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#1 elephantshoes

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 01:47 PM

Emily Peyton arrived July 12 weighing 6lbs 8ozs.  She is absolutely perfect.

 

I wanted to thank everyone here for your support throughout this journey.  Your love, support, friendship, knowledge, guidance, and encouragement gave me the courage to fight against our infertility.  Without you I don't know how I would have survived.

 

Wishing you all the blessing of a child no matter how they come to be...

 

 

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#2 CrisBelieve

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 01:53 PM

Precious angel!!  Beautiful baby and beautiful name.  Congratulations!  :)


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More details on our infertility journey in 'About Me' page

 

Me: 40, DH: 43

TTC for many years - severe male factor - Obstructive Azoospermia

 

Our 7th cycle brought us the miracles we were looking for.  Our twin girls were born in 2017!  heart.gif heart.gif

 

Trying for baby #3

 

Fresh transfer in Feb 2019 = BFN

FET - June 2019

June 25 - transferred one day 6 grade 2 expanded blast

June 29 - POAS...very very faint line!  

July 4 - beta @ 9dpt = 95, beta @ 11dpt = 311, beta @ 13dpt = 646

July 25 - viability scan @ exactly 7 weeks - one baby with heartbeat of 147!  So very thankful.

August 8 - 9 week ultrasound - baby moving around with heartbeat of 170!

August 30 - 12 week NT scan - all looks well with the babe, heartbeat of 155

October 24 - anatomy scan...everything looks great and we are having a babyboy.gif !  So happy!

 


#3 Lisa1981

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 02:01 PM

She looks wonderful. Congratulations :D


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Me: 33 - DH: 36

July 2012: referred to Ottawa fertility center
August 2012: Test results are back
High FSH, Low AFC (only 6)
Endo (duuuh) & DOR  (great....)

And may has well make it a trio...male factor (motility)

 

After 2 failed IUIs, 5 Failed IVF:

Trying on our own until spring come's along... 

 

Feb 09: A little Miracle, a natural BFP. Praying it sticks around for 9 months.

Feb 11: Beta 25 (yikes)- P4: 47 oh boy, put on progesterone

Feb 13: Beta 86 - P4: 144

Feb 18: Beta 544 - P4: 96

Feb 20: Beta 1128 - P4: 81... increased progesterone to 600mg

Feb 24: Beta 1608 - P4: 100... oh boy, not looking promissing

Feb 25: Beta: 1942 (no P4) at another hospital.. ok, looking better... U/S: sac and yolk. Nothing else.

March 04: HB 115. Problem: Sac is small... repeat u/s next week

March 14: U/S , HB (abdominal) 167bpm (internal) 158bpm. Problem: Sac still small, reapeat u/s in 10 days..

March 24: U/S confirmed no HB.. stop progesterone. M/C that same evening


#4 My_time

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 02:39 PM

awww what a sweet girl! Beautiful name! Congratulations!


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Diagnosis: Repeated Pregnancy Loss + DOR + Advance maternal Age.

So far no luck with IVF attempts. Hope things take a turn soon.

 


#5 Pandabear8

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 02:48 PM

Congratulations! Adorable!!!!!
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Me: 40 DH: 42 Failed Vasectomy Reversal

IVF #1
August 31, 2011 - ER, 24 eggs (12 mature, 8 borderline, 4 immature)
September 1, 2011 - Fertilization report: 15 fertilized through ICSI.
September 5, 2011 - ET, eSET 5 day blast
September 6, 2011 - 4 frozen 6 day blasts
September 19, 2011 - BFP! EDD: May 24, 2012
October 7, 2011 - Ultrasound. One little bean, heartbeat 147 b/m
October 30, 2011 - Miscarried at 10weeks3days.

FET #1
March 19 - ET, single embryo transfer
April 12 - Miscarried at 6weeks

FET#2
August 3, 2012 - ET single embryo BFP - EDD April 22, 2013

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#6 mrsfinxy

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 02:55 PM

Congratulations!  She is precious :)


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#7 allcriedout

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 03:04 PM

She is PERFECT!!! Congratulations!


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#8 Feisty

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 04:49 PM

Congrats momma on baby ES!!! I'm so happy for you :)
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DH 40, ME 39 expecting our first (it's a girl!) 4/6/13 after 11+ yrs TTC and 4 back to back lossesI have endo, PCOS, both gene mutations MTHFR, slightly elevated thyroid,blood clotting disorder, had endometrial polyps, born with large uterine septum that was removed and urological abnormality that will cost me my kidney in a couple yrs.14 GYN surgeries, and 6 other surgeries including multiple lumbar surgeries IVF# 9 W ICSI and PGD, stims started 7/1/13, ER 7/14/139 embryos sent out for PGD 4 came back normal 2 girls & 1 boy survived andwere transferred on 7/19/13. 5DP5DT faint positive and each day getting darker.8/4/13 5 weeks emergency scan due to severe pain, shows enlarged ovaries and ruptured cyst. we also saw a tiny gestational sac, put on restrictions and basically can do nothing 8/15/13 2nd scan @ 6.4 weeks shows strong little heartbeat and enlarged ovaries, still on restrictions. 8/23 urgent scan @ 7.5 weeks for clotting and bleeding showed heart beating away and growing baby, no bleed seen in around baby or in uterus. Continue restrictions, DC baby aspirin continue all other meds including Lovenox and 4th scan scheduled for 9/4. Ended up having 6 massive bleeds and taken off Lovenox. Spent the entire first tri on bedrest. taken off PIO, Estrogen and prednisone at 12.1 weeks. First OB appt 13.1 weeks. Spotting, bleeding and some massive bleeds thru the entire 1st tri and part of the 2nd. 2nd tri had placenta previa and cervical shortening issues. Made it to 26 weeks which wasn't far enough along to have steriod injections, more rest. Made it to 28 weeks and cervix was long enough not to be too concerned, steroid injections are on hold. Was officially off bed rest @28 weeks. 30 weeks lost 8lbs. 32 weeks gained 8lbs and the start of preeclampsia. Currently being monitored very closely and seeing several specialists to find out when exactly we need to deliver. Lots of tests done and a couple ultrasounds to date (33.6 weeks) 02/22/14. After being carefully monitored several times a week DD was born via c-section 3/13/14. 5.9lbs, 18 inches, spent 6 days in NICU born @ 36 weeks

#9 Nurse08

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 05:38 PM

Congratulations !!!


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Me 32, DH 39 | TTC#1 since June 2008 Dx : Ovaries abnormally placed,Tubal, MF, ? Unexplained MMC x 3

See more info in the about me section.

Moving onto using a Gestational Carrier (my sister) in May/June 2014.

IVF #3- May/June 2014 w Gestational Carrier ( Me:32 yrs, DH 39)

Feb 26- SIS and Lining check for my sister. All looks great.

May 14- Suprefact 5x day

May 20- Last BCP

May 26- (CD3) Baseline u/s and b/w, decrease Suprefact to 3x day, antibiotic for DH and I. AFC Rt 7,Lt ?. Gonal F 150iu, Menopur 75iu. E2- 88.1 LH 0.226

May 30- (CD7) u/s & b/w- Rt 9 Lt 9 E2 481 LH 0.259 Lining 3.2

June 2- (CD10) u/s & b/w- Rt 9 Lt 9 E2 1978 LH 0.425 Lining 7.41

June 3- (CD11) u/s & b/w- Rt 9 Lt 11 E2 3208 LH 0.646 Lining 5.21?

June 4- (CD12) u/s & b/w- Rt 10 Lt 10 E2 5090 LH 0.794 Lining 8.82 Triple layer

June 5- (CD13) u/s & b/w- E2 6752

June 6- (CD14) u/s & b/w- All good to go ! Trigger tonight @ 10pm

June 8- Egg Retrieval @ 0900- 12 Retrieved, 10 mature, all 10 fertilized via ICSI

June 11- Day 3 report- All growing well. Ranging between 6-10 cells.

June 13-Transfer @ 1000  (DH's 40th Birthday)- Transferred 2 hatched blasts, GS had a flawless lining. We had 9 of the 10 make it to blasts on Day 5.yahoo.gif The remainder 5 embabies sent for PGD, then freezing. 2 didn't make to biopsy. Mild OHSS for me.

June 18- 3w3d or 5dp5dt- HPT ++++++ "Pregnant 1-2 weeks" on Clear Blue Digital. So freaking HAPPY !!th_abfp.gif

June 19- GS flies back to AB.

June 20- + HPT 7dp5dt or 3w5d

June 22- + HPT 9dp5dt or 4w0d

June 24- + HPT 11dp5dt or 4w2d

June 25- "Pregnant 2-3 weeks" on CB Digital 12dp5dt or 4w3d- Beta #1-696.8

June 27- 14dp5dt or 4w5d-Beta #2-1807 (Doubling time 34.9hrs) preggo.gif

June 29- 16dp5dt or 5w0d-Beta #3- 3837 (Doubling time 44.2hrs)

June 30- Meet w RE to discuss PGD results. Out of 5 embryos tested we had 1 normal embryo. cry.gif. Crossing our fingers we have 2 healthy babies growing strong inside our GS.

July 11- u/s #1 6w5d- one baby measuring 8mm with heart.gif HR 122 bpm

July 28- u/s #2 9w1d- measuring 2.37cm with heart.gif HR 154 bpm

Aug 5- First midwife appointment

Aug 11- u/s #3 heart.gif Baby dancing up a storm in our GS-First OB appointment

Aug 14- u/s #4  11w4d- IPS (NT testing)- Measuring 56mm 12w1d, NT 1.0mm, BPD 17.1mm. All looks PERFECT !!

Sept 29- u/s #5 Anatomy Scan @ 18w1d heart.gif 154 bpm measuring 18w5d. We are team babyboy.gif. IPS Negative.

 

EDD- March 1,2015. Expected to deliver in our 39th week.

 

Jan 6,2015- Welcomed Blake David into the world weighing 4lbs9oz and 18" long and 32cm head circumference.

 

 


#10 Sandibeach

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 08:05 PM

adorable and congrats


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ME-39 DH-39
TTC 9 years
Unexplained infertility / mild male factor
6 Cycles Clomid - BFN
1 Laproscopy
2 IUI's- BFN
1st IVF - April 2008 - M/C @ 6 wks - OFC
1st Beta 25, 2nd Beta 87, 3rd Beta 257 BFP
2nd IVF - January 2y009 - No transfer - OFC
ER 23 eggs, 20 mature, 17 fertilized - TOTAL EPIC FAILURE - ALL 17 Embies arrested in development by Day 5
3rd IVF - June 2009 - This is it! - New Clinic - Montreal Fertility Centre
ER: June 8th - 16 fertilized eggs (no frosties)
ET: June 11th (2 excellent 8cell) & 13th (1 perfect blast)
HPT++++
June 24 1st Beta: 312 BFP
June 26 2nd Beta: 682
July 13 US: Singleton HB 130
July 25 US: HB 175 saw fetus moving
Aug 8 US: HB 165 all perfect
Aug 17 US: HB 157 all perfect
Oct 5 US: It's a BOY!!!!
Born March 3, 2010 - Julien Tristan
May 2011 - Natural BFP - Ectopic
Now trying the old fashion way - Bust
4th IVF - Dec 2011 - Back to OFC
Jan 16 - ER 11 eggs - 3 mature, 2 fertilized (OFC f**ked up again - triggered me too soon)
Jan 18 - Emergency Day 2 ET - 2 4 cell embryo's transferred
Feb 2 - Beta - BFN
5th & Final IVF - July 2012 - 3rd opinion - Hannam Fertility
Satelitte monitoring at OFC
ER - July 24
ET - July 27
Beta - Aug 10
Transferred 3 perfect embryos - 1 blast frozen
Aug 6 - HPT ++++++
Aug 8th Beta - 225 BFP
Aug 10th Beta - 445
Aug 27th US ~ 1 perfect little bean HB 120
Sept 10th US - all good HB 162
Due Date: April 16th, 2013 It's a GIRL!!!
Born April 9th, 2013 - Amelia Danica

#11 Julia1977

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 08:08 PM

Congrats!! She is such a cute little pie! 

God bless


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Age: 37
TTC: 3.5 years. Dx: Endometriosis stage IV in 2004 + Poor/Diminished Ovarian Reserve (relatively high FSH + low AMH)
ART Attempts: 1 cancelled IUI + 2 Failing IUIs + 1 IVF (Cancelled) + 1 IVF (BFN) + 1 IVF (BFP then miscarriage)

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IVF#1 (Nov 2012): (long protocol)
(Menopure, Bravelle)
Cycle cancelled due to poor response (Estrogen levels not increasing)

IVF#2 (Feb 2013): (microflare protocol): menopure (3 vials x 2 per day)
4 eggs retrieved (2 on each side) .... all mature, 2 eggs fertilized out of the 4 ICSI'd. Transferred 2 embryos of average quality (1 @ 5 cells & the other @ 7 cells) with AH -->
 BFN

 
April 2013: Laparoscopy: Removal of cysts from right and left ovary and some little endo spots and freeing right ovary from adhesion.
 
IVF#3 (June/July 2013): Microdose flare + Saizen+testosterone
5 eggs retrieved, 3 mature and fertilized by ICSIET of 2 6-cell embryos grade 2 and 3 --> BFP,

1st Beta= 57. US on 8th week: baby measures at 6 weeks and no heartbeat. Confirmed missed miscarriage, M/C at 9 weeks

 

Full panel of blood work analysis done for possible etiology of miscarriage. Everything was normal, except for a heterozygous MTHFR mutation (prescribed high dose folic acid)

 

IVF#4 (Dec2013/Jan 2014): Microdose flare+Saizen+testosterone 

4 eggs retrieved, all mature and fertilized by ICSI, ET of 1 6-cell embryo an 1 8-cell embryo graded 2 and 3. Non left to freeze --> BFN

 

IVF#5 (April/May 2014): Antagonist Estrogen Priming -Cornell Protocol (Clomid+ Menopur+Gonal F + Orgalutran)

6 eggs retreived, 4 mature and fertilized by ICSIMay 11: Day 3 ET on mother's day of 2 grade 2 8 cell embryos with less than 10% fragmentation. Non left to freeze

--> BFP : 1st Beta: 315.2, 2 (May 25th), 2n beta: 2715 (May 31st) smile.png --> June 19th, U/S shows one bean measuring right on track at 8w1d and heart beat above 150.

20w U/S confirms we are having a BOY ... Screening was negative and all measurements were normal. EDD: Jan 29th, 2015

 

Jan 30th 2015: My little baby boy was born ...can't be more grateful

 

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#12 Anika

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 09:11 PM

Congratulations! She's beautiful.


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History:
Me & hubby - 33
Got married to my wonderful husband on June 14, 2008
TTC since June 2011
Diagnosed with DOR (low AMH) and slight MF in 2012
4 Unsuccessful IUI's
IVF# 1 - BFN

IVF# 2 - Baby Girl born March 26th, 2014 babygirl.gif

 

FET #1 - November 2015

Betas December 12th/14th: Positive and doubling! :D

 

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#13 Maralee

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 11:17 PM

great news, congrats


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Me 30, 31, 32 Hubs 35, 36, 37

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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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#14 Saffy

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 01:24 AM

She is beautiful! Congratulations!
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#15 Butterfli

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 07:40 AM

She is divine, congratulations mama!
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Me 30 DW 34 - Two mummies to be! I'll carry my wife's egg so we can blend our family

 

First IVF Cycle

March 2012 Fresh - BFN

April 2012 FET- BFN

May 2012 FET- BFP - M/c6w6d icon_cry.gif

 

Second IVF Cycle

August 31 Fresh- th_abfp.gif

1st Beta 265 (TG) 11dp3dt

Sep 8 - 2nd Beta 8751 18dp3dt

Sep 15 - 3rd Beta - 43066 25dp3dt

 

babyboy.gif DS is born the 4th of May 2013 and we are so smitten!

 

stork-baby.gifProject Sibling stork-baby.gif

Me - 32 DW - 36 DS - 1

 

Second IVF Cycle

April 2014 FET - BFN 

 

Third IVF Cycle

July 2014 Fresh - th_abfp.gif

1st Beta 105 (TG) 9dp5dt

2nd Beta 1150 14dp5dt

Third Beta 12470 21dp5dt

 

babyboy.gif DS is born 7th of March 2015 and he is so precious.

 

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Planning in 2016

 

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