Rhonda and Ali~ Looking forward to seeing those great numbers today!
Rhonda and Ali~ Looking forward to seeing those great numbers today!
Rhonda - Good luck today! I can't wait to hear about your beta. I just KNOW you are going to have great numbers! :cabbage:
Ok ladies, now I hate to disappoint everyone because you were expecting some super high beta (as I was hoping), but we still have a good solid number which is above 50 meaning we are definitely pregnant and it is within a normal range....
So, sorry if I let you down for those of you that were hoping for multiples....
150 was our lucky number today:wub:!
I am thrilled to see a number above 50, so I will not be saddened because we didn't have 380 or 490 as our starting beta, but we are PREGNANT officially!!! :winks:
I found out I have follies that are 16 or bigger and will probably have IUI on Sunday or Monday depending on how my labs are later today. Send me some babydust please!
Ummm don't you start writing off twins Missy! Waaaay too early to be doing that!
Love ya!! :wub:
Rhonda - :hooray::hooray::hooray: Congratulations! 150 is a beautiful number!!! :hooray::hooray::hooray:
Woohoo Rhonda!!! You go girl!!! That's a fabulous beta number. When's your next beta? I hope I'll be in labor by then by the way! :lol:
Yay, Rhonda!!!! And as the other ladies have said, 150 doesn't necessarily mean there are no twins! It's so hard to guess by HCG levels - a friend of mine who went through IVF had an initial beta of 900, and she is just carrying one baby! But then I know of people who have had betas in the 100s to end up with twins - so you just never know! I think a lot of it depends on when they get good and burrowed in. :) I can't wait to find out for sure!
Wohoo, the results are in and is 289! Definitely pregnant! I feel like I can let myself relax a little and celebrate this now :) Obviously it'll be nice to hear Monday's result and see that everything is doubling properly, but it is really starting to feel real now :). Having a few symptoms, including bloating and constipation and a few food aversions and cravings (sweet food for some reason makes me feel ill. . . I would think my body wanted me to go on a diet except that at the moment mayonaise tastes like heaven on earth. . . ).
Rhonda, thats a good solid number, congratulatons :).
SouthernBell, has your cycle started? Or not quite yet? Wishing you all the best!
Mominw8ing (I hope I got the screenname right) what about you? When do you start your stims? Thinking good thoughts!
Hi Ladies :) I am sorry I have been away for a bit... I did take a step back, was getting very stressed out during the 2ww. Congrats Ali (Ourou)!!! I didnt get to tell you yet and congrats Rhonda again :)
AFM: I am 9dp5dt today.. I know this may be TMI but as of Monday, I was very constipated and started getting very bloated! I thought it might be gas.. so I waited it out, it started to get worse.. so I called my nurse and she sent me straight in today to get an u/s for monitoring.. well sure enough, I had late onset moderate-severe OHSS... I was immediately sent to the OR, where they put me under and drained 900 ml. of fluid! So I am monitoring that and now I am on rest again :) On another note... they took an early beta and it was 430, which explains the late onset OHSS! I am back in on Monday for continued monitoring :) I am very cautious right now :) BUT wanted to share the news with you Ladies!!!!
Wow - lots of good things happening in here. Congrats ladies!
Ok ladies about to start a cycle, you see how this can work, right!!! It's so great to see it work for so many all at once like this! Loving it!!!
Thank you all!!! Rhonda and Ali, I am glad to be in such good company :)I dont feel like I can get excited yet..because of this darn OHSS! It is definitely NO FUN!!!!!
UPDATE: I wasn't sure if I wanted to share this with everyone, but you are my sisters and I didn't want to keep any secrets from you. Not sure everyone has been around long enough to know my history, but over a year ago, after my 1st failed IVF cycle, my RE ordered a few special labs and it turned out I had some abnormal results. She then referred me to a specialist, Dr Carolyn Coulam with Rhinehart Clinic in Chicago, who ordered additional labs and I was diagnosed with Implantation Failure due to abnormal APA (antiphospholipids) and a blood clotting factor. Along with my advanced maternal age, these were my challenges with IVF. Though we tried 4 attempts at IVF with my eggs, we knew even doing a DE cycle might not work because of the immunological issues. Our second IVF cycle was treated with simple measures, but we still did not achieve a pregnancy and Dr Coulam ordered IVIG with my 3rd and 4th cycles. This is an infusion therapy where I sit for 4 hours as I get an IV of a med called gammagard and the cost is 3k per infusion. Luckily my insurance covers this service and I pay deductible & coinsurance. Anyway, they are taking major precautions with this pregnancy due to my implantation diagnosis and I will undergo weekly early testing to analyze my ANA (antinuclear assay) and APA (antiphospholipid assay) levels through a specialty lab called Millenova. Those tests are about $250 a week. After Dr Coulam reviewed my beta this morning, she recommended I not wait until 9/9 for my next IVIG (28 days is normally how long you wait between sessions), but instead wants me to have it early next week, less than 3 weeks since my last treatment. I wasn't sure how to take that, but I am just grateful that this infusion treatment may help me keep my baby in my uterus. So, in addition to the 4 estrogen patches every other day and getting my 2cc PIO injections and the lovenox 40mg daily shots and prednisone and baby aspirin, I will be undergoing weekly tests & consults with Dr C and IVIG to maintain my pregnancy. I am not discouraged by the news, just thankful I have a team of physicians on top of things and trying to make sure I don't miscarry. Please continue to pray for us and our miracle pregnancy. I had two perfect embabies transferred and I am trying hard to keep my faith that the one that implanted will not be rejected by my body. I feel confident that my numbers will continue to rise, but I am still nervous that things could change at any time. We are so thankful that we have made it this far and we know this is going to be a long ride! I have been keeping a journal and I am also starting a blog. I love all of you ladies with all my heart and I wish EVERYONE successful IVF cycles and I wish all the BFP's a HH9m!! Lots of babies for 2011!!! :grouphug:
thinking of you Rhonda, thanks for posting your herstory...
and congrats to the other IVF ladies.
afm...i am feeling all right after a couple glasses o' wine, researching possible educational ideas at the computer while my baby sleeps...i don't get much time to myself as a single mom, and he seems to be sleeping a little longer now..Praise the Lord!
This month is popping in IVF sisters! I love it!!!!
DD has a friend over and they are both still sleep. My house is so quiet (DH took Advil PM last night and I just couldn't stay sleep so I got up this morning like it was a weekday). So, instead of going to work, I'm just doing house work - - - few loads of laundry and dishes until my peeps wake up. Then I have to take DD and her cheer buddy to cheerleading practice from 10-12. Think we will do a matinee after lunch and then just chill the rest of the day. Tomorrow we drive an hour away to see my inlaws and we will share our news. My parents will have to wait until I'm further along and comfortable with how things stand. I don't want them to worry as they know about some of my ER history with ectopics and they know I had both tubes removed. None of our parents know we were doing ART, so this is going to be surprising either way. My dad turns 70 on Tuesday and he has a stress test that day. No way I'm sharing news with them until I get through the first trimester. By then I will start to show a little too. I will tell my younger sister and brother after my first u/s which will hopefully be around 6 weeks (in another 2 weeks). I won't tell my older sis and her family until I tell my parents. She's in VA and there's no rush on telling her either. Normally we host Thanksgiving at our house, so that might be when we share with everyone as a family. Yeah, that is 3 months away, so I will be like 4 months then. Sounds like a plan:winks:!
Haven't decided when to tell my stepchildren, but probably not until Christmas. I don't want their mom to know so soon. Not sure why, I just don't. They all live in California anyway and we only see the kids Christmas and summer. So, we will just wait until we see them to tell them. Plus, my DSD is pregnant at 20 and she has her own LO to worry about as a first time mom. Lets just hope she doesn't marry the 30 year old that got her knocked up. Ughhhh:ohno:!
Have a fabulous weekend ladies! :hugs:
Good luck with your beta tomorrow, I'm sure the numbers will be great!! KUP ASAP!! What day is the IVIG scheduled for? :bellyrubs: