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....
Yes, the whole pregnancy endeavor takes on a life of its own. Well, the site is still missing but I was able to pull up a cached page from my computer's history and saw the median level at 30dpo was 28,820 - ahhh, I feel like I can breathe again. I know she said it was a good strong level but I needed reassurance from something in black and white. I hope the site comes back it is such a great reference.
So happy for you, Cindy!!
Been bleeding since yesterday afternoon. It is red not brown like what I had a couple weeks ago. DH reminded me that last wk the doctor said it was very common during the first trimester, and I know that, but still it is worrisome and I don't like it. Praying all is ok.
praying for you Cindy. Have you called your doctor?
Hey Vanessa! Haven't seen you around lately. How are you feeling? My bleeding (spotting) has stopped and feel good about that. I would have called the doctor if it had continued cause I didn't like that its red. Good thing was there were no cramps combined with it. Next appointment and u/s is Monday and it can't come fast enough.
i feel pretty good for the most part getting a little uncomfortable... having a little sciatica from time to time... I am glad to hear your bleeding stopped. that is a relief. I will be stalking you for your update.
Cindy - Sorry about the bleeding scare! I've heard that bleeding is more common with twins... Hope it hasn't happened again. I'm so happy to see that pregnancy ticker in your siggy, with TWINKIES no less!
Another GREAT appointment!!! I can't stand it :yahoo:- I don't know what to do with myself. I have one more appointment with RE next wk and then I get released to OB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I couldn't believe what I was seeing on the u/s today. These little beans actually looked like little babies today! Holy Cow! I couldn't believe how they changed from last week. He said "Both are viable". Heartrates look good and I'll need to start being seen by an OB very soon. As for the bleeding - I am to be taking it easy and no lifting, etc. It seems the bleeding starts on the weekend when I'm running around and stuff not sitting at my desk at work. I actually got a picture today too. The image he printed is disappointing compared to what we saw - but at least I have a pic of our los. Now I'm getting excited. But still I'm in disbelief.
Congrats Cindy! I am so happy that things are looking great for you!
I have my big US on Thursday! I'm getting nervous b/c I don't really feel too much. But I told DH tonight, "I better really truly be pg b/c my belly is starting to look a little bigger...darn 2nd pregnancies! I didn't start noticing until 12 weeks with DS. LOL...I'm thrilled!
Congrats Cindy!!!! :yahoo::yahoo::yahoo: I am so thrilled for you. Hope everything continues to go well.
Kim- Good Luck on Thursday. I'll be thinking of you. I look forward to your update. Right now I can't wait to have a belly - but I'm sure that may change when/if I actually get one. lol
Meg - Thanks - I hope so too. I just can't believe it!
:yahoo::yahoo: Congrats Cindy!!! :yahoo::yahoo: That is one beautiful pic of the little ones. It's amazing how much they grow from one week to the other. And you'll be getting your belly pretty soon. I started popping out at 8 weeks, and by 12 weeks I was already wearing maternity clothes.
Kim, can't wait to hear how your u/s goes on thursday. KUP!
Cindy that is wonderful news! Congrats on 2 healthy little heartbeats! Amazing!
OMG!!!!!!!! Cindy!!!!! How exciting! :woohoo: Every week that goes by will calm your stress levels from here on out. I'm am so freaking excited for you! You have to keep us posted on every little thing for stalkers like me!
Congratulations again. You must be on Cloud 9!
I can't wait to have a belly - but I'm sure that may change when/if I actually get one. lol!
no IF, you WILL get a belly my love
Yea Cindy, what a lovely sight.
I can't believe it - I just can't believe it. I was never going to give up but part of me, I guess, just didn't believe the day would actually come. I know it still remains to be seen, but Just For Today I have a healthy pg with twins! I was released from my RE today at 8wks 2dys. He recommended an OB, who I will give a call tomorrow. One lo measured 8wk 2dys and one measured 8wks 3dys - both had heartbeats of 181! He said that was really good. We are excited and yet still in disbelief. Not sure when to tell the family since they knew about the other 2 cycles but not this one. We both started to cry in the office while waiting for the release consult about DH's mother not being here to share this news with. DH said she was the only one he really wanted to tell. She was our biggest cheerleader. I told him I'm sure she put in a good word for us with the woman upstairs and she's smiling down on us. I truly wish she were here - she cried happy tears for us each time we told her I was pg. We are going to drive to NJ to visit her in the mausoleum this weekend. Such a happy and sad time.
Cindy!!! I couldn't be more excited for you and DH right now. Congrats on graduating to an OB. That's great that both babies are measuring on track and have healthy hb. I'm sure DH's mom is crying happy tears for you right now. Her presence is shining down on you. I'll be stalking you
Cindy that is such great news!!! I'm SO happy that your little twins are doing great so far! You must feel so good to graduate.
I'm sorry that you are missing your MIL at such a happy time. I'm sure she's smiling down on you!!
Congratulations Cindy! I'm so happy for you! Graduating from the RE is a huge milestone.
I also believe that your MIL is crying happy tears for you, and she'll be watching over you this whole time.
Have a very happy and healthy 9 months...you deserve it!
Ditto to what everyone said. So happy for you both
Both babies sound very healthy!!! Congratulations! :woohoo:
My dad, both of my grandmothers and my grandfather all passed away during our five years of TTC, so I KNOW they were watching down on us this whole time! So, I would like to think that your MIL was watching over you, DH and your little totsicles this cycle too.
Hello all. Not too much to report here. Nausea is in full swing now. Only thrown up a couple of times but just low-moderate nausea pretty much all the time, worse in the evenings. Worse than that, is the exhaustion. Like nothing I can even describe. Last night, I couldn't even stay awake until 9.
I have my first OB appt with the high risk Dr. in 2 weeks. At that point, I'll decide if we want to stay with the high risk OB or switch to a regular one. I need to discuss his thoughts on VBAC b/c no way in hell do I want another C/S if I can avoid it.
Hey Kim-sorry about the m/s. All for a good cause, right. GL at your OB apptmt!
Congrats, Kim! I hope your m/s gets better soon! We took G to Florida for spring break at 7+ weeks....it was BRUTAL! The sickest I felt and trying to chase a crabby 3-yr old...not a fun trip! Hope you get some relief soon (then you will worry why you feel so good!).
Went to our first OB appointment yesterday after work. I was pleasantly surprised to find the doctor my RE referred me to was a woman. I don't know why, but I just assumed it was a male. Anyway, LOVE HER!! She was so calm and relaxed - I never felt rushed. She asked me what my concerns were, etc, etc. We did an u/s and everyone looked fantastic. Baby A was squirming around like he had ants in his pants. I couldn't believe how active this early on. She said that was really good. Both measuring exactly the same and right on schedule again. HBs looks good. We scheduled our Ultrascreen for 2 wks, I will be just shy of 12wks...I wasn't feeling nervous about the results before but now I am. I will be doing a lot of praying between now and then.
We are not going to wait much longer to tell our families - we can't contain ourselves. I hope the excitement of sharing the news keeps my mind from wondering to worrying places.
Physically, I've been feeling great - just stretching pains. The queasiness has lessened and I even had a couple days with barely any to speak of. The horrible sinus headaches haven't come back in the last week and a half and I seem to have more energy this week (could be just excitement). Gained one pound and hoping I can keep it at a minimum until the 2nd tri. Hope to share some new pics with you after the next apptment - this wks were a bit blurry due to the older machine she used.
CINDY!!! That is so exciting! I can't believe you are almost 10 weeks already. That warms my heart.
Sounds like your symptoms aren't too bad either. I heard that m/s was worse with twins, but I'm glad to hear you're not feeling it. I'm keeping you and your beans in my T&Ps for the results of the screen. :goodluck:
Cindy, that sounds like the best appointment ever!!! I'm so happy everything and everyone is doing well. I also expected to have a lot of pg symptoms because of the twins, and I barely had any, which made me worry a lot more.
When's your EDD so I can stalk you and your progress?
Christy - Thanks! T&P always welcome:) I can't believe tomorrow is 10 wks either! Took my first belly shot this am.
Dani - EDD is 3/26! (Which happens to be my best friend's Bday, who oddly enough came with me to the transfer for this pg!)
Cindy, I'm so excited that things are going so well for you! Hope things continue to be very uneventful.
Not much for me. We have Dr appt on Friday at 10 weeks and if everything looks good, I will start telling a few people.
Question for 2nd timers...when did your belly start expanding? I knew it would be earlier but I just didn't expect it quite this early! Not that I mind, it's reassuring but I am just a little surprised. M/s is still there but seems to be pretty well controlled b/c they have me combining unisom at night and B6 during the day.
Cindy, how cool is that to share your friend's b'day! It's a sign of great things to come (at least 2 little things ;)) I'm heading over to your birth board to check on you. Do you post there?
Kim, 10 weeks is right around the corner! I'm glad they found the right combination to ease the morning sickness.
As a 2nd time mom, I found my belly to grow a lot faster...I was in maternity pants by 10 weeks. Glad your m/s is getting better.
Kim, I'm in the same boat. Lots of nausea and some vomiting. Strangely, I was only nautious the first 10 weeks or so, then started vomiting the day of my last progesterone suppository. Since then, vomiting is sporadic. I find it very hard to get enough liquid and my Dr even sent me to the ER for IV fluids a couple of weeks ago. Please tell me this will get better!
Dani - I haven't been posting on my birth board - didn't want to jump in early on and just been putting it off until next week when I feel more comfortable and next week when I feel more comfortable. Well, it hasn't come yet.
In fact, this week I feel soooo worried. I haven't felt any stretching/growing pains, my belly didn't expand any since last week, I lost some of my appetite and it's still another 5 days until the next u/s (ultrascreening). This (2 1/2 weeks) is the longest stretch without an u/s that I've had to endure). To top off my worries DH had a bad dream last night that one twin had bad results at next week's appointment. I'm just gonna keep praying.
Do you remember your E2 levels? Did you have your meds increased part way thru the stim process?
Deb - My first cycle my meds stayed the same, my second cycle I responded much differently and meds were continually DECREASED and I did get OHSS. Sorry, I'm no help. Did they up your juice? What day of stims are you on?
Deb: Here's my E2 levels:
After 3 days, 333
After 5 days, 1041
After 7 days, 2289, then they had me do 2 more days and then trigger on the 10th day.
Had our first high risk OB appt. Went really well. They are going to check my liver enzymes each time so that makes me feel good. The only thing is that I had protein in my urine which could indicate quote a "kidney issue." They are having me do a 24 urine collection before my next appt. Got to hear the heartbeat good and strong at 166. I go back in 4 weeks.
Cindy, Hope the time goes fast before your next US. My symptoms really come and go and even my stomach changes daily. Yesterday I felt huge and today I can barely tell anything at all!
Deb: Here's my E2 levels:
After 3 days, 333
After 5 days, 1041
After 7 days, 2289, then they had me do 2 more days and then trigger on the 10th day.
Thank you so much for posting this Kim! I forget, how many follies/eggs did you have on ER day?
They don't seem worried about OHSS with me at all, never mentioned it except when the RE told me they look at E2 mainly for just that and rely on u/s for egg development.
my numbers are
After 6 days 2396
After 8 days 5355
But like I said, going by my follies I have three around 14 and 5 around 10/11. I pray the little ones catch up. I hope to get 5 good eggies.
Deb, do they measure it the same? That seems pretty high. I had 23 eggs, 21 mature. How close are you to ER?
Hmmm, I posted a question on a Canadian IVF website where RE's answer.
I also saw someone post their totals, one lady had 15,000 for her E2! It must be different.
But I don't know how or why.
The RE today told the nurse "I think another three days". I go back tomorrow for another u/s and b/w.
Can they see ohss on the u/s? Like fluid etc?
I just found this:
Hi all-- I'm not a regular on these boards (though I see a new RE on Thursday and we're going to decide whether or not to move on from injectibles to IVF, so I may join you). But, I do know, from my experiences on the other boards, that estradiol is measured differenly in Canada than it is in the U.S. (On the hypothalamic amennorhea board most of us have very low estrogen (
Canadian E2 ÷ 3.67 = American E2
American E2 x 3.67 = Canadian E2
Mine works out to be:
5355 / 3.67 = 1459.12807
Sorry to scare us all. Now what do you think of my updated numbers?
I think your numbers look good. How many follies do you have so far?
I had to look back for my E2 levels. I had 10 follicles and was kept on same dosage all throughout:
Stim day 6: 514
Stim day 8: 990
Stim day 9: 1845
Stim day 10: 2303
Deb - I can't find all my E2 levels, but I remember that it peaked around 2,800. They got 12 eggs, 10 mature and 8 fertilized. And they DID increase my meds twice during my cycle.
Cindi - I'm sorry to hear that you are having a down day or two. With my current pregnancy, I lost all my symptoms for about two days (I was about 8 weeks along). I TOTALLY freaked out. They came back full force, along with m/s a couple days later. I can't wait to hear good news from your u/s appt!
WHOOOOHOOOOOO!!!! Both babies looking great!! Actually measuring a few days ahead - one at 12wks3dys and one 12wks2dys. All looks normal! Baby B (must be a boy) was sooo active again - did a few flips for our viewing pleasure - too cute! If bloodwork comes back good we may not even risk having an amnio. I really feel like this a miracle - after so, so many abnormal eggs to get two good ones to stick is truly miraculous. I am beside myself. We've now told all immediate family - I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed right now and drained. It's all good though. I tried to shrink the pics - hope they're not too big.
Congrats Cindy :yahoo:. Glad to see everything is going well. Such beautiful babies you have!!
Cindy! I have goosebumps reading your post! So stinking happy for you. Beautiful babies!
YAY Cindy!!! I'm so so happy for you! And you're almost out of the first tri - so even better! Keep us posted on your progress!
Cindy that is such GREAT NEWS!!! Your little ones are beautiful, and I'm so happy things are going smoothly for you.
They just love to keep you waiting for these nerve wracking results - but finally ...
Twin A - 1 in 601 chance of Downs and 1 in 1063 chance of Trisomy 18;
Twin B - 1 in 400 chance of Downs and 1 in 1061 chance of Trisomy 18.
They said these were normal results - all good. I think 1 in 200 and less is considered positive chance for Downs so I'm feeling pretty good about these results - especially being over 40. DH has been very adamant about not having the amnio so I think we will probably not so it.
Today is 13 wks! The belly has gotten very difficult to hide over this past week. Not so sure yet when I will tell everyone at work but it may have to be soon.
Congrats on great results!!! I'm so happy for you and DH!!
Congrats Cindy!!!!! I'm so excited for you!! I can't wait to stalk you during your pregnancy