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Postby momma2be » Fri Jan 04, 2008 2:01 am

Thanks MGB!

I am having an U/S and another beta test. I will not have internet access since my husband just called today and we will not have it until next Friday but have tried to connect on my blackberry internet and it works. So I can still keep in touch and read about everyone's progress.

Yea to all the good news today! One day down...how many days left??? lol
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Postby sharishu » Fri Jan 04, 2008 10:35 am

Nancy-
Congratulations! Sure you must have been on pins and needles after that first u/s. That little, blurry, black and white flicker is just priceless, I know. Very happy for you.

Momma2be-
I wish you MUCH luck on your upcoming ultrasound. We are ALL pulling for you and your wee one, and so just take all that positive energy with you to the u/s. Good luck!

Rebecca-
How are you doing? It's nice telling people, isn't it? At least for me, those smiles and whoops of excitement as I quietly inform the 'chosen few' go a long way in making me feel that this is REAL, and will be SUCCESSFUL, G-d willing.

Much health and joy to all!

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Postby 2ndtimer » Fri Jan 04, 2008 9:44 pm

Hi Shari, it was nice telling people. We had a lot of fun making calls to relatives, but it was also a little scary in a way too. It makes it all the more real. I guess after so many years of trying I'm still a little in shock -like, could I really be this lucky? I guess I'll feel that way until my belly gets really big.
I'm been having a hard time keeping up with work. I get so sleepy in the afternoons that I take naps sometimes. I'm able to because I work at home. I'm a little worried about my productivity. I'm not sure how the rest of you are able to handle working 8 to 5 with commuting and all. You must be stronger than me or going to bed earlier.
Is anyone else having more hair than usual falling out?
Just another weird pregnancy symptom I guess.
Hope everyone is doing well.
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Postby MBG » Fri Jan 04, 2008 10:51 pm

2ndtimer: I have been getting really tired in the afternoons.....I have been going to bed between 8 and 8:30 every night!! So I guess I am getting plenty of sleep, however around 3 pm I feel like I could use a nap!

As far as hair goes, I have actually noticed mine getting a little thicker. I am not losing as much as I did pre-pregnancy....I went to get my hair cut yesterday and told my hairdresser I am going to grow it out and take advantage of my mane while I can! :lol:

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Postby seltzer » Sat Jan 05, 2008 12:41 am

dancinnancy - Congratulations! I smiled the whole time I read your news. What a major hurdle you've accomplished. It is just the BEST feeling, isn't it?

momma2be - I am thinking of you & hoping things went well today. We are all here for you.

2ndtimer - my hair was falling out during the IVF treatment, but I think it's slowing down now. I guess we can all depend on having thick heads of hair for 9 months! :)

I haven't been feeling well lately...nausea, headaches, abdominal pressure/bloating, etc. I have been struggling w/feeling depressed as well...I guess it's hormonal. I am so overwhelmed w/everything and my mood is terrible--sad, weepy, anxious, irritable. I am praying it passes w/the 2nd trimester. Someone mentioned working...it has been so hard for me b/c I am so tired and my concentration is sorely lacking. It seems I have lost any ability to tolerate any frustration as well (e.g., I want to strangle my boss!). I am up and down all night to pee or because I am uncomfortable, so that isn't helping. I have had depression before in my life, and I think the hormones are getting to me now, plus the fact that I went off my antidepressant right before my BFP. Believe me, I am thrilled I'm pregnant and don't mean to complain...but things are emotionally difficult.

OK, enough outta me! I really enjoy reading all of your posts, even if I don't always comment on everything.
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Postby momma2be » Sat Jan 05, 2008 2:49 am

Hi ladies,

I am sad but relieved to tell you that I am miscarrying.

I wish things had turned out differently but someone has a different plan for me.

I will do IVF as soon as I can. I am not giving up.

I have loved all your support and I will continue to read but not post because I do not want anyone to be sad or scared that what happened to me will happen to them.

I guess I need to stop eating for three...lol

You are all in my prayers and thoughts.
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Postby momma2be » Sat Jan 05, 2008 2:52 am

I should clarify that I am relieved to not be in limbo anymore. Not relieved that I am pregnant anymore...that I will miss.
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Postby MBG » Sat Jan 05, 2008 3:11 pm

momma2be: I am so sorry for your loss. I am glad to hear you have not given up. I know this is probably not very comforting right now, but at least you know you can get pregnant. I wish you and your DH all the luck. Take care of yourself and keep us posted as you progress through your next cycle.

BIG HUGS!

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Postby dancinnancy » Sat Jan 05, 2008 6:01 pm

momma2be-
Much love to you and your DH. In a way your move came at a good time, you can focus on settling & nesting into your new place. And when the time is right, you'll make nice home in your belly for a baby! Like MBG said, you know that pregnancy is possible, that's a positive to take away from all of this. A good friend of mine (who also went through IVF & just gave birth to twin boys on 12/27!) gave me a beautiful keepsake just before I started the meds for IVF. It's a mother holding a baby, and ingraved on it is a sweet Willa Cather quote, "Where there is great love, there are always miracles." That simple sentence with beautiful meaning helped me through some tough times, I keep it on my bedside table & read it every night & I'll continue to do so for some time to come. May you find the strength within to meet your next cycle head on & never ever give up!
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Postby tinaO » Sat Jan 05, 2008 10:07 pm

momma2be - I am so sorry. I know how hard this must be - one minute you are pregnant, the next minute you are not. You are a very strong woman and I am certain you will get through this and become a mom!! I wish I knew the right words to comfort you, but I don't, so just know that we all wish you the very best and please don't lose touch with us. I am sure you will be back on this board soon! Probably under November Bump Buddies! Yep - I like that idea! I was born in November, so I think your baby would make a nice November baby! :D Hang in there and much love to you and your husband. I wish you the very, very best.

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Postby 2ndtimer » Sat Jan 05, 2008 10:19 pm

Mom2be, I'm very, very sorry to hear about your m/c. I kept hoping for a happy ending. Please take good care of yourself and when you're physically & emotionally ready to try again, I wish you only the best of luck.
If you want to keep posting here, please do! We all love hearing from you. I underwent a FET this past year and although the cycle went great and I got 2 positives on HPT, I wasn't pregnant. I still "lurk" around the April/May pregnant thread where my previous cycle buddies who got pregnant then are. I've never posted on it but I found it comforting to know that IVF does work sometimes.
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Postby sharishu » Sun Jan 06, 2008 4:54 am

mom2be-
Very sorry about your loss. As you know, we were all pulling for you, and are all thinking of you. I wish you much success for when you try again (when you are ready to do so). I'm sure we'll be seeing you pop up here with your BFP soon enough :) Until then, stay with us whenever you want to. You are in my prayers.
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Postby tinaO » Sun Jan 06, 2008 4:58 pm

Hello all! Hope everyone is doing well! As for me, I am doing great! I don't seem to have a lot of symptoms, besides the occasional headache and mild nausea...but as soon as I eat, it usually goes away. Well, that and having to wake up to pee in the middle of the night which is a little annoying. I feel very lucky not to have major morning sickness. I finally started walking again and in the last couple of days have gone on a couple of 3-mile walks. Nothing fast-paced, but it felt so good to walk again. What have you all been told about exercise? I was so nervous about it, but I was told by me RE that it was fine. I exercised very frequently before I was pregnant, so I don't think it is a big deal. It has only been 7 months since I ran a marathon, so walking really should not be an issue. What do you all think?

Ok, and on another subject....have you all gained any weight? I have put on a couple of pounds (of course, that could be from the holidays), but I am having a really hard time fitting into my clothes very well. My jeans just feel very tight and I swear even my thongs are uncomfortable! What the h-ll?? :? I feel like it is too early, but geez - maybe not.

Ok, I am off for now. Hope you all had a great weekend!
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Postby sharishu » Sun Jan 06, 2008 5:28 pm

Tina-
I have definitely gained weight, as my clothes are tight fitting around my waist. My stomach got bigger from all the hormones during the IVF, but this feels different. My stomach is definitely expanding, but it doesn't look really 'pregnant' yet, just like I ate a big meal. It is a bit stressful, but I'm just trying to 'go with the pregnancy flow'.

Be well, all!
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Damaged Tubes; 1st IVF- BFN; 2nd IVF-BFP, our precious son :); 3rd IVF stopped due to natural miracle BFP, then mc@8 wks.; 4th IVF: June '11- BFN :( Bring On IVF#4!

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Postby MBG » Sun Jan 06, 2008 6:35 pm

Hello girlies!!

Tina0: I too have been struggling with the whole excersise thing. I would go in walk/runs about 5 days a week before I started stimming with the IVF cycle. As soon as I got towards the end of the stims and felt all bloated and yucky I stopped excersing and really have not done much since then. I got the ok from my nurse last week to start walking again. She told me she did not think I should use my eliptical due to the bouncing motion. So I have just been going on walks...although not every day. I don't want to over do it...just a little nervous!

I feel as though I have started to gain weight in my stomach...Shari, I am like you....it looks as though I just ate a big meal. I have been sticking to dress's when I have to work and sweats on the weekend. I have not tried on any of my pants for about a week.....I think they may be getting a little tight....I can't wait until I have a true baby bump! I want the world to know I am prego!!

I just started getting headaches and my nausea has weakened a bit. I just have to make sure I eat a little something every couple of hours.

I hope everyone is as happy as I am ...I still wake up in the mornings and have to pinch myself to make sure I am not dreaming...I love being pregnant! I am trying to focus on the happiness and contentness (not sure if that is a word)I feel and to stop worrying so much. I was so happy after my scan and I was able to see my babies strong heartbeat, but as the days pass...I start to worry and can't wait until my next u/s so I can make sure everything is progressing as it should....I don't think the worrying is ever going to stop!!

It is 70 degrees here today and tottally feels like spring! My DH and I are finally taking down our Christmas decorations....I know we are a little behind...I have just been so lazy this season!!

OH WELL!!

HUGS to all!!

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