ICLW - Welcome!

A big hello to everyone stopping by from ICLW {otherwise known as International Comment Leaving Week}

If you're new to these parts, here's our history. In short? We've been TTC for 17 months, and haven't even come close to falling pregnant. I have PCOS and anovulatory cycles & we've got some lovely male factors thrown in on top of that. Our fertility specialist gave us the option to do either IUI or IVF - but since we both have issues, we opted to head straight for IVF.

Our first round was unsuccessful & we got our BFN on Mothers Day - not a great day for it. I was on a low dose of FSH (due to my specialist being worried about hyper stimulating my cystic ovaries) and I only ended up with 10 follicles. At egg collection, only 5 were picked up. Out of those 5, only 3 were mature. 2 out of the 3 fertilised, and we had only one strong 8-cell embryo at Day 3, which we transferred.

We're current in an off-month, waiting for a few weeks to see if I have a natural period before we can try again for IVF #2. I'm praying that with a few adjustments, we might have more luck next time around.

And that's us, in a nutshell! :)


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21 comments:

Billy said...

Hello from ICLW. That must really suck to get a bfn on Mother's Day! Wishing you a successful second round!

Michelle said...

I didn't know about ICLW but I was planning on leaving more comments on blogs anyways. Best of luck for your next cycle!

mrkhmusings said...

Hey from day 1 ICLW!! Looking forward to following your journey :)

Heather said...

Hello from ICLW! So sorry about your BFN, that really is disappointing. Wishing you all the best in the future months and I can't wait to read that you are pregnant soon! Hang in there!

Sunny said...

Hi, I'm from ICLW. Also hoping to do IVF # 2 in month or two. Will definitely be keeping an eye on you ;)

JB said...

Hi from ICLW! Sorry about your BFN on Mother's Day. AF showed for me 2 days before. It sucked. Happy to be following you!

Dandelion Breeze said...

Happy ICLW to you too :)) FXd for your next cycle xoxo

mommy someday said...

Happy ICLW! Wishing you all the best with IVF #2!

thehopefulpinklady said...

Hello ICLW!!! I hope #2 works out for you. I can only imagine the devastation you must have felt and on mother's day too! : ( We are attempting our first IVF in June. I am SOOO nervous. Take care!

glitterandrainbows said...

Hi from ICLW. Glad to check out your blog. So sorry about your BFN. I hope IVF #2 is the one!

veetamia said...

Hi from ICWL! Sorry to hear that your first IVF didn't work out. Sending positive vibes that the next one does! Your TTC story sounds very close to mine, except I did end up getting OHSS...not fun. Glad that at least you were spared that experience.

Ali @ Not All Dreams Are Free said...

Hi from ICLW- it sounds like you've has an emotional couple of months! You do sound positive and relaxed though, so fingers crossed your period comes naturally again soon so you can move onto attempt 2!! In about 4 weeks off beginning IVf#1, so I look forward to learning more from you

Terry said...

Hello from ICLW. Sorry to hear about your BFN and here's hoping for a BFP for try #2. Looking forward to following your journey.

Trisha said...

Hoping the next IVF works out better for you as well!

bakingandbabies said...

Hi, just for fun and because of ICLW. Hoping that this off cycle is just what you and hubby need to rest and recharge...and maybe that Clomid will kick your ovaries into gear.
Wishing you all the best
(redsmarties)

A. said...

Sorry to hear this round didn't work out. That's really disappointing. Wishing you lots of good vibes for round #2.

MM said...

Hi from ICLW! Oh I am SO sorry about the mothers day bfn :( That is just a cruel joke it seems. Hoping next round it better for you and YOUR cycle!

Elizabeth :: Bébé Suisse said...

Hello from ICLW! I'm so sorry about your negative - on Mother's Day, no less. I hope your next round is the magic one. (And I love that you live in Sydney - such a beautiful city!)

nh said...

I'm sorry to hear you got a BFN on mother's day - that's rough. I hope the waiting stage passes quickly.

ICLW

saraho said...

All the best for your next IVF round.... Hopefully you will see those 2 pink lines soon :)

Emily said...

Hi from ICLW! Your new puppy is adorable! Sorry for your Mother's day BFN. Wishing you the best of luck on your next IVF!





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