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Re: Feb 2019 FET

  • edited February 8
    @jepd73 welcome, I have never heard of the patches either but I do ice before for 5 minutes and then have a hot washcloth my husband puts on after and I rub that around. A heating pad is good too but I do my shots in the morning and need to get moving so the warm/hot wash cloth works well as it allows me to keep moving. The shots get easier😁

    @aconklin214 yes I got a picture too of my beautiful embryo it’s was also hatching which I was super excited about!! I also got an ultrasound pic of when they released the embryo which was cool. I think you just have to be happy and excited for any good and positive things during the infertility journey and try to not let whatever happened in the past ruin your joy in the moment and that perfect embryo is definitely something to be proud of and celebrate!! 

    @waitingformyangel welcome, so happy to have you part of our February FET group. You have come to the right place for support and encouragement this is such a crazy and stressful journey and as a group who understands the wild ride this journey takes you on we are here for you. Wishing you all the best and lots of baby dust over the next few weeks. Also, I have seen other post in this community where they don’t have a baseline US. I think many clinics just do this to reassure the patient and also make sure things are quiet but i would trust that your clinic has a reason to not do them but have you come in later in your cycle. I have seen on these boards some clinics do many US during FET but many just do the baseline and then one a week or so before transfer to check lining. If you really feel you need one I would call your clinic and ask or even ask why they don’t do it. I always think we have to be advocates for ourselves during this process.

    I am in the wait period and just trying to relax and take it easy I took today off work too and planning on cooking up some healhy soups and doing some Netflix binging and reading. We have a busy weekend which is good because it’s hard not to drive yourself crazy during this 2ww. 
    **bfp & child warning***

    IVF #1 - September 2012 = CP - BFN
    FET #1 - November 2012 = BFP!!!!
    DS - Born July 2013
    FET #2 - January 2015 = BFP!!!!!
    DS - Born September 2016
    IVF #2 - prep in progress, retrieval date November 2018
    waitingformyangel
  • @aconklin214 That is a superb embie! Mine was hatching too. 
    @faithhopelove01 glad everything went well! 
    @char245 I’m already feeling impatient and it’s only 4 days post transfer! 😂
    @waitingformyangel welcome to the group! I wouldn’t worry about the baseline, as a lot of doctors seem to skip it. Best of luck this month!!
    char245waitingformyangel
  • edited February 8
    Thank u @faithhopelove01 and @vetgirl2011
    I did ask my clinic and they said its not required, CD 11 U/s should be fine, will only get to know on 12th, hoping for a good strong lining:)
    This means a lot.. am actually all over the place, though am physically in office all i can do all day long is search google and read and re-prepare myself, and this all before the transfer has actually taken place!! lolss
    Good luck ladies! and sending the warmest wishes across to you <3 <3
  • @waitingformyangel I know how you feel! My husband has banned me from googling any more about this lol. He said there is nothing else we can do at this point so worrying will not help. He’s right but I still can’t help myself! 
    waitingformyangel
  • @waitingformyangel welcome. I also have been diagnosed with poor egg quality. Dr. Google and I are well acquainted lol. My husband has banned me from using google but I honestly feel like it made me more prepared. I am the kind of person that needs to know everything, good and bad. Fingers crossed you have a great lining check on the 12th 
    char245waitingformyangel
  • edited February 9
    @char245 I know and i still do it..when i think he is not checking up on me😂😂
    @aconklin214 Thank you so much!! it was actually super hard for me to shift to the concept of DE but now all i want is a babe in my arms and i know the baby will be only mine in the best possible way!
    Hoping 12th checking goes fine...will update and let u ladies know
    char245
  • Has anyone caved and POAS yet? I know I'm only 3dp5dt but the urge is so strong, especially after all the cramping Friday and yesterday. I know it's way too early and will be a BFN but it is so hard to fight the urge lol
  • @aconklin214 I feel your pain but I would take cramping as a good sign that embie is nuzzling in!  I honestly have felt very normal over the past few days, I am also trying to not read into anything but this whole waiting game is tough. Hang in there! Only a few more days and you can POAS :) 
    **bfp & child warning***

    IVF #1 - September 2012 = CP - BFN
    FET #1 - November 2012 = BFP!!!!
    DS - Born July 2013
    FET #2 - January 2015 = BFP!!!!!
    DS - Born September 2016
    IVF #2 - prep in progress, retrieval date November 2018
  • @faithhopelove01 I'm fighting it lol. When the cramping started on and off I got excited. **TW** After my 2nd loss, I started really researching everything. I became really in tune with what my body did after ovulation. With my 3rd and 4th pregnancies, I knew I was pregnant before I even took a test because of implantation cramps. My husband thinks I'm crazy but I was right both times. Hoping I'm right this time too. 
  • I POAS this morning and it was negative  :| I know people say it’s too early but I also know a bunch of people get a positive on 5dpt so I was really hopeful! 
  • edited February 11
    @char245 Am sure its too early for u! sending you loads of good wishes  <3 <3
    char245
  • @char245 I tested at 5dpt too. I also got a BFN. I’m retesting tomorrow morning in hopes that it was just too early. Good luck!
  • @char245 I'm sure its just too early. 
    @vetgirl2011 good luck 

    I held out lol. Super hard but I did it. Hurry up Thursday 
  • @vetgirl2011 I hope tomorrow is your lucky day!  <3
  • edited February 11
    @vetgirl2011 and @char245 I am crossing everything for you guys to get positives on your HPT's wishing you both lots of luck, good vibes and I am big into prayer so I am also sending up some extra prayers as well for all of us testing this week. I totally understand the urge to test early and am proud of you @aconklin214 for holding out :) I am hoping to do the same. 
    **bfp & child warning***

    IVF #1 - September 2012 = CP - BFN
    FET #1 - November 2012 = BFP!!!!
    DS - Born July 2013
    FET #2 - January 2015 = BFP!!!!!
    DS - Born September 2016
    IVF #2 - prep in progress, retrieval date November 2018
    char245
  • Hi everyone! I posted last month and then got silly busy! Hope your cycles are off to a great start!

    I am on day 3 of my cycle, so im getting busy! I had a slow growing lining during my last FET, so I’m throwing everything at it this month. Estrogen patches, vaginal estrogen and viagra, acupuncture, handfuls of supplements, super clean eating. I’m exhausted already! I had an endo scratch last cycle, which was awful, but I’m hoping it helps. 

    We have two embryos left and we’re transferring both. It looks like my transfer will probably be in the last few days of February or the first little bit of March, if all goes well and my lining cooperates. 
  • I caved and POAS this morning. 5dp5dt, BFN, which I expected, but the disappointment was still there. Had BW this morning to check my progesterone and estrogen levels. Fingers crossed all my levels look great and there is no med changes. I don't think I will test again. Beta is Monday, so I am going to try and keep my mind busy until then. 
  • edited February 12
    Welcome @megmac2010 !!All the very best for the feb cycle..I too think  my transfer could be scheduled on 20th if all goes well...
    @aconklin214 Keeping my fingers crossed for u...
    @faithhopelove01 Best wishes to u as well ....here's hoping a fantastic result
    Got my scan today. Lining measures at 7.8
    I dunno wat to feet, I think a bit more would have made me happy and satisfied.
    Clinic said its fine for today, they are ok with anything above 7.5, Also had my BW done for checking progesterone levels. Have my next scan on 14th...
    Keeping everything crossed for a good strong lining...
    Girls help me out with your linings on transfer day so i know what to look up to!
    Good luck and lotss of love❤❤


    faithhopelove01
  • @waitingformyangel 7.5 is great.  I was at 8 when they gave me the okay which was 6 days before my transfer. I'm sure it will go up by the 14th and you will be good to transfer. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you 😁
    waitingformyangel
  • @aconklin214 I’m sorry, seeing a bfn is always hard early or not! Hope your bw looks good!
    @waitingformyangel they actually never told me what my lining was measuring and I never thought to ask. The only thing they told me was I had a third stripe which they said was good.
    waitingformyangel
  • edited February 12
    megmac2010 how exciting things are progressing forward for you, soon those two little embryos will be coming home. Hope your lining is building up nicely, sounds like you are doing all you can to get it there and I have heard and read that endo scratches are being found to have a positive impact on embryo implanting so that's got to be reassuring. Sending lots of baby dust and good luck your way. 

    @aconklin214 it's always so tough to see that negative, but hang in there I think it's just too early. Also, hope the BW looks great.  I woke up at 5am and I strongly debated testing today as well but thought it was just too soon. I am going to try to hold off another few days as it's getting really hard but hang in there and remain positive and busy (even though it consumes our minds all the time, well at least mine). 

    @waitingformyangel I would trust your clinic with your lining and where you are at in your cycle sounds like your in a good place and its looking good for the timing of your cycle. I know most like it to be around 8mm or more by transfer time. Mine was at 9 a week prior to transfer it will continue to get thicker as you get closer so you should be good to go. Wishing you the best of luck as you get your body ready for the big transfer day and I appreciate your kind thoughts with my transfer. Hoping and praying hard for that BFP :)



    **bfp & child warning***

    IVF #1 - September 2012 = CP - BFN
    FET #1 - November 2012 = BFP!!!!
    DS - Born July 2013
    FET #2 - January 2015 = BFP!!!!!
    DS - Born September 2016
    IVF #2 - prep in progress, retrieval date November 2018
    waitingformyangel
  • I just had my final appointment before my transfer and my lining was great! They didn't tell me what I was at, and I was too excited to ask. I know I still have some hurdles ahead, but since my last FET got cancelled, this is the farthest I've gotten so far.  We are transferring our strongest one and decided not to choose gender this time. My transfer is set for the 19th!

    Sending positive thoughts to everyone this month!
    waitingformyangel
  • @ceriley1 How awesome must you feel!! My transfer might be scheduled on 20th...depending on other factors if they are ok, that is...then we would be entering the dreaded TWW together, at least that would be a plus :) :)
  • @ceriley1 that’s great news! FX everything goes well on the 19th!!
  • @ceriley1 that's awesome. FX for you 

    @vetgirl2011 I'll be thinking of you tomorrow. FX for a strong beta. 

    @waitingformyangel I'll be thinking of you tomorrow too. FX you get the okay to transfer 
    waitingformyangel
  • @ceriley1 cancelled cycles suck! I’m so pumped that your lining looks good!!
  • My transfer is scheduled for the 21st! Lining looked good today. :)
  • Hi all! I’m back! 

    I had my first monitoring this morning for this new transfer cycle. I had my surgery last Monday and there was a csection defect down in my cervix that had a hole allowing fluid to get through in my past cycles.

    This morning my blood work was:
    estrogen was 22 (they want to see it under 100) and 0.21 for progesterone (they want it under 1).

    Everything is going great! My ultrasound this morning showed 15 follicles on the right ovary and 6 on the left. I’m on cycle day 3! Stopped the pill on Saturday after being on it for 3 weeks. My lining looked nice and thin and ready for this new cycle! 

    I go back on Tuesday morning for monitoring.

    The plan this time is to do things differently per the doctor. Tomorrow night I am starting with Follistim 75 dosage injection shot and starting Deoxycycline antibiotics twice a day. I’m on both of these starting tomorrow until my next monitoring on Tuesday morning. This is a new medication cycle - as I was on Estrace pills that didn’t work, Estrace vaginal suppositories that didn’t work then the patches. I will be on Follistim injections like I was gearing up for an egg retrieval, a new one I haven’t used before Ovidrel to help make me ovulate to produce natural estrogen and progesterone. The doctor said your follicle can’t exceed 14mm or your a bust for this transfer cycle so very close monitoring - every other day to ensure they don’t skip when you ovulate, Progesterone in oil, metrogel and the compound suppository the day of transfer. Hopefully my lining thickens up well this time now that the fluid is gone and surgery repaired the underlying issue. 

    Our transfer date is March 1 or 2. 
  • italianmommy8italianmommy8 member
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    edited February 13
    @aconklin214 congrats on your transfer! 
  • aconklin214aconklin214 member
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    edited February 13
    @italianmommy8 Thank you ♡. My goodness that's one heck of a protocol. FX it works and so happy they were able to fix the defect. 

    @hchill0209 congrats and good luck. FX for a perfect transfer 
  • Hello Ladies!! So all your prayers and wishes worked wonders for me...am so happy to have you girls beside me..
    So update for today: My sono was good, lining went up to 9mm, transfer date fixed on 20th...am relieved and anxious both at the same time, if that makes sense!!
    Good luck to all u ladies!! lets hope this month is ours in the best possible way
    Sending prayers and wishes for all of u <3 <3  
    char245
  • @waitingformyangel yes!!! So excited for you. 
    waitingformyangel
  • @waitingformyangel congrats, that’s excellent news! 
    waitingformyangel
  • edited February 14
    I POAS this morning. Best Valentine’s Day ❤️gift ever, so excited and thankful right now but still know there is a lot ahead of us. Trying to stay in the moment, remain positive and just be thankful it’s a BFP!!
    For 7dpt I am happy with the line!! I was so excited and anxious and nervous this morning. I have been having on and off cramping, headaches and my sensitivity to smell is something fierce. Wishing all you ladies the same results this month!!


    **bfp & child warning***

    IVF #1 - September 2012 = CP - BFN
    FET #1 - November 2012 = BFP!!!!
    DS - Born July 2013
    FET #2 - January 2015 = BFP!!!!!
    DS - Born September 2016
    IVF #2 - prep in progress, retrieval date November 2018
    waitingformyangel
  • Yayyyy @faithhopelove01 that's a strong line u hv there!
    Hoping for a blessed 9 month journey to u!!

  • @faithhopelove01 that’s a great line! Congrats!!
    AFM I’m pretty sure I’m out. 8dp6dt and still a BFN not even a squinter.
    Still rooting for the rest of you!!!
  • @waitingformyangel that's such great news about your lining, and all looks good. Sending you lots of baby dust, the 20th will be here soon! Thank you so much for the well wishes. 

    @char245 hang in there, until Beta I would not totally rule yourself out. I have seen ladies not get + until later on and even get - HPT's until Beta with a positive beta. You could always have a late implanter but you have been such a great support here and I will keep rooting for you until Beta. 

    @italianmommy8 so glad everything is moving along well for you and that this new protocol is the one that works for you. 
    **bfp & child warning***

    IVF #1 - September 2012 = CP - BFN
    FET #1 - November 2012 = BFP!!!!
    DS - Born July 2013
    FET #2 - January 2015 = BFP!!!!!
    DS - Born September 2016
    IVF #2 - prep in progress, retrieval date November 2018
  • @faithhopelove01 thanks for the encouragement! Beta still isn’t until next Tuesday so I’ll keep you all posted :)
  • aconklin214aconklin214 member
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    edited February 14
    @faithhopelove01 congrats!!! That line looks great.

    I also POAS this morning. BFN. 7dp5dt.  I'm counting myself out at this point too. My beta is Monday, but I'm not getting my hopes up. Now we are trying to decide what to do next. 
  • @aconklin214 I’m sorry for the BFN, it’s just so disappointing! I’ll keep thinking positive thoughts for the both of us! 
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