Wednesday, May 11, 2011

3 1/2 months later...

I am awful at this blog, sorry!

The very first week of Feb. Jon was shipped off to Oklahoma for work.  He was able to come home for weekends, but other than that- he was there until pretty much the end of April.  It was a little lonely over here, but Sookie and I survived :)

At the end of February Jon was able to take a small break and join me, my sister, Shannon and her husband, Ron in Disney World!  Shannon and I got to run the Princess Half Marathon together.  That was one of the best experiences I have ever had. This picture sums up the race very nicely :)

While we were there we also had the opportunity to head over to Universal Studios... you know... where HARRY POTTER land is!!!  Heck yes!  We drank butterbeer (this was SO yummy!), strolled through Zonko's, saw Ollivander find wands for some kids (you betcha... $30/wand!), saw Hagrid's hut, walked through the Defense the Dark Arts classroom.... it was amazing.  All the details were spot on!  My only thing I thought they could've done better would have been to make the train into an eating area.   You know, walk in and you get a compartment and they have the "cart" passing by with food on it that you can buy.  With either like sandwiches or whatever.  That just seems genius to me... but what do I know :)  We had an amazing time.  Might I say... magical? :)

Then in March we felt impressed to start seeing an infertility specialist.  I feel just fine putting this on the blog- so don't feel like you can't talk to me about it :).  The more I talk about it, the better I feel.  I underwent some major blood testing and also a hysteroscopy.  They followed all my hormone levels through a "cycle" that they had to jump start to begin with.  Then, this last week we went to the  doc to look over all of the results and I didn't ovulate.  I know a lot of people have piped up and asked "is it because you run?"  I wish I had that answer.  I am going to lean with the negative.  I just don't have my cycle.  It's very rare that I will have it without the help of medication.  This has happened when I've been running and when I haven't been running, when I was overweight and at a healthy weight. Nothing points to PCOS or anything like that.  Which in a way is a little disappointing, because I'd like to have a concrete reason as to why I have been going through this not having a cycle thing for the last 8-9 years.  It's frustrating, but I at least know we are on the right path.  Jon had to get tested as well- and that really helped nix him out of the picture.  Why are men so much easier to test than woman??  Seriously!  :)

Anyways, I am currently getting vaccinated for chicken pox... I never got it when I was little and that showed up during some blood tests.  It's amazing what they can find out about you with your blood!  Then after all of that is said and done- he is going to put me on a jump start pill so I can get my cycle and then he is going to start me on a medication like Clomid.   It has a different name.  I would tell you, but I can't read his handwriting... sorry.  :-)  He says he will have us be on that for at least 3-4 cycles and if we aren't pregnant by then- then we will talk about IVF if that is something we want to consider doing.    So, for those of you who may have been wondering... this is what's going on :-)


Brittny said...

Sounds like a lot of fun at Disney World and Universal Studios for you guys! I'm glad to hear that you finally have Jon back, it sounds miserable to be that long without your husband! I know you still got to see him every weekend, but still not much fun. Thanks for posting all that information about what you've been going through with trying to get pregnant. It's one of those things that while we really want to know because we care about you, you never know if it's impolite to ask. So thanks for just being open about things and letting us know that you want to talk about it. It makes it much easier to ask :) We'll keep you in our thoughts and prayers while you get things all figured out. Hope the treatments work and there will be a little Jon/Crystal baby in the works soon!

bethany said...

It's so hard not to have answers to things. And there are so so many factors that play into it (at least from our experience). We'll be praying for you-IVF does not sound fun. If you ever need someone to talk to, you have a lot of women on the Criddle side who have dealt with it. I read a book (sort of a memoir) right in the middle of our ordeal with the dr's and it made me feel so much better to know that someone else had the same feelings I did (I'll try and remember what it was called if you're interested). I often felt very alone and it seemed EVERYONE was pregnant but me.

P.S. There's always adoption. I hear those kids aren't so bad.... :)

Kasey Strong said...

How awful to hear that you've been having problems getting pregnant. I bet it's nice to be looking into it though so now you can eventually figure out what the hold-up is and start trying to work on things. Good luck to you both and I hope things work out soon!

Nal said...

I love when you post so I can keep up with you two! Sounds like you had a fabulous time at Disney World! I'm really impressed by all this running you've been doing. I remember when you just started. Good job! So sorry to hear about not being able to get pregnant. I hope they can get things figured out for you.


Jessica and Garrett (but mostly Jessica!) said...

Thanks for the update, Crystal! The race seemed super fun (And I love that photo of you!). Best of luck figuring things out... it can be a long process, but I promise, it is well worth it. Keep on keepin' on! Let me know if I can do anything for you guys.