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  • @jamieh2000 awesome news!! Last time I had some bloodwork done which was for Down syndrome and other abnormalities but also told us the gender. We actually didn’t want to find out but apparently I was signed up for quest and when I was emailed the results it obviously said female chromosome. We were so bummed to find out but at the same time it was a blessing because DH kept on saying “my son” so it was better that he was prepared. Lol I’m not sure if insurance covered any of it but I ended up paying $200 for it. This time we want to find out what it is through that test. 
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  • @kristimh80 our nursery wasn’t done until she was 5 months old. Yes I was kinda freaking out but I’m planning for this baby to be in our room for 5 months too. She slept in a rock n play all that time. It was the only thing she could sleep in. And transition to a crib was no big deal. I think because she was a little older then. I hear horror stories of transitioning at 2 or 3 months. 
    kristimh80
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  • @kristimh80 @Drove2u my son was in a rock and play until around 3 months and then transitioned to his crib with no issues.
    Pregnancy TickerAbout me: *TW*

    Me: 34, DH: 38                                                                                                                                                                                
    TTC #1 June of 2014  9/14 BFP, baby boy EDD 5/18/15. Elias (Eli) born 5/13/15 7lb0oz, 19 inches.                                      
    Surprise BFP 10/15, live ectopic, lost ruptured tube on 11/5/15 at 8 weeks                                                                              
    Started TTC #2 2/16                                                                                                                                                                   
    HSG 1/18 after no BFPs- diagnosed w/ tubal infertility and referred to RE                                                                     
    3/28/18 remaining tube removed                                                                                                                                              
    IVF 5/18: 15 retrieved, 11 fertilized, 8 blasts -- (3) 4aa, (2) 5aa (2) 4ba frozen -- fresh transfer of 1 day-5 4aa blast, BFP, EDD 2/4/19

  • @mayflower513 you must be one of the lucky ones. :-) 
  • @Drove2u @mayflower513 Good to know! With our dogs, I'm hoping not to have them in my bedroom for too long. Planning to play it all by ear and see what works best. But I do want the nursery complete...mainly because I'm OCD and would drive me crazy lol
    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



  • @kristimh80- that is so funny he coming up with his own themes! Maybe you can each have your own Pinterest boards and compare!

    @drove2u and @mayflower513- good to know about the room sleeping. We honestly haven’t thought that far ahead. I’m more about getting the nursery done since i knew this room was going to be our nursery since we moved it and it’s been empty for years. So it’s more just like finally getting to make it and splurge a little :) I told my DH I get whatever I want for the room since I waited so long. I just can’t wait to go spend time in there before and when the baby comes, even if they don’t sleep in there for a while :)
    History in Spoiler

    Age: 32 (same with DH). Together since 2006, Married June 2013 and TTC since August 2015
    Diagnosis: Mild Endo, DOR (AMH of 1.5), Poor Quality Eggs/embryos, Displaced Window of Implantation (ERA Post Receptive)
    March-May 2016: 1 TI and 2 IUIs- BFN 
    June 2016- Laproscopy- found/removed mild endo and confirmed only 1 normal healthy ovary.
    August 2016- IVF #1 with Antagonist Protocol- Cancelled (2 lead follies), converted to IUI- BFN
    Oct-Nov 2016- IVF #2 with Estrogen Priming Micro Lupron Protocol, 2 eggs retrieved, day 3 transfer of 1- BFN
    January 2017- New RE, IVF#3 with Estrogen Priming Antagonist Protocol, 12 eggs, 8 mature, 6 fertilized, 2 day 5 early blasts transferred (none to freeze :(), BFN
    May 2017- Sept 2017- Starting Donor Egg process! Waiting for donor to be available... and then she is pregnant at baseline :(
    Oct 2017- Donor #2: 25R, 22M,18F, 12 blasts frozen! Fresh transfer cancelled due to thin lining with fluid :(
    Nov 2017- Hysterscopy to remove polyp
    Dec 2017- DE FET #1 on 12/8 on 2 perfect blasts- BFN and devastated
    Jan-Mar 2018- ERA #1- Post receptive by 24 hours, ERA #2 RECEPTIVE with 4 days of Progesterone
    Apr 2018- DE FET cancelled for lining issues :(
    Jun 2018- DE FET #2 of two 1AA blasts- first BFP ever! Beta 10dp5dt- 378, Beta 14dp5dt- 2840, Beta 16dp5dt- 4035, beta 18dp5dt- 10916. Due on 2/20 with one baby after a vanishing twin
    Baby Born born early @ 33.5 weeks due to Pre-e
    Back for # 2!
  • @Drove2u I guess so!!

    @JamieH2000 we definitely still spent time in there.  We fed in there a lot day and night.
    Pregnancy TickerAbout me: *TW*

    Me: 34, DH: 38                                                                                                                                                                                
    TTC #1 June of 2014  9/14 BFP, baby boy EDD 5/18/15. Elias (Eli) born 5/13/15 7lb0oz, 19 inches.                                      
    Surprise BFP 10/15, live ectopic, lost ruptured tube on 11/5/15 at 8 weeks                                                                              
    Started TTC #2 2/16                                                                                                                                                                   
    HSG 1/18 after no BFPs- diagnosed w/ tubal infertility and referred to RE                                                                     
    3/28/18 remaining tube removed                                                                                                                                              
    IVF 5/18: 15 retrieved, 11 fertilized, 8 blasts -- (3) 4aa, (2) 5aa (2) 4ba frozen -- fresh transfer of 1 day-5 4aa blast, BFP, EDD 2/4/19

  • @JamieH2000 OMG LOL!!! I do need to redo my baby pinterest board. I'm like you...waited so long for this, so there's probably one on there from years ago lol This maybe our 1 and only unless we adopt, so like you...I will splurge and not think twice :)
    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



  • Hi guys - have been so nervous to make the jump over to this board because I don't want to jinx anything, but I think it might be time. Very happy to see so many familiar names on here, and looking forward to getting to know everyone :)

    How far along are you? / EDD
    6 weeks/ April 3 (based on the little online calculator thing, not any doctor's say so)

    How are you feeling?
    Great.. just a little tired (humidity does NOT help), super hungry, nauseous at random times (especially in the car) but nothing too intense

    Any recent/upcoming appointments?
    My first US is next week, 8/16. Then 8/20 for what will hopefully be my last ever follow up with my RE.

    Thoughts/Concerns?
    I posted in July FET about these concerns but might as well just throw it up here to see if anyone else has experienced spotting? Brown spotting/discharge (TMI, sorry) started last week, lasted for less then a day. Has happened a couple random times since then. I literally went in for FOUR betas to make sure everything was continuing to rise, and it was. My last beta was this past Monday and it was over 11k, at 21dp5dt. I've had 2 doctors and about 5 nurses tell me it's nothing to worry about, but I'm scared to have sex.. 

    Questions:
    When does everyone else usually "graduate" to their first OB appt? Mine is scheduled for 9/12, I would be 11 weeks then. I'm going to have to get used to appointments being spread so far apart!
    darkstar42mayflower513kbear28
  • @leilee101 congrats!! I graduate from RE at 9 weeks and I have an ob scheduled at 12 weeks 9/14 
    mag1cbeli3verkristimh80mayflower513
  • @leilee101 Congratulations on your BFP!! I hope all goes well and the spotting stops soon for you. I know there are others who had some brown spotting early on - hopefully they can chime in!

    We waited to have sex until the 2nd trimester. Mostly bc I was exhausting all the time, but also didn't want to take any chances. 

    I graduated from my RE at 7 weeks 3 days and had my first OB appt at 9 weeks 6 days. Then it's been every 4 weeks since then.
    Pregnancy TickerMe: 33, DH: 41
    Started IF Feb. 2014
    PCOS & MFI (low sperm count and motility)
    3 Femara cycles w/natural intercourse over summer 2014, BFN
    1 Clomid cycle w/natural intercourse Nov. 2014, BFN
    IUI March 2015, BFN
    IUI June 2015, BFN
    IUI Oct. 2015, BFN
    IVF Oct. 2016, fresh transfer, 2 day-3 embryos, BFN; nothing to freeze
    IVF Nov. 2017, fresh transfer, 2 day-5 blasts, BFP; ectopic; 1 blast frozen
    FET March 2018, 1 day-5 blast, BFP!
    Babysizer Geeky Pregnancy Tracker



    kristimh80mayflower513leilee101
  • kristimh80kristimh80 member
    edited August 2018
    @leilee101 Hi there!! So glad you decided to join us over here! :smiley: I think I graduate to the OB around 12 weeks, least by the looks of my online portal. Guess will know more tomorrow when we talk to the doctor. I'm anxious about doing so. I love my RE and the nurses and don't want to leave or get offs meds lol

    @mag1cbeli3ver I'm glad we aren't the only one's holding out. After everything you go thru with IF, it makes me paranoid to even chance it. Figured I was just being crazy lol

    @bebesparrow Welcome to this side of things! I'm with you, my skin is a mess with little red patch areas. So glad you got to see the heartbeat! We go tomorrow and I'm anxiouis and nervous all at the same time. 
    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



    mag1cbeli3ver
  • @leilee101- congrats and welcome! I had brown spotting weeks 5-7 mainly. It was due to an SCH, and they are more common with IVF. THe only thing they reco is taking it easy and pelvic rest (no sex). So until you have your u/s i think its probably a good idea to avoid sex just in case. 

    @bebesparrow - seeing the heartbeat is the best! The wait is so hard. I only have to wait a week each time, so I can only imagine how hard two weeks is. Only one more week to go though, so I'm hoping it goes fast for yoU!
    History in Spoiler

    Age: 32 (same with DH). Together since 2006, Married June 2013 and TTC since August 2015
    Diagnosis: Mild Endo, DOR (AMH of 1.5), Poor Quality Eggs/embryos, Displaced Window of Implantation (ERA Post Receptive)
    March-May 2016: 1 TI and 2 IUIs- BFN 
    June 2016- Laproscopy- found/removed mild endo and confirmed only 1 normal healthy ovary.
    August 2016- IVF #1 with Antagonist Protocol- Cancelled (2 lead follies), converted to IUI- BFN
    Oct-Nov 2016- IVF #2 with Estrogen Priming Micro Lupron Protocol, 2 eggs retrieved, day 3 transfer of 1- BFN
    January 2017- New RE, IVF#3 with Estrogen Priming Antagonist Protocol, 12 eggs, 8 mature, 6 fertilized, 2 day 5 early blasts transferred (none to freeze :(), BFN
    May 2017- Sept 2017- Starting Donor Egg process! Waiting for donor to be available... and then she is pregnant at baseline :(
    Oct 2017- Donor #2: 25R, 22M,18F, 12 blasts frozen! Fresh transfer cancelled due to thin lining with fluid :(
    Nov 2017- Hysterscopy to remove polyp
    Dec 2017- DE FET #1 on 12/8 on 2 perfect blasts- BFN and devastated
    Jan-Mar 2018- ERA #1- Post receptive by 24 hours, ERA #2 RECEPTIVE with 4 days of Progesterone
    Apr 2018- DE FET cancelled for lining issues :(
    Jun 2018- DE FET #2 of two 1AA blasts- first BFP ever! Beta 10dp5dt- 378, Beta 14dp5dt- 2840, Beta 16dp5dt- 4035, beta 18dp5dt- 10916. Due on 2/20 with one baby after a vanishing twin
    Baby Born born early @ 33.5 weeks due to Pre-e
    Back for # 2!
  • Thanks so much for the responses ladies .. glad I found my way over here, I need to stay away from the google machine 

    @bebesparrow yay another one from our lucky July board! Congrats on hearing the heartbeat, must be so reassuring. I think I’m gonna have to wait like a month in between! Still figuring out how all this works ..

    @JamieH2000 I just had to look up what that means.. thank you! I didn’t even know that was a thing, could def explain what’s going on. I will def be holding off on sex until at least after US (much to DH’s dismay lol.. props to you @mag1cbeli3ver for going a full 13 weeks). 

    @kristimh80 good luck tomorrow!! Can’t wait to hear your update after ultrasound
    kristimh80
  • welcome @leilee101 and @bebesparrow!

    @leilee101 my EDD is April 2 and my first u/s is April 15, so we are on the same sched  :) My first OB appt will be Sept 17. 
    I had a couple of days of brown spotting and cramping very early on (while doing betas to confirm everything). I was convinced it was AF, but luckily no! I was also told it was normal but it's definitely scary when it happens. 
    About me & TTC history in spoiler box:
    **CW: BFP**
    Age: 38 DH: 38 Together since 2000, Married August 2010, TTC since April 2016
    IF diagnoses: MFI (3% morphology) & LPD
    1/18 - IUI with puregon & ovidrel - BFN
    2/18 - IUI with puregon & ovidrel - BFN
    3/18 - TI with puregon & ovidrel - BFN 
    5/18 - TI with puregon  - BFN
    6/18 - IUI with puregon & ovidrel - BFN
    7/18 - IUI with puregon & ovidrel - First BFP ever! Beta 12dpIUI: 18, beta 14dpIUI: 48, beta 16dpIUI: 142, beta 23dpIUI: 4797.
    1st ultrasound @ 7 weeks: HB 145
    2nd ultrasound @ 9 weeks: HB 140
    EDD April 2/19


    kristimh80leilee101
  • We had out first ultrasound today and finally saw there's an actual baby happening! Still a little surreal, but her HB today was 144. Have another one in 2 weeks, then can be released to my OB. I'm anxious to start going to the OB...I love my IVF clinic and if I could, I'd stay with them til birth lol

    @scikap Brown blood is good...because it's old blood :) But I can see how that can be scary! Hopefully, it was a one time deal and you don't have to mess with it again.
    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



    mayflower513mag1cbeli3verwildrainbowdarkstar42
  • @leilee101- yes its hard with the pelvic rest, but its been 12 weeks for me now and honestly I've been feeling so icky I wouldn't want to anyways! I had some friends who couldn't their whole pregnancy and their husbands survived :) But I hope both of us are cleared by second tri!

    @kristimh80- YAYY!! seeing heartbeat is the BEST! I am glad they are seeing you back in two weeks, but I wish you could go weekly like my clinic did. Hopefully you have an understanding OB- mine has been great so far and I still have gotten extra scans.

    @scikap- the brown spotting could be implantation or an SCH like alot of us have. Hopefully your ultrasound will give some more answers!
    History in Spoiler

    Age: 32 (same with DH). Together since 2006, Married June 2013 and TTC since August 2015
    Diagnosis: Mild Endo, DOR (AMH of 1.5), Poor Quality Eggs/embryos, Displaced Window of Implantation (ERA Post Receptive)
    March-May 2016: 1 TI and 2 IUIs- BFN 
    June 2016- Laproscopy- found/removed mild endo and confirmed only 1 normal healthy ovary.
    August 2016- IVF #1 with Antagonist Protocol- Cancelled (2 lead follies), converted to IUI- BFN
    Oct-Nov 2016- IVF #2 with Estrogen Priming Micro Lupron Protocol, 2 eggs retrieved, day 3 transfer of 1- BFN
    January 2017- New RE, IVF#3 with Estrogen Priming Antagonist Protocol, 12 eggs, 8 mature, 6 fertilized, 2 day 5 early blasts transferred (none to freeze :(), BFN
    May 2017- Sept 2017- Starting Donor Egg process! Waiting for donor to be available... and then she is pregnant at baseline :(
    Oct 2017- Donor #2: 25R, 22M,18F, 12 blasts frozen! Fresh transfer cancelled due to thin lining with fluid :(
    Nov 2017- Hysterscopy to remove polyp
    Dec 2017- DE FET #1 on 12/8 on 2 perfect blasts- BFN and devastated
    Jan-Mar 2018- ERA #1- Post receptive by 24 hours, ERA #2 RECEPTIVE with 4 days of Progesterone
    Apr 2018- DE FET cancelled for lining issues :(
    Jun 2018- DE FET #2 of two 1AA blasts- first BFP ever! Beta 10dp5dt- 378, Beta 14dp5dt- 2840, Beta 16dp5dt- 4035, beta 18dp5dt- 10916. Due on 2/20 with one baby after a vanishing twin
    Baby Born born early @ 33.5 weeks due to Pre-e
    Back for # 2!
    kristimh80
  • Congrats @kristimh80!!  So exciting  :)
    Pregnancy TickerAbout me: *TW*

    Me: 34, DH: 38                                                                                                                                                                                
    TTC #1 June of 2014  9/14 BFP, baby boy EDD 5/18/15. Elias (Eli) born 5/13/15 7lb0oz, 19 inches.                                      
    Surprise BFP 10/15, live ectopic, lost ruptured tube on 11/5/15 at 8 weeks                                                                              
    Started TTC #2 2/16                                                                                                                                                                   
    HSG 1/18 after no BFPs- diagnosed w/ tubal infertility and referred to RE                                                                     
    3/28/18 remaining tube removed                                                                                                                                              
    IVF 5/18: 15 retrieved, 11 fertilized, 8 blasts -- (3) 4aa, (2) 5aa (2) 4ba frozen -- fresh transfer of 1 day-5 4aa blast, BFP, EDD 2/4/19

    kristimh80
  • @leilee101 we haven’t had sex since basically my ER... maybe starting stims.  So at least 16 weeks!  And it’ll be at least another 1.5 weeks til I go to my OB assuming he clears me!
    Pregnancy TickerAbout me: *TW*

    Me: 34, DH: 38                                                                                                                                                                                
    TTC #1 June of 2014  9/14 BFP, baby boy EDD 5/18/15. Elias (Eli) born 5/13/15 7lb0oz, 19 inches.                                      
    Surprise BFP 10/15, live ectopic, lost ruptured tube on 11/5/15 at 8 weeks                                                                              
    Started TTC #2 2/16                                                                                                                                                                   
    HSG 1/18 after no BFPs- diagnosed w/ tubal infertility and referred to RE                                                                     
    3/28/18 remaining tube removed                                                                                                                                              
    IVF 5/18: 15 retrieved, 11 fertilized, 8 blasts -- (3) 4aa, (2) 5aa (2) 4ba frozen -- fresh transfer of 1 day-5 4aa blast, BFP, EDD 2/4/19

  • @JamieH2000 I know, but it's fine...after waiting forever for this one, 2 weeks feels like nothing lol My OB also did IVF at my same clinic, so I know she'll be good about extra scans if needed. I think that's why I haven't looked into a mid-wife or anything else...just knowing she's "been there" makes is so much more comforting. 

    @mayflower513 That makes me feel better! Even them having the "wand" there this morning made me uncomfortable. So I can't even fathom anything else! lol
    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



    mayflower513
  • @kristimh80 so excited for you! :)
    About me & TTC history in spoiler box:
    **CW: BFP**
    Age: 38 DH: 38 Together since 2000, Married August 2010, TTC since April 2016
    IF diagnoses: MFI (3% morphology) & LPD
    1/18 - IUI with puregon & ovidrel - BFN
    2/18 - IUI with puregon & ovidrel - BFN
    3/18 - TI with puregon & ovidrel - BFN 
    5/18 - TI with puregon  - BFN
    6/18 - IUI with puregon & ovidrel - BFN
    7/18 - IUI with puregon & ovidrel - First BFP ever! Beta 12dpIUI: 18, beta 14dpIUI: 48, beta 16dpIUI: 142, beta 23dpIUI: 4797.
    1st ultrasound @ 7 weeks: HB 145
    2nd ultrasound @ 9 weeks: HB 140
    EDD April 2/19


    kristimh80
  • @kristimh80 congrats on the scan!! So exciting .. did you DH come in with you? My insurance is super unique because I work for a hospital, so I need to get all my care done for it to be covered there unless the service isn’t offered. They obviously don’t do IVF so I go to my clinic, but they do blood work and ultrasound so I need to go to a radiology lab for the first scan instead of a doctors office. They said no men are allowed in the lab, so DH can’t come in. He is welcome at my first Ob appt but that isn’t for a month!
  • @leilee101 Awe that's super cool that you work for a hospital! Yes, my husband came with me this morning...I'll probably have to tell him later on her doesn't have to go to all appointments lol Least you'll get to see things. Hopefully, they will give you pictures so you can at least show him everything that's going on. At the 1st OB appt, the baby will at least look more like a baby that the 1st scan :) 
    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



  • @kristimh80 Yay, that's awesome!  It's such an indescribable feeling to see and heart the baby's heartbeat.  
    kristimh80
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