1st OB appt
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|Wed, 12-23-2009 - 7:47pm|
I went for my first OB appt today. I could tell the ladies doing the workup before the dr. didn't know much about IVF. They wanted to know the date of my last menstrual cycle, which of course puts me further along than I am. I explained that I know the "day of ovulation" because I know when egg retrieval was, but they have their ways of calculating things, so I just let the u/s tech know so she didn't scare me by saying that the baby wasn't measuring right.
The u/s tech didn't say much during the u/s, which made me nervous. I guess they aren't used to people being so wary of how things are going. I couldn't see the screen and she told me that she would show me later. She then showed DH the sac and the yolk sac and then baby. I was waiting patiently for her to say and here's the heartbeat or something to let me know that there was still a heartbeat. When she didn't, I finally had to speak up and ask before I went nuts in anticipation. She then played the heartbeat for us, twice! I could tell it was stronger and faster than last week. 166 bpm vs 134 bpm last week.
Below is the newest u/s. It's so amazing how fast they grow from week to week now! It looks more like a baby than the little seahorse last week. :)
DH is pretty relaxed now with this pregnancy. He told me that as soon as the betas came back good, he felt better because hopefully that meant the DS solved the problems for the past losses. I'm relieved that we've made it this far and enjoying every moment. I've been very good at keeping any negative thoughts out of my mind. But, will I ever be able to think this could all go well and we could have this baby in August?! My next appt is in 3 weeks at 11 weeks. It always feels like we're waiting for the next hurdle.
Me (29), DH (30) since March '06.
4/07 & 5/07 & 6/07: Clomid 50mg - All BFN
8/07 & 9/07: IUI #1 & #2 with Femara - Both BFN
10/07: IUI #3 with Femara - BFP!, m/c :(
3/08: IUI #4 with Femara & Follistim - BFN
4/08: IUI #5 with Follistim, converted to IVF #1,10 eggs,7 fertilized ICSI, 2 transferred - BFN
6/08: IUI #5 with Femara & Follistim - BFN
7/08 to 9/08: IVF #2,10 eggs, 5 fertilized ICSI, 3 fertilized std, 2 transferred - BFN
10/08: IUI #6 with Femara & Follistim - BFP!, loss :(
11/08: IUI #7 with Femara & Follistim - BFN
2/09 to 3/09: IVF #3,14 eggs, 8 of 10 eggs fertilized ICSI, day 5 ET of 2 blasts - BFP!, loss :(
DH's chromosome testing abnormal, moving forward with DS
8/09 to 9/09: IVF #4, canceled due to drop in estrogen after 10 days of stims
10/09 to 11/09: 4th attempt at IVF #4, 10 eggs, 5 mature, 1 fertilized ICSI with DS. Day 2 transfer on 11/14 of a grade 1+ 2-cell embie with no fragmentation. Happy to make it to the 2ww and praying for our miracle.
Beta #1 @ 15 dpo = 152
Beta #2 @ 18 dpo = 690
7 wk u/s on 12/17: Heartbeat! 134 bpm
Next u/s on 12/23, Please stick