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TTC over 35::Weekly Check in 5/1

katekate628katekate628 member
edited May 2017 in TTC after 35
Had to steal ^ from the TTCAL board because I love it!

Status (WTO/TWW/Benched/in process of testing or treatment)
:  

CD, CD/DPO (if applicable)

What are you doing this cycle? (Testing? Treatment? Vitamins/supplements?):  

Rants/Raves



Questions for the group: 

GTKY: What's your favorite band/music?

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Re: TTC over 35::Weekly Check in 5/1

  • Status (WTO/TWW/Benched/in process of testing or treatment):  TWW  :\

    CD, CD/DPO (if applicable): CD 27

    What are you doing this cycle? (Testing? Treatment? Vitamins/supplements?):  

    Clomid, Trigger, TI, Vit D, Prenatal

    Rants/Raves
    : TWW is the worst.  If no AF Wednesday, I go for blood test.  BFN on HPT yesterday morning

    Questions for the group: 

    For Clomid users.  If you didn't get BFP on first round (which I hear is common) did they increase your dosage for the next cycle?

    GTKY: What's your favorite band/music?  Dave Matthews Band is my absolute favorite!



    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker Lilypie Angel and Memorial tickers
    BFP#1 10/21/11 EDD 06/22/12 natural m/c 11/03/11 6w6d

    BFP#2 03/08/12 EDD 11/19/12 met our sweet boy @ 36w5d! 10/25/12!

  • Status (WTO/TWW/Benched/in process of testing or treatment):  WTO

    CD, CD/DPO (if applicable): CD10

    What are you doing this cycle? (Testing? Treatment? Vitamins/supplements?):  Just finished 5 days of Femera go in Wed for bw and ultrasound hopefully I'll be able to start trigger and IUI the end of the week!!! Prenatal, vit D, CoQ10 

    Rants/Raves



    Questions for the group: I'm nervous about the trigger shot and IUI any tips?

    GTKY: What's your favorite band/music?Bon Jovi hands down.
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  • MomifbyseaMomifbysea member
    edited May 2017
    Status (WTO/TWW/Benched/in process of testing or treatment):  TWW I guess you would call it? STILL waiting for withdrawal bleed after ER.

    CD, CD/DPO (if applicable): No clue at this point!

    What are you doing this cycle? (Testing? Treatment? Vitamins/supplements?):  I plan to start a BCP cycle as soon as AF starts as prep for IVF #2. Also, prenatal, vitamin D. DH is taking fish oil and CoQ10 as well as multivitamin and vitamin D.

    Rants/Raves
    : I'm in the Midwest and this rain needs to stop already!


    Questions for the group: For anyone who's done IVF, how long did it take AF to come after ER? My RE said 7-10 days but I'm on day 12 and not a spot! I hope to God all those injections didn't screw up my normal cycle.

    GTKY: What's your favorite band/music? U2 and alternative music in general makes my spirit smile.
    ME: 44 / DH: 46
    DD conceived naturally, born 1/9/14
    Consulted RE after trying for #2 for 1 year, 9/16
    RE diagnosis: DOR, poor egg quality
    1/2017: IUI #1, Femara, failed
    2/2017: IUI #2, Femara, failed
    3/13/17: started IVF + ICSI + PGS cycle #1, antagonist protocol (menopur/follistim/ovidrel)
    4/19/17: ER, no embryos survived past morula stage, poor egg quality given as reason
    5/3/17: started IVF + ICSI + PGS cycle #2, antagonist protocol (menopur/follistim/ovidrel)
    6/7/17: ER, 1 egg retrieved, mature but did not fertilize, poor egg quality given as reason
    7/21/17: started IVF + ICSI + PGS cycle #3, antagonist protocol (menopur/follistim/ovidrel)
    8/24/17: ER, 11 eggs retrieved, 10 mature, 7 fertilized, no embryos survived past morula stage, poor egg quality given as reason
    9/17: started IVF + ICSI + PGS cycle #4, antagonist protocol (menopur/follistim/ovidrel), started organic, non-processed, no white sugar/flour, diet with unscented/nontoxic personal care products 4 weeks before ER (books suggested it takes 2-3 months)
    10/11/17: ER, 5 eggs retrieved, 2 fertilized, 1 arrested at 3 cells and the other arrested at 5 cells, poor egg quality given as reason, doctor suggested it was time to move on to donor eggs but I asked to give it one last chance and kept on my diet/unprocessed/unscented/nontoxic products
    12/28/17: started IVF + ICSI + PGS cycle #5, microdose lupron protocol
    2/1/18: ER, 9 eggs retrieved, 6 mature and 6 fertilized, 3 survived to day 5 blastocyst, 2 PGS normal
    7/12/18: FET #1, negative
    9/21/18: FET #2 scheduled


  • @Labluver2 honestly of all the injections I did for the IVF my trigger hurt the least. Are you doing your own or will you get to look the other way like I did with DH doing it? As for the IUI, turns out I was nervous for nothing because to me it felt just like going in for a Pap smear only quicker. And way more exciting because then you get to lie there for 15-20 minutes afterwards enjoying all the hope that accompanies having the intervention! I'm so excited for you!
    ME: 44 / DH: 46
    DD conceived naturally, born 1/9/14
    Consulted RE after trying for #2 for 1 year, 9/16
    RE diagnosis: DOR, poor egg quality
    1/2017: IUI #1, Femara, failed
    2/2017: IUI #2, Femara, failed
    3/13/17: started IVF + ICSI + PGS cycle #1, antagonist protocol (menopur/follistim/ovidrel)
    4/19/17: ER, no embryos survived past morula stage, poor egg quality given as reason
    5/3/17: started IVF + ICSI + PGS cycle #2, antagonist protocol (menopur/follistim/ovidrel)
    6/7/17: ER, 1 egg retrieved, mature but did not fertilize, poor egg quality given as reason
    7/21/17: started IVF + ICSI + PGS cycle #3, antagonist protocol (menopur/follistim/ovidrel)
    8/24/17: ER, 11 eggs retrieved, 10 mature, 7 fertilized, no embryos survived past morula stage, poor egg quality given as reason
    9/17: started IVF + ICSI + PGS cycle #4, antagonist protocol (menopur/follistim/ovidrel), started organic, non-processed, no white sugar/flour, diet with unscented/nontoxic personal care products 4 weeks before ER (books suggested it takes 2-3 months)
    10/11/17: ER, 5 eggs retrieved, 2 fertilized, 1 arrested at 3 cells and the other arrested at 5 cells, poor egg quality given as reason, doctor suggested it was time to move on to donor eggs but I asked to give it one last chance and kept on my diet/unprocessed/unscented/nontoxic products
    12/28/17: started IVF + ICSI + PGS cycle #5, microdose lupron protocol
    2/1/18: ER, 9 eggs retrieved, 6 mature and 6 fertilized, 3 survived to day 5 blastocyst, 2 PGS normal
    7/12/18: FET #1, negative
    9/21/18: FET #2 scheduled


    laurad75
  • @Momifbysea oh I will be looking away lol. GL to you too. Its nice this cycle I'm not tracking BBT or timing intercourse so it takes that stress away and I'm doing yoga which helps.
    Momifbysea
  • @Labluver2 - yoga is awesome isn't it?  Yea for not tracking and no more BBT - I swear that's why I'm in such a better mood the last month.  I really have no idea the exact date AF will come.  I'm in the 2nd week of TWW.  There is something to be said about giving up the control.
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    Momifbysea
  • edited May 2017
    Status (WTO/TWW/Benched/in process of testing or treatment):  
    Still benched...hopefully only for a couple more days tho... I also have an appointment with my RE on Wednesday so we can start planning for my first IUI with injectables round 

    What are you doing this cycle? (Testing? Treatment? Vitamins/supplements?):  no treatment yet- still just waiting for the bleeding to stop ... i'm going to talk to my RE on Wed and see if she wants to wait a couple of cycles to start the IUI or if she is ok with starting whenever AF shows back up...i'm also going to push for a second HSG since I had an infection but I don't know if she is going to want to because my first was less than a year ago... i'm just concerned the infection could have created scar tissue in my tubes ... I am currently taking Vit D, Prenatals, Ubiquinol, Vit C and Metformin  

    Me: 36 years old   DH: 42 years old
    Married: 05.2012  
    TW:
    TTC #1 Since April 2016
    HSG/FSH/AMH/E2/SA all normal DX: unexplained IF

    spontaneous BFP 01/01/2017-  Alexander was born sleeping 04/13/2017 at 19w1d  ic/chorio
    September 2017 HSG #2 & Gonal-F/Femara/Ovidrel/IUI #1 = ep (Salpingectomy of left fallopian tube)
    spontaneous BFP 01/02/2018  EDD Aug 30th  It's a GIRL!
    Cerclage placed on 03/02BabyFruit Ticker  Cerclage removal 08/02
  • artemis618artemis618 member
    edited May 2017
    Hi ladies!  Happy May.  Thanks for starting this @katekate628

    @Momifbysea  I got my period 11 and 10 days respectively after each of my last egg retrievals.  My RE told me to expect it between 10-14 days after, so you're still in that range.  My first period after ER (this year - not for egg freezing) felt like the worst one EVER (like I thought it was worse than the ER), *but my second one was more normal for whatever reason.

    Status (WTO/TWW/Benched/in process of testing or treatment):  WTO...but again to start lupron for IVF#3 and not to BD...  Where is my LH surge already?!

    CD, CD/DPO (if applicable): CD14

    What are you doing this cycle? (Testing? Treatment? Vitamins/supplements?):  OPKs, lupron for suppression for IVF, all the supplements.

    Rants/Raves
    : I can't believe it's already May.  To where is this year going?  Otherwise, looking at puppies is the best!  So much cuteness.  We're starting to look for a dog to adopt now that we have a yard, and I've appreciated the distraction of looking at cute puppies.  Unfortunately with both DH and me at work during the day we wouldn't actually be able to swing a puppy, but we're looking for a young adult.

    Questions for the group:  
    None that I can think of.  Well, just one - why is it not socially acceptable to take time off from work to raise a puppy? :p

    GTKY: What's your favorite band/music?  
    True to my AMA-ness (IMO), I'm going to go with R.E.M. (but more their older stuff). @katekate628 I didn't really get into DMB until I spent time in Charlottesville for grad school and of course it was everywhere.  Also, I think it's impossible to go to a DMB concert without running into someone you know :)
    About me:
    Married 6/18/16 (Me 42, DH 44), TTC #2
    ***TW***
    Natural BFP 8/10/16 --> mc our NIPT-normal little girl at 11w5d on 10/1/16 :(
    As of 12/2016:  AMH 1.42, FSH 6.1, AFC ~10
    Self-benched Nov-Dec 2016 for
    IVF #1 Jan-Feb 2017 (OCP, testosterone primed antagonist w/HGH - ER 2/2/17 - 12R, 7M ICSI'd, 3F, 0B)
    IVF #2 Mar-Apr 2017 (testosterone primed agonist/luteal lupron w/HGH - ER 4/8/17 - 10R, 8M, 8F, 5B, 1 PGS normal)
    IVF #3 May-Jun 2017 (testosterone primed agonist/luteal lupron w/HGH - ER 6/4/17 - 14R, 5F, 3B, 0 normal)
    **New RE**
    IVF #4 Sept 2017 (natural start microdose lupron flare w/HGH - ER 9/28/17 - 33R, 18F, 10B, 4 PGS normals!)
    FET #1 (medicated) of one PGS normal 4AA XX 11/2/17 - Beta #1 11/11/17 (153), Beta #2 11/13/17 (324), mc at 5w1d on 11/19/17 :(
    IVF #5 Dec 2017 - Insemination of 9 frozen eggs from 2012 (8F, 1B, 0 normal)
    Jan 2018 - Natural cycle ERA (normal/receptive) & stimming for
    IVF #6 Jan-Feb 2018 (natural start microdose lupron flare w/HGH - ER 2/3/18 - 17R, 6M, 4F, 0 blasts)
    IVF #7 Feb 2018 (natural start microdose lupron flare w/HGH - ER 2/26/18 - 19R, 9M, 9F, 4B, 2 PGS normals)
    FET #2 Apr 2018 (natural cycle w/o trigger, w/P4 support) of one PGS normal 4AA- XX 4/5/18 - Beta #1 4/14/18 (67), Beta #2 4/16/18 (231)
    Rainbow baby girl born 12/16/2018 (via c-section, induced at 39 weeks)

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    TFAS!
    FET #3 Dec 2019 (natural cycle w/o trigger, w/P4 support) of one PGS normal 3BB XY 12/16/19 - Beta #1 12/24/19 (139), Beta #2 12/27/19 (482)

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  • @artemis618 I agree! I enjoy DMB live and the atmosphere of the shows so much! Always see someone I know, even when we went to the gorge last year! I enjoy REM as well. Love the 90s alternative. 

    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker Lilypie Angel and Memorial tickers
    BFP#1 10/21/11 EDD 06/22/12 natural m/c 11/03/11 6w6d

    BFP#2 03/08/12 EDD 11/19/12 met our sweet boy @ 36w5d! 10/25/12!

    artemis618
  • @artemis618 R.E.M. would be an extremely close second for me. On my birthday in, let's see, 2004 I think?, I saw them in northern CA and it was an incredible show with a lot of their older songs. Complete with Michael Stipe on the megaphone. Will never forget that night.
    ME: 44 / DH: 46
    DD conceived naturally, born 1/9/14
    Consulted RE after trying for #2 for 1 year, 9/16
    RE diagnosis: DOR, poor egg quality
    1/2017: IUI #1, Femara, failed
    2/2017: IUI #2, Femara, failed
    3/13/17: started IVF + ICSI + PGS cycle #1, antagonist protocol (menopur/follistim/ovidrel)
    4/19/17: ER, no embryos survived past morula stage, poor egg quality given as reason
    5/3/17: started IVF + ICSI + PGS cycle #2, antagonist protocol (menopur/follistim/ovidrel)
    6/7/17: ER, 1 egg retrieved, mature but did not fertilize, poor egg quality given as reason
    7/21/17: started IVF + ICSI + PGS cycle #3, antagonist protocol (menopur/follistim/ovidrel)
    8/24/17: ER, 11 eggs retrieved, 10 mature, 7 fertilized, no embryos survived past morula stage, poor egg quality given as reason
    9/17: started IVF + ICSI + PGS cycle #4, antagonist protocol (menopur/follistim/ovidrel), started organic, non-processed, no white sugar/flour, diet with unscented/nontoxic personal care products 4 weeks before ER (books suggested it takes 2-3 months)
    10/11/17: ER, 5 eggs retrieved, 2 fertilized, 1 arrested at 3 cells and the other arrested at 5 cells, poor egg quality given as reason, doctor suggested it was time to move on to donor eggs but I asked to give it one last chance and kept on my diet/unprocessed/unscented/nontoxic products
    12/28/17: started IVF + ICSI + PGS cycle #5, microdose lupron protocol
    2/1/18: ER, 9 eggs retrieved, 6 mature and 6 fertilized, 3 survived to day 5 blastocyst, 2 PGS normal
    7/12/18: FET #1, negative
    9/21/18: FET #2 scheduled


    artemis618
  • SP128SP128 member
    Status (WTO/TWW/Benched/in process of testing or treatment):  TWW  

    CD, CD/DPO (if applicable): 8DPO

    What are you doing this cycle? (Testing? Treatment? Vitamins/supplements?):  Prenatals, Vitamin D.  OPK, BBT.  Started Estrogen for IVF

    Rants/Raves
    :  Saw a new primary care doctor who had a dumb remark.  

    Excited and scared for possibly doing IVF this cycle. Insurance may approve it in the nick of time.  Still hoping that I'm a ss that gets KU right before IVF. 


    Questions for the group:  Any words of wisdom to ease my mind about IVF?

    GTKY: What's your favorite band/music?  Love me some country!
    ***TW***
    Me: 36  DH:35
    Married: 7/10/2016
    TTC#1 - May 2016
    BFP 9/6/2016 - Missed MC 10/20/2016  
    BFP 5/5/2017  - CP
    IVF #1 - June 2017  - Transferred 1 fresh 4 AA embryo.  7/9 Beta #1 - 161 
    <3 Adam <3 Born on 3/18/18




     
  • @SP128 I hope you get KU before IVF too! ;-)
    @artemis618 there should totally be a caviat for time off when you get a puppy.

    Status (WTO/TWW/Benched/in process of testing or treatment)
    :  WTO
    CD, CD/DPO (if applicable): CD4
    What are you doing this cycle? (Testing? Treatment? Vitamins/supplements?):  PNV, OPK, usual stuff. DH and I have actually never really discussed IUI/IVF, but I'm not at a point where I want to do that (yet).
    Rants/Raves:  (longer in TTCAL), I am changing jobs and have to meet with some bigwigs, so I'm nervous!
    Questions for the group:  Nah
    GTKY: What's your favorite band/music?  I think my all-time fave is Tears for Fears. Close 2nd is Depeche Mode. We're going to see them in Seattle in October (Portland would be closer but it's on a weeknight, f--k that! ha!). Best. Live. Show. Ever. Seen. (twice already!)
    Me: 39 DH: 39
    CP 1/25/16 4.5 weeks, developed Graves' disease
    yfr23
  • SP128SP128 member
    @artemis618  I agree with @amberruka  In all honesty, they do take up a good chunk of time.

    @amberruka  You are going to know them dead! I just know it.  Your job sounds so interesting to me.  
    ***TW***
    Me: 36  DH:35
    Married: 7/10/2016
    TTC#1 - May 2016
    BFP 9/6/2016 - Missed MC 10/20/2016  
    BFP 5/5/2017  - CP
    IVF #1 - June 2017  - Transferred 1 fresh 4 AA embryo.  7/9 Beta #1 - 161 
    <3 Adam <3 Born on 3/18/18




     
    amberrukaartemis618
  • @Labluver2 what type of trigger are you doing? I did a HCG trigger and, although it didn't hurt, it got super red, swollen, hot, and ITCHY for like 3 days. It took a full month for the red spot to disappear on my abdomen. My friend also had some itching/redness at her injection site, but nothing like mine, so my reaction was probably not typical. 

    I never got a fever, chills, overall rash, so I never saw a Dr about it. 
    Me: 39 SO: 36

    Dx: low progesterone, possible DOR - officially "unexplained"

    TTC#1 since November 2015
    9/16/2016 IUI#1 - BFN
    10/12/2016 IUI#2 - BFN
    1/21/2017 Clomid/IUI#3 - BFN
    March 2017 IVF: BFP! (beta#1 191, beta#2 378!) - it's a boy! DS born 12/6/2017

    TTC #2 since July 2018
    May 2019 IVF #2: BFP! (beta#1 346, beta#2 646) - vanishing twin at 8 weeks. Baby B still going strong - due 2/8/20!
    Pregnancy Ticker
  • @PoeMasque yes its the HCG trigger. Tomorrow is my bw and ultrasound I'm nervous BC I just dont want another roadblock like at the other place.
  • @Labluver2 my trigger was Ovidrel so I think that's different? Thinking of you!!!
    ME: 44 / DH: 46
    DD conceived naturally, born 1/9/14
    Consulted RE after trying for #2 for 1 year, 9/16
    RE diagnosis: DOR, poor egg quality
    1/2017: IUI #1, Femara, failed
    2/2017: IUI #2, Femara, failed
    3/13/17: started IVF + ICSI + PGS cycle #1, antagonist protocol (menopur/follistim/ovidrel)
    4/19/17: ER, no embryos survived past morula stage, poor egg quality given as reason
    5/3/17: started IVF + ICSI + PGS cycle #2, antagonist protocol (menopur/follistim/ovidrel)
    6/7/17: ER, 1 egg retrieved, mature but did not fertilize, poor egg quality given as reason
    7/21/17: started IVF + ICSI + PGS cycle #3, antagonist protocol (menopur/follistim/ovidrel)
    8/24/17: ER, 11 eggs retrieved, 10 mature, 7 fertilized, no embryos survived past morula stage, poor egg quality given as reason
    9/17: started IVF + ICSI + PGS cycle #4, antagonist protocol (menopur/follistim/ovidrel), started organic, non-processed, no white sugar/flour, diet with unscented/nontoxic personal care products 4 weeks before ER (books suggested it takes 2-3 months)
    10/11/17: ER, 5 eggs retrieved, 2 fertilized, 1 arrested at 3 cells and the other arrested at 5 cells, poor egg quality given as reason, doctor suggested it was time to move on to donor eggs but I asked to give it one last chance and kept on my diet/unprocessed/unscented/nontoxic products
    12/28/17: started IVF + ICSI + PGS cycle #5, microdose lupron protocol
    2/1/18: ER, 9 eggs retrieved, 6 mature and 6 fertilized, 3 survived to day 5 blastocyst, 2 PGS normal
    7/12/18: FET #1, negative
    9/21/18: FET #2 scheduled


  • @Momifbysea yes thats the one in have to do. 
  • @Labluver2 I had the ovidrel shot, it didn't hurt and I had no reaction to it .. GL!
    Me: 36 years old   DH: 42 years old
    Married: 05.2012  
    TW:
    TTC #1 Since April 2016
    HSG/FSH/AMH/E2/SA all normal DX: unexplained IF

    spontaneous BFP 01/01/2017-  Alexander was born sleeping 04/13/2017 at 19w1d  ic/chorio
    September 2017 HSG #2 & Gonal-F/Femara/Ovidrel/IUI #1 = ep (Salpingectomy of left fallopian tube)
    spontaneous BFP 01/02/2018  EDD Aug 30th  It's a GIRL!
    Cerclage placed on 03/02BabyFruit Ticker  Cerclage removal 08/02
  • I'm sure it was just me! My SO thought it was because I injected it next to a bruise from the ganirelix. I hope my post wasn't alarming, more to let you know that if it gets red and itches that's ok too. Even with my reaction everything went well :)
    Me: 39 SO: 36

    Dx: low progesterone, possible DOR - officially "unexplained"

    TTC#1 since November 2015
    9/16/2016 IUI#1 - BFN
    10/12/2016 IUI#2 - BFN
    1/21/2017 Clomid/IUI#3 - BFN
    March 2017 IVF: BFP! (beta#1 191, beta#2 378!) - it's a boy! DS born 12/6/2017

    TTC #2 since July 2018
    May 2019 IVF #2: BFP! (beta#1 346, beta#2 646) - vanishing twin at 8 weeks. Baby B still going strong - due 2/8/20!
    Pregnancy Ticker
  • Hi.  Sorry I vanished for a little bit.  I've been lurking and participating a little less just to chill out this cycle. 

    @katekate628 I did clomid for 3 cycles and my dosage never changed. 

    @Labluver2 I was so nervous for my first trigger and it was easier than I anticipated.  Same goes for my IUI. 

    @Momifbysea For both my ER's I got my period 12 days later.  I would suggest you call your doctor if it goes past 14 or 15 days.  

    @SP128 I don't really have a lot of words to ease your mind but just buckle up.  It's a lot of waiting and it can be tough on the heart.  GL to you!  Also, I'm sorry about your new doctor's dumb remark.  Isn't it so frustrating when someone who is supposed to be a medical professional says something out of line.  

    Status (WTO/TWW/Benched/in process of testing or treatment):  TWW

    CD, CD/DPO (if applicable): CD 28/ 11 DPO

    What are you doing this cycle? (Testing? Treatment? Vitamins/supplements?):  Natural cycle as we prepare for another round at giving IVF a try.  I had cautiously hoped that I'd magically get KU on our own (our timing was awesome) but I got a BFN this morning.  womp womp

    Rants/Raves
    : We're moving this weekend.  Ugh.  Thankfully we are staying in the same apartment building but going up two floors but its still a lot of work and my poor dog is freaking out.  

    Questions for the group: 

    GTKY: What's your favorite band/music?  
    Impossible question for me.  I love so many bands and its funny to see some old school answers here (ama alert!).  If I had to pick one band to be my favorite it would be The Beatles but right now I'm super into the Shins new album.  
    History and blog link in spoiler
    Pregnancy #1 via donor egg IVF; baby boy born 8/22/18
    Pregnancy #2 (May 2019) surprise natural pregnancy ended in MC
    Pregnancy #3 (Nov 2019) FET; MC at 9 weeks
    Take a look at my blog


  • edited May 2017
    Status: WTO

    CD: 2

    What are you doing: sporadically temping (really erratic sleep schedule for work/kids, means this isn't super useful for me), CM, OPKs

    Rants/raves: since we're just back to TTC I'm at the excited stage so that my reaction to "are you guys done/are you having more kids" has changed from annoyance to finding it hard to contain my excitement. Thankfully I remember, as TTC drags on, how annoying it is to be asked "are you pregnant yet" (especially when you start another CD1) and having every time I decline a drink analyzed, so I'm able to restrain myself. Anyway.... not really a rant/rave, just musings about TTC stages.

    Questions for the group: last time I made myself a ritual for when I got my period, to cushion the blow. It was an evening of some of my favorite things that I would be forgoing in pregnancy (mojito & sushi). Anyone else do something like this? Any suggestions of other things to add to this to make it fractionally less sad?

    GTKY: ahhh, I like so much music. This would take too much thought.

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  • @Labluver2 great!! Good luck with trigger & IUI! 

    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker Lilypie Angel and Memorial tickers
    BFP#1 10/21/11 EDD 06/22/12 natural m/c 11/03/11 6w6d

    BFP#2 03/08/12 EDD 11/19/12 met our sweet boy @ 36w5d! 10/25/12!

  • Today should have been CD1, instead it's CD29/15dpo. I need to pick up a test on my way home. I'm dreading it because I'm pretty certain it will be a BFN. Then RE told me to wait until CD35 if AF hasn't come to call for appt, I know that's only another week but ugh! 

    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker Lilypie Angel and Memorial tickers
    BFP#1 10/21/11 EDD 06/22/12 natural m/c 11/03/11 6w6d

    BFP#2 03/08/12 EDD 11/19/12 met our sweet boy @ 36w5d! 10/25/12!

  • I started my period today, so day 1 of BCP for IVF #2 - let's get on with this!
    ME: 44 / DH: 46
    DD conceived naturally, born 1/9/14
    Consulted RE after trying for #2 for 1 year, 9/16
    RE diagnosis: DOR, poor egg quality
    1/2017: IUI #1, Femara, failed
    2/2017: IUI #2, Femara, failed
    3/13/17: started IVF + ICSI + PGS cycle #1, antagonist protocol (menopur/follistim/ovidrel)
    4/19/17: ER, no embryos survived past morula stage, poor egg quality given as reason
    5/3/17: started IVF + ICSI + PGS cycle #2, antagonist protocol (menopur/follistim/ovidrel)
    6/7/17: ER, 1 egg retrieved, mature but did not fertilize, poor egg quality given as reason
    7/21/17: started IVF + ICSI + PGS cycle #3, antagonist protocol (menopur/follistim/ovidrel)
    8/24/17: ER, 11 eggs retrieved, 10 mature, 7 fertilized, no embryos survived past morula stage, poor egg quality given as reason
    9/17: started IVF + ICSI + PGS cycle #4, antagonist protocol (menopur/follistim/ovidrel), started organic, non-processed, no white sugar/flour, diet with unscented/nontoxic personal care products 4 weeks before ER (books suggested it takes 2-3 months)
    10/11/17: ER, 5 eggs retrieved, 2 fertilized, 1 arrested at 3 cells and the other arrested at 5 cells, poor egg quality given as reason, doctor suggested it was time to move on to donor eggs but I asked to give it one last chance and kept on my diet/unprocessed/unscented/nontoxic products
    12/28/17: started IVF + ICSI + PGS cycle #5, microdose lupron protocol
    2/1/18: ER, 9 eggs retrieved, 6 mature and 6 fertilized, 3 survived to day 5 blastocyst, 2 PGS normal
    7/12/18: FET #1, negative
    9/21/18: FET #2 scheduled


    katekate628PoeMasqueamberruka
  • Fingers crossed for you @katekate628 waiting is the worse. I dont know how I'm going to get thru the TWW. Its going to be the longest 2 weeks ever!!!!
  • GL @Momifbysea fingers crossed for you this cycle!!!

    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker Lilypie Angel and Memorial tickers
    BFP#1 10/21/11 EDD 06/22/12 natural m/c 11/03/11 6w6d

    BFP#2 03/08/12 EDD 11/19/12 met our sweet boy @ 36w5d! 10/25/12!

    Momifbysea
  • Thank you @Labluver2! TWW is the worst!

    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker Lilypie Angel and Memorial tickers
    BFP#1 10/21/11 EDD 06/22/12 natural m/c 11/03/11 6w6d

    BFP#2 03/08/12 EDD 11/19/12 met our sweet boy @ 36w5d! 10/25/12!

  • @Momifbysea GL!!! Hoping this is your cycle!!!!
    Momifbysea
  • Momifbysea  @Labluver2 GL to both of you on your cycles! 

    Had my appointment with my RE today.... it went really well... she is the first doctor that agreed with me that next time I need an elective cerclage... so that helps solidify in my mind that I need to fight for one with my MFM if I am able to get pregnant again... and we agreed to move forward in June with a new HSG & IUI with injectables (Gonal-F) 
    Me: 36 years old   DH: 42 years old
    Married: 05.2012  
    TW:
    TTC #1 Since April 2016
    HSG/FSH/AMH/E2/SA all normal DX: unexplained IF

    spontaneous BFP 01/01/2017-  Alexander was born sleeping 04/13/2017 at 19w1d  ic/chorio
    September 2017 HSG #2 & Gonal-F/Femara/Ovidrel/IUI #1 = ep (Salpingectomy of left fallopian tube)
    spontaneous BFP 01/02/2018  EDD Aug 30th  It's a GIRL!
    Cerclage placed on 03/02BabyFruit Ticker  Cerclage removal 08/02
    artemis618PoeMasqueMomifbysea
  • @harleyquinn0621 - what's elective cerclage?

    @Momifbysea - yea for AF coming I guess?  Hope this is the cycle for you!

    @katekate628 - sorry for the delayed AF

    @Labluver2 - GL on the IUI

    I'm nearing the end of my TWW - should start pre AF spotting this weekend with AF due on Monday - can't you guys tell I'm so optimistic LOL.
    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker
  • edited May 2017
    @vlagrl29 a cerclage is where they put a stitch in your cervix to keep it closed.... i have suspected (and my RE agrees) my issue with my last pregnancy was an incompetent cervix .... so they can either do an elective cerclage between 12-14 weeks before my cervix shows signs of issues or they can monitor me closely and perform  a rescue cerclage if my cervix shortens early .... my MFM has said he would prefer to do biweekly ultrasounds and not perform an elective cerclage because he is not 100% convinced i have a incompetent cervix.... unfortunately a lot of times it takes multiple losses before they will diagnose you with that.... but my RE agrees the painless dilation i experienced is text book signs of an incompetent cervix... she did express some concerns about the risk of multiples with the injectable IUI since i already have cervix issues but we'll cross that bridge if it happens
    Me: 36 years old   DH: 42 years old
    Married: 05.2012  
    TW:
    TTC #1 Since April 2016
    HSG/FSH/AMH/E2/SA all normal DX: unexplained IF

    spontaneous BFP 01/01/2017-  Alexander was born sleeping 04/13/2017 at 19w1d  ic/chorio
    September 2017 HSG #2 & Gonal-F/Femara/Ovidrel/IUI #1 = ep (Salpingectomy of left fallopian tube)
    spontaneous BFP 01/02/2018  EDD Aug 30th  It's a GIRL!
    Cerclage placed on 03/02BabyFruit Ticker  Cerclage removal 08/02
  • @vlagrl29 Thank you. I triggered last night and we BD to get an extra day in before the IUI tomorrow. Im surprised I'm not nervous I was more nervous getting the shot. I'm excited but trying not to be over excited BC I do realize that it may not work.I'm just taking it one hurdle at a time. Not looking forward for the TWW I'm going to have to keep myself very busy.
    harleyquinn0621
  • @harleyquinn0621 - that makes sense.  I have a college friend who I think had the same thing and then they reopened it near her due date.  She was on bed rest at the hospital for quite some time and then was release home with minimal activity the rest of her pregnancy.
    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker
  • Status (WTO/TWW/Benched/in process of testing or treatment):  In TWW

    CD, CD/DPO (if applicable): CD 27 / 12DPO

    What are you doing this cycle? (Testing? Treatment? Vitamins/supplements?):  Femara, Follistim, HCG Trigger & IUI

    Rants/Raves
    : So over the TWW...I'm always so excited until I get to this point!

    I didn't realize this board was around until someone in a IUI board mentioned it and thought I'd say hello :)


    TTC #1 since April 2015
    June 2016 - CP
    2017 - Medicated Cycles & IUI's
    IVF w/ PGS  - January 2018
    FET #1 - April 2018 - BFN
    ERA Cycle May / June 2018
    ERA Biopsy June 2018 ~ Results: receptive (no change)
    FET #2 - July 2018 - BFP <3 Beta #1 - 137 Beta #2 - 410
    U/S #1 7wk1d - HB 144 U/S #2 9w1d HB 166
    Anatomy Scan 1st 11/2/18 2nd AS 11/19
    EDD March 28, 2019
    Baby Girl born 3/26/19  <3



    artemis618
  • @kristimh80 FX this is your cycle!!! 
  • spotting started yesterday so AF is on her way....I was doing fine until DD mentioned "the baby that died in mamas belly"  Life goes on though so I'm hoping one day we can be blessed with another baby.
    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker
  • @vlagrl29 I'm sorry. Big virtual hugs coming your way. 

    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker Lilypie Angel and Memorial tickers
    BFP#1 10/21/11 EDD 06/22/12 natural m/c 11/03/11 6w6d

    BFP#2 03/08/12 EDD 11/19/12 met our sweet boy @ 36w5d! 10/25/12!

  • @katekate628 -   Thanks!  I really want to enjoy the next 3 months with new goals on my list.  I did make my annual appt late august yesterday before they got filled up.  Told DH about it so he would be there.  I think I might go ahead and try Femera at that point but I want to be really informed about it.  We have no money to see an RE so I'd be doing this with an OB.  I know for sure I don't want multiples, another loss, or my own fertility to be jacked up.  Those are the things that make me nervous about that.
    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker
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