TTC after 35

GTKY: Where in the world...?

... do you live? I see us all posting at different times and not everyone has a location in their profile blurb next to their posts. We don't have to get super detailed, but I thought it would be neat to know who lives in what corner of the country/world/etc.

I love hearing about people's activities and often they include references to the weather or communities or other very location-specific stuff, so combined with the posting times, I thought it might be neat to know where people are located. 

And also, if it's where they want(ed) to be!

 

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                           Me:39  MH:39 
DD born 6/1/2013 after 15 months of TTC with one loss.    
TTC #2: BFP 4/22 but stalled growth and no HB at 9w3d on 5/30        

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  • For example, I grew up in Connecticut, but have lived in Boston, NYC, 2 months in Australia, and 2 summers in France.

    I could totally handle moving to New Zealand or Australia if it weren't for the fact that I'd miss my family (even though I have some family in Australia). And the fact that New Zealand has HORRIBLE internet service that is very expensive!

    I could also totally handle living in England or France. 

    But for now, I'm in Maine, (i.e. Eastern Standard Time). I moved here in December 2006. Because I'm a nicer person up here-- more trees, fewer people. But I miss having lots of cultures/languages around me (lots of white people up here-- pretty much all Irish and French), food options, and places that stay open later than 9pm and are open on holidays...

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    "You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was." 
            -- Abraham Lincoln
     

                               Me:39  MH:39 
    DD born 6/1/2013 after 15 months of TTC with one loss.    
    TTC #2: BFP 4/22 but stalled growth and no HB at 9w3d on 5/30        

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  • I am in Austin, TX after three long years in Philadelphia.  Glad to be back to my home state of Texas.  I try to limit any weather-related activities are limited to going to the movies, the mall, or other places that are super-air-conditioned.  I am car-less for the foreseeable future and am a slave to the very poor public transportation system in Austin.  This makes every day a bit like an episode of "I shouldn't be alive" as I walk from the bus stop to wherever I need to go, dripping sweat, and looking for water.

    PS:  One of my best friends is from Maine and I would love to live there.  I went to visit her family's "camp" a few years ago and thought it was one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen!

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  • I grew up in PA.  We moved to DC for DH's job.  I would be fine living any place that he needed me to go.  Now that we are here, I really like living in the city.  There are so many experiences that I would not have gotten any other place (seeing the Steelers at the White House, attending the State of the Union, etc).  I miss home sometimes but I like the life we have made here. 
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  • I am in Omaha, NE... not exactly where I love, but I grew up here and my husband got transferred here when I was 8 months pregnant with DS.  So, it's a good place to be for now... lots of babysitters. 

    We moved here from Austin, and just finally sold our house there last month!  YEAH!!!!  Before that, I lived in San Diego, Huntington Beach, Kansas City, Colorado, Mexico, Bahamas, France, and Quebec City.  ummm... yeah, I work in hotels... lots of moving around.

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  • I grew up in MA, but moved to NYC about 16 years ago a few years out of college.

    I have days when I wonder why I pay a premium to live in a tiny apartment, cram myself on a subway everyday to sit in an office and then sit in traffic anytime I want to drive out of the city, BUT then I have one of those legendary NY days when everything falls into place and I feel so lucky to live here and most importantly I would have never met my husband! I still have my reservations about raising children here at times, but we'll cross that bridge when we need to. The children I know that have been raised here always seem to be incredibly curious, adapatable and accepting of others so it can't be all that bad..

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    Me 41 DH 46  Not actively ttc, surprise BFP on 1/6/11! 4/1/11 m/c our sunshine at 16wks after complications from CVS test. TTC #2 **5th cycle 12/6/11 BFP! Missed m/c at 9 weeks 1/21/12, trisomy 14. Two Chemical PG 3/12&7/12
    ** BFP 8/16/12 beta #1 148! beta#2 407 beta #3 4000 u/s 9.10 1 lovely hb 126, Baby Boy is due 04/28/13!!
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    I grew up in MA, but moved to NYC about 16 years ago a few years out of college.

    I have days when I wonder why I pay a premium to live in a tiny apartment, cram myself on a subway everyday to sit in an office and then sit in traffic anytime I want to drive out of the city, BUT then I have one of those legendary NY days when everything falls into place and I feel so lucky to live here and most importantly I would have never met my husband! I still have my reservations about raising children here at times, but we'll cross that bridge when we need to. The children I know that have been raised here always seem to be incredibly curious, adapatable and accepting of others so it can't be all that bad..

    I have had people tell me that I will need to move to the suburbs when we have a baby.  I also have reservations at times but like you, I see a lot of good in the kids that live in my neighborhood.

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  • CT-born, raised and still here.... I've also lived in VT and western MA. I'd like to live in VT again. 
    TTC #1 since June 2010
    Me: 36, DH: 42
    Dx: DOR and MFI

    DH: low count + very low motility; hormones all normal; Sperm DNA Frag. test = poor to fair; male karyotyping normal
    Me: FSH 13.4 + AMH 0.26 + hypothyroidism; Scratch the hypothyrodism (?); Blood clotting and immune panel all negative; endometrial biopsy normal

    IVF #1 (MDLF - Jul/Aug 2011): BFN (9R, 5M, 3F with ICSI, 3dt of 1 10-cell grade 2, no frosties)
    IVF #2 (EP-antagonist - Sep/Oct 2011): BFN (6R, 4M, 3F w/ ICSI, 3dt of 1 6-cell, 1 7-cell, grade 4s, no frosties)
    DE IVF #1 (shared cycle - June 2012): c/p (6R, 6F w/ICSI, 3dt 1 8-cell grade A- and 1 7-cell grade A-; no frosties)
    DE IVF #2 (shared cycle with new donor - Nov/Dec/ 2012): - BFP!!!!! 12/14/12. U/S on 12/27 shows twins!!!!!

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  • Colorado born and raised. I've never lived anywhere else, and I can't imagine doing so. :-) I LOVE it here; it is my home.
    "Don't look back, you can never look back." - Don Henley
  • I was born and still live in WV.  It is beautiful here and never a shortage of things to do...camping, hiking, white water rafting, snow skiing...the list goes on and on.  I would move if SO job requested it, I wouldnt mind moving South along the East Coast or maybe GA. But I am happy being a Mountaineer. 

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  • Born and raised in Pittsburgh PA. Still here. I'm so jealous that some of you got to live in other cities! I've always wanted to live in Colorado and down South. Oh well...maybe in my next life :)

    ME:46 MH:44 DE IVF 2014
    Met with RE 4/11. 2 IUI's BFN. DE best option. Switched clinics to do "shared" program. Had to retake all tests and a mamm that put me behind and then on a DE waiting list for 12 months. Picked a donor!! (10/13/13) Got matched. Estimated transfer in December. After 2.5 years of patiently waiting I will finally cycle....can hardly believe it. DE cycle got cancelled. One of her tests came back positive.  Waiting for another donor. Donor picked!! (1/18/14)

    DE IVF #1 (4/26) BFN  DE FET #1 (6/4) BFP! Beta 1=339 Beta 2=852 Beta 3=9957 EDD 2/22/15!!


     

     

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  •  Born and raised in St. Louis, MO...moved to Kansas City, KS with the DH for about 4 years.. and then we relocated to Seattle, WA!!

    We LOVE Seattle, WA!!! I feel very fortunate to live in the beautiful pacific northwest! Been here for a little over 2 years!

    Me = 39 DH = 50 TTC (since 01/2009 after a short break, I stopped counting *cycles* in 2010)
    DX 2010 : Unknown Infertility , AMA
    HSG 2005 = Normal / HSG 2010 = Normal
    SA 2005 = Normal / SA 2010 /2012 = Slightly low count : motility, morphology GREAT!
    Chromosomal analysis, MTHFR, ANA's, Lupus, Protein C, Protein S, APCR = Normal 2011

    M/C : 2005 (7wk), 2010 (6wk), 2011 (7wk)

    8 IUI's 2010-2011 all BFN

    IVF/ICSI antagonist 01/2012 #1 = BFN

    IVF/ICSI antagonist long 06/2012 #2 = BFN

    IVF/ICSI/CGH MDLF New Clinic/New RE 11/2012 #3 = One beautiful boy blasty frozen PGS normal

    IVF/ICSI/CGH MDLF 02/2013 #4 = One more beautiful boy blasty frozen PGS normal

    FET 6/20 : One 5AA PGS normal transferred Beta 1 6/28 = 53.9 / Beta 2 7/1 = 220 / Beta 3 7/3 = 550!

    1 U/S  6w3d - Heartbeat 119 /  2 U/S - 7w5d- Heartbeat 169 / 3 U/S (OB) 8w5d - Heartbeat still great!

    Baby G welcomed into the world 3/7/2014

    SAIF / PAIF always welcome ****

     

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  • I was born in Hong Kong, moved to NYC when I was 16.  Then, I lived in Netherland for 6 short months in my mid-20s for work (btw, I had a blast!) and then work moved me back to Hong Kong for 2.5 years.  Back to NYC 9 years ago.....and my H and I are in the process of buying a house to move to Westchester. 

    I love Maine, we got married at Kennebunkport last year! 

  • I'm from St. Louis, MO and have lived here almost my entire life with the exception of college when I lived in Kansas City, MO.  But I have had to travel all over the country for work so I've spent a lot of time living in hotels (for example I'll be traveling to lovely Fort Dodge, IA next week).  Our families live here so no future plans to move but we both have dreams of retirement in Mexico.

    Me 39 & suspected PCOS, DH 42. Went off BCP when we got married in 11/11, seriously TTC since 3/12.  Six cycles of clomid = BFNs.  Suspected endometriosis & HSG showed both tubes blocked.  Sept 2013 IVF 5D transfer of two perfect embryos = BFN.  Started acupuncture and taking time off to drop some pounds & get healthier before FET in April 2014.
  • I grew up in MA, lived in NC for a few years, moved to NH, and now travel almost full-time for work which has put me in TX, NJ, NC, PA, and probably more to come.  Home base is still NH though, we have a house there and get home as frequently as possible.




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  • I am a northern girl, born and bred CDN.    I'm currently living in Alberta, I moved here to for work a few years ago.  I met my DH here and we married and I stayed.  Would love to leave, but our work is here for the moment. 

    I really miss the east though and big bodies of water.  When I was younger I wanted to go to university in Maine.  My Mom and Dad always had such great stories of their time there.  My Mom and Dad and all my siblings were living in the Buffalo until just before I was born and they used to vacation in Maine.

    DH and I have a 5 year plan and we will be moving somewhere near a big body of water then.  Just not sure where.

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    1 - fetal demise - MC 05/28/2011
    BFP#2 10/14/2011 - fetal demise - MC 12/13/2011
    BFP#3 05/30/2012 - fetal demise - MC 07/23/2012
    IVF#1 02/14/2013 - 2 Beautiful Blasts transferred
    BFP#4 02/25/2013 - BFP - MC and ectopic 03/06/2013

    IFV#2 07/02/2013 -BFP#5 - 07/07/2013
    1st Beta 07/11/2013 - 483 (9dp5dt) - 2nd Beta 07/13/2013 1006 (11dp5dt)
    1st U/S 07/31/2013 - TWINS! "The Minions"
    IVF#3 BFP#6 09/01/2015 6dp5dt
    1st Beta 09/05/2015 - 105 - 2nd Beta 09/08/2015 335
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  • I am in Milwaukee, WI.  I lived in Chicago for a long time before I moved here for DH.  I am probably a midwesterner for life due to family:(  I have traveled a ton, so that makes it okay.
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  • I was born & raised in Central PA. I moved to the Northern Virginia area (just outside DC) to finish college and I've been here ever since. I moved down here for a boy, broke up soon after and couldn't imagine ever moving from the area. It is a quick 2.5 hour trip to visit my family and there is always something going on/plenty of things to do.

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    IUIs # 1-5 = BFFN
    IVF # 1(July 2012) = BFN
    IVF # 2 (November 2012) = BFP (MIssed MC D&C @ 8w3d on 1/10/13)
    IVF # 3 (June 2013) = BFN 
    IVF # 4 (September 2013) = BFP Fraternal twin boys! (Loss at 21w6d due to IC on 1/26/14...devastated.)
    3/21/14--TAC (transabdominal cerclage) w/Dr. Davis in NJ
    IVF # 5 (May 2014) = BFN
    FET (August 2014) = BFN

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  • I'm a Jersey girl:) Lived all over the state up until 3 years ago when we moved to Bucks county PA. It's beautiful, but still adjusting to the people...we intend to move within a year or two, but probably in the vicinity. 

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    6/20/11 mc @ 5wks
    10/19/11 mc @ 17wks- Trisomy 18
    IUI #1 4/26/12 BFN
    Moving on to IVF in July
    37 with DOR...fabulous
    ER 7/14/12 6R 5F, ET 7/17 3 embies, beta #1 7/26: 147, beta #2 7/28: 326, beta#3 7/30: 422...ugh, beta#4 7/31: 607...hopeful, beta #5 8/2: 1280, beta #6 8/7: 7184 and u/s shows 1 possibly 2 sacs! 8/14 2 beautiful heartbeats! 9/24 we are TEAM BLUE!!!!!
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  • I am in Milwaukee, WI and have been here for about 11 years now.  Grew up in smaller towns all over WI and IL.  Like the size of Milwaukee - not too big, not too small (and just a train ride to Chicago when I need the BIG city).  DH is from here, lived in LA for 11 years, and came back about a year before he met me.  We are midwest people - if we aren't here it would be Chicago or Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN.  I need to be near the water - just wish we could afford a lakefront home!
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  • Born and raised in Phoenix. Love the Winters but the Summers are not for the weak! Been to plenty of other states and I do know that I will not live in this state my entire life or at least I will not retire here. I would love the experience 4 seasons. For now I'm here and just enjoying my a/c since it's 108 outside. I know that makes most of you jealous!
    TTC #1 since 2/10 Me 38 FSH 12.9 & AMH 0.16 DH 47, low sperm count due to meds. 07/11 We have sperm! 28 million, 70% motility, morphology 1% normal. 08/14/11 1st IUI unmedicated BFN. 09/11/11 2nd IUI w/ Femara + trigger BFN 10/14/11 trigger & Final IUI 10/16/11 BFN 10/21/11 Started acupuncture and loving it! 01/21 ET one embryo 6 cell grade C. Beta 02/02. BFN. Taking a much needed break. image
  • I live in Colorado now. Born and raised in Connecticut. college in MA after a short year in Bucks County PA, then lived in San Francisco for a few years before moving to CO. I dream of moving somewhere, but we can't agree on where. I miss the ocean and my DH would miss the mountains too much if we left. Plus we would have to find jobs, too.
    DD#1 8/7/2009 TTC#2 BFP 11/10/12 Baby girl born sleeping at 26 weeks
  • Houston, TX.  I was born and raised in the area and always hoped to leave.  Work brought me back after college and I eventually met my husband.  He is from France so we usually make a trip to see his family at least once a year, so at least I get to travel :)

    We'll either stay here in Houston or move to France one day....maybe for retirement. 

    Me: 38, PCOS/ DH: 37

    DD born 12.21.09, conceived w/ injects and IUI



    TTC#2 since Nov 2011

    BFP 2.6.12 m/c 6w5d | BFP 5.25.12 c/p

    -Back to the RE-

    3 medicated IUIs, all BFN

    -Taking a break from treatment-

    BFP 11.20.12 ~ EDD 7.28.13

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  • California Native :)  Was born in So Cal - my father was military so we moved up and down the CA coast moved to NM for a few years and I went to college there - but as soon as I graduated I moved back to San Francisco and lucky I did because I met my husband here.  I love SF - lots of diversity and everything is in close proximity - the beach, the mountains and I have to say if we ever left I would really miss the sourdough bread we have here - it's amazing!

    Me 38 MH 41 - TTC since June 2010 - dx with Severe MFI. Straight to IVF with ICSI. IVF #1 - ER 06/13/12 - 9 Eggs Retrieved - 4 ICSI'd - only 2 fert. 06/15/12 - 2DT - 3 cell & 6 cell with fragmentation. Beta 06/29/12 - IVF #1 = BFN. 07/20/12 - WTF Appt -Told by our RE to quit IVF. Second Opinion from RE is good. IVF#2 - November 2012. Estradiol Pills Started 11/6. Stims start 11/16. ER 11/26 - 7 eggs retrieved - all mature. 4 fertilized with ICSI. ET 11/29 Transferred 3 embryos. Beta is 12/10. 1st Beta 81 2nd Beta 160 and 3rd beta 360!!! First U/S 12/21/12 - We saw one beautiful gest. sac. 2nd U/S is 01/04/2013 - H/B 183 02/05/13 - NT Scan - everything looks good and IT'S A BOY!  Aiden was born 08/20/2013.

    IVF #2 is in progress.  ER was 05/12/14 - 11 eggs retrieved, 8 fertilized with ICSI.  ET was 05/15/14 - we transferred 3 embryos as we did on the cycle my son was conceived.  We were able to freeze 3 embryos. Beta is scheduled for 05/26/14.  1st beta - 111.  2nd beta - 159 didn't double :( 3rd beta Friday 5/30) - not a lot of hope left. Beta # 3 is 247 - probably ectopic.  Beta # 4 is 813 - possibly vanishing multiple sydrome?  06/05/14 - 5w4days - first U/S - we see a gestational sac and yolk - still have hope!  06/17/14 - 7w1day - U/S and saw and heard the heartbeat - Finally!  06/27/14 - 8w4days - Baby and heartbeat look and sound great :)  EDD 02/01/14 and It's a boy!


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  • Austin girl here.  I've lived in Texas most of my life.  I did go to Tennessee for a couple years.  I used to travel a lot internationally for work.  I enjoy travelling but Texas will always be home.
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    I was born and raised in San Diego, CA.  I've lived in Chicago, Omaha, Los Angeles, San Francisco and now live in Hawaii.  Looks like this is where I will be staying.  :)
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    TTC 10/11. IUI 2/12. BFP 3/8/12. 4/26/12 missed mc. RE consult 5/17/12. IVF #1 ER 7/13/12 53R, 41M ICSIed, 32F, 8 5d, 6 6d blasts - all PGD/frozen. PGD results 1 normal M and 1 normal F, 1 maybe M. FET 9/6, transferred 1 F embie. Beta 9/15 BFN. FET#2 planned for 11/2012 put off until 2013. Surprise BFP 11/21/12!! My son was born on 7/24/13!

    FET 4/28/2015 - Transferred 1 M embie. 5/6/15 BFP!

  • Born in Colorado (such an awesome state, would love to move back there), raised and still living in Oregon.  I can't believe there aren't any other Oregonians on here and that there are so many of you living in the east!  I try to make a point to post comments during the day due to the time difference because I know that most of you are already sleeping when I sit down at the computer at night.  And to those of you who live where there is warm weather...I am so jealous of you right now!  It's been a chilly (at least I think so) summer in the northwest...another reason why I need to take a vacation to somewhere tropical!  It's midnight (my time)...I'm rambling...and I think it's time to go to bed...
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  • Born in London, raised in VA, lived in Chicago for a long time and now I'm back in VA.
  • I'm from Connecticut, was born and raised here.  It's good to see all the NE girls.

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  • I'm in Northern Virginia for work- I can't stand it, but I'm glad I stopped by to meet my wonderful DH! I was born and raised in WA and OR, moved around the states, CA, MS, AR, NC, and really miss the Northwest. My family is there so we may head over there soon, even sooner if I can't get insurance to pay for IVF and we can't save enough living in the wealithiest county in the country (suburb of DC). If I could, I'd move to Costa Rica :) Our honeymoon there was perfect. I'll settle for the Oregon coast though, back to my roots.

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