Hey everyone! I'm so glad you're here. You can read our complete story here but I will give you a quick run down. I'm Rochelle and my husband is Matt. We got married May 17th of 2007 and have been trying to have a baby ever since. We did manage to get pregnant in the summer of 2008 but I miscarried right around 12 weeks. We haven't even had the slightest little bit of pregnancy ever since and have been stuck in the unexplained fertility category for that whole time. We have done 8 rounds of Clomid between 50 and 100mg over the last year with no luck. I finally had a laproscopy and hysteroscopy done this last Thursday which uncovered endometriosis between stage 1 and 2. The good news is that my tubes are nice and clear, my uterus is where it is supposed to be, and we finally have some where to start when it comes to getting a little bio baby. I am so very sore today and still having a lot of shoulder pain from all the gas used to distend my abdomen for easier viewing. I probably over did it the last two days with school and then walking around the farmer's market with the hubz this morning.
I graduate nursing school is 21 days! That will also be the day that Matt and I finally say vows to one another in front of our friends and family. I have a few different jobs right now that I will likely keep after graduation so that I don't have to get a nursing job that my heart isn't into. I work as a nanny a few days a week to an adorable little boy who will be 4 this summer. I can't believe how special our bond is and that it has been almost 3 years that I have been watching him. I wait tables on Sundays at Dixie Cafe which is about all the waitressing I could handle right now. And then I have my true passion work as a birth doula. I know it seems almost masochistic that I'm an infertile who surrounds herself with pregnant women but it's something I just can't imagine ever giving up. My summer is quickly filling up with births and I am excited to watch my business grow. I will be jumping right back into school in August to finish some classes I will need to get into a program to complete my bachelor's degree in nursing so that I can jump into a nurse midwifery program.
So please stick around and help keep me comfortable over these next few months where I will probably be on suppression drugs to try and get the endo to calm down a bit before we see what else we can afford to do.