AUG/SEPT PART 6

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Postby curteisye » Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:42 pm

I agree, we need pics!
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Postby MommyToOne » Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:00 pm

Desperate - We needs pics! I love ultrasound pics!!!!

Curt - I hope you get the call soon!! I would go crazy waiting and not knowing when I would start! The diet has to suck around this time of year! I only gained 4 lbs since the start of my IVF and I lost 3 after stopping PIO...I would like to lose about 10 or 15 before starting my FET!

Lorrie - I like Femera so much better than Clomid...I didn't have any side effects from it...I pray you get your miracle this month!

Lisa - I want to see the real deal!!!

Kari - I hope you are doing well...this is just so hard...not knowing when or if I will miscarry on my own...I'm so scared I will wait too long and end up needing an emergency d&c or something crazy! The way everything has gone it would surprise me if something like that happened

Hello to everyone else! Hope everyone is doing well!

So, had my appt...went as expected...still no baby. The sac has grown from 17mm to 19mm...which means my beta has probably gone up, I didn't even ask him to check it...I kind of wish I had but then again not...he wants to see me back in 3 weeks. He prescribed me a pill (started with a C but can't think of the name now), also gave me a script for loritab and ibuprofen...he told me to think about it and take it when I'm ready but he would like for me to do it sooner rather than later...I feel like I have done all I can...I'm not ready for it to be over but I know it is. I don't know when to take it...he sd the bleeding should start within 24 hrs of taking the first pill...so I don't want to take it today b/c I want to enjoy trick or treating...I don't want to take it Sunday and it start Monday while I'm at work...ugh...is there ever a good time to miscarry? Today has been a hard day, I think just knowing its over and knowing I have to tell DS tomorrow...I just want to get it over with!

While I was sitting in the waiting room at the OB there were pregnant woman everywhere...like at least 10...they are all chatting about their pregnancies and how horrible it is and how they are so ready to not be pregnant anymore...one lady said she only had 4 days left and she couldn't wait for it to be over...all I could think about it how I would give anything to have 7 months left...it took everything I had not to just sit and bawl or start yelling at all of those ungrateful woman! There was a lady that came in with her husband, they looked like they were in their lower 40s...I didn't really think much about why they were their...just thought it was nice to not be the only non pregnant woman in there...a lady finally stuck her foot in her mouth...they had all shared the sex of their babiesl...she looks at me and says "Do you know what your having?" I said "Yes, I'm having a miscarriage" The woman and her husband were sitting next to me and she said she was also, it was like this huge relief that she wasn't alone...I wanted to hug her...she lost twins, her and I sit there and talked for a moment before I was called back...we were both almost in tears, I broke down when I got back to the exam room...The chick that asked the stupid question looked like she wanted to shoot herself...she stuttered around and didn't know what to say...I just looked the other way and started talking to the other lady...What is so annoying is I don't even look pregnant...I've got a little pooch but sitting down and with the shirt I am wearing today I could just be chubby...it isn't like he only does OB...he does Gyno too...I hope the woman learned a lesson and never asks someone about a pregnancy unless she is 100% sure they are pregnant!
Me - 29 DH - 31 DS - 9 DS2/DD - Almost 2
2 m/c, 3 REs, 6 Failed IUIs, 6 years TTC
Sept 2010 IVF #1 - BFP - M/C Nov. 2010
3/3/11 - FET #1
3/14/11 - 578!!
3/16/11 - 1297!!
3/22/11 - 1st u/s!! TWINS!!!
3/29/11 - :hb: :hb:
5/10/11 - Its a BOY and a GIRL!
6/11/13- FET #2
6/21/13 - 397!!
6/24/13 - 892!!
6/26/13 - 1911!
7/1/13 - First u/s! TWINS AGAIN!
7/9/13 - :hb: :hb:
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Postby desperategrl » Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:23 pm

Ok, will post pics once i find my usb chord.

Mommytoone- that is so awful! i hated going to the ob and seeing young teenagers etc when going through this infertility stuff. I can't believe that woman, you can assume just b/c you are at the ob that everyone is pregnant! Even if you weren't miscarrying, you have to be careful to assume someone is pregnant b/c it's like you are calling them chubby. That is so hurtful, i'm sorry you had to go through this today :( She should feel really bad and has probably learned her lesson.
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DH 28 MFI/Low low morphology and
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TTC # 1 Since July 2008
IVF # 1 Oct 09 0 out of 5 Fertilized
found out we need ICSI..Duh
Switched RE's due to him being an incompetent fool
IVF # 2- 21 Retrieved, 18 mature, 15 fertilized ,and 9 made it to blast
2 Transferred, 7 frozen. BFP!
Beta # 1 306
1 Empty sac and 1 baby
Singleton
12/16 Gender Scan!!!! Boy!!
2/22 4D U/S!

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Postby curteisye » Fri Oct 29, 2010 6:00 pm

Ugh, mommy, I am so sorry you had to go through that. Unfortunately I know that all too well. I am sure she probably did learn her lesson (at least I would like to think she did) and in the end perhaps you opened her eyes a little bit. I actually ran into a girl at work today who asked me how my twins were doing. It is always sad to tell someone new. She was very appologetic for asking and I had to almost comfort her. It isn't like we walk around with a neon sign on our chest telling them of our loss, but boy would it be nice to have sometimes.

So I finally had a chance today to call and talk to someone and get some answers. Apparently the way the trial works, they do a group all at once and collect the data. Once that group is finished, they send the data to the drug company who looks through all of their data and quality control aspects and then calls them to tell them if everything looks good or not. They usually then call back within 2 weeks from that point to start calling in the next batch of candidates. They are allowed to do 40 at a time. They said they are still in the data analysis phase and are expecting a call any time now (meaning within the next two weeks) saying everything looks good. The lady was super nice and said I was more than welcome to call back to check the status any time. Although this means probably another 3-4 weeks before I start in the trial, I am actually ok with that because I was getting a bit concerned about this running into the holidays. If they call in November, I will probably be put on birth control in December and then we can do IVF in January. It is still a wait, but at least I feel like I am getting somewhere.
Carrie Me 37 DH 34 DS#1 7 ; DS#2&3 born 3/11/09. Lost DS#3 to SIDS 10/14/09 - I miss my angel every day. IVFx2, FETx2, still have 2 frozen
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Postby desperategrl » Sat Oct 30, 2010 5:02 am

Carrie, Glad you finally have a timeline and aren't just sitting waiting and wondering. January would be a good time to start IVF - I would say the bcp and lupron are non stressful but as soon as you hit the stims that's more time consuming and stressful especially if you were doing it through the holidays..so January would be awesome. So with this study, you get everything paid for, even meds?? :) Oh, about the fluttering, not sure whaat i'm feeling ?? I wonder if it is the baby??

Lorrie, I'm really praying something will happen for you. I know it will but it might take some time. I hate that money is your biggest obstacle :( I know the donor route is just so freakin expensive - Hopefully the femera and good ol bd will do the trick. Sounds like you have a really fun halloween planned. Yes, t he kiddos will get over it this year..it's understandable with what you've been through the last few months.

Profshopper, Thinking of you..I know you mentioned you were to get your 12 week u/s on Friday just like me. Not sure if you scheduled it for later?

Kari, thanks for checking in with me! I've just had such a bad experience with TTC that it's hard not to worry but i feel so much better that i passed the 12 week barrier.
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DH 28 MFI/Low low morphology and
low motility
TTC # 1 Since July 2008
IVF # 1 Oct 09 0 out of 5 Fertilized
found out we need ICSI..Duh
Switched RE's due to him being an incompetent fool
IVF # 2- 21 Retrieved, 18 mature, 15 fertilized ,and 9 made it to blast
2 Transferred, 7 frozen. BFP!
Beta # 1 306
1 Empty sac and 1 baby
Singleton
12/16 Gender Scan!!!! Boy!!
2/22 4D U/S!

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Postby lisab » Sat Oct 30, 2010 5:34 am

LOL, sorry I gave you all heart attacks :D :doh:

MommyToOne - I'm so sorry about this whole ordeal. :( If there's anything you need, we are here. Can you take some time off of work? I'm just so sorry sweetie. :hugs: :cry:

Carrie - I'm glad you are finally getting somewhere with these people! I hope it's not much of a wait. Hopefully it will be very soon. It sucks being in limbo. Ahh the dieting is hard! Keep up the good work! It'll pay off soon!

desperategrl - Oooh yay!! I'm so glad you had a good appt!! I can't wait to see pics!!!

Lorrie - I hope you don't have too many side effects on Femara! I never tried it, but almost everyone I see who takes it, gets a BFP! I'm excited for you! Oh, the hcg booster shot extends the LP. I have an LPD. Plus it makes the uterus nice and spongy for implantation.

irishsweetie - Thanks!!!


Not much to report here! I'm good!
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Postby profshopper » Sat Oct 30, 2010 9:17 am

hi ladies
i had no idea there was a new thread :(

desperate - im so glad your US went well! why do you think its a girl ? my friends friends sister was told she was having a boy and a girl came out!
i havnt had my US yet - i couldnt get an appt for the 12 weeks so the only one i could get is on the 12th which will make me 14 weeks i think. whats your due date?

mommy - i have major issues with some pregnant women. especially the ones that stick it in your face. some of those women sitting in that waiting room are just losers. they have not acheived anything in their lives appart from getting knocked up so they enjoy every part of it! sorry if i sound harsh. i just hated feeling horrible with my infertility and then having some high maintenance woman sitting in the waiting room next to me expecting everyone to bow down to her cos shes pregnant. all i think about is women in china or africa that are pregnant and just get on with it. they dont need the special attention.etc. sorry if i sound bitter :(
as we say in England - 'youre not the first pregnant woman luv, get over yourself'. ;-)

Lisa - when s the real test? fingers crossed.

kanne - i used the calculate the months too. each pregnant friend that i had i used to say to myself well if i get pregnant this month then we can be pregnant together, or if it happens next month then i will be pregnant when she has a newborn etc. it s just not healthy. and just hurts.

sorry about the rant ladies. just reading mommytoone story brought back so many memories :(

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Postby MommyToOne » Sat Oct 30, 2010 9:32 am

Profshopper - it does suck! Every month I calculate my due date...I'm pathetic! What reall sucks is I was due June 10th...when I had the chemical 2 years ago my due date was June 25th...I would really like a June baby...if the FET works in January I will b due in Oct...which is when DS birthday is...I always wanted to avoid having 2 kids birthday in the same month...at this point I don't really care...I just want my baby...

We talked to DS this morning...it went better than I expected...he actually seemed relieved which makes me a little sad but I'm glad he wasn't sad...I asked if he understood that we weren't having a baby anymore and he sd yes...he was ok with that...I just told him the baby stopped growing...I didn't want to say the baby died...I think had I sd the baby died he would have been more sad...I'm just glad to have it over with!
Me - 29 DH - 31 DS - 9 DS2/DD - Almost 2
2 m/c, 3 REs, 6 Failed IUIs, 6 years TTC
Sept 2010 IVF #1 - BFP - M/C Nov. 2010
3/3/11 - FET #1
3/14/11 - 578!!
3/16/11 - 1297!!
3/22/11 - 1st u/s!! TWINS!!!
3/29/11 - :hb: :hb:
5/10/11 - Its a BOY and a GIRL!
6/11/13- FET #2
6/21/13 - 397!!
6/24/13 - 892!!
6/26/13 - 1911!
7/1/13 - First u/s! TWINS AGAIN!
7/9/13 - :hb: :hb:
It's a BOY and a GIRL AGAIN!!
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Postby desperategrl » Sat Oct 30, 2010 2:07 pm

I know what you mean by calculating due date. I would have had a baby already if my 1st ivf cycle wasn't a bust.
Me - 27 No Known issues HSG all Clear
DH 28 MFI/Low low morphology and
low motility
TTC # 1 Since July 2008
IVF # 1 Oct 09 0 out of 5 Fertilized
found out we need ICSI..Duh
Switched RE's due to him being an incompetent fool
IVF # 2- 21 Retrieved, 18 mature, 15 fertilized ,and 9 made it to blast
2 Transferred, 7 frozen. BFP!
Beta # 1 306
1 Empty sac and 1 baby
Singleton
12/16 Gender Scan!!!! Boy!!
2/22 4D U/S!

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Postby desperategrl » Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:44 pm

My nurse called and my progesterone is 53. She said they look for over 18. So no more shots!!
Me - 27 No Known issues HSG all Clear
DH 28 MFI/Low low morphology and
low motility
TTC # 1 Since July 2008
IVF # 1 Oct 09 0 out of 5 Fertilized
found out we need ICSI..Duh
Switched RE's due to him being an incompetent fool
IVF # 2- 21 Retrieved, 18 mature, 15 fertilized ,and 9 made it to blast
2 Transferred, 7 frozen. BFP!
Beta # 1 306
1 Empty sac and 1 baby
Singleton
12/16 Gender Scan!!!! Boy!!
2/22 4D U/S!

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Postby MommyToOne » Sat Oct 30, 2010 5:11 pm

Desperate - Yay for no more shots!!!
Me - 29 DH - 31 DS - 9 DS2/DD - Almost 2
2 m/c, 3 REs, 6 Failed IUIs, 6 years TTC
Sept 2010 IVF #1 - BFP - M/C Nov. 2010
3/3/11 - FET #1
3/14/11 - 578!!
3/16/11 - 1297!!
3/22/11 - 1st u/s!! TWINS!!!
3/29/11 - :hb: :hb:
5/10/11 - Its a BOY and a GIRL!
6/11/13- FET #2
6/21/13 - 397!!
6/24/13 - 892!!
6/26/13 - 1911!
7/1/13 - First u/s! TWINS AGAIN!
7/9/13 - :hb: :hb:
It's a BOY and a GIRL AGAIN!!
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Postby MommyToOne » Sat Oct 30, 2010 6:27 pm

Just had to share pics of DS tonight! He decided Thursday he wanted to be a robot so I spent the last 2 days making his costume!

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Its hard to see in the pics put the round things are glow bracelets! We had a blast trick or treating!
Me - 29 DH - 31 DS - 9 DS2/DD - Almost 2
2 m/c, 3 REs, 6 Failed IUIs, 6 years TTC
Sept 2010 IVF #1 - BFP - M/C Nov. 2010
3/3/11 - FET #1
3/14/11 - 578!!
3/16/11 - 1297!!
3/22/11 - 1st u/s!! TWINS!!!
3/29/11 - :hb: :hb:
5/10/11 - Its a BOY and a GIRL!
6/11/13- FET #2
6/21/13 - 397!!
6/24/13 - 892!!
6/26/13 - 1911!
7/1/13 - First u/s! TWINS AGAIN!
7/9/13 - :hb: :hb:
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Postby lisab » Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:18 am

desperategrl - YAYYY for no more shots! That must be a relief!!!

MommyToOne - I think you did a good job telling DS. That must have been so hard, but I'm glad he's taking it well. Very cute costume! How cool!!

:hi: to everyone!

I'm not sure when I can test for real yet. My doctor's office said to test at 17dpo! Yeah right! There's no way I wait that long. :)
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Postby desperategrl » Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:36 am

Cute costume!! Very creative!!

Lisa, I'm tired of being in the 2ww with you, i'm ready for you to test :wink:
Me - 27 No Known issues HSG all Clear
DH 28 MFI/Low low morphology and
low motility
TTC # 1 Since July 2008
IVF # 1 Oct 09 0 out of 5 Fertilized
found out we need ICSI..Duh
Switched RE's due to him being an incompetent fool
IVF # 2- 21 Retrieved, 18 mature, 15 fertilized ,and 9 made it to blast
2 Transferred, 7 frozen. BFP!
Beta # 1 306
1 Empty sac and 1 baby
Singleton
12/16 Gender Scan!!!! Boy!!
2/22 4D U/S!

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Postby LorrieS » Sun Oct 31, 2010 7:26 pm

Mommy - I'm so so sorry about everything you're going through. I'm disgusted in that lady at your OB's office. She and others really need to think before they talk. I've been asked the stupid question many of times "You don't have children?" Like WTH??? I always answer "Yes, I've always wanted children, but I wasn't as lucky as most women. I could never have one." They always have that 'blank' look on their faces after that. It's just awful how some people just don't think. There's the different between those who get pg without batting an eye and those like us who have to work harder at it and for many years sometimes to acheive this miracle.
I'm happy to hear your DS took the news ok. Children amaze me. Love the costume btw....great job!

curteisye - Glad you got some answers as to the trial. I think it will all work out perfectly!

desperategrl - So happy about your appt! I can only imagine what it feels like to pass that 12 wk barrier. Such a relief I'm sure! Thanks for the kind words. Donor is crazy expensive!! So far Femara is good. No s/e so far. Well nothing more than maybe a slight headache, but that's it. YAY for no more progestrone shots!!!!

Lisa - I hope you can test in a few days and you see a blazing BFP!!! I would love nothing more for you!! It would be awesome! Are you feeling anything different/sxs?

:hi: EOE!

Tired, busy weekend but fun. Candy (my furbaby) birthday was today, she turned 6. We had friends over last night and it was fun. It was a party in her honor, lol. She was spoiled! Halloween was quiet for us this year, I kind of liked it that way. We usually do this big haunted garage theme, but as I mentioned, I really wasn't upto it this year. I gave out candy outside. DH had put up a few decorations to at least let the kids know we were giving candy, and once the bucket was gone I came in. Never mind the kid that rang my door bell at 9pm :mad: Boy was I mad. Here our lights were off and everything. Got the dogs barking and everything. Lord. Seriously???

Other than that, not much. My last night of Femara tonight. Waiting for some signs of O coming to start BDing. Hoping and praying for a MIRACLE. It would be so amazing if it happened!!!

Well I'm off to bed. Exhausted.

TaTa for now!
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