April/May Cycle Buddies 2008

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Post by jharris12 » Thu May 01, 2008 7:10 pm

Jes! Congrats! That's more good news for the group! I was wondering the same thing about the other betas! And thanks again for the list!

SD: I asked my nurse, and she said that the Gonal F (Follistim) and the microdose Ovidrel had to be taken in the thigh or arm. Not sure why I can't in the tummy. That's where I've taken most of my Lupron shots, and they have been okay. But that's what she said. If I remember from the class, they said they have better results on the thigh and arm?! I don't know. And I didn't think about the aspirin either, but it makes sense I guess. And I've been ansy, too about the plans thing. But mainly because we aren't telling anyone we are going through this, so taking shots might make people suspicious! :lol:

I'm still waiting to get my results. They haven't told me what dosage to take tonight! :shock:
Me: 32 DH: 30!
1st IVF 5/08 - BFN
2nd IVF 7-8/08 BFP!! :D
ER 7/22, ET 7/25
1st beta 8/8 - 72
2nd beta 8/10 - 150
3rd beta - 43
4th beta - 15 - chemical pregnancy

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Post by Rubylee » Thu May 01, 2008 7:22 pm

Jharris - Strange how all clinics are different. I don't start stims until Monday night and they told me it should be in the belly. Been feeling fine on lupron. A little light headed and and some bad cramps last couple days from AF but they seem to be fine today. Good luck with tonights shots!

Jim - Can't wait to hear the beta number! Sounds like you guys are going to be celebrating.
Me 33 DH 36
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TTC almost 2 years
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Post by sameera » Thu May 01, 2008 7:26 pm

jesjes - Congratulations on your BFP :) so happy for you!!! do you get to do another beta?

SD - my ultrasound is scheduled for May 14th!! can't wait :)

Jim - Good luck - Keeping my fingers crossed for you guys!!

Sameera
Me 28 Endometriosis
DH 26 very healthy
ttc 1.5 years
Serophene - 1.5yrs
#1- IVF - BFP - Beta 4/28 - 506
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Post by Sand » Thu May 01, 2008 7:57 pm

Jeanie !!

It must be Karma. I've just logged on tonight for no special reason and saw your message. I'll e-mail you separately.

It took me zonks to find the April/May test thread. It's on the wrong forum - I don't know, what's going on - ?!*&!?!

Anyway. Is the list correct ? Is today test day ?

How are you feeling ?

Sand
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Good luck everyone else !!!!!
Me 41 yrs old - dh 49 yrs old. ttc 110 yrs.
1st cycle (ICSI)....Mar 04 -ve.
2nd cycle (ICSI)....Aug 04 -ve.
3rd cycle FET........May 05 -ve.
4th cycle (ICSI) ... Feb 06 -ve
5th cycle FET ..... Feb/Mar 11

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Post by Yellow » Thu May 01, 2008 9:11 pm

Ugh. I wrote a nice long message, and I lost it. :?

SD, that sounds like a perfect follicle report. It's similar to mine. :) You posted your follicle report before me even though I got mine first. You're a star (or I'm a slacker). I have one at 15, a couple at 13, a couple at 12 and a couple at 11. I go back tomorrow for another u/s.

All the follies may not have eggs, but there may also be new follies that start to grow and catch up. For my first cycle, they said there were about 10 follicles big enough and they retrieved 17 eggs :shock:. I think 18 mm is the size to trigger. We're getting so close!

jharris, good luck on the injections tonight! I have some more excuses for not drinking. I'll post them soon.

Jes, congrats on your official BFP! And thanks for keeping us up to date.

Rubylee, it is funny how clinics differ. I do my stim injection in the belly, too. We don't move until late June and with any luck (fingers crossed, knock on wood) I'll be pregnant then. Oh, I hope this works.

Take care, everyone! Hugs.
Me 34, DH 33
1st IVF: DD born 6/06
2nd IVF: 2/08 BFN
3rd IVF: 5/08, transfer cancelled
1st FET: 7/08, chemical
2nd FET: eventually...

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Post by SDtrying » Thu May 01, 2008 9:37 pm

Wow- Yellow- we are living parallel lives right now! I'm moving soon too, we haven't decide if we'll move late May, early June, or late June. Depends on how much $ we have left after this whole process (or rather how much room we have on the credit card!) We'll definitely hire movers so I don't have to lift if I'm preggo.

Well, you may be slacking on getting us your follie report, but your ovaries certainly aren't slacking! That's amazing, I really thought I was doing pretty good myself (pat on the ol' ovaries), but really yours are stealin' the lime light! (Joking, of course)

So tell me more about your other cycle- you had 17 eggs! how many fertilized? Did you have frosties? I'm wondering if I get a bunch, if I should ask them to freeze some of them. Has any heard of people doing this?
Me-34- 1 tube shy of a pair
DH 33- 6% morphology
TTC- since 1/07
IVF 5/2008-- BFP! (joy to the world)
DS born 1/25/09
planned FET mid-November 2010
still tryin' in the meantime!

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Post by chelly180 » Fri May 02, 2008 12:36 am

Hi yall- so glad to be close to the end of a work week!
I got suckered into working saturday...only for 3 hours but since I am on salary I don't get paid, atleast it goes toward my bonus!

sdtrying- I haven't POAS yet...i dont know if I will. Knowing me, if I do and its neg then I will end up POAS everyday to see if I get a +. I don't know. I told DH last night I was going stir-crazy waiting. He apparently thinks I am already pregnant, so he's no help (as usual!) :wink:

drjen- how are you? when is ET? praying you are doing well

jim- I like your farming analogy! thank you for acknowledging how hard this process is for us! I know DH gets stressed out too. I pray that your beta comes back positive!

jharris- dont worry about the PIO, think of it as a good think if you have to do it for 10weeks! I wish I could have gone to the national prayer ceremony they had here in san antonio, but I had to work of course. But I always say a little prayer every night for all our little buddies! :)

jesjes- yeaaa!!! another BFP!! Our board is rockin'!!!

God Bless you all!!
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DH: 33
TTC: 2 years
1st IVF/ICSI April '08- BFP!
Its a girl! EDD 1-13-09

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Post by baby_or_bust » Fri May 02, 2008 1:06 am

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YAY Jes!!! I am so excited for you!!! Now I'll just pop in to watch those betas double. Congrats!

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Post by Dri-Jim » Fri May 02, 2008 10:18 am

Jes- Congrats! We need to get those #'s up and we will, right?

Courtney- You're too funny. Thanks for all the support.

Sameera, SD, Yellow- You girls are great and you make this so much easier.

Okay girls, today is the day. We go for the test in 1 hour. Going to use the last HPT just because we have one left. I hope the lines come in just as they have the past few days. Darker by the day. I spoke to her nurse yesterday and she sounded cautiously optimistic.

After the test I'll drop her at work and then I'm stopping by the church to say a prayer. I really think we would be good parents and I think God has angels preparing our baby girl (I have a feeling) right now. I have this picture of them brushing her hair that she doesn't even have yet. lol.

Anyway, I AM going to say a prayer for each one of you. You're all wonderful women and you know what family is all about.

God Bless you all and I'll have some answers this afternoon either way.

:)

Jim

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Post by sameera » Fri May 02, 2008 11:45 am

Jim - Good luck - I cannot wait to hear about your beta results!! I really hope it is BFP :)
Me 28 Endometriosis
DH 26 very healthy
ttc 1.5 years
Serophene - 1.5yrs
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Post by courtney » Fri May 02, 2008 2:02 pm

Good luck Jim...I am thinking about you guys!
Me 30
DH 30
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, high FSH
IVF #1: BFP 1st beta:365 2nd: 874
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Post by SDtrying » Fri May 02, 2008 3:57 pm

Dri-Jim

Your post almost made me cry. I'm sure the angel are combing your little girl's hair right now. I hope so much you have a little baby girl, I always hope that good men have little girls to love and care for (obviously if your little one is a boy we'll be thrilled too!). Thanks for your prays, I'll be thinking of you this morning and can't wait for those beta results. What time will you hear from the clinic?
Me-34- 1 tube shy of a pair
DH 33- 6% morphology
TTC- since 1/07
IVF 5/2008-- BFP! (joy to the world)
DS born 1/25/09
planned FET mid-November 2010
still tryin' in the meantime!

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Post by SDtrying » Fri May 02, 2008 3:59 pm

Yellow- I want that follie report on my desk by 5pm tonight!!!! :lol:
Me-34- 1 tube shy of a pair
DH 33- 6% morphology
TTC- since 1/07
IVF 5/2008-- BFP! (joy to the world)
DS born 1/25/09
planned FET mid-November 2010
still tryin' in the meantime!

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Post by Dri-Jim » Fri May 02, 2008 4:30 pm

SDtrying wrote:Dri-Jim

Your post almost made me cry. I'm sure the angel are combing your little girl's hair right now. I hope so much you have a little baby girl, I always hope that good men have little girls to love and care for (obviously if your little one is a boy we'll be thrilled too!). Thanks for your prays, I'll be thinking of you this morning and can't wait for those beta results. What time will you hear from the clinic?
SD-

Thanks, that's really sweet. I look at how my father-in-law is toward my wife and it's a clue into why she is so wonderful. My wife is Brazilian and her dad and I are very close friends now. It's cool that he can be 5,000 miles away and know that his daughter is in good hands. I hope that I can be the father that he is and the father that my dad was to me. Oh, and our moms are great too. Lucky us!

We had the bw this morning and I'm waiting for the call. I actually stopped at the church my dad used to go to and it was closed this morning. Stopped to see my father at the cemetery too. Finally went to the church next to my house. I did indeed say a prayer for all of you girls and asked God to Bless you each with the child(ren) your heart desires.

Anyway, thanks again. I'll post the results when I get them. I'm praying hard.

And how are your follies coming along? Any new #'s?



Oh Yellow, where are the #'s!!!!!!!!!!!!???????????

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Post by Dri-Jim » Fri May 02, 2008 4:48 pm

GIRLS?


BIG FAT POSITIVE!!!


210 beta, 75 progesterone!!!

God provides.

Bless you all!

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