Knocked down by infertility.
Knocked up by my infertility doctor
with my best friend's eggs.
Hoping to get knocked up one more time...
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
I've been really dying to tell you the details of our match, but I'm waiting for our contract to be complete before I share. So instead, you get some TMI from me. Fair warning.
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I've never had a regular period. My periods fall under the category of metromenorrhagia which means that I have excessive or prolonged bleeding at irregular intervals. So, I can bleed for seven to forty-five days and then have another period a week or maybe three weeks later. It's really obnoxious. Not only does it reek havoc on my sex life, but it also makes it really hard to be prepared. Thankfully I got turned onto thediva cup last year which keeps me from spending obnoxious amounts time in el bano.
The only thing the doctors can do about it is put me on birth control pills. Yeah...so obviously that hasn't been an option for the last year.
So tonight, after bleeding for almost three weeks and dieting like mad (11 pounds so far!), I found myself standing at the kitchen island eating these....
fresh raspberries along with a dab of...
Can you blame me?
Photos courtesy of http://www.vonthunfarms.com/spring and http://www.nutellachocolate.com
Teacher. Military Wife. Daughter. Sister. Friend. Infertile. Now Mother.
I use to spend my days warping young minds as a teacher. However, three IVFs and one super fabulous donor later, I found myself knocked up by another man. Now, I'm a mom staying at home with baby E, working online, and loving life in Alaska. Now, we are on the journey for baby #2 via embryo donation from IVFlygirl and her family.
Winter '01 - Met
Summer '05 - Married
Summer '07 - Stopped BCP
Spring '08 - Referral to RE
Fall 08 - Spring '09 - 3 IUI BFN
July/Aug '09 - IVF#1 BFN
Sept/Oct '09 - IVF #2 BFN
Nov '09 - Decided to pursue donor eggs
Jan/Feb '09 - IVF#3 with DE BFP!!!
June '10 - Moved to Alaska
August '10 - Admitted to hospital at 4 cm dilated. Rescue cerclage.
Oct '10 - Baby E born at 35 weeks. Healthy.
And they lived...
March '12 - selected as recipient for embryo donation!
July '12 - contracts signed, embryos shipped, lining checked, now transfer! BFN