Feb/Mar 08 Cycle Buddies

Discussion forum for those particularly interested in IVF and embryo transfer including frozen embryo transfer.
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loopie
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Post by loopie » Fri Apr 04, 2008 3:52 pm

Hi ladies!
just crashing your thread to wish KBear a great big CONGRATULATIONS on your BFP!!!!

wonderful news- and congrats to all you other new mommies to be!


cheers

BUMPIN' 08

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kbear4211
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Post by kbear4211 » Fri Apr 04, 2008 7:43 pm

Well,

I got my third BETA results and it was 1604, more than doubled again. That is good, but a new development, I started spotting a little bit. It is the lightest pink w/ a bit of cramping. Called RE and they said it is normal and not to worry.

Right, not worry. Oh well, I just want to go home from my horribly stressful job (especially Fridays) and go to bed.

My ultrasound is next Wed, 03/19/08.

HUGS TO ALL!!!!!!!
TTC 3 1/2 YEARS
ME - 41/ DH - 39
First IVF Jan '08: BFN / 2nd IVF: March '08 - BFP!
Katie born 12/4/08

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Post by jen8675309 » Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:52 pm

Hi Girls!

Kbear! Those are awesome betas!!! Remember, I was spotting too, but I am preggers with twins!!! I know it's easier said than done to not worry, but seriously, don't worry! BTW, are you on PIO shots or prog suppositories? It will a be so much better when you see the ultrasound next week. It is so cool!!!

Mrs. G ~ Thanks for the congrats! I am still in shock! It feels so surreal knowing there are 2 babies inside of me! No wonder I am so freaking tired all the time! I thought maybe I was just a wimp!

Jill & J&C ~ Please check in, I am thinking and worrying about you girls!! I hope you are both doing great and will have great things to report when you visit again. Take care!!

Brandy ~ How are you feeling?

Have a great evening, girls!! Lots of baby dust!
Me ~ 35; DH ~ 39
1st IVF with ICSI ~ March 08 ~ BFP!!
14dp3dt~608; 16dp3dt~1282; 18dp3dt~2289

Twin Girls born vaginally on 10/22/08 at 34w5d!

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Post by kbat » Fri Apr 04, 2008 9:52 pm

Sorry to be out of the loop for the past several weeks.

Mrs. G.... I'm sooo sorry about your bfn :cry: I know how it feels. Lots of hugs and prayers to you.

For all those of you who got BFP--Congratulations!!!!

As for me, I've been continuing to do acupuncture once a week. I also got "herbs" which are just these pills that I take twice a week. I should be getting my 1st "regular" period after bfn & period shortly after. Then I will go back to doing ovulation testing and go from there. I will probably try doing this for 3 or 4 months. I had my left tube removed so if I am ovulating on the left side--no way I would be able to get pregnant naturally. So since it switches sides every month, I figured I would continue trying the natural way for about 4 months. If it doesn't work, I know it'll be time to move on. Just can't afford to do another cycle financially and don't really feel like going through all the stress of finding new clinic, redoing all the tests, etc.

Good luck to you all! :D
ME--42 DH 41

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Post by Jill_n_Mark » Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:47 pm

Good evening ladies. Sorry to report that I got a BFN :cry: :cry: :cry:
I just do not understand why I cannot get pregnant. Well I know why...I have crappy eggs.

Anyways, Congrats again to all the BFPs! I will update our board with the final test...mine. I am sad to say this is my last IVF as we have no more financial means to make it through another one. It has been wonderful getting to share this with you all and wish everyone the best!!!

Oh, and congrats on the twins Jen!!! That is amazing.

~Jill
Me, 29 and DH, 34 -- TTC #1 for 6 years
IVF #1: Aug'07 -- BFN -- 3 embryos xferred,no frosties
IVF #2: Mar'08 -- BFN -- 5 embryos xferred, no frosties
My IVF journey is now over and I am very sad!

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Post by Jill_n_Mark » Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:51 pm

My final update...

Stimming
June2 - stims (please provide us an update if you're still on here)

ER
Jak40 - 3/31 (please provide us an update too)

ET

2WW / HCG tests
AmandaM - 2/26 - BFP turned BFN :cry:
Cornybaby – 3/3 - BFP :P ...and it's TWINS!!!
Runnerkate – 3/5 - BFP :P
Justjenis – 3/6 - BFP :P
Kbat – 3/6 - BFN :cry:
Beaner – 3/7 - BFN :cry:
Irishhope – 3/7 - BFN :cry:
Indie-rad – 3/10 - BFP turned BFN :cry:
brs888 - 3/14 - BFP :P
Kimbers312 - 3/17 - BFN :cry:
itsgottawork - 3/21 - BFP :P
J&C - 3/23 - BFP :P
jen8675309 - 3/24 - BFP :P ...and it's TWINS!!!
Sue Hu - 3/24 - BFN :cry:
phillips79 - 3/24
keita - 3/28
kbear - 3/31 - BFP :P
Mrs G - 3/31 - BFN :cry:
Jill_n_Mark - 4/4 - BFN :cry:
Me, 29 and DH, 34 -- TTC #1 for 6 years
IVF #1: Aug'07 -- BFN -- 3 embryos xferred,no frosties
IVF #2: Mar'08 -- BFN -- 5 embryos xferred, no frosties
My IVF journey is now over and I am very sad!

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Post by jen8675309 » Sat Apr 05, 2008 2:20 am

Jill, I am soooo sorry. You have great PMA even now, I am very proud of you! Miracles can happen, so please don't completely give up! You are so kind to update the list, despite your BFN. Take good care of yourself!

Kbat ~ Good to hear from you! Like I told Jill, miracles can happen! Try to relax and enjoy your accupuncture!

Take care, girls!
Me ~ 35; DH ~ 39
1st IVF with ICSI ~ March 08 ~ BFP!!
14dp3dt~608; 16dp3dt~1282; 18dp3dt~2289

Twin Girls born vaginally on 10/22/08 at 34w5d!

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Post by J&C » Sat Apr 05, 2008 3:21 am

I'm still here!!! I'm just hanging out and trying to stay positive until our u/s next Wednesday. I've only have a month left for the PIO shots too, so I'm on that countdown now.

I don't really "feel" pregnant, so I'm just trying to relax.


Jill - I am so sorry about the BFN. It's so disappointment, and I wish I could be there to give you a hug.

jen - I can't believe it's TWINS!!!! VERY exciting! Big congratulations!
Me and DH - 37
TTC - 7 years, PCOS and 1 blocked tube
IVF #1 w/ICSI...DD born Oct. '08
IVF #2 w/ICSI...BFN
IVF #3 - FET....ectopic pregnancy
HE already knows the outcome.

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Post by kbear4211 » Sun Apr 06, 2008 9:41 pm

Jill & Mark: I am so sorry for your negative result. I wish I knew what to say. I know you are saying your IVF journey is done, have you considered other options? Please don't give up on finding a child to love.

J & C: We have our ultrasounds the same day. That is great. I am so nervous.

I only had like three little spots on Friday, very lightest of pink and that was it. RN says perfectly normal. Some days I feel pregnant. I usually feel pretty nauseous in the middle of the night and sometimes after I eat. I am really tired all the time. And my (.)(.) are so sore. Ouch. I can't wait until Wed for ultrasound, but I am also scared. Once I see something, it will make it so much more real and I will feel much better.

THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR ALL THE SUPPORT, I HOPE WE ALL KEEP CHECKING IN NOW THAT ALL OF OUR TESTS ARE DONE.!!

HUGS TO ALL!!!!
TTC 3 1/2 YEARS
ME - 41/ DH - 39
First IVF Jan '08: BFN / 2nd IVF: March '08 - BFP!
Katie born 12/4/08

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Post by Mrs. G » Mon Apr 07, 2008 1:09 am

Jill_n_Mark wrote:Good evening ladies. Sorry to report that I got a BFN :cry: :cry: :cry:
I just do not understand why I cannot get pregnant. Well I know why...I have crappy eggs.

Anyways, Congrats again to all the BFPs! I will update our board with the final test...mine. I am sad to say this is my last IVF as we have no more financial means to make it through another one. It has been wonderful getting to share this with you all and wish everyone the best!!!

Oh, and congrats on the twins Jen!!! That is amazing.

~Jill
Jill - I am so sorry hun, I came on to check on you. I know the feeling, we can't afford IVF anymore either. Hugs to you dear, Don't give up, miracles do happen.
ME- 25 DH - 29
TTC 4 Years
4Failed IUI's
1st IVF: 10/26/07 - 11/9/07 - BFN
1st FET: 12/14/07 - 12/28/07 BFN (early loss)
2nd FET: 03/19/08 - 03/31/08 BFN

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Post by J&C » Mon Apr 07, 2008 12:08 pm

Hey Everyone - Man, the website has been down forever!!! I'll be out for a couple of days. I'm leaving today for a 1 day business trip to Oklahoma City. DH took off work and is going with me, so he can give me the PIO shot. Good grief.

kbear - I totally feel the same - I don't feel very pregnant, so we're just hoping for great news on Wednesday. My only symptoms are that I'm in the bathroom every hour, and I've had about 3 moments of feeling nauseous. We're just praying that everything is in the right place come Wednesday.

I'll post again after the u/s on Wednesday. kbear, I can't wait to hear you're results too!
Me and DH - 37
TTC - 7 years, PCOS and 1 blocked tube
IVF #1 w/ICSI...DD born Oct. '08
IVF #2 w/ICSI...BFN
IVF #3 - FET....ectopic pregnancy
HE already knows the outcome.

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Post by indie_rad » Mon Apr 07, 2008 7:36 pm

Hi Ladies -

Just dropped in to say hello and see how everyone is doing.

Congratulations to all the BFPs! I am so happy for you all.

jen, cornybaby -- twins!!!! thats so awesome. Its always been a dream of mine to have twins. Hopefully it will come true some day :) .

Jill, Mrs.G - I am so sorry about your BFNs :cry: . I can totally understand how heartbreaking this is. Take a break, but don't give up. There might be options you can explore.

Sue - I see you are getting ready for your next cycle. Good luck! I hope to see a BFP for you soon!

As for me, I am taking a temporary break from all this while investigating adoption as a possible solution. I have been talking to people who have adopted. Its true that adoption comes with its own challenges/issues besides the nearly 2 year wait. But its amazing to see how much joy the parents have at the end of this road. I will probably do one more IVF cycle later this year before I finally move on.

Good luck to everyone!

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Post by brs888 » Tue Apr 08, 2008 12:27 am

Hi, ladies :) So sorry it's been a few days.

Jill, I just read your news and I am so sorry. Someone else said it, but you do have an amazing attitude...and that can go a long way girl!

I had my first official ultrasound last Thursday the 3rd and it was amazing. My little bean actually looked like a baby already with a clearly visible head, arms, and legs...and of course a beautiful heart beat. It felt good just to have my dr. say that my miscarriage rate has now dropped to 10%. I still have a long way to go until I relax, but I'm a little more relaxed :)

You know all of those pregnancy symptoms I had...gone! I have an occasional feeling of nausea and that's it! Just really tired and have to pee ALOT :shock:
Me 33 endometriosis; DH 36 male factor
1st IVF -ve May 05
2nd IVF +ve Sept 05 DD Morgan born May 25th 2006
3 failed FETs in 2007
3rd IVF March 05 +ve :)
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Post by kbear4211 » Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:30 pm

I had my first OB sonogram this morning. One perfect little yolk sack. It was too early to see the heartbeat, but my RE did not expect to see it. He said everything is exactly how he wanted to see it for how far along I am.

I go again next week for another ultra sound. I sure hope we can see the heartbeat then.

WHAT A JOURNEY!!
TTC 3 1/2 YEARS
ME - 41/ DH - 39
First IVF Jan '08: BFN / 2nd IVF: March '08 - BFP!
Katie born 12/4/08

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Post by riogirl71 » Wed Apr 09, 2008 4:07 pm

Kbear - Congratulations on seeing your little bean! It is so amazing! I can't wait to hear about next week, seeing the heartbeat just melts you! What is your EDD? Are you going to come over to the "other" side (preggers after treatment)? Congratulations!!!

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