Baby Steps

documenting our journey to parenthood

Timeline of Events

on January 18, 2012

4/20/2011 – Initial consultation with Dr. Toledo ($250)

7/29/2011 – Bloodwork ($0)

8/4/2011 – Meeting with Genetic Counselor ($400) and sonohystogram (saline ultrasound) ($570)

8/16/2011 – Initial consultation with Dr. Witt ($250) and follow-up consultation with Dr. Toledo ($120). Performed genetic spit test.

Aug. 2011 – Found out I was a carrier of methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) mutation. Dr. Toledo prescribed me Folplex and have been taking 1 a day.

Sept. 2011 – David starting taking medication to try to correct what we thought was retrograde ejaculation. It didn’t work.

Oct. 2011 – David had a SA and we learned he had zero production.

10/4/2011 – David’s ultrasound at Northside Hospital

10/11/2011 – Received report from Cryogenic Labs with David’s frozen sperm information. Learned he only had 4 viles stored.

10/27/2011 – Phone conference with Dr. Witt to review report of finding on frozen sperm

11/18/2011 – IVF Consultation with Dr. Witt

1/12/2012 – AF arrived!

1/13/2012 – IVF Cycle #1 begun. First shot of stims that night (Gonal-F, 225 iu)

1/16,  1/18, 1/19, 1/20 – Bloodwork and ultrasounds daily. Follies growing!

1/20/2012 – Trigger shot!

1/22/2012 – Egg retrieval (21 eggs retrieved!)

1/23/2012 – Fert report received (21 eggs retrieved, 19 mature, 15 fertilized w/ ICSI)

1/27/2012 – Embryo transfer date! Transferred one “perfect” blastocyst. 7 others made it to freeze.

2/6/2012 – BETA #1 – POSITIVE!!!

5/1/2012 – IT’S A GIRL!!!

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