December 2012: This is where it begins, au naturel.
November 2014: Something’s not quite right, let’s check it out.
January 2015: “Graduated” to our fertility clinic. After the normal workup of tests, diagnosed with “unexplained infertility,” also known as ::shrugs::. First Clomid + IUI cycle.
March 2015: Second Clomid + IUI cycle. The one where the timing was a total crap shoot and it actually worked.
April 2015: Miscarriage at six weeks and D&C. April sucks.
June 2015: Third Clomid + IUI cycle.
February 2016: Fourth Clomid + IUI cycle. Pregnant.
April 2016: Miscarriage at seven weeks. No, seriously, April sucks.
May 2016: Begin acupuncture.
November 2016: Second IVF. Frozen transfer of two embyros, Anna and Elsa. Epic fail, as the youngsters say.
January 2017: First uterine lining biopsy (ouch). Diagnosed with chronic endometritis.
February 2017: Following an antibiotic regimen, second biopsy. Chronic endometritis wins round one. Proceed with a boatload of antibiotics for round two.
March 2017: Third (and heaven willing final) biopsy. I win round two, suckas.
April 2017: Clomid + IUI cycle numero cinco, because why not go back to what worked? Spoiler alert: not this time.
October 2017: Just kidding, we’re going to try this again. Second opinion from a new RE.