Thursday, August 5, 2010

First Post of Hopefully Many

Well, this is my first post of my new blog.  Not really sure what I am doing but I wanted to have something to reflect back on during Ryan and I's adventures in trying to get pregnant.  First I guess I should start from the beginning.  During Ryan's first marriage, he had 2 boys then he decided to get a vasectomy.  Approx a few years later, he and his wife decided they wanted another child.  So Ryan got a reversal, they had a daughter and then he got another vasectomy in approx 2001.  I know, MAKE UP YOUR MIND!!  We met in 2009 and got engaged May of that year.  I have no children of my own and we wanted a family together.  So in Sept 09, he had a reversal done and for the next 11 months have been trying to get pregnant but having no success.  Testing shows that there is no sperm in his ejaculate.  We went to his urologist on Tues Aug 3, 2010 and was told that we would only be able to have children together if we went through IVF.  Him having sperm taken out through surgery and me having egg retrieval, then having them fertilize in a petri dish then having an embryo transfer back into me in 3-5 days.  Hoping that the egg attaches itself to my lining of my uterus.  In 2 weeks, we would take a blood test to see if I was prego. I know, sounds somewhat simple if that is the only option we have.  Well Google became my friend at work last night as I did a TON of research about our new adventure.  And I have to say, Google is my enemy now.  I just managed to get myself even more scared than I already was.  So, as it stands right now, we are waiting from a referral from Ryan's urologist to get into a reproductive endocrinologist in my insurance network. 

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