Rhonda, will u POAS? if so when? else, when is your beta?
Rhonda, will u POAS? if so when? else, when is your beta?
So I'm finally back from my project and I couldn'tbe happoer. Things look so beautiful in my yard. It's all ready for me to relax in while I'm waiting to get my BFP next month. So much happening this past weekend...
Rachel and Cakegal - how are you feeling?
As for my diet, I had a tuna steak last night to take a break from the chicken breast, but I still had my V-8 juice, Vit D and Pineapple to please DH:winks:! I am feeling better today. Yesterday was tough going back to work, but it helped to do a 1/2 day only. Today is a full day though! I cleared my calendar to where I have no more than 1 meeting or conference call per day the rest of the week which will keep me from getting too stressed.
This morning I had my progesterone & estrogen levels checked. I should get a call late morning or early afternoon to tell me if the dosage stays the same on my progesterone & estrogen. Beta is next week Friday, which I took the day off to travel to FLA to see my brother & his wife (having double mastectomy that day). My brother said her parents will be there day after surgery through 5 days and her best friend is coming about 3 days after surgery. So, since he/she has a support system and help with the children (their 2 year old son & 10 month old foster care twins), I plan to wait and travel after all the others leave. She will still need help since she has 2 surgeries to recover from (cosmetic surgery is 1 week from mastectomy). My brother will probably have to go back to work, so I will help with the kids. Anyway, I decided to just take it easy day of Beta and keep my day off. So, should I go to a matinee to pass time? I've never had a call on beta result before 2:30 or 3pm. My test is at 7:30 and seems like forever before results are called in. I'm hoping that this time it is BFP and I get one of the first calls.
32ellah & Ourou - Where are you ladies??? I'm guessing both of you have had your transfers, but we haven't seen any updates since ER's??? Ourou we saw that 8 of your 20 fertilized, but how many did you transfer and when? 32ellah, we say you had 19 retrieved, but no fert report. Did you end up with OHSS? I sure hope not. Starting to worry about you girls. Please let us know you are ok and things went smoothly with your tranfers. Praying for you!!!
Picture of my embabies:wub:
You can click on pic to see it enlarged.
Rhonda, those are some BEAUTIFUL embabies! :hooray: :hooray:
And, as for beta day, well, if you are POAS-ing before, you will probably know already (I'd go in for a beta early if you get a + HPT), but by all means, go to the matinee!! I love matinees and it's a secret indulgence of mine..going alone, having the popcorn all to myself..seeing some girlie flick my DH wouldn't.. Highly recommend it!!
The embabies look gorgeous, too!! I can't believe how many cells. I think the most I had was 4 cells. Super cool!!
:babydust: and :stickyvibes: !!!
Rhonda, one more thing.. be careful not to expect too much in the way of 'implantation signs'. I didn't have anything, and I read that only about 30% of people experience implantation bleeding..so it's pretty rare. I was writing down my symptoms, though, and one thing for sure, around the time that I should have been implanting I was EXTREMELY emotional - don't know if you remember but I freaked out on DH over the garden hose, threw a screaming fit in the backyard with neighbors around, and flipped off a woman in the car who was honking at me.. All VERY out of character for me. Maybe I had some rush of hormones that day, but I only put that (speculation) together later, there was no blatant indication at the time. xoxo
So, I guess we are all mixed in the clomid blog :( Anyway, Here is my update.. First off let me say I am so sorry for taking so long to report back here.. I have had a lot of personal things going on, and while I have been checking in briefly, I havent been posting.. I hope everyone is doing well.. and Rhonda, Congrats again!!! I cant wait to hear those beautiful BFP words from you! Those embies look Beautiful!!!!!
AFM: First off.. I am still in shock about our IVF.. I was so happy with my ovaries, if I could take them out to celebrate I would! I am so glad the shots are over at least for a little while,,, now just a little bed rest :)
Our initial Fert report: on 8/14:
19 eggs retrieved, 19 mature
16 eggs fertilized normally (naturally)
2 fertilized abnormally
So overall we had 16 embryos and all were good quality!!
and as of Tuesday DAY 4.. we still had 16 embryos!!
Yesterday (Day 5) we transfered 2 blastocysts (AA and AB) quality (one was alreading hatching) (I have a really cool pic!)
We find out more tomorrow about how many are going to be frosties, as they will only freeze good quality Day 5.. right now, the embryologist said we have at least 3 today, and the others are still growing..I'll report the final count when I hear it :)
Im really scared of twins and it was a really hard call. DH and I have no children, I am 37 years old..with a m/c in March... so I tried to make the best decision possible..
Thank you Rhonda! I am so glad that we are going through this together! My beta is not scheduled until August 31st!!!!! :po:
So, will you POAS before the 31st? I can't stop myself this time. I'm so psyched I'd start now if it made any sense at all! However, I know that would be silly and a waste of money. Your 5dt was yesterday, so you may want to POAS as early as Monday (the day after me)! I've seen many girls get their BFP at 5dp5dt!! Of course, don't let me be the one to tell you to POAS too soon...in the past I've always discouraged my sisters because I didn't want anyone getting disappointed when it was way too early. I think with the quality of our embryos (blasts for you), we could get happy surprises and I'd much rather have the good news as early as possible. I was always afraid with my other cycles...never felt so positive as with this one. So, I'm gonna break down. I'm going HPT shopping tomorrow!!! :winks:
I didn't think people were still posting on here because I didn't get email notification but glad to see all the posts. I don't know all the abbreviations lol but will try. Here's what's going on right now. I'm on my last dose of Chlomid. My OBGYN will be transferring me to a fertility specialist if I don't get pregnant with this last round. I'm supposed to start Saturday or Sunday but I'm feeling sort of calm because I'm hopeful about the specialist. I'm sure that will change in the next day or two when the hormones kick in. A weird thing happened a week after we tried the last time during ovulation: I was laying in bed and I got a very sharp cramp that lasted 2 seconds. Even weirder was that it felt very tiny...I don't know how to explain it but I was hoping it was implantation...I don't know if I'm just being paranoid. The waiting game is getting to me and I'm tired of people telling me that when I stop trying "it will happen". For 4.5 years my husband and I did not try nor did we do anything to keep from getting pregnant so that is not what the problem is. Anyway, Monday I'm sure I will be calling the specialist and I can get more information and closure from her.
I hope everyone's implantations go well! I recently made the decision that if I needed to I would do that but I have to convince the husband (I'm sure the specialist can do that). I bet in a few days some people will have excellent news!
I am feeling pretty good. My breasts are more tender today than they have been since I started progesterone a week ago. Usually by time my beta comes around the tenderness is completely gone. If I don't get a BFP Sun/Mon with HPT and the tenderness starts to go away, I will start to worry for sure.:ohno: My uterus is feeling heavy today. It's been like that all day so far. I remember feeling that off & on for past day or so, but now it's constant. Probably the progesterone. Well, it's just a matter of time being beta is 1w and 1d away! I applaud anyone who resists HPT. I promise you I have never been in favor of testing early, but something feels right about it for this cycle for me:winks:. I won't be able to stop myself! I hope I'm not disappointed!! :eyebrow:
I think with the testing you should absolutely follow your heart! You know your own body better than any doctor :)
I know I've said this, but it sticks out so much because I am feeling it alot today...pulling sensations in my uterus when I get up & walk around especially. Twinges & still an overall heavy feeling there. I don't want to overanalyze anything...just trying to remain positive and optimistic that these are signs of implantation.
I have a donor recipient sister on another site and she just had 23 eggs retrieved from her donor with 18 fertilizing! I am so excited for her. Just had to share.
I remember feeling those on my one and only bfp cycle! so positive signs :) That is awesome that she had 18 fertilize!!!! Amazing!!!
My RE said my ovaries are still swollen :( He said they are usually the size of your thumbs and mine are the size of oranges! and that its normal :(
Thanks for the encouragement! I know a few others that had BFP's felt the pulling sensations & twinges too. I don't want to make anything out of nothing at the same time! :winks:
Ok girls, no exaggeration...I just got a significant wave of twinges just now that were much stronger and lasted a half minute. They were more in the center this time, but a little to the left. Today has just been so much pulling & twinges that I simply can't ignore it! :winks:
OK so it's not just me being silly - IVF Sisters has moved, right? The only way I can find us right now is searching all my posts until I find my last one...what happened?:headscratch:
I'm also 37 and had a m/c in March, so I'm in the same boat. Don't worry yet about twins. Just let yourself get through each day right now. :hugs::stickyvibes::babydust::stickyvibes::babydus t::stickyvibes:
Nothing much to report here. Hope everyone who is cycling is doing well and getting ready to get their BFP. Praying for all of us to be mommies soon.:hugs::loveshower:
I can't help myself...I was supposed to start today and have not had any cramps or signs that I am going to. Of course, it's that way every month but I did have 3 of those sharp little pains in the middle. Plus this being my last dose of Chlomid before I go to a specialist it might be worth it. Going to wait until I get home though. Sounds like a few of us are supposed to start this weekend too. Hope none of us get it lolz.
My test barely showed my keytones or whatever the line is for urine .I think I had too many fluids. Guess I'll wait a few days...
Hate waiting :-(