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

Discussion forum for those particularly interested in IVF and embryo transfer including frozen embryo transfer.
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Re: Fall/Winter Board Combined (Sept2011-Feb2012) This is it

Post by moorebaby » Mon Oct 03, 2011 6:57 pm

I believe that I may be that person. There is a thread on which I commented that I was offended. I feel that as an adult & as a woman who has been going through infertility I will definitely speak up should I feel the need to. I am not a malicious or hurtful person, but if something bothers me, I will mostly definitely be assertive & advocate for myself.
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Re: Fall/Winter Board Combined (Sept2011-Feb2012) This is it

Post by Tamera » Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:00 pm

We thanks for the kind words, I will be secretly stalking you and a few others until yall get your BFP's. I will be sure to PM you when I get mine, because I know its gonna happen and hopefully the little ones I donate can bring as much joy and happiness to a couple as the little ones I keep :).
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Re: Fall/Winter Board Combined (Sept2011-Feb2012) This is it

Post by WeHaveHope » Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:04 pm

Moorebaby & Tamera-I'm not sure what happened since I haven't read the thread but I just want everyone to feel like they have a home here. I am so sorry that this situation occurred. I want you both to know that you have a home here on this board. I am sending you both lots of love and blessings in your journeys.
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Re: Fall/Winter Board Combined (Sept2011-Feb2012) This is it

Post by tuffy4u » Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:12 pm

Neffi, you are in the right place. I was nervous about coming on this board also having aleady had two kids. The thing is we all want the same thing and it's so great to have people here to support us! No one has ever said anything to me about being happy just to have one, which is just one reason why I love this board so much. The desire to have a second child can be just as strong as the desire to have the first. Everyone is so supportive here.

Adkelp- congrats, although we all knew it was going to happen already! I'm still waiting for my beta but not to nervous at this point (I already told my mom). Maybe jumping the gun but I couldn't wait!

Tamera- Sorry to hear about your experiences, I can see why people might be offended gender selection is controversial. However you are still going through what we are going through so you will find some good friends and advice on this site. Hang in there and good luck whatever you decide.

Check in later today!

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Re: Fall/Winter Board Combined (Sept2011-Feb2012) This is it

Post by leorira11 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:46 pm

Outlaw - WELCOME! Where would you be moving if the army moves you? Somewhere cool and exciting, or somewhere boring? (I remember when my cousin was finally posted to a base in the Navy -- we were all excited to hear where he was going.... and the answer was Pensacola, Florida! Not exactly exotic!)

Antonia - never made Moussaka? I've done that! :D I hope that new job interview pans out. Work is a great distraction. Even though all I'm doing is making copies and answering phones, it's a lot better than sitting in my empty house, obsessing about my empty arms (not that I don't obsess -- only that I do it elsewhere!)

Neffi- I see in your signature that you've also started the adoption route. We've applied and "put on the list" too. Since at this point we are only interested in a healthy, newborn (up to 3, or maybe 6, months old) baby -- the list is practically endless. Our wait could be years. And then, when I explain our fertility issues, people always say "you can adopt!". If only it were that easy.... ----------- also I totally TOTALLY understand you. Before all of this shit, DH and I would talk about how many kids we wanted. He was raised as one of 2, and he always wished he had more siblings. I'm the oldest of 4, and we didn't have any money, so I was always more concerned with making sure we could provide what we wanted for the number of kids we had (I didn't go hungry as a kid, but we never went to DisneyWorld, or took vacations, or did expensive after-school activities like gymnastics -- like all my other friends did). But the one thing we agreed on was that we didn't want to have an ONLY CHILD. We definitely wanted 2, at the very least. Now, we are facing goodness-knows how many more IVFs, waiting to get pregnant with a pregnancy that will worry us to death the entire time and consist of endless doctors appts, surgery (a cerclage) and bed rest. I can't imagine going through it once -- but to know that to have the "at least 2" kids I want, I'll have to do it again... AND AGAIN... ugh. Big giant "UGH". As much as we didn't want twins, I was so happy that my last pregnancy would be "my last". We decided we would have the boys and then stop -- because I NEVER wanted to do the IVF again and I NEVER EVER wanted to be pregnant again (I have physically miserable pregnancies with constant vomiting -- and the stress after our first losses was INTENSE. Now... with another loss on top of it... next time will be even worse.) I can't even contemplate doing this long enough to get 2 kids out of it....

Fruit - hey there! What are you up to?

Akdelp -- well, that wasn't really a surprise, was it? :wink: but I know it's still super exciting! How many "dpo" are you? 200 is a great beta!

Maria -- not sure where you found that blinky -- but it SUCKS! :D Not "Your Pregnant".... "You're Pregnant"! Sheesh - who spent the time to make a blinky but didn't write it correctly? :D

Kat -- beta results yet?????

AFM - 2nd day of work. Things went really well. Lots of stupid tasks (copies, phone calls, etc) but that's what I was expecting and what I wanted.

Today I took my last OCP in the pack. I'll be taking a 'week off' to get a period and then starting another pack (doing the FET when I finish next months). So, technically, my body shouldn't know that I'm stopped the OCP -- but oddly, I'm super super super bloated and had some spotting today as well as some 'period' cramps. In the past, I've taken back-to-back packs of pills (for years! I hated getting a period, so I just skipped it all the time) and never had this issue. Weird. Of course, being the COMPLETE AND UTTER NUTCASE that I am -- my first thought is "maybe I'm miraculously pregnant". Maybe the spotting and bloating and slight nausea aren't because I'm getting a period, but because I'm 'surprise' pregnant while on the pill..... but then I remember that (1) I don't ovulate, (2) D has almost no sperm and (3) I'm on the F*CKING BIRTH CONTROL PILLS! Geez. I really am nuts, no? I still have the urge to POAS though. D would kill me. Maybe I'll do it early tomorrow morning before he wakes up. OKAY LADIES -- I'VE OFFICIALLY GONE TOTALLY BONKERS!

Met up with "Rosie84" today for coffee -- we had a blast! We'll definitely be hanging out in the future! :D

Another day, just another day. Countdown clock says 59 days until December 1st. I'll definitely be POAS by then! Woo hoo

Pubic Hair - a few people have mentioned waxing pubic hair -- why, oh why, is that a 'thing'? I've done it a few times, and for some reason, my husband loves it. I just feel like a pre-pubescent girl. I know it's the 'porn influence' - but what's wrong with pubic hair? I keep mine neatly trimmed - but what's with the 'totally bare' look? Or worse - the "landing stip" look? I always think that looks like a little "Adolf Hitler" style mustache for your vagina....

BTW -- about the whole controversy about "IVF for sex selection" drama -- No matter what my opinion on the matter is -- I'll repeat -- there is a website SPECIFICALLY for women doing IVF (and other things) for gender selection at http://www.in-gender.com. Let's try to keep the debate (and the anger and the mean comments and the drama!) off these boards. While I do understand both sides of the debate -- I'll just say that most women here are struggling with infertility for years and just CAN'T understand why someone would willing go through what we are dealing with.
Tamera, I'd say you are welcome to stay - but let's try to keep this debate (which has no right answers, but lots of emotional attachment) OFF the boards.

This drama has played out on several different "seasonal" threads in the past (oh geez -- major drama on the Winter 2010-2011 board last year!). I've been here a long long loooonnnngg time. These debates have no resolutions and just make the board an angry place, instead of a friendly place.

If you want to debate something -- we have a USA presidential election year coming up --- Who is still happy with Obama? (And how many McCain fans are still totally disappointed he didn't win? I had to read the newspaper about 12 times before it sunk in that Obama had really won. I've been a McCain fan for years and years -- I really hoped he'd become President!)
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8 IVF+6 FET=6 BFN+8 BFP =

-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)

last attempt - donor sperm - baby girl born healthy July 2014

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Re: Fall/Winter Board Combined (Sept2011-Feb2012) This is it

Post by akdelp » Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:51 pm

Leora _ I am 11dp5dt...I think. Transfered 9/22. :)
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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Re: Fall/Winter Board Combined (Sept2011-Feb2012) This is it

Post by leorira11 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:53 pm

akdelp - that's awesome! My clinic does betas at 17"dpo" (either 14dp3dt or 12dp5dt) -- my betas were 450 (twins), 350 (singleton) and 200 (twins) --- so yours is really fantastic! I can't wait for your u/s!
8 IVF+6 FET=6 BFN+8 BFP =

-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)

last attempt - donor sperm - baby girl born healthy July 2014

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Re: Fall/Winter Board Combined (Sept2011-Feb2012) This is it

Post by WeHaveHope » Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:57 pm

Leora-worse then who spent the time making the clunky and spelled it win is that I actualy used it and didn't realize it
Oh my!!! I agree with you on the debate. No place foe it in these boards. We all are praying for babies so let's stick to that. It happens to be hard enough, no??? Sending you lots of love. Personals later. Making a yummy dinner
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Re: Fall/Winter Board Combined (Sept2011-Feb2012) This is it

Post by tuffy4u » Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:09 pm

AUGHHHHH the lab didn't send the results to my clinic so I will have to wait till tomorrow. I guess one more day won't hurt.
Me- 33 DH- 41
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Re: Fall/Winter Board Combined (Sept2011-Feb2012) This is it

Post by WeHaveHope » Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:19 pm

Tuffy4u-WTH!!! I would be going absolutely crazy. I am glad you are taking it better than I would be. I pray that they cl you early in the morning.
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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: Fall/Winter Board Combined (Sept2011-Feb2012) This is it

Post by fvrogers » Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:35 pm

Tuffy - OMG!! I am so excited that you got a positive on your HPT. So sorry that you have to wait another day for your beta. I know that you are on pins and needles!! Still praying for your BFP.

Leora - I am one of those who religiously waxes. I admit it is not for everyone. But I do not wax it all. I leave a little bit. TMI - My hair is course and thick and no matter how low I trim it it inevitably ends up ingrown which is a mess. Waxing has helped keep it manageble. You now know more that you have ever wanted to know about my pubic hair.

Akdelp - Congrats hun!!! You so deserve it. That is an awesome beta!! Our transfer day was really a blessed day!!

Neffi - Sending tons of hugs. We can all relate to the emotional roller coaster of IVF.

Anton - Your BFP is right around the corner. I pray that DH is on board for the natural cycle and you get the green light. I just think that natural cycle is what you need to get that BFP.

Outlaw - Welcome to our group. I pray you find the support that we have all found here. It really helps the process if there are people who can relate to what you are going through.

WeHaveHope - You are so funny testing 3dp5dt. I am sure that you will get that BFP soon and your little ones are all nice and snuggly.

Ninde - Sending you hugs and tons of support. I am so sorry that this cycle did not work out for you. I was stalking the other board and rooting for you!!

AFM - BETA was 290!!!!! I am so excited that I cannot contain myself. I had my blood drawn at 08:30 am and had not heard from my RE by 4pm so I ended up calling them. I was on pins and needles and was so nervous that I could not eat. They will call me tomorrow with my progesterone and estrogen results. They have scheduled my u/s for Oct 24th. I will ask tomorrow to have another beta done before then because I would hate not knowing what is going on.

I will come back and finish personals later. Heading out to dinner with DH!

Felicia
Me - 33
DH - 39


IVF #1 - 2010 - BFN :(
IVF #2 - 7/11- BFN :(
#3 FET - 9/22/11- BFP (God is good)!!! DS Born 5/28/12
#4 FET - 6/17/13
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Re: Fall/Winter Board Combined (Sept2011-Feb2012) This is it

Post by WeHaveHope » Tue Oct 04, 2011 12:01 am

UPDATED 10-3-11 @ 7:57pm 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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Jen8675309-FET 10-13-11
Becca-FET Fall/2011
Amanda1979-FET Oct/2011
Kerribell FET Nov/2011
Blessed143-FET end of Oct/2011
Tess69-FET Nov/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
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
Outlaw927-waiting for AF to start BCP for 1st IVF attempt Fall/2011

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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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K8ielovett-PUPO 9-19-11. Positive HPT on 9-25 waiting for Beta.
Tuffy4u-PUPO on 9-24-11 (2 blasts). Beta 10-3.
Toniaa-PUPO on 9-24-11 (2 blasts). Beta 10-6.
WeHaveHope-PUPO on 9-30-11 (2 Blasts). Beta 10-10.
Kamina-PUPO on 10-2-11 (2 embies). Beta 10-12.

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Sunshine and stars-PUPO 9-12-11, BFP 9-21 Beta=75, 9-23 Beta=211
Fvrogers-PUPO on 9-22-11 (2 blasts). BFP 9-30 Beta=57, 10-3=290
Akdelp-PUPO on 9-22-11 (1 expanded blast). BFP 10-3 Beta=205

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Re: Fall/Winter Board Combined (Sept2011-Feb2012) This is it

Post by Neffi211 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 12:31 am

fvrogers-- congrats on a great beta!

tuffy! OMG! I would be dying...that is awful that you have to wait another day! At least you know its a BFP!

Leora-- thanks for responding...I totally understand that you wouldn't want to go through more than one pregnancy. You deserve this more so much.....I am trying to understand and comprehend that my plans don't matter! I have no control!

AFM-- my hair is falling out like crazy! It has been like 2 months now....saw dr and they are not too worried but did some bloodwork. She thinks its stress. But I lose like 200-400 hairs/day (yes, I have counted) Ihave thick curly hair and this is so not like my hair....at this rate I will be bald in a year! Hope it stops soon!
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DS 3rd try
8 failed cycles
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Re: Fall/Winter Board Combined (Sept2011-Feb2012) This is it

Post by LauraN » Tue Oct 04, 2011 12:44 am

Neffi- Quick Question....are you getting enough protein in? I know that after I had my surgery a year ago, I lost some hair, but once I upped my protein a bit, it really slowed down and then stopped until it's just normal now. Anywho, I just know how we girls are when we are under a bit of stress and hormonal, we either stop eating, or eat like crazy, and generally the wrong thing...so just keep up your protein :wink:

I am so excited for all of the BFP's that we are getting, this is so awesome!!!! I will have to get to personals later in the week. It was such a busy weekend, fun, but busy. Friday, we went to that fun 80's band- my DS (17 yr old) brought his buddy and they enjoyed watching me act like a fool- I just can't help but to move when music starts! And then both proceeded to make fun of me the next day at their band competition (which they totally rocked out- they swept and got 1st all over the place in their division and then took Grand Champion of the whole darn thing). So, needless to say, Saturday was fun spending it with a bunch of high schoolers- I swear I would love to go back to high school, but I think they would look at me funny if I tried to pretend I was their age. I was however, voted the "coolest mom" there- that is because they don't have to live with me :lol: It really hit me even more Saturday how badly I want this and I don't care that I will be having kids generations apart- maybe it will keep me young...or make me realize just how old I really am.

Anyways, you guys have a fantastic evening!

Laura
Me- 40 (Tubal),DH- 46 (MF)
DS- 20 & 18 (previous marriage)
IVF#1- Aug 2011-Chemical/MC at 4 1/2 weeks
IVF#2- Dec 2011- M/C at 8w1d
IVF#3- April 2012- BFN
IVF#4- Aug 2012 DE 8/17 ET, beta 8/31- BFN(have 8 frosties)
FET#1-March 11,2013, beta 3/22-

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Re: Fall/Winter Board Combined (Sept2011-Feb2012) This is it

Post by moorebaby » Tue Oct 04, 2011 12:56 am

Tuffy- Wow how frustrating! I'm sorry you have to wait one more night, but I'm sure it will be worth it for that BFP!

Felicia- Fabulous 2nd BETA!

akdelp- Woohoo!!! Congrats!

Tess- I'm so sorry!!! (((HUGS)))
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DH: 38 (Severe MF)

IVF 1: BFP...M/C
IVF 2-5: BFN
IVF 6: BFP...it's twins!!

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