I have been inspired by the camaraderie and support I have found reading fellow less-than-fertile's blogs, to document my increasingly long journey to have a second child. After our daughter's birth, we have had three miscarriages, discovered damaged fallopian tubes (who needs 'em anyway?) and are now, officially Infertile. I am currently waiting for another shot (no pun intended) at IVF (was canceled last month due to a stubborn, whore of a cyst) and am crossing fingers (and toes) to start stimming on March 6th. I never forget how lucky I am to have now 2 1/2 year-old A, and we cannot wait to grow our family.
My Rap Sheet
7/7/2006: Birth to healthy girl, A. Conceived with ease and blissful ignorance.
10/2007: Weaned A in an attempt to ovulate and try for #2
2/25/2008: Missed MC at 10 weeks, blighted ovum
6/18/2008: Missed MC at 9 weeks, Trisomy 18
6/2008: Extensive bloodwork reveals no known problems
7/2008: Start Clomid
10/2008: Fail post coital test, IUI #1, BFN
11/2008: Clomid/IUI #2, chemical pregnancy
12/2008: Decide to start IVF prep, HSG reveals tubes need to be removed (damaged from previous PID before A's birth)
12/30/2008: Double salpingectomy (fallopian tubes removed)
1/20/2009: Start Lupron for IVF, long Lupron protocol
1/29/2009: Suppression check finds HUGE cyst and high E2 (150), cycle postponed
2/7/2009: Cyst larger, E2 608 (!!!), Cycle cancelled
2/8/2009: Change protocol to Antagonist in March
2/12/2009: Start BCP
2/20/2009: Cyst shrinking, E2 down to 58... hoping with all hope to start on time
You may now consider yourself up to speed. I am looking forward to sharing the rest of this adventure with you (read: commiserating).