how we got to the here and now

august 1997 – m and j meet and fall madly in love in vt

june 1998 –  move to charm city where we accumulate a fur pet menagerie

may/june 2002 – off to middle america (minnesota) where we set up house as i live in the tomes of a law school

fall 2003 – start really considering having a baby

january 2004 – m has IUI #1

february 14 2004 – BFP!

october 27 2004 – hook is born!

october 2006 – start trying for #2; j learns of hydrosalphinx

november 2006 – clomid; ovulated before IUI

december 2006 – j has IUI #1 (clomid)- BFN

long needed break to run, think, focus on hook

october 2007 – twin cities marathon

november 2008 – j has laparoscopy; salpingectomy (right tube removed)

january 2009 – clomid; ovulated before IUI; exhaust all IF insurance benefits

february 2009 – clomid and follistim; IUI #2 – BFN

march 2009 – clomid and follistim; follicles on wrong side

april 2009 – clomid, follistim, ganirelix, more follistim; IUI #3 – BFN

april 2009 – clomid, follistim – follicles on wrong side

break for sanity and finances

october 2009 – portland marathon

october 2009 – GYN refers to RE for IVF due to all factors and no IF benefits

november 2009 – meet with RE; learn FSH is high (and what that means); plan for march/april IVF

february 2010 – surf city marathon

march 2010 – start bcp

april 2010 – stims – bravelle/menopur

april 14 – egg retrieval (10 retrieved, 8 mature, 7 fertilized (day 2), 6 fertilized (day 5)

april 19 – embryo transfer (2 delightful embryos transferred on day 5)

april 28 – beta #1 – BFP! 263

april 30 – beta #2 – 673

december 16 – wigglers are born via c-section! Mr. Magoo (6lbs., 11oz.) and Cindy Lou Who (5lbs., 8 oz.)

and here we are enjoying this amazing adventure…

3 Responses to “how we got to the here and now”

  1. mama bea, bao in the oven 6 TueUTC2011-05-03T10:20:26+00:00UTC05bUTCTue, 03 May 2011 10:20:26 +0000 2009 at 10:20 AM #

    Hey there–thanks for reading my blog! I’d be happy to share the password, but I need your email address. Wanna email me and I’ll send it your way?

  2. happygoluckytireegal 6 SatUTC2012-09-22T22:43:14+00:00UTC09bUTCSat, 22 Sep 2012 22:43:14 +0000 2009 at 10:43 PM #

    Hi! Your twins are just a bit younger than our Isobel! We almost moved to the twin cities a few years ago, but we are still in Chicago.

  3. jilldab 6 SatUTC2012-09-22T23:00:43+00:00UTC09bUTCSat, 22 Sep 2012 23:00:43 +0000 2009 at 11:00 PM #

    We love it here. When we moved here ten years ago (for law school) we never thought we would stay but it is a really great place to live and raise children!

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