Third-Party Reproduction

**Third-Party Reproduction Check-In** Aug. 10th

This weekly check-in is for anyone using/considering or who has used a 3rd party method of reproduction, including: Donor egg, donor sperm, embryo adoption, gestation carrier, or surrogate - also Donors, GC's and surrogates as well! If you don't check-in for 3 weeks you'll be removed from the list but we'll happily add you back next time you check in! NOTE: Board etiquette - please post BFPs separately from the check-in, with a warning in message title.  

Check-In: How is it going? What are your next steps? How are you feeling?

QOTW: What is a non-family building related goal you are working towards?

A special thanks to @2MamazinSeattle for her outstanding work on this check-in for all this time. I am happy to take over and will try to fill the large shoes she left :) Ladies, if there are any mistakes, please just let me know!


Hugs to those who need one!

New BFPs & Other Good News!
@Sammer 818 – IP-GC - Congrats on V-day last Sunday!! EDD 11/23/14! Turkey-day baby BOY!
@lincoln79 - IP-GC - Congrats on your 7 frosties!! EDD 11/7/14!
@cc+mm - D-EG - Congrats on your baby girl!! Gracie Annabeth born on 8/5/14!

In the TWW!
@marshmallowevening - D-EM - Transfer was July 14th. FX for good news!

Currently Cycling/Scheduled
@lincoln79 - GC IP - Doing a freeze-all cycle for future siblings in July
@Lacyj67 - D-EG - Parenting foster son! FET planned for September 11th!

Waiting to Cycle
@ceemonkey - DE/DS; Donor profile in hand - looking like a September cycle! YAY!
@chicagobride07 - D-EG - Fresh donor cycle in late August-ish.
@daydreamer34254 - D-EG - Looking at profiles for Oct cycle. Dr. KK Aug 20 with follow up on Sept 29.
@figuresk8r28 - D-EM - Welcome!
@JimBobCooter - D-EG - Likely transfer in late September.
@Km672 - D-EG/DS - Two frosties for FET after immunology tests. Trying at home ICI w/DS this month!
@kushie77 - DS - DH struggling with DS. Considering foster-to-adopt.
@Love4Labs826 - D-EM - Waiting on test results for next steps.
@mm29 - DS - Switching from D-EG to DS w/OE IVF as of June'14.
@refeek1 - D-EG - FET in July was BFN. 6 frosties. FET planned in September!
@Sailorina -  D-?? - FET planned soon, RE wants to transfer 3!
@sweetgoose - D-EG - Uterine polyp removed, cycling late Aug/early Sept!
@twinkie0612 - DS - Appt. with Dr. KK on Aug 14; follow up on Sept. 4; May cycle again with OE.


@2MamazinSeattle - D-EG/DS -  EDD 8/20/14 w/Simone!
@Skadil - IP-GC - EDD 8/25/14
@MrsT4 - D-EG; EDD 10/10/14! Boy!
@jalara48 - GC -Using a surrogate in India.  EDD 10/15/14!  Team Green!
@lincoln79 - IP-GC - EDD 11/7/14!
@Sammer 818 – IP-GC - EDD 11/23/14! Turkey-day baby BOY!
@Mrs.McIrish - D-EG - Twin girls! EDD 12/2/14!
@ksgsmu - D-EG - EDD 1/12/15 - TWINS!!!
@Jessarab - D-EG - EDD 2/6/2015 - one sac confirmed!
@BeckyP005 – Holy BFP Becky!!! We are over the moon for you!
@DatingBettyBoop - IP-GC - EDD 2/17/2015 - Baby wiggling on latest u/s!
@pmv81 - DS - EDD 3/12/15 - Singleton on board! 

@Brooklynesque – D-EG - Baby girl born 7/24/14! Congrats mama!!
@cc+mm - D-EG - Gracie Annabeth born on 8/5/14!
@DoublePortion - D-EM - Boy/Girl twins born on 6/30/14! Yay new mama!
@e74 - D-EM - Twin boys born in 2013.
@JM1977 – D-EG/DS - 21-month-old DD from DE/DS & newborn boy as of 9/13!
@LittleLady77 – D-EG - Twins! - Born happy and healthy in April'14!
@Liz4Paws – D-EM - Samantha Lynn born on 7/22/14!
TTC since March 2012
Dx: Unexplained IF, Arcuate Uterus, Minimal Endometriosis, Poor Embryo Quality
Tx History: 1 Injects+TI, 5 IUIs, 3 IVFs, 1 FET = all BFN and full of heartbreak
Plan: Waiting to see if our potential donor is a match for DE IVF #1

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
[Deleted User]2MamazInSeattlelincoln79

Re: **Third-Party Reproduction Check-In** Aug. 10th

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  • @jimbobcooter, thank you! The stats from both donors are in my siggy. This latest attempt we had 14R, 13M, 11F, 7 made it to five day blast, and we transferred 2. Interestingly enough, with donor number 1, 20 eggs were retrieved leading to 8 5 day blasts. The quality of the embryos was much better with donor number 2, as well. Hoping this time will be the charm. GL to you on your upcoming cycle.

    DOR and AMA
    2/12-5/12: 4 IUI cycles = all BFN;
    7/12: DE IVF # 1 (with ICSI)- 20R, 16M, 14F, 5DT of 2 blasts; 6 frosties = BFN;
    Lupus anticoagulant initially high, then found to be normal on hematology consult;
    Follow up testing in September all clear;
    Started synthroid for "high normal" TSH;
    FET # 1- late October 2012- BFP on FRER; beta # 1- 21(low), beta # 2- 48 (still low), beta # 3- 132, beta # 4- 1,293; beta # 5- 5,606; last beta- over 100,000. First u/s 11/21- heard heartbeat
    12/12- Officially an OB patient!
    Level 2 ultrasound at 20 weeks shows vasa previa and VCI
    Referral to MFM and mandatory c section for delivery
    Beautiful baby girl born at 34 weeks
    Finally home after 15 day NICU stay!
    Trying for sibling: FET # 2- May 2014; beta 5/31, BFN
    FET #3, early July 2014; beta 7/14, BFN
    DE IVF # 2- August 2014; 14R, 13M, 11F, 5dt of 2 blasts (3 AA), 5 frosties = BFN
    FET #4- December 2014, yet another BFN

    Dr. KK work up shows borderline uterine blood flow, elevated NK cells, and MTHFR mutation (homozygous for c677t)

    Added baby aspirin, prednisone, supplements, Metanx, and intralipids

    Switched to large clinic for final attempt; had endometrial receptivity testing in January; FET March 2015 = yet another BFN

    Likely OAD- NBC

    [Deleted User]RunCC37
  • @JimBobCooter‌ hooray!!

    ME:46 MH:44 DE IVF 2014
    Met with RE 4/11. 2 IUI's BFN. DE best option. Switched clinics to do "shared" program. Had to retake all tests and a mamm that put me behind and then on a DE waiting list for 12 months. Picked a donor!! (10/13/13) Got matched. Estimated transfer in December. After 2.5 years of patiently waiting I will finally cycle....can hardly believe it. DE cycle got cancelled. One of her tests came back positive.  Waiting for another donor. Donor picked!! (1/18/14)

    DE IVF #1 (4/26) BFN  DE FET #1 (6/4) BFP! Beta 1=339 Beta 2=852 Beta 3=9957 EDD 2/22/15!!



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    @JimBobCooter‌ ........ Great news!!
    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.
  • ****WARNING****

    We are still waiting on the results of our EFT.  I'm starting to get stir crazy waiting too.  When I went back to work last week, I found out that one of my coworkers is expecting and another one that just happened to jump in and say "oh I have to figure out how short of notice I can take time off because we are going to try to so I'll need a random day off soon but won't know in advance"  Like it's that easy!  UGH!  Sorry for my vent, I'm super crabby!  I've been having a rough go lately, feeling like we will never have a child.

    QOTW: What is a non-family building related goal you are working towards?  After my vent....sorry....I think I am going back to school.  I currently have an Associates in Business Administration.  I honestly don't know what I want to do though.  Bachelor's in business is obviously the most direct route to another degree but I don't really know if I want to stay in business.  Any suggestions?

    TTC #1 Since May 2011 ~ Everyone Welcome
    Me (34): DOR d/t chemo/radiation, Immature Endometrial Lining, Hypothyroidism
    DH (35): MFI d/t testicular torsion and removal, Low T, Oligospermia, Anti-Sperm Antibodies, Currently on T supplements
    Sept '11-April '13 ~  Testing, failed multiple MFI treatments, saving & TONS of praying
    January 2014 ~ IVF/ICSI & PGS ~ no response to stims ~ converted to IUI ~ BFN
    February 2014 ~ On to donor embyros ~ 5 blasts!!! 
    March 2014 ~ FET #1 ~ Transferred 2 blasts ~ BFN
    July 2014 ~ Kliman's mock cycle with endometrial function test
    Sample too small for EFT, HE slide showed immature cells
    New protocol planned, saving for another biopsy for EFT
    January 2015 ~ Considering adoption options
    April 2015 ~ Privately arranged adoption of planned pregnancy
    DD#1 ~ Lillyana Violet Marie born 6/15/16, Finalized adoption 12/20/16
    July 13, 2018 ~ BFP....WTF?!?!
    7/16 Beta #1 ~ 466...7/18 Beta #2 ~ 1,077...7/23 Beta #3 ~ 5,291
    7/23 US #1 ~ 1 gestational sac seen and yolk sac
    7/30 US #2 and 1st OB appt ~ 1 perfectly round gestational sac, 1 perfect yolk sac and 1 teeny tiny heart beat seen!!!
    Lilypie Maternity tickers

  • Hi ladies...
    On BCP and baseline appt is thurs with my depot lupron shot. I hope all is well in that ute of mine so we can get this going. Didn't really have any normal periods since my miscarriage last feb... So kinda don't know what he will see when he gets in there! I had my intralipid infusion this Monday and end of aug is so busy for me but it will so work itself out.
    Qotw: losing weight I've been able to lose 18lbs since feb so feeling a bit better.
    Me 34 and DH 39 married in aug. 2002
    Did 5 round of clomid 2010 =BFN
     High levels of NK CELLS DX sept.2012 DOR:# 0.02 
    IVF #1 May 2012  ER 4, EF 2, ET 2 =BFN
    MINI IVF Oct.2012  Cancelled 10-27-12
    Ivf #3 Antagonist Protocol April 2013
    Shared cycle..Donor cycled in July Got 12 eggs 9 fertilized and 8 frozen!!
    DE FET #1 Sept. 3rd 2013 FIRST BFP EVER 5dp5dt
    miscarried Sept 24th at 5 weeks 5 days
    Etopic  D&C and hysterscopy Nov 5 2013
    dx with pre genetic blood clotting dec 2013
    FET #2 Jan 31st  2014 
    Miscarried for a second time again at 5 weeks 5 days
    Currently fostering to adopt an amazing little 1 year old boy..P.J!
    FET#3  is Oct 29th 2014
    BFN on fet #3
    Last and FINAL FET coming JAN 28th 2015
    Everyone Welcome

    BeckyP005[Deleted User]Km672RunCC37
  • Hi all, I am currently waiting to do our first DS cycle starting next week. We should be going in for my iui around labor day. I am extremely excited but also scared that it's not going to work.

    One of our goals are to sell our house in a few years and find something with more property and start a small farm
    Daisypath Anniversary tickers
    TTC since May 2011-Me 26 DH 24
    BFP 7.01.2011 c/p @ 4wks
    3.2012 Metformin 500mg for irregular cycles
  • Good luck @doodlebug18, I hope everything goes smoothly from start to finish and you get your BFP!!
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