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Re: New Beginnings

Postby Nickysy » Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:11 am

Hi Everyone. Just a quick question, its Thursday today. I started spotting since Tues, but it still hasn't turned into a flow. Sorry for TMI, its dark brown, old blood, barely 2 or 3 drops. Didn't even require a single pad change. Its weird. And I am freaking out. Hvnt ever had AF like this. Normally its starts as spotting, and turns to red flow within a few hours.
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March 2016 IUI: Clomid+Estrogen+ HCG trigger+ Progesterone: BFN
Feb and March 2017- IUI ( Clomid + Hcg Trigger+ Progesterone)- BFN

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Re: New Beginnings

Postby faithrock » Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:27 am

Nickysy: 3 days is a bit long to only spot/brown. Have you taken another test? Did your doctors give you a time limit on how long to wait to naturally start AF? Do you feel ill or anything? Do you feel like you have an infection? I know every one is different. I know certain teas are suppose to encourage uterine contractions like epo and parsley tea. I'm so sorry you are going through this. Please keep us posted on how its going. HUGS
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Re: New Beginnings

Postby Danaa » Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:41 am

I agree three days is too long to just be spotting,take another test and then call ur doctor.hugs!!!
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Re: New Beginnings

Postby AndiA108 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:35 am

Nicky - Since you had implantation and this wouldn't be a true period correct? When I had my early MC brown spotting lasted a few days before the red flow started. I'm guessing your body is just taking some time to work things out. Have they talked about doing another hcg level draw to make sure your levels go down to 0?
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01/2014 - MC 6wks
12/2015 - MC 5wks
2 Rounds Clomid 50mg - BFN
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09/2016 - Round 3 Clomid 50mg + 200mg CoQ10 3xs Day
10/2016 - Clomid Challenge Test 100mg - Responded well
11/2016 - Clomid 100mg - BFP 12/03/2016 -- Ended in a miscarriage: 12/22/2016

3 months after our miscarriage... 03/22/2017 - Unexpected BFP. Praying this is our rainbow baby.
04/11/2017 - 6w5d saw the heartbeat!
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Re: New Beginnings

Postby 7Mk1973 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:47 pm

Hello lovely ladies. Just a quick hello. Danaa can't wait for your next scan. You should be able to see heart beat then, right? Nickysy I agree that you should retest to make sure your hcg has gone down to zero. It may just take some time for your body to adjust to the loss. I know you just want to move on to another cycle. Keeping you in my heart. Andia try not to worry about your little one too much. I do know worry is part of mother hood. My older sister was only 5lbs 2oz at birth and she is now 45. I was like 5lbs 6oz at birth and am a healthy adult. Your little one sounds perfect even if small. Courtney glad to hear Ben is doing well. Good that the doc gave you something for your post partum depression. You will feel much better soon. Sorry that your dad is not doing any better. Faith sorry about your bfns. It will be good for you to give your body a rest from the fertility drugs. You never know, your body might just give you a surprise bfp during that break. Fly good to hear from you. Star I'm so excited to hear about your retrieval plans. Fx for many good eggs creating great embies. Loz sorry that the surprise was ruined, but I know your dh is thrilled. Glad to hear you don't have gestational diabetes. Whoz any news on your front? I think that is everyone. If not I'm sorry for missing you. Afm I had a great bd schedule and am now in my tww. Just hoping for a bfp or at least a longer cycle like last month. But not TOO long if I don't get my bfp lol. Things have finally slowed down for me at work so I am enjoying more time with my dh. That is all except for hugs, baby dust, and sticky vibes to us all.
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Re: New Beginnings

Postby Flybutter » Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:30 pm

Andi, five pounds is not bad at all especially for 37 weeks. He still has time to come up a bit more. I delivered a day before 40 weeks and she was 6 lbs 15 oz but they had been saying she was 5 pounds that same week. Really hard to judge on U/S and usually it is off.
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Clomid #4 100MG - January - Ovulated - CD21 18.5 - BFN
Clomid #5 100MG - February - Ovulated - No CD21 Because of Lab Mixup - BFN
Clomid #6 150MG - April - Ovulated - Didn't bother with CD21 - Discouraged - BFN
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Re: New Beginnings

Postby Nickysy » Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:31 pm

Hi. Thanks Danaa, Faith, Andi and Angela for the advice. I finally started with red flow on Friday evening. Guessing it took my body some time to adjust after implantation. Am feeling much better, and want to move forward.

Faith: I think its an emotional and physical relief to be away from meds sometimes. Hugs.

Danaa: As long as your scan showed a healthy bean in there, I am ecstatic. You deserve to hold your rainbow baby in your arms. Enjoy snuggle time with Jack and have a chill, blissful pregnancy ahead.

Loz: Wow! Congratulations on the baby boy. Looks like our entire group has been having baby boys. Have you thought of any name?

Courtney: I am sorry you were put on meds. Hopefully you will feel better soon. Hugs.

Andi: You are almost there. Can't wait to meet your lil one now. If it helps, I was born with a weight of 5 pounds. Lil baby, but extremely healthy and active. I am sure your baby boy is doing just fine.

Angela: Enjoy your tww. I am glad you are getting more of DH time. Fxed for a BFP this time.

Fly, Star, Whoz, Wish: Hello.
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Mild endometriosis and PCOD diagnosed feb 2015, DH: Slightly low morphology, great counts.

Nov-Dec 2015- Clomid plus trigger- BFN
HSG-Feb 2016: Tubes perfectly clear
March 2016 IUI: Clomid+Estrogen+ HCG trigger+ Progesterone: BFN
Feb and March 2017- IUI ( Clomid + Hcg Trigger+ Progesterone)- BFN

IVF#1- May-June 2017: 6 embabies frozen on day 3. No fresh transfer.

FET#1- Oct 2017: 3 embabies * day 3 Transferred. Chemical pregnancy.
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Re: New Beginnings

Postby Danaa » Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:04 am

Angela so good to hear form you and happy things are settling at work,every time you post I feel so positive about things bcs you give positivity with ur posts,I don’t remember you complaining about anything.You go girl!!!
Fly good to see you here with us!!How is the baby?
Nicky hugs!!You can do this!!Im here,we are all here for you!!!!I for one won’t be leaving this group.Ty for the wishes.
How is everyone doing?!My Saturday was a bit lazy,did a bit of cleaning but dh brought me Starbucks pumpkin spice latte and a rose and that made my dad a whole lot better even if after that he gave a lecture about how I shouldn’t do anything but rest....ermmm xcuse me?are you my dad??:)) I wanted to clean the stairs of our building and he was pissed but he eventually did it himself and I’m happy and he is happy only jack is not so happy bcs I skipped our cuddle routine today but I’m planing on make it up to him later.So yeah...good times...lol
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Short Protocol with Bemfola and Cetrotide
19mature eggs and we have 9 day5 blasto.
FET#1 ended in a loss around 5 weeks
FET#2 ended in a loss at 22w due to IC,my boys will be forever in my heart .
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Re: New Beginnings

Postby Loz28 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:44 pm

Hi everyone,
Courtney, I'm sorry to hear you're having a tough time, I'm glad you got help and got the lexapro though! Hopefully it's kicked in by now and you're starting the swing back up! How lovely that Ben is so cuddly!!
Andi, I am tall too and people keep telling me my bump should be bigger, but as long as the doctor doesn't seem to concerned I think it's ok. Plus tall parents definitely does not mean big babies!! A woman I know is absolutely tiny, and she just gave but to a 4.5kg baby (just less than 10 pounds) and a friend who is still short but definitely bigger & taller than her, had a 3kg (6.6lbs) baby - she also had gestational diabetes and was told her baby would be bigger as a result and yet... So it just goes to show that it's totally random haha! My doctor also told me at my last appt that the baby was a little bit under on the scan, but she said it was nothing to worry about as they go thru all kinds of crazy growth spurts thru the last tri so it just depends if they catch you right before or after one - it can drastically change. I'm still a little worried of course but I'm waiting til the next appointment and trying to trust that my little guy is fine! Fx for you that your next appt (and the birth!) goes well.
Angela, I'm glad work has slowed down enough to give you some quality time with your DH! And good to hear you had a good bd schedule. When will you test? Or are you going to try to hold out?
Faith, how are you going?
Nicky, I'm both sorry and relieved that your full flow is started. If I could drink I'd raise a toast to new beginnings - I wish you (and all the ttc-ers in the group) all the luck and baby dust in the world! How are you coping? Have you spoken to your doctor about next steps?
Dana, how are you feeling? Listen to that hubby of yours, he just wants to take care of you!! How is Jack doing? At our antenatal classes they told us to play the sounds of babies crying at really low volume to our pets when they're relaxed and happy, to get them used to the sound. I tried it with my cats yesterday when they were cuddly and purring and one of hem barely noticed, the other one flipped out and tried to bite and scratch my phone after about 30 seconds hahahah.
Star, fly, eoe I hope you are all well.
Afm, I am not sleeping well at the moment. I ran out of iron supplement (I am borderline anemic) so I think that might be making things worse as well, I had no anxiety or anything and had felt exhausted all day, but as soon as I lay down I was wide awake and my heart was racing. Off to get more iron supplements today for sure!
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Re: New Beginnings

Postby starMint » Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:27 am

Angela - good luck in the TWW! when are you going to start testing?
Nicky - happy to hear that flow started so you can get things ready for the next attempt
EOE - hi!
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IVF#3 starting Nov 27, 2017 150iu Follistim and 150iu Menopur (been doing 7 units hGH since 11/1)
IVF#2 - 19 eggs retrieved(12/8/16) (11 mature) 10 fertilized, 0 blasts
7 units hGH x 43 days (from 10/24 until trigger), 150iu Follistim and 150iu Menopur x 13 days (with last three days the Menopur dropped to 75iu and last four days with 250iu Ganirelix shots), 2000iu hcg and Luprene trigger
IVF#1 26 eggs retrieved (9/16/16), 14 fertilized, 0 blasts
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Re: New Beginnings

Postby AndiA108 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:13 pm

Fly - thanks! That makes me feel better. I didn't realize how quickly they can pack on those lbs!

Nicky - I know it's still hard but I'm glad things progressed and you can can move on to the next step. Thinking of you and really hoping that rainbow comes soon!

Angela - GL in the tww!

Loz - That's good to hear! Yes, I'm so tall too about 5'11". So sorry to hear you're not sleeping well! Have you tried the sleepy time tea? My doctor said she was ok with a cup of it at night to help me sleep.

Dana - Take it easy girl! That's sweet about DH. Have you tried the chesnut praline latte from starbucks?? THAT IS MY FAVVV. We ran out to get a decaf one late at night on friday. I told DH he has his beer I can have my starbucks haha.

AFM - I'm doing better mentally. I feel like he grew, we will see at my appointment later this week. Other than that, I woke up feeling positive about birth. I just want to meet this kid and get the birth over with! lol

Yesterday I woke up with a TON of pressure down there. It was hard to walk. I've had pressure but not like this. Is that a sign he's coming soon? Or will I just be like this for weeks haha.
ME: 29, DH: 31
TTC #1 since November 2014

01/2014 - MC 6wks
12/2015 - MC 5wks
2 Rounds Clomid 50mg - BFN
(NTNP Feb 2016 - April 2016)
09/2016 - Round 3 Clomid 50mg + 200mg CoQ10 3xs Day
10/2016 - Clomid Challenge Test 100mg - Responded well
11/2016 - Clomid 100mg - BFP 12/03/2016 -- Ended in a miscarriage: 12/22/2016

3 months after our miscarriage... 03/22/2017 - Unexpected BFP. Praying this is our rainbow baby.
04/11/2017 - 6w5d saw the heartbeat!
04/19/2017 - 8w5d heartbeat still strong @ 178 :D
06/28/2017 - It's a boy! <3

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Re: New Beginnings

Postby Danaa » Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:12 pm

Loz i hope you stocked up on iron supliments,ty for the tip,I did that today a bit with Jack :)) he wasn’t responsive at all but I do want to buy a doll that cries so we can start a bit of training with Jack bcs him being over 90lbs dog needs to learn boundaries and not respond when the baby cries,we will start that after the second trimester.
Jack was very cuddly with me when i got further along in the pregnancy,I don’t know if he felt something or not.
Andi it seems to me like you are almost there :)) I have no Idea what to say bcs no experience but I hope your labor and delivery goes smoothly and easy and no pain,I haven’t tried that coffee,I don’t know much about coffee tbh,i love frappes in summer and something like a latte during cold but im drinking decaf and not everyday.
Star I hope you are well.
Eoe hello,im sending hugs and baby dust your ways,pls return to chat with us lol:))I miss you guys.
Afm all good,I still spot from time to time but is ok,im doing my best to rest,im enjoying my everyday day being pregnant,I pray God alows us to go to full term and take home our rainbow babies.
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After 3 years in which we tried everything we are doing IVF in Greece with Iakentro Athens.
Short Protocol with Bemfola and Cetrotide
19mature eggs and we have 9 day5 blasto.
FET#1 ended in a loss around 5 weeks
FET#2 ended in a loss at 22w due to IC,my boys will be forever in my heart .
FET#3 ?
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Re: New Beginnings

Postby whoz » Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:45 pm

HI all,

Sorry I've been MIA. I love you all and hope everyone is doing okay. Of course you are in my thoughts, Faith and Lolz and MK and and Nicky with your continued fertility journey.

I finally said F*YOU to that awful fertility place by switching to a new one. I have my initial consult tomorrow and hopefully can start real treatment this next month.

Work is picking up for Christmas. I have my sister's wedding this weekend in a barn up in Maine. Much love
Me: 31
DH: 29
DS born July 2015
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BFP Sept 2016 after weaning DS
MMC at 12 weeks - Nov 2016 (baby passed away at 6 weeks)
Fertility testing March 2017. Unexplained secondary infertility.
Trying naturally (Preseed, SMEP, BBT, baby aspirin, progesterone, OPKs, Fertilaid, FertileCM and Ovaboost, etc) Dec 2016 - April 2017 - BFNs
3 rounds of clomid (50mg, 100mg, 150mg) with my first anov cycle, breakthrough bleeding and all BFNs - May - June 2017
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Re: New Beginnings

Postby sunshinepgh84 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:24 am

Whoz - Good luck! I switch fertility clinics before I started my IUI and I can't even begin to tell you the night and day experience I had. I hope it works out for you!
TTC #1 since December 2015
Me (33) DH (34)
Normal HSG for me, normal SA for him
March/April/May 2017: Clomid BFN
June 2017: IUI Testing Cycle
July 2017: Testing complete. Diagnosed with Diminished Ovarian Reserve/Unexplained
August/September/October 2017: Clomid + IUI - BFN
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Re: New Beginnings

Postby AndiA108 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:04 pm

whoz - so good to hear from you! I think you made the right choice by switching clinics.

sunshine - not sure we met, hello!

Dana - I am praying these are your rainbow babies! Get cozy with some good shows. Do you have netflix? Any good ones you are in to right now? I started jane the virgin, short episodes and kind of funny.
ME: 29, DH: 31
TTC #1 since November 2014

01/2014 - MC 6wks
12/2015 - MC 5wks
2 Rounds Clomid 50mg - BFN
(NTNP Feb 2016 - April 2016)
09/2016 - Round 3 Clomid 50mg + 200mg CoQ10 3xs Day
10/2016 - Clomid Challenge Test 100mg - Responded well
11/2016 - Clomid 100mg - BFP 12/03/2016 -- Ended in a miscarriage: 12/22/2016

3 months after our miscarriage... 03/22/2017 - Unexpected BFP. Praying this is our rainbow baby.
04/11/2017 - 6w5d saw the heartbeat!
04/19/2017 - 8w5d heartbeat still strong @ 178 :D
06/28/2017 - It's a boy! <3

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