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Today 08:54 PM
tracyamber @Xerxella
I just pm'd you. I'm really getting frustrated with tapatalk errrr!


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Today 08:25 PM
adiejan @alivewithyou -congrats!!! So sweet!
Today 08:09 PM
tracyamber
Fertility Challenged Graduates Thread - Spring/Summer 2014

@alivewithyou
Congrats on having a girl and great ultrasound!


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Today 07:17 PM
Xerxella
Fertility Challenged Graduates Thread - Spring/Summer 2014

@alivewithyou - yeah for a great ultrasound!!!!!! She sounds great! So fun, it's a girl!!!!!!! Big congrats!!!!

Today 06:44 PM
alivewithyou So super sick this morning.. something was bothering my stomach. Feeling a little bit better now but pretty worn out.

Went for my scan and I am so in love... baby was doing a ton of goofy things. Immediately when the ultrasound came up it's legs were on top of it's head in a crazy yoga pose. Got to see a lot of kicking, punching, thumb sucking, and hiccups! It was pretty amazing and I'm glad we did it.






Oh and we found out the gender.. seems pretty obvious at least

Yesterday 09:08 PM
adiejan I love seeing all of the different beta numbers! Everyone really is so different. thanks for sharing everyone. I guess I'll see in a week and a half!
Yesterday 08:59 PM
monkeyscience Glad to see this thread buzzing so much - sorry I don't have time to post more personals tonight. But enjoying all the updates.
Yesterday 08:38 PM
monkeyscience My singleton betas were 26 at 9 DPO, 164 at 12 DPO, and 681 at 15 DPO. Which is one reason I don't put much stock in high beta = twins.
Yesterday 08:06 PM
alivewithyou @chuord : yeah we were really wondering twins initially especially because at my first scan they hesitated for a second and thought they saw two sacs. Just one baby though. I wonder if femara caused the higher beta levels?

As far as AFM.. Ha ha.. We are going for a private scan tomorrow at 14.5 weeks. Supposedly this place can determine gender that early but I won't get too settled until my 20 week scan confirms it. I mostly just want to see the baby since the last scan we had was at 8 weeks and our baby looked like a sour patch kid still. My next ob appointment is September 9th and they will schedule me for my ultrasound then.. Just trucking along right now and loving all the growing and stretching pains this little one is giving me. Mostly just tired, moody, and achey.
Yesterday 06:19 PM
chuord Thanks everyone for sharing! Wow see, such a variety! Alivewithyou you, yours seemed high for a single... I guess they're right when they say it's not an accurate way to guess waiting it is! Really either way I'll be so happy just to see something and know the betas were really mine lol!
Yesterday 06:11 PM
Xerxella With my first set of twins my beta was 400 at 14dpo.

With my second set, it was like 360-ish at 14 dpo and then like 640-ish at 16 dpo, but don't quote me on that. It's been awhile.
Yesterday 05:38 PM
tracyamber
Fertility Challenged Graduates Thread - Spring/Summer 2014

When I was pregnant with twins my beta was
200 10dp3dt
486


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Yesterday 05:31 PM
alivewithyou My betas for my single baby

12 dpo: 187
15 dpo: 598
Yesterday 05:28 PM
iixivboots My betas with twins were:
CD32: 103
CD34: 281
CD36: 637

I probably ovulated around CD 17 but possibly as late as CD19.
Yesterday 04:18 PM
chuord Kewpie / Xerxella - maybe you could tell us what dpo the betas were done as well - adie that should make it easier to compare
Yesterday 04:08 PM
adiejan
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But was not your second beta longer than two days later than the first?
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@Kewpie and @tracyamber - I felt like kewpie's was like a week after her 1st. That's why I asked. I've been questioning whether there could perhaps still be two snuggling in. I know beta's aren't a tell all but I was just curious maybe I should have said that before haha!
Yesterday 03:30 PM
tracyamber
Fertility Challenged Graduates Thread - Spring/Summer 2014

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My second beta this time was = 1106

But was not your second beta longer than two days later than the first?
@kewpie80 @adiejan



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Yesterday 02:10 PM
chuord Kewpie - thanks for the welcome! Hugs on the m/s, but totally excited by the flutrerings already! Not many people get to experience a second twin pregnancy and know exactly what to expect the head reaction after birth is really interesting, and not surprising considering the trauma so many go through to get here.
Milkshake - is zofran the same as maxalon? I've had to take the odd tablet so far (I get dh to check the pbs and make sure it's category a before I take anything) glad you are coming out the other side - hugs on the daily stress, I get what you mean re work - distraction would be great, and mentally I miss it, but at the same time I love my afternoon naps right now. Fx for a take home baby!
Xerxella - same for you! Am I right in thinking viability is 24 weeks? I'm guessing that you both will start to relax a little every week past that you go. The job thing sounds nuts! Is there any chance you can ring the new place and explain? Maybe mention you're really interested but that timing wise can you revisit after birth... I'm sure they'd appreciate it (if it's not a formally advertised job timing may not be as important to them as getting you on board)
Alivewithyou - when is your next check up? Lol I didn't see any Afm from you
Adie - you rock! I've seen you have some pretty rough times, and you've never been other than a bubble of happy just saying... Your numbers are climbing well - did you go to betabase.com ? Not only can you compare numbers you can enter your own as well. Did you other ladies do that?
Tracy - hugs!!!! The fibroid sounds ouchy, I'm guessing the pain is so familiar you can diagnose it better than the doc! Scan is at 11am on Tuesday (appointment is for an hour) she's a private Ob, so it will cost more, but as you said kewpie - by the time you get to this stage you've already invested soo much! I'm really looking forward to it, I'm also so grateful that dh is now home permanently... My next objective is to be normal (no m/s) around October 10 for my sisters wedding... I'll be between 11-12 weeks lol - yep fat chance I know!
I'm not really as calm as I seem, just for me I've not before got past the chem pg, like Tracy - getting pg was the harder part... Hugs to those of you that have stress at both ends, that's really not fair!
Boots - are you still around? How goes it all?
Yesterday 01:59 PM
kewpie80
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@kewpie80 - I'm sorry you're not feeling any better. I hope you can tirn the corner soon. I had PBS with my dd and a chiro really helped me. This time I'd be afraid to go to a chiro now for fear of disturbing anything, KWIM? I DO have the belt they give you after a c section. The stretchy one that velcros tight, but is like 9 inches wide. Is that like a maternity belt?

What you said to milk makes alot of sense. I've already said, "I'll believe when someone puts a crying baby in my arms".
I'm not sure, I've never had a c-section, but it does sound similar. http://www.toysrus.com/buy/health-sa...6027m-10813242 I believe this is the belt I got.
Yesterday 01:56 PM
kewpie80
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@kewpie80
Whatever did you decide about the help you'll need when the twins are born or when birthing?


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We haven't talked about it much, but DH has been talking about the future as if we're staying put and I think that's cause he knows that I want to stay. We have a reallly long drive this weekend and I plan to bring it up then. I want to stay and I'm sure with the number of people in my church that live close by, I'll find enough help. I'm going to wait till I'm closer before making too much of a fuss about it. My biggest worry is how close it is to the holidays and how that will affect willingness to help KWIM?
Yesterday 01:53 PM
kewpie80
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@kewpie80 -thank you for the warm welcome! I have a random question for you. What was your second beta after a week with this pregnancy? Sorry about the sickness...yuck! How exciting to feel the flutters.
My second beta this time was = 1106
Yesterday 12:26 PM
adiejan @tracyamber -that sounds awful! Yeah, let's hope this doesn't happen to either of us!
Yesterday 11:44 AM
tracyamber @kewpie80
Whatever did you decide about the help you'll need when the twins are born or when birthing?


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Yesterday 11:34 AM
tracyamber @Xerxella
What if they hired you in two weeks. Would you be able to work? How much time are you going to take off when the babies are born? Maybe it's better to wait a little bit before looking anymore. I have no advice really. Call your job and tell them they may get a phone call from a perspective job in the future. Hugs.... Sounds stressful.
P.s thanks for the shout out regarding the fibroid
@adiejan
When a fibroid degenerates it is no longer getting the blood supply it needs and so it starts to die off. When pregnant with my son I was hospitalized for it as it was very painful and I needed relief for the pain and I have a pretty high tolerance for pain. Hopefully this will not happen to either of us


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Yesterday 11:02 AM
Xerxella Usually there's a conditional offer of employment before they check your references. (I think that's the law). But, what am I going to say? At least my current boss won't be too shocked by the move. It's just the timing that's horrific. I haven't told the new job anything about being pregnant or anything. I figured I'd wait got the employment offer. (Although they could never legally not hire me for being pregnant, let's face it, they could not hire me and just say they thought another applicant was more qualified. )
Yesterday 10:54 AM
adiejan @Xerxella -that sounds way stressful!!! I think it's odd for them to want to talk to your current employer knowing what a difficult predicament that could put you in. What type of work do you do?
Yesterday 10:50 AM
Xerxella @chuord - happy 6w1d today! Monday can't come soon enough. I think the wait for the first u/s is worse than the 2ww! Good luck !!
@tracyamber - sorry about the fibroid. I understand they're very painful.
@kewpie80 - I'm sorry you're not feeling any better. I hope you can tirn the corner soon. I had PBS with my dd and a chiro really helped me. This time I'd be afraid to go to a chiro now for fear of disturbing anything, KWIM? I DO have the belt they give you after a c section. The stretchy one that velcros tight, but is like 9 inches wide. Is that like a maternity belt?

What you said to milk makes alot of sense. I've already said, "I'll believe when someone puts a crying baby in my arms".
@Milk8shake - I'm glad the nausea is fading. When mine finally started to fade, it would fade for a few days and then come back randomly for an encore. Just don't be too surprised. It DOES mean it's going.
@alivewithyou @adiejan and anyone I missed because I can't see everything on my phone.... Hey!

AFM - still here. And because God/ fate/ nature clearly thinks I don't have enough going on...... For the past few months I've been applying around for a new job. My job type is very specific and there aren't a whole lot of openings at the pay and location I want. My current job wants to move the whole operation to another state about 2 years from now. I don't WANT to move! So, I've been putting out feelers at new companies to stay where we are. So, out of the blue (I sent them my application in May!) one company calls and says we'd like to do a phone interview. I do the phone interview and they are extremely interested and want to start checking my references including my current job and boss! Aaarrrggghhhhh!!!!!! I love my current job and boss. I know they know I don't want to move, so they won't be completely surprised, bbuuttttt.... They've been so good to me these past few weeks on bedrest and sick leave and everything. I can't believe this is happening now!
Yesterday 10:45 AM
adiejan @monkeyscience - sounds like a good appointment. Hoping things start moving along for you.
@kewpie80 -thank you for the warm welcome! I have a random question for you. What was your second beta after a week with this pregnancy? Sorry about the sickness...yuck! How exciting to feel the flutters.
@Milk8shake -I'm glad you are feeling a little bit better. Your attitude amazes me. I really hope you don't have to do bed rest but it sounds like you're really looking at all of the options! Fx for your scan!
@tracyamber -how do you know what's happening with your fibroids and what does it mean for it to degenerate? I have a couple of fibroids, one that will make it do I have to have a c section.
@Xerxella -thinking about you and sending lots of positive energy!
@chuord -how's it going love? Driving yourself crazy with the countdown to Tuesday!?
@alivewithyou , @hope4light , and anyone else...Hi!!

AFM: had another beta today at 21 dpo...1,139...so 43 hour doubling time. Will see how progesterone is doing tomorrow. Trying to think positive thoughts and get rid of these constant fears.
Yesterday 10:13 AM
kewpie80
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@kewpie80 : good to see you back. do you know what causes the lightening cervix thing? I've only had it happen a few times here and there but it freaks me out. Just hoping it's normal stretching and movement…I hope your morning sickness starts to ease up a bit soon.
The lightning cervix feelings as I understand are just the shifting and added weight of everything. I had them all through M&L's pregnancy (about 2-3 times per week) and I've only had one so far this time. Totally normal and nothing to worry about. The round ligament pains I get more frequently and are just as awful. I'm starting to get pubic bone and pelvic bone aches now this week too. If you get them and aren't opposed to a chiropractor, find one that specializes in prenatal care and start going as soon as you start to feel aches down there. They can tap the pubic bones and pelvis and realign everything. I attribute my ability to be up and running errands the day I delivered to my chiro. Also, I highly recommend a pregnancy support belt. Last time, I started using one around 20 weeks and I plan to again. I used it mostly when out and on my feet for more than 30 minutes. It helps a LOT with lower back aches. Just some past experience advice here... Take it or leave it as you want.
Yesterday 10:03 AM
kewpie80
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@kewpie80 , we must also be pretty close in dates. I'm jealous that you are feeling flutters. Everything I read indicates that I might have a bit of wait before I will. Sorry about the nausea. Zofran definitely took the edge off for me, and made me functional, but I still felt pretty awful. I hope it's a bit cheaper in the US than it is here - it can be a very expensive exercise.
I wish you could be feeling flutters too! I feel them earlier cause twins are pushed closer to the sides and so their movements are felt earlier. I've also had 2 of 4 of my previous pregnancies go to term, so I'm very familiar with how the movements are supposed to feel in the early weeks. My first pregnancy, which was a singleton, I didn't feel until I was nearly 20 weeks. Totally normal. (edit: This was a teenage pregnancy and I placed my son for adoption. I figured I should probably explain since I count Maisie and Liam as my firsts and it can be confusing)

I haven't had nearly as many losses as you, and I can't imagine the anxiety you must be feeling, but I can totally understand the feelings of it not feeling like a take home baby. After my second IVF cycle and my 11 week loss, I couldn't believe I'd have a living baby until I heard him (and then her) cry. Even on the table, about to deliver, I was still in denial that I'd actually have a child. When I saw that he was alive and hear him, it was both thrilling and terrifying at the same time. It was such an odd feeling. I was relieved and thrilled, but scared because I was actually going to be a mom and that comes with its own terrifying feelings. I wasn't prepared to be smacked with that fear. I never expected it. I had a difficult time even holding the babies because of fear for the first few weeks. I've heard of other moms post-losses having a similar problem. You spend your whole pregnancy being scared of another loss that you never prepare mentally for actually having to be a parent. I felt compelled to share that for some reason. I haven't admitted my fear of the babies to anyone besides my husband up until this point.

The zofran is covered up to 10 days by my insurance and then I pay a dollar per pill after that. It's very spendy, but feeling human and having the ability to do anything is worth it. It isn't forever and a drop in the bucket compared to the cost of IVF drugs.
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