August 1999: A and I glance at each other for the first time during college orientation. He likes me. I like him. Then I find someone I like even better. I chase that guy for a good two years, all the while A still likes me while biding time with other stupid ho-bags.
April 2000: Our first kiss after longest courtship ever, while watching Ace Ventura…. <facepalm>.. when his roommate left the room to go poo. <another facepalm>
July 2001: I tell him I love him while watching Austin Powers. <both fists banging sides of head> (This is embarrassing.) Funny movies were the catalyst for the make out sessions that led to the romantic milestones I guess.
January 2002- July 2005: we break up we get back together we break up we get back together some more
August 2007: Engaged!
August 2008: Married!
April 2010: We pulled the goalie! Woohoo! Lots of excitement and “We could have a baby 9 months from now! squeel!” (HA!)
May-July 2010: “i hope can do my duties as a maid of honor for my little SIL’s wedding. I might be preggoooo! hee hee!” … (HA!)
September 2010: Hmmmmmm………
October 2010: Doctor, “You guys are so young and healthy, just give it a year and then we will do some tests.”
December 2010: This isn’t fun anymore.
January 2011: Brother: “You’re going to be a first-time auntie!”
“YAY/OH COME ON!”
March 2011: OKAY WHAT THE F***.
June 2011: Doctor, “okay lets run some tests. A, go get an SA when you can.”
July 27, 2011: First nephew born while on vacation alone with my mom. How fun for us! Lots of pictures and phone calls!
July 28, 2011: THE VERY NEXT DAY. phone call from A, “We’re fucked. It’s me.”
October 2011- Next steps appt with doctor/midwife. She walks into the room 9 months pregnant. for our INFERTILITY Appt. She and my other friends who use her fail to mention this to me beforehand, so I am surprised by it. She tells us IVF is our only option. Refers us to Urologist. Again, all while her GIANT baby belly is in my face. I rage at how cruel the whole thing is.
*3 days later she has the baby. Uses our boy name. I rage some more.
October 2011– Sept 2012 Depressed. “Get your babies out of my face. seriouslygetthemoutofmyface.”
October 2012: Hah-Vay-EE land calls us! “Get us the eff off this continent!”
December 2012: “Hawaii Insurance has an infertility mandate?! SAY WHAT!?!?!?!”
February 2013: Day 3 blood workup. Almost die from blood loss. not really.
NEXT DAY: Step Brother’s wife has 2nd baby
TWO DAYS LATER: Brother T, “You’re going to be an auntie again!” via email. EMAIL.
March 2013: First Medicated IUI. just ’cause. with Clomid- A has bathroom incident. $152. We poopoo our pants with insured glee.
April 2013: 2nd IUI planned on Clomid. Wait, what? Am I ovulating? A is out of town. huh? where? We missed it. We’re idiots.
April 2013: little SIL bride (See May-Jul 2010) “I’m pregnant! yyyyyyaaaaaayyyyyyyyy”
April-June: We basically want to die. Not speaking to little SIL. very awkward and heartwrenching time.
June 2013: First appt at Fertility clinic. September IVF with ICSI is on the Calendar!
August 31, 2013: start stims
Sept 10, 2013: Trigger, Transfer canceled due to high progesterone.
Sept 12, 2013: Retrieval- 34 eggs, 24 ICSI’d. 19 fertilize, 6 make it to blast & get Cryoed for future FET’s!
Nov 25, 2013: FET; 1 embryo. Finger’s crossed!
Dec 3, 2013: First ever BFP! WE DID IT!