Feb/Mar 2015 IVFers!

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Re: Feb/Mar 2015 IVFers!

Postby BethAnn88 » Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:46 am

OK, I need you ladies to all stop having scary spotting/bleeding/cramping episodes! Enough! ;) I am so glad everyone is doing OK despite the scares. That's what really counts but I hate knowing you are going through it!

Tammy, glad the spotting stopped and I can't wait to hear what you see on Wednesday!!! I just know you'll see a beautiful flickering heartbeat!

Sara, any more bleeding/cramping? Thinking of you and can't wait to hear today's update. Hope you've got a great u/s pic to show us!

Furbaby, I love that you broke down and bought maternity stuff! I've had to as well, since I had a lot of weight gain due to OHSS. It's frustrating because I know I look pregnant, which is in and of itself great, and I'll be so happy when I'm farther along and showing and people ask about it. But as for right now, we're not telling ANYONE (save you guys!), so I guess I'll have to lie if someone does ask. Where are you shopping? My DH just got me a gift certificate to Stitch Fix and I got my first shipment. I actually explained I'm in early pregnancy but look further along and am trying to hide my bump for the moment, and they sent me PERFECT stuff. They've just expanded to maternity, too! I also picked up a maternity dress and belly bands at Target. The dress actually doesn't show much right now and should work as I transition into showing and then back out of maternity stuff, and the belly bands are a godsend. I can still button most of my pants but they're SOOOO uncomfortable!

For telling our parents, here's my plan. DH and I have pretty fun, teasing relationships with both our moms. So for Mother's Day one of their presents will be a book, "399 Brain Teasers to Keep Your Brain Young." Sort of a jab at them getting old, but they're also both the type who would actually like brain teasers. But since it's sort of a teasing gift, I'm guessing they won't be suspecting what's coming. We'll have them open the gifts over Skype and will tell them that we think they'll especially like the very last brain teaser in the book, and have them open the back cover. DH will make a card that will be taped in there (he does a lot of design work). It'll say something like "Special Edition, Brain Teaser #400: Can you spot the three people in this photo?" And underneath, a recent pic of DH & me. At the bottom, "Hint: #3 is still pretty small, open card to zoom in..." and inside will be one of the u/s pics.

It's sort of silly & nerdy, but that's how we are! :)

Hope everyone has a great week...
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Re: Feb/Mar 2015 IVFers!

Postby sarajack » Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:48 pm

Beth Ann - that sounds like the cutest way to tell the parents! I can't wait to hear how it all goes!

Furbaby - I want to start buying them lol. I did purchase some new clothes recently. In anticipation of getting preggo I bought a size larger. They're currently a little too big but it'll be nice once I start showing to have them.

AFM - had my appt today. Bleeding has completely stopped any the MA who did the ultrasound said that if she hadn't been told I was bleeding she wouldn't really have known. I am hopefully off bed rest after today but won't know until later.

Ultrasound was surprising today! Got to hear the heartbeat! It was a nice steady 112 bpm! I was almost in tears! What was super surprising is that the tech found the other sac! And I got to see the heartbeat in that one too!!! It's not one but two! We are over the moon excited!

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Me: 32, PCOS, anovulatory
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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 » Mon Apr 13, 2015 1:11 pm

That's amazing news, sara!! I'm so excited for you guys! What a wonderful update. I hope you'll be back on your feet soon and no more health scares! :)
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Re: Feb/Mar 2015 IVFers!

Postby Furbabymom » Mon Apr 13, 2015 4:23 pm

Super exciting Sara!! Can't wait for more updates!

BethAnn - I went to motherhood maternity, it was pricey but super cute! I needed pants since none of mine button. I got a belly band as well which is great but the open button was still kind of a pain for me. I was much more comfortable today!

AFM - I did have a small amount more of the super dark spotting today (in my crinone) but I didn't even bother calling my doc. I am convinced that the crinone is agitating my cervix. I go in on Thursday for my doc to try to get the heartbeat on the doppler. I'll be almost 10.5 weeks so I'm hoping LO is facing the right way so we can hear it. My next u/s isn't for 2 more weeks. I wish we could get them every week! :)
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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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 BethAnn88 » Wed Apr 15, 2015 1:05 pm

Tammy, just popping on to say I can't wait to hear about your u/s today!! Update us when you can...
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Re: Feb/Mar 2015 IVFers!

Postby sarajack » Wed Apr 15, 2015 2:05 pm

Oh my gosh! I completely forgot today was the day Tammylynn! We need updates!! :) How did it go?
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 tammylynn1230 » Wed Apr 15, 2015 3:37 pm

Sorry for the delay, the morning sickness has hit me realy hard today! Here is my ultrasound....Just one baby with a heartbeat, my uterus was tipped back and baby is tucked in at the top in the shadows so getting a good pic was difficult. but baby's heart rate was good at 100. So I go back on Thursday for another ultrasound when I'll be 7 weeks 2 days! The little white smudge is our little baby! I am love already!!

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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 » Wed Apr 15, 2015 3:49 pm

That baby already looks perfect! So happy you got to see/hear the HB, it sounds like a good, strong one! Sorry that morning sickness is kicking your butt! I have had some queasiness but no full on sickness yet. One of the biggest pieces of advice that I've been told is to put crackers next to your bed - before you get out of bed, eat a couple of crackers so that you're not getting up on an empty stomach.
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 » Thu Apr 16, 2015 2:46 pm

Yay Tammy!! That is such a wonderful report!

Sara - was today u/s day? How did it go?

AFM, I had a quick doc appointment to see if we could get a hb on the Doppler. My ob was able to get it immediately. I was so relieved! HB is up to 166. 12 week u/s and the genetic screening is in 1.5 weeks, I can't wait!
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 16, 2015 3:05 pm

U/S today went well - got to hear both heart beats. Baby B is at 6w6d (so just 1 day slow) with a HB of 129bpm. Baby A is growing a little slower at 6w3d, with a HB of 119 bpm. Doc said that they were both perfect!

Furbaby - yay to have it on the doppler! I can't wait to be able to use a doppler! Once I can, I totally want to get an at home doppler to use whenever I want! lol
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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 tammylynn1230 » Fri Apr 17, 2015 7:08 am

So today I am feeling good and of course now I worry about that, LOL
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 Furbabymom » Sun Apr 19, 2015 6:48 am

That sounds totally normal to me Tammy, this entire process has so many ups and downs and anxiety I find we almost feel bad about being happy or excited, and worry about every little symptom coming or going. Enjoy feeling good!
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 » Sun Apr 19, 2015 9:14 am

Well my good day on Friday was short live, felt like cramp most of the weekend, lol that'll teach me!

Sara, congrats on twins! Glad to see they are both doing well!
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 Furbabymom » Tue Apr 21, 2015 6:44 am

How is everyone doing? Our little board is so quiet these days, hopefully that just means we have lots of tired mommas!

6 days until my 12 week ultrasound! Can't wait to see how lo is doing and hopefully get the all clear to come off pelvic rest from my sch! Are any of you planning to do more than the standard genetic screening tests?
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 » Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:55 am

Furbaby - congrats on making it almost to the 12 week mark! I'm jealous! I can't wait to get there!!!

I've been doing okay - still super crampy and spotting off and on. I'll be 8 weeks on Thursday.

I went to the Resolve Walk for Hope this weekend, to help start National Infertility Awareness Week. My RE was actually there and he forced me to sit and watch rather than walk! I haven't had any morning sickness which is great, but makes me feel like something is wrong! I've had some other tummy type issues which actually caused me to break down in tears yesterday! And once I realized I was crying, I was crying harder because I was mad that I was crying! Stupid pregnancy hormones!!!
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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