Saturday, January 21, 2012

it's that time!

It's ICLW time once again! I have participated a number of times, but I am particularly excited this month because I actually have the time to post and to read/comment on other blogs. I really feel the need to get introduced to some new blogs and also to increase the number of posts I put out on a monthly basis, so this should really help with that.

If you're here for the first time: Welcome! If you're a regular visitor, I'm glad to have you back :). I don't want to rehash my whole IF/TTC timeline here, but there are some "highlights" I'd like to share. My hubby (MBL) and I have been happily married for a little over three years. We were TTC that entire time and got pregnant on our 21st month after IVF #2. I was extraordinarily lucky and had a (mostly) easy pregnancy followed by a surprise C-section (due to our DD being breech). Our daughter, Piper, is almost 8 months old and we are back at it trying to conceive #2. We had our first IUI on Monday and are now in the TWW. I'm not too hopeful as our post freeze/thaw/wash count was only 1.5 million, but I had three good eggies, so I guess anything is possible! I am 26 and MBL is going to be 35. Our original diagnosis was male factor (low count and morphology), but his last analysis yielded 96 million motile swimmers! After our two IVFs, we think there *may* be an issue with my eggs... My AMH is on the low end of normal and my most recent antral follicle count (AFC) came in at 11 when it was 26 a year and a half ago. We are hopeful that we will be able to conceive again, but our doc has told us we shouldn't waste time. We are going to try one more IUI and then try on our own until May/June at which point we will do IVF again.

To be honest, we want 2-3 more children. I hate writing that because it feels so greedy, but that's the truth. I used to say that if it took IVF to get pregnant again, then we would stop at two, but I've changed my tune. My daughter is just the absolute light of my life and I cannot wait to do this whole thing all over again (and again and again).

Come back tomorrow for a post all about what IF has given me and why some people just irk the crap out of me!


  1. Wishing you the best with your IUI! Looking forward to reading your next post!!

  2. I don't think it's greedy at all to want 2 or 3. We want 3, and we haven't even made it to one yet!

  3. Fingers crossed for a big fat BFP for you! I don't think it's selfish to say you want 2-3 kids, at all! We all deserve to mother as many as we want :) I hope all your wishes come true :) I'll be following!