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.
We have found ourselves growing apart from a lot of our childless friends over the years too. Not all of them but many of them who physically show their disgust for childern and people who have them. People who are into careers and parties and social networking, people who find kids repulsive. The sad thing is, that means many of our gay and lesbian friends and we seem to spend more and more time with our breeder friends because of it. I think there is a little bit of growing up in addition to growing apart going on here too.
popping in to say.. thanks for your blog and look forward to following you :)
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