RCR - so the 5 day morula transfer didn't work out?
Super bummed that they ended up being morulas and not blastocysts. Praying it will work out.
rcr - glad you have a plan and that you feel better about it. When is your beta again??? Fingers crossed you get your "less expensive" baby!!!!!
Saphrons - all of our transfers were day 2 transfers so i can't help you much. Fingers crossed for you and praying it works!! I have two huge lumps in my butt right now one w/ a bruise and i'd like to rub them out, but I can't even touch them b/c they hurt so bad. Sucks but I'm keeping my hopes up that since all the other progesterone didn't get us pregnant this will work.
Praying - how was your lining check??? Hope it went well!! What is next for you?
Hope - where are you at in your cycle now? What is next for you?
Kali - Welcome!!! Sorry to be meeting you here but you are in a great group of ladies!!!! What is going on with you? Did they decide to do the transfer? How are you feeling now? Hope you don't have OHSS.
Aura - What is going on with you? Did you figure out the appt issues?
Silver, Gelly, GaleTX, Vegan - how are you all doing??
Saph - I have never had a day 5 transfer, but I just wanted to send you baby dust
blue - See my AFM below I feel like things are finally moving along!!!
praying - I haven't, but wanted to say hang in there - the zombiness will be well worth it!!
AFM - Meds were shipped yesterday and should arrive today. I have my first yearly with an ob/gyn today, so I'm hoping that I'll like her, and that in another 40 some odd weeks she'll be delivering my baby!! Monday morning at 7:00am I have my bloodwork to make sure I ovulated (which I'm pretty darn sure that I did), and so long as all comes back that I did, I'll start Lupron Monday night. Excited and nervous all at the same time!!
Hi everyone!! Thanks for welcoming me! I am soo happy! I had no idea who to talk too.
I had my transfer yesterday. Out of 27 eggs, 24 matured. They transferred 2. But, this morning when I woke up to go to work I felt terrible. I was so nauseous but nothing would come out and I am extremely bloated. My stomach is so round and it hurts to cough and even sneeze. My pants won't even button. I tried to put on some khakis cause I figured they would be a little looser, but that didn't work either. My cramping comes and goes. The bloating part is kind of scary to me because it feels like if it gets any bigger its going to pop.
Has anyone had any of this happen to them??? Is it normal?
Sap - no, it didn't work, but don't let that discourage you. I lost all of my embies except the one before my transfer, so quality was an issue. Also, I got fewer eggs. Like 9 or so I think. And, I only transferred one. Keep thinking positive!
Kali - no, I have never had that, but it sounds like OHSS to me.
Hope4 - congrats on getting meds!
Praying - I have never had a post-IUI lining check - only progestrone checks.
AFM - I know I am not pregnant. It is ok. I am looking forward to trying IVF again. Hopefully it won't get canceled. I don't think that IUI is going to work for me.
Kali: Google what to eat for OHSS! I think salty foods and lots of gatorade. And I heard whey protein shakes. Do not drinks lots of plain water. A few women I cycled with on another board got OHSS and had to stick to this diet for a while. But def check w/your doc. One of the women ended up in the ER having her fluid drained (after she found out she was pregnant - getting prego makes it worse). Congrats on having your transfer! You are not pregnant until proven otherwise!
RCR: I'm so sorry! I haven't heard of a lot of IVF converted to IUI success stories. I'm glad you're doing ok. I hope this new cycle is the one to do it!!
rcr, i'll do the spring thread. i've been here long enough, it's my turn. i just need a tutorial because i have no idea what it entails! you've been great this past winter season and deserve a break.
afm, i just got the most amazing phone call. my sister called me on her way home from work (she's 29 and a teacher in manhattan), and casually offered me her eggs if it comes down to that. i burst into tears and proceeded to bawl into the phone. i've always been curious if she would consider it, but i could never ask. it felt like such a big burden to make someone go through the shots and bloodwork and ultrasounds. let alone knowing that i'd be carrying a baby that was half hers. or raising a baby that genetically was half her. i'm hoping that SIRM can help me use my own eggs, but i'd so much rather use my sister's eggs as opposed to a donor. we're already using donor sperm, i'd like to have some genetic connection to this baby if i can. i've been really down looking into adoption because i'd like to have the experience of having my own baby. at least once. to be pregnant. to feel a baby kick, to see it in ultrasounds, to get to love it before it is born. knowing that i have a possible plan b is such a weight off my shoulders. i don't even know how to thank her for even offering. it's just really overwhelming.
kali - sounds like OHSS to me. Good luck - hang in there as a PP said if you get pregnant, it will make it worse before it gets better. Let your RE know for sure.
Saph - I'm so sorry. I know how hard it is to know that none made it to freeze. Big hugs to you and remember that back in your womb is the best place for them to be and grow. It has no bearing on you getting pregnant.
aura - that is so very sweet! I'm glad that you have a fall back plan, but am also glad that you're not ready to give up on your own yet!!!
The meds arrived today! I set them all out on the table and was reminded of just how much fun this ISN'T going to be. Sigh. The things that we'll do for a baby!!!
Hope - glad you got your meds!!! Fingers crossed for your cycle.
Aura- Wow, that is so awesome!!! What a blessing for your sister to offer! It brought tears to my eyes when i read your post.
Saphrons - I'm so sorry to hear about the your other embies!!!! Keep the faith for those two little ones inside of you!!!! Those two are in the best place possible to grow and thrive! When is your beta again??
rcr - it was me that asked about your beta. Glad you are looking forward to the next cycle positively. Fingers crossed for you!!
Kali - sure sounds like OHSS to me too. Did you get ahold of your RE?? What did they say and how are you feeling??
Hope everyone is having a good weekend.
Saph - keep thinking positive - that they are in there happy and healthy! I am sorry to hear that you didn't have any to freeze.
Aura - wow, that is wonderful! so sweet and touching. It really made me with that I had a sibling to ask for eggs. I am an only child.
Hope - yea, it is a lot to take, isn't it. It will be worth it.
AFM - they increased my progestrone because it was low at my test on Wed. I haven't had that problem before. Anyway, I think it is negative, and I am just looking forward to AF starting so I can try IVF again.
Hello everyone...just checking in....
AFM~ Nothing much happening with me...taking my Dexamethasone and Lupron each day, with my prenatal vitamin and my E2V shot every 4 day's...I increased my dosage of the E2V last night...I will have blood drawn on Monday and take another E2V shot on Tuesday night...then in on Thursday for a u/s and more bloodwork to see if I am ready for my FET...which is tentatively scheduled for 3/28/2012. No real side effects from the meds. Hopefully my 3 snowbabies thaw okay and look good enough to get transfered.
Saph~ sorry to hear that you didn't have any embabies to freeze.
Rcr~ you have a beta on Monday...how many day's PO will you be?
Blue~ How are ya doing?
What's the difference between a morula and a blast?!? I know I have heard this before, but I can't remember...is it just the cell hasn't developed into 8 cells?
Hope~ what is your protocol? When do you start your meds?!?
Aura~ that is so great that your sister would offer her eggs. I really hope that it doesn't come to that for you...I have my fingers crossed that SIRM is able to help you.
Hope - ment to mention that with all of the 5 cycles I have done I have never been on BCP's just Lupron as a suppressant.
rcr - glad they upped your progesterone even thought you don't think it's going to be positive, but it's better to be safe.
???? - Do all of you ladies have your progesterone checked after you have an ET, sometime before you have your beta checked. I've never had mine checked so I was just wondering about this.