All the cool kids are doing it, so here's my TTC timeline:
9/08- Two IUIs at the clinic with frozen donor #1. BFN
10/08- Ovulated early, missed cycle
11/08- Two IUIs at clinic with frozen donor #1. BFN
12/08- Two home inseminations with frozen donor #1. BFN
12/31/08 -1/01/09 - IUIs at clinic with frozen donor #2. BFN
1/09- Two home inseminations with frozen donor #2. BFN
2/09- Two home inseminations with frozen donor #2. BFN
3/09- Skipped cycle so our nurse at the clinic can get us discount injectables.
4/09- Two IUIs at clinic w/ frozen donor #2. This time we have extensive monitoring and 75 IU g.onal F for 1 week. BFN
5/09- One home insem & 1 IUI at the new doctor w/frozen donor #2. Weekly acupuncture, no meds. BFN
6/09- 1IUI & 1 home insem with frozen donor #2. Injectables (150 IU g.onal F), and minimal u/s monitoring. BFN after a 21 day cycle.
7/09 - 2 IUIs with frozen donor #3. Extensive monitoring and injectables (150 IU g.onal F). BFN after a 20 day cycle.
8/09 - sitting out a cycle while waiting for a consult with our doctor at the clinic. Hopefully she'll have some idea why the high doses of injectables give me really short cycles.
9/09- Our doctor recommends we enter the big scary world of IVF
10/09- IVF cycle with frozen donor #3. 18 eggs retrieved. Only 2 make it to the day 6 transfer. BFN
11/09- IVF cycle with frozen donor #3. 26 eggs retrieved on Thanksgiving day. Once again, only 2 make it to the day 6 transfer. I begin spotting the day before my blood draw. I know the cycle is a wash, but I go in anyway. I get the surprise of a lifetime when the clinic sends an email and says that my beta is 148 at 14dpo.
12/12/09- beta #2 is 324!
12/19/09- beta #3 is 5046. My first ultrasound reveals 3 gestational sacks and 3 yolk sacks. I am floored
12/29- beta #4 is 66,700. The ultrasound reveals 2 definite heartbeats. The doctor is unsure if the third sack has anything in it.