Hello everyone :-)
Thought I would introduce myself . . . my husband and I have been together for 10+ years . . .married since last April. We decided this past summer to start on the ttc journey. First thing we did was get checked out . . I had an hsg and he had a sperm test . . . all came back fine. been taking prenatal vit since the summer . . . lost 50+ lbs this past year so am at a very healthy weight . . . been doing all the things we should . . .
So far I have read a few books on the subject, we started with trying to track ovulation with those strips from drugstore but was not successful . . . tried to track my bbt but kept forgetting to write it down or take my temp . . checked cervical mucus but could not figure that out - and the cervical position oh my! could not figure that out for sure! . . . read the take charge of your fertility book and was confused by most of it . . .then we tried digital cb fertility monitor but I could super frustrated that I never saw the dang smiley face . . . so we upgraded to cb digital fertility monitor . . . last cycle of using it I found that it was high fertility for over 16 days without a peak reading . . . super frustrating . . .
. . . finally I am on vacation for a week and a half. . . taking daily readings with cb fertility monitor and FINALLY saw the peak / egg yesterday morning at CD 12 . . . double checked with digital monitor and viola! -- smiley face! today CD 13 - same thing. And here I was starting to think maybe I did not ovulate. haha
We baby danced yesterday . . and today 2x :-) because we were just having fun . . . planning to go again tomorrow . . . read about this smep method . . . sounds like a plan so I guess I will skip a day then go again once more
after several months of this madness I am overjoyed to find out I might actually ovulate normally . . . and that I may have actually figured out what works for this . . . what a journey so far it has been!
ME (36) DH (43)
Cycle #1 (May 20 with obgyn) Chlomid 50mg CD 3-7 – BFN FSH 3.4 / LH 6.95/Prolactin 8.0 “PCOS”?
HSG – no blockage SA – high volume “low motility”
Cycle#2 (June 20 with RE) Provera to start cycle u/s showed 18mm cyst – benched / birth control
AMH 0.39 “diminished ovarian reserve” – RE ruled out PCOS
Cycle #3 (July 13 with RE) Letrozole 7.5 for CD 3-12 – “slow follicle development”– TIC – BFN
Cycle #4 (Aug 15 with RE) Cysts at baseline – benched / birth control . . .came back Sept 4 no cysts
. . . decided to seek out 2nd opinion . ..
Cycle #5 (Sept 12 with new RE) Letrozole 10 mg CD 2 – 11, good follicle development at day 12 Left (25mm) & Right (14mm) took HCG trigger then IUI Sept 25 . . . Progesterone 20 / Estradiol 12 . . . BFN
Cycle#6 (Oct 14 with RE) Letrozone 10 mg CD 3-6 Menopur CD 7-10, CD 12 trans u/s showed 4 follicles developing with "triple stripe" uterine lining took HCG trigger then IUI October 28 (SA count 22 with 91% motility). . . . Progesterone 35 . . . BFP 11/13 . . . 1st beta 322 . . . 2nd beta 788!! 1st ultrasound will be Dec. 2!