About Me

(Older) 20-something. Does 4 years married still count as newlywed?

Stubborn should be my middle name; however, my mother saddled me with something more socially acceptable. I am steadfast, loyal, and honest to a fault. I find it nearly impossible to not say aloud what I am thinking (especially when alcohol is involved). My emotions are worn proudly on my sleeve. I battle anxiety everyday of my life, but I am learning to live with it and so are the people who love me. I am prone to fits of loud laughter, as well as episodes of darkness. On top of that, my husband and I are trying to make babies. It makes for an interesting combination, so take it for what you will.

And if you know me in real life then you should probably read this disclaimer: Addressing the Awkwardness

Our Journey Thus Far:

December 2010-December 2011: TTC on our own — 12 BFN

***July 2011: I got a positive urine pregnancy test after my period was 7 days late. By the time I got a blood test 3 days later, it was negative and I got my period the same day. No explanation as to what happened. Thinking, maybe chemical?

January 2012: Consultation with our RE

-Day three labs: perfect

– Ultrasounds  shows perfectly shaped and sized uterus and fallopian tubes

– BBT charts are textbook

– Monthly cycle is textbook. 28 day cycle, ovulation on day 14

– No health issues

– Diagnosis: Unexplained Infertility

February 2012:

-Husband’s sperm analysis is fantastic in every category.

– HSG test for me shows that my uterus is the perfect shape and size and my tubes are wide open.

March 2012:

– 50 mg of Clomid on CD 2 through 6

– Ultrasounds on CD 10 shows 4 follicles

– Ultrasound on CD 12 shows 4 mature follicles, locked and loaded, and a perfectly thick lining

– CD 12 bloodwork shows low FSH level (5.6 when it should be around 25) indicating that I might not ovulate on my own

– CD 12 HCG trigger shot to force ovulation

-Progesterone suppositories on CD 15-28

-BFN 😦

April 2012:

50 mg of Clomid on DC 2-6

-Ultrasound on CD 10 shows 4 follicles

-Ultrasounds on CD 11 shows 4 follicles. Two perfectly sized, one medium, and one small

-CD 10 and 11 fSH levels are low (6.5) indicating I may not ovulate on my own

-CD 11 HCG  trigger shot (Ovidrel)

-CD 13 IUI! –sonogram confirms 2 eggs ovualated, 56 million sperm count after washing

-Progesterone suppositories CD 14 through ?????

-BFN!

May 2012

Took a month off from treatments.

-Tried naturally.

-BFN

June 2012

50 mg of Clomid days 2-6

-Cycle Day 10 ultrasound shows three follicles

-Cycle Day 11 trigger shot (Ovidrel)

-Cycle Day 13 IUI #2. Sonogram shows two 21mm follicles definitely ovulated. One more 21mm follicle that would “most likely ovulate in the next 24 hours.” Husband sperm: 26 million after washing.

-Progesterone suppositories and one dose of baby aspirin on CD 14 (1PDO) through???

-BFN!

June/July 2012

-taking the month off from medications and interventions

-Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy scheduled for 6.27.2012

July 2012

-trying naturally. Failed

August 2012

-Femara (lowest dose) CD 2-6

-CD 10 ultrasound (8/18) shows “polycystic-like” ovaries. At least 20 cysts/follicles present, 6 of which measure large enough for possible maturation.

-BFN

September 2012

-Skipped entire cycle because I broke my foot and had to take Percocet for the pain.

-Found ureaplasma bacteria in vagina–10 day course of antibiotics

October 2012

-50 mg Clomid of CD 2-6

-4 follicles: 21, 21, 17, 17

-timed intercourse and 1 IUI

-progesterone during the 2ww

BFP!!! BFP!!!

9 Responses to “About Me”

  1. laughingpromises November 2, 2012 at 6:06 pm #

    Haha Jenn, I didn’t realise until writing the whole post that you’d already been nominated a few times for the Leibster blogger award, but I nominated you, too! I understand if you don’t want to participate a third time, but if you do, the post is up on my blog.
    laughingpromises.wordpress.com

  2. alie October 27, 2012 at 9:32 am #

    So, I just nominated you for a Liebster Award, but now that I’ve come here to comment and let you know I see that you’ve Been There/Done That twice already! So don’t feel like you have to answer questions again. Just smile and feel popular instead 🙂

    • Jenn October 27, 2012 at 10:41 am #

      Well, thank you 🙂

      Sent from my iPhone

  3. Lisa @ hapahopes June 21, 2012 at 8:47 pm #

    Good luck with the lap and hysteroscopy! I just had one a couple of weeks ago. I made it and you will too! 🙂

    • Jenn June 22, 2012 at 11:48 am #

      Thanks lady!

  4. Shelley April 20, 2012 at 12:22 pm #

    Crazy, your About page could be mine almost verbatim. The older 20-something, the married three years, the stubbornness, the brutal honesty, the anxiety, the unexplained IF… yeah, wow. Crazy.

    • Jenn April 20, 2012 at 12:24 pm #

      Glad to see we have so much in common! I’m definitely looking forward to getting to know you better. One can never have too many friends in this community 🙂

  5. babylopez8410 March 23, 2012 at 5:54 pm #

    Hi! I love your blog. So your one of the blogs I chose for the Liebster Blog Award.
    Check it out.
    http://babylopez8410.wordpress.com/

  6. K.Smitty November 23, 2011 at 6:20 pm #

    You’ve been nominated for the Leibster Blog award!!!

    http://kmsmitty.wordpress.com/2011/11/23/leibster/

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