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September 2019 FET

I figured I would get a Sept FET thread started since I'm on my last cycle of BC before meds start.

Coming up I have surgery to clean my lining on the 6th (abnormal saline sono last week), then I start Lupron on 8/8. I'll officially be in the FET Cycle in about 3 weeks with stims meds starting in 4 (should be on 8/22).

This will bey first FET and I am very excited! We have 5 PGT-A normal embryos (3 girls, 2 boys).

Good luck everyone!
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Me: 30 DH:32
Together since 2007
Married 7/2/16

TTC #1 since 7/2017
Dx: unexplained

IUI #1-3 all BFN

IVF #1
6 total biopsied for PGT-A and frozen, 5 normal - 3 girls, 2 boys

FET #1
Scheduled transfer date 9/10/19


Re: September 2019 FET

  • I'll just keep talking to myself until others with September FETs join in 😆

    Things are all squared away for my surgery on Tuesday. I put off scheduling my mock transfer but was able to squeeze in an appointment tomorrow afternoon so that I can have that done before I start Lupron on the 8th. Idk why I didn't just schedule it after my saline sono. 🤷

    My ER recovery was a breeze so I'm hoping this goes similarly! 
    TTGP August Siggy Challenge - Camping

    Me: 30 DH:32
    Together since 2007
    Married 7/2/16

    TTC #1 since 7/2017
    Dx: unexplained

    IUI #1-3 all BFN

    IVF #1
    6 total biopsied for PGT-A and frozen, 5 normal - 3 girls, 2 boys

    FET #1
    Scheduled transfer date 9/10/19


  • @inthewoods23 I'm sort of straddling the Aug/Sept FET since most of my protocol will actually be in Aug, feel free to do the same if you want. I'll jump in as I've now got my calendar and can say that my transfer will be sometime the second week of September, right now Sept 9. I'm on the BC now (which is making me an emotional mess with terrible hormone headaches) and have my mock transfer on the 12th of Aug. I will be on estrace + PIO shots but at least I've gone around this block before so am finding it not as scary.

    I'm excited for you to do your first transfer. I'm glad that your ER and recovery went well. Will you guys know the sex going in to the transfer? Also I went to look at your spoiler to see your journey (you are transferring the day after me), I clicked the *wrong* spoiler. Brain bleach + OUCH.

    Sept & Nov 2016 IUI's Neg
    Feb IVF cycle 12 ret, 8 fert, 5 frozen
    Late March FET with 2 untested embryos
    1st beta 338
    Nov 2017 boy/girl twins
    2nd FET Aug/Sept
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  • @stella_700 😂😂 yeah we picked a great siggy challenge this month on the TTGP board. I'm always on mobile so I never look at it.

    Yes we'll know the sex. We'd like a boy first. Half because DH really wants his last name carried on and half because everybody seems to be having girls lately. Out of the 5 babies that will be or have been born this year, 4 are girls. 3 of those are on my mom's side of the family so it's like okay let's even this out lol.

    I seem to be one of the lucky ones that isn't too affected by all the crap they put us on. Even with the progesterone when I was doing IUIs never gave me pregnancy-like symptoms. Maybe some slight bloat but that was it.
    TTGP August Siggy Challenge - Camping

    Me: 30 DH:32
    Together since 2007
    Married 7/2/16

    TTC #1 since 7/2017
    Dx: unexplained

    IUI #1-3 all BFN

    IVF #1
    6 total biopsied for PGT-A and frozen, 5 normal - 3 girls, 2 boys

    FET #1
    Scheduled transfer date 9/10/19


  • Hi ladies. We’ve just had our appointment with our fertility specialist and we’re doing one tracking cycle on letrozole to check that I ovulate and then head into a transfer cycle. 

    Oh @stella_700 the BC is awful! How long are you on it for? So thankful that this cycle I won’t be stabbing my self with needles but that could be a possibility if the letrozole doesn’t do its job. 

    @inthewoods23 exciting for you! This is my first FET also. Hopefully your surgery and mock transfer go perfectly! 
    **TW**
    Me & DH - 31
    TTC since December 2011
    Diagnosis: Unexplained, although mild polycystic ovaries (not syndrome) and irregular cycles
    2013/14: 6 rounds clomid,
    Aug 2015: IVF #1 = Antagonist Cycle: 100 Puregon and Orgalutran
                                     21 eggs collected, only 1 viable embryo, transferred but BFN
    July/Aug 2016: IVF #2 (with acupuncture) = 87.5 Gonal F and Synarel Spray 2xdaily
                                          ER 8/8, transferred 1 day 5 blastocyst 13/8, 2 frosties.
                                          Beta #1 = 85  Beta #2 = 242
                                          EDD 1st May 2017 *Baby Boy*

  • @teriulbricht This is week two, I come off it on the 14th of aug. So almost a full month of it, but I think that the headaches will stop as I adjust.

    @inthewoods23 Over all I tolerated most of the cocktail of stuff pretty well, I think its just adjusting to that higher dose BC that's scrambling my brains a bit.
    Sept & Nov 2016 IUI's Neg
    Feb IVF cycle 12 ret, 8 fert, 5 frozen
    Late March FET with 2 untested embryos
    1st beta 338
    Nov 2017 boy/girl twins
    2nd FET Aug/Sept
  • Oh wow! So a full cycle pretty much? Thankfully o only have to be on it for a week. 
    **TW**
    Me & DH - 31
    TTC since December 2011
    Diagnosis: Unexplained, although mild polycystic ovaries (not syndrome) and irregular cycles
    2013/14: 6 rounds clomid,
    Aug 2015: IVF #1 = Antagonist Cycle: 100 Puregon and Orgalutran
                                     21 eggs collected, only 1 viable embryo, transferred but BFN
    July/Aug 2016: IVF #2 (with acupuncture) = 87.5 Gonal F and Synarel Spray 2xdaily
                                          ER 8/8, transferred 1 day 5 blastocyst 13/8, 2 frosties.
                                          Beta #1 = 85  Beta #2 = 242
                                          EDD 1st May 2017 *Baby Boy*

  • @teriulbricht my clinic mentioned to me that they can have me on BC for as short as 18 days and as long as 35 or so days. They would never have me on just a week of BC.
    TTGP August Siggy Challenge - Camping

    Me: 30 DH:32
    Together since 2007
    Married 7/2/16

    TTC #1 since 7/2017
    Dx: unexplained

    IUI #1-3 all BFN

    IVF #1
    6 total biopsied for PGT-A and frozen, 5 normal - 3 girls, 2 boys

    FET #1
    Scheduled transfer date 9/10/19


  • Mock transfer went fine this afternoon. My bladder was a bit too full though, but it should be ok come transfer day.

    I did ask the RE about the grades of our embryos as the embryologist who called to provide the results of the sexes and how many were normal from our PGT testing gave me a crap answer when I asked about their grading. His response was something like "they are all good quality, we don't freeze any of poor quality".

    In order from best to worst the sexes rank FFMFM.

    F1 was graded 5(B+)(B+)

    F2, M1, and F3 are some combination of 5(B+)(B) and 5(B)(B+). I think F2 is the 5(B+)(B), F3 is the other, and M1 is either one - Ingot so thrown off when she was saying B+ because I didn't know that was a thing so I don't remember the order of the B and B+ for the male.

    M2 was graded 5BB.

    We're opting to transfer our best male embryo first 🙂. We're both very happy that all are good quality and that there's not too much variety (like if one was really great quality and the rest were just ok).

    Can't wait for September to be here!
    TTGP August Siggy Challenge - Camping

    Me: 30 DH:32
    Together since 2007
    Married 7/2/16

    TTC #1 since 7/2017
    Dx: unexplained

    IUI #1-3 all BFN

    IVF #1
    6 total biopsied for PGT-A and frozen, 5 normal - 3 girls, 2 boys

    FET #1
    Scheduled transfer date 9/10/19


  • teriulbricht I spoke too soon. I hate hormonal headaches, I've always gotten them that first cycle day but haven't dealt with them day after day after day. I'm going to pick up some excedrin (migraine) and see if they help.

    @inthewoods23 I'm so glad that transfer went well and didn't discover any thing else to delay steps forward. I'm ready for this to get started also. Moving to the new month has felt like a huge step forward (that's all me mentally) :D

    I remember before my first transfer that I'd taken the full bladder thing too literally, he sent me to partially empty. I thought I was going to burst. Then you rest after the transfer in the room for 30 minutes, me still needing to finish peeing. They dimmed the lights for us and turned on some music and left DH and I together, it was suppose to be a sweet, tender moment and all I could tell DH was to talk to me and take my mind off my bladder. 

    I'm glad that you asked your doctor about the grading. It always makes me feel better with extra knowledge. I have super high hopes for you this cycle, tested, strong embryos, good mock transfer. Let's kick off fall pregnant!

    My doctor made me feel much better about transferring untested embryos, he said that all five of my original embryos were strong, healthy embryos and that he saw no need to be particularly fearful. He said let's move forward and get you pregnant. I can't tell if he's super, super smooth or one of the genuinely nicest doctors I've ever met.

    Sept & Nov 2016 IUI's Neg
    Feb IVF cycle 12 ret, 8 fert, 5 frozen
    Late March FET with 2 untested embryos
    1st beta 338
    Nov 2017 boy/girl twins
    2nd FET Aug/Sept
    inthewoods23
  • @stella_700 I feel if I partially emptied I would feel the need to pee so much more than when my bladder was full. My transfer is at 11:30 and I always go when I wake up in the morning so that should be enough hours for me to full it up again by transfer time.

    My meds arrived this morning 👍 can't wait to get the lupron started on the 8th!
    TTGP August Siggy Challenge - Camping

    Me: 30 DH:32
    Together since 2007
    Married 7/2/16

    TTC #1 since 7/2017
    Dx: unexplained

    IUI #1-3 all BFN

    IVF #1
    6 total biopsied for PGT-A and frozen, 5 normal - 3 girls, 2 boys

    FET #1
    Scheduled transfer date 9/10/19


  • marfi236marfi236
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    edited August 4
    I am also straddling the August/September line (depends on how long it takes for AF to show up)!

    I just had my ER this past Thursday (8/2).  Tomorrow morning I should find out my Day 3 stats but I started with 24 eggs retrieved, 20 were mature, and 12 fertilized normally.  Edit: Got the call, all 12 are still going strong so we aren't going to freeze any at day 3 this time!

    This will be my second FET (my first was March 2018).  With my last ER we did a fresh transfer which failed then the FET was successful so we decided to go straight to a FET this time.  We aren't doing testing (hubs and I are both 31) and my RE thought it was unnecessary so we aren't going to know the gender unfortunately!
    Infertility Journey (in spoiler because it's way too long and child mentioned)
    Married: 08/09/2013; TTC #2
    Me: 31, possible PCOS and Septate Uterus (Septum removed in November 2017)
    DH: 31, MFI (Low Count and Low Motility)
    July 2017 - IUI #1 - Letrozole 2.5 mg, no trigger, Prometrium 100 mg 2x a day - BFN
    August 2017 - IUI #2 - Letrozole 2.5 mg, no trigger, Prometrium 100 mg 2x a day - BFN
    September 2017 - IUI #3 - Letrozole 2.5 mg, no trigger, Prometrium 100 mg 2x a day - BFN
    November 2017 - Uterine Septum removed
    December 2017 - IVF Consultation
    January 2018 - IVF #1 - Retrieval 1/24 - 2 Day 3 embryos (1 transferred fresh, 1 frozen) and 2 Day 5 embryos frozen
    February 2018 - Fresh Transfer - Transfer 1/27 (1 day 3 embryo) - BFN
    March 2018 - FET - Transfer 3/2 (1 day 5 embryo) - BFP!  1st beta (10dp5dt) - 101; 2nd beta (17dp5dt) - 3061! Due 11/18/2018
    March 2018 - Remaining embryos lost in malfunction.

    October 8, 2018 - Son born at 34 weeks and a day due to preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome.  Spent 13 days in the NICU.
    Lilypie Premature Baby tickers

    June 2019 - IVF #2 - Cancelled - Cyst on Ovary
    July 2019 - IVF #2 Take 2 - Retrieval 8/1 - 5 Day 5 embryos frozen
  • inthewoods23inthewoods23
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    edited August 6
    @marfi236 that's great news that you still have 12! Hope your numbers stay up through day 5! That's usually the difficult part.

    ETA: my hysteroscopy is tomorrow. FX I'm not in too much pain after!
    TTGP August Siggy Challenge - Camping

    Me: 30 DH:32
    Together since 2007
    Married 7/2/16

    TTC #1 since 7/2017
    Dx: unexplained

    IUI #1-3 all BFN

    IVF #1
    6 total biopsied for PGT-A and frozen, 5 normal - 3 girls, 2 boys

    FET #1
    Scheduled transfer date 9/10/19


  • @inthewoods23 I’ve always found that there are lots of differences between how IVF is done in the US and over here in australia. We also don’t do mock transfers but I’m so glad yours went well! And it sounds like you’ve got some good embryos to transfer! That full bladder feeling is so uncomfortable! Good luck tomorrow! @stella_700 hormonal headaches are the worst! We haven’t tested any of ours either, hopefully he’s just a super nice (and extremely competent) doctor! @marfi236 awesome news. And welcome! It’s funny how you start waiting for AF to arrive when a while back you never wanted to see the sight of her! Fingers crossed she visits soon!
    **TW**
    Me & DH - 31
    TTC since December 2011
    Diagnosis: Unexplained, although mild polycystic ovaries (not syndrome) and irregular cycles
    2013/14: 6 rounds clomid,
    Aug 2015: IVF #1 = Antagonist Cycle: 100 Puregon and Orgalutran
                                     21 eggs collected, only 1 viable embryo, transferred but BFN
    July/Aug 2016: IVF #2 (with acupuncture) = 87.5 Gonal F and Synarel Spray 2xdaily
                                          ER 8/8, transferred 1 day 5 blastocyst 13/8, 2 frosties.
                                          Beta #1 = 85  Beta #2 = 242
                                          EDD 1st May 2017 *Baby Boy*

  • How's everybody doing?

    My hysteroscopy went well. Dealing with some inflammation so I'm on antibiotics for the next 2 weeks. A few small polyps were removed and hopefully they found that everything else looked good. My pain and cramping is very minimal so I'm doing quite good!
    TTGP August Siggy Challenge - Camping

    Me: 30 DH:32
    Together since 2007
    Married 7/2/16

    TTC #1 since 7/2017
    Dx: unexplained

    IUI #1-3 all BFN

    IVF #1
    6 total biopsied for PGT-A and frozen, 5 normal - 3 girls, 2 boys

    FET #1
    Scheduled transfer date 9/10/19


  • @inthewoods23 I’m glad to hear it went well for you!

    @teriulbricht Ain’t that the truth!  My June cycle was super short (AF came like 4 days earlier than I expected) so then when July’s took the normal time it felt like it took æons!  I expect this cycle will be the normal length so I have like another week or so to wait!

    I got my final embryo report today!  We have 5 frozen!  2 are perfect, 2 are almost perfect, and 1 is fair.  We’re planning on having 1 (maybe 2) more babies so we should be all good with this retrieval (barring any malfunction like last time)!
    Infertility Journey (in spoiler because it's way too long and child mentioned)
    Married: 08/09/2013; TTC #2
    Me: 31, possible PCOS and Septate Uterus (Septum removed in November 2017)
    DH: 31, MFI (Low Count and Low Motility)
    July 2017 - IUI #1 - Letrozole 2.5 mg, no trigger, Prometrium 100 mg 2x a day - BFN
    August 2017 - IUI #2 - Letrozole 2.5 mg, no trigger, Prometrium 100 mg 2x a day - BFN
    September 2017 - IUI #3 - Letrozole 2.5 mg, no trigger, Prometrium 100 mg 2x a day - BFN
    November 2017 - Uterine Septum removed
    December 2017 - IVF Consultation
    January 2018 - IVF #1 - Retrieval 1/24 - 2 Day 3 embryos (1 transferred fresh, 1 frozen) and 2 Day 5 embryos frozen
    February 2018 - Fresh Transfer - Transfer 1/27 (1 day 3 embryo) - BFN
    March 2018 - FET - Transfer 3/2 (1 day 5 embryo) - BFP!  1st beta (10dp5dt) - 101; 2nd beta (17dp5dt) - 3061! Due 11/18/2018
    March 2018 - Remaining embryos lost in malfunction.

    October 8, 2018 - Son born at 34 weeks and a day due to preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome.  Spent 13 days in the NICU.
    Lilypie Premature Baby tickers

    June 2019 - IVF #2 - Cancelled - Cyst on Ovary
    July 2019 - IVF #2 Take 2 - Retrieval 8/1 - 5 Day 5 embryos frozen
  • @inthewoods23 I'm glad that your procedure went well and that your pain is minimal. I hope that the antibiotics takes care of the inflammation. Make sure you don't overdo today, the second day is sometimes the stinker.

    @marfi236 YES! I'm so pleased that you had such a great report after the horribleness you've been through.

    @teriulbricht He's an excellent doctor, I don't doubt that. I had issues finding a doctor that would actually diagnose & treat me. Many fertility clinics in the states have rules about treating plus sized patients.

    I'm still just trucking along, I'll have my mock transfer Monday and then Wednesday is my last BC pill. Should have a short bleed before I start the estrace up. I'm excited to move along.


    Sept & Nov 2016 IUI's Neg
    Feb IVF cycle 12 ret, 8 fert, 5 frozen
    Late March FET with 2 untested embryos
    1st beta 338
    Nov 2017 boy/girl twins
    2nd FET Aug/Sept
  • My egg retrieval was only back in June but I already feel like I don't know what I'm doing again with the injections 😆 felt a little foreign doing the lupron injections again.

    @marfi236 sounds like you have some great embryos!
    TTGP August Siggy Challenge - Camping

    Me: 30 DH:32
    Together since 2007
    Married 7/2/16

    TTC #1 since 7/2017
    Dx: unexplained

    IUI #1-3 all BFN

    IVF #1
    6 total biopsied for PGT-A and frozen, 5 normal - 3 girls, 2 boys

    FET #1
    Scheduled transfer date 9/10/19


  • AF showed today!  First day of estrace is done!  Now, I need to call in on Monday and I'll get a better idea of when my transfer will be!
    Infertility Journey (in spoiler because it's way too long and child mentioned)
    Married: 08/09/2013; TTC #2
    Me: 31, possible PCOS and Septate Uterus (Septum removed in November 2017)
    DH: 31, MFI (Low Count and Low Motility)
    July 2017 - IUI #1 - Letrozole 2.5 mg, no trigger, Prometrium 100 mg 2x a day - BFN
    August 2017 - IUI #2 - Letrozole 2.5 mg, no trigger, Prometrium 100 mg 2x a day - BFN
    September 2017 - IUI #3 - Letrozole 2.5 mg, no trigger, Prometrium 100 mg 2x a day - BFN
    November 2017 - Uterine Septum removed
    December 2017 - IVF Consultation
    January 2018 - IVF #1 - Retrieval 1/24 - 2 Day 3 embryos (1 transferred fresh, 1 frozen) and 2 Day 5 embryos frozen
    February 2018 - Fresh Transfer - Transfer 1/27 (1 day 3 embryo) - BFN
    March 2018 - FET - Transfer 3/2 (1 day 5 embryo) - BFP!  1st beta (10dp5dt) - 101; 2nd beta (17dp5dt) - 3061! Due 11/18/2018
    March 2018 - Remaining embryos lost in malfunction.

    October 8, 2018 - Son born at 34 weeks and a day due to preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome.  Spent 13 days in the NICU.
    Lilypie Premature Baby tickers

    June 2019 - IVF #2 - Cancelled - Cyst on Ovary
    July 2019 - IVF #2 Take 2 - Retrieval 8/1 - 5 Day 5 embryos frozen
  • Last pill of BC today 🙂 AF predicted to be Saturday.

    I'm still bleeding post-surgery. I'm a little worried I won't be able to tell the difference between post-surgery bleeding and a true AF. Right now I'm replacing pantiliners twice a day (so like around noon and then after I get home from work or right before bed). I'll be giving them a call next week Monday regardless of AF showing. CD1s over the weekend they say to call on Monday and my schedule actually says to call on the 19th if I don't get AF so it's all moot anyway.

    And the Lupron might be giving me mood swings lately. Hard to tell, I'm normally a pretty emotional person to begin with 😆 
    TTGP August Siggy Challenge - Camping

    Me: 30 DH:32
    Together since 2007
    Married 7/2/16

    TTC #1 since 7/2017
    Dx: unexplained

    IUI #1-3 all BFN

    IVF #1
    6 total biopsied for PGT-A and frozen, 5 normal - 3 girls, 2 boys

    FET #1
    Scheduled transfer date 9/10/19


  • Hi all,
    Looks like I'l be having my FET potentially in the first week of Sept so jumping in here. Both DH and I are 31 and trying for our first. Had my ER on 08/01 and we froze 5 embryos, 4 of them are PGT normal and 1 is indeterminate. We requested repeat testing on that one, result pending. Planning to do a natural cycle with hysteroscopy and labs starting on 08/22. This will be my first FET cycle and am excited to have things finally moving along!

    @inthewoods23 I hear you about mood swings on those things. During the IVF cycle I swear I was losing it emotionally. I'm glad that this cycle is a natural cycle and will have a break from all the hormones.
  • AF arrived in the middle of the night. It's officially the start of my FET cycle woohoo!!
    TTGP August Siggy Challenge - Camping

    Me: 30 DH:32
    Together since 2007
    Married 7/2/16

    TTC #1 since 7/2017
    Dx: unexplained

    IUI #1-3 all BFN

    IVF #1
    6 total biopsied for PGT-A and frozen, 5 normal - 3 girls, 2 boys

    FET #1
    Scheduled transfer date 9/10/19


    2MomsHoping
  • @inthewoods23 we are def cycling on the same time line, Friday night very late for me. Hoping the estrace is as easy as last time! Ready to get this show on the road.

    @nasah15 welcome, I'm glad that you are getting a bit of a break. I'd thought I had done relatively okay on the mood swings but my husband's face says maybe not. :neutral:

    @marfi236 how are you doing? Have they gotten a transfer date for you yet?

    teriulbricht How are you doing?

    I'm struggling with a bit of bitterness on the financial cost of the process. So frustrated that insurance doesn't cover this for us.

    Sept & Nov 2016 IUI's Neg
    Feb IVF cycle 12 ret, 8 fert, 5 frozen
    Late March FET with 2 untested embryos
    1st beta 338
    Nov 2017 boy/girl twins
    2nd FET Aug/Sept
  • @stella_700, It's looking like my transfer will be next Wednesday!  It's not set in stone until Friday when I have my mid-cycle ultrasound.
    Infertility Journey (in spoiler because it's way too long and child mentioned)
    Married: 08/09/2013; TTC #2
    Me: 31, possible PCOS and Septate Uterus (Septum removed in November 2017)
    DH: 31, MFI (Low Count and Low Motility)
    July 2017 - IUI #1 - Letrozole 2.5 mg, no trigger, Prometrium 100 mg 2x a day - BFN
    August 2017 - IUI #2 - Letrozole 2.5 mg, no trigger, Prometrium 100 mg 2x a day - BFN
    September 2017 - IUI #3 - Letrozole 2.5 mg, no trigger, Prometrium 100 mg 2x a day - BFN
    November 2017 - Uterine Septum removed
    December 2017 - IVF Consultation
    January 2018 - IVF #1 - Retrieval 1/24 - 2 Day 3 embryos (1 transferred fresh, 1 frozen) and 2 Day 5 embryos frozen
    February 2018 - Fresh Transfer - Transfer 1/27 (1 day 3 embryo) - BFN
    March 2018 - FET - Transfer 3/2 (1 day 5 embryo) - BFP!  1st beta (10dp5dt) - 101; 2nd beta (17dp5dt) - 3061! Due 11/18/2018
    March 2018 - Remaining embryos lost in malfunction.

    October 8, 2018 - Son born at 34 weeks and a day due to preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome.  Spent 13 days in the NICU.
    Lilypie Premature Baby tickers

    June 2019 - IVF #2 - Cancelled - Cyst on Ovary
    July 2019 - IVF #2 Take 2 - Retrieval 8/1 - 5 Day 5 embryos frozen
  • @marfi236 pretty close then! Do you have any special plans/rituals for that day? I've taken the day off and plan to enjoy it! I've set aside a computer game to enjoy that day as well as planning lunch out with DH. I'll go to work the rest of the week though.
    Sept & Nov 2016 IUI's Neg
    Feb IVF cycle 12 ret, 8 fert, 5 frozen
    Late March FET with 2 untested embryos
    1st beta 338
    Nov 2017 boy/girl twins
    2nd FET Aug/Sept
  • Hi all! Looks like my FET will be September 12, so I'm popping in here! I'm about to finish up BC and start with Estrace on Monday, also have a supression ultrasound on Monday morning. I'm so ready to be done with BC..spotting, headaches, nausea like I don't remember from past times. Since my fresh transfer a few years ago, my specialist's office was bought out by a bigger medical group and I am noticing major changes. Disorganization, lack of communication...it's been extremely frustrating so far to say the least. Crossing my fingers that it gets better from here on out...!
    July - September 2016 - 3 negative IUIs
    December 2016 IVF cycle - 12 retrieved, 5 fertilized, 2 frozen, 1 transferred
    August 2017 - baby boy
    September 2019 - FET

  • @stella_700 I'll be taking the day off too.  I think DH and I will go to cheesecake factory for lunch afterwards (that's what we did for our successful transfer last year)!  Well as long as hubs is able to make it, otherwise I'll go by myself (my husband is supposed to be travelling for work next week).  I might try to convince hubs to play WOW with me during the day but I'll probably end up studying (I'm working on getting another degree so I have classwork)
    Infertility Journey (in spoiler because it's way too long and child mentioned)
    Married: 08/09/2013; TTC #2
    Me: 31, possible PCOS and Septate Uterus (Septum removed in November 2017)
    DH: 31, MFI (Low Count and Low Motility)
    July 2017 - IUI #1 - Letrozole 2.5 mg, no trigger, Prometrium 100 mg 2x a day - BFN
    August 2017 - IUI #2 - Letrozole 2.5 mg, no trigger, Prometrium 100 mg 2x a day - BFN
    September 2017 - IUI #3 - Letrozole 2.5 mg, no trigger, Prometrium 100 mg 2x a day - BFN
    November 2017 - Uterine Septum removed
    December 2017 - IVF Consultation
    January 2018 - IVF #1 - Retrieval 1/24 - 2 Day 3 embryos (1 transferred fresh, 1 frozen) and 2 Day 5 embryos frozen
    February 2018 - Fresh Transfer - Transfer 1/27 (1 day 3 embryo) - BFN
    March 2018 - FET - Transfer 3/2 (1 day 5 embryo) - BFP!  1st beta (10dp5dt) - 101; 2nd beta (17dp5dt) - 3061! Due 11/18/2018
    March 2018 - Remaining embryos lost in malfunction.

    October 8, 2018 - Son born at 34 weeks and a day due to preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome.  Spent 13 days in the NICU.
    Lilypie Premature Baby tickers

    June 2019 - IVF #2 - Cancelled - Cyst on Ovary
    July 2019 - IVF #2 Take 2 - Retrieval 8/1 - 5 Day 5 embryos frozen
  • Welcome @LoweeeK! Hope things get smoother for you! For how important this process is, it's terrible to think a place could be unorganized!

    My baseline BW showed my estradiol is a little high. They wanted less than 80 and I came back at 84, but that's just fine for them so I got the go ahead to start estradiol valerate injections tomorrow. September is going to be here before we know it 😬 coming fast!

    DH still wants to be the one to do the IM injections but he's gone for part of the weekend before the transfer so I'm going to have to learn to do them myself. Hope I don't do too bad with those. Any tips on doing the IM injections yourself?

    I plan on taking off the day before through the day after the transfer. I was thinking about getting a massage during the weekend or day before the transfer as an extra boost of relaxation. And DH believes there shouldn't be a problem with him taking off on transfer day which is awesome 🙂 I told him I need his humor for good laughs!
    TTGP August Siggy Challenge - Camping

    Me: 30 DH:32
    Together since 2007
    Married 7/2/16

    TTC #1 since 7/2017
    Dx: unexplained

    IUI #1-3 all BFN

    IVF #1
    6 total biopsied for PGT-A and frozen, 5 normal - 3 girls, 2 boys

    FET #1
    Scheduled transfer date 9/10/19


  • @inthewoods23 I am excited for you!! I have my FET tomorrow! As for the IM injections, I just started mine Sunday and was so worried after everyone talked so bad about them, but for me, they weren't bad at all.

    My tip is to warm the vial before pulling it into the syringe. I tried doing it without warming and the stuff just would NOT come out....warming it thinned it out and helped it go into the syringe (it takes a few attempts of a little at a time and then pushing the air back in for me in order to get my full does in the syringe).

    Then I just did it standing at the mirror in my bathroom leaning against the countertop on the other leg without putting pressure on my leg that I would be doing the injection in. I made sure the syringe was still warm and then I iced my butt for a minute and then just stuck the needle in. It honestly wasn't much different than going into my stomach area. The hard part was pushing the oil in...even warmed up, it took a lot of pressure to push it in. 

    Good luck!!
    Me: 43yo, DH: 46yo
    3 Daughters (singleton @27yo, ID Twins @34yo)
    Protein S Deficiency (Blood Clotting Disorder) - reason for 2 of my M/C's
    4 MC's:  Blighted Ovum-D&C @ 9wks;  Natural MC @ 7wks; Blighted Ovum-D&C @ 9wks; MC genetically normal boy-D&C @ 9wks
    Tubes were tied after my Twins. Remarried and want to give my DH a baby!
    IVF#1 June 2019 - ER 6/15/19, 24R, 21M, 20F, 7 6DBlasts Frozen for PGS Testing,
    RESULTS of PGS 4 abnormal girls,  2 abnormal boys, 1 indeterminate girl
    FET#1 August 23, 2019 (transferring 1 indeterminate girl & 1 abnormal boy)
  • @ladyp0tter it's funny that you mention warming it because the nurse that did my injection teaching was definitely like "don't even think about putting this in the fridge" 😆 my biggest worry is how to hold the needle for injection. I feel like it's going to be really clumsy the first few times!

    And GL tomorrow! So exciting!
    TTGP August Siggy Challenge - Camping

    Me: 30 DH:32
    Together since 2007
    Married 7/2/16

    TTC #1 since 7/2017
    Dx: unexplained

    IUI #1-3 all BFN

    IVF #1
    6 total biopsied for PGT-A and frozen, 5 normal - 3 girls, 2 boys

    FET #1
    Scheduled transfer date 9/10/19


    ladyp0tter
  • *lurking*

    @inthewoods23 I had to hold the needle with whichever hand was on the same side as the injection site and I had to hold it so that my thumb was depressing the syringe. Does that make sense? That way the 90 degree angle was easy to maintain.
    ladyp0tter
  • @ruby696 so... Kinda hold it like you would an epi pen?
    TTGP August Siggy Challenge - Camping

    Me: 30 DH:32
    Together since 2007
    Married 7/2/16

    TTC #1 since 7/2017
    Dx: unexplained

    IUI #1-3 all BFN

    IVF #1
    6 total biopsied for PGT-A and frozen, 5 normal - 3 girls, 2 boys

    FET #1
    Scheduled transfer date 9/10/19


  • @inthewoods23 Yes, exactly. And if you ice the area first, you really can't even feel it. I feel it more when MH does it. Maybe because I control the flow when I do it?
    inthewoods23
  • @ruby696 - exactly...same! When my husband is around, I have him push the plunger and break his thumb...lol!!
    Me: 43yo, DH: 46yo
    3 Daughters (singleton @27yo, ID Twins @34yo)
    Protein S Deficiency (Blood Clotting Disorder) - reason for 2 of my M/C's
    4 MC's:  Blighted Ovum-D&C @ 9wks;  Natural MC @ 7wks; Blighted Ovum-D&C @ 9wks; MC genetically normal boy-D&C @ 9wks
    Tubes were tied after my Twins. Remarried and want to give my DH a baby!
    IVF#1 June 2019 - ER 6/15/19, 24R, 21M, 20F, 7 6DBlasts Frozen for PGS Testing,
    RESULTS of PGS 4 abnormal girls,  2 abnormal boys, 1 indeterminate girl
    FET#1 August 23, 2019 (transferring 1 indeterminate girl & 1 abnormal boy)
    ruby696inthewoods23
  • You ladies are awesome! Thanks for the help! Hope I do a good job tonight!
    TTGP August Siggy Challenge - Camping

    Me: 30 DH:32
    Together since 2007
    Married 7/2/16

    TTC #1 since 7/2017
    Dx: unexplained

    IUI #1-3 all BFN

    IVF #1
    6 total biopsied for PGT-A and frozen, 5 normal - 3 girls, 2 boys

    FET #1
    Scheduled transfer date 9/10/19


    ruby696
  • marfi236marfi236
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    edited August 23
    I'm a little late to the party but one thing I would add is I would see if your doctor will give you a script for lidocane.  That made a world of difference for me!  Put it on 15 minutes before and then it numbs the spot nicely and the injection is pretty easy (painwise at least) from there.
    Infertility Journey (in spoiler because it's way too long and child mentioned)
    Married: 08/09/2013; TTC #2
    Me: 31, possible PCOS and Septate Uterus (Septum removed in November 2017)
    DH: 31, MFI (Low Count and Low Motility)
    July 2017 - IUI #1 - Letrozole 2.5 mg, no trigger, Prometrium 100 mg 2x a day - BFN
    August 2017 - IUI #2 - Letrozole 2.5 mg, no trigger, Prometrium 100 mg 2x a day - BFN
    September 2017 - IUI #3 - Letrozole 2.5 mg, no trigger, Prometrium 100 mg 2x a day - BFN
    November 2017 - Uterine Septum removed
    December 2017 - IVF Consultation
    January 2018 - IVF #1 - Retrieval 1/24 - 2 Day 3 embryos (1 transferred fresh, 1 frozen) and 2 Day 5 embryos frozen
    February 2018 - Fresh Transfer - Transfer 1/27 (1 day 3 embryo) - BFN
    March 2018 - FET - Transfer 3/2 (1 day 5 embryo) - BFP!  1st beta (10dp5dt) - 101; 2nd beta (17dp5dt) - 3061! Due 11/18/2018
    March 2018 - Remaining embryos lost in malfunction.

    October 8, 2018 - Son born at 34 weeks and a day due to preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome.  Spent 13 days in the NICU.
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    June 2019 - IVF #2 - Cancelled - Cyst on Ovary
    July 2019 - IVF #2 Take 2 - Retrieval 8/1 - 5 Day 5 embryos frozen
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