Justin and I met at Arlington High School in 9th grade. We had a few classes together but never really took too much interest in each other until sophomore year in Mr. Collins class. That’s when it all began. Justin sat behind me and bothered me to no end. He would kick and shake my chair and make cow noises at me then call me moochelle. I guess that was his way of flirting. Don’t ask me how it worked but it did. Justin and I dated all through high school and continued after we graduated. We got married after 8 LONG years on July 26th 2008.
Well as most of you know, Justin and I have been trying for a baby for quite some time now. After loosing two we decided to get some test done to see if they could figure out what was going on. Boy have we learned a lot. We found out that I am rh- (o-) blood type and I must have a shot called rhogam 3 times during the pregnancy to maintain the pregnancy. I had several blood test done and Justin had a semen analysis done. Everything came back normal. We could not figure out why it was taking so long to get pregnant in the first place then when I would get pregnant I would lose them very shortly after. After going to a fertility clinic in bedford they told me they thought I was not ovulating every month but would not give me anything to help with that until we had several (1500 dollars ) in test done. We have not had any insurance for the past few years so as you could imagine this was VERY expensive. After 3 and a half years at my current job. My employer finally decided he would help us out and get group insurance!! it was effective march 1! Since then I have had a test done called a 21 day progesterone blood test. basically the test tells you if you ovulated or not by your hormone level. The first test I had done came back at 17 which is normal. She told me that everything was great and to call her when I started my cycle so she could count my cycle days. Of course it was a perfect 28 day cycle with ovulation. She told me we could test for three months and if I was not pregnant by then she would give me a half a pill of clomid to see if that would boost my ovulation a little. I Just had another month and yet another test done. my level came back at a 0.9. That is NO ovulation at all. She told me that I might not have a cycle this month because my hormone level was SO low. (Since I have been going through all this I have never missed a period unless I was pregnant.) They come rain or shine every 28 days. I told her that is was abnormal for me to skip a month that I have never skipped before. she said if I did not have one and I took a pregnancy test and it came out negative that she would give me a hormone pill to make me start my cycle then clomid to make me ovulate! Finally we had found the problem! I thought for sure I would have a cycle this month no worries. well day 28,29,and 30 came and gone with no cycle and a negative test . She said she wanted to wait one more week and for me to test again since I normally don't skip cycles she would rather me start on my own than with medicine. today is day 33 and still no cycle and a negative test.. I am going this week for a pregnancy blood test just to make 100% sure there is no baby before I start hormone pills. please keep us in your prayers for a baby if not this month then hopefully the clomid works and we have a baby next month! We keep telling ourselves the third time is a charm!