(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
-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.
– 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
–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 ?????
–Took a month off from treatments.
–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???
-taking the month off from medications and interventions
-Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy scheduled for 6.27.2012
-trying naturally. Failed
-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.
-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
-50 mg Clomid of CD 2-6
-4 follicles: 21, 21, 17, 17
-timed intercourse and 1 IUI
-progesterone during the 2ww