Hello all, I've been lurking in this thread for many months . . . I hope you are not easily creeped out by stalker-ish behavior like that
I am 40, and will be 41 in December. We have been trying for our second child for over a year - DS will be four in February and we were hoping to have them about 3 years apart. I have always gotten pregnant very easily (I had an abortion many many years ago, had a miscarriage about a year before I got pregnant with my son, and my son was a happy accident) so to be trying for so long with no results has kind of thrown me for a loop.
I was seeing a TCM practitioner for about 3 months in the late spring/early summer, but it was very expensive and I couldn't keep going. Although I am not getting accupuncture anymore, I have tried to incorporate a lot of their lifestyle advice (supplements, diet changes, etc).
I went to a reproductive endocrinologist today for my first appointment. He seems pretty optimistic given that I have regular cycles and have gotten pregnant easily in the past, so that helped to give me some more hope. I have 13 follicles visible in my ovaries today, and they are going to monitor my cycle this month to see how my hormone levels change and whether I actually ovulate. My husband also has to have a semen analysis, which he is really not looking forward to. I told him "tough cookies" and if I could push our son out with no pain meds and get blood drawn a zillion times to check hormone levels he can manage to JO in a cup.
Anyway, I just wanted to introduce myself - I don't have a lot of close girlfriends, and none who could really relate to what I am dealing with, so I will probably drop in from time to time here for some feedback / support / insight.
I hope everyone here gets their BFP's for Christmas or sooner and am sending sticky baby vibes to all