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post #381 of 454
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Originally Posted by laura-belle View Post
Negative for me . I probably won't be posting here for awhile at least.
I was wondering about you... I am so sorry!

momtoalexis: glad to hear that things are progressing along well. What kind of puppy did you get? I feel the same way... my dog makes us laugh every day and keeps us entertained.
post #382 of 454
Laura - So sorry dear...it's hard to read such good news and then have to share your own bad news. Take care of yourself!

Kelly - You do have a long beta wait! Now you have more time to enjoy your PREGNANCY!!!

Alexis - We got our "fur baby" after one of our failed attempts at baby #1 and it was the biggest help! Plus, our DD now is just crazy about him and I'm so glad she's growing up around a dog and not afraid. I'm pretty sure she doesn't even know he's not human!

Our next u/s is tomorrow...please pray that there's a heartbeat for baby B and Baby A is continuing strong!
post #383 of 454
Thanks for all the congrats ladies. I'm so excited that this could be real. Second beta is in the morning. When will I know if it's a singleton or twins, anybody know?

laura I'm so sorry you got a negative. I know there's nothing I can say to make it any better.
post #384 of 454
HCG is up to 182 today, things look good. More blood next week to check progesterone, first ultrasound on 4/9. Holy cow I think this is real.
post #385 of 454
I hope everyone is doing well.

Laura: I hope you are taking care of yourself

momtoalexis: I hope your cycle is still going well!

I had my beta today... just got the call back and it's 1700. The HPTs had been getting progressively darker so I was feeling pretty good about it and glad to finally have it confirmed...
post #386 of 454
I am so pleased to see many of you getting pregnant on here! It makes me SO happy to know others are having much deserved success at long last.

Congratulations New Mama, Payton's Mommy, Ratgl and Kelly!
I hope you each have beautiful and healthy pregnancies!

Kelly, I was thinking about you yesterday and hoping so much for you! Amazing beta! I know that was a late one. What day was the draw?

LauraBelle, I am so sorry. I know how hard it is to get a negative beta. It took me a long time to adjust to it and grieve it. I wish there were an easier way. If it's any consolation, we learned a lot from the failed cycle and the difference in the second cycle once we made changes was significant. I hope that will also be your experience. Lots of hugs

All the Best to everyone who is still cycling.
post #387 of 454
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Originally Posted by Paytonsmommy View Post
Our next u/s is tomorrow...please pray that there's a heartbeat for baby B and Baby A is continuing strong!
Any update after your u/s?

Poet: so nice to see you still lurking around here, I love that grads still come to check, I remember feeling so happy when you got your BFP, I feel honoured that you were thinking of me
beta today was 14 dp3dt we transferred 2. I was in total shock when she said 1,700, perhaps that is a sign of twins? Can't wait to see what the level is on Monday.
post #388 of 454
Oh Kelly! I'm so happy for you! Yay!!! Such a strong beta too. My heart is smiling so big for you
post #389 of 454
Hi ladies -

We had our 2nd u/s and Baby A's hb was strong at 140. We saw Baby B's heart, but it wasn't strong enough to measure and it's measuring almost a week behind. They told me 90% it won't make it. However, they'd told me I wouldn't see a heartbeat either....it's such a conflict of emotions. I'm obviously over the moon about one baby, but I really want the other one as well. I don't want to think too much about Baby B due to the low odds, but I don't want to disregard him/her either since it's not over till it's over! It made it alot worse seeing that little flickering heartbeat...I've never seen a heartbeat of a baby I've miscarried before and I just keep thinking that might have been the only glimpse of life I get from Baby B. We go back on April 7th and I just pray that Baby B has strong heartbeat or, if it's God's plan, that pregnancy has ended and we're not left in limbo any longer.
post #390 of 454
paytonsmommy: thanks for the update... I am very pleased that twin A's heartbeat is very strong... I truly hope that twin B gets stronger by April 7th. I will be thinking of you and I understand your concerns.

I got the results back of my second beta, 4205! 2.5 times greater than 2 days ago. No more betas for me. Ultrasound scheduled for April 14th--nurse made some sort of joke about triplets... ha ha... Anyway, it's starting to sink in now... I think I'm still in shock... we've been TTC for just shy of 3 years...
post #391 of 454
Kelly, I'm so excited for you, can't wait for your ultrasound!

Well, scary morning. I woke up with really intense pain in my lower left side. It was bad enough that I had trouble talking and wound up calling the on-call doc at the RE's. She had me come in right away. Jay had to drive me, I couldn't focus on anything but pain.

Got there, they pretty much took me right in. Did an ultrasound, saw what looks like a little yolk sack starting in my uterus, and no sign of ectopic or anything else. They think I either a) had a small ovarian cyst that burst, or that I might have a kidney stone... I had kidney surgery years ago that included surgical removal of stones. The urinalysis showed some red blood cells in my urine which is often associated with stones.

The pain has subsided to the point where I can function ok, but it's still hurting. If it continues, or if it gets worse again, I'm supposed to call them for a renal workup.

On the upside - progesterone's holding steady at 26, hcg is up over 700. So it looks like it's probably a singleton pregnancy, which is fine. Healthy is the only thing I care about
post #392 of 454
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Originally Posted by Paytonsmommy View Post
We had our 2nd u/s and Baby A's hb was strong at 140. We saw Baby B's heart, but it wasn't strong enough to measure and it's measuring almost a week behind. They told me 90% it won't make it. However, they'd told me I wouldn't see a heartbeat either....it's such a conflict of emotions.
I'm praying for little Baby B!

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Originally Posted by KellyTTC#1 View Post
I got the results back of my second beta, 4205! 2.5 times greater than 2 days ago. No more betas for me. Ultrasound scheduled for April 14th--nurse made some sort of joke about triplets... ha ha... Anyway, it's starting to sink in now... I think I'm still in shock... we've been TTC for just shy of 3 years...
Congratulations on the beta! I hope you have a healthy, happy pregnancy.

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Originally Posted by ratgrl View Post
They think I either a) had a small ovarian cyst that burst, or that I might have a kidney stone... I had kidney surgery years ago that included surgical removal of stones. The urinalysis showed some red blood cells in my urine which is often associated with stones.

The pain has subsided to the point where I can function ok, but it's still hurting. If it continues, or if it gets worse again, I'm supposed to call them for a renal workup.

On the upside - progesterone's holding steady at 26, hcg is up over 700. So it looks like it's probably a singleton pregnancy, which is fine. Healthy is the only thing I care about
Ouch. I'm so glad the baby's okay, but sorry you're in pain. I had a MUCH more minor pain in my right side the other day -- it would come and go in waves and I'd have to stop what I was doing it, press on it and lean over. I never thought about an ovarian cyst. I guess that would make sense.

Yay for the progesterone & hcg!

I'm doing okay too -- my seven-week ultrasound is a week from Thursday so I'll feel better once we see the little bean. Until then I'm hanging on with my mixture of nausea and hunger, lol.
post #393 of 454
Heeey, so.... remember that whole, "YAY I'M PREGNANT!" thing?

Went for my first ultrasound today. Sac is empty. Baby didn't keep growing. Another ultrasound next week to confirm, then cytotec to induce miscarriage and a Lupron/FET cycle as soon as I start a new cycle.

So.. um... I'm back.
post #394 of 454
RatGirl, I'm so sorry for your loss. Take good care of yourself. Hugs.
post #395 of 454
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Originally Posted by ratgrl View Post
Heeey, so.... remember that whole, "YAY I'M PREGNANT!" thing?

Went for my first ultrasound today. Sac is empty. Baby didn't keep growing. Another ultrasound next week to confirm, then cytotec to induce miscarriage and a Lupron/FET cycle as soon as I start a new cycle.

So.. um... I'm back.
Oh, I am so, so very sorry to hear this. (((HUGS))) to you.
post #396 of 454
Could we start a spring IVF thread maybe? I feel like maybe a fresh start would do us all some good. I'd be willing to start it but I don't want to step on anyone's toes.
post #397 of 454
I am so sorry to read this ratgrl
It made my heart sink... please take care
post #398 of 454
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ratgrl- I am so so sorry to hear this. Take good care of yourself.
post #399 of 454
I feel like this is verging on ridiculous now...

I went Wednesday for my ultrasound after the drugs to cause the miscarriage. I knew they hadn't really worked the way he expected them to, so I was expecting he would have to schedule a D&C for me to clean out the remainder. And that was true, there was still stuff in the uterus.

But there was also a heartbeat. I saw a tiny little heartbeat. But it was growing in my right tube, ectopic. It was right on schedule, almost 8 weeks in size. And I am incredibly lucky it hadn't killed me already. Had it ruptured, which by now it really should have, I would likely not have survived it because of how huge it was.


So after a short hysterical breakdown I got dressed and went into his office. I knew it would have to come out, I thought by scheduled D&C. But then he told me it had to come out. Right now. And they were already booking an OR for me, and when had I eaten last, and where was Jay because he needed to come right now. Basically it was so big that I was a time bomb and had well overrun my fuse.

So within about an hour of seeing the little heartbeat I was checking in for surgery.. Jay hadn't arrived yet. The nurses and doctors were literally RUNNING around getting stuff ready, they were obviously really concerned. Got on the gurney, was accosted by ten people at once asking me questions, then off to the OR.

They did do a D&C to remove what remained of the uterine pregnancy. But the ectopic was so huge that they had to remove my entire right Fallopian tube. It was far too damaged to be able to save it. So they had to do that by laparoscopy, because it had to be surgical, so I have my little stab wounds from that and I'm stuck at home for another week. Mostly just stuck in a loop of seeing that little heartbeat in my head.

So both embryos did take. One in the right spot that didn't develop, and one in the wrong spot that developed perfectly.

Then a couple hours later, they sent me home, and here I am.

The doctor did call yesterday and said when they started the surgery the ectopic had begun to rupture, so I was incredibly lucky. A few more minutes and the surgery would have been a moot point.
post #400 of 454
Wow, Ratgrl, I'm so sorry, seems like such a whirlwind

I can only imagine the range of emotions that you have been going through.

I'm in shock as my RE didn't even really discuss ectopic pregnancy as a risk with IVF.

I know you were having pain in your side a while back but I thought you said it was on the left... and this was your right ovary? I guess that wasn't linked?

I'm glad the timing worked out but I understand why you were feeling rushed.
I wish you a speedy recovery. Please take care
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