So, sorry for the terribly long delay. I just realized it has been almost two months since I last posted. My hubby has been harassing me to post, and I realized I really needed to do so.
Since my last post, we took that month off after the miscarriage and tried on our own. No dice. We did go camping for the first time which was a lot of fun. I then had to go on a business trip to PA. I starting spotting right before camping, so I called the fertility clinic to get my meds so that whenever the day arrived, I would be ready. We were going to do a clomid boost cycle again with the daily injections.
So off to PA I go with meds in hand waiting for Day 1 so we could start over again. Day 1 finally arrives so I get back to the hotel that night and take my first dose of clomid. An hour later I realize that I was supposed to start on Day 3. Crap!!!!! All this travel just totally threw off my brain. I felt like such an idiot. I called the clinic the next day to see what I should do. They acted like the world was coming to an end. They said that I would probably have to skip the cycle because they weren’t sure what would happen when you take clomid on Day 1.
I decided to argue. Of course the Dr was out of town, and the one filling in was just not familiar enough with my case to do anything other than the company line. Come on!? The nurse told me that they wanted me to do an ultrasound to check for cysts before they could recommend a next path. Could I find a local place to get an ultrasound with same day results? Really?!? Here I am in an unknown state where I can barely find the hotel and the office. No, I can’t find someplace to get an ultrasound. Not to mention the insurance hassles.
So they decided to do an ultrasound when I got back to town on Day 5 and see if I could do a clomid only cycle taking the drugs Day 5 through Day 12. My ultrasound looked good, so we did a clomid only cycle. I was not excited as clomid had never worked the last three times we tried it.
On my Day 14 ultrasound, I had 3 good follicles with a 4th right behind. I could not believe it. I wonder what would have happened if I had done injections. Maybe my follicles would have gone nuts! So we triggered that night and went in for our IUI on Monday. Then begins the dreaded two week wait……..
I decided to do the progesterone suppositories. At the end of two weeks I started to have crazy side effects. My shoulders started to hurt like when I had my laproscopic surgery. The night before I was supposed to take my pregnancy test I was in absolute misery. I almost took an oxycodone, but I decided to wait it out. I thought there was no way I was pregnant because I could swear I was spotting a little.
I took the test first thing the next morning. I had bought digital tests so there would be no confusion like last time. I took the test and Holy Crap! It says pregnant!!
I was so excited! But at the same time, I did not want to get too excited until I could get a blood test to see how my numbers looked. After my first blood test, my hCG was 340. Woo Hoo!!!! My next blood test is tomorrow, and I can hardly wait. I am not sure when I will be excited, but I keep thinking that something may go wrong. I think I will be really excited once I get past that first ultrasound when I hear the heart beat.
As it turns out, my sister in law in also pregnant. She may be a week or two in front of me. She has had infertility issues as well, and had a miscarriage 6 or so weeks ago. It would be so awesome if we had babies at the same time. Especially since she and her family plan to move close to us at the beginning of next year.
So, now we are excited, but nervous at the same time. Wish us luck!