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- God has blessed me tremendously with an amazing husband, Doug, and two gorgeous little boys, Gavin and Joey. It has always been a dream of mine to have a large family but God may have other plans. I had a series of 6 consecutive early miscarriages when trying for baby #2. We are currently trying for baby #3 after our 7th miscarriage. I am faithful that God's plan is perfect, even when I am not happy about it. I love comments and meeting new followers so please don't be shy!
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Friday, December 7, 2012
2:12 PM | Posted by Maria | | Edit Post
We go in and about 2.6 second later Gavin has tossed his shoes and off he goes. I smile awkwardly and try to figure out what to do with myself for the next 2 hours of 5 year old insanity. Thankfully, a group of moms took me under their loud and raucous wing and I fit right in.
One of the moms was talking about how she discovered that she had gallstones by giving herself and ultrasound. Then I asked the question that most rational women wouldn't.
"So... You just scan yourself? Like you throw some gel on there and have at it?"
She was clearly my kinda girl because the over-sharing began immediately.
"Yeah!" she answered. "When I was trying to get pregnant I would scan myself and see if I had any follicles ready to go and would go home and tell my husband it was time to put out!" she shared with the small group of us.
"Are you kidding me?! I pay hundreds of dollars every month for someone to tell me the same thing! Oh the money I would save if I could just.... wait... you give yourself transvaginal ultrasounds? I'm not even sure how that would work..."
"Oh! I just put my leg up on the table," she explained, "and I scan away! How exciting for you that you are trying for another!"
"Yeah.... not all that exciting anymore. We been at it for 2 years."
I went on to explain my losses and she asked me if I was MTHFR (which I am) and we chatted for a good 20 minutes about my uterus. At McDonalds. With a woman I had just learned her name and no longer have to call her "the lady who drives the blue minivan." She now knows all about my reproductive history.
I know some people are really secretive about their fertility but I just can't stop when given an opportunity. The woman offered to give me a scan any time. She went as far as putting her number in my phone for me!! It wasn't until after I was telling the story to Doug that I realized that I never asked her what or where she worked. Wouldn't it be funny if she worked at a vet clinic or something??? I would have to think long and hard if I would want to use the same machine as an expectant Mastiff.
I did have to suffer through a few comments about how fertile they were. For instance one just has to drink a beer and she gets pregnant. The other just put her legs in the air and it worked every time. Sigh... I wonder if it works with gluten free beer?
And now an update... as of this moment (10 dpo) I am clearly not pregnant. I could be pregnant tomorrow though. I am feeling a lot of various symptoms that are filling me with hope but I recognize that they could very well be a result of the progesterone. Trying to be patient until I can get an answer. Thanks for all of you that have been asking about me. The good news is that my Monday I should know one way or another. I'll update when I know! Have a great weekend!