First Post

Im finally starting a TTC blog after what has been a difficult first year of it with no luck.

My name is Amber and hubby is Chad. I am 28 and he will be 30 in September. We were married May 24, 2003. On our 5 year anniversary we decided it was time to start a family after we have completed our moving around from Starkville to Nashville and then back home to be closer to family. We have one little pomeranian, Brownie who is 5 1/2 that is very spoiled.

Here is a link to my chart for anyone to look at.I have been on Clomid for 6 mths started at 50 mg, then moved to 75 mg then to 100 mg.

We began to see a RE on Feb. 11, 2009 to see what we could do. Our first month of testing it was discovered that my prolactin was very elevated and I went in for an MRI to determine that I had a pituitary tumor which scared me to no end to hear the words "tumor" I have been on cabergoline (generic for dostinex) to help bring my prolactin back to a normal range. I went back to get retested last month and the medicine is working but with still no luck. On top of this I also have found out through testing with OPK's and charting that I had a very short luteal phase which has increased some but not enough to bring it to a normal stage (11-12 DPO).

The other problem we are experiencing (not that I dont already have enough wrong with me) is that Chad has a lower sperm count at 13 million, not impossible but lower than what it should be.

Two days ago we did our very first IUI and are hoping that it works. I went for an ultrasound Monday and had 6 follicles so hopefully just one of those will help to get us a baby of our dreams.

I look forward to keeping this up to date and will be posting more information soon. Hopefully I will meet some others so that I dont feel like the only one that cant have a baby.


Mimi said...

Hey honey! Thanks for stopping by to my blog! Good luck to you. I will be saying some prayers for the two of you.


Hillary said...

Welcome to the IF blogsphere! I'm sorry you have to be here at all (and maybe it won't be long?!) but there is a great group of women out here. I hope this IUI is IT for you!!!

Onna said...

Best of luck to you guys!
Many prayers that this IUI is successful!

Mary said...

Hey Amber!

It's good to have a cycle buddy:) Blogging is a wonderful way to connect with others that are going through the same experiences that you are. I hope this IUI is it for you.


Jen said...

Hey Amber - It's Jen from OLU. Just wanted to say that I am reading along here as well.

Nichole said...

Hi Amber! Welcome to the wonderful support of other IF women. I am so sorry you have to be here, but the women around here are AMAZING!

I am praying for your IUI and hope this is the only one you have to do! 6 follies is GREAT!

Stacey said...

Thanks for following and commenting on my blog, Amber. Welcome to blogging and to a great community! Hoping for the best for you with this IUI.