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How We Got Here
My original ttc blog is at Advanced Baby Making.

March 2006
Finished bcp.

December 2006
Started seeing RE.

January 2007
Tried to schedule HSG. No available appointments. :|

February 2007
Tried to schedule HSG... again. No available appointments... again. wtf.

April 2007
Dx'd w/ MFI "triple strike": Low counts, low motility, low morphology.

May 2007
Clear HSG. Dx'd w/ PCOS w/ insulin resistance. Started Metformin 300 mg/day

June 6-10
Clomid cycle #1, 100 mg, CD 5-9.

June 19
IUI cancelled, no available appointments. wtf.

July 11-15
Clomid cycle #2, 100 mg, CD 5-9.

July 19
IUI #1. 1 mature follicle (21.9 mm) and 4.3 million motile sperm. Failed.

August 11-15
Clomid cycle #3, 100 mg, CD 5-9.

August 23
IUI #2. 3 mature follicles and 2.3 million motile sperm. Failed.

September 5
Appt. w/ urologist. "Can't help you."

September 12-16
Clomid cycle #4, 100 mg, CD 5-9

September 22 IUI #3
Request for progesterone supplements denied. 1-4 mature follicles and 1.7 million motile sperm. Failed.

October 11-15
Clomid cycle #5, 100 mg, CD 5-9

October 22
IUI #4. 2-4 mature follicles and 1 million motile sperm. Failed.

October 27
Lost insurance that covered treatments.

February 2008
Started TCM: Acupuncture, herbs, eating organic foods.

May 2008
Finished acupuncture. Moved to Ohio

June 2008
Started new job with insurance that offers some infertility coverage.

June
Consultation with RE to look into doing IVF w/ ICSI.

July
Blood work all normal. The Boy's chromosomes all normal. Sonohysterogram normal. Mock transfer done. Back up sperm frozen for ICSI - SA results 4 million county with 24% motility.

August
Started BCPs.

August 22
Started 10 units of Lupron.

September 6
Cut down Lupron to 5 units a day, started 2 vials of Bravelle twice a day.

September 16
Took trigger shot of Novarel.

September 18
9 eggs fertilized. 7 growing on schedule.

September 22
2 advanced blasts transferred.

September 25
Found out remaining 5 embryos all stopped growing. None to freeze.

October 1
Cramps/spotting. Faint positive test.

October 2
First beta: 51. BFP! BFP!

October 6, 2008
Second beta: 191. Doubling time of 2.09 days! Feeling symptoms and the spotting has stopped - I'M PREGNANT!

June 6, 2009
Baby K born at 7:54 p.m. 8 lbs., 12 oz., 19 1/2 inches long!

October 2009
Contacted about possible adoption situation. Fell through but made us get the ball rolling on pursing adoption. http://nealandcarriesadoption.blogspot.com

March 2010
Got great news on sperm count - almost normal with just a few issues! Decided to go ahead and start trying for Baby #2. Got hopes up that it'd work first time, but BFN. 29 day cycle.

April 2010
BFN. 32 day cycle.

May 2010
BFN. 44 day cycle (?)

June 2010
BFN. 27 day cycle.

July 2010
Used OPKs. Positives on CD17 and CD18. BFN. 31 day cycle.

August 2011
OPKs:





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