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FET January/ February Buddies

Postby Tesskcmo » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:42 pm

I was just wondering if anyone was doing a FET this month? I am scheduled to do it on the 24th but I have my ultrasound scheduled tomorrow to see if my lining is thick enough.

This is actually my 2nd FET. The 1st was successful over 2 years ago and we are trying for another baby. I’m trying not to get my hopes up since it worked last time.
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Re: FET January Buddies

Postby Gem1981 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:34 am

My FET is scheduled for Feb, but though I would pop in and wish you all the best!
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Re: FET January Buddies

Postby Tesskcmo » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:16 pm

Thanks! I should just make this a January/February FET post. :)
@Gem1981 is this your first FET?!
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Re: FET January Buddies

Postby Gem1981 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:02 am

That’s right, First IVF and FET Tess. Keep me posted on your US and FET! All the best!
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Re: FET January Buddies

Postby Hopefulrosey » Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:42 am

Hi girls!

I just beginning my first IVF. Retrieval expected in about 2 weeks. I am far away from FET or transfer but I can join you, if you don't mind.

Good luck with your ultrasound, Tess. Hope your lining is nice and thick. Have you been taking any meds to make sure that your lining is thick enough for a transfer?

Gem, you still a bit of waiting for FET.. Still sending positive vibes your way. Are you ttc #1?
TTC#1 since Feb 2016
Me: Rosey, 33, mild endo
DH: 32, 4 SAs. varies between normal to MFI :doh:
IUI #1 Sep'17 - BFN and ended up with 2x 20mm+ cysts
IUI #2 Nov'17 - cancelled. O'd spontaneously on CD10 before trigger
IUI #3 Dec'17 BFN... moving on to IVF in 2018
IVF #1 - ER (16 follies,14 eggs, 7 mature, 3 fertilised), 3d transfer of 3 embies (only 1x 8 cell, 2x 4 cell), no frosties, BFN
Lap Mar'18 - Dx mild endo
IVF #2 - Jul'18 - ER (10 eggs, 5 mature, 5 fertilised), 5d transfer of 2 expanding blasts, 1x frozen, BFN

Aug'18 - Nautural BFP while waiting for FET :D Beta #1 968, Beta #2 12000+, HB: 168

Oct'18 - Officially in 2nd trimester. Can't thank God enough for his blessings
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Re: FET January Buddies

Postby Tesskcmo » Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:07 pm

Hey Girls! My ultrasound went well and they said my lining was nice and thick. They didn’t tell me how thick and I forgot to ask. We are scheduled for this upcoming Wednesday. My emotions are still mixed... feeling reserved but hopeful. I started imagining what it would be like to get pregnant which was nice to think about but I’m. Afraid I’ll be pretty sad if it doesn’t work out.

@gem1981 any updates with you?

@hopefullyrosey where are you in the process of everything? Have you done IVf before?
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Re: FET January/ February Buddies

Postby Gem1981 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:10 pm

All the best Tess! FET scheduled for next cycle. So I am just chilling out. Doc expects 1-2 good blasts from the embies they froze. Keeping fingers crossed!
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Re: FET January/ February Buddies

Postby Hopefulrosey » Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:11 am

Tess Happy to hear that your lining is looking great for receive the embies. FX for your bfp. How many are you transferring?

Afm, this is my first attempt at ivf. I am taking stims right now. I will go the clinic this coming Friday for first follicle count. If everything goes well, we might have retreival on Sunday - Monday. Though I am only guessing the retreival date based on my natural cycles.

Gem,Tess! Was your retreival around the same time as your natural O day?
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Me: Rosey, 33, mild endo
DH: 32, 4 SAs. varies between normal to MFI :doh:
IUI #1 Sep'17 - BFN and ended up with 2x 20mm+ cysts
IUI #2 Nov'17 - cancelled. O'd spontaneously on CD10 before trigger
IUI #3 Dec'17 BFN... moving on to IVF in 2018
IVF #1 - ER (16 follies,14 eggs, 7 mature, 3 fertilised), 3d transfer of 3 embies (only 1x 8 cell, 2x 4 cell), no frosties, BFN
Lap Mar'18 - Dx mild endo
IVF #2 - Jul'18 - ER (10 eggs, 5 mature, 5 fertilised), 5d transfer of 2 expanding blasts, 1x frozen, BFN

Aug'18 - Nautural BFP while waiting for FET :D Beta #1 968, Beta #2 12000+, HB: 168

Oct'18 - Officially in 2nd trimester. Can't thank God enough for his blessings
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Re: FET January/ February Buddies

Postby Tesskcmo » Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:58 am

@gem I can’t remember if you said this was your first cycle or not. I remember being frustrated bc they would t let me do a fresh cycle for various reasons but then I heard all how FET are more successful for women with endo. Are you feeling anxious or enjoying not being on a bunch of meds?!

@hope I can’t remember if my retrieval was around when I ovulated or not... I think it felt longer but maybe that’s bc I was anxious to move forward. Best of luck to you. I remember after I had my retrieval I thought, “what was all the fuss about. I should have done this years ago.” Hopefully you’ll feel the same. :)

My FET is scheduled for Wednesday at 11:45am and they are only putting in 1 embie. Trying to just get my ducks in a row. Last time I did modified bed rest for 2 days but this time I have a 17 month old and won’t be able to. But maybe that will also distract me from worrying too much.
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Re: FET January/ February Buddies

Postby Gem1981 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:42 am

Rosey, I think my retrieval was a couple of days later than natural Ovulation.
Tess, this is my first time. I was so bloated for almost a week, that I am happy I don’t have to take any more
Meds for a few weeks and am trying to lose a couple of pounds :). Only worry nagging me is how many Blasts will I get from 9 grade 2 embies. Wish I knew that already :)
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Re: FET January/ February Buddies

Postby Gem1981 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:45 am

Tess, I read somewhere that bed rest after transfer ( more than an hour or two) is actually detrimental since it reduces blood flow to the uterus.. (unless doctor prescribes bed rest due to some particular reason)..
what’s modified bed rest?
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Re: FET January/ February Buddies

Postby Tesskcmo » Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:36 am

Gem, I understand the worry part. I got pretty depressed last time bc of worry... hoping that doesn’t happen this time.

I think modified bed rest it just “taking it easy”... not cleaning your house or doing heavy lifting.

Do you have a date for your transfer yet?
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Re: FET January/ February Buddies

Postby Hopefulrosey » Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:05 am

Tess, excited for your transfer.

One of our relatives was also put on something like modified bed rest after her 3rd FET. She is currently 13w. Her previous two FETs were also successful in the sense she got BFPs. But sadly she lost her first at 10w and 2nd at 24w due to incompitent cervix. Better safe than sorry!
TTC#1 since Feb 2016
Me: Rosey, 33, mild endo
DH: 32, 4 SAs. varies between normal to MFI :doh:
IUI #1 Sep'17 - BFN and ended up with 2x 20mm+ cysts
IUI #2 Nov'17 - cancelled. O'd spontaneously on CD10 before trigger
IUI #3 Dec'17 BFN... moving on to IVF in 2018
IVF #1 - ER (16 follies,14 eggs, 7 mature, 3 fertilised), 3d transfer of 3 embies (only 1x 8 cell, 2x 4 cell), no frosties, BFN
Lap Mar'18 - Dx mild endo
IVF #2 - Jul'18 - ER (10 eggs, 5 mature, 5 fertilised), 5d transfer of 2 expanding blasts, 1x frozen, BFN

Aug'18 - Nautural BFP while waiting for FET :D Beta #1 968, Beta #2 12000+, HB: 168

Oct'18 - Officially in 2nd trimester. Can't thank God enough for his blessings
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Re: FET January/ February Buddies

Postby Gem1981 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:08 am

Tess, still waiting for this cycle to complete. Estimated date is middle of Feb, if AF doesn’t play tricks!
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Re: FET January/ February Buddies

Postby Tesskcmo » Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:44 pm

Hey girls! FET went well today, said it was a picture perfect hatching blast. Just trying to chill and not worry too much. I might hpt on Monday... we’ll see.
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