Thank you for stopping by my blog! This is my second time participating in ICLW. I met so many awesome fellow bloggers last month, and I'm really excited to meet some new bloggy friends. Here is the cliff notes version of our story so far and my blog:
Husband and I started TTC in the Autumn of 2011. We had a few false starts, but as I work in women's healthcare, I figured it would happen quickly as I 'know what I am doing'. After only a few months, I became impatient and started using Clomid -still no success. In the meantime, my childhood BFF, Myrtle, practically conceived on her honeymoon and my cousin had a spontaneous pregnancy at the age of 41 while she was "relaxed" in Hawaii. Myrtle is the typical well meaning friend who tries to be supportive, but says all the wrong things. While my cousin, now a two time infertility survivor, forgets what it is like to be in those shoes. There are many posts that address my attempts to cope with their pregnancies, while struggling to achieve one of my own. So why can't the one in ob/gyn get herself knocked up? We discovered that my Husband has moderate male factor infertility and my ovaries are inconsiderate, inconsistent little bitches, who take pleasure in keeping up guessing. He's got limited bullets and I'm a moving target. We met with the reproductive specialists last summer and were encouraged when Husband was noted to have mild hypogonadism and was started on Clomid, with the hope of increasing his count. I kept joking that he was going to ovulate, but he didn't and unfortunately his count was only slightly improved. We received the verdict that we would most likely need IVF -possibly with ICSI, but could give IUI a good faith try for a few cycles. The day before I was scheduled to start our IUI cycle, I got a BFP. Yes, we were one of those stories you hear about. Unfortunately, I miscarried when I was six weeks along. There are many posts that address that event, as writing in this blog really helped me get though that difficult time. Logistics have prevented us from trying for a spontaneous conception in the few months following my miscarriage, so we're anxious to start IUI in February or March. We're planning to do 3-4 cycles of IUI, and if they don't work, will start the IVF process in Autumn after taking a few months to pause and see if we have the miracle conception that lets us avoid IVF. We're going to Hawaii in September (albeit with my parents and in-laws...), but everyone seems to be telling me it will happen there. I mean, no one is infertile in Hawaii -right?