January 2011 – pregnant naturally. Not trying
April 28th 2011 – early 20 week checkup reveals no heartbeat
May 2nd 2011 – Induced and deliver my son, Blake after 18 hours of labor. Labs on both me and my baby reveal nothing.
June 2011-May 2012 Take a TTC break for 1 year. Go on birth control to focus on healing the big gaping hole in my heart.
May 2012 – Begin trying
July 2012 – we are pregnant (naturally)
September 2012 – Blighted ovum at 9 weeks have a D&C.
October 2012 – Break
November 2012- Bloodwork. Reveals I have a TSH level of 3.0. Dr says it’s normal but wants it at a 2.0. Puts me on Synthroid. We start interviewing fertility doctors. Find a fabulous doctor that we love in Santa Monica. Find out husband has abnormal morphology. Dr. recommends IUI.
November 2012- March 2013 – Husband goes on gluten free diet to try and get his numbers up. See minor improvement. Try naturally (no luck)
March 2013 – Begin IUI process 150 iu Follistim for 10 days (5 matured follicles at trigger)
April 2013 – We are pregnant! (Ectopic) get methotrexate shots
May-August 2013 – Take time off to move to Florida and find new RE:
August 2013 – Start BCP to prep for IVF #1
September 2013 – IVF #1 – 225 iu Follistim 10 iu Lupron twice daily. Upped Follistim to 300 iu on CD 4 after my ovaries were unresponsive. Canceled CD 10 due to poor response. Only three follicles maturing. Dr says I have low AMH .60 maybe I should move on to donor eggs.
October 2013 – Fired my Florida RE: Going back to my LA RE
November 2013 – December 2013 – Begin weekly acupuncture, 600 mg CoQ10 daily, Chinese herbs, yoga, wheat grass…
January 2014 – IVF # 2 (Menopur / Follistim/Ganirelix Protocol) Back with my RE in Los Angeles
Baseline antral follicle count: 11
Stim Days 1-3 – 225 iu Follistim+ 75 iu Menopur. No BCP 7 maturing follicles E2 197
Stim Days 4-7 150 Follistim 150 +Menopur + Ganirelix 9 maturing follices E2 492
Stim Day 8-10 150 Follistim + 150 Menopur + Ganirelix + 50 iu Omnitrope 8 maturing follicles Day 8 E2: 947 Day 10: 1272
Day 11: Egg retrieval 9 eggs retrieved, 8 mature, 7 are doing their thing on day 2.
3 day transfer: two perfect 8 cell grade A embryos.
9dp3dt: BFN on HPT
11dpt3dt: BFN on HPT
Valentine’s Day 2014: BETA: BFN
February 2014: Began our home study paperwork for adoption
April 2014: Completed our home study paperwork for adoption and have been assigned a case worker
June 2014: Home study approved
June 2014: Cautiously and optimistically expecting an adopted baby girl in Fall 2014
July 2014: Surprise! Natural BFP! Could it be that we actually have not one but two babes on the way?
August 2014: Sweet P was born 8/26 and welcomed in to our family via a semi-open adoption
September 2014: Babe #2: It’s a Boy
December 2014: Third trimester!!!
ME: DOR – AMH.60 FSH 11 and Hashimotos which I take Synthroid for daily.
My lifestyle: 5’8 135lbs, gym rat who loves triathlons and half marathons and bikram yoga. Always a healthy eater. Big in to juicing, almost gluten-free diet. Never smoked Have cut out caffeine, alcohol
DH: Poor sperm morphology