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November 7th, 2013, 06:05 AM
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If my memory serves me correctly, Gretchen is scheduled to have her boys on Dec 6! We are now counting down! 30 more days!!!!
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7/12/13 - 16 dpo beta=825
7/19/13 - 23 dpo beta=18,870
7/26/13 - 30 dpo beta=72,091


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November 7th, 2013, 06:08 AM
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Oh my gosh!!! That's my son's birthday!! I'm biased but he's awesome so I have to say your boys will be awesome too by default LOL!

So cool that's so close!! I can't believe it's almost here! It feels like just yesterday we were encouraging you to stalk your donor!!

And *gasp* you became a solid member of the POAS Pusher Club!!!!

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November 7th, 2013, 07:04 AM
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I love countdowns!!!
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November 7th, 2013, 07:37 AM
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Gretchen, it has been such a privilege to watch you start out as a meek, uninformed newbie who was scared to pee on anything and now you are almost to meet your boys! I'm so glad you and DH were able to find a path to complete your family. Hang in there...I know you are miserable right now, but the end is near and before you know it pregnancy will be only a distant memory. Sending thoughts and prayers for a smooth delivery and a healthy Mama and babies
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November 7th, 2013, 07:45 AM
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wow!!!! I can't believe it's almost time. As Melissa said I feel privilaged as well to have been a part of your journey! Can't wait to see pictures of those beautiful boys
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November 7th, 2013, 09:44 AM
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EEEEEk...yay! Let the countdown begin! So close now!!! I can't wait to "meet" them
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November 7th, 2013, 09:46 AM
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Omg!! I cannot believe you are that far already! I feel like over the past year you have become a close friend, with the posts that always said the write thing. I can't wait to see the little miracles. Man oh man... You should pee on another stick for old times sake lol
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November 7th, 2013, 09:56 AM
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Wow, how exciting to be meeting your little miracles in the very near future!
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BABY BOY due June 6

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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November 7th, 2013, 12:12 PM
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Oh you you guys made my day and crack me up. I have come a long long way.

I just told my boss today I will work two more weeks. That is about all I can handle. I can't concentrate and I am being way to verbal and mouthy about everything/everybody and I am going to end up fired if I don't watch it. I've sent out way to many unprofessional emails in the last week telling people they suck at their job........ UGH I would NEVER do that normally. LOL

I asked my Dr. Yesterday what is going on with my belly button (since I can’t see it). She laughed and said, “that is something people really don’t talk about but with twins your belly button will never be the same”. Lol

I can’t wait to share my boys with you ladies that have gotten me this far. I would have gave up years ago if It wasn’t for you.

I would love to POAS but right now I am sooooo sick of peeing that I would really like to just go more then 2 hours without peeing.!

Just think ladies – after this you get to go through menopause with me!  lol
I am not switching boards either for that phase of my life – so um….we’re in this together as I go through it and cheer on your BFP!
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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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November 7th, 2013, 12:20 PM
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I am AMAZED that you are still working and functioning as much as you are...by this point if you haven't murdered someone you should get a Gold Star!!

And your doctor is incorrect...my belly button looks just the same as before (photographic evidence upon request)
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November 7th, 2013, 12:43 PM
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If I have to work a minute past two more weeks murder is a possibility. Also if they make me go over a minutes past Dec 6 (37) weeks Murder immanent! Now that may just be the lady bugs that are taking over my house lately but STILL Murder will be immanent!
Oh yeah – I have some seriously Road Rage going on too. I mean like the real deal. I think I will only be able to drive another two weeks anyways.
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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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November 7th, 2013, 12:48 PM
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I believe at this point homicide is justifiable.
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November 7th, 2013, 12:49 PM
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I wanted to say congrats. I love how you girls are so supportive of each other!!!
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November 7th, 2013, 01:02 PM
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Thank you. You are not far behind me. You will be talking about road rage in a few weeks too! I managed pretty well until about 28 weeks or so... now I can't even stand myself!

I mean when maternity cloths are starting to be too tight (and you've only gained 9 lbs) - you know you body is being totally taken over by babies! My husband felt the babies kicking me through my back last night while he was rubbing my lower back for me. They are all over me!
I am not leaving this board till every last girl I've been stalking has their success story! I will share my journey and if I can give just one person hope enough to get through another cycle that gets them their BFP then that is what I will do.
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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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November 7th, 2013, 01:07 PM
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Wow it's so so close!! I'm impressed that you are still working too! It's amazing how time moves sometimes. It's been so fun watching you through the whole thing

(i'm already grumpy enough to kill people - and i've been told at work i might be getting a tad grouchy - before the person ran away lol Does that mean I'm ahead of schedule??)
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November 7th, 2013, 01:10 PM
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haha Susan you are an over achiever! You are ahead of schedule!
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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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November 7th, 2013, 02:21 PM
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Gretchen...I think you had just gotten your BFP when we were in the early stages of IVF. I kept up with your story and learned a lot from you girls.

As far as twins, gez...pregnant women carrying twins are my heros,lol. I'm not sure how much my age plays into this pregnancy or if its all from the twins...but this pregnancy has not been fun or easy. I keep waiting for the morning (all day sickness) for me and exhaustion to go away. My son had awards today at school, and I swear..between the smell of pee, cigarette smoke, and old people...I about puked all over the place. I was scared to death that I was going to start projectile vomiting and embarrass me and my son to death. I read about everyone else's food cravings, and I'm so jealous. I'm living off peanut butter crackers to survive and miss actually wanting and enjoying food. I won't even get into all my other pregnancy complaints. Sorry for the long complaint on your page. Just know you're my hero for making it this far,lol.
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Andres 34 (perfect SA)
My Son 10
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IVF in June 2013 (BFP)
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November 7th, 2013, 02:35 PM
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That is why I have only gained 9 lbs. I am not hungry - still not hungry and can't keep my eyes open long enough to eat dinner when I get home. The 9 lbs I have gained is becuase I've added Choc Milk and Juice to get some calories to get these babies to gain some weight so I can have them.

So guys. I called the RE office to give them my latest update.
They will use my DE 3 times. The first time was twins and she lost one early but has snowbabies. Second time was me twins and no frosties. Third time no embryos survived to the second day... She is now off the books and they wont use her anymore. I am so sad for the 3rd couple receipients. They based picking her on her "proven" cycles and theirs didn't work. So sad. I wish I could talk to them and help them.
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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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November 7th, 2013, 02:58 PM
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Okay, you guys are making me feel like a blimp for gaining 33lbs with my twins!

That's a bummer about the other DE recipients, Gretchen
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November 7th, 2013, 03:05 PM
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Awww that is sad about the 3rd couple!

Ummmm I'm 20 weeks with only ONE and have gained 48 lbs already - It's crazy!!! Some of it was gained during IVF not sure what was what. All I know is when I got married in Oct last year I weighed 145 - This week at my appointment I weighed 193...YIKES!!! I'm tall 5'8" but still - I still have 4 months to go
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