Weekly checkin - nov 5 — The Bump
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Weekly checkin - nov 5

This check in is for anyone on this board to participate in and will occur every Wednesday. If you are new here and haven't made a separate intro on the main board please do so before checking in so we can "meet" you! It's easy to do just click the new discussion button in the top right and post away.

1. Your Name or Screen Name (not full names) and State you are from.

2. How long have you been TTC? Are you TTC #1,#2,#3, etc.?

3. What are you doing this cycle? Are you seeking help with a fertility specialist (RE)? If so, what stage are you in? Charting/temping? Testing? Medicated cycles? IUI? IVF? DE?

4. Where are you in your cycle? (Waiting to O, 2WW etc) If in the 2ww when will you test?

5. How do you feel about this cycle? (Are you hopeful, anxious... etc)

QOTW: Share a crafty-ish hobby you enjoy.
Me (42) w/ partner for 16+ years
TTC #1: 11/2012 - 9/2013; 6/2014 - present
Follistim + TI (3x): All BFNs
Follistim + IUI (1x): BFN 
IVF #1: 17 retrieved,15 fertilized, Day 3: 15, Day 5/6: 3 biopsied
Result; 1 frozen blast (inconclusive PGS results)
IVF #2; ER: 6/22 16 retrieved, 6/25: 5 transferred (CP), 2 frozen
FET 9/17: BFN
Current FET -- Transferred 2 day-3 embryos - BFN

Re: Weekly checkin - nov 5

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  • Amanda from South Carolina

    TTC #1 for almost 3 years

    Last IUI failed so waiting to see what the RE wants to do.  Go see him next Thursday.  Have an appointment for initial acupuncture treatment Saturday

    CD2

    Not very hopeful this cycle.  This cycle will probably not be medicated since I don't see the RE until after the dates I usually take meds

    I use to cross stitch.  
    Piperellakellymarie8408MntnGirl1inthehopper
  • 1. Kelly from San Diego, CA

    2. TTC #1 Off BCPs for 6 years, actively trying for 6 months

    3. Charting, Temping, OPKs, Pre-seed

    4. CD13, waiting to O

    5. Meh

    QOTW: I love to crochet
    Me: 36 DH: 42
    San Diego, CA

    TTC #1 since June 2015

    Prior D&C due to blighted ovum 2003



    Piperelladolphin012MntnGirl1inthehopper
  • 1. createillumination from san diego (Hi kelly!!)

    2. TTC #1 since august 2015 with a MC in January 2015 (TTA feb-aug)

    3. Saliva Ferning, OPK's CM CP, Mayan Abdominal massage, Castor packs for her and him, herbs from naturopath and of course acupucture! (and a lot of supplements and vitamins)

    4. CD 22/ DPO 10 testing on monday or tuesday am in no AF

    5. I have been so nauseous the past couple of days and I only want to eat things that come in tortillas. My sense of smell is so heightened I don't even want my DH to come anywhere near me, even the cat smells (well she always smells but I just ignore it b/c she is so dang cute.) I walked into the room I taught yoga in this morning, and almost lost it because it smelled so bad from the class b4 it. I asked the students if they thought it smelled and they all shrugged ***arrrrgggghhhhhhhhh* However having said all of that my breast tenderness seems to be lessening so I might be out for this cycle. I am truly truly amazed by how the mind can play such tricks. If I loose my breast tenderness completely by sunday that'll be me out, if not I'll test monday am when AF is due. 

    QOTW: maybe not a true answer to the question but I am very very creative with my yoga classes, I craft them with a lot of thought and inspiration. My students have said that no 2 classes they have ever been to have been the same. I hope that is not a bad thing.  :-?
    kellymarie8408PiperellaMntnGirl1inthehopper
  • Me: 36 DH: 42
    San Diego, CA

    TTC #1 since June 2015

    Prior D&C due to blighted ovum 2003



    lickastick
  • Whiggrrl65Whiggrrl65 member
    edited November 2015
    Whiggrrl65, TTC #1 since Aug 2014

    Well it's been a super crappy week for me on the TTC front. I believe I wrote this in previous week updates but after the recall of Bravelle and the cost of Gonal F, we decided to go back to Letrozole.
    Long story short, I went on Monday for US on CD 20 and NOTHING had happened. Zero. Zilch. Argh!
    No measurable follies and RE looked stumped. I get a call later in the day that they want to induce my period and start the cycle over. Nope. I'm not putting anymore hormones in my body. I've been doing medicated cycles straight since May and I need a break: physically and emotionally.
    I haven't been temping because of meds and RE visits so instead I'm gonna do OPKs til I get AF and hope I ovulate on my own then do TI.
    Not too optimistic. Next step will be ivf but not til early spring after I switch REs.

    Qotw: I'm not a crafty person at all but I do like to crochet.
      • TTC #1 since August 2014
      • currently on 5th medicated IUI cycle
    kellymarie8408dolphin012MntnGirl1inthehopper
  • @KLake42, you're totally right.  Knowledge is power.  It will be good to get an answer, no matter what it is.  And I like your sneaking off for sex idea!
    TTC#1 since Jan 2015
    BFP 2/19/15  •  MMC found at 9 wks  •  D&E at 11 wks (age 36)
    BFP 8/29/15  •  CP (age 37)
    BFP 11/18/15  •  DD born at 41 weeks <3(age 37/38)

    TTC#2 since May 2017
    BFP 10/18/17  •  MMC found at 8 wks  •  Misoprostal at 10.5 wks (age 39)

    BFP 2/16/18
      •  CP (age 39)
    BFP 4/13/18
      •  CP (age 39)
    BFP 5/07/18  •  MMC found at 10.5 wks  •  D&E at 11.5 wks 
    •  Testing showed it was a girl with Trisomy 22. (age 39/40)
    9/5/18 Diagnosed with diminished ovarian reserve (4-5 follicles, one ovary had none and was very atrophied)

    RE says the low egg count is likely causing my recurrent pregnancy loss. Less eggs results in more aneuploidy.

    BFP 9/24/18  • 
    CP (age 40)
    BFP 5/11/19  •  Fraternal twins  •  MMC found at 10w5d (Baby A 6w, Baby B 10w)  •  Misoprostal at 11 weeks (age 41)













    KLake42MntnGirl1inthehopper
  • @klake42 you are so right! Thanks for the reminder!  *sigh* and now I'm back to trying to ignore my BSC SS-ing.

    @whiggrrl65 so sorry for your crapy week. Good for you for being clear on what you want! FX you ovulate on you own!
    Whiggrrl65KLake42MntnGirl1inthehopper
  • Mamafesto from New England

    TTC #2 since 2/15, cycle #4 post-MC

    CM, CP, PNV, supplements, chinese herbs, acupuncture, probiotics, BD EOD

    CD12 WTO - things seem to be progressing sooner in my cycle this month and i'm thinking I might O before my usual CD15

    Feeling strangely optimistic, so I'm just going to try and roll with it. Since my MC I've found out that the 3 other women of child bearing age in my office, my SIL, my partner's cousin, and two of my friends who live in town are all pregnant. I have to admit it stung a little every time I heard about about another getting KU, but I've come to a new place of acceptance and find myself feeling genuinely happy for them. (of course, we'll see if my rosy attitude persists if/when AF shows)

    I enjoy knitting but haven't been able to do it in a while b/c of a wrist issue. I also used to crochet slippers with my grandma years ago. She's 93 and she's been crocheting the same kind of slippers pretty much her entire life. Just this year her dementia progressed to the point where she can no longer remember how to do it. Since the entire extended family has always relied on an endless supply of the crocheted booties, I'm thinking I should pick back up where she left off.
    MntnGirlkellymarie84081inthehopperPiperella
  • 1. aashly101, MN.

    2. We have been TTC for 5 years, #3

    3. This will be our 3rd round of IVF and we are doing FET this time.

    4. We are in the midst of taking Lupron & estrace. I'll be starting progesterone shots soon. Implantation is scheduled for mid November.

    5. We opted for FET and PGS testing with this round, so we are hopeful that this time will be better results for us. We are hoping and praying for good results.

    QOTW: Share a crafty-ish hobby you enjoy.

    Unfortunately I am not very crafty nor skilled at making much but I do love thrifting and upcycling some of my thrift finds to re-use around the house for decor and especially for parties.
    KLake42MntnGirl1inthehopper
  • @CarrieandRoy - YAY!! That video is hilarious!! So happy for you!
    ME: 36 (PCOS), DH: excellent SA
    NTNP since 11/12, actively trying since 8/14
    m/c @ 7w (4/22/14), m/c @ 6w (11/19/14)
    11/15: Letrozole, Ovidrel, TI = BFP!!!
    Beta #1(14dpo)=349, Beta #2(18dpo)=2,805
    12/17/15: Got to see the heartbeat (105bpm)!
    1/25/16: NT scan = normal (HB=163bpm)
    EDD: 8/10/16 
    8/8/16: Baby boy born @ 12:25am, 8lbs, 20.5 inches
    5/18/17: BFP!!! (11dpo)
    Beta #1(12dpo)=176.4, Beta #2(15dpo)=607.1
    carrieandr
  • Jennifer from Ny

    2- TTC # 2 for about a year now but really trying the last 5 months.

    3- charting and OPK.

    4- CD3. I really thought this past cycle was it. Things were lining up. And then not only did AF arrive 2 days early but she arrived as I was taking a damn HPT.

    5- feeling really discouraged. I know we have only been trying a short time but it was so easy the first time. Each month I feel like more and more of a failure.

    QOTW- I love photography. Old school photography. It's been a while but I use to hand color B&w photos.

    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker



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  • @jenniferk08 - I think having had an easy time the first time makes it all the harder when the second time doesn't go as planned.  Heck, it took 7 months and Clomid for my first and now I'm realizing just how "easy" that was.  At the time, I was so frustrated.  I even remember my husband saying "Can you imagine those poor people who are trying for over a year? I can't imagine how awful that would be."  Jokes on us, I guess...

    Anyway, just wanted to say I commiserate with you on this one...  Hang in there.
    *** Child & current pregnancy mentioned ***
    Me - 41 (PCOS), Hubby - 43 (healthy)
    7/2013 - Sweet baby girl born (Clomid + TI)
    3/2014 - TTC #2, return to RE 7/2014
    12/2015: IVF #1 transferred two great looking embryos - BFP!
    First ultrasound: TWO beautiful little heartbeats!!
    Harmony: negative; level 2: babies look great and are boy/girl! :) 
    1inthehopper
  • @Jenniferk08 --I'll jump in with @emsmama15 here and say I get it too. The first time was super easy for us and we expected it would be the same this time. Turns out, not so much. It's hard to deal with that, for sure.

    Also, I took a HPT last month and saw AF begin as I finished up the test too. Not much worse timing than that. Sorry it happened to you too. Hang in there!


    1inthehopper
  • @emsmama15 thank you. I remember seeing my gyn 2 months before getting KU and telling her see you soon. And sure enough I was pregnant the first month trying.
    So we figured it would be that way this time. and too add to the fun I have a family history of cancer in my family. My mom is a breast cancer survivor and my maternal grandmother died from ovarian cancer. I need to do a BRCA test. Even if it's negative they want my ovaries out before 40. I'll be 38 in July. If it's positive then it's breast and ovaries going.

    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker



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  • I'm sorry @jenniferk08! That absolutely sucks to have that kind of timeframe hanging over your head.  :(
    *** Child & current pregnancy mentioned ***
    Me - 41 (PCOS), Hubby - 43 (healthy)
    7/2013 - Sweet baby girl born (Clomid + TI)
    3/2014 - TTC #2, return to RE 7/2014
    12/2015: IVF #1 transferred two great looking embryos - BFP!
    First ultrasound: TWO beautiful little heartbeats!!
    Harmony: negative; level 2: babies look great and are boy/girl! :) 
  • carrieandrcarrieandr member
    edited November 2015
    @jenniferk08, I started trying in January and thought it would take a while to get pregnant at my age. I got pregnant on the second cycle and I was so relieved!  I had no idea I would miscarry that pregnancy and another one and still be trying for #1 almost a year later.  It's like the universe did this:
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    TTC#1 since Jan 2015
    BFP 2/19/15  •  MMC found at 9 wks  •  D&E at 11 wks (age 36)
    BFP 8/29/15  •  CP (age 37)
    BFP 11/18/15  •  DD born at 41 weeks <3(age 37/38)

    TTC#2 since May 2017
    BFP 10/18/17  •  MMC found at 8 wks  •  Misoprostal at 10.5 wks (age 39)

    BFP 2/16/18
      •  CP (age 39)
    BFP 4/13/18
      •  CP (age 39)
    BFP 5/07/18  •  MMC found at 10.5 wks  •  D&E at 11.5 wks 
    •  Testing showed it was a girl with Trisomy 22. (age 39/40)
    9/5/18 Diagnosed with diminished ovarian reserve (4-5 follicles, one ovary had none and was very atrophied)

    RE says the low egg count is likely causing my recurrent pregnancy loss. Less eggs results in more aneuploidy.

    BFP 9/24/18  • 
    CP (age 40)
    BFP 5/11/19  •  Fraternal twins  •  MMC found at 10w5d (Baby A 6w, Baby B 10w)  •  Misoprostal at 11 weeks (age 41)













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