My TTC Timeline

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  • January-April 2011: Not preventing anything and not-so-secretly scheming sex every other day at mid-cycle. Hubby just went with it. 🙂
  • May 2011: Visit gynecologist for yearly check-up and express our desire for a baby shortly after our wedding in December 2010. Learn that my LH and FSH hormone levels are not right. Not really diagnosed with PCOS but ovulation is irregular/nonexistent. Doctor recommends Clomid. We decide to wait until October 2011 to start Clomid for “timing” purposes. Ha!
  • June-September 2011: Enjoy the summer and anxiously anticipate October. No contraception.
  • October-December 2011: Clomid each month, but no pregnancy.
  • January 2012: Clomid and referral to infertility clinic.
  • February 2012: Clomid and testing for husband and me.
  • March 2012-June 2012: Nothing.
  • July 2012: IUI with Femera and Ovidrel, but no pregnancy.
  • August-September 2012: Nothing.
  • October 2012: First visit with new infertility doctor at different clinic. Testing for husband and me.
  • November 2012: Prepare for first IVF cycle in December.
  • December 2012: Birth control for IVF cycle. Stim cycle is delayed due to cyst.
  • January 2013: Ovidrel to get rid of cyst, and Lupron for “suppression phase.” Egg retrieval: 17 eggs; 14 mature; 8 fertilized; 2 blastocysts.
  • February 2013: Day 5 fresh single embryo transfer, but no pregnancy.
  • March 2013: Injections for frozen single embryo transfer.
  • April 2013: Frozen single embryo transfer, but no pregnancy.
  • May 2013: Birth control for “suppression phase.”
  • June 2013: Egg retrieval: 25 eggs; 13 mature; 5 fertilized; 1 blastocyst and 9-cell embryo by day 5. Fresh embryo transfer with blastocyst and 9-cell.
  • June 27, 2013: Positive home pregnancy test.
  • June 28, 2013: Positive home pregnancy test. Eleven days after transfer, HCG is 38.6.
  • June 29, 2013: Second line is faint on home pregnancy test. Blood starts to flow. Broken heart.
  • July 2013: Metformin, CoQ10, prenatals, acupuncture, low carb diet, running, fertility yoga.
  • August 2013: Luteal-phase protocol dependent on my ovulating, but I didn’t. Instead, Provera on days 31-40 and Gonal-f on days 6, 7, and 8 of Provera. Cycle day 1 arrives, and stims begin on day 3.
  • August 24, 2013: Three luteal-phase and 11 follicular-phase stim days later, it’s time for egg retrieval #3. Egg retrieval: 31 eggs; 11 mature; 9 fertilized.
  • August 26, 2013: Six 4-cell, two 3-cell, and one 2-cell embryos. Planning for day 5 transfer.
  • August 29, 2013: Two cavitated embryos and one at 8 cells that wants to keep growing. Doctor suggests we transfer all three.
  • September 9, 2013: Beta day two days early due to bleeding. As suspected, the bleeding was my period. Negative.
  • September 12, 2013: First of two Depot Lupron shots to basically put me in menopause for 60 days.
  • October 11, 2013: Second of two Depot Lupron shots. Hopefully I won’t have another week of headaches. :/ Onto 30 more days of hot flashes and dryness in my lady parts.
  • November 2013: Fourth stim cycle with Saizen.
  • November 21, 2013: 24 eggs retrieved; 9 mature; 4 fertilized.
  • November 24, 2013: Day 3 transfer with 10-cell, 9-cell, and 7-cell embryos. Fourth embryo degenerated.
  • December 6 – 9, 2013: Positive HPT each day, but bleeding starts on December 7.
  • December 9, 2013: HCG is 27-point-something; very likely a chemical pregnancy.
  • December 11, 2013: Follow-up HCG blood draw pending: 7-point-something. Instructed to stop all cycle meds. Follow-up blood draw on December 16.
  • December 16, 2013: No phone call; I guess my HCG was below 5. Thankful my body has moved on as I know so many women struggle for “it” to finally end.
  • Next up: A lot of money. A lot of hope. We are moving on to what the Lord has in store for us.
  • January 14, 2014: Mock embryo transfer and consultation with a social worker.
  • January 17, 2014: We name our donor Mary … and we FIND our Mary!
  • January 20, 2014: We learn that Mary has been chosen by two other recipients; we are the secondary recipient. Donor Egg Cycle #1 is pending!
  • February 13, 2014: Diagnosed with two copies of MTHFR mutation, homozygous for the C677T mutation. Instructed to begin Folgard and Baby Aspirin. Suppression phase with birth control pills and Lupron for a March 2014 donor egg stim cycle.
  • March 2014: Two-week cycle with birth control pills and Lupron. Delestrogen to grow lining; measures over 8.5 on March 17. No luck of the Irish here; Mary has a CYST! Will it shrink, or will we start over?
  • March 29, 2014: Day 1 of stims.
  • April 11, 2014: Egg retrieval: 8 eggs; 6 mature; 4 fertilized
  • April 13, 2014: Day 2 report: 5-cell; two 4-cells; 3-cell with 10% fragmentation
  • April 14, 2014: Day 3 report: 12-cell with 5% fragmentation; perfect 8-cell; 8-cell with 5% fragmentation; 6-cell with 5% fragmentation
  • April 16, 2014: Day 5 transfer: AC blastocyst and BB blastocyst
  • April 22 – 29, 2014: Positive home pregnancy tests!
  • April 29, 2014: Beta Day 1 13dp5dt: 1,309
  • May 1, 2014: Beta Day 2 15dp5dt: 2,381
  • May 9, 2014: 6-week ultrasound shows two of everything! TWINS!
  • July 22, 2014: Two GIRLS!!! Baby A measures 16 weeks + 4 days. Baby B measures 15 weeks + 6 days. My precious Baby B has single umbilical artery (SUA) and choroid plexus. More testing and prayers to follow … She is perfect in our eyes anyway; we just want the best life for our Princess B.
  • September 29, 2014: Admitted to hospital at 26 weeks + 3 days for severe pre-eclampsia.
  • October 8, 2014: Rowan Mac Glover arrived at 10:36 a.m. weighing 2 pounds, 1 ounce. Emmanuelle Mac Glover arrived at 10:37 a.m. weighing 1 pound, 10 ounces.
  • October 9, 2014: Emmanuelle went to be with Jesus on the morning of Mommy’s 27th birthday.
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