulin levels. Women with PCOS tend to have a higher level of insulin resistance, so our bodies make too much of it which, in turn, makes our ovaries all wacked out. The Metformin helps lower those levels so our bodies can ovulate on their own- at least this is the case for some women (me, thankfully, at least last time).
I started charting last cycle (my first postpartum) just to keep track of my period. Now, I am doing it for real. We are not going to get all obsessive like last time, and I hope that will help with my stress level. Trying to get pregnant with Knox was, without a doubt, one of the worst experiences of my life. It was stressful, scary and I hated every second of it. Granted, the result was well worth it, but I seriously hope that I am so occupied with Knox this time around that I won’t have as much of an opportunity to freak out. I’m still on Zoloft, too, which I think I will stay on throughout TTC and would go off of if and when I found out I was pregnant. At least that’s the plan for now! I’m weaning up my dose of Metformin and am at 1000mg right now, next week I will go up to the full 1500 mg dose. I can’t eat things with too much sugar or fat because it WRECKS my poor stomach! Not too many cookies for me at the moment.
We are certainly not advertising that we’re trying in “real life,” but I have to have some kind of outlet to de-stress, so I am definitely discussing it here! In case you’re wondering, I am 11 days into this 2nd cycle and usually don’t ovulate until around day 20. I’m awaiting my big pack of ovulation test strips and Pre-Seed to come in the mail this week- let the POAS obsession begin again! I would really appreciate any prayers you could send our way for a healthy baby making its way into my uterus sometime soon!
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