Feb/Mar 2015 IVFers!

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Re: Feb/Mar 2015 IVFers!

Postby sarajack » Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:12 pm

So I broke down and bought a couple Bellabands. They were delivered today! I'm so excited to give them a try with my jeans that I've had to have unbuttoned all week last week. I'm hoping to get by for a bit without having to buy maternity clothes because I don't have any clue how big I'm actually going to get when I really start showing.
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 23, 2015 7:34 am

The bellabands are a life saver! Believe it or not all I can wear now are maternity pants (or my hubbys xl sweats lol).

Anyone heard from Beth?
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 23, 2015 4:14 pm

Hey Ladies! Just wanted to check in on everyone and see how everybody is doing!

I had my 8 week appt today! Unfortunately, because I am still spotting, I am not released for any exercise and no BD :( I think I am taking that part worse than my hubby! I was able to get my first OB appointment scheduled. Super sad that it is getting closer to me leaving my RE, but happy that I'm to the point where its almost out of my first trimester!

Hope everyone is doing well today!
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 24, 2015 6:17 am

Hi Sara! I just asked DH yesterday when do you think I will be able to have sex again, he's like after the baby is born, I said if you think I am going a whole year without sex you are mistaken, lol! He's like this is our million dollar baby and we are not messing it up! :roll:

I am 7 weeks and I too can't button my jeans, I fit into most of my yoga pants and some dress pants that I have but not the jeans, I have been using the rubber band trick :) I had another ultrasound yesterday and my one lil miracle is measuring perfect with a heartbeat of 140! We are soooo excited! Still can't see much as my little smudge is tucked up in the corner! I have my first OB appt on Tues, I will be 8 weeks :)

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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 » Fri Apr 24, 2015 7:22 am

Tammy - your DH is funny! Mine would totally be smacked if he said that!!! Its bad enough that I'm not allowed to yet, not even "take care of myself" (I know TMI!).

Your little bean is looking great and sounds like their heart is beating away, at a perfect pace! Its exciting to have the first OB appointment! It means that things are going the way they should be!

We've started thinking about how we are going to announce to FaceBook. I'll post the image we purchased in a bit! We are actually going to announce on May 13, which is my birthday!!! I'll be 11 weeks, but we figured one week early won't hurt (or at least we're not superstitious).
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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 24, 2015 7:47 am

That announcement is very cute! We were talking about announcements yesterday, we have a almost 2 year old german shep mix that we rescued a year ago and we were thinking of doing something with him, like Guard dog duty starting Dec 2015, or Mom and Dad are getting me a little human for Christmas, Baby Fritsch coming Dec 2015....

Or we are muscle car enthusiasts, MOPAR (we own two Challengers) to be exact and we have larger scale car models of two Hemi Cuda cars and we have a little matchbox one, so I was trying to think of something to do with them as well, you know like a mommy and daddy car with the baby...
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 » Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:19 am

Both of those ideas are super cute! We considered using our dog for a pic, but she really doesn't like having her pictures taken.
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 calm_and_serene » Fri Apr 24, 2015 12:28 pm

Hey Ladies, I don't know if you remember me from the Feb/March IVF TTC board, but I finally got my BFP! I'm a little behind all of you, but hopefully I can still hang out... ;)
Me: 37, PCOS
DH: 47, low count
TTC since Jan.'13
June/July 2014: 2 failed IUIs

IVF - freeze all due to high E2 levels
2/14/15 - ER, 32 retrieved, 27 mature, 27 ICSI, 19 fertilized, 11 blasts on ice

FET #1
5/8 - U/S #1: inconclusive, U/S #2 :angel: (D&C)

FET #2
7/7: Lupron
8/7: ET of 2 5-day blasts
8/17: 10dp5dt, Beta #1 - 437
8/19: 12dp5dt, Beta #2 - 1196
8/21: 14dp5dt, Beta #3 - 3303
9/2: U/S shows one beautiful baby with a heartbeat of 125 :)
9/9: U/S #2 - heartbeat is 154 :)
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Re: Feb/Mar 2015 IVFers!

Postby sarajack » Fri Apr 24, 2015 12:43 pm

Hi Calm! Of course you are welcome in here!!! I am so excited for you and I know everything is going to go great! When is your next beta?
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 » Fri Apr 24, 2015 1:22 pm

Welcome calm!! So excited for your BFP!

Great news Sara and Tammy and too funny with your DHs. Mine has given up hope with this indefinite pelvic rest!!

We are doing our "announcement" next week, as I will finally be past the 12 week mark. We were actually thinking of doing the "guard dog" pic too Tammy...great minds think alike!! I also just got a "due in November" pregnancy shirt. My bday is in a week so I was also thinking of posting a pic of the shirt with "my favorite birthday present" or something. Idk so many decisions lol
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 calm_and_serene » Fri Apr 24, 2015 1:27 pm

Thanks Furbabymom and Sara! My next beta is tomorrow at 10am. Hopefully the numbers will give me some piece of mind.
Sara: I'm so glad you posted this link - I was wondering where all of you went! :)
Me: 37, PCOS
DH: 47, low count
TTC since Jan.'13
June/July 2014: 2 failed IUIs

IVF - freeze all due to high E2 levels
2/14/15 - ER, 32 retrieved, 27 mature, 27 ICSI, 19 fertilized, 11 blasts on ice

FET #1
5/8 - U/S #1: inconclusive, U/S #2 :angel: (D&C)

FET #2
7/7: Lupron
8/7: ET of 2 5-day blasts
8/17: 10dp5dt, Beta #1 - 437
8/19: 12dp5dt, Beta #2 - 1196
8/21: 14dp5dt, Beta #3 - 3303
9/2: U/S shows one beautiful baby with a heartbeat of 125 :)
9/9: U/S #2 - heartbeat is 154 :)
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Re: Feb/Mar 2015 IVFers!

Postby tammylynn1230 » Fri Apr 24, 2015 2:50 pm

Yay Calm! Congrats, my beta at 10dp5dt was 198 so right around yours! Good Luck :) What will your due date be?
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 calm_and_serene » Sat Apr 25, 2015 7:25 am

Thanks TammyLynn! 198 is a great number! They haven't given me the official due date yet, but I'm thinking it will be some time between Christmas and New Year's Eve.
Me: 37, PCOS
DH: 47, low count
TTC since Jan.'13
June/July 2014: 2 failed IUIs

IVF - freeze all due to high E2 levels
2/14/15 - ER, 32 retrieved, 27 mature, 27 ICSI, 19 fertilized, 11 blasts on ice

FET #1
5/8 - U/S #1: inconclusive, U/S #2 :angel: (D&C)

FET #2
7/7: Lupron
8/7: ET of 2 5-day blasts
8/17: 10dp5dt, Beta #1 - 437
8/19: 12dp5dt, Beta #2 - 1196
8/21: 14dp5dt, Beta #3 - 3303
9/2: U/S shows one beautiful baby with a heartbeat of 125 :)
9/9: U/S #2 - heartbeat is 154 :)
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Re: Feb/Mar 2015 IVFers!

Postby sarajack » Sat Apr 25, 2015 7:56 am

Calm - I figured out my due date before they even told me! I used http://www.ivf.ca/fet5dayduedate.php to do it, since it calculates based on a 5 day FET transfer. According to that, it looks like your due date is Dec 29.
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 » Sat Apr 25, 2015 10:33 am

Hey, so glad to catch up on you all and so glad you joined over here, Calm! I was going to message you and IVFNewbie in a few days to remind you of this board just in case you wanted to join. We're way smaller over here, and things have been a little slower, but it's definitely fun to connect to other women who are expecting after going through infertility. There are other great parts of the pregnancy boards but I just felt like I didn't relate much to a lot of the moms... so I'm glad we have this! :) Get yourself a cute pregnancy ticker and settle in! Can't wait to hear about today's beta.

Tammy, sara, & furbaby, so glad to hear things are going well with you all. Love the updated u/s pics!! Grow, babies grow!

AFM, so much nausea, exhaustion, and mood swings... I just haven't had time to be online much between that and getting ready for a professional licensing test, moving across the country, etc. Speaking of nausea, I think it's been too long since I've eaten... best go feed this baby! Monday is my midwife appointment, and we should be able to hear baby's HB for the first time... so excited! No u/s though until 14 weeks. Sigh. But if all goes well at this appointment, I am going to feel like this thing is finally pretty much really real. Like, until now, it felt like almost anything could happen... but if it's all good at 10.5 weeks were probably OK, right? Do I make any sense? If not it's because I'm a hungry hormonal pregnant lady!!
Me: Beth Ann, 34/DH: 31
TTC #1 since May 2013
1st BFP 3/10/15 via IVF

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