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TTC/3T Check In

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

  • I'm kinda "meh" today.  A friend of mine had her baby.  I'm delighted for her but I also feel sadness.  I've felt like we've missed our chance having another baby.  So I've taken the opportunity to catch up on a lot of things I've needed to do for awhile now that its my slow time.  Something about having control of my life right now feels right.  I guess I'm going to still have some bad days - I'd beed doing good for awhile now.  Teaching tonight kinda slapped me out of it.
  • I've started having some doubts, or something, about the adoption process. Just wondering whether it was the right decision. Deep down, I know it is right. But I'm still kind of pondering everything. 

    Im sure it's normal. But it's still there.
    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

  • Hi ladies!

    @vlagrl35 - Sorry you were having a rough day yesterday. Hugs... Hope things were better today. :)

    @ilovewhitevinotoo - I haven't gone down that path, but it would seem that your feelings are totally normal. I hope there's someone for you to talk to thats been there. <3

    AFM - These PIO shots SUCK big time. The actual shot has been fine (just feel pressure after the initial poke), but my tush is so sore! I'm trying to warm the shot before, getting my weight off the side getting the shot, rubbing it for a few minutes after, and then applying heat for at least an hour. I've also been trying to walk more and do squats (recommended by RE's office). I'm sure that I'll just get used to it, but these first couple of days are terrible! Would appreciate any pointers!

    Hard to believe FET is this Friday already/finally! Then, a 3-day weekend of laying around to let those embies snuggle in! 


    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)
    sweetpotato123
  • @FutureMrsWright2012

    I found that rubbing the area and adding heat made me feel worse, almost like a bruise. This isn't "helpful" per say but you do eventually just go numb there and it doesnt hurt so badly anymore. I'm sorry PIO is giving you so much trouble. It's no fun! Having done PIO and suppositories though, I would take the pio any day. Good luck lady!

    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



  • @FutureMrsWright2012- sorry about the PIO shots.  I'm getting my progesterone check in Feb and I'm scared to take any progesterone based on my experience with the pills - my OB said I was basically allergic to it.  She did say there are creams and suppositories that I might do better with.  I'm just hoping my progesterone is in the normal range.  If not I guess I'll just have to take it.  How many Embryos are you transfering?
  • @FutureMrsWright2012 - I found that it helped to ice beforehand, then immediately get into a hot shower.  I'd massage the injection site while letting the hot water help out too.  

    Also, I'm sure you're doing this, but rotate sides each time too.  I also had them draw circles, and I'd rotate the location of each side too.  So, for example, on MOnday I would inject on the right side, right side of the circle.  Tuesday, left side, right side of the circle.  Wednesday, right side, left side of the circle, Thursday, left side, left side of the circle.  Then top of the circle, bottom of the circle, etc.

    You can do your thighs too if needed.  I never did.
    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 I only did PIO for a few days (I was allergic), so no tips but AHHHH!! I can't believe it's Friday. Sending you so many good vibes. Thinking of you!
    **Signature Warning**

    Dx PCOS August 2012
    Clomid x4 = BFN
    Femara+Follistim IUIs x 6 = 3 BFN, 2 C/P, 1 early miscarriage
    IVF June 2014- 43 R, 34 M, 24 F, 12 blasts frozen and severe OHSS
    FET September 12, 2014!
    Beta #1 12dp5dt- 724
    Beta #2 14dp5dt- 1631
    Beta #3 20dp5dt- 12,813
    EDD 5/31/15 until OB tells me otherwise. Grow babies grow!

    "I might have to wait. I'll never give up. I guess it's half timing, and the other half's luck. 
    Wherever you are, whenever it's right, you'll come out of nowhere and into my life." ~ Michael Buble

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  • curious @sweetpotato123 - what were your allergy reactions?
  • As soon as the injection went in, I could taste the meds and then my chest tightened up and I couldn't stop coughing/trouble breathing. It got progressively worse each day, so I was afraid of serious side effects. I went on the suppositories and didn't have any issues. 
    **Signature Warning**

    Dx PCOS August 2012
    Clomid x4 = BFN
    Femara+Follistim IUIs x 6 = 3 BFN, 2 C/P, 1 early miscarriage
    IVF June 2014- 43 R, 34 M, 24 F, 12 blasts frozen and severe OHSS
    FET September 12, 2014!
    Beta #1 12dp5dt- 724
    Beta #2 14dp5dt- 1631
    Beta #3 20dp5dt- 12,813
    EDD 5/31/15 until OB tells me otherwise. Grow babies grow!

    "I might have to wait. I'll never give up. I guess it's half timing, and the other half's luck. 
    Wherever you are, whenever it's right, you'll come out of nowhere and into my life." ~ Michael Buble

    image

  • good to know about the suppositories @sweetpotato123 - I think I will try those if I'm low on the progesterone.  Just 2 hours after I took the pill I had the worst heartburn of my entire life, hands were tingly, and I had diarrhea.  I had heard you may be sleepy with the pills but hadn't heard of those things so my OB told me to stop taking it.  It wouldn't have helped my chemical pregnancy anyways as I was already spotting before those were prescribed. 
  • Today's the big day! Thanks for all the positive vibes! FX that this is it! My beta is not scheduled until 2/7, but I will probably test next Saturday at the earliest.  :#

    PIO shots are getting better (just numb to it, as many of you have already said). First shot, I think H did at an angle towards my hip, so I had pain radiating down my right leg, which was when I had originally posted. Since I re-educated, they have been much easier. :) 


    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)
    sweetpotato123lfk2013
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