Third-Party Reproduction

Is it okay if I join here? (Sorry, this is really long.) (Children Mentioned)

Hi guys. I was wondering if I might be able to join here though my own TPR process is almost over?

This is our story: I am 48 and my husband is 47. We've been together since we were 16, and got married when I was 24, but by the time we wanted children, and felt really ready for them; I was forty. 

We tried TTC-ing for six months naturally, but after no success went to get testing done at a fertility clinic. The results showed that whilst my husband's sperm was 10% fine, I only had a 12% chance of reproducing with my own eggs. We took a month and discussed continuing with IVF with my own eggs, egg donation and adoption, and though I preferred egg donation, we ended up deciding on adoption, and on July 2008 we adopted our eldest daughter Vilda, who was then 17 months old from within Sweden.

A year later, we decided we wanted to adopt another child, this time preferably a baby, and on May 2010, we adopted our second daughter Tindra from China, who was 2 months old.

We actually planned to not have another child, as we were very happy just the four of us. But then we received word from our Swedish adoption agency that Vilda's biological mother was pregnant again, and wished to put her child up for adoption, and the local council would prefer to keep her with at least one of her biological half-siblings. So in February 2011 we adopted our third girl, Majken, who was only a few weeks old. Doing this we also got into contact with Vilda and Majken's then 12 year old bio-half-sister, Ella, and though she lives with her paternal aunt, we look after her every other weekend.

(This is the TPR bit)
In 2012 I had to have a full hysterectomy, but early 2013, we decided 'hey, why not make it six?' we looked into adoption again, but we also looked into egg donation and surrogacy. My step-niece offered to be a traditional surrogate, and though it took us a while to accept, since she has no children of her own, and we imagined it would be a lot for a 23 year old, we did, and in August of that last year, we started TTC-ing though at-home artificial insemination. In November we got a BFP!

So we're now only a month off the EDD, and so far the pregnancy has went very well, no problems at all. We know we're having a girl, and we are pretty settled on the name Novalie, or Saga.

So that's us! Thank you for putty up with reading something that long, haha.
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Re: Is it okay if I join here? (Sorry, this is really long.) (Children Mentioned)

  • Of course you are welcome here!!! Congrats on your baby on the way!

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    Me (32) DH (36) - Finding our way to baby #1
    Me: POF/DOR - AMH <0.16, heterozygous c677t MTHFR, insulin resistant and gluten intolerant
    DH: Severe MFI

    12/2/11 - IUI #1- BFN 
    8/1/12 - IVF #1 - Zero response from max stims (600iu intramuscularly)
    My ovaries are just for decoration

    12/6/12 - Adopted five embryos that had been frozen for over ten years!
    2/11/13 - DEmbryo FET #1 Thawed four, sadly two didn't survive. Transferred two beautiful blasts. 
    2/16/13 - First BFP of my life @ 6dp5dt! EDD 10/30/13
    3/27/13 - After beta and u/s hell, no heartbeat ever detected. D&C at 9w1d.

    6/5/13 - Adopted four new embryos that had been frozen for seven years!
    9/12/13 - DEmbryo FET #2. Thawed and transferred two beautiful blasts
    9/17/13 - BFP @ 5dp6dt! EDD 05/31/14
    9/29/13 - m/c @ 5w1d. :(

    11/19/13 - DEmbryo FET #3. Thawed and transferred one blast from each batch. Wow!
    11/23/13 - BFP @ 4dp6dt! EDD 8/7/13
    Beta #1 @ 13dp6dt - 522  Beta #2 @ 16dp6dt - 1373 
    6w5d ultrasound showed one perfect baby with a beautiful heartbeat of 134bpm!

    Snowflake baby is a girl! 
    Our beautiful Snowflake girl arrived on July 22, 2014! 
    My embryo adoption blog: Wishing on a Snowflake
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    DS#1 born 9/23/06 
    Twins DS#2 and 3 born at 31 weeks, 3 days due to a short cervix on 8/2/13.
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  • Welcome, and congrats on your growing family!
  • Welcome!!
    TTC #1 since 12/2010 DH: MFI, cancer survivor Me: Resected septate uterus, lap treated mild endo, tubes open, ovulate on own, autoimmune disease 3 Failed IUI's (2/2012, 4/2012, 6/2012) 
    IVF #1 August 2012. BFP! Beta #1 56.7 Beta #2 150 One baby, one heartbeat on 9/20/12! no h/b @7w6d. dandc @8w0d
    FET #1 December 2012, BFN
    FET #2 February 2013, no embies survived thaw
    IVF #2, BFP #2, Loss #2 March 2013, Scar tissue discovered, RPL testing,
    IVF #3, BFP #3, Loss #3 (twins) September 2013
    Hostile ute, moving onto Gestational Carrier!

    GC/FET #1 of 1 5AA blast and 1 compacted blast, February 2014, BFP #4 on 3/1/2014!
    6w u/s 1 bean with h/b of 145 bpm, 8w u/s 187 bpm
    EDD 11/7/14. Please, please, please stick little one!

    Praying unceasingly for a miracle. ALL welcome!


  • Welcome!
    TTC #1 since 8/2011
    Dx: Endometriosis(2000) & Uterine Fibroids
    Sept 2012-March 2013: TTA for surgery & recovery; surgery removed: neuroendocrine tumor & 30% of pancreas, 
    endo on diaphragm & in abdomen, & uterine septum
    April 2013: 5mg Femera - IUI cancelled
    May 2013: Cycle cancelled; CD3 estradiol levels too high
    June 2013: Cycle cancelled; umbilical hernia found; surgery to repair
    July 2013: IUI #1.2 - 5mg Femera + trigger = BFN
    Aug 2013: IUI #2 - 5mg Femera + trigger = BFN
    Nov 2013: surgery to remove 8cm fibroid from uterus & clean up endo
    March 2014: IVF #1 - Gonal F & Menopur; retrieved 12 eggs; 6 fertilized; 0 made it to blast
    moving on to DE
    July 2014: FET #1 w/ DE; cancelled due to clots in uterus; hysteroscopy to remove fibroid.
    Hopefully beginning FET #1.2 in late August/early Sept.

  • Welcome!


    TTC #1 since May 2010

    OE IVF #1  9/2/13 Cancelled- poor response

    DE IVF #1 3/12/14- BFP 3/17/14- ectopic, right tube removed 4/11/14 @ 7 weeks

    DE FET #1 7/3/14-Transferred 2 5AA 6 day embryos Beta 7/13/14 BFN

    DE FET #2 9/5/14-Transferred 2 4BB 5 day embryos Beta 9/15/14 BFN

    DE FET #3 in December- Cancelled, didn't respond to meds

    DE FET #3 (2nd try) 2/13/15- Transferred 1 4BB and 1 4BA 5 day embryos Beta 2/23/15  BFN again (CP)

    DE FET #4 - last 2 frosties....5/22/15- Transferred 1 4BA embryo...only one frostie thawed properly.  Beta scheduled for 6/1-  BFN (beta 2, 2.81, 6, 23, 49.4) 6/15/15 Discovered ectopic in left tube.  Methotrexate given. Moving on to a new donor. Hoping to transfer by the end of the year.

    Cant find a donor that is healthy and available.  Looking at being happy with just the two of us.


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