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 Sunshine1576 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 2:32 am

AlwaysAngel- That is a very strong beta, I'm glad you went in early to give you that peace of mind. :D
I almost forgot to tell you all...my cousin revealed his wife's pregnancy over facebook with the cutest idea. They have a 3 yr old daughter and took her to the park and had her open a big box that was decorated so cute...Once she opened the box "blue" balloons floated up into the sky. There should be a book out there about gender revealing, there must be so many creative ways, but I love orginallity. :D

Oh Nicole what beautiful Emibabies! I really really hope this is your cycle, I'll pray for you!

dys- We have thought about the multi-cycle it's 10 grand less but you get three chances v/s six so we feel the odds would be in our favor if we went with the Attain Program and IF no baby 70% of our money would be refunded to us...

Leora- I hope you are getting some rest and not worrying about cooking after working those long hours. Are you overall liking your new job?

Kynlee- It must be hard to try to eat healthy, are you having any weird cravings yet?

Ninde- How are you doing with juggling everything tonight? I'm glad you got some reassurance with that injection, I know it's stressful at times. We really need an emergency line to contact our RE after hours. P.S I am reading all about Abundance Praying, never tried it personally but I do know so much energy is focussed on worrying and it keeps my husband's mind in overdrive, it would be refreshing to focus on the good stuff, things that we often take for granted. x

Wow what a weekend so far...last night with the rumbling thunderstorm we had to put Vegas in my walk-in closet. She cried and wimpered and I tried to console her telling it shhhh it's ok, the weather was so rough that our power went out at 5am. Today the pregnant coworker was grumpy and lashed out in front of a customer so I had to have a chat about her attitude and my boss was glad I straightened it out so she didn't have to. Today as my boss was looking over our "blackout for the holidays" calender I mentioned to her that we are looking into getting one IVF scheduled this Fall...The only weeks available to request off would be the first 2 weeks of November. October is already booked and then the blackout starts around mid November...Could I possibly squeeze in an IVF before the holidays??? Dh is really pushing for me to get one in before the end of the year and I know it's going to take time to get our mortgage refinanced trimming our payments down that will be all worked out by the end of August. Today after work I stopped by the seafood market for dinner but worried all the way home that I didn't purchase enough I later laughed because it's just the two of us! For the red snapper, shrimp and baked crabcakes I added corn on the cob, baked potato, hush puppies and I prepared angel slaw.

Cooking is therapeutic but only when I know what we're having! So after we stuffed our faces, we decided to walk it off, Blackjack and Vegas went with us. Dh and I talked about his job and he said he really hopes to get out of this town but at the same time we would be "underwater" if we had to sell our house right now. So I told him we could accomodate and stay here for 15 years to get the mortgage paidoff and by then the market will improved and eventually we could get a cozy place up in the mountains somewhere. He says IF he finds work up north, he would live out in his truck and I would just stay here but I honestly don't see that happening! Are we crazy to refinance the house for a much better interest rate when there is this little chance we could be relocating? Will dh even be in the same line of work this time next year? I'm starting to think we should only think short-term since everything around us seems to be changing. Anyway as we were heading back home from our walk, from the corner of our eye I saw some commotion going on with Blackjack and I couldn't make out what he had gotten ahold of until we got closer, our Blackjack was running around with a chicken in his mouth. The neighbor (who we used to spend hours hanging outside talking with him and his wife) said well this makes number 2! We were stunned b/c we never knew that Blackjack had killed a chicken last week. Apparently our neighbor is raising chicks and we apologized profusingly...asking how we can commensate for his 2 chicks. He said you know how you're crazy about your dogs and think so much of them, well I think the same way for my chicks. Dh went right over to Blackjack and spanked him so hard and the neighbor said that's not going to do any good. The chick (our dog had gotten ahold of) was moving around in the grass and his owner scooped him up into his arms. He said we'll work this out later but for now on you need to keep your dogs on leashes. We felt so bad, been living here out in the country for 4 yrs longer then most of our neighbors (all in all we only have 9 houses around us). Just recently our dogs are being a nuisance to our neighbors. Like I said things seem to be constantly changing. I'll write them a letter this weekend but wish I knew how we could make this up to them. We had no idea even about the first chicken last week. Dh mentioned to me that our association states "no livestock" but we're not those kind of neighbors to report other's I just wish things could go back to normal around here but again what is normal anymore?
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Re: Cycling In 2012 Board (formerly Fall/Winter 2011-2012)

Post by kerpupples » Sun Aug 12, 2012 3:34 am

Nicole your embryos look great. Congrats on being PUPO! I'll be watching for your beta.
Amy
Me: 39 DH: 41 Male Factor
3yo DD from FET
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Post by Ninde » Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:19 am

Morning ladies

Nicole: that sounds great! How are you feeling? And you got your hair done in plenty of time!!!! Your photo is amazing

Kynlee: I dont think they can up me because im on the top maximum dose

Christy: oh that really was one heck of a weekend.I would imagine how you handled the situation with your neighbors will go a long way to appeasing them. Sometimes a really heartfelt apology is enough. By the way, what are hush puppies?

Ker: how are you doing?

Always: oh nthats rough on the morning sickness. Is anything helping?

Madam x: how are things?

Waiting kay: how are you feeling?

Leora: doing ok?

Tiger: are you resting?

Dys: good luck today

Afm: going to do more work on my happiness ratiobworkshop, I have included way too much stuff!!

Ninde
Ivf # 1 aug 2011 bfp. M/C 9 weeks
Ivf # 2 Mar 2012, beta Apr 12: Bfn
Ivf # 3 Aug 2012, another heart breaking bfn
Ivf # 4 Feb 2012

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

Post by Cookie43 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 12:03 pm

Nicole
Great pics! My beta is August 22. I'm on the 2ww with you. Happy PUPO :D
Me:43 (plus DH same age)
IVF#1 ended 22 June 2012 - BFN
Trying naturally - ovulation 7 July. Pregnancy test 23 July? Negative
IVF#2 BFN (but much better results, 8 over 7 cells at day 3)2 blasts 5dt
IVF#3 planned to start September 2012

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

Post by WeHaveHope » Sun Aug 12, 2012 12:49 pm

Good morning ladies,

Ninde-how are you doing? I'm glad you were able to get in touch with your RE and that everything is ok.

Blue- Congratulations on bring PUPO!!! I love the pic of your LO's. Praying that you get your BFP.

Kynlee-how are you doing?

Cookie43-congrats on bring PUPO. Keeping everything crossed for your BFP!!!

Kerpupples-how are you feeling? How is the swelling? Any better?

Sunshine-how are you? How is the weather in Panama City? It's been raining all week here. Hopefuly we can get a little sunshine soon.

Leora-how are you doing?

Always-sorry about the morning sickness. Ginger ale helped me a bit. Aldo making sure your stomach doesn't go completely empty helps. Try heeling some crackers at your bedside. I used Zofran when the nausea got really bad and that took care of it but be careful it causes constipation :(

MadameX-How are you doing?

WaitingKay-how are you feeling?

Tiger-how is everything going with you?

Dys-Best of luck!!!

Amanda-glad your doing well.

LauraN-how are you?

Lauren319-how is your twin belly coming along?

Pocos-how are you. Keeping you in my prayers.

Anton-hope your new job is going well.

Sorry, I know I missed some people.

AFM-35 weeks today! Getting down to the wire now. Everything is pretty much ready now for the girls to arrive. My next appt is on Tuesday. My body is really starting to feel like it's going to break. The constant contractions and the aches and pains are becoming a bit too much. I'm praying that if the girls will be ok then let them come early this coming week. I'm emotionally and physically ready. I can't wait to meet my little Anna Christina and my little Katerinna Maria :). Hope everyone has a nice Sunday. Sending all my love.
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Post by Gina1976 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 2:21 pm

Nicole, love the picture!!! They look great! Congrats on being PUPO!!!

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Post by Madame X » Sun Aug 12, 2012 2:27 pm

Blue – Congrats on being PUPO!! Your embies look great!

Always – Great beta, and your u/s is only 4 days away!!

Ninde – How is the stimming and mixing going? When is your first follie check?

We- Congrats on being 35 weeks, that is so great. Can you believe you will be seeing your girls so soon!?

Sunshine – I don’t know what to tell you about the chicks story….. I totally see how sorry you are and that you feel horrible, I wish your neighbor would see the same. I mean what can you do? Maybe just kindly mention in your letter the no livestock thing. You can’t get any time off during that time period besides those 2 weeks? Your dinner sounded great!

AFM- Yesterday morning I had (sry if TMI) white and hints of like a mint green discharge on the toilet paper. I know yellowish/greenish = infection, but I have no itchy, burning, bad smell…. nothing. But of course I am all worried. I have had nothing since then except the normal stuff that I have been having. My nausea has subsided a lot too, but had a headache all day yesterday. Just keep hoping everything is okay!

Hope everyone is having a good weekend!
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IVF/PDG #1 - 6/11 & #2 - 8/11 BFN
Switched RE
12/11 - Hysteroscopy & 2/12- HSG
IVF #3 - 3/12 batched
1VF #4- 7/12 DE/PGD on my frosties -PGD cancelled ...BFP
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Post by Ninde » Sun Aug 12, 2012 2:55 pm

Ladies can I put out a question? I've been down egging for three weeks and on wed I started 450 ius of menopur and still on the downreg spray. I've been feeling dizzy on and off since thurs but today i f heavy in the head, dizzy and like I havnt slept. Im also starting to bloat and heavy in the tum. No pain just heavy. Could this be from just 4 days of stimms? I didnt have it from purogan but this is a much heavier dose. All thoughts appreciated!!

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Ivf # 1 aug 2011 bfp. M/C 9 weeks
Ivf # 2 Mar 2012, beta Apr 12: Bfn
Ivf # 3 Aug 2012, another heart breaking bfn
Ivf # 4 Feb 2012

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Post by dys24 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 3:29 pm

Hi Ladies,
thanks everyone for thinking about me. BETA is in and its 71. Its lower than what I expected I was hoping for more than a 100, but I guess we will see on Tuesday if it continues to rise. Let's hope so. I"m still spotting here and there, I'm not sure about this ughhhhhhhh
IVF #1- BFN
IVF #2- BFP!!!!

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Post by Waitingkay » Sun Aug 12, 2012 4:05 pm

Ninde - I think for the dose you are getting it's totally normal to feel a little bloated already. Although your follies are still small after 4 days of stims, the work your ovaries are doing is a lot more that that of a natural cycle. This is why many REs think you shouldn't exercise during stims.

Dys - How many days post transfer are you? If you are 11 or 12, 71 is just fine really! I have had my share of chemical pregnancies and they start lower and the E2 and progesterone levels are off too. I think the only thing that matter now is that it doubles and I'm crossing everything for you!

Madame - I'm not sure about the discharge - I'm unfortunately used to the sexy feeling of "stuff" because of the suppositories. are you using injections or suppositories for your progesterone?

Blue - these embies are gorgeous!!! Enjoy the feeling pupo - believe in it!!!

Wehavehope - wow, 35 weeks with twins is fantastic! You are very strong to have done this so well so far! The girls will be great now whenever they choose to arrive. Try to relax even though you are in pain, at least you have everything ready for them...

Always - this is a great beta!

Tiger - how are you?

Kynlee - how are you doing?

Christy - Ugh! So many neighbors stories, you are allowed to have dogs after all! I sure hope the letter you said you'll write to your neighbors will make it better. It's especially uneasy when there are so few houses out there...
I am thinking of you and your DH and I hope you will not go for a solution in which you don't sleep together in the same house.

AFM - Trying to relax today, and control my craving for salty foods. I looooove olives now more than ever :P
Me - 35 (found about APS after PTL)
DH - 34 (0% morph)
10/10 # 1 IVF (ICSI) - chemical
12/10 # 1 FET - chemical
02/11 # 2 IVF (IMSI/ICSI) - BFP - PTL at 22 weeks 5 days
11/11 # 2 FET - BFP - no HB, D&C
02/12 # 3 IVF - BFN
04/12 # 4 IVF - BFN

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Post by kerpupples » Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:36 pm

Patricia - I felt that way through all 3 of my stim cycles, especially the heavy stomach/bloat. I recall it starting very quickly after the first day of shots. Hang in there!
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Me: 39 DH: 41 Male Factor
3yo DD from FET
IVF PGD clinical trial, FET Jan 2012 Beta 1/14 447, Beta 1/16 1161 U/S 1/30 it's twins!
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Post by LauraN » Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:52 pm

Ninde- I felt that way with all of my cycles. I guess because I was on different dosages each time. I think the Menopur was the worst the last cycle. I would get dizzy within 10 minutes. One time, my friends thought I was going to pass out, I was at a conference, and my friend gave me my shots in the bathroom(since I still can't do my own shots) and she said I almost immediately turned white as a ghost and I felt it too.

Dys- that beta is fine, what is most important is if it doubles. Good luck on the next beta- doubling vibes going out to you and baby.

AFM- Not sure completely what is going on right now. My nurse was out Friday and off tomorrow. It's killing me because she always gives me tons of information. We went into the clinic yesterday to pick something up and one of the nurses says now it looks like the donor will have her retrieval on Tuesday, but that she was coming into the clinic today and they would know more. No one called me, so I am going to call at 7:30 AM to find out. I have a little bit of a breakdown on Friday after not being able to get much information from the clinic. I started crying like a 2 year old! That is so NOT like me! I can say that this cycle, I feel soooooo not part of it. The only way I feel part of it is by getting information and details. I was much better on Saturday and feel fine emotionally today, but my allergies are kicking my butt and my whole body is sore-not sure what that is about. The estrogen is still doing what it is supposed to, making me grouchy! So, if the retrieval is on Tuesday, that means my transfer will be on Friday. I will keep you posted.
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)
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Post by Ninde » Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:23 pm

Hi ladies - thank you for the replies, puragon was definately not this weird!!!

Cookie: congrats on being pupo :D

Maria: your girls names are so beautiful. I have heard that some of the neal's yard stuff is great for after labour

Madam x: follicle check on tue - the way im feeling after 4 days of stimms I reckon I'll have 30 huge follicles! Hmm I wonder what the discharge is about?

Dys: im really glad you have a bfp - im pretty sure anything over 25 is good? But im sorry your mind cant fully be at rest

Waiting: thank you, that really helps. Are you going to change your signature?

Ker: thank you!! How are you?

LauraN: thanks for that too - I thought the dizziness was odd and its good to know menopur can do this.that's really unfair that the clinic didnt call you back. They absolutely should have and of course you feel the way you do. Maybe say that to them tomorrow?

Ninde
Ivf # 1 aug 2011 bfp. M/C 9 weeks
Ivf # 2 Mar 2012, beta Apr 12: Bfn
Ivf # 3 Aug 2012, another heart breaking bfn
Ivf # 4 Feb 2012

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Post by blueeyedreamer » Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:23 am

Patricia- I had menopur last time. I don't recall any dizziness but that cycle was really hard on me. I put most of the blame on the lupron, but who knows. I hope you have lots of follies! I'm sorry you feel yucky. I remember that around day 4 was when I started noticing growing pains.

Dys- Congrats on the beta. Your number is fine! Here's to hoping for a great double!

Cookie- Congrats on being PUPO. I'm glad I have a PUPO buddy! Are you going to POAS?

Madame- Don't know what to say about the discharge except that you will want to get it checked out. You don't want to risk any infections.

LauraN- Sorry to hear your nurse wasn't as helpful. It's always hard to get tons of info and then all of a sudden get very little.

Kay- Now I want olives!

Christy- I'm sorry you are having such a tough time with the neighbors and your dogs. I think your idea of a nice letter to them is great. It will show them that you really care about their animals. I don't know if I would include anything about the livestock rule yet. It may sour the whole letter. I could imagine that they may take your apology the wrong way. Do you have a leash law in your area? You could end up in a war about who should do what. I don't want to see you have any more stress than necessary.

AFM- My in laws are here and it has actually been ok. Usually they drive me up the wall. Maybe I am getting better and dealing with them. Dh has been very lenient with me because of being told to rest after transfer. I've taken some great naps lately!
Nicole 35, DH 42
IVF 1 BFN
FET 2 BFP twins, M/C 7 weeks.
FET 3 BFP, chemical beta high 81
IVF 4 BFP, chemical beta high 707
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Post by Sunshine1576 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:18 am

LauraN- Sounds like they aren't communicating to the MAIN important person here....ugh I know it's so aggravating, I really hope tomorrow brings you some details and will ease your mind. x

Ninde- Hush puppies are basically nothing more then battered corn meal cooked in a deep frier, it most common at seafood restaurants just another take on cornbread.

Nicole- I'm not going to make a big fuss about the association rules, but I understand what you're saying and we would still be a fault anyway since our dogs were on his property.

Maria- I love your nursery pictures, I know you are so ready for the girl's homecoming! Yes today is the first day it hasn't rained in Florida for the month of August! After church we had lunch, spent some time on the beach and played volleyball with some friends. Really enjoyed today, and glad we got outside some.

waitingkay- Do you have a Sam's WholeSale Club near where you live? That would be the way to go purchasing everything you crave in oversize containers to last all month long. :D We went to Sam's today and I found they now are selling Olive Garden's signature salad dressing!

MadameX- With an exception of October 28th thru November 11th, everything else is already booked. But truth is all I really need is off 2 days for ER and ET. I just wish retrievel and transfer was easier to pinpoint so we could plan this better. I never understood the clinic's timeline for IVF, since stimming can alter things especially if we need bigger folicles throwing our days off a little. Anyway I figure it's best to ask off, so I don't have to worry about last second changes, right? I just was promoted to Assistant Manager so I feel like I need to be there but then again I cannot keep putting this off. This week we are getting the mortgage paperwork wrapped up with the appraisal and survey done. Once we get our finances in order we can proceed to IVF FINALLY!

AFM: ugh I still need to write that letter to the neighbor since this all happened this weekend, maybe it would be best to have it done by tomorrow at the latest.
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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