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#1 Shelly74

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 07:54 AM

Has anyone seen the trailor for this movie? It looks pretty good, if only it was that easy.
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Me-39, DH-48
ttc- October 2007
Lap- February 2009, fibroids, two blocked tubes
August 7 2009 - Diagnosed with PCOS on top of my blocked tubes. I'd like to have a few words with Mother Nature!!!
August 8 2009 start Metformin
IVF #1
September 29th 2009 - Begin sniffing Synarel....finally.
October 15th 2009 - Gonal F 225iu
October 28th 2009 - ER
October 31st 2009 - ET .....or so I thought.
IVF#2/ICSI
March 20th- Begin sniffing Synarel
April 8th - Gonal F 225iu
April 19th- ER.........please let me make it to transfer
April 22nd - ET 9 embryos, one 8cell, one 7 cell transfered, 4 going on ice
May 5th- Beta - BFN

August 2010 - FET#1- Hopefully more luck with a summer baby.

Aug.24th- Start Estrace
Sept.7th- Transfer - Please, please God let this be it!!!!
Sept.23rd- Beta- BFFN (needed to add that extra F)......again.
Oct.25th- Follow up, hopefully can take a different direction and get different results.

IVF#3/ICSI - Short Protocol

Nov 1- Puregon 225iu
Nov 6- Orgalutran
Nov 13- ER 11 eggs, 11 injected, 7 divided
Nov 16- ET- Transfered 3-8 celled embryos, snuggle in little ones, get comfy cozy.
Dec 1- Beta - BFN, suprise, suprise. 2 frozen. Taking a much needed break.

 

Sept. 2013- IVF/ICSI #4 (and final)

 

Sept. 17th- Beginning DHEA and CoQ10
March 18 2014- ER 5 eggs

March 22- ET 3 embryos none to freeze

April 5- th_abfp.gif

April 8- began to bleed

April 21- confirmed m/c 8388.gif

June 5- follow up appointment. Looking to transfer last 2 embryos.

 

 

 

 

Jan 10th 2012 - Finally married my best friend in Ocho Rios Jamaica after 12 years of being together!!! Emoticons09710.gif

 


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#2 gibasgirl

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:08 AM

What is it about?

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 01:37 PM

I did see the trailer. It looks like touching movie.


Me: 35 DH:35
Dx: Unexplained
Started ttc September 2006
November 2007 - Initial consult at LifeQuest
January 2008 - Diagnostic testing.
February 2008 - Test results - No problems with DH. Dr. suspected I had a PCOS variant and that I probably wasn't ovulating. Suggested superovulation (injectibles) with or without IUI
Decided to forgo treatment for the time being and focus on improving my health.
March 2008 - October 2009 - LOTS of alternative therapy. You name it, I tried it!
February 2009 - confirmed via cycle monitoring I was now ovulating and my ovaries both look fine. Officially unexplained IF. Hmmm, now what?
Next Steps: Had initial consult with Dr. Virro at Markham Fertility Centre on October 1, 2009. Hysteroscopy/laproscopy performed on February 5, 2010. Post op appointment on March 8, 2010. Found out one small spot of endo removed from uterus and a very tiny septum resected.
Started BCP on March 31, 2010.
First IVF (first anything!) cycle after.
Last BCP April 20th.
Started stims: April 25 (Puregon - varied from 100iu to 42.5iu, Menopur - 75iu, and orgalutron)
ER date - May 5th.
14 retrieved, 11 mature, 7 fertilized - 4 via IVF, 3 via ICSI
3 days past retrieval - 5 8-cell embryos (3 via IVF, 2 via ICSI), 2 lagging 6-cell embryos (1 via IVF, 1 via ICSI)
ET on May 10, 5day past retrieval - tranferred 1 "superb, could sell it on e-bay" embaby - grade 5AB0! 4 more "lovely" totsicles (2 5day, 2 6day). The ivf embies did better than the icsi embies.
Beta - May 21s: BFP! Beta was 507! Still early days, but we're happy to be pg!
Viability scan - June 11. Baby right on track, heartrate of 140bpm, measuring 7weeks 1day at just over 1cm long. HOWEVER, big cyst in my right ovary. Going back for another u/s in two weeks to monitor the cyst.
U/S to monitor cyst - June 24 - cyst shrank slightly. Baby still measuring on track, 9weeks 1day and just over 2cm long, heartrate of 167bpm
12week u/s - July 12 - cyst had shrank to 2cm. Baby looked like a baby! Moving around and flailing arms and legs. Just over 5.5cm long, heartrate of 160bpm. Nuchal scan and nasal bone both looked good. Doctor's appointment went well.
20 week ultrasound and doctors appointment - baby looks good - its a girl :) Test results from IPS test show a 1 in 20,000 risk of a chromosomal abnormality. Placenta is partially covering cervix, doctor will check again at 32 weeks.
26 week doctors appointment - GD test
30 week doctors appointment - got GD test results, I passed. Baby measuring on track, good strong heartbeat :)
32 week doctors appointment - u/s to check placenta position to see if it has been pulled up from my cervix and also to check baby's size

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#4 Shelly74

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 01:57 PM

Thanks Luckypenny for adding the trailer. I wanted, to but I'm so computer illiterate, yikes. LOL

Me-39, DH-48
ttc- October 2007
Lap- February 2009, fibroids, two blocked tubes
August 7 2009 - Diagnosed with PCOS on top of my blocked tubes. I'd like to have a few words with Mother Nature!!!
August 8 2009 start Metformin
IVF #1
September 29th 2009 - Begin sniffing Synarel....finally.
October 15th 2009 - Gonal F 225iu
October 28th 2009 - ER
October 31st 2009 - ET .....or so I thought.
IVF#2/ICSI
March 20th- Begin sniffing Synarel
April 8th - Gonal F 225iu
April 19th- ER.........please let me make it to transfer
April 22nd - ET 9 embryos, one 8cell, one 7 cell transfered, 4 going on ice
May 5th- Beta - BFN

August 2010 - FET#1- Hopefully more luck with a summer baby.

Aug.24th- Start Estrace
Sept.7th- Transfer - Please, please God let this be it!!!!
Sept.23rd- Beta- BFFN (needed to add that extra F)......again.
Oct.25th- Follow up, hopefully can take a different direction and get different results.

IVF#3/ICSI - Short Protocol

Nov 1- Puregon 225iu
Nov 6- Orgalutran
Nov 13- ER 11 eggs, 11 injected, 7 divided
Nov 16- ET- Transfered 3-8 celled embryos, snuggle in little ones, get comfy cozy.
Dec 1- Beta - BFN, suprise, suprise. 2 frozen. Taking a much needed break.

 

Sept. 2013- IVF/ICSI #4 (and final)

 

Sept. 17th- Beginning DHEA and CoQ10
March 18 2014- ER 5 eggs

March 22- ET 3 embryos none to freeze

April 5- th_abfp.gif

April 8- began to bleed

April 21- confirmed m/c 8388.gif

June 5- follow up appointment. Looking to transfer last 2 embryos.

 

 

 

 

Jan 10th 2012 - Finally married my best friend in Ocho Rios Jamaica after 12 years of being together!!! Emoticons09710.gif

 


All great achievements require time. ~ Maya Angelou


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Posted 06 August 2012 - 07:25 PM

I saw a preview for it at the theatre earlier this year and have been noticing the commercials... emotionally it always brings tears to my eyes. So sensitive now to even a statement like, "They always wished they could have a child"... bring on the waterworks!!
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 09:55 PM

There is also a new show this fall on tv called "The New Normal". Will check both out, but for sure you need to be in the right mindset before seeing the movie in public. And yes, my husband and I have totally made our lists of personality traits and planted them in our garden!! *Just in case!
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March 2011
IVF #1 BFP....5 week u/s found no embryos in sac - medicated miscarriage @ 6 weeks
Oct 2011
FET: BFN
Jan 2012
IVF #2 BFN

April 2012: Adoption Options application and seminar

Jan 2014: AO file renewed for year 2

March 2014: Looking for our donor

April 9 2014: Dr. Hudson at VFC feels I can carry if I follow a wheat-free diet, lose more weight, and all our tests come back normal. Will see how things go, and think we have found an egg donor!

Sept 29: start BCP, Preg Vit 5, Iron, Greens from It Works (I am a Distributor :)

Oct 17: Depo Lupron Shot, continue bcp, prenatal etc.

Oct 24: Last bcp, period should start in next 4 days

Oct 29 Blood test (Estradol and progesterone)

Oct 31 Start Estrace and 81mg aspirin

13 Nov - fly to Victoria with donor

14 Nov - base line u/s and bw, both of us.

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#7 Shelly74

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 06:27 PM

That is so sweet. I think I might have to do that myself. We say it out loud how we would want our child to be. He/she would definitly be into hockey and loving the Bruins...LOL. My husband would totally be the cool Dad, and I would be the strict, over protective mother...LOL. It's not a movie I think I could watch in public for sure without turning into a puddle.

Me-39, DH-48
ttc- October 2007
Lap- February 2009, fibroids, two blocked tubes
August 7 2009 - Diagnosed with PCOS on top of my blocked tubes. I'd like to have a few words with Mother Nature!!!
August 8 2009 start Metformin
IVF #1
September 29th 2009 - Begin sniffing Synarel....finally.
October 15th 2009 - Gonal F 225iu
October 28th 2009 - ER
October 31st 2009 - ET .....or so I thought.
IVF#2/ICSI
March 20th- Begin sniffing Synarel
April 8th - Gonal F 225iu
April 19th- ER.........please let me make it to transfer
April 22nd - ET 9 embryos, one 8cell, one 7 cell transfered, 4 going on ice
May 5th- Beta - BFN

August 2010 - FET#1- Hopefully more luck with a summer baby.

Aug.24th- Start Estrace
Sept.7th- Transfer - Please, please God let this be it!!!!
Sept.23rd- Beta- BFFN (needed to add that extra F)......again.
Oct.25th- Follow up, hopefully can take a different direction and get different results.

IVF#3/ICSI - Short Protocol

Nov 1- Puregon 225iu
Nov 6- Orgalutran
Nov 13- ER 11 eggs, 11 injected, 7 divided
Nov 16- ET- Transfered 3-8 celled embryos, snuggle in little ones, get comfy cozy.
Dec 1- Beta - BFN, suprise, suprise. 2 frozen. Taking a much needed break.

 

Sept. 2013- IVF/ICSI #4 (and final)

 

Sept. 17th- Beginning DHEA and CoQ10
March 18 2014- ER 5 eggs

March 22- ET 3 embryos none to freeze

April 5- th_abfp.gif

April 8- began to bleed

April 21- confirmed m/c 8388.gif

June 5- follow up appointment. Looking to transfer last 2 embryos.

 

 

 

 

Jan 10th 2012 - Finally married my best friend in Ocho Rios Jamaica after 12 years of being together!!! Emoticons09710.gif

 


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#8 Misconceived

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 07:40 PM

I really hope that this film actually explores the issues of infertility rather than just using it as a plot device that is resolved in the first 5 minutes that is just there to set up the rest of the movie.

It is Disney, so it will probably entirely gloss over the infertility part.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 08:25 PM

I really hope that this film actually explores the issues of infertility rather than just using it as a plot device that is resolved in the first 5 minutes that is just there to set up the rest of the movie.

It is Disney, so it will probably entirely gloss over the infertility part.


I have my doubts, but you never know Hollywood can surprise sometimes. For example "Up" (yes, the cartoon. Surprise!) dealt with infertility which was totally unexpected when I saw it and naturally I cried and so did DH. There's a Billy Crystal film from the 90s called "Forget Paris" and it devotes part of the storyline to infertility and it was done in a way that indicated the writer (or one of them) had some experience with infertility.
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 11:42 PM

I have my doubts, but you never know Hollywood can surprise sometimes. For example "Up" (yes, the cartoon. Surprise!) dealt with infertility which was totally unexpected when I saw it and naturally I cried and so did DH. There's a Billy Crystal film from the 90s called "Forget Paris" and it devotes part of the storyline to infertility and it was done in a way that indicated the writer (or one of them) had some experience with infertility.


"Up" was not only probably the best treatment of infertility in film ever... that opening sequence ranks as one of the top pieces of storytelling I have ever seen. I say that as someone who makes movies... everyone in the industry I know thinks that was about as perfect as you can get.
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#11 Lisa1995

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 01:30 PM

I bawled my eyes out in the theatre at that scene from Up! Totally unexpected too, I was so glad I had tissues on me that day.
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TTC #1: starting in Feb 2005 "unexplained" (immune issues, elevated NK cells, 2 heterozygous MTHFR and 2 heterozygous thrombophilias - Factor XIII and PAI-1 mutations)
me-42, DH-42, married since 1995!
Tried: Naturopath, Chinese herbs, Acupuncture, Homeopathy
4 un-medicated IUI's BFN
IVF # 1 18 eggs retrieved, 16 mature, 8 out of 16 fertilized (1/2 ICSI, half IVF), 5 made it to day 5 blast, transferred two, froze 3
first ever BFP m/c
FET #1 medicated, transferred two, started spotting 2 days later, full blown AF 5 days later (decided I don't react well to Estrace, will do natural frozen next time) BFN
FET #2 natural (but still with progesterone (crinone) support, transferred last blast from IVF #1 BFN
IVF #2 16 eggs retrieved, decided not to do ICSI this time since cycle #1 showed eggs could fertilize on their own, only 3 fertilized! None made it to blast for transfer no transfer! Disaster!
IVF #3 decided to add some repronex to the stims and do all ICSI. 18 eggs, 17 mature and 15 fertilized, 8 made it to day 5 blast. Transferred two blasts, froze 6 BFN
FET#3 added 3 HCG booster shots and doubled up on the crinone to prevent me from spotting early (as I often do), transferred 2 blasts, no spotting but a BFN anyway
FET #4- added ovidral just before my natural ovulation so they could pin point it more accurately with the 36 hour window, HCG shots again, plus double crinone BFN
January 2009 Consult with new RE in Markham - he finds a small septum, resected April 29, 09 - tells me to now try my last two frozen blasts
FET #5 - ET scheduled for June 15 (natural cycle with trigger, HCG booster and crinone) - BFN
On to Plan B- Switch clinic to Markham for
#4 Fresh IVF with IVIg, exploring immune testing - start BCP Sept 20. ER around week of Oct. 25
9 eggs retrieved, 1 immature, 1 fractured. 7 to work with. 4 out of 7 fertilized (Day 3: 1 8 cell grade 1, 2 8 cell grade 2 and 1 morula). Day 5 transferred 1 great blast and 1 morula (1 morula and 1 10 cell did not make it to freezing).
Beta Nov. 11 - BFP! (550) I am in shock!
Issues with spotting, Nov 20, second beta 11,000 and early ultrasound: saw gestational sac and yolk sac in the right place but concern about a cyst or possible ectopic near my ovary as well, 4 more ultrasounds over a 10 day period, last ultrasound on Dec. 2 'cyst' has not grown and baby measuring on target at 7wks, 1day with a heart beat of 153bpm.
Now taking Lovenox due to 2 heterozygous thrombophilias
Ultrasound on Dec. 18 (9 weeks, 5 days) baby on track, hb 167
Ultrasound on Dec. 22 due to extra heavy spotting, baby still measuring on track, hb 167 and dancing
Ultrasound on Jan. 8 (12 weeks, 5 days) baby on track, hb 160, baby doing crunches!
18 week anatomy scan scheduled for Feb. 16 - they lost my blood work for the second part of the IPS so no results for that today (they took blood again) but the 18 week scan went great, baby looked awesome and even gave us a little wave in between sucking her thumb and inspecting her toes. Yes, I said "her" - it's a little girl!
20 week ultrasound at Mt. Sinai and they agree, so far so good.
IPS results are in and they are excellent!
EDD: July 19, 2010
Baby girl arrived at 39 weeks, 2 days! July 14, 2010 3:12 am, weighing 7 pounds even.
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Did LIT, IVIg, Lovenox and low dose aspirin. 5 eggs retrieved, 1 immature, 1 fractured, 3 to work with, 2 fertilized with ICSI.
June 5, day 3 transfer of 2 8 cell grade 2 embryos.BFN
April 2014, one very last try - natural IVF with intralipids this time, 2! dominant follicles, 2 mature eggs retrieved, both fertilize with ICSI, day 3 transfer scheduled for April 13, transferred 1 8-cell grade one and 1 6-cell grade one (also using Lovenox and low dose ASA) -BFN, we are really done, not sure if it is now my immune system, or old eggs now too.


#12 KennyandFooty

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 01:59 PM

I think the infertility storyline will be significant, but not the focus of this film. I do think this movie is going to be...fantastic...and that sequence of "planning" who their child would be...I've done that with my husband. Posted Image I'll be bringing my tissues with me the night we see it!

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TTC 4+ years
Asthmatic - Bricanyl & Symbicort daily
Hydrosalpinges --> Bilateral Tubal removal


IVF#1 - September 2011 - Short protocol - Cancelled/Ectopic pregnancy; Tubal removal (October)
IVF#2 - March/April 2012 - Modified Microdose Flare Protocol - BFN - 3 frozen blasts
FET#1 - July 2012 - Cancelled; zero survive thaw
IVF#3 - October/November 2012 - Modified Microdose Flare Protocol - BFN - 3 frozen blasts
Hysteroscopy and Biopsy February 2013 - All results normal

FET#2 - BFP - March/April 2013 - EDD December 25, 2013

2 frosties waiting

January 1 - Our beautiful baby boy arrived after an emergency induction.  Completely in love! <3


#13 KennyandFooty

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 09:40 AM

Just wondering if anyone has gone to see this yet? I might go this weekend...

Me: 33 DH: 31
TTC 4+ years
Asthmatic - Bricanyl & Symbicort daily
Hydrosalpinges --> Bilateral Tubal removal


IVF#1 - September 2011 - Short protocol - Cancelled/Ectopic pregnancy; Tubal removal (October)
IVF#2 - March/April 2012 - Modified Microdose Flare Protocol - BFN - 3 frozen blasts
FET#1 - July 2012 - Cancelled; zero survive thaw
IVF#3 - October/November 2012 - Modified Microdose Flare Protocol - BFN - 3 frozen blasts
Hysteroscopy and Biopsy February 2013 - All results normal

FET#2 - BFP - March/April 2013 - EDD December 25, 2013

2 frosties waiting

January 1 - Our beautiful baby boy arrived after an emergency induction.  Completely in love! <3


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Posted 18 August 2012 - 10:06 AM

I have decided to watch it in the privacy of my home - only because my likely emotional reaction might be shocking to others :)

Looking forward to the reviews of those that see it in the theatre, though!

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 09:09 PM

I'd like to add in here that the movie 'Up' knocked me off my feet as well. I certainly would never have expected a cartoon kids movie to deal with infertility so honestly, with such rawness and depth that every fertile in the house understood what a life crisis it is. I guess it's true that actions do speak louder than words sometimes. Not a dry eye in the house in our row.

If the movie 'The New Normal' takes on this issue and does it only 10% as well as 'UP' then I can't wait for it.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 02:53 PM

I have to add my 2 cents...that opening scene of Up also went straight to the heart of my anguish. I was literally in that same sitting position in the backyard after my chemical for about a week. It took everything I had not to break down weeping outloud when I saw that but I did have tears just streaming down my face.
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Posted 20 August 2012 - 10:51 AM

After reading these posts I went and bought "Up" yesterday. My DH and I watched it last night. I, of course was teary eyes through the whole thing, but totally lost it when I realized my DH was actually crying. He is not a cryer and was reluctant to watch an animated show. It was really a bonding moment for us, I think it allowed for some release or something, an opportunity to express / greive things that we had not yet. We are one of the lucky couples who grew closer with IF, as I know not all couples are that lucky. I am not sure where all the emotion came from, probably a bit from all the many topics it covered (even the dog and his master). It is truely a beautiful story of loss, but more so love.
I am concidering going to the "Odd life..." soon, I might have to go alone. I will be curious to see how this one is handled.
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Me: 37
DH: 43
TTC: 3+ years
Dx: Recurrent Miscarriages and Male Factor

Feb 2009: BFP - #1 miscarriage at ~ 6 weeks
May 2010: BFP - #2 miscarriage at ~ 6 weeks
October 2010: BFP - # 3 miscarriage at ~ 6 weeks
November to March: Clomid for 3 cycles - BFN
Work up for Recurrent Losses - All normals for me
April 2011: BFP - #4 Miscarriage at ~ 6 weeks
Diagnosed with Male Factor - Joined wonderful clinic in BC
May 2011 - Started IVF, delayed due to flare (lupron)
August 2011 - IVF #1 - 2 perfect embryos transfered (4 frosties) - BFN
October 2011 - Start FET, delayed by a month because of flare (lupron)
Jan 2012 - FET #1 - 2 perfect embryos - BFN
Feb 2012 - FET #2 - 1 perfect embyos, 1 50% expanded - BBFFN
Had 10 (or maybe more) embryos try to grow and no such luck yet??
Finished homestudy, waiting to be on the active list for private adoption is Alberta and USA.
May 2012: IVF #2 - 2 (3AA and 2AA) blasts transferred (3 frozen) - the wait begins.......
Mild OHSS symptoms (re)start on 6dp5dt
8dp5dt Hpt = BFP!!!!!!
10dp5dt - Beta #1 - 505
12dp5dt - Beta #2 - 1485 (doubling, yipee!)
Come on babies, please grow so we can meet you!
6w4d u/s - shows a twin pregnancy, but just one detectable heartbeat @113pbm.
7w4d u/s - 2 babies on board, measuring right on track, heartbeats @ 155 and 163.

12w3d - NT scan - all parts accounted for, measuring 12w3d and 12w2d, HB 149 and 147. Waving and kicking around.
21w3d - Anatomy scan #1 - both babies growing well and measuring 3-5 days ahead. 1lb1oz and 15 oz. Babes too busy to get all images.
22w2d - Anatomy scan #2 - babies doing great, still really active but all systems on mom and babies are looking good. 1lb2oz and 1lb1oz!!
28w4d - U/S - babies looking good, HB 150 and 154, measuring 28w6d and 2 lbs 12 oz.
32w1d - U/S - babies doing so great!! Measuring 4lb2oz and 4lb4oz, getting chubby cheaks. All systems are good to go, these babies look like they will be in momma for a while. We are so incredibly, incerdbly blessed and so in love.
34w2d - U/S - babies doing great, both very big at 4lb15oz and 5lb1oz. All measurements great.

35w6d - Admitted to hospital with high blood pressure.  NST great!!  2 cm dilated

36w1d - U/S - babies are doing good, saw one stick out its tongue.  Baby A measuring 5 lbs 3 oz and baby B measuring 5 lbs 14 oz.  

36w4d - Induction for high blood pressure.  3 cm dilated, MD broke water, 2 hours of hard labour with an epidural.  

Babies make it safe and sound, thank you universe and everyone.  

Baby A - Cierra was born at 5lbs 11 oz, and 16 minutes later Baby B, Emmett was born at 5 lb 1 oz. 

Momma got to take them back to her room with her.  We are so in love it hurts!  

Babies came home < 48 hours after delivery, we are so incredible blessed and grateful. 
 


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Posted 20 August 2012 - 11:48 AM

After reading these posts I went and bought "Up" yesterday. My DH and I watched it last night. I, of course was teary eyes through the whole thing, but totally lost it when I realized my DH was actually crying. He is not a cryer and was reluctant to watch an animated show. It was really a bonding moment for us, I think it allowed for some release or something, an opportunity to express / greive things that we had not yet. We are one of the lucky couples who grew closer with IF, as I know not all couples are that lucky. I am not sure where all the emotion came from, probably a bit from all the many topics it covered (even the dog and his master). It is truely a beautiful story of loss, but more so love.
I am concidering going to the "Odd life..." soon, I might have to go alone. I will be curious to see how this one is handled.


I had the same experience. I cried then turned to my DH and saw that he was crying too and he is not the crying type.

I may check out this new movie soon.

Has anyone had a chance to watch it yet?

#19 Dillydally

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 10:39 AM

Hi,

DH and I saw the film on Sunday night. It was a nice movie (bring your tissues for sure). I did however feel that someone who has not gone through infertility could not really comprehend the heartbreak of it and the movie did not really deal much with that aspect of it. The movie did however show the couple's heartbreak at being told to move on from conceiving. I appreciated that part of it and the remainder of the story stems from that. All in all the film was sweet and left me with a sense of hope that DH and I will achieve parenthood. Whether we'll conceive is yet to be seen, but that is not all that being a parent is about:)
As for the beginning sequence of Up; it could be a short film by itself!

Hope that helps you a bit (I did not want to give the storyline away) :)
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Blood test to check for antiovarian antibodies (AOA)  in early September 2013

Follow up appointment with endocrinologist October 10th 2013 (FX AOA please be gone!)

Oct. 10th 2013 - AOA are gone!!!!

Oct. 18th 2013 - Appointment with Dr. H to review protocol

Oct. 24th 2013 - Start taking prednisone

Oct. 31st 2013 - Stop marvelon after taking 6 packs continuously (yay!!!). Happy Halloween:)

 

IVF 2.2 - November 2013

Low dose protocol with prednisone

Nov. 4th 2013 - U/S 1, all clear, start stims (150 Repronex)

Nov. 7th 2013 - U/S 2: one lonesome follie

Nov. 9th 2013 - Start Orgalutran

Nov. 11th 2013 - U/S3:

Nov. 13th 2013 - U/S4:

Nov. 14th 2013 - U/S5: 3 follies on right (18, 7 and 6 mm) and 1 follie on left (8 mm), trigger at 10 pm

Nov. 16th 2013 - ER...FX!

Nov.17th 2013 - Game over - none fertilized.

 

2014 - Taking a (permanent?) break from IVF


#20 KennyandFooty

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 11:20 AM

Thanks DD for the review. It is a movie I'd really like to see...but think I will wait for the DVD or VOD. I'll probably be very emotional about it...and might as well enjoy it in my own house!

I am going to watch UP tonight!

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#21 elephantshoes

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 07:57 PM

Awww, I love UP. Who doesn't love a talking dog and a girl-bird named Kevin...I probably watch it every few months (huge sucker for cartoons!)....but yes, that opening scene has me crying every time. Its so real and I guess in some ways haunting wondering if that is how life is going to end up for us. You can see their strength and litterally feel their heartbreak. Sometimes I zip through the first bit so I don't disolve into a sobbing mess...

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 08:05 PM

I first saw 'Up' a few years ago at my school. It as projected onto a screen in the gym as a treat for the students who didn't qualify to the regional track meet. I was watching with two other male teachers (my age, both parents) - one of them had brought the movie in and us other two hadn't seen it. I was so glad it was dark in there as I was crying!! Then the 'tough' teacher beside me said, "Thanks a lot for bringing this in Dave, now I'm crying in front of my students and feel the need to go call my wife." Lol! It touched him even though he couldn't truly relate.

I thought it was a beautiful movie with many poignant parts.
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 08:28 PM

Hi,

DH and I saw the film on Sunday night. It was a nice movie (bring your tissues for sure). I did however feel that someone who has not gone through infertility could not really comprehend the heartbreak of it and the movie did not really deal much with that aspect of it. The movie did however show the couple's heartbreak at being told to move on from conceiving. I appreciated that part of it and the remainder of the story stems from that. All in all the film was sweet and left me with a sense of hope that DH and I will achieve parenthood. Whether we'll conceive is yet to be seen, but that is not all that being a parent is about:)
As for the beginning sequence of Up; it could be a short film by itself!

Hope that helps you a bit (I did not want to give the storyline away) Posted Image


Thank you VERY much for this. It gives perspective and I was wondering about the movie. I heard the ending is sad. On the news they showed two little boys crying because the ending was sad (actually the reporter said tragic).

#24 gibasgirl

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 08:30 PM

So I went to Youtube because I wanted to watch the sequence again. I cried.
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 08:30 PM

Abridged version.


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