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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Sun, 12-11-2011 - 8:05pm

Jenni:

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Sun, 12-11-2011 - 8:45pm

Jenni: hoping for a positive soon!

Lindz: I am also really shocked. We got the word today that none fertlized miraculously overnight. Going to call tomorrow to resched appt sooner to get answers. My dh story similar to yours but we were always assured he

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: 11-22-2011
Mon, 12-12-2011 - 12:38am

Julieann - good luck meeting with your RE.

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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Mon, 12-12-2011 - 9:40am

Well, as for my sister donating her eggs to me...she owes me...LOL.

5 years ago when my nephew was born.....my sister went into a very severe RARE form of Post-Partum depression. She would not LOOK at, let alone TOUCH her son. Her Husband was in Brazil (he is a native of Brazil)...getting his FREE college education so that he could come back here to the US and make a better life for them (he now owns a successful Bar/Restaurant). Anyway....I was given full custody/guardianship of her son....and I raised him myself for the first year of his life.....including the emotional and financial aspects. Giving him back when he was 15 months old was SO HARD...but I knew the day would come, and she lives LITERALLY 5 houses away from me. Suffice to say..she is NOT sure she will have more children because of her long, difficult journey. And now...she is an AMAZING mother. Also...we threw her 3000.00. The normal compensation if we had used an anonomous donor. So.....we are EVEN..wouldn't you say? I raise your child...you give me eggs. LOL

I am ALSO a POAS cheating fool. I usually start POAS about a week afterthe transfer. And...so far, I have been lucky. Not as sure this time..because it is a WHOLE new process for us this round.

Thinking of you all...hoping we get MANY winter BFP's....I am also following the January string..because sme of our gals are spilt between Dec/January!

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Mon, 12-12-2011 - 10:25am

Wow, Lindz, I'd definitely say you're even and then some!

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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Mon, 12-12-2011 - 10:32am
That's awesome about your relationship with your sister Lindsay. I know sometimes people balk about letting family know what you are going thru, but I personally don't know what I would do if I couldn't confide on my sister. She is younger than me and is done having her kids. While I don't need any DE she did volunteer to donate eggs for money & give me the money to cover our IVF! Family can really make the difference sometimes. Lindsay you mentioned a thread for January Cyclers. I need to join that group so I can find a buddy to go thru this with. Many blessings to all, Kia
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Mon, 12-12-2011 - 10:41am
Jenn- hope your embie is snuggling in.
Lindsay-it was a good thing that you were there for your sis during her hard time and now she can help you.
Me: finally got my meds ordered with Friday as the delivery date. It is starting to feel real.
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Mon, 12-12-2011 - 12:27pm

Ha..Ha...It would be pretty TOUGH to offend me! No offense taken or even considered! I was THRILLED to have my nephew during his Baby Year..it is my favorite time...and I Liked "pretending" he was mine......He and I have a bond like no other..that is for sure!

I like getting HER eggs..because I will still have that biological tie to my BABY (if one in fact decides to BLESS US). But, I was also willing to use a Donor that had NO ties to me. It was about adding more children to our family..versus biology.

Here is the link to the January group I KNOW of:

http://forums.ivillage.com/t5/IVF-Intros-Chit-Chat-More/Intro-IVF-1-in-January/m-p/118256943/highlight/true#M105453

Happy Monday Gals...... May our Uteruses continue to THRIVE! LOL

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Tue, 12-13-2011 - 9:14am

Thanks for all the sticky vibes! Work is busy right now, so that is helping me not obsess too much.

Michelle - I think I will POAS, especially since my beta will be a few days before Christmas. I feel like I want to be prepared (as much as I can be) whatever the result. I'll probably start on Sunday, which will be 7dp3dt, and hopefully the HCG shot will be out of my system by then.

Lindz - That's incredible that you and your sister have been able to help each other out in such unique, special ways. It feels like a child from her egg is "meant to be!" How did your first shot go?

Christy - Receiving that big box of meds is definitely a reality check! Glad to hear you're getting closer to starting.

Julie - Been thinking about you... KUP about what the RE says. I'm so happy there are other women in this group with MF experience to offer their perspectives!

Jennifer, 35. DH 32 | TTC our first for 2 years, and blessed with IF insurance coverage DX: DOR and Endometriosis. Stage 3 endo Apr 2011; FSH: 20.5 in Oct 2011 and 19.5 in Nov 2011 IVF#1 Dec 2011 - 1 mature & 1 intermediate egg retrieved, 1 perfec
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Tue, 12-13-2011 - 6:37pm

Ok...so seriously...My house is like a one man circus.

My husband was like "i don;t remeber how to do this from our class"...I said...I'll do most of it. I drew the Progesterone into the syringe...i changed the draw needle to the 1 gauge STICK needle. I alcohol prepped the EXACT spot to stick...i pointed it out to him. And he steps back and draws the needle over his shoulder like he is about to throw a javelin...i was like...WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING??? It's a needle..you don;t need a running start! So i took it from him and Stuck myself in the flank just above my ARSE. i explained to him that he needs to draw back a little to see if any blood fills the needle to be sure we haven't hit a vessel. and he draws back the needle..and REMOVES it. i said...The plunger.....draw the PLUNGER back..jackwagon!! Anyway...I re-stuck myself....Pushed the prgesterone in..MYSELF.....and have decided his needle wielding days are OVER! I'll do it myself! Thankfully...I am pretty flexible. However...I gotta tell you...I have been SORE all day....like Impulled my muscle doing S&M manuevers all night!

Ouch. Ok.....and if our IF works..I have 11 more weeks of this??? Ummm...really?

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