Kathy and I have known each other since our middle school days. We never hung in the same circles and didn't become friends until we were 23. Kathy is the best friend I've ever had. We were married a year apart and we always have a blast when we're together with our husbands.
Kathy and Scott began TTC right before they got married. They just figured they'd have a honeymoon baby. Shockingly we've been on this infertility roller coaster together since 2005. Their journey has been much different than ours. Scott was diagnosed with severe Male Infertility and they were told they only way they would ever get pregnant would be with IVF/ICSI. They went through their first IVF in 2007 with no results. In early 2008 they did a FET (Frozen Embryo Transfer) with again, no results. In May 2008, they went through another IVF cycle that ended in a BIG FAT POSITIVE!! They had beautiful Lily in February 2009.
Rick and I are just a few steps behind them. You see, we never thought that we'd be heading down the IVF route either. It was always in the back of our mind that IVF was a last resort. We're finally at that last resort. We are putting all of our faith in God and the wonderful doctors at our clinic.
Kathy and I had both been to ALL the clinics together when they landed at another facility that neither of us knew existed. Rick and I switched once they got their BFP. We've never been happier. I'm so glad that Kathy and Scott have been through this. It's a rare thing when you can talk to your best friend and have this same exact situation. It's been amazing to have their support.