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Postby kbear4211 » Fri Oct 09, 2009 11:44 am

Michele - I am praying that your beta goes up again and again!!!! Corny and Abby are absolutely proof positive of that.

We are all with you,

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First IVF Jan '08: BFN / 2nd IVF: March '08 - BFP!
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Postby kbear4211 » Fri Oct 09, 2009 11:45 am

Okay, it is too early. Corny and Abby are absolutely proof positive that a low beta can mean a wonderful healthy baby.

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First IVF Jan '08: BFN / 2nd IVF: March '08 - BFP!
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Postby CT_Michele » Fri Oct 09, 2009 3:07 pm

This is what I just posted in my cycle buddy thread, wanted to share with you guys too:

OMG, OMG, OMG....it went up to 32! A perfect increase again! The clinic is changing their tone and actually told me I have a fighting chance. I have to go order a refill of progesterone and I will repeat bw on monday. She said depending on what the numbers are on monday, we will probably start looking towards u/s either the end of next week or the week after. I said to her on the phone, "This is crazy! Isn't this crazy?" and she replied, "Yes Michele, this is crazy, we have never seen a number this low work out." I said, "I really hope I am your lowest recorded case," to which she said, "You definitely would be the lowest, and we hope you are too." This is insane peeps! Of course I can't help but to get my hopes up now, even though I know it is still very possible that this could turn out bad. I guess I will not be drinking at the wedding tomorrow!

All I can say is that miracles really do happen!

Thanks you fall mommas for all of your support, it really means so much to know I have so many people praying for me. I really hope this works out in the end.
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
4th IVF - Fall 2011??
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Postby cornybaby » Fri Oct 09, 2009 6:52 pm

I KNEW IT!!! Keep it up girl! I can't wait to see Monday's update. Still praying over here...
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1st IVF - 11/07 sadly BFN
2nd IVF - 2/08 BFP!!! Identical Twins!!! 1 survivor, 1 angel
6/09 - Natural pregnancy! First beta was 604.
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Postby TammyS » Fri Oct 09, 2009 9:28 pm

Woohooo!!!!! Ditto Corny! I had a good feeling, too! Still praying hard for you and your little fighter! :D
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3 IUI
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
IVF 7~2.3.11 M/C
IVF 8~Cancelled
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Postby riogirl71 » Fri Oct 09, 2009 9:58 pm

WOW CT! I am here fingers crossed!

kbear - good to hear from you, how are you?
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Postby kbear4211 » Mon Oct 12, 2009 12:55 pm

Michele - That is wonderful news. I am praying as well that those numbers keep going up!!!!!!

Rio - I am doing well, it just has been so hectic. I have been keeping up, but I haven't been posting, sorry about that.

Katie is 10 months old now. She is an absolute joy. I love every second of being her mother. At her 9 month appointment which was actually at 9 months three weeks, she measured 30.5 inches long (over 97th percentile) and 20.5 lbs ( 75th percentile). I don't know the head measurement, but it was also 75th percentile. The doctor said she needs the weight and head percentiles high, since her height percentile is so high. I am not sure where her height is coming from, but I'm sure it will settle down and even out, because there is only one person on either side of our families that is considered over average height. I am below average height myself.

Katie has no teeth yet. I thought for sure a few times that she was teething, because she would chew on her hand and fuss like her mouth was hurting, but no teeth yet. Our doctor said that probably one of us cut our teeth late and it is genetic, so nothing to worry about. She said some kids are born with teeth, some don't get any until 15 months. It doesn't stop her from eating, however, she just gums everything.

She is not crawling yet either. She has always hated being on her belly, and we never pushed the issue, so I think we are pretty much to blame. We just loving holding her so much, that we weren't putting her down. We have been putting her on the floor a lot more lately w/ toys, so hopefully soon. Although, she might never crawl, because she does walk across the floor when we are holding her hands, and she pulls herself up on us all the time, so she might just skip that step. According to the doctor, many children skip crawling, so it is no big deal. The last week or so, she has gotten herself on her stomach a few times, and tried to move, and scooted backwards, so who knows. Just this weekend, she has started sleeping on her stomach. This was very strange the first time we saw it, as she has always hated her belly so much, but she is all over her crib lately. We never know what position she will be in when we check on her.

Boy, our girl loves to play. She loves all of her toys, and she sits there and tries to figure things out, it is so fun to watch. She can also be quite loud when she wants. Sometimes in a high pitched tone, and sometimes in a deeper tone. When she is getting a bath, sometimes I need earplugs because she is so loud, and it reverberates off the tile in the bathroom. The other day, she was on the floor playing w/ toys while her daddy was watching her. I went back into the bedroom and I hear MMMMOOOOMMMM and then crying. I went back out and she looked up and smiled.

For a girl who didn't want any baby food until almost 7 months, she just loves food now. She eats baby food, table food, baby puffs, baby goldfish crackers and yogurt. I can't really even think of anything that she doesn't like. It is fun to see her try new things and like them. I got gnocci at an italian restaurant in a garlic cream sauce. I cut the gnocci (potato dumpling) piece up and dipped in the sauce and gave her a bite. While she was chewing (gumming LOL), I picked up another piece and dipped in the sauce, and she grabbed my arm and brought it to her mouth. She just loved it.

I can't believe this year has gone so quickly. I need to start thinking about a first birthday party. I'm excited for Halloween, Katie will be a panda. I know she won't know too much of what is going on, but we will love taking pictures and showing her off.

It is so exciting hearing how all of your little one year olds are doing. And all the pregnancies are wonderful to hear about. I don't know if we are going to try again. I doubt it, quite honestly. My husband has always had great insurance (many choices, one of which had great infertility coverage), but they changed it this year and now it is take our plan or leave it. This plan only covers diagnosis, so thank god we have our little Katie. I am 42 years old and I don't think I can endure another fresh cycle. I think we are deciding that Katie is perfect, so why mess w/ perfection. I know that is a rationalization, but it is working for us.

I will try to keep up more with posting.

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TTC 3 1/2 YEARS
ME - 41/ DH - 39
First IVF Jan '08: BFN / 2nd IVF: March '08 - BFP!
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Postby CT_Michele » Mon Oct 12, 2009 1:13 pm

I went for bw this morning and will wait all day for the call, but I figured while I wait I could update you on my little Ella. I have been so wrapped up in this current cycle, I haven't shared about ella recently.

She is doing great. Crawling all over the place, and she is quick too! She pulls up, furniture surfs and in the past couple days I have seen her balancing and standing without holding anything, so I think walking is coming soon. I was hoping by halloween, but I don't think so now. Ella is going to be supergirl for the parties she is attending that are not on halloween, because I bought the costume as soon as I saw it online, it was adorable, and my mom spent hours altering it to fit her. But then we got invited to an adult costume party so we needed a new costume idea since my husband refused to wear tights to be a super hero to match ella, so we are going to be the simpsons. I know it will be a big hit.

Ella is finally getting a top tooth. And she is grinding it on her bottoms. It is sooo annoying and hopefully just a phase b/c it's new. Did any of your babies teeth grind?

And she is into everything! I can't take my eye off of her for a second. She is playing and having fun, she climbed into a box yesterday, she is always trying to type at the computer and loves playing with daddy's keyboard. It is starting to get very cold in the northeast, so I am not sure we can use the play porch much longer, so sad b/c she spends a lot of time out there.

Ok, I will update you guys with numbers later, and I hope all of your babies are doing great!
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
4th IVF - Fall 2011??
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Postby TammyS » Mon Oct 12, 2009 4:14 pm

Good Luck today, Michele!!!

Zach grinded his teeth too for a little while. I asked the same question on my local mommies board, and they all said the same thing, that it is just a phase and will pass. They're just checking out their new teeth. Annoying though, isnt it?

The Superhero and Simpsons idea is too cool! Have fun!

There is a really cool website that you can let Ella bang on the keys... it locks the keys and baby laughs, colors and numbers pop up, so that it doesnt mess anything up on your computer. www.Babysmash.com
We ended up buying Zach an older toddlers computer with a screen for Christmas, so that he will leave mine alone. LOL :wink:

I am babysitting a 6 month old today and Thursday. He was a 5 week preemie (like Zach), but is like more like a 4 month old. She told me he was a little behind, but it kind of took me by surprise. He can barely hold his own head up and his onesie is a 0-3 month. :shock: It is a lady that my DH works with, so it is kind of strange to be taking care of 2...especially one that I dont know at all. It's going good, but much busier than with just 1, that's for sure. Plus, he doesnt sleep more than 15 minutes at a time. Oh well. LOL
Me~42/DH~48
3 IUI
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
IVF 7~2.3.11 M/C
IVF 8~Cancelled
End of the road

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Postby CT_Michele » Mon Oct 12, 2009 5:23 pm

Well guys, bad news. It went down to 15. It's all over for us. I am devastated, but will try to put all of my energy towards the blessing I already have. Thanks for all your support.
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
4th IVF - Fall 2011??
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Postby TwinMommy » Mon Oct 12, 2009 7:46 pm

Oh Michele I am so sorry. That just stinks. No other way to say it.

Tammy: Yup, Mackenzie grinded for a bit and stopped. (thank goodness) It drove me nuts.

I am glad all the little ones are doing so great. This year really flew by eh?
Me: 25 PCOS, BFP 1st time with twin girls!

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Postby cornybaby » Tue Oct 13, 2009 3:27 am

CT, I am so sorry. I was really praying hard that this was going to work out. My thoughts are with you tonight. :(
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Me - 36
DH - 39
1st IVF - 11/07 sadly BFN
2nd IVF - 2/08 BFP!!! Identical Twins!!! 1 survivor, 1 angel
6/09 - Natural pregnancy! First beta was 604.
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Postby TammyS » Tue Oct 13, 2009 4:03 am

Oh Michele...I am so very very sorry. I know nothing I can say will make you feel any better. Just know that we were really pulling for you and that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Big Hugs.
Me~42/DH~48
3 IUI
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
IVF 7~2.3.11 M/C
IVF 8~Cancelled
End of the road

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Postby kbear4211 » Tue Oct 13, 2009 11:39 am

Michele,

I am so sorry for this devastating news. Hug your beautiful little girl and know that we are here for you.

Kris
TTC 3 1/2 YEARS
ME - 41/ DH - 39
First IVF Jan '08: BFN / 2nd IVF: March '08 - BFP!
Katie born 12/4/08

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Postby Mellie_1233 » Tue Oct 13, 2009 3:01 pm

So sorry to hear this CT_Michele. How are you doing? Please vent here all you want.
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