June 1, 2009: We went off of birth control that I was on for 6 years.
June 26, 2009: We actively started trying to start our family naturally.
May 2010: We knew something was wrong so my OB ran a bunch of tests. All came back fine. No PCOS. Regular periods. Regular ovulation.
June 2010: Jeremy had tests run. All fine. He had high counts and motility.
August 2010: I had HSG performed. Worst pain EVER! I had a slight blockage on right side but everything looked great.
September 2010: Started 50mg of Clomid
November 2010: 100mg of Clomid
January 2011: Chemical pregnancy, referred to RE
March 2011: Met with Dr. Kim, our RE. He suggests no more Clomid and to start IUI
June 2011: IUI using Letrozole, Follistim, Ovidril. 1st BETA 11. Chemical pregnancy.
July 2011: Decided to take a break and try naturally using OPK.
October 2011: Chemical pregnancy (again) but at least we were getting pregnant.
January 2012: Decided to start blog!! Yay! Best decision ever.
April 2012: Decided to do IVF after attending infertility conference
May 2012: Started birth control, water sono and all the other prep for IVF. We used ARC to help finance this endeavor.
June 2012: Used Follistim, Menopur. I responded poorly at first. They lowered our IVF to IUI then we went back three days later and they put the IVF back on. But that night I ovulated naturally which eventually cancelled the cycle entirely. A few days later, I developed moderate OHSS. It was horrible. I was even in the hospital for a bit.
July 2012: OHSS went away when period showed up. Now to relax and not think about infertility.
Fall 2012: We went back and forth between adoption and trying again in the spring of 2013. But I couldn't sit still long enough. I kept wondering if we should try IUI a last time before we moved on.
November 2012: We started meds for IUI. Letrozole, Gonal F. I responded extremely well only to ovulate naturally on CD 10. We moved IUI up a day and decided not to use Ovidril because of my bout with OHSS with IVF. November 11, 2012 was our IUI date.
November 20: I started spotting and light cramping. Thinking it was over again, we scheduled a CD 3 scan to do it again. November 23, we found out I hadn't started my period because of my thick lining so they ran more tests.
1st Beta: 45
2nd Beta: 351 (doubling time 22 hours)
3rd Beta: 943 (doubling time 24 hours)
December 2012: We went for our first ultrasound at 6w3d and saw TWO babies! TWO strong heartbeats!! We were shocked. We were released from RE on 12/28 at 8w5d. Still so hard to believe it is really happening. So blessed!