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An update...

Hi Ladies!

Long time, no post.  I apologize for being MIA lately, but it's very difficult for me to Bump during the day now and I'm very busy at night so there's been a lot of lurking, but not a lot of posting.

I wanted to take a minute to post an update about me (while my mgr is in a meeting...shhhhhh!)

Welp, this Friday will be IVF#4 (FET#2) for me.  I wish I could say I'm excited and hopeful, but I'm not.  To be honest, I'm terrified.  I've completely fallen off the wagon as for as my diet was going (and I was down 21 pounds!  I've gained back about 11 of those pounds already...), I've been really lazy about my meds (I used to take them at the exact same minute every day, now it's *around* the same time, but it could be an hour or two off here and there... plus, twice now I've forgotten to change my Vivelle patch on the third day!  UGH!), and I just haven't kept the strict lifestyle I was keeping prior to all my past cycles.  I'm so scared to m/c again and the timing of this cycle isn't the best so I've just been going through the motions.  I hope by Friday I've found some positivity somewhere and I get more excited... we'll see.

I had a lining check done today and it was 9 point something... see, I didn't even care enough to get the exact measurement.  As long as it's above 8, I'm happy and it appears that it is.  I'm going to double-up on the Pom Wonderful pills for the next 3 days just to be on the safe side.

In other news... last month I found out my BFF IRL has been struggling with IF for about 13 months.  She recently did her first IUI with Clomid and she should be getting her results today.  It would be wonderful if we were pregnant together.... I don't know if she'll tell me the result right away.  If it's positive, she may want to tell me with all our other friends, if it's neg, she may want some time to digest everything... so I'll just be sitting and wondering for a while.

So that's it for now.... I'll try to get online a little more often.

 

 

*SAIF Always Welcome!*


Kelli & Rob married since 01/28/2006


TTC since 03/06 - POF/PM dx 11/06


Donor Cycle #1 canceled - Donor's genetic history

Donor Cycle #2 canceled - poor response from Donor

Donor Cycle #3 - BFN :-(

FET#1 - BFN :-(

Donor Cycle #4 - 5/10/2012

Beta #1 (5/21/12) - 46 |Beta #2 (5/24/12) - 123 |Beta #3 (5/30/12) - 875

U/S #1 (6/5/12) - 1 beautiful nugget!

Miscarriage (6/13/12)

FET#2 (8/24/12) - Please let this be The One!


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Re: An update...

  • Hey hun, I have been thinking of you! I was not too hopeful for my FET either so I don't think that really matters, although it sucks not to feel hopeful. I am sending you all the luck in the world and I will be thinking of you! (((hugs)))
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    TTC since March/April 2010
    DX: MFI - less than 1 million sperm, 26% motility
    DH put on anastrozole to increase counts
    June/July 2011 100 mg Clomid + TS IUI#1 & IUI 2 - BFN :-(
    Forced break due to DH getting spinal surgery in August 2011
    IVF - January 2012: BFN
    FET in April 2012 - BFP at 6dp5dt! Beta #1 at 9dp5dt: 82.5, Beta #2 at 12dp5dt: 352 Beta #3 at 19dp5dt: 6000, saw heartbeat and one little bean at 5W6D!
    After nearly 3 years of waiting our LO was born December 18th 2012!
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  • i was the same way with my last FET - i really didn't think it would work (the last 5 transfers didn't, so why would i think this would be any different?) Anyway-  i messed up my meds a few times and drank a lot the weeks leading up to the transfer (went to a wedding in vegas!) ANYWAY the point is, i felt no hope whatsoever until the day of my actual transfer...and i'm so blessed to say that this one worked for me.  I'm praying very hard that this is it for you - sending you lots and lots of STICKY vibes, i really hope that this cycle leads to your BFSP!
    S/PAIFW
    Tara & Dave - TTC since September 2006
    PCOS - dx 1999 (amenorrhea) | freakishly long fallopian tubes
    Hypoglycemic | thyroid issues | severely anemic
    Multiple Clomid cycles of 50, 100, 150 - absolutely no response
    Follistim 50/100 | Follistim 75/125 | Follistim 100/150 IUI - all BFNs
    Converted IVF - BFP - m/c | FET - BFN | IVF #2 = BFN
    IVF #3
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  • I'm sorry you aren't feeling hopeful-I think that's normal after everything you've been through!  Good luck on your FET!

    TTC since 5/2010
    DX with Diminished Ovarian Reserve - AMH of 1.1 - 7/2011; AMH of .42 8/2012
    BFP 9/1/10-M/C confirmed 9/8/10-Methotrexate 10/6/10
    IUI #1 (w/clomid)-9/5/11-BFN ; IUI #2 (w/clomid)-10/5/11 - BFP - 11/1/12-No sac seen; 11/2/11 and 11/9/11-Methotrexate 
    IVF #1- ER 2/2; ET 2/5;-Two 8 cell embryos transfered = BFFN
    Surprise BFP - 5/7/12
    U/S on 6/8/12 - H/B at 128 BPM; U/S on 6/14/12 @ 9wks-No H/B-D&C on 6/17/12
    IVF 2.0- ER 10/17; ET 10/20-One 12 cell, one 10 cell and one 8 cell embryo transfered
    BFP!   11/16/12 U/S- Two nuggets with perfect heartbeats! EDD 7/10/13

     

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  • Sending lots of PPVs and sticky vibes for your FET ((HUGS))
    TTC 12/2009
    Me: 32 - Stage II Endo / DH: 36 - Low count and morphology (1%)
    IUIs 1-3 BFN, lap Dec. 2010, IUIs 4-6 BFN
    IVF w/ICSI #1 - ER 2/8: 24R 19M 9F ET 2/13 2-5 day blasts (no frosties) = BFP - b/g twins!
    E & C Born 10/19/2012
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  • Good to "see" you :) Sending lots of good vibes your way for Friday!
    IUIs #1-3 (1x unmedicated, 2x Clomid) = 2 BFNs, 1 m/c at 7w3d
    IUIs #4-6 (injects) = 3 BFNs
    IVF #1 = BFN
    FET #1 = BFN
    FET #2 = BFN
    IVF #2 = BFP, b/g twins lost at 20w due to partial abruption/PPROM
    IVF #3 = c/p 5w2d
    Long-shot Clomid/Prednisone cycle before next IVF = BFP, our beautiful, healthy girl born 6/26/13!
    ~~
    TTC again March 2014
    FET #3 - May/June 2014
    - all embryos arrested before xfer - back to the drawing board...
    IVF #4 - July/August 2014 
    beta 1 (11dp3dt) 220, beta 2 (13dp3dt) 671, beta 3 (19dp3dt) 10762
  • It seriously sounds like I could have written this post! I have been all over the place with my Estrace this cycle and I think I am just so nervous about my embies surviving the thaw that I am choosing not to think about it. I also haven't been very good about my diet...

    I have been looking for your posts and thinking about you! I really am crossing everything for this FET for you, even if your heart's not in it...

    (((hugs)))

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    TTC since March 2009 // Me and DH - 28
    Testing Summer/Fall 2010 - Unexplained IF
    IUIs #1-4 ~ Clomid/Ovidrel/TI/IUI ~ all BFNs
    IUI #5 ~ Femara/Ovidrel/TI/IUI ~ BFN
    IUIs #6-9 ~ Research Study Meds/Pregnyl/TI/IUI ~ all BFNs
    IVF Consultation, More Testing
    Diagnostic Cycle ~ Mucinex/Progesterone/TI ~ BFN
    IVF #1 ~ Menopur/Bravelle/Ganirelix/Novarel/Progesterone/Lupron
    7R, 6F // 2 transferred // 3 frosties ~ BFN
    FET #1 ~ Estrace/PIO/Lupron
    3 thawed // 2 transferred // 1 lost // no more frosties ~ BFP!!
    Beta #1 - 456 // Beta #2 - 1176 // Beta #3 - 2933 // Beta #4 - 6753
    EDD: May 16, 2013
    Threatened MC at 6w2d
    Bedrest for SCH // 6w2d through 10w1d
    Elevated TSH and Lazy Thyroid DX @ 10w - Started Synthroid
    Finally released from RE at 13w
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  • Good luck on Friday!!! i'll be praying for you. I hope you can muster up some positivity by then :-(
    TTC since 8/07 DX - Severe MFI/azoospermia & MTHFR/ TESEs found sperm - 7/08 & 6/09/ 12/08 - IVF#1 - BFN/ 6/09 - IVF #2 - cancelled due to OHSS risk (had retrieval)/ 7/09 - FET #1 - BFN/ 9/09 - FET #2 - BFN/ 11/09 - IVF #3 with new RE cancelled twice - 10/09 & 11/09/ 1/10 - IVF #3 take 3 - BFN/ 4/10 - IVF #4 - first ever BFP on 5/13/10!!! 108 @ 10dp3dt/ 2nd beta 311!/ sono on 5/28/10 said TWINS!!!! Lilypie Second Birthday tickers
  • It's great to hear an update from you, I've been wondering how you are.  Sorry that you're not very hopeful, but agree with the others that it is certainly normal after all you've gone through.  Sending lots of good thoughts your way and keeping everything crossed!
    TTC since honeymoon in 9/2010
    Me: 39, Dx DOR (FSH = 10.5, AMH = 0.43, best AFC = 10), AMA
    MH: 37, Dx Obstructive Azoospermia, multiple successful sperm retrieval procedures

    1/2012: IVF/ICSI #1 Antagonist = cancelled d/t poor response to max stims
    2/2012: IVF/ICSI #2 MDLF (4R, 4M, 1F) = BFP, saw heartbeat, missed m/c 9w0d, D&E
    8/2012: IVF/ICSI #3 EPP/MDLF (7R, 2M, 1F) = BFN

    12/2012: (New RE) Operative hysteroscopy to remove scar tissue

    1/2013: IVF/ICSI #4 Low-dose stim/Antagonist (AFC=6); ER=1/26 (5R-couldn't access rt ovary, 5M, 4F), ET=1/29 (trans 3) = BFP!; 2/11 beta#1(13dp3dt)=2127, 2/13=3367; twin girls due 10/19/13

    PAIF/SAIF very welcome!

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  • I think your ambivalence is perfectly understandable after what you've been through. Good luck with your FET.
    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!!!!!

    SAIFW/PAIFW
  • You've been in my thoughts!

    I hope your FET on Friday brings you your BFSP!!!!  FX!!!!

    TTC #1 Since 11/08 - Dx: MFI & PCOS
    7 IUIs = All BFNs
    2011: March IVF #1.2 = e/p @ 6w: May IVF #2 = BFN: July sFET #1 = BFN

    2012: Jan We're Certified FC/A Parents
    May IVF #3 = c/p
    June-Nov Foster Mommy to M (Toddler)
    July FET #2 = BFN
    Aug FET #3 = BFN
    Sept-Nov Foster Mommy to Baby Bella (Newborn)
    Nov HSG/Sono = Clear!
    Dec FET #4 = BFN

    2013: Feb FET #5 = m/c @ 6.5w
    May-July Foster Mom to H (8 yr old girl)
    June/July/Aug IVF #4 = Freeze All
    July = Unofficially Adopting T (10 yr old boy)
    Sept FET #6 = TBD
    **PAIF/SAIF Welcome**
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