Monday, March 8, 2010

3 Foster Classes Down, 2 to Go

Saturday Jay & I attended foster class all day long. It's hard to believe that we only have 2 classes left. Then it'll still be a couple of months before we're approved. So I'm thinking that by late spring/early summer we could be foster parents! Our hopes are that we will eventually be able to adopt, but we know that we may also foster temporarily. We've got our hearts open right now and our ears perked to hear what God wants us to do. I'm not worrying about it b/c I know that God will lead us when the time is right & guide us to make the right decisions when we get that call from the social worker saying they have a child who needs a home.

In the meantime, I'm going for my HSG in a couple of weeks. I don't have an appointment yet. It has to be at a certain time during my cycle, so I expect to call and set up the appointment in the next few days. For weeks I dreaded the HSG & wanted to avoid it at all costs b/c of the horror stories I've heard. Thankfully, my RE is very confident that he has good technique that will cause minimal pain. But he prescribed me a narcotic anyway just in case! Thank you, RE!!!

As I mentioned in an earlier post, he also recommended I take a low dose Clomid to help me get pregnant faster. It may also help sustain the pregnancy once I get pregnant. I wonder how well Clomid really works. Just from the blogs I've read it seems like lots of people try it and it doesn't work. Maybe I will be different!

So next step: HSG in a couple of weeks. Then, HOPEFULLY we can FINALLY start trying to conceive again.

Ultimately, it's in God's hands!! If I think about it too much, fears begin to creep in. But God said that He didn't give me a spirit of fear! And I'm so thankful that He carries my burdens!


Dan & Hillary said...

What I liked about using Clomid was the fact that I got the accompaning Ovidrel shot (hcg trigger) to go with it. I like the thought of the hcg in my system before my body actually kicked into gear with its own hcg.

Glad you are excited about the foster-care classes! God seems to have placed this passion on your hearts. How awesome:-)

Stacey said...

Hey! Just wanted to comment on a couple of things here. First, I'll be praying about your upcoming HSG. I have also heard some bad stories, but fortunately it was after I'd had mine. To be honest with you, mine was not especially painful. Nothing out of the ordinary happened, and I hope that will be how it goes for you as well! Please keep us posted!

Also, I did try one round of Clomid and responded to it pretty well before our first IUI. My doctor decided to go with Femara for the second round and I had a better response with it. That was the cycle that the IUI got canceled and we got pregnant on our own for this current pregnancy, which as you know is the most successful one we've ever had so far.

Just wanted to let you know those couple of things. I'm so glad that the foster classes have been going well and you are making progress all around! Looking forward to seeing what God will do!

Birdie said...

Thanks for the info about the Clomid! I still don't know when I'll be starting it, but I'm looking forward to giving it a try!

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