Posted by Sarahlouisepq
For those of you waiting for "your turn" wondering if it will ever happen for you, I get it. I have wanted to have my own story of joy to share for so many months, and I'm so happy to finally get that chance because thank God...our miracle has happened! After many cycles of hope following disappointment following hope and cheering on 7 of our closest friends who easily became pregnant, plus two family members, we finally decided to go to the fertility doc and see what was the hold up for us.
I had an hsg ( where they flush dye through your tubes) and everything looked ok under the hood for me, and my husband had a semen analysis which showed that while most of his numbers were stellar, he had only a 1% morphology score, which means only 1% of his sperm are shaped correctly.( I was planning on running blood tests on me to check my hormones and things, but never got around to it, b/c a couple months later, there was no need! ) Our doctors also recommended that our next step be an iui where they'd "wash" out the loser sperms and inseminate the winners in me. So we bought yet another expensive ovulation detector kit (had been doing those for a year). While we had seen lots of smiley faces over that year, we also had several months without ovulation detected...maybe b/c I only tested once a day. For an iui, you go in the day after you get the positive ovulation test, but we didn't get that go ahead for two months in a row, so we figured, well maybe next month is our month...I'm glad we still bded regularly though, b/c it ended up happening naturally!
This month felt almost like any other when it came to both methods (green tea and Robutussin) and symptoms (fatigue, growing bbs towards end of cycle, cramps, lower back pain). My temps were a little higher, but I had a cold so it was hard to tell what was pregnancy related and what was just me being sick. Also, I didn't take them regularly because I was afraid to face a tell-tale low temp!
The only thing that stands out as different this cycle is that I skipped out on coffee and this was the third cycle for us on fertility vitamins called Fertility Blend. They were supposed to be effective only after three months of taking them, and...they were! We weren't even that good about remembering to take them, but I wonder if they helped my husband's morphology issue. I did feel like my period was coming soon and it hasn't now for over six weeks! Hurray! When I got that bfp I sat there shaking and crying happy, disbeleiving tears, and I and kept saying "thank you, Jesus!" To God be the glory, not only for this baby, but also for sustaining us through that dark valley of ttc for so long. May the same be true for you in your own unique experience.
Added: Apr. 6, 2013