March 2006 – Our first official date after months of making out in dark bars
January 2011 – We get engaged on NYE at the stroke of midnight under fireworks
April 2012 – We get married!!!
May 2013 – Follow-up appointment with Dr J after months of pain, weight gain, irregular periods, and discuss TTC
October 2013 – Acupuncture, gluten free, caffeine free, dairy free started
November 2013 – Laparoscopic surgery in hopes of increased fertility – Stage IV endometriosis; extensive clean-up work is done and both tubes appear clear
February 2014 – TTC post-surgery for another 3 months naturally, regroup with Dr J and fertility drugs started
March 2014 – First Clomid cycle: few side effects, 3 follicles, BFN
April 2014 – Second Clomid cycle: LOTS of side effects, no mature follicles, cyst, BFN
May 2014 – Referred to Dr. M and started regular Mayan abdominal massage and daily natural herbal remedies
June 2014 – Second full fertility workup: blood work, AFC, ultrasounds, HSG, endometrial biopsy, even more bloodwork and ultrasounds
July 2014 – Regroup with Dr M to discuss bilateral hydrosalpinx, low AMH, low progesterone, luteal phase defect, vitamin D deficiency, high testosterone. Decide on timeline for IVF and surgery in fall.
August 2014 – Estrogen Priming Cycle
September 2014 – IVF Round 1 with Menopur, Gonal-F, and Clomid protocol. Slow responder but ended with 14 eggs retrieved, 11 mature, 9 fertilized with ICSI, and 9 blasts frozen.
October 2014 – Depot Lupron suppression
November 2014 – Depot Lupron suppression and bilateral salpingectomy
December 2014 – BCP and Estrogen replacement therapy
January 2015 – Transferred two 5 day embryos (5AA and 3AA) on January 8th!