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Postby babymole! » Tue Aug 26, 2008 12:32 am

Hello everyone,

DH and I live in Southern California and are going through our first cycle of IVF/ICSI. We've been ttc for over two years. DH is an xray tech and doctors suspect that that may play a role in our male factor infertility. Insurance only covered half of my hysteroscopy and the antibiotics that followed. This is turning out to be a very expensive journey for us.

I've been lurking for a little while and very grateful for all the information that I've been able to gleen from this site. I went from the gal who was deathly afraid of needles (passed out once donating blood!) to furiously jabbing myself morning and night. I finished a week of Lupron and am currently on my fourth day of Follistim/Lupron/Menopur/Heparin (five/six shots a day) and feel like a human pin cushion. I have a ring of bruises on my belly and can't find a clean spot for the next shot! :shock: I just keep reminding myself that it's worth it...that seems to get me through each round of shots.

Last week, there was a local story about a woman who was arrested for dumping her naked baby girl in a dumpster, I cried. Some of us mortgage our homes and steal from our 401Ks while the ingrates smoke their crack and drop their babies in the alley like they're a burden... makes me sick.

Anyway, glad to share our journey with you all and looking forward to making some good friends -- I'm sure we will need your support!

Team Babymole!*


*Why Babymole!? DH's nickname is Mole, given to him by our African Grey parrot (long story). DH brought home a homeless kitten one night and the kitten had the same blue eyes as DH so I blurted out "Lil' Mole!" and the name stuck, cat is now 4 yrs old (you should see the puzzled looks we get whenever we visit the vet -- he's not very little, a 17 pound Maine Coon mix). So I guess when we have a baby (or babies if we are so blessed), we will gasp and say "Baby Mole(s)!" :D
Me 39, DH 37 male factor
TTC >2yrs, 1st IVF ICSI
ER 9/3, ET 9/6, BFP! Betas = 54, 119
OMG, twins! :shock: EDD 5/27
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Postby loopie » Thu Sep 04, 2008 2:16 pm

hey babymole- how's it going? you must be close to ER and ET at this point-or maybe even 2WW! best of luck to you.

yes, it is frustrating to see how easily some are able to conceive and how careless others are of their blessings- just keep faith in yourself and your goals and know that you are on the road to successful parenthood

take care and keep positive!! :D :D :D

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1st IVF BFP!!! Jan 2008

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Postby babymole! » Thu Sep 04, 2008 10:34 pm

Hi loopie! Congrats on your BFP! Wow, you're almost there!

Thanks for the kind words. Yes, ER yesterday (7 eggs) and ET this coming Saturday. *fingers crossed* for fertilized embies!
Me 39, DH 37 male factor
TTC >2yrs, 1st IVF ICSI
ER 9/3, ET 9/6, BFP! Betas = 54, 119
OMG, twins! :shock: EDD 5/27
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Postby amfmbaby » Fri Sep 26, 2008 4:48 pm

We love you post my hubbie and I live in northern Illinois we just started our first ivf/icsi cycle I feel likeI stepped into the twilight zone stuck myself for the first time an hour ago keeping our eye on the prize lol i'm ready to look in the dumpster to find that baby sure would be easier we are glad to see that you have a sense of humor about it laughing is good i had a friend who lived across the street she had 5 kids not one is she raising guess the drugs were more important i hated her every time i looked at her they were all fathered by different men who got smart and took there kids thank god for that well im off to work just wanted to say hi oh and we love your slogan we say go team moll its our last name and most people pronounce it mole we don't have a cute kitten story but yours made us laugh
Mandy

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GO TEAM MOLL
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Postby babymole! » Fri Sep 26, 2008 9:49 pm

Mandy,

Thanks so much for the nice words. Yea, we have to maintain a sense of humor and much faith. I don't post much but am an avid lurker (I think I've almost read everything!).... I feel like I know everyone so well. Welcome to the board, I hope you will find it as helpful as I have.

We are very happy to say that we are now BFP! It has been quite a journey. Each step is a hurdle.... first how many follicles, then how many eggs, then how many are mature, how many become embryos, how many to transfer, how many implant, am I pregnant, what will I see at my ultrasound? We are now at the step of waiting to see what the ultrasound will show...will there be a heartbeat? This process has definitely strengthened our marriage, we really do have to be a team to get through the highs and lows.

If you have any questions or need support, please feel free to pm me, ok?

Go Teams Baby Mole/Moll!!!
Me 39, DH 37 male factor
TTC >2yrs, 1st IVF ICSI
ER 9/3, ET 9/6, BFP! Betas = 54, 119
OMG, twins! :shock: EDD 5/27
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