Hoping this time is it!

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Hoping this time is it!
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Wed, 02-13-2013 - 1:24pm

Got a BFP 2/2 after Bravelle injectables, HCG trigger, and 1 IUI.  The first beta Monday was 744.7, which is much higher than the past labs have been at this point.  I am waiting for the call on the second beta.  If this works, there could be 1-3 babies and an EDD of 10/17.  Crossing my fingers and praying hard that this is it!

Karri

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Sun, 02-17-2013 - 10:21am

Congratulations!  I hope beta #2 is just as fantastic.  Yay!!!

Heather

 

~ Meron born 12-09-11 after 3 1/2 years of TTC, IUIs and IVF.
~ #2 on the way(!) and due 06-06-13.

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Sun, 02-17-2013 - 9:45pm

Thanks, 2nd beta was 1744, which was a 39 hr doubling time.  They had me come right in for an u/s to make sure it was in the uterus.  They saw 1 gestational sac and a possible second.  I go back Wed to check growth.  No more betas in the meantime.  It's so strange.  Every other time I have had to go like 2-4 times a week and lots of u/s.  It seems like we have a better chance this time and I am even nauseous.  Crossing my fingers this is it.  And double crossing my fingers that there will be 2 healthy, age appropriate babies visible on Wed!

Karri

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Thu, 02-21-2013 - 8:46pm

Oooh - good increase in numbers.  Congratulations!  I hope the ultrasound went well... was it yesterday (the 20th)?  Fingers crossed for all good news.

Heather

 

~ Meron born 12-09-11 after 3 1/2 years of TTC, IUIs and IVF.
~ #2 on the way(!) and due 06-06-13.

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Thu, 02-21-2013 - 10:02pm
  • Here's my post from yesterday on another board...didn't have time to post everywhere.
  • Okay so I have had 2 hours and some accupuncture to calm down. For those of you who don't know, I was seeing this RE for the past 2 years who was nothing but rude and nasty to me and didn't listen to me and never tried to figure out why I had 9 m/c's in a row. I fired him in the fall and switched within the practice to an RE who I LOVE. Unfortunately, he was out of the office today but wanted me to get another u/s, and "Dr Meanie" was the only doc in the office. Officially I am 5w2d based on LMP. Actually I am more like 5w6d based on ovulation (and u/s confirmation). Last week there was a gestational sac and yolk sac visible. Dr. Nice said I should come back today strictly for growth check, NOT for a hb check. He said he would be very surprised if there was a hb visible today becau...se it was so early. So I nervously went hoping just to see progress. Looks like a singleton, not twins, which was in question last week. My betas more than doubled (39 hr time) and the gestational sac went from 6 to 16 mm today. Yolk sac went from 1.4mm to 4 mm. There was fetal pole visible at 3.5 mm. Naturally I am thinking great! Then she finds a hb of 99. Ok, great. Dr. Nice said there might not even be one. Perfect! (I had researched and saw that hb should be 103 by 6 weeks, which is tomorrow, so I figure I am good). Meanie comes in and says, "Congratulations. The heart rate is slow. I would have expected it to be higher at this point. I'm just telling you so you don't come back mad at me when this doesn't work out. I would have liked a higher hb". I say....even THIS early? He says "YES DEAR. It could work out, but I'm just telling you it's not what I would have liked to see" and he walks out. AAAAHHHHH! Thanks for popping my balloon. I think from now on I am outright REFUSING to see him. I calmed myself down now and I am not going to worry about it. I really think he didn't pay attention to my info and I think he has it out for me since it is very well known how I feel about him. Next u/s Monday sigh.

Karri

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Sun, 02-24-2013 - 4:52pm

Aaargh!  I can't imagine the frustration of dealing with such an insensitive RE!  I've been lucky with most of my doctors in terms of bedside manner.  So sorry you have such a Meanie (capital "M" intentional there!) there that you had to deal with. 

It sound good at just before 6 weeks to even find a heartbeat and see the fetal pole etc.  You'd think he could have had something more optimistic to say.  I know we're not doctors but having gone through all we have, I think we might know our bodies well enough to know when to be optimistic.  I'm certainly optimistic for you and will keep my fingers crossed. 

I know this board has been pretty quiet lately, and even I've been checking in less often.  I'll send a private message with my e-mail if you want to look me up on FB.  I don't post info on FB about infertility but I do keep in touch with a few ladies from this board through there since it's so quiet in here.

Heather

 

~ Meron born 12-09-11 after 3 1/2 years of TTC, IUIs and IVF.
~ #2 on the way(!) and due 06-06-13.

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Fri, 03-01-2013 - 3:01pm
Ugh, he is a very big MEANIE! Ignore him, I think it sounds like it's going very well. Congratulations!!