1st Trimester Check-In Week of 1/15/18 — The Bump
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1st Trimester Check-In Week of 1/15/18

1. How far along are you? What is your EDD?
2. What pregnancy symptoms are you having? 
3. When is your next appointment? 
4. Anything else you'd like to share?
QOTW: Do you have any fur babies? Have you noticed any changes in their behavior? Are you preparing them any certain way?
TTC since May 2013
Mild PCOS, Compound Heterozygous MTHFR
No Folic acid/pharmaceuticals/supplements (too many to list- private message me if interested), IVIL infusion

Re: 1st Trimester Check-In Week of 1/15/18

  • Hi Ladies, now I actually remember talking about pets and I can't remember if that was already a QOTW- feel free to change it up.

    1. 7w2d, 9/1/2018
    2. Exhaustion/sore boobs is pretty much it. Although this week I am feeling hungry, but then nothing sounds appetizing. That's pretty typical of my life though so not sure I can relate it to PG.
    3. bloodwork tomorrow to check on Heparin & 1/18/18- 2nd u/s and an intralipid IV


    QOTW: we have a 12 1/2 year old lab and he is following me everywhere although that is not unusual. He's a lover so we are not worried about bringing a babe home to him. I am praying he is still around to meet the LO actually!

    TTC since May 2013
    Mild PCOS, Compound Heterozygous MTHFR
    No Folic acid/pharmaceuticals/supplements (too many to list- private message me if interested), IVIL infusion
    [Deleted User]sarcasticowladirathottietoddy
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  • 1. How far along are you? What is your EDD?  9 weeks today; 8/20
    2. What pregnancy symptoms are you having? My appetite is still off and now I'm constipated.  I recently upped my daily dosage of my PNV (I didn't realize I was supposed to be taking them 3x day) and that might be the problem. 
    3. When is your next appointment? Not until Feb 6

    QOTW: Do you have any fur babies? Have you noticed any changes in their behavior? Are you preparing them any certain way? We have an 8 year old dog but she is currently living with my parents.  We moved to a high rise apartment last year and she didn't like it.  I am hoping we will move again to a place she will be more comfortable and then bring her home after the baby is born. 
    History and blog link in spoiler
    2016 - dx with super low ovarian reserve; failed cycle with clomid, failed IUI, 
    2017 - egg retrieval #1 - 3 eggs, 0 embryos appropriate for transfer; ER #2 2 eggs, 0 embryos on day 3; ER #3 1 egg 0 embryos
    moved to donor egg in summer 2017; 35 eggs retrieved; 19 fertilized; 9 total embryos
    Fresh transfer Dec 2017= BFP!  baby boy born 8/22/18

    May 2019 - surprise natural pregnancy ended in MC
    Nov 2019 FET; MC at 9 weeks
    May 2020 FET; BFN
    July 2020 FET; CP treated with methotrexate
    Oct 2020 BFP! 

    Take a look at my blog


    [Deleted User]adirathottietoddy2MomsHoping
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  • 1. How far along are you? What is your EDD?
    6+1; 9/9
     
    2. What pregnancy symptoms are you having? 
    Not much

    3. When is your next appointment? 
    Friday

    <span>4. Anything else you'd like to share? 
    </span>Not really.

    <span>QOTW:  We have two dogs who are going to have to get used to not sleeping in the bed, as we plan to sidecar the crib. </span> :#  Especially the little one is not going to be happy!!  I also need to keep working with the big one about not jumping up when he's excited, or grabbing for toys until he's told it's okay to, "Take it."
    TravelingCoupleadirathottietoddy2MomsHoping
  • sarcasticowlsarcasticowl member
    edited January 2018
    Thanks @lablover78!

    1. How far along are you? What is your EDD? 7 weeks 4 days, 8/30/18
    2. What pregnancy symptoms are you having? Still diarrhea once a day or so, which is do-able, and like @lablover78, I’m starving but when I think about what to eat, almost everything makes me ill. Tired, sore boobs.
    3. When is your next appointment? January 26 for another ultrasound.
    4. Anything else you'd like to share? I still can’t get used to the idea that this is actually happening. In a way I think I am guarding myself until the NIPT and NT just in case anything is seriously wrong, but also because I’m not showing or far enough along to tell everyone, it just feels hard to believe. Is that weird?
    QOTW: Do you have any fur babies? Have you noticed any changes in their behavior? Are you preparing them any certain way? We have a cat, who will be 7 this year. He’s no different than before. My only fear with a baby is that he loves sleeping anywhere and I assume he will be in every bassinet, crib and pack and play that we have  :) 
    [Deleted User]adirathottietoddy
  • @sarcasticowl I feel the same way- I’m happy but also feel detached at the same time and holding my breath until the NIPT & NT. I scheduled with an OB for those on 2/19
    TTC since May 2013
    Mild PCOS, Compound Heterozygous MTHFR
    No Folic acid/pharmaceuticals/supplements (too many to list- private message me if interested), IVIL infusion
    sarcasticowlhottietoddy
  • @sarcasticowl I feel the same way- I’m happy but also feel detached at the same time and holding my breath until the NIPT & NT. I scheduled with an OB for those on 2/19
    I’m on 2/13. Fingers crossed for both of us  <3
    lablover78hottietoddy
  • 1. How far along are you? What is your EDD?  6 weeks and 5 days today 
    2. What pregnancy symptoms are you having? Sore boobs and dizzy but either I'm getting used to feeling like crap or it's lessening a bit. I can see why lack of symptoms can be worrying because it makes me nervous.  But also having more food adversions. Tonight I made burgers in a pan and I am dying from the smell left in the house. I've sprayed febreeze air freshener everywhere twice and have Scentsy going in every room. Almost threw up earlier this evening because of it. Husband helped me to clean up pan and stuff and he even ate some!  He said it tasted fine but it seemed so gross to me! Told him to throw the rest away.  Lol very strong adversion.  Anyway also crying a lot at movies, commercials and random stuff.  Very moody also, feel like I just hate everyone! Lol my husband and my dog are the only ones who are exempt from this. Luckily it comes and goes at least long enough to interact with some friends and family, but really been laying low and trying to relax.  It's getting boring and isolating. 
    3. When is your next appointment? This Friday, husband is going with me and I'm very nervous.  Telling myself why suffer twice by worrying.  I am allowing myself to be optimistic and hope for the best.  But still being realistic. 
    4. Anything else you'd like to share? Had brunch with some old high school friends last weekend. Couldn't tell them I'm pregnant but told them about the PCOS and hospital visit earlier this year and just said I'm doing clomid and hormone treatments.  One of them knows about my mmc earlier this year and I asked her to help me to not give any more details. Anyway it all went pretty well as far as conversation but I got really down after. Took nap and wouldn't talk to my husband after then woke up and cried for about an hour to him. He understands and I was upset because it just sucks not being able to just enjoy being pregnant and share the good news. Plus everyone has to tell me all the depressing fertility stories of people they know. It makes me feel better not being the only one and I don't have it so bad, but it just gets me down. Been dealing with this for 2 years and just want to be happy.  Anyway, on a bright side this Saturday there is only a 9.5% chance of miscarriage according to the chart. So that means 90.5% chance of birth.  Looking forward to it going down from there. 
    QOTW: Do you have any fur babies? Have you noticed any changes in their behavior? Are you preparing them any certain way?  Our blue heeler baby Roxy is blind and doesn't do much so I don't think she'll need to adjust too much. Was thinking about putting up a little fence outside to separate a play area for kid and dog potty area.  But, I know it will be a while before baby will walk and play outside and hopefully Roxy will still be around then. If not I plan on getting a new blue heeler puppy! Roxy is everything to me, I love her dearly!  Haha see I'm almost crying just writing this about my dog!
    [Deleted User]sarcasticowl
  • Hi Ladies!

    It's nice to see some familiar names on here.  I've been laying low due to nervousness and well felling quite awful all the time but I'm happy to be joining the group.

    1. How far along are you? What is your EDD? 10 wks, 2 days, DD 8/13

    2. What pregnancy symptoms are you having? I hate all food, basically sleep all the time, and have never ending nausea.  I hate parking garages, riding in the car, looking at any kind of screen, and showers all seem to really make it bad.  Of course ya know all that is rather hard to avoid.  My burps are rampant and unattractive and I miss pooping.  The first trimester has been a been a kick in the rear I've never been so sick, so tired and so thankful all at once.

    3. When is your next appointment? I actually don't have another appointment until 2/13.  After all the IF treatments I think this is the longest doctor break I've had in 2yrs!

    4. Anything else you'd like to share? I'm still very nervous about this pregnancy.  Things have been going well and my doctors have been reassuring but after three previously early losses I'm having trouble letting my guard down.  Being so sick its been hard to keep things under wraps but we haven't told a sole about the pregnancy because for some irrational reason I keep thinking it will jinx it.  Is anyone else out there struggling with this?

    QOTW: Do you have any fur babies? Have you noticed any changes in their behavior? Are you preparing them any certain way?  We have two little terrier mixes, Billy 6, and Freida, 2.  They have been quite and cuddly around me but they are both very sweet an sensitive when anyone is sick.  They are going to be the best puppy big brother/sister they love it when our friends babies and toddlers come over they just love to follow them around and don't seem to mind the tugging or strangling (I mean hugging). 

    Me:38 DW:33 
    TTC History in Spoiler ***Trigger Warning*** Losses/Child Mentioned 
    Dx: My wife has no sperm  :D and apparently my embryos aren't as good as they look
    2016

     * April IUI#1 - BFN
     * June IUI#2 - BFN
     * July IUI#3 - CP  :'(
     * Sept IVF#1 - 4 Retrieved & Mature, 4 Blasts.  Fresh Transfer 1  - CP  :'(
     * November FET #1 - Transferred 1 Blast - CP  :'(
    2017 Switched REs - Recurrent loss testing for me - all normal, remaining 2 frosties sent for PGS - both abnormal
     * April/May IVF#2:  9 retrieved, 8 mature, 7 fertilized, 7 blasts!  Sent for testing - 2PGS Normals (0 remaining)
     * November IVF #3 12R, 8M, 6F, 4 blasts! - All 4 PGS normal!
     * November FET# 2 (Transfer a PGS normal from IVF#2) - BFP!!!
    2018 DD born 8/20/18
    2019 5PGS frosties ( 4 remaining)
      * September FET#3 (1PGS normal) - Beta#1: 139.7  Beta#2: 322.6

    laurad75[Deleted User]sarcasticowlHopeful_mom
  • @2MomsHoping It's so good to see you here!
    History and blog link in spoiler
    2016 - dx with super low ovarian reserve; failed cycle with clomid, failed IUI, 
    2017 - egg retrieval #1 - 3 eggs, 0 embryos appropriate for transfer; ER #2 2 eggs, 0 embryos on day 3; ER #3 1 egg 0 embryos
    moved to donor egg in summer 2017; 35 eggs retrieved; 19 fertilized; 9 total embryos
    Fresh transfer Dec 2017= BFP!  baby boy born 8/22/18

    May 2019 - surprise natural pregnancy ended in MC
    Nov 2019 FET; MC at 9 weeks
    May 2020 FET; BFN
    July 2020 FET; CP treated with methotrexate
    Oct 2020 BFP! 

    Take a look at my blog


    [Deleted User]2MomsHopingHopeful_mom
  • @2MomsHoping. DH was quite worried that purchasing FILs custom reveal onesie for his BD party (when we will be 7+6) was going to jinx Friday's appointment....  :#  we'll see!

    So glad you see things humming along for you!  Even if you don't feel great - best reason to feel like crud! (((Hugs)))
    hottietoddy2MomsHopingHopeful_mom
  • @2MomsHoping hi and sorry you are not feeling great. Um yes to paranoid- I have a plastic bag of eggshells in my car that I was planning on burying around my house before IVF b/c a friend had done that but in the meantime I got my BFP and now I’m scared to move them. My husband is not amused!
    TTC since May 2013
    Mild PCOS, Compound Heterozygous MTHFR
    No Folic acid/pharmaceuticals/supplements (too many to list- private message me if interested), IVIL infusion
    hottietoddy2MomsHoping[Deleted User]
  • Thanks to all for the well wishes on feeling better.  I know it will go away eventually and its for the best cause ever, my spirits are a little lifted today even if my symptoms are not..lol

    @laurad75 great to see you too :)
    @buisnesswife I totally relate.  We ordered some wedding picture albums for our parents with a reveal at the end (because we never actually printing any for them after the wedding woops).  Placing the order for that was a big hurdle for me.  It's crazy how superstitious we all become!  We will actually be doing our reveal our a birthday party too but it will by DW's bday.  Ill be 11w5d, which took ALL my negotiating skills to hold DW off that long.  Trying to hold off facebook till 20wks but I don't know how successful I'll be I'm running low on bargaining chips ;)
    @lablover78 your egg shells story made me lol.  Hey in my family we always keep a bottle of holy water in the car, whats the difference between that and some egg shells?  I say no harm in its not like they are full eggs and will get rotten.  Tuck them in the glove box and it can be your little secret anything that makes you feel more secure that doesn't interrupt normal human functioning always seems ok in my book :)
    Me:38 DW:33 
    TTC History in Spoiler ***Trigger Warning*** Losses/Child Mentioned 
    Dx: My wife has no sperm  :D and apparently my embryos aren't as good as they look
    2016

     * April IUI#1 - BFN
     * June IUI#2 - BFN
     * July IUI#3 - CP  :'(
     * Sept IVF#1 - 4 Retrieved & Mature, 4 Blasts.  Fresh Transfer 1  - CP  :'(
     * November FET #1 - Transferred 1 Blast - CP  :'(
    2017 Switched REs - Recurrent loss testing for me - all normal, remaining 2 frosties sent for PGS - both abnormal
     * April/May IVF#2:  9 retrieved, 8 mature, 7 fertilized, 7 blasts!  Sent for testing - 2PGS Normals (0 remaining)
     * November IVF #3 12R, 8M, 6F, 4 blasts! - All 4 PGS normal!
     * November FET# 2 (Transfer a PGS normal from IVF#2) - BFP!!!
    2018 DD born 8/20/18
    2019 5PGS frosties ( 4 remaining)
      * September FET#3 (1PGS normal) - Beta#1: 139.7  Beta#2: 322.6

    lablover78[Deleted User]
  • Welcome @2MomsHoping so glad you chimed in and 10 weeks is great! @lablover78 hooray great news on ultrasound! Happy for you 
    [Deleted User]Hopeful_mom
  • *lurking from 2nd trimester board*

    @lablover78 I'm so curious about the eggshells! What's the meaning behind it?
  • Oh also @2HopefulMoms your little dogs sound so cute!  I meant to write that too, my brain is so foggy I forgot mid sentence. 
    [Deleted User]Hopeful_mom2MomsHoping
  • @TravelingCouple I actually not sure. My friend is in Ireland and was going through IVF for her 2nd after suffering tube damage with her first. She said she buried them around her house and repeated a novena that she was still looking for when I got my BFP. My family is extremely superstitious so I was blindly following her superstitious activities lol
    TTC since May 2013
    Mild PCOS, Compound Heterozygous MTHFR
    No Folic acid/pharmaceuticals/supplements (too many to list- private message me if interested), IVIL infusion
    [Deleted User]TravelingCouple
  • Congrats @BusinessWife!! That’s the best appointment- take a deep breath and enjoy the ride...
    TTC since May 2013
    Mild PCOS, Compound Heterozygous MTHFR
    No Folic acid/pharmaceuticals/supplements (too many to list- private message me if interested), IVIL infusion
    [Deleted User]
  • @BusinessWife woohooo!!!! Best sound ever!! Congrats!!
    History of TTC in spoiler box
    TTC since 2014
    Unexplained Infertility - but I am 40...Low AMH .30
    7 - IUI (50mg-150mg Clomid) Feb - August 2016 all BFN 
    IVF#1 August 2016 (Antagonist protocol 4/5 eggs) Cancelled cycle :( RE thought I would get at least 10.
    IVF#2 Sept 2016 (microdose luporn pro - disappearing follies, ONLY ONE, convert to IUI) BFN
    IVF#3 November 2016 (4 ER, 3 F,  3DT)-BFP  with TWINS // MC both at almost 10wks  :'( 
    IVF#4 March 2017 //EPP  (10 ER (1 wonky so 9 ER) 7F, 3B (5AB, (2)5BB) PGS tested- ALL abnormal  :'( 
    IVF#5 April 2017 // EPP (7 ER, 7F yes! 6B) 2/5 day 4/6 day - 2 PGS normal! yes!! :)
    IVF#6 May 2017 // Antagonist didn't have time for Estrogen Priming...(4 ER, 3 F, 3B) (5AB, (2) 5BB) 2 PGS normal, yes!! :)
    IVF#7 June 2017 // EPP praying this is it and then on to an FET!

    [Deleted User]
  • @BusinessWife seeing the heatbeat was such a great relief for me. So so so so so happy for you :)
    Me:38 DW:33 
    TTC History in Spoiler ***Trigger Warning*** Losses/Child Mentioned 
    Dx: My wife has no sperm  :D and apparently my embryos aren't as good as they look
    2016

     * April IUI#1 - BFN
     * June IUI#2 - BFN
     * July IUI#3 - CP  :'(
     * Sept IVF#1 - 4 Retrieved & Mature, 4 Blasts.  Fresh Transfer 1  - CP  :'(
     * November FET #1 - Transferred 1 Blast - CP  :'(
    2017 Switched REs - Recurrent loss testing for me - all normal, remaining 2 frosties sent for PGS - both abnormal
     * April/May IVF#2:  9 retrieved, 8 mature, 7 fertilized, 7 blasts!  Sent for testing - 2PGS Normals (0 remaining)
     * November IVF #3 12R, 8M, 6F, 4 blasts! - All 4 PGS normal!
     * November FET# 2 (Transfer a PGS normal from IVF#2) - BFP!!!
    2018 DD born 8/20/18
    2019 5PGS frosties ( 4 remaining)
      * September FET#3 (1PGS normal) - Beta#1: 139.7  Beta#2: 322.6

    Hopeful_mom[Deleted User]
  • Ah!  That is wonderful news! @bpietronicco. Such a beautiful shift in your feelings surrounding it  - I hope the first of many more hopeful reports to follow... ❤
    Hopeful_mombpietroniccoadirat
  • Great to hear @bpietronicco!!! Thinking hopeful thoughts for you!
    [Deleted User]bpietronicco
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