Dempie's Twins are Here
Posted 18 November 2013 - 09:36 AM
My sincere gratitude to the women on this website for the support during my darkest moments and for rejoicing in our success. It's a cliche but dreams do come true!
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Posted 18 November 2013 - 09:37 AM
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Posted 18 November 2013 - 09:38 AM
Welcome to Emma and Noah! Congrats to the Dempies - well done!
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Charity gives a meal; justice provides a place at the table.
Posted 18 November 2013 - 09:39 AM
Congrats! Such a beautiful post
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Me: 32 years old
DH: 36 years old
DS: 8 years old - June 17th, 2005 DD: 5 Months
TTC since 2008
Natural pregnancy #1: June 2005 - Our beautiful son - 5lbs 9oz
Natural pregnancy #2: Aug 2009 - MC @ 4w
Oct.8th, 2010- We got Married!
Natural pregnancy #3: April 2011 - MC @ 4w
Natural pregnancy #4 :Feb 2012 - MC @ 4W
Feb 2012 - referred to Markham Fertility Clinic
Diagnosed as Recurrent Early Pregnancy Loss.
August 2012 - Started a organic food and vitamin detox
October 7, 2012 - OMG! BFP!!!!!
Oct. 9 2012 - Crap pink discharge..Emerg room visit...U/S showed Sac and blood work was fine
Oct. 10 2012 - Followup with Dr. Garcia HCG increased in 24 hours!
HCG injections and Progesterone to keep my sesame seed safe.
All blood work from genetic testing came back normal for myself and DH
Oct.24, 2012 - u/s #1 showed a wonderful tiny beating heart!
Oct.24th 2012 - spotting at night from u/s #1 - u/s # 2 showed a strong little bean holding on there
Nov 7, 2012 - 9w u/s - perfect!
Nov. 28th, 2012 - 12 week NT Scan - beautiful experience!
Dec 6th - Followup
Jan 7, 2013 - 2nd blood/Urine test
Jan. 21st - 20 week Anatomy Scan - We're having a GIRL
Jan 22 - Follow up - All tests are clear and normal. Placenta previa will be monitored until delivery
Posted 18 November 2013 - 11:02 AM
Congratulations!!! Sending you lots of good energy. Enjoy the sleep now while they are in the NICU and try to rest lots (I know easier said than done but you will need the energy for when they come home). Wishing you all the best!!!!
Posted 18 November 2013 - 11:39 AM
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
Posted 18 November 2013 - 11:51 AM
Yay!!!! [email protected]!!
Me: 33 DH: 39
TTC: Since Valentine's day 2008
Fur Friends: Spirit , Shadow
DH and I have been together since I was 19
When we get pregnant it will be the first baby on
First IVF: Jan 2009
Protocol: Suprefact, Marvelon, Puregon, Menopur
ET: Jan 31, BETA test Feb 12 BFN
FET#1 BETA first was 53 second was 0 05/07/2010 BFN
FET#2 September 2010 -ET Sept 9 3-3day 4cell, 5cell hatched, 8cell. BETA#1 71.6 11DP3DT. m/c at 6weeks. Poor Chuck Norris and Jean Claude Van Dam...they put up a good fight.
IVF #2 April/May 2011 Suprefact, Pregon, Low Dose HCG. ER estimated for May 12/, transfered 1 beautiful blast and 1 nearly blast on May 17th. On .5 HCG every 3 days. None to freeze. Beta May 31 BFN. Sky and Walker continue to resist the Dark Side
April/May 2013 Superfact .2, Puregon 200 upped to 250, Menupur 75, HCG trigger, progesterone support, intra-lipids. 26 retrieved, 17 mature, 15 blasts (1)3AA- (14)4AD-4AA, 2 transferred on our 7th wedding anniversary. Beta: June 10th, 5 days before my birthday.
BFP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! at 1,111 second beta over 2,300. First u/s shows one bean just day behind. Heart was fluttering away. Also showed a 2cm SCH. Not concerned, but told to take it easy. Continue with intra-lipids until week 22. second u/s shows SCH is smaller. H/b at 142bpm. Third u/s shows tracking right on time, SCH gone and h/b at 166 bpm
Bruce Anthony Scott was born January 23, 2014 at 8:45am weighting 8 pound, 9 ounces and 21 inches long. Our hearts are bursting with love.
Posted 18 November 2013 - 12:14 PM
-Cycle History in About Me Page- 8 IVFs + 2 Frozen tx- All BFNs / 2012 DE cycle- BFP / March 2013 DE cycle- BFN / Apr. 2014 DE cycle- BFN / Oct. 2014 DE cycle- BFN / Aug. 2017 DE cycle- BFP
Posted 18 November 2013 - 12:58 PM
Congratulations, and home by Christmas, wonderful!
30 31 DH: 31
Married: 2008 TTC #1 since 2010
Diagnosed Mar/13 with severe MF - waiting for IVF w/ICSI
Natural BFP Dec/13!…Our Miracle...Sadly our Angel baby boy was born still May 7/14 at 23 weeks
…If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever…
Posted 18 November 2013 - 01:22 PM
DX: Endo + DORUBC swithed to VFC in April2010
IVF#1 - June 2011 Natural start - Antagonist - BFN
IVF#2 - Nov 2011 Flare protocol from hell - Nothing to transfer...
IVF#3 - 2012...Mini IVF..??? Waiting for a miracle...
IVF#3 - Start EPP March 14th. ( 4mg Estrace a day) - Baseline u/s on March 28 2012 - AFC=1!! WOW!! The worst AFC ever. Cycle cancelled
IVF#4 - Mini IVF! 2 eggs - No mircale for us...time to move on..Moving to DE!
Our prayers been answered...An angel found us...she is offering the biggest gift and we are saying yes yes yes!
We are so happy and thankful.
DE IVF- Jan/Feb 2013...I have a good feeling about 2013!
2013 Feb 05- Our lovely donor first u/s! 75 follicles! Amazing
2013 Feb 15- First u/s at VFC...follicles looking good...my lining is 10mm! So happy! Intralipids, Medrol.
2013Feb 21- ER..got 40 eggs! Over the moon...the wait begins and FX for good news!
2013 Feb 26 - Transferred 1 day 5 already hatching embryo...17 made it to freeze..Amazing!!
2013 March 8 - BETA day!!!
2013 March 8 - 1st BETA= 656! 10dp5dt We are pregnant! ❤
2013 March 11 - 2nd BETA= 2622! 13dp5dt Very happy!
2013 March 22 - Spotting - First u/s...! - 6 wks 1 day one beautiful bean with a HB. We are in LOVE!
2013 April 4th - Red Spotting - U/S - 8 wks 1 day - Bean is growing like a weed.
2013 April 12 - U/S at VFC - 9 weeks 1 day - Bean is starting to look like a "baby"
2013 May 3- U/S at VFC - 12 weeks 1 day - FX!! Baby looks good! Graduated from VFC..
2013 May 6- 12 weeks 4 day - NT Scan very active baby! Everything looking good! ❤❤❤
2013 June 24 - 19 weeks 4 day - 20 weeks u/s...We are having a BOY!!!! So So Happy!!!
Bed rest from week 29 due to shortening cervix
Baby Noah was born on November 4th 8:26 am. 21 inches and 7"11. We are over the moon! He is the cutest baby! Our journey is complete! Remember never give up! There always be a next step! XoXo
Posted 18 November 2013 - 03:16 PM
Congratulations! So happy for you!
TTC #1: starting in Feb 2005 "unexplained" (immune issues, elevated NK cells, 2 heterozygous MTHFR and 2 heterozygous thrombophilias - Factor XIII and PAI-1 mutations)
me-42, DH-42, married since 1995!
Tried: Naturopath, Chinese herbs, Acupuncture, Homeopathy
4 un-medicated IUI's BFN
IVF # 1 18 eggs retrieved, 16 mature, 8 out of 16 fertilized (1/2 ICSI, half IVF), 5 made it to day 5 blast, transferred two, froze 3
first ever BFP m/c
FET #1 medicated, transferred two, started spotting 2 days later, full blown AF 5 days later (decided I don't react well to Estrace, will do natural frozen next time) BFN
FET #2 natural (but still with progesterone (crinone) support, transferred last blast from IVF #1 BFN
IVF #2 16 eggs retrieved, decided not to do ICSI this time since cycle #1 showed eggs could fertilize on their own, only 3 fertilized! None made it to blast for transfer no transfer! Disaster!
IVF #3 decided to add some repronex to the stims and do all ICSI. 18 eggs, 17 mature and 15 fertilized, 8 made it to day 5 blast. Transferred two blasts, froze 6 BFN
FET#3 added 3 HCG booster shots and doubled up on the crinone to prevent me from spotting early (as I often do), transferred 2 blasts, no spotting but a BFN anyway
FET #4- added ovidral just before my natural ovulation so they could pin point it more accurately with the 36 hour window, HCG shots again, plus double crinone BFN
January 2009 Consult with new RE in Markham - he finds a small septum, resected April 29, 09 - tells me to now try my last two frozen blasts
FET #5 - ET scheduled for June 15 (natural cycle with trigger, HCG booster and crinone) - BFN
On to Plan B- Switch clinic to Markham for
#4 Fresh IVF with IVIg, exploring immune testing - start BCP Sept 20. ER around week of Oct. 25
9 eggs retrieved, 1 immature, 1 fractured. 7 to work with. 4 out of 7 fertilized (Day 3: 1 8 cell grade 1, 2 8 cell grade 2 and 1 morula). Day 5 transferred 1 great blast and 1 morula (1 morula and 1 10 cell did not make it to freezing).
Beta Nov. 11 - BFP! (550) I am in shock!
Issues with spotting, Nov 20, second beta 11,000 and early ultrasound: saw gestational sac and yolk sac in the right place but concern about a cyst or possible ectopic near my ovary as well, 4 more ultrasounds over a 10 day period, last ultrasound on Dec. 2 'cyst' has not grown and baby measuring on target at 7wks, 1day with a heart beat of 153bpm.
Now taking Lovenox due to 2 heterozygous thrombophilias
Ultrasound on Dec. 18 (9 weeks, 5 days) baby on track, hb 167
Ultrasound on Dec. 22 due to extra heavy spotting, baby still measuring on track, hb 167 and dancing
Ultrasound on Jan. 8 (12 weeks, 5 days) baby on track, hb 160, baby doing crunches!
18 week anatomy scan scheduled for Feb. 16 - they lost my blood work for the second part of the IPS so no results for that today (they took blood again) but the 18 week scan went great, baby looked awesome and even gave us a little wave in between sucking her thumb and inspecting her toes. Yes, I said "her" - it's a little girl!
20 week ultrasound at Mt. Sinai and they agree, so far so good.
IPS results are in and they are excellent!
EDD: July 19, 2010
Baby girl arrived at 39 weeks, 2 days! July 14, 2010 3:12 am, weighing 7 pounds even.
May 2013 - The IVF Journey continues...one last try to see if a sibling is in the cards...
Did LIT, IVIg, Lovenox and low dose aspirin. 5 eggs retrieved, 1 immature, 1 fractured, 3 to work with, 2 fertilized with ICSI.
June 5, day 3 transfer of 2 8 cell grade 2 embryos.BFN
April 2014, one very last try - natural IVF with intralipids this time, 2! dominant follicles, 2 mature eggs retrieved, both fertilize with ICSI, day 3 transfer scheduled for April 13, transferred 1 8-cell grade one and 1 6-cell grade one (also using Lovenox and low dose ASA) -BFN, we are really done, not sure if it is now my immune system, or old eggs now too.
Posted 18 November 2013 - 03:20 PM
congrats Dempie !!! What a fantastic Christmas gift. Hope you are feeling well. Amazing
Me: 32 DH: 34
Dx: Stage 4 endo
1 laparotomy, 3 laparoscopies, 3 years of BFN - 1 failed IUI
IVF #1 BFP - DS born January 15, 2012
IVF #2 July 2013 - BFFN
FET #1 - October 15, 2013 - TWINS !!!
SCH very small or gone at 27 weeks !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Baby A is a and baby B is a
Posted 18 November 2013 - 09:38 PM
Congratulations! Get whatever sleep you can while they are being cared for by professionals - you will definitely not get as much sleep once they come home - rest up for your Mommy adventures!
Posted 18 November 2013 - 10:05 PM
DH - 37, MF (morphology)
IVF 1- cancelled due to poor response
IVF 2- poor response, converted to IUI- BFN
IVF 3- finally made it to transfer- BFN
IVF 4- BFP!
Posted 18 November 2013 - 10:55 PM
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Posted 19 November 2013 - 01:23 PM
Me: 40 DH: 36
TTC for 10 years with Male Factor Infertility (morph less than 1%)
IVM #1: 2008 08: m/c of twins at 8w2d (arrested at 5w3d)
IVM #2: 2008 11: chemical
IVF #1: 2009 08: m/c at 8w6d
Chromosomal tests pending (6-8 months!) In the meantime...
IVF #2: 2010 03: antagonist protocol: 11 collected, 9 mature, 9 fertilized: 4 transferred
Beta 13dp3dt: 612! Beta 15dp3dt: 986 (gah!!!) - saw two sacs on 15dp3dt. Trying to stay optimistic
U/S 6w3d: April Fool's Day: TWINS!!! Twin A: 6w1d Twin B: 6w2d, strong hb's flickering on the screen. STUNNED.
U/S 8w3d: Twins are looking good! Twin A: 168 hbpm Twin B: 182 hbpm
U/S 10w3d: SURPRISE! Baby C makes it's appearance... Baby A: 10w2d Baby B: 10w2d Baby C: 10w0d all 3 looking good...
U/S 12w2d: Baby A - 56.6mm, Baby B - 60.3mm, Baby C - 53.2mm. Everyone active! HR= 151, 153, 154
U/S 18w0d: Babies looking good! All major anatomical structures present and accounted for Baby A: 7oz (HR 155) Baby B: 8oz (HR 148) Baby C: 7oz (HR 146)
U/S 20w0d: Everyone hanging in - Baby B is the biggest of the bunch, Babies A & C weigh exactly the same.
U/S 22w2d: Now under the care of the High Risk Unit (yay!): Baby B is over a pound! Baby C is *almost* a pound - Baby A has a little catching up to do!
U/S 24w2d: Babies A & C: 1lb 5 ounces, Baby B: 1lb 7 ounces! Everyone very busy, cervix is still long and closed at 4cm....
U/S 26w1d: Everyone seems to be doing well! Busy as always.... cervix hasn't budged.
Unscheduled U/S @ 27w4d: Baby A & C: 1lb 15 ounces, Baby B: 2lb 5 ounces! Cervix shortened to 3cm... waiting and seeing.
Emergency c-section at 31w5d because Baby A broke his water
Baby A: 2lb 12 ounces
Baby B: 3lb 14 ounces
Baby C: 2lb 13 ounces
Born September 25, 2010
Spontaneous BFP!! In total shock.
BETA on October 15, 2012 (15 DPO): 455.
BETA on October 22, 2012: 5181
First u/s on November 1, 2012: Baby measuring 6w5d, heartbeat 124
IPS screen u/s on December 6, 2012: Very active baby, heartbeat 163, measuring 57.7mm
Anatomy scan on January 21, 2012: Everything looks good, placenta no longer low-lying, baby tipping the scales at 9oz.
Very cautiously optimistic.
Baby Z: 7lb 2 ounces
Born June 14, 2013
Posted 20 November 2013 - 03:03 PM
Congrats Dempie, hope they are home soon!!
Me: 31, DH:34
? Mild PCOS/ Mild Male factor- Low Morph- 9%
TTC- Since Dec 2005
August/Sept 2009- IUI + injectabes cycle- BFN- was converted from IUI to IVF(20 follies growing) and then back to IUI(3 mature follies)....
IVF/ICSI cycle Sept/Oct 2010- BFP- (I insisisted on ICSI against my Drs wishes, and in the end we needed it)..
Oct 12- ER- 19 eggs, 15 mature, 6 fert
Oct 15- ET- morula- 18/20 & a 10 cell- 19/20 (Faith & Wish)
- OHSS starts 8dp3dt- Early beta in ER-636- 12dp3dt, #2- 4,267- 17dp3dt
Nov 23- 8 week u/s- TWINS
Incompetent Cervix diagnosed at 24 weeks. Hospital bedrest 24- 33 weeks due to 0.6 cm cervix, 1-2 cms dialated(at 24 weeks)
May 16th- 2011- Baby A breaks his water
May 18th- 2011- Boys arrive 33w1d
Baby A- CM- 4 lbs 4 oz, 17.5 in, 3:01 PM Baby B- CL- 4 lbs 2 oz, 16.5 in, 3:55 PM
Posted 20 November 2013 - 05:18 PM
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
Second IVF Cycle
August 31 Fresh-
1st Beta 265 (TG) 11dp3dt
Sep 8 - 2nd Beta 8751 18dp3dt
Sep 15 - 3rd Beta - 43066 25dp3dt
DS is born the 4th of May 2013 and we are so smitten!
Me - 32 DW - 36 DS - 1
Second IVF Cycle
April 2014 FET - BFN
Third IVF Cycle
July 2014 Fresh -
1st Beta 105 (TG) 9dp5dt
2nd Beta 1150 14dp5dt
Third Beta 12470 21dp5dt
DS is born 7th of March 2015 and he is so precious.
Planning in 2016
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans
Posted 20 November 2013 - 06:49 PM
Well well well my fellow challenged lining lady - that was some great lining there in the end to carry two to term !! Welcome little Dempies ! Congrats to you and your DH Dempie. It was a long road for you, you did it !
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