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

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

Post by leorira11 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:25 pm

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Today, I believe, is Laura, Nicole *AND* Michele's birthdays! wow! (not sure if you come here anymore, Michele, but still, Happy Birthday!)


Georgia - welcome! Just jump in! Don't worry if you don't keep up with everyone - it's a bit hectic around here! :lol:

Anna - HURRAY! I'm so happy for you! Image when is your next scan? What's your due date? I love your new ticker!

Christy - I saw a good 'inspirational' poster that I really liked - it said "if you can solve it, don't worry about it and just solve it. If you can't solve it, how does worrying help?" I'm really trying to focus on that. A HUGE congrats on your DH getting another year! That is such a huge relief for you guys! He has plenty of time to find a job and you can do your IVF with fewer financial worries! HURRAY!

Kynlee - glad to hear the biopsy went well and wasn't so painful. I was told that the cystoscopy would be super painful, and it was totally fine - so less pain for both of us this weekend! FET protocols vary - do you usually ovulated well on your own? If so, you can ask about a natrual FET - you just wait for ovulation then transfer the embryos. I don't ovulate on my own, so I take estrogen and wait for my lining to get nice and thick, then transfer embryos.

Chris - did anyone ever say that longer stimming time makes worse embryos? That's what I'm worrying about! I've been stimiming foorrreeevvveerrr - but hopefully tomorrow's scan will show that I'm ready for ER/ET soon! It's so hard to go back to the RE's office. I totally understand. That's why we switched clinics - I just needed a change of pace.
Vacation sounds great, and chill. Have a great time!

Margi - HI! :D

Cyn - glad you are excited to start the new cycle. When do you start the Lupron? Right now?

HopeThisWorksM - congrats! That is a great second beta! When do you go for a scan? Have you had good betas before? Ectopic would have low, and not rising normally betas. High is good. There are a few bad things that can cause high betas, but most bad things cause low betas.

Patricia - oh no! Feel better! Have you seen a doctor? Maybe it's strep or something that antibiotics can help?

AFM - getting excited by all the BFP news on here -- hopefully I'm next.

not sure if I mentioned, but my BIL got engaged. We spent the weekend at my ILs (without the BIL and his finace) and the whole time was wedding talk (which was okay, becuase my ILs don't know we are cycling, besides which we would want to talk about it). All I could think was "maybe I'll be in a maternity dress and in a wheelchair" (because of the bed rest). I know that's unlikely, but I hope so!

Next SnS tomorrow morning. I'm hoping for a sign that I'm nearing the end of stims. This is ridiculous already!







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Kynlee-FET hopefully May 2012, meanwhile biopsy 4/26
Dandme-FET 2012
Chris (to_have_fun08)
Cyn - FET in May
Lauren-March/2012

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Antonia (Anton)-IVF 2012
Gina1976-will schedule appt w/RE in several months for 1st IVF
Christy (Sunshine1576)- estimated ER - July 23, 2012
Amy (Jayne321)
Patircia (Ninde) summer 2012
Nicole (blueeyeddreamer) summer 2012
Georgia22 summer 2012

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Sarah (Kala 0704) - bcp started 4/21. FET planned for June 20

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Leora (leorira11) - started stims April 17th
Amanda1979- stimming

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*Julia73-PUPO 3-23, 4-26 BFP Beta 542, 4-29 Beta 2343, 4-11 Beta 4102, 4-16 u/s - heartbeat!
*Annashope-BFP 4-11 Beta 35, 4-13 Beta 121, Beta 566 - u/s on 4-20 - 1 perfect gestational sac!
*Globetrotter HPT BFP at 12dpo, beta at 16dpo = 540! Next beta 4/27. U/s in 2 weeks
*HopeThisWorksM-PUPO 4-14, beta 4/25 = 238 (at only 11dp2dt)! beta 4/27 = 588

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Cyn22
Patricia (Ninde)
LauraN

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Patricia (Ninde)
Nicole (blueeyeddreamer)
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: Cycling In 2012 Board (formerly Fall/Winter 2011-2012)

Post by leorira11 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:26 pm

I changed my ticker a bit -- the 'red' ovulation day is supposed to be ER day - but still dont' know when that will be, but doubtful I'll make this a 28 day cycle --- oh well, I can handle 'shooting up' a little longer!
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: Cycling In 2012 Board (formerly Fall/Winter 2011-2012)

Post by HopeThisWorksM » Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:10 am

Is betabase.info down for anyone else? I haven't been able to look at it for 3 days now...
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Re: Cycling In 2012 Board (formerly Fall/Winter 2011-2012)

Post by Julia73 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:42 am

Hopethisworks- I just tried to get on there and it wouldn't let me either. How are you feeling?
Me-38
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Ivf#1 BFN
ivf#2: 2/12, beta : 4/6. Good Friday! Bfp!! Beta 4/6: 542, Beta 4/9: 2343, Beta 4/11:4102, 4/16 U/s, hb 100 bpm. 4/23, u/s : hb 136, 4/30 u/s: hb 167, graduated from the clinic!
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Re: Cycling In 2012 Board (formerly Fall/Winter 2011-2012)

Post by Globetrotter » Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:43 am

HopeThisWorksM wrote:Is betabase.info down for anyone else? I haven't been able to look at it for 3 days now...
Me too! And that's a really bad timing as I am currently obsessing over my hcg level!

16 DPO = 520
18 DPO = 1260

What is the correlation between hcg level and multiples? And ectopic? My ultra-sound is scheduled for May 8th, another 2WW!
ME 32 (blocked tubes), DH 35 (A-OK)
April 2012 #1 IVF ...Single embryo transfer. 1st beta 11dp5dt: 520! 2nd beta 13dp5dt:1260!

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

Post by MamaBoo » Sun Apr 29, 2012 2:24 am

With ectopics, hcg levels tend to be low and do not rise appropriately. They kind of bounce around with small increases, and even some decreases. Yours don't look like that at all.
With multiples, levels do tend to be high. However, each person and each pregnancy is different. Your levels are rising well, and look good. It is indicative of a good pregnancy. Unfortunately, of course, there is no guarantee. That always drove me crazy. But, at this point, congrats! Things look great! :D
Me 34 endo, MTHFR, clotting issues
DH 47 semi-low morphology
TTC 6 yrs
3 IUI's all BFN
IVF#1: 10/08 BFP early MC
FET#1: 03/09 BFP
DS born 11/28/09
FET#2: 03/11
DS born 11/21/2011
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Re: Cycling In 2012 Board (formerly Fall/Winter 2011-2012)

Post by Sunshine1576 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:06 am

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Laura and Nicole, May this birthday wish come true! We're sending you warmth and love that will last the whole year!
Married 13 yrs
36, unexplained
1 natural pg- m/c at 7 wks
(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: Cycling In 2012 Board (formerly Fall/Winter 2011-2012)

Post by Sunshine1576 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:27 am

Greetings from Panama City, FL
Thinking of you all! Sorry I don't have but a moment for personals I'm breezing through tonight since work got the best of me. We did it, yea made our month and I am sooo proud of our team for selling well over 11,000 in clothes today, simply amAzing!

Patricia- I will send a prayer out tonight that you get well soon! I wish I could send you some oranges, anything with vitamin C will certainly help!

Leora- Nice ticker and only 18 days wahoooo, I 'm counting down with you. I know you are so ready to be done with stimning. Was it a long lupron proctocal this time or what?

Annashope- Thanks, also I believe his students made a difference by showing their love and support. He's following his passion, even though he doesn't agree with the way things are being ran there. I mean most community colleges expect their enrolling students to pass reading and writing assessments before letting them register. Here they don't do that! Every student is treated equally and then when they fail/withdraw from the class (because they cannot read or write), it goes against the instructor affecting their retention rate. In a nutshell this institution is all about making money and not to mention tuition has increased 30%, soon enough nobody will be able to afford to go to college. The way we see it why not go to a technical school and get certified in a trade, because this is what it's coming down to! They are cutting graduation hours down to 30, doing away with half of the political science/ history classes they use to offer and changing to a state college with primary focus on nursing and computer tech degrees. I told him it would be wise to continue looking around, but now that he has a year he won't feel too pressured at least.
Married 13 yrs
36, unexplained
1 natural pg- m/c at 7 wks
(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: Cycling In 2012 Board (formerly Fall/Winter 2011-2012)

Post by Lauren319 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:00 am

HOLY SHIT PIO shots hurt. OMG. That sucked big time. This better be worth it and the kids better be cute too. Um, also, I've now been instructed to take 2 Estrace in the am, 2 in the pm and one UP MY NANA??? WTF? I just wiped and it was blue. Uncool.
32, fragile x carrier
DH - 32, 4% morph
#1 - 8/10 - IVF w ICSI & PGD - BFN
#2 - 9/10 - Chem
#3- 9/11 - Cancelled
#4- 10/11 - Batched
#5- 11/11 - Chem
#6 - 5/12 - FET, BFP-474,1081, 3106, 2 hb's!!
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Re: Cycling In 2012 Board (formerly Fall/Winter 2011-2012)

Post by anton » Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:52 am

***crashing for some birthday wishes!...more personal's tomorrow :D

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Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to Laura and Nicole,
Happy Birthday to you!!
YAYYYYY!!!! :D


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Happy Birthday Girls!!! :D Enjoy your day to the max and may all your wishes come true!!! ...May next year on this day you be changing diaper's, have breasts like balloons from breastfeeding, have toys and baby stuff around the house and have the best sleepless nights ever with your babies in their cribs next to you!! :mrgreen:

my gifts to you... Tons of Baby Dust and Buckets of Sticky, positive vibes throughout the year!!!


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Love and Kisses
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Re: Cycling In 2012 Board (formerly Fall/Winter 2011-2012)

Post by anton » Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:17 am

Lauren319 - OH! I just couldn't help not posting for you! YOU crack me up girl!! :lol: :lol: :lol: You are SO funny! the way you describe your PIO experience is hilarious! almost fell off the chair! :lol: :lol: :lol: your babies WILL definitely be cute!!! no doubts about it! :D Hang in there with the PIO shots and don't forget IT'S ALL WORTH IT!! :wink: I see a BFP coming your way my friend! Be ready! :wink:



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

Post by WeHaveHope » Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:31 am

LauraN-How are you doing? Please know that I am keeping you in my prayers.

Leora-so glad to hear that your E2 levels are back up and that everything is right on track. Praying for that rainbow baby.

Greekchick-how are you? Hope your doing well.

Blue-Happy Birthday!!!

Anton-how are the interviews going?

Globetrotter-congratulations again, great numbers. I'm so happy for you.

Ninde-I hope your sore throat is better. If it isn't by tomorrow you should definitely see a doctor.

Julia-I am so glad things are moving along nicely.

Annashope-so happy everything is moving right along for you.

Sunshine-I am delighted to hear that you guys are staying in Florida. Yay... Now you can focus on this cycle.

Laura319-you crack me up!!! Totally missed reading your colorful posts. Keep them coming. I definitely see a BFP with thus cycle. For the PIO use ice on the are for 5 min before the injection. Thus should help. Also make sure to massage the are for a few minutes after the injection. This will prevent lumps and bruising. Got to love it!!!!

Gina-how are you doing? Hope all is well with your family.

Cyn-how are you?

Kynlee-how are you doing?

Amanda-how are you?

Laura-Happy Birthday!!!

Hopethisworksm-congratulations on your awesome Beta numbers!!! Those are some great numbers. About the ectopic, you shouldn't worry about this. Your numbers are not indicative of an ectopic at all. Congrats again!!!

I am sorry if I missed anyone. Please know that you are all always in my thoughts snd prayers. Sending you all much love and strength.

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DS14pr mrg
2 step-ch16&20
IUI 12/10 BFN
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: Cycling In 2012 Board (formerly Fall/Winter 2011-2012)

Post by LauraN » Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:36 pm

Lauren319 wrote:HOLY SHIT PIO shots hurt. OMG. That sucked big time. This better be worth it and the kids better be cute too. Um, also, I've now been instructed to take 2 Estrace in the am, 2 in the pm and one UP MY NANA??? WTF? I just wiped and it was blue. Uncool.
You so funny! But yes, they hurt big time.However, 2 things can help. The quickest is to put an ice pack where you are going to do that shot for maybe 10 minutes-15 minutes first. The second thing, is to ask your doc for a script for numbing cream. That stuff rules. I am a weinie when it comes to needles, so I use it even for the stomach shots, but especially for the pio's.

AFM- thanks for the birthday wishes. It was a fun day and a nice quiet evening.
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: Cycling In 2012 Board (formerly Fall/Winter 2011-2012)

Post by leorira11 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:09 pm

HopeThisWorks - yeah, sometimes BetaBase is down. Sometimes this site (which seems to have the same charts as betabase) works instead. http://www.pregnancycharts.org/

Globetrotter - low and not doubling betas are a sign of ectopic or other problems. High and doubling? that's great! Congrats!

Christy - this is a short antagonist cycle - so usually really short - but I'm getting so tired of the stims! Thanks for reminding me that it's only 18 days or so until I know if it worked or not

Lauren - :D thanks for making me smile! Yes, the PIO hurt. Sorry hon! And I've done the estrace up *ahem* there. Blue is an usual color, no? :lol:

AFM - crazy crazy busy day at work. The supervisors from the international corporate office are here - which doesn't affect me directly, but all my coworkers are in meetings, so I'm answering all their calls and doing the work that needs to get done. GAH!

SnS this morning was okay. Follicles are about 10-13mm and e2 is up to 768 - so I keep plodding along. I said to my doctor that it's so weird and I usually respond faster. He said that it is much different than my last cycles, but still okay. I go back on Tuesday for another check.

I just want to end already!!!!!

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Kynlee-FET hopefully May 2012, meanwhile biopsy 4/26
Dandme-FET 2012
Chris (to_have_fun08)
Cyn - FET in May
Lauren-March/2012

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Antonia (Anton)-IVF 2012
Gina1976-will schedule appt w/RE in several months for 1st IVF
Christy (Sunshine1576)- estimated ER - July 23, 2012
Amy (Jayne321)
Patircia (Ninde) summer 2012
Nicole (blueeyeddreamer) summer 2012
Georgia22 summer 2012

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Sarah (Kala 0704) - bcp started 4/21. FET planned for June 20

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Leora (leorira11) - started stims April 17th
Amanda1979- stimming

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*Julia73-PUPO 3-23, 4-26 BFP Beta 542, 4-29 Beta 2343, 4-11 Beta 4102, 4-16 u/s - heartbeat!
*Annashope-BFP 4-11 Beta 35, 4-13 Beta 121, Beta 566 - u/s on 4-20 - 1 perfect gestational sac!
*Globetrotter HPT BFP at 12dpo, beta at 16dpo = 540! Next beta 4/27 = 1260, U/s in 2 weeks
*HopeThisWorksM-PUPO 4-14, beta 4/25 = 238 (at only 11dp2dt)! beta 4/27 = 588

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Cyn22
Patricia (Ninde)
LauraN

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Patricia (Ninde)
Nicole (blueeyeddreamer)
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: Cycling In 2012 Board (formerly Fall/Winter 2011-2012)

Post by Globetrotter » Sun Apr 29, 2012 2:34 pm

Lauren319 - Can you ask for Crinone instead? Once I discovered there was an alternative, I asked for it. Based on what I know, it's as effective for fresh cycle (US). But from what I've read, some countries don't even prescribe PIO anymore, like Canada.

Leora - You go girl! Keep up the good work. Tuesday isn't far away.

Thanks everyone for hcg level info. You never seem to stop worrying!
ME 32 (blocked tubes), DH 35 (A-OK)
April 2012 #1 IVF ...Single embryo transfer. 1st beta 11dp5dt: 520! 2nd beta 13dp5dt:1260!

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