Daniel and I have been married for 4 years this May. We have been open to becoming pregnant for the last 4 years. Here is a little fertility timeline on what has been going on for us.
May 2009: We are married
April 2010: Tests show Daniel has a low sperm count and he has surgery for a varicocele (we thought that this is why we have not conceived)
July 2010: Tests show I have hypothyroidism (maybe this is why we have not conceived), so I start new meds
April 2011: I had some odd menstrual cycles but my pelvic ultra sound shows all my parts look good (we don't know why we are not pregnant yet)
May 2011: I start taking Vit D , lab levels are low , and an antidepressant , start of two new meds
February 2012: We start NaPro Technology and Natural Family Planning Classes
April 2012: After charting my cycles, I have labs done to show I have low progesterone, estrogen and I am insulin resistant. So I start Metformin and fertility medication -HCG injections
May 2012: We move to Lafayette, so now my injections formulated in Ft. Wayne now cost $20 extra to ship each month.
August 2012: No results with the HCG, I am getting frustrated and fed up with trying and it is putting a strain on Daniel and my marriage. I stop the HCG.
November 2012: I go to a new doctor in Lafayette and I am put on fertility medication clomid 50mg in December where my progesterone was only 7
January 2013: My clomid does goes to 100mg and this medication dose overstimulates my ovaries and I go to the ER with horrible pelvic pain. My progesterone did however increase into the 30s .
February 2013: My doctor takes me off of Clomid and I am put on Femara another fertility medication.
We are now off of the medication (my decision) and even though no doctor has told us we "cannot get pregnant on our own", I believe in my heart that we are called to adopt.
During the past month of March I have been off of fertility medication and my relationship with God, myself and my husband has been healing. I am no longer angry, upset and feel utterly broken. Our decision to adopt has been a long one in coming. We have actually been talking about adoption for 1 and 1/2 years . We have prayed, had people praying for us, and now that the decision to move forward as been made we have found PEACE!!! It is a beautiful thing. I feel now that we have surrendered to what God's will, there is so much more room for better things to come.