And so it begins… The long awaited first consult with the reproductive endocrinologist. I say long because it feels like we’ve waiting for ages, but really, it’s only been about 3 months since we first decided to get serious about trying to conceive, or TTC for short.
Since then, I’ve been obsessively checking the sperm donor catalogues, googling every pregnancy, labour, and breastfeeding question that has crossed my mind.
Being such an open book, it has been difficult to keep our plans secret from all of the people close to us. Harder for me than for J, actually, because it’s all I’ve been thinking about for the past little while.
So far, I’ve been charting my BBT, and have seen a colleague for TCM-based herbal and acupuncture treatment. And finally today, we met with the specialist to find out what needs to happen before we start inseminating. Basically, we are doing a investigatory cycle- checking the quality of my eggs and follicles, whether the route the eggs have to travel is clear, and if my uterine lining is developing to a healthy thickness.
Day 3, 9, and 11 of my next cycle is when I have blood work and ultrasounds done.
For now, we just wait until I bleed and start counting..