Sunday, June 1, 2014
The start of babies...
I am often asked to describe the sequence of events of the experiences my husband and I have had with the quintuplets. A little background information is required first. I had a son born in 2006. His name is Conner and he is the highlight of our lives! He loves sports and has a heart made of gold! Prior to my husband and I conceiving this time, we had conceived in the past but lost that daughter to Turner’s Syndrome and severe heart defects at 23w6d in June 2011. We had a D/C at that time. This loss more than devastated me!
Since then, we had been trying to conceive with no luck. After following the proper protocol, we were referred to a fertility specialist in NJ. In May 2013, we had our first appointment! After running many tests on both of us between May 2013-Sept 2013, they diagnosed us with unexplained infertility. I was excited but nervous to run these tests. Some of these tests were uncomfortable to say the least. At ths time, only a few people knew we were seeking assistance. In September 2013, we did one round of Clomid and timed intercourse. Two follicles were produced but conception did not occur. In October 2013, we did another round of Clomid and timed intercourse. This time one follicle was produced; however, conception did not occur. In November 2013, daily injectable medications were given and an Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) was performed. Prior to the actual IUI procedure, I was monitored every other day-daily to see how my body was responding. The day before the IUI procedure, the ultrasound and blood work showed one possibly two follicles would be mature enough to possibly become fertilized.