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Hi guys, i just wanted to share a song with you all that i absolutley love, it helped me so much when i was trying for a baby, it would always give me hope and make me cry (i am a bit of a teary one) but the words are spot on....hope you dont mind!!:)
Hey you, you're a child in my head
You haven't walked yet
Your first words are yet to be said
But i swear you'll be blessed
I know you're still just a dream
Your eyes might be green
Or the bluest that I've ever seen
Anyway you'll be blessed
And you'll be blessed
You'll have the best
I promise you that
I'll pick a star from the sky
Pull your name from a hat
I promise you that
You'll be blessed
I need you before Im to old
To have and to hold
To walk with you and watch you grow
And know that you are blessed:)
It's a beautiful song Bradysmum ... I've tears in my eyes ... and it's only five thirty in the morning !!!! ;)
Thanks for sharing those words with us .
Talk to you in couple of hours ...
Good luck Beatrice!!!:p
Bradysmum, you are truly wonderful. That is the most beautiful song.... definitely a tear jerker.
Cindy, what wonderful news!! I have been feeling extremely stressed for you because I know what its like to have to keep having those blood tests in the hope that the levels rise. Sounds like you are definitely on your way now :D . I think you can hear the heartbeat at 6 weeks. I have my first scan next Friday and I will be 6 weeks 4 days. Hopefully I will hear something then....
Beatrice, I can't wait to hear how you go today..... fingers crossed for really good results.
Spiral, only week til your blood test! Woo hoo! Hang in there....
Shajake, how are you going today. Hope you're feeling better...
Well , well , well Girls .... I have 14 eggs ... is that alright ??? :confused:
They are a bit small yet so they need to cook few more days ... I still need to do 2 " normal " injections and the trigger one Sunday or Monday ...
The OPU will be either Thursday or Wednesday ... sounds good no ??? :D
I feel pretty stupid but I had a big cry before having my scan ... I'm a very emotional person and I was not sure what to expect ... I've never been very lucky with my health ... so I got a bit nervous to see how my body could respond to the injections .... Fortunately , there is nothing I can do and that's the beauty of it !!!! My husband says : stop thinking !!! yeah right .... Man !!!
Anyway , everything sounds Ok at the moment and feeling good.
I hope everybody is traveling alright .
keep us posted .
WELL DONE BEATRICE!!! As far as I know, 14 is a very good number. Not too many and not too few. Only three more injections and you are well and truly on your way. I am sooo happy for you Beatrice, a great result so far ;) .
Thanks a lot Fablis ... thanks for your support .
And how are you going ? felling a bit more pregnant everyday :p ? Must be a wonderful feeling ... and hard to believe at the same time when you are trying for so long ... what a beautiful thing ... :)
Take care .
Beatrice.... whoo whoo!!! 14 eggs, that is so fantastic!!!!!!!!! What fantastic news!!!!! Im so happy, happy, happy for you!!! Maybe this is the lucky thread huh? At least now you know your body has responded very well to treatment!!! YIPEE!!!!xoxoxox
Hope everyone has a wonderful day!!!::p
Hi Bradysmum ...
Thanks a lot ... and yes , I'm very happy with my body responding this way :) . Still few days cooking in the oven and then lets go for the big one :p :D !!!
Keep in touch , have a great day ...
I just rated this thread as excellent cause i think it is!!:D
Beatrice, have you thought about where you will have your OPU? Freemasons or the Royal womens?
Beatrice: that's great news :D
Fablis: thankyou, I think it will be so good to hear the heartbeat.:)
Bradysmum: I'm going to print out that song and have it as a keepsake in my baby box.;)
Hope everyone else is doing Ok today, Cindy
WHOOOOOOO Ladies ... we have been upgraded by Bradysmum :D .
I think we do a great job too .. thank you very much and thank all of you for being here ...
We have plenty of things happening on this thread : beautiful Mum's to be ( It sounds like Cindy and Fablis are just few days apart ) and they will soon hear the heart of their Baby . Shajake who will very very soon start the big step , and we will be here for her . Sipralgirl who is looking after a "little one " in her tommy and me who is in the middle of cooking eggs ... and Bradysmum who is looking after us ... what a team Ladies .... ;)
I would like to go to Royal Womens Hospital as I don't have private cover ... but it really depends if the hospital has got beds or not .. otherwise I'll have to go to the Freemasons ...
Beatrice, i had my first OPU at Freemasons and my second at the Womens. They were both good but i preferred the Royal Womens. I didnt have to pay a cent there, but at Freemasons it cost a couple of hundred dollars and thats with my private cover!!!:(
Im sure you will have no problems getting in at the Royal Womens!!
Have a lovely rest of the day!!xoxoxoxoxoxxo
Cindy, im glad you like that song!!:)
Big Hugs To Everyone:p
I need advise Ladies ...
Has anyone been back to work straight after having your ET done ?
I don't know if I have to take few days off or not ... the problem is that I'm lifting patients at work :( ... what have you done for yourselves ?:confused:
Thanks for your answer .
Hi Beatrice, I used to work in child care so i always took a few days off after a ET because of lifting up children all the time. The doctors say it doesnt matter and to go on with normal life, but for your own piece of mind i would recommend that you take a few days off after it and try not to do heavy lifting. I know its hard in your job but remember you will be potentially pregnant very soon so you dont want to strain yourself!! Hope it helps!!xoxoxo:o
I have a little something to share with you , for Ladies like us going through IVF or on the way of starting it :
Brave is admitting that there may be a problem and calling a specialist for a consultation.
Brave is sitting there and listening to him when you want to desperately shut down your mind and not hear the truth.
Brave is trying another month and another month and another month...
Brave is a husband giving that first injection shot to his wife's behind.
Brave is a wife allowing her dear husband to give the shot .
Brave is believing that somehow it will work out.
Brave is doing IVF even when you aren't sure where the money will come.
Brave is working hard in your job even when you don't feel like even getting out of bed to face the day .
brave is going under anesthesia for the OPU.
Brave is to smile at yet one more pregnant Lady without falling apart .
Brave is to buy a baby present for a Friend.
Brave is to consider life without being a parent.
Brave is taking the leap of faith that somehow things will work out even with infertility , one way or another .
It's sounds hard but I think it's the reality of what we are , or have been going through ...
Wow Beatrice - CONGRATS!!!!!!!14 sounds great!!!! Keep up the good work growing those little eggy's and before you know it, it will time for an embryo to be transferred !! :D And I would also recommend taking the few days off after the transfer - apart from wanting to give the emby the best chance you can, you will probably feel like resting, at least for the first 24 hrs ( well i was really tired anyway!!)
Well I had a good day today - i went out shopping to try and take my mind off things and it was really lovely.......
Ive been really flip flopping between thoughts of " I think Im pregnant / I dont think Im pregnant" and sending myself mad! I knew the 2 week wait would be hard, but MAN!!!! Im going away for the weekend to spend time with my little baby niece and nephew - time for lots of cuddles and baby vibes!! :)
hope everyone has a great weekend
Beatrice, thanks for share that Brave poem with us. I like that :) . As for having time off after the ET, I didn't, I went straight back to work but if I had my time again, I certainly would go home and rest instead. By the end of the day I was so bloated and uncomfortable that I could hardly stand up straight. Luckily it was a Friday and I then had the weekend off.
Spiral, I was exactly the same in my 2ww. I went from being convinced I was pregnant one minute and then getting all depressed because I was convinced that I wasn't. Shopping is a GREAT way of taking your mind off things, I think...
Have a lovely weekend girls. I'll talk to you again on Monday!!
Beatrice, those words are so true! Exactly what we are and have gone through!!
Spiralgirl, good for you going away this weekend, you need to relax for a bit! I know, the two week wait makes you soooo crazy. I actually found it to be the hardest and longest part of the cycle cause so many things are going through your mind. I felt like my brain never stopped thinking even when i was asleep, LOL!! I would feel anxious, sad, scared, happy, nervous, fidgety and excited all within hours of eachother!! Do you feel the same?
Have a wonderful weekend with your family!!xoxoxo:p
I'm getting lots of positive vibes from everyone in the room...You guys are truly amazing and I'm glad I stumbled across you.
Beatrice...Yay 14 eggs, that's great...Good luck during the week.
Bradysmum...thanks for your kind words.
Cindyc...congratulations on your levels continuing to rise...rest up and I hope all is well next week with your scan...
Fablis...congratulations to you too.
Spiral...Good luck with the blood test. I have everything I can crossed for you for a BFP blood test result.
As for me well I'm sorry I haven't been in until now...I had to pick up my neice from school and then she came home with me...
Well on Monday it will be 2 weeks till we see our specialist for the first time. We see DH specialist on Thursday and I'm anxious for both appointments...I guess 1 of us has to be anxious.
I think you're right about the cramps, but I've never had them this bad.
What is everyone doing this weekend?
Hugs to all.
Speak to you all soon.
Oh and I too liked the poems...:)
Hi Shajake, good to hear from you!! Im having quiet weekend. Mainly housework and washing. My laundry is quite full at the moment!! :eek:
Which specialists are you and your Dh seeing? Its normal to feel anxious, at least you will finally get some answers and know whats going on!!xoxox
Hello Ladies ....
Shajake : nice to hear from you . Talking about being anxious for your appointment , your DH is probably anxious as well but he does not show it ... he needs to show you a " strong face " or a "yeah , we'll be right " . Man are TOTALLY different from us in this regard , and you can even think that he does not care or it does not touch him ... believe me , IT DOES , but not the way we expect it ...
If I can give you a personal advise , after your appointment Thursday with your specialist , I would recommend you not to talk about it straight away ( I know you will die for it ... ) but let him have a think about it , in his own words and his " Man thinking way " ... otherwise , he might feel rushed or pushed ... That's what I've done with DH , and I got a good feedback from him ... I hope that does help you .. but as I said , that's MY personal way ... good luck and we are all with you . By the way , good on you for not canceling the appointment , I nearly did this myself but I have NO regrets now ...
Talking about the TRIGGER injection Girls , how did you feel after this final injection : tired , sore ?
When you went for your OPU , have been awake or sedated ? with or without your DH ? I'm personally not very brave !! I think I might go for the sedation as I'm a bit scared to be in pain and move ... the idea of the needle going through my tommy is not the best for me :D
As for this week end , I'm working ... while I can ...;)
Have a good week end Girls .
Hi Beatrice, I really cant remember how i felt after the trigger injection, although i do know that i felt great cause the next step was coming!!:o
With the OPU i was sedated and fully asleep, i didnt want to be awake while someone was prodding around my private bits down there. How come they are going through your belly? And like you, im a scaredy cat!!!:eek: I Had my DH in there with me the whole time!
Hi Beatrice and Bradysmum...My specialist is Dr Lyndon Hale (see him on the 6th of March) two weeks on Monday...
You're right about DH being anxious and I'm sure that's it...I've made the decision not to bring it up but to wait a while after our appointment...It's good that both appointments are 10 days apart so that will give us both time to think and then discuss with both specialists information...
Thanks ladies you truly are amazing and on days that I don't really feel like being social it's nice to know that I can come in here and people are sometimes feeling the same way...
We're off to dinner tonight DH, myself and another couple. Then we have decided to ditch the other couple after dinner and grab some desert on our own...I've been watching and counting my points all day today so hopefully I can really have some fun tonight...
Have a good night and I'll check in soon.
You sound much more relaxed in your post tonight ... I'm glad to hear from you this way ... I was a bit worried about you ... :(
Have you enjoyed your desert ??? and your night out with your Friends ??? :p
Have a good night too.
Take care and take it easy ... pleaaaaaaaase !!! ...;)
Hi Beatrice, I was a bit sore and itchy at the injection point after the trigger, but it wasn't too bad. I did feel very bloated though, because all of the eggies are maturing. I go to Pivet in Perth and they don't let husbands in for the egg collection anymore, apparently one of the husbands made a bit of a disturbance when he thought his wife was in pain, although she was sedated. I didn't really mind and DH had more important things to do anyway if you know what I mean. I hope everything goes well, let us know.
Everyone on this thread have a great day, it's a beautiful day in Perth this morning. DH and I are going to look at display homes later, I've found one I like but want to have a second look.
See you later Cindy
Hello Girls .
Thanks Cindy for your advise. My Dh is not really keen going with me for OPU which I understand and respect , plus I want to be sedated ... :rolleyes:
I hope you are well ... Big hug to your little one :p and good luck for your house ...
Well , I just got a phone call from IVF and my pick up will be Tuesday ... so trigger tonight :D , going to the Royal Womens Hospital ...:)
I'm very excited ... and I'm actually happy to stop the spray and injections as my head is going to blow up !!!!
Hope every is having a great week end ... Talk to you later Ladies ...
Hi everyone, sounds like we all had a nice weekend!!
Fablis, how you feeling today mummy?:)
Cindy, how are you mummy? Hope you had fun looking at display homes, i used to love that!! Any luck on the one you like?:o
Beatrice, WOW, trigger tonight, how cool!! So tuesday is the day. You will be fine at the Royal Womens, I had a great experience there and the nurses were so friendly, at last you get to put on the sexy hospital gear, LOL!!!Yeah, no more needles and sprays!! Enjoy your last shot and then you can relax, its all out of your hands now!!! Im so excited for you!!xoxoxoxoxoxo
Shajake, glad to hear you are feeling better!! Iv'e heard great things about Dr Lyndon Hale so you will be in good hands!!:p
Spiralgirl, hope you had a lovely weekend with your family. Not long to wait now hun!!:)
Talk to you all soon!!xoxoxo
well I had a lovely weekend of cuddling babies, talking to babies, talking about babies, bathing babies, changing babies and kissing babies!!!! My little niece and nephew ( 6 and 8 weeks old) are so adorable, and perfect and I really enjoyed spending the time with them, it doesnt happen often enough.
And hopefully lots of positive baby vibes have rubbed off and I will have some good luck this week!
Of course Im still going crazy, and changing my mind every few minutes over what i think the result will be!!! Sadly Im feeling more often than not, that I will get a negative......lets hope im wrong! Cant wait to find out! Im nearly there!
Beatrice good luck with your trigger tonight, not that you need it. Try and relax after if you can.:)
Fablis & Shajake hope all is still going well with you two.
Bradysmum had a good day looking at homes, there is so much choice and we still have to find land, finding a fairly central block within price is the hard bit.
Spiralgirl I have a South African friend who has told me they believe it is lucky to hold babies when you are trying to get pregnant. I went and had a big hug of my baby nephew just after the transfer so good luck with everything.;)
I'll check back in later girls, Cindy
DH and I had a lovely night out...Actually it was refreshing from all the usual questions we get asked about when's the next one coming...The couple we went out with have also been trying for a long time and are totally understanding...They don't know we're doing ivf though...Want to keep that close to my chest for a bit...
We went to the casino, which I haven't been to in years and then we had coffee at Cafe Trevi in Lygon St, Carlton...We got home about 12.45am...My parents got my DS to bed at 9.45pm:eek: and mum was asleep when we walked in...
Beatrice...Thanks for being concerned, I tend to bottle things up and withdraw...A girlfriend rang me yesterday just to touch base because I've been a bit quite. Good luck with your trigger...how many cycles have you done so far?
cindyc...things are okay with me just trying to get through each day and focus on being with my DH and DS...HOw are you doing?
Bradysmum...thanks, I'm not feeling great but better than a few days ago...I too have heard good things about Lyndon and I hope that you're right and that he is as good as what people are saying...What have you heard about him? Did you manage to get your washing done?
Spiralgirl...almost there...Friday isn't it?
Well have a good night and great day tommorrow, I must be off to bed...Got 4 hours sleep last night...Damn that trying:D
I'll check in again tommorrow once DS has gone to sleep for the afternoon.
Take care and speak to you all then.
Hello Ladies ...
Good to hear that everyone is traveling OK ... and you had a lovely weekend ...
Well , just one day to go ... and getting a bit on my nerve : I had nausea all night , the biggest headache at work yesterday and my breast is about to explose . I cannot even touch them when I take a shower !!!!
Mum sent me pictures on the net this morning from my nephews , and I fall into tears :( .... Bloody hormones !!!
I went really well with my trigger last night . I'm very good otherwise and thinking very positive :D . I'm glad I'm working this afternoon so the day goes quicker ...
I hope to hear from you soon Girls ...
Have a good day and take care .
Hi Shajake, yeah got most of the washing done. Had visitors yesterday so couldnt do much more, damn, LOL!!!
Well ive heard that Dr Hale has great sucess rates with IVF patients, which sounds like a good thing to me!!
Have a great day!!!:p
Im new to this site and just wanted to let you know that I went through IVF which resulted in our DD Aspen, born 15/11/2005. If you need anything im more than happy to help.
Welcome to the thread ...
A big congratulation for your child . It's nice to hear stories like yours ... it gives us good vibes ... :D .
I'm sure we'll need you for advices ... thanks a lot for offering .
Have a great day and hope to hear from you ...
Morning girls! Sounds like everyone had a nice weekend.
Beatrice, how exciting - your OPU tomorrow. I can remember how excited I was that I had finally made it to that stage. Can't wait to hear from you tomorrow after the procedure!!
Spiral, only four more sleeps until your blood test. You're nearly there, FINGERS CROSSED FOR A BFP..... and only four more sleeps until my scan!! I will be thinking of you on Friday and hoping that we both get good news. I will not be convinced that I am pregnant until I see something at my scan on Friday.
Cindy, sounds like things are going well for you. Are you having a scan this week as well?? It looks like you are a few days ahead of me which would make you almost seven weeks. I am 6 weeks today.
Shajake, you are sounding much more relaxed and confident. I am envious of your night out with friends. I have not felt like doing anything lately (too tired and cranky) and can't wait to get out and about again.
Bradysmum, your laundry sounds just like mine!! Does the washing and housework never stop? :eek: It was the last thing I felt like doing on the weekend, but unfortunately I simply cannot live in a messy or dirty house so yesterday afternoon I vacuumed and mopped and did all my washing. I was exhausted by the time I was finished. I pray to God that the physical work didn't do any harm, I am always nervous about that sort of thing.
Have a lovely day girls. Talk again soon. :)
Fablis, Hiya!! Yeah, the housework never stops doesnt it!! If you saw my house now you would think that it hasnt been cleaned at all. why is it that you can do a massive clean and 2 days later the house is just as messy as before!!!:eek:
Dont worry about the vacuming, just take it easy for a while get your lovely DH to help you out!! Once i was over 3 months i was more confident and vacumedall the time. But i had to stop eventually cause i used to get severe pelvic pain where i couldnt walk at around 8 months! Just take it easy, your body will tell you when its had enough and you need to rest, trust me!!
Have a beautiful day, and on friday you will see your miracle bubs aat last!!!xoxoxoxoxoxox
Beatrice, Yeah, tomorrow is the big day!! Can u believe it! Im so happy for you. I will be thinking of you. What time is your OPU scheduled for? Take care!!!
Just sending a quicky note to Beatrice. Good luck tomorrow !! Will be thinking of you.....
Thanks girls for your support .
I just got back from work and I'm getting my little bag ready for tomorrow .... :o , I'm having my last thing to eat while I'm typing !!! and then ... fasting ...:mad:
I'll let you know how I've traveled !! in my beautiful hospital gound !!! :D
Good night Ladies and I hope I'll have good news to type tomorrow ....
Tonight will be a short post as I'm really tired and still having period like cramps(AF not due for another 2 weeks or so) so I'm off to bed for hopefully a good nights sleep.
Beatrice...Good luck for tommorrow I hope that all goes well and I look forward to hearing all about it when you're up to it.
Speak to you all tomorrow...
:p GOOD LUCK BEATRICE!!:p
Three more sleeps til I have my scan .... I think I am going to go nuts waiting for it. Somehow I am still not convinced that I am pregnant despite the fact that I have no period, my boobs have doubled in size, I am extremely moody and simply cannot keep my eyes open. :confused: Only that little blob on the screen will convince me!!
Beatrice, thinking of you this morning ... can't wait to hear from you ....
Good luck Beatrice :)
I'll check back in later to see how you went.
Beatrice, I keep checking in for news on how you went .... Hope you are feeling okay;)
Hi to everyone else. How is your day going?
Hello Girls .
Well ,well , I 've had 18 eggs collected !!! :eek: , it looks like I 'm a little bit hyperstimulated so I need to be monitored ... at home .... I feel like I could sleep all day long !!!
Everything went really well and the staff was lovely .
I'm going back Thursday for the transfer ... :D , yes , yes , yes !!!
How is everyone ?
Fablis : can't wait to see your little one on screen ... I then you'll realize that your are pregnant ...
Cindy : How is Mummy ? Did you find any special house ? Are you going to have a scan as well ?
Shajake : I hope you are feeling better ... your appointment is in few days now ... Hang on ... getting there ... ;)
Spiralgirl : few days to go ... hope you are not boiling too much ...:o , how are the neckles going ?
Bradysmum : Again , that's for being here ... hope little one is good ...
It sounds like lots of exiting things are going to happened this week !!!
Talk to you later ... and thanks Girls for this amzing thread ...
Oh Beatrice, that is great news :smiliedance:
Look after yourself now, are you having any more injections or have they stopped them for now?
I'm doing great I think. Still house hunting, but found lots I like.
Hope everyone is having a good day and I love these new smilies.
Wow Beatrice!!!!!! Thats fantastic! You should have heaps of little embys out of that bunch!!!!! Make sure you take care of yourself, your body has been through so much!
girls - I have some questions for those that concieved thru IVF - what did u feel in your 2ww? I am having cramps kinda like period pains, a dull ache that come and go all day....and another typr of ache that feels like its between my legs, kinda inside my vagina I guess. or maybe my perineum..hard to pinpoint...thats a dull ache too
Did anyone have this happen? Should i be getting hopeful?
Hi Cindy .
Thank you very much for your support . No , I haven't got any any injection ... which is good because I don't know how I could feet into my bra :laughing: !!!
I suppose I will go straight into the pessaries :confused: , I will ring IVF tomorrow to find out how embryos we have :rolleyes: .
I'm glad you are feeling good . Any scan coming up for you ?
Way to go Beatrice!! :smiliedance: 18 eggs is a great response, but you probably are a little hyperstimulated. I was too and it made me extremely uncomfortable for about 5 days. I urge you to really take it easy because your stomach is probably going to blow up like you are already about 6 months pregnant!! Because you are a little hyperstimulated, they probably won't give you any HCG shots (that is what they told me) and only give you the progesterone pessaries and crinone.
Have a restful evening ... and dream about those little eggies being fertilized ;)
Thank you for your kind words.
Sorry , I cannot help you with your question ... not yet !!!....
Hope you are feeling alright , and let us know ...
Hi Spiral!! I really truly didn't have any symptoms in the 2ww except for slightly tender boobies and that was only very very late in the 2ww. Everything else has really only come in the last week or so and that includes fatigue, headaches, very occasional mild period type pain, bloating and queasiness. I know it is frustrating but unfortunately that seems to be the way it is. I really did not think I was pregnant because I had no symptoms, so keep your fingers crossed sweetie - there is a huge possibility that you are definitely UP THE DUFF!!:p
Thank you for your support .
Yes , I feel like I'm sitting on a balloon !!!! and my head is really heavy :D , but I'm feeling very good otherwise .
I'll hear the rest of the goodies Thursday ...:)
Take care . Hope your are feeling good Dear Mummy !
fablis thank you so much, i have been thinking that because ive had no nausea that im definattely not pregnant....o its nice to hear your thoughts - it renewed my hope!!!
beatrice, cant wait to thurs to hear the fertilisation results!!!
I had cramps, they started just after transfer and lasted about 3 weeks. My other symptoms where backache and had slight brown blood around the time I was due for my period. I didn't get any nausea or sore boobs until around 8 weeks. Fingers crossed for BFP.
Beatrice, great result.
Are you now on the pessaries, I found them a real pain in the butt and I got some cramping from them too. I had the cronine first two weeks and it was so easy and I had no side affects.
Go girls!! it is so good to hear all your positive stories.
Hi kerri .
Nice to hear from you .... and welcome on board to this thread .
I haven't started anything yet ... probably straight after transfer :confused: . I don't know how I'm going to go with the Crinone as I go to the toilet 2 or 3 times before falling asleep !!! I'm suppose to lay down for a while after I put that in , no ?
Any ideas Ladies ?
Take care and thank you for your support.
Hey Kerri - Oh, so when you had brown blood when your period was due, did you freak out? I would have thought it was all over if that happened to me! Glad to hear that morning sickness didnt start until later with you as well....im feeling much more confident now!
Beatrice- I was told NOT to lay down after the crinone, to keep moving as the heat of your body activates it......thats what the nurse told me anyway...
Dear Spiral .
Did you have to put the Crinone at night ? or day time ??
I"m glad you are feeling more confident ....
Ladies , is 1 small cup of coffe a day alright after tranfer ?
Stupid questions sometime I ask !!!:banghead: , :laughing:
I have been putting the crinone in the mornings and evenings ( 7am and 7pm) and they told me to keep moving after i do it ( sometimes i just wanna sleep and i cant)
i havent been having any caffiene foods or alcohol for the last 3 months to make sure that it is out of my system.....and give the ivf more chance ( and been eating much healthier and drinking lots of water)
BUT i have read lots that one small cup would be ok, its up to you really
Thanks for your advice Spiral .
I feel better now knowing that I don't have to lay down after inserting Cronine . I can have a peaceful night then :sleeping: !!!
Talk to you later .
Beatrice, im so happy for you. That is a great amount of eggys!!!:yelclap:
You must be so relieved. Im glad things went well for you. Please let us know how they are tomorrow! Take care and get some rest.:sleeping:
Spiralgirl, hiya!! I didnt really have alot of symptoms in those 2 weeks. I was very tired, went toilet alot and had a little bit of cramping I also felt some weird things going on down there like you. Fingers crossed hun!!! Not long to wait now. Dont worry about the nausea, i didnt feel it till i was about 6 weeks!!
Hope all you girls have a lovely evening!!:smiliedance:
Good morning girls!! Anyone here to chat with?:ecomcity:
Hope everyone has a lovely day!!!:D
ha ha - i love the little chatting smiley!!!! cute
well im feeling very happy and positive this morning and looking forward to very very good news on Friday! :yelclap:
I have been shopping lately for "the little sprout" - buying some clothes and cloth nappies....hopefully i will have a little person to dress in 9 months time!
anyway, morning to everyone!
Cant wait to hear Beatrice's news!!!
Hi Bradysmum ... how are you this morning ? :ecomcity:
Hi Spiral ... good to hear that you are feeling good this morning and I hope this "lucky thread " will be the one for you :D
Hi everyone, im feeling great today, a little tired, been up since 3ish. Little man didnt want to sleep last night. What time do you ring the nurses Beatrice?
Only 2 more sleeps, Spiralgirl!!!!:smiliedance:
Hello Girls , nice to hear from you ...
Bradysmum ,Try to have a little snooze this afternoon ? :sleeping:
I will call around 10:00 this morning , so I can be monitored because of my hyperstimulation . I will call this afternoon to know the time tomorrow and how many embys we have !!! :D , it's funny to think that we have couple of Babies in a lab !!!!
What are you up to today ?
Can't wait Spiralgirl .. how do you feel ? :)
I know its a funny feeling when you think that they are your little babies. When we pass the hospital i always wave and tel my frozen embys i love them!! My mum even does it now, too funny!!!
Well today im meeting my best friend and nephew for our daily walk and then we are having a yummy BBQ!!:yelclap:
Whats everyone else up too?
That'a a great plan Bradysmum .... a BBQ :chef: ... have a great day then and I'll let you know later about the latest news ... :D
Oh Beatrice, I cant wait to hear your news!!!!! Im glad that we found out our fertilisation result at 9am - so much better than having to wait!!
Im feeling very excited, but also a bit scared, I really think i will fall apart if I get a negative result........Im trying to remember that i have another emby in the freezer, so this is not the end.........but Im feeling much more confident lately, I feel that maybe i am pregnant........i really hope the lucky thead will work for me!!!
my brother is visiting with his little man tomorrow, so it will make the day pass faster, to spend the day with a little baby! And he is such a chubby bub, he is lovely to cuddle ;)
Okey dokey, good luck!!!:D
Spiral, I am so glad you are feeling more optimistic. Only two more sleeps, yah!! What time are you having your blood test on Friday? At my clinic, they do the test about 7:30pm and you normally have the results by 1pm. Hope they don't make you wait too long. Have a lovely day with your brother and bubba tomorrow :yelclap: That should definitely make the time go faster.
Beatrice, you must be dying of curiosity about how many of your eggs fertilized. I know I was. Are you having your transfer tomorrow? For your info, I was on progesterone pessaries morning and night straight after egg pick up and then daily crinone at lunch time was added after my transfer. When I had my positive beta test I was also told that my progesterone was really high so they stopped my crinone but I am still using the pessaries morning and night as a precaution. Since my transfer I have only had one coffee a week (a cappucino with my Sunday morning breakfast)!! Can't wait to hear your news this afternoon.:smiliedance:
Hi Bradysmum!! I don't envy you being up since 3ish but I'm sure your little man is worth it and brings you much joy. Lucky you having a BBQ, I love BBQ's!! :chef: You definitely should try and squeeze in a nap this afternoon. Oh my God, how devine does an afternoon nap sound. I am struggling BIG TIME at work at the moment.
Have a lovely day girls and talk to you later!!
Glad to see everyone doing well today.
Spiralgirl I had cramping around AF time and also when I was using pessaries. I figured anything I was feeling down there was good as it meant something was happening. I don't know what crinone is, can ayone enlighten me, as far as I know we don't use it over here. Don't be too dissapointed if you don't get that BFP as you do have a little frozen one to go on with.
Beatrice hopefully I'll find out about a scan on Thursday when I gon in for my next blood test.
Bradysmum aahh this is what we have to look forward to waking up at 3am, but it will all be worth it.
Hi Kassa, glad you can join us here. I'm sure you'll find it a great support.
Well ... IVF Melbourne just called me to to know how I feel with this hyperstimulation ... they ask me lots of questions ... shortness of breath , vomiting ect...
Unfortunately , they are not able to tell me how many embryos I have :( , I just have to wait until tomorrow :banghead: .They told me that I will start Crinone later ... probably straight after transer ...
Hope everything is fine for you Fablis ... should not be too long before your scan now ...:D
Take care everyone ...
Just letting you know that when I was pregnant with the twins, I had no symptoms whatsoever! I didn't even get sore boobs through the whole pregnancy. I did however get the cramping before my period was due. And it continued for a couple of weeks. I also had no nausea! Just felt really hungry, like I could eat a cow!
Good Luck!! I just know you're pregnant!
Hi Cindy .
Thursday ? that's tomorrow ? :) , How do you feel Dear Mummy ?;) , I hope you scan will be soon ...so you know how your little one looks like ...
Hope Shajake is doing alright .
And welcome to other Ladies who are joining the group ... :yelclap:
Fablis - I have my blood test early ( anytime after 7.30 am they are open.....and then my appointment with my fertility dr is 1.15pm to find out the results ( she is usually running late though!!!!)
Cindy - good to hear that the cramps are normal then!!! Hope that means I get a positive as well! :) by the way Crinone is a progesterone gel i have been using since the transfer
Beatrice - have to wait until tomorrrow!?!?!!? NOOOOOOOO!!!:crying: How dissapointing........How are you feeling with the hyperstimulation?
I'm glad that your test will be early morning ... be strong until 13:15 .....:o
Well, I feel like I'm sitting on a big balloon , my boobs are so swollen and hard that they don't fit into my bra :rolleyes: ... headache and nausea are better today . I still take panadol for my tommy ... :laughing: . They told me that it will take few weeks to disappear !!
Otherwise , I'm very good and I take it easy today ... bedreader !!!???
Take care .
Hi noah&layla'smum, its nice to hear from you and you have given me some encouragement. I am 6w2d today and am having my first can on Friday. I have had slightly sore boobs, fatigue, cramping and some queasiness but no really bad sickness or anything. I keep thinking that I can't be pregnant, but hopefully I am a little like you and won't have too much m/s. Do you know what your HCG was when you first got your positive?
Beatrice, I think you should keep the panadol up - I took it every four hours for about four days - and stay in bed!! What a bummer that you have to wait until tomorrow to find out about your embies :mad: Stay strong.
Spiral, will be checking the thread all afternoon on Friday looking for your results. Can't wait :yelclap:
Cindy, how have you been feeling? Are you having another beta blood test tomorrow? What are your levels up to now? And are you still using progesterone pessaries? I am curious ....
Hey Lisa! (fablis)
My hcg at 4wks was 690 and my progesterone was 120. Gotta go, bubs just woke up!! Talk soon!
At 14days post transfer my HCG was 850 and my progesterone was over 300. My husband can't wait for Friday to see if there are two in there!! What do you think my chances are? I am not as keen as Fabian to have two, it worries me a little, because I don't have a very big frame (5 ft 2 inches and 48kg). How was your pregnancy?
How old are Noah and Layla?
Thanks again for your help :D
Hi Fablis, I'm feeling pretty good at the moment, can't work out if's that good or bad though. I'm still very nervous about the outcome and the weeks just aren't going by quick enough. I've had a bit of m/s although not in the morning usually around tea time and really sore nipples and boobs. I stopped using the pessaries on the 16th so a week ago. Hormone levels from last week are estrogen 6100, progesterone 404 and hcg 400. It's the hcg that is still worrying me although the clinic said as long as I am going up 10 fold every week that is good. I have read you can still have a healthly pregnancy with low hcg levels but the higher the better. I still have a sinking feeling I am heading for a m/c. I just wish if it is going to happen it happen sooner rather than later. I know this sounds bad but the stress is killing me and it's all I can think about. Hopefully hcg will be at least 4000 this week because for the next couple of weeks they are supposed to peak before slowly declining thoughout the pregnancy. All fingers and toes are crossed for good result tommorrow, I'll let you know.
Oh cindy, you sound really stressed. Try to stay positive and talk to your little one.....I know it must be hard if your levels arent text book high, but everyone is different, so Im sure everything is cool.....
sending you love and positive energy
Thanks Spiralgirl, I am a bit stressed I can't talk to DH about it because he has said he doesn't want to get his hopes up until we are past this first trimester, so you girls here are a good sounding board.
We knew it was going to be a hard couple of months so we are going to see Carl Barron on Friday night and Billy Connolly next month to get a few laughs in. I'm really looking forward to seeing them both. Has anyone else been to the shows?
hey Cindy - its so interesting how everyone has different personalities - my hubby I know is gonna be really excited from the second we hear that we are preggers - he is just as clucky as me, and hes already kissing my tummy and saying hi to our emby.....Im sure everything will be fine, you should be celebrating!!!
Oh a good laugh is just what you need!!!
Ive seen Billy in concert, and he is fantastic, I love him!!!!! You will love it!
AS for Carl Barron, I havent seen him, but my boss has, and she said it was brilliant!
You will have the best time Im sure!!
Hi Ladies .
Welcome on this thread Michelle . Its nice to hear advice from people who went through pregnancy so we know what to expect :o ..
Cindy, you sound pretty stressed and I'm sure your levels will be great tomorrow ... everything is crossed for you ... Must be frustrating not to be able to talk to your DH and he looks like is VERY cautious about the pregnancy . We are here for you until things settle a bit between you two ... as Spiral said , we send you heaps of positive vibes through the net :p
IVF rang me to give me the time for my transfer tomorrow and I asked about the embryo and she answered that it was written on her paper "SOME FERTILIZED " :confused: , but they apparently cannot say numbers ...
It's going to be a heavy week for everybody on this thread ...:yelclap:
Hope everybody is fine ... I'm spending my dau on the net today !!!
oh beatrice how frustrating that must be!!!! to be told " some" fertilised.......but no idea how many!!!!! i have to say that i would be really really annoyed with them if I were you, it deosnt seem like very good support, i mean they must know that you are waiting on it!
im having more pains today........ im talking to my emby lots today - it seems it gets harder and harderr to wait the closer i get to d day!!!
Lisa, my twins are 14mths old. Although they reckon you can't tell by the numbers if you're having twins, I sure hope you are!! They have been a joy! The first 6mths was quite hard, but they're now the best of friends and we are enjoying twice the kisses and cuddles!
You girls are all lucky that you have found each other! What a wonderfully supportive board. And sorry to keep butting in!! But if anyone has any questions at all, I'll keep lurking!!
dont feel that you are butting in - i crave info on peoples experiences at the moment, and Im sure everyone else here feels the samee way.
this is my first IVF cycle, so its all new to me.
Congrats on your darling ones, I hope in 9 months time I have someone to give me cuddles too ( apart from my lovely hubby!!)
I'm sure you'll have a baby to cuddle you in 9mths! I have a really great feeling about your cycle! When I was about 13 days past transfer, I was naughty and did a pregnancy test. I know you're not supposed to but I did. And it came up positive. It was the first positive test I had ever gotten. But then I had a three day wait until my blood test! It was agony. I kept hoping it wasn't a false positive from all the hormones. But luckily it was true!! And the lady that did the blood test hugged me before my husband could, she was so excited. I guess it's a great feeling for all the doctors and nurses that have helped us along the way too!!
Thanks Michelle for your input!! I know you can't rely on HCG levels but you can't help but wonder ??? Your bubbas are right at that really cute and cuddly age. I can't wait to experience that :)
Cindy, I pray that your levels have gone WAY up tomorrow. I have also heard that low HCG can still result in a healthy baby. I'm sure you're going to be just fine.
Beatrice, I agree with Spiral that it really sucks that your clinic haven't told you how many embies you have. :banghead: My clinic rang me about 24 hours after my OPU to let me know how many I had. Maybe you should give them a bit more of a push!
Spiral, you are sounding nice and positive girl! Way to go :thumbsup: Just caaaaannnnnnn''''''ttttt wait for Friday. Oh why, oh why does time go sooooooo sssslllllllloooooowwwww!!
Hi Girls .
Thanks Michelle for your kind words , and yes , I think we are very lucky in this thread to have wonderful people ...
I think I'll be like you : not be able to wait until the blood result and do a pregnancy test !!! :D
I'll tell you all about it in 2 weeks !! if I can wait !!!
Hope everyone had a great day .
That's a beautiful picture of you and your DH :D .
I can put a face on your name now !!:thumbsup:
Hey Kerri - Oh, so when you had brown blood when your period was due, did you freak out?.
It did freak me out, I called the IVf clinic and they increased my cronine to 3 times a day. I had two embry transfer and she said that it may be just implantation bleed. It was still scary. I end up have spot bleeding on and off until 14 weeks. I am now 24w and everything it going along really well (one bub only).
Do you know what your HCG was when you first got your positive?
Hi , my levels where not that high to start with they where 212 (16DPO) to 574 (18DPO) and then to 3654 (24DPO) and progesterone 39.8.
Beatrice, good luck with transfer tomorrow.
Thanks Beatrice. DH and I had that photo taken at Christmas time at our new house :D
Just wanted to say good luck for your transfer tomorrow Beatrice. It is a momentus occasion!! :yelclap:
Kazza, thanks for your input. It is great to know what people are going thru / have been thru. Good luck for the remainder of your pregnancy!!
Have a lovely evening girls and talk to you tomorrow. :p
I've had a few messages to read and I can't remember everyones posts so a big hello to everyone.
Beatrice...18 that's great. Good luck with your transfer tomorrow and I'm sending lots of baby dust your way:smiliedance:
As for me I've been struggling to get through the last few days...We see my DH specialist tommorrow for the followup and get the results of his blood tests...Fingers crossed that it is what we already know and nothing more...
Have a good night and I'll try and come in again tommorrow.
Hi girls, sorry i've been a little busy today. My son woke up with his blanket over his face crying after his nap today and it shook me up a little. I almost died when i saw him and i felt like such a bad mother. Im too scared to go to bed. I know things like this happen but its just freaking me out, sorry to go on about it.
You girls sound very positve today and im sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
proud of you all!!!! There was so many posts and i cant remember everything but:
Beatrice, good luck tomorrow, at last you can bring your emby home!!:smiliedance:
Spiralgirl, not long to wait now! Its just to exciting in this thread, so much is happening for all you girls.
Fablis, you and your hubby look great, nice pic!! Hope you are resting up, say hi to the little one for me!! Not long to go till ur scan!!
Cindy, how you feeling? Everything is sounding great, not long till your scan either!
Shajake, goodluck for tomorrow, hope it goes well, keep us posted!
And welcome to all you newbies, its great to talk to others who have been there and are there now!!:o
Hope i didnt leave anyone out!!xoxoxoxo
oh this whole thing gets harder the closer I get to finding out! I woke up this morning in tears, as my sore bloated tummy just felt so much like it does before a period. I was really upset and hubby had to cuddle me for ages.......the cramps i am getting are just constant and feels so much like my period is on its way......I just hope its pregnancy symptoms or side effects from the crinone....ahhh i cant wait until tomorrow to know either way!
Beatrice - good luck today - this part is the easy part, and i found it really lovely, holding my hubbys hand as our baby was snuggling into the womb! Cant wait to hear how many others you had fertilised!
Fablis - hope you are feeling ok, mama! when is ur scan?
Cindy - take it easy, when is your scan?
Shajake - Good luck for today!!! we are thinking of you
Bradysmum - dont beat yourself up, these things happen, and its all fine! as always thanks for your love and support
Kassa - Ive had a very small amount of brown spotting the last few days, only a little bit, but Im glad that i heard your story, or else i would be freaking now!!
noahandlaylasmum - ive been really tempted to buy a test the last few days, I cant stand the waiting!!!!
hope you all have a beautiful day
Bradysmum, even though I am not a Mum yet I can understand your anxiety about your little man. That would have been frightening finding the blanket over his face, but as you said, these things do happen. By the sounds of it, you are doing an absolutely wonderful job with your little man :thumbsup: How did your BBQ go yesterday?
Beatrice, how are you going today? I'll bet your excited about your transfer. How many embies are you having transferred? Sending loads of baby dust your way :D
Spiral, only one more sleep and you'll know whether your pregnant or not! I can't believe your strength in not caving and doing a HPT. I did my first one 8 days post transfer :o I imagine this is going to be a busy thread tomorrow afternoon, in anticipation of your results! My scan is tomorrow morning at 11am. Can't wait :yelclap:
Shajake, good luck today! Keep your chin up darl and try and stay as positive as possible. I always think that my DH has handled this whole situation pretty well because I have remained positive, never crying too much, not letting it take over my life and my happiness and always putting on a strong face. I know that is easier said than done, but it works for me .....
Cindy, hi there. How are you going today?
Kassa, are you still out there somewhere? How big is your belly getting now at 24 weeks (I think that was it)?
Have a lovely day girls!!
Hello Girls ...
Back from the transfer where everything went really well ... we have 13 embryos :eek: . A fresh one in , so 12 frozen ...:D
We saw the cell on the screen , it was a 4 cell division ... amazing , fantastic . I healed apparently really well and a bit sore now as my uterus is still very swollen from the hyperstimulation.
I have the paper to do my blood test in 2 weeks Thursday ... that is going to be the longest fortnight of my life :o .
It's an amazing feeling that I have at the moment ... I'll juste take it easy ...
I'll get back to you later Ladies .. need to have a bit of lunch .
13 embryos!!! WOW!!!!! thats incredible! Congratulations!!
Well take it easy - take care of the little emby!
i just had a call from my dr - they are changing my appointment tomorrow to 11am! So i dont have to wait as long tomorrow to find out! YAY!!!
Oh My God Beatrice!! 13 embies - that is awesome :thumbsup:
Now make sure you relax and make that little one which has been transferred feel very welcome. I know what you mean that it is an extremely amazing feeling knowing that you may well have just become pregnant!! Good luck for the next two weeks and bring on Thursday 9 March!!
Spiral, woo hoo, an earlier appointment. My appointment for my scan is at 11am as well but I think you guys are an hour ahead of me because of daylight savings. Everything is going your way and looking really positive. I think your pregnant girl!!:D
Hi Girls .
Fablis , thanks for your support . Well tomorrow is a great day for you ... a nice scan ... how exciting .... let us know how your little one looks like :p
Siralgirl : thanks for your kind words ... early appointment ... that is much better ... Just a little sleep to go ... yeah ...:thumbsup:
Shajake : how did you go today . I've been thinking about you . Hope you can see clearer now after seeing the specialist ...
Kerri : thank you for your support ... good to hear that your pregnancy is going well.
Bradysmum : I hope you are feeling a bit better after what happened last night ... goodness ... what a fright .
I hope you had a good day yesterday ...
It might sound strange , but on my way back home from IVF , I stopped in a church and had a little pray ... I've been talking to my little embryo telling him to hang on ... I call him/she my "little Darling " ... I just wanted to share that with you ... thank you for being here Ladies .
Take care .
Bradysmum, you poor thing! I had a similar incident when the twins were about 4mths old. I went in to check them and Noah was lying in a pool of spew on his tummy. It was horrible. I was a freak about checking on them from then on!!
Congratulations Beatrice! Now just relax for the next 2wks ha ha ha! Easier said than done. Just think you're actually pregnant now! Well that's how I felt after my transfer.
And good luck to Spiral tomorrow, and good luck to Lisa, it'll be great to see your little one (or 2) at the scan!!
Thanks a lot Michelle .
Yes , I hope this fortnight will go quick !!!:banghead: . I'm rubbing my tommy to send good vibes into it :D . It's an amazing feeling and at the same time hard to believe ...
Thanks for your support on this thread . Hope your 2 little one are good ....
Beatrice, wow that is fantastic :yelclap: 13 embryos!!! How exciting was it to see it on the screen!! Its not silly going to church to pray, i did the same thing throughout my pregnancy, at least once a fortnight! Just relax and hopefully these 2 weeks will pass quickly. You finally have your emby with you!!! Isnt it such a great feeling!!:p
Spiralgirl, less than 24hrs to go! Things are sounding positive! Fingers and legs are crossed for you hun!!! I know its a very emotional time right now for you and you just want to explode right? Good luck tomorrow for you and your hubby, he sounds like such a sweetie!!
Fablis, the BBQ was great and i am feeling much better today, no blanket problems for Brady today, thankgod!! OMG tomorrow is your scan, yipee you will finally see your little baby. They look so cute at this scan, like little jelly babies, TOO CUTE!! and you will hear the heartbeat, sounds like horses galloping, its a beautiful sound which will make you cry!:o Good luck for your scan.xoxox
Shajake, how did your appointment go, i hope all is well! Cant wait to hear from you!
Cindy, how are you today?
Noah&layla'smum, firstly they are beautiful names. Secondly, thanks for your post, yeah it is such a horrible thing, now im a little obsessed with checking him like every 10mins. I will probably wake him up from checking so much, LOL.
Have a great rest of the day!! Love you guys heaps, you guys are the best bunch of girls eva!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Beatrice - 13 embryos, that is just fab, you sure did some great follie growing, I only had 4 fertilised and it still worked. 13 I am so excited for you. Sending you heaps of sticky vibes.
Fablis - good luck with your scan tomorrow, it is so exciting to hear the heart beat, can't wait to hear your comments after your scan. Enjoy the experience. Yes my belly is getting big and I am loving it.
spiralgirl - yeah for changing your appointment, I am wishing you all the best for tomorrow.
I hope the rest of you loving ladies are doing well.
Girls, I will check in in the morning before I leave work to go for my scan and then I'll be straight back to give you the news (good or bad)!! Spiral, can't wait to hear your results .... good luck!!
Have a lovely evening girls :D
By the way Bradysmum, I think you're pretty fantastic too and all the girls in this thread :kiss: . I absolutely love coming here to chat, just can't stay away.
Talk tomorrow ...
Beatrice - i dont think that going to the church sounds silly at all. Im a Buddhist, and I have been burning candles as offerings in front of my Buddha and Tara statues every day for the past 2 weeks!!!!! I also visited a temple this arvo and left flowers for the Buddha of compassion statue.......I think everyones faith, no matter what that is, really comes out at times like this!!
Good luck tomorrow fablis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Im sure it will be beautiful
ahh well this will be my last post before i know the answer....I will post tomorrow afternoon with my news!
much love to you all
I think Fablis is right ...
Bradysmum , you are a fantastic Lady ... and it's beautiful to have you with us ...
And same , I cannot stay away from the thread ...
Thanks Spiral for your honesty ... It's nice to hear that I am not alone :D .
Good luck for both of you tomorrow ... I'll be very close to my computer !!!
Thanks Kerri for your lovely words.
Good night Girls .
Beatrice...wow 13 embryos...that's great...look after yourself...
Fablis...good luck at your scan I can't wait to hear from you.
Spiralgirl...good luck at your scan as well...can't wait...
Cindy...How are you?
Bradysmum...It certainly is scary when you walk in and find their head under a blanket:eek: try and put your little man in his cot and then line the blanket up with his armpits and then tuck the rest of the blanket under the cot...This way if he wriggles out then he is not likely to get tangled up and also he wont be able to slip in under the blanket.
Appointment with the specialist for DH went fine...He said that it is what he first suspected and that we should know proceed down the ivf path...He said that we would most probably be doing ivf/icsi...
So now we just wait for the 6th of March (Monday week) till we see our ivf specialist to determine when we start and what we do etc...
Thank you for all your kind words and support. This truly is a wonderful thread and I like most of you just can't stay away...
Speak to you all soon.
I'm glad you went fine with your appointment .
As I said before , probably let things settled in your mind for you two . It must be hard as well for your DH to hear that the problem is coming for him ... Man don't like this type of news ... He probably feels that he is not in control and you are not pregnant because of him ... Give him the time to " digest" the info ... Try to get your ming "busy" until next week ... :thumbsup:
Can't wait for Spiral and Fablis to let us know how things are going .... :ecomcity:
Have a lovely days Ladies ... :yelclap: and keep in touch of course ...:ecomcity:
Beatrice I'm so happy for you, 13 embys is the best news. Now rest and keep patting your tummy, I'm sure you'll have a great outcome.
Fablis how exciting, I want all of the details of what you saw. I think I got my dates a bit wrong, only 6 weeks on Saturday. I go for a scan next Friday.
Shajake now you've been to your appointment you can get down to business. Good luck.
Spiralgirl I'm crossing my fingers for you, hope you get a good result today.
Bradysmum thanks for all yor support. I can't keep away from here just to keep up to date on everyone's news.
My blood test results yesterday were still low about 1000 off what they should have been, but i'll know more after the scan next week and I'm booked in to see my doctor straight after. It's hard to keep positive, I go through waves of everything will be alright one minute to not being sure the next. Not much I can do now but sit back and wait.
Have a lovely day, and I'll check back later to see how you all went, Cindy
Morning girls!! I have been sitting here for a while trying to figure out how I was going to tell all of you my news but I'll just come straight out with it..... I'm having twins!! :yelclap: I saw two little bubbas with their flickering little heartbeats at my scan this morning. I still can't believe it!! It was the most amazing moment of my life so far and I am actually at home now enjoying this moment, this day and thinking about what is to come. In the car on the way home, something inside of me finally gave way and I cried, sobbed hysterically and very loud for the whole thirty minute drive, it was like everything that I have bottled up for the last four and a bit years just came tumbling out.
I am so extremely grateful .... my doctor is so lovely. He said to me "this is why I love my job so much" and I think he even had tears in his eyes. He hugged me when I left. I can't wait for the rest of you lovely ladies to experience what I am experiencing today. My thoughts are with you (here I go, getting all teary again!!) and I prayer that you all have positive results.
Cindy, more than anything I am praying for you, that your pregnancy continues, regardless of your low HCG.
Everyone else, thanks for always being here to share all of the emotions.
I will check in later to see how you are all doing.
Dear Fablis ...
Oh my God , You make me cry ... I'm sooooooooo happy for you :kiss: ,:kiss:
This is absolutely AMAZING .... :smiliedance: ,:D ... I have not got enough smileys to express how I feel .... I think congratulation is not strong enough !!!
Well done Darling ... and keep us posting on this amazing " lucky thread " ...
Take goooooooood care of your 2 little one !!!!
Fablis, that is the best news I have heard today.
I am so happy for you. You are going to have two bundles of joy.
:yelclap::yelclap: :yelclap: :yelclap:
Take care, wishing you a lovely smooth pregnancy.
Oh Fablis that is wonderful news, yah, i'm almost speechless and teary, what a doubly lucky mummy you are :smiliedance: :thumbsup:
Fablis...That's wonderful news...Congratulations and look after yourself...:yelclap:
Cindy...How are you doing?
I am so excited for you !!!!! Now, be prepared to get a lot of attention in the next 9mths!! Lots of ultrasounds! You'll get to see those little people a lot before they're born!
Wow, it's reminding me of my pregnancy and their birth. I am really jealous!! I loved every minute of it!
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!
lucky thread strikes again!!!!!
Yes Im PREGNANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I was soooooo sure that i wasnt, as I had some spotting this morning ( just a tiny amount) so I was feeling pretty sure it would be a no - but OH MY GOD!!!!
Dont really know what to do with myself at the moment, so hubby and I are going shopping for baby things!! so incredibly excited, after 5 years of waiting!!!
oh and fablis - thats FANTASTIC news - 2 little sprouts!!! how wonderful!!!!!
love to everyone on the lucky thread
OHhhhhhh , Myyyyyyyyyy GooooooooooooooooooD !!!! :smiliedance: :smiliedance:
This is absolutely INCREDIBLE ..... I'M SOOOOOOOOOO proud of you Spiral .... sooooooooo proud ...... WELL DONE...
I've got tears in my eyes !!!! what a day ..... :yelclap:
Well , ENJOY IT .... ENJOY IT SO MUCH . Your praise have been heard Darling ...
Have a amazing day ... and take gooood care of yourself ...:D
WE CAN'T GET AWAY FROM THE LUCKY THREAD !!!
Spiral...yay!!!Congratulations that's very exciting...:smiliedance:
Congratulations Spiral! I saw that you were online and I've been feeling sick waiting for your post!! What an amazing feeling for you! Go out for dinner tonight and celebrate. Yay!
I'm glad that there are so many positives in the room...It gives me hope...Right now as I read your posts I have tears welling inside and hope that in the not too distant future I can share some good news with you all too...
Sorry to detract from the happiness but I feel so sad inside...All I feel like doing most of the day is :crying: and I do for no reason at all...And it's been like this most of this month...I just don't understand why...
If anyone has any insight that would be great...
Looking forward to hearing from you guys...
I am feeling for you at the moment. Please don't be sad. Your time will come. I used to get really sad whenever I heard of my friends falling pregnant. My best friend fell after my husband and I had been trying for 6mths. It nearly killed me watching her belly grow. And the worst thing is they were only trying to have a baby because we were. They weren't really ready and their relationship suffered because of it.
But now I have 2 beautiful miracles and I know that you will one day soon! Cheer up. It's alright to be emotional right now.
Yeahhhhhh. Lucky thread indeed. I am so happy for you.
Are you still spotting, has your FS put you on progestrone.
I agreed with noah&layla'smum you need to go out and celebrate.
Guess what? you are going to be a MUMMY:yelclap: :yelclap:
Have a great week-end.
Thank you for letting us know about your blood test ... I'm sure everything will be fine and will be confirmed by the scan ... :thumbsup: , can't wait for next week now ...:D
Dear Shajake : I understand how you feel at the moment and it must be hard for you to hear all this good news around you.
I have been like this for months , and I cannot tell you how many liters of tears I cried ... I think I was depressed and nothing could make me stopped. Even when my OWN brother ( his wife ) got pregnant , he had to think a lot how to tell me the news ... it was awful for me ... the only thing that made me think positive is to know that we were going through IVF ... I knew it was our only chance .. so whatever happens , I take it for granted and as a bonus ... You are probably going through the hardest and longest time : waiting for the treatment to start ... but when it will start , we will have a smile on your face.
Hope my little words will help you ...:) . You have done the right thing to write it on this thread and not to keep it for yourself ... please keep us posted and give a big hug to your little son for me :kiss:
Spiralgirl Congratulations, we all new you were. :thumbsup:
Shajake It's Ok to be feeling down. I think we've all probably been through it before we started. It's nervousness and anticipation of what could be. Once you start your treatment you'll feel better, and when your near the end, waiting for the final outcome you'll be up and down again. Go and do something nice for yourself to try and get your mind off everything that's going on.
I'm feeling better today, looking forward to going out to a nice meal and seeing Carl Barron tonight for a few laughs. That'll help me get my mind off things for a while.
That's right Cindy ... it's tonight the show .... well , had a great time and let us know how it is ...:smiliedance:
By the way ... All this beautiful MUMMY TO BE , I hope you will stick around because there is only Shajake and myself now !!!! AND WE NEED YOU !!!! :laughing:
thank you all for your congratulations - it really hasnt sunk in properly yet!!!
Shajake - I want you to know that i totally understand where you are coming from. I have had the most depressing last few years, no matter how hard we tried we got nowhere, and I really felt that we would never have a baby.......the pain i felt when others fell pregnant - mixed with joy at knowing they would soon have a little one that i could cuddle and be "aunty" to.....its all so emotional!! But draw strength in the fact that so many of us get there with IVF, it really is amazing, and life should always have hope.....and just when I felt there was NO HOPE, we were blessed.....please be kind to yourself, give yourself permission to feel and cry, and dont be afraid to ask for help or a shoulder to cry on - friends and family are amazing people in this regard
I hope i have helped you in some way with these words?
kerri - im no longer spotting, my dr wasnt worried about it, and told me to just keep an eye on it and if it gets worse let her know. I start pessaries tonight for a week i think? i forget details - today is just a blur!!!
good luck the rest of you on the lucky thread !:yelclap: :smiliedance: :D
love spiral mama
OMG. what a lucky thread this has been today!! I am freaking out!!
spiralgirl, CONGRATULATIONS:smiliedance: , that is the best news. Im so happy for you!! You are going to be such a great mummy to this special little one. Im crying as i type this cause you girls are so special and i remember the feeling i had when i found out, it is so unbeliveable to be pregnant finally!!! Once again, YIPEE!!!!
Fablis, OMG, double the love. Sooooooooooo cool u are having twins!! Im so happy for you. When i read it i screamed out of joy, LOL, my hubby thinks ive gone crazy!! I cried too when i saw the scan, its such an amazing feeling seeing these two tiny babies are in your belly!!! Im so choked up right now. Congrats once again!!!:yelclap:
Beatrice, hope you have had a great day!! Keep resting up, how are you feeling today?:p
Shajake, what you are feeling is normal. You are bound to feel this way when you are going through something like this. I used to ring the counsellors at MELB IVF because i couldnt cope and i got very depressed. They are so kind and offer great advice, i found them to be a life saver, really! My husband used to get so angry with little things and was so down on himself when we were starting because he felt like it was his fault, as much as i told him it wasnt, he didnt care and he dealt with it his way it was a touchy subject. If you find it hard please call them as they will really help you, and talk to us we are here for you!!xoxoxoxoxoxoxo
Good morning everyone!! Hope we all have a lovely day!!! Gotta go and do housework:thumbsdown: , all i wanna do is sleep:sleeping: . What is everyones plans for the weekend? Cant you tell im putting off doing anything!!LOL, gotta get out of lazy mode! check back in later!!!xoxoxo
I'm much more relaxed today, tea was delicious last night we went to a restaurant called "The Witches Cauldron" renowned for their garlic prawns. How could I say no. haha Carl Barron was hilarious the show ran for a full 2 hours, well worth the money. Then we went out to the casino for a bit of a flutter and I won $300 wooohoo.
Today DH and I are going out to buy ourselves something nice with the winnings, I'm thinking clothes or the bracelet I've had my eye on. What the hell I might get both.
I'm really looking forward to Friday now so last night did the trick.
Hope everyone has a great weekend, Cindy
Cindy : I'm very happy for you .. it sounds like you had a great time ... hope you will tell us what you bought with your lucky money :D .Hope you are looking after yourself .
Well , I went to a BBQ last night and it was very pleasant.
I forgot to ring IVF yesterday ... I still need to be monitored because of my hyperstimulation ... and I did not know that I had to call them everyday ..:p .
I'm pretty good today , although I was feeling very nauseated yesterday and this morning ... and few cramps on my lower abdomen , like I was going to have my periods... the problem is that I won't know about pregnancy signs because of the hyperstimulation ...:thumbsdown: , they will overlap ...
I hope everyone is having a good day ... and hope all the Mumie to be are well :thumbsup:
Hiya cindy, its great that you are feeling better about things today. Sounds like you had a great night with your hubby!! Hope you buy yourself something very nice!!:p
Beatrice, hope you start feeling better very soon!! It is hard to remember to call the nurses, i forgot one time too, so dont worry!! Put your feet up, relax and enjoy your weekend and keep talking to your little emby!!xoxoxox:p
Hi im new to IVF after TTC for 2yrs. We havent started as yet. i have just registered, my partner has had his blood test and i have my on monday and then i have a ultra sound and he has his semen analyasis on tues 7th march. then we go back to our doctor and we take it from there.
i just have a few questions as i have come across (icsi) and (iui) on the forum and was wondering what they mean. Also i was wondering how much it cost per cycle. We are just at the point where we are trying to find out as much infor as possible. although i am getting some info sent out to me in the mail, but i cant wait.
Any ideas or answers would be great.
Hi Leanne, welcome to the site!! I wish you lots of luck through the IVF journey. My hubby and i did IVF to concieve our little boy and we did ICSI. That is the program they use for treatment when there is a low sperm count. I really cant remember the costs that well cause it was over a year ago that we last went through IVF but i do know that the first cycle was the most expensive because there is more involved with egg collection, drug fees, tranfers etc. Subsequent cycles cost us around $350-450 as they were natural cycles and we had frozen embryos already. I hope one of the other girls can help you with that one! If you ever need advice or people to talk too please log on to this site as you will get lots of support here! Good Luck Leanne!!xoxoxox:p
Hi Leanne we did ICSI and it cost an extra $850 but I could claim the whole amount back through private health cover. We did ours in Perth, not sure where you are though.
Thanks bradymum and cindy thanks for your info. We are from Melb and dont have private health insurance. So we will just have to see the papers say when they send them out to us, either way we will find a way as a child is priceless.
Leanne, i have private cover and it didnt really cover me cause i only had hospital cover. Medicare did however help cause they cover some of the fees so you will have a hand there!!
Congratulations Fablis and Spiralgirl....I have been popping daily and reading your updates with anticipation...What great news!
I look forward to seeing more posts about bfp's on this lucky thread from the rest of you soon:thumbsup:
Take Care :smiliedance: Jen
Hi Leanne .
Welcome on board on this " lucky thread " and I'll think you'll find few answers on this thread as there is lots of people that can help you out there ... :D
Well , I'm going through IVF Melb as well and I haven't got private insurance . At that stage ( stimulation cycle , admission fees , medication , hospital bed in public for the OPU , ICSI as well ) , I reach now around 2800 $ out of pocket ... and yes it is expensive :mad: , but as you say , a child has no price ... :)
IVF Melb just launched a brand new website : http://www.mivf.com.au/default.asp.
It might me worth having a look . It tells you all about the different steps of IVF , the costs . Medicare will help you with there " MEDICAL SAFETY NET " which will be automatically started with your first appointment with the clinic .
Have you managed to find out about the word ICSI ?
Please feel free to ask me any questions ...
Hope that will help you .
Take care .
Thanks for the web site i will have a look at it, although we are going through monash IVF but im sure the prices wont be too different. and i looked on the monash web site and they dont have prices.
I also found some info on icsi on the net, as that is all im doing lately is findy info on IVF from the net.
what would do with out the net.
That is what I could find with Monash talking about ICSI and Finances .
http://www.monashivf.edu.au/program/started/finance-all.html (Estimated Price per Treatment Cycle for Australian residents with a Medicare Card is available on request from any of our clinics. )
Hope that will help.
Hope everyone has a lovely evening!!
Beatrice your new pic made me hungry!!! Yummy french stick!!:smiliedance:
Catch you all tomorrow, if i dont get a chance to log on again tonight!!!
Sorry I was working today so couldn't get online sooner...
Thank you all for your kind words...It makes me feel a little better that I'm not on my own (eventhough I feel like I am).
Cindy...I'm glad you had a nice night out with hubby...It's amazing what a night out can do...
Leanne...welcome to this thread...I too am due to start soon, so perhaps we will ride those enourmous waves together.
What is the success rate for 2 embryo transfer compared to one when using ivf/icsi...I can't seem to find any research on it...
Have a great night and I'll check back in soon.
I'm glad you are feeling a bit better today.
Here are some information about success rates with 2 embryos : "Transferring two embryos effectively doubles the pregnancy rate for that attempt. Whilst there may be important qualifications with regard to embryo quality, in a practical sense, the greater the number of embryos transferred, the more likely you are to conceive. The biggest single advantage to transferring more than one embryo is to reduce the time to achieve a pregnancy. "
Number of embryos Live birth rate Multiple pregnancy rate
replaced per cycle
One 6.8% 4.7%
Two 16.8% 24.3%
Three 21.4% 32.6%
Hope that will help you.:D
Thanks for that, but what are the two lots of percentages for? I'm confused.
Sorry , my draw has disappear ... I'll try to make it looking better :
Number of embryos
replaced per cycle : one / two / three
Live birth rate : 6.8% / 16.8% / 21.4%
Multiple pregnancy rate : 4.7% / 24.3% / 32.6%
All I know , you basically double your chances of being pregnant if you transfer two embryos ( what I have been told byIVF ) .
Talk to you later.
Spiral & Fablis, check ur PM.
Hi everyone hope we all have a lovely day!!! Anyone out there???:D
Post for everyone's DH ...
Message from my DH to the other DH : " it's about time we got together and started airing our feelings" !!!! :eek:
Only just a thought from one of the DHs :ecomcity:
That was my DH ... who's in trouble AGAIN !!!! :kiss:
Going out for lunch . Have a good day girls ...
I'm baking cookies...yummy they are delicious.
Beatrice...How was lunch? I'm envious I've been stuck at home with nothing to do as my hubby has worked 7 days this week and it's not looking at ending anytime soon.
I think since he's working that hard I may need to insist on some help around the house. Ie cleaning lady...
How is everyone else today?
Hello Shajake ...
I wish I could smell your cookies from here !!!:chef: , good on you , hope your little one will enjoy having Mum cooking !!!
It was nice to go out for lunch with my DH ... has been a while ...
He's working a lot as well but I make sure that he sticks around otherwise he will hear me winging !!! and he's got his share in the house ... I'm cooking , he does the dishes :laughing:.
I hope you managed to read my massage with the percentage . We choose to transfer one at a time ... A bit too overwhelming for us .. One child will do ...:D
ENJOY YOUR COOKIES AND SAVE 1 OR 2 FOR US !!!:p
I sure will save a couple...
I'm not sure what I'll do re transferring 1 embryo or 2. All I know is I want 3 children and I'm not really keen to go back and do ivf for a third child. I guess we'll just wait and see what my dr has to say and then I'll make a decision after that. I know what my gut is telling me to do.
I already have 1 so I'm not sure how I will cope with having 2 at the same time(eventhough this is my preference). I'm a bit overwhelmed at the thought. But as I read more posts on this site, I see that others have coped okay with twins second time round.
I've been talking to people who have had twins the second time around and they say they would do it all again if they had the chance. So maybe it will be okay.
If g-d is meant for us to have only 1 more child then even if I transfer 2 embryos and only get 1 then that's what's meant to be. If I end with 2 beautiful babies then the extra one will be a bonus.
Lots to think about :eek: :banghead:
Hi Shajake, yummy cookies!!I think the same, if you are meant too have twins then you will. Thats how I feel about it. We put in 2 embryos for 4 cycles out of 6 and we were lucky enough to be blessed with Brady, so we were not meant to have twins first. For our second child I will be putting in 2 embryos again, and if the 2 survive, i would be rapt with a ready made family!!! Just means it was meant to be!:D :D
Beatrice, glad that you had a lovely day with your DH!! When are you going back to work, or are you on leave for a while? How are you feeling today?:p
Hi Bradysmum ...
How are you today ?
I'm on call for work Wednesday , and I asked to work on psychology ward , otherwise I will end up pushing beds and lifting patients .
I feel good and I still have to call the hospital everyday ... Today ,I had to take panadol for the first time since the transfer. I've been having pain like I was going to have my periods. My breast is not as sore but it's BIG !!!
Like all of you , one day I think I'm pregnant and the other day I'm not :confused: .
Because of my hyperstimulation , they told me that it could be hard for me to know what's what ...:o . Just have to wait ... but I'm sure , I will do a test next week ... I'm not very patient ...;)
Shajake : I think it's really on option that you and your DH has to talk and agree about ... but , remember to listen to your hart as well ...:)
Talk to you later Ladies.
My heart is saying to go the double embryo transfer...But I will wait till after my appointment to make up my final mind...
Hi Beatrice, its good that you wont be lifting patients, you need to take it easy!!
Good girl for calling the nurses. You should start to feel a bit better soon lovey and not to worry soon enough you will find out your results! My fingers, toes, legs and everything else are crossed for a BFP!!!!! :yelclap:
I talk about you girls to my best friend and family and even they are wishing you all luck!!
Shajake, listen to your heart. Decide how many embryos when the time comes!
After your appoinment and when treatment starts you will be able to think clearer and know exactly what you want to do!! I wish you the best of luck! Whatever decision you make will be the right one for you!!!xoxoxoxoxoxo OMG, does that make any sense? I was typing to fast!!:D
such a fun weekend - buying baby things!! Starting to get really tired though, and nausea is coming more often......im still spotting a bit too, only a small amount....
we used a HPT this morning - just to see the two lines, never seen that before in my life!!!!
Im off to the Dr today to get a blood test for Iron (im a vegetarian and I need to keep an eye on it, escpecially now!) I will ask him about the spotting as well - just to make sure its ok.
hope everyone is doing well today!
SPIRAL - CONGRATULATIONS - I AM SOOOO HAPPY FOR YOU!!! :yelclap: :smiliedance: I am sorry it took me so long to get back online but we had the busiest weekend ever! We seemed to have people popping in constantly and we were out on Saturday night with friends. Look forward to sharing the next eight months with you (although I don't think I'll make it that far!!).
Beatrice, my fingers, toes and everything you can think of are crossed for your BFP!! How many days post transfer are you now? Just so you know I got my positive with the HPT 8 days post transfer, although it was fairly faint. Hope you are not feeling too lousy.....
Cindy, I'm so glad you had a lovely night out on the weekend. I can't wait to hear about your scan on Friday... It so amazing to see your little blob(s) on the screen with a tiny little beating heart in the middle!! Good luck.
Shajake, I can tell you that I know exactly where you are coming from feeling down and really bad about the whole trying to conceive issue. For the last 4 1/2 years it has been the centre of my universe and you try and try to concentrate on other things but it always come back to the same thing. We all know what you are going through and can sympathise with you. I pray that you will have wonderful results with your IVF treatment.
Hi Leanne and welcome to the roller coaster. For your info, my treatment (up to and including one transfer and all the support medication) has cost me about $2,500.00 out of pocket and that is after Medicare and private health cover.
Hi JenNT! Thanks for your good wishes. I am so excited and just can't believe I am having twins. It might take a while to settle in I think!! :eek:
Bradysmum, I pm'd you!!
Hope you have a lovely day ladies!!
Hi Michelle and Kazza, sorry I posted my other reply without saying HI!! Thanks so much for your good wishes!!
Michelle, I am probably going to have LOTS of questions for you over the next few months so I really hope you hang around!! My first question is this (because this is what is worrying me the most) - how BIG did you get and did you become extremely uncomfortable?? I think that is my main concern. It is probably silly to worry but ......
Have a lovely day ladies and talk again soon..
I've dropping in to check on this very lucky thread for the last couple of weeks in the antcipation that I may be joining you guys soon. We have an appointment with a fertility specialist tomorrow... I can't wait I'm so excited :smiliedance:
So we are not sure yet what type of treatment that we will be needing just that we have to use Dh's frozen spermies so IVF may be a possibility!
Anyways just wanted to introduce myself and congratulate all the mummy to be's and say goodluck to Beatrice hopefully the next 2 weeks fly by for you!!
Hi Ladies ...
Thanks Fablis for your nice words . I'm now 4 days post transfer ( last Thursday ) and getting impatient !!!! It would be hard for me to do an early PT because of the hyperstimuation ... it will be positive anyway ...:( , but I will do one late next week !!! I'm still feeling nauseated , having abdo pain ( like I 'm going to have my periods ) and have been very tired since yesterday ... but I think my body is starting to rest a bit after all this drugs .. or it my be something else !!!:laughing:
It must so exciting for you to think that you carrying 2 little ones .... Take care and take it easy .
Spiral : keep this little PT so you can remember it in 10 years ... Great thing to do Baby shopping ... Good luck with the Doctor .
JenNT , Michell and Kassa : Thanks Girls for you support , it's nice to know that people like you stick around . We always need people that I have been through this ...:thumbsup:
sunflower : welcome on board to the lucky thread .. you never know what can happen on this one !!! we have surprises every week !!! Which IVF are you going through when you'll start ?
Hope Cindy, Shajake and Bradysmum are ok ...:p
Talk to you later Ladies ...
Just thought I would touch base. It has been busy in here over the week-end.
Spiral: baby shopping it is so much fun. Hope everything is going well with you.
Beatrice; 4 days down, 10 days to go. I hope the time flys by for you. Have heaps of rest if you can, your poor body has been through alot in the last few weeks. Take care.
Welcome our new ladies, if I can be of any help let me know.
Better get back to work.
Hi Kerri, how's your bubby going inside your tummy? When is your due date, is it late June/early July maybe?
Beatrice, just wanted to let you know that we are still here and we haven't desserted you!! Like Kerri said, only 10 days until your blood test. You're nearly half way there - YAY :yelclap:
And we're still here for you too Shajake, my fingers are crossed that this turns out to be the really really lucky thread and we all end up pregnant. We are doing pretty well so far!! :D
Hi everyone, hope you are all well!!!
Spiralgirl & Fablis, hope you two mummies are both well today!! If you havent already bought one and you want a good pregnancy book buy, UP THE DUFF, by Kaz Cooke, its too too funny:laughing: , you will love it!! Have a great night, hopefully chat tomorrow!!
Beatrice, hope you had a great day!! WOW, tomorrow will be 5 days, post transfer, almost a week gone!! Not long to go now,:fingerscrossed: .
Shajake, hope all is well. I took your advice and bought Brady one of those sleeping bag things cause he is still sleeping in our room in the bassinette, i feel more at ease now!! Thanx.;)
Sunflower, welcome!! Hope everything goes well for you!! Keep posting!!
Kerri, hope you and bubs are well, how far along are you?
Sorry if i forgot anyone, my brains not working well today, the little ones not feeling well. Catch you all tomorrow, take care guys!!!xoxoxoxox
I'm counting the days backward now ... I'm back to work Wednesday :D ... keep my mind busy ...
I really hope your little man will feel better ...:hugs:
Have a good nignt .
Glad to see that everyone is doing well today...
Bradysmum...I'm glad that you're more relaxed now...My DS lived in sleeping bags till last winter...I love them...He still asks me for them...What's up with your little one? Why is he unwell?
Shajake, im not really sure. we went to my in laws and he started crying pretty bad about half an hour later. I couldn't settle him at all and he was very tired but didn't want to sleep. Anyways, eventually he calmed down, i took his temp about 20 times, all normal (lucky) but he looked a little pale. I gave him panadol and within 5 mins he was fine, still a little restless but not so upset. He is in bed now and seems fine. It just freked me out cause he has never been sick before except when he had his needles and its the first time he has had panadol for being unwell. I think it might have been his tummy cause he kept crunching up his little legs. Poor little man, its too scary when they feeling a bit off isnt it? Did i jump the gun by giving him panadol or do you think i did the right thing? thanks for your concern!:o
well I wont even try to repsond to everyone, as i will just forget someone - as I am such a nappy brain at the moment! i cant remember anything! lol so i will just say *HUGS * to everyone and thanks for all your congratualtions
I have bought quite a few little things for bub now - but leaving some big purchases for later....I feel that I might get a tonne of stuff from other mamas, and my little sprout already got their first present from a friend of mine!
I bought my first maternity clothes yesterday - i know its a bit early for that, but found some very very very comfy pants in Kmart and a great top in Target - the top in target was reduced to $2 can you believe it?!?!?!? anyway Im rambling
i saw my Dr yesterday, and he did blood tests for iron levels and lots of otherr stuff.....he told me NOT to take iron tablets until after 12 weeks, he said the only suppliments that pregnant mamas should take up until then is folate...but he did the tests anyway so we can know where we stand...
I asked him about my bleeding as well, as Im still having a bit of spotting...he said not to worry - that if its not heavy, and its not accompanied by huge pain, then its ok...i still wish it would go away!!
Im off to a gathering of mamas today - a hippy mama friend of mine has a "pamper day" every full moon and new moon, so I am going along! Sucha beautiful group of women, with gorgeous kids, great energy to be around with my growing child!
Cant wait to have my scan, it doesnt quite seem real at the moment!!
hope everyone has a magical day
p.s. hope your little fella feels better soon bradysmum
Hi Ladies ...
Poor Little Man Brady ... From what I hear from other Mum , Panadol is a great medication as long as you don't abuse it .. It's very hard at that age to figure out what's wrong but it may very well be abdo cramp ? how old is he now ?
One of my Girlfriend is using a natural herb syrup to settle abdo cramp which works really well .. I will ask her ... Good luck and a big cuddle to Brady.:hugs:
Have a great "Pamper Day " Spiral and spoil yourself ... Glad that everything went well with your Dr .
Have a beautiful days Ladies.
Bradysmum, hi, hope your little man is feeling better this morning. I can only imagine that it you feel very helpless when your little bubba can't tell you how they're feeling or what is wrong....
Spiral, you sound so blissfully happy - that's wonderful!
Beatrice, only 9 days to go now!!
I am feeling a little down today, because I noticed that I was spotting when I got up this morning. It is only brown and when I rang my clinic, the my doctor's assistant told me not to panic if it is only brown and not heavy and not accompanied by any pain. She told me that my doctor was very happy with what he saw during my scan on Friday, so to try and relax but to call back in the event that the spotting became full on bleeding. I can't help but panic, after all that I have been through in the past. I am TRYING to remain calm but it is virtually impossible. I am going to go and bury myself in some work for a while and hopefully the next time I go to the loo, the spotting will have stopped! Sorry for the whinge girls ....
Hope you have a lovely day and will chat later.
Beatrice, hiya!! Brady is much better today, he woke up at 6:00 with the biggest smile ever :D and seems like his old self!! That would be great if you could find out what herb your friend uses, thanx!! Hope you have a lovely day!! Chat soon!!
Spiralgirl, glad that you are feeling well, im sure the spotting will stop very soon!!
Oh no, you have pregnancy brain, LOL!!!xoxox
Have a nice day everyone!!!xoxoxoxoxxo:p
Bradysmum : I'm glad that your little one is feeling better this morning ...:thumbsup: . Yes , I will let you know about this syrup .
Fablis : I'm sure things will settle ... But it must be hard feeling ... We are all with you ... and let us know how you go ... don't work too much , your little one are going to have a headache otherwise :p
Sorry Beatrice i forgot to reply when you asked how old Brady was, he turns 3months on the 4th of March!! He has started laughing and grabbing onto things and is turning into a little cheeky monkey!!:smiliedance: At the moment we are trying to organise his Christening and have had to change the date about 3 times already, so now it is on the 11th of June!
Im praying soooooooooooo hard for you!!!! Hopefully this week goes fast!!!!!!!
Have you been talking to your little emby? xoxoxo
Hi Bradysmum .
Yes , I do talk to me " little Darling " everyday .. telling him/her what's happening , wishing good night and good morning .
I'm actually back into playing piano and singing which I haven't done for a while and I thought it could be a good opportunity to get back into it :D
It's a funny feeling though : when I talk to him/her sometimes I really believe in what I'm doing and sometimes and stop myself and say "I'm probably talking to no one , or talking to myself " !!!! ... but I still talk ,pray and rubbing my tommy 1000 times a day :laughing: ...
Your little one must be adorable ... and good luck for the organization of the Christening ...
Hi Kerri, how's your bubby going inside your tummy? When is your due date, is it late June/early July maybe?
Hi Fablis, I am 25 weeks today, yeah. I had my appointment with my OB who was also my IVF specialist and bub is getting so big. I am due on the 12 June but at this stage my Ob is concern with my plantica being at the front and low lying so today he has informed me that he would like to do a c section on the 30 May. I am a little disappointed not having a viginal birth, but at the end of the day I don't care how bub is born as long as bub and I are healthy. I really like my fertility specialist and I am so glad that he is now my OB.
If you havent already bought one and you want a good pregnancy book buy, UP THE DUFF, by Kaz Cooke,
I love this book it is such a good light hearted read.
spiralgirl, I hope your bleeding stops, I know that it is still a worry. I hope you have a nice "pamper day" .
I hope everyone is going well.
A big hello everyone today...:)
Beatrice...Hang in there...Not long now...How many days 9 I think till you have your blood test.
Bradysmum...Panadol is fine...my DS got panadol for the first time when he was just 8 days old...It's fairly safe and hard to od on...Go with you gut. When my DS is sick my gp always says if you give a kid panadol and they perk up then you can be fairly sure that they have a mild infection or something mild going on...The time to worry is when a temp stays high, they stop drinking milk or water any type of fluids really, they are lethargic or just generally you feel that they haven't been the same for a while...My DS Jake, doesn't really get sick, but when he does it usually means we need to make a trip to the gp or hospital because he gets really sick quickly...Go with your gut and Brady will let you know...I also never force medicine like Panadol or nurofen or the cough medicines for kids because I don't want Jake to be afraid of taking medicine.
He was quite sick last year with croup and then a throat and ear infection. He was sick for about 3 weeks, and I made the mistake of putting his antibiotics into his chocolate milk...He now doesn't drink chocolate milk. If they have to have the medication like antibiotics or things like that then yes you need to force, if it's just panadol or something of the like, don't force, you might just have to deal with a grumpy child (which is no fun).
I'm glad that Brady is feeling better today and I think you did the right thing giving him some panadol.
Fablis...Thanks for your kind words and it's nice to know that you'll still be checking in every now and again to check up and see how all of us are going with our treatments. How are you today? Don't worry too much about the spotting (as worrisome as it is). I spot bleed for the first trimester with Jake and managed to go to full term...If it's brown blood, it usually means that it's dirty blood left over from last month, or it's the embryo(in your case embryos) implanting themselves. If the bleeding increases and becomes pink or red in colour with or without pain then ring your dr asap and get them to check you out.
For everyone else how are you all going? I don't remember what everyone asked. so big hugs :hugs: to everyone on the thread.
As for me, just counting down for Monday (only 6 days to go) to meet specialist and determine start date. I can't believe that it's so close now...It seemed like ages ago when I made the appointment (4 months in fact).
I must be off now, got lots of client work to catch up with.
I will check in again later.
Have a great afternoon.
Shajake, thats right, not long to go till your appointment!! We will all be here for you! Thanks for your advice, its really appreciated, thankyou!!!:p
Hi everyone. My spotting seems to have slowed to just about nothing, which is a relief!! I am going to try and stop being so negative from now on.... :)
Beatrice, you keep on talking to your little embie - sending lots of good vibes !! :hugs:
Shajake, only six days to your appointment. It seems like that has come around really quickly. You must be getting really excited!! :smiliedance:
Bradysmum, I have just started reading Up the Duff by Kaz Cook and already it is making me laugh. :laughing: I love it !!
Spiral, hope you are travelling okay ....
Have a lovely evening girls and I'll chat tomorrow.
Hi Fablis .
I'm sooooo glad to hear that things has settle ...:thumbsup: , try to relax now ... easy to say and hard to do :p . Take it easy though ...
Shajake :just few days to go before you know what's going to happened .. at least ... hang on ... I was really impressed with the advise you gave to Bradysmum this morning ... God , I will ask you questions when I'll have mine !!!:D
I'll think we will have a busy week again , next week ;)
Bradysmum :the syrup I was talking about is :" GRIPE WATER " from CORAMS . You will find this product in the Baby section ( with nappy , wipes .. ) at Safeway . It is for WIND AND GRIPING PAINS and it's all natural . I hope it helps ...
Hope everybody is traveling OK ...
Beatrice, thanx for that!! Hope you had a great day!! From tomorrow only 8 days to go!!!:fingerscrossed:
Shajake, hope you had a great day too! Brady had a great day today and is snuggled away in bed!! Only 5 days to go from tomorrow!!:fingerscrossed:
Fablis, how did you put your pic on your posts? Im so dumb i have no idea how and i wanna put a pic of Brady there? Can someone help me please!!!:eek:
Spiral, how you feeling today, hope you had a nice relaxing day!!
Hope everyone is well, and that you all have a lovely evening!!:hugs:
Hope all is well. i have been reading the posts but i havent had time to reply as i have been working. well i just got my registration pack in the mail yeaterday and have been busy trying to read it all.
i also had my blood test on monday and are booked in for an ultrasound o the 7 th march then the counselling on the 14 and the nurse meeting on the 28th then we will be able to make a app with the dr. and hopefully everything can get started. well i almost have something on each week so that should keep me busy.
well im off to work for the day ( i work in childcare).
i will check in tonight when i get home.
hope you all have a good day.
Hi Leanne, hope you have a great day at work!! Sounds like things are about to start happening for you!! Wish you lots of luck!!:fingerscrossed: Keep us posted!!
I had a great time yesterday - my friend had homemade lots of face masks, foot scrubs etc that were safe for use in pregnancy - so i had a proper pamper!!! It was lovely! I also got lots of cuddles from my friends baby, and i was just surrounded by little ones.....It was great!
she also gave me a preseent! She had made a "tummy balm" for me to rub in as my tummy grows - to help with stretch marks etc, and it is all natural! I was very touched!
Im also starting to look into my birthinbg option, and totally overwhelmed by it all! There is lots to think about........
so how is everyone going??????
leanne - its very exciting - you are just at the beginning of your journey to a precious child!!!!!
fablis - great to hear that the spotting has gone away! I have been a bit nervous because of my spotting, but I keep telling myself that this child has waited a long time to become part of my family, and it doent plan on going anywhere anytime soon!!
Beatrice - cant wait to hear your result - when do u have a test??? keep talking to the little emby and tell it to find a nice place to snuggle in there!!
Shajake - really exciting, you are nearly there and starting the beautiful journey to a little one/ or ones!!!
Kassa - oh that is a shame! I hope all goes well and you are right, the most important thing is that the bub is healthy, and arrives in this world happy and healthy, but I think i would need to grieve if I were not able to have a vaginal birth.......hugs to you
sunflower- how did your appointment go?
bradysmum - oh i hope you work out how to post a photo, id love to see the little guy!!
Spiral, im so glad you had a lovely day yesterday!! You deserve it after the pressures you been through!! WOW, you will be having a scan soon yeah? Do you know when it is, how exciting!!! Hope today is as good as yesterday for you!!! Take care of yourself and the little one!!:D
Morning everyone!! I am soooo tired. I am really struggling with work. Hopefully the fatigue will wear off very soon. :sleeping:
Kerri, I agree with you that it doesn't matter how bub makes his/her entrance into this world!! I think it is probably very likely that I will have to have a c-section as well, and that kind of disappoints me but on the other hand, it doesn't really matter. When will you find out for sure??
Beatrice, only eight more sleeps!! How are you coping with the 2 week wait? I know you're back at work today.... :)
Bradysmum, the little picture up the top is called the Avatar. You need to go to the User Control Panel, Edit Avatar, click on the Use Custom Avatar button and then upload the picture that you want to use from your computer. See how you go with that :thumbsup:
Leanne, you must be getting very excited the closer you get to starting your treatment. I know how excited I was!! :yelclap:
Spiral, are you having a scan soon? How far along are you and do you have to have repeat blood tests to make sure your hcg is rising?? Sounds like you are thoroughly enjoying the journey so far. I need to take a leaf out of your book. At the moment I feel far too stressed and worry about every little niggle, twinge or little pull that I feel...
Hope you have a lovely day ladies, chat later ...
My scan is on the 15th march - so still 2 weeks to wait until that! ( cant wait to have that scan - however I think the next 2 weeks will pass much much faster than that awful 2WW!)
I havent been told to have any repeat blood tests......
Fablis - maybe i am seeming to be all calm, but trust me, I have been worried about every little twinge and cramp and pain........i had an awful stomach cramp yesterday and it really worried me
I have also had a swollen thyroid the last few days ( always happens when i am a bit stressed out) and i wish it would go away, it makes me worry that the thyroid will affect the bub....
anyway I will just go and eat and be merry! lol
Hey girls just so you know it is sooooooooooooo normal to have twinges and cramps and pulling pains in yous belly right now!! I was worried too when I was pregnant but everyone told me it was normal and they had it too and its the truth!! So dont worry to much mummies, all will be fine with your little ones!!!:smiliedance:
Bradysmum, how did you going with putting your picture up??
Appointment went really well we don't have to do IVF just IUI. I've got a couple of blood tests to do and a pelvic ultrasound (internal and abdominal) which is a bit scary! I know with IVF you have to have a few so can i ask some questions...are they really uncomfortable or do they hurt? will a female do it? with a pap smear and 2 internals (one really horrible) in the past 2 weeks I think I've had enough of everyone prodding around down there!:eek: Isn't it fun being a female sometimes, Dh gets away without doing anything!!:mad:
Once I get all that done I think I just have to wait for my next period and then we can get started. YIPEE :smiliedance
Not sure you guys still want me hanging around, not don't know where i belong now...
Hi girls, hope you are all having a great day. So much reading to catch up on in this thread it seems to be quite popular.
Fablis I'm so relieved for you that the spotting has stopped it must have been a bit scary.
Beatrice over half way now, good luck with your results, the waiting seems so long.
Spiralgirl sounds like you had a great day, it's nice to do something just for yourself.
Shajake & Leanne not long to go now, fingers crossed for both of you.
Kassa I wouldn't mind what sort of birth either, just that bubs was healthy.
Bradysmum do put up a picture, we all want to see the little man.
I shopped on the weekend with my winnings and got a couple of shirts a jacket and a pair of trousers. Went to the beach yesterday morning with my mum, sister and nephew. We couldn't stay for long though, too hot it was 38 here yesterday. Nice to get home to cool airconditioning, the dog loves it too.
Got my bloodtest tommorrow, which should shed some light, then the scan on Friday. I think I've lost some of my pregnancy symptoms, although I still feel a bit sick and very tired. This might sound weird but has anyone had peeling nipples, like you've been out in the sun, they seem pretty dry. Just wondered if this was normal.
Talk to you later, Cindy
Hi Sunflower I've had a lot of internals now. I've had them done by male and female, no difference to me though. Only slight discomfort if your ovaries are in weird positions as one of mine is. My DH had to get his kit out and have an external ultrasound so that made me feel a bit better. haha
Stay around if you want the more the merrier. ;)
Cindy, the nipples thing is pretty normal from what i know cause i had the same thing!! They look funny yeah,:laughing: LOL!!! In glad you spent your winnings on some great things!!!
Sunflower, the scans don't hurt!! U will be fine darl!!:o
Fablis, the only pics i have of Brady are on my email, can i use them or not,do they have to be different ones? Sorry, im a bit dumb!!:confused:
Beatrice, Shajake, Kassa, spiral and Leanne have a nice day! Chat soon!!!
Hope you all have had a great day. i was just wanting to know if anyone can help me with this question. i was told to have my ultrasound blood and for my DP to have a blood test and semen analaysis then counselling then make a app to see the dr. but we are also having a nurses group meeting to discuss the in's and out's of IVf. does anyone think it would matter if i went to see the dotor before the nurses meeting, or should i wait till after.
i just want to really get everything started so wait is just so hard.
Someone help me please.:confused:
DH had his first semen analysis with our GP, who then referred us to the IVF clinic. After our first appointment with the Dr (specialist) DH had another semen analysis and we had our blood tests done. Then a second appointment with the Dr who told us our options and IVF was agreed upon. Then we had our nurses appointment to fill out all of the paper work and the ultrasounds, more blood tests and treatment started after that. Then lastly we saw the embryologist, just before egg retrieval. We didn't have counselling, don't know why, I think it was optional. Hope this makes sense, Cindy
Thanks cindy for your info. i think i might just ring my specalist and see what he says. counselling is now done by law, so we have to do it. anyway going out for a bit will check back later.
Leanne...Which clinic are you going through and who is your specialist?
Hi guys, i worked out how to do the avatar with the help of my sister-in-law, that is my beautiful boy Brady!!! Hope you like!!:smiliedance:
Hi Bradysmum, what a cutie, you're very lucky :)
Good morning to all.
Hi Shajake, i live in melbourne and we are going through monash Ivf in clayton and my specalist is Dr Lawerance. What about you where are you from?
Well im of to work for the day now and i have a metting after work so i wont be home till about 8.30pm.
I might check in when i get home, but if i dont its because i was too busy. other wise i will check in tomorrow morning before work.
Hope you all have a great day.
Leanne, what exactly is IUI? I have heard it referred to many times but I am curious what the difference is between it and IVF? My DH and I didn't have counselling before undergoing IVF, although it was made available to us and occasionally I thought that I would give them a call to make an appointment, but never did end up doing so. Don't stress about the internals love, you'll be pretty used to them in no time!! ;)
Cindy, yes my spotting has stopped but I am still have these weird sharpe jabbing type feelings down below :o I hope it is nothing to worry about. Good on you going shopping. I think there is no better way to make yourself feel better!! Can't wait for your scan on Friday, please make sure you let us know how you go!
Bradysmum, your little man is a spunk!! You must be soooooooo in love :hugs:
Beatrice, one week down, only one to go. Thinking of you and hope you are feeling okay ....
Spiral, how are you today? How is your spotting going? Slowing down for you I hope ...
Hi Shajake, Kerri and Michelle. Hope you all have a lovely day :)
Hope everyone is having a great day.
Bradysmum - Brady is adorable, love the pic.
Cindy - As Bradysmum said, it is normal. My nipples also had heaps of dry skin around them. Weird Ha. Sounds like you had a good time shopping
Beatrice - Not long to go now, you are on the home stretch
Leannej- Good luck with all your appointments
Sunflower - It is good that you are starting to get some answers, Good luck with IUI. My sister -in-law conceived there little girl with IUI.
Sprilgirl- I hope the two weeks fly for you, scans are so exciting to see bub on the screen.
Fablis - I found the fatigue lasted the first trimester, I know it is tough and you have no energy. Fingers crossed that you get no morning sickness.
Shajake- Not long now until your appointment.
Glad to hear that everyone is doing so well.
Sunflower- we tried IUI before going on to IVF. Unfortunately it didn't work, but it does have a high success rate. Hopefully you won't have to go to IVF!
Lisa- the IUI is when they get your hubby's gear and insert it into you via a catheter through your cervix. (sorry to be so blunt!!!) It's kinda like when you have the embryo transfer. It's a wonder your doctors didn't try that with you before going to IVF. By the way, how are the little twins cooking?!! Are you going to find out what they are? We didn't, but it was very hard!
Hope everyone has a great day!!
Hi Kerri! Yes, fatigue is the biggest symptom for me. I hate getting out of bed in the mornings and I am falling asleep in front of the telly at 8:30pm! Hopefully my energy levels will pick up again soon.
Hi Michelle! I am finding it so hard to try and relax about my little bubbas. I had a tiny bit of brown blood on Tuesday but that has gone now, although I am still have a really light brown creamy discharge (sorry - tmi :o ) I am also having weird sharpe jabbing type pains around my private area which come and go !! Did you have anything like that? I am soooo worried and don't know whether to ring my doctor again. He told me that if it makes me feel any better, I can come in twice a week for a scan if I want, but I really don't want to be a great big whinger!! Sorry Michelle for the little vent. I did tell you I would have lots of questions for you :laughing:
Fablis, Hi ya!! I had brown discharge and brown spotting early on in my pregnancy and everything was ok! I called the doc and was told that it is normal to have that sometimes as long as its not red and accompanied by bad pains! Also (sorry about this) when we had sex the same thing happenend when i was pregnant, so i was to scared to do it!! Poor hubby!! I remember being in bed at 8:30, i used to fall asleep on the couch sitting up!! I never knew what tired meant until i was pregnant! Are you more hungry now? And the cramps are normal, i used to have really bad pains down there and i was so scared, i always felt like i was gonna get a period for ages, its all the stretching involved in your uterus. Especially cause you are having twins, your uterus will be working overtime!! Hope it helps, if you are relly concerned call the doc everyday if you want, they are your babies and don't feel like whinger, your allowed to be concerned!!xoxoxoxoxoxox
Beatrice, 1 week to go!!!Wont be long now until you know!!!:fingerscrossed:
Cindy, i bet your excited about your scan!! Cant wait to hear from you tomorrow!!! Im so excited for you!!:smiliedance:
Kerri ,Sunflower and Leanne, hope you all have a lovely day!! Talk to you guys soon!!
Shajake, how are you today!!Not long till your appointment!!
Spiral, hope you and bubs are well! Hope to hear from you soon!!
Bradysmum, you are a champ!! :kiss: You put my mind at ease knowing that it is quite normal to have those sorts of symptoms. I have been too embarrassed to say, but my spotting actually started after having sex!! :o It was the first time we have had sex since my egg pick up and look what happens! No wonder we are scared of it. My doctor told me last Friday that it is safe to have intercourse and it won't cause a miscarriage, however, some women will spot after sex and it is safest to abstain for a while. So I will definitely be abstaining for a while :D Luckily my DH is very understanding. He said to me one night that he does not want to do ANYTHING to jeopardise this pregnancy and if that means no sex, then so be it. Sweet!
Thanks again Bradysmum. It is soooo good to have you here as a sounding board.
Please try not to worry too much! Ha Ha ha! I worried through the whole pregnancy, so how can I say that. Because everything will be alright, and don't worry yourself into something being wrong... if you know what i mean!
The cramps are totally normal. Mine actually got worse throughout the pregnancy. I bet you are really hungry. I had to eat every half hour until I was about 16wks! I even ate a whole sweet chilli pull-apart from Bakers Delight by myself! Another thing was I got Braxton Hicks start from about 16wks. But I didn't know that that's what they were. I just thought it was one of the babies balling up.
Just wait until you feel the movement! It is unreal. The first time I felt one of them, I was half asleep and I actually hit my belly cause I thought it was a spider crawling over it!! Poor bubba, turned out to be Layla!!
Just enjoy the pregnancy, it is just a wonderful experience.
Talk to ya
Thats ok Fablis, im glad i could help!! We were to scared to have sex after that!!!:eek:
Thanks Michelle!! Yes I am always starving!! I have put on one kilo already. I know that doesn't sound a lot but I don't usually put weight on!! I suppose I had better get used to it! How far along were you when you first felt your babies move?
Hi Ladies ...
Dear me , that lots of things are happening... and when you miss 1 day , it's hard to catch up with everything ... It looks that the group is getting bigger and it's absolutly wonderful.
Bradysmum :your little Man is a cuty .. feel like giving him a big hug . I hope his feeling alright now .
Kassa and Michelle : : thanks for sticking around with us ... what a team...:yelclap: . Hope everything is alright for you Kassa.
Sunflower of course we want you around :thumbsup: . The scans don't hurt , it might be a bit uncomfortable .It's a good sign that you go for IUI ...
Leanne :it looks like that things are happening very fats now ..... We went to see the Dr first then Nurse and Councellor the same day NOT TO WASTE TOO MUCH TIME !!! could not wait to get everything started !!!
I hope our 3 beautiful MUMMY TO BE are alright ... few scans coming up :D . Hope that things settles a bit for you Fablis.. sending lots of gooooooood vibes to all your Family . A Big day tomorow Cindy ... yeah ... please let us know !! can't wait ... Spiral : hope you still feel relaxed after the amazing "pamper day " you had ...
Shajake : Just few days to go ... hang on .. the big step in few days .. we are all with you .. Any more cookies cooking ???? !!!!
Well , I start to be very IMPATIENT ... :banghead: .The sides effect from the hyperstimulation are slowly going away from my system ... I'm now Day 7 post transfer and I feel good. I so badly want to do a test ... it's very hard to resist but I know it's too early ... The only "strange " thing that I have are my nipples ( sorry Girls ), they are double there normal size and brown .. due to hyperstimiulation ??? that's what drives me crazy ... not to know if it's me or the rest of the treatment ...
I'm going shopping now ... back of the " Lucky thread " later.
Have a good day Ladies
Hi Beatrice, I know it is hard to tell the difference between pregnancy symptoms at this stage, but dont worry, theres not long to wait now!! Are you gonna do a HPT next week before your blood test? Im not sure if your nipples are brown and bigger due to hyperstimulation as when i had hyperstimulation i didnt have those symptoms and i wasn't pregnant!! Maybe its a good sign!!!!:fingerscrossed:
Hope you have a great day!! Did you work yesterday? Chat soon!!xoxox
And YES , I will do a test Thusday :p ( IF I'm a good girl and IF I can wait until then !! probably Sunday if I'm nauty :laughing: ).
I went back to work yesterday , and it was a very civilized shift !!! Working Saturday and Sunday. I'm usually working 5 days a week but been casual gives me the opportunity to slow down at the moment ...
Hope you enjoying that HOOOOOOt weather in Melbourne !
Lisa, I first felt the bubs move around week 16. Loved every minute of it and wish I was pregnant again!
Beatrice, I was really naughty and took a test at about day 13. They tell you not to, but I just couldn't wait!! Good Luck!
Bradysmum, your little man is absolutely gorgeous! And you're nearly past those hard first 3 months! Won't be long and he'll be starting to try and roll!
Have a great arvo girls!
Wow - I missed so much in such a short amount of time!!!
Beatrice - Ohhhh during my 2ww my nipples got bigger and browner! I hope that means you will be getting good news soon!! Im sorry, I know how hard it is looking for any sign and Im making it worse!
Fablis - I am getting lots of cramps too! I was starting to worry a bit, I have bene getting cramps along the front of my lower abdomen and between my legs....but thankfully my spotting is all gone! :) Hubby and I havent been game to have sex since the transfer,and I dont think we will.......He said he is happy to abstain for the whole pregnancy if its better for the bub ( such a sweetie)
I so glad to hear that my hunger isnt all in my mind!! So many people have been telling me not to eat so much, but i keep saying, well If I feel the need to eat more, i will, Im not going to diet when Im pregnant!! Sprout needs food, i will give it food!
I have been eating 4 meals a day, plus snacks! They have all been healthy foods (except the Pizza last night) My hubby is stunned at the amount of food i am consuming, but Im just always hungry!
I no longer seem to have as much fatigue, and no nausea, so i cant wait to have a scan to make sure all is still ok ( oh Im such a panicer)
Been busy looking for names for the little one (hubby and I are VERY different and we cant agree on anything) and we have been trying to decide the whole time we were TTC ( 5 years!!!) We have decided on a girls name, but the boys name is poving to be very hard!
Both Hubby and I both have a feeling that its a girl anyway, bu we still better work out a boys name in case!
anyway hope you are all having a beautiful day
Beatrice, i know the weather is hot today, at least my washing will dry on the line!! Where abouts in Melb are you located? North, south, east or west? Im in the northern suburbs.xoxox
Noah&Laylasmum, Yeah, the first three months are a little hard and very demanding but i just love being a mum. After waiting for so long to be a mum it still feels surreal sometimes!! Brady has just started grabbing his toys and today he was putting them in his mouth, too cute. He makes me cry when he laughs at me, it just feels you up with so much emotion!! I cant wait for him to roll! Are you planning on having any more little ones? I get so clucky still and it freaks me out that Brady isn't my newborn any more! I never understood how mothers with babies would get all emotional at seeing a newborn when they have a baby already, but now i understand!xoxox
Spiral, you eat all the food you want! If the bubs wants it, you give it and enjoy it, LOL!!! You need all the extra energy anyway!!I used to stand in front of the pantry for ages and suss out what i wanted to eat all day almost!!Good luck with the girls name! we had the same problem, we knew we would call him Brady, i loved that name for the last 10 years, but the girls name was harder. If we had a girl it would have been Mia. Take care.xoxox
Girls, I just saw my bubbas again!! :smiliedance: When I went to the loo at lunch time I had a bit of bright red spotting. Of course I s**t myself (sorry about the language) and called my Dr straight away. They said come in and when my Dr did the scan, all is well. Both twins are exactly where they should be, the size they should be and have strong little heartbeats!! They are now 1.11cm (big blob) and 1.08cm (little blob). What a relief!! I just can't believe that I am having all this spotting when everything seems to be fine :confused:
Had to let you all know!! Have a lovely everning girls and we'll chat tomorrow :hugs:
Oh Fablis, that is scary for you. Thankgod everything is ok. Its amazing what your body does when you are pregnant isn't it!! Big:hugs: to you and your little big blob and little blob...too cute!!!Glad everything is fine!!
Have a great night sweetie!!xoxoxoxox
I got my login for this site months ago when I first found out I was pregnant to be due in August. I never posted anything as it was my fourth pregnancy since my last child. I lost the baby at the end of January. We have been trying for number two for 2 years. I found out 4 days ago that I will be needing to go for IVF. I am feeling very positive about this but a little scared going into the unknown. I will be starting my treatment in May so still have a little time to do my research. Any stories or tips from others who have gone through IVF would be such a help. I do hope all goes well for you.:banghead:
Hi Liviesmum and a BIG welcome to this thread ...
You have been going through a hard time you and your DH and I dearly hope that IVF will work for you .We will help you as much as we can . There are other Ladies that will start soon as well ... so between the "Mum to be " , the " Mum already " and the one like me who are going through , I'm sure you will find some answers. Where do you live and which hospital will you going with ? Take care and keep us posted .:D
Fablis : Oh my God , what a fright ... that would have been so scary . You did the right thing to rush to your Dr ... and you got to see your little one at the same time ...:p , must be soooooo cute ... a big hug to both of them :hugs:
Bradysmum : I leave near Frankston , at the limit of the Peninsula ... . Do you know the area ? What you said about Brady made me cry !!! I'm a bit emotional at the moment ...
Michelle : like you , I will DEFINITELY not wait ...:rolleyes:
Spiral :Good luck with the girls name!, must so enjoyable to go through that stage ...
Good night Girls , Talk to you tomorrow.
Liviesmum, so happy that you are joining us on this lucky thread!! I really hope your IVF journey goes well and doesn't take you long! Im very sorry about your loss, that must have been so hard for you, i can't even comprehend what you must have gone through:hugs: . You will get loads of support here with us girls and never be embarassed or ashamed to share your feelings!
One bit of advice i would give you is to be strong with your partner and stick together through the IVF. It can get a bit stressful and if you support eachother it will hopefully make it easier!! hope it helps.xoXo:p
Beatrice, sorry that i made you cry when you read my post, but every time i look at Brady i remember how hard it was for us to have him and it still fills up so much emotion for me. Your hormones are going crazy hey, thats a good sign!!I live near Melb Airport area past Tullamarine, quite far from Frankston!!
Better go to bed now:sleeping: , catch you guys tomorrow!!:p
hope everyone has a great day. im off to work again. i will be able to talk more over the weekend.
Hey Beatrice i live near frankston. i live in cranbourne not far from u.
anyway have go go to work now.:(
Me 23yrsHim 23yrs
TTC 2 yrs
Well, I've done it ... a pregnancy test this morning and came ABSOLUTELY NEGATIVE . Nothing at all , not even a tiny second line ... :( .
I don't know if it could still become positive by next week ... I feel " empty" all the sudden ... Had a big cry and I'll try to move on for the rest of the day , try to think of something else .
Hope you're having a lovely day Girls .
Take to you later.
Welcome Liviesmum!! I wish you the very best of luck for your journey through IVF. I won't say that it is easy (and I only did one cycle) but I'll say that it has definitely been rewarding!! Stay strong and positive and close with your DH and you will be fine. :hugs:
Beatrice, only six sleeps to go!! Let us know if you decide to do a HPT over the weekend. I can't wait to find out if you are pregnant!! :D
Bradysmum, I can only imagine the love you feel for your little man. That truly is the reason why we put ourselves through all of this, isn't it? It's because we want to feel that unconditional love for our child. Enjoy every moment!!
Cindy, thinking of you today when you go for your scan. Can't wait to hear how you go!!
Spiral, how are you today. Thank God your spotting has stopped. My red spotting from yesterday has stopped now and hopefully it will stay away forever!!
Hi Leanne, hope you have a lovely day!!
Talk later girls!! :)
Beatrice, please dont let this dishearten you. I know its hard not to and i know exactly what you are feeling right now, been through that plenty of times, but just wait till the final blood test! I wanna give you a big hug!:hugs:
You do know that some HPT do come up negative even if you are pregnant. My best friend did at least 6 and they were all negative and she was pregnant!
Im not saying that you are or your not but please just wait till your blood test!
xoxoxox BIG HUGS AND KISSES TO YOU!!!
I have to go out now but i will check on you soon!!
Oh Beatrice, please don't feel too disappointed yet! It may be still too early!! Most ladies don't get a BFP until about 10 days post transfer, so keep your chin up and maybe do another test in a couple of days.
Thinking of you and sending you a big hug :hugs:
Thanx for letting me stick around and being sooo supportive i feel so special:p
I had my first blood test yesterday, I've hadn't had one in years so it was a bit scary especially when the nurse had to take 5 jars full!! :eek:
Beatrice so sorry your got a BFN but like the other ladies said it's still early, I have everything crossed for you!!
Fablis glad to hear both your bubba's are doing fine! I would love to have twins
Bradysmum, Brady is sooooo cute and what you wrote about him also brought a tear to my eye I can't wait to experience that!!
Michelle do you mind me asking how many times you went through IUI?? I don't know if it makes a difference but there's nothing wrong with me and Dh had sperm frozen before cancer treatment in 2004 so we will be using that. Also did you have to take drugs to moniter and induce ovulation or do they do it naturally and will wait to when I ovulate?? sorry I don't really know much about it yet so I might have a few more questions when I think of them to ask you if thats ok??
Hope everyone has a FANTASTIC DAY!!!!! :smiliedance:
Hi Beatrice don't be too upset, as the other girls have said it may be too early. I didn't do a HPT until we had the positive from the final blood test, hubby and I just wanted to see that blue line for ourselves. I know it's hard but stay strong and keep talking to little emby, it might just not want to show itself yet. :hugs:
Hello Girls .
Thank you very much for your support .
It probably was a stupid idea to have done this test but I'm sure that some of you have done that and understand this feeling of "having to do it " what ever the answer is going to be ... :o .
If the test is negative next week , it will probably not be as painful as today .. if it's positive .. well , it's a miracle !!!
Sunflower : your are very welcome and that's what we want : to know that everyone feels special on this tread ... ;) .
I hope Cindy is doing alright with her scan .
How are you feeling today Fablis ? I hope things did settled a little bit since the big fright from yesterday ...
Bradysmum : still around to comfort us ... like a Mama ...:)
Have a lovely day Girls .
We did 3months of IUI. I was on the lowest dose of Clomid. With us, they started doing blood tests from day 11, to monitor ovulation. When the test came up positive you were in the next day for the insemination! Nothing really much to it. Hope everything goes great for you!
And BEATRICE, you naughty girl! It is wayyyyy to early for you to be taking a HPT. Please dont worry. Wait until about day 13. I'm sure your little emby is cooking just fine!
Thanx Michelle, wow there's alot less too it than I thought! does the clomid just make sure that you do ovulate and on a reasonable day? I'm a bit worried coz i can ovulate any day between cd17 and cd26..definetly not the regular day 14
Oh by the way my DH and I absolutely love the name Noah and is the only boys name that we picked out years ago and still love it and want to name our first boy Noah!!
I think the clomid makes you ovulate definately around day 14. It apparently takes control of your cycle. And anyway, they're monitoring you with blood tests so they won't miss your ovulation.
Beatrice, I was also very naughtly when I was in my 2ww, I tested each day from day 7 and I only got a BFP on day 14. I know some pregnancy test say that you can test early but I think some of them are a bit of false advertising. I hope you feel better.
Fablis, I am glad that you had the scan and you got to see your beautiful twins again. I know it is such a worry when you see blood, just think I had bleeding (red and brown) on and off until 12-13 weeks and now my bub is going fine and kicking up a storm in my belly (25w). So hopefully the bleeding will stop and you can have a smooth sailing from here.
Better get back to work.
Beatrice, hope you are ok!!:hugs: We are all here for you!!
Fablis, hope you are having a great day!! Hope the little ones are fine! How cute that they are in there together, sooooooooo sweet that is!!!
Sunflower, glad that your blood test went ok!! Just a note, although i did IVF my ovulation was a little out of wack and they never picked it up, i believe this is why it took so long for me to get pregnant cause the embryo that was Brady was the only one they transferred on day 20!! Yeah, i ovulate late. Every ovulation test i did showed i was ovulating around day 15-18. We only figured it out because they did a scan on day 19 and realised!! My husband has the low sperm count so it was strange that the IVF wasnt working for so long as i was fine!! Just keep an eye on your ovulation!!:p
Spiral, how are you today! Feeling good i hope!!
Shajake, how are you, your hubby and your little boy?
Cindy, have you had the scan? How did it go? Cant wait to hear all about it!!!:yelclap:
Noah&Laylasmum, how are you and the little ones today?
Kassa, how are you today!!WOW 25 weeks pregnant, you must have a gorgeous belly right now!! I miss my big belly sometimes and the feeling of Brady, hiccuping, kicking and swishing around!! Enjoy, enjoy,enjoy!!!:smiliedance:
Hope everyone is doing well!!!
We're having a lovely rainy day up here at the sunny gold coast!! The bubs are just amazing at the moment, although Noah is suffering a little with his teething. I think he's getting his molars. Layla's got hers and i didn't hear a peep out of her. Boys definately are sookier!! (sorry Brady!)
The bubs tried their first prawns today too. They loved them!! They've got expensive taste.
Hope you guys are having a great day!
Hi Michelle, that is just way TOO CUTE!!!!:smiliedance:
Michelle, look at your babies!! They are gorgeous and they must be the centre of your universe!! I just read in your last post that you are on the Gold Coast. That's where I am!! Did you have your baby at Pindara and did you go through QGF??
Sunflower, of course we don't mind you hanging around. The more the merrier I say.
Beatrice, everyone is right. I think it is just too early to be testing!! Most ladies don't get a BFP with a HPT until at least 10 days post transfer. Fingers crossed for your blood test on Thursday :fingerscrossed:
Kerri, thanks for your encouragement. I definitely feel more relaxed today after seeing my babies again yesterday and the Dr said that they are going along perfectly. They are the right size, the sacs look good and their hearts are beating so he said not to worry about a little spotting.
Bradysmum, yesterday I got a picture of both my babies together, side by side and they are soo cute. When I went last week my doctor couldn't get them both on the screen together (probably because the sacs were not quite big enough) so he said to me yesterday that now I have proof that there are two in there!!
Cindy, when is your scan?? Hoping to hear from you soon....
Well, isn't it a small world!! Yeah we went through QFG> My ob was Dr Gary Swift. He was amazing. I loved him. I was nearly sad after my post pregnancy checkup that I wouldn't get to see him again!!
We had the bubs at Pindara and I can't say how great the midwives were. Ours were born at 34wks 5days and spent 15 days in Special Care. The midwives become sort of like our friends and I ran into one of them at robina the other day and she was excited to see how the twins had grown from little premmies!
Where abouts on the GC are you? We're at the back of Burleigh.
How's the little twinkies growing? I am just so excited for you.
Hi Girls .
I know Michelle ... I've been very naughty :thumbsdown: . I always tell my patients to be patient !!! and I'm quiet bad with myself :D . Your little boys look very cute !!
Kerri : I laughed when you said that you were doing a test everyday ... makes me feel less guilty !!
Thanks Fablis for your kind words.I'm glad you are feeling better .
I hope everybody is having a great day . Don't know about you Girls but it's 34 in Melbourne ... and we are not in Summer anymore !!!:cool:
It's also funny to see that some of us are leaving not far from one another !!! small world sometimes ...:rolleyes:
Thats so cute that you have the pic of your babies!! Can you believe they are inside you???:smiliedance: :smiliedance:
They're not 2 boys, one's a girl!! Ha Ha!Hard to tell in that tiny photo. I've got heaps better photo's but our computer got a virus last week that was too hard to fix so we are borrowing my sisters computer.
I totally understand you taking a test. The 2ww nearly killed me! I am so impatient. Just keep yourself busy!
Ohhhhhhh , Sorry Michelle:o .
They look very , very cute !!!:kiss: big , big hug to them ....:hugs:
Michelle, I am seeing Dr Andrew Cary and he also is really really wonderful.
I'm living at Upper Coomera now, just across the motor way from Dreamworld. We have just built a new house and moved in at Christmas time! Do you live anywhere near Sommerset Place at Reedy Creek because that's where I used to live?
I'm glad your experience at Pindara was good. I have had three lots of surgery there (with my ectopics) and it has always been very good. Did you have your bubs naturally or by c-section??
Michelle, I forgot to mention that you would know all the lovely girls at the Clinic, Donna, Deidre, Lisa, Helen and Kirralea, and Annie and Kaaren at the front??
They were all jumping up and down when I went in after my scan last week to tell them I am having twins!!
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