The nurse says it's good! I'm still holding my breath for Wednesday. I'm afraid to get excited about it this time around. I'll just be excited about RCR instead, ok?
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Winter IVF Thread - Page 29post #561 of 6313/25/13 at 2:32pmpost #562 of 6313/25/13 at 2:45pmpost #563 of 6313/25/13 at 3:00pmpost #564 of 6313/25/13 at 3:01pmLaggie & rcr - wahoooo!!!! So excited for you both!!!
Laggie - I think your number sounds good actually!! Not that I had any luck w/ ivf's but the one that we got a BFP but it didn't last was like in the 20's or 30's. so I think in the 60's is a great start and everyone is different and it's hard to compare numbers. Just keep thinking positive and keep sending that little one strong implantation thoughts!!!! So excited for you!!
Rcr - Holy crap! I'm guessing twins already!!! I think that number is high for a singleton but you never know bc your numbers could run high to begin w/ too!!!! I think it's weird that they don't check your number again in like 2 days. Hmmm?? Maybe bc it is so high! I'm so excited for you!!! Sending you lots of sticky healthy vibes!!!!!!post #565 of 6313/25/13 at 5:04pm
Yeah, Laggie, I hope your next beta is even bigger.
RCR, I found this hcg listing that may be useful. It seems your beta is in the range for a "normal twin pregnancy" but it had a small sample size. http://www.advancedfertility.com/earlypre.htm and then there is http://www.justmommies.com/articles/hcg-levels.shtml
AFM, took my brother shopping with me tonight to do all the picking up and bending work of grocery shopping. I like having a personal assistant :) Yeah, he is my 21 year old baby brother who is staying with us and going to college. DH hates going grocery shopping and has class on Monday nights anyway so it worked out to have my brother help me out.post #566 of 6313/25/13 at 6:53pmrcr, that is an awesome number! It's no guarantee of twins, but it definitely could be!
Laggie, your number is also great! Seriously. What blue said...everybody is different and that's a great number! I understand your wanting to hold back, though. I just wanted to say that pee stick lines vary totally depending on the test, the time of day, the dilution, etc. I'll be rooting for great doubling time!post #567 of 6313/25/13 at 7:04pm
Laggie: Praying for a great and doubling beta! My friend had a first beta of 48 and she ended up having identical twins in there!
RCR: My beta at 15 dpo was 373 and I had one. You are a day further ahead. That said, beta base had said I had the average beta for triplets at 15 dpo! So I definitely think you *could* have twins in there. The better way of knowing is how fast it doubles. My friend who has two sets of twins from IVF (and moderates the multiples board on fertile thoughts) says that when it's twins it usually doubles + 20% or more in two days. Now I can't wait for your u/s. Any idea when that will be?
Lilacviolet: My RE had a picture of how big the follies were are different sizes. I was astounded by how big they each get! Glad you could recruit some help with your shopping. Take it easy!
Cindypost #568 of 6313/25/13 at 7:43pmpost #569 of 6313/25/13 at 9:13pm
Laggie, just read your news on the other thread! That is fantastic! It is gut-wrenching to be doing the HPTs, isn't it... Tear is right, there are so many things that factor in to how dark or light the line is. I read online that even with the sticks in the same box, you can have varying amounts of dye in them-- HPTs are qualitative, so the intensity of the line can't be relied on. I had done a search for myself about the line being lighter than it was the day before, and it was completely reassuring to read about the whole qualitative thing. And for your beta, that sounds really good-- as per the nurse's comment, too.
RCR, is it sinking in more now that you've had a couple days to think about things? Did you do anything special on the weekend?
So happy for both of you!!!!!!
Tear, cute little guy! He does have chubby cheeks for sure. Must be so nice to have Carlyle there with you now. How long is she staying?
Blue, sounds like you have everything ready now. I thought of you the other day-- remember when you were asking our opinions on baby stuff to get? I was thinking of how great it is to have little washcloths that are used only for bum wipes. We just wet them with warm water, and use them to clean baby's bum up. With pee, it's nice to wash it all off their skin. With poo, we use the diaper wipes to get all the mess, then follow that with the warm water rinse with the cloths. We always then dry with little bamboo cloths. It's a good way to save on wipes, plus baby doesn't have the coldness from the wipe all the time, but even more important is that we have never had a bad diaper rash, ever.
Vegan, still planning on sending you a pm about the SPD. I'm feeling like I'm just getting over my paper-writing...
AFM, looks like we are on our way to having #3, if all goes well. I had been feeling 'off', and at first I thought it had something to do with trying to get my final paper done (I had been neglecting to eat at regular times this past week, and having a medium coffee a day (I normally have a small) with chocolate here and there-- so I thought it was related to that). So then DH suggests I test with my internet cheapies, and I was so shocked to discover two lines. I'm just taking things one day at a time...post #570 of 6313/26/13 at 4:06am
LAGGIE!!!!! congrats! i'm so excited i'm doing my own veggie dance for you!!! 68 is totally normal and wonderful and healthy and great!
and RCR, omfg, seriously my first beta was like 230, my second was like 500. so um, i am guessing multiples. just saying. since you had hatching blasts it's very likely that yours implanted a day earlier, so you'd have more time for the numbers to double, but i'd say you're in at least twin territory.post #571 of 6313/26/13 at 4:14ampost #572 of 6313/26/13 at 5:51ampost #573 of 6313/26/13 at 6:30ampost #574 of 6313/26/13 at 8:20am
As Silverbird said, about the 'old timers', this makes me SOOOOOOOO happy!!!!! It has been a long journey!
But, no update from you, Silver? How are you doing? I hope things are going really well for you. The last few times you posted, it sounded like everything was coming together nicely and you had reached a really with where things are at for right now. So nice to see you pop on here!
ETA, Sorry, I meant to post my AFM in the Graduates thread. I haven't been an active member of this thread for quite awhile, but I go back and forth between the two, as I am rooting all of you on for your bfps. Both threads have been hopping this past couple of weeks and since the same names pop up on both I guess it's easy enough to get mixed up. Sorry, I didn't mean to be insensitive.
On that note, good luck to each of you who are in the middle of cycling! I can't wait to congratulate you when the time comes!
Edited by TenzinsMama - 3/26/13 at 8:32ampost #575 of 6313/26/13 at 8:41amUgh what would I do without my phone! Laying on my bed eating the sack lunch I packed yesterday but didn't eat because I went out for fast food. Nurse told me yesterday I had 10 follicles on the right less than 16 nd 14 follicles on the left less than 18. I might have to go in again tomorrow. Today's ovary scan was intense. I got so cold and my legs had been in the stirrups so long that I just started to shiver. Then I got scared and started to cry. Emotions were unexpected for me. Nurses were great though. Got me warm, told me the crying is normal, checked my vitals to make sure I was okay. I got a letter to be excused from work today and tomorrow. I am totally going to lay horizontal for awhile because that is the only position that feels comfortable and wait for the "what to do next" phone call.post #576 of 6313/26/13 at 9:46am
lilac - hang in there, you're doing great! You have a ton of follicles and your hormones are going CRAZY right now.
Tenzinsmama - Congratulations!
Silverbird - yep it seems like us old timers might finally get to graduate. I hope you're doing well.
AFM - yesterday I bought a drugstore test and the line on it was nice and clear, and that was at 6 pm. So I feel a bit better. I wonder if my cheap tests are too old? They aren't expired, but I've had them for a really long time, probably 2 years?
This is my test from yesterday morning before my beta. The line is actually more visible in the photo than it was IRL - also, it got a bit darker after it dried. It was definitely in "I think I'm just imagining a line" territory at 5 minutes. And it was first thing in the morning.
This is the drugstore test from 5 pm. Phew, much better.post #577 of 6313/26/13 at 9:54ampost #578 of 6313/26/13 at 10:23ampost #579 of 6313/26/13 at 10:25amQuote:
I want to clarify because it appears that the information you have received about embryo adoption and what is "required" is not correct.
I have an intimate knowledge of the Snowflakes Embryo Adoption Program.
Most embryo adoption programs let the recipients and the donors choose their level of contact, the amount of contact desired by both parties is used when matching clients. If you as the recipient desire only to know who the donor family is, where they live and their medical history and would not like any direct communication with the donor family, they will not present you as a possible match to a family that states they desire yearly personal visits with the family who adopts their embryos. There are families that choose to have personal visits, there are also families that choose to communicate with each other with Snowflakes as the intermediary, they forward emails, relay phone messages etc. With the Snowflakes Embryo Adoption Program both the donor and recipient have to approve the match. If you are presented a family profile from the Snowflakes program, as an embryo adopter and you don't feel comfortable with it - for any reason, or for no reason - then you can turn it down and they will match you with another family.
The matching process is precisely part of the service that is being paid for. I read grumblings about the fees charged by agencies, but the reality is that matching clients up - to both families satisfaction, satisfying the FDA - filling out those forms, running the genetic tests they require, managing and paying for the embryo shipping, relaying messages back and forth for families that choose to connect through the agency and not directly - for years, keeping medical records and family records on file FOREVER costs money.
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