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First Trimester Check-In: February 6 **New Leader Needed Pls**

JWatt5JWatt5 member
edited February 2017 in Pregnant after IF
Welcome to those who are new to this board!! 
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! 

1. How far along are you? 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: Are you planning (if you don't already know) to find out the sex? 

Note: When you graduate up to the 2nd Trimester (woo hoo!!), write a quick post letting us know you are leaving. I want to keep the list updated, but don't want to delete names prematurely! smile                         

Mommies to be:  
@JWatt5 EDD 8/13/17
@carafeick  EDD 8/15/17
@DDRGirlie EDD 8/16/17 TWINS!!
@Stars2016 EDD 8/24/17 
@tiffanyw1783 EDD 8/30/17 TWINS!!
@tiffavis12 EDD 8/30/17
@Isthisthereallife EDD 8/30/17
@oxinfree EDD 9/3/2017
@harleyquinn0621  EDD 9/6/17
@omarismyhomeboy EDD 9/8/17
@hopetobeashraderfamily  EDD 9/12/17
@Kp214 EDD 9/27/17
@SanBL EDD 10/11/2017
@lady_grey EDD 10/13/2017
Me: 37 DH: 37 - Married 10.2015 ❤️ Canadian 
DX: Endometriosis - Stage 4, DOR, RPL
TTC #1 07.2015
03.2016 - Natural BFP - MC 5w4d
04.2016 - Natural BFP - Chemical
10.2016 - IUI w/ Injections #1 = IUI Cancelled (cyst/no mature follicle)
11.2016 - IUI w/ Injections #2 = BFP, EDD 08.2017 - It's a BOY!
TTC #2 06.2019
08.2019 - IUI w/ Injections #1 = Chemical
09.2019 - IUI w/ Injections #2 = BFN
10.2019 - IUI w/ Injections #3 = BFN
01.2020 - IUI w/ Injections #4 = BFN
08.2020 - Natural BFP - MC 9w5d
11.2020 - IVF Retrieval - 3AB & 4BB
05.2021 - FET #1 = BFP, EDD 02.2022 - It's a BOY!

       

Re: First Trimester Check-In: February 6 **New Leader Needed Pls**

  • Hi Everyone - I'll be moving to the Second Trimester board next week!! So if someone could volunteer to post this thread each week that would be great!
    Me: 37 DH: 37 - Married 10.2015 ❤️ Canadian 
    DX: Endometriosis - Stage 4, DOR, RPL
    TTC #1 07.2015
    03.2016 - Natural BFP - MC 5w4d
    04.2016 - Natural BFP - Chemical
    10.2016 - IUI w/ Injections #1 = IUI Cancelled (cyst/no mature follicle)
    11.2016 - IUI w/ Injections #2 = BFP, EDD 08.2017 - It's a BOY!
    TTC #2 06.2019
    08.2019 - IUI w/ Injections #1 = Chemical
    09.2019 - IUI w/ Injections #2 = BFN
    10.2019 - IUI w/ Injections #3 = BFN
    01.2020 - IUI w/ Injections #4 = BFN
    08.2020 - Natural BFP - MC 9w5d
    11.2020 - IVF Retrieval - 3AB & 4BB
    05.2021 - FET #1 = BFP, EDD 02.2022 - It's a BOY!

           
    harleyquinn0621
  • JWatt5JWatt5 member
    edited February 2017
    1. How far along are you? What is your EDD? 13w, 1d - August 13 2017
    2. Which oh-so-lovely pregnancy symptoms are you having? Constipation, round ligament pain and headaches!
    3. When is your next appointment? Tomorrow - I have the NT Scan.
    4. Anything else you'd like to share? I think my uterus moved up out of my pelvis over the weekend - I'm more "round" now and can't suck it in. Also had a bit of pelvic pressure and worse round ligament pain. Guess I know tomorrow!

    QOTW: Are you planning (if you don't already know) to find out the sex? Definitely finding out. Not so much for the pink vs blue (but I do have different paint picked out for boy or girl) but I think it'll help me connect more and I like to prepare for things. I'm thinking it's a boy - that's what I "feel" and the last ultrasound pic, the genitalia looked more male than it did in the last one. hehe. But who knows right, just have to wait and see.,

    Edited because I had 12 weeks...I'm 13 weeks haha maybe in denial/shock over that!
    Me: 37 DH: 37 - Married 10.2015 ❤️ Canadian 
    DX: Endometriosis - Stage 4, DOR, RPL
    TTC #1 07.2015
    03.2016 - Natural BFP - MC 5w4d
    04.2016 - Natural BFP - Chemical
    10.2016 - IUI w/ Injections #1 = IUI Cancelled (cyst/no mature follicle)
    11.2016 - IUI w/ Injections #2 = BFP, EDD 08.2017 - It's a BOY!
    TTC #2 06.2019
    08.2019 - IUI w/ Injections #1 = Chemical
    09.2019 - IUI w/ Injections #2 = BFN
    10.2019 - IUI w/ Injections #3 = BFN
    01.2020 - IUI w/ Injections #4 = BFN
    08.2020 - Natural BFP - MC 9w5d
    11.2020 - IVF Retrieval - 3AB & 4BB
    05.2021 - FET #1 = BFP, EDD 02.2022 - It's a BOY!

           
    omarismyhomeboy
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  • @JWatt5  - I can take it over I suppose... I'm sure I can figure it out ;) ps. funny how we just have a gut feeling about gender. I'm not one for pink/blue either but agree about connection. <3 good luck at your appointment tomorrow!

    1. How far along are you? What is your EDD? 10w1d today, Due Sept 3rd

    2. Which oh-so-lovely pregnancy symptoms are you having? I've been feeling pretty normal again. Specific food cravings (love me some strawberries and potatoes... not together haha), some fatigue, and random bouts of very mild nausea but for the most part doing well. 

    3. When is your next appointment? Not until February 21st GAH... seems so far away!

    4. Anything else you'd like to share? I bought an at home fetal doppler. Second try looking for heartbeat today and still no success. Don't like to try for too long but very anxious that I haven't found anything. Just want reassurance that all is well... will try again Thursday maybe if I can hold off until then... I'm just so constantly anxious about baby's progress. Infertility ruined me. Side note, I went golfing yesterday for the first time since our transfer... first bit of activity since our cycle so took it really easy. Felt really good to get out but I took it sooooo easy (and thus played horribly) because I'm paranoid of hurting this pregnancy. I'm probably being stupid and paranoid but I can't help it.

    QOTW: Are you planning (if you don't already know) to find out the sex? Yes!!! And we just can't wait!! At our Feb 21 appointment we're doing the non-invasive genetic testing (blood test) and will have the results shortly thereafter. Though my gut is already telling me girl! Can't wait to start brainstorming names.
    ---
    Started TTC April 2011
    Me: 32, DH: 32
    Diagnosis: Endometriosis

    • 2012 - 3 Rounds clomid - all BFN
    • 2013 - 1 Fresh IVF with 2 day 3 embryos - BFN
    • 2014 - 1 Frozen IVF with 2 day 5 embryos - BFN
    • Took a long break, continuing trying naturally
    • Feb 2016 - Biopsy = Endo, DH sperm improved from 1% to 6% morphology
    • March 2016 - Fresh IVF cycle with acupuncture & intralipids: 20 eggs retrieved (17 mature), 7 ICSI'd fertilized, 9 naturally fertilized. 16 total embryos!
    • April 8th - 2 embryos (1ICSI and 1 Natural) transferred. (7 blastocysts frozen), April 18th - Beta = BFN
    • Sept 23rd - Lupron Depot Injection for Endo control
    • Nov 15th 2016 - Started daily Lupron Injections for upcoming FET
    • Nov 22 - Baseline US/BW - Intralipid Infusion - Start Meds for FET with immune protocol
    • Dec 16th FET transfer of 3 embryos (1 - AA, 2 - BB)
    • TW below
    • Dec 22nd - first ever bfp (very faint lines FRER & cheapie)
    • Dec 27th Beta = 192, Dec 29th Beta = 379
    • EDD - Sept 5th 2017

    - - -
    I'm a YouTube vlogger who talks about Infertility, IVF and Endometriosis. Check it out here!
    Follow along at http://liv4today.blog
    Instagram @liv4todayvlog 


    JWatt5
  • 1. How far along are you? What is your EDD?
    10w5d edd 8/30
    2. Which oh-so-lovely pregnancy symptoms are you having? Tired not as much as I was but still tired by the end of the day. Bouts of nausea but nothing crazy.
    3. When is your next appointment? Feb 20th first appointment with my OB 
    4. Anything else you'd like to share? So ready for gender I keep leaning girl. I like to plan and want to start scheming for nursery themes. 

    QOTW: Are you planning (if you don't already know) to find out the sex? Oh yes especially since going thru the fertility process I want to know so I can be prepared and have their room decorated. 

    @oxinfree it took me 4 days of trying with my at home doplar till i finally found the heartbeat. Its still very quiet but I found it. I got it to the righy of my belly button all the way down against my pelvic bone with the prob angled under my bone
    oxinfree
  • 1. How far along are you? What is your EDD? 9 weeks, 3 days, EDD September 8
    2. Which oh-so-lovely pregnancy symptoms are you having? So, I had some super insane heart burn last night. I have had a little heartburn in the past few weeks but nothing like this! I ended up throwing up, even though I wasn't very nauseated. How weird!
    3. When is your next appointment? Wednesday! I have my first appointment with my OB, after graduating from our clinic last week. So grateful and anxious to see the little bean again. 
    4. Anything else you'd like to share? ...my pants are NOT fitting like the used do, and I'm only 9 1/2 weeks. I'm not so sure its the baby's fault....I'm thinking carbs  :#

    QOTW: Are you planning (if you don't already know) to find out the sex?  Yes and I am so excited! We are planning on doing the early non-invasive blood screen for Down Syndrome and Sex...husband and I are both *convinced* it's a girl, as are a couple of my friends-- based on nothing, of course, but these vibes are SO STRONG. I'm going to be very confused if its a boy!  :D But healthy is the only thing I'm aiming for. 
    ***TW***
    DH & I both 34.
    8/16: IVF, antagonist protocol 
    21 eggs | 9 blasts | 7 normal through PGS
    10/16: FET  = BFN  :(
    12/16: Surprise natural BFP 
    Beta 1: 177 | Beta 2: 483 | Beta 3: 8,755 | Beta 4: 39,007. Baby born 9/5/2017

    NOW on sibling journey. 
    2/20: FET = BFN :(
    4/20: Surprise COVID BFP

    oxinfree
  • 1. How far along are you? What is your EDD? 10w5d August 30
    2. Which oh-so-lovely pregnancy symptoms are you having? Peeing, all the time! Vivid dreams. I'm finally starting to get my energy back. 
    3. When is your next appointment? Friday! We have our last first trimester ultrasound with our RE. Can't wait to see the little peanut before we wont get to see him/her for a while!
    4. Anything else you'd like to share? My DH is so good at finding the baby's heart rate with the doppler. Like @tiffavis12 said, we have to be right at the pelvic bone, almost under it. Although it seems like the baby moved up a little higher yesterday. 

    QOTW: Are you planning (if you don't already know) to find out the sex? Yes! So excited. Our blood test with the OB is on the 13th. Hopefully results wont take too long! 
    **TW**
    Me: 31, DH:33
    TTC since October 2015: MFI
    Summer 2016: 3 IUI's: BFN
    October 2016: Switched RE's and began IVF cycle 
    December 2016: Retrieved 13 eggs, 12 mature, 9 fertilized with ICSI. 5 day ET of 2 blasts with 4 frosites left. BFP!!!! EDD: 8/30/2017 
    August 25, 2017: It's a Girl!!
    April 12, 2019: FET, BFP!!! Baby BOY EDD: 12/29/2019
    tiffavis12
  • 1. How far along are you? What is your EDD? 11 weeks and 4 days- EDD is 8/24
    2. Which oh-so-lovely pregnancy symptoms are you having? Still pretty tired and headaches have been starting
    3. When is your next appointment? February 13th
    4. Anything else you'd like to share? We just found out my grandma is going to pay for our nursery furniture for us. I am so incredibly thankful! We decided to browse Babies R Us and Buy Buy Baby this weekend to start wrapping our heads around what we need to get and were shocked by nursery furniture prices!

    QOTW: Are you planning (if you don't already know) to find out the sex? Yes! I couldn't imagine waiting until August to find out. I had PGS testing done so we already have our envelope with the gender in it and are finding out at our gender reveal party on 2/25.
    omarismyhomeboylady_greyoxinfree
  • 1. How far along are you? What is your EDD? 6w, 5d- 9/27/17
    2. Which oh-so-lovely pregnancy symptoms are you having? Morning sickness has ramped up. 
    3. When is your next appointment? 2/16, hopefully last one with my re. I'm ready to graduate!  
    4. Anything else you'd like to share? I've been trying to do some Pilates but my stomach feels fuller/rounder than usual. DH says it doesn't look bigger. Oh well. 

    QOTW: Are you planning (if you don't already know) to find out the sex? 
    We know it's a boy. We've been thinking of baby names. DH love the band Genesis and Peter Gabriel. I don't like them and find the music an assault on the ears. He wants to use Gabriel in our son's name.  It sounds great, but I really don't want to tell our son he was named after Peter Gabriel. 
    Me:32 DH:36
    Me: DOR, poor egg quality, MTHFR
    DH: MFI
    TTC since 3/2014
    2015: 3 IUI's-BFN
    12/2015: 1st IVF cycle-(9 follicles retrieved, 5 mature, 3 fertilized w/ICSI, transferred 1 excellent and 1 good embryo on day 3)-chemical pregnancy
    3/2016: 2nd IVF cycle- canceled (3 follicles retrieved, 3 mature, all fertilized w/ICSI, 1 fragmented, 2 arrested) 
    3/2016: RE suggested donor eggs- taking an ivf break and to supplement 
    9/2016: 3rd ivf cycle-cancelled due to early ovulation
    Oct./Nov 2016: 4th ivf cycle- EPP-AFC:5, retrieved 10, 10 mature, 8 fertilized with ICSI, 6 blastocysts biopsied and frozen. 3 CCS normal embryos
    1/9/17: transferred 1 embryo-BFP 1/16
    1/18/17: beta #1-104
    1/20/17: beta #2-174
    2/2/17: first u/s, heartbeat of 107 at 6w1d
    7/20/17: baby boy born at 30+3 via emergency c-section 


    JWatt5DDRGirlie
  • Good luck @JWatt5! Can't wait to see you over ond 2nd Tri!

    1. How far along are you? What is your EDD? 9w today, due Sept 12
    2. Which oh-so-lovely pregnancy symptoms are you having? Fatigue, no appetite, overall blah-ness. I've lost 5lbs (this is not a bad thing! I'm a plus-size mom-to-be)
    3. When is your next appointment? Feb 16 with a new dr, an MFM.
    4. Anything else you'd like to share? I just can't seem to get motivated. I'm so tired all the time. Also I got a doppler and can't find the baby's HB. Going to try again later this week. Fingers crossed!

    QOTW: Are you planning (if you don't already know) to find out the sex?  Yes! We're doing the non-invasive genetic screening and we'll find out shortly after that. DH & I think it's a boy. 
    *TW below*
    Me: 40 DH: 38
    TTC since November 2012
    BFP IUI Cycle 2 Dec 2016
    Baby Boy Due Sept 12 2017
    Elias (Eli) born 9/2/17 at 7:07pm weight 8lbs 10oz and 20.5 inches long!!


  • Hello! I'd like to join if you don't mind. I'm 4w6d and because my betas were quite high (637 at 10dp5dt and 4731 at 14dp5dt), I get to have an early US this Friday at 5w2d!!! Did anyone get an US that early? 

    Congrats @Jwatt5 on moving on to the second trimester!!

    1. How far along are you? What is your EDD?
    4w6d, Oct 11
    2. Which oh-so-lovely pregnancy symptoms are you having?
    I'm just tired for now, not so bad, but it's so early...
    3. When is your next appointment? 
    This Friday!! First US! Can't wait to see how many babies are in there!
    4. Anything else you'd like to share?


    QOTW: Are you planning (if you don't already know) to find out the sex?
    For sure! 
    oxinfree
  • Welcome @SanBL!! 

    I graduated from my RE today!!! Big milestones this week with that and finishing my first trimester. I teared up a bit leaving the office - you spend so much time there and they've been so great. 
    Me: 37 DH: 37 - Married 10.2015 ❤️ Canadian 
    DX: Endometriosis - Stage 4, DOR, RPL
    TTC #1 07.2015
    03.2016 - Natural BFP - MC 5w4d
    04.2016 - Natural BFP - Chemical
    10.2016 - IUI w/ Injections #1 = IUI Cancelled (cyst/no mature follicle)
    11.2016 - IUI w/ Injections #2 = BFP, EDD 08.2017 - It's a BOY!
    TTC #2 06.2019
    08.2019 - IUI w/ Injections #1 = Chemical
    09.2019 - IUI w/ Injections #2 = BFN
    10.2019 - IUI w/ Injections #3 = BFN
    01.2020 - IUI w/ Injections #4 = BFN
    08.2020 - Natural BFP - MC 9w5d
    11.2020 - IVF Retrieval - 3AB & 4BB
    05.2021 - FET #1 = BFP, EDD 02.2022 - It's a BOY!

           
    omarismyhomeboylady_grey
  • welcome @SanBL and congrats on your success!!! Those are quite high numbers, how many did you transfer? Excited for you and Friday's ultrasound! EEEeeee

    @JWatt5 glad it went well today. Congrats on your graduation :)<3 so exciting! Congrats on finishing up your first trimester. What a milestone. So so happy for you. 
    ---
    Started TTC April 2011
    Me: 32, DH: 32
    Diagnosis: Endometriosis

    • 2012 - 3 Rounds clomid - all BFN
    • 2013 - 1 Fresh IVF with 2 day 3 embryos - BFN
    • 2014 - 1 Frozen IVF with 2 day 5 embryos - BFN
    • Took a long break, continuing trying naturally
    • Feb 2016 - Biopsy = Endo, DH sperm improved from 1% to 6% morphology
    • March 2016 - Fresh IVF cycle with acupuncture & intralipids: 20 eggs retrieved (17 mature), 7 ICSI'd fertilized, 9 naturally fertilized. 16 total embryos!
    • April 8th - 2 embryos (1ICSI and 1 Natural) transferred. (7 blastocysts frozen), April 18th - Beta = BFN
    • Sept 23rd - Lupron Depot Injection for Endo control
    • Nov 15th 2016 - Started daily Lupron Injections for upcoming FET
    • Nov 22 - Baseline US/BW - Intralipid Infusion - Start Meds for FET with immune protocol
    • Dec 16th FET transfer of 3 embryos (1 - AA, 2 - BB)
    • TW below
    • Dec 22nd - first ever bfp (very faint lines FRER & cheapie)
    • Dec 27th Beta = 192, Dec 29th Beta = 379
    • EDD - Sept 5th 2017

    - - -
    I'm a YouTube vlogger who talks about Infertility, IVF and Endometriosis. Check it out here!
    Follow along at http://liv4today.blog
    Instagram @liv4todayvlog 


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


  • Thanks all!! We transfered 2, so it really looks like both took!
    lady_greyoxinfreeJWatt5
  • Hi all!  I think I can go here now?  I am 32, hubby is 34, we had unexplained IF forever but more recently I learned I have endometriosis with endometriomas on both ovaries.  We've been TTC for over 3 yrs.  We just did our first IVF cycle and transferred one beautiful embryo.  I had my first beta on 2/3 at 9dp5dt and it was 236.  Second beta on 2/6 was 646.  I just... can't believe it!!!!!!  I'm still scared and cautious... hoping this is it.  

    1). How far along? I'm 4wks 4 days.  EDC is 10/13/17 from the IVF calculator online.  
    2). Symptoms? Wanting to eat salty foods but this could be the PIO.  Otherwise feeling normal! 
    3) next appointment is 2/20 for our first US!  eeeeek!  
    4) other things to share: actually a question!  I just started having itchy bumps on my butt at the PIO injection site.  Worried I might be developing an allergy
    IsthisthereallifeJWatt5DDRGirlie
  • @lady_grey - first CONGRATS!!! So exciting! I hope all goes well at your first U/S on the 20th. I know the wait can feel like forever. In terms of PIO - I developed a reaction a number of weeks after starting. I told my RE who recommended we switch me over to olive oil. There's also the option of ethyal oleate I believe. It wasn't covered by insurance which was a huge bummer (no pun intended hehe) but I have no rash now so I'd say it was worthwhile especially because of the length of time I'm on it. 
    ---
    Started TTC April 2011
    Me: 32, DH: 32
    Diagnosis: Endometriosis

    • 2012 - 3 Rounds clomid - all BFN
    • 2013 - 1 Fresh IVF with 2 day 3 embryos - BFN
    • 2014 - 1 Frozen IVF with 2 day 5 embryos - BFN
    • Took a long break, continuing trying naturally
    • Feb 2016 - Biopsy = Endo, DH sperm improved from 1% to 6% morphology
    • March 2016 - Fresh IVF cycle with acupuncture & intralipids: 20 eggs retrieved (17 mature), 7 ICSI'd fertilized, 9 naturally fertilized. 16 total embryos!
    • April 8th - 2 embryos (1ICSI and 1 Natural) transferred. (7 blastocysts frozen), April 18th - Beta = BFN
    • Sept 23rd - Lupron Depot Injection for Endo control
    • Nov 15th 2016 - Started daily Lupron Injections for upcoming FET
    • Nov 22 - Baseline US/BW - Intralipid Infusion - Start Meds for FET with immune protocol
    • Dec 16th FET transfer of 3 embryos (1 - AA, 2 - BB)
    • TW below
    • Dec 22nd - first ever bfp (very faint lines FRER & cheapie)
    • Dec 27th Beta = 192, Dec 29th Beta = 379
    • EDD - Sept 5th 2017

    - - -
    I'm a YouTube vlogger who talks about Infertility, IVF and Endometriosis. Check it out here!
    Follow along at http://liv4today.blog
    Instagram @liv4todayvlog 


    lady_grey
  • Great to see you over here @lady_grey!!!

    Me: 37 DH: 37 - Married 10.2015 ❤️ Canadian 
    DX: Endometriosis - Stage 4, DOR, RPL
    TTC #1 07.2015
    03.2016 - Natural BFP - MC 5w4d
    04.2016 - Natural BFP - Chemical
    10.2016 - IUI w/ Injections #1 = IUI Cancelled (cyst/no mature follicle)
    11.2016 - IUI w/ Injections #2 = BFP, EDD 08.2017 - It's a BOY!
    TTC #2 06.2019
    08.2019 - IUI w/ Injections #1 = Chemical
    09.2019 - IUI w/ Injections #2 = BFN
    10.2019 - IUI w/ Injections #3 = BFN
    01.2020 - IUI w/ Injections #4 = BFN
    08.2020 - Natural BFP - MC 9w5d
    11.2020 - IVF Retrieval - 3AB & 4BB
    05.2021 - FET #1 = BFP, EDD 02.2022 - It's a BOY!

           
    lady_grey
  • I love seeing names from the IF board over here! Welcome @lady_grey!!!
    *TW below*
    Me: 40 DH: 38
    TTC since November 2012
    BFP IUI Cycle 2 Dec 2016
    Baby Boy Due Sept 12 2017
    Elias (Eli) born 9/2/17 at 7:07pm weight 8lbs 10oz and 20.5 inches long!!


    Isthisthereallifelady_grey
  • Have any of you been waking up at night feeling sick, like your blood sugar is low or high?  If so, what are you doing to correct it?  I'm eating crackers to help with the nausea in the mornings, but I'm feeling kind of weird. I suspect blood sugar but don't have a history of diabetes or hypoglycemia. 
    Me:32 DH:36
    Me: DOR, poor egg quality, MTHFR
    DH: MFI
    TTC since 3/2014
    2015: 3 IUI's-BFN
    12/2015: 1st IVF cycle-(9 follicles retrieved, 5 mature, 3 fertilized w/ICSI, transferred 1 excellent and 1 good embryo on day 3)-chemical pregnancy
    3/2016: 2nd IVF cycle- canceled (3 follicles retrieved, 3 mature, all fertilized w/ICSI, 1 fragmented, 2 arrested) 
    3/2016: RE suggested donor eggs- taking an ivf break and to supplement 
    9/2016: 3rd ivf cycle-cancelled due to early ovulation
    Oct./Nov 2016: 4th ivf cycle- EPP-AFC:5, retrieved 10, 10 mature, 8 fertilized with ICSI, 6 blastocysts biopsied and frozen. 3 CCS normal embryos
    1/9/17: transferred 1 embryo-BFP 1/16
    1/18/17: beta #1-104
    1/20/17: beta #2-174
    2/2/17: first u/s, heartbeat of 107 at 6w1d
    7/20/17: baby boy born at 30+3 via emergency c-section 


  • @Kp214 - I would get that more from week 6 to week 9 and still do from time to time. When I felt like that I usually got a quick drink of orange juice or something - usually means I'll be up again in an hour or two to pee but then I have an easier time getting up in the am. 
    Me: 37 DH: 37 - Married 10.2015 ❤️ Canadian 
    DX: Endometriosis - Stage 4, DOR, RPL
    TTC #1 07.2015
    03.2016 - Natural BFP - MC 5w4d
    04.2016 - Natural BFP - Chemical
    10.2016 - IUI w/ Injections #1 = IUI Cancelled (cyst/no mature follicle)
    11.2016 - IUI w/ Injections #2 = BFP, EDD 08.2017 - It's a BOY!
    TTC #2 06.2019
    08.2019 - IUI w/ Injections #1 = Chemical
    09.2019 - IUI w/ Injections #2 = BFN
    10.2019 - IUI w/ Injections #3 = BFN
    01.2020 - IUI w/ Injections #4 = BFN
    08.2020 - Natural BFP - MC 9w5d
    11.2020 - IVF Retrieval - 3AB & 4BB
    05.2021 - FET #1 = BFP, EDD 02.2022 - It's a BOY!

           
  • @lady_grey So thrilled to see you over here!! Welcome!! Wishing you a healthy and uneventful pregnancy!! 
    **TW**
    Me: 31, DH:33
    TTC since October 2015: MFI
    Summer 2016: 3 IUI's: BFN
    October 2016: Switched RE's and began IVF cycle 
    December 2016: Retrieved 13 eggs, 12 mature, 9 fertilized with ICSI. 5 day ET of 2 blasts with 4 frosites left. BFP!!!! EDD: 8/30/2017 
    August 25, 2017: It's a Girl!!
    April 12, 2019: FET, BFP!!! Baby BOY EDD: 12/29/2019
    lady_grey
  • @JWatt5 thanks. I'll try that. 
    Me:32 DH:36
    Me: DOR, poor egg quality, MTHFR
    DH: MFI
    TTC since 3/2014
    2015: 3 IUI's-BFN
    12/2015: 1st IVF cycle-(9 follicles retrieved, 5 mature, 3 fertilized w/ICSI, transferred 1 excellent and 1 good embryo on day 3)-chemical pregnancy
    3/2016: 2nd IVF cycle- canceled (3 follicles retrieved, 3 mature, all fertilized w/ICSI, 1 fragmented, 2 arrested) 
    3/2016: RE suggested donor eggs- taking an ivf break and to supplement 
    9/2016: 3rd ivf cycle-cancelled due to early ovulation
    Oct./Nov 2016: 4th ivf cycle- EPP-AFC:5, retrieved 10, 10 mature, 8 fertilized with ICSI, 6 blastocysts biopsied and frozen. 3 CCS normal embryos
    1/9/17: transferred 1 embryo-BFP 1/16
    1/18/17: beta #1-104
    1/20/17: beta #2-174
    2/2/17: first u/s, heartbeat of 107 at 6w1d
    7/20/17: baby boy born at 30+3 via emergency c-section 


    JWatt5
  • @lady_grey  I found that if DH gave the PIO in a more fatty area than in muscle, I would get a bump that would itch like crazy.  I also found that PIO in fat hurt so much, muscle was practically painless.  It's a really small area that you can really get to the muscle and almost no fat. If you can feel your hip bones, put your hands on your hip bones with your thumbs on your butt.  Where your thumbs land is the sweet spot.  I hope that makes sense. lol

    1). How far along? 13w with twins :) 
    2). Symptoms? I felt like poop on a stick last night.  All achy, sleepy and had a headache.  Otherwise, i'm still lacking in the energy department.  I hope that ends soon!
    3) next appointment: We had one at OB this morning to get the results of our ultra screen.  OB said the results were like getting a perfect score on the SATs.  Next appointment 3/3 with MFM.
    4) other things to share:

    QOTW: Are you planning on finding out the sex?  Yes.  I really feel like baby a is a girl and baby b is a boy, just based on their personalities I've seen on u/s.  Maybe at our 16 wk u/s they'll be able to see something, otherwise we'll wait until 20 wk u/s.  I asked DH about getting a 3d u/s, but he thinks they look creepy.
    Me:34 DH:39
    Me: A-Okay!
    DH: 0-1% morphology
    Married: 5/2008  <3
    TTC: 5/2009 
    **TW--BFP**
    2013: IUI x1 Failed
    10/2016: First IVF Cycle! YAY!
    10/31 - Fresh Transfer.
    11/10- BFN.  Starting cycle for FETx2
    12/16 - U/S - Twins! 

    Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
  • @DDRGirlie my goodness, i think i have been doing the shots in the wrong place! haha.  my nurse said upper outer quadrant of my butt, but i don't think we went high enough.  i just watched a youtube video and they said you need to be above the butt crack.  i will try that and see if it gets better!  thanks for the advice!!  

    @Isthisthereallife excited to see you too!!!  i hope you are feeling well.  

    @hopetobeashraderfam thanks so much!  good to see you too!!  

    @JWatt5 congrats on graduating from the RE, that is such a huge deal :) 

    @oxinfree thanks for the advice!  i am hoping a little steroid cream and doing it in the correct place will make it better.  if not, i will ask about changing the oil for sure.  

    @SanBL looks like you are 2 days ahead of me :)  hoping both of yours are sticky sticky little babes.  
  • @lady_grey  Yes right above the butt crack on the outer part of the cheek!  Hope it gets easier for you!
    Me:34 DH:39
    Me: A-Okay!
    DH: 0-1% morphology
    Married: 5/2008  <3
    TTC: 5/2009 
    **TW--BFP**
    2013: IUI x1 Failed
    10/2016: First IVF Cycle! YAY!
    10/31 - Fresh Transfer.
    11/10- BFN.  Starting cycle for FETx2
    12/16 - U/S - Twins! 

    Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
    lady_grey
  • Ladies... I'm struggling... I tried again to find heartbeat on fetal doppler last night to no avail. I know it's early still and can be difficult so that's not really what has me in a tizzy, just hoped for the reassurance I guess. I'm just having a tough time because my symptoms have eased substantially and I just don't "feel" pregnant... I feel like I'm in denial about this working out. Are any of you having issues truly believing in baby's growth / progress? I feel like waiting for my 12 week U/S is utter torture. I just want out of the first trimester so badly but then wonder if I'll maybe just feel like this the whole pregnancy long. How do you ladies keep sane? 
    ---
    Started TTC April 2011
    Me: 32, DH: 32
    Diagnosis: Endometriosis

    • 2012 - 3 Rounds clomid - all BFN
    • 2013 - 1 Fresh IVF with 2 day 3 embryos - BFN
    • 2014 - 1 Frozen IVF with 2 day 5 embryos - BFN
    • Took a long break, continuing trying naturally
    • Feb 2016 - Biopsy = Endo, DH sperm improved from 1% to 6% morphology
    • March 2016 - Fresh IVF cycle with acupuncture & intralipids: 20 eggs retrieved (17 mature), 7 ICSI'd fertilized, 9 naturally fertilized. 16 total embryos!
    • April 8th - 2 embryos (1ICSI and 1 Natural) transferred. (7 blastocysts frozen), April 18th - Beta = BFN
    • Sept 23rd - Lupron Depot Injection for Endo control
    • Nov 15th 2016 - Started daily Lupron Injections for upcoming FET
    • Nov 22 - Baseline US/BW - Intralipid Infusion - Start Meds for FET with immune protocol
    • Dec 16th FET transfer of 3 embryos (1 - AA, 2 - BB)
    • TW below
    • Dec 22nd - first ever bfp (very faint lines FRER & cheapie)
    • Dec 27th Beta = 192, Dec 29th Beta = 379
    • EDD - Sept 5th 2017

    - - -
    I'm a YouTube vlogger who talks about Infertility, IVF and Endometriosis. Check it out here!
    Follow along at http://liv4today.blog
    Instagram @liv4todayvlog 


  • JWatt5JWatt5 member
    edited February 2017
    At 9.5 weeks all but constipation stopped for me and I was pretty nervous until my last ultrasound. I'm don't know what it's like for the rest of you, but I didn't stop questioning/feel pregnant until after my NT scan on Tuesday - which was 13 weeks. I'm still nervous but have finally embraced being pregnant. 
    Try to remind yourself - you've seen/heard a heartbeat. That's a good thing. Symptoms will fluctuate. But we are defiantly here for you when you need a pep talk! 
    Me: 37 DH: 37 - Married 10.2015 ❤️ Canadian 
    DX: Endometriosis - Stage 4, DOR, RPL
    TTC #1 07.2015
    03.2016 - Natural BFP - MC 5w4d
    04.2016 - Natural BFP - Chemical
    10.2016 - IUI w/ Injections #1 = IUI Cancelled (cyst/no mature follicle)
    11.2016 - IUI w/ Injections #2 = BFP, EDD 08.2017 - It's a BOY!
    TTC #2 06.2019
    08.2019 - IUI w/ Injections #1 = Chemical
    09.2019 - IUI w/ Injections #2 = BFN
    10.2019 - IUI w/ Injections #3 = BFN
    01.2020 - IUI w/ Injections #4 = BFN
    08.2020 - Natural BFP - MC 9w5d
    11.2020 - IVF Retrieval - 3AB & 4BB
    05.2021 - FET #1 = BFP, EDD 02.2022 - It's a BOY!

           
    oxinfree
  • @oxinfree I know the feeling i bought the doppler because of lack of symptoms plus having to wait 4 weeks from fertility doctor at 9 weeks to the ob when I'll be 13 weeks was not what I wanted.  Im 11w1d right now and a bit on the bigger side.  I went directly below my belly button and pushed hard enough to feel my pelvic bone i moved the probe very slowly and rotated all angles before moving it again. I found my little one just to the right from directly below my belly button. I had to push a little harder then i right was good but as long as you don't push til it hurts its ok. Do you remember what side the baby looked to implant on your ultrasounds? 
  • @oxinfree I didnt buy a doppler for this exact reason...I know it'll freak me out when I can't find it! But honestly, your HCG should be leveling off and decreasing- so some women have symptoms let up a bit like 10-11 weeks. I know just how stressful it all is though- multiple times a day I wonder if the baby is still there. It's so hard to go weeks without seeing it. Hang in there xx
    ***TW***
    DH & I both 34.
    8/16: IVF, antagonist protocol 
    21 eggs | 9 blasts | 7 normal through PGS
    10/16: FET  = BFN  :(
    12/16: Surprise natural BFP 
    Beta 1: 177 | Beta 2: 483 | Beta 3: 8,755 | Beta 4: 39,007. Baby born 9/5/2017

    NOW on sibling journey. 
    2/20: FET = BFN :(
    4/20: Surprise COVID BFP

  • @oxinfree I'm having the same problem. Can't find baby on the doppler. I'm trying to keep it in perspective though. I still have slight symptoms, but they are tapering off. On the other hand, there has been no bleeding or bad cramping. So instead of freaking out I say to myself "I'm pregnant now. There have been no problems so far. It's ok." It really does calm me down. It's not easy to go from weekly RE appointments to once a month appointments, but we can do this!
    *TW below*
    Me: 40 DH: 38
    TTC since November 2012
    BFP IUI Cycle 2 Dec 2016
    Baby Boy Due Sept 12 2017
    Elias (Eli) born 9/2/17 at 7:07pm weight 8lbs 10oz and 20.5 inches long!!


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


  • Soooo great!  Congratulations @SanBL
  • Thanks @lady_grey!! We are so excited!! :)
    lady_grey
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