I need to brag about x-mas 2012!! — The Bump
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I need to brag about x-mas 2012!!

Call me cheap....a lot of people do....or call me smart....I hear that a lot too, but my hobby is saving money and a lot of it!

Nicole and I shopped the after Christmas clearance racks until we quite literately dropped....and saved over $300! I had ten $5 off a $5 purchase at Kohl's as well as the $10 off $25 coupon for JCpenney's.

We checked off 3 nephews, two cousins, most of the gifts for a whole family package, donations for the nursing home, some of the gifts for Angel Tree and a few other things and did it all for a grande savings of 84%!!

I love a good clearance and coupon shopping trip! 

***Loss and success mentioned***
Me:34, Wife: 32
IF reasoning = MFI: Zero Sperm Count using FairFax donor bank
IUI #1 - #3: 2011 = BFN
IVF: 2011 = BFN, lost all 10 embryos (with C/Ps)
Jan 2014 - OBGYN (not RE) found and removed wife's "field of" uterine polyps after failed IVF

Moving on to surrogacy (actually a planned adoption)
Surrogate IUI#1: 7.17.12 = BFP!! 15dpiui = 256, 17dpiui = 346
Oliver Zane born - 3/29/2013 on Good Friday!

IUI #4 - #6: 2014-2015 = BFN (with C/Ps)
Switch sperm donors, start ketosis diet to reduce inflammation late 2015
IVF 2: Jan and Feb 2016, 3 great looking, 8 cell 3 day embryos. Two ET, one frozen
2.18.2016 (8dp3dt) = BFFP!
2.22.2016 (12dp3dt) = 649!!

Started foster care experience in 2012. Now waiting to adopt our foster daughter, 7, who has lived with us for 3 years. 


"Wait for your God, and don't give up on Him - ever!" Hosea 12:6 (msg)

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  • That's awesome!  I never used to be cheap until I bought my own home (before I was even married) and now I am.  I too, like to call it 'smart' Smile  Do you coupon at all?  

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  • That is AWESOME! :) I love saving money, too! Heck, I think we all do! So glad to hear about your successful shopping excursion! :) Happy New Year to you and Nicole :)

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    12.2011 | HSG reveals 100% blockages in both tubes
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  • That is awesome!  Good for you.  We tried to save money the best we could this year also but we didn't do as well as you and Nicole. 
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    IUI#1,2 & 3 ~ clomid = BFN

    IUI#4 7/26 ~ 5mg Femara = BFN

    IUI#5 8/22 ~ 150iu Bravelle + HCG + Booster = BFP!!!!

    9/27 @ 7weeks pg no h/b & enlarged yok sac (m/c)

    IUI#6 12/12 ~ 100mg clomid = BFN

    IUI#7 1/11 ~ 150iu Bravelle + HCG + Booster = BFFN

    IUI#8 2/8 ~ 225iu Bravelle + Ovidrel + Prometrium = BFP!!!

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  • I do coupon, but I haven't in a few months as we had a huge stash. I'm starting up again on Sunday for toothpaste, toothbrushes and other things to donate for next Christmas as well as things to have in the house for future foster kids. We are also starting to run pretty low on Dayquil type med and tissues. Those are a must in this house! 

     

    ***Loss and success mentioned***
    Me:34, Wife: 32
    IF reasoning = MFI: Zero Sperm Count using FairFax donor bank
    IUI #1 - #3: 2011 = BFN
    IVF: 2011 = BFN, lost all 10 embryos (with C/Ps)
    Jan 2014 - OBGYN (not RE) found and removed wife's "field of" uterine polyps after failed IVF

    Moving on to surrogacy (actually a planned adoption)
    Surrogate IUI#1: 7.17.12 = BFP!! 15dpiui = 256, 17dpiui = 346
    Oliver Zane born - 3/29/2013 on Good Friday!

    IUI #4 - #6: 2014-2015 = BFN (with C/Ps)
    Switch sperm donors, start ketosis diet to reduce inflammation late 2015
    IVF 2: Jan and Feb 2016, 3 great looking, 8 cell 3 day embryos. Two ET, one frozen
    2.18.2016 (8dp3dt) = BFFP!
    2.22.2016 (12dp3dt) = 649!!

    Started foster care experience in 2012. Now waiting to adopt our foster daughter, 7, who has lived with us for 3 years. 


    "Wait for your God, and don't give up on Him - ever!" Hosea 12:6 (msg)

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