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  #1  
April 10th, 2013, 03:29 PM
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Here are my embies 2 of them look great (below) and one is only 4cells and rated a C so I am guess that guy wont make it to Friday.

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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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April 10th, 2013, 03:43 PM
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awwww your embies are beautiful! I bet they're going to make a gorgeous pair of twins for you I will be sending you tons of positive energy on Friday Gretchen, i'm so excited for you!!!
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April 10th, 2013, 04:08 PM
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Those are gorgeous little babies, Gretchen! Congrats, Mama!
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April 10th, 2013, 04:13 PM
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Those are BEAUTIFUL Gretchen! Glad they are doing great, they will be your perfect babies! Glad everything went well!
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April 10th, 2013, 04:36 PM
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They are absolutely amazing, Gretchen! I'm so excited for you! I will have you and your babies in my prayers for sure. I can't wait for Friday!
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April 10th, 2013, 06:29 PM
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So do I transfer all three since the 3rd one doesn't look so good instead of discarding it or leaving it the lab. Risk triplets? Not really my preference 3 yiks.

Or transfer one good and the bad one and freeze a good one? Then we have a second chance if needed?

Lash - you did all three. Two good and one bad. How did you guys come to that conclusion?

KMH - how many did you transfer for Clair? One?
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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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April 10th, 2013, 06:33 PM
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That is simply amazing to see, thank you for sharing the pics! Come on beautiful embies!!!!
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April 10th, 2013, 06:37 PM
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I walked out of that RE office with my photo copy of my 3 embies like I was walking on cloud nine. I had to wait about 30 minutes after my exam till I found if my embies made it since being fertilized.
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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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April 10th, 2013, 07:01 PM
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thank you SO MUCH for sharing your pics! They look amazing. I don't have any experience with transfer numbers but I wish you the best as you make your decision. How is the acupuncture going? Will the acupuncturist be with you during the transfer??
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April 10th, 2013, 07:17 PM
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So beautiful. Can't wait for your transfer and BFP!!!!!!
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April 10th, 2013, 07:18 PM
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KMH - how many did you transfer for Clair? One?
Nope, we did two embies each time. I don't know their grades...I asked not to be told because I didn't want to be over/under confident based on the grading.

What is your RE suggesting as far as how many to transfer? Can you ask the embryologist what he/she thinks?
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April 10th, 2013, 07:26 PM
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Oh my goodness how precious!! You get the earliest baby pics!! I hope they go right in a baby book for those beautiful baby or babies you have!
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April 10th, 2013, 07:47 PM
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They are so beautiful!! Congrats!
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April 10th, 2013, 07:54 PM
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I don't think I can ask the Embryologist because I don't think he speaks a lick of English. He just sort of zooms in and out of the office. His lab is right downstairs in the same building. Does't even make eye contact with any one.

RE hasn't suggested anything yet but I think 2 will be the most he will do but I don't know for sure. I guess we skipped talking about this part. His goal is one healthy baby.

Acupuncture is going good. I go tomorrow night after work which is the night before transfer. She wont see me again till BFP or BFN. She is in a different office altogether. I am looking forward to the break from that really, I am just getting sick of needles.

Thanks again everyone for your support.

You can see in the 2nd picture how one didn't fertilize at all. So you can see what only an egg looks like.

Did anyone do assisted hatching?
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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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April 10th, 2013, 08:20 PM
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We did ICSI and I think assisted hatching. I just didnt want to risk freezing and then thawing with my grade of embryo's so we just transferred both of them and the third was just so we didnt leave it in the lab.

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April 10th, 2013, 08:34 PM
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They look beautiful! I agree, this is a super exciting/special part of doing IVF. I have pictures of my baby girl from this stage. Decisions on how many to transfer are super tough. I struggled with this on my FET. I had two very nicely graded embies and chose to transfer one at a time. Neither took for me. I am slightly regretful that I didn't transfer them both at once because the success rate was slightly higher for two, but hindsight is 20-20. Whatever you choose, I wish you bunches and bunches of luck and blessings.

BTW, when I was making my decision, my sister asked me this interesting question: Would you rather have 2 (or 3) or 0 babies?
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April 10th, 2013, 08:43 PM
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3 Thank you - that helps.

...and your baby girl is a doll baby!
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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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April 10th, 2013, 08:50 PM
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I love the pics of your embies!!! I am so excited for you!!!!
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April 10th, 2013, 09:12 PM
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YAY, I had to come on my desktop, I can't see pics on my Kindle!! Oh they are just beautiful Gretchen...and an A+!!!! Doesn't get any better than that. They are JUST perfect. Why did they decide to do a 5dt? I'm always curious the difference in labs

That is neat to see just the egg as well (although, of course I wish that one had fertilzied as well!). Your babies are with the most expensive babysitter ever, I know they are being taken super great care of....can't wait till transfer

I'd transfer them all if it was me. If I left a good one to go to freeze and for some reason it didn't make it to freeze or didn't make it through thaw, I think I'd always regret that...food for thought. And an FET is another, what...3-4k? not to mention monthly storage fees...although twins are costly as well haha Am I helping at all? LOL

So many decisions and questions. I'm sure this is why they made us decide beforehand!
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April 10th, 2013, 09:22 PM
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They are beautiful!
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