Infertility Timeline

Read all out our infertility journey, and be sure to visit my Face of Infertility project.

Since it’s hard for me to keep track of this crazy timeline, it must be impossible for you.  Here’s how our infertility journey has gone so far…

  • August 2008 — Stop birth control.  Don’t tell anyone.
  • August – November 2008 — Pretend like we are waiting to start trying until after our cruise in January.  Experience crazy irregular cycles.
  • December 2008 — Annual visit with OB/GYN.  Told everything looks healthy.  Decide to start tracking temps and using ovulation predictor kits because I’m anal.
  • January 2009 — Let the cat out of the bag that we are trying.  Have a regular cycle!!!
  • February – March 2009 — More irregular cycles.  Ted goes for semen analysis.
  • April 2009 — The cycle that won’t end.  After 43 days, start progesterone to make me get my period.
  • May 2009 — Annual thyroid check.  Levels were slightly off, so my dose was changed.  Start 50 mg of Clomid.  Our 5th wedding anniversary.
  • June 2009 — Suddenly have a normal cycle.  Second round of 50mg of Clomid.  Leave Vegas due to ovulation that I didn’t think would happen for another week.  Big fat negative.
  • July 2009 — Normal cycle #3!  Third round of 50mg of Clomid.  Big fat negative.
  • August 2009 — Head to the reproductive endocrinologist.
  • August 20, 2009HSG.  Tubes clear, only mild evidence of scar tissue.
  • August 28, 2009 — Met with RE to discuss The Plan.  Decide to have laparoscopy.
  • September 23, 2009Surgery day. Laparoscopy, hysteroscopy.  Stage IV endometriosis discovered.
  • October 2, 2009 — Meet with RE again to discuss The Plan.  Decided to go with Clomid and IUI to start.
  • October 17, 2009 — Start first IUI cycle.  Labs and ultrasounds abounding.  Ovaries respond well to Clomid.
  • October 31 & November 1, 2009 — First IUIs.
  • November 13, 2009Big fat negative.  Start second IUI cycle.  Labs and ultrasounds abounding.  Decide Clomid sucks.
  • November 27, 2009 — Second IUI.  We ended up only doing one IUI this round instead of two, which is good because this IUI sucked.  The catheter snapped off and had to be dug out of my cervix by the nurse.
  • December 9, 2009Big fat negative.
  • December 11, 2009 — Day 1 of IUI cycle #3.
  • December 26, 2009 — IUI #3.  Another single instead of a double.  Pissed.
  • January 8, 2010 — Negative again.
  • January 10, 2010 — Day 1 of IUI cycle #4.
  • January 12, 2010 — Start Bravelle injections.
  • January 25, 2010 — IUI #4.  Two lovely follicles and 30 million swimmers!!!
  • February 5, 2010 — Not Negative! HCG is 83.
  • February 8, 2010 — Second Beta.  HCG is 245.
  • February 10, 2010 — Third Beta.  HCG is 583