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  • @uterusdreams So cute!! Are your a FTM? Just curious, my bump is similar and I feel like it's behind the STM crew 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



  • @scikap - so sorry to hear about your dad. Sending love and prayers!

    @madasm0530- ; glad the scan looked good!! My understanding was that it was impossible to tell gender at a scan during 12/13 weeks, so I am guessing you found another way maybe? Congrats on the boy!!

    I'm loving all the bump pics. I am going to try to post one from my phone that I took this weekend!
    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
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  • @kristimh80 Thank you! I'm actually a STM, but it's been 7 years since I had my daughter so I'm thinking that's factoring in maybe?? 



       
  • @JamieH2000 she said it wasn't easy, but she definitely found the anatomy. she told us that she would be "very surprised" if it wasn't a boy. 

    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

    kristimh80
  • @JamieH2000 I looked exactly the same at 21 weeks with my first. Don't think I put on my first mat clothes until around 24 weeks. If you have a long torso you'll also show less quickly :)
    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 

  • mayflower513mayflower513
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    edited October 2018
    Lol @JamieH2000 you look fine - I have taken and deleted so many pics lol!  Some people carry differently, too.

    I looked through old pics and I can’t even compare up until the last month because my OHSS bloat lasted forever this time and I don’t know at what point it became a true bump.  I THINK I did “pop” earlier this time... I’m not sure if that’s the biggest difference.  Having said that I went back and looked and this was 23 weeks last time and this time for a FT/ST comparison.


    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

    northbeach3
  • @mayflower513 you're adorable! and I don't see much of a difference between the two

    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

  • Thank you @madasm0530!  I don’t see much difference either.  I also don’t see much difference between my 24 week this time and 30 week last time so who knows!!  Haha.
    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 Good point! I have a long torso, so baby has plenty of room to play around.

    @JamieH2000 Cute!! How many weeks are you now? Your belly looks like it's rounding out into the cute bump stage.

    @mayflower513 I pray I get blessed with your bump! It's adorable!

    Last night DH got his from his work trip and was like "what happened to the baby"? I was like, you mean all the bloating I had from eating like crap 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



  • @madasm0530- gosh I hope she is right! I just read that before 14 weeks, the anatomy is just not formed enough to be able to tell, but maybe you guy is a little ahead!! I am sure they will double check at all future scans. Do you have any before the anatomy scan, or just that one?

    @tosh24- thank you! I think I am pretty average  (5'6'' and started around 150lbs), so I guess its just how I carry. Hopefully it will really pop soon! I think those of us that have struggled for so long want the bump more than others since for me, I wanted a bump for so many years!

    @mayflower513- those pics are adorable! I don't see a ton of difference, but think you are a little more petite and thin than me so you really pop nicely! Can't wait to see how it grows!
    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
    kristimh80
  • @kristimh80- I am now 22 weeks today! Your DH is hilarious. I swear mine changes size by the day still depending on how much i eat!
    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
    kristimh80
  • @JamieH2000 Awe you look great for 22 weeks. I keep telling myself it's only about 1/2 way now...so by 3rd tri we maybe complaining of the opposite 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



  • @JamieH2000 I was measuring 14 weeks (a few days ahead). Hopefully she was right. She showed us the little teeny parts and there was more about how with a little girl it would have looked different but I was too excited at that point to listen. I'm going with boy for now, but cautiously. We have our anatomy scan early December at 20 weeks so we'll know for sure then! 

    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

    kristimh80
  • @JamieH2000
    Our u/s tech at ~14 weeks told us what she thought to be gender (girl), but she said not to pick out colors yet even though she was fairly certain! It did end up being a girl though :smile:   She pointed out where she could see the "hamburger sign" which is basically how female genitalia look on the scan. Boys look more like turtles :smile:

    ~~ 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!


    madasm0530kristimh80
  • @mbradfo2 a turtle is a perfect explanation of what it looked like!!

    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

  • @JamieH2000 I am about the same build and I didn't have a good, always noticeable bump until 30 weeks or more. Baby girl came a few days late at 6lbs5ozs. Which I hear is a great size :) Love your bump pic!
    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*


    kristimh80
  • Thanks everyone for your encouragement and positive stories! My dad is ready for a fight and is really motivated to meet this grandkid in the spring. 
    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


    kristimh80madasm0530
  • @madasm0530- It sounds like they are probably right! That is really exciting :) We are going to have quite the group of boys here!

    @joslynj11= aww thank you! I am glad its normal, but selfishly i kinda want a big bump sooner than later! Of course I don't want the uncomfortable part that comes with a bigger bump (like what you are dealing with with the twins!).
    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
    kristimh80
  • bebesparrowbebesparrow
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    edited October 2018

    Hello ladies!  Hope everyone is having a fabulous week!

    How far along?  17 weeks + 1 day EDD 3/27

    Appts this coming week?  I had one on Tuesday and baby's doing good, HB at 159 bpm.  My doctor told me I have an anterior placenta and it may be a little while longer before I can feel the baby.  

    How're you feeling this week? I'm feeling great so far.  

    Rants/Raves:  Raves - seeing belly grow everyday, dried mangos (constant craving); Rants - headaches 2-3x a week (doctor said it's normal)

    GTKY:  Are you dressing up for Halloween?  Not getting dressed up this Halloween.  I'll be working night shift!  


    TTC since June 2016
    Natural BD for 1 year with OPK tracking - BFN
    Clomid June/July 2017 - BFN
    Unmedicated IUI January 2018 - BFN
    Femara & IUI March 2018 - BFN
    Started IVF March 2018 - 2 weeks BCP + Antagonist protocol (Gonal-F, Menopur, Cetrotide, Lupron trigger) + stimmed for 9 days
    Egg Retrieval 4.25.18 - 12 eggs, 9 mature, 9 fertilized with ICSI, 7 blasts (AA & AB graded), 6 PGS normal!
    FET #1 1 PGS normal embryo May 2018 - BFN
    FET #2 1 PGS normal July 2018 - BFP! beta #1 108 9dpt 7.18.18, beta #2 273 11dpt 7.20.18. EDD 3/27/18


  • @bebesparrow
    What a cute bump! I've never had dried mango! Sounds tasty though....are you a nurse or something like that? Not that it matters, of course! Just that you mentioned working night shift :smile:  Your due date is just the day after my girl's first b-day (3/26)!

    ~~ 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!


  • mbradfo2 @kristimh80 @uterusdreams thanks! Yes, finally relaxing a little. And I feel like ive had too many cookies too. Lol. But I’m also much bigger than you guys.

     

    @uterusdreams you are just too cute !

     

    @jamieh2000 I don’t understand what you mean! You have the cutest bump! And it’s totally there and just adorable!

     

    mayflower513 I can’t tell the difference between the two either. You look great in both!  

     

    @kristimh80 that’s too funny about DH. I’m HUGE by the end of the day. Also I’ve been eating loads of Scandinavian Swimmers from Trader Joes. Just finished the bag and decided I’m not buying anymore. I would just sit at my desk and eat them all day.

     

    scikap so happy to hear your dad will fighting. It’s actually crazy what they can do with cancer now and how they can slow it down. Is he going to a good hospital?

     

    @bebesparrow welcome to first tri! Loving your bump. :-)

    We definetly need to do bump pics every week! It's so fun! 
    kristimh80bebesparrowuterusdreams
  • Super cute @bebesparrow.  I’m jealous of your hair!
    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

  • @mbradfo2 Thank you!  Yes, I'm a nurse! 
    TTC since June 2016
    Natural BD for 1 year with OPK tracking - BFN
    Clomid June/July 2017 - BFN
    Unmedicated IUI January 2018 - BFN
    Femara & IUI March 2018 - BFN
    Started IVF March 2018 - 2 weeks BCP + Antagonist protocol (Gonal-F, Menopur, Cetrotide, Lupron trigger) + stimmed for 9 days
    Egg Retrieval 4.25.18 - 12 eggs, 9 mature, 9 fertilized with ICSI, 7 blasts (AA & AB graded), 6 PGS normal!
    FET #1 1 PGS normal embryo May 2018 - BFN
    FET #2 1 PGS normal July 2018 - BFP! beta #1 108 9dpt 7.18.18, beta #2 273 11dpt 7.20.18. EDD 3/27/18


  • @bebesparrow
    How awesome! My sister is a nurse and we both work in our family practice -- I do billing and admin stuff, not clinical myself :smile:  Hopefully Halloween night won't be too crazy (unless you are in the ER, I suppose!). 

    ~~ 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!


  • @bebesparrow So cute!! 

    @Drove2u I know what you mean! I bought candy to have just in case I got a craving and found myself snacking for no reason. So bought some cinnamon almonds, they've seemed to go the job and I don't eat as much 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



  • We should share our favorite healthy snack ideas :smile:  I like the cinnamon almond idea!  Or carrots with ranch or hummus.  Or triscuits with cheese.  
    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
  • @bebesparrow - welcome and I love the bump pic!!

    @drove2u- you are too sweet! I think its hard to see the bump growing on ourselves since we look everyday... I'm gonna be more diligent about weekly bump pics I think!

    I am struggling with the healthy snacks too, and we also bought halloween candy, but we get like 200 kids so it gets expensive! I need to stop eating it myself! LOL
    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
  • @JamieH2000 LOL I bought a bag of halloween candy a few weeks ago. I said once it was gone, I wasn't buying anymore. But MH has a big sweet tooth and always bags of some reeses snack mix, etc in there. I tell myself, if I don't have it, I won't crave it. I did cave when his staff for Boss's Day gave him a huge box of cookies  :D
    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



  • Are you guys on IG? Pm me with your IG name and I’ll find you.
  • _kristi_berry_ is my IG. I don't do much on there, but look around 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 I’ll friend you. :-) 
    kristimh80
  • @kristimh80 I just followed you too :smile:
    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

  • Yay! I just saw that :) It's funny because I was awaiting for your screen names to friend me 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 I’m the screename that starts with a d and ends with the number. :-) 
    kristimh80
  • ohhhh im soo guilty of the halloween candy trap. I buy it too early and MH and I eat it all. To be fair, he also has a huge sweet tooth so I'm not eating it all myself. No more candy until 10/30.



    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

    kristimh80
  • I swear it never ends with me. The genetic counselor called from the hospital today. 
    1) I have my fetal echo scheduled which is good
    2) The first Panorama test came back as 1.2% fetal fraction. The Maternit21 test came back only two weeks later with a 7.6% fetal fraction. The GC  said it's pretty impossible for it to rise that much in just two weeks but it's also still considered low. But the Maternt21 with a fetal fraction of 7.6% did come back as low risk for everything. 
    Since the fetal fraction is low the GC said there could be chances of chromosomal abnormality that won't be found in an ultrasound. But then she also said there's not enough research to really prove this. So do I get an amnio for peace of mind or just let it go? All of this is really based on NOTHING. It's based on "well, there COULD be a chance" but that's not even based on statistics. She's like "well you could take another Maternt21 test" I said no. These tests are shams. haha 
  • mayflower513mayflower513
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    Ugh @ drove2u... it really doesn't ever end.  With me either, so I feel your pain!

    Personally, if it was me, I'd probably have the amnio.  Only because I'm such an anxious person/worrier and wouldn't get able to let it go.  But then I'd have anxiety over that.  Such a tough decision and I do not envy you for the position you're in.

    Upon more thinking... what does fetal fraction have to do with the ability for an ultrasound to "diagnose" an issue?  What type of chromosomal abnormality?  I don't know if I'm buying it.  And, my fetal fraction at 10.5 weeks was around 8.5% which isn't much higher and no one said anything about it being low.  I get that you were a bit farther along for this test, but shouldn't the information be the same conclusivity (probably just made up a word) no matter at what point in the pregnancy it's taken at?  Does that that make sense?
    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 just checked my MaterniT21 Plus report and it said fetal fraction 3% but my GC never said anything about it when she called with the results. They all came back normal.
    I also read that the percentage can change from day to day and the range can be 1-30%. I don't know how sensitive the test is and I think they worry only if it comes back with some kind of abnormality.

    I think the answer to wether or not to get an amnio depends on what you would do with the results. If the amnio will say something is wrong, what will you do? How will that affect your pregnancy. If the results are just for your personal knowledge, I personally wouldn't take the chance. If the results will determine the future of your pregnancy, I would probably do it.
    Anyway you look at it, this is not an easy decision and I am keeping my fingers gets crossed for uou all the way.
    Whatever you choose, we're here for you!
  • How far along? 22+5

    Appts this coming week? Nope

    How're you feeling this week? Ok. It's been a busy week so I'm tired, but nothing unexpected.

    Rants/Raves: The cravings are getting a bit ridiculous. I now crave Fanta pineapple. Don't ask.

    GTKY:  Are you dressing up for Halloween? Not really but I do have a Halloween shirt I can wear, though no one will see under the jacket.

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