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 » Sat May 07, 2011 11:23 am

Alisa- to be honest I think the fact that I have pretty intense morning sickness from sun up to sun down is probably taking away from letting it all sink in. DH and I have been talking about some things that will obviously be changing since we are now having 3 babies- for instance I will have to be a stay at home mom for awhile since daycare for a newborn is 190 a week totaling to almost 2400 a month. Its little stuff like that making it seem a little more real. Don't get me wrong though- its still beyond crazy for me to think I have 3 little people growing inside me. As for your PMA- I would def go for it with the ticker. This was the first time I did it and it just makes you feel good. So excited for your transfer tomorrow!!!
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: FEB / MARCH 2011 Cycle Buddies!! can't wait!

Post by crissylove » Sat May 07, 2011 2:37 pm

Indigo-That's so encouraging that you got that number so early. I think things are looking super hopeful for you. You should really enjoy your Mothers Day tmrw.

Bliss-You must be bursting with anticipation right now. I'm so happy for you to be one sleep away from bringing home your babies. I can't remember...how many are you putting back this time? I wanna send you some serious positive baby vibes. May love and good energy surround you as you retrieve those embies tmrw.

Blair-Hope ur feeling better. I always think a day where I feel like crap is a day I still know I'm preggers. :D

I was peeking at the April/May board and I can't believe how many ladies are on there and that they already caught up to us in number of pages! It's crazy and exciting.
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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Re: FEB / MARCH 2011 Cycle Buddies!! can't wait!

Post by BlissfulCS » Sat May 07, 2011 5:58 pm

Thanks Crissylove!!! I am putting back at least three of the four frosties I have hanging out waiting for me, but we are thawing all 4. RE originally said we could do all 4 if quality is on the lower side for some, but then he backed off of that. I am torn. The embies I have will be 3 day embies and quality was good when they were frozen. However when I went to blast last time out of 9 fertilized eggs, all good quality on day three, only one made it to blast and three were morulae on day five. The other 5 didn't make it. I have concerns about embie quality based on that and think I would prefer to put 4 back...but after Blair's big news I am beginning to side with my RE (sorry Blair...you are wonderfully blessed but triplets??? :-) )

I'm not losing too much sleep over it. With an 80% success rate with the thaw, that decision might be made for me anyway.

I agree with you...The April/May board is huge and active, but I like our cozy little crew. :D

How is your pregnancy going?

AFM- I am all packed for my trip to the clinic tonight. DH is working until 5 so we won't be eating our Indian food until 8:30 or so. I was super anxious last time so the RE prescribed a valium for me tonight. Its sad, but I have looked forward to that part all week because of how tense I have been!!! I am super positive though. I have a feeling this is it!

I am also all packed for my trip to banking school next week. Man it is tough packing for a 14 day business trip. I have so much stuff its not funny! Personal and business clothes, personal and business computers and phones, chargers, etc. etc, etc. I should have shipped some of the stuff ahead of time. Had to pack this weekend even though I don't go until next Saturday due to bed rest and work demands in the coming week. Also, the house is spotless for an enjoyable bed rest Monday. So I have been working like crazy but now I am officially done. Going to take a catnap and dream of montherhood!

Much love to you all!
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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 Addy » Sat May 07, 2011 6:09 pm

Good luck tomorrow bliss! I'll be thinking of you. Hope you have an enjoyable evening ;)
Me: 29, PCOS
DH: 30
TTC 2 years
IVF #1: March '11 - possible OHSS so switching to FET - 4/21, 5/2 - BFP!!
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Re: FEB / MARCH 2011 Cycle Buddies!! can't wait!

Post by margi26 » Sat May 07, 2011 8:25 pm

Everything sounds perfectly set Bliss!! Sending you lots of positive energy for tomorrow! :D
Me: 44, endo. & 1 tube due to rupture
DH 36 fine
IVF#1 double ectopic/severe OHSS 12/08
IVF#2 BFN
IVF#3 BFP-->m/c
IUI#1, #2, and #3, 2010 BFN
IVF#4-2/11 HPT=BFP 11dpo; 13dpo=240! 15dpo=653, 20dpo=5522,3/29=u/s-1sac1yolk 4/4=2 HBs!
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Post by indigofire » Sun May 08, 2011 2:52 am

Bliss - sending you tons of sticky vibes. This is the one for you. Funny with the tickers, I used one for both of my last rounds and this time chose not too. It's amazing how superstitious we get with all of this. Have fun bringing your babes home on Mothers Day! I'm so looking forward to moving to the pregnancy board with you!!!

AFM - super nauseous all day today but I'm sure I'm making it all up. Anyone know what the level of HCG you need for a hpt to show positive? I'm thinking of POASing tomorrow to see if my beta level will show.

Right now I'm enjoying the possibility of being pregnant. Happy Mothers Day to those who are and happy soon to be mothers day to everyone else.

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Me 37 - PCOS
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
Donor Egg 09/11- 1 embryo BFN
Donor Embryos - 9 donated 11/11 - FET Dec. 21

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

Post by BlissfulCS » Sun May 08, 2011 3:43 pm

Hello ladies!!! It's official, I am PUPO"""" :D :D :D

In the car on my iPad and it won't let me upload a pic of my gorgeous embies but I will attach it to my NEW TICKER when I get home. The tough decision on transferring 3 versus 4 was made for me, one of the four did not survive the thaw. Funny thing? All this time I thought they were three day embies when in fact there were two day embies. So when you see the photo you'll see a 5 cell, a 4 cell, and a 2 cell...but it's EARLY! Quality was really good on 2 of them and the 4 cell showed a smidge of fragmentation but still a 2 on my clinic's 1 to 4 scale ( one is the best). The other two were two plus gradings. The best part is that my lining was the best it has ever been at 11!!!

I feel so good about this and am keeping the PMA going all the way. No obsessive research, POASing, or worry. I'm going to read relax and chill for two days and then go back to an incredibly exciting trip at work. My mental state has never been better.

The best part? Its finally going to be in the 70s tomorrow in Northern Michigan ( which we affectionately refer to as Northern Exposure.) RE agreed that it would be great for me psychologically to do my bed rest from the lounge chair on my deck that overlooks our lake.

I can't think of any better way to ward off the craziness of the 2 ww. 8)

Thanks Blair, wehavehope, indigo, SD, margi, crissylove, addy, and any others I may have missed on the well wishing!
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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 blairwh58 » Sun May 08, 2011 5:42 pm

Bliss- congrats on being PUPO!!! Sounds like things went great and you transferred 3 great embryos. Maybe the ticker will bring you good luck this time. Keep up the PMA since I know it will help those babies stick in there. Relax and enjoy your day as an expectant Mother. Congrats again.
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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Post by BlissfulCS » Sun May 08, 2011 7:23 pm

Blair- I just realized I chose the exact same ticker as you (complete coincidence). Great minds think alike. It certainly brought you luck!
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Alisa
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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Post by blairwh58 » Sun May 08, 2011 8:28 pm

Bliss- what a great picture of your little ones!! As for the ticker igreat minds really must think alike. Hoping it brings you some of the luck it has brought to me. When do you go for your first beta??? Ps- did you see that we may have a chance at a championship next year!!

AFM- we caved in and told my mom and sister since they were planning a vacation when I would be 32 wks. My mom immediately decided she wasn't going on vacation and said she couldn't be happier for us. Got to celebrate my birthday and mothers day with DH mom and now I've been lounging in bed. Even though the qeather has finally turned around the nausea doesn't seem to care. I guess once I get to a computer I need to update my sig and change our ages now.
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: FEB / MARCH 2011 Cycle Buddies!! can't wait!

Post by margi26 » Sun May 08, 2011 8:41 pm

Blissful: Congratulations!!! You are Image. Hope you are enjoying this special day resting!! :D :D
Me: 44, endo. & 1 tube due to rupture
DH 36 fine
IVF#1 double ectopic/severe OHSS 12/08
IVF#2 BFN
IVF#3 BFP-->m/c
IUI#1, #2, and #3, 2010 BFN
IVF#4-2/11 HPT=BFP 11dpo; 13dpo=240! 15dpo=653, 20dpo=5522,3/29=u/s-1sac1yolk 4/4=2 HBs!
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Post by BlissfulCS » Sun May 08, 2011 9:00 pm

OMG Blair!!! I completely forgot about your special day. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOMMA! First beta is on the 19th.

I didn't see any news about our Wildcats, but whatever it is...Yay! :)

Sitting in the sun with a light blanket and my floppy straw Ann Taylor sun hat. Gotta tell you... I'm looking pretty motherly. Ha ha.

How fun you told the fam. I can't wait to do the same very soon! :)

Margi- thanks! I'm soaking it in.
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Alisa
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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Post by indigofire » Sun May 08, 2011 9:49 pm

BLISS - so excited for you! You're PUPO!!! HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!!! Your embies look fantastic! I've never heard of day 2 transfers. But why not! Let's move to the pregnant board together! And I love the visual of you sitting out on the deck with a big straw hat. Enjoy your downtime.

Blair - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! what a fab Mothers Day and Birthday present having triplets growing in your belly! Maybe some birthday cake will fight the nausea.

AFM - nauseous again, sensitive to smells, and tender breasts. Hoping I that those are good signs and I'm not just making it up. Had a birth this morning. It was a little tough for me as it was this womans 8th baby and it was clear she really didn't want eight kids and this was another mouth to feed. Kind of takes the specialness away and makes it difficult when I would kill to have the experience of being pregnant and to be able to birth my baby into the world. But oh well. It is what it is. Usually I'm ok with it all, but today I was feeling a little pissed off that she was so non chalant about it.

Looking forward to my beta tomorrow. Hoping for a number over 30.
I may POAS tonight. Not sure.

Indigo.
Me 37 - PCOS
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
Donor Egg 09/11- 1 embryo BFN
Donor Embryos - 9 donated 11/11 - FET Dec. 21

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Post by WeHaveHope » Mon May 09, 2011 12:51 am

Bliss-congrats on being PUPO! I am extremely happy for you.
Blair-congrats on your birthdayand in sharing the wonderful news of your pregnancy with your loved ones.

AFM-the combination of Lupron, antibiotics twice daily, Estrogen patches, and AF I am feeling a little sick. It is all worth it though so I am just pushing forward. Next appointment is on May 20th and then I should start Crinone. Not sure when I will stop the Lupron or the patches.

To all of my other IVF sisters, I am sending you lots of love and PMA tonight.
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 crissylove » Mon May 09, 2011 2:16 am

Indigo-Checking in to tell you how excited I am for you for tmrw's beta. I have a really good feeling. Saying a special prayer for you tonight. I hope you enjoyed you Mother's Day after all.
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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