Summer IVF buddies #2

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Re: Summer IVF buddies #2

Postby johnnyswifey » Thu Jul 14, 2016 1:44 pm

Hey ladies!!!

SEPT- OMG!!! congrats on those levels!!!

Busy- I'm so sorry this is happening to you. :( hugs :hugs:

Danaa- How's it going?? How ya feeling??

AFM- My levels have gone down drastically!! I get to start stimming tonight! Hubby and I had to take an antibiotic today and then i'll take one the day of retrieval! Finally let's get this show on the road. My protocol so far is 150 follistim and 150 menopur tonight, tomorrow and Sat night then Sun morning appt at 8:30.
Him- 31- PERFECT
Me- 30- Tubal (tubes removed 2012)
Angel babies 9-22-09, 10-12-16, 1-12-17

Starting Over- Feeling Excited!!
8/1/16: 10 frozen embies!!!
9/26/16: BFP!!!!!
9/30/16: BETA #1: 218
10/3/16: BETA #2: 322 then 404 then 534 then 1202
10/12/16: Dx with ectopic pregnancy (cornual) mtx given

STARTING FET AGAIN NOV 2016! 9 babies left!
*I DECLARE THAT ANYTHING I DECIDE TO DO IN MY LIFE WILL BE SUCCESSFUL!!!!*
12/19/16: BFP!!!
12/23/16: BETA- 186!!!
12/26/16: BETA- 531.7!!!!!!!! Almost tripled!
01/04/17: BETA- 11,790!!!!! :shock:
01/12/17: M/C!!!!! :shock: :shock: super sad!

FET #3- Third time's the charm!
4/20/17: BETA- 240!!!
4/24/17: BETA- 1,800!!!! Then 23,838!!! Then 45,445
5/11/17: Miscarried. My body has failed me yet again
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Re: Summer IVF buddies #2

Postby annaluca » Thu Jul 14, 2016 4:14 pm

Sept- congratulations! So happy for you.

Peace- right there with you. Just stay positive and know we're all in this together. Hoping it works for each of us.
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Re: Summer IVF buddies #2

Postby Puddles-O-Cuddles » Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:43 am

Peace, there are some excellent pregnancy/conception specific meditations online...when the negative thoughts start to creep in, I like to pull one up, dim the lights and just listen. Fingers crossed for you!

AFM, I had retrieval yesterday, and they got 24 eggs! Not sure when I get "the call" about more refined numbers at this point, but I'm hopeful that my perfect babies are in there somewhere : ) Retrieval was easier on me than I had expected, but around 4-6pm I started to feel bad. My abdomen was tight and swollen, I was having these strange shocking chest pains and every now and then I would move and it would take my breath away. I woke up feeling a little better, otherwise I was planning on calling my doc or nurse and asking if that was all normal. Hopefully today I just keep feeling better!
Me, 32; Mild Endo, cystic ovaries, wonky hormones
DH, 32; High count, low motility % and low morphology
TTC #1 since Summer '15

IUI with Clomid(100mg), Estridol - April 2016 - BFN
IVF/FET #1- July/August/September - 2 embryo transfer -
BFN with no frozen embryos left
IVF/FET #2- November/December - Single embryo transfer scheduled for Dec 21st!
5dpt BFP! Beta #1 9dpo: 39.9; Beta #2 12dpo 135!
m/c at 7 weeks.
FET#3 scheduled for March 14th
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Re: Summer IVF buddies #2

Postby Danaa » Fri Jul 15, 2016 5:08 am

Puddles congratulations on the eggies # if you are bloated and short of breath call ur doc asap,that means ur experiencing OHSS,drinks Gatorade and water and protein diet!!
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Me 29
DH 31
After 3 years in which we tried everything we are doing IVF in Greece with Iakentro Athens.
Short Protocol with Bemfola and Cetrotide
19mature eggs and we have 9 day5 blasto.
FET#1 ended in a loss around 5 weeks
FET#2 ended in a loss at 22w due to IC,my boys will be forever in my heart .
FET#3 ?
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Re: Summer IVF buddies #2

Postby PrayingMrs » Fri Jul 15, 2016 7:46 am

Hi girls!

SEPT: OMGosh thats incredible! So happy for you! Continued prayers! cant wait to hear about your scan!

Puddles- Congrats on your eggs! Your perfect baby(ies) are in that bunch! :) I had those pains in my chest too after retrieval, mine were awful! I couldnt sleep the first night at all, and every time i laughed it was brutal for 2 days! i asked my doctor and they told me gas pains from iv meds. it went away a couple days after retrieval.

AFM- i began progesterone injections on wednesday night! I was so excited to start them but so terrified..... I DIDNT EVEN FEEL IT! This is what i did. I iced it for a couple minutes before, i layed face down on the bed, squeezed my pillow super tight, and viola! Didnt feel a thing! After ward, my husband massaged the area for a little bit, then i heated it for like 15 minutes. My butt muscles are pretty sore, but nothing too bad. I am so happy, the anticipation of that needle was WAYYYYY worse than the actual injection. Anywhoo... busy weekend planned, and then monday... ITS TRANSFER DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Me 28;DH 27: Both Unexplained Infertility
IUI#1 w/ meds: BFN
IUI#2 w/ meds: BFN
IUI#3 w/ meds: BFN
IVF FET#1 July 2016 BFN
FET#2 August 2016 BFP w/ low Beta. Early miscarriage
Next up... some natural trying!
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Re: Summer IVF buddies #2

Postby PeaceLoveYoga » Fri Jul 15, 2016 9:06 am

SEPT- Congratulations!!!! That's so exciting, sending prayers for a healthy pregnancy!

Puddles- 24 Eggs!!! Wow no wonder you're feelin it that's an awesome number! Just get lots of rest and drink lots of fluids. Thanks for the tip, I've been doing little meditations every night and I know everything is going to work out just the way its supposed too. Sometimes I just let my emotions take over haha I'm workin on that :)

Praying & Ana- I'll be praying for you girls and your transfers!

I'm leaving work early today to get a relaxation massage and then I have my transfer tomorrow morning. So excited, I can't believe its happening. Sending out good vibes to you all Xoxo
Me: 31- Unexplained infertility
DH: 33- Low motility
TTC for 4+ years
1st IUI- August 2015 W/clomid + trigger= BFN
2nd IUI- September 2015 w/clomid + trigger= BFN
1st IVF- ER 7/11- 14 eggs retrieved, 11 matured & 11 fertilized. ET on 7/16- transferred 2 embryos
1st BETA 7/27- 469!!! :)
1st Ultrasound 8/17- Saw BOTH heartbeats....we're having TWINS!!
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Re: Summer IVF buddies #2

Postby Puddles-O-Cuddles » Fri Jul 15, 2016 9:46 am

I got the call...19 eggs mature and fertilized : ) They said they would call next Wednesday or Thursday with the final numbers frozen!

I've got my fingers crossed for you Peace! Best wishes for tomorrow!!
Me, 32; Mild Endo, cystic ovaries, wonky hormones
DH, 32; High count, low motility % and low morphology
TTC #1 since Summer '15

IUI with Clomid(100mg), Estridol - April 2016 - BFN
IVF/FET #1- July/August/September - 2 embryo transfer -
BFN with no frozen embryos left
IVF/FET #2- November/December - Single embryo transfer scheduled for Dec 21st!
5dpt BFP! Beta #1 9dpo: 39.9; Beta #2 12dpo 135!
m/c at 7 weeks.
FET#3 scheduled for March 14th
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Re: Summer IVF buddies #2

Postby johnnyswifey » Fri Jul 15, 2016 1:09 pm

Hey ladies!

Puddles- 19 fertilized?!?! WOOOOO!!! Good job girl!

Praying- I'm excited for Monday! Praying for sticky bean(s)

Peace- Tomorrow you will officially be preggo! Praying for sticky bean(s)

AFM- Nothing much; day 1 of stims done! Tonight makes #2 and my appt is Sunday morning. Baby dust ladies!
Him- 31- PERFECT
Me- 30- Tubal (tubes removed 2012)
Angel babies 9-22-09, 10-12-16, 1-12-17

Starting Over- Feeling Excited!!
8/1/16: 10 frozen embies!!!
9/26/16: BFP!!!!!
9/30/16: BETA #1: 218
10/3/16: BETA #2: 322 then 404 then 534 then 1202
10/12/16: Dx with ectopic pregnancy (cornual) mtx given

STARTING FET AGAIN NOV 2016! 9 babies left!
*I DECLARE THAT ANYTHING I DECIDE TO DO IN MY LIFE WILL BE SUCCESSFUL!!!!*
12/19/16: BFP!!!
12/23/16: BETA- 186!!!
12/26/16: BETA- 531.7!!!!!!!! Almost tripled!
01/04/17: BETA- 11,790!!!!! :shock:
01/12/17: M/C!!!!! :shock: :shock: super sad!

FET #3- Third time's the charm!
4/20/17: BETA- 240!!!
4/24/17: BETA- 1,800!!!! Then 23,838!!! Then 45,445
5/11/17: Miscarried. My body has failed me yet again
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Re: Summer IVF buddies #2

Postby Danaa » Sat Jul 16, 2016 6:50 am

Peace sending positive vibes your way.Pls
Update when you can!!!
Rest of my ladies I shall return until then remember,
Keep Calm And Implant!!!
Lol what a motto!!!
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Me 29
DH 31
After 3 years in which we tried everything we are doing IVF in Greece with Iakentro Athens.
Short Protocol with Bemfola and Cetrotide
19mature eggs and we have 9 day5 blasto.
FET#1 ended in a loss around 5 weeks
FET#2 ended in a loss at 22w due to IC,my boys will be forever in my heart .
FET#3 ?
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Re: Summer IVF buddies #2

Postby Puddles-O-Cuddles » Sat Jul 16, 2016 8:11 am

Hey girls. So since retrieval, I feel like I'm waking up in the mornings a little more swollen than I went to bed looking. If I weigh myself, I am a few pounds heavier too. I think I have some *very mild* OHSS, but I'm wondering if any of y'all had the same thing, and for how long? I'm not super worried about it, and doing the high protein, sodium diet...I'm just wondering if this is a normalish thing?

Thanks ladies! And good luck today Peace!!
Me, 32; Mild Endo, cystic ovaries, wonky hormones
DH, 32; High count, low motility % and low morphology
TTC #1 since Summer '15

IUI with Clomid(100mg), Estridol - April 2016 - BFN
IVF/FET #1- July/August/September - 2 embryo transfer -
BFN with no frozen embryos left
IVF/FET #2- November/December - Single embryo transfer scheduled for Dec 21st!
5dpt BFP! Beta #1 9dpo: 39.9; Beta #2 12dpo 135!
m/c at 7 weeks.
FET#3 scheduled for March 14th
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Re: Summer IVF buddies #2

Postby SEPT2014 » Sat Jul 16, 2016 10:15 am

Keep calm and implant - I like that motto danaa!

Puddles I was sore and bloated for about a week after egg retrieval and I only got 9 eggs. If your symptoms get any worse get medical help. Keep in an early eye on your fluid intake - if you are drinking more than you are peeing I would get checked out.
I felt a bit deflated a week later.
Johnnyswife happy stimming.

Any update on transfer peace.
Hey eoe. I am doing ok bloated and cramping but happy to feel those symptoms of you know what I mean..I got 3weeks+ on a digital now so I hope things are progressing. Another week waiting for scan.
Me: 38, DH: 42 - TTC No. 1 since Oct 2013
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Emergency Lap on 16.01.2014 @ 7w3d Twin B (ectopic) & ruptured right tube, left tube ok

May 2014 - CP/MC 5w+3, numerous chemicals since

Metformin (PCOS), bromocriptine(elevated prolactin)
April 2015 HSG - normal uterus and left tube fine
Nov 2015 - investigative hystero & D&C - normal
March 2016 - Start IVF+PGS - our last hope :omg: :love:
Day 9 : 11 measurable follies - egg retrieval March 2016 :omg:
8 eggs selected for fert by icsi - 8 x fert.
Day 5: 5 embryos for PGS biopsy & freeze.
PGS (ngs)results: 2 x normal & 3 x abnormal
FET June 2016 1 x PGS normal blast transferred :omg:
Trust your gut instincts.
Bfp July 2016 - please stay around little one :hb:
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Re: Summer IVF buddies #2

Postby Danaa » Sat Jul 16, 2016 4:36 pm

Puddles I was bloated and uncommon for about 4 days after my retrieval but nothing too major,i made sure to keep an eye on my fluid intake and what I was peeing lol,not the most normal thing but I wanted to be sure I won't end up in the hospital.Keep an eye on ur weight,if you gain more than 2lbs in one day and ur not peeing more than ur drinking call ur doc,drink Gatorade,eat protein and bananas,i started all of that days before my retrieval and OHSS wasn't as bad and didn't lasted as long as I thought or as I had in my first cycle of injectables a year ago.
Sept congratulations and im looking forward to ur scan.
Eoe hey!!
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Me 29
DH 31
After 3 years in which we tried everything we are doing IVF in Greece with Iakentro Athens.
Short Protocol with Bemfola and Cetrotide
19mature eggs and we have 9 day5 blasto.
FET#1 ended in a loss around 5 weeks
FET#2 ended in a loss at 22w due to IC,my boys will be forever in my heart .
FET#3 ?
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Re: Summer IVF buddies #2

Postby annaluca » Sun Jul 17, 2016 3:19 am

Hey ladies! So many exciting things!!!

sept -glad to hear things are progressing well. How do you feel?
Puddles- yay! SO happy for you on a successful retrieval. Take care of yourself!! Call the dr. if things don't get better soon.
Peace- how did it go?! Hope you're resting and thinking good thoughts as your baby(babies?) get settled in their new home!
Praying- I'll be thinking of you tomorrow! How are you feeling?
AFM- just mentally prepping for Tues! My MIL is coming today for the week. Don't remember if I said this before but DH has a work trip, leaving Tues (worst planning ever), so she's staying with me to help with the girls. It's going to be a bit strange but she's wonderful so I'm not too worried.

Exciting couple weeks ahead. Good luck to everyone!

Btw, what's eoe?! :)
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Re: Summer IVF buddies #2

Postby PrayingMrs » Sun Jul 17, 2016 6:20 am

Good morning ladies! Lots going on in here and I LOVE IT!

Peace- Praying for your little babies to get reeeaaalllyyyy comfy and that you are feeling good! Rest up girl!

AFM- TOMORROW IS THE DAY! So excited! Im feeling great! Cant wait to get these babies inside and pray and rest until they get nice and cozy! MEal prepped a bunch of warm food last night, to have them for this week :) Still drinking Pom juice to help ensure my lining stays nice and ready! Avocados are in my daily diet, i have a pineapple ready to go, and my fuzzy socks are ready. Who knows is any of this makes a difference but i thought why not try!

& agreed.... what is eoe?!
Me 28;DH 27: Both Unexplained Infertility
IUI#1 w/ meds: BFN
IUI#2 w/ meds: BFN
IUI#3 w/ meds: BFN
IVF FET#1 July 2016 BFN
FET#2 August 2016 BFP w/ low Beta. Early miscarriage
Next up... some natural trying!
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Re: Summer IVF buddies #2

Postby annaluca » Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:28 am

Just got my instructions for the transfer tomorrow and my crazy is starting to set in. Having a minor panic attack that my dr isn't doing the transfer. Called to confirm but haven't heard back yet. I'm sure it's all the same regardless of the dr (rates are determined by practice not dr, right!?!) but in my book my dr has a 100% sucres rate and I was trying to keep that streak going, you know!?! Trying to concentrate at work today is a tad more challenging than I anticipated.

Peace/Praying - I'm dying to know how your transfers went!

Btw- I am instructed to do the transfer on a full bladder. I guess I had just forgotten that part.
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