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Birth Story!!!!

They are here!!! 12/26/14

Short version-
baby a: Matthew Wayne 4.1lbs 18 inches long 4:35pm
baby b: Andrew Thomas 4.4lbs 18 inches long 4:36pm

Room air and doing great!

Long Story:

Christmas morning at 6:10am Sarah's water broke with Baby A. Her parents were in town for Christmas so they were here for the birth. We went to 1 hospital and were sent to Duke because boys were only 32 + 5 weeks and could need level 3 NICU.

Ambulance transfer! Started on magnesium to hopefully stop labor. Got 1st steriod shot. 50% effaced and a finger tip dilated.

Once at Duke we had an MFM who's goal was to keep her pregnant ASAP. Contractions were then soooo close they were 1.5 min. Long coming 30 seconds apart. Magnesium increased and put on a pain medication through a self medicating pump (this!!!! Life saver!!!).

Contractions slowed to 17-20 min. Apart with no change to the cervix. They were talking about hospital bed rest. Made it to morning for 2nd steriod shot. Woo hooo! Magnesium stopped at this point. Contractions still slow. Mfm checks and she is 100% thinned and finger tip. Decision made to proceed today with c-section. Dr. Says see you in a few hrs. When she comes in she checks again to see how much they had to rush. She went from 1-4cm in 30 min. Time to hurry! Baby A trying to exit butt first!

C-section: I got to watch them come out!!! Mom and babies did great!!!

Currently: babies were only in NICU for 8.5 hrs. Now growing in special care nursery. While our story wasn't what we imagined at all...I love it.

Baby A: Matthew Wayne, 4:35pm, 4.1lbs and 18 inches long
Baby B: Andrew Thomas, 4:36, 4.4lbs and 18 inches long.

Both are in special care and not NICU! Doing great and so are moms!

10 medicated IUI's (3 with injectables). 
IUI #1 (medicated) Jan. 2013-BFP!!!!- Beta's didn't double, MTX shot for possible ectopic.
8 IUI's between April 13-April 14 = BFN 
IUI #10 and final before IVF, injectables May 2014- BFP!!!!  TWINS!!!!

7 week ultrasound showed 2 wonderful heartbeats!
8 weeks to the ER with vaginal bleeding while on vacations!  Diagnosed SubChorionic Hemorrhage.  Babies are both great.
9 week ultrasound showed both babies are still great.
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Re: Birth Story!!!!

  • Wow what a great outcome!! Congrats, they are super cute!
    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 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


  • Beautiful babies!! Congrats on their arrival. I'm so glad to hear everyone is doing well. What little superstars for graduating out of NICU so soon. I hope you're all home together really soon.

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  • So happy to hear everyone is doing well. And what handsome little guys! Congratulations :)
  • What a beautiful little family you have.  Glad they were able to get both steroid shots in before delivering and glad everyone is doing well.  

    Me: 30  DP: 30


    IUI#1 9/26/13 BFN

    IUI#2 10/26/13 BFP beta #1 99 #2 456

    2/20/2014 Brynlee Madeline is taken too soon at 19weeks she was perfect

    IUI#3 6/10/14 BFP beta #1 276 beta #2 722 20w A/S shows we are having a girl




  • Congratulations. I'm glad that everyone is doing well!

    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.


  • They are beautiful! Congratulations! :)

    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*********

  • Congrats!!
    Married 9~20~13
    L- 34 M- 29
    First IUI (L) 5/27/2014 triggered- BFP
    Singleton due 2/17/15

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  • Congratulations! Glad everyone is doing well. They are precious!
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  • Congratulations!!!
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    Me: 31 DW:30 Together 10 years Married 4/20/10 *First time TTC*
                                                                                             IUI #1 12/21/14-BFN 1/4/15
  • Congrats!! Glad everyone is doing so great!

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  • Congratulations! Glad everyone is doing well.
  • Congratulations!!!  They are absolutely beautiful!
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    Married: 10/4/2013
    TTC Since September 2014
    BFP 11/30/2014 ~ EDD 8/13/2015 ~ CP 12/5/2014
    BFP #2 12/30/2014 ~ EDD 9/13/2015 Stick bean stick!
  • Congrats again! Glad they're doing well.
  • Congrats glad they are doing well!

    Married in September 2010, started TTC journey November 2012


    7 IUI- 2 CP- 2 BFN

    RPL blood work 12/27, showed a balance translocation in chromosome 11;22  


    PCOS 4 IUI-4 BFN

    New Plan: Reciprocal IVF, me as carrier wife's eggs. Just went through insurance and received partial approval, so my part will go through my IVF benefits and wife's part will be out of pocket. Now just finalizing finance plans to cover the oop costs. Doctors office is in process of moving to a new building so there are no IVF start ups until March/April 2015. 





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