April/May Cycle Buddies!

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CT_Michele
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Re: April/May Cycle Buddies!

Post by CT_Michele » Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:17 am

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LeeS- IVF April/May; AF is here; start BCP on 3/23
Neffi211- Possible FET??? YAY!!!
penny100- IVF April
Heidi67- on BCPs as of 3/16
smoon0021- IVF April/May
mcfarland2213- u/s for cyst in March
faithful2011- waiting for AF (should be here around 4/12); April FET
hopethisworksm- Fresh cycle, late March/early April
kentucky- waiting for AF
Red_Riding_Hood- start Lupron 4/5; start stims 4/9; ER est. 4/20; ET est. 4/23 or 4/25
BlissfulCS- late April (est. 4/28) FET
Tiger04- April IVF w/ DS
WeHaveHope- had ER 3/22; OHSS; 10 frosties patiently waiting for their mama; anxiously waiting for FET 5/5
Addy- ER 3/16- 35 eggs/24 mature/21 fertilized/15 frosties w/ 14 at blast; FET scheduled for 4/21
LYD10- FET in May
Wishingandhoping- on BCPs until 4/5; SnS on 4/8
Pumpkin11- on BCPs
deftonesmo- waiting for AF
jmbella- on BCP; start Lupron 4/4
kbillsy- waiting for AF
NancyB- waiting on AF (est. 4/17); FET planned for 6/1
Waiting to happen- baseline 4/7
indigofire- waiting for af, FET soon

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CT_Michele- on Lupron; start stims 4/1; ER & ET w/o 4/11
JenMink55- on Lupron, start stims 3/27; ER est. 4/9; ET est. 4/14
tiffanyg1219- on Lupron & stims; ER on 3/31
BabiesGalore- on Lupron; on stims as of 3/26; ER on 4/6; ET on 4/9 or 4/11
moorebaby – on Lupron as of 3/22; on Follistim as of 4/3; ER & ET w/o 4/11 (ER est. 4/15)
Blaqdymun- start stims on 3/26; ER est. w/o 4/6-4/11
mrice94- on Lupron
TammyS- on Follistim as of 3/30; ER on 4/8 or 4/9
akdelp- on Lupron as of 3/23; on Follistim as of 4/2; start Repronex on 4/5; ER est. 4/14
Dallas- on Lupron as of 3/29; ER est. 4/25; ET est. 4/30
babytime- on Lupron as of 3/29
Sunshine1576- on Femara as of 4/1; IUI in April (est. 4/9)
easley4 (Kelly)- on Lupron; FET on 4/11
nicksgam- on Follistim & Menopur as of 4/2; ER on 4/13
mom4sure- on Gonal-F & Menopur as of 4/2 (start Cetrotide on 4/9); ER 4/14; ET 4/17 or 4/19
vicky1707- on hormone patches, tablets, & pessaries; FET on 4/6
x0Heather0x- on stims as of 4/3

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Blairwh58- ER on 3/31; ET on 4/3

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ellis79- ER on 3/25; ET on 3/30; BETA on ???
cherry5- FET on 3/31 w/ 2 blasts; BETA on ???
skatiedrew- ET 3/26, Beta 4/9


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Me- 28 DH- 33 Male Factor
1st IVF- 12/07- BFP! Ella Michele was born 8/26/8
2nd IVF- 04/09 - BFN
1st FET- 09/09 - Chemical
3rd IVF - 04/11 - Embies didn't make it to ET
4th IVF - Fall 2011??
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CT_Michele
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Re: April/May Cycle Buddies!

Post by CT_Michele » Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:23 am

skatiedrew wrote:Could I be added to the 2 ww. We did our transfer on 3/26. Beta is scheduled for 2/9. Needless to say I've been doing the dollar tests every day. What is the earliest anyone has detected their BFP on a home test?
Well, I just happen to be a POAS queen, so let me try and answer! Did you do an FET or a fresh cycle with a trigger shot? The trigger shot is hcg, so you will have positive tests for at least a couple days after transfer (I think they say it can take up to 10 days from trigger to be completely gone, but it is usually gone within a few days after ET for me, which is 6 days after ER). I have NEVER seen an early bfp, I just keep torturing myself. I never saw any faint lines either time (one success, one chemical) until the day before beta (13dpo). I have heard of people seeing a faint line as early as 8-10 dpo. I think average is 10-12. Also depends on how sensitive your strips are. Good luck, have fun peeing! :D

Btw, I just ordered my 25 pack of pee strips from amazon. I hope that is enough to get me through the 2ww! lol
Me- 28 DH- 33 Male Factor
1st IVF- 12/07- BFP! Ella Michele was born 8/26/8
2nd IVF- 04/09 - BFN
1st FET- 09/09 - Chemical
3rd IVF - 04/11 - Embies didn't make it to ET
4th IVF - Fall 2011??
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Re: April/May Cycle Buddies!

Post by CT_Michele » Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:25 am

So it's been a while since I have stimmed. I am on follistim and menopur, what I think are fairly high doses. Who is familliar with common side effects. So far I have been waking up with congestion, I tend to get dry mouth a lot, I am wicked tired, and today I think I am starting to feel very slight cramping (day 2 of stims). Also, some back pain/body achiness started today. Does that all sound about right in your experiences with these 2 drugs?
Me- 28 DH- 33 Male Factor
1st IVF- 12/07- BFP! Ella Michele was born 8/26/8
2nd IVF- 04/09 - BFN
1st FET- 09/09 - Chemical
3rd IVF - 04/11 - Embies didn't make it to ET
4th IVF - Fall 2011??
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Re: April/May Cycle Buddies!

Post by TammyS » Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:57 am

Hi girls...just a quick update on me and I will catch up with all of you, hopefully tomorrow night. I have been crazy busy the past few days (and seriously stressed)...and havent even had time to read. I hope everyone is doing well.

My first SnS didnt go very well yesterday. I have a lead follicle at 19 and then...14.5, 12.5, 10, and under 10. My doc wasnt there, and the doc on call asked if I wanted to convert to IUI with 1 follicle...I was like, uh no. We have severe MF. I told him my history and that my last cycle started off similar...and ended up okay. I also told him I would prefer to ignore the lead follicle and catch the rest. He took a quick look at my records and agreed to continue as long as my E2 was in the 300-400 range and wait and see what Monday brings. My lining was good at 8mm. My E2 was 309. So all I can do at this point is hope and pray lots for some kind of miracle tomorrow.

On a crazy side note:
I went to Cracker Barrel Restaurant last night to meet up with the girls in my family to plan my SIL's baby shower. I got there a bit early so that I could get a Gift Card for my aunt's birthday card. While digging in my purse...my Ganerilix box fell out and landed in the candy bins below...and I had no clue that it was missing. 3 hrs later while paying for my dinner...the cashier on a whim held up my medication and asked me if by chance it belonged to me! She had just started her shift an hour or so earlier and had not asked anyone else...but asked ME! I was like "Oh, Thank You, Thank You!!!" I told her how important that med was and she says to me..."I dont know if you believe in God or not...but that right there was God Intervention. You ARE going to get pregnant...that was God's way of letting you know." This girl had no clue that I had just 3 minutes earlier told my family that my cycle may get cancelled. The kicker...the other girl who found the Ganerilix...said it was buried/hidden in the candy and she has no clue what made her look over and even notice it in there.

I cant believe she even bothered to ask me...cause if you think about it...it was more likely that the person who lost it would have been someone who had cashed out and left....not someone who was still there 3 hrs later. It just so happened that I was buying a Gift Card on the way in. Craziness!!
Me~42/DH~48
3 IUI
IVF 1~1.28.08 Zach
IVF 2~4.5.10 M/C
IVF 3~8.6.10 BFN
IVF 4~9.5.10 M/C
IVF 5~10.30.10 BFN
IVF 6~11.29.10 M/C
IVF 7~2.3.11 M/C
IVF 8~Cancelled
End of the road

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Re: April/May Cycle Buddies!

Post by nicksgam » Mon Apr 04, 2011 3:46 am

CT_Michele wrote:So it's been a while since I have stimmed. I am on follistim and menopur, what I think are fairly high doses. Who is familliar with common side effects. So far I have been waking up with congestion, I tend to get dry mouth a lot, I am wicked tired, and today I think I am starting to feel very slight cramping (day 2 of stims). Also, some back pain/body achiness started today. Does that all sound about right in your experiences with these 2 drugs?
It has been a while for me too and I am on both menopur and follistim. I have also been very tired, have dry mouth and body aches.
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05/09~1stIVF(ICSI)6/12/09~BFP!!!!Beta-13dpo:55,15dpo:162
03/11~2ndIVF(ICSI)m/c @ 7weeks
08/11~3rdIVF(ICSI)8/19/11BFP!!!!Beta-13dpo:103,15dpo:216.8
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Re: April/May Cycle Buddies!

Post by mom4sure » Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:11 am

Jenmink
JenMink55 wrote:AFM-- Today is day 7 of stims-- the last few days I was REALLY cramping bad but today it seems to have mellowed out. Haven't been to RE since I started stims but tomorrow is the big U/S check to see how many follies are in there! I am really hoping and praying that all this cooking has produced something--- I need some good numbers-- may prayers please!!! After tomorrow RE will decided if I need to stim a few more days or if we will trigger. For now my tenative ER date is on the 9th of April, PGD on day 3 embies, and transfer on day 5. Praying like CRAZY we have a golden egg in there that is normal...
All the best with the big u/s. I pray that all your eggs are GOLDEN EGGS :D

Michele
CT_Michele wrote:So it's been a while since I have stimmed. I am on follistim and menopur, what I think are fairly high doses. Who is familliar with common side effects. So far I have been waking up with congestion, I tend to get dry mouth a lot, I am wicked tired, and today I think I am starting to feel very slight cramping (day 2 of stims). Also, some back pain/body achiness started today. Does that all sound about right in your experiences with these 2 drugs?
I am on Day 3 stims and i thought i was imagining it, but i have body achiness as well as back ache. On the up side, i am sleeping throught the night now. I have been having problems sleeping lately maybe coz of stress etc. But now i sleep very well, even in the afternoon :) . Well the eggs are definately growing in there... for sure :) .

AFM Happily stimming away. I have my first session of acupuncture tomorrow morning at 10.30. I've never had acupuncture before am really looking forward to it. I did my yoga this morning, am feeling quiet proud of myself :lol:.
I have my first u/s on Friday. Am curious about how things are going in there :?:

Happy and positive thoughts everyone!!! Baby dust........


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2 Natural pgs, both ectopic, resulting in one ruptured tube and one repaired tube
IVF # 1 – Ectopic
IVF # 2 – Chemical
IVF # 3 – April 2011 BFP :D

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Re: April/May Cycle Buddies!

Post by greekchick » Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:32 am

hi ladies ive popped over from the winter board how r you ladies??? i've been stalking for a while I wish you all the very best and sending you all lots of sticky baby dust..
I'm on the crazy 2ww Im on day 12 and Im dreading my blood test coz its always neagative..don't feel pregant at all ,anyway Im 30 my hubby is 35 and it's my hubby who has a sperm prob thats why we are here on ivf ,they took 15 eggs and 11 were grade A,and 4 were transfered hoping at least 1 will stick after 2 days after et I had cramping like my period was coming for 3 days then nothing at all since my breasts av been tender but thats nothing new thats since I was on the injections ,so Im going be brave and face it on thursday and go for my blood work I cant face another negative....

sunshine--hows it going?xx

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Post by anton » Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:48 am

Hi everyone! :D

It's been almost a week since I had my 5th BFN with IVF (3/29)....I recognise many names on this board from the winter cycle board and I have decided to join you and move on with this IVF rollercoster with your support! My next plans are FET in May. In this last ivf we had 2 perfect 5 day blasts transfered (ended in BFN) and we have 2 promising blasts in the freezer. This is my first FET so I would appreciate your feedback girls. After almost 2 years of ttc with IVF me and DH have transferred 11 embryos through 5 unsuccesful IVF's. I want to believe that this FET is going to bring us our baby. My AF after the BFN came right on schedule on Saturday and my RE told me we will have the FET after Easter that is when I get my next AF begining of May...don't know the exact date of FET since I haven't had my WTF appt yet. I am planning on arranging it mid month so that we make plans for the FET. I am praying that IT will happen for us this time. We have been through so much and I would like to believe that we are going to reach our goal this time and bring home a baby! :D

I am looking forward in "meeting" everyone of you and share our IVf ride together supporting each other through the whole procedure and I am sure you are all amazing women just like the friends I've made on the winter cycle board with all those amazing women that I am going to cherrish forever for all their support and love they gave me! :D ...I will make personals on my next post so I can catch up with everyone's status... :D

This is going to be a great cycle full of BFP's for all of us! :D I am feeling very positive on this one!

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Re: April/May Cycle Buddies!

Post by Sunshine1576 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:17 pm

Waiting To Happen- Welcome to some really good support and great cycle buddies! :D

YAY I'm so excited to see you over here Anton, our blinkie queen! I will be following you all the way through your FET cycle to your BFP! As IndigoFire says "it's not over until the FET lady sings!" It just takes ONE snowbaby to make it happen and I will be cheering ALL you FET ladies on!

Greekchick- Glad to see you over here joining us too! I am over here ROOTING for your BFP on Thursday!

Tammy- One lead follicle, but it's amazing how so many more will catch up over the weekend, keep us updated!

JenMink- Sounds like we will be cycling very closely together, my 2 wk wait buddy in Crazytown or I think someone coined it Capetown! LOL Taking some familar meds such as Follistim and Estradial. but my 1st time on the Femara...I know it's so strange how the fertility doctors choose our meds that are related to treating cancer, wow makes you wonder how in the world did they come up with that? Starting injectibles this week, but only with folistim and then the FUN hcg trigger shot so it should be a breeze...

mom4sure- I love Yoga and did that when I belonged to the gym, but wondering if Netflix offers anything I can instantly download. Certainly worth the try!

Margi- Wishing you the best today on your ultrasound. Grow Babies Grow!

Still catching up on personals, this board has REALLY grown! I now have my orange (tangerine) panties and a green ribbon tied to our bedroom door. :D I am so ready! Also researching the National Infertility Week online and seeing what everyone is doing. Alot of conferences especially in Chicago and of course up north in Washington. I'm going to ask my clinic when I go for an appointment on Wednesday if we can do something to raise awareness, somehow we can get involved becaue this effects 1 out of every 8 people!
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(2010-2012) 4 IUIs, 2 IVFs
FET cycle 2/25/2013
Beta: 95, 390, 1361
3/27 HR 140
4/10 HR 184
4/17 Released from RE
6/21 Found out we are having a BOY!

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Re: April/May Cycle Buddies!

Post by easley4 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 3:28 pm

Hey ladies!!!

Just a quick note, had my U/S appt this morning and everything looks perfect, lining 8-10mm :lol: My RE just called and said my FET will be at 12:00 on Monday!! So excited, I have to belive this one will stick and more importantly STAY! :roll: After having gone through the twin M/C in Janurary I am nervous but I am going to try and stay on the PMA wagon.

AFeveryone else, I am thinking about you all. I am sending you all tons of babydust, sticky vibes, PMA, (((HUGS))), and prayers for your appts this week!!! Hoping we all have at least one gloden egg in the bunch this month!!! :D

Kelly
ME 34~Tubes Blocked & DH 35~Perfect
IVF#1~12/10 TWINS!~M/C~1/11
4/11~FET~M/C
IVF #2~ET 6/25 1~8 cell & 1~6 cell, Beta 6/05 BFP!!!
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Post by indigofire » Mon Apr 04, 2011 3:34 pm

Officially negative. Guess I'm moving onto an April FET. We have one frozen embryo left. After that, I'm not sure what we'll do. I just don't understand why it's not working. We transferred 2 great looking blasts that were donor sperm and my eggs. I have PCOS, but women with PCOS get pregnant all the time. Very frustrating. Sorry to be a downer today.

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

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Post by BabiesGalore » Mon Apr 04, 2011 3:37 pm

Hey ladies. Wanted to update everyone. Things have been crazy with work and a little one. But we are all set to trigger tonight with ET scheduled for 4/6 (the day my little miracle princess turns one:-)). I feel bad that i will be out of it on her b'day but plan to make it up to her on the weekend.

I am still trying to figure out what i am going to do after ET and if i need to carry her. I am afraid that i will have to just given how dependent she still is on us but then worried about hurting my chances.

Baby dust to everyone!
Me-40; DH-42;
IVf 1&2 3/08 5/08 BFN; FET1 10/08 BFP: lst baby boy at 17.5w. IVF3:7/09 BFP!! Beta 947; 4689; 10367; U/S 8/19: h/B!!! Baby girl born on 4/6/10
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Re: April/May Cycle Buddies!

Post by riogirl71 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:16 pm

Crashing!

Tammy- good call on ignoring the lead follicle and continuing and I think the ganirelix story was a sign that all is well and sometimes our worst cycles are the best! Praying for you!

Anton - good to see you here full of PMA for your FET!!! Little Andreas is there waiting for you! Will be stalking you!

Jenmink - can't wait to hear about your SNS today!!!!!!!!!!

Sunshine - love the tangerine panties ready!!!!!!!!!!! I usually petition for insurance coverage and things like that, fertility needs to not be optional! Our emplyer declined coverage and that cost us $45,000!

easley - glad to see you here, pMA!

Much baby dust and may you all have your miracles soon!

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Re: April/May Cycle Buddies!

Post by TammyS » Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:28 pm

Well, I'm triggering at 3pm today...and will be baby dancing in the middle of the night Tuesday night, in 36 hrs (while Zach is asleep, lol). Then again, 3pm on Wednesday while Zach is napping. Yep, baby dancing. I got canceled. My lining looks great at 9.4...but my follies are now 23.5, 17.5...and 11, 10, 9, 9, 9, and 1 more <10. Some of my follies look as though they even got smaller than they were on Saturday, others didnt grow at all. I was offered IUI, but what a waste of time. Been there done that with 5-6 follies...3x's. We have severe male factor and need IVF with ICSI and AH...so there really is no point. My E2 was 488...so there is 2 mature follicles...and I'll be praying for a miracle.

I'm not sure what to do next. My doc wants to try again in 2 weeks...only this time going back to the lupron flare protocol...apparantly, the clomid/follistim/ganerilix which I was on this cycle and last cycle keeps making lead follies and supressing the little ones...which is what we dont want. It worked out ok last cycle in the end...but not this time. The problem is...it looks like my retrieval will end up being on the day of my SIL's huge baby shower...and I'm putting it on. Ugh!

I'm off to go drink a glass of wine and go work on designing invites for a freakin baby shower and will check in with you all a bit later. :cry:
Me~42/DH~48
3 IUI
IVF 1~1.28.08 Zach
IVF 2~4.5.10 M/C
IVF 3~8.6.10 BFN
IVF 4~9.5.10 M/C
IVF 5~10.30.10 BFN
IVF 6~11.29.10 M/C
IVF 7~2.3.11 M/C
IVF 8~Cancelled
End of the road

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Re: April/May Cycle Buddies!

Post by easley4 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 6:32 pm

Quick question~ Anybody have any info on uterine lining thickness? Mine was between 8-10mm today with my FET this Monday (4-11-11). Will it be to thick by then? Anyone know how much it changes daily? Thanks guys! Don't know what I'd do if I didn't have ya'll to run to w/ questions! :roll:

Kelly
ME 34~Tubes Blocked & DH 35~Perfect
IVF#1~12/10 TWINS!~M/C~1/11
4/11~FET~M/C
IVF #2~ET 6/25 1~8 cell & 1~6 cell, Beta 6/05 BFP!!!
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