Jumping on the bandwagon here. . . . the A to Z of TTC
A. Age when you started TTC: 37
B. Baby Dancing or Sex: Sex.
C. Children wanted: We will take whatever we get!
D. Dogs/Cats/Fill in Children: Two dogs
E. Essential Oils/Vitamins/Snake Oils: I currently am taking a daily prenatal vitamin, Vitamin D, Vitamin B complex, magnesium (to prevent migraines), and fish oil.
F. Fertility Meds I’ve taken: Clomid, Ovidrel, Pregnyl, Crinone, Follistim, Gonal-F
G. Gain: I weigh about the same today as I did before we started TTC
H. HSG (Hystosalpingogram): had one in January 2009, 100% normal.
I. Infertile Pet Peeves: Gah, there are so many! The dumb things people say like "well, you can always adopt," "you're lucky; my husband just has to look at me and I'm pregnant!," "enjoy your sleep while you can," or "you want kids? you can have mine!" . . . . just to name a few. ;-) Oh, and spending all my disposable income (plus) on fertility treatments.
J. Job title: associate attorney
K. Kids' names you’re afraid will be taken by the time you can use them: yeah, no way I'm going to post our names on here. And we don't care if they're "taken," we plan to use them anyway.
L. Length of time TTC: Three years
M. Miscarriages: One chemical pregnancy in August 2009
N. Number of times you’ve switched OB/GYNS, REs, FSs: same OB/GYN (but I never received any fertility testing or treatment there), we are now on RE #2 out of state.
O. Ovarian quality: No known problems, but our local RE was convinced I had "poor egg quality" related to age.
P. POAS or wait for AF: I stopped POAS (I actually pee in a cup and dip) after cycle #7 or so. I wait for AF or blood test if ordered unless the RE orders me to test at home.
Q. Quote from an obnoxious fertile: see I, above.
R. RE, OB/Gyn or other? RE
S. Sperm: count & motility normal, low morphology
T. Time you tried naturally: one year from April 2008 to April 2009, all cycles (except one) in between treatment cycles, and now since July 2010.
U. Uterus quality: No known problems.
V. Vagina: Normal
W. What baby stuff do you already have? Two onesies & a hat.
X. X-tra X-tra Hear all about it! How many people know the ins and outs of our crazy TTC journey? Everyone who reads this blog, obviously (which includes three friends in real life and my sister). My in-laws and my mother know almost everything, too, and I have shared a little with a few other friends who I know are discreet.
Y. Yearly Exam (do you still go in even though someone sees your lady parts most months?): yes
Z. Zits: rarely