Hi. My name is Courtney Boyington. I am married to my best friend, Brandon. I was lucky to meet my husband at such an early age. I am 27 and my sweet husband is 36. We have an obvious age gap, but it's never gotten in the way.
Below is a timeline of the events in our life and Our Pathway to Parenthood.
September 1, 1976; Brandon Scott Boyington was born
January 13, 1986; Courtney Nicole Duke was born
He knew that his fertility may be impacted, and chose to freeze his sperm at UAB.
I started BCP. Worst decision of my life!
We met at Lake Mitchell in Clanton, Alabama.
|Our first picture 2007|
Brandon proposed on Friday, June 13 at Ozan Winery in Calera, Alabama.
We married on Saturday, June 13, at Magnolia Springs Manor in Helena, Alabama.
I graduated from the University of Montevallo with a Master's in Secondary Education with Highest Honors.
June 13 1st Wedding Anniversary and we got matching tattoos
February 2011- March 2011
Started using PreSeed (fertility friendly lubricant)
Brandon went for SA
First appointment with RE; Dr. Bates at UAB
IUI Scheduled and cancelled
HSG; septate uterus that requires surgery
Cancelled surgery due to lack of insurance coverage
He said that there was nothing we could do to help B's sperm
Stage I Endometriosis removed
Rest for 2 weeks and move forward with IUI
Trigger October 23
IUI October 25
HPT + at 10dpiui
Brandon rescued Daisy and brought her home on Black Friday.
|Christmas 2011 with Daisy|
Femara Dec 8-12 (no response)
Menopur Dec 17-25 (no response)
PIO Shot on Jan 4; AF arrived on Jan 9
IUI scheduled and cancelled
Follistim 125iu Jan 11-15
2nd HSG on Jan 16 showed Uterine Septum and possible blockage of right ovary
Uterine Septum resected and Stage II Endometriosis removed
No issues with ovary; Septum had obstructed view on previous HSG
April 10 asked Brandon to abstain from tobacco products for 45 days for upcoming IVF.
April 18 SIS showed slight curvature of uterine septum, but still moving forward with IVF.
Contacted by Circle and Bloom to affiliate and write guest posts on their blog.
May 4 Blog hit 10,000 page views
New cycle started on May 5
May 8 began BCP for IVF
May 10 IVF Checklist with Dr. A
May 15 Brandon met his sales goal for his first 3 months at new job=BONUS
May 22 guest post published on Circle and Bloom
May 29 Pre-cycle visit with Janet
Began Lupron injections
June 1 Last BCP
6 frozen embryos; PRAISE THE LORD
GOD IS GOOD ALL OF THE TIME!
I have spent many sleepless nights in prayer with Him. He will provide. God always provides in His time. He has spoken to me.
July 3 My first day back to work since June 22
July 4 Got HOPE tattoo (posts here and here)
July 17 Peyton Lane Boyington
Started keeping Journal of my Daily Blessings (to remember all of the good things)
July 24 2 year anniversary of TTC
August 12 Begin our FET cycle!
August 20 Brandon received his letter about his sales goal for the 2nd quarter= BONUS
August 24 Lining not thick enough and we must push our calendar back one week
August 30 Tentative FET scheduled
August 31 2nd Lining Check for FET cycle PASSED
September 1 Brandon's 36th birthday
September 14 Beta positive
*hCG 67, progesterone 63, estrogen 153
September 21 Beta positive and increasing
*hCG 1291, progesterone 67, estrogen 168
September 25 First ultrasound - Saw Sac
*hcG 6597 progesterone 77, estrogen 159
October 2 Second ultrasound- Saw Hearbeat
*hCG 33,035, progesterone 62.8, estrogen 273
October 23 Fifth ultrasound- measuring 9w1d
Saw and heard the heartbeat- 178bpm
Saw The Sneak move for the first time
November 6 Sixth ultrasound- measuring 11w1d
Saw and heard the heartbeat- 171bpm
Consult with Dr. Allemand
Last appointment with ART Fertility Clinic in this pregnancy!
November 9 LAST ESTRACE PILL AND LAST PROGESTERONE IN OIL INJECTION!
December 11 Second OB appointment with Dr. Radbill
|Merry Christmas from The Boyingtons!|
December 29 Ellie kicked for the FIRST TIME and Brandon and I felt it!
January 22 OB Appointment
February 21 OB Appointment
1-hour Sugar Test=FAILED!
February 27 SICK with ???
March 2 Still SICK with ???
March 4 ER Trip due to sickness. Bronchitis
*3-hour Glucose Tolerance Test--PASSED
March 21 OB Appointement and everything well
|At my going away (from work) dinner|
|With my Work Family-- Paul's Diamond Center|
April 3 OB Appointment