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March 15th, 2013, 11:07 AM
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So now that my retrieval date is rapidly approaching, I'm constantly bombarded with baby names & how to make the BIG announcement... I know when, but I'm trying to think of some super cute, not overdone, ways to announce to my friends/family who aren't immediate friends & family.

For DH: Over the last year or so I've been collecting a few books; 1) A Child Training Bible that I found off Pinterest. I put that together & I'm going to combine it with the Golden Children's Bible. Then I thought I'd put those in a bag with a baby name book & write something like "Won't need these for another 9 months..." Since (obviously) DH knows about the IVF it won't be *too* much of a surprise, unless I plan on HPTing early (don't think there's much way around that -- too impatient to wait until my appt at the clinic)

For my parents/siblings: If I get to test BEFORE Easter this will work out perfectly! Every year we play a dart game on Easter. There's usually dollar bills/candy/etc in the balloons. I was going to print out a fake bill & write on the back "We're PREGNANT! You're gonna be uncles/aunts/grandparents" (because there's no way to know who will hit the dart first). My mom & sister are really the only ones who know that we're going through IVF, and I know I should probably wait to tell them but I know that I can't keep that a secret.

Any ideas?? I'd love to hear yours!
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DH: 35, all cleared
TTC: January 2012


July 2012 - HSG exam; blocked tubes
July 2012 - possible male infertility due to chemo & radiation treatment
August 2012: DH had his testosterone levels checked; low, will recheck in December
December 2012 - test for DH's sperm ** SWIMMERS, YAY!**
February 2013 - IVF consult
February 25, 2013 - sonohysterogram & mock transfer ** ALL CLEARED FOR IVF PROCEDURE **
March 6, 2013 - bloodwork & u/s, start Lupron injections - 10units
March 8, 2013 - start Gonal-F injections (300u), lupron (10units)
March 11, 2013 - bloodwork, u/s, Estrogen: 220, Lupron, Gonal-F, Menopur
March 13, 2013 - Left ovary (3 follicles), Right ovary (5 follicles), bloodwork, u/s, Estrogen: 519, Lupron, Gonal -F, Menopur
March 15, 2013 - bloodwork, u/s, Estrogen: 1305, follies growing, Lupron, Gonal - F, Menopur
March 19, 2013 - Retrieval!! 8 eggs
March 24, 2013 - Embryo Transfer; put back 3 embryos (1 blastocyst stage, 2 morula stage)

April 3, 2013 - beta #1 - 101!
April 5, 2013 - beta #2 - 307!
April 8, 2013 - beta #3 - 1,387!!
April 10, 2013 - beta #4 - 3104! - 1st u/s Friday!

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March 15th, 2013, 04:39 PM
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I do not have a creative bone in my body, I’m the type that will just causally mention and go from there. Like, going out with my friends and if/when they ask why I’m not drinking and telling everyone then. I like your ideas though, both are very cute, but the one with the dart game is great. Hoping you get your BFP!
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Me 40 DH 42 with an amazing 15yo DS
TTC #2 NTNP starting in 2009
actively TTC (BBT and OPKs) 2011
natural BFP Feb 2012, ending in mmc Apr with d&c in May
IVF Sep 2012, 4 eggs retrieved, 2 mature, 1 fertilized, but showed abnormal
growth, so not suitable for transfer
Nov 2012 IVF take 2 = 3 embryos, but due to concerns with lining unable to transfer
Jan 2013 endometrial biopsy = normal
Mar FET transferred 2 beautiful embryos, but unfortunately BFN
moving to donor eggs fall of 2013
Septemeber 30, 2013 - surprise BFP while waiting for DE
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March 16th, 2013, 12:05 PM
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I'll be SO excited to allow myself to think of this stuff once I get my BFP!
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March 16th, 2013, 01:24 PM
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Almost everyone knows we are doing IVF, so the surprise factor is not there. I dabbled with the though of lying and saying IVF didn't work, and then sending a pic of the U/S to my sister and leaving a pic at my parents house for them to find.....but then thought that might just jinx me of having something happen. And I'm not sure I could pull off the "sad it didn't work lie" when I'd be happy as heck....so, I really don't know what I'm going to do!

I love your ideas though So cute

Last time, I snuck into my parents house and they have this little wedding statue couple we gave them for our wedding, and I had bought the matching baby, so I put it next to the couple, thinking my mom would see it. I also put a velvet covered nursery rhymes book on my dad's chairside table, with an inscription that he could read it to his grandchild. It got no response...they both thought "at least they are thinking positive" ....lol not getting it meant we WERE pregnant.

I had gotten 3 days of positive tests, but they knew my blood tests weren't for a couple more days yet...so didn't think we could find out that early....lol
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IVF#2 BFP 4/2013 M/C 6/2/13 (8 weeks)
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March 18th, 2013, 10:55 AM
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I have no idea. In fact, I am thinking that the RE should call DH and not me and he can tell me the results.

I have no idea how we will tell others but it won't be till we are further along.
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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
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March 18th, 2013, 03:10 PM
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except for us, right?
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TTC#2 BFP 9/2011, Natural Pregnancy! 3/30/12 M/C'd on 5/15/12 (9 weeks)
IVF#2 BFP 4/2013 M/C 6/2/13 (8 weeks)
FET #1 BFP 8/2013 - Chemical Pregnancy
IVF #3 - Retrieval Oct 31st, Txferred 2 on 5d - a Blast and Morula - Chemical Pregnancy
IVF #4 - ER scheduled for 4/4/14 retrieved 4 eggs. Txferred 3 embryos 4/7/14!....BFN...NOW WHAT?
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March 18th, 2013, 06:23 PM
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Right... you guys know more then anyone IRL except DH. lol u

I couldn't do this without you guys.
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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
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