TTC Timeline

September 2000 – Went on our first date after about a year and a half of talking online.

August 2007 – Threw out the birth control and was charting to avoid pregnancy (ha!)

October 2008 – Finally got married.

January 2009 – Began ttc.

April 2010 – First visit to the fertility clinic. Diagnosis: male factor, low count.

May 2010 – IUI #1 (no meds) – BFN

July 2010 – IUI #2 (no meds) – BFN

September 2010 – IUI #3 + Clomid – BFN

October 2010 – IUI #4 + Clomid & Femara (one follicle, two smaller ones) – BFN

November 2010 – IUI #5 + Clomid & Femara (two good size follicles) – BFN

December 2010 – May 2011 – took a break to address an ovarian cyst and explore male factor causes

June 2011 – IUI #6 + Clomid, Femara, & Gonal-F (two follicles) – BFN

July 2011 – IUI #7 + Clomid, Femara, & Gonal-F (doses increased) (4-7 follicles) – BFN

Fall 2011 – Gearing up for IVF. Please let this work…

IVF #1 deets:

August 2011 – Start taking Marvelon.

September 2011 – Start taking Synarel.

October 1 – Begin Bravelle and Repronex injections.

** oh somewhere along the IVF prep road, the clinic tests me and informs me I’m insulin resistant (WTF? Shouldn’t this have been tested long before now?!) They put me on Metformin.

October 13 – 19 follicles going into retrieval. 15 eggs retrieved.

October 14 – Only 6 mature eggs (WTF?!) and only 4 fertilized with ICSI.

October 15 – 2 embryos looking good, one not so good.

October 16 – Transfered 2 “perfect” embryos. Third one arrested. (little criminal…)

Pregnancy deets:

October 29 – First BFP ever. Beta 82.5

October 31 – 2nd beta 229

November 16 – First ultrasound. One perfect little heartbeat heard and seen.

December 14 – 2nd ultrasound. Everything looking good!

January 1, 2012 – Big ol’ subchorionic bleed.

January 4 – Ultrasound — baby is fine.

January 26 – Our perfect baby girl is born far too soon. Placental abruption at 17 weeks.

Starting over:

April – July 2012 – Jumping through ridiculous, time wasting hoops at a new clinic.

August 1, 2012 – Appointment with Dr. M at our original clinic

IVF #2 deets:

August 29 – Start Marvelon

September 20 – Start Synarel

October 7 – Start stims — 300mg of Bravelle, 75mg of Repronex

October 18 – Retrieval — 24 follicles, 13 eggs retrieved

October 19 – 11 eggs ICSI’d, 9 fertilized

October 20 – 9 embies continue to divide, all are between 2-4 cells

October 21 – 8 grade 1, 8-cell embies remain (1 little dude arrested) — transferred 2

November 3 – BFN

FET #1

January 2013  – After waiting through a very long post-IVF cycle, we attempted to do an unmedicated cycle.  No go.  My estrogen just didn’t want to co-operate.

February 16 – medicated cycle.

March 8 – transferred one hatching blast

March 23 – BFP 15dp5dt, beta 1664

March  25 – 2nd beta 3899

April 7 – early u/s because of bleed — small SCH and one amazing little heart beat

June 10 – one teensy penis displayed for momma to see during u/s… it’s a boy!!!

November 29 – Our miracle is born.


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