This weekend is one of the more difficult weekends of the year for those experiencing infertility and are child-free. For the remainder of this weekend the board will operate without the status update sidebar. It should be back after the weekend. Thank you for your understanding.
Posted 11 May 2013 - 10:07 AM
Thank you for this Rick-much appreciated
Me 37 Hx of Graves hyperthyroid
DH 46 Hx of Grade 4 varicocoele-repaired
3 IUI w/ Clomid 3 chemical pregnancies
1 IVF BFN
Fet x2 BFN
Trying to accept child-free life
Posted 11 May 2013 - 04:18 PM
Posted 11 May 2013 - 09:05 PM
Thanks for approaching this weekend so sensitively. Well done.
See about me for past history
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!
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.
Posted 11 May 2013 - 11:22 PM
I can't take any credit, it was suggested by much wiser ladies.
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Posted 12 May 2013 - 02:30 PM
I think this is a great idea. My heart lurches for the I imagine people feeling when I see/hear all the updates on FB and other media.