IUI Buddies - Keeping in Touch (All Are Welcome)

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Re: IUI Buddies - Keeping in Touch (All Are Welcome)

Postby JayLB » Mon Sep 14, 2015 2:36 pm

Lovelypink87 wrote:
JayLB wrote:On IUI #3. Used 50mg Clomid cd 3-8. Ultrasounds cd 13. Two big follicles. Ovidrel cd14. Insemaination cd 15.

Praying it works this time.


fx for you!



Thanks so much! All positivity def helps :)
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Re: IUI Buddies - Keeping in Touch (All Are Welcome)

Postby valerie0187 » Tue Sep 29, 2015 8:20 pm

Hello ladies! It has been forever since I have been on here! A lot has happened. I will try and catch up as much as possible and update you all. I am happy to see some new baby pics in the thread!!
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- First appointment with RE on November 11, 2013
- IUI #1 on August 27, 2014
- BFN on September 9, 2014
- IUI #2 on September 23, 2014
- BFN on October 4, 2014
- IUI #3 on October 17, 2014
- BFN on October 29, 2014
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- IUI #4 on March 31, 2015
- BFP on April 11, 2015
- beta #1 - 304 on April 14, 2015
- beta #2 - 703 on April 16, 2015
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Re: IUI Buddies - Keeping in Touch (All Are Welcome)

Postby Lovelypink87 » Wed Sep 30, 2015 7:04 am

Good day everyone hope all is well, Just an update for me I go in tomorrow for blood work and Follicle scan, im nervous and excited at the same time, but don't want to get my hopes up anything is possible.
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Re: IUI Buddies - Keeping in Touch (All Are Welcome)

Postby kelley21 » Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:45 am

It's been a long time since I posted too! I keep thinking I need to update, but then life and sleep get in the way!
GL lovelypink!
I would love an update Val- hope all is well!
Amanda- I love the pic of you and kids- you look so happy!
Danielle- sounds like you have been busy- hopefully life has slowed down a bit since your last post!

AFM- hit 23w yesterday and saw my specialist. Came off my zofran pump a week ago, now trying to stop oral zofran as my doctor practically accused me of being addicted to it! Hello sir, I'm nauseated!
Oh well.
The babies are getting quite large. Molly and Griffin are 1lb 4oz and refuse to show faces, Maggie is 1lb3oz and has a cute little nose! Griffin is laying transverse across the top of the girls. It's fun to have them moving all at once. I get kicks high and low, right and left! My cervix is holding strong and the plan is to continue same until my next visit at the end of October. (I see a regular OB in between, so doctor visit every two weeks)
We interview a pediatrician next week. Their room is painted and cribs are up, need to hang things on the wall! We are slowly getting ready. I am still working 8-5, and then I sleep 8-6 so there is limited time during the week to do much at all.
Here's a quick bump pic from this morning. I lie to strangers when they ask, and I say I am due very soon. Otherwise it creates a scene when I tell about triplets! And then they ask too many questions!
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Re: IUI Buddies - Keeping in Touch (All Are Welcome)

Postby dmdank » Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:02 am

Great pic Rachel! I can only imagine how tired you must be. You're doing great though. And look great! It is not fun being nauseous. The dr should be in your shoes for 1 day and see how much the meds would be needed!

Val, would love an update!

Lovely, prayers for you! All things are possible!

Amanda, Jaime, ChristineH, Christine, Katie, JLB, Roxanne, Praying4baby, how are you ladies?

Sorry if I missed anyone.

How is everyone else?

You'll never believe it. I tested yesterday. Pg again!!! Oh my. About 4 weeks pg. Based on lmp, edd is 6/4/16 and I thought I was tired before. I am soooo tired right now. Now I know why. My little man is 8 months, standing, trying new foods, feeds himself finger foods. He's getting so big. He says ma ma ma ma. Love it. And then my youngest cat is Belle and he sees her and says ba ba ba. He has said da da once or twice. He just figured out how to click his tongue last night so he does it constantly.
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Re: IUI Buddies - Keeping in Touch (All Are Welcome)

Postby valerie0187 » Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:10 am

Rachel you look amazing! I know strangers ask me questions too so I can only imagine how many questions you get. I don't blame you for lying to them if it causes them to ask even more questions. Some people are really nosy.

Danielle :congrats: That is so cute your little guy is already talking. Babies do seem to grow up super fast!

AFM - It has been forever since I have posted on here. I can't really remember the last thing I said on here LOL! Well I just started my third trimester and starting to feel huge. I get backaches and starting to struggle getting up. I seemed to have grown a belly overnight. I used to wonder how long it would take before I would start to show. I do enjoy feeling her move in my belly. She moves a LOT! She kicks, flips, and wiggles. Sometimes though her kicks can hurt or feel uncomfortable especially when she seems to be aiming for my bladder...hehehe!

Over the summer I have been working a lot! I worked almost 11 hours per day Mon-Fri as the program director at after school program and summer camp! I was lucky that ended up being during my second trimester because if i had to work that many hours now or first trimester and I don't think I would make it.

Now I am back on my regular schedule. I "work" at home for the first four hours and the other four hours I work at the after school program. LOL! I probably should be working now but I am on here...hehe!

Below is my 26 week bump photo. I will do another bump photo in a week or so.

I am happy to be on here again! I will try and update you all more often.

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- First appointment with RE on November 11, 2013
- IUI #1 on August 27, 2014
- BFN on September 9, 2014
- IUI #2 on September 23, 2014
- BFN on October 4, 2014
- IUI #3 on October 17, 2014
- BFN on October 29, 2014
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- IUI #4 on March 31, 2015
- BFP on April 11, 2015
- beta #1 - 304 on April 14, 2015
- beta #2 - 703 on April 16, 2015
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Re: IUI Buddies - Keeping in Touch (All Are Welcome)

Postby kelley21 » Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:55 am

Oh wow Danielle! Congratulations! It is so amazing to be preg again after struggling. This is scary for me though! I am trying to get DH to have a vasectomy now lol
Brody is growing up so fast it seems, and so smart! I wish you could post videos here, I'd love to hear his little voice!

Val- you look great! The bladder kicks are the worst. One of my girls is breech and I think her feet dance on my bladder!
I can imagine you have personal questions asked of you being a SMBC.
Strangers think it is okay to ask how babies are conceived. That's a pretty personal topic to me. I am not shy about my infertility issues, but I find it rude to blatantly ask. The Target cashier asked for one of my babies and made a scene so since then I've avoided mentioning the trio.

Edited to add- and my cold turkey zofran stop ended with vomiting and a nosebleed. One a day to control that is fine, IMO!
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Re: IUI Buddies - Keeping in Touch (All Are Welcome)

Postby dmdank » Thu Oct 01, 2015 9:32 am

Thanks ladies. A little scary after our loss. I'll have a c section again so baby would be born at the end of May most likely. At least Brody will be well under way of walking by then.

Val, you look great. Beautiful bump pic. I'm glad work has calmed down some. Now is the best time to chill a little more.

Rachel, eek. Yes I agree. One a day. That's awful. You poor thing. Really hope you feel better soon and can eliminate the meds at some point :) sounds like it might be after the little ones are here!

Here's a pic of Brody man on Sunday. He ripped the sticker right off
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Re: IUI Buddies - Keeping in Touch (All Are Welcome)

Postby valerie0187 » Fri Oct 02, 2015 10:06 pm

Danielle, Brody is so handsome! It is much better now that I don't have to work there as much but other stuff happened recently too that made it crazy.

My aunt was diagnosed with cancer this summer and we had to take her to the doctor a lot. She stayed with us during recovery from her surgery. Thank goodness she is now cancer free!

I was in a car accident a month ago and I had to go to the hospital and stayed overnight because I was at risk for preterm labor. The sharp pains I felt after the impact of the accident and the little cramps I was having afterwards they wanted to monitor me overnight. A county commercial transit bus hit me. If I didn't swerve I would have been t-boned and basically I would have been directly hit. He was driving from a side street onto the main highway where I was driving in the left lane. He "didn't see me"! Just wow! He was totally at fault and well we hired an attorney, so that is currently being taken care of.

My grandma just recently got out of the hospital but she is doing much better! She is back to her regular self. Even with all of that happening I tried really hard not to stress because I know that is not healthy for me or my baby.
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- First appointment with RE on November 11, 2013
- IUI #1 on August 27, 2014
- BFN on September 9, 2014
- IUI #2 on September 23, 2014
- BFN on October 4, 2014
- IUI #3 on October 17, 2014
- BFN on October 29, 2014
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- IUI #4 on March 31, 2015
- BFP on April 11, 2015
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Re: IUI Buddies - Keeping in Touch (All Are Welcome)

Postby have6furrybabies » Thu Oct 08, 2015 5:43 am

Hi everyone!

I know it's been an absolute age since I posted on here and you probably thought I fell off the planet. (I nearly did!) The last time I came on this board was the beginning of April, so I'm glad to see it's still going.

This post will be all about me, because I have approximately 30 pages of catching up to do, so excuse me for that, and I will try to keep it as short as possible.

Not sure if you remember, or even if I got a chance to tell you, but I was told that I had a possible endometrioma on the 10th of April and needed to for a laparoscopy on Friday the 12th. I didn't have an endometrioma, just a simple cyst and they only found Stage 2 endo. They stitched me up and I was discharged. I felt really awful when I woke up and told the nurses that I felt like something was wrong. Seeing as this was my 7th lap, I knew how I should be feeling. The nurses contacted the doc who told them to give me something for pain and I could go home when I felt better. This continued for the whole weekend, but the nurses didn't let me go because my bp was so low and my temp so high. Eventually, on the Sunday, the doc came to see me at about 20:15. I was in surgery at 20:30.

They did a laparotomy and discovered that my bowel had perforated. They cleaned me out and put me into ICU for the night. At that stage, my infection markers were all clear, so they thought the tear had just happened. Unfortunately, the next morning, my temp and my infection markers were through the roof. My initial cut was like a caesarean cut, but they rushed me back into theatre and this time they cut me from about 3 inches above my belly button down to the first cut. The infection was so bad, that they did 8 surgeries in total in order to safe my life.

When I woke up a few days later in ICU, I was ventilated, I had an open abdomen (the swelling was to severe to close me up), I had a colostomy and I didn't know where I was or what had happened. I spent 33 days in ICU, 10 days in the general ward and 9 days in rehab, learning how to walk again etc. I had lost 15 kg (33 pounds) in 5 weeks, most of it muscle.

I was also told I could not try to have a baby again, as my body would never be able to handle a pregnancy, I had simply been through too much. It's funny, I knew we only had one more try, but I wasn,t prepared for the finality of it all. I am scheduled to have a hysterectomy next year, along with a hernia repair, and my gall bladder removed. I have a hernia because they had to cut away necrotic muscle and were then unable to close it up so they just closed the skin. I developed gall stones due to the length of stay in ICU. Basically, they never want to open me up again after this big op. Oh, they will also fix my scars because the aim was to save my life, they didn't really bother about the stitches they used etc. but man, are they ugly!

I had my colostomy reversed on Monday and am feeling more positive about things now and that's why I thought I'd drop in and say hi.

In amongst all of this, we had to have our darling Lucky put down. She just got so old. The positive part, was that because I have been unable to work since April, I was able to spend the last 3 months of her life at home with her every day. Missing her so much.

Sorry for the terribly long post! Will try catch up with all of you over the next few days.

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Re: IUI Buddies - Keeping in Touch (All Are Welcome)

Postby dmdank » Thu Oct 08, 2015 5:55 am

Oh my goodness Toni, that is awful. I am so sorry you had to go through that but am happy you're doing better. Hope you're feeling yourself soon. Glad you were able to check in and let us know how you're doing. Will keep you in my prayers. xx
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Re: IUI Buddies - Keeping in Touch (All Are Welcome)

Postby valerie0187 » Thu Oct 08, 2015 6:49 am

Thank you for checking in with us Toni. Oh my goodness I am so sorry to hear you had to go through all of that but thank goodness you are okay now.
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- First appointment with RE on November 11, 2013
- IUI #1 on August 27, 2014
- BFN on September 9, 2014
- IUI #2 on September 23, 2014
- BFN on October 4, 2014
- IUI #3 on October 17, 2014
- BFN on October 29, 2014
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- IUI #4 on March 31, 2015
- BFP on April 11, 2015
- beta #1 - 304 on April 14, 2015
- beta #2 - 703 on April 16, 2015
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Re: IUI Buddies - Keeping in Touch (All Are Welcome)

Postby riggsy » Thu Oct 08, 2015 9:02 am

Oh Toni -

We have so missed your posts on this board. So sorry for all you have gone through. I wish there was something I could say to make it better. How scared you and your wife must have been! I'm glad you are on the mend, but I know you must feel devastated. Sorry to hear about Lucky, too. Our pets are irreplaceable.
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M/C - Fall 2011
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IUI #1 - May 29, 2014 - BFN
IUI #2 - June 27, 2014 - BFN
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IVF#1 - egg retrieval August 17, 2014
34 eggs retrieved, 21 fertilized
1 "high grade" blastocyst transferred on August 22, 2014 (and 10 left to freeze)
September 4, 2014 - BFP!!! 1st Beta: 741; 2nd Beta: 2,500; 3rd Beta: 4,861

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Re: IUI Buddies - Keeping in Touch (All Are Welcome)

Postby riggsy » Thu Oct 08, 2015 9:04 am

Danielle - I wanted to also say congratulations to you! I can't wait to hear more.

And Valerie -- great to hear from you too. Your bump pic is adorable.

Rachel - you too! You look fantastic.
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Me - 41
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DD - 4/2009
M/C - Fall 2011
TTC since March 2013
IUI #1 - May 29, 2014 - BFN
IUI #2 - June 27, 2014 - BFN
switched to IVF
IVF#1 - egg retrieval August 17, 2014
34 eggs retrieved, 21 fertilized
1 "high grade" blastocyst transferred on August 22, 2014 (and 10 left to freeze)
September 4, 2014 - BFP!!! 1st Beta: 741; 2nd Beta: 2,500; 3rd Beta: 4,861

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Re: IUI Buddies - Keeping in Touch (All Are Welcome)

Postby kelley21 » Mon Oct 12, 2015 1:26 pm

Toni! Wonderful to see a post from you. I have been wondering about you from time to time, but I have to say, your reality doesn't quite fit the grandiose time I pretended you were having.
I feel for you. I can't say I've experienced this firsthand, but when I worked as an ICU nurse I did have young patients have similar problems. Your body image after an ostomy, well I know it's been devastating to some, and rightfully so.
I am so glad you are better and feeling upbeat enough to type to us! Condolences on your sweet pup.

Thanks for saying I look well ladies! I had a bit of a scare with low back pain, cramps and pressure yesterday. Went to L&D for monitoring. I really assumed I had a UTI but turns out this is just one more normal pain I can expect. I measure term now, so it's not much longer that I'll be getting around. I can't go shopping anymore, it's basically work with feet up or home with feet up. My goal of 35w is only 10 weeks away.

Val- you look great!

Danielle- will be praying for you. Pregnant after loss can be extremely nerve wracking. Please update us after your first appt!
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