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Molly23
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Post by Molly23 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:09 pm

jgoch & adam I am so sorry you guys did not get the news you want. I know it is tough, and I am thinking about the two of you.

tiffichels- You sound just like me during my two week wait. Nobody can prepare you for how long the wait actually is and how much you panic. Like you I had symptoms at first but they went away. I panicked so much I ended up POAS. I got a BFN at first but it changed to a BFP. Of course I am not encouraging it because HPT are really evil. Just try to keep yourself busy this weekend, so the time will pass quicker. I know it is hard. Hang in there.
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Post by tiffichels » Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:19 pm

Thank you so much Molly23!! That makes me feel much better. The cramps have actually eased a little which probably wouldn't be happening if AF was coming so I feel confident again (for now). Congrats on your BFP. We pray for that every day.
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3rd IVF - BFP - Miscarried at 10 weeks
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kt257
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Post by kt257 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:37 pm

Hey stayinpositive - it is nice to have someone on the same schedule. We can pull for eachother!!

As for symptoms, I was crampy after the transfer but not as bad right now. I'm a little more tired than usual and am very bloated but nothing too crazy. I don't really have any clear symptoms yet. So I'm just waiting for next Thursday....hoping for the best and maybe some sort of symptom to make it clear!!

Are you considering doing a HPT?? I think I'm going to try to wait for my BETA but we'll see. My DH really wants me to wait.....

Molly 23 - what kind of symptoms did you have before your positive test?

tiffichels - Good luck on your upcoming BETA too!! You are so lucky that you just have to make it through the weekend!! I'm hoping for the best for you.

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Post by brit1612 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 5:00 pm

Siouxsie- That is great! I am so happy for you. I have been worried for you with those original beta numbers, but now they look great! Congrats.

Carmen- That is awesome that you are going to be having twins. My husband and I have always hoped we would have twins. Of course we would be thrilled with one healthy child. As hard as it is for some of us to get pregnant having two with one pregnancy is great! I totally understand you being nervous, I think I would be too.

Jgoch and adam- Sorry to hear about your news. I have been through 4 ivf's and I am on my first fet right now. It never feels like you will be able to move forward, but I think that the thing that kept us going was the idea that we weren't through trying. I have always felt like the question was not "would we have kids, but when would we". I think this attitude has helped but it is still hard.

ionlywant1- thank for the thoughts today on my beta. I went in this morning bright and early, but will not get the results until late this afternoon.

Good luck to everyone with betas and ultrasounds coming up. Looking forward to hearing a lot more good news! Welcome all of the newbies, hope your 2ww flies by!
After 7 attempts (2 negatives/3 miscarriages), we have TWO miracle boys!! If you would like to hear our story, please visit http://www.ivfsuccessstories.info. Never give up, it can happen for you!!

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Post by Molly23 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 5:03 pm

Brit- Good luck today. I cannot wait to hear your results. :D
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Post by JennLB25 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:08 pm

tburks...any results yet???
Married and TTC 11 years
1st IVF
ER 1/28, ET 2/2 (2 blasts)
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2/16 - 1st BETA 14dp5dt=[b]830[/b]
2/18 - 2nd BETA16dp5dt=[b]1962[/b]
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Post by missygirl » Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:13 pm

Brit.....good luck and let us know how things went! You must be just sitting on the phone!!!!
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Post by ionlywant1 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:22 pm

jgoch I'm sorry to hear about your news. This is my third cycle of IVF. The first time that it "failed" I was devastated. I cried. The stims were hard, getting vaginal ultrasounds were hard, taking time off from work was hard and keeping it from people that I knew was hard. Then I cried some more. I questioned why some people who have no desire to get pregnant get pregnant and I questioned why I, who am fit to be a darned good mother, should be deprived of this great responsibility. In the end I decided that having a child was not what defined me as a person. Sure, some part of me would always long for a child, but I have a DH who loves me, a supportive family, a great career. Physically and emotionally I probably would have stopped after 1. Scientifically I reasoned that IVF is not a guarantee. Its a probablility game. Based on my age and our "issues" they gave a 33% chance of conceiving. That meant 1 in 3 cycles would take. Some are lucky in that the first cycle takes. The rest of us have to reevaluate if we want to keep playing this game 2 or 3 more times. I did another cycle with the same RE and that was negative from the start. I lost faith with this clinic because to "tweak" the protocol, all they did was up my dose of follistim. I looked up a website called SART.org and they post success rates at various clinics. What each clinic defines "success" is not so clear cut but it was a way to compare. So I went on a hunt, found a place that gave a 48% success (pregnancy up to 12 weeks) and so far so good. I only got 7 eggs an of those only 1 made it to day 5 for transfer. That little one is cooking inside me right now. There is no right or wrong answer, just what feels right to you. Either way, you should know you're part of our sorority now...

Adam This is equally hard for you. My DH said he felt powerless because there was nothing he could do. Just being there and giving extra hugs and kissess means the world.
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Me 35; poor eggs
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Post by siouxsie » Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:36 pm

Crazy day today. So many new friends to welcome and old friends to catch up with! I’ll try to write more tonight, but in the meantime I just wanted to pop on to encourage everyone with milestones today.

Brit1612 – You can do it. Go, go, go!

*Ert* and Barb
Tell us all about those gorgeous ultrasounds.
07 MC
08 IVF: lost twins 1 MC/1 anencephaly
1/30/09 FET: BFP!
9/21/09 She's here! born 5 weeks early, 4lb. 6 oz., 17-1/2 in.

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Post by tburks » Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:42 pm

Ok my results finally!!!

497 :D :D :D
RE said it was wonderful and set up my ultrasound for March 6th!!!
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ET 2/5 - 1-8 cell 1-6 cell
BETA 2/17 187
BETA 2/19 497

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Post by bdantonio » Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:45 pm

See you are fine... it more then doubled congrats!!!! :wink: :D
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Post by brit1612 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:31 pm

Just wanted to let everyone know that I got my official BFP!!! It was 1225!! We are so excited because we have always had low numbers in the past, we are hoping it could even mean twins. Thanks for all the thoughts today. The nurse did tell me that my progesterone was low (11), they like it to be above a 20. She added another shot of progesterone, so now I will be on one in the am and one in the pm. I don't know if I should be worried about this? Does anyone know what it might mean?? Thanks for any input.

Tburk- congrats on the good numbers!

Hope all is going well with everyone, will catch up later.
After 7 attempts (2 negatives/3 miscarriages), we have TWO miracle boys!! If you would like to hear our story, please visit http://www.ivfsuccessstories.info. Never give up, it can happen for you!!

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Post by siouxsie » Fri Feb 20, 2009 4:21 am

Thanks to all of you for your supportive words. Frankly, I usually pop poo all those e-networking trends, but this forum has been really helpful. A little bit of relating goes a long way.

Brit1612
Hooray! That number is huge – smells like adorable little twins.

I’ve heard that progesterone is very rarely a real issue and that REs just like to fiddle with to cover all the bases.

Kikie
Looking good. Let’s see that strong beta tommorow!

ionlywant1
Your story was so encouraging. Of course, I am now wondering which clinic you used? Where in CA are you? I’m in LA

kt257
I have heard that your symptoms generally mimic your mother’s. Mine told me she only threw up once throughout 4 pregnancies. Then, again the doc also told her it was okay to smoke as long as she didn’t smoke more than a pack a day.

I have felt a little nausea, but haven’t actually thrown up. Every time I tell DH I don’t feel well, he says “good.”

I was too scared to POAS myself. I wanted to hold on to the hope as long as possible.

JennLB25
Sorry about your Mom. Hopefully thinking about being a grandma will help her recover quickly.

Agoch and jgoch
Welcome to you both. I’m so sorry this time didn’t work out for you. This is an impossible and painful process and there are no words to make it feel better. Just know there are a lot of us who can relate and feel your grief. Sadly, none of us have good answers to your questions. Personally, I found the second cycle much harder emotionally. But, I also knew I just had to do it. I don’t want to regret not doing all I could later on. I do think it has brought me and my DH closer together. One thing I have learned is not to put too much faith in numbers. (Our odds were only about 12% and here we are BFP, and hopefully it’ll keep thriving.)

RosiePosie
Glad you’re hanging in there. Keep us posted. By all means, take a break if you need to.

Stayinpositive
Welcome. We did 3day, but they didn’t even give us a choice.

Carmen
Wow! I would love twins and you will, too. Don’t be nervous, you have 8 more months to figure it out.

floridagirl1
I really think 7 days is too early. At 10dpt3dt, I had an HCG of 41. Given the normal doubling thing, most POAS wouldn’t have registered it at day 7. This blip will make it so much sweeter if you do get BFP. Also, Molly23 did POAS which was negative, but she’s positive now.

Tiffichels
Welcome. Almost there now.

Tburks
Way to go!
07 MC
08 IVF: lost twins 1 MC/1 anencephaly
1/30/09 FET: BFP!
9/21/09 She's here! born 5 weeks early, 4lb. 6 oz., 17-1/2 in.

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Post by siouxsie » Fri Feb 20, 2009 4:22 am

Thanks to all of you for your supportive words. Frankly, I usually pop poo all those e-networking trends, but this forum has been really helpful. A little bit of relating goes a long way.

Brit1612
Hooray! That number is huge – smells like adorable little twins.

I’ve heard that progesterone is very rarely a real issue and that REs just like to fiddle with to cover all the bases.

Kikie
Looking good. Let’s see that strong beta tommorow!

ionlywant1
Your story was so encouraging. Of course, I am now wondering which clinic you used? Where in CA are you? I’m in LA

kt257
I have heard that your symptoms generally mimic your mother’s. Mine told me she only threw up once throughout 4 pregnancies. Then, again the doc also told her it was okay to smoke as long as she didn’t smoke more than a pack a day.

I have felt a little nausea, but haven’t actually thrown up. Every time I tell DH I don’t feel well, he says “good.”

I was too scared to POAS myself. I wanted to hold on to the hope as long as possible.

JennLB25
Sorry about your Mom. Hopefully thinking about being a grandma will help her recover quickly.

Agoch and jgoch
Welcome to you both. I’m so sorry this time didn’t work out for you. This is an impossible and painful process and there are no words to make it feel better. Just know there are a lot of us who can relate and feel your grief. Sadly, none of us have good answers to your questions. Personally, I found the second cycle much harder emotionally. But, I also knew I just had to do it. I don’t want to regret not doing all I could later on. I do think it has brought me and my DH closer together. One thing I have learned is not to put too much faith in numbers. (Our odds were only about 12% and here we are BFP, and hopefully it’ll keep thriving.)

RosiePosie
Glad you’re hanging in there. Keep us posted. By all means, take a break if you need to.

Stayinpositive
Welcome. We did 3day, but they didn’t even give us a choice.

Carmen
Wow! I would love twins and you will, too. Don’t be nervous, you have 8 more months to figure it out.

floridagirl1
I really think 7 days is too early. At 10dpt3dt, I had an HCG of 41. Given the normal doubling thing, most POAS wouldn’t have registered it at day 7. This blip will make it so much sweeter if you do get BFP. Also, Molly23 did POAS which was negative, but she’s positive now.

Tiffichels
Welcome. Almost there now.

Tburks
Way to go!
07 MC
08 IVF: lost twins 1 MC/1 anencephaly
1/30/09 FET: BFP!
9/21/09 She's here! born 5 weeks early, 4lb. 6 oz., 17-1/2 in.

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Post by JennLB25 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 4:23 pm

Brit1612
Yeah! That number is huge – just might be twins!

I don't know anything about the progesterone though, sorry.

Kikie
Hope you get a great beta!

ionlywant1
Way to stay strong :D !!!! I don't know if I would have kept going. I pray this one is THE one for you!!

kt257
Please, please, please...wait for the beta and don't use those :evil: sticks!! Hope this is THE one for you too.

I was also too scared to POAS myself. I also wanted to hold on to the hope as long as possible, though I honestly didn't expect to see a positive at the RE (which I did!)..

siouxsie
Thanks for the kind words about my mom!

As for you, way to beat those odds!!! I pray that your little peanut grows strong and healthy and you have a happy and healthy nine months.

Agoch and jgoch
Welcome to both of you. I’m so sorry this cycle didn’t work for you. Siouxsie is right, this is an impossible and painful process and there are no words to make it feel better. Try to stay strong and be supportive of each other. A lot of times this process can either MAKE or BREAK a marriage. I pray it MAKES yours. Good luck.

RosiePosie
Keep us posted, we're here for you.

Stayinpositive
Welcome.

Carmen
Wow! I twins, that's so exciting. I would probably be nervous too, aw, who am I kidding, I am already nervous and I don't know how many I'm having yet. :wink:

floridagirl1
From what a lot of women say, 7 days is too early. Try to stay away from those :evil: sticks until BETA. :wink: I know, easy to say but hard to do, right? :roll:

Tiffichels
Welcome. I had what I thought was AF cramps, and still do at times, and I just got my BFP on Monday!! Try not to over-analyze every pain :wink: , I know it's hard to do, as I'm still doing it. :lol:

Tburks
CONGRATS again![/quote]
Married and TTC 11 years
1st IVF
ER 1/28, ET 2/2 (2 blasts)
13 frosties
2/16 - 1st BETA 14dp5dt=[b]830[/b]
2/18 - 2nd BETA16dp5dt=[b]1962[/b]
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