We were married in 2003. I am 33 and my dear husband is 34. We conceived our dear son in March 2004 and delivered him via emergency c-section in December 2004. We started TTC #2 in July 2006. After 3.5 years of secondary infertility we delivered our twin sons in January 2010.
July 2006- TTC naturally September 2006- chemical pregnancy September 2006-March 2007- TTC naturally March 2007- first appt with RE April 2007- HSG was normal July 2007- clomid cycle--BFN Diagnosed: Male Factor Infertility- low morphology August- October 2007- two IUIs with injectibles-- BFN November 2007- switched REs November-December 2007- two IUIs with injectibles--BFN March 2008- IVF #1, 18 eggs, 13 mature, 11 fertilized w/ICSI, 10 still growing on Day 5, tx'ed 2 blasts, given 75-85% chance of sucess--BFN June 2008- FET #1- Tx'ed two frozen blasts, given 65% chance of sucess--BFN August 2008- IVF #2, 23 eggs, 19 mature, 15 fertilized w/ICSI, 13 still growing on Day 3, tx'ed 2 8-cell embies, given almost 100% chance of sucess--beta 4.4 technical BFN. Although RE said he thought "it was the beginning of a pregnancy" which would make it a chemical pregnancy. September 2008- Saline sonogram to check for polyps- normal and endometrial biopsy to "fluff" lining November 2008- FET #2- Tx'ed two frozen blasts, given 75% chance of sucess- BFN December 2008- phone consult with CCRM January 2009- One day work-up at CCRM- found that I have restricted blood flow to my uterus February 2009- endometrial biopsy/E-Tegrity test came back positive for beta 3 integrin protein May 2009- IVF #3, 25 eggs, 20 mature, 13 fertilized w/ICSI, 10 still growing on Day 3, tx'ed 3 embies on Day 3- 2 8-cell and one compacting, 3 hatching blasts frozen. Beta #1 9dp3dt- 159. Beta #2 11dp3dt- 303, P4 80.3. BFP! June 8, 2009- First u/s- TWINS!! DUE January 29, 2010
M- dear husband L- dear son BFP- big fat positive BFN- big fat negative beta- pregnancy hormone level HCG- pregnancy hormone HPT- home pregnancy test AF- Aunt Flo, menstrual cycle, period CCRM- Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine DH- dear husband DS- dear son or donor sperm DE- donor egg GS- gestational surrogate OPK- ovulation predictor kit IF- Infertility TTC- trying to conceive IUI- intra-uterine insemination IVF- in-vitro fertilization BA- baby aspirin RE- Reproductive Endocrinologist, fertility doctor WTF- what the f*ck b/w- blood work u/s- ultra sound CM- cervical mucous tmi- too much information ICSI- intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection ER- egg retrieval ET- embryo transfer frosties- frozen embryos embies- embryos BCP- birth control pills