Log In Sign Up

Smsturner - long awaited together baby!


Forum: 2013 Playroom

Notices

Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to boards@justmommies.com.

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Like Tree2Likes
  • 1 Post By soul_donut
  • 1 Post By kayakr

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To 2013 Playroom LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
  #1  
February 11th, 2013, 01:09 PM
smsturner's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Upstate, NY
Posts: 3,884
Send a message via Yahoo to smsturner
I'm Susan (31), my hubby is Tom (47). We have been together 6 years now, married 4. I have two older kids (Megan, 13 next month and Marcus, 11) from a previous marriage. I had these two when I was young and apparently much more fertile... lol We also have a zoo of furbabies! My daughter has a fluffy tiger cat, and I have a big fat siamese too. We have two dogs, a golden and chocolate lab. The chocolate lab is my baby, Joy (and she definitely is!). The golden was gotten to help my son. He has aspergers and he needed a forever close, understanding, friend who has unconditional love. Lucy has helped him and brought him out and they are so happy with each other. It's amazing.



Tom and I have been trying since 2009 for our first baby together. I don't ovulate naturally. I also suffer from depression, and that's been hard with infertility and wanting this baby so badly. Because I get so upset and discouraged it took me awhile to get to the doctor.
I worked with one md in 2010, then another in 2011. I lost 55 pounds trying to regulate my cycles and it did nothing. We did blood testing and an HSG test, they all looked fine. My ovaries just didn't want to work!!

Finally, in 2012, near the end we went to see a fertility specialist. He said we should try Clomid. And now we know why it's called the miracle drug!!! The second cycle on clomid we got this!! :



10DPO


11DPO


13DPO


14DPO
__________________
Susan, dh Tom, dd Megan (15), ds Marcus (13), Our together miracle, baby Dean, 17 months

Crazy enough to try all over again for a second together baby! Hoping for a much less wild ride this time!




TTC with PCOS for 5 very long years. Annovulatory cycles. Multiple doctors. Different meds. One horrible loss. And then one wonderful success, born 2/18/14.

I never knew until that moment how badly it could hurt to lose something you never really had. - Missed Miscarriage at 10 weeks - 3/26/13

Last edited by smsturner; February 12th, 2013 at 04:15 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
February 11th, 2013, 01:21 PM
smsturner's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Upstate, NY
Posts: 3,884
Send a message via Yahoo to smsturner
And now we sit and wait for little bean!!
First blood work is tonight.
First blood test 2/13/13 - hcg 65, progesterone 23
Second 2/15/13 - hcg 135 - DOUBLING AS NORMAL! Yay!


First dr appt in Friday, 22nd.
__________________
Susan, dh Tom, dd Megan (15), ds Marcus (13), Our together miracle, baby Dean, 17 months

Crazy enough to try all over again for a second together baby! Hoping for a much less wild ride this time!




TTC with PCOS for 5 very long years. Annovulatory cycles. Multiple doctors. Different meds. One horrible loss. And then one wonderful success, born 2/18/14.

I never knew until that moment how badly it could hurt to lose something you never really had. - Missed Miscarriage at 10 weeks - 3/26/13

Last edited by smsturner; February 18th, 2013 at 11:21 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
February 11th, 2013, 03:26 PM
soul_donut's Avatar Melissa
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Florida
Posts: 3,117
While it seems frustrating to try for all that time it seems like you were able to make other positive life changes that will be nothing but good for your family and your baby! Congrats to you, your hubby, and family
smsturner likes this.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4  
February 12th, 2013, 08:05 PM
kayakr's Avatar Persuaded by POAS’ers
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Midwest
Posts: 3,794
"Lurking" I love your story! I am so happy for you. I will be checking in on you in DDC. I hope you don't mind. Don't forget about us over there at TTCMA.

Gretchen
smsturner likes this.
__________________
Gretchen
Me (43) DH(33) 12 years together - ttc our first together-I have 14yr old DS
Cycles 1-6 = BFN
Cycle 7 SA results abnormal morphology 2%, 50 mg clomid = BFN
Cycle 8 sonogram normal 50 mg clomid + trigger = BFN
Cycle 9 SA results abnormal morphology and motility. Count 200 mill, 100mg clomid + trigger = BFN
Cycle 10 natural = BFN
Cycle 11 hsg tubes clear, natural + trigger+IUI = BFN
Cycle 12 repronex + trigger + 2 IUI = BFN
Cycle 13 natural ovaries to stimulated for more meds = BFN
Cycle 14-22 natural cycle with Acupuncture and planning ivf/icsi/DE = ALL BFN
Cycle 23 Clomid 50 mg & Progesterone = BFN
Cycle 24 Natural = BFN
Cycle 25 BCP, SA result 7% morphology = BFN
Cycle 26 BCP and Lupron preparing for IVF
Cycle 27 IVF Acupuncture, DE Retrieval April 7, Transfer April 12 =
7 eggs retrieved, 3 fertilized, 2 transferred - zero snow babies
BETA # 1 16DPO or 11dp5dt = 569
BETA # 2 19 DPO or 14dp5dt = 1078
BETA # 3 22DPO or 17dp5dt = 2414 TWINS!
BETA # 4 30DPO or 25dp5dt = 12,685 6weeks 3days 2 heartbeats! 114 & 116
Clayton and Colton Born @ 34 weeks 11/22/13
Reply With Quote
  #5  
February 13th, 2013, 07:24 PM
slmehaffey's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 2,064
Congrats! Babies are so exciting, regardless of how long you've tried, but I can imagine you are one happy lady over there! here is to a happy healthy nine months!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
March 1st, 2013, 10:44 AM
smsturner's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Upstate, NY
Posts: 3,884
Send a message via Yahoo to smsturner
First ultrasound!!

I am 6 wks 3 days by my calculation of ovulation. The baby sizes up as 6 weeks 2 days!
Heartbeat is 112 bpm. Normal for 6-7 weeks is 90-110.

Here is little bean!:

__________________
Susan, dh Tom, dd Megan (15), ds Marcus (13), Our together miracle, baby Dean, 17 months

Crazy enough to try all over again for a second together baby! Hoping for a much less wild ride this time!




TTC with PCOS for 5 very long years. Annovulatory cycles. Multiple doctors. Different meds. One horrible loss. And then one wonderful success, born 2/18/14.

I never knew until that moment how badly it could hurt to lose something you never really had. - Missed Miscarriage at 10 weeks - 3/26/13
Reply With Quote
  #7  
March 11th, 2013, 06:56 AM
smsturner's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Upstate, NY
Posts: 3,884
Send a message via Yahoo to smsturner
7 Weeks, 6 days



Obviously we can tell the baby is growing, which is great! The HB was 146bpm so that is awesome for just about 8 weeks, and has sped up dramatically.
__________________
Susan, dh Tom, dd Megan (15), ds Marcus (13), Our together miracle, baby Dean, 17 months

Crazy enough to try all over again for a second together baby! Hoping for a much less wild ride this time!




TTC with PCOS for 5 very long years. Annovulatory cycles. Multiple doctors. Different meds. One horrible loss. And then one wonderful success, born 2/18/14.

I never knew until that moment how badly it could hurt to lose something you never really had. - Missed Miscarriage at 10 weeks - 3/26/13
Reply With Quote
Reply

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:24 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0