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IVF Thread #4

  1. yellowbeach

    persimmon / 1397 posts

    Having just a few of the slightest ever cramps - almost like little gentle pinches, more on the right/center than the left. Hope that’s this little one cozying up. 💛

  2. foodiebee

    cherry / 245 posts

    @yellowbeach: How are you doing?

  3. yellowbeach

    persimmon / 1397 posts

    @foodiebee: good - started a new (second) job today, so that was a good distraction to keep me busy during my 2WW. Trying to hold off to test until day 7 but I’ll be lucky to make it to day 5.

  4. yellowbeach

    persimmon / 1397 posts

    I’ve been having some cramping tonight that feels just like AF. I’m still on estrace and PIO, so there’s no way I should even get AF, nevertheless 5 days early, right? Man I wish I had a way of looking in there microscopically to see what the heck is going on!

  5. Sams Mom

    GOLD / pomegranate / 3226 posts

    @yellowbeach: hmmmmm, how is your chart looking? It might not be the same as a non IVF cycle, but it's still cool to look at and speculate

  6. foodiebee

    cherry / 245 posts

    @yellowbeach: You transferred on Monday, right? The cramps could be implantation! I swear I know the exact date mine implanted because it was two days after transfer and I felt horrible for about four hours, even posted on the POAS board about it. It felt just like my endo AF symptoms. Fingers crossed this is a good sign!

  7. Mrs Lavender

    cherry / 173 posts

    @yellowbeach: Sounds like a good sign! Thinking of you!

  8. yellowbeach

    persimmon / 1397 posts

    @Mrs Lavender: unfortunately I’ve had all BFNs now at 7dp5dt. Beta is Wed but have pretty much lost all hope.

  9. Mrs Lavender

    cherry / 173 posts

    @yellowbeach: Ugh, wth?!? That's not what I wanted to hear. I'm so sorry! Hugs. Keep us posted...

  10. rousseae

    coffee bean / 36 posts

    @yellowbeach: so sorry! Holding out hope for you!

  11. foodiebee

    cherry / 245 posts

    @yellowbeach: Oh no, I'm so sorry to hear this!

  12. yellowbeach

    persimmon / 1397 posts

    Just a little update - still had a start white this morning. Beta is tomorrow, but just a formality at this point. Already contacted my RE's office. They have a few days where the lab closes for the holidays, but we're planning for a Jan 8 transfer of FET#4. Trying another medicated cycle.

    Can anyone provide some encouragement or hope? I hate to say it, but I guess I didn't think we'd be here since fresh transfer #1 yielded our DD, and then pregnancy #2 happened while NT/NP. She was an untested embie, too. We have 3 PGS-normal embies left at this point.

  13. rousseae

    coffee bean / 36 posts

    @yellowbeach: I'm so sorry. A negative is devastating, and it's really hard to swallow when they're PGS normal. In my experience, conceiving your 1st child on your 1st transfer makes it even harder to take multiple attempts to get pregnant with a subsequent child. I don't really have any advice, but just to remind you that you are really strong to keep pushing through try after try. As a reminder, it took me 3 PGS normal embryos to get pregnant this go around. I know you're looking at try #4 and it sucks, but I think the best thing to do is to keep the hope alive. It can happen (and I hope it does for you), but I honestly believe so much of it just comes down to chance. This feels like rambling and I'm not sure it's very helpful, I just really empathize with your situation and feel for you

  14. yellowbeach

    persimmon / 1397 posts

    @rousseae: Thanks for commiserating with me. I do feel like a PGS normal is harder - bc the RE is telling me my chances are better, yet here we are having a harder time. That just doesn't add up in my doctor brain. At first I thought "well, we did beat the odds having DD on try #1, so a failed cycle is just the odds" but now we are worse than the odds we've been cited. It's just more frustrating to know everything is "maximized for success" yet nothing is happening. I'm also starting to fear that another egg retrieval might be in our future. When we sent 9 to the freezer last time, I never imagined we might have to do another.

  15. foodiebee

    cherry / 245 posts

    @yellowbeach: You know I haven't been in this position and won't be with my bum egg haul, but I can say this. TTC is a trial of will. When you're in the midst of it, remember to take care of yourself. Remember that there is still hope in the form of the embryos remaining and that if the unthinkable does happen, there are options after that. All is not lost. And when you're overwhelmed, the best thing you can do to help this happen is take some time for YOU.

  16. Mrs. Pajamas

    kiwi / 540 posts

    @yellowbeach: Absolutely agree with everything @rousseae: said. I also conceived DD1 on the first try of a fresh cycle so she was untested...and then went on to have 2 failed FETs (both PGS normal embryos) before getting my BFP for DD2. So I've really been there for 90% of what you are experiencing. It's the worst. It doesn't make sense, it's not fair. No reason to beat around the bush. Just keep trying if you are mentally/financially prepared to do so. It'll happen soon enough. You are INCREDIBLY luck you have more normal embryos to try with. Just focus on DD1 and have fun this Christmas. It'll happen. We're rooting for you!

  17. yellowbeach

    persimmon / 1397 posts

    @Mrs. Pajamas @foodiebee: Thanks ladies. I just need to be patient. I've always said all the waiting in this process is the worst part.

    Can anyone tell me what to expect for this AF this cycle? The nurse told me to stop taking meds today (I had already taken my PIO and one dose of estrace). Should I expect an extra heavy AF? Longer cycle? More pain? Assume she will come in 2-3 days...?

  18. Mrs. Pajamas

    kiwi / 540 posts

    @yellowbeach: AF after failed FETs for me were totally normal physically....just devastating emotionally. Sending hugs.

  19. Mrs Lavender

    cherry / 173 posts

    @yellowbeach: Sorry for the delay. I can only imagine what you are going through right now. I would be devastated. It really doesn't make any sense. I'm so so sorry. Infertility sucks. I hope the holidays keep you busy this month so you don't have time to think about the negative. This will happen for you - you just have to hang in there! Hugs.

  20. Mrs Lavender

    cherry / 173 posts

    Hi all. Just wanted to share a little update. I've been on Lupron all week (this will continue until transfer) and tonight is my last BC pill! 🙌 AF should arrive in the next couple days. Baseline is scheduled for the 19th and will get more instructions. Estimated transfer is January 8th-11th.

    @yellowbeach: Looks like we will be transfer buddies!

  21. yellowbeach

    persimmon / 1397 posts

    @Mrs Lavender: hurray!!!! 💜💕❤

  22. Amorini

    persimmon / 1131 posts

    @Mrs Lavender: Hey! We transferred on January 14th a couple years back and got DS (now 2+). Unforgettably nerve-wracking time before and after the transfer because we only had two and transferred both. Sending so much hope and luck!

    @yellowbeach: I’m so sorry this one wasn’t the one. You’ve had a hard year. Tide’s always lowest before it turns! Hang in there.

  23. Mrs Lavender

    cherry / 173 posts

    @Amorini: Thank you! How wonderful! So far I'm pretty calm but getting excited.

    @yellowbeach: How are you doing? I just had my baseline yesterday and all is good. I continue on Lupron then add Estrace in the mix tomorrow. How much Estrace are you taking?

  24. Mrs Lavender

    cherry / 173 posts

    Is anyone else planning an IVF retrieval or transfer in 2019?!

  25. yellowbeach

    persimmon / 1397 posts

    @Mrs Lavender: I bump up from 2 mg estrace daily to 2mg twice daily today. US will be 12/37. Planned transfer date is Jan 8! Do you have any set dates yet?

  26. Mrs Lavender

    cherry / 173 posts

    @yellowbeach: I just started my Estrace today - 2mg daily, then 2mg 2x daily, then 2mg 3x daily. I've never had any problems with my lining before but I'm a bit nervous it won't get thick enough. Lining check is 1/2 with transfer sometime the 8th-10th!

  27. yellowbeach

    persimmon / 1397 posts

    Had a lining check today. 8mm and trilaminar, so good news. Estradiol level is pending but I’ll likely increase estrace to three times a day later today. Next lining check is 1/3. On track for our 1/8 FET. 🤞

    ETA: estadiol level 213, so on track and upping to estrace TID.

  28. Mrs Lavender

    cherry / 173 posts

    @yellowbeach: That’s great!! 😄 I wish I had 2 lining checks!

  29. Mrs. Pajamas

    kiwi / 540 posts

    @yellowbeach: yay! hoping it all goes smoothly for you and you'll get your LO2 in 2019!

  30. Mrs Lavender

    cherry / 173 posts

    Lining check went great today - 8.5mm and tri! Transfer is scheduled for January 10th. This is really happening!

    @yellowbeach: Good luck tomorrow!!

  31. yellowbeach

    persimmon / 1397 posts

    @Mrs Lavender: I’m so excited for you! We can try and pass our TWW together! Will you transfer just one still? We are only doing one.

  32. Mrs Lavender

    cherry / 173 posts

    @yellowbeach: Yes, we will transfer just one. How many days past transfer does your clinic schedule your beta? I did not get my beta date yet. I'm thinking I'll wait until 8dpt to POAS. I may be too nervous though and wait until the day before beta!

  33. yellowbeach

    persimmon / 1397 posts

    @Mrs Lavender: they do betas 9dp5dt

  34. Mrs Lavender

    cherry / 173 posts

    @yellowbeach: How'd it go today?

  35. yellowbeach

    persimmon / 1397 posts

    @Mrs Lavender: lining was 8.8 and estrogen 218, so we got the green light ✅ for transfer on Jan 8. Took my PIO and good to go!

  36. Mrs Lavender

    cherry / 173 posts

    @yellowbeach: Yay!! Happy New Year to us!! Staying positive for us both.

  37. Mrs Lavender

    cherry / 173 posts

    @yellowbeach: Ugh. My beta is scheduled 14dpt. That seems long!

    Good tomorrow!

  38. yellowbeach

    persimmon / 1397 posts

    @Mrs Lavender: Thank you! 🤞🤞🤞

  39. foodiebee

    cherry / 245 posts

    @Mrs Lavender: @yellowbeach: Jumping in to say GOOD LUCK, ladies!!

  40. Mrs. Pajamas

    kiwi / 540 posts

    @yellowbeach: thinking of you today and hope this one sticks!!!!

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