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#26 Nelly

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 09:35 AM

Lea - yeah I have become a bit bloated in that area. I don't know if you know what I'm talking about but Reitman's sells these pants and jeans that have no buttons or zippers - they are like maternity pants for the non-pregnant. They have been really comfortable lately. Oh, and leggings and skirts.

Oh2Be - yes we are on the same schedule but yeah my US is not until the 23rd. My trainer I work with said that even if you can manage to walk short distances a few times a day (like around the block) that its still exercise if you can manage it. But yeah, you shouldn't let yourself get to the point where you are out of breath - that is not good. Yes - this is my first pregnancy and I feel like I won the lottery because it was my first cycle ever. I was honestly so shocked because I never imagined that it would happen that fast.

Poisondoc - Thanks for the advice. I think once the warmer weather comes in April time just seems to move quickly. The winter here can seem like an eternity when you are cooped up in the house. Although I'm sure Lea can attest - winter has not yet hit in our part of Canada and its January already. Winter may not come at all this year!

Maybe I'll get away with no symptoms at all. One thing I have started to notice is that my appetite is suppressed. Its hard figuring out what to eat when you aren't really hungry - and that's a big change for me because as a really physically active person, I'm used to having to eat enough to sustain my activity. Right now, eating is an obligation for me.

#27 ErinM

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 09:35 AM

*thread crashing as well*

zoe101 - Just read of your BFP today!!!!! Congrats! Can't wait to check back in about your Ultrasound today!!!

IVF # 1
Nov 14/10 - Transferred 1 Blastocyte (3AA) and froze 6 others
Nov 26/10 - BFP! Beta was 767
Dec 1/10 - 2nd Beta was 3187
Dec 12/10 - Miscarried. Beta is 2400

On to FET #1 - Feb/11
March 16/11 - Fet #1 - Transferred 2 beautiful blasts w/ Assisted Hatching
March 28 - BFP! Beta is 659
April 1 - 2nd Beta 2769
April 4 - Miscarried. Ultrasound confirmed no sac

May/11-July/11 - Had Autoimmune bloodwork done, as well as karyotyping to see if there are any abnormalities.

On to FET #2
July 16/11 - Start bcp again
Aug 3/11 - Cancelled Cycle due to Vit D Deficiency. Now on supplements.

Re-try FET #2 -
Sept 21/11 - FET #2 - Transferred 2 beautiful blasts w/ Assisted Hatching
Oct 1/11 - BFP on a HPT
Oct 3/11 - Beta was 4 = BFN

E-tegrity Biopsy done- results came back normal

IVF #2 -
Jan 30/12 - Transferred 2 - 3 day embryos. Froze 3 Blasts
Feb 13/12 - BFP! Beta is 821
Feb 21/12 - 2nd Beta = 16,131
May 1/12 - 15w Scan = 2 Babies Look fantastic
May 21/12- Delivered 2 beautiful little girls @ 18 weeks. Taken from this world much too soon.

FET #3 - Here we go again...
Aug 29/12 - transferred 2 blasts - 3AA / 3BA
Sept 10/12 - BFP Beta = 264
Sept 14/12 - Beta = 106 Chemical

Papework is started for International Adoption from Russia!

IVF #3
Jan 20/13 - Retrieved 7 eggs... of which 5 are Mature
Jan 23/13 - Transferred 2 beautiful 3 day embryos
Feb 6/13 - Beta = 1324
Feb 12/13 - Beta = 13,475
Mar 3/13 - 8 week Ultrasound - Twins!
Apr 22/13 - Cerclage was placed, on Bedrest.  Twins still doing ok at 14w1d

May 23/13 - 24 Weeks and counting!  Still on Bedrest till delivery

July 21/13 - 28 Weeks .. still on bedrest

Aug 17/13 - 31w6d... Ali and Lea were born weighing 3.4 and 4.1 respectively. Girls are healthy and growing and waiting to come home from NICU!


#28 Lea

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 10:47 AM

Nelly, eating for me is a chore too right now. I like to have a little pasta with my dinner a few times a week - but not this week. I can't stomach the idea of eating it. Same with cereal, i always have cereal before i go to bed and the last few nights, i couldn't choke it down. I might have to change my brand of cereal, because it's not workin' for me!!!

I can't believe for January that we have no snow.....I think we're gonna get it somewhere down the line........hate snow! lol.

Thanks for the info on the reitman's pants. i've never heard of that style, may have to go and check them out!
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.......

#29 Oh2Be-a-Mommy

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 05:50 PM

Nelly---same here. This is my first IVF cycle...we have been very blessed thus far.

As far as eating---I find myself trying to eat when I'm supposed to and snack in between but I have a hard time figuring out what I'm in the mood for. I'm not saying that it's a "symptom" per say but I say to myself, "Hmmm, I could eat this or that...?" & then get turned off when I look at it. Lol. I don't know...it's not that I'm disgusted by it or it makes me feel sick but it's more like I'm more indecisive or something! Anyone else???
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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#30 zoe101

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 10:04 AM

Hey Ladies - sadly my u/s did not go well Posted Image The sack was measuring right, but they could not see the heartbeat or fetal pole URgg. Heart breaking to say the least. 98% chance that its a miscarriage. I go back in a week and if nature doesnt take it's course we will discuss our options.
Wish I had better news to share.

I wish you all a healthy and happy 9 months!

All the best!

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

#31 Nelly

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 10:04 AM

Oh2Be - yes its the indecision that's a pain in the arse right now. If someone made me a meal and just put it in front of me I would gladly eat it with no problems. But trying to decide what to make for dinner every night is hard because I just don't know what I want. And I don't know if that's a pregnancy symptom, but it is a current issue with me too.
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#32 Nelly

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 10:08 AM

I'm sorry to hear that Zoe101. You must be so disappointed.

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 12:55 PM

Zoe - I'm so sorry to hear your news....thinking of you........
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.......

#34 Oh2Be-a-Mommy

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 03:23 PM

Zoe101---I am so sorry. You and your DH are in my prayers...praying for the best for you guys. Just try to stay positive, I know it's very difficult, but try.
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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#35 Oh2Be-a-Mommy

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 03:26 PM

6 more days!!!!! Oh, come on 18th, hurry up already! 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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#36 Nelly

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 09:36 AM

OH2Be - make sure you update us on your US tomorrow. I hope it goes well for you.

Lea had a great US yesterday so I see. Triplets!

I'm finally starting to feel a little bit pregnant. I've got some cramping and by boobs are sore now, but I still have full energy so I hope that stays with me. So its starting to feel more real. I'm just dying to tell people at this point.

#37 Lea

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 10:56 AM

Yep Nelly, had a good u/s yesterday!! Triplets on board! I have another u/s Jan 30.

Good luck tomorrow Oh2be.
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.......

#38 Oh2Be-a-Mommy

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 11:31 AM

Nelly & Lea---Thank you!!! I'm nervous but ecstatic at the same time! I just can't believe it's finally time!!! I will definitely post again tomorrow to let you ladies know how it goes!

Lea---OMG!!! Congratulations!!! You're definitely going to have your hands full!!! Lol. That's exciting news and I am so happy for you!
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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#39 Nelly

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 01:24 PM

So what do they tell you at your first ultrasound? Are they just looking for a heartbeat? Will they estimate a due date? What kinds of information do you get at your first ultrasound?

#40 Lea

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 01:43 PM

Nelly - our clinic will not give you a heartrate. They will show you the "flicker" . They will give you a due date and will ask you what OB you would like (Stay away from Dr. Andrea White - that's if you are going to deliver in London) just fyi there.........and they will tell you if your bean is measuring on track and you will get a picture of the lil' one! They will also inform your family Dr. but i did that anyway right after my u/s.

Dr. Rebel did my u/s as she is only there on Mondays so good chance you will have her next Monday??
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.......

#41 Nelly

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 02:25 PM

Nelly - our clinic will not give you a heartrate. They will show you the "flicker" . They will give you a due date and will ask you what OB you would like (Stay away from Dr. Andrea White - that's if you are going to deliver in London) just fyi there.........and they will tell you if your bean is measuring on track and you will get a picture of the lil' one! They will also inform your family Dr. but i did that anyway right after my u/s.

Dr. Rebel did my u/s as she is only there on Mondays so good chance you will have her next Monday??


OK now I'm confused! Do I have to choose an OB? I plan on delivering in Sarnia as its much closer to my home. Will they recommend one or give me some names? I have no idea. I think I had Dr. Rebel for some of my monitoring.

ps - no wonder you are showing already! I bet that all makes sense now.

#42 Lea

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 02:48 PM


Nelly - our clinic will not give you a heartrate. They will show you the "flicker" . They will give you a due date and will ask you what OB you would like (Stay away from Dr. Andrea White - that's if you are going to deliver in London) just fyi there.........and they will tell you if your bean is measuring on track and you will get a picture of the lil' one! They will also inform your family Dr. but i did that anyway right after my u/s.

Dr. Rebel did my u/s as she is only there on Mondays so good chance you will have her next Monday??


OK now I'm confused! Do I have to choose an OB? I plan on delivering in Sarnia as its much closer to my home. Will they recommend one or give me some names? I have no idea. I think I had Dr. Rebel for some of my monitoring.

ps - no wonder you are showing already! I bet that all makes sense now.


Yep! you choose your OB! And if you have no clue then they will recommend one to you. BUT I have no idea if they will recommend an OB if you're going to be delivering in Sarnia - never been in an 'out of town' situation before - but ask.

Do you have a family Dr.? Check with him about OB's in Sarnia. What about family/friends - have they delivered in Sarnia? You don't need an OB off the get go you have a few weeks yet. My OB last time didn't see me (1st visit) until i was around 12-14 weeks.

Don't stress over this - you have time!
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.......

#43 Oh2Be-a-Mommy

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 10:22 AM

Lea---I found out yesterday that I'm having TWINS! :) Hehehe. My pants have been fitting tightly (sooner than I thought it would be) so that explains that...I can't imagine how you must be feeling! I'm excited/overwhelmed at the thought of having two at one time, much less three!!!
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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#44 Lea

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 11:06 AM

Lea---I found out yesterday that I'm having TWINS! Posted Image Hehehe. My pants have been fitting tightly (sooner than I thought it would be) so that explains that...I can't imagine how you must be feeling! I'm excited/overwhelmed at the thought of having two at one time, much less three!!!


Congrats on your twins! Lots of multiples these days! Make sure that you sign up at "Multiples Association" you can get great discounts. I know that London has a chapter, though I just noticed that you are in the USA, so I'm not sure of your location, but something that you might want to look into!!

Dh & I are very concerned about health risks for both me and babies. Overwhelming, holy shit - what are we going to do, scared, still shocked, kicks in before excitement does!!
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.......

#45 Oh2Be-a-Mommy

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 11:59 AM


Lea---I found out yesterday that I'm having TWINS! Posted Image Hehehe. My pants have been fitting tightly (sooner than I thought it would be) so that explains that...I can't imagine how you must be feeling! I'm excited/overwhelmed at the thought of having two at one time, much less three!!!


Congrats on your twins! Lots of multiples these days! Make sure that you sign up at "Multiples Association" you can get great discounts. I know that London has a chapter, though I just noticed that you are in the USA, so I'm not sure of your location, but something that you might want to look into!!

Dh & I are very concerned about health risks for both me and babies. Overwhelming, holy shit - what are we going to do, scared, still shocked, kicks in before excitement does!!


Oh ok! I'll see if I can find something like there here in the US. I can't say I can blame you for being worried. Even I'm a little worried when the Dr. throws out the words "High Risk." So, I'll be praying for you and your babies. I'm sure everything will be just fine, but a little bit of prayer never hurts anyone! :)
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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#46 Lea

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 09:34 AM

Nelly best of luck 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
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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.......

#47 Oh2Be-a-Mommy

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 10:05 AM

Thinking about you today Nelly! Best of luck!!! :)
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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#48 Nelly

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 03:38 PM

Hi everyone, thanks for the well wishes.

So there was definatly a heartbeat and everything look great, but its measuring exactly one week behind. I'm 7w6d today but the baby is 6w6d. So I have to go back in two weeks to see if its still developing. The doc and nurse didn't say much, other than they don't get excited about it being a week behind but that we'll just have to wait two weeks and see.

So I'm still feeling positive and confident, I didn't really get all the answers I was hoping for. But then again I don't expect a doc to just tell me what I want to hear. From my google research so far its pretty common for this to happen, but it seems like the issue is mostly miscalculating when you ovulated,and that is not the case here.

Fingers crossed and waiting two more weeks!

#49 Lea

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 11:09 AM

Hey Nelly!

If the Dr. wasn't worried - then that's good news! I've heard of lots of baby's measuring behind and everything was ok in the end.

Did the Dr. answer any of your questions regarding OB in Sarnia or are you waiting to see what happens at your next u/s?

My fingers and toes are crossed for you and I hope the next 2 weeks fly by for you!
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.......

#50 Nelly

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 01:04 PM

Thanks Lea,

I don't know, I kind of left with the impression that since there was nothing definite to say, they just kept giving vague answers. So I don't know. Its like they didn't want to reassure me or give me false cause to be worried. But thats OK, its their jobs to present me with facts and realities.The doc didn't seem like she was in a good mood and was pretty snippy to the nurse. The whole thing was kind of uncomfortable.There was no discussion about an OB, so I'm assuming we will wait until the next appointment to see if we are there yet?

I'm terrible for not asking questions when I should. I'm usually very nervous at appointments and I just get anxious and don't think about things until it's too late.