April/May 2015 IVF/FET

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Re: April/May 2015 IVF/FET

Postby Twein0831 » Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:49 am

AF started today and my baseline is Friday. Hopefully I get to start round 2.
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Re: April/May 2015 IVF/FET

Postby MidwestGirl » Tue Aug 04, 2015 1:50 pm

Twein - So sorry about your BFN! FX that the third time's the charm. Looks like we're in a similar situation - see below.

JLG - Wow, 27 eggs! Great that so many are still growing, too. So, it's Friday for a 5-day transfer?

Raina - Thinking of you and hoping those numbers rise soon.

Charlotte - I will remember you tomorrow as you go get your next beta -- maybe it's a slow starter.

AFM - Got my beta back yesterday, and the numbers are falling. It was 27 (down from 173), so our little boy isn't going to make it. :cry: They had me go get more blood tests today so they can see what my estrogen and progesterone are on this dose of the meds, in case they need to change something for next time. This sucks much more than last time when it was just a BFN, because this time we got all excited and made plans how to tell everyone and even had a name already picked out for him. I'm trying to focus on the positive, though: we have one more embryo in cryo, so we have another chance. And we do already have our beautiful toddler, whose 2nd birthday is in a week! Like Twein, I'm throwing my energy into DD's birthday party right now. It's going to be a pool party with a duck theme for all the decorations (ducks are her favorite animal right now).
Me: 36, low progesterone/ovulatory dysfunction
DH: 41, healthy
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IVF Oct/Nov 2012, BFP! DD born at 41 weeks 1 day
13 months TTC #2, 1 year break, then 2 more months TTC
FET Jan 2015, BFN
Freeze-all IVF May 2015, 2 snowbabies
FET July 2015, BFP but m/c at 5w1d :angel:
FET Sept 2015, BFN
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Re: April/May 2015 IVF/FET

Postby JLG80 » Tue Aug 04, 2015 6:36 pm

Aww, Midwest. I'm sorry. I can't imagine how hard that would be after all the excitement. I'm so sad reading your post. Hugs. Hang in there. This really sucks. I hope the distraction of DD's party provides you with some relief, and I pray that your embryo in cryo will be that miracle you so deserve!

Yes, my transfer is Friday, but really that would be a 6 day transfer if Sunday counts as day 1. I will get a call tomorrow from the embryologist with an update of how they are doing. Getting nervous. I'm thinking I will want to start testing a couple days before my beta, but I'm starting to think those initial blood tests are going to be the most nerve racking part of the process.

How's everyone else doing? Charlotte, let us know about your last blood test.
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DH 40
TTC #1 since April 2013
HSG April 2014
Dx PCOS, Rx metformin July 2014
Lap 8/14/14
9/14-Clomid, Ovidrel, & timed BD -1follicle: BFN
10/20/14 IUI #1 (Clomid & Ovidrel) 1follicle: BFN
12/8/14 IUI #2 (Clomid & Ovidrel) 2follicles: BFN
1/10/15 IUI #3 (Clomid & Ovidrel) 1 follicle: BFN
2/6/15 IUI #4 (Clomid & Ovidrel) 2 follicles: BFN
IVF May 2015 - cancelled due to high baseline estrogen levels, postponed to July.
Baseline scheduled 7/17/15.
Egg retrieval 8/2/15.
1 blastocyst transferred 8/7/15, 3 frozen.
BFP!! 8/15/15
8/18/15 Beta 563!
8/20/15 Beta 1022!
9/3/15 ultrasound ❤️ 118bpm
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Re: April/May 2015 IVF/FET

Postby Twein0831 » Tue Aug 04, 2015 7:35 pm

Midwest...I'm soo sorry!!!! It's so hard getting news like that. Try and hang in there. Sending hugs!!!!!
A duck themed birthday sounds so cute. My mini me has decided to do an all pink party. She wants all her guest to wear pink which I think is a pretty cute idea. She has requested a pink swirled cake with Oreo frosting!!!
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Re: April/May 2015 IVF/FET

Postby Charlotte418 » Wed Aug 05, 2015 11:03 am

@Twein - Thanks for the support about the numbers, I am staying cautiously optimistic. BIG HUG for you! I am praying that this next cycle will bring you your baby. You sound like a great mom, planning fantastic birthday bashes! That is too cute how she wants everyone to wear pink!!! lol I have been living vicariously through my sister's son helping with his parties and its always a blast.

@Midwest - BIG HUG! Thanks for thinking of me. I am hoping it was a slow starter. I am so so sorry about the news. That is very heartbreaking, this whole process is so scary and you are very brave. You sound like a great mom too... You are so strong and have such a great attitude! Enjoy your little girls duck party.

@JLG- it's so exciting that your big day is coming up on Friday! I am so excited for you. :) Thanks for thinking of me...

AFM, the beta today doubled from Monday. Thank God! I am still scared out of my mind, but a little less worried. Trying to keep a positive attitude. No more betas, thank goodness! My clinic does an ultrasound scan at 6 and a half weeks. The scan will give a lot more info than betas. Keeping as busy as possible until then!
1/1/15: IUI #1 Clomid, Ovidrel: BFN
1/29/15 IUI #2 Clomid, Ovidrel: BFN
2/26/15 IUI #3 Letrozole, Ovidrel: BFN
3/26/15 IUI #4 Letrozole, Ovidrel: BFN
4/10/15: Started taking BCP
4/21/15: IVF prep, ordered meds
4/28/15: Box of Meds arrived
4/30/15: Baseline BW u/s
5/1/15: Start stims
5/12/15: Triggered w/ Novarel only
5/14/15: Egg Retrieval, 12 eggs, 11 fertilized
5/19/15 IVF #1 ET
5/29/15 Bloodtest BFN, frozen transfer in July
6/30/15 Baseline for FET
7/14/15 Lining and bw good :)
7/22/15 IVF #2 ET
Home test=Pos 7dp5dt or 12dpo
7/31/15 Beta 136 BFP!!! :)
8/3/15 Beta 280
8/5/15 Beta 566
8/18/15 6.5wk scan, saw baby and heartbeat HR 126 :)
8/31/15 8.3wk scan, everything looks good :)
9/29/15 12.4wk scan, HR 155, surreal- still don't believe it
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Re: April/May 2015 IVF/FET

Postby JLG80 » Wed Aug 05, 2015 4:42 pm

Charlotte- great news, girl! So relieved to hear the news!!

Got an embryo update today. Monday he said we had 9 very good ones...today he said we had 6 perfect ones. I don't expect all 6 to make it to Friday, but I hope and pray most of them do!! I guess I'm going to just deal with the catheder. I asked at my egg retrieval if I could use a bedpan and they said no. Probably a way to keep it convenient and charge more, but who knows. I know I'll get through it, hopefully without kicking the dr in the face, lol.
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DH 40
TTC #1 since April 2013
HSG April 2014
Dx PCOS, Rx metformin July 2014
Lap 8/14/14
9/14-Clomid, Ovidrel, & timed BD -1follicle: BFN
10/20/14 IUI #1 (Clomid & Ovidrel) 1follicle: BFN
12/8/14 IUI #2 (Clomid & Ovidrel) 2follicles: BFN
1/10/15 IUI #3 (Clomid & Ovidrel) 1 follicle: BFN
2/6/15 IUI #4 (Clomid & Ovidrel) 2 follicles: BFN
IVF May 2015 - cancelled due to high baseline estrogen levels, postponed to July.
Baseline scheduled 7/17/15.
Egg retrieval 8/2/15.
1 blastocyst transferred 8/7/15, 3 frozen.
BFP!! 8/15/15
8/18/15 Beta 563!
8/20/15 Beta 1022!
9/3/15 ultrasound ❤️ 118bpm
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Re: April/May 2015 IVF/FET

Postby raina35 » Fri Aug 07, 2015 1:52 am

Hi --

There was no sac today and most prob it is a m/c.. I am shattered :cry:
Me: 32, healthy
DH: 31, serious MFI
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IVF Jun/Jul 2015,17 eggs retrieved, matured 10!
FET # 1 (3x3dt) BFP but m/c at 5w3d
FET #2 Nov 2015, requested for a 5dt
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Re: April/May 2015 IVF/FET

Postby Charlotte418 » Fri Aug 07, 2015 5:58 am

@Raina- I'm so sorry :hugs: I hope you can find some comfort during this tough time. Thinking of you

@JLG- Good luck today! Let us know how it goes.
1/1/15: IUI #1 Clomid, Ovidrel: BFN
1/29/15 IUI #2 Clomid, Ovidrel: BFN
2/26/15 IUI #3 Letrozole, Ovidrel: BFN
3/26/15 IUI #4 Letrozole, Ovidrel: BFN
4/10/15: Started taking BCP
4/21/15: IVF prep, ordered meds
4/28/15: Box of Meds arrived
4/30/15: Baseline BW u/s
5/1/15: Start stims
5/12/15: Triggered w/ Novarel only
5/14/15: Egg Retrieval, 12 eggs, 11 fertilized
5/19/15 IVF #1 ET
5/29/15 Bloodtest BFN, frozen transfer in July
6/30/15 Baseline for FET
7/14/15 Lining and bw good :)
7/22/15 IVF #2 ET
Home test=Pos 7dp5dt or 12dpo
7/31/15 Beta 136 BFP!!! :)
8/3/15 Beta 280
8/5/15 Beta 566
8/18/15 6.5wk scan, saw baby and heartbeat HR 126 :)
8/31/15 8.3wk scan, everything looks good :)
9/29/15 12.4wk scan, HR 155, surreal- still don't believe it
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Re: April/May 2015 IVF/FET

Postby Twein0831 » Fri Aug 07, 2015 4:59 pm

Raina...I'm so so sorry about your news. It's heart breaking!!! Sending hugs!!!

Charlotte...glad to hear numbers doubled!!!

JLG....how did things go today????

Afm...I had my baseline and everything looks good. I start stims today and they did add heparin this time. I will have to start that once I trigger. I hope this works. Its my last 2 then I'll have to start over!!!
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Re: April/May 2015 IVF/FET

Postby JLG80 » Fri Aug 07, 2015 5:47 pm

Hi guys,

Rania- I am so sorry, how devastating. My heart goes out to you. Hugs.

Twein, good luck this round! Cheering for you!

Transfer went well. We arrived to learn we had 4 perfect blastocysts, and we transferred one, froze 3. Beta will be the 18th, and they are giving us orders to do it locally. I also have to do bloodwork next week so dr can determine if my estradiol or progesterone need to be adjusted to prevent m/c. Oh, and I survived the urine catheter, just a quick pinch going in and out! Got pictures of my little embryo! Home, and relaxing....on bed rest through Saturday.
Me 35
DH 40
TTC #1 since April 2013
HSG April 2014
Dx PCOS, Rx metformin July 2014
Lap 8/14/14
9/14-Clomid, Ovidrel, & timed BD -1follicle: BFN
10/20/14 IUI #1 (Clomid & Ovidrel) 1follicle: BFN
12/8/14 IUI #2 (Clomid & Ovidrel) 2follicles: BFN
1/10/15 IUI #3 (Clomid & Ovidrel) 1 follicle: BFN
2/6/15 IUI #4 (Clomid & Ovidrel) 2 follicles: BFN
IVF May 2015 - cancelled due to high baseline estrogen levels, postponed to July.
Baseline scheduled 7/17/15.
Egg retrieval 8/2/15.
1 blastocyst transferred 8/7/15, 3 frozen.
BFP!! 8/15/15
8/18/15 Beta 563!
8/20/15 Beta 1022!
9/3/15 ultrasound ❤️ 118bpm
It's a GIRL!
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Re: April/May 2015 IVF/FET

Postby alexandra1234 » Fri Aug 07, 2015 6:23 pm

Raina, Midwest....oh my gosh. My heart is breaking for you both. Raina, is there any possible chance it is a bit too early still?

Midwest, ugh. I'm so so sorry. Hang in there, take it one day at a time, and let yourself feel the feelings as they come. I hope that the next try comes soon, and you have a better outcome.

Twein... Glad you're starting the next one soon. When my first try failed, sailing right through to the second attempt was very good for me and saved me a ton of grief. I hope your bfp is around the corner.

Charlotte, congrats!!! And jlg, congrats on being pupo with one perfect embie! I was so happy to read that you sailed through the urinary catheter business. :)

Afm, I'm 11weeks 1 day today. Saw my RE for the last time! Even though it's early, the RE was amazing with the ultrasound probe and... It's a boy! :) So that's going well. Work, on the other hand, is a fucking disaster. But oh well.. Life.
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IUD out: 01/'13.
Dec '13: HSG: R tube clear, L blocked-ish, hydrosalpinx
Jan-Oct '14: TTC break
Nov '14: TTC back on!
Dec '14: Clomid #1! BFN :(
Feb '15: Clomid #2. BFN
March '15: 1st RE appt: IVF with ICSI is our only option.
3/23 saline sono: WTF is that polyp doing in my ute?! 3/26: Hysteroscopic polypectomy
4/28: Embryo retrieval! 15 eggs retrieved, 10 fertilized, 9 frozen.
5/3: 5-day transfer. BFN. :(
6/9: 5-day frozen transfer. OMG BFP!!!

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Re: April/May 2015 IVF/FET

Postby JLG80 » Sat Aug 08, 2015 6:24 pm

Alexandria- congrats on your boy!! So exciting! Now you can start having fun with decorating and narrowing names! I'm sorry work is being stressful for you. Been there. I like what I do, but all the bullshit stuff makes it really suck sometimes. I hope things get better for you soon. Hang in there, and focus on that little boy when times get rough!
Me 35
DH 40
TTC #1 since April 2013
HSG April 2014
Dx PCOS, Rx metformin July 2014
Lap 8/14/14
9/14-Clomid, Ovidrel, & timed BD -1follicle: BFN
10/20/14 IUI #1 (Clomid & Ovidrel) 1follicle: BFN
12/8/14 IUI #2 (Clomid & Ovidrel) 2follicles: BFN
1/10/15 IUI #3 (Clomid & Ovidrel) 1 follicle: BFN
2/6/15 IUI #4 (Clomid & Ovidrel) 2 follicles: BFN
IVF May 2015 - cancelled due to high baseline estrogen levels, postponed to July.
Baseline scheduled 7/17/15.
Egg retrieval 8/2/15.
1 blastocyst transferred 8/7/15, 3 frozen.
BFP!! 8/15/15
8/18/15 Beta 563!
8/20/15 Beta 1022!
9/3/15 ultrasound ❤️ 118bpm
It's a GIRL!
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Re: April/May 2015 IVF/FET

Postby MidwestGirl » Sun Aug 09, 2015 8:46 pm

Hi, Ladies! Thanks for all your sympathy and support this week. It means a lot to me.

Charlotte - That's great news that your beta doubled! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that you'll see a strong little bean at the ultrasound. When is it?

Raina - Big hugs :hugs: . That sucks so much! I hope you're finding some good distractions as you wait for the next appointment, and I hope you're doing okay.

Twein - Back on the merry-go-round again - good for you! So does your doctor think you have a clotting disorder, or is the heparin for some other reason? My RE, for whatever reason, puts everyone on aspirin, even people without high risk of blood clots.

JLG - Congratulations on your transfer! And on surviving the urine catheter :)

Alexandra - Woo hoo! Graduating to the OB is a milestone. Never mind about work... whatever bull is going on there, you're making a person. That's pretty damn cool. In our profession, there's often so little emotional energy left for our own lives - try to save an ounce of it to savor the fact that you're going to be a mom in just over half a year.

AFM - Waiting for my beta to get back to negative. My last one was 19, and we're now checking weekly. :af: arrived in all her crampy, clotty glory. I went through 10 pads in one 14-hour work day but my doctor said that was okay. I think I'll feel better when my body is back to normal - then I'll be able to focus on our other "embaby." I keep looking at the picture of the one we lost. I don't know if having his picture makes it better or worse. When I think about it, I'm surprised at how much I feel like DH and I have lost, weird because we really only had a week and a half of being pregnant.

DD's party today was actually fantastic, a great distraction, and she had so much fun! Her delight at feeding the ducks, swimming, opening gifts, and eating cake (which I decorated with frosting ducks) made me happy, too.
Me: 36, low progesterone/ovulatory dysfunction
DH: 41, healthy
19 months TTC #1
IVF Oct/Nov 2012, BFP! DD born at 41 weeks 1 day
13 months TTC #2, 1 year break, then 2 more months TTC
FET Jan 2015, BFN
Freeze-all IVF May 2015, 2 snowbabies
FET July 2015, BFP but m/c at 5w1d :angel:
FET Sept 2015, BFN
IVF with fresh tfr Sept 2016, BFP, DS born at 41 weeks
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Re: April/May 2015 IVF/FET

Postby Charlotte418 » Thu Aug 13, 2015 3:19 pm

Thanks, Midwest! I hope you are feeling better. I don't think that's weird at all about feeling the loss, any amount of time causes that type of pain and heartache. Your feelings are valid and I hope that you can be back to 100% soon and look forward.

AFM, The 6.5 wk scan is Tues 8/18, I am staying occupied until then. :praying: I have plans to go to the beach with my nephew (2 yrs old - I just love him!), sister and parents tomorrow... It should be a nice distraction and my friend's surprise birthday party on Saturday. I have been pretty anti-social lately so I hope I still remember how to talk to people and have a good time! :doh:
1/1/15: IUI #1 Clomid, Ovidrel: BFN
1/29/15 IUI #2 Clomid, Ovidrel: BFN
2/26/15 IUI #3 Letrozole, Ovidrel: BFN
3/26/15 IUI #4 Letrozole, Ovidrel: BFN
4/10/15: Started taking BCP
4/21/15: IVF prep, ordered meds
4/28/15: Box of Meds arrived
4/30/15: Baseline BW u/s
5/1/15: Start stims
5/12/15: Triggered w/ Novarel only
5/14/15: Egg Retrieval, 12 eggs, 11 fertilized
5/19/15 IVF #1 ET
5/29/15 Bloodtest BFN, frozen transfer in July
6/30/15 Baseline for FET
7/14/15 Lining and bw good :)
7/22/15 IVF #2 ET
Home test=Pos 7dp5dt or 12dpo
7/31/15 Beta 136 BFP!!! :)
8/3/15 Beta 280
8/5/15 Beta 566
8/18/15 6.5wk scan, saw baby and heartbeat HR 126 :)
8/31/15 8.3wk scan, everything looks good :)
9/29/15 12.4wk scan, HR 155, surreal- still don't believe it
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Re: April/May 2015 IVF/FET

Postby Twein0831 » Thu Aug 13, 2015 3:52 pm

Midwest...I'm on the heparin bc it's suppose to help with implantation. How are u doing? Feeling any better? Im glad to her your DD's party went well.

Charlotte.....I'm praying with u!!!! I hope u have a great appointment. Sounds like u have some great plans the next few days that will be really fun.

Afm...I trigger tonight, start heparin Monday and transfer Tuesday. I plan on doing nothing for 2 days. I have my mother in law staying with us to help with my DD and my mom coming to cook us amazing dinners for those nights!!! I just really hope this one works. I really don't want to start over with a fresh cycle.
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