What happened, and when did it happen?


Dec. 2008 – quit birth control, started charting cycles with suspicion of wonky cycles

Jan., Feb. 2009 – normal cycles, ovulation

March, April 2009 – long, anovulatory cycle – cycle ended without medication

June 2009 – anovulatory cycle, prescribed Provera to end cycle

June – September 2009 – anovulatory cycle, prescribed Prometrium to end cycle

June 2009 – tentatively diagnosed with PCOS, decide it’s time to move forward with medical intervention

Aug. 2009 – consultation with RE, made first RE appointment

Sept. 2009 – first RE appointment, official PCOS diagnosis via ultrasound (bloodwork was normal), HSG shows no endometreosis and clear fallopian tubes; first medicated cycle was canceled because of an ovarian cyst, prescribed Prometrium starting cycle day 17 to end cycle (and not have a long cycle); semen analysis results are stellar. Only one of us has a fertility issue.

October 2009 – prescribed Metformin, Femara and Ovidrel; my body responded well to the medication, and I found out I was pregnant. The pregnancy ended less than a week later.

Nov. 2009 – Feb. 2010 – Metformin, Femara and Ovidrel – body still responding well, but no pregnancies

March 2010 – Metformin, Femara, Ovidrel and Gonal F – added the injectables to produce more eggs

April 2010 – Early miscarriage #2; taking a break and spending the money usually reserved for medication and doctor-visit copays on a venture with a definitely positive outcome – a kitchen makeover!

May 2010 – Metformin, Femara, Gonal F, Ovidrel, Vivelle and Prometrium – IT WORKED!

June 1, 2010 – positive home pregnancy test

10 dpo beta hCG level – 55; 12 dpo – 222; 15 dpo – 706; 18 dpo – 2,175; 23 dpo – 13,154

June 21, 2010 – first ultrasound revealed TRIPLETS, due Feb. 14, 2011.

June 29, 2010 – experienced some bleeding

June 30, 2010 – ultrasound shows we’ve lost Baby C, but Babies A and B are doing great.

July 4, 2010 – experienced more bleeding

July 5, 2010 – It’s triplets! Again! Baby C, who we lovingly call “Ninja Baby” from this point on, made a miraculous comeback.

Nov. 3, 2010 – Preterm labor lands me in the hospital for five nights at 25 weeks, 3 days pregnant. The experience is traumatizing and miraculous, all at once.

Nov. 22, 2010 – Our triplets were delivered via emergency c-section after my membranes prematurely erupted. Tobias was born at 9:11 a.m. and was 2 lbs. 8.5 oz. and 14.37″ long (Baby B in utero); Eleanor was born at 9:12 a.m. and was 2 lbs. 5 oz., 15″ long (Baby A in utero); and Callista was born at 9:13 a.m. and was 2 lbs. 7 oz, 15″ long (Baby C – ninja baby! – in utero). Happy birthday, babies!


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