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by mandeekins
Thu Jan 29, 2009 3:27 am
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: JAN/FEB/MAR 2009 Ladies!!! :arrow:
Replies: 1557
Views: 94988

Thanks for all the reassurances ladies! I, of course, freaked out and called the clinic to double check and the nurse assured me I was ok. She said to avoid the hot tub but a warm bath was ok. My bath was more like lukewarm because DH decided to start a load of laundry in hot water while I was runni...
by mandeekins
Thu Jan 29, 2009 2:47 am
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: Day 3 or Day 5 Transfer
Replies: 6
Views: 822

You'll get all sorts of answers on this one and all kinds of opinions. While doing some research for my ET, I found this article which actually made a lot of sense to me.

http://www.sharedjourney.com/articles/3vs5.html

Basically goes along with what Sisi says! Good luck!
by mandeekins
Wed Jan 28, 2009 5:24 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: JAN/FEB/MAR 2009 Ladies!!! :arrow:
Replies: 1557
Views: 94988

DNT - YEAH!!! I second what CT said...you're a great example to us all! CONGRATS!
by mandeekins
Wed Jan 28, 2009 4:57 am
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: JAN/FEB/MAR 2009 Ladies!!! :arrow:
Replies: 1557
Views: 94988

ARRGGGHHH...got so chatty I forgot the reason I got on here in the first place! This weekend was crappy and I felt crappy but needed to bathe, of course. Since I didn't want to wash my hair, I just took a bath. So an older lady at my work (in her late 50's) says, "Oh, you shouldn't take a bath. Was ...
by mandeekins
Wed Jan 28, 2009 4:48 am
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: JAN/FEB/MAR 2009 Ladies!!! :arrow:
Replies: 1557
Views: 94988

I still feel fine, but really started feeling worn out and tired today. I'm off to bed when I'm done here. Everyone keeps asking me if I feel anything yet, and it's driving me crazy! I'm really trying to not concentrate on feelings down there because I don't want my hopes up because of some idea I h...
by mandeekins
Tue Jan 27, 2009 7:57 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: JAN/FEB/MAR 2009 Ladies!!! :arrow:
Replies: 1557
Views: 94988

So I just heard from the clinic about my embies on ice. The nurse said there was a 12 cell, an 8 cell, and a 7 cell. These were all frozen on day 3. They said they froze the 12 and 8 together and the 7 on it's own. Anyone know why they would do that? I wasn't even thinking when I was on the phone wi...
by mandeekins
Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:43 am
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: JAN/FEB/MAR 2009 Ladies!!! :arrow:
Replies: 1557
Views: 94988

aspotofTea - I'm glad I'm not the only one that hasn't told the MIL that we're going through this. My DH is 12 years older, my MIL is more like my granny's age! I just don't think she'd understand why we're going through this and spending this kind of money when DH has a son already. My MIL takes c...
by mandeekins
Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:52 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: JAN/FEB/MAR 2009 Ladies!!! :arrow:
Replies: 1557
Views: 94988

prayin - YAY!! Sounds like it's moving along! I know how you feel, although I don't drive as far as you do. I have to drive to Salt Lake which is about an hour and half from me. Driving every other day for the last couple of weeks has been a real drag! Even though it's the dreaded 2WW for me, I'm gl...
by mandeekins
Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:41 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: JAN/FEB/MAR 2009 Ladies!!! :arrow:
Replies: 1557
Views: 94988

Oh yeah, BETA is Feb 6!
by mandeekins
Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:38 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: JAN/FEB/MAR 2009 Ladies!!! :arrow:
Replies: 1557
Views: 94988

I'm not going too crazy to find out if it worked, YET. However, I'm completely paranoid with every little twinge and pain that I've lost one! I layed around pretty much all day Saturday and then went to the movies with my BFF and her DD, sort of a girl's night. Sunday was another lazy day and today ...
by mandeekins
Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:53 am
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: JAN/FEB/MAR 2009 Ladies!!! :arrow:
Replies: 1557
Views: 94988

TKAT - CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I wish you a happy and healthy pregnancy with TWINS! Espinozal23 - I'm so sorry for the BFN, but I can only hope I can handle that as well as it seems you are. As for the powerade question - My nurse told me to drink lots of gatorade and it's something to do with salt keep...
by mandeekins
Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:04 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: What gauge needle do you use for prog.?
Replies: 7
Views: 921

What gauge needle do you use for prog.?

Hey ladies...so I'm starting my progesterone shots and this needle looks HUGE to me! The instruction sheet from the pharmacy says to use a 25 gauge. However, my dr's office ordered 22 gauge so that's all I have!

What gauge is everyone else using? Maybe that's why these shots are so bad?
by mandeekins
Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:17 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: JAN/FEB/MAR 2009 Ladies!!! :arrow:
Replies: 1557
Views: 94988

Well ladies I got the fertilization report back and I'm trying to stay upbeat today. Out of 13 eggs, 8 were mature and only 6 fertilized. The nurse said we would prefer a day 5 transfer, as would I, but that right now it's looking like a day 3 transfer. I'm trying not to freak out, but that doesn't ...
by mandeekins
Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:25 am
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: JAN/FEB/MAR 2009 Ladies!!! :arrow:
Replies: 1557
Views: 94988

Everything went good this morning ladies. We got 13 good eggs and they said they got lots of good healthy sperm from DH's TESE. I don't know why, but I was worried that after having a vasectomy for over 10 years those little guys wouldn't be very good! I've got pretty bad cramping and feel like I ha...
by mandeekins
Sun Jan 18, 2009 9:02 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: JAN/FEB/MAR 2009 Ladies!!! :arrow:
Replies: 1557
Views: 94988

Hey ladies, I'm here! Sorry I haven't posted in a while, I've been busy with work and stim meds and family visits. I had my last u/s and bw this am and I get to trigger tonight!!!!! I'm so excited. I'm off tomorrow for MLK and we go in at Tuesday @ 8:30 for ER and TESE. I'm going to a friends tonigh...