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

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

Post by WeHaveHope » Wed May 25, 2011 11:41 pm

Crissy-contrats on you little one and thank you for your words of support. I was a bit hesitant today to change my ticker at all but I did. Praying that this is the one. We have prayed and talked to the little on all day asking him or her to get comfertable in there. I also added a picture to my signature. I hope it looks ok. Thank you again to all. Sending all my love to you.
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Re: FEB / MARCH 2011 Cycle Buddies!! can't wait!

Post by becca5m » Thu May 26, 2011 2:05 am

we, I was just stopping in to check on you. Sending you tons of baby dust!!

I feel dumb because I didn't ask for the grade of ours. One is a hatching blastocyst (the boy) and the other is a blastocyst. Can I call my RE tomorrow and get the grade? I will try to scan the pics tomorrow and post them. Don't know how to do the cute little tickers you ladies have on your profiles.

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

Post by WeHaveHope » Thu May 26, 2011 2:12 am

Becca-thank you for checking up in me. Today has been a rollercoaster of emotions. But feeling slightly more calm tonight. Yes, you can call tomorrow and they will be able to tell you the grade. I have been driving myself crazy looking on the Internet to find the pregnancy rates for frozen cycles with a grade 3CC blastocyst, but was not able to find anything. For the ticker, just press on mine and it will take you to the website where you can design your own and add a picture. Sending you PMA tonight a's well as lots of sticky baby dust.
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DS14pr mrg
2 step-ch16&20
IUI 12/10 BFN
IVF 1/11 OHSS
FET 5/11 BFN
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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 becca5m » Thu May 26, 2011 2:27 am

we, thank you so much for the advice.

I too have been searching like crazy for success rates on embies like mine, so I know just how you feel. I keep going off what my RE told me and hoping for the best.

Just keep praying and keep your PMA. Right now you are PUPO!! So exciting! We will help each other through this 2ww.

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

Post by WeHaveHope » Thu May 26, 2011 1:12 pm

Becca-were you able to get the ticker? We really need to stop searching the internet. Sending you lots of sticky vibes
Mrd 11y TTC 8y
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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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Re: FEB / MARCH 2011 Cycle Buddies!! can't wait!

Post by WeHaveHope » Thu May 26, 2011 5:58 pm

I am feeling some cramping this afternoon. It has increases throughout the day. I feel like AF is coming
Has anyone had these symptoms the day after frozen embryo transfer???
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FET 5/11 BFN
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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 MamaBoo » Fri May 27, 2011 12:03 am

After my FET, I think when implantation was occuring, it felt like someone was pinching my uterus. I wouldn't call it cramps, but it did hurt.
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Re: FEB / MARCH 2011 Cycle Buddies!! can't wait!

Post by becca5m » Fri May 27, 2011 12:07 am

we, I wish I had some advice for you because I know that cramping is so scary. Try to get it out of your mind and rest.

I did find the site to make the cute ticker but can't figure out where to add it on my profile. I tried putting it in my signature but it didn't work. :oops:

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Post by BlissfulCS » Fri May 27, 2011 12:51 am

Wehavehope- I am so sorry I haven't been on to check in on you! It has been a crazy couple of days with a travel nightmare yesterday. Congrats on being PUPO lady! Don't worry about the quality of the blast. I know that is easier said than done, but here is my unprofessional opinion....

Blast grading has to do with how many cells there are, how much fragmentation there is, and growth rate (a 5 day blast is better than a 6 day blasts). When embryos are frozen, cells frequently die or sometimes freezing may cause an expanding blast to start to compact. I think what happened is that you had a very high quality blast that is showing normal reaction to the thaw. You should still be very excited and very happy. Your high quality blast probably just needed some time to recover and I am sure it started growing and expanding well once it was back with you.

If it makes you feel better. All of my embies were grade 2 embies on day 2...they might not have even made it to blast in 5 days (in my one 5 day cycle 3 out of 4 were morulae on day 5) but apparently at least one of them is making a baby. The point is, embies do not need to be perfect to create babies.

Personally, I think your little embie is gorgeous. And I love your signature! Hang in there!

AFM- I am home in Michigan! I had a heck of a time getting here though. Last night I was supposed to fly into Lansing after flying into Detroit from Atlanta, but with all the storms yesterday my Detroit flight was delayed and I missed my Lansing flight.

I had an important meeting this morning in Lansing at 8:30 and there were no other flights available until today at 5 PM. So I commandeered an car company to drive me to Lansing. Problem was, I was separated from my luggage which also meant I was separated from my estrace (I was smart enough to put the progesterone in my purse). When I realized I didn't have the meds I tried to get my baggage out of the holding area (the bags were still heading to Lansing without me) but Delta wouldn't help me.

After crying and calling my husband to possibly have him drive 4 hours and meet me in Lansing with estrace from home it finally occurred to me to page my RE. When he called he was like "oh don't worry about it, you can go a day without estrace." I thought...hell no! If something were to happen to this pregnancy I would never forgive myself. But I didn't know what to say to my RE. Finally after several seconds of silence I said "you do remember that I am pregnant right?" I was serious because it was after hours and I knew he didn't have my chart. Plus I go to a BIG clinic and sometimes wonder how much he remembers me. The only thing is, he had called me and left me a message that very morning congratulating me on the pregnancy (his nurses were the ones who told us, it was the first time I heard from him since the transfer). So it probably was bad form to remind him that I was pregnant and it didn't come off quite right. He seemed really ticked off that I asked him and I felt pretty bad. Oh well, ticked of or not, I think it hit him how worried I was and he called in a prescription to a 24 hour Walgreens in Lansing. What a ride! I hope the stress of the whole thing didn't hurt the baby(s). I will apologize to my RE next Friday when I go in for the u/s.
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Re: FEB / MARCH 2011 Cycle Buddies!! can't wait!

Post by WeHaveHope » Fri May 27, 2011 12:59 am

Ladies-thank you so much for your feedback and continued supports. I had been feeling fine all day yesterday and today until about 2pm. At that time I started to feel slight cramping like my period was going to come any minute but it never did. Not time for AF anyways but it sure felt that way. I called my RE and the nurse asked me a ton of questions. She also said that cramping was not uncommon but that they are always concerned about possible infection post transfer. Not at all common bu possible. So she asked me to take my temperature, drink plenty of fluids, and fo home and rest. So I did. No temperature, thank God. Bit when I got home the cramping or pain at this point had become very bad. Surprisingly, after having a very difficult BM, sorry for Too much information, the cramping/pain subsided. Now I am feeling better. I still feel a little bit of discomfort but not cramping and no pain. Thank God I am feeling better. Still feeling abdominal discomfort but I am hoping that is a good sign since our frosty was a 5day blast when frozen so technical today is day 7 or 8, I think and they performed assisted hatching prior to transfer. Say a little prayer for us. Beta is scheduled for next Friday, June 3rd.
Mrd 11y TTC 8y
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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
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Re: FEB / MARCH 2011 Cycle Buddies!! can't wait!

Post by WeHaveHope » Fri May 27, 2011 1:13 am

Bliss-thank you, thank you, thank you. You have been such a great support. You are pregnant, that is right and everything is going to be just fine with your baby/ies. I am praying for you. Sending you lots of PMA and tranquility tonight.
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Mrd 11y TTC 8y
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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 Wishingandhoping » Fri May 27, 2011 1:24 am

WeHaveHope- I'm on the April/May board, but have been looking at several boards. I wanted to reassure you about your cramping. I had pretty bad cramping in the few days after my 5 day transfer, and I got a BFP. I have heard from a lot of women that implantation can cause cramping. My cramping subsided by about a week after transfer. Unfortunately I ultimately miscarried at 6 weeks, but the cramping was actually a good sign early on!
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Re: FEB / MARCH 2011 Cycle Buddies!! can't wait!

Post by WeHaveHope » Fri May 27, 2011 1:29 am

Wishing-thank you so much for sharing your story. I truly appreciate your support. I am so sorry for your loss. Are you considering another cycle?
Mrd 11y TTC 8y
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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 Wishingandhoping » Fri May 27, 2011 1:48 am

Hope- We are planning on an FET after my next regular period. Right now we are waiting for my beta to go back to 0. I'm really hoping that the FET will work better for me since my body won't be so out of whack from all of the hormones. I had a whole bunch of labs drawn on Monday to look for any clotting disorders that may have caused the miscarriage. The labs aren't back yet, but my RE wants to put me on heparin for the FET no matter what the labs show. I'm trying to keep up the PMA, but right now we're still grieving the baby we lost. Thank you so much for your support, and good luck to you. I will be praying for you!
Me 34- mod endo
DH 36- perfect
IUI x 4- BFN
IVF #1 01/11- BFN
IVF #2 04/11- BFP- M/C at 6 weeks
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Re: FEB / MARCH 2011 Cycle Buddies!! can't wait!

Post by crissylove » Fri May 27, 2011 1:53 am

We-all that gastric upset, cramping, and constipation is a pretty good sign. It happened to me right away, so much so that I was googling to see if straining would cause the embryo to drop out! :lol: It's okay to take colace if the problem gets worse. That will get you through for now. Drink lots of water to help. I have to warn you though...if you are preggers it will get worse. F's X'd for more constipation. :mrgreen:

Bliss-What a crazy nightmare of a trip back, but I'm glad you got your stuff. I wouldn't worry too much about how you came off. You're preggers so hormones are raging, and like my MFM doc said "You paid a premium for this pregnancy", so you better do what ever you have to do to protect the precious package. Screw niceties. Those were your instincts kicking in mama bear. :twisted: Take it easy though. Try not to stress.

BTW...hatching blasts are usually give someone the best shot. No guarantees of course.
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