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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.

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Today is CD11 for my DP. I shipped her off to her 1st acupuncture appointment yesterday and the sperm is here and hanging out in our closet, just waiting for her to O. I think we are going to start peeing on smileys 3X a day starting tomorrow, CD12.

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Got our smiley today at noon after a negative at midnight the night before. Will prob insem tonight around midnight - depending on how everything looks - and then again tomorrow at some point (have 2 vials of ICI sperm from NW).

Spent yesterday putting together a "baby-making" playlist to surprise my DP with when we inseminate - something to make her smile, laugh, and relax. It includes such fine selections as:
You're having my baby - Paul Anka
Afternoon delight - Anchorman soundtrack
I wanna sex you up - Color Me Badd

That should do the trick, don't ya think? Hopefully the sperm won't shrivel up and die from our bad taste ;

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Insemmed:
2/6 at midnight (12hrs after +OPK)
2/7 at 8pm (32hrs after +OPK)

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1 DPI - and so the 2WW begins... GAH!

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Wishing you lots of luck!  Love the mixed song selection, however I am sure DH would run the other way!  LOL  If it does not work this month have you thougt about an o-natural cycle for yourself?  Do you need the meds to ovulate?  If I am overstepping sorry...  I did 5 clomid medicated IUI with the MD all BFN (HSG thrown in there too that showed all clear), 3rd at home cycle BFP!  I had a miscarriage at 10 weeks but at least then I knew I could get pregnant which was reassuring, but any who, LOTS OF BABY DUST!

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rspbryswrl: I have been too scared to try! When we 1st started this my RE said my progesterone levels were *slightly* below normal which meant I may not ovulate some months - that's why I was put on Clomid. My terror of getting more BFNs at this point, and the emotional toll it would take on me, is outweighing any potential that might still be there... at least for now!
Thanks for sharing your experience though. It's good to hear that is possible smile

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1st month with DP (7th month altogether) = BFN.
2nd month with DP (8th month altogether) = possible?
Faint line on NW test and FRER test today at 13DPI!!!

Will keep testing and, if positive, will go in for a beta tomorrow smile

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11DPI: BFN
13DPI: fainty-faint BFP
14DPI: beta 66 - we are pregnant!
16DPI: beta 200
19DPI: beta 1,015
And now, we wait!
1st u/s scheduled for 4/18. Will be 7.5 weeks and should see a heartbeat. Keeping everything crossed.

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Now 20weeks pregnant - it's a GIRL smile

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Wonderful story! We might be switching to DW too but going to give me a few more tries...she too would rather cut off her arm!

Me (38) TTC
Wife of 6 years to Becky
Oct 2011 BFN
May 2012 BFN
July 2012 BF?
My Ovulation Chart

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So happy the pregnancy is going so well and that you are getting the little girl you wanted!!!
I can't wait til we have our first ultrasound!!!!
Keep us updated!!!!

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I just read this. congrats on the girl! We also tried many times with me (8, I believe) with no success. The first try with my wife= BFP! I sent you a PM. Not sure if it went through?

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