Feb 14, 2009: I meet the love of my life at an 80s party in NYC. I follow him to California.
Feb 14, 2013: He finally asks, just a few days shy of my 30th birthday. I say YES!
Jan 11, 2014: We have a big, gigantic, feathered and sequined wedding in New Orleans.
Jan 11, 2015: I go off birth control.
April 22, 2015: My first BFP! A digital at 15 dpo. Due date: Dec 30, 2015.
April 27, 2015: Spotting starts. Beta is 175.
April 29, 2015: Beta is 150.
May 3, 2015: Natural Miscarriage. Technically a chemical pregnancy at 5 weeks, 4 days. Cut back on alcohol, start taking CoQ10 and extra folate in addition to prenatals.
June 8, 2015: Second BFP! A digital at 13 dpo. Due date: Feb 14, 2015.
June 15, 2015: Taking FRERs this time and the lines look like they’re getting lighter. Beta at 4 weeks, 6 days: a dismal 17.
June 17, 2015: My period arrives. Start acupuncture, get prescription for progesterone. Still no alcohol. Acupuncturist says no exercise after ovulation, no caffeine, no sugar, no wheat, no cold foods, no traveling.
July 20, 2015: Faint BFP on FRER. Lasts two days and is gone. I stop the progesterone and AF arrives. Continue strict regimen per my acupuncturist, make my DH miserable with my fussy diet and inability to have fun/be happy.
Aug 25, 2015: Beautiful BFP at 11 dpo! Earliest yet. Due date: May 6, 2015. I’m so optimistic. But lines don’t get darker. I stop the progesterone at 14 dpo. My period arrives 5 days later.
Sept 9, 2015: My first RE appt. He tells me I am “Pre-PCOS” with too many follicles. My AMH comes in at 10.94! But uterus and cervix look healthy/unobstructed. He thinks that a cycle with Letrozole + Ovidrel trigger will solve my problems.
Oct 12, 2015: Start medicated cycle! Take Letrozole on CD3-7. Positive OPK on CD10 with 1 mature follicle. No trigger (too many small follies – risk of OHSS). Decided on TI instead of IUI.
Nov 5: BFP! Betas: 11 dpo: 44 ,14 dpo: 280, 16 dpo: 560, 30 dpo: 40,500!!!