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Postby BRMommy2B » Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:18 pm

Julia: I am so very sorry for your loss. I am praying for strength and peace for you in this time. It's not fair that you have had to go through all of this. You'll be in my thoughts...
Me: 29
DH: 32, Male Factor
4 Failed IUI
IVF #1 - BFN
FET #1 - BFP!!! DD born Sept 2010
IVF #2 - Chemical
Next: Work on improving DH and my fertility while saving up for next round. Why does something that we want so badly have to also be so expensive?
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Postby hjw » Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:44 am

Julia - I can't tell you how devastated I am to read your news. I hope you manage to find some peace of mind and rest during the rest of your time off work. You and DH are in my thoughts. ((((((((((HUGS))))))))))

BRMommy2B - how are things with you, have you had a good couple of days?

claud662 - thanks for popping in! Yes, only three days to go until our first u/s. How are you?

Gamergirl/CK - OK, I admit, I never thought that m/s would be this debilitating! I had visions of it being something which comes in waves, not something which is there 24 hours a day! Did you find anything which helped during your first pregnancy? I'm having acupuncture tomorrow, and I'm hoping that will reduce it, but until then I'm struggling to function. I feel sick constantly, and in the mornings until about midday/1pm if I even stand up and walk around I start retching. It's horrible!

Hazel
Me 35, DH 41
TTC 4+ years
4 IUI's, BFN
#1 IVF, 04/2009, BFN
#2 FET, 07/2009, no transfer, frosties failed to thaw
#3 IVF, 12/2009, +ve HPT New Years Day!

GEORGE THOMAS ALEXANDER born 18th September 2010, 9lbs 4.5oz. Our beautiful boy.
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Postby katie99 » Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:07 pm

Sorry to crash - but had to!
Hazel - UGH your m/s sounds like it takes over your whole day. On a high note its the classic sign of a strong pregnancy! Hope its easier to tolerate soon! Have you tried room temp flat ginger ale? that and saltine crackers are suppossed to help. Thankfully just 3 more days til your u/s!
I bet you burst into tears at the sound of your babies HB! Cant wait to hear!

Everyone Good luck and have a happy & healthy pregnancy! - xoxo
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Postby Gamergirl_98 » Mon Jan 18, 2010 10:11 pm

Hazel - Sorry to say that for me nothing helped. I actually lost 55 pounds with my first child. My doctor told me it was a good thing I was overweight to begin with or I would have been in the hospital. He prescribed meds but like I said nothing helped. I would say don't give up hope it get's better in a few months but with me it lasted till I gave birth. Maybe you guys in England have a secret m/s weapon and if so can you please send it over? I started feeling pretty nasty myself this past week. By the way when is your u/s? Mine is this Wednesday. I get to find out if we are expecting twins and if everything is ok in there.

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Postby BRMommy2B » Mon Jan 18, 2010 10:22 pm

HI Ladies.

My m/s is not terrible, but it's constant. Drives me nuts. I don't generally throw up, just feel bad all the time. I have this nagging feeling, and I can't tell it I'm hungry or full. I've lost about 3 pounds since Christmas, so nothing to worry over. I'm just hoping once this ends I don't hungry all the time! Trying to gain moderately, shooting for about 25 pounds throughout the whole pregnancy. Lots of my friends have gained 50!

One of my good friends from high school found out two days after me that she was pregnant, and we thought we were due the same week. She just went in for her 8 week u/s, and it turns out she's 13 weeks! Lucky her, she got to skip right past the first trimester!

Another u/s for me this Friday, and they're going to start bloodwork to try to wean me off the progesterone and estrogen supplements I'm on. Hope everyone's having a good day.
Me: 29
DH: 32, Male Factor
4 Failed IUI
IVF #1 - BFN
FET #1 - BFP!!! DD born Sept 2010
IVF #2 - Chemical
Next: Work on improving DH and my fertility while saving up for next round. Why does something that we want so badly have to also be so expensive?
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Postby hjw » Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:07 pm

Hi everyone. Sorry I've been MIA, this week hasn't been much fun with the morning sickness, I feel as if I've been hugging the sick bucket constantly since Monday. So I haven't been on the computer much, I've spent lots of time lying down in bed or on the sofa because every time I'm upright for more than a few minutes I start retching. I'm not having any periods of the day now when it takes a little break. Fun!! I've lost 4 pounds in 3 days which isn't good... I had acupuncture yesterday and my lovely acupuncture lady said that the treatment is cumulative and it may take 3-4 sessions to start kicking in. She also thinks that because my m/s has got so bad so quickly, she won't be able to take it away completely but will hopefully be able to dial it back. I'm seeing her again on Friday so I guess if I'm really lucky I may start feeling more human by the weekend. In the meantime, I'm having to cancel all my plans because I just can't predict if and for how long I'll have any better spells each day. I have to say, this is not quite what I expected when I found out I was pregnant!!

First u/s tomorrow afternoon which DH and I are both excited about, although I'm not so excited about the thought of sitting in a car for 2 hours! It's not going to help the m/s any!

katie99 - thanks for crashing, you'll know the pleasures of m/s soon enough, although hopefully not as severly as this!! GL for your stims tomorrow, I will be keeping an eye on you!

Gamergirl/CK - GL for your u/s today, can't wait to hear!

BRMommy2B - how great that you'll still have a friend to be pregnant with, albeit that she's now a few weeks ahead. I found out a few weeks ago that my neighbour and good friend is also pregnant. She was waiting to find out the outcome from our IVF before telling us her news, so she's already 16 weeks (yikes!) but it will still be nice to be pregnant together for a few months!

Hazel
Me 35, DH 41
TTC 4+ years
4 IUI's, BFN
#1 IVF, 04/2009, BFN
#2 FET, 07/2009, no transfer, frosties failed to thaw
#3 IVF, 12/2009, +ve HPT New Years Day!

GEORGE THOMAS ALEXANDER born 18th September 2010, 9lbs 4.5oz. Our beautiful boy.
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Postby Sara30 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:34 pm

Hazel!!!!

Hi I just saw you on here, have not been on for a while, so pleased to see your ticker!!! Congratulations, not sure if you remember me we cycled back in 2008? I think can't remember the exact dates now, we have finished with IVF but are hoping to adopt the little girl who we are fostering at the moment so we will see motherhood may not be far away for me either now.

Take Care hun and hope the morning sickness isn't too bad as time goes on.

Lee xxx
Finally I am a mummy, we are about to adopt our beautiful little girl xxxxx
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Postby BRMommy2B » Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:22 pm

Hey girls, just wanted to check on everyone. I know we're all still reeling from Julia's terrible news, but I hope everyone is doing OK. I'm doing OK, same with the m/s. It's the worst when I brush my teeth. Yuck! Gag reflex is turned on high! Unfortunately that's not something I can go without!

We have our 8 week u/s Friday, and they're going to start doing blood tests and lowering my dosages of the meds I'm on to try to wean me off. Anyone thought of any good names lately?
Me: 29
DH: 32, Male Factor
4 Failed IUI
IVF #1 - BFN
FET #1 - BFP!!! DD born Sept 2010
IVF #2 - Chemical
Next: Work on improving DH and my fertility while saving up for next round. Why does something that we want so badly have to also be so expensive?
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Postby Gamergirl_98 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:57 pm

Hey everyone! I just got back from my u/s and am happy to say everything is perfect. I am 6wks 4dys and my due date is Sept. 10th. The babies heartbeat is 120 beats per second which the doctor said was right on for the age. I am so excited. I got to talk to my husband who is in basic training and let him know everything is great. He is so happy. Oh yeah I am only having one, no twins here.

How is everyone else today?

CK
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Postby Skylar » Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:24 pm

Sorry for crashing, I wanted to see how Hazel is doing. I know you were driving for your u/s, I cannot wait to hear your wonderful news. I know you are talking about m/s. My ob/gyn told me the higher your hcg levels gets the worst the m/s gets but, there is hope for us. Our 10 week is when the hcg levels peak and even drop. Then some people get relief, hopefully that us.
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Postby hjw » Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:15 am

Hi ladies! Sorry not to report in yesterday after our scan, I spent the whole evening hugging the sick bucket after we got home!

So...everything looked good. The baby was measuring back on target at 7wks3days (I was actually 7wks2days yesterday) and the heartbeat was going like a steam train (they don't measure the rate here, but it seemed fast and strong). It was SUCH a surreal thing to finally see on the screen - we have been given a little printout to take home with us, but to be honest it just looks like a 10.9mm blob, you really need the moving u/s picture to see the fluttering heartbeat! The clinic is now finished with us, we have to go and see our regular doctor and tell them our news, which we will probably do Thurs or Fri next week when DH can work from home again, and they will then get us into the hospital system and sign us up for a midwife etc. And then starts the looooong wait until our next u/s - in theory that will be at 12 weeks but depending on how busy the hospital's u/s unit is, it could be anywhere from 12 to 14 weeks. Eeeek!

All good so far though, other than that I'm hating this morning sickness! Acupuncture on Tuesday has made it a little better I think, or at least I've been able to eat a tiny bit more Wednesday and yesterday. I've still lost almost half a stone this week though, which I'm not happy about. I'm going again this afternoon for another session, hoping to feel more human over the weekend and that I will finally be able to stop walking around with a sick bucket in my hands 24/7!

Skylar - thanks for checking in on me! Thanks for the 10 week tip for m/s, that seems like an age away still!!!

Gamergirl/CK - I'm so happy that your u/s went well too! Are you telling people your news or waiting until the end of the first trimester? A few of our close friends know about us, but otherwise we're holding out unitl the 12 week scan.

BRMommy2B - GL for your u/s today!!

Lee - of course I remember you, think it was the March/April 09 thread that we were on together! Thanks so much for popping in to say hello! I'm so happy to hear about your adoption plans, huge luck with that and I hope it goes smoothly. Keep in touch!

julia - hope you and DH are doing OK, you're both in my thoughts.

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TTC 4+ years
4 IUI's, BFN
#1 IVF, 04/2009, BFN
#2 FET, 07/2009, no transfer, frosties failed to thaw
#3 IVF, 12/2009, +ve HPT New Years Day!

GEORGE THOMAS ALEXANDER born 18th September 2010, 9lbs 4.5oz. Our beautiful boy.
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Postby BRMommy2B » Fri Jan 22, 2010 5:06 pm

Hi ladies! 8 week u/s went great. We are measuring exactly 8 weeks, but my RE doesn't measure heartbeats either.

We took blood and I'm supposed to call into phone tree this afternoon to see if I should start taking less meds.

They expect to keep me at the RE until about 10-12 weeks, and then release me once my placenta has taken over all nutritional needs and I'm off the meds.

Have a great weekend!
Me: 29
DH: 32, Male Factor
4 Failed IUI
IVF #1 - BFN
FET #1 - BFP!!! DD born Sept 2010
IVF #2 - Chemical
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Postby hjw » Thu Jan 28, 2010 5:11 pm

Hi ladies, I haven't forgotten you, I'm just being kept laid low by morning sickness. I'm in total shock at how bad it is, and so thankful in a way that I lost my job last year because I honestly could not manage to go to work feeling as I do. Some days I can't even stand up without starting to vomit constantly and violently, so I've been doing a lot of lying in bed feeling pretty miserable. I've been having a slightly better today, and I've been able to keep some fluids down, which is good. Acupuncture has definitely helped, although hasn't been able to get the nausea right down, but I'm still hopeful. At least the rapid weight loss has slowed down since I started having treatment, because thanks to the acupuncture I'm able to eat little bits here and there now. Can't always keep it down though!

We went to our doctor this morning and told her that I'm pregnant. Most of the care here in the UK is organised by the midwife so I'm waiting to hear from her towards the end of next week to get things rolling. I asked about drugs to help with the m/s, and without saying it in so many words, she just made me think that I'm overreacting to it all. I only want to take pills if it's going to keep me out of the hospital, I just have a fear that I'm going to end up on a drip because of dehydration. Anyway, she gave me a prescription for some anti-sickness pills, and then when I went to get the drugs from the pharmacy next door, the pharmacist gave me a routine about how you shouldn't take drugs in the first trimester. I mean, hello, it's not like I haven't tried other things or tried to do without help! And I only want to take them on really, really bad days. So all in all, I'm feeling pretty crap today and as if everyone thinks I'm already an unfit mother.

Anyway, ignore me, I'm just feeling sorry for myself.

How is everyone else doing???

Hazel
Me 35, DH 41
TTC 4+ years
4 IUI's, BFN
#1 IVF, 04/2009, BFN
#2 FET, 07/2009, no transfer, frosties failed to thaw
#3 IVF, 12/2009, +ve HPT New Years Day!

GEORGE THOMAS ALEXANDER born 18th September 2010, 9lbs 4.5oz. Our beautiful boy.
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Postby BRMommy2B » Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:36 am

Hey ladies! I'm hoping that no news is good news. We had another ultrasound on Friday and get this: the baby was moving alot! I didn't even know it could move yet but sure enough it was shaking it's rump every now and then.

we have what we think is our last RE appt on Friday, then off to the regular OB. Trying to figure out what nice thing to do for the staff that has been so awesome!

Also, RE has started taking blood and reduced my estrogen patches to one every other day, but keeps leaving me on endometrin 3x per day. My progesterone level has consistently been 25, anyone know what they shoot for at this point? Hope everyone is doing well!
Me: 29
DH: 32, Male Factor
4 Failed IUI
IVF #1 - BFN
FET #1 - BFP!!! DD born Sept 2010
IVF #2 - Chemical
Next: Work on improving DH and my fertility while saving up for next round. Why does something that we want so badly have to also be so expensive?
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Postby myc » Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:26 am

hi ladies, can i join and ask some questions? :?

I am scheduled to do my 1st U/S next wednesday, I am currently 6week pregnant.

I have been bleeding/spotting for 10days already. It was very light until yesterday. I would say I bleed more than 30ml today...it is not heavy but lot more than before. I have very light cramps few times only, notthing serious.

So i called my clinic today and the nurse sent me to do blood test.

any of you spotting/bleeding for that long?

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