Special Delivery 2012!!! Is your EDD 2012? Join us here.

Announcement of pregnancy and birth following assisted reproductive treatment.
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Post by klinger13 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 4:29 pm


Ester - A boy & girl, how exciting!! I'm so happy for you & your DH and what a fun way to reveal it to family & friends. And you look fabulous in your pics!

Nancy - I miss you and hope you're doing well! February is not too far away now and I can't wait to hear about your little one's birth. I check in on this board often to see if you post so know that I'm thinking of you. :D

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Post by longtimerivf » Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:41 pm

Hello ladies!!! Urgh... I really dislike writing a post and loosing it!!! but well... here we go again!!!

Amanda- thanks for dropping by!! congrats on your little one!!

Happybunny- Hope you have been able to relax with your "wipe don't look" policy... But very happy your ultrasound was great!!

Jen - hope your bleeding is also better and hope you can enjoy this wonderful time....

moorebaby (ester) - CONGRATS ON A BOY AND A GIRL!!! that's like the ultimate combo!! So happy you go these miracles after all your struggles!!! and you look great on the pictures!!

Alisa (blissfulcs)- you look great on the pictures too!! white snow on the background makes this picture even nicer!!! congrats on being so close!! I guess working full time from the couch has its advantages on making time fly by!! I'm glad you'll get some time off soon so you can rest, relax and enjoy all that's left of your bed rest!!

Hopingforamiracle- thanks for sharing your bed rest story! I'm glad it worked for you! I have been extra-careful like you in doing basically nothing... I shower and get on the couch and make myself lunch and get back on the couch and so on... on some sundays I have gone to lunch with DH, but he drops me off at the door and I sit down, we have lunch and drive back home... even with that little effort I get some extra contractions... Did you get contractions like that and still have your cervix get better?? Where are you from???

Deftonesmo- hope your little one lets you enjoy this 3 weeks off and that you're able to go back in Jan for several days as you are planning!!! WOW so close!!!

Katieb- hope everything is going smoothly and you are doing great!!!

Dallas!!! almost there!! congrats on making it so far with your twins!!

Smoon- great pic!! and happy very belated bday!!! You're almost there!!! I planned to work until I went into labor... but life has mysterious ways!!! :shock:

Anton- How are you my friend?? Did you find a new job? Hope this Christmas is filled with joy and happiness and that 2012 will bring you your miracle baby!!!

AFM - not much to report... still on house arrest... have an appointment this week and hoping everything will stay the same... enrolled on some more online classes to try to make time fly... Still start having contractions if I stand up or walk around a while... (does anyone else get that?? I sometimes wonder if I'm over-reacting and so is my OB...) I guess it's wishful thinking!! Hope everyone has a wonderful week!!! and a great monday start!!!
Married 10+ years
TTC 6+ years
fresh IVF's x5... all bfn...
First FET... WOW. First ever BFP!!!
Miracles happen everyday... we just have to keep the faith and wait for ours...
Praying and hoping everyone's dreams and wishes come true!!!

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Post by JenMink55 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:19 am

Ester- A boy and girl- wow!!!! How perfect is that :mrgreen: btw, your pregnant belly is gorgeous my friend. I am so happy that you are finally getting your miracle x 2!

Happy Bunny-- how is that spotting?? I am just gushing brown junk- blah

Bliss- you are gorgeous and that bump is perfect. I cannot imagine standing in that snow! Living in CA I can barely stand 50 degrees LOL

AFM- Not much going on. Today I am 10 weeks, really excited about that. The spotting red blood has pretty much gone away (knock on wood) and now I am just passing a lot of brown gunk which is probably CM & old blood. Some days I have barely any so I suppose that is good.

Hope you all have a great week. I cannot believe it's almost Christmas!

Hugs! Jen
IVF 1 & 3 BFN
IVF #2- Chemical
IVF # 4 -Beta 1=135 Beta 2=320 11/28- HEARTBEAT!!!!!!!!! 135 BPM!
12-12-11- graduated from the RE. HB 170 ! Healthy Bean- I love you!
7-11-12- Landon William Mink born! 8lbs 13 oz Healthy BEAUTIFUL BOY!

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Post by rypell1985 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:58 am


Ester!!!! Congrats on the boy and girl!!!! Welcome to the club! You look fantastic!!!!!
IVF1-Sept '10

FET1-Dec '10 BFP!
12.15: 275 12.17: 824 12.20: 3,408
Boy & Girl Due 8.22.2011
Born 7.13.11 @ 34 weeks

Natural BFP
Boy due 5.08.2013
8.30: 66 9.05: 747 9.08: 2,596



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Post by smoon0021 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 8:38 am

Thanks for the late greetings Everyone!

longtimerivf- Yeah almost there! Mix emotion here...

Bliss- Thanks... Yours too is gorgeous.. love love your background! How's bedrest????

fvrogers- thanks for the comment on the pic. WEll, honestly after reading your post it eased my worries about my little one's weight.As day passes by my belly gets bigger and heavier everyday which makes me think maybe she really gains weight alot now.How about you? How's your pregnancy going? and how far are now??? I noticed you didnt have the ticker so I'm curious ^^,

Moorebaby- yeah really am really close to meet my little one... 25 days more then she's here. But still I always look at the mirror and stare at my growing belly everyday just to assure that am not dreaming. We've waited for this and wanting this for so long and now we're just waiting for her arrival!!!!! Am so happy! And so as you! Look at those belly pic. Your belly is growing well. And A BIG wow! After 5 failed IVFs now you're expecting twins? And what makes me more envy you is that you're having both a girl and a boy! That is like a total package! Really happy for you! Have a safe and unevenful pregnancy!

deftonesmo- Thanks! And enjoy your winter vacation!

Happy Bunny- Indeed this one is really a memorable maternity pic for me coz honestly it took me time to just stand there and post coz of my aching back... Hope your spotting stop and be safe always!

JenMink55- Thanks Jen~ hope your spotting stop too.... be safe! ^^,

Ryann- I just want to say how lovely those babies of yours! Looking to that photo makes me wanna grab those chicks and kiss them a hundred times!
Me(Precious)-28 OI
DH(Brian)-37 NP
1st IVF- BFN 12/18/10
2nd IVF- BFP-1/18/11: Chemical
3rd IVF- ER: 4/22 ET:4/27
1st beta BFP!: 5/09 1,000+
2nd beta: 5/13 12,320
Our baby girl was born at 38 weeks!
5th IVF- ER:9/4/16 ET:9/8/16

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Post by Addy » Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:11 pm

Bliss - Sounds like you have some great ideas for your vacation! I wish I had more time for movies and reading before our little guy arrives. You will have to post some pics of your nursery when it is all done! You and DH look amazing in that pic! Love the background! I've been getting a lot of comments about how no one can believe I am less than 3 weeks from my due date. But I really think it's just that I can hide it well with my clothes. My mom also never got really big when she was pregnant, so maybe that has something to do with it. *shrug*

Happy - glad you were able to find out the cause of your bleeding. How is Brooke doing?

Smoon - you look so gorgeous in your maternity pic! That is great that Kailey is head down! How did your doc determine her weight? I've never been told what they think our guy weighs. Maybe I'll ask on Thursday when I see my OB.

Moore - I love your bump pics!! You look outstanding! And what wonderful news you are having a boy AND a girl! Have you guys decided on names? I've gained 35 lbs so far :( I really don't know where all the weight has gone since I'm getting lots of comments about how small I look.

Deft - wow 3 weeks? That is awesome! DH is also a teacher and his last day is Thursday, but they only get 2 weeks. I know he can't wait for winter break. Although I don't think he's going to get much of a break, I plan on keeping him busy around the house until our little one arrives :)

Long - what classes are you taking? Hope your next appt is uneventful and nothing has changed.

Jen - congrats on 10 weeks! So glad to hear the spotting has turned brown. When is your next appt?
Me: 29, PCOS
DH: 30
TTC 2 years
IVF #1: March '11 - possible OHSS so switching to FET - 4/21, 5/2 - BFP!!

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Post by Happy Bunny » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:51 pm

We're taking off for Florida tomorrow to visit the family for a week. I hope that everyone has a fantastic winter holiday. See you next week *hugs*
Me: 38 2X Ectopic; DH: 38 MF
IVF #1 ET 10/11/10 BFP Brooke Marie
IVF #2 ET 11/11/11 BFP Travis James



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Post by BlissfulCS » Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:02 am

Congratulations Ester on having a Boy and a Girl! I loved the gender reveal and you look spectacular in the pics.

Also an official welcome to HappyBunny (Barbara). So glad you decided to make it official!




Blaqdymun- Due 1/4
Addy- Due 1/6 Image
Sweetpea614 (Kat)- Due 1/8 but expecting a December C-Section Image
Yingz- Due 1/9
DCRunningMama-Due 1/11
Red_Riding_Hood- Due 1/12 Image
Smoon0021 - Due 1/14
Dallas- expecting twins on 1/18 (but likely to go early)! Image AND Image
BlissfulCS (Alisa)- Due 1/27 Image


Deftonesmo (Mora)- Due 2/2Image
NancyB- 2/15 Image
Augustrain- expecting twins on 2/8!
Hopingforamiracle Image
Katieb1231- Due 2/14 Image


Easley4- Due 3/14 Image
Dreams2009- Due 3/7

longtimerivf- Due 3/23


Wishingandhoping- expecting twins on 4/7Image AND Image
Dogzrule- Due 4/11Image
ttcnb- Triplets! Due 4/9

Prayersnpies- Due 4/19


Nicksgam due 5/2
Moorebaby (Ester)- twins due 5/10 (will likely be April!) Image AND Image


Tuffy4u- twins due 6/11 (but likely to go by 5/20)

fvrogers (Felicia)- due 6/8


JenMink- due 7/17
HappyBunny (Barbara)- due 7/31



Okay ladies I know you all want healthy babies for a holiday wish...but thinking completely from a materialistic perspective, what is on your list for Santa this year (If you celebrate the holiday)??? It could be anything but it has to be for you and purely selfish. Its time to take care of Mom!

Me 36- no tubes
DH 37- no issues
IVF 1 - 3 Chemical and 2BFN
FET May 11 2013- miscarriage at 8 weeks

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Post by fvrogers » Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:58 am

Ester - You look so good girl!!! I was just thinking about you the other day and was hoping you would post soon. One of each - that is just perfect!!! We definitely plan to find out the flavor, I do not think DH will sleep a wink until we do. We are both hoping for a boy but just feel so blessed to have this little miracle we will be happy with whatever we have.

Alisa - Very pretty picture!! You look awesome.

Jen - Congrats on the 10 week milestone!! First trimester is almost over girl! When do you see the OB?

Precious - My pregnancy is much better now that I am in my second trimester. My first trimester was rough, I had never ending nausea and vomiting. It was horrible, I was barely able to work. But I feel like a new woman now. Tons more energy and I my appetite is back. I am now 15 wks and 6 days. I do need to add a ticker, I just keep forgetting.

AFM - My appointment yesterday went well. My hematoma is completely gone so hopefully it will be smooth sailing from here. My next appointment is late January and we should find out the gender at that appointment. So I just keep hanging out for now.

QOTHW - I had such a hard time coming up with something for me. It is so sad, everything I want is for my baby. I guess the one purely selfish thing I want for me is an I Pad. I have been wanting one for a while but just could not justify spending the money after all the money we put into IVF and now getting ready for the baby.

Take Care,

Me - 33
DH - 39

IVF #1 - 2010 - BFN :(
IVF #2 - 7/11- BFN :(
#3 FET - 9/22/11- BFP (God is good)!!! DS Born 5/28/12
#4 FET - 6/17/13

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Post by ttcnb » Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:59 am

Hi Ladies - I know it's been a while since I have posted but I have been trying to keep up with the board as much as possible. I am sure I am going to miss some folks so I apologize in advance.

Welcome to all our new mommy-to-be board members! It's great to see so many new faces and the board activity has definitely picked up.

Bliss - Sorry to hear about the bleeding episode and the bedrest but it will all work out and your LO will be here sooner than you know. Great pic of you and your DH with snow as a backdrop.

Lyd10 - Good to hear from you. I am wishing great things to you for this Christmas season and sending lots of baby dust your way.

Katieb - Glad that the addition is almost complete and don't sweat too much the SS behavior, it will all work out the way it should in the end.

Hoping and Wishing - Congrats on the Boy/Girl news! Have fun with the baby shopping and decorating.

Dallas - It's almost time---Yeah!! Can't wait to hear the birth story.

Moorebaby - Your belly pics are beautiful! Congrats on the reveal - it's perfect.

AFM - I have been struggling through this pregnancy and I am just thankful for everyday that these babies stay tucked in. I had to have a 2nd cerclage to reinforce my almost non-existent cervix and both stiches are holding really well. I have been having contractions and cramping that placed me in and out the hospital for 4-5 days at a time but we are fighting to keep pre term labor at bay for now. I am home for now, on strict bedrest and will hopefully be home through the end of Dec. Pretty sure that I will be in the hospital as of early Jan. I am horribly large and have just made it past the 24W (Note:I am the size of a full term preggo woman and even larger than I was when I delivered my son). We did find out that we are having three more boys :shock: and we are just taking it milestone by milestone.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday season.
me 41 (PCOS), DH 45
#1 IVF mid 2005, BFN
#2 FET late 2005, DS born 8/8/2006
#3 FET July 2011 - transferred 2 blasts - BFP on 8/1
1st beta 142, 2nd beta 289, 3rd beta 612
6wk1d US - having triplets (identical twins and a singleton) -HB over 119

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Post by LYD10 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 5:49 am

Wow, ttcnb, congratulations on doing so well with triplets! I am in awe of you!!! And keeping my fingers crossed for more weeks in the oven!

I think it's totally awesome that you ll have a house full of boys!!! Watch out!!
ME 40, DH, 43
#2 FET DS born
#3 IVF ectopic
#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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Post by BlissfulCS » Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:40 pm

Ttcnb- hold on tight to your 3 little men! You can't go before us January ladies... No cutting!

Glad to hear from you.

Ladies- I am the worst list mistress ever! Our board technically had its first baby last week. Although Sweetpea knew she was delivering in December and was active on the 2011 board, she is still an official member of the Special Delivery 2012 team. Kat gave birth to beautiful baby Lucas last week. Congrats Kat and welcome Lucas!

Now... Who is going to kick us off in 2012???

Me 36- no tubes
DH 37- no issues
IVF 1 - 3 Chemical and 2BFN
FET May 11 2013- miscarriage at 8 weeks

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Post by bonnieucwv » Wed Dec 21, 2011 6:33 pm

so im joining this thread finally! Got a positive beta on monday at 94.5 6dt5dt with IVF and 163 today 8dp6dt. i have had to have 2 Liters of fluid drawn from my belly in the past three days due to OHSS :( Going for another beta on friday,.. the RN at the md office said since my jump was only 80% in bout 46 hours that they want another one on friday at 48 more hours,.... has anyone else not had a 100% jump??!! A little concerned but still happy to have a positive thus far,... any stories would be appreciated!!!
1st IVF cycle ET Dec 11 2011
1st BETA 8dp5dt 12/19- 94.5 positive at home test in 12/20 :) BETA 10dpt 12/21- 163 BETA 12dpt 12/23-355.6 BETA 18dpt 5640


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Post by MamaBoo » Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:10 pm

Bonnie: my betas doubled every 72 hrs and it turned out I had identical twins, although one of them didn't develop properly. My re looked for doubling time to be between 48-72 hrs and wasn't concerned as long as it was within that time frame. I am sitting here holding my month old son and I have a 2 yr old as well. Btw the twin that didn't develop was just a rare defect that happens that had nothing to do w/ivf or beta numbers. I think your beta doubling time looks better than mine.
Me 34 endo, MTHFR, clotting issues
DH 47 semi-low morphology
TTC 6 yrs
3 IUI's all BFN
IVF#1: 10/08 BFP early MC
FET#1: 03/09 BFP
DS born 11/28/09
FET#2: 03/11
DS born 11/21/2011



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Post by BlissfulCS » Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:20 pm

Bonnie- welcome and congratulations on your BFP!

My doubling time was very similar to yours. I asked Ghost about it...here is the link. My little girl is developing just fine so I hope that give you some inspiration!


Mamaboo- so good to hear from you!

Me 36- no tubes
DH 37- no issues
IVF 1 - 3 Chemical and 2BFN
FET May 11 2013- miscarriage at 8 weeks

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