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Winter - Get to know  ya:


*Name: Krissy
*Age: 30

*Location: Oregon
*TTC #: 2
*Trying Since: Not preventing since the birth of our son 08/09

*Things you have done to get a BFP (IUI, IVF, FET, diet, acupuncture, stood on your head, etc): Standing on my head, clomid, acupuncture, IVF, FET(currently), vitamins, diet changes

*In a perfect world (ie: no infertility) how many children would you like to have? 3 or 4
*Plan for this Cycle: I am waiting not so patiently for out first and hopefully last FET
*Testing (Are you one to POAS early or no): I didn't POAS with our first IVF cycle and I don't plan to this cycle, just wait for the phone call.    

*If you have a choice how many embies are you thinking of putting back in? We will put back 2, that is what we have frozen. We also transferred 2 with our fresh cycle.
*DPO or Transfer (if applicable): Transfer on 1/14(my dad starts treatment for prostate cancer the 13th), Beta on 1/24
*Link to Chart (if applicable): Chart, I only have 58 charts :) Unfortunately there isn't anything to see.

*Where did you meet your DH/DP??? His sister and my half-sister were best friends growing up. When I moved to Washington they introduced us and it was love at first sight.

*Years you've been together? April will be 6 years

*Favorite vacation spot you've ever been? Hawaii

*Do you have any pets? (kind/age) Dog, golden retriever, Kodi 5 in April

*Are you a beach, country or city person? I love me some country, but I also love walking on the beach.

*What do you like to do in your free time? Bowl, read, bake, go for walks, long drive with the hubby.

*What is your favorite kind of food? I am a meat and potato's girl without the potato's.

*Thoughts: This cycle I am way more apprehensive than I was with our fresh cycle. I think part of it has to do with I know what we have to loose if this doesn't work. There are 2 embryos frozen that could turn into amazing children, just like our son.  We are doing everything the same this cycle as well; acupuncture, vitamins, staying in the same hotel, eating Asian food the night of transfer, being totally mellow. Our son is going for his first sleepover at my in-loves house, so I am sure I will miss him something bad, but I can't let it stress me out as that wouldn't be good for his siblings. smile.gif
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post #42 of 578

I love reading these!

 

Winter - Get to know  ya:


*Name: Mary
*Age: 34

*Location: Ottawa
*TTC #: 1
*Trying Since: Jan 2009

*Things you have done to get a BFP (IUI, IVF, FET, diet, acupuncture, stood on your head, etc): IUI, clomid, femara, sketchy semi-known donor self-insem

*In a perfect world (ie: no infertility) how many children would you like to have? 3
*Plan for this Cycle: wait patiently, info session, training session?
*Testing (Are you one to POAS early or no): totally not. the first four or five blank tests traumatized me too much.

*If you have a choice how many embies are you thinking of putting back in? 1
*DPO or Transfer (if applicable):
*Link to Chart (if applicable):

*Where did you meet your DH/DP??? No DP. I kinda want one sometimes.

*Years you've been together?

*Favorite vacation spot you've ever been? Maine, Winnipeg

*Do you have any pets? (kind/age) Polly, retriever-ish mix, 2-ish

*Are you a beach, country or city person? Hmmm, all of the above!

*What do you like to do in your free time? knit, read, craft, play with my family, sleep

*What is your favorite kind of food? Hard to say - delicious vegetables, maybe.


*Thoughts: I've been so patient. I wish I had moved to IVF sooner. It was clear to me after 6 IUIs that someting was amiss, but the doctor convinced me to keep trying, and I didn't think I wanted to do IVF ever. I thought that I would move right to adoption. What changed my mind? That adoption takes sooooo long and is so difficult, watching my sister cope with IVF, watching my sister grow and birth a baby (though conceived naturally after failed IVF)  I've been so patient          .  

For me it's the waiting that kills me. The process is okay, I can be patient with that, but I'm just longing for a child in my house. I think that if IVF fails, I may do an older-child local adoption so I can be a mama as fast as possible, and then start the process for infant adoption.

 

post #43 of 578
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Yeah!!joy.gif Glad you guys are playing along!!!  I was starting to wonder if it might be a flop!!  I have a busy day today, but some time might clear up and i'll try to do mine today or tomorrow, I promise.  It is fun reading all of your info and it's nice to get to know you all a little better even if it is behind a computer screen.  dust.gifto all!!!!!

post #44 of 578
I am reading along, but at the docs office waiting to do my baselines. Yay. I will post mine later today. Nice to meet you all!
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So, my doctor appointment was ok.I have 6 follies on my left side and four on my left. Is that good? I also got a prescription for birth control pills, which I am starting tomorrow. The woman who makes the IVF schedule is hopefully going to call me back today for some more info. I guess you can put me down for suppression, as of tomorrow, Blue. [ETA - wait, suppression does mean that part of IVF when you take birth control pills, right? ]

Winter - Get to know ya:


*Name: Rcr
*Age: 36, approaching 37 in a few months

*Location: the south
*TTC #: 2
*Trying Since: about two and a half years

*Things you have done to get a BFP (IUI, IVF, FET, diet, acupuncture, stood on your head, etc): We were planning to do an iui a few months ago but it was canceled because my beta levels were not back to zero after my last m/c. I take an enormous amount of vitamins, as does DH. They have increased his sperm quite a bit. I am wondering if I am taking too much. I have done acupuncture, and yea, I have stood on my head, like most people here.

*In a perfect world (ie: no infertility) how many children would you like to have? I am not sure. I am a WOHM, so it would be a lot of work to have more than 2 or 3 for me. I guess I am hoping for twins so I can have 3, although DH only wants two, so if it is not twins and we get one we will likely stop. I guess in a perfect world I would not have to work, and would have about 3 or 4.

*Plan for this Cycle: IVF. I am not sure of much more than that yet. Right now I am doing birth control pills, starting tomorrow. I still need to talk to the IVF scheduling nurse to figure out what my plan is.

*Testing (Are you one to POAS early or no): I am a POAS kind of person, but since they test pretty early with IVF, I may just wait. Who knows. I do have a bunch of ICs in my bathroom, so I may not be able to help myself.

*If you have a choice how many embies are you thinking of putting back in? 2

*DPO or Transfer (if applicable):

*Link to Chart (if applicable): I have a chart, but it is useless because I am a terrible charter.

*Where did you meet your DH/DP??? in grad school

*Years you've been together? married three. We have been together off and on for about 10 (actually more off than on)..

*Favorite vacation spot you've ever been? Hmm, India, I guess. Maybe Amsterdam, or maybe Vancouver. It is hard to decide.

*Do you have any pets? (kind/age). Yea, a lot of dogs, and a lot of cats

*Are you a beach, country or city person? All of the above.

*What do you like to do in your free time? Hmm, hang out with DS. Honestly, I don't have too many hobbies anymore because I don't have much free time. I used to knit ans sew and do all kinds of crafty stuff, but all my time that I am not working is spent with DS now.

*What is your favorite kind of food? we are vegetarian, so anything that is not a dead animal.

*Thoughts: Thanks for running this thread, Blue.
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post #46 of 578
Hi. Sorry for posting so much. I hope I am not annoying you all. This whole IVF thing is such a mystery to me, I have so many questions.

My doctor just called from this morning's blood test. My FSH is 15. Is that horrible? Google says that it is really high. Should I be worried?
post #47 of 578
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Hi. Sorry for posting so much. I hope I am not annoying you all. This whole IVF thing is such a mystery to me, I have so many questions.

My doctor just called from this morning's blood test. My FSH is 15. Is that horrible? Google says that it is really high. Should I be worried?

rcr, my FSH was 16 a couple cycles before our IVF. I was totally freaked out, because it is somewhat high. But really all it might indicate is low ovarian reserve...well, that's what IVF is for, right? Don't worry! Your eggies are great, and you're about to harvest a bunch of them!

Ok....gotta go catch up on all the other posts. blowkiss.gif
post #48 of 578
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Hi. Sorry for posting so much. I hope I am not annoying you all. This whole IVF thing is such a mystery to me, I have so many questions.

My doctor just called from this morning's blood test. My FSH is 15. Is that horrible? Google says that it is really high. Should I be worried?

 

From your other question about suppression... yes, BCP would be like a suppressor.  Your numbers of eggs sound good rcr!!!  Keep growing follies!!!!

 

My FSH was 15 one month and then the next month it was like down to 7.  I wouldn't put too much worry into it and like Tear (Hey girl!!! Miss ya and hope you are well!hug2.gif When's the next U/S?) said "that's what IVF is for".  Don't worry and no you aren't posting too much... that's what this forum is for!!!  Post away!!!!  Can't talk long... I've got to run.  I spent the day today holding a 2 wk old and taking care of him so his mommy could get some sleep!  Loved every min. of it!!!  Man, do I want one of my own!!!

 

Where's everyone else at????  I hope to do my "Winter - get to know ya" tomorrow when I have a little more time.  Off to make dinner - fun fun!!!!!

post #49 of 578
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Originally Posted by rcr View Post

Hi. Sorry for posting so much. I hope I am not annoying you all. This whole IVF thing is such a mystery to me, I have so many questions.

My doctor just called from this morning's blood test. My FSH is 15. Is that horrible? Google says that it is really high. Should I be worried?

rcr, my FSH was 16 a couple cycles before our IVF. I was totally freaked out, because it is somewhat high. But really all it might indicate is low ovarian reserve...well, that's what IVF is for, right? Don't worry! Your eggies are great, and you're about to harvest a bunch of them!

Ok....gotta go catch up on all the other posts. blowkiss.gif

Thanks. That does make me feel a lot better, since you are pregnant. How many eggies did you harvest? How many grew and were fertilized?
post #50 of 578

Hi Ladies!

 

I'm going to try to catch up with everyone here!

 

First, a big Welcome.gifto all the newcomers to this thread. Here's hoping our stays here are short and sweet!

 

 

Blueyezz - Thank you for starting this new thread! Thinking of you. hug2.gifSo sorry everything is going so slowly. Grrrrrr on the 13 vials of blood!

Also, I'm right here with you. Don't feel left behind--we will graduate in due time!

 

 

rcr - Welcome to our little corner of the internet! You will find lots of support, cheerleading, and cyber hugs here. Amazing that IVF is covered for you! I think it's an HSS--like blueyezz said. It's not a big deal at all! I had very, very minor cramping (less than a period). Yay for AF! 

 

silverbird - Glad to "see" you. Hope you won't have to wait too long!

 

tear - Yay! You graduated!!! How was Germany? Were you there for Christmas? I love the Christmas markets, the mulled cider, etc., etc....

Glad to hear you're feeling better.

 

missme - I hope you get to be suppressed asap! Do you teach--is that why you need compatibility with holidays?

 

KristinaMarie - Welcome and good luck on your FET!!! Wow--very exciting! Sending you sticky vibes.

 

Prettyasanangel - Welcome! It sounds like you're taking excellent care of yourself. I'm also trying to drop a few lbs before my next round of IVF. I also have a clotting disorder (Factor V Leiden heterozygous). However, I just started birth control pills and my RE isn't concerned because I was on them before w/no ill effects. I will be on Lovenox post-transfer and throughout the pregnancy. 

I did an antagonist protocol for my "first" cancelled round of IVF in October. It was cancelled due to a hormonal fluctuation (long story--not relevant to your situation!). Anyway, it was just fine. You stimulate for a few days until the follicles reach a certain size, then add Ganirelix or Cetrotide to suppress your pituitary gland and prevent ovulation. I stimulated for 12 days, but that was because I started at a low dose of Follistim. I'd say 8-12 days of stimulation is typical. Many women at my clinic are on this protocol.

 

sarahcecile - Glad to hear your FET went well--two perfect embabies! Sending you sticky, sticky vibes!

 

Keria - Good to see you here. hug2.gifThinking of you as you and DH contemplate the next step. We're all here for you.

 

sweetdynasty - Welcome, sweetdynasty! Good luck you your upcoming FET. Please don't over think the chemical--it was not your fault! Yes, I've felt that way, though--what could I do to make conditions 100% optimal?!? I've been using meditation/guided imagery tracks from Circle+Bloom to relax. You can download them as mp3s. 

 

Carlyle - We are happy to have you stalk and cheerlead for us any time you want to stop by! We need all the support we can get!!!

 

AFM - Whew! I think I'm caught up with everybody! It has been a busy week.

Well, we saw our RE today. It was much better meeting with him under relaxed circumstances, unlike the awful conversation with him the day of the cancelled transfer in December. DH and I are feeling more relaxed now, because we have a plan. Our RE is relatively optimistic because my ovarian reserve is quite good. I'm day 14 and had an ultrasound today. My antral follicle count was 20!!!??!! It was 12 the previous few months.

 

My cycle was really long in the fall after the first cancelled cycle, and here I am at day 14 with no visible follicles,

so here's our plan:

I started BCPs today (1/7/11). So, blueyezz--file me under SUPRESSED.  

Lupron in a week.

Stims a week or so after that.

ER approximately 4 weeks from today!

 

We are going to add in Human Growth Hormone (Saizen) injections during stimulation to try and help egg quality and hopefully lead to higher quality embryos.

How do I feel? Freaked out and excited. Glad to have a plan. 

Just to put a plan B in action, we met with the Egg Donor counselor to get the lay of the land. If we have another cycle with no viable embryos, we may go straight to ED (egg donation). We'll see. I'm still holding out hope.

 

One thing that really made me think when meeting with our RE--we had 11 embryos. I asked our RE how many blasts. We had THREE HATCHING BLASTS--GRADE B. He said they looked good but had all tested abnormally genetically. 

 

That really makes me wonder whether more women who are unsuccessful with IVF--mainly first tri losses--have issues with embryo quality/genetics like we did. The only reason we shelled out the $$$ for testing is because of my missed miscarriage, which we were able to test. It was trisomy 22. Also, I'm "old" and we didn't want to take chances. Anyway, I'm just putting it out there--if it didn't cost $5000+ to do PGD, maybe more women would know which embryos were good and not go through IVF more than once or twice before having a successful outcome.

 

One small gripe--I am so frustrated at not being able to make plans. I could've been on a business trip (and some pleasure, too) to INDIA next week, but I thought I'd be preggo after Dec's IVF, so I said no to the trip. I have other professional engagements I've had to cancel due to IVF stuff, including a business trip to the Caribbean (!) in June, because I had to let the powers that be know by December. I had better be pregnant by June (grumble grumble)!

 

 

*Name: Kat

*Age: 40 (I don't feel 40, but evidently my ovaries do!)

*Location: Southern California
*TTC #: 1
*Trying Since: April 2009 (1 BFP June '09, m/c 2 9 weeks; 1 BFP Jan '10, chemical; other suspected chemicals)

 

*Things you have done to get a BFP (IUI, IVF, FET, diet, acupuncture, stood on your head, etc):

sex with my husband winky.gif, HCG/progesterone/lovenox combo, acupuncture, Chinese massage, herbs, DHEA, omega 3, DHA, royal jelly, healthy diet, green smoothies with kale and spinach, no coffee, no caffeine, no alcohol, minimal sugar, yoga, meditation/guided imagery for fertility, prayer, 2 cancelled IVF cycles (1st due to hormone fluctuation, 2nd due to NO viable embryos after PGD)

 

*In a perfect world (ie: no infertility) how many children would you like to have? 3-4; would be thrilled with 2-3


*Plan for this Cycle: Started BCPs, then Lupron; stim with Follistim, Menopur, and Saizen; estimated ER February 4th


*Testing (Are you one to POAS early or no): Pre-IVF, I was a POAS addict. Now, I'm not so sure...

 

*If you have a choice how many embies are you thinking of putting back in? Three embryos.


*DPO or Transfer (if applicable): N/A yet


*Link to Chart (if applicable): No chart. I have an excel calendar to keep track of stuff, though. 

 

The fun stuff:

*Where did you meet your DH/DP??? Wacky story. I met his brother on match.com. He and I went out twice (we were both on the rebound). It didn't work out. He introduced me to his brother. The rest is history!

 

*Years you've been together? Eight years in February. Married two years.

 

*Favorite vacation spot you've ever been? Hard to choose! The Big Island of Hawaii, Italy, south of France, Scotland...

 

*Do you have any pets? (kind/age) French Bulldog, age 4 1/2, currently sleeping in my lap. Blue-fronted Amazon parrot (DH's), age 30. Tropical fish.

 

*Are you a beach, country or city person? I've mainly lived in cities, but love the country and beach. I will be moving to a beach city in Southern California soon.

 

*What do you like to do in your free time? Write music, play music, make art, cook, read, yoga, hike, be outside. Spend time w/DH and friends.

 

*What is your favorite kind of food? Italian, Japanese.


*Thoughts: I am grateful for this forum. I definitely haven't felt comfortable in other areas of MDC for a while. Also, other IVF forums on the internet are often really crowded and less personal. This is truly my online support group. I am thankful for all of you! 

 

 

Thank you for reading my LONGEST. POST. EVER.

 

THE END!

 

 

post #51 of 578
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Thanks. That does make me feel a lot better, since you are pregnant. How many eggies did you harvest? How many grew and were fertilized?

We had 9 eggs harvested, four of them fertilized, and three were at the right place at the right time developmentally for transfer. We put them all three in, and so far we hopefully have two babies out of it. And my FSH was 11 or higher for months and months. My RE kept saying, it's just a number. It was hard to believe. hug2.gif

blue, thanks for asking. We have our next u/s on Monday, and I'm really anxious to see them after our whole stomach flu bout. I was feeling much better this week, and it freaked me out, but the last two nights I felt totally barfy (yay!).

I'm thinking of you tons, even though I've gotten kind of quiet online. I really hope the bleeding you had was it. hug.gif Sending you lots and lots of peace and hope! love.gif
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Winter - Get to know  ya:


*Name: "Blueyezz4"


*Age:  33 (but turn 34 next month)

 

*Location: Ohio


*TTC #: Technically #1 (but will actually be number 4 other 3 in heaven)


*Trying Since: 2006 (going on 5 yrs)

 

*Things you have done to get a BFP (IUI, IVF, FET, diet, acupuncture, stood on your head, etc):  Old school style, acupuncture, herbs, vitamins, chiropractics, diet, CBEM, Pre-seed, clomid, about 5-6 medicated IUI's, 1 IVF,  tried to stop trying, gone on vacation & tried to relax - it doesn't work!!  I'm sure there is more, but I'm drawing a blank.

 

*In a perfect world (ie: no infertility) how many children would you like to have? Probably 2 or 3, but I'd be happy even with just one at the rate we are going.


*Plan for this Cycle: Going to do a FET hopefully in either Feb or March (waiting for this whole M/C to clear out and move on with life)


*Testing (Are you one to POAS early or no): I used to be, but after my BFN with my IVF and then my beta coming back with a BFP I'm leaning towards not testing, but we will have to see when the time comes.  I have a few $ store test just sitting upstairs.

 

*If you have a choice how many embies are you thinking of putting back in? We have 3 freeze babies which we will thaw all of them and it is still to be determined if only 2 or 3 will go back in.  RE said he would be willing to put all in, but with our history that is a little scary.  I'm more game than DH is....time will tell.


*DPO or Transfer (if applicable): n/a


*Link to Chart (if applicable):  I have one, but it's not up to date at all.

 

*Where did you meet your DH/DP??? We actually met on Match.com

 

*Years you've been together? Known each other for about 8yrs & married for 7yrs

 

*Favorite vacation spot you've ever been? Aruba (we love it there and wish I was there now)

 

*Do you have any pets? (kind/age)  One  dog.  German Shorthaired Pointer / 12 yrs old

 

*Are you a beach, country or city person? Vacation beach person, but like to live more in the country.

 

*What do you like to do in your free time? Spend time with DH and friends & family, work in the yard, golf, tennis, bike, water sport, snow ski.

 

*What is your favorite kind of food? Love Indian, Sushi, Italian, Mexican - Mmmm.... now I'm getting hungry.


*Thoughts: So glad to have MDC to talk/learn from all of you ladies.  I'm sure DH is glad too b/c I'm sure he gets tired of hearing about all this girlie stuff.  Sorry it took me so long to get this one done.  So much fun to read everyone elses!!

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songtothe moon - I loved your longest post ever! I am so envious that you are moving to a beach town in southern california. it's snowing here - and likely will be for the next three months!  I'm really glad that you're on to a new cycle with a new plan already - the waiting is the worst, especially after a non-successful cycle, i imagine.

 

Yes, I'm a teacher! I teach grade 5,6,7 French. The incompatibility problem is that my cycle always seems to start when the fertility clinic is closed for holidays. I missed my day 3 bood tests in october because AF came the friday before (canadian) thanksgiving, and although they told me I could come in that day, I couldn't make it because I have to be replaced by a supply teacher if I leave and the vice principal couldn't find one on short notice. AND then my AF came just before new year's, so again the clinic was closed for the holidays for another 4 days. So I keep getting delayed :(

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Songtothemoon - Loved reading your long post!!!!  I updated you on the main page!  Yeah for progress!joy.gifGlad to hear your meeting with your RE went better and your plan sounds good.  I can't believe that PGD cost $5000... Holy Crap!!!  I was thinking about that it, but there is no way if it is that expensive.  Keep us posted.

 

Tear - So good to hear from you and I'm excited for your U/S on Monday!!  Can't wait to see your post... i hope you will stop by and let us know.  Yeah for feeling barfy!!!!!  LOL

 

rcr - I had 10 eggs taken and 7 fertilized and then 5 survived after that.  Like I said earlier mine a month or two before my IVF was at at 15 also.  Keep the faith!

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songtothe moon - I loved your longest post ever! I am so envious that you are moving to a beach town in southern california. it's snowing here - and likely will be for the next three months!  I'm really glad that you're on to a new cycle with a new plan already - the waiting is the worst, especially after a non-successful cycle, i imagine.

 

Yes, I'm a teacher! I teach grade 5,6,7 French. The incompatibility problem is that my cycle always seems to start when the fertility clinic is closed for holidays. I missed my day 3 bood tests in october because AF came the friday before (canadian) thanksgiving, and although they told me I could come in that day, I couldn't make it because I have to be replaced by a supply teacher if I leave and the vice principal couldn't find one on short notice. AND then my AF came just before new year's, so again the clinic was closed for the holidays for another 4 days. So I keep getting delayed :(


You can add me to the teacher list. I am a professor, but I have the same issues with no good options for calling into work. We don't have substitutes, unless I ask a friend to cover for me. Plus students get really annoyed and give me bad course evaluations when I miss too much class. Scheduling all these appointments is a challenge.

Thanks for the fsh advice.

I have another question- I was told that I have four follies on one side and six on the other. That was day two. Is that all the eggies I can get? I mean, are all the follies that are going to be there, already there by day two?

I bought the bloom+circle meditation mp3, as was suggested in the last thread (was that you blue?). I did it twice today already, but it is a little unclear which one I should be doing. Doing cycle day three would not leave me with enough, since I will be on bcp for about three weeks. I wonder if they consider when you start stims to be cd 1. That would make sense according to the number of cycle days that they give you, so maybe I should do the three pre-cycle ones until I start Stims. I think the point is to meditate, right...so I guess that is the important part.
Edited by rcr - 1/8/11 at 5:02pm
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Winter - Get to know  ya:


*Name: Melondy
*Age: 41

*Location: Illinois
*TTC #: 1
*Trying Since: 2004

*Things you have done to get a BFP (IUI, IVF, FET, diet, acupuncture, stood on your head, etc): Absolutely everything. 3 fresh IVF cycles. 1st 2 IVF I did conceive however I miscarried. 3rd IVF cycle BFN. 2 FET cycles BFN and countless IUI's.

*In a perfect world (ie: no infertility) how many children would you like to have? 2 or 3
*Plan for this Cycle: Eat a high protein diet which will include Whey protein and Brewer's Yeast. Take a ton of supplements some of which are L-Arginine, COQ10, DHEA, Melatonin and IRON. Consume coconut oil,water and pineapple juice. Take iodine for thyroid disorder. Take baby aspirin.
*Testing (Are you one to POAS early or no): No early testing to stressful.

*If you have a choice how many embies are you thinking of putting back in? All of them (just kidding) Praying that I have 3 to put back.
*DPO or Transfer (if applicable):
*Link to Chart (if applicable):

*Where did you meet your DH/DP??? At a local Mall

*Years you've been together? 9 1/2 years

*Favorite vacation spot you've ever been? Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

*Do you have any pets? (kind/age) No but I want one.

*Are you a beach, country or city person? I live close to a big city but prefer the county DH prefer the beach.

*What do you like to do in your free time? cake & cookie decorating, scrapebooking & sewing.

*What is your favorite kind of food? Any thing Mexican
*Thoughts: I just hope and pray that I am not doing too much this cycle. Baby dust to all.

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Prettyasanangel - So sorry to read about your losses and I just had to give you a hug!!hug2.gif  So fun to read your "Winter get to know ya"... thanks for sharing!!! 

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Quote: You can add me to the teacher list. I am a professor, but I have the same issues with no good options for calling into work. We don't have substitutes, unless I ask a friend to cover for me. Plus students get really annoyed and give me bad course evaluations when I miss too much class. Scheduling all these appointments is a challenge.

Thanks for the fsh advice.

I have another question- I was told that I have four follies on one side and six on the other. That was day two. Is that all the eggies I can get? I mean, are all the follies that are going to be there, already there by day two?

I bought the bloom+circle meditation mp3, as was suggested in the last thread (was that you blue?). I did it twice today already, but it is a little unclear which one I should be doing. Doing cycle day three would not leave me with enough, since I will be on bcp for about three weeks. I wonder if they consider when you start stims to be cd 1. That would make sense according to the number of cycle days that they give you, so maybe I should do the three pre-cycle ones until I start Stims. I think the point is to meditate, right...so I guess that is the important part.

 

rcr - No, you can still get more follies and the ones that are there now will just continue to grow.  It may be that the new follies that show up may just be behind or smaller is what I mean, so they might not trigger with the bigger ones.  You just never know and that is why they monitor you so closely when doing an IVF.  When is your next U/S?

 

 I wish i knew the answer about the meditation, but I don't.  I'm not sure who it was that suggested the circle + bloom (i forget myself), but i don't think it was me.  I have been looking at them and just waiting to get my discount (30% off) email and I think I'm going to download one as well.  I'm leaning towards the natural cycle even though we will be doing a FET.  I just figure that it could help me more in the long run if, God forbid, this last try doesn't work.  We will see.  I figure I can use it even with my FET cycle and will benefit from it no matter what. I didn't really see one there for FET just IVF/IUI.  Good luck to you and hopefully someone else might have an answer for you.
 

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Prettyangel- I am taking most of the same supplements as you and I also wonder if I am overdoing it. I just stopped Maca and red raspberry leaf, but am still taking a lot, including everything on your list.

Blue- I can burn the CD I have and send it to you if you are curious about it. The download site allows five downloads after you pay, and I only used one, so maybe they expect people to get a few users out of it.

I don't have another appointment t for two weeks, other than the sis test, which is Thursday.
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wave.gif Ladies,

 

I hope it's okay if I join.  I remember a couple of you from my IVF cycle in 2009!  We were blessed to have a little girl, and are ready to try FET.  I guess you can put me in the gathering information group. 

 

I would love it if someone could tell me a little about how FET works (meds, timing, etc).  We never found out what our issue was/is, but tried pretty much everything before IVF. 

 

 

KristinaMarie, you graduated right before me last time (I am also in Oregon, but I think we go to different clinics) 

 

Tear78, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. (edited to clarify: in the past, I think we cycled around the same time too).  Very happy to see the BF(twin)P.


Edited by BellyBean - 1/9/11 at 8:12pm
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