Hey ladies! I know a few of you already (and am so very happy to see that some of you have had double success!). I have felt that something was missing lately and I think it is this community of strong, incredible women. I can blog about infertility all day long, but something about coming here to commiserate is just so much more liberating. I am so lucky to have my amazing DH who doesn't mind (and says he finds comfort in) the long IF conversations we have been having lately. For those who don't know me, or need a refresher: We immediately started ttc when we got married in May 2007. I finally got pregnant in July of 2008 only to miscarry at 12 weeks. We didn't start ttc again until around August of 2009 around the time that I started a new job. So far, everything has come back completely normal so we get stuck in that lovely "unexplained" category. Since I got into nursing school in 2010, we decided we would just keep trying au naturale until the point when the edd would be after graduation (and every one joked that now I would get pregnant just because it would inconveniently derail nursing school a bit....like that would have been the end of the world or something.) We finally agreed to do 3 rounds of Clomid at 50mg earlier this spring with no luck and I just finished our first of three rounds at 100mg. If I'm not pregnant by April, I will finally be having a lap done. I graduate nursing school in May and though I could pay our bills with my doula work alone, I may end up getting a nursing job based entirely on who will give me insurance that will cover whatever comes next. We are about 3 hours from the closest RE but I did just discover an OB clinic that I really don't like does some satellite care for one of them (though after a few of my encounters from doula work, I would gladly drive the extra hours.) Anyway, AF showed up this morning and I am doing my best to be thankful for a textbook 28 day cycle. I have a weekend long board meeting that starts tomorrow so I get to take Clomid while on a business trip which should be pretty interesting. At least there will be lots of free wine!
I am really looking forward to getting to know everyone again!