Today I turn 35. I remember sitting at the Cheesecake Factory on my 30th birthday, I was away at grad school on that particular day. I remember watching a father wheeling his baby in a stroller outside and realizing that day that I was ready for babies. I went home and looked at The Nest Babies on the Brain board and quickly learned that I had 5 good years of fertility left (or so I thought). As long as I was under 35, things should be easy.
That was 5 years, one miserable divorce, one wonderful remarriage and $40,000 of IF treatments ago. I can't help but feel like today some tipping point in my life occurred and my fertility is now sliding away at an accelerated rate. Do I have to switch over to the TTC after 35 board now? Should I switch from my regular PNV to some older woman brand? When I read all of the statistics for my RE, they're grouped by ages...and I am now in the older category.
I'm up for FET #1 next month, and I know I should be grateful for my high AMH and low FSH, DH's awesome SA, and the best and strongest marriage I could have ever hoped for. I guess there is no real meaning to this post...just wondering how anyone else handled a milestone birthday.
Me- 35 Dx endo; DH- 33 no probs.
BFP#1 (totally a wonderful surprise)- 3/10/11. IUFD 6/25/11.
TTC since 8/2011.
BFP#2- 11/1/11. EDD 7/6/12. Blighted ovum 12/1/11.
New OBGYN 12/2012- CD3 labs, SA, HSG normal.
First RE appt 1/16/2013. Unexplained infertility. Lap planned.
12/2012- Clomid 50mg + TI= BFN
1/2013- Clomid 50mg + TI= BFN.
Lap 2/11/2013- Removed endo.
3/2013- Clomid + IUI= BFN
4/2013- Clomid + IUI= BFN
5/2013- Clomid + IUI= BFN
June 2013- Time for a new RE!
July 2013- We're in Shared Risk! Love my new RE!
August 2013- IVF#1- 14 R, 11F, transferred 1 perfect blast, 5 day 5 frosties= BFN.
Sept 2013- Let's get ready for FET October 7th ish!< transfer 2 embies 10/11/13.......BFP 10/18/13!!!!/div>
PAIF/SAIF and everyone is welcome. If I can make even one person's journey less painful, I will consider my experience here successful. Thank you to all for sharing their stories, the intimate details of their lives, their knowledge, and their hearts. I hope this experience changes me, always for the better.