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DoubleP's Birth Story

(Sorry for no formatting, I'm posting from my iPad.) I'd felt crummy all weekend but Sunday night, June 29th, about 11:30 I started having severe pain in my lower right abdomen as I tried to go to sleep. It felt like I had pulled a muscle or ligament that just wouldn't relax. I decided to try taking a bath to see if the hot water would help. It didn't and I ended up sitting in the tub crying. Finally at about 1:30am I woke up DH and said I needed to go to L&D. I felt the babies were fine, but wanted to make sure and also get something for the pain. We arrived at the hospital 30 min later and waited to be see. The triage OB was delivering a baby so it was 4am before she saw me, determined it was baby A's position causing the pain and offered me Morphine. I accepted the med as I didn't think it could be the baby's position and planned to follow up with my OB. The whole time I was being monitored and they continued to monitor me for a little while after the Morphine shot. The triage OB came back in and said that due to my blood pressure they were going to admit me and she felt I would be getting a c/s that day, but would let my OB decide. At 5:30am I was admitted and started on magnesium sulfate. It wasn't as bad as I had anticipated, but definitely made me feel out-of-it. At 6:30am the nurse came in and said she'd just spoken to my OB and I was having a c/s in 1 hour! Thanks to the magnesium a lot of the details are fuzzy, but I don't remember being scared or worried. The whole c/s team was great and getting the epidural was super easy. DH came in and looked like he wanted to cry as he said "we are having babies today!" The c/s is a weird sensation. I could feel touch and tugging, yet I couldn't. DH said I made hilarious faces as I lay there. My whole body was pulled back and forth and it was a strange feeling. Both babies were put as having been born at 8am. Our boy, Graeme Oliver, was first at 5lbs 5oz and was followed by his sister, Brenna Elise at 3lbs 15oz. Their cries were beautiful and brought tears to my eyes. They were taken across the hall for assessment as I was closed up. A few minutes later NICU team wheeled them by in isolets so we could catch a brief peek at them. Apparently I lost about 800mls of blood and DH said I passed out after they transferred me from the OR table to the bed. He said the nurses were shaking me and saying my name, then asking the anesthesiologist what he gave me. I only remember being moved to the bed and taken to recovery. I must've gone to sleep around this time as I'm missing a chunk of what happened between a nurse taking blood in recovery and then waking up when being moved to the new bed in my room. I spent the rest of the day in bed and remember very little other than the LC showing me how to pump. I wasn't able to see or hold my babies. Tuesday I was given 2 units of blood and the mag was stopped. My nurse convinced the NICU nurses to let her bring me over to at least see the babies. (They usually wouldn't allow it since I had the IV with blood running.) I tried leaning over to rub Graeme's arm but it hurt my incision too much. Brenna's isolet was closed and I couldn't even see her face from how she was laying. Later that day, when I was off the IV, I was able to hold Graeme. The nurse tried to get me to come back at a feeding time until she heard that I hadn't held him yet. Then about 11pm I was able to go back and hold my sweet Brenna and finally see her face up close for the first time. They are perfect and so sweet! They both have been doing great and are making progress daily. We just need them to take all of their feeds by breast or bottle and gain more weight so they can come home. Let me just say, postpartum hormones are no joke! About day 3, when my milk came in, so did the flood of hormones. Several times I've burst into tears and then started laughing because I know it's the hormones making me cry so much. DH probably thought I was going crazy at first! lol Recovery from the c/s has been so much easier than I anticipated. It's important to stay ahead of the pain, even if you feel like you're fine. A c/s is definitely not what I wanted but it's really been a breeze. Maybe that's because I'm not caring for a newborn or two around the clock! lol The biggest struggle I've faced is pumping. My supply is so low, which I've heard can be due to the mag delaying it. Not sure if it's true, but I hope so! I am exhausted from all the frustrating pumping sessions and trips to and from the NICU. I can't wait till my LOs are healthy enough to come home. I might just sit and hold them all day, every day!

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Me: 30 ~ Stage IV Endo ~ AMH .38 ~ AFC 8
AMH .97 as of 4/2012! ~ AMH 1.63 as of 4/2013!?!
Him: 29 ~ perfect swimmers

Laparotomy w/partial oophorectomy 8/2009 to remove cysts/endo.
Stopped BCP 4/2010.
Multiple clomid rounds from 11/2010 to 6/2011. ~ All BFN
IUI w/clomid 7/2011. IUI w/clomid & injectables 11/2011 & 1/2012. ~ All BFN
IVF:EPP 5/2012 ~ (4R, 3M, 2F w/ICSI). Both embryos txfrd. ~ BFN
BCP to manage endo from 10/2012 to 12/2012.
FET w/donor embryos #1: 10/2013 Cancelled
FET w/donor embryos #1.2: 11/2013 ~ ET of 2 beautiful blasts on 11/27.
Beta 1: 503(12dp5dt) Beta 2: 1035(14dpt) Beta 3: 3001(16dpt) Beta 4: 8503(19dpt)
Twins with an EDD of 8/15/14! Team Purple
G&B born 6/30/14 at 33w3d via emergency c/s.

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Re: DoubleP's Birth Story

  • Congrats Double!! So happy for you!
    6 m/c
    Anovulatory cycles, increased Synthroid Diagnosed Sep 2010
    Natural cycle Dec 2010 BFP M/C 6 1/2 Weeks, D&E Jan 2011
    1 Clomid/Ovidrel BFN May 2011
    Natural cycle Aug 2011 BFP M/C 4 Weeks
    1 IUI Sept 2011 BFP M/c 7 weeks
    Provera Dec 2011 BFP M/C 3 Weeks
    DQ ALPHA HLA MATCH, High NK Cells Diagnosed Dec 2011
    IVF March 2012 BFP m/c 4weeks 5 days (IL, Prednisone)
    IVF#2w/DS July 2012 MEGA FAILURE BFN (IL, Dexamethasone)
    Diagnosed No real HLA Match, DQ Beta Triad, High TNF, Low NK Cells
    Oct 2012 Natural Cycle m/c 4wks (Lovenox, Prednisone) 
    Went to Beer Center- high tnf, low lad, implantation failure
    Nov/Dec 2012 LIT Treatment
    Dec 12 Humira
    Jan 2013 BFP
    Humira,LIT,Prednisone, Lovenox, IVIG, Baby Aspirin
    Miracle Born August 2013 Premature

    Yours doesn't have to be a sad story


    Lilypie - (ugiy)

  • Congratulations!!! They are both adorable!!!


    TTC #1

    Me 42, DH 47

    Dx = AMA/DOR, MFI

    IVF/ICSI #1 = BFN

    IVF/ICSI #2 = BFP; early loss

    IVF/ICSI #3 (DE) = BFP; early loss

    FET = BFN

    IVF/ICSI #4 (DE w/ CCS) = BFP

    Beta #1 @ 10dp6dt = 265; Beta #2 @ 14dp6dt = 1251. 

    1st U/S @ 6w2d showed one perfect little heartbeat! 

    2nd U/S @ 7w2d. HB 132 & everything measuring on track.

    Our beautiful little girl arrived January 2015!

  • They are beautiful. Glad you are doing well.

    Waited a long time, tried a lot of stuff, science made me a mom.

  • Double congrats, DoubleP!!! So happy the LOs and you are doing well! Hope you are all home soon!
    Married 2007
    3 Clomid IUIs -- BFNs
    IVF #1 never made it to transfer
    On "egg health" cocktail DHEA/CoQ10/FRC/Pregnitude/Melatonin
    Starting IVF #2 for Feb 2013
    Cancelled mid-cycle due to high P4 levels early on.
    OCPs again for IVF 2.5 mid-March. IVF 2.5 transferred two "gorgeous" 5-day blasts and BFFN. Even REI is baffled
    On indefinite hold until a huge stroke of serendipity led me to IVF 3 May 2014
    Testing found positive cardiolipins/APS, now on lovenox and intralipid infusions
    Transfer of 2 5-day blasts and (FINALLY) BFFP!! 1st ultrasound shows two sacs and two HB, but one is sluggish, almost expecting vanishing twin Subsequent ultrasound confirmed vanishing twin, but my other Little critter looks fantastic!
    "You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it."
    -- Margaret Thatcher

  • Wow, that sounds rough!!!! Glad you are recovering well and always sending T&Ps to your miracles so everyone can be home together soon :)

    TTC #1 since 8/1/10; Me:41 and BRCA1+, DH:46
    DOR (FSH 24.3)/ terrible egg quality ; homozygous MTHFR c677t
    5 IUI's: 2/11 to 6/11 and 1/12= BFN
    OE IVF#1-4 8/11-6/12= all BFN
    DE IVF#1 11/12 bad embryos= BFN
    DE IVF #2 2/13 BFP/Beta hell: m/c 5w6d
    CFNBC 7 months, not doing well; decided on guarantee program at RBA w/frozen DE
    DE IVF #3 1/14  ET 4BB; BFP;M/C 5w1d, incomplete m/c; MVA extraction in ER 7w1d

    DE FET#1 ET 3/1714; BFP, beta 1 3/27= 197, beta 2 3/31= 1586, beta 3 4/7= 13879!!
    First u/s= Twins with HBs at 6w2d! We are Team Pink x 2!!

    K & K born 11/21/14 at 38wks 4 days


    SAIF/PAIF Welcome

  • rox825rox825
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    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker

    TTC since Sept 2011, Unexplained IF
    Oct 12 - Jan 14: 3 clomid/TI cycles, 2 hysteroscopies, 2 IUIs, 1 BFP (MMC @ 12w), 2 more IUIs
    Feb 14: Gonal-f + IUI #5 = BFP! (EDD 11/4/14)
    Baby boy arrived 11/13/14!

  • Congrats, congrats!! Beautiful babies! Hoping for fast growth, quick recoveries, and speedy discharges for you all!

    ~TTC#1 Since July 2011~ 
    Dx: Fibroids & Tubal Infertility
                                                        9/12 -IVF#1 =BFN; 5/14 -IVF#2=BFP:-) EDD 2.19.2015                                                

    S/PAIF Welcome 


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  • ccamccam
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    Trying for #1 since May 2010   l   DX ~ Unexplained Infertility June 2011

    IUI #1&2 = BFN; IUI #3 = BFP, m/c @ 6 weeks

    November '11 ~ IVF#1 ~ ER 11/18 (29R, 17F) ~ 5dt of one beautiful blast on 11/23 = BFP!!

    Beta #1 9dp5dt = 116, P4 = 28 ~ Beta #2 13dp5dt = 700 ~ Beta #3 20dp5dt = 9500, P4 = 26

    1st u/s 12/27 - hb of 156!! EDD 8.10.12 :)   **TEAM GREEN!**

    Sweet baby boy born 8.18.12

    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker

    Trying for #2

    FET #1 - October '13 - c/p   l   FET #2 - December '13 - cancelled :(   l   FET #2.2 - 1.30.14 - BFN

    ~ More testing - hysteroscopy, endometrial biopsy & more b/w - all normal / negative~

    Surprise BFP while waiting on FET #3 ~ beta #1 500; beta #2 1600; first u/s 4/3 - measuring 5w5d, no hb yet!; 2nd u/s 4/10 - hb 132, measuring 6w6d - EDD 11.29.14 :)    **TEAM GREEN!**

    Beautiful baby girl born 11.24.14

      Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker

  • Congratulations on your beautiful babies!! Wishing you all a speedy recovery.
    Me: 37 DH: 41
    Dx: Endometriosis
    TTC May 2012
    Jan 2014 IUI#1: BFN
    Feb 2014 IUI #2: BFP
    Beta #1: 403
    First u/s: 3/14 It is TWINS!!
    EDD: 11/12/2014 ~ Boys x2
    ~~ All welcomed ~~

  • Congrats DP!
  • How exciting! Congratulations! They are beautiful little babies!

    BabyFruit Ticker

     ttc #2 since 2004 Me (35): Stage 3 Endo, DH (34): High DNA Frag

    IVF/ICSI #2: April 2014: BFP!!!!!!

    ET of 2 great quality embryos. + BFP on 9dp5dt. Beta #1 (10dp5dt): 257, Beta #2 (14dp5dt): 1561,

    Beta #3 (21dp5d5): 8,172. Wow. It seems this is actually working. Shocked beyond belief.

    1st u/s @6w5d: Baby A hb 124, Baby B hb 127 (Both measuring perfectly!)

    Lost baby A. Praying that baby B stays healthy. Baby B hb 175 at 11 weeks

    It's a GIRL!!!




    My Blog

  • They are precious! Congrats!

    Me & DH (33), 3 Furbabies, TTC since October 2011
    Day 3 #’s (Dec 2012) FSH 9, AMH .77, LH 2.4, E2 31, AFC 9 

    DX: Me-DOR + No Tubes, DH-Fine

    Ectopic 2007; lost tube/2nd tube removed Dec 2011 (hydro)

    April 2012=IVF#1- EPP Antag+ICSI, 2R,0F (BFN), Now dx’d with DOR.

    June-July 2012=IVF#2- MDL+ICSI&AH, 8R,4M,3F (BFP 9dp3dt) Beta#1 at 11dp3dt=36, Beta#2 at 15dp3dt=156, Beta#3 at 19dp3dt=671, dx'd with SCH, no growth-m/c at 7wks/Lap Dec 2012 to remove small fibroid.

    Feb 2013=IVF#3-MDL, 2/1=baseline, started 10 units mdl, AFC-7, 2/3 start gonal f, self cxld cycle b/c of low e2.

    April 2013=IVF#3.5-(with new RE)AG/ANT Conv + ICSI. 4/10-4/23 bcp's, 4/20-4/27 lupron, 4/28-ganirelix until end of stimming, 5/2-600 gonal f, 5/4-add 1/2 vial menopur, 5/13-ER (9R,1M,1F), 5/17-ET, 1 beautiful 8 cell (please be my sticky baby!!!!) 5/28-BFFN.

    Oct 2013=IVF#4-LLP+ICSI &AH, 10/14 (6R, 2M, 2F), 10/17-ET, 1 seven cell & a six cell, BFP at 9dp3dt, 1st beta=56, 2nd beta=52, CP.

    Jan 2014=IVF #5-LLP, Cxld after 6 days of stims due to fast response and lead follicle. 

    March 2014=IVF 5.5-LLP, Lupron 3/10, BL 3/18, 11 days of stims, Trigger 3/29, ER 3/31. 7R, 2M, 2F. ET 4/3. Txfd one 5 cell & one 9 cell. BFP on hpt from 7dp3dt & on. Praise be to God. Beta #1 at 11dp3dt=106, #2 at 13dp3dt=239. First u/s 4/28, measuring on track & heartbeat seen. 5/5-2nd u/s, measuring on track with strong heartbeat. 5/12- 3rd u/s & released from RE. Grow baby grow, we love you! Baby G&T is a BOY! Born 12/2014 via c/s! 8lbs, 8oz & 21 inches.

     *******Ticker Warning**********


    Lilypie First Birthday tickers


    "God's Delay is not God's Denial"
  • Congratulations on your adorable little boy and girl. I hope they get stronger every day so that you can take them home.  Hope you have a quick recovery as well.  Thanks for sharing your story.
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  • Congratulations!
    Trying to grow our family with both fertility treatments and adoption since March 2009 
    IUIs#1-4 = BFN, IVF#1 = c/p, IVF#2 = OHSS, FET#1=BFP
    BabyFruit Ticker
  • Congratulations, DoubleP! They are just darling. Wishing all of you an easy recovery and a wonderful homecoming soon!
    Me: 37 | DH: 38 | Married 9/2012, low AMH, high FSH
    First-ever BFP after IUI #4 (Follistim) - Baby Girl born (36w2d) 8/8/2014!
    TTC #2 since Feb 2015
    BFP 5/4/15
  • Congratulations, DP!! So incredibly happy for you. They are precious! Wishing you a speedy recovery & smooth transition home!

    It's twin girls!! Born on 11-2-14!
  • Congrats!

    N14 Nov. Siggy: CELEBRATION!
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    TTC since 2011
    Aug. - Sept. 2013 - dIUIs = BFNs
    January 2014 - IVF = 3 freezer babies
    March 2014 - FET of AA and AB blast = BFP! Twins! 
    Nov. 7, 2014 - Wilhelmina "Willa" Suzanne (4lb 14oz) and Ari Jose (6lb 4oz) were born via CS
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    Lilypie Premature Baby tickers
  • ((HUGS)) DoubleP!!!!! They are beautiful!!!!!
     36 DH 33 TTC for over 3 years
    First mini-IVF Sept 2011... Only 1 egg! ... BFN
    Switching RE
    IVF#2 May 2012 9 eggs and only 2 sperm, WTH!
    IVF #3 March 2013~Tesa with back-up Donor Sperm,Tesa, unsuccessful used DS~ Chemical :(   

    Switching RE's within practice

    2 frosties waiting for us, November 2013!!!!!   Transferred 2 "average" blasts 11/20/2013
    BFP!!!!!!!  Boy/Girl Twins!!!!!! Due 08/08/2014

    My Blog

    *~God gives his hardest battles to his toughest solders. Unknown.
  • I'm just lurking because I miss all the girls that I used to post with and I can't be happier for you! They are beautiful and congratulations!
    TTC since May 2012
    Me: 32 H: 31
    DX: MFI-Very Low Count, I have Hashimotos.
    IVF prep September 2013 cancelled due to Ovarian Cyst
    IVF #1 October 2013 Antagonistic Protocol with ICSI  ER 10/31/13 (18R 16M 11F- 6 blasts to freeze)
    ET delayed due to OHSS 
    FET scheduled for July 8. Delayed due to a crazy high TSH (it had been under control for YEARS!)
    FET #1 8/5/14 sET BFN 

    All welcome!
  • MMSchuMMSchu
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    They're so beautiful! Congrats mama!! FX you all go home soon!!

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    BabyFetus Ticker 

    Me:23 (PCOS)    DH:29 (everything looks good)
    9/2012: Lost my baby 6w2d
    12/2012: 50mg Clomid= no response
    02/2013: 100mg Clomid and Metformin=no response
    05/2013:150mg Clomid and Metformin=no response
    05/2013:Consult with RE
    07/2013: Bravelle=Follicles started growing, BFN
    08/2013: Time off
    11/2013: IVF #1, POAS: BFP!! Beta 11/25

    Twins!!! Due August 2014!!!

    Matthew&Mary MMSchu 07.21.12

  • They are beautiful! Hope your recovery goes well and your little ones can come home very soon!


    TTC since September 2012 ~ DH(32): Non-obstructive azoospermia, Me(32): Normal

    10/13 - TESE found sperm!! ~ 11/13 - IVF w/ ICSI #1 ~ ER 11/23/13 ~ 10 R, 9 M, 8 F

    ET 11/29/13 ~ Transferred 2 beautiful hatching blasts, 5 frosties

    12/5/13 -  BFP!!! Beta #1 (12/7/13) - 189  Beta #2 (12/9/13) - 401 Beta #3 5871

    12/16/13 U/S #1 - TWINS!! EDD - August 16, 2014 ~ 7/19/14 - Our beautiful baby girls joined the world!

  • Congrats Double P! They are beautiful! T's and p's that they come home soon!

    Me:40 AMA, DH:36 0% morph, TTC#1;
    BFP#1 4/2011, MMC 6/2011 11wks Trisomy 13;
    BFP#2 11/2011, CP
    FSH: 17.9, AMH: 2.2
    IVF#1 w/ICSI: ER 4/3: 5R,4M,4F
    ET 4/6 All 4 (1-8A+, 2-8A-, 1-3A) BFP#3
    Two weeks of beta hell = Blighted Ovum
    IVF#2 Aug/Sept: ER 8/27: 4R,3M,3F
    ET 8/30 (1-8A+, 1-6A+)
    Beta#1 9/10: 350; Beta#2 9/12: 796; Beta#3 9/20: 9155
    Expecting Boy/Girl Twins! My babies were born 4/23/13 at 36w1d!


  • Congratulations!! 


  • Congratulations mama!
    *****signature/ticker warning*****

    Me: 31, DOR-most recent AMH 0.28 and FSH 16.5
    DH:34, no issues
    9/13: DOR DX
     Clomid w/IUI cycle #1& 2=BFN
    Gonal-f w/ IUI cycle #3: 150 IU/day, IUI 12/16=BFP! Beta#1=175 on 12/30, beta#2=950 on 1/3, beta #3=9035 on 1/9; first U/S 1/17 showed one beautiful heartbeat @ 114,  second U/S on 1/24 hr=156 and everything perfect!

    BabyFetus Ticker


  • Congrats!! I hope all of you have a speedy recovery!
    TTC Since January 2012 Me:37 DH:34      DX July 2013: Unexplained Infertility      New DX Dec 2013: DOR
    BFP#1 6/4/12 EDD 2/13/13 M/C 6/6/12  BFP#2 2/21/13 EDD 11/3/13 M/C 2/26/13 BFP#3 C/P
    4 rounds of clomid, 2 with IUI = BFN
    November/December Retesting/Natural Cycle = Surprise BFP @ 11dpo! Beta#1 [email protected] Beta #2 [email protected] u/s#1 6w2d hb113 u/s#2 8w2d, measuring 8w4d hb168! 10w2d hb171 12w3d Verifi results are in and good! EDD 8/23 Our Baby Girl Rainbow Baby born 8/20/2014!!!
    Um...what? BFP 11/2/15!?! EDD 7/4/16
  • RG0405RG0405
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    Double Congrats! Hoping you have a speedy recovery!
  • jlr96jlr96
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    Congrats! They are beautiful!!

    Me (36) - LOR, DH (34) - MFI (low count & poor motility)

    TTC since 01/2012

    11/2012-04/2013 Unmonitored Clomid cycles through OB/GYN; Referred to RE

    05/2013-Benched due to cyst

    06/2013 - Clomid 50 mg + HCG Trigger + TI = BFN

    07/2013 - Clomid 50 mg + HCG Trigger + IUI #1 = BFN

     08/2013 - Clomid 50 mg + HCG Trigger + IUI #2 = BFN

    09/2013 - Benched for lap & hysteroscopy (Stage II Endo Removed)

    10/2013 - Menopur + HCG Trigger + IUI #3 = BFN

    11/2013 - Menopur + HCG Trigger + IUI #4 = BFN

     12/2013 - Clomid + HCG Trigger + IUI #5 = BFN

    2/2014 - IVF #1 - Microdose Lupron Flare Protocol - 5R/4M/4F w/ICSI; 2 embies transferred on day 3 (none to freeze)

    2/27/14 - First BFP Ever!!!  EDD 11/3/14








  • Congratulations! They are gorgeous! Wish you a speedy recovery!
    Me: 33 - PCOS & Hypothyroidism DH: 35 - SA is good Married since 2010 (together since 2006) TTC since June 2009 (we knew we would have issues and wanted family right away after we got married). No pregnancies yet. May 2013 - started first round of Chlomid & ovidrel cycle.
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