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October 18th, 2010, 06:22 PM
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in regards to this IF journey. I just feel that lately the Lord may be leading me down a path that I never thought I would go down. I'll explain more later but until then please pray for guidance & wisdom for me & especially DH that we do God's will in this situation, despite our fears. And that He provide the finances (which He has ALWAYS been so good to us in this dept), whatever His will is.


Update (what's going on/what you're praying for -- sorry it's so long ):
Okay, here's what is confusing me slightly lately. I KNOW I can get pg with the Lord's help. He has shown me that. I got pg last year on 100 mg Clomid but then we had a m/c (& again I have seen the Lord's hand in this & know that He was using this tragic event for His glory). Okay so after the m/c, 100 mg Clomid didn't work & 150 mg didn't even work (my progesterone actually went down on the higher dose of Clomid). I then went to the RE who tested my progesterone to "just see" & I ovulated on my own! I then go on to Follistim, which is a stronger drug than Clomid, & it didn't work. We upped the Follistim & again, it didn't work. I KNOW I can get pg with His help so what is it that He wants me to do. Do we quit medical assistance & wait, do we continue on. I was praying that night after my follow-up from the 2nd cycle (note that AT the appt we decided that the lap would be the next step followed by the max dose of meds then my only options after that, if it didn't work, would be IVF, which in my mind was NOT an option). Soooooo, that night as I laid in bed praying, an IVF option popped in my head that I just can't get rid of now... using donated embryos. I almost want to just quit what I'm doing & go that route but money is probably one of the biggest hindrances at this point.

So I bring it up to DH & I get some static (which I understand whole-heartedly) b/c of the cost (even though it is cheap compared to regular IVF, we are living on one income & though cheap it is still a lot of money considering the kind of income we are on now (which I quit my job b/c I thought it was God's will to quit & homeschool my 14 year old & prepare for the baby I know He has promised)). Of course embryo donation is a lot cheaper than adoption should we ever have to consider that & there are also so many other advantages for us in our situation that I can think of. And you just don't really know how much it is going to cost when the Lord gets involved if it is His will. I know that if it is His will He will provide a way & the means & resources to do it.

Anyway, since that thought popped up I actually saw on FB a few videos posted by Resolve on guess what... embryo donation. That's when I asked God if He was trying to tell me something. Well, like I said earlier, now I can't quit thinking about it & almost want to abandon the thought of a biological child for this option. I also found an embryo donation blog the other night (& wasn't even really looking for one but found one anyway) that has a lot of GREAT info on it but I guess right now the hurdle is just God telling both of us clearly WHAT His will is & then if this is His will the finances to do it. We both only want His will & I'm not sure that Mike knows His will. I'm not even sure that Mike has heard clearly that God has promised us a child like I believe He has. I just don't know what to do now... move forward with the lap & stronger meds (b/c if this isn't His will & embryo donation is then we are wasting money) or what.

Why can't it just be easier sometimes.
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October 18th, 2010, 10:36 PM
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(((Amanda))) You know you are in my prayers. Believing the Lord to guide you by His peace.
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October 19th, 2010, 08:10 AM
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Praying for you Amanda.
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October 19th, 2010, 01:44 PM
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I'm praying Amanda. If you need to talk, I'm here.
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October 19th, 2010, 05:24 PM
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bump for update (1st post)
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October 20th, 2010, 07:27 AM
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October 21st, 2010, 09:12 AM
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With the Clomid, I found that I had to be on a lower dosage. They started me at 100 mg and my estrogen went through the floor. They explained that was because Clomid is an estrogen inhibitor. I also found out that your post-o progesterone can be relative to your pre-o estrogen levels. If the estrogen was low, the progesterone can be low after ovulation.

So, they lowered my dose of Clomid to 50 mg. and Benjamin was conceived that month (I took the clomid cd 3-7). I did still have to be on progesterone supplementation because my normal levels are low and I have a luteal phase defect.

But that's just a thought. I don't know if your doctors had shared that with you or not.
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October 22nd, 2010, 05:56 PM
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PM'd you.

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October 23rd, 2010, 11:33 AM
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I'm praying for you.

I think there are some Christian Adoption Agencies that do Embryo Adoption. I know from experience that God uses the Internet to talk to me.
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October 23rd, 2010, 08:27 PM
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Im praying that he will make the right decision for you!
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October 25th, 2010, 12:10 PM
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Thank you all!

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PM'd you.

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I did get it & I'll respond to it soon. I need to catch up with everything since I took a few days off of JM to fast & pray over this.
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October 25th, 2010, 05:41 PM
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No response needed, if you don't want to.
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October 28th, 2010, 12:54 PM
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I'm still praying for you Amanda.
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Oh Amanda

I am praying for you sweetie. You truly deserve your miracle.
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