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3rd Trimester check-in | w/o Sept. 24

mag1cbeli3vermag1cbeli3ver member
edited September 2018 in Pregnant after IF
I thought I'd get us started this week. Would love to hear updates from @BusinessWife on your L&D progress and @wildrainbow on your health stuff.

This is a weekly check in for the mamas who have made it to the 3rd trimester!!! If you are in week 28 or past, feel free to join in on the weekly fun. 

  • How far along? EDD?
  • How is everyone feeling this week? 
  • Any upcoming appointments? 
  • GTKY: Which trimester was the best and which was the worst for you for this pregnancy?
  • Don't forget about HDBD or PIP your nursery!

If you're just joining us please post a: 
  • Mini synopsis in your first post with your EDD
  • How many babies you are pregnant with
  • If you know the gender(s)
  • How you have been feeling in your 3rd tri
Please let us know if you need to be added to the list below:
@BusinessWife EDD 9/9 team green
@halfanewt EDD 10/3 team green
@klyn7 EDD 10/6/18 team green
@wildrainbow EDD 11/11 Eviction Date 10/22 for this little boy!
@mag1cbeli3ver EDD12/1 with a little boy!
@Joslynj11 EDD12/1 B/G Twins!
@prudence9-2 EDD 12/6 with a little boy!
@Ilky EDD 12/12 with a little boy!
@DecemberDoll27 EDD 12/15 with a little boy!


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



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Re: 3rd Trimester check-in | w/o Sept. 24

  • OMG, I can't believe I go here now! 
    @mag1cbeli3ver could you please add me, edd 12/15 with a little boy!
    • How far along? EDD? 28w 2d
    • How is everyone feeling this week? Third trimester is hitting me hard: I am tired all day because I can't sleep. My reflux is getting out of control and now I have back ache which is a new development! But overall I am not that bad yet! Trying to stay positive!
    • Any upcoming appointments? I have my 3hr glucose test on Wednesday after I failed my 1hr test last week. I just hope I pass! I am actually kind of looking forward to staying at my clinic for 3 hours and just reading something! I feel very calm at my OB office.
    • GTKY: Which trimester was the best and which was the worst for you for this pregnancy? I don't know if I can answer that question just yet! I've only spent 2 days in the third trimester! I loved second trimester for baby movement and I was a complete mess in the first trimester but all the US's were fun! Plus I felt great through my first trimester with no MS or anything! 
    • Don't forget about HDBD or PIP your nursery!
    Me 30, DH 39
    TTC since Aug 2015, 
    BFP Apr 2017 - late diagnosed EP, right tube removed, left tube scarred.
    Dx: tubal IF
    IVF Sept 2017, 7 R, 6M, 6F- 4 blasts, 1 transferred fresh - CP
    FET #1 Dec 2017- BFN
    FET #2 Jan 2018- CP
    FET #3 BFP!!! EDD 12/15/2018!
    [Deleted User]halfanewtwildrainbowmag1cbeli3ver
  • Welcome to the 3rd tri @DecemberDoll27, so exciting!! Can't wait for an update from @BusinessWife AND @wildrainbow can't wait for your updates!!

    • How far along? EDD? 30+4
    • How is everyone feeling this week? I am starting to get a sore knee from all the extra weight, and its getting really hard to get up and down lately 
    • Any upcoming appointments? I had 2 appointments yesterday, a growth scan with MFM and a regular OB check up. My MFM appointment went ok for the most part. They said baby boy has "bright kidneys" which I am still trying to understand what that means because everyone was like , "Oh don't worry, we'll just look for it at our next scan.., but if its there still or worse he might need a specialist when born".. Well that makes it hard not to worry. My OB check was good. I had to do the glucose test again because they threw my blood away last time and then we talked delivery. She said the latest they will let me go is likely 37/38 weeks!! So roughly 2 months!!
    • GTKY: Which trimester was the best and which was the worst for you for this pregnancy? I think this pregnancy the 2nd was the best and the 1st was the worst with the morning sickness and all.
    Hope everyone is doing well!!
    Me: 29 DH:38
    First RE Consult 3/9/2016
    IVF ER 5/5/2016
    23 eggs retrieved; 15 mature; 8 developed to embryos; 6 frozen day 5; 2 frozen day 6
    Transfer canceled OHSS
    FET #1 6/2/2016 transferred 2 embryos
    Beta #1 6/15/2016 BFN
    FET #2 8/1/2016 transferred last 2 embryos (lost 4 in the thaw)
    Beta #1 8/12/16 BFN
    IVF #2: Started stims 12/2 
    ER #2 12/14/2016; 16 follies retrieved, 8 fertilized to day 1, 4 frozen day 5, and 1 frozen day 6
    Praying my frosties are strong through the next thaw FX
    FET # 3 2/07/2017 2 embabies thawed 2 embabies transferred
    2/14/2017 *TW* First ever BFP
    Beta #1 2/20/2017 277 Beta #2 2/23/2017 8,945...did I hear you right!
    3/10/2017 One beating heart HR 168!! So very happy
    3/10/2017 Official graduate from Jones Institute for Reproductive Health!! Couldn't help but cry
    6/8/2017 Anatomy Scan proves ITS A GIRL! 
    10/30/17 An angel was Born; Riley Charlize 7:50 AM my heart is so full
    *Praying that 3 is our charm*


    wildrainbowmag1cbeli3ver[Deleted User]
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  • @DecemberDoll27 Welcome to the 3rd trimester!! GL with your glucose test tomorrow - will be thinking of you!
    @Joslynj11 How exciting to talk about a delivery day! It's getting so close! Sorry about the bright kidney thing - hopefully it's nothing and it will be resolved by your next appointment.

    How far along? EDD?
    30 weeks 3 days, EDD Dec. 1st!

    How is everyone feeling this week? 
    Tired and hungry. All the time. That's mainly it. I don't feel like my belly has grown much the past 4 weeks or so, so not feeling incredibly large yet which is good!

    Any upcoming appointments? 
    Regular check-up with the OB on Thursday. Not expecting too much to happen. 

    GTKY: Which trimester was the best and which was the worst for you for this pregnancy?
    The 1st was definitely the worst with all of the nerves and doubts about baby bean sticking around. Psychologically and emotionally, I was a disaster! The 2nd trimester was much better in terms of that, but both were pretty decent with actual symptoms. Let's see what the rest of 3rd tri has in store for me!
    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



    Joslynj11wildrainbow[Deleted User]
  • @DecemberDoll27 welcome and good luck tomorrow!!!

    @Joslynj11 very exciting to start talking about delivery day!!

    • How far along? EDD?
    29w 5d
    • How is everyone feeling this week? 
    GD is very tough lately. My numbers are not good even though I’m on 4 insulin shots per day and we keep upping the dosages. Yesterday I had 3/4 bad numbers. And today so far 1/2 bad numbers. 
    It got to the point that I’m afraid to eat and remain hungry after some meals. I was actually in tears this morning when yet again I had a bad number when I woke up. 

    Other than that, I’m really feeling ok. Sleep is tough and my hip pains during the night are pretty bad. That at some point every night I sleep sitting up (maybe 60% angle) as the two sides are too painful to sleep on.  

    I also finally made the call regarding my leave. So that def made everything more real.  
    • Any upcoming appointments? 
    I have a doppler appt tomorrow. 
    • GTKY: Which trimester was the best and which was the worst for you for this pregnancy?
    First trimester though I had no nausea was tough as I was worried. 
    Second trimester was tough with all the tests in the first few weeks. (Amnio, AS, heart echo) but once I passed all these I was able to feel more confident. Feeling the baby def helped. 
    Third trimester so far is ok with the way I feel. But GD got much worse. So that makes things not so great as I keep worrying about my numbers. 
    • Don't forget about HDBD or PIP your nursery!
    TTC history in spoiler box:
    Me: 42, single
    Hysteroscopy: 2013
    IUI #1-2: 2013 BFN
    Surgery 10/2015: Planned to start trying again but had a surgery. (Not related to fertility)
    Surgery 5/2016: Planned to start trying again but had another surgery. (Not related to fertility)
    IUI  #3-5 (with Clomid): summer 2016 BFN
    IVF #1: 11/2016. 30R; 21M; 20F; 8B (6 day5 & 2 day6); 4 normal after PGS
    Medicated FET #1: 1/31/2017 transferred 1 embryo 3AA. BFP. Embryo stopped growing at 6w 1d. MUA at 9w 3d.
    Medicated FET #2June 2017 - cancelled...
    Hysteroscopy #2: June 2017
    Medicated FET #2: 8/7/2017 transferred 1 embryo 5BB. BFP. Ended in CP.
    Medicated FET #3: 10/11/2017 transferred 1 embryo 3AA. BFN
    ERA: December 2017 - need an extra 12 hours of PIO
    Medicated FET #4: 1/24/2018 transferred 1 embryo 4AA. BFN
    Out of embryos.  :'(
    IVF #2: 03/2018.

    mag1cbeli3verwildrainbow[Deleted User]Joslynj11
  • Hey all! Thanks for starting the thread @mag1cbeli3ver!

    33+2 today! Had my NST this morning and baby passed with flying colors! I've been having a lot of back contractions, but nothing really regular. I'm T minus 3 weeks until the longest I'm allowed to go. I'm pretty miserable, but right now, I'm holding steady. I have another NST and u/s on Thurs, along with lab work to check my liver enzymes. Hopefully, I can go at least another week. 

    GTKY: Haha, honestly this whole pregnancy has been awful. I guess if I had to pick, 2nd tri would be ok. 
    Joslynj11mag1cbeli3ver[Deleted User]hottietoddy
  • And somehow I’m at the top of the list - eek! 
    (huge congrats to @businesswife!!)

    @wildrainbow  FX for you holding out another week! Keep us posted on the Thursday appointment! 

    @prudence9-2 sorry your numbers aren’t looking good. That has to be super stressful. 

    @DecemberDoll27  welcome!! 

    @Joslynj11  hopefully it really is nothing to worry about! 

    @mag1cbeli3ver  hopefully the rest of 3rd tri goes smoothly for you, too! 
    • How far along? EDD? 38+6
    • How is everyone feeling this week? Had a good half hour of contractions last night - that was exciting. Work drama is slowly resolving. Now I must wonder if they’ll get it sorted before I go on leave! 
    • Any upcoming appointments? Regular checkin with the midwives on Friday. 
    • GTKY: Which trimester was the best and which was the worst for you for this pregnancy? Worst was probably first - nausea and worry about baby sticking. 2nd and 3rd have both been pretty good, though it was much easier to move around in the 2nd tri! 
    • Don't forget about HDBD or PIP your nursery - haha, almost ready! 
    wildrainbow[Deleted User]mag1cbeli3ver
  • @halfanewt How exciting to be the next up! And only one week until your EDD! I'm glad things seem to be working themselves out at work. How much longer do you have until you start ML?

    @wildrainbow Relieved to hear you had a great appointment yesterday! FX things stay that way for a few more weeks so baby can cook a little longer. Either way, baby will be here in 3 weeks or less! How are you feeling about the timeline? And physically? Has your UTI cleared up?

    @prudence9-2 Sorry GD is still being a total PITA. And I feel you on the sleep thing. I've pretty much resorted to sleeping in my papasan chair every night so I can be inclined b/c my hips start to hurt so badly after laying on my side. Glad you have a plan for your leave! Do you have a date in mind to start?
    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



    wildrainbow[Deleted User]halfanewt
  • @DecemberDoll27 welcome! Good luck with the glucose test today!
    @Joslynj11 I hope everything will turn out fine! But, I know its impossible to not to worry. Thinking of you  <3
    @mag1cbeli3ver uneventful is good! :)
    @prudence9-2 I'm so sorry to hear that your GD is getting worse. It broke my heart when I read you said you cried and not eating bc you are afraid. I'm praying you'll find some peace soon. Hang in there darling, not much left. And, I'm sorry for your hip pain, we are in the same boat for sure. I saw a lot of improvement after I went to chiropractor (specialized in pregnant women) and pelvic floor physical therapist. Did you ever check them out?
    @wildrainbow you are almost there! wohoo!
    @halfanewt yay! it must be anyday now! I wish you a easy breezy comfortable birth  <3

    • How far along? EDD? 29w
    • How is everyone feeling this week? I'm ok. After learning that I have UTI and tested positive for GBS my morale went down a lot. I talked to my doctor and I wont take the antibiotics for now, and will try to heal it naturally. Will get tested in 2 weeks again to see if it cleared. If not, I will have to take the antibiotics. But, I couldnt get out of IV antibiotics during birth. It's their procedure and unless I want home birth that's what will happen :/... Btw, I had a very faint brown spotting this morning. I'm attributing it to the UTI and will call Dr. if it continues but I hope its not anything serious. Baby is still in breech position and he might be bruising my cervix and causing it to spot too. My guesses of course. 
    • Any upcoming appointments? Had one yesterday. Everything looked good. 
    • GTKY: Which trimester was the best and which was the worst for you for this pregnancy? All my trimesters were good. Obviously the stress and worry never left and constant pain on my hips are making me miserable, but I cant complain some of us have it harder. 
    mag1cbeli3verJoslynj11wildrainbowhalfanewt
  • @mag1cbeli3ver For the first time since I've been pregnant, my urine was completely clear! Of course, I think I'm getting a yeast infection from all the antibiotics, so I need to talk to doc about that tomorrow. NST and u/s and labs tomorrow, and hopefully another week of pregnancy. 
    mag1cbeli3ver
  • @mag1cbeli3ver officially I start the 3rd, but can get a note to go out earlier or stay on longer if I want. Hoping to hold out until they get my long term sub sorted so I can have at least one day to train them (haha). But we’ll see! 
    [Deleted User]mag1cbeli3ver
  • @halfanewt YGPM 
    halfanewt
  • Had my appt yesterday. Baby was a little slow on the NST, but he eventually picked up. U/s showed he flipped back to breech again. Sigh. It was a blissful 2 weeks of head down. My cervix has shortened a little, which is not surprising considering all my cramping and contractions. They took a bunch of labs, hopefully they will be good enough that I can get another week. Had an u/s student do a practice growth scan and she estimated him to be a little over 5lbs. If I make it to 35 weeks, it's highly likely he will be bigger than his brother. I'm still chugging along, barely. My body is so done. 
    [Deleted User]blackhottamaleshottietoddy
  • @wildrainbow Crossing my fingers for another week mama!!
    Me: 29 DH:38
    First RE Consult 3/9/2016
    IVF ER 5/5/2016
    23 eggs retrieved; 15 mature; 8 developed to embryos; 6 frozen day 5; 2 frozen day 6
    Transfer canceled OHSS
    FET #1 6/2/2016 transferred 2 embryos
    Beta #1 6/15/2016 BFN
    FET #2 8/1/2016 transferred last 2 embryos (lost 4 in the thaw)
    Beta #1 8/12/16 BFN
    IVF #2: Started stims 12/2 
    ER #2 12/14/2016; 16 follies retrieved, 8 fertilized to day 1, 4 frozen day 5, and 1 frozen day 6
    Praying my frosties are strong through the next thaw FX
    FET # 3 2/07/2017 2 embabies thawed 2 embabies transferred
    2/14/2017 *TW* First ever BFP
    Beta #1 2/20/2017 277 Beta #2 2/23/2017 8,945...did I hear you right!
    3/10/2017 One beating heart HR 168!! So very happy
    3/10/2017 Official graduate from Jones Institute for Reproductive Health!! Couldn't help but cry
    6/8/2017 Anatomy Scan proves ITS A GIRL! 
    10/30/17 An angel was Born; Riley Charlize 7:50 AM my heart is so full
    *Praying that 3 is our charm*


    wildrainbow[Deleted User]
  • prudence9-2prudence9-2 member
    edited September 2018
    Thanks @halfanewt @mag1cbeli3ver @Ilky after my OB appt on Wed she discussed my situation with a high risk dr and they decided not to send me for another fetal echo. (Lots of elevations at this stage can cause thicker heart muscle). So it was nice to hear that even with all the elevations they are not worried.

     @halfanewt you’re almost there! When do you go on your leave?


     @Ilky sorry you have to deal with UTI. Hopefully you’d be able to resolve it soon! As of 2 days ago, on top of the hip pain, I now have pains in my upper spine. I think my body is struggling carrying that extra weight!
    TTC history in spoiler box:
    Me: 42, single
    Hysteroscopy: 2013
    IUI #1-2: 2013 BFN
    Surgery 10/2015: Planned to start trying again but had a surgery. (Not related to fertility)
    Surgery 5/2016: Planned to start trying again but had another surgery. (Not related to fertility)
    IUI  #3-5 (with Clomid): summer 2016 BFN
    IVF #1: 11/2016. 30R; 21M; 20F; 8B (6 day5 & 2 day6); 4 normal after PGS
    Medicated FET #1: 1/31/2017 transferred 1 embryo 3AA. BFP. Embryo stopped growing at 6w 1d. MUA at 9w 3d.
    Medicated FET #2June 2017 - cancelled...
    Hysteroscopy #2: June 2017
    Medicated FET #2: 8/7/2017 transferred 1 embryo 5BB. BFP. Ended in CP.
    Medicated FET #3: 10/11/2017 transferred 1 embryo 3AA. BFN
    ERA: December 2017 - need an extra 12 hours of PIO
    Medicated FET #4: 1/24/2018 transferred 1 embryo 4AA. BFN
    Out of embryos.  :'(
    IVF #2: 03/2018.

  • @wildrainbow keeping FX for you! 

    @prudence9-2 glad they’re not worried! When is your next appointment? 

    Getting some lower abdomen cramps/minor contractions since last night, so I’m thinking I’ll just call it on the whole work thing. Guess my leave has started? Still need to get sub requests in and a few days of plans written, but still. Weird feeling. 
    wildrainbow2MomsHoping[Deleted User]mag1cbeli3ver
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