- I hope your beta today is awesome! How far along are you? I thought that after about 5.5 weeks, an u/s tells a lot more than a beta number. Maybe ask for an early u/s?
- they always say "don't worry" and I ask "how do I do that?"
sometimes the doctors really really really don't get it. One even told me that we should wait and see - and then IF I have another pregnancy loss, we should do some interventions. WHAT? That doctor clearly does NOT understand what it's like to carry a baby for 20+ weeks and then lose them, so close to being able to bring them home. Sheeesh.
- UGH. I hate paperwork. I'm sorry that things aren't going smoothly!
- welcome back. You doing another IVF cycle, or an IUI? You didn't have any frosties last time?
So exciting. I know that you were hoping for twins, but I promise that it's better with a singleton. Of course, it would be great to bring home two babies instead of one, but I can tell you from experience that a twin pregnancy is much more risky than a singleton. Seeing a heartbeat is fantastic! From what I've heard, once you see a heartbeat, you have a 5% chance of loss -- which means a 95% chance of bringing this baby home in 8 months! YAY!
- natural FETs are super easy from a meds/checkups point of view. Of course, I always tell people that the shots and appts are the easy part compared to the stress! End of May is really soon. At work, we've been getting orders for the end of May and I commented - wow, people are ordering WAAAY in advance until my co-worker pointed out that it's only 6 weeks from now!
- welcome, old friend!
(well - not that YOU'RE old, but that we've known each other a long time, ok?) FETs are much easier, no matter what kind they are. Do you know what you'll need to do? If you have really regular, good cycles, you can just transfer naturally during your cycle (ie 3 or 5 days after ovulation). I do estrogen orally for about 2 weeks to build up a lining, then start progesterone 3 or 5 days before transfer. Other people have to do Lupron, but I'm not sure why.
- what do you teach? What age?
- that's a bit weird. Here, everyone (female) goes to a OBGYN all the time, pregnant/TTC or not. -- not an FET - just a regular fresh cycle for me!
- I doubt anyone will give your husband his job back, but it's nice to know that he's loved there and other people are pissed that he was fired. It's probably money and nothing else. Would you want to move? Could your job possibly move with you?
- I saw on facebook about your mom. I'm so so sorry. None of your donor's eggs made it? Don't you get some kind of refund for that? Do they know why? That sounds like a doctor/lab error - either she was triggered too early/late and that messed up the eggs, or something went wrong in the lab. That is totally ridiculous. I would complain - loudly and often. --- with everything we've been through, I kinda think we'll be a 'one and done' family. I grew up in a big family, and DH always wanted a big family. We talked about 3 kids, at least. But now - with the IVF and the losses - I'm not sure we'll ever be willing to dare this again after we have one (before we have one, we're not giving up!). Maybe adoption/surrogacy/fostercare will work to grow our family, but I doubt we'll have more than one biological kid. That's so painful. A part of IF that people don't consider - is have MORE kids.
- I start shooting up today! I'm so excited.
I really really really really need to get pregnant again.
I don't know how I'll cope with a BFN....