Anyone cycling July/August 09?

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Post by marymeganB » Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:36 pm

Dogz, I am so happy for you! What a miracle!!! Hold on tight little one! AFM....I have 2 weeks until my first U/S and I swear, this 2WW is worse than the first 2WW. I'm trying not to get too excited about my BFP b/c I know firsthand that things can go terribly wrong, but at the same time I want to remain hopeful that we can be blessed this time around.

Best of luck to all the ladies just getting started and lots of patience dust to those in the 2WW! I hope to see lots more BFP's on this board as the weeks go by!


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Post by butterfly78 » Tue Aug 11, 2009 2:49 pm

amandamae - I got for my BETA on thursday too as does Annisabug. it will be a big day for the board. hang in there. we're almost to the end of our 2ww.

dogzrule - What a blessing and a true miracle! I am so happy for you. I was behind on reading the boards (partially intentional trying not to drive myself crazy) so I didn't see your news until yesterday. I am so excited for you.

starwishes - My heart is breaking for you. I know what you mean about telling people. So many close friends know about our IVF and will know the outcome of our BETA and they are so excited. I dread having to tell them if we miscarriage. I'll keep you in my prayers.

annisabug - How's your OHSS? Spotting is normal, so just stay positive. Worrying isn't going to help you any, although I know its consuming. But you've made it this far. Congrats on your FE. those were great numbers! We're grateful to have 5 FEs.

AFM I'm hanging in there. My inlaws were here this weekend which kept my mind occupied. I'm 7dp5dt. My BETA is Thursday. I know nothing about what to expect as far as levels go and followup visits. Can someone send me a site/reference? I've tried not to go overboard reading online with the whole IVF process b/c I don't want to get my hopes up, but sometimes that leaves me pretty ignorant.

My boobs are super sore and I've continued to be VERY constipated. The only way I can "go" is with the help of stool softeners. Sore boobs is common for me with my period, so I'm trying not to get excited about that. I feel a little nauseous today, but I'm sure its just nerves. I have no other real symptoms and haven't POAS. I don't think I will.

How active have you all been during your 2ww and thereafter (for those of you BFPs)? I have really done no exercise during this period. Do you think I could do yoga? What about tennis? (I'm supposed to play in a tournament this weekend).

Positive thoughts to all!!!
Me - 31
DH - 31
Unexplained infertility
TTC 2 years
1st (and only)IVF - July09 BFP (GGb triplets)

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Post by geckogirl » Tue Aug 11, 2009 2:53 pm

Starwishes - I am so sorry hun. There are no words really. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. (((((HUG)))))
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Post by katie99 » Tue Aug 11, 2009 2:55 pm

Hi ladies -
I'm waiting to see what happens tomorrow w/ b/w & u/s. I'm hopeful that theres been gome growth, I just hope its enough. I noticed a difference yesterday & this morning - that swollen, tender,urge to move slow while stimming? has stopped. I dont know what that means, plesase let it mean nothing, or I've been stimming so long that my body got used to the meds? We'll see tomorrow. I refuse to get worked up over it. how could I with these inspirational, miraculous stories around here? :D

dogz -I'm now doing the HAPPY dance for you!!! :D CONGRATS!!!!

ray of sunshine -thanks! you've been in my thoughts. Did you speak to your RE yet? Do they have an idea what happened? what they can do differently? I hope so. It will happen for you, hon. keep the faith!!

babydust - thanks! tom. is a big day for the both of us. Will you ask your u/s tech what size they begin to measure? I'm sure they are seeing something there, but have faith that tom. they'll be measurable!!
I know how frustrated you must be, but RE has kept you stimming so please try to hang in there!!! hugs! fingers crossed for us!!!

nicole - thanks! I'm wishing you the best of luck this try!!!

sunny / tortillachip - waiting for your betas!!! good luck!

starwishes - I'm so sorry that happened to you. we are all here when you need us! rest, recover, heal. We will cheer you on when you're ready -hugs!

jamie - OMG!! are you kidding me? its like the miracle cycle!!! I could only hope for the same chance. You must be over the top!! Enjoy every moment of it!!! xoxo

amandamae - I have my fingers crossed for your beta on thur!!!

michele -Hoping that your clinic calls you early with good news!!

I know that I missed some, sorry but we're a big group! Hugs & prayers!
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Post by gi » Tue Aug 11, 2009 3:53 pm

Hi ladies,

I have just had a lovely hot stone massage and facial this morning so i am now back in my hotel room trying to catch up on 10 pages!!!! I really cant do personals as i have no paper to remind me of everyones up date but i do want to write 2.

Dogzrule my heart has been up and down reading what has been going on with you in the last wk and thankfully i only had to wait 10 mins to read the final outcome!! I am so happy for you and dh - miracles do happen and your little baby is a fighter you have overcome so many hurdles recently and defied all the odds i will pray for a healthy 8 mths xxxx

Starwishes i am heartbroken for you, i only know too well the awful feeling of looking at the scan and then be told the dreaded news, I pray that you and dh get thro. this and continue your fight for a little baby xxxx

AFM starting my 2nd wk on the meds feel great!!! Those damn little pills better be doing there job :lol: When we arrived at hotel yesterday j gave me a gold angel necklace to remind me of our little angel which brought on some tears actually i feel teary even writing about it!!! Come hell or high water ladies we will get there, keep up the PMA ye are a great bunch of ladies and i love been part of your group.

gi xxxx
7th IVF finally our precious miracle girl Kayla born 24/11/10, 8th IVF FET Sept 2012 BFP!!!

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Post by dogzrule » Tue Aug 11, 2009 3:53 pm

starwishes - I am so sorry hon. I know there's nothing anyone can say to take away your pain, but I want you to know that I (and I am sure many people on here) am praying for you to be greatly comforted, and as time passes, healed. You are dearly loved.
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 amandamae » Tue Aug 11, 2009 4:02 pm

I just wanted you to know that I have you in my thoughts an prayers. I wish I had the words to make things better for you. I am sorry that I cant. Please just know that you in a lot of people's thoughts and we are thinking of you!

Katie- you'll be in my thoughts. I hope all goes well tomorrow!!!!

I hope that everyone else has a nice day!!! I am on my way out of the house to keep my mind busy!!!!

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Post by CT_Michele » Tue Aug 11, 2009 4:18 pm

Hi girls,

I have my first supression check today since doubling my lupron dose. My appt is not until 3pm, so I don't expect results until tomorrow. I also don't expect that anything has change...but a girl can hope, right? :D

gi- oh the stone massage sounds lovely, I am going for a pedi tomorrow and can;t wait!

katie- I am glad things are looking better for you.

butterfly- I wanted to share 2 sites that I post frequently on these boards regarding hcg and beta levels.
that one is a calculator, plug in your numbers and see where you fall on the normal range. If you only have your first beta number, just make up a second one so you can see the chart.
that one has charts with ranges of normal values...the charts on here are dated from your trigger shot, just a note. This site has a lot of info about ivf too, if you look around you will find a lot of helpful info.

ok girls, gotta run, my dad is coming to visit for lunch before he goes to work. I will post again soon.
Me- 28 DH- 33 Male Factor
1st IVF- 12/07- BFP! Ella Michele was born 8/26/8
2nd IVF- 04/09 - BFN
1st FET- 09/09 - Chemical
3rd IVF - 04/11 - Embies didn't make it to ET
4th IVF - Fall 2011??

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Post by BabiesGalore » Tue Aug 11, 2009 4:21 pm

No time to posts personals but just a couple:

Dogzrule: I am soooooooo happy for you. U really gave all of us a scare and u were in my thoughts the whole weekend.

Jamie: Wow! Unbelievable. This is a true mirale(s)! Congrats!

Starwishes: I am so sorry for what u are going thru and i personally know how devastating it can be. But just know that we are all here and i totally believe that u will become a mother very soon. sending u lots of hugs. :(

Katie: wishing u the very best for tomorrow. Grow follies grow!

All those with betas this week, keep the bfps coming. All those with u/s and b/w, good luck. Sending everyone loads of baby dust!
Me-40; DH-42;
IVf 1&2 3/08 5/08 BFN; FET1 10/08 BFP: lst baby boy at 17.5w. IVF3:7/09 BFP!! Beta 947; 4689; 10367; U/S 8/19: h/B!!! Baby girl born on 4/6/10

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Post by starwishes » Tue Aug 11, 2009 5:26 pm

Hello all! I just want to say thank you for all your words of support - they brought tears to my eyes. You are all a very special and brave bunch of ladies.
I am sending up prayers for all of you for the happiness you all truly deserve. Xxx

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Post by ladybug09 » Tue Aug 11, 2009 5:29 pm

Hey Ladies,
So I just got back from my bw/us and my estrogen went from 859 yesturday to 1461 today. they said I have around 16 follicles, which are very big in side. I thought I would be retrieving next week and the dr said I may be retrieving this fri or sat. How exciting. :D Ladies plz give me some tips and prep me for this ER. I very excited but very scared at the same time. Also that trigger shot and the PIO i have a needle phobia. :shock: Back to the dr tomorrow morning for another bw/us Pray all goes well

Katie99: Just let those follies grow. Im sure the extra days will do the trick and help them grow.

Rikirees: GL on your ER. Great amount of eggs

Jamie3777: That is such a blessing. Those Beta#'s did jump. You are truly blessed.

Amandamae: GL on thurs

Tortillachip: GL on your bw

Babydust: I pray those follies are growing. Give it a little more time.

Starwishes: I'm really sorry to hear that. It's not easy. Dont give up. I will keep you in my prayers.

CT_ Michele: GL @ your appt today. I will keep you posted on my ER date so you can change me on your list.

Keeping you all in my prayers.
1st IVF July09
Started Lupron 7/25
Started Menopur/Follistim 8/6
ER Aug 15
ET Aug 18
Beta #1 229, 8/30
Beta #2 501, 9/1
Beta #3 2,150, 9/5

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Post by katie99 » Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:26 pm

Hiya girlies!

babies - thanks! Are you still in shock? I'm soo happy for you! :D

ladybug - thanks! YAY for 16 follies!! that is fantastic! I've got my fingers crossed for you tom.! Dont get freaked about ER! Its not that bad at all. The worst part of it is the IV. You'll go to sleep, and wake up done! remember ER is empty bladder & and ET is full bladder (the worst!) I had a little bit of cramping afterwards but nothing a tylenol didnt fix! then just take it easy for the rest of the day. Keep drinking lots of water & gatorade. The only advice I have is to get done whatever your DH cant or wont remember before ET ( laundry, shopping, cleaning bathrooms, whatever) I didnt think of that last time & I love DH dearly, but he is messy & I'm part clean freak! It will go fine. Good luck!

michele - I'm so pulling for your low E2! Have you noticed that june/july is buried down at the bottom? it makes me sad. I still think about all the wonderfully smart ladies there. Thinking of where is Deftonesmo? heard anything from her? anyway, hope your doc hurries up!

gi - We missed you! Have a lovely time on your holiday! And OMG how sweet is J? lucky girl! xoxo

cheeky - how goes things with you? xoxo

amandamae - thanks! how are you doing?

babydust - sending you loads of PMA!! xoxo

AFM - tender, swollen feeling is back! Isnt it just nuts what makes us happy? hugs & prayers to all of us!!! xoxo
DOR/ hydro tubes removed
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Post by lw918 » Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:25 pm

UGH! I just typed up this big post with personals and the charger came out of my laptop and it died right before I pressed submit! UGH!
Just know I'm thinking about ya'll. I will attempt again n a bit.

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Post by Nicole79 » Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:22 pm

Don't have a lot of time before I have to leave for work...but I had to post...
dogz and jaime - your miracle stories brought tears to my eyes. I can't even imagine how wonderful looking at that scan must have been! May your blessings continue!

It's nice to know others count on scripture...I have a psalm daily calendar I do everyday, and it's amazing how much peace it can give me. Ironically, the one time when I was taking a break from all the IVF craziness and my period was late and I was starting to think...there were three days in a row telling me to have more patience. Guess that's my big lesson here, huh?

michele - hope there's good news from the tests today!

gi - your dh sounds pretty nice! enjoy the trip!

Anyways - hope all are doing well! I'm just excited to start my Estrace tomorrow! Just have to figure out exactly what times...
Me and DH - 30, perfect
Clomid, IUI - 4 times, BFN
Gonal-F, IUI - 1 time, BFN
IVF #1 6/08 - BFN, FET #1 8/08 - chemical
IVF #2 11/08 - BFN, FET #2 1/09 - BFN
IVF #3 4/09 - BFN
FET #3 8/09.... BFP!!!!

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Post by » Tue Aug 11, 2009 10:38 pm

Dogz - I am so happy for you. Yesterday my dog laid his head down really hard on my tummy and I bursted out in tears and swore he messed something up. I have been such an emotional mess.

Has anyone that has gotten pregnant on the board done so with a 3 day transfer?
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