IF Timeline

About us

Me: 34 37 38, biucornate uterus corrected December 2013.

DH: 37 39 40, Vasectomy in 1996, vasectomy reversal in October 2011, VR was “successful” in terms of opening the vas deferens so we could avoid ICSI, but not successful enough for a natural pregnancy.

Need more info? Read “About“.

 IVF Cycle One May 2012, aka Stickfest

  •  May 22: Start stims a.k.a “stickfest” (bravelle and repronex)
  • May 28: Add orgalutron
  • June 2: HCG trigger shot
  • June 4: Retrieval (13 eggs) = 5 fertilized, 3 for transfer
  • June 7: Transfer of of 1 8-cell embie (froze the other 2)
  • June 16: HPT at 9dp3dt, Negative
  • June 19: Beta, Negative

FET One, 2 frozen embryos from May 2012 IVF Cycle

  • Aug 4: Start estrace, progesterone & baby aspirin
  • Aug 20: Lining check- looking good
  • Aug 25: Increase esterase and progesterone, plus doxy
  • Aug 28: Transfer of 2 12 cell embies, graded 18 of 20, some fragmentation
  • Aug 30: HPT Negative, 3dp5dt But LOTS of uterine tugging/twingeing
  • Sept 03: 2nd HPT Negative, 6dp5dt No symptoms
  • Sept 05: BFP BFP BFP (read about the best day of my life)
  • Sept 07: Beta, 2 days early, 160 (my reaction)
  • Sept 10: Beta, 789 (info)
  • Sept 25: Spotting, start of missed abortion for Baby A, a girl
  • Sept 26: Confirmed loss of Baby A via u/s
  • Sept 28: Confirmed loss of Baby B, a boy, via u/s

IVF Cycle 2 January/February  2013, # 2, 2 Embryos

  • Dec 31 start of menstrual cycle
  • Jan 01 start of BCPs
  • Jan 22 1st u/s, lining check
  • Feb 3, hcg trigger
  • Feb 5, egg retrieval, 10 follicles retrieved, 7 fertilized
  • Feb 8, transfer of 2 embies
  • Feb 20, beta BFN

FET #2, May 2013, 3 embies

  • May 07, transfer in 3 beautiful embies
  • May 14, take an HPT, faint positive
  • May 16, spotting and early beta, 15
  • May 18 2nd beta 14 diagnosed as chemical pregnancy or ectopic
  • May 21 3rd beta 59 I’m excited but clinic is cautious- still think it’s not viable
  • May 23 4th beta 115 same as above
  • May 25 5th beta 160 same as above
  • May 27 6th beta ECTOPIC pregnancy
  • Methotrexate taken to end ectopic pregnancy and prevent issues

FET #3, September 2013, 1 embie

  • Sept 12, transfer of 1 embie, medium grade (5 days old)
  • Sept 27, BFN

Sperm Donor, Round one November 2013

  • Nov 24, Insem #1 (Sunday – pre-surge)
  • Nov 26, Insem #2 (Tuesday – confirmed positive on OPK)
  • Dec 09, FIRST Definitive test (13dpo) – TBD
  • Dec 10, SECOND Definitive test (14dpo) – TBD

Uterine Septum Surgery Scheduled

  • Dec 16, laminara placed, pre-op diagnostics
  • Dec 17, surgery day

Sperm Donor, Rounds 2-8

  • Date TBD, likely late January or early February

IVF Cycle 3 (aka Final Stickfest)

  • July 2014
  • 4 embryos
  • All embies produced during this last attempt will be frozen for FET attempts – fresh cycles and I don’t mix 😉

 FET #4 & Donor round 9 (aka attempt #1002)

  • August 28 – in-person, evening insem with donor sperm (sperm lives for up to 72 hours in a fertile vagina)
  • August 29 – one BD with DH (not a factor but hey, at least we still try!)
  • August 30 – two BD’s with DH (see above)
  • August 31 – morning donor insem, guesstimated afternoonish ovulation
  • September 3 – transfer of two, three day old embryos, grade 19 and 17+. The 19 is an 8 cell and the 17+ is a 7 cell. Both were round and symmetrical; all you want an embryo to be.
  • September 09 – 9do or 6dp3dt BFP
  • September 10 – Beta #1- 12 (10dpo or 7dp3dt) SPOTTING BEGINS
  • September 12 – Beta #2- 31 (12dpo or 9dp3dt) HEAVY BLEEDING
  • September 15 – Beta #3- 106 (15dpo or 12dp3dt) SPOTTING
  • September 17- Beta #4- 175 (65% increase, 66 hour doubling time, possible ectopic) SPOTTING STOPS
  • September 19- Beta #5- 265   (19dpo/16dp3dt/5 weeks 1 day)
  • September 22- Beta #6 – 697
  • September 24- Beta # – 1340
  • September 25- 1st u/s (5 weeks, 7days) fetal sack found, no hb, cautioned of threatened miscarriage

Donated Embryo #1 March 2015

  • March 27 – donated embryo #1, transfer 5 day old blast, hatching
  • April 1 – 10 dpo BFP
  • April 7 – 15dpo BETA 147
  • April 9 – 17dpo BETA 143 – down. Beginning of beta hell….
  • April 11 – 19 dpo BETA 172
  • April 13 – 21 dpo BETA 208
  • April 15 – 23 dpo BETA 386
  • April 17 – 25 dpo BETA 701
  • April 20 – 28 dpo BETA 1479
  • April 23  – 31 dpo BETA 2397
  • April 23 or 24 – ultrasound – no fetal pole or sack. Stop drugs to begin natural miscarraige.
  • Ended in miscarriage.

Donated Embryo Cycle 2 – BIG HOPES

  • July 8 – 5 dpo – Transfer, 1 five day old blast, hatching with assisted hatching. Embie gets stuck in catheter but transfer goes okay…
  • July 12 – 9 dpo – BFP!
  • July 13 – 10 dpo Beta 13
  • July 15 – 12 dpo Beta 56
  • July 17 – 14 dpo Beta 153
  • July 20 – 17 dpo Beta 487
  • July 22 – 19 dpo Beta
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  2. Hey saw you commented on growing griswolds post about vitamins and how it helped your husband. Do you mind sharing with me what He took? Mine currently has 0 sperm and wanted to get your input! Thanks

    • Hey Thanks so much for sharing about your husband and the vitamins. How long did he take them for? My husband is taking some of the same you listed (not per the doctors request, but per mine 😉 and was curious if there is harm to stay on them! thanks

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