Trying to Get Pregnant

TWW Fri-YAY! 9.10

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Typical LP length: 




*TW* History:
Me: 34 DH: 35 | Together since 2007 | Married July 2016

TTC #1 since 7.2017
Dx: low morph (1%), ANA positive, low decidualization score, high TSH and testosterone, histone antibodies

IUI #1-3 all BFN
IVF #1 | 6.11.19 | 24R, 17M, 15F, 6B, PGT-A tested - 5 normal, 3 girls & 2 boys
FET #1 | 9.10.19 | BFN "I know you, but we've never met. I'm with you, but I don't know your name"
RPL, Receptiva, & ERA testing | all normal/negative, recommended going on gluten and dairy free diet for next FET
FET #2 | 3.31.20 | Opted to cancelled due to pandemic, continued diet and tried naturally over the summer
2nd Opinion with another RE | 8.20.20 | Not immune to measles (received 1 dose); SA results similar to 2 years ago; decided to move forward with FET #2 redo at start of next cycle
Surprise natural BFP! | 9.22.20 | MC 10.23.20 at 8 weeks
TTCAL naturally | starting 11.22.20

Initial consultation with Reproductive Immunologist | 9.14.21
Decidualization score biopsy | 10.1.21 | abnormal - low score of 1; endometrial scratch recommended and progesterone supplementation
Saline sono | 10.15.21 | normal
Bloodwork | 10.21.21 high TSH, high testosterone, positive for anti-nuclear antibodies and histone antibodies
BFP! | 11.3.21 | EDD 7.14.22 B) | biopsy provided same effect as endometrial scratch; added supplemental progesterone and estrogen, prednisone, levothyroxine, and MTX to maintain pregnancy
DS born 7.19.22 after induction

TTC #2 begins in 2023
Consultation with RI | TBD

Re: TWW Fri-YAY! 9.10

  • Month/Cycle: 4/3AL

    CD/DPO: 18/5dpo

    Timing: -2

    Typical LP length: 10 days

    Testing: if af is late

    R/R: I’m trying really hard to be productive today! I’m cleaning up my bedroom under the pretense that when it’s reorganized and all our clothes are actually put away, that I get to pick out new curtains 😁😁


  • @paytonpedro good luck with the bedroom reorg! 

    Month/Cycle: 19/17

    CD/DPO: 33/9

    Timing: High

    Typical LP length: 9-10 days

    Testing: nope

    R/R: Another busy day today; gotta get a draft of our quarterly plans out by end of day. Blergh. And we have additional planning on top of the usual quarterly ones. It's too much. I've had to decline a bunch of meetings today to make room for doing actual work. I'm really looking forward to the weekend, even though it's been a short week. Tonight we're hopefully going to celebrate friends' engagement (it's at 8pm, so cutting into my getting ready for bed time so I'm not sure how that'll work) and then hopefully getting together with another friend tomorrow. And then Sunday possibly taking our dog to a dog park with a neighbor who also has a corgi. Our dogs love to play with one another! 

    CS/Q: Nope

    TTC History
    Me: 38, MH: 37 | Met 02/2009 | Started Dating 08/2017 | Married 02/02/2020
    TTC #1 since 02/2020
    2009 | Dx PCOS; likely a misdiagnosis
    07/14/20 | Dx Hashimoto's Thyroditis
    07/21/20 | 1st RE appointment
    07/2120 - 08/20/20 | so much testing; no signs of PCOS
    08/20/20 | Dx Unexplained; AMA
    09/08/20 | IUI #1 Clomid + Trigger + Prometrium | BFN
    09/30/20 | Urology consult; more testing required
    10/2020 | Clomid + OPK + TI + Prometrium | BFN
    10/26/2020 | Starting 2nd IUI cycle, with Letrazole and with a new RE / different clinic
    11/03/2020 | New Dx "poor egg quality"; IUI cancelled in favor of Trigger + TI + Prometrium | BFN
    11/26/2020 | Combo IUI (Clomid + Menopur) + Trigger + Prometrium | BFN
    12/20/2020 | Combo IUI (Clomid + Gonal-F) + Trigger | IUI Cancelled due to thin lining; TI only | BFN
    01/14/2021 | Combo IUI (Letrazole + Menopur) + Trigger | BFN
    02/06/2021 | Switched to a new RE (TEW) ; trying naturally until we complete additional testing 
    03/14/2021 | Hybrid Double IUI, with Zymot (Letrazole, Gonal-F) + Trigger + Endometrin | Ovulated 4 mature eggs but still a BFN ☹️
    04/07/2021 | Natural cycle while we regroup | BFN
    04/09/2021 | Employer announces fertility benefits starting 05/01/2021! | Search for a new doctor who accepts insurance
    05/10/2021 | New RE consult & plan for IVF
    05/13/2021 | Mid-luteal IVF cycle #1 interrupted; had to get cancer genetic screening done to make sure I didn't have the same SDHA gene mutation as MH. 
    06/10/2021 | Aygestin priming IVF cycle #1; opted to Cx after 9 days of stims since only 5-6/12 follicles responded
    07/26/2021 | Attempt #2 at IVF cycle #1 (mid-luteal start): 8 retrieved, 8 MII, 6 fert (1 PN3), 3 Day 5 & 6 blasts: 3AA, 3AA, 6AB; 3 euploid
    08/09/2021 | Rest cycle / unmedicated TTC | Shockingly, a BFP! EDD: 5/25/202 | CP at 4w4d
    09/23/2021 | IVF cycle #2 (mid-luteal start): 14 retrieved, 13 MII, 11 fert, 5 Day 5 & 6 blasts: 2 x 3AA, 2 x 3AB, 3BB; 2 euploid
    11/12/2021 | IVF cycle #3 (mid-luteal start): cancelled due to ovaries being on vacation
    12/20/2021 | Rest cycle / unmedicated TTC + Pregmune Immunology Testing; BFN
    01/22/2022 | Rest cycle / unmedicated TTC + understanding uncovered immunological issues; BFN
    02/18/2022 | Mock transfer cycle! ERA, ReceptivaDx, EMMA/ALICE; start Prednisone to address NK activity
    03/16/2022 | Final, "Hail Mary" super-ovulation + TI cycle before FET; BFP! EDD: 12/21/2022 | MMC 05/08/2022
    05/20/2022 | D&C; recovering... 
    06/21/2022 | Trying naturally until October 2022
    07/21/2022 | BFP! EDD 04/02/2023

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  • @paytonpedro yay productivity! and new curtains are exciting!

    Month/Cycle: 11/10

    CD/DPO: 31/??

    Timing: ??

    Typical LP length: 10-11 days

    Testing: not planning to

    R/R: beautiful fall day today and I'm stuck trying to figure out what on earth this homework means. Woo!

    CS/Q: Looking at my temps, I might not have ovulated until CD23 or so? I have no idea, I'm just waiting for my period at this point. Looking forward to finishing this mess of a cycle.

  • @acleverusername it sounds like you have a really nice weekend planned! I think we’ll need to see some corgi play date pics! Haha. 

    @fantasyflyte I hope you can figure out your homework and still enjoy this beautiful day- it’s gorgeous here too! Totally hear you on waiting for this mess of a cycle to end! Staying hopeful it ends favorably for you!! 🤞🏼
  • @paytonpedro What kind of curtains are you thinking?
    @acleverusername Sounds like a fun weekend!
    @fantasyflyte I feel like we must live in the same general area of the country as we always have the same weather! LOL. 

    Month/Cycle: 2/2AL

    CD/DPO: 13/3

    Timing: "good"

    Typical LP length: 13/14

    Testing: going to try to hold off as long as possible, but I'm a sucker for not waiting so we shall see. 

    R/R: I found out this morning that DH has to work OT tomorrow, so it's the second weekend on my own. He had three fantasy football drafts last weekend so he was gone for most of it. Thankfully we have a memorial for my Grandpa on Sunday so we will see a lot of family from my Dad's side who we barely get to see, so I am really looking forward to that. 


    Me: 34  DH: 34
    Married 10/28/17
    Our TTC Journey
    TTC #1 February '18
    Team Green turned Team Blue 10/15/18

    TTC #2 January '21
    BFP June '21
    MMC/Blighted Ovum that led to D&C July '21
    Jan '22 - started IF testing
    BFP Jan '22
    MMC/Blighted Ovum that led to D&C Feb '22
    BFP May '22

  • @paytonpedro Good luck with the productive day! I’ve been meaning to get curtains for our bedroom (for five years…).
    @acleverusername That sounds like a lovely weekend! Very jealous of the corgi. I love my mutts but have not so secretly wanted a corgi for a few years. 
    @fantasyflyte I feel you on the homework. I finally wrote the paper I’ve been procrastinating on. I just cannot get myself to care about tax law as it relates to business entities.
    @tessiesmom26 I always appreciate getting to see extended family. Hope between that and going solo tomorrow you get to have a nice quiet weekend. 

    Month/Cycle: 5/4

    CD/DPO: 26/6

    Timing: good

    Typical LP length: 11ish

    Testing: 12DPO 

    R/R: We’re going to a music festival this weekend. I feel very strange about it with everything going on. I feel somewhat better that they’re requiring vaccinations or a negative test within the last 72 hours. Plus I’ll be outdoors the entire time. I’ve felt generally ok since both DH and I had COVID last December and are vaccinated which I rationalize means double protection (please do not correct me on this and let me live in blissful ignorance lol). But this will definitely be the biggest crowd we’ve been around in a couple years. Unfortunately I have class this weekend so I’ll miss half of it but it is what it is.

    CS/Q: Got progesterone checked today, so we’ll see what that means. Today’s temp is high, likely because I was up till 2 writing a paper.

  • @tessiesmom26 my vibe is totally rustic farmhouse, but my husband likes more of a modern farmhouse. We also like blackout curtains which really limits up. I was thinking black and whole Buffalo check plaid though. I also kinda wanna so a white shiplap accent wall and get a new bed frame and night stands (we’ve had our current for 10 years) but I’m not going to push my luck lol. 
    Sorry your husband is working OT this weekend. My husband works TONS of overtime so I know it can be kind of frustrating. MH has a fantasy thing this weekend *insert violent eye rolls*. But at least you get to spend sometime with your family this weekend. I’m sorry about your grandpa, but I’m glad you’ll be with your family. 

    @pinkkillersheep I only did a small portion of what I wanted to but I also got my livingroom nice and organized so I’m happy. I hope you have fun at your musical festival and can enjoy it despite your apprehensions. I totally wouldn’t argue the double protection from your natural immunities and the vaccine. I totally think that’s a thing. Lol. 
  • @paytonpedro meh, the spotting started tonight, but I treated myself to dessert nachos (apple slices with melted peanut butter and melted chocolate chips drizzled on top) and gave myself a mini foot spa, so life could be worse I guess.
    @tessiesmom26 probably, although to be fair the entire eastern seaboard's been pretty similar recently, lol.
    @pinkkillersheep I just found out that I'm required to do a research paper in one of my classes, and have to come up with an abstract in the next 10 days. 🙃 yaaaay schoolwork! I felt similarly when we went to a stadium concert last month, but it ended up okay. Most people were still masking and the open-air venue made me feel a little better.

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