Intro — The Bump
LGBT Parenting

Intro

Hello to all

I have been hesitant to post because my DP and I both prefer to keep our personal lives private, especially with something like TTC. But in our brief journey with this so far, we been surprised and unprepared at times. I have already found guidance on this board, so I am looking forward to being an active part of the group. 

We are currently in the 2ww of our first IUI. Today, 8dpIUI, my body is telling me that AF will be coming soon. So I have low expectations that this will be a successful cycle. We already had in our heads that the first cycle would likely be a bit like a test run. We are working with an RE office. Our experience with them so far has been mediocre. Hopefully things will be smoother now that we know a bit more about what to expect. 

DP and I have been together for 7 years. It took us a while to get to the point where we both agreed that this is the way we will grow our family. I am regretting that we didn't start sooner since I am over 35, but I also know that our relationship works best when decisions happen organically, like this one did. Although I am worried about all that lies ahead, I am mostly hopeful.

-Cheers-

 TTC at age 37
Feb '14: Unmedicated IUI=BFN
March '14: Ovidrel + IUI=BFN
April '14: Ovidrel + IUI=BFN
May '14: Clomid, Ovidrel, Prometrium+IUI=BFN
June '14: Ovidrel, prometrium+IUI=BFN
Aug '14: Letrezole, Ovidrel, prometrium +IUIx2=BFN
Oct '14: Letrezole, Ovidrel, prometrium+IUI=BFN
Nov '14: Letrezole, Ovidrel +IUI

Re: Intro

  • Hi! Welcome! If you have any questions feel free to PM me! I'm in my 3rd IUI....so I will help any way I can! Also join the TTC checkin! Good luck with the TWW...it makes me nuts, but at 8dpiui anything can happen! FX and I am totally here for you!

    Me-33 DW-29
    together since 2009
    Married since 6/14/13 
    1st IUI (clomid+ovidrel) 10/14/13... BFP 10/26/13...                                                         
    EDD 7/1/14 ...MMC 11/22/13...D&C 11/25/13
                                                   
    2nd IUI (clomid+ovidrel) 1/15/14...BFN 
             
    3rd IUI (unmedicated) 2/12/14...BFN
    4th IUI (clomid + ovidrel) 3/10/14...BFN
    home ICI (unmedicated) 4/4/14...BFN
    home ICI (unmedicated) 5/2 & 5/3...BFN
    5th & 6th IUI (clomid + ovidrel) 5/28 & 5/29...BFN
    7th & 8th IUI (follistim & ovidrel) 6/24 & 6/25....BFN
                     
    **all are welcome**

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic Image and video hosting by TinyPic  image Image and video hosting by TinyPicImage and video hosting by TinyPic 

    Daisypath Friendship tickers


  • Loading the player...
  • Welcome and good luck!
    ****loss discussed*****

    We're queer. I'm 33, have severe stage 4 endo, and had both fallopian tubes removed. My love ("Manada" on the boards, 32) was diagnosed with diminished ovarian reserve. We did Partner IVF (my eggs, her uterus). We lost our twins Tavin and Casey at 21 weeks gestation.

    Our IUIs
    with @Manada: IUI# 1-7 (December 2012- September 2013) all BFN. Tried natural, femara, clomid, puregon/follistim, clomid and menopur combo, both the ovidrel and HCG triggers.

    Our IVFs:
    IVF #1 my eggs November/December 2013: Cancelled IVF due to poor response

    IVF #2 my eggs/Manada's uterus January/February 2014
    BCPs and lupron overlap Stimmed: 1/22-2/2: Bravelle and Menopur (dosage ranged from B300 and M150 to B375 and M150 to B300 and M225)
    2/4 retrieved 10 eggs. Endo was much worse than expected. Only 3 eggs fertilized; February 7 transferred two day 3 embryos, froze one. All great condition.
    BFP eve of 6dp3dt; Beta 1 (11dp3dt): 110; Beta 2 (13dp3dt): 175; Beta 3 (15dp3dt): 348; Beta 4 (19dp3dt): 2222; Beta 5 (21dp3dt): 4255
    1st ultrasound (3/6  6w 1d): TWINS!!!! Twin A measuring 6w1d with a heartbeat of 118bpm. Twin B measuring 6w0d with a heartbeat of 113bpm. 

    ***July 18, 2014 we lost our beautiful babies at 21 weeks gestation. They were born too early. Tavin Sara T. and Casey Elizabeth T. are beautiful and precious and we will love them and miss them forever.***

    FET #1 December 2014
    Intralipid infusion on Dec 10. Transfer of 1 day 3 nine-cell embryo into my uterus on Dec. 19. (acupuncture immediately before and after)
    BFP on Dec. 27; Beta 1 Jan 2 (14dp3dt): 665, Beta 2 Jan 4 (16dp3dt): 1859, Beta 3 Jan 6 (18dp3dt): 4449, Beta 4 Jan 10 (22dp3dt): 12,251.



      Lilypie Angel and Memorial tickers
  • Loading the player...
  • I'm sure you will find the support you are looking for here. Glad you joined us! :)
    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker
  • Congrats on your first IUI! Welcome to our little internet family :)
    Lil'mamaz was born on Aug 21, 2014! She's PERFECT!

    It's been a long road to here...
    Me (43) and J (45) - same sex couple. And we don't feel 40+!
    June'12 - First RE Visit
    Sept. '12 - Tubes removed
    Dec. '12 - Donor Egg/Donor Sperm IVF Cycle - 4 good embies!
    Dec. '12 - Fresh transfer, BFP! EDD 8/29/13
    Mar. '13 - Missed m/c at 16w1d, baby boy stopped growing at 15w4d
    Loss due to umbilical cord clot...baby was perfect. :(
    Jul '13 - FET#1 - c/p
    Sept. '13 - FET#2 - BFN
    Dec.' 2, 2013 - FET#3 with our last chance embie - BFP!!!
    Dec' 26, 2013 - hb!!
    EDD 8/20/14 with a baby girl!
    Little S was born on 8/21/14 - 8lb, 14 oz and 20 inches long.
    We live in Seattle and used SRM for our donor egg IVF cycle


    imageimageimageimage

  • Welcome - this is a great community :-)  Good luck!!

  • Welcome, and congrats on your first IUI!

    Me: 28 DW: 28

    Together since 5/30/02. Married since 8/31/08

    IUI#1 - 12/13/13 = BFN

    IUI#2 - 1/22/14 = BFN

    IUI#3 - 2/21/14 = BFN

    IUI#4 - 3/23/14

  • Welcome!
    Married my wife 8/2007 ~ TTC #1 since 7/2011
    9 IUIs = 9 BFNs
    IVF October 2012: 22 eggs retrieved, 17 fertilized, 5 frozen
    ET #1: 1 blast = BFP; Blighted ovum discovered at 7w5d; D&E
    FET #1: 1 blast = BFP; Missed m/c discovered at 9w5d; D&E
    Karyotyping: normal ~ RPL Testing: normal ~ Hysteroscopy: normal
    FET #2: 1 blast transferred 10/25; BFP 10/31!
    EDD 7/13/14 ~ Induced at 37w4d due to pre-eclampsia ~ Born on 6/28/14
    *Everyone welcome*

    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker
  • Welcome & best of luck! :)

    Me - 30, My wife - 31 , Together for 10 yrs - Married August 2012

    5 medicated IUIs w/ RE (March - July 2013) = BFN

    Fresh IVF Cycle in September 2013 resulted in 18 mature eggs, 16 fertilized, 12 made it to day 5. Transfer of 2 Grade A blastocysts on 9/15/13, and 10 embryos in the freezer!

     

         *****BFP on 9/25/13 - betas: @10dp5dt = 232; @12dp5dt = 465; @15dp5dt = 1,581

     

    *********William George born June 4, 2014*********

  • Welcome! I second @HollynLeana - please join us in the TTC Check In every Monday. Congrats on your first IUI.

    Me: 30  DW (aka C): 29

    Together since 2/15/11 ~ Legally married in NY on 9/29/12

    ***CP mentioned***

    We've been working on baby #1 since July 2013 using Open ID donor sperm.  8 IUI attempts with 5 actual IUIs and one chemical pregnancy.  We have one fresh IVF cycle under our belts as well as a FET.  I have endometriosis and a uterine septum that was corrected via surgery in November 2013. 

    11/14/14 -  Second HSG shows that tubes are still clear and ute is looking good. 

    12/6/14 - Started BCPs in prep for IVF #2

    12/22/14 - Saline u/s and endometrial scratch (All was clear and OUCH!)

    1/2/15 - Began stimming for IVF #2

     ****All Welcome!****

    We are Mommas to four fur babies - 3 dogs and 1 cat.

    image   

    HollynLeana
  • Welcome and congrats! Quick question - if you're at 8dpiui and your body is telling you AF is coming, how long is your typical leuteal phase?  Have you been charting your cycles?

    Hopefully you'll find all the support you're looking for here.  It's a great family.

     

    Married to my amazing wife 6/12/10 
    TTC since 6/11
    Unmedicated IUI #1 - 6/28/11 - BFN
    Unmedicated IUI #2 - 7/25/11 - BFN
    Robotic Myomectomy (Fibroid Surgery) - 11/15/11
    Unmedicated IUI #3 - 4/24/12 - BFN 
    Progesterone Supported Leuteal Phase IUI #4 - 6/21/12 - BFP!!
    Baby Boy G Born 3/24/13

    On to #2, are we crazy?
    IUI #1 - 11/28/14 - BFP!  Beta #1 (11DPO) 34, Beta #2 (13DPO) 101, Beta #3 (20DPO) 3043
    Ultrasound at 6w4d shows a single, fluttering heartbeat.  Say hello to Sticky Ricki!

     

    image

  • Welcome and good luck!


    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker
  • Thank you all for the warm welcome. I will be sure to check-in at the Monday TTC thread.

    @JGY- I did not do any charting prior to this cycle. That is one thing I wish the RE office would have recommended during last month of bloodwork and other testing. My instructions were to use Clear Blue OPK and call the day it turned positive to schedule IUI for the next day. Well OPK didn't turn until CD 16 and I did not know if that was normal for me. So CD13-15 I was pretty stressed that we were timing everything on this one flimsy (but not cheap) kit and I might miss it. I am predicting luteal phase will be 10-12 days, although I have to admit I am not really sure which day counts as Day 1 of luteal phase. When I asked the nurse about later than anticipated OPK +, she said it was no big deal.

    Like I said, this first cycle feels a little like a test run so we know a little more about what to expect next time.

     TTC at age 37
    Feb '14: Unmedicated IUI=BFN
    March '14: Ovidrel + IUI=BFN
    April '14: Ovidrel + IUI=BFN
    May '14: Clomid, Ovidrel, Prometrium+IUI=BFN
    June '14: Ovidrel, prometrium+IUI=BFN
    Aug '14: Letrezole, Ovidrel, prometrium +IUIx2=BFN
    Oct '14: Letrezole, Ovidrel, prometrium+IUI=BFN
    Nov '14: Letrezole, Ovidrel +IUI
  • @Mellebee- Many of us have been in the situation of trying to educate ourselves the best we could, as we went along.  It can be very frustrating, especially if you don't have high confidence in your RE (you mentioned your experience has been mediocre). 

    Do you know if they took a progesterone level last month?  Here's why I ask ... if they did, and didn't have any charting data to go off of, then they likely did the bloodwork on day 21 of your cycle, assuming ovulation on day 14.  This is EXACTLY what happened to me (even though I provided them with 3 years - yes, years - of charting data showing that I ovulate around day 18).  The P level should be tested 7 days post-ovulation (not just day 21).

    Low progesterone at 7dpo would indicate a potential problem in conceiving because your leuteal phase could be too short to accomodate implanation.  A 10 day leuteal phase (which is what I had) is really on the borderline of being too short. Once we finally figured this out, and I was put on Progesterone, I conceived the following cycle.

    And, for the record, based on my temps it looks pretty clear that implantation happened 10dpo (when I would have normally started my period).

    Hope some of this makes sense, and again, you'll find lots of support and many resources here.  Feel free to do some searches for topics where you might have questions.  Many of these things have come up before and spawned great conversations.  Most of us don't mind repeating ourselves a bit though.

    Lastly, I know many people on this board have done lots of reading and can suggest good books to help you educate yourself.  I believe "Taking Charge of your Fertility" is a popular one.  Others on the board would be able to make additional recommendations if you were to want them.

    Good luck!  Glad to have you around here.

    Married to my amazing wife 6/12/10 
    TTC since 6/11
    Unmedicated IUI #1 - 6/28/11 - BFN
    Unmedicated IUI #2 - 7/25/11 - BFN
    Robotic Myomectomy (Fibroid Surgery) - 11/15/11
    Unmedicated IUI #3 - 4/24/12 - BFN 
    Progesterone Supported Leuteal Phase IUI #4 - 6/21/12 - BFP!!
    Baby Boy G Born 3/24/13

    On to #2, are we crazy?
    IUI #1 - 11/28/14 - BFP!  Beta #1 (11DPO) 34, Beta #2 (13DPO) 101, Beta #3 (20DPO) 3043
    Ultrasound at 6w4d shows a single, fluttering heartbeat.  Say hello to Sticky Ricki!

     

    image

  • Hello and Welcome!
    Same sex couple, Married 8/6/11
    Baby Oliver born 11/27/13

    TTC stats with donor sperm...
    IUI #1 with trigger, 1/4/13 - BFN
    IUI #2 with trigger, 2/1/13 BFN
    IUI #3 with tigger, 2/28/12 BFP EDD 11/21/13
This discussion has been closed.
Choose Another Board
Search Boards