This has been a baby-filled week for me. First, on Monday, I got the pregnancy announcement I already mentioned, the one that said the expecting parents were "surprised." Then, Wednesday morning, I found out that a dear friend had given birth to her beautiful daughter. Finally, Friday I got a text saying that a good friend's soon-to-be adopted daughter had arrived in the world. For some reason, however, these constant reminders of babies didn't bother me so much this week. Maybe it's because the friend who gave birth has been so incredibly present and supportive during our struggles, and the couple who are adopting have gone through three years of trying to conceive themselves. But maybe it's due to the fact that I am feeling peace, and excitement, about moving on to IVF.
Our decision isn't technically official, but I am 99% sure that we are doing IVF in January. I talked to a patient coordinator at an IVF clinic a few hours away (a friend of a friend), and she assured me that she had never heard the theory about methotrexate causing miscarriages and that they allowed women to being trying again one cycle after a methotrexate shot. I am doing a phone consult with a regional clinic on Tuesday, then we are going to call our clinic Wednesday with our official decision. I know I will feel better once the decision has been made and am excited to move forward.