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1st Trimester Check In: Week of March 27th!

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: The first trimester seems to be a bit stressful for most of us. What methods have you found to help deal with and manage your stress levels? *I feel like we may all have tips that others could utilize so I’m excited for this QOTW!

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:  

@BecauseLove EDD 9/27/17

@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

@hopeby2015 EDD 10/31/17

@Polythene Pam EDD 10/31/17

@Gatorgirl2009 EDD 11/8/17

@lilmissslp EDD

@Joslynj11 EDD

@LeFemmeViolette EDD

@Sasha29 EDD

@srh18 EDD 11/17/17

@natalie4oscar EDD 11/7/17

@DungeonTrollMel EDD 11/29/17

@lizycs EDD 11/30/17

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 27th!

  • *I had to post early again. Mondays are hard :D I may not be able to respond for a few days, pending my schedule. I can check on here with my phone but my patience goes out the door when I try and use the mobile app.

    1. How far along are you? What is your EDD?  10w3d EDD 10/21/17

    2. Which oh-so-lovely pregnancy symptoms are you having?  Had a migraine Friday, and nausea kicked in to full gear so it has been a rough past few days with no sleep at night. I took a nap today(Sunday) though so that was nice. I can't seem to find a comfortable position at night, and every time I move, I get nauseous.

    3. When is your next appointment?  Friday!!!

    4. Anything else you'd like to share?  Not really, I'm just really tired and want to sleep for a few days.

    QOTW: The first trimester seems to be a bit stressful for most of us. What methods have you found to help deal with and manage your stress levels? *I feel like we may all have tips that others could utilize so I’m excited for this QOTW! I have really found prenatal yoga to be incredibly stress relieving during this time. I feel like I took a nap after doing a 20 minute session. There are so many videos on youtube for it as well. Also, I keep an aromatherapy diffuser in our bedroom with lavender oil, and it feels very relaxing once I go in there. When DH is in town, I ask him to draw on my back at night, and that helps me relax too  :D

    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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    Polythene Pamhopeby2015
  • 1. How far along are you? What is your EDD?  9 weeks tomorrow! My OB decided my due date is nov 3, I'm ignoring her, no dates were confusing haha so I'll go with the RE who put the embryo in me ;) Oct 31 due date

    2. Which oh-so-lovely pregnancy symptoms are you having?  Nausea if I don't eat, kicked the insomnia with taking unisom (like a quarter pill, didn't take much!)

    3. When is your next appointment?  Next week Tuesday with my OB. Still very little signs so I'm always anxious for the next appt :)

    4. Anything else you'd like to share?  I had a great group supporting us during IVF so we obviously shared our success. Every single person has guessed boy due to my no symptoms (I had light symptoms with my daughter). We will see!

    QOTW: The first trimester seems to be a bit stressful for most of us. What methods have you found to help deal with and manage your stress levels? *I feel like we may all have tips that others could utilize so I’m excited for this QOTW!

    Trying to keep my mind occupied. Baking, going for walks, things that relax me. I wasn't this anxious with my daughter so I'm guessing it's just the fact that it took years to get here- ? 

    ChocolateIsLifehopeby2015
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  • 1. EDD, How far along are you? I'm 9  weeks today.  Oct 30th is my due date,

    2. Lovely pregnancy symptoms?  The wackiest dreams ever, and I've had some pretty crazy pre-pregnancy dreams. Walking up at least 2x in the night to pee. Takes between 15-25 minutes to go back to sleep. I . Super nose/ sneezing. Not sure why that but maybe ,nose is a filter? Exhausted in the morning to get up for my injection.

    3. Next appointment? I need to call my OBGYN to make one today because I've graduated from my fertility clinic as of Friday.

    4.  Anything else to share?   Hubby and I don't know when to tell my Mom. We've been kind of hurt by her lack of compassion and having faith that we'd have a baby. I know it's taken forever I KNOW! Her and my sister have been really insensitive to them calling 2 kids at their church their grandchildren /neices. I want to tell her, we're also worried she'll increase my stress levels. We live a couple of hours away so it's easier to avoid taking about.

    QOTW:  It varies. Having support from women who've walked this path really helps, and distractions. I go back to work Wednesday which is making me a bit anxious. Small children lifting and germs! I'm to be very careful lifting. 

    ChocolateIsLifehopeby2015
  • 1. How far along are you? What is your EDD?
      7 weeks and 5 days

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

    Headaches, tired, weird dreams, super nose, some food aversion at times

    3. When is your next appointment?  

    Wed! I will have another ultrasound with my RE and then I should graduate if everything looks good! I already made my apt with the OB and good thing I did, they couldn't get me in for 3 weeks!

    4. Anything else you'd like to share?  

    Getting very excited to stop my PIO shots, it has been a long time of shots everyday! RE said I can stop at 10 weeks, so couple more weeks!

    QOTW: The first trimester seems to be a bit stressful for most of us. What methods have you found to help deal with and manage your stress levels? *I feel like we may all have tips that others could utilize so I’m excited for this QOTW!

    My husband and I like to take our dog to the park or somewhere nice to walk each evening. It seems to help us destress. I would also like to start doing some yoga too!
    ChocolateIsLifehopeby2015
  • @srh18 triplets!!! That is so amazing!!! Congrats! ❤️❤️❤️
    ChocolateIsLife
  • Hi ladies! So excited to finally be able to join this board :)

    1. How far along are you? What is your EDD?  - I'm 6 weeks today. EDD- Nov 20th

    2. Which oh-so-lovely pregnancy symptoms are you having?  Tired, Smelling everything, finally filling out my bras haha & yesterday started to have a few moments of nausea. So far it goes away as long as I eat something. 

    3. When is your next appointment?  Not until April 12th

    4. Anything else you'd like to share?  People will think I'm crazy but I'm kind of welcoming the nausea. Makes me really know I'm pregnant lol

    QOTW: The first trimester seems to be a bit stressful for most of us. What methods have you found to help deal with and manage your stress levels?- I've been taking yoga classes at my gym lately & really trying my best to not google every symptom or lack of symptom. 



    @srh18 triplets! So exciting!! Congrats! :smiley:

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    ChocolateIsLifehopeby2015
  • @srh18 how exciting, can't wait for more updates on those 3 little peanuts!!! <3

    @famiylgrl86 ; I was semi nauseus over the weekend and actually cheered. It went away. I'm back to literally no signs haha. I had morning sickness with my daughter so I know to just enjoy this but... SOME sign would be nice :)

    @vintage girl (HOW do you enter spaces?) I understand what you mean. Both of my sisters were adopted as my parents had trouble conceiving, so over the summer I told my one sister we were choosing between adoption and IVF. She was so excited that we were thinking adoption. We chose IVF for personal reasons. I told my sisters the news about IVF and they said "cool!" then never asked for a single update, never asked how I was, never said a word. It was hard. I finally told them the news that we were expecting and they were excited but still, no asking for updates or anything (with my daughter they were overjoyed). It's strange to have family not supportive. Hope your mom comes around to being more supportive and understanding <3
  • 1. How far along are you? What is your EDD?  Today is 6w, 3 days

    2. Which oh-so-lovely pregnancy symptoms are you having?  Fatigue, peeing more. Anxiety (though doing better this week), and bloating.

    3. When is your next appointment?  This Friday! Our first ultrasound!

    4. Anything else you'd like to share?  Ever since my positive beta, I've been dying to have our ultrasound. Now as that date is drawing near, I'm suddenly also getting nervous. Nervous about where the baby is, if there's a hb, and how many...

    What methods have you found to help deal with and manage your stress levels? This may sound a little silly, but I put together a small "feel-better" box in my purse. It has preggie pops, crackers, ginger gum, and other little things that I can turn to if I start to feel nauseated. Being prepared always helps me with my anxiety.

    @srh18 remind me- what were your beta numbers?


    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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  • srh18srh18
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    Thanks so much everyone!!

    @LeFemmeViolette Definitely not as high as yours--I was at 239 9dp5dt and 1311 14dp5dt. I got my first positive hpt at 4dp5dt. I had the expectation that I probably had a singleton, maybe twins. Completely shocked about the triplet news. How many did you transfer?
    ChocolateIsLifevintage girl
  • Hey all! Not sure if it's too early for me to join this board?! Today I got my second beta 766 (17dpiui) I am scheduled for ultrasound April 10th! So that puts me at about 4 1/2 weeks!

    1. How far along are you? What is your EDD?  4 1/2 weeks <3 12/1/2017

    2. Which oh-so-lovely pregnancy symptoms are you having?   Mostly cramps , bloated and tired  hard to tell I have been taking Endometrin since two days after IUI  

    3. When is your next appointment?  April 10th for my first ultrasound!

    4. Anything else you'd like to share?  ****TW 

    I had two miscarriages in 2016 , end TW*****

    after the second we were referred to the fertility specialist we are seeing now. This is our first IUI  xoxo

    QOTW: The first trimester seems to be a bit stressful for most of us. What methods have you found to help deal with and manage your stress levels? Meditation has become a big part of my life and is very helpful. And also belonging to these boards has helped tremendously! 

    hopeby2015
  • @srh18  We also transferred two. So I'm getting a little nervous we may see more than two on the screen at our ultrasound on Friday...

    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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  • srh18srh18
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    @LeFemmeViolette I get it, totally. I wouldn't worry too much to be honest though--the re said this was an extremely unlikely turn of events. Embryos splitting in two is pretty rare. 
    LeFemmeViolette
  • 1. How far along are you? What is your EDD?  13 weeks 5 days; EDD 9/28. It's my last week on the 1st trimester board!

    2. Which oh-so-lovely pregnancy symptoms are you having?  Still getting almost daily heartburn and the frequent peeing seems to be turning up a notch.

    3. When is your next appointment?  Tomorrow is my 2nd appt with OB, and they may throw in an ultrasound even though I had my NT scan last week. Gotta love being "high risk" due to IVF and AMA.

    4. Anything else you'd like to share?  We made it Facebook official last week and were amazed by the outpouring of love and support. Now we're anxiously awaiting results of the blood test (materniT21) we got on Wednesday.

    QOTW: The first trimester seems to be a bit stressful for most of us. What methods have you found to help deal with and manage your stress levels? *I feel like we may all have tips that others could utilize so I’m excited for this QOTW!   Honestly my January FET group and this board have been a wonderful resource. I agree with you all that having a support system including other women who've dealt with IF is immensely helpful. My other stress relievers are acupuncture and getting back to working out. DH and I are CrossFitters, so keeping that part of my routine--and the accompanying community--has been great. 

    hopeby2015
  • Joslynj11Joslynj11
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    Hi ladies! I am so excited to hear about appointments upcoming and I am so excited to see us chugging along! @Srh18 WOW!! What surprising and exciting news! 

    1. How far along are you? What is your EDD?  9w5d, 10/26/17

    2. Which oh-so-lovely pregnancy symptoms are you having?  I am still having a hard time with nausea and food aversions. It takes me all day to think about what I want to eat and what I think I might be able to eat.

    3. When is your next appointment?  Tomorrow! I’ll be 9w6d my OB is bringing me in for an early U/S and dating scan. Can’t wait to see my bean again, I hope they are doing ok!

    4. Anything else you'd like to share? Not a lot new right now. Still finishing up with the move  

    QOTW: The first trimester seems to be a bit stressful for most of us. What methods have you found to help deal with and manage your stress levels? *I feel like we may all have tips that others could utilize so I’m excited for this QOTW! Staying busy at work and home has defiantly helped. Also, I cannot say how much these boards have helped and still help :)

    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*


    hopeby2015
  • hey ladies! Question for you. Have any of you woken up one day & just had no pregnancy symptoms? If so has everything been fine?

    I can def be one to over analyze everything, but I just find it weird that my breast tenderness just went away overnight. They don't seem as swollen as they have been (I'm 6 weeks 1 day). I don't have any cramping or blood to indicate anything is wrong so hoping I'm just being ridiculous. I had nausea Sunday & a little yesterday & now I feel fine on that front too.  
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  • @famiylgrl86 I had that with my daughter, sore boobs and light morning sickness for a few weeks, then... nothing. Felt great (I think it was around 7 weeks). She's 3.5 now so that worked out! This pregnancy I've never had any signs at all. We had a strong heartbeat and I'll go back to my OB next week for a checkup, so far so good! It's strange to feel no signs but trying to relax and enjoy :)
    famiylgrl86
  • Random question but is anyone's back sore? I can't decide if it's pregnancy related haha but I've tweaked my back 3x in a week. I'm bloated but nothing crazy so I can't imagine it's extra weight. My kiddo is 30+ pounds and I carry her occasionally but that's nothing new. Setting up a relaxing acupuncture appt asap! :)
  • @famiylgrl86 Yeah some days I feel like I have no symptoms and the next day is totally different! Try not to worry!

    @Polythene Pam I had lower back aches yesterday that I think go along with the cramping and stretching of my uterus. Was yours lower or upper??
    famiylgrl86
  • emgem819emgem819
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    Hi ladies!  Excited to see everyone again and loving that we're all progressing in our first trimesters:)

    1. How far along are you? What is your EDD?  12 weeks, 5 days, EDD 10/5/17

    2. Which oh-so-lovely pregnancy symptoms are you having?  The last few days I've been pretty good with the nausea symptoms and have even been able to tolerate chicken again, which is good.  We went grocery shopping yesterday and I bought a lot of high protein and iron meals/snacks to make sure babies get their proper amounts.  So tired all the time still and have been unable to start exercising but I plan to do that as soon as I feel more like myself (hoping 2nd tri will be the ticket)

    3. When is your next appointment?  Monday the 3rd is my second appt with OB.  They'll be checking my thyroid and doing an U/S.  DH is able to go to this one, so it's the first time in awhile he's been to one to be able to meet my OB and see the babies on the u/s.

    4. Anything else you'd like to share? Last Monday we got the non-invasive Last Monday we got the non-invasive pre-natal chromosome test done and the results came back as "inconclusive" which I guess means they couldn't find enough fetal DNA in my blood.  They took another blood draw yesterday, and said this sometimes happens when you aren't far enough along or also with overweight women (I have a little bit of extra fat around my middle) but they were pretty sure it would work this time since I'm further along.  Just frustrating to have to wait longer to get those results.  We'll also be able to find out if we're having two girls or if one is a boy, so eager to know that!  My DH's mom has been incessantly calling us trying to find out!  I made them do an u/s yesterday because I was worried even though my RE said it doesn't mean anything is wrong with the babies.  They were active and kicking away with healthy heartbeats and all.  I love seeing them on the u/s...it's just so cool! OH also, my friend just bought me the Snoogle preggo pillow and I love it.  I'm probably not big enough to use it all the time just yet, but it's a relief when I'm just watching tv or relaxing and it really helps support my back!

    QOTW: The first trimester seems to be a bit stressful for most of us. What methods have you found to help deal with and manage your stress levels? *I feel like we may all have tips that others could utilize so I’m excited for this QOTW! I love this question, I can use all the help I can get!  I have learned so much about coping with stress from the support of all you ladies on this board...I'm thankful for this above all!  Everyone just supports eachother and remains positive despite what we all have gone through, it's truely amazing!  I had a long drive home a few days ago (from the baby shower I hosted) and I listened to a bunch of "The Beat Infertility" podcasts...one on Parenting after Infertility and another on AMA Pregnancy and Post-Partum Depression.  All were very helpful and I'd recommend if you're feeling stressed about anything related to pregnancy and infertility.  Also, I want to get back into yoga, so that's on my to-do list but I haven't felt well enough yet to start this.  But I know this will help with the stress. 


    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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  • emgem819emgem819
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    @famiylgrl86 I have totally been through the symptoms gone, coming back cycle and everything turned out fine.  Just recently I had a spell where my nausea totally went away for 3 days straight and then this morning it came back.  Also, earlier in my trimester, this happened and I went into my RE to get an emergency U/S because I was so worried.  Nothing was wrong and my RE said it happens: symptoms come and go and to just enjoy being "symptom-free" for the time you are and it'll soon return!  Easier said than done but if you're worried, it never hurts to request another u/s to make sure things are good in there. 
    @srh18 wow triplets!  awesome news and I'm sure terrifying at the same time!  We were not expecting twins so the news to us was def an OMG moment and we started panicking about money (well still are!).  Sometimes though it's good to step back and remember all you've been through and realize that some way somehow you'll make it work and these will be three lucky babies! :)
    @LeFemmeViolette I love your "feel good" purse idea!  Maybe have to steal that and no, it doesn't sound crazy at all.  It's hard to function when you don't feel your best so keeping things close by that comfort you is the best idea.  Good luck on Friday, be sure to let us know how it goes!
    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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  • @chocolateislife I'm sorry to hear about your migraines and nausea.  Have you tried anything medicine wise or is it not that bad?  Really the diclegis for me has been a lifesaver.  And migraines maybe are happening due to PIO withdrawal?  Ugh, it's really just no fun.  No sleep makes me miserable, so I can totally relate.  I'm glad pre-natal yoga has been working for you.  I might have to try the diffuser thing...that sounds lovely!  I've also heard the smells of lemon helps with nausea so I might get something lemon scented, like a candle or something as well. 

    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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  • @gatorgirl2009 it's my upper back, thinking it's just things stretching, me carrying a big toddler and not exercising much lately. I hope yours is better!! I'm going to get back to light workouts and stretching and acupuncture :) 
  •  I thought I replied last night but I didn't oops. 

    The spaces I've made it was from using the left arrow key on the right side of my keyboard. I can't figure out how to copy paste and make screen names blue. 

    Since there is conversation about lovely symptoms. I'm kind of embarrassed to  say this but I indulged in a burger and onion rings yesterday at lunch and regretted it less than an hour latter. Upset stomach and some diahreeaha after. I had some ginger ale and some bread and plain foods. It seemed okay, had a little chicken and rice for dinner feeling better. Then I made the mistake of eating some cottage cheese and grapes with my night time estrace. Tummy hurt a bit, but not cramps. This morning things are mostly normal, just a bit of gurgly tummy after I ate breakfast.

     I'm hoping this is just my body's way of telling me not to eat crap, which I know I shouldn't do but it just seemed so delicious at the time. I am trying to convince myself it's just that and not any sort of food poisoning. I know rationally that my I'd have much more extreme symptoms and I'd still have them all now. Right. Pregnancy has made me much more paranoid. I haven't had morning sickness but have had indigestion and digestive issues that change from day to day. This is normal wacky prego stuff right? It took us so long to get pregnant I feel guilty for eating a not healthy lunch.


  • Thanks girls! Feel so much better that you guys have gone through the same thing. Def have to try & get used to the unpredictability of pregnancy :smile:
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  • Anyone having trouble with headaches? I've had one quite a bit and today I've had one all day!
  • srh18srh18
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    @EmilyE13 a girl!!!!! Congrats!!!!!
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  • @emilye13 ahh congrats!! What wonderful news!!
    EmilyE13
  • @emilye13 aw a girl! Congrats!! Glad all your tests came back normal as well :smile:
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  • *Hey ladies, I wish this forum had a better mobile app! It is so hard to respond and see notifications sometimes. argh!


    @”Polythene Pam” I am so glad that the Unisom is helping you with insomnia! I am thinking of trying this because I am not sleeping well. Do you feel groggy from it the next day? Going for walks is such a great idea for relieving stress.

     

    @”vintage girl” I am sorry about your Mom and her lack of compassion during this exciting time. Having the buffer of her living several hours sounds like the most favorable option. I hope her sensitivity comes around soon for you.

     

    @gatorgirl2009 yay for the countdown to stopping PIO shots! Taking the dogs for a walk is so great. We have been pretty bad about it the last few weeks and I feel really guilty. DH has been out of town for work more, and I am struggling to manage motivating myself to walk 3 big dogs while I’m so tired. I think we will definitely take them to the park this weekend though.

     

    @srh18 OMG TRIPLETS!!!! Congrats girl!!!!!! Wow that is exciting news!!! I would have been a crying nervous wreck in the 5 minutes before they told me anything during the scan…that’s scary! So glad everything is great!

     

    @familygrl86 I don’t think you’re crazy at all for welcoming the nausea! I was the same, and still am to an extent. You want the reassurance of pregnancy by having symptoms, even if they suck! It does get exhausting after a while though. I threw up in the car the other day and there was no warning…that was not fun.

     

    @lefemmeviolette I am so excited and anxious to hear about your ultrasound on Friday!!! I love your idea for a “feel-better” box! I need to do that. I just have a random open bag of saltine crackers in my purse, and there are crumbs everywhere and I don’t even care.

     

    @shytonia welcome to the board!

     

    @Emilye13 yay for making it FB official!!! I am fixing to do that after our appointment on Friday. I was going to wait until 12 weeks, but my MIL is on the verge of spilling the beans to everyone, and I would like to be the person to share the news.

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  • emgem819emgem819
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    @Gatorgirl2009 I've definetly been there with headaches off and on for the past few weeks.  Tylenol sort of helps but I've been getting migraines which it really doesn't do much for.  My OB said to try a little bit of caffeine to help it or some Excedrin migraine (ok once in awhile if it's really bad).  I also find a cold compress helps and rubbing Vicks vapor rub on my sinus area also makes me feel better.  Sometimes all I can do is lie in a quiet dark room.

    @EmilyE13 congrats on normal tests and the girl!  Exciting news!
    Married to DH since 8/15
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    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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  • @chocolateislife the unisom helped! I took half a pill (the 25 strength pills, guessing that's mg) and half of that. I did end up groggy after the second day and now I'm sleeping better anyway so I stopped again but glad I have them just in case.

    Love hearing all these updates!!
  • edited March 2017
    Yesterday I started to see some very light brown spotting. It seems to have increased a bit today, but still brown- not red or pink. And no cramping. Anyone else have this?
     I'm just about at 7 weeks.
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    DH started Clomid Oct 2015
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  • @srh18 That is so great! I'm glad to hear your story and symptoms. We just had US #1 yesterday at 6w3d and our sonographer acted the same way... we have quads growing. I'm kind of freaking out right now.
  • megmralphmegmralph
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    edited March 2017
    1. How far along are you? What is your EDD?
    6 weeks, 5 days. So... like November 21? We haven't heard an exact date yet.

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

    Super tired all the time, weird dreams, my boobs seemed to grow overnight 

    3. When is your next appointment?  

    Soon, I hope. We are going to a high-risk OB/perinatologist next week on my RE's recommendation because the sonographer found FOUR BABIES at our appointment yesterday. Quadruplets. All are growing well and we saw four heartbeats.

    4. Anything else you'd like to share?  

    We're currently battling a very uninformed decision making process of whether to "reduce" the number of fetuses or not. It seems counter-intuitive to lose any of them since we've been wanting and trying for a baby for so long now. But at the same time, we want each one to be as healthy as possible. I'm hoping the high-risk OB can give us some expert advice. If any of you have any insight, please let me know!

    QOTW: The first trimester seems to be a bit stressful for most of us. What methods have you found to help deal with and manage your stress levels? *I feel like we may all have tips that others could utilize so I’m excited for this QOTW!

    I work out a lot in the mornings, although I've put this on hold since we found out how many are in there (jeez). Waiting again to hear from the high-risk OB if it's okay to keep this up.
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  • Hey all! Just checking in :) so excited to be part of this group! I am just trying to keep myself busy but at the same time taking it very easy till my first ultra sound. ****TW I've misscarried twice in 2016, so I'd be lying if I said I'm not scared out of my mind. End TW****
     But I refuse to let my past experiences take away the excited and joy my DH and I have for this blessing to be pregnant again!

    @megmralph that's amazing news! Congrats!! Xoxo and what a tough decision to have to make. I'm hopeful the drs can point you guys in the right direction!  

    @Gatorgirl2009 love the 8 week picture! So cute, thank you for sharing!
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  • @megmralph oh my goodness! Congrats!! I completely understand your dilemma, keep us posted what the doctors say, I bet you'll feel better after seeing a doctor.

    @lefemmeviolette I had this early on (4 weeks) and it even turned red but I called and they weren't concerned as the red was a small enough amount. I'm at 9 weeks and just had a bit more brown but I also just stopped progesterone so I'm just taking it easier today but they said brown is ok. 
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