As you all probably know or have read, we have dealt with infertility for many years. Getting pregnant has always been a long journey for us and with both the boys we were on Clomid, had done laparoscopies to open up my tubes and take care of endometriosis, and many other details like estrogen supplements, ovidrel to make me ovulate, an IUI (which didn't work), many blood tests and doctor's visits and ultrasounds. We tried to get pregnant with both boys for a long time (Cooper almost 2 years and Tyler around 1 1/2 years). I know there are many people who have dealt with infertility for much longer, so I am grateful that it only took as long as it did.
After Tyler passed away, we knew we wanted more children. We also knew that this had been a lengthy process in the past, so we didn't want to waste any time. We went back to meet with the specialist and started our journey of getting back on Clomid, doing the ultrasounds, and other stuff along with it. By October, we still were not pregnant and we had made the decision to do another laparoscopy before the end of the year since, afterall, we had met our deductible like a million times over....Having a baby and Jerrod's lovely 30 grand ACL replacement and meniscus repair.
We talked with the specialist and he was on board, so we scheduled our surgery for the day before Thanksgiving, November 25th. All went well with it and we were hopeful to get started on more fertility medication. Our insurance allows for us to basically have one month supply of injectible fertility medication. We figured with the surgery and fertility meds that we could have the best optimal chance of conceiving. The medicine arrived the week after my surgery and our hope of starting it would have been the following week. I know the Lord most certainly heard our words and probably snickered to Himself.
A week or two went by and no period. I kept thinking I was late because of the surgery and that it had just thrown me off, so after a few days I asked Jerrod if we should take a test. He of course let me know, "I don't think you're pregnant..." Which I didn't either, but I figured we should just see what was going on. He then said, "But I think it would be JUST LIKE GOD...."
Indeed it was. I came home with a pregnancy test and it was positive. I freaked out, laughed, cried and drove straight to my doctor's office. How could this be possible, because we had to have gotten pregnant before my surgery? BEFORE MY SURGERY! And on no meds FYI.
I went into the office like a tornado and demanded for someone to explain how this happened. They had performed a blood test two days prior to my surgery that was negative. NEGATIVE. So that precious baby had to have implanted on the day of my surgery. AND, with the type of surgery I had, they run dye through your tubes to flush them out. That baby is the very evidence of a miracle if you ask me.
The story gets even crazier....
So I go in that day telling them that I had a positive pregnancy test and they did a urine sample in office and told me it was negative. They also did an ultrasound and said, "See, there's nothing there." So I left the office that day so confused. I was told maybe I was ovulating or that the test was expired. She sent me over for blood work that afternoon, which I almost didn't even go because it was cold and rainy and I didn't really see the point. The next day, the nurse called me and said, "Well, God works in mysterious ways...."
YES He does. Isn't that amazing? The whole story still knocks me off my feet. I love that God took every explanation of how this could have happened out of the equation, and only HE remained. There is no credit that can be given to anyone else but Him. He has displayed His power among the people and over all the earth as far as I'm concerned. He is worthy to be praised!
P.S. My fertility meds are still sitting in my fridge... ; )
"Let him who boasts, boast in the Lord." I Corinthians 1:31
" Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly than all we ask or think,
according to the power at work within us." Ephesians 3:20