Monday, November 29, 2010

10 year reunion

This past weekend I had my 10 year high school reunion.  It is crazy to imagine that 10 years ago I was still in high school.  Since then I spent 4 years in college at SUNY Geneseo, lived and taught in Las Vegas for 4 years, got married and moved back to Buffalo 2 years ago.  We have also been trying to get pregnant now for 2 years.  The reunion was one of those subtle reminders of our infertility.  It was tough hearing about former classmates' children or pregnancy.  It was also hard to put on the happy act.  I so wanted it to be Matt and I with a baby or at least a baby on the way.  If only this infertility journey wasn't so difficult.

Monday, November 22, 2010

I get by with a little help from my friends

My RE office has a support group that meets once a month to help deal with infertility.  It began back in June- tonight we had our 6th meeting.  Over these 6 months these women and couples have become a huge support network to me.  Never would I have imagined that these strangers and their stories would become such a part of my life.  It's comforting to know that I am not alone in what I feel and think about our struggles with infertility.  These women and couples will probably never know exactly how helpful they have been- but I am thankful for their support.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Next Steps...

It's been a while since my last post so I figured it would be time to update things.  We just had our 9th and final IUI yesterday morning (4th round of injectables).  We are cautiously optimistic.  I had 3-4 good follicles so things looked good on my end.  In even better news, Matt had a count of 44 million with 21 million motile!!!  That is normal and the best we've EVER had!!  It was a HUGE shock to see that!!  Maybe there is hope that it will work out!! 

We've started looking into where to go next.  If this doesn't work, we are taking some time off and getting some money saved to pursue IVF.  We met with Dr. C ho does the IVF procedures at our RE office.  He was great!  The good news is that it might not be as expensive as we originally thought.  We might also be able to get 50% coverage if we switch insurances during open enrollment this month.  I feel better knowing that there is a plan for us.