- 12 months ago
- Wedding: Florida
Work schedules can be the worst! 4 days on and 5 days off sounds great!… until you are TTC.
@jessig2b: Welcome! I the clomid finally does the trick for you! I remember back when my husband and I were trying naturally and we still found it difficult at times even though we work the same schedule. I can’t imagine how much harder it is when you guys aren’t even in the same city half of the week.
I caved and tested early (who was I kidding, I am and always will be a POAS addict).
I tested on 4dp5dt, and I swore I could see a suuuuper faint line that was barely visible when I held it at the right angle. So I waited a day, and got my BFP on 5dp5dt!
I’m in complete shock. I’ve been all over the map with emotions this past week. I’ve never seen two lines in all the years of trying. Now we wait for the beta test this Friday on 7/3 to confirm, and then the 2nd beta to make sure we’re progressing alright.
Like most of you, my d.h. and I tried naturally for over a year and when it didn’t work we did fertility testing. We discovered at the end of 2018 that my husband had extremely low sperm count, 1% morphology, & 17% motility, and to top it off, my blood test came back with .86 AMH. Due to all of that we were told to go directly to IVF w/ ICSI.
D.H. had surgery for what turned out to be a varicocele. And since I was a low responder, we were advised to do 3 rounds of early embryo banking so we could genetically test them all and have enough for hopefully 2 children. After 3 rounds, we had a total of 29 eggs, 25 matured, 20 fertilized, 10 made it to blast, and 4 that tested genetically normal.
We were ready to transfer last July but I was recommended to take a Receptiva test (aka endometrial biopsy) to check for abnormalities associated with endo.. I’ve never had “sypmtoms” (which I’m realizing is not that straight forward), so you can imagine my shock when it came back severly abnormal. I spent months figuring out what to do about it, an HSG, more ultrasounds, and numerous doctors visits later, I had surgery this past January.
We were finally ramping up for a transfer on 4/1, and well I don’t need to tell you all that came to yet another screeching halt with covid. I think like many of you I decided life can’t just stop, so we cautiously proceeded a few months later!
We had the FET with the 1 and only embryo we got from the 3rd round on 6/24! I’m really hoping that the challenges for this pregnancy are behind us, and extremely hopeful for the coming weeks and months.
Every single one of us has gone through way more crap than we should have to go through to have our children. I am so thankful for the people who have been a cheerleader and support through this, and I’m rooting for all of us to have success.
Thank you both so much! We (thankfully) do have fertility coverage, however we only get 1 cycle covered. We get to chose to use it for ivf, iui or meds so we had decided to go straight to ivf and our RE agree 100% from the financial standpoint. We found out about MFI (low numbers, but they said still workable) and now we HAVE to do ivf. Now that it’s a “have to” instead of a “want to” feels heavy and makes me a little bummed, and feeling guilty for being bummed because the plan hasn’t changed. Woof. Infertility is such a mind game.