I know I have been occasionally posting here from PAIF and then I have disappeared a bit with postpartum haze but I thought I would officially intro over here for those that don't know me.
We started ttc knowing we might face some challenges based on DH's medical history. We confirmed azoospermia a few months later and he spent almost a year on hCG and FSH injections before we got any sperm. We tried IVF last April but got cancelled preER because I didn't respond to stims (can't believe how much of a baby i was for those 9 days when DH took the same stuff for over a year...). I was put on DHEA and the plan was to try IVF again in Aug 2012 but in June I got a surprise BFP. We assume DH's sperm counts must have continued to rise on the injects.
My PG was fairly uncomplicated and we were team green. Baby boy was born at 41w2d (being post dates was excruciating!!) after induction at 8lbs 1oz. I have struggled with breastfeeding so far but I am still at it and I think he just had a growth spurt the last few days. DH is currently sick with his third cold in 2 weeks and that has been really hard. My mum was here for 2 weeks and now my in laws are as I prepare for the first part of the biggest set of exams of my life next week. I have been getting minimal studying done and am having meltdowns on a daily basis as a result. I suspect I have some ppd but my appointment with mental health isn't until May.
We have some sperm frozen and our hope is to try for number 2 with ICSI before we have to move across the country in about 9 months but we will see what my OB and RE say about that. There is no way we can afford to have DH back on injects again so that is a limiting factor. Right now I don't want to think about being PG so soon again but realistically it may be our only shot at a second bio child.
Anyway, thanks for reading this far. This post ended up being a lot longer than i expected! Lots of you have been tremendous support to me in the last year and I look forward to trying to repay the favour on this side of things. Happy Easter!
Me: 31 DH: 29
TTC since 09/10; azoospermia Dx 12/10
Found sperm! 12/11 after 10 months of FSH and hCG injections
IVF #1 04/12 - cancelled (poor response and new Dx of DOR)
Surprise BFP on DHEA 06/27, Beta #1 1718 06/28!!!!
Baby boy arrived March 11, 2013
IVF/ICSI on DHEA 10/13 - 8R, 3M, 1F. Polypectomy 11/13.
No further plans for TTC