So today was the big day...my RE appointment!
TBH, I never thought I'd get to this point. I was sure that I would get pg before now. And now, I'm more freaked out than ever, at the thought of actually having to do all the stuff involved with seeing an RE!
It was a very involved process - I had 2 ultrasounds (normal (?) and transvaginal) before even seeing the doctor. Then I met with the doctor for 45 minutes and did a history. He gave me his thoughts and next steps, and then they took 11 viles of blood from me.
His thoughts: 33 is young, so age shouldn't be an issue. Based on my ultrasound it looks like I ovulated, but would need more tests to confirm. Theoretically, I have 2 healthy children with no miscarriages, trauma, etc. so there is no obvious reason to not conceive again.
Next steps: more tests including a sonohysterogram, cycle tracking (yikes, this is feeling like a big time committment and that freaks me out), and another SA from DH (he said it's good to get 2 samples and supply can vary, and also another SA where they look at something different than just numbers). He said that once we do some cycle tracking and the rest of the tests are done, we can talk about other procedures (drugs, IUI) - if that's the road I want to go down (and I'm not really sure).
I really liked the doctor, and feel like this would be an amazing clinic to be at if you had issues. I just don't want to have issues and am feeling like I just don't want to be there!
Today is CD17 and I'm 4DPO. I feel really positive about my chances this month - but I've felt like that many of the past 11 cycles, so it doesn't give me a lot of hope.
anyways, hopefully my story will help enlighten someone else who may be considering a referral to an RE. Fingers crossed this was the first AND last time that I meet him (although he said he'll see me when I'm PG also, so maybe that would mean an early US!)