ICLW is the type of monthly visitor that I do not mind :)! I am excited to participate again and I look forward to getting to know some new people/blogs.
A brief introduction to my story:
-my husband (MBL) and I decided to start TTC as soon as we got married in December of 2008. I was 23 at the time and MBL was 31. We were certain we would come back from our honeymoon with a lasting souvenir, but instead we got our first of many BFNs.
-I began thinking there we had a problem about 5-6 months into our journey. I was ovulating like clockwork and month after month of perfectly timed BDing gave us nothing but a collection of negative pee sticks.
-We had several sperm analysis' done and they showed us that we were dealing with low count and poor morphology. We started IUIs in July of 2009.
-Three IUIs with clomi.d later we were still not pregnant. I had a lap which showed mild endo (one adhesion). We decided to then go down the IVF road hoping our first try would yield success.
-IVF #1 took place in December of 2009. We got the news of our BFN on New Years Eve.
-MBL went through varicocele surgery in March 2010 and we restarted clomi.d plus IUIs in May. We did two rounds before moving on to IVF again.
-IVF #2 started in July 2010. We went the shared risk route (up to 3 fresh IVFs and a take home baby or an 80% refund). Well, the risk ended up being on us because on September 13, 2010 we got the official news that we were pregnant!! We still can't believe IVF worked!
-We are due May 23, 2011 with a baby girl.
I am thankful every day for the baby in my belly and will never forget what we went through to get here. I think of my IF sisters daily and pray that you all get your BFPs (or whatever it is you desire...referral, donor match, etc.) soon!