Good luck today Tiffany (neoncandle)!

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Good luck today Tiffany (neoncandle)!

T&Ps are with you! KUP as you feel up to it.

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Yes, good luck!!!

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Update, so you don't have to scroll... 5/5/12

6 fertilized normally. 1 was immature. There was something wrong with the other one - maybe lost during ICSI. Will update again on Monday... we'll see how many make it to day 3. I am worried, but hoping for the best.

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Yahoo I'm so glad that it went well. All it takes is one!! Take care of yourself.

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I will be sending my best good luck vibes to Texas.

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Glad everything went well for you and you are feeling so good. How are you feeling now? I remember feeling awesome right after the procedure because of the sedation but then a couple hours later I was miserable. Hope you had a better experience. Can't wait to hear your fert. report.

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I am still feeling ok. I took some advil. Maybe since they only got 8 eggs it wasn't such a hard procedure as some of them can be. I was amazed at how short it was - I could have only been under for 20-30 minutes. We had a nice brunch, I went shopping with my sister and then we took everyone out for dinner (sushi). I think I am going to take it easier tomorrow.

This was the part I was dreading and I am doing fine so far.

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Glad you are still feeling good. Sounds like you had a good brunch and dinner. Did you have that glass of wine?

They never sedated me good enough so I felt everytime they'd puncture an ovary. It was painful. With my 3rd ER at a different clinic they had a nurse anethesist and I had told her about the bad experiences the other times so she made sure I was out of it during the procedure and made sure I was comfortable for the 3 1/2 hr drive home. She gave me extra pain meds and anti-emetics. She was really nice.

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Tiffany, hoping the ER went well for you and that the 8 eggs they retrieved are all good!

Glad you have been feeling ok all day....gives me hope for my ER next week. Just keep taking it easy though. I'm getting excited for you!

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I'm glad all went well for you. I'm sending my best good luck thoughts your way!

Jean

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Sounds like you had a good fert. rate. Things seem to be going well for you!

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"neoncandle" wrote:

6 fertilized normally. 1 was immature. There was something wrong with the other one - maybe lost during ICSI. Will update again on Monday... we'll see how many make it to day 3. I am worried, but hoping for the best.

This is such a stressful wait! I am thinking about you. Are you on bed rest?

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No, we are not even to day 3 post ER yet. I am hoping to hear that some of the embryos are still alive and doing well tomorrow for a day 5 transfer. We don't have bedrest until after the transfer procedure. Even then it is just for one day and our clinic has good results with that. Hoping for transfer Wednesday; take it easy Thursday. But I am back to work Friday and am working next weekend. It looks like a rather stress free week at work... not crazy until Friday and I am committed to keeping my stress level low and going with the flow.

In the meantime, I am vacation planning to keep my stress level low. Will report back tomorrow afternoon. For some reason I have a hard time accessing this site via my phone. Hoping for good news, but keeping my expectations realistic.

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Great fert report. Keep growing emmbies!!!

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That is a great fert report!!! Praying for you! Smile

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I just heard back from the clinic. Good news. The six that fertilized are growing and are now between 6-8 cells each. I was surprised that there was not a fall off going into day 3. The transfer is scheduled for 12p on Wednesday. Bed rest after that. Then 10 days until blood test.

Work was a little crazy today, but I am trying to keep my stress level low.

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Yahoo That is great news that all 6 of them are growing and dividing as they should. Thanks for keeping us updated! How many are you planning on transferring?

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That is the big debate around our household right now. DH definitely wants me to transfer just one and there are some definite advantages of this. I need to talk to the doc about what all is involved in a frozen cycle. There was a nice study out of Scandinavia which suggested after four cycles, those who transfered 1 embryo had the same pregnancy rate as those who transferred more. The cost of fertility treatments is also 33% of what it is here in the US. But the cost of having two kids at once emotionally, physically and financially is a real one to consider.

Also, there are real risks to the mother with multiples pregnancies and of course the main risk to the babies is premature birth. Also, I don't want to be on bed rest, etc. I think we are leaning toward taking our chances with a single embryo transfer. But I am nervous about it. I really don't know what is entailed with a FET cycle.

Our clinic's percentage of transfers resulting in live births from a fresh cycle is 51%, from a frozen cycle it is 31%.

I know not all the embryos will survive the freezing/rethawing process and I guess I need to know from doc what the normal attrition they see from this.

The best thing of all is that DH says he will support me in whatever I decide.

If we get there on Wednesday and they say they are all set up to do two, I think I might not raise a fuss. Needless to say, this is a good problem to have. I am thankful. But I also know that there are many who have come this far who end up doing IVF#2 or 3.

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Holy crap! Well done on the embryo development! Sounds like you will have some to freeze for sure. Great news.

My opinion is to transfer 2 but my reasons are financial. I couldn't have afforded to do all the FET I wanted to. Well, I didn't end up having any to freeze so I was glad I transferred the two best embryos on our ET.

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Sounds like you and your husband have put a lot of thought into this and have weighed the pros and cons either way. You and your husband are the only ones that can make this decision.

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Another great report! I hope that you can come to a mutal decision and you both be at peace about it.

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Good luck with your ET today!!! Update us when you are able. I'll be thinking about you.

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Anything crossed for you!

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Best of luck today!!!!!!

Would like to hear your decision on 1 or 2 also. In a similar position here. I think my husband will put the kabosh on transferring 2, whereas I would be willing to take the risk to have the extra chance of getting one baby out of it.

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we decided to do two because the rest (except one) of the embryos arrested before transfer. There might be one to freeze. Now I am typing one an iPad from bed rest.

Hoping for the best. Will definitely hold off on a fresh cycle for some time (maybe a year). We need to get our regular lives back if this doesn't work out. And if it does, we will be thrilled.

Testing next Saturday am w results that day.

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I'm sorry to hear that the most didn't make it but glad that 3 did. Take care of yourself and rest up.

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Congrats on being PUPO!!! Sorry more embies didn't make it. Remember the strong survive! Make DH pamper you while you are on bedrest.

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Glad you had 3 make it and transferring 2 sounds like a great plan. Hope your bedrest time goes quickly and good luck!

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Fingers crossed!

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Good luck, hope the 2ww goes quickly for you and it's good news at the end of it!

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So much stress with what makes it, what doesn't make it before the ET!!! I will keep good thoughts for you and your dh. GL

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I'm keeping everything crossed for you!

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Pregnancy mentioned....

Got two dark lines on the pregnancy test. I am pretty sure this means I am pregnant with twins. I will get my beta tomorrow.

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Congrats on two lines!! Anxious to see what your numbers are. What time are you going?

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I am going in probably around 8:30 tomorrow. My appt is for 9:30, but they had originally wanted me at 8 - and it is not for an appt; just blood. So hopefully I can get it done a little early. I expect they will call me that afternoon with the results. We still have my keurig coffee maker and a bottle of French wine to break open in case of emergency.

I am excited to think there is a chance this actually worked. I think my beta must be ok if a home pregnancy test can detect the HCG.

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Congrats!

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Yay, that's great news!!! Good luck tomorrow!!!!

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omg! This is so exciting. Let us know!

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Congratulations!! So excited for you!!

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awesome!!! congrats!!!

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Congrats!!!!!Good news!!!!!

Pictures?

Keep us posted when you get your blood results!!!

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First beta is 513. Hoping it doubles. Will know on Tuesday.

U/S is tentatively scheduled for 3 weeks from now... I know a lot can go wrong between now and then, but I am praying it goes well. I am starting to think this could actually happen.

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Wow!!! Great first beta. I'm with you...I think it's twins!

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I can't see the pic

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i can't see it either! Either way, fantastic news! Congrats!!!!!

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*sigh* the wait for an u/s is horrible. Keep up the positive vibes. I am so happy for you.

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beautiful!!!

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Nice line!

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dark!!! Those are some wonderful lines. Smile

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Congratulations! Wow, your first beta is very nice and high!! Biggrin

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