Previous gender guesses...

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Previous gender guesses...
Fri, 07-23-2010 - 1:18pm

look to be right!  A GIRL!

I don't think I mentioned it, but DH and I went as an anniversary gift to get a gender determination u/s yesterday.  (My next u/s is in 3 more weeks.)  On the way there, I felt baby moving all around, but when we started the u/s, the LO one was curled up in a ball.  She started moving around, but had either foot curled up or a hand moving down covering the area.  She ended up moving both arms and legs straight up, but the cord was right in the way.  The few glimpses the tech got, she said she would guess girl.  She was nice to let us wait until after her next scan to try again.  The cord was still in the way even after awhile and me trying to change positions and the tech shaking the baby, but on the last attempt, she got a good shot that convinced her more that baby is indeed a girl.  

The two dots are the tail bones and the arrow is pointing to the girl area.  The blob above that is the cord.

So, the plans for a hot pink, black & white nursery are in motion. :)

DH and I have had a name in mind we both like and so we decided last night that was baby's name! 
So just for you ladies :), her name is Alana Grace.  We're not telling people IRL right now and may only tell our parents and my sister until the birth.

So, here's some other pics of Alana!

I like this one showing her face.

This one we thought was funny because at the time it looked like she was looking down at herself, saying I can see it, you can't! :)


She was putting her hands up to her face and a couple of times her mouth was opening and closing.


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4/07 & 5/07 & 6/07: Clomid 50mg - All BFN
8/07 & 9/07: IUI #1 & #2 w/ Femara - Both BFN
10/07: IUI #3 w/ Femara - BFP!, m/c at 7w 5d :(
3/08: IUI #4 w/ Femara & Follistim - BFN
4/08: IUI #5 w/ Follistim,converted to IVF #1- 2 embies transferred - BFN
6/08: IUI #5 w/ Femara & Follistim - BFN
7/08 to 9/08: IVF #2- 2 embies transferred - BFN
10/08: IUI #6 w/ Femara & Follistim - BFP!, m/c :(
11/08: IUI #7 w/ Femara & Follistim - BFN 
2/09 to 3/09: IVF #3- Day 5 ET of 2 blasts - BFP!, m/c :(
DH's chromosome testing abnormal, moving forward with DS
5/09 to 9/09: 3 canceled attempts at IVF #4
10/09 to 11/09: IVF #4 w/DS- Day 2 ET of a 2-cell embie - BFP!
Beta 15dpER = 152, Beta 18dpER = 690
Buggie boy's heartbeat gone at 11 wk appt :(
2/10 to 4/10: IVF #5 w/DS. Day 3 ET of 2 embies. BFP!
Beta 16dpER= 338, Beta 19 dpER= 1144
Thinking sticky peanut butter thoughts! 

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Fri, 07-23-2010 - 1:33pm


That is great that you got confirmation that you are in fact having a girl, YAY!!

I agree that 3rd pic is hilarious because she totally looks like she is looking down there and also

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Fri, 07-23-2010 - 1:38pm
So exciting!


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Fri, 07-23-2010 - 1:42pm

WooHoo for a girl!

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Fri, 07-23-2010 - 1:49pm

Amazing pics Grace! And what a beautiful little girl you have in there! Actually brought tears to my eyes to see her and hear about your most wonderful anniversary gift to yourselves!! Awesome. So incredibly happy for you!!

I absolutely love the beautiful name too!

Thank you so much for sharing.


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TTC naturally/ timed BD 2007-2009 July 2009 SA #1 zero count

July 2009-March 2010 more tests for DH

June 9 & 10, 2010- First & Second IUIs with Donor Sperm (Clomid, Estrogen, HCG) BFP!!!

June 26th, 2010 - Beta #1 : 531

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Fri, 07-23-2010 - 2:44pm
Awe, how exciting! She is so cute, I love the pictures and I love, love, love the name!


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Fri, 07-23-2010 - 3:04pm

Yay Grace!


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Registered: 02-11-2008
Fri, 07-23-2010 - 7:15pm

Great pix and a beautiful name...what a wonderful anniversary gift!

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Fri, 07-23-2010 - 7:31pm

Oh Grace that is so wonderful!!!!!! Congrats x 100!

That color scheme sounds very nice.


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M/C November 2009

Metformin December 2009

Clomid #1 50mg April 2010 = no O :-(

Clomid #2 100mg May 2010 = BFN

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Fri, 07-23-2010 - 8:28pm
Grace, what wonderful news. And I love her name too. That is neat you did the u/s for your anniversary. I am so happy for you. Thank you for sharing the pictures.....

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Sat, 07-24-2010 - 4:58pm
Congratulations, Grace! So exciting! I love the idea of the hot pink, black and white nursery...that is going to be so cool!



Mason James was born 8/21/10, 8lbs 12 oz after close to 3 years of infertility.