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Randoms - Week of 2/6

Have any thoughts, questions, feelings, fears? Spill them here!

This is a good place to ask questions to a broader audience than the weekly trimester check-ins so those with experience can chime in!
*** TW**

Me: 37, DH:39
Met: 2002 | Married: 2004 | TTC since January 2014
July 2015: MMC @ 9 wks | August 2015: Chemical
March, April, May & June 2016: Medicated IUIs | BFN 
August 2016: Started Stims 8/22
September 2016: Egg Retrieval 9/4 | 13 Mature Eggs | 10 Fertilized | 3 Blastocytes | 1 PGS Normal Embaby 
November 7, 2016: FET - BFP!
EDD 7/25/17
Zoey Alexis born 7/25/17 @ 12:39 PM | 7lbs 14oz | 19 inches
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  • This isn't a question, but just thought I'd share that Amazon is having a sale on baby stuff! I just went to my registry and ordered just about all my breastfeeding stuff (since I doubt anyone will buy that for me for my baby shower). 20% off everything! Ordered some breastfeeding pads, the my brest friend pillow, medela storage bottles, and a breastfeeding cover.
    ***BFP & Child Warning***

    Me: 34, DH: 38 ~ 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! DS born 3/27/20
    vssbrm
  • Thanks for the tip @wifeinraleigh28 ! It also reminds me I need call my insurance to see if they have any restrictions on when I can order my breast pump. I read somewhere that some won't let you do it outside 30 days of your due date but I'd like to get that crossed off my list.
    *** TW**

    Me: 37, DH:39
    Met: 2002 | Married: 2004 | TTC since January 2014
    July 2015: MMC @ 9 wks | August 2015: Chemical
    March, April, May & June 2016: Medicated IUIs | BFN 
    August 2016: Started Stims 8/22
    September 2016: Egg Retrieval 9/4 | 13 Mature Eggs | 10 Fertilized | 3 Blastocytes | 1 PGS Normal Embaby 
    November 7, 2016: FET - BFP!
    EDD 7/25/17
    Zoey Alexis born 7/25/17 @ 12:39 PM | 7lbs 14oz | 19 inches
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  • I have a question for you ladies. I'm 10w6d with twins. I've had what I think is a cold since Saturday, horrible cough, chest and head congestion, sore throat. No fever. My list of ok meds says Robitussin DM but it has done absolutely nothing and the cough is getting worse. Any recommendations??

    TTC for 8 years.
    Started in 2008 with timed intercourse, ovulation testing, no official monitoring.
    OB-GYN recommended Clomid and timed intercourse, attempted for 6 straight months.
    First surgery June 2009 (OB-GYN): diagnosed with stage 4 endometriosis and large hydrosalpinx on right tube.
    Second surgery (July 2009, RE performed this): Right tube had to be removed, lots of adhesions removed.
    Attempted "trying on our own" as per RE recommendations, unsuccessful 5-6 months.
    HSG performed December 2009: left tube open.
    February 2010: started Femara and timed intercourse, attempted 6 months, no BFPs.
    Took a break for a while.
    January 2011: started IUI process, ovaries never properly responded to medications, 6 failed attempts, never actually completed an IUI.
    Took 2012-2014 off due to depression and frustration (side note: did complete grad school to become a nurse practitioner- great distraction).
    2015: started seeing RE again, went through tons of testing and HSG, left tube now blocked, only option is IVF.
    September 2015: Started first official IVF cycle, cancelled in October due to large cyst on left ovary.
    October 2015: started on birth control for 2 months.
    December 2015: attempted to start another IVF cycle, cysts on both ovaries on initial ultrasound, left was huge, cancelled to aspirated cyst.
    January 2016: Cyst back, surgery for ex-lap, cyst and adhesions removed.
    March 2016: Attempted second IVF cycle, estrogen way too high, cyst back, cancelled again.
    April 2016: Third attempted IVF cycle, 7 eggs retrieved, 2 mature (but not great) embryos made to fresh transfer, neither implanted.
    May-Sept 2016: Break to regain sanity.
    Sept-Oct 2016: Attempted fourth IVF cycle, very successful, cyst still on left but we ignored. 7 mature "great looking" eggs retrieved, 4 mature embryos made it to day 5 transfer. Transfer aborted due to large amount of endometriosis fluid in uterus.
    FET of 2 embryos completed on 12/12/16.
    12/22/16 1st Beta 179 BFP!!!
    12/24/16 2nd Beta 449!!
    EDD 8/30/17 with two girls!!!!!

    Audrey (4lb 8oz) and Olivia (6lb 6oz) born 8/10/17!!

  • @tiffanyw1783 hot tea and honey. That was the best remedy for me and eucalyptus in my humidifier - but check w/ your doc for essential oils that they approve b4 you go there!
    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
  • Random rant. Check out lady at grocery store asked my due date. (June) She said her daughter was due around the same time and wasn't even showing. Um...ok... So I'm big lady??? WTF. Ok. I'm having twins so I'm sure I'm bigger but still. That's not ok. What if I were only having a singleton? That would really REALLY make me feel crappy. 
  • @wifeinraleigh28 - I noticed that BabiesRUs is also having a sale in the US. Of Course no sales for the Canadian pages though!
    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!

           
  • @tiffanyw1783 When I was sick I did warm water (not hot) with lemon and honey. If the water is too hot it kills the nutrients you need from the lemon and honey. Best remedy, seriously. It was the only thing that helped my horrific cough and sore throat! I hope you feel better soon!

    @JWatt5 LAME! I hope they give you Canadians a sale soon too!
    ***BFP & Child Warning***

    Me: 34, DH: 38 ~ 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! DS born 3/27/20
  • @tiffanyw1783 I think half of us are fighting colds and it sucks. For the throat I always gargle warm salty water too, just make sure not to swallow it. 

    @janejane people are stupid! I've mastered the eye roll and dirty look this pregnancy because of how many comments I've gotten on my body and what I'm eating.
  • TMI question....... my nipples started doing some funny things. The areola is getting bigger and sticking out further and kinda hard which seems to be sucking the nipple in. I am assuming/ hoping this is just in preparation for milk but is this normal??
    Lilypie Maternity tickers

    Lilypie Second Birthday tickers
  • @rmarble23 oh mine are HUGE now. Not sure about the sucking in of the nipple, but I would assume these changes are all in preparation for nursing!
    *TW - Pregnancy mentioned*
    Me: 28 DH: 33, Married May 2014
    3 failed IUIs Dec '15 - Feb '16
    IVF April/May 2016 - 1 failed fresh transfer. 11 snow angels.
    1st FET 7/29/16 = BFP
    Lawson arrived on 4/24/2017 at 7lbs 15oz, 21 1/2 inches long!
    Surprise pregnancy!! Baby #2 due 10/11/18 <3
    rmarble23
  • @JaneJane people are SO annoying. Like, did you just want to brag about your daughter?? Is that why you asked me? Guess what? I don't care about your daughter and how little she is showing.

    The other day I was walking into work and a group of guys were chatting in front of my door... they parted and one of the men said "make way for the pregnant lady!!! BEEP BEEP BEEP". So I'm THAT big that you have to make noises when I pass you? F*ck off. Oh and by the way, that's the noise a truck makes when it BACKS UP. If you're going to insult me, at least do it right.

    I'm in an "I hate EVERYBODY" kind of mood... don't mind me. :) 
    *TW - Pregnancy mentioned*
    Me: 28 DH: 33, Married May 2014
    3 failed IUIs Dec '15 - Feb '16
    IVF April/May 2016 - 1 failed fresh transfer. 11 snow angels.
    1st FET 7/29/16 = BFP
    Lawson arrived on 4/24/2017 at 7lbs 15oz, 21 1/2 inches long!
    Surprise pregnancy!! Baby #2 due 10/11/18 <3
    AandDM2014janejane-2nellin-2
  • Is anyone else having the worst acne ever? I've struggled with my skin a bit but since college its been pretty under control. NOT ANYMORE. I have like 5 cystic breakouts and I can't use my typical dermatologist gels. It's so awful and embarrassing. Again, I will totally take it if it means a healthy baby, but it's not a good look....
    ***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

  • @omarismyhomeboy luckily my cystic pimples stayed in college but I used to put super hot compresses on them to break up the junk in there. I used to use toothpaste but sometimes that made it worse if your skin is irritated from the hot compress. I hope the hot compress works for you, those things can get painful. 

    @babylonghorn16 men in the office seem to be brainless. 
    babylonghorn16omarismyhomeboy
  • @omarismyhomeboy - that happened for me from week 6 then got better week 10. Hopefully it goes away for you too!!
    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!

           
  • @babylonghorn16 The next time someone makes that sound effect for you,  just smile sweetly and say "would you like to know how it feels to get hit by a truck?"

    ---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
    babylonghorn16AandDM2014cato99nellin-2
  • Random rant: I found out today the my insurance coverage doesn't allow me to order my breast pump outside of 30 prior to my due date. Annoyed. I really wanted to check that off my list!
    *** TW**

    Me: 37, DH:39
    Met: 2002 | Married: 2004 | TTC since January 2014
    July 2015: MMC @ 9 wks | August 2015: Chemical
    March, April, May & June 2016: Medicated IUIs | BFN 
    August 2016: Started Stims 8/22
    September 2016: Egg Retrieval 9/4 | 13 Mature Eggs | 10 Fertilized | 3 Blastocytes | 1 PGS Normal Embaby 
    November 7, 2016: FET - BFP!
    EDD 7/25/17
    Zoey Alexis born 7/25/17 @ 12:39 PM | 7lbs 14oz | 19 inches
  • @byeneme same with my insurance,  but it is at least nice they cover it at all! I just picked everything I wanted something when time comes I can quickly place order
    ******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
  • The nice thing is that it only takes a few days after ordering it to get your pump. I think mine came like 4 days later.
    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
  • Blegh, I just got diagnosed with gestational diabetes and I'm taking it really hard. I'm also still
    anemic despite iron supplements. It's like I can't catch a break with this whole reproduction process! 
  • @cato99 Oh no! I'm sorry! Are you just going to have to change your diet, or is there something else you'll have to do as well?
    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!

  • @cato99 That sucks! :( Being anaemic can be very draining. When I was anaemic (not while pregnant) I had to take vit c at the same time - apparently it helps your body absorb the iron.
    Does exercise help? I know exercise can make a huge difference in normal type 2 diabetes. 

    @JaneJane I've been getting the opposite, why do I look more pregnant than you when I'm not even pregnant?! Tempted to answer because you're fat and unhealthy but that wouldn't be "socially acceptable". 
    babylonghorn16JWatt5
  • I'm so sorry @cato99 :cry: A friend of mine was diagnosed with GD and it was tough but she definitely managed and all was well with her and her baby. Thinking of you!
    ***BFP & Child Warning***

    Me: 34, DH: 38 ~ 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! DS born 3/27/20
  • How is little Charlie doing @clt2pwm11??
    ***BFP & Child Warning***

    Me: 34, DH: 38 ~ 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! DS born 3/27/20
  • Went to the fetal echocardiogram yesterday for the twins. All is well except they found one soft marker for down syndrome for twin B, an enlarged kidney (technically renal pyelectasis). Apparently, .4 is the cut-off and twin B's was at either .5 or .6 thus its mild. That being said, its actually common in boys (and twin B is a boy). Usually resolves itself and they'll recheck at week 32 scan. If a baby is born with the condition they just let the pediatrician know in order to keep an eye on it otherwise can cause UTIs. Nevertheless, it also happens to be a soft marker for DS, no other markers found unless you count my age which was 34 at conception (IVF + ICSI) and 35 at time of birth. I don't know what to make of it. The MFM wasn't concerned at all but obviously had to disclose the info and tell me I can always have an amnio for peace of mind. I'm all for an amnio, my husband is not. I guess statistically there's a 1 in 350 chance its DS and there's a 2% chance at a miscarriage for an amnio. Or odds are no DS and 98% chance the amnio will be easy peasy. (We unfortunately didn't do PGS testing, our clinic only recommends it for those over 35 or with a history of miscarriages). I'm at 22 weeks and am now kicking myself for not demanding PGS or agreeing to an amnio after we met with the geneticist several weeks ago. I'm all about knowledge and preparation so this is going to hang over me unless I get the amnio. Unfortunately, I've started to read too many stories of people with NO DS markers having DS babies and some with multiple markers having perfectly healthy babies. Sigh. 
  • @JaneJane - The testing is so confusing sometimes but don't kick yourself for not getting the PGS testing done...you didn't know this would happen and there was no indication you should have done it at that time. Even now, based on what the MFM said, sounds like it's still on the lower end of risk. We had a tough time with doing the testing - I didn't want to do it, DH did - that makes it even more emotional but I'm sure you guys will make the right decision for you and your DH.

    In the end, we did the NT scan - which was yesterday. The baby was just fine, told he or she was quite cooperative however...the endometrioma on my right ovary is continuing to grow. That's not supposed to happen during pregnancy - I had them take a look mid January because it was sore but things looked ok at that time & it grown a bit but it hadn't been measured since my day 3 cycle monitoring in Nov and we figured that was due to the IF drugs which is expected. Now it's grown even more. I was told when it reached a certain measurement it should be taken out, which it's now over that point (so surgery will probably have to happen now before trying for a second which I was trying to avoid). If it keeps growing, then it'll probably need to come out during the second trimester because it may not be just an endometrioma & likely I'll lose the ovary completely. So - please cross your fingers and toes for me that this thing buggers off & it's just an endometrioma gone rouge. 
    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!

           
  • @janejane - is it too late to do an NT scan or Panorama blood work? I know one has to be done by a certain time but I can't remember which/when. Would be less risk than amnio but maybe offer some peace of mind? 
    *** TW**

    Me: 37, DH:39
    Met: 2002 | Married: 2004 | TTC since January 2014
    July 2015: MMC @ 9 wks | August 2015: Chemical
    March, April, May & June 2016: Medicated IUIs | BFN 
    August 2016: Started Stims 8/22
    September 2016: Egg Retrieval 9/4 | 13 Mature Eggs | 10 Fertilized | 3 Blastocytes | 1 PGS Normal Embaby 
    November 7, 2016: FET - BFP!
    EDD 7/25/17
    Zoey Alexis born 7/25/17 @ 12:39 PM | 7lbs 14oz | 19 inches
  • @byrneme  - we did the NT scan and it came out fine. Which is one of the reasons the MFM isn't worried. I've done multiple blood test. Don't know if any were for DS. I know there are some blood tests that don't work on twins.  Today I've decided to be positive b/c yesterday was not a good day. 

    @JWatt5 - positive thoughts your way for sure. That sounds absolutely frustrating and scary. I didn't realize that surgery was even an option during pregnancy at least not in the general abdomen area. 

    @kelrauh - so happy to hear your news :)  Your twins are going nice and strong. Fingers crossed they make it to 32 weeks. Hopefully you'll be discharged to home bed rest at 28 weeks. I'm sure you're over being in a hospital away from the comforts from home. Anything for our babies though, right. Please keep us updated. 
    JWatt5
  • @JaneJane Sorry about all that stress. FWIW I keep hearing that soft markers often mean nothing though, so I think it's highly unlikely the baby has DS. I'm glad you're feeling more positive today!

    @JWatt5 Ugh I'm sorry about the endometrioma. Sending you positive thoughts that you won't need surgery, now or ever!

    @kelrauh Thanks for keeping us updated! I think about you often. Glad to hear the babies are continuing to stay put and that the doctors are hopeful that you could make it to 30+ weeks. I can't imagine how much you must miss your home and your furbabies :cry:
    ***BFP & Child Warning***

    Me: 34, DH: 38 ~ 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! DS born 3/27/20
    JWatt5
  • @kelrauh  I'm not sure how I missed your post but what great news! I'm glad your doctor is talking more long term and praying for those babies to stay put!!
    *** TW**

    Me: 37, DH:39
    Met: 2002 | Married: 2004 | TTC since January 2014
    July 2015: MMC @ 9 wks | August 2015: Chemical
    March, April, May & June 2016: Medicated IUIs | BFN 
    August 2016: Started Stims 8/22
    September 2016: Egg Retrieval 9/4 | 13 Mature Eggs | 10 Fertilized | 3 Blastocytes | 1 PGS Normal Embaby 
    November 7, 2016: FET - BFP!
    EDD 7/25/17
    Zoey Alexis born 7/25/17 @ 12:39 PM | 7lbs 14oz | 19 inches
  • @JaneJane I am so sorry for this stress you're going through. I have every hope that it will all be nothing--your previous tests seem to indicate that this incident may just be random!

    @kelrauh congratulations on every day you make it past 24 weeks! It's wonderful that you are all thinking longer term! Sending strong STAY PUT vibes to your babies. 

    And thank you, y'all, for the supportive words about GD. They're referring me to a specialist and the plan will be to control it with diet and only if that doesn't work look into medication. For the MOST part I have pretty Berkeley-Hippie eating habits so my guess is that I won't have to make a bunch of changes--hopefully just cut out incongruous snacking like my weird obsession with tongue-destroying SweetTarts! Exercise does help with GD but I already hike an hour most days and recently started prenatal yoga classes, so if they want me to increase that it's going to be a struggle to add it to my work schedule. 
    AandDM2014
  • @janejane sorry for the news on the ultrasound, sometimes more info can cause more stress but I would rely on your MFM's lack of concern. My sister (pregnant with her second and due 1 month after me!) had a choroid plexus cyst found on the brain of her baby boy during anatomy scan, while a soft marker for trisomy 18, the rest of her testing was normal so her doctors are not concerned, but I know it is hard not to worry. I would be worried about the risks of amniocentesis, 2% seems so high to me! 

    @Jwatt5 hope that your endometrioma chills out!

    @kelrauh such a great update! I wish that they would allow pets to visit owners in the hospital- that must be so sad for you and for them! Here's to making it to 32 weeks!!!!
    ******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
  • A weird question: I had a scan last week when I was 8 weeks 6 days and the heart rate was 169. Today, I had my first scan with my OB, at 9 weeks 5 days and the heart rate was 153. OB said it was normal, and it can change every 10 min...but is 153 pretty low for not quite 10 weeks?
    ***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

  • @omarismyhomeboy Yes, your baby's hb is completely normal! It's often much higher around 8 weeks, then lowers and levels off. But yes it can vary from appointment to appointment. Ours was 171 at 9 weeks and something like 150 at 11 weeks. Now it tends to range from 145-160. As long as you're between 120-170 for the bulk of the pregnancy you've got a healthy hb!
    ***BFP & Child Warning***

    Me: 34, DH: 38 ~ 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! DS born 3/27/20
    omarismyhomeboy
  • @omarismyhomeboy my LO heart rate has always been around 140ish from first time until my last visit yesterday where it was 130 (which Dr said is normal because she is bigger at 32weeks)
    ******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
    omarismyhomeboy
  • Question for all: When did you do your hospital tour and/or child birth classes? I'm wondering, middle of 2nd tri or beginning of 3rd? If you have already taken them, do you wish you'd done them sooner/later? 
    *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!!


  • @hopetobeashraderfam I started classes and the tour toward the end of my  2nd trimester and into 3rd. It worked out well for me cuz I had good energy still and it was not so early that I would forget everything. You don't want to push it too late and potentially miss a class due to early labor.

    ---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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  • @hopetobeashraderfam I've got my classes schedule for the end of the second and beginning of the third trimester. They said to complete them all before 30 weeks and mine are once a week over a 3 week span starting the last week of the second trimester.
  • Thank you @dragonfaerie & @persnickity! I'm going to go book them now because it looks like the fill up fast!
    *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!!



  • @hopetobeashraderfam - my hospital will only allow hospital tours 4-6 weeks before the due date. So definitely check with yours. I wish I could do mine earlier. 
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