(I really wanted to type "Februany". Effing Subway commercials...)
If you are visiting my humble piece of real estate on the intrawebs for the first time, welcome! My blog focus is centered on my ups and downs trying to achieve pregnancy (and to maintain it!). I do talk about other stuff some, like TV (mostly reality competition shows, like Project Runway, Face Off, Survivor, etc), my beautiful princess dog, shopping, whatever I feel like, etc.
Before I give the customary brief synopsis of our journey-to-parenthood thus far, I'm going to tell you a few random things about myself. Many of you "regulars" may not even know this stuff, so... enjoy!
- I play a lot of video games. Most recently I've played so much Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 that my wrist hurts. I tell people (that don't know about my addictions) that my wrist hurts because I'm on a computer all day for work (which I am...).
- I'm a graphic designer, but my dream is to someday open up my own restaurant with my mom and sister (who are both chefs).
- I can't live without my Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm. Honestly, I'm not even kidding. Things get really ugly, really fast when I'm somewhere without it.
- I have five tattoos. I love 3 1/2 of them. I hate one of them.
- Why is Pandora playing the Beatles right now?? No thanks! Thumbs down.
- I think I overuse the comma. If excessive punctuation bothers you, I apologize.
Ok, that's enough randomness.
Brief Synopsis of Our Journey-to-Parenthood Thus Far
My husband (Buster) and I were married in June of 2008. We had started NTNP about a year prior to our wedding. Nada. So, we visited an RE and had some testing done. Everything came back normal. We did an IUI. It failed. We decided to try (harder) naturally. I had a LEEP procedure. We then dove in head-first into medicated IUI cycles (4 1/2 to be exact... our last IUI was cancelled because I had eight mature follicles). All of the IUIs failed.
We started looking in to IVF. We didn't have the money to pursue. I was told of a magical place in NYC that does IVF for free (ok, it's not exactly like that... it's a clinical trial, but it feels magical. Like there should be unicorn and fairy doctors and rivers of chocolate in the waiting room).
In November of 2011, we had our first ever transfer (it was an FET - trial protocol). It worked! We were having a baby!! After a blissful 40 days filled of ultrasounds, pills (progesterone, estrogen, steroid), and injections (Lovenox), we received the bad news at our 9-week ultrasound that our little baby no longer had a heartbeat. Devastated doesn't begin to cover it.
I started off the New Year with awful news and a D&C. Last week I finally received the results from the testing after the D&C. Our little girl had Turner Syndrome.
And that brings us to now: waiting for my next AF. I will have blood work done on my next CD3, and if everything comes back normal, we will proceed with FET #2. And I am so ready for it.