May 21, 2011

Happy ICLW!

It's been a few months since I've participated in ICLW, and I really look forward to jumping back in!

For anyone who is here for the first time, as a quick recap, we did our first IUI (unmedicated) in August 2010. After a nice vacation to visit our families in North America in September, we did our second IUI (with Clomid) in October 2010. I over-responded with 9 follicles, but thankfully 2 were well ahead of the rest, so we were able to salvage that cycle by triggering a little early. I got pregnant that cycle but at our 2nd ultrasound, the baby had no heartbeat and I was diagnosed with a missed miscarriage.

At the end of December, we did our 3rd IUI, also with Clomid, which failed. During January, February, and March, we did IUIs #4-6 with FSH injectables. All of those cycles failed as well. After a 2 month break I am now waiting to start Lupron late next week to begin our first IVF cycle and I have lots of hope that we are getting closer to our elusive take-home baby! You can find a more detailed version of our story here.

Also worth mentioning is that we live in Israel - as North American transplants, navigating the Israeli system is always a grand adventure (and occasional source of unprecedented levels of frustration), though we are very blessed and grateful to have full infertility coverage as part of the socialized healthcare system here.


  1. Thanks so much for visiting my blog, and your kind comments. I'm looking forward to following your journey. Personally, I believe that what we go through overseas often makes IF even more difficult (different customs, languages, etc).

    Wishing you all the best on your first IVF!


  2. All the best in your up coming IVF cycle. I too am looking forward to following your journey.

    ICLW #13

  3. Welcome back to ICLW. I'm sorry your journey has been so rough already. I hope and pray your IVF is a success and you get your take home baby soon.

    ICLW #6

  4. I wish you nothing but the best of luck with your upcoming IVF cycle!

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  6. Hello, thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I hope this next cycle goes well for you.

  7. thanks for stopping by! and thanks so much for the well wishes! best of lick to you on your upcoming ivf..... don't let the lupron get the best of you...... it made me crazy the first time i took it

  8. Hi! Thanks for commenting on my blog.
    I'm sorry to hear about your loss. :( I hope that your IVF will so smoothly and lead to your take home baby.
    Happy ICLW! #34

  9. Hey from ICLW! Good luck on your next cycle and keeping my fingers crossed for you!

  10. Hello from ICLWland! Wishing you the very best of luck with your upcoming IVF! I'm looking forward to following your progress!

  11. Happy ICLW! looking forward to following you on your journey! Big hugs to you.. Im keeping my fingers crossed for you! :)

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