Anyone cycling July/August 09?

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Post by Path Finder » Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:12 am

Hi Ladies,

Thank you all so much for the sticky wishes and warm thoughts. :D I have spent the last couple of days finishing up work projects and getting ready for my 3 days of bed rest. My RE called on Saturday to tell me that I have 3 embies waiting to be transfered. :) Prayerfully that is still the case when I go to the office in a few hours. Interestingly enough, it is 2am and I can't sleep a wink - too many emotions running through me right now. So... I figured I should check in and see how my message board friends are doing.

cheekyone - Sending lots of hugs ((hugs)) and PMA your way.
2babiesforkaren - Thanks for the encouraging story. Your fortitude is inspiring. :)
CT_Michele - Sending hugs ((hugs)) your way!
beth84, dogzrule, babiesgalore, dessib08, starwishes, and everyone else on the 2ww - I'm sending up extra prayers for each of you... And here I come!
butterfly78 - Be encouraged because it won't last much longer since your ER in coming up pretty soon.
lw918 - Hopefully you are doing a better job at getting some sleep than I am. :) Lots of sticky dust to you :!:
gi - Loved the comment about walking down the street naked if someone asked :lol: At some point we all probably feel that way.

Sending lots of baby dust and warm wishes your way ladies!

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Post by starwishes » Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:08 am

Hello ladies!
Just had my blood test- should find out in a couple of hours if I will be hitting the wine tonight or keeping with the carrot juice! Not a very PMA way of looking at it - but it kind of feels like waiting for your numbers to come up in the lottery. You dream about it, but can't quite believe it could happen to you!
gi- i know what you mean about being prodded and poked - nothing feels indecent any more!
dogzrule - love the BFP phone conversation! Think I'm going to let my DH take my call - or maybe not....
Thinking of all of you - lots of sparkling, twinkling baby dust to you all x

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Post by gi » Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:43 am

Starwishes: I wish you the very best of luck please god you will be drinking carrot juice :lol: xxxxx
7th IVF finally our precious miracle girl Kayla born 24/11/10, 8th IVF FET Sept 2012 BFP!!!
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Post by Helengb » Mon Jul 27, 2009 12:29 pm

Hi ladies, just a quick one as i have an acupuncture session in half an hour! I just wanted to say yeah! i have just had my scan and my body has responded much better to the higher doses over the weekend - it looks like im around the same as sunny girl with about 5 or 6 follies that are growing now :D So i have two more days of stimming and another scan on wednesday to see how my bad boys are going - ive just had poached eggs for my lunch - am thinking if i eat eggs maybe my body will make more by wednesday (i am seriously losing my sanity now - you wouldnt believe i was a scientist would you??!!!LOL).

Anyway better go for some more needles to be stuck in my body - neddles - i laugh in the face of needles now!! Brinng it on girls - its definitely a pma day!

Starwishes - i have everything i own crossed for you - and hope that glass of wine is a distant 9 months away for you (and of course all of us!)

take care and baby dust to all!

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Post by katie99 » Mon Jul 27, 2009 2:37 pm

hiya girlies!

Boy, for all the weeks you guys did the AF dance for me ( much appreciated michele! :D ) and nothing happened, now the day before the baseline, here it is. yippee at least now I wont be worrying anymore about starting stims without ever have gotten AF! What a crazy thing this ivf is :wink:

lw - Such good luck today for your ET!!! Much stickiness!!!

butterfly - Hoping that your follies grow to the right size!! I know how you feel as my 1st cycle was like that - neverending with nowhere left to stick me anymore. hang on, you're so close now!

gi - thanks for sending us the stickiest of all - the irish dust! :D

starwishes - good luck with your beta - I see it the same way, its just like a big lottery!

tryn4#2 - Welcome! doing the af dance for you!

beth - Isnt it nice when the move is done with? All new space with no clutter - thats the rewarding part. Its almost Wed!!!

sunny - oh, yes, thanks - cant get enough of the pincushion feeling
by next week I'm sure I'll feel that way :cry: Wishing you loads of good luck tomorrow for your ER!!!

michele - How could I forget our fearless leader? never! Dont pay ANY attention to some dopey FB quiz!!! I think that your time is now!! 8)

2babiesforkaren - Welcome! You have sure had a long ivf journey already - heres hoping that it will soon be BFP!

cheeky - BFP flags!!! I love it!! I'll send you some more patience dust - dont worry, Aug 3 is just around the corner!!!

path finder - Good luck with your ET today!!! 3 embies is great!!!

helen - So true! ivf simply takes over your brain! At least here we can get a laugh out of it all! Get back to work & grow those follies!!! :lol:

AFM - I'm super excited to drive 4 hrs roundtrip for my baseline tomorrow. Totally crazy, isnt it?

Hugs & pma to you all!!!
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Lupron start day!

Post by Faith9455 » Mon Jul 27, 2009 3:02 pm

So here is is, finally arrived. Lupron starting tonight, and my last BCP will be Friday. I've decided to do some self pampering through all this. Weekly accupuncture, bi weekly mani-pedi and weekly massage. DH and I went to church yesterday and the sermon was all about creation...with a focus on dirt. Hopefully my soil will be fertile this time around. We had alot of talks this weekend about support, me needing more of it. He has kids from his previose marriage, a boy and a girl, 7 & 9. I've asked him to really pay attention to where we are in the cycle and to take the kids out solo if I'm having a hard time. I love the weekends they are with us when I'm feeling positive, but have a hard time dealing with the bickering and what not when I'm feeling down or am at the tail end of the 2WW. Because they have no idea what we're going through, it's tough. I just can't wait to tell them they'll have a brother or sister..or both :)

Tryn4#2We're cycle buddies as well!

Beth &DogzTwo more days to wait!! Big time baby dust to you both


Babies-

I hope your 2WW is not a hard one..if that's possible


2BabiesforKaren-
We're almost the same cycle as well..one day off :)


Starwishes-
You're almost there!!

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Post by Johannanita » Mon Jul 27, 2009 3:03 pm

Hello Ladies,
Hope you are all having a fab day. I know I am. :0

lw918 - good luck today on your transfer. I hope everything goes well.

Starwishes - I hope to see a BFP post today!! Are you practicing receiving your BFP call for RE like some of the ladies are? I would be. :)

Path Finder - Good luck with ET today. I hope all goes well.

Helengb - I love your egg idea. I don't see why eating more eggs won't make you produce more. lol You are what you eat, right? LMAO. I feel the same way about needles now. I started doing A/P and the during my first session the DR said oh you're doing so well. I'm thinking in my head PLEASE this is a joke compared to what I have to do to myself. lol

Katie99 - are you doing a fresh cycle or FET? I saw you mention stims already so I didn't know. I guess we might not be cycle twins after all.

AFM, thank you all for the AF dance. It worked. I go in tomorrom am for baseline. Can't wait to get started. Once I get my schedule from my RE I'll update everyone. According to my calculations, I should be doing ER around Sept 7th.

Have a great day ladies!
Me-33 severe endo, issues with tubes
DH- 32 Perfect TTC 4 yrs
7/09 1st IVF - cycle cancelled.
8/09 - 2nd IVF cycle ER 9/2 ET 9/5
1st Beta 341, 2nd 1497 1st u/s 10/2 2nd u/s 10/12
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Post by starwishes » Mon Jul 27, 2009 3:53 pm

Thank you ladies for your lovely supportive messages. Looks like I'll be on the carrot juice for a while i hope - v. happy as have a BFP!!!
I would advise anyone on the 2ww not to take a HPT but wait for the blood test - i took one a couple of days ago before the spotting and it was negative, hence my general lack of PMA!
Johannanita - Was so amazed as I think I convinced myself it wasn't to be that I had only practised the BFN conversation with the RE!
gi - I think the good old Irish sticky dust helped there - I am off to visit my parents in ireland in a couple of days so planning to collect more of it over the next week - so more to spread around!
Faith- hang in there!
Helengb - Good luck with the needles!! Am considering getting some acupuncture myself even though my clinic doesn't agree with it- not too sure why as I know studies show it's supposed to really help.
katie - all power to you for your 4 hour trip tomorrow!
Lots of PMA and bucket loads of baby dust to you all! Xxx

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Post by dogzrule » Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:02 pm

starwishes - CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Another BFP here makes me hopeful.

I have been having a very tough morning. I had a tiny bit of spotting on the toilet paper this morning, which is typical of me getting ready to start my period. I also started to feel some very light cramping, also very typical of a period coming soon for me. I keep trying to tell myself that these are also common signs of a pregnancy, but I have NO OTHER symptoms of being pregnant. I'm trying so hard to hang in there, but it's getting tougher. I refuse to take a HPT because I'm terrified of seeing a BFN, so I am waiting until the blood test Wednesday. And I have nothing to do but sit around and think about it. Ugh. :roll:
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1st IVF July 2009 - BFP! 9dp5dt: 31;11dp5dt: 77;14dp5dt: 214; 18dp5dt: 548; 21dp5dt: 1883. DD born 3/30/2010
1st FET July 2011- BFP! 8/3 beta: 178, 8/5 beta 455. DD born 4/4/2012

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Post by Penny2 » Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:11 pm

Starwishes- That is AWESOME! I am so happy for you! This is just the start ladies!! :D

Dogz- hang in there, you have just 2 days left...you made it this far with PMA KEEP IT UP!! :D

Sorry I dont have much time for personals...I am at work! I know shame on me! :shock:

I started lupron last night. During the ultrasound they didnt see sign of ovulation so they sent me home with a window of 1p-5p and IF they called then I didnt ovualate! Well Thank God they DIDNT call, so last night was my first shot of Lupron. I forgot to wait for the alcohol to dry I was so anxious just to do and it stung like crazy! This morning though was a breeze!

Lots of Stickies, Baby Dust and PMA!!

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Post by starwishes » Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:24 pm

Hello Dogzrule - hang in there! I had the whole spotting thing and period like feelings - i was absolutely convinced I wasn't pregnant. Just hang in til Wed...Am sending loads of positive baby vibes your way! Xx

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Post by Faith9455 » Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:27 pm

Penny-

It looks like we'll be neck and neck in the baby race :)

How many days will you be on Lupron before starting stims?

I'm starting Lupron tonight, last BCP on Fri and they have my baseline/tentitive stim start date as Aug 7th if I'm supressed. I was just wondering if 11 days is typical for length of time beween supression and stim?


Thanks!

Faith

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Post by katie99 » Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:28 pm

YAY!!!! another BFP!!!!!! :D

star - CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!! :D yes, please bring back some more of that lucky sticky irish dust! have a great visit!! MUM!

dogz - sending you loads of PMA!! my fingers are crossed for you!!
I know its hard, but hang in there, its only 2 more days. Try to keep busy, it really does help :D

faith - hoping that you DO have "fertile soil" WHEEEE weekly mani/ pedi? YES!!!

johannanita - I'm on a micro flair protocol, but I'll have ER/ET the week of Aug. 10th

HUGS & PRAYERS!!
DOR/ hydro tubes removed
IVF #7 -FET with donor embies 2/10 -BFP!
DS born 11/10
Trying for a sibling
4 FETs with donor embies - all BFN
FET with donor embies - one last try.. Feb 2013 - BFP!
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Post by gi » Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:31 pm

Starwishes CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! I am so excited for you, dont ask me how many times i have logged on to see if you wrote in! Enjoy your trip to Ireland - what part? I live in a small country village just outside Carlow. Enjoy the next 8 mths xxxxx

Dogzrule: fingers crossed you get your BFP too, it aint over till its over besides starwishes had same symptoms as you! I really hope you are next xxx

Keep it up girls thats 2 in a row!!!

gi xx
7th IVF finally our precious miracle girl Kayla born 24/11/10, 8th IVF FET Sept 2012 BFP!!!
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Post by Penny2 » Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:42 pm

Faith- I go back Aug 5 and if they like what they see I will start stim. So I am 10 days so it sounds like 10 or 11 is the norm for between the two!
We are just a day a part ...YAY!

I was so excited to give myself a shot last night people would have thought I was crazy!! It was so exciting just to know that it is finally started!!
Me 27 DH 35
IVF #1- 7/09- BFN
FET #1- 10/09 - Cancelled. 4 Embryos did not survive the thaw
Next Cycle hopefully April- I pray by April

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