Our Journey

I have a detailed history of endometriosis, polyps, cysts, and loads and loads of birth control pills, patches, implants, IUD’s, and HRT.

Fast Forward to the start:

  • September 2012 – Surgery to remove IUD, endometriosis, polyps, and a few other minor procedures.

Due to an unexpected outcome of the surgery (accidental cauterization of the right fallopian tube) I was then inclined to have some further testing done. I also switched to a different OB/physician.

  • February 21st 2013 –  HSG concluded that both tubes were blocked.
  • Follow up in late March involved confirmation of blocked tubes and a referral to a nearby fertility clinic when my (soon to be) husband and I decided we would want a family. IVF was going to be our best option.
  • April  2013 – Decided to see a Naturopath (Dr. M), it was suspected that my progesterone was low. Started sub lingual progesterone CD12/14-28 until mid June, then start scheduled Hormone Panel for first cycle after marriage.
  • June 8th 2013 – Married the love of my Life. Best Day Ever!
  • June 20th 2013 – started hormone panel saliva test.
  • July 16th (CD27), noticed my cycle was not on time(usually a 25 day cycle) and not feeling quite right. Pregnancy Test showed faint positive. I didn’t believe it, so I tossed it in the garbage.
  • July 17th – BFP, worried, and excited. Still didn’t believe it completely. Long debate about calling the OBGYN who had told me my tubes were blocked, just a few short months ago.

IMG_0307

  • July 18th – BFP again, it finally sunk in, and I called. Blood work ordered: HCG 60.
  • July 20th – Blood work ordered: HCG 159
  • July 22nd – Early ultrasound showed nothing, Slightly inflamed right fallopian tube.
  • July 23rd – Blood draw results from July 22: HCG 150. Dr. S called and wanted to see me in her office that afternoon 2:30pm Diagnosed with Ectopic (tubal) pregnancy. We chose surgery over a shot of methotrexate, surgery allowed for us to confirm bilaterally blocked tubes, remove pregnancy, and check for endometriosis.
  • July 24th – We said good bye to Baby Brooks #1, HCG was negative shortly after surgery. Surgery concluded that right tube is damaged and no longer functional, however, it was left inside until next time, left fallopian tube, PERFECT. No endo, no cysts, surgery went well.
  • July- first of September – recovery
  • Sept 1st – not preventing, but not TTC.
  • Sept 18th – BFP on HPT, HCG 12. Told that was definitely positive, but couldn’t determine if this was viable or not. Started Progesterone.
  • Sept 20th – HCG 22. (Not looking promising)
  • Sept 22nd –  Start spotting, doctor reassures me everything is fine.
  • Sept 24th – Spotting progressed. ER visit Confirm Gestational sac measuring 5w2d. Blood test negative, sent home with instructions to rest, and come back if I didn’t finish passing on my own.
  • Oct 23rd – Green light to TTC. Hubby and I decided we would start seriously trying.
  • December 19th – Visit with Dr. M concluded I am not ovulating, low on both estrogen and progesterone. Stress levels are too high. Recommends I consider cutting out a few things, and relaxing. Retest hormone panel.
  • February 22, 2014 super faint BFP – and 2/24 no questions about it!

IMG_2660

  • 2/24 – HCG 206, 3/4 – HCG 6897, 3/13 HCG 49,398
  • April 23, 2014- Missed Miscarriage at 11w 4d
  • April 25, 2014- D & C – genetic testing in process.. Colton James Brooks (Triploidy, Male)
  • April 25, 2014 to May 2014 – Break
  • May 1, 2014 – October 2014 – Naturally TTC
  • October 3, 2014  – AFC 4 (on each side) and AMH 0.75 – DOR
  • October 13, 2014 – Follicle check L 0, R 2 (10mm,12mm) Lining 5.9
  • October 16, 2014 – Follicle check L 2 (5mm, 8mm) R 2 (12mm, 18mm) Lining 9.3 – Strong LH Surge late AM
  • October 17, 2014 – Pregnyl 10,000iu’s trigger shot (5am) accompanied by 150mg progesterone 4dp trigger through end of cycle. BFN.
  • November 2014 – Femera (5mg, day 3-7) + Pregnyl 10,000iu’s trigger injection. accompanied by 150mg progesterone 4dp trigger – BFP. Progesterone to continue at 300mg’s through week 12. Baby Aspirin daily, prenatal, and Methyl-folate (a lot).

EDD: August 6th, 2015 – It’s a boy!

August 6, 2015 we welcomed our sweet boy, Crosby Dixon, 8 pounds 8oz and 21 inches of pure bliss! IMG_9956

Nov 6th 2016 – 4th miscarriage @ 6ish weeks

January 2017 – BFP, EDD Oct 2nd 2017

September 23rd – WELCOME baby boy #2 – Kobe Jae, 8lbs 5oz and 21 inches of pure bliss!

img_8255

Advertisements

One thought on “Our Journey

  1. I just wanted to leave a word of encouragement. God is bigger than your struggle. I have a friend who had an ectopic pregnancy that made her loose that fallopian tube. She then had at least 3-4 miscarriages afterwards. Shortly after her last miscarriage she conceived and had a great pregnancy. Having a little baby girl! Believing and trusting God and keeping his plans first, things always work out better than we ever plan or could imagine! Keep the faith!

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s