Pregnant after IF

***2nd Trimester Check-in 3/16***

Happy Monday to everyone in 2nd tri! This is a weekly check-in for PAIF members in their second trimester. Feel free to join at 14 weeks and we will bid you an excited farewell on your way to 3rd tri after your 27th week.

If there are any newcomers that would like to be added to the list, post below and include:

- EDD (and team if you know - or team green if you aren't finding out)

- How far along you are

- Any appointments or other updates

QOTD: Do you celebrate St. Patty's Day? What are your plans?


@bears1011 - 6/10/15 (Girl)

@Kam10 - 6/14/15 (Boy)

@jessimi06 - 6/15/15 (boy/girl)


@katemonster1 - 7/2/15 (team green)

@CaringCat – 7/17/15 (boy)

@KevinandJesse – 7/19/15 (Boy)

@Julie21613 - 7/20/15 (girl/girl)

@chicory – 7/21/15 (boy/boy)

@sorrellam30 – 7/28/15 (Boy!!!) - Congrats!


@lawmom747 - 8/2/15 (boy/girl)

@kistra - 8/4/15 (boy)

@carrieharry79 – 8/4/15 (Girl)

@fjamil1 - 8/8/15 (boy/boy)

@DSculley1824 - 8/13/15 (Boy)

@J&D2007 - 8/24/15 (boy)

@katers79 - 8/26/15 (boy/girl)

@TLooney17 - 8/27/15 (one bean)

@Justone13 - 8/28/15 - (one bean)
"Will you be my Valentine?" 2/14/2004 "Will you marry me?" 7/4/2008 "Wanna get a cat?" 7/4/2010 TTC #1 since 2/2011 Me: 28 DH: 29 2 Cycles Femera, 4 IUIs, IVF#1 (BNF), IVF#2 (BFN).


Re: ***2nd Trimester Check-in 3/16***

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    Pretty quiet here. 18 weeks 4 days. We have our anatomy scan scheduled for Thursday (was supposed to be today but I had to reschedule bc of work). I also got referred to a Urologist because I keep having symptoms of utis but my cultures come back negative. So that appt is next week!

    QOTW: Not really. I'm a Speech-Language Pathologist in a school so I do fun things with the kids but that's about it.


    Me (26) & DH (26)
    Dog Momma to 2 amazing furbabies
    Started dating: May 6, 2005 & Married: August 4, 2012
    Diagnosis: PCOS

    September 2013 - January 2014: Not trying but not preventing
    February 2014:
    Officially TTC (BBT, OPKs, etc)
    February-August 2014: Irregular Cycles, U/S showed Fibroids/Cysts, Provera required to get AF, BFNs
    September & October 2014: Testing Months with Reproductive Endocrinologist!
    DH's SA: Normal (116.4 million sperm, 97% motility, 36% morphology) - WHO criteria
    DH's Repeat SA: Poss. Low Morph. (138 million sperm, 73% motility, 8% morphology) - Kruger criteria
    HSG and SIS: Normal (tubes clear)

    Medicated Cycle:
     5mg Letrozole + Trigger Injection + TI = BFP!!


    Beta #1: 12/8 - 1,040 Beta #2: 12/10 - 2,902 Beta #3: 12/16 - 19,321
    Ultrasound #1: 12/12 (5 weeks 1 day) - Gestational sac and yolk sac present
    Ultrasound #2: 12/18 (6 weeks 0 days) - Measuring good, heart rate 99
    Ultrasound #3: 12/26 (7 weeks 1 day) - Measuring good, heart rate 150

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    21 weeks tomorrow.  I have a regular appointment today, but shouldn't be anything too exciting, fingers crossed.  We booked our flights for New Orleans at the end of May for my brother's wedding, I'm a little nervous about flying pregnant but hoping it's no big deal!

    QOTD: typically my friend and I will go for a green beer or to dinner at this great Irish place.  a bunch of girls I know are going out this Friday and want me to stop by but I feel like being pregnant at a bar would be tacky so idk.  I also work at a school so I am going to try to think of something fun to do tomorrow.




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     Me(31). DH (31)

    DH SA normal count and motility, 1% morphology
    Me .72 AMH, Fragile X premutation carrier
    IVF #1 (6/12/13) BFN

    IVF #2 (8/16/13) BFN

    FET 10/4/13 Chemical

    IVF #3 MC 5 weeks 5 days

    IVF #4 DE 11/7 BFP, edd 7/28/15

    All Welcome

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    16w5d here! Nothing exciting to report- OB appt Friday, and first MFM next wk. It's been 4 wks, so I'm dying to see the kiddos again. Oh-- and super excited to pick up my new Joe's maternity jeans from the tailor on Wednesday. It's the little things!

    QOTW- we used to party it up chicago style with an all-day drinking fest...not any more! I don't even know if I have anything green that will fit right now. I'm super lame this year.


    Our Story

    Me- 35, mild hypothyroidism

    DH- 29, low count due to a chromosomal abnormality, only option is IVF/ICSI with PGD.

    Married 5/13

    TTC since 8/13

    IVF/ICSI #1 ER 9/14 - 14R, 6M, 6F, 5 blasts off to PGD- 1 normal female, 2 balanced males

    FET 12/8 of 2 frosties - 1 male/1 female - stick babies stick! 

    Beta #1 10dp5dt 444! Beta #2 14dp5dt 2,340!  U/S 1/5-- TWINS!!!  EDD 8/26/15

    "You'll never see the rainbow if you can't survive the storm"

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    17 weeks today. Due 8/24 with one boy. No upcoming appts. Feel great other that pretty bad lower back and hip pain, esp while trying to sleep. No plans tomorrow as I work all day:-(
    Me: 37, DH: 38: ttc 7 years, dx: unknown
    10/11: after 2 years, saw a RE, FSH 5.4
    11/11: BFP! (surprise after thyroid & normal hsg),
    12/11: missed m/c after 7 week u/s, 1/12: D&C
    6/12 IUI#1-IUI #3: clomid = BFP!, C/P
    IVF #1(10/12) FSH 5.4, AFC: 16 long Lupron, 5R/5M/4F, all 4 made it to 5dt, 1 blast/1-8 cell transferred=BFN
    IVF #2(12/12)AFC 21, MD lupron, 4R/4M/3F, 5dt of 1 blast and 2-8cell. BFN.
    IVF#3(4/13) Natural start antagon protocol, 12R,11F. one PGS normal at day 6 transfer. BFN.
    IVF#4 (11/13) C.CRM (ODW.U normal 8/13 Still no Diagnosis) EPP/antagonist. ER 13R/7M/6F. Only 1 made it to freeze. Abnormal. Looking into options of DE, Fresh vs frozen.
    10/14 new local RE to look into what's next. CD3 FSH 4.7, AMH 0.9. Met with DE agencies and exploring options for feb/march 2015.
    Surprise natural bfp (4 days before donor is signed). Beta #1 at 9dpo: 51.8, 2nd beta: 195 (25 hours doubling) @11dpo. 3rd beta (12/15): 516 (35 hrs doubling) 4th beta(12/17): 895 (58 hours doubling) 5th beta(12/19): 2120. U/S at 5w0d(12/22): one gestational sac with yolk sac. U/S #2 (6w0d)12/29. One little bean measuring 6w0d with HR 124. 3rd u/s(1/4)7w0d: baby measuring 7w2d. HR 134. 3/30: A/S at MFM went great except for low lying placenta. Verifi results are normal! Team Blue! Please send any positive thoughts our way! EDD:8/24/2015
    Baby Will born 8/18. He's perfect.
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    16w4d. Morning sickness has subsided. Still don't have a ton of energy. DH and I cleaned out one of the extra rooms in our basement that we used for storage on Saturday. I still hurt from it. I think I did too much. My thighs feel like I did 3 spin classes back to back. Next appt isn't until April 9th. I hate waiting.

    QOTW: nothing this year. I'm working a 12 hour shift so getting home at 3a kinda kills any plans. Oh well.

    Long of the Short:
     TTC since April 2013  DH 42 y/o I'm 30  Dh had vasectomy reversal Feb 2013 after 3 months developed scar tissue 
     First Re appt was September 2013 OOP for everything minus meds  
    DH's TESE surgery December 2013
    First cycle was February 2014 BFN none to freeze
     Second cycle was April 2014 BFP ending in Chemical Pregnancy none to freeze
     Third cycle June 2014 BFN none to freez
     Fourth cycle October 30th 28 retrieved, 13 mature and 12 fertilized
    PICSI, assisted hatching and fresh sperm from my DH's TESE surgery used
    5 FROZEN from a freeze all cycle! 
    FET completed on DECEMBER 9TH!!!
    Beta #1 13dp5dt BFP!! 800
    Beta #2 15dp5dt 2100
    Beta #3 17dp5dt 3600 
    First Scan January 5th! Everything looks great! Heart rate of 121!
    Second Scan January 20th. Baby Justone13 looks amazing. Heart rate of 175!
    Baby Girl is due August 27th
    Liv Annmarie born 8/25 7lbs 6oz 21 1/2 inches long 

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    19w2d today. Nothing new to report. I have MFM appointment next Monday. I

    QOTD: No plans. 
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    I've slacked on checking in. 22 weeks tomorrow, have been busy but feeling well, just getting larger. I have a regular OB appt next week and our next growth scan with the MFM the week after that. No St. Patty's plans. There was stuff going on around us this past weekend, but DH was sick and I was on call. Tomorrow, I work and am on call again overnight so we'll be boring. Every year I do make corned beef, did that last week and we are enjoying the last of the leftovers. Yum!
    2.5 years TTC with MFI, 3 failed IUIs 
    IVF w/ICSI October 2014: 17R, 13M, 12F 4 Frosties
    ET of two blasts 11/2/14 BFP!!! It's TWINS! EDD 7/21/15

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    Hey Ladies,
    I'm 22w4d today! We had a fetal echo Friday and everything looks great. Now I'm counting down the days to v-day!

    QOTD: I'll try to find some green to wear to my elementary school and we're doing a st. Patty's jig in music. No grownup plans though!
    "Will you be my Valentine?" 2/14/2004 "Will you marry me?" 7/4/2008 "Wanna get a cat?" 7/4/2010 TTC #1 since 2/2011 Me: 28 DH: 29 2 Cycles Femera, 4 IUIs, IVF#1 (BNF), IVF#2 (BFN).


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    27w4d today and this is my last 2nd Tri check in! Feeling pretty good, belly getting big! No appointments this week. Glad to see everyone doing well.

    QOTW: we are going to a labor class tomorrow night! Funny how times have changed lol.
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    22 weeks today...going by so fast!  Had my MFM appointment today.  Cervix was measuring long and closed.  Babies looked great.  GTT is 2 weeks and next MFM appointment is in 3 weeks.  

    QOTW:   I make a boiled dinner for St Patricks day....DH isn't a big fan but defers to me once a year.  
    Me 35, DH 36
    TTC summer 2008
    Diagnose me. DOR, DH perfect
    IUI # 1 6/2010, BFN
    IUI # 2 8/2010, BFN
    IVF # 1 10/2010 Canceled poor response
    IVF 1.2 12/2010 BFP! mc 6 weeks 2 days
    Mental health break for 10 months
    IVF # 2 10/2011 BFN
    IVF # 3 5/2012 BFP! 10 eggs retrieved (best ever)
    7 fertilized transferred 3
    Beta #1 14dpo - 72, Beta #2 17dpo 145 Beta 3 20dpo 521
    First u/s June 15 saw HB 126 bpm missed m/c 7/5/12 10 weeks D&C 7/6/12
    IVF#4 ER 9/30 ET 10/3 Beta 10/16 BFFN. IVF #5 final with o/e. ER 1/21 only 1 retrieved, hoping my lonestar is the one. Beta #1 2/6/13 = 209.... please let this be it! Keep growing lonestar! Beta #2 2/8/13 - 586! , Beta #3 2/10/13 = 1898. First u/s perfect little heart beat at 116 bpm. Measure 6 weeks 1 day. EDD 10/14/13
    3/4/13 measuring right on track beautiful heartbeat 171 bpm, graduated from RE to OB... bittersweet.
    PAIF/SAIF always welcome! Its a girl! 

    Maggie Grace is here!  10/5/13... 8lbs 6 ounces of pure joy!

    TTC#2  No birth control since DD was born.  Getting ready to jump back in the saddle.  Weaning this month. RE
    appt scheduled 5/8.   Here we go again!

    IFV# 6.  10/27  6 retrieved 4 mature 3 fertilized.  2 made it to 3dt 10/30. 1"very pretty 8 cell" and 1 6 cell.  Beta
    11/13.   Please stick embies!!!!  We love you so much already! 11/12/14  POAS, BFP... beta tomorrow!
    11/13 beta #1  924!!!  2nd bet 11/15 1906, one more on 11/17 3rd & final beta 3430.  First u/s 12/5, 7w4d, 2 heartbeats,
    both measuring right on track....2nd u/s... all is well... both beans measuring right on track... released from RE... first
    appointment with MFM 1/5.  Looks like this is really happening!


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    I am 16 weeks 5 days today. I am feeling good other than a lot of stretching pains in my belly and hip pain at night. I am counting down the days until my next u/s on 4/6.

    QOTW: I am wearing green today but that is about the extent of my celebrating.


    TTC #1 January 2009
    January 2010 SA results: Count 16 million, Motility 40%, Morphology 2%
    January 2010- Surprise BFP! DS born 10/1/2010 :)
    January 2013 TTC #2
    September 2013 Repeat SA: Count= 1.7 million, Motility= 24%, Morphology= 2%
    November 6th 1st Appointment with RE: diagnosed with severe MFI
    Testing to try to determine a cause & possible treatment for MFI
    CD 3 blood work for me. RE does not want to repeat my HSG/lap at this point,
    but may want to before moving forward with any fertility treatments.
    After seeing the uro, DH is currently taking lots of supplements and clomid to try to boost his count. We will have a repeat SA in February to see if it works.
    Follow up SA numbers are: Count= 4 million, Motility= 40%, Morphology= 1%
    Uro wants us to have another follow up SA 5/9 to see if we see further improvement than we are back to the RE to make a game plan.

    SA 5/9/2014 Count: 12 Million, Motility: 60%, and Morphology 2%. We will be doing iui #1 in late June

    IUI #1 6/28 clomid + ovidrel, post wash count 3 million total sperm= BFN

    IUI # 2 7/21 clomid+ ovidrel. post wash count 900,000 total sperm= BFN

    IVF planned for early November- cancelled due to cyst

    December IVF #1- 22 eggs, 20 mature,16 fertilized

    12/9 Transferred 1 4AA Blast, 6 frosties

    *****Everyone is welcome******

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    @CaringCat glad the echo looked good!

    I'm 27w2d today, so this is my last 2nd tri check in. I'm starting to feel huge (measuring 6 weeks ahead), but no updates this week. GL to everyone staying in 2nd tri!

    Qotw- we don't celebrate. In fact we forgot how busy the day can be and went to our local pub for fish and chips and it was packed with over a hr long wait. We ended up with pizza instead.
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    TTC since 04/12
    Me- 26 PCOS
    DH- 28 MFI
    10/13 IUI #1 (1 follie)- BFP!
    11/13 M/C @9 wk due to tetraploidy, one little boy in heaven
    01/14 IUI#2 (1 follie) BFN
    02/14 IUI #3 (3 follies) BFN
    03/14 IUI #4 (2 follies) BFN
    05/14 IVF/ICSI #1 CXL
    07/14 IVF/ICSI #1.2 6R, 6M, 5F, 2T, 2 frosties!
    Transferred 2-5dt  CP
    09/14 FET #1 BFP! Beta #1 52 Beta #2 152!
    10/20/14- It's TWINS!

    1/15- TEAM PURPLE!
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