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April 3rd, 2013, 10:41 AM
MandyEllen's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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Our RE has a checklist of things that need to be done before we actually start cycling in preparation for transfer. I'm hoping that we can transfer by July (we are using frozen eggs).

DH & I are scheduled for April 17th to go to the DE class that our RE requires recipients to attend. We have to get a lot more bloodwork again...kind of like at the start of our IF journey. All the STDs, etc. I remember the last time (almost 2 years ago), they took 11 vials of blood from me! Good thing I'm now used to bloodwork and am a lot less squeemish than back then! We have to see the on-staff psychologist for approval too. There are other checklist items that I can't remember off the top of my head right now.

Anyway, it's been a long road for us and we've come to the conclusion that we want a pregnancy & a baby. I'm just happy that we're proceeding and getting closer to having a child of our own to love!
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April 3rd, 2013, 10:55 AM
*JenJen*'s Avatar impatiently waiting
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I'm so excited for you that you are starting down the DE journey finally! I really hope that by the end of summer you are pregnant!
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Me: 27, PCOS, ENDO, RPL, severe vitamin D defficiency
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2006-2015 7+ 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.

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RE Appt #1- 8/22/2017- doctor swears I don't have PCOS or RPL, go VEGAN to cure all
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April 3rd, 2013, 11:14 AM
Luvgreen19's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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Good luck with everything Mandy!!
I'm sure it's both exciting and nervewracking to be starting this journey again.
Our TTC journey:
Months of testing & Clomid cycles ending with Clomid 150mg+trigger+IUI= in December 2009!
DS born August 29th, 2010 in a drug free natural whirlwind of a labor!
Round 2- 2013
Two failed Clomid cycles in May-June of 2013 followed by35 days of Follistim at gradually building levels + trigger+IUI= in August 2013!
It's a boy! DS#2 due April 28th, 2014!
Born via planned C-section April 22nd,2014 due to being breech

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April 3rd, 2013, 11:31 AM
kayakr's Avatar Persuaded by POAS’ers
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Mandy that is great. I am glad you are on the DE boat with me. I will be of any support that I can be. Hopefully this works and we can work through the trials of little ones wrecking our stuff up together!
I have a 14 year old. When he was 5 years old he practiced his spelling words at the kitchen table. He wrote so hard on the paper that it went through to my table. At first I was really mad - but then I realized it is awesome! Easter Sunday there were 12 of us at that same table including him. I looked and could see his spelling words still there. It brought joy to my heart. I can't wait for this DE to happen for you and you to be able to get the same joy in your heart. Keep your eye on the prize!
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
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April 3rd, 2013, 12:02 PM
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So excited for you!!! Fingers crossed for you!!! Hope using a DE will bring you your well deserved BFP.

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April 3rd, 2013, 12:25 PM
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Thanks, Ladies! It took me some time to get used to the idea of DE. I've been working with a psychologist to get to the point that I am really excited about it!
I will find out more of our time table at the class, I guess. I am hoping that we can start sooner rather than later.
My RE uses My Egg Bank, so we get 6 frozen eggs for DH to fertlize. Hopefully, we get enough to transfer and freeze some.
I appreciate the well wishes.
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April 3rd, 2013, 12:32 PM
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Good luck!!!!!
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April 3rd, 2013, 01:02 PM
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I'm so excited for you to get this started hun.
I"m glad you are at peace with the DE so you can move on!

Huge good luck to you!
Susan, dh Tom, dd Megan (15), ds Marcus (13), Our together miracle, baby Dean, 17 months

Crazy enough to try all over again for a second together baby! Hoping for a much less wild ride this time!

TTC with PCOS for 5 very long years. Annovulatory cycles. Multiple doctors. Different meds. One horrible loss. And then one wonderful success, born 2/18/14.

I never knew until that moment how badly it could hurt to lose something you never really had. - Missed Miscarriage at 10 weeks - 3/26/13
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April 3rd, 2013, 03:47 PM
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That's wonderful!
FX for you!!!!!
Due with #3
10 IUIs= one confirmed /IVF= BFN / FET= / FET2= Baby!
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April 3rd, 2013, 09:03 PM
*Leah*'s Avatar TTC the newfashioned way
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Mandy, I'm so excited for you! I can't wait to stalk you on your journey.

Gretchen...that is so adorable about your son and his homework. Touching memory
TTC#1 since 10/2006, 5 failed IUI's, 1st IVF successful BFP!! Baby Girl 2/2011
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 - Rtrval 10/31/13 2embryos on 5d - Chemical Pregnancy
IVF #4 - Rtrval 4/4/14 (4 eggs) Txferred 3 embryos 4/7/14..BFN.

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April 4th, 2013, 01:45 AM
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Mandy we're so happy to follow your journey to your BFP!

Wishing you all the best!
Not without the grace of heaven were you born and bred - Homer, The Odyssey

TTC our 1st since June 2011

6 cycles of Clomid, 2 cycles injectables, 5 IUIs: ALL BFNs

IVF #1: Starting 5th March 2013 - Praying for my 1st ever BFP!

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April 4th, 2013, 04:31 AM
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I will be stalking you to see how this all turns out You are one incredible woman
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