Dec 2012 FET

Discussion in 'Frozen Embryo Transfers (FET)' started by Soonerborn, Sep 23, 2012.

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    Soonerborn

    Soonerborn New Member

    It might be a little early for this! But, I'm excited about this. I'm in the middle of my second IVF that is not going to work out at all now. They are just going to reterieve the embies and fertilitize them, and freeze my poor babies. They found a Polyp so I have to get the removed with a 4 week recovery. So that should put me right around December for a snow baby!

    :bsv: For All!!!!!
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    rewertsx2

    rewertsx2 New Member

    I have been waiting for this thread to start! I am currently just waiting for my first appointment to discuss more details as we already have the transfer date set. I have started taking Metformin and just waiting for :af: to start BCP!
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    ~Twilight~

    ~Twilight~ New Member

    We just got our calendar and I have a FET scheduled for December 7.

    We used donor eggs for our fresh cycle and had 7 embies left to use.
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    BABYDUSTPLS1

    BABYDUSTPLS1 New Member

    hi ladies...glad there is a december thread. I've been lingering on the Oct & Nov FET threads since I was waiting for my FET date. Unfortunately, the doc has me down for Dec 3rd due to scheduling conflicts. (I was hoping for November).

    I had my ER on 9/11 and due to OHSS we decided not to transfer on day 5. I'm still coming to terms with the FET date being so far out but I'm praying the time flies by. (more about me in my sig)

    ~Twilight~ - looks like we're only a few days apart in our FET dates.

    rewertsx2 - hope you get to start BCP soon...it's nice to start meds bc it makes you feel like you're that much closer huh. When is your FET scheduled for?

    Soonerborn - sorry to hear about the polyp...that's a bummer! Hope you recover quickly and december comes soon for all of us.
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    HOPE+FAITH

    HOPE+FAITH New Member

    Hello! This is my very first post :) Our FET is scheduled for Dec 14. We have had 2 failed IVF's and 1 failed FET. We did Mini-IVF egg retrieval in Sept and the transfer is Dec.
    I am very anxious for Dec and happy I will have you ladies to talk with!
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    rewertsx2

    rewertsx2 New Member

    Babydustpls1 - :welcome:
    I have my FET scheduled for Dec 7, I don't know much more because I have my initial appointment set for Oct 16. But when I scheduled my initial appointment, they wanted to build my calendar so they set my date already. I've never done an FET since we were successful with the fresh cycle, so I truly have no idea what to expect (other than they told me this would be way easier than the IVF was!!!)
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    rewertsx2

    rewertsx2 New Member

    Hope+faith :welcome:
    I've never heard of a mini-IVF - what is that?
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    HOPE+FAITH

    HOPE+FAITH New Member

    Thank you for the welcome!
    Mini-IVF is a minimal stimulation protocol (I think only some doctors/clinics to it). I took a lot less meds, they expect to get fewer eggs but they are supposed to be better quality. I took 50mg of Clomid every day (for about a week and a half) and only 3 doses of 150iu of Follistim. With the Mini, since you take Clomid, you have to wait 3 months to do the transfer since the Clomid thins your lining.
    My doctor said the normal is to end up with 1-3 embryos, we got 4 so we were really happy!!
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    ~Twilight~

    ~Twilight~ New Member

    It's nice to have some cycle buddies!:babydust:
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    rewertsx2

    rewertsx2 New Member

    ~Twilight~ - I am excited too, and we share a FET date too! :clap:
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    kalandre

    kalandre New Member

    Hi everyone!! We are scheduled for our first FET on 12/6/12. We did 2 fresh IVF cycles and will be using the embryos from our second IVF. Our 1st IVF was unsuccessul and although our 2nd IVF was successful, our son Hudson was born way too early at 23.5 weeks and passed away 11 days later. There are alot of emotions we have with this upcoming FET, but we are looking forward to starting the process again. Hudson was our first child, so we are not only grieving him, but grieving the loss of not being parents. I'm looking forward to starting this journey and keepign updated with everyone. Good luck to all!!!!
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    babyaloha

    babyaloha New Member

    My RE has me tentatively scheduled for an FET at the beginning of Dec, pending the results of my PGS testing. A couple more days until they test and freeze my embabies. But Dr expects 5 or 6 frosties (but is hoping for 8). He is very unsure how many normals I will have given my pregnancy history. So we are praying we get some normals and can move forward in Dec. So happy to join this group.

    :cross: and :pray: everyone's little snowflakes make for an awesome Christmas/Holiday season!
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    BABYDUSTPLS1

    BABYDUSTPLS1 New Member

    Is it me or is the time going by REALLY slow?

    Feeling really impatient these days and the gloomy weather is not helping.

    Hope all of you are doing well, hopefully your countdown is going faster than mine!
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    babyaloha

    babyaloha New Member

    :af: arrived so I got my schedule! My tentative FET date is Dec 7th!!! Unfortunately all the decent close by hotels are booked up that weekend (there must be something going on) I secured a reservation at a less than desirable hotel, but I am still looking for something better. Even that hotel was charging 50% more than usual on that weekend. Crazy!

    Still waiting for my PGS report... about a week to go. :cross: &:pray: for some normal healthy embies!
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    HOPE+FAITH

    HOPE+FAITH New Member

    BABYDUSTPLS1 - Time is DRAGGING!! I'm ready to at least start medications so I feel like I'm at least doing something. Nov 16 is when I begin Lupron injections - so I have a little over a month to go still.

    babyaloha - Good luck with your PSG results! :cross:
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    babyaloha

    babyaloha New Member

    So how many embryos is everyone planning to transfer? I think we will do 2 (if we end up with that many normals) but I want to know what my RE is going to recommend before fully deciding.
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    rewertsx2

    rewertsx2 New Member

    We are planning on just transferring 1, unless our RE recommends 2. We are gun shy to transfer more because we were blessed with our twins during our fresh cycle. We originally wanted just 2 kids, but parenthood is more of a blessing than we ever imagined, so we want 3! :grouphug:
    We have our consult appointment Tuesday, so we plan on finding out more then.
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    kalandre

    kalandre New Member

    We will be transferring 2 embyros.
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    HOPE+FAITH

    HOPE+FAITH New Member

    We are transferring 3 embryo's this time. We have already had 3 failed transfers (2 fresh & 1 frozen) each with 2 embryo's, so we decided to transfer 3 this time to give us a better chance. :cross:
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    babyaloha

    babyaloha New Member

    I got the results of my PGS testing. We have 5 normals so we are good to go in DEC :clap:
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    HOPE+FAITH

    HOPE+FAITH New Member

    babyaloha - YAY!!! Great news!
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    BABYDUSTPLS1

    BABYDUSTPLS1 New Member

    HOPE+FAITH - yikes...your wait is slightly longer than mine. I start Lupron on Oct 31st (I think). Last BCP on Nov 7th.

    babyaloha - glad to hear your pgs went well :).

    rewertsx2 - so sweet that you have twins. I really want twins. I've been reading up on pregnancy with twins and raising twins to help my time go by faster. I'm probably just getting my hopes up.

    AFM...I finished a pack of BCP over the weekend...and it was great to start the next one but it sucks because looking at a fresh packet of pills reminds me of the countdown. Also, I found out that our clinic does the Slow freezing vs the invitrification (rapid freezing) and so now i'm nervous about the survival & qualities of our embabies upon thawing :(. We had great quality embryos (about 14 5AA's and the rest 4AA's) but I hope they implant. We plan to transfer 2. Any one else stressing about slow freezing?
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    rewertsx2

    rewertsx2 New Member

    BABYDUSTPLS1 - If you are up for twins, then I hope that is the result you get! They are a lot of work, but they are worth every bit! Plus, if you are new parent like we were, you don't know anything different!!! As far as reading, you are way ahead of where I was, I didn't do any of the reading until I was put on bedrest at 27 weeks! :flower:

    babyaloha - :cheer: Yea!!!! Congrats!!! I see we also share our FET date!! Hopefully we will both get some luck!!! :cross:

    HOPE+FAITH - I know what you means about starting medications, I don't start my BCP until :af: which will hopefully start in the next few days...

    AFM - we had our initial appointment yesterday. I am super excited to get things going, but not sure yet what to think after the appointment yesterday. Our RE understands why we are opting for a sFET, but he did warn us that chances of a baby go way down with this option. I'm not sure what to think with this... it seems like a lot (obviously not a lot as compared to IVF) to go through to purposely be lowering our chances. But he also did warn us, that he does have patients that nothing will stop their embryos and they get pregnant everytime with EVERY embryo.... Either way, we have no way of knowing, but the thought of two sets of twins so close together scares me.... When we did our fresh, he gave us a 60% shot to have 1 baby if we put 2 embryos back, he told us he will have to have the embryologist look up rates for a sFET since it happens so rarely at my clinic that he can't give us a realistic success rate for our frozen transfer. So, after my long rant, I guess I am hedging on our decision to just transfer 1 vs 2.... Ugh, decisions, decisions....

    Hope time is flying for everyone else and that our board starts to pick up a bit since we are all starting meds soon or already have!
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    rewertsx2

    rewertsx2 New Member

    BABYDUSTPLS1 - I just noticed the second half of your post... Since this is our first FET, I've never stressed about the freezing.... But I have no idea whether my clinic does the slow or fast process. If your embies are at such a high quality, I'm sure everything will be fine. They are pretty hardy little guys and if they survive the thaw, that just means they were even stronger!!! Stay positive girlie!!! :grouphug:
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    HOPE+FAITH

    HOPE+FAITH New Member

    BABYDUSTPLS1 - I don't know much about the slow freezing (my clinic does the rapid freezing), but I think since you have great quality embryos they will be fine!!

    rewertsx2 - You have a tough decision to make! At least you still have plenty of time to think about it and talk it over with your DH and make a decision you are both comfortable with.

    AFM - Time is going by soooooo slow for me!!!! I am waiting on :af: to start (which should be the end of the month) and then I will begin BCP.
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    HOPE+FAITH

    HOPE+FAITH New Member

    BABYDUSTPLS1 - I am hoping for twins too:flower:
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    BABYDUSTPLS1

    BABYDUSTPLS1 New Member

    Thanks ladies for the positive messages!
    I'm driving myself crazy over thinking things...I blame it on the wait to December :).

    rewertsx2 - I can see how it can be such a difficult decision for you to transfer one or two. You would def have a handful with 4 kiddos under 5. But what a wonderful big family it would be :). Do you get questions about whether twins run in the family etc? are you guys open about your IVF process? Nobody in our family/friends knows about what we're going through so I dread those questions in the case we do have twins. I think short/simple, don't want to discuss details attitude would be my approach but I feel like people in our community are really nosy and judgmental.

    HOPE+FAITH - are you on bcp or any other meds right now or just waiting for AF? I'm not sure whether to expect AF after I finish this round of BCP and move onto Lupron. Will be interesting to see. twins really would be an amazing gift. I realize it has its own challenges but somehow at this moment in life I feel like I'm ready for it.

    AFM: I called in for my meds today so they will arrive on Tuesday. Again...the little milestones make me feel better. yayyyy!
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    HOPE+FAITH

    HOPE+FAITH New Member

    BABYDUSTPLS1 - I should be starting AF any day now (looks like it's going to be today), and then the clinic will let me know what day to begin BCP. I start Lupron injections Nov. 16th, once we begin those then I think I will start to feel like i'm doing something and hopefully the time will go faster!! I am sooo anxious for dec 14th to be here!!!!
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    CTdoglvrs

    CTdoglvrs New Member

    Back on the horse...

    Hi ladies... I am happy to join you and loved reading all of your posts and positive thoughts! I also have twins (a boy and a girl) who are 3 years old. This will be our second try for our 3rd child. We are also just transferring one embryo at a time.

    I just got :af: today after my first frozen cycle and :bfn: results on Friday. So... here we go again. I didn't jump into the October FET thread until too late, so I am excited to get to know you all as we go through this all together.

    I go in for my baseline US tomorrow, and will then start the BCPs... I put in the "day 1" of my period into my old protocol and figured out that my transfer will likely be December 14th, but the nurse at my REs office said it would be the week of December 10th. I am hoping we might be able to do it a little sooner though- but not sure how flexible the protocol is :)

    Anyways- Nice to meet you all :grouphug:
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    babyaloha

    babyaloha New Member

    :welcome: Our group is slowly growing. I think most Dec FETs will be in the first half of the month due to the holidays. I know my RE isn't doing anything during the last half.
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    BABYDUSTPLS1

    BABYDUSTPLS1 New Member

    :welcome: CTdoglvrs!
    Sorry to hear about your recent BFN. But seeing AF is a good sign because you can get this show on the road again. You have twins :)! So sweet! I'm sure you read my hope for twins...praying :)!

    HOPE+FAITH - I hear ya on the anxiousness! hope AF does show today for you. Keep us posted!

    AFM: I got my box of meds in FedEx today! It's so sad how happy a box of needles and meds can make you lol. So the two new meds for me this time around will be Lupron and the Endometrium vaginal inserts. Lupron is an injection and we're all fairly familiar with those. But these vaginal inserts do NOT sound fun. I've been reading up on them and they sound super messy. Any of you ladies have these before?

    Glad to see this group grow!
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    HOPE+FAITH

    HOPE+FAITH New Member

    CTdoglvrs - :welcome: to the group! I am so sorry about your BFN, but at least now that you have AF you can move on to the next cycle. I am excited to have someone that will be doing theirs the same week as me!! All the other girls so far are the first week, mine is scheduled for Dec 14.

    BABYDUSTPLS1 - That is so true!! My very first IVF I was so overwhelmed the day I got my box of meds/needles, but every cycle after that I get excited to go through it all!! I have never had to do the vaginal inserts, it doesn't sound fun :(. This go around I will be taking Lupron, Estrace tablets and Vivelle dots. And then of course the fun progesterone injections.
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    rewertsx2

    rewertsx2 New Member

    BABYDUSTPLS1 - yes, I very much get questions about if my twins are natural. Some people know what we went through, but others its none of their business!!! So we are lucky that we have twins on both sides of the family so we leave it at that. I did get advice from another twin mom to just tell people that they now run in the family!!!!

    HOPE+FAITH - I know what you mean about getting things going, now that I started BCP, it feels so close, yet still so far away!!!!

    CTdoglvrs - :welcome: I have a question since we are in the same boat. Did your clinic give you success rates for a sFET? I am waiting to hear those from my clinic because we are in the process of second guessing how many embryos we should actually transfer....

    AFM - I started the BCP last week, go in for a hysteroscopy and:nerd: trial transfer next week, meds should arrive next week!!!! Time for things to start getting crazy!!!!
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    BabyFish

    BabyFish New Member

    may i join?

    Hi, ladies! this looks like a great group, may i join and get to know you? i am getting close to finding out :bfn: - i have all the symptoms and my progesterone and e levels are too low.
    CTdoglvrs, we were on the same "spreadsheet" in October. I also joined October FET forum late, so it would be great to learn more about co-cyclists now:)
    BabyDust, i'm with you in secretly hoping for twins. Is it crazy to want it? but how lucky are we, with rewert and CTdoglvrs on this forum to ask all sorts of questions:)
    AFM: we did total of 3IVFs. First was a total failure - none of the eggs fertilized. i was absolutely sure that everythign would work for me right away, so that was a slap in the face. Second cycle, different clinic - things went much better but my bfp was chemical or blighted ovum or early mc. Third cycle - i overdid the drugs and also got 40 eggs retrieved (babybust - i can not possibly possibly imagined how you felt) . i thought that was the end of me... didn't do any transfers that or next month. First FET in October and probably next one in December. We have 9 frosties left.
    Look forward to December-to-Remember :)
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    CTdoglvrs

    CTdoglvrs New Member

    Thanks ladies for the warm welcome! I woke up today with a smile on my face because I feel like I have been given a new chance to do this even better! I took the first FET for granted, thinking we would get pregnant so easily, and forgot to really appreciate the miracle that this really is, and enjoy it. I have the opportunity now to make myself as healthy and happy as a new baby would need me to be when joining us :)

    babyaloha- you are right, they quickly moved up my transfer date to 12/10 because they will be shutdown the second half of the month.
    babyfish & babydust- I would deny it up and down the river if my wife ever asked me, but I am secretly hoping my embie will split and we will have a set of identical twins :) Twins have been so special for us, and I love that they have a lifelong friend in eachother. Watching them interact has been amazing. Any questions you have, let me know!!

    babydust- I have to do crinone inserts (it is a loose gel though in an applicator) I used to have to do these little capsules in an egg shape that went in with an applicator too. I'm not sure I like or dislike either more. Both are kind of gross with regard to messiness. Although I would take those over the PIO shots anyday if I could. The last go around, I had these huge welts on my bottom that stayed hot and red for a few days afterwards. For some reason the shots seemed to hurt more this go around than my first IVF cycle 4 years ago.

    rewertsx2- I think my consent forms had the % success rates in different scenarios. I have to re-sign them for this go around, so I will take a look and see. As we are going along here, I know the quality of our embies goes down each time, so I don't know when our Re will recommend putting 2 back. My wife only wanted 2 kids until we had the twins and like you realized what a blessing they are. We decided that we had more love to share and wanted another child. We had some friends who put in 2 and got 2, but they were identical, so it means that one didn't make it but one split. The main thing keeping us with 1 is the fact that both of ours took, and if one split and we had triplets, we would have a really hard time, with our history. My body had a really hard time with triplets and twins. But I guess we will cross that bridge when we get to it :) I'll send along the info when I can. Question for you: Did you go full term with your LOs? I am so nervous to go on bedrest again with my LOs, it will be harder than last time. I guess we'll cross that bridge when we get there too :)

    Hope&Faith- so excited to have a FET week buddy :) Did you get :af: yet? Doesn't it feel like waiting for ice to melt? It sounds like we will be really close on our protocols too.

    So... Smile everyone, because we are DOING THIS! :) :grouphug:
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    rewertsx2

    rewertsx2 New Member

    CTdoglvrs - I made it to 35 wks 2 days with my twins. I was put on modified bedrest at 26 weeks, actually went on it at 27 weeks until 34 weeks. I was not allowed to do much, but I could be up for an hour at a time otherwise I had to be laying or lounging. I still had to take it easy at 34 weeks, but I had gotten the steroid injections so their lungs were fully mature so the worry went way down. I too had problems with a shortening cervis, but I never had PTL, so no hospital for me. I had some problems carrying my twins too, a lot of bleeding at first with one major SCH where we thought we were losing one or both of them, but they made it through it. Then we battled placenta previa and more bleeds (with chunks of tissue even), but made it through that too. At the end they were seriously concerned about my daughter because she was measuring 3 weeks behind my son. When I went into labor, I planned on delivering vaginally, but my temp rose to over 102, my blood pressure went to 165/98 and my sons heart rate wouldn't drop below 200, so after 9 hours of labor I had to have an emergency csection. I ended up testing positive for strep and spread it to both of them when my water broke, so both ended up in the nicu. Oddly enough, they were so concerned about my daughter but she came home after 8 days. My son struggled to eat on their protocol, he liked to eat every 4 hrs, not every 3, so they kept him for 14 days. I still had issues after delivery, my liver enzymes started to show the first stages of liver failure so I ended up in the hospital for 6 days! All in all it was rough, but I got the most amazing gift out of it and would do it all over again without missing a step. For those of you that are hoping for twins, truly it is the biggest blessing of my life! (And I will gladly share experiences/answer questions if you are blessed with them too!)

    AFM- nothing much new, still plugging along on my BCP.
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    babyaloha

    babyaloha New Member

    OK twin moms..and others...
    I have been going back and forth on transferring 1 or 2. My concern is not my ability to handle twins (I have done a lot of foster care and spent about a year with 4 kids age 2 and under) My concern is my history. I really don't want to give my body any more excuses to m/c. I also am concerned about "wasting" an extra embryo if I end of m/cing and needing additional meds. I guess I would be more comfortable if I knew that I was taking everything I needed to sustain a pregnancy. But I would really LOVE twins. So I am wavering like crazy on this decision. Thought???
    BTW I am 6 ft tall so I think my size would handle it ok.

    I also have not heard my RE recommendation on transfer yet.
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    mrsmelot120603

    mrsmelot120603 New Member

    Hey ladies, our FET will be around January 3rd depending on how cycles land, give or take. Our last year has been full of a lot of heart break so we are hoping and praying all goes well this time. I had my twins on April 12th at 23 weeks due to preterm labor and they passed away about 3 hours later, i had a surprise pregnancy which ended in a chemical in July and another surprise natural that ended in a ruptured ectopic on September 5th. I'm hoping my chances of a FET Working are high since i've gotten pregnant so easily and my IVF worked but with our line of luck who knows. :babydust: to all.
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    HOPE+FAITH

    HOPE+FAITH New Member

    BabyFish & mrsmelot120603 - :welcome: So excited to have new members in our group!

    BabyFish - So sorry things are looking like a BFN from your Oct transfer. Have you had your beta yet?

    rewertsx2 - Good luck with your hysteroscopy and trial transfer!!

    rewertsx2 & babyaloha - These are the success rates our doctor gave us before our very 1st IVF: transfer 1 embryo - 20-25%, transfer 2 embryos - 60% (25% chance of twins), transfer 3 embryos - 75% (35% chance of twins, 3-5% chance of triplets). Hope that helps!

    mrsmelot120603 - So sorry about all of your losses this year. I pray it works and everything goes good for you this time!

    AFM - AF came early this morning. Getting ready to email my doctors office to get instructions on when to begin BCP.
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    rewertsx2

    rewertsx2 New Member

    mrsmelot120603 - :welcome: I am so sorry for your losses, I realize when seeing posts like this that my DH and I were so lucky with everything we experienced, my heart truly goes out to you. :cross: that this round brings you some much needed joy.

    babyaloha - You have to think positively. Perhaps that second embryo will be the one that actually sticks, or maybe you will end up with twins and there would never have been any sort of waste. I can't imagine what you are going through with so many losses, but taking that chance may be what allows you to actually bring home a baby in 2013. :flower:

    HOPE+FAITH - yea :af: !!!! (Seems so funny to say that given that we hope she doesn't show through so much of this process); but this makes you one step closer! :clap:

    BabyFish - :welcome: , but I'm still hoping that you have to tell us that you can no longer join because you got a :bfp: afterall!
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    BABYDUSTPLS1

    BABYDUSTPLS1 New Member

    Hi Ladies...it's almost Friday :)

    :welcome: mrsmelot120603 & babyfish!

    mrsmelot120603 - I'm so sorry to hear about your losses. I can't even begin to imagine how you must have felt and are feeling...I'm praying that this will be the cycle that brings you your bundle of joy.

    HOPE+FAITH - yay for AF :) as odd as that sounds. This last cycle I was suppose to start BCP on CD3 but I was so excited the day I got AF that I took my BCP on CD1 and then realized oops. :)

    babyaloha - I agree with rewertsx2. The positive of putting 2 embryo's and the increased chance of at least 1 sticking outweighs it all for me. DH and I just talked about this yesterday too...And I came to the conclusion that our bodies go through so much each cycle and having to go through it multiple times with reduced chances just scares me. The ladies who have gone through this so many times...i really have a new found respect for them. I just can't imagine. But I'm sure whatever decision you make will be right for you . If it puts your mind at ease to do one at a time and you are ok with going through the meds for another cycle than it totally works for you.

    rewertsx2 - wow that is a long bedrest. I always wondered if they literally meant bedrest and it sounds like it is literal. How did you spend your time? If you don't mind me asking, how tall are you and how much did you weigh (pre babies)? I'm super petite and I think that's the one thing that worries me about twins...whether my body will be able to handle it. I'm 5 ft and about 95lbs, size 5.5 shoes. Any thoughts? I'm sure i'm jumping ahead of myself but i can't help it ;).

    CTdoglvrs - hope you get your split embryo ;). that would be super awesome. Thanks for the tips on the vaginal inserts. I'm still dreading those and oddly enough I feel like the PIO shots would be easier to deal with even though they were a PItB(pain in the butt) literally! lol

    BabyFish - i'm sure with all those eggs retrieved you were in a similar boat as me. Gosh...that was a rough time. So glad it's behind us. Glad your body has got the time to recover and I agree with you...I'm REALLY hoping it's a December to Remember :). December will mark the one year of our TTC via an REI clinic.

    AFM: I had some slight spotting and I'm on BCP. I'm guessing it's because I've been bad about taking my pills on time everyday. So I'm going to try to be better about that. Hopefully it's not a big deal. I'm suppose to be on BCP for another few weeks (it's been a month so far). Other than that...just counting the days...ABC Family now has it's commercials for "25 days till Christimas" starting on Nov 18th. That was exciting to see :).
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    BabyFish

    BabyFish New Member

    Ladies, thank you so much for a warm welcome - really appreciate it and look forward to cheering each other up as we move closer to the transfers.
    CTdoglvrs - ah, smile and anticipation - this is the best feeling - i hope it will stay w you through the cycle! thanks for the offer to ask questions abt the twins!
    Revertsx - congratulations on the twins, wow! And thank u for a candid description of how things can get tough with twins - i guess all i see are the adorable doubles in the awesome stretch-limo like carriages - ;) i wonder if the desire to have twins is similar in the natural group.
    Babyaloha - i hope your RE will give u a def recommendation. I dont think you'd wasting an embie if u put back 2 - if they r both ok, both will stick - if one is not, than u might actually want to know sooner... It is a tough choice and so much rides on quality,age. My friend, 42 had 5(!) transferred at NYU, she has an adorable boy now. :clap:
    Hope&Faith - thank you thank you for wishing i wont have to join... I had crampy feeling yesterday, and started spotting. I did go to the doc today on check on progesterone - we scheduled it earlier - he said the results are inconclusive - i am taking abt 2cc of progesterone and 6 pills of estradol - so the blood test might be showing accumulation.
    My beta is on Monday. And why i am fearful of negative i am even more scared of another beta hell.

    Msmerlot - i am so sorry to hear about the loss. No words - but i salut your spirit, you are so strong - sending u hugs and wish things will go very well in Jan!
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    rewertsx2

    rewertsx2 New Member

    BABYDUSTPLS1 - As you can see in my siggy, I battle PCOS, thus the weight too!!! I was 230 before infertility and was put on metformin to battle some of those hormone issues. I lost 30 before I got pregnant. But I only ended up gaining 13 pounds for the whole pregnancy, so the day I delivered, I ended up weighing less than that. I am 5'9" but my torso is REALLY long so I felt like I was built for two! I see that you are very small! But no worries, one of my coworkers just gave birth to twins in August was 5'4" and 100 lbs before, she carried them to 32 weeks (but I swear she might have been as deep as she was tall by the time they came)!!! :woohoo:

    BabyFish - I don't mean to scare anyone with my story of pregnancy and delivery. I know it sounds awful, but really the bedrest was only awful because I was SOOO bored! Plus we moved right in the middle of it, and its never fun to have other people decide how to arrange your new house because you're not allowed to!!! Either way, I would go through anything 100 times worse to get my DS and DD all over again! Plus, in the last year, I've had two friends have twins who have had experiences very unlike mine, so really it is a toss up!

    Hope you ladies have a wonderful Friday!!
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    HOPE+FAITH

    HOPE+FAITH New Member

    HAPPY FRIDAY everyone! :)

    BabyFish - I really hope you get BFP on Monday and everything goes good if you do! GOOD LUCK!!

    BABYDUSTPLS1 - I am 5'1" 105lbs and I asked my doctor about carrying twins, he didn't seem like my size would be an issue at all. He did say he wanted to avoid triplets bc of my petite size, but a friend of a friend was my size and carried triplets okay!

    babyaloha - I agree with the other girls, I don't think transferring 2 would be a waste at all. You have such a better chance of pregnancy with transferring 2.

    AFM - I begin BCP tomorrow. 3 weeks from today is when I begin lupron injections. I hope the time flies!!
  45.  
    babyaloha

    babyaloha New Member

    Thanks guys! I guess I was just afraid that if more than implanted it might put the first one at risk. Obviously my losses have really screwed up my head. I'm not sure I can take much more loss.
  46.  
    mrsmelot120603

    mrsmelot120603 New Member

    Change of plans ladies my tube ovary is doing nothing, start bcp today and lupron in 12 days. Looking at transfer December 13th.....:cross:
  47.  
    BabyFish

    BabyFish New Member

    Msmerlot - great news, congratulations! Your holidays will be joyful and hopeful, just the way it is suppose to be!!!;)
    AFM - the storm is closing down my city - no beta for me this monday or tuesday. Sigh.
  48.  
    luvmyjulia

    luvmyjulia New Member

    Hello everyone

    Hi there, I'm not usually one to reach out for support as I am a pretty private person but I've been through a lot this year so I could use some and I can offer some, too. It looks like my FET will take place sometime during the week of December 10th. As you can see from my signature, my first IVF was successful but I lost my baby Julia at 37 weeks with no explanation. We have 3 frozen blasts and will be doing FET in December. It is terrifying but exciting all at the same time. So happy to have you all to go through this with.
  49.  
    rewertsx2

    rewertsx2 New Member

    luvmyjulia - :welcome: I am so incredibly sorry for your loss, I cannot even imagine what you have gone through. I know what you mean about being a very private person, my first round I went through this without the support of a forum, but I was a forum lurker. Oddly enough, just reading other people's stories always seemed to make it better, by the end I felt as if I knew everyone, but none of them knew me. Thus, I actually joined this time around. Praying that everything works out for you :pray:

    mrsmelot120603 - Yea!!! Officially December! Great news!:cheer:

    BabyFish - have you thought of doing a HPT?
  50.  
    mrsmelot120603

    mrsmelot120603 New Member

    luvmyjulia-:welcome: I hope this cycle brings us both some much needed joy. I don't think I can handle holding another little one as they pass :(

    rewertsx2 & babyfish-thanks for the warm welcomes and I too hope this all goes well. :bsv: for all of us! :cross: we all have a :bfp: in December. As for the holidays we are skipping them this year, just can't bear to open up the christmas stuff and see their little stockings and ornaments. We will put a little tree for them at the cemetery but thats probably the most of it. GL to everyone!!!! I look forward to getting to know you ladies, i had an amazing group for my first IVF!
  51.  
    mrsmelot120603

    mrsmelot120603 New Member

    luvmyjulia-we also have 3 embies left, how many are you transfering?
  52.  
    luvmyjulia

    luvmyjulia New Member

    Thank you for the warm welcomes.

    Mrsmelot120603-

    My RE is recommending all 3 so I think we will go with that. For my IVF, we transferred the best 2 and I became pregnant with one so he thinks transferring the remaining 3 will maximize our chances this time. How about you?
  53.  
    mrsmelot120603

    mrsmelot120603 New Member

    My RE is recommending all 3, it makes us nervous we will get multiples again not because we don't want multiples but because of preterm labor. I will be on progesterone and get cerclage with bedrest this time and be seen by the highest of risk doctors. We will see what thaws, I can say I trust his judgement so we will probably listen to him.
  54.  
    BABYDUSTPLS1

    BABYDUSTPLS1 New Member

    Catching up!

    rewertsx2 - thanks for sharing your weigh info. Losing 30 pounds is awesome! way to go! Hopefully, if we do have two lil' beans stick I will be okay.

    HOPE+FAITH - i'm very close to your size. And glad to hear your doc gave you somewhat of a green for carrying twins. Hope BCP is treatin' you well. I find I get headaches once I get into a few weeks of bcp!

    mrsmelot120603 - yay for a transfer day :)!

    luvmyjulia - :welcome: ! I'm so sorry to hear about Julia :(. I pray that this next cycle brings home your bundle of joy.

    AFM: I had my first of three appointments for FET today. Doc confirmed that my ovaries are quiet which is great because I got the green light to start Lupron on Wednesday (Halloween) - scary indeed! :)! Couple more days of October left ladies...woohoo! Then we all can start our one month countdowns! :grouphug:

    PS...any of you planning to cut out caffeine? I'm thinking maybe in a few days I'll reduce to a single cup of tea per day instead of 1.5 to 2...will be hard to go cold turkey.
  55.  
    babyaloha

    babyaloha New Member

    luvmyjulia & mrsmelot120603 - :welcome: I am so sorry to hear of your losses. I :pray: that you both have great success with your Dec cycles.

    BABYDUSTPLS1 - Yay for getting the green light to start lupron! I am cutting out caffeine and a ton of other stuff. I actually cut it all mid august. It was rough at first, but it has become lots easier the longer I have been on my diet.

    BabyFish - I hope you are staying safe and dry.
  56.  
    Midnightingale

    Midnightingale New Member

    Hello everyone. I am just joining your group. I will be doing a December FET if AF cooperates and comes on time at the end of the month. I just had my first IVF cycle which ended Saturday in a chemical pregnancy at 5 weeks. :wings: I am waiting for the official final beta to hit zero, hopefully by tomorrow, and then have to wait a month. My RE requires one normal cycle between each attempt, so I'm hoping that all will go well and I'll be able to go ahead with our FET as soon as possible. I'm guessing mid-December would be our estimated transfer.

    This will be my first FET and I'm not sure which protocol our RE will use. Crossing my fingers that it's successful and does not lead to another chemical pregnancy... that was so much more painful for us than a simple BFN would have been. We only transfered one, because neither of us is very experienced with children and so could be frightene/overwhelmed (although still overjoyed) if we discovered we were pregnant with two. However, seeing the odds do increase with transferring two, we'll have to make that decision and see what our RE recommends. Technically, one blast did make us pregnant during this fresh cycle, but it just didn't last... so one blast could make us pregnant a second time. It's so hard to decide. Maybe I'll take a book out of the library on parenting twins to see what we could expect if that's how things end up for us.

    I look forward to reading back over the thread and getting to know you all! :bsv: I already know BabyAloha from the October IVF group-- hello again!
  57.  
    BabyFish

    BabyFish New Member

    Midnightingale - welcome!!!:welcome:
    I totally understand how beta hell is as hard if not harder than just plain BFN...let's hope for a happy December!

    AFM - eventful couple of days - nearly lost power and had a fire scare last night. Whole bldg was evacuated around 12 am. Of course we ran out and i forgot all things - pills, pio, needles - unbelievable how totally unprepared i was... They did let us back in after about 40 min, but i had such an adrenaline rush, didnt feel good afterwards. And also felt super stupid for not thinking through before we left (as i dressed, i think i put on a parfium.really? Unbelievable.... )
    All the stores are closed, and i used up all my hpt. Hopefully, the subways will open up soon and i'll get to checking beta sometime sooner than 30dpt;) level of anxiety is above high even for me....
  58.  
    BabyFish

    BabyFish New Member

    Midnightingale - welcome!!!:welcome:
    I totally understand how beta hell is as hard if not harder than just plain BFN...let's hope for a happy December!

    AFM - eventful couple of days - nearly lost power and had a fire scare last night. Whole bldg was evacuated around 12 am. Of course we ran out and i forgot all things - pills, pio, needles - unbelievable how totally unprepared i was... They did let us back in after about 40 min, but i had such an adrenaline rush, didnt feel good afterwards. And also felt super stupid for not thinking through before we left (as i dressed, i think i put on a parfium.really? Unbelievable.... )
    All the stores are closed, and i used up all my hpt. Hopefully, the subways will open up soon and i'll get to checking beta sometime sooner than 30dpt;) level of anxiety is above high even for me....
  59.  
    babyaloha

    babyaloha New Member

    Babyfish - I'm glad you are safe. What an ordeal.

    Midnightingale - Hello again. :welcome: to this thread.
  60.  
    BABYDUSTPLS1

    BABYDUSTPLS1 New Member

    babyaloha - way to go on cutting out caffeine...you are my inspiration :). I say this as I sip on a cup of tea.

    Midnightingale - :welcome: and I'm so sorry to hear about your MC. I remember you from our IUI threads...and it's been quite a journey. Bummed to have to see you here but am praying that December will be our special month to remember.

    BabyFish - so glad you are safe and hope the worse of the storm has passed.
  61.  
    mrsmelot120603

    mrsmelot120603 New Member

    Midnightingale -:welcome: afm-i ordered my lupron today I'm on day 4 of bcp, 8 more days till the lupron starts. Had a ok day made a couple ornaments to put on Ethan and Paiges little xmas tree at the cemetery, missing them more and more everyday. I cut out caffeine completely after bcp are done I have cut down by not drinking it every morning as usual I'm drinking odwalla drinks instead of morning coffee but do occasionally have some. I'm just eating the best I can and walking everyday while I can once pregnant I will be stuck on my butt but it will be well worth it. I'm anxious to get the show on the road, my anxiety level since my little ones passed is high enough without anticipating anything else. Once things are moving I will feel much better, at least I'm not playing the ovulation stick game this month I guess.
  62.  
    Midnightingale

    Midnightingale New Member

    I am feeling very frustrated today. My beta is still at 7, which means I have to go back for more bloodwork until it hits zero. The nurse called to talk and said that once a year my insurance or the clinic or whatever requires a whole series of testing on STDs, repeat hysteroscopy, sperm analysis, Day 3 baseline tests etc. I initially had all this done in January, before my first IUI, and cannot imagine it's changed very much. They cannot move forward with getting insurance approval for the next cycle until all those are performed (with the exception of the hysteroscopy since I had that done only in August). I find it absolutely ridiculous.
    Don't they have a whole series of Day 3 bloodwork from nearly every month in this past year to use? Don't they have plenty of semen analysis data from the many, many times my husband has been in over the last year? Today would be CD3 if they were to count this as a period, so maybe I'll have to actually wait until January now just so they can get bloodwork in December before they can input information to insurance to allow another cycle. It just seems like complete crap... useless bureaucratic crap. :grr:

    Sorry if I'm ranting, it's just been so frustrating to find out that I may have to wait even longer, when just one month alone seemed like too much to me.
  63.  
    HOPE+FAITH

    HOPE+FAITH New Member

    mrsmelot120603 - Yay our transfer days are only 1 day apart!!! Glad you got a December date, instead of having to wait until January!!

    luvmyjulia - :welcome: I am so sorry for the loss of your daughter. I pray everything goes good for you this time around!

    mrsmelot120603 & luvmyjulia - I am also transferring 3 this time!

    BABYDUSTPLS1 - Today is your big day!! YAY!!! I am so glad tomorrow is Nov 1 and makes the countdown 1 1/2 months for me!! I actually recently cut out caffeine almost completely, I let myself cheat on the weekends with a very small cup of coffee (only until Lupron start!), but other than that I have 0 caffeine. I've been making fruit smoothies in the mornings that helps give me energy. Good luck, it's definitely hard!!

    Midnightingale - :welcome: I'm so sorry for your loss. Praying things go better for you in Dec. Good luck deciding how many embryos to transfer this time. It's a tough decision!

    BabyFish - I am glad you are safe!!! Thank goodness you were able to get back in your apartment and there wasn't a fire. What a stressful ordeal!! I hope you are able to get your beta soon!!! I think we would both be safe carrying twins, our bellies would just get REALLY big :)

    AFM - I started BCP on Saturday.. And that's about it! Getting all my meds tonight, which I'm kinda excited about!! Anxiously waiting Lupron start Nov 16!!
  64.  
    HOPE+FAITH

    HOPE+FAITH New Member

    Midnightingale - That is ridiculous that you have to take all of those tests again before you can move on to your next cycle. How frustrating!!! Hopefully it all works out and you are able to still do Dec transfer!!! :cross:
  65.  
    babyaloha

    babyaloha New Member

    Oh no! Hopefully they will be able to work something out so you can still do a Dec transfer.
  66.  
    mrsmelot120603

    mrsmelot120603 New Member

    HOPE+FAITH- I also started bcp on saturday i figured the transfer would be day 19 but do they transfer 5 day blasts on day 20? I didn't even ask......... :pray: it works for the both of us this time and i'm hoping for a full term pregnancy.

    Midnightingale-That is just crap! are they just wanting the money or what? and i hope your beta gets to 0 soon!!!! :cross: for you.

    AFM-i'm just so frustrated that Ethan and Paige aren't here with their mommy and daddy for halloween, i'm just so ticked off that we are taking their little halloween stuff to the cemetery and not getting their pictures done in cute little costumes. 7 days till lupron at least i'm on the first 1 week count down now! GL to you all and i will be :pray: for all of our :bfp: 's.
    :grouphug: and :babydust: :bsv: to all!!!!
  67.  
    babyaloha

    babyaloha New Member

    I am so sorry sweetie. :grouphug:
  68.  
    BABYDUSTPLS1

    BABYDUSTPLS1 New Member

    Happy November!

    mrsmelot120603 - I'm so sorry you're feeling down :( I can't even imagine. Sending you hugs! Way to go on the Odwalla drinks, those are actually so healthy sounding. I should give those a try although I crave something warm in the morning so it's tough :(. d

    HOPE+FAITH - thanks for thinking of me yesterday :)! First day of Lupron wasn't so bad! I'm just so happy it's November now :)! Hope your meds arrived safe & sound! It's a great milestone to receive them :)! Also props to you for yummy & healthy drinks in the AM. I really should invest in a juicer, DH and I keep going back and forth on it. Do you have one?

    Midnightingale - that sounds horrible. I'm so sorry you have to go through this. Seems ridiculous for them to expect all of that all over again. I really hope it works out for you to proceed this cycle. **hugs**

    AFM: Today was the second day of Lupron, it wasn't so bad. It's a fairly thin needle (especially compared to the PIO shots!). It's just so hard to do these meds/shots at the same time everyday. Especially with the holidays around the corner. We also have some cultural holidays coming in the next couple weeks AND my SIL and her kids are coming into town right before T'Giving so I'm sure we'll be seeing them and the IL's a lot, so I'm not sure how we'll manage all these shots on time. No body knows about our infertility journey so it makes it super hard. Anyways, enough rambling there. I reduced my tea intake today to 1/2 cup a day :). Slow and steady!

    Happy November ladies...our month is next!!!
  69.  
    stillhoping28

    stillhoping28 New Member

    Hello Everyone

    Hello ladies,

    I hope it's ok to join this group. My first FET is due to take place on Christmas Eve, hoping for best Christmas present ever! I used this site loads for support during my IVF but didn't join in so hoping to join this group this time round.

    So sorry for all of your losses. Looking forward to getting to know everyone.
  70.  
    Midnightingale

    Midnightingale New Member

    So quick question.... how many of you are doing a natural FET, versus a medicated one?

    I don't know which I'll be until I meet with my RE in two weeks. But I'm curious about doing a natural one, since I feel like my body has been through so much already...
  71.  
    MyTime2BAMommy?

    MyTime2BAMommy? New Member

    Brand New --- Unsure if this is where I need to be....

    Hello all,

    Not exactly sure if this is the forum i need to be in. I've never posted in a forum before but like some of you I was a "lurker" from the moment we were told IVF was the only option.

    We start our first FET cycle on Dec 11 and transfer 7 Jan. Technically I guess we've already started since I already began BCP. The question is, Should I be here or wait for the Jan thread?
  72.  
    rewertsx2

    rewertsx2 New Member

    Midnightingale - hopefully they can work something out so Dec can be your month! I am doing a medicated cycle, so much easier to plan things when we want, especially since we are traveling for thanksgiving....

    stillhoping28 - :welcome: will you have to do bedrest at all for your transfer as it is Xmas eve?

    mrsmerlot120603 - I am sorry things are so rough, I hope this is your cycle, a baby won't make you forget your loss, but it will help heal the pain...
    :grouphug:

    BABYDUSTPLS - how do the lupron shots make you feel? I've heard awful things about them....

    AFM - thank god this week is over! Trial transfer went beautifully, and all okay on the hysteroscopy, yet I get to be one of the unfortunate few who has a cervix that is easier to tick off so still bleeding. ;(
    I am also a teacher so Tuesday I had to work late because my high school hosted a trick or treating event for the community. Then Wednesday was so hectic trying to get the kiddos to see everyone for Halloween! Plus it led into a 13 work day with parent teacher conferences, needless to say I'm exhausted! And, I.didn't have nearly enough mommy time this week!!! I start lupron this next week, so hoping that doesn't add too much more stress into an already packed schedule!!! Have a great weekend ladies!
  73.  
    rewertsx2

    rewertsx2 New Member

    MyTime2BAMommy? - you are more than welcome to stay!:welcome:
  74.  
    MyTime2BAMommy?

    MyTime2BAMommy? New Member

    Thank you!

    Hope you don't get Lupron headaches on top of your hectic schedule!! Pushing some zen your way, LOL.

    I feel work was the reason for my IVF failure. I was actually "feeling" pregnant but by the 2nd day I was at work, everything every symptom went away.
    This go around I'm taking the full 2ww off. I'm even seriously debating adult diapers. Therefore only 1 trip to the bathroom to shower. LOL!
  75.  
    osaphia

    osaphia New Member

    first FET

    Hello everyone,

    I have been on the June IVF forum, the Oct IVF forum, and am now transitioning to this FET Dec forum.

    As grateful as I am to even have snowbabies left, I am scared to get excited. As of now, we have 3 waiting for transfer on Dec. 20th.

    When I asked for the grades, my nurse told me that on day 6, they were 4BC, 4CC, and 3BC.

    Like I said, I'm not letting myself get too excited. I can't find ANYTHING on the chances of these "decent" embryos making it or not.

    Any insight would be appreciated...:bsv:
  76.  
    BabyFish

    BabyFish New Member

    welcome

    Mytime, stillhoping, osaphia - :welcome:
    glad to have you join this group. We are calling it December to Remember and hoping for :bfp: all around!
    osaphia - i've hear only good things about thawing. Actually, it seems that going forward FET will be preferred over fresh.
    happy weekend, everyone. i'm still w/o water and heat. this has been quite an ordeal for everyone in NYC. Scary how unprepared we are afterall.
  77.  
    mrsmelot120603

    mrsmelot120603 New Member

    AFM-Hey ladies I got my package in the mail yesterday with my lupron, i'm excited to start but scared to start this whole thing over again. We made a page this go around feel free to take a look https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nate-Ambers-Journey-of-Hope/424616774258518?ref=stream
    I have 3 more days until I start my lupron then hopefully time will start moving a little quicker. Hopefully :af: is here before I know it!

    osaphia-:welcome: and all it takes in 1 embie to stick so :pray: going your way!

    MyTime2BAMommy?-I stayed down with minimal activity for 3 days after my transfer and then had another week off after so I won't say its not worth the try. GL

    Midnightingale-We are doing a medicated cycle my RE hasn't ever mentioned anything different and I trust his judgement.

    stillhoping28:welcome: and thank you. Its been a rough road. :cross: for you little christmas eve miracle.

    BABYDUSTPLS1- I hear what you're saying about the insulin needles, last time my hubby or best friend did my lupron shots and after all the PIO shots i've taken in the last year I will be doing them on my own it will be a breeze compared to them. I'm also trying my hardest to cut out the caffeine, I've slipped like once a week but thats no too bad.
  78.  
    stillhoping28

    stillhoping28 New Member

    Thanks for the warm welcome.

    Rewertsx - I'm having my treatment at the original bourn hall clinic in cambridge, uk. They said during my IVF that they did a massive study to compare bed rest post transfer with no bed rest, and there was no difference in outcome. So after my previous transfer I went out for lunch and took my dog for a walk and had a :bfp: . So i'm not going to worry about bedrest-in fact I'm actually going to get straight on a flight back home to Ireland for Christmas.

    I'm on Buserelin shots starting 18th - dreading it. Had bad side effects from it before. Is anyone else on this downreg drug?
  79.  
    BABYDUSTPLS1

    BABYDUSTPLS1 New Member

    Catching up!

    :welcome: - stillhoping28, osaphia & MyTime

    stillhoping28 - what a special day to transfer :)! Praying for your holiday cheer :)!

    MyTime2BAMommy - Lurkers are welcome :). I'm actually on the Oct and Nov thread too because I didn't find the December thread back in September (when I found out my FET date). Since you're the earlier part of Jan it'll be nice for you to be on here to get all the ladies experience and the Jan (when it's available) to cheer on the later Jan folks! I lurk on Oct/Nov too :).

    rewertsx2 - wow sounds like you had one crazy week last week. Hope you got some rest this weekend! Lupron as a shot/needle is not so bad (especially compared to the PIO needles). It does burn/itch a little after the shot but it doesn't last to long. AND I started breaking out :(...which hasn't happened in a LONG time. I noticed these little pimples a few days after starting Lupron. Hopefully, they'll go away instead of get worse :(. Keep me posted on any reactions (hopefully none for you). yay for starting lupron this week!

    Midnightingale - I'm doing a medicated cycle. I did some reading on this a few months ago and it seems the medicated cycle is "better". This is mainly because the doctor has more control of your body aka the environment. But you should most definitely do what's best for you. But if you have other female factors then I don't see why a natural cycle wouldn't be just as good. In my case, I have irregular periods so it is better to be in a timed/contained cycle.

    osaphia - i can understand not wanting to let yourself get excited. after all we go through...sometimes i just want to be excited. And I try to take it one moment at a time and enjoy the "excitement" but it definitely is hard. Praying your 3 embabies find a new home in your tummy sooN :)

    mrsmelot120603 - yay for getting your meds!!! And it's almost Lupron time :). And...yea caffeine, tea specifically is my weakness. You're allowed to treat yourself on the weekends (in proportion :)). Btw, I looked at your FB page...and it was so hard to see as it made your sig more real :(...I can't even begin to imagine your sadness. I'm very happy you are moving forward and embracing the next steps...ethan & paige will always be with you! **hugs**

    AFM: Yesterday was my 1 month mark for my FET --woohoo!:clap: I'm so excited but I have to remind myself that the transfer is just ONE step in this whole journey. After reading and hearing about so many ladies journey's over the past few years...it's just hard to be excited! We deserve to just be happy & joyful of this special gift! ahhh. I know you all feel the same way! I pray all of our wishes are granted this December. Lot's of hugs to everyone! :grouphug:
  80.  
    MyTime2BAMommy?

    MyTime2BAMommy? New Member

    Getting closer

    Thank you all for the welcome and letting me lurk and chat. I like "December to Remember"

    It seems like time is taking forever! But it makes me so excited reading that packages are arriving and countdowns have begun for Lupron start dates (my countdown app says 35 days 9hrs and 37min). Whoever would've thought that we would all be counting down days till we have to prick out thighs and bellies everyday and then count down to flipping over and having a loved one stab us in the tukhus with 23g 2.5in needle. LOL!

    Has anyone done Estradiol Valerate injections? My injection lesson is Dec 4, but i'm just curious how it is compared to the progesterone in oil? Thats really my only change in meds from my fresh cycle. That and higher doses of lupron and progesterone.

    BabyFish: hope you get some heat and water ASAP! When's Beta#2? I have the same anxiety for you that I felt waiting for my next one. :bsv:
  81.  
    BabyFish

    BabyFish New Member

    girls, very quick note - the beta #2 is in: 3700+ (first one was 880). I'm 18 days past transfer. i am very happy and miserable at the same time... my grandma ended in a hospital today, so i spent all of the day running around the ER, being coughed and sneezed at... what a week... is it friday yet?
  82.  
    BABYDUSTPLS1

    BABYDUSTPLS1 New Member

    Babyfish - this sounds like good news?!!! And I'm def praying it is! I'm sorry to hear about your grandma, I hope she recovers soon. You've had a tough few weeks. Praying for life to return to normal for you asap. Keep us posted as you hear more!
  83.  
    Godslove

    Godslove New Member

    I have been lurking for months and decided to join today. We are having our fet dec 19th and I am just waiting for :af: then start bcp. I was suppose to have all natural fet but nature didn't cooperate last month so using bcp to plan the day. I have gone through 2 ivf most recently this August but no success so far. We have 7 frosties waiting for a wonderful home. I have tried not to get to excited this time b/c we were so sure last time was going to work and when it didn't I was devastated. God has seen me through every step so I am praying and trusting in him. I will pray we all have success this December.
  84.  
    BabyFish

    BabyFish New Member

    BabyDust - thank you for kind words!

    Hard to get excited - the crazy weather, messed up home, sick relatives, but mostly- similarly to many on this thread, i've been so happy w the first BFP, only to realize it is a small step in a long journey. And then, so many heartbreaking stories of "almost there" - i am not letting myself feel anything until the third month and after the fluid test. This IF sucks big time! In the movies, it is the happiest moment, and here i am preparing for all the horrors...
    Sorry for rumbling, tough day...
  85.  
    thebroussards

    thebroussards New Member

    New here!

    Hello ladies! Happy to get to join you on this thread! :)

    After a very emotional cycle last month that ended with a :bfn: I am ready for this upcoming FET! Went for my post-IVF consult yesterday, and the doctor couldnt give me a reason why this time it didnt work. We transferred 2 5AA day 5 blasts. I am not taking one month off, no medications! My RE clinic does a stimulation cycle (similar to ovulation induction) for FET, he says they have a lot more response and success! badically I will be on letrozole days cycle days 3-5 and then FSH injections, micro HCG day 6-8 and trigger shot day 9. Then the transfer will be 1 week later.. The purpose of this, is to have more control and a more natural environment for the embies to attach. We do have 1 5AA and 1 4AA blast to transfer so I am praying that this is my time...

    Good luck ladies! Never could have imagined all of the emotions that IVF could cause...

    :babydust: :babydust: to all!
  86.  
    blueyesz82

    blueyesz82 New Member

    Just got my :bfn: yesterday from my 1st IVF in October. Let myself be depressed for a day, but now I'm moving on. My FET is tentatively scheduled for around December 18. I have 4 frozen embryos, but will probably still stick with transferring one for now (due to my age and that my only problem seems to be PCOS). If this fails, for the next FET I will go with two.

    Not looking forward to the big needles. I hate needles in general, but at least I got used to the little ones in my belly. We my spend money on the nurse service my fertility center has. Not sure if I want DH sticking me every 2-3 days. :)

    I'm trying to be optimistic. I've heard some people take better to to FETS.

    Good luck to all the other ladies out there. I hope we all get a good holiday present. :pray:
  87.  
    Godslove

    Godslove New Member

    :welcome: Ladies
  88.  
    BABYDUSTPLS1

    BABYDUSTPLS1 New Member

    :welcome: - Godslove, thebroussards and blueyesz82!

    Godslove - Glad you joined! praying that this is our cycle! Agree on the contained excitement...it's tough but we deserve to enjoy and treasure the little milestones.

    thebroussards - so sorry to hear the last cycle didn't work even with such great embabies. Sometimes our bodies just need a break. Hope this FET brings you your bundle of joY! My embabies are also 5AA's...so I'm praying the thawing goes well.

    blueyesz82 - It's def important to give yourself the time to be blah, we deserve that much! I'm glad you're getting right back into the swing of it though. The needles with FET aren't so bad so far. I'm on Lupron on the needles are super thin compared to the PIO which I start (again) in a few weeks. Compared to a fresh cycle which I jsut went through a few months ago (see sig) this seems to be so low key.


    I know a few of you (mrsmelot120603) are starting Lupron any day now...good luck! Keep us posted on how the shots are working out. My main side affect has been breaking out in these little pimples on my face and a little itching/burning right after the shot.

    AFM: Tomorrow will be my last day of BCP - yippie. I'm so happy to be getting off of those mood swinging pills! Other than that, we're sitting at the edge of our seats watching election coverage! Hope you all are well...and happy election day!
  89.  
    babyaloha

    babyaloha New Member

    :welcome: to all the new ladies. I recognize a few of you and look forward to all of us having a December to remember.

    Babydust - Yay for getting off the BCP. They seriously affect my mood more than any of the stims ever did. One step closer to your BFP:clap:

    BabyFish - grumble away. Sorry IF has messed with the excitement of those first few months of pregnancy.

    mrsmelot120603 - Yay for a box of meds arriving. It makes everything seem that much closer :)


    AFM: I fly to Oahu for my baseline ultrasound and bloodwork on Thursday. If all looks good, we are a "go" for a Dec FET.:pray:
  90.  
    MyTime2BAMommy?

    MyTime2BAMommy? New Member

    Beta good; G-ma bad...... I could see how you'd be torn. According to my "awesome" table on my Beta test from my IVF, you're right there within the 2-3 week gestation range. But I would be feeling the same way probably, too much excitement and worry at the same time.

    Rooting for you! :cheer:
  91.  
    MyTime2BAMommy?

    MyTime2BAMommy? New Member

    Gl

    Have a safe flight! I miss Hawaii weather!!! :cross: for a "go"
  92.  
    mrsmelot120603

    mrsmelot120603 New Member

    BABYDUSTPLS1-Yay for the 1 month count down! Makes it seem like we are getting somewhere.

    MyTime2BAMommy?-My estrodial is in patches and i know all about counting the days till shots!

    Godslove-:welcome: how many embies are you tansfering?

    thebroussards-:welcome: and :cross: for your :bfp: this round. I know nothing but a medicated cycle but i know it works. i take lupron, estrodial patches, baby asprin, progesterone.

    blueyesz82-:welcome: we take so many different shots that we got very use to doing them ourselves. i was on 2 lupron and 3 progestone shots a day at one point. the lupron in my belly i'm sure i can probably do on my own but my hubby does the progesterone and when at work my best friend does. GL! I also work at a hospital though so its easy to do while here.

    babyaloha-HAVE A GOOD FLIGHT!!!

    AFM- First day of lupron was this morning, I forgot how icky they were. They burn a bit but the nausea that comes with them is not on my list of friends. When I remember what its for its no biggy and it is NOTHING like the 3 months of constant vomiting I had with Ethan and Paige. I haven't gotten a transfer date, how many days after the lupron starts do most usually have transfer???? I'm really curious. :babydust: to all and GL on everyone moving onto new meds. We are getting close!
  93.  
    ~Twilight~

    ~Twilight~ New Member

    Hi again everyone!

    :welcome: to all the newcomers. I hope all of our holidays come with good baby news.


    Today was my first day of Lupron is today too. My transfer date is December 7.
  94.  
    MyTime2BAMommy?

    MyTime2BAMommy? New Member

    Oh Lupron......

    I got really bad headaches and bacne with Lupron. and that was only 10units for 10 days then 5 units for 10 days. For my FET they have me at 15 units for 24 days. so this should be interesting.....

    A patch! ugh so lucky! LOL But I don't argue my people because well they are the experts and the ground breakers in my area so I'll let them tell me what to do and i'll do it all OCD like and chart in my binder, =).
    this estradiol is injected on mondays and fridays and starts 10 days after lupron, dont know how im going to alternate cheeks after the progesterone is added on day 24.
  95.  
    MyTime2BAMommy?

    MyTime2BAMommy? New Member

    Lupron Wishes

    Yea congrats!!! Hope its smooth sailing!
  96.  
    HOPE+FAITH

    HOPE+FAITH New Member

    :welcome: to all of the new ladies!!

    BABYDUSTPLS1 - I don't have a juicer, I use a blender. I had to buy a new, more powerful one, and it's working really well! Good luck getting your shots done at the same time every day with the holidays.

    MyTime2BAMommy - Good for you for taking 2 weeks off work! We all deserve to take time off. I plan on taking a week off, I thought about taking 2 weeks off but the thought of the pile of work I'd come back to is scary! LOL

    BabyFish - YAY for your beta's!! Praying everything continues to go good and beta keeps getting higher. So sorry about your Grandma, I hope she gets better soon.

    mrsmelot120603 - My transfer is 28 days after I begin Lupron. I'm surprised they haven't gave you a date yet if you have started meds!

    AFM - I got all of my meds last week.. Now anxiously waiting Nov 16 when I begin Lupron injections! I wish time would go a little faster!!!!
  97.  
    kittycat80

    kittycat80 New Member

    Fet

    hi girls! can I join your forum? We are doing FET and already have a date set, which will be November 26th! I am so excited! We did IVF about 2 years ago and have a beautiful baby girl and 5 frozen embryos. So, we are a rteady for a second baby now! Wish me luck! I just started my vivelle patches :woohoo:
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    mrsmelot120603

    mrsmelot120603 New Member

    kittycat80-:welcome:

    HOPE+FAITH-I am going to call my office at 1 and ask what day they are anticipating........... I'm wondering why i didn't get a day............
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    mrsmelot120603

    mrsmelot120603 New Member

    They said they don't give out definate dates because they transfer when my body is ready. It will be most likely between day 10 and 14, they wait until the the lining and numbers are perfect which is where they get their success rates. soooo...... i will trust him just as I did last time. I had daily ultrasounds the last week until they finally said egg retrievals tomorrow and trasfer 5 days later. :pray: and :cross: all goes well again, i get my cerclage, and go to term!!!
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    Godslove

    Godslove New Member

    Thanks for the warm :welcome:

    Mrsmelot120603- I am going to transfer 2. We don't want twins but we transferred 2 the first ivf and 1 the 2nd time so I figure we should be safe with 2- just hoping to have 1 stick.

    I have never done acupuncture but I see many people do it. Can anyone tell me what it feels like and if they have had success doing it?

    Afm: waiting for:af: And then start birth control. Will only be taking estrace and crinone no shots this times. I am off from transfer date Dec 19th until Jan 2nd so hopefully will be very relaxed with no stress from work.
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    rewertsx2

    rewertsx2 New Member

    Wow, The last few days have been busy on here!!
    :welcome: to all the newcomers!

    Godslove - I did acupuncture with my IVF. I used it more as a stress relief than anything. I was so emotional with all of the failures in the previous months that it was a time I could really de-stress! My IVF was successful, so read into it what you will... :p I don't have time this round to do the acupuncture because work is crazy busy and so is the home life too!!!

    BabyFish - IF does suck. It takes all the fun out of being pregnant. I remember that I never really enjoyed my pregnancy because so many things happened I was terrified the whole time, please do yourself a favor and actually take a step back and enjoy this right now. Pregnancy goes by fast and the next thing you know you realize that you missed it all! So, mama you are :preg: ENJOY it!!!!

    AFM - I have a HORRIBLE cold, it makes teaching so hard this week. I lost my voice yesterday and its still not back!!!! On an exciting note - got my meds!!! I start my lupron injections on Friday! I am excited - my transfer date is one month from today!!!! :clap:
  102.  
    MyTime2BAMommy?

    MyTime2BAMommy? New Member

    Booked up Hotels

    BabyAloha, It just hit me! Honolulu Marathon is on the 9th thats why everything is all booked and prices up'ed!!! you can wave to me if you want to. lol! IDK how long you are staying but theres a Journey concert (if you like them) the 15th of Dec. I'll be there, last day of BCP celebration he he!

  103.  
    blueyesz82

    blueyesz82 New Member

    Just got my protocol from the nurse since I started day 1 today. Will be on birth control for a few weeks, then will start del estrogen IM shots every 3rd day from 12/3 to the FET on the 19th. Will start PIO shots from around the 15th until 7 weeks preggo.

    I've never done IM shots...how bad are they? Am I better off having my husband do it, or should I try myself? The nurse said she'd show me how to do it in my thigh. Does that hurt worse than in the ***?

    Ugh.
  104.  
    Midnightingale

    Midnightingale New Member

    I found that IM shots hurt more than subcutaneous, but mostly the ones that hurt were the ones suspended in oil (progesterone). Those left a few nasty bruises and made me limp the next day. There's lots of suggestions for PIO, like warming the syringe of oil and the spot you inject, massage, etc, but I never found them to be particularly helpful. It was a "suck it up and just do it" kind of chore.
    I'm not sure if the estrogen is in oil. If it's water or something else than it shouldn't be that bad. Use some ice on the spot, and then just look the other way as it's happening and you may be surprised to find that you hardly even notice it go in. I think you'll find it easier to have you husband do it because you can lie down and focus on just relaxing your muscles, rather than paying attention to having to get it in and hold yourself up and whatnot. As for position, I found that the thigh was a little more painful for me simply because I think I tended to tense that muscle more, and because I have less fat there than on my bum so I think it usually went deeper into the muscle. But you may feel differently. Good luck!
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    BABYDUSTPLS1

    BABYDUSTPLS1 New Member


    Hope you're feeling better! that does not sound good. drink lots of warm stuff! yay on getting your meds!!! Will be thinking of you tomorrow :). Let the countdown begin!
  106.  
    BABYDUSTPLS1

    BABYDUSTPLS1 New Member

    I'm sure you hear this a lot...but you're so lucky to be in hawaiiii :)! hehe. We loved our visit there a few years ago! Good luck on your baseline today! Hoping you get your "GO"! keep us posted!
  107.  
    BABYDUSTPLS1

    BABYDUSTPLS1 New Member

    Aww yay for your first shot! sorry it didn't feel so great...hpefully you'll become immune to it really quickly! I started Lupron on 10/31 and my transfer is 12/3. My current dose is 10 and it will reduce to 5 I believe in another week. Sometimes they put you on Lupron more/less depending on how they can slot you into their transfer schedules. So the duration from lady to lady may be different because of the doctors schedule. What reason did they give you for not providing a transfer date?
  108.  
    BABYDUSTPLS1

    BABYDUSTPLS1 New Member

    I have hubby do all my shots because it's easier for me. Will deal with doing my own if I MUST. I think it's good to learn how to do them on your own just in case you need to. A few people complained about numbing pain with shots in the thigh...so be careful about that. I would just have hubby do it in the IM and use the thigh as a backup option. Good luck :)!
  109.  
    BABYDUSTPLS1

    BABYDUSTPLS1 New Member

    Sorry for all the individual posts...our group is getting so big - it's great! It was just easier to respond to some of the specific questions individually!

    :welcome: to all the new ladies!

    Congrats to all of you who started on Lupron and/or received their meds! :)
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    mrsmelot120603

    mrsmelot120603 New Member

    BABYDUSTPLS1-they don't bother me at all after the months of pio shots last time. i've never had this happen before, it squirted blood and got huge! todays was fine. i think we hit something, but i showed a doc at work they said that can happen.
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    Midnightingale

    Midnightingale New Member

    Oh I had that happen during my IVF cycle. My husband freaked out. We only had the one gauze pad on hand and he had to rush and get paper towels and bandaids because it wouldn't stop gushing. I still have the bruise and it was almost a month ago. I hope yours doesn't take that long to clear up!

    AFM-- One week until I can meet with the RE to discuss the IVF/chemical and our plans for FET. I swear each minute takes an ETERNITY for just about every step of infertility treatment. I'm finding it so hard to be patient so I can find out what we will do next and when.
  112.  
    BABYDUSTPLS1

    BABYDUSTPLS1 New Member


    yikes! Did your injection instructions require you to insert the needle and then pull back the plunger just a little to make sure you weren't seeing blood? If clear, then you go ahead with the injection. But if you pull back slightly and see blood you're suppose to remove and start over with a fresh needle. We saw blood once so far (just last week) and had to discard and start over. I wonder if we would've had the same situation if we had injected it. Eecks.....glad to hear todays was better!
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    HOPE+FAITH

    HOPE+FAITH New Member

    Godslove - I am currently doing acupuncture. I LOVE it. It is so relaxing. It doesn't hurt at all.

    rewertsx2 - I hope you start to feel better!

    mrsmelot120603 - I guess all doctors/clinics are different! At least you got an estimated time frame!! :)
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    HOPE+FAITH

    HOPE+FAITH New Member

    blueyesz82 - I've never done an IM shot in the thigh. I've only done them in the butt, and my husband always does them. He actually does all my shots, even the small ones in my tummy. :)
  115.  
    babyaloha

    babyaloha New Member

    Waiting at the airport to catch my flight home. All looks well, so we are moving forward. It looks like we will only be transferring one (so no twins) RE is concerned that my island isn't equipt for twin pregnancies or premie births, so doesn't want to risk the possibility of 2 sticking. With just one embie our bfp odds have gone down. Praying so hard that it sticks.

    I'll catch up on personals when I'm not typing on my phone. Praying for all you ladies
  116.  
    BabyFish

    BabyFish New Member

    Hi, everyone! Thank you for good wishes - grandma crisis is averted, home is still w/o water or heat but we got electrical heaters and filled in our tub with gallons of water from downstairs. Luxury r us!
    We are escaping NY for the next three days - going to a small B&B to relax and regroup. First the weeks of treatment and then 2 weeks of after-sandy madness - i feel scattered and super stressed. We are planning to just take showers and more showers all weekend long!
    Thank you for letting me vent earlier abt being unable to enjoy or believe the good news - the support and the fact that others have experienced similar stress means a lot!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Babyaloha - omg hawaii - i cant think of a place i'd rather be right now then there... ;) glad to hear that your meeting went well.
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    MyTime2BAMommy?

    MyTime2BAMommy? New Member

    So glad to see everyone is moving along, squirting blood and all!!! ;)

    IM shots- I had my husband do every one of them. While he was washing his hands and getting ready for work i held the syring on my heart to warm it, and had an ice pack on the cheek of the day. Altough it sounds counter productive, this was the method that was the least painful. I never got used to them though and this go around ill have to, ahhh!

    I blew a vien in my stomach with the follistim pen. The bruising from that didnt go away until a week after we got the negative. and then after i stopped the progesterone i broke out in an awful rash, did anyone else get that?

    AFM- Still working in Asia counting down the days I fly home to Hawaii so I can go to my injection lesson on the 4th of Dec and get this cycle on the road! An awesome lady started the Jan forum, thank you mrsmelot120603. BTW, I ripped off your FB idea. I created a private blog for my family and close friends. I tried to keep my IVF hush hush and I was the one who suffered in the end with no one to talk to. So we decided to include the family telling them the back story and me posting here with experienced ladies going through the same thing was going to be the better option/form of support.
  118.  
    babyaloha

    babyaloha New Member

    Where are you in Hawaii? Who is your RE? I'm with Dr Frattarelli.
  119.  
    HOPE+FAITH

    HOPE+FAITH New Member

    BabyFish - Enjoy your much deserved getaway!! I hope you get your water and heat back soon!!
  120.  
    BabyFish

    BabyFish New Member

    Thank you, Hope+Faith!!! Long weekends are the best!
    Question - anyone did any meditation work during cycling? I am thinking of possible ways of staying calm and stressing less? Im not very physical, but i'll try walking more. Any suggestions, thanks!!!
  121.  
    babyaloha

    babyaloha New Member

    I enjoy this track of affirmations (it's a catch all affirmation track that has IVF cycle through birth all rolled up in one) Amazon.com: Fertility and Pregnancy Affirmations: Sarah Arkell: MP3 Downloads

    I am also doing the FET meditations from circlebloom.com. They have lots of different fertility/pregnancy programs. Use code "FRIEND15" for a 15% discount (I found this after my purchase:grr: )
  122.  
    BabyFish

    BabyFish New Member

    BabyAloha - thank you so much! I look forward to listening and learning from these sites! I am in Berkshires today - perfect place to walk around the woods and mumble w/o attracting too much attention;) have a good weekend!
  123.  
    rewertsx2

    rewertsx2 New Member

    Hi all! Yea, the weekend is finally here!!!! I started lupron this morning, not too bad, but I did have to psych myself up to stab myself... I am jealous of all of you, I have to do all shots myself as DH is terrified of needles! He only did two of my PIO with the twins, the days after my retrieval when I was so sore that I could not twist!
  124.  
    MyTime2BAMommy?

    MyTime2BAMommy? New Member

    Windward, Oahu and i'm with Pacific In Vitro. They have a few doctors. Dr Frattarelli was actually our first choice since he has a Kailua office and financing, but there was a mix up and we were told wrong info. We were told they wouldn't take us without a referral from our dr's even though we are paying out of pocket.

    Which island are you on?
  125.  
    BabyFish

    BabyFish New Member

    Rewertsx2 - congrats on starting the cycle! Let it be the one!!! :clap:
    Wow, you are doing your own PIO shots? Amazing flexibility;)
  126.  
    it'stime

    it'stime New Member

    Hello everyone! My FET is scheduled for 12/6/12 which this is my fifth try at IVF. It's very hard to stay positive through this process since I've been through it so many times, but I've recently had both of my tubes removed and I'm feeling a little better this time around.

    Praying for a :bfp: for everyone!
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    mrsmelot120603

    mrsmelot120603 New Member

    it'stime-:welcome: our transfer days are going to be very close!

    rewertsx2-I dont know how you stab yourself physically or mentally. i'm so greatful between my hubby and the nurses/doctors I work with i've never had to do a PIO myself or even try.

    MyTime2BAMommy?- Hopefully the time till your home flys by. i'm glad you liked my website, it's helped alot with keeping family, friends, and ladies in my support group for mommys that have lost babies up to date. I hope having one helps you too.

    AFM-I have 5 days of BCP left and then its the waiting game for :af: . The lupron has finally kicked in and has me nauseas all the time. i have zofran from last time but haven't used it yet. so far this is nothing compared to being so sick with my twins for months. I keep hoping the next two and a half weeks will just fly by! and the 4 days after that fly by too! :babydust: to all and continued :pray: for everyone.:pray:
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    mrsmelot120603

    mrsmelot120603 New Member

  129.  
    rewertsx2

    rewertsx2 New Member

    mrsmelot - I love it :)

    I just had to share, I ran in the fetal hope 5K in Denver today. I ran in the stroller division with my babes and placed second in my division! Yea!
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    BABYDUSTPLS1

    BABYDUSTPLS1 New Member

    Catching up!

    mrsmelot120603 - can't wait for you to finish BCP :) I was so excited when I was done with those pills! Hope the week flies by. And yes, we can!!!

    it'stime - :welcome: ! I am inspired by your courage of going through IVF so many times. Praying this one will bring you your bundle of joy.

    rewertsx2 - yay for starting Lupron...not yay for having to do it yourself...yikes! I agree you must be super flexible if you've done PIO on your own too! one step closer :).

    BabyFish - I do prayer in the morning....which allows me to spend about 5 minutes a day just focusing on my thanks and talking to God. It's my way of meditating and it is relaxing and brings me peace. I also try to take a walk with one of my friends about 3-4 times a week. Makes me feel fit :) hehe.

    MyTime2BAMommy - hope you get to come home soon! Is your family with you or are you alone?

    AFM: I've got my 2nd of 3 ultra sounds tomorrow. Hoping it goes smoothly. haven't gone since before Lupron...and I also got AF about 2 days after I got off BCP. More updates tomorrow! Hope you all had a great weekend!
  131.  
    BabyFish

    BabyFish New Member

    Itstime - welcome!!!:welcome: yes, December will be a happy one with lots BFPs!!!!
    Rewertsx2 - wow. This is impressive - 5k with a double stroller. Congratulations on your excellent result!!! So inspirational. Have you been running for long?
    Babydust - thank you for sharing, your setting sounds very peaceful. I'll try to incorporate something similar into my day as well.
    Congrats to all ladies getting closer to starting the protocol - november is 1/3 gone...
    Afm - three days in Berkshires, beautiful weather, lots of walking and good food and sunshine. After miserable Sandy - just what i needed. Going to see a doctor on wed. Scared, ive never got to this point. Breathe in, breathe out...
  132.  
    MyTime2BAMommy?

    MyTime2BAMommy? New Member

    Catching up

    Babyaloha- downloaded the affirmation you suggest, best night sleep since being in Korea!!!! Lol I thought at first it was going to be silly because in my eating disorder group we doing breathing exercises and some visualization exercises and I can't do them for some reason so it does the opposite and stresses me out. I dreamed I was typing to the forum saying I was pregnant so I guess they are already working :woohoo: :woohoo: I have to wait on your other suggestion because I can't download straight to the iPad.

    Babyfish-walk walk walk and walk some more :) how are you feeling? Doing any pregnancy journals?

    Rewertsx2- congrats on your run! there is no way in HECK I could to my rump shots myself. I don't have that mental ability, shoot I struggle with lupron! Lol! Good work! DH and I have the agreement since I have to take the shoots he will give them to me. But I wish I could do them myself because he feels guilty since, I hate to say this, but our issue is his blockage he feels 100% it's his fault especially since after he gets aspiration his sperm looks great. So if I could do them instead of him it wouldn't be a reminder to him in his mind that its his fault.

    Its time- :welcome: I've only had 1 :bfn: and that sucked so I can only imagine what you and some of the other ladies feel like. Stay positive, I suggest the meditations and affirmation babyaloha suggested :) I hope this time is your time! What's your protocol looking like?

    Mrsmelot- so far the page has helped a lot. The family seems to be very supportive and honored that I'm sharing the journey with them. A lot of them were shocked to find out we even had issues. But this go I'm not carrying the secret of whether or not I got pregnant and really the pressure isn't there this time since its out. But I still have awhile to go before my cycle really starts. I also get to play teacher so I get to talk details instead of "reteaching" the hubs over and over. ;) 4 more days! I wish I was off mine they make me sicker than lupron! Blah! Are you saltine crackering it up? I remember for my ivf the day after :af: everything went so quickly, that was when it sped up for me so I hope it does the same for you.

    Baby dust- I'm out here with just a few other coworkers. But thank The Lord for allowing man to create Skype! I get to talk to the hubs everyday! Looking forward to your update hope all goes well!

    Afm- still counting down to the flight home then I can hit the ground running! Few days to cure jet lag then med pickup/injection lesson then the lupron 1ww and :af: then u/s's! I'm ready! I'm glad I get to be apart of your journeys ladies. Will everyone be in their 2ww wait within 30days?

    Looking forward to updates and :bfp: 's :cheer:
  133.  
    BABYDUSTPLS1

    BABYDUSTPLS1 New Member

    appointment update

    My appointment went well today. My lining is at 6.5 and I still have 3 weeks to go till FET. I start estrogen pills midweek and reduce my Lupron dose from 10units to 5units.

    Hopefully my lining gets to the right thickness by next appointment as that determines whether we are prepared for FET or not. My RE recommended relaxing and talking to my uterus :)...maybe will add that to my meditation/prayer routine :).

    Happy Monday ladies!
  134.  
    mrsmelot120603

    mrsmelot120603 New Member

    is there a December spreadsheet? Do you guys mind if I make one if I can figure it out?
  135.  
    TTCHopeful

    TTCHopeful New Member

    Hi everyone! I would love to be able to join the group for December! My FET is scheduled for the 12th of December (12/12/12 - our lucky day?!?). I start my Lupron tomorrow. I was part of a group during my first IVF and it was sooo helpful to have other ladies who understood what I was going through, so I'm hoping I can find that again! I have a feeling this will another one of the longest/shortest months of the year!
  136.  
    mrsmelot120603

    mrsmelot120603 New Member

  137.  
    babyaloha

    babyaloha New Member


    Yay I'm glad you like them. I listen to the affirmation one while walking. I listen to the circlebloom one before bed, and I ALWAYS fall asleep a few minutes in. LOL.
  138.  
    rewertsx2

    rewertsx2 New Member

    mrsmelot - I would love it if you would make a spreadsheet! I've never been on lupron until this FET, I'm not sure if it is making me feel crappy or the BCP....

    MyTime2BAMommy? - when do you get home so all of this starts for you?

    BabyFish - I started running in September. It was really a stress reliever for me with work being so hectic. I also started biking and wanted to do some last minute things before this FET. In October I biked 62 miles over the Colorado National Monument and this 5K was my first stroller race ever! I figure that if the fall starts out with lots of happy moments, then hopefully my winter will too! :pray: Hope Wednesday comes quickly with good news for you!:flower:

    BABYDUSTPLS1 - so exciting how far you are! I finish my last BCP tomorrow and then waiting for :af: so I'm getting there :D

    it'stime - :welcome: your FET is right in the same week as mine so I'll be :pray: for you too!

    AFM - tomorrow is the last day of BCP!!! So glad to be off those pills, they give me huge headaches... Can't believe the transfer is less than 4 weeks away!! Hope you all have a great Monday. :dance:
  139.  
    babyaloha

    babyaloha New Member

    :pray: for the perfect lining for your little baby.
  140.  
    mrsmelot120603

    mrsmelot120603 New Member

    rewertsx2- The spread sheet is in my sig. feel free to add it to yours also. my sig is running out or room, i had to delete some :(

    TTCHopeful-:welcome:

    BABYDUSTPLS1:cheer: for your lining!!!!!

    AFM- I have 4 more days after today of BCP and then waiting on :af: to come. hopefully this next week flys by!!!! I'm trying to work as many extra hours as i can 1 to make time go by fast and 2 i don't know how long after if i get a :bfp: i will be able to work. :cheer: for things getting started with everyone!!!!
  141.  
    ~Twilight~

    ~Twilight~ New Member

    Thanks for getting the spreadsheet together MrsMelot!
  142.  
    babyaloha

    babyaloha New Member

    MrsMelot - Thanks. I added my info :)


    AFM - Last birth control pill tonight!!!!! Woot Woot!
  143.  
    MyTime2BAMommy?

    MyTime2BAMommy? New Member

    Spread sheet

    Thank you, how'd you do it? I'd like to get one for the jan group. But I can't add my info, I can't read Korean lol. Gotta have the linguist tell me what the drop downs say and/or where to change it. Lol the rest of my Internet is English so I don't know why that's the only thing in hangul. Lol!
  144.  
    mrsmelot120603

    mrsmelot120603 New Member

    If you have a google account you log into google and go to document and then spreadsheet. you can copy paste mine if you want to. make sure you click share and change the settings to public and to anyone with link can update then put the link in your sig. If you cant figure it out let me know and I can do it
  145.  
    MyTime2BAMommy?

    MyTime2BAMommy? New Member

    Thanks!

    It was rough but I did it! Lol thank you for the help.
  146.  
    TTCHopeful

    TTCHopeful New Member

    Did my first Lupron shot this morning. Has anyone had bad side effects from the Lupron? I'm doing a higher dosage this time and wonder if it will make a difference.

    Secondly, I know I will cut out my caffeine intake if we have a positive outcome, but I remember cutting out caffeine from the start of the medicine last time. Is anyone else cutting that (or anything else) from the start?
  147.  
    mrsmelot120603

    mrsmelot120603 New Member

    TTCHopeful-Lupron makes me very nauseated, I have zofran for this. I am on 10 units. last time I cut out caffeine before I even started bcp but this time i will wait until the last pill and i get :af: .
  148.  
    mrsmelot120603

    mrsmelot120603 New Member

    does anyone know the difference in the 10-14 day transfers and the 19-24 day transfers?
  149.  
    babyaloha

    babyaloha New Member

    I cut a bunch of stuff at the recommendation of my acupuncturist. let me get the list....

    Eating and Drinking Guidelines:

    No raw foods unless specified for you
    No sweet (no refined sugars or artificial sweeteners, Stevia is ok)
    No wheat (no refined flour products, rice bread is ok)
    No cold (no ice, chilled, frozen food or drinks)
    No caffeine (no coffee, even decaf, no black or green tea or soda, some herbal teas may be ok,
    please check first with Gina)
    No alcohol
    No deep fried or very spicy food
    Very little dairy (cottage cheese is ok)
    No hydrogenated oils
    No canola oil
    No margarine
    No substitute butters
    No processed foods
    No fast food or chain restaurant foods
    No high fructose corn syrup
    No processed soy products and no tofu!
  150.  
    Midnightingale

    Midnightingale New Member

    I'm going to cut down (1 cup of green tea or one cup of half-caf coffee) once I start medication. Everything I've read says that under 200 mg of caffeine a day is safe, even while pregnant.
  151.  
    BABYDUSTPLS1

    BABYDUSTPLS1 New Member

    Yay for starting your lupron! What is your dosage? I'm on 10 units right now. And the only thing I've noticed is little pimples (red spots) on my face which I never had before. Kind of annoying but I'll take it.

    I've tried to cut down my Tea (Chai) intake to half a cup a day vs 1 cup a day. But i've realized that because I'm trying to "cut down" i'm wanting MORE which works against me because then I actually end up having 2 cups. So.....I figure if you're already having the minimal amount (< 200mg) to start with then you're probably fine. I just got the Vitamix yesterday too...going to try making me some healthy smoothies/soups...any quick, easy and tasty recipes to share?
  152.  
    justbreathe

    justbreathe New Member

    Can I join you ladies?

    Hi everyone...I'm an old timer that used to frequent the Azoo board and would love to jump on here for support and friendship as I gear up for a December FET.

    I have 4 snowbabies and am looking at a transfer around December 10th.

    I've been on bcps since 10/22 and just took my first lupron shot of 10ccs last night.

    I've done a FET before that resulted in a miscarriage in April of 2010 and I have an 18 month old miracle baby from my last fresh IVF cycle.

    I just moved from NJ to OH and am actually going to be doing my transfer in NJ while we are home for the holidays. I'll likely be getting monitored here in Ohio, though, at the beginning.

    I'm very anxious but trying to stay positive and know that having the support of people who "get it" helps tremendously.

    Thanks for listening and I look forward to cheering you all on!
  153.  
    HOPE+FAITH

    HOPE+FAITH New Member

    justbreathe TTCHopeful, It'stime - :welcome:

    Mrsmelot - Loved the quote! Thank you for doing the spreadsheet, it will be really helpful in remembering everyone's dates!!

    babyfish - I just bought the FET meditation from Circle + Bloom yesterday and plan on starting it tonight. I'm excited to try it out! Good luck at your doctor appt tomorrow!

    rewerts - Holy Cow, I can't imagine doing the PIO shots myself!! Seems almost impossible! Congrats on your 5K, that is great!!

    It'stime - This is my 4th IVF, each one is emotionally harder bc we've been let down so many times and that's all we know. Lots of prayers for us that we both get BCP this time!!!

    TTCHopeful - With the Lupron I normally get headaches and a little scatter-brained. I've cut back on caffeine to only 1 cup of coffee on the weekends. I plan on completely cutting it out when I start Lupron this Friday.

    AFM - I start Lupron on Friday and next Monday is my last day of BCP! YAY!! I bought the Circle + Bloom FET meditation yesterday and I plan on starting it tonight. I'm hoping it really does help me relax, I've never done meditation before.
  154.  
    HOPE+FAITH

    HOPE+FAITH New Member

    babydust - Here is a couple smoothie recipes that i've been making and LOVE. Pineapple is supposed to be really good for after the transfer :)

    Strawberry, Pineapple, Orange & Banana Smoothie
    Serves 3-4 depending on size

    1 3/4 cups pineapple (I used frozen)
    1 1/4 cup strawberries
    2 Banana's (cut in a few chunks)
    7 ounces of orange juice
    1 3/4 cup low-fat Vanilla Yogurt
    add 1 to 1 1/2 cups of ice if you don't use any frozen fruits

    Strawberry Banana Smoothie
    Serves 3-4 depending on size

    1 1/2 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
    2 Banana's (cut in a few chunks)
    3 cups strawberries
    1/4 cup milk
    2 tablespoons of honey
    add 1 to 1 1/2 cups of ice if you don't use any frozen fruits
  155.  
    HOPE+FAITH

    HOPE+FAITH New Member

    What is baby aspirin supposed to help with? My RE has never had me take it, but I see on the spreadsheet every who's put their protocol has baby aspirin. When do you start taking it? I'm wondering if it's something I should ask my RE about...
  156.  
    TTCHopeful

    TTCHopeful New Member

    Thanks for all the welcomes!

    Hope & Faith - My RE explained that it was to help counteract the possibility of blood clots with the BCPs. I stop the baby aspirin when I stop the BCPs.

    I'm on 10 units of Lupron as well. I'm pretty sure last time was only 5 each time. I had a headache today, but I'm pretty sure it's because I thought going cold turkey off the caffeine would be a good idea...I think I'll wean myself off this week and try to be done by Saturday when I take my last BCP.

    I've heard the same about pineapple. I ate A LOT of it during our 2ww last time - especially the core - I used it in smoothies since it was hard to eat by itself.
  157.  
    mrsmelot120603

    mrsmelot120603 New Member

    HOPE+FAITH-I take the baby asprin while on the estrogen patches to prevent blood clots.

    Justbreathe-:welcome:

    AFM-I added a last bcp date to the spreadsheet just cuz i'm curious. feel free to add columns if you ladies want to. I have 2 more days of BCP left and then I will feel like we are getting somewhere! I was hoping because I'd taken it before this lupron would be nicer this time around but it sure isn't. Makes me very pukey/nauseas and so tired. I remember last time it pretty much just went right into being sick from pregnancy with alittle break in between.
  158.  
    justbreathe

    justbreathe New Member

    Thanks for the warm welcome!

    How can I add my info the spreadsheet? Very cool, btw...thanks for doing that! I love spreadsheets :clap:
  159.  
    HOPE+FAITH

    HOPE+FAITH New Member

    Thank you for the info about the baby aspirin!

    I plan on eating the pineapple core too! I've heard that you should cut the core into 5 sections and eat one section a day starting the day of transfer. I plan on making it into a smoothie too, bc there's no way i'm going to try to eat that by itself! LOL!
  160.  
    mrsmelot120603

    mrsmelot120603 New Member

    justbreathe-just click the link and you should be able to fill it in. i will add your name.
  161.  
    saysyou

    saysyou New Member

    Bad day

    HI,
    First time posting. I have my FET on December5. I finished my bcp on November 9 and I have been on 20cc of Lupron since November 5. It goes down to 10cc this coming Monday. I started spotting today and I woke up with the worst case of heartburn, feels like I can't breath deeply. The first day I took Lupron was awful but it had been getting better. Last night was bad again and then I wake up feeling bad today - I'm afraid to take the shot tonight.
    I could use some encouragement.
  162.  
    it'stime

    it'stime New Member

    Thank you everyone for the warm welcomes.

    HOPE+FAITH - It is an emotional let down for sure. Each time I received a BFN I would say I will never do this again. However after I think about it, I realized how fortunate I am to even have this possibility for conceiving (thanks to modern science). :cross: Prayers for us!


  163.  
    it'stime

    it'stime New Member

    saysyou - Keep taking your lupron and try not to think about the pain. Stay strong and try to divert your attention to something else. I started painting projects with the paint by numbers from the art's and craft store. It was boring at first but it stopped me from thinking about the pain (plus I'm a hypercondriac). :) I've spotted in the past while on lupron and the nurse said I was okay. Let your nurse know you're spotting so they can have record, they may have advice for you to change something.

  164.  
    BabyFish

    BabyFish New Member

    :welcome: new ladies! we are so amazing, reading about everyone's story - it's just incredible how strong and spirited we all are... :grouphug:
    rewertsx2 - wow, good for you! did you start off with a group or just took off on our own?
    hope+faith - yummy recipies thank you!

    afm - thank you for kind words - I felt like all the positive energy was coming my way! What a great feeling!
    today's appointment was bitter sweet. I was a total mess in the office, was afraid to look at the screen, didn't bring DH, kept fidgeting:)
    But after i calmed down, I did see one strong embie and even heard the heartbeat! Unreal. but there was a smaller embie and the doc gave 50% survival chance only.
    meditation here i come :pray: :pray: :pray:
  165.  
    justbreathe

    justbreathe New Member

    Mrsmelot...thanks! I updated the spreadsheet with my info.

    Saysyou...sorry you aren't feeling well. All of these meds sure do take a toll on our bodies, but just keep your eye on the prize. That always helps to keep me going, even when I feel like crap. Not sure if you've tried Tums, but they always do the trick for me when I've got bad heartburn.

    Babyfish..."Strong and sprited"...I like that! Couldn't agree more. Hope you're feeling well. I'll be praying for both of your babes...how amazing you got to hear the heartbeat. best. sound. ever! Hope the meditation relaxed you.

    AFM, I totally forgot to take my bcp yesterday. So I panicked and had to double up today (blech). Needless to say, I feel horrid. Lurpon headaches are starting and the double pill made me nauseous.

    Hope everyone is having a good night!
  166.  
    NaijaGal

    NaijaGal New Member

    DEC or JAN

    Hey guys!! I really need help deciding. I have a problem with lining thickness. My lining has always been thicker than normal. The whole point of taking estrace is to make my lining thick, so I don't want to do that. I am leaning towards doing a natural cycle with progesterone support. My clinic has low success with natural cycles, but they also told me they mostly deal with people who have the opposite problem than me with thin linings. What would you guys do? I really need some help soon before I get in my period in less than 2 weeks...
  167.  
    uspoiledme

    uspoiledme New Member

    Hello everyone. Can I join your group? I have a previous failed IVF and I've been trying to have a FET without success. I've had three cancelled FETs all due to thin lining.:grr: I've tried everything to help thicken my lining, meditation, heating pad on my abdomen, Evening Primrose Tea, wearing socks, drinking lots of warm liquids,viagara suppos., baby aspirin, last cycle I took a boat load of estrogen including 3 pills vaginally, 3 oral, and went up to 4 patches changed every 2 days. My E2 level was always super high >2,000 but even with all of those things my lining never got above 5.5-6.0.
    My RE never does natural cycles but has decided to try one this time. He says that there are a handful of women who don't respond well to artificial estrogen and that I may be one of the few that may build a better lining on my own. I don't feel very excited about this cycle and I can't help but feel silly because I'm still hopeful that this may eventually work.:pray: I got :af: today. My RE wants me to take BC for 5 days, then do endometrial biopsy/scratching. I've never had one so I was wondering if anyone else has?
  168.  
    MyTime2BAMommy?

    MyTime2BAMommy? New Member

    paint by numbers!

    lol, Paint by numbers are great! I started one during my wait during my last ivf cycle. however I never completed either 1 (had 2 in the pack) so i have them for this round =)
  169.  
    HOPE+FAITH

    HOPE+FAITH New Member

    NaijaGal - Good luck with your decision! What does your RE suggest? Could you do a medicated cycle with less estrogen?

    uspoiledme - :welcome:I can not imagine what you are going thru with the 3 canceled FET's. Stay positive and hopefully this natural cycle works for you and you get a nice thick lining and a BFP! I've never had endometrial biopsy/scratching..
  170.  
    TTCHopeful

    TTCHopeful New Member

    Cramping/Spotting

    So, I've noticed quite a bit of dark spotting and have had minor cramps since starting my Lupron. Have any of you experienced that as well? (I'm still on BCP until Sunday). This is my first FET, so I'm not sure what to expect.

    Hope you're all having a great day!
  171.  
    mrsmelot120603

    mrsmelot120603 New Member

    TTCHopeful- i've not experienced that? when is your last bcp and when did you start lupron? If it wasn't close to your :af: time i would call the doctor.....
  172.  
    Godslove

    Godslove New Member

    Wow a lot has happened in a week.
    :welcome: to all the new ladies.

    I can't believe we are so close to our transfers. I have been training for a half marathon I will be running on the 25 th so between that and work I am pretty busy. I have been trying to spend time with my hubby at night so I haven't had time to get on. I am still waiting for :af: She is 2 days late. Once she comes I will start birth control for about a week then start estrace.

    I have my in laws coming for Thanksgiving so I will be very busy over the next week getting prepared for them. Wishing everyone :cheer: And many :bfp: In December.

    Hope+faith: Thanks for the smoothies recipes I Can't wait to try them:)
  173.  
    HOPE+FAITH

    HOPE+FAITH New Member

    TTCHopeful - I've never had that happen either. I would definitely call your doctor. I'm sure it's not a big deal though! :)
  174.  
    saysyou

    saysyou New Member

    Thanks :) Better Day Today

    Thanks for the welcome everyone. Today was a much better day. Only 3 more days then my lupron shot is cut in half and I start the estrace. I'll also have my first sonogram on Monday. Feel like I just might be able to make it now.
    Paint by numbers :nerd: I use to love to do that. I'm currently a foster mom to a 9 month old boy and he'd probably eat the brushes if I brought them out. But he's pretty good at keeping my mind occupied anyway.
    Wow, this month is flying by.
    To the member who asked about spotting while on bcp and Lupron, I didn't have that, but spotting while on bcp isn't that unheard of. I'd still call your doc in the morning and check. It'll make you feel better.
  175.  
    rewertsx2

    rewertsx2 New Member

    BabyFish :flower: My DD was my embie that had a 50% chance of not making it! Praying for you and the babes! :clap:

    TTCHopeful - I had that too, my RE said not to worry especially since I normally have spotting with BCP anyway....

    Godslove - good luck on your half marathon!

    AFM - :af: showed her face today! One step closer!!! Now my next hurdle is to keep my in-laws from finding out what is going on! We are traveling with them over Thanksgiving and it will be hard to explain refrigerated medication and needles!!
  176.  
    TTCHopeful

    TTCHopeful New Member

    Thanks for the feedback, ladies! Called my nurse yesterday and she said spotting was normal. The BCP I am on are very low dosage and it was my regular week to start, so she said that is very common. She said the important thing is that I have a little bleeding at the end of next week after I've finished taking my BCP (last one Saturday!). Praying that happens as it should.

    Hubby made me pineapple last night. It was cute because he remembered it from last time, but not that it was supposed to be after our transfer.
  177.  
    NaijaGal

    NaijaGal New Member

    Hope+Faith. I am going to do medicated but be closely monitored. Thanks for checking in!! :)
  178.  
    mrsmelot120603

    mrsmelot120603 New Member

    rewertsx2-:cheer: for :af: !

    Godslove-:cross: :af: shows soon!

    AFM-LAST BCP TODAY!!!! :cheer: one step closer! Now just waiting for :af: to show and then headed in for my baseline ultrasound and labs.... :pray: this next few weeks goes fast, smooth, and ends with a :bfp: .
  179.  
    HOPE+FAITH

    HOPE+FAITH New Member

    I start Lupron tonight!!:cheer: Last day of BCP is Monday!! December to Remember is getting closer!!!
  180.  
    babyaloha

    babyaloha New Member

    :af: showed today. Perfect timing. I was worried. If it didn't arrive today or tomorrow it would have cost me another $400. What a relief.

    :babydust: to all!
  181.  
    BabyFish

    BabyFish New Member

    Rewertsx2 - thank you for encouragement - do u by any chance remember your numbers? Also, did u did anything differently in that week between u/s? I am trying not to obssess but clearly that's not working...
    BabyAloha - ;) congrats on timely arrival of AF. Well done!
    Hope+Faith - yeay for moving to the next step. Last BCP is a big deal!
    Godslove -good lucck w preparing for the in laws visit. Im hosting this thanksgiving for the first time( my parents house is still out of power)... It shall be interesting.
    ;)
  182.  
    BABYDUSTPLS1

    BABYDUSTPLS1 New Member

    Catching up!

    :welcome: to all the new ladies!

    babyaloha - yay for AF :) didn't think we'd be saying that again huh?! :)

    HOPE+FAITH - yippie for Lupron :)!:clap: that is super exciting. Monday will be here in no time!

    mrsmelot120603 - so glad you're ending bcp!!! I'm sure AF will show in the next few days. I was spotting a few days before I ended BCP which was a clear sign she was just waitinggg to show!

    TTCHopeful - yes def normal to spot!!

    rewertsx2 - yay for AF :)!! Good luck with IL's visit! I know what you mean about keeping it all hush hush. We're in the same boat. My SIL is visiting from out of town but is staying with my IL's but there is an expectation that we will be haning out almost everyday and possibly even spending a night or two with the ILs. I've been a stressball trying to figure how in the world we will handle shots. What are you guys planning to do? Will be thinking of you!

    AFM: As I mentioned above...the holidays and shots are stressing me out bc of trying to juggle family and shot timings. As of Wednesday, I reduced my Lupron dose to 5units - and started the estrodial tablets 2wice a day! yay. On another note, DH and I had a short conversation about whether to transfer 2 or 1 embryo. I've been aiming at 2 but he's concerned about the health of the embabies and me if both stick. I'm petite barely 100 lbs (thanks to all the meds) and 5 ft. And I want to do anything I can to increase the chances....ahhh. What to do?! I'm still thinking 2! Thoughts???

    Today is the 15th....November is half over!!! I'm SOOO glad! :dance:
  183.  
    saysyou

    saysyou New Member

    One blast

    babydust - for what it's worth, I'll be transferring 1 embryo on the 5th. My husband's thoughts were along the same as yours. :) Staying positive because 1 is all we need to stick, right?
    So many of you are in a similar situation to me. My father showed up unexpectedly for an extended holiday stay. I hadn't planned on telling anyone about the FET, but it was kind of hard to hide the nightly shots of Lupron, especially when I felt so bad after taking them. I finally set him down and told him we were trying fertility treatments one last time. Didn't get in to the specifics of it. Now my inlaws are showing up on Wed and staying here for thanksgiving. Do I tell or hope they don't notice lol? Guess I'll play it by ear.
    Hopeful thoughts for us all
    :pray:
  184.  
    Godslove

    Godslove New Member

    Mrsmelot: thanks :af: Just showed up tonight- it actually was better this way because it will be less time I have to take the pill. I will just take pill for a week now!!

    Rewertsx2: thank u I am running every other day about 4-5 miles without stopping so I hope I can run a good port in of it without stopping or walking. I exercise daily but normally speed walk about 4 miles so this will be my first run- excited but nervous on how I do!!

    Babyfish: yes a lot of work for Thanksgiving especially since I am working most of the week. Luckily my mother in law and sister in laws are amazing and I really enjoy spending time with them. We haven't told any family members but luckily I am only taking estrace and crinone so no shots for fet so it will be easy to keep it quiet while they are here! Good luck with your Thanksgiving. I love doing it at my house because I dont have to travel:)

    Babydustpls1: I understand your concerns with how many to transfer. My husband was set only on 1 but after 2 failed IVFs with one we transfered 2 and the other 1 I convinced him the odds were in our favor and this would at least give us a better chance at 1 so we will do 2. I am only 5'3 and 120lbs but I don't think I could carry twins. Our son was 9lbs 6oz and I don't think I could have fit anything else in my stomach without it busting open.

    Afm: glad :af: Finally showed up today so I will start pill on Monday since she showed up tonight. Had an amazing day off work yesterday. Had a massage, lunch with a good friend and some shopping- couldn't have asked for a better day. Long day at work today and I work tomorrow so looking forward to Sunday. One step closer to our December to remember. I am praying for everyone daily to have success. If anyone has a special prayer request let me know and I will be happy to pray with you and for you!
  185.  
    osaphia

    osaphia New Member

    Checking in

    Hi everyone~


    Question on how many to transfer based on quality:

    We currently have 3 frost-babies waiting for transfer on Dec. 20th. Their grades are 4bc, 3bc, and 4cc. Our doctor said we can transfer all three if they are not ALL perfect upon thawing. I seriously doubt that 3 will implant in the first place. I'm crossing my fingers that just one will thaw normally at all.

    However, if we do transfer 3, and all 3 take...then what? I'm especially concerned with their grades and having a normal, healthy, baby.

    I know that if they make it to the blastocyst stage, that they have "passed" many tests, but it still does not guarantee a chromosomally normal embryo. My question is, am I making the right decision by transferring all three or should we just go with the two "higher graded" frost-babies to play it safe?

    Thank you all for your input.
  186.  
    mrsmelot120603

    mrsmelot120603 New Member

    Godslove-:clap: so glad you started!!! And good luck on your run! As for prayers I could use as many as I can get. This is going to be a rough week between preparing for transfer and the 22nd. Not only is the 22nd our first major holiday since Ethan and Paige passed away but its also the day they were transfered back in to their new home to get nice and cooshy. I'm having a really rough time with it, they should be here to celebrate 2 major things this week. It just crushes my heart on a daily basis that instead of getting them ready for the holidays we are shopping around for the perfect tree, skirt, and decorations to take them at the cemetery....... So if you could request one thing inparticular, it would be for just half the ache and pain thats in mine, my husbands, and my familys hearts this week to be taken away and to be able to find the right way to remember them this Thanksgiving. Thank you...
  187.  
    osaphia

    osaphia New Member

    I am in the same boat. My doctor told me that we'll have a 50% chance of implanting if we transfer 2 and a 55% chance of implanting if we transfer all three. I am concerned about transferring that third 4cc. We go back and forth because I keep reading that "they wouldn't freeze them if they weren't good quality" but I am also wondering if their grade reflects their future health.
    Your height and weight are a major factor in this decision. With so many frozen embryos, you may want to pick the best and start with just that one. It's so hard to decide because you want the best chances of pregnancy, but I also understand your husband's concern of wanting to keep you healthy.
  188.  
    staceface

    staceface New Member

    Hi everyone! Im :cross: that I will be joining your group of Dec. FET's. I just miscarried last week when the little bean stopped growing at 6wk1d. Never saw a heartbeat :( We are so lucky though that we may be able to try again in the next few weeks! As long as my beta levels reach zero in the next week. We are :pray: that they do. We have some frozen embies left and we plan on placing 2 this time. Good luck everyone!:babydust:
  189.  
    saysyou

    saysyou New Member

    In My Prayers

    Mrs.Merlot, You shared your story and it brought tears to my eyes. You are in my prayers. May this week bring some peace to you and your husband.
    I haven't given my story. It's not that special I guess. Diagnosed with endometriosis at 35 and told I should get pregnant quickly if I intended on having kids. Unfortunately, I wasn't even dating anyone at the time. By 41, I met and married my DH. We started trying and I found out that my thyroid had quit on me, which was affecting my period. By the time they figured that out, I was 42. I finally asked for a referral to an RE. We tried two different ones. Our insurance doesn't pay for any of this, so like so many of us, it's straight out of our pockets. I learned that I had PCOS. We did several rounds of natural monitored with clomid. Then several rounds of IUI on clomid. They told me that there was nothing left to do but IVF. I knew we couldn't afford that, so I packed away my dreams of having a child.
    We started looking into adoption. It's as expensive and difficult as IVF. January 2012, we decided to go the foster adopt route. We got licensed and got our first foster kids, ages 21 months and 10 months, in May. They were with us for 3 months and when they went back to their BM, it broke my heart. I said I couldn't do it again.
    My sister's friend told her about a clinic that does embryo donation. I went to the doctor on October 1st. They had 5 embryos to choose from. We selected one that we thinks has the best chance. The very day that I went to the RE about the embryo donation, I received a call about my current foster son.
    It's alot to go through all at once. I've got no idea what the FET is like, having never done it before. It's pretty scarey hearing all that you guys have gone through. I wonder if I'll be as strong. Then there's all the doctors, caseworkers, courts, therapists I'm meeting with for my foster son, and then we have the holidays coming too.
    So, that's my story. I pray for us all, and GodsLove, please include me in your prayers.
    Monday is my first sonogram. Hoping that I'm where I'm suppose to be.
    Happy Saturday to all of you.
    AC
  190.  
    rewertsx2

    rewertsx2 New Member

    BabyFish - All I can remember between the two u/s was the first one we saw two sacs and heard two hb, one was 117 and the other was 130, so they didn't know if baby b (my DD) would make it. They even warned us that there was a 90% chance that one would not make it to 12 weeks.... The following weeks, both hb's were in the 130's and from there just got stronger and stronger. Hmm..... I can't quite remember what I did to fill the time between u/s except that it was that first week of December, so I tried to keep myself busy decorating the house for Xmas. But I know what you are talking about - even if you try to distract yourself, only one thing is on your mind! When is your next u/s?

    BABYDUSTPLS1 - I'm not quite sure how to deal with all the fertility stuff with the inlaws yet. I'm thinking of bringing the BCPs that I had left and sitting them on the counter just so I don't arouse as many suspitions, but I'm not sure what to do to explain the rest.... I do have PCOS, so I thought about making up some story about medication to deal with that now that they know that was a problem.... I don't know!!! I understand your DH concern about transferring 2 vs 1, but I've always felt that your body will make the choice for you. If it can handle 2, then you will get pregnant with 2, if not, then 1 it is. I hope that you two come to some decision that you both will truly be okay with!

    mrsmelot - every time you mention your sweets angels it brings tears to my eyes. I try to imagine what it would be like without my DD and DS and my heart aches for you. I even shared your story with DH and he got choked up and grabbed DD and DS and hugged them as soon as I was done talking. I hope that you have the comfort and support you need to make it through this next week and keep your spirits up for the FET. I also hope that your sweet angels help bless you with the best present ever this December. :grouphug:

    saysyou - I have always felt that God holds a special place in his heart for foster moms. I don't know how you can do it, I would never want to let go after I got so attached... I pray that God grants you one that you will not have to ever let go.

    staceface - :welcome: I am so sorry for your loss and praying that your hCG levels decrease fast enough that you can get your next cycle started with this group. This is a wonderful bunch of ladies!

    Godslove - :clap: for :af:

    osaphia - I guess you have to determine if you are willing to have triplets or not? What would you do with the last embie otherwise? Does that potentially change your decision if you could transfer it at a later date?

    babyaloha - :clap: for :af: and that you don't have to pay an extra $400!!!

    HOPE+FAITH - :cheer: lupron!!! Hope that first injection went well for you!

    TTCHopeful - Don't worry about getting :af: after the fact, I'm sure you will! I had spotting like I had said earlier too, and :af: came Thursday (2 days after stopping the BCP).

    AFM - I start estrace tomorrow, one step closer! Also, DH and I got the Xmas lights hung up today! We figured it was beautiful weather and we should take advantage - even though I don't turn them on until Thanksgiving!! :)
  191.  
    Godslove

    Godslove New Member

    Prayers coming your way

    Here are some scriptures that I hope help each of you


    Isaiah 41:10 fear not, for I am with you;*be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you,*I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.


    Deuteronomy 31:8 It is the LORD who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”

    Psalm 55:22* Cast your burden on the LORD,*and he will sustain you; he will never permit*the righteous to be moved.

    John 14:27*Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

    John 16:33 I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

    Romans 8:6 For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.

    Philippians 4:6-7 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

    Colossians 3:15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.
  192.  
    babyaloha

    babyaloha New Member

    rewertsx2 - Yay for getting your Christmas lights up!

    BabyFish - Praying for you. I hope they both hang on.

    BABYDUSTPLS1 - I would be doing two if I didn't live on an island without the proper care for a twin pregnancy. What does the dr suggest. I think I would go with that.

    mrsmelot - My heart breaks every time I think about your story. I pray for you to have peace during the upcoming holidays. And I pray that your FET is a success.

    saysyou - I love that you are a foster mom. DH and I did that for about 10 yrs. (over 50 kids, but only 9 placed as foster-adopt) most of those years we just worked with teens. We just stopped last year when my 2 kids (private adoption) started to melt down when we took in a newborn and they found out it was a foster baby not a forever baby. They were still struggling with having to say goodbye to their "older sister" a year earlier. She was with us from age 1 to age 6...(long heartbreaking story), so was here when they were both born. But I loved doing it (except for the saying goodbye)

    staceface - So sorry for your loss. I hope your levels decrease quickly and you can join us in Dec.

    Godslove - Thank you for those scriptures. I love reading scriptures, especially when I am feeling stressed or overwhelmed.

    osaphia - Not sure what I would decide in your position. Odds are not great that all 3 would stick, but you have to be willing to consider the possibility. Blastocyst grades have little to do with chromosomes. Mine are all similar in grade to yours, and tested chromosomally healthy.

    HOPE+FAITH - Congrats on starting lupron... one step closer:clap:

    :cheer: and :pray: for the rest of you!

    AFM: getting excited :woohoo:
  193.  
    osaphia

    osaphia New Member

    I am holding you close to my heart this week. I know we all are. We send our prayers up in honor of your babies, knowing that God's light surrounds them like a blanket.
  194.  
    mrsmelot120603

    mrsmelot120603 New Member

    thank you!
  195.  
    BabyFish

    BabyFish New Member

    BabyAloha, BabyDustpls1 - thank you for keeping me and mine in your kind thoughts!
    Saysyou - thank you so much for sharing your story! You are amazingly strong and giving. I hope things will be awesome for you this December to Remember! I keep thinking how lucky we are that there are ppl like you who give love where and when love is so needed!

    Rewertsx2 - ah, i am very hopeful but also being realistic - the second heartbeat was way lower than in your case - it is only 70+. Everything i've read is rather discouraging. So i am as prepared as i can be for this Wed morning ;(
    Very clever of you to leave bcp around and confuse inlaws.. Hope it wont backfire with extra inquiries... Thats how it is usually in my family. ;)
    Congrats on moving one step closer, and putting up the lights. It sounds very peaceful! Are kiddies involved in decorations?

    Staceface - :welcome: i really admire how quickly you decided to move on! Thats how i joined this thread back in October ;)

    Godslove - great point, not traveling after ( i almost wrote "transfer") thanksgiving is a treat for the hard work! I am done w abt 1/2 of the shopping. I'll be doing a lot of new dishes, and i didnt have time to try them out before.... Hope it will go well, if not, take out it is!
    AFM - next u/s is wed morning. Im glued to the forums reading all possible stories and outcomes. I should go for a walk instead, there is nothing i can do but hope things will be good on wed.
  196.  
    mrsmelot120603

    mrsmelot120603 New Member

    babyaloha-thank you :pray: are very much welcomed and at this point its the only place i'm finded comfort. :pray: to you and all the rest of the ladies too!

    Godslove-thank you

    rewertsx2-:clap: for another step closer, if :af: would just come already i'd be right behind you.

    saysyou-:cross: and:pray: that all goes well for you!

    staceface-:welcome: so sorry for your loss, you are one stong woman to get right back up and go at it. :pray: for you!

    osaphia-we have 3 embies frozen together, my RE recommeds transfering all 3 given the chances of them taking we will be transfering all 3 and :pray: :pray: :pray: that the best situation happens.

    AFM-when you want :af: to stay away shes right there! when you are waiting it stays away. going crazy here waiting to get this show on the road! :cross: it comes tonight or tomorrow, last bcp was friday morning.
  197.  
    TTCHopeful

    TTCHopeful New Member

    mrsmelot - my heart aches for you and please know you are in my daily prayers for strength and for a wonderful blessing to occur next month!

    For those who are being secretive with family, how about "hiding" your lupron in something food related that would be just yours (like a bag of wrapped chocolates or something)? You could make a point of saying - ME ONLY! or something. I think the shots would be easier to hide, but finding a way to store the Lupron would be the toughie (except that it is a small vial and could easily be hidden). Hope you all make it through and keep the secret intact!


    AFM - I know I shouldn't be concerned, but how will I know when :af: actually starts? I've been spotting daily ever since I start the Lupron (on Tuesday). My last BCP was Saturday morning, and I've continued to have the same spotting.
  198.  
    rewertsx2

    rewertsx2 New Member

    TTCHopeful - my spotting got heavy and bright red. Since I had been spotting too, it didn't last long, only about 1.5 d ays and then was completely gone. I would count :af: as any significant amount of spotting....
  199.  
    HOPE+FAITH

    HOPE+FAITH New Member

    mrsmelot - thinking of you during this difficult week..

    osaphia - My RE told me that with transferring 3 embryo's there is only a 3-5% chance all 3 will take. This will be our 4th transfer, we have transferred 2 embryos the previous 3 transfers and have decided to transfer 3 this time. I would love twins, so the higher possibility of twins doesn't bother me at all.

    babydust - That is tough when you want to transfer 2 and DH only wants to transfer 1. Transferring 2 gives you such a better chance of pregnancy. I am 5'1" 105lbs and my doctor didn't seem at all concerned with me carrying twins, just said he wants to avoid triplets or more. I know a lady who was my size and carried triplets just fine! I think your body adjusts however it needs to.

    staceface - :welcome: I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope your beta goes to 0 really soon so you can join us with a Dec FET! You are so strong for jumping right back in!

    AFM: I started Lupron on Friday, that is going good so far. No side effects yet, other than a little more emotional that usual (I cried while watching the Voice elimination show yesterday.. When they were announcing who made it to the top 10, not when they were eliminating.. LOL). Today was my last day of BCP!! YAY!!!
  200.  
    ~Twilight~

    ~Twilight~ New Member

    I plan on keeping my lupron in a insullated lunch bag in with my clothes.

    I spotted EVERYDAY while on BCP and until :af: arrived. I called about it and they said not to worry. Now that :af: has left, the spotting has ended too.
  201.  
    saysyou

    saysyou New Member

    First Sonogram

    Good and bad day so far. Started my estrace, getting to cut down my luprin to 10 from 20ccs today,and had my first sonogram. My lining is at 9. I think that's good but I don't know for sure.
    The bad is that my blood pressure is pretty high and my chest is hurting again, the heartburn.
  202.  
    rewertsx2

    rewertsx2 New Member

    Twilight - I had planned on the same thing, but I'm freaked out, what if my luggage gets lost?
  203.  
    Lynn4hope

    Lynn4hope New Member

    Dec 13 FET

    Just laying in bed reading the forum. I have my baseline u/s on Thanksgiving. Getting ready to start my shots and end bcp tomorrow!

    I haven't written a signature with my history yet. I've had 1 natural pregnancy (my miracle), 3 miscarriages (1- 14 weeks; 2 chemical); 2 unsuccessful IUI cycles; 1 fresh ivf cycle that ended in chem pregnancy; 6 frosties waiting for me.

    I'm nervous about another let down. I'm tired and I just want the time to pass more quickly like everyone else. :-(
  204.  
    mommywantsanother

    mommywantsanother New Member

    Hi Ladies,
    I'm not sure if I should be in the November FET or December FET thread, so hopefully, I can hang out with you guys. I started November, but my cycle begins next week, so they are way ahead of me. Anyway...my meds arrive tomorrow and I'm so nervous all of a sudden. It's a big secret. Only Hubby and I know..and YOU guys :) so, that's the hardest part for me. Well, wishing everyone lots of :bsv:
  205.  
    MyTime2BAMommy?

    MyTime2BAMommy? New Member

    Med travel

    If you ever used the follistim pen you can use that case with a thin ice pack in the mesh pocket. Worked great for me :) I would have an anxiety attack if it weren't with me.
  206.  
    saysyou

    saysyou New Member

    Welcome

    :welcome:mommywantsanother and Lynforhope. Mommy when is your transfer date? Lyn you are so right. Waiting and hoping are so tough. I feel the same way.
  207.  
    KRuss0409

    KRuss0409 New Member

    Hi girls! As you can see on my signature my FET is scheduled for 11/30 so I am behind in the November thread but ahead of you guys so maybe I will float between.

    Wishing you all :bsv: !

    MrsMelot - Thinking of you and your dh at this time. I experienced something similar with my son Myka in 2005. His birthday was 11/5 and he would have been 7. Really hard to believe how fast time flies by!
  208.  
    mrsmelot120603

    mrsmelot120603 New Member

    Still waiting....................

    KRuss0409, Lynn4hope & mommywantsanother-:welcome:

    KRuss0409-thank you, the days are getting rougher as Thursday approaches. I hope it is gentle on you also.

    HOPE+FAITH-thank you. :cheer: for last bcp. i hope you stay symptomless, the lupron makes me sleepy and nauseas.

    AFM- last bcp was Friday and i'm still very impatiently waiting on :af: to show. I'm sure thats why it isn't but i've usually started by now. I think I may give a call to the Dr. just to see what they say.

    :cross: and :pray: that my cycle starts SOON!!!!!!
    :grouphug: ladies.
  209.  
    justvee

    justvee New Member

    Extra Meds

    (Pregnancy Mentioned)

    Hello All, I have completed a round of failed IVE and a successful FET cycle after a year of trying. I have 1 vial of Bravelle, 1 vial of PIO, and 1 vial of del estrogen. If anyone is in need of meds please let me know. The PIO and Del Estrogen are missing the caps because I popped the caps off not realizing my last day had passed. If anyone is in need of any of these meds please let me know and I will ship them to you free of charge.
  210.  
    BABYDUSTPLS1

    BABYDUSTPLS1 New Member

    Hi Ladies!
    No time for personals today but just wanted to say hi and let you all know I am reading and keeping up with your posts. You are all in my thoughts :).

    Thanks for all the tips about traveling with the shots as well as dealing with the IL's. I thought the BCP on the counter was funny. Just my luck, my SIL wants to go out for margarita's.....and I'm thinking seriously?! ughhh. How do I get out of this one!?!

    Why are the holidays so stressful...they're suppose to be fun like when we were kids! I'm so ready for 2012 to be over with some good news!!!

    **Hugs**
  211.  
    mrsmelot120603

    mrsmelot120603 New Member

    I don't know how you ladies keep it hush, i don't know what the heck i would do without the support from my close family and friends.
  212.  
    mrsmelot120603

    mrsmelot120603 New Member

    :cheer: 1 step closer!!!!!!! :af: has showed!!!!!!! I will be calling my RE in the morning to get in for my baseline and start my estrogen patches. After them emotional afternoon i've had, I needed this news!
  213.  
    ~Twilight~

    ~Twilight~ New Member

    I am driving so it won't be an issue. Can you bring it in a carry on bag?
  214.  
    saysyou

    saysyou New Member

    Yay

    :clap:Mrs.merlot on :af:arriving.
  215.  
    BABYDUSTPLS1

    BABYDUSTPLS1 New Member

    Yay!!! Time to get this show on the road! :)
  216.  
    babyaloha

    babyaloha New Member

    yay!!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
  217.  
    Heather1977

    Heather1977 New Member

    Hi all!

    Joining the thread because I have an FET scheduled for Dec. 3. I started my Estrace, twice daily, and up it to three times a day starting this Friday. They'll check my lining that day for progress...

    Our big decision is transferring only one. When we did IVF in 2009, we were blessed that our lone embryo we transferred (I developed moderate OHSS, so doc was only comfortable doing one) split and gave us wonderful identical twin boys. But we are wondering if I might have a propensity for this, and if we put in two, what if we get three? I don't mean to sound ungrateful; I'm not, and obviously if that happened we'd love them, but with the economy being what it is, our resources only extend so far and we don't have family nearby, so we debated whether it was foolhardy to put in more than one. It's a tough call. We still have several on ice, so if this one doesn't work, we could adjust our approach on a future cycle, I guess. Again... we really went back and forth about it.

    Very excited, though, and I'm planning to eat all the same stuff I did last time. Night-of, it was pork and grilled pineapple (someone had heard an urban legend that pineapple is a "sticky food"), and then queso and macarons on Day 2. Tasty superstitions! :

    Hope everyone in here is progressing okay. It's hard to catch up on who everyone is and how they're doing, and when everything is happening.
  218.  
    BABYDUSTPLS1

    BABYDUSTPLS1 New Member


    :welcome: Heather1977!!
    We both transfer on the same day!!! Glad to have a transfer day buddy.
    I just upped my estrodial pills to 3x a day. And in a few days i will be doubling the dose. So sweet that you have twins :). It def is a tough decision to put 1 or 2. Praying in either case it just works! I started eating pineapple as of last week. Just a few pieces a day. Not sure how effective it is but I'm hopeful :)!
  219.  
    BABYDUSTPLS1

    BABYDUSTPLS1 New Member


    :welcome: Heather1977!!
    We both transfer on the same day!!! Glad to have a transfer day buddy.
    I just upped my estrodial pills to 3x a day. And in a few days i will be doubling the dose. So sweet that you have twins :). It def is a tough decision to put 1 or 2. Praying in either case it just works! I started eating pineapple as of last week. Just a few pieces a day. Not sure how effective it is but I'm hopeful :)!
  220.  
    BABYDUSTPLS1

    BABYDUSTPLS1 New Member


    :welcome: Heather1977!!
    We both transfer on the same day!!! Glad to have a transfer day buddy.
    I just upped my estrodial pills to 3x a day. And in a few days i will be doubling the dose. So sweet that you have twins :). It def is a tough decision to put 1 or 2. Praying in either case it just works! I started eating pineapple as of last week. Just a few pieces a day. Not sure how effective it is but I'm hopeful :)!
  221.  
    mrsmelot120603

    mrsmelot120603 New Member

    Heather1977-:welcome: and feel free to update the flow sheet and try to get as up to date with us as you can off of it.
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    HOPE+FAITH

    HOPE+FAITH New Member

    mrsmelot - YAY for :af:!!
    :welcome: to all the new ladies!!!! The Dec spreadsheet, which is in a couple of our signatures, is a good place to catch up on everyone and add your own info too!

    Heather1977 - I have heard pineapple helps with implantation too! I've been having pineapple smoothies every morning. I plan on doing the pineapple core thing (cut the core into 5 sections and eat one section a day starting day of transfer). I have also heard grape juice, so I plan on drinking lots of that before and after transfer too!
  223.  
    MyTime2BAMommy?

    MyTime2BAMommy? New Member

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Happy Thanksgiving Ladies, to you and your families!!!! Good luck on upcoming transfers!!!!! :bsv:
  224.  
    BabyFish

    BabyFish New Member

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I am so grateful for this incredible support and companionship i find on these pages! Big hug everyone!!!
    I have a good news - rewertsx2 and other gals who gave me hope - thank you! It does look like number2 is catching up... On Wed, one was 7w4 and the other 7w1. HB 160 and 132. The doc wasn't concerned. I brought my husband for the first time - we were both overwhelmed... Telling our parents today. I know we are so so far from relaxing, but i want to have a good news to share after such a tough year.
    :grouphug:
  225.  
    saysyou

    saysyou New Member

    Awesome

    :clap:Awesome news Babyfish. That's wonderful. And Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
    AFM, I increase my estrace to two pills today, Lupron at 10. I ended up telling my MIL about the fertility treatments. It wasn't that she caught me taking the pills or the shots. It was that she was worried about me; you know how it is, the meds take a toll on us. It went really well.
    Me: 45 PCOS, ARI, First time FET
    DH: 33 perfect in every way.
  226.  
    HOPE+FAITH

    HOPE+FAITH New Member

    Babyfish - great news!!!

    Started AF this morning, one step closer!!
  227.  
    BABYDUSTPLS1

    BABYDUSTPLS1 New Member

    Yay!!! :)
  228.  
    BABYDUSTPLS1

    BABYDUSTPLS1 New Member

    thankful...

    Thankful for these forums and having all of you as my closest confidants! Wouldn't have been able to get through this journey without you ladies!

    Wishing you all a happy thanksgiving with your loved ones! **hugs**
  229.  
    BabyFish

    BabyFish New Member

    gals, thank you so much for cheering me on!
    Really excited and cautiously optimistic at the same time:)
    Congrats on moving closer to the T-ransfer Day! November has just a week left...
    sending :bsv: :bsv: :bsv:
  230.  
    rewertsx2

    rewertsx2 New Member

    BabyFish - yea!!!!:clap: so excited for you!!!
  231.  
    BabyFish

    BabyFish New Member

    rewertsx2 - thank you thank you thank you!!!! I am incredulous at the moment that it is actually happening. :flower:
    looking for a ob/gyn now, hope that once i start going to a regular office, things will feel real...
    how did it go with the in-laws? hope you were able to keep things private!
  232.  
    babyaloha

    babyaloha New Member

    Yay!! Congrats!!!!!!!!!!:clap: :clap: :clap:
  233.  
    mrsmelot120603

    mrsmelot120603 New Member

    Baseline ultrasound was today and started 3 estrodial patches changed out every 3 days. I go back next thursday for a lining check and to start progesterone.
  234.  
    Godslove

    Godslove New Member

    Happy late Thanksgiving

    I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! I have been a little under the weather and had to work today so just now getting to sit in bed with hubby and rest.

    Babyfish- :cheer: I am so happy for you. That is such an amazing blessing. I will keep you in my prayers that all continues to go well:)

    Mrsmelot- every appt is one day closer wishing you all the blessings to come in December.

    Saysyou- I know it is probably a great relief to tell family. We aren't telling anyone so it is pretty tough sometimes.

    Afm- I go on Monday for first ultrasound and hopefully will be able to stop pill wait for period and start estrace. I have my half marathon on Sunday prayers I feel better and can complete it:)
  235.  
    saysyou

    saysyou New Member

    Goodluck

    Godslove. Hope you're feeling better and good luck on the marathon. Praying for you.
  236.  
    BABYDUSTPLS1

    BABYDUSTPLS1 New Member

    BabyFish - congrats dear :)! that is super exciting especially after what you've been through the past month or so! enjoy this moment.

    Godslove - enjoy the marathon!

    kruss - hi girlie :) good to see you here. I'm on both nov/dec (and oct) threads too!

    Hope you all had a great holiday!

    AFM: I survived the SIL visiting and the 10 days of hanging with in-laws, yay. What a relief. how'd it go for the rest of you that were also hiding out with needles :). I had an emotional break down this morning. I guess as the day gets closer the fear of "i hope this works" gets into my head. It's been tough pushing off travel plans and being local in order to do the injections (since no body knows we're going through this). And the constant excuses with family & friends is hard. And I just want to start a family so badly...I can just see it (probably more rosy in my head :)). Anyway, I think I was long overdue for my emotional break down lol - so I'm glad it happened. 2 weeks from now...i'll be PUPO!!!

    hugs to all!
  237.  
    saysyou

    saysyou New Member

    emotional meltdown

    Babydustpls1, everyone deserves a meltdown now and then, especially with everything we're going through. I'm impressed that you've only had one. I swear I have one a day. lol.
    AFM, today was better. My blood pressure was better today. No headaches or heartburn. Tomorrow I go up to 3 estrace tablets and still do the 10 units of lupron. I have my second ultrasound on Monday. Hoping and praying that my blood pressure continues to improve and that my lining is where it's suppose to be so there's no reason for the doctor to stop me. Only one week and four days to go. Beginning to get excited. :nerd:
  238.  
    BabyFish

    BabyFish New Member

    Godslove- thank you for keeping me in your prayers! Best of luck on Sunday - it is so amazing that u r doing it! Hope u will do well and get all charged for monday!

    Babydustpls1 - :grouphug: meltdowns are allowed. Really, this is one of the hardest things ever we are going through in our adult lives and marriages, and the fact that it is surrounded w secrecy and hiding and all the waiting - this is so draining. I know exactly what u r talking about. I hope u better now... Sending big hug your way!
    Just think in 2 weeks PUPO!!!!
  239.  
    justbreathe

    justbreathe New Member

    Hi everyone!

    Hope everyone had a great holiday. We've have family visiting since Wednesday so my time at the computer has been limited. I've missed keeping up with what is going on with you all!

    Babyfish...What great news. Congrats, girl! I will continue to pray for two strong, growing babies!

    Godslove...good luck with the marathon! I have so much respect for you...hoping you feel well day of!

    babydustpls1...like the others have said, meltdowns are par for the course and are completely validated. The level of hormones, the stress of a cycle, the anticipation, the unknown...it's scary and overwhelming. Hope you're feeling good!

    saysyou...sharing your excitement and glad you're feeling better!

    Mrsmerlot & Hope + Faith...yay for :af:! You're on you're way! I'm right there with you girls. One step closer!

    Sorry to anyone I missed...tricky with personals when I've been away for a few days...thinking of you ALL, though!

    AFM, :af:arrived on Tuesday and I was excited to be moving forward. However, I'm stressing quite a bit b/c I am currently doing out of town monitoring. Yesterday, I went to the clinic where I'm living now for a scan and then had to go to a separate lab for b/w since it was considered a holiday. Well, turns out the clinic NEVER sent my scan results to my home clinic back in NJ where I'll be doing the transfer. I am livid. Praying that it hasn't compromised this cycle. Spoke to my hometown nurse and was told to start delestrogen injections tonight and to reduce my Lupron to .5 (So glad! Those lupon headaches are the worst!). I go back Tuesday for monitoring and then the rest of my monitoring will likely be in NJ since we are going back Thursday. Just praying that everything will work out. I'm a ball of nerves!

    Sorry for the novel...thanks for listening!

    Hugs to all:grouphug:
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    saysyou

    saysyou New Member

    Positive Thoughts

    Justbreathe, :) Just keep telling yourself that everything is fine. One scan not getting to your clinic in the long run probably won't affect anything. And congrats on cutting down on the Lupron. I know what you mean about those headaches. Goodluck on Tuesday.
  241.  
    Lynn4hope

    Lynn4hope New Member

    Yay!

    I'm so happy to log on and see that great news! I took my 1st delestrogen IM shot on turkey day. Have another tonight. Time is passing by a little faster these days! I hope all the ladies who have transfers the beginning of Dec are ready and I'm sending everyone sticky vibes!:bsv:
  242.  
    Swissmama

    Swissmama New Member

    Introduction

    I am looking for some extra support as we start our 8th (!) IVF cycle of the year. I have read through all of your posts and this looks like a great group. Mind if I join in?

    We have a fabulous 25 mo DS and we've been TTC#2 since Jan. We had 6 BFNs for the first 6 cycles and then had a BFP that ended in a chemical pregnancy with our last FET. It was the first cycle that we'd used AH for and I was so sure that the pregnancy was the real deal and crushed to find out I was wrong at 5wks as the beta started dropping. I was able to stop meds on Friday as the beta was down to 8. I would have been 6wk tomorrow :(

    We've decided to do another FET right away with no break and I hope that was a good decision. AF just arrived today so I am back on the patches. My protocol is shorter than most of what you all have mentioned - estrogen patches starting with cycle day 1, US day 13, progestin suppositories once the lining's OK, and a 3dt around day 18. We're planning on using AH again (zona thinning, to be more precise). Beta should be right around Christmas. Hoping for a positive that sticks!

    Good luck to all of you!!!
  243.  
    rewertsx2

    rewertsx2 New Member

    Godslove - how did the half marathon go? Where you able to run it?

    justbreathe - just be glad that it was this scan that this didn't send results for, later ones are more important and now you know to double check!

    Swissmama - :welcome: I hope that this is the cycle that works for you!!!

    BABYDUSTPLS1 - I don't know how you have made it this far without a breakdown, 10 days of inlaws is bound to give you a breakdown!!!

    AFM - I survived my trip and kept things private! I took my lupron in my carryon and then kept it in a container in the fridge at the beach house we were at and no one ever asked!!! I only had to deal with inlaws for 5 days, but that was enough! The Oregon coast was beautiful, but very glad to be home again. Especially since we almost missed our plane - like Home Alone style running to the gate kind of almost missing the plane! We were the last ones to board with 10 minutes before take off and DH drove 15 over the speed limit the whole way there, all because my sister in law assured us that 3 hours before plane left was plently of time. Grr.... During the trip I went from estrace 1x a day to now 2x a day. I have a u/s tomorrow to check everything and if that all checks out next weekend I increase estrace, stop lupron, and begin PIO. I can't believe the transfer is less than 2 weeks away - I'm getting so nervous and excited!!!
  244.  
    saysyou

    saysyou New Member

    welcome

    :welcome:Swissmama. Here's hoping this month is successful for us all. :pray:
  245.  
    BABYDUSTPLS1

    BABYDUSTPLS1 New Member

    Welcome home! Sounds like you had an adventurous ending to your trip :). Funny that I just watched Home Alone on tv last night so I can imagine you running through the airport. Glad you survived the trip, the in-laws and most importantly keeping everything a secret (not sure which one was the toughest lol). I also have my 3/3 US tomorrow morning! I'm excited and nervous as well...hopefully my ovaries are still quiet - my Lupron doses haven't been as timely as I wanted them to be with all the family outings but hopefully it's ok. Some days we did them at 7PM others not till 10:30PM. I'm hoping tomorrow is my last day of Lupron! And I should be starting PIO Tuesday - ahh...pain in the butt (pun intended) lol. But I was telling DH that I'm just so excited and wishful that this will work! Good luck with your appointment tomorrow,keep us posted. Enjoy winding down from your triP!
  246.  
    saysyou

    saysyou New Member

    update

    Just got back from my us. My lining is at 15.1. We are full steam ahead for transfer on the 5th. Woohoo. :)
  247.  
    BabyFish

    BabyFish New Member

    Saysyou - nice numbers! I barely made it to 12 at the transfer day...
    Babydust and Rewertsx2 - good luck today!
  248.  
    BABYDUSTPLS1

    BABYDUSTPLS1 New Member

    3/3 Ultra Sound update

    Thanks BabyFish!

    Rewertsx2 - how'd yours go?!!!

    saysyou - wowzers! your lining sounds like it's nice and plush for baby! that's great!

    AFM - my lining seems to look great when looking at the ultra sound but when the doc measured it, it still seemed thin (to me). The doc said not to worry and that it could just be the positioning of the US wand and the uterus. But mine measured at a few different angles ranged from 7.5 to 9. Hoping that is enough for my embabies! I'm still awaiting my blood report but as of now I get to move forward with the transfer a week from today!:clap: Today will be the last day of Lupron. Tomorrow I start PIO, Medrol and the vaginal inserts of prometrium.
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    saysyou

    saysyou New Member

    :cheer:Yay Babydustpls1. According to my doc, those numbers of yours are good. :nerd: Only one week from today! I'm so excited for you. :pray:

    And thanks babyfish and babydustpls1. I'm getting really excited now.
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    rewertsx2

    rewertsx2 New Member

    My lining is progressing nicely! I am set to start PIO Saturday and transfer next Friday!!!

    BABYDUSTPLS1 - yea for your #'s! I can't believe your transfer is in a week! It seems like this process takes so long and then all of a sudden transfer date is here!!!!

    BabyFish - just curious how you are feeling, hoping the morning sickness is staying away!

    Saysyou - sounds like you have a nice home for embabies!!!
  251.  
    Heatha981

    Heatha981 New Member

    Hello Everyone!

    After two cancelled FETs I am hoping December is my lucky month as it was for me 5 years ago when I got pregnant with my son.

    It is all so exciting but I am so nervous!

    I am hoping we all are able to have the one Christmas present we want this year!
  252.  
    justbreathe

    justbreathe New Member

    Heatha981...:welcome:

    rewertsx2...Yippee!! You're on your way! So glad to hear today went well!

    Babydust...1 week! So exciting.

    Saysyou...Holy lining, Batman! That is one cushy home for your embabies! Any secrets??? lol So excited for you! Thanks for your sweet encouragement the other day. I'm feeling more at ease.

    Hope all the other ladies are feeling well and getting excited as we all get closer!

    AFM, going back for my second scan and b/w tomorrow. A little apprehensive b/c I have to bring my daughter. I've got the first appointment of the day so hopefully we will be in and out. I plan to wait for them to fax the results to my NJ clinic so I can rest assured it gets to my doc. I spoke with him today and he told me that if he doesn't get the scan results ASAP he can't effectively do my cycle. Fingers crossed :cross: Feeling good and getting excited.

    :grouphug: to all!
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    Godslove

    Godslove New Member

    Rewertsx2- the 1/2 marathon went great. I did a relay son I ran 6.55 miles. I have been sick with a cold and trying to recover from the run so I am glad I did it but don't plan on running for a while just my daily speed walks.

    Heatha981-:welcome: Praying for your christmas wish to be answered.

    Babydust- one step closer :clap:

    Swissmama- :welcome:

    Afm: had my baseline today and everything looked great- just took my last birth control :clap: I now wait for :af: And will then start estrace 3 times a day. My husband is out of town on business trip this week so hoping I get feeling better by weeks end. Several of you are getting so close I will say daily prayers for you!
  254.  
    justbreathe

    justbreathe New Member

    Just checking in...Hope you are all having a good Tuesday!

    Had 2nd scan today and lining was 6.7. Seems like it's thicker than it was at this point in my last FET. Waiting for instructions now from my hometown clinic. Assume I'll have one more scan before starting PIO and finding out ET date.

    I was so uneasy about bringing my daughter to the clinic but it all worked out. Grateful for that.

    Positive thoughts and prayers to all!
    :grouphug:
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    saysyou

    saysyou New Member

    I can never think of a title.

    LOL wish I did have some secret but my lining has never really been my issue. Nope, I'm just older than dirt, eggs are dusty and hard. Okay maybe that's not the technical terms for it :) I'm sure my PCOS hasn't helped me in the past and my luteal phase isn't consistent. Hoping the progesterone helps with that. I've never taken that before. Start on Friday.
    Glad you got your results sent off today.
    Godslove, congrats on the marathon.
    And :welcome:to the new ladies.
  256.  
    Hopingandpraying4#2

    Hopingandpraying4#2 New Member

    Hi ladies, I hope you don't mind if I join your group! Got my :bfn: today for my first IVF. As disappointed as I am, I am so thankful that we have two snowbabies! So we intend on jumping into a FET asap! I meet with my RE on Friday so I am hoping that Dec will be our month!:babydust:
  257.  
    it'stime

    it'stime New Member

    Hopingandpraying4#2 - I'm so sorry to hear you received a BFN today, hang in there. It's great that you're thinking positive and planning on getting right back to the process again. :)

    I went to the doctor today for my ultrasound and bloodwork and they told me my lining was thin (4.6) and I now have to take estrace twice a day along with the vivelle patches and lupron. I am now a bit worried because this is my fifth time going through this but never had a thin lining before. My normal RE was not in today so another RE called me back with results and when I asked her what does a thin lining mean..bad or good she said I've seen it happen before. I was a bit dissapointed with the lack of information she provided and was a bit rude. Oh well, I will not let her get under my skin because I'm trying to stay relaxed through this process. Has anyone else had this problem of a thin lining?


    December FET's almost here! Praying for a BFP for everyone! :cross:


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    HOPE+FAITH

    HOPE+FAITH New Member

    :welcome: to the new ladies!

    it'stime - I'm sorry about your lining results. It is so annoying when they only give you the basic and don't explain. You have over a week until your transfer, I think that should be plenty of time to get your lining built up with the extra estrogen.

    Hopingandpraying4#2 - I'm so sorry about your BFN today :( Good for you for jumping right back in to another cycle! Fingers crossed you get to do a Dec transfer with us!!

    Congrats to all the girls who have got good lining results!!!

    AFM - I started Estrace pills (2 pills 2x day) and Vivelle Patches (3 patches, change every Mon-Wed-Fri) this morning. I still have 2 weeks of the Lupron. The headaches are annoying! I go for ultrasound & b/w next Fri the 7th.
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    BABYDUSTPLS1

    BABYDUSTPLS1 New Member

    :welcome: - Hopingandpraying4#2, Heatha981 and anyone else I missed!

    HOPE+FAITH - you're almost done with Lupron! hang in there. If you can you might want to put the estrace pills in those med containers...I had many days where I just couldn't remember if I took the pills or not in the afternoon. It all starts to blur especially as the doses change. With the Mon-Sun pill boxes I put the daily tablets in there at the beginning of the week and it was easier to track without hurting my already hurting head :).

    it'stime - I'm sure the supplements will get your lining up! Don't let the RE get to you...hopefully between Google and all the forum gals you get your answer about your lining.

    justbreathe - glad it worked out with your DD at the appointment! Yes, they usually give you some time to let your lining grow because once you start PIO it doesn't grow anymore.

    Godslove - thank you for your prayers! Yay for a baseline. Hope it's the last time you have to wait for AF :). And same tip for you on the Estrace pills as for HOPE+FAITH.

    AFM - I started the Endometrium vaginal tablets...and all I can say...is yuck! The first one this morning wasn't so bad except for the fact that it was really WIERD! But in the afternoon when I put in the second one...[TMI]...it was gross because of the discharge produced from the first one. I have one more to go tonight, grrr! Also, have PIO and medrol tonight too. Got into an annoying fight with DH last night...Sometimes it just feels like we're so alone in this. And they just don't get it. Then all the meds and hormones and emotions mixed into it makes it 100xs worse. ahh! :pray: this works......it's really taking a toll on us.
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    saysyou

    saysyou New Member

    Hang in there babydust

    A virtual hug to you. It sounds like you could use one. I'm sorry you've had such a difficult day, but just hang in there. You're almost there. And while it may seem like you're in this all alone, you're not. I've felt the same way some times. After all we're the ones getting stuck and pumped full of meds, but I try to remember that our dh/so are just trying to survive the minefield that the hormones have left in our wake.
    Feel better. Tomorrow is a new day.
  261.  
    BABYDUSTPLS1

    BABYDUSTPLS1 New Member

    Thanks hun! I needed that. I don't know what I'd do without you ladies. You're right...tomorrow is a new day!
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    justbreathe

    justbreathe New Member

    Hopingandpraying4#2...So sorry for your BFN, but how great that you're able to jump back in the game with an FET! Hope December is your month! Glad to have you here :)

    Itstime...I know it's disappointing to hear that your lining is thin but there is still time for it to thicken some. Hopefully the added estrace will make the difference. Stay postiive and don't let that rude RE frustrate you...I know it's hard. I'm sure if you search the FET success board you'll see stories of BFPs with thin linings! :pray: for you!

    Hope + Faith...Ugh, those **** Lupron headaches! They are awful, but the end is in sight! I just reduced to .5 and it's made all the difference in the world! Next week will be here before you know it!

    Babydustplus1...thanks, girl! And eww, the vaginal tablets are so gross! I am not looking forward to them at all! I'm sorry you had a tough day. These are hard, stressful times. The hormones, the uncertainty, the worrying. Just know, you aren't alone...though you feel like it, we are always here for :pray: and :cheer: and :grouphug:.

    Hope everyone is feeling good. I take my 2nd delestogen injection tomorrow and then I'll be able to do my next scan and b/w Saturday morning once we get home to NJ. Yea! I asked my nurse and she thinks transfer will be next Thursday or Friday :woohoo:

    Have a good night!
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    babyaloha

    babyaloha New Member

    Hi ladies! I a bit jealous you all are having lining checks. I wish I knew how mine was doing. I go in for a check this friday (praying all is well) then start the PIO.

    Is anyone feeling more emotional on the estrace tablets then they ever were on stims? Seriously struggling with emotions...over ridiculous things.

    Prayers and baby dust for all!!!!!
  264.  
    Heather1977

    Heather1977 New Member

    I had a u/s on the 23rd with a 10 mm lining, after being on estrace twice a day. Then the doc put me on it three times a day until the 29th, which is Thursday; I go in that morning for another u/s and then presumably if all is well I scale back to 2x a day with the Estrace and add 3x vaginal progesterone and then three days of a shot, before my 12/3 FET.

    Not looking forward to being chained to 3x daily vaginal progesterone insertions. Blech. But at least I work from home. My sister had to do hers in an office building. Not fun.

    Fun to hear how everyone is progressing. Really happy vibes in here! And I totally plan to try the pineapple core thing. It certainly can't hurt, and can only help, right?
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    Heatha981

    Heatha981 New Member

    On Monday I was changed from 2 Lupron shots a day to one, started estrace again 1mg 2x day. The headaches & mood swings are annoying but whatever it takes! My lining on Monday was 6.3 which surprised me because that was my problem in October. I go back for b/w & ultrasound on 12/8. I'm praying I get the go ahead this month.
    What are the patches for that I've read you girls have? My RE never has mentioned these to me.
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    mrsmelot120603

    mrsmelot120603 New Member

    :welcome: to the new ladies, i'm glad everyone is moving along nicely.

    AFM- I'm freaking out at the moment, I went to take my lupron dose and realized I was using a bottle from my med box in the fridge from my fresh cycle last November that I used to make mini lupron and on top of that the expiration date was last month. I didn't know the bottle was in there and I don't know how many days I've been using it. I'm calling my RE's office when they open but what do you ladies think?
  267.  
    Hopingandpraying4#2

    Hopingandpraying4#2 New Member

    Thanks for the welcome ladies!! I really don't know much about FET as I have never had one, so I am trying to educate myself! How long do they usually wait between an IVF cycle and a FET? I only got my :bfn: yesterday and I am already CD3. I have an appointment to see my RE on Friday but I am wondering if I should just call the nurse today and ask if I should be starting on any meds now! I just am really eager to keep going as I am physically and mentally ready to just dive into another month...or am I being too gung ho?? I just hate the waiting game (which as you all know we constantly do). Anyway, I plan to just hang out with you ladies and learn as much as I can about the process...even if my tansfer is not for a few months (boooo).
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    MyTime2BAMommy?

    MyTime2BAMommy? New Member

    I think it is very admirable and sedulous of you to dive right back in!!! I couldn't do that. I don't have that mental strength, so i applaud you. My RE said he wanted us to do our 1st FET ASAP which would be after 2 "normal" periods which would've put us at september/october schedule. But as I said before, i couldn't handle that emotionally so we waited about 5 months. I still don't think we are "ready" but I think ready as we can be. We can have our baby if we don't take the chance and I have a better support system this time around.
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    KRuss0409

    KRuss0409 New Member

    Hey girls!

    It'stime - Sorry your lining checkup wasn't so great, hopefully it will improve quickly

    Hoping - so sorry for the BFN, I know how tough that is. My RE had me go through to AF then started BCP and my FET cycle. That gave my body the month of October to drop all of my numbers to 0. You have to do what is right for you. For us, we decided we wanted to try again as soon as possible so this is it :)

    Babydust - I have had several stupid arguments with DH and they all end with me telling him I am on an incredible amount of medication that is messing with my hormones then he leaves me alone :) He loves me tons and would and does do anything he can for me but sometimes they forget what we go through everyday.

    Heather - I am doing 2x a day crinone and someone on the NovFET board said to do the "scoop method" every other day in the shower... thought I would share since no one told me that. Probably because it's gross!

    Heatha - I was on Vivelle patches (estogen) on my fresh cycle and now am on Climara patches on this cycle. I wear them in conjunction with taking the Estridol pills 2x daily. You might want to ask your RE about them.

    AFM - nothing new really just taking my zillion pills everyday and waiting for my FET on Friday at 12:30. I am really starting to feel hopeful and excited but trying to tell myself it is very possible it won't work again so I don't get my hopes up too high. UGH... the emotional rollercoaster we live on.
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    HOPE+FAITH

    HOPE+FAITH New Member

    KRuss - YAY your FET is almost here!!!! Good luck Friday!! :bsv:

    Heatha981 - The Vivelle patches are another form of Estrogen. My RE has me wearing the patches and also Estrace pills. Thankfully I don't have to do the 'inserts'.

    Babyaloha - I was feeling a little more emotional/hormonal with just the Lupron, I started estrogen yesterday and I am already feeling more emotional!!

    BabyDustPls - That's a GREAT idea about the med container, thank you!! I have a couple at home, so I will do that tonight. Sorry about your bad day yesterday and the fight with your husband. I hope your having a better day today! I think it's just part of the journey every month with all the meds/hormones, we just can't help it!! I know my husband is good most of the time about giving me my space when I'm acting all crazy bc of meds. Hang in there!!

    Justbreathe - Great news about your transfer possibly being next week, YAY!! :cheer:

    Mrsmelot - We have so many meds, it is so hard to keep everything straight!!! Did you get in touch with your RE's office? You could maybe try your pharmacy too if you don't hear back from RE.

    hopingandpraying - I think every person & clinic is different. I applaud you for wanting to jump right back in!!! I was the same way after my first IVF, I got my BFN in Dec and did FET in Feb. Good luck, hopefully they can get you going right away!
  271.  
    BABYDUSTPLS1

    BABYDUSTPLS1 New Member


    ah yikes! Hopefully you were able to get in touch with the RE. Here's a few things I found on doing a quick search (which I'm sure you've already done too!)

    Lupron - Los Angeles - Tarzana

    How to Store Lupron | eHow.com
    - Basically that it is not as effective.

    Neither really state any side harmful :(. keep us posted on what you hear!
  272.  
    Fluidity

    Fluidity New Member

    Long time lurker, first time poster

    Hello everyone,

    I first discovered this forum when I had just completed an IVF in July 2010 and was experiencing symptoms I later learned were from OHSS. The OHSS was awful but the forum was so helpful. I was so overjoyed that the IVF resulted in boy/girl twins born in March 2011.

    We have 9 frozen 3-day embryos from our IVF. I haven't been able to stop thinking about them since meeting my son and daughter. 9 little possibilities - who might they become? We would be utterly thrilled to meet someone else from those 9 if it is meant to be.

    My transfer day is this coming Monday, Dec. 3. We are thawing one straw of 3 embryos and putting in anybody who survives the thaw - so could be 1-3 embryos.

    My protocol seems really minimalist which I've been a little anxious about, but my ultrasound indicated a good lining thickness (although RE didn't give specifics.) I also saw what looked like two mature follicles on one ovary which made me worry I might have ovulated even though we thought the estradiol would suppress me.

    My RE checked my progesterone levels just in case and I haven't ovulated. I have since then been using an OPK just to check for an LH surge however unlikely because I am just really nervous.

    Anyway, that's me. I've enjoyed and appreciated reading about all of your different experiences. Thanks for sharing.
  273.  
    mrsmelot120603

    mrsmelot120603 New Member

    Talked to the nurse at the RE office she told me it's fine. It was in the fridge the whole year and it just expired. they make it not good after 30 days because of risk of bacteria but it was in box, cold, and looks clear with no floatys. :cross: they are right. She just told me to throw it and make sure i'm taking the good stuff from now on.
  274.  
    HOPE+FAITH

    HOPE+FAITH New Member

    mrsmelot120603 - Sooo glad they told you it wasn't a problem!!!

    Fluidity - :welcome:Your transfer date is almost here!!!! YAY! :cross:
  275.  
    staceface

    staceface New Member

    My husband prints a medication schedule for me because i cant remember taking pills either. It works though, i just check it off as i take them.

    hopingandpraying- I had a miscarriage just a few weeks ago and my RE says we can try again just as soon as my beta levels hit zero. He is constantly doing research and finds no reason to wait (but every doc has their opinion). We also wanted to try again just as soon as possible and i have a baseline u/s set for next monday. FET is set for Dec 17th which is about 1.5 months after our miscarriage. So glad to have something to look forward to.
  276.  
    BABYDUSTPLS1

    BABYDUSTPLS1 New Member

    :welcome:
    We are cycle buddies! I'm also transferring on Monday :clap:. 2 5AA blasts (I think they've started to hatch too).
  277.  
    SuzyQ15

    SuzyQ15 New Member

    Hi Girls ... Hope you don't mind me joining the thread. I will be doing FET #2 on December 14th assuming one or both of my two frosties thaw properly. As you can see from my signature line, I have had 2 early losses ttc #2 and am praying this third time will be the charm. Best of luck to everyone!! I promise to catch up on personals too. I like to know how everyone is doing :)
  278.  
    mrsmelot120603

    mrsmelot120603 New Member

    KRuss0409-:clap: for getting this month started for us, :cross: and :pray: all goes well!
    SuzyQ15 & Fluidity-:welcome: I hope this is all of our month for a :bfp: , its getting close.

    BABYDUSTPLS1 & Fluidity- :cheer: for transfer coming up quickly!

    Heatha981-i'm guessing your oral estrace is being used instead of the patches. my RE uses patches because orally you can't really control how your system digests it and soaks it in.
  279.  
    BABYDUSTPLS1

    BABYDUSTPLS1 New Member


    I won't lie....i'm excited!!! 2 more days and December will be here ladies! As nervous...cautious...scared and all those other negatives feelings I am....I'm just so excited to finally have my embabies in me and feel those precious feelings for the first time. It'll be up to the big guy as to whether they make themselves at home or not...but for now I'm just looking forward to that moment of being PUPO...beyond that it's mostly out of my control! And today I'm okay with that...(I'll be a different hypocritical nutcase next week :))
  280.  
    Fluidity

    Fluidity New Member

    BABYDUSTPLS1 - Yay for Monday. I am so happy to have a buddy. It is crazy that it is already here. It seemed like it would never come, now it feels shockingly real. I like the thoughts you shared about your readiness to be on to this next exciting step. Whatever happens we are doing everything we can. The rest, for the most part, is up to those embabies. We will move forward together! I hope we kick the month off with a streak of amazing luck that shines on us all.

    AFM: I am all geared up to start my progesterone suppositories tomorrow - yuck. I am not looking forward to it, but at the same time I am wishing that I will have to continue it for 10 weeks or so - as that is what will happen if this is a BFP. This estradiol makes me emotional, weepy, exhausted, and kind of spacey and forgetful. Oh and headaches...oh well. I am still so excited and happy to be on this journey.

    Oh and thank you to everyone for the warm welcome aboard!
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    HOPE+FAITH

    HOPE+FAITH New Member

    SuzyQ15 - :welcome: We are transferring the same day! YAY for a cycle buddy!!

    BABYDUSTPLS1 - Good for you for being so positive!!! I'm trying to be that way too, positive & hopeful. Soooo excited Dec is almost here!!!!
  282.  
    Hopingandpraying4#2

    Hopingandpraying4#2 New Member

    Phew! What a scare!! I find all the meds make me confused and that is something I would do too! Glad that everything worked out in the end! Good luck!
  283.  
    Hopingandpraying4#2

    Hopingandpraying4#2 New Member

    Yay! Oh my gosh you have a lot of snowbabies :clap: How many are you transferring? Good luck with everything:bsv: :bsv:
  284.  
    Hopingandpraying4#2

    Hopingandpraying4#2 New Member

    I am so sorry about your recent miscarriage:grouphug: Not an easy time, but glad that you have this transfer to look forward to. It definitely helps me to move on from those devastating times by focusing on the next step! I understand that some women need some time to physically and emotionally mend before they do! I am just so thankful that we have the opportunity to do a transfer! Sending you tons of well wishes :bsv: Good luck!
  285.  
    KRuss0409

    KRuss0409 New Member

    Staceface - I went to Walgreens and bought one of those huge pill boxes that have all 7 days and then they are broke into breakfast, lunch, dinner, bedtime. I was confused during my first IVF on what I had taken and when too. This has been a wonderful solution and I can pop out each day and toss it in my purse!

    Mrsmelot - Thanks for the well wishes, I am finding myself more excited than I really wanted to be for fear of disappointment... I'm sure you understand!

    AFM: Well tomorrow is the big day, I go in at 12:15 to pick up 2 of my kids! I ate pineapple all week and am headed downstairs in a minute for OJ. I plan to lay in bed the remainder of Friday with my legs elevated and let dh pamper me. I will go to the couch on Saturday for more rest... by Saturday night I will be SO BORED! Thank goodness I am a little more prepared with an aircard for my laptop, a hot spot borrowed from mom for the Ipad and some company on Sunday from mom to fill the time. PRAYING THESE KIDS STICK!!! PLEASE OH PLEASE!!! :bsv:
  286.  
    Hopingandpraying4#2

    Hopingandpraying4#2 New Member

    I am sooo excited for you! Good luck with everything tomorrow and enjoy lounging around over the next few days while the little ones settle in and get comfy! I don't think I took it easy enough when I did my IVF, which of course I blame for the failed cycle! Will definitely take it easy next time! Praying that all goes well and that this is your time :bsv: :bsv:
  287.  
    Sarayjr

    Sarayjr New Member

    Hi everyone!! Hope you don't mind me joining the thread. I am doing my 2nd FET, already started taking my meds (stradiol & Ganerelix) Good luck to everybody and :pray: for a great cycle and of course a:bfp:
  288.  
    HOPE+FAITH

    HOPE+FAITH New Member

    KRuss0409 - Good luck tomorrow!!! Sending you lots of baby dust and :bsv:!!!!!

    Sarayjr - :welcome: Good luck to you!! Hopefully you get the best Christmas gift ever!!
  289.  
    BABYDUSTPLS1

    BABYDUSTPLS1 New Member


    Yayyyy last day to go! Girl...do everything you've got to do today ...you've got a nice long 9 months ahead of you! Lots of prayers, hugs, excitement for you.
  290.  
    saysyou

    saysyou New Member

    Good Luck Girls

    kruss0409 Good Luck tomorrow. I'll be praying for you and sending you many good vibes.
    :bsv:
  291.  
    saysyou

    saysyou New Member

    Oops

    Babydustpls and Fluidity, I meant to include you both in my earlier post. Good luck on Monday. You all will be in my prayers and those same good vibes sent your way.:bsv:
  292.  
    Swissmama

    Swissmama New Member

    Hopingandtrying4#2 - I just wanted to let you know that I don't think you're at all crazy. I have always wanted to move ahead ASAP. My RE generally recommends 1 AF between a fresh and a frozen but did give me permission to do an FET right after a fresh last time around. The only problem was that I'd started AF already so by the time I had my beta I was already in cycle day 2 or 3 so I was worried that would mess everything else (my protocol is estrogen patches starting day 1 and then progestin closer to the FET date). You may have already given us an update but I wanted to give you my 2 cents. Hope the FET is your golden cycle - it's all that's ever worked for us.

    Thanks to all of you for welcoming me to the group, BTW. I saw the RE earlier this week because AF has been very light and I expected a lot more after being on meds for nearly 6 wks (chemical). He drew blood and had me come in for an US and said that everything was fine. I'll have my next US 1 wk from tomorrow.
  293.  
    KRuss0409

    KRuss0409 New Member

    You girls are terrific! Thank you for all the support and kind words!!! I really hope I can start December off with some good news and then you will all follow!!! :clap:
  294.  
    SuzyQ15

    SuzyQ15 New Member

    Kruss- Good Luck Tomorrow!! :cross: :cross:

    Babydust & Fluidity- For once, Monday will be a good day!!

    Hope+Faith- Yeah cycle buddy!!

    Swissmama- Glad to hear you can start your new cycle!

    Sarayjr- Good luck!!

    Saysyou- I love the name!

    Mrsmerlot- Thanks for the welcome!

    Hoping&Praying- I am with you on the moving on quickly! Unfortunately, my doc not so much. I would have done my FET's back to back but he wanted to make sure everything was okay. Oh well! Here we go again!

    AFM- I went to my first acupuncture appointment today. My nurse suggested it just to try something new. I told her the stress alone after having 2 m/c's made me want to try it. It was really cool and I actually relaxed quite a bit. I go back on Saturday for another appointment. Anyone else doing acupuncture?
  295.  
    rewertsx2

    rewertsx2 New Member

    I don't have lot's of time for personals, but KRuss0409 I wanted to wish you lots of luck and lots of embies snuggling in tomorrow!!! :bsv:

    Hope everyone else's weeks are flying by like mine, can't believe it is almost our December to remember!!!
  296.  
    mrsmelot120603

    mrsmelot120603 New Member

    My lining check went well, lining was 9.8. Start progesterone saturday and transfer will be on our 9th wedding anniversary next Saturday the 6th and 5:30pm. :cheer::bsv: to everyone!
  297.  
    saysyou

    saysyou New Member

    Sweet!!

    Great news, Mrsmerlot, and how cool is it that it's on your anniversary. YAY:cheer:

    SuzyQ- thanks :)

    AFM, tonight was my last Lupron shot. :nerd: I start "the cocktail" tomorrow. Have to admit I'm scared. Any advice on the progesterone shot? Also, got a question for you guys. As I said, I've never done any of this before. I have no idea what to expect on transfer day. Stupid question but is it like an IUI?
    Ok, going to take my own advice and relax. One day at a time. Wednesday will be here before I know it, and I'll have a little embryo inside of me. Wow.
  298.  
    Godslove

    Godslove New Member

    Kruss0409 good luck on your transfer I am saying a prayer for you right now.

    Babydust and fluidity Monday will be an amazing day for you. Saying prayers for you both as well.

    Afm start estrace 3x daily tomorrow and go in on 13 th for lining check. so will just enjoy getting ready for Christmas and patiently await the 19th. My dh got back last night from business trip so need to spend sometime with him tonight. Will catch up on personals this weekend.
  299.  
    BABYDUSTPLS1

    BABYDUSTPLS1 New Member

    Catching up!

    :welcome: - Sarayjr, swissmama and all the others!

    Godslove - thank you for the prayers and keeping us in your thoughts! Glad your dH is home! hope you guys got in some quality time! I mentioned this in an earlier post but incase you missed it. I would recommend those medication pill boxes for estrace pills. Put in the pills at the beginning of the week for each day so you don't have to remember if you took them or not. They become hard to remember especially if your dosage changes in the next few days/weeks.

    saysyou - yay for finishing Lupron! But PIO is no fun but it's progress :). So first two days of PIO i didn't put ice on my bottom and boy did those shot hurt! Today I remembered to rub some ice before the shot and it numbed the pain a bit atleast during the shot. So give that a try. But be sure to put a warm cloth on it after & massage the area so that the progesterone spreads. good luck with those!!!

    mrsmelot120603 - awesome lining hun! so excited that you'll be celebrating a lot this anniversary :).

    SuzyQ15 - thanks :)! so glad you got in a relaxing acupuncture session! you deserve it!

    saysyou - thank you for your prayers! they mean a lot!

    KRuss - i'll be thinking of you tomorrow! Enjoy the precious moment and get lots of rest!

    AFM: Day 3 of PIO and I had forgotten how painful they were. The ice before the injection and the warm cloth massage after the injection helped today. But it's still sore afterwards! I've got a busy few days ahead of me...I'm so glad they will be flying by! Hope the rest of your time is also flying by! You are ALL in my daily prayers & thoughts.
  300.  
    HOPE+FAITH

    HOPE+FAITH New Member

    SuzyQ15 - I have been doing acupuncture and I LOVE it!!! It is soooo relaxing.

    mrsmelot - YAY for your lining!!! That is so awesome that your transfer will be on your anniversary! What a wonderful anniversary present!!

    saysyou - The only thing I found to help with the progesterone shot is to have DH rub/massage the area for a minute after. Don't be scared if it bleeds a little bc it is really common, I bleed almost every PIO shot. We always had a gauze pad ready bc that seemed to soak it up the best.
  301.  
    Hopingandpraying4#2

    Hopingandpraying4#2 New Member

    I have never taken the progesterone via injection but I know on my last thread a lot of the girls would heat the area first by sitting on a heat pack leading up! Good luck with everything....Wednesday is just around the corner! You will do great...yes very much like a iui except they will be doing an u/s at the same time...very easy!
  302.  
    Hopingandpraying4#2

    Hopingandpraying4#2 New Member


    :bsv: :bsv: hope everything went well - looking forward to you update:bsv: :bsv:
  303.  
    KRuss0409

    KRuss0409 New Member

    Officially PUPO! Hanging out in my gown with my legs up! Everything is crossed!!!
  304.  
    mrsmelot120603

    mrsmelot120603 New Member

    KRuss0409-:cheer: woohoo congrats on all going well! :bsv: to your embies!
  305.  
    mrsmelot120603

    mrsmelot120603 New Member

    KRuss0409-:cheer: woohoo congrats on all going well! :bsv: to your embies!
  306.  
    ~Twilight~

    ~Twilight~ New Member

    congrats

    :bsv: :cheer:
  307.  
    ~Twilight~

    ~Twilight~ New Member

    FET is nearly here!

    RE checked my lining and estrogen levels today. The lining was a 9. They won't contact me unless there is an issue with the estrogen, so I am assuming it is good at this point

    PIO begins on Sunday (12/2).
  308.  
    Swissmama

    Swissmama New Member

    Glad you had a smooth transfer today. Hope the wait goes quickly!
  309.  
    KRuss0409

    KRuss0409 New Member

    Thanks girls! I'm hanging out in bed with my cat watching dvr. Dh is doing laundry and my folks are bringing dinner. I really hope my kids are comfy in my belly!!! Thinking of the Monday girls!!! Come on girls let's make this a good positive start to the month!
  310.  
    mrsmelot120603

    mrsmelot120603 New Member

    HOPE+FAITH- The gauze does do wonders, I always have blood too. Its the gushers that aren't good.

    BABYDUSTPLS1-I also ice the bum unless i'm taking it at work which in that case I just take like a champ.

    Godslove-:clap: things are getting moving for you too! Transfer isn't far off now.

    saysyou-:cheer: congrats on getting to the next step. I start my PIO tomorrow. I am quite use to the IM shots I was on them so long with Ethan and Paige and on them for both my mc and ectopic also, but i highly suggest iceing it for a minute or two before and it takes the initial poke pain away. GL!!!!

    AFM-My nerves are going nuts and with KRuss0409 getting this show on the road and getting our December started off I've got so many feelings roaring through my body. I am excited yet so so so nervous. I'm scared of it not working and i'm also afraid of the long hard road we have ahead when it does work. It's been an emotional rollar coaster as our trips south to the RE start and bring back so many good memories of Ethan and Paige I wish we could go back to. I got my house all cleaned today and ready for me to be taking it easy, hopefully I will have a long full term pregnancy that I am stuck in bed with no cleaning for and contimplating putting up our tree. We put up a little one at the cemetery which was bitter sweet but its difficult to do the one at home. I am hoping a :bfp: will give us a little joy this Christmas and we will have a easier time putting up the tree. GL and :pray: for you monday ladies!!!!
    :babydust: and :bsv: to everyone. :pray: for all of our :bfp: in the coming weeks!!!!
  311.  
    mrsmelot120603

    mrsmelot120603 New Member

    glad you are doing so well!!!! Let the pampering begin, :cross: for a long 40 weeks of it for you and me!!!!!
  312.  
    babyaloha

    babyaloha New Member

    Lining was 8mm triple stripe today (CD 15). I start progesterone Sunday. Does anyone know how long the lining continues to build? Is it done growing, or should I expect it to continue?
  313.  
    saysyou

    saysyou New Member

    Thanks Ladies

    Babydustpls, Hopeandfaith, hopingandpraying42, and Mrs.merlot thanks so much for the advice. Just got through with my first shot. You guys prepared me well for it and hopingandpraying thank you for making me feel better about the transfer.
    Kruss0409 YAY on the transfer going well. You were in my thoughts all day. Enjoy the pampering. :)
    Babydust and FLuidity enjoy your weekend and wishing you luck on Monday.
    To everyone else, keep positive. December is here!
  314.  
    it'stime

    it'stime New Member

    Well ladies I went to the doctor's office today and my lining is now 8.1...thank God! :dance: Tomorrow is December 1st and I think we're all ready for our big day. I must agree with KRuss0409, everyone is great on this board. I'm generally not a person that stick to message boards, but this one has help me stay sane so far....love it! :) I'm taking so many meds right now I don't know what to do with myself...cry, laugh, dance, depressed. Oh my poor husband, he's just going with the flow. If I was in his shoes I'm not sure I would be that patient. I'm a total nut right now. LOL!

    Good luck on Monday Babydust and FLuidity!
    KRuss0409 - Congrats on your transfer today and glad everything went well. :)
  315.  
    Fluidity

    Fluidity New Member

    I am so happy for you that your 2WW has begun! I hope the procedure was as comfortable as it can be. Thought about you yesterday and I hope you get lots of rest and relaxation as your embies snuggle in.

    AFM - I am so anxious and excited. I have an out of town guest coming - she's like family though so I don't think it will add too much stress. Might even help.

    Last night I took my progesterone vaginal suppository orally! Then I had to google it to see if I'd poisoned myself! Anyway - found a post on this very forum from someone who did the same thing. I felt so goofy.

    Wishing you lots of :bsv:
  316.  
    Sarayjr

    Sarayjr New Member

    KRuss0409-congrats!! Hope you enjoy your pampering!
    Itstime-I completely understand what you going throughI feel the same way but don't worry at the end its going to be so worth it.
    Babydust- good luck on Monday!
    FLuidity- so what happend did contact you doctor about taking the progesterone orally, are you ok? Good luck on Monday!

    AFM-still taking my meds will be checking my lining on 12/14 wich is almost here. Good Luck to every one and :bsv: all of you are in my prayers!
  317.  
    KRuss0409

    KRuss0409 New Member

    Well girls I have made it through another day. Dh is getting us dinner as I type and one of my girlfriends came over to hang out for a while. Very nice of her. The folks are bringing a roast for lunch tomorrow and plan to hang with me for a while :)

    I received my final bill from the RE office today. They dont' waste any time! It was from our first visit in 2010 to 11/26/12. Guess they are confident they are finished with me for now...

    Still thinking about the Monday ladies! I know the emotions you are having and I feel like I am in limbo with the 2ww but trying to be cautiously optimistic thinking of my close friends and that two of the 5 of us are already prego so my child will have ready made friends! UGH! Torture!
  318.  
    BabyFish

    BabyFish New Member

    December to Remember is here!!!

    December Transfers Ladies get all ready to get :preg: !!!
  319.  
    Fluidity

    Fluidity New Member

  320.  
    Godslove

    Godslove New Member

    Kruss0409- I am so happy for you praying for :bsv: You are making a great home for those babies.

    Mrsmelot- thank u for the advice taking pills 3times a day is tough and I don't want anything to go wrong this time around.

    Sarayjr- I transfer on the 19 th so looks like we will be transferring 1 day apart. Saying prayers for both of us.

    Baby dust and fluidity- you are almost there praying for :bsv: For both of you.

    Saysyou- :clap: For doing your first PIO! I have never had to do those but I could not imagine :)

    Afm just continuing meds and have next appt on Dec 13 th to check lining. Tonight we went to a night in Bethlehem and my son had a great time. He did crafts and saw donkeys and of course baby Jesus. I love this time of year and I am so filled with joy. For those that are nervous and fearful of this not working put your faith in God. He will see you through this no matter what the result. He has an amazing plan for all of us and through him we can do all things and get through anything. Prayers for all and I cant wait to start celebrating with all of you.
  321.  
    Mommytobe82

    Mommytobe82 New Member

    Starting Lupron 12/3/12

    Hi everyone,
    I'm new to this so my apologies for not following all the rules.

    In October I went for my hsg exam and came back with a "degenerative disease of the fallopian tubes" ..."impossible to conceive natuarlly. This' after yeas of trying to conceive, an ectopic pregnancy and many "try this try that advices"

    I'm 30 years old, my boyfriend is 35, we have been together for about 10 years ( no marriage due to my fear of signing papers i guess) We love each other, want to have a baby (he has one girl 13 years old)

    Anyways, i'm devastated... i can't say it enough that i'm so heartbroken by this diagnosis, i feel like i'm not a woman enough, i can't even do what most women do.... be a mother naturally.

    right away my fertility doctor suggested IVF as my only resort, right away i accepted it because, you never know what can happen. Now we both have a great job with life insurances but things can change at any time.

    11/19/12 started BCP
    starting Lupron on 12/3/12

    I guess im looking for words on encouragement. I don't have any friends that have done this, nor it is culturally accepted... after disclosing my treatment to my boss, whom i absolutely adore, came to find out that she too did it, now has 2 grown sons.

    not sure what to expect with the lupron and all the other stuff to come. :(
    Also, I want to be a mother but now i'm questioning how ready i really am.
    Am I just doing it because of the insurance coverage? because of my age and diagnosis? because i will need to have my tubes removed and GOD knows what else?
    Ladies, i'm so sorry for the many questions.... at the end i am still a mommy wanna be!
  322.  
    KRuss0409

    KRuss0409 New Member

    :welcome:

    I think when you get into REs and IVF the thought of being a parent is very real and a little overwhelming if you don't have any kids. But we don't get the luxury of popping up prego on a random day in our lives. I had those same thoughts at one time but either way it would be a big change for us. :)

    As for the Lupron I didn't have much side effect that I noticed. Some people get headaches which I did a bit on the first couple days but then they went away.

    All you can do is give it your all!

  323.  
    Mommytobe82

    Mommytobe82 New Member

    KRUSS,

    i guess i'm just overwhelmed with all these doctors appts, medications, insecurities. I'm just so thankful my partner is so supportive, i go to appts with me, is giving me the shots, reminds me to take meds, talks and gives me strenght..... but deep inside i feel like im so alone! i come from a family where women have man kids, no one has any problems, people die of old age...
    and those same people ask me "oh Jay when are you having a baby" "oh Jay there must be something wrong with you" " oh Jay, poor you, can't even give your man a child" .... i always find an excuse because i didn't know what was wrong with me and now that i do i'm trying to find comfort, the few people i've told gives me all the strength.
  324.  
    KRuss0409

    KRuss0409 New Member

    I just noticed that your last cycle was a poas bfp on 4dpt?? Really? Now you are really making me think :)

  325.  
    mrsmelot120603

    mrsmelot120603 New Member

    Yep. My levels were very high, it had a lot to do with it being twins. I didn't feel well got the urge to poas and bam there it was :)
  326.  
    Heather1977

    Heather1977 New Member

    My transfer is also Monday -- that makes three of us! Sounds like a lucky number to me.

    Except: My toddler just spiked a 103-degree fever. His twin will therefore probably get it too, and... Well, whatever it is, the odds seem high that we will all catch it. I am only 34 hours from my 10 a.m. transfer and am terrified they will call it off if I come down with something. Has anyone heard any similar stories? I am not sick yet; kinda wish my transfer were tomorrow. Having this whole extra day to wait feels like Russian roulette. I am just nervous that whatever I come down with might either get it called off (we can't go again until at least April), or might kill its chances of working even if it does happen as scheduled.
  327.  
    BABYDUSTPLS1

    BABYDUSTPLS1 New Member

    happy December!!!

    I had a crazy busy day helping my mom host a party. But i was thinking of all you this morning.... December is here a'las! Hope you all had a great Dec. 1st....! I just can't believe it's finally here. Prayers for all of us as we start a very special month! More in the AM! (It's actually 5am Pacific and I just can't sleep!!!!)
  328.  
    KRuss0409

    KRuss0409 New Member

    Yes, there have even several girls that did transfer while sick so I wouldn't get too upset at this point. Maybe more concerned about sick kids and bed rest!

    Afm: TMi maybe but I have been so gassy since the transfer on Friday! It is very unlike me and I was kinda blowing it off thinking maybe it was something I ate but that theory just can't be right now that I'm 2dpt. On top of that when my early prego friend was over, about 5 weeks, she mentioned how gassy she was... Good sign maybe? Who knows?

  329.  
    Heather1977

    Heather1977 New Member

    Oh yes -- I'm sorry, I really didn't mean to imply that I am not concerned for my kid! I typed that as I was getting in bed to take my last progrsterone of the day and suddenly I was like, "Oh no, wait a sec, what if..." and I came right here to talk it out. I promise I am not ignoring his suffering. :)

    Re: gas, I was also very gassy during my successful 2WW, so yay, I treat that as a good sign for you and everything is crossed!
  330.  
    KRuss0409

    KRuss0409 New Member

    Oh I didn't take it that way, I'm sure you are concerned just don't over exert yourself or worry about the kids too much, stress is not good for you!

  331.  
    BABYDUSTPLS1

    BABYDUSTPLS1 New Member

    awake again ...

    Slept a few hours and im wide awake again. I think the anxious-ness is hitting!!! Should get a call at some point today from the RE on my transfer time for tomorrow. Ahh! Ok more later!
  332.  
    Swissmama

    Swissmama New Member

    Babyaloha - the endometrial lining continues to build throughout the cycle (due to estrogen) and generally is thickest midway through the luteal phase. Hope that helps!
  333.  
    BABYDUSTPLS1

    BABYDUSTPLS1 New Member


    awww...this reminded me of my egg retrieval post! :) Hope you and the babies are having a cozy weekend!
  334.  
    BABYDUSTPLS1

    BABYDUSTPLS1 New Member

    my doc told me that once you start PIO the thickness doesn't increase anymore, it almost "freezes". But it will continue preparing for implantation plushy-ness! Good luck with your PIO shot today! Ice before and warm cloth & massage after.
  335.  
    mrsmelot120603

    mrsmelot120603 New Member

    do you ladies all continue the estrodial patches/vivelle patches until transfer day?
  336.  
    KRuss0409

    KRuss0409 New Member

    Yes and I will continue to wear them I think for the entire 1st trimester??? Have never gotten that far so I don't know.

    AFM: I'm having some twinges down there, I really hope that is good news!!!

  337.  
    mrsmelot120603

    mrsmelot120603 New Member

    I just don't remember........
  338.  
    babyaloha

    babyaloha New Member

    Thinking of all you ladies who have transfers tomorrow and praying all goes well :)
  339.  
    saysyou

    saysyou New Member

    Monday Girls - Good Luck

    Heather, Fluidity, and Babydust - Wanted to wish you all success tomorrow. I'll be praying for you all.

    Kruss - :) Hope you had a relaxing weekend. Gas and twinges sound positive to me.

    AFM - Finished day 3 of the medicine cocktail and the POI shot, and I'm waiting on Wednesday to get here.
    :cheer:
    John16:24, "Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full."
  340.  
    Heatha981

    Heatha981 New Member

    Congrats to those who just had their transfers and the ones having a transfer tomorrow!! I'll be crossing my fingers for you!!

    Just curious, on what CD are your REs planning your FET? Mine didn't say as I had problems with my lining in October. I'm also having a 5 day transfer instead of 3 to improve my chances.
  341.  
    KRuss0409

    KRuss0409 New Member

    Mine was a 7dt and it was day 19...

  342.  
    rewertsx2

    rewertsx2 New Member

    Good luck BABYDUSTPLS, Fluidity, and Heather! Keeping you in my prayers tomorrow!

    AFM - ugh, I hate giving myself the PIO. And my RE gave me 18 gauge needles this time instead of 25 so they are HUGE!!!! Anxiously awaiting Friday!
  343.  
    justbreathe

    justbreathe New Member

    We finally arrived in NJ and I have horrible service at my Aunt's house. I found a hot spot and couldn't wait to get on and touch base with all of you wonderful ladies!

    Kruss...Congrats on being PUPO! Gas and twinges sound like good signs to me. I had both with my BFP...I got a positive 3pd5dt, for what it's worth. And yes, I am a self admitted POAS-a-holic :)

    Baby Dust, Fluidity, & Heather1977...Good luck today!!!! 3 transfers on the 3rd of December! I like it! Sounds lucky to me :) :bsv:and :pray: for you girls!

    Saysyou...sounds like you've got the Progesterone shots down! How are you feeling? My backside is sore as heck this time!!!

    Mrsmelot...I just realized two things: 1- I kept referring to you as mrs MERLOT....hmmm, I'll chalk it up to my desire for a nice glass of wine...lol...and 2- We are Transfer day buddies!! :dance::cheer::dance:And how cool, it falls on your anniversary...now that will be a cool story to tell your child/children :)

    Suzyq...I have always done (and loved) acupuncture in conjunction with my cycles. As a matter of fact, I need to get on the books this week as much as I can! Even if it doesn't help, it does wonders to relax me and help me visualize my wants.

    Rewertsx2...You and me both about self-administering the PIO shots. My husband leaves tomorrow so I'll be flying solo every morning with my shots, too. UGH.

    Twilight...Great lining report! How did Progesterone shot go?

    Godslove...thanks for your always inspirational words and prayers for us all. I sincerely appreciate them. Hope you're feeling well!

    Mommytobe82...:welcome:Good luck starting Lupron!

    Swissmama, Hopingandtrying4#2, Hope+Faith, Sarayjr, BabyALoha and anyone else I missed...Hope you're feeling great. Hopefully this will be a December to remember for ALL of us! :cross::pray:

    AFM, Had my second lining check here in NJ at my hometown clinic now that I'm here for the month. My lining was and 11...I seem to be progressing at a faster rate than my last FET. I started Progesterone yesterday and my backside is on fiyah! I feel like I have two dead legs but in both butt cheeks! My husband will be gone for the next 10 days on business so I'll have to self administer them. I've done it before so I know I can do it. But that doesn't mean I have to like it! We are set for our transfer this Thursday, the 6th. My DH will not be with me. We are both upset about this but grateful my bestie has off work and will "scrub up" with me and be there when I get pregnant...lol. I'll have a great story to tell, hopefully! I'm trying not let the anxiety of his absence and the other stresses weigh too heavily on me. Still can't believe December is here and I will be PUPO in a few days. I plan to POAS over the weekend because I am crazy like that. No shame :)

    SO again, GOOD LUCK to our three transfer girls today! Lots and lots of :pray: and :bsv:!

    :grouphug: to all!
  344.  
    Ellie594

    Ellie594 New Member

    hi guys!

    i just had my FET #2 on Nov 29, and am trying to pass the time during the 2ww.

    by pass the time.....i mean try not to obsess about if it is soon enough for me to POAS, and look at different fertility forums on the internet.

    any success stories about FET would be a great help right now!

    good luck and sticky vibes to everyone!!:bsv:
  345.  
    HOPE+FAITH

    HOPE+FAITH New Member

    Happy December everyone!!!! Can't believe it's finally here!!!

    Babydust, fluidity, heather - Happy transfer day!!! Thinking of you all today. :bsv: to all 3 of you!!!

    heather - I hope you haven't caught the bug your son has!

    saysyou - Glad your first IM shot went well!!

    KRuss - So happy your transfer went good Friday! Gas & twinges sound like a great sign!! Hope you are enjoying your pampering and getting lots of rest!

    it'stime - I'm with you on the crazy emotions, mine have been so back and forth!!! I have been crying over the silliest things. It's all going to be worth it!

    mrsmelot - My RE has me continuing the Vivelle Patches and Estrace pills thru BETA and I will continue thru 1st trimester if I get a BFP..

    justsbreathe - Great lining!!! I don't know how you girls do the progesterone shot yourself!! It really seems impossible to me!

    heatha981 - I will be doing a 3 day transfer on CD 23.

    Ellie594 - :welcome:I hope your 2ww goes by fast and you get a BFP!

    AFM - Friday morning I go for ultrasound & bloodwork to check lining and levels. Can't believe less than 2 weeks until transfer!!! I'm excited for it to be here and to be PUPO! :pray: for it to work this time.

    For those of you doing acupuncture; How often around transfer does your acupuncturist have you going? Mine said to come in right before if I can (night before if it's too early) and right after. My transfer is on a Friday and she said the following week I can just come in my regular time (Wed evening). But I'm wondering if I should go in Mon or Tue also to get an extra time in during the implantation period??
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    KRuss0409

    KRuss0409 New Member

    I am thinking of you girls! Babydust, fluidity & heather... Hope everything goes perfect for you!

    Justbreathe - I almost tested this morning at 3dp7dt but somehow talked myself out of it. dh is at work and I really hope this is a BFP so I can share with him!

    AFM: On the last day of bedrest! I know I should love laying here and doing nothing but as I'm sure you girls know it gets old after a while. I am laying here typing and I am feeling weird ovary twinges... I so hope that is good news!
  347.  
    Heather1977

    Heather1977 New Member

    Well, still waiting on my transfer... All is healthy here, but I guess that was the wrong thing to worry about: our first excellent embryo didn't survive the thaw. And the second only survived halfway. Doc wants to thaw a third and put it in with the second, thus being the 2 embryo transfer we slightly feared, as parents of identical twins (we have no family nearby and the economics of another set of twins frightens me a little). The whole point is to get a positive, so it seems dumb to put in one when my doc is basically telling me he doesn't think that will work. I guess we just have to hope that whatever we get from two is what the universe genuinely intended for us to get... More later...
  348.  
    TTCHopeful

    TTCHopeful New Member

    I've been a little absent lately, but wanted to just stop in and send :bsv::bsv::bsv: to everyone with their transfers!!!

    AFM - I go Friday for final B/W and U/S and hopefully have my transfer next Wednesday.

    Oh, and I was one of those POAS ladies. I think I started 5 days out and I swear I did two or three a day. No shame in it!!
  349.  
    SuzyQ15

    SuzyQ15 New Member

    Hi Girls ... Wow this thread is really busy! I love it!

    TTCHopeful- I am a total POAS girl too! If you're transfer is next Wednesday, I will be 2 days behind you on Friday (assuming 1 or both of my frosties thaw properly!).

    Heather- Just remember to do what's right for you. We will be thinking of you.

    KRuss- Sounds like signs of a BFP to me! Do you plan to POAS?

    Hope+Faith- I am doing acupuncture for the first time and she wants me to go twice a week, immediately before and after the transfer, and then continue twice a week until my beta. Hope that helps and good luck!

    Ellie- Congrats on being PUPO! Can't wait to hear when you POAS. When do you plan to start?

    Justbreathe & Rewerts- My DH is out of town too so I have been forced to give myself IM shots for the first time. Hang in there!!

    Hetha- My RE set the FET for a day 5 transfer as the embryos were frozen on day 5. Good luck!

    Saysyou- Yeah for Wednesday!! Good luck!

    Mrsmelot- That's pretty cool about having your transfer on your anniversary! With regard to the patches, my RE always insists on IM shots with the Estrodial Valerate. I will continue to take the Estrodial shots every 3rd day until my beta. Not sure if that helps answering your question though.

    To everyone with transfers this week ... good luck! And to everyone who is PUPO ... yeah and fingers crossed! And to those of us who are not quite there yet ... hang in there ... we are now in December!!!

    AFM- Just waiting on FET which is currently set for Dec 14th assuming 1 or both of my frosties thaw properly! :pray:
  350.  
    KRuss0409

    KRuss0409 New Member

    Heather I am thinking of you and there is a reason for everything. I'm sure it would be tough for you with a second set of twins, heck I'm nervous about that potential and we have family all around! I said a prayer for you and that everything works out!

  351.  
    justbreathe

    justbreathe New Member

    So anxious to hear how all the transfers went today!

    Heather1977...Thinking of you and hope you are at peace with whatever decision was made regarding your embabies. I'm sure that already having a set of twins heightens the fear, if you will, of having multiples again. :pray: for you.

    Hope+Faith...I haven't been doing acupuncture like I regularly used to (1-2x's a week) since I moved to OH. But now that I'm back in NJ for the transfer, I've made two appointments for this week. Unfortunately my transfer is Thursday and they don't open until 3, so I'll be going Wednesday at 3:50 and Thursday at 3:30 after my 12:30 transfer. I figure it's better than nothing. I may or may not go once or twice next week.

    Kruss...Girl, way to exercise some self control! It's so hard but I'm sure your DH will be appreciative of being there to see those hopeful two pink lines!

    TTChopeful...Good luck Friday! Wednesday will be here before you know it!

    Suzyq...It's nice to know I'm not alone in having to do my own PIO shots. From what I remember from all the past times of having to take them, it's like riding a bicycle :)

    AFM, I'm just sitting on my heating pad b/c my backside is SO sore from these shots. I can hardly get up from sitting. Anyone else really feeling the effects of them? It's like an achy bruised feeling. Also feel like I may be coming down with something, but hoping it's just all this junk in my body! Started my Medrol and Doxy today in prep for Thursday. It's happening!

    :grouphug: to all!
  352.  
    BABYDUSTPLS1

    BABYDUSTPLS1 New Member

    Pupo!!!!

    Thanks all for your warm thoughts & prayers!

    Just welcomed my babies to their new home! It's such an amazing feeling! Especially to see it happen on the ultrasound. I teared up a bit.

    Thankful that the thawing went smoothly, I was stressing about that! One thawed at 100% and the second at 95% (almost 98 by transfer time).

    Now the waiting!!! But I've been waiting forever to say I'm PUPO :)!

    Fluidity & Heather....thinking of both of you! We got this!
  353.  
    KRuss0409

    KRuss0409 New Member

    YAY! Congrats Babydust! :)

    So how long are you on bedrest and are you going to poas?

  354.  
    Swissmama

    Swissmama New Member

    Yes, I continue all meds. DS was the result of an FET and I continued both estrogen and progestin until the NT ultrasound. I was supposed to stop them earlier but I was afraid. If you stop them before the placenta has taken over you will get AF. Mine comes 2 d later (lots of FETs in my past).
  355.  
    Swissmama

    Swissmama New Member

    My clinic does a 3dt day 18 and a 5dt day 20. But you can play around with it by changing when you start the progestin.
  356.  
    rewertsx2

    rewertsx2 New Member

    :clap: BABYDUSTPLS!!! I remember with my fresh cycle, I completely broke down into tears at the transfer and remember thinking this really could be it! Hoping for a quick 2WW for you!

    Heather, I know what you mean about being scared of another set of twins, but God never gives you more than you can handle. Have faith sweetie, hope the transfer went well.

    Fluidity, any news yet?

    KRuss - Hoping all those symptoms mean good things for you! Since you transfered 7 day blasts, when do you think you might POAS? I getting anxious for you!!!:woohoo:
  357.  
    Swissmama

    Swissmama New Member

    Ellie - DS is the result of a 5dt. I was too afraid of failure to POAS but my 1st beta came back at 470 so I think it would have been positive quite early. Most research I've done says that implantation occurs around 9dpo (4dp5dt) and I think that is by beta since there is no other way to know. I have generally seen that POAS around 10dpo is reasonable. But the longer you wait the less you will stress about a false negative result. I always make sure my test is sensitive enough to pick up low levels. Best of luck!
  358.  
    Swissmama

    Swissmama New Member

    Heather - crossing my fingers and toes for you!
  359.  
    saysyou

    saysyou New Member

    Monday thoughts

    Heather, I wish I could give you a hug and tell you it'll be alright. The best I can do is send you a virtual one.

    Babydustpls that is awesome. Glad it went so well. I hope to get to experience the same thing on Wednesday.

    To the ladies doing the POI themselves, I am in awe of you. My husband is giving them to me. I just don't see how I can swivel my body around to do it. Plus, switching between the big needle to the smaller (but still big injecting needle) is not something I feel my klumzy hands could do.) So far, the bum only hurts when I touch a spot that had a shot. otherwise, it's not too bad.

    AFM, Praying that the embryo survives the thaw and that I get my chance on Wednesday. We have pretrial on our foster son that day too and the guardian ad litium is coming for a visit on Thursday morning. Doesn't sound like I'll get to stay off my feet as much as I would like the day after transfer. The tpr trial for my foster son is on the 12th and I have to testify. I've never done that before. I guess what this long, rambling message is saying that I'm trying to not let all the stress and fear and doubts get to me. I'm trying to hold it together and just breath. Taking one day at a time.
    Peace and sticky vibes to us all.
  360.  
    babyaloha

    babyaloha New Member

    Good luck with your foster son. Praying all goes well. I remember being super stressed about testifying in the tpr trial for my foster daughter.
  361.  
    rewertsx2

    rewertsx2 New Member

    Saysyou - I know its easier said than done, but try to keep your stress levels down the next couple of days! And if you stress about it, just remember, millions of women never have the same day to day information we do and still manage to get preggers! :nerd: I pray that everything goes well for you and that in Wed your baby gets a wonderful home in you regardless of the craziness for the next few days! :pray:
  362.  
    rewertsx2

    rewertsx2 New Member

    I forgot to put in my update! I called my RE, they finally gave me some 25 gauge needles so now I don't have to do the injections with the 18 gauge too! Yikes those hurt!!!!
  363.  
    KRuss0409

    KRuss0409 New Member

    Sounds like you have a lot going on, try to take some breathers!

    AFM: Well girls since I am laying here feeling everything it feels like something is laying on my very low abdomin down by my pubic bone. I keep checking to see if my laptop has slid down but nope... Hoping that is a good sign as well! I might POAS tonight... just a little scared because of the devistation last time but it is what it is and I can't change it only prolong it.

  364.  
    Fluidity

    Fluidity New Member

    Well I just got back from my transfer. We thawed a straw of three embryos and all three thawed so... gulp... we put all three in. They weren't quite as fabulous looking as the three we put in to get our boy/girl twins in 2011, but there is a 7 cell, 6 cell, and 5 cell and the first two are Grade I - whatever that means. We are hoping for a single but would celebrate any number. But still, yikes if they all stick! I would worry for their safety given the odds of complications with a triplet pregnacy. But triplets are very doubtful.

    The procedure went smoothly. We came in about 30 minutes before transfer. Our Dr. came in to talk to us. He updated us on our embryos. Then up on the table, couldn't see the catheter deposit the embryos - which was kind of a bummer. I remember I could see it last time and found it powerful. Oh well. Took about 10 minutes really from start to finish. Then stayed there for 30 minutes while the embryos found their home while I tried not to pee on the exam table. The DR. requires a full bladder prior to transfer - uncomfortable but not terrible.

    Heather and Babydustpls1 I am so happy to share this special day with you and with all of you - sisters in this experience. Whatever our outcome - I feel at peace that we have done all we can to make a safe place for our dream children to grow. The rest is up to them.

    I am wishing baby magic for everyone of us on this board.
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    KRuss0409

    KRuss0409 New Member

    Wow, gulp! But what is meant to be will be! Congrats on being PUPO!!!!

  366.  
    Heatha981

    Heatha981 New Member

    So happy to hear the transfers went well today!
    :bsv:
  367.  
    mrsmelot120603

    mrsmelot120603 New Member

    So glad all the transfers went well today!!!!!!!!!!:cheer: rest up ladies and take it easy..:bsv:
  368.  
    Godslove

    Godslove New Member

    Heather, fluidity and babydust- :clap: Congrats on your transfers today. I will keep you all in my prayers that your babies find a home and get nice and comfy for the next 9 months.

    Kruss0409- prayers coming your way tonight. I know God is going to bless us all.

    The days are flying by quickly. Praying for everyone else this week that is having a transfer. For those of you doing PIO I can't imagine. I feel blessed that I don't have any shots for this fet. I have never done PIO shots even with fresh cycle so you are all amazing to me:)

    Afm: just continuing to take meds and wait for appt on 13th for lining check. I will be pretty busy with work this week and next so hopefully time will pass by quickly.