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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

do you know what you're fighting for?

Thank you all so much for the advice and encouragement. I haven't quite decided what we will do about the choice in medications yet. Joey and I didn't really have a chance to talk about it last night. I have a direction I am leaning toward, but my final decision probably won't come until after we meet with the doctor.

We did have a chance to talk about IVF. We came up with a loose plan in case things get to that point. But for right now, we are going to stick with doing 3 IUIs before we move on. It makes more sense for us financially and my doctor said he "wasn't discouraged." He said "it's just a matter of getting the best possible sperm up to meet your egg(s)." So there we go. Maybe the IUIs will work. If they won't, we'll deal with it when we get there, but at least we have an idea of how we can pull some money together to pay for it.

One way or another, we will conceive a child in 2010. This is my goal. I've never been a person who gives up easily or throws in the towel. When I see something I want, I go after it. I am determined to make this happen. I cleaned the dog shit off of my new shoes, and they are still fabulous. Sometimes, you just need to step back and regroup to make things look bright again.

19 comments:

Hayley said...

I'll donate to a "Baby for Katie" fund. :)

erika said...

You Go Girl!!! 2010 will be the year!

Dawn said...

I love your positivity! 2010 will be your year!!

Littlest True Blue said...

You seriously rock. Its great to have a plan! I know 2010 is THE YEAR! Let's do it!
LTB

Rebecca said...

2010 will be our year, Kelly!! It WILL happen.

Stefanie Blakely said...

2010-- it will happen!!!! :)

Crossed Fingers said...

That's the attitude you need! 2010 will hopefully be all of our year!

The Baby Race said...

Praying for you to conceive in 2010!

Kandid Kelli said...

Im w/Hayley! I will TOTALLY donate to the "Baby for Katie" fund!!

This yr is full of POSITIVES! and that means pregnancy tests too!! So ONE way or ANOTHER your gunna be BIG and ROUND! Mark my words when it happens (i said when NOT if) Hayley and I are going to throw you the BIGGEST BEST, NEWS worthy, rocking Babyshower anyone has ever seen!!!

Okay I am done.

xo
-K

someday-soon said...

Good for you...eyes on the prize =)

Bean stalk ballads said...

Katie I am glad you have made a decision that feels right for you. Keep taking each day and those small steps on in this hard journey. thinking of you.

Arlyne said...

I'm so glad you're t6aking such a positive view of things! That's half the battle! I know you will conceive a child in 2010, as will I :)

Al said...

Hoping and praying for a 2010 baby for you. Glad you're feeling better about things and I hope this very next IUI is it.

JC said...

Lol, I love your attitude Katie!!! Love it! Glad your shoes are still amazing and I'm rooting for your 2010 conception!

AplusB said...

I love your attitude and determination! Yes! Baby in 2010 for Katie!!

Basic Girl said...

Aw Katie, I'm so sorry about the litearlly shitty day the other day (sorry just trying to catch up here). But your attitude is awesome, and I just know good things are in store for you. 2010 is SO our year, that's totally my goal too!!!

suchagoodegg said...

I love this mentality. I'm totally with you: 2010 is IT! Let's DO THIS!!!!!!

A said...

I am so sorry for being an awful commenter. And my heart goes out to you with all the frustrating diagnoses/medical junk that has been in your life lately. I love your optimism, though! It's so close to my heart :)

I never took femera, but I was on injectables (follistim) for 4 cycles and I had no problems at all. So that would be my vote. And as far as looking forward to IVF, I would say just concentrate on a great IUI cycle first. We of course, had 3 BFN IUI's, but I think we tried our best to be excited about each one and not worry about what would be after that. I will be praying for financial blessings for you if you do face IVF- that is the hardest part for us, too- especially when our friends are taking the same amount and going on more than one exotic vacation....

Glass Case of Emotion said...

Good for you to keep going!

I think it's smart not to wait too long to do IVF. I kept trying IUI's and now feel like I wasted too much time. But, I did get pregnant on an IUI twice. So I know it's possible. I hope you don't need to move on to IVF, but it's good to have the plan in place.