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   Wednesday, March 30, 2005  

Houston, we have a plan!

I got the call today. All of my test results are in. Having now been tested for everything known to man, it has been determined that I am normal. NOR. MAL. As in not cosmically fucked. As in holy shit I could actually maybe carry a baby without my body killing it!

Dr. Thorough, my RE, said that my risk of future miscarriage is no higher than that of other pregnant women who have never miscarried. My endometrial biopsy was good. However, since I tend to ovulate on day 21 (and with my first pregnancy, all indications show that was roughly day 28), he does want to put me on Clomid to get ovulation to day 14 and a potentially more normal luteal phase.

I asked him about the risk of multiples associated with that, knowing that it is slim. It's still there and I do still have a unicornuate uterus where problems are likely in the 2nd trimester. He thinks it won't be a problem and said he wouldn't suggest it if he didn't think it would be beneficial. So, my period is due any day now and shortly thereafter I will begin my first Clomid cycle.

Now, you all may be thinking, "Wait -- didn't your husband move FIVE hours away from you already?" And yes, he did. And yes, I will be joining him in the end of May/beginning of June. But this is our plan. Call me crazy, but it just might work.

Since we found out about the unicornuate uterus, we knew that I would be referred to a perinatologist for the second trimester. I don't know any doctors where my husband lives. If we can get me knocked up right away, I could potentially make it through the first trimester with Dr. P (for Perfect-for-me!). And, worse case scenario, another miscarriage--I'm dealing with a hospital that I know and trust and doctors that I know and trust. Plus, I know that they'll let me have as many visits with the Walter the Wand Monkey as I want/need. For those of you doing the math at home, I know that I technically will not be out of the first trimester by the end of May. However, I will be driving down here for one last grad class every Tuesday am and staying through Friday am -- perfect for scheduling appointments, que no? Further, through August, I will be here on a semi-regular basis for meetings with my thesis advisor until that is accepted and my degree is issued. So...in short...

Going to get my ass knocked up (interesting visual there!) ASAP! Going to make it through the first tri without a hitch! Going to transfer doctors at peri time!

I haven't been happy like this in I can't tell you when. While there is still the fear of miscarriage since we don't know why, I prefer to look at it this way: It's a flip of the coin and sometimes you can get tails 3 times in a row; that doesn't mean you always will.

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  Comments about my post, "Houston, we have a plan!":
Brilliant! So glad to hear of your plan--sounds like it should all work out (and I am hoping that includes the 'getting pregnant' part too). I'm excited for you so I can only imagine how excited you must be about this! Yea!!

I'll be along with you for the ride, hoping like hell for all the best for you and the mister the whole way through. :-)
Glad you have a plan and a doctor who can help.

Wishing you the best.


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