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usmcwife14
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Post by usmcwife14 » Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:37 pm

Ok girls I finally made it through the 2ww and my beta is tomorrow morning, yayyyy!!! Today I am 9dp a 5dt and I caved took a hpt, I have taken three and all of them were a dark BFP! So I am so excited!!! I feel very blessed, but I still want to hear it from my doctor tomorrow. I hope all of you are doing well and sending lots of baby dust your way :D

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Post by rsdrisco » Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:44 am

usmcwife14 - YAY! That is so exciting! I love hearing about the BFPs! Please keep us all in the loop on your beta #s, u/s and everything else.

Stay Positive - I'm glad to hear there's another "oldie" in the group, too! Are you trying for baby #1 or do you have any other children? I have a DS who is going to be 4 in the fall. We conceived him naturally, but I have been pregnant a total of 5 times that I know of and only have 1 child. We are doing IVF because of my age (my DH is 35) and because we found out I am a carrier of a chromosomal issue. DH's spermies are fine. Even though the issues are with my eggies, we're still trying with my eggs instead of going the donor egg route. We figure we might as well try IVF to see if we get lucky. Good luck with your cycle!

I go for my 1st u/s tomorrow morning to measure my follies after being on stims since Friday. I hope it goes well. I've felt fine through the stimming process so far (no adverse side effects). I hope it continues.

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Post by rsdrisco » Wed Jun 03, 2009 1:16 pm

Okay, I'm back from my day 5 u/s. I have 8 follies measuring between 12 and 16 mm and two more lagging a bit behind. The nurse thinks I might do my trigger this weekend and egg retrieval by Monday! I'm getting excited!

I should get my E2 levels back later this morning and should know when they want to do the next u/s. The nurse thinks I'll probably be in for the u/s on Friday morning.

How are you all doing?

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Post by usmcwife14 » Thu Jun 04, 2009 12:04 am

Ok ladies I had my first beta today and it was 600!!!! So it is a BFP for me!!! I am actually in shock right now, but so happy and feeling so blessed. Wishing BFP for all you girls too!! Spreading lots of baby dust your way.

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Post by lauren526 » Thu Jun 04, 2009 1:34 am

CONGRATS MCWIFE14!!!!! I am sooooo happy for you!

Wish me luck for my retrieval tomorrow!

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Post by alexis » Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:13 am

Hello again ladies! Sorry it's been a little while since I've posted. It sounds like there are a lot of successful and very positive cycles going on right now! Let's keep the good karma going! I hope we are all lucky in achieving our BFP this month!!!

I have a few terminology questions; what do these abbreviations stand for?
PUPO
2WW
DPO
BCPS

Thanks in advance for teaching me the lango!

Rosario: Sounds like super exciting news for you...keep us posted on your beta test! Do you feel any different?

FFZ: How did your ER go? I hope you are feeling comfortable today. Let us know what you find out about your embies:)

Stay Positive: How are you doing?

saunagrl: How are you doing?

Eve3860: How did your beta test go?

acornmom: Super congratulations to you! Are you feeling any different?

Lauren526: Good luck with your ER!! Let us know how it goes!

rsdrisco: How is everything coming along? We are fellow upstate New Yorkers...are you seeing Dr. Kiltz?

hopeful_009: How are you feeling? Are you still having your ER on June 5th?

usmcwife1: Super congratulations to you as well! I like all of the BFPs! Are you feeling any different yet?

As for me, I had my ER last Thursday, 12 eggs, 11 injected (ICSI) and then only 3 were reported as fertilized the next day. I was so upset all Friday because other friends I had talked to usually had more fertilization. I was so worried all weekend that I wouldn't have any embryos to transfer. Monday morning came along and as soon as the doctor came in the room, he showed us the pictures of 9 embryos!!! I was so thrilled I started crying! I'm still not quite sure why they only told me three on that Friday, but moving forward it doesn't matter! I had my ET on Day 4, so my 2 embryos were late morula/early blastocysts. We were told they looked great, so hopefully one or both of them will stick! Going through all of these fertility treatments, I truly think I am in tune with my body, so I'm wondering if I will notice any settle changes/feelings between now and the beta test. I am so scared to take a home pregnancy test; my husband really doesn't want me to either, so I'm going to try to wait until June 11th...we'll see if I can make it!

I have one other question: what are normal "beta" numbers? I guess I just assumed you took a pregnancy test and it was either positive or negative. What is the significance of the beta numbers? I've heard of chemical pregnancies...what are those?

I will try to be better about checking more often now. I'm thinking of you girls :D Baby dust to all!

Alexis
35 yr/DH 35yr, unexplained infertility
IVF #1, 2009, have beautiful son (2/3/10)
IVF #2 and #3, BFN
IVF#4; BFP!! 1st Beta 260, 2nd Beta 466 (12/16), 3rd Beta 5142 (12/23), 1st ultrasound=2 gestational sacs, 2nd ultrasound=TWINS with heartbeats
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Post by Stay Positive » Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:33 am

Hope everyone is doing well. I agree--there seems to be a lot of positive news already on this thread! Perhaps it bodes well for all of us! :D

rsdrisco: No, I do not have any other children yet (unless you count 4 dogs), so we are soooooo hopeful that this will work. I guess it's better late than never, but of course I am wishing I could turn back the clock, but I can't, so I just have to Stay Positive (hence, the name!). You are very lucky to alrady have a 4 year old! How great!

usmcwife: CONGRATS!!!! Holy moly--that is SUCH good news! I am living vicariously through you and very happy for your wonderful news.

Alexis: Today is the official START of my first ever IVF cycle. Just swallowed that first bcp and have about 2 weeks before the real meds start. I am thinking positively and getting excited (yet also scared to death of all these meds)......I'll keep everyone posted. I can tell you that BCPS means birth control pills, and 2WW means two week wait (after ET). Also, Good luck with everything! You are so close and I'm glad that the news got better for you! YAY!!!!

Everyone else, take care!!

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Post by usmcwife14 » Thu Jun 04, 2009 4:01 am

lauren526 Good luck tomorrow on your ER, I am wishing lots and lots of good eggs for you!

Alexis No I don't really have any symptoms, just some cramping still, very bloated and emotional. Other then that nothing, I don't even have the sore boobs everyone else has. At first it kinda scared me, but now I just think its too early, most women don't even know their pregnant yet.


Stay Positive Wishing you a good first cycle. This was my first ever cycle too, so it can happen! Sending lots and lots of baby dust your way :lol:

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Post by hopeful_009 » Thu Jun 04, 2009 10:52 am

Stay positive: Hi there. Last night I took my Ovidrel shot. Its amazing that these injections are actually seeming a lot less painless than I remember when I did my IUI's. Anyway this morning I took my first antibiotic and tomorrow at 09h30 I am at the clinic for the egg retrieval. I havent experienced any serious ovulation cramping yet. Hope that's not a bad sign. my breasts are very sore and big. I have resorted to wearing ugly old-lady style bras cos they are so much more comfortable right now :lol:

Tomorrow I have take pretty much all my meds which includes the antibiotic, Estrofem, Cyclogest and Meticorten. I will keep you posted on how things went.

Alexis: Am excited and afraid at the same time but I guess thats pretty normal. My procedure is tomorrow morning. Am keeping my fingers very tightly crossed for you and your little embryos. I have learnt through my IUI's not to rely on tweaks and twinges as signs of anything cos' they are so fickle . Just stay positive, not much longer to go now.

Hopeful009

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Post by hopeful_009 » Thu Jun 04, 2009 11:15 am

Alexis: Here's my try at the abbreviations:

2ww - two week wait
DPO - days past/post ovulation
BCPs - birth control pills

Am also curious about the PUPO.

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Post by rsdrisco » Thu Jun 04, 2009 1:21 pm

Staypositive - I thank my lucky stars every day that I have my DS. It'll happen for you, too! I know it! My older sister had identical twin girls at 42 and another woman that I take aerobics with recently had a baby at 43 or 44! So it can happen, even after 40.

alexis - I am in rochester, ny. I go to the Strong Fertility Center and see a # of different doctors (depending on who is on that day). I kind of like it that way. And the nurses are wonderful there! You can see "normal" beta #s at this website: http://www.americanpregnancy.org/during ... evels.html. Also, if you just do a google search on beta levels, you can check out many other sites that list this type of information.

usmcwife14 - That beta is huge! How many DPT are you? Are you thinking there's a good chance it might be multiples?

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Post by rsdrisco » Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:24 pm

I am scheduled for another u/s tomorrow morning. My E2 levels yesterday were 1014, so the nurse lowered my follistim dosage again. She thinks I will probably do the trigger this Saturday night and go in for ER on Monday morning!

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Post by Eve2860 » Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:50 pm

ladies ,
I received my BFP this morning my beta is at 166
Best of luck to all
Eve

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Post by Stay Positive » Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:56 pm

Eve2860,

I love how you just casually slipped that in.........no big deal! :D

CONGRATS to you! Boy, it seems like there are so many positives going on in this thread! I am happy for you and as I said to another poster who also got a BFP, I will live vicariously through you until it's my turn.

Now go celebrate!!!!!!!

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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Post by usmcwife14 » Thu Jun 04, 2009 11:49 pm

rsdrisco Yes, the nurse says there is a good chance of twins. Its either twins or a really strong singleton. The nurse said they like to see numbers high then 100 for a healthy pregnancy and mine was 600. Either way I am happy happy happy :lol:
Eve2860
Congrats!!! So happy for you, we had ET on the same day it must have been a very lucky!
And everyone else hope you all are doing and feeling well
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Me(25)DH(25)
Male Factor
1st Ivf~ 1st beta 10dp5dt: 586 BFP!!!!
2nd beta 16dp5dt: 3527
TWINS!!!!
Boy/Girl Twins January 2010
Surprise baby girl December 2010!!!!!

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