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***2nd Trimester Check-in, Week of October 3rd***

Tulips29Tulips29
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edited October 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:
@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! 
@mrygoround EDD 3/28/17 with 1 girl! 
@pdbird EDD 3/28/17 with 1 boy!
@2legbaby EDD 4/6/17 with 1 girl!

Congratulations @Griffin5413 and @emma61210 on moving on to the 3rd trimester! 

QOTW - What has been the most surprising/unexpected/funniest/touching response to your pregnancy announcement? 
***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 October 3rd***

  • Tulips29Tulips29
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    edited October 2016
    Good morning ladies! DH and I are back from our trip...we had a very relaxing vacation especially since this was our last long getaway before the baby comes. I'm so excited to be at 24 weeks now and reaching viability. Have my ultrasound and OB appointment tonight and hoping all's looking well. Baby boy has been moving around and I love feeling that ping inside me every time. I anxiously wait for them when he's more quiet. He's a big foodie and is into upbeat music...he wiggles around every time I eat or when he hears loud upbeat music. It's so amusing. :smile:  Also, my shower invite went out this weekend and I'm so excited! Already got a few e-mails that something has been purchased off the registry and I feel like a stalker checking it each time to see what items have been claimed. 

    QOTW - The funniest reaction was from my best friend's 6 year old son. We told him I have a baby in my belly just like his mom did recently. His response was "Really?! Did you go get this baby today?!" lol. Then he made the announcement for us to some of our other friends by asking them "Do you have a baby in your belly? Well she does" and he'd point to me. The most touching response was from my sister in law. She was so emotional when she found out, which got me all emotion and I actually saw my husband tear up too for the first time. I still cry every time I watch it back.
    ***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


    Griffin5413mrygoround
  • I'm glad you had a great trip @Tulips29 :)

    My next apt is on Thursday, no ultrasound but just a check in and my first measurement I think. We'll be 24 weeks on Friday so I'm definitely feeling that relief. Wee Boy is very active (unless Auntie A wants to feel him move and then he plays hide and seek.) He likes to wiggle around a lot when I first lay down for bed and then he settles in too. I haven't noticed any particular music that sets him off, but I sing a lot of Irish shanties in the car to him. The only time I noticed a real wiggle after food was when I had a jelly donut and then he went nuts! It was too funny.

    QOTW: One of my most favorite responses to our announcement was a friend from the Festival. She is not a super close friend but she is SO excited. When I asked for her address she was like "IS THIS FOR BABY SHOWER, OMG YES!" It really is touching that non-family is so happy for us.

    ---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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    Tulips29
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  • @dragonfaerie it's so fun to feel them move after certain foods. I also felt more movement after dessert this past week since I indulged on vacation and I don't usually have a lot of sweets on a regular basis. I told my husband this baby is already developing his sweet tooth. I can't wait until we can feel the movement from the outside so my husband can feel him too. He keeps asking every day but nothing yet. Although the other day I laid in bed with my hands firmly on my belly for quiet a while and I thought I felt a slight ping from the outside, but I'm not 100% sure. 
    ***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


  • Hi ladies... I'm 28 weeks at the middle of this week so I'm gonna post here but hope over to 3rd trimester too. Crazy to think that I'm already hitting 3rd!!! It's almost like I never thought this would get here. We are headed out to CA this weekend for our baby shower. I didn't want to travel out there later in the 3rd trimester. My mom has gone crazy planning this shower but she is so excited I've just stayed out of it and let her do her thing. No appointments until the 17th but I'm still feeling really good. Baby is moving around all of the time. He gets excited when I eat for sure and DH loves getting to feel him move. My brother's girlfriend is pregnant and they are due just 3 weeks after us and she is having a much rougher time than I am. I think she is a little bit more of a drama queen so that could be part of it but I'm super grateful that I apart from all of the hassle getting pregnant, the pregnancy itself has been pretty great. 

    QOTW: We have had so many people that have been supporting us through this journey that it's tough to pick 1. I think the sweetest things have been when our friends little girl likes to touch my belly or another girlfriends twins drew pictures for me. 
    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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    Tulips29chicandbubblymrygoround
  • Hi everyone. I can't believe I will be in third trimester next week. Second trimester went by super quick. Not too much to report. Going for my sugar test soon, traveling to Baltimore for work and staking my registry. Lol. 
    Tulips29
  • @Griffin5413 @Drove2u so excited for you ladies to be moving on to the third trimester and can't wait to join you there soon! 
    ***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


  • NurseTMD85NurseTMD85
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    edited October 2016
    Happy October!

    I have an OB appointment today and my anatomy scan tomorrow :smiley: You get so used to those frequent ultrasounds at the beginning so I can't believe it's been 2 whole months that I haven't seen my little girl! I can't wait!

    @Drove2u Safe travels! I'm in Baltimore and the whole city is going a little nuts out here since the O's just made it to the playoffs. Be warned. LOL. I also stalk my registry, so don't feel bad!

    @Tulips29 Glad you had a nice vacation! And at least you wait for the email. I literally check my registry everyday!! 

    @Griffin5413 Happy graduation! See you in a few weeks!

    @dragonfaerie My little one does backflips when I have sugar. Which I feel like is all the time. It's like I can't even control it.

    QOTW: I have a friend with a 2 1/2 year old that they're trying to get off of her "ninny". When she found out I was having a baby she told her mom "The baby can have my ninnys........... But then I'll need some new ones." I was dying! The kids reactions are the best :heart:
    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!!!!

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    Tulips29Griffin5413mrygoround
  • @NurseTMD85 I love kids' reactions, they are so innocent and funny. Enjoy your anatomy scan tomorrow, it's a fun one and it's great to see your little one during such a long scan, especially after such a wait! :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


  • So this week I have my glucose test on Thursday so I'm a little nervous about it. I was told to have the fruit punch flavor of the drink. What was everyone's experience who has had it done?
  • Congrats to the ladies moving on to third tri! So exciting. I had my anatomy scan last week and unfortunately we found out I have a two vessel cord (instead of three). I have to go back in ten days for another ultrasound.
    Other then being worried about that I am doing great. We decided on a crib and dresser so I am hoping to buy that this week- I am excited to get the nursery started.

    QOTW - I can't really think of one, but everyone for the most part has been very supportive and touching. One funny thing that happened is we told my friends little girl I had a baby in my tummy (she is 22 mos) and then she pointed at her stomach and said baby? And then she told every single one of our girlfriends that was over that they had a baby in their bellies. LOL. Little kids are so funny!

    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.


    mrygoround
  • @chicandbubbly what does the two vessel cord mean? Does it post any risks? Hoping it's nothing serious! 

    @ultratomato I don't have experience with this but mine will be in 2 weeks so I'd love some feedback too. From what I'm hearing the drink isn't bad, it just tastes like sweet soda. My doctor the only thing is not to eat 1 hour before the test but not to restrict your diet by much. He said a lot of people completely cut out carbs before the test and actually fail it as a result. He said to eat a well-balanced diet of proteins, veggies and carbs and just not to indulge in desserts and sugars. FX your test goes 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


  • Tulips29Tulips29
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    edited October 2016
    I just got back from my ultrasound and OB appointment. Baby is looking good, but I was told I have complete placenta previa. I go back in 4 weeks to check on it again, but chances are slim to none that it'll change. This means I will have a scheduled c-section by 37.5-38 weeks. Which falls right in between of my birthday and DH's birthday as we're exactly a week apart. It'll be a busy month for sure! 
    ***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
  • @tulips29 Basically the umbilical cord usually has three vessels (two arteries and one vein) mine only has two (one artery, one vein). The risks are mainly with growth so I will have to be closely monitored. And my Dr wants to look closer at some of the organs because they sometimes can have problems because of the two vessel cord. Thank you for your support, sorry about placenta previa, I hope it moves!! 

    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.


    Griffin5413
  • @chicandbubbly oh, I see. Really hoping it won't cause any problems and the baby will develop like he should! At least you will be closely monitored to make sure all is well. And thank you as well, unfortunately it doesn't look promising like this placenta will move at this point. 
    ***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 and @Drove2u congrats on graduating to 3rd trimester soon! Time is flying!

    @chicandbubbly I hope the next 10 days fly by for you and you get good news at your next US. Getting the nursery set up sounds like a good distraction.

    @Tulips29 When did your OB notice your placenta location? Sending positive thoughts for your next ultrasound as well.

    I have my 2nd OB visit this week and I'm not sure what to expect. They probably told me, but I can't remember. They gave me so much info during that first visit. It seemed like we talked for an hour before the actual physical exam. I hope there isn't another pelvic exam because the last one was brutal (I was still sensitive from progesterone).

    QOTW: Everyone we've told has been so excited for us and supportive and it makes me so emotional. We're not planning to do a formal announcement, but I'm sure once I start to show more and tell more people, it will be tough to keep my mascara on throughout the day. :)

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    IVF/FET with PGS
    EDD March 28, 2017
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    chicandbubbly
  • @Tulips29 - I moved over from the 1st tri board last week and need to be added to your initial list above. My due date is 3/28/17 and I'm having a boy.

    Been super busy with work, my DS's upcoming birthday, and life in general. Feeling OK, had a bout of a 24 hour bug or something (small fever, chills, vomiting) last night. Other than that, just tired and in that in between phase of my clothes and maternity clothes. Next ultrasound is my 19 week anatomy scan on 11/1. Need to make an appt with the nutritionist per the doctor. Other than that, chugging away and wishing March came sooner!

    QOTW: Best reaction to our announcement was when we told our 5 yr DS that he was going to be a big brother to a little brother. His face lit up like it was Christmas morning and he opened the best gift. I'm a little worried that he won't have the same reaction when the baby is actually born, which is totally understandable. But he has no idea what's coming his way! ;)


    Me: 37 DH:41
    10/2009 - TTC#1 Stopped BCP! Let's DO this!
    1/2010 - BFP (Natural) --> 10/2010 - DS born! Yay!
    12/2010 - DH diagnosed with stage 3B testicular cancer. #cancersucks
    10/2011 - Complications with DH and lymph nodes in groin area removed. No longer able to ejaculate.
    1/2014 - TTC#2 - IUI#1. No luck. Findings: DH sperm did not survive freeze. RE recommends IVF with ICSI.
    3/2014 - IVF Cycle #1 Started BCP
    4/2014 - Lupron, Gonal-F, and Menopur
    5/7/2014 - ER day (25 eggs retrieved, 15 mature)
    5/10/2014 - 6 fertilized, 3 embryos frozen - one grade A and two Grade B. Plan was to grow out to blastocyst stage but rest of eggs arrested by day 3. Decided to freeze on day 3.
    2/9/2016 - FET #1 with Grade A (8 cell - 3 day embryo); 2/20 - Beta was <5. BFN.  :/ Waiting for period and start next FET.
    7/8/2016 - FET #2 with Grade B (8 cell - 3 day embryo), fingers crossed this one sticks. :)
    7/19 - Beta was 74. BFP!!!!; 7/21 - Beta was 182; 1st U/S on 8/2; 2nd U/S on 8/16 :)

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    mrygoroundchicandbubbly
  • @ultratomato - I've had the orange one which tasted like Fanta Orange soda and I've had the lemon lime (which I didn't like as much, but chugged it down like I was playing a drinking game). It tasted like Mountain Dew, which I hate! I've never had the fruit punch, but it sounds good. My suggestion is to try to dink it as fast as you can without tasting it. I see women nursing it and I'm like, "I want to get this done!" so I chug. Mind over matter. Good luck!!

    Me: 37 DH:41
    10/2009 - TTC#1 Stopped BCP! Let's DO this!
    1/2010 - BFP (Natural) --> 10/2010 - DS born! Yay!
    12/2010 - DH diagnosed with stage 3B testicular cancer. #cancersucks
    10/2011 - Complications with DH and lymph nodes in groin area removed. No longer able to ejaculate.
    1/2014 - TTC#2 - IUI#1. No luck. Findings: DH sperm did not survive freeze. RE recommends IVF with ICSI.
    3/2014 - IVF Cycle #1 Started BCP
    4/2014 - Lupron, Gonal-F, and Menopur
    5/7/2014 - ER day (25 eggs retrieved, 15 mature)
    5/10/2014 - 6 fertilized, 3 embryos frozen - one grade A and two Grade B. Plan was to grow out to blastocyst stage but rest of eggs arrested by day 3. Decided to freeze on day 3.
    2/9/2016 - FET #1 with Grade A (8 cell - 3 day embryo); 2/20 - Beta was <5. BFN.  :/ Waiting for period and start next FET.
    7/8/2016 - FET #2 with Grade B (8 cell - 3 day embryo), fingers crossed this one sticks. :)
    7/19 - Beta was 74. BFP!!!!; 7/21 - Beta was 182; 1st U/S on 8/2; 2nd U/S on 8/16 :)

    BabyFetus Ticker
  • @pdbird welcome and congratulations on your little boy! I added you to the list :smile:

    @mrygoround they told me my placenta was low at 15 weeks when I had a bleeding episode and had an ultrasound to check it out. This was confirmed again at my anatomy scan at 20 weeks but I was told it was still early enough and the placenta can change it's position. Now at 24 weeks it's still low and this time I was told it's complete placenta previa and chances of it moving are slim to none, but they will check again in 4 weeks. Also found out bleeding is more common with placenta previa, the baby can kick it easier and no sex is allowed at all. 
    ***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


    pdbird
  • @ultratomato - I had the orange flavor and it really wasn't that bad. I kept mine in the fridge all day before I had to drink it and that helped alot. It does taste more like a really sweet soda. I'm not a big fruit punch fan which is why I chose that. 
    @Tulips29  - sorry to hear about the placenta previa. The good thing is that they are closely monitoring that and it's got to be pretty exciting to have a date of when you are actually going to meet your LO!
    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 it could be worse, that's what I keep telling myself. As long as my baby is ok, that's all that matters. And you're right, if I have a scheduled c-section, I'll know exactly when I'll be meeting him so it's exciting :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


    Griffin5413mrygoround
  • @Tulips29 - the planner in me would almost love to have my OB tell me that we have to schedule a c-section so I would know exactly when Baby Griffin was going to get here. lol... will be praying that everything continues to go well with pregnancy for you though and that your little one continues to progress exactly how he is supposed to!
    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 very true! And thank you! Congrats for officially being in the 3rd trimester today :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


  • @Tulips29 I hope baby aims their kicks elsewhere and your remaining weeks are uneventful! 

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    EDD March 28, 2017
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    Tulips29chicandbubbly
  • @mrygoround you and me both girl! :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


    mrygoround
  • Anyone else have leg cramps? The last two nights I woke up with the worst charley horse!!! Any advice for dealing with them? 

    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 unfortunately I read they are common and I don't have any remedies for dealing with them. I got a charley horse 2 nights ago too and it sucked. Last night I woke myself up stretching my legs out and almost got one again so I quickly stopped. Not sure if there's a way to stop them. 
    ***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 @Tulips29 Oh my gosh, those stupid Charlie horses! I got one in both legs a few nights ago from stretching in my sleep, talk about a rude awakening! Potassium/magnesium are supposed to help with cramping, but I'm not sure if we are allowed to take extra. So eat bananas! :) Stretching before bed has helped me when I remember to do it. I've also read that drawing circles with your toes both directions throughout the day just helps with blood flow.

    ---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 realized I never checked in this week, everything is going good, knock on all the wood, it's been a week since any blood!!! Saturday will be 26 weeks and I'm starting to relax, I think we may even make the announcement to our extended group of friends that do not yet know! 

    I have been getting the Charlie horses too, and the mostly happen while I'm stretching in bed. So not fun. There is usually a dog or two sleeping on my legs at that time as well. Bananas are the way to go I hear. And water.

    Qoft: we have been waiting for this for so long and our close friends a family knew when we would be hearing our beta results, so we have not really had any out of the ordinary reactions, but everyone has been so supportive it's been awesome! 
    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
  • @chicandbubbly I think you may need to drink more water if you are getting the leg cramps or Charlie horses. Also eat a banana that may help too 
  • Hey @Tulips29! I am 14 weeks today (yay!!!!!) and would like to be added to the board. My EDD is 4/6/17 and we are having a little girl!

    It's so great to see so many familiar names on this board!

    QOTD: I think the most touching response was at my RE office. My nurse from my two IVF cycles requested to be present for our ultrasound and when we saw the heartbeat she was crying as much as I was! When we got dressed and stepped out all the nurses we had worked with were there to give us hugs, several with tears in their eyes....after 2 years in their office they were genuinely so happy for us it was amazing!
    ******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
    NurseTMD85Tulips29dragonfaeriemrygoround
  • Thanks ladies for the tips! Glad I am not alone with the leg cramps ugh!! 

    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.


  • @2legbaby woohoo, welcome to 2nd tri! I added you to the list :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


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