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Timeline

January 2011 – Adios birth control!

February 2011 – No period. Start trying to chart and realize my temps are flat. Start monitoring CM which is just gross.

March 2011 – Still no period. See a regular OBGYN and am blown-off and told “these things can take a while.”

May 2011 – Meet with RE #1 who agrees we need to get this party started. I’m prescribed Clomid and Provera.

June 2011 – Clomid Fail

July 2011 – Fire RE #1 and start seeing RE #2 who diagnoses me with PCOS.

August 2011 – IUI No. 1 with 75 iu Gonal-F and Crinone. BFN and I hyper stimulate. Benched for 2 months.

October 2011 – FINALLY cleared for IUI No. 2. Use lower dosage and have a poor response. After 23 days of stims I finally trigger with several weak follicles. BFN.

November 2011 – Decide to go with IVF and begin looking for a new doctor. Meet with RE #3 who says that due to my tendency to hyper stimulate we will stimulate, harvest, grow embryos and then wait several months and do FETs. I’m bummed but realize there is no other option.

December 2011 – SHG done in preparation for IVF 1.0. All clear. Doctor is very optimistic about my chances of achieving pregnancy.

IVF #1

January 30, 2012 – Baseline scan and estrogen check scheduled. Cyst free, start 150 iu Gonal-F

February 11, 2012 – Egg retrieval after a rough ride of stims and E2 levels that fail to rise appropirately. 27 eggs retrieved.

February 16, 2012 – 3 day 5 blastocysts frozen – one rated 3AA and two at 2AA.

February 17, 2012 – 3 day 6 blastocysts frozen – one rated 6AB, one 5AA and one 5 BA

February 17, 2012 – AF starts and I begin birth control pills on Feb. 19

FET #1

April 17, 2012 – One perfect 5AA blastocyst transferred. Lining is excellent

April 24, 2012 – Faint BFP on HPT

April 26, 2012 – First Beta = 148

May 14, 2012 – First ultrasound at 6 weeks 4 days. Baby measuring behind at 5 weeks 6 days. Faint heartbeat detected

May 15, 2012 – Begin bleeding. Repeat ultrasound puts baby at 6 weeks 2 days and a strong heartbeat is detected

May 21, 2012 – Missed miscarriage. Ultrasound at 7 weeks 4 days shows no heartbeat and that baby stopped growing several days prior.

May 23, 2012 – D&C after I failed to respond to two doses of Misoprostol. “Products of Conception” sent for genetic testing and repeat loss panel done.

June 2012 – Genetic testing reveals Trisomy 15 . Taking a break until fall.

FET #2

August / September 2012 – Change RE to larger clinic in Ohio with better bedside manner. Begin protocol for FET #2

September 5, 2012 – 1 perfect day 6 blastocyst transfered. Lining weighed in at an awesome 9.

September 19, 2012 – Beta test = BFN

FET #3

October 10, 2012 – 2 5 day blastocysts transfered. Lining looks great.

October 15, 2012 – Positive “squinter” on an HPT

October 22, 2012 – Beta No. 1 = 694

October 24, 2012 – Beta No. 2 = 2,198!

November 5, 2012 – Begin bleeding, ER diagnoses a subchorionic hematoma. HCG is high, though, and I’m measuring on schedule at 6 weeks 2 days (I’m 6 weeks 3 days)

November 6, 2012 – Checkup with RE, hematoma still there and one perfect baby with one beating heart.

December 19, 2012 – 12 week scan shows healthy normal baby. NT testing gives me a 1 in 10,000 change of Trisomy 21 or 18. I’ll take it!

 

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  1. February 17, 2014

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! :) I know it’s late, we took a break last year but I’m back and SO happy to see your good news.. she is beautiful :)

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