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3rd Trimester Check-in | w/o Oct. 8th

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

  • How far along? EDD?
  • How is everyone feeling this week? 
  • Any upcoming appointments? 
  • GTKY: Tell us something random/unique about yourself that you haven't shared yet!
  • Don't forget about HDBD or PIP your nursery!

If you're just joining us please post a: 
  • Mini synopsis in your first post with your EDD
  • How many babies you are pregnant with
  • If you know the gender(s)
  • How you have been feeling in your 3rd tri
Please let us know if you need to be added to the list below:
@klyn7 EDD 10/6/18 team green
@wildrainbow EDD 11/11 Eviction Date 10/22 for this little boy!
@mag1cbeli3ver EDD12/1 with a little boy!
@Joslynj11 EDD12/1 B/G Twins!
@prudence9-2 EDD 12/6 with a little boy!
@Ilky EDD 12/12 with a little boy!
@DecemberDoll27 EDD 12/15 with a little boy!
@artemis618 EDD 12/21 with a little girl!
Pregnancy TickerMe: 33, DH: 41
Started IF Feb. 2014
PCOS & MFI (low sperm count and motility)
3 Femara cycles w/natural intercourse over summer 2014, BFN
1 Clomid cycle w/natural intercourse Nov. 2014, BFN
IUI March 2015, BFN
IUI June 2015, BFN
IUI Oct. 2015, BFN
IVF Oct. 2016, fresh transfer, 2 day-3 embryos, BFN; nothing to freeze
IVF Nov. 2017, fresh transfer, 2 day-5 blasts, BFP; ectopic; 1 blast frozen
FET March 2018, 1 day-5 blast, BFP!
Babysizer Geeky Pregnancy Tracker



Re: 3rd Trimester Check-in | w/o Oct. 8th

  • Hello beautiful ladies!

    • How far along? EDD? 30w5d
    • How is everyone feeling this week? Not so amazing. Ca't sleep, can't get comfortable and everything hurts (mainly upper back and left side when I sleep that way). I'm so tired today :( The baby keeps changing his position. Last week the high risk doctor saw him on my right side head down and said he wont change his position for the rest of the pregnancy! So wrong! My baby has just too much curiosity in his little soul he cant settle down haha. He changed his position literally the same night. I think he was transverse but now I think he changed again to left side, but cant tell if his head is down or up! So hard to tell where his limbs are! I envy people who can bell map. 
    • Any upcoming appointments? Not until two weeks later
    • GTKY: Tell us something random/unique about yourself that you haven't shared yet! I love traveling and have an instagram account where I share the pics of places I've been to. I have about 1500 followers :)

    Me: 34 DH: 34
    TTC #1 since May 2015
    Feb 2017 - IUI#1 = BFN
    Mar 2017 - one large cycts - benched
    Apr 2017 - IUI#2 = BFN
    May 2017 - IUI#3 = BFN
    September 2017 - 1st IVF = cancelled high FSH low count
    October 2017 - 2ndIVF = failed (poor repsonder)
    November 2017 - 3rd IVF = cancelled high FSH low count
    February 2018 - 4 IVF  3PGS tested embryos 
    March 2018 - FET on 3/26 - BFP - EDD 12/12


    mag1cbeli3verwildrainbowBusinessWife
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  • @mag1cbeli3ver I want to get my pics taken too, but every place I checked are charging over $1K all the way to $2-3K, for maternity pics!!! It's crazy expensive here :/
    Me: 34 DH: 34
    TTC #1 since May 2015
    Feb 2017 - IUI#1 = BFN
    Mar 2017 - one large cycts - benched
    Apr 2017 - IUI#2 = BFN
    May 2017 - IUI#3 = BFN
    September 2017 - 1st IVF = cancelled high FSH low count
    October 2017 - 2ndIVF = failed (poor repsonder)
    November 2017 - 3rd IVF = cancelled high FSH low count
    February 2018 - 4 IVF  3PGS tested embryos 
    March 2018 - FET on 3/26 - BFP - EDD 12/12


    BusinessWife
  • @Ilky :astonished: wow! We have a 1-hour shoot and it's $100. We don't get any prints with it, but we get a flash drive with the proofs. She is an up-and-coming photographer, so she was a lot cheaper than others in our area. I first tried the person my brother and SIL used for their shoot, and she wanted $300 for a 1/2 hour, with only 6 proofs. Um, no thanks!!
    Pregnancy TickerMe: 33, DH: 41
    Started IF Feb. 2014
    PCOS & MFI (low sperm count and motility)
    3 Femara cycles w/natural intercourse over summer 2014, BFN
    1 Clomid cycle w/natural intercourse Nov. 2014, BFN
    IUI March 2015, BFN
    IUI June 2015, BFN
    IUI Oct. 2015, BFN
    IVF Oct. 2016, fresh transfer, 2 day-3 embryos, BFN; nothing to freeze
    IVF Nov. 2017, fresh transfer, 2 day-5 blasts, BFP; ectopic; 1 blast frozen
    FET March 2018, 1 day-5 blast, BFP!
    Babysizer Geeky Pregnancy Tracker



    BusinessWife
    • How far along? EDD?
    29w3d - EDD 12/21
    • How is everyone feeling this week? 
    I’m still mostly okay, but I know that won’t last too much longer, so just trying to enjoy for now.
    • Any upcoming appointments? 
    30 week scan with MFM on Thursday (at 29w6d).  Curious to see how baby’s doing since we haven’t had a good peek since 20 weeks (not counting fetal echo at 22 weeks, which focused on her heart).
    • GTKY: Tell us something random/unique about yourself that you haven't shared yet!
    I apologize I can’t remember what I’ve shared where.  I’m a relatively new private pilot (got my certificate in 2014 - also got into it - though a bit later than intended - because of my dad), but have been on hiatus since getting engaged, married, pregnant, then *TW* not pregnant, then the many IVF cycles to try to get and stay pregnant again.  I hope to get back to it eventually but for now it’s just been a little xplane flying here and there.

    Also, I have a twin brother.
    • Don't forget about HDBD or PIP your nursery!
    One of these days I’ll have something to share here...
    About me:
    ***TW***
    Married 6/18/16 (Me 41.5, DH 44), prepping to TTC #2
    Natural BFP 8/10/16 --> mc our NIPT-normal little girl at 11w5d on 10/1/16 :(
    As of 12/2016:  AMH 1.42, FSH 6.1, AFC ~10
    Self-benched Nov-Dec 2016 for
    IVF #1 Jan-Feb 2017 (OCP, testosterone primed antagonist w/HGH - ER 2/2/17 - 12R, 7M ICSI'd, 3F, 0B)
    IVF #2 Mar-Apr 2017 (testosterone primed agonist/luteal lupron w/HGH - ER 4/8/17 - 10R, 8M, 8F, 5B, 1 PGS normal)
    IVF #3 May-Jun 2017 (testosterone primed agonist/luteal lupron w/HGH - ER 6/4/17 - 14R, 5F, 3B, 0 normal)
    **New RE**
    IVF #4 Sept 2017 (natural start microdose lupron flare w/HGH - ER 9/28/17 - 33R, 18F, 10B, 4 PGS normals!)
    FET #1 (medicated) of one PGS normal XX 11/2/17 - Beta #1 11/11/17 (153), Beta #2 11/13/17 (324), mc at 5w1d on 11/19/17 :(
    IVF #5 Dec 2017 - Insemination of 9 frozen eggs from 2012 (8F, 1B, 0 normal)
    Jan 2018 - Natural cycle ERA (normal/receptive) & stimming for
    IVF #6 Jan-Feb 2018 (natural start microdose lupron flare w/HGH - ER 2/3/18 - 17R, 6M, 4F, 0 blasts)
    IVF #7 Feb 2018 (natural start microdose lupron flare w/HGH - ER 2/26/18 - 19R, 9M, 9F, 4B, 2 PGS normals)
    FET #2 (natural cycle w/o trigger, w/P4 support) of one PGS normal XX 4/5/18 - Beta #1 4/14/18 (67), Beta #2 4/16/18 (231)
    Rainbow baby girl born 12/16/2018 (via c-section, induced at 39 weeks)

    Lilypie Pregnancy tickers Pregnancy Ticker


    mag1cbeli3verwildrainbowBusinessWife
  • @artemis618 so cool you can fly a plane! I wish I could do that too!  :# Don't worry once you have your precious baby in your arms and once everything settles into a nice routine, you will hopefully get a chance to fly!
    Me: 34 DH: 34
    TTC #1 since May 2015
    Feb 2017 - IUI#1 = BFN
    Mar 2017 - one large cycts - benched
    Apr 2017 - IUI#2 = BFN
    May 2017 - IUI#3 = BFN
    September 2017 - 1st IVF = cancelled high FSH low count
    October 2017 - 2ndIVF = failed (poor repsonder)
    November 2017 - 3rd IVF = cancelled high FSH low count
    February 2018 - 4 IVF  3PGS tested embryos 
    March 2018 - FET on 3/26 - BFP - EDD 12/12


    artemis618BusinessWife
  • @Ilky What is your favorite place you've traveled to? And 1500 IG followers - that's impressive!
    Pregnancy TickerMe: 33, DH: 41
    Started IF Feb. 2014
    PCOS & MFI (low sperm count and motility)
    3 Femara cycles w/natural intercourse over summer 2014, BFN
    1 Clomid cycle w/natural intercourse Nov. 2014, BFN
    IUI March 2015, BFN
    IUI June 2015, BFN
    IUI Oct. 2015, BFN
    IVF Oct. 2016, fresh transfer, 2 day-3 embryos, BFN; nothing to freeze
    IVF Nov. 2017, fresh transfer, 2 day-5 blasts, BFP; ectopic; 1 blast frozen
    FET March 2018, 1 day-5 blast, BFP!
    Babysizer Geeky Pregnancy Tracker



    artemis618BusinessWife
  • Hey y'all, still here!

    35+1 today. Which means, this is my last week being pregnant!d I won't lie, I'm so ready to be done. Between the contractions, back pain, and baby so low, I swear he's going to fall out, it's time. 

    Two appointments this week on Tuesday and Thursday. NSTs and u/s. I will get my c section date on Tuesday and then I will begin my official countdown to meet this little man. 

    GTKY: I sang opera in college. I still sing a lot, but I'm nowhere near where I used to be, but my toddler loves it. 
    mag1cbeli3verartemis618BusinessWife
  • @mag1cbeli3ver I love Italy (aside from my native country - Turkey :)) I like to retire there some day ahaha

    @wildrainbow OMG! I can't believe its already here! So exciting. Everything will go perfectly and you'll have your sweet boy in your arms very soon  <3
    Me: 34 DH: 34
    TTC #1 since May 2015
    Feb 2017 - IUI#1 = BFN
    Mar 2017 - one large cycts - benched
    Apr 2017 - IUI#2 = BFN
    May 2017 - IUI#3 = BFN
    September 2017 - 1st IVF = cancelled high FSH low count
    October 2017 - 2ndIVF = failed (poor repsonder)
    November 2017 - 3rd IVF = cancelled high FSH low count
    February 2018 - 4 IVF  3PGS tested embryos 
    March 2018 - FET on 3/26 - BFP - EDD 12/12


    wildrainbowmag1cbeli3verHopeful_momBusinessWife
  • @wildrainbow Ahhhh - Baby is almost here! I hope this week goes really well and I can't wait to hear updates on progress for both of you!
    Pregnancy TickerMe: 33, DH: 41
    Started IF Feb. 2014
    PCOS & MFI (low sperm count and motility)
    3 Femara cycles w/natural intercourse over summer 2014, BFN
    1 Clomid cycle w/natural intercourse Nov. 2014, BFN
    IUI March 2015, BFN
    IUI June 2015, BFN
    IUI Oct. 2015, BFN
    IVF Oct. 2016, fresh transfer, 2 day-3 embryos, BFN; nothing to freeze
    IVF Nov. 2017, fresh transfer, 2 day-5 blasts, BFP; ectopic; 1 blast frozen
    FET March 2018, 1 day-5 blast, BFP!
    Babysizer Geeky Pregnancy Tracker



    wildrainbowBusinessWife
  • Nice bump @Joslynj11

    • How far along? EDD?
    31w 6d
    • How is everyone feeling this week? 
    I’m feeling fine. Sleep is terrible but I guess that’s expected. My blood sugar numbers have been much better this week after we raised the insulin dosages by a lot last week. 
    • Any upcoming appointments? 
    As of Monday this week I’ll be having 2 NST every week. 

    Tomorrow, other than the NST I will also have a 32w scan. And they also agreed that I see a high risk dr as I haven’t gained any weight in 4 weeks!!! The last 4 weeks were tough with the GD and I was feeling hungry at times as I didn’t eat as much as I wanted. But I do feel the baby. So I’m not too worried about him. As one high risk dr told me few months ago: the baby is like a parasite, they will get all the food and nutrition they need. 
    • GTKY: Tell us something random/unique about yourself that you haven't shared yet!
    I’m a big classic rock fan. And will fly all over the country/world for a good concert by one of my faves. 
    • Don't forget about HDBD or PIP your nursery!
    TTC history in spoiler box:
    Me: 42, single
    Hysteroscopy: 2013
    IUI #1-2: 2013 BFN
    Surgery 10/2015: Planned to start trying again but had a surgery. (Not related to fertility)
    Surgery 5/2016: Planned to start trying again but had another surgery. (Not related to fertility)
    IUI  #3-5 (with Clomid): summer 2016 BFN
    IVF #1: 11/2016. 30R; 21M; 20F; 8B (6 day5 & 2 day6); 4 normal after PGS
    Medicated FET #1: 1/31/2017 transferred 1 embryo 3AA. BFP. Embryo stopped growing at 6w 1d. MUA at 9w 3d.
    Medicated FET #2June 2017 - cancelled...
    Hysteroscopy #2: June 2017
    Medicated FET #2: 8/7/2017 transferred 1 embryo 5BB. BFP. Ended in CP.
    Medicated FET #3: 10/11/2017 transferred 1 embryo 3AA. BFN
    ERA: December 2017 - need an extra 12 hours of PIO
    Medicated FET #4: 1/24/2018 transferred 1 embryo 4AA. BFN
    Out of embryos.  :'(
    IVF #2: 03/2018.

    mag1cbeli3verwildrainbowBusinessWife
  • @Joslynj11 You look beautiful! Do you have an expected delivery date for your twins - I know they usually don't let twins go the full 40 weeks? You've go to be getting close!

    @prudence9-2 So glad your GD numbers are looking better! That's awesome! Did something happen to where you have to start doing the NST twice a week? Have fun seeing baby at your scan tomorrow!!
    Pregnancy TickerMe: 33, DH: 41
    Started IF Feb. 2014
    PCOS & MFI (low sperm count and motility)
    3 Femara cycles w/natural intercourse over summer 2014, BFN
    1 Clomid cycle w/natural intercourse Nov. 2014, BFN
    IUI March 2015, BFN
    IUI June 2015, BFN
    IUI Oct. 2015, BFN
    IVF Oct. 2016, fresh transfer, 2 day-3 embryos, BFN; nothing to freeze
    IVF Nov. 2017, fresh transfer, 2 day-5 blasts, BFP; ectopic; 1 blast frozen
    FET March 2018, 1 day-5 blast, BFP!
    Babysizer Geeky Pregnancy Tracker



  • @mag1cbeli3ver I have to get the tests twice a week because I’m insulin dependent due to the GD. 
    TTC history in spoiler box:
    Me: 42, single
    Hysteroscopy: 2013
    IUI #1-2: 2013 BFN
    Surgery 10/2015: Planned to start trying again but had a surgery. (Not related to fertility)
    Surgery 5/2016: Planned to start trying again but had another surgery. (Not related to fertility)
    IUI  #3-5 (with Clomid): summer 2016 BFN
    IVF #1: 11/2016. 30R; 21M; 20F; 8B (6 day5 & 2 day6); 4 normal after PGS
    Medicated FET #1: 1/31/2017 transferred 1 embryo 3AA. BFP. Embryo stopped growing at 6w 1d. MUA at 9w 3d.
    Medicated FET #2June 2017 - cancelled...
    Hysteroscopy #2: June 2017
    Medicated FET #2: 8/7/2017 transferred 1 embryo 5BB. BFP. Ended in CP.
    Medicated FET #3: 10/11/2017 transferred 1 embryo 3AA. BFN
    ERA: December 2017 - need an extra 12 hours of PIO
    Medicated FET #4: 1/24/2018 transferred 1 embryo 4AA. BFN
    Out of embryos.  :'(
    IVF #2: 03/2018.

  • @prudence9-2 Thanks mama!! I am glad that your numbers are more on track this week!! I love to listen to rock too, what concerts have you traveled for most recently??

    @mag1cbeli3ver Thank you too! I feel massive haha, they won't let me go past 38 weeks really. So in my perfect master plan universe of pregnancy I am hoping to make it to 11/19 so my ML will still be in place in Feb when its times to travel to my older brother's wedding. Cross your fingers for me haha

    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*


  • @prudence9-2 Got it!
    @Joslynj11 I will definitely keep all my fingers crossed for you! That's only 5 1/2 weeks away :flushed: wowzers!!
    Pregnancy TickerMe: 33, DH: 41
    Started IF Feb. 2014
    PCOS & MFI (low sperm count and motility)
    3 Femara cycles w/natural intercourse over summer 2014, BFN
    1 Clomid cycle w/natural intercourse Nov. 2014, BFN
    IUI March 2015, BFN
    IUI June 2015, BFN
    IUI Oct. 2015, BFN
    IVF Oct. 2016, fresh transfer, 2 day-3 embryos, BFN; nothing to freeze
    IVF Nov. 2017, fresh transfer, 2 day-5 blasts, BFP; ectopic; 1 blast frozen
    FET March 2018, 1 day-5 blast, BFP!
    Babysizer Geeky Pregnancy Tracker



    Joslynj11
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    @joslynj11- love the bump pic! Those twins are growing and its just so adorable!! I hope you can make it until 11/19 too!!

    @prudence9-2 - So glad your numbers were better this week and hopefully that means you can eat more so you aren't hungry! That must be so horrible while being pregnant :(
    History in Spoiler

    Age: 30 (same with DH). Together since 2006, Married June 2013 and TTC since August 2015
    Diagnosis: Mild Endo, DOR (AMH of 1.5), Poor Quality Eggs/embryos, Displaced Window of Implantation (ERA Post Receptive)
    March-May 2016: 1 TI and 2 IUIs- BFN 
    June 2016- Laproscopy- found/removed mild endo and confirmed only 1 normal healthy ovary.
    August 2016- IVF #1 with Antagonist Protocol- Cancelled (2 lead follies), converted to IUI- BFN
    Oct-Nov 2016- IVF #2 with Estrogen Priming Micro Lupron Protocol, 2 eggs retrieved, day 3 transfer of 1- BFN
    January 2017- New RE, IVF#3 with Estrogen Priming Antagonist Protocol, 12 eggs, 8 mature, 6 fertilized, 2 day 5 early blasts transferred (none to freeze :(), BFN
    May 2017- Sept 2017- Starting Donor Egg process! Waiting for donor to be available... and then she is pregnant at baseline :(
    Oct 2017- Donor #2: 25R, 22M,18F, 12 blasts frozen! Fresh transfer cancelled due to thin lining with fluid :(
    Nov 2017- Hysterscopy to remove polyp
    Dec 2017- DE FET #1 on 12/8 on 2 perfect blasts- BFN and devastated
    Jan-Mar 2018- ERA #1- Post receptive by 24 hours, ERA #2 RECEPTIVE with 4 days of Progesterone
    Apr 2018- DE FET cancelled for lining issues :(
    Jun 2018- DE FET #2 of two 1AA blasts- first BFP ever! Beta 10dp5dt- 378, Beta 14dp5dt- 2840, Beta 16dp5dt- 4035, beta 18dp5dt- 10916. Due on 2/20 with one baby after a vanishing twin
    Joslynj11
  • @Joslynj11 omg u r too cute!!! Still can’t believe ur already 32wks so crazy! So happy for u!! How’s big sister doing?  So many under 2 hope you’ll have some extra hands helping u!!! Big hugs!  <3
    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!

  • @Joslynj11 most recently I traveled to see Paul McCartney and before than traveled to see ELO. 

    @JamieH2000  I still don’t feel safe to increase much what I eat. I might need them to increase it a little more. How are you doing??
    TTC history in spoiler box:
    Me: 42, single
    Hysteroscopy: 2013
    IUI #1-2: 2013 BFN
    Surgery 10/2015: Planned to start trying again but had a surgery. (Not related to fertility)
    Surgery 5/2016: Planned to start trying again but had another surgery. (Not related to fertility)
    IUI  #3-5 (with Clomid): summer 2016 BFN
    IVF #1: 11/2016. 30R; 21M; 20F; 8B (6 day5 & 2 day6); 4 normal after PGS
    Medicated FET #1: 1/31/2017 transferred 1 embryo 3AA. BFP. Embryo stopped growing at 6w 1d. MUA at 9w 3d.
    Medicated FET #2June 2017 - cancelled...
    Hysteroscopy #2: June 2017
    Medicated FET #2: 8/7/2017 transferred 1 embryo 5BB. BFP. Ended in CP.
    Medicated FET #3: 10/11/2017 transferred 1 embryo 3AA. BFN
    ERA: December 2017 - need an extra 12 hours of PIO
    Medicated FET #4: 1/24/2018 transferred 1 embryo 4AA. BFN
    Out of embryos.  :'(
    IVF #2: 03/2018.

  • @wildrainbow I sing as well!  Not as much as I used to, but I would live to go back to seeing my former teacher again, now that LO is here.  I don't think I knew that about you! ;)  where did you go to school?

    @artemis618. That's so cool! I got DH a flight lesson for his birthday, and now he's obsessed!  How long did it take you to get your license?
    Me: 35 | DH: 42 ~ TTC May 2015 thru Dec 2017
    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 little miracle is finally here!


    wildrainbowartemis618mag1cbeli3ver
  • @wildrainbow good luck with everything. Super exciting you'll be holding your baby in your arms in less than a week :) 
    Me: 34 DH: 34
    TTC #1 since May 2015
    Feb 2017 - IUI#1 = BFN
    Mar 2017 - one large cycts - benched
    Apr 2017 - IUI#2 = BFN
    May 2017 - IUI#3 = BFN
    September 2017 - 1st IVF = cancelled high FSH low count
    October 2017 - 2ndIVF = failed (poor repsonder)
    November 2017 - 3rd IVF = cancelled high FSH low count
    February 2018 - 4 IVF  3PGS tested embryos 
    March 2018 - FET on 3/26 - BFP - EDD 12/12


    wildrainbowBusinessWife
  • How exciting, @wildrainbow !!!

    I hope your C/S goes smoothly and your recovery is fast with the added bonus of baby snuggles!  Good luck  You are officially more pregnant than I've ever been as my little is a 35 weeker haha she was a chunker at almost 6 lbs so your peanut is definitely in a good place!! :smile:

    ~~ 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!


    BusinessWifewildrainbow
  • Yay @wildrainbow!  Enjoy your last quiet weekend for a while :). I hope all goes uneventfully.

    @BusinessWife I kinda took my sweet time (was working full time) - I think it was maybe a year and a half between my first practical lesson (did a ground school thru local community college before that) and when I finally got my certificate.  I soloed after maybe two months - but was in checkride prep for like half a year!  Technically you only need 40 hours to get your certificate, but most people have more (nothing wrong with more - you still get to log all of it - but it’s nice not to have to pay an instructor). My dad’s actually a CFI but he wouldn’t teach me because he said I wouldn’t listen to him :p - so I got to pay someone else. Plus my dad sold his trainer and his current plane isn’t a good learning one (complex/high performance).  I retained the most when I was able to fly 2-3 times a week.  Fortunately in SoCal the weather is pretty cooperative, but the air traffic is kind of crazy busy (I flew out of Santa Monica) compared to where I grew up (Central CA).  It is a pricey hobby though.  I do miss it, just didn’t need the extra stress with the 6-7 IVF cycles.  Sorry - long answer to a simple question!
    About me:
    ***TW***
    Married 6/18/16 (Me 41.5, DH 44), prepping to TTC #2
    Natural BFP 8/10/16 --> mc our NIPT-normal little girl at 11w5d on 10/1/16 :(
    As of 12/2016:  AMH 1.42, FSH 6.1, AFC ~10
    Self-benched Nov-Dec 2016 for
    IVF #1 Jan-Feb 2017 (OCP, testosterone primed antagonist w/HGH - ER 2/2/17 - 12R, 7M ICSI'd, 3F, 0B)
    IVF #2 Mar-Apr 2017 (testosterone primed agonist/luteal lupron w/HGH - ER 4/8/17 - 10R, 8M, 8F, 5B, 1 PGS normal)
    IVF #3 May-Jun 2017 (testosterone primed agonist/luteal lupron w/HGH - ER 6/4/17 - 14R, 5F, 3B, 0 normal)
    **New RE**
    IVF #4 Sept 2017 (natural start microdose lupron flare w/HGH - ER 9/28/17 - 33R, 18F, 10B, 4 PGS normals!)
    FET #1 (medicated) of one PGS normal XX 11/2/17 - Beta #1 11/11/17 (153), Beta #2 11/13/17 (324), mc at 5w1d on 11/19/17 :(
    IVF #5 Dec 2017 - Insemination of 9 frozen eggs from 2012 (8F, 1B, 0 normal)
    Jan 2018 - Natural cycle ERA (normal/receptive) & stimming for
    IVF #6 Jan-Feb 2018 (natural start microdose lupron flare w/HGH - ER 2/3/18 - 17R, 6M, 4F, 0 blasts)
    IVF #7 Feb 2018 (natural start microdose lupron flare w/HGH - ER 2/26/18 - 19R, 9M, 9F, 4B, 2 PGS normals)
    FET #2 (natural cycle w/o trigger, w/P4 support) of one PGS normal XX 4/5/18 - Beta #1 4/14/18 (67), Beta #2 4/16/18 (231)
    Rainbow baby girl born 12/16/2018 (via c-section, induced at 39 weeks)

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  • @mbradfo2 I get that. Ds was a 35 weeker too. 
    BusinessWife
  • @wildrainbow good luck on Monday!!!
    TTC history in spoiler box:
    Me: 42, single
    Hysteroscopy: 2013
    IUI #1-2: 2013 BFN
    Surgery 10/2015: Planned to start trying again but had a surgery. (Not related to fertility)
    Surgery 5/2016: Planned to start trying again but had another surgery. (Not related to fertility)
    IUI  #3-5 (with Clomid): summer 2016 BFN
    IVF #1: 11/2016. 30R; 21M; 20F; 8B (6 day5 & 2 day6); 4 normal after PGS
    Medicated FET #1: 1/31/2017 transferred 1 embryo 3AA. BFP. Embryo stopped growing at 6w 1d. MUA at 9w 3d.
    Medicated FET #2June 2017 - cancelled...
    Hysteroscopy #2: June 2017
    Medicated FET #2: 8/7/2017 transferred 1 embryo 5BB. BFP. Ended in CP.
    Medicated FET #3: 10/11/2017 transferred 1 embryo 3AA. BFN
    ERA: December 2017 - need an extra 12 hours of PIO
    Medicated FET #4: 1/24/2018 transferred 1 embryo 4AA. BFN
    Out of embryos.  :'(
    IVF #2: 03/2018.

    wildrainbow
  • No that's awesome! @artemis618 ; DH can see how pricey it can get pretty quickly... he's already started researching how to buy a plane, and also some of the experimental planes?  (Omg, what have I done!? Lol) What does your dad fly?

    We have a handful of smaller airports around, so we have some options where to go.  I guess he's still figuring out what the best way to go about getting the certificate might be.  Maybe just pick an airport and go for it?  I know they offer the ground school part online, too.
    Me: 35 | DH: 42 ~ TTC May 2015 thru Dec 2017
    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 little miracle is finally here!


    artemis618
  • @BusinessWife A couple people I know are into experimental planes - sometimes people can find kits that other people just didn’t want to finish (it takes A LOT of time to build one yourself).  My dad flies a Mooney Eagle now.  I learned mostly in a 152 (cheaper) or 172 (more comfortable for longer flights).  He had a couple of Cessnas he was saving for me to fly but I took too long (saw my dad was getting older so I figured I’d better do it while we could still enjoy it together).  My dad’s 3 older brothers were Air Force so when he turned 17 he got his certificate because he wanted to be like them (so he’s been flying like 67 years).  Of course it’s easier to start when your family planes and you live among fields :p  After my dad retired he actually went back to school full time (4 semesters at like 17 units/semester) to learn to be an airplane mechanic (so he could work on his own plane legally :p. But really more just as a hobby - he wouldn’t do anything big without supervision), so now he’s a certified A&P too.  I would go straight to private pilot though - light sport is too limiting if you’re going to go through the trouble.  Instrument rating is key for safety - I’d gotten all my cross country hours and was supposed to start...but then the engaged, married, pregnant, not pregnant, etc...

    I’d just interview instructors and give one a try.  And don’t be afraid to switch if it turns out not to be a good fit.
    About me:
    ***TW***
    Married 6/18/16 (Me 41.5, DH 44), prepping to TTC #2
    Natural BFP 8/10/16 --> mc our NIPT-normal little girl at 11w5d on 10/1/16 :(
    As of 12/2016:  AMH 1.42, FSH 6.1, AFC ~10
    Self-benched Nov-Dec 2016 for
    IVF #1 Jan-Feb 2017 (OCP, testosterone primed antagonist w/HGH - ER 2/2/17 - 12R, 7M ICSI'd, 3F, 0B)
    IVF #2 Mar-Apr 2017 (testosterone primed agonist/luteal lupron w/HGH - ER 4/8/17 - 10R, 8M, 8F, 5B, 1 PGS normal)
    IVF #3 May-Jun 2017 (testosterone primed agonist/luteal lupron w/HGH - ER 6/4/17 - 14R, 5F, 3B, 0 normal)
    **New RE**
    IVF #4 Sept 2017 (natural start microdose lupron flare w/HGH - ER 9/28/17 - 33R, 18F, 10B, 4 PGS normals!)
    FET #1 (medicated) of one PGS normal XX 11/2/17 - Beta #1 11/11/17 (153), Beta #2 11/13/17 (324), mc at 5w1d on 11/19/17 :(
    IVF #5 Dec 2017 - Insemination of 9 frozen eggs from 2012 (8F, 1B, 0 normal)
    Jan 2018 - Natural cycle ERA (normal/receptive) & stimming for
    IVF #6 Jan-Feb 2018 (natural start microdose lupron flare w/HGH - ER 2/3/18 - 17R, 6M, 4F, 0 blasts)
    IVF #7 Feb 2018 (natural start microdose lupron flare w/HGH - ER 2/26/18 - 19R, 9M, 9F, 4B, 2 PGS normals)
    FET #2 (natural cycle w/o trigger, w/P4 support) of one PGS normal XX 4/5/18 - Beta #1 4/14/18 (67), Beta #2 4/16/18 (231)
    Rainbow baby girl born 12/16/2018 (via c-section, induced at 39 weeks)

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    BusinessWife
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