Thursday, November 15, 2012

here we go again

Hello- anyone out there?!

It's been a long while since I last posted- update in short:

we've been busy enjoying our wonderful daughter and life.  Aftter the harrowing two year ordeal that was trying to get pregnant and the overwhelming anxiety once pregnant, the following two years has been just blissful.

Our baby has just been a gift- she was a relatively easy baby and it's only now with the terrible two's that we're finding parenthood a little more challenging.  She's vivacious, and spirited and just pure joy.  I resigned from work after my maternity leave, and spent a year at home with her.  Which was just amazing (challenging but amazing).  I returned back to work after she turned one, and have been back at work for over a year now.  It's been a challenge running a household, working a demanding job and being a present parent- but thankfully with a fantastic nanny and my uber-husband, we've made it work. We're still traveling (just got back from Mexico!) and enjoying life in Manhattan.

...

until we started talking about Numero Dos.

For us the motivating factor is wanting our daughter to have a sibling.  I don't miss the being pregnant or newborn phase, but we really want a brother/sister for R.

So we tried "normally", in the sense that I wasn't on any birth control, and although we didn't feel 100% ready we figured if it happened, that would be great. Well nothing happened. 

Then I started using a ovulation predictor kit and realised I was actually ovulating, and a visit to the Fertility Specialist delivered the verdict that everything looked good inside. I was having regular periods, and ovulating so he suggested we give it a bit longer.

Three months later of seriously trying, we started back with the injectibles and will be doing an IUI.

This cocktail of clomid + Gonal F + Ovidrel + IUI worked on the first try for us last time, so I'm really hoping it will be equally succesful this time.

I hate being back in the stirrups and injecting myself, but at the same time, having our daughter now, I don't feel the soul crushing desperation that I did last time around. 

So please keep your fingers crossed for us!

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