Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Second Anniversary of our Fertility Struggle

As of today, we have been trying to conceive for two years.  I love numbers, so here are a few random statistics about our journey thus far:
  • 22 cycles to date of trying to conceive a child
  • 730 prenatal vitamins consumed by me
  • BBT (basal body temperature) taken approximately 700 times
  • 50+ injections given at home & work
  • 32 pregnancy tests taken at home & work
  • 20 opk (ovulation predictor kit) taken at home & work
  • 20 vaginal ultrasounds 
  • 3 HSGs (dye test)
  • 2 surgeries (Hysteroscopy & Laparoscopy)
  • 1 SIS (saline infusion sonogram)
  • 1 IUI (intrauterine insemination)
  • 1 Chemical Pregnancy - 1 Angel Baby - Peyton Lane
  • 1 IVF cycle with a severe case of OHSS
  • Countless tears spilled

I could keep on listing statistics, but that would be boring for y'all to read.  
I am in a completely different place than I was when we first began this journey.  Never did I think that it would take so long for us to conceive a child.  We have been blessed beyond measure in the past two years.    I never thought that I'd be able to look at this day without being devastated.  It's still difficult to be here on this day, but I have hope that God will provide in His timing.  


  1. Its awesome you kept track of all that! :)

    1. Thanks to Fertility Friend. It has ALL of my past fertility stuff saved!!

  2. Six frozen embryos is the best one!

    1. Amen! I keep telling myself that we're so extremely lucky for that number!!

  3. It's getting closer, darlin', I can feel it too.

    1. =D I guess I should have shared how many prophecies we've been given on this page as well. God will provide. The bigger picture keeps unfolding.

  4. I'm so impressed that you kept track of all of that. Your blog really is an inspiration. All these women who can relate to you and see how positive you are even through all of this. You should be so proud of yourself!!

    1. I've been tracking my cycles for 2 years now! I've had help with Fertility Friend keeping up with it all, but a LOT of it is scarred in my memory.
      Thank you, Valerie, for your support through my journey! =) I HOPE to be able to provide inspiration to other women also facing fertility struggles and show them that we don't have to do this alone.

  5. I love numbers too..you are so close I just know it. Hoping you are starting to finally feel a little better after all you've been through...

  6. Wow... those are impressive numbers !! Esp six frozen embies.... thinking of you all and hoping you don't need to add too many more numbers to this IF/ART list into the future :) xoxo

    1. I have high hopes for our FET. Now if my body would just cooperate and start a new cycle already! I'm only CD22, but I've had NO signs of ovulation. =/
      And I'm SO THANKFUL for my 6 precious frozen embryos. =D

  7. I have not kept track in the past five years- I am not sure if I could even remember. I wish you the very best.

    An ICLW Visit from #63
    liddy @ the unfair struggle (mfi, speedskating, 1st 2ww)


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