Nov/Dec Cycle for Baby #2 attempt?

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

Post by Happy Bunny » Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:11 am

alexis wrote: 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?
Sorry, I meant to respond to this before...

No, we don't have anyone to watch Brooke. We're a military family and our families are far away. We have a few friends here but for various reasons (having large dogs, never cared for children before, etc.) they can't watch her. I wish that I had mommy friends in the area but sadly, I do not.

I did get out my maternity clothes and wash them. It's almost time for them. I'm showing slightly but it's more of an "Is she fat around the middle or is she pregnant?" kind of look. I'm too small for maternity pants but using a rubber band because I can't button my jeans. I've worn a few of my maternity shirts already.
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Re: Nov/Dec Cycle for Baby #2 attempt?

Post by alexis » Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:21 pm

LYD, Did you have your ultrasound today? I'm thinking of you!!!
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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 LYD10 » Sat Jan 14, 2012 2:40 am

Just got back. Twins!!!!
ME 40, DH, 43
#1 IVF BFN
#2 FET DS born
#3 IVF ectopic
#4 FET BFN
#5 FET Chemical
#6 IVF, BFP at 8dpo, beta 215, started out with twins, one vanished at 6 weeks, EDD 9/4/12
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Re: Nov/Dec Cycle for Baby #2 attempt?

Post by Happy Bunny » Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:41 pm

Lyd: I was stalking for you yesterday but must have missed you because of the time zone difference. Congrats! Best wishes for a happy and healthy pregnancy. When is your next appointment?
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Me: 38 2X Ectopic; DH: 38 MF
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Re: Nov/Dec Cycle for Baby #2 attempt?

Post by LYD10 » Sat Jan 14, 2012 3:59 pm

It's an u/s in two weeks
ME 40, DH, 43
#1 IVF BFN
#2 FET DS born
#3 IVF ectopic
#4 FET BFN
#5 FET Chemical
#6 IVF, BFP at 8dpo, beta 215, started out with twins, one vanished at 6 weeks, EDD 9/4/12
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Re: Nov/Dec Cycle for Baby #2 attempt?

Post by alexis » Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:38 pm

LYD, that's awesome news...TWINS!!! How do you feel about it? I'm so excited we'll be going through this journey together! Did you see heartbeats??
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 » Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:42 pm

Kerpupples: Are you having a beta today (or is it tomorrow?). It's gonna be awesome...
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Re: Nov/Dec Cycle for Baby #2 attempt?

Post by kerpupples » Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:04 pm

Beta is 447. Holy crap!
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Me: 39 DH: 41 Male Factor
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Re: Nov/Dec Cycle for Baby #2 attempt?

Post by Happy Bunny » Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:28 pm

Holy crap indeed! Wowsers... I never like to guess based on betas but if that's a 14dpo beta, it doesn't seem like a singleton beta!
Barbara
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Re: Nov/Dec Cycle for Baby #2 attempt?

Post by LYD10 » Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:18 pm

Wow, kerpuples! Congratulations! That's awesome!

aFM, DH and I are both absorbing. We are very happy. It's like the saying goes, life happens while you are making plans. As long as everyone is healthy we are very happy.
We are most likely going to get a live in nanny now. Have to call the nanny agency and find out how that works.
ME 40, DH, 43
#1 IVF BFN
#2 FET DS born
#3 IVF ectopic
#4 FET BFN
#5 FET Chemical
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Re: Nov/Dec Cycle for Baby #2 attempt?

Post by SueQiwi » Sun Jan 15, 2012 12:03 am

oh my goodness!! Maybe we should change the name of this thread to "Cycle for Baby #2 and #3 attempt"!!!

Lyd--congratulations on the twins!!

Kerpuppies--congratulations on the super strong beta!! I sense twins in your future too!

Alexis--hope your twins are growing and thriving. How do you feel?

HappyBunny--glad you are onto your OBGYN now. How are you feeling?

I will start injections tomorrow. Still trying to pump up my positive energy. Usually I am super-excited and hopeful at the start of a new IVF--but feeling scared this time.
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
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 » Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:42 am

Kerpupples, AWESOME beta!! I'm so happy for you! What are your next steps? Next Beta?

SueQiwi, I hope you are able to get excited for this cycle and give it lots of positive energy! I think we can all relate to being scared at the start of the cycle. It's also a new beginning with endless possibilities :D Who knows, it could be your last cycle?

LYD, how are you feeling? It sounds like you've got a great plan with getting a live in nanny! That would be amazingly helpful!

Barbara, how are you feeling? I still can't get over how beautiful and perfect your ultrasound picture looked!

AFM, I'm doing just fine. I feel like I'm definitely growing. I tried on some of my old maternity clothes to see which ones I may have to move into in the near future. It's so hard to know if I'm growing/showing faster this time because of being a second time mom or because it's twins. I have been super hungry, but I am definitely feeling a little better than I was from about week 6-8 (less nauseous if I don't eat regularly; either that or I'm just eating more to prevent the nausea!). We have another ultrasound on Tuesday (my DH's birthday) and then we'll be discharged from our fertility clinic. It's hard to believe I won't have to do that 75 minute drive so frequently anymore (yay!).
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 » Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:25 pm

Second beta is in. It's 1161, so I'm good. My clinic won't do another for a week, and I have my first ultrasound on 1/31. It's sinking in - I'm pregnant!

Lyd - have you considered an au pair? We may look into that if it's twins.

Barb - have been hearing that from people at the clinic too so we are bracing ourselves.

Sue - hooray for needles! Ha. Well, no. But you know what I mean. :)

Alexis - glad you are keeping the nausea at bay. I have a feeling I may have some trouble with it this time.

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

Post by LYD10 » Tue Jan 17, 2012 4:48 am

Kerpuples, one of our friends uses an au pair and likes it very much. I have to research that. They are more affordable. I guess I am just more comfortable with someone older. But please let me know what you find out. I also need someone with quite a lot of hours. I would want evening and some weekend coverage as well. At least f or the first year. I remember. How tough the first year was with DS and would like to make it easier on me this time.i am not a spring chicken anymore after all :) I left a message for the nanny agency already. Also I need to ask my current home based daycare provider for my DS if she is wiling to turn into our nanny next year. Anyway, lots of things to think about.

But one step at a time. Next stop 8 week ultrasound. Her is hoping I still see two strong heartbeats and onetime babies!
ME 40, DH, 43
#1 IVF BFN
#2 FET DS born
#3 IVF ectopic
#4 FET BFN
#5 FET Chemical
#6 IVF, BFP at 8dpo, beta 215, started out with twins, one vanished at 6 weeks, EDD 9/4/12
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Re: Nov/Dec Cycle for Baby #2 attempt?

Post by SueQiwi » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:59 am

hiya guys. just wondering if you all drank coffee while cycling? and also alcohol? I have always given both up when I started injections--but was just musing about how much easier this process would be if I could have a morning coffee and an evening wine! Hope you all are well--I started Puregon injections last night--hoping my follies will grow better this time.
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
MC 10.5 weeks after HB at 7.5 - gutted
Natural BFP!
MC 9.5 weeks - gutted again

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