Thursday, July 21, 2011

Welcome ICLW-ers!

It's been a few months since I've participated in ICLW and I must admit, the last few months when I didn't participate, I felt a bit lonely in blog world! So I'm excited to be back and hopefully gain some new readership.

This is, afterall, my first ICLW since we've decided to proceed to donor eggs in order to fulfill our dream of children (heck, I'll take just one at this rate!!) So if any of you have happened along my blog specifically because of donor eggs, welcome! I hope to shed some light on this process and share my journey along this new and hopefully short path for Tidy and me.

For those of you who have been with me for a while, I do cherish your readership and your comments. They mean so much to me!

So, without further ado, here's a quick get to know me from the fertility point of view if you are new here:

  1. Tidy and I have been ttc for 4.5 years next month (that amounts to over 50 attempts to have a baby)
  2. We've had all the testing there is to test: HSG, SHG, every hormone under the sun, Laparoscopy, Immune panels, blood clotting panels.. you name it, we've done it. I promise!
  3. We've done 5 IUIs, 4 IVFs (4 Fresh transfers, 2 Frozen), TONS of herbs, acupuncture, diet changes (gluten free, vegan-ish, organic), yoga, guided meditation..
  4. Of the above treatments, we've had only 2 confirmed chemical pregnancies.
  5. We STILL really don't know if anything is technically wrong.

We needed some new hope, so we decided to buy a 26 yr old woman's eggs in order of having a much higher chance at a pregnancy. Yes, that is a fairly blunt way to describe our next steps, but in essence, that's what we are doing... And for the first time in my life, I have now become protective of some other woman's ovaries. It's a very strange feeling.

So please join  me, Tidy and our anonymous donor, Dotty, and follow along as we venture into this new world of DE IVF.

Thanks for your comments in advance.


Mommy ToBe (I hope) said...

Good luck! I started following your journey last week. I look forward to watching it unfold.

As I'm starting out my infertility journey, I'm in awe of those like you who have paved the way for me.

Infertile Farmer said...

You crack me up! I am so excited for your next steps. This has to be IT!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Short journey, indeed!

LC said...

Thank you for letting all of us follow your journey. So hopeful for you... :) Reading over your's like you've been to hell and back again. Wishing you the best!

jill's infertility document said...

So excited for you!