Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Welcome to all those who have found my blog through IComLeavWe!

When I signed up to participate for this month, I thought that I would be in the midst of my first injectibles + IUI cycle. As it turns out, we are on a break cycle instead. Although with everything that has been going on in my life the past few weeks, I am kind of glad we had to wait this cycle out. We have had nearly non-stop dog drama, in addition to the usual craziness of daily life.

I am S. My husband ("MM") and I have been married for almost eight months. Because of my "advanced" age (I'd just turned 37 at the time), we actually started TTC in April 2008, several months before our November 28 wedding in Maui. We both knew we wanted to be parents, and we had heard that this process can take some time when you're older. Little did we know how long. . . .

And now here we are, in cycle 17 since starting TTC, without a single BFP to show for our efforts. We have had perfectly-timed intercourse every single cycle since we started TTC, and all of our testing is normal. So we are "unexplained," and our RE has told us that the most likely cause of our failure to conceive is my old eggs (which apparently know I'm 38 no matter how I feel).

Our TTC history is in the left sidebar, if you're interested.

I use this blog to chronicle our TTC efforts and to vent my feelings about this process. I hope you'll take a look around! ;-)

And now, I must close and pick up my two golden retrievers from the emergency vet hospital to take them to their regular vet. Long story short, they managed to eat an entire vial of Rimadyl yesterday while I was at work.


  1. Ooooh... I love golden retrievers but they do have a distressing tendency to use their ingenuity to get into things.

    Enjoy your break and good luck with your next cycle.

  2. Here through ICLW--nice to "meet" you!

  3. Oh no on the dogs! One crisis after another! When ya'll have kids you'll be ready for all the trips to the pediatrician. :)

  4. Oh goodness! Your pups need to give you a break!!

    We are unexplained too. I'm not a fan.

    Happy ICLW!

  5. Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog. It's nice to have someone at the same point in the TTC journey. Good luck with IUI #2...I hope you get a BFP.

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  7. Thanks for visiting my blog! I'm 38 and feel like an 'old timer' in the TTC world! I had a doc tell me my eggs were old and that was 4 years ago. Needless to say I didn't go back to see him.

  8. I really enjoy reading your blog! I'm here from ICLW, but I ran across it last month (maybe from ICLW then, too?) and didn't post a comment.

    It does seem that your dogs have been giving you a hard time lately!!!

  9. Nice to meet you. I'm over from ICLW too - Like tryingagain above, I have been by before, just haven't commented. Looking forward to reading more.

  10. My unexplained IF became explained with my 1st IVF when my eggs wouldn't fertilize. I hope you never get to IVF. Good luck to you and your adorable dogs!

  11. GL with your break cycle - maybe it will be the 'miracle' cycle. Also good luck with your pups, hope they will be ok!!

    Happy ICLW!!

  12. I'm wishing you good luck with the IUI, when the break is over. Sorry to hear about your dogs :(


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