Getting Here

  • August 2007:  Started charting BBT, CF/CM, etc to determine if/when I ovulated.
  • November 2007: Donor testing (HIV/STD’s, etc) and waiting for results.
  • December 2007: Donor testing gave us the ALL CLEAR to move ahead.  Began home ICI’s/IVI’s with KD sperm.
  • December 2007: BFN
  • January 2008: BFN
  • February 2008: Early ovulation, missed insemination
  • March 2008: 3rd home ICI/IVI.  2 insems this cycle. Conception date: March 29, 2008.
  • April 2008: Tested on April 8th at 11:45pm – 10DPO – BFP!
  • “Wee One” or “Nessy” as we called him was due December 20th, 2008.
  • 9 Months to the day from our conception date….on December 29th, after 7.5 hours of labor, I gave birth to our son Lachlan.  Had an amazing, planned, unmedicated homebirth with the help of my partner, wonderful midwife and birthing assistant.
  • Lachlan weighs in at 9lbs 3oz and 21″ long!
  • November 2009 Donor re-tested for HIV and STDs.
  • December 2009 Donor tests are good!
  • December 2009 1st ICI/IVI with KD sperm.
  • January 2010:  Tested January 10 @ 12 DPO – BFP!!!
  • Expected due date for baby #2 was September 21, 2010.
  • Beautiful baby boy Cael Lennon was born 1 day early on 09/20 at 9:20pm, weighing 9lbs2oz! Had an incredibly difficult yet amazing home water birth.
  • Not sure if more babies are in our future or not…..stay tuned…..

One thought on “Getting Here

  1. Hello from Finland!
    Nice to read about your journey. And that on 2nd time you got BFP on the first try!
    We are having our 5th try next week (we did 4 during fall 2011) also by home IUI!
    You two have such wonderful and cute boys! ❤
    You can read more about our journey at sateenkaariperheeksi.wordpress.com (written in Finnish and mostly always also in English) 🙂

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