TTC after 35

Silver linings and the little things.....

AF arrived today. This was great news as I was starting to worry after more than two months post BC with nothing. We had been TTC the whole time, and while I knew it was a long shot, somehow I was still holding out hope that maybe I had a fluke. Testing on Thanksgiving put a stop to that hope. I recently started ovulation testing and was a week past any TWW based on testing. For some reason the BFN really got to me. Maybe because it was the holiday, maybe it was being hormonal with AF on the way. Who knows, but I was sad. 

So the arrival of AF was a little thing that was the silver lining I needed, a chance to chart from the beginning. Hopeful again for this next cycle. 

Re: Silver linings and the little things.....

  • There are so many ups and downs on this journey! I'm glad you found your silver lining with AF's arrival. Here's to a fresh start!
  • At least now you know your cycle is getting back to normal! I feel you, it's both happy and disappointing at the same time but at least knowing when your CD1 was gives you a new beginning. I always like new beginnings :)
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  • Hooray for day 1!!!  Good luck with a fresh start!
    **child mentioned**
    Me(38)PCOS/Hypothyroid   DH(43)Low T/ED
    MMC at 10 weeks 03/2011 DD born 01/2012   TTC #2 since 04/2014
    BFP 8/26/2016

  • PiperellaPiperella member
    edited December 2015
    My silver lining has been day 1 many times in this journey. Here I am again trying to do the AF dance so I can get my IVF FET scheduled! Fx for all of us!
  • I finally ovulated!
    I'm not actually trying to get pregnant this cycle, but I'm waiting for the next cycle to start to I can start the IVF process.  I was worried that I was having an anovulatory cycle because my temps stayed low.  Finally, on CD 22, the temps shot up and stayed up!  So my period might be a smidge late (I have short luteal phases sometimes when not medicated, so maybe not), but at least the gears are still turning, and I'm not likely to have a million day cycle.

    So this little egg went nowhere, but I'm glad it finally popped out, and got me on track for the (very scary) next step.
    Me- 39 (turning 40 in April), TTC for the first time ever (since Jan 2015), low ovarian reserve
    Married 3/14/14 to my wonderful wife, but her sperm count is rather low
    TTC with frozen donor sperm and science

    7 IUIs, 7 BFNs.
    2 IVF attempts, both cancelled and converted to IUI, both BFNs.
    Decided that my tired old ovaries are ready to retire.
    Next step- reciprocal IVF, using my wife's eggs, my uterus!  
    fresh 5 day transfer (2 embryos) 4/17/17- BFP! 
    Identical twins "due" 1/2/17 (but anticipated arrival sometime December)

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