Your Age/Partner’s Age: We’re both 32
How long you have been together/married: Together almost 10 years, married for 2.5 years
How long you have been TTC: Since January 2014
Known Issues/TTC History:
All testing comes back fine. I go to an OBGYN who can do everything except IVF as the only fertility clinics are ~2 hours away. (This also helps insurance cover things). I’ve done 2 unmonitored Clomid cycles, and 3 monitored Clomid + Ovidrel trigger cycles, with a 3 month “break” in between. Dr thinks that my body is ovulating “overripe” eggs based on the size of my follicles during ultrasounds, and knowing what CD I normally ovulate on. All this Clomid is starting to thin my lining, so when AF shows this weekend I will be asking to switch to Femara.
Your TTC plans for the next few months: (fertility meds, supplements, OPKs, BBT charting, NTNP, etc)
Dr. originally said to do 6 Clomid cycles, and then we can move on to IUI. I want to skip the 6th cycle and go straight into IUI with Femara, but of course Darling Husband thinks we should just do what the Dr wants. Darling Husband still manages to be very positive that we’ll have a baby in due time.
I’ve had a difficult time emotionally with this whole journey, it really does start to affect your normal, everyday life. Plus the meds have wonderful side effects. I don’t have much hope that IUI will even work, and a small part of me just wants to go ahead with it to get it over with so we can say we tried and learn how to face a future without kids. I have never, ever thought about living a child-free life until we started this struggle. It seriously hearts my heart even typing this.
We are on the fence about doing IVF because of the expense and distance we’d have to travel for appointments, and also the emotional roller coaster that is IVF…I’m not sure how well I’d handle spending that much money and it still fails. I admire the strength that so many of you seem to have!
Just for fun: Vacation/Plans this summer. How will you enjoy your time with your SO, family, friends…
We have a very close knit group of friends, so we’ll be spending plenty of time with them boating, fishing, and beaching it this summer. We have an inground pool, so we pretty much spend our summers out there cooking out and hosting a ton of family and friends. DH manages a band as a side job, so we have several events we’ll attend with them, including a red carpet awards show in August that I’m already looking at dresses for! lol