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TTC Box Swap

Has anyone done this before? or thought about starting one

I think its a cute idea, and since most of us talk in posts maybe some would be interested.   
Me: 34 DH: 43
Married March 2012
TTC #1 since 2012
Dx: unexplained infertility (+ treated for hypothyroidism)
May 7, 2016: IUI#1 w/Clomid - BFN :'(
June 6, 2016: IUI #2 w/Clomid - BFN :'(
IVF Consult 1 & 2: June 10, 2016 / July 15, 2016 
Started Stims: July 15, 2016 (Lupron, Gonal-F, and Menopur)
Trigger ----> 08/03 ----> ER on 08/05 ----> Transfer ------> 08/10
BETA 1 (8/22) - 401  - BETA 2 (8/24) - 541 - BETA 3 (8/26) - 913
Baby Chadwell's First U/S: 09/06/2016 / EDD: 04/28/2017
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  • I don't even know what a box swap is, but if it's cute.  I am in.
    Me: 41  DH: 44  DD: 9
    IVF: ER 7/16 40 follies, 23 eggs, 19 mature,
    12 fert w/icsi, 6 blasts, 3 PGS norm, 1 unknown.

    FET: 9/1/16 transferred 1 CP beta 5.9
    FET 2: 11/15/16 transferred 1 CP again!
    FET 3: TBD

    caseyw8784
  • Intrigued....what is it?
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  • From what I understand a BOX SWAP is done in a lot of different groups BUT for IF specifically its groups of people who send out encouraging care packages

    The idea is that you set a budget, send a few encouraging words in a note or card, pack up a book, magazine, a pair of cute socks - IF related, a lot of people send cute pineapple items, maybe some candy and send them off to a blogging/message board friend in exchange for your own box of goodies

    I think that is the jist of it! I saw some really cute ones on Instagram 
    Me: 34 DH: 43
    Married March 2012
    TTC #1 since 2012
    Dx: unexplained infertility (+ treated for hypothyroidism)
    May 7, 2016: IUI#1 w/Clomid - BFN :'(
    June 6, 2016: IUI #2 w/Clomid - BFN :'(
    IVF Consult 1 & 2: June 10, 2016 / July 15, 2016 
    Started Stims: July 15, 2016 (Lupron, Gonal-F, and Menopur)
    Trigger ----> 08/03 ----> ER on 08/05 ----> Transfer ------> 08/10
    BETA 1 (8/22) - 401  - BETA 2 (8/24) - 541 - BETA 3 (8/26) - 913
    Baby Chadwell's First U/S: 09/06/2016 / EDD: 04/28/2017
    beary67
  • Sounds cute!

    Me: 35 DH: 41, Married since 2009

    TTC since June 2012

    Aug. 2012: CP

    2013 Several cycles of TI with Clomid = BFN

    Feb. 2014: IUI = BFN

    June 2014: IUI w/Clomid = BFN

    Jul. 2014: IUI w/Letrozole = BFN

    Apr. 2016: Consult to begin IVF

    May 2016 TI w/Follistim and Ovidrel = BFN

    Jul. 2016: BCPs, baby aspirin, Vitamin D, COQ10, DHEA, Gonal F, Menopur, Cetrotide, Novarel, Leuprolide Acetate: 21 eggs retrieved, (10 w/ ICSI, 11 w/conv. IVF) 13 fertilized

    Jul. 2016: Endometrin, Fresh Transfer 2AB = CP

    7 frozen

    Oct. 2016: BCPs, baby aspirin, Estradiol, PIO, FET 4AA = CP

    6 frozen

    Nov. 2016: Hospitalized for small bowel obstruction

    Mar. 2017: Diagnostic Laparoscopy = Twist found in intestine - part of small intestine, part of colon, and appendix removed, bowel resection - caused by Endometriosis

    May 2017: 3.75 Lupron Depot

    June 2017: FET postponed due to complex cysts in breasts

    June 2017: Endometrial scratch

    Jul. 2017: Baby aspirin, Estradiol, PIO, FET 4AA (lost 1 4AA in thaw) = CP

    4 frozen

    Sept. 2017: ERA testing

    Oct. 2017: Breast cysts biopsied

    Dec. 2017: FET

  • @bells52000, @caseyw8784, @joneser1281 well if you ladies are game I am........maybe within a few days other will want to join and we can go from there 
    Me: 34 DH: 43
    Married March 2012
    TTC #1 since 2012
    Dx: unexplained infertility (+ treated for hypothyroidism)
    May 7, 2016: IUI#1 w/Clomid - BFN :'(
    June 6, 2016: IUI #2 w/Clomid - BFN :'(
    IVF Consult 1 & 2: June 10, 2016 / July 15, 2016 
    Started Stims: July 15, 2016 (Lupron, Gonal-F, and Menopur)
    Trigger ----> 08/03 ----> ER on 08/05 ----> Transfer ------> 08/10
    BETA 1 (8/22) - 401  - BETA 2 (8/24) - 541 - BETA 3 (8/26) - 913
    Baby Chadwell's First U/S: 09/06/2016 / EDD: 04/28/2017
    bells52000caseyw8784joneser1281
  • I'm game, it sounds like a great idea.
    ADRIANAC1982
  • I'm game too!
    ADRIANAC1982
  • Yayyyyyyyyyyy! Ill try to come up with something and post it tomorrow!!! 

    Im exciteddddddddd
    Me: 34 DH: 43
    Married March 2012
    TTC #1 since 2012
    Dx: unexplained infertility (+ treated for hypothyroidism)
    May 7, 2016: IUI#1 w/Clomid - BFN :'(
    June 6, 2016: IUI #2 w/Clomid - BFN :'(
    IVF Consult 1 & 2: June 10, 2016 / July 15, 2016 
    Started Stims: July 15, 2016 (Lupron, Gonal-F, and Menopur)
    Trigger ----> 08/03 ----> ER on 08/05 ----> Transfer ------> 08/10
    BETA 1 (8/22) - 401  - BETA 2 (8/24) - 541 - BETA 3 (8/26) - 913
    Baby Chadwell's First U/S: 09/06/2016 / EDD: 04/28/2017
    caseyw8784
  •  I want to do this!! it sounds like so much fun!! :)

    ADRIANAC1982
  • I'm game!  Love this idea!
    Me:32 DH:36
    Me: DOR, poor egg quality, MTHFR
    DH: MFI
    TTC since 3/2014
    2015: 3 IUI's-BFN
    12/2015: 1st IVF cycle-(9 follicles retrieved, 5 mature, 3 fertilized w/ICSI, transferred 1 excellent and 1 good embryo on day 3)-chemical pregnancy
    3/2016: 2nd IVF cycle- canceled (3 follicles retrieved, 3 mature, all fertilized w/ICSI, 1 fragmented, 2 arrested) 
    3/2016: RE suggested donor eggs- taking an ivf break and to supplement 
    9/2016: 3rd ivf cycle-cancelled due to early ovulation
    Oct./Nov 2016: 4th ivf cycle- EPP-AFC:5, retrieved 10, 10 mature, 8 fertilized with ICSI, 6 blastocysts biopsied and frozen. 3 CCS normal embryos
    1/9/17: transferred 1 embryo-BFP 1/16
    1/18/17: beta #1-104
    1/20/17: beta #2-174
    2/2/17: first u/s, heartbeat of 107 at 6w1d
    7/20/17: baby boy born at 30+3 via emergency c-section 


  • I'm in!! This sounds awesome!!!
  • Sounds interesting. I'm in 
  • I'd love to do this! I'd also really love to just send out random love here and there to anyone. We could be IF penpals! If anyone is interested, let me know - [email protected] 
    Jennifer
    Charlotte, NC
    Kp214OGreat
  • I'm kinda new here, but I would love to participate, I think it would be so fun to make a care package (plus who doesn't love getting something fun in the mail!)

    Me 31 DH 33 Married since July 2010
    TTC #1 since June 2015 ----> MFI (High DNA Fragmentation) & Mild endometriosis
    Aug 2016 - May 2017  6 IUI's with letrozole - BFN
    April 2017 - laparoscopy to remove mild endo
    June 2017 - Mini IVF letrozole 12.5mg, Gonal-F 75IU - Cancelled early ovulation, no eggs retrieved. 
    Aug/Sept 2017 - Mini IVF letrozole 12.5mg, Gonal-F 75IU, cetrotide - 13 eggs retrieved, 11 mature
    5 eggs ICSI'd 6 eggs frozen - 1 day 5 blast transfered, 2 expanded blast frozen - BFP!


    bells52000caseyw8784OGreat
  • Great! I will come up with something and post it then we will have to figure out how to match people up
    Me: 34 DH: 43
    Married March 2012
    TTC #1 since 2012
    Dx: unexplained infertility (+ treated for hypothyroidism)
    May 7, 2016: IUI#1 w/Clomid - BFN :'(
    June 6, 2016: IUI #2 w/Clomid - BFN :'(
    IVF Consult 1 & 2: June 10, 2016 / July 15, 2016 
    Started Stims: July 15, 2016 (Lupron, Gonal-F, and Menopur)
    Trigger ----> 08/03 ----> ER on 08/05 ----> Transfer ------> 08/10
    BETA 1 (8/22) - 401  - BETA 2 (8/24) - 541 - BETA 3 (8/26) - 913
    Baby Chadwell's First U/S: 09/06/2016 / EDD: 04/28/2017
    caseyw8784
  • I'm in!! Might as well do something positive with all this crappiness!! 
    Me: 35  DH: 36
    Me: 1, possibly 2, blocked tubes
    DH: severe MFI
    Married and TTC since 2/15
    Started stims 7/21/16, ER  8/2 --> 17 eggs, 5 blasts after PGS testing.
    Fresh transfer 8/8/16: Chemical Pregnancy
    FET #1 9/13: PGS tested 5AA, BFN
    Endometrial biopsy 10/18/16: normal result
    ERA test 10/18/16: "receptive" result
    FET #2  1/3/17: natural cycle, BFP!!! TWINS!!  EDD: 9/21 (8/31 with twin adjustment)

    caseyw8784
  • @APM_SLP :/

    I will gladly be ur swap box buddy :) 
    Im working on some stuff at work and then ill post the Swap Box Info for everyone 

    Me: 34 DH: 43
    Married March 2012
    TTC #1 since 2012
    Dx: unexplained infertility (+ treated for hypothyroidism)
    May 7, 2016: IUI#1 w/Clomid - BFN :'(
    June 6, 2016: IUI #2 w/Clomid - BFN :'(
    IVF Consult 1 & 2: June 10, 2016 / July 15, 2016 
    Started Stims: July 15, 2016 (Lupron, Gonal-F, and Menopur)
    Trigger ----> 08/03 ----> ER on 08/05 ----> Transfer ------> 08/10
    BETA 1 (8/22) - 401  - BETA 2 (8/24) - 541 - BETA 3 (8/26) - 913
    Baby Chadwell's First U/S: 09/06/2016 / EDD: 04/28/2017
  • :) What a really sweet idea! Count me in too please  
  • ADRIANAC1982ADRIANAC1982
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    bells52000LawDoll2014@APM_SLP @ReesaAnne16 @jwg9101  @LuluMurph @srh18 Kp214@TSki814 caseyw8784katymarie101@joneser1281  
    TTC Swap Box Instructions

    1. I think we should all put a little blurb about ourselves with the following info

    Age

    Location

    Where you are in the process, Medicated Cycle, TI, IUI, IVF, FET etc

    And add anything you would want to share with your swap buddy

    2. Decide on a budget

    Is everyone okay with $20?

    Obviously if you go over its fine, but the set amount is just to make sure its fair for everyone

    3. Choose who to swap with

    I think once we get the blurbs itll be easier to match people up, once we have those ill make a list of matchups and them everyone can message one another through the message board

    4. Set a Date:

    We should pick a date that all the SWAP boxes should be mailed out by

     

    Ideas for items to add to the SWAP BOX

    A Card or Note

    Infertility Based Books

    Books of Encouragement, Funny Books, Suspense Books Etc

    Funny Movies (You know sometimes Target or Walmart has $3/$5 dollar flicks)

    Candy

    Vitamin Holder

    Mugs

    Tea

    Soaps

    Nail polish

    Cute or Silly socks (for Retrieval)

    Scarves

    Inexpensive Jewelry (Ive seen some with Boxes with Pineapple earrings)0

    Coloring Books and Crayons

    Homemade Items (baked goods if it will arrive quickly and wont spoil, something knitted, etc)

    Pineapple items (jewelry, candles, cups, stress ball, pineapple candy, chapstick, etc.)

    Okay I think ive covered it all! If anyone has any questions or suggestions please let me know!

    Im also attaching a picture of TTC Swap Boxes I have seen on Instagram 

     


    Me: 34 DH: 43
    Married March 2012
    TTC #1 since 2012
    Dx: unexplained infertility (+ treated for hypothyroidism)
    May 7, 2016: IUI#1 w/Clomid - BFN :'(
    June 6, 2016: IUI #2 w/Clomid - BFN :'(
    IVF Consult 1 & 2: June 10, 2016 / July 15, 2016 
    Started Stims: July 15, 2016 (Lupron, Gonal-F, and Menopur)
    Trigger ----> 08/03 ----> ER on 08/05 ----> Transfer ------> 08/10
    BETA 1 (8/22) - 401  - BETA 2 (8/24) - 541 - BETA 3 (8/26) - 913
    Baby Chadwell's First U/S: 09/06/2016 / EDD: 04/28/2017
    caseyw8784OGreatJAH87
  • I guess I should start my "blurb"

    Age: 34

    Location: Cicero, Illinois

    Where you are in the process, Medicated Cycle, TI, IUI, IVF, FET etc: Post 2 IUI that were BFN, and currently Post IVF# 1 and waiting for BETA on 08/22

    Hmmmmmmm. what to share: 

    My DH travels 300 days out of the year, although they have let him work from home every other week while we have been dealing with IVF which has been great!

    I have 3 pups that keep me on my toes

    We are planning to move out of Illinois soon

    and as luck would have it the Chicago Police Department has finally decided to work on my application after 4 years, so its been an interesting few weeks but definitely not the right time

    I think thats about it!! Cant wait to read everyone elses blurb 

    Me: 34 DH: 43
    Married March 2012
    TTC #1 since 2012
    Dx: unexplained infertility (+ treated for hypothyroidism)
    May 7, 2016: IUI#1 w/Clomid - BFN :'(
    June 6, 2016: IUI #2 w/Clomid - BFN :'(
    IVF Consult 1 & 2: June 10, 2016 / July 15, 2016 
    Started Stims: July 15, 2016 (Lupron, Gonal-F, and Menopur)
    Trigger ----> 08/03 ----> ER on 08/05 ----> Transfer ------> 08/10
    BETA 1 (8/22) - 401  - BETA 2 (8/24) - 541 - BETA 3 (8/26) - 913
    Baby Chadwell's First U/S: 09/06/2016 / EDD: 04/28/2017
  • caseyw8784caseyw8784
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    I'll go next! 

    Age: 32

    Location: Boston, Massachusetts

    Where you are in the process, Medicated Cycle, TI, IUI, IVF, FET etc: Waiting for PGD probe to be completed (Hopefully soon!!) and then I can start the stims cycle...

    About me: 

    I'm an architect and DH is a firefighter, so he only works 1-2 days each week due to his (insanely unfair!) schedule. He's not really a "man of words" so he thinks it's great that I have all you ladies to chat with/vent to/get to know during this whole process.

    No pets! It sucks that I'm very allergic to both dogs and cats! Maybe one day I'll do those allergy shots so we can get a puppy when we finally move to the suburbs and buy a house... :disappointed:

    Sports are big - me with the Red Sox, Pats, and Bruins, and DH with the NY Rangers and NY Giants (luckily he hates baseball, so there's no evil Yankees paraphernalia in the house!)

    Love most movie genres except horror, and LOVE to read books! I love cooking - my waistline is a testament to that... :smiley:


    ETA: @bells52000 reminded me of other things to add :wink:

  • @caseyw8784 my DH' company is based out of Taunton :) I LOVE LOVE LOVE Boston, he just wont move there bc then hed be stuck in an office everyday! 
    Me: 34 DH: 43
    Married March 2012
    TTC #1 since 2012
    Dx: unexplained infertility (+ treated for hypothyroidism)
    May 7, 2016: IUI#1 w/Clomid - BFN :'(
    June 6, 2016: IUI #2 w/Clomid - BFN :'(
    IVF Consult 1 & 2: June 10, 2016 / July 15, 2016 
    Started Stims: July 15, 2016 (Lupron, Gonal-F, and Menopur)
    Trigger ----> 08/03 ----> ER on 08/05 ----> Transfer ------> 08/10
    BETA 1 (8/22) - 401  - BETA 2 (8/24) - 541 - BETA 3 (8/26) - 913
    Baby Chadwell's First U/S: 09/06/2016 / EDD: 04/28/2017
    caseyw8784
  • There is a PERFECT 12 right now! So everyone will have a person to swap with! Yayyyyyyyy
    Me: 34 DH: 43
    Married March 2012
    TTC #1 since 2012
    Dx: unexplained infertility (+ treated for hypothyroidism)
    May 7, 2016: IUI#1 w/Clomid - BFN :'(
    June 6, 2016: IUI #2 w/Clomid - BFN :'(
    IVF Consult 1 & 2: June 10, 2016 / July 15, 2016 
    Started Stims: July 15, 2016 (Lupron, Gonal-F, and Menopur)
    Trigger ----> 08/03 ----> ER on 08/05 ----> Transfer ------> 08/10
    BETA 1 (8/22) - 401  - BETA 2 (8/24) - 541 - BETA 3 (8/26) - 913
    Baby Chadwell's First U/S: 09/06/2016 / EDD: 04/28/2017
  • @ADRIANAC1982 - you should definitely convince him to move here...you both will love it! we have beaches and the ocean! and mountains! :wink:
  • I am in! 

    Age 41 <<I am not sure this is actually true, I think it should say 31.

    Location Just outside of Princeton, NJ

    I am in my first cycle currently in between the retrieval and the Frozen transfer scheduled for Sept 1. We have 3 PGS tested normal frosties. And will go one by one until one sticks.  I am on estrogen right now, both pills and patches. I start PIO next weekend and then add Medrol to the mix as well.  I hate taking medicine!  They keep making me take Zpacs before every little thing and my husband gets mad at me because I never finish the whole pack. My DH would say I am somewhat of a hippy/naturalist when it comes to medicine.  So the huge amount of meds, blooddraws and ultrasounds has me out of whack.  But I am on board and going with full trust that our dr team knows what they are doing and are the best shot of giving us a healthy baby!

    Personally, I love to bake and cook (and eat).  We have a bichon poodle (in my prof pic).  I love to travel to anywhere with a beach. I love sea turtles, otters, whales and dolphins! I am a yankees fan.  I work in a high school as a counselor.  My office is full of little buttons, bumper stickers, and fun stuff for kids to check out.  I like to think I am super creative in an artsy crafts sort of way.  For music, I am a Jack Johnson, Indigo girl, folk rock kind of girl.




    Me: 41  DH: 44  DD: 9
    IVF: ER 7/16 40 follies, 23 eggs, 19 mature,
    12 fert w/icsi, 6 blasts, 3 PGS norm, 1 unknown.

    FET: 9/1/16 transferred 1 CP beta 5.9
    FET 2: 11/15/16 transferred 1 CP again!
    FET 3: TBD

    caseyw8784
  • ReesaAnne16ReesaAnne16
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    This will be fun!

    Age: 30

    Location: Madison, Wisconsin

    Where you are in the process: TTC #1 since June 2015, Unexplained Infertility, we're just about to start our first IUI this month (picking up my letrozole tomorrow!)

    I'm a veterinarian, so animals are big part of my life, including our scruffy little terrier :) I also ride horses, do yoga and spend most of my summer in my vegetable garden. We love eating organic produce from our garden and I'm trying to get us switched over to more natural household & personal products, so I've dabbled in soap & lotion making a bit. I should add my favorite colors are purple, teal & mint!

    Thanks for letting me participate!

    Me 31 DH 33 Married since July 2010
    TTC #1 since June 2015 ----> MFI (High DNA Fragmentation) & Mild endometriosis
    Aug 2016 - May 2017  6 IUI's with letrozole - BFN
    April 2017 - laparoscopy to remove mild endo
    June 2017 - Mini IVF letrozole 12.5mg, Gonal-F 75IU - Cancelled early ovulation, no eggs retrieved. 
    Aug/Sept 2017 - Mini IVF letrozole 12.5mg, Gonal-F 75IU, cetrotide - 13 eggs retrieved, 11 mature
    5 eggs ICSI'd 6 eggs frozen - 1 day 5 blast transfered, 2 expanded blast frozen - BFP!


    caseyw8784
  • Name: Jennifer

    Age: 39

    Location: Charlotte NC

    Where you are in the process, Medicated Cycle, TI, IUI, IVF, FET etc

    We are currently benched since I've got to do Hysteroscopy and possible D&C during my next cycle. After that we will jump into our first IVF cycle! Im terrified and excited. I've got a great RE and I'm hopeful. 

    I'm a crafty, artsy, funky junky person. I love reading, love quotes and words in general. We have 3 cats and I have 2 stepchildren who are in college (unbelievable to me). I adore my husband and we are very marriage-centric. I love to eat, but not necessarily cook! I love sweets, anything girly, glittery, pretty, and fun! I'm always up for meeting new awesome people and making new friends! I'm looking forward to having people to share this journey with and I'm super grateful for this board. Not into sports, love to throw parties and entertain. I work from home so I'm usually in yoga pants (minus the yoga) and I'm trying to get into walking more for exercise and healing time. We suffered a staggering loss this year and are healing now. I believe that my baby that we lost visits us in the form of a yellow butterfly so that's super symbolic and our future baby comes as a black and blue butterfly. That may sound weird, but we see them both on a daily basis and it comforts me more than I can explain. 

    I'm SO looking forward to this and can't wait to shop for someone else!!!

    Jennifer
    Charlotte, NC
    ReesaAnne16bells52000caseyw8784Kp214
  • This is fun! Keep them coming ladies, and I will work on matching everyone up 
    Me: 34 DH: 43
    Married March 2012
    TTC #1 since 2012
    Dx: unexplained infertility (+ treated for hypothyroidism)
    May 7, 2016: IUI#1 w/Clomid - BFN :'(
    June 6, 2016: IUI #2 w/Clomid - BFN :'(
    IVF Consult 1 & 2: June 10, 2016 / July 15, 2016 
    Started Stims: July 15, 2016 (Lupron, Gonal-F, and Menopur)
    Trigger ----> 08/03 ----> ER on 08/05 ----> Transfer ------> 08/10
    BETA 1 (8/22) - 401  - BETA 2 (8/24) - 541 - BETA 3 (8/26) - 913
    Baby Chadwell's First U/S: 09/06/2016 / EDD: 04/28/2017
  • katymarie101katymarie101
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    Name. Katy
    Age 36
    Where are we in the process benched 
    I had polyps removed from my uterus last month and the biopsy came back that they were pre cancerous so we are taking care of that for the next 3 months (one month check up is tomorrow fx everything is good)

    A little about us DH is back in school for his MBA and keeps the day job. I'm a wedding minister, and work from home. We also run a Sideshow, he does the knife throwing, sword swallowing, fire eating all the things we were told not to do as children he gets paid to do. We will be married 6 years this Halloween. We love halloween and anything circus. We just bought his family home, his grandfather built it for his grandmother for mothers day in 1945 so we are hoping to bring the 4th generation up in this house. 

    @jwg9101. I understand about your butterflies I have had the same dream a few times of my dad, my DH dad and a little boy fishing. (both of our father's have past on) and they keep talking about how much fun we are going to have with him. 
  • Oh and I'm Tulsa, Ok
  • 1/2 way there and ill be able to do the matchups!! 
    Me: 34 DH: 43
    Married March 2012
    TTC #1 since 2012
    Dx: unexplained infertility (+ treated for hypothyroidism)
    May 7, 2016: IUI#1 w/Clomid - BFN :'(
    June 6, 2016: IUI #2 w/Clomid - BFN :'(
    IVF Consult 1 & 2: June 10, 2016 / July 15, 2016 
    Started Stims: July 15, 2016 (Lupron, Gonal-F, and Menopur)
    Trigger ----> 08/03 ----> ER on 08/05 ----> Transfer ------> 08/10
    BETA 1 (8/22) - 401  - BETA 2 (8/24) - 541 - BETA 3 (8/26) - 913
    Baby Chadwell's First U/S: 09/06/2016 / EDD: 04/28/2017
  • Hi Ladies,

    I'm having a crazy busy day... Was at work for a while, then had a long meeting, then met some friends for a late lunch and am now heading out for the evening to a bridal shower... I enjoyed reading the "blurbs" and will try to get on later tonight to do mine or tomorrow.  Just didn't want you to wonder why I haven't responded haha.

    Me: 35 DH: 41, Married since 2009

    TTC since June 2012

    Aug. 2012: CP

    2013 Several cycles of TI with Clomid = BFN

    Feb. 2014: IUI = BFN

    June 2014: IUI w/Clomid = BFN

    Jul. 2014: IUI w/Letrozole = BFN

    Apr. 2016: Consult to begin IVF

    May 2016 TI w/Follistim and Ovidrel = BFN

    Jul. 2016: BCPs, baby aspirin, Vitamin D, COQ10, DHEA, Gonal F, Menopur, Cetrotide, Novarel, Leuprolide Acetate: 21 eggs retrieved, (10 w/ ICSI, 11 w/conv. IVF) 13 fertilized

    Jul. 2016: Endometrin, Fresh Transfer 2AB = CP

    7 frozen

    Oct. 2016: BCPs, baby aspirin, Estradiol, PIO, FET 4AA = CP

    6 frozen

    Nov. 2016: Hospitalized for small bowel obstruction

    Mar. 2017: Diagnostic Laparoscopy = Twist found in intestine - part of small intestine, part of colon, and appendix removed, bowel resection - caused by Endometriosis

    May 2017: 3.75 Lupron Depot

    June 2017: FET postponed due to complex cysts in breasts

    June 2017: Endometrial scratch

    Jul. 2017: Baby aspirin, Estradiol, PIO, FET 4AA (lost 1 4AA in thaw) = CP

    4 frozen

    Sept. 2017: ERA testing

    Oct. 2017: Breast cysts biopsied

    Dec. 2017: FET

  • @katymarie01 I am instantly fascinated by your story! I love Halloween and all things circus performer/sideshow related - I just don't like circus anima issues. But anyway, that's so cool about your dream! I'll have to send you some info related to it! 
    Jennifer
    Charlotte, NC
  • @jwg9101 I would love to see any info you have on it. I'm a christian  but I'm fascinated with dreams, supernatural, and what could be out there. I know I have seen my Dad a few times after his death. I know some people don't get it and others get it. They just know, you hit me as one of those people that understand and get it.
  • I'm not able to participate this time, but I've done swaps in the past and used Elster, which matched everyone up and it only shared your address with the person that was sending to you for privacy, so it might be something to look into 

    TTC#1 Since March 2015
    MFI and FFI
    April 2017/May 2017 - IVF
  • Age: 32

    Location: Huntsville, AL

    Where you are in the process, Medicated Cycle, TI, IUI, IVF, FET etc:  waiting for AF so I can start out 3rd ivf cycle.  It will probably be another couple of weeks.  We want to do embryo banking and then PGS/PGD testing, not really sure if the difference.

    This is tough, almost as tough as the online profile I made for dating. I met DH via online dating website.  It was literally like lightning striking when I read his profile.

    I love to read, currently reading "The Circle Maker."  It about how to pray. I have a shih tzu, Lantana. It's really a perfect name for her since I love gardening, flowers and vegetables. We have Lantana (the flowers) growing in the yard. I love cooking and baking. I like to do creative things, like refurbishing furniture, painting, and the relaxation coloring books. I'm not a super girly, but I am not a tomboy.  I tend to like classical, timeless looks with touches of popular trends. I love the beach and have decorated the house in beachy blues and greens. 

    Me:32 DH:36
    Me: DOR, poor egg quality, MTHFR
    DH: MFI
    TTC since 3/2014
    2015: 3 IUI's-BFN
    12/2015: 1st IVF cycle-(9 follicles retrieved, 5 mature, 3 fertilized w/ICSI, transferred 1 excellent and 1 good embryo on day 3)-chemical pregnancy
    3/2016: 2nd IVF cycle- canceled (3 follicles retrieved, 3 mature, all fertilized w/ICSI, 1 fragmented, 2 arrested) 
    3/2016: RE suggested donor eggs- taking an ivf break and to supplement 
    9/2016: 3rd ivf cycle-cancelled due to early ovulation
    Oct./Nov 2016: 4th ivf cycle- EPP-AFC:5, retrieved 10, 10 mature, 8 fertilized with ICSI, 6 blastocysts biopsied and frozen. 3 CCS normal embryos
    1/9/17: transferred 1 embryo-BFP 1/16
    1/18/17: beta #1-104
    1/20/17: beta #2-174
    2/2/17: first u/s, heartbeat of 107 at 6w1d
    7/20/17: baby boy born at 30+3 via emergency c-section 


  • Hey ladies!!

    Age: 27

    Location: Baltimore, Maryland (actually Columbia, for anyone familiar with the area!)

    Where in process: Waiting. Just had my first IVF cycle cancelled due to poor follicle growth. Hx of 4 TI cycles and 2 IUIs. 

    About me: I am a therapist and DH is an engineer. We have two cats, who I am obsessed with despite my severe allergies.  I love books, binging TV shows on Netflix, coffee, bread, Taylor Swift, and baking. I listen to a lot of different kinds of music, but don't enjoy rap. My favorite show of all time is Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Yoga is the only exercise that I really enjoy, and I think it's because I love the emotional and mental peace it brings me more than anything. I love brunch, mostly because I don't like to get up early enough for breakfast but I'm obsessed with pancakes. Haha. I love meeting new people and learning new things. I try to be crafty but often get ahead of myself and forget that I don't actually have a ton of craftiness. I love hosting parties and planning events. I am obsessed with birthdays and love celebrating them. For my birthday every year, I plan a vacation for DH and me to go to a new city. My favorite color is teal. I think that's pretty much everything there is to know about me!! Haha. I'm super excited for this swap!
    caseyw8784
  • OK, so finally... I've been trying to get some stuff done for work before bed and now I wanted to jump on here real quick before I head to bed...

    Age: 34

    Location: Outside of Pittsburgh, PA

    Where you are in the process, Medicated Cycle, TI, IUI, IVF, FET etc: I am getting up early tomorrow to head in for my final beta... We recently suffered a CP from our first IVF cycle and will see tomorrow if my level is back to zero.  If all goes well, we plan to do a FET in either September or October.

    Hmm... This sharing part is tricky.  I teach and am getting ready to start back to work on Monday.  This is such a crazy busy stressful time.  I always wish I could fast forward to when we're back in routine.  In spare time, DH and I enjoy going to concerts, sporting events, etc... My favorite part is tailgating.  :)  He's obsessed with all sports Pittsburgh.  We also love visiting wineries and breweries... Love trying out new restaurants... I love basically all music... My play list will range from BSB to White Zombie to Bon Jovi (love them!) to Stone Temple Pilots to Tom Petty to Led Zeppelin to 112 to Biggie to Nelly... Also love 80s music!  DH is a huge metal head, so that has expanded my musical horizons over the years.  I don't know how many Kindergarten teachers you know who have seen Slayer in concert... But now you know one... and I've seen them twice! :D  Along with Danzig, Black Label Society, and Down, among others.  It's give and take though, as he's had to go see Bryan Adams, Frankie Valli, Billy Joel, and Phantom of the Opera.  ;)  I've recently gotten into fitness the last couple of years.  As someone who has been lucky to be thin most of life, but never been athletic or into sports, I've really gotten into shape and am proud of that.  I've always hated running and worked my way up to doing 3 miles... I also am into Beachbody workouts like P90X3 and 22 Minute Hardcore.  It's been really tough for me with the IVF stuff because I've had to really tone down the workouts.  It's a struggle because I feel like I've worked really hard to get to where I am and now it's like I'm letting myself go... But I keep telling myself it's for a good reason and I can always get back to it.  We're also big fans of holidays and decorating inside the house... We love Halloween and Christmas.  We're excited fall is coming... Pumpkin beer, pumpkin candles, haunted attractions, and horror movies.  Well I thought this was tricky, and now I can't shut up.  Lol.  I debated on not doing the swap because I'm trying to pinch all possible pennies with our recent IVF and now FET coming up, but I figure I can do it this one time to brighten someone else's day and my own... <3


    Me: 35 DH: 41, Married since 2009

    TTC since June 2012

    Aug. 2012: CP

    2013 Several cycles of TI with Clomid = BFN

    Feb. 2014: IUI = BFN

    June 2014: IUI w/Clomid = BFN

    Jul. 2014: IUI w/Letrozole = BFN

    Apr. 2016: Consult to begin IVF

    May 2016 TI w/Follistim and Ovidrel = BFN

    Jul. 2016: BCPs, baby aspirin, Vitamin D, COQ10, DHEA, Gonal F, Menopur, Cetrotide, Novarel, Leuprolide Acetate: 21 eggs retrieved, (10 w/ ICSI, 11 w/conv. IVF) 13 fertilized

    Jul. 2016: Endometrin, Fresh Transfer 2AB = CP

    7 frozen

    Oct. 2016: BCPs, baby aspirin, Estradiol, PIO, FET 4AA = CP

    6 frozen

    Nov. 2016: Hospitalized for small bowel obstruction

    Mar. 2017: Diagnostic Laparoscopy = Twist found in intestine - part of small intestine, part of colon, and appendix removed, bowel resection - caused by Endometriosis

    May 2017: 3.75 Lupron Depot

    June 2017: FET postponed due to complex cysts in breasts

    June 2017: Endometrial scratch

    Jul. 2017: Baby aspirin, Estradiol, PIO, FET 4AA (lost 1 4AA in thaw) = CP

    4 frozen

    Sept. 2017: ERA testing

    Oct. 2017: Breast cysts biopsied

    Dec. 2017: FET

    caseyw8784
  • madasm0530madasm0530
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    I am in!!!!

    Age: 30

    Location: Minneapolis, MN 

    Where you are in the process, Medicated Cycle, TI, IUI, IVF, FET etc: juuuust post IUI #1 (waiting for beta numbers as we speak). We've been TTC on and off for 4 years with no success - one m/c. 

    Hmmmmmmm. what to share: 

    My H and I bought our first house last October and I couldn't be more obsessed with it. Speaking of obsessed - I am overly obsessed with my puppy. She's a mut that we rescued from the Humane Society last December. She will be 2 in October!

    ETA a little more about myself:

    I am a music junkie and really believe that live music is good for your soul. I saw Bon Iver in concert last summer and it was as close as I'll get to a religious experience. We have a pretty extensive vinyl collection and love nothing more than curling up with a glass of wine and a record on. 

    DH is a Buyer/Sales Rep - I am an Account Manager. We've been married for 7 years - dating for 10. I am 5 years younger than him! We met while he was a golf professional and I drove the beverage cart (best summer job EVER). 



    hitched 5/2009 -- Me 32, DH 37
    dx with POCS 7/2009
    TTC on & off since 1/2012
    September 2012; Surprise BFP - MC
    June - December 2013; Clomid/Femara + Trigger + TI = BFN x 4
    April - May 2016; Femara + TI = BFN x 2
    July 2016 - December 2016; Gonal-F + Ovidren + IUI = BFN x 3
    May 2018 - IVF #1; 8 snowbabies. transferred 1 embryo - CP
    August 2018 - FET #1 -- beta1 = 649, beta2 = 2724

  • Hey peeps!

    I'm 32, DH is 37

    We live in Apopka, FL (just outside of Orlando, and I HATE Mickey)

    We're doing our first assisted pregnancy in a few weeks.  Basically, the IUI but without the insemination part.  I'm not optimistic about it at all, but just something to check off the list as we tried.

    We have 2 awesome Australian Cattle Dogs, Dexter and Gia.  Dex is a momma's boy, or basically anyone who will pet him.  Gia is a total daddy's girl and couldn't care less if I'm around.  We cycle on weekends and DH is training me to do a 100mi ride, also I do crossfit a few times a week.  My mom gained 100+ pounds with me, so I want to stay fit through pregnancy.  Also, I love red wine :) gimme a good Cab or Pinot and I'm a happy girl.

    Oh, we're planning a European vacation in March to keep me busy until I get KTFU.

    @katymarie101 that is so badass that you throw knives!  I have a set, but not very good at it.  And I think I scare hubby when I throw them.  You should balance an apple on the sword your hubby swallowed and throw a knife at it!  MILLION DOLLAR IDEA!!!!
    ReesaAnne16
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