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Post by Johannanita » Wed Sep 16, 2009 12:18 am

Hello Ladies,

Geez, I had quite a few pages to get through. I hope everyone is doing well.

Teachermom – I don’t plan on buying anymore. (so I say. Lol)

Alizee -Welcome to the board. GL on your 2ww. Unfortunatly I don’t know anything about egg quality. Sending you loads of sticky baby dust.

Karenthescorpio – Welcome to our board. We’re glad to have you. I’m sure you’ll find plenty of support on here from all the lovely ladies. GL on your cycle!

Stlgirl – Thanks Girlie. Yes please keep everything crossed for me. I think if I hadn’t POAS I would be more of a total wreck. Check this site out. There is all kind of information on this site including sensitivity levels of different HTPs. GL!! http://www.fertilethoughts.com/forums/s ... p?t=549368

Michele – I hope that everything went well for you today and that you’re home resting. You ARE the queen of POAS. I didn’t even think to have a pic of it for a baby book. That’s a sweet idea.

Lady_J – I’m sending PMA your way. I hope you do get to see your line too. Sounds like we’re having the same symptoms so far. Did you read Michele’s artillery??!!! I’ve got nothing on her! LOL I have POAS again. I didn’t last night because I went out to dinner with my sister. I did when I got home tonight. I took the dollar store one and my last walmart one. The lines are slightly darker. I mean I’m not staring trying to find the lines, they’re definitely there, but I thought they would be a lot darker. Yes, my beta is on Thursday bright and early. I can’t wait!! I probably won’t be able to sleep tomorrow night.

Wolffie – That is the sweetest thing I’ve ever heard!! I want to cry!!! My sister had one when she was pregnant with my niece. I don’t think you’re crazy. Sounds like a great idea! Ok, now I’m getting a little worried. You’re line was super dark before? What brand did you use? Am I going to have to go buy more?! I actually kind of thought about it before I read your post. I was thinking of getting one that detects higher levels of HCG. OK, am I nuts? I’m 10dpt3dt today. Think I’m going to Target!

Kiwi – YAY for trigger!!! You’ve got 2 more days to go too!!! Then you’ll be PUPO!!!!

katie99 – When I read your post at work earlier, I wanted to reply to you right away! I just didn’t want to not do personals. Anyway, listen. Don’t you let that evil witch get your spirits down! You are not being overly sensitive. You have every right to feel the way you do. When I went in for my baseline, I only had 4 also. None on my left, they were all on my right. I was disappointed but just a little optimistic. I figured well 4 is better than none. I had to get some blood work paper work for my DH so I had to speak to a nurse. They made me wait forever and I was getting pissed because I had to get to work but then I started getting scared that something was wrong. She finally comes to get me and has a paper in her hand. I told her why I need to see her. Then she pulls out the paper and shows me how I only have 4 follies and wanted to give me a heads up in case the doctor wants to cancel my cycle! HELLO, this was only baseline. I was furious and left crying. I was so upset and to this day I really dislike that woman. (hate really) At ET I ended up with 8 eggs, we put 2 back in and were even able to freeze 2. DH was so upset because she upset me and insisted I didn’t listen to those witches anymore. He insisted I only speak to the doctor. My next visit I left a message for the doctor to call me and she reassured me everything was going a lot better than my first cycle. PLEASE don’t give up hope. This cycle I did take a different approach. I took things day by day and tried to celebrate my little victories as they came and tried not to focus too much on anything ahead of that current day. I’m praying for you.

Bei – GL with your move Hun. Talk about a major distraction. Lol Friday will be here before you know it and you’ll be PUPO!!!

tonyacheek24 – PMA girl!! Don’t even go there!! :D

Supergenius – I’m glad your TT went well. See, Cake right. :D I’m sure your PAP will be fine. PMA Hun.

JenNJ – Doing the AF dance for you.

AFM, still feeling the same I guess. Sore (o)(o), tired and a little crampy. The cramps seem to shift. I left cramping in the middle maily today, like where my uterus is. I hope everything's going well inside of me. :D
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Post by J&C » Wed Sep 16, 2009 1:02 am

Hey Ladies - I only check my computer at night, and I'm loving this "time" reading through everyone's posts. I haven't had any headaches today, so I'm very thankful for that. Another day closer to my baseline stick and stir on Thursday (Katie too!!)


johannanita - I totally understand about not believing you are pregnant. With my DD, I honestly didn't believe it until we saw the heartbeat. I didn't tell anyone at work until I absolutely had to, which ended up being about 4-5 months. I was so scared that we would m/c and after trying for so long, it just didn't seem real. It's definitely okay to be cautious. Relax and enjoy the moment that you have for now. You'll be able to truly enjoy soon. :D

karling - I've always been a good sleeper also, and I've been awake some nights too. I'm sure the stress and wondering doesn't help either. You'll be right on track with stimming with katie and I too.

Welcome to alizee!! We'll pray those embies are nice and snuggled in for a long 9 months.

karen - Welcome to our board!

kiwi - I had never been on anesthesia before either before my first ER. It was a piece of cake. One minute I was awake, and the next I was waking up with the nurse telling us that we had 10 eggs. You won't remember a thing.

katie - I am so sorry. RE's and nurses don't realize that the things that they say or do have a HUGE impact on us. Maybe they give those brochures to everyone, who knows? I'm not a huge follie producer either, so we'll pray that the perfect follies grow to produce your beautiful child. Hang in there! LOL...you should definitely hand the packet back to her with your BFP!!! GREAT idea!! :lol:

Sticky baby dust!!!!
Me and DH - 37
TTC - 7 years, PCOS and 1 blocked tube
IVF #1 w/ICSI...DD born Oct. '08
IVF #2 w/ICSI...BFN
IVF #3 - FET....ectopic pregnancy
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Post by wolffie » Wed Sep 16, 2009 1:19 am

Katie - so sorry for that nasty (bleep) at the REs office today. it aint over till it's over and it won't be over till 9 months from now when you're holding your little one! don't let her bring you down, now you just gotta prove her wrong.

bei - good luck with the rest of the move! your FET is right around the corner!!! Soon you'll be PUPO! I don't think that lifting will have an impact on lining. I was lifting my 23 pound son all the time and my lining was great. Obviously ask your RE if you are really concerned. Definitely no lifting after FET.

tonyacheek - i thought that this FET would be totally stress free too. I honestly feel more stressed out this time around. Oct 8th will be here soon enough! How many do you plan on transferring?

shelby - you are in the home stretch now! Soon you'll have lots of babies growing (even if they are in a dish at first). your clinic seriously doesn't have anone else doing IVF now? That seems insane, but great that you are #1!

supergenius - glad things went better than expected today!

johannanita - my HPT in my last cycle was very clear. I don't remember the brand. BUT, I had very high betas. Both of my little embies implanted but one stopped growing. don't worry about yours hun, a line is a line - and it's a positive! as of now you are preggers, try to enjoy it!
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Post by rayofsunshine » Wed Sep 16, 2009 2:13 am

Hello lovely ladies!

katie99-How frustrating! On the day I was canceled for my last cycle I got the donor talk. I was already bawling my eyes out and it was offered like it was my only choice. I think that may be why I'm having a hard time believing that things will be different this time. We'll see-I have baseline on Thursday.

teachermom and turtle: I completely understand your frustration with canceled cycles. I have been in your shoes. After I had my "moment" I realized that maybe now my doctor knows my body better and can get a better plan together. I also got to save my financial loan for the next cycle. Not much of a silver lining but...

Michele-your transfer is so soon! I'm praying everything goes so well for you. I must live under a rock-haven't heard about the Yale student. What happened?

Johannita-If I actually get to the transfer stage I will go NUTS with POAS!! I might make it a race with you and Michele :) It would be so hard to wait for that news!

bei-I hope your move goes smoothly and stress free!

AFM-I have to say I am really happy I skipped the Lupron and all the headaches. I feel for those experiencing that right now. I'm waiting patiently for baseline on Thurs. and stims on Friday (hopefully). My husband is out of town for a week so life is a little crazy right now. I'm sneaking in my guilty pleasures (ice cream, reality T.V., and reading all the posts here) to keep from stressing out!

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Post by kala0704 » Wed Sep 16, 2009 2:54 am

Im trying to get ready for my trip and I was wondering if ya'll could suggest some good books for me to read while Im on the couch/bed after ET?

Since I'll be in serbia, I cant watch TV and will miss all the season premeires :(
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Post by kala0704 » Wed Sep 16, 2009 3:46 am

Im trying to get ready for my trip and I was wondering if ya'll could suggest some good books for me to read while Im on the couch/bed after ET?

Since I'll be in serbia, I cant watch TV and will miss all the season premeires :(
Me-29 ok
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Post by Johannanita » Wed Sep 16, 2009 10:47 am

Good Morning Ladies -

J&C - It is very slowly sinking in. I'll be much happier tomorrow when I call in and get my results.

Wolffie - I am preggers! (at least for now) WOW, that's the first time I actually say it! When I told my sister about the HTP all I said was I took a test and I passed. I couldn't even say it. When I took the digital I said the test said pregnant. I couldn't bring myself to say the words I am pregnant. DH and I actually work in the same place but he works 2 pm - 12 am so we don't see each other much during the week. I saw him yesterday before I left and he's asking me how I' m feeling and everything. So I asked him how he's feeling, he said he's trying not to get excited. He says he's doing cartwheels inside but is trying not to show it incase something happens. He says, I have to be strong for you. He's my rock and if it weren't for him I would be even more of a mess than I am now. Oh and I did go to Target last night. LOL I got a Target brand EPT and I got my + sign. LOL Tonight I'll take my last digital so I can get a good picture of it (thanks Michele!) and then BETA TOMORROW. YAHOO!!!

rayofsunshine - I'm praying for you. Sounds like tomorrow is a big day for a few people. :D :D :D I hope you get rave reviews tomorrow so you can start stims on Friday. GL on your cycle. You will get to ET, you will get to ET!!!! I'm chanting for you.

Kala0704 - Have you tried the Twilight series? I got dragged into it and I couldn't put the books down. My younger sister was reading the books and I figured if it was something that caught her attention, it must be good. There are 4 books in the series and I'm down to the last one. I'm trying to savor the last 200 pages. I figured that would take me through the next few betas. lol

I hope you ladies have a great day. Say a little pray for me girls! Tomorrow is D day! I didn't think I'd ever make it this far. (According to that witch in the office, I was on the verge of getting canceled.) I hope things continue to go well so I can slap her in the face with my sonogram pics! (did I just say that out loud?)
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 wolffie » Wed Sep 16, 2009 2:06 pm

rayofsunshine - you are so lucky for skipping the lupron headaches! Yay for stims! It's crazy to be excited for that but doesn't it feel like it's one more step forward!

kala - I'm reading a book now that is phenomenal! it's called Columbine by Dave Cullen. The author is a reporter who has studied the tragedy at Columbine for the last 10 years. It debunks all the myths that surround the tragedy and the boys who committed it. It's not light hearted reading but it is really amazing. In regards to TV shows I bet you'll be able to pull some up online. Most networks have their shows available on the internet. When do you leave?

Johannanita - it took me a long time to actually say the word, pregnant. It seemed so unreal for such a long time. I can't wait to hear your beta results!!!! When was the first HPT you took? How many days post transfer were you?

shelby - trigger day!!!

AFM, So.... :oops: I POAS this morning. I know it is ridiculously early being that I am only 4dp5dt. Of course it was a BFN. I'm okay with it though b/c I know it would have been a long shot. I mean, I would probably have to have a whole litter in my uterus for it to show up this soon. I know I'll take another one tomorrow and probably every morning after. Last time I had a BFP 7dp5dt but I didn't test any earlier than that b/c I was afraid the trigger was still in my system. Since I didn't trigger this time with the FET I'm not worried about a false positive. So I'll just keep testing, I am WAY too impatient to wait for the beta.
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Post by Johannanita » Wed Sep 16, 2009 3:00 pm

Wolffie - I first POAS on Saturday which I was 7dpt3dt. My trusty little chart read "Morula is completely implanted in the lining and has placenta cells & fetal cells." This is when I didn't see anything. Then I POAS on 8dpt3dt and saw the faint line. I think it might have been the HTP (or user error) because when I looked at it again the next day there was a faint line. I hope you get a BFP soon!

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Post by katie99 » Wed Sep 16, 2009 3:17 pm

Hi everyone -

Well I'll start stims tomorrow, & am finally feeling a little excited. I'm just trying to stay positive. 4 is better than none, but I'll do a happy dance if we end up with more! And this time RE isnt starting me out on the highest dose, so there will be some wiggle room with meds if need be. OK so the fourth times the charm? I cant believe weve done this 4 times this year! Whew! please let it be the last time!

johannanita -thanks! Your words & story meant alot to me. I remember when it happened to you, but I had forgotten that you were lucky enough to have 2 snowbabies! and Yes, you should plan to slap her with your sono pics, lol. Hopefully I can do the same soon. OMG!! beta tom!! Can you even sit still today?

j &c -thanks! you get your baseline & start stims the same day? I'd like that schedule better. Ok its you & me tom, & rayofsunshine the day after. Between the 3 of us we all have to remember - its quality not quantity! Alright I admit it, I'm definitely getting excited now! GL tom!!

wolffie -You know that its too early, honey. disregard that hpt! wait just a little bit longer! ACK!! the waiting!

rayofsunshine -You, j&c, and myself are so close on schedule! me too, no lupron! Yes there are way too many emotions involved with this for these clinics to try & combine talks! when you get cancelled your head is still spinning , its the wrong time to try and tell you anything! GL tom!!

shelby -trigger today?

good luck to us all!! - xoxo
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Post by claud662 » Wed Sep 16, 2009 3:32 pm

where can I find the chart that gives the day by day information about implantation, progress, etc?

I went in this morning for u/s and b/w and they told me that I had a leading follicle on my left ovary at 18mm and the rest were under 14...I hope this dominant follicle doesn't stunt the growth of the other ones!! i have a feeling I am going to trigger earlier than I originally thought.
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Post by katie99 » Wed Sep 16, 2009 3:51 pm

claud -johannanita posted it on pg 47
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Post by jaydentd » Wed Sep 16, 2009 3:59 pm

Hey girls, glad everyone is doing good and we have so many ++++++++ we are on a roll. YEY! can't wait for my turn. I'm starting lupron tomorrow, finally!

Katie- I hope you get your BFP this cycle. Your in my thoughts and prayers.
Johannanita- almost time for beta. lots of pma your way :D
woffie- your PUPO, and soon your gonna join the + list
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Post by wolffie » Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:17 pm

Johannanita - any chance that you are hiting up dollar stores in the chicago are to stock up on HPTs? I went to one today and they only had 2 left. They said a woman came in yesterday and bought 15! I of course thought of you! :lol:

jayden - even thugh lupron sucks I bet it's so nice to be getting started. I can't wait to see your name (with mine) on the BFP list!!!!

claud - I had a leading follie too during my fresh cycle. It didn't have any impact on my other follies. Towards the end they told me that the egg in that follie probably wouldn't be good since it would be overly mature.Hang in there, hopefully yours won't have any effect either.

katie - this WILL be your cycle!!

AFM, the secretary at work today (who I am close with) looked at me and said...your boobs are gigantic are you pregnant? Hmmm....I don't think they look any different but maybe she has a 6th sense! One can only hope!
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Post by tonyacheek24 » Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:57 pm

Hey Everyone- I hope you all have a nice weekend! I'm on my way to New York for a few days hopefully that will relieve some stress. I got my medications in the mail yesterday for the Del Estrogen and the Progest and when I saw the needles I was like OMG, How could I forgot how longs these needles are.hahahha I don't think I can ever get use to that. :)

Johannanita- Thank you for the PMA hahahaha I won't even go there hahahah

wolffie- Since I only have two frozen, I plan to use those two. Let me ask you this, since you were taking the BCP and the Prenatal, does it appear to you that your stomach is already looking pregnat hahahah or is that from the fattening foods that I'm eating hahahahah

katie99- I'm praying for a BFP for you.

For everyone else on this board, I'm praying for positive things for us. Try to relax, don't test to early hahahahah if you can help it :) and I look forward to hearing all the great news from everyone- Be encouraged.

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