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  • @safire3 hey lady welcome!! Sorry I must've missed ur earlier post as these lil arrivals got the better of me!!  Glad to see thrilled gs have been going smoothly for u!! It's  so hard with what we've all been through to stay positive and believe that it's happening and everything is going to be ok!!  I still struggle with it all the time!!

    @holls214 come on lil man give mama a break!!  8lbs in 3 days sounds very uncomfortable and scary!! Glad u already have the steriod shot brewing in u so Lil man will be prepared!!
    History of TTC in spoiler box
    TTC since 2014
    Unexplained Infertility - but I am 40...Low AMH .30
    7 - IUI (50mg-150mg Clomid) Feb - August 2016 all BFN 
    IVF#1 August 2016 (Antagonist protocol 4/5 eggs) Cancelled cycle :( RE thought I would get at least 10.
    IVF#2 Sept 2016 (microdose luporn pro - disappearing follies, ONLY ONE, convert to IUI) BFN
    IVF#3 November 2016 (4 ER, 3 F,  3DT)-BFP  with TWINS // MC both at almost 10wks  :'( 
    IVF#4 March 2017 //EPP  (10 ER (1 wonky so 9 ER) 7F, 3B (5AB, (2)5BB) PGS tested- ALL abnormal  :'( 
    IVF#5 April 2017 // EPP (7 ER, 7F yes! 6B) 2/5 day 4/6 day - 2 PGS normal! yes!! :)
    IVF#6 May 2017 // Antagonist didn't have time for Estrogen Priming...(4 ER, 3 F, 3B) (5AB, (2) 5BB) 2 PGS normal, yes!! :)
    IVF#7 June 2017 // EPP praying this is it and then on to an FET!

    safire3
  • coco305coco305 member
    @mtpbadger congrats!!! She is precious!!! You got yourself a feisty warrior on your hands!!
    @ReesaAnne16 congrats!! What a great birth story! Enjoy your new bundle of love!
    @Holls214 glad your BP went down :/ sucks about the sudden weight gain, that has got to be so uncomfortable. Don't stress about work, they can figure their own things out. It's time to focus on you. 
    @safire3 welcome!!!! 
    safire3
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    @mtpbadger What a week you've had!  Congratulations on Abigail - she is beautiful. 

    Congratulations @ReesaAnne16!  

    Looking forward to joining you all next week!
    History and blog link in spoiler
    2016 - dx with super low ovarian reserve; failed cycle with clomid, failed IUI, 
    2017 - egg retrieval #1 - 3 eggs, 0 embryos appropriate for transfer; ER #2 2 eggs, 0 embryos on day 3; ER #3 1 egg 0 embryos
    moved to donor egg in summer 2017; 35 eggs retrieved; 19 fertilized; 9 total embryos
    Fresh transfer Dec 2017= BFP!  baby boy born 8/22/18

    May 2019 - surprise natural pregnancy ended in MC
    Nov 2019 FET; MC at 9 weeks
    May 2020 FET; BFN
    July 2020 FET; CP treated with methotrexate
    Oct 2020 BFP! 

    Take a look at my blog


    TravelingCoupleBusinessWifesafire3Hopeful_mom
  • Lurking from second Trimester

    Congratulations @mtpbadger you and your girl are such fighters and inspiring! So glad she is doing well  <3  <3<3
    Hopeful_mom
  • Wow I've been busy this week and missed a lot! Congratulations ladies on those precious babies :)

    AFM, I am in the process of finishing the nursery. So far it's looking great, but I have to get and build the dressers next... bleh

    TravelingCoupleBusinessWifesafire3Hopeful_mom
  • @mtpbadger my goodness! What a story and congratulations on baby girl Abigail Audrey! You did an awesome job!


    @aera11 I'm planning on bringing one of my new nursing pillows! I got a boppy and a brest friend and am leaning towards bringing the brest friend with me. I feel like I might have way too much packed, but we don't live too far from the hospital and DH can always leave it in the car if there's too much stuff in the room. 

    @reesaanne16 Congratulations!! Beautiful name and I'm so glad the labor time was quick! 

    @holls214 Glad your blood pressure has gone done! Despite the work training, I hope you're able to get some downtime and relax. 

    AFM, gestational diabetes is kicking my butt. I think I'm doing well and then bam, I get a high number. I haven't gone two straight days without a high blood sugar number -- it's so frustrating. TW in spoiler:
    I've dealt with eating disorders in the past so this is tough and all I want to do is binge and not care, but I have to think beyond myself and it's so hard. It's just so incredibly frustrating!

    In happier news, my co-workers threw me a shower and it was so sweet. We have our last shower this Sunday that my dad wanted to have with his friends. I'm trying to balance organizing all the gifts and deciding what can be exchanged or returned while not exhausting myself. It's truly pitiful! I have no energy or stamina anymore. 10 minutes of picking things up and moving them around ends up with me starting to feel tight with contractions. And I'm so behind on thank you cards. But really, I just love looking at all the onesies and baby clothes and items. I'm so excited!

    DH and I talked about going to the beach with my parents for Memorial Day weekend, but after the baby scare last month, I don't want to be 3 hours away from our hospital. But DH argued that it's been a month since being admitted and maybe things will be okay, and isn't there a hospital over at the beach too? I'll wait to make the decision after I have my growth scan/ultrasound next Tuesday. I'm scared the baby is growing way too big and will have to deliver early. I've already had my transition meetings at work thankfully. 

    Appointments: Had a prenatal massage last Sunday! I didn't originally plan for it to be on Mother's Day and it just worked out that way. Hoping to take prenatal yoga this Friday, but next ultrasound and OB follow-up appointments are next week on Tuesday. 
    TravelingCoupleHopeful_mom
  • @jr102217 yay for another successful shower nice u have so much to go through!! Just take ur time there's no race!!
    GD must be hard what did they say if it gets too high, what to do?
    i was quite nervous to have GD as we already have so much to worry about...I was thrilled to get the pass but I should know it's still in the back of my head just because...
    please go with ur gut and do what u feel is best for u as far as ur 3hr drive.  Do u really want to go to a hospital and dr ur not familiar with, your husband is ok with that.  I'm too panicked to go on a 45 min drive let alone 3hrs.  My nausea has been coming and going so any long drives are out for me.
    i was also concerned about my baby gro JT to much but in my 8minth baby just gained a lb do now I'm right on target or a hair behind but they say normal!! I guess I'll really kno once the baby gets here  :D
    Enjoy the massage it sounds heavenly!!
    History of TTC in spoiler box
    TTC since 2014
    Unexplained Infertility - but I am 40...Low AMH .30
    7 - IUI (50mg-150mg Clomid) Feb - August 2016 all BFN 
    IVF#1 August 2016 (Antagonist protocol 4/5 eggs) Cancelled cycle :( RE thought I would get at least 10.
    IVF#2 Sept 2016 (microdose luporn pro - disappearing follies, ONLY ONE, convert to IUI) BFN
    IVF#3 November 2016 (4 ER, 3 F,  3DT)-BFP  with TWINS // MC both at almost 10wks  :'( 
    IVF#4 March 2017 //EPP  (10 ER (1 wonky so 9 ER) 7F, 3B (5AB, (2)5BB) PGS tested- ALL abnormal  :'( 
    IVF#5 April 2017 // EPP (7 ER, 7F yes! 6B) 2/5 day 4/6 day - 2 PGS normal! yes!! :)
    IVF#6 May 2017 // Antagonist didn't have time for Estrogen Priming...(4 ER, 3 F, 3B) (5AB, (2) 5BB) 2 PGS normal, yes!! :)
    IVF#7 June 2017 // EPP praying this is it and then on to an FET!

    jr102217
  • So so happy to hear this great progress @mtpbadger it must be SO hard to go home without her, but she is getting stronger every day, it it sounds like she is in good hands. :blush:
    Me: 38 | DH: 44 ~ TTC Our First May 2015 thru Dec 2017
    A Brief Summary of Our Infertility Journey
    5/16 - Began Creighton Method CM Tracking / Napro Fertility Medicine | Progesterone + various abx cycles - all BFNs
    8/16 - SHG: ute good, at least one tube open | 10/16 - MFI Azoo dx confirmed. No known genetic cause. Vas deferens absent.
    3/17 - DH started Clomid to prepare for MESA/TESE | 4/17 - Initial RE Consult for me | 7/17 - Successful retrieval for DH!
    9/17 - Two BTB IVFs  | 10/17 - Polypectomy  |  11/17 - 1st FET ended in CP | 12/17 - 2nd FET ... BFP!!! <3 EDD: 09/09/18
    Our incredible miracle baby is finally here!

    Our Journey Trying for Siblings, still a work in progress...
    9/19 - 1st natural FET cycle, BFN | 10/19 - 2nd medicated FET cycle, cancelled
    11/19 - 3rd natural FET cycle, BFN  | 12/19 - 4th natural FET cycle... BFP!!! <3 EDD: 08/21/20
    Our second little miracle arrived safely via VBAC!

    Our last two natural FET cycles, TTC our Third, (Already in progress)...
    3/21 - SHG and CD3 bloodwork all clear, started Synthroid, Ready to Transfer!
    4/21 - Penultimate FET, BFN | 5/21 - Final FET ... TBD

    Hopeful_mom
  • @mtpbadger so glad Abigail is doing well and getting stronger everyday!! Can't believe she's here such a roller coaster ride! Go boobies awesome your body is producing milk, keep up the good work boobs!!
    so happy for u!  Please keep us updated!
    History of TTC in spoiler box
    TTC since 2014
    Unexplained Infertility - but I am 40...Low AMH .30
    7 - IUI (50mg-150mg Clomid) Feb - August 2016 all BFN 
    IVF#1 August 2016 (Antagonist protocol 4/5 eggs) Cancelled cycle :( RE thought I would get at least 10.
    IVF#2 Sept 2016 (microdose luporn pro - disappearing follies, ONLY ONE, convert to IUI) BFN
    IVF#3 November 2016 (4 ER, 3 F,  3DT)-BFP  with TWINS // MC both at almost 10wks  :'( 
    IVF#4 March 2017 //EPP  (10 ER (1 wonky so 9 ER) 7F, 3B (5AB, (2)5BB) PGS tested- ALL abnormal  :'( 
    IVF#5 April 2017 // EPP (7 ER, 7F yes! 6B) 2/5 day 4/6 day - 2 PGS normal! yes!! :)
    IVF#6 May 2017 // Antagonist didn't have time for Estrogen Priming...(4 ER, 3 F, 3B) (5AB, (2) 5BB) 2 PGS normal, yes!! :)
    IVF#7 June 2017 // EPP praying this is it and then on to an FET!

    BusinessWife
  • So glad everything is going well with the baby and with you. Sounds like you have some great support! We will be thinking of you. :) thanks for keeping us updated. 
    TTC 4 years. 7 failed IUI's with either Clomid, Femara and/or Trigger Shots. Started IVF journey in February 2017. Polyps removed in May. 1st IVF Transfer September 26th. BFP. Expected due date 6/14/18. Baby boy born 5/25/18 at 6 lb 9 oz. My bundle of joy. 
  • Anyone else feeling baby hiccup super often? It's 3-4 times per day at this point! It's cute :) I just don't remember feeling it this often with DS.
    BusinessWifeHopeful_momsafire3
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    @TravelingCouple yes! I think this baby hiccups 2-5 times a day, sometimes it's crazy hard hiccups too. I love them but not at 4am.

     I'm on my second orange creamsicle of the day. Why not right? I figure I might as well enjoy these last weeks even if there's little body parts pushing on my ribs & lungs haha 






    BusinessWifeTravelingCoupleHopeful_momjr102217
  • @Aera11 I definitely had 3 bowls of ice cream today :D 
    Hopeful_mom
  • Aera11Aera11 member
    Ice cream & popsicles are my current must have @TravelingCouple! I haven't had many 'must have it right now' cravings but today out of nowhere I needed chick fil a. 






    Hopeful_momTravelingCouple
  • Oh my gosh now I need ice cream. Headed to Cold Stone shortly. Yum yum. 
    TTC 4 years. 7 failed IUI's with either Clomid, Femara and/or Trigger Shots. Started IVF journey in February 2017. Polyps removed in May. 1st IVF Transfer September 26th. BFP. Expected due date 6/14/18. Baby boy born 5/25/18 at 6 lb 9 oz. My bundle of joy. 
  • coco305coco305 member
    @mtpbadger I'm so happy Abigail is doing well! Skin to skin time sounds amazing. 
    @Holls214 how are you feeling?? 
    @Aera11 yes to chick-Fil-a! I never eat it, but I've had it like 5 times this pregnancy. 
    @TravelingCouple popsicles have been my saviors all pregnancy, they're just a cure-all. 
    TravelingCoupleAera11
  • I've been all about the sweets myself tonight but ran out of ice cream  :s The nausea killed me all day so finally ate at night and the baby is enjoying it and having a party!

    @TravelingCouple my Lil one usually hiccups 2/3x a day I love it!!  Feeling any movement always makes me happy!! 
    History of TTC in spoiler box
    TTC since 2014
    Unexplained Infertility - but I am 40...Low AMH .30
    7 - IUI (50mg-150mg Clomid) Feb - August 2016 all BFN 
    IVF#1 August 2016 (Antagonist protocol 4/5 eggs) Cancelled cycle :( RE thought I would get at least 10.
    IVF#2 Sept 2016 (microdose luporn pro - disappearing follies, ONLY ONE, convert to IUI) BFN
    IVF#3 November 2016 (4 ER, 3 F,  3DT)-BFP  with TWINS // MC both at almost 10wks  :'( 
    IVF#4 March 2017 //EPP  (10 ER (1 wonky so 9 ER) 7F, 3B (5AB, (2)5BB) PGS tested- ALL abnormal  :'( 
    IVF#5 April 2017 // EPP (7 ER, 7F yes! 6B) 2/5 day 4/6 day - 2 PGS normal! yes!! :)
    IVF#6 May 2017 // Antagonist didn't have time for Estrogen Priming...(4 ER, 3 F, 3B) (5AB, (2) 5BB) 2 PGS normal, yes!! :)
    IVF#7 June 2017 // EPP praying this is it and then on to an FET!

    TravelingCouple
  • The hiccuping is so cute! Sometimes it wakes me up overnight!
  • It's very interesting listening to everyone being woken up by the baby, granted I really first fall asleep when the sun is rising and I wake up fr pain in my hip and going to the bathroom  :D good times :)
    History of TTC in spoiler box
    TTC since 2014
    Unexplained Infertility - but I am 40...Low AMH .30
    7 - IUI (50mg-150mg Clomid) Feb - August 2016 all BFN 
    IVF#1 August 2016 (Antagonist protocol 4/5 eggs) Cancelled cycle :( RE thought I would get at least 10.
    IVF#2 Sept 2016 (microdose luporn pro - disappearing follies, ONLY ONE, convert to IUI) BFN
    IVF#3 November 2016 (4 ER, 3 F,  3DT)-BFP  with TWINS // MC both at almost 10wks  :'( 
    IVF#4 March 2017 //EPP  (10 ER (1 wonky so 9 ER) 7F, 3B (5AB, (2)5BB) PGS tested- ALL abnormal  :'( 
    IVF#5 April 2017 // EPP (7 ER, 7F yes! 6B) 2/5 day 4/6 day - 2 PGS normal! yes!! :)
    IVF#6 May 2017 // Antagonist didn't have time for Estrogen Priming...(4 ER, 3 F, 3B) (5AB, (2) 5BB) 2 PGS normal, yes!! :)
    IVF#7 June 2017 // EPP praying this is it and then on to an FET!

  • Aera11Aera11 member

    A couple days late, 35w1d! 






    TravelingCoupleHopeful_momsafire3BusinessWife
  • @Irisheyes81 - welcome to the third trimester!!! I have a similar story to yours - pregnant on the first FET attempt, and pretty good pregnancy (minus some normal symptomps that are manageable).
    I think the 36 weeks u/s is the "positioning" one where they check if the baby turned, how placenta is doing, and the amount of the amniotic fluid (I just had one last week).

    @mtpbadger - Congratulation on your little girl!!! Welcome to the world, Abigail <3 oh wow, your baby definitely have an exciting birth story! Hope you're recovering well. Sorry to hear that you won't be able to avoid NICU stay, but let's hope it'll be a short one! It's so lovely and reassuring to see a preemy withouth all the breething tubes <3

    @Aera11 - Boppy is packed into the hospital bag. I figured that it'd be nice to have an extra pillow anyways :)
    And yes for creamsicles! I got the "mango and cream" ones from Trader Joes, and the box was gone in 3 days :) I'm excited that my hospital offers popsicles for labor :D

    @safire3 - welcome to the third trimester! I know those lurking scary throught oh-so-well... It's hard to brush them off, and I'm pretty sure we all go through those in some degree. It becomes better as the time goes, delivery date draws closer, and the baby becomes bigger, movements more intence, and so does the re-assurance grows with it too :)

    @ReesaAnne16 - Welcome, baby Mae! Your birth story sound trilling!!! 1 hour labor! wow!!! Talking about birthing plans not playing out as expected :) Hope you're recovering well and bonding with your brand new litte one.

    #Holls214 - sorry to hear you're gaving BP problems and swelling so crazy! Hope you feel better and bake for a bit longer to bring you little one to term.

    @TravelingCouple - yes! baby hiccups A LOT, and quite intence too. A few times during the day, and then pretty much ever evening when I go to bed, and sometimes durign the night. "Flippign the baby" (turning on the other side) sometimes help to calm him down :)

    AFM, I'm 37 weeks today, and it feel surreal that I'm in the early full term zone now! I had some contractions and crampting at night last week, so finally packed a hospital bag after that. We still need to install the car seat, hopefully this weekend. And we're also going to "All about baby" class this Saturday to learn how to actually care for the little one :)
    I had a positioning u/s last Friday, and baby is head down deep into my pelvic bone (hello pancake bladder and penguin walk!). Since I still measure on the smaller size and don't gain much weight (~10 pounds total), I had another full measuring u/s this week - baby is 34%-ile (about 6lb2oz) with plenty of amniotic fluid around and perfect circulaton). Dr is convinced I'm having a tall skinny baby that does a good job hiding inside my tall torso :) Cervix is still fully closed. He moves a lot, hiccups regularly, and just in general keeps giving me the re-assurance that he's doing well in there <3
    Strep B test just came back yesterday, and looks like I tested positive :( Which means IV is inevitable... oh well...
    HR confirmed the official date when I can stop working - May 25th (2 weeks before due date)!!! Just one more week! I need the baby to stay put for 2 weeks though, husband doesn't start his leave till June 1st. I'm already mostly working from home anyways, only coming in for occational meetings.
    Also, I've been pretty "blah" on food this whole pregnancy, but this last week I'm seriousely hungry all the time! and that's finally with the ability to eat a full meal after the baby dropped. Ate a large dinner last night, then had to get out of bed to munch on more later. I guess babies grow a lot in the final stretch :D
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    My story in signature spoiler. Children mentioned.
    Me: 37 DH: 45
    I don't produce FSH, so no natural menstrual cycle. DH has reduced morphology.
    Summer 2014 IUI (with first husband): cancelled after almost a month of stims due to too many follicles
    Time off to divorce, get back on my feet, find a new hubby and get married again 💑
    March 2017 IVF#1: ~70 follicles, 13R, 10M, 7F, 3B = 2 PGS Normal (both XY) - no transfer due to ohss
    Sept 2017 FET#1: BFP, Beta#1 (10dpt) - 253, Beta#2 (12dpt) - 528, DS born 05/31/2018 👨‍👩‍👦
    Dec 2019 FET#2: BFN
    Changed clinic, planning March 2020 IVF#2 - postponed due to the pandemic
    April 2020 IVF #2: ~30 follicles, 24R, 12M, 8F, 4B = 2XY & 2XX, all normal  <3
    Sept 2020 FET#3: one XX embryo, BFP, Beta#1 (9dpt) - 161, Beta#2 (11dpt) - 519, Beta#3 (19dpt) - 7174, Due date 05/30/2021
    TravelingCoupleHopeful_momsafire3BusinessWife
  • @helloworld9 I'm sorry it wasn't how you wanted but I'm so glad you and baby are ok!! Congrats mama!!
    helloworld9BusinessWife
  • @helloworld9 u and baby are ok how exciting! How much did he eat? Ur a trooper going through so many hours of a labor, I would've been frustrated and scared too!! So glad he is here congrats!! How's BF going?
    History of TTC in spoiler box
    TTC since 2014
    Unexplained Infertility - but I am 40...Low AMH .30
    7 - IUI (50mg-150mg Clomid) Feb - August 2016 all BFN 
    IVF#1 August 2016 (Antagonist protocol 4/5 eggs) Cancelled cycle :( RE thought I would get at least 10.
    IVF#2 Sept 2016 (microdose luporn pro - disappearing follies, ONLY ONE, convert to IUI) BFN
    IVF#3 November 2016 (4 ER, 3 F,  3DT)-BFP  with TWINS // MC both at almost 10wks  :'( 
    IVF#4 March 2017 //EPP  (10 ER (1 wonky so 9 ER) 7F, 3B (5AB, (2)5BB) PGS tested- ALL abnormal  :'( 
    IVF#5 April 2017 // EPP (7 ER, 7F yes! 6B) 2/5 day 4/6 day - 2 PGS normal! yes!! :)
    IVF#6 May 2017 // Antagonist didn't have time for Estrogen Priming...(4 ER, 3 F, 3B) (5AB, (2) 5BB) 2 PGS normal, yes!! :)
    IVF#7 June 2017 // EPP praying this is it and then on to an FET!

    helloworld9
  • Aera11Aera11 member
    Congrats @helloworld9!

    @Holls214 did you have to do a non-stress stress test? Hopefully baby boy will stay put another week! Don't they say movements do decrease a little since we & baby are running out of room? I literally feel like my skin can't stretch anymore!






    Hopeful_momhelloworld9
  • @Holls214 glad lil man is still cooking! Do u think it's cause ur  cervix measured on the shorter side that ur progressing sooner? Someone is having a May baby :) how r ur contractions? Do they have u on bed rest at this Point? Hope ur taking it easy!! 
    I just have so much pressure in my lower abdomen but that's about it! 
    History of TTC in spoiler box
    TTC since 2014
    Unexplained Infertility - but I am 40...Low AMH .30
    7 - IUI (50mg-150mg Clomid) Feb - August 2016 all BFN 
    IVF#1 August 2016 (Antagonist protocol 4/5 eggs) Cancelled cycle :( RE thought I would get at least 10.
    IVF#2 Sept 2016 (microdose luporn pro - disappearing follies, ONLY ONE, convert to IUI) BFN
    IVF#3 November 2016 (4 ER, 3 F,  3DT)-BFP  with TWINS // MC both at almost 10wks  :'( 
    IVF#4 March 2017 //EPP  (10 ER (1 wonky so 9 ER) 7F, 3B (5AB, (2)5BB) PGS tested- ALL abnormal  :'( 
    IVF#5 April 2017 // EPP (7 ER, 7F yes! 6B) 2/5 day 4/6 day - 2 PGS normal! yes!! :)
    IVF#6 May 2017 // Antagonist didn't have time for Estrogen Priming...(4 ER, 3 F, 3B) (5AB, (2) 5BB) 2 PGS normal, yes!! :)
    IVF#7 June 2017 // EPP praying this is it and then on to an FET!

  • Yeah they are the stress tests. He isn’t getting the peaks he should be while on the monitor. He’s very flat so they are concerned about that. They have to shock him with the machine to get him to have the peaks they need and sometimes even that doesn’t work right away... Your bumps look amazing by the way! 
    Contractions aren’t regular at all. Had a couple today. I’m officially not supposed to be working but no bed rest that they have said. 
    TTC 4 years. 7 failed IUI's with either Clomid, Femara and/or Trigger Shots. Started IVF journey in February 2017. Polyps removed in May. 1st IVF Transfer September 26th. BFP. Expected due date 6/14/18. Baby boy born 5/25/18 at 6 lb 9 oz. My bundle of joy. 
    Hopeful_mom
  • Aera11Aera11 member
    edited May 2018
    @holls214 Do they do an ultrasound to check fluid levels? I'm done with u/s & I'm curious to know how they'd know if my levels were even okay. Well that's good they're monitoring you closely so they can keep watch over him! These babies are keeping us on our toes already! 






    Hopeful_mom
  • Yeah they do an ultrasound as well every time with the stress test. His fluids are on the okay side, they could be higher they said but are fine for now I guess. 
    They really are keeping us on our toes. How are you feeling? Hopefully good. I feel like a lot of us are so close now. 
    TTC 4 years. 7 failed IUI's with either Clomid, Femara and/or Trigger Shots. Started IVF journey in February 2017. Polyps removed in May. 1st IVF Transfer September 26th. BFP. Expected due date 6/14/18. Baby boy born 5/25/18 at 6 lb 9 oz. My bundle of joy. 
    Hopeful_mom
  • Aera11Aera11 member
    That's good they do an ultrasound & it's always nice to actually see the baby.  Mine were lower at my last one too but nothing they were concerned about.  I've heard (no idea if it's true) that IVF babies can have less fluid too. 
    I feel like it's going to be one born after the next for this group! May & June will be hoppin'!  I actually feel great with the exception of this kid being in my lungs, making it hard to breath if I'm sitting for too long or laying on my back too long.  I thought I was having heartburn again or reflux but it's actually more like my lungs getting smashed.  I go back & forth between wanting to meet this baby soon & wanting to just *try* to enjoy these last weeks of pregnancy. Part of me has no idea if we'll be able to do this again so I'm trying to just enjoy it but it's also hard to think there could be 5-6 more weeks too.






    Hopeful_mom
  • I literally couldn’t agree more with you. It’s a weird feeling of being ready but not ready for it to be over quite yet as well. Sorry about the lung stuff. It is definitely harder to breathe these days. Glad you are feeling well otherwise. :) 
    TTC 4 years. 7 failed IUI's with either Clomid, Femara and/or Trigger Shots. Started IVF journey in February 2017. Polyps removed in May. 1st IVF Transfer September 26th. BFP. Expected due date 6/14/18. Baby boy born 5/25/18 at 6 lb 9 oz. My bundle of joy. 
    Hopeful_mom
  • This last few days the breathing has gotten tougher and I'm so itchy WTH!!! I don't understand why! Not using or doing anything new yet I feel like it bothers me most after a shower ugh, don't know!! My MFM did do a blood test to rule out some scary liver disease. Ugh some moments of the day I'm like come on water break let's go!!! And then I'm like let's try to enjoy this last couple of weeks.  It's not easy for sure!!

    i think I'm one of the lucky ones as I really still feel some good movement from this lil one!!

    Definately not a fan of this itching thing!! And this return of the nausea!  @Holls214 are u still taking diclegis? 
    History of TTC in spoiler box
    TTC since 2014
    Unexplained Infertility - but I am 40...Low AMH .30
    7 - IUI (50mg-150mg Clomid) Feb - August 2016 all BFN 
    IVF#1 August 2016 (Antagonist protocol 4/5 eggs) Cancelled cycle :( RE thought I would get at least 10.
    IVF#2 Sept 2016 (microdose luporn pro - disappearing follies, ONLY ONE, convert to IUI) BFN
    IVF#3 November 2016 (4 ER, 3 F,  3DT)-BFP  with TWINS // MC both at almost 10wks  :'( 
    IVF#4 March 2017 //EPP  (10 ER (1 wonky so 9 ER) 7F, 3B (5AB, (2)5BB) PGS tested- ALL abnormal  :'( 
    IVF#5 April 2017 // EPP (7 ER, 7F yes! 6B) 2/5 day 4/6 day - 2 PGS normal! yes!! :)
    IVF#6 May 2017 // Antagonist didn't have time for Estrogen Priming...(4 ER, 3 F, 3B) (5AB, (2) 5BB) 2 PGS normal, yes!! :)
    IVF#7 June 2017 // EPP praying this is it and then on to an FET!

  • @Holls214 wow things are progressing! Hoping baby boy stays in there as long as possible
  • Thanks everyone! @Hopeful_mom BF didn't come naturally to me. The first couple of days in the hospital I'm quite sure the latch was shallow and one of my nipples got bruised/cracked pretty badly which hurt a lot. I watched a ton of BF videos when I got home and now I think I'm getting the hang of it. But nipple care for me is a priority because I spend so much time feeding him now. I rub expressed breast milk on my nipples after each feed and also some nipple cream.
    My TTC journey:
    Me and DH: 30-35
    Unexplained infertility
    TTC #1 since 2015
    11/2015 - BFP!     12/2015 - MC  :'(
    IVF #1 July 2017 freeze all (20 eggs, 15 mature, 10 fert, 6 blasts, 4 PGS normal)
    FET #1 TBD  Surprise BFP 9/2017 while waiting for FET... hoping for the best!

    Pregnancy Ticker


    Hopeful_momFuzzyDust
  • I'm so sorry your L&D didn't go as planned @helloworld9. But also, so so glad to hear that you are well and baby is here, safe and sound!!!! ❤❤❤
    Me: 38 | DH: 44 ~ TTC Our First May 2015 thru Dec 2017
    A Brief Summary of Our Infertility Journey
    5/16 - Began Creighton Method CM Tracking / Napro Fertility Medicine | Progesterone + various abx cycles - all BFNs
    8/16 - SHG: ute good, at least one tube open | 10/16 - MFI Azoo dx confirmed. No known genetic cause. Vas deferens absent.
    3/17 - DH started Clomid to prepare for MESA/TESE | 4/17 - Initial RE Consult for me | 7/17 - Successful retrieval for DH!
    9/17 - Two BTB IVFs  | 10/17 - Polypectomy  |  11/17 - 1st FET ended in CP | 12/17 - 2nd FET ... BFP!!! <3 EDD: 09/09/18
    Our incredible miracle baby is finally here!

    Our Journey Trying for Siblings, still a work in progress...
    9/19 - 1st natural FET cycle, BFN | 10/19 - 2nd medicated FET cycle, cancelled
    11/19 - 3rd natural FET cycle, BFN  | 12/19 - 4th natural FET cycle... BFP!!! <3 EDD: 08/21/20
    Our second little miracle arrived safely via VBAC!

    Our last two natural FET cycles, TTC our Third, (Already in progress)...
    3/21 - SHG and CD3 bloodwork all clear, started Synthroid, Ready to Transfer!
    4/21 - Penultimate FET, BFN | 5/21 - Final FET ... TBD

    helloworld9
  • @helloworld9 - congrats on meeting your baby boy in person! Sorry to hear about the tough labor and the c-section, hoping both you and the baby are doing well now, recovering and bonding <3

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    My story in signature spoiler. Children mentioned.
    Me: 37 DH: 45
    I don't produce FSH, so no natural menstrual cycle. DH has reduced morphology.
    Summer 2014 IUI (with first husband): cancelled after almost a month of stims due to too many follicles
    Time off to divorce, get back on my feet, find a new hubby and get married again 💑
    March 2017 IVF#1: ~70 follicles, 13R, 10M, 7F, 3B = 2 PGS Normal (both XY) - no transfer due to ohss
    Sept 2017 FET#1: BFP, Beta#1 (10dpt) - 253, Beta#2 (12dpt) - 528, DS born 05/31/2018 👨‍👩‍👦
    Dec 2019 FET#2: BFN
    Changed clinic, planning March 2020 IVF#2 - postponed due to the pandemic
    April 2020 IVF #2: ~30 follicles, 24R, 12M, 8F, 4B = 2XY & 2XX, all normal  <3
    Sept 2020 FET#3: one XX embryo, BFP, Beta#1 (9dpt) - 161, Beta#2 (11dpt) - 519, Beta#3 (19dpt) - 7174, Due date 05/30/2021
    BusinessWife
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