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Go Ask Mom

Baby Steps: Progress

Posted July 7, 2011 8:51 p.m. EDT

We have a plan. It isn’t much, but it’s written down and something about that just makes it so – real.

My husband and I are going to give in vitro a try. We made the decision not because adoption was unattractive; nor because we just couldn’t possibly live happily as a couple without children. The final factor (of the many, many, many considered) was – this is the right time. We are young and healthy and our chances of success are highest now. If we wait, those chances only diminish. On the contrary, some of our other options will still be available and not tend so much to decrease with time. You know what they say — timing is everything.

So we have a calendar with key dates marked … and I have a prescription for birth control. Sounds crazy right? Turns out, the fertility docs want total control of my hormones before they go messing around with what’s going on inside. It seems birth control pills are the best way to do it. I’m having a little flashback. I haven’t been on the pill for years!

Here’s to making some progress!

Thanks for coming along for the ride and I hope you’ll stick with us as it starts to get interesting...

Christine is the weekday noon news producer at WRAL-TV. She lives with her husband and three dogs. Christine is chronicling her experience as she and her husband struggle with infertility. Find her here on Fridays.