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

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

Post by BlissfulCS » Thu May 05, 2011 2:13 am

Blair- that's amazing!!! I expected twins, but identical twins plus one is certainly way beyond what you were prepared for today. It must be surreal! So excited and happy for you. Wow!!!
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Post by BlissfulCS » Thu May 05, 2011 2:30 am

Indigo- yes, I trigger with FET. I also stimmed with very small doses. The idea is to develop a lead follicle that can become the corpus lutem, at least I think that's why. I know LOTS of FETs are like yours though. I started estrogen last night and will start progesterone Friday. Sometimes I think every clinic is different. As far as testing... Tough call. I'd definitely do it when DH is around. Mothers Day might be tough. Whatever you decide, just remember that you simply don't know until Beta. So don't get too emotional if it's not a BFP, especially if you do it Saturday. Keep us posted wig what you do. Baby dust, prayers, and love!
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Post by cherry5. » Thu May 05, 2011 2:57 pm

blair!!!!!!!! yeah with the triplets!! how crazy is that!!

i got alot of catching up to do.
been off internet because been without power. we live in cullman, al and as some of you know we were hit with an f4 tornado and town is devestated.... let me just tell ya... that was some scary stuff. with all the running and diving into the tub to lay on top of my other children we were worried about how and if all that plus nerves would affect this pregnancy. we had another ultrasound on the 2nd and heart beat was great and baby was measuring on target and sac grew another week although its still a week behind.
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Re: FEB / MARCH 2011 Cycle Buddies!! can't wait!

Post by Lynzee22 » Thu May 05, 2011 3:02 pm

Cherry SO SORRY!! I can't imagine having to go through ALL of this at once! But thank god that the baby is doing well and that you and your family are safe! :D
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Post by blairwh58 » Thu May 05, 2011 3:27 pm

cherry- I was wondering where you were. Glad to hear that you and your family survived and that the little one is still doing well.

indigo- I agree with Bliss that you should have the beta done when DH is around. Either way you want him to be there to celebrate or take the news with you. I would go with Saturday I think so you give that little one some extra time to stick in and build the hcg levels. Either way you have to know that things could still change by Monday. Good luck.

Bliss- I am getting so excited that your transfer is only a few days away!!! That means you get to sit and relax all day sunday as you will be an expectant mother.

AFM- Nausea is pretty miserable. I think I may end up taking the zofran 3 times a day...my MD said it was fine to take 3 but not exceed 4. I try to avoid even taking them when I can but just sitting here is bad. Everything Ive read about being pregnant with multiples says most women experience horrible m/s so I guess I just need to suck it up and know its these babies doing their best to grow and stay healthy. I still dont think its hit me that we are going to have 3 babies though. I did forget to mention yday that the doctor said the reason I was so swollen is because I have a very large corpus luteum cyst left over from the retrieval that would def cause discomfort. Hoping it starts going away very soon. Another good thing is that I get to start decreasing my PIO!!! Down to 1/2ml each night which is great. Only a few more weeks of that and then Ill just have the lovenox each night. Hope everyone is doing well.
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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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Post by crissylove » Thu May 05, 2011 10:50 pm

Blair- OM FRIGGIN' GOSH! Man-o-man. A triple blessing. I could definitely see all three in there clearly. You'll be amazed how quickly they transform into human looking beings. It's truly miraculous to think after all this trying you've finally arrived. I can't stop looking at myself in the mirror in total disbelief. My husband is sorta sick of me asking "do I look pregnant or just fat"? Lol. My son told me to tell you that you have fraternal triplets, and identical twins. He as so intrigued. He said he'd never heard of that. BTW...I won't get my final blood work results until week or so.

Bliss-so glad ur almost there. I too think Mothers Day is befitting and a good omen. Will also they use the eggs from the follicle if released?

Indigo-I'm so happy that things are well on they're way for you. Just to give my two cents...have you thought about maybe doing ur HPT Mothers day eve so you could get through it and enjoy it? You don't need a first morn urine necessarily. It just needs to be concentrated.

Mamaboo-sorry for your loss.

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Post by BlissfulCS » Thu May 05, 2011 11:19 pm

Crissy- no we won't use the eggs from the follies, unfortunately they will go to waste! In fact its weird, I think they already have been released. I guess in a fresh cycle you have some sort of suppression that maybe keeps you from ovulating immediately post trigger. I only triggered last night and I am almost positive that I ovulated today. DH and I do get to BD tomorrow night. It would be nice if I had tubes and could pretend I might also be getting pregnant naturally with the released eggs, but that is not the case. They still recommend spending "quality time" the night before however. I guess there is a study that suggests having the little swimmers around at the time of transfer has a positive impact on pregnancy rates. I have no idea why...but as usual, we IVF ladies will try anything to get preggo.

AFM- Trying really hard to relax. I have been so stressed this week with work. On top of it, I am stressed about being stressed...lol...because I want everything to be perfect. I need to go meditate! :-)
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IVF#5- BFN
FET May 11 2013- miscarriage at 8 weeks

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Post by crissylove » Fri May 06, 2011 12:43 am

Bliss-Try not to stress or even stress about stressing. Only watch happy movies. Laugh as much as possible. Take a walk/picnic in the park. Whatever. Stress is the biggest enemy to this process. Tell DH don't pick and fight, and if you do to tell you he "understands how YOU feel". This is your moment. Don't let anything get in your way. Enjoy the baby dance tmrw. I think it does help.
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Post by indigofire » Fri May 06, 2011 5:36 pm

Drew blood today for a beta. I'll know by dinnertime. Don't feel pregnant though. Send me lots of PMA please?

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Post by blairwh58 » Fri May 06, 2011 5:43 pm

Indigo- sending all the positive thoughts I can muster your way. Hopefully they call you with good news sooner than later so you don't have to stress about it too long. Keep us posted.

Bliss- less than 48 hours and you will be PUPO!!

Crissy- tell your son thanks for the info. Its crazy to think we are having fraternal triplets which includes a set of identical twins. Hope your pregnancy is going well. Hoping you get good news back with your blood test. Crazy to think you are already into the second trimester and just moving right along.
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Triplets turned Twins- lost 1 baby @ 10 wks. 2 Baby Girls!!
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Post by indigofire » Sat May 07, 2011 12:52 am

Ok...not great news...but not awful news either. My beta is 10. I've never had anything above 0 before...so this is a really good sign. We are testing a little early and it was a morula and it was frozen, all could lead to later implantation. I'm cautiously optimistic but even if the number falls it's still good news meaning that the intralipids worked for me. I've never had an implantation before. So I'm in beta limbo as I await the official beta on Monday.

Please keep your fingers crossed for me.

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DH 47 - sterile after chemo
TTC - 16+ years
Adopted DD 12 yrs ago
IVF #1 - BFN
FET 03/11 - 2 blasts transferred, BFN
FET 04/11 - chemical
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Post by blairwh58 » Sat May 07, 2011 1:34 am

Indigo- sounds like positive and hopeful news to me! Anything over 5 is pregnant so given all the factors- you tested early, had a morula, and it was frozen would all lead to a late implanter. My fingers are crossed that you get great news on monday. Try to stay positive and keep your head up.
Me- 26y unkn inf.
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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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Post by BlissfulCS » Sat May 07, 2011 2:07 am

Indigo!!! That's great news. I am very hopeful for you and I think you are most definitely looking at it the right way. This is a good sign for you.

Question- aren't you testing pretty early? I can't remember what day you are past transfer, but if your original Beta was supposed to be Monday it seems like 10 might be good for where you are. Praying hard that we are both pregnant come Monday :-)
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IVF #4 FET- DD
IVF#5- BFN
FET May 11 2013- miscarriage at 8 weeks

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Post by WeHaveHope » Sat May 07, 2011 2:18 am

Indigo-keeping all of my fingers and toes crosses for you. I pray that this is the one.

Blair-OMG!!! I am sooooo very happy for you. I pray that all goes well. Triplets, how very exciting.

Bliss-when is your transfer. I have had a difficult time keeping up with the posts. I have been quite busy lately. I hope I did not miss it.

Mamaboo-how are you doing? My thoughts are with you.

Skatie, Crissy, & Cherry-a am glad thing are going well and all seems to be on track.

Lynzee-how are thing going?

Lyd-haven't heard from you in a while. Hope everything is ok.

AFM-I started Estrogen Patches (Vivelle Dots) tonight. My DH and I also started on antibiotics tonight (one pill twice daily for 10 days). Between AF, patches, and antibiotics i am afraid i am going to be sick to my stomach. My next appointment is on May 20th. If all goes well we will transfer on May 25th. I am optimistic that there will be no more delays. I am starting to feel a little nervous though as the date gets closer. I can't believe we started this whole process back in December of last year.

Sending all of my friends lots of baby dust and PMA tonight.
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Post by BlissfulCS » Sat May 07, 2011 2:43 am

Blair- are you still reeling from shock or is it starting to settle in now?

WeHaveHope- My transfer is on Mother's Day at 9 AM and I am out of my mind happy over the serendipitous date.

As you ladies may recall- live 3 1/2 hours away from my clinic so we will be driving down tomorrow night and staying at a nice hotel (nothing but the best for this adventure). We will go out for Indian food like always which is almost as exciting as the transfer! We live in a quaint resort area and don't have much ethnic food so when we go to the big city we like to get our chicken korma and garlic nan on! :-)

My regular acupuncturist that travelled from home with me last time is out of town in Seattle visiting her family and having her first baby shower. I will be meeting the new acupuncturist for the first time at transfer which is different, but I have really liked her over the phone.

I can't wait to get home on Sunday and change my ticker to a PREGNANCY TICKER!!! I'm sure you recall that last time I was too scared to do it. This time I am doing it! I mean...if your going to talk PMA you should walk PMA right??? I am less than two days away from being pregnant for the duration and I am going to start counting it down on Sunday.

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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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