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post #61 of 251
Hi everybody - Had our transfer this morning. By the time we got there, our six embryos were down to three: two 8 cell and one 6 cell. We ended up putting all three in. I'm sad that we don't have anymore, because if this doesn't work, it's the end of the line. I am a little freaked about the possibility of triplets, though!

He kept me on the progesterone shots at 1cc a day until 10/11, when I up it to 2cc a day. I also start estrogen patches that day. Blood test on the 17th. The progesterone shots were supposed to be awful, but I'm finding them easier than the Bravelle and Menopur were. Those suckers stung like the dickens.

Sarah, it's odd how different doctors direct patients to do different things. My doc only put me on bed rest for today with a pillow under my hips. I was pretty faithful about staying down most of the day, but I had stop elevating my hips because it made me light-headed. Tomorrow is back to normal, although he did tell me to refrain from "purposeful exercise".

Welcome, Chris!
post #62 of 251
Lisa, CONGRATS ON THE TRANSFER! I know three can be scary but you will have as many as you can handle. I totally freaked out when I found out I was having twins. All I could think of was that my dd would only be 14 months old when they are born. Yes, it was hard, but now it's just amazing to watch them grow together.

You are brave! There is no way I could do PIO once a day. Our RE does them every other day. I lucked out and had reactions to both oils so I get to do pills. HOWEVER for an FET, I have to do Estrogen oil injections but only on Monday's and Thursdays.

Our RE puts us on bedrest for 24 hours after ET. Then back to normal activity except no lifting over 10 pounds, no sex, no high impact activities until after the betas, then after the u/s if positive betas.

My little ritual is to go out to eat after the transfer. I didn't the first IVF and it didn't work. The 2nd and 3rd IVF's we went out to eat and I was pg. This time I went shopping at Trader Joe's then went out to lunch. Our RE said it's mostly for our piece of mind

WELCOME CHRIS!! I have a 3 year old DD and twin girls that will be 2 next week. I just had an FET last week.
post #63 of 251
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Originally Posted by e(Lisa)beth View Post
Hi everybody - Had our transfer this morning. By the time we got there, our six embryos were down to three: two 8 cell and one 6 cell. We ended up putting all three in. I'm sad that we don't have anymore, because if this doesn't work, it's the end of the line. I am a little freaked about the possibility of triplets, though!
Lisa, prayers and positive thought for you ::: congrats on three beautiful embies making it to Tday.
post #64 of 251
Lisa - YAY for three beautiful embryos! :

Rockies - I am TOTALLY psyching myself up for injections in a few weeks! Woo-hoo!

Sarah - I can't wait for the 14th! You have to test earlier!

Welcome, Chris!

So, I have been spotting and cramping on & off for 4 days. My RE asked me to have blood drawn today to check my e2 & p4 levels...turns out I should be expecting AF soon. Oh well. ON TO IVF!

I have an appointment on the 13th for cultures and injection training. Can't wait. I refuse to NOT be pregnant again this Christmas (I had a miscarriage on Christmas day '07.) This CHristmas will be a totally different story for ALL of us!
post #65 of 251
I'll post after the girls go down but my beta today was a big fat ZERO!! Onto a fresh cycle in Nov or Dec.
post #66 of 251
sorry i haven't been back to post. i'm trying to catch up on who is whrere on their cycle. congrats lisa on your transfer. who else has had thier transfers? is anyone only on bcp's right now? i'm trying to get over a cold and i'm not sure if my bcp's or my cold is making me lose my appetite but this too shall pass! i hate being sick! i have found myself 'nesting' in anticipation of the hectic schedule of blood draws and ultrasounds. lol. i feel like i have 3weeks to get some things done. i found out my parents are coming up for a visit the week of dec 7th so i hope i have some happy news by then. when i figure out my dates based on our last ivf it should be around then. i sould be at least starring at my hpt's by then! i am one of those people who can't wait the entire 2 weeks, lol. is anyone else keeping their cycle secret from family? my step sister had to undergo ivf too (weird, huh?) due to male factor and was very open to everyone about her ivf cycle.


eta...so sorry pily! (((hug)))
post #67 of 251
Oh no Pilly! So sorry. Take care of yourself!
Samanthasmom...I am starting BCPs in a few days. We are keeping everything secret from pretty much everyone including family. We're also hoping to have some good news to share with our families closer to Christmas. Right now, I am set to have a beta on Dec. 6. Two months to go!
post #68 of 251
((((oh pilly!!))) : Upwards and onwards

samsmom, I'm just hanging out here is TOO MUCH estrogen land. I have a lining check on Friday, and then we'll know what's next. At this point I'm just taking the wicked insomnia one night at a time.

is there an easy way to remove the sticky stuff from patchs? Alcohol and scrubbing are not working!
post #69 of 251
Pilly, I'm sorry to hear that.
post #70 of 251
Hi all!

Lisa ~ sounds like your transfer went great! I agree, the difference in instruction from REs is odd. My favorite part - Im not supposed to cook, clean, or lift anything over 5 lbs until beta! no exercise either. love that!

Leah ~ im with you re: Christmas. When we met with our RE in August, he suggested doing a few more IUIs. I just couldn't stand the thought of a 3rd Christmas w/no pregnancy, so insisted we start IVF earlier.

Pilly ~ sorry to hear the results of your beta. sending you hugs.

Samanthasmom ~ we've only told a couple of friends we are doing IVF. it feels strange not to have told family, but I think it will be better to share once we have some good news!

AFU ~ day 3 of bedrest ended up being the worst part of this whole process. i think it was the hcg booster shot the night before - i was up at 3am puking my guts out & felt miserable all day yesterday. oy. feeling slightly better today, but am worried about what that reaction means re: my body's fondness for pregnancy hormones. . .

-sarah
post #71 of 251
Well ladies... AF has finally arrived : This means that I start the BCP's on Friday. It finally feels like we are moving forward. And after about three months of acupuncture, I have very little spotting pre-AF (I would sometimes spot for a full week pre-AF) and very mild cramps (they were deadly before). Have a great night everyone... I am tired!
post #72 of 251
Yay for AF Pinkfriend! It's the only time we are looking forward to heading to the tent.

How is everyone else doing?

I'm doing better after my day of sulking and being upset. I piled my girls in bed that night and slept lengthwise since they were hogging. We usually are a co-sleeping family anyway, but it was extra special that night especially after looking at their birth pictures.

We are going to get into the first fresh cycle that's available which I think is December. Dec 1 is CD 9 so about a month from now we should be starting meds again. We will this time test for chromosomal issues since I'm 36. The transfer we just had were embryo's from when I was 32 and 33 so I felt a little better. Not that there is chromosomal issues with autism but one of my twin girls was just diagnosed with ASD so I'm a little more concerned with issues. It's going to cost us about $3k OOP so I need to get my behind in gear and get some things listed on ebay.
post #73 of 251

SO SCARED, but SO EXCITED

We went to the RE Tues, and found out that we are ready to go for IVF, ICSI. I am so excited and scared at the same time. I am the type of person to worry over everything, and try to prepare for the worst, but something tells me it will all be okay. We got our schedule for everything today, starting Lupron injections Oct. 26, and ER week of Nov. 17. I don't know if I can take the wait! Starting BCP pills today.

It is so relieving to hear that some of you haven't told family. My mother is very critical of this process, she has never known anyone to do it and doesn't really understand. When I mention it, she says that I am young and have plenty of time...she doens't understand the male factor side could go to 0 if we don't try soon. She also doesn't understand the constant desire of having a child when you can't conceive naturally. She has always told me she concieved me within 3 months of trying.

Does anyone have any advice for relaxation, explaining this to my mom?

Just reading about your experiences helps tremendously! You are all blessings in my life since I have no one else who really gets it.

Hugs to you all!!!!!:
post #74 of 251
Texas: I have learned after 3 IVF's and one FET, that you can't make anyone understand the process. There's always "just relax", "keep trying" and they just don't get it. Wanting your mom to be a part of the process for support is important, but if she doesn't understand, there's nothing you can do to convince her. Sounds like you have tried to explain that there is male factor involved already. Does she not understand that if the little guys aren't swimming or non existent that you won't get pg? Or is it that she just doesn't understand the process and will still support you?

It's a rough journey going through infertility. I would lay the facts in front of her, explain the male factor and your part of infertility (if their is any) and let her take it from there. I bet when the process of IVF is underway, she's come around.

Big hugs to you!!!
post #75 of 251
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Originally Posted by TexasHopeful View Post
We went to the RE Tues, and found out that we are ready to go for IVF, ICSI. I am so excited and scared at the same time. I am the type of person to worry over everything, and try to prepare for the worst, but something tells me it will all be okay. We got our schedule for everything today, starting Lupron injections Oct. 26, and ER week of Nov. 17. I don't know if I can take the wait! Starting BCP pills today.

It is so relieving to hear that some of you haven't told family. My mother is very critical of this process, she has never known anyone to do it and doesn't really understand. When I mention it, she says that I am young and have plenty of time...she doens't understand the male factor side could go to 0 if we don't try soon. She also doesn't understand the constant desire of having a child when you can't conceive naturally. She has always told me she concieved me within 3 months of trying.

Does anyone have any advice for relaxation, explaining this to my mom?

Just reading about your experiences helps tremendously! You are all blessings in my life since I have no one else who really gets it.

Hugs to you all!!!!!:
Just wanted to welcome you, Texas.

we aren't telling at this point in time, other then people who are already involved (like one of my sisters who is babysitting and will be giving me some of my shots Our situation is really complicated, and not simply infertility. I have never consulted with family when I choose to have a relationship or a baby, and don't feel the need to do so now. I do know ahead of time that most will flip a little but that doesn't concern me as much as my health at this time. I feel my peace is ore important then their reactions, you know?
post #76 of 251
Hey Texas,

I start lupron on Oct. 25 and we'll be having the ER the same week...nice to know we can share this experience together! I am scared and excited too!

Hope everyone is well! Thank goodness its Friday!
post #77 of 251
c'mom Lisa! It's been 5 days! have you tested yet?? Inquiring minds want to know!
post #78 of 251
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c'mom Lisa! It's been 5 days! have you tested yet?? Inquiring minds want to know!
Not yet, although I certainly have thought about it. I'm afraid it may be too early, and if I get a negative I'll be so disappointed. So I'm going to try to hold out a few more days.

I hope everybody else is doing well!
post #79 of 251
hi all!

Pinkfriend - how are the bcps treating you?

Pilly - glad to hear that snuggling up to your girls brought you some peace with this process. december will be here so quickly - hoping it brings you your bfp!

Texas - no advice on dealing with mother issues. we decided to wait until we are preggo to tell our moms. i couldnt handle the extra stress.

we go in for a pregnancy test tuesday. im not going to POAS, i don't want to inflict those mind games on myself this time around. im having a hard time staying optimistic - ive had period-like cramping since Saturday. all other symptoms could be attributable to the progesterone. im just ready to know already, one way or the other.

hope everyone had a nice weekend!

sarah
post #80 of 251
Abeecharmer... the BCP's are treating me just fine so far. I've got my fingers crossed for you! I hope you get your BFP tomorrow! Baby dust to you mama!
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