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by sunshine and stars
Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:11 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: Cycling In 2012 Board (formerly Fall/Winter 2011-2012)
Replies: 7540
Views: 694519

Re: Fall/Winter Board Combined (Sept2011-Feb2012) This is it

Hi everyone-- Sorry that I have been MIA. We got bad news at our 1st (6 week) ultrasound. The embryo is only measuring 4 wks and there is no heartbeat. I am expected to miscarry -- the pregnancy isn't viable. We are heartbroken, but are managing. Now I am waiting for my body to do what it needs to d...
by sunshine and stars
Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:44 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: Cycling In 2012 Board (formerly Fall/Winter 2011-2012)
Replies: 7540
Views: 694519

Re: Fall/Winter Board 2011-12 Combined (Sept-Feb) This is it

Sunshine-- Wow...that must have been a difficult conversation. You're right, sometimes distance is good. I can't do "baby" talk at all; it's just way too painful. Yes, it's true, this IS family-- IVF family-- and all the ladies here understand the emotional roller coaster that comes to us. I can't l...
by sunshine and stars
Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:28 am
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: Cycling In 2012 Board (formerly Fall/Winter 2011-2012)
Replies: 7540
Views: 694519

Re: Fall Cycle 2011 (Sept, Oct, Nov) this cycle is the one!!

Indigo-- I am so sorry. What crap. Why does this have to be so so so very hard and heartbreaking and scary????? :(
Please give yourself extra TLC.
by sunshine and stars
Sun Sep 25, 2011 1:27 am
Forum: Pregnant after treatment
Topic: Pregnant after IVF miscarriage or infant loss
Replies: 9
Views: 8279

Re: Pregnant after IVF miscarriage or infant loss

Thank you, Mamaboo and sdtryingagain,
Day by day, day by day.
Muddling along...with cautious optimism.
by sunshine and stars
Sat Sep 24, 2011 2:38 am
Forum: Pregnant after treatment
Topic: Pregnant after IVF miscarriage or infant loss
Replies: 9
Views: 8279

Pregnant after IVF miscarriage or infant loss

I hope that this isn't a repeat topic...but I can't seem to find a place where my story "fits." I am pregnant again via IVF after losing our son at 2 months in April. He was a much desired and much loved little IVF donor sperm baby. This is the third time that I have been pregnant in 3 years, and ev...
by sunshine and stars
Sat Sep 24, 2011 2:12 am
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: Cycling In 2012 Board (formerly Fall/Winter 2011-2012)
Replies: 7540
Views: 694519

Re: Fall Cycle 2011 (Sept, Oct, Nov) this cycle is the one!!

Leora-- I totally get the not sleeping part and the grief part. :( It seems strange to write this here, but just receiving the news about our pregnancy triggered a bunch of grief-- I know that sounds like we are not grateful-- and we are so thankful for this bit of good news, but it's like I am wait...
by sunshine and stars
Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:14 am
Forum: Pregnant after treatment
Topic: When will I believe I am pregnant?
Replies: 6
Views: 2516

Re: When will I believe I am pregnant?

Echazen-- I share your feelings, I think. I just found out that I am pregnant, and I am having trouble trusting this pregnancy thing. Elated, yes! But also scared silly. It's going to be a long, very long road. We lost our baby at 2 months-- he was born early, but he was compromised. Before that I h...
by sunshine and stars
Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:01 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: Cycling In 2012 Board (formerly Fall/Winter 2011-2012)
Replies: 7540
Views: 694519

Re: Fall Cycle 2011 (Sept, Oct, Nov) this cycle is the one!!

My beta was 75-- they said that was a strong number-- but it was lower than my last pregnancy...But when I asked, they told me that this was a 5 day transfer at blast stage and is different than the 3 day embie transfer.... Trying to find info on the net... but that is scary too. Everyone says not t...
by sunshine and stars
Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:46 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: Cycling In 2012 Board (formerly Fall/Winter 2011-2012)
Replies: 7540
Views: 694519

Re: Fall Cycle 2011 (Sept, Oct, Nov) this cycle is the one!!

Hi everyone-- We had our first blood test yesterday-- and I am pregnant. I am overjoyed but very, very cautious and taking this day by day. Our history includes 3 pregnancies in the last 3 years: 2009 missed miscarriage at 11 weeks (IUI), 1st IVF in 2010-- and our little boy born at nearly 33 weeks ...
by sunshine and stars
Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:06 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: Cycling In 2012 Board (formerly Fall/Winter 2011-2012)
Replies: 7540
Views: 694519

Re: Fall Cycle 2011 (Sept, Oct, Nov) this cycle is the one!!

Crashing again-- because this has been such a unbelievable journey-- Today was my transfer...5 day transfer...We weren't sure if it would happen because I have never made it this far. I also was having some symptoms of hyperstim, but not too terrible. We had a long conversation about how many blasto...
by sunshine and stars
Sat Sep 10, 2011 3:23 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: Cycling In 2012 Board (formerly Fall/Winter 2011-2012)
Replies: 7540
Views: 694519

Re: Fall Cycle 2011 (Sept, Oct, Nov) this cycle is the one!!

Thanks Sunshine, It can be pretty lonely sometimes. We are still grieving our loss but I am doing well considering. We couldn't wait due to my age and the doctors encouraged us to try again. They don't believe that my son's condition resulted from IVF (they are different issues). The genetics people...
by sunshine and stars
Sat Sep 10, 2011 2:50 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: Cycling In 2012 Board (formerly Fall/Winter 2011-2012)
Replies: 7540
Views: 694519

Re: Fall Cycle 2011 (Sept, Oct, Nov) this cycle is the one!!

Hi all-- I am crashing here. I was supposed to have a transfer today, but the lab called and said that I meet the criteria for day 5, and have enough embryos to take this risk. I am nearly 42 (in one week). My last IVF, I had a beautiful baby boy last year, but he died at 2 months-- and so it is dif...
by sunshine and stars
Sat Oct 16, 2010 1:33 am
Forum: Pregnant after treatment
Topic: **April 2011 Babies**
Replies: 144
Views: 26899

Re: **April 2011 Babies**

Hi Jamila, the scan went well-- we were told that things look good and the growth, heartbeat, organs, etc seem to be in normal parameters. We also discovered that we are having a boy-- wow. :shock: :? I suspected that it was a boy all along! Anyway, I am exhausted; still not getting much in the way ...
by sunshine and stars
Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:02 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Over 40 Crowd
Replies: 5470
Views: 698438

Re: The Over 40 Crowd

Catherine-- I am so sorry. :cry: Thinking of you and holding you in prayer. Hello to everyone-- I have a big scan on Friday to check if things are progressing normally... nervous. I am also writing this in the middle of the night 'cause I am not sleeping well (probably a combination of anxiety and w...
by sunshine and stars
Mon Oct 11, 2010 10:13 pm
Forum: Pregnant after treatment
Topic: **April 2011 Babies**
Replies: 144
Views: 26899

Re: **April 2011 Babies**

Jamila, Sending prayers your way...this has been so difficult for you. I hope that things improve soon and that you are able to enjoy your pregnancy more. I have another appointment on Friday. This time it is a special scan to check baby's growth and possible birth defects. In some ways, I am lookin...