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post #221 of 266
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Originally Posted by Perdita_in_Ontario View Post
Kristin - thanks for that! I hadn't looked much, but I hadn't found a timeline like that. Of course now I'm going to study it daily...

Pediatric conference? That sounds interesting - what do you do?
i am a chiropractor specializing in pediatrics & pregnancy. so trusting em all of the babies and preggo moms that march through my office daily is def a knife in my heart

i was in a panic this am b/c i was having some red spotting so of course i checked my handy dandy timeline and implantation should be happening, so it put me at ease some. if the ivf didn't work, would i be getting my period already...just 4 days after a day 3 transfer??
post #222 of 266
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Kristin, thanks for that breakdown of days!! It's total fodder for obsessive compulsive women like me. How are you and Perdita doing? I feel like we are the last of the April IVF chicks to finish up...and it can't come soon enough!!

Marly/Soulshine, how are your little beans doing?

I feel much better after hitting rock bottom the other day and POAS way too early. Thanks ladies for talking me off the ledge!
consult the timeline about when there will actually be enough hcg to have a positive preggo test....

for me it will be next fri and on, so i might start testing then....well see.
depends on how this spotting goes i guess.
post #223 of 266
Kristin - I highly doubt you'd be starting a period this early. The spotting could possibly be something else, I guess, but I think it's a good sign for hope!!

I haven't spotted, but I didn't last time either. Damn my secretive body...

The clinic called yesterday to see how I'm doing. Part of their protocol I guess - it's nice.

Our strep swab came back negative, good news because it means no antibiotics - they figure we had some small virus and that DD got a viral rash. Its finally beginning to fade so we're over the worst I guess.

This week went easily for me because I didn't expect any symptoms. Next week is going to be more difficult!
post #224 of 266
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Hi ladies! How is everyone doing?

So I broke down again (I'm 9dp5dt) and I did an HPT this morning and clearly saw two lines!! My beta is on Tuesday so I will withhold excitement until then but this definitely gave me hope. Still don't really have any symptoms.

Perdita, Kristin...how are you holding up?
post #225 of 266
goblue...
can't wait till tuesday!!!
post #226 of 266
goblue - congratulations! I'd let my hopes get up if I were you :-)

Looking forward to the official good news tomorrow...

Things fine here. Just waitin' around - 1 more week.... prometrium is evil evil stuff with all its pregnancy symptoms.
post #227 of 266
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Things fine here. Just waitin' around - 1 more week.... prometrium is evil evil stuff with all its pregnancy symptoms.
man, i am not having many pregnancy symptoms...my boobs aren't sore at all.

but i am tired and hungry and crampy....could mean both things. UGH! why does the 2WW have to be so long and excruciating
post #228 of 266
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I just got the call and I am officially Knocked Up!! My hcg level is at 233 and I go back on Thursday for the more bloodwork and make sure things are progressing. It's so surreal....I can't believe it's finally happening!!

post #229 of 266
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I just got the call and I am officially Knocked Up!! My hcg level is at 233 and I go back on Thursday for the more bloodwork and make sure things are progressing. It's so surreal....I can't believe it's finally happening!!

I'm not part of this thread but I have been stalking ya'll

: CONGRATS!!! :
post #230 of 266
Goblue: Congratulations!!

Marly/Soulshine: yeah, how's it going?

My news is that last week I had a horrible scare but now seem to be all right. Last Monday night (not last night, the week before) I suddenly had ferocious cramps--the kind you can't walk--and then heavy bleeding. And I do mean heavy. Called doctor in a panic who said get to bed, take a shot of progesterone, and come in first thing in the morning. The next morning I had a sonogram and I was still pg. MAJOR phew.

Luckily the acupuncturist a friend had recommended could see me that day and worked on me, which made me feel much better. I really like her and will see her weekly until I am well into the second trimester, if I make it. Talk about a roller coaster.
post #231 of 266
goblue goblue goblue!!! 'official' congratulations! that was right around my first beta, too so, what now?

perdita and kristin... i am thinking of you both and sending you lots of positivity. hang in there! the countdown is on. isn't it aweful?! i dreaded that phonecall. probably the most nerve wracking part of the whole process so far. i am really feeling for you both! i was so nervous about it, i mentioned it to my therapist and to her it sounded like i needed to be 'watched' in case of a negative. i was so scared of that phonecall, and didn't know how i would react if it was a negative beta. so, knowing that, the day before, i tried really hard to have some options in place in my mind in case of a negative. like, not jumping off a cliff. seriously! i don't know if you felt like that, but, i did and it really helped me to plan ahead at least a little to help not spiral down too far. i don't mean to be a downer, but i was reading the posts about the dreaded phonecall and it made me think of that.

jempd,
omgoodness. i am so sorry you had to have that kind of scare! i would have been out of my mind. did they see anything on the u/s to indicate why the cramping, etc? i am so glad the baby is safe and sound! i'll be sending you some good, healthy energy for that cramping, etc to cease and decist!!

i am doing well, i guess. i am 7w4d today, and i have another u/s on friday. these u/s are mostly for my own peace of mind. it is hard to refuse them and just 'go with the flow' and try to trust that its all ok... so i am going and i hope to see an 8 week healthy heartbeating baby!

this is a general issue for me, really. with my first pregnancy, there were no problems and my care was pretty hand's off and laid back. coming to terms with the fact that lots of things happened between then and now, well, there is a dichotomy happening inside me... i want that 'hand's off' experience again, becaue that's the kind of person i am idealogically, but i also want monitering because i have had some traumatic losses!! so, i am having lots of thoughts trying to balance this. basically the advise i have been getting is to take it day by day and to listen to my instincts, not judge myself... which is good advise!

goblue, so happy for you!
post #232 of 266
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I just got the call and I am officially Knocked Up!! My hcg level is at 233 and I go back on Thursday for the more bloodwork and make sure things are progressing. It's so surreal....I can't believe it's finally happening!!

goblue ~ I am so very, very happy for you!! Here's to a happy and healthy 9 months

I feel like we've been through so much together (since we linked up going through the same thing at the same time) that I feel almost like this is my own sticky bean

You better keep me informed as to how everything is going, and when you hear that glorious heartbeat!!!!::
post #233 of 266
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goblue goblue goblue!!! 'official' congratulations! that was right around my first beta, too so, what now?

perdita and kristin... i am thinking of you both and sending you lots of positivity. hang in there! the countdown is on. isn't it aweful?! i dreaded that phonecall. probably the most nerve wracking part of the whole process so far. i am really feeling for you both! i was so nervous about it, i mentioned it to my therapist and to her it sounded like i needed to be 'watched' in case of a negative. i was so scared of that phonecall, and didn't know how i would react if it was a negative beta. so, knowing that, the day before, i tried really hard to have some options in place in my mind in case of a negative. like, not jumping off a cliff. seriously! i don't know if you felt like that, but, i did and it really helped me to plan ahead at least a little to help not spiral down too far. i don't mean to be a downer, but i was reading the posts about the dreaded phonecall and it made me think of that.

jempd,
omgoodness. i am so sorry you had to have that kind of scare! i would have been out of my mind. did they see anything on the u/s to indicate why the cramping, etc? i am so glad the baby is safe and sound! i'll be sending you some good, healthy energy for that cramping, etc to cease and decist!!

i am doing well, i guess. i am 7w4d today, and i have another u/s on friday. these u/s are mostly for my own peace of mind. it is hard to refuse them and just 'go with the flow' and try to trust that its all ok... so i am going and i hope to see an 8 week healthy heartbeating baby!

this is a general issue for me, really. with my first pregnancy, there were no problems and my care was pretty hand's off and laid back. coming to terms with the fact that lots of things happened between then and now, well, there is a dichotomy happening inside me... i want that 'hand's off' experience again, becaue that's the kind of person i am idealogically, but i also want monitering because i have had some traumatic losses!! so, i am having lots of thoughts trying to balance this. basically the advise i have been getting is to take it day by day and to listen to my instincts, not judge myself... which is good advise!

goblue, so happy for you!
In answer to your question, there was a large blood clot visible on the sonogram, and the doctors (both RE and OB/GYN) think that it was so much blood in there what with the clot that it sometimes happens that it bleeds and causes cramping. Hopefully the one that's still there will be absorbed.
You're right, re: the us--another thing to obsess about--but it is good to be reassured to.

I second soulshine's wishes to you all.
post #234 of 266
hi every one sounds like every one has good news !! well don't worry to those waiting those dreadful 2 wks it will be over before you know it . a little up date from me : I am Having Twins !!! i just got back from the ultra sound.
post #235 of 266
helo everyone!! congrats to the bfp goblue and for the twinsies marly!! that is so exciting for you both!!! i hope to be in both your shoes very soon.

i was doing pretty well until today. i broke down and started taking hpt mon night, b/c my evil dh brought home the business of being born which was a great movie, but not great to see while in the 2WW. It made me want to be pregnant more than anything! Anyway so i took a test that night and the next am and both were neg i thought. DH thought he could see a shadow. So then i took another one last night that i thought was neg again, until i looked at it again after more than 10 minutes and there was def a second line there. But i have been reading at peeonastick.com and i think what dh saw on the first 2 tests was the line of test material and that last night might have been an evaporation line since it showed up after the 10 minute time limit. This am i took a clear blue easy and it was neg. Granted i am still early for hpt, techinically the hcg just started accumulating yesterday, so it is not surprising that they would still be neg, but i was just hoping for some sort of sign that i could actually relax and try to enjoy this process. I am having a lot of symtpoms: implantation spotting, mild crampiness, hunger, fatigue, temps are 98.8 and above, boobs are starting to get sore and it feels like there is so much activity going on in my uterus?? But these symtpoms could all be explained by other things also. Dh & I are on the edge, we just want to see some sign of positivity. And my patience is totally shot at this point!

Perdita how are you doing??
post #236 of 266
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Thanks everyone for your kind words!!

Marly, congrats on twins!!!! How wonderful and exciting!

Kristin, I totally feel you on the early HPT. I did the same thing and got the negative on the first try and was subsequently depressed all day long. Perhaps try testing in the mornings...that's when the urine is most concentrated.

Hope4light, I'm so glad you checked in. I was hoping you would! Our situations are so very similar with IVF/ICSI male factor and cancelled cycle due to overstimulation. Now we know it can be done...even with our overexcitable ovaries! I'd be more than happy to write down exactly the meds protocol I was on in case you want to show it to your RE for the next round. It's gonna work for you this next time!! I know it!

As for me, I'm back in for beta tomorrow. I'll update when I get results!!

post #237 of 266
Kristin - I'm doing ok - it's very busy at work so that helps the days go fast. You sure do sound like you've got a lot of symptoms - remember your own timeline - the hcg may not even register until Friday! That's 2 days from now...

No symptoms here except really sore boobs. But I didn't have any last time either so I don't read anything into that. I'm NOT spotting, and that's a good thing 2 weeks after retrieval - I bled through the Prometrium in our arrested cycle in January...
post #238 of 266
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Thanks everyone for your kind words!!


Hope4light, I'm so glad you checked in. I was hoping you would! Our situations are so very similar with IVF/ICSI male factor and cancelled cycle due to overstimulation. Now we know it can be done...even with our overexcitable ovaries! I'd be more than happy to write down exactly the meds protocol I was on in case you want to show it to your RE for the next round. It's gonna work for you this next time!! I know it!

As for me, I'm back in for beta tomorrow. I'll update when I get results!!

I've been lurking, but I promise all my buddies have been in my thoughts and prayers! I gave in this week and called my RE and got the name of a counselor... I've been thinking about it for a while, but Sunday was soooo hard and I've been pretty down since then... so I set up my appt today... hopefully that'll help, and dh is going with me.

I'd love to have your protocal to see if it would work for me ~ let me know pretty pretty please!!!

post #239 of 266
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I've been lurking, but I promise all my buddies have been in my thoughts and prayers! I gave in this week and called my RE and got the name of a counselor... I've been thinking about it for a while, but Sunday was soooo hard and I've been pretty down since then... so I set up my appt today... hopefully that'll help, and dh is going with me.

I'd love to have your protocal to see if it would work for me ~ let me know pretty pretty please!!!

Hope4light-i am so sorry that you are feeling down, but i am feeling that way as well so at least you are in good company. MY HPT have all been negs and i am really losing hope. my beta is mon but i don't know how i will make it through...it just feel like i am not meant to be happy in this life
post #240 of 266
Kristin, Kristin.... it's not even Friday yet!!
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