Our Infertility Timeline

TTC #1: Georgia's History

Pre-TTC: BC pills since age 13, due to heavy and crippling periods with no regularity.
Oct 2008: Stopped BC pill. Began piling on weight, cystic acne, body hair, and cycles of 120+ days.
Apr 2010: Diagnosed with PCOS. Metformin 1000mg.
Dec 2010: Began NTNT - cycles continued to be irregular.
Apr 2011: Metformin increased to 1500mg. Began taking prenatal vitamins & Vitex.
Jun 2011: Our wedding day! :)
Jul 2011: Another dr visit with no luck. Lose weight.
Sep 2011: Referred to first RE. Metformin increased to 2000mg. Diagnosed with annovulation.
Oct 2011: Clomid 25mg. No O. Progesterone required to induce AF.
Dec 2011: Clomid 50mg. No O. Progesterone required to induce AF.
Jan 2012: Clomid 100mg. O! BFN. :(
Feb 2012: Met with new RE. Male issues as well as resistant to Clomid - referral to IVF clinic.
Feb 2012: HyCoSy/HSG - tubes clear.
Feb 2012: Clomid 100mg. O! BFN. :(
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***IVF BEGINS***
Mar 2012: Began IVF #1 down regulation. On BC pill.
Apr 4, 2012: AF arrives - begin sniffing Synarel twice daily
Apr 12, 2012: Begin daily Puregon injections
Apr 18, 2012: Blood test #1 - E2: 929
Apr 20, 2012: Blood test #2 - E2: 1898
Apr 23, 2012: Blood test #3 & follicle ultrasound. Follies ok (around 10) but E2 plateaued: 1872
April 25, 2012: Blood test #4 & follicle ultrasound. Still 10 follies, E2: 2500+. Triggering tonight.
April 27, 2012: Egg collection. 5 eggs. Regular IVF recommended.
April 28, 2012: Fertilisation report - 2 embryos (out of 3 mature eggs)
April 30, 2012: Embryo transfer @ 3 days. Our one little miracle embryo.
IVF Cycle #1: BFN. :( 
 Got the bad news on Mothers Day.
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May 2012: RE confident that with increased dosage of meds & longer trigger wait time, we'll get more mature eggs next time around.
June 2012: Clomid 100mg. Anovulatory. :(
June 21, 2012: All clear for IVF #2!
July 10, 2012: Start Lucrin injections
July 19, 2012: Start Puregon + continue Lucrin
July 25, 2012: Blood test #1 - E2: 2372
July 27, 2012: Blood test #2 - E2: 3557 & follicle ultrasound: only 4 measurable follies
July 28, 2012: Trigger tonight
July 30, 2012: Egg collection. 3 eggs. Regular IVF recommended.
July 31, 2012: Fertilisation report - 3/3 normal fertilisation!! Yeah!! A great 28th birthday present.
Aug 4, 2012: Embryo transfer @ 5 days. A gorgeous, almost-hatching blast. And... we have 2 frosties!!
IVF Cycle #2: BFP!!
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Aug 11, 2012: Faint + pee stick. Pregnant?
Aug 12, 2012: Digital positive. 1-2 weeks pregnant!
Aug 13, 2012: Beta (14dpo): 25
Aug 16, 2012: Beta (17dpo): 238
Sep 4, 2012: 7 week ultrasound! Baby is measuring on par at 7 weeks + 1 day, heart rate of 139 bpm.
Sep 25, 2012: 10 week OB visit. Baby is measuring a few days behind at 9 weeks + 4 days, but Dr says to keep tracking it as 10 weeks + 1 day. Heartbeat looks good!
Oct 8, 2012: 12 week NT scan. Baby looks perfect, measuring 12 weeks. Heartbeat was strong & loud! 1:169 chance of abnormalities.
Nov 2, 2012: 15 week OB visit. Baby's heartbeat was 156bpm.
Nov 5, 2012: 16 week early gender scan! IT'S A GIRL!!!!
Nov 26, 2012: 19 week anatomy scan. Still a girl! Baby's heartbeat was 154bpm. Looking good!
Dec 7, 2012: 20 week OB visit. Baby's heartbeat was 155bpm. Morphology all okay.
Dec 17, 2012: Early Glucose Tolerance Test at 22 weeks
Jan 3, 2013: Passed GTT (score of 6)
Jan 11, 2013: 25+4 week OB visit
Jan 14, 2013: 26 week scan. Baby is still a girl, very camera shy! Baby's heartbeat was 153bpm.
Jan 23, 2013: Follow up Glucose Tolerance Test at 27+2 weeks
Jan 31, 2013: Passed GTT #2!
Feb 8, 2013: 29+4 week OB visit
Feb 17, 2013: Baby shower!!!
March 20, 2013: Georgia born at 36+5 weeks - surprise!!!
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TTC #2
Pre-TTC: Breastfed Georgia until she was 12 months old. TTC from her birth with no success, due to no cycles at all. Got to pre-pregnancy weight.
Apr 2014: Fertility specialist appointment - plan of action for frozen embryos. Take progesterone to induce AF and have bloodwork & ultrasounds conducted.
Apr/May 2014: Clomid 100mg. No O. Progesterone required to induce AF.
May 2014: Letrozole FET #1 to induce O - O at day 20!
June 2014: Transferred 1 frozen blastocyst - 80% thawed.
(No picture, as the screen was broken.)
FET #1: BFP!!!!!
EDD: March 4, 2015 
August 2014: Routine OB appt at 11 weeks - no heartbeat. D&C the following day. Heartbroken. We lost a little boy with Trisomy 21/Down Syndrome.
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TTC #2: Round 2 (after loss)

August 2014:  Waiting, waiting, waiting.
August 2014: Genetic karyotype testing normal for both Hubby & I. Trisomy 21 deemed a fluke.
September 2014: Clomid 100mg. O! BFN. :(
October 2014: Letrozole FET #2... transferred our last frosty - B grade.

FET #2: BFP!!!!!! 
EDD: July 4, 2015
November 2014: hcg levels declining - lost the baby at 5.5 weeks along. More heartbreak.
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TTC #2: Round 3 (after second loss)

November 2014: Full recurrent miscarriage panel done - all normal results.
November 2014: New IVF stim cycle #3... antagonist protocol
Freeze all due to high progesterone & OHSS risk (lucrin trigger)
13 eggs retrieved, 8 embryos frozen at Day 1
December/January 2015: Anovulatory cycle, Provera to induce period.
January 2015: Ovulation Induction FET #3
FET #4: CANCELLED :(
February 2015: Birth control to reduce ovarian cyst
March 2015: Medicated HRT FET #4 - transferred 1x 5-day early blastocyst
FET #4: BFN :( 
April 2015: FET #5 - Letrozole OI - tranferred 2x 3-day embryos (1 8-cell, 1 2-cell)
FET #5: BFN :(
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TTC #2: Clinic Change
May 2015: New IVF stim cycle #4 begins: antagonist protocol with Gonal-F & Orgalutran.
May 2015: Freeze all due to high progesterone - AGAIN. 10 eggs retrieved, 8 embryos frozen at Day 1
June 2015: Mandatory rest cycle. Moved our embryos to a new clinic to start fresh.
July 2015: Medicated HRT FET #6 
All embryos died, bar one.  Transferred 1x sad looking day-5 embryo that was very behind.
FET #6: BFN :(
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TTC #2: New Clinic

August 2015: IVF stim cycle #5 at new clinic
Long down-regulation cycle - 19 eggs retrieved & cycle converted to Freeze all for OHSS.
September 2015: 8 embryos frozen at day 4. Mandatory rest cycle.
October 2015: Medicated HRT FET #7
Transferred 1x day day 4/5 embryo - grew to an early blastocyst. Fingers crossed!
FET #7: BFP! 
12dp4dt (16dpo) beta - 51
14dp4dt (18dpo) beta - 81
18dp4dt (22dpo) beta - 50

November 2015: hcg levels declining - lost the baby at 5 weeks along. More heartbreak.
December 2015: continued miscarriage until the week before Christmas.

January 2016: Medicated HRT FET #8
Thawed one day 4 embryo to grow out. Transferred 1x day 5 blastocyst, graded 1AB. :)
FET #8: BFP!
7dp5dt (12dpo) beta - 28
12dp5dt (17dpo) beta - 286
15dp5dt (20dpo) beta - 1092
19dp5dt (24dpo) beta - 3896
21dp5dt (26dpo) beta - 9243

NIPT results: normal. We are expecting a baby GIRL in October 2016!

September 30, 2016: Claire Elise born at 37+8 weeks :) 





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