Infertility Timeline

  • Married June 6, 2009
  • Thanksgiving 2011: I am 4 days late and decide to take a pregnancy test. It is negative and we both (surprisingly) are bummed. We decide we are ready to start trying for “real”.
  • September 2012: Still not pregnant. Regroup with my OBGYN and she recommends preliminary Day 3 testing for me and an SA for Adam.  Testing comes back normal, but at my request she refers us to Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine (CCRM).
  • November 2012: Meet with Dr. B at CCRM. She doesn’t see anything alarming from our charts and assumes that we might just need a little help (IUI) but has us both do all of the required testing.
  • January 2013: Regroup with Dr. B. Find out I have severe endometriosis that has caused cysts in both ovaries, a hydrosalpinx in my right tube (which is completely blocked). My left tube looks OK on HSG.   Laparoscopic surgery is scheduled for March.
  • March 2013: Surgery to remove cysts in ovaries and check tubes. Both tubes are completely overtaken by endometriosis. Dr. B makes a game-time decision and closes both off completely as risk for ectopic would be too high.   Thankfully, my ovaries and uterus still look great which means we are perfect candidates for IVF.
  • May 2013: First IVF cycle. Planning on a “freeze-all” cycle as I need additional months of treatment for my endometriosis before a transfer. 19 eggs retrieved, 18 mature, 13 fertilized. 10 embryos frozen on Day 5.
  • June & July 2013: Depot Lupron monthly shot. Prep for frozen embryo transfer starts at end of July.
  • August 2013: Transfer of 2, 5-day blasts on August, 26th.
  • September 2013: Pregnant! Ultrasound shows 1 beating heart. Due date is May 13, 2014.
  • December 2014: Its a BOY!
  • March 6, 2014: Water breaks at 30w2d gestation after a seemingly perfect, uncomplicated pregnancy.
  • March 13, 2014: Baby Cade arrives! 3 pounds 1 oz, 18 inches long
  • March 15, 2014: Cade passes away at 2:30am from a rare disease called Restrictive Dermopathy (RD)
  • April 2014: We find out we are both carriers of RD and it would be a 25% chance this happening again with future pregnancies
  • April/May 2014: Regroup with CCRM. Many questions that we need answered like can we test the remaining stored embryos? Yes! (THANK GOD) 4 out of the 8 can be tested.
  • June 2014: Find out 3 of our 4 embryos are approved for transfer. They were PGD tested for RD and CCS (comprehensive chromosome screened) tested.
  • July 2014: Transfer 1 embryo
  • August 2014: Pregnant! It’s a girl! Due Date April 2015
  • April 7, 2015: A HEALTHY baby girl arrives! Berkley Ann Griffin: 6lb. 12oz. 20.5in

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