After a spectacular 4th of July, I awoke this morning to a PEAK reading on my monitor. My OPK still says negative, but I am sure it will change by midday.
While at the fertility clinic I ran into my Tiny Purpose friend, who was anxiously awaiting her ultrasound and who would be receiving her Intrauterine insemination TODAY!! God bless her and her husband with another child.
Yesterday morning, I went to the clinic and saw a different resident doctor. This one told me that my follicle on my right ovary was 23.5 mm, and my endometrial lining was 7.5 mm thick. Both perfect for the hCG trigger shot. I got my shot and was informed to have intercourse last night, tonight and tomorrow night. I asked the doctor about chemical pregnancies and the likelihood of recurrence. He said it was hard to tell and then asked me about my previous pregnancies. I gave him a very short version of my losses and with deep compassion and empathy, this doctor emphatically exclaimed his sorrow for my trauma. While doing so, he talked to me about my previous tests and said as far as he knew, the chemical pregnancy and abruption were unrelated, but if another chemical were to happen, then I should have the doctor reexamine my case and look for possibilities of a condition that may be the culprit. It is very unlikely that I would have developed a condition since Ethan's birth, but perhaps more research has been done in the last 5 years and a different correlation may be found, he said.
In the meantime, I am probably OVULATING today!! No need to bore you with the details, but Shaun and I are doing what we need to and hopefully in 14 days I will have another announcement of Pregnancy #3!!
Father, I am praying for your will above all else, but also expressing to you my will...I pray that you allow us to become pregnant with a healthy child that results in a live, healthy, full term birth and that is complication free. I pray that you provide me with all the necessary resources to be the best mother to this child an to give her a loving, supportive home with siblings, to boot! I ask you father to be present at all times in the children's lives and help me to teach them all about you.
Be with all of the women who are conceiving or trying to this month. Help them to look to you and see your wonders...Bless all of us. In Jesus' name, AMEN.