my IF timeline
Decided I didn't care if I saw a male DR. so switched to the family OBGYN who actually delivered me. He kinda looks like Dustin Hoffman so the Hubby called him Rain Man. He put me on BCP to control my cycle and hopefully stop any more cysts.
October 18, 2008 - Married the most wonderful man in the world!
September 2009 - March 2010 - Stopped BCP. Started prenatals and tracking my BBT just in case my crazy cycles returned. Cycles were long, (abt 35 days average) but regular. BBT didn't show I was ovulating every month, but I figured I just wasn't being strict enough with the time so I just kept going. The Hubby was away a bunch for business too so that didn't help with TTC.
March 2010 - Felt another huge cyst pop. Went to Rain Man thinking he would do some blood work and an US. I thought wrong. He did nothing so I said buh-bye!
April 2010 - I went to see a new highly recommended OBGYN. We just call him Monty. He is amazing. So nice and actually listens. He did an US which showed no new cysts. He did an extensive hormone workup and everything was normal. I told him about my troubles with my BBT so he told me to start using OPKs to confirm if I am ovulating or not.
May - October 2010 - Did OPKs and it seemed like I only ovulated once. We were busy with weddings, wisdom teeth, flooding and other stuff so I didn't go back to talk to Monty.
November 2010 - Went to Monty for annual and OPK talk. Told him about some possible pregnancy symptoms I was having. Pee test was BFN, but he thought I was too so drew blood. BFP, but he said other stuff was wrong (sorry don't remember what or numbers) and he thought it might be chemical. Sure enough AF came days later with cramps which I never get normally. He guessed I was about 6 weeks.
December 2010 - April 2011 - Took some mental time off. Did more OPKs. Looks like I only ovulate about once every 4-5 cycles. Went back to Monty and was referred to a RE...DR G
May 2011 - I had ALL that blood work (you guys know) and everything was normal. Had a HSG test and that was normal too. DR G suggested a clomid cycle with IUI. The Hubby had a SA and we found out it wasn't only me! Referred to a urologist.
June - July 2011 - I have to use his real name because it's too good not to. We went to see DR SEAMAN, no joking, that is the Hubby's urologist name. So...the Hubby got another SA and blood work and we had 2 options. We could go straight for IVF or the Hubby could go on clomid, check hormones every month and do another SA in 3 months. We chose the clomid.
September 2011 - 2 years TTC. The Hubby's hormones looked awesome! Adjust clomid come back next month.
October 2011 - The Hubby's hormones look awesome again! Come back next month for SA!
December 7, 2011 - Hubby went back to Dr. S for a SA and his spermies looked great! Number and quality increased a lot and he is actually in normal ranges now! We get to move on to an IUI!
December 16, 2011 - We went over the IUI plan. I was put on metformin HCL ER 750mg BID, ordered my clomid and ovidrel.
December 31, 2011 - Had CD 3 blood work and US. Everything looks good. Start clomid 100mg for 5 days!
January 7, 2012 - CD10 blood work and US. We have a few follicles have to come back tomorrow for another check.
January 8, 2012 - CD 11 blood work and US. We have 1 17mm follicle and a bunch of 12mm. My LH is going up so I triggered tonight. IUI January 10th!
January 10, 2012 -IUI #1!!!
January 13, 2012 - Check progesterone. It is low so I started prometrium 200mg twice a day.
January 24, 2012 - BETA!!! ...negative
January 28, 2012 - CD3 start clomid 100mg for 5 days.
February 4, 2012 - CD10 US. 20mm follicle on righty! Trigger tonight, IUI tomorrow.
February 5, 2012 - IUI #2
February 20, 2012 - BETA...negative
February 25, 2012 - CD3 US and blood work. Started clomid 100mg for 5 days.
March 3-4, 2012 - CD10/11 US and blood work. I have 2 good follicles, 17mm and 20mm. Triggered 3/4/12 morning.
March 5, 2012 - IUI #3
March 14, 2012 - I guess you can call it a WTF appointment. Talking to Dr G to see what our next steps will be if this IUI doesn't work.
March 20, 2012 - Beta...negative
April 26-30, 2012 - follistim 75UI
May 1-3, 2012 - follistim 125UI
May 3, 2012 - CD 10 bloodwork and u/s. I have 3 follicles! One 15mm and two 17mm. Triggered 5/4/12
May 6, 2012 - IUI #4
May 9, 2012 - progesterone is normal! I don't have to take prometrium!
May 20, 2012 - Beta...negative, but we knew that already.
May 23-26, 2012 - follistim 75UI
May 27-29, 2012 - follistim 150UI
May 30, 2012 - ovidrel trigger
June 1, 2012 - IUI #5
June 4, 2012 - progesterone is low, started prometrium
June 15, 2012 - Beta...negative
July 16-21, 2012 - follistim 150UI
July 22, 2012 - ovidrel trigger
July 24, 2012 - IUI #6
August 7, 2012- 14DPO beta #1 460! I'm Pregnant!!!
August 9, 2012- 16DPO beta #2 1152 !!!!