The process has officially started. Lee and I had our last drink on the 4th of July. I started birth control on the 10th and Lee had his STD test last week. Good news! It came back clean.
Today, I go in for a sonohysterogram as well as my STD test. A sonohysterogram is used to determine abnormalities in the uterus that may interfere with pregnancy. It’s a minimally invasive procedure by which a sterile solution is injected into the uterus to determine if there are any abnormalities with the uterine lining, polyps, scarring, etc.. It’s very much like an ultrasound, only more in-depth. I don’t know that issues will make it impossible for me to have a viable pregnancy, however it may mean that additional testing may be needed. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for no abnormalities!
After the sono, we’ll be going over our medication outline with the IVF coordinators. There’s a lot of information to take in, so I’m hoping that Lee and I don’t get overwhelmed. Pretty sure Lee’s most looking forward to the part where they instruct him how to stab me in the butt with a needle.
Lee then has his semen analysis Tuesday, so let’s hope that the positive lifestyle changes he’s made over the last few months have made a difference!
People have asked me if I’m concerned that the next few months are going to drag on forever, but I actually feel like they are going to fly by. We’re doing so many things to better ourselves as well as to keep ourselves busy that I’m actually excited for the next few months. I’m sure some days will be a struggle, but I’m hoping that by the end of this process, I’ll be happier and healthier than I have been in years. And I’m hoping that this new lease on life will carry on through September when we get the positive pregnancy test we’ve always dreamed of.
Keep us in your thoughts the next couple days as we jump the first two hurdles in our IVF journey!