Welcome fellow bloggers and commenters! I'm Jessie and this is my own special place to acknowledge the fun kind of hell that is infertility. Can you tell I like sarcasm?
I'm actually a little more upbeat and sunshiney than usual lately because my 30th birthday is on Wednesday. Maybe it's because I've gotten to watch all my friends turn 30 already (ah, the joy of having a late birthday), or maybe it's because it would be really hard for 30 to be worse than 28 and 29 were, but I'm actually really looking forward to 30. We'll see how long that lasts, but for now I'm going to enjoy it!
In terms of our IF journey, DH and I started trying in August of 2009. We had some basic testing in the summer of 2010 and then found out after $1400 in bills that our insurance didn't cover testing. I got insurance that did cover it this summer, and we got a diagnosis of unexplained infertility and were preparing for IVF #1 when we found out that I'm a carrier for spinal muscular atrophy. After several more insurance issues, we've finally been able to do the test to see if DH is also a carrier, and we've got 2-3 weeks now to wait for the results. We're hoping to get the coinsurance together to be able to try again on IVF #1 early in the new year. Until then, the waiting game continues.