Our first IVF/ICSI cycle in May 2009 was a bust. We had 21 eggs retrieved and 20 fertilized. 2 blasts were transferred on Day 5 and 2 blasts were frozen on Day 6. Coming in June/July 2009...FET with the second-best embryos (because who doesn't like to be the second choice?). Can you feel my excitement?
We met and fell in love...little did we know of our life adventures to come. Read "Happy Anniversary" to learn how we met. Then read "We'll Always Have Paris" to learn how we fell in love.
We get married on September 21, 2002. Before getting married D tells me quite clearly he never wants children. I decide I can live with that, considering I was quite ambivalent myself at that stage in life.
I turn 30. Biological clock activates. We re-discuss the 'children' issue. D is open to discussion, but now is not the right time. He is in school. I am in school. Drop it.
We decide we're going to have kids. I'll finish Grad school next year--so we get started with the trying. I'm sure I'm already pregnant this month. Buy lots and lots of pregnancy books to tide me over for the next 9 months. Plan nursery. Strategize about daycare arrangements.
I'm sure this is just a fluke. Put away pregnancy books. Buy 'How to Get Pregnant' books. Start BBT monitoring. OPKs. I must not be 'relaxed' enough.
I graduate with my Master's Degree of Science in Nursing. Put away 'How to Get Pregnant' books. Buy 'Infertility' books. Maybe I'm just slow. Just in case I make an appointment to see my NP in July--but I'm sure I'll get pregnant before then.
I prepare to leave the land of TTC and enter into the world of FTC (failure to conceive). Read 'Scared Kitty' for my last post before I lost my fertility virginity and stepped into the stirrups for infertilty for the first time.
My NP tells me I'm not 21 Anymore, but nonetheless schedules me for an Infertilty Consult.
We have our initial consult for our officially diagnosed infertility. Ob/Gyn explains the statistics of pregnancy in 'Rollin' Sixes'. This month D gives his first Semen Analysis, which was really more of a Semen Fiasco.
Read about our SA and HSG in 'Piece of Cake/Piece of Poop'
- HSG: Normal
- SA: 1.5 million/ml, 22% motile, Morphology: 0%
- US: Normal
Urology Consult: 'And the Urologist Says....'
RE Consult: 'Could you REpeat that?'
- Y Chromosome: Normal <-'Y Not?'
- Karyotype: Normal <-'It's a Boy'
- 2-Hour GTT: Normal
- Repeat SA 0.2million/ml, Morphology 1%
Approved for IVF/ICSI (Woooooosh!)...but waiting until Spring 2009.
- 21 eggs retrieved
- 20 fertilized
- 2 blasts transferred on Day 5: Mother's Day
- 2 blasts frozen on Day 6
- 8/21: Two 6-day blasts transferred
- 8/27: Positive HPT
- 8/31: Beta 180
- 9/2: Beta 460
- 9/9: 5w3d US for spotting - One gestational sac
- 12/16: It's a BOY!