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#1 joyfulintent

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 12:17 PM

It's so unusual to find stories about TTC from a man's perspective but I read this article online today and thought it was great: http://www.guardian....ver-trying-baby

There are also a few IVF blogs I follow that are written by men - here are the links, FYI

http://infertility-a...e.com/the-diary

http://mrinbetween.wordpress.com/

http://xbox4nappyrash.blogspot.com/

And although their babies didn't come after a struggle with IVF I like this guy:

http://www.ironycent...m/babymain.html
Me: 44, DH: 41
TTC: since Feb 08

June 2008 - natural BFP! - Miscarriage at 7w

July 2009 - IVF/ICSI#1 - our daughter Katherine Lillian stillborn at 25w

April 2010 - FET #1 - BFN

June 2010 - IVF/ICSI #2 - BFN

September 2010 - FET #2 - chemical pregnancy :-(

August 2011 - IVF/ICSI #3 - miscarriage at 8w - no HB, D&C

November 2011 - FET #3 - BFN

Feb 2012 - donor cycle #1 - BFP!
preventative cerclage @ 11w3d
8 Nov - one perfect baby girl - we're in love

#2 gibasgirl

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 03:17 PM

Thank you very much for posting this.

#3 tigerlady

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 05:58 PM

Thank you for sharing!
Anne
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Me 34 DH 50 TTC 5 Years, 2 Ectopic, one tube removed one blocked.. many miscarriages and grief later 1 Laparotomy, 1 Laprascopy
IVF#1
Dec 9, 2008 start BCP Dec 20,2008 Start Suprefact Jan 2, 2009 start Puregon....wooohooo good-bye Suprefact headaches
23 Follicles, 20 growing I am starting to feel like I will burst!!! ER: Jan 14Thank god thats over with!!!!!! 11 Eggs retrieved - 9 Fertilized
ET - Jan 17 930 am - transferred 2 8cell grade 3.5 embryos,,, 2 to Freeze :-)) Beta Jan 28- 113 Beta Jan 30- 339 Beta Feb 2- 1570 DUE DATE Oct 8, 2009 u/s feb 9 One baby!
2nd u/s Feb 20 143 HB! All is well, no more trips to OFC! ITS A GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Shelby-Anne Darcy was born on Sept 17, 2009 at 1920hrs weighing 7lbs5oz!!!! My beautiful little miracle!!

IVF #2 - Consult Mar 17, 2010!! March 29 - Baseline ultrasound - 26 Follicles Woohoo STarted BCP April 28 Suprefact May 8 225iu Puregon May 21 ER: June 2 11 Eggs retrieved!! Only 6 fertilized ET: June 5 2 embies 8 cell grade 4 and 8 cell grade 3 POAS-a-thon begins June 14 - Beta:June 18 BFP - thought it was miscarriage - nope, thought it was ectopic--no..dont think so, something in the uterus......the suspense.....
MISCARRIAGE :-(

IVF#3 Nov 21 start Suprefact, Dec 3 Puregon ----- stay tuned - transferred 2 perfect eggs on Day 3
We are pregnant!! WOohoo Beta 3025 JAN - One perfect bean measuring a week ahead and a beautiful heartbeat!
Mitchell Robert Alphonse Cormier was born August 02, 2011 at 2014 hrs weighing 6 pounds, 6 ounces~