Its good that you have set a limit for yourself. We always said that we would know when we hit that limit. After failing cycle number 7 I was at the end of my tether, but DH said "we have a few more cycles in us". So I reckon 2 more then I call it quits.
The DE scenario has entered my mind of late. But Im not quite swayed by it yet. My husband is. I keep questioning so many things about it. Who do you tell? When do you tell the child? What happens if you and your husband broke up(god forbid) What about if the child becomes an angry teenager and has issues with it in later life (I teach teenage girls) Would I be able to deal with it? What about if I wasnt a good enough mother and they wanted to try to find their biological mother? I guess if we chose that path we would have counselling and all these questions would be addressed. Im not totally against it Im just scared of the unknown. But I must admit I have thought about it more and more recently.
Regarding lining issues my lining has ranged between 10 and 6 mm during different stim cyles. It has always been reasonably ok. My FS saids its not an issue.
Yesterday I went to get a second opinion via a gyno and he sent me to have an ultrasound to appease me. I felt like I was betraying my FS. The ultrasound doctor said he had never seen such a thin lining at day 11. I finished my last cycle 7 june, got my withdrawal 9 June and 10 days later, being yesterday, my lining is at 4mm. Im wondering if this is due to ivf and wtf it is doing to our poor bodies.