Good Evening Ladies. I hope everyone?s weekend is off to a great start!
Please forgive me if I miss anyone's update. We welcome every member (graduates, current, lurkers, newbies etc.) to post an update each week. This gives us all an idea of where you are in your cycle or how you're doing. This is such a great place to meet other women in similar circumstances to share experiences, cheer each other on, get info and offer support.
I am happy to announce this week?s congratulations sent out to:
Re: ***2IF Weekly UPDATE***
Update on me: I had a repeat HSG today to see if my tubes were open. If they were we were going to move to IVF, if not we were going to do another injectable cycle if recommended. I felt like today we would have a plan. Nope, another snag as the RE found a uterine polyp and decided we need to do a saline u/s to see if the polyp is why we are not getting pg. I know waiting till Monday isn't a big deal, but I really do better with a plan. I posted question above about polyps and would love any input. Right now I am on hold taking BCPs due to a cyst on my ovary. UGH!
We were get a big start on finishing our basement. DH was amazing and let me do whatever I wanted to the main floor, but he deserves a space of his own and I would love a crafty room and playroom too!
BFP on Cycle 14--TWINS! Identical twin boys stillborn at 19wks(1/9/10)
3 break cycles; took clomid 50mg, BFP #2 Beta #1 35, Beta #2 338!!! Owen was born 2/11/11!
TTC#2: 4 cycles on clomid: BFNs
BFP #3: Cycle #5 100mg clomid; beta #1 21; beta #2 6=CP
Cycle #6 break cycle TTC no meds=BFN
Cycle #7: 150 clomid+ovidril+IUI=BFN (switched to RE)
Cycle #8: follistem+ovidril+TI=BFN
Cycle #9 Forced break due to cyst
Cycle #10 follistem+ovidril+TI=BFN
Cycle #11 follistem+ovidril+TI=BFN
Cycle#12 Forced break due to cyst, went on BCP; did repeat HSG, Saline U/S
Cycle #13 IVF: Follistim/Menapur ER 11-30 11 eggs, 5 mature, 4 fertilized and 3dt on 12-3; BFN
Cycle #14: IVF#2 lupron/follistim/menopur ER 1-22, 19 eggs, 14 fertilized, 5dt on 1-27, BFP!! beta 1: 63, beta 2: 119; EDD 10-15-13; 1 frozen embie
Since AF is taking her sweet azz time showing up for the 2nd month in a row, I started prometrium tonight in hopes of nudging her along. As soon as she shows up, I'm on to BCPs, and FX, a full cycle.
QOTW: I guess I'd be practical and put it towards DH's grad school tuition. Not exciting, but like IF, it's a big debt we're taking on.
IVF #1: 9/11: ER: 12R, 11M, 10F, No Frosties; 5dt: 2 blasts, 1 morula; DD born 6/3/12
IVF #2: 11/12-12/12: ER: 20R, 20M, 16F, 4 Frosties; 5dt: 3 blasts, DS born 8/9/13
Qotw: Definately toward truck or camper payment ugh the faster they get paid the faster mama gets new wheels
Update: Started stims (Follistim) for our first IVF cycle!!!
QOTW: Easy! I would put it toward redoing our kitchen since I am currently without one after it had to be gutted because of our pipe leak.
First Time: DD born 3/2011 after trying for two years, LAP, and two IUIs w/ Femera + Ovidrel
This Time: 4/12 Femera IUI #1 BFN, 5/12 Femera + TI BFN, 6/12 Femera + IUI #2 BFN, 7/12 Femera + IUI #3 BFN, 8/12 Follistim IUI #4 BFN
IVF #1: ER 11/5/12 : 17 eggs retrieved/6 fertilized, ET 11/10/12 : 5dt of 2 embies/0 frosties BFN
IVF #2: ER 1/28/13 : 12 eggs retrieved/9 fertilized, ET 2/2/13 : 5dt of 2 embies/0 frosties BFN
IVF #3: ER 4/15/13 : 13 eggs retrieved/7 fertilized, ET 4/18/13 : 3dt of 3 embies/0 frosties BFN
Laparoscopy 5/24/13 : Stage 2 Endo, Scaring, and Both tubes Blocked but successfully Opened
IVF #4 (Clinical Trial): ER 7/22/13 : 15 eggs/8 fertilized, ET 7/25/13 : 3dt of 3 embies/0 frosties BFN
IVF #5: ER 11/4/13 : 13 eggs/12 fertilized, ET 11/9/13 : 5dt of 2 embies/0 frosties BFP!!! Beta 11/20/13 = 447 1 Beautiful Baby! EDD: July 28, 2014
Update: 2WW. I test next Friday so one week down.
QOTW: I'd like to go on a trip to Hawaii and bring my parents.
Update: 7DPIUI, and my temps look great. I'm on crinone. Beta scheduled for 11/1.
QOTW: That $10k would go right into paying for our new furnace (signing the contract on Monday.) Sadly that wouldn't cover the whole bill.
Update: We are currently in the process of our first FET cycle while TTC #2. So far everything has gone right on schedule and we will have our Embryo Transfer sometime on Monday!! (I will find out all the details today). I could use all the extra t&p for a successful and sticky baby.
QOTW: Pay off Cred Card and our upcoming Hawaii vacation (although that's kind of cheating since a chunk of it is our current cycle). The rest put in savings to use towards a down payment on a new house!
QOTW: if I had 10k I would donate it to Autism Research to help families that need support. I've been blessed to have great insurance that covers all of my sons therapy but not everyone has that.
I'm 13dpo, and am positive that I will be onto cycle #11/month #14 on Tuesday. UGGH!! I did make my first appointment with an RE this week. The earliest they can see us is November 28th, so I have one more cycle to get KU'd up on my own. A girl can dream, right??!!
I would like a new camera, a new couch, and new flooring.....I think 10k could cover all of that!
DD #1 BFP 6-1-06 after 8 months of TTC
TTC #2 since July 2011
1st RE Appt 11/28/12 DX with PCOS, HSG and SA=Normal
Feb 2013-June 2013, 3 TI cycles and 2 IUI cyles with Letrozole, Ovidrel, and Dexamethasone=BFN!!!
July 2013-August 2013....taking a break and praying for a miracle
Fall 2013...will attempt IUI #3 and then seek 2nd opinion if it's a bust too
Baby2 Starting to get some contractions, mostly practice though. Baby is measuring almost 3 weeks ahead and about 7lbs already. Yikes!
Baby3 I am CD 19 but I O late if I do O so still waiting to O.
QOTW Pay off rest of student loan debt, fix things on vehicles go on a vacation. :
"Just keep swimming, just keep swimming..."
Update: i posted this on thursday, but IUI #1 got cancelled last minute after my bloodwork came back showing that i have recently acquired cytomegalovirus (CMV). they will not do IUI until my bloodwork is clear of that since there is a 5% chance of transferring it to a fetus. They do not even want us trying on our own, and I will have to start BCPs next cycle and get new bloodwork after the first of the year. if its clear then, we can proceed with IUI again. However we did have TI two days before ovulation so there is still a chance this cycle could work as I was on letrazole and i responded really well to it. I had two mature follies. So i am sorta hopeful but also really bummed that we could not do the IUI.
QOTW: probably use the money for one of the many household projects we need to do! either kitchen remodel or building a deck and doing other outdoor projects.
BFP 1/21/13, blighted ovum m/c 2/12/13
I am mid-cycle on BCP for suppression prior to upcoming IVF cycle in Dec. This will be IVF #3 for us, and I am hopeful that new RE, new protocol and new approach is going to result in success!
QOTW: Well, I might have said a great vacation, but we just went on vacation last month, so.... I think I would use it to upgrade our home in some way. Maybe some new flooring in the kitchen, new wall hangings, surround-sound in great room. I am all about "make your home a haven," which I think is particularly important for those of us who are under a lot of stress.
BFP #1 1/2010, M/C 6 weeks
BFP #2 6/2010, DD lost to congenital heart disease, we are heartbroken.
TTC #2 4/2011, diagnosed MTHFR, FVL
Four natural cycles BFN; Clomid IUI BFN; Follistim IUI BFN;
1/2012 IVF #1 BFN
4/2012 FET BFP #3
5/2012 7w1d u/s: anembryonic demise; M/C @ 8w.
6/2012 found Stage II/III endo on laparoscopy, removed w/ laser.
8/2012 IVF #2 epic fail: no viable embryos.
Vacation, break, second opinions, on to new RE.
1/2013 Surprise chemical pregnancy BFP #4 (break cycle), IVF #3 postponed.
2/2013 TI w/ hormonal support, prednisone, aspirin, Lovenox, acupuncture gave us a miracle BFP #5!
Heartbeat on U/S at 6w1d! Baby,please stay!!
I would definitely use it towards updating something in my house.
I'm scheduled for my baseline appointment on Tuesday. I'm praying it won't be cancelled. Hurricane Sandy is supposed to hit us late Monday night. If all goes well, I start the lupron injections!
I'm not going to lie...if I had $10,000 to spend and not on IVF, I'm having tummy tuck!
I am CD 12 of a try-on-our-own month. I also have an RE appointment on Tuesday to order meds for our 1st IUI next month- VERY EXCITED!
QOTW: I'd like to use the 10K to pay off a little debt and buy new kitchen countertops. Oh a girl can dream, can't she
IUI#1 + Clomid + Trigger= BFP!! EDD: 8/8/11
DS#1 Born 8/11/11
BFP #2 3/1/12 Ended in M/C on 3/17/12 @ 7w
11/12 IUI#1 + Clomid + Trigger= BFP, EDD: 8/18/13, Beta#1 (45), Beta #2 (265) Beta #3 (2545)
S/PAIF/PAL ALWAYS WELCOME!!
Update: I'm on cd 7 and just finished my last dose of Clomid. Thank God. This cycle has been crazy stressful so far with lots of migraines. I hope they stop soon. Now, just waiting to O.
QOTW: I would love to get new floors downstairs. Ah, if only.
Dx: PCOS and short luteal phase
18 cycles (3 with our RE) - Metformin + Clomid + HCG booster did the trick!
BFP #1 6/22/09 EDD: 3/2/10 DS born: 3/8/10
TTC #2 since Dec 2011
BFP #2 7/8/12 EDD: 3/18/12 M/C @ 9w1d: 8/16/12
I had u/s sat no follicle to be seen but estrogen was rising (179) Have to go back on monday for u/s and blood work to see if iui takes place on wed.
10 grand would be great for a newer car than the one we have.
No news here. Started a new cycle. Just waiting until January to get the RE party started unless a BFP surprises us.
10K would be awesome. For fun stuff, I'd probably get a nice camera and use some of it for a fun family vacation. But the responsible thing to do would be to put it towards our mortgage, a new car (mine is a dinosaur), or a student loan.
Love, luck, and prayers to my BFPB Dr. SnowflakeBride
We are on a break this cycle. I have a consultation this week for IVF. I am so anxious to learn about our next step since this is a first for me. I'm going to try not to stress about it an enjoy our break cycle. I've already enjoyed a glass of wine and not worrying about my caffeine intake (I have a slight addiction to coffee....)!
I'm also going to try not to get on the bump too much this month, although I will try to log on for the weekly updates.
QOTW: Just last week I was saying how much I wish I had $10,000...but I can't remember what I was wanting to do with it. Ha! I would probably take a vacation back to Hawaii. I'd have a small shopping spree and get a few things I've been wanting for photography. I'd also hire someone to clean my house and hang Christmas lights.
I am on to cycle #5. I have an HSG scheduled for the 6th.
QOTW: Debt, Christmas and/or a down payment on a house!
Rainbow Surprise Baby due 05/26/2017