January 2013: Leah and I decide we’re going to become Immas! I go to my ob who informs me that I may have fibroids.
February 2013: I confirm with my ob that I have three rather large fibroids, one in the lining of my uterus and two on the outside. We reach out to a gay couple about being our KD
March 2013: Intrauterine Ultrasound confirms that no fibroids are in the cavity of my uterus, but there are 4, not 3.
April 2013: We officially start charting and I can’t confirm ovulation. I don’t make fertility mucous.
May 2013: Take a break charting
June 2013: Pride in NYC, 6 year anniversary, pick a clinic
July 2013: Plan to start trying in March 2014
August-September 2013: Find out I’m CMV negative, start charting using TCYF method
October 2013: Leah and I got engaged!
December 2013: After a month of monitoring at the clinic, I’m informed, on Christmas Eve, that my insurance company won’t be covering our insemination. Leah and I decide to proceed out of pocket and are put on the waiting list for a CMN who does IUIs at home for 1/10 of the price of our clinic. She has openings in June.
Leah chooses our donor, he’s a twin, young and had previous reported pregnancies
January 2014: First IUI Cycle ends with AF
February 2014: Second IUI Cycle ends with AF
March 2014: My sister passes away, I lose my job, out of insurance so we take a break.
May-July: Leah graduates, get’s her PhD, I get a job.
August 2014: New job, but no fertility insurance (again), talk again about using KD again. Dr. finds polyp in uterus.
September 2014: Polyp is removed and we got for our fourth IUI .25 Femera, Ovidrel Trigger and Crinone (while planning a cross-country move)
October 2014-December 2014: Cycle Four ends with AF while on the road, take a long break. Currently without insurance, an RE, or a donor. Time to re-set for 2015
March 2015: Found a fertility specialist in Seattle and IUI#5. .25 Femera, Ovidrel Trigger and Crinone. Ends in Negative
April 2015: IUI#6 Insemination on March 31st (two in one month!) ;.25 Femera, Ovidrel, Progesterone.
April 13 BFP on CD 24, 13DPO on HPT, Beta #1 108.4, take two more HPTs for good measure.
April 15 Beta #2 328
April 21 5 weeks pregnant.