My Fertility Story

I am 33, love of my life is 39.  We are challenged with Male Infertility.

Growing up as a pseudo-only-child (my sisters were much older than me), I’ve always envisioned having a large family.  Well, as life happens, I found myself pregnant my senior year in high school with a beautiful baby boy.  A year later, we married and had a 2nd child.  Then we split.  While raising my 2 children, I finally got to the point where I could start taking charge, so to speak.  Instead of dealing with issues as they come, I could plan ahead, set goals, and accomplish them!  I met my other half 5 years ago and we married last year.  Right away we knew we wanted to start having children.. haha.. if it were only that easy.. Now over a year into it, the only thing planned about trying to have children is the schedule of medication, shots, and follow-up appointments.

Now with 2 healthy, happy teenage boys growing up so quickly, I’ve started to realize our big family will now have to include pets and shoes…

We are seeing a highly recommended RE in our location.  I have personally seen success stories among friends and coworkers.

Though we’re over a year into this, I still feel like I’m a newbie.  I don’t know all the acronyms and I don’t know all the terms.. But here’s a bit of what we’ve been through:

November 2011: First appointment, blood tests, HSG (cleared one tube), all normal, Femara + Timed Intercourse

December 2011: Femara + Timed Intercourse

Jan/Feb 2012: Femara + IUI

Feb/Mar 2012: Femara + IUI

Mar/Apr 2012: Femara + Timed Intercourse (Travelling)

Apr/May 2012: No Meds + IUI (Ovarian Cysts)

May 2012: Femara + IUI

June 2012: Femara + Ovidrel + IUI + Progesterone

July 2012: Femara + Ovidrel + IUI + Progesterone

August 2012: Birth Control (getting ready for IVF) bled ALL month

Aug/Sept 2012: Chinese Medicine + Prayer + Au Naturale

Sept/Oct 2012: First Modified Natural IVF (Fingers Crossed) Taking a break for the holiday season.

Jan 2014: After a year-long break, we’ve decided to give it another go. Final IVF Consultation/HSG

Feb 2014: Birth Control, Stims, Egg Retrieval 13 Eggs, 4 Frozen, no transfer, prep for FET

Apr 2014: FET (Transfer) BFP!

4 Comments

  1. Hey! I was reading my friend of a friends blog and thought of you! She has an ebook that I started to read and am going to get because its on sale until Thanksgiving… anyway it is her story with infertility and how God is working in her life. I thought you might want to check it out as she has been a great source of encouragement to me. Hope you like it!! Take care and have a very happy holiday taking a break and just being!
    http://natashametzler.com/2012/11/17/failed-adoptions-week-of-thanks/

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