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    Quote Originally Posted by meggyrn View Post
    Mimi...if it were me I'd count that first cycle as a cycle. I counted my first cycle where the embryos arrested and didn't make it to transfer as a cycle. You went through everything and still had the expense. I'm glad you and DH have a plan if this cycle doesn't work. I know it's hard to think of it not working.
    You are right, I should have counted it as that one cycle as planned. What made it so difficult for me to accept it is that our clinic did not charge us a dime for that cycle. Only expense we really had was about $1500 worth of meds. Then all I kept telling DH is "But I did not go thru ER, I did not even do a trigger." I know he bowed because he wants to give me everything I want. I also know he secretly feels guilty because our main IF issue is MFI. No matter how much he denies it I see it in his eyes. Because of that he more than deserved my final decision.
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    Mimi- Big hugs. I'm so sorry that you are in the position you are in. We bought a package deal that included 2 fresh and 2 frozen. It was very expensive but ended up being only about 2/3 more than what one fresh cycle would be at our clinic. It is in the back of my mind that this is our last shot so to speak (even though we have another FET it will be using the same embryos from this cycle and we all know how that turned out last time...). I hope that you can find peace with it all and the biggest of all that it will be a mute point in about a month How are you feeling with the injections? You go back to the RE today right? KUP!!

    Hope that everyone else is doing well. I'm less than 24 hours away from my ER I both excited and scared cr@pless.

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    Jenni - Thank you for the support. Making that decision sucked big time, but I cannot regret anything, KWIM Fingers crossed that both of us get our BFPs this time I did go back for another scan this morning. RE got very excited, his words were "It does not get better than this!" Just praying that my E2 is more than 300 today. They kept me on same dosage, but decided to add Ganirelix. He did not think we would need it this time, but because I am responding so well he feels that it is necessary. Good thing is I have Ganirelix left over from my last cycle so no additional expense.

    I am so excited about your ER, I am starting to get butterflies in my tummy I just have a feeling that this will be a WINNER!
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    1st IVF - February/March 2012-Cancelled due to low response
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    Surprise natural BFP on Mother's Day 5/11/2014

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    I'm so excited that you are responding so well!! I think this is will be THE cycle for both of us

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    Jenni....how was your time with your in-laws last night? I hope by tomorrow at this time you have some good news with lots of eggies.

    Mimi...glad everything is going so great! I'm sure it feels so good to have things going so well.

    Has anyone ever had Chocolate Cherrios? They are SOOOO good! They make you think you are eating something healthy since they're Cheerios and but, but really, they are probably so unhealthy for you. They are like an adult version of Cocoa Pebbles. I just finished a bowl.

    I have to cat sit my friend's cats for a day this weekend. I had to go over and get instructions this morning. She has made the cats very high maintenance. I have to give them 3 different kinds of food and mix some medicine so the one doesn't get constipation in one type of food, they each can have up to 10 treats a day, give them only this much of this food and that much of the other, blah blah blah. Our cat gets a full bowl of food and water and gets it refilled when it's empty. She checks on our cat when we are gone for a long time. We leave our cat for up to a week. Just fill up the food when it's empty. I tell her when she cat sits to only come once every few days but she comes every day. I'm sure she thinks we are horrible cat owners. See what I mean about dramatic friends? She has made her whole family this high maintenance.

    It's kind of a yucky cloudy day today. And cold! I work this afternoon so I guess I'd rather have it be yucky instead of nice.

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    IVF #1-cancelled d/t embryos arresting before transfer (3/09)
    IVF #2-BFP 9wks-7/30/09 (6/09)
    IVF #3-BFN (5/10)

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    Last night was fun. We went to my favorite place called The Dairy Bar. It's what I guess would be considered like a diner. It's hands down my favorite place to go to but DH has another favorite place that we always end up going to because MIL wants him to be happy(speaking of people making their family high maintenance ) Then we went to a store that just opened called Roses. It might be a regional thing but it's sort of like a Big Lots or a Family Dollar. I was in heaven!

    That's crazy about your friend's cats. Good luck with it. I'm highly allergic to cats but MIL and SIL are OBESSESSED with cats. At the old house, they had at least 14 cats. The family cat that lives in the house is 18 years old (in people years) and he's super high maintenance. When we go to the beach every summer, they drive home at least once to check on him. And they'll leave the radio or TV on for him so that he doesn't get lonely I really don't mean to say bad things about them this week. They really are incredible 95% of the time. I've learned over 11 years to just laugh it off.

    I'm sorry the weather is icky. It's supposed to be much cooler tomorrow - 20 degrees cooler than today.

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    Ooooo...I love Big Lots or Dollar type stores. I was just talking to my sister about that a few minutes ago. I just love those stores that you can wander around aimlessly in and there is always new things. Glad you had a fun night with the in-laws.

    I think one cat is enough, maybe two. We just have the one and she is not very social. She really is the perfect cat if you don't love cats. She just does her own thing and occasionally she'll jump up on the couch for a second for a pet then jump back down.
    Children mentioned.....
    She loves our oldest daughter. She sleeps on her bed and acts lost when she is gone. The only place I can get the cat to purr is upstairs. For some reason she must feel safe up there.
    I know of someone that will drive home 4+ hours if they are visiting their kids for an extended period of time to empty out it's litter box because "the cat doesn't like other ppl."

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    IVF #1-cancelled d/t embryos arresting before transfer (3/09)
    IVF #2-BFP 9wks-7/30/09 (6/09)
    IVF #3-BFN (5/10)

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    So sweet about the cat and your daughter. I don't mind cats and would like to have one but the allergies don't allow for it. I do think that it's a fine balance between realizing that pets are first and foremost 'animals' that don't have all human characteristics and emotions and understanding that they are members of the family and deserve to be treated as such. Everything in moderation

    I do have a request for some advice. What do DH and I do about Easter? Presumably my transfer will be in the early morning and over in time to make it to the later service at church (11:05). I think if I sit in the back and don't get up as much (we're Methodist so not as much up and down as our Catholic brothers and sisters) I'll be fine. It's an important day to me but I understand that things come up. I have such great memories of Easter lunch growing up and have been able to keep those going with DH. I don't think I could make the ride down to his family (about an hour or so) and my parents are helping my brother move 4 hrs away and Dad has to be at his church on Sunday (he's the head usher for their large-ish church). I'm not trying to complain because I know that I have so many things for which to be thankful. I'm just a little bummed at the thought of not doing something to make it holy. Thoughts?

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    I would think if you are comfortable with going to church then you should. My RE's always required bedrest after ET so I had always planned on doing nothing. When I was at the clinic that was so far away we stayed at a hotel my entire bedrest. Maybe make plans to go but know that things may change if you aren't feeling up to it. Maybe DH can make you a small Easter dinner for just the two of you. With any luck, this will be the last Easter you spend with just the two of you.

    Our Easter is a mix between Catholic and Lutheran. I'm Lutheran, DH is Catholic. I have no plans to convert to Catholicism so we try to mix both in. Most of the time we go to Catholic mass and I don't get to go to my church. It bothers me that DH and I can't come to an agreement like one weekend we go to my Lutheran church and the next weekend we go to Catholic mass. But if he doesn't go to Catholic mass, he might as well not go. I think I go to mass more than some Catholics. I go pretty much every Friday to the Children's mass and most Saturdays or Sundays. I skip a lot during the summer though because we are at the lake and I don't feel like I "have" to go so I don't. There is a Methodist church in our association since our house is at an old Methodist camp. The camp is still there but not on that property. The church is literally a block away. I've asked DH if he wants to go there instead and he says nope. So anyway, to the point. He is going to take the girls and him to mass on Thursday and Friday. I'm going to go to my church. Then we'll all go to the Easter Vigil at the Catholic Church on Saturday and Sunday morning we'll go to my church. Sorry that turned into way more than what we were doing for Easter. It's kind of a sore spot for me.

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    IVF #1-cancelled d/t embryos arresting before transfer (3/09)
    IVF #2-BFP 9wks-7/30/09 (6/09)
    IVF #3-BFN (5/10)

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    Meg, I can only imagine how good those chocolate cheerios taste. I am a chocolate lover, but it gives me migraines (as do eggs, and I love eggs.) I must say those are some high maintenance cats you guys are talking about. DH and I are dog people. We always wanted a dog, but because we both work so much we could not get one. Then I went to a puppy store (I am sorry if this offends anyone, I would rather rescue than buy but I had my reasons) and the lady there recommended this mixed breed that does not require a lot of exercise. So we brought home Roxie. She is a shih-tzu/cavalier mix. She is incredibly smart dog and because we shave her coat every month she is very low maintenance too. We crate her while we are at work, but she's free to roam the entire house while we are there. She sleeps in our bedroom, not on the bed, but on the bench we have in front of the bed. Now my parents fell in love with her (Roxie is very affectionate) so they wanted a dog like her and got one from the same store. Now their dog is extremely high maintenance. She will not eat out of the bowl, they hand feed her They are traveling in Europe right now and the dog is traveling with them. I think pets are high maintenance because their owners make them that way.

    I too love Big Lots and Dollar stores. I rarely buy anything but I love to roam around the store for hours.

    Jenni - I really do not have a good advice as far as church is considered. My MIL is the most religious person I know, so I always go to her for advice. Anytime I am unable to fulfill my holy duties such as fasting or doing a prayer she tells me to make the best effort to have God in my mind and do better next time. So if I were in your situation, I'd probably go home and thank God for all that was given to me. Like I said, probably not a good advice.

    Now all of the sudden I am really hungry. What is everyone having for lunch today? I am having a turkey provolone sandwich, baked chips, and an apple.
    Me 30 & DH 38 - Married 02/21/2003
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    1st IVF - February/March 2012-Cancelled due to low response
    2nd IVF - March/April-BFN
    Surprise natural BFP on Mother's Day 5/11/2014

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