May cycle buddies :)

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riogirl71
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May cycle buddies :)

Post by riogirl71 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:28 pm

I know it is early but I am very excited and could not wait to form a group waiting for the May cycle!!!
We went through IVF in Jan 08 and transfered 4 embies. We had a beautiful baby boy in Oct 2008 and we are so blessed. We would like to now give him a sibling. We are very excited and nervous about the upcoming IVF. I hope you can join in!
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Re: May cycle buddies :)

Post by mcfarland2213 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:21 am

Hello! I'd love to be May cycle buddies (really it's April/May for me since I do most of my drugs etc. in April! I am scheduled to do an FET in May - lupron starts March 30th. I had a failed IVF attempt last September so I'm hoping this FET will be easier on my body and we will be luckier this time! I had both tubes removed last year, so IVF is our only option for children. I have 5 frozen embies just wating for us, we'll transfer (hopefully!) 2 this time around.

When do you start everything? Good luck / I'll be in touch!!
me - 30 / 2009 - both tubes removed / DH - 31, perfect
First IVF - Sept '09 - BFN
First FET - May '10 - BFN
Second FET - Sept '10 - BFN
Second IVF Attempt - August '11 - BFN
Third FET - Oct '11 - expanded embryo - BFP (Blake born 7.5.12)

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Post by tryn4#2 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:23 pm

Riogirl71-- My first IVF cycle was Nov/Dec 2007 and I had my DS on Sept 8, 2008 :D . We tried another IVF cycle last summer. I got a BFP but m/c at 8 weeks. So we have 4 frosties and I am hoping to begin the FET process late Apr/early May. I actually go for my consulation on Wed (Mar 10). I am sooooo excited. I to want a sibling for my son.
IVF # 1 Dec 07-- DS born 9/8/08
IVF #2 July 09!! BFP
Beta #1: 219 Beta#2: 346
Beta#3: 593 Beta #4: 1479
M/C 8 weeks
FET BFN May 2010
IVF #3 BFN July 2011
IVF #4 Hopefully December 2012

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Re: May cycle buddies :)

Post by kellym » Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:44 pm

I think I am going to be a May cycle buddie too!! I had my twins in Sept 2008 and at that point I thought I was done - well, my husband said that was enough for him so we were done. Then last week he said he'd like to try for another so here we go again. We are switching clinics and we miraculously got an appointment for Monday so after that meeting I should have a better idea about timing, but my guess is that it wouldn't be before May because the doctor will probably want to do some testing.
It'll be great to have some cycle buddies to go through this with - its been awhile for me. I am generally a poor responder so I am hoping that the long break since my last cycle will help my chances.
7 IVF cycles - 2 chemicals, 5 BFN
1 FET cycle - BFN
9th IVF cycle - BFP!! Twins born Sept 18/08
Trying again May 2010!!!

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Post by riogirl71 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:14 pm

HI Kelly m! wow twins and going for #3!!! You are brave!!! Welcome and I am very excited to have you here!

Tryin4#2 looks like we are on the same boat, we are lucky to have a son and want a sibling! We can go through the madness of IVF while careing for a toddler!!! Welcome!

Mcfarland - welcome! 5 frozen embies waiting for you, that is great! I never went through a FET (I wish we had frosties but used them all) so it will be good to hear about your experience. I am sorry First IVF didn't work, it is such a crazy numbers game!

Thank you for joining ladies and I can't wait to share experiences with you!!!
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Re: May cycle buddies :)

Post by TammyS » Mon Mar 08, 2010 3:27 am

Hi girls! I remember most of you...just wanted to wish you lots of luck!

Just stopping by to say Hi...cause I think I'm jumping on the March/April group...since my FET will likely be on April 5th. So excited for us all! Good Luck! :D
Me~42/DH~48
3 IUI
IVF 1~1.28.08 Zach
IVF 2~4.5.10 M/C
IVF 3~8.6.10 BFN
IVF 4~9.5.10 M/C
IVF 5~10.30.10 BFN
IVF 6~11.29.10 M/C
IVF 7~2.3.11 M/C
IVF 8~Cancelled
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Post by kellym » Mon Mar 08, 2010 12:31 pm

Hi Tammy,
I too remember you - since our little ones share the same birthday! Wish you the best of luck with your FET in a few weeks!
Kelly
7 IVF cycles - 2 chemicals, 5 BFN
1 FET cycle - BFN
9th IVF cycle - BFP!! Twins born Sept 18/08
Trying again May 2010!!!

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Post by CT_Michele » Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:58 pm

Rio...I'm watching you girl, and rooting for you! You little one needs a playmate. :D
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
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Post by riogirl71 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 5:15 pm

Kellym and Tammy - we were on the same IVF board! So we meet again.... Tammy - stop by here and let us know what's going on... :)

CT- you are too sweet! I will send you an email! :)
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Post by kellym » Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:39 pm

Hi May Friends - some of whom were also Sept '08 friends (so it seems!).

I had my doctor's appointment today and am feeling really good about it. I am not sure whether I will end up with a May cycle but I'll stick on this board until I firm up my plans. Right now the doctor has ordered a slew of tests. Funnily (or not so funnily) enough some of the tests I've never had before - even though I did 9 founds of IVF in the past. Anyway, my RE told me that there is a test that can test my eggs to see whether they are less than ideal, and a test to see whether my endometrium is receptive to implantation. So, I am having those done once my next cycle starts, which will be the end of March. My husband is having another DNA fragmentation test done and then after that we'll meet with the RE and decide our plan. If we have all the results and can fit in an appointment by late April I may be okay to start then and therefore cycle in May but who knows. I kind of think that may be hopeful and that I should be looking at starting in late May for a June cycle. Who knows. But I am feeling like this RE wants to run all the tests to see if there is anything that can explain why things haven't gone as smoothly as we were told it would, and then from there decide how to proceed. Plus, he said that since i had a c-section, that he is going to make sure that everything healed correctly and there is no scar tissue inhibiting my success. This guy is fantastic!!! I am so glad that we decided to give IVF another go and that we are going with this new clinic. YEAH!!!

How is everyone else doing? It sounds like we have a few upcoming FETs which will be great! Riogirl, are you doing a fresh or frozen cycle?

Have a super day!!
Kel
7 IVF cycles - 2 chemicals, 5 BFN
1 FET cycle - BFN
9th IVF cycle - BFP!! Twins born Sept 18/08
Trying again May 2010!!!

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Post by riogirl71 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:21 pm

Hi kelly, good thing this RE is being really through! I have an ultrasound scheduled for next week but right now I am waiting for darn AF! Please send me your AF vibes!!! I have been breastfeeding for 17 mos and just stopped, took pills for 5 days to get AF and now just waiting......... My boobs hurt like crazy from weaning! ;)
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Post by riogirl71 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:31 pm

Still waiting for AF - come on now!!!!!!!!!!! :evil:
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Post by kellym » Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:32 pm

That AF can be such a... When you don't want her she comes early and when you want her to come she takes her time. Hopefully she comes knockin' soon!!!
I remember weaning from breastfeeding and it killed! It took much longer than I thought it would for the milk production to stop. Hope that the soreness subsides quickly!
Riogirl, when are they thinking you are going to start your cycle? Or will they tell you that after the u/s next week?
Tammy, only a few weeks until your FET. Yeah!!!
How is everyone else doing?
7 IVF cycles - 2 chemicals, 5 BFN
1 FET cycle - BFN
9th IVF cycle - BFP!! Twins born Sept 18/08
Trying again May 2010!!!

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Post by riogirl71 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:01 pm

They said 5 days after taking 5 days of provera and today is the 5th day!!!! Come on AF!!!! :twisted: :roll:
I start meds on April 27th and I think ER and ET are first week in May, I got triggered pretty early last time. No frosties so I have to do a fresh cycle. But I don't know what to do if AF doesn't come!
Yes, my boobs hurt quite a bit. And still have milk, so I think I make more when he cries or tries to grab on to them (I try to distract him with yogurt melts! How long did you bfeed your twins for? I miss it but had to stop to do IVF... :)
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Post by TammyS » Sat Mar 13, 2010 8:56 pm

Thanks Kelly! Soo excited for you! Your doc sounds great. I completely forgot that our kids were born on the same date. Sooo cool. :D

Rio...any luck with AF yet? Geeesh! Come on you witch! :twisted:
Me~42/DH~48
3 IUI
IVF 1~1.28.08 Zach
IVF 2~4.5.10 M/C
IVF 3~8.6.10 BFN
IVF 4~9.5.10 M/C
IVF 5~10.30.10 BFN
IVF 6~11.29.10 M/C
IVF 7~2.3.11 M/C
IVF 8~Cancelled
End of the road

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