Sunday, October 21, 2012

ICLW

This is the very first I Come Leave We in which I have participated.  I'm 43 years old.  4 miscarriages, 5 lost babies that are recorded.  The first pregnancy was a twin pregnancy in 1996 but miscarried at 10wks 6 days.

 I realize that the ones that follow me every day will most likely get bored with what I have to say so I'll include some pictures where applicable.

I have stage III endometriosis.  Surgery was 6/6/2012.  Hopefully it hasn't all grown back now.  And yes these are the pictures of my insides.  I have more and have shared them back in June.


Two pairs of cute socks I bought for myself when I started the IUIs with clomid in 2010.  Nope not even cute socks helped.

"JR", the only embryo from our first IVF.  Ended in a chemical pregnancy.



"Hope" was the name of the single embryo from our second IVF.  This one too ended in a chemical pregnancy.

Inbetween the two IVFs we had a natural pregnancy that ended in a chemical.


I'm back to doing natural cycles but monitored and possibly this cycle I'm currently in will be an IUI with progesterone support.  We are really hopeful that with progesterone support I'll have a better chance of carrying.  Last month I had an undocumented chemical pregnancy.  I ovulated from both ovaries on my own.  This month I'm getting the same twinges from both ovaries I had last month.  Last month was documented with three follicles, one on one side and two on the other via ultrasound imaging with spontaneous ovulation noted through P4 though P4 was on the low side.




33 comments:

  1. Looks like time to break out socks again. I didn't know this cycle was going to be possible iui. Exiting news!

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    1. We wanted to do IUI last month but got in the game a little too late for that.

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  2. Hi from ICLW. It must be so difficult to experience what you have been going through. We had 1 IVF and it resulted in a single embryo as well. That cycle was a BFN. Best wishes with your natural cycles.

    Rachel

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  3. Hi from ICLW. I hope the progesterone support works for you. Good luck with the natural cycles.

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    1. My RE is refusing to do medicated ovulation induction cycles because I can ovulate on my own now, but we will be allowed to discuss progesterone.

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  4. I am not participating in ICLW this month but wanted to say hello & wish you the best with your cycle!! I will be cheering you on!!

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  5. Hi from ICLW, thanks for stopping by today. wishing you all the very best for this cycle. We went through 5 early miscarriages before we got our miracle. So sorry for all the heartache you have endured. Believing with you the you will hold your baby in your arms soon. We used progesterone from 3 or 4 dpo thru 13 weeks.

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    1. After talking with one of the nurses last week we had decided to start the progesterone right after ovulation but it is still a wait and see what the doctor has to say.

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  6. Hi from ICLW, thanks for stopping by today. wishing you all the very best for this cycle. We went through 5 early miscarriages before we got our miracle. So sorry for all the heartache you have endured. Believing with you the you will hold your baby in your arms soon. We used progesterone from 3 or 4 dpo thru 13 weeks.

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  7. Thanks for sharing your story, and all the pictures. I love that you gave your embryos names. :) I really hope with the progesterone you can have a pregnancy that makes it. Hugs.

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    1. Naming the embryos made them seem all the more real to us and I think it hurt even more when we lost them. Thanks for the hugs and hope.

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  8. I am so sorry for your losses, and your previous cycles. I'm glad you're ovulating on your own, and sending you lots of good wishes. x

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  9. Happy ICLW and thanks for visiting me... Love the socks!

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    1. I have so many pairs of "fertility" socks now that most of my drawer is filled with cute socks.

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  10. hi from ICLW! I'm sorry for all of your losses, that you've had to go through it all - many GL wishes for this cycle to be IT!

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  11. You have been through a lot! I am wishing you the very best with the new protocols. I hope progesterone does the trick for you!
    Thansk for stopping by at my blog and Happy ICLW!
    #51

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    1. I'm hoping the progesterone works too. I have my doubts since it didn't help much with the IVFs.

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  12. Hello again from ICLW. Best wishes for this cycle! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  13. Rest in Peace little embryos. I'm sorry for all of your losses. You've been through so much. Sending good thoughts for this cycle.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words. I know that I'm not the only one out there going through infertility and it is because of people like you that I feel I have support.

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  14. Hello from the PNW!! TEE HEE I didnt want to feel left out :D I have seen ICLW many times before and never knew what it was. I am now "trolling" the list and sending love out. I REALLY hope that you dont have to deal with the dreaded nurse J and that you get the progestrone!!

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    1. I'll know more on Friday what they'll be allowing us to do next. Hoping to do an IUI with progesterone support this cycle.

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  15. Hello from ICLW and thank you for stopping by my little home on the web! Wishing you all kinds of luck with whatever the future holds for your family!

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    1. Thank you very much. I appreciate you stopping by and leaving a comment.

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  16. Wishing you all the best as you continue on your journey. You have been through a lot.

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    1. We all have. Every month that any of us don't get a baby is a heartbreaking month of all of us trying.

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  17. Greetings from ICLW. Thinking of you this cycle. I hope the progesterone is the missing link!

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