08.01-05.07 - To hell with it, I resigned to not getting my BFP. Stopped all charting, planning, OPK. Sometime during this I remember a particularly difficult AF which now I think may have been m/c, but I will never know.
06.07 - Back to TTC and new Dr
08.07 - HSG normal, SA normal, U/S shows a small fibroid "nothing to worry about"
09.07 - Referred to RE, more tests...
10.07-01.08 - 3 Clomid cycles - no response
02.08 - Follistim injections IUI #1 BFN
05.08 - Follistim injections IUI #2 BFN
08.08 - Follistim injections IUI #3 BFN
09.08 - Decide to wait until after holidays for IVF
02.09 - First pre-IVF cycle - fibroid has doubled in size
03.11.09 - myomectomy to remove fibroid IVF CANCELLED
I must be super tasty, last night I woke up at 2am scratching my arm and my hand. I have got bites all over me.. I practically bathe in hydrocortisone and pop benadryl* like it's candy...
On the bright side I am doing my IUI tomorrow. Bad thing is I am going it alone, my husband will drop off his, um, stuff and then has to go to work. Booooooo.....
I just want to get this cycle over with so that I can get on to the more aggressive stuff....
I found out yesterday one of my favorite bands is playing here in Portland in October... Yes, it's the Irish punk band we all know and love, Flogging Molly! Hopefully I will be knocked up and won't be able to go ;-)
*Yes, benadryl is ok to take while TTC... I checked.
IVF stands for "In-Vitro Fertilization"... Basically, a test tube baby. Or two.
I am actually pretty confident that this will work. I don't think the Follistim will, but what the hell, might as well use it if I've got it, right?
The thing I am most worried about is the cost. We are basically putting all of our eggs into one basket (get it?!) and my doctor will freeze any unused embryos* (baby-cicles) to use later.
That aside... My dear sweet husband and I have FINALLY agreed on a couple of names (for now!) For a boy we like Dexter David Tudor Jones, and a girl Daphne Anne Amador Jones. So if we have both they will be Dex and Daph. Too cutesy? The middle names are family names, they ain't goin' nowhere...
* My husband says if we use any of the frozen ones they must be named after OTTER POPS such as Poncho Punch, Lil' Orphan Orange, or my personal favorite, Strawberry Short-kook.
After all of the rants I have had recently, I decided to post nothing but RAVES:
An END with my Wamu bank relationship (It's not you, it's me!) and the beginning of a beaufitul new relationship with a new smaller bank.
A PLAN at said bank to get money situation all in order... which means no more starbucks for me, but eh, whateve, I can live with that!
My new doctor is actually quite fabulous. He has an excellent patient manner, very caring, and we also have devised a plan for me and DH! WooHOO! this means one more round of injections (16% live birth rate) to IVF in September (a whopping 68% live birth rate!). Plus my embryos can be frozen in case it doesn't work and for more kids down the line :-)
My store.... I am getting rave reviews of it from clients and other managers, PLUS I am killing my sales plan... HeLLO BONUS (which will go straight into my savings, of course!)