I've been posting on the IF board for about 3 months now and I just realized that there was a Secondary IF Board! I'm so glad I found you ladies - and I feel like a complete idiot posting on IF - even though I added a ticker warning - I would feel really bad if I hurt anyone.
A little info about me: I'm 41, as is DH. We've been married 9 years (in May). We are the proud parents of a 2 yo DD - a.k.a. Pip. We are also the parents of our DS - Ace - he was stillborn at 30w6d due to a cord accident - and he would have been 4 yo this July. We were able to conceive after the first try with Ace and on cycle 6 with Pip - but we've been trying since August 2012 and haven't been able to get a sticky baby. I had one C/P last February - but that's the closest we've gotten. Finally, in July we decided to reach out for help and we started going to CCRM (in Denver) - which is really convenient - it's about 20 minutes from the house and 5 mins from work.
They basically told me that my FSH (12~something) & Estrodiol is high. My AMH (.52) and resting follicle count (9) is low. DH is a rockstar in the sperm department - so yeah, it's me and my old eggs that are holding us back. I had a septoplasty in September and then we did IUI in November - BFN. They wanted me to do another IUI in December, but I skipped it - I wanted to enjoy the holidays then refocus in the New Year. So, we started with IVF#1 in January. I began my pre-sim meds on 1/21 - estrace (2 mg - 30 days), Testosterone(1.25 ml - cd4-30), Prometrium (200 mg - 2xday - cd-21-30) - and my last dose was last Monday. I started spotting very lightly on Saturday & it continues today - but seriously - it is SO light. (Like when you get your annual exam and the CM is a little pink.) The ART nurse says that it should be a full flow, so I just need to be patient. Seriously? I have never had to wait this long for AF - this is the longest cycle I've ever had (longest ever was 32 days) - I'm usually like clockwork (27-29 days).
Once stimming begins, you can see my treatment in my siggy. I'm really excited to begin - but nervous at the same time. This will be our one and only IVF cycle. DH and I decided that we've been holding up our lives too long in the pursuit of a sib for Pip - and if this works it will be awesome, but if not - we will just move on with the business of living. Chances are pretty good that we'll come up empty - but I would like to know that we did everything we could and not be left wondering "what if?". Whew! That's a lot of info - so sorry and thank you for reading! I wish the best for everyone, I look forward to meeting everyone - and good luck on all of your cycles!
Me: 27 DH: 33
Conceived DS after 4 years of MFI
TTC # 2 (not trying,not preventing ever)
May 2013 - August 2013 Timed Intercourse = BFN
September 2013 Timed Intercourse, Weekly Acupuncture, Herbs=BFN
October 2013 Timed Intercourse, Weekly Acupuncture, Herbs, and "warming foods" = BFP
Beta #1 19, Beta #2 18 Progesterone 4.6 Miscarried 11/9/13
November 2013 - Benched, waiting for first post-loss AF.
No longer benched per New RE/OB!
Jan. 15 2014 - BFP. HCG 3900 - Ectopic
Jan. 16 2014 Left tube removed and D&C
March 2, 2014 First AF
BFP #1 12.24.07 - DD born @ 39w1d on 08.26.08
BFP #2 08.04.11 - DD born still @ 37w3d on 03.25.12
TTC #3 since May 2012
BFP #3 12.29.12 - CP @ 4w2d on 01.02.13
BFP #4 10.17.13 - CP @ 4w2d on 10.23.13
BFP #5 04.06.14 - MMC 05.07.14
No longer trying to conceive.
June 2010- MFI. BS. IVF! Ectopic. BS.
November 2010- FAILED FET! BS!
January 2011- BFP FET! TWINS! February 2011- lost twin. BS.
SEPTEMBER 2011- DD Born! Most awesome girl in the world!
November 2013- FAILED FET! BS! (screw you November FETs)
April Fresh Cycle, FAILED. Frozen embryos frozen for future FETs.
FROZEN CYCLE JUNE! BFP
BABY BOY VINCENT!
We can't wait to meet you!
Conception: Potato Love!
Rainbow Surprise Baby due 05/26/2017
Thanks everyone for the warm welcome! I look forward to meeting all of you
@lucky7wife - I don't know - but probably not. Honestly, I'd actually be stunned if we get any viable blasts at all - I just don't think my egg quality is where it needs to be.
TTC #2 since 6/2010
10/2012 DH diagnosed with Epilepsy
A few failed IUIs summer 2012 and 2013.
DH taking clomid and waiting to see if he needs another vericocele repair.
Hoping for a 2015 baby or babies.
Wishing, hoping, waiting.
As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was going to happen - Winnie the Pooh
Pregnancy 1- EDD 11/21/10 NMC @ 6 weeks
Pregnancy 2 - Rainbow DS born 1/15/11
Pregnancy 3 - EDD 5/2/14 NMC @ 6 weeks 9/4/13
Pregnancy 4 - EDD 6/11/14 BO @ 9 weeks D&C 11/8/13
AF arrived 12/18/13
BENCH IS BURNED 2/2014
TTA until May/June
WOW!!! I'm pregnant!!! BFP 6/8/14 Rainbow on the way EDD 2/14/15
Winnie the Pooh