NOVEMBER 07 BABIES "gobble, gobble"

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NOVEMBER 07 BABIES "gobble, gobble"

Post by mominwaiting » Tue Feb 27, 2007 10:41 pm

Just thought I would start a new forum for those of us due in Nov 07. I am due on November 3. Which is the day after my deceased father's birthday, which I think is awesome. I am still very early in pregnancy and trying to not get to far ahead of myself because I have had 2 m/c's in past from natural pregnancies, but hoping this is one will be different because of IVF/ICSI? Never Know just keeping PMA until 3 months!!!
Another funny thing about the due date is DH son, and myself both also have birthdays in Nov. So DH is gonna have to save up for that month, the whole family all in one month lol.
Anyway I look forward to hearing from other ladies that are going thru this with me.
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Post by Ange » Wed Feb 28, 2007 3:08 am

Hi Mom,

Of course I'm joining you here! I think my due date is 11/5, which is my 1/2 bday!

As you know I also had a m/c and am cautiously optimistic and afraid to get to ahead of myself, but geez I do want to enjoy this too!

Looking foward to sharing the next 8 months with you.

Thanks for starting this thread.

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Post by mominwaiting » Wed Feb 28, 2007 11:45 pm

Oh wow we are really close,
I talked to RE and he said that I needed to stay on Crinone, ot to change so I am still on the look out.
When are you suppsoe to have your u/s? Mine is the 13th, I think that will make it real for me. It doesn't feel real right now.
Are you having any side effects? Me just tired and moody. My bb's are a little sore but not bad.
Anyway it is so neat to have someone one the same track to cuss and disguss everything with.
Looking forward to the next eight months with you too!!
By the way what is a "1/2 bday"?
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Post by Ange » Wed Feb 28, 2007 11:54 pm

Hi there,

I'm not sure when my u/s is, I guess I'll find out when I go and give me final blood for my 3rd beta on Saturday. Do they expect to hear a heartbeat at that u/s on the the 13th. I would imagine that really does make it so real. I can't wait.

No real pregnancy symptoms yet. Although I do feel tired everyday about 3pm and I am getting up to go to the bathroom 3-4 times a night. Hmm maybe that's why I'm tired. Sore boobs too, but that's also a side effect of the progesterone and I am on 2ml plus suppositories. Aside from that I feel great, nervous and excited at the same time.

LOL 1/2 bday. My bday is May 5th so November 5th would be my 1/2 bday. Of course at my old age these are not things we really count anymore, but when I was younger 1/2 bdays were important. This 1/2 bday will be very important though.

It will be great to share progress and symptoms throughout this journey.

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Post by mominwaiting » Wed Feb 28, 2007 11:58 pm

lol that is funny, that is the first time I had ever heard of a 1/2 bday thats cute. Where are you from? They only do 2 beta's here I am in Texas. Yes, they are suppose to be able to see baby and hopefully see heartbeat. I am excited about that too
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Post by Ange » Thu Mar 01, 2007 3:59 pm

Hi,

Did you have the issue with the prog. in sesame oil too? They delivered the wrong progesterone to me last night, it was supposed to be in olive oil, but it was in sesame and I can't use it. Wasn't sure if that was an option for you. I think I remember you saying you had a reaction to the sesame, but I wanted to check just in case.

Any luck with donated meds?

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Post by mominwaiting » Thu Mar 01, 2007 4:43 pm

I am having a few people help, GOD bless, I still need more but it is helping!
Yeah I started out on the sesame and had a BAD reaction to it, by the time they switched me to olive it was too late but I suppose if I cannot get the supp, I will just go back to pio's, what ever I have to do.
Put it this way I have not had a shot since last sat the 24th and I still can't walk right or sit comfortably. But hopefully good LORD willing it will all work out and I can find a way to get my meds.
They did the same thing to me with olive oil they were late delivering it and I had to use the sesame.
I hope that you dont have to are you allergic?
Give me a shout later Have a GREAT day!!!
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Post by Ange » Fri Mar 02, 2007 2:20 am

I'm so glad you are getting some assistance with the meds. Wish I could help. I also had a really bad reaction to the sesame oil. Dr. said it was an allergic reaction. I was away on a biz trip and thought I was going to rip my skin off. I was itching so badly, I couldn't sleep and it wasn't exactly pleasant walking around scratching my ass all day in the office.

I think you asked where I'm from. I live in NY in the burbs, not too far outside Manahattan.

I'm doing PIO shots and suppositories. I'm wondering when we get to stop them. My friend is 7 weeks and just stopped her shots. I think I'm having some side effects from all the progesterone. My pants are tight in my belly, but the scale doesn't say I've gained weight (just a matter of time). I also have the worst heartburn and constant headache. Any side effects for you?

So I think I've really lost it. I had to stop at CVS tonight to pick up medicine for one of my stepdaughters and I bought an HPT! When I got home and emptied the bag dh was hysterical. He said what's wrong with you? I said I still can't believe. So sure enough I took the test and I'm still pregnant! :D Wonder when I'll believe it. Maybe once I can tell people. Who knows?

So here I sit still waiting for my meds and it's 9:20pm. Ridiculous.

Sorry you are still in such pain, it took me quite a while to get over my reaction from the sesame oil.

feel better,
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Post by wannababyIVF » Sat Mar 03, 2007 3:20 am

HI Ladies,
I’ve been really hesitant to join you ladies. Not because I’m not happy about my pregnancy but because it’s still so early and I’m nervous. I just found out on Thursday. I’m probably only 2 weeks pregnant. I’m assuming I should count from the day of ER which was February 16th. If this is not correct, please let me know. I’m still new to this. :wink: I’m going to assume I’m due in November since you guys are and you found out about your BFP’s before me.

I’m still so bloated. Everything I put on is so tight around my belly. My uterus also feels really heavy and I’m having sharp pulling pains that come and go. Also, I get really hungry (evil hungry) and then once I eat I’m really hungry again in a few hours. I feel nauseous at times but it goes away once I eat something.

I asked RE if I could come in next week to have another blood test. Want to make sure my HCG levels are rising properly. Do you ladies remember what your numbers were? I read that they are suppose to double within a 72 hour period. Or was it 24 hours? I have my first u/s on the 16th of March. I pray everything goes well. I really want to carry this baby (or babies) full term. I’m a little nervous about miscarriage as I have fibroid and I know that they can suppose cause I problem. I know I need to relax and not worry but it’ difficult to do. I just want everything to go smoothly.

Ange-You’re not the only one who purchased a HPT after their BFP. I didn’t take a HPT during the entire 2ww but decided to take one the day I found out from RE that I was prego. I had to see it for myself. So I also stopped at CVS and purchased a test. Two lines came up right away. As a matter of fact it’s still sitting on the bathroom counter. Sorry you are still waiting for your meds. That sucks.

Mominwaiting—Hope you start to feel better soon. Glad you could get some help with the meds.

So ladies, has anyone talked to anyone else about our current state? I know it’s still early but is there anything we aren’t suppose to do? Suppose to do? Any foods to stay away from? Any foods to eat more of. Never to early to start. I went to the market today and bought some fruits to snack on. I figure I might need to purchase more snacks as I see that I get evil if I wait to long to eat.
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Post by mominwaiting » Sun Mar 04, 2007 5:29 am

Wanna I was told that the day I had first Beta 9 days past transfer i was 4 weeks preg, you are suppose to count two weeks before your retrieval. You can also search internet for ivf due date calculator and enter you exact ER date and it will give you your due date. I did that and the Dr confirmed it. I am 5 weeks today and I had ER on the 10th of Feb and ET on the 15th of Feb. That kinda helps cause I am already on first leg of 2nd month just 7 more weeks left to get out of danger zone.
As for not worrying, after my last m/c, I have convinced myself to not get excited ie.. do not buy anytihing baby, do not tell anyone who is not vital, just do what your body tells you eat as much as you like for now you can always change your diet later, another thing is eat 3 times a day no matter what, just because you are not hungry does not mean that your baby is not. I just thing of it like this: Yes I am pregnant, yes there is a baby growing in my belly, I am going to do whatever I can to keep it healthy, and I am not going to do anything that could harm this baby. I also read in a book that being stressed over the health of your baby can actually make your morning sickness worse. i had ms so bad with last preg that I was hospitalized, and I was a nervous wreck the whole time I was preg. This time I am a lot more relaxed, adn I have had no morning sickness or even nausea, so go figure. you never know.
Ange I was told that I was going to have to stay on progesterone at least til the 9th week, they are suppose to do a test then to see if my body is producing it naturally, then I can stop, some women have to stay on it until the 12th week. I am praying to the high heavens that is not the case with me or we will be homeless lol :lol:
I am glad you finally got your meds, are you having any problems from the olive oil? By the time I got that it was too late for my bum to take anymore, I am still recovering.
My belly is swollen too, and like you no weight gain, I read that sometimes that is bowel distention, ie gas.. or could be water weight too.
The only thing i did was tool another test on the way to do beta just to check again.

Ok I have a cute story for you ladies:
2morrow is my mom's 57th birthday, and she has not known about anything I have been doing, and I have really wanted to tell her about being preg, but with everything we have been through and teh last m/c was very hard on her too, I have been keeping a secret and was going to until month 3 but I feel so good and all, I thought what the heck.
Sooo, I usually buy her some kind of jewelry for her birthday cause that is what she loves, well this year I bought her a jewelry box, and I put the +ive HPT in the box and sealed it all back up like it had never been opened. I wish I had taken a picture of her face when she opened the box and found that test, she just started to cry and shake. I had to go clam her down. And make her promise not to tell anyone. It was priceless, so now I have even more reason to help "tuffy" stick around. Another thing I found out I told my mom about the "tuffy" thing and she told me that was the first name my dad ( which died 6 yrs ago) called me, and my due date is the day after his birthday, So that is some really neat coincidences. Maybe that is my signs that this pregnancy is meant to be. You know it is amazing when you think of all the women who get pregnant and it never crosses their mind that they could ever miscarry, but if you have gone through the things that we have been through, it is a matter of everyday, means everything.
Anyway I have had a long day and I am going to go to bed, you ladies have a great day!!!
Heres to little snuggly babies in our bellies :D :D
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Post by carbev » Sun Mar 04, 2007 11:59 am

Hi Ange, Mominwaiting and Wanna - hope you don't mind me joining you... I wasn't sure partly because it's so early and obviously I won't know if this one's stuck for a few weeks yet. Got our first scan appt on the 24th March and I'll be 7 weeks by then. Haven't got a precise due date yet but am guessing it would be around the middle of November.

Anyhow, the other reason why I was in two minds about posting is that I got a BFP whilst waiting for AF so we could start a FET. In fact, I was so fed up with waiting for AF, I did a HPT just to prove I wasnt PG and to 'bring it on'. When the two lines appeared I nearly passed out! So this is a real miracle and one we thought we would never, never have. I know we are so, so lucky - but would you mind if I hang out with you guys? - feeling SO nervous about it all!

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Post by wannababyIVF » Sun Mar 04, 2007 11:21 pm

HI Carbev--Welcome! Of course you can hang out with us. The more the merrier. Question, so did you get pregnant naturally? :P

Mominwaiting--Thanks for the info. I will look up my due date and see if I can figure this all out. Question, how can you count two weeks before the ER and the sperm hasn't mixed with the egg yet? Stll trying to wrap my head around all this. lol That is so awesome about the way you told your mom! That's perfect. I hope you dont mind if I steal that idea. lol My mom's birthday isn't until Decemember. The baby will be here by then. So manybe I'll do it for Mother's day. :D

Hope everyone is doing well! Sending you all prayers and best wishes for happy healthy babies!! :D
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Post by mominwaiting » Sun Mar 04, 2007 11:35 pm

Wanna Sure I have no problem with you using my idea, it was just luck of the draw, when is mothers day isn't like in may or something if so you won't be able to wait that long sweetie, if she likes flowers or plants you can buy her one and stick the hpt in it like a card holder and let her find it, just ry to pick one of her hobbies and add your hpt into it. Have you decided when you are going to tell her, who all have you told? If you don't mind me asking. Me just Mom, Dh of course lol, and my 2 best friends, one has a 4 month old and the other is due this month.When I had my last m/c we all had m/c's we seem to do everything together at one point or the other, one of them lost triplets, the other didn't even know she was preg. So now we are all having babies together a little spread out but together. It gives me hopes because they have had or are having their babies. Good inspiration. I don't get the whole 2 weeks before thing either but that is what i was told.
Carbev You are absolutley welcome to join,I got the same question as wanna was your preg natural? If so that is awesome!!!!!
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Post by wannababyIVF » Mon Mar 05, 2007 12:28 am

I'm going to change your name--instead of mominwaiting what about waiting4baby or babyinwaiting! lol Since technically you are a mom. :P

dh and I have told him coworker and my coworker. I am trying to tell another friend who I have been calling all day. She is not home and I dont want to leave a message. I want to tell her myself. I think she will be able to tell by the sound of my voice on the answering machine so I wont leave a message...if that makes sense. lol No one else knows. I'm not ready to tell. Although part of me wants to. Another one of my friends told me she didn't want to know until I was about 4 or 5 months. Only because we have a friend who just gave birth and she told us when she was only about 5 weeks. GIRL....we felt like SHE was pregnant forever. All she did was complain during the entire pregnancy. We knew about it for too long and it just seemed like forever. So I've decided to tell everyone when I'm in the clear. I know our family and friends will probably wonder why we waited so long. Some might even be mad but they'll understand when we tell them why. Also, I just want to make sure everything goes ok before I shout it from the rooftops, you know. I KNOW everything will be okay though. I'm going to say it and put it out there. I WILL GIVE BIRTH TO A HEALTHY BABY! WE ALL WILL! :P

My mom likes to write. Maybe I'll put the HPT in a book that I give her or a journal. I'll think of something. dh graduated from grad school in May so we're thinking we will have a party for him and tell everyone then. Who knows?? I'm going to try not to think about it and enjoy my pregnancy to the fullest. :wink:

That's awesome that you and your friends are so close. Your babies will also be close in age. How fun!! Most of my friends have children all different ages. One of the just had a baby a week ago so our children will be about 9 or 10 months apart. :D

P.S. I got your PM, thanks for all the great info! It really helped! :P
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Post by Ange » Mon Mar 05, 2007 1:15 am

Hi Ladies!

Welcome Wanna and Carbev!

I think it's great we have this thread to share our anxieties with one another. We've all been there and have every reason to be 'gun shy' with our positive results. From all I've learned throughout this process, it's pretty miraculous how many women do get pregnant and give birth to healthy babies. I think a big part of the anxiety for us is all we go through so much to get to this point and we are so much more aware of the risk. We want to stay positive, but we can't help but be nervous as well.

So I went for my 3rd beta yesterday which is where everything thing went downhill for me last cycle, so I was extremely nervous to get the results. My dr. said he'd call early afternoon and he never did. I had an annual sleepover at a friends house with 10 of my high school friends (we started this for our 40th bdays), and I was so pre-occupied with the fact that I didn't hear from my dr. DH called me several times and eventually he called the emergency number. The dr. called him back at 8pm and told him he didn't ge the results yet and would call us Sunday am. Well that never happened either. Fortunately I was able to finally relax and enjoy my girlfriends who all know now since alcohol was off limits for me. I also had to have one of my friends give me my shot of prog. (she's a nurse). So here it is Sun. night and I still don't know what my beta is. ARRGGHHHH! :evil:

Wanna.. my first beta was 16 on day 7 5dt, and 159 on day 10. They are supposed to double every 24-48 hours. Mine should've been in the 60's so it looked good. I'm expecting my beta from Saturday which would be day 14 to be in the 600's. Fingers Crossed!

Carbev... a natural BFP??? How awesome is that!

Mom...what an awesome way to suprise your mom! Great idea! My dr. told me I'll be on progesteron for 12 weeks and the blood thinner for 36. So no end in sight for shots for me any time soon. I am having a similar reaction to the olive oil. Not as severe as the sesame, but, the itch has started.

My dr. explained due date to me. He said they add 2 weeks to your transfer date. I know sounds totally weird, how can one be 2 weeks pregnant when the embryo hasn't even been put back yet, but that's the due date calculation.

Try this link to calculate:http://www.ivf.ca/calcu.htm

Once you find out your due date, go to babycenter.com and plug in your date. It will then give you weekly progress of how your baby is growing and developing. Very cool stuff!

Hope everyone is feeling well. No real symptoms here except unbearable heartburn, no antacid that is ok to take is helping. I read the progesterone can give you bad heartburn. I'll definitely be asking my dr. tomorrw IF HE CALLS ME, what I can do about this.

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