April/May Cycle Buddies!

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texasgal39
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Re: April/May Cycle Buddies!

Post by texasgal39 » Sun May 22, 2011 4:03 pm

Greek~ I never like the bedrest but I am liking it this time. I am so sore. Good luck tomorrow. My opinion is they need to put back in what you want put back in but then again I always want my total moneys worth on everything. On the flip side if they look really good then I would only put in 3. Three babies is easier to carry than 4.... bit then again you know what your body can do better than anyone so I guess I am a fence jumper....lol Good luck w/ transfer!

Tess~ Thank you so much for the "*****" comment. I honestly do not think I am asking too much for a little help while I am on bedrest from both the kids and hubby. It woill make it way too hard when I am able to do things if I dont have to do as much. Honestly I have decided that I am just going to take my husbands "diet coke" allowance and my daughters allowance to hire a cleanign lady. Thats what my hubby gets for allowing me to do the budget and pay the bills for the last 7 years. I know I am a "B" but dangit come on with all the shots and pain I am in I need help so I will hire help. I could call my mom but I dont want her to see what they HAVENT done. I tend to over exaggrate. The house is cleaner than most. I just want to eat off the floors. Hey now thats an idea sell the table for cleaning lady money...kidding!!!! Enough for now Have a super day!

Wishing~ You have my prayers and support!

Moorebaby~ How are you doing? I really appreciate all the care and support you give to each and everyone of us everyday. You are going to be a wonderful and attentive mom soon. I feel it in my bones. YOU REALLY ARE A WONDERFUL WONDERFUL person that deserves all the happiness in the world.

Anton~ Same goes for you as I said for Moorebaby. I know this is your time! I am thinking about you and cant wait to see the BFP post!

Nancy~ Please update us after your appt on Monday. Your in my thoughts

Everyone else ~ I pray everyday for everyone that are having this hard journey of Infertility. I havent experienced alot of what it was before this last January. I was blessed to have 2 beautiful little girls in my early 20's without help and then I got my tubes tied so I would not have anymore kids... got divorced and remarried and now I want kids with my husband. Some people would say I honestly have not gone through what most of you have and I proberly havent but I have had FAILURE at this and had the financial burden like some. I understand alot. I do wish everyone that had to have help having babies would have the opportunity. I am very thankful we are even able to have this journey with each of you. Enough for today. I am letting my hormones control me today SORRYYYYY and being sappy because of med's so everyone have awesome days.

~~~~~NOW about my 3 day report~~~~~~

3- I's
6-II's

I's
1 that is a 4 cell and 2 that are 8 cells. I do not think he is counting the 4 cell one as one of the good ones because in his report he said we only had 2 grade 1's but I am counting it for now. I know I know he is right but I like to see that we have "3" # 1's ( greedy..I know).
II's
1 that is a 6 cell, 1 that is a 7 cell, and 4 that are 8 cell. He said to me in the email he hopes for the best and its much better than last time. I had no grade I's and this time I do. Yahhhh for Ricky and Kelley!

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Re: April/May Cycle Buddies!

Post by BlissfulCS » Sun May 22, 2011 10:07 pm

Hey ladies- need some support. Took a HPT this morning and the line is still very much there (there is no way it wouldn't be since beta 1 was a 208 on Thursday) but it was definitely lighter than the first test. I shouldn't have taken the darn thing. Add to that I have ZERO symptoms today (and I was having strong symptoms Thursday and Friday) and I am really worried. I can't wait until tomorrow...and I can't stop thinking that I just don't feel preggo right now.

Texasgirl- way to go on the improved fert report! All three of the embies we transferred this time were a 2 and despite my above comment it appears to have worked, so the fact that you have some 1's to work with is AWESOME.

Tess- thanks so much for the encouragement. As you can see above, I need it. Not sure how I am going to sleep tonight!
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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

texasgal39
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Re: April/May Cycle Buddies!

Post by texasgal39 » Sun May 22, 2011 10:24 pm

Bliss- sometimes the HPT are lighter when you do another one. I hear that ALLLLLLL the time. What I would do is go get one that doesnt have a line or plus and minus but one that says PREGNANT. Your level is highter so it will show up. Stressing yourself isnt going to help your pregnancy. I understand how you feel though. I would be worried too. If your beta was that high I wouldnt worry. Your in my thoughts!

Kelley

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Post by DALLAS » Sun May 22, 2011 11:13 pm

Bliss- Dont go by the preggo symptoms. i had very strong symptoms with my last pregnancy and not as many this time. If they hadnt told me I was preggars I would've never known it. Now my symptoms come and go. One day they are very strong, then not so much the next day. Just try to be patient..... Yes, I know how hard that is. Im freaking myself out waiting for my first u/s on Thurs.
me- 31, endo, low egg reserve
dh - 31, perfect!
IVF #1 - m/c at 6wks
IVF #2 - donor cycle
Beta 1 = 183, beta 2 = 606, beta 3 = 3560
Ethan Finn & Avery Lynn born 1/3/12!!!!!!!!!

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Re: April/May Cycle Buddies!

Post by LYD10 » Sun May 22, 2011 11:15 pm

BlissfulCS wrote:Hey ladies- need some support. Took a HPT this morning and the line is still very much there (there is no way it wouldn't be since beta 1 was a 208 on Thursday) but it was definitely lighter than the first test. I shouldn't have taken the darn thing. Add to that I have ZERO symptoms today (and I was having strong symptoms Thursday and Friday) and I am really worried. I can't wait until tomorrow...and I can't stop thinking that I just don't feel preggo right now.

Texasgirl- way to go on the improved fert report! All three of the embies we transferred this time were a 2 and despite my above comment it appears to have worked, so the fact that you have some 1's to work with is AWESOME.

Tess- thanks so much for the encouragement. As you can see above, I need it. Not sure how I am going to sleep tonight!
dont worry Blissful - it depends on pee concentration, time of day, etc. just dont think about any of it and tomorrow you are going to get a good beta #2.
plus who knows maybe you had 2 (or even 3) take initially and one dropped off - all that can contribute to strange beta curves in early days. Remember Hopeisallihave? she went through weird set of early betas and now she is thoroughly pregnant on 'pregnant after treatment' board.
ME 40, DH, 43
#1 IVF BFN
#2 FET DS born
#3 IVF ectopic
#4 FET BFN
#5 FET Chemical
#6 IVF, BFP at 8dpo, beta 215, started out with twins, one vanished at 6 weeks, EDD 9/4/12
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Re: April/May Cycle Buddies!

Post by BlissfulCS » Mon May 23, 2011 12:48 am

Thanks LYD10, Dallas, and Texas! I just took the LAST HPT I will ever take. Cross my heart and hope to die...I have never had a good experience with the darn things and was much better off this cycle from not taking them before my first Beta. They just don't do me any good at all! Well...except of course this last one which was EVEN DARKER THAN THE FIRST. Yay! I am much better now and still just praying for healthy numbers.

I will not POAS, I will not POAS, I will not POAS... :-) :-) :-)

Texasgal/Kelley- sorry I keep calling you Texasgirl. Lol.

LYD10- that's right! I forgot about HopeisallIhave. Great reminder. Thanks. You are the best and I am so excited for you this cycle.

Dallas- what is really weird is that my symptoms were insanely strong Thursday and Friday, then yesterday they went away. I did go for a slow and easy 4 mile hike yesterday though and haven't exercised in a LONG time because of my back to back cycles. I truly think that I had a ton of hormones built up and the exercise helped to work it out. I am excited for your u/s on Thursday for you. Let's officially ban freakouts together, okay? Your going to be great!

I simply do not know what I would do without you ladies.

Love Ya!

Bliss
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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 HopeIsAllIHave » Mon May 23, 2011 2:22 am

Just dropping in to say a big, hearty congratulations to all the recent BFP's!! Can't wait to see all you ladies on "the other side"!

Bliss and LYD10 - thank you for thinking of me! :D I'm glad my story can give some of you ladies some hope. It's scary and downright nerve wracking waiting to hear about the increasing beta numbers and that first heartbeat on an U/S, but it's so worth it in the end. I stayed away from pee sticks during my 2ww altogether and only peed on one digital stick days/weeks after a positive to finally see the word "pregnant" written on one and then stayed away from it ever since. Don't drive yourselves to crazytown if you can help it! ;)

I'm rooting all you ladies on! I don't get to post often, but you ladies are always in my thoughts and prayers! Lots of baby dust to you all!!
Ashley
Me: 28 - PCOS
DH: 30 Irresistible hunk
TTC since 2009
IVF Cycle #1: Jan '11
2 blasts transferred 2/2/11
Beta: 2/11/11: BFP!!: 133
EDD: 10.21.2011.
6/7/11 - We're having a baby GIRL!

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Post by NancyB » Mon May 23, 2011 2:37 pm

Back from my appointment this a.m. Of course, I don't really know anything yet. I only saw the ultrasound lady. I asked her what they like the lining to be at and she replied "it's different for everyone" I think that's her token response to nearly every question. She's very nice but that's the answer she almost always gives. She did tell me my lining was 9.5 and that the doctors and nurses have a big meeting every Monday to go over everyone's charts etc... and I'll get a voicemail this afternoon on what to do next. Can't remember if I shared before or not that that's how my clinic does it. you are assigned a voicemail number and password. After each appointment sometime after 3pm a voicemail is left for you to check and they give you details etc...

Anyway, 9.5 it is for right now.
Nancy -- 40
dh -- 51

1st IVF - BFN
FET -- 5/31
BFP on HPT 7dp5dt
1st Beta 6/13 -- 475!!! BFP!!!!!
2nd beta 6/15 -- 1160
3rd beta 6/17 -- 2656
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Post by Kerri_789 » Mon May 23, 2011 3:09 pm

Had my ER this morning. 15 eggs were extracted but only 7 were mature. They will do ICSI to ensure a higher fertilisation rate. I feel a bit disappointed. I had similar report last time and ended up with 3 embryos. I really don’t understand why the mature rate is so low…
I am now waiting a call to schedule for the ET. I am not sure if the embryos will allow me for a 5th day transfer.
me:40; DH:42
ttc 10 years
9/2010 IVF#1: BFN
11/2010 IVF#2: chemical
1-2/2011 IVF#3: BFN
5/2011 IVF#4: BFN
12/2011 IVF#5: no embies for ET

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Post by crissylove » Mon May 23, 2011 3:29 pm

Texas n Kerry-crashing after reading ur posts just to give you guys some ray of hope. I had 14 eggs, 9 fert, and just 8 matured. I put back the three best 5d blasts and just one stuck. That's all u need. Look at Blair who had 1 egg split for identicals making triplets in the end. Miracles happen all the time. Hang in there girls.
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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Post by NancyB » Mon May 23, 2011 3:36 pm

Kerri_789 wrote:Had my ER this morning. 15 eggs were extracted but only 7 were mature. They will do ICSI to ensure a higher fertilisation rate. I feel a bit disappointed. I had similar report last time and ended up with 3 embryos. I really don’t understand why the mature rate is so low…
I am now waiting a call to schedule for the ET. I am not sure if the embryos will allow me for a 5th day transfer.
Listen to Crissy and don't be disappointed. All it takes is one and you have 7 that were mature. That's great! Don't get down. Keep that PMA. One is all you need and you have 7 to work with right now!
Nancy -- 40
dh -- 51

1st IVF - BFN
FET -- 5/31
BFP on HPT 7dp5dt
1st Beta 6/13 -- 475!!! BFP!!!!!
2nd beta 6/15 -- 1160
3rd beta 6/17 -- 2656
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Post by deftonesmo » Mon May 23, 2011 5:02 pm

Hang in there, Kerri . . . I got my DD off a 3 day transfer . . . and we only had 6 fertilized eggs out of 11 . . . There's a mom-to-be on one of these boards that only had one egg at retrieval and transfer and she got pregnant! It just takes one =)
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DH: Perfect =)
IVF #1: BFN =(
IVF#2: BFP! Beautiful Grace born 4.24.10
IVF#3: BFN =(
IVF#4: BFP! Beautiful Grady born 1.24.12

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Post by BlissfulCS » Mon May 23, 2011 7:27 pm

Beta 2 was 719. Not quite doubling but very healthy increase. Yay!!!
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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 LYD10 » Mon May 23, 2011 7:48 pm

Congratulations, Blissful! fantastic news! you are on your way.

when do they want to see you next?
ME 40, DH, 43
#1 IVF BFN
#2 FET DS born
#3 IVF ectopic
#4 FET BFN
#5 FET Chemical
#6 IVF, BFP at 8dpo, beta 215, started out with twins, one vanished at 6 weeks, EDD 9/4/12
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Post by greekchick » Mon May 23, 2011 7:54 pm

hi ladies need some surpport getting stressed my er they took 17, 11 fertilized and i had 3 left this morning when i wentfor my et, why so low number?he said the embroys was excellent grade A quailty,he also said sommit bout 6 cells not sure,so i had 3 put back,last time i had lots of embroys left makes me wonder what doctors r really upto?so im at here tryin to relax sorry for the rant ladies......any advise would be great thanks....x

bliss-- thats great numbersssx

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