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Ready to start "Operation Baby"...again! (cross post from TTTC)

I used to post/respond often, but haven't been on for awhile because we decided to take a "treatment break." I hope you'll welcome me back! I hardly recognize any of the names, so I guess everyone on this board eventually gets their BFPs (at least that's my hope for all of you and me!)

I hope that things work out better this time around...2011 was not a fun year. In December, our second attempt to complete an IVF cycle was cancelled and converted to an IUI, and when we got the BFN, well, I felt completely broken. DH and I decided to take a break to try and enjoy life without doctors appointments and charts, find a new doctor, and try BDing on our own for a few months. Needless to say, we're more relaxed, but the BDing didn't work (but it was fun!).

After 7 months, we're ready to start fertility treatments again. We met with the new clinic yesterday and will most likely be doing IVF in October (pending some tests this clinic requires that my other didn't). However, this time we aren't telling anyone (except those of you on the Bump) because I cannot handle the questions and "poor you" faces.

TTC since 11/09
me: 39 DH: 36  dx: unexplained (ugh) 

January 2011 - December 2012: 4 cycles w/Clomid; 9 IUIs w/Follistim & Menopur;  two IVF cycles converted to IUI (poor response/dominant follicle) 

August 2014 IVF (antagonist protocol: Menopur, Follistim, Ganirelix, dexamethasone): 13 eggs, 9 mature, 8 fertilized w/ICSI; 0 frozen, 3 transferred day 5 = BFN

October 2014 IVF (micro-lupron protocol: mircrolupron, Menopur, Follistim, dexamethasone): 8 eggs, 4 mature, 3 fertilized w/ICSI; 3 transferred day 3 = BFP! Beta 1=121; Beta 2=287; Beta 3 =678. Miscarriage @ 8w2d. :(

Re: Ready to start "Operation Baby"...again! (cross post from TTTC)

  • Welcome back!! I like your sentiment and I hope that its true!! 

    I feel the same way about not telling anyone about trying - I really don't want people to know that we are having a hard time and I really don't want people's advice about what we should do next.

    I hope the October IVF is successful!  

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  • Good luck and welcome back to the board!

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    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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  • Welcome back and good luck!
    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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  • Welcome back and good luck!!Big Smile
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  • Welcome back!!!

    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!

     "Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end."


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