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#51 meggg

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 12:03 PM

Hi Ladies,

May I join the club? I just got a call - my beta is 360 :th_acheerlead:
Due date is Oct 23 :Emoticons01015:
I'm updating the U/S list.

Ultrasounds Coming UP!
Laura Feb 16th
TCM Feb 16th
Niff Feb 22
Taitertot Feb 23
Hopingtobe3 Feb 23
Adry Feb 24
Bryckster March 1
Meggg March 1
Kitty March 4

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#52 Niff

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 03:06 PM

Welcome Megg and Congrats!

Quick question ladies. I am having my u/s at 7 weeks 3 days (1 week today!!), just wondering if our u/s's are internal or external. Kind of scared for anything to internal these days...

Thanks!
Me 34, DH 30
PCOS
Male Factor

Oct /09 Started Clomid
Finally they decided to test hubby
after 5 failed attempts at Clomid.
Sure enough we have male factor as well!

Feb/09 Finished 6th Round of Clomid all

Referred to Fertility clinic in Feb 09
Aug 31/10 - 1st Fertility appt
Nov 29/10 - IVF/ICSI offered
12/06 - Started Superfact
12/28 - Baseline
01/01 - Start Injections
01/04 - B/W - everything looks good keep doing what were doing (Luveris & Gonal F)
01/07 - U/S & B/W - 6 follies total all different sizes
01/10 - U/S & B/W - 13 follies! Still all different sizes but I'm hoping things are looking up
01/11 - U/S - This will be my last day of injections
01/12 - Trigger 2nite @8pm
01/14 - ER (OUCH!!!!) - 18eggs retrieve, 9 mature, 6 fertilized
01/17 - ET 2 perfect little 8 cell embies, 4 Frosties
02/01 - Pregnancy Test (At home POAS BFP)
02/02 - "Official" Results BFP :)
02/22 - U/S (Keep growin baby or babies) ;)
02/22 - U/S TWINS!!!! 2 healthy heartbeats Baby A 147bpm & Baby B 141bpm
03/02 - 1st Prenatal Appointment
03/30 - NT ultrasound - Results - Two perfect healthy babies!!!!
04/13 - 2nd Prenatal Appointment - all is well got to hear both babies heartbeats :)
05/11 - 3rd Prenatal Appointment
05/13 - 19 week Ultrasound!!! Found out were having TWIN BOYS!!!!!
06/08 - OBGYN appointment # 1 - went well Doc confirmed U/S results and Boys are doing great! She also pulled the plug on work, my last day will be June 10th, no restricted rest just to be in a stress free environment.
06/20 - Had some mild spotting - had to go the hospital, everything looks fine. We were montiored for about an hour and sent home. Docs think it was a one off thing.
06/28 - GD test - Gross! Felt really dizzy after
06/29 - Ultrasound - Boys look great Baby A is 1lb 11oz and Baby B is 11 13oz. Keep it up Boys :)
07/04 - OB appt - Heartbeats sounds great and boys are right on track. Pelvic Girdle Pain is becoming worse doc just told me to listen to my body and rest when needed.
07/20 - Ultrasound and Doc appt (need to have RH negative shot)


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#53 meggg

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 03:12 PM

Niff I believe it's internal.

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#54 TCM

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 03:34 PM

Welcome Meggg and congrats!

Niff - it is internal as the heartbeat can't be heard through a belly u/s yet (not until like around 10 weeks).
Mine is tomorrow so I will report back. I'm soooooo scared. I don't know how I will handle it if nothing is found, or if there's no heartbeat.
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TTC 1.5 yrs
IVF + ICSI # 1
Stims Jan 1st
ER Jan 13 (9 follicles, 7 Mature, 4 Fertilized)
ET Jan 16 (2 ET: 1x8cell, 1x6cell), none frozen)
Beta Jan 27 - 129!
Beta Jan 29 - 304!
1st u/s Feb 16th - All Good - Baby right on track. Strong h/b
2nd u/s Mar 2nd - Baby wiggling about! Measured on track 8w6d and h/b 164
3rd u/s Mar 31st - T1 screen perfect, neg for downs and genetic abnormalities, HB 150, CRL 7.03cm measured on track 13wk 1 day whoop!
4th u/s May 18th - Anatomical scan and gender discovery...

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#55 LauraD

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 07:54 PM

Welcome Megg! I love that everyone is going us slowly on this new forum! So great!!!

My u/s in internal tomorrow. Don't be scared Niff, if it was dangerous, they wouldn't do it. Come on healthy heartbeats!!! :Emoticons09710:
Me: 29 DH: 29
I have PCOS and DH has Kallmann's Syndrome
After 2+ years of DH being treated, we got some viable samples from him.

IUI July 2010- BNF
Dr. said go IVF

IVF Dec -Jan 2010/11
Nov 18 - Day 1
Dec 28 - Started Menopur injections
Jan 6 - Orgalutron & Menopur
Jan 9 - HCG trigger
Jan 11- ER-8 eggs retrieved, 7 mature, 6 made it through fertilization
Jan 16- ET- 2 transfered, 3 are frozen.
Jan 25- Beta of 101! BFP!!!
Jan 27- Beta of 198
Jan 31- Beta of 1637!
Feb 16-u/s One healthy heartbeat! :)
Sept 1- Our daughter Lydia was born one month early due to low amniotic fluid by C-section. 4 lbs 10 oz

FET Oct/Nov 2012
Oct 14- Start Suprefact on day 21 (5 times a day!!!)and 81 mg ASA
Oct.28th- started prometrium to bring on AF as she was so late. Got period the next day but RE said we still have to wait until next period! AF should come by nov. 17th or I call RE back.
Nov. 18- appt to see what's going on- starting estrace
Dec.6- FET of two frosties - 5ba and 4ab
Dec. 13- hpt BFP!!!
Dec. 15.- beta 118
Dec 17 - beta 308
Dec 21- beta 2180
Jan 9- first u/s

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#56 meggg

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 08:20 PM

Let's Have Some Fun
Baking soda gender test
So you put a teaspoon of baking soda in a cup then put a little bit of pee in the cup, and if it sizzles, it's a boy, and if it does nothing, it's a girl! Supposedly your urine is more acidic if you're carrying a boy, (hence the sizzling action) and more alkaline if you're carrying a girl.

I took it from here:
http://community.bab...oda_gender_test

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#57 hopingtobe3

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 10:03 PM

Welcome Meggg, good to see you here.
For my u/s I was told to come with a full bladder and usually the internal one is an empty bladder so I'm a bit confused now. Do you think it's an internal with full bladder or some clinics doing one and some the other?
TTC since July of 2008
Me: 33, DH: 35
Diagnosis - Unexplained

Feb - Oct 2010 - 4 unmedicated IUI's, 2 medicated IUI's with clomid - all BFN
Sept 2010 - surgery for uterine polyp

IVF #1 Dec 2010/Jan2011
-started Suprefact Dec 26th, Puregon Jan 8th
-Jan 20th ER - 12 eggs retrieved, 10 mature, 8 fertilized
-Jan 25th 1 lovely blast transferred (B5-BB), 5 frosties
-Feb 4th (15dpo) beta of 288. Over the moon!
-Feb 7th (18dpo) beta = 950!!!
-Feb 23rd - first ultrasound. Heart rate 136 and baby measuring on track!!
-Apr 1st - 12 week ultrasound. Heart rate 160, crown to rump 6.8cm, all looks good!
-May 13th - 18 week ultrasound - It's a boy!!
-Oct 7th - Little M arrived; we're in love :)

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#58 hopingtobe3

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 10:12 PM

Let's Have Some Fun
Baking soda gender test
So you put a teaspoon of baking soda in a cup then put a little bit of pee in the cup, and if it sizzles, it's a boy, and if it does nothing, it's a girl! Supposedly your urine is more acidic if you're carrying a boy, (hence the sizzling action) and more alkaline if you're carrying a girl.

I took it from here:
http://community.bab...oda_gender_test


Interesting. i wonder if you have to be so many weeks for it to work.
Meggg - check out my link on page 1 for a home gender test you can take at 10 weeks and they claim 90% accuracy (and heck, even u/s is only 95!)
TTC since July of 2008
Me: 33, DH: 35
Diagnosis - Unexplained

Feb - Oct 2010 - 4 unmedicated IUI's, 2 medicated IUI's with clomid - all BFN
Sept 2010 - surgery for uterine polyp

IVF #1 Dec 2010/Jan2011
-started Suprefact Dec 26th, Puregon Jan 8th
-Jan 20th ER - 12 eggs retrieved, 10 mature, 8 fertilized
-Jan 25th 1 lovely blast transferred (B5-BB), 5 frosties
-Feb 4th (15dpo) beta of 288. Over the moon!
-Feb 7th (18dpo) beta = 950!!!
-Feb 23rd - first ultrasound. Heart rate 136 and baby measuring on track!!
-Apr 1st - 12 week ultrasound. Heart rate 160, crown to rump 6.8cm, all looks good!
-May 13th - 18 week ultrasound - It's a boy!!
-Oct 7th - Little M arrived; we're in love :)

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#59 hopingtobe3

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 10:24 PM

Good luck tomorrow TCM and Laura!!!
Wishing you both the best of luck and healthy vibes. let us know how they go.
TTC since July of 2008
Me: 33, DH: 35
Diagnosis - Unexplained

Feb - Oct 2010 - 4 unmedicated IUI's, 2 medicated IUI's with clomid - all BFN
Sept 2010 - surgery for uterine polyp

IVF #1 Dec 2010/Jan2011
-started Suprefact Dec 26th, Puregon Jan 8th
-Jan 20th ER - 12 eggs retrieved, 10 mature, 8 fertilized
-Jan 25th 1 lovely blast transferred (B5-BB), 5 frosties
-Feb 4th (15dpo) beta of 288. Over the moon!
-Feb 7th (18dpo) beta = 950!!!
-Feb 23rd - first ultrasound. Heart rate 136 and baby measuring on track!!
-Apr 1st - 12 week ultrasound. Heart rate 160, crown to rump 6.8cm, all looks good!
-May 13th - 18 week ultrasound - It's a boy!!
-Oct 7th - Little M arrived; we're in love :)

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#60 LauraD

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 10:50 PM

hopingtobe3- Thanks! I am a little nervous but plan to do a little shopping in the morning with DH to keep my mind off of it. I'll post later in the afternoon or evening as my appt is at 1:15pm

Laura
Me: 29 DH: 29
I have PCOS and DH has Kallmann's Syndrome
After 2+ years of DH being treated, we got some viable samples from him.

IUI July 2010- BNF
Dr. said go IVF

IVF Dec -Jan 2010/11
Nov 18 - Day 1
Dec 28 - Started Menopur injections
Jan 6 - Orgalutron & Menopur
Jan 9 - HCG trigger
Jan 11- ER-8 eggs retrieved, 7 mature, 6 made it through fertilization
Jan 16- ET- 2 transfered, 3 are frozen.
Jan 25- Beta of 101! BFP!!!
Jan 27- Beta of 198
Jan 31- Beta of 1637!
Feb 16-u/s One healthy heartbeat! :)
Sept 1- Our daughter Lydia was born one month early due to low amniotic fluid by C-section. 4 lbs 10 oz

FET Oct/Nov 2012
Oct 14- Start Suprefact on day 21 (5 times a day!!!)and 81 mg ASA
Oct.28th- started prometrium to bring on AF as she was so late. Got period the next day but RE said we still have to wait until next period! AF should come by nov. 17th or I call RE back.
Nov. 18- appt to see what's going on- starting estrace
Dec.6- FET of two frosties - 5ba and 4ab
Dec. 13- hpt BFP!!!
Dec. 15.- beta 118
Dec 17 - beta 308
Dec 21- beta 2180
Jan 9- first u/s

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#61 meggg

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 10:59 PM

hopingtobe3 at 10 weeks there will be just few more weeks to see it with the U/S ... and there is never 100% warranty ... One of my friends has a boy that supposed to be a girl based on two or three U/Ss. The room was pink and everything else .... so we should wait 7-8 more months to be sure :D

Good luck tomorrow TCM and Laura - don't forget to ask for pics.

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#62 Kitty Holland

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 06:31 AM

Let's Have Some Fun
Baking soda gender test
So you put a teaspoon of baking soda in a cup then put a little bit of pee in the cup, and if it sizzles, it's a boy, and if it does nothing, it's a girl! Supposedly your urine is more acidic if you're carrying a boy, (hence the sizzling action) and more alkaline if you're carrying a girl.

I took it from here:
http://community.bab...oda_gender_test


Ohhh....fun! I am going to try that tonight. Does it work so early? Or do those hormones have to build up?

Me - 38 no fertility issues (except age now)

He 38  - cancer survivor / frozen sperm Sept. 2010 - U/S, blood

Sept. 2010 - normal

Oct. 2010 - given choice of IUI or IVF. Choose to try IVF straight off.

Oct. 2010 - put on waitlist for IVF - whatever that means!waiting to get the letter for start date - probably November/December 2010 

IVF #1 Jan 2011!!! Short/Light antagonist protocol

Jan. 2 - start PuregonJan. 6 - start Orgalutron

Jan. 7 - 1st Ultrasound: R: 1 11mm, 1 9 mm, other smaller / L: many smaller folls. biggest was 8

Jan. 11 - F/U US: R: 5 follies seen - biggest 17 mm, others 11-15 mm / L: 5 follies - biggest 13 mm, others 9-11 mm

Jan. 13 - 2nd F/U US R: 5 big follies 21 mm, others 14-16 some smaller / L: 5 follies biggest 16 mm, others 13-16 / lining at 11 mm

Jan. 15 - ER ---I don't know how many follies were aspirated, but we got 9 eggs!

Jan. 18 - 3 day transfer --- total of 4 embies (Albert, Barny, Charlie, and Dirk)/ one 8 cell transferred / two 8 cell and one 7 cell frosties

Feb. 2 - Official POAS Day (also Groundhog's Day though we don't have that holiday here) BFP!!! Really can't believe it! In shock! what a wait! No blood test to confirm BFP.

March 4 - FIRST US - wiggly bean measuring 9w1d (2 days ahead) with a strong heartbeat. Released from the RE! So happy!! 

Oct. 6 2011 - DD born healthy at 40 weeks via unplanned Csection

 

FET #1 May 2013 natural protocal

May 7 - CD12 lining check - 6mm

May 9 - CD 14 lining check - still 6 mm

May 11 -CD16 lining check - 6 GRRRRR!

May 14 - CD19 lining check - 8.4 and follicle is 16 - trigger Pregnyl 5000 IUMay 20 - transfer day!!

BFN

FET#2 August 2013 natural protocal (lining much better - it was 8.4 on CD13) --- BFN chemical

FET #3 November 2013 natural protocal BFN

 

IVF #2 January/Feb. 2014 - start meds late Jan. with transfer mid-Feb.

Jan. 28 - CD1

Jan. 29 - Start stims. GonalF 150

Feb. 2 - add Citroine??

Feb. 4 - First U/S R: 16,13,11 and a couple smaller L: hard to visualize, but biggest looked like 13. Lining at 10mm

Feb. 7 - 2nd U/S R: 9/10 follies. A couple at 17-16 and others smaller. L: hard to visualize biggest about 16. Lining triple striped at 10mm

Feb. 8 - trigger 10,000 PregnylFeb. 10 Retrieval (sedated this time!--- got 9 eggs same as last time!,)

Feb. 13 - 6 embies made it to day 3 (morula, 12, 10, 7, 7, 5)

Feb. 13 Day 3 transfer of 2 embies (12 cell and 10 cell)  

Feb 14: Day 4 freeze of 4 embies

Feb. 21: HPT BFP!! 8dp3dt th_abfp.gif yahoo.gif

Feb 22: BFP on digital (just to confirm)

Feb. 28: Call in HPT Result

March 28: 1st Ultrasound (8w4d)


#63 Kitty Holland

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 06:42 AM

Interesting. i wonder if you have to be so many weeks for it to work.
Meggg - check out my link on page 1 for a home gender test you can take at 10 weeks and they claim 90% accuracy (and heck, even u/s is only 95!)
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The Intelligender is marketed as "just for fun" ---kind of like a fortune cookie or furtune teller you pay $35 for a yes or no answer. They will be correct 50% of the time! Just know that before you spend $35 on it! Read more about the scam and pending lawsuit here andfrom Intelligender's website FAQs including not to rely on the reults (!!) here.

It's basically a $35 coin toss.

Me - 38 no fertility issues (except age now)

He 38  - cancer survivor / frozen sperm Sept. 2010 - U/S, blood

Sept. 2010 - normal

Oct. 2010 - given choice of IUI or IVF. Choose to try IVF straight off.

Oct. 2010 - put on waitlist for IVF - whatever that means!waiting to get the letter for start date - probably November/December 2010 

IVF #1 Jan 2011!!! Short/Light antagonist protocol

Jan. 2 - start PuregonJan. 6 - start Orgalutron

Jan. 7 - 1st Ultrasound: R: 1 11mm, 1 9 mm, other smaller / L: many smaller folls. biggest was 8

Jan. 11 - F/U US: R: 5 follies seen - biggest 17 mm, others 11-15 mm / L: 5 follies - biggest 13 mm, others 9-11 mm

Jan. 13 - 2nd F/U US R: 5 big follies 21 mm, others 14-16 some smaller / L: 5 follies biggest 16 mm, others 13-16 / lining at 11 mm

Jan. 15 - ER ---I don't know how many follies were aspirated, but we got 9 eggs!

Jan. 18 - 3 day transfer --- total of 4 embies (Albert, Barny, Charlie, and Dirk)/ one 8 cell transferred / two 8 cell and one 7 cell frosties

Feb. 2 - Official POAS Day (also Groundhog's Day though we don't have that holiday here) BFP!!! Really can't believe it! In shock! what a wait! No blood test to confirm BFP.

March 4 - FIRST US - wiggly bean measuring 9w1d (2 days ahead) with a strong heartbeat. Released from the RE! So happy!! 

Oct. 6 2011 - DD born healthy at 40 weeks via unplanned Csection

 

FET #1 May 2013 natural protocal

May 7 - CD12 lining check - 6mm

May 9 - CD 14 lining check - still 6 mm

May 11 -CD16 lining check - 6 GRRRRR!

May 14 - CD19 lining check - 8.4 and follicle is 16 - trigger Pregnyl 5000 IUMay 20 - transfer day!!

BFN

FET#2 August 2013 natural protocal (lining much better - it was 8.4 on CD13) --- BFN chemical

FET #3 November 2013 natural protocal BFN

 

IVF #2 January/Feb. 2014 - start meds late Jan. with transfer mid-Feb.

Jan. 28 - CD1

Jan. 29 - Start stims. GonalF 150

Feb. 2 - add Citroine??

Feb. 4 - First U/S R: 16,13,11 and a couple smaller L: hard to visualize, but biggest looked like 13. Lining at 10mm

Feb. 7 - 2nd U/S R: 9/10 follies. A couple at 17-16 and others smaller. L: hard to visualize biggest about 16. Lining triple striped at 10mm

Feb. 8 - trigger 10,000 PregnylFeb. 10 Retrieval (sedated this time!--- got 9 eggs same as last time!,)

Feb. 13 - 6 embies made it to day 3 (morula, 12, 10, 7, 7, 5)

Feb. 13 Day 3 transfer of 2 embies (12 cell and 10 cell)  

Feb 14: Day 4 freeze of 4 embies

Feb. 21: HPT BFP!! 8dp3dt th_abfp.gif yahoo.gif

Feb 22: BFP on digital (just to confirm)

Feb. 28: Call in HPT Result

March 28: 1st Ultrasound (8w4d)


#64 support seeker

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 08:57 AM

Hi Everyone,

To help with some of the u/s questions. I saw my doctor the moment I found out I was pregnant and informed her of some back pain, mild cramping. She was concerned and wanted to get me in for an early u/s, the earliest one was either yesterday or in 3-4 weeks, so she had me go yesterday at 5 weeks. I had to have a full bladder. They attempted a regular u/s but couldn't see anything, so they had me empty my bladder and they did an internal u/s. It wasn't uncomfortable at all and is completely safe because is stays vaginal, they don't in deep so that it will harm the baby. The u/s technician didn't say much other than she can see I'm pregnant, but it was too early to find out much more. I go back to see my doctor next Tuesday. I'm soooo nervous!!!
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#65 hopingtobe3

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 09:19 AM

It's basically a $35 coin toss.


Well that's no fun! I thought it might be a semi accurate and yet still 'fun' way to get the result earlier. For 50/50 results I might as well go by my chinese gender chart prediction (girl BTW :)). I guess we have to wait until 20 weeks then.

I also asked some ladies at my clinic who are further along about the ultrasound and they said that you start off with a full bladder for an external and then they have you go pee and do an internal as well. Not sure why both, perhaps to get a view of different things from different angles.
TTC since July of 2008
Me: 33, DH: 35
Diagnosis - Unexplained

Feb - Oct 2010 - 4 unmedicated IUI's, 2 medicated IUI's with clomid - all BFN
Sept 2010 - surgery for uterine polyp

IVF #1 Dec 2010/Jan2011
-started Suprefact Dec 26th, Puregon Jan 8th
-Jan 20th ER - 12 eggs retrieved, 10 mature, 8 fertilized
-Jan 25th 1 lovely blast transferred (B5-BB), 5 frosties
-Feb 4th (15dpo) beta of 288. Over the moon!
-Feb 7th (18dpo) beta = 950!!!
-Feb 23rd - first ultrasound. Heart rate 136 and baby measuring on track!!
-Apr 1st - 12 week ultrasound. Heart rate 160, crown to rump 6.8cm, all looks good!
-May 13th - 18 week ultrasound - It's a boy!!
-Oct 7th - Little M arrived; we're in love :)

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#66 taitertot

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 10:25 AM

Congratulations Meggg!!! And good luck today TCM and Laura. Looking forward to hearing how it went.

Glad you got some reassurance Support Seeker. I am counting the days until my 8 week u/s next weds. I'm also very nervous, but as I've been feeling nauseous the last two days, I'm hoping that is a good sign.
TTC since Jan 2007

Feb 2010: referred to fertility clinic 1
Mar 2010: tests revealed poor morphology, but told that overall sperm not a problem. progesterone a bit low.
April - August 2010: 3 cycles seraphene + ultrasound and bloodwork monitoring + progesterone

September 2010: moved to Ottawa, referred to OFC
October: Strict morphology test reveals normal forms only 2.5%. Realise treatment at clinic 1 was pointless.
November 15: consent signing for IVF with ICSI
December 7: start bcp
December 20: start suprefact
December 31: blood test - all good to go
Jan 1: start puregon
Jan 11: trigger
Jan 13: ER. 13 eggs retrieved, 12 mature and injected, 10 fertilized!
Jan 18: ET. 2 blasts put back!! 1 frosty.
Jan 31: BFP! Beta: 488.
Feb 23: U/S 154 bpm, looks great. Hi baby!!!
May 5: U/S 150 bpm. Everything looks good. And we're having a girl!

#67 TCM

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 07:30 PM

Hey everyone,

Just a quick update: my ultrasound today was great! We saw the baby measuring right on track. Heartbeat was strong and doc said everything looks perfect. Doc estimates it at 140-150 bpm but said they don't take the actual because at this young stage they don't want to be shooting things at it (pulse/sound waves I assume). Next U/S is in 2 wks and at that point we'll see the arms and legs and baby moving! I'll stop prometrium then as well, and they'll refer me to an OBGYN as I'll be cleared to go. Yay!

Today was also my first bout of nausea! I didn't throw up thankfully. I laid down and had a nap and it was better when I woke up. How's everyone doing?
Me 35, DH 43
DX: MF
TTC 1.5 yrs
IVF + ICSI # 1
Stims Jan 1st
ER Jan 13 (9 follicles, 7 Mature, 4 Fertilized)
ET Jan 16 (2 ET: 1x8cell, 1x6cell), none frozen)
Beta Jan 27 - 129!
Beta Jan 29 - 304!
1st u/s Feb 16th - All Good - Baby right on track. Strong h/b
2nd u/s Mar 2nd - Baby wiggling about! Measured on track 8w6d and h/b 164
3rd u/s Mar 31st - T1 screen perfect, neg for downs and genetic abnormalities, HB 150, CRL 7.03cm measured on track 13wk 1 day whoop!
4th u/s May 18th - Anatomical scan and gender discovery...

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#68 Valasia

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 10:20 PM

Hi Ladies....could I join?

My EDD is Oct 15 first u/s is on March 2. So far I've had 3 beta's and things seems to be progressing normally.

LauraD....I am in Edmonton too and a pt of Dr M at the Edmonton clinic. Hope your u/s went great today!
Me: 33 DH: 37
PCOS Mild MFI
IUI#1 September 2006 Clomid 100mg & Trigger BFP MMC 8w2d
IUI#2 January 2007 Clomid 100mg & Trigger BFN
IUI#3 February 2007 Gonal F 112.5iu BFP DS born @ 37w5d 10/31/07
IUI#4 August 2009 Gonal F 112.5iu BFP DS born @ 20w6d 01/09/10
IUI#5 June 2010 Gonal F 112.5iu Canceled due to over-stimulation
IUI#5 Take 2 August 2010 Puregon 100iu/50iu Canceled due to over-stimulation
IUI#5 Take 3 November 2010 Puregon 75iu BFN
IUI#6 December 2010 75iu Gonal F BFN
January 2011 Clomid 100mg and TI O cd 28 BFP!!! MMC 9w4d
IUI#7 Gonal F 75iu May 2011 BFN
IUI#8 Gonal F 75iu June 2011 BFN
IUI#9 Gonal F 75iu July 2011 BFN
IVF#1 Jan/Feb/Mar 2012
Jan 9 AFC >12 on each ovary
Jan 17 SIS all good
Feb 4 CD 1
Feb 6 CD 3 put in new Nuva Ring
Feb 24 CD 21 baseline u/s & b/w
Feb 29 start stims 300iu Menopur
Mar 4 u/s & b/w Lining 8mm RS 9x2, 10, 11x2, 15x2 LS 10x2, 11, 12x2, 14, 15, 16 Continue Menopur 300iu, add Orgalutron
Mar 6 u/s & b/w Lots of follies biggest at 21, E2 >8000 Lower Menopur to 150iu, continue Orgalutron
Mar 7 b/w E2 >9000 meds stay the same
Mar 8 u/s & b/w Lining 11mm 18 Mature follies, HCG trigger 8:30 pm
Mar 10 ER 8:30 am 17 eggs retrieved
Mar 11 found out only 8 eggs were mature and only 4 fertilized
Mar 13 3dt 1, 6 celled embryo
Mar 24 BFN
April 2012 100mg Clomid, O cd 20, BFP 11dpo 20/05/12.....Seriously unbelievable!!!
15 dpo HCG 103 23 dpo HCG 15 MC
IUI#10 Puregon 100iu April 2013 BFN
June 27, 2013 Placed with Little C born Oct 2011. Adoption in the works.

#69 meggg

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 10:21 PM

TCM congrats for the U/S and sorry about your nausea. You could ask you doctor for diclectin - it really helps.

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#70 LauraD

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 12:12 AM

Hi Ladies!

My ultrasound went great today! The doctor (Dr. M too - Valasia) was happy and said that he doesn't need to see me anymore and I'm off to an OBGYN for the next u/s in a few weeks. He said it was a strong heartbeat and we got to hear it too. AMAZING!!! He says his bet is on a boy. DH video taped it on his phone so I can play it back and listen to it. So great! My little lullaby! He is emailing us the pictures.

Off to bed for me...exhausted!
Me: 29 DH: 29
I have PCOS and DH has Kallmann's Syndrome
After 2+ years of DH being treated, we got some viable samples from him.

IUI July 2010- BNF
Dr. said go IVF

IVF Dec -Jan 2010/11
Nov 18 - Day 1
Dec 28 - Started Menopur injections
Jan 6 - Orgalutron & Menopur
Jan 9 - HCG trigger
Jan 11- ER-8 eggs retrieved, 7 mature, 6 made it through fertilization
Jan 16- ET- 2 transfered, 3 are frozen.
Jan 25- Beta of 101! BFP!!!
Jan 27- Beta of 198
Jan 31- Beta of 1637!
Feb 16-u/s One healthy heartbeat! :)
Sept 1- Our daughter Lydia was born one month early due to low amniotic fluid by C-section. 4 lbs 10 oz

FET Oct/Nov 2012
Oct 14- Start Suprefact on day 21 (5 times a day!!!)and 81 mg ASA
Oct.28th- started prometrium to bring on AF as she was so late. Got period the next day but RE said we still have to wait until next period! AF should come by nov. 17th or I call RE back.
Nov. 18- appt to see what's going on- starting estrace
Dec.6- FET of two frosties - 5ba and 4ab
Dec. 13- hpt BFP!!!
Dec. 15.- beta 118
Dec 17 - beta 308
Dec 21- beta 2180
Jan 9- first u/s

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#71 willbemommy

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 09:33 AM

Hello everyone!
I would like to join your forum if you don't mind...

I am due around October 20th. First u/s Feb. 28th. I'll be 5 weeks tomorrow--I am a Friday girl :)Cannot wait! Can anyone help me figure this out-I am going to be 5 weeks tomorrow or starting week 6???

I am scared and excited at the same time. I berely have ANY symptoms and that really scares me. At first I had a lot of cramping but since five days ago that stopped. The only thing I am feeling now is occasional pain in my uterus area. At the same spot where I (think) felt the implementation. It is a sharp pain, always in the same spot. I am getting really scared about this. Anyone else exsperienced the same? My bbs do not hurt at all but did get wider and little heavier.



Me 34
DH 39

2 IUI
Jan. #1 IVF
Jan 28th ER
Jan 31st ET 2- 8 cell embios
Feb. 10th 1st BETA 183
Feb. 12th 2nd BETA 487
u/s Feb. 28th CANNOT WAIT!


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#72 Kitty Holland

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 09:44 AM

"Just a quick update: my ultrasound today was great! We saw the baby measuring right on track. Heartbeat was strong and doc said everything looks perfect"


Yaaay! Congrats- it must be reassuring eh? That's interesting about your doc saying they don't want to shoot the sound waves at the baby. Never thought of that - that it could be harmful.

I still have another 2 weeks to wait for my FIRST u/s at 9 weeks. Last time I was at the clinic was for the transfer...so I am really really nervous about the ultrasound. I've got full blown morning sickness which is reassuring though and I pretty much pass out at 7:30 pm and sleep all night through, so something is going on :Emoticons01015:

Me - 38 no fertility issues (except age now)

He 38  - cancer survivor / frozen sperm Sept. 2010 - U/S, blood

Sept. 2010 - normal

Oct. 2010 - given choice of IUI or IVF. Choose to try IVF straight off.

Oct. 2010 - put on waitlist for IVF - whatever that means!waiting to get the letter for start date - probably November/December 2010 

IVF #1 Jan 2011!!! Short/Light antagonist protocol

Jan. 2 - start PuregonJan. 6 - start Orgalutron

Jan. 7 - 1st Ultrasound: R: 1 11mm, 1 9 mm, other smaller / L: many smaller folls. biggest was 8

Jan. 11 - F/U US: R: 5 follies seen - biggest 17 mm, others 11-15 mm / L: 5 follies - biggest 13 mm, others 9-11 mm

Jan. 13 - 2nd F/U US R: 5 big follies 21 mm, others 14-16 some smaller / L: 5 follies biggest 16 mm, others 13-16 / lining at 11 mm

Jan. 15 - ER ---I don't know how many follies were aspirated, but we got 9 eggs!

Jan. 18 - 3 day transfer --- total of 4 embies (Albert, Barny, Charlie, and Dirk)/ one 8 cell transferred / two 8 cell and one 7 cell frosties

Feb. 2 - Official POAS Day (also Groundhog's Day though we don't have that holiday here) BFP!!! Really can't believe it! In shock! what a wait! No blood test to confirm BFP.

March 4 - FIRST US - wiggly bean measuring 9w1d (2 days ahead) with a strong heartbeat. Released from the RE! So happy!! 

Oct. 6 2011 - DD born healthy at 40 weeks via unplanned Csection

 

FET #1 May 2013 natural protocal

May 7 - CD12 lining check - 6mm

May 9 - CD 14 lining check - still 6 mm

May 11 -CD16 lining check - 6 GRRRRR!

May 14 - CD19 lining check - 8.4 and follicle is 16 - trigger Pregnyl 5000 IUMay 20 - transfer day!!

BFN

FET#2 August 2013 natural protocal (lining much better - it was 8.4 on CD13) --- BFN chemical

FET #3 November 2013 natural protocal BFN

 

IVF #2 January/Feb. 2014 - start meds late Jan. with transfer mid-Feb.

Jan. 28 - CD1

Jan. 29 - Start stims. GonalF 150

Feb. 2 - add Citroine??

Feb. 4 - First U/S R: 16,13,11 and a couple smaller L: hard to visualize, but biggest looked like 13. Lining at 10mm

Feb. 7 - 2nd U/S R: 9/10 follies. A couple at 17-16 and others smaller. L: hard to visualize biggest about 16. Lining triple striped at 10mm

Feb. 8 - trigger 10,000 PregnylFeb. 10 Retrieval (sedated this time!--- got 9 eggs same as last time!,)

Feb. 13 - 6 embies made it to day 3 (morula, 12, 10, 7, 7, 5)

Feb. 13 Day 3 transfer of 2 embies (12 cell and 10 cell)  

Feb 14: Day 4 freeze of 4 embies

Feb. 21: HPT BFP!! 8dp3dt th_abfp.gif yahoo.gif

Feb 22: BFP on digital (just to confirm)

Feb. 28: Call in HPT Result

March 28: 1st Ultrasound (8w4d)


#73 Kitty Holland

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 09:47 AM

congrats Laura - that's GREAT news!! :Emoticons09710:

Me - 38 no fertility issues (except age now)

He 38  - cancer survivor / frozen sperm Sept. 2010 - U/S, blood

Sept. 2010 - normal

Oct. 2010 - given choice of IUI or IVF. Choose to try IVF straight off.

Oct. 2010 - put on waitlist for IVF - whatever that means!waiting to get the letter for start date - probably November/December 2010 

IVF #1 Jan 2011!!! Short/Light antagonist protocol

Jan. 2 - start PuregonJan. 6 - start Orgalutron

Jan. 7 - 1st Ultrasound: R: 1 11mm, 1 9 mm, other smaller / L: many smaller folls. biggest was 8

Jan. 11 - F/U US: R: 5 follies seen - biggest 17 mm, others 11-15 mm / L: 5 follies - biggest 13 mm, others 9-11 mm

Jan. 13 - 2nd F/U US R: 5 big follies 21 mm, others 14-16 some smaller / L: 5 follies biggest 16 mm, others 13-16 / lining at 11 mm

Jan. 15 - ER ---I don't know how many follies were aspirated, but we got 9 eggs!

Jan. 18 - 3 day transfer --- total of 4 embies (Albert, Barny, Charlie, and Dirk)/ one 8 cell transferred / two 8 cell and one 7 cell frosties

Feb. 2 - Official POAS Day (also Groundhog's Day though we don't have that holiday here) BFP!!! Really can't believe it! In shock! what a wait! No blood test to confirm BFP.

March 4 - FIRST US - wiggly bean measuring 9w1d (2 days ahead) with a strong heartbeat. Released from the RE! So happy!! 

Oct. 6 2011 - DD born healthy at 40 weeks via unplanned Csection

 

FET #1 May 2013 natural protocal

May 7 - CD12 lining check - 6mm

May 9 - CD 14 lining check - still 6 mm

May 11 -CD16 lining check - 6 GRRRRR!

May 14 - CD19 lining check - 8.4 and follicle is 16 - trigger Pregnyl 5000 IUMay 20 - transfer day!!

BFN

FET#2 August 2013 natural protocal (lining much better - it was 8.4 on CD13) --- BFN chemical

FET #3 November 2013 natural protocal BFN

 

IVF #2 January/Feb. 2014 - start meds late Jan. with transfer mid-Feb.

Jan. 28 - CD1

Jan. 29 - Start stims. GonalF 150

Feb. 2 - add Citroine??

Feb. 4 - First U/S R: 16,13,11 and a couple smaller L: hard to visualize, but biggest looked like 13. Lining at 10mm

Feb. 7 - 2nd U/S R: 9/10 follies. A couple at 17-16 and others smaller. L: hard to visualize biggest about 16. Lining triple striped at 10mm

Feb. 8 - trigger 10,000 PregnylFeb. 10 Retrieval (sedated this time!--- got 9 eggs same as last time!,)

Feb. 13 - 6 embies made it to day 3 (morula, 12, 10, 7, 7, 5)

Feb. 13 Day 3 transfer of 2 embies (12 cell and 10 cell)  

Feb 14: Day 4 freeze of 4 embies

Feb. 21: HPT BFP!! 8dp3dt th_abfp.gif yahoo.gif

Feb 22: BFP on digital (just to confirm)

Feb. 28: Call in HPT Result

March 28: 1st Ultrasound (8w4d)


#74 meggg

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 09:58 AM

Hi willbemommy you will be 5 weeks tomorrow. You could check this calendar - it helps a lot.... http://www.justmommi...gnancy calendar

Great news Laura! :th_acheerlead:

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#75 hopingtobe3

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 10:03 AM

Willbemommy, it's both. You're 5 weeks pregnant and you're starting your 6th week. It's like when a kid turns one and then they're in their second year but not 2 until the end of that year. At least that's my understanding of it, make sense? And welcome!

Congrats to Laura and TCM for their wonderful news yesterday. Laura, I wonder what would make the doc thing it's a boy. Seems like a pretty risky thing to say to someone given that he's only got a 50/50 chance of being right this early!!

AFM my general queasiness has now been upgraded to nausea. No vomiting (yet) but feeling really gross. I was reading up on diclectin last night and it seems safe but I'm still nervous about asking for it. No drug is 100% safe. My naturopath said to try vitamin B1 and B6 (and B6 is half of the ingredients of diclectin) so I'm going to go to the drug store and pick those up and try them first. Oh, And it's THursday so now I'm officially 6 weeks!!!
TTC since July of 2008
Me: 33, DH: 35
Diagnosis - Unexplained

Feb - Oct 2010 - 4 unmedicated IUI's, 2 medicated IUI's with clomid - all BFN
Sept 2010 - surgery for uterine polyp

IVF #1 Dec 2010/Jan2011
-started Suprefact Dec 26th, Puregon Jan 8th
-Jan 20th ER - 12 eggs retrieved, 10 mature, 8 fertilized
-Jan 25th 1 lovely blast transferred (B5-BB), 5 frosties
-Feb 4th (15dpo) beta of 288. Over the moon!
-Feb 7th (18dpo) beta = 950!!!
-Feb 23rd - first ultrasound. Heart rate 136 and baby measuring on track!!
-Apr 1st - 12 week ultrasound. Heart rate 160, crown to rump 6.8cm, all looks good!
-May 13th - 18 week ultrasound - It's a boy!!
-Oct 7th - Little M arrived; we're in love :)

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