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Postby Mellie_1233 » Fri Oct 02, 2009 2:41 am

CT_Michele -- I hope all goes well! Isn't 7dp3dt really early to test? I got my BFP 7dp5dt and it was super faint (I don't think my mom believed it!) and that was with twins!

Loopie
-- So nice to hear from you again! Yes, this board is a great source of support. I hope someday one of you passes through Chicago and gives me a shout. I'd love to meet some of our board friends in person, too. :D

Tammy - Glad you're back in the loop! :D

All's well here. I'm in bed with the laptop, atm. Evie is sleeping between DH qne m3. She was crying in her crib earlier so Daddy brought her in bed with us. He used to say he'd never do that before we had her. He's becoming a softy.

My pregnancy is going well so far. We find out the sexes on October 16th.

Our trip to Switzerland was ok. I think we decided that we just can't share space for long periods of time with DH's parents, though. I like them but they are difficult in some ways to live with and, fortunately, this is something my DH sees very well. He suggested that next time we visit them we do it on neutral ground -- like take a vacation somewhere else all together with separate rooms or something. That's maybe a good idea.

I am obsessed with figuring out our next step once the twins arrive. We live in a 2 bedroom condo in downtown Chicago. We'll remodel our dining room into a nursery (fortunately that can be pretty easily done by adding a wall and a closet), but long-term we'll need to move. With the economy like it is it may be a couple of years before that can happen but I've lived in Chicago for about 14 years now and I'm intrigued with the idea of going somewhere else. The Chicago burbs are a real possibility but I wonder if we shouldn't take the opportunity to find someplace perfect to raise our family.

So, my question to you ladies is this: If you could've spent your childhood anywhere in the US where would that be?
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Postby riogirl71 » Fri Oct 02, 2009 5:12 pm

OUR BABY IS 1 today!!! I can't believe it!

Gecko - Happy birthday to our b-day twin!

CT - fingers crossed for you!

Katie - I am right there with you!

Mellie - I hear ya about family! Glad things are well with the twins

Loopie - good to hear from you - walking from 9 mos wow!

Tammy - welcome back!

Suga- two walkers wow!

We have family in town and it has been busy so sorry if I have been MIA, still keeping up with all of you. I can't believe some of the girls are already pregnant - I am exhausted! But want to do a fresh one in Jan, we have no frosties.

Much love to all of my girls, I wish we could have a big bash reunion for the first b-days!
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Postby KatieG » Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:16 pm

Mellie glad that your doing well and are going to find out the sex of the twins soon how exciting. I am actually going to chicago next week on the 11th. I am leaving Parker home (what was I thinking when I booked my flight) My DH has a conference there so me and my 19 year old sister are going to hit the town. She went last summer nad LOVED chicago. I've always wanted to go.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to all the sweet babies I know I wont be able to keep up I am shocked that our babies are 1. I am so not prepared for his party it will be on the 17th since we are going to go out of town from the 11-14 but it will just be some family and grill or something like that.
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Postby Mellie_1233 » Sat Oct 03, 2009 2:53 am

Happy Birthdays to Rio :D and Gecko's :D Sweet Babies!

Katie - We're out of town on the 11th but getting back on the 12th. If you'd like to meet up somewhere on the 13th or 14th let me know!
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Postby TammyS » Mon Oct 05, 2009 3:19 pm

Twinmommy I know what you mean. I have 3 frosties and if they dont work out, I do not believe we will try another fresh cycle. I am actually perfectly happy with my little Zach, but keep thinking that I should give him a sibling. I am really worried about twins and triplets, due to the expense mostly. I came across your blog the other day from Cornys...very cute.

Mellie Glad your trip was good for the most part. I think I would go nuts living in close quarters with my or my DH's family. LOL Cant wait to hear the sexes on the 16th. So exciting. You could always move to Ohio! LOL Next time we are in Chicago, we should definitely get together. If we had a choice to move anywhere in the US...we would move to either North or South Carolina, near the ocean. Weather is always perfect, not to hot, not to cold.

Rio So good to hear from you. Happy belated birthday to you and Geckos little ones. We have family in town this week, too. Always fun. Good Luck to you in January.

Katie Have fun in Chicago. You and Mellie should definitely meet up and post lots of pics for us! Happy early Birthday to Parker!
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IVF 2~4.5.10 M/C
IVF 3~8.6.10 BFN
IVF 4~9.5.10 M/C
IVF 5~10.30.10 BFN
IVF 6~11.29.10 M/C
IVF 7~2.3.11 M/C
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Postby CT_Michele » Tue Oct 06, 2009 1:37 pm

Hey girls,

Just wanted to let you know that it's not looking good for me. Had my beta yesterday (13dp3dt) and it was 5. They want me to retest on wednesday, but essentially said it is a negative. So tow more days of torture to find out what we kinda already know. I almost wish it had just been 0 so we could be done with it already. But of course I hope I am one of those rare miracle stories where all hope is all but gone and the beta goes up and my fighter survives. Not likely, but a girl can hope. I will update you guys again after I get my next results.
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1st IVF- 12/07- BFP! Ella Michele was born 8/26/8
2nd IVF- 04/09 - BFN
1st FET- 09/09 - Chemical
3rd IVF - 04/11 - Embies didn't make it to ET
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Postby riogirl71 » Tue Oct 06, 2009 9:54 pm

CT - I am so sorry! But I have my fingers crossed for a miracle - they do happen!
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Postby cornybaby » Wed Oct 07, 2009 3:59 am

CT, I'm so sorry to hear about the beta, but I'm not giving up hope yet. You are right...miracles DO happen. Don't forget I started with a 13, so I won't stop praying for you.
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Postby CT_Michele » Wed Oct 07, 2009 2:01 pm

Corny- thanks. I thought you were one of those stories, and although I am not hopeful at this point, it is encouraging to hear successes with low numbers. How many days past were you getting a 13? And was that twins at first? I really will be amazed if my number rises today. I just went for bloodwork, now the torturous wait all day for the phone call.
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1st IVF- 12/07- BFP! Ella Michele was born 8/26/8
2nd IVF- 04/09 - BFN
1st FET- 09/09 - Chemical
3rd IVF - 04/11 - Embies didn't make it to ET
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Postby CT_Michele » Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:43 pm

Ladies, I can not believe it, my hcg went up to a 13 today! Even with the increase, my RE wanted me to stop progesterone b/c they said it is most likely an abnormal implant or ectopic. But I just can't give up hope yet. I know what the likely outcome is, but I have to give it a chance. I retest on friday and possibly monday. My clinic thinks my numbers will stop rising sufficiently at some point. Keep us in your prayers! I might end up being the ultimate "no hope" success story.
Me- 28 DH- 33 Male Factor
1st IVF- 12/07- BFP! Ella Michele was born 8/26/8
2nd IVF- 04/09 - BFN
1st FET- 09/09 - Chemical
3rd IVF - 04/11 - Embies didn't make it to ET
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Postby cornybaby » Wed Oct 07, 2009 11:49 pm

OH, CT! Don't give up! My betas were 13/23/36. They told me to stop the progesterone at 36, but I didn't and sure enough, my next beta was 106 and then a whopping 1186! PLEASE don't let them get you down yet. I made the decision to keep doing the progesterone on my own, figuring it wouldn't hurt anything if I was in fact mis-carrying so you may want to check with them on that, but if I were you, I would keep it up until you know for sure. It turned out that I had 2 embryos implant (with 1 splitting into identical twins) and I was miscarrying the 2nd embryo while the identical twins were growing...which is why they think I had such funky betas...so you just never know. Oh my gosh...I will pray hard!
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Postby TammyS » Thu Oct 08, 2009 2:19 am

Ditto Corny! Dont stop the progesterone and dont give up yet, no matter what! I'm still praying hard for you!
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IVF 1~1.28.08 Zach
IVF 2~4.5.10 M/C
IVF 3~8.6.10 BFN
IVF 4~9.5.10 M/C
IVF 5~10.30.10 BFN
IVF 6~11.29.10 M/C
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Postby Mellie_1233 » Thu Oct 08, 2009 4:21 am

CT_Michele - I am so sorry you are on such a roller coaster. I am hoping and praying for the best for you!
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Postby loopie » Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:00 pm

CT i'm praying for you, too-
miracle happen around us every day
keep hope

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Postby geckogirl » Fri Oct 09, 2009 3:05 am

Michele - Keep the PMA!!! Don't stop the progesterone yet. If you still have it, take it. Corny's right. Miracles happen and Abby is proof. I am keeping my fingers crossed for you! Hang in there.
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