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#1 Oh2Be-a-Mommy

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 02:23 PM

So, I went in for my 2nd beta today. I'm still waiting to hear back from the Dr. with the results. I did get a BFP with my first Beta. Posted Image Now, once I get my results for todays beta I have to wait 2.5 weeks until our first ultrasound! I think I'm going to go insane! Lol. I don't have a 9-5 job, I make jewelry. Since the IVF process began I haven't had an interest to pull my beads out! What should I do to pass time?!?! What do you ladies do? I am tired of sitting around and watching TV waiting for the day to end so that I'm one day closer to whatever the next step is! I need a distraction. Posted Image Maybe I WILL have to pull my beads back out.
Me: 26
DH: 26
Dx: Male Factor
TTC since Oct. 2010


So the journey begins!
5/13/11 First Ovidrel injection
5/14/11 Artificial Insemination
5/26/11 Period :(
6-10/11 Break...
11/11/11 Began BCP

11/25/11 Began Lupron injections
11/28/11 Last BCP
12/2/11 Began Follistim injections
12/11/11 Ovidrel injection
12/13/11 ER (39 eggs!!!) My ovaries got as big as grapefruits (ave. size=almond) everything was pushing up into my abdomen making it hard to catch a breath :/
12/14/11 Embryologists report: 31 healthy enough to be fertilized through ICSI, 8 abnormal. 15 fertilized/developed perfectly, 10-abnormal, & 6-still being monitored...I also began Prometrium today, later today I got a call that 2/6 being monitored made correct developments, bringing the # of fertilized eggs up to 17!!!
12/16/11 ET (2 healthy 8 cell embryos) 5-Cryopreserved, 14-did not fertilize or were abnormal, 10-remain in culture Today the Dr. gave my husband and I the little dish that our transferred embryo's were in and told us that it was out first "cradle!!!" :)
12/21/11 Began Estrace
12/30/11 1st Beta- 478!!!
BFP!!! We're pregnant!!! OMG!!!!! We never thought this day would come!!!!!!!!
1/4/12 2nd Beta- got the call @ 3:30pm! It was 3,151!!! WOW!!!
1/18/12 1st Ultrasound! 7 weeks 1 day-----We're having TWINS!!! 1 measured 7w1d w/ 144bpm & the other
measured 7w0d w/ 145bpm
2/6/12 Dr.'s appointment at Ob-Gyn---babies look great, saw both heartbeats & 1 measured 10w1d the other measured 10w0d
Next:
2/27/12 Dr.'s appointment at Ob


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#2 Oh2Be-a-Mommy

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 10:39 AM

So, for those of you keeping track of my "story," I finally received the call yesterday from the Jones Institute for the results of my 2nd Beta-------drum roll please................it was 3,151!!! So, now all I have to do is figure out how to pass the time for the next 2 weeks because January 18th will be our first Ultrasound!!! We should be able to hear the heartbeat(s) by then and see how many "miracles" I'm carrying! I will be 7 weeks & 1 day. All of our friends and family (that we have told) have been coming to us telling us they're having dreams about us. Friend of the family---"I had a dream that you're going to have twins, 1 boy and 1 girl!" My Mom---"I had a vision of you in the hospital bed holding one baby in each arm!" My husband---"I had a dream that you pulled your shirt up and I could see 4 arms and 4 legs poking your tummy!" My Mom (again)---"I had a dream that we heard 3 heartbeats at your first ultrasound!!!" & then other friends/family just have a "feeling" that it's going to be multiples. My Father n law, around New Years, jokingly said, "Come on now, quit being greedy, start thinking about people other than yourself and go ahead and just have 8!" Lol. Can you tell this will be their very first grandchild(ren)!!! I will have however many "miracles" God wants to bless us with! I thank him everyday for blessing us up to this point I just pray that our baby(s) is/are healthy. I also want all of you to know that anything is possible, especially with faith and when you believe. Keep your chins up and keep the faith. I'll be praying that all of you beginning this journey, all of you with BFN, & all of you with BFP will get through and make it out ok. I'm praying for HEALTHY babies and sending "BABY DUST" your way!!!!!!! Good luck with your little "miracles!!!" Much love!
Me: 26
DH: 26
Dx: Male Factor
TTC since Oct. 2010


So the journey begins!
5/13/11 First Ovidrel injection
5/14/11 Artificial Insemination
5/26/11 Period :(
6-10/11 Break...
11/11/11 Began BCP

11/25/11 Began Lupron injections
11/28/11 Last BCP
12/2/11 Began Follistim injections
12/11/11 Ovidrel injection
12/13/11 ER (39 eggs!!!) My ovaries got as big as grapefruits (ave. size=almond) everything was pushing up into my abdomen making it hard to catch a breath :/
12/14/11 Embryologists report: 31 healthy enough to be fertilized through ICSI, 8 abnormal. 15 fertilized/developed perfectly, 10-abnormal, & 6-still being monitored...I also began Prometrium today, later today I got a call that 2/6 being monitored made correct developments, bringing the # of fertilized eggs up to 17!!!
12/16/11 ET (2 healthy 8 cell embryos) 5-Cryopreserved, 14-did not fertilize or were abnormal, 10-remain in culture Today the Dr. gave my husband and I the little dish that our transferred embryo's were in and told us that it was out first "cradle!!!" :)
12/21/11 Began Estrace
12/30/11 1st Beta- 478!!!
BFP!!! We're pregnant!!! OMG!!!!! We never thought this day would come!!!!!!!!
1/4/12 2nd Beta- got the call @ 3:30pm! It was 3,151!!! WOW!!!
1/18/12 1st Ultrasound! 7 weeks 1 day-----We're having TWINS!!! 1 measured 7w1d w/ 144bpm & the other
measured 7w0d w/ 145bpm
2/6/12 Dr.'s appointment at Ob-Gyn---babies look great, saw both heartbeats & 1 measured 10w1d the other measured 10w0d
Next:
2/27/12 Dr.'s appointment at Ob


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#3 Lea

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 11:12 AM

Hi there and Congrats!

I'm in the same boat as you, waiting for my first u/s which is Jan 16 - yes, time goes by slowly.

I do suggest that you pull those beads back out - if not you will drive yourself insane! The more things that you can do to pass the time - better off you will be! LOL
me 42 DH 44
TTC: November 2005
MF: low sperm count

July 2007 #1 IVF & ICSI = BFN
---------------------------------------
2 frosties in the freezer!
FET #1 Jan 25 /08 = BFN
---------------------------------------
May 2008 #2 IVF & ICSI = cancelled
---------------------------------------
July 2008 #2 IVF & ICIS = BFP!!
4 frosties in the freezer.
Our Daughter, Dani, Born April 29, 2009.
----------------------------------------
FET - April 2010 = Fat lady sang....though not the tune i was hoping for - BFN
----------------------------------------
Sept 2010 #3 IVF/ICIS
Synarel check sept 15 - E2 81
B/W sept 19 - E2 430
B/w & u/s sept 22 - E2 2063
B/w & u/s sept 25 - E2 5878
B/w & u/s sept 26 - E2 8282
ER - Sept 28 - 12 eggies
ET - Oct 1..... transfered 3-8 cell grade A
Beta Oct 14 - Fat lady is singing that nasty tune again - BFN
-----------------------------------------
RE follow up November 1st. RE says Dh swimmers are of poor quality and my eggs MAYBE old 'cause i'm 40 (lovely) only way to rule out my egg quality is to try donor sperm.
November 30 - great now i find out my tubes are blocked! frigg!
-----------------------------------------
Jan 2011 #4 IVF
Lupron supression check Jan 20 - E2 - 753 (needs to be under 200)
Jan 25 b/w E2 - 109
Jan 30 b/w - E2 - 714
Feb 1 b/w & u/s - E2 - 1705
Feb 4 b/w & u/s - E2 - 5795
Feb 5 b/w & u/s - E2 - 7946
ER - Feb 7 - 12 eggies
ET - Feb 10....transferred 1-9 cell, 2-8 cell - grades 1 & 2
Beta - Feb 24 14dp3dt - 37
Beta #2 - Feb 26 - 16dp3dt - 85
Beta #3 - Mar 4 - 444 rose by 73%
u/s mar 18 - no sac. no nothing.......beta 791
march 31 - ectopic pregnancy confirmed - thanks fat lady!!!!!
-------------------------------------------
FET Sept 28, 2011
Beta - Oct 13. Oh this Fat Lady - she sucks! BFN
-------------------------------------------
Purchased my ticket for my last & final ride on the rollercoaster!
Nov 2011 IVF/ICIS #5
Nov 25 b/w - E2 - 179
Nov 30 b/w & u/s - E2 - 2196
Dec 3 b/w & u/s - E2 - 4973
Dec 5 b/w & u/s - E2 - 9050
Dec 7 - ER - 9am
Dec 10 - ET - 4 embies.....3-8 cell, 1-7 cell....all Grade 1
Beta - Dec 25, Christmas day!!!!!, Santa, I'm not asking for much.....just a double line!!!
Early beta Dec 22 - 421!! Thank you Santa!
Beta Dec 29 - 2659
U/S - Jan 16 - OMG, TRIPLETS!!!! ALL measuring 7 wks ALL with very strong h/b
U/S - Jan 30 - Triplets doing well. Strong h/b, measuring on track 9+weeks.
Feb 3 - Appt. with High Risk OB - misscarried 1 baby, Twins are strong.
U/S - Feb 10 - Twins are doing well!!
NT Scan Feb 17 - very good Heart beats 160-165
U/S - March 8 - 14 weeks - babies are doing great
U/S - March 30 - 17 weeks - can find out gender........but i passed - i want the ultimate surprise!
U/S - April 19 - 20 Weeks - cervix length - awesome....5.6cm!
U/S - April 27 - 21 weeks - babies are doin' good!
U/S - May 10 - 23 weeks - cervix length 5cm - babies good - heart rates 140 -149.
U/S - May 24 - 25 weeks - check up went well.....confirmed that i will be induced or scheduled c-section for 38 weeks!!
U/S - June 8 - 27 weeks - cervix length still locked and loaded.......5cm babies looking good - baby A 2lb 7oz baby B 2lb 12oz
U/S - June 28 -30 weeks - baby A still bum down and baby b head down.....it's looking like a c-section for me!
U/S - July 13 - 32 weeks - baby A has turned (head down) their weights - baby A 3lbs 15 oz and baby B 4lbs 3oz
U/S - July 23 - 34 weeks - both babies doing well - measuring right on track.
U/S - July 27 - 34 weeks - part 2 - just getting a 'quick' u/s done - babies lookin' good...though, baby B is being squished by baby A.....
U/S - Aug 3 - 35 weeks - induction date decided!! thank goodness - 'cause I am done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Induction date is August 18th - but I am already 2-3cm dialated - so we'll see if I meet 'the date'. Baby A weighs 6 lb 6 oz and baby B is 5lb 15 oz.
U/S - Aug 13 - 37 weeks - still sitting at 3cm dilated - confirmed induction date with L&D August 18th.

This pregnancy has been a long haul and I'm glad that it's nearly over!

Our 2 healthy baby boys arrived on Sunday August 19th - we are thrilled and over the moon......family is finally complete and now we can move on to the next chapter in our lives.......

#4 Nelly

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 02:13 PM

Grants Oh2Be-a-Mommy!

Lea - You are totally one week ahead of me! Got my call today and my first US is on the 23rd.

#5 Lea

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 03:07 PM

Grants Oh2Be-a-Mommy!

Lea - You are totally one week ahead of me! Got my call today and my first US is on the 23rd.


Congratulations Nelly!!! Curious to know what was your beta?

Do you work full-time? If not, best you find a hobby too! LOL
me 42 DH 44
TTC: November 2005
MF: low sperm count

July 2007 #1 IVF & ICSI = BFN
---------------------------------------
2 frosties in the freezer!
FET #1 Jan 25 /08 = BFN
---------------------------------------
May 2008 #2 IVF & ICSI = cancelled
---------------------------------------
July 2008 #2 IVF & ICIS = BFP!!
4 frosties in the freezer.
Our Daughter, Dani, Born April 29, 2009.
----------------------------------------
FET - April 2010 = Fat lady sang....though not the tune i was hoping for - BFN
----------------------------------------
Sept 2010 #3 IVF/ICIS
Synarel check sept 15 - E2 81
B/W sept 19 - E2 430
B/w & u/s sept 22 - E2 2063
B/w & u/s sept 25 - E2 5878
B/w & u/s sept 26 - E2 8282
ER - Sept 28 - 12 eggies
ET - Oct 1..... transfered 3-8 cell grade A
Beta Oct 14 - Fat lady is singing that nasty tune again - BFN
-----------------------------------------
RE follow up November 1st. RE says Dh swimmers are of poor quality and my eggs MAYBE old 'cause i'm 40 (lovely) only way to rule out my egg quality is to try donor sperm.
November 30 - great now i find out my tubes are blocked! frigg!
-----------------------------------------
Jan 2011 #4 IVF
Lupron supression check Jan 20 - E2 - 753 (needs to be under 200)
Jan 25 b/w E2 - 109
Jan 30 b/w - E2 - 714
Feb 1 b/w & u/s - E2 - 1705
Feb 4 b/w & u/s - E2 - 5795
Feb 5 b/w & u/s - E2 - 7946
ER - Feb 7 - 12 eggies
ET - Feb 10....transferred 1-9 cell, 2-8 cell - grades 1 & 2
Beta - Feb 24 14dp3dt - 37
Beta #2 - Feb 26 - 16dp3dt - 85
Beta #3 - Mar 4 - 444 rose by 73%
u/s mar 18 - no sac. no nothing.......beta 791
march 31 - ectopic pregnancy confirmed - thanks fat lady!!!!!
-------------------------------------------
FET Sept 28, 2011
Beta - Oct 13. Oh this Fat Lady - she sucks! BFN
-------------------------------------------
Purchased my ticket for my last & final ride on the rollercoaster!
Nov 2011 IVF/ICIS #5
Nov 25 b/w - E2 - 179
Nov 30 b/w & u/s - E2 - 2196
Dec 3 b/w & u/s - E2 - 4973
Dec 5 b/w & u/s - E2 - 9050
Dec 7 - ER - 9am
Dec 10 - ET - 4 embies.....3-8 cell, 1-7 cell....all Grade 1
Beta - Dec 25, Christmas day!!!!!, Santa, I'm not asking for much.....just a double line!!!
Early beta Dec 22 - 421!! Thank you Santa!
Beta Dec 29 - 2659
U/S - Jan 16 - OMG, TRIPLETS!!!! ALL measuring 7 wks ALL with very strong h/b
U/S - Jan 30 - Triplets doing well. Strong h/b, measuring on track 9+weeks.
Feb 3 - Appt. with High Risk OB - misscarried 1 baby, Twins are strong.
U/S - Feb 10 - Twins are doing well!!
NT Scan Feb 17 - very good Heart beats 160-165
U/S - March 8 - 14 weeks - babies are doing great
U/S - March 30 - 17 weeks - can find out gender........but i passed - i want the ultimate surprise!
U/S - April 19 - 20 Weeks - cervix length - awesome....5.6cm!
U/S - April 27 - 21 weeks - babies are doin' good!
U/S - May 10 - 23 weeks - cervix length 5cm - babies good - heart rates 140 -149.
U/S - May 24 - 25 weeks - check up went well.....confirmed that i will be induced or scheduled c-section for 38 weeks!!
U/S - June 8 - 27 weeks - cervix length still locked and loaded.......5cm babies looking good - baby A 2lb 7oz baby B 2lb 12oz
U/S - June 28 -30 weeks - baby A still bum down and baby b head down.....it's looking like a c-section for me!
U/S - July 13 - 32 weeks - baby A has turned (head down) their weights - baby A 3lbs 15 oz and baby B 4lbs 3oz
U/S - July 23 - 34 weeks - both babies doing well - measuring right on track.
U/S - July 27 - 34 weeks - part 2 - just getting a 'quick' u/s done - babies lookin' good...though, baby B is being squished by baby A.....
U/S - Aug 3 - 35 weeks - induction date decided!! thank goodness - 'cause I am done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Induction date is August 18th - but I am already 2-3cm dialated - so we'll see if I meet 'the date'. Baby A weighs 6 lb 6 oz and baby B is 5lb 15 oz.
U/S - Aug 13 - 37 weeks - still sitting at 3cm dilated - confirmed induction date with L&D August 18th.

This pregnancy has been a long haul and I'm glad that it's nearly over!

Our 2 healthy baby boys arrived on Sunday August 19th - we are thrilled and over the moon......family is finally complete and now we can move on to the next chapter in our lives.......

#6 Nelly

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 10:01 AM


Grants Oh2Be-a-Mommy!

Lea - You are totally one week ahead of me! Got my call today and my first US is on the 23rd.


Congratulations Nelly!!! Curious to know what was your beta?

Do you work full-time? If not, best you find a hobby too! LOL


I didn't even ask her what my numbers were. I'm such a rookie I don't even think of these things. Yes - working full time IS my hobby! That and going to the gym. So between that, I'm actually able to keep myself very occupied.

What were your numbers?

#7 Oh2Be-a-Mommy

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 04:02 PM

Hey Lea & Nelly! Please forgive me! I'm so new on here I didn't even realize anyone had responded to my post, still trying to figure things out!

Lea---my US was supposed to be on the 17th but when I called to schedule it they said my Dr. wouldn't be working that day Posted Image so now it's scheduled for the 18th. What's 1 more day? At least at this point it is only 11 days away. Posted Image
Me: 26
DH: 26
Dx: Male Factor
TTC since Oct. 2010


So the journey begins!
5/13/11 First Ovidrel injection
5/14/11 Artificial Insemination
5/26/11 Period :(
6-10/11 Break...
11/11/11 Began BCP

11/25/11 Began Lupron injections
11/28/11 Last BCP
12/2/11 Began Follistim injections
12/11/11 Ovidrel injection
12/13/11 ER (39 eggs!!!) My ovaries got as big as grapefruits (ave. size=almond) everything was pushing up into my abdomen making it hard to catch a breath :/
12/14/11 Embryologists report: 31 healthy enough to be fertilized through ICSI, 8 abnormal. 15 fertilized/developed perfectly, 10-abnormal, & 6-still being monitored...I also began Prometrium today, later today I got a call that 2/6 being monitored made correct developments, bringing the # of fertilized eggs up to 17!!!
12/16/11 ET (2 healthy 8 cell embryos) 5-Cryopreserved, 14-did not fertilize or were abnormal, 10-remain in culture Today the Dr. gave my husband and I the little dish that our transferred embryo's were in and told us that it was out first "cradle!!!" :)
12/21/11 Began Estrace
12/30/11 1st Beta- 478!!!
BFP!!! We're pregnant!!! OMG!!!!! We never thought this day would come!!!!!!!!
1/4/12 2nd Beta- got the call @ 3:30pm! It was 3,151!!! WOW!!!
1/18/12 1st Ultrasound! 7 weeks 1 day-----We're having TWINS!!! 1 measured 7w1d w/ 144bpm & the other
measured 7w0d w/ 145bpm
2/6/12 Dr.'s appointment at Ob-Gyn---babies look great, saw both heartbeats & 1 measured 10w1d the other measured 10w0d
Next:
2/27/12 Dr.'s appointment at Ob


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#8 zoe101

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:34 PM

Hey Ladies - I am also waiting for my 1st ultrasound which is next Tuesday, but I am totally freaked out today as all my symptoms have disappeared. My breasts were sooooo tender and sore and then today it all went away. Trying to stay positive, but this happened to me in the past.
How about you ladies. Any symptoms and if so have they been consistent ?
Congrats on your BFP's !!

Age 33. DH 37

IUI X 4 - BFN

IVF #1- Aug 2010 - Chemical

FET #1 - Dec 2010-BFN

FET # 2 - Jan 2011- BFN

FET #3- March 2011- BFN

FET #4 - May 2011 - BFP- Missed miscarriage 9.5 weeks

FET#5 - Sept 2011 - BFN - URGGGG will this ever work !!?

FET#6 - Dec 2011 - BFP- Miscarriage blighted ovum

FET #7 -Aug 2012- BFN

IVF# 2 - with PGD testing- Nov 2012 -  BFP!!!

ITS A BOY !!!! E.D.D Aug 15th/2013

#9 Lea

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 07:40 PM

Hey Ladies - I am also waiting for my 1st ultrasound which is next Tuesday, but I am totally freaked out today as all my symptoms have disappeared. My breasts were sooooo tender and sore and then today it all went away. Trying to stay positive, but this happened to me in the past.
How about you ladies. Any symptoms and if so have they been consistent ?
Congrats on your BFP's !!


Hi Zoe,

You're soooo lucky to have your u/s on Tuesday....i still have to wait another week....'tis killing me!! LOL.

Pretty much all of my pregnancy signs had left me......sore boobs - gone. morning sickness - gone. But the sickness is starting to come back, in the afternoons though, i'll take it!!

Best of luck with your u/s - will be checking for your results!!
me 42 DH 44
TTC: November 2005
MF: low sperm count

July 2007 #1 IVF & ICSI = BFN
---------------------------------------
2 frosties in the freezer!
FET #1 Jan 25 /08 = BFN
---------------------------------------
May 2008 #2 IVF & ICSI = cancelled
---------------------------------------
July 2008 #2 IVF & ICIS = BFP!!
4 frosties in the freezer.
Our Daughter, Dani, Born April 29, 2009.
----------------------------------------
FET - April 2010 = Fat lady sang....though not the tune i was hoping for - BFN
----------------------------------------
Sept 2010 #3 IVF/ICIS
Synarel check sept 15 - E2 81
B/W sept 19 - E2 430
B/w & u/s sept 22 - E2 2063
B/w & u/s sept 25 - E2 5878
B/w & u/s sept 26 - E2 8282
ER - Sept 28 - 12 eggies
ET - Oct 1..... transfered 3-8 cell grade A
Beta Oct 14 - Fat lady is singing that nasty tune again - BFN
-----------------------------------------
RE follow up November 1st. RE says Dh swimmers are of poor quality and my eggs MAYBE old 'cause i'm 40 (lovely) only way to rule out my egg quality is to try donor sperm.
November 30 - great now i find out my tubes are blocked! frigg!
-----------------------------------------
Jan 2011 #4 IVF
Lupron supression check Jan 20 - E2 - 753 (needs to be under 200)
Jan 25 b/w E2 - 109
Jan 30 b/w - E2 - 714
Feb 1 b/w & u/s - E2 - 1705
Feb 4 b/w & u/s - E2 - 5795
Feb 5 b/w & u/s - E2 - 7946
ER - Feb 7 - 12 eggies
ET - Feb 10....transferred 1-9 cell, 2-8 cell - grades 1 & 2
Beta - Feb 24 14dp3dt - 37
Beta #2 - Feb 26 - 16dp3dt - 85
Beta #3 - Mar 4 - 444 rose by 73%
u/s mar 18 - no sac. no nothing.......beta 791
march 31 - ectopic pregnancy confirmed - thanks fat lady!!!!!
-------------------------------------------
FET Sept 28, 2011
Beta - Oct 13. Oh this Fat Lady - she sucks! BFN
-------------------------------------------
Purchased my ticket for my last & final ride on the rollercoaster!
Nov 2011 IVF/ICIS #5
Nov 25 b/w - E2 - 179
Nov 30 b/w & u/s - E2 - 2196
Dec 3 b/w & u/s - E2 - 4973
Dec 5 b/w & u/s - E2 - 9050
Dec 7 - ER - 9am
Dec 10 - ET - 4 embies.....3-8 cell, 1-7 cell....all Grade 1
Beta - Dec 25, Christmas day!!!!!, Santa, I'm not asking for much.....just a double line!!!
Early beta Dec 22 - 421!! Thank you Santa!
Beta Dec 29 - 2659
U/S - Jan 16 - OMG, TRIPLETS!!!! ALL measuring 7 wks ALL with very strong h/b
U/S - Jan 30 - Triplets doing well. Strong h/b, measuring on track 9+weeks.
Feb 3 - Appt. with High Risk OB - misscarried 1 baby, Twins are strong.
U/S - Feb 10 - Twins are doing well!!
NT Scan Feb 17 - very good Heart beats 160-165
U/S - March 8 - 14 weeks - babies are doing great
U/S - March 30 - 17 weeks - can find out gender........but i passed - i want the ultimate surprise!
U/S - April 19 - 20 Weeks - cervix length - awesome....5.6cm!
U/S - April 27 - 21 weeks - babies are doin' good!
U/S - May 10 - 23 weeks - cervix length 5cm - babies good - heart rates 140 -149.
U/S - May 24 - 25 weeks - check up went well.....confirmed that i will be induced or scheduled c-section for 38 weeks!!
U/S - June 8 - 27 weeks - cervix length still locked and loaded.......5cm babies looking good - baby A 2lb 7oz baby B 2lb 12oz
U/S - June 28 -30 weeks - baby A still bum down and baby b head down.....it's looking like a c-section for me!
U/S - July 13 - 32 weeks - baby A has turned (head down) their weights - baby A 3lbs 15 oz and baby B 4lbs 3oz
U/S - July 23 - 34 weeks - both babies doing well - measuring right on track.
U/S - July 27 - 34 weeks - part 2 - just getting a 'quick' u/s done - babies lookin' good...though, baby B is being squished by baby A.....
U/S - Aug 3 - 35 weeks - induction date decided!! thank goodness - 'cause I am done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Induction date is August 18th - but I am already 2-3cm dialated - so we'll see if I meet 'the date'. Baby A weighs 6 lb 6 oz and baby B is 5lb 15 oz.
U/S - Aug 13 - 37 weeks - still sitting at 3cm dilated - confirmed induction date with L&D August 18th.

This pregnancy has been a long haul and I'm glad that it's nearly over!

Our 2 healthy baby boys arrived on Sunday August 19th - we are thrilled and over the moon......family is finally complete and now we can move on to the next chapter in our lives.......

#10 zoe101

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 08:51 AM

Hi Lea - that is a long wait !! Time goes by so slowly when you are waiting!!

I am trying to think positively, but I analyze every lack of symptom or disappearing symptom and get myself all worked up.
I haven't had any morning sickness this time around and I would do anything for it as I find it reassuring. Pretty sad when you are wishing for vomit. LOL.

Age 33. DH 37

IUI X 4 - BFN

IVF #1- Aug 2010 - Chemical

FET #1 - Dec 2010-BFN

FET # 2 - Jan 2011- BFN

FET #3- March 2011- BFN

FET #4 - May 2011 - BFP- Missed miscarriage 9.5 weeks

FET#5 - Sept 2011 - BFN - URGGGG will this ever work !!?

FET#6 - Dec 2011 - BFP- Miscarriage blighted ovum

FET #7 -Aug 2012- BFN

IVF# 2 - with PGD testing- Nov 2012 -  BFP!!!

ITS A BOY !!!! E.D.D Aug 15th/2013

#11 Lea

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 09:00 AM

zoe - yes it is!! LOL

I was thinking of buying the clear blue HPT - digital one - that tells you how many weeks preggers you are.......i found it to be bang on for my last cycle......
me 42 DH 44
TTC: November 2005
MF: low sperm count

July 2007 #1 IVF & ICSI = BFN
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2 frosties in the freezer!
FET #1 Jan 25 /08 = BFN
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May 2008 #2 IVF & ICSI = cancelled
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July 2008 #2 IVF & ICIS = BFP!!
4 frosties in the freezer.
Our Daughter, Dani, Born April 29, 2009.
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FET - April 2010 = Fat lady sang....though not the tune i was hoping for - BFN
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Sept 2010 #3 IVF/ICIS
Synarel check sept 15 - E2 81
B/W sept 19 - E2 430
B/w & u/s sept 22 - E2 2063
B/w & u/s sept 25 - E2 5878
B/w & u/s sept 26 - E2 8282
ER - Sept 28 - 12 eggies
ET - Oct 1..... transfered 3-8 cell grade A
Beta Oct 14 - Fat lady is singing that nasty tune again - BFN
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RE follow up November 1st. RE says Dh swimmers are of poor quality and my eggs MAYBE old 'cause i'm 40 (lovely) only way to rule out my egg quality is to try donor sperm.
November 30 - great now i find out my tubes are blocked! frigg!
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Jan 2011 #4 IVF
Lupron supression check Jan 20 - E2 - 753 (needs to be under 200)
Jan 25 b/w E2 - 109
Jan 30 b/w - E2 - 714
Feb 1 b/w & u/s - E2 - 1705
Feb 4 b/w & u/s - E2 - 5795
Feb 5 b/w & u/s - E2 - 7946
ER - Feb 7 - 12 eggies
ET - Feb 10....transferred 1-9 cell, 2-8 cell - grades 1 & 2
Beta - Feb 24 14dp3dt - 37
Beta #2 - Feb 26 - 16dp3dt - 85
Beta #3 - Mar 4 - 444 rose by 73%
u/s mar 18 - no sac. no nothing.......beta 791
march 31 - ectopic pregnancy confirmed - thanks fat lady!!!!!
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FET Sept 28, 2011
Beta - Oct 13. Oh this Fat Lady - she sucks! BFN
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Purchased my ticket for my last & final ride on the rollercoaster!
Nov 2011 IVF/ICIS #5
Nov 25 b/w - E2 - 179
Nov 30 b/w & u/s - E2 - 2196
Dec 3 b/w & u/s - E2 - 4973
Dec 5 b/w & u/s - E2 - 9050
Dec 7 - ER - 9am
Dec 10 - ET - 4 embies.....3-8 cell, 1-7 cell....all Grade 1
Beta - Dec 25, Christmas day!!!!!, Santa, I'm not asking for much.....just a double line!!!
Early beta Dec 22 - 421!! Thank you Santa!
Beta Dec 29 - 2659
U/S - Jan 16 - OMG, TRIPLETS!!!! ALL measuring 7 wks ALL with very strong h/b
U/S - Jan 30 - Triplets doing well. Strong h/b, measuring on track 9+weeks.
Feb 3 - Appt. with High Risk OB - misscarried 1 baby, Twins are strong.
U/S - Feb 10 - Twins are doing well!!
NT Scan Feb 17 - very good Heart beats 160-165
U/S - March 8 - 14 weeks - babies are doing great
U/S - March 30 - 17 weeks - can find out gender........but i passed - i want the ultimate surprise!
U/S - April 19 - 20 Weeks - cervix length - awesome....5.6cm!
U/S - April 27 - 21 weeks - babies are doin' good!
U/S - May 10 - 23 weeks - cervix length 5cm - babies good - heart rates 140 -149.
U/S - May 24 - 25 weeks - check up went well.....confirmed that i will be induced or scheduled c-section for 38 weeks!!
U/S - June 8 - 27 weeks - cervix length still locked and loaded.......5cm babies looking good - baby A 2lb 7oz baby B 2lb 12oz
U/S - June 28 -30 weeks - baby A still bum down and baby b head down.....it's looking like a c-section for me!
U/S - July 13 - 32 weeks - baby A has turned (head down) their weights - baby A 3lbs 15 oz and baby B 4lbs 3oz
U/S - July 23 - 34 weeks - both babies doing well - measuring right on track.
U/S - July 27 - 34 weeks - part 2 - just getting a 'quick' u/s done - babies lookin' good...though, baby B is being squished by baby A.....
U/S - Aug 3 - 35 weeks - induction date decided!! thank goodness - 'cause I am done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Induction date is August 18th - but I am already 2-3cm dialated - so we'll see if I meet 'the date'. Baby A weighs 6 lb 6 oz and baby B is 5lb 15 oz.
U/S - Aug 13 - 37 weeks - still sitting at 3cm dilated - confirmed induction date with L&D August 18th.

This pregnancy has been a long haul and I'm glad that it's nearly over!

Our 2 healthy baby boys arrived on Sunday August 19th - we are thrilled and over the moon......family is finally complete and now we can move on to the next chapter in our lives.......

#12 Oh2Be-a-Mommy

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 11:33 AM

Zoe & Lea---Try not to stress so much over the missing symptoms...getting yourself worked up with all that stress isn't good! Just try to stay positive! (I know it's difficult) My symptoms have consisted of swollen/tender breasts, slight cramping every now and then, I get extremely exhausted VERY quickly, and I have only have 1 wave of nausea...I woke up at 12:30AM and had to run straight to the bathroom, no vomit, but it probably would've felt better if I did! Lol.

The wait is killing me as well!!! Jan. 18th can't come fast enough!!!!!!!!
Me: 26
DH: 26
Dx: Male Factor
TTC since Oct. 2010


So the journey begins!
5/13/11 First Ovidrel injection
5/14/11 Artificial Insemination
5/26/11 Period :(
6-10/11 Break...
11/11/11 Began BCP

11/25/11 Began Lupron injections
11/28/11 Last BCP
12/2/11 Began Follistim injections
12/11/11 Ovidrel injection
12/13/11 ER (39 eggs!!!) My ovaries got as big as grapefruits (ave. size=almond) everything was pushing up into my abdomen making it hard to catch a breath :/
12/14/11 Embryologists report: 31 healthy enough to be fertilized through ICSI, 8 abnormal. 15 fertilized/developed perfectly, 10-abnormal, & 6-still being monitored...I also began Prometrium today, later today I got a call that 2/6 being monitored made correct developments, bringing the # of fertilized eggs up to 17!!!
12/16/11 ET (2 healthy 8 cell embryos) 5-Cryopreserved, 14-did not fertilize or were abnormal, 10-remain in culture Today the Dr. gave my husband and I the little dish that our transferred embryo's were in and told us that it was out first "cradle!!!" :)
12/21/11 Began Estrace
12/30/11 1st Beta- 478!!!
BFP!!! We're pregnant!!! OMG!!!!! We never thought this day would come!!!!!!!!
1/4/12 2nd Beta- got the call @ 3:30pm! It was 3,151!!! WOW!!!
1/18/12 1st Ultrasound! 7 weeks 1 day-----We're having TWINS!!! 1 measured 7w1d w/ 144bpm & the other
measured 7w0d w/ 145bpm
2/6/12 Dr.'s appointment at Ob-Gyn---babies look great, saw both heartbeats & 1 measured 10w1d the other measured 10w0d
Next:
2/27/12 Dr.'s appointment at Ob


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#13 hopeful123

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 01:12 PM

Just popping in to wish you guys a healthy pregnancy
Fingers crossed for your u/s
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3 natural m/c dec 99, mar 01,oct 07
clomid x1 -ohss
lap x 1 apr/05-endomet left tube blocked,half of left ovary resected
1st ivf cycle nov/05 developed mild ohss again
DEC 2ND/05 BFP u/s small sac slow heart beat small fetus misscariage at 9 weeks 1 day
fet may 06 -cancelled due to very rare -sub acute viral thyroiditis
fet oct 20-bfp ,beta 700 on nov 1 ,1700 on nov 3,3900 on nov 5 u/s 2 small sacs ,slow heart beat small fetuses m/c nov 23/06 ,day of our 9th wedding annivrsay
1 blast still frozen
IVF#2 july 07 7 BLASTS FROZEN 2 normal 2 have trisomies 3 not tested less than 6 cell on day 3 fet oct 25/07,transferred 2 instead of one ...oops
1st beta nov 2 bfp (again) 23,2nd beta 83 ,3rd beta 371 u/s nov 21 hb 118 bpm
beautiful baby boy Nayal born via planned c-section on july 3rd 2008 @ 12:35 pm

#14 Busted.Plumbing

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 02:16 PM

Hi ladies! I just wanted to mention that my symptoms came and went throughout my 1st tri. Then as soon as I hit 2nd tri they disappeared. It's hard, but try not to read into it too much. Best of luck to everyone!
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Sept/08 - Endo symptoms startAug/09 - Married/Off BCPJan/10 - US shows inflamed fallopian tubes (possible PID and hydrosalpinx)May/10 - Laparoscopy = minor stage 1 endometriosisMay/10 - HSG = clear tubes (no hydrosalpinx)Cycles 1 - 4 Clomid = BFNJan/11 - Enrolled in IVF waitlist (June/August IVF)Feb/11 - IUI #1 = BFNMarch/11 - HSG #2 - tubes all clearMarch/11 - IUI #2 = BFNJune/July/11 - IVF #1IVF#1 - Hyperstimulated - 40+ follies, 37 eggs retrieved, 32 mature, 23 fertilized. 11 frozen right away, 12 developed into perfect Grade A 8 cell blastocysts!!! (23 frozen embryos!!!)Transfer cancelled due to OHSS.September/October/11 - FET #1September 9th - start supressingOctober 12th - transfer of 2 day three embiesOctober 20th - faint second line!November 14th - U/S confirms singleton pregnancy, 133 bpmOctober 21st - no question; it's positive! Stick LO, stick!!Healthy singleton due July 2, 2012 :) H/B 163Anatomy Scan January 30, 2012 - TEAM PINK!Our Canada Day baby was born July 1st !May 2013 - FET #2 May 26th - transfer one blastMay 31st - faintest second line ever on CBE and FREPT! Stick LO, stick!June 1st - Very clear second line :) Thinking positive, sticky thoughts.June 17th - One little bean with a strong HB of 105 (I have a maternal RHR of 45!)Expecting another beautiful baby girl! Baby girl #2 born February 14, 2014 "Strength is born in the deep silence of long suffering hearts; not amid joy." - Arthur Helps

#15 Oh2Be-a-Mommy

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 10:05 PM

Thank you "hopeful123" & "Busted.Plumbing." This is my first pregnancy and I'm trying to stay as optimistic as possible. I'm keeping the faith and praying for everyone whose posts I read. COME ON JAN. 18TH!!! We'll count today as being over so that makes 10 days, right?! Lol. Posted Image
Me: 26
DH: 26
Dx: Male Factor
TTC since Oct. 2010


So the journey begins!
5/13/11 First Ovidrel injection
5/14/11 Artificial Insemination
5/26/11 Period :(
6-10/11 Break...
11/11/11 Began BCP

11/25/11 Began Lupron injections
11/28/11 Last BCP
12/2/11 Began Follistim injections
12/11/11 Ovidrel injection
12/13/11 ER (39 eggs!!!) My ovaries got as big as grapefruits (ave. size=almond) everything was pushing up into my abdomen making it hard to catch a breath :/
12/14/11 Embryologists report: 31 healthy enough to be fertilized through ICSI, 8 abnormal. 15 fertilized/developed perfectly, 10-abnormal, & 6-still being monitored...I also began Prometrium today, later today I got a call that 2/6 being monitored made correct developments, bringing the # of fertilized eggs up to 17!!!
12/16/11 ET (2 healthy 8 cell embryos) 5-Cryopreserved, 14-did not fertilize or were abnormal, 10-remain in culture Today the Dr. gave my husband and I the little dish that our transferred embryo's were in and told us that it was out first "cradle!!!" :)
12/21/11 Began Estrace
12/30/11 1st Beta- 478!!!
BFP!!! We're pregnant!!! OMG!!!!! We never thought this day would come!!!!!!!!
1/4/12 2nd Beta- got the call @ 3:30pm! It was 3,151!!! WOW!!!
1/18/12 1st Ultrasound! 7 weeks 1 day-----We're having TWINS!!! 1 measured 7w1d w/ 144bpm & the other
measured 7w0d w/ 145bpm
2/6/12 Dr.'s appointment at Ob-Gyn---babies look great, saw both heartbeats & 1 measured 10w1d the other measured 10w0d
Next:
2/27/12 Dr.'s appointment at Ob


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#16 Nelly

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 11:03 AM

Hi ladies - I'm not as far along as you are, I'm five weeks five days as of today and I still have no symptoms. My boobs feel normal, I'm not nauseated and I have my normal levels of energy. Still waiting to feel even the slightest bit pregnant. My US is not until the 23rd. Anyone else not having any symptoms at all?

#17 zoe101

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 03:44 PM

Thanks every one for the encouragement.
Nelly- I am 6 week today and barely have any symptoms other than my breasts being tender on and off. When I was pregnant in the summer, I had every symptom and very early on. Worries me, but I know every pregnancy is different. Hopefully I can breath a sigh of relief on Tues. Thankfully my clinic does ultrasounds week 6! The wait sucks.

Age 33. DH 37

IUI X 4 - BFN

IVF #1- Aug 2010 - Chemical

FET #1 - Dec 2010-BFN

FET # 2 - Jan 2011- BFN

FET #3- March 2011- BFN

FET #4 - May 2011 - BFP- Missed miscarriage 9.5 weeks

FET#5 - Sept 2011 - BFN - URGGGG will this ever work !!?

FET#6 - Dec 2011 - BFP- Miscarriage blighted ovum

FET #7 -Aug 2012- BFN

IVF# 2 - with PGD testing- Nov 2012 -  BFP!!!

ITS A BOY !!!! E.D.D Aug 15th/2013

#18 andstillwaiting

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 06:33 PM

Hi Nelly
I didn't have any symptoms at that stage either. Enjoy it while you can. My nausea set in at 8.5 weeks and it was all day every day up until about week 14. Then the last week it has been on and off. More off, but I still get it when I eat. Can't wait for that symptom to be gone for good. Are you tired at all? That will come soon too! Other than that I had sore nipples but never got sore breasts like other women. It is different for everyone. We just want all the symptoms in the world to keep validating that we are indeed pregnant. Good luck at your ultrasound!!!


Hi ladies - I'm not as far along as you are, I'm five weeks five days as of today and I still have no symptoms. My boobs feel normal, I'm not nauseated and I have my normal levels of energy. Still waiting to feel even the slightest bit pregnant. My US is not until the 23rd. Anyone else not having any symptoms at all?


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#19 Nelly

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 10:03 AM

Zoe101 & andstillwaiting - thanks for the response. I'll just wait then for the rough patches to hit! I'm sure they are on thier way.

I said before in this thread that I had plenty to keep me occupied, but i realized this weekend that on Saturday night I was actually bored. I haven't been bored in ages. But yes, its a realization that I have to expand my social life beyond going to a buddies house with my husband to have some beers and watch hockey. I've been avoiding social life ever since I found out I was pregnant because I'm dying to tell people and at the same time wanting to keep the pregnancy private for a while.

Is anyone else feeling kind of isolated during this early time in your pregnancy?

#20 Oh2Be-a-Mommy

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 10:12 AM

Nelly---I feel like I do nothing but stay in my house. :/ I really want to hang out with friends but do things that don't cost money! Lol. It seems like the only time I do much is on the weekends. I'm starting to get extreme cabin fever. I don't know how much longer I can handle it! I may just have to start going for walks or something, even if it's by myself.

A new sympton that started last night for me-----heartburn/indigestion.

I am 5 weeks and 6 days today and my symptoms are now- sore nipples, heartburn/indigestion, feeling tired, but that's really about it. "What to expect when you're expecting" is a book that a friend of ours gave us and the section about the 2nd month straight up says that you may question whether or not you are really pregnant.......so what you're feeling is normal. If I don't feel a symptom I question it as well but I'm just staying positive. I refuse to stress myself out over it...my HPT is proof enough! (The count down continues to my first Ulstrasound!!! 9 more days!!!)
Me: 26
DH: 26
Dx: Male Factor
TTC since Oct. 2010


So the journey begins!
5/13/11 First Ovidrel injection
5/14/11 Artificial Insemination
5/26/11 Period :(
6-10/11 Break...
11/11/11 Began BCP

11/25/11 Began Lupron injections
11/28/11 Last BCP
12/2/11 Began Follistim injections
12/11/11 Ovidrel injection
12/13/11 ER (39 eggs!!!) My ovaries got as big as grapefruits (ave. size=almond) everything was pushing up into my abdomen making it hard to catch a breath :/
12/14/11 Embryologists report: 31 healthy enough to be fertilized through ICSI, 8 abnormal. 15 fertilized/developed perfectly, 10-abnormal, & 6-still being monitored...I also began Prometrium today, later today I got a call that 2/6 being monitored made correct developments, bringing the # of fertilized eggs up to 17!!!
12/16/11 ET (2 healthy 8 cell embryos) 5-Cryopreserved, 14-did not fertilize or were abnormal, 10-remain in culture Today the Dr. gave my husband and I the little dish that our transferred embryo's were in and told us that it was out first "cradle!!!" :)
12/21/11 Began Estrace
12/30/11 1st Beta- 478!!!
BFP!!! We're pregnant!!! OMG!!!!! We never thought this day would come!!!!!!!!
1/4/12 2nd Beta- got the call @ 3:30pm! It was 3,151!!! WOW!!!
1/18/12 1st Ultrasound! 7 weeks 1 day-----We're having TWINS!!! 1 measured 7w1d w/ 144bpm & the other
measured 7w0d w/ 145bpm
2/6/12 Dr.'s appointment at Ob-Gyn---babies look great, saw both heartbeats & 1 measured 10w1d the other measured 10w0d
Next:
2/27/12 Dr.'s appointment at Ob


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#21 Lea

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 10:13 AM

Nelly - for sure i feel isolated! i don't want to go out unless i can wear an oversized shirt, coat anything big! I look like i am 5-6 preggers already! I hate the way i looks so i perfer to stay home and not have anyone ask "are you pregnant'? For sure i would lie anyway.

We will only tell our families if we hear a h/b and if all is good then we will probably wait 12-16 weeks before we really make it public.
me 42 DH 44
TTC: November 2005
MF: low sperm count

July 2007 #1 IVF & ICSI = BFN
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2 frosties in the freezer!
FET #1 Jan 25 /08 = BFN
---------------------------------------
May 2008 #2 IVF & ICSI = cancelled
---------------------------------------
July 2008 #2 IVF & ICIS = BFP!!
4 frosties in the freezer.
Our Daughter, Dani, Born April 29, 2009.
----------------------------------------
FET - April 2010 = Fat lady sang....though not the tune i was hoping for - BFN
----------------------------------------
Sept 2010 #3 IVF/ICIS
Synarel check sept 15 - E2 81
B/W sept 19 - E2 430
B/w & u/s sept 22 - E2 2063
B/w & u/s sept 25 - E2 5878
B/w & u/s sept 26 - E2 8282
ER - Sept 28 - 12 eggies
ET - Oct 1..... transfered 3-8 cell grade A
Beta Oct 14 - Fat lady is singing that nasty tune again - BFN
-----------------------------------------
RE follow up November 1st. RE says Dh swimmers are of poor quality and my eggs MAYBE old 'cause i'm 40 (lovely) only way to rule out my egg quality is to try donor sperm.
November 30 - great now i find out my tubes are blocked! frigg!
-----------------------------------------
Jan 2011 #4 IVF
Lupron supression check Jan 20 - E2 - 753 (needs to be under 200)
Jan 25 b/w E2 - 109
Jan 30 b/w - E2 - 714
Feb 1 b/w & u/s - E2 - 1705
Feb 4 b/w & u/s - E2 - 5795
Feb 5 b/w & u/s - E2 - 7946
ER - Feb 7 - 12 eggies
ET - Feb 10....transferred 1-9 cell, 2-8 cell - grades 1 & 2
Beta - Feb 24 14dp3dt - 37
Beta #2 - Feb 26 - 16dp3dt - 85
Beta #3 - Mar 4 - 444 rose by 73%
u/s mar 18 - no sac. no nothing.......beta 791
march 31 - ectopic pregnancy confirmed - thanks fat lady!!!!!
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FET Sept 28, 2011
Beta - Oct 13. Oh this Fat Lady - she sucks! BFN
-------------------------------------------
Purchased my ticket for my last & final ride on the rollercoaster!
Nov 2011 IVF/ICIS #5
Nov 25 b/w - E2 - 179
Nov 30 b/w & u/s - E2 - 2196
Dec 3 b/w & u/s - E2 - 4973
Dec 5 b/w & u/s - E2 - 9050
Dec 7 - ER - 9am
Dec 10 - ET - 4 embies.....3-8 cell, 1-7 cell....all Grade 1
Beta - Dec 25, Christmas day!!!!!, Santa, I'm not asking for much.....just a double line!!!
Early beta Dec 22 - 421!! Thank you Santa!
Beta Dec 29 - 2659
U/S - Jan 16 - OMG, TRIPLETS!!!! ALL measuring 7 wks ALL with very strong h/b
U/S - Jan 30 - Triplets doing well. Strong h/b, measuring on track 9+weeks.
Feb 3 - Appt. with High Risk OB - misscarried 1 baby, Twins are strong.
U/S - Feb 10 - Twins are doing well!!
NT Scan Feb 17 - very good Heart beats 160-165
U/S - March 8 - 14 weeks - babies are doing great
U/S - March 30 - 17 weeks - can find out gender........but i passed - i want the ultimate surprise!
U/S - April 19 - 20 Weeks - cervix length - awesome....5.6cm!
U/S - April 27 - 21 weeks - babies are doin' good!
U/S - May 10 - 23 weeks - cervix length 5cm - babies good - heart rates 140 -149.
U/S - May 24 - 25 weeks - check up went well.....confirmed that i will be induced or scheduled c-section for 38 weeks!!
U/S - June 8 - 27 weeks - cervix length still locked and loaded.......5cm babies looking good - baby A 2lb 7oz baby B 2lb 12oz
U/S - June 28 -30 weeks - baby A still bum down and baby b head down.....it's looking like a c-section for me!
U/S - July 13 - 32 weeks - baby A has turned (head down) their weights - baby A 3lbs 15 oz and baby B 4lbs 3oz
U/S - July 23 - 34 weeks - both babies doing well - measuring right on track.
U/S - July 27 - 34 weeks - part 2 - just getting a 'quick' u/s done - babies lookin' good...though, baby B is being squished by baby A.....
U/S - Aug 3 - 35 weeks - induction date decided!! thank goodness - 'cause I am done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Induction date is August 18th - but I am already 2-3cm dialated - so we'll see if I meet 'the date'. Baby A weighs 6 lb 6 oz and baby B is 5lb 15 oz.
U/S - Aug 13 - 37 weeks - still sitting at 3cm dilated - confirmed induction date with L&D August 18th.

This pregnancy has been a long haul and I'm glad that it's nearly over!

Our 2 healthy baby boys arrived on Sunday August 19th - we are thrilled and over the moon......family is finally complete and now we can move on to the next chapter in our lives.......

#22 Nelly

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 11:09 AM

Oh2be - we are on the same schedule I see as I am 5w6d today. Still no symptoms. I'm home from work today because I've got a raging cold in my face! Normally I would be the type to take some DayQuill and get to work but not now. I guess I'm feeling isolated, but at least its my own choice. I've watched more movies in the past month that I think i have seen all year.

Lea- yeah so far we have only told my mom and my best friend. They were the only ones who knew I was going for an IUI so naturally they wanted to know if it worked. We too will wait until our US and if everything checks out there we will tell close family. So you are showing already???

#23 Lea

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 12:51 PM

Nelly - not showing, but i 'look' like i'm pregnant. it happens to some people sometimes. I never had this happen to me last time, so who knows.....

Zoe - good luck at your u/s today! Hope everything went well!!
me 42 DH 44
TTC: November 2005
MF: low sperm count

July 2007 #1 IVF & ICSI = BFN
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2 frosties in the freezer!
FET #1 Jan 25 /08 = BFN
---------------------------------------
May 2008 #2 IVF & ICSI = cancelled
---------------------------------------
July 2008 #2 IVF & ICIS = BFP!!
4 frosties in the freezer.
Our Daughter, Dani, Born April 29, 2009.
----------------------------------------
FET - April 2010 = Fat lady sang....though not the tune i was hoping for - BFN
----------------------------------------
Sept 2010 #3 IVF/ICIS
Synarel check sept 15 - E2 81
B/W sept 19 - E2 430
B/w & u/s sept 22 - E2 2063
B/w & u/s sept 25 - E2 5878
B/w & u/s sept 26 - E2 8282
ER - Sept 28 - 12 eggies
ET - Oct 1..... transfered 3-8 cell grade A
Beta Oct 14 - Fat lady is singing that nasty tune again - BFN
-----------------------------------------
RE follow up November 1st. RE says Dh swimmers are of poor quality and my eggs MAYBE old 'cause i'm 40 (lovely) only way to rule out my egg quality is to try donor sperm.
November 30 - great now i find out my tubes are blocked! frigg!
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Jan 2011 #4 IVF
Lupron supression check Jan 20 - E2 - 753 (needs to be under 200)
Jan 25 b/w E2 - 109
Jan 30 b/w - E2 - 714
Feb 1 b/w & u/s - E2 - 1705
Feb 4 b/w & u/s - E2 - 5795
Feb 5 b/w & u/s - E2 - 7946
ER - Feb 7 - 12 eggies
ET - Feb 10....transferred 1-9 cell, 2-8 cell - grades 1 & 2
Beta - Feb 24 14dp3dt - 37
Beta #2 - Feb 26 - 16dp3dt - 85
Beta #3 - Mar 4 - 444 rose by 73%
u/s mar 18 - no sac. no nothing.......beta 791
march 31 - ectopic pregnancy confirmed - thanks fat lady!!!!!
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FET Sept 28, 2011
Beta - Oct 13. Oh this Fat Lady - she sucks! BFN
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Purchased my ticket for my last & final ride on the rollercoaster!
Nov 2011 IVF/ICIS #5
Nov 25 b/w - E2 - 179
Nov 30 b/w & u/s - E2 - 2196
Dec 3 b/w & u/s - E2 - 4973
Dec 5 b/w & u/s - E2 - 9050
Dec 7 - ER - 9am
Dec 10 - ET - 4 embies.....3-8 cell, 1-7 cell....all Grade 1
Beta - Dec 25, Christmas day!!!!!, Santa, I'm not asking for much.....just a double line!!!
Early beta Dec 22 - 421!! Thank you Santa!
Beta Dec 29 - 2659
U/S - Jan 16 - OMG, TRIPLETS!!!! ALL measuring 7 wks ALL with very strong h/b
U/S - Jan 30 - Triplets doing well. Strong h/b, measuring on track 9+weeks.
Feb 3 - Appt. with High Risk OB - misscarried 1 baby, Twins are strong.
U/S - Feb 10 - Twins are doing well!!
NT Scan Feb 17 - very good Heart beats 160-165
U/S - March 8 - 14 weeks - babies are doing great
U/S - March 30 - 17 weeks - can find out gender........but i passed - i want the ultimate surprise!
U/S - April 19 - 20 Weeks - cervix length - awesome....5.6cm!
U/S - April 27 - 21 weeks - babies are doin' good!
U/S - May 10 - 23 weeks - cervix length 5cm - babies good - heart rates 140 -149.
U/S - May 24 - 25 weeks - check up went well.....confirmed that i will be induced or scheduled c-section for 38 weeks!!
U/S - June 8 - 27 weeks - cervix length still locked and loaded.......5cm babies looking good - baby A 2lb 7oz baby B 2lb 12oz
U/S - June 28 -30 weeks - baby A still bum down and baby b head down.....it's looking like a c-section for me!
U/S - July 13 - 32 weeks - baby A has turned (head down) their weights - baby A 3lbs 15 oz and baby B 4lbs 3oz
U/S - July 23 - 34 weeks - both babies doing well - measuring right on track.
U/S - July 27 - 34 weeks - part 2 - just getting a 'quick' u/s done - babies lookin' good...though, baby B is being squished by baby A.....
U/S - Aug 3 - 35 weeks - induction date decided!! thank goodness - 'cause I am done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Induction date is August 18th - but I am already 2-3cm dialated - so we'll see if I meet 'the date'. Baby A weighs 6 lb 6 oz and baby B is 5lb 15 oz.
U/S - Aug 13 - 37 weeks - still sitting at 3cm dilated - confirmed induction date with L&D August 18th.

This pregnancy has been a long haul and I'm glad that it's nearly over!

Our 2 healthy baby boys arrived on Sunday August 19th - we are thrilled and over the moon......family is finally complete and now we can move on to the next chapter in our lives.......

#24 Oh2Be-a-Mommy

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 01:59 PM

Nelly---that's exciting to know that someones on the exact same track as me! Posted Image So, your first US isn't until the 23rd? I've been watching a lot of TV/Movies/DVR as well.........probably to much. Posted Image I want to exercise (at least) but I've ben having some breathing issues...like I can't catch a deep breath. It's not every single day but it wears me down and I can't to anything that exerts me. It started when I was doing my injections and my ovaries started getting bigger then went away Christmas day and came back within the past few days.

This is my very first pregnancy...how about you ladies? I think that's why I'm so anxious for the 18th to get here!!!
Me: 26
DH: 26
Dx: Male Factor
TTC since Oct. 2010


So the journey begins!
5/13/11 First Ovidrel injection
5/14/11 Artificial Insemination
5/26/11 Period :(
6-10/11 Break...
11/11/11 Began BCP

11/25/11 Began Lupron injections
11/28/11 Last BCP
12/2/11 Began Follistim injections
12/11/11 Ovidrel injection
12/13/11 ER (39 eggs!!!) My ovaries got as big as grapefruits (ave. size=almond) everything was pushing up into my abdomen making it hard to catch a breath :/
12/14/11 Embryologists report: 31 healthy enough to be fertilized through ICSI, 8 abnormal. 15 fertilized/developed perfectly, 10-abnormal, & 6-still being monitored...I also began Prometrium today, later today I got a call that 2/6 being monitored made correct developments, bringing the # of fertilized eggs up to 17!!!
12/16/11 ET (2 healthy 8 cell embryos) 5-Cryopreserved, 14-did not fertilize or were abnormal, 10-remain in culture Today the Dr. gave my husband and I the little dish that our transferred embryo's were in and told us that it was out first "cradle!!!" :)
12/21/11 Began Estrace
12/30/11 1st Beta- 478!!!
BFP!!! We're pregnant!!! OMG!!!!! We never thought this day would come!!!!!!!!
1/4/12 2nd Beta- got the call @ 3:30pm! It was 3,151!!! WOW!!!
1/18/12 1st Ultrasound! 7 weeks 1 day-----We're having TWINS!!! 1 measured 7w1d w/ 144bpm & the other
measured 7w0d w/ 145bpm
2/6/12 Dr.'s appointment at Ob-Gyn---babies look great, saw both heartbeats & 1 measured 10w1d the other measured 10w0d
Next:
2/27/12 Dr.'s appointment at Ob


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#25 poisondoc

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 06:08 PM

Thread crashing - just to let you guys know not to worry about not feeling any "symptoms" this early on...I didn't feel any "typical" pregnancy symptoms until I got closer to the end of my 1st trimester and even then it was just being really tired and having sore breast at times. I NEVER had morning sickness (which I was told was almost unheard of with twins), although I found that I definitely had some food adversions as I got further into my 1st trimester (I really preferred not to eat a lot of meat at that point). I found that having a positive attitude (which I know is hard after all the disappointments IVF can bring) was the best thing I could do - and busy yourself with work, exercise, and projects...reading, etc. The "waiting game" unfortunately does not end with your first ultrasound - it will rear it's ugly head again after the NT scan and IPS screen, the 20 week ultrasound (anatomy scan), amnio (if you opt for one), and even birth. More then anything, try to spend these next 34+ weeks enjoying your pregnancy. It may not seem like it now, but it really does go by very quickly. Congratulations to all of you on your pregnancies!!
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Me - 38 (no fertility issues, except age)
DH - 44 (vasectomy, 19 yrs ago)

TESA aspiration on 3/21/2011 - success!

IVF #1
Baseline ultrasound -May 4th
Stimming begins -May 7th
ER - May 16th, retrieved 12, 10 mature
10 out of 10 eggs fertilized with ICSI!!
Our 10 little embryos are tucked in nice and warm, happily growing (positive vibes) in the incubator until May 21st
ET- May 21st: 2 blasts - 1 grade 1, 1 grade 2; 2 blasts made it to frosties!
Beta #1: May 30th - 149. BFP!!!
Beta #2: June 1st - 327.
U/S #1: June 16th - TWINS! Saw heart beats, but will take all measurements at U/S #2
U/S #2: June 23rd - babies measuring right on track, HBs in the 130s!
U/S #3: July 14th - babies both measuring 10w4d, heart rates Baby A 170; Baby B 174.
Anatomy scan and amnio - August 24th: FISH tests and amino are completely normal for both babies. Babies are measuring right on track, Baby A HR 145, Baby B HR 151. Genders are staying a surprise until birth day!
36 week ultrasound - Baby A (breech) measuring 5 lbs 3 oz. and Baby B (vertex) measuring 6 lbs. 12 oz.
We welcomed our daughters to our family January 19, 2012 at 37w4d.

"Before you were conceived I wanted you. Before you were born I loved you. Before you were here an hour I would give my life for you. This is the miracle of love. ~ Maureen Hawkins"



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