October/November Fresh and FET

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Re: October/November Fresh and FET

Postby Tesskcmo » Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:50 am

That's exciting @BG!! It's encouraging to see so many bfps!! :)
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Re: October/November Fresh and FET

Postby threedogsandababy » Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:49 am

bg99 -- When doing my stim process, I would occasionally get a doctor who would look with the US machine for like 1 minute, and then quickly (and I think sloppily) measure my follicles. I always felt that my doctor and the nurses put so much more care into the process, so who knows, maybe there is another one hiding in there. Even if not, remember, you are pregnant!!!
Me: 28 (anovulation; PCOS)
DH: 28 (perfectly healthy)
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IVF #1 - FET
9/28/15 - Begin IVF stims
10/13/15 - ER (ICSI, PGS, freeze all, FET) - 19 retrieved, 17 fertilized, 7 blasts biopsied/frozen, 4 PGS normal, 1 inconclusive
11/11 - FET (2 PGS normal blasts)
11/16 - :bfp:
11/20 - Beta #1 (9dp5dt) - 95
11/23 - Beta #2 (12dp5dt) - 387
11/30 - Beta #3 (19dp5dt) - 6711 & US #1 confirmed - one little girl! :babyg:
12/7 - US #2 - :hb: 120

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Re: October/November Fresh and FET

Postby Bg99 » Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:59 am

I agree. The nurses always take their time and answer all my questions. This guy was so rushed. I wanted to be like, dude this is my moment! Can you not?! My Dr is so much better, he must have been covering for him.

Beta today was greater than 10,000 19dp5dt. Is that on target, does anyone know?

If there's just one, it must be a healthy little bean! Yay!
Me - 34 Low ovarian reserve
DH - 34 Low count (4 million) low motility
1 bio-11 yo,conceived naturally
1 adopted DS-6 yo
TTC since 2005

IVF with ICSI

10/27/15 - 6 good follicles so far
ER 10/29
7 eggs retrieved!
6 eggs fertilized
3 embryos made it to day 5 blasts
ET-11/3/15 transferred two embies, 1 perfect, 1 fair
3rd embie didn't make it to freeze :(
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Re: October/November Fresh and FET

Postby Puppy Mom 85 » Mon Nov 23, 2015 11:26 am

Congrats BG! I'm surprised about it just being one baby too!

It seems like twin pregnancy/raising twins can be a struggle from what I've read. I would love 2 but I will definitely appreciate 1.

My beta level today was 1,220 which is exactly where they wanted it. My progesterone was 8.3 which the nurse said was good but when I asked she said that right now the general rule is around 10 but she said with me taking progesterone twice a day she wasn't worried about it. She said the clinic she worked for previously never read progesterone levels and only read hcg. So I dunno... Kinda worried...
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TTC #1 since Sept 2013
Bilateral Hydrosalphinges
Tubes Clamped 6/22
IVF #1: Sept 2015
9/8 ER - 26 Eggs, 22 Fertilized, 13 frozen
9/13 - 5 Day ET one AB transferred
9/22 - Beta - AF the morning of & BFN

FET - Estradiol 4X/day and Crinone 2X/day
11/4 - lining at 18
11/10 - 2 spontaneously hatching 3AB embryos transferred
11/15 - :bfp: Testing morning and night to follow progression - so nervous!!!!!
11/19 - 1st Beta 323
11/23 - 2nd Beta 1,220
11/30 - 3rd Beta 24,442
12/7 - 1st Ultrasound!!
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Re: October/November Fresh and FET

Postby Bg99 » Mon Nov 23, 2015 11:53 am

Yeah I don't really get the whole progesterone thing either. Or the estrogen thing for that matter. I'm on patches and dissolvable pills for estrogen levels and suppositories and pills for prog. And I don't even know the purpose. Oh well, just do what I'm told!
Me - 34 Low ovarian reserve
DH - 34 Low count (4 million) low motility
1 bio-11 yo,conceived naturally
1 adopted DS-6 yo
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10/27/15 - 6 good follicles so far
ER 10/29
7 eggs retrieved!
6 eggs fertilized
3 embryos made it to day 5 blasts
ET-11/3/15 transferred two embies, 1 perfect, 1 fair
3rd embie didn't make it to freeze :(
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Re: October/November Fresh and FET

Postby Tesskcmo » Mon Nov 23, 2015 12:12 pm

@bg maybe there will be two in one sac?!
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Re: October/November Fresh and FET

Postby Bg99 » Mon Nov 23, 2015 12:34 pm

@tess Ha! Well stranger things have probably happened :)

So in the pic you can clearly see the one sac. But what is that other spot on the bottom left corner, attached to the one sac, almost begins it? It kind of look another sac to me...or am I nuts?
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DH - 34 Low count (4 million) low motility
1 bio-11 yo,conceived naturally
1 adopted DS-6 yo
TTC since 2005

IVF with ICSI

10/27/15 - 6 good follicles so far
ER 10/29
7 eggs retrieved!
6 eggs fertilized
3 embryos made it to day 5 blasts
ET-11/3/15 transferred two embies, 1 perfect, 1 fair
3rd embie didn't make it to freeze :(
**In the 2WW!!**
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Re: October/November Fresh and FET

Postby Jean789 » Mon Nov 23, 2015 12:40 pm

Congrats bg and puppy mom!!! So excited to see good things happening on this thread.

Bg I'm surprised it's only 1! When is your next scan? I have to wait another 2 weeks. Maybe you'll be shocked when they go in again.
2013: off BC - not trying, not preventing
2014: tried clomid through OBGYN and got referred to specialist
2015: 1st IUI- femara- BFN
2nd IUI- femara - BFN
3rd IUI- femara- BFN
4th IUI - femara and gonal f - BFN
Took a month off
5th IUI - femara, gonal f, ovidrel, progesterone - BFN
6th IUI - femara, gonal f ( increased) ovidrel, progesterone- BFN
IVF #1 - BFP m/c early ~4.5 weeks
IVF #2 - BFP! Beta #1 - 790!
First ultrasound 6w3d - 1 baby :-) heartbeat 122
Second ultrasound 8w3d on 12/3/15 heartbeat 182
Graduated from fertility doctor!
First OBGYN appt. went well! We have a very active, jumping bean! :-)
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Re: October/November Fresh and FET

Postby threedogsandababy » Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:03 pm

@Bg - I do see what you are saying (just below and a little to the left), but I have no idea because I've never seen a baby on an ultrasound before! Who knows... maybe your next scan will have a surprise!

Just got my second beta (12dp5dt), and I am at 387, so that's a doubling time of ~35 hours! It is starting to feel real. First ultrasound 1 week from today. I know we shouldn't read too much into betas, but it seems like my numbers are right on track for a singleton... of course, you never know.
Me: 28 (anovulation; PCOS)
DH: 28 (perfectly healthy)
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IVF #1 - FET
9/28/15 - Begin IVF stims
10/13/15 - ER (ICSI, PGS, freeze all, FET) - 19 retrieved, 17 fertilized, 7 blasts biopsied/frozen, 4 PGS normal, 1 inconclusive
11/11 - FET (2 PGS normal blasts)
11/16 - :bfp:
11/20 - Beta #1 (9dp5dt) - 95
11/23 - Beta #2 (12dp5dt) - 387
11/30 - Beta #3 (19dp5dt) - 6711 & US #1 confirmed - one little girl! :babyg:
12/7 - US #2 - :hb: 120

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Re: October/November Fresh and FET

Postby Puppy Mom 85 » Mon Nov 23, 2015 3:53 pm

Wow threedogs, you're getting your ultrasound already?!?! That's awesome!!

My nurse told me that my 3rd beta will be Monday 11/30 and then we can schedule the ultrasound. Ugh! More waiting for me!!
Me: 30 and DH: 42
TTC #1 since Sept 2013
Bilateral Hydrosalphinges
Tubes Clamped 6/22
IVF #1: Sept 2015
9/8 ER - 26 Eggs, 22 Fertilized, 13 frozen
9/13 - 5 Day ET one AB transferred
9/22 - Beta - AF the morning of & BFN

FET - Estradiol 4X/day and Crinone 2X/day
11/4 - lining at 18
11/10 - 2 spontaneously hatching 3AB embryos transferred
11/15 - :bfp: Testing morning and night to follow progression - so nervous!!!!!
11/19 - 1st Beta 323
11/23 - 2nd Beta 1,220
11/30 - 3rd Beta 24,442
12/7 - 1st Ultrasound!!
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Re: October/November Fresh and FET

Postby emilyjoan » Tue Nov 24, 2015 2:57 pm

2nd beta - 570.4 today! Ultrasound for 12/8 (protocol to do 6.5 weeks). I don't have many symptoms, so this is weird. A little extra in the boob department, healthy appetite and a a nap does me good about 2p. ;)

It's amazing how different our course of treatment can be! But we're all going for the BFP!!!!!
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Re: October/November Fresh and FET

Postby countmein » Tue Nov 24, 2015 8:01 pm

@ threedogs- thats really awesome they'll do an u/s sound so soon. Will you be at 4 weeks?

@bg99- I just talked to my nurse today and she explained to me the reason for taking the progesterone (i do the shots) is because my body doesn't know its pregnant yet until 6 to 7 weeks. Also, they gave me estradiol patches in case I did not produce enough estrogen around 6 to 12 days after O which is when it should rise and then fall. Bottom line, the IVF meds take control of our systems and our brains don't know what to do yet so thats why we take the drugs.

@emily- We are on similar schedules:) that is really awesome! I had a beta today and it was 153 :) I really can't believe I am pregnant and I don't know when it will really kick in. I don't have really any symptoms either except I don't like the taste of a lot of the foods I use to like. I pretty much only want to eat cheese and my boobs are itchy as hell. haha!

So happy for all that are getting good news and I do keep all that are still struggling in my prayers.
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11/12: fresh cycle- transfer 2 grade A embryos/ hatched,
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Re: October/November Fresh and FET

Postby threedogsandababy » Wed Nov 25, 2015 8:56 am

emily and countmein - Congrats on the betas!!! I agree- it still doesn't quite feel real!

countmein -- Using online IVF due date calculators, I think by next Monday, I will be a little over 5 weeks. I particularly think this IVF calculator for 5 day transfers is awesome, which says I'm 4 weeks, 5 days as of today: http://www.ivf.ca/fet5dayduedate.php (under "Calculators" at the top, they also have other options like 3-day transfer). When we do the US on Monday, there won't be a heart beat yet, but they will be able to see how many are in there! I'll also be doing a third beta and progesterone/estrogen level checks.
Me: 28 (anovulation; PCOS)
DH: 28 (perfectly healthy)
_______________________________________________________________________
IVF #1 - FET
9/28/15 - Begin IVF stims
10/13/15 - ER (ICSI, PGS, freeze all, FET) - 19 retrieved, 17 fertilized, 7 blasts biopsied/frozen, 4 PGS normal, 1 inconclusive
11/11 - FET (2 PGS normal blasts)
11/16 - :bfp:
11/20 - Beta #1 (9dp5dt) - 95
11/23 - Beta #2 (12dp5dt) - 387
11/30 - Beta #3 (19dp5dt) - 6711 & US #1 confirmed - one little girl! :babyg:
12/7 - US #2 - :hb: 120

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Re: October/November Fresh and FET

Postby joylove012 » Thu Nov 26, 2015 6:42 am

Wow, so many BFPs! Congratulations ladies!

My ER was yesterday and they retrieved 18 eggs. We shall see how many have fertilized today.

Has any of you had any side effects from taking estrace and endometrin? I started both of them today and I'm deathly afraid of nausea! Last few days of stims was tough because I had on/off nausea and heartburn. I was miserable. I hope I can tolerate of meds well.
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IVF #1: November 2015
9/10 - started birth control pill
9/29 - going in for pre-IVF workup
10/6 - cycle on hold due to cysts and low follicle count
11/14 - started Gonal-F and Menopur
11/25 - ER - retrieved 18 eggs
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Re: October/November Fresh and FET

Postby Puppy Mom 85 » Fri Nov 27, 2015 12:28 pm

Hi everyone. I hope you all had nice Thanksgivings.

We told a couple people about the pregnancy which I immediately regretted and started panicking that I jinxed myself. About a dozen people know so far and I'm trying to keep it under wraps for a while.

I'm chronically worried if I don't have symptoms and when I do I'm super uncomfortable. All today today my boobs have been hurting so much and I'm exhausted. I am so grateful to be in this position though!!

I hope I'm not jumping the gun but I started a board on the pregnancy side under "Pregnancy after infertility treatment" and called it July babies since most of us who have recently received our bfps will be due in July.

Hope to see more ladies on the pregnancy boards! :fingers crossed: :future baby boy: :future baby girl:
Me: 30 and DH: 42
TTC #1 since Sept 2013
Bilateral Hydrosalphinges
Tubes Clamped 6/22
IVF #1: Sept 2015
9/8 ER - 26 Eggs, 22 Fertilized, 13 frozen
9/13 - 5 Day ET one AB transferred
9/22 - Beta - AF the morning of & BFN

FET - Estradiol 4X/day and Crinone 2X/day
11/4 - lining at 18
11/10 - 2 spontaneously hatching 3AB embryos transferred
11/15 - :bfp: Testing morning and night to follow progression - so nervous!!!!!
11/19 - 1st Beta 323
11/23 - 2nd Beta 1,220
11/30 - 3rd Beta 24,442
12/7 - 1st Ultrasound!!
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