August Frozen Transfer

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melmar
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Re: August Frozen Transfer

Post by melmar » Sun Sep 12, 2010 7:20 pm

Itsmyturn-congrats on twins!! That is awesome news. It is good that your Mom will be there in the beginning...my mom and mother-in-law were there for me and it was awesome. Don't know how I would have made it without them! Just remember there are pills for the nausea-it won't take it away, but it will help you get through the day. Take it from one who carried triplets to 22 weeks-and threw up all day long...take the pills!!(they didn't give them to me until I lost 20 pounds and was hospitalized for dehydration) Having nausea doesn't make you any more pregnant-just cranky!

Jane-sorry I haven't been on in a while. I actually realized the other day how much I had to get done before I went back to school this week. I have never pushed off so much prep to the last days like this-but I guess there is a first for everything. I am glad that you are doing a little better. I sometimes felt very bipolar with the mood swings and thoughts I would have. One day I was ready-and the next, not so much. But whatever you decide in the end-I think that you are right to keep this new appointment. It is always good to hear from another person and see what their take on things is.

AFM-I just started to look into adoption. My sister was adopted and I never thought of her as anything less than my sister. So with all the children out there needing parents, I think if I am going to add to my family then this is my next step. I don't know how far I will get (as it seems as hard to adopt these days as get PG by IVF), but I am going to look into it.

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Re: August Frozen Transfer

Post by kizmet » Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:48 pm

Morning Girls.

I feel awful. REally, really awful. So for those of you who've had the pleasure of morning sickness, will I actually feel better if I go and throw up? You know how sometimes if you've had too much to drink or eaten something bad, you actually feel better if you throw up, does that apply here? I've managed, via sheer will power not to throw up yet, but feel horrible. I'm taking the morning sickness pills at twice the recommended dose (which I'm told is fine) and it sometimes helps, sometimes doesn't. The thought of eating anything pretty much makes me gag so I'm just eating when I feel I can get it down. It actually feels like motion sickness, without the having moved anywhere bit.

Ultrasound is wednesday. Bring it on.

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Re: August Frozen Transfer

Post by annashope » Sun Sep 12, 2010 11:55 pm

just crashing

Kizmet

with my son I had TERRIBLE morning sickness and throwing up did not help but eating green apples was a miracle- it literally saved me. I have suggested the same remedy to some of my friends over the years and they were also able to get excellent relief. Keep in mind I tried the whole crackers and mineral water and it only made it worse but Green apples even if I just threw up took away those symptoms of motion sickness style morning sickness. Also cold compresses. Hang in there :) it goes away by 12 weeks and then you feel great
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IVF# 1 BFP m/c at 7 weeks
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Re: August Frozen Transfer

Post by kizmet » Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:00 am

Thanks annashope! I'll stop by the market on the way home and grab some. Hopefully it does the trick!

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Re: August Frozen Transfer

Post by Melo_P » Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:44 am

Hi Girls
Kizmet - happy apple munching. I am sorry to hear your feeling yuck. That can't be a good feeling. I can imagine despite appreciating the miracle of pregnancy yada yada thats the m/s is going to get pretty draining pretty soon. Look after yourself. I heard about travel bracelet things that people wear for motion sickness - you know anything about these?

Blair - its really cool that your straight back on it - you have more frozen ones left right?
Jersey - you know its the hellish seesawing back and forth that is really getting to me too. Then there will be one of a million triggers (seeing someone pregnant blah blah) . . .and then I just want it so bad I feel like I don't care what it takes, I'd sell my granny and her jewels . . .not to mention whistle dixie whilst rotating on my head. . . and then I suddenly think this is completely crazy, I'm pouring everything down the tubes and just need to get on with the life I have. If I had insurance coverage however - NO question - GO for it. This (i.e. your next) IVF and its results (BFP god willing) will come and go, but if there's an option to try - maybe you'll never get over the stone unturned if you didn't give it a go? Well I have appointment with my RE tomorrow. But really what will that bring? I know its all down to me and deciding where next. My biggest obstacle at the moment (other than funds and the increasingly frail illusion of convincing myself it could work given all the failed cycles) is also DH and smoking. He needs to stop first - and that being out of my control kills me. Sorry sorry. I always start rambling about me me me. Thanks for the patience.

Melmar - adoption is an interesting idea - I started looking into it here. The odds in NZ are way lower than IVF even. But did give me a notion there could be another way and worth investigating.
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Re: August Frozen Transfer

Post by blairwh58 » Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:32 pm

melo- Yes we actually still have 3 frozen embryos left. After talking with DH I think we are going to go ahead and put all 3 in this time. Since we put 3 in last time with no luck we dont want to end up with 1 left and have to pay for another cycle.

kizmet- Sorry you have been feeling so blah lately. Exciting thing is that those are good signs. I cant wait to hear the results from your appt tomorrow!!!

melmar- Its great that you are looking into adoption. We have friends who have adopted 2 kids and wouldnt trade them for anyone. They just happen to be perfect fits into their family. Best of luck with that process and keep us posted.

jersey- How are you doing these days? Obviously I am not posting as often as I used to, but I hope all is well with you. When did you say your appt with the new RE is? Im anxious to hear the plans.

itsmyturn- Its sooo great that your mom is able to stay with you for 3 months after you deliver the twins. I am sure she will be so helpful that you wont know what to do after she leaves.

AFM- Still on the birth control, waiting for my appt a week from today to guessimate dates and get a plan together. Still hoping we can do the transfer the first or second wk of October though. I called yesterday to see if they had my immune testing results but never heard back. Guess I will have to call back today.
Me- 26y unkn inf.
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TTC for 3 yrs
2010- 3 IUI, 3 IVFs (1 chemical, 1 MC @ 6wks)
IVF #4- Fresh 5dt w/ 2 blasts & 1 pre-blast.
BFP! Beta 4/15= 667, 4/18= 2244, 4/22=15,181!!!
Triplets turned Twins- lost 1 baby @ 10 wks. 2 Baby Girls!!
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Re: August Frozen Transfer

Post by Jerseyjane » Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:23 am

Melo - Hey there, I've missed you. You sound like you're doing well and I am glad you have a plan. Good luck on getting DH to quit smoking, I'm sure it's no walk in the park.

Blair- I'm doing well thanks. Back in my usual routine, work, Alexandra, running, cleaning, shopping of course. My appointment is October 11th. I am guessing because it is a new RE I won't be cycling right away but I am hoping for at least late November, early December. I would hate to be on bedrest around the holidays, that would really suck. I am glad you may transfer soon how exciting for you and DH.

Kizmet - I think you had your ultrasound. How did it go?

Itsmyturn - Can't wait to hear how France is.
Me 34
DH 38
IVF 1 - 3/07 BFP miscarried 13wks
IVF 2- 11/07 BFP 6 embies frozen
DD born 7/08
FET 1 -11/09-BFN
IVF 3 - 4/10 BFP miscarried 7wks3days
FET 2 - 8/19 transferred 2 blasts, beta 8/31 = 166, beta 9/2 = 216, beta 3 = 69

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Re: August Frozen Transfer

Post by blairwh58 » Wed Sep 15, 2010 2:40 pm

Jersey- Oct 10 isnt far at all. I am hoping they can meet with you and get you started right away so you can do the cycle late november/early december.

AFM- Wanted to let everyone know I got my immune tests backs- everything came back normal. Even though I am glad I had normal results I was pathetically hoping it was an immune issue so that there was an identifiable problem with a solution. Now I am anxiously awaiting the karyotype testing hoping that it comes back normal. I would prefer our genes to be good than to have some kind of problem that will prevent IVF from ever working.
Me- 26y unkn inf.
DH-30y MF
TTC for 3 yrs
2010- 3 IUI, 3 IVFs (1 chemical, 1 MC @ 6wks)
IVF #4- Fresh 5dt w/ 2 blasts & 1 pre-blast.
BFP! Beta 4/15= 667, 4/18= 2244, 4/22=15,181!!!
Triplets turned Twins- lost 1 baby @ 10 wks. 2 Baby Girls!!
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Re: August Frozen Transfer

Post by kizmet » Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:09 pm

Blair - glad to hear you got some positive results back from the immune test. Just hanging out for the chromosomal testing now, I'm sure.

JerseyJane - sounds like you're keeping busy. Good luck with appointment on the 11th Oct - same day as my first ob appointment.

Melo - Great to hear from you.

AFM - I had the ultrasound on Wednesday - it was great to finally see Bean. All is going perfectly and it showed a nice strong heart beat of 156bpm and the technician pointed out that you could already see Bean moving his/her little arm and leg buds! Morning sickness is still killing me, but learning to live with it. I threw up breakfast and dinner yesterday - so that's nice...not. DH still hasn't told his daughter that we are "thinking" about having a baby and hasn't told his son we are pregnant yet....It's nice that his son is so excited about the prospect though - very sweet to at least have one of them on side. I am pretty upset with DH as he keeps putting it off with his daughter and even agreed to host her 21st birthday for 150 - 200 guests at our house the weekend before my due date...ummm, so who's doing the catering for that I asked after she left and DH said "what do you mean, we will!" I retorted with "good luck with that! Do you REALLY think I'm going to be able to feed and clean up after that many people whilst 9 months pregnant? I think not!" So I suggested that I hope he's ready to do some grovelling to his ex-wife to get her to come over and look after the catering. I think I'll just book myself into a hotel for the night!

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Re: August Frozen Transfer

Post by Jerseyjane » Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:05 pm

Kizmet - That's is absolutely wonderful and what a strong heartbeat, I am so happy for you. As far as DH I'm not really sure what to say... except I'd be so pissed. I didn't realize his daughter is 20. Seriously? Why is he walking on egg shells around her? She is an adult. I thought she was a child and that was why he was hesitant to tell her. It's like pulling off a band aid, just get it over with.
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IVF 1 - 3/07 BFP miscarried 13wks
IVF 2- 11/07 BFP 6 embies frozen
DD born 7/08
FET 1 -11/09-BFN
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FET 2 - 8/19 transferred 2 blasts, beta 8/31 = 166, beta 9/2 = 216, beta 3 = 69

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Re: August Frozen Transfer

Post by kizmet » Sun Sep 19, 2010 10:52 pm

Jersey - Aah, yes, well, he STILL hasn't done it. Still telling his son that we're working on it. All the while, I'm throwing up every day and am barely able to get out of bed. Now I'm in trouble for "nagging" him over it. I'm so over it, it feels like he actually doesn't think it's that important. If he hasn't done it by week 12, which wouldn't suprise me, I don't give a toss if she finds out via facebook! He can deal with the fall out from that because he's had more than enough chances to tell her, he's just making no effort at all.

AFM - Still sick. Ended up with mild appendicitis on the weekend which was nice. Hopefully that doesn't flair up and I end up in hospital with that!

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Re: August Frozen Transfer

Post by blairwh58 » Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:47 pm

Long time no talk so I just wanted to update you all on my situation. I originally thought I would be having an October transfer, but the NP lied. When I went back for my baseline appt on Sept 21, she said things looked good and that we could do it right away. Then she sent us into the "library" to wait while she worked on the calendar. She came in and said it would have to be Nov. 8 because we would be rushing it if we tried to hit the next cycle (what she meant was the embryologist wont be in town when we need her, so we have to push back an extra month). After my mental breakdown in the office I guess I have come to terms with the fact I cant change it. Now I am on birth control until Oct 18, and start my Lupron on Oct 11. I will be doing daily Estrogen shots this time to help increase the lining (along with up to 4 estrogen pills a day). I also found out I am homozygous for MTHFR gene and will also need to start lovenox a few days after the transfer. I am just hoping this cycle is the one. Hope all is well with all you all.
Me- 26y unkn inf.
DH-30y MF
TTC for 3 yrs
2010- 3 IUI, 3 IVFs (1 chemical, 1 MC @ 6wks)
IVF #4- Fresh 5dt w/ 2 blasts & 1 pre-blast.
BFP! Beta 4/15= 667, 4/18= 2244, 4/22=15,181!!!
Triplets turned Twins- lost 1 baby @ 10 wks. 2 Baby Girls!!
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Re: August Frozen Transfer

Post by Lex87 » Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:59 pm

I go off to my spermbank on Friday for my first treatment. Soooo nervous! I read all of your stories and know that I am not alone, and it gives me hope. Thanks to everyone for sharing. It really helps. :)

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Post by kizmet » Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:05 pm

Blair - Sorry to hear you're going to have to wait so long. Hopefully the lovenox is the answer for you! I'll be keeping my fingers and toes crossed for you.

AFM - nothing much to report! Still throwing up on a regular basis! I've stopped losing weight but haven't gained any either. I've got a blood test next week for the combined screening for Downs, OB appointment the following Monday, US the week after for the second part of the combined screening for Downs. Hope everyone else is well.

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Re: August Frozen Transfer

Post by itsmyturn79 » Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:18 pm

blair, glad to hear that you did all the necessary tests!! it looks like you are going to be so fit and prepared for the next cycle! so sorry and the other hand that you have to wait another month!! it s so heartbreaking to be always waiting!! but good, you got this extra month to enjoy all the thing you can!!! keep us posted xx

Kizmet, so sorry to hear about the throwing, i understand what you are going through, i am exactly the same. Sometime is so bad that i can t even work! just had my 1st u/s with the new clinic, babies are growing very fast! 1 is 3 days older that the other, which mean one of them is natural! couldn t beleive it!! how weird is life!!next u/s in 2 weeks!! can t wait for the 1st trimester with the nauseas to be over and finally tell the world!!!

jersey, melop, melmar, how are you doing girls?

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