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Re: IVF 2.0 starting mid October - Fresh or Frozen

Postby faithkeepsmegoing » Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:17 am

@bg that's awesome news! One or two, as long as the baby is healthy and growing I'm sure that's all that matters... How far along are you? Did u hear the heartbeat yet?
TTC 17 months
Me - 33 (low ovarian reserve)
DH - 32 (perfectly fine)
Unexplained infertility
IUI #1 & #2 - BFN's
IUI #3 - 04/28 BFP!
MC - 06/09 :(
1st IVF 09/2015- BFN
2nd IVF 10/29 - BFP!!!
Beta 349 18dpo
12/01 6.5wk ultrasound - saw heartbeat flickering & growing on point
12/11 2nd ultrasound 8wks 1day? Heartbeat 158
01/05 1st trimester screening - Harmony Test (12wks 1 day) Perfect ultrasound, heartbeat 171.
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Re: IVF 2.0 starting mid October - Fresh or Frozen

Postby Bg99 » Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:21 am

Yes! We're good with either and one will be much safer and easier on my body so I'm good with that two. Just happy to see I'm measuring on time. Didn't see HB, I felt like the Dr moved way to fast to even try! I'm like dude, slow down and look around a bit! Supposed to have another u/s next week but we'll be on a cruise (no drinks for me haha) so it'll have to wait. At least I should for sure see/hear a HB then.

Will you have another beta before your u/s?
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: IVF 2.0 starting mid October - Fresh or Frozen

Postby faithkeepsmegoing » Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:29 am

@bg Nope, don’t get me wrong I totally thought about getting another one but at this point I’m just tired of over-stressing it. I’m gonna enjoy this time as much as I can, I delayed my 1st ultrasound to 6wks 5days so I would be sure to hear the heartbeat. Praying that I get to celebrate that milestone, it’s all in gods hands at this point.

What an annoying doc, especially since this was ur first ultrasound he could've spent a lil more time with you knowing it's been a journey to get here. Wow, enjoy ur cruise and eat a lot since you cant drink lol. Have you had any symptoms so far?
TTC 17 months
Me - 33 (low ovarian reserve)
DH - 32 (perfectly fine)
Unexplained infertility
IUI #1 & #2 - BFN's
IUI #3 - 04/28 BFP!
MC - 06/09 :(
1st IVF 09/2015- BFN
2nd IVF 10/29 - BFP!!!
Beta 349 18dpo
12/01 6.5wk ultrasound - saw heartbeat flickering & growing on point
12/11 2nd ultrasound 8wks 1day? Heartbeat 158
01/05 1st trimester screening - Harmony Test (12wks 1 day) Perfect ultrasound, heartbeat 171.
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Re: IVF 2.0 starting mid October - Fresh or Frozen

Postby Bg99 » Mon Nov 23, 2015 11:40 am

That's smart. Seems like you will for sure see or hear the HB at that point. Must be hard not to have any appts in between though, no? I always think it helps pass the time. And yeah, I'm kind of over #'s and the obsessing over them so that's nice you don't have to deal with them!

I wish the Dr had taken more time too. Thankfully he's not my main Dr. But it definitely felt like wham bam thank you ma'am (and the vag u/s didn't help me feel that any less, haha)

Beta over 10000 today. But over these numbers. Time to focus on T-day and the cruises aka ungodly amounts of food!

No symptoms yet. I keep waiting for the nauseous but maybe I'll dodge that bullet. Would be nice. How bout you??
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 :(
**In the 2WW!!**
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Re: IVF 2.0 starting mid October - Fresh or Frozen

Postby SA Mommytobe » Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:30 pm

When are your due dates Faith and bg?
I go for my first ultrasound this Friday which is 5 weeks on the dot.
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Re: IVF 2.0 starting mid October - Fresh or Frozen

Postby faithkeepsmegoing » Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:53 pm

@Bg yep, no appts in between is killer! It’s crazy, one second you’re at your RE’s office every other damn day and then poof, we don’t wanna see you for two weeks, say what?!?! Lol I miss everyone there, I miss the updates, etc. I’m so happy this is a holiday week because I’m off of work from thur – sun so I wont stress on goggle all dang week. Btw, that HCG number looks amazing, that lil bean you have is one strong lil fetus… In regards to symptoms, not much. Cramping here and there and some mild back pain kinda feels like AF is coming but I hear that’s normal, I never felt it the last time so, I’ll take it as a good sign. No nausea or food aversions and the boobs just hurt here and there nothing crazy, I guess I should count my lucky starts for now.

@SA My Due date is July 22nd or atleast that’s what the due date calculator says on google lol. Today I’m 5wks 4days and my 1st ultrasound isn’t until 6wks 5days, didn’t want an early scan, wanted to make sure I could hear that lil heartbeat. Trust me, it’s driving me nuts to wait this long but I truly believe it’ll be worth it!
TTC 17 months
Me - 33 (low ovarian reserve)
DH - 32 (perfectly fine)
Unexplained infertility
IUI #1 & #2 - BFN's
IUI #3 - 04/28 BFP!
MC - 06/09 :(
1st IVF 09/2015- BFN
2nd IVF 10/29 - BFP!!!
Beta 349 18dpo
12/01 6.5wk ultrasound - saw heartbeat flickering & growing on point
12/11 2nd ultrasound 8wks 1day? Heartbeat 158
01/05 1st trimester screening - Harmony Test (12wks 1 day) Perfect ultrasound, heartbeat 171.
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Re: IVF 2.0 starting mid October - Fresh or Frozen

Postby Bg99 » Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:47 pm

SA - missed for question! Google says I'm due July 21. What's your due date as of right no.

Funny, @faith, I'm exactly 5 weeks and 4 days today too. Our transfers were diff days though, so how's that? The babe is the size of a chocolate chip now. And yet it still doesn't all seem real!
Oh and I had the back ache and cramping symptoms a few days ago too. All your symptoms are great signs! Forgot to add that I am sooooo crazy tiiiiired all the time though. I'm napping everyday and still exhausted!
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 :(
**In the 2WW!!**
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Re: IVF 2.0 starting mid October - Fresh or Frozen

Postby nicoleT419 » Mon Nov 23, 2015 6:16 pm

Guess what my friends! I am starting injectables on Friday woot woot!

It was so crazy. As you know, the trigger did not make me ovulate, so then the plan was that I had to go back for blood work last sat and then take another trigger shot when they called. Then the dr totally changed his mind and told me to just take BC for the week. I was like whatttt. I was really confused and upset about it and didn't even want to post because I was so confused about the whole thing. But the Dr is the one that knows what he is doing, So I started the BC (I couldn't believe that I didn't throw them out from last cycle lol) and my last BC was sunday and I went in today for an US and going back wed for baseline and then will start injectables friday. It looked today from the US that I finally did ovulate and the cyst that I had is getting smaller, so I am so happy this is finally happening. My lining is really thick so I am in for a fun period this week I am assuming.

Congrats everyone on your ultrasounds and I am so happy everything is moving along smoothly for you all! I am so happy to be a part of this lucky thread :) If I stim for the same amount of days as my last cycle, then my beta would technically be on Dec 25th! But of course they will prob have me do it the day before. Either way, I am hoping for a bfp from santa :)

@wram- do you have an idea of the date that you will do your FET?
Me: 33 DH: 36
TTC: since 2013
May 2015: HSG revealed left hydrosalphinx and right tube probably blocked, DH 2% morph- IVF only way to get preg
June 2015: left salpingectomy
low ovarian reserve
IVF #1 sept 2015- negative :(
IVF#2 dec 2015- 12 eggs retrieved, 6 fertilized, 3 good embryos transfered at day 3
12/21- ???????
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Re: IVF 2.0 starting mid October - Fresh or Frozen

Postby wram115 » Mon Nov 23, 2015 7:10 pm

Nicole- I am waiting for AF then I have to have a sono to make sure no cysts and ovaries are back to normal. If everything goes as plan my transfer should be right before Christmas. Fingers crossed anyway. So excited that you finally ovulated and now the super fun part. Lol at least it goes fast! Fingers crossed for you for lots of big follicles!! Keep me posted. I am in the same boat as you with complications and dates getting moved around. Keep in good spirits the BFP is just around the corner.

Idk who posted about the crazy sex dreams but I had them too!! LMAO. :rofl:
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Re: IVF 2.0 starting mid October - Fresh or Frozen

Postby SA Mommytobe » Tue Nov 24, 2015 9:19 am

Hurrayyyyy Nicole! Happy dance! I'm so excited for you and wram. Hope to hear of bfps soon.

My due date is 29 July which is my grans birthday. She is going to be so excited to hear the news.
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Re: IVF 2.0 starting mid October - Fresh or Frozen

Postby Jean789 » Tue Nov 24, 2015 5:58 pm

Congrats Nicole and wram n getting your cycles started. Wishing you two the best of luck!
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! :-)
Next appt. at 14 weeks.
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Re: IVF 2.0 starting mid October - Fresh or Frozen

Postby faithkeepsmegoing » Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:06 am

@bg yeah, kinda cool. Our retrievals were the same day so I guess our embryos are the same age but mine finished growing in my womb and yours grew a little longer outside. I kinda get freaked out when a symptom goes away like if something is wrong but I ehar that’s normal too lol.

@nicole YAY, I’m soooo excited for you. It’s about damn time lol. You’re body was on it’s own timeline… You must be over the moon excited!!!! Praying you get the best xmas present in the whoel entire world… I got mine literally on my bday, gotta say I’ll never forget my 34th bday EVER!!!

@wram praying there’s no more hurdles you have to go through so you can start again. Btw, that was me with the sex dreams lol. Not sure if it’s the progesterone or the pregnancy hormones or a combo but it’s been crazy lol. It’s been a minute since we’ve been intimate but I guess my brain feels like it’s been way longer .

@Sa that’s awesome, it’s gonna be the best bday she’s ever had… I always wished I’d have a summer baby but once I started having issues I just prayed to be pregnant period, I didn’t care when the birthdate would be lol.
TTC 17 months
Me - 33 (low ovarian reserve)
DH - 32 (perfectly fine)
Unexplained infertility
IUI #1 & #2 - BFN's
IUI #3 - 04/28 BFP!
MC - 06/09 :(
1st IVF 09/2015- BFN
2nd IVF 10/29 - BFP!!!
Beta 349 18dpo
12/01 6.5wk ultrasound - saw heartbeat flickering & growing on point
12/11 2nd ultrasound 8wks 1day? Heartbeat 158
01/05 1st trimester screening - Harmony Test (12wks 1 day) Perfect ultrasound, heartbeat 171.
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Re: IVF 2.0 starting mid October - Fresh or Frozen

Postby SA Mommytobe » Fri Nov 27, 2015 9:16 am

How are things going Nicole and Wram?

I had my US this morning. At 5 weeks. All he looked at was the uterus lining which he said is looking "optimal". He put me back on progesterone and my next US is next Friday at 6 weeks. So far I feel great!
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Re: IVF 2.0 starting mid October - Fresh or Frozen

Postby wram115 » Fri Nov 27, 2015 7:23 pm

Still waiting on AF. Been having lots of pain in my ovaries. Figure it is the cysts popping. Also lots of hot flashes. Hoping that we get the all clear this time.

SA- that is awesome news hopefully you get to see something next Friday.
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Re: IVF 2.0 starting mid October - Fresh or Frozen

Postby nicoleT419 » Sat Nov 28, 2015 7:59 am

Started my injections last night. Felt like an old friend haha. Doing this during the holiday season is turning out to be annoying. LOL. I have to take them earlier in the evening than I did the first cycle because I have so many dinners and parties to go to and I am not lugging medications with me and doing it in the bathroom, thats for sure. So I figure I will do it before I go. The only thing is that I am so busy during the day that I am rushing to get home and take the shots on time. Its like a lose lose situation. I was trying to google if I can prefill the syringes and take them with me if need be, instead of taking everything needed to mix and I really didn't find any solid reliable answer. I know certain medications don't stay stable when kept in the syringe so I don't want to take the chance. I also have to figure out if I should rsvp for my work christmas party, it is on the exact day that I had my retrieval last time (day 14 after starting injections). I know I should be thankful that I finally got to start but damn my body picked a really difficult time!! Plus I am on a monster dose of gonal-f- 450iu can't wait to see what the side effects will be like.. I am hoping since I am on such a high dose that maybe I will be ready to go for my ER sooner than last time and then I can go to the party no questions asked... lol PS my period is really really bad thank God I was off from work the past few days! Other than that doing just fine and actually excited about this cycle, I have a good feeling about it! The US tech told me at my baseline that there are a lot of follicles to start with in my right ovary. She said she stopped counting at 15!! last time I had like 5 to start with! I am wondering if it is the accupuncture?! I have been keeping up with it during that whole time I was waiting to ovulate. I don't know, the US tech told me that sometimes they pop up after the last stim cycle... Anyways, I hope these meds get all of them to grow grow grow! Hope you all are having a great weekend! I put up my Christmas tree yesterday and today I am going to take a picture of my dog in front of it and send it out on christmas cards haha
Me: 33 DH: 36
TTC: since 2013
May 2015: HSG revealed left hydrosalphinx and right tube probably blocked, DH 2% morph- IVF only way to get preg
June 2015: left salpingectomy
low ovarian reserve
IVF #1 sept 2015- negative :(
IVF#2 dec 2015- 12 eggs retrieved, 6 fertilized, 3 good embryos transfered at day 3
12/21- ???????
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