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Keeping the faith.

Posted by babatime , 18 April 2010 · 2224 views

Some TMI warning!!

For three days now I have been feeling a bit off. I had cramps since ET so I was kind of used to them.
BB are not as sore, no night peeing for two nights in a row has me waking up worried. I am not as hungry as I was.
And then yesterday the cramps became different. More intense, more like AF cramps with back ache that is shooting down in my hip bone.
Then yesterday afternoon I started spotting. I know it is very common on this board but with all the other aches and pain it is little heart ranching.

DH and I are trying very hard to keep the faith, and I am repeating to myself that; I trust all will be well no matter the outcome.

Monday, tomorrow morning I have an appointment with my GP's substitute, and friday will be the viability scan. I am quite scared of what we may or may not see.

My eyes are all teared up from your prayers and hugs. You have no idea how much your support is appreciated. I can never thank you enough.

I am going to plant myself on the couch today, taking it easy and we will see what the day has in store for us.

Keeping the faith!

Thanks for reading,
Love and blessings.

Apr 18 2010 08:08 AM
The early days can be terribly stessful no matter how much you try and reason and justify that all will be well.

Stay put on the couch and maybe talk to your clinic about getting that scan done early.

Good Luck

You'll be in my thoughts and prayers that all is well :)
Hi Kat - Yes, spotting can be normal. Just try to rest, don't do too much. I know it's so hard not to worry...we're here for you! JEN
((hugs)) I will keep you in my prayers.
Just to let you know, I had this with both of my pregnancies around the very same time as you are. I know it may not be reassuring to you but so much in your uterus is changing. The cramps can actually be your uterus starting to stretch. I had cramps with my first pregnancy until 16 weeks. I spotted with both as well. As the placenta makes itself comfortable it can cause bleeding. Try to relax and keep the faith!!
You are in my prayers, Kat. I'm pulling for you!

Zan :)
I am hoping all this is normal like others have said. I remember my wife going through this too and all worked out. It doesn't help alleviate the stress but it could be a good sign.
thoughts are with you!
Apr 18 2010 09:03 AM
Kat -this is so stressful but you have the right will be OK. Keep keeping the faith, we will too.
I am thinking of you hunny....just rest...xoxo
That's exactly what I said :) You just Keep the Faith, all will be okay! XOXOX
Thinking of you today as well Kat. I had spotting all through my first trimester too. So scary I know but I am hoping that all will be well for you too. ((Hugs))
Ever Hopeful
Apr 18 2010 10:46 AM
Posted Image Hoping everything works out Kat! Hopefull seeing the Dr. tomorrow will put your mind at ease a little more.
Apr 18 2010 11:01 AM
Kat, praying for you. Just sit and relax, take it easy and try not to stress. I believe! Love ya gal! :)
Apr 18 2010 12:22 PM

Prayers just lifted up for you, bean and hubby (((hugs)))

Blessings and love,

When I think of you and your little beans I have an overwhelming sense of certainty that all is well and good news is to come your way. It's like the universe is sending a resounding YES to you. It's a lovely feeling and I wish I could pass it on to you, so you could feel it too and rest in its embrace... Hang in there sweet woman! Much love to you and DH.
duplicate post - sorry!
It sounds like you have a great plan: rest and trust. Everyone around you can help keep the faith! You are in my thoughts!!! :)
We are also saying a prayer for you Kat! Absolutly no gardening today!! Keep your feet up and we will feed you the positive energy!

Thinking of you!

Christie 'n Cesare
Kat I am praying for you! Please put up your feet and dont do anything and beg your doctor for an early scan. Hugs

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14th of June Started Suprefact
24th June AF cycle day 1
30th of June U/S B/W Looks good, lift off
1 July start injections, Gonal-f 300iu Luveris 75iu + antibiotics
4th July B/W low estrogen only 143
4th of July U/S poor respond to meds, Talk of canceling or convert to IUI
7Th of July U/S five small follicles not looking good
10Th of July U/S two good size follicles proceed to IUI
14Th of July U/S five good size follicles back to IVF
16Th of July Egg retrieval, 9 eggs, 4 good ones, 4 hopefuls, 1 immature
17Th of July Three eggs fertilized, four hopefuls
18Th of July Two 4 cell, one 2 cell, Three more eggs fertilized with ICSI over night.
19Th of July transferred three perfect little embies at 2 pm

July 20th, poor DH I was so moody he could not even blink right. I'm hungry all the time.
July 21, I feel crampy and tired.
July 22, I found a book to help me feel grateful for the whole experience I am going through.
July 23 Life is beautiful,I am thankful for today.
July 24, taking the "kids" (little embies) camping, I feel so happy being PUPO making it this far.
July 25/26 camping was just amazing.
July 27, peed on a darn negative stick, I am going find a nice positive one for next
July 28 DH's 36th birthday, Must find a positive stick to pee on.

IVF #1 cost

Basic cost-IVF treatment $5,400.00Embryo cryopreservation $750.00Assisted Embryo Hatching $400.00Superfact $167.29Superfact $ 83.65Gonal-f $288.90Gonal-f $866.70Gonal-f $288.90Gonal-f $433.50Gonal-f $866.70Gonal-f $866.70Gonal-f ($288.90)DonatedGonal-f $866.70HCG $88.88Doxycycline $ 38.28Luveris ($775.00) free $00.00Medrol $16.94Estrace $33.78Prometrium $181.79Total $11'638.75


21Th of September
IVF+AH+EC $6500.00
Marvelon $ 15.90
Gonal-f ten days worth
1030.00$ for manopur
and superfact
manopur 168.78 (didn't use it)
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Estrace 33.77
Pometrium 181.79
Medrol 16.93
ICSI 1500.00
Total so far 12'576.05
Donated 1000.$ worth of
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