Hi. I'm Lindsay. And I have a fertility problem. But I am more than my unexplained infertility. I am a former Kindergarten teacher, a wife, a pretty well-rounded tomboy. I was born in Iowa, a child of the midwest, and even though I have lived in Florida for almost a decade, I still revel in my midwestern innocence. I have a great family, an amazing husband, good friends, a well mannered dog, and a beautiful home with plenty of room to fill with little ones. I love theatre, folk music, planting things and watching them grow, telling funny stories, and seeing the world through the eyes of my 5 year-old students. After three years of struggle, through the wonders of IVF, I became a mother to fraternal twin daughters. I usually get what I'm after- even if I have to take the long way around the barn.
April 2 09 - Sophia Katherine and Olivia Roselyn are born!
November 24 08 - Two Little Girls!
August 28 08 - Ultrasound Confirms Twins
August 10 08 - Beta Doubles
August 8 08 - Positive Beta
August 3 08 - Faint + HPT
July 29 08 - Transferred 2 Blasts
July 24 08- Retrieval
July 22 08- Trigger Shot
July 12 08- Add Folistim and LD HCG
July 3 08 - Start Lupron Injections
May 08 - Hubby's analysis #2 comes back with better than expected results. Doc gives him a B+!
April 08 - First consult with RE. He looks at our file, and says he has no doubt that IVF with ICSI is the way to go for us and that he has total confidence that it will work. I am glad someone around here has confidence in something.
October 07 - IUI. Exactly as planned. No baby. Tell my lovely OB/GYN that it's been a pleasure but I'm moving on to see a specialist. It's not you, it's me.
July 07 - Clomid Round 3. Textbook. No baby.
March 07 - Clomid Round 2. Worked great. No baby.
January 07 - Clomid / Progesterone #1. If it worked, this would be a different blog.
May 06 - Started round one of tests. HSG- Normal. Blood Work - Normal. Ultrasounds - Normal. Sperm Analysis- A little ding, but nothing catastrophic.
November 05 - Went off pill, planned to be pregnant by Christmas. Great plan. Didn't quite work out.