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1st Trimester Check-In: Week of March 13th!

Happy Monday ladies!!!

 

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: Is there anything that you are enjoying indulging in now that you are pregnant?

 

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!                

 

Mommies to be:  

@harleyquinn0621  EDD 9/6/17

@hopetobeashraderfamily  EDD 9/12/17

@Kp214 EDD 9/27/17

@EmilyE13 EDD 9/28/17

emgem819 EDD 10/5/17 TWINS!!

@SanBL EDD 10/11/2017 TWINS!!

@lady_grey EDD 10/13/17

@chocolateislife EDD 10/21/17

mandmplus1  EDD 10/25/17

@vintage girl EDD 10/30/17

@Polythene Pam EDD 10/31/17

@lilmissslp

@EmilyE13

@Joslynj11

@BecauseLove

@LeFemmeViolette

 

ETA: If I removed/added your name in error, I’m sorry! Just let me know. I’m new at setting up posts. :smile:

Me: 31 DH:35
TTC #1: March 2011 
Fur-children: 3 dogs + 2 cats (all rescued)
dx: Endometriosis and Fibroids 
2 Laps and 1 Abdominal Myomectomy
6 rounds of clomid
5 rounds of iui
IVF #1 Gonal F, Menopur and Cetrotide
ER 12/1/2016:Retrieved 22 eggs 12 fertilized, developed moderate OHSS
4/4 day 5 embryos were normal for PGS!!! 2 boys/2 girls
FET 1/10/2017  
Gallbladder surgery 1/10/2017
FET 2/2
BFP 2/7/17 <3 Beta#1: 594!!! Beta#2 1630!!!
Having a girl! EDD 10/21/17
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Re: 1st Trimester Check-In: Week of March 13th!

  • 1. How far along are you? What is your EDD?  8w3d

    2. Which oh-so-lovely pregnancy symptoms are you having?  So much bloat! I actually look pregnant right now. I can't help what I'm hungry for sometimes though, and carbs seem to always be on the short list.  :D

    3. When is your next appointment?  Friday, and I'm going to set up a tour for the hospital L&D ward.

    4. Anything else you'd like to share?  I went to Buy Buy Baby yesterday with DH, just to look at stuff to get excited, and noticed that they had registry goody bags, so I couldn't resist and had to register just to get the bag. :#

     

    QOTW: Is there anything that you are enjoying indulging in now that you are pregnant? Definitely indulging in all the food and naps and not feeling guilty about it.

     

    Me: 31 DH:35
    TTC #1: March 2011 
    Fur-children: 3 dogs + 2 cats (all rescued)
    dx: Endometriosis and Fibroids 
    2 Laps and 1 Abdominal Myomectomy
    6 rounds of clomid
    5 rounds of iui
    IVF #1 Gonal F, Menopur and Cetrotide
    ER 12/1/2016:Retrieved 22 eggs 12 fertilized, developed moderate OHSS
    4/4 day 5 embryos were normal for PGS!!! 2 boys/2 girls
    FET 1/10/2017  
    Gallbladder surgery 1/10/2017
    FET 2/2
    BFP 2/7/17 <3 Beta#1: 594!!! Beta#2 1630!!!
    Having a girl! EDD 10/21/17
    Pregnancy Ticker
    hopeby2015BecauseLove
  • Kp214Kp214
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    1. How far along are you? What is your EDD?   11w, 5 days

    2. Which oh-so-lovely pregnancy symptoms are you having?  Nausea, fatigue, food aversions (can't stand meat, especially chicken) 

    3. When is your next appointment?  Tomorrow! 3/14

    4. Anything else you'd like to share?  We will probably announce this week if we decide to do a big announcement  most close friends and family know already  

     

    QOTW: Is there anything that you are enjoying indulging in now that you are pregnant?  Naps and not doing any cooking. I used to like to cook, but now, DH is on his own most nights for dinner. I've stocked up on TV dinners and frozen meals for him. 

    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 


    ChocolateIsLifePolythene Pamhopeby2015BecauseLove
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  • @kp214 FX for your appointment tomorrow! I've been having a similar aversion to meat the past few days and I hope it changes! Freezer meals are a lifesaver right now. On Saturday, DH made himself a tuna sandwich because I wasn't hungry. I can still smell the tuna in our house and it is nasty. :s
    Me: 31 DH:35
    TTC #1: March 2011 
    Fur-children: 3 dogs + 2 cats (all rescued)
    dx: Endometriosis and Fibroids 
    2 Laps and 1 Abdominal Myomectomy
    6 rounds of clomid
    5 rounds of iui
    IVF #1 Gonal F, Menopur and Cetrotide
    ER 12/1/2016:Retrieved 22 eggs 12 fertilized, developed moderate OHSS
    4/4 day 5 embryos were normal for PGS!!! 2 boys/2 girls
    FET 1/10/2017  
    Gallbladder surgery 1/10/2017
    FET 2/2
    BFP 2/7/17 <3 Beta#1: 594!!! Beta#2 1630!!!
    Having a girl! EDD 10/21/17
    Pregnancy Ticker
    Polythene PamJoslynj11BecauseLovecaseyw8784
  • Thanks for taking this over @ChocolateIsLife! :)

    1. How far along are you? What is your EDD?  weeks tomorrow! 10/31

    2. Which oh-so-lovely pregnancy symptoms are you having?   nothing really except suddenly I have extreme major hunger. Like I woke at 3 with my stomach growling.

    3. When is your next appointment?  This Wed we'll see the heartbeat and then I'll "graduate" to my OB again :)

    4. Anything else you'd like to share? I was super anxious with not feeling signs but I feel a lot better this week. Maybe the extreme hunger helped haha. If my appt goes well Wed, I'm seeing a close group of friends who were a huge support during IVF so I'll finally spill the beans to them on Friday :) (I was very vague on dates but they've been sweetly hinting to ask :))

     

    QOTW: Is there anything that you are enjoying indulging in now that you are pregnant? Ice cream is my weakness. I rarely eat salads but ate an entire bagged salad this weekend, I also craved salads with my daughter, so random! Also going to bed super early guilt free :)

    ChocolateIsLifehopeby2015Joslynj11BecauseLove
  • @latershrader yay congrats on moving to 2nd trimester tomorrow! I'll be sure to remove you from next weeks list. I hope you get to stay home from work! Jeans with suspenders on babies are so stinking adorable! I loved looking through the clothes  yesterday. 

    @Polythene Pam omg the midnight growling stomach is ridiculous. I started keeping an assortment of crackers by my side of the bed. Consequently DH has to have crackers when I do, so we are sometimes both up at 2am making a crummy mess in bed.  :D Have fun telling your friends on Friday, that is so exciting!

    @lefemmeViolette ahhh I'm so excited for your amazing second beta!!!! The number definitely more than quadrupled! I'm sorry you have a fear of vomiting, that just adds an extra challenge to the first trimester. So far I have only had light nausea, but snacking on crackers seems to help. When I'm nauseous though, all I want to do is throw up, so that the feeling can go away. It feels worse to me to just be nauseous.
    Me: 31 DH:35
    TTC #1: March 2011 
    Fur-children: 3 dogs + 2 cats (all rescued)
    dx: Endometriosis and Fibroids 
    2 Laps and 1 Abdominal Myomectomy
    6 rounds of clomid
    5 rounds of iui
    IVF #1 Gonal F, Menopur and Cetrotide
    ER 12/1/2016:Retrieved 22 eggs 12 fertilized, developed moderate OHSS
    4/4 day 5 embryos were normal for PGS!!! 2 boys/2 girls
    FET 1/10/2017  
    Gallbladder surgery 1/10/2017
    FET 2/2
    BFP 2/7/17 <3 Beta#1: 594!!! Beta#2 1630!!!
    Having a girl! EDD 10/21/17
    Pregnancy Ticker
    BecauseLove
  • @LeFemmeViolette oh wow I can't wait for your US too to see how many beans are in there! Fantastic number! I only got sick with my daughter if I wasn't eating regularly, so a bag of crackers at all times helps.

    @ChocolateIsLife haha that's a fantastic idea. My husband chose now to try to go on a diet so I know it's good we're eating healthier but it makes me want to binge on ice cream that much more haha. 

    @latershrader hope you get a snow day!! I work from home so we got the blizzard today (I live in WI), it's been such a mild winter so I'm actually enjoying it :) as long as it melts soon :)
    BecauseLove
  • Hi Everyone! I'm cautiously joining this group, hoping everything keeps progressing how it should!

    1. How far along are you? What is your EDD?  I'm 5 weeks, 5 days. EDD is Nov 8 if it is one and Oct 18 if it is two!

    2. Which oh-so-lovely pregnancy symptoms are you having?  Not having too much yet, sore boobs and tired mostly. I'm actually looking forward to having some more symptoms so it seems real!

    3. When is your next appointment?  Thursday they are going to do beta #3 and then next week ultrasound finally! 1st beta at 14dp5dt was 2978 and 2nd beta at 18dp5dt was 10,734. So hopefully everything is rising nicely!

    4. Anything else you'd like to share?  I'm glad to finally be on this side and having the support of such wonderful women is so awesome!

     QOTW: Is there anything that you are enjoying indulging in now that you are pregnant? Mostly just napping more. Oh and letting my husband take care of more housework! :wink:

    hopeby2015Joslynj11BecauseLoveEmilyE13
  • @LeFemmeViolette Welcome to PAIF! I remember you from the IF boards, so excited to see a familiar name over here! Some good betas too! Congratulations!

    @Gatorgirl2009 Welcome to you too! Those are HUGE beta numbers! Congrats!
    *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!!


    BecauseLove
  • Kp214Kp214
    250 Love Its 500 Comments Second Anniversary Name Dropper
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    @latershrader hoping you get snow if you get to be off work!

    @ChocolateIsLife smells like that can be awful!  Sorry about the tuna.  Hopefully, something better will take its place. 

    @LeFemmeViolette wonderful second beta!  Yay!

    afm, I went shopping today for some longer shirts.  It was a little depressing.  I'll try target tomorrow.  I've heard their maternity clothes are cute.  I don't really need maternity clothes yet, but my jeans are getting a little tight.  I'm thinking I'll wear leggings and long shirts if I can find some long shirts. 
    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 


    BecauseLove
  • @Kp214 I'm in the same boat. I'm so bloated that I can't even imaging wearing jeans anymore. I'm sure the bloating is just from the PIO, but still... I'm not gonna get any smaller! I'm planning a target trip soon to see what legging options they have. I already have a good starter pack from LulaRoe, but I have a feeling I'm gonna need more. And soon!
    Me: 32, Hubs: 36
    Married: September 2013
    TTC since April 2014, Dx: MFI
    DH started Clomid Oct 2015
    April-June 2016- 3 IUIs: All BFN
    July 2016- IVF #1: 16 eggs ->1 PGS-normal embryo
    Sept 2016- single FET #1: BFN
    Nov 2016- IVF #2 16 eggs -> 3 PGS-normal embryos
    Jan 2017- single FET #2: BFN
    Feb 2017- endometrial scratch
    March 2017- FET #3 (double transfer): BFP!
       Beta #1: 386 (9dp5dt), Beta #2: 1,960 (12dp5dt)
       Pregnant with: Triplets Twins Singleton
       It's a GIRL! :)
       EDD: November 16, 2017
       Dx w/ preeclampsia: Updated delivery date: 10/4/17
    <3 Hazel Summerlyn <3
    Find me on the IG

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    BecauseLove
  • I'm cautiously introducing myself here. We used donor egg with dh sperm.  We have 1 dd from a previous cycle.

    1. How far along are you? What is your EDD?  

    I'm 6w5d.  EDD: 10/31/17

    2. Which oh-so-lovely pregnancy symptoms are you having?  

    I've been breaking out and I've been super exhausted.  I was doing so good until about middle of last week when it just hit me all at once.  For some odd reason, my forgetfulness has started super early - missed out on 2 meetings because my brains not working right.  I dont remember it being this bad last time.  And oddly enough, ive been craving meat.  Im not a huge meat eater but ive eaten so much recently - very weird.

    3. When is your next appointment?  

    the big one is this friday - 3/17.  Hoping for some luck of the irish so that we see the hb.  So nervous!

    4. Anything else you'd like to share?  

    We had a scan last monday that showed 1 sac so we know we are having 1 (hopefully).

    QOTW: Is there anything that you are enjoying indulging in now that you are pregnant?

    getting dh to do stuff never gets old :smile: 


    @latershrader - we are expecting like 20" around me tomorrow.  I hope u get more and we get a lil less :smile:


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  • Kp214Kp214
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    @LeFemmeViolette I love lularoe leggings!  I'm not a huge fan of lots of pattern so it makes it harder to find smaller patterns I like, but they are so comfortable.  The shirts are also very comfortable. 
    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 


    ChocolateIsLifeBecauseLove
  • Hey ladies, question here regarding progesterone suppositories: Do you sometimes have trouble getting it far enough in there? I feel like sometimes I can get it 3/4 in, but yesterday and today, everything seems full and stiffer and gets tender if I try and go past half way. I'm hoping that is deep enough to put the progesterone. 
    Me: 31 DH:35
    TTC #1: March 2011 
    Fur-children: 3 dogs + 2 cats (all rescued)
    dx: Endometriosis and Fibroids 
    2 Laps and 1 Abdominal Myomectomy
    6 rounds of clomid
    5 rounds of iui
    IVF #1 Gonal F, Menopur and Cetrotide
    ER 12/1/2016:Retrieved 22 eggs 12 fertilized, developed moderate OHSS
    4/4 day 5 embryos were normal for PGS!!! 2 boys/2 girls
    FET 1/10/2017  
    Gallbladder surgery 1/10/2017
    FET 2/2
    BFP 2/7/17 <3 Beta#1: 594!!! Beta#2 1630!!!
    Having a girl! EDD 10/21/17
    Pregnancy Ticker
  • ***lurking from 3rd Tri***
    I am not going to lie I am sooo excited to see so many names from the August/September IVF Board make it to this board this month. I did some stalking when I saw some of your names on this board and know the struggle you have gone through, and want to say congratulations. Some of you have not joined us yet, but we would love it if you do!
    @BecauseLove
    @lilmissslp
    @Joslynj11
    @LeFemmeViolette

    **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

    Polythene PamJoslynj11LeFemmeVioletteBecauseLove
  • @hopeby2015 due date twins! How old is your little? My daughter is 3.5 (luck baby apparently)

    @ChocolateIsLife I use crinone (the gel) so I go as far as I can but I was irritating my cervix so I don't push it too much. I was so over shots but I hate that those are a guessing game!
    BecauseLovehopeby2015
  • @Polythene Pam thanks for the feedback, I agree about hating the guessing game! I use the crinone gel as well, and its just been feeling like I'm hitting a "wall" much sooner than usual. So strange!
    Me: 31 DH:35
    TTC #1: March 2011 
    Fur-children: 3 dogs + 2 cats (all rescued)
    dx: Endometriosis and Fibroids 
    2 Laps and 1 Abdominal Myomectomy
    6 rounds of clomid
    5 rounds of iui
    IVF #1 Gonal F, Menopur and Cetrotide
    ER 12/1/2016:Retrieved 22 eggs 12 fertilized, developed moderate OHSS
    4/4 day 5 embryos were normal for PGS!!! 2 boys/2 girls
    FET 1/10/2017  
    Gallbladder surgery 1/10/2017
    FET 2/2
    BFP 2/7/17 <3 Beta#1: 594!!! Beta#2 1630!!!
    Having a girl! EDD 10/21/17
    Pregnancy Ticker
    BecauseLove
  • Hey ladies I am super excited to join you other mama’s here! I have been waiting to come to the other side for so long this is just so surreal!!

    1.    How far along are you? What is your EDD? 7w5d  

    2. Which oh-so-lovely pregnancy symptoms are you having?   I am starting to have nausea pretty much all day for the past few days. I love it because it shows me I’m preggs!

    3. When is your next appointment?  First OB appointment is next Tuesday, I’ll be 8 w5d. I was already told no scan which is a bummer because this is just an intake apt. but they did say I will have my dating scan at the next one! Something to look forward too :)

    4. Anything else you'd like to share?  I am still very nervous about sharing the news, I guess because I think it might be a jinx. How are you ladies doing with sharing the news and letting the world in?

    QOTW: Is there anything that you are enjoying indulging in now that you are pregnant? Right now I am loving getting to eat anything I want and not feel guilty. I have very healthy eating habits but I love cheating with cakes and donuts :D

     EKK so excited to go through the 1st trimester with you ladies!! Thanks @ChocolateIsLife for leading our board and encouraging me on over!
    Me: 29 DH:38
    First RE Consult 3/9/2016
    IVF ER 5/5/2016
    23 eggs retrieved; 15 mature; 8 developed to embryos; 6 frozen day 5; 2 frozen day 6
    Transfer canceled OHSS
    FET #1 6/2/2016 transferred 2 embryos
    Beta #1 6/15/2016 BFN
    FET #2 8/1/2016 transferred last 2 embryos (lost 4 in the thaw)
    Beta #1 8/12/16 BFN
    IVF #2: Started stims 12/2 
    ER #2 12/14/2016; 16 follies retrieved, 8 fertilized to day 1, 4 frozen day 5, and 1 frozen day 6
    Praying my frosties are strong through the next thaw FX
    FET # 3 2/07/2017 2 embabies thawed 2 embabies transferred
    2/14/2017 *TW* First ever BFP
    Beta #1 2/20/2017 277 Beta #2 2/23/2017 8,945...did I hear you right!
    3/10/2017 One beating heart HR 168!! So very happy
    3/10/2017 Official graduate from Jones Institute for Reproductive Health!! Couldn't help but cry
    6/8/2017 Anatomy Scan proves ITS A GIRL! 
    10/30/17 An angel was Born; Riley Charlize 7:50 AM my heart is so full
    *Praying that 3 is our charm*


    BecauseLoveChocolateIsLifehopeby2015
  • 1. How far along are you? 11 Weeks 6 days

    What is your EDD?  9/27

    2. Which oh-so-lovely pregnancy symptoms are you having?  Heartburn, headache, sensitive tatas, 

    3. When is your next appointment?  April?

    4. Anything else you'd like to share?  Totally freaking out about progesterone levels (mine is currently around 15) as well as really needing to see that eggo is ok...or hear the heartbeat (the doppler hasn't gotten anything the last 3 weeks). So hard to trust all is well! '

    Also starting to think about getting rid of my TTGP stuff like pregnancy tests, ovulation stuff, fertility meds etc. Makes me nervous actually. 

    QOTW: Is there anything that you are enjoying indulging in now that you are pregnant? Not really...sorta same old same old. 

     

    Me: 37 DH: 32 TTGP Since 2014 INFERTILITY INFO (Medicated, IUI's, IVF/FET) IN SPOILER
    October 2014-April 2015: Without Medication or Doctor Guidance No Periods/No O BFN 
    Medicated April-December 2015: Clomid (didn't work) and so we tried Femera/Letrozole. Progesterone Met 1000 Not diagnosed PCOS but treating the same. Anovulatory. TI No US No O BFN 

    - TW - 
    IUI"S 
    January 2016-October 2016: Letrozole 2.5mg-7.5 mg, Pregyl or Ovideral Trigger Shot.
    9 cycles of IUI
    (7 Cancelled due to no mature follicles) (2 attempted IUI's with mature follicles)  

    IUI # 2 June 2016 and July 2016:  Met 1000, Estrogen (21 days), Progesterone (5 days) Femera 5m 6/28/16 Ultrasound CD14 = 25 follie. Pregnyl Trigger CD14 IUI 7/13 1stBeta (DPO 15): 7.6 (Surprise BFP...but Low #'s) 2ndBeta (DPO 17): 18 3rdBeta (DPO 19) 52.8 Progesterone Prescribed (spotting) 4thBeta (DPO 26) 6.9 Chemical Pregnancy BFN

    IVF and FET (diagnosed with PCOS) 204 pounds at start of IVF
    IVF # 1 October and November 2016: CCRM - Minneapolis 10/14 Consult and CD 3 testing, 10/14 started (OCP Antagonist - BCP) BCP, 10/21 1 day work up, Doxycycline 100mg 10 days, 10/24 stop bcp, Bloodwork US 10/29, 10/30-11/8 Stims 2 vials of Menopur, Dexamethasone, 225 of Gonal-F daily (dropped to 120). CCRM Vitamin Cocktail (like 20 of them), Monitoring (11/2, 11/4, 11/5, 11/6, 11/7, 11/8), Retrieval 11/10 (38 eggs, 30 mature, 16 fertilized ICSI), 11/16 8 Blasts 11/30 CCS testing results 3 Normal 5aa's (2 boys and 1 girl) 1 Unknown 4 Abnormal (All girls) 


    Fet #1 January 2017: CCRM - Minneapolis bcp/lupron/suppository/p4 in oil QOD AF 12/7, 12/8 start meds. 1/3 lining and blood work check 14/15 mm, BW check 1/6. 1/9 transfer with acupuncture 1 CCS/PGS Normal 5aa hatching Progesterone around 26ish? Lower estrogen level 207 (wanted above 300 but over 200 was acceptable), started 1 estrace, progesterone in oil every other day, vivelle dot patches 4 every other day, 3x estrodiol daily, vitamin cocktail. POAS: - 4dp5dt and 5dp5dt, 6dp5dt frer very very very faint line. 7dp5dt and 8dp5dt + on Accuclear. 8dp5dt pregnant on a clear blue easy digital. 214 pounds at FET
    1/18 #1 Beta 91.1
    1/20 #2 Beta 215.9
    2/3 6 week US 2 sacs? Twins? but only 1 heartbeat/pole good heartbeat Stopped taking baby asprin Added in DHEA Veg Vitamin (also got the report that they transferred a girl 5aa eggo) 
    2/10 7 week US 2 sacs (likely vanishing twin) only 1 heartbeat/pole etc good heartbeat 137
    2/24 9 week US 1 eggo sac good heart beat 182 1 very small fluid sac (shrinking) 
    2/24 9 week 2 days start weening. Graduated from RE (CCRM is now starting weening as soon as 8.5 weeks)
    3/7 10 Weeks 5 days  weened completely of FET meds A1C 5.3% (Normal)
    3/9 11 Weeks 1 day my progesterone level was 15 and my estrogen level was 881 (I freaked out!)
    3/16 12 Weeks 1 day baby heard on doppler 164 HB
    4/14 16 week 2 days Ultrasound baby is looking good with all good numbers sized 17 weeks. Also got to hear her on the doppler for a few mins too. 

    5/5 19 Weeks 2 days going in for "20" week anatomy ultrasound got measurements but need to come back as wasn't able to get all the measurements
    MEASUREMENTS BPD 4.6 cm 19 weeks 6 days* (78%) HC 17.0 cm 19 weeks 4 days* (70%) AC 14.5 cm 19 weeks 4 days* (69%) Femur 3.1 cm 19 weeks 6 days* (63%) Humerus 3.1 cm 20 weeks 2 days (84%) Cerebellum 2.0 cm 19 weeks 5 days
    CisternaMagna 6.2 mm Nuchal Fold 4.5 mm
    HC/AC 1.17 FL/AC 0.22 FL/BPD 0.68 EFW (Ac/Fl/Hc) 309 grams - 0 lbs 11 oz
    THE AVERAGE GESTATIONAL AGE is 19 weeks 5 days +/- 10 days.

    6/9 24 Weeks 2 days Glucose Test 1 hour (Failed) 190
    6/16 25 Weeks 2 days Ultrasound and 1st Baby Shower 
    6/20 25 Weeks 6 days Glucose Test 3 Hours (Failed) 95 (95), 183 (180), 213 (155), 198 (140) etc
    6/21 26 Weeks Recommended to a perintologist
    6/22 26 Weeks 1 day start monitoring blood sugar levels 
    6/30 27 Weeks 2 day A1 (blood sugar test ordered)

    7/5 28 Weeks Echo and 3d Ultrasound
    AMNIOTIC FLUID Q1: 2.6 Q2: 3.2 Q3: 4.8 Q4: 5.6 AFI Total = 16.3 cm Amniotic Fluid: Normal 
    MEASUREMENTS BPD 7.2 cm 28 weeks 5 days* (60%) HC 26.4 cm 28 weeks 4 days* (48%) AC 23.3 cm 27 weeks 4 days* (36%) Femur 5.2 cm 28 weeks 0 days* (36%) Humerus 4.8 cm 28 weeks 0 days (49%)
    HC/AC 1.13 FL/AC 0.23 FL/BPD 0.73 Ceph Index 0.77 EFW (Ac/Fl/Hc) 1142 grams - 2 lbs 8 oz (37%)
    THE AVERAGE GESTATIONAL AGE is 28 weeks 1 day +/- 14 days.

    7/10 28 Weeks 5 days Dietitian Appt and Lactatcian Consultant and A1 blood draw 5.4% (normal) 218.5 pounds
    7/20 30 Weeks GD consult. 6 Lantus at 7pm daily. Novolog 1 unit for every 15 gm carbohydrate if consumed more than 30 gm at brkfst or 60 gm at lunch or supper 215.6 pounds
    7/20 30 Weeks Transferred care to OB due to high risk. 216 pounds

    8/2 32 Weeks Ultrasound (not cooperative and still breech) and then weekly NST's
    MEASUREMENTS BPD 8.0 cm 32 weeks 2 days* (44%) HC 29.2 cm 31 weeks 6 days* (22%) AC 26.9 cm 31 weeks 0 days* (24%)  Femur 6.3 cm 32 weeks 2 days* (57%) Humerus 5.7 cm 32 weeks 6 days (71%)
    HC/AC 1.08 FL/AC 0.23 FL/BPD 0.78 Ceph Index 0.78 EFW (Ac/Fl/Hc) 1808 grams - 3 lbs 15 oz (29%)
    THE AVERAGE GESTATIONAL AGE is 31 weeks 6 days +/- 18 days.
    AMNIOTIC FLUID Q1: 3.4 Q2: 2.9 Q3: 2.9 Q4: 4.4 AFI Total = 13.6 cm Amniotic Fluid: Normal

    8/8 32w6d upped to 1:10 for dinner 
    8/11 Baby Shower
    8/13 Baby Shower
    8/16 34 weeks NST good reading Upped to 8 at bed for fasting and 1:7 for dinner 
    8/18 Dr Appt

    8/24 35 weeks 1 day (was suppose to be scheduled for 36 weeks) Weeks Ultrasound/GD Dr Appt/OB Appt 
    Frank Breech
    MEASUREMENTS BPD 8.9 cm 35 weeks 6 days* (67%) HC 31.7 cm 35 weeks 1 day * (35%) AC 30.2 cm 34 weeks 2 days* (33%) Femur 6.9 cm 34 weeks 6 days* (57%) Humerus 6.0 cm 34 weeks 6 days (64%)
    HC/AC 1.05 FL/AC 0.23 FL/BPD 0.78 Ceph Index 0.80 EFW (Ac/Fl/Hc) 2494 grams - 5 lbs 8 oz (39%)
    THE AVERAGE GESTATIONAL AGE is 35 weeks 1 day +/- 21 days.
    AMNIOTIC FLUID Q1: 3.3 Q2: 3.8 Q3: 2.4 Q4: 3.8 AFI Total = 13.4 cm Amniotic Fluid: Normal

    8/31 36 Weeks
    9/7 37 Weeks
    9/10 Water broke...I got it tested at the emergency room it it showed it was negative. More water breaking and didn't go to the dr.
    9/11 37 weeks 4 days Called the Dr and got retested for water breaking...
    10:30pmish Baby Girl Born via Emergency C Section (Frank Breech Baby) 6lbs 3oz  -
    9/13 Dropped to 5 pounds 10oz and had jaundice 
    9/13 38 weeks

    9/22 39 Weeks 2 days C Section Scheduled for 10am (arrive at 8am) Equinox/Solstice
    EDD 9/27
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  • @joslynnj11 I know what you mean... I had to tell a close circle of friends and immediate family the news as they knew exactly where we were in the process. We'll see the heart tomorrow so maybe then I'll open up more-? But my husband and I barely acknowledge I'm pregnant, like we'll jinx it if we start making plans. It's strange for sure! 

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  • @joslynj11 I am loving the prego symptoms too! I still get excited that my boobs are sore, and then I say ouch. :D  We waited until 6 weeks (not long I know) to tell DH's mom. But everyone else close to us knew that we were doing IVF, so they had been asking since the beginning. I'm really excited to announce it on social media though, mainly because I'm going to make all of our dogs/cats be a part of it and I think it will be cute. 

    @becauselove I am so sorry you are dealing with this scare. I know you were concerned when you first started weaning off the progesterone, so I can imagine getting a number lower than you RE recommended would make you even more nervous. I wish they could sneak in another appointment for you before April, just to calm your nerves at the least. I was told by my RE that any level between 15-60ng is good after going off the suppositories, I know every doc is different and has the preferred numbers they would like to see, but it does sound like it is still in the healthy range. I have heard and read so many times recently that people are not getting heartbeats on the doppler, but everything is perfectly fine. Just try and keep reminding yourself that you are almost to the 2nd trimester (woohoo!). Also, we are all here for you to voice your fears/concerns/joys...let it all out <3
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    TTC #1: March 2011 
    Fur-children: 3 dogs + 2 cats (all rescued)
    dx: Endometriosis and Fibroids 
    2 Laps and 1 Abdominal Myomectomy
    6 rounds of clomid
    5 rounds of iui
    IVF #1 Gonal F, Menopur and Cetrotide
    ER 12/1/2016:Retrieved 22 eggs 12 fertilized, developed moderate OHSS
    4/4 day 5 embryos were normal for PGS!!! 2 boys/2 girls
    FET 1/10/2017  
    Gallbladder surgery 1/10/2017
    FET 2/2
    BFP 2/7/17 <3 Beta#1: 594!!! Beta#2 1630!!!
    Having a girl! EDD 10/21/17
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  • @BecauseLove - with my first i could never find the hb!  It would get me so nervous.  I stopped using after a few tries.  I wouldn't be too concerned about finding the hb with the Doppler - its not easy!  Also, i wouldnt worry too much about the progestrone like the op said you are within range and by now your placenta has taken over production of hormones.

    @Polythene Pam - yay!  Nice to have due date twins!

    @Joslynj11 - with our 1st we told family and friends right away but we had lost a twin early on.  We didn't want a repeat of that, so this time we told immediate family only and when we hear the hb (hopefully!!), we will tell everyone else.

    Even though this is our 2nd, it never gets any easier - its such a roller coaster of fear and worries. I know everyone says the feeling doesn't go away but I really don't feel this way when parenting - its the worst!

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  • I'm dropping by this board because we finally got our BFP and 1st ultrasound is out of the way, saw the heartbeat this morning!  

    1. How far along are you? What is your EDD?  just 6 weeks today, according to my dr.  Dr hasn't given me a due date yet but online calculators say mid-November, maybe a Thanksgiving baby.

    2. Which oh-so-lovely pregnancy symptoms are you having?  Holy boobs, batman! They're huge and they're so sore; I've already gone up at least half a cup size, maybe more.  Tired, and bloated, oh my gawd the bloat!  That might just be the progesterone, though, I have a few friends who've said their bellies actually flattened out around 11w when they stopped progesterone.

    3. When is your next appointment?  Next Friday.

    4. Anything else you'd like to share?  Did it not feel "real" to anyone else at this point? Like I've seen the u/s, I've heard the heartbeat, but it still feels like, IDK, like it's not really for real.

     

    QOTW: Is there anything that you are enjoying indulging in now that you are pregnant? Carbs! lol  I'm not usually a big carb eater, and I really watch my portions, but I've been so hungry all the time I'm just like screw it, if baby wants pasta, baby gets pasta, lol.  I've gained like 2lbs, but considering I was on a pretty strict eating plan before, I'm not surprised and I really don't care, and I do try to stick to the "healthy" stuff, whole grain, quinoa or chickpea based, etc. 

    JWatt5BecauseLovehopeby2015
  • @ChocolateIsLife Yes to the progesterone thing, I feel the same way and was just complaining about that this weekend!  I feel like everything has shifted around in there and while before I could just pop it in no problem, now at least half the time it's like a struggle to get it in the right spot.  I usually fight through the struggle and try to relax and get it in because if I don't get it in the right spot I end up with it all leaking out within a couple hours, which is beyond gross, especially the morning pill.  I find different positions sometimes work better than others. If I can't get it in sitting, I'll stand up and put a leg up, if that doesn't work I'll lay down.  It's not fool proof, but sometimes it does help.
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  • Hey ladies!  Sorry I've been MIA lately.  We got hit by the big storm so we've had a lot to deal with snow wise.  Plus, I've been pretty miserable with MS symptoms all day and all night.  Started taking diclegis which has helped some but then it's come back.  Upped my dose today so hopefully that will help.  Just not the best feeling to throw up all the time and not be able to eat much of anything.  I would think I'd be happy since these symptoms likely indicate healthy babies but it's making me pretty miserable.  Plus I feel bad for DH who has to do everything now and he's getting burnt out pretty fast.  Anyway, onto the questions!

    1. How far along are you? 10 weeks 6 days

    What is your EDD?  10/5

    2. Which oh-so-lovely pregnancy symptoms are you having?  MS, migraines, tired all the time, food/smell aversions

    3. When is your next appointment?  April 3rd

    4. Anything else you'd like to share?  Just had my blood chromosomal test on Monday so we'll find out by Friday if there are any issues--also if it's 2 girls, or if there's at least 1 boy in there!  At our u/s on Monday it was super fun to see them moving around--one seems much more active than the other: kicking their arms/legs like crazy!

    QOTW: Is there anything that you are enjoying indulging in now that you are pregnant? Since I can't eat much right now I'm trying to not worry about what I actually eat since it's actually something that will stay down, but I think later in pregnancy, I'll focus more on what's going in that's good for babies.


    Married to DH since 8/15
    TTC since 5/15
    PCOS, 35+, diagnosed with pre-diabetes
    TI for 4 cycles: 1 round of femara; 2 rounds femara/ injectables: all ended in BFN. 
    3 IUI Cycles: letrozole/Follistim with HCG Trigger,all resulted in BFN.
    FET #1: Baseline appt 4/28/16, Gonal-F/Menopur stims, Centrotide 5/4/16, ER 5/11/16; 6/8/16 ET, BFN
    FET #2: Baseline appt 6/22/16, Estrace/PIO shots: 7/12/16 ET, 1st beta 7/21/16: 83 BFP, 2nd beta 7/23/16: 315. 1st U/S: 8/4/16 empty sac.  2nd U/S: 8/10/16 yolk sac appeared, everything stopped growing. Office D&C: 8/11/16, MC.
    FET #3: Baseline appt 12/28/16, Estrace/PIO shots: 1/17/17 ET, 1st beta 1/27/17: 146 BFP, 2nd beta 1/29/17: 336, 1st U/S: 2/16/17, 2 healthy twin babies measuring 7w0d.  EDD: 10/5/17
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  • We had our ultrasound, strong heartbeat! So I guess I should just be happy I feel good (it was stressing me out like I'm not pregnant :) relief of a day. 
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  • 1. How far along are you?  7 weeks 2 days 
    2. Which oh so lovely symptoms? Bloat, my boobs Omg I'm terrified of them. Food aversion and not sure what I want to eat. Once in a while smells getting to me. Either not hungry or starving. 
    3. When is your next appointment?  Tomorrow afternoon ultrasound. 
    4. I'm nervous about tomorrow and sad that my hubby can't make it to the appointment with me. We saw the heartbeat last Friday, but couldn't hear it yet.

    QOTW :  Resting and being very careful with lifting and such. I've stopped caring about when and what family think I should be eating. I had a fight with my MIL about 2 weeks ago about food in general. Its a long story.....I was kind of ticked off for a while about what she thought etc. I  am now at the point where I don't care if they are offended if I don't eat, what/when they do. I am so hungry now. I need to go find something to eat. 
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  • Kp214Kp214
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    @emgem819 I am so sorry about the ms. I completely get it. I'm on zofran and diclegis. They help enough for me to function most days. So, if the diclegis doesn't fully do it, you might check out zofran. 
    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 


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  • Thanks @Kp214 my Dr did mention adding in zofran but she said it causes contipation so I was going to go upping a dose of the diclegis before resorting to that.  It has worked for you though?  I keep telling myself maybe in 2nd tri the ms will get better and I'll start to feel more myself then!  Has your Dr told you when they think it'll stop?
    Married to DH since 8/15
    TTC since 5/15
    PCOS, 35+, diagnosed with pre-diabetes
    TI for 4 cycles: 1 round of femara; 2 rounds femara/ injectables: all ended in BFN. 
    3 IUI Cycles: letrozole/Follistim with HCG Trigger,all resulted in BFN.
    FET #1: Baseline appt 4/28/16, Gonal-F/Menopur stims, Centrotide 5/4/16, ER 5/11/16; 6/8/16 ET, BFN
    FET #2: Baseline appt 6/22/16, Estrace/PIO shots: 7/12/16 ET, 1st beta 7/21/16: 83 BFP, 2nd beta 7/23/16: 315. 1st U/S: 8/4/16 empty sac.  2nd U/S: 8/10/16 yolk sac appeared, everything stopped growing. Office D&C: 8/11/16, MC.
    FET #3: Baseline appt 12/28/16, Estrace/PIO shots: 1/17/17 ET, 1st beta 1/27/17: 146 BFP, 2nd beta 1/29/17: 336, 1st U/S: 2/16/17, 2 healthy twin babies measuring 7w0d.  EDD: 10/5/17
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    @emgem819 I've had no problem with constipation and take the maximum dose of diclegis and 8mg of zofran every 8 hours. The combination has made things bearable. I honestly googled "morning sickness so bad I wish I were dead" before starting both. I don't feel 100% normal, but I'm able to function at work and at home. Although, I don't cook since I have lots of food aversions. Poor DH. He's handling things the very well considering he doesn't cook.  I've been told that it peaks around week 10 and should be getting better now that I'm at week 12. However, the only improvement is that have a couple of days where I can cut back to 2 zofran pills a day every week. I'm sort of resigned to this hanging around for awhile longer. I hope you start improving.

    Eat whatever you can and don't worry about the baby getting nutrients. As long as you take a prenatal vitamin, the baby is getting what he/she needs.  Avocado on toast with milk helps me at times. Also, cheese dip and rice feel good on my stomach. It may depend on your tastes, though. 
    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 


  • emgem819emgem819
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    @Kp214 I appreciate your insight.  I hear you on DH's cooking...he just doesn't do it so it's been really hard for him especially since we have his son (11 years old) 3 nights a week.  I can't eat with them so he's going back to his bachelor days when it was just the two of them and there are is a whole lot of using the microwave!  I hope that things settle down for you soon since you're at 12 weeks and that's when it's supposed to get better.  I'm def looking forward to 2nd tri when it'll hopefully decrease.  Avocado on toast sounds actually pretty yummy so I'll have to try that.  McDonalds fries and chicken tenders have been my go-to lately (sadly I know) but mild foods like that--toast, crackers, etc. are all I can handle.  Glad to know I'm not the only one going through this but I hope it doesn't last much longer for you!  Hang in there girl! :(
    Married to DH since 8/15
    TTC since 5/15
    PCOS, 35+, diagnosed with pre-diabetes
    TI for 4 cycles: 1 round of femara; 2 rounds femara/ injectables: all ended in BFN. 
    3 IUI Cycles: letrozole/Follistim with HCG Trigger,all resulted in BFN.
    FET #1: Baseline appt 4/28/16, Gonal-F/Menopur stims, Centrotide 5/4/16, ER 5/11/16; 6/8/16 ET, BFN
    FET #2: Baseline appt 6/22/16, Estrace/PIO shots: 7/12/16 ET, 1st beta 7/21/16: 83 BFP, 2nd beta 7/23/16: 315. 1st U/S: 8/4/16 empty sac.  2nd U/S: 8/10/16 yolk sac appeared, everything stopped growing. Office D&C: 8/11/16, MC.
    FET #3: Baseline appt 12/28/16, Estrace/PIO shots: 1/17/17 ET, 1st beta 1/27/17: 146 BFP, 2nd beta 1/29/17: 336, 1st U/S: 2/16/17, 2 healthy twin babies measuring 7w0d.  EDD: 10/5/17
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  • *Lurking from 3rd tri*

    in regards to ms, I had a terrible time with it right up until about 18 weeks, I hope this isn't the case for anyone else here but honestly just eat what you feel like eating. I would sometimes not eat for days because I felt so awful and baby was always measuring perfectly with everything. I think there was a couple of weeks there where all I felt like was cheese sandwiches or potato salad.. Just try to keep up your fluids and when you're starting to feel better add in those extra nutrients. Good luck with it, I hope it passes soon! 
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    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*

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  • Oh goodness I woke up stomach growling like I want a burger NOW. 

    Anyway at my RE appt they said I can stop progesterone next week, so I'll be 8 weeks. When did/will you guys stop? Insurance actually kicked in once I got pregnant so I may at least use up the box but that'd put me at 9 weeks. Not sure why but it makes me anxious to stop :) they don't test levels or anything at my place unless you're spotting or having any issues.
  • @PolythenePam I stopped PIO at 9 weeks and then stopped suppositories at 10 weeks.  My doctor did an u/s and said everything looked good so she wasn't worried.  I was a little concerned they didn't do a test or anything but I had to put the trust in my OB as they seem to know what's best. 
    Married to DH since 8/15
    TTC since 5/15
    PCOS, 35+, diagnosed with pre-diabetes
    TI for 4 cycles: 1 round of femara; 2 rounds femara/ injectables: all ended in BFN. 
    3 IUI Cycles: letrozole/Follistim with HCG Trigger,all resulted in BFN.
    FET #1: Baseline appt 4/28/16, Gonal-F/Menopur stims, Centrotide 5/4/16, ER 5/11/16; 6/8/16 ET, BFN
    FET #2: Baseline appt 6/22/16, Estrace/PIO shots: 7/12/16 ET, 1st beta 7/21/16: 83 BFP, 2nd beta 7/23/16: 315. 1st U/S: 8/4/16 empty sac.  2nd U/S: 8/10/16 yolk sac appeared, everything stopped growing. Office D&C: 8/11/16, MC.
    FET #3: Baseline appt 12/28/16, Estrace/PIO shots: 1/17/17 ET, 1st beta 1/27/17: 146 BFP, 2nd beta 1/29/17: 336, 1st U/S: 2/16/17, 2 healthy twin babies measuring 7w0d.  EDD: 10/5/17
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  • Kp214Kp214
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    @Polythene Pam I stopped the suppositories this week, 12 weeks. The OB did test my progesterone level Tuesday but said to stop taking them since I was 12 weeks. I assume the level was good. 
    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 


    Polythene Pam
  • @Polythene Pam - im weaning off all IF meds at week 11 and ill be off them by week 12.

    Afm - had the us this morning and they found not 1 but 2 hbs!  Dh and i were soooo surprised amd slowly freaking out :smile:

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  • Thanks for the progesterone level answers! I just visited with a friend who used our same doctor, same protocols and 2 healthy daughters from IVF so I will obviously just trust the doctor. I just like asking others I guess :)

    @hopeby2015 oh my goodness congrats!!!! Did you have any idea? How exciting! <3
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  • @Polythene Pam thanks.  i snuck in an ultrasound on around 5.5 wks and all the tech could find was 1 sac.  So ive been freaking out for nearly 2 weeks hoping the 1 made it.  When she told me there were 2 today, i didnt believe it .. We had no idea .. I was convinced that the 1 we saw wouldn't even make it ..

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