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1st Trimester check-in week of Sept. 10th

This is a place for those who got their BFP after IF and are in their first trimester to introduce themselves to other PAIFs and get some support! 3 

How far along are you? / EDD 

How are you feeling? 

Any recent / upcoming appointments? 

Thoughts/Concerns? Questions:

What's your main cravings lately?

Next week will be my last week doing updates for 1st trimester, so if anyone would like to take over in a couple weeks...feel free! If I see there's not any updates, then of course I'll help out :)
TTC #1 since April 2015
June 2016 - CP
2017 - Medicated Cycles & IUI's
IVF w/ PGS  - January 2018
FET #1 - April 2018 - BFN
ERA Cycle May / June 2018
ERA Biopsy June 2018 ~ Results: receptive (no change)
FET #2 - July 2018 - BFP <3 Beta #1 - 137 Beta #2 - 410
U/S #1 7wk1d - HB 144 U/S #2 9w1d HB 166
Anatomy Scan 1st 11/2/18 2nd AS 11/19
EDD March 28, 2019
Baby Girl born 3/26/19  <3



Re: 1st Trimester check-in week of Sept. 10th

  • How far along are you? / EDD 12 weeks and 2 days —- this is my last check in in first trimester 

    How are you feeling? Pretty good. 

    Any recent / upcoming appointments? First OB appt this Friday 

    Thoughts/Concerns? Questions: I’m just super excited to get out of first trimester and get my ultrasound and blood test and know that everything is fine. 

    What's your main cravings lately? None yet but I’m eating waaaay too much in general lol 
    kristimh80mayflower513
  • How far along are you? / EDD 11w3d EDD March 28th

    How are you feeling? Pretty good overall. Done with PIO & estrogen, so I feel like the bloat has subsided finally. 

    Any recent / upcoming appointments? 1st OB appt was on Friday. Went really well...lots of blood work and got another ultrasound w/ HB of 171. Happy my OB is referring my to a high risk doctor as well just to get more ultrasounds through the pregnancy. 

    Thoughts/Concerns? Questions: Same as above. Excited to be out of 1st trimester next week. Hoping by the holidays there maybe a "bump sighting" lol I really want to shop for maternity clothing and have a cart saved already online...but feel silly esp in the store looking. 

    What's your main cravings lately? Mainly craving carbs...I want them all! I feel like anything I craved at the beginning, I can't tolerate or stand eating now. Cravings have started to calm down and in that "i don't know what I want stage /  nothing sounds good".
    TTC #1 since April 2015
    June 2016 - CP
    2017 - Medicated Cycles & IUI's
    IVF w/ PGS  - January 2018
    FET #1 - April 2018 - BFN
    ERA Cycle May / June 2018
    ERA Biopsy June 2018 ~ Results: receptive (no change)
    FET #2 - July 2018 - BFP <3 Beta #1 - 137 Beta #2 - 410
    U/S #1 7wk1d - HB 144 U/S #2 9w1d HB 166
    Anatomy Scan 1st 11/2/18 2nd AS 11/19
    EDD March 28, 2019
    Baby Girl born 3/26/19  <3



    mayflower513mag1cbeli3verIrisheyes81
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  • @drove2u GL with your OB appt and looking forward to having you in T2 next week!

    @kristimh80 Can I ask why you’re high risk? That’s so awesome that you get extra baby peaks :smile:
    Pregnancy TickerAbout me: *TW*

    Me: 34, DH: 38                                                                                                                                                                                
    TTC #1 June of 2014  9/14 BFP, baby boy EDD 5/18/15. Elias (Eli) born 5/13/15 7lb0oz, 19 inches.                                      
    Surprise BFP 10/15, live ectopic, lost ruptured tube on 11/5/15 at 8 weeks                                                                              
    Started TTC #2 2/16                                                                                                                                                                   
    HSG 1/18 after no BFPs- diagnosed w/ tubal infertility and referred to RE                                                                     
    3/28/18 remaining tube removed                                                                                                                                              
    IVF 5/18: 15 retrieved, 11 fertilized, 8 blasts -- (3) 4aa, (2) 5aa (2) 4ba frozen -- fresh transfer of 1 day-5 4aa blast, BFP, EDD 2/4/19


  • How far along are you? / EDD 
    10 weeks 6 days

    How are you feeling? 
    Pretty good. Just very very bloated after eating. 

    Any recent / upcoming appointments? 
    Fist OB appt next Monday

    Thoughts/Concerns? Questions:
    Excited to be getting to end of 1st trim. We'll be doing the enhanced first trimester screening next week so obviously hoping for good results there. 

    What's your main cravings lately?
    Pickles and anything sour. DH got me a jar a pickles as a joke when we first found out I was pregnant... but no joke I am loving them :)
    About me & TTC history in spoiler box:
    **CW: BFP**
    Age: 38 DH: 38 Together since 2000, Married August 2010, TTC since April 2016
    IF diagnoses: MFI (3% morphology) & LPD
    1/18 - IUI with puregon & ovidrel - BFN
    2/18 - IUI with puregon & ovidrel - BFN
    3/18 - TI with puregon & ovidrel - BFN 
    5/18 - TI with puregon  - BFN
    6/18 - IUI with puregon & ovidrel - BFN
    7/18 - IUI with puregon & ovidrel - First BFP ever! Beta 12dpIUI: 18, beta 14dpIUI: 48, beta 16dpIUI: 142, beta 23dpIUI: 4797.
    1st ultrasound @ 7 weeks: HB 145
    2nd ultrasound @ 9 weeks: HB 140
    EDD April 2/19


    kristimh80mag1cbeli3ver
  • @mayflower513 She said due to being over 35 and doing IVF, she'd do the referral. That probably wasn't really "high risk" per say, but sounded like she did it when she was pregnant as well after IVF. She's super nice, so think was doing it as a favor just for more screenings :) 
    TTC #1 since April 2015
    June 2016 - CP
    2017 - Medicated Cycles & IUI's
    IVF w/ PGS  - January 2018
    FET #1 - April 2018 - BFN
    ERA Cycle May / June 2018
    ERA Biopsy June 2018 ~ Results: receptive (no change)
    FET #2 - July 2018 - BFP <3 Beta #1 - 137 Beta #2 - 410
    U/S #1 7wk1d - HB 144 U/S #2 9w1d HB 166
    Anatomy Scan 1st 11/2/18 2nd AS 11/19
    EDD March 28, 2019
    Baby Girl born 3/26/19  <3



    mayflower513
  • @kristimh80 oh, being 35 at time of delivery def puts you in the high risk category.  So silly.  I’ll be 35 a month after a deliver but I’m not classified as high risk bc of that 1 month! My OB felt bad haha.
    Pregnancy TickerAbout me: *TW*

    Me: 34, DH: 38                                                                                                                                                                                
    TTC #1 June of 2014  9/14 BFP, baby boy EDD 5/18/15. Elias (Eli) born 5/13/15 7lb0oz, 19 inches.                                      
    Surprise BFP 10/15, live ectopic, lost ruptured tube on 11/5/15 at 8 weeks                                                                              
    Started TTC #2 2/16                                                                                                                                                                   
    HSG 1/18 after no BFPs- diagnosed w/ tubal infertility and referred to RE                                                                     
    3/28/18 remaining tube removed                                                                                                                                              
    IVF 5/18: 15 retrieved, 11 fertilized, 8 blasts -- (3) 4aa, (2) 5aa (2) 4ba frozen -- fresh transfer of 1 day-5 4aa blast, BFP, EDD 2/4/19

  • I am so bummed that we're losing some of our 1st tri-ers - but happy that @kristimh80 and @Drove2u are moving on. This weekly check-in is going to be lean!

    How far along are you? / EDD  
    8+2 , 4/20

    How are you feeling? Better! I am still nauseous but not to the point of throwing up anymore. I finally was able to stop the suppositories (yay!!), but the PIO injections are a bitch. Less than two weeks left!

    Any recent / upcoming appointments? US tomorrow! I am crippled with anxiety. I just keep telling myself that 'what will be will be'!

    Thoughts/Concerns? Questions: None that I can think of right now. I'm sure some will pop up throughout the week. 

    What's your main cravings lately?  Carbs - bagels, pizza, waffles, etc. It's really bad. I am hoping as I move closer to the 2nd tri I'll get some of my normal cravings back. 

    hitched 5/2009 -- Me 32, DH 37
    dx with POCS 7/2009
    TTC on & off since 1/2012
    September 2012; Surprise BFP - MC
    June - December 2013; Clomid/Femara + Trigger + TI = BFN x 4
    April - May 2016; Femara + TI = BFN x 2
    July 2016 - December 2016; Gonal-F + Ovidren + IUI = BFN x 3
    May 2018 - IVF #1; 8 snowbabies. transferred 1 embryo - CP
    August 2018 - FET #1 -- beta1 = 649, beta2 = 2724

    kristimh80mag1cbeli3ver
  • kristimh80kristimh80
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    edited September 2018
    @mayflower513 lol it's so crazy really to think about lol

    @madasm0530 Don't stress...your ultrasound tomorrow is going to go great! This is your 2nd one, right? And don't worry about us leaving....I know I'll still be chiming in and keeping up with you girls as well! In no time, you'll be in 2nd tri with us as well <3 
    TTC #1 since April 2015
    June 2016 - CP
    2017 - Medicated Cycles & IUI's
    IVF w/ PGS  - January 2018
    FET #1 - April 2018 - BFN
    ERA Cycle May / June 2018
    ERA Biopsy June 2018 ~ Results: receptive (no change)
    FET #2 - July 2018 - BFP <3 Beta #1 - 137 Beta #2 - 410
    U/S #1 7wk1d - HB 144 U/S #2 9w1d HB 166
    Anatomy Scan 1st 11/2/18 2nd AS 11/19
    EDD March 28, 2019
    Baby Girl born 3/26/19  <3



  • mbradfo2mbradfo2
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    @scikap
    I got these fried pickles at a steakhouse while I was pregnant and I thought they were the best thing ever. My husband was not as impressed so I think it was mostly pregnancy tastes! They were just so good and I had to eat all of them with the little ranch dipping sauce :smile:  It was at a Longhorn steakhouse so maybe they have one in your area? They still have them! I just didn't order them last time we went because I'm trying to get rid of baby weight now!

    @madasm0530
    I hope everything goes smoothly for you tomorrow; I remember all of those nerves. The most likely scenario is that everything is going to look great! You've come a long way! 
    ~~ 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!


    kristimh80
  • uterusdreamsuterusdreams
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    How far along are you? / EDD - 11 weeks, 4 days. EDD 3/29/18

    How are you feeling? I think I'm coming down with a cold, so that's annoying. But otherwise feeling pretty good, still queasy all throughout the day but it's not horrible.

    Any recent / upcoming appointments? Bloodwork on Thursday (NIPT). 

    Thoughts/Concerns? Questions: What are your go-to cold remedies when you're pregnant? It's been so long for me I can't even remember. I know I can Google but I figured I'd ask here, too. :smiley:

    What's your main cravings lately? Orange juice and pizza (but not together haha)

    @kristimh80 I'm jealous that you're done with PIO! My last injection will be this Saturday which I'm really excited for, but it's also terrifying kind of. 

    @madasm0530 Good luck with the ultrasound, keep us posted!!



       
    mag1cbeli3ver
  • @mbradfo2 Hmm fried pickles and ranch sound amazing!!

    @uterusdreams So interesting, we are exactly the same week and day along and my EDD is a day before yours. Not that the babies really ever mind those days! Hope you get ti feeling better! I'll post the list of meds below that was ok'd from my doctor to take during pregnancy. 
    Pregnancy meds:



    TTC #1 since April 2015
    June 2016 - CP
    2017 - Medicated Cycles & IUI's
    IVF w/ PGS  - January 2018
    FET #1 - April 2018 - BFN
    ERA Cycle May / June 2018
    ERA Biopsy June 2018 ~ Results: receptive (no change)
    FET #2 - July 2018 - BFP <3 Beta #1 - 137 Beta #2 - 410
    U/S #1 7wk1d - HB 144 U/S #2 9w1d HB 166
    Anatomy Scan 1st 11/2/18 2nd AS 11/19
    EDD March 28, 2019
    Baby Girl born 3/26/19  <3



  • Thanks ladies! My US is right away in the morning so I don't have to stress about it all day. The first ultrasound went great - everything was measuring right on track with a strong HB.

    @kristimh80 thanks for posting that meds list. Reminded me that I have a similar listing from my RE!

    hitched 5/2009 -- Me 32, DH 37
    dx with POCS 7/2009
    TTC on & off since 1/2012
    September 2012; Surprise BFP - MC
    June - December 2013; Clomid/Femara + Trigger + TI = BFN x 4
    April - May 2016; Femara + TI = BFN x 2
    July 2016 - December 2016; Gonal-F + Ovidren + IUI = BFN x 3
    May 2018 - IVF #1; 8 snowbabies. transferred 1 embryo - CP
    August 2018 - FET #1 -- beta1 = 649, beta2 = 2724

    kristimh80

  • How far along are you? 4 weeks 5 days / EDD May 15

    How are you feeling? Feeling okay— tired all the time and bouts of nausea here and there.  More anxious than anything. 

    Any recent / upcoming appointments? Had third beta today and came back at 241- that’s about a 37 hour doubling time.  U/S Friday to confirm that the gestational sac is in the uterus. 

    Thoughts/Concerns?  Questions:  nothing I can think of now- just in shock that I am finally in a good place with good results - so far anyway 

    What's your main cravings lately? No cravings lately- just hungry all the time 



    mbradfo2kristimh80
  • @madasm0530 good luck at your ultrasound tomorrow!!



    madasm0530
  • @bpietronicco How exciting!! I know you can't wait til Friday!
    TTC #1 since April 2015
    June 2016 - CP
    2017 - Medicated Cycles & IUI's
    IVF w/ PGS  - January 2018
    FET #1 - April 2018 - BFN
    ERA Cycle May / June 2018
    ERA Biopsy June 2018 ~ Results: receptive (no change)
    FET #2 - July 2018 - BFP <3 Beta #1 - 137 Beta #2 - 410
    U/S #1 7wk1d - HB 144 U/S #2 9w1d HB 166
    Anatomy Scan 1st 11/2/18 2nd AS 11/19
    EDD March 28, 2019
    Baby Girl born 3/26/19  <3



    bpietronicco
  • @mbradfo2 OMG that sounds amazing. Must find Longhorn steakhouse!!

    @madasm0530 GL at your U/S. This is a fun one - looks much more like a baby at this point :)

    @uterusdreams I had a bad cold while TTC and was avoiding the "good" cold stuff... I did a lot of hot water with lemon and ginger. I find just drinking something hot constantly keeps the congestion down somewhat. But it definitely sucks not to be able to take Nyquil at night! I'd also love to hear if others have good suggestions as I am very prone to head colds in the fall & winter

    @bpietronicco great beta results! Hope you have a great u/s on Friday!


    About me & TTC history in spoiler box:
    **CW: BFP**
    Age: 38 DH: 38 Together since 2000, Married August 2010, TTC since April 2016
    IF diagnoses: MFI (3% morphology) & LPD
    1/18 - IUI with puregon & ovidrel - BFN
    2/18 - IUI with puregon & ovidrel - BFN
    3/18 - TI with puregon & ovidrel - BFN 
    5/18 - TI with puregon  - BFN
    6/18 - IUI with puregon & ovidrel - BFN
    7/18 - IUI with puregon & ovidrel - First BFP ever! Beta 12dpIUI: 18, beta 14dpIUI: 48, beta 16dpIUI: 142, beta 23dpIUI: 4797.
    1st ultrasound @ 7 weeks: HB 145
    2nd ultrasound @ 9 weeks: HB 140
    EDD April 2/19


    bpietroniccomadasm0530
  • 50Wife50Wife
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    edited September 2018
    @Drove2u Good luck at your appt!!
    @kristimh80 High five to being done meds!!!  Do you notice a change in how you're feeling (aside from the bloat)
    @scikap Good luck at your appt too!!
    @madasm0530 One step closer to being done meds!!! Good luck at your appt today! Hope it went/goes well!!
    @uterusdreams Ah I hope you're feeling better or can find some meds that work for you!! Sucks to be feeling crappy on top of already feeling crappy.
    @bpietronicco Glad your numbers look so good!! Good luck at your appt!

    How far along are you? / EDD 9w5d - 4/11

    How are you feeling? Still pretty crappy in the AM and PM

    Any recent / upcoming appointments?  Had my weekly appt yesterday.  Our u/s tech always pops it into 3D and I just can't believe it - we could see his ears, his little arms were covering his face already. Like guys - they look like babies already!! I can't believe it.
    We are cutting a dose of estrace and my suppositories. I'm at once a day for each now! I think next week I'll go to EOD on the suppositories just until I run out (I have about 10 left).  I'm hoping I'll feel even just a little bit better without all of the extra hormones in my system. Wishful thinking maybe?

    Thoughts/Concerns? Questions:

    What's your main cravings lately? Anything carbs!!!  I have like a weird taste in my mouth so I swear I just keep eating and snacking so I don't taste it. Not sure if it's from meds or what. I need to just stock up on gum or hard candy.


    Editing to add one of our 3D pictures because I literally can’t stop looking. I can’t believe how he’s looking already 



    kristimh80darkstar42
  • Appointment done and I've officially graduated from my RE. The little nugget was measuring one day ahead of schedule with a HB of 176.

    I was weirdly emotional leaving the appointment because I've been with these nurses for 4+ years between IUI, IVF, FET, etc. and now we're done. Definitely happy, but you guys get it.

    hitched 5/2009 -- Me 32, DH 37
    dx with POCS 7/2009
    TTC on & off since 1/2012
    September 2012; Surprise BFP - MC
    June - December 2013; Clomid/Femara + Trigger + TI = BFN x 4
    April - May 2016; Femara + TI = BFN x 2
    July 2016 - December 2016; Gonal-F + Ovidren + IUI = BFN x 3
    May 2018 - IVF #1; 8 snowbabies. transferred 1 embryo - CP
    August 2018 - FET #1 -- beta1 = 649, beta2 = 2724

    bpietronicco
  • @madasm0530 Yay!!
    I'm already sad to leave my RE in a few weeks!
    madasm0530
  • ***lurking from 2nd tri***

    @50Wife The taste in your mouth is pregnancy-related, unfortunately. It can be either metallic or like a sour, gross, want to constantly brush your tongue taste. I've had it with all my pregnancies. Carbs and sweets can actually make it worse, so if you can stomach protein and veggies, that will help. It's a stomach pH thing from what I've been told. I brushed my teeth like 4 times a day and rotated gum flavours often. You can also do a baking soda rinse to try to neutralize the low pH in your mouth. I would take the nausea and vomiting any day over the sour mouth taste. It was by far the symptom that pushed me over the edge the most and on multiple occasions. It should get better after 1st tri but can sometimes linger. I'm 23 weeks and still get it some days.
    Me: 35 I DH: 38
    *TW loss and children mentioned*
    DD:2006 | Dx: Unexplained Secondary Infertility | DS: 2011

    TFAS since 2012

    Oct 16: Spontaneous BFP | m/c @ 9w1d (massive SCH) | D&C
    Apr 17: IUI #1 = BFN
    May 17: IUI #2 = BFN
    Jun 17: IUI #3 = Late BFP (18 DPO) | NMC 17Jul17 @ ~6w
    Aug 17: IUI #4 = Cancelled due to premature ovulation | TI = BFN
    Sep 17: IUI #5 = Cancelled due to overstimulation (10+ follies)
    Nov 17: IVF #1 = Cancelled due to non-IF related health issue | TI = BFN
    Dec 17: IVF #1 = Puregon 200, Menopur 75, Orgalutran, Suprefact trigger due to OHSS risk | 22R, 18M, 16F, 10B frozen  
    Feb 18: FET #1 (medicated) = BFN
    Mar 18: FET #2 (natural cycle) = CP (beta 1: 54; beta 2: 0)
    Apr 18: FET #3 (natural cycle) = cancelled due to missed ovulation
    Apr 18: FET #3 (natural cycle) = BFP! Beta 1: 201  Beta 2: 585 Beta 3: 3254 Beta 4: 9715 U/S 19May - one bean measuring on track with a HB of 125!
    EDD: 07Jan2019 Team Green
    My Rainbow Baby Boy born 03Jan2019 <3 

  • @tosh24 Ugh thanks girl! It's gross and I constantly want to eat or drink something other than water to make it go away. I'll keep that in mind about carbs making it worse though - just tough because it's hard to stomach protein and veggies right now...but honestly the taste in my mouth almost adds to my nausea so I might force down more veggies and protein.  Hopefully yours goes away fully soon!!
    tosh24mayflower513kristimh80
  • kristimh80kristimh80
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    @50wife I feel more "myself" now being off meds. Though the bathroom fun stuff is just as bad or not worse! Only good thing is I know my body's progesterone is working  :s I'm on carfb overload too! Nothing else sounds appealing. I LOVE your ultrasound photos !!
    TTC #1 since April 2015
    June 2016 - CP
    2017 - Medicated Cycles & IUI's
    IVF w/ PGS  - January 2018
    FET #1 - April 2018 - BFN
    ERA Cycle May / June 2018
    ERA Biopsy June 2018 ~ Results: receptive (no change)
    FET #2 - July 2018 - BFP <3 Beta #1 - 137 Beta #2 - 410
    U/S #1 7wk1d - HB 144 U/S #2 9w1d HB 166
    Anatomy Scan 1st 11/2/18 2nd AS 11/19
    EDD March 28, 2019
    Baby Girl born 3/26/19  <3



    50Wife
  • How far along are you? / EDD 6w3d / May 4th

    How are you feeling? Tired...pretty nauseous in the mornings...and so so so hungry!

    Any recent / upcoming appointments?  Just had an appointment / ultrasound today where we saw little one's heart flickering! We had a subchorionic hemorrhage diagnosed last week, but it seems to be stable now on us.

    Thoughts/Concerns? Questions:

    What's your main cravings lately? McDonalds Hamburgers! Super weird, I know, but I tried Burger King and it just didn't hit the spot. I don't think I've had McDonalds hamburgers since I was getting happy meals as a kid!

    Married 07/2006, TTC since 2010
    08/2011: Clomid 50mg, IUI --> BFN  ,
    10/2011: Clomid 100mg, IUI --> BFN

    04/13: Clomid, IUI BFP --> MC at 6w1d
    05/13: Femara 2.5mg, IUI --> BFN  , 08/13: Femara 2.5mg --> BFN
    03/14: Femara 5mg, IUI --> 1 follicle @ 27d --> BFP! EDD 12/02/14--> blighted ovum, missed MC 6w6d --> D&C
    4/23: D&C...starting over again, with a little part of my heart broken off
    5/31: Femara 7.5mg --> cancelled cycle, no follies
    7/14: Femara 5mg + brevelle + menopur + IUI --> converted to IVF, ER 7/28 --> ET cancelled due to severe OHSS.
    9/20/14:  Frozen Embryo Transfer --> BFP--> EDD 6/6/15 --> MC at 5w3d 
     
    10/16/14: Frozen Embryo Transfer --> BFN
    2/6/15: Frozen Embryo Transfer --> BFP --> MC at 5w4d
    3/20/16: PGS-tested Frozen Embryo Transfer --> BFP, Living Child born 12/1/15
    6/6/17: Fresh IVF Cycle --> Severe OHSS, 5 PGS-tested embryos frozen
    2/23/18: PGS-tested FET --> BFN
    3/30/18: Cancelled cycle due to lining 4.2mm
    6/21/18: PGS-tested FET --> BFN
    kristimh80
  • How far along are you? / EDD   5 weeks exactly

    How are you feeling? normal, except my chest seems huge and a bit sore.  And I haven't been sleeping well - keep waking up too early, having trouble falling asleep, hot/cold at night.

    Any recent / upcoming appointments? Monday will be our first US to check that everything is where it's supposed to be

    Thoughts/Concerns? Questions: I know other people have posted about it too, but it's so weird that when it's time to stop the hormones, you stop cold turkey.  My RE said to stop at 9 weeks, so counting down - 4 more to go!

    What's your main cravings lately?  Nothing noticeable yet - trying to enjoy everything while I still feel good.


    kristimh80
  • How far along are you? / EDD  12 weeks EDD 3/27

    How are you feeling?  Feeling pretty good aside from the extreme bloating.  *TMI* Sometimes the bloating is so intense, I have bad stomach cramps.  Been taking metamucil every day.  Constipation is a real struggle! 

    Any recent / upcoming appointments?  Nuchal translucency test and genetic counseling on 9/18 

    Thoughts/Concerns? Questions: Nothing so far.  Just excited to see baby again on the US. 

    What's your main cravings lately?  Mangos and hawaiian rolls hehe
    TTC since June 2016
    Natural BD for 1 year with OPK tracking - BFN
    Clomid June/July 2017 - BFN
    Unmedicated IUI January 2018 - BFN
    Femara & IUI March 2018 - BFN
    Started IVF March 2018 - 2 weeks BCP + Antagonist protocol (Gonal-F, Menopur, Cetrotide, Lupron trigger) + stimmed for 9 days
    Egg Retrieval 4.25.18 - 12 eggs, 9 mature, 9 fertilized with ICSI, 7 blasts (AA & AB graded), 6 PGS normal!
    FET #1 1 PGS normal embryo May 2018 - BFN
    FET #2 1 PGS normal July 2018 - BFP! beta #1 108 9dpt 7.18.18, beta #2 273 11dpt 7.20.18. EDD 3/27/18


    kristimh80
  • @emerald99
    Some people have tapered off with approval from their RE because they were nervous about stopping everything cold. I didn't myself -- stopped the estrogen patches around 10 weeks and then PIO at 12 weeks, both cold turkey - and everything was fine. I was super nervous about it though! Your placenta should be taking over at that point and providing all the hormones you need. What I found helpful was to stop around the time of my first OB appt so I could get a reassuring scan that all was well.


    ~~ 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!


    kristimh80
  • @emerald99 My RE weaned me off meds the last week or 2. Finally 100% done at week 11. It was nice, but I was SO over them by that time! She did blood work twice to check my levels, etc. Same day I stopped was my 1st OB appt, so helped with reassurance. 
    TTC #1 since April 2015
    June 2016 - CP
    2017 - Medicated Cycles & IUI's
    IVF w/ PGS  - January 2018
    FET #1 - April 2018 - BFN
    ERA Cycle May / June 2018
    ERA Biopsy June 2018 ~ Results: receptive (no change)
    FET #2 - July 2018 - BFP <3 Beta #1 - 137 Beta #2 - 410
    U/S #1 7wk1d - HB 144 U/S #2 9w1d HB 166
    Anatomy Scan 1st 11/2/18 2nd AS 11/19
    EDD March 28, 2019
    Baby Girl born 3/26/19  <3



  • @emerald99 I stopped PIO during my 9th week. Since then I've dropped my estrace and progesterone suppositories gradually. I was 3 times a day for estrace, dropped to twice a day for a week and this week (10w today) I'm down to once a day on estrace and I'll be starting EOD with my suppositories tonight.  From my phone call with my NP, seems I wouldn't really need any progesterone at this point, but since I have some left, she's just having me do EOD until they're gone.  I should be off all meds by 11 or 12 weeks and I can't wait!!
  • Had my first ob appt appt and didn’t even get an ultrasound. So annoyed. The tech was at lunch. I’m like are you kidding me? The entire appt was 2 hours!! But I did hear heartbeat on Doppler so there was some reassurance. And I got blood tests for abnormalities so waiting for those results now. 
    50Wife
  • @Drove2u that’s disappointing.  At least you’ve been had an us at the RE, right?  And Doppler is definitely reassuring!  Did they say you could come back for an ultrasound?
    Pregnancy TickerAbout me: *TW*

    Me: 34, DH: 38                                                                                                                                                                                
    TTC #1 June of 2014  9/14 BFP, baby boy EDD 5/18/15. Elias (Eli) born 5/13/15 7lb0oz, 19 inches.                                      
    Surprise BFP 10/15, live ectopic, lost ruptured tube on 11/5/15 at 8 weeks                                                                              
    Started TTC #2 2/16                                                                                                                                                                   
    HSG 1/18 after no BFPs- diagnosed w/ tubal infertility and referred to RE                                                                     
    3/28/18 remaining tube removed                                                                                                                                              
    IVF 5/18: 15 retrieved, 11 fertilized, 8 blasts -- (3) 4aa, (2) 5aa (2) 4ba frozen -- fresh transfer of 1 day-5 4aa blast, BFP, EDD 2/4/19

  • @mayflower513 the whole thing was very frustrating. I had an us with RE at 8 weeks. I’m now 13. At obgyn they told me I need an ultrasound between 10-13 weeks. I’m like ummmm ok well I’m here. They’re like we don’t have any appts open. So I’m like ok well I’m schedule it when I come back in 3 weeks for my next appt. they tell me that’s too late. Lol. So now I have to go back next Friday just for ultrasound and then two weeks after for my reg appt. 
  • @Drove2u
    Ugh, welcome to being at the regular OB.... >.>  I sorta wish you could just stick with RE for the whole pregnancy!
    ~~ 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!


  • @drove2u Ugh, that's super annoying! They should have scheduled that with your appointment in the 1st place. Least next week will be here soon!! I told my RE that if my OB didn't give me enough of them, I'd be calling lol
    TTC #1 since April 2015
    June 2016 - CP
    2017 - Medicated Cycles & IUI's
    IVF w/ PGS  - January 2018
    FET #1 - April 2018 - BFN
    ERA Cycle May / June 2018
    ERA Biopsy June 2018 ~ Results: receptive (no change)
    FET #2 - July 2018 - BFP <3 Beta #1 - 137 Beta #2 - 410
    U/S #1 7wk1d - HB 144 U/S #2 9w1d HB 166
    Anatomy Scan 1st 11/2/18 2nd AS 11/19
    EDD March 28, 2019
    Baby Girl born 3/26/19  <3



  • Had an ultrasound today at 5weeks 2 days and gestational sac is in the right place and they could even see the start of the yolk sac- I go back in on the 24th for my next u/s and we should see a heartbeat then- I agree with all of you- I would love to stay with my RE.  



    tosh24MSU_Girl1202kristimh80
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