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post #121 of 220
Go, Leslie! I'll be thinking of you Saturday!
post #122 of 220
wow leslie! 13 is awesome!!!
post #123 of 220
Leslie... I had 14 eggs, and 13 fertilized Sending you lots of good luck :

Congrats on a good transfer Megan! : for Marlin and Coral Jr.
post #124 of 220
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Korin~ I told my husband about our similar "count" and he was encouraged. Then I showed him the pics of your landscaping and he was totally envious. We're trying to figure out what to do with our postage-stamp back yard and you gave us some great ideas!

Megan...are you feeling any different?

We're just a little freaked out about the fact that there are 13 of our fertilized eggs growing in a petri dish. Are we kinda pregnant already? I know we have another hurdle to cross--and it makes all the difference--but something is alive! Is it wrong to wish that I could just hang out with our petri dish?

Michael told me yesterday he really likes the name Jonah. I do too. It's the belly of the whale part that makes me uneasy. ok...getting wayyyy too far ahead of things...
post #125 of 220
I found myself wishing my clinic had a web cam on my embies. That way I could watch them grow and develop anytime of the day/night. What a great idea that would be, huh?
post #126 of 220
Hi, I just wanted to check in with everyone. We have visitors this week so I have not been able to get online at all.

Sounds like everyone in the "IVF in May" group is doing great.

Leslie, we also got 14 retrieved the when we had our twins . Those are great results. I'll definitely being sending you vibes Saturday morning. That's really exciting!

Congrats on your transfer, Megan. PUPO Don't forget, the PEE STICK IS NOT YOUR FRIEND!

I had my baseline today. I'm going down to 5 units on Lupron tomorrow and starting stims on Saturday and now I'm starting to get a bit of that nervous/excited feeling.

Jenn, you may be obsessing (I would be) but I tell you, sore boobs was my very first sign. PUPO
post #127 of 220
I wish I felt something! I want nausea, sore boobs, something! Too soon, I know.

One thing I do feel is kind of hard to describe. I guess the best way to describe it is that I feel like I'm not alone. Ever since Marlin and Coral went in, I have felt that they are here, right here with me. I don't feel like they are just little growing cells. I feel like they are babies and I can feel their personalities. Does that sound weird?

As much as I am hoping for just one to stay put -- and as much as it will freak out DH to hear me say it -- I feel that they both are here. I have three friends who have "a feeling" that I will have twins. One of these friends has been doing reiki for me since I started IVF. She said that one night she was sending me reiki when all of the sudden she felt this powerful energy and saw a brilliant purple light. She wouldn't tell me at the time what she felt, but she told me on Wednesday that the feeling was twins. She has twins herself.

Like I said, DH is freaking out about the prospect of twins. Emotionally and on a day-to-day basis, he thinks it would be fun. But on a finiancial level, it's driving him crazy. He really has that "man as provider" thing in overdrive at the prospect of having to keep a family of 5 going as opposed to a family of 4. We struggle a bit as it is and we seriously need a house, but he is expecting a raise and a bonus in June, so we ought to be fine. Not rolling in it, but fine. I am not the kind of person to worry about something that may or may not happen and waste all that energy. I used to be, for sure. But I am not going to stress and not enjoy this pregnancy just because we might have one extra baby.

Hoo-wee! Sorry for all that! I guess I needed to purge that and put it in a box somewhere. Sorry the box was in y'all's laps!

BTW, I just want to state for the record that Coral and Marlin are not names that we are keeping! (Not that there is anything wrong with them....) Yes, we already have names!
post #128 of 220
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Alisa~ congrats on moving on to the next phase! Half a Lupron dose is so much easier, at least it was for me. I hope the stims go well. It sounds like you know the drill from having done it before--but I'm still thinking of you!

Megan~ wow. I loved reading about your perceptions, and feeling like Marlin and Coral are here to stay!
The financial part is always a challenge. I was once at a lecture where a guy asked a poor Guatemalan woman why they have such big families (it was an awkward moment, a dumb question) and with a world of dignity and grace, she replied: "our children are our wealth. We don't have money; our families are all we have." It challenged me to think about my assumptions--I insisted we have a house before we started trying. That was 4 years ago. All our friends in apartments got pregnant right away. I know it's not our 'fault', but it has always made me wonder. Have I been too worried about money and created blocks as a result? Dh is a high school teacher and has the same struggles as your dh around being a provider.
So I say enjoy your babies.
post #129 of 220
I was once told, "if we wait to have children until we can afford them, we will never have them".

Sticky thoughts for everyone!
post #130 of 220
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Originally Posted by Mom2Ellis
I was once told, "if we wait to have children until we can afford them, we will never have them".
I totally agree! That's how we finally rationalized having our first one when we did -- and DH was make more than 2x what he's making now! What were we waiting for?!
post #131 of 220
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<-- lemon myrtle green tea

ok, it's 6:00 and my appt isn't til 7. Michael is out walking Bear and I'm still waking up. Transfer day is here!

from the "jumping the gun department": Korin, what fabulous lotion did you use to not get any stretch marks? ...just wondering...

have a great holiday weekend, everybody. I'm sure I'll back online by this evening.

post #132 of 220
I'm up early so I'm glad I can send you off with good wishes! See you later when you're PUPO!
post #133 of 220
Hey ladies!

Just wanted you all to know that there is another former IVF/ICSI lady out here cheering you all on and almost obsessively checking this board to see how things are going for you. I am sending you all lots of sticky vibes and love as well as peace in this exciting, nerve wracking time.

You have all got me thinking, maybe we should try again? Hmmmm.........
post #134 of 220
: leslie I'm thinking of you... and have SO MUCH HOPE! When you get your BFP , I'll send you some of the belly cream I use
post #135 of 220
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Originally Posted by vermonttaylors
Hey ladies!

Just wanted you all to know that there is another former IVF/ICSI lady out here cheering you all on and almost obsessively checking this board to see how things are going for you. I am sending you all lots of sticky vibes and love as well as peace in this exciting, nerve wracking time.

You have all got me thinking, maybe we should try again? Hmmmm.........
Thank you for cheering us on! I just looked at your website -- what a beautiful, peaceful life you seem to have! I don't mean peaceful as the opposite of chaotic; I mean peaceful as the love and peace of your family really shines through.
post #136 of 220
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April ~ I have HUGE GOOSEBUMPS!! I just went to your website and gasped at the coincidence. My husband's cousin (also a Zac!) and his wife just returned from Kazakhstan with their adopted baby girl, Chloe!! We were in the infertility journey together til they decided on this option and they are happy beyond words. What an ordeal it was, by the way. You have a truly beautiful family and I am so touched by your words of encouragement for us!!

so...this morning we transfered three "very good quality" eggs! The embryologist said our doc gave us the option of transfering 4, and it was a bit of a nailbiter for a few minutes. But I knew in my heart that if we transfered 4, I'd be waiting for one to die. And I couldn't bear that. With three, I can give 110% positive energy with no hesitation. That was the final deciding point, and dh fully supported it. (reduction isn't an option I want to consider) It is tough though. Will I regret it? time will tell. But so far I feel good about going with my intuition/gut feeling.

PUPO!!!!
post #137 of 220
PUPO PUPO PUPO!!!! Way to go Leslie :::
post #138 of 220
You go, Leslie!!!!!!!
post #139 of 220
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thanks everybody!

TMI alert

Does the PIO make everyone constipated? It's only been three days on the stuff and wham! No one warned me about this part. I'm a pretty high-fiber gal to begin with, but I'm gonna have to take more, um, assertive measures. Any tips in this department?
post #140 of 220
I was pretty backed up from the stim meds, not the PIO, I think... I'd just drink more fluids, including gatorade or some electrolyte stuff, and lots and lots of fiber! Dried fruit did it for me
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