April/May 2015 IVF/FET

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Re: April/May 2015 IVF/FET

Postby raina35 » Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:38 pm

Midwest - I am so sorry to hear this :( please keep the faith and don't give up.. I had too almost become angry with everyone and everything ..that is why thought a break would do good, as it takes the mind off from all of this. You know what is best for you, for anything else we all are here to support each other
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Re: April/May 2015 IVF/FET

Postby MidwestGirl » Sun Oct 11, 2015 1:39 pm

Alexandra, Charlotte, and Raina - Thanks for your sympathy. I don't know how, but I believe that somehow things will get better over time. We're still so completely disappointed and grieving. The BFN on our final cycle makes our miscarriage seem worse, I guess because now it becomes this very stark realization that he was our baby #2 and now our family is going to be just the 3 of us. We're going to be participating in a walk on National Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Day, which may help process some of this. And I'm continuing to see my counselor. I read a quote I liked, which said, "There's a difference between giving up and knowing when you've had enough." At this point, I can't imagine putting it all on the line again to do another IVF cycle.

That said, I am still rooting for you guys and will check in to see how it's going. Best wishes to all of you, especially Raina with your upcoming FET.
Me: 36, low progesterone/ovulatory dysfunction
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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 » Mon Oct 19, 2015 5:49 pm

Hi guys! Sorry I have been MIA for a month or so.... Time is flying and getting away from me.

Midwest- hugs, I'm sorry for the disappointment of your last cycle. I really like the quote you posted; very true.

I've read up on everyone, hope things are going well. Sounds like some things are upcoming in the next month, and thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you all.

I stopped my meds Saturday, so I'm kind of in a nervous state.....but so far, all is ok. I started my 2nd trimester today, and have gotten my energy back ( I basically worked and slept most of my first trimester) being tired was my biggest challenge. Because I had a leep procedure when I was younger to address some pre-cancerous cells, dr says they have to watch my cervix, so I will be starting appointments every 2 weeks to check for cervical length, starting next week. I also had an abnormal pap, and the dr wants to do a colposcopy. I am scheduled for it, but thinking I might postpone til after delivery, cause she can't do a biopsy while pregnant, and said she would just look, then repeat after delivery. I figure why not just wait till after delivery instead of charging me 2x to do it....especially if they cannot treat anything or ev n confirm anything with a biopsy until after anyway. So, have that to consider from now til my appt on Monday.

Charlotte- how are you feeling April buddy?

Twein and rania- how are you guys?
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
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Re: April/May 2015 IVF/FET

Postby Charlotte418 » Sat Oct 24, 2015 2:21 am

@JLG- good to hear from you! I felt the same way when I stopped the meds at first. Try not to worry, you will get used to not taking all the drugs (except for vitamins) :D For awhile, my husband and I would just look at each other at my 9pm shot time and shrug (like, what do we do now?) I don't miss it one bit, though. I know I'll get to do all that again ;) I hope everything goes well with your doc and all that. It is a decision to make about the colonoscopy. It might be good to at least see what is going on, but I see your point about waiting too. Sometimes they go in, if they see something, they have to go back a 2nd time anyway. That just happened to someone I know who had a large polyp. They had to remove it during a second colonoscopy. Anyway, do you plan to find out the sex of the baby? We would be able to find out in 4 more weeks but I want to be surprised!
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
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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 :)
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Re: April/May 2015 IVF/FET

Postby Twein0831 » Mon Oct 26, 2015 6:58 am

Hey ladies....glad to hear things are going well JLG and Charlotte.

Afm...I'm PUPO as of yesterday. This is my 3rd transfer but it was my first fresh transfer. I ended up switching my re and I really do like her but I miss my old nurses and the staff. So I'm my feelings on this transfer haven't been the greatest. They were trying to obtain more eggs this time around and we ended up with 9 but only 5 fertilized with 2 looking great. The others are not growing to speed and they don't think they will make it so I have been up and down this cycle. We will have none to freeze and if this doesn't work I have to go thru another Re. So that's about it here!!!
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Re: April/May 2015 IVF/FET

Postby MidwestGirl » Wed Oct 28, 2015 7:40 pm

Twein - Good luck!!

JLG - The anxiety over stopping meds was a big deal for me, too, but eventually it fades and you get to enjoy just being a regular pregnant woman instead of thinking of yourself as infertile all the time and having to take lots of hormones. I don't know if it was just getting into the 2nd trimester or if it was stopping the meds, but I started to feel pretty good around week 16 or 17. Plus, in a month or two you'll feel your little one moving around, and that's a several-times-a-day reassurance that things are okay.
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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
IVF with fresh tfr Sept 2016, BFP, DS born at 41 weeks
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Re: April/May 2015 IVF/FET

Postby Twein0831 » Mon Nov 02, 2015 8:25 am

Hey ladies just wanted to give an update I'm 8dp3dt and I decided to poas and I got a bfp. I have tested the last 3 days and the line keeps getting dark. I'm just hoping its real and this hcg isnt playing tricks on me.
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Re: April/May 2015 IVF/FET

Postby JLG80 » Mon Nov 02, 2015 8:32 pm

TWEIN - CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so excited for you! You have been through so much and realy deserve this! Prayers that all continues in your favor. When is your beta?

I have been spotting a little brown daily since about a day after stopping meds. Nothing when I wipe, just a little on my panty liner. My doc said she would have thought it would have stopped within a week, but I. Still getting some. She said as long as it is light and brown, I'm ok.

Midwest- it will feel nice to feel some normalcy.

I did the genetic testing (harmony test) and found out that we are safe from downs and a few other genetic birth defects......also found out we are having a girl!

I decided to hold off on the colposcopy, and do it after birth. My dr said the risks to the pregnancy would be low, but when I asked her what she would do in my shoes, she said she would probably wait, too. She said it's possible things will be cleared up, and worst case scenario If it's really bad. They would suggest terminating the pregnancy, I said that was not an option, so there seemed no point to have anxiety for the remainder of my pregnancy, I'd rather not know and have faith that things are ok, than knowing something is wrong and I can't do anything about it.

So, Charlotte are you waiting til birth to find out the sex? You have more patience than me. Lady!!

Hope all is well with you guys, twein will be checking back soon for updates!
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
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Re: April/May 2015 IVF/FET

Postby Twein0831 » Tue Nov 03, 2015 7:02 am

JLG... Congrats!!! Little girls are so much fun. The clothes are so adorable for girls too!!!

My beta is on11/9 but I may call and see if I can go in 11/6. We are just so nervous. I finally told DH yesterday that I was getting a bfp.
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Re: April/May 2015 IVF/FET

Postby Twein0831 » Tue Nov 03, 2015 3:59 pm

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Re: April/May 2015 IVF/FET

Postby alexandra1234 » Thu Nov 05, 2015 12:01 pm

TWEIN!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!
Me, dh: 33
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 raina35 » Thu Nov 05, 2015 11:08 pm

Twein - congratulations!!! so happy for you!

JLG80/Alex/Charlotte - hope you are doing well

Midwest - I think its worth going for round 2 , we have one lifetime and you should take choices as per your wish.. if you really want the second child then why not, I say you go for it!

Me - well I have been tied with work, plus my partner and I have a started an organic farm and its so much of hard work that its helped me take my mind off everything else, but to see the baby calves at the farm.. they are tooo adorable and it makes all the hard work worth it.

Aund Flo just showed up today so going to the RE tomorrow, have requested for a 5 day transfer this time v/s 3 day , as I have read 5 day is better , but its always a risk that the embies don't go till day 5.. But I am taking the risk as I believe it will give a viable pregnancy atleast. I am 32 already and don't have a single kid so far and there's a lot of pressure from famimy, friends already..think that god is really making us wait, but doing the best we can but ultimately its destiny ( sorry for the ramble..but really felt like pouring my heart out, as no one else will understand as well as you girls will )
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Re: April/May 2015 IVF/FET

Postby alexandra1234 » Fri Nov 06, 2015 8:22 am

Raina, that's so exciting about the organic farm! What a fun thing to get involved in.

I have a good feeling for this cycle for you, for some reason.... :)
Me, dh: 33
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 » Fri Nov 06, 2015 5:41 pm

Rania- so cool about the organic farm! Would love to be involved in something like that. I would think that they could plan for a 5 day transfer, and if the embryo start looking weak, you could transfer early to get them into their natural environment and hopefully sustain them. My RE didn't tell me initially what day of a transfer, and based it on how things looked day by day.

How are you Midwest?

Twein, did you get in for an early beta today?

I bought my first girl outfit today! A white onsie with navy blue letters with flowers that spell "love", and navy pants with butt Ruffles! So cute!

I just heard drew Barrymore is doing a movie about going through IVF....but the main story is the relationship with her best friend, who is going through cancer. Just thinking about it made me cry. I think there needs to be more stories. Out infertility though, as it's so much more common than people realize.

Hope u guys have a great weekend!
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
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Re: April/May 2015 IVF/FET

Postby Charlotte418 » Sat Nov 14, 2015 3:50 pm

@JLG- Congrats on the baby girl on the way! yay!!! That outfit sounds sooo cute. How are you feeling? All is well here. I have my anatomy u/s this friday, but not finding out the sex til birth, yeah! :) I'm so sick of knowing too much information after all the fertility treatments, ha ha.

@Twein- CONGRATULATIONS!!!

@Raina- that is so sweet about the organic farm! you guys rock! I think you are doing this at the perfect time and I hope with all my heart the 5dt works for you. How exciting to be starting up again!

@Midwest & Alex - hope you girls are doing well too.

AFM, I finally started to feel movements around week 18. I am in week 19 now, so we are having the anatomy scan too but not finding out the sex til birth like I mentioned above. I still haven't quite told all my friends yet - lol - You know how there are some you don't always see or talk to for awhile. I just don't want to be that person that randomly contacts someone when I have good news about myself. There's a weird part of me that still wants to keep it to myself and family. Work know of course, haha, but I plan to write the news in some of the Christmas cards we send out this year. Oh, and last week, my sister reveal the happy news that she is pregnant. She is 6.5 weeks now, so she's due July 4. So, God-willing, our kids will be only 3 months apart! Very exciting. She has a son who is 2 and a half. I must admit that I felt a little surge of ugly anger when she first told me, but thankfully it went away. I keep ugly things like that to myself. It took me a second to remember that I was pregnant finally. Plus, she said they had been trying for "awhile," which for normal people is like 7 months. Quickly after that initial feeling and now, I feel nothing but happiness for her. The fertility stuff does leave a little scar, but I am not going to change - I want to be the same happy-go-lucky person that I was before.
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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