Hi taxlady thanks :), i'm not in pain anymore, in my other IVF they gave me some pain meds before I woke up from the sedation and I never felt a thing but I was high all day, in this one they didn't give me anything I woke up in a lot of pain begging for some tylenol but i was clear headed If I had a choice I would do it like the first time.
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Laggie - Wahoooooooo!!!!! Congrats girl!!!!!!!!!! That is sooooo awesome!!!! What was you beta number at, do you know? When is your next test, Sunday or monday?? Keep us posted!
Keria - Yea!!!!!! Glad you had good news too!!! So happy that it is going smooth so far. I know you have to be nervous right now but try to stay positive and just believe in your little eggs and DH's swimmers!!!!! Can't wait to hear the update tomorrow. Sending up some prayers for you!!!
Keira- Congrats on he retrieval. So happy that you got to use dh'S sperm. I bet he feels great about that. I can't wait to hear some more good news about fertilization tomorrow.
I love this thread right now with all the positivity. Thanks for all the relaxing vibes, I think everyone said don't stress or relax- WHAT WOULD I DO WITHOUT YOU?? Tomorrow is most likely the last u/s before we go to ER and I'm still bordering on the overstim. Last night they reduced my folistem to 100... my boobs hurt and I feel enormous.
I'm here because I didn't say anything to Silver about the "bad" news. You know, I think that I personally would look into how expensive it would be to challenge the decision. BUT THAT'S JUST MY PERSONAL OPINION. I think that by using the writing you have and the course of treatment you've been on that DH was involved in would be a good case to a judge. Otherwise, I think that using a donor and having the baby that you know your DH wanted as much as you did would be really great. Any child would love to know that they were brought into the world with love, a loving family and dad in heaven that loves them so much. But Silver, you've been through so much and I want you to keep us posted with what you are going to do, because through all of this, we grow close and those feelings don't end just because our circumstances change. I'm so sorry that you have to figure this out, all during this time when your DH hasn't been gone very long. It seems like too much for one person. So glad you made up with your family.. in these types of situations, things flare-up with those closest to us, isn't that weird.. it is, but that's what happens.
Sending all my positive energy to the group of gals I've gotten to know here. Stick and fertilize and wait and hang on and well you know, just be strong.. these are the types of situations that make me more sure, if women ruled the world, we'd all be doing much better.
Thanks for the good wishes guys, I heard back and 4 fertilized, I'm pretty happy about the results except I came with some kind of stomach bug, I was up all night with vomit and diarrhea and today I have a fever transfer is supposed to be on monday hopefully I'll be as good as new by then, I read that baby embrios don't like fevers so if I'm not ok by monday we'll try for a 5 day transfer.
Taxlady, here's hoping you can avoid overstimulation and have a good ER soon!
Thank you Tear, that;s a nice way of putting it, I guess if I as going to get sick now is better than later, I'm feeling so much better though but I still have a fever hopefully its gone by tomorrow.
HI.. OH KERIA!! That is great news about the fertilization!! With DH's fresh sperm, I might add - so good work DH! I'm sorry you don't feel well, but I think another good night's sleep and you will be good to go. LOTS OF POSITIVE GET WELL VIBES TO YOU!
so there are tons of eggs.. and there are more that are small enough the doctor didn't even count them. The meds are the same tonight, and I'll trigger tomorrow at 7:15 with ER on Tuesday at 7:15. I know that I only need a few good eggs, can't help but be nervous when the doctor says that my e2 (????) is high and they need to go get the eggs. I'm a bit scared.. my gut feelings are not good right now.
I just joined because I'm in my two week wait after frozen embryo transfer and I'm going nuts! I need someone to tell me to calm down and relax (yeah right, like that is going to happen).
TTC since Sept 2004 - DH has low sperm count
IVF Jan 24/07 - 2 embryos implanted, 8 frozen - 1 beautiful daughter
SET May 30/11 - 1 3-day 4-cell embryo implanted, natural cycle. Taking prometrium, baby aspirin and vitamins
My blood test is scheduled for June 13th.
I feel especially stressed because I don't really have my husband's full support on this one and so I don't have my best friend to confide my feelings and worries to. I feel like I can't talk about it at all with him. The history is, we discussed and agreed on having 2 kids before we got married - it was that important to me that I wasn't going to marry him if he didn't want kids. We talked about our second baby right up to about a year after our daughter was born, then he changed his mind and said he was done having kids and couldn't go through that again (DD was very colicky for the first 2 or 3 months, and DH had a hard time adjusting to parenthood, as he is older - now 50).
We have been fighting about it since 2008 and I couldn't let it go so I kept pushing until he relented, though very unhappily. During this whole time since DD was born we have not used any birth control and i was hoping like mad it would happen naturally so he couldn't blame me or be as mad at me, but no such luck. I chose to only have 1 embryo implanted to lessen the chance of twins, because that would be the final nail in the coffin that is now our marriage as a result of all this. DH very reluctantly signed the papers and came to the ET but he didn't speak to me that whole day and sat like a grumpy troll in the transfer room.
I think if I have to do this again it would be better if he wasn't there next time, but I'd like him to feel some connection to the baby and it would be weird if he wasn't there at implantation. I did tell him that if we use all our embryos and there is no success, that I would stop and we would be done for good then. I have 7 more chances if this doesn't work.
So that's why I'm going nuts.
Keria - Yay! That's great! I'm sorry you're not feeling well. Feel better soon!
Taxlady - Try to relax, hun. I'm hoping for great news on tuesday!
Purple piggy - Welcome!! It's always a bitter sweet moment when we get new faces here. We hate that you have to be here, but we love new companionship. I'm sorry you're facing this pretty much alone. I don't know what I would do if I didn't have my DH's support. Seriously, we have heard it all here, so feel totally free to vent/worry/jump for joy or whatever you need to do here. We are here for you!
AFM - I had another bleeding scare last night. It was less than the last one and again, no tissue. These babies are going to give me a heart attack. It happened right before bed, but it was done by morning. Thank GOD! I'm not moving from bed today to keep it from starting up again. I also have some sort of chest cold starting. I've had a scratchy throat for 3 days and I'm starting to get congested in my chest and cough stuff up. My sinus are also on fire. I'm not a happy camper today. I'm not sure if this is normal with twins, but I already can't zip my pants. I'm on a super strict diet from my dietitian and I've stuck to it, so I doubt I'm just gaining weight. 6 weeks seems awful early though... I'm thinking I'm gonna go watch a movie and get over my grumpies.
Oh Kewpie.. these twins are going to give us all a run.. I really do think they are settling right in and pushing their way into their comfy new home. Get rest and relax.. those (I almost wrote girls :) babies just want you to know they are still there. I bet that you've got some bloating at least from having two little ones in there. REST AND RELAX...I'm going to try to heed the same advice. xxoo What movie are you going to watch? I've got to send back my netflix so I have some good ones for bed rest. I also need to spend this morning figuring out what we're going to eat for two weeks - because I really loved that you were prepared for what was coming your way. You've been the poster girl for taking care of yourself perfectly!
Welcome Purple Piggy - Kewpie said it best.. we're happy to have the companionship, but we wish we here under different circumstances. Stick little bean! I know that my DH gets an idea and holds on tight to it. I think that once the baby is confirmed and on their way - his feelings will change. Don't you? It's so neat that you had so many to freeze.. that's inspiring to me.. especially when you said you have 7 more tries. My DH didn't come to my last transfer, he went to work (he's a teacher), but his mom came with me. I think that us females find that to be a really neat process, but I can see my DH sitting there with little to no emotion on transfer. My MIL and I were so excited and had so much fun that day. They're just wired so differently than we are.. and luckily it's that way!
Kewpie whew I'm glad it's over, after IVF everyone should get an event free pregnancy, I think your twins are just preparing you for parenting where there is always something to worry about.
Taxlady are you triggering tonight? good luck with everything!
Welcome Purple Piggie!
Well, I'm bleeding red blood streaked with brown. It's enough to make a strip on the TP, but not enough to make it to my underwear. My heart sinks every time I have to go to the bathroom. They say it's common, but I have an ominous feeling. I'm still staying in bed. No cramps or tissue, so I'm trying to stay positive, but I'm terrified. I can't wait till my u/s on thursday afternoon.
KEWPIE- Just stalking and wanted to send you a huge CONGRATS and maybe help you relax a little. When I was about 10wks with our IVF miracles I woke up at 2am bleeding all over the place, i mean heavy with clots and all. Woke up dh and cried until 9am when we called the doc. Meanwhile we had just announced the pregnancy to our family cause my SIL was here from Florida so I was like we jinxed it and now have to tell them the bad news. Went to the OB and had to wait 3hrs to get an US appointment. OB was even like wow ur bleeding really heavy. Well all was well and it continued for 3wks. Everyday my family was like are you still bleeding are you ok, it drove me nuts and I hated going to bathroom but our twins are here today and wonderful. Hope that helps a little, I know ur prob going crazy like I was but keep all the hope I'm sure they are snuggling up in there nice and tight.
Hi to everyone else and Congrats to all the BFP and good luck to all those waiting, just can't keep away from this thread sorry.
Thank you so much for the warm welcome! It's nice to know I can vent / cry etc to others who know what I'm going through. It's weird but I felt pregnant up until Saturday, then nothing. It could just be the prometrium side effects, and now I'm used to them but I guess my pessimism is rearing it's ugly head. When is it okay to do a home preg test? I'm on day 24 of my cycle which is anywhere from 24 to 31+ days long, and it has been 1 week since my transfer. I'm afraid a negative would just depress me more.
Kewpie - I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed for you. I had some light brownish spotting at 6 weeks post transfer with my daughter and went to my fertility doctor for an ultrasound the next day. He said I had a hematoma under my placenta and I had to stay home from work and just relax for 3 weeks, and then I went back to work part time for 2 more weeks, then everything was fine and I had made it through the first trimester. My worst morning sickness hit at the same time so I was actually quite thankful I could stay home. I didn't have strict bed rest though - I think I would go crazy! The best thing to do is rent those movies - anything funny or uplifting - to try to take your mind off the worries for a while.
Taxlady - you are so right about men. my DH wasn't into my pregnancy and didn't have any interest in feeling the baby move etc, but after she was born he was smitten. I hope it happens again. When my DD had the hiccups as a baby I told DH she had them in utero as well - it would drive me crazy - and he was quite surprised that I could feel that and know what was happening. I think he then regretted not being as involved with her before she was born.
My fertility doctor told me I was the 'star chicken in the hen house' because when I stimulated, I had 26 follicles. they retrieved 26 eggs and 12 fertilized and 10 went on to divide. I had 2 implanted fresh and had a successful singleton pregnancy. I know not all of my embryos will survive the thaw so realistically I may only have another 4 or 5 chances. Still good odds though! I am also healthy with no problems which helps.
Hang in there ladies!
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