TTC after 35

Weekly check-in -- Dec 16

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: What is your favorite christmas tv program or movie? 
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 check-in -- Dec 16

  • 1. happyktmom from VA

     2. TTC#2 since April 2014

     3. I'm still temping/charting, even taking my Metformin & PNV's and extra Vit D. 

     4. FF says I'm CD 22 11dpo, but I don't believe her

    5. If FF is right, I'm not PG.  I'm exhausted and I'm going through some body hate.  I need to get back on focusing on my weight loss.  My body is wrecked right now.  I need to get it right and then we are considering our first IUI.  I meet with a new RE tomorrow.

    I try to get in to the old movies - I really do!  But, I still, to this day have not fully watched 'It's a Wonderful Life'!  I adore Love Actually!
    **child mentioned**
    Me(38)PCOS/Hypothyroid   DH(43)Low T/ED
    MMC at 10 weeks 03/2011 DD born 01/2012   TTC #2 since 04/2014
    BFP 8/26/2016

  • 1. Rita from Santa Cruz CA
     2. TTC #2 for over a year
     3. Doing Progesterone and Baby aspirin
     4. On CD 20 6 DPO, will probably test next Wednesday, maybe Tuesday
     5. Feeling hopeful, we had god timing this month

    QOTW: I'm a sucker for A Christmas Story. Gotta love it!
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  • 1. Heather from MN

    2. TTC #2 for a while

    3/4. IVF#1 - transferred two blasts on 12/12, so I'm 4dp5dt.  

    5. I'm feeling really hopeful.  I know this increases our chances substantially and our blasts were described as perfect and very good.  I currently have a stomach bug though so I've been kind of nervous that I'm hurting my little embabies with the vomiting and other side effects of this illness.  I finally just ate some toast and drank about 20 oz of water, so I'm feeling a little more upbeat.

    QOTW: I love Christmas movies!!  Anything and everything.  Probably because I love Christmas!!  :)  Although, we have NO snow here and I'm starting to get annoyed about it.  
    *** 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! :) 
  • Mamafesto from New England

    TTC #2 since Feb. 2015

    all the supplements, vits d & b6, raspberry leaf tea, acupuncture, pnvs, probiotics, OTC progesterone after O

    CD 27, 10dpo - will TRY to wait until Saturday morning to test

    I am officially in CRAZYTOWN! Let the symptom spotting begin. I pretty much never make it 10 dpo without spotting, except for the two times I've gotten bfp and I haven't started spotting yet, so..... I'm trying to talk myself off the ledge and hold off on testing b/c I don't want to be crushed if AF shows. Either way, not spotting so early in my cycle is a good sign that my LP issues are correcting. I added b6 this cycle, so maybe it helped.

    Love Actually is hands down my favorite holiday movie. Christmas vacation is a close second!

  • Sporty1216 from Nebraska

    TTC #2 for almost a year.

    Opks and preseed are the new normal around here. Though I haven't been getting flashies the last two months. Not sure if that means anything.

    CD10. Waiting to O, but today's my birthday, so we kicked off the fertile window with a fun little early-evening BD. ;) I have been o-Ing on CD 12 or 13 lately, so this could be decent timing. Fingers crossed!

    Hoping that tonight gives me the best birthday present ever! I keep wavering between feeling like it's not gonna happen this month and feeling certain that it will. Thank goodness for a million distractions!

    I love White Christmas! Snow, snow, snow....snow! And I ALWAYS cry when they surprise the General. Sobbing cry. Love Actually is awesome too though.

  • @Sporty1216 happy birthday! So many FX for your ultimate bday present. Let it be the month!!
  • 1. PattersRN, Oregon

    2. TTC #1, cycle number 5

    3. OPKs, Pregnitude, preseed, charting/temping. New this cycle I'm going to cut out caffeine and alcohol for good (minus Christmas). Also, I've been reading "It Starts With the Egg", so I may add a few more supplements.

    4. CD1 today, and early :(. I had a short cycle of 24 days with a 10 day LP. Not sure what that was all about.

    5. Trying to stay hopeful but it's wearing on me a bit. I know I'm still early in my journey.

    QOTW: I don't really have a favorite. I used to with all the classics when I was a kid.
    Married: 7/9/15
    Me: 37, DH: 36
    Started TTC #1: 9/2015
    Preliminary labs/testing @ 6 months: TSH, A1c, progesterone, prolactin, SA, HSG all normal
    BFP: 5/19/2016, M/C: 5/29/2016
    BFP: 6/22/2016  EDD 3//6/2017

    BabyFruit Ticker
  • @Sporty1216 - I hope you get the best birthday present ever! My birthday was on Tuesday!  I'm hoping for the same!!  :)  No BD for us though since I'm on post-IVF no BD restriction.  

    @PattersRN - I loved that book.  I started most of my supplements based on that book.  
    *** 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! :) 
  • Happy birthday, @emsmama15! I hope we both get the birthday present of our dreams! In fact, I'll even allow for a breaking of the December-birthday rules and say we'd be happy for BFPs to be birthday and Christmas presents all rolled into one! ;)
  • Agreed @Sporty1216!!
    *** 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! :) 
  • lickasticklickastick member
    edited December 2015
    @emsmama15 happy birthday to you as well and yes FX for your BFP bday present!!!
  • Katherine from MA

    TTC #2 for about a year

    Trying to both take a little pressure off since we're meeting with the RE next week to discuss a plan, and also trying our best since this may be the last cycle without assistance. Doesn't help that there've been some arguments this week, but we put in a good, if not solid, effort.

    I'm a day or so past O, I'm guessing. I stopped using OPKs when I ran out to try to take the pressure off a bit and since I may not need them after we discuss a plan with the RE.

    I'm... meh. The arguing has gotten to me but I'd still like to think I may get one more Christmas wish.

    I love them all. The cartoons (the Grinch!) and the oldies (love White Christmas), and also love Love Actually. I watched it yesterday ;)
  • 1. Createillumination from cali

     2.TTC #1 for 6 cycles

     3. Herbs, supplements, mayan abdominal massage, acupuncture, OPK's, yada yada yada

     4. O day here! 

    5. I finally pulled out of my AF funk (@PattersRN sorry about CD1 I feel ya, feel free to be in a funk and internet hugs for that!) I decided I am moving forward, no matter what the outcome, I will not put my life on hold anymore. We have one more cycle after this to TTC and then I will TTA for February and march and perhaps do some testing then if needed.
    QOTW: I am such a grinch- I don't like christmas! but I do love the movie love actually!
  • 1. Amanda from South Carolina

     2. TTC #1 for 3 yrs

     3. Femara days 3-7 and Gonal F on 7 and 9 and triggered with Noveral Monday. Included acupuncture last 2 cycles

     4. CD15 and will test Dec 30th

    5. Hope this is the cycle that works.  

    QOTW: Love The Christmas Story
  • BernieRaeBernieRae member
    edited December 2015
    1. BernieRae from Oregon
    2. TTC #1 for 2+ yrs
    3. Opks, prenatal, pressed,softcup after bd. Haven't had coffee for the past week. Was just reminded that RE said I needed extra vit d so started that yesterday
    4. Cd 22 guessing around 10po
    5. More hopeful than usual. Not necessarily for this cycle, but feeling more optimistic about eventually getting pregnant. We looked over all of our records from the RE and we're in the normal range on all accounts. Very very close to falling out of the range, enough that it makes sense it hasn't happened yet, but for now things look ok in my book!

    I love Christmas movies! It's a wonderful life, miracle on 34th street, Christmas vacation, elf. Even a very brady Christmas :)
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