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Hi everyone! Here's my brief update. I'm 28w4d pregnant with a little boy. Everything is going perfectly and I am enjoying every minute of my pregnancy. I think that going through fertility treatments - 3 failed IUIs, 4 rounds of IVF and a loss - have made me very appreciative of this miraculous process that is happening inside of me. There were definitely times when I was going through MA that I thought I would never get pg. I hope that if some of you get to that point, you are able to find some hope.
I am lurking her often and cheering each of you on!!
__________________ My IVF Miracle Baby
Aven Robert - Born August 4th 2012
My History Jenn in DC=37 DH=46
TTC #1 since July 2009
Cycles 1-12 = BFN
Cycle #13 - 15= IUIs with Clomid & Gonal F - All BFNs
Cycle #16 -21 - Natural Cycles, started acupuncture and chinese herbs - BFN
Cycle #22 - IVF Clinical Trial. Cycle Cancelled.
Cycle #23 - Minimal Stimulation IVF #1 - 2 eggs retrieved, fertilized and frozen on Day 3.
Cycle #24 - Mini-IVF #2 - 2 eggs retrieved, fertilized and frozen as expanded blasts on Day 5.
Cycle #25 - Mini-IVF #3 - 4 eggs retrieved (two mature and 2 immature), one egg made it to blast and was frozen. Five snowbabies in all!! Hysteroscopy.
Cycle #26 Single Frozen Embryo Transfer. BFP and then miscarriage
Cycle #27 - Single Frozen Embryo Transfer. BFP!!
Due Date: July 20th
Aven Robert Born on August 4th
I still am a little amazed that I get to post something in the Grads section...so many times I thought I'd never get to be here!
Anyhow, I'm 17w1d pregnant with twins today, and we found out yesterday that they are a boy and a girl! I have kidney stones again (I had them last pregnancy, too), which is a bummer, but as long as the babies are healthy that's really all that matters. Our first IVF baby, Claire, is 22 months and I can barely keep up with her these days. Life is busy but wonderful
Melissa - Mama of IVF babies Claire (3), George (1), and Abigail (1)
Melissa!! That is so exciting!!!!!!!!!!! congrats on the b/g twins!!!!!
As for me- I will second what the other ladies have said... There was a time when I was certain I would never be here. We tried for a year, clomid, a million and one diagnosis procedures, got pg naturally and lost our first. It would be another year before we would get pg again. Our 6th IUI, the second cycle with injectibles.
Ronan is 2 now, 2 1/2 when his siblings are born. He is a pure joy. I enjoy every minute with him. even the hard ones
when going for #2 we did 3 iui/ injectibles before deciding to switch to ivf. Best decision ever. our twin boys are 28 weeks 1 day. less than 10 weeks now!!!! Dr. will induce me at 38 weeks if i dont go on my own before then.
We feel blessed everyday for these miracles. Dont ever give up!!!
So, I kind of have a surprise secret - I am 12 weeks pregnant today!!!
I went through an FET in February and thought for sure, after testing at home and getting negatives that it just didn't take, so that is what I told people. However, the day before my beta, I was of course curious, and wouldn't you know - it was positive! I chose not to go back on what I had told everyone, since I had been through a m/c previously, I wanted to keep it close until I felt comforable sharing. I actually went in a little bit early for beta's, and the first two didn't quite double, but the third one was a good rise, and my u/s's were all on target.
I actually had my NT scan today - heart rate at 171 bpm, which they were fine with, in normal range and the tests looked fine, although they still do their comparison to the blood work, etc. But, getting to 12 weeks, and to this scan is a big step for us and guess I am starting to, maybe even believe it's real, for as many of the other ladies, I truly wondered if I would ever get here!
We haven't even told our families yet. DH told one person, and I have one person at work that knows. I had already told family it didn't work, and then with the beta's being wonky at first, we decided to keep it the biggest secret ever! Which, I am excited about because now I can tell my whole family when we are together for a BBQ, Mother's Day weekend, and we are telling mother-in-law on Mother's Day - I get to share the news like a "normal" pregnant woman, LOL!
Now, we just hope things continue to go well from here - still saying prayers and at times holding my breath in the fear we all have, although I am not sure that will ever go away.
Don't give up, don't lost hope - you could end up with a miracle baby even when you don't think it worked! ;o)
***I am only friends with a few on FB from here - just a little note, NOT TO MENTION ON FB***
Wow, Sam...you are so close! Can't wait for you to meet your baby girl!
OMG, Alicia!! I can't believe you have been keeping this secret for so long...I am so incredibly excited for you! I don't blame you at all for wanting to wait and see how things progressed, and now you are really going to knock people's socks off! Wow, congrats again, and please keep us updated.
This thread totally makes my day
Melissa - Mama of IVF babies Claire (3), George (1), and Abigail (1)
Thanks so much girls! I have been creeping around here, but just couldn't bring myself to post anything, LOL; Even posting it this morning, I just stared at the entry for minutes before I actually hit the reply button - OY!
It has been kind of tough keeping the secret, but I just kept telling myself it was the right thing for me, and the thought of sharing the news later just made it even more worth it ;o)
Hi Everyone! My B/G twins are growing fast...they are 9 months old. They were conceived with IVF and ICSI. I have PCOS, and my DH has azoospermia ( a testicular biopsy was necessary to get sperm). Our first IVF was a BFN. Our second gave us the two sweetest babies ever! Don't give up. I decided it was time to have a baby in 2007 and didn't succeed until 4 years later.
Good luck to everyone!
Hello everyone! It has been a long time since I have posted here but my little IVF girl is 9 weeks old. After 6 years of infertility struggle we got lucky with the first roun of IVF and conceived our little girl around this time last year. Miss Hadley Brianne entered the world on leap day after being 2 weeks late for her party.
We are busy but she is a great baby. wishing you all luck with your journeys.
Hi Melissa - Yeah, someone was telling me about that. I was just wondering, if I join it, does it go on my wall. Will people know I am part of it? I only ask because people on FB don't know we did IVF, and for now, I want to keep it that way.
If it doesn't show I am a part the group, I will def join - I love you ladies!