Monday, March 24, 2008

Introductions and the beginning of a long story

DH and my story around infertility and our attempts to have a baby are reaching the 7 year mark, so this introductory post may be long, but I will try and keep it precise.

I am 37, DH is 36, we have been married almost 11 years, and our IF journey started in 2001. Several tests, procedures, clomid cycles, IUI cycles, IVF cycles, FET cycles, and one miscarriage later - here we are, 7 years older, but still "trying to get pregnant". 

In the meantime, friends, colleagues and acquaintances have "decided to have a baby", got pregnant, delivered their babies, and some have proceeded to repeat the process with baby #2 as well.

Through all of this, the one thing that doesn't diminish is the feeling of hope. Every month brings a new ray of hope, and you go on with your appointments, and injections and everything because THIS HAS TO BE THE MONTH! 

With that hope reset again, we are beginning another IVF cycle. I have just completed my BCP's and start the injections this Friday.

I hope this is it for us, because its becoming harder and harder to stay positive through this. Its becoming harder and harder to hold on to that one ray of hope. 

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