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2nd Trimester Check-in Week of 2/27

edited February 2017 in Pregnant after IF
This is a weekly check-in for those in their 2nd trimester: weeks 14 through the end of week 27.

Congrats to all the strong ladies who have made it this far! It's such a great feeling and we've all accomplished so much! We are now 1 week closer to the end of this especially long journey we call "infertility."

Please post below a little about yourself, how many beans you have growing inside, if you have found out the sex(es) and what your EDD is. Please also let us know how far you've made it on your journey and when your next appointment is and what for. If I'm missing anyone from this list, please let me know and I will add you.

Please let us know when you have graduated to 3rd trimester so that I can update our list!

Mommies to be:
@kelrauh EDD 5/14/17 with 1 boy and 1 girl!
@wifeinraleigh28 EDD 6/3/17 with 1 girl!
@MelD17011 EDD 6/8/17 with 1 boy!
@beckij34 EDD 6/13/17 with 1 boy!
@JaneJane EDD 6/14/17 with 2 boys!
@kdanjou EDD 6/19/17 with 1 girl!
@rmarble23 EDD 6/20/17 with 1 girl!
@mjacks16 EDD 7/8/17 with 1 boy!
@Nellin EDD 7/8/17 with 1 bean!
@Colleen0516 EDD 7/12/17 with 1 boy and 1 girl!
@taradise99 EDD 7/16/17 with 2 boys!
@MicronesianMamma EDD 7/21/17 with 1 boy!
@byrneme EDD 7/25/17 with 1 surprise bean!
@ARB425 EDD 7/30/17 with 1 girl!
@JuliaAnn86 EDD 8/4/17 with 2 beans!
@persnickity EDD 8/5/17 with 1 bean!
@ChristinaV2015 EDD 8/5/17 with 1 surprise bean!
@Esperer EDD 8/6/17 with 2 beans!
@ljsmith805 EDD 8/8/17 with 1 girl!
@JWatt5 EDD 8/13/17 with 1 bean!
@DDRGirlie EDD 8/16/17 with 2 beans!

QOTW: What is one baby item that you have decided to (or plan to) splurge on?
***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
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Re: 2nd Trimester Check-in Week of 2/27

  • Happy Monday 2nd tri ladies! I'm 26+2 today. How crazy that I only have 1 more week on the 2nd trimester check in! (Someone will need to take over the week of March 13th!)

    Tomorrow morning I have my glucose challenge test. Here's hoping I don't have GD, especially with the insane sugar cravings I've been having this entire pregnancy. Give me all the cupcakes and donuts and Girl Scout cookies omg.

    Our baby shower is a week from Saturday, which I know is sooner than most singleton pregnancies, but it's when my mom was available to fly out and host it. We've been slowly receiving baby things off our registries so our house is already starting to look like a baby lives here. Even though I'm not very good at it (and it takes me awhile), I love setting up the baby things. I feel like it keeps me from being a complete couch potato in the evenings, and makes me more and more excited for baby girl to get here!

    QOTW: Hah, I know this was my own question and I said ONE baby item, but really we've decided to splurge on a couple of things. Actually, we haven't bought anything ourselves, as my in laws have been very spend happy when it comes to buying things for their first grandchild. The items I decided to go more expensive on were the furniture set (I wanted really good quality that would stay with her until she moves out, which includes the crib that converts to a double bed), and the infant car seat. We ended up getting the Nuna Pipa which has the load leg technology (for extra safety).
    ***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
  • Hi!! Hope everyone is doing well this week!!

    I'm 16+1 right now with one bean - symptoms have been pretty minimal other than the evil constipation that's still not really relieved but hopefully soon. I've definantly got a little bump now which is super fun...it's actually a bit lopsided to the left right now. haha

    One more month until we know the gender!!! I'm so excited about that! This weekend, since we get new carpets in on Thursday (our current is super nasty from the other owners!), the room that is the soon to be baby room I primed and painted all the trim. It's going to be a nice fresh canvas to work with once I know the gender. I have a lot picked out for boy, finding it a bit harder for girl but I think that's because I really think its a boy!

    What is one baby item that you have decided to (or plan to) splurge on? The chair for the nursery. It's so nice and will go with other rooms later down the road but it was an expensive piece. I feel in love with it prior to getting pregnant and always had my eye on it. I did find it at a better price an hour away so I'm getting it there but I dont feel so bad now that I just found out that my parents will be helping us pay for the nursery, which I guess they did for my sister as well.
    We ended up spending more the stroller in the end too and getting the City Select instead of another we had picked out - that was alllllll DH though. haha
    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!

           
    wifeinraleigh28nellin-2
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  • Hi ladies, I am 20 + 5 weeks pregnant. I've been MIA for a week because I was off from school and tried being super productive at home. We are currently trying to finish some home renovations before the babies come. We got carpet put in, finished our upstairs den. Now the babies will have a comfy place to play. We are also, finishing up our bathroom and basement, while starting on the nursery. It's kind of chaotic- but a good chaos. Lol

    I had the second attempt at my anatomy scan but the babies didn't want to cooperate again. I was told I would need a fetal echocardiogram because she could not get all the pictures of the both babies hearts.  It is scheduled for Monday, March 6th at 12:30. She told me it is common with twins, BUT I can't help but worry. Hannah's heart rate is lower every time I get a sono- so that adds to my worry (150 to 143 to 135) One week and I will be able to breath again. 

    Other than that i feel good (minus the normal body aches lol). My belly really popped into a big ball, and I'm not used to the extra weight so my body is feeling the effects. But I love being pregnant so I try not to complain too much lol 

    I still feel the babies move but in different ways now. No more flutters, they turned into kicks and nudges. I think I actually felt them moving (like flips) the other day. It's on and off, 'ore frequent at nights--- can't wait til it's all the time :smile:

    QOTW: the only thing I bought so far was the rug for their room lol it was on sale for 65 dollars so I jumped at the deal. I still get hesitant to buy... plus I want to wait for my shower before I go crazy! I have a lot pinned though on Pinterest lol 

    I fully registered, so my mom and dad splurged and bought both cribs, both crib mattresses and both bedding sets! We are very fortunate for that! It all arrived this past week, but we are storing it for now! 
    Me 30 || DH 36
    Unexplained Infertility- Postive for MTHFR Gene Mutation

    Natural cycles with 1 miscarriage
    -3 IUI's w/ Clomid= BFN 
    -IVF #1-Follistim and Menopur= BFN
    ***11 Eggs, 10 mature, 8 fertilized, transferred 1 (day 5) 2 made it to freeze
    -FET #1- Transferred 2, day 5 embryos =BFN
    -IVF #2- Follistim and Menopur = BFN
    ***11 retrieved, 8 mature, 6 fertilized, transferred 2 (day 3), 4 made it to freeze (Follistim and Menopur) = BFN
    -FET #2- Transferred 2, day 3 embryos = BFN
    **Changed doctor**
    -IUI #4- natural cycle = BFN
    -IUI #5- Follistim (5 eggs) BFP- lead to Miscarriage  :'(
    -Laproscopic Surgery for Endometriosis, Polyp removal and Cyst removal. 
    -IVF #3- Menopur, Follistim, Lupron, Ganirellex- BFP lead to Eptopic Pregnancy  :'(
    ***11 Eggs retrieved, 10 Mature, 8 fertilized, transferred 3 embryos (day 3), 0 made it to freeze
    -Lapropscopic surgery- Removal of Fallopian Tube
    -IVF #4- Estrogen Priming with Vivelle dot, Menopur, Follistim, Ganirellex- BFP  :)
    ***15 Eggs retreived, 11 mature, 11 fertilized, 2 embryos transferred (day 3), 2 made it to freeze
    Found out I was positive for MTHFR Gene Mutation during TWW of IVF #4

    JWatt5wifeinraleigh28
  • Good morning ladies, 

    I'm 24 + 6 weeks w/ 2 little boy. My next OB appt is in a few days. I'm w/ you @wifeinraleigh28 can't believe I'm getting close to moving on to the 3 trimester board in a few weeks.  

    As to the splurge I think our nursery in general. I did buy a $30 onsie (one for each twin). Too cute to pass on and I figured it would be one of the baby items I keep when they get older as a keepsake. 

    @JWatt5 - Funny I think my belly is lopsided too!

    @Colleen0516 - I've read that babies heart rates naturally go down as the pregnancy progresses. I could be wrong...could have been something I picked up from Dr. Google. I had the fetal echo a couple weeks ago. Everything was fine for both twins on the heart end. One twin has mild kidney issues that in 1/3 of cases go away by week 32 so I'll go ahead and have another scan. (More common in boys then girls). Its mild so worse case scenario he'll need medications at birth to prevent UTIs. Unfortunately, its also a soft marker for downs. Since its the only indicator we've opted not to do an amnio but I still have that fear. Then again, even "normal" exams don't guarantee non-DS babies. Fingers cross babies cooperate during the fetal echo. BTW, I found the exam so uncomfortable b/c it took like 1.5 hours, all of which I was basically on my back. I actually got lightheaded. (Its basically the A/S all over again). 

    @wifeinraleigh28 - Hope your GD goes well :)   those Girl Scout cookies are hard to resist! 
    JWatt5
  • Hi.  I'm 24 weeks with one girl baby.  I have a regular prenatal appt at the end of the week.  I know my GD test is coming up soon so I'm sure that will be scheduled too.  I had my OB consult for VBAC and she told me I am an excellent candidate, and as long as I go into labor naturally before 41 weeks and she isn't breech we are going for it.
    Baby girl is doing well, lots of kicks and flips.  I just hope she decides to settle head down eventually so that I can do a trial of labor for VBAC.
    QOTW: What is one baby item that you have decided to (or plan to) splurge on?
    I don't need a lot of gear but I kind of splurged on a k'tan and some newborn outfits.  And a new A+A blankie.
    MC Sept 2010
    BFP Oct 2011 - DD born July 2012
    TTC again since July 2014
    First IUI 9/26/16:  BFP!
    EDD 6/19/2017
    It's a girl!
    Born 6/26/17, 9lb 5oz
    JWatt5
  • Hi all! I've been a lurker for awhile bc my app doesn't always corporate!  I'm 17 weeks, 2 days with 1 little nugget.  EDD is August 5th.  We are not finding out the gender which 1/2 the people I speak to think is awesome and the other 1/2 hate.  Last week I officially popped and I love having an actual preggo belly! 

    I'm still sick every so often so I'm not putting on weight as fast... between 1 to 1.5 lbs a week.  Anyone else have/having that issue?

    I'm excited to rejoin a group since I was part of the 1st trimester check ins.

    As for the QOTW: we're not big splurge spenders.  I haven't yet found anything that I felt like ohmigoodness I need that.  I'm sure once baby is here I'll see things and feel that way. :)
    wifeinraleigh28JWatt5
  • So glad to hear that everyone is doing so well!

    @JWatt5 Oh the chair for SURE is so important!! We got a really nice glider + ottoman from buy buy baby. It's taking FOREVER to come in but I'm super excited for it. Plus, I know we still have time so I need to chill. You spend so much time in that thing, and in the middle of the night too, so it's important for it to be comfortable!

    @Colleen0516 I'm sorry your babies haven't been cooperating for the AS! We did a fetal echo as well and it was a piece of cake. I wouldn't worry about Hannah's heart rate going down, totally normal! 135 is still excellent and right around 20 weeks is when it starts to even out anyway. I feel like our baby's heart rate did the same thing until about 20 weeks and then it finally stopped going down each visit!

    @JaneJane Have you tried the new smores cookie?! They're so good that I lose ALL self control around them! :cry:

    @kdanjou What does a trial labor consist of? Good luck with the VBAC! :)

    @ChristinaV2015 Welcome to the 2nd tri check-in! I'm too impatient to wait to find out gender, but I've heard from others who didn't find out that the excitement/anticipation you feel in the delivery room is so worth the wait!
    ***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
  • Hi ladies!
    I cannot believe this is my last week in the 2nd trimester! I am 27 weeks and 1 day. I am optimistic we will make it to next Sunday. I am in compete awe today. We had a scan to check baby boys brain because his ventricles had been enlarged. One dropped way down and the other about the same, so we are thinking its nothing. I also got the first 4d of him today. He has always hid his face and we havent got a profile before today. He is absolutely adorable! Baby girl cooperated as always. I am so happy we made it to 27 weeks and they both seem to be doing so good. I got upgraded rooms at the hospital to a corner room with more space and a better view! 

    QOTW: I havent had a chance to splurge on babies due to being in the hospital. I have bought alot of clothes but other than that I am hoping to know what we need and splurge after my shower in 3 weeks. 

    **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

    wifeinraleigh28nellin-2JWatt5flanners1
  • edited February 2017
    @kelrauh Congrats on making it so far with those little babies! Also so glad that your latest scan went so well, so happy for you! I will hopefully see you over in the 3rd tri check-in soon (because that would mean the babies are continuing to stay put)! :smiley: Edited to add: I'm sending you a pm!
    ***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
  • @janejane thank you for the heads up! I hope my fetal echo goes as well as yours (minus it taking too long lol) 

    @kelrauh so happy that you're going strong and will be entering the 3rd tri soon :smile:
    Me 30 || DH 36
    Unexplained Infertility- Postive for MTHFR Gene Mutation

    Natural cycles with 1 miscarriage
    -3 IUI's w/ Clomid= BFN 
    -IVF #1-Follistim and Menopur= BFN
    ***11 Eggs, 10 mature, 8 fertilized, transferred 1 (day 5) 2 made it to freeze
    -FET #1- Transferred 2, day 5 embryos =BFN
    -IVF #2- Follistim and Menopur = BFN
    ***11 retrieved, 8 mature, 6 fertilized, transferred 2 (day 3), 4 made it to freeze (Follistim and Menopur) = BFN
    -FET #2- Transferred 2, day 3 embryos = BFN
    **Changed doctor**
    -IUI #4- natural cycle = BFN
    -IUI #5- Follistim (5 eggs) BFP- lead to Miscarriage  :'(
    -Laproscopic Surgery for Endometriosis, Polyp removal and Cyst removal. 
    -IVF #3- Menopur, Follistim, Lupron, Ganirellex- BFP lead to Eptopic Pregnancy  :'(
    ***11 Eggs retrieved, 10 Mature, 8 fertilized, transferred 3 embryos (day 3), 0 made it to freeze
    -Lapropscopic surgery- Removal of Fallopian Tube
    -IVF #4- Estrogen Priming with Vivelle dot, Menopur, Follistim, Ganirellex- BFP  :)
    ***15 Eggs retreived, 11 mature, 11 fertilized, 2 embryos transferred (day 3), 2 made it to freeze
    Found out I was positive for MTHFR Gene Mutation during TWW of IVF #4

  • Hi all,
    I'm 21 weeks this week with a very active little bean! I've gone from feeling nothing to really strong kicks that my partner can feel. I love the feeling, makes everything feel more real and it's constant reassurance :)
    I've really popped out in the last week too, no hiding it anymore and I feel so much heavier. 
    I'm a little concerned as my A/S showed my cervix length at 30mm (1.18 inches). I had LLETZ surgery for a high grade abnormal pap smear a few years ago so now I have to go and meet with a specialist to see if that'd going to be a problem. Other than that I'm still feeling good, need to do more exercise but I'm worried about my cervix, maybe I'll just hang out on the stationary bike at the gym for a bit! 

    QOTW: No splurging yet but I think we'll end up splurging on a stroller. I want a mountain buggy terrain that is great for off-road walking and has an extra hand break (like a bicycle break) for going downhill. It's also the only stroller my partner liked as it fits both of us well. I'm holding off to see what sales come up for end of our financial year and Easter.
    JWatt5
  • Hey everyone! I'm 19w3d with a baby boy! Been off the boards for a couple of weeks b/c life has been crazy. We are replacing all of our living room and dining room furniture, including a new lay flat reclining love seat, on which I know I'll be spending many a nights.  We are also hoping to get new carpet installed before our furniture arrives. We have a bunch of friends coming this weekend to help with cleaning out and organizing the garage so that we can move all of SO's work stuff out of the soon to be nursery. I'm super excited to start working on the nursery! I'm having a lot of RLP and leg cramps. Experienced my first pregnancy nose bleed and I have super sensitive teeth and gums, and my TMJ is still bad. Had some light brown spotting and discharge Friday evening through Sat morning but it has stopped so I'm not too worried about it but I'll still give my OB a call and let her know. I've finally figured out a comfortable sleep position with my back and belly pillow, which is sleeping at an incline (head and knees). This will have to do throughout the rest of my pregnancy since after 5 weeks of trying, I still can't sleep on my side. I have my A/S this Friday at exactly 20 weeks and I'm so excited to see our little baby boy Soulik again! I invited my mom and sister to join me and SO. My belly is really starting to grow and I'm starting to get some stretch marks, despite all the Palmers and belly oil I use, and I can see my linea nigra from my belly button down. Still can't tell the difference between what might be baby Soulik's movements and everything else going on down there but I'm hoping they will become distinguishable very soon.

    QOTW: Our big splurge (or someone's big splurge) will be our stroller. We decided on the Bugaboo Donkey since we know we will be going for number 2 not too long after and will eventually need a double. We like the way it converts from a single to double and all of the options for single and double seating positions. Also, the removable seat and bassinet will be very helpful since we are going for the convertible car seat option and not a travel system. 

    @Colleen0516 - So exciting you're feeling kicks and nudges! I can't wait to feel my LO. Hope all goes well with echocardiogram and the results help ease your worries. 

    @wifeinraleigh28 - GL on Glucose test!

    Welcome to 2nd tri check-in! @ChristinaV2015
    JWatt5
  • @Nellin Congrats on the strong kicks! Here's hoping you don't have to deal with any cervical issues!

    @MicronesianMamma I just picked up a back n belly pillow yesterday! Even though I love my snoogle, sleeping on my side just isn't working for me anymore with my awful carpal tunnel. Being on my back is the only way to keep it in check. I love that I can position the back n belly at an incline so it is comfortable to be on my back! Last night I slept SO much better (and thus so did DH). GL with your AS on Friday!
    ***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
    MicronesianMamma
  • @wifeinraleigh28 A trial of labor is basically just trying to have the baby vaginally.  If it goes well then I don't have to have a repeat c-section.  If for some reason labor doesn't progress or some complication happens, then I will need a repeat c.
    MC Sept 2010
    BFP Oct 2011 - DD born July 2012
    TTC again since July 2014
    First IUI 9/26/16:  BFP!
    EDD 6/19/2017
    It's a girl!
    Born 6/26/17, 9lb 5oz
  • I am 23w 6d with our little girl, which means tomorrow is V-Day :)  we finished the painting of baby's room yesterday so now the fun part getting all the stuff to put in.  i was lucky enough to get a crib from a friend and my mom ended up getting a changing table from her friend so now im on the prowl for a dresser that MIL offered to purchase and a glider and rug.  the rest will have to wait until my shower but it seems so long away to not buy anything cute and girly.  i so i think i may have had a breakthrough with my heartburn and its kinda stupid/naive of me.  in order to drink the amount of water i need to i have added drink mix, i have done this since before getting pregnant just to entice myself and it worked, well the girls at work decide to check what was in it and it has aspartame.  i dont know why i didn't think about it having something bad in it.  anyways i stopped drinking them and im now back on the struggle of trying to drink enough water but it seems my heartburn has minimized greatly.

    QOTW:  i think my big purchase is going to be the glider/chair for the nursery just to make sure its a good quality, comfortable piece that will last.
    Lilypie Maternity tickers

    Lilypie Second Birthday tickers
    JWatt5wifeinraleigh28
  • Hello there ladies! I'm 18w6d with one little bean - sometimes it's still so strange to think I'm this far :) I have finally started to feel some flutters that I can definitively say are flutters so that's been awesome! We have our A/S next week and I'm very much looking forward to that.

    QOTW - we are definitely splurging on our glider. I found one I love at BBB that is exactly what I wanted - glides and reclines and is in a fabric that can be used outside the nursery when that time comes.

    @ChristinaV2015 - good to see you here! We are also not finding out the gender and I swear it stresses other people out so much you'd think it was their kid! Given our IF journey, this is likely it so I just want that 'surprise' factor in the delivery room. My DH wanted to find out but agreed not to- I'm not convinced he won't be STARING at the screen very intently next week. I've also had trouble with weight gain - just no appetite and food aversions. Luckily the appetite is coming back but, at my lowest during this PG, I was 15 lbs lighter than I was at transfer and I've only managed to gain about 6 of that back I gained 3 of that between my January and February appointment and they felt that was an okay rise. I knew a lot of my calories came from wine and this just proves it :)

    @MicronesianMamma - welcome back to you too!

    Good luck to all you ladies doing home renovations! The biggest thing we are attempting is the painting (but I have someone for that, I'd like to do more than the nursery and we just don't have the time) and the nursery closet organization of some sort.
    *** 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
    JWatt5
  • Hi everyone. I'm 18w1d with a little girl! The past few days I've felt some flutters! It's super exciting. It makes it feel even more real. I scheduled my birthing classes today. We are taking a breastfeeding, happiest baby on the block/infant massage and prepared childbirth class. I feel like I am over prepping but I'd rather have more information and help give my husband more confidence around our new life with a baby. 

    We are finishing up out bathroom remodel and then we will start the nursery. I'm hoping to start our registry in the next week.

    QOTW: We don't have any big purchases planned at this point. We will wait til after our baby shower to see what we still need. My parents were kind enough to buy our crib and dresser for us and my MIL bought our travel system. We are super lucky to have such a supportive family.
    JWatt5
  • Congrats to the ladies who are starting to feel flutters!

    @rmarble23 Congrats on v-day!! Before getting pregnant I had no idea of the monumental-ness of the 24 week milestone!

    @ARB425 We are over prepping with the classes too! I mean, it's our first baby and I feel like you really can't overdo it with the baby ed, haha. I feel so clueless right now that it scares me!
    ***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
    JWatt5rmarble23
  • Moving to 16w!  I was super mean to my babies today and pressed on my belly to see if i would feel anything.  It took a while but eventually i got a poke back!  I don't feel them moving around otherwise.  I'm not sure about the other baby, he doesn't want to do anything.  I had this weird dream where he was dead and I'm trying to tell myself it was just a dream.  I have my scan Friday.  

    Plus friday is the day the new Nintendo Switch comes out.  I preordered it and told my husband it was to ward off the bedrest spirits.  lol  He's not a gamer and I needed to rationalize spending so much money on a not baby related item.


    QOTW: I don't know what to buy thats a splurge.  I mean i need 2 of everything so it all seems like a splurge.  Maybe a stroller?  I do want a nice glider.  I love one on amazon, but I'm worried it wouldn't be comfortable.
    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
    nellin-2JWatt5
  • @wifeinraleigh28 glad I'm not the only one. We ended up nixing the infant care class because it would have been 3 classes in a week time period. I'd love my husband to take it because he's never changed a diaper in his life so it will be a big transition when our little girl arrives. 

    @christinav2015 I've gained a whopping 1.5-2lbs. I haven't been sick but my appetite has been definitely less than normal. Plus I'm really trying to eat healthy. I was slightly overweight prior to getting pregnant so I know my OB told me I may not gain weight as quickly or very much at all. 
    wifeinraleigh28
  • I'm 25 weeks today with my little guy. I've been battling with a sinus and chest infection since last week. I stayed home today because I'm not sleeping much due to the coughing fits I keep having. I'm so ready to feel better. I had an ultrasound last week and he looks great and weighed 1lb 11oz. 
  • Hi ladies! I'm 21w3d and can't wait to see my lil boy tomorrow at our second A/S. Hoping he is more cooperative and they can see his heart clearly this time. In the last week, I've been getting bad leg cramps at night and have also noticed my feet swelling by the end of the day. I feel its a bit early for that! My bump is finally starting to show and I've been offered a seat on the subway a few times. 

    In other news, we have an accepted offer on a house! Now to get through the inspection, appraisal and such. We probably won't close till end of June, due to it's the end of the school year and the sellers want to wait till then. It makes me crazy that I won't be able to set up the nursery until a few weeks before. 

    QOTW: I would like to splurge on a really nice dresser from Room & Board that should last until he leaves the house! I'm more about buying nicer, long term items. My parents did mention that they would help with some of the furniture costs, yay!




    nellin-2
  • @DDRGirlie I don't think it's mean to press on your belly. When you think about how much pressure you place when you lie on your side it's much more pressure than you would apply. I'm often lopsided when I wake up as bean moves out of the way! :)
    I wouldn't poke with a finger in there but a flat palm won't hurt your little ones. 

    @mjacks16 Wow  - you might already have a little one by the end of June! Not that they will know any different! Also good luck for your scan! :)

    @beckij34 hope you feel better soon!!

    DDRGirlie
  • Hi ladies,
    I wanted to give an update. I started having contractions last night. They werent very consistent so they gave me some meds and fluids to calm it down hoping it was irritation. It seemed to have helped as I haven't had any in 4 hours. All I have to at is trust your instinct. I wasn't sure if I should call the nurse in because I couldn't quite tell what was going on. Thankfully I did because they were able to stop it. I hope they stay away, but I have a strong feeling we will be having two babies soon. im praying we make it to Sunday which is 28 weeks. 

    **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 Sending you all the good thoughts and best outcome wishes!
    MC Sept 2010
    BFP Oct 2011 - DD born July 2012
    TTC again since July 2014
    First IUI 9/26/16:  BFP!
    EDD 6/19/2017
    It's a girl!
    Born 6/26/17, 9lb 5oz
  • @kelrauh thinking of you and sending prayers for that great number 28! Good luck, lady!
    *** 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
  • @kelrauh thinking of you!! Hopefully the contractions go away for a while.

    @mjacks16 so exciting!!!! New house new baby :smile: 

    @DDRGirlie I poke and press all the time- not mean at all!! They don't really respond to it yet, it's too early! 
    Me 30 || DH 36
    Unexplained Infertility- Postive for MTHFR Gene Mutation

    Natural cycles with 1 miscarriage
    -3 IUI's w/ Clomid= BFN 
    -IVF #1-Follistim and Menopur= BFN
    ***11 Eggs, 10 mature, 8 fertilized, transferred 1 (day 5) 2 made it to freeze
    -FET #1- Transferred 2, day 5 embryos =BFN
    -IVF #2- Follistim and Menopur = BFN
    ***11 retrieved, 8 mature, 6 fertilized, transferred 2 (day 3), 4 made it to freeze (Follistim and Menopur) = BFN
    -FET #2- Transferred 2, day 3 embryos = BFN
    **Changed doctor**
    -IUI #4- natural cycle = BFN
    -IUI #5- Follistim (5 eggs) BFP- lead to Miscarriage  :'(
    -Laproscopic Surgery for Endometriosis, Polyp removal and Cyst removal. 
    -IVF #3- Menopur, Follistim, Lupron, Ganirellex- BFP lead to Eptopic Pregnancy  :'(
    ***11 Eggs retrieved, 10 Mature, 8 fertilized, transferred 3 embryos (day 3), 0 made it to freeze
    -Lapropscopic surgery- Removal of Fallopian Tube
    -IVF #4- Estrogen Priming with Vivelle dot, Menopur, Follistim, Ganirellex- BFP  :)
    ***15 Eggs retreived, 11 mature, 11 fertilized, 2 embryos transferred (day 3), 2 made it to freeze
    Found out I was positive for MTHFR Gene Mutation during TWW of IVF #4

  • @kelrauh - Sending lots of thoughts and prayers - hope those contractions stay away!
    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!

           
  • edited March 2017
    @kelrauh Glad to hear the contractions have stopped for now. 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
  • @kelrauh I'm happy to hear the contractions have stopped! Sending good thoughts and prayers your way! Hopefully those babies can stay put for a little longer! 
  • Well contractions came back a noon today and have not stopped. I was moved to l&d and started magnesium which isn't helping contractions but I am not dilating. I am only at a 1 and I have been about that for a few weeks. I got the first shot of my 2nd round of steroids this morning. It seems like these babies will come soon but we dont know if its hours or days.

    **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

  • Thinking of you and your family @kelrauh  Hopefully it's days 
  • Praying for you @kelrauh !!!!
    ***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
  • *lurking from third tri* 
    thinking of you @kelrauh hoping those babies stay out for a little bit longer
    **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*

  • @kelrauh praying for you and those babies! :heart:
    Me 30 || DH 36
    Unexplained Infertility- Postive for MTHFR Gene Mutation

    Natural cycles with 1 miscarriage
    -3 IUI's w/ Clomid= BFN 
    -IVF #1-Follistim and Menopur= BFN
    ***11 Eggs, 10 mature, 8 fertilized, transferred 1 (day 5) 2 made it to freeze
    -FET #1- Transferred 2, day 5 embryos =BFN
    -IVF #2- Follistim and Menopur = BFN
    ***11 retrieved, 8 mature, 6 fertilized, transferred 2 (day 3), 4 made it to freeze (Follistim and Menopur) = BFN
    -FET #2- Transferred 2, day 3 embryos = BFN
    **Changed doctor**
    -IUI #4- natural cycle = BFN
    -IUI #5- Follistim (5 eggs) BFP- lead to Miscarriage  :'(
    -Laproscopic Surgery for Endometriosis, Polyp removal and Cyst removal. 
    -IVF #3- Menopur, Follistim, Lupron, Ganirellex- BFP lead to Eptopic Pregnancy  :'(
    ***11 Eggs retrieved, 10 Mature, 8 fertilized, transferred 3 embryos (day 3), 0 made it to freeze
    -Lapropscopic surgery- Removal of Fallopian Tube
    -IVF #4- Estrogen Priming with Vivelle dot, Menopur, Follistim, Ganirellex- BFP  :)
    ***15 Eggs retreived, 11 mature, 11 fertilized, 2 embryos transferred (day 3), 2 made it to freeze
    Found out I was positive for MTHFR Gene Mutation during TWW of IVF #4

  • @kelrauh My thoughts are with you and your babies. 

  • **lurking from third tri***
    Sending thoughts and prayers to you and your LOs, @kelrauh !!
    *** Trigger Warnings ***

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

    TTC #2 since December 2014
    May 2015 unassisted BFP ended in m/c at 7wks
    April 2016 FET #1 = BFN
    June 2016 FET #2 = c/p
    August 2016 FET #3 = BFP!
    DS2 born 4/17
  • Lurking from 3rd tri...
    @kelrauh - every day they stay in makes a difference and you have done so well! You are in my thoughts and prayers...
    premies do so well now, you will be in good hands either way. Seems like these babies are just impatient to meet you!
    if it helps, on my last day of work I took care of a 5 year old (totally normal, just had a cold) who was a former 26 weeker. You've got this!
    Me, 38. DH, 46 married 11/14
    TTC since 11/14 for #1
    first RE visit 11/15, me - blocked left tube and Low AMH, DH - low count, motility not great
    1/16 clomid, 3 follicles on left. cancelled iui due to blocked tube
    2/16 Clomid/ovidrel/IUI, 3 follicles - BFN
    3/16 clomid, 4 follicles on left. cancelled iui due to blocked tube
    4/16 Clomid/ovidrel/IUI, 4 follicles but only one on right side 
    5/16 Lupron, gonal f, menopur, dexamethasone (5/19 suppression check: 13 resting follicles; 5/24: estradiol 457 - decreased menopur;    
             5/27: estradiol 1417, progesterone 0.18, 5 follicles >15mm, 9 follicles 5-15mm; 5/30: estradiol 2964, progesterone 0.8, 9 follicles  
              >16mm, 6 follicles 6-11mm; 5/31: estradiol 3149, progesterone 4.1; 6/1 ER)
    6/16 egg retrieval 6/1 (15 eggs, 14 mature, 7 fertilized with ICSI); 5 day update (5AB (biopsied and frozen), 4AB/C (biopsied and frozen), 2/3, 3 morula, 1 multicellular); 7 day update (4 frozen and sent for CCS: 5AB, 4AB/C, 5AB, 4BB); CCS results (2 normal, 1 abnormal, 1 inconclusive)
    7/16 attempt to retest inconclusive - didn't survive thaw
    8/16 transfer day 8/1: 2 5AB hatching blasts, beta 8/10 = 250!!, beta #2 8/12 = 572, ultrasound on 8/24...TWINS!


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  • @kelrauh Sooooo glad to hear the contractions have stopped and that you are in good medical hands that are helping keep those babies in there!! Sending you lots of cyber hugs!
    ***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
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