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2nd Trimester Check-in w/o | Nov. 12th

Happy November!  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? EDD?
  • How are you everyone feeling this week? 
  • Rants/Raves/Questions?
  • Any upcoming appointments? 
  • GTKY:  Are you doing any DIY things for your nursery or having something made? 
  • Feel free to share a HDBD pic!
Congrats to @mayflower513  & @LynnNJ  for reaching 3rd tri this week! We will miss you!! <3 

Mommies to be:

@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 BOY!

@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! ❤❤❤


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



Re: 2nd Trimester Check-in w/o | Nov. 12th

  • Happy Monday, everyone!! 
    • How far along? EDD? 20 weeks, 3 days today. EDD still 3/29!
    • How are you everyone feeling this week? Feeling pretty good, I've felt like I'm coming down with a cold for the last several days but I can't tell if it's legit or just that I have more boogers lately (which I know can be a lovely and glamorous pregnancy effect). But knock on wood, I still feel okay and am functioning normally!
    • Rants/Raves/Questions? Raves - we just had a family weekend up in Door County and it was SO nice and relaxing. The perfect little wintery getaway. Rants - I want coffee, but I think my coffee aversion is coming back, so I'm mad at the fact that I want it because it doesn't actually sound good. I think what I really want is just to feel more awake, but I guess I just need to suck it up. ;) 
    • Any upcoming appointments? Blood draw tomorrow to check my thyroid levels. Fetal echo 2 weeks from today!
    • GTKY:  Are you doing any DIY things for your nursery or having something made? I would like to do a few DIY things within our theme (which I think is going to be animals/balloons, soft pinks/purples). Specifically I want my 7 y/o daughter to make something to hang up in the room, but beyond that I don't know details yet.
    • Feel free to share a HDBD pic! I need to take one and then I will!



       
    kristimh80mayflower513darkstar42
  • @uterusdreams FX you're not getting sick! Last week I had 2 nights where my head was stuffy, luckily mucinex helped! Not sure what supplements you are on, but I added in extra D3 and Omega 3 to my prenatal and I've had more energy the past week that before pregnancy. It could just be a fluke lol

    @halips Awe your little one looks so cute! I'm looking forward to Monday's 2nd AS in hopes they'll give me decent pics. The last one like yours, baby's hand was by her face and looked like she had a beak  :D Love the idea of having people / animal pics in the room. I never had heard it helped.
    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 good luck on the blood draw today! I love the idea of having your daughter make something to display in baby's room too!

    @kristimh80 our little guy constantly has his hands by his face, we have a beak picture too LOL I hope you get some great pics next time!!
    *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
    • How far along? EDD? 20 weeks 4 days
    • How are you everyone feeling this week? Feeling pretty good...energy is back again.
    • Rants/Raves/Questions? Rave: Had a good weekend with old friends. Rant: This rainy weather stinks. 
    • Any upcoming appointments? Monday is 2nd AS. Hopefully she cooperates this time and isn't a wild child. 
    • GTKY:  Are you doing any DIY things for your nursery or having something made? Thinking of maybe a large picture frame with a mini flower wall type thing in it with baby's name on it for above the crib. Leaning towards neutral colors, so when she's older she can still use it even if wants to change colors of her room.
    • Feel free to share a HDBD pic.
    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
  • @kristimh80 Thanks for the suggestions - I think we actually have Mucinex at home but I'll have to check. The stuffiness is always worst right when I wake up and then at night, so some relief at night might be helpful. And I'm glad you have some energy back!!

    @halips thank you! And I just read through your history after seeing your "due to my history" comment, and holy cow - you have been through the wringer, lady. So glad all is looking good! Sending huge hugs!



       
    kristimh80
  • Thanks @kristimh80 and @halips!  I'm glad everyone is doing well and I love the ideas for the nurseries!  Adorable US pic @halips!
    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

    halipskristimh80
  • @uterusdreams thank you!  For your stuffiness, have you tried a netti pot?

    @kristimh80 your picture frame with baby's name sounds super cute!
    *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
  • Just wanted to check in real quick and say hi. Got back from Phoenix and then had a busy weekend and now catching up at work. Anatomy scan tomorrow. Hope to write a real post soon!! 
    darkstar42
  • How far along? EDD?
    20 weeks (April 1)

    How are you everyone feeling this week? 
    Pretty good! I also have had some sniffles which I'm glad haven't turned into a cold or anything so far.

    Rants/Raves/Questions?
    Had an OB appointment today with follow-up on my anatomy scan last week. All good except they've detected some "floaters" in my amniotic fluid. OB said that I had a previous SCH that has now resolved itself (news to me! I guess no one thought to mention this at previous u/s, and I never had any bleeding or anything!) and that residual internal bleeding from the SCH probably accounts for the floaters. She said it should clear up on its own, but also sent me for a load of blood work to check for possible infections. Anyone have experience with this?? (If you google this, it comes up with some scary stuff about "amniotic sludge", which is debris located above the cervix that is associated with preterm labor. But, I don't think that's what I have - my OB described it more as debris scattered all throughout, making the ultrasound look "snowy" rather then clear). OB didn't seem overly concerned about it, just something to keep an eye on I think. 

    GTKY:  Are you doing any DIY things for your nursery or having something made? 
    Not yet - what a nice idea! I did come across a service that will print a picture of the night sky for a particular date & location. We're thinking about doing this for the baby's birth day, especially since we're thinking of moon & stars nursery decor. 

    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


    darkstar42kristimh80
  • @uterusdreams- I LOVE Door County! Except part of the fun is always the wineries, which we can't really do right now :) I love camping at Peninsula State Park in the summer! I really hope you aren't coming down with a cold!

    @halips- feeling movement is the best! Mine is still pretty sporadic, but has definitely picked up over the past week or two. Love the pic and glad baby is measuring ahead if you have to be induced a little early!

    @kristimh80- love your nursery decoration idea. You should post a picture once you have it done (no rush!) Also, thanks for starting us out this week!

    @scikap- its always something it seems? Glad your OB isn't concerned and I would agree with you- hopefully it means you get an extra scan! I may not have anymore and that is kinda crazy to think about!

    How far along? EDD? I am 25+5 today! 
    How are you everyone feeling this week?  Pretty good. Still having some issues sleeping with the frequent bathroom trips (3-4 per night). Also, this weekend, baby seems to have decided its time to get up after the 4am bathroom trip. He won't stop kicking (which I love), but I wasn't able to fall asleep again yesterday so that made for a tired Sunday.
    Rants/Raves/Questions? After checking out a few furniture stores, DH gave in and we picked out our glider at BBB. I really wanted one with a gliding ottoman as well. WIth the 20% off, we got it for $520, which doesn't seem too bad. My first shower is in 1 month, and really hoping to dive into nursery set up during Christmas break.
    Any upcoming appointments? Nothing until 11/30 when I get to have so much doing doing the GD test, Rhogam shot and TDAP vaccine. Needle pokes are nothing after all the IVF though ;)
    GTKY:  Are you doing any DIY things for your nursery or having something made?  Hmmm i am sure we will end up with some DIY something, but the big things that comes to mind is I want to put in a closet organizer system (probably from Ikea). So we won't really DIY it- but will definitely need to create it out of whatever we can find. Probably time to get some ideas from Pinterest. I am also looking for some cool world maps cut from metal or something from Etsy to go with our Coastal/Nautical/Travel theme.

    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
    mayflower513darkstar42kristimh80bpietronicco
  • @scikap hopefully your sniffles and floaters both amount to nothing! I love the night sky idea, so cute!!

    @JamieH2000 the frequent bathroom trips have started for me again too. I was hoping it would wait until at least 30 weeks lol Picking out your glider must have been so much fun, your first shower will be here before you know it! Did your OB recommend DH get the TDaP too?
    *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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  • kristimh80kristimh80
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    @JamieH2000 ; ugh, my bathroom trips at night are starting up again too! We are also about to get our glider at BBB. I found the same one at a big furniture store here, but can't beat the price with their coupon! Your shower sounds like fun!! We are also doing a brunch shower with only family right after Xmas while DH's family is 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



  • @halips I haven't tried the Neti Pot yet, but I do have one - so thank you for the reminder!

    @JamieH2000 I know, I love their wineries, too! We did buy a few bottles of their wine to enjoy after this little one gets here, but didn't do any actual winery stuff. We stayed in Egg Harbor so not too far from Peninsula State Park (I think). And thank you, I'm crossing fingers that this doesn't turn into anything. So far so good, knock on wood!



       
    halips
    • How far along? EDD? 21 weeks, 4 days
    • How are you everyone feeling this week?  Feeling great so far. Feeling the baby move more and more. 
    • Rants/Raves/Questions? Had an anatomy scan yesterday and everything looked great! After all that drama with my OBGYN and her telling me something is wrong with my baby it’s nice to get reassurance. We even got a 3D picture which I never got before so that was really cool. Also we’re slowly starting to think if we want a scheduled C-Section. I had wound up with a c-section the first time. And now with our daughter and figuring out child care for her during labor, I’m wondering if it would be best for us to schedule all of that in advance. It could be less stressful that way.
    • Any upcoming appointments? Have a fetal echo and regular Obgyn appt. Also found out yesterday I will need 3 growth scans due to all that drama. They’re just taking precautions now. Baby seems to be growing on schedule so far though.
    • GTKY:  Are you doing any DIY things for your nursery or having something made? We haven’t even discussed where we’re going to put him yet. We have the space but it’s awkward. We have a huge master bedroom upstairs as well as my daughters room. And then we have a spare bedroom downstairs. Obviously, we don’t want to put any of the kids downstairs. So we have to decide what we’re going to do still.

    uterusdreams sounds like you had a nice getaway. Wintry?? Was it snowing there? I think our fetal echos will be around the same time. Hope you ended up not getting sick.

     

    Thanks for taking over @kristimh80 you rock!!  
    congrats on moving to 3rd tri @mayflower513 ; and @LynnNJ can’t wait to join you over there.

     

    halips I love your US pic! So cute! And love your picture frame ideas for the nursery.

     

    kristimh80 good luck with your second AS.

     

    scikap glad the debris they found was nothing. And OMG! I love the moon and stars theme. Sooo freakin cute!

     

    JamieH2000 what is the Rhogam shot? You’re almost in third tri!! Whoo hoo!!


    bpietroniccomayflower513darkstar42
  • @JamieH2000
    Did you see this seller on etsy?  https://www.etsy.com/shop/3DWoodMaps?ref=l2-shopheader-name   The maps look really cool! A little pricey but a really nice piece of art for your house just in general, I think. 

    One of my favorite nursery pieces is our crib -- a white metal Larkin crib from C&B. Also got the toddler rail for it at the same time (which you should probably do when getting your cribs since who knows if they'll still make the crib in a few years). It has a nice classic look to it, very vintage. I was so excited when I saw Joanna Gaines (interior decorator celeb) used the same crib in her own nursery!! My husband didn't appreciate my happiness that a professional designer picked out the same crib as me....he still thinks it's "plain" and "boring". 

    But I do recommend a splurge on a super nice and comfy glider or rocker -- you'll be using that ALOT and you'll appreciate it. We got ours (slightly oversized gray fabric reclining rocker) from lazyboy and it has a stain guard on it as well + free repairs/replacements/cleaning for the first 5 years or something like that. It was pretty much the only thing I agreed to buy for the nursery prior to her birth because I was so afraid of jinxing myself. My husband insisted we had to buy it because they take a month or two to make them and deliver. Glad I did as it arrived just a week after she was born early!




    ~~ 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!


  • @Drove2u so glad your AS went well! I have growth scans every 4 weeks now with my MFM, and I love it. It's so reassuring to see baby boy more often! So hopefully having more is equally reassuring for with, especially with all the crap you've been through! 
    How was your recovery from your first c-section? I'm not scared to have a vaginal birth, but for some reason the idea of a c-section terrifies me. I think it's the recovery I'm worried about?
    *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 
    bpietronicco
    • How far along? EDD?  14 weeks today / 5-15 with a little boy!!
    • How are you everyone feeling this week?  Feeling okay- got a little nervous this week so asked to go in and get a Doppler check and all was good.  Hard to wait 4 weeks when you are used to going every week.  Got a massive headache yesterday that is still lingering today. 
    • Rants/Raves/Questions? Nope 
    • Any upcoming appointments?  Next appt is in 3 weeks. 
    • GTKY:  Are you doing any DIY things for your nursery or having something made? Would love to be creative but never turns out well.  Don’t know what we are doing for nursery yet- probably will wait until baby is born. 
    • Feel free to share a HDBD pic!  Can’t really see a full fledged bump yet as I have a little extra fluff. 



  • @scikap I love the moon/stars theme! Were you looking at Night Sky? I got my sister & her husband a print from them for their wedding (it was the night sky/location of the evening they got engaged) and it was so well done. 

    @Drove2u Yes, it was so nice - and very wintry! It snowed most of the day Friday and then the snow stayed the rest of the time we were there. When is your fetal echo? I'm excited and nervous for mine - excited because the level 2 was reassuring, but still nervous. Hoping the next two weeks go by quickly for us!!

    @bpietronicco Welcome to 2nd tri!! (Sorry if I missed you last week.) Sorry about the headache, pregnancy headaches suck. :( 

    Random rave to add to this thread: I made this two nights ago and it's my new favorite recipe. I'm eating leftovers for lunch right now and am actually sad that it's almost gone.  :'(
     https://iowagirleats.com/2016/08/17/potsticker-noodle-bowls/



       
  • @halips- my OB didn't say anything about DH, but I'm pretty sure its recommended for them to get it too? I wonder if he comes along to my appointment can they just give him one too? or would he need to set up a whole appointment with a seperate doctor (he actually doesn't have a primary care right now).

    @kristmh80- which glider did you decide on? I believe mine is call the Paxton Glider. I couldn't find a pic online.

    @uterusdreams- smart to have some wine on hand after! I may need to restock after the past few months- DH has been drinking my wine!

    @drove2u- SO glad everything is looking good! I sure hope your OB learned a lesson about being more careful what she says to patients in the future! The rhogam shot is when you have negative blood type and the baby could maybe be positive. Your OB would def tell you if you needed it!

    @mbradfo2- those maps are so cool! I have seen some in person and I just love looking at them. Also that is so cool about your crib. I love Chip and Joanna!

    @bpietronicco- welcome! glad your OB is good and will get you in when you need reassurance. I loved having the home doppler and by 15 weeks, it should be good accurate for you!

    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
  • @halips my OB today said any adults/young adults that will be around baby should get the Tdap.  I just got mine today.  They said after 27 weeks.
    Pregnancy TickerAbout me: *TW*

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

    halips
  • @JamieH2000 It's the Westwood Aspen Swivel Glider and Power recliner. 
    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



  • mbradfo2 about splurging on a nursery chair. I used it every night/middle of night/morning to feed and now with an almost 2 year old we use it to read books before bed. Keeping it around for the second too obviously.

     

    halips thanks. I guess because of the poor blood test results I was receiving they want to make sure my placenta is ok…ie baby is growing ok. So it’ll be good. Honestly, I hated c-section recovery but I’ve never had a vaginal birth. One of my friends had a 3rd degree tear during vaginal birth with her first, a c-section with her second kid and a scheduled c-section with her third. She said she would prefer a c-section any day over a 3rd degree tear. It wasn’t so bad in the hospital because you have a remote control bed. Lol. But once you get home, it’s crazy how it’s so hard to do anything. They tell you not to even lift a gallon of milk at first. But I was. I was also walking up and down the stairs as soon as I get home. I think that helped with my recovery. You can’t drive for like 2 weeks. So all of that is just an annoyance. The gas pains were horrendous. I thought I was going through labor again. So I took some heavy duty gas pills and those worked wonders. I took all my pain killers and tried to be as comfortable as possible. I mean it’s kind of a major surgery but at the same time I don’t know what a 3rd degree tear feels like. I’m still debating if I want to do a scheduled c section because practically and logistically it makes sense for us.

     

    uterusdreams  my fetal echo is on Dec 3. How about yours? Thanks for the recipe!! We cook a lot. We’ve also been cooking from the delivery service Plated which I love.

     

    JamieH2000 ah yes! Now I know about that shot. One of my friends had to take it too. I didn’t realize what it was called.

     

    Is anyone on the east coast and get hit with this snow storm? IT was so awful. I left work in NYC at 12:15pm and didn’t get home until right before 4pm. So many stranded cars, accidents. Today I’m working from home, thank goodness.


  • @JamieH2000 Walgreens provides them! That's actually where Hubby and I are going to get ours. I was told anytime btwn 27-26 weeks too. 
    @Drove2u if you know you'e having a c-section, then scheduling it would make complete sense! I'm not sure if your experience has made me more worried or comfortable should it have to happen for me LOL
    @mayflower513 thanks! That's what I had heard too, but OB didn't say it specifically so I was wondering. 

    So... I have a rant... my workplace has been fantastic with any accommodations I may have needed so far in my pregnancy (mainly just dr appts so far). This week I met with my Village Manager, HR and my staff to talk about my leave, knowing it will start in Feb. They are still being fantastic about making sure my staff have proper support, that I can be flexible with coming back etc. They even had a lock installed on my office door, and blinds on my windows so I can use my office to pump privately once I am back at work. HR also ordered me a mini fridge for my office, so I can store my breast milk separate from the workplace fridge/lunches. Well, today that mini fridge was delivered and set up in my office. A coworker asked why I had it, and I explained. She then said "well that's just ridiculous, back in  my time we stopped breast feeding when we went back to work or we just stored in with everyone else's stuff. She then asked me in a mocking voice, "what other accommodations are you going to need". And since I'm not one to be pushed around, I very plainly said "anything the law says I'm entitled too". She's an admin for another department, and sits outside my office in a common area. I can now hear her whispering to another admin about this. I'm just astounded at the reaction she is having. I don't want to involve her boss or HR, but goodness, this is ridiculous and juvenile! Any suggestions?
    *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 
  • lol @halips sorry, I didn't mean to scare you. Let's put it this way. I'm willing to have another c-section if that's what makes sense for my family. so it wasn't THAT bad that I would never do it again. Also, I can choose to do it vaginally this time if I wanted and let my water break at its own time etc. But the thing is, with my first labor it was 72 hours, I pushed for 3 hours and STILL wound up with a c-section. I just don't have that time this time around with a 2 year old. I can't afford to be in the hospital for a week and have child care for  a week. So that's why we're thinking of a scheduled c-section because it'll be the fastest. 

    On to your workplace...wow wow wow! that is just ridiculous!! I think that is so awesome though that your job is trying to make you as comfortable as possible. Although it must be really frustrating and maybe even a little hurtful to hear your co-worker talk like that, I say SCREW her!! She may just be jealous. sorry you have to deal with the whispers. that's no fun and you shouldn't have to deal with that. 
  • @halips
    People need to learn to mind their own beeswax -- "in my day" la dee dah...she's just a negative nancy and jealous probably!

    I had a c-section and my recovery was super smooth and fast. I had some pain the first couple of days but it was nothing major. Everyone is different!  I would do one again if we were to have more kiddos. I actually chose the c-section over having to continue inducing labor (12 hours of that was enough for me, thank you very much) and I'm very happy I did so. It was fast, recovery was good and baby was healthy. All in all, a perfect birth for me!
    ~~ 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!


  • @halips Your work people sound amazing!!! My boss had them install a door on big office room closet area for pumping, so if I go back sooner than later, I plan to take full advantage of that! As for your negative nancy, screw her old butt. She's a hater and just needs something to whine and complain about. I mean, she's not even apart of your section or group, so shouldn't even care. Your office doing all of this for you benefits everyone. You'll still  be able to work and take care of baby needs at the same time. 
    TTC #1 since April 2015
    June 2016 - CP
    2017 - Medicated Cycles & IUI's
    IVF w/ PGS  - January 2018
    FET #1 - April 2018 - BFN
    ERA Cycle May / June 2018
    ERA Biopsy June 2018 ~ Results: receptive (no change)
    FET #2 - July 2018 - BFP <3 Beta #1 - 137 Beta #2 - 410
    U/S #1 7wk1d - HB 144 U/S #2 9w1d HB 166
    Anatomy Scan 1st 11/2/18 2nd AS 11/19
    EDD March 28, 2019
    Baby Girl born 3/26/19  <3



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    @Drove2u that makes me more comfortable! Thank you!
    @mbradfo2 Thank you for the feedback. I don't know why c-section make me so nervous! and even though it was at 18 weeks, I've been through full labor and delivery already, so you'd think that would make me more nervous! 
    @kristimh80 thank you! My workplace has been great, this woman just threw me for a huge loop 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 
    kristimh80
  • @halips I bet...kill her with kindness from now on and throw her back off her rocker  ;)
    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



    halips
  • @halips that's unbelievable, what a jerk!! I mean... why does she care? And your response was perfect. Though I would also suggest that you use your mini fridge to store delicious desserts in and then eat them while looking her in the eye and not offering to share. Though I suppose @kristimh80 suggesting to kill her with kindness is more appropriate. ;)

    @Drove2u my fetal echo is November 26, so only 10 days away now! Eeek! And let me know if you like the recipe. I'm thinking of making it for a work potluck next week since it reheats really well. 



       
    kristimh80mayflower513
  • @uterusdreams that's a great idea! Especially since she frequently comes into my office looking for a snack or piece of gum etc. lol  @kristimh80 must be much nicer than me ;)
    oh, and I have tried the recipe you posted. It's SOOOO good. But anything with an Asian flare is delicious to me! I say make it for the potluck!
    *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
  • @halips Not nicer, I'm just use to dealing with crazy buyers where I've learned to smile when I wanna tell them to bug off! Plus, some times it's more fun to annoy them being nice when they are hateful. It irritates people like that so much because they don't get the response they expect! 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



    halips
  • @kristimh80 so true! 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 
  • @kristimh80 is onto something for sure, it is fun to watch people get confused when you're super nice to them after they've been a jerk to you! haha

    @halips I'm glad you loved the recipe! I've decided I am making it for the potluck for sure. :-D



       
    halips
  • Sorry I have been a little Mia- we had a bleeding scare on Thursday but had an ultrasound done and baby was fine and heartbeat strong and they couldn’t find an active bleed anywhere.   It’s going to be a long 25.5 weeks.  

    @halips that is amazing what your company is doing for you!! 



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