Cycling In 2012 Board (formerly Fall/Winter 2011-2012)

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Re: Fall/Winter Board 2011-12 Combined (Sept-Feb) This is it

Post by fvrogers » Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:36 pm

Everyone

I am too nervous to sit and do personals tonight. Will pop on tomorrow after having my blood drawn. Hopefully I will have results by noon. Thank you so much for your prayers and encouragement. That is what has kept me sane since DH is not here with me. You guys have meant so much to me. It is amazing how I have never met any of you but draw more support from this group than anywhere during my IVF journey. I pray for you all constantly. Reading all of your words of encouragement warms my heart.

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Re: Fall/Winter Board 2011-12 Combined (Sept-Feb) This is it

Post by fvrogers » Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:39 pm

LYD10 wrote:
Felicia - did you POAS at all? or are you going in "cold" so to speak :)
LYD10 - Girl I am going in cold. I decided after my first cycle not to POAS! I have NO self control when it comes to those things. Pos or Neg I would just sit there working myself up taking them over and over. I am a true POAS addict and have had to wean myself off :lol: They are too nerve wracking for me. It's just sad. So I am going in "cold!"
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Re: Fall/Winter Board 2011-12 Combined (Sept-Feb) This is it

Post by Tess69 » Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:40 pm

Wow, such a lot to catch up on.

Wehavehope - what a bumpy ride to FET day you've had. Am thinking of you today. Your lizard story absolutely cracked me up.

Margi26 - thx so much for the kind words. Not long for you now. :)

Sunshine and stars - yay yay yay for you. Fantastic news. :D

Fvrogers - it's an absolute bummer when you find out you and your partner both carry the same genetic disorder - especially when it's a rare disorder. Glad that you can get PGD done. Unfortunately very little research has gone into Meckel-Gruber syndrome so not much is known about it. DH and I donated some DNA from our baby son that we lost in Jan to go towards research.

Blessed - i understand needle fright. I find that i become more sensitive as the cycle progresses.

Becca5m - 12 frosties is a fantastic result.

Tuffy - i'm hoping that your test was just a bit too early.

Kamina - I'm with you about the drugs. I love going under anaesthetic and sedation. Such a great feeling.

AKdelp - congrats to you. Remember you are PUPO and it's all sounds very positive to date. Interestingly enough, the one embie that went onto to become a frostie was a 6-cell at Day 3 and the least likely to become a blastie. Embryo quality is a weird and wonderful topic.

Leora - congrats on the new job. I can understand wanting to downgrade. The same thought has run through my head once or twice. I love bugs too (except moths which kind of freak me out a bit). There are always at least two spiders in our bedrooom. I only remove spider webs when it is obvious that the spider is not around or dead. It sounds like you are working you way towards an 'all clear' but i can understand how it makes you nervous that you don't have any answers. A cerclage and bedrest soun like the plan.

K8tie - congrats to you. Great news. :D

Indigo - i am so sorry to hear your news. Sometimes this whole IVF/pregnancy thing just sucks.

Lauren319- are you the same Lauren from a few boards a go? I remember Lauren who was a fragile x carrier. If you are, i remember your posts. They used to crack me up.

Tonia - yay on trwnsferring 2 lovely blasties. Fingers crossed for a big fat positive!

Catdempsey - i've never heard of all eggs being killed by the drugs just prior to collection. That is just so awful. You must be gutted.

Greekchick - hello to you and welcome back to the world of IVF.

Moorebaby - a massive, great big, huge CONGRATS to you. You so deserve this!

Afm - i've been home for the last 3 days with a stonky migraine. Couldn't eat or drink for a day and a half. I'm off work again today but am on the mend. It's always such a great feeling to come out the other side of a migraine. Man, it makes me appreciate how my meds normally work so well. It's POAS day for me tomorrow. I'm off to get the tests this afternoon. I'm worried that I won't be able to hold off till tomorrow. Otherwise I've been feeling fine. Had some cramping on Mon and Tues. Could have been period cramps (held off by progesterone pessaries), or implantation but i'm not reading too much into any symptoms yet. I know how all the drugs can play havoc with our bodies. It's a stunning Spring day so now that i'm feeling a bit better I'm going to get out and plant some seeds for my vege garden. We managed to get one 6-day frostie out of the cycle. So really happy about that. It's just bizarre how our responses to cycles can change quite dramatically even when we follow the same protocols and drug doses.

Anyway ladies, have a lovely weekend. Time for lots of betas next week! Arggghhh!
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Re: Fall/Winter Board 2011-12 Combined (Sept-Feb) This is it

Post by leorira11 » Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:47 am

Indigo- I'm so so so sorry to hear. Big hugs. I would definitely complain about paying for a donor cycle and having only one embryo.

On my phone on vacation, so no personals, sorry!

I've been talking with my hubby and while we decided a long time ago that our careers are secondary to having a baby, I think we are going to push off this cycle for a few weeks. We transferred on our last cycle even though I was laid off right before, and that was fine. We didn't care that I wouldn't get maternity leanne because we didn't want to push off a cycle for the foreseeable future to the unknown time when I would find a new job.

Now that I have a new job that I'm starting on sunday, we talked about how its worth waiting a few weeks so that if I get pregnant I would get full maternity leave. We have fantastic coverage here. If you work for ten out of the fourteen months before yourdue date, you get twelve weeks off paid plus another twelve weeks unpaid if you want. If you've worked six out of fourteen, you get six.

If we push off this cycle by two weeks, I would qualify for the full twelve weeks (this would add a month to the count because it's two more weeks of working now plus two more weeks until my due date would be). So I'll call the clinic and say I want two more weeks of birth control pills. New plan is to take pills until around october 27 or so.

Sound good? We said we wouldn't push things off on the uncertainty of me getting a job, but the timing is so so so close, he is convincing me that this is a better plan.I'm still not optimistic about our fet and am really waiting for the fresh after the fet, but on the off chance this works, we are much better off waiting. It's only two weeks, so I think I'll new ok with it.

What do y'all think?

Lots of love from my beach chair!
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-b/g twins 22w (12.09)
-mc 10w (9.10)
-Micha (7.19-24.11) & Asaf (7.19-28.11) born at 24w
-mc 5wk (2.12)
-no HB at 18w (10.12)
-BO (4.13)-
-mc 6wk (9.13)

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Re: Fall/Winter Board 2011-12 Combined (Sept-Feb) This is it

Post by Kamina » Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:03 am

Sunshine -parents just don't understand. I guess your mom wants to be helpful but she keeps coming up short. This year, I finally came to terms with other having babies. The pain is not as bad for me. But I was also praying that God grant me peace, no matter what happens. It took 5 years to get this peace.

blessed- wish you lived in the bay area and I would help you with your shots! :0 Try not to think about them previously. Set a time to do. Set up your area. Prepare the needle. Play soothing music. Breath. Inject. Hold spot with firm loving care for 5 min while listening to the soothing spa music. Release. Give yourself 30 minutes to complete it. This method helped me. I really have to calm myself before the process.

lyd - glad your beta went down to 18!. Waiting sucks!
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Re: Fall/Winter Board 2011-12 Combined (Sept-Feb) This is it

Post by Tess69 » Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:18 am

Leora - i think for the sake of a few weeks, it makes sense to delay. You're still young and have time on your side :) Stay positive about your FET. It worked for me last time. :) Don't worry, i usually set myself up for disappointment too but always secretly hope that it'll be a good outcome. You've gotta go with what works for you.

Picking up on some earlier posts...I too am struggling with everybody being pregnant. I found out a few weeks ago that one of my best friends is pregnant. I knew that she had started trying but really didn't expect it to happen on the second month of trying. Part of me is so happy that it happened for them so quickly and that they don't have to go down the same road that I have. But the other half is feeling bitter and twisted. It took me a fair few days to get my head around and for me to approach her with a genuine smile on my face. One of the hardest things to take was that she only told me at 12 wks. She's been a part of each IVF cycle I've been through and was present at the birth of our wee boy in January. I somehow felt robbed that I hadn't been included in her good news earlier on. If she had an early miscarriage, I would have been with her in much the same way that she was for me. I know that she felt very awkward telling me but it was very difficult finding out that somebody she has worked with for only a few months was told before me. Because of my age, the majority of my other friends have kids now - some in their teens. It's such a cruel thing to have to get my head around the possibility that I may never be a mum. Anyway...enough I'm really really really hoping for a BFP so that I have a better possibility of joining my friend in Mummydom.
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Re: Fall/Winter Board 2011-12 Combined (Sept-Feb) This is it

Post by WeHaveHope » Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:05 am

Felicia-wishing you all the best tomorrow. Thanks for all your support and prayers. Praying that you get that BFP tomorrow.

Everyone else-again, I can't thank you all enough for all of the love and support you have given me. I pray that I am able to give all of you what you have given me. I could never have made it this far without all of you. Have a wonderful evening. As always, I continue to pray that all of your dreams come true. I will check in with all of you tomorrow after transfer. I am scheduled for 11am EST. Sending you all much love and peace tonight. Goodnight
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Re: Fall/Winter Board 2011-12 Combined (Sept-Feb) This is it

Post by becca5m » Fri Sep 30, 2011 3:20 am

Big day for you tomorrow wehavehope and fvrogers. Sending you both good thoughts and tons of baby dust. Please update us when you can.

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Re: Fall/Winter Board 2011-12 Combined (Sept-Feb) This is it

Post by catdempsey » Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:13 am

Tess69- Yes it was a horrible thing for everyone. My Doctor the nurse's the whole office cried with us, because none of them had expreniced this my doc said that he had one case over 10 years ago.

Well I hope all you ladies are doing great I started back with my lupron shots this morning. I am still lost on why I have to stay on BCP if I started the lupron aren't the same thing? All well I trust my doc and all the girls in the office. I pray that this month is + for us this is our last try.

Sticky thoughts and happy baby dust to all.
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Re: Fall/Winter Board 2011-12 Combined (Sept-Feb) This is it

Post by Lauren319 » Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:43 am

Tess - yep. It's me :). Man, it's so much pressure to be the funny one. So good to see you and can't wait to hear the good news about your hpt tomorrow!
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Re: Fall/Winter Board 2011-12 Combined (Sept-Feb) This is it

Post by fruit » Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:35 am

Wehavehope & Felicia - Thinking of you today!!!! Good Luck Ladies!!! :D

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Re: Fall/Winter Board 2011-12 Combined (Sept-Feb) This is it

Post by anton » Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:53 am

Wehavehope & Felicia-

Best of Luck today ladies!!! I am crossing my fingers for you both! :D

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Re: Fall/Winter Board 2011-12 Combined (Sept-Feb) This is it

Post by amanda1979 » Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:01 am

HELLO LADIES

fvrogers- Good Luck today:) Sending you lots of positive vibes :) :) :)

WeHaveHope- Your lizard story was so funny :) and GOOD LUCK

AKdelp- WOOHOO on being PUPO and seeing a faint line!!!

Moorebaby- I am happy for you :) I am over the moon for you.

Leora- I would want the whole 12 weeks too.

Tonia- 2 blasts sound wonderful

Lauren319- Glad to see a familiar person on here. This is the cycle for us.

Anton- I can't believe this will be 8th cycle & you are such a beautiful strong positive person and this will be your cycle!!!!!

Margi- I know you read this board :) I just wanted to say I think about you often and I pray everything goes wonderful on D day.

AFM; I know I am late at joining the fall board. I hope everyone I missed on personals is doing great. I took a break from here for awhile. I do read the personals, but I have not posted in a long time. I have been on BCP for a couple of weeks and just started Leupron this week. We are thawing out 3 embryos from our 7. Transfer will be somewhere between Oct 27th thru the 30th :) :) I am so excited and scared at the same time. This is our first frozen embryo transfer. The not knowing if what grade the embryos are is killing me, but I guess we will know in about 4 weeks.
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Re: Fall/Winter Board 2011-12 Combined (Sept-Feb) This is it

Post by WeHaveHope » Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:05 am

UPDATED 09-30-11 @ 7:04am EST. Please let me know if I have missed anyone or if I'm missing any updates. Sending you lots of xoxoxo.

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Melinda72-ER 9-12-11
Kendra_n_Michael-estimated ER 9-20-11

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WeHaveHope-FET 9-30-11
Jen8675309-FET 10-13-11
Becca-FET Fall/2011
Amanda1979-FET Oct/2011

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Tamera-11/2011
Kiminsh-Fall/2011
Alwaysangel-Fall/2011
Sunshine1576-Fall/2011
Lyd10-Fall/2011
Anton-Fall/2011
Fruit-Fall/2011
Krrice28-IVF 10/2011
Jasmin-Fall/2011
Cheri76-Fall IVF
LauraN-Nov/2011
Blessed143-Fall/2011
Neffi211-ET scheduled for 10-28-11
Lauren319-Fall/2011
Bebesperanza-Fall/2011
Catdempsey-Fall/2011 ER end of October
Greekchick Fall/2011

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Sky7371-waiting for AF to start BCP for 1st IVF attempt 10-28-11

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Blueeyedreamer-on BCP for cycle 10/2011
Kerpupples-on BCP for cycle Fall/2011
JenMink55-Start BCP on 9-14-11 for Fall IVF
Leorira-On BCP for FET 11/2011.
Rosie84-On BCP for IVF Oct/Nov 2011

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Kamina-ER 9-26-11

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K8ielovett-PUPO 9-19-11. Positive HPT on 9-25 waiting for Beta.
Akdelp-PUPO on 9-22-11 (1 expanded blast good quality). Beta 10-3.
Fvrogers-PUPO on 9-22-11 (2 blasts). Beta 9-30.
Tess69-PUPO on 9-22-11 (2 embies). Beta 10-3.
Tuffy4u-PUPO on 9-24-11 (2 blasts). Beta 10-3.
Toniaa-PUPO on 9-24-11 (2 blasts). Beta 10-6.

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Sunshine and stars-PUPO 9-12-11, BFP 9-21 Beta=75, 9-23 Beta=211

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Re: Fall/Winter Board 2011-12 Combined (Sept-Feb) This is it

Post by akdelp » Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:19 pm

WE & fvrogers - Good luck today! I am super excited for both of you! :D
FET #1, #2 - M/C
FET #3 - @ 7 weeks
FET # 4 - Canceled. Hysoroscopy and DnC
FET# 5 - coming soon! November 2012 or so.

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