FEB / MARCH 2011 Cycle Buddies!! can't wait!

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blairwh58
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Re: FEB / MARCH 2011 Cycle Buddies!! can't wait!

Post by blairwh58 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:22 am

Bliss- I know what you mean about the board being quiet lately. Even though we have been enjoying the sights in monterey I've still been checking in on my phone. Sounds like the adoption stuff is going well and its great that you have a plan for your next ivf cycle. I agree it would be hard to leave the morula behind so sounds like you have 2 potential cycles. Best of luck. How are things progressing with this one?

AFM- sorry I didn't do personals for everyone but just wanted to check in once I saw bliss had posted. I was a little depressed and not feeling well this morning so after we got back to our friends house I wanted to go ahead and test. Since it was the afternoon and only the 6dp5dt I knew chances were slim of seeing a positive...but I did!! I know its still early and you never know but I was ecstatic!
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!!!
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Re: FEB / MARCH 2011 Cycle Buddies!! can't wait!

Post by BlissfulCS » Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:30 am

OMG Blair- that is wonderful!!!! Its never too early for a BFP...a positive is a positive is a positive. I just know this is it for you!!! Now go relax, be happy, and enjoy your vacay. :D :D :D :D :D You are preggo and you are going to stay preggo this time. Yay!

As for this cycle for me, I am waiting for AF which could be here as early as Friday and then its game on! I suspect I will be late this month though since I had that weird midcycle bleeding and I usually go 30 days after a cycle. If AF doesn't come this weekend, I am going to bring her on through acupuncture on Tuesday. Its too early to dance, but shine your shoes because I will be enlisting your help soon. :wink:
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DH 37- no issues
IVF 1 - 3 Chemical and 2BFN
IVF #4 FET- DD
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FET May 11 2013- miscarriage at 8 weeks

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Re: FEB / MARCH 2011 Cycle Buddies!! can't wait!

Post by MamaBoo » Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:42 am

Congrats Blair!
I go for my u/s tomorrow. I get so nervous before all of these appointments. I have been having a fair amount of ms - but all day. By the way, my patches came! Yea! Now, in two days, I'll have to start badgering them to send me my next refill, I only get 8 days worth from mail order, but it's better than 2 days worth from local - I guess. :roll:
Good luck Blissful in whatever you decide. You really deserve to have a little one whether through adoption or IVF.
Good luck to the rest of you too. I'm still reading and rooting for you.
Me 34 endo, MTHFR, clotting issues
DH 47 semi-low morphology
TTC 6 yrs
3 IUI's all BFN
IVF#1: 10/08 BFP early MC
FET#1: 03/09 BFP
DS born 11/28/09
FET#2: 03/11
DS born 11/21/2011
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Re: FEB / MARCH 2011 Cycle Buddies!! can't wait!

Post by skatiedrew » Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:59 am

Congrats Blair,

I'm so happy for you.
me 37
DH 39
DS 18
DD 15
DSS 11
TL 1992
TR 2009
BFP 2/2/10
e/p -metho shot 2/14
2 iui's w/ clomid; 4 rounds just clomid
IVF ER: 3/23/11
13 eggs; 11 mature/ 8 fertilized (ICSI)
ET: 3/26, 2 8 cell
BFP:4/3/11
Beta hcg: 4/4 -40
4/6 -139
4/8 -389
4/10 -1036

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Re: FEB / MARCH 2011 Cycle Buddies!! can't wait!

Post by WeHaveHope » Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:43 am

Blair-Congrats! I am so excites for you.

Bliss-I am so happy that you have even more options now then before. I wish you all the best with your decision. You deserve all the best.

Skatie-I will be praying for you.

AFM-as you all know AF came yesterday. However, still quite confused about my cycle and what this means. I have an appt tomorrow for blood work and an u/s. I am not sure what they are looking for but I am still taking the Provera. I was told tat although AF came that they still wanted me to be on the Provera a total of 7 days. Something to do with making sure that I shed the entire lining of my uterus. AF was very strange last night and this morning with only minor spotting and more brownish in color (sorry for TMI). Kind of like the end of AF and not the beginning, although it looks like things may be picking up a bit tonight. I am afraid now that I may not shed the lining as I should. Always something to worry about. Well, I will know more tomorrow. I am sending lots of PMA, baby dust, and hugs to all. I will keep all of my IVF friends in my prayers.
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IUI 12/10 BFN
IVF 1/11 OHSS
FET 5/11 BFN
FET 7/11 MC
FET 9/11 MC46 XY
FET 12-30-11 BFP 15dpo=266,17dpo=727,22dpo=7125,25dpo=19076,1-20 u/s 2HB's. Our 2 little miracles born on 8-15-12@35w/3d
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Re: FEB / MARCH 2011 Cycle Buddies!! can't wait!

Post by riogirl71 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:44 am

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Post by annashope » Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:25 am

Woo hoo Blair huge congrats :D :D :D I am so excited for you
Me 30
DH 30
DS 10 from previous marriage
ttc 5 yrs, Cervical cancer- in remission
IVF# 1 BFP m/c at 7 weeks
FET Nov 2010 BFN
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April 2012 Natural BFP on baseline to start cycling-- beta 4/11 35 beta 4/13 121

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Re: FEB / MARCH 2011 Cycle Buddies!! can't wait!

Post by to_have_fun08 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:06 pm

YEY Blair Congrats!!! Can't wait to hear your beta #'s.

Bliss - another option if you want to transfer all you have is to transfer your 3 day embies on day 3 and do another transfer on day 5. My clinic won't transfer anything that is not at least 7 cells so if a patient insists on doing a 3 day transfer they will transfer whatever embies the patient has that is 7 cells or better. If the patient has embies that are less then 7 cells, they will culture them to day 5 and if they are blast on day 5 they will do another transfer. I know sounds weird but I have seen several instances that they do this and it works. One of my cycle buddies has twins due to having 2 transfers.
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6 IVFs Cycles - BFN's
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FET 7/2012 - BFP - Kaylee due 4/3/13

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Re: FEB / MARCH 2011 Cycle Buddies!! can't wait!

Post by fruit » Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:38 pm

hey ladies, i guess im one of the Aprilsss my beta is in 10 days...
anyways, couldnt read all the posts, but i wanna wish u all good luck and big BFPsss

to_have_fun08 : i saw ur signature, u have unfortunately failed 6 ivf cycles ( and yeeeeyyyyyy got ur bfp on the last one :) congrats!) im in very good health, no problems at all, my embryos are always very good quality, grade 1, we only have male factor, and yet i have had 4 ivf failed cycles unexplained !!!!!
did ur RE told u the cause??? have u changed RE or tried all the attempts with the same RE?? what did u do different to got ur bfp???

to all other ladies, especially ones with BFP: did anyone got a BFP while wearing a lot of body lotion and perfumes on ET day ? coz i did (i didnt know i shouldnt) and now all im thinking about is that i damaged the embryos before even being put in my uterus

BEST OF LUCK AND BABY DUST TO EACH AND EVERYONE OF U

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Post by mellow4 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:49 pm

High Five to you Blair!!! :) So happy for you!

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Post by MamaBoo » Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:08 pm

Fruit: I cannot imagine that being the room with you for a few seconds before being transferred into you would have caused any harm even if scents could hurt them. I have personally been told any time I have had a surgical procedure to keep scents to a minimum. These were not all related to fertility treatments. I think it has more to do with not overwhelming the medical staff....I can imagine some people do wear waaaaay toooo much and it could cause staff's eyes to water or some may have allergies. That's my thoughts.

AFM: I had my u/s today! There is a singleton. Little one measures 7w1d (RE said +/- 2-3 days is perfectly normal). That puts due date 11/28, the same as my son's. (My son also measured 7w1d when he was 7w2d so not concerned.) Heartbeat was 139. RE is very happy with results, and so are we. :P
Me 34 endo, MTHFR, clotting issues
DH 47 semi-low morphology
TTC 6 yrs
3 IUI's all BFN
IVF#1: 10/08 BFP early MC
FET#1: 03/09 BFP
DS born 11/28/09
FET#2: 03/11
DS born 11/21/2011
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Post by crissylove » Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:45 pm

BLAIR-I AM SOOOOO OVERJOYED, THRILLED, EXCITED and every other word you can think of happy for you. You did it!! I knew you would. And to think...you didn't even have to use but one test on this vaca. :D Now you can just chill. Congrats to you and hubby. You can add your name to the BFP list. Cheers!!

Bliss-That's awesome that you're getting a "2 fer" outta this, but honestly, I don't think you'll need it. It must be nice to know that regardless of the method you'll be getting a little one. I'm happy you can relax through this next cycle(s) with that peace of mind. I think that will make the difference in your success.

Mamaboo-Isn't it great to hear such a strong heartbeat? Before every appt I get nervous too. I don't think that's gonna change either.

We-Could the meds ur taking have an effect on your AF flow?
Me 39 ENDO, PA, UF
DH 35
DS '94 natural
IVF#1 '06 BFN
IVF#2 '07 BFN

IVF#3 '11 ER 2/10 8 mature eggs, 7 fert.; ET 2/15 3 AA blasts, 1 snowbaby 2/21-BFP!! Hpt; 2/24-Beta #1 178, 2/28-Beta #2 711, U/S 3/22-HB 149!
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Post by WeHaveHope » Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:44 am

crissylove wrote:We-Could the meds ur taking have an effect on your AF flow?
Crissy-thanks for asking. I am not quite sure. The Provera is supposed to make you bleed but my cycle has just been turned around completely. After the ER I was supposes to get AF 3 weeks later. I got it 2 weeks to the day after ER. I think that started the problem. My RE then gave me Provera x 10 days but 13 days after the last dose, nothing. At thi point I went in for blood work and was anovulatory. So, another dose of Provera started and 5 days later AF came to visit. The flow has picked up a bit. I also went in today for blood work and my E2 level was 39. The nurse said that this was a good low number, which was good. I am a nurse but do not specialize in IVF and I can tell you that this has all been extremely confusing even for me.

Plan:
*Start BCP tomorrow 4-13-11
*Start Lupron 10u in the am on 4-24-11
*Stop BCP on 5-1-11 (last dose)
*Appt on 5-6-11 to start Estrogen Patches
*Appt on 5-20-11 for E2, P4, U/S, and Pre-op
*FET on 5-24-11

If I have learned anything from this experience is that you you really can't plan for IVF. Nature has a way if taking it's own course.

Best wishes to all!
Mrd 11y TTC 8y
Me38 DH49
DS14pr mrg
2 step-ch16&20
IUI 12/10 BFN
IVF 1/11 OHSS
FET 5/11 BFN
FET 7/11 MC
FET 9/11 MC46 XY
FET 12-30-11 BFP 15dpo=266,17dpo=727,22dpo=7125,25dpo=19076,1-20 u/s 2HB's. Our 2 little miracles born on 8-15-12@35w/3d
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Post by BlissfulCS » Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:48 am

Thanks Ladies!

Mamaboo- That is a WONDERFUL appointment and terrific results. I am simply estatic for you!

Fun- My RE wouldn't do that, in fact he really doesn't want to transfer four of the young ones and says given my age and apparent health he won't do more than three unless the quality is questionable. I didn't share this before because I thought I had already rambled on long enough :D , But if all four do thaw nicely he wants to see if the fourth one makes it to blast, then he'll refreeze it and include it in the freebie FET. Its pretty unlikely that would happen though...a second freeze would be extremely rare and even if it did make it to blast a second thaw would be unlikely to yield a healthy embie. So theoretically our natural FET could be 2 embies. I'm not banking on it though, I have a lot of PMA...but I am not sure anyone has that much PMA! :D
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Me 36- no tubes
DH 37- no issues
IVF 1 - 3 Chemical and 2BFN
IVF #4 FET- DD
IVF#5- BFN
FET May 11 2013- miscarriage at 8 weeks

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Re: FEB / MARCH 2011 Cycle Buddies!! can't wait!

Post by riogirl71 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:35 pm

Blair - hope you are having a blast celebrating BFP in Cali! Can't wait for your beta!!!

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