Madly in love but sadly infertile - Finally parents thanks to God above and the miracle of modern medicine!
Purpose of this Blog
I started this blog back in 2006, when I first began treatments for infertility. At that time, it had been three years since we had started trying to begin our family. Once treatments began, it became clear that infertility was not a quick detour on this road of life; rather, it's a journey.
But at the end of it all, when those beautiful children finally come into my life, I want them to know that they were loved years before they were mine.
So, I am writing this for me and for them. And if it allows you to peak into my world, then that's good too.
Jan 2002: Joined a trying-to-conceive online group
Aug 2003: Officially began TTC
April 2004: Got an ovulation kit
July 2004: Referral to Dr. Synn - Fertility Specialist
Sept 2004: Did a battery of fertility tests. All normal.
Oct 2006: Began blogging my fertility experiences
Oct 2006: 1st round of Clomid - BFN
Dec 2006: 2nd round of Clomid (with patches and progesterone) - BFN
Jan 2007: 3rd round of Clomid (with patches, progesterone, and IUI) - BFN
Feb 2007: 4th round of Clomid (with patches, progesterone, and IUI) - BFN
June 2007: Laparoscopic and Hysteroscopic Surgery - No endo found
July 2007: Repeated all fertility-related blood work. All numbers look perfect.
April 2008: First acupuncture appointment
May 2008: Thyroid panel testing - All normal
Sept 2008: Began sessions with a psychologist
Jan 2009: Started Treatment for Depression
Sept 2009: Repeated Bloodwork - Numbers still normal
Oct 2009: Back on the acupuncture bandwagon
Jan 2010: Another Break
March 2010: Fully weened off the antidepressants
May 2010: Back to the RE; Second HSG. Tubes all clear.
July 2010: 1st Medicated IUI Cycle with Follistim - BFN
Aug 2010: 2nd Medicated IUI Cycle with Follistim - First Ever BFP!!!
Sept 2010: Miscarriage at 5 weeks
Oct 2010: 3rd Medicated IUI Cycle with Follistim - BFN
Nov 2010: 4th Medicated IUI Cycle with Follistim - BFN
Jan 2011: 5th Medicated IUI Cycle with Follistim - BFP!
Oct 2011: FINALLY held our baby girl in our arms. Life is Good.
"You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove instead to be the greatest investment that you will ever make."-Gordon B Hinckley
Everywhere in nature we are taught the lessons of patience and waiting. We want things a long time before we get them, and the fact that we wanted them a long time makes them all the more precious when they come.
- Joseph F. Smith
Hope Springs Eternal
Faith in something greater than ourselves enables us to do what we have said we'll do, to press forward when we are tired or hurt or afraid, to keep going when the challenge seems overwhelming and the course is entirely uncertain.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
What we consistently desire, over time is what we we will eventually become and what we will receive in eternity.