a tale of an infertile with a useless pair of ovaries, but Follistim worked and now we have Twins
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Time moves... Oh so slowly
I have had numerous "How did it go?" and "what now?" comments on how the IUI went and the obvious- when can I test to see if I am pregnant. So here goes...
The IUI was pretty uneventful for me- took like maybe 20 seconds- the prep time is the longest part. Poor Bobby, he had the hardest part. But he managed to survive. Dr. Never Smiles did the procedure and that makes me happy as I don't think it is right to get pregnant without her. After all she is my dr and knows her shit. She asked me if I was prepared for the side effect- which is getting pregnant! Well I WANT that side effect!! She made me laugh!!
So now we wait... I was given the instructions to start my progesterone tonight and I can test on the 17th of November. Well, I will actually test on the 16th as that is a Sunday and I will need time to either be ecstatic or have my pity party. So that's it. The 2 week wait (2ww) begins. This is the most difficult part of the whole cycle... waiting. As you know I am not very patient... so this is the hardest part for me. Also the progesterone plays a game with me... gives me all kinds of pregnancy symptoms. I now know to ignore anything I "feel" during the 2ww.
I do appreciate all the prayers and support from everyone. I can use the support of my friends, especially when dealing with infertility and the crazy ups and downs that I have been going through for months. Thanks so much!
I am 35 years old. I am married to the most wonderful man in the world, Bobby. We have been married for 6 years and tried to conceive for 20 months (18 cycles). We are smitten with our 2 beautiful girls!
June 2006- Nah... let's wait one more year to try to have kids. Ahhh our ignorant bliss!!
April 2007- Came off bc pills- Holy crap, what are we thinking??
June 2007- Ok, school is out, now let's 'really' try
August 2007- I got a positive HPT (home pregnancy test) YAY!!
September 2007- 1st OB appt got a pic of my 'blob'
October 2007- 2nd OB appt- u/s no heartbeat- opt for a D&C (15th)
November 2007- Dr says ok to ttc again- Thanksgiving got BFP (big fat positive) on an hpt, you're going to m/c AGAIN call from the dr's office
December 2007- D&C for m/c #2 dr gives us the green light to ttc again, tells us we have "bad luck"
February 2008- dr does u/s, holy shit I have PCOS and a reason for the m/cs!! Start Metformin and dr says to lose weight on a low carb diet! South Beach started (2-24)!
March 2008- Clomid round 1 , also got the CBE fertiltiy monitor, got a "peak reading" BFN (big fat negative) lost 11 lbs first 2 weeks on South Beach
April 2008- Round 2 of Clomid- no peak reading, lost 26 lbs so far
May 2008- U/S shows BIG cyst from Clomid- no clomid for me and no AF either until it goes away- pissed and I hate my body, lost 35 lbs
June 2008- decided enough was enough- going to Jones Institute- they'll get me pregnant! no meds this cycle, just had fun and enjoyed being with my husband, started Acupuncture too, lost 38 lbs
July 2008- AF show in time for Jones consult and it was the perfect day to get bloodwork started and they said go ahead and take some more Clomid- if not pregnant it is time to do more tests on you and check Bobby, 6 follicles and 1st Ovideral shot
August 2008- BFN- HSG for me (all clear) and a SA on Bobby ("normal") more Clomid, lost 43 lbs total
September 2008- U/S revealed 3 eggs- ready for IUI- gave myself my first HCG trigger!! BFN!! 46 lbs lost total!!! HSG revealed asymmetrical uterus/fibroids, Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy schduled for Oct, back on bc pills
October 2008- Laparoscopy/Hysteroscopy done- small fibroid/ 3 spots of Endometriosis removed- 10/24 Follistim/Ganirelix study started 75 units of Follistim, 48 lbs lost total!
November 2008- u/s 3 mature follies, BFN, 50 lbs total