My name is Lauren. I'm 28 (soon to be 29 in a few short weeks) and this is my 5th ICLW. My husband E and I have been married for almost 5 years and have been TTC since April 2008. I've been seeing infertility specialists and REs for about 3 years now and have been pregnant twice. Unfortunately, both of those pregnancies were lost - one at 11 weeks and the other at 5 and 1/2 weeks. I was diagnosed with PCOS about a year and a half ago.
Since we're a military family, we've moved quite a few times in the last 6 years, which has made TTC challenging at times. I've done 7 rounds of C.lomid, 1 round of F.emara, and 5 rounds of injections. All of the injection cycles were IUI cycles; however, one was cancelled due to overstimulation. My husband has been deployed for the last year, but I still proceeded with treatments while he was gone up until about 2 months ago. Right now, we're on a TTC break until this deployment is over with. We'll have one more shot at IUI before moving onto IVF cycle #1 in April.
Outside of the infertility world, I'm a graduate student pursuing my master's in Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum, as well as my elementary education certification. I'm about to start my last quarter of classes in January and will be student teaching in 5th grade starting in March. I love hanging out with my 2 dogs, Bella and Murphy, reading, listening to music, going to the gym, cooking, and baking. My new found addiction in Pinterest helps me discover new recipes that I can experiment with when E returns early next year.
I'm looking forward to discovering some new blogs this week. Don't be afraid to leave a comment!