2005 – Married. Kissing. Honeymoon. Delightfully oblivious at what is ahead.
2008 – Started having the talk about starting our family. Moved off of birth control pills. If it happens … Yay!
2009 – Let’s do this! Began actively trying with diligent timing to start our family.
2010 – Um, what’s going on? Visited the doctor after a year and learned more about my PCOS diagnosis. We’re starting to understand things might be tricky. Had an HSG and everything looks great.
2011 – Went through 6 clomid cycles – starting at 50 mg and ending at 200 mg. Only ovulated once during that time, all other cycles resulted in no/low follicle counts. Feeling worn.
2012 – Changed to an RE for treatment. Went through 4 monitored Femara cycles and an IUI. Josh had a sperm analysis done and his swimmers are rock stars. Looks like it’s all me. Decided to move forward with IVF. Started our first cycle in November/December and on day 5 transferred one blast and one morula. (Froze 1 blast) We’re pregnant! Unfortunately it was short-lived and I began to miscarry on Christmas after celebrating with our families. Heartache.
2013 – Went into another fresh IVF cycle in April. Transferred 2 morulas and froze 2 day-6 blasts. Transfer did not result in a pregnancy. Frozen Embryo Transfer #1 happened in July, transferring 2 of our 3 blasts. We’re pregnant again! Unfortunately we lost this pregnancy as well. I miscarried incorrectly and needed to have an emergency D&C 3 and a half weeks later. Frozen Embryo Transfer #2 happened in October, transferring our last hatching blast. Again, we were not able to achieve a pregnancy from this. Decided to step back, pray and see where God is leading us. Began working with a naturopathic doctor and making herb diet changes.
2014 – Ended relationship with naturopathic doctor. Began seeing my acupuncturist regularly. Had a laparoscopy and hysteroscopy done in April with results showing that there is nothing wrong with my reproductive system. We continue to pray and wait.
Nov 2014 – Diagnosed with a severe Factor V Ledden mutation.
Dec 2014 – Let’s step back into this ring! A December IUI is planned but resulted in a negative.
Jan 2015 – Heading into our 7th letrozole/femara cycle and IUI. Lucky number 7? Dealt with a cancelled cycle due to overstimming and not being willing to sign a multi-fetal reduction form.
Feb/March 2015 – Another IUI and another positive pregnancy test! Unfortunately it resulted in miscarriage #3. Back to a cycle or two of birth control to reset as we rethink our future steps.
May 2015 – An endometrial scratch was completed in preparation for a June IUI.
June 2015 – Another IUI, BFN.
Spring 2016 – Final IVF cycle with Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine – Minneapolis. 7 babies on ice!
Sept 2016 – Frozen Embryo Transfer 2 embryos.
Oct 2016 – PREGNANT! With boy/girl TWINS! Praise the Lord! Due date – June 2, 2017
A few pictures of the journey, surgeries, babies created, and love shared thus far!