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Yesterday 08:59 PM
Xerxella @monkeyscience - I hope to hear about your appointment.

AFM - the 2nd doc didn't really have much to add. A lot of talking, but not a lot of new information. I have another appointment next week, Tuesday, with my regular MFM.
Yesterday 06:22 PM
alivewithyou @Xerxella : Glad things are stable but hoping that things improve instead. I hope you are hanging in there. Did the specialist have any additional insight?
@chuord and @adiejan : Can't wait for your scans!
@monkeyscience : Hope that fine means good?
Yesterday 03:40 PM
adiejan @Xerxella - I hope things continue to stay stable...actually I hope they get better. I'm interested to hear about your second opinion.

@monkeyscience - Hope things went well with your appointment and that she is just about ready to come...head first.
Yesterday 02:39 PM
chuord Hugs X! Let us know how opinion two goes.
Monkey how was it for yours?
Yesterday 01:59 PM
tracyamber @Xerxella
Im sorry no definitive answers. How as the second opinion?
Sending you hugs

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Yesterday 11:16 AM
monkeyscience Sorry there wasn't a miraculous recovery, but glad things aren't looking any worse. Every day closer to viability is something!

AFM, appointment was fine. More later.
Yesterday 08:43 AM
Xerxella So I guess you could describe it as stably bad. The cervix might be a little shorter, but they say it's hard to tell from one measurement to another. It's at 1.4 cm. 1 cm below the cerclage stitch, 0.4 cm above it. They're real happy to see any above the stitch.

B look about the same. A looks fine. Everybody likes what they see with A. I'll go for the 2nd opinion in a couple hours. But, I really don't think they'll tell me anything different.
Yesterday 05:36 AM
alivewithyou Thinking of you @Xerxella today.
Yesterday 04:58 AM
Originally Posted by hope4light View Post
X - keeping you in my t&p for your appts today!!
Me, too. Is it just the visit with your original doctor, or is your second opinion today, too?

AFM, appointment in 3.5 hours. Hoping baby is head down. But even if she is, I remain unconvinced she'll stay that way, so...we'll see. Also GBS test today (don't know when I'll get those results, hopefully soon!) and going over my birth plan. And maybe a cervical check because of the GBS swab. Hoping for just a little dilation at this point.
Yesterday 04:52 AM
hope4light X - keeping you in my t&p for your appts today!!
08-26-2014 04:54 PM
tracyamber Okay okay ladies @adiejan and @chuord
You both will be having twins. Lol!

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08-26-2014 03:24 PM
adiejan Thanks for the warm welcome everyone!
@Xerxella - Good luck tomorrow I will be thinking about you! I put back three but my guess is I have one that stuck...maybe, just maybe two.
@tracyamber - way to take control. I am so glad you got it moved up a bit. That really does seem like a long time to wait.
@chuord - really funny woman...all three?! Ahem...who is the one with the high betas?! I am sure you have two in there. Only a week to go for your scan right?
@iixivboots - sorry about the car drama. I just hate car payments. I haven't had one in a few years but I think I will probably look into a new car soon. Oh and your twin evangelist comment cracked me right up!
08-26-2014 02:03 PM
chuord Mainebaby - thanks! It's starting to feel real, and both exciting and frustrating. Suddenly I have no space for food, and have to change the way I sleep already (belly sleeper) but I'm not really complaining... I'm happy to be in the game!
Boots - lol you twin pusher! I put back two so there is a chance (around 3% according to age and method) if you are a betabase fan my 24dpo beta was 9189, either high for one or around the average for two... Waiting for the scan to confirm either way... Lol my guess for adie is that all three stuck!
Why is it when this site becomes almost manageable they mess with it?! Hope this posts ok.
Hanging out for all your updates!
08-26-2014 10:11 AM
Originally Posted by Xerxella View Post
@tracyamber - my doc said anything from 18-22 counts as the "20 week" u/s. they said that if they couldn't see everything perfectly at 18 weeks, I'd just might have to come back at 22. No big deal for me!

AFM - all my follow up appointments are tomorrow.

I just cancelled my September appointment and will have my next appointment on October 2nd@ 21 weeks. I cannot believe I will not have had an ultrasound for 15 weeks!!!!! Part if me is okay then I get anxious. I did hear the baby's heartbeat this morning and that was good. And I have lots of pregnancy symptoms so I guess I'm still in the game. Part of me thinks I ll be okay once the birth happens at probably 37 weeks.

Will be sending good thoughts your way tomorrow!!

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08-26-2014 09:07 AM
Xerxella @tracyamber - my doc said anything from 18-22 counts as the "20 week" u/s. they said that if they couldn't see everything perfectly at 18 weeks, I'd just might have to come back at 22. No big deal for me!

AFM - all my follow up appointments are tomorrow.
08-26-2014 06:55 AM
tracyamber @iixivboots
Hugs to you sounds like you are having a hard time. Car payments do suck. My doctor wants me to wait til 21 weeks for an ultrasound. Now I'm feeling a bit anxious. Did your doctor say 18 weeks was a good time? I may request mine sooner. I don't think I can wait!

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08-25-2014 09:37 PM
iixivboots Xerxella, thinking of you, glad you seem to be getting attentive care.

Congratulations chourd and adiejan! Happy healthy pregnancies to you both. Any chance of twins for either one of you? I am like a twin evangelist. Joooooin us!

monkey, almost there! woohoo! How are you feeling?

15 weeks today. I still have three weeks until my next OB appointment and our 18 week ultrasound. Blah.

We just bought our minivan. I'm feeling so ambivalent about it, we were so underwater in our old car we bought only a year ago, we ended up having to buy a new car in order to roll all of that in. I am not looking forward to 7 years of van payments. And I keep having horrible thoughts that if something happens to the twins we have this huge expensive car. I'm having some struggles with depression I think is also probably related to weaning my son. Oh well, ever forward.
08-25-2014 05:34 PM
tracyamber @Xerxella
I'm feeling okay. Seems like the move toward 16 weeks has me feeling less morning sickness. Just been real tired and I think somehow my toddler was given my energy on top of his . He's been literally bouncing off walls until the moment he falls asleep at night.
When will the stitches be checked?

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08-25-2014 02:29 PM
mainebaby @chuord & [MENTION=77097]Adiejan Congratulations!! That's fantastic! Here's to a happy & healthy pregnancy Chuord, I was just thinking about you. Glad to see you here. I pop in & out infrequently so forgive me for not keeping up with everyone or doing personals for most. Sending love & happy thoughts to all, though.
08-25-2014 07:00 AM
monkeyscience X - I hate not seeing signatures, too. I'll be 35 weeks Wednesday. Close, but not nearly close enough!
08-25-2014 06:29 AM
Xerxella @chuord & @adiejan - I hate the wait until the first u/s! It seems so long. And third or subsequent betas for reassurance? How many did you each put back?
@monkeyscience - I hate that I can't see everyone's siggie on tapatalk! But you've got to be getting close, right? I hope your cold clears up soon.
@Milk8shake - any news with you? I'm going to have to go to the actual website so I can see your ticker. Whadaya think? What's your gut say about how thinks are going? And update on the cerclage?
@hope4light & @tracyamber & @lilacvioletiris - hey! How are you guys doing?

AFM - I'll have a checkup with my doc to check the stitches. And then an u/s to checks on beans and my cervical length. My 2nd opinion will also have an u/s. My understanding is I'll be having an u/s every week from now on. We'll know more Wednesday.
08-25-2014 05:53 AM
hope4light SO glad to see you ladies over here Adie and Chuord!!! I'm so proud of both of you taking the leap and trying to remain positive... we all remember what those early days/weeks were like

Adie - trickster Glad that the beta's came back good and that your progesterone went up!

Lilac - 8 months already!!! I can't believe it!!!!

Milk - seeing your ticker is a wonderful, wonderful thing.

X - Keeping you in my prayers. Hope everything continues to stay lowkey and that good news comes your way sooner than later.

Monkey - hope you can smell/taste again soon! You're getting so close!!!
08-25-2014 03:32 AM
lilacvioletiris @Milk8shake that is sweet about all your coworkers. I know it was hard for me to "hide" my pregnancy when I was so excited I was pregnant but cautious about telling people in case something went wrong.
@Xerxella hoping that Baby B is able to work through the hydrops

Welcome to the newest ladies on the thread! May your next 40 weeks be uneventful and routine.

AFM, my boys are 8 months old now as of last Thursday. Made another payment to keep my frosties frozen. Every three months I am reminded that I have embryos just waiting to have a chance at life. As I pass milestones from last year's pregnancy, I think about what it will be like it I get pregnant again. I would like to try for a girl but we will have to wait and see. Until then, I keep paying to keep my embryos frozen.
08-24-2014 05:30 PM
chuord Ha ha Tracy omg I just this second realized that I totally forgot to do the pineapple core - fluff for brains lol.
08-24-2014 07:31 AM
tracyamber @chuord and @ adiejan
I don't know who you are but congrats and welcome............just kidding!

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08-24-2014 12:37 AM
Milk8shake Welcome @chuord and @adiejan
08-23-2014 09:56 PM
monkeyscience Welcome, @chuord and @adiejan ! We are happy to have you here, and I think we all understand feeling cautious, even if you're thinking positive. Let me know when you're ready to be added to the roster, and what you want your blurb to say. (No pressure to do that if you don't want to!)
@adiejan - I'm really glad to see your progesterone has come up. Did the clinic have you add more supplemental progesterone (were you on it before?), or did it rise naturally? Either way, that is a good thing! And that's a good doubling time, too. I know the wait between betas and first ultrasound seems like forevvvvvvvvvvvvvver. (I had my first beta this pregnancy at 9 DPO, so it really was an eternity before my scan at 6w2d.)
@Xerxella - Still praying for you guys. Glad that things seem to be holding steady for now and that you were able to find something about the progesterone. Are you having another ultrasound next Wednesday, or just a follow-up appointment?
@Milk8shake - Awww... that is really sweet about your coworkers. I'm one who would rather people know, most of the time, so I think it's good you shared. Glad the doppler has been able to give you some reassurance. I would definitely use one, too, in your place.
@tracyamber - Yay for making progress on the house! I'm excited because we should be getting an estimate for laminate flooring in our dining area next week. The carpet must go! And anyone who designs an eating area with carpet should be banished to the lowest circles of hell. Or just assigned a toddler to feed in said area for 3 meals.

Probably missing a few people, but I really should be going to bed - hi to anyone I missed!

AFM, same-old-same-old here - just reference any post from the last month, it's probably all still true. I would really appreciate getting my sense of smell/taste back, though. (It's from a cold, not the pregnancy, so hopefully it will happen eventually.) Had a blah rainy day here, but had a lot of fun playing games with dh and ds tonight. Now I need to try to get some sleep. 9 AM church is so early!
08-23-2014 02:02 PM
adiejan @Xerxella - First, I just wanted to say I'm thinking about you and sending you lots of positive energy

In answer to your questions, I'm currently barely preggers. I did an FET after overstimming in June. My first beta was 12dpo- 36...progesterone low at 9.9. Second beta 14dpo- 85...progesterone 17.2. So a 38 hour doubling time, I am happy with that. Would definitely like to get my progesterone higher. I am on a higher dose now. My first scan will be 9/9. I hope it is ok if I join you all. It's very hard for me to insert myself here as I have so many fears about believing it could finally work.
08-23-2014 01:48 PM
Fertility Challenged Graduates Thread - Spring/Summer 2014

@Milk8shake - Yeah for happy coworkers! It's sweet to see their naiveté. LOL. I haven't been able to talk to the doc yet since its the weekend. I talk to them on Monday. In the meantime, I have a ton of progesterone in oil shots from my ivf, so I've been using that. I agree. You really DO know a lot more than most docs and I think we all know more about ourselves than docs.
@tracyamber - yeah for a normal pregnancy! An for closing on the house! How exciting!!!!!! KUP!
@adiejan - congrats!!!! Can you update us on everything so far? How far along are you? When's your next (first?) scan?

AFN - Nothing to report. Everything seems stable for now. We'll know more next Wednesday.
08-23-2014 01:43 PM
chuord Adie - I'm going to follow your lead and be brave
Ladies is it ok if I join too? I'm 5wks2days, and hanging out till my first scan on 2/9.
Xerxella - I've been wanting to say for a while, I hate that your going through all this trauma.
Milk8hake - how are you doing? Feeling more settled after the cerclage?
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