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babyhope1
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Post by babyhope1 » Sun Sep 13, 2009 4:55 am

Thanks Chris for the username and password to the photobucket again. I posted pictures and yes, for all those interested, my belly was huge. No, lets say gigantic!!! I have a pic up there of the enormous abdomen just before delivery. Also pics of the twins, they look nothing alike, he has brown hair, she is a blonde but they look just like mini me of my husband and I. We have had sleepless nights here in Santa Clara, CA...possible colic and very gassy babies. We switched formulas which seems to help. All my best...
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Post by gina1234 » Sun Sep 20, 2009 2:38 am

hey ladies i know it has been along time but it is hard to get on the computer these days...eric is a wonderful baby but i cant seem to put him down i love hold him plus i am still breastfeeding so it is kinda hard typing with a baby while he is feeding....eric is now 2 months old & weighs about 14lbs he is getting so big i will post new pics on photobucket soon....anyways i just wanted to let u know i am thinking of u all & hugs to u all.....xoxoxo
Me 29 pcos
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Post by NY4thtry » Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:19 pm

Hi all

great to see everyones good news..

as for me got the test results back on my last 4 embies.. 3 abnormal 1 inconclusive...
so dissapointing..
we only have 2 good ones i am so scared....
Me 43 dh 65
6 cycles 3 chemicals
13+ banking cycles. 2 failed transfers to Surro
12/9 transfer 2 hatching blasts to surro beta 12/ 15

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Post by to_have_fun08 » Mon Sep 21, 2009 10:28 pm

Ny4thtry - Hang in there, I know it is scary but you still have a shot. Those CHG normal embies are supposed to be the best. Liamsmommy(I think that is here login here) did 3 rounds of IVf to get CGH normal eggs, I think she ended up with 2 or 3 normal and is now 8 + weeks PG. I am keeping my fingers crossed that one or both of those normal embies bring you home a baby.


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Post by wonderce » Tue Sep 22, 2009 2:37 pm

Chris, I love your quote at the bottom of your profile. I can't remember if I commented about AP yet but I went before and after ER and ET. I'm not sure if it helped or was just the IVF that did it, but was relaxing nonetheless. Does your insurance cover it? So November is your next cycle? I'm glad you liked the picture on photobucket. I'm going to try and post a new one.

Marynaz, I can understand how busy you must be with with your boys. I took Caitlyn to visit a good friend who had twins (boys too) at the end of July. What a wonderful double blessing! She says she gets stopped by people every time she takes them out though. Does that happen to you?

Wishing4blessings, glad to hear you're having so much fun with your baby girl. I go back to work this Friday and have been crying on and off the last couple of weeks. I really don't want to leave my girl. The good and bad news is that my DH is still out of work, so he'll stay home with her until he gets a job. I'm a bit jealous in a way but at least she won't be in daycare yet. I'll check photobucket for your pictures! As for breastfeeding, you should try Fenugreek. I was having trouble pumping enough milk and my pediatrician recommended it. It's herbal and can find at GNC or any vitamin/nutrition store. Just a suggestion!

Lynniecat, I can't wait to see your pictures. I'll check out photobucket and the website. Wow, views of the Golden Gate Bridge! I thought we had a good labor and delivery room, but it sounds like your's tops it. Hopefully your DH will come around if you really want to try for another. I agree about getting together after Chris and NY get their BFP's. We could all celebrate our miracles together!

Babyhope, sorry to hear about the issues with gas and colic. We also had similar issues and she still suffers some from it. Have you tried Little Tummy's Gripe Water? It seems to help us!

Hi Gina, good to hear that you and Eric are doing so well. And he sounds like such a healthy boy! I'll be checking Photobucket for your pics too. Are you going back to work? Any ideas for a career for stay-at-home moms? It's wishful thinking but I'd love to be here with Caitlyn.

NY, congrats on your 2 good embies. When will you go for ET? I read Chris' post about Liamsmommy and sounds like it went well for her.

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Post by karenvancouverisland » Fri Sep 25, 2009 3:45 pm

hi all, sorry i rarely post any more, but i always read...our lives are good. nathan's great, and just a wonderful joy. i so hope for you chris and NY to join the rest of us in babyland. it breaks my heart to hear your sadness and longing. i remember those days wwell.

so somebody had suggested we possibly look for another venue to keep communicating- and i'd like to suggest personal group emails.. so we can include pictures. that way we can do both in one (as opposed to here and photobucket).. or maybe i should just get my sh$% to gether and get on photobucket.

so if you're into this, private message me your email, and i'll circulate them to those who respond. i'd personally like to do this as i love sharing photos of us and nate, and love loooking at photos of others lives along with hearing update.s

all the best to everyone...ps. i'm curious- in canada we get 1year of parental leave from our jobs, and employment insurance benefits during that time- is it not similar in th states?
38 yrs. DOR, TTC since '04, recommended DE but didn't listen
3 IVF's & 1 FET: 1 cancellation, 1 m/c @ 12 wks, 1 chemical, 1 miracle boy & miracle 'natural' PG right now while waiting to cycle (WTF?)
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Post by lynniecat » Sun Sep 27, 2009 7:43 pm

Babyhope!!! You are in Santa Clara??? I am in San Jose! Where did you deliver? El Camino or Stanford? I actual was up a UCSF!
Me: 44 severely reduced reserve
DH: 44 perfect
IVF 1: Feb 08 -BFP twins (lost one at 7 weeks, one at 13 weeks) :-(
IVF 2: June 08 -BFN :-(
IVF 3: September 08 -BFN :-(
IVF 4: November 08 - Katherine Emma born 8/9/2009 :D

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Post by lynniecat » Sun Sep 27, 2009 10:20 pm

I would love to have a personal email group or yahoo group or anything like that where we can keep and touch and post pictures. Karen has my email already so I hope everyone else wants to participate. I know NY is a big shot ;-) on wall street, so I could see her feeling a bit more private as she may have big name clients and would want to keep her private life out of the mix, but well, I should not speak for her!!!! LOL! Bad Lynnie!

NY NY NY NY, you have like 90 plus percent chance with those two embryos so don't be super bummed out. Put one back, but make DAMN sure that your uterus is perfect. A nice thick lining, etc. That one will take for sure and if not the other will! I feel pretty dang confident about that!

I had 2 normals out of 12 ebros, so it seems about right to me!!!1 zI mean why would it not work?

When is the FET?
Me: 44 severely reduced reserve
DH: 44 perfect
IVF 1: Feb 08 -BFP twins (lost one at 7 weeks, one at 13 weeks) :-(
IVF 2: June 08 -BFN :-(
IVF 3: September 08 -BFN :-(
IVF 4: November 08 - Katherine Emma born 8/9/2009 :D

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Post by karenvancouverisland » Sun Sep 27, 2009 10:32 pm

hi all! thanks lynn...babyhope's on board too. it'd be nice to share those pictures along with updates. i know i'm a photo-taking maniac with nathan these days. he's cooing and smiling lots lately. alert and engaging. it's so darling, i really didn't know how wonderful babies were before him :D
38 yrs. DOR, TTC since '04, recommended DE but didn't listen
3 IVF's & 1 FET: 1 cancellation, 1 m/c @ 12 wks, 1 chemical, 1 miracle boy & miracle 'natural' PG right now while waiting to cycle (WTF?)
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Post by lynniecat » Mon Sep 28, 2009 7:33 am

Someone tell me how to post on photobucket...

You can see my pictures at katherineemma.shutterfly.com
Me: 44 severely reduced reserve
DH: 44 perfect
IVF 1: Feb 08 -BFP twins (lost one at 7 weeks, one at 13 weeks) :-(
IVF 2: June 08 -BFN :-(
IVF 3: September 08 -BFN :-(
IVF 4: November 08 - Katherine Emma born 8/9/2009 :D

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Post by babyhope1 » Sat Oct 03, 2009 7:24 pm

Yes, I am in Santa Clara, I delivered in San Jose, CA at Good Samaritan!!! I went to Fertility Physicians of Northern California, FPNC and Dr Purcell was my doc. She is the best!!! They also have a Palo Alto location. We should find some mommy groups to join neighbor!!
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Post by lynniecat » Wed Oct 07, 2009 12:44 am

I went to the same clinic as you for some of my testing last round. I moved to San Jose from MD and was still working with my clinic there, I did not want to start with a new clinic, so FPNC agreed to do my initial ultrasound and bloodwork and then I flew to MD once I started stims and finished my round there...

I also had my first u/s post BFP at FPNC and saw De. Purcell when she confirmed the pregnancy was in the uterus! Funny eh??? Yes, I need a mom's group. I don't have one yet. There is a mommy's yoga place in Campbell downtown that looks nice, but its 15 books per session. I was thinking of trying that.

Also there is Las Madres which is 50 bucks a year and a neighbor really liked going to the group, its done by local neighborhood.

Do you have any mommy groups in mind??? Or we could start our own!!
Me: 44 severely reduced reserve
DH: 44 perfect
IVF 1: Feb 08 -BFP twins (lost one at 7 weeks, one at 13 weeks) :-(
IVF 2: June 08 -BFN :-(
IVF 3: September 08 -BFN :-(
IVF 4: November 08 - Katherine Emma born 8/9/2009 :D

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Post by Kas101 » Thu Oct 15, 2009 7:17 pm

Ladies,

I know it has been forever since i posted here but i have checked in now and again, but we have been having a very rough ride. Yes we are STILL in the NICU 5 months later and have endured 5 surgeries between our 3 babies and still we have no discharge in sight for our 2 girls, although our little boy came home last week (on oxygen and a monitor). He is adorable and i just hate leaving my other babies behind every day. Sometimes its hard to stay positive.

If there is a private email being set up i would LOVE to be part of that, i really want to stay in touch with all of you and i think i would be more comfortable sharing all the details in a less public setting...

Kas XXX

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Post by karenvancouverisland » Fri Oct 16, 2009 3:18 am

hi kas!! how wonderful to hear from you..so glad your boy is home and sorry to hear it's been so rough with the girls in the NICU..i could hardly take the 2 weeks nathan was there so i can't imagine how difficult it's been for you!

so a few of us have started private emailing, which i really enjoy as like you said, it allows more details for private sharing, and also photos can easily be attached. private message me your email and i'll connect us all. so far it's just me, baby hope and lynn (lynniecat)...so another would be great! AND ANYONE IS WELCOME FROM THIS THREAD- just message me. kas, i'll look forward to sending you some pics, ttys,karen
38 yrs. DOR, TTC since '04, recommended DE but didn't listen
3 IVF's & 1 FET: 1 cancellation, 1 m/c @ 12 wks, 1 chemical, 1 miracle boy & miracle 'natural' PG right now while waiting to cycle (WTF?)
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Post by to_have_fun08 » Fri Oct 16, 2009 11:48 am

Kas - OMG it is so good to hear from you. Gosh, it has been a long road for you. Happy that your little boy is home. Sending tons of prayers for your little girls to come home. Thanks for taking out a moment and giving us and update.

Karen - I will send you a PM to add me to the group.


AFM - Start stims on Oct 26. Oh YEY!!! This is the last cycle for my eggs so need all the prayers I can get.


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Chris 40- DH 41
6 IVFs Cycles - BFN's
DE Cycle 2/2011 -BFP Jacob born 11/11/11

FET 7/2012 - BFP - Kaylee due 4/3/13

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