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2nd Trimester Check-in w/o Oct. 8th

How far along are you?

Any appointments? Questions?

Rants/Raves?

How are you feeling? 

GTKY: Has anyone made their pregnancy announcement? If so, what did you do and if not, what are you planning to do?


Mommies to be:

@tosh24 1/7

@mayflower513 2/4 BOY!

@LynnNJ 2/2 BOY!

@darkstar42 2/13 BOY!

@More14 2/17 GIRL!

@JamieH2000 2/20 FINDING OUT!

@halips 2/24 BOY!

@Drove2u 3/23 FINDING OUT!

@kristimh80 3/28 GIRL!

@uterusdreams 3/29 GIRL!

@scikap 4/2 FINDING OUT!


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



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  • Happy Monday! 

    How far along are you? 20w 3d

    Any appointments? Questions?

    check up with OB on Thursday

    Rants/Raves?

    My sister in law is due in 2 weeks with their first baby! I'm so excited to find out if baby is a boy or girl and to have a cousin so close in age for our little guy!

    How are you feeling? Other than heartburn and aching hips/legs when sleeping I feel great!

    GTKY: Has anyone made their pregnancy announcement? If so, what did you do and if not, what are you planning to do? 

    We told my family right away, H's family at 13 weeks. I sent a picture of a onesie to the family and said, guess what?! As for everyone else, it's become pretty obvious by looking at me. Some people will find out when they get my first shower invite next week though...lol surprise! We're having our shower with Ohio family over Thanksgiving (I'll be about 28 weeks) since we won't be able to travel there again until after baby is born. 

    *TW* Pregnancy/Loss Mentioned
    Me: 37 /PCOS DH: 37/no issues TTC: 7/13
    Started with RE 12/14; 3 failed rounds of clomid, started letrozole
    IUI #1 & #2- BFN
    IVF #1 - 9/15 Cancelled Day 9
    IVF #2- started stims 10/24  ER- 11/15 6 eggs- 5 fertilized/ 1 frozen
    FET #1 -1 embryo-12/9/15- BFN
    IVF #3- started stims 1/22/16  ER- 2/8 33 eggs(!)- 21 mature, all 21 fertilized - 6 snowflakes!
    FET #2- 2 embryos- April 4th-BFN
    ERA-June 8- results show need 12 addt'l hours of PIO
    FET #3-  2 embryos transferred August 14,2016  BFP! on 8/24! Beta #1-22  Beta #2-83 Beta #3-368 
    Confirmed singleton-Heartbeat on 9/19-160bpm! EDD: May 1, 2017, It's a girl!!
    Pre-term labor/loss-stillborn at 18w. 
    FET #4- 1 embryo-Aug 12th-BFP on 8/23 Beta #1-112 Beta #2-298 Beta #3-1010
    Confirmed Identicals!- Heartbeats seen on 9/8  Miscarriage on 9/18
    FET #5- 1 embryo- 1/12/18-BFN
    Lots of testing and finally determined I have elevated natural killer cells. Will begin prednisone and IVL treatment before next round.
    IVF#4- April 2018 8 eggs, 7 fertilized/3 frozen
    FET #6- 1 embryo- 6/11/18- BFP on 6/21 Beta #1-446, Beta #2-1841 
    Confirmed singleton- 6/29/18 HB-157 EDD: February 22, 2019. It's a Boy!



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    kristimh80mag1cbeli3verdarkstar42
  • mayflower513mayflower513
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    edited October 2018
    I came on to post this like an hour ago, I’m glad I looked at the board first before making a dup!

    How far along are you? 23 weeks!

    Any appointments? Questions? OB appt Thursday.  I’m curious if they will do any additional monitoring due to the irregular heartbeat even though the echo went well.

    Rants/Raves? I have so little patience/tolerance the last week that it’s becoming a problem.

    How are you feeling? Ok except the sleeping discomfort.

    GTKY: Has anyone made their pregnancy announcement? If so, what did you do and if not, what are you planning to do?  Our families knew right away since I had OHSS and then my whole misdiagnosed miscarriage.  Besides that we did a small gender reveal/pregnancy announcement at DH’s birthday party which was right around 13 weeks.  He posted a thank you on FB which was sort of out public announcement.  Nothing crazy.

    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

    kristimh80darkstar42
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  • @mayflower513 I hope they do extra monitoring, just for your piece of mind! Glad to hear the echo went well!
    *TW* Pregnancy/Loss Mentioned
    Me: 37 /PCOS DH: 37/no issues TTC: 7/13
    Started with RE 12/14; 3 failed rounds of clomid, started letrozole
    IUI #1 & #2- BFN
    IVF #1 - 9/15 Cancelled Day 9
    IVF #2- started stims 10/24  ER- 11/15 6 eggs- 5 fertilized/ 1 frozen
    FET #1 -1 embryo-12/9/15- BFN
    IVF #3- started stims 1/22/16  ER- 2/8 33 eggs(!)- 21 mature, all 21 fertilized - 6 snowflakes!
    FET #2- 2 embryos- April 4th-BFN
    ERA-June 8- results show need 12 addt'l hours of PIO
    FET #3-  2 embryos transferred August 14,2016  BFP! on 8/24! Beta #1-22  Beta #2-83 Beta #3-368 
    Confirmed singleton-Heartbeat on 9/19-160bpm! EDD: May 1, 2017, It's a girl!!
    Pre-term labor/loss-stillborn at 18w. 
    FET #4- 1 embryo-Aug 12th-BFP on 8/23 Beta #1-112 Beta #2-298 Beta #3-1010
    Confirmed Identicals!- Heartbeats seen on 9/8  Miscarriage on 9/18
    FET #5- 1 embryo- 1/12/18-BFN
    Lots of testing and finally determined I have elevated natural killer cells. Will begin prednisone and IVL treatment before next round.
    IVF#4- April 2018 8 eggs, 7 fertilized/3 frozen
    FET #6- 1 embryo- 6/11/18- BFP on 6/21 Beta #1-446, Beta #2-1841 
    Confirmed singleton- 6/29/18 HB-157 EDD: February 22, 2019. It's a Boy!



    BabyFruit Ticker 
  • How far along are you? 15w4d

    Any appointments? Questions? Had a belly / heartbeat check last Friday. Was good, but was told they'd send the referral to the high risk doctor just to double check everything. Nothing seems to be wrong, just think it's b/c of age, ivf, etc.

    Rants/Raves? Rant: Excited that my mom is moving and will be here in a few weeks. Just not looking forward to driving my grandma 16 hours...it'll prob be fun but dread having to pee all the time!

    How are you feeling? Feeling good, but the heartburn / acid reflux was no joke this weekend! Anxiously awaiting amazon with my variety pack of relief lol

    GTKY: Has anyone made their pregnancy announcement? If so, what did you do and if not, what are you planning to do?

    We've only told family and close friends, no social media announcement yet. My plan is to put something together and make a xmas type announcement on Christmas cards and for social media. It's weird, before everything worked out, I use to dream of making a really cute announcement. Now I'm here dragging my feet like whatever lol


    @mayflower513 FX they let you see a specialist. I don't see why they wouldn't refer you to one. Nothing else just as a precaution. 

    @halips That's super exciting having another baby around so close in age!!

    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



    darkstar42Ilky
  • @kristimh80 heartburn is seriously the worst! hope your relief pack helps! And seeing the high risk dr. is awesome, imo. I get so much more reassurance seeing him every 2 weeks and then the OB every 3. 
    *TW* Pregnancy/Loss Mentioned
    Me: 37 /PCOS DH: 37/no issues TTC: 7/13
    Started with RE 12/14; 3 failed rounds of clomid, started letrozole
    IUI #1 & #2- BFN
    IVF #1 - 9/15 Cancelled Day 9
    IVF #2- started stims 10/24  ER- 11/15 6 eggs- 5 fertilized/ 1 frozen
    FET #1 -1 embryo-12/9/15- BFN
    IVF #3- started stims 1/22/16  ER- 2/8 33 eggs(!)- 21 mature, all 21 fertilized - 6 snowflakes!
    FET #2- 2 embryos- April 4th-BFN
    ERA-June 8- results show need 12 addt'l hours of PIO
    FET #3-  2 embryos transferred August 14,2016  BFP! on 8/24! Beta #1-22  Beta #2-83 Beta #3-368 
    Confirmed singleton-Heartbeat on 9/19-160bpm! EDD: May 1, 2017, It's a girl!!
    Pre-term labor/loss-stillborn at 18w. 
    FET #4- 1 embryo-Aug 12th-BFP on 8/23 Beta #1-112 Beta #2-298 Beta #3-1010
    Confirmed Identicals!- Heartbeats seen on 9/8  Miscarriage on 9/18
    FET #5- 1 embryo- 1/12/18-BFN
    Lots of testing and finally determined I have elevated natural killer cells. Will begin prednisone and IVL treatment before next round.
    IVF#4- April 2018 8 eggs, 7 fertilized/3 frozen
    FET #6- 1 embryo- 6/11/18- BFP on 6/21 Beta #1-446, Beta #2-1841 
    Confirmed singleton- 6/29/18 HB-157 EDD: February 22, 2019. It's a Boy!



    BabyFruit Ticker 
  • I am here early only because 1st Tri is non-existent. Thanks for letting me join you :) 

    How far along are you? 12+3 (close enough, right?)

    Any appointments? Questions? We have our NT scan next week. I am feeling anxious because this is the longest that it's been between appointments. I feel like every pinch, stretch and gas bubble is cause for concern. Last night I had dull pain and then itchiness around my belly button. I am sure it's normal, but again just overly cautious and sensitive.

    Rants/Raves? None right now!

    How are you feeling? Depends on the day. Food aversions and nausea are still ruling the roost. My boobs are also killing me. I'm not small to begin with, but I went to Nordstrom last week to get fitted into something that actually fit and I have jumped 3 cup sizes. My goodness.

    GTKY: Has anyone made their pregnancy announcement? If so, what did you do and if not, what are you planning to do?  I'm sure we'll include something in our Christmas card but nothing formal on social media. We aren't on facebook and aren't really share-y people. Most of our family and friends already know!


    hitched 5/2009 -- Me 32, DH 37
    dx with POCS 7/2009
    TTC on & off since 1/2012
    September 2012; Surprise BFP - MC
    June - December 2013; Clomid/Femara + Trigger + TI = BFN x 4
    April - May 2016; Femara + TI = BFN x 2
    July 2016 - December 2016; Gonal-F + Ovidren + IUI = BFN x 3
    May 2018 - IVF #1; 8 snowbabies. transferred 1 embryo - CP
    August 2018 - FET #1 -- beta1 = 649, beta2 = 2724

    kristimh80darkstar42
  • @JamieH2000 yay for cousins!! I LOVE YOUR VIDEO!! I scoffed at your warning and am now sitting at my desk at work sobbing (but happy sobbing!) So glad you guys decided to share this! <3
    side note: I also went to FCI!
    @madasm0530 ; welcome! My belly button has felt like it's stretching and itchy for the past 6 weeks. Lotion helps a little. I also get the same light pain and itchiness on my abdomen and breasts (which have went up 2 sizes). I was told it's totally normal because your skin is stretching to accommodate baby. 

    *TW* Pregnancy/Loss Mentioned
    Me: 37 /PCOS DH: 37/no issues TTC: 7/13
    Started with RE 12/14; 3 failed rounds of clomid, started letrozole
    IUI #1 & #2- BFN
    IVF #1 - 9/15 Cancelled Day 9
    IVF #2- started stims 10/24  ER- 11/15 6 eggs- 5 fertilized/ 1 frozen
    FET #1 -1 embryo-12/9/15- BFN
    IVF #3- started stims 1/22/16  ER- 2/8 33 eggs(!)- 21 mature, all 21 fertilized - 6 snowflakes!
    FET #2- 2 embryos- April 4th-BFN
    ERA-June 8- results show need 12 addt'l hours of PIO
    FET #3-  2 embryos transferred August 14,2016  BFP! on 8/24! Beta #1-22  Beta #2-83 Beta #3-368 
    Confirmed singleton-Heartbeat on 9/19-160bpm! EDD: May 1, 2017, It's a girl!!
    Pre-term labor/loss-stillborn at 18w. 
    FET #4- 1 embryo-Aug 12th-BFP on 8/23 Beta #1-112 Beta #2-298 Beta #3-1010
    Confirmed Identicals!- Heartbeats seen on 9/8  Miscarriage on 9/18
    FET #5- 1 embryo- 1/12/18-BFN
    Lots of testing and finally determined I have elevated natural killer cells. Will begin prednisone and IVL treatment before next round.
    IVF#4- April 2018 8 eggs, 7 fertilized/3 frozen
    FET #6- 1 embryo- 6/11/18- BFP on 6/21 Beta #1-446, Beta #2-1841 
    Confirmed singleton- 6/29/18 HB-157 EDD: February 22, 2019. It's a Boy!



    BabyFruit Ticker 
  • Lurking from the third trimester

    @JamieH2000 your video made me cry, it is just so beautiful and honest! 
    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!
  • @JamieH2000
    Your video is absolutely beautiful! Like @halips, I was sitting here at work bawling. I'm so happy that things finally worked out for the two of you and glad that your beautiful baby boy will be here soon. Your journey is incredible - I can't believe how many obstacles you had to overcome! I know we all have different experiences with IF, but your story was especially moving. Congratulations again!
    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



  • @JamieH2000 Typing this with tears in my eyes. You win for the best announcement video of the year! I love that you shared your entire journey from start to finish. <3 
    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



  • @JamieH2000 based on these reactions I think I need to wait until I am home to watch!! 

    hitched 5/2009 -- Me 32, DH 37
    dx with POCS 7/2009
    TTC on & off since 1/2012
    September 2012; Surprise BFP - MC
    June - December 2013; Clomid/Femara + Trigger + TI = BFN x 4
    April - May 2016; Femara + TI = BFN x 2
    July 2016 - December 2016; Gonal-F + Ovidren + IUI = BFN x 3
    May 2018 - IVF #1; 8 snowbabies. transferred 1 embryo - CP
    August 2018 - FET #1 -- beta1 = 649, beta2 = 2724

  • @halips How exciting to have a cousin so close in age! Glad you’re feeling great lately.

    @mayflower513 So so glad the echo went well. What a relief! I hear you on the sleeping discomfort.

    @kristimh80 I feel the same way about announcements. I was so excited to make one, but after going through IF, it’s lost some of the fun. At this point I’m undecided on posting to social media or not.

    @JamieH2000 Yay for your little boy! I was also told I likely won’t need more scans. We shall see though! I really want to watch your video, but I’m proctoring an exam in a totally silent room, so it’ll have to wait until later. :)

    @madasm0530 Glad to have you here, and you are getting super close to 2nd tri anyway! That’s quite the bra size increase! Wow!

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    How far along are you? 21+5

    Any appointments? Questions? No appointments this week, but I was stressing last week because abdominal pain. Nothing crampy, but it felt like I had gas pains that lasted days. It's mostly (but not totally) gone now. I talked to the midwife, who said there were no red flags in what I described and to watch and wait. That was Saturday, and things seem to be improving since then. I'm not sure if I should make an appointment to go in or not. Thoughts are welcome!

    Rants/Raves? I'm feeling overwhelmed by grading at work! I need to stop assigning so many things because then I actually have to read them. On the plus side, I went apple picking with friends this weekend, which was a lot of fun. I made tasty apple crisp last night. Yum!

    How are you feeling? See above re: tummy pain. Today is definitely better, but I've really been feeling uncomfortable at night. My SI joints are still a bit weird, and I seem to have developed De Quervains tendonitis in my left hand (I'm right-handed, so it's a bit weird). My students were all concerned about why I'm wearing a wrist brace today! Also, I'm showing a LOT at this point. I'm a bit on the heavier side and have about zero ab strength, so that's probably why, but I feel like I look much more than 21 weeks!

    GTKY: Has anyone made their pregnancy announcement? If so, what did you do and if not, what are you planning to do? Before we were diagnosed with IF I was excited about making a social media announcement, but now I'm hesitating and dragging my feet. Everyone close to us and that we see regularly already knows. I may just write an email announcement to send to friends we see less often. I'm not sure if I want to go more public than that or not.

    kristimh80
  • I'm sorry I'm not responding to anyone right now but I just go the worst news.
    My redraw bloodwork for Trisomy 18 and 21 came back positive...high risk. I'm beside myself. So now I need an amnio to make sure and then if the baby really does have that then we will be terminating. I'm so devastated and haven't been able to stop crying. 
  • @drove2u I’m so sorry to hear this.  I don’t know what the odds are and how often false positives happen, but I know they do and I’m so hoping you’re one of them.  When is your amnio, do you know yet?  Hang in there and keep us posted if/when you’re up for it.  :heart:
    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 just watched your video and love love love it!!! You guys did an amazing job. and if anyone deserves a baby  more it's you guys. you've been through so much. 
  • @mayflower513 thanks! Yeah it's not false positives really. apparently it's your probability but its not a guarantee that something is wrong. still going to drive me crazy until the amnio results. I need to speak with a genetic counselor first. nothing is scheduled yet. 
  • @JamieH2000 I had to turn it off after the voicemail because I was going to lose it.  What a beautiful video.
    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

  • @Drove2u ; I'm so sorry for the news you got. Sending you lots of good wishes, hopefully your amino has more positive news. 
    @darkstar42 Sorry to hear you're having pain. I always err on the side of caution. I can't hurt to make an appointment and check things out. 
    *TW* Pregnancy/Loss Mentioned
    Me: 37 /PCOS DH: 37/no issues TTC: 7/13
    Started with RE 12/14; 3 failed rounds of clomid, started letrozole
    IUI #1 & #2- BFN
    IVF #1 - 9/15 Cancelled Day 9
    IVF #2- started stims 10/24  ER- 11/15 6 eggs- 5 fertilized/ 1 frozen
    FET #1 -1 embryo-12/9/15- BFN
    IVF #3- started stims 1/22/16  ER- 2/8 33 eggs(!)- 21 mature, all 21 fertilized - 6 snowflakes!
    FET #2- 2 embryos- April 4th-BFN
    ERA-June 8- results show need 12 addt'l hours of PIO
    FET #3-  2 embryos transferred August 14,2016  BFP! on 8/24! Beta #1-22  Beta #2-83 Beta #3-368 
    Confirmed singleton-Heartbeat on 9/19-160bpm! EDD: May 1, 2017, It's a girl!!
    Pre-term labor/loss-stillborn at 18w. 
    FET #4- 1 embryo-Aug 12th-BFP on 8/23 Beta #1-112 Beta #2-298 Beta #3-1010
    Confirmed Identicals!- Heartbeats seen on 9/8  Miscarriage on 9/18
    FET #5- 1 embryo- 1/12/18-BFN
    Lots of testing and finally determined I have elevated natural killer cells. Will begin prednisone and IVL treatment before next round.
    IVF#4- April 2018 8 eggs, 7 fertilized/3 frozen
    FET #6- 1 embryo- 6/11/18- BFP on 6/21 Beta #1-446, Beta #2-1841 
    Confirmed singleton- 6/29/18 HB-157 EDD: February 22, 2019. It's a Boy!



    BabyFruit Ticker 
    darkstar42
  • mayflower513mayflower513
    Tenth Anniversary 500 Comments 25 Love Its Name Dropper
    member
    edited October 2018
    @darkstar42 I had a couple of episodes where I had extreme pain that I thought could have been gas pain but it turns out baby was just sitting on a nerve.  Does your hip/back AND lower belly area hurt?

    @halips @kristimh80 @JamieH2000 thank you.  I’m not sure what they’ll say since the MFM that reviewed my scan said he’s not concerned and that I didn’t need any additional monitoring.  I don’t know if he just meant from him or if my OB will say the same.  @jamieh2000 yes, I’m staying away from the Doppler.  Luckily I feel a ton of movement lately so I don’t NEED the doppler anymore lately.
    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

    kristimh80darkstar42
  • @darkstar42 Hope you get to feeling better!! I'd still go in if you have any little worries. Nothing else, it can maybe ease your mind a little.

    @Drove2u Sending lots of good positive vibes your way!! I hope they can schedule you an amino test soon and it ends up there is nothing to worry about. ((hugs))
    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



    darkstar42
  • @Drove2u I am so sorry to hear about your test results. Keeping my fingers crossed that the amnio looks much better. Sending lots of love your way. <3
    @halips You're probably right! It's hard to overcome my natural aversion to doctors visits, but better safe than sorry! :)
    @mayflower513 I hadn't thought of that as a possibility! I don't think this is nerve pain, but it's good to know that that can happen. My pain hasn't been intense, more just a diffuse discomfort. Nothing sharp or crampy. The midwife I talked to thought it could be intestinal issues or just uterus growing pains.
    @kristimh80 Thank you! I may well do that. My schedule is hectic this week though, so trying to fit in another doctor is stressful!
    kristimh80mayflower513halips
  • @Drove2u so sorry to hear about the results. Sending positive thoughts and vibes and crossing my fingers you'll get a good result when you do the amnio. I can't imagine what you're going through right now.


    How far along are you? 21+1

    Any appointments? Questions? Repeat AS tomorrow

    Rants/Raves? Nope

    How are you feeling? Okay. Not ym best but definitely not my worse. Just tired but that's a given when you have toddlers in the house.

    GTKY: Has anyone made their pregnancy announcement? If so, what did you do and if not, what are you planning to do? We told our close family after the first ultrasound. I announced on FB once I was out of the first trimester because we have a lot of good friends overseas so it was easier. I put the picture of the positive HPT from 2014 I used when we announced our first pregnancy and under it a picture of a current positive HPT (I took just for the announcement) and wrote 2018 on it and posted "here we go again" with some basic details.

    kristimh80darkstar42
  • JamieH2000JamieH2000
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    @madasm0530- welcome! good luck on your NT scan! It will be some good reassurance!

    @halips- sorry I made you (and so many others) cry at work! I loved FCI. I emailed Dr. Rodgers and her nurse team today with the video since I wanted them to see how they have helped changed our life and they sent back the sweetest notes!

    @decemberdoll27- aww thank you girl! Glad you liked it!

    @mag1cbeli3ver- thank you for the kind words! We all have definitely gone through alot to get it, but it was getting to the point that my Low AMH board on IF couldn't even believe how much stuff went wrong or set us back. I am just feeling so blessed to FINALLY be on this side!

    @kristimh80- we started filming duing IUIs 2.5 years ago- never expecting it to be this long of a journey!

    @darkstar42- i have been having on and off abdominal pain too- likely gas. Its so scary! But hopefully its all ok... definitely scary though.

    @drove2u- That is so scary.. that is terrifying! I hope they can get you in for an amnio right away! A girl on my BMB had hers come back higher risk, like 1 in 77 i think, but it turned out fine. I am sending all my prayers that you are on the favorable side of whatever statistical risk they gave you. Please keep us posted!

    @mayflower513- i promise it got much happier after the voicemail! We tried to keep a balance between sad and happy, but wanted to keep it real so others would understand what going through this process is like. That is awesome you feel so much movement- gives me hope to feel more soon too!

    @more14- good luck with the AS! what images couldn't they get the first time?
    History in Spoiler

    Age: 30 (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
    kristimh80mayflower513darkstar42
  • @darkstar42 I’ve also had a lot of round ligament pain which was more dull.  Kind of like a light low side stitch that didn’t go away for hours or even days (and sometimes on one side sometimes on both).  Sometimes (not during the same periods of the dull pain) it would also be sharper or hurt more when I would move my leg.. 2 different OBs said it was RLP even though I was sure it wasn’t.  Apparently sometimes it feels different than the sharp stabby pain when moving.
    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

    darkstar42
  • @Drove2u i am so sorry to see this update. please keep us updated. sending you loads of strength and good thoughts!  <3 <3

    hitched 5/2009 -- Me 32, DH 37
    dx with POCS 7/2009
    TTC on & off since 1/2012
    September 2012; Surprise BFP - MC
    June - December 2013; Clomid/Femara + Trigger + TI = BFN x 4
    April - May 2016; Femara + TI = BFN x 2
    July 2016 - December 2016; Gonal-F + Ovidren + IUI = BFN x 3
    May 2018 - IVF #1; 8 snowbabies. transferred 1 embryo - CP
    August 2018 - FET #1 -- beta1 = 649, beta2 = 2724

  • Holy cow...I need to get in on these check-ins quicker before they explode! Yesterday was Thanksgiving in Canada so I was off doing the turkey thing with family, hence why I am late to the check-in once again. Happy Thanksgiving to the few other Canadian mamas here (and those of you in lurkerdom)! 

    @halips Yay for cousins close in age! I never wanted kids close together (I'm just not cut out for that) but it's nice when there are cousins around that are the same age so they can grow up together and hopefully share some great memories.

    @mayflower513 Last week my irritability/lack of patience was insane. I couldn't even stand myself, I don't know how anyone else did! 

    @kristimh80 Same. I have really been dragging my feet and just feel better keeping things on the DL right now. There have been so many FB announcements from friends due the same time/after me, but oh well. 

    @JamieH2000 Beautiful video! I hope one day I'm able to share our journey too. Not a lot of people even know that secondary infertility is a thing, so it would be nice to raise awareness that people struggle to build their families under many different circumstances. I definitely got teary-eyed watching - you did a great job at capturing the rawness of your journey but I felt like there was so much hope and perseverance that came through as well. 

    @madasm0530 Welcome! Three cup sizes is crazy! I was totally unaware that you could get stretch marks on your breasts but mine got crazy big fast with DD and I was left with a bunch of really deep ones. Hope you escape unscathed! 

    @darkstar42 Glad you are feeling better but I totally understand how anxiety-inducing any abdominal pain can be. I have had so much on/off pain and cramping this entire pregnancy and it's always a struggle to talk myself off the ledge. So far mine can be chalked up to gas, constipation, RLP, stretching, and a pulled muscle here and there, but until I can figure out what it is in hindsight, I'm a mess. Also, my pain seems to come and go in chunks of 3-ish days. I'll have pain, I'll feel better for a few days, and then some other kind of pain creeps in for another few days. As I get farther and farther along every twitch or pang is becoming less scary, so I hope it's the same for you too!

    @drove2u I am so sorry for the all the stress and worry you are feeling right now. Was this the NIPT that came back positive or just the regular 1st tri screening? My general first tri screening came back positive as well (1/40 for Down Syndrome) so then I had a genetics consult and did the NIPT and that came back low risk (1/10,000) so we never proceeded with the amnio. Hopefully you are able to get in to genetics quickly. I got an appointment within a week (I was 13 weeks at the time) and then if I wanted the amnio the earliest they will do it is 15 weeks so I would have had to wait for that, but they told me amnio results are back next day so hopefully it's a quick turnaround for you and you will have answers soon. When the genetics counselor explained everything to me it became extremely apparent that this is all a numbers game and the slightest change in parameters can really make the numbers jump (like they screwed up on my ER date so my embryo was one month younger than they had accounted for and my risk went from 1/35 to 1/40....um, OK...), so FX the probability is still in your favour and babe is healthy and happy in there. Please keep us updated if you're feeling up to it.

    @more14 Good luck with your A/S today!
    Me: 35 I DH: 38
    *TW loss and children mentioned*
    DD:2006 | Dx: Unexplained Secondary Infertility | DS: 2011

    TFAS since 2012

    Oct 16: Spontaneous BFP | m/c @ 9w1d (massive SCH) | D&C
    Apr 17: IUI #1 = BFN
    May 17: IUI #2 = BFN
    Jun 17: IUI #3 = Late BFP (18 DPO) | NMC 17Jul17 @ ~6w
    Aug 17: IUI #4 = Cancelled due to premature ovulation | TI = BFN
    Sep 17: IUI #5 = Cancelled due to overstimulation (10+ follies)
    Nov 17: IVF #1 = Cancelled due to non-IF related health issue | TI = BFN
    Dec 17: IVF #1 = Puregon 200, Menopur 75, Orgalutran, Suprefact trigger due to OHSS risk | 22R, 18M, 16F, 10B frozen  
    Feb 18: FET #1 (medicated) = BFN
    Mar 18: FET #2 (natural cycle) = CP (beta 1: 54; beta 2: 0)
    Apr 18: FET #3 (natural cycle) = cancelled due to missed ovulation
    Apr 18: FET #3 (natural cycle) = BFP! Beta 1: 201  Beta 2: 585 Beta 3: 3254 Beta 4: 9715 U/S 19May - one bean measuring on track with a HB of 125!
    EDD: 07Jan2019 Team Green
    My Rainbow Baby Boy born 03Jan2019 <3 

    kristimh80darkstar42
  • Thank you all. I spoke with a genetic counselor on the phone and found out a few alarming, but good things from her. 
    1. My fetal fraction was really low 1% so the results i received were based on an algorithm only which were based on my age (37--high risk), weight (I'm not really fat, but maybe I have a high BMI) and some other things. Basically my results were based on statistics. so, really inaccurate. the results were not based from my blood. 
    2. they couldn't even tell gender because of low fetal fraction 
    3. It showed I am high risk for Trisomy 18, 13 and triplioty (spelling, no idea) but good news is, Trisomy 21 did not show which is down syndrome which is the most common. 
    4. My ratio of have these 3 abnormalities are 1/17--again simply based on an algorithm not my blood

    So in about 20 minutes I'm talking with another GC from the Panorama lab so that will be interesting. Will he try to convince me that the results are 99% accurate? 
    There was a specimen error when I took this test the first time and it came back inconclusive. now, I'm getting these results. 
    My doctor yesterday really freaked out and kept saying "I'm sorry" to me and to think about termination. now, I have higher hopes for this turning out to be ok.
    But still not out of the woods. I have an ultrasound tomorrow, then speak to genetic counselor in person. I have an amnio scheduled, but I think I will make a decision on doing that based on ultrasound findings. 
    This is seriously the most stressful thing I've gone through. I cry at the thought of terminating. 
    mag1cbeli3ver
  • @Drove2u I'm glad you got to speak with the genetic counselor quickly and got some more information. My understanding was that they didn't report findings if fetal fraction was that low and just coded them as "inconclusive" so strange that they would actually give you a risk probability based on 1% of fetal DNA. And also, SHAME on your doctor for bringing up the termination conversation this early on. S/he should know better than that. My doctor reported the results to me, let me know that it was all based on statistics and not to worry too much yet until we had further testing done, and then referred me to genetics. Even the genetics counselor wouldn't really talk termination until my results were back from the additional testing. She answered any questions I had (mainly about the gestation cut-off for TFMR) but basically just said to wait for additional results and we could cross that bridge if we got to it. I am sorry that on top of the stress of the numbers, you have also had to deal with a very insensitive doctor who should have more sense. A 1/17 risk equates to 5.88%, which means 94.12% chance baby is healthy. The numbers are still on your side. Good luck with your ultrasound tomorrow. I will be thinking of you.
    Me: 35 I DH: 38
    *TW loss and children mentioned*
    DD:2006 | Dx: Unexplained Secondary Infertility | DS: 2011

    TFAS since 2012

    Oct 16: Spontaneous BFP | m/c @ 9w1d (massive SCH) | D&C
    Apr 17: IUI #1 = BFN
    May 17: IUI #2 = BFN
    Jun 17: IUI #3 = Late BFP (18 DPO) | NMC 17Jul17 @ ~6w
    Aug 17: IUI #4 = Cancelled due to premature ovulation | TI = BFN
    Sep 17: IUI #5 = Cancelled due to overstimulation (10+ follies)
    Nov 17: IVF #1 = Cancelled due to non-IF related health issue | TI = BFN
    Dec 17: IVF #1 = Puregon 200, Menopur 75, Orgalutran, Suprefact trigger due to OHSS risk | 22R, 18M, 16F, 10B frozen  
    Feb 18: FET #1 (medicated) = BFN
    Mar 18: FET #2 (natural cycle) = CP (beta 1: 54; beta 2: 0)
    Apr 18: FET #3 (natural cycle) = cancelled due to missed ovulation
    Apr 18: FET #3 (natural cycle) = BFP! Beta 1: 201  Beta 2: 585 Beta 3: 3254 Beta 4: 9715 U/S 19May - one bean measuring on track with a HB of 125!
    EDD: 07Jan2019 Team Green
    My Rainbow Baby Boy born 03Jan2019 <3 

  • @tosh24 thanks so much. I just spoke with the GC from the lab and she basically told me what I knew already. They are re-running the algorithm because they based it on my current age and not the age I was when the embryos were frozen (35) she said it still puts me at high risk, but you're totally right. It's such a numbers game. Apparently nothing is a guarantee, everything is a screening, including ultrasound and an amnio will be the only yes/no we could receive. But with that comes risk of course. Just so crazy! I'm sorry that you had to go through something similar. Well, tomorrow, I hope to find out more. 
    tosh24
  • How far along are you? 27+1 This is my last week posting in 2nd tri  :o

    Any appointments? Questions? I have some blood work scheduled for Thursday that I have to do in preparation for my Rhogam injection appointment next week. I have had Rhogam 5 times in the last 12 years which the hospital has on file. You'd think they wouldn't have to check my blood type again for the millionth time before they give me another shot. It's not like your blood type changes.....

    Rants/Raves? DH worked super hard this weekend and got the nursery cleaned out and most of the furniture set up. I love walking by and peeking in....seems so surreal! The dresser still needs to be moved upstairs, I need to find a rug that goes with the grey/cream colour palette, and I need to shorten some floor length grey curtains that we had on hand and are going to reuse, but then everything is pretty much done! 

    How are you feeling? Pretty good. My left SI joint is killing me and between the hip pain and insomnia I dread going to bed every night, but otherwise things are good. I showed up to Thanksgiving dinner yesterday with my big ol' belly so now my family finally knows I'm pregnant. Somewhat anxiety-inducing and somewhat of a relief. My mom asked if she can tell everyone now and I told her no. Other family members will just find out as I see them. Not into the big announcement this time around.

    GTKY: Has anyone made their pregnancy announcement? If so, what did you do and if not, what are you planning to do? No announcement at all, especially no social media announcement. I will probably make a post once our newborn photos are done that captures the journey it took to get to that point, but that's about it. 

    Me: 35 I DH: 38
    *TW loss and children mentioned*
    DD:2006 | Dx: Unexplained Secondary Infertility | DS: 2011

    TFAS since 2012

    Oct 16: Spontaneous BFP | m/c @ 9w1d (massive SCH) | D&C
    Apr 17: IUI #1 = BFN
    May 17: IUI #2 = BFN
    Jun 17: IUI #3 = Late BFP (18 DPO) | NMC 17Jul17 @ ~6w
    Aug 17: IUI #4 = Cancelled due to premature ovulation | TI = BFN
    Sep 17: IUI #5 = Cancelled due to overstimulation (10+ follies)
    Nov 17: IVF #1 = Cancelled due to non-IF related health issue | TI = BFN
    Dec 17: IVF #1 = Puregon 200, Menopur 75, Orgalutran, Suprefact trigger due to OHSS risk | 22R, 18M, 16F, 10B frozen  
    Feb 18: FET #1 (medicated) = BFN
    Mar 18: FET #2 (natural cycle) = CP (beta 1: 54; beta 2: 0)
    Apr 18: FET #3 (natural cycle) = cancelled due to missed ovulation
    Apr 18: FET #3 (natural cycle) = BFP! Beta 1: 201  Beta 2: 585 Beta 3: 3254 Beta 4: 9715 U/S 19May - one bean measuring on track with a HB of 125!
    EDD: 07Jan2019 Team Green
    My Rainbow Baby Boy born 03Jan2019 <3 

    kristimh80darkstar42mag1cbeli3ver
  • halipshalips
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    @JamieH2000 No need to apologize,you forewarned us all! :) I had nothing but positives experiences with FCI, so glad you shared your video with them too!

    @more14 good luck on your repeat AS today!
    *TW* Pregnancy/Loss Mentioned
    Me: 37 /PCOS DH: 37/no issues TTC: 7/13
    Started with RE 12/14; 3 failed rounds of clomid, started letrozole
    IUI #1 & #2- BFN
    IVF #1 - 9/15 Cancelled Day 9
    IVF #2- started stims 10/24  ER- 11/15 6 eggs- 5 fertilized/ 1 frozen
    FET #1 -1 embryo-12/9/15- BFN
    IVF #3- started stims 1/22/16  ER- 2/8 33 eggs(!)- 21 mature, all 21 fertilized - 6 snowflakes!
    FET #2- 2 embryos- April 4th-BFN
    ERA-June 8- results show need 12 addt'l hours of PIO
    FET #3-  2 embryos transferred August 14,2016  BFP! on 8/24! Beta #1-22  Beta #2-83 Beta #3-368 
    Confirmed singleton-Heartbeat on 9/19-160bpm! EDD: May 1, 2017, It's a girl!!
    Pre-term labor/loss-stillborn at 18w. 
    FET #4- 1 embryo-Aug 12th-BFP on 8/23 Beta #1-112 Beta #2-298 Beta #3-1010
    Confirmed Identicals!- Heartbeats seen on 9/8  Miscarriage on 9/18
    FET #5- 1 embryo- 1/12/18-BFN
    Lots of testing and finally determined I have elevated natural killer cells. Will begin prednisone and IVL treatment before next round.
    IVF#4- April 2018 8 eggs, 7 fertilized/3 frozen
    FET #6- 1 embryo- 6/11/18- BFP on 6/21 Beta #1-446, Beta #2-1841 
    Confirmed singleton- 6/29/18 HB-157 EDD: February 22, 2019. It's a Boy!



    BabyFruit Ticker 
  • @drove2u So happy you talked to the GC and she helped ease your mind! I'm with you, I wouldn't make any decisions until like you said, you get a better ultrasound. I can't believe they scared you over statistics and not actual facts / bloodwork. Hang in there girl! We are here for you...I can't imagine how nerve-wracking this all has you right now. 

    @tosh24 Boo! So bittersweet having you graduate 2nd tri! We will miss you!! Awe seeing the nursery is so much fun! We finally got our crib & dresser in there and I'm always peeking in there too! MH all the sudden thinks he has a clue about decorating though lol :# Glad you were able to see family and they all know now. Your littles will be here so soon! <3
    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



    tosh24
  • mayflower513mayflower513
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    @drove2u that is crazy.  Did they give a reason as to why the fetal fraction could be low again and at this point?  Do you have your AS scheduled yet?  Is the amnio something that can be done now or do you have to be a certain number of weeks?
    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

  • @tosh24 are you looking for a light or dark rug?  

    We ordered this one one (we did see it in a store and it’s nicer and soft in person) and it said backordered til 1/16 but I figure whatever if there’s no rug at first since baby will be in my room.  We also only ended up paying like $197 all in for it for a 5x8.

    https://www.potterybarn.com/m/products/chunky-wool-jute-rug-gray-ivory/?itemsPerPage=24&words=4928094&pkey=k4928094&sku=4928094

    I also had my eye on this one before we saw that one.

    https://shop.wellwoven.com/products/pearl-republic-modern-dark-grey-rug-pe-78


    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

  • @Drove2u
    I'm so sorry if you have to go through this mess! I was doing some reading and alot of journal articles indicated that positive trisomy 18 (in particular) is rarely associated with normal u/s. By 14 weeks, 92% of trisomy 18 can be detected from abnormalities in the u/s -- and by 18 weeks, it's basically 100%.  As my dad told me when I was freaking out that they couldn't get good spine pictures at the A/S, these things don't happen in a vacuum. If everything looks good in the scans, I would hold onto that and remain positive. (And we did get the pictures at the next visit, baby had just been very uncooperative at the A/S!)

    I didn't get NIPT screening because of the vanishing twin but it's important to remember, as your GC probably told you, that it's a screening tool, not a diagnostic one. and if your fetal fraction is low, it's even less useful as a screening tool. It's like the 1 hr gestational diabetes test -- it casts a wide net so it can get as many cases as possible. The actual portion of people who fail the 1 hr who actually have GD is around 30-40 percent according to my doctor. The NIPT is a similar tool. 

    @JamieH2000
    I loooooved your video!! It captures the whole journey so well and even though I didn't go through nearly as much as you have, I was tearing up by the end. My baby girl was on my lap when I was watching it and she was smiles throughout -- I guess she liked your faces! It was super cute since  she's also a miracle baby!
    ~~ Our Story in Spoiler! TW loss/child~~
    Fall 2012 -- started TTC
    Summer 2015 - no BFP yet, labs normal, referred to RE
    Fall 2015 - Summer 2016 - Further testing all normal. 3 IUI's -- BFN. Recommended move to IVF. Planned cycle for fall 2016.
    September 2016 - Surprise natural BFP. MMC @ 8 weeks. RE expressed confidence that we just needed the 'right' embryo.
    Fall 2016 - Spring 2017 -- Break from TTC
    June 2017 - Started IVF; egg retrieval for freeze all cycle. 9 mature eggs retrieved, 5 fertilized. 2 4BB embies on ice.
    August 2017 - FET transfer both embies. BFP.  Twin pregnancy confirmed by ultrasound. EDD 4/28/18
    September 2017 - Twin B stopped developing; Twin A doing perfectly! Graduated from RE @ 10 weeks
    March 2018 - Baby Girl born via C/S due to pre-eclampsia -- strong and healthy!


  • mayflower513  low fetal fraction could come up if:
    1. if test was done too early in the pregnancy, which it was not
    2. You're overweight--which I'm not and this was confirmed. I would have to be over 200lbs which I'm not even close.
    3. Small placenta: which would be very worrying
    4. Just random and because everyone is different 
    Tomorrow at 9:30am I:
    1. Get an ultrasound
    2. Talk with a genetic counselor
    3. Amnio Scheduled

    I guess after an ultrasound and speaking with a genetic counselor we will determine an amnio. An amnio is the only diagnostic. Blood work and Ultrasound are screening and never 100% accurate. 

    mbradfo2 thanks so much! I had an ultrasound done around 13-14 weeks and everything looked normal. Now I'm 16 weeks. and yes things could totally be normal still but I'm still freaking out. lol. 
  • Thank you, everyone.
    AS went well, baby girl was cooperative and I think the technician was more experienced and that makes a difference.
    Just got the call from the office that everything looks good so I can relax for the next two weeks until my glucose test.

    @Drove2u still keeping my fingers crossed for good test results. It's a crazy rollercoaster.
    halipsmayflower513kristimh80mag1cbeli3ver
  • @tosh24 happy last week in 2nd tri! and yay for nurseries! We just painted, and put up the crib and curtains in ours. It's so encouraging to peek in and see it! I'm sorry you're still experiencing hip pain and insomnia. Hopefully you get some relief soon!
    @Drove2u sending lots of good wishes for tomorrow! 
    @more14 great news!!
    *TW* Pregnancy/Loss Mentioned
    Me: 37 /PCOS DH: 37/no issues TTC: 7/13
    Started with RE 12/14; 3 failed rounds of clomid, started letrozole
    IUI #1 & #2- BFN
    IVF #1 - 9/15 Cancelled Day 9
    IVF #2- started stims 10/24  ER- 11/15 6 eggs- 5 fertilized/ 1 frozen
    FET #1 -1 embryo-12/9/15- BFN
    IVF #3- started stims 1/22/16  ER- 2/8 33 eggs(!)- 21 mature, all 21 fertilized - 6 snowflakes!
    FET #2- 2 embryos- April 4th-BFN
    ERA-June 8- results show need 12 addt'l hours of PIO
    FET #3-  2 embryos transferred August 14,2016  BFP! on 8/24! Beta #1-22  Beta #2-83 Beta #3-368 
    Confirmed singleton-Heartbeat on 9/19-160bpm! EDD: May 1, 2017, It's a girl!!
    Pre-term labor/loss-stillborn at 18w. 
    FET #4- 1 embryo-Aug 12th-BFP on 8/23 Beta #1-112 Beta #2-298 Beta #3-1010
    Confirmed Identicals!- Heartbeats seen on 9/8  Miscarriage on 9/18
    FET #5- 1 embryo- 1/12/18-BFN
    Lots of testing and finally determined I have elevated natural killer cells. Will begin prednisone and IVL treatment before next round.
    IVF#4- April 2018 8 eggs, 7 fertilized/3 frozen
    FET #6- 1 embryo- 6/11/18- BFP on 6/21 Beta #1-446, Beta #2-1841 
    Confirmed singleton- 6/29/18 HB-157 EDD: February 22, 2019. It's a Boy!



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    tosh24
  • *lurking* @Drove2u I am so sorry you are facing some 2nd tri stresses. I am hoping that tomorrow you are provided with some better clarity!

    @JamieH2000 Just WOW! What a beautiful video, I remember getting started with you on this journey on TB and have followed along with you for so long. You are so brave and strong for taking all the delays and never giving up and for sharing such a powerful story with the world. I can't wait for you to finally meet and hold your little boy this Feb <3
    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*


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