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#1 Excited

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 11:25 AM

Ok ok, I know it's early. Just wondering how many of us are out there with positive preg tests this month!
Me: 38
DH: 36
TTC: 2 years
Oct 2010: Started infertility testing
January 2011: Referral to urologist after two Zero SA
February 2011: TESE biopsy
March 2011: Biopsy results zero-referred to Fertility Clinic Foothills
April-present: numerous tests, HSG, U/S, SA
Doctor indicated Sperm Donor is only option- no sperm for ICSI
June 2011: Decided to do IUI with donor
June 2011: Searching for donor
July 2011: Counselling appointment re: donor insemination
July 2011: Picked Donor through Repromed- ordered two units for IUI

Sept. 2, 2011: Clomid DIUI #1, timed ovulation perfectly, 18.9 million-BFN
Oct. 1, 2011: Clomid DIUI #2, 13.9 million and 45% motility-BFN
Nov. 2, 2011: Clomid DIUI #3, 15 million and 51% motility. Got IUI day early, BFN
Jan. 28, 2012: Clomid DIUI#4, 15.9 million and 52% motility. Good timing, BFN

May 2012: DX with PCOS- Sigh...will be doing IVF with antagonist protocal- picked different donor

July IVF: 20 retrieved, 18 fertilized, 8 high quality blasts. 6 frozen, 2 implanted.
Aug 5: positive preg test- O. M. G.
Aug 17: beta 1, beta 2- stopped testing at 64,000
Aug 28 U/S, measuring perfectly at 7wks- saw HB of 119, one bean
April 16/13: DD

#2 Future Mom to Be

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 08:45 PM

Sign me up!! I'll know for sure on Wednesday!

Thanks for setting this up Excited!

About me: 37 years old, DH 40 years old
Unexplained
TTC since Jan 2010- naturally
Started fertility support with RE-Jan 2011

5 clomid cycles- with good stim response
1st BFP on 2nd cycle (thought I was so lucky!)
Miscarriage at 8 weeks- developed to 6w3d

Nov 2011- March 2012-3x IUI with 2 cancellations to due cysts or over stimulation
May-June 2012- took a break to improve health then decided that June/July was the time for IVF; initiated fertility diet, reduced alcohol, started acupuncture- yoga 4x week
July 2012- IVF #1- Antagonist protocol
July 2, 2012- Began Estrace
July 13, 2012- Began Stimulation- Puregon + Cetrotide
July 21, 2012- Trigger
July 23, 2012- ER-11 retrieved, 10 Fertilized
ET- 2 good quality 5d blasts- 6 other embies frozen at day5/6 blast stage
Aug 5, 2012- 8dp5dt- Took a HPT- faint pink line- Is it true? I hope so!!
Aug 6, 2012-9dp5dtt- HPT- positive
Aug 7, 2012- Actual pregnancy blood test! Positive- low beta 46
Aug 9, 2012- Positive- low beta 52- doctors concerned about ectopic. Not appearing to be a viable pregnancy. Chemical or ectopic.
Aug 11, 2012- beta 65- not looking good, told that there was very little hope
Aug 13, 2012- Ultrasound to check placement of embyo, what might be gestational sac in uterus-
Aug 20,2012- Ultrasound to check again- still inconclusive- doesn't appear much growh- beta 1003!
Aug 22, 2012- Beta 1920- wow its doubling!!!
Aug 28, 2012- U/S- 1 single embryo in uterus measuring 6.6 weeks- Heartbeat!!! Shocked

 


#3 Excited

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 11:39 PM

FMTB you already know! Whohooo! Will u take another test yourself? My test from the clinic is actually just a pee test, so I won't know much but that ok. I haven't had any symptoms except for the dull cramping on and off. Nothing else. I find that odd but I'll take it! I'm gonna poas tonmorow am just to make sure it's still there!
Me: 38
DH: 36
TTC: 2 years
Oct 2010: Started infertility testing
January 2011: Referral to urologist after two Zero SA
February 2011: TESE biopsy
March 2011: Biopsy results zero-referred to Fertility Clinic Foothills
April-present: numerous tests, HSG, U/S, SA
Doctor indicated Sperm Donor is only option- no sperm for ICSI
June 2011: Decided to do IUI with donor
June 2011: Searching for donor
July 2011: Counselling appointment re: donor insemination
July 2011: Picked Donor through Repromed- ordered two units for IUI

Sept. 2, 2011: Clomid DIUI #1, timed ovulation perfectly, 18.9 million-BFN
Oct. 1, 2011: Clomid DIUI #2, 13.9 million and 45% motility-BFN
Nov. 2, 2011: Clomid DIUI #3, 15 million and 51% motility. Got IUI day early, BFN
Jan. 28, 2012: Clomid DIUI#4, 15.9 million and 52% motility. Good timing, BFN

May 2012: DX with PCOS- Sigh...will be doing IVF with antagonist protocal- picked different donor

July IVF: 20 retrieved, 18 fertilized, 8 high quality blasts. 6 frozen, 2 implanted.
Aug 5: positive preg test- O. M. G.
Aug 17: beta 1, beta 2- stopped testing at 64,000
Aug 28 U/S, measuring perfectly at 7wks- saw HB of 119, one bean
April 16/13: DD

#4 momfinally

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 12:16 AM

Hi Ladies!

Thank you for setting this up Excited and I'll be joining you all the way from South AfricaPosted Image. The due date calculator has confirmed 1 April 2013 and can only confirm the exact date after my u/s scan on the 15th - can't wait for the good news.
Me: 42
DH: 43
TTC: Since 2010
Lap: July 2010
IVF #1: BFN (8 retrieved, 3 transferred, non-frozen)
IVF #2: BFN (7 retrieved, 4 transferred, non-frozen)
IVF #3: BFP (10 retrived, 1 transferred, non-frozen)
EDD: 1 April 2013

#5 Excited

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 01:16 PM

Thats great momfinally! I'm assuming FMTB and I are close to the same day as we had our transfer the same day! April 15 is what the calculator says. I haven't seen a doctor yet. Did u do ivf?
Me: 38
DH: 36
TTC: 2 years
Oct 2010: Started infertility testing
January 2011: Referral to urologist after two Zero SA
February 2011: TESE biopsy
March 2011: Biopsy results zero-referred to Fertility Clinic Foothills
April-present: numerous tests, HSG, U/S, SA
Doctor indicated Sperm Donor is only option- no sperm for ICSI
June 2011: Decided to do IUI with donor
June 2011: Searching for donor
July 2011: Counselling appointment re: donor insemination
July 2011: Picked Donor through Repromed- ordered two units for IUI

Sept. 2, 2011: Clomid DIUI #1, timed ovulation perfectly, 18.9 million-BFN
Oct. 1, 2011: Clomid DIUI #2, 13.9 million and 45% motility-BFN
Nov. 2, 2011: Clomid DIUI #3, 15 million and 51% motility. Got IUI day early, BFN
Jan. 28, 2012: Clomid DIUI#4, 15.9 million and 52% motility. Good timing, BFN

May 2012: DX with PCOS- Sigh...will be doing IVF with antagonist protocal- picked different donor

July IVF: 20 retrieved, 18 fertilized, 8 high quality blasts. 6 frozen, 2 implanted.
Aug 5: positive preg test- O. M. G.
Aug 17: beta 1, beta 2- stopped testing at 64,000
Aug 28 U/S, measuring perfectly at 7wks- saw HB of 119, one bean
April 16/13: DD

#6 Future Mom to Be

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 02:30 PM

HI Ladies!

Yep April 15th for me too Excited!! And yes I did test again this morning with a Clearblue HPT and it was a strong YES!!!! Did you test again? These sticks are so accurate I guess your clinic just doesn't feel its necessary. For me the blood test is just another confirmation of what we already know!
No symptoms for me either just AF like cramps- Am feeling a little tired but that could be in my head. No symptoms- I will take it as long as I can as long as I now I'm prego!!

momfinally- Great to have you join us! Look forward to share the journey.

OMG- I've already been to the book store reading like crazy! A little bit of overexcitement but HEH I'll let myself have it. I'm just PRAYING that the embie stays put and healthy for the 9 months!! (the memory of a past miscarriage at 8 weeks looms over me a bit---- but this time will be different!!)

FMTB

About me: 37 years old, DH 40 years old
Unexplained
TTC since Jan 2010- naturally
Started fertility support with RE-Jan 2011

5 clomid cycles- with good stim response
1st BFP on 2nd cycle (thought I was so lucky!)
Miscarriage at 8 weeks- developed to 6w3d

Nov 2011- March 2012-3x IUI with 2 cancellations to due cysts or over stimulation
May-June 2012- took a break to improve health then decided that June/July was the time for IVF; initiated fertility diet, reduced alcohol, started acupuncture- yoga 4x week
July 2012- IVF #1- Antagonist protocol
July 2, 2012- Began Estrace
July 13, 2012- Began Stimulation- Puregon + Cetrotide
July 21, 2012- Trigger
July 23, 2012- ER-11 retrieved, 10 Fertilized
ET- 2 good quality 5d blasts- 6 other embies frozen at day5/6 blast stage
Aug 5, 2012- 8dp5dt- Took a HPT- faint pink line- Is it true? I hope so!!
Aug 6, 2012-9dp5dtt- HPT- positive
Aug 7, 2012- Actual pregnancy blood test! Positive- low beta 46
Aug 9, 2012- Positive- low beta 52- doctors concerned about ectopic. Not appearing to be a viable pregnancy. Chemical or ectopic.
Aug 11, 2012- beta 65- not looking good, told that there was very little hope
Aug 13, 2012- Ultrasound to check placement of embyo, what might be gestational sac in uterus-
Aug 20,2012- Ultrasound to check again- still inconclusive- doesn't appear much growh- beta 1003!
Aug 22, 2012- Beta 1920- wow its doubling!!!
Aug 28, 2012- U/S- 1 single embryo in uterus measuring 6.6 weeks- Heartbeat!!! Shocked

 


#7 Excited

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 07:57 PM

I did test again and the test line was way darker than the control line today? Twins? We are what, 14dpr? Very happy but cautious. Doesn't feel real to me. I went and bought a book today too. The girlfriends guide to pregnancy. Will let u know how it is! When is your first u/s girls? Any concerns about getting u/s to early? When can they tell gender? I can't wait to find out! So hoping for a girl but doesn't matter
Me: 38
DH: 36
TTC: 2 years
Oct 2010: Started infertility testing
January 2011: Referral to urologist after two Zero SA
February 2011: TESE biopsy
March 2011: Biopsy results zero-referred to Fertility Clinic Foothills
April-present: numerous tests, HSG, U/S, SA
Doctor indicated Sperm Donor is only option- no sperm for ICSI
June 2011: Decided to do IUI with donor
June 2011: Searching for donor
July 2011: Counselling appointment re: donor insemination
July 2011: Picked Donor through Repromed- ordered two units for IUI

Sept. 2, 2011: Clomid DIUI #1, timed ovulation perfectly, 18.9 million-BFN
Oct. 1, 2011: Clomid DIUI #2, 13.9 million and 45% motility-BFN
Nov. 2, 2011: Clomid DIUI #3, 15 million and 51% motility. Got IUI day early, BFN
Jan. 28, 2012: Clomid DIUI#4, 15.9 million and 52% motility. Good timing, BFN

May 2012: DX with PCOS- Sigh...will be doing IVF with antagonist protocal- picked different donor

July IVF: 20 retrieved, 18 fertilized, 8 high quality blasts. 6 frozen, 2 implanted.
Aug 5: positive preg test- O. M. G.
Aug 17: beta 1, beta 2- stopped testing at 64,000
Aug 28 U/S, measuring perfectly at 7wks- saw HB of 119, one bean
April 16/13: DD

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 08:53 PM

Hi ladies,

Congratulations to you all! Count me in too! *Unofficial due date is April 2, 2013. 1st u/s next Tuesday. I'm not sure which 2ww is more difficult. Posted Image Look forward to sharing and learning with you all.

Take good care of your babies!
TTC since 2001
6 IUI's with Puregon all BFN
Began weekly acupuncture sessions May 2011
1st IVF - long protocol - Aug 2011 - BFN
2nd IVF - short protocol - Nov 2011 - BFN
3rd IVF with Donor Eggs - July 2012
- 24 eggs retrieved
- 22 eggs fertilized
- 2 embryos 3 day transfer Fri. July 13 2012
- Beta #1 Fri. July 27, 2012 - BFP - 499
- Beta #2 Sun July 29, 2012 - 1274
- 1st u/s Tues Aug 14 - a singleton! FHR = 118bpm, .89 cm
- 2nd u/s Wed Sept 5 - measuring right on track
- 3rd u/s Wed Sept 19 -

#9 Excited

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 09:00 PM

Hi T-belle! Glad u joined and congrats to u!
Me: 38
DH: 36
TTC: 2 years
Oct 2010: Started infertility testing
January 2011: Referral to urologist after two Zero SA
February 2011: TESE biopsy
March 2011: Biopsy results zero-referred to Fertility Clinic Foothills
April-present: numerous tests, HSG, U/S, SA
Doctor indicated Sperm Donor is only option- no sperm for ICSI
June 2011: Decided to do IUI with donor
June 2011: Searching for donor
July 2011: Counselling appointment re: donor insemination
July 2011: Picked Donor through Repromed- ordered two units for IUI

Sept. 2, 2011: Clomid DIUI #1, timed ovulation perfectly, 18.9 million-BFN
Oct. 1, 2011: Clomid DIUI #2, 13.9 million and 45% motility-BFN
Nov. 2, 2011: Clomid DIUI #3, 15 million and 51% motility. Got IUI day early, BFN
Jan. 28, 2012: Clomid DIUI#4, 15.9 million and 52% motility. Good timing, BFN

May 2012: DX with PCOS- Sigh...will be doing IVF with antagonist protocal- picked different donor

July IVF: 20 retrieved, 18 fertilized, 8 high quality blasts. 6 frozen, 2 implanted.
Aug 5: positive preg test- O. M. G.
Aug 17: beta 1, beta 2- stopped testing at 64,000
Aug 28 U/S, measuring perfectly at 7wks- saw HB of 119, one bean
April 16/13: DD

#10 Excited

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 09:01 PM

Sorry! I-Belle :)
Me: 38
DH: 36
TTC: 2 years
Oct 2010: Started infertility testing
January 2011: Referral to urologist after two Zero SA
February 2011: TESE biopsy
March 2011: Biopsy results zero-referred to Fertility Clinic Foothills
April-present: numerous tests, HSG, U/S, SA
Doctor indicated Sperm Donor is only option- no sperm for ICSI
June 2011: Decided to do IUI with donor
June 2011: Searching for donor
July 2011: Counselling appointment re: donor insemination
July 2011: Picked Donor through Repromed- ordered two units for IUI

Sept. 2, 2011: Clomid DIUI #1, timed ovulation perfectly, 18.9 million-BFN
Oct. 1, 2011: Clomid DIUI #2, 13.9 million and 45% motility-BFN
Nov. 2, 2011: Clomid DIUI #3, 15 million and 51% motility. Got IUI day early, BFN
Jan. 28, 2012: Clomid DIUI#4, 15.9 million and 52% motility. Good timing, BFN

May 2012: DX with PCOS- Sigh...will be doing IVF with antagonist protocal- picked different donor

July IVF: 20 retrieved, 18 fertilized, 8 high quality blasts. 6 frozen, 2 implanted.
Aug 5: positive preg test- O. M. G.
Aug 17: beta 1, beta 2- stopped testing at 64,000
Aug 28 U/S, measuring perfectly at 7wks- saw HB of 119, one bean
April 16/13: DD

#11 momfinally

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 01:42 AM

...Posted Image l_belle and the BabyCentre calculator says I'm due on the 2nd April 2013 too but FX that 1st April is the one, LOL, April Fool baby tjoPosted Image . Thanks for the warm welcome Excited and FutureMomToBe, yep I did IVF and my first u/s is on August 15 (with the fourth Intralipid), can't wait anymore. I see ladies you have bought books already, I consult Dr Google and read Your Pregnancy magazine for now and will buy a book as soon as I come accross a good one.

My symptons are tender boobs, not that sore but have grown big with green veins showing, tiredness, lower back ache is killing me, menstrual like pains that come and go, feeling heavy and bloated, yesterday was worse though much better today, pounding heart, shortness of breath and nose bleed every morning and have had none since yesterday and trusting that it is gone.

A boy wish for me ExcitedPosted Image and gender can be confirmed around Week 16 according to Dr Google. Keep well ladies and take care of yourselves, to keep you updated.
Me: 42
DH: 43
TTC: Since 2010
Lap: July 2010
IVF #1: BFN (8 retrieved, 3 transferred, non-frozen)
IVF #2: BFN (7 retrieved, 4 transferred, non-frozen)
IVF #3: BFP (10 retrived, 1 transferred, non-frozen)
EDD: 1 April 2013

#12 l_belle

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 06:48 AM

Good morning,

FMTB- good luck with your beta today. Can't wait to hear the results!

momfinally- one more week til your u/s. How are you feeling?

Excited - I totally agree with your saying it doesn't feel real. After so long it is hard to believe that it could actually happen, almost surreal. But believe it because it is happening and in no time at all you will see it with your own eyes!

Any book recommendations would be appreciated. Went to the bookstore the other day, it was like a minefield. Did pick up a couple, yawn. Informative but boring, something written in a fun way would be nice. DH's book "Dad's pregnant too" is written in a hilarious manner.

AFM- yeah little symptoms here and there but nothing definitive yet, hard to tell what is real and in my head (over-analyse much)?

Have a great day
TTC since 2001
6 IUI's with Puregon all BFN
Began weekly acupuncture sessions May 2011
1st IVF - long protocol - Aug 2011 - BFN
2nd IVF - short protocol - Nov 2011 - BFN
3rd IVF with Donor Eggs - July 2012
- 24 eggs retrieved
- 22 eggs fertilized
- 2 embryos 3 day transfer Fri. July 13 2012
- Beta #1 Fri. July 27, 2012 - BFP - 499
- Beta #2 Sun July 29, 2012 - 1274
- 1st u/s Tues Aug 14 - a singleton! FHR = 118bpm, .89 cm
- 2nd u/s Wed Sept 5 - measuring right on track
- 3rd u/s Wed Sept 19 -

#13 laura02

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 08:36 AM

Hi ladies,

Congratulations on your pregnancies!

I just got a surprise BFP last week (I was planning to do IVF#2 this fall) so I'd like to join you if that's ok.

As for books, I would try a few from the library before purchasing. A lot of them can be annoying/boring. I did like the Girlfriend's guide to pregnancy (mentioned above) and I also like the pregnancy book by the Mayo Clinic.

I am trying to relax and enjoy being pregnant but I find this extremely hard to do during the first few weeks.

Laura
Me: 33 DH: 33

Emma Jane born Nov 2007

TTC#2 x 2 years

July/Aug 2010 IVF/ICSI #1 - BFP!
May 10, 2011 - Violet Grace is born!

TTC#3 - Surprise BFP just when I signed up for IVF #2
Robert Wyatt born April 13, 2013

#14 Excited

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 10:49 AM

Congrats and welcome Laura! Yea, relaxing is kinda funny. People are telling me to enjoy it and I am pretty stressed this first part. Just want those babies or baby to stick!
Me: 38
DH: 36
TTC: 2 years
Oct 2010: Started infertility testing
January 2011: Referral to urologist after two Zero SA
February 2011: TESE biopsy
March 2011: Biopsy results zero-referred to Fertility Clinic Foothills
April-present: numerous tests, HSG, U/S, SA
Doctor indicated Sperm Donor is only option- no sperm for ICSI
June 2011: Decided to do IUI with donor
June 2011: Searching for donor
July 2011: Counselling appointment re: donor insemination
July 2011: Picked Donor through Repromed- ordered two units for IUI

Sept. 2, 2011: Clomid DIUI #1, timed ovulation perfectly, 18.9 million-BFN
Oct. 1, 2011: Clomid DIUI #2, 13.9 million and 45% motility-BFN
Nov. 2, 2011: Clomid DIUI #3, 15 million and 51% motility. Got IUI day early, BFN
Jan. 28, 2012: Clomid DIUI#4, 15.9 million and 52% motility. Good timing, BFN

May 2012: DX with PCOS- Sigh...will be doing IVF with antagonist protocal- picked different donor

July IVF: 20 retrieved, 18 fertilized, 8 high quality blasts. 6 frozen, 2 implanted.
Aug 5: positive preg test- O. M. G.
Aug 17: beta 1, beta 2- stopped testing at 64,000
Aug 28 U/S, measuring perfectly at 7wks- saw HB of 119, one bean
April 16/13: DD

#15 Excited

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 08:22 PM

Is anyone else scared of sneezing your baby out? :)
Me: 38
DH: 36
TTC: 2 years
Oct 2010: Started infertility testing
January 2011: Referral to urologist after two Zero SA
February 2011: TESE biopsy
March 2011: Biopsy results zero-referred to Fertility Clinic Foothills
April-present: numerous tests, HSG, U/S, SA
Doctor indicated Sperm Donor is only option- no sperm for ICSI
June 2011: Decided to do IUI with donor
June 2011: Searching for donor
July 2011: Counselling appointment re: donor insemination
July 2011: Picked Donor through Repromed- ordered two units for IUI

Sept. 2, 2011: Clomid DIUI #1, timed ovulation perfectly, 18.9 million-BFN
Oct. 1, 2011: Clomid DIUI #2, 13.9 million and 45% motility-BFN
Nov. 2, 2011: Clomid DIUI #3, 15 million and 51% motility. Got IUI day early, BFN
Jan. 28, 2012: Clomid DIUI#4, 15.9 million and 52% motility. Good timing, BFN

May 2012: DX with PCOS- Sigh...will be doing IVF with antagonist protocal- picked different donor

July IVF: 20 retrieved, 18 fertilized, 8 high quality blasts. 6 frozen, 2 implanted.
Aug 5: positive preg test- O. M. G.
Aug 17: beta 1, beta 2- stopped testing at 64,000
Aug 28 U/S, measuring perfectly at 7wks- saw HB of 119, one bean
April 16/13: DD

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 11:52 PM

Congrats ladies!!!

I'm so so sooo excited to be joining this group!! :) My official test for the clinic isn't until Saturday, but I tested on Monday (11dp3dt) and it was PREGNANT 2-3 weeks!!! I'm just over the moon! I made an appointment with my family doctor tomorrow morning to confirm the pregnancy.

I've been reading pregnancy books for about a year - a friend lent me some, I'll have to double check the titles. And, pull them out since now they'll be so much more meaningful to me!! :) The one that my friend said NOT to read was "What to expect when you're expecting" - apparently it's very fear-based - and who really wants that!?

My DH and I don't want to find out the gender, we like the surprise, but we are really hoping for twins!! I'll be happy with a healthy baby... but I have a feeling both sesame seeds stuck!! :)

Can't wait to get to know you guys better! Oh - and according to babycenter my due date is April 16, 2013. What a great month to have a baby (or two)!!
Me: 34
DH: 39
TTC since March 2011

Referred to RFP in September - first appointment December
male factor

February 2012 - clomid and IUI #1
March 2012 - clomid only
April -2012 clomid and IUI #2

Wait listed for IVF end of April - offered treatment June 13

Start superfact June 26
July 10 - first b/w, u/s and started stims
ER - July 24 got 10 eggs, 7 mature, 2 borderline
ET - July 27, transferred 2 beautiful embies
July 30th - have one day 6 frostie - thanks "sibby" for hanging in there!!!
POAS - August 6 - BFP!!!!!
Official Test - August 11 - BFP!!!!!!!! OMG, I'm really pregnant!!

First U/S to meet my little one(s)!! August 29th! Cannot wait!!!!!
AMAZING! Two strong heartbeats,both measuring perfectly on schedule .We are having TWINS!
Baby A's heartbeat is 147 and Baby B is 144. Both measure 7w1d (right on schedule) and 1cm.
IN LOVE!

October 1, 2012 - Second u/s (NT Scan) was awesome.
Heartbeats were 157 and 160
One baby was bouncing around like on a trampoline.
One baby was curled up and cozy.
Both measuring a little ahead of schedule.
Great results from scan, and I can finally breathe!

Oct 11 - heard the heartbeats for the first time - amazing!
Next u/s is November 21st - daddy's birthday!!!
Both are doing awesome, strong HB and slightly ahead of schedule.
December 1st - Gender Reveal Party ----- Confirmed Boy/Girl twins !!!! My little miracles arrived April 4, 2013 via scheduled c-section - we were 38w2d. My son weighed 6lbs 11oz and my daughter was 7lbs 9oz. <3<3

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 12:37 AM

Hi dessmans! Welcome :)
Glad to have u, I have a feeling mine both stuck too. Haven't made an appt yet, will do that tommorow I guess and ask for a referral to an OB. I heard the same thing about that book!

Is anyone else peeing like crazy and super thirsty? I'm also already eating more. Yikes
Less cramping today and more kinda bloating and hard feeling.
Me: 38
DH: 36
TTC: 2 years
Oct 2010: Started infertility testing
January 2011: Referral to urologist after two Zero SA
February 2011: TESE biopsy
March 2011: Biopsy results zero-referred to Fertility Clinic Foothills
April-present: numerous tests, HSG, U/S, SA
Doctor indicated Sperm Donor is only option- no sperm for ICSI
June 2011: Decided to do IUI with donor
June 2011: Searching for donor
July 2011: Counselling appointment re: donor insemination
July 2011: Picked Donor through Repromed- ordered two units for IUI

Sept. 2, 2011: Clomid DIUI #1, timed ovulation perfectly, 18.9 million-BFN
Oct. 1, 2011: Clomid DIUI #2, 13.9 million and 45% motility-BFN
Nov. 2, 2011: Clomid DIUI #3, 15 million and 51% motility. Got IUI day early, BFN
Jan. 28, 2012: Clomid DIUI#4, 15.9 million and 52% motility. Good timing, BFN

May 2012: DX with PCOS- Sigh...will be doing IVF with antagonist protocal- picked different donor

July IVF: 20 retrieved, 18 fertilized, 8 high quality blasts. 6 frozen, 2 implanted.
Aug 5: positive preg test- O. M. G.
Aug 17: beta 1, beta 2- stopped testing at 64,000
Aug 28 U/S, measuring perfectly at 7wks- saw HB of 119, one bean
April 16/13: DD

#18 Excited

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 12:41 AM

Did you do icsi? We used donor, severe MF too..
Do those preg tests the digital ones explain what 2-3 weeks mean? I have been wanting to get one too but I know different sites calculate differently. For example I am 4 weeks pregnant but really only 2 since retrievL. What would the test say? 2?
Me: 38
DH: 36
TTC: 2 years
Oct 2010: Started infertility testing
January 2011: Referral to urologist after two Zero SA
February 2011: TESE biopsy
March 2011: Biopsy results zero-referred to Fertility Clinic Foothills
April-present: numerous tests, HSG, U/S, SA
Doctor indicated Sperm Donor is only option- no sperm for ICSI
June 2011: Decided to do IUI with donor
June 2011: Searching for donor
July 2011: Counselling appointment re: donor insemination
July 2011: Picked Donor through Repromed- ordered two units for IUI

Sept. 2, 2011: Clomid DIUI #1, timed ovulation perfectly, 18.9 million-BFN
Oct. 1, 2011: Clomid DIUI #2, 13.9 million and 45% motility-BFN
Nov. 2, 2011: Clomid DIUI #3, 15 million and 51% motility. Got IUI day early, BFN
Jan. 28, 2012: Clomid DIUI#4, 15.9 million and 52% motility. Good timing, BFN

May 2012: DX with PCOS- Sigh...will be doing IVF with antagonist protocal- picked different donor

July IVF: 20 retrieved, 18 fertilized, 8 high quality blasts. 6 frozen, 2 implanted.
Aug 5: positive preg test- O. M. G.
Aug 17: beta 1, beta 2- stopped testing at 64,000
Aug 28 U/S, measuring perfectly at 7wks- saw HB of 119, one bean
April 16/13: DD

#19 l_belle

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 07:39 AM

Hi thedessmans, congratulations and welcome!

My acupuncturist forbade me to read "What to expect..."

Drink lots, yes
Pee lots, yes
Cannot eat a thing, so turned off food right now, only the blandest of things

Also, yes to ICSI and we used an egg donor
TTC since 2001
6 IUI's with Puregon all BFN
Began weekly acupuncture sessions May 2011
1st IVF - long protocol - Aug 2011 - BFN
2nd IVF - short protocol - Nov 2011 - BFN
3rd IVF with Donor Eggs - July 2012
- 24 eggs retrieved
- 22 eggs fertilized
- 2 embryos 3 day transfer Fri. July 13 2012
- Beta #1 Fri. July 27, 2012 - BFP - 499
- Beta #2 Sun July 29, 2012 - 1274
- 1st u/s Tues Aug 14 - a singleton! FHR = 118bpm, .89 cm
- 2nd u/s Wed Sept 5 - measuring right on track
- 3rd u/s Wed Sept 19 -

#20 laura02

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 08:11 AM

Welcome thedessmans!

2-3 weeks means 2-3 weeks since conception/ER (or 4-5 weeks pregnant).

I am also quite thirsty and occasionally queasy. My waist is noticeably thicker, especially after a meal. I think that may be because this is my 3rd so my stomach muscles are well stretched.
Me: 33 DH: 33

Emma Jane born Nov 2007

TTC#2 x 2 years

July/Aug 2010 IVF/ICSI #1 - BFP!
May 10, 2011 - Violet Grace is born!

TTC#3 - Surprise BFP just when I signed up for IVF #2
Robert Wyatt born April 13, 2013

#21 Excited

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 11:31 AM

I think I will go get one of those digitals today. I don't feel much going on the last two days. Paranoia sets in. Do u girls find at night in bed that if u turn too quick it kinda pulls on your uterus? Maybe I am just aware of it now.
Me: 38
DH: 36
TTC: 2 years
Oct 2010: Started infertility testing
January 2011: Referral to urologist after two Zero SA
February 2011: TESE biopsy
March 2011: Biopsy results zero-referred to Fertility Clinic Foothills
April-present: numerous tests, HSG, U/S, SA
Doctor indicated Sperm Donor is only option- no sperm for ICSI
June 2011: Decided to do IUI with donor
June 2011: Searching for donor
July 2011: Counselling appointment re: donor insemination
July 2011: Picked Donor through Repromed- ordered two units for IUI

Sept. 2, 2011: Clomid DIUI #1, timed ovulation perfectly, 18.9 million-BFN
Oct. 1, 2011: Clomid DIUI #2, 13.9 million and 45% motility-BFN
Nov. 2, 2011: Clomid DIUI #3, 15 million and 51% motility. Got IUI day early, BFN
Jan. 28, 2012: Clomid DIUI#4, 15.9 million and 52% motility. Good timing, BFN

May 2012: DX with PCOS- Sigh...will be doing IVF with antagonist protocal- picked different donor

July IVF: 20 retrieved, 18 fertilized, 8 high quality blasts. 6 frozen, 2 implanted.
Aug 5: positive preg test- O. M. G.
Aug 17: beta 1, beta 2- stopped testing at 64,000
Aug 28 U/S, measuring perfectly at 7wks- saw HB of 119, one bean
April 16/13: DD

#22 Excited

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 11:38 AM

Dessmans I put my due date in for twins and singleton. For singleton it is April 15, for twins march 25. My husbands bday is march 24, my moms is march 26 :)
Me: 38
DH: 36
TTC: 2 years
Oct 2010: Started infertility testing
January 2011: Referral to urologist after two Zero SA
February 2011: TESE biopsy
March 2011: Biopsy results zero-referred to Fertility Clinic Foothills
April-present: numerous tests, HSG, U/S, SA
Doctor indicated Sperm Donor is only option- no sperm for ICSI
June 2011: Decided to do IUI with donor
June 2011: Searching for donor
July 2011: Counselling appointment re: donor insemination
July 2011: Picked Donor through Repromed- ordered two units for IUI

Sept. 2, 2011: Clomid DIUI #1, timed ovulation perfectly, 18.9 million-BFN
Oct. 1, 2011: Clomid DIUI #2, 13.9 million and 45% motility-BFN
Nov. 2, 2011: Clomid DIUI #3, 15 million and 51% motility. Got IUI day early, BFN
Jan. 28, 2012: Clomid DIUI#4, 15.9 million and 52% motility. Good timing, BFN

May 2012: DX with PCOS- Sigh...will be doing IVF with antagonist protocal- picked different donor

July IVF: 20 retrieved, 18 fertilized, 8 high quality blasts. 6 frozen, 2 implanted.
Aug 5: positive preg test- O. M. G.
Aug 17: beta 1, beta 2- stopped testing at 64,000
Aug 28 U/S, measuring perfectly at 7wks- saw HB of 119, one bean
April 16/13: DD

#23 thedessmans

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 05:56 PM

Thanks!

Yes, I pee a lot - but especially notice that I get up once or twice during the night which I very rarely used to do at all. And, I hear it gets worse! haha I think it's funny! I LOVE every little pregnancy symptom. I said if I end up throwing up, I know I'll be doing it with a smile on my face. lol I'm just so thankful for this pregnancy and I won't complain about anything!!!

Have you tested at all yet Excited? Sorry I may have missed the answer to that above. And OMG, YESSS I feel the same thing at night sometimes (and even climbing into the car once), when I turn quickly I get a pain/cramping - which does subside, but I keep thinking I need to be more careful. Whew, glad it's not just me!! :) What day did you do your retrieval and transfer? Our ER was July 24 and ET was the 27th. You must have been really close to my dates and we were at the same clinic! I bet I saw you at one point or another in the waiting room!

Has anyone booked their confirmation appointment with their GP?? Did you do that before or after your first ultrasound with the clinic? I had mine today, I'm pregnant, woohoo! :) Not that I didn't already know that! But, since the clinic should be seeing me for my 6-7 week ultrasound, she didnt' want to see me again until after that time. It's almost like it was a waste of time. Maybe I jumped the gun, and I wasn't supposed to see her until after the first U/S - but I thought the clinic would have me call her right away. To me (and based on holistic practitioners advice) the first few weeks after conception are sooooo important and critical for doing certain things and avoiding others, and that's not the impression I got from her at all. I'm hoping to be referred to an OB fairly early in the pregnancy, but I guess I wait and see.

Are any of you taking any additional supplements, other than the folic acid or prenatal vitamin -and likely estrodol and prometrium? How much fun is that one hey!? LOL My acupucturist told me to start taking Omega 3 fish oil supplement and suggested Barlean's - it's not bad at all. My doctor suggested Vitamin D today, so I'll have to pick some up on the way home.

We also did ICSI, yes.
Me: 34
DH: 39
TTC since March 2011

Referred to RFP in September - first appointment December
male factor

February 2012 - clomid and IUI #1
March 2012 - clomid only
April -2012 clomid and IUI #2

Wait listed for IVF end of April - offered treatment June 13

Start superfact June 26
July 10 - first b/w, u/s and started stims
ER - July 24 got 10 eggs, 7 mature, 2 borderline
ET - July 27, transferred 2 beautiful embies
July 30th - have one day 6 frostie - thanks "sibby" for hanging in there!!!
POAS - August 6 - BFP!!!!!
Official Test - August 11 - BFP!!!!!!!! OMG, I'm really pregnant!!

First U/S to meet my little one(s)!! August 29th! Cannot wait!!!!!
AMAZING! Two strong heartbeats,both measuring perfectly on schedule .We are having TWINS!
Baby A's heartbeat is 147 and Baby B is 144. Both measure 7w1d (right on schedule) and 1cm.
IN LOVE!

October 1, 2012 - Second u/s (NT Scan) was awesome.
Heartbeats were 157 and 160
One baby was bouncing around like on a trampoline.
One baby was curled up and cozy.
Both measuring a little ahead of schedule.
Great results from scan, and I can finally breathe!

Oct 11 - heard the heartbeats for the first time - amazing!
Next u/s is November 21st - daddy's birthday!!!
Both are doing awesome, strong HB and slightly ahead of schedule.
December 1st - Gender Reveal Party ----- Confirmed Boy/Girl twins !!!! My little miracles arrived April 4, 2013 via scheduled c-section - we were 38w2d. My son weighed 6lbs 11oz and my daughter was 7lbs 9oz. <3<3

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 06:04 PM

I did my retrieval on the 24 too! We did a day 5 transfer tho :) we probably were there many times together! The waiting room was always super full

So Calgary will give us a req for u/s? Or do we get that from our GP? I wider how this is gonna work as by then I will have an OB- how will they feel about 3 different doctors having their hand in this all?
Me: 38
DH: 36
TTC: 2 years
Oct 2010: Started infertility testing
January 2011: Referral to urologist after two Zero SA
February 2011: TESE biopsy
March 2011: Biopsy results zero-referred to Fertility Clinic Foothills
April-present: numerous tests, HSG, U/S, SA
Doctor indicated Sperm Donor is only option- no sperm for ICSI
June 2011: Decided to do IUI with donor
June 2011: Searching for donor
July 2011: Counselling appointment re: donor insemination
July 2011: Picked Donor through Repromed- ordered two units for IUI

Sept. 2, 2011: Clomid DIUI #1, timed ovulation perfectly, 18.9 million-BFN
Oct. 1, 2011: Clomid DIUI #2, 13.9 million and 45% motility-BFN
Nov. 2, 2011: Clomid DIUI #3, 15 million and 51% motility. Got IUI day early, BFN
Jan. 28, 2012: Clomid DIUI#4, 15.9 million and 52% motility. Good timing, BFN

May 2012: DX with PCOS- Sigh...will be doing IVF with antagonist protocal- picked different donor

July IVF: 20 retrieved, 18 fertilized, 8 high quality blasts. 6 frozen, 2 implanted.
Aug 5: positive preg test- O. M. G.
Aug 17: beta 1, beta 2- stopped testing at 64,000
Aug 28 U/S, measuring perfectly at 7wks- saw HB of 119, one bean
April 16/13: DD

#25 Excited

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 06:06 PM

Do u know what the clinic is going to do once they get the results? Do they just say see ya or what?
Me: 38
DH: 36
TTC: 2 years
Oct 2010: Started infertility testing
January 2011: Referral to urologist after two Zero SA
February 2011: TESE biopsy
March 2011: Biopsy results zero-referred to Fertility Clinic Foothills
April-present: numerous tests, HSG, U/S, SA
Doctor indicated Sperm Donor is only option- no sperm for ICSI
June 2011: Decided to do IUI with donor
June 2011: Searching for donor
July 2011: Counselling appointment re: donor insemination
July 2011: Picked Donor through Repromed- ordered two units for IUI

Sept. 2, 2011: Clomid DIUI #1, timed ovulation perfectly, 18.9 million-BFN
Oct. 1, 2011: Clomid DIUI #2, 13.9 million and 45% motility-BFN
Nov. 2, 2011: Clomid DIUI #3, 15 million and 51% motility. Got IUI day early, BFN
Jan. 28, 2012: Clomid DIUI#4, 15.9 million and 52% motility. Good timing, BFN

May 2012: DX with PCOS- Sigh...will be doing IVF with antagonist protocal- picked different donor

July IVF: 20 retrieved, 18 fertilized, 8 high quality blasts. 6 frozen, 2 implanted.
Aug 5: positive preg test- O. M. G.
Aug 17: beta 1, beta 2- stopped testing at 64,000
Aug 28 U/S, measuring perfectly at 7wks- saw HB of 119, one bean
April 16/13: DD