Almost exactly a year ago, my husband and I were at just about our lowest of lows of our infertility story. We had recently learned about my husband’s abysmal sperm count and were continuing testing for him. The term “IVF” was being thrown around, and I was devastated. I remember going to the urologist with him in early December to learn more about his diagnosis and figure out the next steps. We were starting to turn the corner to figuring out a good plan of action, but pregnancy seemed like a long way off.
Early on in our TTC journey, I was holding out hope for a 2013 baby. For the longest time, I was thinking early 2013, but that soon turned to hopes of a baby any time during 2013. Then, there we were, at the end of 2012, with the realities of IVF facing us. How many tries would it take us? When would we even be given the go-ahead to start our first cycle? I saw my dreams of a 2013 baby quickly fading. The start of our IVF cycle plus nine months felt like an eternity away.