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#526 IVF rookie

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 05:42 PM

Ckat, yep I'm on my back and she's on my chest. I put a pillow beside me on the edge of the bed side but I never roll or barely even move all night (I know because I'm super stiff lol) but I put the pillow beside me because she's started shimmying over and laying beside me straddling my side. Her head is on my boob, one arm under her on the pillow, one arm across my ribs, and her legs either beside me or one leg on top of my belly. Trust me I never wanted to be a cosleeper but me staying awake all the time is simply not possible. I actually get my best sleep this way. I can feel her start fussing when she wants to feed and we're both comfortable. I still try to get her to sleep on the bed but have started putting her down on her side instead of her back because she simply hates being on her back. It's a bit scary at first but once we got ourselves sorted, I'm actually really comfortable. I put a little receiving blanket under her arms and down to her feet to keep her warm, but my body heat usually keeps us both comfy. No comforter though. I'm going to order the dock a tot this weekend. I'm glad your LO doesn't hate it ltvixen.

Also when it comes to pumping, my LC told me that a pump will never be as efficient as a baby when it comes to how much milk comes out. I can pump roughly 2oz per side or maybe a bit more in the morning when I'm full, but I'm sure that she must eat more than that in order to be full.

How long are your babies and how much do they weigh?? Izzy is pretty little. She's half philipino though and most of her relatives are like 4 foot nothing so I'm chalking it up to that. The doctor says she's gaining right along the line on the chart, and she's never been overly big even when I was pregnant she measured small. She is 10 weeks tomorrow and she's 23" and just hit 10oz on last Monday (so basically at 9 weeks). Itty bitty girl!

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 09:42 PM

Bree was 23.8" tues the 14th (85%) but only 10lbs7oz. She dropped 2 percentile curves before I started supplementing with formula but is going back up now. She had actually gained a whole pound in one week as of the 14th!

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 04:12 PM

hi ladies!

so good ot hear from you guys and seeing that everyone and all babies are doing well..

 

looks like naya is a beast, she weighs about 13 lbs now and is over 60 cm (not sure how much that is in inches, but not that tall). She eats like a monster, thankfully. I do use formula every now and again when its hubbies turn to feed. I'm doing dreamfeeds which are lifesavers for my sleep! and i use formula for that feed. so basically she is down at 7pm, i give her forumla while she is asleep at 10 (or whenever i go to bed) and she sleeps until 5am!! she did that the two times we used formula. if i dreamfeed her breastmilk, she is up at 2am. which is still good. so when i go to bed at 10, i either wake up between 2 and 5am, so im a happy camper.

 

during the day, she is pretty good, but gets fussy in the evenings. I'm starting to read her tired and hungry cues a little better and finding she is needing way more attention now that she is past the 6 week mark (she is about 9 weeks now i think). 

She is full of smiles and coos but hasn't giggled yet. I can't wait!

 

any of you ladies using cloth diapers? i just started a few weeks ago and its going pretty good. it's def more work than disposables and my husband still puts them on when he does bum changes and we still use them at night. i also started using cloth wipes. My husband calls me a fake hippie. in his words making fun of me: "i'm gonna use my tongue to clean off my babies bum cos i wanna save the universe".haha 

 

the weather here is amazing and we are starting to go for runs outside instead of the indoor track, which is amazing. i dont have to use naya's big heavy bucket seat cover! whoop whoop! im trying to find someone to watch her for 2 hours twice a week so that i can go swimming during the day but she charges 15$ for two hours. so basically it would cost me 30$ a week to go swimming for an hour or so...a little steep! but i may do it anyway, still gotta think on it!

 

any of your ladies get your period yet? anyone having sex yet? may be TMI, but i havent gotten my period or had sex with penetration. at my 6 week check, the doc told me i still had healing lacerations and to give it time. i also haveZERO sex drive :( i hope that wil come back.

 

other than that, things are lovely and fantastic for the most part. i would say naya is like 70% amazing. the other 30% consists of insane crying for no apparent reason and lots of grumpiness heheheh. but, man, do i ever love her. after her intense crying, she gives us smiles and the frustration of her grumpiness goes away.. kinda reminds me of labour! hahahah


Me: 33DH: 33Married : 07-07-07TTC for 2 years before finding out about our infertility issueNovember 2009: found out that husband has azoospermiaApril 2010: biospy done on DH to find mature sperm in testes, sperm found, referral sent to CFC in July 2010November 22nd, 2010:confusion between doctors in regards to sperm analysis, also just been told that we need karyotype and micro-deletion resultsMay 2011:5 months later, Karyotype and micro deletion results are back and all is negative. We are ready to go for sperm retrieval!June 8th, 2011: Biospy done at CFC. Dr says there is NO VIABLE sperm. We are devastated..starting to look at other options.June 13th, 2011: Dr at CFC called two days after mTESE. Biospy results had been sent to lab and they DID find sperm. 12 straws of sperm frozen..waiting for my eggs.August 10th, 2011: HSG scheduled but when i got there, there was no Gyne available as Dr. never referred me to one! FRUSTRATED!!!August 29th, 2011: HSG done, most paingful thing EVER!!!!Sept 16 2011: HSG results look good. waiting to call in CD1. Once thats in, i should start treatment..anxious and very nervous!Sept. 22, 2011: called in. AF is in the house!Sept. 26, 2011: CFC finally called and i'm starting my first IVF cycleOct. 12th, 2011: start suprefactOct. 25th, 2011: baseline ultrasound. Everything looks good. Couldn't determind the # of AF but the doc and nurses say it was "many" in both ovaries.Oct. 26th, 2011: begin gonal-F (225IUI) and Luveris (75IUI) injections. Hoping to start an egg factoryOct. 28, 2011: Fly down to CalgaryOct. 29th, 2011: b/w, E2 levels at 716. Too high. Doc lowered my Gonal-F dosage to 150Oct. 30, 2011: 1st u/s shows 13 follies lt, 15 follicles rt. Risk of OHSS. Lowered dosage again to 125Nov. 1st, 2011: 2nd u/s shows 15 follies on each side. E2 levels are at 3224!!!! lowered Gonal F to 100 iuiNov. 3rd, 2011: 3rd u/s shows 20 follies on each side. avrg size of 14 mm. E2 7634. Same dosageNov. 4th, 2011: 4th u/s 40 follicles, avg size 18mm. E2 11 034. Coasting. No more injections until trigger!Nov. 5th, 2011: 5th b/w. E2 14000+. HCG triggerNov. 7, 2011: ER, 22 eggs retrieved, 20 mature, 1 borderline, 1 immature.Nov. 8th, 2011: only 3 fertilized :(Nov. 9th, 2011: assessment, 5% risk of OHSS, very minimal fluid. Good for transfer. 3 embryos at 5-cell stageNovember 10th, 2011: transferred two 8-cell embryos. Froze one compounding 10-cell embryo.Nov. 21st, 2011: BETA 7. BFN. End of the road for this cycle.May 11th, 2012 : start suprefactMay 25th, 2012: start estradiolJune 7th, 2012 : U/S, lining between 8-8.9mm.June 8th, 20120: Good to go for FET. Start progesteroneJune 9th, 2012: off to CalgaryJune 11th, 2012: FET. 3 day 7 cell embryo. Start the 2WWJune 24th, 2012; HPT. BFNJune 26th, 2012: scheduled pregnancy test


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Posted 02 April 2017 - 10:11 PM

Hi ckat,

It sounds like we are going through something similar. My son also has colic and acid reflux. It has been brutal. We switched to hypoallergenic formula and he is on Prevacid and raniditine based on our paediatrician's recommendations. My daughter also had severe reflux which caused episodes of apnea so I have felt pretty strongly about being aggressive with treating my son. Even with medicine I find he is still uncomfortable on his back.
I start my son in a bassinet at night but he usually ends up grunting and crying about an hour after a feeding. We have his bed evevated, hold him up right for 20-30 minutes after feeding and feed him in a mostly upright position. I sometimes put him on my chest to sleep in bed but am more comfortable doing it on the couch because I can't roll. I put him slightly to to the inside of the couch so if he shifts it won't be off the couch. If he moves though I feel it right away! I wish you luck! I would prefer to not sleep with baby in my chest but it is the only way I am getting enough sleep to function!
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Posted 03 April 2017 - 01:53 PM

It's so great to see your updates with your joys and challenges. I'm so sorry to hear some of the challenges. I think of you all often and the journey we've been through to get here. 

 

Our baby boy is 12 weeks old. At 10 weeks he was 12lbs 11oz and 24 inches. He's been a big boy since he was born. 

 

I FINALLY had my procedure on Friday to cauterize the granulation tissue that grew on my tear. For the first time in 12 weeks, I can sit down!! It makes breastfeeding so much easier, especially at night. He wakes up every 4 hours or less to feed. 

 

I'm hoping that now that the pain is less I can enjoy him more. Every day he gets even better. I'm loving how interactive he is now. The smiles, cackles and little hands reaching out have my heart melting and exploding. 

 

Can't wait to hear more from all of you. 


June '12- TTC

June '13- Non-obstructive Azoospermia

Aug '13- Stage 2 Endo diagnosed and surgery to remove uterine fibroids

April '14- Uterine Fibroids surgery #2 (none found. oops. sorry) 

June '14- IVF #1 w fresh microtese 

Sept-Nov '15- dIUI x3

Jan '16-   IVF #2 w frozen microtese and DS

April '16- FET = BFP!

Jan '17- Baby #1! 

Oct. '18- FET=BFp

July '19- Baby #2! 

 


#531 Cassandra_Angela

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 02:07 PM

Beau is now almost 15 pounds at 13 weeks old (81%) 

She recently started "making strange" with people and will scream when people try to talk to her. 

She goes to bed at 9pm then will feed around 1am and 5am and I wake her up around 7:45am to get her brothers off to school. 

I have had sex but I wouldnt say that I have my libido back, DH and I had abstained since August so he was pretty much ready to keel over and die. The hormones from breastfeeding are a real mood killer (and natural lubricant killer TMI) but I'm hoping things pick up again.

No period yet but I do have random bouts of spotting. 

We are starting renovations this week and I need to purge and pack etc and while I normally LOVE throwing out stuff and donating etc I am really sad about giving away my maternity clothes. I dont plan on having anymore but I feel tied to them. 


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 07:37 PM

Just wanted to say happy one year since transfer day to Laura and just relax!! Can you remember where we were one year ago from tomorrow? Waiting in little rooms to get our embryos transferred. The anxiousness and excitement... what a roller coaster! And here we are with our beautiful babies!! :)

Life is a miracle sometimes!!
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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:41 AM

Happy one year! Doesn't it feel like a lifetime ago that we were in those medical recliner chairs? It's brought tears to my eyes all morning. What a hard battle we all went through and now here we are with these amazing little lives. I couldn't be more thankful. Sometimes I think my heart is going to just explode. It hits me at the most unexpected times; last night I pulled a teeny tiny sock out of the dryer and just burst into laughing tears. Crazy hey?

 

As my first mother's day approaches my heart is broken for everyone still on the other side of this journey. I don't think anyone can understand the strength it takes except for a fellow IVF warrior. We really are survivors! I'm sooo thankful every second that it's over and he's finally here. 


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June '12- TTC

June '13- Non-obstructive Azoospermia

Aug '13- Stage 2 Endo diagnosed and surgery to remove uterine fibroids

April '14- Uterine Fibroids surgery #2 (none found. oops. sorry) 

June '14- IVF #1 w fresh microtese 

Sept-Nov '15- dIUI x3

Jan '16-   IVF #2 w frozen microtese and DS

April '16- FET = BFP!

Jan '17- Baby #1! 

Oct. '18- FET=BFp

July '19- Baby #2! 

 


#534 Cassandra_Angela

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 08:31 AM

Has anyone else already started looking back at newborn pictures and been sad that its over? 

Beau is now starting to really see the world, laughs at things, purposefully grabs at things, in general just seems more aware of her surroundings. Yesterday she slithered out of her lounge chair and managed to roll herself over from her back to stomach once on the floor. She was as happy as a lark with her accomplishment (She was sleeping and I went to the bathroom.... now she gets strapped in) 


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Posted 26 April 2017 - 11:10 PM

Yes and I'm sad bree has outgrown her 0-3 month sleepers (she's 14 weeks now and long and lean lol)

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06/15 - 1st IUI - BFN

08/15 - 2nd IUI - BFN

Jan 18/16 - transferred 1x5 day blast and froze 7 more!

Feb 01/16 - BFN!

May 03/16 - FET (1 5 day embryo transferred)


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Posted 11 May 2017 - 11:25 AM

Happy Mother's Day ladies. We sure battled to get here. Hope we all get to celebrate!!! 

 

It's funny but, after 4 years of infertility treatments, my heart still breaks when I see Mother's Day Advertising. I'm definitely thinking of everyone still battling for their babes. 


June '12- TTC

June '13- Non-obstructive Azoospermia

Aug '13- Stage 2 Endo diagnosed and surgery to remove uterine fibroids

April '14- Uterine Fibroids surgery #2 (none found. oops. sorry) 

June '14- IVF #1 w fresh microtese 

Sept-Nov '15- dIUI x3

Jan '16-   IVF #2 w frozen microtese and DS

April '16- FET = BFP!

Jan '17- Baby #1! 

Oct. '18- FET=BFp

July '19- Baby #2! 

 


#537 Cassandra_Angela

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 10:47 AM

I got my first storage invoice in the mail along with the consents for embryo donation/thaw. It was always our plan to donate the remaining embryos to science but now I just cant do it. I tried to sign that paper and just cant. It brought up feelings from when I was a teenager and needing to "make a decision" after finding out that I was pregnant for my oldest son.

After much discussion we've decided to do FET with no supports.... no intralipid therapy, no bloodthinners, no steroids and using the progesterone suppositories vs the PIO. It will all be up to my own body whether it accepts the embryos (my history says it wont) but at least if it doesnt I will know that I gave those embryos an opportunity and I will know where they went (I watch too much crime tv lol)

I've set up a meeting with the RE to see if I can do an FET while still breastfeeding. Figure I may as well attempt to give Beau a sibling that is close to her age since right now there are 8 years between her and the youngest big brother.

 

Have any of you given any thought to the future yet?


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Posted 06 June 2017 - 05:43 PM

I have 6 frozen embryos and am torn. I originally was certain I'd t42 but now I'm not sure. I just turned 37 and am a single mom. I was pretty nauseated the first 6 months with bree then for gestational diabetes and eventually had a section. Doing all that with a toddler and being 40ish is overwhelming. My parents are older and don't live nearby either. But at the same time I can't imagine NOT using those embryos to try for another. Ugh so hard!
I like your idea of trying a minimal intervention fet though Cassandra

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06/15 - 1st IUI - BFN

08/15 - 2nd IUI - BFN

Jan 18/16 - transferred 1x5 day blast and froze 7 more!

Feb 01/16 - BFN!

May 03/16 - FET (1 5 day embryo transferred)


#539 Kadima

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Posted 07 June 2017 - 06:39 AM

I have 6 frozen embryos and am torn. I originally was certain I'd t42 but now I'm not sure. I just turned 37 and am a single mom. I was pretty nauseated the first 6 months with bree then for gestational diabetes and eventually had a section. Doing all that with a toddler and being 40ish is overwhelming. My parents are older and don't live nearby either. But at the same time I can't imagine NOT using those embryos to try for another. Ugh so hard!
I like your idea of trying a minimal intervention fet though Cassandra

Please consider donating the remaining embryos. Think of how happy it can make someone. 


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6 cycles of Clomid, successful on the 6th try May 2015

Fetal anomalies lead to a termination at 22 weeks October 2015

January 2016 IUI #1 unsuccessful

March 2016 IUI #2 Chemical

May 2016 IUI #3 Chemical

(All IUIs were with Gonal F 50 IU and Ovidrel)

 

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ER on October 12th, 29 follicles, 26 mature, 24 fertilized with ICSI

Freeze all cycle due to high risk of OHSS. 4 5-day embryos frozen.

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First u/s Dec 6th, measuring right on track 6w2d


#540 Cassandra_Angela

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 09:11 AM

Embryo donation is a personal choice and not something that everyone is emotionally prepared to do, you wouldn't look at a pregnant woman and say "please consider adoption, think of how happy you'd make someone" - embryo donation is no different, you would still have a genetic child out in the world that you would no doubt spend your life wondering about.

I know that for myself I have weighed the same pros and cons now just as I did when I was pregnant as a teenager.

I have even considered the hypocrisy of being an adoptive mom myself and not being willing to donate my embryos but yet my (perhaps selfish) feelings remain the same. 


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 06:42 PM

Yeah I've struggled a lot with wondering if I could donate the embryos. I'm strongly suspicious I couldn't, for essentially the reasons Cassandra mentioned above. However I don't have to make that decision yet so I'm going to not stress about it for now :)
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06/15 - 1st IUI - BFN

08/15 - 2nd IUI - BFN

Jan 18/16 - transferred 1x5 day blast and froze 7 more!

Feb 01/16 - BFN!

May 03/16 - FET (1 5 day embryo transferred)


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Posted 20 June 2017 - 10:52 AM

So glad everyone is doing well. Cassandra, that is exciting about your FET.  :)

 

Things are finally getting better here regarding my daughters sleeping. We no longer have to stay awake 24/7 holding her. She now sleeps in her crib! She does wake up once or twice through the night, but I am finally getting some sleep. And last night she slept right through! The colic is gone. Also, we have weaned her off the rantidine and so far so good. The only thing is that she goes down asleep and isn't napping much, so we are going to have to start some sleep training to get her to go to bed awake and soothe herself to sleep. Any tips?

 

We have an appointment with OFC on Monday to discuss baby number two. We don't have any frozen embryos, so would have to do a fresh cycle. It took us three rounds last time and I just turned 40 last month. Am I crazy to go through this again?  I really want another child and its worth it if it works, but the heartbreak if it doesn't...Also, I'm still breastfeeding and probably will have to stop to do IVF again... LO loves breastfeeding so much and I hate to have to stop early. I know the chances with your own eggs drop at 41 so I'd want to do this before then.

 

I'm also trying to decide if I should take more time off work. My maternity leave ends in December, but I can't bare the thought of not being with my daughter everyday.  I still have some time to decide, so am trying not to stress over it.  Although, if I get pregnant again it would be good to go back to work so I can qualify for maternity leave again.



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Posted 03 July 2017 - 04:03 PM

Well, further to my previous post, we went to OFC last week and were basically told that if we want a second baby we need to start ASAP. They want me to stop breastfeeding and then said I can come in 3 days later for tests - I don't need a period first. I would then be able to cycle 2 months later.

 

I just don't know what to do. I love breastfeeding my daughter. I do supplement her with 6 oz formula before bed as my supply is much lower than but the rest of the time I breastfeed. She will be six months in 3 days. Will six months of breastfeeding be enough for her?

 

Also worried that I'll go through this and it won't work. It took three rounds to get pregnant with my daughter (did get pregnant second round but misscarried). But they were fairly optimistic - obviously they to see what my FSH is and how many follicles I have but hey said if IVF works once, it usually works again.

 

On the other hand being a mom is the most amazing thing I've ever experienced and I really do want a second child. 

 

I'm so conflicted and while I know I have to make the decision myself, would love to hear your thoughts on this.


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Posted 04 July 2017 - 04:55 AM

I hear you about not wanting to stop breastfeeding because of how much your daughter enjoys it! My daughter will be 6 months on the 17th. We supplement a lot with formula due to low supply. My plan/hope is that when we are firmly established on solids I'm going to stop taking the domperidone fenugreek and blessed thistle and I'm hoping my supply will dwindle enough that it kind of forces a gradual wean. Like I said that's the plan/hope lol

As for you, 6 months is a great amount of breastfeeding health wise so I say think about the long term gains of stopping now - hopefully a sibling for your daughter and another child for you. That's worth stopping breastfeeding after 6 months i'd say.

As for work, if you're doing ivf again it's probably smart to go back to help pay for it and for another mat leave.

Hard decisions but those are my thoughts. Good luck and let us know what you decide!
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06/15 - 1st IUI - BFN

08/15 - 2nd IUI - BFN

Jan 18/16 - transferred 1x5 day blast and froze 7 more!

Feb 01/16 - BFN!

May 03/16 - FET (1 5 day embryo transferred)


#545 Cassandra_Angela

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 09:53 AM

I stopped breastfeeding my son to start cycling again when he was 8 months and I did have regrets but I knew that if I wanted to try again it was necessary. The regrets only surfaced once it was clear that my struggle for a sibling was going to be just as long as the first, I felt like I stopped nursing "for nothing". Upon reflection I can honestly say though that the sad feelings were ALL ME and it really played no role in our bond, it didnt change anything and he didnt even suffer an ounce. Really is a no win situation.... damned if you do damned if you dont


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Posted 04 July 2017 - 03:17 PM

Perfectly said Cassandra. My Dr also wanted me to start right away but I decided to keep breastfeeding and wait. Now I worry that I'm lessening my chances of a sibling by waiting. I just want to enjoy this time that I worked so hard for and hoped so badly for. I'm a stress ball during IVF even though I know I shouldn't be. Sure wish I could control my worries. 

 

I don't think there's a right or wrong decision, just the right one for you. 

 

I'm also really debating taking an extra 6 months/ a year off of work but then it's complicated with getting my next mat leave (hopefully). 

 

FUnny how we all still have the same issues even now. THank goodness for this community because my girlfriends without infertility issues sure don't get it! 

 

Finn has had a teething rash for 3 weeks now on his face. The Dr diagnosed it as eczema and gave us hydrocortisone for it. It's been a week of that with little improvement. Anyone have experience or success treating baby eczema? 

 

Also, he is 6 months old and still wakes up a minimum of 3 times a night and rarely has naps over 15 min. Any sleeping tips??? 


June '12- TTC

June '13- Non-obstructive Azoospermia

Aug '13- Stage 2 Endo diagnosed and surgery to remove uterine fibroids

April '14- Uterine Fibroids surgery #2 (none found. oops. sorry) 

June '14- IVF #1 w fresh microtese 

Sept-Nov '15- dIUI x3

Jan '16-   IVF #2 w frozen microtese and DS

April '16- FET = BFP!

Jan '17- Baby #1! 

Oct. '18- FET=BFp

July '19- Baby #2! 

 


#547 Cassandra_Angela

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 08:29 AM

Make a paste of breastmilk, coconut oil and cornstarch for his eczema, I know it sounds all crunchy hippy momish but it does actually work. Beau is a decent sleeper but does still wake multiple times during the night. I found that if I get to her when she first starts fussing then I can feed her and get her back down without her ever fully waking up. We were planning on cycling again in six months when the baby is a year old, we found out a few weeks ago that our oldest sons cancer has likely returned. Im now not sure what the plan is but i need to feel like the world is still filled with good so i know we will use our embryos i just dont know when.


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#548 justrelax

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Posted 11 July 2017 - 03:25 PM

Oh Cassandra, 

 

I am sorry to hear about your son. Sending you lots of love. 


June '12- TTC

June '13- Non-obstructive Azoospermia

Aug '13- Stage 2 Endo diagnosed and surgery to remove uterine fibroids

April '14- Uterine Fibroids surgery #2 (none found. oops. sorry) 

June '14- IVF #1 w fresh microtese 

Sept-Nov '15- dIUI x3

Jan '16-   IVF #2 w frozen microtese and DS

April '16- FET = BFP!

Jan '17- Baby #1! 

Oct. '18- FET=BFp

July '19- Baby #2! 

 


#549 ltvixen

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 12:57 AM

So sorry Cassandra *hugs*

Me: 35 and single

06/15 - 1st IUI - BFN

08/15 - 2nd IUI - BFN

Jan 18/16 - transferred 1x5 day blast and froze 7 more!

Feb 01/16 - BFN!

May 03/16 - FET (1 5 day embryo transferred)


#550 Ckat

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 10:41 AM

Finn has had a teething rash for 3 weeks now on his face. The Dr diagnosed it as eczema and gave us hydrocortisone for it. It's been a week of that with little improvement. Anyone have experience or success treating baby eczema? 

 

Also, he is 6 months old and still wakes up a minimum of 3 times a night and rarely has naps over 15 min. Any sleeping tips??? 

 

Charlotte had eczema too. We switched to a baby cetaphil for her soap and put on baby cetaphil mosturizing cream three times a day and it went away.

 

Sleeping has been hit or miss here too, but I'm discovering it is quite common.  I have found really topping her up with extra milk before bed helps her sleep longer as she isn't hungry.  It has reduced her wakeups to once a night. I give her both breastmilk and formula before bed.