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Thanks ladies. Brief update on today's u/s

Three babies. Three heartbeats. One was smaller (slightly) and because of position my nurse couldn't measure a heartbeat so they aren't sure about that one but the other two are on track and growing appropriately. RE was out today recuperating from his own surgery and called me this afternoon to "graduate" me. He'd like me to see an MFM ASAP. So. That's it. I had a real breakdown on the parking lot, called DH, ate lunch and just started getting ready for Disney.  I'm going to spend the next week trying to enjoy Christmas and my daughter's first trip to Disney and then get back to worrying next week ;) 


I don't mean to be an as$ about this. I'm more excited today than last week but well, this was so not our plan. I officially take back everything I've ever said about PCOS ladies not necessarily needing to worry on injectibles. I think triplets will end up costing us more than OOP IVF.  

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BFP at 10DPO & 11DPO. Beta at 11DPO 27, 13DPO 85, 17DPO 510.


Cycle #1 follistim, ovidrel and TI/IUI Sept. 2011 = c/p :(

Cycle #2 repeat...BFP at 10DPO. Beta at 12DPO 65, 14DPO 179
u/s 12/15 = three sacs, repeat u/s 12/20 = three heartbeats. Lost baby C between 12 and 16 weeks and welcomed our surviving twins on oldest daughter's third birthday!
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Re: Thanks ladies. Brief update on today's u/s

  • A million hugs to you - you will figure this out!!  Also - you have a PM from me (in a minute.)

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  • (((HUGS))) Sweetie, and you are not being an a$$ at all, everything you're feeling is so normal and ok. I'm here if you need anything.

    Most importantly - Congrats on growing babes and have a wonderful time at Disney!!!

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  • I am glad things went well today and think your plan on worrying after your vacation is a good one. For now you are pg and that is a wonderful thing. ((((HUGS))))


  • I don't think you're being an a$$ at all -- I can imagine the shock you must be feeling.  So many emotions at once.  I'm glad everything looks good.  Have a GREAT time at Disney!
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  • Oh honey...I know this wasn't your plan, but you will make it work...somehow, someway.

    We're here to listen and commiserate...and congratulate you when you get ready for that...and you will!

    We love you and we hope, you have a wonderful trip to Disney with your sweet girl!!


  • not that being "normal" matters in this case, but I think your reaction is "normal."

    Give things time to soak in, see where everything goes, and just know you're not alone in this. Congrats regardless! I keep thinking about Reem's "mantra" about how they never promised it'd be easy, just that it'd be worth it.  ;-)

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  • I can imagine how stressful this must be.  I don't think you are being an a$$.  Infertility has put all of us in this really crappy predicament where we have all had to weigh risk versus benefit and, well....sometimes the results aren't really what we were hoping for.  I will keep you in my prayers for best possible outcome for your family.


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  • (((Hugs)))  Enjoy your trip to Disney.
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  • (((hugs))) enjoy your trip with LO!

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  • Oh, Gypsy!  I'm so glad the babies look good.  

    I don't think triplets could be met with any different response!  I now you are thankful for them and you are not an a$$.  At all.

    I am praying for you and your family during this time!

    And hey - CONGRATULATIONS on graduating!! : ) 

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  • (((hugs))) You're not being an ass. I would be crapping my pants if I were in your shoes. Enjoy your time at Disney!!
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  • I think it is totally normal to feel so overwhelmed!

    Enjoy your vacation!

    Two years, two rounds of IVF, AH, ICSI & Acupuncture brought us sweet baby G born 10/20/11

  • You are not being an a$$, you just need to time to take it all in. Just try to relax and enjoy disney with Andrea!
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  • (((HUGS))) I can't think of a more normal reaction than that. Congrats on seeing those beautiful heartbeats.
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  • HUGE ((hugs)) mama!!!

    Hope you have an amazing, fabulous time in Disney with your beautiful little girl. 

    Deep breaths :)

  • Hugs momma!  I hope you have a great vacation.
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  • please don't worry about us thinking that you're being an a$$. you must be experiencing such a stressful mix of emotions right now and nobody here will judge you for a second. sending tons of hugs. 
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  • You are most certainly not an ass! Everything will work itself out somehow. Have fun at Disney!
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  • Yay!  I know you are freaking out, I would be as well.  Enjoy Disney! I can't wait to hear about it and see pictures.  Take care of yourself mama!  (((hugs))). To the six of you.  
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  • I think your emotions are totally normal.  Glad the babies looked good and enjoy Disney!
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  • Congrats on your babies! Trust me, I'd feel the same way too. Just take it one day at a time, breathe and realize that you will be able to handle this.
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    Oh honey...I know this wasn't your plan, but you will make it work...somehow, someway.

    We're here to listen and commiserate...and congratulate you when you get ready for that...and you will!

    We love you and we hope, you have a wonderful trip to Disney with your sweet girl!!


    This, exactly! (((hugs))) 

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  • Glad the babies are doing well and I think your emotions at this point are normal. Tons of good vibes coming your way!!
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  • I don't think you are being an a$$ at all - I think the feelings you have a realistic and normal.  Triplets are a blessing but with that comes a lot of concerns - financial being one of them.  

    Take it one day at a time and enjoy your trip! 

  • I cant imagine how big of a shock this is but you can do it.  I'm sure the other triplet moms will tell you that they too were scared so you are not alone. 

     Thinking of you and those babies!


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  • I think what you're feeling is normal.  Your plan sounds like a good one.  Enjoy your trip to Disney -- it's going to be so much fun seeing the excitement in your LO.  (((hugs))) to you and prayers to you.
    TTC since September 2008


    IUI #'s 1 & 2 = BFN's

    IVF w/ ICSI # 1 = BFN (2 eggs retrieved and both didn't fertilize - switched clinics and RE's)

    IVF w/ ICSI # 2 = BFP!!

    Beta #1 = 63; Beta #2 = 201; Beta # 3 = 4,664

    First U/S 9/27/10 = It's TWINS!

    We are having a little boy and a little girl!

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  • You are NOT being an a$$!  Pretty sure every single person here would feel the same crazy mix of emotions that you are!  I hope that you are truly able to put aside your worries as much as possible and enjoy your trip to disney!!  I hope its just what the doctor ordered ;)  ((((HUGS))))
  • ((HUGS))  Just take things one day at a time.  Thinking of you.
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  • OMG, I don't know what to say...on the one hand, I want to say congrats to you, but on the other hand I want to say I'm sorry that you now have this huge life-changing situation on your hands now. I'm sure you will eventually come to grips with it & you will find a way to make it work. Sending lots of major ((hugs)) your way - hope you enjoy Disney & Christmas. :)
  • I can't imagine the rollercoaster of emotions you must be feeling.  You will be fine!  Enjoy your holidays and your trip.  I hope you can get some time to relax a little.
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