(I'm getting my blog cleaned up a bit and labeling each of my posts. I found this draft of my TTC/RPL journey and thought I would post it for those who are interested in my history with RPL... now it can be found using my handy new labels!)
January 2004 - got married
May 2008 - ditched the BC, started charting in prep for TTC
July 25, 2008 - first try, 1st BFP! Betas double normally, we are thrilled! Naively happy and pregnant, so I start this blog!
September 5-7, 2008 - @ 9wks, CNM can't find heart tones w/doppler, u/s shows no fetal heart movement, 1st m/c, D&C.
October 2008 - thrombophilia labs come back showing I have a homozygous MTHFR gene mutation. Homocysteine levels are normal, so perinatologist says mutation is "of no clinical significance" and shouldn't affect a pgcy. Just to be safe, peri puts me on daily regimen of 4mg folic acid, B complex and baby aspirin.
November 20, 2008 - 2nd BFP.
November 28, 2008 - start spotting; blood work shows progesterone level 10.8, beta is 32.
December 1, 2008 - 2nd beta comes back at only 20; 2nd m/c ("chemical pgcy"), referred to an RE.
December 18, 2008 - RE says since we've "only had two m/c's", we should continue to try on our own, though she thinks there could be a "slight annovulatory issue" and offers clomid as an option (immediate reaction = wtf?). RE also insists I cannot pinpoint O with charting and says she doubts I had even been O'ing (um...isn't getting PG twice enough proof?). I say "FU" to stupid RE, decide to get 2nd opinion.
January 2009 - TTC on our own, this time using progesterone supplements (Crinone 8% gel) post-O.
January 18, 2009 - 3rd BFP.
January 28, 2009 - I get nervous, so at 21 dpo have 1st beta which comes back negative (less than 2); 3rd m/c ("chemical pgcy"). Confusion, hopelessness, sobbing ensues.
February 6, 2009 - HSG comes back all clear!
February 17, 2009 - consult visit w/new RE/perinatology clinic, met with genetic counselor, both DH and I found to have normal karyotypes.
February 27, 2009 - 4th BFP! 1st beta @ 14dpo: 296, second beta @ 17dpo: 1126, third beta @ 19dpo: 2565, fourth beta @ 21dpo: 5599
March 17th, 2009! - u/s shows beautiful hb, yolk sac and bean! Measuring perfectly, at 6w4d. We have a little baby growing!!!
March 29, 2009 - heard hb with the doppler at home, at 8w2d!
April 27th, 2009 - NT scan shows nuchal fold of 1.64mm, chance of down's: 1 in 2,500. Berry is looking great!
June 12, 2009 - IT'S A GIRL! Berry is healthy and growing right on schedule. We are so thankful!
November 14, 2009 - Our miracle, Eliza Margaret, is born at 7:16am, weighing 8 lbs 5 ozs, 20" long. Apgars of 9 and 9. She is perfect. We are complete.