Making Carter a Big Brother
I never really thought I'd do one of these things. I'm not really much of a writer, but I really need a place to vent.
Hi, my name is Lisa. That's a good start, don't ya think??
I've been married to my wonderful, amazing, loving husband Steve for almost 8 years now. We are college sweethearts. We are both 33 and the proud parents of Carter. Carter will be 2 this Thursday. Holy Cow!!! My little man is growing up!!
It took us 18 months to get pregnant with Carter. We went to an RE and had all the normal tests. They couldn't find anything wrong with us. Unexplained infertility is so damn frustrating!! Anyway, we were all ready to try a few IUIs. As luck would have it, we got pregnant naturally the same cycle as the HSG. Carter is definitely our little miracle.
As soon as I had Carter, I knew that I wanted to get started right away on TTC number 2. Let's face it, I'm not getting any younger, and Carter really needs a sibling.
At my 6 weeks post partum appointment, the doc gave me a script for birthcontrol. I'll let you guess, do you think I filled the presciption??
We tried naturally for about 6 months before I made another appointment with my RE. I wasn't wasting anymore time. We went through all the preliminary testing again and started with IUIs...
and did IUI after IUI after IUI. This summer was all one big blur of doctor appointments, shots, and disappointments. After all was said and done we did 4 IUIs, 1 with clomid and 3 with Gonal-F. We finally decided that 4 was enough and it was time to move on to bigger things... IVF. My credit cards can't handle much more of this- stupid ahole insurance companies that think it is AOK to pay for testing to figure out why you can't get pregnant, but OH NO, they can't pay for treatment!!! Sorry, that was just a little crazy rant that could potentially go on and on, YKWIM?
Anyway, we decided we would be better off taking out a loan to try an IVF cycle. The success rate is higher and we are still on the young side. It's nice to have a few checks on the plus side, am I right??
So where am I today??? Lets see, CD 24 of a natural "rest" cycle. We used OPKs this cycle, but no charting. I am just burned out from temping. I still have a glimmer of hope that we accomplished operation "big brother Carter" this month. Only time will tell, and man will this be one short TTC journal :lol:
I need to have one more test next month, if AF shows her face. It is called a mock embryo transfer. They check out the uterus before the real deal so they know ahead of time exactly where to put the little guys during the transfer. Then I have to wait out the rest of next cycle. They won't let me get started with the stim drugs the same cycle as the mock. I'm not sure why, but I guess if that is the way they want it, I'll just have to be patient. October is a good month to get pregnant, isn't it??
Here is a quote I found in a fortune cookie just before I found out I was pregnant with Carter: "Patience is the best remedy for every trouble." Isn't that great? I still have that little piece of paper.
So for now, we wait...
This was fun, I think I'll do it again :D