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.
June 2016: First IVF attempt. Stim cycle resulting in 23 eggs, and six embryos. Fresh embryo transfer of one, 3AB. Big failure.
November 2016: Second IVF attempt. Frozen transfer (FET) 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. Goodbye endometritis!
April 2017: Clomid + IUI cycle numero cinco, because why not go back to what worked? Spoiler alert: not this time.
August 2017: Third (and final?) IVF attempt. FET of two embryos, Olaf and Anakin. Chemical pregnancy (aka world’s shortest pregnancy).
October 2017: Just kidding, we’re going to try this again. Second opinion from a new RE.
November 2017 – February 2018: Lost 35 pounds to try to produce better quality eggs.
February/March 2018: IVF attempt #4. Stim Part Deux: Electric Boogaloo resulting in 34 eggs and five embryos. PGS testing of five, plus leftover from stim #1. Two lucky winners, 6AA and 5BB. Lots of happy crying.
April 2018: ERA / mock FET cycle. Fourth biopsy and I didn’t faint! ERA determined I am 12 hours pre-receptive. Moved PIO shots to the mornings to accommodate appropriate transfer timing.
May 2018: FET of 5BB. IVF pregnancy with Little Wookiee.
February 10, 2019: Eliza Jayne arrives