Log In Sign Up

My POAS Update thread


Forum: Trying to Conceive with Medical Assistance

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 Tree25Likes

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To Trying to Conceive with Medical Assistance LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
  #1  
January 24th, 2012, 12:22 PM
KMH KMH is offline
TTCMA Cheer Captain
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: right of center
Posts: 19,156
I seem to have several requests for a running thread with testing updates, so here goes! Check back often for updates and more sticks

The story for those of you who don't know...I had a frozen embryo transfer last Friday (the 20th) and transferred two gorgeous blasts. Transfer day is equivalent to 5DPO. My beta is on the 30th. Here are our babies:



And here are my sticks so far. I don't really expect to see anything until 10 or 11DPO, but I can't help myself



Here's my next update...just to give you a full array of the tests I have on hand I am labeling the day of the tests and the time of the test (military time, sorry!).

The IC has some sort of shadow, but there is definitely no color IRL and it was taken after the time limit.



Okay, here is my PM test taken at supper time. I swear I can see a line IRL, but whether or not it has color is debatable.



Here are my 10DPO FMU tests:



I am still a little hesitant to believe that this is real, but I don't have to squint to see this one.



Two tests taken this afternoon. The IC is still stark white.


Here are tonight's tests...10DPO at about 9pm.



My last pregnancy, my lines never got darker and my betas were so low they told me that the pregnancy was not viable (although everything ended up okay). These darker lines are really helping me calm my fears



Okay, here are my 11DPO SMU tests (I realized after I took the pics that I didn't label them all, but they are from the same cup of pee). I'm losing my faith in ICs. The third test down is an Equate test from Wal-Mart that says "compare to First Response" on the box.



And just for fun, here are my last four FRERs so you can see the progression.



Here is my 11DPO PM test and an OPK just for fun. I have a digi OPK that I'll take in another day or two.



Okay, here are my morning tests!



You might wonder why I keep peeing on digis...obviously they will be the same every time! The battery dies after about 24-30 hours, and I like to have one that still works laying on my counter so I can stare at it



And, to test the OPK-as-an-HPT theory, I used a CBE digi OPK this morning, and to my surprise, got this:



Another test!


Claire's official Big Sister moment:


I didn't do an FMU test this morning, but here's 13DPO SMU:



More pictures! The first is of my tests this evening, and then I lined up my last several FRERs for a fun comparison shot.





Here are my 14DPO SMU tests...an FRER and the other Equate test:



Here are the latest two tests:



I'm leaving in about an hour for my beta...should be able to post results this afternoon

Beta is 177 @ 15dpo!

I threw away all my used pee-sticks this morning and swore I was done testing. Ha ha...I should have known that I couldn't just quit cold turkey. So, here are my evening tests



16dpo SMU tests:



All the FRERs until the 15dpo PM test were purchased from Amazon.com at the same time. They came 3 to a box and had the pink wrapper.

Starting with the 15dpo PM test, the FRERs are from Target. They also have pink wrapper, and are supposed to be 2 in a box, but they have a free test in each box.

Surprisingly, the tests are quite different. The Target FRERs feel cheaper...the plastic caps are thinner, the pee takes much longer to absorb into the test, the whole test is lighter by weight, and the lines look different. I'm not sure how else to explain it, but they certainly are NOT the same tests. I don't know if they manufacture certain tests for certain stores or if they have recently cut the quality of their tests, but it was disappointing to me to open the box from Target last night.
______

Here is last night's test, as well as one from this morning. I am anxiously awaiting my RE's call with the results of beta #2!





Second beta is 338! Doubling time was about 51 hours...I'll take that My next appointment is next Tuesday, the 7th, for an ultrasound.

Well, I think my POAS thread has run its course! I have a few tests left that I will pee on if I feel the need to reassure myself over the next few days, but I think it is probably time for me to move on and try to relax and enjoy this as much as possible.

Thank you so much for cheering me on and taking this journey with me...I hope I am looking at your BFP pics very soon

Can't help it...one last pic











And if you have ever wondered about the "hook effect" of home pregnancy tests...here is one for you.

I was worried about my lines in the last IC set above...the lines looked lighter. Thinking it might be this "hook effect" because my HCG was climbing higher, I decided to do a little experiment.

For the first test, I peed in a cup about 1/3 full. Then I filled the rest of the cup with water, stirred the diluted pee mixture, and did the second test. I actually got a darker test with the diluted pee I never would have thought, but I guess this is why you (or I!) should STOP testing...you can drive yourself mad looking at tests and trying to compare them.



One final update...these were twin hpts after all! We have two little heartbeats (two sacs) and are over the moon!

FINAL FINAL UPDATE: Our twins, George and Abigail, were born August 21, 2012 at 33w1d via VBAC. They spent 4 weeks in the NICU learning to eat and growing, but they are home now and are as healthy as can be
__________________


Melissa & DH
IVF babies Claire (4), Abigail (2) and George (2)


Last edited by KMH; October 27th, 2012 at 08:18 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
January 24th, 2012, 12:34 PM
♥Ashley♥'s Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 14,102
Eeeeekkkkkkk! Cant wait to see that BFP pop up Melissa!


GOOD LUCK!!
__________________
Cycle #1-9 - All Natural....5BFN's, 4BFP's (all ended in miscarriage)
Cycle #10-11 - Met with first RE, diagnosed with heterzygeous MTHFR mutation & slightly low SA on all counts. -BFN, Cycle #12 - First IUI+Trigger - BFN, Cycle #13 - BFN
Cycle #14-15 - Met with new RE, diagnosed with a blocked right tube that previous RE completely overlooked or didnt care to mention. Soy (120mg) - BFN
Cycle #16 - Clomid (100mg) - BFN, Cycle #17 - Clomid (100mg)+Trigger+IUI - BFN
Cycle #18 - Acupuncture+Clomid (100mg) - BFN
Cycle #19-27 - 2 Soy (160mg) cycles, the rest all natural also 30lbs lost!! - BFN's
Cycle #28 - New RE is GREAT! Put on bcp 7/6/11, Lap surgery 8/1/11- Tubal cyst (5cm) found and removed, Uterine Septum removed, and Stage II-III endo removed. Cycle #29 - All Natural - BFN, Cycle #30 - All Natural - BFN, Cycle#31 - All Natural - BFN, DONE TTC FOR NOW




Reply With Quote
  #3  
January 24th, 2012, 12:34 PM
suziequep's Avatar Super Mommy
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 567
I think I might see something on you 9dpo SMU one. Maybe someone can play with that one and get the line to show up better.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
January 24th, 2012, 12:47 PM
KMH KMH is offline
TTCMA Cheer Captain
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: right of center
Posts: 19,156
updated first post

Quote:
Originally Posted by suziequep View Post
I think I might see something on you 9dpo SMU one. Maybe someone can play with that one and get the line to show up better.
OMG, I am so glad you said that. I keep picking it up and looking at it trying to figure out if I see something or not, but I feel like a nut case I hope you are right!!
__________________


Melissa & DH
IVF babies Claire (4), Abigail (2) and George (2)

Reply With Quote
  #5  
January 24th, 2012, 12:58 PM
kayakr's Avatar Persuaded by POAS’ers
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Midwest
Posts: 3,753
Melissa - it is good to have you back. However - this POAS addiction is just so out of control. I do like looking at your sticks but just wait till the 30th!

Good luck..you know we are are soooo hoping those perfect blasts are huddling in tight.
__________________
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
  #6  
January 24th, 2012, 01:02 PM
KMH KMH is offline
TTCMA Cheer Captain
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: right of center
Posts: 19,156
Yes, Gretchen, it is out of control, but it is too late for Pee Stick Rehab at this point
__________________


Melissa & DH
IVF babies Claire (4), Abigail (2) and George (2)

Reply With Quote
  #7  
January 24th, 2012, 01:29 PM
kayakr's Avatar Persuaded by POAS’ers
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Midwest
Posts: 3,753
All I know is I am buying some stock in HPT someday when I have some money.
__________________
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
  #8  
January 24th, 2012, 01:40 PM
*Melissa*'s Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Oregon
Posts: 4,754
Send a message via MSN to *Melissa*
YAY!!!!!

I swear I see something in the 9 dpo FMU.

can't wait to stalk some more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
January 24th, 2012, 02:52 PM
~April04~'s Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Maryland
Posts: 10,463
Send a message via AIM to ~April04~ Send a message via MSN to ~April04~
So exciting! I *think* I see a very light line on the 9dpo SMU one too.

My night tests were much darker this go around then my morning ones - totally different then Savannah's pregnancy.
__________________

Thank You Jaidynsmum for my gorgeous siggie!











Reply With Quote
  #10  
January 24th, 2012, 02:58 PM
♥Ashley♥'s Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 14,102
Okay, im glad other people mentioned it because I was going to but since you didnt say anything I figured you saw it with your own eyes so it must just look like it in the pic. Its really early but, I totally think I see a line there! Ummm.........twins?
__________________
Cycle #1-9 - All Natural....5BFN's, 4BFP's (all ended in miscarriage)
Cycle #10-11 - Met with first RE, diagnosed with heterzygeous MTHFR mutation & slightly low SA on all counts. -BFN, Cycle #12 - First IUI+Trigger - BFN, Cycle #13 - BFN
Cycle #14-15 - Met with new RE, diagnosed with a blocked right tube that previous RE completely overlooked or didnt care to mention. Soy (120mg) - BFN
Cycle #16 - Clomid (100mg) - BFN, Cycle #17 - Clomid (100mg)+Trigger+IUI - BFN
Cycle #18 - Acupuncture+Clomid (100mg) - BFN
Cycle #19-27 - 2 Soy (160mg) cycles, the rest all natural also 30lbs lost!! - BFN's
Cycle #28 - New RE is GREAT! Put on bcp 7/6/11, Lap surgery 8/1/11- Tubal cyst (5cm) found and removed, Uterine Septum removed, and Stage II-III endo removed. Cycle #29 - All Natural - BFN, Cycle #30 - All Natural - BFN, Cycle#31 - All Natural - BFN, DONE TTC FOR NOW




Reply With Quote
  #11  
January 24th, 2012, 03:04 PM
KMH KMH is offline
TTCMA Cheer Captain
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: right of center
Posts: 19,156
Thanks, ladies! You are all helping me make it through these hours, and I appreciate it

Quote:
Originally Posted by ♥Ashley♥ View Post
Ummm.........twins?
I know it is risky saying things like this out loud...it might make me look crazy or silly or both...BUT, I have to say that the first thought I had when my RE showed me that picture is "boy/girl twins." The one on the left looks like a boy, and the one on the right, a girl
__________________


Melissa & DH
IVF babies Claire (4), Abigail (2) and George (2)

Reply With Quote
  #12  
January 24th, 2012, 03:29 PM
*JenJen*'s Avatar impatiently waiting
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: west, but east. south, but not north.
Posts: 7,759
I totally see something on the 2mu one I think you should test with another good test tonight tomorrow morning is just so far away!!
__________________

My Blog
2006-2013 6+ years of NTNP, TTC, TTCMA, Losses, Surgeries, and Diagnoses.
RPL and Genetic Tests came back 100% normal | Endo, PCOS, severe MFI
Multiple early losses between 3 and 8 weeks.

Broken in heart, mind, and body. On a break until Summer 2014






Reply With Quote
  #13  
January 24th, 2012, 03:48 PM
*Melissa*'s Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Oregon
Posts: 4,754
Send a message via MSN to *Melissa*
LOL I totally labeled my blasts b/g twins hahaha. Cannot wait to find out if it's true. I would LOOOOOVE b/g twins!!!!
Reply With Quote
  #14  
January 24th, 2012, 04:23 PM
L-SBB's Avatar Bébé Cowgirl
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 9,810
Melissa you are seriously a POAS stalker's dream Just keep the test pics coming...i swear i see something on the 9DPO SMU one too!
__________________
Lara

Savannah Stylin!





Remembered Forever with Love
10/13/2008 (@9w2d) 10/18/2011 (@8w5d) 2/12/2012 (@4w3d) 8/13/2012 (@10w3d)
Reply With Quote
  #15  
January 24th, 2012, 04:43 PM
inlove08's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 4,304
I am wishing you luck girl!!!!!!
__________________

Thank you Vicki.... for my beautiful siggie!!!
Reply With Quote
  #16  
January 24th, 2012, 04:54 PM
KMH KMH is offline
TTCMA Cheer Captain
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: right of center
Posts: 19,156
updated first post
__________________


Melissa & DH
IVF babies Claire (4), Abigail (2) and George (2)

Reply With Quote
  #17  
January 24th, 2012, 05:11 PM
*JenJen*'s Avatar impatiently waiting
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: west, but east. south, but not north.
Posts: 7,759
I see it! I bet tomorrow isn't a squinter anymore...it'll be clear!
__________________

My Blog
2006-2013 6+ years of NTNP, TTC, TTCMA, Losses, Surgeries, and Diagnoses.
RPL and Genetic Tests came back 100% normal | Endo, PCOS, severe MFI
Multiple early losses between 3 and 8 weeks.

Broken in heart, mind, and body. On a break until Summer 2014






Reply With Quote
  #18  
January 24th, 2012, 05:18 PM
Celry's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: WI
Posts: 12,946
Definitely see it on tonight's test Can't wait to stalk tomorrow's update.
__________________

Thank you peimum for my siggie






Dec 26 '08, BFP after 21 months thanks to acupuncture
Jan 14 '09, first u/s one strong heart beat
Jan 28, '09, second u/s, Surprise! two strong heart beats
Aug 13, '09 Arya and Eiley are born on what would have been their great grandmother's 105th birthday
365 Days in a Roe


Reply With Quote
  #19  
January 24th, 2012, 06:29 PM
sweet.hun's Avatar We're Complete <3
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Dover, DE
Posts: 7,402
Stalking!!! And also thinking good thoughts for you!
__________________

Always missing my 3 angels. 2/9/06, 3/12/11, 5/22/12
Reply With Quote
  #20  
January 24th, 2012, 06:50 PM
*Melissa*'s Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Oregon
Posts: 4,754
Send a message via MSN to *Melissa*
EEEEEEK that looks a LOT like mine did at 9 DPO in the evening!!!!!!
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 09:26 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0