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2nd Trimester Check-In: Week of May 1

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Hey all- it's my last week posting here, crazy! Thank you @JWatt5 for taking over. 

This is a weekly check-in for those in their 2nd trimester: weeks 14 through the end of week 27.

Congrats to all the strong ladies who have made it this far! It's such a great feeling and we've all accomplished so much! We are now 1 week closer to the end of this especially long journey we call "infertility."

Please post below a little about yourself, how many beans you have growing inside, if you have found out the sex(es) and what your EDD is. Please also let us know how far you've made it on your journey and when your next appointment is and what for. If I'm missing anyone from this list, or you are new to the 2nd tri, please let me know and I will add you.

Please let us know when you have graduated to 3rd trimester so that I can update our list!

Mommies to be:

@byrneme EDD 7/25/17 with 1 surprise bean!
@ARB425 EDD 7/30/17 with 1 girl!
@JuliaAnn86 EDD 8/4/17 with 2 beans!
@persnickity EDD 8/5/17 with 1 bean!
@ChristinaV2015 EDD 8/5/17 with 1 surprise bean!
@Esperer EDD 8/6/17 with 2 beans!
@ljsmith805 EDD 8/8/17 with 1 girl!
@JWatt5 EDD 8/13/17 with 1 bean!
@DDRGirlie EDD 8/16/17 with 1 boy and 1 girl!
@Stars2016 EDD 8/24/17 with 1 boy!
@oxinfree EDD 9/5/17 with 1 boy!
@omarismyhomeboy EDD 9/8/17 with 1 girl!
@latershrader  EDD 9/12/17 with 1 boy!
@Kp214 EDD 9/25/17
@emilye13 EDD 9/28/17 with 1 girl!
@emgem819 EDD 10/5/17 with TWIN girls!
@ChocolateIsLife EDD 10/21/17 with 1 girl!
@Joslynj11 EDD 10/26/17 with 1 bean!
@hopeby2015 EDD 10/31/17 with TWINS!

QOTW: What classes are you planning taking prior to LO's arrival?
*** TW**

Me: 37, DH:39
Met: 2002 | Married: 2004 | TTC since January 2014
July 2015: MMC @ 9 wks | August 2015: Chemical
March, April, May & June 2016: Medicated IUIs | BFN 
August 2016: Started Stims 8/22
September 2016: Egg Retrieval 9/4 | 13 Mature Eggs | 10 Fertilized | 3 Blastocytes | 1 PGS Normal Embaby 
November 7, 2016: FET - BFP!
EDD 7/25/17
Zoey Alexis born 7/25/17 @ 12:39 PM | 7lbs 14oz | 19 inches

Re: 2nd Trimester Check-In: Week of May 1

  • Happy Monday and Hi Ladies!! @byrneme Congrats on moving on to the 3rd trimester and congrats on being one step closer to meeting your little surprise :)

    I am so excited to be joining you all here in the 2nd trimester and my EDD is 10/26 with one little bean! It feels so amazing to have made it this far and I hope that I can keep on growing this little baby until its time to meet them this October. We haven't found out the gender yet but we are going for an elective scan either this week or next and I can't wait to find out if we have a little he or she. I am excited to get to know you ladies more as we bump along :)
    Me: 29 DH:38
    First RE Consult 3/9/2016
    IVF ER 5/5/2016
    23 eggs retrieved; 15 mature; 8 developed to embryos; 6 frozen day 5; 2 frozen day 6
    Transfer canceled OHSS
    FET #1 6/2/2016 transferred 2 embryos
    Beta #1 6/15/2016 BFN
    FET #2 8/1/2016 transferred last 2 embryos (lost 4 in the thaw)
    Beta #1 8/12/16 BFN
    IVF #2: Started stims 12/2 
    ER #2 12/14/2016; 16 follies retrieved, 8 fertilized to day 1, 4 frozen day 5, and 1 frozen day 6
    Praying my frosties are strong through the next thaw FX
    FET # 3 2/07/2017 2 embabies thawed 2 embabies transferred
    2/14/2017 *TW* First ever BFP
    Beta #1 2/20/2017 277 Beta #2 2/23/2017 8,945...did I hear you right!
    3/10/2017 One beating heart HR 168!! So very happy
    3/10/2017 Official graduate from Jones Institute for Reproductive Health!! Couldn't help but cry
    6/8/2017 Anatomy Scan proves ITS A GIRL! 
    10/30/17 An angel was Born; Riley Charlize 7:50 AM my heart is so full
    *Praying that 3 is our charm*


    hopeby2015caseyw8784BecauseLove
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  • Hi @Joslynj11 and @hopeby2015 - welcome both of you to 2nd trimester!!! Very exciting! :) 

    I'm 22 weeks with baby boy, "Beau William", due start of Sept. We had our anatomy scan last week and everything looks great. His limbs were measuring more than a week ahead (no surprise since I'm 6' and Eric is 6'8). I've been feeling him kicking/moving like crazy for weeks now but yesterday and today he's been lazy I suppose so I've had to coax him into moving to ease my mind. I even pulled out my doppler to check for HB, he had me so worried. I guess the worrying never stops after going through IF. 

    Otherwise my back is KILLING me. I'm a huge back sleeper so adjusting to trying to sleep on my sides is proving not fun. I'm assuming that's what it is at least, although they say in 2nd trimester the backaches start so who knows. 

    QOTW: Eric and I are registered in The Bradley Method class which is a 12 week program suggested by our Doula. Apparently ppl who take it experience far smoother birth processes... who knows if that's true but willing to give it a shot ;) haha. We may also take a breastfeeding class, and newborn care class. Time seems to be quickly slipping away but hopefully we can manage it all.


    ---
    Started TTC April 2011
    Me: 32, DH: 32
    Diagnosis: Endometriosis

    • 2012 - 3 Rounds clomid - all BFN
    • 2013 - 1 Fresh IVF with 2 day 3 embryos - BFN
    • 2014 - 1 Frozen IVF with 2 day 5 embryos - BFN
    • Took a long break, continuing trying naturally
    • Feb 2016 - Biopsy = Endo, DH sperm improved from 1% to 6% morphology
    • March 2016 - Fresh IVF cycle with acupuncture & intralipids: 20 eggs retrieved (17 mature), 7 ICSI'd fertilized, 9 naturally fertilized. 16 total embryos!
    • April 8th - 2 embryos (1ICSI and 1 Natural) transferred. (7 blastocysts frozen), April 18th - Beta = BFN
    • Sept 23rd - Lupron Depot Injection for Endo control
    • Nov 15th 2016 - Started daily Lupron Injections for upcoming FET
    • Nov 22 - Baseline US/BW - Intralipid Infusion - Start Meds for FET with immune protocol
    • Dec 16th FET transfer of 3 embryos (1 - AA, 2 - BB)
    • TW below
    • Dec 22nd - first ever bfp (very faint lines FRER & cheapie)
    • Dec 27th Beta = 192, Dec 29th Beta = 379
    • EDD - Sept 5th 2017

    - - -
    I'm a YouTube vlogger who talks about Infertility, IVF and Endometriosis. Check it out here!
    Follow along at http://liv4today.blog
    Instagram @liv4todayvlog 


    hopeby2015JWatt5Joslynj11BecauseLove
  • Kp214Kp214
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    @byrneme congrats on moving to the 3rd trimester board!

    @Joslynj11 and @hopeby2015 welcome!  

    I'm 19 weeks today with a little boy, due 9/25.  However, baby boy is measuring ahead in all areas, some more than others. His legs were a week ahead two weeks ago. I pray this means he will be tall like DH since I'm 5'1 on a good day. We like the name Alexander, but since I teach, I don't know if that name will stick since I have 3 Alexanders this semester.  May 9 is the next OB appointment. May 11 is when DH and I go on our baby moon to Gatlinburg. I'm wanting to do a little hiking, but DH is afraid it will be too much for me. We will see. 

    QOTW: I want to do the free classes at Babies R Us, like the breastfeeding class, and there are a couple of newborn parenting classes offered through the hospital that I want us to take.  I think these will help alleviate some of my concerns and DH's. 

    Me:32 DH:36
    Me: DOR, poor egg quality, MTHFR
    DH: MFI
    TTC since 3/2014
    2015: 3 IUI's-BFN
    12/2015: 1st IVF cycle-(9 follicles retrieved, 5 mature, 3 fertilized w/ICSI, transferred 1 excellent and 1 good embryo on day 3)-chemical pregnancy
    3/2016: 2nd IVF cycle- canceled (3 follicles retrieved, 3 mature, all fertilized w/ICSI, 1 fragmented, 2 arrested) 
    3/2016: RE suggested donor eggs- taking an ivf break and to supplement 
    9/2016: 3rd ivf cycle-cancelled due to early ovulation
    Oct./Nov 2016: 4th ivf cycle- EPP-AFC:5, retrieved 10, 10 mature, 8 fertilized with ICSI, 6 blastocysts biopsied and frozen. 3 CCS normal embryos
    1/9/17: transferred 1 embryo-BFP 1/16
    1/18/17: beta #1-104
    1/20/17: beta #2-174
    2/2/17: first u/s, heartbeat of 107 at 6w1d
    7/20/17: baby boy born at 30+3 via emergency c-section 


    Joslynj11BecauseLovehopeby2015
  • @JWatt5 I love your nursery! It's perfect! 

    Congrats on moving over to the 3rd trimester @byrneme

    AFM, I'm 26 weeks 2 days with a girl. Work has been keeping me way too busy lately, with May and June usually our busy season, I knew it was coming. I'm trying to block time each day for lunch at least, but it's pretty hectic. My baby shower is this Saturday, so I'm looking forward to being able to finalize what we have and what we still need after that.

    QOTW: We're taking a newborn basics and labor and delivery class together. I took a breastfeeding class and DH will be taking a new dad's class. It's all free through the hospital, so I figured why not.
    BecauseLovehopeby2015wabash15JWatt5
  • Love your nursery @JWatt5!

    Today I am 21 weeks, 3 days with my baby girl. She has been kicking SO MUCH today! I love it! She went pretty quiet on Friday and I got stressed out, but my nurse said that constant kicking isn't expected at 21 weeks. 

    QOTW: We havent officially signed up for any classes, but we will definitely take some. My bff told me the most helpful one she and her husband did was for breastfeeding, so got my eye on that!
    ***TW***
    Married 3 years. TTC #1.
    DH & I both 33.
    DX: Unexplained (+short LP +Hypothyroidism)
    2/16-7/16: IUI and TI with Femara: all BFN
    8/16: IVF, antagonist protocol 
    21 eggs | 9 blasts | 7 normal through PGS
    10/16: FET  = BFN  :(
    12/16: Surprise natural BFP 
    Beta 1: 177 | Beta 2: 483 | Beta 3: 8,755 | Beta 4: 39,007. EDD Sept 8 2017
    Miracle Baby Girl June born September 5, 2017. 6 lb 14 oz.  <3

    hopeby2015wabash15emgem819JWatt5
  • @JWatt5 LOVE your nursery! Love!

    @byrneme congrats on moving to the third tri!

    Happy to be joining here! I'm 14 weeks tomorrow, 10/31 due date. We have a 3.5 year old daughter who was apparently luck, so we did IVF this time, just one bean in there! Which I know 13 weeks is early to see but our doctor was pretttty certain it's a boy (very clear potty shot), we'll find out for sure in a few weeks :) I have just a normal OB appt on Friday.

    QOTW: I took a birthing class that included basic newborn care with my daughter so I think we're set there. I had trouble breastfeeding (tough delivery led to low milk supply) so maybe a class on that in hopes that I can nurse this baby. 




    hopeby2015wabash15emgem819JWatt5
  • Today I'm 23 weeks and 4 days with a boy. My next appointment is on the 15th so I'm looking forward to that but it seems so far away! Our nursery furniture got delivered Saturday and shower invites went out last week so every day it keeps feeling more real  :) I still need to figure out what kind of chair I want for the nursery though. 

    I've been having stomach issues since Saturday but I don't know if it's pregnancy related, a small virus, or just stress (this and next week are the most stressful of the year at my job). Hoping I'm feeling better tomorrow and don't have to call the doctor.

    QOTW: I am doing a breastfeeding class and Baby Blitz which is an combo on labor and delivery and baby basics.
     
    @byrneme congrats on moving up!

    @oxinfree love the name! We have a name in mind but haven't been able to fully commit yet!

    @JWatt5 the nursery is seriously adorable!! Love it!


    hopeby2015emgem819JWatt5
  • ARB425ARB425
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    I'm 27 weeks 2 days due with a little girl on July 30th. I seriously can't believe I'll be in my 3rd trimester in a few days! Time has really flown by! I see my OB in Wednesday for a check up. Lately I've definitely been feeling more tired lately but I'm just hoping it's because we've been super busy. My brother is getting married on Saturday and I'm in the wedding so I'm hoping I won't need a nap at some point! 

    QOTW: We signed up for 3 classes; Happiest baby on the block/infant massage, breastfeeding and a general birthing class/hospital tour. I've also been reading lots of books/articles/blogs on natural birth techniques because I'm really hoping I can avoid getting an epidural and some interventions. 
    JWatt5hopeby2015
  • byrnemebyrneme
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    Hi all! Thank you so much for the well wishes, hard to believe I'm 28 weeks today. Crazy and scary at the same time!!

    @Joslynj11  and @hopeby2015 welcome and I've added you!

    @latershrader , I think I misspoke when I said @JWatt5 was taking over. Let me know if you are still good to take this thread starting next week. I'm blaming it on a combo of baby brain and fever which oh-so-conveniently showed up again on Sunday night. Best of luck ladies and look forward to seeing you over on the 3rd Tri board!!
    *** TW**

    Me: 37, DH:39
    Met: 2002 | Married: 2004 | TTC since January 2014
    July 2015: MMC @ 9 wks | August 2015: Chemical
    March, April, May & June 2016: Medicated IUIs | BFN 
    August 2016: Started Stims 8/22
    September 2016: Egg Retrieval 9/4 | 13 Mature Eggs | 10 Fertilized | 3 Blastocytes | 1 PGS Normal Embaby 
    November 7, 2016: FET - BFP!
    EDD 7/25/17
    Zoey Alexis born 7/25/17 @ 12:39 PM | 7lbs 14oz | 19 inches
    Joslynj11JWatt5hopeby2015EmilyE13
  • @byrneme congrats on being in your third tri! will look forward to joining you in 6 1/2 weeks :)
    ***TW***
    Married 3 years. TTC #1.
    DH & I both 33.
    DX: Unexplained (+short LP +Hypothyroidism)
    2/16-7/16: IUI and TI with Femara: all BFN
    8/16: IVF, antagonist protocol 
    21 eggs | 9 blasts | 7 normal through PGS
    10/16: FET  = BFN  :(
    12/16: Surprise natural BFP 
    Beta 1: 177 | Beta 2: 483 | Beta 3: 8,755 | Beta 4: 39,007. EDD Sept 8 2017
    Miracle Baby Girl June born September 5, 2017. 6 lb 14 oz.  <3

  • Ahh hello ladies!!!

    @hopeby2015 thanks girl! So excited to see you over here!

    QOTW: What classes are you planning taking prior to LO's arrival? Oh man, definitely a CPR course, breastfeeding, and I would like to find a newborn basics class.
    Me: 31 DH:35
    TTC #1: March 2011 
    Fur-children: 3 dogs + 2 cats (all rescued)
    dx: Endometriosis and Fibroids 
    2 Laps and 1 Abdominal Myomectomy
    6 rounds of clomid
    5 rounds of iui
    IVF #1 Gonal F, Menopur and Cetrotide
    ER 12/1/2016:Retrieved 22 eggs 12 fertilized, developed moderate OHSS
    4/4 day 5 embryos were normal for PGS!!! 2 boys/2 girls
    FET 1/10/2017  
    Gallbladder surgery 1/10/2017
    FET 2/2
    BFP 2/7/17 <3 Beta#1: 594!!! Beta#2 1630!!!
    Having a girl! EDD 10/21/17
    Pregnancy Ticker
    hopeby2015
  • Hi all!! I'm 22w6d with twin girls due August 30. Next appt is with OB this Thursday and then MFM next Wednesday. I enjoy the MFM appts much more b/c we get ultrasounds every time. Names have been decided: Olivia Grace and Audrey Elizabeth (second name we chose when we started trying 9 years ago)! 
    Having a ton of heart burn and I don't sleep well at all. Work is crazy busy right now and will only get busier through summer. I'm hoping to make it to 38w with no bed rest (but my OB doubts I will). We have all of our nursery furniture, double stroller, and infant car seats already which makes me very happy! 

    QOTW: I plan to sign up for a breastfeeding class but that's really it. I've been a nurse a long time so I don't need CPR, plan on scheduled c-section so I definitely don't need birthing classes. Our area hospitals do not really offer anything else, unfortunately.

    TTC for 8 years.
    Started in 2008 with timed intercourse, ovulation testing, no official monitoring.
    OB-GYN recommended Clomid and timed intercourse, attempted for 6 straight months.
    First surgery June 2009 (OB-GYN): diagnosed with stage 4 endometriosis and large hydrosalpinx on right tube.
    Second surgery (July 2009, RE performed this): Right tube had to be removed, lots of adhesions removed.
    Attempted "trying on our own" as per RE recommendations, unsuccessful 5-6 months.
    HSG performed December 2009: left tube open.
    February 2010: started Femara and timed intercourse, attempted 6 months, no BFPs.
    Took a break for a while.
    January 2011: started IUI process, ovaries never properly responded to medications, 6 failed attempts, never actually completed an IUI.
    Took 2012-2014 off due to depression and frustration (side note: did complete grad school to become a nurse practitioner- great distraction).
    2015: started seeing RE again, went through tons of testing and HSG, left tube now blocked, only option is IVF.
    September 2015: Started first official IVF cycle, cancelled in October due to large cyst on left ovary.
    October 2015: started on birth control for 2 months.
    December 2015: attempted to start another IVF cycle, cysts on both ovaries on initial ultrasound, left was huge, cancelled to aspirated cyst.
    January 2016: Cyst back, surgery for ex-lap, cyst and adhesions removed.
    March 2016: Attempted second IVF cycle, estrogen way too high, cyst back, cancelled again.
    April 2016: Third attempted IVF cycle, 7 eggs retrieved, 2 mature (but not great) embryos made to fresh transfer, neither implanted.
    May-Sept 2016: Break to regain sanity.
    Sept-Oct 2016: Attempted fourth IVF cycle, very successful, cyst still on left but we ignored. 7 mature "great looking" eggs retrieved, 4 mature embryos made it to day 5 transfer. Transfer aborted due to large amount of endometriosis fluid in uterus.
    FET of 2 embryos completed on 12/12/16.
    12/22/16 1st Beta 179 BFP!!!
    12/24/16 2nd Beta 449!!
    EDD 8/30/17 with two girls!!!!!

    Audrey (4lb 8oz) and Olivia (6lb 6oz) born 8/10/17!!

    oxinfreehopeby2015EmilyE13wabash15
  • oxinfreeoxinfree
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    Happy Friday y'all!!! I hope you ladies have something wonderful planned for your weekends! Me? We're finally closing on our house today and get the keys!!! Yipeeee. We don't move until the 18th (that's when movers are booked since Eric is crazy busy in reporting at work) but we're so excited. I can't wait to get the painters in next week and actually start buying stuff for the nursery. Now to decide whether or not to splurge on this Thayer crib from Restoration Hardware. Ridiculous? 

    ---
    Started TTC April 2011
    Me: 32, DH: 32
    Diagnosis: Endometriosis

    • 2012 - 3 Rounds clomid - all BFN
    • 2013 - 1 Fresh IVF with 2 day 3 embryos - BFN
    • 2014 - 1 Frozen IVF with 2 day 5 embryos - BFN
    • Took a long break, continuing trying naturally
    • Feb 2016 - Biopsy = Endo, DH sperm improved from 1% to 6% morphology
    • March 2016 - Fresh IVF cycle with acupuncture & intralipids: 20 eggs retrieved (17 mature), 7 ICSI'd fertilized, 9 naturally fertilized. 16 total embryos!
    • April 8th - 2 embryos (1ICSI and 1 Natural) transferred. (7 blastocysts frozen), April 18th - Beta = BFN
    • Sept 23rd - Lupron Depot Injection for Endo control
    • Nov 15th 2016 - Started daily Lupron Injections for upcoming FET
    • Nov 22 - Baseline US/BW - Intralipid Infusion - Start Meds for FET with immune protocol
    • Dec 16th FET transfer of 3 embryos (1 - AA, 2 - BB)
    • TW below
    • Dec 22nd - first ever bfp (very faint lines FRER & cheapie)
    • Dec 27th Beta = 192, Dec 29th Beta = 379
    • EDD - Sept 5th 2017

    - - -
    I'm a YouTube vlogger who talks about Infertility, IVF and Endometriosis. Check it out here!
    Follow along at http://liv4today.blog
    Instagram @liv4todayvlog 


    Joslynj11JWatt5EmilyE13emgem819
  • Kp214Kp214
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    @oxinfree yay for closing on the house! How exciting!  Love the crib color!  
    Me:32 DH:36
    Me: DOR, poor egg quality, MTHFR
    DH: MFI
    TTC since 3/2014
    2015: 3 IUI's-BFN
    12/2015: 1st IVF cycle-(9 follicles retrieved, 5 mature, 3 fertilized w/ICSI, transferred 1 excellent and 1 good embryo on day 3)-chemical pregnancy
    3/2016: 2nd IVF cycle- canceled (3 follicles retrieved, 3 mature, all fertilized w/ICSI, 1 fragmented, 2 arrested) 
    3/2016: RE suggested donor eggs- taking an ivf break and to supplement 
    9/2016: 3rd ivf cycle-cancelled due to early ovulation
    Oct./Nov 2016: 4th ivf cycle- EPP-AFC:5, retrieved 10, 10 mature, 8 fertilized with ICSI, 6 blastocysts biopsied and frozen. 3 CCS normal embryos
    1/9/17: transferred 1 embryo-BFP 1/16
    1/18/17: beta #1-104
    1/20/17: beta #2-174
    2/2/17: first u/s, heartbeat of 107 at 6w1d
    7/20/17: baby boy born at 30+3 via emergency c-section 


    oxinfree
  • JWatt5JWatt5
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    Yeaaa! Congrats @oxinfree - that's so exciting! Love the crib - splurge away! Get that one big item you can build the room around cause for the rest of the room, there's lot of great deals out there to bring the budget back under control - AND it's is a super special time - you, Eric and your little Beau deserve it!
    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

           
    oxinfree
  • byrnemebyrneme
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    Congrats @oxinfree! Ohhhhh- I love the crib. Do it! It's deserved!
    *** TW**

    Me: 37, DH:39
    Met: 2002 | Married: 2004 | TTC since January 2014
    July 2015: MMC @ 9 wks | August 2015: Chemical
    March, April, May & June 2016: Medicated IUIs | BFN 
    August 2016: Started Stims 8/22
    September 2016: Egg Retrieval 9/4 | 13 Mature Eggs | 10 Fertilized | 3 Blastocytes | 1 PGS Normal Embaby 
    November 7, 2016: FET - BFP!
    EDD 7/25/17
    Zoey Alexis born 7/25/17 @ 12:39 PM | 7lbs 14oz | 19 inches
    oxinfree
  • Congratulations, @oxinfree! That crib is beautiful and I fully support splurging. 

    I'm 19 weeks 1 day with the little lady. In general, all is well. At the beginning of this week I had some constant pulling/stretching feelings at the very base of my abdomen. Not super painful but not comfortable. Other unwelcome symptoms this week: gas and constipation! Yay! Luckily the pulling feeling has mostly subsided and I've sprouted a more pronounced bump the last day or so, so maybe that's the culprit. 

    Next appointment isn't until 5/22 with MFM, so I'm sitting tight til then. DH is headed to a golf outing in his hometown this weekend, so I'll probably busy myself with nesting. 

    QOTW: I haven't signed up for anything yet but am interested in birthing and breastfeeding classes. We will also be doing a tour of the hospital coming up soon, and next week I'll be touring the daycare facility at my work. 
  • Haha thanks @Kp214 @JWatt5 @byrneme @EmilyE13  ... hopefully Eric's on board ;) tehee... <3
    ---
    Started TTC April 2011
    Me: 32, DH: 32
    Diagnosis: Endometriosis

    • 2012 - 3 Rounds clomid - all BFN
    • 2013 - 1 Fresh IVF with 2 day 3 embryos - BFN
    • 2014 - 1 Frozen IVF with 2 day 5 embryos - BFN
    • Took a long break, continuing trying naturally
    • Feb 2016 - Biopsy = Endo, DH sperm improved from 1% to 6% morphology
    • March 2016 - Fresh IVF cycle with acupuncture & intralipids: 20 eggs retrieved (17 mature), 7 ICSI'd fertilized, 9 naturally fertilized. 16 total embryos!
    • April 8th - 2 embryos (1ICSI and 1 Natural) transferred. (7 blastocysts frozen), April 18th - Beta = BFN
    • Sept 23rd - Lupron Depot Injection for Endo control
    • Nov 15th 2016 - Started daily Lupron Injections for upcoming FET
    • Nov 22 - Baseline US/BW - Intralipid Infusion - Start Meds for FET with immune protocol
    • Dec 16th FET transfer of 3 embryos (1 - AA, 2 - BB)
    • TW below
    • Dec 22nd - first ever bfp (very faint lines FRER & cheapie)
    • Dec 27th Beta = 192, Dec 29th Beta = 379
    • EDD - Sept 5th 2017

    - - -
    I'm a YouTube vlogger who talks about Infertility, IVF and Endometriosis. Check it out here!
    Follow along at http://liv4today.blog
    Instagram @liv4todayvlog 


  • ARB425ARB425
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    @oxinfree love the crib! If you can do it, splurge away! It's freaking gorgeous!  I knew I wanted a grey crib but didn't like the solid grey color. Ours is similar but from target. The color in person is a bit different than the pics online.






    Kp214EmilyE13
  • byrnemebyrneme
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    I have the same crib as @ARB425 but in the rustic gray so it's a bit darker. If you decide not to splurge, join our party ;)
    *** TW**

    Me: 37, DH:39
    Met: 2002 | Married: 2004 | TTC since January 2014
    July 2015: MMC @ 9 wks | August 2015: Chemical
    March, April, May & June 2016: Medicated IUIs | BFN 
    August 2016: Started Stims 8/22
    September 2016: Egg Retrieval 9/4 | 13 Mature Eggs | 10 Fertilized | 3 Blastocytes | 1 PGS Normal Embaby 
    November 7, 2016: FET - BFP!
    EDD 7/25/17
    Zoey Alexis born 7/25/17 @ 12:39 PM | 7lbs 14oz | 19 inches
  • JWatt5JWatt5
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    @ARB425 @byrneme - love that crib. I couldn't sell DH on a wood grain colour - he wanted a "plain white crib" like he had haha. Very nice choices! 
    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

           
  • Ooh loving those cribs! We splurged on my daughters convertible crib, it's going to be used for this next kid so well worth it I think :) she's still in it (converts to a bed) so it's fun shopping for a new bed with her anyway :)
  • byrnemebyrneme
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    @JWatt5 I wanted white and couldn't sell my husband on IT!! However I'm very happy with what we ended up with. 
    *** TW**

    Me: 37, DH:39
    Met: 2002 | Married: 2004 | TTC since January 2014
    July 2015: MMC @ 9 wks | August 2015: Chemical
    March, April, May & June 2016: Medicated IUIs | BFN 
    August 2016: Started Stims 8/22
    September 2016: Egg Retrieval 9/4 | 13 Mature Eggs | 10 Fertilized | 3 Blastocytes | 1 PGS Normal Embaby 
    November 7, 2016: FET - BFP!
    EDD 7/25/17
    Zoey Alexis born 7/25/17 @ 12:39 PM | 7lbs 14oz | 19 inches
    JWatt5
  • JWatt5JWatt5
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    @byrneme - I'm happy in the end too. Now we wait for a little person to put in it :smile:

    I can't seem to get out of nesting mode lol 
    Im a lover of flowers, I do floral arrangements on the side, but with a tighter budget I won't be able to always have them in the house so I made a new table centre piece today and gained a new little friend...

    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

           
    Kp214EmilyE13Polythene PamJoslynj11
  • EmilyE13EmilyE13
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    @JWatt5 I love the living plant arrangement, complete with betta fishy! I have two aquariums at home and think having fish around to watch is very peaceful. Of course the rest of the house is chaos with 2 big dogs and 2 cats....
  • JWatt5JWatt5
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    @EmilyE13 - I think fish are peaceful too, thought he might be fun to watch. Also love animals - dog, 2 litter trained rabbits & a chinchilla over here :)
    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

           
  • Kp214Kp214
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    @JWatt5 love that!  So pretty. 
    Me:32 DH:36
    Me: DOR, poor egg quality, MTHFR
    DH: MFI
    TTC since 3/2014
    2015: 3 IUI's-BFN
    12/2015: 1st IVF cycle-(9 follicles retrieved, 5 mature, 3 fertilized w/ICSI, transferred 1 excellent and 1 good embryo on day 3)-chemical pregnancy
    3/2016: 2nd IVF cycle- canceled (3 follicles retrieved, 3 mature, all fertilized w/ICSI, 1 fragmented, 2 arrested) 
    3/2016: RE suggested donor eggs- taking an ivf break and to supplement 
    9/2016: 3rd ivf cycle-cancelled due to early ovulation
    Oct./Nov 2016: 4th ivf cycle- EPP-AFC:5, retrieved 10, 10 mature, 8 fertilized with ICSI, 6 blastocysts biopsied and frozen. 3 CCS normal embryos
    1/9/17: transferred 1 embryo-BFP 1/16
    1/18/17: beta #1-104
    1/20/17: beta #2-174
    2/2/17: first u/s, heartbeat of 107 at 6w1d
    7/20/17: baby boy born at 30+3 via emergency c-section 


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