Our goal is to get pregnant and fullfill the name of this blog without spending all of our savings or taking out a loan.
So far, the procedures we've done aren't working, unfortunately.
It started in 2004, when we were married.
Shortly after that, we dropped the birth control because at that point it was fair game, bought a house and practiced with little preventing. In 2006, we joked with friends and family that would ask us, "are you pregnant yet?" saying that we weren't preventing, just practicing.
We joked about that for about 1 year, when I talked with my OB about not being able to conceive on our own. After a few progesterone tests, an hsg, and an sa, we were diagnosed with Unexplained Infertility.
In 2008, we did 2 rounds of clomid, 2 progesterone tests and a laparoscopy for endometriosis and nothing proved to be standing in our way. At that point, my OB couldn't do anything more so we were sent onto a reproductive endocrinologist.
Between 2009 & 2010, we did 4 IUI's. One with tamoxifen, 2 with clomid and the last one (costing $1,400+) with Follistim. All failed.
Now, we are trying with a Clear Blue Fertility Monitor hoping that with patience and hope, we'll become pregnant on our own.
It's not easy, but for everyday that we are not pregnant and I get to spend with my husband and animals alone, growing our love for one another, I am thankful.
It will work, someday, just not yet.
On 5/11/10, we got a BFP.
On 5/24/10, we heard the heartbeat for the first time!
On 6/15/10, we found out that our baby didn't have a heartbeat.
On 6/17/10, it was confirmed by the tech at the dr's office and from there we were scheduled for a d&c.
When we found out on 6/17/10 that our baby didn't have a heartbeat at the dr's office, we also found out that it would've been 8w3d along and it should've been 9w4d.
On 6/17/10, I also had a d&c at around 5:30pm that day. I was in the hospital for 8 hours just doing processing, paperwork, blood draws, waiting, the procedure and then recovery.
We're hopeful for what the future holds and now we're putting all of our efforts toward that.
8/29/10 - Started a regular cycle following my d&c and my scary cycle.
Started everything that we had done before: Evening Primrose Oil, Prenatals (still), Fertiaide (husband), Soy Isoflavones, preseed, Clear Blue Fertility Monitor, Flaxseed Oil, and pomegrante juice.
9/28/10 - We got a BFP and the name "Sprout" was created for this baby.
10/8/10 - 1st appointment with the dr. She said that I'm not high risk and that I have nothing to worry about with this pregnancy.
10/21/10 - 1st ultrasound, heard heartbeat! (7 weeks and a few days)
10/29/10 - Follow up appointment with dr. Everything looked great!
11/22/10 - Next appointment. Heard heartbeat again! Still going strong! (13 weeks)
12/27/10 - 2nd ultrasound and finding out the gender! It's a BOY!
6/4/11 - Sprout's due date.
6/10/11 - Sprout's arrival. His name is Coen and he's the love of our lives.
1/2/12 - Discovery of a positive pregnancy test.
3/29/12 - It's a GIRL!
6/10/12 - Coen's first birthday!
6/24/12 - My 30th birthday!
8/25/12 - Potential scheduled c-section date.
9/1/12 - Baby #2's due date.
More to come...
Week 4 & 5
D and C
Our (journey's) Timeline (all prior to Coen's arrival):