Monday, September 13, 2010

Way to Go Ovaries!

So Friday I went to my doctor's appointment. I don't know why, but I was so anxious. Maybe it was just the unknown (that has a tendency to get me worked up). I just didn't know what was next or what he would find on the ultrasound. After all, the last ultrasound didn't go so well.

Surprisingly, the ultrasound went exceptionally well! There was finally good news! Dr. Wheeler said the medication is working to treat the PCOS! (Sigh of relief!) It was so refreshing to hear something good and to see that progress is being made. The even better part... he believes I will get pregnant by the end of the year!!! (And he doesn't think I will need Clomid!) Now, that's a pretty huge thing to say. (Negative Nancy is trying to come out a little here and say, "stop getting my hopes up! What if it doesn't happen?!?!" But I'm resisting her.)

Praise God for healing! Praise God for Dr. Wheeler! And praise God for this medication!

Our visit was informative as always. Dr. Wheeler is more than willing to answer any and all of my questions.

Q: Does Clomid increase your chances of multiples greater than Twins?
A: Yes. A regular (non-clomid medicated) women has a 1% chance of having twins and a 1 in 10,000 chance of triplets. A women on Clomid has a 5% chance of having twins and a 1 in 500 chance of triplets. (And, during Dr. Wheeler's career, he has had one Clomid patient deliver quadruplets!)

Q: Should we be concerned about the weight loss? (Asked of course by my sincerely concerned but nagging husband)
A: No. She (I) is naturally a smaller person and is at a healthy weight. The medication takes getting used to. It is important to eat six times a day even if sometimes it's only a snack as big as the palm of your hand.

And the winner...
Q: Should I be charting my cycle? (Because I'm really not sure how to do this)
A: What's the point??? Just have a lot of intercourse! (He suggests rotating each month from even days to odd days... okay Jeff, how much did you have to pay him to say this ;)

After a visit full of learning and laughter, we left for date day!

Jeff and I both took the day off! And since Dr. Wheeler's office is downtown,  we decided to spend date day in Houston. (Date day was Jeff's idea... how sweet! <3) We had an absolutely delicious lunch at the Cheesecake Factory followed by some shopping at the Galleria!

Good news, good food, good times, great God!


  1. Awesome! So glad to hear it's going well.

    I have a friend who has PCOS. She now has two girls! The second one is five months old.

    You'll get there. Now you know what's going on; you're being treated; you'll get there.

    I'll be praying.

  2. Every other day? Whew! No wonder he doesn't need you to chart...kind of unnecessary to keep track when you're doing it every other day! I'm exhausted just typing it. ;) hehehe

    Have fun in NYC. Maybe you'll come back with a little peanut souvenir!

  3. Katie,
    That is great news!!! I just know that all of your dreams to become a mother are going to come true real soon! This time will only have been a test of your trust in God and his ability to create miracles. There is no doubt in my mind that you will be an exceptional mother and Jeff a great father, what a lucky child and it will be so much more special for you after having to wait. To put it in Katie shoe fetish style, when I was fifteen I wanted the Nike Airmax '95 tennis shoes so badly. After two years of wanting them and a week of working my Daddy took me to get those shoes I was so excited to finally get a pair I can remember it perfectly. To this day those are my favorite shoes, I've purchased two more pairs of the same style since then. So in otherwords the first child takes some time to come and the next two that follow you will love just as much, but you will never forget how much time and money you spent and the wanting you had for that first one!
    Love ya girl and hope to hear some really great news soon! Joel and I will still be praying for you!

  4. I didn't know anything about this, probably because we haven't spent too much time talking at length about anything... But I just wanted you to know that it's a great testimony to hear of your faith and you can count on me to keep you guys, (including future bebe) in my prayers! Hope you're feeling up to lots of "Sex and the City!" lol :)

  5. Thanks ladies for your prayers!

    Trina, you're right, I hope we get to talk more! And NYC was amazing! ;)