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#26 bal

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 07:59 PM

BH - welcome!
Me 41, DH 41
TTC - since Nov '04
2005 - TTC Naturally
2006 - IUI w/clomid x 4 - all BFN
2007
Feb - 1st appointment with RE
Lap to remove ovarian cysts
IVF #1 July - Cancelled / only 2 follicles
IVF #2 Sept - ICSI 13 / 2 transfered, 4 frosties BFP m/c 5 wks
2008
FET #1 Jan - AH 2 blasts BFP DD born Oct 2008
God, Thank You for our miracle baby!
2010
FET #2 Feb - AH 2 blasts BFP m/c twins 8wks D&C
Lap to remove ovarian cysts
Histeroscopy to remove polyp in uterus
IVF #3 Oct - ICSI 3 blasts BFN
2011
IVF #4 Jan - ICSI 4 blasts BFN
IVF #5 May - LAST!
ER May 19 - 19 eggs retrieved, 13 fertilized ICSI
ET May 24 - 3 blasts transferred - 5AA, 5AA, 4AB No frosties
HPTs since 5dp5dt -> 7dp5dt all negative
June 1st (8dp5dt / 13dpo)- HPT very faint BFP
HCG 6/2-61.33, 6/4-217, 6/5-328, 6/7-836, 6/10-2,493(22dpo)
U/S 6/20 - HR 116bpm EDD Feb 8, 2012
June 30 - SCH diagnosed - bedrest
July 25 - SCH gone! NT - 0.18cms
Aug 10 - 14 wks - Complete Placenta Previa Dx - bedrest
Aug 19 - 15 wks - No measurable amniotic fluid - bedrest
Sept 16 - DD delivered stillborn at 19w1d. RIP my angel.
Done TTC

#27 Kim2

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 08:22 PM

Frostedlemon - you are my fertility charm! THANK YOU! ;-)

Bal - glad you are feeling better and your ovary discomfort is calming down.

MG - great news on your increased beta!

Behopeful - welcome, congratulations on your BFP!

I just had my repeat beta today at 6w3d and it is went from 17310 3 days ago to 40638 today. I had a brief moment of panic because I went to a different lab for the second blood test who reports HCG result in iU/L, whereas the first lab reports HCG in U/L. I thought for a second the results were reported in different units but the lab confirmed that they are equivalent. Seems obvious after the fact, but I'm second guessing everything these days. Making a conscious effort to think positive thoughts. Someone told me today to write down what I want (e.g. health pregnancy) and put it in my pocket. I like that idea.

Is anyone else having problems sleeping or have restless legs at night?

Me (37) Dx: Unexplained. Trying for over 3 years. 

 

June 2011 - To start IVF at UBC...5 days before apt surprise BFP! Perfect baby girl born Feb/12.   

 

TTC #2 since mid 2012. Gamete of tests at PCRM - all normal. AMH good.  

 

July 2013 - Faint pos HPT. Beta 13. M/C  

 

November 2013 BFP

Nov 22: Beta 12  sad.png

Nov 25: Beta 91

Dec 2  : Beta 2,150

Dec 7  : Beta 10,061 biggrin.png
Dec 13: u/s - HR 128

Dec 27: u/s - HR 176 

NT u/s: 1.5mm baby measuring 1 day ahead. 

IPS screening: negative 

Anatomy scan 19w: baby is looking perfect.

EDD Aug 6/14


#28 bal

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 08:00 PM

I just found out today that my SIL (brother's wife) is 13 wks pregnant. They didn't want to tell us earlier because she m/c a while ago and just wanted to wait it out. So, we'll have another pregnancy together! My DD and her DS were born the same day! What a coincidence, huh?
Me 41, DH 41
TTC - since Nov '04
2005 - TTC Naturally
2006 - IUI w/clomid x 4 - all BFN
2007
Feb - 1st appointment with RE
Lap to remove ovarian cysts
IVF #1 July - Cancelled / only 2 follicles
IVF #2 Sept - ICSI 13 / 2 transfered, 4 frosties BFP m/c 5 wks
2008
FET #1 Jan - AH 2 blasts BFP DD born Oct 2008
God, Thank You for our miracle baby!
2010
FET #2 Feb - AH 2 blasts BFP m/c twins 8wks D&C
Lap to remove ovarian cysts
Histeroscopy to remove polyp in uterus
IVF #3 Oct - ICSI 3 blasts BFN
2011
IVF #4 Jan - ICSI 4 blasts BFN
IVF #5 May - LAST!
ER May 19 - 19 eggs retrieved, 13 fertilized ICSI
ET May 24 - 3 blasts transferred - 5AA, 5AA, 4AB No frosties
HPTs since 5dp5dt -> 7dp5dt all negative
June 1st (8dp5dt / 13dpo)- HPT very faint BFP
HCG 6/2-61.33, 6/4-217, 6/5-328, 6/7-836, 6/10-2,493(22dpo)
U/S 6/20 - HR 116bpm EDD Feb 8, 2012
June 30 - SCH diagnosed - bedrest
July 25 - SCH gone! NT - 0.18cms
Aug 10 - 14 wks - Complete Placenta Previa Dx - bedrest
Aug 19 - 15 wks - No measurable amniotic fluid - bedrest
Sept 16 - DD delivered stillborn at 19w1d. RIP my angel.
Done TTC

#29 jules1975

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 08:20 PM

Wow, can't believe there is a February 2012 thread already! Seems like just yesterday I was searching for an August 2011 thread!

Congrats to all of you!!!!!!!!! :Emoticons01015: Good luck and enjoy it, even the not so pleasant moments, it goes by sooooo quick!
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IUI #1 June 2009 - BFN
IUI #2 October 2009 - BFN
IUI #3 December 2009 - BFN
IVF #1 - Retrieval - Nov 24th, 14 eggs retrieved, 12 fertilized
IVF #1 - 3 day Transfer - Nov 27th,transfered 2 embryos
1st Beta - December 9, 2010, 13dp3dt, BFP!!!! 522!!!!
2nd Beta - December 11, 2010, 15dp3dt, 1276!!
1st u/s - 6 weeks - Dec 24, OMG 2 heartbeats! Baby A, 5w6d, Baby B, 5w4d
2nd u/s - 8 weeks - Jan 6th, measuring 8w1d, Baby A,1.7cm, Baby B,1.5cm
3rd u/s - 10 weeks - Jan 21st, measuring 10w3days, heartbeats 171!!!!
12 weeks - Feb 4th - heard the heartbeats via doppler, 161 and 159 :D
4th u/s - 13 weeks - Feb 9th, NT scan normal! AWESOME!
5th u/s - 19 weeks - March 24th, IT'S A GIRL AND A BOY!!!!!!!
6th u/s - 23 weeks - April 19th, Girl is 1 lb 6oz, Boy is 1 lb 5oz!
7th u/s - 27 weeks - May 17th, Girl is 2 lb 6.5oz and Boy is 2 lb 11oz!
8th u/s - 29 weeks - May 31st, quick BPP u/s, everything looks good!
9th u/s - 31 weeks - June 14th, Girl is 3 lb 11oz, Boy is 4 lb 10oz, holy crap!!!!!
10th u/s - 33 weeks - June 28th, quick BPP u/s, both babies scored 8/8!!!!
33.5 weeks - June 30th, admitted to L&D for 48 hours of monitoring, having contractions, cervix 1.5-2cm dilated. Contractions not developing into any pattern.
11th u/s - 35 weeks - July 12th - Girl is 5 lb 6oz and Boy is 6 lb 2oz, getting up there!!!!!
July 13th - water broke at 6pm!
July 14th - Ava Paige arrived at 5:59am and Liam Patrick arrived at 6:26am. Mommy is sooo in love <3


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#30 Shire

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 08:49 PM

Apart from the sore bbs that I have had all along, I find it hard to believe that I am pregnant. The cramping I had a day or 2 after my bfp and the brown spotting has long since gone (thankfully), but now I am back to not really feeling any different. I am starting to feel tired by supper time, but that's it. I guess that I need to feel like crap to remind myself that I'm pregnant lol.
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#31 bal

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 09:29 PM

My lower abdomen feels hard!
Me 41, DH 41
TTC - since Nov '04
2005 - TTC Naturally
2006 - IUI w/clomid x 4 - all BFN
2007
Feb - 1st appointment with RE
Lap to remove ovarian cysts
IVF #1 July - Cancelled / only 2 follicles
IVF #2 Sept - ICSI 13 / 2 transfered, 4 frosties BFP m/c 5 wks
2008
FET #1 Jan - AH 2 blasts BFP DD born Oct 2008
God, Thank You for our miracle baby!
2010
FET #2 Feb - AH 2 blasts BFP m/c twins 8wks D&C
Lap to remove ovarian cysts
Histeroscopy to remove polyp in uterus
IVF #3 Oct - ICSI 3 blasts BFN
2011
IVF #4 Jan - ICSI 4 blasts BFN
IVF #5 May - LAST!
ER May 19 - 19 eggs retrieved, 13 fertilized ICSI
ET May 24 - 3 blasts transferred - 5AA, 5AA, 4AB No frosties
HPTs since 5dp5dt -> 7dp5dt all negative
June 1st (8dp5dt / 13dpo)- HPT very faint BFP
HCG 6/2-61.33, 6/4-217, 6/5-328, 6/7-836, 6/10-2,493(22dpo)
U/S 6/20 - HR 116bpm EDD Feb 8, 2012
June 30 - SCH diagnosed - bedrest
July 25 - SCH gone! NT - 0.18cms
Aug 10 - 14 wks - Complete Placenta Previa Dx - bedrest
Aug 19 - 15 wks - No measurable amniotic fluid - bedrest
Sept 16 - DD delivered stillborn at 19w1d. RIP my angel.
Done TTC

#32 mollygirl21

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 07:19 AM

Shire - I'm with you. I was feeling different but something changed yesterday and I told DH last night that I don't feel pregnant anymore :( A little nausea would be more than welcome! I'm 5 weeks today and wish I felt a little something...

bal - that's quite a coincidence with your SIL!

Kim- I don't have restless legs at night but my legs have been aching through the day. I've been doing some yoga stretches (on my legs only) to help.

Hope everyone had a great weekend!
After 3+ years, my cycle history is quite long. For details on each cycle, please visit my "About Me" page

Trying since fall 2007
All tests show normal (we're "unexplained")

COH+IUI in Nov 08 = BFN
IVF # 1 Feb 09 - BFN
IVF #2 June 2009 - BFP
13 week u/s showed a missed m/c. Baby stopped developing around 8 weeks. Damn.

Moving on to adoption :)
March 22, 2010 - finished PRIDE classes
waiting to begin homestudy sometime in the next two years. That's not a typo - TWO YEARS
Feb 2012 - got a call that they are ready to start our home study...putting off all adoption decisions for at least 6 months because I am 2 weeks from my due date (see below)

Feb 2011 - we've been offered donor embryos! FET in a few months after preliminary tests are done...
FET June 2011:
May 7 - start suprefact and low dose aspirin (on CD21)
May 14 - AF started - super heavy and I'm super cranky. Headaches from the suprefact too
May 21 - starting Estrace and both of us start antibiotics
June 3 - u/s to check lining
June 8 - FET
June 21 - Beta is 564. June 24 Beta is 2286
July 12 - first u/s at 7w1d
Aug 18 - second u/s at 12w4d - everything looks great
Aug 30 - first prenatal appt
Oct 6 - 20w anatomy scan, could find out the sex!
It's a BOY!!
EDD is Feb 26, 2012
beautiful healthy baby boy born March 1, 2012 <3

My friend ButterflyKiss provided this quote from Laura Bush's book and I think it captures how many of us feel:"The English language lacks the words to mourn an absence... for someone who was never there at all, we are wordless to capture that particular emptiness. For those who deeply want children and are denied them, those missing babies hover like silent, ephemeral shadows over their lives. Who can describe the feel of a tiny hand that is never held?"

#33 bal

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 10:24 AM

Jules - thanks for the congrats!

I have so much work to do, and can't seem to concentrate... looking at nurseries on the internet! :)

Had a very strange dream last night... embarrased to tell. Has anyone else been having any weird dreams?
Me 41, DH 41
TTC - since Nov '04
2005 - TTC Naturally
2006 - IUI w/clomid x 4 - all BFN
2007
Feb - 1st appointment with RE
Lap to remove ovarian cysts
IVF #1 July - Cancelled / only 2 follicles
IVF #2 Sept - ICSI 13 / 2 transfered, 4 frosties BFP m/c 5 wks
2008
FET #1 Jan - AH 2 blasts BFP DD born Oct 2008
God, Thank You for our miracle baby!
2010
FET #2 Feb - AH 2 blasts BFP m/c twins 8wks D&C
Lap to remove ovarian cysts
Histeroscopy to remove polyp in uterus
IVF #3 Oct - ICSI 3 blasts BFN
2011
IVF #4 Jan - ICSI 4 blasts BFN
IVF #5 May - LAST!
ER May 19 - 19 eggs retrieved, 13 fertilized ICSI
ET May 24 - 3 blasts transferred - 5AA, 5AA, 4AB No frosties
HPTs since 5dp5dt -> 7dp5dt all negative
June 1st (8dp5dt / 13dpo)- HPT very faint BFP
HCG 6/2-61.33, 6/4-217, 6/5-328, 6/7-836, 6/10-2,493(22dpo)
U/S 6/20 - HR 116bpm EDD Feb 8, 2012
June 30 - SCH diagnosed - bedrest
July 25 - SCH gone! NT - 0.18cms
Aug 10 - 14 wks - Complete Placenta Previa Dx - bedrest
Aug 19 - 15 wks - No measurable amniotic fluid - bedrest
Sept 16 - DD delivered stillborn at 19w1d. RIP my angel.
Done TTC

#34 mollygirl21

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 12:10 PM

Bal - I've been having lots of odd dreams...I can't remember details but what I do remember is very strange.

I completely jumped the gun today and bought a pair of maternity jeans! I was at Walmart at lunchtime and they have maternity jeans for just $25. I tried them on and they're not bad looking so I figured why not? I'll keep the tags on them and the receipt until I need them...

My sister had kept all her maternity clothes for me for years but I finally told her to get rid of them all last year when I was sure I would never be in this position. So I have nothing. If I buy a couple things here and there now, it won't be such a big expense.

:)
After 3+ years, my cycle history is quite long. For details on each cycle, please visit my "About Me" page

Trying since fall 2007
All tests show normal (we're "unexplained")

COH+IUI in Nov 08 = BFN
IVF # 1 Feb 09 - BFN
IVF #2 June 2009 - BFP
13 week u/s showed a missed m/c. Baby stopped developing around 8 weeks. Damn.

Moving on to adoption :)
March 22, 2010 - finished PRIDE classes
waiting to begin homestudy sometime in the next two years. That's not a typo - TWO YEARS
Feb 2012 - got a call that they are ready to start our home study...putting off all adoption decisions for at least 6 months because I am 2 weeks from my due date (see below)

Feb 2011 - we've been offered donor embryos! FET in a few months after preliminary tests are done...
FET June 2011:
May 7 - start suprefact and low dose aspirin (on CD21)
May 14 - AF started - super heavy and I'm super cranky. Headaches from the suprefact too
May 21 - starting Estrace and both of us start antibiotics
June 3 - u/s to check lining
June 8 - FET
June 21 - Beta is 564. June 24 Beta is 2286
July 12 - first u/s at 7w1d
Aug 18 - second u/s at 12w4d - everything looks great
Aug 30 - first prenatal appt
Oct 6 - 20w anatomy scan, could find out the sex!
It's a BOY!!
EDD is Feb 26, 2012
beautiful healthy baby boy born March 1, 2012 <3

My friend ButterflyKiss provided this quote from Laura Bush's book and I think it captures how many of us feel:"The English language lacks the words to mourn an absence... for someone who was never there at all, we are wordless to capture that particular emptiness. For those who deeply want children and are denied them, those missing babies hover like silent, ephemeral shadows over their lives. Who can describe the feel of a tiny hand that is never held?"

#35 bal

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 12:21 PM

MG - get these Belly Bands! I used them and they are great! There are many different brands, but here's a link so you can get the idea of the product. You can use your own pants almost all throughout the pregnancy. I loved them. I gave mine away, but have them on my amazon cart to order if I can't find them locally.

http://www.amazon.co...d=14S99NLFGN04X

I have a lot of A-line type summer dresses, so I'll be wearing those all throughout as well. I don't think I'll end up buying anything much.
Me 41, DH 41
TTC - since Nov '04
2005 - TTC Naturally
2006 - IUI w/clomid x 4 - all BFN
2007
Feb - 1st appointment with RE
Lap to remove ovarian cysts
IVF #1 July - Cancelled / only 2 follicles
IVF #2 Sept - ICSI 13 / 2 transfered, 4 frosties BFP m/c 5 wks
2008
FET #1 Jan - AH 2 blasts BFP DD born Oct 2008
God, Thank You for our miracle baby!
2010
FET #2 Feb - AH 2 blasts BFP m/c twins 8wks D&C
Lap to remove ovarian cysts
Histeroscopy to remove polyp in uterus
IVF #3 Oct - ICSI 3 blasts BFN
2011
IVF #4 Jan - ICSI 4 blasts BFN
IVF #5 May - LAST!
ER May 19 - 19 eggs retrieved, 13 fertilized ICSI
ET May 24 - 3 blasts transferred - 5AA, 5AA, 4AB No frosties
HPTs since 5dp5dt -> 7dp5dt all negative
June 1st (8dp5dt / 13dpo)- HPT very faint BFP
HCG 6/2-61.33, 6/4-217, 6/5-328, 6/7-836, 6/10-2,493(22dpo)
U/S 6/20 - HR 116bpm EDD Feb 8, 2012
June 30 - SCH diagnosed - bedrest
July 25 - SCH gone! NT - 0.18cms
Aug 10 - 14 wks - Complete Placenta Previa Dx - bedrest
Aug 19 - 15 wks - No measurable amniotic fluid - bedrest
Sept 16 - DD delivered stillborn at 19w1d. RIP my angel.
Done TTC

#36 bal

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 12:23 PM

I have a lot of A-line type summer dresses, so I'll be wearing those all throughout as well. I don't think I'll end up buying anything much.



LOL! Yeah, right! I don't even believe myself!
Me 41, DH 41
TTC - since Nov '04
2005 - TTC Naturally
2006 - IUI w/clomid x 4 - all BFN
2007
Feb - 1st appointment with RE
Lap to remove ovarian cysts
IVF #1 July - Cancelled / only 2 follicles
IVF #2 Sept - ICSI 13 / 2 transfered, 4 frosties BFP m/c 5 wks
2008
FET #1 Jan - AH 2 blasts BFP DD born Oct 2008
God, Thank You for our miracle baby!
2010
FET #2 Feb - AH 2 blasts BFP m/c twins 8wks D&C
Lap to remove ovarian cysts
Histeroscopy to remove polyp in uterus
IVF #3 Oct - ICSI 3 blasts BFN
2011
IVF #4 Jan - ICSI 4 blasts BFN
IVF #5 May - LAST!
ER May 19 - 19 eggs retrieved, 13 fertilized ICSI
ET May 24 - 3 blasts transferred - 5AA, 5AA, 4AB No frosties
HPTs since 5dp5dt -> 7dp5dt all negative
June 1st (8dp5dt / 13dpo)- HPT very faint BFP
HCG 6/2-61.33, 6/4-217, 6/5-328, 6/7-836, 6/10-2,493(22dpo)
U/S 6/20 - HR 116bpm EDD Feb 8, 2012
June 30 - SCH diagnosed - bedrest
July 25 - SCH gone! NT - 0.18cms
Aug 10 - 14 wks - Complete Placenta Previa Dx - bedrest
Aug 19 - 15 wks - No measurable amniotic fluid - bedrest
Sept 16 - DD delivered stillborn at 19w1d. RIP my angel.
Done TTC

#37 mouse

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 12:31 PM

Crashing the thread to say (once again) yay bal and MG!

Also, unless you're really wanting the whole mat wear thing, you may want to hold off on purchasing much - I ended up wearing my regular clothes throughout my pregnancy - I used a belly abnd (made from a tank top as someone here suggested) sometimes, but mostly used a hair elastic through the buttonhole and then warapped around the button to give me the extra stretch I needed. It worked for me and allowed me to be comfy while saving the $ for stuff we needed/wanted for the baby.

Enjoy it all!

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1 ectopic1 late miscarriageMultiple chemical pregnanciesMany child 'free' yearsSuccess on 2nd IVF (Halleujah! and happy 44th birthday to me!)SHE'S HERE! SHE'S HERE!Born 05/11/2010 8:25pm. 5 lbs 13 ozs of absolute sunshine!Tea parties and glitter! Exploring options for IVF#3 (OE). Test results appear promising and we are greenlighted. 4 mature eggs retrieved 04/06/14. All fertilized normally; scheduled for transfer on 04/09/14. All 4 on board; beta set for 04/17/14. Second beta scheduled for 04/21/14. 3rd beta set for 04/23/14. Sono to check for ectopic set for 04/24


#38 mollygirl21

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 12:31 PM

Oh, I didn't mention the two dresses I bought because they are cute to wear now and there is room to expand! :)
After 3+ years, my cycle history is quite long. For details on each cycle, please visit my "About Me" page

Trying since fall 2007
All tests show normal (we're "unexplained")

COH+IUI in Nov 08 = BFN
IVF # 1 Feb 09 - BFN
IVF #2 June 2009 - BFP
13 week u/s showed a missed m/c. Baby stopped developing around 8 weeks. Damn.

Moving on to adoption :)
March 22, 2010 - finished PRIDE classes
waiting to begin homestudy sometime in the next two years. That's not a typo - TWO YEARS
Feb 2012 - got a call that they are ready to start our home study...putting off all adoption decisions for at least 6 months because I am 2 weeks from my due date (see below)

Feb 2011 - we've been offered donor embryos! FET in a few months after preliminary tests are done...
FET June 2011:
May 7 - start suprefact and low dose aspirin (on CD21)
May 14 - AF started - super heavy and I'm super cranky. Headaches from the suprefact too
May 21 - starting Estrace and both of us start antibiotics
June 3 - u/s to check lining
June 8 - FET
June 21 - Beta is 564. June 24 Beta is 2286
July 12 - first u/s at 7w1d
Aug 18 - second u/s at 12w4d - everything looks great
Aug 30 - first prenatal appt
Oct 6 - 20w anatomy scan, could find out the sex!
It's a BOY!!
EDD is Feb 26, 2012
beautiful healthy baby boy born March 1, 2012 <3

My friend ButterflyKiss provided this quote from Laura Bush's book and I think it captures how many of us feel:"The English language lacks the words to mourn an absence... for someone who was never there at all, we are wordless to capture that particular emptiness. For those who deeply want children and are denied them, those missing babies hover like silent, ephemeral shadows over their lives. Who can describe the feel of a tiny hand that is never held?"

#39 bal

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 12:34 PM

Lol, MG! Enjoy!

Mouse - I read about your hairband on another thread and had to use it last week! I really don't know why those pants were so tight :blink: It worked really well.
Me 41, DH 41
TTC - since Nov '04
2005 - TTC Naturally
2006 - IUI w/clomid x 4 - all BFN
2007
Feb - 1st appointment with RE
Lap to remove ovarian cysts
IVF #1 July - Cancelled / only 2 follicles
IVF #2 Sept - ICSI 13 / 2 transfered, 4 frosties BFP m/c 5 wks
2008
FET #1 Jan - AH 2 blasts BFP DD born Oct 2008
God, Thank You for our miracle baby!
2010
FET #2 Feb - AH 2 blasts BFP m/c twins 8wks D&C
Lap to remove ovarian cysts
Histeroscopy to remove polyp in uterus
IVF #3 Oct - ICSI 3 blasts BFN
2011
IVF #4 Jan - ICSI 4 blasts BFN
IVF #5 May - LAST!
ER May 19 - 19 eggs retrieved, 13 fertilized ICSI
ET May 24 - 3 blasts transferred - 5AA, 5AA, 4AB No frosties
HPTs since 5dp5dt -> 7dp5dt all negative
June 1st (8dp5dt / 13dpo)- HPT very faint BFP
HCG 6/2-61.33, 6/4-217, 6/5-328, 6/7-836, 6/10-2,493(22dpo)
U/S 6/20 - HR 116bpm EDD Feb 8, 2012
June 30 - SCH diagnosed - bedrest
July 25 - SCH gone! NT - 0.18cms
Aug 10 - 14 wks - Complete Placenta Previa Dx - bedrest
Aug 19 - 15 wks - No measurable amniotic fluid - bedrest
Sept 16 - DD delivered stillborn at 19w1d. RIP my angel.
Done TTC

#40 mollygirl21

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 01:24 PM

Thanks for the suggestions of the band...that will work so long as my butt doesn't expand at the same rate as my belly! It would be nice to not have to spend money on new dress pants for work especially.

Mouse - how do you make one out of a tank top? I'm not the most crafty person in the world :P
After 3+ years, my cycle history is quite long. For details on each cycle, please visit my "About Me" page

Trying since fall 2007
All tests show normal (we're "unexplained")

COH+IUI in Nov 08 = BFN
IVF # 1 Feb 09 - BFN
IVF #2 June 2009 - BFP
13 week u/s showed a missed m/c. Baby stopped developing around 8 weeks. Damn.

Moving on to adoption :)
March 22, 2010 - finished PRIDE classes
waiting to begin homestudy sometime in the next two years. That's not a typo - TWO YEARS
Feb 2012 - got a call that they are ready to start our home study...putting off all adoption decisions for at least 6 months because I am 2 weeks from my due date (see below)

Feb 2011 - we've been offered donor embryos! FET in a few months after preliminary tests are done...
FET June 2011:
May 7 - start suprefact and low dose aspirin (on CD21)
May 14 - AF started - super heavy and I'm super cranky. Headaches from the suprefact too
May 21 - starting Estrace and both of us start antibiotics
June 3 - u/s to check lining
June 8 - FET
June 21 - Beta is 564. June 24 Beta is 2286
July 12 - first u/s at 7w1d
Aug 18 - second u/s at 12w4d - everything looks great
Aug 30 - first prenatal appt
Oct 6 - 20w anatomy scan, could find out the sex!
It's a BOY!!
EDD is Feb 26, 2012
beautiful healthy baby boy born March 1, 2012 <3

My friend ButterflyKiss provided this quote from Laura Bush's book and I think it captures how many of us feel:"The English language lacks the words to mourn an absence... for someone who was never there at all, we are wordless to capture that particular emptiness. For those who deeply want children and are denied them, those missing babies hover like silent, ephemeral shadows over their lives. Who can describe the feel of a tiny hand that is never held?"

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 02:12 PM

Nor am I, lol, MG. But back when, someone posted about the belly bands riding up a lot and someone - maybe tabby? - suggested making one out of a tank top since they're sort of made not to ride up. She gave directions, but as I'm not crafty at all, what I did was get a medium tank top and cut just below where the straps came up - to sort of make it an even hem all round. Then I used stitching tape (iron on) to hem it for real. Done. It worked quite well and I used it up until somewhere in the late 20s-mid 30s.

Yay the band worked for you bal. FWIW, I found the bloat of early pregnancy to be worse than anything in later months. Not sure why, maybe because it was new or because the ol' ovaries were still sore, but Holy Mother, it was awful!


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1 ectopic1 late miscarriageMultiple chemical pregnanciesMany child 'free' yearsSuccess on 2nd IVF (Halleujah! and happy 44th birthday to me!)SHE'S HERE! SHE'S HERE!Born 05/11/2010 8:25pm. 5 lbs 13 ozs of absolute sunshine!Tea parties and glitter! Exploring options for IVF#3 (OE). Test results appear promising and we are greenlighted. 4 mature eggs retrieved 04/06/14. All fertilized normally; scheduled for transfer on 04/09/14. All 4 on board; beta set for 04/17/14. Second beta scheduled for 04/21/14. 3rd beta set for 04/23/14. Sono to check for ectopic set for 04/24


#42 bal

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 03:23 PM

It was Silverdollar who posted the DIY band. I think its on the crafts forum, or something like that? I'll see if I can find it.
Me 41, DH 41
TTC - since Nov '04
2005 - TTC Naturally
2006 - IUI w/clomid x 4 - all BFN
2007
Feb - 1st appointment with RE
Lap to remove ovarian cysts
IVF #1 July - Cancelled / only 2 follicles
IVF #2 Sept - ICSI 13 / 2 transfered, 4 frosties BFP m/c 5 wks
2008
FET #1 Jan - AH 2 blasts BFP DD born Oct 2008
God, Thank You for our miracle baby!
2010
FET #2 Feb - AH 2 blasts BFP m/c twins 8wks D&C
Lap to remove ovarian cysts
Histeroscopy to remove polyp in uterus
IVF #3 Oct - ICSI 3 blasts BFN
2011
IVF #4 Jan - ICSI 4 blasts BFN
IVF #5 May - LAST!
ER May 19 - 19 eggs retrieved, 13 fertilized ICSI
ET May 24 - 3 blasts transferred - 5AA, 5AA, 4AB No frosties
HPTs since 5dp5dt -> 7dp5dt all negative
June 1st (8dp5dt / 13dpo)- HPT very faint BFP
HCG 6/2-61.33, 6/4-217, 6/5-328, 6/7-836, 6/10-2,493(22dpo)
U/S 6/20 - HR 116bpm EDD Feb 8, 2012
June 30 - SCH diagnosed - bedrest
July 25 - SCH gone! NT - 0.18cms
Aug 10 - 14 wks - Complete Placenta Previa Dx - bedrest
Aug 19 - 15 wks - No measurable amniotic fluid - bedrest
Sept 16 - DD delivered stillborn at 19w1d. RIP my angel.
Done TTC

#43 bal

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 03:26 PM

Here is the thread:
http://ivf.ca/forums...nts-conversion/
Me 41, DH 41
TTC - since Nov '04
2005 - TTC Naturally
2006 - IUI w/clomid x 4 - all BFN
2007
Feb - 1st appointment with RE
Lap to remove ovarian cysts
IVF #1 July - Cancelled / only 2 follicles
IVF #2 Sept - ICSI 13 / 2 transfered, 4 frosties BFP m/c 5 wks
2008
FET #1 Jan - AH 2 blasts BFP DD born Oct 2008
God, Thank You for our miracle baby!
2010
FET #2 Feb - AH 2 blasts BFP m/c twins 8wks D&C
Lap to remove ovarian cysts
Histeroscopy to remove polyp in uterus
IVF #3 Oct - ICSI 3 blasts BFN
2011
IVF #4 Jan - ICSI 4 blasts BFN
IVF #5 May - LAST!
ER May 19 - 19 eggs retrieved, 13 fertilized ICSI
ET May 24 - 3 blasts transferred - 5AA, 5AA, 4AB No frosties
HPTs since 5dp5dt -> 7dp5dt all negative
June 1st (8dp5dt / 13dpo)- HPT very faint BFP
HCG 6/2-61.33, 6/4-217, 6/5-328, 6/7-836, 6/10-2,493(22dpo)
U/S 6/20 - HR 116bpm EDD Feb 8, 2012
June 30 - SCH diagnosed - bedrest
July 25 - SCH gone! NT - 0.18cms
Aug 10 - 14 wks - Complete Placenta Previa Dx - bedrest
Aug 19 - 15 wks - No measurable amniotic fluid - bedrest
Sept 16 - DD delivered stillborn at 19w1d. RIP my angel.
Done TTC

#44 mouse

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 03:41 PM

SD posted about a method to convert non maternity pants into mat pants using a panel. There was an earlier post (back just before or around about the time of my IVFs so summer 2009) that had some handy-dandy ideas re belly bands etc. That's where the original post on how to make one out of a tank top was. I tried searching for it, but the search function no longer goes back to the beginning of things.

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#45 Shire

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 05:39 PM

I can't imagine what a belly band is...I would need a pic to understand. Bal, I will take a look at your link. I like to wear snug fitting clothes and heels. I don't mind that that won't last long, but I wore some especially high heels to work today, just because...well just because... I'm happy and that was my way of showing off my happiness without giving away my secret. We are waiting for the 12 week mark, we figure.

MG - Glad to hear that you are feeling like me right now. I felt a little 'twingy' in the belly this afternoon. It's odd that some days I feel pregnant and others I don't. I still just can't believe it... we are the luckiest girls in the world!


Bal - My abdomen doesn't feel 'hard' at all. I feel bloated and puffy like I'm retaining water. The heparin shots make my belly tender, too.
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#46 bal

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 06:44 PM

Shire - you can wear form fitting clothes till you have the baby! And your heels also!

I love my 4" heels! I have been wearing flats though. Just because my mom is so adamant about me not wearing my heels when pregnant that if I ever tripped on something (not due to the heels) I wouldn't hear the end of it! So I'm wearing flats for everyday. You can also wear your heels till you feel comfortable in them. My friend wore them almost every day till she was 8 months pregnant. I wore them every now and then, but people do tend to say something! Or direct the comment at DH which really pisses me! You know what I mean? Ok, end of flashback rant...

Before DD I don't think I owned a pair of flats (aside from flip flops for the beach) but after I tried the flats, I have to say that they are comfy and a little addictive. And there are so many cute ones out there now!

Oh, the 12 wk mark! For me that's the end of July. But I've started telling close friends, not the closest, because those knew since the beta. I'm dying to tell. DH is being more cautious.

My next u/s is next Monday. 9 wks... can't wait!
Me 41, DH 41
TTC - since Nov '04
2005 - TTC Naturally
2006 - IUI w/clomid x 4 - all BFN
2007
Feb - 1st appointment with RE
Lap to remove ovarian cysts
IVF #1 July - Cancelled / only 2 follicles
IVF #2 Sept - ICSI 13 / 2 transfered, 4 frosties BFP m/c 5 wks
2008
FET #1 Jan - AH 2 blasts BFP DD born Oct 2008
God, Thank You for our miracle baby!
2010
FET #2 Feb - AH 2 blasts BFP m/c twins 8wks D&C
Lap to remove ovarian cysts
Histeroscopy to remove polyp in uterus
IVF #3 Oct - ICSI 3 blasts BFN
2011
IVF #4 Jan - ICSI 4 blasts BFN
IVF #5 May - LAST!
ER May 19 - 19 eggs retrieved, 13 fertilized ICSI
ET May 24 - 3 blasts transferred - 5AA, 5AA, 4AB No frosties
HPTs since 5dp5dt -> 7dp5dt all negative
June 1st (8dp5dt / 13dpo)- HPT very faint BFP
HCG 6/2-61.33, 6/4-217, 6/5-328, 6/7-836, 6/10-2,493(22dpo)
U/S 6/20 - HR 116bpm EDD Feb 8, 2012
June 30 - SCH diagnosed - bedrest
July 25 - SCH gone! NT - 0.18cms
Aug 10 - 14 wks - Complete Placenta Previa Dx - bedrest
Aug 19 - 15 wks - No measurable amniotic fluid - bedrest
Sept 16 - DD delivered stillborn at 19w1d. RIP my angel.
Done TTC

#47 Kim2

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 10:16 PM

Hi ladies. Ok I'm having a days of nerves. Like MG I feel like something changed today and my breasts stopped hurting and I've had intermittent mild cramps which is making me nervous. I may have asked this before but do your symptoms come and go?This is my first pregnancy and I'll be 7 weeks tomorrow and have my first u/s on thurs. I wish I wasn't so paranoid but I've read so many m/c and blighted ovum stories I've freaked myself out. I can't wait for thurs to get some piece of mind. Any words of wisdom?

Me (37) Dx: Unexplained. Trying for over 3 years. 

 

June 2011 - To start IVF at UBC...5 days before apt surprise BFP! Perfect baby girl born Feb/12.   

 

TTC #2 since mid 2012. Gamete of tests at PCRM - all normal. AMH good.  

 

July 2013 - Faint pos HPT. Beta 13. M/C  

 

November 2013 BFP

Nov 22: Beta 12  sad.png

Nov 25: Beta 91

Dec 2  : Beta 2,150

Dec 7  : Beta 10,061 biggrin.png
Dec 13: u/s - HR 128

Dec 27: u/s - HR 176 

NT u/s: 1.5mm baby measuring 1 day ahead. 

IPS screening: negative 

Anatomy scan 19w: baby is looking perfect.

EDD Aug 6/14


#48 bal

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 07:33 AM

Symptoms come and go. It is nervewrecking. I don't remember how far along I was, not much, but I once went to my OB crying because my symptoms were gone and I had AF like cramps and I was sure I'd lost the baby. She was kind enough to treat me as an emergency and saw me before the 4 ladies in her waiting room. She gave me a quick u/s and everything was fine... but I was so sure when I got there! Literally in tears... crazy!

I'm sure everything's ok, Kim. After 10 wks you can use a doppler at home (amazon or ebay) and listen to the hb yourself, anytime!

God, please give us patience to get to February with sane minds. :)
Me 41, DH 41
TTC - since Nov '04
2005 - TTC Naturally
2006 - IUI w/clomid x 4 - all BFN
2007
Feb - 1st appointment with RE
Lap to remove ovarian cysts
IVF #1 July - Cancelled / only 2 follicles
IVF #2 Sept - ICSI 13 / 2 transfered, 4 frosties BFP m/c 5 wks
2008
FET #1 Jan - AH 2 blasts BFP DD born Oct 2008
God, Thank You for our miracle baby!
2010
FET #2 Feb - AH 2 blasts BFP m/c twins 8wks D&C
Lap to remove ovarian cysts
Histeroscopy to remove polyp in uterus
IVF #3 Oct - ICSI 3 blasts BFN
2011
IVF #4 Jan - ICSI 4 blasts BFN
IVF #5 May - LAST!
ER May 19 - 19 eggs retrieved, 13 fertilized ICSI
ET May 24 - 3 blasts transferred - 5AA, 5AA, 4AB No frosties
HPTs since 5dp5dt -> 7dp5dt all negative
June 1st (8dp5dt / 13dpo)- HPT very faint BFP
HCG 6/2-61.33, 6/4-217, 6/5-328, 6/7-836, 6/10-2,493(22dpo)
U/S 6/20 - HR 116bpm EDD Feb 8, 2012
June 30 - SCH diagnosed - bedrest
July 25 - SCH gone! NT - 0.18cms
Aug 10 - 14 wks - Complete Placenta Previa Dx - bedrest
Aug 19 - 15 wks - No measurable amniotic fluid - bedrest
Sept 16 - DD delivered stillborn at 19w1d. RIP my angel.
Done TTC

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 07:00 PM

Hi Ladies! Been a busy week for me but it's nice as it went by fast.

Can't believe that it's my 9wk ultrasound tomorrow (Weds). DH and I are feeling positive and really really hopeful. My tummy has really popped out and is now hard, plus I'm still getting all day yuckiness which is comforting.

I was outed at a family get together this past weekend due to one aggressive uncle tryng to pour wine down my throat because he was so excited about the great bottle of wine he had. The fact that I, who never turns down a good wine, actually turned down the wine, plus my obviously fat little tummy in my skin tight pants gave it all away to the very curious eyes that were there and a long conversation and confession ensued. Oh well. They were told that my history is less than steller and to keep their joy tempered until we made it through the next few weeks.

Bal - my 12 wk mark is on July 20th. Still a ways to go but hoping it will pass by quickly with the busy summer. Very excited to hear about your 9 wk u/s on Monday!! FX for wonderful news :)

Kim2 - symptons definately come and go. I was feeling like everything toned down last week but then it all got going again. Hopefully yours will come creeping back in again too!!!

Shire - I'm definately there with the skin tight clothes. My whole wardrobe is fitted and is now giving me some stress as I'm at the end of all my work clothes. I plan on getting some nice breezy summer dresses to get me through the summer and then I'll consider what I need for pants in the fall. My DH loves my high heels and I usually cruise around in a 3" heel for work and 4" for dress up. I find the 4" heel panics all the onlookers when you are pg. It's like a tight rope act or something like that. I can see the problem when we are 8 mo's pg and our entire centre of gravity has changed but do they really think we are that far off kilter already? Crazy people!

I forget who was asking about the crazy dreams?
I've been having wild ones ranging anywhere from falling off a very high cliff to the red hot sex dream I had last night where I had to tell the tall dark haired stranger who I was passionately kissing and grinding that I'm sorry but I couldn't go any further due to my husband and my delicate condition. What is wrong with me? I should have tapped that!!!! :lol: (Did I mention that we are not allowed to have sex right now due to my high risk condition and that it's been 8 wks since I've last had a good time. And the hormones are high? Not a fun thing.) Both DH and I are hoping that we'll get the okay soon.

Anybody else in this same boat?
A very long time trying...

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Sept 1997 - 1st M/C 14 wks
Many childless years...
Oct 2008 - 2nd M/C 9 wks
Jan 2009 - 3rd M/C 8 wks
Jun 2011 - 4th M/C 9 wks

#50 bal

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 07:09 PM

BH - LOL! It was me with the dreams... I didn't tell it then, but you gave me courage. I dreamt that I was cheating on DH! Nonetheless than with a guy who I had a crush on when I was 12! We also stopped after a kiss and some fondling because we knew we were both married. jajaja

I felt so bad the next day!!!! I felt guilty with DH and I couldn't even look at the guy's status on FB.

We haven't had sex since 2-3 days before ER! There you have it! That might be the problem, right BH?
Me 41, DH 41
TTC - since Nov '04
2005 - TTC Naturally
2006 - IUI w/clomid x 4 - all BFN
2007
Feb - 1st appointment with RE
Lap to remove ovarian cysts
IVF #1 July - Cancelled / only 2 follicles
IVF #2 Sept - ICSI 13 / 2 transfered, 4 frosties BFP m/c 5 wks
2008
FET #1 Jan - AH 2 blasts BFP DD born Oct 2008
God, Thank You for our miracle baby!
2010
FET #2 Feb - AH 2 blasts BFP m/c twins 8wks D&C
Lap to remove ovarian cysts
Histeroscopy to remove polyp in uterus
IVF #3 Oct - ICSI 3 blasts BFN
2011
IVF #4 Jan - ICSI 4 blasts BFN
IVF #5 May - LAST!
ER May 19 - 19 eggs retrieved, 13 fertilized ICSI
ET May 24 - 3 blasts transferred - 5AA, 5AA, 4AB No frosties
HPTs since 5dp5dt -> 7dp5dt all negative
June 1st (8dp5dt / 13dpo)- HPT very faint BFP
HCG 6/2-61.33, 6/4-217, 6/5-328, 6/7-836, 6/10-2,493(22dpo)
U/S 6/20 - HR 116bpm EDD Feb 8, 2012
June 30 - SCH diagnosed - bedrest
July 25 - SCH gone! NT - 0.18cms
Aug 10 - 14 wks - Complete Placenta Previa Dx - bedrest
Aug 19 - 15 wks - No measurable amniotic fluid - bedrest
Sept 16 - DD delivered stillborn at 19w1d. RIP my angel.
Done TTC