December Cycle

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December Cycle
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Sat, 10-22-2011 - 5:17pm

Anyone else out there doing a cycle in December? We have 1 frozen embryo that we have decided to go ahead and try to transfer. It was frozen from the cycle which we received our DS from. He is currently 14 months old (will be 15 months on Monday). Our frozen anniversary date is 12/16 so if we use the embryo before then we don't have to pay for a whole year of freezing again. I am scheduled for a HSN on Friday 10/28 and will then begin Lupron. I began BCP last night. They are guessing that the FET will be the first week of December. Praying that this cycle works for us so we can have a Christmas BFP. We do have 2 fresh cycles left also that insurance will cover so we have back up. I've been dying to start the FET earlier, but I'm the matron of honor in my best friend's wedding in May and didn't want to be too pregnant. Wishing everyone else lots of luck!

Me: 29 (PCOS) DH: 32 (Poor Morphology & Low Count)

IVF #1 – December 2008 – BFN

IVF #2 – February 2009 – BFP but ends in early miscarriage

FET #1 – March/April 2009 – BFN

IVF #3 – December 2009 – BFP – Expect

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Registered: 10-24-2011
Sun, 11-27-2011 - 9:43am

It still doesn't sound like fun, I think out of everything we have to go through for IVF, I think the suppositories are what I am dreading the most.... :)

Me, 28, no known issues. DH, 32, MF (issues in all categories) IVF/ICSI # 1 12/11 - 8 mature eggs retrieved, none fertilized Hoping to learn more at 12/29 RE appt. Still hoping, looking forward to putting 2011 behind us!
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Registered: 10-24-2011
Sun, 11-27-2011 - 9:45am
I meant the suppositories don't sound like fun - I wasn't referring to your post Christy ;)
Me, 28, no known issues. DH, 32, MF (issues in all categories) IVF/ICSI # 1 12/11 - 8 mature eggs retrieved, none fertilized Hoping to learn more at 12/29 RE appt. Still hoping, looking forward to putting 2011 behind us!
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Registered: 11-09-2011
Sun, 11-27-2011 - 10:18am
Thanks Christy. My appt is Dec. 9th. I'm so anxious. We are making a 10 hour drive to New York as they have the most competitive pricing so we don't go broke. Good luck to you & everyone starting this journey :)
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Registered: 08-08-2011
Sun, 11-27-2011 - 8:55pm

Just checking in...Glad to see this Group is GEARING UP!! I am in my 2nd week of Lupron..... and starting Tuesday (After my Ultrasound)...I am moving down to a lower dose and starting my Vivelle (Estrogen Patches).... No stimming for me this cycle...... just A LOT of Lupron and Progesterone shots....and the patches. My first 2 IVF cycles yielded 17 eggs each....let's hope our Donor this time makes that same magic happen!

Our "stimming" starts 12-03...... and she usually Stims for about 8 days or so. So.....I am guessing 12-11/12-13 ER...and HOPEFUULY a 5 day ET (versus a 3-day. 2 GOOD embies in....and PLEASE a BFP. We have been SO lucky (and unlucky in that luckiness).....I don;t want our good luck to run dry NOW......... LOL

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Registered: 06-30-2010
Sun, 11-27-2011 - 9:55pm

Hi everyone and welcome Pong!

About me: A pixie in the city, 41, TTC#1 since May 2010, married 18 years.


Diagnosed with/surgically removed endometrioma Aug 2010. Sept IUI #1=BFN. Nov IUI #2=BFN. Uterine polyp removed Jan. 2011. Jan 2011 IVF cancelled. No response. 2nd

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Registered: 11-22-2011
Mon, 11-28-2011 - 12:22am

Hi, December ladies!

Me (Michelle) 36, DH 36, DS 5 (conceived w/Clomid). Struggling with recurrent pregnancy loss and secondary infertility. Dec '08 - chemical preg; Apr '09 - miscarriage 7 wks; Sep '09 - miscarriage 9 wks; 2010 - too many Clomid cycles to count - BFNs; 2 I
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Registered: 08-08-2011
Mon, 11-28-2011 - 8:49am

Welcome Michelle!!! We don;t mind "lurkers".....but we much rathe ave you ON BOARD with us!!! I hope this last FET is the one that WORKS....I am "comforted" if you will...that your signature shows you have a Son!!! Sometimes..I think I already HAVE my miracle in our 17 month old DD...... But, we still pursue yet another miracle...so that she does NOT have to be an only child. This is also our LAST Try (I say that now...but if we have Frozen embies...we MAY rob a bank and attempt FET)...but let's face it....I am NOT young. I have to cut myself off eventually. LOL.

Pix: You crack me up!!! Sounds like you have QUITE a plan!! I hardly eat...so I always try to eat MORE after ET. This time I am more "concerned" (Though I am told by RE that I am "nuts") about rejecting the mebies..because for the FIRST time..they aren't mine! Maybe they WONT like Dunkin Donuts Descaf coffee......Which I am ADDICTED to. LOL

Here we go ladies....DECEMBER is Almost here........ Bring on the sore ass. (I am ALSO worried my DH...will NOT be able to give me the PIO shots.....).

Welcome PONG!!!!!!

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Mon, 11-28-2011 - 2:31pm

Hi Gals - It sounds like a lot of you are making progress which is great. I am a little uncertain if I would be a December or January cycler. I just spoke to the IVF nurse and I am getting my dates (finally).

Here is the scoop:
History: have been on active BCP for about 3 months (longer than wanted due to BP issues that is now under control. I had to wait about a month to see a Maternal Medicine Doc)


Plan: Stop BCP today and start again this Friday. The nurse wanted to give my ovaries a break and didn't want me to be over suppressed when we start to Stim. I really really don't want to be over suppressed.

Stop BCP for good around Dec 24th (She will mail me the exact dates)
Baseline Ultrasound: Not sure. I think it is sometime between Dec 24th and Dec 30th.
Dec 30th: Start Follism (sp?)

I am just glad to be on the docket again.

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Tue, 11-29-2011 - 1:39pm

Hi Ladies!!!

Had my monitoring Appt. today (baseline).....By Lining is thin..like they WANT at this point.....and my E2 level is 27.4.... good according to them. Started my Vivelle Patches today....I wear at a time, and change every other day. Also decreased the Lupron to 5units once per day. Stimming starts Saturday!

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Registered: 10-24-2011
Tue, 11-29-2011 - 8:21pm

Very excited for everyone! Starting stims tonight, took my 5 units of lupron this am. It's getting closer!!!

Me, 28, no known issues. DH, 32, MF (issues in all categories) IVF/ICSI # 1 12/11 - 8 mature eggs retrieved, none fertilized Hoping to learn more at 12/29 RE appt. Still hoping, looking forward to putting 2011 behind us!

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