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2nd Trimester Check-In w/o Oct 22

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Happy Monday ladies!  This is a weekly check in for the mamas who have made it to the 2nd trimester!!! If you are in weeks 14-27, feel free to join in on the weekly fun. 

  • How far along are you?
  • How are you feeling this week? 
  • Rants/Raves/Questions?
  • Any upcoming appointments? 
  • GTKY: What's your favorite halloween candy (or any candy)? What's your least favorite?
  • Feel free to share a HDBD pic!

Mommies to be:

@LynnNJ 2/2 BOY!

@mayflower513 2/4 BOY!

@darkstar42 2/13 BOY!

@More14 2/17 GIRL!

@JamieH2000 2/20 BOY!

@halips 2/24 BOY!

@Drove2u 3/23 BOY!

@kristimh80 3/28 GIRL!

@uterusdreams 3/29 GIRL!

@scikap 4/2 FINDING OUT!

@madasm0530 4/20 BOY!

Please, also let me know if I can add any updates to the list, and include your EDD if it's your first time posting here! ❤❤❤

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

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  • How far along? 25 weeks!

    How are you feeling this week? Ok.  The reflux has started at night and while I took Zantac all throughout my last pregnancy and I know it’s “safe”, I’m trying to not take it for some reason.  Also... constipation and bum pain :neutral: I ordered Miralax on amazon and will start taking it.  I was drinking caffeinated coffee for a few weeks until the irregular heartbeat started but then switched back to decaf and I definitely am not as “regular” as when I drink the high test.  I also still get some bad side stitch type pain that lingers for a few minutes.  Aaand bending over is getting hard.

    Rants/Raves/Questions? None right now.

    Any upcoming appointments? Ultrasound/Doppler/diabetes next Thursday.

    GTKY: What's your favorite halloween candy (or any candy)? What's your least favorite? I like sour candy lately... sour skittles or mike and Ikes.  Or Reese’s or kit kats!

    Feel free to share a HDBD pic! Pic from this morning.  Ignore the dirty mirror! I swear I cleaned it.


    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

    more14kristimh80darkstar42northbeach3
    • How far along are you? 22w3day
    • How are you feeling this week? Pretty good! I've been having some minor swelling of my hands/feet and hip/thigh/bum pain when sleeping, but nothing too bad right now. In the last 2 weeks I've suddenly started to feel large and in charge though lol
    • Rants/Raves/Questions? Has anyone started planning showers? My Ohio family has our shower scheduled for Thanksgiving weekend and our Illinois family is doing the shower on Dec 9. 
    • Any upcoming appointments? OB on Nov 3
    • GTKY: What's your favorite halloween candy (or any candy)? What's your least favorite? I'm not a huge sweets person, BUT if I was forced to eat candy it would be Heath/Skor bars, candy corn, or Take 5. I don't like anything like gummy bears, with nougat ,or licorice. 
    @mayflower513 You have the cutest bump!! I had really bad constipation in the first tri. I started taking daily fiber supplements and eating 2 prunes a day too. It's done the trick and I've been fairly regular since then. I hope the miralax helps!!
    *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 
    kristimh80mayflower513darkstar42
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  • How far along are you?
    17 weeks

    How are you feeling this week? 
    Good. A lot of tugging and pulling sensations in my belly. Stuff's really starting to grow! I finally feel like I have a bump that doesn't completely disappear between meals :)

    Rants/Raves/Questions?
    I took a group of girls camping this past weekend (I'm a brownie leader, which is girl guides aged 7&8) and I survived! I agreed to go because I figured at 16-17 weeks I'd still be okay to sleep in a sleeping bag and have some energy for the kids. Luckily I was right. The other adults let me head to bed early every night, and took care of any heavy lifting, which was much appreciated! I think I will be retiring from brownie related activities in the near future though. 

    Any upcoming appointments? 
    Anatomy scan on Nov 7. Can't wait to find out if we're having a boy or girl!

    GTKY: What's your favorite halloween candy (or any candy)? What's your least favorite?
    Favourite candy is definitely coffee crisp. And rockets.

    Feel free to share a HDBD pic!
    I need to get going on this! Will share later. 
    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


    mayflower513darkstar42
  • @halips
    Have you tried those candy corn white chocolate m'm's? They keep calling my name...(I'm not a big candy person either but I do like candy corn!)
    ~~ 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 No, but they sounds good! I might have to pick some up and try them!
    @scikap so glad you were able to go camping and not be super stressed or worn 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 
    • How far along are you? 17w4d
    • How are you feeling this week? Feeling good. Can’t decide if my bump is is starting to pop or it’s all the crap food from this long road trip. 
    • Rants/Raves/Questions? Happy I got to see a lot of old friends and my mom this weekend. Currently almost at the end of this 16 hr road trip. My butt hurts from sitting..my rant lol
    • Any upcoming appointments? Nothing til AS on the 1st and reg OB on the 2nd. 
    • GTKY: What's your favorite halloween candy (or any candy)? What's your least favorite? Favorite is Reese’s cups and butterflingers. 
    About baby showers. Nothing planned yet, but we may do a small on after Xmas when my in laws are in town. 
    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



    mayflower513darkstar42
    • How far along are you? 23+1
    • How are you feeling this week? More of the same as past weeks. A little more tired because I wake up at 5 to pee and it takes a while to fall asleep again, but that's ok.
    • Rants/Raves/Questions? Nope
    • Any upcoming appointments? Glucose challenge next week
    • GTKY: What's your favorite halloween candy (or any candy)? What's your least favorite? KitKat and twizzlers ATM, but with this pregnancy things change on a daily basis.
    kristimh80
    • How far along are you? 18 weeks—which the Bump reminded me I’m exactly halfway through the pregnancy today.
    • How are you feeling this week? Fine! Physically, a super easy pregnancy.
    • Rants/Raves/Questions? Hmmmm…let me think…well this is neither but I’m finally starting to feel better about the baby’s health. Of course Ill feel even better after the anatomy scan and fetal echo. We have pretty much told all of our family and friends. Not FB or IG official yet and probably won’t be until the AS and Fetal Echo. I’m just too nervous to make it public like that to over 600 people who some are just acquaintances of course. And if something DID happen with the baby it would be none of their business. Meanwhile, we’re traveling to Phoenix next week. It’s work travel but I’m taking DH and DD with me and we’re making a little vacation out of it.  Also, not sure if I’ve told you guys, but I’ve been congested and using Afrin daily for literally over 2 years. I finally saw an ENT and found out I have a deviated septum which is why I can’t breathe and will most likely need surgery after the baby’s born. For now, the ENT said to use Flonase and Afrin as needed.
    • Any upcoming appointments?  Not this week.
    • GTKY: What's your favorite halloween candy (or any candy)? What's your least favorite? I like most chocolate everything. Don’t judge me but I absolutely hate candy corn. Also whoppers. Lol.

    Will send over a bump pic soon from the work bathroom.

     

    mayflower513 you look so adorable. My bump is as big as yours and im like 7 weeks behind you. Are you still on decaf? I’ve been drinking coffee throughout this pregnancy. Just 1-1.5 cups a day. That’s the one thing I can’t give up now, unless of course the doc tells me to.

     

    halips that’s so awesome that your shower is planned! I wish I could have a second one. Hahaha.

     

    scikap you’re a trooper! (get it?) for going on a camping trip! Can’t wait to see your bump!  Do you have a feeling if you’re having a boy or girl?

     

    kristimh80 I enjoyed seeing your pics on IG. I don’t post much but I’m a huge instastory user. Your AS is so soon!

     

    more14 Ooooh glucose test is coming up! Good luck! I thought for sure the first preg. I was diabetic since all I would eat was sweets. I mean so much candy and donuts and cakes. But no diabetes. This time I don’t have those cravings so not eating so many sweets but with my luck will probably have GD. Ha!


  • The bump is finally letting me log in and post!

    How far along are you?
    23 weeks tomorrow!
    How are you feeling this week?  Pretty decent. Starting to feel large. Went for a fall hike up some bluffs on Sunday and felt very out of breath and out of shape. Probably due to baby and just not working out. I am thinking of doing a pre-natal yoga class with a friend, but I am not sure its good to start something new when I haven't been working out? Thoughts?
    Rants/Raves/Questions? I am going to Denver this weekend to visit my sister (who is 6 weeks behind me) and then our mini baby moon is the following weekend in the FL keys. Each flight should only be 2-2.5hours, and I will try to get up at least once, so hopefully that will be good/safe. 
    Any upcoming appointments?  Not for two more weeks- at nearly 25 weeks. with all the trips and work stuff, i just couldn't make it in closer to 24 weeks. I feel like the 24 week appt is a little pointless since they just listen to the HB and ask if you have any questions.
    GTKY: What's your favorite halloween candy (or any candy)? What's your least favorite? Like some of you, I am sweet/sour candy girl (sweettarts, sour patch kids, starbursts, skittles, etc). I really don't like some chocolate like Almond joy or butterfinger.

    @mayflower513- looking good with that adorable bump! can't believe you (and alot of us) are getting so close to third tri!

    @halips- I am having a large family shower on 12/9 (with my sister, who is only in town then). I am having a work shower on 12/17 and then a small friends shower on 1/6. Its hard with the holidays, but I felt like any earlier was too early and any later (past 35 weeks) is getting too late.

    @scikap- good for you for going camping! I went around 15-16 weeks and it was fine. but now at 23 weeks, I think I would be getting uncomfortable. I can't wait for your AS!

    @kristimh80- that is a LONG roadtrip! Hopefully your last long one of the pregnancy!

    @drove2u- glad you are feeling better about the baby! The anatomy scan will hopefully be very reassuring! I waited until after our AS to post anything publicly about the baby too.
    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
    • How far along are you? 17 weeks, 4 days today
    • How are you feeling this week? Feeling good overall! Though, I've started waking up in the middle of the night because my left hip hurts (which is usually the side I sleep on). So that's annoying. Also, I need to get a bit more active I think, I have hardly worked out at all this whole pregnancy and I'm not planning to run a marathon or anything, but I need to start walking and just moving more in general, I think.
    • Rants/Raves/Questions? Rant: The main system I use at work (which is supported by an external vendor) appears to be down and they didn't give us any notice. Rave: I got a new cranberry orange tea and it's SO good!! 
    • Any upcoming appointments? Level 2 ultrasound on Monday, 10/26. I'm really excited and also nervous. I can't wait for it to be here!
    • GTKY: What's your favorite halloween candy (or any candy)? What's your least favorite? Currently I am obsessed with Reeses peanut butter pumpkins, I think they're so much better than regular Reeses peanut butter cups. In general I prefer chocolate candy, but I do love Skittles. Least favorite - I can't stand candy corn. I realize that may be polarizing haha.
    • Feel free to share a HDBD pic!
    @scikap - Sounds like your Brownie trip was fun! I'm a co-leader for my daughter's 1st grade Daisy troop, we haven't braved camping yet. 

    @mayflower513 - Love that bump!!

    @halips - Woohoo shower! Do you live in Ohio or in Illinois? I'm in IL, outside Chicago. I don't know if we're having a "shower" but one of my friends is going to throw me a "fertility party" and I'm really excited! (Think sugar cookies decorated like embryos, etc. Totally weird but it's going to be amazing.)



       
    kristimh80
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    @JamieH2000 Your upcoming trips sound like so much fun! Can't wait to hear how your baby moon goes! We had considered the keys as well, but didn't know is there was a zika issue still. But it's so pretty down there! 

    @Drove2u That's great that you can take tour family with you on your trip! Hate to hear about your septum! Hope you're able to get some relief of some kind til you are able to have the surgery. 

    @uterusdreams Oh my goodness...your fertility party sounds so cute! I'm with you, I've started making myself move more, even if it's just walking around my office more to get steps in. 

    I'm with you girls...can't stand candy corn!! For me, it's only good for decorations! 


    On the Babymoon subject....where is everyone planning to go?

    We originally were thinking Hawaii, but thinking may do a more of a quick flight place like Scottsdale or California coast / Palm Springs. I always feel like I have so much time, but it's all starting to go so quickly!
    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



    uterusdreams
  • Don't hate on the candy corn! <3 It's simply an acquired taste! :smiley:

    You guys are way braver than I was -- I basically camped out in my house for 9 months :wink:

    Of course, that was probably because I had traveled during my first BFP (I got the BFP literally the wednesday before we left for France for a month. I had two of my betas done in the town we were staying in...45 euros a pop, not bad!) and I had a MMC discovered the week after we got back after good betas thus far. I know it wasn't the travel's fault but I just have a mental block around traveling while pregnant as a result. 

    We're doing our first vacation since that trip next week -- Disney! I'm excited :smile: Sounds like everyone has some fun trips planned!  Our weather in FL is finally starting to cool off a bit so the Keys will be gorgeous and not too hot!

    @Drove2u
    My husband had that same surgery several years ago after years of congestion, allergies and nasal problems. He had the deviated septum and two large polyps. The surgery was a bit rough as far as recovery for the first day or two but since then, between his allergy shots and the allergy medicine he takes, he hasn't had any problems and can finally breath clearly. It is worth it, imo.

    ~~ 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!


    kristimh80
  • @kristimh80 16 hours, wow! Glad you're feeling ok for it! Hawaii sounds awesome, but the flight sounds terrible lol I had friends just come back from Scottsdale and said it;s gorgeous this time of year!
     
    @more14 good luck with the glucose testing!

    @Drove2u glad you're feeling better about baby! Have a "sprinkle" for you and baby! 

    @JamieH2000 sounds like were' having similar stuff! My work is throwing a party too, but I don't know when. They just told me to act surprised lol I totally get the not wanting to do it after 35 weeks, especially if any travel is involved!  
    Enjoy your trips, they both sounds like a great time!

    @uterusdreams   I'm in he NW suburbs outside Chicago. Was born and raised in NE Ohio though, so family is doing a  shower when I'm home for thanksgiving, I don't want to travel after that! I love the fertility party idea, so cute!!
    I've been waking up with hip pain/sore glut since about 18weeks. I'm sorry you're having it too. Let me know if you find anything that works to alleviate it!
    *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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    kristimh80uterusdreams
  • @Drove2u So cute!! I esp like your red face LOL  :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



  • @uterusdreams- omg the reeses pumpkins sound sooo good right now! The fertility party sounds fun! I'm sure it will be like a shower where people still bring gifts! While all the baby stuff doesn't seem so expensive after doing IF treatments, it will be nice to not have to buy everything that we need for baby!

    @kristimh80- yes based on what I read, FL and even the Bahamas are good for zika now! But I am still bringing my bug spray and probably will get freaked out if I get alot of bites haha. You should def go on a trip! When are you thinking?

    @mbradfo2- if I had a loss right after travel, i would feel the same way as yoU! But glad you are getting in a trip now. I hope its a blast!

    @halips- Have you tried a pregnancy pillow? I am starting to get sore hips/belly but I haven't splurged on a pillow yet. Just wondering if its worth it. Work showers (at least at my work) are the best since they are pretty low key and alot of people tend to contribute (probably just social pressure haha), so girls normally get some nice big items from their registry taken care of!

    @drove2u- aww looking so cute! I feel like you are carrying nice and high! I feel like mine is lower and looks more like a beer gut 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 Great to hear! Thinking either right before Christmas or some time in January. Least before 3rd trimester hits! 
    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 same with my work, everyone (even the men) contribute cash and then they end up buying a few larger gifts. And they are definitely low key, so no stress!  I do have a pregnancy pillow, but it doesn't seem to help for me. I've tried putting soft pillows under me, a folded duvet, more pillows btwn my feet etc. Nothing is working. I may try the chiropractor next to see if an adjustment helps. I'm waking up every hour to switch sides and stretch, it sucks! I've never been a side sleeper, so not sure if that's why it's harder for me or not. 
    *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 
  • @kristimh80- That sounds like perfect timing- somewhere warm when its so cold!!

    @halips- ; let me know if you try the chiropractor route. I have some bad upper back pain in the evenings and I wonder if its from worse posture throughout the day. I am also a back sleep. 23 weeks now and still waking up on my back often. I am going to talk to my OB and see if its really a big deal or not. I am not sure what I can do but force myself on my side with pillows, but then I think my sleep quality will definitely go down. 
    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 I still roll over unconsciously onto my back. I have a pillow betwen my knees, but I also bought a pregnancy wedge and put it behind me...so if I'm on my left side, I place the wedge (thin side) up against my hip area behind me so that when I inevitably roll onto my back, at least my right hip is propped up so it's no big deal. Seems to be working so far!
    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 

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  • @tosh24- I will have to look into the wedge pillow! I'm still not totally convinced how much of an issue back sleeping is if i am not waking up out of breath or feeling sick. Since everything I have heard its an issue for us before its a bloodflow issue for the baby. But I def want to ask the OB at my next appt in two weeks!
    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
  • I need to look into a wedge too! I'm still back sleeping and not having any real issues. I'll get a little hip pain here and there but about it. Wonder if it makes a difference with the type of bed you have. We have one of those that kind of molds to your body where you don't feel anyone else move in the bed. 
    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



  • If there are any FTM's here due in March. I started a FTM's thread in the March BMB / Birth Month Club. I know I've seen some PAIF's say they didn't find BMB's inviting, but I've had good luck on the March board. So thought I'd share in case any one wanted to try it out :) It stays busy like the IF boards. 
    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 and @tosh24 , I'll have to look into the wedge/some sort of pillow. It happened again last night, ugh. Stupid hip pain.
    Re: back sleeping, I thought that can be an issue later in pregnancy but really only once your belly gets pretty big/heavy?? Also, there's a reason that sleeping on the left side is recommended, right? But does anyone know why that is? 



       
  • About showers: we are planning one the week after xmas when my sister will be in town visiting, and may do another small one (let's say a sprinkle) later in the spring for anyone who can't make it to the first one. I'd prefer to have just one, but we're trying our best to please a lot of different people. Luckily I get to just sit back and let the planners (my sis and SIL) deal with it! There will probably be some kind of party at work as well before I leave. 
    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


    kristimh80halips
  • @halips I am in the Western Burbs (Glen Ellyn)! Can I ask who your fertility doctor was? (I feel like this has been discussed before so I'm sorry if I'm repeating things here.) I went through FCI with Dr. Sipe for this pregnancy but had previously gone to InVia and seen Dr. Klipstein.



       
  • The sleeping on your back is an issue because the weight of the uterus/baby cuts of blood flow to the placenta. I would not chance it if you can avoid it.  I actually have a wedge so I will try putting it behind me since I hate it in front of me anyway, good idea @tosh24!
    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
  • JamieH2000 typically prenatal yoga is pretty calm. I’m sure it would be fine to start. I mean I’m not your doc, so don’t take my word for it. I haven’t exercises in a while and went to one regular yoga class. Totally fine! That’s so fun that your sister is 6 weeks behind you. Have fun in Denver!

     

    uterusdreams whats a level 2 ultrasound? I love the idea of a fertility party! So fun!

     

    kristimh80 we’re not doing a babymoon. Just going to phoenix with the baby next week. Even the first time we didn’t have a real babymoon. My DH just tagged along with me on a work trip to Nashville and Austin but mostly because there could’ve been a chance I go into labor so he wanted to be close by. I did not go into labor there. Thank goodness!

    LOL-yes red face. You see my face on IG. This is such a public forum and we’re not public about our fertility issues.

     

    mbradfo2 I had a similar experience. With my first BFP which actually happened naturally and then never again…I was traveling for work to Canada and started bleeding mid-flight. I knew what was happening and was so upset. Had to continue on as normal and do all of my work stuff. Bought a bunch of preg tests and kept testing which were of course coming up positive. Called the doc etc. anyway it was quite awful. But I knew that the flight didn’t cause it. Or me traveling didn’t cause it. Talked to RE later when I started fertility treatments and a bunch of docs at OBGYN practice and everyone said being on a plane will not cause a miscarriage. So once I got my second BFP which stuck, I traveled on a monthly basis like I normally do. I can see how it can be scarring though and glad you are now taking a trip! It sounds like it’ll be a blast!

    That’s very encouraging about your DH’s surgery. Not looking forward to it but kinda am so I can breathe again. Haha

     

    @halips sprinkle isn’t a bad idea but I don’t think it’s going to happen honestly. My mom is pretty sick and I just don’t have the energy for it. Luckily one of my local friends has an almost one year old boy and will be giving me all of his clothes. Plus, I have all of the previous baby stuff. We will have to buy things like a double stroller and a couple of other things. But right now, whatever we can buy gender neutral for DD we are. Like gray  snow pants. Ha!

     

    scikap  so many parties! That sounds like so much fun! Enjoy it! I think having showers and celebrations after fertility treatments just makes it that much more special and meaningful.

    I'll try to check in again soon but enjoy the rest of the week everyone!! 
    kristimh80
  • @Drove2u Haha I get it! We aren't public with our IF issues either besides close friends / family know. I always thought one day I'd make one of those cute hearts out my needles, but they are still sitting in a bag lol I'd still count your little work trips with hubby and baby a mini baby moon! Least for them it's like a vaca and you're away from home to relax a little together <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



  • halipshalips
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    @uterusdreams ; I live in Elgin but work in Hinsdale, so pass Glen Ellyn almost every day!  My main RE was Dr. Jacobs (at  FCI Hoffman) but I did all my monitoring in Oak Brook/Hinsdale so I've met Dr. Sipe. :)
    *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 
    uterusdreams
  • @JamieH2000 @tosh24 @uterusdreams just bought my wedge on Amazon. Fingers crossed for some miracles! lol
    *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 
    uterusdreams
  • @drove2u- I am leaning towards the yoga. I was just reading about pelvic floor/kegels and was thinking maybe yoga could help with some of that abdominal strength!

    @halips- any chance you could share a link? the ones I am seeing on amazon look shorter and more for lounging up right in bed?
    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
  • *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 
  • @halips- thanks!! I was thinking of getting a u shaped one like your second link. But they are NOT cheap! think i need to ask my mom friends if anyone has one i can try just in case I really don't like it!
    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 I have this one Boppy Pregnancy Wedge with Jersey Slipcover, Scalloped Trellis White https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N06ZFIX/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_lhp0BbH9W7AJW

    and I agree on the u shaped one being expensive - I haven’t bought one because I’m trying so hard not to because it’s so expensive!
    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 If you want to try out some prenatal yoga on your own first, here's a couple of decent youtube videos. These are beginner friendly and you can see if you like it! I've been trying to do it mostly at home in the mornings using free videos, and I might try to find a real class nearby at some point. 



    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


  • @mayflower513 I was just looking at that on Amazon yesterday! Do you find it helpful? Last night I tried my best to stay off my back, but I'd wake up because my arm hurts trying to sleep on my side, etc and wasn't fun 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 don’t know how helpful it was. I still ended up on my back but it wasn’t uncomfortable so maybe it’s enough of an angle that the weight moves to the side.  I hear you... I am normally a stomach sleeper so I seriously struggle right now!!  Between my arm and my hips.  I find it I make sure my shoulder is not on the pillow but under or in front of it it seems to help the shoulder pain.
    Pregnancy TickerAbout me: *TW*

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

  • @mayflower513- thanks for sharing that! I may have to try that one out first since its so much cheaper! Also, alot of my friends OBs told them its more of a myth about sleeping on your back.. so its hard to know how concerned I should be! I think i will try not stress until i talk to my OB in 2 weeks. Baby is only 1lb right now, so really not heavy compared to what it will be later!

    @scikap- thank you for sharing! I am going to try it out! Of course part of the draw of the class is my pregnant friend is doing it and when I pay, I am more likely to actually leave work and go ;)


    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
  • @Drove2u It's a very detailed ultrasound - pretty similar to a "normal" anatomy scan from what I understand, but they can target specific areas and look more closely at things. So I'm having this with MFM at a nearby hospital instead of at my OB's office. 



       
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