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IVF Graduates thread!! - Page 94post #1861 of 22272/27/13 at 8:51pmToothfairy my heart is breaking for you. I am so so sorry. You deserve your take home baby. Big hugspost #1862 of 22272/28/13 at 12:10ampost #1863 of 22272/28/13 at 2:01ampost #1864 of 22272/28/13 at 11:46ampost #1865 of 22272/28/13 at 5:19pmpost #1866 of 22272/28/13 at 7:56pmpost #1867 of 22272/28/13 at 8:47pmpost #1868 of 22273/2/13 at 4:19amToothfairy, I'm so sorry. It's so unfair! I'll be thinking of you and sending hugs.
I've been reading along and wanting to post the kind of post you guys deserve. I'm 37 1/2 weeks, farther along than when I was induced with dd for pre-e, and still no signs. Knocks wood. I have one more week of work and maybe then I'll have more time to post personals. I'm sending love to you ladies!!!post #1869 of 22273/3/13 at 5:17amThank you all for being so nice. I hope we make it back soon. We have 2 frozen blasts & are hoping to transfer both in a few months. I know a few if you are expecting from frozen transfers. Any advice or what your docs did differently would be great.post #1870 of 22273/3/13 at 3:55pm
Toothfairy - glad you are going to try again!!! Fingers crossed for you the next time around!!
Aura - glad that your echo went well! That has to make you feel better for sure to have it done and over with.
rcr - you are getting closer right??? Fingers crossed for you and hoping and praying w/ all I have that this is your time!!! I've been on fish oil for probably 5 yrs so I'm sure it can't hurt.
Suzie - what did the drs say about your progesterone levels???
gumby - always good to see your name pop up my friend!!!
Kewpie - i think i need to educate myself more on the whole process of cloth diapering!!! Thanks for sharing!!
Tear - glad things are going so well and that you are almost done working and can try and relax a bit before the little man comes. Yay!!
How is everyone else doing??? I think we need to have a group check in. Even if you don't do personals, fill us in on how you are doing?
AFM - We had our ultrasound on Friday and the little man is sideways and measuring a little big they said (72%) even though everyone tells me that I look small. Sometimes I wonder if they are right or not though. They said he is already 6lbs if he would be born now. They also said that the fluid level is one notch higher than normal (normal is 24 and below and he is at 25 so not that much off), but the high risk dr said that bigger babies "pee more", so I have to go back and see him (high risk dr) again in 4 wks for another ultrasound to check it all again. He said if his fluid level stays high and if he continues to measure big they may want me to go a week early and he said if he doesn't turn then he said I'd need a c-section. Ugh!!! So we will see. The tech couldn't get any good pics of his face b/c he was all curled up and had his hands and arms in front of his face, that little stinker!!! I really haven't done much today and I've been getting some shooting pains in my cervix, so i'm trying to lay low right now. The stitch comes out either on the 13th or 15th I'll find out probably this Thurs for sure when it will be. One more little shower back home next weekend as long as everything goes okay up until then. Once that shower is over then we have to go and get a few things to be fully prepared b/c there are still several things that we still need like mattress pads and waterproof pads, swing, monitor, nursing pillow, oh my!!!!!post #1871 of 22273/3/13 at 6:32pm
toothfairy, my FET was the first time i've ever gotten pregnant. aside from other things, i think my body really liked having the rest from my stim cycle. i was so much more comfortable, more relaxed, and it was good to see my blasts thaw and re-expand.
blue, getting so close! i bet that baby turns before it's time though. are you comfortable?
tear, any day now!! can't wait to hear all about how your labor goes, once it happens. i hope you too are comfortable and rested in preparation.
hello to all the other moms to be and moms who are busy running around after their kids!
afm, went to the hospital for a tour of the maternity ward. it was a really nice hospital, and i'm glad i got to see the rooms. it is starting to feel more real! today i did my first two loads of baby laundry, and bought some bins to store the larger sizes until we're ready for them. we're ordering furniture this week although my mom is giving me a hard time about it. being jewish, she's very superstitious about bringing things into the house before the babies are born. i've already broken all the rules by buying stuff, having clothes and toys around that were gifted to us, and i'm having a shower. all huge no nos. so what's the big deal if we get the cribs? i'd like to have everything ready so that way when the babies come home we are prepared. with twins i won't have the luxury of doing things after the fact. not that singleton moms do either, but with twins i know we'll be especially crazy. my mom was under the impression that she would come to my house while i was in the hospital to set things up for me, but not only do i not trust her to follow through, i refuse to leave these things up to her judgement. she can be rather flaky at times and i don't trust that things would be done the way i want them. part of me is scared to break these superstitions, as i don't want to jinx myself (again, i don't believe it but who wants to tempt fate?), but i am also being practical. so annoying!post #1872 of 22273/3/13 at 9:23pmBlue, sorry about the positioning and fluid. If it makes you feel better, I forget when it happened, but this guy was sideways and at some point he flipped head down and has been there for a long time (knocks on wood). I hope yours does the same. How exciting to see you getting close - I think I hit hard core nesting at around 35 weeks. :-)
Aura, thanks I am looking forward to a little rest and more time to clean and get ready, too. Isn't it awesome to start washing those clothes? I know what you mean about being superstitious, but it's also really mentally helpful to have a few things ready, and I would think a place for the babies to sleep would be one of them. :-). So excited to see your little ones grow!
Ok...gotta give the iPad to hubby. Had about a half hour of tough contractions that left me in the tub during dinner. I think I just needed to drink and lie down, cause the tub and chugging water totally helped. Intense, though! It spooked dd, poor thing.post #1873 of 22273/4/13 at 8:30ampost #1874 of 22273/4/13 at 10:05am
Hi Blueyez :) I had my third beta on Friday and my progesterone was over 190 again, and HCG levels still doubling every 2.2 days. Getting a call through to my dr is impossible, so I gave up but from what I have found out for myself, high progesterone should be a good thing so I'm going with that... only because the HCG still looks good tho! Scan in one week :)
Hope your next scan shows a face this time! When I had my son, I had ridiculous amounts of fluid, a sideways baby in labour and a C-section in the end.. would have been a much easier recovery with a planned C that the emergency one. I only had one scan in the whole pregnancy and nobody knew where he was until it was crunch time. You are so lucky that you're being monitered! Enjoy baby shopping and get the best nursing pads you can Your nipples are important LOL
Auraleigh: In the same position I would be inclined to be practical as well - it would be impossible to find the time/energy after having one baby, let alone 2! But I understand not wanting to tempt fate (I also throw salt over my shoulder and try to keep my mum's back healthy by avoiding cracks in the footpath)... Can you move everything in but not put it together until the last week or 2? Kind of make a collection of baby things room in boxes, but not an actual nursery until the last minute?post #1875 of 22273/4/13 at 11:58ampost #1876 of 22273/4/13 at 2:39pmpost #1877 of 22273/4/13 at 2:43pm
aura - They don't need much in the beginning, so maybe a compromise of just having the bare minimum set up would work? They really only need a place to sleep, some diapers, the car seats installed, and some clothing the first week. If you don't plan to breastfeed, you'll need the bottle stuff too, of course.post #1878 of 22273/4/13 at 5:33pmQuick check in after some radio silence. Wasnt sure what to post...
I found out I'm pregnant with triplets (tri/tri) after IVF. Three heartbeats last week. I'm still in shock and processing. Lots of Dr appts coming up but no decisions yet. At 7w0d hoping they self select as the alternatives are heartwrenching. No options for CVS testIng locally and no idea how to choose a reduction. It's all a bit overwhelming.post #1879 of 22273/4/13 at 5:40pm
Whoa guppy, that is a shock. I thought you transferred only 2 embryos? I have a good friend pregnant with 3 after IUI last fall, it is a lot to process. All 3 of hers are 22 weeks now so if you are thinking selective reduction it is probably good to start researching (just because in my experience all 3 can definitely stick for good!). Congrats though on 3 healthy heartbeats!post #1880 of 22273/4/13 at 7:28pmThere was a third that was written off because it seemed to have stopped growing and was just barely 4cell so I mentally discounted it... Silly me (or silly embryologist!). Here's to being a different kind of 1%...
Sigh. My big concerns are my health - I'm quite a bit overweight and have some mild asthma issues that have already been exacerbated by early pregnancy - and the health of the babies making it to "full" term. Not to mention my being single... The statistics are scary and intense but nebulous enough to make one realize that it is possible to make it happen either way. So such a decision.
I had an appt at MGH today and have another next week with another MFM doc after my 8w u/s. Somehow I just sense it is sticking, but perhaps because I have zero symptoms ( except for exhaustion) and figure id have some if something changed.
Interestingly there is no one in MA willing or capable to do CVS testing on triplets. I was intrigued. Apparently there's someone in NYC who will. So yes I'm in research mode already.
Fertile thoughts forum has a more active board in this area so I've been over there reading past & recent posts.
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