Step 1: Try to conceive for almost a year. Don’t tell anyone except close family.
Step 2: Have multiple doctor appointments that include many scans and scripts for Clomid.
Step 3: Discover that your tubes are blocked. Have a laparascopy to clear them.
Step 4: Try more Clomid.
Step 5: Come out the closet.
Step 6: Have a scan that shows you have no viable eggs and your lining is shit.
Step 7: Psych yourself up for maybe having to move from your doctor to a fertility specialist if your next cycle of double dose Clomid doesn’t work.
Step 8: Fill out many many application forms for procedures, medication and scans applicable to Infertility that may or may not be paid for out of the Prescribed Minimum Benefit. Send to medical aid for approval.
Step 9: Receive approval from the medical aid much to the astonishment of your doctor who told you medical aid would not pay for it.
Step 10: Wait for your period so you can start the next round of double dose Clomid.
Step 11: Pee on a stick the day your period is due. Expect it to be negative
Step 12: Make sure you are sitting down when you take a look at the test and two lines show up!
So, I wrote this post 4 weeks ago, when we first peed on that stick. We didnt want to say anything until we had been for our first scan which was this morning!
Baby aka #theSQL, is perfect, measuring 7w5d and has a beautiful heartbeat of 144bpm.
Im already showing (have been since about 5 weeks!). Im feeling ok-ish, started with morning sickness last week and it mostly hits me at night, Im also exhausted all the time, which I wasnt with Aaron at all. Oh! My boobs are already growing! WooHoo for bigger boobs!
We are so so so over the moon, it still doesn’t really feel real…