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Postby Sunshinetex » Tue Nov 04, 2014 7:34 pm

Becca....so exciting. Praying for a sticky little one for you!
Me - 41
BF - 39
TTC #1 - Sept 2012

Hsg October 2014 - blocked tube. Straight to ivf
Ivf #1 - feb 2015 - bfn
Ivf #2 -may 2015 -
5/7 - 10 eggs retrieved, 9 fertilized
5/12 - et. 5 day transfer - 1 blastocyst and 2 morulas - bfn
7/2 - surgery to remove/repair tubes - tubes cauterized
Ivf #3 - sept 2015
9/10 - 13 eggs retrieved, 10 fertilized
9/15 - et 5 day transfer 3 blastocysts....
9/24 beta 152 9dp5dt
9/28 2nd beta 248 13 dp5dt
9/30 beta #3 468 15dp5dt
10/3 beta #4 1672 18dp5dt
10/9 u/s 1 baby
10/19 u/s 1 baby with heartbeat of 140. Due June 3, 2016.
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Postby ShuggysMom » Wed Nov 05, 2014 7:40 am

Becca- praying for you and your now unfrozen embryo! Please keep us posted! Sending lots of positive vibes your way!

AFM- doing well. I am now 16 weeks. Got to hear heartbeat the other day and had a sonogram last week and everything seems fine. I wish I could let my guard down a bit, but I cant quite overcome the fear of something bad happening. Despite my fears, I have such supportive OBs- they routinely work with AMA women and are always so positive and helpful in allaying my concerns.
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Re: TTC thoughts and sharing-Part II All Welcome!

Postby tammylynn1230 » Wed Nov 05, 2014 12:10 pm

Hi all!

DH and I have an appt with a new RE on Monday! We will still be doing donor eggs but this lab has a great team with lots of experience and I hope this will be the answer to our prayers!
Me 42 :love: DH 42 (no kids of own)
DS 25
DD 22
DS 21

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03/11/13 pregnancy lost @ 5 weeks :angel:

Sept 2014 IVF with frozen donor eggs!
Sept 26: BFN

Jan 12, 2015 IVF with Frozen Donor eggs!
Jan 22 BFP....Jan 30 pregnancy lost @ 5 weeks :angel:

March 23: FET!! Please Lord grant me this miracle...
We transferred two 5 day BB hatching embies!
March 28, 2015 BFP! Thank you Lord!
Due Date: Dec 08, 2015

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Postby Sunshinetex » Wed Nov 05, 2014 5:34 pm

Shuggysmom, so glad things are going well. Hang in there. Try to relax.

Tammylynn, so exciting!!! I hope you like the new re.

I got my packet from my re today. So excited! Getting some tests done tomorrow and planning for January ivf cycle.

Hope everyone else is doing well! Becca -praying for your sticky little one!
Me - 41
BF - 39
TTC #1 - Sept 2012

Hsg October 2014 - blocked tube. Straight to ivf
Ivf #1 - feb 2015 - bfn
Ivf #2 -may 2015 -
5/7 - 10 eggs retrieved, 9 fertilized
5/12 - et. 5 day transfer - 1 blastocyst and 2 morulas - bfn
7/2 - surgery to remove/repair tubes - tubes cauterized
Ivf #3 - sept 2015
9/10 - 13 eggs retrieved, 10 fertilized
9/15 - et 5 day transfer 3 blastocysts....
9/24 beta 152 9dp5dt
9/28 2nd beta 248 13 dp5dt
9/30 beta #3 468 15dp5dt
10/3 beta #4 1672 18dp5dt
10/9 u/s 1 baby
10/19 u/s 1 baby with heartbeat of 140. Due June 3, 2016.
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Re: TTC thoughts and sharing-Part II All Welcome!

Postby Sunshinetex » Sun Nov 09, 2014 2:06 pm

Becca....checking in on the transfer. Any word?
Me - 41
BF - 39
TTC #1 - Sept 2012

Hsg October 2014 - blocked tube. Straight to ivf
Ivf #1 - feb 2015 - bfn
Ivf #2 -may 2015 -
5/7 - 10 eggs retrieved, 9 fertilized
5/12 - et. 5 day transfer - 1 blastocyst and 2 morulas - bfn
7/2 - surgery to remove/repair tubes - tubes cauterized
Ivf #3 - sept 2015
9/10 - 13 eggs retrieved, 10 fertilized
9/15 - et 5 day transfer 3 blastocysts....
9/24 beta 152 9dp5dt
9/28 2nd beta 248 13 dp5dt
9/30 beta #3 468 15dp5dt
10/3 beta #4 1672 18dp5dt
10/9 u/s 1 baby
10/19 u/s 1 baby with heartbeat of 140. Due June 3, 2016.
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Postby BeccaB40 » Sun Nov 09, 2014 4:01 pm

Well not much to tell. The day after the transfer I think I may have felt implantation pinching. I'm not sure because I don't think I've ever felt it before. But definitely a pinching/pin poking sensation on and off all day in the same spot in my lower right abdomen. I've never had many symptoms when I've been pregnant before. I feel very much like I did when I got pregnant with Jessica. Peaceful yet slightly weepy. Definitely no PMS (which I felt the last time). I don't want to get my hopes up, and I definitely feel strange putting all this out here. But I'm feeling positive. :-)
Me: 42, two boys ages 12 & 5
DH: 43, no children of his own
Married in May, 2012
TTC one of our own
IVF in November 2013
Egg Retrieval 11/19/13
ET 11/22/13 (4 embryos)
Beta 12/3/13: 92.4 BFP!
Beta 12/5/13: 174
Beta 12/12/13: 1418

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Postby Sunshinetex » Sun Nov 09, 2014 6:55 pm

Awww Becca, so glad to hear that the transfer happened!!! I am feeling positive for you too. Please keep us posted.
Me - 41
BF - 39
TTC #1 - Sept 2012

Hsg October 2014 - blocked tube. Straight to ivf
Ivf #1 - feb 2015 - bfn
Ivf #2 -may 2015 -
5/7 - 10 eggs retrieved, 9 fertilized
5/12 - et. 5 day transfer - 1 blastocyst and 2 morulas - bfn
7/2 - surgery to remove/repair tubes - tubes cauterized
Ivf #3 - sept 2015
9/10 - 13 eggs retrieved, 10 fertilized
9/15 - et 5 day transfer 3 blastocysts....
9/24 beta 152 9dp5dt
9/28 2nd beta 248 13 dp5dt
9/30 beta #3 468 15dp5dt
10/3 beta #4 1672 18dp5dt
10/9 u/s 1 baby
10/19 u/s 1 baby with heartbeat of 140. Due June 3, 2016.
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Postby BeccaB40 » Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:45 pm

Thanks Sunshinetex, I think my post from the day of transfer is on the previous page. I was on the edge of my seat wondering if the embryo was going to survive. I cried with the nurse before the procedure. Then the doctor came in holding the picture of the embryo and said "we have a baby"! I almost cried again, but held it together. He said the embryo survived and looked great. Then as he was scrubbing up he looked at me and said "I can't do your transfer, you were born the year I graduated high school". We laughed and I told him how young he made me feel. :-) He played music while doing the transfer and it was all very laid back and just an overall positive experience. I feel like last time when I had the chemical pregnancy, the doctor that did that transfer had no personality and didn't make me feel reassured at all. I feel like the timing for this is better than it was the last time. I just pray that what I'm feeling is accurate and I get good news on Thursday! The waiting is killing me!!!!
Me: 42, two boys ages 12 & 5
DH: 43, no children of his own
Married in May, 2012
TTC one of our own
IVF in November 2013
Egg Retrieval 11/19/13
ET 11/22/13 (4 embryos)
Beta 12/3/13: 92.4 BFP!
Beta 12/5/13: 174
Beta 12/12/13: 1418

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Postby Sunshinetex » Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:01 pm

Becca - I don't know how you can wait til Thursday!! Praying for you and so glad it was a positive experience.

I hope everyone else is well.
Me - 41
BF - 39
TTC #1 - Sept 2012

Hsg October 2014 - blocked tube. Straight to ivf
Ivf #1 - feb 2015 - bfn
Ivf #2 -may 2015 -
5/7 - 10 eggs retrieved, 9 fertilized
5/12 - et. 5 day transfer - 1 blastocyst and 2 morulas - bfn
7/2 - surgery to remove/repair tubes - tubes cauterized
Ivf #3 - sept 2015
9/10 - 13 eggs retrieved, 10 fertilized
9/15 - et 5 day transfer 3 blastocysts....
9/24 beta 152 9dp5dt
9/28 2nd beta 248 13 dp5dt
9/30 beta #3 468 15dp5dt
10/3 beta #4 1672 18dp5dt
10/9 u/s 1 baby
10/19 u/s 1 baby with heartbeat of 140. Due June 3, 2016.
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Postby tammylynn1230 » Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:39 pm

Becca, oooh my goodness, I am praying for a nice big ol Beta for you on Thurs!!

Sunshine, we will probably by tranfer buddies! My next IVF will be Jan too!

AFM: just go back from appt with new RE at Fertility Centers of Illinois. We were there for like 3 hours! What a wonderful doctor, I mean AMAZING, she even gave me a hug and said let's get you a baby. She is very optimistic of our chances using Donor Egg Bank (DEB) USA and their IVF lab in Chicago. She said I will be involved every step of the way and we are in charge, her and the embryologist will make suggestions along the way but tranfer day and how many to transfer will be our decision in the end based off how the embies are doing.

A lot of my test already done can be used and my hubbies too, so we are to start BCP on next AF, which is due Nov 28 then she will run what ever tests that may need to be re done, she wants to do a saline u/s to make sure the uterus is all clear still and we have to meet with a donor psychologist ( mandatory) all that can get done month of dec while on BCP's then when AF starts in Dec we will start the tranfser prep, so tranfer tentativley for eary Jan 2015 or mid Jan 2015 at the latest! My cycles are usually 30-34 days long but on BCP they should be like 25-27 days so that would put Dec AF approx Dec 23 ish with a transfer n 16-18 days later, of course my body has to cooperate that whole time but it's exciting to have a tenative time frame!

Tomorrow will consist of securing our financing so we can secure our donor at DEB USA, we currently have 3 contenders, they all have 6/7 eggs and at least one child of their own! One is my favorite, she is only 21 but has 2 kids already ( just like I was back in the day) and was honest about how she would like the $ from donation to help to finish school and take care of the kids, I just feel a kinship to her :)

Thanks for all your support, it really means the world to me!!
Blessings to all!
Me 42 :love: DH 42 (no kids of own)
DS 25
DD 22
DS 21

TTC since Jan 2013 /TR 12/2012
03/11/13 pregnancy lost @ 5 weeks :angel:

Sept 2014 IVF with frozen donor eggs!
Sept 26: BFN

Jan 12, 2015 IVF with Frozen Donor eggs!
Jan 22 BFP....Jan 30 pregnancy lost @ 5 weeks :angel:

March 23: FET!! Please Lord grant me this miracle...
We transferred two 5 day BB hatching embies!
March 28, 2015 BFP! Thank you Lord!
Due Date: Dec 08, 2015

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Postby ShuggysMom » Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:30 am

Becca- any new symptons to report? Stalking! FX for you!
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Postby BeccaB40 » Tue Nov 11, 2014 12:00 pm

Oh Tammylynn, So exciting! It really makes a difference when you find a doctor that you click with. I am so glad to hear you had a great experience and that you already have donors that you are interested in. I know this is going to work for you!

Shuggysmom, no symptoms to report. I still feel good. I really want to test at home to prepare myself. But my DH won't let me! I did however break down today and tested on an OPK. I did get a line, but it's not as dark as the control line (mid-day urine). It's still early, and it may mean nothing. I'm not putting my hopes into it, that's for sure. So each day that goes by I get more nervous, but I have a very positive attitude about this and just an overall good feeling. Praying I'm right!
Me: 42, two boys ages 12 & 5
DH: 43, no children of his own
Married in May, 2012
TTC one of our own
IVF in November 2013
Egg Retrieval 11/19/13
ET 11/22/13 (4 embryos)
Beta 12/3/13: 92.4 BFP!
Beta 12/5/13: 174
Beta 12/12/13: 1418

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Postby Sunshinetex » Tue Nov 11, 2014 7:30 pm

Becca....still praying for you.

Tammylynn....we will be cycle buddies, but you may be a few weeks ahead of me. Your re sounds awesome. And, your donor too. Excited for you! I am having to wait. Until my December cycle to start the bcp because the lab closes at Xmas to clean for 2 weeks. Sucks, but I guess that means it will be really clean when time to grow my embies, so I guess it is a good thing.

Hope everyone else is well!!!
Me - 41
BF - 39
TTC #1 - Sept 2012

Hsg October 2014 - blocked tube. Straight to ivf
Ivf #1 - feb 2015 - bfn
Ivf #2 -may 2015 -
5/7 - 10 eggs retrieved, 9 fertilized
5/12 - et. 5 day transfer - 1 blastocyst and 2 morulas - bfn
7/2 - surgery to remove/repair tubes - tubes cauterized
Ivf #3 - sept 2015
9/10 - 13 eggs retrieved, 10 fertilized
9/15 - et 5 day transfer 3 blastocysts....
9/24 beta 152 9dp5dt
9/28 2nd beta 248 13 dp5dt
9/30 beta #3 468 15dp5dt
10/3 beta #4 1672 18dp5dt
10/9 u/s 1 baby
10/19 u/s 1 baby with heartbeat of 140. Due June 3, 2016.
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Postby cubanmama » Tue Nov 11, 2014 9:39 pm

Becca - forgive me for not knowing, but how would the OPK show if you're pregnant or not? You have incredible will power to wait until the 13th! I'm thinking about you too and praying for good news. I never had many obvious symptoms for my pregnancies and before I got a BFP for Henry I felt cramps and was like, oh well, I guess I'm out this month. And low and behold, it was positive! Big hugs.
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Postby BeccaB40 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:50 am

Well from what I've read, LH (which is the hormone detected for ovulation) and HCG are very similar, and the ovulation prediction tests can pick up the HCG as well. However, it's not fool proof, and it's not an accurate or reliable way to test for pregnancy. It's only really positive if both lines on the OPK are equally as dark. Otherwise, it's considered inconclusive. And from what I've read, that only happens after a missed period. So any test done before a missed period is really a waste of time. I think it just satisfied my need to POAS. I so wish I could test. I have none in the house and DH wants me to wait for the blood test. I think he's afraid of a negative result. I feel that if it's negative at least I'm prepared, and I'm not alone. When they call with the blood test results I'm usually alone, as it's during the work day. Ugh....one more day!
Me: 42, two boys ages 12 & 5
DH: 43, no children of his own
Married in May, 2012
TTC one of our own
IVF in November 2013
Egg Retrieval 11/19/13
ET 11/22/13 (4 embryos)
Beta 12/3/13: 92.4 BFP!
Beta 12/5/13: 174
Beta 12/12/13: 1418

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