Sorry, I have been really bad about updating on here!! I've been so focused on the vlogs I forget to update on here too. So here is where I am right now....
TTC with KD - cycle 8, CD 15.... no clue when/if I ovulated but I did do three inseminations. The last one I'm not sure if there were any swimmers still alive but oh well. Given the ovulation unknowns I feel like this cycle was a bust. Going to just test every morning starting tomorrow because I have no clue what dpo I am.
IVF - I have chosen a clinic, my family doctor sent a referral after much stress about it. Now I'm just waiting to hear from the doctor's assistant about a consultation.
IVF Prep - I decided I wanted to do acupuncture with IVF because I feel like it will improve me chances of success. I contacted a naturopathic doctor who specializes in fertility that is close to my parents' house. She also does acupuncture. Since I will be at my parents' house in the summer during IVF this is convenient. I had a phone appointment with the naturopathic doctor today. She was amazing and asked great questions. I really felt that she was trying to help me. She also went through a list of supplements she thinks will help with my fertility and my issues due to endo. She explained each one in great detail. After been prescribe med after med for my endo before it was awesome to have someone actually tell me why I should take it. She is confident that I will be able to wean off my endo meds completely (I have been on them too long and risk big complications the longer I'm on them). No clue how much the supplements are going to cost me but at this point I'm willing to try anything. Some I have been taking but need a higher dose, others are new and I will do a little more research on first.
Other possibly good news - Not sure if anything will become of it but I'm going to post it here lol. Not sure if I mentioned it before but someone I work with (a local) told me a few weeks ago that I need a baby (she doesn't know I'm ttc). I told her to "find me one" because locally I can adopt if a birth mother is willing to give me custody. It's a special "custom" adoption that needs the BM approval and the community's. She said that a mother (the mom of one of my students actually) just gave one away but she would find me one. Well nothing happened with it but today I asked her where my baby was to make sure she knew I was serious. She said that two other women just gave away babies. I was offered another one. She is the sister of one of my students. They had a baby in April 2013, and then this one was born Feb 2014. The mother is only 21 (my student has a different mother) so she is struggling horribly. My student is currently living with her grandmother. Adopting the baby would be awesome but they don't want it to be legal/permanent. A lot of the parents just want someone to raise their child until they are school aged and then take them back. I am not doing that. So some staff started posting on facebook that I'm looking for a baby. My TA said she would keep an eye out for any babies that are apprehended because once they are in care they can't be adopted so they will live forever in foster care. An apprehended baby would be the best because the parents would already have lost their rights but honestly I would take any as long as they were willing to complete it legally. Not sure if anything will come from it but the word is out now so something might. Legally it's messy but it's cheaper than IVF and it would mean a baby sooner.
So there is a quick update about everything that's going on right now. I have so many "options" but I just want something to work out!
I am 30, single, vegan, and been on my journey to becoming a single mother since 2013. I have struggled with infertility and I am now on the path to international adoption of a little girl with Down syndrome. Come join me on my journey to becoming a mother!