Nov/Dec Cycle for Baby #2 attempt?

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

Post by kerpupples » Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:37 pm

Thanks Alexis. I'm trying my best to stay positive. I'm still 2 days away from when I got my BFP with DD and 3 days from when I got the BFP and miscarried. I expected this one to happen sooner given the embryo quality, but who really knows, right?
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Re: Nov/Dec Cycle for Baby #2 attempt?

Post by Happy Bunny » Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:29 pm

Kerpupples: I'm hoping with everything I've got for you. I had a fairly high beta and I only had a very faint line at 10dpo. I'll be watching for your updates and thinking of you.

Alexis: How are you doing? When is your next appointment?

Lyd: Best wishes for a great beta tomorrow.

AFM: I do my last progesterone shot tonight. I won't miss them one bit! Also, I have my first OB appointment tomorrow. I'm kinda bummed that my husband won't be able to be there to see the baby. Our OB doesn't allow children under 6 in the waiting area or rooms so my husband will have to stay home and watch Brooke.
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Re: Nov/Dec Cycle for Baby #2 attempt?

Post by alexis » Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:56 am

Kerpupples, if your BFPs didn't show up for a few more days, you still may be in great shape! I am SO hoping tomorrow will bring you a BFP!!!

Lyd, your ultrasound is Friday, right? I will be stalking the thread/forum to see how it goes! I can't wait to hear if you are having twins too!

Barbara, that's awesome you've graduated to the regular OB! I am bummed for you though that your husband can't join you. Is there somebody that could watch Brooke for you guys? I wish I could pop on over and help! How are you feeling? Do you feel like you are showing yet? Are you thinking about maternity clothes yet?

SueQiwi, how is everything going for you? Any new updates?

AFM, things are going well. I have my bouts of nausea, but really I can't complain. I didn't really get nauseous while pregnant with my son, so it makes sense carrying two that I would feel worse. What I am amazed about though is my pants are already getting tight!! I'm into my bigger girls pants from when I didn't need maternity clothes after my son, but I wasn't quite back into my regular clothes. I had an ultrasound yesterday and both babies have good heartbeats and seem to be growing on track. I am so happy now to be having twins (after I recovered from the initial shock). It will certainly be difficult financially, but I also know it's going to be such a wonderful adventure! My husband's boss has already offered to donate their crib to us, so then we should have two cribs. I plan to transition my son to a real bed before the babies are due so we can use his crib. I have one more appointment at the fertility clinic and then I'll graduate to the regular OB. I've already started a huge list of questions to ask, especially with a twin pregnancy.
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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 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:01 pm

I went to the OB today and had an ultrasound! My little passenger was kicking and waving. I'm healthy as can be and the baby looks great!
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Re: Nov/Dec Cycle for Baby #2 attempt?

Post by alexis » Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:04 pm

Barbara, that is such great news and what a BEAUTIFUL ultrasound picture! Thanks for sharing your great news:)
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35 yr/DH 35yr, unexplained infertility
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Re: Nov/Dec Cycle for Baby #2 attempt?

Post by kerpupples » Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:22 pm

Lyd - thinking of you and your beta today.

Barb - I'm with alexis, that is an amazing pic! Feels great to be at the regular OB, doesn't it?

Alexis - so glad you've settled on excitement for the twins!

AFM - very, very cautiously optimistic. I saw a ghost of a ghost of a second line on my test this morning. Also feeling tired today. Will test again tomorrow.
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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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Re: Nov/Dec Cycle for Baby #2 attempt?

Post by SueQiwi » Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:53 pm

Happy Bunny--what a super photo! You can really tell it's a little person in there. How exciting.

Kerpuppies--I am hoping your ghost line gets stronger and stronger! Hang in there--I betcha it's darker by tomorrow.

Lyd--good luck at the ultrasound--we want a full report : )

I am going to pick up my drugs at the clinic today. I am feeling very scared about this cycle. I don't have that usual excitement and hope at the beginning of this IVF--I think because my cycle got cancelled last time because I only had the one follie. So scared that I might just be too old now! I should have started cycling sooner after my girl was born--but didn't want to short-change her on breastfeeding.
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IVF2 Sep 08 BFN
IVF3 Feb 09 BFP! beta 151
DD born Nov 09!
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Re: Nov/Dec Cycle for Baby #2 attempt?

Post by LYD10 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:36 pm

Hello ladies - my beta today was 17,537!!!!! i am over the moon! My u/s is on friday at 6w4d. I will be overjoyed if we see a heartbeat!!!!!
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#3 IVF ectopic
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Re: Nov/Dec Cycle for Baby #2 attempt?

Post by Happy Bunny » Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:45 pm

More great news!

Kerpupples: I'm betting there's a good line on your test tomorrow. I'll be watching for your post!

Lyd: Congrats! I bet you feel a lot better now and can relax and enjoy your puke-free (so far, lol) pregnancy. You should see the heartbeat on Friday!

Sue: Is the doctor going to do a different protocol for you this time in hopes of improving your follicle count?
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Re: Nov/Dec Cycle for Baby #2 attempt?

Post by LYD10 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:54 am

Barbara - very nice looking u/s! Is it too early to start pondering some names? :)
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#2 FET DS born
#3 IVF ectopic
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Re: Nov/Dec Cycle for Baby #2 attempt?

Post by SueQiwi » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:15 am

Happy Bunny--The Doc is sticking with microdose flare since that is the protocol we got our daughter. He did add DHEA supplements leading up to the cycle as they are supposed to help older women produce more and better quality eggs.

alexis--I forgot to say I think that it's wonderful you are having twins! I just saw a show on TV about twins and how many sets create their own language to communicate with each other! How cool.
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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
MC 10.5 weeks after HB at 7.5 - gutted
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Re: Nov/Dec Cycle for Baby #2 attempt?

Post by alexis » Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:05 am

So many great updates today gals!

Kerpupples, all I can say is YEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSS! I sure hope that line gets darker and darker each day now. I can't wait to hear how tomorrow's test looks! I am feeling so excited for you right now :D

SueQiwi, Thanks for your comments about twins. I'm definitely excited, but it's still hard for me to think too far ahead at this point. I just want to make sure everything will continue to move forward properly! Sometimes it just doesn't seem real yet. I did order some books on twin stuff, so hopefully I will start to be more educated about what to expect!
I hope you are able to get excited and hopeful for this upcoming cycle! Positive attitude can truly help and take you so far with IVF, I swear!! Each cycle can be so different and if this protocol blessed you with your daughter, hopefully it will bless you with another child. Try not to second guess your age either or the past choices you have made; it will just bring negative energy to you and you don't need to beat yourself up over any of that. What's most important is taking great care of yourself throughout this cycle! We are all such believers in IVF and that it will eventually work for each of us; each cycle does different things, but please have faith!

Barbara, I can't get over how perfect looking that ultrasound picture looks! It really looks like it should be in a textbook...what a beautiful baby!

LYD, AWESOME Beta today!!! Wowsers! You may just be joining me on the twin train. I can't wait to hear about your ultrasound...what time is it on Friday? We were 6w5d with our first ultrasound where we saw the two heartbeats!

AFM, I'm doing just fine...hit my 8 week mark today, so I'm feeling good about that. I am so happy for each week that goes by! Today, I made my first OB appointment (23rd). I will be seeing the midwife that delivered our son!
Talk to you ladies soon! I am so glad we have each other to go through this with. I can't tell you how much this thread and forum have helped me.
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 kerpupples » Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:03 pm

On my phone, so short post today.

Lyd - luv that beta!

Sue - I'm excited for your next cycle. Really hope that DHEA did great things for you.

Alexis & Barb, your + thoughts must have helped, because....

The ghost of a line is now a faint line. Unmistakeable. Many more hurdles ahead but for now am thrilled and can't wait to hear beta on Saturday.
Amy
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!
Graham and Audrey born 9/5/12. 37w4d, no NICU time!

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

Post by alexis » Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:23 pm

Kerpupples, I've been stalking all day waiting to hear your update!!! I am so excited and just got teary reading your post (do all these hormones make you gals crazy emotional like me??). I'm so happy that the line has gotten darker. Wonderful news!!! It's the beginning of new worries of course (because I swear all of us IVFers are good worriers!), but so exciting to cross that first hurdle!!! Can't wait for your first beta! Congratulations!!!!
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 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:30 pm

Kerpupples: YAY!!!!! Congratulations! I am so happy for you!
Barbara
Me: 38 2X Ectopic; DH: 38 MF
IVF #1 ET 10/11/10 BFP Brooke Marie
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