***Updated February 2011 with the rest/more of the infertility journey.***
So, here is the beginning of our blog - it seems that everyone has one these days, so why not jump on the bandwagon! OK - a little bit about us: We are Carrie and MJ - 2 girls crazy in love with each other. We have 2 dogs and 2 cats, the only thing we are missing is a baby (or 2). We have been trying for 2 years now to get pregnant and here is the short version of what has happened:
May 2006 - Try #1 with Clomid - BFN
Doctor decides to try Metformin and suggests a 3 month break
September 2006 - Try #2 - cycle is cancelled due to poor response to Clomid
November 2006 - Try #3 - Now for the big guns - injectibles
Tank failed, so swim team is dead on insemination day
March 2007 - Try #4 with injectibles - BFN
May 2007 - Try #5 with injectibles - BFN
Summer 2007 Break
September 2007 - Try #6 with injectibles - BFN
April 2008 - after a VERY long break -Try #7 - on injectibles BFN
June 2008 Try #8 with injectibles BFN
October 2008 Try #9 with injectibles - BFN
November/December 2008 Break due to travel for Holidays
January 2009 Sent for information to become foster parents.
February/March 2009 - 21 hours of Foster Parent Training completed.
February/March 2009 Try #10 with injectibles HPT=BFP!!!!
Beta #1 = 80
Beta #2 = 400
Beta #3 = 1300
Beta #4 = 5192
April 20, 2009 First ultrasound - ONE perfect baby - heartbeat nice and strong at 145 bpm
April 27, 2009 We have lost our Chicklet - there was no heartbeat today - miscarriage at 9 weeks
August 2009 Try #11 with injectibles - first cycle back after miscarriage
Cycle cancelled due to poor response to meds - system too suppressed form birth control right after D & C
September 2009 Try #11B with injectibles - BFN
November 2009 Try #12 with injectibles - the bittersweet cycle - insem will be within days of when Chicklet was due....BFN
February 2010 after a 50 day cycle Try #13 with injectibles - our only chance to have a 2010 baby HPT = BFP!!!
Beta #1 11dpo - 25 Progesterone 15
Beta #2 15dpo - 161 Progesterone 22
March 22, 2010 Ultrasound@ 7 Weeks - one perfect baby - HB 154 BPM
April 5, 2010 Ultrasound @ 9 Weeks - HB 160 BPM
April 26, 2010 Today's Facebook status:
4 years, 14 cycles, 11 IUI's, tens of thousands of dollars, countless needle sticks, 2 positives, 1 miscarriage - and we finally have a keeper!!! Introducing Cupid - coming to meet us in early November.
September 26, 2010 BABY SHOWER!!!
October 14, 2010 Surprise baby shower at work!
October 22, 2010 Last day of work until Feb 28, 2011!
November 4, 2010 - Induction begins.
November 5, 2010 Drew Richard is born at 1:01 PM weighing 6 lb. 12 oz and 20 1/2 inches long.