April 2004 - Holy crap, I'm pregnant. Oops. Oh well. We're in love and we'll be great parents. We're excited!
June 2004 - Devastation. Miscarriage. Never considered this would happen. So naive.
August 2004 - I want to try again. I desperately want to be a mother now. But Rich wants to wait until we are married, have a house, and are financially stable. So logical.
March 2006 - Rich proposes and we bought a house!
September 2007 - We got married!
October 2007 - Throw out the BCP, let's make a baby!
May 2008 - Ok, let's get serious about this. Started charting, using OPK's and the OV Watch. Not pregnant. Noticed I had a short luteal phase, made appt. with OB/Gyn to discuss.
June 2008 - OB/Gyn is no help. Won't even look at my chart and tells me a progesterone level of 6.2 is good. (It should be at least over 10) Not pregnant.
July 2008 - Make appt with new OB/Gyn. She listens and retests my progesterone level, but it's 13 this month. So she says I'm fine. Just quit all this charting nonsense and you'll be pregnant in no time. Not pregnant.
August 2008 - Still not pregnant.
September 2008 - Had U/S just to make sure everything looks good in there and Rich had an SA done. All looks good. Not pregnant.
October 2008 - Had HSG to check for blockages in my tubes. Horrible, unfathomable pain, but all clear. Still not pregnant. Very short luteal phase. Call doc who finally agrees to treat me with 50 mg Clomid.
November 2008 - Holy crap, I'm pregnant! Clomid worked on the first try. Extremely nervous about another miscarriage but we're crossing our fingers.
Early December 2008 - HCG levels aren't doubling. In fact they're not rising at all and I'm spotting. I'm going to miscarry. Devastation. Again.
Late December 2008 - I've had enough. Go to see an RE. Find out it's not just a normal miscarriage, it's ectopic. Treated medically with methotrexate to stop the embryo from growing and bursting my fallopian tube.
February 2009 - We're trying again! RE prescribes 100mg of Clomid and progesterone supplements. Not pregnant.
March 2009 - Clomid, Progesterone and second HSG. Not pregnant.
April 2009 - Clomid and Progesterone. Not pregnant.
May 2009 - Clomid and Progesterone - BFP!! 1st Beta at 13dpo-98. 2nd beta at 15dpo-414.
June 2009 - 3rd beta at 22dpo-7000+. We have a heartbeat!