FINALLY, I get to post my story. YAY!
I feel like this has been a longer journey to this point than I originally anticipated. Tis life, right?
I'm 31, DH is 40, and we've been married for 5 years. No issues other than being overweight. I got off the pill in July 2011 and started tracking my cycles. We officially started trying in November '11. My husband has a very unconventional work schedule (any other oilfield wives out there??). He travels a lot and works very long hours. Trying to get together during the fertile window has been a challenge. During our TTC he has been home and off once since 11/11. The rest of the time I would try and go visit him while he was at work. I used OPKs, checked my cervix, EWCM, and charted. It was so frustrating to take off work, travel 3 hours away from home to visit the hubby, and still not be prego. Month after month. I couldn't always do that consecutively so we were forced to take breaks. We even bought an RV so that I could more easily visit him.
In November we met with a reproductive endocrinologist (who is a dead ringer for Geraldo Rivera) We did the tests, everything came back normal. My husband (and I quote from the nurse) had "spectacular sperm". That is still an on-going joke in our house. Doc suggested due to Hubby's schedule to go ahead and do IUI. We did our first round this month and it was my first time on fertility drugs. We froze hubby's swimmers, as he was working. I took clomid, bravelle, and needed more FSH injections than originally anticipated. I got more shots at the doc's office, it wasn't Bravelle, not sure what it was. I took the trigger on Monday morning, IUI was scheduled for Tuesday afternoon, and per Doc's instructions hubby came in Wednesday AM for some lovin'. I o'd after our rendezvous.
After the IUI, I had cramping for about two days. Doc said that I didn't need to do anything different other than no swimming or hot baths for 24 hrs post IUI. I had to work, travel out of town for a funeral, I jogged, did spinning, and knew without a shadow of doubt that I was NOT pregnant. All of my symptoms were normal for me. I am a spotter and started spotting my normal 7DPO. I felt like my period was coming on and I even sent an email out to the entire family that I wasn't prego after a neg test and spotting. After my period never showed I took a second test. I looked like it was going to be negative so I left it on the counter. A few mins later I picked it up to throw away and low and behold there was a faint line! I took two more today one digital one normal, all are POSITIVE. I cannot believe we got a BFP on our first IUI! Doc had told was we would have an 11% success rate with IUI.
Looking back here is what stood out to me as different, although at the time I blew it off.
A fluke thing, but last week I cracked open an egg to find a double yoke. Some believe this means you will get prego. Never seen one before.
My spotting was lighter than what I typically have. I chalked it up to changes in my diet as I cut out sodas, most caffeine, and started eating less processed and organic foods.
There were a couple incidences with strong smells, but I have a normal strong sense of smell. Blew it off.
For the past week I have not been able to sleep well. I wake up between 2-4 AM unable to go back to sleep. This is NOT normal for me. I guess this is due to progesterone levels.
My boobs felt were sore but not abnormal from PMS until the day of my missed period.
A little more emotional. However, this can be somewhat normal for me. My poor husband.
If you are still reading this loooong post, then I will leave you with this. Have faith in God's timing, it is perfect and we don't understand his will or his plan. John 14:27 was my bible verse of the month.
Please help me eradicate the following sayings from our vocabulary, before I hurt someone:
1. Just relax!
2. It will happen when you least expect it!
3. Have you tried not trying?
4. Some people get pregnant once they adopt.
5. Have you tried tracking?
God Bless and Happy Baby Making!