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Post by Mandy » Sun Nov 30, 2003 9:53 pm

Hi girls,<br> As one of the first members of this site, when we were still on the old bb. I thought I would just post and update you on my news. I am PG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It look 5 atempts at ICSI, 4 fresh and one fet. It is very early days. I am 6 weeks today and go for my first scan on Thursday, so praying to see a heart beat or 2!!.<br><br>Dh and I are still on cloud nine and just hoping our luck contiunes for the next 8 months.<br><br>Love and Hugs Mandyxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Post by bubblymichelle » Mon Dec 01, 2003 10:43 am

Mandy,<br><br>I don't recall speaking to you before but I just want to congratulate you on your news. I am so glad that it as finally worked for you and I wish you all the happiness in the world. You stay on cloud 9 its a lovely place to be. I hope all goes well with your scan please let us know how it goes.<br><br>Love<br>Shell.<br>32wks 4d pg<br>xx

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Post by Dagny » Mon Dec 01, 2003 12:05 pm

Wow Mandy well done!!<br><br>You and your DH must be over the moon after such a lot of tmt's. Good luck for your scan on Thursday I have my Nuchal scan that day- eeek!<br><br>Take care love from Dagny xx 11wks 5d pg
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1st 2nd & 4th IVF/ICSI -ve
3rd +ve DD Katelyn born @ 24wks & sadly died
5th +ve m/c 9wks
6th +ve Twins Sadly DD Leah stillborn @20wks and DS Kieran born @22wks but sadly died too
7th +ve - DD Chloë Mae born @38wks our precious miracle

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Post by fiona_lk » Mon Dec 01, 2003 12:29 pm

Hi Mandy,<br><br>Being a long standing member of this board I always love to hear from those who haven't been around for a while - especially with good news like this.<br><br>I can't remember now whether we cycled close together or not on the old board (my first cycle on here in July 2002 was with Tee/Kay/Lucy and a few others) but I have definitely seen your posts.<br><br>The first weeks after seeing that positive line drag like nothing you've ever experienced (the 2ww memories fade into nothing) so I hope Thursday is here before you know it and wish you all the luck for seeing that heartbeat(s). Well done for getting so far.<br><br>Lots of love <br><br><br><br>Fiona xxx<br>(24 weeks today!)<br><br><br>PS by the way, and any other 'oldies' reading, you may be interested to know that Aich has also recently managed to get pg - with TWINS!!! She's on FF if anyone wants to catch up with her.
Me:36 Dh:46, ttc 5+yrs, M/F (96% abnormal).
13 unsuccessful Txs From 2000 [4xClomid (NHS), 7xIUI(d)s & ICSI#1 (MFS), ICSI#2 (MFS) Oct 02 (ectopic)] Natural pg Jan 03 m/c 5.5wks
ICSI#3 (CARE) +ve boy (Xander) EDD 21/03/04 - so excited!!!!!!

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Post by nicolam » Mon Dec 01, 2003 1:33 pm

Just want to say a huge congratulations to you Mandy. I first visited the site in summer of 2002 but not sure if I remember you. I remember being so inspired by a girl called Chris who was successful on her fifth attempt. I never thought I'd be on this side of the board either and had started to seriously think about calling it day, but we had one last go (our 4th in total) with a FET and it worked.<br><br>I know it'll be hard, but do try and think positive as much as you can - wishing you loads and loads of luck for Thursday.<br><br>(Oh and good luck Dagny - I'm also 35 and had the nuchal scan at 11.5wks. I was terrified but thankfully all OK. It's just wonderful that they have the technology to do this test now - try and think of it as a great opportunity to have a good look at your bubs wiggling its little arms and legs about!)<br><br>Nicola x<br>21wks 3 days
TTC 8 yrs. Me 35, DH 52. 1st IVF eggs didn't fertilise, sperm couldn't get through shell. 2nd & 3rd ICSI got embryos but -ve. 1st FET +ve with twins, '1 disappeared' at 9 wks. One baby due 9th April.

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Post by phil » Mon Dec 01, 2003 6:31 pm

hi mandy, we've not met before. CONGRATULATIONS on your pregnancy. come and join us on the 1st trimester gang, it's great the list keeps getting bigger. you scan on thursday with me, annette and lisa. <br><br>will be thinking about you, let us know how you get on. <br><br>phil x

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Post by Di » Tue Dec 02, 2003 8:17 pm

Hi Mandy,<br>Huge Congrats to you and welcome to this side!<br>I've only been on this website since Aug this year and was lucky enough to get pg on my 10th tmt.<br>Good luck with your scan - do let us know!<br>Di

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Post by Mandy » Thu Dec 04, 2003 11:04 pm

Hi guys,<br> Thanks 4 ur walm wishes. <br><br>Hi fiona, yes I was around at the same time as you along with Lucy, Lisa loonpants,TC,Chris, wendy B, Mr Wales and Dee.<br><br>So glad you are PG, after what you went through last year, you were under St marys wern't you?<br><br>Mr whales, wow a 2nd one on the way? that is great.<br><br>Dee how is your little man?<br><br>Wendy what about Benjamin (bump!!) I bet he's grown.<br><br>My first scan went well today, we saw a little heart beat which was just great. go back on the 18th for our 2nd scan.<br><br>TTFN Mandyxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx<br>

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Post by Dee » Fri Dec 19, 2003 9:40 pm

Mandy<br><br>How FANTASTIC!! Sorry for the delay in replying. I don't get to log on as much as I used to. I still think a lot about all of the old crowd, although it seems like a lifetime ago.<br><br>Max is great - almost 13 mths now and full of mischief. He just smiles all day long which is great. I have been back at work now for 6 mths, so life is pretty busy.<br><br>I met up with some of the old crowd who were lucky enough to get pregnant around the same time - Miriam (with Joseph), JD (with Daniel), Sarah (with Amie and Ben) and Sally (with her tripets! Charlie, Niamh and Jenny). Our photo is on the site somewhere actually. It was lovely to meet the girls and great to see all of the little miracles.<br><br>Enjoy your pregnancy and take it easy. It is wonderful to achieve what you have been longing for for so long.<br><br>Love<br>Dee xxxx.

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Post by GB » Thu Dec 25, 2003 10:46 am

Brilliant news!<br>Take care.<br>Love<br>Gila<br>x-x-x

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Post by Mandy » Wed Apr 14, 2004 4:13 pm

Hi guys,
well after my very happy last post, all was not well. At the 8 week scan they said the baby did not look right and we had to go back the following week to be told, no heart beat :oops: this was just the worst news ever. Chirtmas and new year was spent waiting for the MC which finally happend on the 5/1/04. it had been one of the worst times of mine and Dh life, but we must go on. :?:

I started my 6th cycle and am currently one day post ET, in the dreaded 2ww :shock: . i have 2 lovely health embies on board, one 6 and one 8 cell :lol: , so i am praying with all my might that they stick around and make me a mummy. :D

Thanks Mandyx

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Post by phil » Wed Apr 14, 2004 5:48 pm

mandy, i am so sorry about your loss. i know it is a really difficult time to have to go through. i'll be praying for you on this cycle.

best wishes,

phil x

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Post by Traci » Wed Apr 14, 2004 6:04 pm

Mandy
You poor love , but well done you for going for it again , it takes alot of courage and you certainly are determind , I hope you get the big fat + this time , put your test date on the post and we can keep an eye on you .Not sure if you remember me but I have been on this site which seems forever since Jan 03 and I am on my 4th cycle but this time with donor eggs , bit petrified that she will not deliver . I know that sounds harsh But it all gets a bit stressfull when your not in controll!

Anyway
Good luck girl

Trace x
1st cycle own eggs Neg
2nd cycle own eggs Neg
3rd cycle cousins eggs Neg
4th cycle unknown donor eggs Neg
Going to have sisters eggs Feb 06
NEVER GIVE UP!

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Post by Dee » Wed Apr 14, 2004 9:26 pm

Mandy

So sorry to hear your news. I had been wondering how you were getting on and had noticed that you had been very quiet. Sometimes you just think that someone is taking the piss when things like this happen.

We had a similar experience ourselves recently unfortunately. Found out a couple of mths ago that I was pg - complete miracle - no IVF. Obviously we were over the moon. Then at 7 wks it all went pear shaped. While we are obviously very disappointed, it was a very different experience having Max already. I have fortunately been able to get my head round things and can accept that statistically these things happen. However I am hoping that I have not just lost my only chance to give Max a brother or sister.

Hopefully you are encouraged by the fact that you did get pg, so it can happen. I am hoping that it will happen again for you. Good luck for this cycle.

Lots of Love
Dee
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Post by Dagny » Thu Apr 15, 2004 1:44 pm

Hi Mandy

I am so sorry to read your news. You and your DH must have been devastated after so many treatments too. It's all so unfair.

I too had a terrible start to the year. We found out at our 23 week scan that our baby had a serious heart defect and would need immediate surgery at birth but a week later I went into labour at 24 weeks and our daughter Katelyn was born. She died 3 minutes later. All our hopes and dreams were shattered so I know how you and your DH must have felt when your baby didn't make it either. I thought IVF was hard but burying my child is the hardest thing I have ever had to do.

I am so glad you are carrying on with treatment and I really hope your dreams come true this time round. We are hoping to go again when I get the all clear from my consultant on Friday. I have just started my AF the first since giving birth so hopefully things are getting back to normal.

Lots of babydust for you. Good luck Mandy, thinking of you and crossing everything.

Love Dagny xkx
Me 38 DH 40
1st 2nd & 4th IVF/ICSI -ve
3rd +ve DD Katelyn born @ 24wks & sadly died
5th +ve m/c 9wks
6th +ve Twins Sadly DD Leah stillborn @20wks and DS Kieran born @22wks but sadly died too
7th +ve - DD Chloë Mae born @38wks our precious miracle

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