Monday, April 21, 2014

Our first appointment on our journey to fertility

After going to our very first appointment today, I can say, I am not so sure what I thought it would be like! Even after speaking to many friends, who too have gone through the process, but today was a delightful surprise.


When we arrived, the place was hopping! Crazy crazy busy. Granted there were two offices in the same "office" but I was pleasantly surprised to find all the mothers to be in the waiting room! 

Not knowing what exactly I was supposed to do, as there was not a blatant sign that said "Check-In Here" I walked up to the counter and immediately a huge smile came across my face. The lady greeting me was excited to see me! She didn't know who I was or anything about me but she welcomed me, and it felt amazing.

After being checked in, Jamie, Angela, and I say waiting. Being as impatient as I am, I may or may not have asked if the Dr. was running on time to which she was! 

Once I was called back they immediately took my blood pressure. It was high, and the nurses assistant said "I'm sure once you talk to the Dr. it will go down significantly!"  She gets me, totally ok with that! {hah}

After we were lead in to our room, a resident nursing student came in, {as I opted to allow them to be apart of this as well considering my situation is very unique, and I want to help them learn} she asked a couple of questions, and the question pertaining to Madilyne. "Oh wow! She's what, 10 now?" {deep breaths}.. I looked at Jamie and looked at Angela and spoke very quietly.. Not because it bothers me to speak about what happened to Madilyne, but I wanted to let the news flow as light as possible, no to scare the nursing assistant. "Madilyne would be 10, but she was murdered by a licensed day care provider at the age of 10 months."  She gasped, took a couple of deep breaths and said she was sorry of course. Very sweet girl, I hope she is there for every appointment.

Soon after the nursing assistant left the dr came in.  She overloaded us {totally welcomed} with information, and how the process would go.  This first initial appointment was to get the blood work accomplished.  

What I love about the Dr. we have chosen is, she is very confident with being able to help us conceive. And soon!  She thinks she can have this accomplished in 3 months.  Jamie and I welcomed her no bullshit approach, because all we have been given over the past 2 years has been bullshit.  She was extremely passionate, caring, and assured me NO patient of hers will ever be refused treatment.  She believes in using all of our options and getting to the ultimate goal.  {Love her!}

Shortly after speaking with her I went down for my blood work.  9/10 tubes of blood were drawn, and thanks to My dear friend Mindy I learned to ask for butterfly needles and it made the process so much more enjoyable! {as enjoyable as giving that much blood can be!}



Then came Jamie's test. The only thing I will say publicly about his test is that it was the most embarrassing thing for him and 6 hours later his face is STILL red!

Through the process I was talking to L, our surrogate, and BFF, and she asked me to take a selfie in the dr office, and this was right before the dr came in, so here's a chuckle for you!


Those are real emotions people! I slept nada last night and the excitement {anxiety} was overwhelming me! :)

We are well on our way to welcome baby Puckett in our hearts and lives!!! Please lift our tests up to God and pray over them and all those that look at them!! 💛

Our next appointment is scheduled for May 20th at 845am, however we should have all the test results back within two weeks. Our next appointment is to figure out our plan of action and get going! :). Exciting times!!

Love you all!
Jamie and Rachel

13 comments:

  1. Cant wait to continue following you and jamie on your journey thru life and creating a new one!

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    1. Thank you so much Melissa!! Love you!

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  2. So so excited!!!!! I am pleased to hear how well it went for you and Jamie!!! Much love to you both!!! (And future baby P)

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    1. You have always been one of our biggest cheerleaders! Thank you Ginger! 💛

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  3. Yay!!! So excited to read this!!!! Prayers for you all, as always!!

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  4. So so so excited to watch and read my way through this with you guys...sending love and prayers!!!

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  5. I had the BIGGEST smile ever reading this!!!!! your dr is determined.....as well as you two are!! THERE IS NO STOPPING YOU NOW! and I have to admit.....I have been waiting ever so patiently to see you on this journey!! I LOVE YOU SO SO SO MUCH RACHEL!!! peace love happiness....and BABIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. Prayers said and fingers crossed. Best of luck Rachel and Jamie.

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  7. I'm confused, I thought you were going down the adoption route?!?!?! I need to reread your previous posts!

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    1. Hey Steph! We are going to adopt, however the Mr. Preferred to try for our own first :) I know we've probably confused several, but we have to follow the calling of our hearts!

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    2. Ah ok, I thought I'd made it up for a second. adopting will be so rewarding. Best wishes x

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  8. My fingers and toes are crossed for you! xxx

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  9. This post put some pep in my step! Love how positive you are. We're thinking of you guys!!! <3

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