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Hello! (Introduction)

Hello Everyone,

I've been lurking on the board for a bit now, but never posted since I wasn't actually TTC yet. 

My name is Amanda Marie.  I'm 36 and my DH is 40.  We married last fall, and if it was up to him, I'd be due any day now (our 9 month anniversary is tomorrow).  I told him I wanted a year to get used to/enjoy being married before we started trying to have kids. 

Since we were dating we had been talking about going to Spain.  Realizing that our Spanish adventure was probably not something we could do with kids, or something I would want to do while pregnant (because, you know, the wine is cheaper than water, and really good), I said I'd move that start date up if we went on our big adventure.  So I finished the BC pack I was on during our prebabymoon and are now trying to start our family. 

I've already picked up some interesting info from this and other boards, like reading TCOYF.  Had a preconception visit at a birth center, mostly to make sure they wouldn't weed me out immediately for being of AMA or overweight.  Now I'm just hoping I'm  reading my chart right and keeping my fingers crossed like the rest of you.

Amanda Marie
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Re: Hello! (Introduction)

  • Welcome, Amanda! Best of luck to you and feel free to ask anything. The ladies here are really kind and helpful!
    Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
  • Welcome to the board Amanda!  How was Spain?  I hope you got to enjoy LOTS of wine! :)
    *** Child & current pregnancy mentioned ***
    Me - 41 (PCOS), Hubby - 43 (healthy)
    7/2013 - Sweet baby girl born (Clomid + TI)
    3/2014 - TTC #2, return to RE 7/2014
    12/2015: IVF #1 transferred two great looking embryos - BFP!
    First ultrasound: TWO beautiful little heartbeats!!
    Harmony: negative; level 2: babies look great and are boy/girl! :) 
  • Welcome!
    ME: 36 (PCOS), DH: excellent SA
    NTNP since 11/12, actively trying since 8/14
    m/c @ 7w (4/22/14), m/c @ 6w (11/19/14)
    11/15: Letrozole, Ovidrel, TI = BFP!!!
    Beta #1(14dpo)=349, Beta #2(18dpo)=2,805
    12/17/15: Got to see the heartbeat (105bpm)!
    1/25/16: NT scan = normal (HB=163bpm)
    EDD: 8/10/16 
    8/8/16: Baby boy born @ 12:25am, 8lbs, 20.5 inches
    5/18/17: BFP!!! (11dpo)
    Beta #1(12dpo)=176.4, Beta #2(15dpo)=607.1
  • @emsmama15 - Spain was fabulous, much more than either of us thought it would be.  If you're looking for a place to go in Europe, I highly recommend it, especially if you like history and art.  The food is amazing, as is the wine (and I drank more in 10 days there than I probably do in a year at home).  And the weather in spring was perfect!

    ~Amanda Marie
    emsmama15
  • Welcome! Your trip sounds amazing, and a great way to kick off TTC! 
    Me: 41
    DH: 44
    TTC#1 since April 2015
    thistle8677
  • Welcome! I love Spain!! Glad you had a great time and good luck!!!
    Me: 40  
    TTC #1: 3 years
    Me: Type II Diabetic
    Started with RE 11/2014
    Going through IUI with Donor Sperm


  • Welcome and good luck!
  • Welcome and best of luck to you!
    Anniversary
  • Welcome!
  • welcome!! best wishes on your ttc journey!! Spain sounds fabulous!!
    Me (42) w/ partner for 16+ years
    TTC #1: 11/2012 - 9/2013; 6/2014 - present
    Follistim + TI (3x): All BFNs
    Follistim + IUI (1x): BFN 
    IVF #1: 17 retrieved,15 fertilized, Day 3: 15, Day 5/6: 3 biopsied
    Result; 1 frozen blast (inconclusive PGS results)
    IVF #2; ER: 6/22 16 retrieved, 6/25: 5 transferred (CP), 2 frozen
    FET 9/17: BFN
    Current FET -- Transferred 2 day-3 embryos - BFN

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