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(33 replies, posted in Our Train of Hope)

Sent you a message on FB today.  We have to be friends for me to invite you.
And you certainly changed your profile pic, lol.  It took forever for me to find you!

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(33 replies, posted in Our Train of Hope)

Ah man.  Hopefully everything works out next month!!  I'll try to remember to look you up add try to add you tonight.

We had the u/s this morning and had a flickering little heartbeat.  Nothing measurable as far as BPM or anything yet but working on getting scheduled for another u/s in 1 or 2 weeks.  Measuring at 6w1day, so only 1 day "behind" right now.

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(1 replies, posted in BFP Database)

Congratulations! And a H&H 8 more months to you!

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(33 replies, posted in Our Train of Hope)

It's a private group.  Whats your name on FB? I can try to add you if you want to be in.

Almost insem time for you!

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(33 replies, posted in Our Train of Hope)

Are you on the FB page?
I'm excited to see what the numbers are next week.  C has lost 2 during her previous marriage at/around 6 weeks.  So we are still trying not to get too overly excited until we get the next count and can get scheduled for an u/s.
And yes, we did transfer 2. smile

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(33 replies, posted in Our Train of Hope)

Thank you!! 12dp5dt beta is 666.  Excited that it's doubled.  Next bloodwork isn't until next Wednesday so it's all waiting until then.  By then we should be 5w3d and hopefully can look for an U/S after if the numbers are still climbing. smile

It's getting closer to insem time for you! I'll keep you in my thoughts!

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(33 replies, posted in Our Train of Hope)

10dp5dt beta: 295 smile It's official!

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(6 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

@hannahz8907 How's your pregnancy going??

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(33 replies, posted in Our Train of Hope)

Only 3 frozen.
Bloodwork is tomorrow BUT we’ve been testing positives since the 1st!
Got a positive on Digital yesterday but I think it would’ve been positive a couple days earlier.

This is our year! Can’t wait for you to get your positive!!

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(33 replies, posted in Our Train of Hope)

Happy New Years! We had the retrieval on the 23rd and got 20 eggs. 16 were mature. 14 fertilized. Transferred 2 on the 28th. Think we are done testing out the trigger. Waiting to hear how many were frozen in the next couple of days. And bloodwork on the 7th.
Best of luck to you this year!

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(33 replies, posted in Our Train of Hope)

Shots.
At the U/S this morning, she had 17 follicles on the left, none quite measureable. (Less than 10mm) 13 on the right, 5 measureable 10-11mm.
Back on Thursday for another U/S.  Hopefully we will have some growth!

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(33 replies, posted in Our Train of Hope)

Started Gonal last night. 187.5 for 3days and then drop to 150.  Starting Menopur on the 16th and follow up ultrasound and bloodwork on the 18th.

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(33 replies, posted in Our Train of Hope)

That's awesome! It should live longer so you guys will have a better chance!

Baseline u/s and bloodwork is on the 13th.  Hoping she'll start stims after that.  Not sure when the ER will be just yet, but I'm guessing sometime around the 21st/23rd.

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(33 replies, posted in Our Train of Hope)

Started Lupron injections last night.  Finally getting things rolling.

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(15 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

We used http://www.pbsmed.com/

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(33 replies, posted in Our Train of Hope)

I never thought I would be making this post.  We have been actively TTC since January and we have just paid for our first IVF cycle and scheduled delivery of meds. 

So far we have done::
C: (My wife)
IVI @ home Jan / Feb / Mar / Apr (2 inseminations each)
IUI with midwife May / Jun / Jul (Jun/Jul with Clomid) (2 inseminations each)
IUI @ home (1 vial) Nov

K: (Me)
IVI @ home + IUI with midwife Sep / Oct (Sep w/ Clomid)
IUI @ home (1 vial) Nov

C is currently on BCP and awaiting delivery of IVF meds, which should be delivered tomorrow.  We will then get the start date for the Lupron, get a stop date for BCP, and get an appointment for the baseline ultrasound. 

There is so much going on with IVF. I'm excited to get started and see how long it takes start to finish and how she responds to meds.  Hopefully we get enough good embryos to freeze and the first one will take with her fresh transfer!

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(6 replies, posted in BFP Database)

Congratulations!!!!

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(15 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

We just got everything scheduled to start IVF. As soon as the clinic receives our sperm, they will order our meds and we can get going.

Are you trying again this month?

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(15 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

We don’t know about the count since we did at home inseminations with 4677. And at home and with a midwife so far with 241R. I believe we did 3 months (2 each month) with 4677.
Just did our last at home attempt before moving onto IVF next month.
Baby dust to you too!!

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(15 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

We did use 4677 for our first few at home attempts. We are currently using 241R though.

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(15 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

We did the at home on Thursday on me before our follow up with the fertility clinic for my wife. Only got the catheter in about an inch. But overall, it felt good. Much less painful than the last IUI with our midwife. We also decided since my wife was due to ovulate this week too that while we wait to start IVF next cycle, we would try an IUI at home since we already had the tank and vial here. (I had planned to do 2, but after making this decision I only did one at about 29 hours) This morning, we did her insemination at 30 hours. And it seemed like we may have gotten all the way in.. catheter about 2 inches in. Also way less painful than previous IUIs for her. Her cervix is generally pretty sideways but I pulled the speculum out a little and it straightened right up into the center. I hate that she went through so many uncomfortable IUIs if that’s all it took to make it easier on her. So now we wait.. 2WW times 2!!

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(8 replies, posted in Pregnancy and Babies)

Congratulations!!

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(15 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

Has anyone had success doing an IUI at home? This will likely be our last cycle TTC at home before starting IVF with my wife. We’ve done IUIs with a midwife, but I’m really interested in doing them at home this cycle. I just ordered the specula and catheters. But I’m looking for some stories, advice, etc to guide us along a little more.

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(12 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

AF showed right on time on the 19th. It was a pretty rough period this month.  Hoping to plan the tank shipment this week for one more shot before we start IVF with my wife.

I kept having dreams that I was pregnant and dreams of having twins.  Even though I knew I was on my period (although it was a little lighter than usual, it was bright red some of the time and I had a ton of cramps) it was hard to believe the cycle was really over.

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(12 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

I don't know how I thought I was due on the 26th ... It's really the 19th (tomorrow) that AF should show.

I waited to test until yesterday (10dpo) BFN.  I had some spotting last night and this morning.  So I'm just waiting for full-force AF at this point. 

We are also working the final pieces to get started with IVF for C.  We have the follow up with the fertility clinic on the 1st if we can get our ridiculous physc consult out of the way.

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(12 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

TWW #2.  We did an ICI/IVI Saturday night and an IUI Sunday morning with the midwife (at approx. 12 and 24 hours).  By Sunday morning I was testing Low on the OPK already.  I seem to only get peak for less than 24 hours, so next month I'm going to test around 12 hours to see what it says. The IUI was pretty difficult this time and I've had a ton of spotting.  Last month, I didn't feel a thing and it was wonderful.  I was hoping for the same experience this time but that wasn't the case.  Hopefully the biggest difference this month is that it works!

I did not do Clomid this month either as I felt it didn't really help and I was SO bloated the entire month last time. 

I'm due for AF on the 26th, so it's a waiting game until then.  17 days to go.

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(3 replies, posted in Pregnancy and Babies)

Congratulations!!!

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(12 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

I was really hopeful with the spotting, as I usually don’t spot before AF. But this month, that’s all it was. AF came yesterday afternoon. I had zero signs or symptoms of AF until a couple of hours before it happened so I really felt good about it. Onto next month.

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(12 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

I had a little bit of light brown CM today, so either it was a good thing or a bad thing.  I'm not technically due for AF until Monday, but my cycle is occasionally only 23-24 days and today is 23.  But, FX for IB.  Will update over the weekend once I know if I was good or bad, lol.

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(12 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

8DPO BFN this morning. It’s a little soon, but we are planning for next month now just in case.

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(1 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

How long will this promo code be good?

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(6 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

Sending you lots of baby dust!!!

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(12 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

Do you already have a KD? I’m excited for you to try again.

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(33 replies, posted in Our Train of Hope)

We are now on our 8th cycle total.  C did 7 cycles that were not successful. Attempts 6 and 7 were 2 IUIs each with the midwife and on Clomid.  We have a consult with a fertility clinic tomorrow.  We did blood draw this cycle for C as well and the numbers look good so I'm anxious to see what the RE recommends.

This month, I was on 50mg of Clomid and had my first month of TTC while we were waiting to get into the RE.  We switched donors, as we had ran out of 8843.  We did one at home insemination and one IUI with the midwife.  Now I wait.

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(12 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

This month my wife and I have switched it up while waiting to get her into the Fertility Clinic.
We switched donors and I am attempting to get pregnant this cycle.

I tracked my cycle more in depth last month than previously, and did my first inseminations last night and this morning. 

I generally have a 23-24 day cycle, but last month was a little different - most likely due to being in a different environment for work - and I had a 27 day cycle.

This month, I was on 50mg Clomid and I've been extremely bloated for about a week.  I started OPK testing on the 5th and got my peak yesterday morning at 6:30.  I had planned to do insemination at home at 18 hours past positive/peak OPK and then the IUI with our midwife at 36 hours.  We ended up doing the at home insem at 15 hours and I had a weird feeling about waiting for 36, since my peak tends to be rather short lived.  We decided to test again this morning, and my OPK was low so we went ahead and went to the midwife for the IUI this morning.

So, although I've been through this with my wife 7 times, I am officially in my first TWW.  I'm not good at being patient and waiting to test when it wasn't me, so I can only imagine how crazy this wait is going to be.  (I always asked her to start testing way too early!)

What are ways you ladies get through the TWW?

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(90 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

I feel like we need a new thread... This one is so long!

Hit peak this morning.  First insemination will be tonight (at home) and then we are doing the IUI tomorrow afternoon with the midwife. smile

The Clomid has made me SO bloated and crampy, I've sworn I was going to see AF anytime.  Luckily she stayed on track so far.  And maybe after this, she will just stay away!!

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(6 replies, posted in Pregnancy and Babies)

Congratulations!!

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(90 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

I’ll definitely keep you updated. Will you still be around on here when you’re not trying?
Also, Yogi gets induced tomorrow.

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(18 replies, posted in BFP Database)

Tripletmommy wrote:

I used clomid and donor 241R, which resulted in fraternal triplets! GBB. All healthy, even though they were born 2 months early. Just turned 1 on Sept. 1st!

Triplets?! Now I’m nervous! I’m doing a Clomid cycle with 241R this month. Tank should be arriving tomorrow. My wife and I decided to switch it up and try me with a new donor, so here it goes.

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(90 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

Ugh! I’ve been anxiously checking this today for the good news. So sorry!
We ran out of 8843 so we switched to 241R this cycle.

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(90 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

That’s awesome! Have you gotten your blood test results yet??
Our tank should be delivered Thursday for my first attempt. And we have an appointment with the IVF clinic for C mid month.

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(90 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

How’s it going?? Hoping silence is a good thing.

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(90 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

@reednakita what’s the word??!
I’ve been a little silent here since we are taking this month off basically.

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(90 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

We tried at home and then IUIs with the midwife because it was soooo much cheaper.  But I think after 7 cycles total, it's probably time to move on and get some answers.

As much as I hope that it is implantation bleeding, I'm less confident as her temp dropped even more today.  I haven't heard if it's in full force yet, but I haven't asked yet either.  She's usually so busy at work.

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(90 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

Today.  She definitely had more spotting last night and her temperature dropped again today.  I would be extremely shocked if I didn't hear by this afternoon that she has full-on started.

So we are taking off August from trying and going to look into getting a consultation with a fertility clinic.
And I may start TTC in September while we figure out what's going on with her.

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(90 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

I'm glad you are past the Femara!  C had some spotting on Friday, but then no sign of AF until this morning.  Her temperature dropped to the coverline and she's had more brown spotting today like she usually does right before she starts.  So I guess we still aren't 100% out, but most likely.

Now we just need to figure out what we want to do next cycle.  I'll be out of town for work, and this will be our 8th cycle.  We aren't really sure what to do.

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(90 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

Awesome.  I'm excited for it to work out for you!!  Feeling normal.. lol.  No good signs one way or the other.  HPTs all negative so far.

Our midwife can sign off, although we didn’t need her to. That may be a cheaper alternative.

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(90 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

Tonight at 6 and tomorrow morning at 8 is what is scheduled now that she has hit peak.  She strangely tested Low last night (after testing high for a couple of days) so we were a little thrown off by that but luckily tested peak this morning.  Hopefully it was just a weird fluke that would make us insem at the right time so we don't miss it.

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(90 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

Can't wait for you to get your BFP! This will be attempt #7 for us.  I knew it wouldn't be a quick, easy process but I thought by now we would have had some luck.