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  • Hi ladies. We're going for retrieval #3. I read this entire thread from the beginning and can't believe I started it last February and here we are a year later with no baby #2 yet and going for retrieval #3. This rollercoaster ride always throws me for a loop when I think everything is finally going smoothly. Would appreciate some positive thoughts and that I'm not back here in another year telling you I'm still doing retrievals. 
    ***History & TW in Spoiler***

    ***bfp & child warning***
    TTC - since 2014
    7 rounds of Clomid - BFN
    IUI #1 - October 2015 - BFN
    IUI #2 - November 2015 - BFN
    IUI #3 - December 2015 - BFN
    IVF #1 - March 2016
    Retrieval #1 - April 2016
    FET #1 - May 2016 - BFP!!! DS - Born January 2017
    Trying for baby #2...
    FET #2 - January 2018 - BFN  
    IVF/Retrieval #2 - January 2019
    IVF/Retrieval #3 - March 2019
    FET #3 - April 2019 - BFP!!! - EDD: January 2020


    Griffin5413
  • @Tulips29 - aww I'm so sorry that things haven't gone as planned. That's probably the one thing we all get around here. Hopefully this next retrieval will give you a few more embryos so you can go right into baby 2 & then 3.  Sending you all of my thoughts and prayers!

    Me: 33 (no known issues)
    DH: 33 (lower motility; 0 morphology)
    TTC since Oct 2013
    IVF round 1 January 2016 (w/ ICSI)
    ER: February 17, 2016; 15 eggs retrieved, 14 mature, 11 fertilized
    Day 5 Blastocysts: 8 sent for PGS - 5 Normal
    FET date: April 12, 2016 - DS born Dec 7, 2016
    IVF round 2: FET : Oct 4 - 1st Beta 188!



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  • @tulips29 ugh sorry to hear but you're doing it again and it will go much better this time. Did any embryos make it and you're doing another ER to get more or none made it? Either way, you are doing another ER and that sucks. Will be thinking of you!! Keep us updated!!
    Tulips29
  • @Drove2u We have 2 embryos from this ER...one is looking good and promising and one they are telling me doesn't look that good and is graded poorly. So I'll do another retrieval to see if we can get some more embryos. I've come to peace with it already and really hoping I can move forward with an April transfer :smile:
    ***History & TW in Spoiler***

    ***bfp & child warning***
    TTC - since 2014
    7 rounds of Clomid - BFN
    IUI #1 - October 2015 - BFN
    IUI #2 - November 2015 - BFN
    IUI #3 - December 2015 - BFN
    IVF #1 - March 2016
    Retrieval #1 - April 2016
    FET #1 - May 2016 - BFP!!! DS - Born January 2017
    Trying for baby #2...
    FET #2 - January 2018 - BFN  
    IVF/Retrieval #2 - January 2019
    IVF/Retrieval #3 - March 2019
    FET #3 - April 2019 - BFP!!! - EDD: January 2020


    Griffin5413
  • Hi @Tulips29 ugh this ivf rollercoaster is just awful. I’m sorry it’s been so tough. Regarding the embryo grading: I have read a few times that the better graded embryos are not necessarily more likely to result in pregnancy. In my case the best ones didn’t make it and the not so good ones did. 
    So don’t give up hope. All the best with your ER and fingers crossed for an April transfer! 
    Me: 38, DH: 40 living in Asia
    TTC since March 2015 with known PCOS and MIF
    IVF in 2015. FET nr 3 in 2016 - BFP. Healthy baby girl born in April 2017.
    Trying for nr 2

    Tulips29Griffin5413
  • @tulips29 april will be here before you know it. it's going to go by so fast!!! when is your next ER now?
  • @flanners1 that's reassuring to hear! I'm really holding out all the hope for my little embies. How are you doing? 

    @Drove2u hoping for the next ER in around 2 weeks. Just started a new stim cycle last night. It's sad but funny how they don't even faze me now. First time I was terrified of the unknown. Second time I was nervous. Now it's like been there, done that. I so hope third time is the charm!
    ***History & TW in Spoiler***

    ***bfp & child warning***
    TTC - since 2014
    7 rounds of Clomid - BFN
    IUI #1 - October 2015 - BFN
    IUI #2 - November 2015 - BFN
    IUI #3 - December 2015 - BFN
    IVF #1 - March 2016
    Retrieval #1 - April 2016
    FET #1 - May 2016 - BFP!!! DS - Born January 2017
    Trying for baby #2...
    FET #2 - January 2018 - BFN  
    IVF/Retrieval #2 - January 2019
    IVF/Retrieval #3 - March 2019
    FET #3 - April 2019 - BFP!!! - EDD: January 2020


    Griffin5413
  • Drove2uDrove2u
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    Tulips29 you must've had your ER by now?? How'd it go? FX for you and sending all good vibes!! Rooting for you over here!! 
  • @Drove2u ; - isn't baby coming this week or next???? 

    Me: 33 (no known issues)
    DH: 33 (lower motility; 0 morphology)
    TTC since Oct 2013
    IVF round 1 January 2016 (w/ ICSI)
    ER: February 17, 2016; 15 eggs retrieved, 14 mature, 11 fertilized
    Day 5 Blastocysts: 8 sent for PGS - 5 Normal
    FET date: April 12, 2016 - DS born Dec 7, 2016
    IVF round 2: FET : Oct 4 - 1st Beta 188!



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  • Drove2uDrove2u
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    @Griffin5413 baby is coming Monday the 18th!! One week to go!! 
    You must be well into your second tri already. 
  • @Drove2u ; - just over 25 weeks. Little girl is being evicted in 14 weeks on June 17th. I feel like I've been pregnant forever this time! lol

    Me: 33 (no known issues)
    DH: 33 (lower motility; 0 morphology)
    TTC since Oct 2013
    IVF round 1 January 2016 (w/ ICSI)
    ER: February 17, 2016; 15 eggs retrieved, 14 mature, 11 fertilized
    Day 5 Blastocysts: 8 sent for PGS - 5 Normal
    FET date: April 12, 2016 - DS born Dec 7, 2016
    IVF round 2: FET : Oct 4 - 1st Beta 188!



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  • @Drove2u I saw your IG story saying 1 week to go...EEK!!! I can't believe how close you are!!!

    @Griffin5413 isn't it crazy to even think "14 weeks to go"...seems like so far away but really it's only 3 months and they will fly by!!!

    How are you ladies feeling this time around? 

    I had my ER yesterday, so thank you for the thoughts and well wishes. They got 21 eggs and 17 fertilized, so now I'm praying we get good day 6 results and then good PGS results. I can't have 1 embryo left at the end of this again! So please keep your good thoughts for me, I will need them all! 
    ***History & TW in Spoiler***

    ***bfp & child warning***
    TTC - since 2014
    7 rounds of Clomid - BFN
    IUI #1 - October 2015 - BFN
    IUI #2 - November 2015 - BFN
    IUI #3 - December 2015 - BFN
    IVF #1 - March 2016
    Retrieval #1 - April 2016
    FET #1 - May 2016 - BFP!!! DS - Born January 2017
    Trying for baby #2...
    FET #2 - January 2018 - BFN  
    IVF/Retrieval #2 - January 2019
    IVF/Retrieval #3 - March 2019
    FET #3 - April 2019 - BFP!!! - EDD: January 2020


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  • Griffin5413Griffin5413
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    @Tulips29 ; - that's an awesome retrieval! come on little embryo's make it to day 6!!!

    I threw my back out on Monday. I'm really bummed that I'm already having back issues this time. With Eli I did pretty well and only had 1 issue at about 32 weeks. I'm really hoping this isn't the norm for the next 14 weeks!

    Me: 33 (no known issues)
    DH: 33 (lower motility; 0 morphology)
    TTC since Oct 2013
    IVF round 1 January 2016 (w/ ICSI)
    ER: February 17, 2016; 15 eggs retrieved, 14 mature, 11 fertilized
    Day 5 Blastocysts: 8 sent for PGS - 5 Normal
    FET date: April 12, 2016 - DS born Dec 7, 2016
    IVF round 2: FET : Oct 4 - 1st Beta 188!



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  • @Griffin5413 oh no, I'm so sorry about your back! I really hope you find some relief soon and this will not be the norm for you for the remainder of your pregnancy! Is Eli excited about being a big brother? 
    ***History & TW in Spoiler***

    ***bfp & child warning***
    TTC - since 2014
    7 rounds of Clomid - BFN
    IUI #1 - October 2015 - BFN
    IUI #2 - November 2015 - BFN
    IUI #3 - December 2015 - BFN
    IVF #1 - March 2016
    Retrieval #1 - April 2016
    FET #1 - May 2016 - BFP!!! DS - Born January 2017
    Trying for baby #2...
    FET #2 - January 2018 - BFN  
    IVF/Retrieval #2 - January 2019
    IVF/Retrieval #3 - March 2019
    FET #3 - April 2019 - BFP!!! - EDD: January 2020


  • @Tulips29 - he really has no clue what's coming. Last night he was watching videos of when he was a baby and he kept laughing and saying baby. Sometimes he'll confirm that there's a baby in mommys belly too. 
    Me: 33 (no known issues)
    DH: 33 (lower motility; 0 morphology)
    TTC since Oct 2013
    IVF round 1 January 2016 (w/ ICSI)
    ER: February 17, 2016; 15 eggs retrieved, 14 mature, 11 fertilized
    Day 5 Blastocysts: 8 sent for PGS - 5 Normal
    FET date: April 12, 2016 - DS born Dec 7, 2016
    IVF round 2: FET : Oct 4 - 1st Beta 188!



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    Tulips29
  • Drove2uDrove2u
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    @tulips29 any updates? 

    @Griffin5413 how are you feeling? Hope your back has improved. 

    I cant believe max is almost a month old already. So sleep deprived and can’t wait to get past this stage. Lol 
    Griffin5413
  • @Drove2u has it really been a month? omg...i mean, i see all your updates on IG, but it seems time is flying by when you're watching from the sidelines...how's viktoria with him? 

    My retrieval in March yielded much better results so now we have 9 frosties. I'm gearing up for my FET now. Did a natural cycle this time and it's been a bit slow-moving, but we're getting there. The downside is that I don't have a scheduled FET date like I would with a medicated cycle, so I have to play it day by day. It's been a bit stressful trying to plan my work schedule, especially since I need to travel soon and my RE is telling me to just wait and see if I can even travel in the first place. But that's ok, I'm happy things are moving along at least. 
    ***History & TW in Spoiler***

    ***bfp & child warning***
    TTC - since 2014
    7 rounds of Clomid - BFN
    IUI #1 - October 2015 - BFN
    IUI #2 - November 2015 - BFN
    IUI #3 - December 2015 - BFN
    IVF #1 - March 2016
    Retrieval #1 - April 2016
    FET #1 - May 2016 - BFP!!! DS - Born January 2017
    Trying for baby #2...
    FET #2 - January 2018 - BFN  
    IVF/Retrieval #2 - January 2019
    IVF/Retrieval #3 - March 2019
    FET #3 - April 2019 - BFP!!! - EDD: January 2020


    Griffin5413
  • @Drove2u - I love all of the photos you are posting on IG! I'm not looking forward to the adjustment phase either lol. My back has been much better! I can't believe I have 9 weeks left before she gets here. It feels like it's just around the corner but also so far away. 

    @Tulips29 - I'm so glad you have been able to move forward! Love that you went from 1 or 2 all the way to 9! 

    Me: 33 (no known issues)
    DH: 33 (lower motility; 0 morphology)
    TTC since Oct 2013
    IVF round 1 January 2016 (w/ ICSI)
    ER: February 17, 2016; 15 eggs retrieved, 14 mature, 11 fertilized
    Day 5 Blastocysts: 8 sent for PGS - 5 Normal
    FET date: April 12, 2016 - DS born Dec 7, 2016
    IVF round 2: FET : Oct 4 - 1st Beta 188!



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    Tulips29
  • @Griffin5413 i'm glad you're feeling better! is Eli ready for his big brother role? 
    And yes, I'm so happy as well and now just hope they will lead to some good result soon!

    The adjustment I'm sure is not easy. Some nights I get 4-5 hours of sleep when I have to work late and get up early for monitoring appts, and I have no idea how I managed to live a zombie life for a year previously...getting up multiple times a night, feedings that lasted an hour, pumping, etc. It all seems like such a distant memory now! 
    ***History & TW in Spoiler***

    ***bfp & child warning***
    TTC - since 2014
    7 rounds of Clomid - BFN
    IUI #1 - October 2015 - BFN
    IUI #2 - November 2015 - BFN
    IUI #3 - December 2015 - BFN
    IVF #1 - March 2016
    Retrieval #1 - April 2016
    FET #1 - May 2016 - BFP!!! DS - Born January 2017
    Trying for baby #2...
    FET #2 - January 2018 - BFN  
    IVF/Retrieval #2 - January 2019
    IVF/Retrieval #3 - March 2019
    FET #3 - April 2019 - BFP!!! - EDD: January 2020


    Griffin5413
  • @Tulips29 - I think Eli really has no idea what's coming. lol. Sometimes he will say "baby" when I ask him what's in my belly but most of the time he could care less. I think he's going to have a bit of an adjustment for sure!

    Seriously about feeling like a zombie with no sleep. I feel like I haven't slept through the night since I was pregnant the first time. lol

    Me: 33 (no known issues)
    DH: 33 (lower motility; 0 morphology)
    TTC since Oct 2013
    IVF round 1 January 2016 (w/ ICSI)
    ER: February 17, 2016; 15 eggs retrieved, 14 mature, 11 fertilized
    Day 5 Blastocysts: 8 sent for PGS - 5 Normal
    FET date: April 12, 2016 - DS born Dec 7, 2016
    IVF round 2: FET : Oct 4 - 1st Beta 188!



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  • aww but i am sure he will be a great big brother! and i hope you get some good sleep before the baby comes too! 
    ***History & TW in Spoiler***

    ***bfp & child warning***
    TTC - since 2014
    7 rounds of Clomid - BFN
    IUI #1 - October 2015 - BFN
    IUI #2 - November 2015 - BFN
    IUI #3 - December 2015 - BFN
    IVF #1 - March 2016
    Retrieval #1 - April 2016
    FET #1 - May 2016 - BFP!!! DS - Born January 2017
    Trying for baby #2...
    FET #2 - January 2018 - BFN  
    IVF/Retrieval #2 - January 2019
    IVF/Retrieval #3 - March 2019
    FET #3 - April 2019 - BFP!!! - EDD: January 2020


    Griffin5413
  • @Tulips29 ; - I think he will be great with her. He may be a little jealous at first but he's great with the babies at school so hopefully it will be the same for him. We bought this sleep training clock for him b/c he has NOT been sleeping all night in his own bed since we switched him to his big boy bed. The last 2 nights he has slept all night in his own bed!!! It's been amazing! 

    Me: 33 (no known issues)
    DH: 33 (lower motility; 0 morphology)
    TTC since Oct 2013
    IVF round 1 January 2016 (w/ ICSI)
    ER: February 17, 2016; 15 eggs retrieved, 14 mature, 11 fertilized
    Day 5 Blastocysts: 8 sent for PGS - 5 Normal
    FET date: April 12, 2016 - DS born Dec 7, 2016
    IVF round 2: FET : Oct 4 - 1st Beta 188!



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    Tulips29
  • @Griffin5413 what sleep training clock did you get?
  • @persnickity ; - we bought the LittleHippo by Mella on amazon. It had good reviews and it's really easy to use. One of the tips I got from someone who uses them was to get a clock that you could set the sleep time and not have to worry. They had one for their son that you had to manually turn on every night which was a hassle. This one you can just program. 

    Me: 33 (no known issues)
    DH: 33 (lower motility; 0 morphology)
    TTC since Oct 2013
    IVF round 1 January 2016 (w/ ICSI)
    ER: February 17, 2016; 15 eggs retrieved, 14 mature, 11 fertilized
    Day 5 Blastocysts: 8 sent for PGS - 5 Normal
    FET date: April 12, 2016 - DS born Dec 7, 2016
    IVF round 2: FET : Oct 4 - 1st Beta 188!



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