A beautiful flicker

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Registered: 10-19-2004
A beautiful flicker
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Wed, 01-13-2010 - 9:35pm

Hi Ladies,

We had our first u/s late Monday at 7w 1d and everything looks good. We saw the heartbeat, a beautiful flicker. I measured 7w, which I am told is good.

We were very relieved because I'd passed a tiny clot a few days before, and had a little pink spotting, which has stopped. I don't know if a second had implantated and passed, or if it was just one of those things. We saw no blood in the uterus, which is good.

I go in again for another u/s for reassurance.

I just found out today my SIL is pg with #2, a week behind me. If things work out for both of us, our babies will each have a cousin of almost identical age.

I'll have just turned 42 when I give birth. We are getting the NT screening again as I'd like to avoid any risk of invasive testing if possible. If the numbers are worrisome, I'll do CVS. No more amnio for me after PROM the last time...just too scary.

I don't think I'll be able to relax until I get the screening results back (if they are good), given the trisomy and nonviability we experienced just over a year ago. Hopefully we have a healthy, viable bean this time around.

Despite our losses, we are thinking positively that this time will finally be IT for us. Having taken HGH reassures me somewhat on that count, which studies showing much higher rates of live births in women 41-44 who have taken it during stims. I'm still taking the metformin, and I am finishing up azithromycin to try to knock out any possible ureaplasma. Saw a study that showed AZ might not work so well for ureaplasma, but can't take doxycycline while pg, so hopefully it will do some good if there's anything to combat.

- Jenna, 41, DH 38 TTC since September '06 with MFI. 3 failed unmedicated IUI's with DH sperm, 1 failed IUI with injects with DH sperm, IVF #1 BFN, FET BFP but M/c week 5, IVF#2 BFP m/c week 7, IUI with injects and donor sperm: probable chemical pg. 1 failed unmedicated DS/IUI. Started BCP's 7/30 for IVF #3, ER 9/10, ET 9/15, Beta 9/24 results 9/25. BFP, Twins. Lost 1st twin at 9-10 weeks, lost second twin at 16 weeks 12/17/08. Attempted IUI #4 converted to DS/DH IUI April 09 at my request, BFP and M/c. IVF #4 June 09 BFN. DS-IUI w/injects 7/6/09, BFN. Hysteroscopic myomectomy to remove fibroid 7/29/09.Unmedicated DS-IUI 9/09, BFN. DS-IUI with injects, 10/09, BFP and M/C. DH/DS-IUI with injects and HGH, 12/6. BFP! Betas: 12dpo 12/18 58, 14 dpo 12/20 157, 16dpo 12/22 379, 22 dpo 12/28 4,002



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- Jenna
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Registered: 05-31-2004
Thu, 01-14-2010 - 1:38am
I am so glad that things are looking so good for you this time! Yay! I know all too well how hard it can be after a loss to really relax and enjoy your pregnancy, but I would encourage you to take it all a day at a time and just enjoy each day. It is a little easier to do that later on once you can be reassured by feeling movement, much harder at these early stages I know. I am glad you are getting another u/s, when is that scheduled for? Wishing you all the best, I'm sure this one is a keeper!

Michelle


Loving Mom to three

Michelle


Loving Mom to three rambunctious 

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Registered: 10-19-2004
Thu, 01-14-2010 - 1:26pm

Thanks Michelle!

My next u/s is Tuesday the 19th, so not long to wait this time. Then I have another appt the following week. I'm looking into getting one of those inexpensive fetal dopplers on eBay for reassurance, I hear it should work at about 9-10 weeks.

- Jenna, 41, DH 38 TTC since September '06 with MFI. 3 failed unmedicated IUI's with DH sperm, 1 failed IUI with injects with DH sperm, IVF #1 BFN, FET BFP but M/c week 5, IVF#2 BFP m/c week 7, IUI with injects and donor sperm: probable chemical pg. 1 failed unmedicated DS/IUI. Started BCP's 7/30 for IVF #3, ER 9/10, ET 9/15, Beta 9/24 results 9/25. BFP, Twins. Lost 1st twin at 9-10 weeks, lost second twin at 16 weeks 12/17/08. Attempted IUI #4 converted to DS/DH IUI April 09 at my request, BFP and M/c. IVF #4 June 09 BFN. DS-IUI w/injects 7/6/09, BFN. Hysteroscopic myomectomy to remove fibroid 7/29/09.Unmedicated DS-IUI 9/09, BFN. DS-IUI with injects, 10/09, BFP and M/C. DH/DS-IUI with injects and HGH, 12/6. BFP! Betas: 12dpo 12/18 58, 14 dpo 12/20 157, 16dpo 12/22 379, 22 dpo 12/28 4,002



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- Jenna
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Registered: 02-02-2007
Thu, 01-14-2010 - 2:31pm

Hi Jenna, I wanted to pop in and see how you and Susan L. are doing. I am so glad you got to see a beautiful heartbeat!!! I am praying for wonderful test results and a H & H 8 more months!!! Keep up the good work.

Hugs,
Tiffany

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Tiffany TTC #1 Together
VR 12/06
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Registered: 10-20-2009
Thu, 01-14-2010 - 3:57pm

Congratulations on having such a good appointment!

Susan L.



Robert Edward Xavier Lin - Born July 31, 2010 at 5:56AM, 6 pounds 4 ounces and 19 inches long. He spent 2 weeks in the NICU but he's doing great now!
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Tue, 01-26-2010 - 10:28pm

Congratulations Jenna!

Jessica

Me - 44, DH-47