Banalities

Scribblings of a nearly 40 year old singer librarian

Beginnings October 16, 2007

Filed under: Family,Fertility,Mr. Wonderful — bloominglate @ 1:23 pm
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I’ve begun this blog, as many do, as a place to gather my scattered thoughts.  It serves no other purpose, so I’ll jump right in…  Yesterday I had my first appointment with a new (to me) OB/Gyn specialist.  I chose him specifically because his specialty with OB/Gyn is fertility and I need some help.  My husband and I have been trying to conceive since our wedding 3.5 years ago, to no avail.  I will qualify that with the fact that I’ve had some health issues which have affected libido and possibly fertility during that time, so thetrying hasn’t been steady and/or fast and furious, if you will.  Nonetheless, as I close in on 40 – I’ll be 39 in December – we decided it was time to get some help.  He did some tests and asked a lot of questions, presented me with a number of options and made a recommendation.  Hubby and I discussed our options and we’ve decided to go forward with option 1.  Option 1 involves his getting a semen analysis and me taking Clomid.  The Clomid will ensure ovulation and good egg production (we hope). 

I KNOW I’m meant to be a mama and I have high hopes for this course of action.  Through this long time of trying and thinking I have found out a few things about myself.  One is that I need to be a parent, another is that I don’t have to actually give birth to the child.  My husband, however, is hesitant at this point about adoption, so we’ll go ahead with this course for a bit and then move on, if the time comes.  We have two nieces and a third on the way and my heart and arms literally ache each time I hold them.

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6 Responses to “Beginnings”

  1. katarinajellybeana Says:

    Welcome to the blogosphere! It’s always good to meet another library person, no matter the context.

    The circumstances stink, but you’ve stumbled upon a wonderful group of funny, smart, literate women who rant and rave and curse and celebrate.

    Cheers!

  2. Chris Says:

    Welcome to the world of infertility blogging. My blog started as a normal blog of boring everyday life, but then sort of morphed as infertility took over my life. The support around here is wonderful and I hope you will get as much out of it as I have.

  3. Kristin Says:

    All the best to you. I hope Clomid helps.

  4. Erin Says:

    My fingers are crossed for you. Clomid is a wild ride. I’m on round #2 with it. Good luck!

  5. lori Says:

    welcome. in many ways, i’m sorry you’re here b/c the road here is a treacherous one. on the other hand, i’m glad you’re here b/c you will find a lot of support and information in the IF blogsphere.

    here’s to clomid!

    -lori

  6. Orodemniades Says:

    Hola –

    Just wanted to share that it is possible to get pregnant at 39! After 8 years ttc my only treatment was IVF, and we are one of those lucky, lucky couples who got pregnant on the first try – retrieval was 3 days after my 39th birthday. For the record, I have PCOS,and Mr Oro has a low-ish sperm count (but hey, at 44, what else can be expected?) and some motility issues. I got pregnant with my own eggs.

    Good luck!


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