Topic: Our TTC Story
March - May 2010: Planning. "Are we going to do this or aren't we?" Yes, by george, we are.
June 2010: Initial consult with RE. Line up all of our ducks for an August 1st try.
August 2010: Clomid, 50mg days 3-7. 1 good follicle. HCG trigger shot and IUI with 1st donor (frozen) in Dr.'s office. BFN.
September 2010: Same drug routine, same donor. 1 good follicle. Possible chemical pregnancy but, ultimately, BFN.
October 2010: Same drug routine, same donor. 1 good follicle and 1 "maybe-it'll-go" follicle. BFN. Doctor orders an HSG - pipes are clear and everything looks great! So, what the hell is the problem?
November 2010: Same drug routine, different donor, different sperm bank (Cryogenic Labs). 2 good follicles! No luck. BFN.
December 2010: Different drug: Femara, 5mg days 3-7. 1 good follicle. Different donor, but also from Cryogenic Labs. BFN.
January 2011: Femara, 5mg days 2-6. Bravelle injections days 6-11. 4 good follicles - holy cow! Different donor, Midwest Sperm Bank (we are SO promiscuous). 1 at-home ICI, 1 Dr-assisted IUI. BFN.
So, here we are, thousands of dollars later and no baby. Although I want to carry more than anything, and my DP would rather cut off her own arm, we are switching bellies. Moving forward in February with my DP - no meds, no RE - and some new sperm from NW. Hoping for some luck this time around.