There was a very optimistic, nay naive, 37 year old lawyer, who believed that getting pregnant would be a snap. Not so. E and I got married in June of 2006 and started trying almost immediately. One month, zip, nada. Two months, nope. Six months, nuh-uh. Visit to RE. Tests begin. Endometriosis...fixed, snipped and cleared up. One year...uh, nope.
Enter In Vitro. The journey begins....
October 18, 2007 - baseline. Become acquainted with the wand. He's a little fresh.
October 22, 2007 - first ultrasound: 6 follicles, which seems low. Was looking for overachievers.
October 25, 2007 - second ultrasound: 11 follicles, all about the same size. Yee ha!
October 29, 2007 - third ultrasound : 11 follicles, but BIGGER.
October 31, 2007 - retrieval: 14 eggs
November 1, 2007 - of the 14 eggs retrieved, 9 are healthy, 7 fertilize via ICSI
November 3, 2007 - transfer two, an 8 cell and a five cell. They are "perfect." (not my words; I thought they were awfully cute though)
November 8, 2007 - 2 frozen blastocysts. Glorious.
Ed. note: She manages not to pee on a stick during the two week wait.
November 14, 2007 - Negative. Devastated. Gutted.
This is my journey.