You know that TTC is hard. And through TI, when you are young your odds aren’t awful. But through in age or crappy eggs and/or sperm and well, your odds go way down, like 2%.
Three years ago, we were given a 30% chance of success on each cycle. Then once I got pregnant with the girls, we were estatic. Cautious until the I was out of the first trimester of course, because your odds go down. Well again, we were in the shitty part of the 2% that would lose a baby in the late second trimester.
We went back to the IVF gambling table to roll the dice again for a second child.
First FET was a win with a BFP. But then again we fell on the wrong side of the odds and lost the baby after we saw the heartbeat. That’s a 5-10% chance of happening.
Then two more failed cycles.
Then the BFP in May that was in an undetermined location. Odds of that was something like 2%.
IVF turned into an IUI due to poor response? Yeah I don’t know but my guess is it’s probably around 10%?
So, we had a few choices- IVF with 1 (maybe 2-3) follicles ( yet RE advised against it), IUI or TI. We decided what the hell, let’s just do the IUI.
Given the sample, we had about a 15% chance. And here we are- my official test day-
Shocked. Scared. Hopeful.
Maybe, just maybe, the protocol allowed me to produce a good quality egg and doing IUI allowed the right sperm to find it, rather than an embryologist picking it out?
I’m officially 4 weeks today. Happy Birthday to me!