** First Trimester Check In Week of October 3rd ** — The Bump
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** First Trimester Check In Week of October 3rd **

This is a weekly check-in for those in their 1st trimester: weeks 1 through the end of week 13. We've all gone through a lot to get to this point so congratulations and best of luck to all of you over the next several months!

I'd like to try a more structured question section this week and get everyones opinion on it!

1. How far along are you and what is your EDD?
2. Which oh-so-lovely pregnancy symptoms are you having?
3. When is your next appointment?
4. Anything else you'd like to share?
QOTW: How has your infertility journey and being newly pregnant affected your day to day activities?

Congrats to all of the Mommies & Daddies to be:

@AandDM2014 EDD 3/10/17 TRIPLETS!
@Sunflower5678 EDD 4/6/17
@2legbaby EDD 4/6/17 BABY GIRL!
@jenn6782 EDD 4/7/17
@cmm012 EDD 4/9/17 BABY BOY!
@ale9687 EDD 4/11/17
@Rachnan EDD 4/13/17 BABY BOY!
@Knottie36622473 EDD 4/13/17
@ConstanceGoodspeed  EDD April '17
@babylonghorn16 EDD 4/16/17
@flanners1 EDD 4/17/17 TWINS! BABY BOY and GIRL!
@Happydays13 EDD 4/19/17 TWINS! GIRLS!
@frustrated and ttc EDD? TWINS!
@babymama619 EDD 4/30/17
@BornReady EDD 4/28/17
@ADRIANAC1982 EDD 4/28/17 
@halips EDD 4/30/17 
@Steff_99 EDD 4/30/17
@clt2pwm11 EDD 5/1/17
@teriulbricht EDD 5/1/17
@SanBL EDD 5/3/17
@BlueEyedDreamer EDD 5/5/17
@Tulumina EDD 5/5/17
@PNW12RN EDD 5/6/17
@kristynelson13 EDD 5/7/17
@cato99 EDD 5/9/17
@chickyclg EDD 5/20/17
@ddvj79 EDD 5/25/17
@LSatturo126 EDD 5/25/17
@kelrauh EDD 5/28/17
@wifeinraleigh28 EDD 6/4/17 BABY GIRL!

Let me know if you have any updates or need to be added!!
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!

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  • LSatturo126LSatturo126
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    edited October 2016
    Was getting worried this group wasn't going to get created this week lol Saw 2nd and 3rd trimester I was like " ahhh?? " lol.

    1)I'm 6weeks4days and 5/25/17.
    2)Starting to get nauseous if I don't eat after 2 hours. Pee like crazy lol. Very thirsty!
    3)This Friday will be my 7wk1day US, hope that HB continues to go higher and baby is bigger.
    4)Love our groups on here and again I thank you all for being so kind and giving me hope.

    QOTW: deprived sleeeeeeeep! Lol
     *****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!

    AandDM2014chickyclg
  • @LSatturo126 Sorry, I'm west coast, so I get up at like 10 east coast time. No one else wanted to take the board. If you'd like to take it starting next week, please feel free! It would be my last week anyway, so someone would need to do it starting the following week. (Also, before I started it didn't get posted until after 10am my time!)

    1. How far along are you and what is your EDD?
    I am 12 weeks 2 days today, but my EDD is 3/10/17

    2. Which oh-so-lovely pregnancy symptoms are you having?
    Hunger and sore breasts/nipples. I am so ready to cut my nipples off as they have been so aggravated this past week!

    3. When is your next appointment?
    Ugh, 10/11! It seems so far away!

    4. Anything else you'd like to share?
    If you haven't tried strawberry or blueberry eggos, I highly suggest it! I eat them plain, and they are so dang good!

    QOTW: How has your infertility journey and being newly pregnant affected your day to day activities?
    I used to be an avid runner, before infertility and IVF struck. I did manage to run through our IUIs, but once IVF started I had to completely give it up. Before this cycle I was also being really good about walking at least 30 minutes, 5-6 days a week, but then once I did the transfer and had my bedrest, I stopped and haven't started again.
    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!

    LSatturo126BornReadychickyclg
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  • @kelrauh I'd say most days I don't change out of my pjs. I too feel like doing any small amount of anything around the house is like running a marathon. Like putting away a load of dishes is enough to wipe me out! I hope Friday goes well for you!! Also, the beta calculating website that I used (and told me correctly "high chance of multiples") has "very high chance of multiples" with your numbers... You should be prepared for 2! It's this site, btw
    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!

  • 1. How far along are you and what is your EDD?
    Today is 5 weeks, 1 day! EDD is 6/4/17.

    2. Which oh-so-lovely pregnancy symptoms are you having?
    Occasional cramping and bloating, sore nipples, and headaches. I've felt nauseous a couple of times but nothing major. I know it's still kind of early for a lot of symptoms.

    3. When is your next appointment?
    10/18... feels SO FAR away!!!

    4. Anything else you'd like to share?
    @AandDM2014 I clicked on that link and entered in my beta numbers and it said high chance of multiples for me too! Man that would be a trip. We only transferred 1! I'm hoping it's just our one strong little embryo in there! :)

    QOTW: How has your infertility journey and being newly pregnant affected your day to day activities?
    I am trying to be super cautious about what I eat, but being newly pregnant there is so much I don't know and am not used to yet. Last night my in laws took us to a steakhouse to celebrate our good news, and there was hardly anything on the menu that I felt like I could actually order. It was all steaks (which I refuse to order well done... that's just wrong) or shellfish (which I recently learned is a no no). I ended up ordering chicken at a steakhouse which is something I don't think I have EVER done before! I am also a big sandwich eater, and now that I know that I can't have deli meats it is making lunch time VERY challenging. Don't get me wrong, I'm happy to have to deal with these challenges, but it has definitely affected my daily life haha.
    ***BFP & Child Warning***

    Me: 33, DH: 37 ~ TTC since 2014
    IUI #1-3 (Nov 2015, Feb 2016, May 2016) = BFNs
    IVF ER (July 2016) = 7 PGS normal embryos
    FET #1 (Sept 2016) = BFP! DD born 5/30/17
    FET #2 (April 2019) = BFN
    FET #3 (July 2019) = BFP! EDD 4/4/20
    AandDM2014chickyclg
  • @AandDM2014 - thanks for sharing that. My doctor also said that my numbers were quite high. I am as prepared for 2 as I think I can be at this point. If there is 2 it would explain my strong symptoms so early. How many did you transfer?

    **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

  • @kelrauh We transferred 3. I was figuring that since they were our worst three (they always thaw the two best, so these were the three least best looking), we'd be lucky to get one, especially since all our other transfers failed... but nope! As it shows in my siggy my numbers went from 976 to 7841 in just 5 days. I actually had to have the nurse repeat the number to me because I could not believe it!

    @wifeinraleigh28 Hmm, interesting... I hope it doesn't just say that for everyone... Oh, hmm. I just entered my previous beta numbers where I know it was just one, and it also said very high chance. Strange! I hear you on the eating thing. I'm supposed to do a low carb lifestyle thanks to my PCOS, but yeah that went right out the window! I've been lucky if I have like 1 full serving of veggies and fruit each day. I just can't stomach them yet. Fruit has gotten easier, but veggies are still pretty blah. I've had a few deli meat sandwiches, but only with meat that I'm very confident is okay, and I wouldn't get a sandwich from just anywhere. I think there is a balance that you'll find as the weeks go by.
    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!

    wifeinraleigh28babylonghorn16
  • Hi all
    12w6 days here, edd 4/11
    biggest symptom is the heightened sense of smell. Someone in my office keeps bringing in lunch that smells lot hot dogs and I have to force myself not to throw up. Also the dreams are crazy. The other night I dreamt I got my nipples pierced, when I woke up I felt them and they hurt so I was convinced i really did it. 
    Next ob apt is 10/12 and then we have our 3D sonogram on 10/13
    qotw: my biggest change is lack of working out. i went from 5-6 days a week to just walking. 
    AandDM2014LSatturo126wifeinraleigh28chickyclg
  • @ale9687 Your dream just made me bust out laughing! Now THAT would be something! :lol:

    @AandDM2014 Maybe it has to do with the rate of doubling? Apparently my HCG doubled in 34 hours and had a 168% increase in 48 hours. But I only have the 2 early betas for reference, so who knows. I wonder what the algorithm is based on! Oh and, I would LOVE if I could still eat some deli meats... I'll have to do some research.
    ***BFP & Child Warning***

    Me: 33, DH: 37 ~ TTC since 2014
    IUI #1-3 (Nov 2015, Feb 2016, May 2016) = BFNs
    IVF ER (July 2016) = 7 PGS normal embryos
    FET #1 (Sept 2016) = BFP! DD born 5/30/17
    FET #2 (April 2019) = BFN
    FET #3 (July 2019) = BFP! EDD 4/4/20
    AandDM2014
  • @wifeinraleigh28 I don't think deli meats are advised because of Listeria, but I would trust a reputable place like Panera, or prepackaged ones that were relatively new. I would not buy from the deli counter, even from a grocery store I trusted. Here is what the American Pregnancy association has to say about it: http://americanpregnancy.org/is-it-safe/deli-meats/
    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!

  • Hi all welcome to another week!! 
    1. Currently 10 weeks, due May 1st
    2. Had my first experience of crippling back pain, has anyone else experienced this? I woke up all through the night with sharp stabbing pain radiating all over my back.. 
    3. I have an appointment 12th October to have blood drawn for NIPT, other than that I have no dates for my next u/s etc
    4. I'm still taking anti-nausea mess and still feeling the effects of ms, but instead of all bad days, I do have some days that are better than others, I'm hoping this means I'll grow out of ms once 2nd tri hits. 

    QOTW 
    I think it's mostly affected my meals and I'm just so darn tired all the time. I never used to nap and now I rarely go a day without a nap hehe

    @ale9687 I hear you on the smell thing! 

    @wifeinraleigh28 I also crave ham sometimes!! On a nice fresh sandwich! Hehe
    **TW**
    Me & DH - 31
    TTC since December 2011
    Diagnosis: Unexplained, although mild polycystic ovaries (not syndrome) and irregular cycles
    2013/14: 6 rounds clomid,
    Aug 2015: IVF #1 = Antagonist Cycle: 100 Puregon and Orgalutran
                                     21 eggs collected, only 1 viable embryo, transferred but BFN
    July/Aug 2016: IVF #2 (with acupuncture) = 87.5 Gonal F and Synarel Spray 2xdaily
                                          ER 8/8, transferred 1 day 5 blastocyst 13/8, 2 frosties.
                                          Beta #1 = 85  Beta #2 = 242
                                          EDD 1st May 2017 *Baby Boy*

  • Ladies if you download OVIA pregnancy app, there is a whole list of what you should and shouldn't eat literally every food possible is on there. 
     *****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!

    wifeinraleigh28
  • @LSatturo126 Thank you for sharing that app! OMG this is the best food list I've ever seen!!!
    ***BFP & Child Warning***

    Me: 33, DH: 37 ~ TTC since 2014
    IUI #1-3 (Nov 2015, Feb 2016, May 2016) = BFNs
    IVF ER (July 2016) = 7 PGS normal embryos
    FET #1 (Sept 2016) = BFP! DD born 5/30/17
    FET #2 (April 2019) = BFN
    FET #3 (July 2019) = BFP! EDD 4/4/20
    LSatturo126
  • @wifeinraleigh28 and I so miss coldcuts!!
     *****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!

    wifeinraleigh28
  • ddvj79ddvj79
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    edited October 2016
    1. How far along are you and what is your EDD? 6 weeks4days and 5/25/17.(I didn't quite know this, just cheated off LSatturo126  ;-) )
    2. Which oh-so-lovely pregnancy symptoms are you having? - I've usually had insomnia issues, now apparently I fall asleep randomly without even knowing I do.
    3. When is your next appointment? 10/4/2017 - our viability US tomorrow 
    4. Anything else you'd like to share?
    I've always hated, really HATED Saltines but I seem to like them now which I find bizarre.

    QOTW: How has your infertility journey and being newly pregnant affected your day to day activities?
    I haven't worked out since my intense cramping and now the fatigue & can't say that's working out well for my anxiety :( I have to figure out a way to get back on schedule!

    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!

    LSatturo126
  • @teriulbricht Oh my gosh, that back pain sounds horrible! I think if it happens again you should probably contact your OB because that doesn't sounds quite normal. (btw, I just woke up from a lovely 3 hours in bed)

    @ddvj79 Narcolepsy? Yikes! Good luck tomorrow!!!!!

    AFM - I forgot to mention in my post this morning that I experienced my first pregnancy migraine this morning. Fun times. And I thought it had gone away, but then around 10:45 it was back with a vengeance. I'm hoping that now that I've had a nice long nap in the dark and cool, it'll stay 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!

    LSatturo126ddvj79
  • edited October 2016
    @ddvj79 GL with your appointment tomorrow! Please keep us posted!!

    @AandDM2014 Oh no, a pregnancy migraine?! I didn't know there was such a thing! I already get occasional migraines :cry: I hope you feel better soon!
    ***BFP & Child Warning***

    Me: 33, DH: 37 ~ TTC since 2014
    IUI #1-3 (Nov 2015, Feb 2016, May 2016) = BFNs
    IVF ER (July 2016) = 7 PGS normal embryos
    FET #1 (Sept 2016) = BFP! DD born 5/30/17
    FET #2 (April 2019) = BFN
    FET #3 (July 2019) = BFP! EDD 4/4/20
    ddvj79
  • @aanddm2014 I haven't had a migraine but I was getting at least 3-4 headaches a week early on. Hopefully this isn't a reaccurance for you!
  • Thanks @wifeinraleigh28 and @ale9687. I've had a few headaches so far, but nothing like this! It was so bad that I got up at like 2am to take two tylenol, and I had nasty tap water so I didn't have to open the fridge! I'm feeling better so far, and I'll probably ice my head again in a bit to be on the safe side. I read that it can be a sign of pre e in the second and third tri, so I definitely plan on mentioning it to my doc when I see him next Tuesday, though if it happens again I will email.
    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!

  • 1. 7 wks, 3 days
    2. Morning sickness and amazing exhaustion 
    3. I have a tentative OB appointment on Wed. and an RE appt. on Thursday

    QOTW: I feel like I am over analyzing everything.


    ~~~~~~~~~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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    LSatturo126
  • @ddvj79 wishing you all the best at your appointment tomorrow!

    1. 13 WKs 4days EDD 4/6/17
    2. Heartburn, constipation and sore ta-tas....oh and the peeing every hour thing too!
    3. 10/19
    4. Loving my little baby bump!
    QOTW: I think about this little munchkin first- I drive less aggressively and have toned down my road rage lol, I have backed off my schedule at work and won't do anything that I think could put me at risk, I watch what I eat more than I have ever before and try to limit exposure to as many chemicals as I can...it's awesome that I already feel so willing to make everything about her with no regrets!


    ******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
    AandDM2014LSatturo126ddvj79
  • 1. I am 9 weeks/2 days today
    2. Nausea and fatigue.  I keep telling my husband it feels like I am on chemo again (but this time we're growing something good, instead of killing something bad)
    3.  Just had an appointment today with an US to confirm our dates.  Baby looks like a little alien in one view, and a perfect gummy bear in another.  Unfortunately, he/she moved as they took the gummy bear picture, so he is more of a potato in that one. Next appointment will be on 10/7 with my new OB.  All done at the fertility clinic for this pregnancy!
    4. I'm having a hard time not telling people, but at the same time I'm convinced something will go wrong.  This just seems too good to be true, so we are waiting for the 'catch'.  My husband just found out he's getting a massive pay raise over the next 2 years (over 20%!!), so it feels a bit surreal in my life.  We're going to tell my mom and SIL on Saturday and I am really hoping to somehow get it on video.  They're going to totally freak out.
    Me: Age 40  Husband: Age 41
    Chemo killed my ovaries (along with a BRCA1 mutation, which causes DOR)
    4/30/13 ER just prior to chemo: 8 embryos frozen at 2pn. 2 survived to blasts/1 PGS normal

    4/16 ER cancelled on CD7: 1 follicle on L/ 0 follicles on R
    FET #1  7/13/16  BFN

    Super shocker +HPT 9/19
    Baby Alyce arrived 5/8/17

    Went forward with donor eggs from my sister for baby #2
    ER 4/24, 5 eggs fertilized/1 survived to blast and was chromosomally normal.

    FET 2/15 (my sister/donor's birthday!).  Beta 10dp5dt:172; beta 12dp5dt: 425

    My TTC/Cancer/Random thoughts blog:  http://www.dinktodiapers.blogspot.com/
    AandDM2014LSatturo126capps42613ddvj79
  • @PNW12RN Congrats on graduating! I hope your OB appointment goes well! Also awesome that your DH is getting a huge raise! That's always great!

    @2legbaby Congrats on being in the second tri (technically)! And it is amazing what we do for our LOs, even before they arrive.
    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!

    PNW12RN
  • ddvj79ddvj79
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    edited October 2016
    wifeinraleigh282legbaby  & @AandDM2014  , Thank you - I will post here after my appointment (1:00pm PST)

    AandDM2014 - Oh no!!! Migraines ?? I was told that's the one thing that gets better for chronic migraine patients during pregnancy... :(  I still haven't got one in the last 2 weeks (which is a record for me in the last 25yrs), I really really hope it eases up for you as well ! Take care...

    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!

    AandDM2014
  • @ddvj79 Yeah, it was a pretty uncomfortable one, especially since I couldn't take anything to help! Luckily it seems that a cold compress and a nap has helped. I haven't felt much pain since I got up, and practically none in the last few hours. I hope that was my first and last experience with one!
    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!

  • @AandDM2014 I was commenting yesterday that I hadn't had a headache all pregnancy which was huge for me - at the time I did have a headache but I blamed it on a busy day at work. The back pain is the first I've had to take painkillers since ER! As for an OB I'm kinda stuck in limbo land at the moment, in Australia most people go through the public system as health insurance covering pregnancy is really pricey, so I've kinda graduated from my FS but its not quite time to see the midwives yet. I still have contact with my nurse if required so I will check in if it happens again. I have a feeling it's something to do with me falling over yesterday and the hormone relaxin being in high levels in my body, but I'm just going off Dr Google for that :/
    Also, I hope your nap helped with your migraine, sounds awful!  

    @ddvj79 I am finding my food cravings, or rather aversions quite different to what I normally would eat, however even the thought of a dry cracker has me wanting to vomit! 

    @PNW12RN nice pay rise! I bet that's comforting knowing there's a baby on the way! 
    **TW**
    Me & DH - 31
    TTC since December 2011
    Diagnosis: Unexplained, although mild polycystic ovaries (not syndrome) and irregular cycles
    2013/14: 6 rounds clomid,
    Aug 2015: IVF #1 = Antagonist Cycle: 100 Puregon and Orgalutran
                                     21 eggs collected, only 1 viable embryo, transferred but BFN
    July/Aug 2016: IVF #2 (with acupuncture) = 87.5 Gonal F and Synarel Spray 2xdaily
                                          ER 8/8, transferred 1 day 5 blastocyst 13/8, 2 frosties.
                                          Beta #1 = 85  Beta #2 = 242
                                          EDD 1st May 2017 *Baby Boy*

    PNW12RN
  • @PNW12RN - Congrats on your DH's raise. I am in a similar situation. My DH just got offered his dream job. Things have been too good to be true in a few weeks time, FX that things actually work out.

    **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

    PNW12RN
  • @teriulbricht I haven't had back pain, but I have had intense rectal spasms and lightening crotch. 

    This week, I'm noticing myself getting winded very quickly. I'm in good shape and a healthy weight, but just walking up the stairs in my house leaves me breathing heavy. The nausea has gotten better, but food aversion is still pretty bad. I've also had some pretty gnarly headaches.

    I'm ten and one today. Our next appointment is next Wednesday. We are working on getting me new health insurance because I quit my job last June and the insurance runs out at the end of the month. Other than that, things are pretty good!
    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
  • @teriulbricht Oh my. I didn't know it worked like that in Australia. I hope you get to see a midwife soon! And the nap definitely did help. I felt so much better afterwards!

    @clt2pwm11 Lol about getting winded easily! That happens to me all the time, and we have 4 floors in our house! This morning DH came down to bed for some snuggles and I was laying on my left side. I literally rolled over onto my back and was breathing hard because it kinda made me winded.
    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!

  • Hi All!
    1. How far along are you and what is your EDD?
    9w6d- May 3rd

    2. Which oh-so-lovely pregnancy symptoms are you having?
    Exhaustion, heartburn, gas/bloating and achy boobs. My boobs have grown over half a cup size already and I was a small D to being with. It's not pleasant.  I'm also craving weird things. Saturday I HAD to have cornflakes and yesterdays I needed veggie lomein. And they tasted like the best meals I've ever eaten. And @al9687  I second the sense of smell. Work has been the hardest on that front.  I have been very fortunate to not experience any MS though. 

    3. When is your next appointment?
    Oct. 17th. I'll have the MaterniT21 blood draw then. 

    4. Anything else you'd like to share?
    I'm starting to outgrow some of the worry and moving on to the excitement. Don't get me wrong, I still check for blood every time I wipe and over analyze every twinge but I also find myself doing future planning and being really happy about it!

    QOTW: How has your infertility journey and being newly pregnant affected your day to day activities?
    I'm definitely less motivated now that I'm pregnant. My weekends used to be jam packed with chores and errands etc. But now I find myself sleeping in, staying in my pjs and being much lazier. I'm also more cautious of what I do, at home and at work that might affect baby. 
    *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 
    AandDM20142legbaby
  • @teriulbricht weeks 10, 11 and 12 I hard horrible tailbone pain. It felt like I needed to crack my bones but I couldn't. I read also it's from the relaxin. 

    @clt2pwm11 I hear you on getting winded so easily. By the end of this pregnancy I may be sleeping on the first floor! 
    clt2pwm11
  • edited October 2016
    @halips Glad to hear you haven't had any morning sickness! I'm hoping to follow in your footsteps :smiley:  Also, I feel you on the looking for blood thing. I know that weeks 4 and 5 can be pretty sensitive weeks for early m/c or c/p so I've been very paranoid every time I go to the bathroom. But the paranoia is slowly slipping away. I'm starting to get a good feeling about the future of my pregnancy, even though it's so early!
    ***BFP & Child Warning***

    Me: 33, DH: 37 ~ TTC since 2014
    IUI #1-3 (Nov 2015, Feb 2016, May 2016) = BFNs
    IVF ER (July 2016) = 7 PGS normal embryos
    FET #1 (Sept 2016) = BFP! DD born 5/30/17
    FET #2 (April 2019) = BFN
    FET #3 (July 2019) = BFP! EDD 4/4/20
    halipsLSatturo126
  • lurking since I got my first positive beta today..... the talk of high hcg and multiple has me freaked out a little - ha. I was always under the impression that there really wasn't a correlation. 

    Me: 38 | DH: 34 | Us: Married since April 2014 | TCC 20 months before IVF

    Me: unexplained infertility (AMA?) | DH: No issues

    1st IVF cycle with ICSI & PGS | ER 1/21  | FET  4/26, ectopic

    2nd FET 09/20 | BFP! | 6/8 due date

    AandDM2014ddvj79teriulbrichthalips
  • @MelD17011 I don't think there always is since the range is so vast for what is considered "normal", but I think that doubling times may have something to do with it. I hope once you feel ready you'll join us over here!
    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!

  • @MelD17011 Welcome and congrats on your positive beta!! Yes, like @AandDM2014 said it seems to have to do more with the doubling rate! But even that isn't always indicative of anything either :smile:
    ***BFP & Child Warning***

    Me: 33, DH: 37 ~ TTC since 2014
    IUI #1-3 (Nov 2015, Feb 2016, May 2016) = BFNs
    IVF ER (July 2016) = 7 PGS normal embryos
    FET #1 (Sept 2016) = BFP! DD born 5/30/17
    FET #2 (April 2019) = BFN
    FET #3 (July 2019) = BFP! EDD 4/4/20
    AandDM2014
  • So, here's my update for today:

    I am 6 weeks 5 days & had the viability US today. 
    The US was entertaining at best with sonographer going ""Look look, there's the baby's heartbeat"
    My husband & I going, "What ? Where?"
    She went pointing,  "there there", you get the idea.... So, we just took her word for it at the end. :)

    Anyways, they said the heart rate was 117bpm and anything  > 100bpm is acceptable.
    Then the NP came in started talking about scheduling OB appointments, which had me in a full blown panic attack , which was pleasant...   :|

    I have so been in the "one day at a time" mindset with IF that the second she started talking so much about OB, where I was going to deliver and all that...got too overwhelming, you guys understand. So it went down hill from there. I am feeling sane now, so worked up the courage and asked a friend to email a group for OB recommendations in Seattle.

    Hope every one else here had a saner day   :D

    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!

    LSatturo126
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    edited October 2016
    MelD17011  Congratulations !!! Welcome!! :smile:

    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!

  • @ddvj79 CONGRATS on hearing your baby'S heartbeat!!!! Amazing! :smiley:
    ***BFP & Child Warning***

    Me: 33, DH: 37 ~ TTC since 2014
    IUI #1-3 (Nov 2015, Feb 2016, May 2016) = BFNs
    IVF ER (July 2016) = 7 PGS normal embryos
    FET #1 (Sept 2016) = BFP! DD born 5/30/17
    FET #2 (April 2019) = BFN
    FET #3 (July 2019) = BFP! EDD 4/4/20
    ddvj79
  • Congrats @ddvj79! Yay!
    ******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
    ddvj79
  • Thanks ladies, off to see a chiro tomorrow to see if that will help a little. 
    @AandDM2014 yeah, maybe if I was considered high risk I'd be seeing an OB and seeing them frequently but it would be an out of pocket expense. I'm happy floating along for now. I'm not super anxious as I've had ms since 6wks and after seeing the heartbeat its relaxed me a little. 

    I also dont think I've welcomed all the new comers.. congratulations I hope it's a happy and healthy pregnancy for all of you. 
    **TW**
    Me & DH - 31
    TTC since December 2011
    Diagnosis: Unexplained, although mild polycystic ovaries (not syndrome) and irregular cycles
    2013/14: 6 rounds clomid,
    Aug 2015: IVF #1 = Antagonist Cycle: 100 Puregon and Orgalutran
                                     21 eggs collected, only 1 viable embryo, transferred but BFN
    July/Aug 2016: IVF #2 (with acupuncture) = 87.5 Gonal F and Synarel Spray 2xdaily
                                          ER 8/8, transferred 1 day 5 blastocyst 13/8, 2 frosties.
                                          Beta #1 = 85  Beta #2 = 242
                                          EDD 1st May 2017 *Baby Boy*

    LSatturo126
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