This is my first time participating in International Comment Leaving Week (ICLW), and so far, I’m loving it. I understand its only Tuesday, but already I am amazed at the love and support coming from my fellow infertility/loss/adoption bloggers.
For all of you who are visiting for the first time thanks to ICLW, here’s a little introduction; who I am, and what I’m about!
My husband, J, and I were married just over two years ago at 20 and 21 after five and a half years of dating (yep, high school sweethearts). I instantly caught the baby rabies, though understood the importance of having at least a year of marriage under our belts before diving into babymaking.
After eight months of marriage, I ditched my hormonal birth control, and we decided to throw caution to the wind, fully expecting to be knocked up by the time our first anniversary rolled around.
No such luck, as you can tell.
We’ve been through a whole host of testing, appointments and consultations, and physically, we’re both fine. Great numbers, excellently-shaped uterus (this was a concern, due to family history), and no indication whatsoever that we should be having problems. It was dubbed primary infertility, and we were given the choice to jump straight into IUI, or try a few monitored cycles without IUI.
In a heartbreaking discussion, J and I decided that after 16 months of trying to conceive, we were going to chuck the thermometer, ditch the OPKs, and try a few cycles of sex because we want to.
So that’s where we are now. Not paying attention to where I am in my cycle, trying to relax amidst the other stresses in life. And commenting up a storm on the whole list of ICLW participants.