Feb/Mar 2015 IVFers!

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Re: Feb/Mar 2015 IVFers!

Postby BethAnn88 » Sat Apr 04, 2015 10:29 am

Oh, furbaby, I am sooooooo glad for how that turned out!! It's so terrifying! I would have felt just the same way. I keep telling myself to be happy and enjoy this, but I'm also so aware that so many things can still happen at this point. I suppose all this is just going to prep us for parenthood, since then it's a constant string of what-ifs! But it's really, really tough. That is a BEAUTIFUL pic and you've got a tough little bean (or raspberry, this week!) in there. And your story is a great reminder that something that feels like the worst thing might not be... What a tough thing to go through though, I'm sure it feels as though your nerves were put through the wringer! Take care this weekend, rest up, and keep telling that baby how happy you are s/he's there and one tough cookie!!

tammy & sara, so happy for your rising betas! How are you two feeling/doing? Thinking of you both!!

AFM, not much new... just made it through an exhausting week at work. Next u/s on Thursday and I am so excited/nervous!!
Me: Beth Ann, 34/DH: 31
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Re: Feb/Mar 2015 IVFers!

Postby tammylynn1230 » Mon Apr 06, 2015 5:18 pm

Oh how scart Furbabymom! Those hematomas are very common with IVF, lots of girls in my donor egg support group have gotten them, they do resolve but you should take it easy while it works itself out, it will go away :)

AFM: Beta is in and it's 772. Now I know I was hoping for 800 or higher but the Dr didn't even blink, she said that number is just fine and no more betas for me and she scheduled me for an ultrasound for Monday April 13th which will put me at 5w6d! So if the doctor is not worried then I am not going to worry. My prog keep going up to it is now up to 30 and I have not increased my dosage so that is also a great sign! Now i have to wait a week for ultrasound!! Also according to beta base my doubling time from Thurs is 47.6 with an average doubling time since first beta of 45 hrs so all with in great normal average limits. So again, today I am thankful to be average!!
Me 42 :love: DH 42 (no kids)
DS 25
DD 22
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Sept 2014 IVF with frozen donor eggs!
Sept 26: BFN

Jan 12, 2015 IVF with Frozen Donor eggs!
Jan 22 BFP....Jan 30 pregnancy lost @ 5 weeks :angel:

March 23: FET!! Please Lord grant me this miracle...
We transferred two 5 day BB hatching embies!
March 28, 2015 BFP! Thank you Lord! Due date Dec 08, 2015
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Re: Feb/Mar 2015 IVFers!

Postby sarajack » Tue Apr 07, 2015 1:00 pm

Hey Ladies! Hope everyone is doing well today!

Furbaby - that is so scary! I am glad that everything is well though, and that the bean in there is okay!

BethAnn - glad to hear your OHSS is better!

AFM - Beta today came back at >10000. They didn't give a full number, only put that it was higher than that. Ultrasound went well - they saw one sac so far, and a spot that he thinks might be another. I have another ultrasound on Friday, so hopefully will have better news then!

I'll post some pics of the ultrasound images tonight when I get home!
Me: 32, PCOS, anovulatory
Him: 37
TTC since 2010

Multiple failed clomid TI cycles

IVF#1 1/14/2015 Antagonist protocol
ER 2/13/2015 16 eggs retrieved , 10 fertilized, 3 frozen
02/26/2015 baseline for FET
03/18/2015 Frozen transfer of 2 hatching blasts
03/23/2015 :bfp:
04/01/2015 Beta 1 - 1398
04/03/2015 Beta 2 - 2932
04/07/2015 Beta 3 - >10000
04/09/2015 U/S shows 1 heartbeat!
04/13/2015 U/S shows 2 heartbeats! Its twins!

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Re: Feb/Mar 2015 IVFers!

Postby BethAnn88 » Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:37 am

Tammy, I can't wait for your u/s!! :) glad your doc is ok with betas and you are too. I saw your "beating the control line" HPT elsewhere--beautiful!!

Furbaby, how are you doing? Hope all is well and no more scares. Please update when you can!

Sarajack, :yay: Awesome!!! Can't wait to see pics!!
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Re: Feb/Mar 2015 IVFers!

Postby sarajack » Wed Apr 08, 2015 6:00 am

Ok so I'm worried today. I woke up sick this morning - cough, sore throat, bad chest congestion, etc. My DH was sick last week to the point of antibiotics and I'm worried that I got what he had. I'm planning on going to the doc but I don't know what they'll be able to do for me since I know I can't take most of what they would prescribe. I'm so worried that this sickness is going to hurt the bean. I've been on the verge of tears all morning with worry.
Me: 32, PCOS, anovulatory
Him: 37
TTC since 2010

Multiple failed clomid TI cycles

IVF#1 1/14/2015 Antagonist protocol
ER 2/13/2015 16 eggs retrieved , 10 fertilized, 3 frozen
02/26/2015 baseline for FET
03/18/2015 Frozen transfer of 2 hatching blasts
03/23/2015 :bfp:
04/01/2015 Beta 1 - 1398
04/03/2015 Beta 2 - 2932
04/07/2015 Beta 3 - >10000
04/09/2015 U/S shows 1 heartbeat!
04/13/2015 U/S shows 2 heartbeats! Its twins!

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Re: Feb/Mar 2015 IVFers!

Postby BethAnn88 » Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:08 pm

Sara, that's tough... But try not to worry too much. One of my good friends is a doctor and with each of her four pregnancies has had some significant illnesses, including several bouts of the flu... All four babies 100% healthy! Also, I didn't think antibiotics were completely off the table. See what your doc says, rest up, and take good care of yourself!! Thinking of you.
Me: Beth Ann, 34/DH: 31
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Re: Feb/Mar 2015 IVFers!

Postby sarajack » Wed Apr 08, 2015 2:42 pm

Oh I forgot to upload this yesterday but here is our ultrasound pic. I have another ultrasound on Friday so hopefully will get a better one.

BethAnn - thanks for the kind words! I went to the doc and as I thought I do have an upper respiratory infection. They gave me amoxicillin and told me to rest. No over the counter cough syrup even though I really want some! I'm a lot less worried for everything, especially since the doc said this is very common in early pregnancy due to swelling in the sinus areas from the excess blood flow. Hopefully the meds will kick in soon so that I'm feeling back to normal soon.

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Me: 32, PCOS, anovulatory
Him: 37
TTC since 2010

Multiple failed clomid TI cycles

IVF#1 1/14/2015 Antagonist protocol
ER 2/13/2015 16 eggs retrieved , 10 fertilized, 3 frozen
02/26/2015 baseline for FET
03/18/2015 Frozen transfer of 2 hatching blasts
03/23/2015 :bfp:
04/01/2015 Beta 1 - 1398
04/03/2015 Beta 2 - 2932
04/07/2015 Beta 3 - >10000
04/09/2015 U/S shows 1 heartbeat!
04/13/2015 U/S shows 2 heartbeats! Its twins!

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Re: Feb/Mar 2015 IVFers!

Postby Furbabymom » Wed Apr 08, 2015 6:15 pm

Hi all, it's been a crazy week! No more scares tho!

Looks like good news all around! Yay!
Me: 35
Hubster: 44
TTC since October 2013 - unexplained infertility

IUI #1 -3: Fall 2014 Gonal-F, ovidrel trigger - BFN

IVF#1 1/15 BCP, Gonal-F & Lupron
ER 2/17/15 16 eggs retrieved, 13 fertilized, day 5 transferred one EBAA 5 frosties
FRER 2/27 5dp5dt BFP
Beta 1 3/4 207.5
Beta 2 3/6 537

It's a girl! Everleigh Rose born 10/20/2015

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Trying for number 2!
FET #1
1/19 Transfer of 5 day EB
1/23 Positive FRER
1/30 Beta 1: 385
2/1 Beta 2: 747
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Re: Feb/Mar 2015 IVFers!

Postby sarajack » Thu Apr 09, 2015 2:55 pm

Well ladies the scares weren't done with me yet. Everything was fine earlier today and then I started cramping really bad (almost what felt like worse than AF cramps). I went to the bathroom knowing that something was wrong and saw blood. I of course freaked out but finally called the doc. Went in and they did an ultrasound. The bean was thankfully still there and we even saw the heartbeat! The second one that he thought he might have seen was nowhere to be found but we are very grateful that our one miracle baby was fine. To stop the bleeding he raised my progesterone meds. I'm also on complete bed rest until Monday at which time I go back in for another ultrasound and bloodwork.

Hope everyone is having a good day!
Me: 32, PCOS, anovulatory
Him: 37
TTC since 2010

Multiple failed clomid TI cycles

IVF#1 1/14/2015 Antagonist protocol
ER 2/13/2015 16 eggs retrieved , 10 fertilized, 3 frozen
02/26/2015 baseline for FET
03/18/2015 Frozen transfer of 2 hatching blasts
03/23/2015 :bfp:
04/01/2015 Beta 1 - 1398
04/03/2015 Beta 2 - 2932
04/07/2015 Beta 3 - >10000
04/09/2015 U/S shows 1 heartbeat!
04/13/2015 U/S shows 2 heartbeats! Its twins!

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Re: Feb/Mar 2015 IVFers!

Postby BethAnn88 » Thu Apr 09, 2015 4:26 pm

Furbabymom, so glad you haven't had any more scares. Our little group doesn't need any more!

sarajack, I am so glad the little miracle baby is doing OK, but wow... what a scare. Take it really easy, dear! Praying for that little one to stick, stick, stick!!!

Tammy, how are you doing??

It seems like other than the OHSS I am the extremely lucky one with few road bumps so far... u/s today was great. 7w6d, measuring 8w, hb 164. I was released to the regular OB. I know we're not out of the woods yet, but today makes it feel so much more real. Now I'm planning how to tell our parents! We live far from all family so will be mailing packages for Mother's Day with the reveal gifts. I cannot believe we've made it this far!
Me: Beth Ann, 34/DH: 31
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Re: Feb/Mar 2015 IVFers!

Postby Furbabymom » Thu Apr 09, 2015 5:49 pm

Thanks for all the support ladies! Not much to report here. I am showing already which is encouraging as it makes me feel like the baby is growing in there; but it's a pain since it's too early to tell everyone but I'm getting looks so I'm just waiting for someone to ask.

Sarajack - I'm so sorry you went through that, it's the most awful feeling ever! Did the doc have any idea where the bleeding was coming from? Hopefully they can track it down and it will stop.

BethAnn - Yay for great u/s! What are you planning to send? I love that reveals are so close to Mother's Day! My birthday is coming up and I will be 12.5 weeks so I'm trying to figure out how to publicly reveal as part of my birthday celebration....birthdays are a big deal in my life :)

Tammy - Any news?
Me: 35
Hubster: 44
TTC since October 2013 - unexplained infertility

IUI #1 -3: Fall 2014 Gonal-F, ovidrel trigger - BFN

IVF#1 1/15 BCP, Gonal-F & Lupron
ER 2/17/15 16 eggs retrieved, 13 fertilized, day 5 transferred one EBAA 5 frosties
FRER 2/27 5dp5dt BFP
Beta 1 3/4 207.5
Beta 2 3/6 537

It's a girl! Everleigh Rose born 10/20/2015

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Trying for number 2!
FET #1
1/19 Transfer of 5 day EB
1/23 Positive FRER
1/30 Beta 1: 385
2/1 Beta 2: 747
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Re: Feb/Mar 2015 IVFers!

Postby tammylynn1230 » Fri Apr 10, 2015 2:11 pm

Hi guys, sorry for all the scary stuff! I must admit I look for blood most every time I wipe! I think that the worse is over and you should now how a nice couple of quiet weeks!

AFM: No more betas for me, mine on Monday was at 772 and my ultrasound is scheduled for Weds April 15th at 8:00AM, I will be 6 weeks and 1 day! Still in the nervous stage but most days I am happy to be pregnant and can't wait to be over these early days!
Me 42 :love: DH 42 (no kids)
DS 25
DD 22
DS 21


Sept 2014 IVF with frozen donor eggs!
Sept 26: BFN

Jan 12, 2015 IVF with Frozen Donor eggs!
Jan 22 BFP....Jan 30 pregnancy lost @ 5 weeks :angel:

March 23: FET!! Please Lord grant me this miracle...
We transferred two 5 day BB hatching embies!
March 28, 2015 BFP! Thank you Lord! Due date Dec 08, 2015
It's a GIRL!
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Re: Feb/Mar 2015 IVFers!

Postby tammylynn1230 » Sat Apr 11, 2015 10:20 am

Well I can join the scary stuff gang! I had an episode of pink spotting last night, freaked me out! It started around 7:30 pm and was over by 10pm and nothing today. Now I know its common with IVF but Lord if it doesn't make your heart stop! I am couch test all weekend, ultrasound on Weds
Me 42 :love: DH 42 (no kids)
DS 25
DD 22
DS 21


Sept 2014 IVF with frozen donor eggs!
Sept 26: BFN

Jan 12, 2015 IVF with Frozen Donor eggs!
Jan 22 BFP....Jan 30 pregnancy lost @ 5 weeks :angel:

March 23: FET!! Please Lord grant me this miracle...
We transferred two 5 day BB hatching embies!
March 28, 2015 BFP! Thank you Lord! Due date Dec 08, 2015
It's a GIRL!
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Re: Feb/Mar 2015 IVFers!

Postby sarajack » Sat Apr 11, 2015 4:26 pm

Tammylynn - that bleeding is no joke! I was terrified when it happened. Hopefully none of us will have any more scares!!! Relax the rest of the weekend and let us know how everything goes on Wednesday!
Me: 32, PCOS, anovulatory
Him: 37
TTC since 2010

Multiple failed clomid TI cycles

IVF#1 1/14/2015 Antagonist protocol
ER 2/13/2015 16 eggs retrieved , 10 fertilized, 3 frozen
02/26/2015 baseline for FET
03/18/2015 Frozen transfer of 2 hatching blasts
03/23/2015 :bfp:
04/01/2015 Beta 1 - 1398
04/03/2015 Beta 2 - 2932
04/07/2015 Beta 3 - >10000
04/09/2015 U/S shows 1 heartbeat!
04/13/2015 U/S shows 2 heartbeats! Its twins!

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Re: Feb/Mar 2015 IVFers!

Postby Furbabymom » Sun Apr 12, 2015 12:32 pm

Alright girls....I broke down and bought maternity pants. Kind of felt like I was jinxing something but man am I uncomfortable in my regular pants! And I'm in big trouble because I love clothes shopping and they have some really cute maternity stuff! I can't wait till my u/s on the 27th when I can finally stop hiding my growing belly!
Me: 35
Hubster: 44
TTC since October 2013 - unexplained infertility

IUI #1 -3: Fall 2014 Gonal-F, ovidrel trigger - BFN

IVF#1 1/15 BCP, Gonal-F & Lupron
ER 2/17/15 16 eggs retrieved, 13 fertilized, day 5 transferred one EBAA 5 frosties
FRER 2/27 5dp5dt BFP
Beta 1 3/4 207.5
Beta 2 3/6 537

It's a girl! Everleigh Rose born 10/20/2015

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Trying for number 2!
FET #1
1/19 Transfer of 5 day EB
1/23 Positive FRER
1/30 Beta 1: 385
2/1 Beta 2: 747
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