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Happy New Year (and intro)!!!

I know it's not quite the new year yet but I just wanted to start celebrating a bit early! What's everyone's plans for New Year's Eve? Any New Years resolutions?

I'm 36 and am currently 8 weeks with my first child. So excited! Struggled a lot to get here because of having PCOS and am so incredibly grateful. Excited to share the journey with you all!!


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

Re: Happy New Year (and intro)!!!

  • Hello @jilligan14 No real plans. Just hanging out at home.
    Resolutions for 2016
    1- have this baby
    2- kick ass as a mom of 2
    3- try to get healthier

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    jilligan14
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  • No plans and no resolutions. I'm so boring! I am going out for my friend's birthday tomorrow night, though.
    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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  • Lovely to see you here Jill! :)

    I'm going to dinner with my hubby and some family.  I'll be in bed long before midnight.  

    Resolutions: None that I've thought of.  I'd love to get more organized before we have two kids!! :)
    *** 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! :) 
    jilligan14
  • @jilligan14, glad to see you on this side of the boards! We're visiting family out of state and they have small kids as well, so probably won't make it anywhere near midnight! Anyway, here's to having rainbow babies in 2016!
    carrieandrjilligan14
  • Hi! It's New Years Day now, but I had a low-key night last night. Just me and DH, watching movies, eating cheese and crackers, and drinking mocktails. I went to bed at 12:05 :) We keep mentioning to each other in disbelief that this will be our last holiday as a childless couple. I spent so long thinking I would always be childless, so this is a strange feeling.

    I'm not really a New Years Resolution type of girl, but I do have some pre-baby resolutions, including:
    1. Cleaning out and de-cluttering our apartment. We may move before my due date in June, and if we don't then we need to make space for baby stuff in this tiny city apartment.
    2. Budget. I've never paid as much attention to budget as I should have because we've always been lucky enough to get what we need/want (ahh, the DINK lifestyle!), but daycare costs scare me and we also don't have anything close to enough saved for retirement. We really need to reassess everything.


    Me: 40  DH: 43
    Married 5/30/15
    TTC #1 June 2015
    BFP #1 9/28/15, EDD 6/10/16. DS born 5/23/16!
    TTC #2 May 2017
    BFP #2 m/c 11/18/17 5w5d
    BFP #3 12/17/17 EDD 8/25/18. It's a boy!
    jilligan14
  • We are in Connecticut visiting H's family and went out to a fancy restaurant last night with everyone. Luckily I never drink so no one thought it was strange that I wasn't drinking! A lot of folks went straight to bed when we got back (at 9:30pm!) but H and I stayed up with his cousin's kids (ages 17-26). We watched Jurassic World then flipped to the ball dropping at midnight. Ended up staying up until 1am to finish the movie!

    @redheadbride15 I feel the same, always thinking I would be childless forever. I can't really comprehend the idea that there will be a little baby in our lives next year at this time. It still blows my mind!

    I'm hoping to accomplish a lot of things this year, such as finishing my novel and getting it ready for publication, buying a new car (currently we have one tiny two-door car), finishing my niece's blanket (it was supposed to be a baby blanket but it's a really complicated knitting pattern and she's turning 4 in July....sigh, life just gets so busy! I also need to do one for my nephew, who is 2 in March), and overall getting ready for baby - do we move? Make our current place work? How are we going to survive on one income after I have baby? So many things to sort out but I'm excited and can't wait to get home to get this year started. Have been traveling since December 20 and I'm so ready to sleep in my own bed!

    Can't wait to see what 2016 brings us all!!! Happy New Year!!!
    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
    redheadbride15
  • @jilligan14 I understand you about having so much to figure out! We're absolutely in the same boat, just trying to figure it out as we go along. It's simultaneously exciting and terrifying!
    Me: 40  DH: 43
    Married 5/30/15
    TTC #1 June 2015
    BFP #1 9/28/15, EDD 6/10/16. DS born 5/23/16!
    TTC #2 May 2017
    BFP #2 m/c 11/18/17 5w5d
    BFP #3 12/17/17 EDD 8/25/18. It's a boy!
    jilligan14
  • Wow, that's cool that you're writing a book!
    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)













    jilligan14
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