March 2012: Try to conceive baby #1. Unsuccessful. Read books and figure out how to really do it.
April 2012: Conceive baby #1. And that’s it. It took two tries.
Jan 2013: Baby #1 born. I love him to pieces.
March 2104: First attempt to have baby #2. Fail.
Each month after that – Fail.
July 2014: Visit my OB/GYN. Get the tests done, semen analysis, hysteroscopy. Doctors say all is normal.
August 2014: Skipped period. OB/GYN office keeps saying my lab results are normal. This was three calls with the same results over and over.
September 2014: Finally get into OB/GYN office to have a doctor look at my test results. Three numbers are way off. WTF? You could have told me this two months ago. Go directly to Fertility Clinic. Do not pass GO, do not collect $200.
October 2014: Start taking birth control pills prior to IVF #1.
November 2014: Inject meds for 8 days for IVF #1. Cycle canceled because body did not respond. I had few follicles, and my estrogen level went up to 42.
December 2014: Cannot do a cycle because it’s the holiday season and they shut down for two weeks.
January 2015: IVF #2. Complete cycle of injectable meds, no birth control pills in this cycle because it whacked-out my body in #1.
Early February 2015: Egg Retrieval and Transfer – 4 retrieved, 3 matured, 2 fertilized and transferred.
March 2015: At 8 weeks and 1 day, there was no heartbeat. D&C 6 days later.
April 2015: Forced to skip this month.
Late May 2015: IVF #3 ends a week after it began. No follicle growth, no rise in estrogen.
July 2015: Meet new doctor at second fertility clinic.
September 2015: IVF #4 canceled after 8 days of meds.
October 2015: IVF #5 turns into IUI. Just for giggles. Not pregnant.
December 2015: After minimal cycle, IVF #6 finally goes to egg retrieval (1 egg) and transfer (grade AA). Pronounced pregnant three days before Christmas.
Late January 2016: At 9 weeks and 3 days, no heartbeat. Measured 8 weeks and 2 days. D&C next day.