Nov/Dec Cycle for Baby #2 attempt?

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Re: Nov/Dec Cycle for Baby #2 attempt?

Post by Happy Bunny » Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:10 pm

annashope wrote:Wow Barbara that is amazing beta I can't wait for the ultrasound :) I am definitely inspired by you and your story gives me hope that it will work for us a 2nd time too. Congratulations! how are you feeling? I have been meaning to ask you have you breast fed at all? did you have to stop for IVF? I am still breastfeeding so still no periods and I am curious how soon you can get pregnant once you stop bfeading?
I kinda felt like I was asking too much for it to work a second time and was confident that it wouldn't work.

I did breastfeed but only for 3 weeks because I was never able to produce enough. Oddly enough, my doctor never asked me about breastfeeding, he only asked me about my period. At the time of my consult, I'd had the odd/not really a period after the baby and a second real one. My start cycle testing was on my next period so it seemed like I got a period, made an appointment, then *poof*, I was on a cycle - everything moved really fast. My doctor didn't blink an eye that I was there so soon.

A bit of second timer advice... Try your best not to compare your cycle to your previous successful cycle. For me, my cycles were nothing alike. It's as if I had an expectation that things had to be the same to get the same result which is not true. I was filled with doom and gloom about this cycle. It's tough to resist the urge to make comparisons between your cycles but try to remember that any comparison that you make really doesn't mean anything.

I feel good... I'm very weepy this time. I knew to POAS when I cried because I saw a pumpkin pie, then at a school bus then over a Christmas candle. I suspected that something was afoot because I'm not an emotional person. The nice part is, I'm not getting that early scary cramping that I had with Brooke - I guess my uterus already knows what to do.
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Re: Nov/Dec Cycle for Baby #2 attempt?

Post by annashope » Sat Nov 26, 2011 8:41 pm

Barbara thanks so much for your advice. I also did not have quite enough breastmilk but I have been supplementing with formula every 2nd feeding. DH was a very sickly baby and so I was determined to get some of my immunity into Paul. I am still feeding with both breast milk and formula. I can usually get 3-4 4oz of breast milk a day and the rest is all formula but I guess because I am pumping every 3 hours...no period. I get occasional teeny tiny bit of spotting for an hour or so and then nothing. I am trying to figure out when I should stop bfeeding in order to increase make my chances for number. So based on what you are saying I guess if I stop about March or so I should be able to resume trying by late Spring/Summer right? Paul was a successful natural IUI after a failed IVF and a failed FET of 3 perfect expanding blasts so we are determined to give ourselves 6 months of natural iui's before trying anything more serious.

I am glad to hear you are feeling well and I can understand the weepiness. I was so weepy with Paul I cried at every sentimental commercial :oops: I will be following you progress :) Good luck
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Re: Nov/Dec Cycle for Baby #2 attempt?

Post by Happy Bunny » Sun Nov 27, 2011 3:03 pm

Anna: I'd say that late Spring/Summer is a reasonable expectation if you stop b/f in March if your doctor has the same mindset as mine. If I were you, I'd go for the IUI as well since that worked for you. Also, I'm sure that IUI will be less stressful than IVF.
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Re: Nov/Dec Cycle for Baby #2 attempt?

Post by Sunshine1576 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:01 am

Anna I hope we can cycle together late Spring, 2012 should be a very big year for so many of us, and I cannot wait! :D
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Re: Nov/Dec Cycle for Baby #2 attempt?

Post by annashope » Mon Nov 28, 2011 2:34 am

Sunshine I look forward to it :) it will be a great year for both of us!
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DS 10 from previous marriage
ttc 5 yrs, Cervical cancer- in remission
IVF# 1 BFP m/c at 7 weeks
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Re: Nov/Dec Cycle for Baby #2 attempt?

Post by alexis » Mon Nov 28, 2011 5:47 pm

Hello again gals! How was your weekend?

Michele, how are you doing? How did your husband's tests go (one on Saturday and one today, right)? We are thinking of you for sure!

Neffi, how is your lining looking? I hope it was a GREAT appointment today for you!

AFM, we brought my son in to our appt last week and it went well. My husband actually carried him in quickly and out quickly, so he wasn't even in the waiting room for any period of time! Today, my ultrasound showed I'm ready for my ER. ER will be on Wednesday. I get so excited (and yet nervous) for ER.

Everybody else, any new updates for you guys?

Talk to you soon,
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IVF #2 and #3, BFN
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Re: Nov/Dec Cycle for Baby #2 attempt?

Post by alexis » Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:58 pm

I have another quick question for you guys. With an ER happening on Wednesday, do these lab values look ok to you? Estradiol (E2) 2739, LH 4.21? I looked at my past cycles and my Estradiol was never that high before retrieval. I hope this is a good sign and not a sign I will be hyper stimulated this time! Have any of you had hyperstimulation?

Thanks for your insight and experience!!
Alexis
35 yr/DH 35yr, unexplained infertility
IVF #1, 2009, have beautiful son (2/3/10)
IVF #2 and #3, BFN
IVF#4; BFP!! 1st Beta 260, 2nd Beta 466 (12/16), 3rd Beta 5142 (12/23), 1st ultrasound=2 gestational sacs, 2nd ultrasound=TWINS with heartbeats
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Re: Nov/Dec Cycle for Baby #2 attempt?

Post by Happy Bunny » Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:57 am

Alexis: On my first cycle, my E2 was 2147 and my LH was 4.24 just before my ER (I kept a spreadsheet, lol). This cycle, my RE really pumped up the meds (nearly doubled the FSH) but I did not ask about my labs like I did before. I did not overstimulate on either cycle. I got a full feeling with bloating but nothing like the OHSS symptoms that I've heard about.
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Re: Nov/Dec Cycle for Baby #2 attempt?

Post by Misunderstood » Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:43 am

dixilquintero0371 wrote:Hello ladies, My name is Wendy and I would like to join this page. I don't have any children yet but my husband and I will be doing our first IVF on February of 2012. First I would like to say that I am glad to have meet you ladies since this is something that we have in common. I know this page is for mothers who already have childrenand are having a hard time to try to conceive a second child via IVF but its one of the best pages that I have found. I am very excited/ nervous/ scared about my procedure but have faith that everything will be ok. I am having this done in Matamoros which is located in Mexico with Dr. Garza. I have been trying to prepare my husband and I on maybe what to expect when we start our IVF but I don't think you can ever be too prepared. Do you ladies think that I should stop reading articles about this or if I should continue to learn more . I hope to hear a responce soon from you ladies.


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Hello! I also want to go to Dr. Garza around February/March. Can you please send me his info, idk how to send you a private message. Thanks

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Re: Nov/Dec Cycle for Baby #2 attempt?

Post by Neffi211 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:41 pm

Hi All!
Unfortunaetly my appt did not go great yesterday. Lining was barely a 7. I am continuing meds and have another u/s on Friday! Everything crossed it gets to a 7.5. I got BFP with a 7.5 with DS so Im ok with that. Hope everyone is doing well. Sorry no personals right now
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Re: Nov/Dec Cycle for Baby #2 attempt?

Post by Happy Bunny » Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:53 pm

Alexis: Best wishes for an awesome ER tomorrow! I'll be thinking of you.

Neffi: Hopefully, your lining will continue to develop. Has the doctor discussed any treatment alternatives/enhancements to help build a thicker lining?

AFM: I'm waiting for my ultrasound on Friday. On one hand, I want to obsess over my betas but with only two betas, there isn't much to obsess about. These IVF waits make it seem as if IVF has the power to slow the passage of time - perhaps physicists should look into this.
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Re: Nov/Dec Cycle for Baby #2 attempt?

Post by LYD10 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:59 pm

Hey guys - i have been following but not posting much. we had a busy thanksgiving weekend - friends visited us with 2 kids -which was great because my DS got to play with them and it was great fun for him!

i am on lupron and stopped my BCPs and will be getting my U/S tomorrow. hopefully everything is well and i will be starting stims this saturday. my ER/ET will be right around my 40th birthday! how exciting!!!!
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#3 IVF ectopic
#4 FET BFN
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Re: Nov/Dec Cycle for Baby #2 attempt?

Post by SueQiwi » Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:01 am

Alexis~good luck on egg retrieval tomorrow! I hope you have tons of strong eggs. Please give us an update when you are feeling up to it.

Neffi~so sorry your lining is not quite there yet. But do not fear--you still have time to get that extra .5 or more!

Happy Bunny~good luck at your ultrasound. I hope you see a powerful lil heart beating! Gosh--I'd forgotten about the whole waiting game and how it does your head in and how it just keeps going, even after the BFP! Pretty much until birth! Hang in there.

Michelle~Sorry you are having a rough time right now. I hope your husband is all clear with a healthy heart and tons of good sperm. So sorry about your friend.

I have started taking my Chinese herbs and am going to accupuncture once a week. I am also taking DHEA in prep for next IVF which should be in January. Trying to do eveything I can to get ready. I really should start working out too so I can be in top condition! Who knows if this stuff helps--but at least you feel like you are doing something. For my successful cycle I was taking herbs and doing accupuncture. DHEA is new for number two as I have heard it helps produce more and better eggs in older women. But I was real disappointed in it last cycle with only getting 1 follicle! I thought it would be the magic solution and it wasn't. But my Doc says it can't hurt to keep taking it.
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IVF2 Sep 08 BFN
IVF3 Feb 09 BFP! beta 151
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MC 10.5 weeks after HB at 7.5 - gutted
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Re: Nov/Dec Cycle for Baby #2 attempt?

Post by SueQiwi » Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:03 am

LYD--good luck to you too! I hope this cycle is a winner.
43 high FSH 13.4
IVF1 May 08 BFN
IVF2 Sep 08 BFN
IVF3 Feb 09 BFP! beta 151
DD born Nov 09!
IVF4 June 11 BFN
IVF5 Oct 11 canceled 1 follie
IVF6 Jan 12 BFP! beta 171
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Re: Nov/Dec Cycle for Baby #2 attempt?

Post by CT_Michele » Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:08 am

Hi everyone, quick update as I am still pretty down and just don't even want to be on the computer. I am sorry to keep you guys hanging.

DH finally got the all clear for TESE in the OR. I have been on lupron for a week or so and went today for baseline. They saw a small cyst but said estrogen is within normal range although slightly elevated. I am all set to start stims on Friday.

I am nervous this time. It could really be our last try. And with both of us having tough surgeries it is going to be quite difficult for at least a fews days here trying to take care of Ella. We are hoping my mother-in-law will be able to help a lot.

Sending good vibes to everyone. Thanks so much for all your thoughts and prayers for my friend. Her service was last night and man was that tough. I can not even describe how emotionally drained I am from the past week. I will be in touch again soon...I am thinking of you all and praying you get your babies this time!
Me- 28 DH- 33 Male Factor
1st IVF- 12/07- BFP! Ella Michele was born 8/26/8
2nd IVF- 04/09 - BFN
1st FET- 09/09 - Chemical
3rd IVF - 04/11 - Embies didn't make it to ET
4th IVF - Fall 2011??
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