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2nd Tri Check-in Week of 4/4

This is a weekly check-in for those in their 2nd trimester: weeks 14 through the end of week 27.

Congrats to all the strong ladies who have made it this far! It's such a great feeling and we've all accomplished so much! We are now 1 week closer to the end of this especially long journey we call "infertility".

Please post below a little about yourself, how many beans you have growing inside, if you have found out the sex(es) and what your EDD is. Please also let us know how far you've made it on your journey and when your next appt is and what for.

Mommies to Be:

@mechelita44 EDD 7/20/16 with 1bean!
@terramae80 EDD 8/4/16 with 1 boy!

@riveridgional EDD 8/6/16 with 1 boy!

@katie121209 EDD 8/19/16 with 1 girl! 

@Vagarcia16 EDD 8/23/16 with 1 girl!

@emsmama15 EDD 8/29/16 with 2 beans!

@chrissym126 EDD 9/8/16 with 1 bean! Team Green!

@piperella EDD ??


Congrats to the mommies who have graduated to the 3rd trimester!



QOTW: I'll do a reality theme QOTW this time. Pick one or both of these to answer: What would your Real Housewives tagline be? ~or~ If you had your own reality TV show, what would your theme song be?
Married to DH 10/6/12
TTC since 5/14
Unexplained with (controlled) hypothyroidism and suspected ovulatory dysfunction (but, I do ovulate on my own)
Clomid 50 mg 3/15 (unmonitored) - BFN
Clomid 50 mg + metformin 4/15 (unmonitored) - BFN 
First RE appt. 5/15; Natural cycle 5/15 monitored with 2 mature follicles and Pregnyl Trigger (full dose) + prometrium - BFN
6/15 HSG - clear tubes & normal uterus; great PCT test results
TI - 100 mg Clomid + prometrium (AM & PM) + vaginal estrace (AM & PM) 6-7/15 (monitored) --> no additional response and thinned lining - BFN
TI - Injectables (follistim + Gonal-F, Ganirelix, & 1/2 dose Pregnyl) + prometrium (AM & PM) 9/15 --> 3-7 mature follicles (3 definites and 4+ that could have matured due to trigger) @ O -->BFN + 5 large cysts
BC for 2 weeks due to cysts
TI - Injectables (Gonal-F, Ganirelix & full dose Pregnyl) + prometrium (AM & PM) 10/15 --> 1 mature follicle --> BFN 
TI - Last attempt at injectables (Gonal-F, Ganirelix & 1/2 dose Pregnyl) + crinone (AM only) + vaginal estrace (AM & PM) 11/15 --> 3-4 mature follicles --> BFP!! 11/27/15 @ 13dpo (shockingly, actually waited until then to test)

Beta #1 @ 16dpo (11/30/15) = 1,075
Beta #2 @ 19dpo (12/3/15) = 3,150
One baby: Saw heartbeat @ 5w5d (114 bpm; baby measuring 2.3mm)

"Great Things are Happening"

Re: 2nd Tri Check-in Week of 4/4

  • 25 weeks this week --- it's really, really crazy to see my name at the top of the list!!! Only a couple weeks away from trimester #3 :smile: 

    I've been ridiculously emotional for the past few days :neutral: Hopefully that passes soon! Anyone else spontaneously crying / yelling at their DH about where on the counter he places the dirty dishes?!?!?!?

    I decided to order some maternity clothes today. I borrowed a bunch from a couple of friends but I am still struggling to get dressed in the morning. This crazy New England weather lately is probably contributing to that... 70 degrees last Friday... today it's snowing and in the 30s!

    On a much lighter note, baby is still kicking up a storm which makes my smile every single time! Even when our little nugget kicks Mommy in the bum!

    Going to have to come back and answer my QOTW this is a tricky one!!!
    Piperellaemsmama15
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  • Hello!!!  This is the first time I've posted on the 2nd trimester board as yesterday marked the beginning of my 14th week.  I've been diagnosed with PCOS since 2006, when I first went to an RE after trying to have children (with exH) with no success. I got remarried in 2009 and we had been trying since with no luck.  I was finally ready to go back to an RE in 2015 and so we went through IUI two times and then IVF once (and went straight to FET) where we were successful.  *TW* I had a complete miscarriage of one twin at 6w2d, and since then, I haven't had any bleeding, spotting, or cramping.

    Mr. Bojangles is due on 10/02, although he's measuring 3 days early right now.  I've just decided to not change the due date for now until we get further down the road.  We found out through our NIPT testing that the baby is a boy and was negative for all trisomy and sex chromosome issues. I'm still considered high risk and see a MFM specialist and my regular Ob.  I had my 12w NT testing and Ob checkup on 3/25 and I had only gained 2lbs the first trimester (but that didn't count the weight I gained during stims and FET) and my blood pressure and all looked great.  I finally got to stop PIO and estrace last week, so my backside is finally starting to heal.  I don't go again until my 16w checkup on April 20th.  This will be the longest I've gone without seeing a doctor, but I'll take that as good news.  

    QOTW: I'll try the tagline question.. "Yes, I may not be the wittiest little thing, but when I do speak, my words have bite."  I had to sass it up a bit because it is the RH.  I promise I'm not all bite!
    riveridgionalemsmama15
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  • @Piperella It's so great to see you here!!! Love the RH tag line. LOL 

    @mechelita44 YES! I have been so annoyed with DH lately. I was in doing laundry and Noah was trying to get through the baby gate (it has a cat door on it) and he was going to get stuck. My DH could clearly hear me telling Noah not to do that and he just sat on the couch eating his little snack and playing on his phone. OMG, I could have smacked his head right off his shoulders. I did 5 loads of laundry (I do small loads lol) All I could think about was how on Saturday we went to the outdoor expo, for him! Sunday I cleaned and moved all of the crap in our room to make room for the crib and all he did was drive it to storage. I was muttering A LOT this weekend. GRRRRR And wow! I can't believe how your weather changes! That is crazy! 

    AFM: I've been feeling Wyatt constantly now, I can tell his sleep schedule and finally yesterday DH saw a kick! I can't wait for Noah to feel and see those kicks too. I can't believe I will see my little man in just 16 more weeks!!! This pregnancy is going by so fast this time around and I think it's from having a toddler too. 

    QOTW: RH tagline: Love, Pain and Tears, I am the Infertility Warrior!
    BabyFetus Ticker Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker
     (Loss Mentioned and Child Mentioned)
    2003- M/C twins
    2006 - ectopic
    2014- Son born in May via IVF
    2015 - BFP number two via FET

    Piperellamechelita44emsmama15
  • Now that we know we're having a little girl I am working on registry and nursery ideas. I'm having so much trouble picking out a crib. I see ones on target that are cute but then I get bogged down by reviews. We know we want white furniture- any recommendations? I just don't want to get something that's going to be a disaster to put together. 


  • @katie121209 have you looked at wayfair and ikea? I have found a few on wayfair I really like.
  • @katie121209 We bought ours from Amazon but it's a Babyletto crib. They have lots of color options, and def have white. We haven't assembled it yet but we looked into how easy it would be since (I think) we are setting up the crib in our room first, then moving the crib over to the baby's room when then baby is ready to sleep in their own room... or realistically when I am ready for the baby to sleep in their own room :wink: 
  • Hi ladies!  Welcome @piperella! :)  

    @katie121209 - I don't know if there's a crib made that isn't somewhat of a disaster to put together!!  My hubby and I managed it with our first without either of us killing each other - barely!  :)  Good luck.  We got ours at Buy Buy Baby.  

    @mechelita44 - I'm SO emotional too.  I'm definitely having some sort of hormone surge though because I've also gotten my first pimple outbreak as well.  I was driving to meet a friend for lunch the other day, thinking about my daughter and how her life was going to change and I burst into tears wondering if we'd made a mistake transferring two embryos.  That lead to this bizarre thought - I hope it's two boys so she can stay my baby girl!!  HAHA!  Pregnancy emotions are no joke!!

    I'm 19w1d today.  Feeling pretty good except for my pubic bone separation.  At best, it feels like my pubic bone is bruised.  But certain movements really hurt - rolling over in bed, getting up suddenly from a chair, going up and down stairs.  My pregnancy support belt helps a lot.  I usually take it off for the drive home and I definitely notice a difference walking out to my car.  Heartburn is better - started Pepcid in the mornings.  My blood sugars have been great since starting bedtime insulin last week.  Just feeling big and waddle-y most days.  

    I have my level II ultrasound tomorrow, so we get an in depth look at the babies and will find out the sex of the other baby and which is which.  I'm just praying all is well.  The Harmony was great - no trisomies - but working in the NICU, I know all too well there can be a lot of issues beyond trisomies.  So, I'm holding my breath a little bit.

    QOTW: Oh geez, I'm going to have to think about that one.  Too much for my pregnancy brain to process in the morning! :)  All I can think of right now is that the Frozen song "Let it Go!" has been floating through my brain a lot these days in relation to work.  I swear people are trying to irritate me -- and I'll admit, I'm much easier to irritate these days!! 
    *** 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! :) 
    Piperella
  • @emsmama15 Good luck with the US tomorrow! And I feel ya on the work irritants. I went home last night telling my husband that I am ready to quit. I'm sure my hormones are playing a huge part in my dramatics but, I am less inclined to deal with people's sh!t since being pregnant. 
    BabyFetus Ticker Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker
     (Loss Mentioned and Child Mentioned)
    2003- M/C twins
    2006 - ectopic
    2014- Son born in May via IVF
    2015 - BFP number two via FET

    emsmama15
  • @emsmama15  Oh my goodness!!!!! Congratulations!!! That's amazing, a boy and a girl, awww! So happy for you :smile: 

  • @emsmama15 OMG! What a blessing. I am so happy for you!!!!

    Ok, I am freakin out just a bit. I was drinking some lemonade and while I'm halfway through it I read that it hasn't been pasteurized :s
    BabyFetus Ticker Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker
     (Loss Mentioned and Child Mentioned)
    2003- M/C twins
    2006 - ectopic
    2014- Son born in May via IVF
    2015 - BFP number two via FET

  • @TerraMae80 I'm sure everything is fine! I stopped checking lemonade and fruit juices since everything always was pasteurized. Where did you get the lemonade from? If it's really fresh, there would be even less reason to worry! 
    Married to DH 10/6/12
    TTC since 5/14
    Unexplained with (controlled) hypothyroidism and suspected ovulatory dysfunction (but, I do ovulate on my own)
    Clomid 50 mg 3/15 (unmonitored) - BFN
    Clomid 50 mg + metformin 4/15 (unmonitored) - BFN 
    First RE appt. 5/15; Natural cycle 5/15 monitored with 2 mature follicles and Pregnyl Trigger (full dose) + prometrium - BFN
    6/15 HSG - clear tubes & normal uterus; great PCT test results
    TI - 100 mg Clomid + prometrium (AM & PM) + vaginal estrace (AM & PM) 6-7/15 (monitored) --> no additional response and thinned lining - BFN
    TI - Injectables (follistim + Gonal-F, Ganirelix, & 1/2 dose Pregnyl) + prometrium (AM & PM) 9/15 --> 3-7 mature follicles (3 definites and 4+ that could have matured due to trigger) @ O -->BFN + 5 large cysts
    BC for 2 weeks due to cysts
    TI - Injectables (Gonal-F, Ganirelix & full dose Pregnyl) + prometrium (AM & PM) 10/15 --> 1 mature follicle --> BFN 
    TI - Last attempt at injectables (Gonal-F, Ganirelix & 1/2 dose Pregnyl) + crinone (AM only) + vaginal estrace (AM & PM) 11/15 --> 3-4 mature follicles --> BFP!! 11/27/15 @ 13dpo (shockingly, actually waited until then to test)

    Beta #1 @ 16dpo (11/30/15) = 1,075
    Beta #2 @ 19dpo (12/3/15) = 3,150
    One baby: Saw heartbeat @ 5w5d (114 bpm; baby measuring 2.3mm)

    "Great Things are Happening"
  • @riveridgional I got it from a little crepe shop and it's fresh squeezed and bottled and says it's good until the 10th. I was just reading a lot online and I'm just hoping that the little bottle I drank won't do any damage. 
    BabyFetus Ticker Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker
     (Loss Mentioned and Child Mentioned)
    2003- M/C twins
    2006 - ectopic
    2014- Son born in May via IVF
    2015 - BFP number two via FET

  • chrissym126chrissym126 member
    edited April 2016
    18 weeks today! I had the anatomy scan this morning, and was absolutely thrilled to see the baby is developing normally and the head size is normal (Zika scare after January Puerto Rico travel). We'll have one more ultrasound on week 22 to be sure, then I'll be on a regular u/s schedule. I'm thrilled!

    @terramae80, I'd be nervous too, but if you're really upset, maybe call your doctor's office tomorrow? They'll very likely reassure you. Remember--Google isn't your friend. 

    @piperella, welcome!!!
    Piperella
  • @TerraMae80 I'm sure you will be fine. A friend saw me eating soft serve and told me her dr says it's not allowed. At this point as long as we are trying to follow safety guidelines with food that's really all we can do, mistakes will happen! 
  • @TerraMae80  The internet is the devil!!!!! I am sure everything is fine :smile:  They way I look at it, a small sip or bite of something on the 'do not eat' list happens to all of us no matter how hard we try. We just have to do our best not to repeat those little mistakes. I ate tobiko on cooked sushi on NYE and panicked when I realized it. Then I of course searched the web and read mixed reviews online. Nothing happened so I am going to take that as everything is OK :smile:  It does however make me super neurotic... I open up my Ovia app at almost every restaurant to look up what I can and can't eat on their Food Safety List :neutral: 

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