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post #301 of 454
5terre: 7 is good. I hope you get some good news today!!

New Mama: good luck on Thursday! fingers crossed for you.
post #302 of 454
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Payton- Congrats, Hoping for great numbers for you today!!!

Newmama- Good Luck tom, thinking of you!

5terre- 7 sounds good to me, hoping PGD goes well and you get a nice embie. Sending lots of prayers your way.

AFM- Just waiting on AF to start BCP. Usually after IVF it's a couple days late so hopefully it will be here soon. Cd 29 for me. Her ugly face should be here soon.
post #303 of 454
We only have 3 okay looking embryos, so they are not too optimistic. They would have suggested freezing them, but since I am 'nearing the end of my treatment' as the RE put it, we will see how they look tomorrow. The biopsy would be Friday but it costs $$$$ so it's a lot to consider.
post #304 of 454
5terre, I'm hoping at least one of those embryos is an overachiever.

Paytonsmommy! Holy cow! That's awesome, I can't wait to hear your beta results.

Kelly, thanks for asking after me... I'm on day 6 of stims, had my first ultrasound today. 8 measurable follies and a whole bunch of little dudes. My RE seems pleased. Having never done this before I'm not sure what I'm supposed to think. I started my Ganirelix this morning right after the ultrasound. I'm back in Friday for another u/s.

I'm pretty uncomfortable though.. I'm assuming it's normal. I never knew before this week exactly where my ovaries were located. But I could point those suckers out no problem now. I'm bruising at all my injection sites. I don't want to sound like I'm whining, I'm not.. I'm grateful for this chance. I'm just going through what I imagine first timers all go through and you guys are the only people in my life who might get it.
post #305 of 454
5terre - I'm praying that your 3 embies have a great night and look great for you tomorrow!!

Ratgrl -Sounds like things are off to a great start! My RE always said it was a good sign when I was uncomfortable. Just another unfortunate side effect, but one that's telling you your body is doing what it should!

Great news from our beta this morning! For some reason I was still as nervous as ever when going in....one, thinking maybe the HPT was wrong. And, second, fearing it would be the same old same old where I would test positive, but have a really low beta that didn't double as it should. However, my beta was a 90 8dp our 5dt and instead of the hesitation in her voice the nurse typically always had when she said we were "pregnant", she said I was "VERY PREGNANT!" Our 2-year old daughter actually was only a beta of 17 at this same time so I'm feeling really optimistic....I'll be back in on Friday so I appreciate prayers for a doubling beta! I go from being really excited, tearful to that constant disbelief that's unfortunately always there when you've been on this infertility journey as long as I and many others have been....always waiting for the proverbial other shoe to drop.

I feel sadness for those who aren't getting the results/news they want and this whole thing is so FREAKING UNFAIR!! I do believe though that somehow, someway, you will all become mothers be it through a positive treatment, surrogacy, or adoption. Keep the faith!
post #306 of 454
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Originally Posted by 5terre View Post
We only have 3 okay looking embryos, so they are not too optimistic. They would have suggested freezing them, but since I am 'nearing the end of my treatment' as the RE put it, we will see how they look tomorrow. The biopsy would be Friday but it costs $$$$ so it's a lot to consider.
I am crossing my fingers and toes for you, 5terre.

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Kelly, thanks for asking after me... I'm on day 6 of stims, had my first ultrasound today. 8 measurable follies and a whole bunch of little dudes. My RE seems pleased. Having never done this before I'm not sure what I'm supposed to think. I started my Ganirelix this morning right after the ultrasound. I'm back in Friday for another u/s.

I'm pretty uncomfortable though.. I'm assuming it's normal. I never knew before this week exactly where my ovaries were located. But I could point those suckers out no problem now. I'm bruising at all my injection sites. I don't want to sound like I'm whining, I'm not.. I'm grateful for this chance. I'm just going through what I imagine first timers all go through and you guys are the only people in my life who might get it.
Yep, normal, at least that has been my experience. It sounds like you're getting good results, though. I'm keeping you in my thoughts!

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Great news from our beta this morning!
Woo hoo! Congratulations!

So I'm back from my egg retrieval and doing well. They retrieved eleven eggs but I know I didn't have that many good-sized follicles, so we'll see. Still, last time they retrieved ten, so I'm hopeful.

They are going to call on Friday morning to tell us how many of the eggs fertilized successfully, then again on Sunday morning to say how many of those developed well enough to do genetic testing on. If all goes well the transfer will be Tuesday in the afternoon.
post #307 of 454
The clinic called -- out of the 11 eggs they retrieved, 7 were mature, but only 3 fertilized. So please keep those three in your thoughts and will them to grow and be healthy & normal!

On Sunday they'll call with a report and tell us how many were able to be biopsed for genetic testing. We won't know the results of the testing until the day of the transfer (next Tuesday at 1:45pm).
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Cycle may be breaking down. Have lots of good juicy follies. Trigger will be tomorrow or Sunday, retrieval Monday or Tuesday. But there is fluid in my uterus, mucous he thinks. They'll attempt to aspirate it at retrieval but if it's there on transfer day they'll call the whole thing off and freeze the embryos. Won't know til we get there on retrieval day. And there's nothing I can do to get rid of the fluid/mucous. I'm a mess today. I wish I was not at work.
post #309 of 454
New Mama - praying for your 3 embies to grow grow grow!!

Ratgrl - We'll keep praying that the mucus problem gets taken care of. I know how hard it is to work and act "normal" through all of this. If, however, you do end up doing a FET, you must know that our wonderfully perfect 2-year old daughter was a snow baby!


We had our 2nd beta today and it more than doubled from 90 to 285!! It's now 10dp 5dt. We go back in on the 17th for more bloodwork and u/s to hear the heartbeat! St. Patty's Day seems a fitting time to hear the heartbeat of an Irish Catholic baby! That's when it all seems real and I feel a little more relaxed.

This board is due for a big run of great luck!!
post #310 of 454
Paytons Congrats, that must be so comforting to have such a great number. You are right, I think there have only been about 3 BFPs here since I joined last summer, that is just terrible!

ratgrl I'm sorry to hear about the fluid, that is so unfortunate. I will hope that they are able to resolve it without freezing.

New Mama Man, what is going on here? I will hope that the 3 make it to transfer day and that at least 1 is normal. Do you have a known genetic issue or is this just an extra step to help?

We had 2 8-celled embies to biospy for PGD yesterday. DH has a genetic issue that affects 2/3s of our embryos so I'm trying to be realistic, but still holding out hope that one of them may be normal and continue to grow. Transfer will be tomorrow, if we have anything.
post #311 of 454
Ratgrl, I will be crossing my fingers that the fluid goes away and you're able to transfer a good embie!

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New Mama Man, what is going on here? I will hope that the 3 make it to transfer day and that at least 1 is normal. Do you have a known genetic issue or is this just an extra step to help?

We had 2 8-celled embies to biospy for PGD yesterday. DH has a genetic issue that affects 2/3s of our embryos so I'm trying to be realistic, but still holding out hope that one of them may be normal and continue to grow. Transfer will be tomorrow, if we have anything.
We don't have a known genetic issue, but I'm 39, and DH has a daughter with Down syndrome from his first marriage, so we're just being cautious.

I really hope your embryos are perfectly normal and healthy and your transfer goes well! Are you going to have FISH done on them? We're using a company called Gene Security in California that uses a different method.
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Payton- Beta sounds great. Wishing you a healthy 9 months.

5terre & NewMama-Fingers crossed for both of you.
post #313 of 454
Paytonsmommy: Congrats!

KellyTTC#1: How are you doing so far? (I also had an ultrasound Thursday morning .)

5terre & New Mama: *hoping for both of you*

ratgrl: I hope everything goes well for you (and that your problem solves itself).

MOMTOALEXIS: Thanks for threadkeeping! Have you started supression again yet?

AFM: My Egg Retrieval is TOMORROW (3/7)! I'm sort of excited and very nervous. I'm hoping for 6 or so good eggs based on my scans. If all goes well, my transfer will be Wednesday 3/10. Wish me luck! (Also, it will be nice not to have my huge ovaries in my abdomen. They are not very comfortable like this.)
post #314 of 454
Gave myself the trigger shot a few minutes ago... Monday morning is retrieval. As of today I had 23 measurable follicles. Righty turns out to be an overachiever, with 14 of those. Lefty lags behind with 9.

The last two days have been awful. I'm crying all the time. I'm freaking out. Work has been understanding of the fact that I can do my job as long as I don't have to actually see people, since I'm red and puffy faced and will cry if anyone yells at me (a standard part of my job).

The doctor who did my ultrasound this morning is probably the single worst person I've ever met in my life. I had a long drawn out wait this morning that involved me getting there 30 minutes before my ultrasound so I could get my blood drawn first, and then winding up being 25 minutes late going upstairs for my ultrasound without my blood having been drawn at all, and panicking that I wouldn't get to work ontime and then that the cycle was going to bomb and also it seemed like everyone in the (very crowded) waiting rooms had a baby or toddler with them. And it was just too much for me this morning and I was in tears by the time the doctor came in to do the u/s. And she immediately started making fun of me and berating me for crying. Which made me cry more. And she is nothing short of vicious with the dildo cam, I remember her from my IUI cycle. It's actually legit painful when she does it. She uses that thing like a pool cue. So on Monday I'm going to have my doctor's nurse put a note in my file that she is never to come near me again or I will not be held responsible for what I do to her. She was calling me ridiculous this morning, telling me I was being stupid. Are you kidding me lady? I am hopped up to my eyeballs on hormones and I'm digesting the news that all of this could essentially be for nothing and you've got the balls to berate me and make fun of me? I'm seriously considering filing a formal complaint against her.

I'm sorry. Clearly I'm still totally worked up over this. So. Retrieval Monday at 10am EST, transfer if it happens on Thursday. Beta on 3/22 if we get as far as transfer.
post #315 of 454
We're all done, no transfer for us, both embryos were abnormal. 4 IVF cycles and only 1 embryo to transfer, what a waste of money and false hope over and over again. I am completely devastated, this is likely the end of our journey and I need to start finding closure somehow. Never would have guessed in a million years that I wouldn't be able to have a baby at 32, all my friends are doing it with ease. Trying to figure out how to go to my best friend's baby shower this morning and try to look happy and not cry.
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AFM: My Egg Retrieval is TOMORROW (3/7)! I'm sort of excited and very nervous. I'm hoping for 6 or so good eggs based on my scans. If all goes well, my transfer will be Wednesday 3/10. Wish me luck! (Also, it will be nice not to have my huge ovaries in my abdomen. They are not very comfortable like this.)
Good luck, laura-belle!


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The doctor who did my ultrasound this morning is probably the single worst person I've ever met in my life.
OMG, she sounds HORRIBLE! I would be filing a complaint against her if I were you. How can she even still be in practice?

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Retrieval Monday at 10am EST, transfer if it happens on Thursday. Beta on 3/22 if we get as far as transfer.
Good luck!

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We're all done, no transfer for us, both embryos were abnormal. 4 IVF cycles and only 1 embryo to transfer, what a waste of money and false hope over and over again. I am completely devastated, this is likely the end of our journey and I need to start finding closure somehow. Never would have guessed in a million years that I wouldn't be able to have a baby at 32, all my friends are doing it with ease. Trying to figure out how to go to my best friend's baby shower this morning and try to look happy and not cry.
Oh, 5terre, my heart is breaking for you. I can't even imagine going to a baby shower after getting news like that. I am *so* hoping you still get your miracle, somehow.

So this morning we'll hear how our three embryos have been doing. I am so, so nervous. I've been talking to the little embies constantly since we got the fertilization report. Let's see if they've been listening...
post #317 of 454
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5terre- I am so so sorry this is happening, I don't know why we are all suffering so much, it's not fair. I actually just started getting dressed to go to church this morning but stopped in the process and changed my mind. It's hard to keep faith up and sit through service with all those little babies staring and me from the pew in front while they lay their precious heads on their mothers shoulders. I finally called a therapist who specializes in infertility and will be meeting with her tomorrow. This is how I know I've hit bottom, never believed in therapy all my life. I just missed one of my childhood friends showers and lied to her saying I had a bridal shower and that I was in the wedding party. First time I declined a shower. I don't want to cut off my friends but I have to do what I can to protect myself. Now my closest friend who lives around the corner(married just November) is preggo. She told me she was gonna wait a year, guess not. So trying to deal with that and I can't do it alone, hoping so much this therapist can help. I hope you and dh can find some sort of peace through this hard time.

Laura- How did transfer go? I'm not on suppression yet, AF showed today and I will meet with RE tomorrow. Thanks for asking, I'll let you know.

NewMama-Hope you get a call with wonderful news today.

Ratgrl-So sorry you had to deal with that jerk. I never did care for female GYN docs because they always seem to be less sensitive. Men don't understand what we go through so they just usually feel bad. I think women are like oh please she has a cyst, I had that, she has menstraul cramps, I had that, she has fibroids, I had that, she's doin IVF, I had that. You get the idea. lol. Good Luck with ER and $%@# her.
post #318 of 454
The embryologist just called...all three embryos are eight cells and grade A. She said they look beautiful. They took a cell from each one and shipped the cells off to the gene testing place in California, so now we wait for news on Tuesday, the day of the transfer. It's not over, but I am feeling more hopeful.
post #319 of 454
wow... lots going on here... I see lots of hugs needed all around.

5terre: I am so sorry My heart goes out to you... I've had many of these feelings running through my own head this past little while. Please take care.

momtoalexis: I've often wondered who I can talk to... I feel so alone sometimes. I'm so glad that you have found someone who hopefully understands.

New Mama: I'm glad that your embies were listening to you!! Fingers crossed for a good report back on Tuesday.

ratgl: good luck on your retrieval tomorrow! is the fluid progesterone leakage? just wondering if we are going thru the same thing. I got a call from the dr. office today after they looked at my bloodwork and they said there was a slight rise in my progesterone level and the doctor wants to talk to me tomorrow morning. I'm a bit nervous but will get more info tomorrow morning. I recall them saying if progesterone rises too high they will have to freeze everything.

laura-belle: I hope your retrieval went well today.

It looks like my retrieval will be on Wednesday. I have to go back in tomorrow to check everything and then will likely do the trigger tomorrow night. I have 3 follicles at 21mm and 2 and 19 but they are hoping the ones at 16 and 14 will grow and be big enough if they give it one more day... as I mentioned above the doctor wants to talk to me about the progesterone level tomorrow... has anyone else had a slight rise in progesterone before they are ready to trigger?
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Retrieval is done, 22 wee eggies! We'll know tomorrow how many fertilized. But even better news?NO FLUID was present!!!!! We're a go!
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