@Kate i hope you feel better soon
@Annerley - I've missed all you guys too! I've been following alone with what everyone had been up to, the thread moves too quickly so I just decided to lurk in the background. It breaks my heart hearing the struggles that people have been going through. I admire everyone for their strength, IVF is such an emotionally and physically draining process. I wish you all the best of luck and BFP.
AFM - just had my first scan this week. I still can't believe I'm pregnant. I often feel anxious that I'm not going to stay that way. It continues to feel too good to be true. I don't know if I'll ever feel 100% safe until I've got the baby in my hands haha
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kate124 I have done about 5 rounds of clomid and yes I had headaches from memory. That drug was worse than any of my stimm/antagonist/trigger in my IVF. Hope you get better soon!
@stillfuntryin I appreciate you sticking around and giving us support. It means alot. You are giving back the support you received and that is what this forum is all about. 10 week seems to have flown (prob not for you). Nearing 2nd Tri, best wishes xx
@Tanej78 cant wait to hear how you go today!!
AFM had a very restless night a bit adrenalin fuelled from my first transfer. Hopefully music in my ears all day in my office will soothe..
Congrats @Billie2 I'm so glad you are finally PUPO! Yay!! You are funny and this Ivf game may have given you a new business prospect there. Can I please order an embryo on board t shirt? Lol
Great to hear from you @pillowhead and that you are doing well. I know what you mean though, you'd think the worry leaves once you get the bfp. I used to get so nervous before each scan thinking that the dream would be over but I found that once bub started moving, I seemed to worry less and you'd feel it squirm a few times a day. It also helps once you cross over the 12wk scan and 20wk scan, if they say bub is healthly, you know that there's little chance of the pregnancy not progressing well. It will definitely get easier!
@katt1011 no not yet. I'm heading in for BT #7 in 11 days today. Hopefully I'll have news today, I'm starting go sound like a broken record. We posted at a similar time to each other earlier last night and I noticed your question but wasn't sure if you'd read my update on the post just up from yours. Basically, it looks like yesterday I was having the surge so not sure if I'll keep surging today or whether yesterday was it. I've been doing some reading and it sounds like if yesterday was the surge day that today would be ovulation day?! Google also tells me that estradiol levels get anywhere up to about 400 during the surge and yesterday I was at 393.
@kate124 sorry to hear about those side effects, I haven't been on clomid myself
@stillfuntryin I can't believe you are almost at the end of your first tri!! Do you feel like it's gone fast? You'll be having the scan soon. Glad to hear the bleed has decreased.
AF came this morning, so we're out. I just don't understand why it didn't work. There's nothing wrong with either of us. I responded well to all the stimulation drugs. We had a good egg collection rate. They said that the blastocyst was 'as good as it gets'. I even thought I had some implantation bleeding. Obviously not.
I've spoken to the nurses and we'll do an FET in January with our remaining frozen embryo from this round, so at least I have a plan to keep me focused.
Good luck to the rest of you and I hope to see a lot more BFPs over the coming weeks.
@Billie2 yay for PUPO.... xx thank you for thinking of me, but EPU is tomorrow morning @9am
@stillfuntryin oh the anguish wont ever stop will it til baby is in your arms, then im sure it will be a different one! but yay for 10weeks... xxx
@kate124 oh thats really rough.. its been a long time since i was on clomid so im no help... fingers xd it stops soon.. can you take immodium or something? I'd even take some codeine just to help stop x
@katt1011 it must feel so strange having such a long cycle... Im sure the clinic know that everything is ok yea? hugs... its so nerve racking... I did my trigger last night, and Im always so scared of frugging it up and EPU being a disaster!
@pillowhead thats awesome... one hurdle at a time huh... yay xx
@Annerley fingers xd today is confirmation of go time.... Such a merrygo round huh! how old are your embies? we might transfer around same time... all being well tomorrow i should have a blast on Monday to tfr
@GTBB its so hard isn't it? I felt the same with all my immune protocol, normal PGD embryo being told 60% chance and it still failed... I just remind myself about the normal odds of pregnancy, sometimes it just doesnt happen and theres no reason as freaking frustrating as it is... hugs its always easier with a plan in place xxx
AFM ... I've been working like a blue butt fly this past week (i work for myself) so it was good to be forced to chill yesterday, I had my intralipid infusion so that was a good 4 hour breather.... except for the part where i parked in a towaway, mid infusion freak out had to move my car.... I make things so easy for myself!!
So triggered @9pm last night, EPU is 9am tomorrow... So glad DH will be home, but he lands in @615 we have to be at hospital @730... talk about cutting it fine! haha... Just really hoping for a good number of good quality, theres no point getting 14 like last time if only 8 fert and only 2 are suitable for PGD, and then 1 abnormal! ah the nerves will be all over the place til Tuesday next week... Atleast husbo will be home for 10days, last time he had to fly out after I woke from EPU.
Goodluck for tomorrow @Tanej78 hoping everything's goes well for you
GBTT so sorry to hear that. I've been through that with cycles where everything was great and we have even been told why are u doing IVF everything is fine it will happen naturally to now staring down the barrel of our 6 cycle ( 3rd stim). Those cycles are the hardest because you really think it's going to work and when it doesn't it's soo disappointing. It's good that you can focus on your plan in Jan and enjoy your Xmas with some champagne and chocies
@Billie2 Congrats on being PUPO! You are very positive person and you will prove we only need "one". Best of luck for sticky bean!
@GTBB I'm so sorry for that. I totally understand your feeling. I had a smooth cycle with 7 blasts in last round (only 3 perfect and suitable to transfer) and yes still empty handed! T-T That is why I'm sooo anxious about this cycle cuz it's not as smooth as last round and initial plan has to be changed. It was disappointing and devastating for the fail cycle (been there couple of times) but what can we do. We have to wait for the jackpot to hit us and I'm sure it will one day.
@Tanej78 Best of luck with your EPU tomorrow. I hope you get lots of quality eggs and fertilized embryos... Take care!
I'm back to work today after 4 days rest. Busy but still can't concentrate...Of course, keep thinking if all my 7 fighters are still ok. It's crazy when it's out of your control and all you can do is wait and pray....
Have a good day everyone!
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