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3rd Trimester Check-In: Feb. 27

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This is a weekly check in for the mommies who have made it to the 3rd trimester!!! If you are in week 28 or past, feel free to join in on the weekly fun.

If you're just joining us, please post a mini synopsis in your first post with your EDD, how many beans, if you know the sex(es) and how you have been feeling in your 3rd trimester along with any appointments you may have this week or had recently.

QOTW: Whats your first post-delivery indulgance?!

If you have updated bump pics, please share! We love seeing these baby bellies!!! Or if you'd like to share a pic of your little one's nursery, feel free to share that cuteness as well!

3rd Trimester mommies and their little bundles:

@yelllow22 EDD 3/1/17 with a little girl
@kfras EDD 3/15/17 with a little boy
@pdbird EDD 3/22/17 with a little boy
@Happydays13 EDD 4/5/17 with 2 girls
@2legbaby EDD 4/6/17 with a little girl
@cmm012 EDD 4/9/17 with a little boy
@ale9687 EDD 4/11/17 with a little boy
@Rachnan EDD 4/13/17 with a little boy
@Knottie36622473 EDD 4/13/17 with a little girl
@babylonghorn16 EDD 4/16/17 with a little surprise bean
@teriulbricht EDD 5/1/17 with little boy
@flanners1 EDD 5/3/17 with a little girl
@BlueEyedDreamer EDD 5/5/17 with a little boy
@pnw12rn EDD 5/8/17 with a little girl
@cato99 EDD 5/8/17 with a little girl
@marissy8 EDD 5/21/17 with a little girl

BIG CONGRATULATIONS to @AandDM2014 who had her 2 little ladies and little guy! Please see the posts below. 

Good luck @yelllow22!! Can't wait to see pics!

Me: 37 DH:41
10/2009 - TTC#1 Stopped BCP! Let's DO this!
1/2010 - BFP (Natural) --> 10/2010 - DS born! Yay!
12/2010 - DH diagnosed with stage 3B testicular cancer. #cancersucks
10/2011 - Complications with DH and lymph nodes in groin area removed. No longer able to ejaculate.
1/2014 - TTC#2 - IUI#1. No luck. Findings: DH sperm did not survive freeze. RE recommends IVF with ICSI.
3/2014 - IVF Cycle #1 Started BCP
4/2014 - Lupron, Gonal-F, and Menopur
5/7/2014 - ER day (25 eggs retrieved, 15 mature)
5/10/2014 - 6 fertilized, 3 embryos frozen - one grade A and two Grade B. Plan was to grow out to blastocyst stage but rest of eggs arrested by day 3. Decided to freeze on day 3.
2/9/2016 - FET #1 with Grade A (8 cell - 3 day embryo); 2/20 - Beta was <5. BFN.  :/ Waiting for period and start next FET.
7/8/2016 - FET #2 with Grade B (8 cell - 3 day embryo), fingers crossed this one sticks. :)
7/19 - Beta was 74. BFP!!!!; 7/21 - Beta was 182; 1st U/S on 8/2; 2nd U/S on 8/16 :)

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  • @AandDM2014 omgosh!! CONGRATS! They are so beautiful! Love the little dimple chins  <3!!! So happy for y'all!!!
    *TW - Pregnancy mentioned*
    Me: 28 DH: 33, Married May 2014
    3 failed IUIs Dec '15 - Feb '16
    IVF April/May 2016 - 1 failed fresh transfer. 11 snow angels.
    1st FET 7/29/16 = BFP
    Lawson arrived on 4/24/2017 at 7lbs 15oz, 21 1/2 inches long!
    Surprise pregnancy!! Baby #2 due 10/11/18 <3
    AandDM2014
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  • @AandDM2014 wow congrats on those 3 beautiful babies!

    **Warning - Child Mentioned**

    Me: 33, DH: 39   Unexplained Infertility

    4 IUIs (chlomid) in 2013 which resulted in DS born in April 2014

    TTC #2 since August 2015

    5 rounds of IUIs (1 chlomid: resistent, 1 femara, 3 gonal f) = all BFN

    ER March 9: 26 eggs retrieved, 19 mature and 17 fertilized, 8 made it to genetic testing, 4 normal!

    FET #1 5/31 = BFN

    FET#2 7/26 = BFP!

    BabyFruit Ticker

    AandDM2014
  • @aanddm2014 congratulations! So happy to hear all 4 of you are doing well! i love all the names, I had an aunt clementine who most called Clara but my grandma always called her Clementine when they fought haha. 
    AandDM2014
  • @AandDM2014  - OMG! They're sooooo cute. Wow, I can't believe you're a mamma to three! Congratulations. I love the names. I have a soft spot for Edith Cora though, as she has two of my family names. They're all precious. Take care of yourselves.  <3 <3 <3

    Me: 37 DH:41
    10/2009 - TTC#1 Stopped BCP! Let's DO this!
    1/2010 - BFP (Natural) --> 10/2010 - DS born! Yay!
    12/2010 - DH diagnosed with stage 3B testicular cancer. #cancersucks
    10/2011 - Complications with DH and lymph nodes in groin area removed. No longer able to ejaculate.
    1/2014 - TTC#2 - IUI#1. No luck. Findings: DH sperm did not survive freeze. RE recommends IVF with ICSI.
    3/2014 - IVF Cycle #1 Started BCP
    4/2014 - Lupron, Gonal-F, and Menopur
    5/7/2014 - ER day (25 eggs retrieved, 15 mature)
    5/10/2014 - 6 fertilized, 3 embryos frozen - one grade A and two Grade B. Plan was to grow out to blastocyst stage but rest of eggs arrested by day 3. Decided to freeze on day 3.
    2/9/2016 - FET #1 with Grade A (8 cell - 3 day embryo); 2/20 - Beta was <5. BFN.  :/ Waiting for period and start next FET.
    7/8/2016 - FET #2 with Grade B (8 cell - 3 day embryo), fingers crossed this one sticks. :)
    7/19 - Beta was 74. BFP!!!!; 7/21 - Beta was 182; 1st U/S on 8/2; 2nd U/S on 8/16 :)

    BabyFetus Ticker
    AandDM2014
  • I am 36 weeks tomorrow. Had an NST last Friday, in which the HR was low for my LO and they wanted to send me to L&D for an hour to have it checked more in depth, but after another 20 minutes of sitting there, they let me go home. They chalked it up to my LO being so far back to my back that they couldn't get a strong reading. I have my last U/S tomorrow to find out the size of my little guy and then my weekly appt with my OB on Friday. 

    I had my baby "Sprinkle" on Saturday and received everything I needed. I spent Sunday washing and folding all my baby clothes and setting up the changing table and dresser. Baby room is painted and things are coming together finally. I just need to get the crib built, but hoping the DH and I can do that today or tomorrow.

    QOTW: Sleeping on my stomach or a glass of wine. ;)
    Me: 37 DH:41
    10/2009 - TTC#1 Stopped BCP! Let's DO this!
    1/2010 - BFP (Natural) --> 10/2010 - DS born! Yay!
    12/2010 - DH diagnosed with stage 3B testicular cancer. #cancersucks
    10/2011 - Complications with DH and lymph nodes in groin area removed. No longer able to ejaculate.
    1/2014 - TTC#2 - IUI#1. No luck. Findings: DH sperm did not survive freeze. RE recommends IVF with ICSI.
    3/2014 - IVF Cycle #1 Started BCP
    4/2014 - Lupron, Gonal-F, and Menopur
    5/7/2014 - ER day (25 eggs retrieved, 15 mature)
    5/10/2014 - 6 fertilized, 3 embryos frozen - one grade A and two Grade B. Plan was to grow out to blastocyst stage but rest of eggs arrested by day 3. Decided to freeze on day 3.
    2/9/2016 - FET #1 with Grade A (8 cell - 3 day embryo); 2/20 - Beta was <5. BFN.  :/ Waiting for period and start next FET.
    7/8/2016 - FET #2 with Grade B (8 cell - 3 day embryo), fingers crossed this one sticks. :)
    7/19 - Beta was 74. BFP!!!!; 7/21 - Beta was 182; 1st U/S on 8/2; 2nd U/S on 8/16 :)

    BabyFetus Ticker
    AandDM2014
  • **from 2nd tri**
    Congrats @AandDM2014 - they are all so beautiful. Hope you are doing well!! 
    Me: 35 DH: 34 - Married 10.2015 ❤️
    DX: Endometriosis - Stage 4
    TTC #1 07.2015
    03.2016 - BFP - MC 5w4d
    09.2016 - Started testing with RE & IF/Endo Diet
    10.2016 - IUI w/ Injections #1 = IUI Cancelled (cyst/no mature follicle)
    11.2016 - IUI w/ Injections #2 = BFP, EDD 08.13.2017 - It's a BOY!
    TTC #2 05.2019
    05.2019 - IUD for removed (used & worked for pain mgmt)
    06.2019 & 07.2019 - Natural Cycles with Monitoring - BFN
    08.2019 - IUI w/ Injections #1 = Chemical Pregnancy/Miscarriage
    09.2019 - IUI w/Injections #2 = TWW

           
    AandDM2014
  • Hi ladies! It's been forever since I've logged on. I think because I haven't logged on in so long and been active they took me off the list-I'm sorry!

    I'm so happy for @AandDM2014!! They are beautiful! Congrats missy!

    I just had a growth scan Friday at 33 weeks and baby girl was 4 pounds 7 ounces (estimate). My amniotic fluid is a little low so they are monitoring weekly for that.

    QOTW: Whats your first post-delivery indulgence
    A full glass of Blue Moon with some chicken wings! (I've just been taking sips of hubby's) and probably working out again!




    Me 30 Hubby 32
    TTC#1
    1.) IUI Cycle 1 April 2015- 50mg clomid days 5-9, U/S cycle day 12 at 9:30am showed two follicles (17mm and 19mm), Ovidrel trigger shot cycle day 13 at 9:30pm, IUI cycle day 15 at 10:30 am. BFN
    2.) IUI Cycle 2 May 2015-50mg clomid days 5-9, U/S cycle day 12 at 3:30pm showed three follicles!!! (17mm, 20mm and 22mm), Ovidrel trigger shot cycle day 13 at 9:30pm, IUI cycle day 15 at 10:30 am. BFN
    3.) IUI Cycle 3 June 2015-50mg clomid days 5-9, U/S cycle day 12 showed one follicle, Ovidrel trigger shot cycle day 13 at 9:30pm, IUI cycle day 15 at 10:30 am. BFN
    Month break and switched RE's.
    4.) IUI Cycle 4 July 2015-5mg letrozole/femara days 3-7, U/S day 12 showed one follicle (18mm), Ovidrel trigger shot cycle day 12 10:00pm, IUI cycle day 14 10:30 am. BFN
    5.) IUI Cycle 5 August 2015-100mg clomid days 3-7, U/S day 12 showed 2 follicles (18mm each), Ovidrel trigger shot cycle day 12 10:00pm, IUI cycle day 14 10:30 am. BFN
    Taking a break and trying acupuncture before continuing another 3 IUI/clomid cycles. I also went back to my original RE; because of my age and normal tests, RE wants to try another 3 IUI and Clomid cycles before considering injectables or IVF. 
    6.) IUI Cycle 6 October 2015-100mg clomid days 3-7, U/S day 12 showed 3 follicles!!!( 18mm, 19mm, and 20mm), Ovidrel trigger shot cycle day 13 at 9:30pm, IUI cycle day 15 at 9:30 am. Did acupuncture with this cycle too. BFN
    Took a break and ttc naturally
    7.) IUI Cycle 7 February 2016-100mg clomid days 3-7, U/S day 12 showed 2 follicles (22mm and 24mm), Ovidrel trigger shot day 12 at 9:00pm, IUI cycle day 14 at 10:00am. BFN
    Meeting scheduled for 2/29/2016 to discuss iui with injectables vs. IVF
    8.) IUI Cycle 8 March 2016-Injectables (Gonal F), U/S showed 2 mature follicles, Ovidrel Trigger BFN
    April-May I lost my mind.
    IVF#1 July 2016-Transferred 2 fair blasts. 9dp5dt BFP 129 BETA, 13dp5dt 944 BETA, 20dp5dpt 8776 BETA, 8/19/2016-1 beautiful heartbeat  of 100 BPM at 6 weeks 1 day! Growing baby grow!! 8/25/2016-another ultrasound at 7 weeks and baby has a heart beat of 129 BPM and is 10mm/1cm! Grow baby grow some more!! Graduated from RE at 10 weeks and had ObGyn appointment at 13 weeks. It's a girl (found out via panorama test)  EDD 4/13/2017


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    AandDM2014
  • 34 weeks tomorrow for me. Had my baby shower this past weekend! All the big items were thankfully purchases and the crib is being delivered on Wednesday. Once that's in I'll really feel like the nursery is all together, right now it looks like babies r us threw up in the room. 

    Qotw: wine and sushi! I miss both so much and told dh I don't care how far we have to travel I want the best sushi in nj after ds is born. 

    @babylonghorn16 I put my pack n play together yesterday too, I am usually calm and can put things like that together easily but my instructions were all over the place but it's finally together. My RE has a chart with his yearly IVF stats and 70% of his ivf patients go early. One of my friends did ivf in the same office and I told her his stats say most patients go 2 weeks early, surely enough she had her son exactly 2 weeks early. 
    babylonghorn16AandDM2014
  • @AandDM2014 My heart just melted looking at your little ones!!! They are beautiful. I'm glad you are all doing ok, and I wish you the very best in this amazing adventure!

    @pdbird Glad everything ended up being ok. Wow you are all set, that's great! 

    @Knottie36622473 Welcome back!

    @ale9687 How awesome that you got all the big ticket items, a lot of people got mostly clothes, so good for you!
    37 y.o 
    TTC since October 2014
    DX: Unexplained fertility 
    3 Failed IUI's 2015
    1st IVF cycle March 2016 , planned ICSI, PGS, FET
    ER 3/31/16 30 retrieved, 26 fertilized normally
    Sent 8 embryos for PGS: 5 normal (3 AA, 1BA, 1BC)
    FET 5/11/16 (1 embryo)
    Beta 5/23/16 BFN  :(
    2nd FET 6/12/16 (1 5AA embryo)
    ++++TW++++
    Beta 6/22/16 : BFP!!!  169 
    Beta #2 6/24/16: 412
    DD born 3/2/17
    AandDM2014
  • It's so surreal to see my name at the top of the list, I still can't believe it!
    I have a check up tomorrow, can't wait to see if I have any progress, I have a feeling things will be the same as I don't feel any changes (but that's just me guessing). 
    We picked our playard based mainly on ease of set up and so far we are very pleased, we got the Baby Bjorn travel crib and set up takes a few seconds and it's also very light. It depends on everyone's needs, this one doesn't have a bassinet but we didn't care because we have the arm's reach co sleeper.

    QOTW: Raw food lol! Sashimi, Ceviche, Oysters, I'm craving all that so bad! and also a glass of scotch!
    37 y.o 
    TTC since October 2014
    DX: Unexplained fertility 
    3 Failed IUI's 2015
    1st IVF cycle March 2016 , planned ICSI, PGS, FET
    ER 3/31/16 30 retrieved, 26 fertilized normally
    Sent 8 embryos for PGS: 5 normal (3 AA, 1BA, 1BC)
    FET 5/11/16 (1 embryo)
    Beta 5/23/16 BFN  :(
    2nd FET 6/12/16 (1 5AA embryo)
    ++++TW++++
    Beta 6/22/16 : BFP!!!  169 
    Beta #2 6/24/16: 412
    DD born 3/2/17
    pdbirdAandDM2014kfras
  • So glad to hear everything went well @AandDM2014 I've been thinking of you lots these last few days! How precious that you now have all three to hold! I love the names and they are just so adorable. Congratulations! 

    @pdbird glad everything turned out ok after the NST. It must have been a little worrying at first though. Sounds like you're almost ready for little one to arrive!

    @babylonghorn16 your nursery looks so sweet and so well set up! I love that rug!! I too have felt for a little while that my little guy is going to make an early appearance, I thought the same as you that I am just so eager to meet him that I'm willing it to be! @ale9687 that's an interesting statistic that I hadn't heard of, I wonder if it's just his office or across all IVF pregnancies... I may be googling this as I type hehe

    @Knottie36622473 welcome back to the boards! Don't apologise, we all know how busy life can be!

    @ale9687 sounds like you had a great time on the weekend. Mine is in a couple of weeks but we've already got all the big ticket items, I've got two cots, three change table and two high chairs that have been passed on to me from friends, so now we've got to figure out what to do with all the spares! Also my MIL found some money in an account belonging to my late FIL and offered to buy us the bassinet, stroller and capsule with it. It's so nice that even though he's not around he has been able to contribute to his grandson.

    @yelllow22 it's getting so close! Good luck with the check up, I hope theres been some progress since last weeks appointment.  
    **TW**
    Me & DH - 31
    TTC since December 2011
    Diagnosis: Unexplained, although mild polycystic ovaries (not syndrome) and irregular cycles
    2013/14: 6 rounds clomid,
    Aug 2015: IVF #1 = Antagonist Cycle: 100 Puregon and Orgalutran
                                     21 eggs collected, only 1 viable embryo, transferred but BFN
    July/Aug 2016: IVF #2 (with acupuncture) = 87.5 Gonal F and Synarel Spray 2xdaily
                                          ER 8/8, transferred 1 day 5 blastocyst 13/8, 2 frosties.
                                          Beta #1 = 85  Beta #2 = 242
                                          EDD 1st May 2017 *Baby Boy*

    babylonghorn16AandDM2014
  • AFM 31 weeks, single digits! Nothing new to report from last week though.
    QOTW - I think I'm looking forward to not having to be strict with anything I eat. If I had to pick one thing it would either be a fresh sandwich with deli meat or a froyo haha
    **TW**
    Me & DH - 31
    TTC since December 2011
    Diagnosis: Unexplained, although mild polycystic ovaries (not syndrome) and irregular cycles
    2013/14: 6 rounds clomid,
    Aug 2015: IVF #1 = Antagonist Cycle: 100 Puregon and Orgalutran
                                     21 eggs collected, only 1 viable embryo, transferred but BFN
    July/Aug 2016: IVF #2 (with acupuncture) = 87.5 Gonal F and Synarel Spray 2xdaily
                                          ER 8/8, transferred 1 day 5 blastocyst 13/8, 2 frosties.
                                          Beta #1 = 85  Beta #2 = 242
                                          EDD 1st May 2017 *Baby Boy*

    pdbirdAandDM2014
  • @teriulbricht Yes! I forgot about that, I want a big sub too lol  (love the ones from Publix) 
    37 y.o 
    TTC since October 2014
    DX: Unexplained fertility 
    3 Failed IUI's 2015
    1st IVF cycle March 2016 , planned ICSI, PGS, FET
    ER 3/31/16 30 retrieved, 26 fertilized normally
    Sent 8 embryos for PGS: 5 normal (3 AA, 1BA, 1BC)
    FET 5/11/16 (1 embryo)
    Beta 5/23/16 BFN  :(
    2nd FET 6/12/16 (1 5AA embryo)
    ++++TW++++
    Beta 6/22/16 : BFP!!!  169 
    Beta #2 6/24/16: 412
    DD born 3/2/17
    teriulbricht
  • @Knottie36622473 - I added you back to the list! Welcome back. :)
    Me: 37 DH:41
    10/2009 - TTC#1 Stopped BCP! Let's DO this!
    1/2010 - BFP (Natural) --> 10/2010 - DS born! Yay!
    12/2010 - DH diagnosed with stage 3B testicular cancer. #cancersucks
    10/2011 - Complications with DH and lymph nodes in groin area removed. No longer able to ejaculate.
    1/2014 - TTC#2 - IUI#1. No luck. Findings: DH sperm did not survive freeze. RE recommends IVF with ICSI.
    3/2014 - IVF Cycle #1 Started BCP
    4/2014 - Lupron, Gonal-F, and Menopur
    5/7/2014 - ER day (25 eggs retrieved, 15 mature)
    5/10/2014 - 6 fertilized, 3 embryos frozen - one grade A and two Grade B. Plan was to grow out to blastocyst stage but rest of eggs arrested by day 3. Decided to freeze on day 3.
    2/9/2016 - FET #1 with Grade A (8 cell - 3 day embryo); 2/20 - Beta was <5. BFN.  :/ Waiting for period and start next FET.
    7/8/2016 - FET #2 with Grade B (8 cell - 3 day embryo), fingers crossed this one sticks. :)
    7/19 - Beta was 74. BFP!!!!; 7/21 - Beta was 182; 1st U/S on 8/2; 2nd U/S on 8/16 :)

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    Knottie36622473
  • @pdbird I have had an occasional glass of red wine with my Dr.'s approval too :smile:
    37 y.o 
    TTC since October 2014
    DX: Unexplained fertility 
    3 Failed IUI's 2015
    1st IVF cycle March 2016 , planned ICSI, PGS, FET
    ER 3/31/16 30 retrieved, 26 fertilized normally
    Sent 8 embryos for PGS: 5 normal (3 AA, 1BA, 1BC)
    FET 5/11/16 (1 embryo)
    Beta 5/23/16 BFN  :(
    2nd FET 6/12/16 (1 5AA embryo)
    ++++TW++++
    Beta 6/22/16 : BFP!!!  169 
    Beta #2 6/24/16: 412
    DD born 3/2/17
    pdbirdkfras
  • ale9687ale9687
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    edited February 2017
    @yelllow22 I know I'm so lucky to get all my big ticket items! We got clothes but not tons that it took over all the gifts. 

    @teriulbricht I didn't even realize no froyo, I only had it a handful of times but I guess I have been unknowingly living dangerously and enjoying some. Also that's so nice your MIL found that money. youll be able to tell your little one how even though your FIL isn't around look how much he gifted you. 
    yelllow22
  • teriulbrichtteriulbricht
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    @ale9687 living on the edge haha. I'm sure we've all had something we weren't "meant" to at some stage. I know I've had the occasional thing here or there that's not recommended and I'm sure baby is just fine! 

    but just realised soft cheese! I can't wait to be able to eat them again!!! 

    ETA I had froyo the other day, it was delicious but I did feel a pang of guilt for a little while in case something happened... 
    **TW**
    Me & DH - 31
    TTC since December 2011
    Diagnosis: Unexplained, although mild polycystic ovaries (not syndrome) and irregular cycles
    2013/14: 6 rounds clomid,
    Aug 2015: IVF #1 = Antagonist Cycle: 100 Puregon and Orgalutran
                                     21 eggs collected, only 1 viable embryo, transferred but BFN
    July/Aug 2016: IVF #2 (with acupuncture) = 87.5 Gonal F and Synarel Spray 2xdaily
                                          ER 8/8, transferred 1 day 5 blastocyst 13/8, 2 frosties.
                                          Beta #1 = 85  Beta #2 = 242
                                          EDD 1st May 2017 *Baby Boy*

  • @AandDM2014 congratulations! Your 3 little miracles are finally here! 
    ****Siggy TW****
    natural pregnancy: 2008 
    Me: 28 (Hypothyroid), DH: 35
    Together since: 2010
    Married: 2013
    TTC: 2013
    Infertility: severe MFI, low AMH (0.5)
    Met RE: January 2016
    ER: 3/14 (4 follies, 6 eggs retrieved, 2 fertilized)
    fresh 3dt of 2 embryos= BFP (1 implanted)
    EDD w/ baby boy= 12/6/16
    AandDM2014
  • @AandDM2014 - what beautiful babies and great sizes too! You did really well!

    @babylonghorn16 - love your nursery!

    qotw: completely agree with @pdbird...can't decide which I want more, to sleep on my stomach or a nice glass of wine (I've had a sip here and there, but a glass to myself would be lovely)....and sushi! Which is funny because I've had an aversion to cooked fish most of this pregnancy. 

    As for me, I've also landed in the hospital. At 32w5d yesterday was having noticeable contractions (not painful though) at 3-4/hour so went to ob's office and they did an NST and decided to bring me in for steroids and monitoring. Still contracting but still not painful and cervix is soft but closed. So we are hoping that after 2nd steroid shot this afternoon we will get to go home, no more working for me (2 shifts in the ER the last 2 days might have helped all this start) and hopefully these girls stay put for another few weeks, but @AandDM2014, you have made me much less worried that they will have a hard time if they do come soon...so thank you for that! 
    And if all goes well, we have our 2 showers planned for Friday and Saturday of this week...where I will stay firmly planted on the couch. Anyone have gift ideas for hosts?


    Me, 38. DH, 46 married 11/14
    TTC since 11/14 for #1
    first RE visit 11/15, me - blocked left tube and Low AMH, DH - low count, motility not great
    1/16 clomid, 3 follicles on left. cancelled iui due to blocked tube
    2/16 Clomid/ovidrel/IUI, 3 follicles - BFN
    3/16 clomid, 4 follicles on left. cancelled iui due to blocked tube
    4/16 Clomid/ovidrel/IUI, 4 follicles but only one on right side 
    5/16 Lupron, gonal f, menopur, dexamethasone (5/19 suppression check: 13 resting follicles; 5/24: estradiol 457 - decreased menopur;    
             5/27: estradiol 1417, progesterone 0.18, 5 follicles >15mm, 9 follicles 5-15mm; 5/30: estradiol 2964, progesterone 0.8, 9 follicles  
              >16mm, 6 follicles 6-11mm; 5/31: estradiol 3149, progesterone 4.1; 6/1 ER)
    6/16 egg retrieval 6/1 (15 eggs, 14 mature, 7 fertilized with ICSI); 5 day update (5AB (biopsied and frozen), 4AB/C (biopsied and frozen), 2/3, 3 morula, 1 multicellular); 7 day update (4 frozen and sent for CCS: 5AB, 4AB/C, 5AB, 4BB); CCS results (2 normal, 1 abnormal, 1 inconclusive)
    7/16 attempt to retest inconclusive - didn't survive thaw
    8/16 transfer day 8/1: 2 5AB hatching blasts, beta 8/10 = 250!!, beta #2 8/12 = 572, ultrasound on 8/24...TWINS!


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  • Ooh @Happydays13 hoping that all is well and your little ones hang out a little longer before making their entrance! As for the host gifts, I too am stumped as to what to get. You can never go wrong with a lovely bunch of flowers though 
    **TW**
    Me & DH - 31
    TTC since December 2011
    Diagnosis: Unexplained, although mild polycystic ovaries (not syndrome) and irregular cycles
    2013/14: 6 rounds clomid,
    Aug 2015: IVF #1 = Antagonist Cycle: 100 Puregon and Orgalutran
                                     21 eggs collected, only 1 viable embryo, transferred but BFN
    July/Aug 2016: IVF #2 (with acupuncture) = 87.5 Gonal F and Synarel Spray 2xdaily
                                          ER 8/8, transferred 1 day 5 blastocyst 13/8, 2 frosties.
                                          Beta #1 = 85  Beta #2 = 242
                                          EDD 1st May 2017 *Baby Boy*

  • kelrauhkelrauh
    250 Love Its 100 Comments Second Anniversary Name Dropper
    member
    edited February 2017
    ***lurking from 2nd tri***
    @AandDM2014 - congratulations!!! They look perfect! I am glad to see they are all breathing room air and doing great! I also love their names :) 
    @happydays75 - after talking to many neonatologists in the past 5 weeks, your little ones will be okay over 32 weeks. That round of steroids should help with their breathing. The only thing they may need help with is breathing and eating. And the breathing help should be minimal. I hope they stay put for a bit longer but you are in a good place if they do decide to come. Have a great shower! My doctor is letting me have one in the hospital and if I'm still pregnant I will be staying in my wheel chair the whole time for my own peace of mind but she didn't seem too concerned with me moving around. 

    **Trigger warning**

    Age: 25 DH: 28 Together since 2011, Married May 2014 and TTC since April 2015

    MFI (3% morphology) 

    3/16 - IUI with femara & ovidrel - BFN

    4/16 - IUI with femara & ovidrel - BFN

    6/16 IUI with femara & ovidrel - BFN

    8/19/16 - IVF - 

    • Retrieval 9/4
    • Transfer 9/6
    • 9/16 - BFP 1st Beta -110 
    • 9/20 - 2nd beta - 762
    • TWINS!!!! EDD 5/28/2017

    AandDM2014
  • @Happydays13 I'm glad that my early delivery has helped ease your worries. And my babes got their first steroid shot just about 24.5 hours before they were born. 

    @kelrauh thanks!
    About us:
    Me - 28, Lean PCOS
    DH - 31
    Married June 2010, TTC since March 2014
    Blog: ourbinarystar.com

    FET cycle #3 Transfer July 28th 2016, Triplets born healthy on February 26th 2017 at 33w1d!

  • @AandDM2014 and @kelrauh - you've made me feel better this morning. 

    @teriulbricht - flowers was definitely on my list. We will see if these showers happen...still contracting fairly frequently but not any stronger. Will see what the docs say this morning. 
    Me, 38. DH, 46 married 11/14
    TTC since 11/14 for #1
    first RE visit 11/15, me - blocked left tube and Low AMH, DH - low count, motility not great
    1/16 clomid, 3 follicles on left. cancelled iui due to blocked tube
    2/16 Clomid/ovidrel/IUI, 3 follicles - BFN
    3/16 clomid, 4 follicles on left. cancelled iui due to blocked tube
    4/16 Clomid/ovidrel/IUI, 4 follicles but only one on right side 
    5/16 Lupron, gonal f, menopur, dexamethasone (5/19 suppression check: 13 resting follicles; 5/24: estradiol 457 - decreased menopur;    
             5/27: estradiol 1417, progesterone 0.18, 5 follicles >15mm, 9 follicles 5-15mm; 5/30: estradiol 2964, progesterone 0.8, 9 follicles  
              >16mm, 6 follicles 6-11mm; 5/31: estradiol 3149, progesterone 4.1; 6/1 ER)
    6/16 egg retrieval 6/1 (15 eggs, 14 mature, 7 fertilized with ICSI); 5 day update (5AB (biopsied and frozen), 4AB/C (biopsied and frozen), 2/3, 3 morula, 1 multicellular); 7 day update (4 frozen and sent for CCS: 5AB, 4AB/C, 5AB, 4BB); CCS results (2 normal, 1 abnormal, 1 inconclusive)
    7/16 attempt to retest inconclusive - didn't survive thaw
    8/16 transfer day 8/1: 2 5AB hatching blasts, beta 8/10 = 250!!, beta #2 8/12 = 572, ultrasound on 8/24...TWINS!


    BabyFetus Ticker Pregnancy Ticker
  • @AandDM2014 so happy to see your 3 little miracles. Brought tears to my eyes. We have been on this journey for a long time together and I remember all your struggles and the challenges. Sending you lots of love! 

    @Happydays13 I hope your little ones stay put for a bit but at least you are in good hands and know they will be ok should they come already! 

    @babylonghorn16  love the nursery. So pretty. 

    31 weeks here. I have an appointment to check my cervix next week. We will then also find out when exactly I will have my cervical cerclage removed - and that's when our girl might come right then and there - although I've heard of many who lasted another 3 weeks after, so who knows. 

    I'm trying to wrap up things at work (I get 3 months maternity) but it's tough and stressful and I don't think my employer realises that I could be gone in a month's time. Somehow I think they feel I will still be available, just maybe a bit less than usual... I've been trying to tell them I won't be reachable at all, but I don't know if they get it... how have you other ladies handled this? 

    QOTW: I've also been indulging in the odd glass of red wine every now and then, but I look forward to some sushi and sleeping on my belly again! 
    Me: 38, DH: 40 living in Asia
    TTC since March 2015 with known PCOS and MIF
    IVF in 2015. FET nr 3 in 2016 - BFP. Healthy baby girl born in April 2017.
    Trying for nr 2

    AandDM2014
  • @flanners1 thank you! It has been a very long journey and though we don't know each other irl I'm glad to have "met" you along the way. I hope that your appointment next week goes well and your LO stays put after they take out your cerclage. Less than 10 weeks now!
    About us:
    Me - 28, Lean PCOS
    DH - 31
    Married June 2010, TTC since March 2014
    Blog: ourbinarystar.com

    FET cycle #3 Transfer July 28th 2016, Triplets born healthy on February 26th 2017 at 33w1d!

    flanners1
  • @flanners1 I have been creating a transition plan in excel. It's basically a list of all my responsibilities with description of task, frequency of task (weekly, quarterly, etc.), task details (helpful links, info), and task owner once transition complete. I have an appointed person taking over for me while I'm out (4 months), so it's been a little easier on me. I hope this helps!
    *TW - Pregnancy mentioned*
    Me: 28 DH: 33, Married May 2014
    3 failed IUIs Dec '15 - Feb '16
    IVF April/May 2016 - 1 failed fresh transfer. 11 snow angels.
    1st FET 7/29/16 = BFP
    Lawson arrived on 4/24/2017 at 7lbs 15oz, 21 1/2 inches long!
    Surprise pregnancy!! Baby #2 due 10/11/18 <3
  • @flanners1 I'm sorry that it seems your employer doesn't understand. Have they never had someone on maternity leave before? I haven't had to deal with this, my work has been pretty good and I handed off all my extra responsibilities earlier this year and now just help with day to day things. Employers can be so frustrating at times and we definitely don't need the added stress. Maybe they just need a gentle reminder? You could always schedule a meeting to discuss how you're going to hand off your responsibilities before you go on leave? 
    **TW**
    Me & DH - 31
    TTC since December 2011
    Diagnosis: Unexplained, although mild polycystic ovaries (not syndrome) and irregular cycles
    2013/14: 6 rounds clomid,
    Aug 2015: IVF #1 = Antagonist Cycle: 100 Puregon and Orgalutran
                                     21 eggs collected, only 1 viable embryo, transferred but BFN
    July/Aug 2016: IVF #2 (with acupuncture) = 87.5 Gonal F and Synarel Spray 2xdaily
                                          ER 8/8, transferred 1 day 5 blastocyst 13/8, 2 frosties.
                                          Beta #1 = 85  Beta #2 = 242
                                          EDD 1st May 2017 *Baby Boy*

  • @flanners1 I told all the managers I work with today that it's illegal for them to contact me about work while I'm out. While I have no idea if it's true or not I did have to sign a waiver saying it's ok my direct manager contact me via my personal email to see how I'm doing and that's it. So I think they got the idea HR is very strict about not being contacted about work related items while on leave. 
  • Congrats @AandDM2014 ! So glad all three babies  (and you!) are doing well and I LOVE the names!!!

    Beautiful nursery @babylonghorn16! I am incredibly jealous of how ready to go it is!

    @pdbird so glad that the scare at L&D was nothing to worry about!

    @Happydays13 fingers crossed that your LOs hang out for a little while longer, but it is good to know that they should be just fine if they do come early. I looked on Pinterest for hostess ideas and saw a cute one with the brand "Barefoot" pink moscato champagne bottle with a cute personalized name tag, the others were little bath/shower kits with loofas, soap etc saying "thank you for putting on a great shower, hope you enjoy yours!" or something like that (my friends are a little more particular about their primping products so I was going with the champagne!

    @yelllow22 barring any surprises you are next! So excited for you!

    @flanners1 hope your appointment regarding your cerclage goes well! I have been prepping for my departure by writing up summaries of my "long term" patients. We have computer records, but it can be time consuming to try and figure out everything without spending forever reading through so I have tried to save my colleagues some time. My manager did say they would not call me about anything while I was off :)

    AFM- I had my shower Saturday, we got a LOT of stuff and unlike the experience of others, a lot of people ordered from my registry (still ended up with duplicates though- not sure if people waited to the last minute and were buying around same time?). I got pretty overwhelmed...think it made if feel a little more real so the following day when I was packing my L&D bag I was sobbing....poor husband!  Our crib set is coming from Romania (Romina brand) next week!!! and I think (not 100%), that my work colleagues are getting me the Halo bassinest...once we have those in place we are pretty much as ready as we will ever be! Oh and DH set up our first house cleaning session....she was so thorough he paid her more than she asked....our house looks so clean and it was so nice not to have to do it ourselves! My sister is due in May and I am going to try and arrange for someone to come to clean her house for her as well (maybe through my mom since she is so far away!)

    QOTW: Ahi Poki.....yummmmm raw tuna! and coffee....I have  had 3-4 decaf starbucks, but I have stayed away from anything that there are limits on so really, eating/drinking anything I want without having to worry about how it could affect her will be AWESOME!!!!
    ******TW*****
    Me 39 DH44
    Married 8/2/14
    TTC 9/14
    Dx: PCOS, blocked L fallopian tube, suspect poor egg quality
    MFI (low #, poor morphology)
    IVF #1 9/15 Failed
    IVF #2 12/15 Failed
    1st DE FET  5/16-BFN :(
    2nd DE FET 7/18-BFP :)
    8/17 Baby HR 140/min EDD 4/6/17
    babylonghorn16AandDM2014yelllow22
  • @AandDM2014 Big congrats on your three beautiful babes!! Hope mom and babies are all doing well. ❤️

    Me: 28, DH: 30 Married July 2014  DX: Severe MFI- 3 failed IUI's, IVF #1 Egg retrieval June 4th 2016, 5 day transfer- BFP Baby Boy! EDD 2/25/2017. Our sweet miracle Carter Bennett arrived 2/12/2017 6 lbs, 2 oz 19 inches. <3 Surprise BFP!!! Baby Girl due 10/1/2018.


    AandDM2014
  • pdbirdpdbird
    Ninth Anniversary 100 Love Its 100 Comments Name Dropper
    member
    edited March 2017
    Update: Had my 36 wk U/S yesterday. Turns out the boy is head down and all the movement at the top of my belly are his legs and butt sticking out (he's gotta be twerking ;)). Got to see him open his mouth and stick out his tongue. Super cute and can't wait to meet him in person in less than 3 weeks. Also found out he's shy of 6 lbs, and in the 49th percentile (so he's average).

    My DH and I attempted to put the crib together, but couldn't figure out where this one piece went and we no longer have the instructions (hand me down crib from my sister that was used by her kids and our first DS). So I called the phone number on the crib and it turns out that cribs expire every 10 years from date of manufacturing (our crib is 14 years old, but looks brand new) and they no longer have the instructional manual for it. And apparently, it's a federal offense to continue using a crib that has expired. EECCK!! So now we are crib shopping. Was not expecting this, but happy to have a new crib with instructions. 
    Me: 37 DH:41
    10/2009 - TTC#1 Stopped BCP! Let's DO this!
    1/2010 - BFP (Natural) --> 10/2010 - DS born! Yay!
    12/2010 - DH diagnosed with stage 3B testicular cancer. #cancersucks
    10/2011 - Complications with DH and lymph nodes in groin area removed. No longer able to ejaculate.
    1/2014 - TTC#2 - IUI#1. No luck. Findings: DH sperm did not survive freeze. RE recommends IVF with ICSI.
    3/2014 - IVF Cycle #1 Started BCP
    4/2014 - Lupron, Gonal-F, and Menopur
    5/7/2014 - ER day (25 eggs retrieved, 15 mature)
    5/10/2014 - 6 fertilized, 3 embryos frozen - one grade A and two Grade B. Plan was to grow out to blastocyst stage but rest of eggs arrested by day 3. Decided to freeze on day 3.
    2/9/2016 - FET #1 with Grade A (8 cell - 3 day embryo); 2/20 - Beta was <5. BFN.  :/ Waiting for period and start next FET.
    7/8/2016 - FET #2 with Grade B (8 cell - 3 day embryo), fingers crossed this one sticks. :)
    7/19 - Beta was 74. BFP!!!!; 7/21 - Beta was 182; 1st U/S on 8/2; 2nd U/S on 8/16 :)

    BabyFetus Ticker
  • Good luck tomorrow @yelllow22! I hope everything goes smoothly and can't wait to see pictures! 
    ******TW*****
    Me 39 DH44
    Married 8/2/14
    TTC 9/14
    Dx: PCOS, blocked L fallopian tube, suspect poor egg quality
    MFI (low #, poor morphology)
    IVF #1 9/15 Failed
    IVF #2 12/15 Failed
    1st DE FET  5/16-BFN :(
    2nd DE FET 7/18-BFP :)
    8/17 Baby HR 140/min EDD 4/6/17
  • @2legbaby Thanks!
    37 y.o 
    TTC since October 2014
    DX: Unexplained fertility 
    3 Failed IUI's 2015
    1st IVF cycle March 2016 , planned ICSI, PGS, FET
    ER 3/31/16 30 retrieved, 26 fertilized normally
    Sent 8 embryos for PGS: 5 normal (3 AA, 1BA, 1BC)
    FET 5/11/16 (1 embryo)
    Beta 5/23/16 BFN  :(
    2nd FET 6/12/16 (1 5AA embryo)
    ++++TW++++
    Beta 6/22/16 : BFP!!!  169 
    Beta #2 6/24/16: 412
    DD born 3/2/17
  • @yelllow22 best of luck for a smooth delivery tomorrow!
    yelllow22
  • Ah! I'm sorry you didn't progress anymore but I am so excited for you to hold your little one for real @yelllow22 that's the whole point of this journey isn't it! Good luck tomorrow! 
    **TW**
    Me & DH - 31
    TTC since December 2011
    Diagnosis: Unexplained, although mild polycystic ovaries (not syndrome) and irregular cycles
    2013/14: 6 rounds clomid,
    Aug 2015: IVF #1 = Antagonist Cycle: 100 Puregon and Orgalutran
                                     21 eggs collected, only 1 viable embryo, transferred but BFN
    July/Aug 2016: IVF #2 (with acupuncture) = 87.5 Gonal F and Synarel Spray 2xdaily
                                          ER 8/8, transferred 1 day 5 blastocyst 13/8, 2 frosties.
                                          Beta #1 = 85  Beta #2 = 242
                                          EDD 1st May 2017 *Baby Boy*

    yelllow22
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