Congrats, Ladies, and what a relief for great results!!!!!
I feel so loved!!! So many IVF gals are stalking me on the BB. The IVF board will always be my home.
I stalk all of you ladies on you BB. It makes for a lot of board hopping since we have so many pregnant IVFers. I'm so happy for each and every one of you!!
So, have there really not been any BFPs since I got mine in March??? Where are the newbies in their first tri?
Christi ~ I think I was the last bfp after you... Christy got one, but her betas didn't rise properly... There is another round of cyclers right now, so hopefully we'll see more bfp's rolling in within the next 3 weeks!
Jana - I didn't forget about you! I just lump us together in my mind, along with Candace, when I think about my pregnancy.
Hope the new cyclers have lots of success!!!
i was just thinking that! And woo christi! 15 weeks that is terriffic!
Hi ladies!! I'm posting here for the first time... I'm 6w4d, and have just been holding my breath every day. I've had one good u/s and then I have one again on Thurs (7w0d). Time is going SO SLOW!! I've got one little bean in there, which is good - that's the number I was aiming for!
I've been following you ladies for a while, and I know that most are graduating from this thread! I'm so happy for all of you.
I hope I get to stay around, AND I hope others will join this thread and keep me company in the first tri soon!!!!
I remember at the beginning time would go by super slow, especially holding your breath while waiting for every appointment and ultrasounds.
I'll definitely be stalking your updates here.
I'm 6w4d, and have just been holding my breath every day.
I know that feeling all too well!! Congratulations on having a healthy bean so far! Time really does seem to drag in the first trimester. The tww is very hard, but I thought the first tri was just as hard, if not harder! It's much more stressful, once you know you are responsible for a living being growing inside of you.
I can't wait to stalk you!
Hi guys, I'm new here. (For the full story, see my thread on first IVF at 41.)
I am 4wks 6 days pregnant after my first IVF. My first ultrasound is scheduled for July 14 and the wait is killing me. I'm dying to know how many embryos stuck. I had four nice embryos transferred on June 13.
I find myself going from being confident that the cramps I'm feeling are normal to being scared of m/c. Somehow I think I'll feel a whole lot better if I can see the pregnancy on ultrasound. How did you deal with the wait?
Congrats Joojoobee!! After a tough journey to get pregnant, it's so hard to just sit and wait for these appointments to check on the little bean(s).
Cramps are definitely normal!
I have no good advice on how to handle the wait... I just kept telling myself "OK, I am pregnant today." and just kept not trying to focus too much on tomorrow. But honestly, it didn't work real well.
I'll be excited for your U/S to see how many little ones you have in there!!
YAY Joojoobee!!! Congratulations!
I had cramps off and on for the entire first trimester, but the most severe were in the first eight weeks. I never had any bleeding, so I just kept telling myself it was ok, it was my uterus growing and stretching, and reminding myself that the nurse said cramps are more common with IVF patients.
As for waiting it out, it is definintely hard. I did the same thing Michelle is doing - telling myself that "I'm pregnant today, which has been my dream, so I'm going to enjoy it today." It worked sometimes, but not always. My fears would grab hold of me at night when I'd go to bed and it was hard to shake them.
Good luck with your ultrasound!!! KUP! :goodluck:
I had a great US today!!! The baby was measuring right on time, and heart rate was 137. I get to be relieved today. Tomorrow, back to worrying.
Ooooo! Congrats on a great appt!!! I'm so happy that your little bean is growing healthy and strong! (Did you get a picture to share?) How long will you stay with your RE before you are released?
Thanks Jana! I did get a pic, but I'm not quite talented when it comes to tech stuff, so I don't know how to scan it.
I forgot to mention, I graduated! My dr. gave me a nice card with the ultrasound pic and told me I was graduating to my OB. I know from stalking all of you guys that I will feel weird without all of the monitoring.
A little off topic, but where do you guys get all of those neat tickers? I have a basic one, but your big black ones are so nice.
Congrats, KMichelle!!! I don't know how to do those other type of tickers, but there's a website in the lower right corner of them. I'd start there.
When did you "graduate"? Was it your first ultrasound?
Can anyone tell me how long you did the Progesterone in oil? When do we graduate from that?
And thanks, Christi!
Joojoobee - I just "graduated" yesterday at my second U/S (7 weeks).
I don't do Progesterone in Oil, but my progesterone suppositories stop at 10 weeks.
Joojoobee ~ I didn't do the oil shots either, but progesterone suppositories 2x a day. I stopped them at 12 weeks. I was soooo happy to be off of those nasty things!
Michelle ~ I got my ticker from www.pregnology.com. You can add a title and change the font color. Congrats on graduating to your OB! I didn't actually graduate until I was 12 weeks because I was part of a progesterone study. It is definitely weird not having all the monitoring.
Joojoobee ~ I didn't do progesterone in oil either. I did the crinone vaginal gel until 12 weeks which is around the time when the placenta takes over.
KMichelle ~ Yay for being graduated to the OB! I know it's a tough transition from being monitored constantly, but this step is always a great sign that everything is going as it should. As for the tickers, if you click on them it'll link you to the website. There's a whole bunch of other tickers, but I love the pictures from pregnology.
Joojoobee - Like the other ladies, I didn't do PIO, but did Crinone vaginal gel until week 12. Not too much longer until your U/S! You must be on pins and needles. How are your symptoms?
KMichelle!!! I'm so excited about your u/s results!!! 137 is a great hb! Like you said, now for more waiting...
Just got my third beta results: hCG is 14,000 at 26 days post retrieval! Progesterone: 24.
Symptoms are cramping, exhaustion, seemingly constant hunger, and increased heart rate. Also slight nausea.
I'm jealous of you guys with progesterone suppositories -- my butt is a swollen pin cushion!
And KMichelle, congrats on the u/s if I haven't said so already!!!! One more week to wait for mine on the 14th. Then we'll know how many are in there!
Joojoobee - Because I'm a nerd, I'm always looking at numbers. Your beta is HIGH. I'm totally thinking twinkies. Here is the beta chart for twins at 26 dpo:http://www.betabase.info/showDailyData.php?type=basic&multiples=Twin&dpo=26
Oh Man! All I can say is I'd be happy with one, would be super excited about two, but I think I'd freak out at more than that! In other words, I hope you're right!
Joojoobee... that is a GOOOOOOD beta!!
I'm with Christi - betting on a set of twinners in there. Can't wait for your ultrasound!
I've got a dr's appointment tomorrow, regular OB, and I'm going to try and talk him into another US soon. Just can't stand not knowing what's going on in there!!
I am not feeling that bad - a tiny bit of nausea here and there, but largely just tired. That has me a little worried. If things are going fine, then I'll be happy to have an easy first trimester, but just has me anxious in light of my history.
Congrats, Michelle! Maybe you will be a lucky one with very little nausea!!
Speaking of nausea, does anyone have suggestions for morning sickness? I'm nautious from the moment I wake up to the moment I go to sleep at night. No vomiting yet, just seriously uncomfortable. This has been going on for about 5 days or so, so I'm hoping it won't get worse.
Sorry, I'm no help for the nausea but I can tell you this a nice warm compress on my butt after getting the PIO shot has made my butt very happy. Also, if you refrigerate, take it out and let sit at room temp for a good hour then put in your bra for 15 mins and let it warm up. All helps it to dissipate better. GL - hope it helps you as much as it did me.:D
Not much seemed to help me with the all-day nausea...just time! Try the small, bland meals frequently...eat what you can, don't worry so much about nutrition and amount...baby will take what s/he needs and you can eat better when the nausea ends, somewhere around 12-14 weeks, hopefully. I ate a lot of milkshakes and mashed potatoes and yogurt...anything white and not chunky. Good luck...as a plus, it is supposed to be a good sign about the health of the pregnancy:)
It's been so nice to pop in here from time to time and see how great you are all doing. I'm so so happy for each of you.
I'm sooo early in this first trimester I hesitate to even post here or add a pg ticker to my siggy. Today is 4wks 3days and all the nausea I had has disappeared. Sooo weird - maybe it was my body's reaction to the initial hcg in my system? I don't want to be sick, but just find it weird. I also had cramping and spotting and passed several clots (I know that's not a good sign) from Friday through Sunday and that's also gone now. Maybe more than one of the four snopeas implanted and I lost one over the weekend or lost both. I felt like such crap, too - now I feel like a million bucks. I hate not knowing what's going on in there.:mad: I won't get another beta until Monday (with an u/s) - that will be 5wks2days - how can they not realize how hard that is to get one beta and then have to wait a whole week before any other news?! :angry2: Sorry, I had to get that out. Thanks for listening.
YAY!!!! I'm so happy you're posting here!!!
I had nausea "flashes" very early (b/w 4 & 5 weeks), and then they went away for like two weeks, and then m/s hit with a vengeance at about week 7. With your beta, I wouldn't be surprised if you have twinkies in there again!
Sorry about waiting for your next beta and first u/s... IVF is such a waiting process to begin with - it sucks to wait some more after you get the BFP!
Waiting for those betas is definitely hard! I would just try to put it out of my mind and think about other things. I know; easier said than done. I really like checking out the movies on this website to figure out what's going on in there:http://www.ehd.org/movies.php?mov_id=8&cell=3
I hope everyone else is doing well. I feel guilty for not keeping up with everyone else very well.
This last week has been incredibly tough for me. I bled Tuesday night before my u/s on the 14th. Turned out all was fine. Heartbeats 133 and 139. Dr said this bleeding can be normal for twins.
Saturday I bled a LOT and from about 11:30am-2am. Lots of pain too. Bled so much I was convinced I'd miscarried. Called the Dr an had an emergency u/s scheduled for Sun morning. Went in, gave my name, waited TWO hours. We kept checking with the front desk and they'd say "your name will be called in a few minutes" and it never was. Finally I just started crying. A nurse came to the rescue. Dr was soooo apologetic. Complete mess up by the front desk. Anyway, I settled down once they put me in an exam room. Dr came in and started the u/s. When I saw the babies on the screen I started bawling again! I couldn't believe it! They are fine. Heartbeats 149 and 150.
Another u/s on Friday.
Thanks for the great advice on morning sickness, too; it's a big help.
Congrats Cindy!!!! I was so happy to read your good news!! That is a long wait for the beta - I feel for you!
JooJooBee, I've been away and haven't yet even congratulated you on the twins! WOW!!! TWINS! That is so exciting. I'm sorry about the bleeding scare - that is awful. I experienced that with my one successful pregnancy and it was agonizing waiting to see if everything was OK. But sounds like all is looking great for you.
AFM - I'm 10 weeks now, so I'm happy to be in double digits. I get my nuchal translucency a week from Tues, so I hope that will provide me reassurance. I still feel so weird about this pregnancy because I pretty much feel fine.
I was hiding the pregnancy from my 3 year old, but would you believe that she was poking at my belly and called me out on it? She said directly, "I think you have a baby in your belly - do you?" Caught me very off guard! I guess she's way more perceptive than I gave her credit for!
So cute, Michelle! That is great you feel good! Your 12-week scan will make you feel better. Sad that you almost WANT to be sick, huh??
Cindy, I'm so happy you're posting here! I remember being a nut case waiting for the repeat betas every other day...I can't imagine waiting as long as you are!
Joojoobee, glad the babies are doing well. Hope today's ultrasound went well.
KMichelle, how cute your DD!!! I know exactly how you feel waiting for any pg symptom to show up. I didn't feel pg at all until around 15 weeks which is when I started feeling some movement.
Cindy - Good luck at your u/s today!!!! I think there's twinkies in there!! :goodluck:
Michelle - That is so amazing that your 3 yr old knew! I swear every time I've been pg my female furbaby is much more affectionate with me - like she knows something.
Yes, Christy you were right - twins. Of course, today at 5wk2days was too soon to see much but they were two very nice gestational sacs. Maybe next Monday we'll see heartbeats?? I think beta doubling time is good from 653 (11dpt) to 7177 (18dpt) but on one website with a doubling calculator said it was slow? I'm choosing to ignore that one and listen to the other ones.
Huge congrats on the twins, Cindy!!!
cindy that is fantastic news congrats!
Wow,Cindy, twins?!?!?! If anyone deserves "two for the hassle of one", it's you!! I would say "price of 2" but we all now that a pregnancy through IVF of much more than the price of one:)
So very happy for you.
YAY Cindy!!! Congratulations!!!!
After HCG reaches about 5,000, it starts to slow down dramatically from the initial rise. Don't worry about the doubling time at this point. When is your next u/s to see the heartbeats?
Thanks everyone for the congrats.
Christy - thanks for the reassurance of doubling time. How are you feeling? My next u/s is on Monday, Aug 8, that will be 6w2d. We saw heartbeats earlier last pg-so I will be upset if we don't. 5 1/2 days to go (not that I'm counting or anything). Monday is going to be very hard since my appointment is after work.
Guess I'm tentatively stepping in here. Had my beta last Friday and my first US is 8/12. We only transferred one embryo. EDD 4/1/10. This will be our second IVF miracle. We have a son, Isaac, who is 2.
KIM! I'm so happy to see you on here! Any symptoms yet?
I hope you guys don't mind me posting on the first tri board - But I get so excited to see everyone with a BFP, and I stalk all of you like a mad woman.
Cindy - I'm feeling MUCH better than the first tri. Don't let anyone tell you different - m/s is completely debilitating. But I am feeling so much better! I can't wait for you to get through these u/s's and get released to the OB!
Cindy, yay on the 2 sacs! For me the wait between appointments to hear the heartbeats was always worse than all 2ww's put together. I'll be stalking this board on Monday for an update on your appointment.
I had to wait all day through work, then over an hour at the office. By the time the doctor came in I was about to break out in tears (that's been happening lately). Anyway, YES, we saw 2 heartbeats! Both are developing right on schedule. He didn't count but said they were both good strong heartbeats at a good rates (they looked pretty fast to me). We have never seen him this positive and upbeat before. He said he was very optimistic about these. He said we're gonna have to have a big party - I said No, I can't celebrate just yet. I am happy for a good appointment, don't get me wrong, but it's not like I haven't been here before. If next week is good then that will give me something to smile about - but until then, I'm just coasting. I don't want to think about this going well or not - just not thinking about either way, just riding it out. I keep saying I've done my part now I have to let it go and what happens happens - it's out of my hands and I'm not worrying about it - then I take a deep breathe and release all the anxiety. I think the only way I will celebrate today's appointment is by adding a pg ticker to my siggy. That is as far as I go. Sad, that I can't get excited.
Cindy!!! I totally understand not wanting to get too excited, but at least for right now, you are pregnant with healthy twins!!! I'm going to celebrate for you.
I'm so so so happy for you!!!!!
So one of the IVF nurses called me last night and said my bloodwork from the day before came in "nice and strong". Of course, I need the number - 45,985. And then she asked if I had an OB and stuff. Then it got real. Is this really gonna happen this time? Will we actually be parents after all? Then I felt scared. DH didn't understand that. I guess its a little different for us because its our bodies going through all the changes and stuff. Anyway, so after talking with the nurse a few mins I jump onto my blackberry to check the beta level on Betabase website. AND, its not there!! I've been trying ever since yesterday. Anyone know what happened to it?? I'm crazed over here.
I just tried it and can't get the page either. I'm glad the nurse reassured you with the 'nice and strong' comment.
This is getting more and more real for you eh? How exciting.
After ttc for so long it sometimes makes me feel like i've forgotten what i'm trying for in the end....
After ttc for so long it sometimes makes me feel like i've forgotten what i'm trying for in the end....
I feel like that too sometimes!
Cindy ~ I am soo happy for you! I know what you're saying about getting excited... I'm sure I'll be very guarded if I get pg. again. I love, love, love your ticker and am thrilled to see it in YOUR siggy! :bigarmhug: