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Twas The Night Before Beta

Twas the night before beta, and lo and behold
Not a corner of the inter-webs had this PUPO chick not patrolled

Searching for stories of “Beta or Bust!”
And crazies like her who in pee sticks did not trust

Well, it was a funny story that seemed to unfold
She found not many peeps willing to withhold

Most had tested early, many tested a lot
Seems everyone else had shared the same thought

That waiting for the infamous call from the nurse
Made receiving a BFN feel that much worse

So now this PUPO gal is feeling quite antsy
And thinking the no-test pact she made with her wife was quite chance-y

Every little cramp and pre-AF sign that she sensed
Reminded her that pregnancy might not have commenced

It might not be her time, and tomorrow might be sad
And that thought made her cry and get really mad

Her emotions were high and her confidence was low
But, chin up she thought, one more night and then you’ll know…

Me - 30, My wife - 31 , Together for 10 yrs - Married August 2012

5 medicated IUIs w/ RE (March - July 2013) = BFN

Fresh IVF Cycle in September 2013 resulted in 18 mature eggs, 16 fertilized, 12 made it to day 5. Transfer of 2 Grade A blastocysts on 9/15/13, and 10 embryos in the freezer!

 

     *****BFP on 9/25/13 - betas: @10dp5dt = 232; @12dp5dt = 465; @15dp5dt = 1,581

 

*********William George born June 4, 2014*********

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Re: Twas The Night Before Beta

  • Wow - LOOOOVE IT  :-)

    Of course I want you to test for selfish reasons (I want to know!!!) UGH  1 more day!!!!!!  ;-)
    But if you are being strong good for you I can support that :-)

    healz413ATXmommasGreysmom13
  • Your patience is most impressive - truly!  You are a much, much stronger woman than myself.  Best of luck with your beta tomorrow!!  Can't wait to hear good news!!
    IUI 08/2013 - natural cycle, BFN
    IUI 10/2013 - Clomid cycle, BFN
    IUI 11/2013 - Clomid cycle, BFN
    IUI 03/2014 - Clomid cycle, BFN
    IUI 05/2014 - Femara + FSH, BFN
    IUI 06/2014 - FSH, BFP! DS born 02/2015

    TTC #2 (and #3)
    W IUI 08/2017 - Femara, BFN
    W IUI 10/2017 - Femara, BFN
    W diagnosed as low AMH
    Me: PCOS
    Myo-Inositol, NAC, prenatals
    IUI 03/2018 - Gonal F - BFN

    INVOcell IVF September 2018 - BFP!!! B/G Twins born 04/2019
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  • I was hoping that was going to end in you having had POAS and got to see a BFP!  You certainly have much more patience than I do!  Hoping for a strong beta for you tomorrow! 

    Me: 30  DW (aka C): 29

    Together since 2/15/11 ~ Legally married in NY on 9/29/12

    ***CP mentioned***

    We've been working on baby #1 since July 2013 using Open ID donor sperm.  8 IUI attempts with 5 actual IUIs and one chemical pregnancy.  We have one fresh IVF cycle under our belts as well as a FET.  I have endometriosis and a uterine septum that was corrected via surgery in November 2013. 

    11/14/14 -  Second HSG shows that tubes are still clear and ute is looking good. 

    12/6/14 - Started BCPs in prep for IVF #2

    12/22/14 - Saline u/s and endometrial scratch (All was clear and OUCH!)

    1/2/15 - Began stimming for IVF #2

     ****All Welcome!****

    We are Mommas to four fur babies - 3 dogs and 1 cat.

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  • One more day!! I have all my fingers and toes crossed for you!!!

    TTC our first. Married to, and madly in love with, my beautiful wife. Living with our fur baby and enjoying 19 nieces and nephews. 
    • DW and I have been tracking, preparing, getting medical testing since January 2013.
    • First Cycle: Unmedicated ICI w/ Donor Sperm 08/02/13: BFN
    • Second Cycle: Unmedicated ICI w/ Donor Sperm 09/11/13, 09/13/13, 09/15/13: BFN
    • Third Cycle: Unmedicated ICI w/ Donor Sperm: 10/13/13, 10/15/13, 10/17/13, 10/21/13: BFN
    • January 2014: Sonohysterogram shows excellent lining & tubes have no blockages
    • Fourth Cycle:  Monitored clomid cycle  w/ ICI's at home: 1/24/14 and 1/25/14. Ovulation verified:  BFN
    • Fifth Cycle: 02/2014 Femara 5mg with ovidrel trigger CD14: BFN
    • Taking a few months off to evaluate if we want to keep trying


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  • @herbabymama - I didn't know you did that with your beta! We POAS'd exactly so we could share the moment, and beta tests always landing on a weekday, I had to be at work. What a great idea!

    When we found out the gender (Mat21 test), we did something special and found out together, alone, at home in our living room. It was perfect. THAT I didn't want to share with anyone else, even at delivery - which is part of why we found out ahead and weren't team green. That, and J is the most impatient person on the planet, and I'm not far behind her. :)

    Lil'mamaz was born on Aug 21, 2014! She's PERFECT!

    It's been a long road to here...
    Me (43) and J (45) - same sex couple. And we don't feel 40+!
    June'12 - First RE Visit
    Sept. '12 - Tubes removed
    Dec. '12 - Donor Egg/Donor Sperm IVF Cycle - 4 good embies!
    Dec. '12 - Fresh transfer, BFP! EDD 8/29/13
    Mar. '13 - Missed m/c at 16w1d, baby boy stopped growing at 15w4d
    Loss due to umbilical cord clot...baby was perfect. :(
    Jul '13 - FET#1 - c/p
    Sept. '13 - FET#2 - BFN
    Dec.' 2, 2013 - FET#3 with our last chance embie - BFP!!!
    Dec' 26, 2013 - hb!!
    EDD 8/20/14 with a baby girl!
    Little S was born on 8/21/14 - 8lb, 14 oz and 20 inches long.
    We live in Seattle and used SRM for our donor egg IVF cycle


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    Thanks for all the encouragement everyone! Sorry to be a tease - I didn't even think of that, that this would read like "so I decided to test" haha... I still haven't got a clue what to expect. I am feeling crampy and "AF"-y (the whole, I think it's here run to the bathroom to check every 20 minutes routine) ... So my confidence isn't high right now. And @herbabymama - I love that idea about writing the results down so you and your wife could find out together! :)

    Me - 30, My wife - 31 , Together for 10 yrs - Married August 2012

    5 medicated IUIs w/ RE (March - July 2013) = BFN

    Fresh IVF Cycle in September 2013 resulted in 18 mature eggs, 16 fertilized, 12 made it to day 5. Transfer of 2 Grade A blastocysts on 9/15/13, and 10 embryos in the freezer!

     

         *****BFP on 9/25/13 - betas: @10dp5dt = 232; @12dp5dt = 465; @15dp5dt = 1,581

     

    *********William George born June 4, 2014*********

  • I vote to pee. Just keep your head on about it - that is, like I said. POAS and getting a + means you made the cut to the second round: Beta 1. And Beta 1 means you made the cut to round 3 - Beta 2. And, if it's a BFN, you can process that together and waiting for test results won't feel so anxiety-inducing.

    You're smart and level-headed. But for us, getting that first BFP together, in the bathroom at 8 p.m. on a Sunday in December when I didn't even plan to test until the next day and J asked me to on a whim, because she had a feeling.. I was so shocked I had to sit down on the bathroom floor, and J sat with we and we stared at the stick and teared up and it was perfect! And finding out the gender, just us, was amazing. I'd never want to share those moments with any doctors or nurses or other people.

    So I'm with @herbabymama - unless you can pick it up, PEE I say! :)

     

    Of course, we all don't even know if you have a test there at home...

    And if it makes you feel any better if you'd done IUI, you would have already tested yesterday at 14DPO right? right???

    (we're terrible for egging you on :) I know)

    Lil'mamaz was born on Aug 21, 2014! She's PERFECT!

    It's been a long road to here...
    Me (43) and J (45) - same sex couple. And we don't feel 40+!
    June'12 - First RE Visit
    Sept. '12 - Tubes removed
    Dec. '12 - Donor Egg/Donor Sperm IVF Cycle - 4 good embies!
    Dec. '12 - Fresh transfer, BFP! EDD 8/29/13
    Mar. '13 - Missed m/c at 16w1d, baby boy stopped growing at 15w4d
    Loss due to umbilical cord clot...baby was perfect. :(
    Jul '13 - FET#1 - c/p
    Sept. '13 - FET#2 - BFN
    Dec.' 2, 2013 - FET#3 with our last chance embie - BFP!!!
    Dec' 26, 2013 - hb!!
    EDD 8/20/14 with a baby girl!
    Little S was born on 8/21/14 - 8lb, 14 oz and 20 inches long.
    We live in Seattle and used SRM for our donor egg IVF cycle


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