Dec.2008 – Got hitched
Jan.2009 – Started “not trying NOT to get pregnant”
Mar.2009 – Started charting BBT and officially TTC
Jun.2009 – Slight disappointment
Oct.2009 – Frustration
Jan.2010 – Ob-Gyn declares that we “haven’t been trying hard enough” and sends me packing
Apr.2010 – No baby yet; got a kitten
May.2010 – Further disappointment
Aug.2010 – New Ob-Gyn sends me for bloodwork, which comes back normal
Sept.2010 – Hubby’s “swimmer test” also comes back normal
Sept.2010 – HSG performed, tubes clear
Oct.2010 – Agree to try naturally for a bit longer
Jan.2011 – Formal diagnosis, unexplained infertility
Feb.2011 – Clomid 50mg, CD5-9, round one – unsuccessful
Mar.2011 – Clomid 50mg, CD5-9, round two – unsuccessful
Apr.2011 – Natural cycle; on the waiting list to see the RE in June
May.2011 – Another natural cycle; U/S discovered 5.5cm ovarian cyst
Jun.2011 – First meeting with the RE
Jul.2011 – Femara 5mg, CD3-7, + Ovidrel trigger – unsuccessful
Aug.2011-Nov.2011 – Femara/Ovidrel rounds 2-4 – unsuccessful
Dec.2011-Jan.2012 – Natural Cycle – haha, very funny
Feb.2012 – Accepted into AMIGOS Research Study for Unexplained Infertility
Feb.2012 – Blind meds regimen (Clomid 100mg or Femara 5mg) + HCG trigger + IUI #1 – unsuccessful
Mar.2012 – CD3 blood work showed high E2 – month off meds
Apr.2012 – AMIGOS Research Study, Cycle 2 – Blind meds + HCG trigger + IUI #2 – unsuccessful
May.2012 – AMIGOS Research Study, Cycle 3 – Blind meds + HCG trigger + IUI #3 – unsuccessful
Jun.2012 – AMIGOS Research Study, Cycle 4 – Blind meds + HCG trigger + IUI #4 – unsuccessful
Jul.2012 – Waiting to see a new RE in Toledo; rather enjoying the freedom to tattoo my body and consume gallons of wine
Jul.2012 – New RE breaks the news that I have low FSH, and the husband has low morphology. Starting Femara + Menopur immediately!
Aug.2012 – BFP at 10DPO on 8/13 – the husband’s 32nd birthday! EDD 4/26/12
Sep.2012 – Several ultrasounds show slow growth, and on 9/18 at 8w4d, it was confirmed that we would miscarry. Took Cytotec on 9/20, MC complete on 9/23.
Oct.2012 – Starting all over…
Nov. – Dec.2012 – Femara 5mg + Menopur 75iu + Ovidrel = BFNs
Jan.2013 – Femara 5mg + Menopur 75iu/150iu + Ovidrel = BFN
Feb.2013 – Break cycle, scout for new doctor, further testing, acupuncture
Apr.2013 – New RE, possible “lean” PCOS diagnosis, start Metformin
May.2013 – Femara + Gonal F + Ovidrel + IUI = BFN
Jun.2013 – Femara + unmonitored cycle = BFN
Laparascopy Surgery cancelled, RE says IVF or nothing; stop Metformin
Aug.2013 – Starting fresh with a new fertility-minded acupuncturist/Traditional Chinese Medicine expert; fully invested in the needles and herbs path!
Nov.2013 – Honored to be the recipient of the Hope Award for Best Blog from RESOLVE! Amazing!!
Feb.2014 – Started a local peer-led support group, sponsored by RESOLVE
Mar.2014 – Hit the official Five Years of Trying mark… Chose to focus less on TTC for the first time in our whole marriage
Apr.2014 – Enjoying married life… without the stresses of TTC for a change!
Apr.2014 – Just kidding – BFP at 11DPO – Estimated Due Date is Christmas Day 2014!!!