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#51 KennyandFooty

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 01:32 PM

Thoroughly enjoyed reading all of the advice and events in this thread. I'm only halfway there, but KNOW this information is going to be very handy! Thanks to all who have contributed! Would love to hear even more!!
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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


#52 elephantshoes

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 07:39 PM

Hmm - one thing that I haven't seen so far is that an epidural can make you itchy. Within about 5 mins of getting it I was scratching my arms and chest like crazy - the nurse said it was perfectly normal and to try not to take off any skin!

 

Also, make friends with the nurses!  We LOVED ours and had a blast with them (24 hr labour) and we're pretty sure that they hooked us up with a semi-private room with no other patients (therefore private) because they liked us and wanted to help us out post delivery...every other room had at least two families in it and we were told that there was no way we'd get a private room even though we were willing to pay for it.

 

Regarding the adult diapers, I had so much water gushing that they were of limited use for the way there (although that is what I wore to the hospital and they were most likely better than what a pad would have done) - I ended up having to just use a towel because there was so much coming out.  When they came in really handy though was after the birth back at home, and I needed to get up with the baby every few hours.  I ended up just sleeping in the diaper with a t-shirt and was able to get up and walk around without worrying about pants etc....I suppose you could do that with pads and underwear too, but it was just nice to know that everything was covered, nothing needed to be wrapped/unwrapped and could just be chucked when used up (vs washed with possible stain removal)....simple is so nice for those first few days.

 

Oh, and one more thing...my best friend dropped off cut up fruit and veggies and it was a godsend - make sure you have food available that's already prepared and can be eaten right out of the fridge/container.  You will have NO TIME to assemble anything those first few days (hummas and pita chips saved us)!


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IVF 1 - cancelled, oversuppressed

IVF 2 - cancelled, ovulated through stims

IVF 3 - BFP, welcomed beautiful baby girl

FET 1 - 1 blast, BFN

FET 2 - 1 blast BFP, chemical

FET 3 - 2 blasts, BFN

IVF 4 - adding in PGS this time, two PERFECT blasts transferred, BFN

ERA revealed implantation window is off by 2 days

IVF 5 - cancelled, ridiculously bad growth compared to other cycles

IVF 6 - transfer cancelled, all 11 blasts came back genetically abnormal

 

getting second opinion/changing clinics...the story continues...

 

IVF 7 - 34 retrieved, 7 day 5 blasts, 6 PGS NORMAL!!!

FET 4 - 1 euploid blast (4BB), BFN

Immune testing - NK cells too high, LADs too low - 3 LITS + IVIG recommended and completed

ERA testing shows that lining is receptive for 7.5dt 

FET 5 - 1 euploid blast (3ABO), BFP

BETA #1 - 10dp5dt 252

BETA #2 - 12dp5dt 559

everything is crossed...

Welcomed another beautiful baby girl 

 

FET 6 - 1 euploid blast (3BAO), BFP

BETA #1 - 13dp5dt 420

Welcomed our 3rd beautiful baby girl

 

Our journey is complete.  What a wild ride.


#53 Sasabee

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 09:54 PM

Elephantshoes - i agree re sliced fruit. My Mum picked up a large pack of strawberries on her way to visit me at the hospital and honest to god it was my favourite thing of the various goodies people brought me.

A post delivery piece of FYI - It is normal to have bloody poops (sexy right?). As a person who has had colon issues in the past i almost had a coronary when i wiped and saw blood at about 6 wks after delivery. My "bum doctor" told me that this is a normal post delivery symptom. I was then able to breath again. Yup that's me all sorts of plumbing issues ;)
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Me: 35, DH: 47

Dx: Male factor

2007-09 IUI x 6 with DS @ OVO = BFNs

IVF 1.0 (January-March 2012)

BCP - January 1

U/S 1, 2, 3 - February 6-17 (Suprefact, Gonal-F, Luveris)

TESA - February 20

ER - February 21 (7 eggs, 5 matured, 4 fertilized)

ET - February 26 (10-cell Embryo, compact blastocyst) no frosties

March 8 - BFN

IVF 2.0

BCP - May 14 - June 4

Suprefact 50U - June 1 - 13

U/S 1 - June 14 - green light to start stimming (375 QD Menopur, 5U Suprefact)

U/S 2 - June 19 - 7-8 small follicles, dosage of Menopur increased to 525 QD, Suprefact stays the same

U/S 3 - June 22 - 4 follicles 13-14mm (left), 3-4 follicles ~6mm (right), staying on Menopur & Suprefact (same dosage as June 19)

U/S 4 - June 25 - 4 follicles left (14, 16, 16, 19), ~3 follicles right (10, 12, 14 - there may be another little guy) - staying on Menopur & Suprefact (same dosage as June 19)

HCG - June 26 @ 11:30 PM

ER - June 28 (8 eggs, 8 matured, 3 fertilized)

ET (3dt) - June 30 one 8-cell compact blast transferred (no frosties)

Beta 434 - July 14 = BFP!!! Also happens to be my oldest stepDD's birthday

Viability scan - Heartbeat viewed, graduated onto ob-gyn

NT scan - Sept 7 - u/s all looks good, blood test 1:1200 asked to do second set of blood tests

Oct 2 - Second set of blood tests...1:48000, all is great!

Oct 31 - 20 wk u/s - all good - team green

Jan 8 - officially passed GD test, hello ice cream we will remain friends

Katrina Josephine born March 26, 2013


#54 PaleSpring

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 09:20 PM

Baby bundlers are great for sleeping because the quick access makes it so much easier to change diapers than regular pjs! Some babies dont mind night-time changes, mine used to scream his head off. If you dont have to get legs in and out of the pjs and fuss with snaps and zippers, it just makes a bit smoother. These are baby bundlers in case anyone didnt know, basically an open gown at the bottom

 

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Me: 32, DH: 34

Unexplained Infertility

Nov 2010: IUI#1 -BFN

Jan.& Feb '11: IUI#2,3 -BFN

Mar: Polyp in uterus

Apr: Hysteroscopy & Polypectomy.Pathology normal

May-July: IUI #4,5,6 -BFN

Aug-Jan'12: Trying naturally, with acupuncture, fertility yoga, herbal supplements

 

IVM#1: Feb 2012

ER: Feb.7: 9 eggs retrieved, 6 mature(d), 2 fertilized

ET: Feb.10: 4-cell day2 embryo and 5-cell day3 embryo

BFN

 

IVF#1: April 2012

ER: April 4th: 14 eggs retrieved, 7 mature, 5 fertilized

ET: Apr9. day5 transfer of 1 blast, 2 more frozen

BFN

 

FET #1: ET Sept 7th 2012

Transferred one d5 blast

Beta Sept 18 --BFP!!!!!!!!!!! Thank You God!!!! aH

Viability Scan: Oct 2nd. Heartbeat viewed, everything normal!

Anatomy Scan: Jan 14th. Its a boy!!

DD: May 25th, 2013
May 17th, 2013. Emergency C-section. Baby is here!! aH What did my arms do before they held him, what did my heart do with its love!! Thank You God!!! aH

 

 

Round 2: Project Sibling!

IVF#1 November 2014

ER: 21 eggs retrieved, 19 mature. 9 fertilized. 3 frozen

Transfer delayed because of OHSS

FET#1: February 2015. 1 blast transferred = BFN

FET#2: May 2015. 1 blast transferred =  BFN

FET#3: Sept..Transfer cancelled, blast didnt survive thawing

 

IVF#2 January 2016

ER: 19 eggs retrieved, 17 mature, 11 fertilized

6 ice babies: 4 day5 blasts and 2 day6 blasts

Transfer delayed because of OHSS

FET#1: April 2016 = BFN

 

May-July: Lupron & Letrozole

FET#2: Aug 2016 = BFP!!!!!!! Thank You God aH aH

 

 

"There are two ways to live, one is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is"- Albert Einstein

 


#55 PaleSpring

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 09:22 PM

Also, if you use a diaper disposal...I find that the newborn diapers dont smell bad at all so you can just toss them in your bathroom trash, that way you dont have to waste so many refills when you're going through so many diapers a day!


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Me: 32, DH: 34

Unexplained Infertility

Nov 2010: IUI#1 -BFN

Jan.& Feb '11: IUI#2,3 -BFN

Mar: Polyp in uterus

Apr: Hysteroscopy & Polypectomy.Pathology normal

May-July: IUI #4,5,6 -BFN

Aug-Jan'12: Trying naturally, with acupuncture, fertility yoga, herbal supplements

 

IVM#1: Feb 2012

ER: Feb.7: 9 eggs retrieved, 6 mature(d), 2 fertilized

ET: Feb.10: 4-cell day2 embryo and 5-cell day3 embryo

BFN

 

IVF#1: April 2012

ER: April 4th: 14 eggs retrieved, 7 mature, 5 fertilized

ET: Apr9. day5 transfer of 1 blast, 2 more frozen

BFN

 

FET #1: ET Sept 7th 2012

Transferred one d5 blast

Beta Sept 18 --BFP!!!!!!!!!!! Thank You God!!!! aH

Viability Scan: Oct 2nd. Heartbeat viewed, everything normal!

Anatomy Scan: Jan 14th. Its a boy!!

DD: May 25th, 2013
May 17th, 2013. Emergency C-section. Baby is here!! aH What did my arms do before they held him, what did my heart do with its love!! Thank You God!!! aH

 

 

Round 2: Project Sibling!

IVF#1 November 2014

ER: 21 eggs retrieved, 19 mature. 9 fertilized. 3 frozen

Transfer delayed because of OHSS

FET#1: February 2015. 1 blast transferred = BFN

FET#2: May 2015. 1 blast transferred =  BFN

FET#3: Sept..Transfer cancelled, blast didnt survive thawing

 

IVF#2 January 2016

ER: 19 eggs retrieved, 17 mature, 11 fertilized

6 ice babies: 4 day5 blasts and 2 day6 blasts

Transfer delayed because of OHSS

FET#1: April 2016 = BFN

 

May-July: Lupron & Letrozole

FET#2: Aug 2016 = BFP!!!!!!! Thank You God aH aH

 

 

"There are two ways to live, one is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is"- Albert Einstein

 


#56 PaleSpring

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 07:08 PM

Baby's second night! Thank God a nurse at the hospital warned us and gave us this handout to prepare us! I would suggest to not just read it and make your partner read it, but print it out and take to the hospital with you, because if you are like me, you will read it again a couple more times when you are freaking out on the second night!

 

http://kellymom.com/...s/second-night/


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Me: 32, DH: 34

Unexplained Infertility

Nov 2010: IUI#1 -BFN

Jan.& Feb '11: IUI#2,3 -BFN

Mar: Polyp in uterus

Apr: Hysteroscopy & Polypectomy.Pathology normal

May-July: IUI #4,5,6 -BFN

Aug-Jan'12: Trying naturally, with acupuncture, fertility yoga, herbal supplements

 

IVM#1: Feb 2012

ER: Feb.7: 9 eggs retrieved, 6 mature(d), 2 fertilized

ET: Feb.10: 4-cell day2 embryo and 5-cell day3 embryo

BFN

 

IVF#1: April 2012

ER: April 4th: 14 eggs retrieved, 7 mature, 5 fertilized

ET: Apr9. day5 transfer of 1 blast, 2 more frozen

BFN

 

FET #1: ET Sept 7th 2012

Transferred one d5 blast

Beta Sept 18 --BFP!!!!!!!!!!! Thank You God!!!! aH

Viability Scan: Oct 2nd. Heartbeat viewed, everything normal!

Anatomy Scan: Jan 14th. Its a boy!!

DD: May 25th, 2013
May 17th, 2013. Emergency C-section. Baby is here!! aH What did my arms do before they held him, what did my heart do with its love!! Thank You God!!! aH

 

 

Round 2: Project Sibling!

IVF#1 November 2014

ER: 21 eggs retrieved, 19 mature. 9 fertilized. 3 frozen

Transfer delayed because of OHSS

FET#1: February 2015. 1 blast transferred = BFN

FET#2: May 2015. 1 blast transferred =  BFN

FET#3: Sept..Transfer cancelled, blast didnt survive thawing

 

IVF#2 January 2016

ER: 19 eggs retrieved, 17 mature, 11 fertilized

6 ice babies: 4 day5 blasts and 2 day6 blasts

Transfer delayed because of OHSS

FET#1: April 2016 = BFN

 

May-July: Lupron & Letrozole

FET#2: Aug 2016 = BFP!!!!!!! Thank You God aH aH

 

 

"There are two ways to live, one is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is"- Albert Einstein

 


#57 KennyandFooty

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 11:36 AM

LOVED that article.Thanks for posting!


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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


#58 PaleSpring

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 08:02 PM

Ohh yes one more thing I didnt learn until after baby was born...there arent just 3 trimesters! There are 4! The 4th trimester is the first couple of months after the baby is born....baby is born but in many ways still needs the environment of the womb to be happy and comfortable!!

 

Some links below to help your baby adjust in the 4th trimester....especially if baby has colic!

 

http://www.coliccalm...ster-theory.php

http://babycalm.word...n-your-arms-30/

 

Dr Harvey Karp..5 S's...these are a lifesaver!

http://www.happiestb...e-whole-family/

 

http://www.happiestb...de_DR.KARP_.pdf

 

Swaddling tips

 

White noise

http://www.troubleso...ve-white-noise/

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNqERBWaJeM


Me: 32, DH: 34

Unexplained Infertility

Nov 2010: IUI#1 -BFN

Jan.& Feb '11: IUI#2,3 -BFN

Mar: Polyp in uterus

Apr: Hysteroscopy & Polypectomy.Pathology normal

May-July: IUI #4,5,6 -BFN

Aug-Jan'12: Trying naturally, with acupuncture, fertility yoga, herbal supplements

 

IVM#1: Feb 2012

ER: Feb.7: 9 eggs retrieved, 6 mature(d), 2 fertilized

ET: Feb.10: 4-cell day2 embryo and 5-cell day3 embryo

BFN

 

IVF#1: April 2012

ER: April 4th: 14 eggs retrieved, 7 mature, 5 fertilized

ET: Apr9. day5 transfer of 1 blast, 2 more frozen

BFN

 

FET #1: ET Sept 7th 2012

Transferred one d5 blast

Beta Sept 18 --BFP!!!!!!!!!!! Thank You God!!!! aH

Viability Scan: Oct 2nd. Heartbeat viewed, everything normal!

Anatomy Scan: Jan 14th. Its a boy!!

DD: May 25th, 2013
May 17th, 2013. Emergency C-section. Baby is here!! aH What did my arms do before they held him, what did my heart do with its love!! Thank You God!!! aH

 

 

Round 2: Project Sibling!

IVF#1 November 2014

ER: 21 eggs retrieved, 19 mature. 9 fertilized. 3 frozen

Transfer delayed because of OHSS

FET#1: February 2015. 1 blast transferred = BFN

FET#2: May 2015. 1 blast transferred =  BFN

FET#3: Sept..Transfer cancelled, blast didnt survive thawing

 

IVF#2 January 2016

ER: 19 eggs retrieved, 17 mature, 11 fertilized

6 ice babies: 4 day5 blasts and 2 day6 blasts

Transfer delayed because of OHSS

FET#1: April 2016 = BFN

 

May-July: Lupron & Letrozole

FET#2: Aug 2016 = BFP!!!!!!! Thank You God aH aH

 

 

"There are two ways to live, one is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is"- Albert Einstein

 


#59 PaleSpring

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 08:04 PM

LOVED that article.Thanks for posting!

 

 

You're welcome my dear! OMG Team Blue!! Congrats!!!!!!!!! So exciting!!!


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Me: 32, DH: 34

Unexplained Infertility

Nov 2010: IUI#1 -BFN

Jan.& Feb '11: IUI#2,3 -BFN

Mar: Polyp in uterus

Apr: Hysteroscopy & Polypectomy.Pathology normal

May-July: IUI #4,5,6 -BFN

Aug-Jan'12: Trying naturally, with acupuncture, fertility yoga, herbal supplements

 

IVM#1: Feb 2012

ER: Feb.7: 9 eggs retrieved, 6 mature(d), 2 fertilized

ET: Feb.10: 4-cell day2 embryo and 5-cell day3 embryo

BFN

 

IVF#1: April 2012

ER: April 4th: 14 eggs retrieved, 7 mature, 5 fertilized

ET: Apr9. day5 transfer of 1 blast, 2 more frozen

BFN

 

FET #1: ET Sept 7th 2012

Transferred one d5 blast

Beta Sept 18 --BFP!!!!!!!!!!! Thank You God!!!! aH

Viability Scan: Oct 2nd. Heartbeat viewed, everything normal!

Anatomy Scan: Jan 14th. Its a boy!!

DD: May 25th, 2013
May 17th, 2013. Emergency C-section. Baby is here!! aH What did my arms do before they held him, what did my heart do with its love!! Thank You God!!! aH

 

 

Round 2: Project Sibling!

IVF#1 November 2014

ER: 21 eggs retrieved, 19 mature. 9 fertilized. 3 frozen

Transfer delayed because of OHSS

FET#1: February 2015. 1 blast transferred = BFN

FET#2: May 2015. 1 blast transferred =  BFN

FET#3: Sept..Transfer cancelled, blast didnt survive thawing

 

IVF#2 January 2016

ER: 19 eggs retrieved, 17 mature, 11 fertilized

6 ice babies: 4 day5 blasts and 2 day6 blasts

Transfer delayed because of OHSS

FET#1: April 2016 = BFN

 

May-July: Lupron & Letrozole

FET#2: Aug 2016 = BFP!!!!!!! Thank You God aH aH

 

 

"There are two ways to live, one is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is"- Albert Einstein

 


#60 Maralee

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 11:45 PM

Baby's second night! Thank God a nurse at the hospital warned us and gave us this handout to prepare us! I would suggest to not just read it and make your partner read it, but print it out and take to the hospital with you, because if you are like me, you will read it again a couple more times when you are freaking out on the second night!

 

http://kellymom.com/...s/second-night/

OMG, so darn true!  I spent all the 2nd night sitting in a rocking chair, watching snow fall outside our hospital room, with a baby on my boob the whole night!  Good to know (would have been great to know before it happened!).


Me 30, 31, 32 Hubs 35, 36, 37

See about me for past history
IVF 2
Jan 2013-awaiting consult at VFC...
Feb 2013-Consult a success, off to victoria we go!  Looking at April.  Meanwhile, started gluten/dairy reduced diet with a ton of supplements.  Feeling great!
Day 1...Mar13/13
LH surge Mar 24 Start estrace Mar 27
Day 1, April 8
Fly to VFC April 9-u/s and blood work-all OK
April 10-start stims Gonal 225, saizen 1.66mg, repronex 75
April 15-u/s and bw, all good, 6 follies, all same size, continue and next u/s and bw apr 17
April 17-u/s and bw-all good, 7 follies, similar size, continue and next u/s apr 18.  ER on april 20 or 21
April 18-bw good, u/s now 10 follies but starting to separate in size.  Back tomorrow, ER april 21/22?
April 19-bw good, 1/2 of follies ready...trigger tonight, ER on April 21
April 21-9 retrieved.  Awaiting fertilization reports... fingers crossed!
April 22-Amazing news, 8 out of 9 are mature and all 8 fertilize, 1/2 by ICSI, 1/2 by regular.  How could that happen?
April 23-All 8 still going, mix of 15-19/20
April 24-6 still going, 2 transferred-an 19/20 and 18/20, 2 frozen a 18/20, 17/20, and 2 in culture to day 5-wait and see
May 8-OMG, positive beta!!  517, wow! 14dp3dt
May 10-beta 1060.  Yay!!
May 27-viability u/s...both took, it's twins!  Heartbeats around 140, 1 measures a couple days behind.  CRAZY!
June 16-10 wk u/s, both still growing, hb's 172 and 165. 
July 2-Nuchal-excellent.  Fell in love with them.  hb's 168 and 160, both measure a couple days ahead now.
Aug 16- 18 week detailed, both are amazing.  Team green! Cord insertion issue with baby A discovered.
Oct 10-27wk 4 day, A is 2 lbs, B is 2.2 lbs...may have seen a penis and sac on one of them.
Nov 7-30wk 4 day, A is 3lbs 13 oz, B is 4lbs 2 oz, this is going to hurt.
Nov 21-32wk 4 day, A is 4lbs, B is 4 lbs 8 oz, starting to slow down a bit, and both head down.
Dec 4-34 wk 3 day, A is 5 lbs 2 oz, B is 5 lbs 5 oz, A head down and engaged, B now breech.
 
Dec 17-after falling down the stairs, our baby boy and girl arrived at 36 weeks, small but healthy
Welcome Abigael and Colin.
 

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#61 PaleSpring

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 08:51 AM

Some great articles!

 

http://www.elephantj...-wish-id-known/

 

 

http://mamaseeds.com...&action_ref_map


Me: 32, DH: 34

Unexplained Infertility

Nov 2010: IUI#1 -BFN

Jan.& Feb '11: IUI#2,3 -BFN

Mar: Polyp in uterus

Apr: Hysteroscopy & Polypectomy.Pathology normal

May-July: IUI #4,5,6 -BFN

Aug-Jan'12: Trying naturally, with acupuncture, fertility yoga, herbal supplements

 

IVM#1: Feb 2012

ER: Feb.7: 9 eggs retrieved, 6 mature(d), 2 fertilized

ET: Feb.10: 4-cell day2 embryo and 5-cell day3 embryo

BFN

 

IVF#1: April 2012

ER: April 4th: 14 eggs retrieved, 7 mature, 5 fertilized

ET: Apr9. day5 transfer of 1 blast, 2 more frozen

BFN

 

FET #1: ET Sept 7th 2012

Transferred one d5 blast

Beta Sept 18 --BFP!!!!!!!!!!! Thank You God!!!! aH

Viability Scan: Oct 2nd. Heartbeat viewed, everything normal!

Anatomy Scan: Jan 14th. Its a boy!!

DD: May 25th, 2013
May 17th, 2013. Emergency C-section. Baby is here!! aH What did my arms do before they held him, what did my heart do with its love!! Thank You God!!! aH

 

 

Round 2: Project Sibling!

IVF#1 November 2014

ER: 21 eggs retrieved, 19 mature. 9 fertilized. 3 frozen

Transfer delayed because of OHSS

FET#1: February 2015. 1 blast transferred = BFN

FET#2: May 2015. 1 blast transferred =  BFN

FET#3: Sept..Transfer cancelled, blast didnt survive thawing

 

IVF#2 January 2016

ER: 19 eggs retrieved, 17 mature, 11 fertilized

6 ice babies: 4 day5 blasts and 2 day6 blasts

Transfer delayed because of OHSS

FET#1: April 2016 = BFN

 

May-July: Lupron & Letrozole

FET#2: Aug 2016 = BFP!!!!!!! Thank You God aH aH

 

 

"There are two ways to live, one is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is"- Albert Einstein

 


#62 elephantshoes

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 05:36 PM

Baby's second night! Thank God a nurse at the hospital warned us and gave us this handout to prepare us! I would suggest to not just read it and make your partner read it, but print it out and take to the hospital with you, because if you are like me, you will read it again a couple more times when you are freaking out on the second night!

 

http://kellymom.com/...s/second-night/

 

Wow.  I wish I had read this article prior to our daughters birth.  We were already home by night two and I was on the verge of a complete meltdown by about 4am with the screaming baby.  All she wanted was to be held and I just assumed that she would sleep through the night like she had in the hospital. 

 

Thank you for sharing!  Hopefully this will help out some other first-time moms.  By far this was the hardest night of my/her life.


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IVF 1 - cancelled, oversuppressed

IVF 2 - cancelled, ovulated through stims

IVF 3 - BFP, welcomed beautiful baby girl

FET 1 - 1 blast, BFN

FET 2 - 1 blast BFP, chemical

FET 3 - 2 blasts, BFN

IVF 4 - adding in PGS this time, two PERFECT blasts transferred, BFN

ERA revealed implantation window is off by 2 days

IVF 5 - cancelled, ridiculously bad growth compared to other cycles

IVF 6 - transfer cancelled, all 11 blasts came back genetically abnormal

 

getting second opinion/changing clinics...the story continues...

 

IVF 7 - 34 retrieved, 7 day 5 blasts, 6 PGS NORMAL!!!

FET 4 - 1 euploid blast (4BB), BFN

Immune testing - NK cells too high, LADs too low - 3 LITS + IVIG recommended and completed

ERA testing shows that lining is receptive for 7.5dt 

FET 5 - 1 euploid blast (3ABO), BFP

BETA #1 - 10dp5dt 252

BETA #2 - 12dp5dt 559

everything is crossed...

Welcomed another beautiful baby girl 

 

FET 6 - 1 euploid blast (3BAO), BFP

BETA #1 - 13dp5dt 420

Welcomed our 3rd beautiful baby girl

 

Our journey is complete.  What a wild ride.


#63 quandry

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Posted 21 October 2014 - 12:56 PM

Some things I learned years ago from my first two:

If you have stitches down there, do some "lamping". Essentially it's a lamp with a regular bulb(you need the heat) that you place about a foot away from your bare groin, turn on and place a blanket over your legs to lock the heat in. The warmth dries the area lessening the chance of infection and also encourages blood flow which quickens healing.

My second was STARVED the second night and wouldn't stop crying. My milk hadn't come in so we have in and did a bit of formula via baby dropper. My milk was in the next day but we managed to get a couple hours of sleep without his hunger wails.

Forget clippers or files for baby nails. While baby is feeding take the outside hand and bite their nails. It's easier, quicker and less likely to hurt baby than anything else. Nails are very soft after a bath so I'd do it after I'd bathed them. Italians believe if you use clippers on a baby that they will become a thief. Lol

Babies cry. Sometimes a lot. It's ok to be frustrated. And it's ok to put the baby in their crib and walk away for a few moments. You need to gather yourself sometimes and that's ok.

Dads won't do things as well as you and that too is ok. They need to do things too even if it isn't the way you would. Baby might even cry but again baby won't die. Really! If you can, take times in those first few months to give dad alone time. Grab groceries yourself. Send them on a walk. And realize even if baby is crying a bit when you come home that they are ok. Let dad figure things out and they'll feel more useful.

If your baby has colic take a look at your diet. Caffeine. Broccoli and other veggies. Gas makers and stimulants. For us the trigger was milk. I craved milk with both kids. My daughter had colic but I never figured out why. When I was pg with second I found out my first had a milk allergy. My second only had one bad crying bout after being at a shower that was all milk based treats ( milk drinks with fruit, cheese and cheesecake). I cut out milk and my son never really cried again.

Do things. See friends. Visit. Go shopping. Babies are portable and if you plan around naps you'll manage. And be happier for it.

The noise in the hospital wouldn't let me sleep. I did need to come home and it was easier for me. Everyone's different but I found being in the hospital harder than being at home.

About five weeks after I stopped bleeding. A week later I started gushing and passed a fist sized clot. I landed up at the ER. I did have retained placenta but was ok. If you start bleeding after stopping see your dr just in case.

Try not to buy big items right away. If you can, borrow to see if they work for you. My daughter hated the peg perego stroller (800$!) I bought. And the swing. I did use them for my son, but every baby is different and money doesn't grow on trees!

I read a book on getting baby to sleep by a dr Ferber. It was a lifesaver. My dd co slept and was a horrible sleeper. My d's at three months was ferberized and slept much better (and in his own room) than she did. I could lay him down fully awake and he'd sigh happily and sleep. Even with a house full of people.

Which brings me to my last advice. It's tempting to tiptoe around a sleeping baby but don't. Life happens. And silence is not always possible. Get baby used to a bit of noise and they will sleep much better!
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#64 kookacola

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 07:09 AM

I wish I'd seen this before I had dd.  None the less, it is a good list DB.  The hormone crash is so so true.  I remembered mine after reading about it in your list of advice given.  One thing to add, if you're pregnant and you get back headaches while driving in the car, ask someone to put a static belt under the car.  It helps keep the static from the road from touching the car and therefore easing the headaches and sickness in the car.  Next, if you get sore breast from the milk coming in and it's a little engorged, try some potato peels and put them in between paper towels and have the peels damp, place them on your breasts and it will help with that. I had a doula suggest this to a nurse who was with me in the hospital.  When baby sleeps, try to sleep, if you can't catch up on the laundry.  Also, take time and hold baby as much as you can.  I spent hours holding dd in the rocking chair and I'd talk to her and read to her and sometimes we feel asleep in the chair.  If breastfeeding doesn't work out, don't beat yourself up about it.  Sometimes it will just fall into place once you're both home and relaxed.  My dd didn't latch on until 6 weeks after delivery and I went to a lactation consultant and she gave me some help. 


married since 1996. '98 went to first ob and given clomid and written off at the door. '99 went to second ob and he did a lap and said if we weren't pg in 6 months referral to RFP. '00 went to RFP and re said she couldn't explain why we couldn't get pg but didn't investigate ether. '03 natural bfp and had m/c at 12 weeks. '04 went to another ob who was an re. he did iui, testing. '05 iui with letrazole-bfn. '06 iui and clomid and cancelled cycle and went in for surgery. Lap and hysteroscopy. did iui and injections and bfn. Referred to RFP again because re got us as far as he could and re said I had high fsh, lh and pof and pcos and endo, also suggested egg donation. If it weren't for him, we wouldn't have dd. went to RFP and were told ivf was not a good idea because I respond poorly to meds. ok, let's move onto d/e. Couldn't do d/e until we had a failed cycle under out belts with my eggs. '07 did ivf with my eggs, retrived 3 and 1 made it to transfer- chemical. So moved onto d/e. '09 went back to RFP again for the orientation and consult for d/e and cycled in April '09- 13 eggs retrieved and 4 made it to day 3. Two transferred and bgp with dd. Dd born on 01/01/10!!!! Were crown the New Years Baby!!!! '14 came back for consult and did fet in Nov which was a bfn sad.png we're out of embies and options. Meet re/ob in '15 to discuss options. Considering adoption.