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siouxsie
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Post by siouxsie » Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:04 am

My internet connection’s been acting up and I’m on jury duty so I don’t have the work hook up, but you’ve all been on my mind.

Reading though the latest posts, I see so much worry. I wish all of us could have the good news and security to feel the pure joy we deserve. I know it’s impossible, especially for those of us who have gone through one of more M/Cs. But, I am trying so hard to believe for all of us. I signed up for a mediation class next month. (At this point, I’ll try anything and everything.) I think earlier in this thread someone mentioned, POPO – pregnant until proven otherwise. That seems real good for all of us right now.

Brit1612
Good luck on beta number two tomorrow.

Mendy Spivey
Welcome. Do you have a transfer date yet?

ionlywant1
Glad you’re up and about again. I am also having bloating and gas, but I’m embracing every symptom as a sign that something’s happening.

Don’t let the worry get you. Your number looks totally normal based on the charts posted earlier. And, you’ve already made it to 6 weeks past your pervious records. Other women not in our shoes, never even get U/S this early. In some ways, it just gives us even more to obsess about. These little critters are growing at an incredible pace. By next week, you’ll likely be measuring up just fine – with a little hb to boot. Besides, after my “lab error” scare there’s only so much I trust them. POPO.

June Bug
Way to go!

Satilu
I’m so sorry this cycle didn’t work out for you. Your spirit of perseverance is inspiring. Hoping your dreams come true next time.

floridagirl1
In my case, I try not to blame myself, but really we just waited too long, thinking everything had to be in place before we started trying. No one ever told me there was an expiration date. My mother had her forth child at 40. It never occurred to me I couldn’t do the same.

I also think there’s truth in your statement about our environment. I recently saw a new study that pointed to common household plastics as a cause of infertility. And that’s just one thing out of the myriad of chemicals and pollutants we encounter daily. I vacillate between thinking RE is amazing and feeling shamed that they can’t do more.

It’s okay to be angry if you need to. Scream, beat a pillow, whatever you need. But, then, pick yourself up and breathe deep and cut yourself a break.

Even the most supportive DH will never entirely relate so it can feel so lonely and painful. But, you are among friends here.

You’re out all the money anyway, so you might as well wait until the horses come in before you rip up your ticket. You know from this thread that there’s so many AF premonitions that lead to BFPs. Hang in there.

Tburks
Hope your cramps subside.

JennLB25
I’ll be sending you good vibes for your appointment and your mother tomorrow. Jobs are a means to an end. Your future baby and your mother are your life. Don’t let an inconsiderate boss stress you out if you can help it. You’ll work it out to see her if you can and if not, at least cell phones make connections easier.

Lilmd
Welcome to OC land. The wait to every milestone feels huge. But, think positively, even when it feels delusional, and know you are not alone.

Tiffichels
Thinking of you. Wishing you a speedy recovery and future success at whatever path you choose to pursue.

BarbD
Your numbers look good. Try not to overthink, be positive. You came out strong and you’ll stay that way.

Kikie, Molly23
Any news on those betas?
07 MC
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9/21/09 She's here! born 5 weeks early, 4lb. 6 oz., 17-1/2 in.

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siouxsie
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Post by siouxsie » Tue Feb 24, 2009 6:46 am

How are you guys getting these tickers to work? I'm stuck.

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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 Molly23 » Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:10 pm

I will write more later but she just called with my 3rd beta and it is 17,432, and my ultrasound is on March 3rd at 2:30.
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Post by tiffichels » Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:12 pm

Thanks for the sympothy notes girls. I took the day off to mourn. I'm just a little numb. Hardest part is I keep thinking back to those 3 little white dots that we saw jiggling around during the insertion. I stayed on my back for 50 hours instead of the recommended 24. There's no reason, in my mind, why it didn't work.

We've decided to try again this next cycle. DH heard of 2 friends of friends who tried again right away and it worked and he wants to try. I figure since I'm already off the coffee and have all of those good vitamins in my body, might as well keep on keeping on.

Thank goodness my work insurance covers most of it.

So I guess I will be back around. Just gotta take a few days to feel sad.

Baby dust to everyone else.
Heather
Me & DH - 38
Severe Endrometriosis Fried Both Tubes

3rd IVF - BFP - Miscarried at 10 weeks
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Post by June Bug » Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:43 pm

tiffichels So sorry to hear the bad news. Good news is that you are ready and able to try again so soon. I will be praying for your BFP this next time.

siouxsie Thanks for all the updates. Is your ultrasound soon? Good luck with that.

I had my 2nd beta today - 16 dp/3dt. It was 1497. My first beta was 13dp/3dt and was 381. So now worry number 3,187 - is 1497 too high? Looks out of range on some of the charts. I was happy because the doctor says it looks good and more than doubled (and hinted at the possibility of twins) ; but now worried looking at these charts. Guess I should just stay off the Internet for now. :roll: My first u/s will be March 10. More waiting....fun, fun, fun.

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Post by JennLB25 » Tue Feb 24, 2009 3:05 pm

Hi ladies. Just got back from my U/S and back at work and boss is on my case to get something specific done for him...so quickly...

RE saw only one sac, but did not see a fetus in it. :(

My right ovary is the size of my fist and left ovary is only a little smaller. Both ovaries have cysts which he said may rupture.

He wants me back for my regularly scheduled U/S to see if we see a fetus at that point or not. I'm a little concerned that they did not see a fetus!! :cry:

I'll let you all know.


About my mom, half of her heart is 30% blocked and the other half where she has a stint already is 34% blocked. They said that her heart is operating at about 70% and they said that was good enough. The thing they are worried about is her blood pressure, it has been 180/95 for the last two days! They said she HAS to get it down.

I have to go get some work done.

Thanks again ladies for the support!!
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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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Post by Molly23 » Tue Feb 24, 2009 3:10 pm

JennLB25- Did your doctor act concerned that he did not see a fetus. From what I have read just on this board it is normal not to see a fetus this early I think. I think that is why my doctor is so strict about waiting until 6 weeks to be sure at that point you can see the fetal pole and heartbeat. I kept wishing my utltrasound was earlier but from what I am seeing on here it makes women just more of a nervous wreck to have it done so early.
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is bleeding normal in 2ww?? more than spotting!!!!

Post by konahart » Tue Feb 24, 2009 3:12 pm

I am a complete NEWBIE!! This is my first IVF treatment. I had my ET on Feb. 13th and had 2eggs transfered. I go in for my BETA test on Feb. 27th. I started spotting and had some blood clots coming out yesterday (23rd day#11after ET). I have the feeling that I ALWAYS do when I am about to start my period. :( Today I woke up and the blood is a redish color, still has a brown color to it but definately red. Is this BAD? I will take an advice I can get.......thks

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Post by JennLB25 » Tue Feb 24, 2009 3:12 pm

Molly...AMEN to that!!! It does make it more nerve-racking!!! RE didn't seem too concerned but said we should be able to see something next week. It's just scary not seeing it, ya know. He did say that over the next week and 2 days that it needs to at least double in size. So, all I can do is pray, pray, pray.
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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Post by Molly23 » Tue Feb 24, 2009 3:23 pm

You and I are both in are 5th week, so we both need to stop being so nervous I guess. Both of our beta's are great. When is your ultrasound next week? I know there will be something to see there at that point.
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Post by Molly23 » Tue Feb 24, 2009 3:31 pm

You and I are both in are 5th week, so we both need to stop being so nervous I guess. Both of our beta's are great. When is your ultrasound next week? I know there will be something to see there at that point.
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JennLB25
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Post by JennLB25 » Tue Feb 24, 2009 6:05 pm

Molly...my U/S is scheduled for March 5th. Can't get here soon enough!! :roll:
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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Post by lilmd » Tue Feb 24, 2009 7:12 pm

Is there anyone left on this group that are still on their 2 WW? Seems like most of the people still on this thread are already finished the 2WW and on to their beta's and U/S... should I start a new thread?

Just wondering if anyone out there is on the 2WW and having any possible symptoms...

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Post by kt257 » Tue Feb 24, 2009 7:39 pm

Hi lilmd! I'm still in the 2WW. My BETA is on Thursday. It does seem like everyone on here already has their BFP!! I'm hoping for their luck to rub off on the rest of us too!!

As for symptoms, I feel like I keep asking this question too. I can't really say I have any symptoms right now. I've had a headache for the last few days but other than that, nothing crazy. It seems like a lot of people said they had no symptoms and felt like AF was coming and then got their BFP. I'm hoping that's the case b/c I've had those moments when I was sure AF was on her way too!!

What about you? Any symptoms? When is your BETA (sorry - I can't remember)

Jenn - I'm so glad to hear your u/s went well today and everything with your mom was good. Hopefully you are feeling better about everything now too!

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Post by lilmd » Tue Feb 24, 2009 7:46 pm

Oh my.. I just stared my wait... I just had my day 4 transfer on Friday 2/20...I don't get to test until 3/6. I think headache is a good sign... but could also be for the progesterone. I actually reviewed how I was feeling prior to the transfer because I knew I would be going crazy thinking everything might be a sign. I have actually had some pressure I guess in my uterus... nothing earth shattering but also I don't normally feel that way. I was just pregnant in Nov/Dec but had a miscarriage at 9 weeks. There were for sure days that I felt like I was normal and not pregnant and other days that I did... no rhyme or reason. Good luck to you... hope there are more BFP's in the group!!!

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