June 2012 - May 2013: TTC naturally. Dx with PCOS and anovulation
May - Nov 2013: Medicated cycles always ending with no/poor response to meds
Nov 2013: IVF #1 led to pregnancy!
Mar 2014: Lost our sweet baby at 20weeks PG (TFMR due to severe Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus)
June - July 2014: Started ovulating naturally for the first time ever. Began TTCAL on our own while planning FET #1 .
Aug 2014: Miracle BFP on a med-free cycle!
Mar 2015: Found out at 36w PG that our son has a form of dwarfism but doctors unable to confirm what type until after he is born
Apr 2015: Jack is born HEALTHY on April 9th at 39 weeks via c-section! Achondroplasia (most common form of dwarfism) confirmed a few weeks later.
The Present: Just trying to figure out where to go from here and if/how/when we may add to our family.
June 2012: Started officially TTC. Took about a billion HPTs because I had no idea how my body worked yet.
July & Aug 2012: Got smart and started charting temps, CM & OPKs. Cycle ended naturally but no indication of ovulation.
Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec 2012: 121 day cycle, anovulatory, ended with Provera. Actually charted for the entire 4 months to confirm anovulation. Discovered I get lot of LH surges throughout my cycles leading me to think I'm going to O but I never do. Diagnosed with PCOS by my ob/gyn in Nov.
Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar 2013: 85 day cycle, anovulatory, ended with Provera. Had b/w done (basically okay - high androgen levels, consistent with PCOS).
Mar, Apr, May 2013: 60 day cycle, anovulatory, ended with Provera. Cycle started with 18 days of bleeding - fun. Met with RE in March. Completed all testing: good HSG, U/S & SA results! B/W was decent. Started Metformin, 1500mg/day. Tried acupuncture. Trying to lose weight to encourage O.
May & June 2013: Clomid 50mg + TI = No response to meds. More Provera!
June & July 2013: Clomid 100mg + TI = No response to meds. More f$%@in' Provera. Started really focusing on being as healthy as possible/losing weight.
July & Aug 2013: Clomid 150mg + TI = Poor response to meds, canceled trigger. RE recommended moving to IVF next cycle. While waiting for authorization paperwork to clear, I O'd on my own for the first time ever! (Irony!) Ended in a BFN but totally threw me for a loop and made me reluctant to move on to IVF next cycle. Decided to try for one more medicated cycle.
Sept 2013: Letrozole + TI = Poor response to meds, canceled trigger. Waited it out to see if I'd have another miracle O but no luck so more Provera.
Oct & Nov 2013: IVF cycle #1! Meds: 4 wks Emoquette (BCPs), Lupron, Gonal-F, Novarel, Crinone. Egg Retrieval was on 11/22 where they retrieved 24 eggs (!!), 14 of which fertilized. 5-day transfer of one grade 7 blastocyst on 11/27 and 3 additional embryos made it to freeze. Ended up with a moderate case of OHSS which sucked but was worth it because BFP on 12/5/13!!! EDD: 8/15/14
Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar 2014: 5 blissful months of pregnancy, excitement, puking and love.
March 2014: Learned that our precious baby (our little Petey Nugget) had severe physical and mental deformities due to Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus and would not make it :'-(
D&E at 20 weeks pregnant. Said goodbye to our sweet angel on March 27, 2014.
June 2014: Started TTC again on our own. Scared to death. BFN on naturally ovulatory cycle.
July 2014: Back to the RE to begin work up for FET #1 ( planned for August) and learned I now have high blood pressure. FET on hold until I can lose 20 lbs and bring down BP. Still TTC on own and actually ovulated again! Hoping for a miracle BFP.
Aug 2014: MIRACLE BFP on 8/6/14!!! EDD: 4/17/15. Praying for a healthy baby.
Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar 2015: A whole lotta pregnancy with a whole lotta symptoms.
Mar 2015: Found out at 36 weeks pregnant that our son has a skeletal dysplasia (aka: a form of dwarfism). Drs unable to confirm which type or how severe his complications will be until he is born. Still just praying for a healthy baby.
Apr 2015: Baby Jack born via c-section on 4/9/15!!! 9lbs, 6oz and HEALTHY!! Genetic testing begins so we can figure out what type of dwarfism he has. Doctors' preliminary diagnosis is Achondroplasia, the most common type.