Our Timeline

Trying to Conceive (TTC) #1
Me: 30 – Him: 32
Diagnosis: Unexplained

September 2008 – Our eyes meet. I was about as uninterested in being picked up as it gets. His persistence equaled success – or maybe it was those baby blue eyes? I caved and gave him my number. 

September 2009 – He officially moves into my home. Things are getting serious.

October 2009 – Our family has a new addition: fur baby #1 –  Bella

October 2010 – My house has officially sold. We’re moving into our new home in the city.

December 2010 – We’re engaged! Under the moonlight of the Winter Solstice (in -20 degree Celsius weather), my soon-to-be hubby asked me to marry him.

September 2011 – We’re married! After 10 months of planning, our special day was everything we had ever dreamed of.

November 2011 – Our family has another addition: fur baby #2 – Max

December 2011 – No more birth control pills. Started seeing Naturopath to regulate my cycles.

August 2012 – Baby-making is on. Started TTC naturally.

January 2013 – Started seeing an Acupuncturist.

April 2013 – First visit to General Practitioner (GP) re: infertility.

July 2013 – All fertility test results normal. GP sent referral to OB/GYN.

August 2013 – Met with GP to discuss whether Phimosis could be a barrier to conceiving. GP referred to Urologist. Tried Clear Blue Fertility Monitor. OPK = Positive. BFN

September 2013 – Urologist refers us to General Surgeon. Officially on surgical wait list for male circumcision.

October 2013 – Appointment with OB/GYN. HSG, blood, semen analysis tests – all results normal. dx Unexplained.

November 2013 – Natural cycle monitoring with OB/GYN. BFN

December 2013 – Referred to Reproductive Endocrinologist (RE) for IUI. 1st round Clomid. Ovulated early with timed intercourse. IUI cancelled. BFN

January 2014 – IUI #1. 2nd round Clomid. HCG Trigger. Prometrium during 2ww. BFN. Beta negative.

February 2014 – IUI #2. 3rd round Clomid. HCG Trigger. Prometrium during 2ww. BFN. Beta negative.

March 2014 – ON BREAK while hubby recovers from circumcision surgery. Yeah! No crazy drugs for me! Our newest addition joins the family – fur baby #3  Oliver.

April 2014 – Natural cycle. No OPKs or anything… BFN.

May 2014 – IUI #3. 4th round Clomid. HCG Trigger. Prometrium during 2ww. BFN.

June 2014 – Natural cycle. BFN.

July 2014 – Natural cycle. BFN.   July 8 – IVF consult with new clinic. AMH results came back low. Potential Diminished Ovarian Reserve (DOR)?

August 2014 – IVF + ISCI. 27 eggs retrieved. 13 fertilized. (Potential male factor?) 1 beautiful em-baby transferred, 2 frozen.

September 2014 – BFP!!! with low & slow rising betas 😦

October 7, 2014 – Emergency laparoscopy at 7 weeks, 1 day to remove ruptured left tube & ectopic pregnancy.

We are officially parents to a beautiful Angel baby. ❤

January, 2015 – FET cycle, transferring 2 embryos.

February, 2015 – BFP. Beta #1 – 55. Beta #2 – 278. Beta #3 – 709.

We are pregnant! Due date: October 15, 2015 

October 24, 2015 at 2:47 a.m. – Our rainbow baby Wyatt Linden John joined us. He was 9 days late at 9 lbs and 21 inches long. We are so blessed. ❤

10 thoughts on “Our Timeline

  1. I had no idea that Phimosis was a thing — or rather that it had a name. I dated a guy in college for years who (apparently!) suffered from it, and I just naively thought that was how uncircumcised penises worked, this whole time! Thanks for teaching me something new I never came across during years of fertility treatment! I hope you guys have success with IVF (it finally worked for me!)


    • Yeah I felt pretty darn naive when I figured it out too. He always said ”I just have extra skin”. I never realized it was an actual medical condition. Lesson learned. He loves it since the surgery… As do I. 🙂


  2. I stumbled upon your blog today and am so sorry for your heartache. Our timelines are similar and I also live in Saskatchewan:) We lost our angel at 6 weeks this past April after a surprise BFP before starting fertility treatment (also unexplained). I am currently 2 days away from our first beta after our second IUI. I wish you peace and hope you get your angel soon.


  3. I just read your timeline – very similar to ours. We started trying just a few months after you, and had our first loss just days before yours. It’s strange to think I’ve ‘met’ someone who was going through the same utter heartbreak exactly the same time as me. I’m so happy it’s working out for you now though – lovely 🙂


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