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Wanted: #2 Due August 26 (boy); 33 kids; Illinois 4726 posts
10th Dec '12
Quoting Mrs.O♥:" Wanted- AWESOME news about your transfer. Very excited for you!!!!! Anya- I'm so sorry girl, my heart ... [snip!] ... amazing and it keeps my mind off everything. Can't wait to photograph my only little one someday. Baby dust and hugs to all"


I am excited to hear about your appointment on Friday!!!!



Wanted: #2 Due August 26 (boy); 33 kids; Illinois 4726 posts
10th Dec '12
Quoting seattlemama3 *NMD*:" So excited for you congrats!!!! I know nothing about IVF really so.... when they transplant the eggs they have already gone through the first week of development? eeeek can't wait to hear:) "


Yes, the day of retrieval is equivalent to Ovulation day. They than transfer the the embryo(s) back either 3 days or 5 days after retrieval. Mine was transfered 5 days post retrieval, which means I am 6dpo today.



user banned Due December 8 (boy); 16 kids; Massachusetts 6396 posts
10th Dec '12

Thank you ladies! Ill update Friday night!!

seattlemama3 *NMD* Due December 16 (girl); 19 kids; Spokane, Washington 5427 posts
10th Dec '12

I finally started my period yesterday after 7 weeks. I didn't take the pills to start it but it came in time where I think I can make it work. I should get an ultrasound on the 20th or 21st and I just have to hope and pray I ovulate before the 18th day of my cycle which would be the 26th because I leave for Seattle leaving DH behind. I'm torn on whether I should or not. Supposedly I ovulated early this time so it should be fine. The doc upped my dose to 100mg of Clomid. I don't really think that is is necessary since we never got to the U/S to see if the 50 worked but I will go with it for now. He said if 2 more cycles doesn't work we will do a hsg. The last few sermons at church have been about fear. I constantly live in fear for one reason or another. I'm terribly fearful of being widowed again or losing one of my children. I know these are things I need to give up to God but really came to mind was our infertility. I need to give it up to God! I am not in control. Easier said than done. But it was very heavy on my heart. I don't know how many of you are religious but I just thought I would share. This Christmas I pray for peace in all of our hearts with the good news and the bad. Hugs to all of you ladies!!!

Wanted: #2 Due August 26 (boy); 33 kids; Illinois 4726 posts
10th Dec '12
Quoting seattlemama3 *NMD*:" I finally started my period yesterday after 7 weeks. I didn't take the pills to start it but it came ... [snip!] ... would share. This Christmas I pray for peace in all of our hearts with the good news and the bad. Hugs to all of you ladies!!!"


This is beautiful and so right!!!

Ryans Mommy TTC #2 TTC since Jun 2009; 1 child; Madison, West Virginia 1874 posts
10th Dec '12

I can relate with most of you right now-my sil had her baby today. I was so excited! Took pics, held him and then once I got home it set in on me. It was like a blow to the face! That's not your baby and your not taking it home tomorrow- its someone else's :(
What really gets me is how can people like my sil is allowed to have a baby?! She abandoned her two kids as left them with her ex husband. She sees them on her convience and doesn't pay child support. She gets with me brother ruins his wife and when they break up for 3 weeks she supposedly had sex with 5 different men ( that we know of) and the baby might be someone else's and not my brothers. On
Top of that she has been strung out on drugs and anything imaginable, but she's allowed to have a baby?! I just don't understand it anymore! I know that we are starting a new protocol soon, but it's just not fair that people like get can get pregnant with a snap of their fingers :(

D❤L 2 kids; Sunnydale, CA, United States 2728 posts
10th Dec '12

I need to talk to all my ladies in here, so I'm back for tonight.. I'm just staying in this thread though. I know a lot of you have been in my shoes and your support is helping me though this. You know my emotions, you know what I'm going through. I love this thread because we all can be here to support each other. I'm going to reply to a couple posts in here then I'll talk more openly about how I feel and ask some questions related to IVF.

D❤L 2 kids; Sunnydale, CA, United States 2728 posts
10th Dec '12
Quoting Ashleymca:" Hey mommas I was wondering if someone could give me info on clomid and breast feeding. I found a few ... [snip!] ... with EBFing moms who took it but I couldn't find any facts. Im looking for websites or links to some info for my doc Tia"


First off I think it

D❤L 2 kids; Sunnydale, CA, United States 2728 posts
10th Dec '12
Quoting Wanted: #2:" Hi! So, I went in today and all 9 made it to blasts. The embryoligist said that this is really rare. ... [snip!] ... for a birthday gift for my DH (BW scheduled for the 20th and his birthday is the 21st)....and a wonderful Christmas gift me!"


I

D❤L 2 kids; Sunnydale, CA, United States 2728 posts
10th Dec '12
Quoting Amelia [14 Weeks]:" Oh Anya I'm so sorry. It makes me so angry that those tests would have evaps like that. I don't usually ... [snip!] ... all my previous failures (IUIs, IVFs and FETs, miscarriages etc) were a necessary part of my journey. Hang in there. *hugs*"


I wrote the company today. I'm very disappointed with those tests.



I'm still on my little internet break but I thought it'd be good for me to come in this thread once a day to catch up and get support from all you. I'm still avoiding Facebook, I think I'll start using it next Monday. Everybody I know is pretty much pregnant or just had a baby in the past 5 months. Emotionally I can't see it. Especially since a lot of people my age who I know don't deserve a child... They TTC'ed while living with parents or they have children who they don't have custody of. The pregnancies in here don't bother me at all. I almost jump out of my chair out of excitement because we all struggled. We all know the pain of infertility.



You give me a lot of hope, you really do. You went through a lot TTC wise and you're 14 weeks along :) Do you plan to find out the sex? If so do you know when?

D❤L 2 kids; Sunnydale, CA, United States 2728 posts
10th Dec '12
Quoting Mrs.O♥:" Wanted- AWESOME news about your transfer. Very excited for you!!!!! Anya- I'm so sorry girl, my heart ... [snip!] ... amazing and it keeps my mind off everything. Can't wait to photograph my only little one someday. Baby dust and hugs to all"


*Hugs* I can understand why the diagnosis made you sad again.



How did you pick your donor? Do you plan to tell friends and family that you used a donor? Would you ever tell your child? I just ask because a donor might be a possibility for us.



Do you have a link to your photography page? I'm not a photographer but I love photography. What kind of camera and lens do you have?

Dr.Clandestine 1 angel baby; Stockholm, Sweden 1220 posts
10th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Spookshow Baby☠:</b>" I wrote the company today. I'm very disappointed with those tests. I'm still on my little internet ... [snip!] ... do. You went through a lot TTC wise and you're 14 weeks along :) Do you plan to find out the sex? If so do you know when? "</blockquote>



Just asking cause it seemed to take me looking hard for a good RE, would a second look at your history from new eyes help any?



Do you have any big medical schools in your area? Just a thought.



IVF is so expensive, I would just want a second opinion.

D❤L 2 kids; Sunnydale, CA, United States 2728 posts
10th Dec '12
Quoting seattlemama3 *NMD*:" I'm so sorry!!! I know that doesn't mean much but with each heartbreak and victory for all of you ladies ... [snip!] ... never met and all of our circumstances are different but I really do get so excited and disappointed for you all!!! Hugs Anya! "


I get excited and disappointed for everybody in here too. I'm glad that we all have each other in here. I cried all day about our failed cycle but reading all of your replies made me feel better because I have the support that I need right now.

D❤L 2 kids; Sunnydale, CA, United States 2728 posts
10th Dec '12
Quoting Wanted: #2:" Anya, I am sorry that it didn't work again! We all on here know how it feels. I have been trying for ... [snip!] ... but I am sure Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago is just as good. I am certain you will be a mother again...and so will I."


How do you stay so strong after two falied IVFs? I'm scared to do IVF because, what if it doesn't work? I'm paying out of pocket, I'm using most of our down payment money to buy a home on IVF. DH is working two jobs so we can keep saying for both a down payment and IVF. I wish we had our old insurance because IVF would have been covered.



I'm still looking into a new clinic. I will not see my RE again.. The thing with FCI is I can't bring DD with. I need to find a center that will let her come to some of the appointments. I have no childcare for my daughter. DH's family will not watch her, they both work full time anyway. My mom refuses to watch my daughter because she wants to hang out with her friends 24\7.

D❤L 2 kids; Sunnydale, CA, United States 2728 posts
10th Dec '12
Quoting Hugger-Mugger:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Spookshow Baby☠:</b>" I wrote the company today. I'm ... [snip!] ... Do you have any big medical schools in your area? Just a thought. IVF is so expensive, I would just want a second opinion."


With the history of failed IUIs and how bad the motility is I know I'll have to IVF next. I know most clinics will only do 3-4 IUI cycles especially since DH is most of our problem.



I'm outside of Chicago so I probably do have a big medical school near me.



From what i've read on a lot of other infertility forums most people go right to IVF when their husband has bad motility.