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  • @mayflower513 lol maybe! I have a long torso, so I feel like she stretches out and looks more like an egg  :D

    @halips  Hope your appt today goes well!

    @JamieH2000 Will be thinking of you, please keep us posted! Hopefully, there is something they can do to help bring your BP down easily. 


    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 Thinking about you!
    Hopeful_mom
  • halipshalips
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    @tosh24 thinking of you! Hope you're doing well and baby is here!

    @JamieH2000 Ugh, so sorry to hear this! I hope they can intervene with meds for a little longer to help lower your bp. Keeping you in my thoughts!

    @kristimh80 ; thanks!! :)

    @mayflower513 you do have the cutest bump! 

    *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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  • mbradfo2mbradfo2
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    @JamieH2000
    Ugh, hope they're able to keep baby baking a bit longer!  Have you picked a pediatrician yet? If so, maybe they can chat with you over the phone so you can give them a heads up about what's going on so they're prepared when baby arrives and they can give you some reassurance :smile:  We see TONS of 32-35 week preemies due to pre-E or pregnancy-induced hypertension and they typically do just fine :smile:


    @halips

    And yeah, once you get to 35 weeks, most doctors will just deliver if you have pregnancy-induced hypertension or pre-E, especially if they don't feel confident about keeping your risks down. For the baby and mom, it's not worth the risk just to get to 37 weeks since most late pre-term babies do as well as full term babies these days, especially if their size is on track for their age. My MFM was willing to push it to 37 weeks but only if my labs were perfect (which they weren't).

    It's a little scary to think about the possibilities of what could happen beforehand but I promise those will all fly from your mind once baby is here, whether they need NICU time or not. You will just be full of love for that little one :smile:

    @tosh24
    Looking forward to seeing your little one! Hope all is going smoothly :smile:

    As a reminder to all the ladies getting ready to deliver, we have a PAIF Graduates thread AND a closed Facebook group -- the Facebook group is where most of the action is!  https://www.facebook.com/groups/563424387441169/
    ~~ 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!


  • @tosh24
    So precious! Get lots of baby snuggles in but get some rest too :smile:

    Don't fret too much about the name; we had 1 week old who still didn't have a name in our practice haha  names were the reason I'm glad we ended up Team Pink -- my husband hated ALL the boy names I picked out.
    ~~ 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!


  • @tosh24- congrats girl! He is adorable!! Can’t wait to hear the name and glad labor is over! Did you do an epidural?

    @mbradfo2- I actually just called the pediatrician I wanted and she is expecting and due at the end of this month! So I’m gonna go with her partner. Sounds like I just call once the baby is born and we know when he will be out of the NICu. Sounds like the neonatologist will handle everything while in the Nicu. They most keep a lot of appointments open to get in babies right after they are born...

    Thanks for all the thoughts! We got it down to 138/93 so I will take that since it’s normal for me right now. Just crazy how it can go up and down and I can’t do anything about it. At this point, I’m pretty sure I won’t get out of here but hoping we can still make it to 34 weeks and maybe even beyond. Doing my best to take it day by day 
    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
    blackhottamalesmayflower513kristimh80darkstar42
  • @JamieH2000
    Yep, we squeeze babies in wherever we can in our scheduler. We also try to hustle babies to back once an exam room is free so you aren't out in the waiting room long! 

    The up/down thing is my anxiety issue with BP -- it'll be good once and then bad once again! Are they checking you every 1 hr manually or do you have one of those automatic cuffs that is scheduled to take BP every so often? My BP was much better on the automatic cuffs since I didn't have time to freak out and get anxious about it. 

    Are you bored out of your skull yet or are you keeping busy? I need to actually be in my home office to do any work so I just read online forums, books and slept while I was in the hospital. A little TV, but most tv is awful....I do remember watching the Walking Dead during my induction on Sunday pm XD Got caught up on all of the episodes haha
    ~~ 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!


  • @tosh24 Congratulations!!! He's the perfect little boy! So incredibility happy for you!!! 

    @JamieH2000 So good to hear your BP has come down! Little saying a little prayer that baby hangs on and cooks longer! His due date is my bday, so selfishly, I'm still rooting for you getting that day ;)
    TTC #1 since April 2015
    June 2016 - CP
    2017 - Medicated Cycles & IUI's
    IVF w/ PGS  - January 2018
    FET #1 - April 2018 - BFN
    ERA Cycle May / June 2018
    ERA Biopsy June 2018 ~ Results: receptive (no change)
    FET #2 - July 2018 - BFP <3 Beta #1 - 137 Beta #2 - 410
    U/S #1 7wk1d - HB 144 U/S #2 9w1d HB 166
    Anatomy Scan 1st 11/2/18 2nd AS 11/19
    EDD March 28, 2019
    Baby Girl born 3/26/19  <3



  • @tosh24 omgoodness congratulations!!  

    @jamieh2000 I’m so glad your numbers came down.  Keep cooking baby!!
    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

  • Hi everyone! I think I'm a day early joining this board, but I'm 28 weeks tomorrow, so I figured I'd come over and introduce myself. It's great to see a lot of familiar names over here! :) So...

    If you're just joining us please post a: 

    • Mini synopsis in your first post with your EDD - Hi! I'm 27w6d today, due 3/29/19 with a girl. I have a 7 year old daughter. We started trying for #2 when she was just over 2 years old, and after about 4 years of trying various things and ultimately 2.5 IVF cycles (had to stop one because I ovulated on my own), here we are! 
    • How many babies you are pregnant with - One.
    • If you know the gender(s) - Girl!
    • How you have been feeling in your 3rd tri - Overall I've been feeling pretty good lately, though I'm more physically tired these days. Also experiencing heartburn in full force - I feel like I can't eat more than a few bites without it flaring up and I also feel like it takes me forever to digest. 
    • How far along? EDD? See above :)
    • How is everyone feeling this week? Good, aside from the heartburn. 
    • Any upcoming appointments? In just a few hours - 1-hour glucose test, plus a growth ultrasound and then regular OB appointment. No idea if this OB appointment is just a quick 'how's it going' or if he's going to get all up in my business, which could be interesting as I'll have my daughter with me...
    • GTKY: Any New Years plans and/or resolutions? We had a fairly low-key NYE and a good holiday break overall (I was off work all of last week and part of this week, just went back yesterday). Resolutions are to be more active in my 3rd trimester (considering I've done hardly anything that would actually qualify as "exercise" so far, I would like to just get back into walking more and some low-impact stuff), and then especially after baby girl gets here, to focus on healthier food choices (I have been craving sweets so badly this whole pregnancy). Also, I'd like to read 2 books a month this year... we'll see how that goes!
    • Don't forget about HDBD or PIP your nursery! Here's a bump picture from Christmas - it's one of the ones we put on Facebook when we announced there last week!





       
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    Lurking from 2nd trimester 

    Congratulations @tosh24!!
  • @mbradfo2- that’s good to know they will squeeze us in!  Do most people interview the pediatricians at your place? I can’t do that now, but they sounded great in their videos online. They mostly do the automatic cuff here but in the clinic they would double check it manually sometimes. I kinda feel like the electric one can be higher for me
    aometimes but who knows! I have now been in here 3 full days and nights. So far I haven’t been to stir crazy or bored. Been keeping up on work a little (on leave now tho), watching tv and outlander on STARZ and reading a baby book. Lots of people have been texting and calling too. I’m sure it will get old soon, but so far doing good. 

    @kristimh80- is your bday 2/20?! Gosh I wish I could make it that far! They def won’t let me go past 1/30 now, but unless things are super stable, it will likely be sometime next week :( 

    @uterusdreams- welcome!! I hear you on the heartburn! It’s so miserable. I have been taking Zantac twice per day and it’s the only thing that helps. They told me to not take too many tums since it can be hard on the kidneys.
    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 Yep, that's my bday! Awe, on the bright side, you'll get to meet your little one soon!!! <3

     Question: Anyone get Braxton Hicks contractions? FTM here and noticed the last day or so what I think maybe them in my upper abdomen area. They aren't painful, just like little cramp-like feelings. Nurse asked me last week if I had any, so now I'm wondering if this is what they are. But I'm clueless!
    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 get them a lot.  My first pregnancy I started getting them at like 20 weeks.  It was an overall tightening with no pain whatsoever.  This time it’s tightening with some discomfort, the last week I get menstrual cramp feelings with them.  So I think it can vary - you’d definitely feel/see your belly tighten regardless of the rest though.
    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
    Yep, alot of parents will do "meet the doc" interviews but that's sorta a recent trend! Does your hospital have mandated NICU time depending on gestational age? I think they usually say anything less than 35 weeks has to have a period of observation/care in the NICU to make sure all is well, but I think every hospital is a little different. Maybe you'll just have to be in an step-down unit for feeding and growing!

    Are you still in observation in labor and delivery or did they move you over to a more permanent room? The observation bed gave me a horrrrrible backache. 

    ~~ Our Story in Spoiler! TW loss/child~~
    Fall 2012 -- started TTC
    Summer 2015 - no BFP yet, labs normal, referred to RE
    Fall 2015 - Summer 2016 - Further testing all normal. 3 IUI's -- BFN. Recommended move to IVF. Planned cycle for fall 2016.
    September 2016 - Surprise natural BFP. MMC @ 8 weeks. RE expressed confidence that we just needed the 'right' embryo.
    Fall 2016 - Spring 2017 -- Break from TTC
    June 2017 - Started IVF; egg retrieval for freeze all cycle. 9 mature eggs retrieved, 5 fertilized. 2 4BB embies on ice.
    August 2017 - FET transfer both embies. BFP.  Twin pregnancy confirmed by ultrasound. EDD 4/28/18
    September 2017 - Twin B stopped developing; Twin A doing perfectly! Graduated from RE @ 10 weeks
    March 2018 - Baby Girl born via C/S due to pre-eclampsia -- strong and healthy!


  • @mayflower513 Good to know! Mine today felt like someone was tapping my belly with their finger nails. I didn't bother seeing if I could see anything happening, but will look the next time!

    @JamieH2000 We have a meet and greet with the pediatrician. Since they usually come to the hospital when the baby is born, I wonder if you can call and have something worked out ahead of time. My OB referred me to mine, so maybe another option to ask. I'm sure they are use to such situations like your's and they can make something happen. It's not like there's not going to be a few babies born being checked on while you are there  :)
    TTC #1 since April 2015
    June 2016 - CP
    2017 - Medicated Cycles & IUI's
    IVF w/ PGS  - January 2018
    FET #1 - April 2018 - BFN
    ERA Cycle May / June 2018
    ERA Biopsy June 2018 ~ Results: receptive (no change)
    FET #2 - July 2018 - BFP <3 Beta #1 - 137 Beta #2 - 410
    U/S #1 7wk1d - HB 144 U/S #2 9w1d HB 166
    Anatomy Scan 1st 11/2/18 2nd AS 11/19
    EDD March 28, 2019
    Baby Girl born 3/26/19  <3



  • @tosh24 Congratulations, he's beautiful!!
    @JamieH2000 Thinking of you! I'm glad your BP dropped again and hope it stays down for a bit!
    @kristimh80 I'm another FTM trying to figure out what Braxton Hicks feel like! That's on my list to talk to the midwife about next week. I'm not sure if I'm experiencing them or not!
    @uterusdreams Welcome, and I hope all went well at your appointment today!
  • I just had my growth scan and baby looks fine and is about 6lb 2oz.  They looked at the heart a lot again and still are not concerned.  I may tell my OB no more scans ... unless he sees a need or they have to check babies position before birth.  
    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

    darkstar42kristimh80wildrainbowblackhottamales
  • @mayflower513 That's great news! Glad baby is in there happily cooking along <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



    mayflower513
    • How far along? EDD? 28 weeks, 6 days; March 23
    • How is everyone feeling this week? Pretty good. No complaints. Just feeling larger and larger by the minute.
    • Any upcoming appointments? Had one yesterday. Diabetes One Hour Test: PASSED; 28 week growth scan--baby weighs 2 lbs, 11oz. Then had a scheduled regular OB appt which I walked out of because I waited 50 minutes for the doctor. I emailed him later to ask about my US results and he told me a new OB patient went before me when they shouldn't have had. He told me to reschedule the same appt which I can't do so will schedule again in a month. I should be able to schedule my C-Section in two weeks.
    • GTKY: Any New Years plans and/or resolutions? We were on the road visiting my parents and then went to Connecticut to see some friends for New years eve. Feels good to finally be back home. We also celebrated my daughters birthday who turned 2 right on New Years Eve! 
    • Don't forget about HDBD or PIP your nursery!

    If you're just joining us please post a: 

    • Mini synopsis in your first post with your EDD: This is Baby #2. Had 4 eggs in freezer, used one and worked on first try. It was a longer journey with the first one.
    • How many babies you are pregnant with: 1
    • If you know the gender(s): Boy
    • How you have been feeling in your 3rd tri: Just feeling really big and tiring with a two year old but managing. I"m late in the game here I know and want to respond to everyone but just finishing my vacation here. Back to work on Monday and will be able to write more then. 
    darkstar42
  • halipshalips
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    thanks @JamieH2000 and @mbradfo2 Thankfully no protein in my urine yesterday and my bp was 122/90 at hte Ob's so he doesn't seem worried. THis morning it was 130/86 at home, so maybe it's just late pregnancy fluctuations? 

    @JamieH2000 Glad to hear your bp went down again. How are you feeling today?

    @tosh24 Congrats!!! He's beautiful! Hope you're feeling well!

    @mayflower513 so glad your scan was a good one! 

    @uterusdreams ; Yay! Welcome to 3rd tri! Such a cute picture! FX for good glucose test results.

    @Drove2u Welcome to 3rd tri! Glad to hear your passed your 1hr! 

    AFM: NST and OB appt went really well yesterday. OB told me that I had one of the best NST's he's ever seen. I mean, it felt nice to hear that but what does that really mean? lol  Baby did NOT like having that monitor on. He was kicking directly at it the whole time and then got hiccups at the end.  Growth scan on Monday morning with the MFM. 
    *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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    uterusdreamsmbradfo2
  • @tosh24 I completely missed your post when I first posted, now I feel like a dork for not saying this sooner/in my original post but CONGRATS!! He is beautiful. <3

    Thanks for the welcome & good wishes, everyone! I heard back from my OB's office and I bombed the 1-hour glucose challenge, so I go back on Tuesday for the 3 hour. Hopefully it will be okay, I'm mostly annoyed that I have to sit there for 3 hours and there's no wi-fi in their office (I was hoping I could bring a work laptop and not use sick time to be there since I'm scrapping it together as it is to save for leave). I may ask my boss if I can just stay an hour later every other day next week to make up the 4 hours I'll miss Tuesday morning... 



       
  • @Drove2u Yeah!! Congrats on passing the glucose test! I just found out today that I passed mine as well. Sadly, my 1st thought was..."should I treat myself to ice cream?" lol You're going to the OB every 2 weeks now, right? I'm guessing it would be just as well to talk about your u/s at that appt. I'm right with you...I feel huge all the sudden. I told MH, I don't know how much bigger I can stand getting. 

    @uterusdreams Bummer! So sorry you have to endure the long 3 hour test. Hopefully you can just work while there. I remb my OB told me she failed her 1 hour as well, so FX you'll pass this one and will be good to go :)
    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
    My OB's office doesn't let me on the wifi either...the 3 hour test was such a pain. I ended up having to pee really bad in the middle of the whole thing so I tried to drive over to my parents to use the restroom as someone did a big ICK in the OB's restroom. They live about 10 min from my OB's office....but on that particular morning, my mom was at my sister's watching her kiddos! So I wasted most of my second hour driving to and back from my parents while still having to pee horribly badly AND freaking out that I would miss the 1 hr marker for the blood draw. (I didn't. And luckily passed! Considering I lived on chicken nuggets, brownies, honey mustard and pho for my pregnancy, having GD would have SUCKED.)

    My OB's office said that 1 hr casts a really wide net so a bunch of people fail it and then pass the 3 hr -- something like 30% fail the 1 hr but then pass the 3 hr. 
    ~~ 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!


  • Congratulations on your perfect rainbow @tosh24! He is so gorgeous! 
    People think we become mothers when we give birth but the truth is we become mothers the moment we start calling our babies to us in our thoughts, dreams and prayers. Some paths are short and some are so long that you can easily forget where you were headed.

    How I feel all of the time.
    My 7 Year Journey ***Tw in spoiler***
    IVF
    IVF #1 - September 2018; Follistim, Menopur, Cetrotide & Lupron/HCG combo trigger; PGS; ICSI
    Back on Levothyroxine
    FET #1 - October 2018; cancelled, all PGS aneuploid
    FET #1 - November 30th, transferred anyway
    Wondfo BFP 5dp5dt, CB Digi 6dpt, 
    1st Beta on 7dpt 93
    2nd Beta on 10dpt 510!

    TTC #1 since 2011. Tried for 5 years before we knew there was a one year rule.
    Diag w/MS 2016; w/PCOS & IF 2017
    New RE 2018; PCOS diagnosis taken away, IF due to ovary adhesions, but prev. RE insists PCOS IF

    IUI
    IUI #1 July 2017 w/100mg Clo+trigger; BFN; benched w/big cysts
    IUI #2 October 2017 w/50mg Clo+trigger; BFN; benched w/big cysts
    IUI #3 February 2018 w/5mg Femara+trigger; low P
    BFP February; mc March; Subclinical hypothyroid started Levothyroxine 
    IUI #4 March 2018 w/7.5mg Femara+trigger; BFN
    Medicated cycle & TI April 2018 w/7.5mg Femara+trigger; BFN
    Tried several cycles on our own; all BFN
     
    tosh24
  • *lurking*
    have been away from the boards, but so happy to see baby boy @tosh24! it's been a long journey since the jan 2018 boards!  congrats mama!! can't wait to hear the name reveal and hear more about your birth story! :)
    me: 37 dh: 42; TTC since Jan 2016
    dx: PCOS, low progesterone; 2 MMC
    Sept FET 2018 Spreadsheet
    3 failed IUIs (clomid + ovidrel), unresponsive to femara
    Jan 2 2018 - 1st IVF cycle - 9 retrieved, 7 mature/fertilized, 1 5d transfer + 5 untested snowbabies
    Jan 19 2018 - Fresh Transfer #1 one 5dt; BFP 1/25/2018; EDD 10/7/2018; MMC at 8w3d; D&C 3/6/2018
    May 16 2018 - FET #1 one 5dt; BFP with 4 betas (6.5, 24.3, 165.5, 2250) - EDD 2/1/2019; MMC at 6w; D&C 6/20/18
    Sept 17 2018 - FET #2 one 5dt; BFP 38.9 7dpt, 167 9dpt - EDD 6/5/2019  
    (3 untested embryos remain)


    tosh24
  • @JamieH2000 congrats mama!!  How are you feeling other than the magnesium affects (which I’ve heard awful things about)?  How’s baby doing?  
    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
    I was thinking that you must have had the baby since you'd been quiet for a few days! I remember when I went quiet it was because I was admitted and had baby! 4 lbs 4 oz is an awesome weight --- I was 4 lbs 6 oz when I was born! The cervidil didn't work for me either but my OB was fine with just doing a c-section at that point (and I was completely done after being on the mag). You had more stamina than me! Sounds like baby is doing well in the NICU which is awesome; they'll probably just want him to put on a bit of weight before letting him go :smile:

    I remember feeling -incredible- after Anne was born; I don't know if it was the relief of the pre-E or just a natural high after babies are born. I felt like a million bucks and there was nothing wrong in the world! Hope you're getting the same high :smile:

    ~~ Our Story in Spoiler! TW loss/child~~
    Fall 2012 -- started TTC
    Summer 2015 - no BFP yet, labs normal, referred to RE
    Fall 2015 - Summer 2016 - Further testing all normal. 3 IUI's -- BFN. Recommended move to IVF. Planned cycle for fall 2016.
    September 2016 - Surprise natural BFP. MMC @ 8 weeks. RE expressed confidence that we just needed the 'right' embryo.
    Fall 2016 - Spring 2017 -- Break from TTC
    June 2017 - Started IVF; egg retrieval for freeze all cycle. 9 mature eggs retrieved, 5 fertilized. 2 4BB embies on ice.
    August 2017 - FET transfer both embies. BFP.  Twin pregnancy confirmed by ultrasound. EDD 4/28/18
    September 2017 - Twin B stopped developing; Twin A doing perfectly! Graduated from RE @ 10 weeks
    March 2018 - Baby Girl born via C/S due to pre-eclampsia -- strong and healthy!


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  • Shameless promo -- most of the new mommies/graduates action is in our facebook group now :smile:

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    ~~ 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
  • @JamieH2000 Congrats! 4lbs4oz is an awesome weight! My 36 weeker was 5lb5oz when born, so he is great weight wise. Be prepared to not be able to hold him, and only be able to cup his head and feet. It is scary to see all the tubes hooked up, but you will come to understand what each one does. Please remember to take some time for you and to rest. Lean on the NICU nurses, they are seriously amazing. My baby was transferred to a different hospital from me, to a level 3 NICU. I spent two days in the hospital recovering from my c section with only my H and the NICU nurses telling me how he was. The nurses were my lifeline when I was stuck away from him. Don't be surprised if he takes a little longer than you think to be released, boys take a little longer for some reason. For serious, PM me or ask here if you have NICU questions or what to expect. My boy spent 21 days there. ((Hugs)) the NICU is hard, but you get a front row seat to just how strong babies are. You will get to see your boy do amazing things. Praying that your baby boy's stay is short and uneventful. Congrats again, mama, you are a rockstar!
  • @wildrainbow
    I've heard that as well that boys tend to take a bit longer....I wonder why? Are girls just a bit hardier? There must be some biological reason for a difference at such a young age. My hobby is studying medicine and midwifery in the renaissance/middle ages and it was seen there as well -- girls being a bit hardier. Just curious! Something to study perhaps....

    Congrats again on the baby and everything wildrainbow says about the NICU nurses being awesome is absolutely true! Lean on them; they'll help you adjust to everything and make this time as easy as possible :smile:

    ~~ Our Story in Spoiler! TW loss/child~~
    Fall 2012 -- started TTC
    Summer 2015 - no BFP yet, labs normal, referred to RE
    Fall 2015 - Summer 2016 - Further testing all normal. 3 IUI's -- BFN. Recommended move to IVF. Planned cycle for fall 2016.
    September 2016 - Surprise natural BFP. MMC @ 8 weeks. RE expressed confidence that we just needed the 'right' embryo.
    Fall 2016 - Spring 2017 -- Break from TTC
    June 2017 - Started IVF; egg retrieval for freeze all cycle. 9 mature eggs retrieved, 5 fertilized. 2 4BB embies on ice.
    August 2017 - FET transfer both embies. BFP.  Twin pregnancy confirmed by ultrasound. EDD 4/28/18
    September 2017 - Twin B stopped developing; Twin A doing perfectly! Graduated from RE @ 10 weeks
    March 2018 - Baby Girl born via C/S due to pre-eclampsia -- strong and healthy!


    wildrainbow
  • @JamieH2000 Congratulations!! I hope you're feeling well and that baby boy is doing great in the NICU. Keep us posted and I can't wait to see some pictures!!

    @mbradfo2 I have heard that about the 1 hr vs 3 hr, too - with my 7 year old daughter, I failed the 1 hour and then passed the 3 hour with flying colors, so I'm crossing my fingers this is the same sort of situation! Just in case I'm enjoying some carbs today haha. And it's annoying about the wi-fi, but I figure I can download some shows on my tablet ahead of time and then just check work email from my phone and that should be okay. Maybe I'll even go old-school and bring an actual book. :-D And thanks, @kristimh80 - I'm crossing my fingers, too!



       
  • @mbradfo2 My background is in early childhood and I think it has to do with cognitive development. Girls develop faster cognitively than boys. For instance, most boys in NICU meet the weight requirements long before girls, but they still require a lot of other support, whereas most girls just wait to gain the weight. So, I think brain development wise, they are slower. That's my 2 cents so take it for what it is.
  • @wildrainbow
    That would make sense to me! I wonder if the slower development of cognitive abilities has a lasting effect -- boys are more often dx'd with ADHD and autism than girls, perhaps related? Just random thoughts I'm having (mostly because I'm trying to work and I'm getting really annoyed with it because someone made a bunch of mistakes in these reports...)
    ~~ 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!


    wildrainbow
  • @JamieH2000 Congratulations!!! Happy for you! Hope you've been able to get some rest and your littly boy and going well! Can't wait to hear a name see pictures! I'm sure he's an angel! <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



  • @mbradfo2 Hmmm.... I never thought of that. It very well could be related. Interesting....
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    @JamieH2000 oh momma, congrats!! I hope you, dad, and baby boy are doing well and his NICU stay is short and uneventful. Can't wait to see pics and have another update!
    *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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  • @JamieH2000 OMG!! Congrats! So excited for you! Enjoy him and hope the NICU stay is short. 
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