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  • Steff_99Steff_99
    10 Comments 25 Love Its First Anniversary Name Dropper
    member
    edited September 2016
    Hi ladies,
    Hope everyone is well! I just got back from vacation and saw my RE for the last time on Mon. The baby looks more like a baby and not a little blob. lol My appt with my OB is this coming monday. Was also given the ok to stop Endometrin next week which Im pretty excited about. 

    QOTW:
    I actually havent told my family or work only a few friends that we went on vacation with since our activities had to be changed. I feel guilty for not telling my mom but I'm not sure she would be able to handle the news if something were to happen. My RE said the baby looks perfect and feels its safe to share the news but I will wait a few more weeks or until after I see my OB. 

    LSatturo126
  • @flanners1 I am so, so sorry to hear about your loss. That is really hard to take. I also had a "vanishing twin." It is sad, no matter what people say to try to make you feel better about it. I'm sorry the doctor couldn't have been more sympathetic or supportive. Sometimes people don't realize all you want to hear is "I'm sorry, that sucks." I hope you can grieve and find peace in time.

    AFM, I am 8 wks 5 days pregnant today. Hard to believe I've made it this far! I had scary bleeding over the weekend but u/s Monday confirmed everything looks okay. Just have to make it through a few more weeks to feel more confident in the second tri.

    We have told almost nobody - just my husband's sister, who's a midwife, and one friend who also went through IF. Honestly, we are both experiencing a lot of uncertainty and anxiety and difficulty believing this will actually work. We plan to tell family at 12 weeks.


    me: 40, husband: 41
    TTC since 2010
    History: Too many IUIs, 2 cancelled OE IVF cycles, 4 DE cycles with two different donors, all failed
    5th DE transfer with third donor, August 2016: BFP!
    u/s confirmed HB 9/15, 2nd u/s 9/22 - everything's still on track, EDD 5/5/2107.

    LSatturo126AandDM2014
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  • @flanners1 I am so sorry to hear about your loss.  I cannot even imagine how it feels let alone how it feels when a Dr, chooses to be so insensitive about it...
    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
  • @clt2pmw11 Yay for wiggly baby! It's always cool to see them moving their little arms and legs, especially when you can't feel it!

    @Steff_99 How nice to have graduated from your RE! It must also be nice to finally have an end date for your meds!
    About us:
    Me - 28, Lean PCOS
    DH - 31
    Married June 2010, TTC since March 2014
    Blog: ourbinarystar.com

    FET cycle #3 Transfer July 28th 2016, Triplets born healthy on February 26th 2017 at 33w1d!

  • @flanners1 I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you and DH are able to provide each other with comfort and support. You're in my thoughts!

    @Steff_99 congrats on graduating!

    @clt2pwm11 how exciting!! Sounds like you have a happy healthy baby growing in there :)

    @AandDM2014 so happy your first MFM appt went well! 15 days will fly by!!

    @LSatturo126 so exciting! I hope your appt goes well, can't wait to hear the updates!

    AFM: I had my first OB appt yesterday. Got to see baby, who is measuring right at 9w with a healthy heartbeat. Because I have PCOS and will be 35 next month, they are considering me high risk. My OB is making me take a 24hr urine analyis (I pee in a jug for 24 hours and then they test it, it's awesome...) Anyone else heard of this? She also mentioned that I should anticipate the possibility of being induced at 38 weeks. Otherwise the info was all run of the mill.
    I go back in 3 weeks (17th) for my 12 week appt. At that time I will be doing the MaterniT21 test and having my first abdominal ultrasound. It's weird thinking that in just over 3 weeks, I'll know the sex of baby and be almost out of 1st tri!  I'm actually looking forward to the small break in dr. appts :)
    *TW* Pregnancy/Loss Mentioned
    Me: 37 /PCOS DH: 37/no issues TTC: 7/13
    Started with RE 12/14; 3 failed rounds of clomid, started letrozole
    IUI #1 & #2- BFN
    IVF #1 - 9/15 Cancelled Day 9
    IVF #2- started stims 10/24  ER- 11/15 6 eggs- 5 fertilized/ 1 frozen
    FET #1 -1 embryo-12/9/15- BFN
    IVF #3- started stims 1/22/16  ER- 2/8 33 eggs(!)- 21 mature, all 21 fertilized - 6 snowflakes!
    FET #2- 2 embryos- April 4th-BFN
    ERA-June 8- results show need 12 addt'l hours of PIO
    FET #3-  2 embryos transferred August 14,2016  BFP! on 8/24! Beta #1-22  Beta #2-83 Beta #3-368 
    Confirmed singleton-Heartbeat on 9/19-160bpm! EDD: May 1, 2017, It's a girl!!
    Pre-term labor/loss-stillborn at 18w. 
    FET #4- 1 embryo-Aug 12th-BFP on 8/23 Beta #1-112 Beta #2-298 Beta #3-1010
    Confirmed Identicals!- Heartbeats seen on 9/8  Miscarriage on 9/18
    FET #5- 1 embryo- 1/12/18-BFN
    Lots of testing and finally determined I have elevated natural killer cells. Will begin prednisone and IVL treatment before next round.
    IVF#4- April 2018 8 eggs, 7 fertilized/3 frozen
    FET #6- 1 embryo- 6/11/18- BFP on 6/21 Beta #1-446, Beta #2-1841 
    Confirmed singleton- 6/29/18 HB-157 EDD: February 22, 2019. It's a Boy!



    BabyFruit Ticker 
    LSatturo126
  • @flanners1 so sorry for your loss.  You still have one strong bean in there!

    **Warning - Child Mentioned**

    Me: 33, DH: 39   Unexplained Infertility

    4 IUIs (chlomid) in 2013 which resulted in DS born in April 2014

    TTC #2 since August 2015

    5 rounds of IUIs (1 chlomid: resistent, 1 femara, 3 gonal f) = all BFN

    ER March 9: 26 eggs retrieved, 19 mature and 17 fertilized, 8 made it to genetic testing, 4 normal!

    FET #1 5/31 = BFN

    FET#2 7/26 = BFP!

    BabyFruit Ticker

  • @halips would love to see the US!!
     *****Trigger Warning, Loss and Pregnancy Mentioned*****

    Married my best friend in 2013 (I was 33), After 1.5yrs of TTC got my first BFP naturally on 2/7/15 but ended in DNC on 4/14/15, not viable. In 2015 I was 35...Found out I had only one working ovary, which was DOR, with scar tissue and I ovulated at 7 days, with a small cervix opening and a tilted uterus... Needing an RE was a must.....IUI#1 Sept 2015,,, BFN IUI#2 Oct 2015,,,BFN IUI#3 Dec 2015,,BFN IVF#1 2/1/16- BFN IVF# on 3/29/16 retrieval only - 1 healthy chromosome tested embryo. IVF#3 retrieval 4/23/16- 0 healthy embryos. IVF#4 retrieval 6/17/16- 1 healthy embryo. FET#1-Transferred Both Healthy Embryos on 9/6/16 BFP!! 9/15/16 Beta 22.3, 9/17/16 Beta 60.5 & 9/19/16 Beta 195! 1st US on 9/23/16, only 1 Gast Sac & Yolk Sac found, US 9/30/16 US 6wk 1day saw and heard Heartbeat 120bpm!! EDD 5/25/2017 Had a healthy baby girl via CSection on 5/18/17 8lbs 15oz. Then four months later got pregnant naturally and had a healthy baby boy on 6/13/18 7lbs 6oz (at age 38). Needless to say, anything is possible! I'm keeping my signature open so it gives someone out there hope that anything is possible. Message me if you ever have any questions or just need someone to talk to. DON'T GIVE UP!

  • kelrauhkelrauh
    250 Love Its 100 Comments Second Anniversary Name Dropper
    member
    edited September 2016
    Hi Everyone,

    I have convinced myself that I am actually pregnant and can come over to this board.
    I am coming over from the IVF/FET August/September board. I am 5 weeks 3 days today. We have our first ultrasound on 10/7. 

    The symptoms I have been having are tiredness, cramping, and nausea if I don't eat every 2-3 hours. 

    Is it normal to go through withdraws from seeing your doctor? The every other day checks while on stims for 3 weeks make me adapt to knowing that everything was going good. Now that we are pregnant its like "oh okay I will see you in a few weeks". It has been so hard for me to not go in and have an ultrasound or blood work to make sure that things are going good. 

    QOTW: Our immediate family already knows. They all knew about IVF. So when people started asking shortly after we decided to tell our parents, siblings and very close friends. We have a big Halloween party with our extended family, and I will be 8 weeks then, and know if there is a heart beat. I might announce it through a costume then,.

    **Trigger warning**

    Age: 25 DH: 28 Together since 2011, Married May 2014 and TTC since April 2015

    MFI (3% morphology) 

    3/16 - IUI with femara & ovidrel - BFN

    4/16 - IUI with femara & ovidrel - BFN

    6/16 IUI with femara & ovidrel - BFN

    8/19/16 - IVF - 

    • Retrieval 9/4
    • Transfer 9/6
    • 9/16 - BFP 1st Beta -110 
    • 9/20 - 2nd beta - 762
    • TWINS!!!! EDD 5/28/2017

    ADRIANAC1982AandDM2014
  • @flanners1 I am so sorry for your loss. And sorry to hear that your doctor wasn't more sensitive about delivering the news. I think it is perfectly normal and healthy to let yourself grieve - it doesn't make you any less grateful for your other babe. Let yourself feel what you need to right now, and take care of yourself! <3 

    AFM, I am 8w5d today and had my second u/s. Everything looked great! We got to hear the heartbeat, which was 187. And my little muffin was wiggling around and moving arms and legs! So exciting! I think DH almost cried. Since my RE is 5 hours away, we have done both u/s with my OB here in town, and they fax the results to my RE. So I'm still waiting to hear back from the RE about when to wean off of PIO, suppositories, and e-patches. FX that I can stop PIO SOOOON!

    I go in for bloodwork with my OB on Friday, which is a genetic screening that includes determining the sex of the baby - who knew they could do that??? A lot has changed, even from my last pregnancy apparently. We will get results 2 wks after that. They also want me to have a 1st tri scan with a MFM between 11-13 wks, probably including NT scan, so that will be the next time we get a peek at the little muffin.

    QOTW: Our immediate families know, and my boss knows just from all the appointments and traveling. Two of my close friends know, too, since I wasn't drinking around them. Other than that, we are keeping it to ourselves until 12-13 weeks. With my history of losses, it just makes me paranoid. We haven't planned a big public announcement but hope to have a gender reveal party for our families at some point.
    *** Trigger Warnings ***

    TTC #1 since March 2011
    Dx = Unexplained IF
    1 medicated TI cycle & 4 clomid IUIs = all BFNs
    June 2013 IVF #1 = 6 frosties + BFP!
    DS1 born 2/14

    TTC #2 since December 2014
    May 2015 unassisted BFP ended in m/c at 7wks
    April 2016 FET #1 = BFN
    June 2016 FET #2 = c/p
    August 2016 FET #3 = BFP!
    DS2 born 4/17
    AandDM2014
  • @flanners1 I am so sorry for your loss and that the doctor didn't have the empathy to understand what it meant for you, thinking of you

    @halips I am curious about the extra testing and possible early induction? I am going to be 39 at time of delivery and also have PCOS but am not considered high risk by my ob...maybe ask your ob a few more questions to find out what has prompted the testing (they may just have different cut offs for age etc, but every week the baby is in the womb is better for him/her so the early delivery would be my concern without a really good medical reason)

    afm had our NT ultrasound today, due to my tilted uterus had to convert to vaginal ultrasound (thought I was past all those!!!) but all looked well and we got to see her on screen for a while stretching and could even make out fingers....my favorite part (if you can picture this) was with the vaginal probe in, the dr requested I lift my hips and I quote "shake my hips like I was on dancing with the stars" because baby girl was head down and they needed her to move...needless to say DH was dying laughing as I performed this super classy maneuver with a vaginal probe in my lady parts....yep it was awesome :smile:

    ******TW*****
    Me 39 DH44
    Married 8/2/14
    TTC 9/14
    Dx: PCOS, blocked L fallopian tube, suspect poor egg quality
    MFI (low #, poor morphology)
    IVF #1 9/15 Failed
    IVF #2 12/15 Failed
    1st DE FET  5/16-BFN :(
    2nd DE FET 7/18-BFP :)
    8/17 Baby HR 140/min EDD 4/6/17
    AandDM2014BlueEyedDreamerteriulbricht
  • @2legbaby That's called talent! Lol  :D
     *****Trigger Warning, Loss and Pregnancy Mentioned*****

    Married my best friend in 2013 (I was 33), After 1.5yrs of TTC got my first BFP naturally on 2/7/15 but ended in DNC on 4/14/15, not viable. In 2015 I was 35...Found out I had only one working ovary, which was DOR, with scar tissue and I ovulated at 7 days, with a small cervix opening and a tilted uterus... Needing an RE was a must.....IUI#1 Sept 2015,,, BFN IUI#2 Oct 2015,,,BFN IUI#3 Dec 2015,,BFN IVF#1 2/1/16- BFN IVF# on 3/29/16 retrieval only - 1 healthy chromosome tested embryo. IVF#3 retrieval 4/23/16- 0 healthy embryos. IVF#4 retrieval 6/17/16- 1 healthy embryo. FET#1-Transferred Both Healthy Embryos on 9/6/16 BFP!! 9/15/16 Beta 22.3, 9/17/16 Beta 60.5 & 9/19/16 Beta 195! 1st US on 9/23/16, only 1 Gast Sac & Yolk Sac found, US 9/30/16 US 6wk 1day saw and heard Heartbeat 120bpm!! EDD 5/25/2017 Had a healthy baby girl via CSection on 5/18/17 8lbs 15oz. Then four months later got pregnant naturally and had a healthy baby boy on 6/13/18 7lbs 6oz (at age 38). Needless to say, anything is possible! I'm keeping my signature open so it gives someone out there hope that anything is possible. Message me if you ever have any questions or just need someone to talk to. DON'T GIVE UP!

  • @halips Thanks, I sure hope so! Peeing in a jug for 24 hours sounds oh so fun... not! I have heard of other people doing it, though I'm not sure why. Hopefully it'll give your OB the answers she wants!

    Welcome @kelrauh! Do you have an EDD so I can update the post? Yes, I think that many of us probably go through appointment withdrawl, especially when we're worried if everything is okay or not. I'm now in my longest stretch between appointments since I started the FET process way back in July. Love the costume announcement idea!

    @BlueEyedDreamer Yay for heartbeat and wiggles!! Hopefully you can soon wean off PIO. I know how much those hurt! I hope your MFM appointment goes well! Understandable with a history of loss ot not share quite yet. I too was a immediate sharer, but after having a MMC last time, I didn't share anything on social media until 10 weeks, which was after the MMC gestational age.

    @2legbaby LOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is too too funny! 
    About us:
    Me - 28, Lean PCOS
    DH - 31
    Married June 2010, TTC since March 2014
    Blog: ourbinarystar.com

    FET cycle #3 Transfer July 28th 2016, Triplets born healthy on February 26th 2017 at 33w1d!

    BlueEyedDreamer
  • Welcome @Kelrauh! Congratulations on making it this far in your journey.  You are definitely! Your symptoms sound just like mine.  I look forward to seeing your progress!
    *******
    Married Jan. 2014
    Me:36 DH: 39
    TTC since August 2014, Mild PCOS + uterine fibroids
    Myomectomy June 2015- 18 fibroids removed
    IVF #1, May 2016 = 32 eggs retrieved, 12 fertilized, 7 frozen, 3 PGS normal
    FET#2, July 2016 = one embryo transferred 
    TRIGGER
    BFP! Beta = 617
    Due date = 4/9/17
    Delivery date = 3/20/17
  • @halips and @2legbaby Inducing at 38-39 weeks is common for pregnancies with risk factors. It is somewhat of a myth that the baby should stay in as long as possible. For pregnancies with risk factors (such as IVF, AMA, etc.), many docs think it's better to induce slightly early b/c of higher risks of something going wrong at the very end. My OB told me that recent studies show the campaign to wait until at least 40 wks has actually led to higher rates of late losses. With DS, I was induced at 39 weeks for this reason, and everything went very smoothly. If you have any concerns about it, I would discuss with your doctor in more detail and come up with a plan that makes you both comfortable!
    *** Trigger Warnings ***

    TTC #1 since March 2011
    Dx = Unexplained IF
    1 medicated TI cycle & 4 clomid IUIs = all BFNs
    June 2013 IVF #1 = 6 frosties + BFP!
    DS1 born 2/14

    TTC #2 since December 2014
    May 2015 unassisted BFP ended in m/c at 7wks
    April 2016 FET #1 = BFN
    June 2016 FET #2 = c/p
    August 2016 FET #3 = BFP!
    DS2 born 4/17
    halips
  • @AandDM2014 - my EDD is 5/28/2017

    **Trigger warning**

    Age: 25 DH: 28 Together since 2011, Married May 2014 and TTC since April 2015

    MFI (3% morphology) 

    3/16 - IUI with femara & ovidrel - BFN

    4/16 - IUI with femara & ovidrel - BFN

    6/16 IUI with femara & ovidrel - BFN

    8/19/16 - IVF - 

    • Retrieval 9/4
    • Transfer 9/6
    • 9/16 - BFP 1st Beta -110 
    • 9/20 - 2nd beta - 762
    • TWINS!!!! EDD 5/28/2017

    LSatturo126
  • So my 6wk 1day US is tomorrow and I'm so nervous about hearing the heartbeat. My levels were low in the beginning and were always doubling but not as high as they liked. I'm so nervous. I need this to work as we have no more embryos left. Can anyone relate?
     *****Trigger Warning, Loss and Pregnancy Mentioned*****

    Married my best friend in 2013 (I was 33), After 1.5yrs of TTC got my first BFP naturally on 2/7/15 but ended in DNC on 4/14/15, not viable. In 2015 I was 35...Found out I had only one working ovary, which was DOR, with scar tissue and I ovulated at 7 days, with a small cervix opening and a tilted uterus... Needing an RE was a must.....IUI#1 Sept 2015,,, BFN IUI#2 Oct 2015,,,BFN IUI#3 Dec 2015,,BFN IVF#1 2/1/16- BFN IVF# on 3/29/16 retrieval only - 1 healthy chromosome tested embryo. IVF#3 retrieval 4/23/16- 0 healthy embryos. IVF#4 retrieval 6/17/16- 1 healthy embryo. FET#1-Transferred Both Healthy Embryos on 9/6/16 BFP!! 9/15/16 Beta 22.3, 9/17/16 Beta 60.5 & 9/19/16 Beta 195! 1st US on 9/23/16, only 1 Gast Sac & Yolk Sac found, US 9/30/16 US 6wk 1day saw and heard Heartbeat 120bpm!! EDD 5/25/2017 Had a healthy baby girl via CSection on 5/18/17 8lbs 15oz. Then four months later got pregnant naturally and had a healthy baby boy on 6/13/18 7lbs 6oz (at age 38). Needless to say, anything is possible! I'm keeping my signature open so it gives someone out there hope that anything is possible. Message me if you ever have any questions or just need someone to talk to. DON'T GIVE UP!

  • @BlueEyedDreamer I've also read that babies born late are more likely to have PCOS. I was a late baby (almost two weeks) and I suffer from the syndrome.
    DX PCOS + mild male factor
    TTC since Dec. 2015
    Current Treatment: Metformin, Provera, Letrozole, Trigger, IUI
    Past Treatment: Clomid + Metformin x 3 BFN
    Letrozole 5 mg + Trigger shot + IUI = BFP!
    Beta confirmed 8/22
    EDD 5/1/17
  • @LSatturo126  Me! :) I hope you are able to see baby's heartbeat tomorrow! But just so you know, I wasn't able to at my 6w1d appt. I didn't see it until my 6w6d. It's definitely nerve-wrecking, but try to be strong! If you remember, my start was very similar to yours and so far everything is moving along perfectly! You'll be in my t's&p's!

     @2legbaby thanks for the feedback. My OB indicated that being IVF/PCOS and 35+  is all I needed to qualify as high risk. She did mentioned that high risk patients usually deliver early for the same reasons @BlueEyedDreamer mentioned. It's not guaranteed, but she mentioned it so I wasn't surprised should it happened. We (PCOS) are also higher risk for developing GD, high blood pressure during pregnancy, and having larger babies, so those may be additional reasons why she mentioned inducing early. 
    *TW* Pregnancy/Loss Mentioned
    Me: 37 /PCOS DH: 37/no issues TTC: 7/13
    Started with RE 12/14; 3 failed rounds of clomid, started letrozole
    IUI #1 & #2- BFN
    IVF #1 - 9/15 Cancelled Day 9
    IVF #2- started stims 10/24  ER- 11/15 6 eggs- 5 fertilized/ 1 frozen
    FET #1 -1 embryo-12/9/15- BFN
    IVF #3- started stims 1/22/16  ER- 2/8 33 eggs(!)- 21 mature, all 21 fertilized - 6 snowflakes!
    FET #2- 2 embryos- April 4th-BFN
    ERA-June 8- results show need 12 addt'l hours of PIO
    FET #3-  2 embryos transferred August 14,2016  BFP! on 8/24! Beta #1-22  Beta #2-83 Beta #3-368 
    Confirmed singleton-Heartbeat on 9/19-160bpm! EDD: May 1, 2017, It's a girl!!
    Pre-term labor/loss-stillborn at 18w. 
    FET #4- 1 embryo-Aug 12th-BFP on 8/23 Beta #1-112 Beta #2-298 Beta #3-1010
    Confirmed Identicals!- Heartbeats seen on 9/8  Miscarriage on 9/18
    FET #5- 1 embryo- 1/12/18-BFN
    Lots of testing and finally determined I have elevated natural killer cells. Will begin prednisone and IVL treatment before next round.
    IVF#4- April 2018 8 eggs, 7 fertilized/3 frozen
    FET #6- 1 embryo- 6/11/18- BFP on 6/21 Beta #1-446, Beta #2-1841 
    Confirmed singleton- 6/29/18 HB-157 EDD: February 22, 2019. It's a Boy!



    BabyFruit Ticker 
    LSatturo126
  • @halips oh right! Thanks mama! I'll keep you posted!
     *****Trigger Warning, Loss and Pregnancy Mentioned*****

    Married my best friend in 2013 (I was 33), After 1.5yrs of TTC got my first BFP naturally on 2/7/15 but ended in DNC on 4/14/15, not viable. In 2015 I was 35...Found out I had only one working ovary, which was DOR, with scar tissue and I ovulated at 7 days, with a small cervix opening and a tilted uterus... Needing an RE was a must.....IUI#1 Sept 2015,,, BFN IUI#2 Oct 2015,,,BFN IUI#3 Dec 2015,,BFN IVF#1 2/1/16- BFN IVF# on 3/29/16 retrieval only - 1 healthy chromosome tested embryo. IVF#3 retrieval 4/23/16- 0 healthy embryos. IVF#4 retrieval 6/17/16- 1 healthy embryo. FET#1-Transferred Both Healthy Embryos on 9/6/16 BFP!! 9/15/16 Beta 22.3, 9/17/16 Beta 60.5 & 9/19/16 Beta 195! 1st US on 9/23/16, only 1 Gast Sac & Yolk Sac found, US 9/30/16 US 6wk 1day saw and heard Heartbeat 120bpm!! EDD 5/25/2017 Had a healthy baby girl via CSection on 5/18/17 8lbs 15oz. Then four months later got pregnant naturally and had a healthy baby boy on 6/13/18 7lbs 6oz (at age 38). Needless to say, anything is possible! I'm keeping my signature open so it gives someone out there hope that anything is possible. Message me if you ever have any questions or just need someone to talk to. DON'T GIVE UP!

    halips
  • @LSatturo126 I'd bet most of us can relate to being worried about hearing a heartbeat. After everything we infertiles go though, it is nerve wracking! I still get nervous every time I go in for an ultrasound.
    About us:
    Me - 28, Lean PCOS
    DH - 31
    Married June 2010, TTC since March 2014
    Blog: ourbinarystar.com

    FET cycle #3 Transfer July 28th 2016, Triplets born healthy on February 26th 2017 at 33w1d!

    LSatturo126ADRIANAC1982halips
  • @LSatturo126  I second @AandDM2014 - I still get nervous every ultrasound, but am excited for you to hear that first heartbeat!

    @halips and @BlueEyedDreamer thanks for the info on the high risk situation, I will have to ask my OB about this as she hasn't mentioned any changes in my protocol compared to their norm, it would good to know going into things, rather than it being a surprise come delivery time!

    told my bosses at work today about being pregnant (news well accepted!), I know this is silly but I just feel like the more people I tell the more I may "jinx" us and I just wish I could relax and enjoy every moment with this little munchkin inside me...both DH and I feel with all the let downs with our fertility treatments in the past that we both can't let go that something might go wrong....I wonder do women who conceive naturally feel this anxiety?



    ******TW*****
    Me 39 DH44
    Married 8/2/14
    TTC 9/14
    Dx: PCOS, blocked L fallopian tube, suspect poor egg quality
    MFI (low #, poor morphology)
    IVF #1 9/15 Failed
    IVF #2 12/15 Failed
    1st DE FET  5/16-BFN :(
    2nd DE FET 7/18-BFP :)
    8/17 Baby HR 140/min EDD 4/6/17
    halips
  • @2legbaby I too would be interested in knowing if blissfully ignorant people also suffer with sometimes crippling fear about pregnancy. I know when we first started ttc I thought for sure we'd get pregnant right away. I mean, why wouldn't we?! And 2.5 years later, I'm still skeptical if my body will perform correctly.
    About us:
    Me - 28, Lean PCOS
    DH - 31
    Married June 2010, TTC since March 2014
    Blog: ourbinarystar.com

    FET cycle #3 Transfer July 28th 2016, Triplets born healthy on February 26th 2017 at 33w1d!

  • I'd like to be added! I am due May 20th.

    We had a crazy summer with a failed FET, BFP followed by a loss, and then this surprise BFP again. So far everything is looking great with this pregnancy.

    QOTW: Some people (close friends and immediate family) know but we are planning a family photo shoot where on pictures will say tie breaker coming May 2017 since we have B/G twins from previous FET.

    ~~~~~~~~~Siggy Warning~~~~~~~~

    Me~28 DH~27 

     6-12-2010  Miscarriage. 
    3-16-2012 D&C/Miscarriage.
     Blocked Left Tube. 
    Diminished Ovarian Reserve   
    MFI - Sperm Morphology 2%.  
    MTHFR 
     Abnormal Antiphospholipid Antibodies
    April 2013 ~  1st IUI attempt - 100 mg Clomid- Canceled
    May 2013  ~ 2nd IUI attempt -100 mg Clomid- Canceled
    June 2013 ~ 3rd IUI attempt - 100 mg Clomid+ Trigger+ Progesterone~BFN
     IVF/ICSI #1 May 2014 ~ Freeze All ~ Due to OHSS
     5/1/2014 ~ 22 retrieved, 12 fertilized, 3 frozen
    5/28/2014 ~ FET#1 ~ Transferred 2 Hatching Blasts
      6/1/2014~ **BFP**
    6/9/2014 Beta #1 ~ 1022
    6/12/2014 Beta #2 ~ 3099
    6/16/2014 Beta #3 ~ >5000
    6/19/2014 First U/S ~ TWINS!!!  
    1/7/2015 Twins born @ 34 weeks

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    AandDM2014teriulbrichthalips
  • @AandDM2014 man what I would give to be blissfully ignorant for a while!

    Welcome @chickyclg !

    ******TW*****
    Me 39 DH44
    Married 8/2/14
    TTC 9/14
    Dx: PCOS, blocked L fallopian tube, suspect poor egg quality
    MFI (low #, poor morphology)
    IVF #1 9/15 Failed
    IVF #2 12/15 Failed
    1st DE FET  5/16-BFN :(
    2nd DE FET 7/18-BFP :)
    8/17 Baby HR 140/min EDD 4/6/17
    AandDM2014
  • @LSatturo126 Im currently 9w4d and did not have a doubling beta but baby looks perfect now and Im hoping to HEAR the heartbeat on my next appt. At my 6wk u/s we were able to see the heartbeat. I wouldnt worry too much if you dont see it though because my RE said at 6wks plus is when you can see it. A few days makes a huge differnce. 
    LSatturo126
  • @LSatturo126 - My first ultrasound is a week from today. And I will be 6 weeks 5 days. I am sooo nervous about seeing the heart beat. I hope that my anxiety will go down a bit after we see that. FX that baby is being cooperative today and you see the heartbeat. 

    I think that a lot of people who conceive right away do not have this anxiety. I think a lot of it is that we all have a lot of money, time and pain invested in having this work. If it doesn't work it isn't fun to have it happen again. Most people its fun and intimate thing. For us we are more intimate with our RE and nurses than we are with our DH during this process. 

    **Trigger warning**

    Age: 25 DH: 28 Together since 2011, Married May 2014 and TTC since April 2015

    MFI (3% morphology) 

    3/16 - IUI with femara & ovidrel - BFN

    4/16 - IUI with femara & ovidrel - BFN

    6/16 IUI with femara & ovidrel - BFN

    8/19/16 - IVF - 

    • Retrieval 9/4
    • Transfer 9/6
    • 9/16 - BFP 1st Beta -110 
    • 9/20 - 2nd beta - 762
    • TWINS!!!! EDD 5/28/2017

    LSatturo126AandDM2014
  • @LSatturo126- YAY!! I hope you are able to relax a little after seeing that.

    **Trigger warning**

    Age: 25 DH: 28 Together since 2011, Married May 2014 and TTC since April 2015

    MFI (3% morphology) 

    3/16 - IUI with femara & ovidrel - BFN

    4/16 - IUI with femara & ovidrel - BFN

    6/16 IUI with femara & ovidrel - BFN

    8/19/16 - IVF - 

    • Retrieval 9/4
    • Transfer 9/6
    • 9/16 - BFP 1st Beta -110 
    • 9/20 - 2nd beta - 762
    • TWINS!!!! EDD 5/28/2017

    LSatturo126
  • @LSatturo126 Yay! Congrats on seeing a lovely heartbeat! Hopefully your next appointment isn't too far away!
    About us:
    Me - 28, Lean PCOS
    DH - 31
    Married June 2010, TTC since March 2014
    Blog: ourbinarystar.com

    FET cycle #3 Transfer July 28th 2016, Triplets born healthy on February 26th 2017 at 33w1d!

    LSatturo126
  • LSatturo126LSatturo126
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    @LSatturo126 Yay! Congrats on seeing a lovely heartbeat! Hopefully your next appointment isn't too far away!
    Next Friday will be 7wk US! Can't wait lol but hearing the heartbeat made me feel better but of course like @Knottie36622473 said, the worry doesn't go away. I'm thinking and praying that the Heartbeat will be there next week and stronger lol. Never ends!! It's like walking on egg shells. 
     *****Trigger Warning, Loss and Pregnancy Mentioned*****

    Married my best friend in 2013 (I was 33), After 1.5yrs of TTC got my first BFP naturally on 2/7/15 but ended in DNC on 4/14/15, not viable. In 2015 I was 35...Found out I had only one working ovary, which was DOR, with scar tissue and I ovulated at 7 days, with a small cervix opening and a tilted uterus... Needing an RE was a must.....IUI#1 Sept 2015,,, BFN IUI#2 Oct 2015,,,BFN IUI#3 Dec 2015,,BFN IVF#1 2/1/16- BFN IVF# on 3/29/16 retrieval only - 1 healthy chromosome tested embryo. IVF#3 retrieval 4/23/16- 0 healthy embryos. IVF#4 retrieval 6/17/16- 1 healthy embryo. FET#1-Transferred Both Healthy Embryos on 9/6/16 BFP!! 9/15/16 Beta 22.3, 9/17/16 Beta 60.5 & 9/19/16 Beta 195! 1st US on 9/23/16, only 1 Gast Sac & Yolk Sac found, US 9/30/16 US 6wk 1day saw and heard Heartbeat 120bpm!! EDD 5/25/2017 Had a healthy baby girl via CSection on 5/18/17 8lbs 15oz. Then four months later got pregnant naturally and had a healthy baby boy on 6/13/18 7lbs 6oz (at age 38). Needless to say, anything is possible! I'm keeping my signature open so it gives someone out there hope that anything is possible. Message me if you ever have any questions or just need someone to talk to. DON'T GIVE UP!

    AandDM2014
  • @LSatturo126 WOOOHOO! So happy for you lady! Love that little pic!
    *TW* Pregnancy/Loss Mentioned
    Me: 37 /PCOS DH: 37/no issues TTC: 7/13
    Started with RE 12/14; 3 failed rounds of clomid, started letrozole
    IUI #1 & #2- BFN
    IVF #1 - 9/15 Cancelled Day 9
    IVF #2- started stims 10/24  ER- 11/15 6 eggs- 5 fertilized/ 1 frozen
    FET #1 -1 embryo-12/9/15- BFN
    IVF #3- started stims 1/22/16  ER- 2/8 33 eggs(!)- 21 mature, all 21 fertilized - 6 snowflakes!
    FET #2- 2 embryos- April 4th-BFN
    ERA-June 8- results show need 12 addt'l hours of PIO
    FET #3-  2 embryos transferred August 14,2016  BFP! on 8/24! Beta #1-22  Beta #2-83 Beta #3-368 
    Confirmed singleton-Heartbeat on 9/19-160bpm! EDD: May 1, 2017, It's a girl!!
    Pre-term labor/loss-stillborn at 18w. 
    FET #4- 1 embryo-Aug 12th-BFP on 8/23 Beta #1-112 Beta #2-298 Beta #3-1010
    Confirmed Identicals!- Heartbeats seen on 9/8  Miscarriage on 9/18
    FET #5- 1 embryo- 1/12/18-BFN
    Lots of testing and finally determined I have elevated natural killer cells. Will begin prednisone and IVL treatment before next round.
    IVF#4- April 2018 8 eggs, 7 fertilized/3 frozen
    FET #6- 1 embryo- 6/11/18- BFP on 6/21 Beta #1-446, Beta #2-1841 
    Confirmed singleton- 6/29/18 HB-157 EDD: February 22, 2019. It's a Boy!



    BabyFruit Ticker 
    LSatturo126
  • @2legbaby I feel the same way! The more people we tell the more I may jinx us! We plan on telling everyone else in our families next week at my 14 week appt and I have all kinds of anxiety! 
  • Hi Everyone,

    I've been lurking and after some encouragement and a Xanax, I finally have worked up the courage to believe I am pregnant

    My embryo transfer was on 9/6 and my EDD is 5/25/2017. I will have my first US to check for viability on Tuesday (10/4). 

    QOTW:
    2 of my closest friends know (told them on Beta day), my parents know & now you guys.
    We don't plan on telling the in-laws until we have crossed 20 weeks and I probably will tell my huge family on the day I hold my baby in my arms because I am that insecure.

    With regards to the anxiety, I have an anxiety disorder diagnosis with other fun stuff and my meds aren't really helping a whole lot with respect to the IF related anxiety per se. My RE knows about my severe anxiety issues and has ordered 4 Betas so far and one more on Sunday to get me through to the first ultrasound.

    LSatturo126 's US really really made my day. Thank you so much for sharing! :)
    Wishing you all a very H&H  pregnancy!

    DH :  36, has Chronic Kidney Disease, on dialysis & is waiting on the transplant list (average wait for B+ is 5 years)

    Me:   36, Hypothyroidism, PCOS, BMI 32, need to be done with "child bearing" ASAP so that I can be a Kidney donor (was fun realizing we didn't as much time as we thought :-/ )

    We're TTC#1

    IUI #1 : 5mcg Letrozole (CD 3-7) + Ovidrel Trigger + Had the one follicle = BFN  (March 2014)

    IUI #2 : 5mcg Letrozole (CD 3-7) + 150 iu Bravelle on CD9 (after much begging!) + Had the one follicle = BFN (April 2014)

    7th May 2014 - changed REs, this one seems to care (we think....)

    IUI #3 : 7mcg Letrozole (CD 3- 7) + 75 iu Bravelle (CD 8-12) + CD12 Scan 5/16 + Had 3 follicles (2 under 15mm) = BFN(May 2014)

    IUI #4 : 7mcg Letrozole (CD 3- 7) + 75 iu Bravelle (CD 8-12) + CD12 Scan 5/16 + Had 1 follicle + DH gave best sample so far = BFN(June 2014)

    IVF#1 -  ER Only Cycle Sept-Oct 2014, 17  eggs Retrieved, 14 mature, 10 fertilized, 6 made it to Blast & post PGS  5 were not viable due to chromosomal abnormalities
    Not sure where we go from here...

    We're parents to two very adorable, bratty, affectionate & goofy Bernese Mountain Dog pups who would very much like a 2 legged baby brother or sister of their own!

    AandDM2014LSatturo126babylonghorn16
  • @ddvj79 Welcome! I'm glad you've decided to join us! I'll add you to the main post!
    About us:
    Me - 28, Lean PCOS
    DH - 31
    Married June 2010, TTC since March 2014
    Blog: ourbinarystar.com

    FET cycle #3 Transfer July 28th 2016, Triplets born healthy on February 26th 2017 at 33w1d!

    ddvj79
  • @ddvj79 Congrats being preggers!! Try to enjoy everything you can, I know easier said than done but getting even THIS far is a great accomplishment! GL on your US Tuesday! You'll def see and hear heartbeat. We both did our transfers the same day so we are both due 5/25/17! Hope you share your US too! Best of luck!
     *****Trigger Warning, Loss and Pregnancy Mentioned*****

    Married my best friend in 2013 (I was 33), After 1.5yrs of TTC got my first BFP naturally on 2/7/15 but ended in DNC on 4/14/15, not viable. In 2015 I was 35...Found out I had only one working ovary, which was DOR, with scar tissue and I ovulated at 7 days, with a small cervix opening and a tilted uterus... Needing an RE was a must.....IUI#1 Sept 2015,,, BFN IUI#2 Oct 2015,,,BFN IUI#3 Dec 2015,,BFN IVF#1 2/1/16- BFN IVF# on 3/29/16 retrieval only - 1 healthy chromosome tested embryo. IVF#3 retrieval 4/23/16- 0 healthy embryos. IVF#4 retrieval 6/17/16- 1 healthy embryo. FET#1-Transferred Both Healthy Embryos on 9/6/16 BFP!! 9/15/16 Beta 22.3, 9/17/16 Beta 60.5 & 9/19/16 Beta 195! 1st US on 9/23/16, only 1 Gast Sac & Yolk Sac found, US 9/30/16 US 6wk 1day saw and heard Heartbeat 120bpm!! EDD 5/25/2017 Had a healthy baby girl via CSection on 5/18/17 8lbs 15oz. Then four months later got pregnant naturally and had a healthy baby boy on 6/13/18 7lbs 6oz (at age 38). Needless to say, anything is possible! I'm keeping my signature open so it gives someone out there hope that anything is possible. Message me if you ever have any questions or just need someone to talk to. DON'T GIVE UP!

    ddvj79
  • @ddvj79 Welcome! We are so glad you joined us! I also have anxiety along with a depressive disorder. I've been seeing my psychiatrist regularly which is a great help. Hormones can affect our moods greatly, so please see your doc if your current meds aren't helping. I look forward to seeing your progress.
    *******
    Married Jan. 2014
    Me:36 DH: 39
    TTC since August 2014, Mild PCOS + uterine fibroids
    Myomectomy June 2015- 18 fibroids removed
    IVF #1, May 2016 = 32 eggs retrieved, 12 fertilized, 7 frozen, 3 PGS normal
    FET#2, July 2016 = one embryo transferred 
    TRIGGER
    BFP! Beta = 617
    Due date = 4/9/17
    Delivery date = 3/20/17
    ddvj79
  • Welcome @wifeinraleigh28! So glad you've joined us! I know it's still early, but we're here for you! And yes, you've calculated your EDD correctly based on the online ones I've used. I totally get your not wanting to share on social media. I did, but only after I warned the ladies I'm friends with who I know struggle with ttc.
    About us:
    Me - 28, Lean PCOS
    DH - 31
    Married June 2010, TTC since March 2014
    Blog: ourbinarystar.com

    FET cycle #3 Transfer July 28th 2016, Triplets born healthy on February 26th 2017 at 33w1d!

    wifeinraleigh28clt2pwm11
  • LSatturo126  - Congrats to you too :) Yes, I knew our transfers were the same day, been lurking on the IF Sep FET thread too but didn't want to jump in, because when I am anxious I have the "gift" for making every one else anxious. Best support I could give was not jump in :wink:  I got really upset for you when I saw your first beta# and was so so so thrilled that every thing was ok with your little one during the US :) 

    cmm012  - Thanks & Congrats to you :) I do have to see a psychiatrist (who specializes in pregnancy and IF) before every IF cycle generally. My previous FET, I literally was losing my mind because of the progesterone. So, this time we worked to ensure I had a good routine and had my dosage adjusted 3 months prior to the transfer & it has generally helped. As time passes, I can see the anxiety increasing as she said it would with pregnancy so, I will see her in a few weeks.

    Congratulations @wifeinraleigh28 !!!

    DH :  36, has Chronic Kidney Disease, on dialysis & is waiting on the transplant list (average wait for B+ is 5 years)

    Me:   36, Hypothyroidism, PCOS, BMI 32, need to be done with "child bearing" ASAP so that I can be a Kidney donor (was fun realizing we didn't as much time as we thought :-/ )

    We're TTC#1

    IUI #1 : 5mcg Letrozole (CD 3-7) + Ovidrel Trigger + Had the one follicle = BFN  (March 2014)

    IUI #2 : 5mcg Letrozole (CD 3-7) + 150 iu Bravelle on CD9 (after much begging!) + Had the one follicle = BFN (April 2014)

    7th May 2014 - changed REs, this one seems to care (we think....)

    IUI #3 : 7mcg Letrozole (CD 3- 7) + 75 iu Bravelle (CD 8-12) + CD12 Scan 5/16 + Had 3 follicles (2 under 15mm) = BFN(May 2014)

    IUI #4 : 7mcg Letrozole (CD 3- 7) + 75 iu Bravelle (CD 8-12) + CD12 Scan 5/16 + Had 1 follicle + DH gave best sample so far = BFN(June 2014)

    IVF#1 -  ER Only Cycle Sept-Oct 2014, 17  eggs Retrieved, 14 mature, 10 fertilized, 6 made it to Blast & post PGS  5 were not viable due to chromosomal abnormalities
    Not sure where we go from here...

    We're parents to two very adorable, bratty, affectionate & goofy Bernese Mountain Dog pups who would very much like a 2 legged baby brother or sister of their own!

    LSatturo126wifeinraleigh28
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