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    @Blossom74 Monash's was $500 when I had to cancel because I only had one follicle. I'm not sure what other clinics charge I'm afraid. $500 was 'good value' actually because that included all the meds for the cycle too.

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    Hi goils, @Blossom74 yes I would have thought there would be a minimum follicle number that the clinic would expect before proceeding.

    So I had my bloods and scan today, my lining was 7mm which is fine (their minimum is 6 too) but my largest follicle was only sixteen. Up 3 mm from 5 days ago! All the other follicles seem to have shrunk back. So I'm peeved that I'm not triggering tonight and I'm not sure how long this will take and I'm running out of drugs (don't want to have to pay for more!). Ah well. Come on lone ranger, fatten up.

    good luck everyone

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahli View Post
    Apologies I haven't caught up on the last 2 days posts. Things have got super hectic. @Blossom74 You have every right to cancel EPU and be charged the $500 (depending on your safety net) instead of going to EPU for a number of follicles you're not happy with and being charged $5000. Good luck chatting with a new FS and enjoy your day relaxing.
    @BlondeinBrisvegas I did transitioning into DC with my poppet too and it's the kindest way to go for all parties!!
    @JulieMalooley Congrats on your fab nuchal scan! I'm so jealous and happy for you!!
    If a c-section is on the cards there is no way in heck you're going to want your girls in a different room. You could be up to them hourly and rolling over to a bedside cot to gain access to them, after major surgery, is the way to go. If you're breastfeeding you can just pop them on your breast & if your bottle feeding, or topping them up with formula, then DP can go & get the bottle ready.
    I'd be inclined to put your brain power into thinking about the basics. The girls birth. The 5 or so days in hospital if everything's straightforward. Accept that you'll be in the newborn 'fog' for the first 12 wks and research how parents of twins best manage this period.
    Here's a little example... You may want to exclusively breastfeed but accept that it may not go to plan. So it could be sensible to have products for sore breasts, tablets to boost your milk supply post surgery, breast pump & accessories, nightlight, something to record when you did the feeds for each girl, ready to pour formula, ask the hospital which bottles & teats they use so you can have some at home, the contact number for a breast feeding specialist in your phone etc. Those kinds of practical things can help alleviate the initial stress.
    Definitely schedule in support for the witching hour. Your girls will soon let you know when this will be! I could go on but I'll stop as I don't want to overwhelm you with info.
    AFM: To cut a long story short, I'm inserting Viagra 25mgs every 8 hours instead of the recommended 12 hours to try & make up ground. I was meant to have started the POI yesterday but as soon as I start injecting then my lining stops growing. I'll start POI at midnight tonight I think as I don't want to stuff up both my lining & progesterone.
    As a side note, CFC's minimum lining for transfer is around 6.5mm.
    Wow, thanks @Tahli, that is a lot to think about !!!
    I'm concerned that you are not starting your PIO. You are supposed to start that on 'ovulation day' so at a 5 day transfer you have a 5 day lining. I thought this was pretty critical ? I could be wrong, and maybe someone else has more information, but I'm worried that you shouldn't be leaving it that long to start it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bongley View Post
    Hi goils, @Blossom74 yes I would have thought there would be a minimum follicle number that the clinic would expect before proceeding.

    So I had my bloods and scan today, my lining was 7mm which is fine (their minimum is 6 too) but my largest follicle was only sixteen. Up 3 mm from 5 days ago! All the other follicles seem to have shrunk back. So I'm peeved that I'm not triggering tonight and I'm not sure how long this will take and I'm running out of drugs (don't want to have to pay for more!). Ah well. Come on lone ranger, fatten up.

    good luck everyone
    Argh, frustrating @bongley. Come on follies ffs !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlondeinBrisvegas View Post
    Am so glad to hear all went well at your scan this arvo Luv!!

    I was going to suggest exactly what @Blossom74 and you had in mind

    Will 1 cot fit in your bedroom that you can put them both into?? It's not going to be an issue to sleep them side by side on their backs until they start to roll so you'll have a good 3 months or so up your sleeve there before they do.

    Trust me when I say that you won't want to be getting in and out of bed every 2-3 hrs to then have to walk into another room to feed them when they're newborns and change their nappies/resettle them etc afterwards. It's exhausting as it is to do that when they're in the same room as you in the beginning!!!

    Plus it'll be winter too Luv so my advice is if there's anyway you can have them in your room at least for the first few months then make it happen however you can even if that means buying a portacot with a bassinet attachment for eg as they're smaller than a normal cot so might be easier to get that in your bedroom instead??

    P.S...There's things I've done and do that are "frowned upon" Luv but at the end of the day, as long as it's not anything unsafe/dangerous, then I do what works for DD and for us!!!
    Thanks BIB, a smallish cot would fit if we wangle the furniture around and we will be tripping over ourselves. Keeping in mind that BOTH of us will be full time parents for the first few months so we will both be up and down regardless, but if we have nights when one of has a night off, if we are able to feed two on our own, then the other might continue to get some sleep. I'm planning on breast pumping and/or feeding for the first bit but don't plan on breast feeding for long. I need to make it as easy as possible for us both and/or other people to look after both bubs so both my boosies will not be in constant demand. Luckily now every room in our house is air conditioned as we live in the coldest house in Brisbane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bongley View Post
    Hi goils, @Blossom74 yes I would have thought there would be a minimum follicle number that the clinic would expect before proceeding.

    So I had my bloods and scan today, my lining was 7mm which is fine (their minimum is 6 too) but my largest follicle was only sixteen. Up 3 mm from 5 days ago! All the other follicles seem to have shrunk back. So I'm peeved that I'm not triggering tonight and I'm not sure how long this will take and I'm running out of drugs (don't want to have to pay for more!). Ah well. Come on lone ranger, fatten up.

    good luck everyone

    Refresh my poor memory @Bongley, are you triggering for EPU or triggering ovulation for a frozen transfer?

    If you are looking at EPU, would you consider it if there was only 1 follie?

    I know that sounds like a stupid question, but it's something I've been thinking about a lot lately. As you all know my first cycle I only produced 1 follie and a single egg which failed to fertilise. I felt like the whole cycle was a waste of time. My second one, I had 3 follies and 3 eggs, 2 of which fertilsed. I had a fresh and later a frozen transfer - ie: Two shots, if you will, to get pregnant from that cycle.

    In my mind I think of 3 as the minimum I would like to pick up. I fully appreciate though that I am lucky to get 3, and my FS did suggest to me that I should proceed with 1 at pickup if that's all there was, lest it be the elusive 'last one.'

    I feel like I still have more eggs in me yet! The two 'practise cycles' I did (I took a low dose Clomid only) saw me make 6 and 7 follies respectively, albeit not up to size. It didn't really matter though as I only needed to ovulate in order to be prepared to accept my frosty. But in the back of my mind I thought "Well, I'm sure they could have given me other drugs to extend the growing time for the other follies...."

    Thoughts?


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    @Blossom74 Well within your rights to both ask the FS what their stance is on cancelling an EPU due to low follicle numbers & what that number is & to inform them that you'd want the option of cancellling if you had less than ×-amount of follicles.

    Good luck at your appoint tomorrow & have a beautiful day off doing whatever the hell you please!!!😁👍

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    Julie, just a thought....

    Is there the opportunity in your house for you to swap your current bedroom for a larger room?

    Our master bedroom is smaller than our spare bedroom due to there being bigger cupboards in the master. But if we needed extra space at a push, we could easily just swap rooms.



    Blossom

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    Thanks @BIB At the moment 'whatever the hell I please' seems to be trawling through BH, but I'm sure I'll move on in due course!

    Might even start compiling a list of stuff I need for the Christmas baking. Oh, and I have to do my nails this weekend, so I'll scope out some pretty nail designs for that too.

    Oh, the opportunities! I don't have enough time!


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