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***2nd Trimester Check-in, Week of September 12th***

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edited September 2016 in Pregnant after IF
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. If I'm missing anyone from this list, please let me know and I will add you. 

Mommies to be:
@griffin5413 EDD 12/28/16 with 1 boy!
@Emma61210 EDD 1/1/17 with 1 bean!
@drove2u EDD 1/4/17 with 1 girl!
@joyzie77 EDD 1/10/17 with 1 boy!
@ultratomato 1/12/2017 with 2 girls!
@vssbrm EDD 1/14/17 with 1 boy!
@tulips29 EDD 1/22/17 with 1 boy!
@WishingforLuck EDD 1/25/17 with 2 boys!
@susykat77 EDD 1/26/17 with 1 girl!
@dragonfaerie EDD 1/27/17 with 1 boy!
@LynnNJ EDD 1/28/17 with 1 boy!
@NurseTMD85 EDD 2/17/17 with 1 girl!
@chicandbubbly EDD 2/25/17 with 1 boy! 
@yelllow22 EDD 3/1/17 with 1 girl! 
@vlbartlett EDD 3/5/17 with 1 bean!

QOTW - If you had a free pass to eat/drink anything that is banned during pregnancy, what would it be?

***History & TW in Spoiler***

***bfp & child warning***
TTC - since 2014
7 rounds of Clomid - BFN
IUI #1 - October 2015 - BFN
IUI #2 - November 2015 - BFN
IUI #3 - December 2015 - BFN
IVF #1 - March 2016
Retrieval #1 - April 2016
FET #1 - May 2016 - BFP!!! DS - Born January 2017
Trying for baby #2...
FET #2 - January 2018 - BFN  
IVF/Retrieval #2 - January 2019
IVF/Retrieval #3 - March 2019
FET #3 - April 2019 - BFP!!! - EDD: January 2020


Re: ***2nd Trimester Check-in, Week of September 12th***

  • Good morning everyone! No appointments for me for a while. I think I'm starting to feel the baby so it's pretty exciting. For now it just feels like a slight thumping/rumbling down below that feel here and there during the day, so I'm really hoping it's not me confusing something else for baby's movement. 

    QOTW - I miss sushi the most. Over the weekend I went out to dinner with friends and everyone had a cocktail except me. It was the first time in a long time I really wanted a delicious fruity drink as well. 
    ***History & TW in Spoiler***

    ***bfp & child warning***
    TTC - since 2014
    7 rounds of Clomid - BFN
    IUI #1 - October 2015 - BFN
    IUI #2 - November 2015 - BFN
    IUI #3 - December 2015 - BFN
    IVF #1 - March 2016
    Retrieval #1 - April 2016
    FET #1 - May 2016 - BFP!!! DS - Born January 2017
    Trying for baby #2...
    FET #2 - January 2018 - BFN  
    IVF/Retrieval #2 - January 2019
    IVF/Retrieval #3 - March 2019
    FET #3 - April 2019 - BFP!!! - EDD: January 2020


    Griffin5413
  • Happy Monday all! I'm really struggling today as I slept horribly. My hips were very very painful last night so I probably woke up 8-10 times to roll over. My next appointment won't be until October 6th which is just a Doppler/check-in. We had our big gender reveal photo on Facebook this weekend, so I'm really feeling excited and that it's all coming together. DH also did some more drawing in the nursery.

    QOTW: I would love to have some white wine. I miss coming home after a hard day at work, putting my feet up, and sipping wine while I read a book.

    ---Trigger warning---

    Me: 31 DH: 27
    TTC since April 2013
    Two cancelled IUIs in Aug and Sept '15 due to low motility/count
    IVF round 1: January 2016
    ER: February 17, 2016; 9 retrieved, 7 mature, 7 fertilized
    Day 5 Blastocysts: 5 BB, 1 AB, all normal from PGS
    FET date: May 11, '16; transferred 1 AB embryo
    First beta: May 23, '16: 998!!  Second: May 25, '16: 1648
    EDD: January 27, 2017
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    Griffin5413Tulips29
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  • Happy Monday ladies! I hope everyone had a nice weekend. I spent a lot of yesterday crafting. I painted some canvas' with Bible verses for the nursery. Its so hard b/c I totally want to start nesting but I can't until we move b/c we don't have space to buy a lot of the stuff (like furniture) for the nursery. So I have been doing a lot of crafting that is more decoration stuff in the meantime. It helps me feel like I'm at least doing something. LOL. No appointments this week. 

    QOTW: I really miss sushi! And a good deli sandwich. I never thought I would miss just a regular cold cut sandwich so much! I'm not a big drinker to begin with so that part wasn't that often. I did have a friend tell me that when she was pregnant and couldn't sleep she would have a glass of red wine at night. My response was that really wasn't part of my schedule before getting pregnant and so I figured now wasn't the time to add that to it. 

    Here's a pic of what I've been making... 

    Me: 33 (no known issues)
    DH: 33 (lower motility; 0 morphology)
    TTC since Oct 2013
    IVF round 1 January 2016 (w/ ICSI)
    ER: February 17, 2016; 15 eggs retrieved, 14 mature, 11 fertilized
    Day 5 Blastocysts: 8 sent for PGS - 5 Normal
    FET date: April 12, 2016 - DS born Dec 7, 2016
    IVF round 2: FET : Oct 4 - 1st Beta 188!



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    Tulips29dragonfaerievssbrmyelllow22
  • I admire people who are crafty, can draw/paint and are generally very creative. I can't do any of that...so I frequent Home Goods quite often lol.
    ***History & TW in Spoiler***

    ***bfp & child warning***
    TTC - since 2014
    7 rounds of Clomid - BFN
    IUI #1 - October 2015 - BFN
    IUI #2 - November 2015 - BFN
    IUI #3 - December 2015 - BFN
    IVF #1 - March 2016
    Retrieval #1 - April 2016
    FET #1 - May 2016 - BFP!!! DS - Born January 2017
    Trying for baby #2...
    FET #2 - January 2018 - BFN  
    IVF/Retrieval #2 - January 2019
    IVF/Retrieval #3 - March 2019
    FET #3 - April 2019 - BFP!!! - EDD: January 2020


    Griffin5413
  • Hi girls!! No appts until sept 23. And that's just for a heartbeat check. 
    I miss sushi and red wine the most. That's my favorite Friday night!! 
    I can't wait until baby stuff starts rolling in although I don't think that'll happen until the invited go out first for the baby shower. 
    Tulips29
  • I have the second anatomy scan since baby b didn't cooperate last time I go tomorrow hopefully she is more cooperative this time. And next week a normal ob appointment. 
    QOTW:I have been craving a Bloody Mary or a mojito. No food cravings really 
  • Hi Ladies! I cannot believe this is my last check in with you girls!! I will be 28 weeks on Saturday. It's true what they say about 2nd trimester flying by, wow! Yesterday DH and I had an all day child preparation class with a tour of the maternity unit. We gained so much useful information and insight. On Wednesday we have our breastfeeding class and then I believe we are done with classes. I was thinking about maybe a CPR class but I'm not sure. Is anyone else taking any classes? 

    QOTW: It hasn't really hit me yet, but once fall is in full swing I am going to miss pumpkin beer, it's one of my favorite parts about the season! I may stock up and then have them once baby is born ;) Food wise I really don't miss much, I would say sushi, but I have eaten cooked sushi which has satisfied the craving. 
    Me 31 DH 33
    Married 9/2012 

    TTC #2 starting 9/2019

    TTC #1 since 2/2015
    Diagnosis: Unexplained Infertility 9/2015
    IUIs #1-#5: 9/2015-2/2016 all BFNs
    Moving to IVF with ICSI and PGS 5/2016-6/2016  Just kidding, BFP 4/4/16!
    Spencer Elliott born 12/7/16


  • @erica0901 We'll probably end up taking all of the classes that my hospital has, which includes a non-certification infant CPR class.

    ---Trigger warning---

    Me: 31 DH: 27
    TTC since April 2013
    Two cancelled IUIs in Aug and Sept '15 due to low motility/count
    IVF round 1: January 2016
    ER: February 17, 2016; 9 retrieved, 7 mature, 7 fertilized
    Day 5 Blastocysts: 5 BB, 1 AB, all normal from PGS
    FET date: May 11, '16; transferred 1 AB embryo
    First beta: May 23, '16: 998!!  Second: May 25, '16: 1648
    EDD: January 27, 2017
    BabyFruit Ticker
  • Hi! Another week down! 

    @Griffin5413 you are so crafty! I'm too nervous to start anything fun!

    @dragonfaerie I hope your able to figure out a sleeping position that allows you to be more restful! Have you tried some yoga stretches before bed to help w the pain? I've found it helps a bit!

    @Tulips29 that totally sounds like how the first movement I felt did feel! How exciting!! 

    Afm: Doc appointment tomorrow. It can not come soon enough. Keep your fx that she lets me do another u/s in the near future. 
    I'm extra nervous b/c I scheduled a maternity photo shoot w a friend in October. I haven't done much of any planning yet, but she is coming in from Chicago special for us so I wanted to commit and get the date nailed down. I keep panicking that I have jinxed myself. 

    Qotw: I'm not really sure that there is anything. I've realized how inconvenient not being able to eat lunch meat is, but I'm not missing it at all. I miss my occasional glass of red wine, but it's not that hard. Most soft cheeses you can find pasteurized now, if we couldn't that would be HARD. 
    Married May 2009, TTC since November 2012 (Together since 2006 ish - had my eyes on him since 2001)
    Me: 32 (33 in May), Him: 37 (January)

    DX: Me: High Prolactin, Possible Autoimmune Disease Issues, though RE not concerned (?)  New RE has a plan!!
           Him: Minor Varicocele, low morphology, slightly low count

    History:

    Beta 5/9/2016 BFP!!
    Embryo transfer scheduled for April 28, 2016 and beta test May 9, 2016 (day after Mother's Day!)
    Transfer Meds include: Lupron Depot (4/1), Minivelle Patch (every 3rd day), Estradiol (3x daily), Amoxicillin, Progesterone in Oil, Methylprednisonlone. Lovenox and baby asprin added after transfer. 

    3/22/16 - Sono Saline ultrasound cyst to be aspirated on 4/1/16 if not cleared up by 3/29 US - It cleared on its own
    Retrieval 3/4/16 - 26 eggs retrieved, 23 mature, 20 fertilized, 14 embryos currently frozen
    Starting IVF Stims on +/- Feb 22, 2016
    HSG scheduled for 1-26-16 - All clear "beautiful uterus" (though inverted)

    Switched clinics and now prepping for IVF in February / March

    Fourth IUI -  CD3-7 100 Clomid w/ Ovidrel Trigger - December, 2015 - BFN
    Third IUI -  CD3-7 100 Clomid w/ Ovidrel Trigger - November, 2015 - BFN
    Second IUI - CD3-7 100 Clomid w/ Ovidrel Trigger - September, 2015 - BFN
    Started Prolactin Medication October 15 - Levels quickly regulated to with in normal range
    First IUI - CD3-7 100 Clomid w/ Ovidrel Trigger - August, 2015 - BFN
    After no BFPs (ever) First RE/Urologist visit in Feb 2015
    HSG w/ OB, 2014 = all clear
    Trying to conceive since November 2012
    Tulips29
  • @vssbrm Last night was by far the worst pain I've been in. I keep meaning to add yoga to my regimen, it's just remembering to do all those things, you know? I definitely will try to stretch before bed.

    ---Trigger warning---

    Me: 31 DH: 27
    TTC since April 2013
    Two cancelled IUIs in Aug and Sept '15 due to low motility/count
    IVF round 1: January 2016
    ER: February 17, 2016; 9 retrieved, 7 mature, 7 fertilized
    Day 5 Blastocysts: 5 BB, 1 AB, all normal from PGS
    FET date: May 11, '16; transferred 1 AB embryo
    First beta: May 23, '16: 998!!  Second: May 25, '16: 1648
    EDD: January 27, 2017
    BabyFruit Ticker
  • NurseTMD85NurseTMD85
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    edited September 2016
    Hey ladies!!! I've been so busy at work and getting the nursery started that I haven't had much time to get on here! I'm glad to see everyone is doing well!!! I'm starting to feel little flutters and I'm super excited!!!!!!!!!

    @Tulips29 can you update me to one girl

    QOTW: I want a Sam Adams Porch Rocker and Pumpkin Patch beer real bad!!!
    Me: 31 / DH: 32
    Married 10/14/2011
    TTC since 11/2011
    DX: unexplained infertility

    1st IUI 12/23/15 Clomid + Ovidrel - Beta 1/8/16 BFN
    2nd IUI 1/22/16 Clomid + Ovidrel - Beta 2/8/16 BFN
    3rd IUI 2/27/16 Clomid + Ovidrel - Beta 3/15/16 BFN
    4th IUI 3/27/16 Clomid + Ovidrel - Beta 4/11/16 BFN
    5th IUI 4/26/16 Clomid + Ovidrel - Beta 5/11/16 BFN
    *****TRIGGER*****
    6th and final IUI 5/27/16 Clomid + Ovidrel - BFP!!!
    1st Beta on 6/8/16 @ 12piui: 22; 2nd Beta 6/10/16 84.4; 3rd Beta 6/13/16 300; 4th Beta 6/16/16 1168; 5th and final beta 6/20/16 4188
    1st U/S 6/23/16 - Two babies! One measuring 6w1d with a visible heartbeat!!! The other is measuring small and isn't likely to make it
    2nd U/S 7/5/16 - Baby #2 didn't make it :cry: Baby #1 is measuring right on schedule and has a FHR of 143!!
    3rd US 7/15/16 - Baby #1 right on schedule! FHR 168!!! Discharged from RE!!!!

    BabyFruit Ticker
  • @vssbrm oh, good! I'm glad I'm not going crazy then wondering if it's just my stomach having weird twitches or the baby lol. Fx for more u/s! I found out today I have to get an extra one at 24 weeks because my placenta is still low and has to be monitored. On one hand it's nice to have an extra one, but I'm also worried the placenta won't grow like it's supposed to. 

    @NurseTMD85 you've been updated! 
    ***History & TW in Spoiler***

    ***bfp & child warning***
    TTC - since 2014
    7 rounds of Clomid - BFN
    IUI #1 - October 2015 - BFN
    IUI #2 - November 2015 - BFN
    IUI #3 - December 2015 - BFN
    IVF #1 - March 2016
    Retrieval #1 - April 2016
    FET #1 - May 2016 - BFP!!! DS - Born January 2017
    Trying for baby #2...
    FET #2 - January 2018 - BFN  
    IVF/Retrieval #2 - January 2019
    IVF/Retrieval #3 - March 2019
    FET #3 - April 2019 - BFP!!! - EDD: January 2020


    vssbrmNurseTMD85
  • Hello lovely ladies! Feeling great since 14 weeks (no nausea/vomiting) crazy how it really did disappear once I hit 2nd tri! I have been having awful headaches for the last week though. I am prone to headaches but these have been soooo bad. 

    QOTW: I have had cooked sushi otherwise I would definitely say sushi! But I'd say wine for sure! And I was pretty sad to have to have to opt out of chocolate mousse for dessert at a restaurant because it had raw eggs!!

    Me: 28, DH: 30 Married July 2014  DX: Severe MFI- 3 failed IUI's, IVF #1 Egg retrieval June 4th 2016, 5 day transfer- BFP Baby Boy! EDD 2/25/2017. Our sweet miracle Carter Bennett arrived 2/12/2017 6 lbs, 2 oz 19 inches. <3 Surprise BFP!!! Baby Girl due 10/1/2018.


  • @chicandbubbly yay for no more nausea or vomiting! Sorry you're having more headaches now. I have them so frequently now also, it's pretty crazy. My OB said its normal and I pretty much don't leave home without my Tylenol bottle. Hope they get better for you! 
    ***History & TW in Spoiler***

    ***bfp & child warning***
    TTC - since 2014
    7 rounds of Clomid - BFN
    IUI #1 - October 2015 - BFN
    IUI #2 - November 2015 - BFN
    IUI #3 - December 2015 - BFN
    IVF #1 - March 2016
    Retrieval #1 - April 2016
    FET #1 - May 2016 - BFP!!! DS - Born January 2017
    Trying for baby #2...
    FET #2 - January 2018 - BFN  
    IVF/Retrieval #2 - January 2019
    IVF/Retrieval #3 - March 2019
    FET #3 - April 2019 - BFP!!! - EDD: January 2020


  • @chicandbubbly I had no idea how much stuff had raw eggs in it! I ordered a Caesar salad at dinner and another pregnant lady there said she missed having those. I was like "what? why? Should I not have this?" I didn't know the dressing usually had raw eggs. I ate about half the salad cuz it was just a little and then my DH ate the rest. Same thing with Tiramisu!

    ---Trigger warning---

    Me: 31 DH: 27
    TTC since April 2013
    Two cancelled IUIs in Aug and Sept '15 due to low motility/count
    IVF round 1: January 2016
    ER: February 17, 2016; 9 retrieved, 7 mature, 7 fertilized
    Day 5 Blastocysts: 5 BB, 1 AB, all normal from PGS
    FET date: May 11, '16; transferred 1 AB embryo
    First beta: May 23, '16: 998!!  Second: May 25, '16: 1648
    EDD: January 27, 2017
    BabyFruit Ticker
  • @dragonfaerie I agree. It can get a little ridiculous though. I had someone at dinner out once say "you can't get that salad it has feta in it." I was like umm?? I am pretty sure the cheese is pasteurized....

    Also- people who commented they are missing deli meat/sushi don't forget you can have deli meat if you heat it up and there are plenty of delicious sushi options that are not raw. Shrimp, crab, scallops and also eel are always served cooked, so that is a safe bet. :)

    Me: 28, DH: 30 Married July 2014  DX: Severe MFI- 3 failed IUI's, IVF #1 Egg retrieval June 4th 2016, 5 day transfer- BFP Baby Boy! EDD 2/25/2017. Our sweet miracle Carter Bennett arrived 2/12/2017 6 lbs, 2 oz 19 inches. <3 Surprise BFP!!! Baby Girl due 10/1/2018.


    Griffin5413NurseTMD85Tulips29yelllow22
  • @chicandbubbly Most cheeses these days are pasteurized, but I usually just ask if they know if it is. But, I kinda see it as "I had less than 1 oz of that thing, I'm probably okay."

    ---Trigger warning---

    Me: 31 DH: 27
    TTC since April 2013
    Two cancelled IUIs in Aug and Sept '15 due to low motility/count
    IVF round 1: January 2016
    ER: February 17, 2016; 9 retrieved, 7 mature, 7 fertilized
    Day 5 Blastocysts: 5 BB, 1 AB, all normal from PGS
    FET date: May 11, '16; transferred 1 AB embryo
    First beta: May 23, '16: 998!!  Second: May 25, '16: 1648
    EDD: January 27, 2017
    BabyFruit Ticker
  • @chicandbubbly I avoid sushi rolls because they are all made on the same thing. I was okay with that until a lady brought that up to me so I stopped eating California rolls. Also cheese being pasteurized I always want to ask because I love feta sometimes I just sneak it lol. 

    on another note baby b did not cooperate again she is face down looking in so they could not see her face ugh. They did get to see her heart which is a relief. I go back in two weeks for my 24 week appointment hopefully then she flips over lol. 
    vssbrmyelllow22
  • @Griffin5413 very cute paintings! I love being crafty, but it's hard to find time to do it. And I'm with you on deli cuts, I really miss a nice Publix sub!

    @erica0901 Yay for moving along! We'll also probably take the childbirth classes, breastfeeding , "becoming a parent", "happiest baby on the block", car seat workshop and I'll have DH and my sister who lives with us take CPR (I already do it because of my job) 

    @dragonfaerie Sorry you are having trouble sleeping, have you found anything that works?

    @vssbrm how did your appointment go? So exciting to do a photo shoot !, I need to start looking for a photographer, there's so many cute ideas online but I feel like I am just not very photogenic so I hope mine turn out ok
    37 y.o 
    TTC since October 2014
    DX: Unexplained fertility 
    3 Failed IUI's 2015
    1st IVF cycle March 2016 , planned ICSI, PGS, FET
    ER 3/31/16 30 retrieved, 26 fertilized normally
    Sent 8 embryos for PGS: 5 normal (3 AA, 1BA, 1BC)
    FET 5/11/16 (1 embryo)
    Beta 5/23/16 BFN  :(
    2nd FET 6/12/16 (1 5AA embryo)
    ++++TW++++
    Beta 6/22/16 : BFP!!!  169 
    Beta #2 6/24/16: 412
    DD born 3/2/17
    erica0901
  • @NurseTMD85 That's got to be an amazing feeling!! 

    @chicandbubbly it's great that your nausea is gone! I'm 16 weeks today and probably just the last few days I've just started to feel less nauseous, so I hope this is it! My headaches started right at week 15, I was told to start with Tylenol and if no relieve have a cup of coffee. I really miss ibuprofen!

    QOTW: I think what I would love is to enjoy food again!! I am a food lover and it's been so hard to eat anything, but like I said I think I'm getting over it, fx! I guess I do miss runny yolks and raw sushi, and I used to drink a glass of wine almost every night but I'm surprised I'm not really craving it.
    37 y.o 
    TTC since October 2014
    DX: Unexplained fertility 
    3 Failed IUI's 2015
    1st IVF cycle March 2016 , planned ICSI, PGS, FET
    ER 3/31/16 30 retrieved, 26 fertilized normally
    Sent 8 embryos for PGS: 5 normal (3 AA, 1BA, 1BC)
    FET 5/11/16 (1 embryo)
    Beta 5/23/16 BFN  :(
    2nd FET 6/12/16 (1 5AA embryo)
    ++++TW++++
    Beta 6/22/16 : BFP!!!  169 
    Beta #2 6/24/16: 412
    DD born 3/2/17
    chicandbubbly
  • @yelllow22 Taking a Benadryl definitely helps, and if I remember to stretch before bed my hips don't hurt as bad. Also having the nasal strips and vicks keeps the snuffles to a minimum so I don't feel so wretched in the morning.

    @ultratomato Sorry Baby 2 is being uncooperative! it's hard when you can't actually move them.

    ---Trigger warning---

    Me: 31 DH: 27
    TTC since April 2013
    Two cancelled IUIs in Aug and Sept '15 due to low motility/count
    IVF round 1: January 2016
    ER: February 17, 2016; 9 retrieved, 7 mature, 7 fertilized
    Day 5 Blastocysts: 5 BB, 1 AB, all normal from PGS
    FET date: May 11, '16; transferred 1 AB embryo
    First beta: May 23, '16: 998!!  Second: May 25, '16: 1648
    EDD: January 27, 2017
    BabyFruit Ticker
  • @vssbrm - speaking of maternity photoshoots... around what month are all of you guys doing them if you are? I dont want to wait too long I'm just not sure schedule wise what will end up working. 


    Me: 33 (no known issues)
    DH: 33 (lower motility; 0 morphology)
    TTC since Oct 2013
    IVF round 1 January 2016 (w/ ICSI)
    ER: February 17, 2016; 15 eggs retrieved, 14 mature, 11 fertilized
    Day 5 Blastocysts: 8 sent for PGS - 5 Normal
    FET date: April 12, 2016 - DS born Dec 7, 2016
    IVF round 2: FET : Oct 4 - 1st Beta 188!



    BabyFruit Ticker
  • @Griffin5413 I need to call the lady I want to do my shoot. I'm thinking I'll do it in November maybe.

    ---Trigger warning---

    Me: 31 DH: 27
    TTC since April 2013
    Two cancelled IUIs in Aug and Sept '15 due to low motility/count
    IVF round 1: January 2016
    ER: February 17, 2016; 9 retrieved, 7 mature, 7 fertilized
    Day 5 Blastocysts: 5 BB, 1 AB, all normal from PGS
    FET date: May 11, '16; transferred 1 AB embryo
    First beta: May 23, '16: 998!!  Second: May 25, '16: 1648
    EDD: January 27, 2017
    BabyFruit Ticker
    Griffin5413
  • @Griffin5413 I think we are going to do October or November my photographer is pregnant as well and due in February. She also includes the photos of the babies after they are born. I can't wait to meet these girls!❤️❤️
    Griffin5413
  • @Griffin5413 we are doing our shoot at the end of October, I'll be about 29 weeks. I'm looking forward to all the possibilities fall photos bring!

    @yelllow22 dr visit went well, heart beat was great and my belly is measuring right on track! I also get to do another u/s on the 26. She is not concerned by the old blood that just wants to keep linger, so I feel somewhat better!
    Married May 2009, TTC since November 2012 (Together since 2006 ish - had my eyes on him since 2001)
    Me: 32 (33 in May), Him: 37 (January)

    DX: Me: High Prolactin, Possible Autoimmune Disease Issues, though RE not concerned (?)  New RE has a plan!!
           Him: Minor Varicocele, low morphology, slightly low count

    History:

    Beta 5/9/2016 BFP!!
    Embryo transfer scheduled for April 28, 2016 and beta test May 9, 2016 (day after Mother's Day!)
    Transfer Meds include: Lupron Depot (4/1), Minivelle Patch (every 3rd day), Estradiol (3x daily), Amoxicillin, Progesterone in Oil, Methylprednisonlone. Lovenox and baby asprin added after transfer. 

    3/22/16 - Sono Saline ultrasound cyst to be aspirated on 4/1/16 if not cleared up by 3/29 US - It cleared on its own
    Retrieval 3/4/16 - 26 eggs retrieved, 23 mature, 20 fertilized, 14 embryos currently frozen
    Starting IVF Stims on +/- Feb 22, 2016
    HSG scheduled for 1-26-16 - All clear "beautiful uterus" (though inverted)

    Switched clinics and now prepping for IVF in February / March

    Fourth IUI -  CD3-7 100 Clomid w/ Ovidrel Trigger - December, 2015 - BFN
    Third IUI -  CD3-7 100 Clomid w/ Ovidrel Trigger - November, 2015 - BFN
    Second IUI - CD3-7 100 Clomid w/ Ovidrel Trigger - September, 2015 - BFN
    Started Prolactin Medication October 15 - Levels quickly regulated to with in normal range
    First IUI - CD3-7 100 Clomid w/ Ovidrel Trigger - August, 2015 - BFN
    After no BFPs (ever) First RE/Urologist visit in Feb 2015
    HSG w/ OB, 2014 = all clear
    Trying to conceive since November 2012
  • Thanks for reminding me that I want maternity photos ladies :).

    Have any of you had a pain by your belly button? It doesn't hurt that bad but it is uncomfortable. Speaking of belly buttons, mine is literally already changing it's flattening out and I don't even have a bump really yet! I am scared what it will look like come February! LOL.


    Me: 28, DH: 30 Married July 2014  DX: Severe MFI- 3 failed IUI's, IVF #1 Egg retrieval June 4th 2016, 5 day transfer- BFP Baby Boy! EDD 2/25/2017. Our sweet miracle Carter Bennett arrived 2/12/2017 6 lbs, 2 oz 19 inches. <3 Surprise BFP!!! Baby Girl due 10/1/2018.


    vssbrm
  • thanks for the info ladies! I'm still trying to figure out when we can work it into our schedule. I'm hoping by end of Oct. b/c that will be almost 32 weeks. I'm not sure I want to wait much longer than that. 
    Me: 33 (no known issues)
    DH: 33 (lower motility; 0 morphology)
    TTC since Oct 2013
    IVF round 1 January 2016 (w/ ICSI)
    ER: February 17, 2016; 15 eggs retrieved, 14 mature, 11 fertilized
    Day 5 Blastocysts: 8 sent for PGS - 5 Normal
    FET date: April 12, 2016 - DS born Dec 7, 2016
    IVF round 2: FET : Oct 4 - 1st Beta 188!



    BabyFruit Ticker
  • @chicandbubbly yes! I geta sharp pain up in my belly button every once in a while, it's very strange. I'm almost wondering if my cord healed funny because I had random pains there before I got pregnant. And yes, it's flattening out, too. I laugh because when I wear a tight tank top, it really makes it look weird. :) So much fun, eh?

    ---Trigger warning---

    Me: 31 DH: 27
    TTC since April 2013
    Two cancelled IUIs in Aug and Sept '15 due to low motility/count
    IVF round 1: January 2016
    ER: February 17, 2016; 9 retrieved, 7 mature, 7 fertilized
    Day 5 Blastocysts: 5 BB, 1 AB, all normal from PGS
    FET date: May 11, '16; transferred 1 AB embryo
    First beta: May 23, '16: 998!!  Second: May 25, '16: 1648
    EDD: January 27, 2017
    BabyFruit Ticker
  • Good! I'm glad I'm not the only weirdo @dragonfaerie :). I did have a "win" this morning- first time eating eggs since I've been pregnant! I had the worst aversion to them and I used to eat them nearly every day so it was very weird. 

    Me: 28, DH: 30 Married July 2014  DX: Severe MFI- 3 failed IUI's, IVF #1 Egg retrieval June 4th 2016, 5 day transfer- BFP Baby Boy! EDD 2/25/2017. Our sweet miracle Carter Bennett arrived 2/12/2017 6 lbs, 2 oz 19 inches. <3 Surprise BFP!!! Baby Girl due 10/1/2018.


    Tulips29yelllow22
  • @chicandbubbly Awesome! I couldn't eat eggs my first trimester either! It's the only time we've ever had eggs go bad in our house cuz we would usually eat 3-4 every morning but I just couldn't handle the smell or even the thought of eating them. How are you feeling otherwise?

    ---Trigger warning---

    Me: 31 DH: 27
    TTC since April 2013
    Two cancelled IUIs in Aug and Sept '15 due to low motility/count
    IVF round 1: January 2016
    ER: February 17, 2016; 9 retrieved, 7 mature, 7 fertilized
    Day 5 Blastocysts: 5 BB, 1 AB, all normal from PGS
    FET date: May 11, '16; transferred 1 AB embryo
    First beta: May 23, '16: 998!!  Second: May 25, '16: 1648
    EDD: January 27, 2017
    BabyFruit Ticker
  • @chicandbubbly I was just as excited when I could finally eat chicken without it making me nauseous. I love chicken, but couldn't even look at it once I got pregnant. Now I can enjoy it in moderation :smile:
    ***History & TW in Spoiler***

    ***bfp & child warning***
    TTC - since 2014
    7 rounds of Clomid - BFN
    IUI #1 - October 2015 - BFN
    IUI #2 - November 2015 - BFN
    IUI #3 - December 2015 - BFN
    IVF #1 - March 2016
    Retrieval #1 - April 2016
    FET #1 - May 2016 - BFP!!! DS - Born January 2017
    Trying for baby #2...
    FET #2 - January 2018 - BFN  
    IVF/Retrieval #2 - January 2019
    IVF/Retrieval #3 - March 2019
    FET #3 - April 2019 - BFP!!! - EDD: January 2020


    chicandbubbly
  • @chicandbubbly & @dragonfaerie  - I haven't had any pain in my belly button but when I wear certain shirts, I feel like that is all I can see. lol. I have an innie but I feel like as it is stretching I notice it so much more in shirts. 

    Me: 33 (no known issues)
    DH: 33 (lower motility; 0 morphology)
    TTC since Oct 2013
    IVF round 1 January 2016 (w/ ICSI)
    ER: February 17, 2016; 15 eggs retrieved, 14 mature, 11 fertilized
    Day 5 Blastocysts: 8 sent for PGS - 5 Normal
    FET date: April 12, 2016 - DS born Dec 7, 2016
    IVF round 2: FET : Oct 4 - 1st Beta 188!



    BabyFruit Ticker
  • @chicabubbly yes I get a quick sharp pain too. So happy I'm not the only one. My thing is if I'm not keeled over in pain it's probably fine haha 
  • @vssbrm that's awesome to hear! And I'm happy you'll get another us like you wanted

    @chicandbubbly When I was stimming I had a weird pain in my belly button only if I touched it, it felt like touching a bruise, I thought it was weird, it went away by itself. Congrats on eggs and chicken, lol!! Those little victories feel like a huge success, I know I will be jumping up and down when I feel good about protein again


    37 y.o 
    TTC since October 2014
    DX: Unexplained fertility 
    3 Failed IUI's 2015
    1st IVF cycle March 2016 , planned ICSI, PGS, FET
    ER 3/31/16 30 retrieved, 26 fertilized normally
    Sent 8 embryos for PGS: 5 normal (3 AA, 1BA, 1BC)
    FET 5/11/16 (1 embryo)
    Beta 5/23/16 BFN  :(
    2nd FET 6/12/16 (1 5AA embryo)
    ++++TW++++
    Beta 6/22/16 : BFP!!!  169 
    Beta #2 6/24/16: 412
    DD born 3/2/17
    chicandbubbly
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