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  • I think when you are pregnant you are allowed to be selfish or a-holey every so often :wink:

    I really want to buy that changing table basket from Joanna Gaine's nursery now...I'm weighing how much my husband will think it's a stupid waste of money (like decorative pillows or cute blankets) vs how much I would like to have it....hrmmm...
    ~~ Our Story in Spoiler! TW loss/child~~
    Fall 2012 -- started TTC
    Summer 2015 - no BFP yet, labs normal, referred to RE
    Fall 2015 - Summer 2016 - Further testing all normal. 3 IUI's -- BFN. Recommended move to IVF. Planned cycle for fall 2016.
    September 2016 - Surprise natural BFP. MMC @ 8 weeks. RE expressed confidence that we just needed the 'right' embryo.
    Fall 2016 - Spring 2017 -- Break from TTC
    June 2017 - Started IVF; egg retrieval for freeze all cycle. 9 mature eggs retrieved, 5 fertilized. 2 4BB embies on ice.
    August 2017 - FET transfer both embies. BFP.  Twin pregnancy confirmed by ultrasound. EDD 4/28/18
    September 2017 - Twin B stopped developing; Twin A doing perfectly! Graduated from RE @ 10 weeks
    March 2018 - Baby Girl born via C/S due to pre-eclampsia -- strong and healthy!

    TTC #2
    January/Feb 2021 - Freeze-all IVF cycle 
    March 2021 - FET of 1 PGS normal female embryo. BFP! Beta #1 156,  #2 472, #3 1241, #4 5268 EDD 12/5/21 - Christmas baby!


    "When all is lost then all is found."


    [Deleted User]hottietoddy
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  • @2momshoping is a massage an option? I had an amazing one today and he asked if I wanted him to do acupressure to induce labor- yes please!! Although nothing happened the front desk girl said she has seen women come out in labor more times than she can count. 

    @hottietoddy my u/s tech said to make sure you are on your side because even reclining on your back at this point can put pressure on your artery, decreasing blood flow and making you feel nauseous and crummy. 
    TTC since May 2013
    Mild PCOS, Compound Heterozygous MTHFR
    No Folic acid/pharmaceuticals/supplements (too many to list- private message me if interested), IVIL infusion
    [Deleted User]hottietoddy
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  • Oh no! @2MomsHoping. I hope she's feeling better soon!  You're not lying tho, it really is terrible timing to have your other half down like that.  :/ 
  • such a sweetie!!! welcome to life on this side, baby! <3
    what a story! i bet you'll be telling her that one some day :smiley:

    welcome to the graduates! and a whole new journey!  Looking back now, I really loved the first few weeks --everyone so excited and helping out so much. I still feel like this is all sort of surreal though and I'm 4.5 months in! The happiness is just sometimes overwhelming. I know all mothers love their babies tons but I sometimes wonder if the intensity that hits me sometimes is because of what it took to get to this point. Like I tear up multiple times during the day with good emotions...but maybe I'm just super sensitive!
    ~~ Our Story in Spoiler! TW loss/child~~
    Fall 2012 -- started TTC
    Summer 2015 - no BFP yet, labs normal, referred to RE
    Fall 2015 - Summer 2016 - Further testing all normal. 3 IUI's -- BFN. Recommended move to IVF. Planned cycle for fall 2016.
    September 2016 - Surprise natural BFP. MMC @ 8 weeks. RE expressed confidence that we just needed the 'right' embryo.
    Fall 2016 - Spring 2017 -- Break from TTC
    June 2017 - Started IVF; egg retrieval for freeze all cycle. 9 mature eggs retrieved, 5 fertilized. 2 4BB embies on ice.
    August 2017 - FET transfer both embies. BFP.  Twin pregnancy confirmed by ultrasound. EDD 4/28/18
    September 2017 - Twin B stopped developing; Twin A doing perfectly! Graduated from RE @ 10 weeks
    March 2018 - Baby Girl born via C/S due to pre-eclampsia -- strong and healthy!

    TTC #2
    January/Feb 2021 - Freeze-all IVF cycle 
    March 2021 - FET of 1 PGS normal female embryo. BFP! Beta #1 156,  #2 472, #3 1241, #4 5268 EDD 12/5/21 - Christmas baby!


    "When all is lost then all is found."


    [Deleted User]Irisheyes81Hopeful_momwildrainbow
  • Congratulations!! Glad she has arrived and all are safe and sound! Enjoy all the baby snuggles! 

    @mbradfo2 I agree, I think this part of the journey is even sweeter due to what we all had to go through to get here. I also tear up several times a day just looking at my babe and am so thankful she’s here and we made it to this side. Everything was absolutely worth it when I look at her. 
    [Deleted User]lablover78
  • @Irisheyes81. Ah!  CONGRATULATIONS!!!  Thank you so much for the update!  What an entrance, but wow, so worth it.  Glad to hear everyone's recovering and adjusting well, and you are enjoying every miraculous second of new motherhood! Huzzah!!!  ❤❤❤❤❤
  • @Irisheyes81 awwwww look at that sweet face!! Congratulations what a journey!!! I feel for u!! My LO is 10wks so ur labor sounds just like mine...baby was sunny side up at hr 28 I think but we got her turned around before pushing ugh so sorry u went through all that! Such a warrior through and through lady!! Congrats to you both! Hoping you're healing super fast and ur getting to enjoy ur LO!!
    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!

    [Deleted User]
  • Congrats! Your story brought tears to my eyes. With all the struggles we all go through to get here, it just makes it that much more special. Congrats! What a beautiful baby. :) 
    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. 
    [Deleted User]
  • @Irisheyes81 yea!!!! So glad all is OK. She is truly beautiful. Look at those cheeks. I really am so happy to see ur update. Have been looking every day.

    @2MomsHoping ugh, what a pain. Its funny, we just did our birth class yesterday and one of the things they talked about was the partner being thoughtful about their bodies-mostly in relation to support during labor, but could be any time, BC ifv they get injured or just push through something and don't or themselves in proper ergonomics, they're not going to be helpful to anyone once the baby is here and that woul suck. Anyway, I'd be pissed too. Hope she's OK soon and this baby decides to make an appearance! Sorry about having to deal with the induction thing that way. Doesn't feel like they are respecting you, but I bet you could push it a few days of you are persuasive.

    Afm-THE BABY IS HEAD DOWN!!! I'm so relieved. Ended up going in late last night BC I had some really painful contractions and I just had had this nagging feeling that maybe I was going into labor. And the nurse on wed had told me to call if so BC it was important not to go into labor if I was transverse. In retrospect I remember now she said to wait until the typical 4-1-1 or 5-1-1 and these were at 7 and then 15. But I couldn't shake the concern. However, after i pooped the contractions weren't painful anymore and I think if I had taken a little more time I would have realized that it was just gastrointestinal over braxton hicks. But I called partially BC DH was telling me to call. I knew they were going to tell me to come in BC of the transverse. I actually at that point was pretty sure the baby had turned Friday BC I felt intense pressure one time while waking and a lot of heaviness into my pelvis. Anyway, at 4am we went in. I have to say DH was kind of acting not supportive at all and I was pissed. I knew by that point it was probably a false alarm but I really just needed to hear that baby was head down and I'd feel fine going home. And we were in it at that point.  So we went in, it was relatively quick, they did an US and voila- HEAD DOWN! as usual the nurse was super kind and didn't make me feel bad at all and resident who did US was good too. We were out of there by 6. At the end they wanted to do a cervical exam and I was like, is that really necessary? In my birth class they talked about how they do those a lot and if it's clear you're not in labor they mean nothing. So go me for advocating for myself. Ended up seeing the attending briefly and he was the one who had ordered the cervical exam-had been called from sleeping I believe- and when he saw me with my shoes, hoodie and purse on, he was like, you're clearly not in labor. So just checked my movement/contraction record thing and was like, yeah you're fine. So phewsh. Feeling much better and now just hoping for real labor to start in the next few weeks. 

    @lablover78 hang in there! Sex? Spicy food? Acupuncture? I'm sue youre trying it all.
    TTC #1
    me- 37, DH- 38
    Married 6.28.14, started TTC right away
    BFP Nov 2015, PPROM Feb 2016
    ER #1 May 2017, 15 retrieved, 10 fertilized, 3 day 5.
    ER#2 July 2017, 22 retrieved, 13 fertilized, 6 day 5/6
    9 embryos tested for pgs and pgd.  
    FET #1 9.29.17- 1 embryo-BFN
    FET#2 12.19.17- I embryo-BFP 1/1/18! Happy New Year to me! EDD 9/6/18
    Baby boy born 9.11.18- the love of my life!

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  • @Klyn7 what I'd the legal/union limit for kinders in your district? Ours is 21+1 (whatever+1 means, I think they have to give you extra pay I'd they do 22), but 30 sounds really crazy to me. I think you should really make a stink to your administrator. But good luck tomorrow. I know how stressful the first week is, so be kind to yourself. Parent volunteers? 

    TTC #1
    me- 37, DH- 38
    Married 6.28.14, started TTC right away
    BFP Nov 2015, PPROM Feb 2016
    ER #1 May 2017, 15 retrieved, 10 fertilized, 3 day 5.
    ER#2 July 2017, 22 retrieved, 13 fertilized, 6 day 5/6
    9 embryos tested for pgs and pgd.  
    FET #1 9.29.17- 1 embryo-BFN
    FET#2 12.19.17- I embryo-BFP 1/1/18! Happy New Year to me! EDD 9/6/18
    Baby boy born 9.11.18- the love of my life!

  • @irisheyes81 I got teary reading your beautiful post -- reflecting on your wedding and your infertility and all the shots only to get to this beautiful place with your beautiful child <3<3 I'm so happy for you. I hope you are recovering well from the c-section!


    [Deleted User]laurad75wabash15
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    @Irisheyes81 - OMG, congratulations!! She is so beautiful!!! 
    [Deleted User]
  • @Irisheyes81 What a story!  She is so beautiful and I too got a little weepy reading about her birth.  Congratulations to you all.  xo
    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


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  • AHHHHHH @Irisheye81 the update I’ve been waiting for.  It sounds like a long and rough labor but oh my stars how you described that moment of meeting your little girl so beautiful I cried, then read it to DW and cried again.  She is so incredibly beautiful and perfect and that little smile it looks like she is just as much in love with you and your hubby as you are with her.  I’m overjoyed for all of you.  Sending you good vibes for healing, adjusting to a new life, and hopefully some privacy as you figure out your new life as a family of three :)  Looking forward to joining you on the new mommies board soon (HUGS). 

    @mbradfo2 treat yourself to that basket.  Soon you will be sleep deprived and covered in bodily fluids sometimes you just need something pretty to look at in the chaos.

    @lablover78 I got a recommendation for a massage therapist that specializes in prenatal.  She is also a doula calling I’m going to call this morning and hope she can get me in.  I hope it works!  I guess the worst case scenario is I will be relaxed with a massage so I really don’t see any downside to trying J

    @mbradfo2, @businesswife, @gfgrump DW is doing a little better after an adjustment on Saturday, she’s going in again today and is now at least able to walk around, so getting better.  It is a huge relief that we have a doula on call so someone can help me get up/move around during labor if DW can’t.  My anger has quelled since she is doing everything in her power to try and get herself back on the mend. 

    @gfgrump I think GI issues and labor is pretty much impossible to differentiate until the GI resolves itself.   Besides it was great that you went in because now you know baby is head down.  YAY!

    Me:38 DW:33 
    TTC History in Spoiler ***Trigger Warning*** Losses/Child Mentioned 
    Dx: My wife has no sperm  :D and apparently my embryos aren't as good as they look
    2016

     * April IUI#1 - BFN
     * June IUI#2 - BFN
     * July IUI#3 - CP  :'(
     * Sept IVF#1 - 4 Retrieved & Mature, 4 Blasts.  Fresh Transfer 1  - CP  :'(
     * November FET #1 - Transferred 1 Blast - CP  :'(
    2017 Switched REs - Recurrent loss testing for me - all normal, remaining 2 frosties sent for PGS - both abnormal
     * April/May IVF#2:  9 retrieved, 8 mature, 7 fertilized, 7 blasts!  Sent for testing - 2PGS Normals (0 remaining)
     * November IVF #3 12R, 8M, 6F, 4 blasts! - All 4 PGS normal!
     * November FET# 2 (Transfer a PGS normal from IVF#2) - BFP!!!
    2018 DD born 8/20/18
    2019 5PGS frosties ( 4 remaining)
      * September FET#3 (1PGS normal) - Beta#1: 139.7  Beta#2: 322.6

    wildrainbowlablover78[Deleted User]
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