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2nd Trimester Check-In: Week of April 10th

byrnemebyrneme member
edited April 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, or you are new to the 2nd tri, 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:
@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 1 boy and 1 girl!
@Stars2016 EDD 8/24/17 with 1 boy!
@oxinfree EDD 9/5/17 with 1 boy!
@omarismyhomeboy EDD 9/8/17 with 1 girl!
@latershrader  EDD 9/12/17 with 1 boy!
@Kp214 EDD 9/25/17
@emilye13 EDD 9/28/17 with 1 girl!
@emgem819 EDD 10/5/17 with 1 girl and 1 surprise bean!

QOTW: 
If you are a FTM, what's your biggest worry about having a baby? If you are a STM (or more!), what's the one thing you think will be different this time around?
*** 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
Kp214

Re: 2nd Trimester Check-In: Week of April 10th

  • Kp214Kp214 member
    I'm 16 weeks today. I'm due to have a boy on 9/25. My next appt is 4/18. I am very ready for that appt.  It feels like forever since we've seen him or heard the heartbeat.  We are really hoping to see big changes next week since we haven't had an u/s since 8 weeks. 

    QOTW: I'm nervous about breastfeeding, will it hurt, will I produce enough, will it be off-putting to me, can I just pump and use a bottle, etc. It seems irrational to me, but that is my biggest concern.  As long as we are both ok, the delivery doesn't scare me as much as this. 
    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 


    latershraderemgem819
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  • We are 15 weeks and 5 days due 9/27. We are happily having a little girl (she was our 5aa Frozen Embryo Transfer). We are likely 1 and done (no previous kiddos).

    I have an ultrasound on Friday (16 weeks) to just check in...and likely check the cervical length.

    I have been kinda enjoying some down time of not researching babyness or delivery (so much time spent learning and researching getting pregnant that I sorta just don't feel super motivated to read a ton or research a ton on having this kiddo...I hope at some point that drive kicks in). We were suppose to have a birthing class last weekend but it got cancelled. We have a doula already hired for our delivery. We have already started buying baby goods and have a registry started and have friends planning baby showers for us. 

    I haven't hit the glowing 2nd trimester thing...instead I have heartburn, tiredness, food aversions, upset tummy from eating the wrong foods or eating even just a little normally, headaches, acne, gagging from to much mucus etc 2nd trimester thing. I haven't felt the baby yet but have liked being able to hear her on my home doppler every so often. 

    QOTW: If you are a FTM, what's your biggest worry about having a baby? 3 worries...life after baby and delivery of baby. and health of baby. Those are my biggest worries. 
    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
    latershraderEmilyE13
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  • Hey all! 19 weeks tomorrow with baby boy... almost half way and can't believe it!!! Due Sept 5. Our next appointment(s) should be next week. Friday is 20 week OB appointment and sometime soon will be MFM anatomy scan (though waiting for call for appointment so it could be later). Can't wait to see little man again... he is just kicking up a storm in there! Other fun news, my dad and stepmom come for a visit in a week and a half, then I have my pregnant friend and her hubby in town, then we move! Jam packed month coming up here. We've also finally decided on our stroller/carseat - we're going with the Nuna Mixx2 and the Pipa carseat. Super excited! :)

    QOTW: hmmm. My biggest worry as a first time mom is postpartum depression. After all we've been through with infertility I really just am hoping that the transition to parenthood is as smooth as possible. 
    ---
    Started TTC April 2011
    Me: 32, DH: 32
    Diagnosis: Endometriosis

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

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


    BecauseLovelatershrader
  • @BecauseLove - omg I can a thousand percent relate to the down time of not reading and researching. I feel like I'm going to be behind on all of that but exactly what you said, it's just been an exhausting 5 years of infertility research and reading and protocols etc. I'm even like MEH about a birth plan. I think too we have learned that things don't go according to plan and nothing is a guarantee so I think in a way we understand that motherhood is going to be a lot about flexibility and living in the moment. I think planning is great (and I likely will) but at the same time so often plans have to get thrown out the window anyways. 
    ---
    Started TTC April 2011
    Me: 32, DH: 32
    Diagnosis: Endometriosis

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

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


    BecauseLove
  • JWatt5JWatt5 member
    edited April 2017
    Hi Everybody! - I don't know what it's like where you are but up here in Canada is 22 degrees (72 F for you gals). It's amazing to have a nice sunny & warm day finally after a dump of snow on Friday. Even better because most of my jackets are getting super snug lol. Not so good - Finny has discovered that with springtime comes MUD - crazy pup, three times he had to be bathed and my house cleaned because he literally rolls in it. lol 

    22w1d with a little boy. Just had my prenatal appt - the ovarian cyst is officially staying put until after the baby is born with fingers crossed it doesn't give me too much pain. This LO is always on my left side since the cyst is on the right. We'll just see how things go - Anatomy Scan results were as good as they could get as well. So now I'm just a happy preggo person - finally hehe. The memories of endo pain/treatments are becoming faded...I wish that part wasn't coming back after haha.

    Nursery is moving along so well - I'm so happy with it. Other than the crib being delivered in the wrong colour twice, we we finally had to right one sent today!! My sister started asking questions about a shower in June which makes me excited as well. 

    QOTW: If you are a FTM, what's your biggest worry about having a baby? Postpartum Depression 


    edit - Spelling as usual
    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!

           
    latershraderBecauseLoveoxinfree
  • Hi ladies! 

    @JWatt5- yea for great results and being a happy pregnant person :) Great feeling!

    AFM - I'm 24w6d which I find to be crazy. I was on my registry the other day making edits and we had 107 days left. When that goes to double digits I may hit the 'OMG' mode. I have no appointments until the end of the month and that's just a monthly OB and then the next week I have my glucose test & Rhogan shot (I'm rH negative). Beyond that, i think i"m starting to nest. The nursery (and a lot of the rest of the house) is getting painted this week. I cannot WAIT to get into those rooms and reorganize and deep clean. We moved all our master furniture to the center of the room last night and I got to vacuum where it all was - it brought me great pleasure. I'm very excited to get all the baby items out of the dining room and where they should be by end of week. 

    QOTW - I agree wholeheartedly with the post-partum depression comments. It's been such a roller coaster of emotions and focus on getting/staying pregnant that I'm concerned about what could possibly consume my brain when it's over. That and just being able to 'keep up' and that motherly instinct kicking in. 
    *** TW**

    Me: 37, DH:39
    Met: 2002 | Married: 2004 | TTC since January 2014
    July 2015: MMC @ 9 wks | August 2015: Chemical
    March, April, May & June 2016: Medicated IUIs | BFN 
    August 2016: Started Stims 8/22
    September 2016: Egg Retrieval 9/4 | 13 Mature Eggs | 10 Fertilized | 3 Blastocytes | 1 PGS Normal Embaby 
    November 7, 2016: FET - BFP!
    EDD 7/25/17
    Zoey Alexis born 7/25/17 @ 12:39 PM | 7lbs 14oz | 19 inches
    latershraderoxinfree
  • Hi all...Here I am, 17+6w and just humming along. Baby boy has been quite squirmy this last week, which has been fun. I can't distinguish kicks from squirms though. I'm just happy to feel him every once in a while. I have no appointments until the end of April. This is my "hell week". I'm an Corporate Event Coordinator and our most VIP event, our Board of Trustees, is this week. It has been months in the planning so it's exciting to hit the execute stage. I'm just wondering how my pregnant-self will handle this year's events. I usually work 14-18 hour days this week, but not this year. I'm lucky if I can do a 12hr day. So we'll see! Luckily my staff is really supportive and will probably kick me out if I'm not looking too great. Also luckily, I leave on Saturday morning to do my big 4-0 celebration in Florida with my two best friends. I am really looking forward to some down time!
    We have done NOTHING in our nursery, much to my disappointment. I really wanted to start painting this past weekend. But alas, no. DH says he might surprise me this weekend while I'm away and get it all done. Too bad we still haven't picked out paint! All in due time, I suppose!

    QOTW: I'm really kind of grappling with becoming a mom and what life with a child will be like. I've done what I wanted when I wanted to for so long. I'm also not the most patient of people, so I hope I can be a gentle and patient mother. It will be a hard adjustment. BUT! I am so grateful and overjoyed that it's finally happening, I know I can take whatever LS (Little Shrader, what we've been calling him) has to dish out.
    *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
  • Hi everyone, 
    This is my last week in the second trimester! I'm currently 27w 3d!
    Its been a rough few weeks after a scan picked up an irregular heartbeat.  They aren't immediately worried about it and in all likelihood it will sort itself out before term but i now have weekly scans to keep an eye on it. 
    I also have a shortened cervix. Apparently they don't do much about that here after viability but it does mean i have to take it easy. My midwife told me yesterday I need to keep her cooking for another 6 weeks! :)
    Despite all this i had a lovely holiday party week catching up with old friends in the town i grew up in and had an incredible weekend away worth my SO with a very fancy degustatation style dinner - i even managed to eat (almost) all of it!

    Aside from the stress stopping me sleep I've still been feeling pretty good. So at least i have that to be grateful for! Looking forward to doing some serious organising over the easter break (we get Friday, mon and tue off work!).

    She is also super active which is great to reassure me she's going alright. Last night I hugged my partner and he felt her give him an almighty kick in his belly! :)

    Qotw: I just want a healthy baby. At this stage I'm most worried about complications if she comes too early.


  • Hi ladies.  I'm moving over here this week from the 1st tri board.  I'm 14 weeks, 4 days, due with twins on 10/5.  Our next appt is 4/18 which is just with my OB.  We recently got some bad news that baby a had a high NT number of 3.0 so our chances of him/her being born with DS is 1 in 20.  We have to wait until Friday or even next week for the results of the CVS procedure to be ready.  For baby b we were able to get FISH (rapid) results from the CVS procedure (better sample from that placenta) in a few days and we found out it's a girl and she is normal.  So, we're just crossing our fingers that everything is alright but once we get results we'll figure things out.  DH has another son, my step son who's 11.  This is my first child.

    QOTW: After all we've been through, I really just want to deliver two healthy babies and I'm scared about that not happening.  I'm pretty nervous about the labor itself with twins, especially with them likely being pre-mature and hate the idea that they might have to stay in ICU for awhile without me or DH.  Also have some fears about PPD since I've suffered from depression in the past, but I'm trying to take things as they come right now and that is a ways down the line!
    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
    Pregnancy Ticker
  • ARB425ARB425 member
    edited April 2017
    I'm 24 weeks as of yesterday! I was so excited all day yesterday since we officially hit viability! I love celebrating these little milestones! My next appointment isn't til May 3rd with my OB then after that we are on an every 2week schedule. Our little gal seems to be doing pretty well. I feel most of her movements later in the evening and during the night. She was kicking me so hard the other night while I was meditating that my whole stomach was moving! Of course she stopped once I called my husband in to feel! I have an anterior placenta so I don't feel that constant movement unless she is low or high.
    Our nursery is pretty much complete except for some decorating and items we will receive at our shower. I still need to find a rocker but that's on the to do list. We are in full out nesting mode. Our laundry room and master bedroom will be getting some much needed attention!

    QOTW: I'm more worried about how my husband will do basically being a stay at home dad. He works from our house in sales so his job is very flexible and is mostly seasonal work. This is our first child and he really hasn't ever taken care of a baby before. I know he will be a great dad but I don't want him to hold any resentment towards me because I will still need to work to hold our benefits. 

    @KP214 are you planning on taking a breastfeeding class? It make help to relieve some of your anxiety and fears. I keep telling myself that I will do my best to breastfeed but in the end whatever is best for baby will be. 

    @jwatt5 Yay for nice weather! We had a snowstorm on Friday and then this weekend it was in the 70's and today is almost 80 in Ohio. I am loving it! 

    @latershrader I hope you have an easy work at week and hopefully your coworkers take on a little more to help you! Have a great birthday trip!

    @emgem819 Welcome to 2nd trimester! Thinking of you and hoping you get some good news in the next week. 
    emgem819
  • mjacks16mjacks16 member
    edited April 2017
    @ARB425 Congrats on viability!

    I'm 27w2d and can't believe it's my last week in the second tri! I'm starting to slow down though and the swelling in my feet is pretty noticeable by the end of the day. Part of me is like do I really have another 13 weeks and another part is like, what, only 13 weeks, yikes! 

    We finally got our appraisal for the house we are in contract on and it came in at price, so I am very relieved. Should be smooth sailing from here, but we are not moving until the last week in June when I am 38 weeks! The sellers wanted to wait until the school year was over. I just want to be able to setup a nursery now, but that's not happening. 

    QOTW: Right now, I'm nervous about finding daycare/nanny before I go back to work. It just seems so expensive and I don't know how to research it before we move to the area. 

    edit: forgot QOTW
  • Kp214Kp214 member
    @ARB425 yay for viability!  That is a wonderful milestone.  I haven't yet but that's a great idea!  It's  great that your nursery is almost complete. 

    @emgem819 welcome!

    @latershrader I know everything will be great!  It's  always fun to see something that has been planned for awhile finally be executed.  I hope this week is easy and causes you no stress.

    @byrne15 sounds like you are in full nesting mode!  

    @oxinfree and @BecauseLove  I am researched out! I've tried researching strollers and am so over it.  I am not ready to think about birth plans, etc.  

    @mjacks16 that's wonderful the appraisal worked out.  I know that's relief.
    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 


    emgem819BecauseLoveoxinfree
  • Welcome @emgem819, I will add you to the board and be thinking of you as you wait for your results. Fingers are crossed.

    @ARB425 congrats on viability!!!!

    @nellin-2 and @mjacks16 , congrats on graduating to 3rd tri! I'll remove you from this thread next week :)
    *** 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
    emgem819nellin-2
  • @ARB425 congrats! Had to feel good to make it to viability and cross that major milestone.
    @Kp214 I'm feeling nervous about breast feeding too. I've heard such a mix of horror and success stories. It's hard to know what to expect.
    It seems like a lot of us have the same fears, namely PPD, breastfeeding, and delivery.

    AFM, I'm 23 weeks and 3 days with a little girl.  Next appointment is next week for a basic check in. Everything is going well so far. I'm starting to feel her move a little more, still not a lot. Not sure if she's just not a very active baby or if it's due to my placenta.

    I have started to have (what feels like) a lot of watery discharge. Anyone know how much is normal? I have to wear a panty liner most days.

    QOTW: Biggest worry is something going wrong with the baby. Next is a tie for PPD and breastfeeding. I've been meeting with a therapist during IF treatments and still meet with her, so I'm hoping to have support in place to help with PPD just in case.
    oxinfreeJWatt5
  • I have a general question: Do any of you check in on your Birth Month Board (BMB) on The Bump? I feel so very out of place over there. It's almost like it lacks a level of maturity, perhaps because most of them did not go through years of IF to get pregnant. I don't know, I guess I wanted to know if I'm the only one that feels that way. I am in no way trying to ruffle feathers or be rude. I'm just trying to figure out if it's just me & my opinion.
    *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!!


    oxinfree
  • @latershrader I feel EXACTLY the same way, I'm glad to not be the only one. I just find this little community to be more my speed for the reasons you mention above.
    *** 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
  • @latershrader @byrneme Yes, I feel the same way too. I've tried to engage but I'm overwhelmed by the pace and I feel like we are much kinder and gentle little community.  
    As you say we have all had a much longer road to get pregnant and so are maybe less likely to complain about the little things but also the average age on the IF boards is likely to be a lot older. 
  • Kp214Kp214 member
    @persnickity it's wonderful that you can feel her move more!  I can't wait for that. I, too, have heard of horror stories with breastfeeding. You're right; I think we all worry about something going wrong during delivery, ppd, breastfeeding, and life in general after a baby. DH and I have been through so much and are in such a good place that some days I worry about how a baby will change our dynamic.   I keep reminding myself that we will deal with whatever come our way; just want a healthy and happy baby, for us both to make it. I think it's great that you are talking with someone and getting support in place. I hope you won't need it. 
    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 


  • @latershrader @byrneme @nellin-2 100% Agree - I've been thinking it the whole time and wondering if it's just me. Never has anyone on this board treated anyone else the way I've seen people treated on the BMB group. 

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

           
    oxinfree
  • @latershrader I also agree it's way different on the BMB than here.  Ppl didn't go through much of a struggle to get pregnant and I feel like less of a bond with others that aren't also in the PGAIF board.  We just all understand the struggle and are more encouraging.
    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
    Pregnancy Ticker
    oxinfree
  • @emgem819 @JWatt5 @nellin-2 @byrneme I'm so happy to hear that you all feel the same! I was checking out a few threads over there and they really just got nasty to someone who was asking a question. I do love our board. It's super supportive and friendly. And I do think it has a lot to do w/ the reason we are here and perhaps age. Anyway, I think I'll just stop heading over there and stick to what doesn't make me cringe!
    *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!!


    JWatt5
  • @latershrader OMG my sentiments exactly! I tried to navigate the September 2017 boards when I was first pregnant but I felt extremely put off by them. It seemed immature and unsupportive. I do think there's something to be said for our struggles and our perspective. I am so so thankful for the IF and PAIF boards- yall have gotten me through tough times and happy times alike!
    ***TW***
    DH & I both 34.
    8/16: IVF, antagonist protocol 
    21 eggs | 9 blasts | 7 normal through PGS
    10/16: FET  = BFN  :(
    12/16: Surprise natural BFP 
    Beta 1: 177 | Beta 2: 483 | Beta 3: 8,755 | Beta 4: 39,007. Baby born 9/5/2017

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

    JWatt5oxinfree
  • edited April 2017
    Hey yall! 18w5d over here with sweet baby girl. 

    We have our next appointment in 8 days, and I'm so excited to see the little one again. Even though we won't get any of our anatomy #s until 24 weeks. Feels like I have such a long way to go sometimes but other times it feels like just yesterday I was over the moon at making it to 9 weeks!

    I have started feeling some 'butterflies' or gas-like sensations in my belly that I think are my little girl. But no big kicks yet. Gotta give her time. FTMs tend to feel these later I have heard. 

    I ordered crib sheets and baby moccasins last week! It was a big step for me because I have been super cautious about making any baby purchases- I think going through infertility just changes your perspective. I'm starting to settle in a bit more and have the faith that she will continue to be healthy. Maybe in the coming weeks I will actually purchase a crib!

    QOTW: I am most nervous about her health and mine- including mental health. I do struggle with anxiety, and I wonder if it makes me more prone to postpartum depression? Other than that, I just constantly worry about things like SIDS and other health problems that aren't predictable. It's part of the anxiety thing- I am working on improving and relaxing and having faith. 
    ***TW***
    DH & I both 34.
    8/16: IVF, antagonist protocol 
    21 eggs | 9 blasts | 7 normal through PGS
    10/16: FET  = BFN  :(
    12/16: Surprise natural BFP 
    Beta 1: 177 | Beta 2: 483 | Beta 3: 8,755 | Beta 4: 39,007. Baby born 9/5/2017

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

  • Kp214Kp214 member
    @omarismyhomeboy I feel the same way about buying things for the baby. You're right that we are probably more cautious due to IF. It's only been in the last week or so that I've really felt like I might get to bring him home in September. Still worry that it won't happen. DH keeps telling me he has a feeling that we will bring him home healthy.  I just don't have that certainty. I am glad you are feeling flutters and hope the kicks start soon. I'm sure that will be nice and a relief to have that as a reminder that she is ok. 
    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 


  • I had the craziest dream last night that I gave birth the day before Easter. Obviously the baby is no where near ready but it really freaked me out. I spent a good portion of today making sure she was moving enough,checking my blood pressure etc. I may call my OB tomorrow but has anyone else noticed their pubic bone and that whole area hurting a bit throughout the day? I'm fine in the morning but it seems like when I'm up and moving at work( which is a decent amount) it will start to bother me. I'm not sure if it's my body growing or symphysis publis dysfunction or something similar.
  • Colleen0516Colleen0516 member
    edited April 2017
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    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

  • @arb425 I notice some pain in my pelvic area. I think it's normal bc our bodies start to prepare for birth. I can understand why you're concerned though, a dream like that would make me nervous too. There have been a lot of stories within the threads about preterm labor; bed rest, early contractions, early births.
    naturally our minds start to prepare for us tonhave a similiar situation, but it doesn't necessarily mean it will happen! 
    @kelrauh had her twins at 33 weeks, in my head I'm like "that's six weeks and my babies will be here" haha meanwhile, my twins will probably go full term bc I'm ready for the unexpected. 
    I would call your doctor if you're nervous. When is your next sono and appointment? 

    AFM: i am 27 + 1 weeks with twins. I'm off from school (spring break) and totally nesting all week lol. We had our outside landscaped and cleaned up. Old gross bushes were ripped out and new planting beds were formed with new mulch. We ordered patio furniture. We will be spending plenty of nights home so we needed a new set up for summer (Am I crazy to "nest" my outdoor areas? lol) 
    We organized the baby gifts from the shower. The nursery got painted and furniture will arrive on Friday (yay!). Everything is set to go in, then I can decorate :smile: picture below... but it's just a plain painted room for now lol 

    my next OB is on Tuesday 4/18 but sono is on 4/25. I am a little concerned bc my cervix was shortening last time and it's been a while since then. Hoping it hasn't shortened again since then. Not really sure of the signs and symptoms of it, so I am just going about my days as if everything is okay. 



    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

    Kp214
  • @Colleen0516 if you're crazy for nesting your outdoors them I'm right there with you. Our new deck furniture arrived, I ordered an outdoor rug from Amazon last night and this weekend we will get the deck table/umbrella and patio furniture/firepit back outside as well as dig out all the dead things (I have a knack for making perennials defy nature). Monday our handyman starts his list of outdoor projects. I have this vision of nursing on the deck, relaxing and watching TV in the new furniture. Probably TOTALLY unrealistic but who knows?!?
    *** 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
    Kp214
  • @ARB425 - I literally was just coming on to ask about pelvic pressure. The last week I've just felt a little bit more with small twinges here and there. But I'm also now seeing him move in there - feels like he's flipping sometimes. So I wasn't sure if this was just a new normal or not. Constipation/barely making through the night without peeing has come back so I kind of took it as a sign that things are expanding again.

    @Colleen0516 - love the room colour! that's the colour I was going for but, ended up with something a bit more silver (by accident). Excited to see your plans all come together.

    We have to paint this long weekend - its the last weekend we have to just get this done! I really really don't want to but luckily the weather is nice out so hopefully that helps me get motivated to get it done!
    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!

           
  • @byrneme I have the same vision. My husband and I enjoy our "date nights". We do dinner every Friday night, and then saturdays are spent with friends or family. With the twins coming, we know our lifestyle is about to change lol we're okay with it obviously, we have wished for and waited for this babies. So we decided to vamp up out outdoor area. It will be our new date night spot :smile: 
    I have this vision of the babies sleeping peacefully (through the night lol) and Gregg and I sitting out back, with the monitor, sipping a glass of wine (or maybe a margaherita lol) by the firepit.  I'm actually looking forward to nights in this summer and fall! 
    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

    nellin-2
  • It's just hitting me that this is my last week in my second trimester. Wow that went fast!! 
    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

    JWatt5nellin-2
  • ARB425ARB425 member
    edited April 2017
    @colleen0516 @jwatt5 I totally think Yesterday was just an anxiety ridden day. I'm feeling better overall today. I definitely think my pelvis is just getting used to the extra pressure from the baby. My discomfort wasn't as bad today as it has been so I'm holding off on calling my OB. I see the OB in early May...not sure when my next ultrasound will be since my OB isn't ultrasound happy. He said I may have one at 36 weeks to check position if he isn't able to manually feel the baby's position. Thanks for listening to my craziness!
  • I don't think you are crazy @ARB425, I too have had the same pressure and added it to my list of questions for my appointment in 2 weeks. It's especially noticeable when I'm working out. 
    *** 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
  • Okay so the babies have been extremely active the past 2 days. I keep getting what I think is gas pains but then when I go to the bathroom, nothing happens (sorry for TMI) I'm very winded and my back is hurting more than usual. 

    I cant tell whether it's just me feeling wiped out from a long week or if it's more. I hate calling the doctor with every little worry. But my cervix shortening last time has me concerned. I just walked through target and that felt like I was running a marathon. 

    what to do? What to do? 
    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!! I'm 20w4d with twin girls. I've had a pretty good pregnancy so far, except for the shortness of breath with any amount of activity and horrible heart burn. But I can live with those. Next appt is with MFM Wednesday (see her every 3 weeks for ultrasounds). Can't wait to see the babies again. I've been worried b/c I really don't feel like I'm feeling them move so hopefully they move a ton in the ultrasound. I was surprised to know that the usual non-invasive screening and quad screen we couldn't do b/c they aren't accurate with twins :( I really wanted those tests. But I've had 8 ultrasounds and they don't see any signs of Down syndrome or Nuchal tube defects so they assure me that I don't need those tests. 

    I have been buying clothes like crazy. We have bought our infant carriers and double stroller. We have one crib and the other crib and changing table are on the way. We buy a box of diapers every week (running out of room to store them). My shower isn't for another 2 months so hopefully I can refrain from buying everything.

    QOTW: scared to death that something is going to go wrong at the end of my pregnancy or I'll have them really early. I'm planning to do everything possible to go to 37-38 weeks. 

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

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

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