Timeline

5 March 2010: First comes love

25 Jan 2011: Then comes marriage.

March 2013: Start working on that baby carriage.

March 2014: Still no baby carriage. Time to call in the big guns.

7 July 2014: First appointment with RE. blood tests a plenty.

29 July 2014: Diagnosis. MFI. Balanced translocation of chromosomes 16 and 18. IVF with ICSI and PGD testing is our only way to have a family.

26 Oct 2014 – 6 Nov 2014: IVF retrieval cycle 1. Antagonist protocol – Menopur 75iu, Gonal-F 150iu, Ganirelix, HCG trigger. 14 eggs retrieved, 13 mature, 8 fertilized with ICSI. 2 embryos made it to blastocyst and biopsied. 1 embryo came back normal.

March 2015: IVF Frozen Embryo Transfer cycle 1. Fail.

August 2015: New job! New, better insurance coverage.

30 November 2015 – 10 December 2015: IVF retrieval cycle 2. Antagonist protocol – Menopur 150iu, Gonal-F 300iu, Ganirelix, HCG trigger. 12 eggs retrieved, 7 mature, 7 fertilized with ICSI. 3 day 6 blastocysts biopsied. 1 embryo came back normal.

February 2016: IVF Frozen Embryo Transfer cycle 2. Fail.

18 April 2016 – 29 April 2016: IVF retrieval cycle 3. Antagonist protocol – Menopur 75iu, Gonal-F 300iu, Ganirelix, Lupron trigger. 11 eggs retrived, 8 mature, 7 fertilized with ICSI. 1 day 5 blastocysts biopsied. Came back unbalanced. Toughest cycle to date.

21 July 2016 – 31 July 2016: IVF retrieval cycle 4. Microdose Lupron Flare protocol. 10 units Microdose Lupron twice a day, Gonal-F 225iu twice a day, HCG trigger. 21 eggs received, 14 mature, 9 fertilized with ICSI, 5 embryos made it to day 3. None survived to day 5.

Time to take a fucking break.

October 2016: New RE new hope.

4 Nov 2016 – 14 Nov 2016: IVF retrieval cycle 5. Antagonist protocol – Menopur 150iu, Gonal-F 300iu, Cetrotride, Lupron trigger. 20 eggs retrieved, 15 mature, 12 fertilized with ICSI. 4 blastocysts biopsied on day 5. 1 embryo came back normal.

25 December 2016 – 10 February 2017: Mock E.R.A cycle to test endometrial receptivity. Result: Pre-receptive by 12hrs.

18 February 2017 – April 15th : IVF frozen embryo cycle 3. Success!
Transfer date: April 5th.
Beta 1: 341 – 10dp5dt
Beta 2: 873 – 12dp5dt
Beta 3: 11626 – 19dp5dt
Final scan and graduation from IVF clinic: May 11th

Little boy due December 23rd 2017.

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