Weeks pregnant/due date: 5 weeks / February 8th, 2017
Pregnancy journey: Darling Husband and I have been trying since we were married in May 2012! After a year of trying, we went into a low-level RE clinic at Kaiser. Did 8 medicated cycles, all BFN. Did a lot of testing, and everything looked good.
Mid 2014 – Went to some wholistic OB who recommended a crazy diet. Followed the diet for 6 months and nothing changed.
Early 2015 – Went to a NaPRO practicioner. What a disaster, and total quack medicine! Recommended surgery before I was evaluated. Didn’t find endometriosis during the surgery, but the doctor did manage to create some scaring on my tubes which had previously been fine. Not long after the doctor lost his medical liscense for other cases besides mine.
Mid-2015: Time to get serious! I went to one of the best REs in Colorado. He wanted to try 3 rounds of IUI with monitoring just to get his own evaluation of my situation. All BFN. I wasn’t surprised.
Early 2016: Let’s go IVF! I started my down regulation right after the first of the year, and had a reteival in late February. 57 eggs were retreived (!!!) and I got severe OHSS which landed me in the hospital for a whole week. I’d never a sickness like that. It took a whole month (and many paracentisis procedures) to recover, but I finally started feeling like a human again (especially after peeing out 35 pounds of retained liquid over a 4 day stretch back in late March).
Late April 2016: Time to prep for the FET!
May 24th – FET
May 31st – My first ever BFP! We found out the good news on our 4th anniversary of TTC. I completely lost it, and was crying tears of joy all morning.
June 3rd beta: 175, June 6th beta: 649. So far so good!
Next appt/test/ultrasound: First ultrasound on June 23rd. I can’t wait!
What are you struggling with: I am a little anxious to hear the heart beat. I know there are a lot of risks in getting through the first trimester, but I am also thrilled that I’ve gotten this far. I don’t really feel any symptoms yet, and strangely I think I might find morning sickness (if / when it kicks in) oddly comforting that things are progressing.
What helps you: The fact that my boobs have trippled in size! I’m joking a bit, but I naturally have micro-boobs so being able to properly fill my a-cup bras is pretty epic. I am hoping I feel a bit more relaxed after I hear the heart beat.
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