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TTC/3T Check-In

**Sorry everyone! It's been a crazy couple of weeks, and of course, mobile doesn't let me post!**

Where are you at in your TTC journey? 

Any testing coming up?

Anything good or bad happening? (TTC wise or just in life..)

FFC/AW of the Week (no rules):


TTC since 3/2012 
DH - 36; nml swimmers; Me - 36; almost no AMH (last 0.081), low AFC, nml FSH/LH
Clomid + IUI #1 (6/2013) - BFN; #2 (7/2013) - BFFN
IVF 1.0 5R/5F/2T (ET 6/11/2014) - no frosties, but BFP 8dp5dt (EDD 3/1/2015) 
Lost our sweet baby boy, Lincoln Alexander 10/3/2014 (19w)
IVF 2.0 - ER 3/25/2015 - 3R ZERO mature.
Ovaries are done...
DE IVF ER - 12/2/2016 (17R/10F = 8 frosties); FET 1.0 (1/27/2017) - BFP 6dp5dt (EDD 10/16/2017)

Re: TTC/3T Check-In

  • Where are you at in your TTC journey? Cycle 5   4 DPO

    Any testing coming up? Nope

    Anything good or bad happening? (TTC wise or just in life..)  This is the first cycle I've charted and I'm going to go ahead and continue with it.  It's nice to see whats going on and takes a lot of guess work out.  I O'd late this cycle - CD19 and I was stressing out but it finally did come around.  Hoping my temps stay high.  BD timing was ok but DH was so busy last week so it was kind of forced and stressful.  I'm not liking the way I've been feeling mentally about all this so I'm going to try and focus on other things in life.  Like today I went to a noon yoga class and it made me feel so much better mentally.  I'm trying to work on living more in the moment.  I've always been one to have a positive outlook on life and overall generally happy and this has been stressful for me lately.  I'm over it.  Obviously we will still TTC but it's not going to be my main focus which is why I like that this board is a little slower.

    FFC/AW of the Week (no rules):  I've been having sinus drainage since last night and have been taking mucinex.  Hoping it doesn't turn into a sinus infection.  I haven't had one since last year December and it lasted the entire month.  Also, I've been having the hardest time logging on here lately.  Every time I try and sign back on my password doesn't work.  Frustrating.

  • I finally had my follow up conversation with the doctor and she recommended using donor embryos. We've really talked it over and thought about all the pros and cons, but without a guarantee of success (which she obviously can't give), I just don't want to go through it all again. I honestly don't think I could handle another failed IVF cycle.

    So.... we have started the domestic infant adoption process. :) Our home study will be in a few weeks and then we will go live with advertising. The expected wait for us is about a year- a little longer than normal since we do have a biological toddler, but hopefully it'll be cut down a little because we are happy with any gender and race. 

    Ive been pregnant now in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and for two days in 2016. I'm hoping 2017 can be the year that our family becomes complete. :)
    Formerly iloveredvino.

    Started TTC in 2010, dx PCOS
    August 2012 - baby boy born still
    IUIs and IVF blah blah blah
    IVF #1 - miscarriage
    FET#1 - BFN
    FET#2 - BFN
    IVF#2 - froze all embryos for genetic testing
    FET#1 Round 2 - Baby Boy born in 2015
    FET#2 Round 2 - CP/BFN
    Started the domestic infant adoption process - Oct 2016

    LillibetteV
  • edited October 2016
    @ilovewhitevinotoo - How exciting! Hoping for a smooth and quick process to complete your family! <3

    @vlagrl35 - Feel better soon! Sinus infections are no bueno!

    AFM - Oh goodness, where to start.... Well, we have selected our donor. She started period on 20th, and we requested her on Monday (24th). Our RE office called her that morning to see if she was available/willing to get started that day, and she said YES! She started BC that evening.... Can't believe this is actually happening, and I am so so thankful that she was so willing to go thru the hassle of lab draws, U/S, and pharmacy trip at the last minute! Our RE office said she was super reliable (25R, 12 embryos) with the first cycle she did, but that's just amazing to me. Our next step is updated SA for H and meeting with DE IVF coordinator on the 9th. We'll get the full timeline then and will have a better idea of what's to come. Our RE does FET instead of bothering to sync both of our cycles, so this will be new territory for us since we've never made it to an FET. Now, back to waiting again!

    Our house purchase is moving forward. We had some major electrical issues, but the seller agreed to fix everything. That was a big relief because we were prepared to walk away if not. Just waiting on the appraisal, and then everything is in place to potentially close on the 10th. Next month is going to be a busy one! 

    ETA - Oh, silly acronyms!


    TTC since 3/2012 
    DH - 36; nml swimmers; Me - 36; almost no AMH (last 0.081), low AFC, nml FSH/LH
    Clomid + IUI #1 (6/2013) - BFN; #2 (7/2013) - BFFN
    IVF 1.0 5R/5F/2T (ET 6/11/2014) - no frosties, but BFP 8dp5dt (EDD 3/1/2015) 
    Lost our sweet baby boy, Lincoln Alexander 10/3/2014 (19w)
    IVF 2.0 - ER 3/25/2015 - 3R ZERO mature.
    Ovaries are done...
    DE IVF ER - 12/2/2016 (17R/10F = 8 frosties); FET 1.0 (1/27/2017) - BFP 6dp5dt (EDD 10/16/2017)
    lfk2013
  • FX for you both @ilovewhitevinotoo and @FutureMrsWright2012!

    As for me, I am 8DPO. My temps are a lot higher this time than before. DH even commented that I feel a lot warmer than usual. Our timing was also pretty good. I'm planning to test Saturday morning as I'm going to a bachelorette party Saturday night and I want to know how much "fun" I can have. LOL. 
    Anniversary
    Married: 10/13/2013
    TTC #1: Mirena removed 5/26/2015; DH - normal SA, me - diagnosed with PCOS 8/4/2016 - on Metformin;
    BFP - 10/29/2016!!!, EDD - 7/8/2017
    FutureMrsWright2012
  • We're in the middle of an IVF w/ ICSI cycle - I had my retrieval on Monday and got 17 eggs! 14 were mature and 11 made it to fertilization. I'll have a day 5 transfer on Saturday. This is our first IVF cycle so it's been a whirlwind, but I'm glad we're moving along. I feel like a pin cushion and look like an IV drug addict. Hopefully it's all worth it. DH gave me the first PIO shot last night and it was WAY easier than I thought it would be after looking at the big needle. I think it's actually better than the menopur with those tiny needles (we always managed to hit a nerve ending, plus that medicine burns)

    But for real - 11 EMBRYOS! I might finally get pregnant this weekend after two years of trying!!!! (knock on wood)
    vlagrl35FutureMrsWright2012
  • @ilovewhitevinotoo- good luck on the adoption process.  One of my friends adopted a local baby and the process was about a year as well.

    @FutureMrsWright2012 - that's great about the donor moving forward

    @lfk2013 - hope your temps stay up  @LillibetteV ; - yea for that many embryos

    My temp dropped this morning just below the red line on my chart.  does that mean I'm out for this cycle?  thought they needed to stay high during the LP.
    FutureMrsWright2012
  • bmo88bmo88
    500 Comments Fourth Anniversary 250 Love Its Name Dropper
    member
    edited October 2016
    Where are you at in your TTC journey? Weirdly and unexpectedly, I am in the TWW, about 3 days past ovulation. Did not realize I was ovulating when we BD this past weekend until I took an OPK on Sunday (it was negative on Saturday) and it was a very clear positive. I haven't had a period since getting of Mirena 12 days ago, so didn't know anything about my cycle. We are technically NTNP, so, I guess we will see what happens.

    Any testing coming up? Probably take a pregnancy test on November 5 or 6

    Anything good or bad happening? (TTC wise or just in life..) I am just really tired. I haven't been able to sleep through the night lately, so it's making me exhausted.

    FFC/AW of the Week (no rules): n/a
    Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
    FutureMrsWright2012
  • @ilovewhitevinotoo
    creepying and being a lurkyloo! I'm so so excited for you! I hope this is the answer to your prayers and you can complete your beautiful family

    Lilypie - XkBoLilypie - WuYI
    Me(27) PCOS, Hypothyroidism & Incompetent Cervix  DH(29) Azoospermia
    4/11- 12/11 Provera, 3 cycles clomid 50mg, all BFN (HSG-all clear)
    Dec 2011 DH S/A shows zero count - dx Azoo
    TESE 4/13/12 - Sperm found!! 5 viles frozen
    IVF ICSI #1- (Lupron protocol) 5R 2F 2dt- 2DP & 4CF - BFFN
    IVF ICSI #2-  (Antagonist protocol) Started stims 7/26
    ER 8/8 11R 9F 3dt - 9BF & 7BF (+HPT 8dp3dt)beta 1-184 beta 2- 1699 TWINS! EDD 5/1/13
    <312/9 Joshua David and Zoe Faith born too early at 19w4d due to incompetent cervix <3
    Lilypie Angel and Memorial tickers
      LAP Transabdominal Cerclage - 4/15/13 only possibility of carrying my children to term
    IVF ICSI #3.2- (Antagonist Protocol) 7/26 start stims (same day, a year later from J & Z's stim start date!)
    ER - 8/7  19R 9F 3dt of 2 8BF embryos. (+ HPT 7dp3dt) Beta #1- 82.8 Beta #2- 821 Beta 3-7254
    9/11/13 - U/S showed 1 baby HR 135bpm! EDD 4/30/14
    Colin born via c/s 4/7/14 (36w5d) 6lbs 14oz - 8 days in the NICU
    TTC #2 - IVF 4 - July 2015 (Antagonist Protocol) 7/10 start stims
    15R 8F 5dt of 1E blast grade BA & 1 blast to freeze!! (+hpt 6dp5dt)
    beta #1-52 beta #2-62 Beta #3-6.5 - CP
    FET - 9/18/15 (+hpt 5dp5dt) beta #1 -225.1 beta #2-2468 beta #3-21,352
    10/29 - U/S shows 1 bean! HR 151 EDD 6/7/16 It's a BOY!
    5/18/16 Jacob born via c/s (37w 1d) 9lbs .8oz 19in - 6 days in the NICU



    FutureMrsWright2012ilovewhitevinotoo
  • vlagrl35vlagrl35
    500 Comments 100 Love Its First Anniversary Name Dropper
    member
    edited October 2016
    @bmo88 - i bet that was weird to find out you were ovulating and you wouldn't have known if you hadn't had used an OPK.  We are within a few days of each other.  I think my AF is due to come next week wens.  I'm all thrown off though since I ovulated late.  I usually spot a few days before AF comes so I know ahead of time :(
  • @vlagrl35 very weird to find out I was ovulating. I wasn't going to start using OPKs because people on the bump told me it was too early to track and to wait a month. Then, about 8 days after Mirena removal, I got positive OPKs for 3 days in a row. 

    Bummer er to hear you ovulated late. But good luck with testing! I guess we should both know next weekend. Eek!
    Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
  • @bmo88 - wow what OPK do you use.  I use the digital and only get 1 smile face a month.  I've had a temp drop for 2 days but it came up today.  If I get AF next week I'm going to stop temping.  This whole thing has been too much stress for me.
  • @vlagrl35 - I use Wondfo OPKs. Best money on Amazon I've spent. I got 50 OPKs and 20 pregnancy tests for maybe $20. I don't feel so bad using 10 a cycle when they're that cheap. They are relatively easy to use and read. I highly recommend them. Also, I don't recommend giving up on temping yet. It's a better indicator of where you are in your cycle than the OPKs. It took me a good 3 months when I first started temping for real over a year ago for me to not want to give up.
    Anniversary
    Married: 10/13/2013
    TTC #1: Mirena removed 5/26/2015; DH - normal SA, me - diagnosed with PCOS 8/4/2016 - on Metformin;
    BFP - 10/29/2016!!!, EDD - 7/8/2017
  • @vlagrl35 I use wondfos 
    Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
  • @FutureMrsWright2012 Wow!! Lots happening! Congratulations and yay!!!!!
    Formerly iloveredvino.

    Started TTC in 2010, dx PCOS
    August 2012 - baby boy born still
    IUIs and IVF blah blah blah
    IVF #1 - miscarriage
    FET#1 - BFN
    FET#2 - BFN
    IVF#2 - froze all embryos for genetic testing
    FET#1 Round 2 - Baby Boy born in 2015
    FET#2 Round 2 - CP/BFN
    Started the domestic infant adoption process - Oct 2016

    FutureMrsWright2012
  • @lfk2013- I have about 10 more digitals left for another month.  I just used them because I was afraid with the ones you recommend I would get confused if it wasn't dark enough and be guessing the day.  I'm temping the rest of this cycle.  If AF should start this week I'm taking a month off from all testing and charting.  Its stressing me out too much.  Still TTC but I just don't want the extra stress with the holidays coming.
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