April/May Cycle Buddies!

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Sunshine1576
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Re: April/May Cycle Buddies!

Post by Sunshine1576 » Tue Apr 19, 2011 2:20 am

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I'm praying for each and every one of you... Those of you who are learning IVF 101 and currently on bcp, and never had to self-administer injections before and those of who's husband's think she is loosing her sanity over these hormonal injections; :lol: I'm praying for those who toss and turn in the middle of the night, those who keep having hot-flashes :roll: , I'm praying for safe (and never again a nightmare) retrieval; for a promising outlook on ER...our embabies that are getting ready to hatch, I'm praying for transfer day when the healthy embies hold on at implantation and grow into something so promising.
Wow we really go through so much, but we are strong to have come this far!

Tammy,
I am truly sadden to read that the beta didn't go as well as we thought, could it still be too early to tell. I am so hopeful, because I only wish the best to happen. It's so scary going through these fertility treatments because we never know how things will go, but we do know if this is something we really want, we have to hang on and keep going.

JenMink,
I know you had a crappy day, those hpt can be misleading...It may still be too early to tell, afterall you have been having all the pg symptoms and it's hard to say what's really on until you have the b/w done, so you cannot throw in the towel yet either.

Wishfulandhopeful,
I'm praying for you too, maybe you send us an update on your embabies tomorrow? ER is going to be here before you know it!
That's crazy about the N.C. clinic with the identical twins and your family sounds alot like mine. They would tease me every chance they had and make me so paranoid. lol

Cherry,
Our drama girl, j/k..but glad they haven't found out about your new pen name. :lol: I unfortunately didn't get to read everything that happened, but feel to some degree we should have the right to freedom of speech. Congratulations on your excellent beta results and enjoy every second of baby bliss.

Akdelp,
Wishing you the best tomorrow on your ER! :D


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Re: April/May Cycle Buddies!

Post by nicksgam » Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:41 am

fyi....
For my fellow POAS addicts you can purchase 20 Hcg test strips from Amazon for $10 including shipping. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001FYGQ5I
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Re: April/May Cycle Buddies!

Post by anton » Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:22 am

Tammy- I am so sorrry honey! :( I was really excited about you and your baby dancing...keep being strong like you always are!...have faith and hope and be positive for your next steps! My prayers are with you my friend! ((hugs)) Image

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Re: April/May Cycle Buddies!

Post by anton » Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:44 am

Hi everyone! :D

Blair & Cherry- Congratulations girls!!!! Awesome betas!!! You both are SO pregnant!! :D I am so happy for both of you! I wish you both healthy pregnancies and babies!!!! Hugs and kisses!!! :D :D Image

Moorebaby- Great news!! I am so happy for you dear! You've got a fighter there! ...during my first IVF I got obsessed with cooking and I cooked so much food and cakes/sweets that I could easily start a catering business! :lol: take it wasy on house jobs! :wink: Can't wait to hear about your ET!! Good luck tomorrow honey!! I have a great feeling about this!! ..in my last cycle I had 4 blasts for ET day, 2 grade A (the best) and 2 grade B, I wanted to transfer 3 on that day but my RE convince me not to and transfer only 2 and now I am so glad that I listen to him b/c those 2 snow babies are waiting for me for the May FET! :D ...but you don't have the same delema since you got plenty to freeze :D and also you are younger that me and thats a plus for you also! :D Everything will be fine! don't worry! :D Image Image

Sunshine- I totaly agree with you about God, faith and science! :D ...I love your idea for romantic dinner with your DH! :D I just love that stuff! I do that frequently...I believe that you need to do stuff and surprise each other! it makes the relationship more interesting and certaintly creates a stronger bond between the couple! Both romantic and crazy surprises is our receipie for a happy relationship. Me and DH we are both into the game and this keeps us in love! :D ...and a tip! small things matter!!!! :D Image

Fruit- My DH indeed enjoyed his massage! :lol: ...Hang in there honey!! Your AF is not coming ...now!...but maybe in a bit more than 9 months form now! :wink: Stay positive! :D Image

Wishingandhoping- You are looking good girl! Your follies are lookin great! :D Image

Easley- Did you get your BETA honey!!! I can't wait to cheer you on your BFP!! :D Image

Red-Riding-Hood- All the best for ER tomorrow! :D Image

Nicksgam- Glad you had a nice weekend with your family dear :D Image

Jenmick- Yes dear! its too early!!! Be a bit more patience! :D ..Thank you for that beautifull pray dear!..even though I am a Christian Orthodox and we don't "have" these saints in our relegion, I realy enjoyed and felt your pray :D Image


Vicky- Good luck tomorrow on your beta day!! I am crossing my fingers for you! :D Image

Lynzeezz- I am so sorry for what you are going through dear :( There are many women with removed tubes and still got their babies! be strong and have faith! it wil happen! :D Image

Heather- Congratulations PUPO mama!! :D Excellent ET and fert report! I wish you a healthy pregnancy and babiy/es to come! ((hugs)) well done honey! :D

KEEP THOSE BFP COMING GIRLS!!!!! :D :D :D

AFM- I went to church yesterday and light a candle for all of you women on this board and on the pregnancy board and pray so that God make our dreams come true and send us our babies!! I feel very positive about this! i think he listen! :D

Baby dust to us all!!!

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Re: April/May Cycle Buddies!

Post by fruit » Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:14 am

Jen - u are cheating!!! u promised that u will POAS only one day before beta!! but i know that the temptation is irresistible :D don't worry, it is still too early for an HPT to detect the hcg at this stage, wait till the morning of ur beta and POAS again

Tammy - im so sorry for ur beta :( it is always heartbreaking to hear such news :(

Anton - thank u for praying for us and thank u for always spreading PMA, u are indeed an inspiring person (especially in romantic stuff hehehe)

Moorebaby - good luck for ur ET tomorrow

Heather - congtats PUPO now u can relax and enjoy ur little babies :)

AFM: nothing new, sunday i was having very strong lower back ache and AF cramps, yesterday these feelings became weaker and today most of the day im feeling NOTHING at all except some minor AF cramps..... so im totally confused :roll: i guess i have to wait till my beta to know :P

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Re: April/May Cycle Buddies!

Post by Lynzee22 » Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:37 pm

Tammy -- I am so sorry. Wishing you lots of luck on your journey!

Heather -- Congrats!!

Moorebaby -- Will be sending you prayers on Wednesday!

deftonesmo -- hope your u/s goes well and you stay on track for May ER and ET.

Baby dust to everyone!!
And THANK YOU for all the well wishes, good lucks, and support- this is an amazing forum and I am so glad I found it! Everything has been submitted to the doctor, insurance has approved everything, and now the doctor will come up with his "plan" and they will let me know where to go from there! I believe the first step is birth control but I am not 100% sure, so for now I am patiently waiting! :D
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Re: April/May Cycle Buddies!

Post by Blaqdymun » Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:55 pm

JenMink55 wrote:I had such a crappy day ladies...

I caved and POAS and it was negative. Technically this morning I was 5.5dp5dt so I am HOPING it was too early. Any positive vibes you guys can send me. I am having symptoms which is totally confusing me? Mild AF cramping, lower back ache on and off, a little food aversion today, weird tingling in the girls (0) (0).... so why the BFN?

Please ladies, give me some hope!!!
Hey Jenmink: I am feeling the exact same way achy, tender, twitches the whole 9yds. I was at drugstore yesterday at 8am purchasing 3 hpt :oops: mind u I had my xfer Friday @ 10am, what is that like 2.5 days :roll: yeah, I thought that was pretty pathetic so I have decided not to set myself up, I'm gonna wait until at least Friday. That will give me a week by then, hey its already Tuesday.

Don't get discouraged.... its was way too early to test anyway. Try again in a few days! I had a 5day xfer as well probably a day or other apart from you so, we can buddy up and keep ea. Others PMA in perspective. Honestly, i know how you feel. The "not knowing" is horrible. The PIO can also give off pregnancy symptoms too. Its quite a bit to deal with, especially when you have to maintain family & career. I don't interact with other co-workers at work much, I pretty much work independently so, Lucky Them! My 2yr commute one way on NJT(new jersey transit) is an adventure by itself. I normally take that time to nap and unwind. I now realize that we are so close in this cycle so...... "I will be stalking you"

Feel better.... perk up!
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Post by nwquiz » Tue Apr 19, 2011 1:58 pm

Lynzee- welcome on board
Blaqdmun- 2ww can be crazy but keep up the pma
ester- congrats you are pupo
Tammy- sorry girl. i was looking for better news. but i know you are a strong lady and will come up with another plan.
Blair- i smell 2-3 cooking in there. congrats again
Sunshine- that is what i call good pma. go girl getting close to pee time. fingers crossed for you.
Anton-- thanks for the candle and thinking of us all.
AFM- today was not a very good morning. i got a crazy nurse newbie. i dont know why she even came to the room. anyway i dont think she knows how to measure follicles and they are all wrong if you asked me since am an amateur at this now. DH even said i have never seen anyone measure them that way. so in short am going back tomorrow to get another sns.Today they ranged from 11-18. she wanted me to trigger and in short i told the doc i needed him to redo the sns and he said just come back tomorrow. I swear lord forgive me if i see a nurse come in i will ask for a doc and say no offense but am a graduate to nurses now. but overall there are many follicels sprouting all over the place and dh says am not scared of multiples.
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Re: April/May Cycle Buddies!

Post by vicky1707 » Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:16 pm

Hey ladies,

Thought I'd check in before D-Day tomorrow!! I'm SO scared, nervous, excited, anxious - every feeling going I'm feeling!!

JenMink55 - Don't give up hope. It was probably too early. I've never POAS before my test day only b/c the nurses at my unit recommend not to. But believe me I've been VERY tempted, especially this cycle. I'm keeping everything crossed that you will see your BFP! :)

Tammy - I'm so sorry for your news. It's really sad :( Best wishes for your future cycles x

Moorebaby - Good luck for ET tomorrow :)

Heather - Woohoo Congrats on PUPO :D Sending sticky baby vibes to you :D

Fruit - when's your test day?

Big congrats to those BFP's out there - time to share that baby dust on the rest of us :D :lol: x

Anton - you truly are a wonderful positive person! I wish I could have half of your PMA! Shame you can't bottle it up and sell it - you'd be very rich LOL :D

CT_Michele - how are you doing? Hope you're keeping well x

AFM - One more sleep! arrrgghhhh I'm still having the usual AF symptoms but I know they'll be due to the 3 different hormone meds I'm on. Well tomorrow is the day and I am preparing myself for both news! I've never wanted a BFP more than I have this time. I really hope my dear mother-in-law is watching over us and praying with us that we get a BFP! Me and DH had really had a rough year so far and we really could do with a bit of luck and have something to look forward to this year. Plus take our minds of missing DH's mum so much! :(

But I have a back up plan of booking a holiday to a very hot country somewhere if we don't get the news we want! Have a rest for a few months and then back on a FET Sept time!

Lots of baby dust ladies. Thinking of everyone of you.

Speak tomorrow!!

Vic x x x x
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Post by fruit » Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:38 pm

VICKY - my beta is 4/21 , i hope and pray from the bottom of my heart that tomorrow u and jen will both have a big BFP
funny how i have the same back up plan, if it didnt work, i'll be going on a vacation with DH and back to another cycle on september
i also never wanted a BFP badly as i do this time....
so i guess these coming days will be full of new results, hope it will be 100% full of BFP

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Post by kbillsy » Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:24 pm

jenmink - It's gonna happen they just may need a little more time :)

nwquiz - ugh - I don't like having nurses who don't know what they are doing - new or not! I'm glad you were able to get another sns in before triggering. You definitely want to make sure the follies are ready to go! Good luck tomorow!

akdelp - how did everything go with your transfer?

ester - I'm so excited for you that you got a 5 day transfer. From the feedback you've had the from both the embryologist and dr, sounds like everything is looking great! I'm so happy for you! You're almost pupo - good luck tomorrow - =we'll be in our 2ww together!

blairwh58 - awesome beta #'s!! Are they thinking there may be more than 1 in there?? It is ok to be happy for your positive results - we are all so happy to hear the good news - it gives us all hope and reassurance that this does work! That does seem like a long wait until US without any more beta updates! How are you feeling so far?

Anton - thanks for your support and prayers - it means so much to have your positivity and warm wishes! Can't wait for your cycle to get started too :) I'm thinking I might make that pumpkin soup you were talking about on the winter cycle - sounds really good right now!

AFM - had my transfer and accupuncture this morning so I am PUPO!!! Both my embies made it and were looking good. The nurses and doctor were all very positive about how good they looked! Definitely better looking than any of the past embies we have transferred - I'm feeling really good about it. Now I'm going to try to lay low for a few days and eat really healthy. I've had allergy symptoms the past few days - they said it was ok to take benedryl so I'm going to take some today so that hopefully I sleep better tonight. Not crazy about taking meds during all of this but not sleeping all night b/c I'm blowing my nose isn't so good either. Beta isn't until 5/2 which seems like a long time away. I'm going to try to hold out until at least 4/28 before I POAS :)

PMA and baby dust to all the ladies!!!
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2 failed IUI
4 Failed IVF
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Re: April/May Cycle Buddies!

Post by Sunshine1576 » Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:41 pm

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Kbillsy and Heather on being PUPO!
Married 13 yrs
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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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Post by Wishingandhoping » Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:33 am

nwquiz- I'm sorry that you had a frustrating morning! I'm glad your RE was receptive to another SnS before trigger.

kbillsy- That's great news! Congrats on being PUPO!

vicky- I'm impressed that you haven't POAS'd! That's willpower!

Jen- Do not lose hope! It's really early!

AFM- Had my SnS this morning. Lots of good follies from 24- 18. I think about 12...then some stragglers. I trigger at 1:00 am! So I have to set my alarm for 1:00 am to give myself a shot and then try to go back to sleep! ER on Thursday, but at least I can sleep a little later Thursday. Now I'm just nervous about what they'll find on Thursday. I have this awful fear that I'll ovulate early. I know it happens sometimes. I'm having cramping and my boobs are already sore...that's what usually happens when I ovulate. I took Ganirelix this morning, so I shouldn't ovulate I guess. We'll see!
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DH 36- perfect
IUI x 4- BFN
IVF #1 01/11- BFN
IVF #2 04/11- BFP- M/C at 6 weeks
FET 7/21/11- BFP on HPT 7/26!!! beta 8/1- 980; beta 8/4- 2565; beta 8/8- 9964
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Re: April/May Cycle Buddies!

Post by TammyS » Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:35 am

Thanks girls. Doc called me today and he agrees that I was probably never pregnant after all...with a beta that low. He also agreed that it is over for this cycle...because if there was going to be a positive, it would have shown itself yesterday, even though it would have been low, it would have been something. So no more betas...and right now...no more cycles. If and that is a big IF...my insurance ends up covering the last cycle and allows for one more...we may try again. But, to be honest...we are gearing up and slowly getting used to the idea that we had our 1 miracle...and that we will be happy being the "awesome 3-some" family. So, go ahead and move me to BFN or whatever...but I will still be around to cheer you all on to your miracles. Each and every one of you deserve your miracle...and I will pray for you all every day. Thank you girls for always being there for me...you are all the best! xoxo
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
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Post by JenMink55 » Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:13 am

Tested again today 7dp5dt-- Negative HPT... I totally feel pregnant I DONT GET IT....

Beta tomorrow, they will call DH with the news since I will be in a meeting all day. I am loosing hope, honestly I think it's gone. I am going to try to muster up some PMA, just want DH to get home from work so I can hug him.

Will post tomorrow about Beta... Too depressed right now for personals.

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IVF 1 & 3 BFN
IVF #2- Chemical
IVF # 4 -Beta 1=135 Beta 2=320 11/28- HEARTBEAT!!!!!!!!! 135 BPM!
12-12-11- graduated from the RE. HB 170 ! Healthy Bean- I love you!
7-11-12- Landon William Mink born! 8lbs 13 oz Healthy BEAUTIFUL BOY!

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