Saturday, January 22, 2011

brief ICLW welcome post!

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!


  1. Congratulations on your pregnancy! May is a wonderful month to have a baby. :)

  2. Stopping by from ICLW :)

    Congrats on your pregnancy! Isn't it amazing the different paths that we all have been down to achieve the final goal? So glad IVF worked for you!

    You're in my thoughts and prayers for a continued successful pregnancy!

  3. Happy ICLW! Congrats on your little one!

  4. Congratulations on your pregnancy and happy ICLW!

  5. Stopping by from ICLW - congratulations! Too bad about the risk pool, but better to lose money and gain a baby than vice versa.