Jump to content

AC Grads - Due July, August, Sept 2013
Congratulations!


  • Please log in to reply
49 replies to this topic

#1 Forum Moderator

Posted 06 December 2012 - 08:27 PM

Congratulations and best wishes for a very sticky, healthy and happy pregnancy original.gif

Cheers,
~Mintie~

#2 Milano

Posted 06 December 2012 - 08:41 PM

GOLD!

Hi ladies,

I am a bit apprehensive about joining here but I'm trying to be positive.

Got my BFP confirmed by bloodtest today after 3 years TTC and 8 IVF cycles. I'm 15dpo and my HCG was 65 which seems a little low to me but only time will tell. Next bloodtest scheduled for Tuesday. There is so much waiting involved.

EDD is 14th August  original.gif

Milano xxx

#3 Protea

Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:02 AM

Hi Milano,

Congratulations on your BFP! Three years is an excruciating wait but I bet this little embie is a sticky one.

I understand the apprehension to join this group, after two MC I am holding my breath at the moment but I figured that it will be nice to have somewhere to share my pregnancy.

**Child mentioned**

My EDD is 30th July and I have my scan on Monday where I really hope we will see a perfect little heartbeat. I'm hoping that it is good luck that my DD was transferred on the same day (two years earlier) as this little embie (11/11) and therefore had the same EDD. She decided to join us 5+ weeks early though.

Looking forward to getting to know you and everyone else.

#4 leebec

Posted 07 December 2012 - 09:24 PM

Bronze!!!!

Hi Milano & Protea great to see this group up & going.

I am 5w3d and this pregnancy was from our 7th transfer. We have done 7 cycles since October 2011 and changed FS twice and clinics once. I also did 6 rounds of clomid with first FS. I did have a natural preg exactly 2 years ago - 1st month trying - but we lost bub 3 days before Xmas at 8w3d.

I am seeing my Ob on Monday due to miscarriage before and kidney/bladder issues I have.

He will be doing a scan as my clinic does not do repeat bloods and he did some for me and they were extremely high - 220 @ 14dpo & 650 @ 16dpo - so I guess we will see how many are in there. We transferred 2 x 5 day blasts so anything is a possibility. My due date is 7 August but I will be having a c-section so looking at a July bub.

I am last my first mental hurdle of the bleed in my last pregnancy so that's good.

Looking forward to getting to know you all.

#5 *LiMa*

Posted 07 December 2012 - 09:42 PM

Hi Everyone,

I'm 7+2, due July 24.  This was my first ICSI cycle, after 4.5 years of trying, including a run of Clomid.  I miscarried at 5 weeks in September 2010.

I have a 10 year old daughter, who will turn 11 about 2 weeks before my EDD.  As you can imagine she is absolutely ecstatic about (finally) becoming a big sister.  Had my 7 week scan on Wednesday, and we saw baby's heartbeat flickering at 128 beats a minute.  It's not going to be all smooth sailing from here on in unfortunately, as I have a progesterone deficiency, which doesn't seem to be getting better, so I am still taking Crinone Gel twice a day.  We will do another round of bloods on about the 19th of December and hopefully that will show my levels are right, if not we will go to weekly bloods to measure my progesterone.  All going well I will have my next scan in early to mid January for the NT scan.

Looking forward to a boring 7 - 8 months with you all

#6 Milano

Posted 09 December 2012 - 11:37 AM

Hi ladies,

Protea - good luck with your scan tomorrow. How far will you be tomorrow? I'm having a scan early at 6 weeks 2 days because we are going overseas on Boxing Day so I wanted to have it before we went. I'm aware that it might be too early to see a heartbeat but I really, really, really hope we do!

leebec - wow, your levels were high. Maybe twins? Hope your scan tomorrow goes well.

LiMa - oh you poor thing being on crinone twice a day. That stuff is yuk. I bet your DD is super excited about having a brother or sister, how cute.

AFM, just hanging out until Tuesday until my next bloodtest to check my levels. Fingers crossed they are rising nicely.

Milano xxx

#7 Protea

Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:32 AM

Morning all!

leebec - Good luck for your appointment today, I hope you get great news from your Ob. It's fantastic that he's monitoring you so closely.

*LiMa* - That's brilliant that you saw your baby's heartbeat. I bet telling your DD was magical. Crinone is yucky stuff isn't it?

Milano - Good luck for your blood test tomorrow, the waiting game is painful. What a great holiday pressie to see a beautiful heartbeat.

AFM - We saw a perfect little heartbeat (130 bpm)...and I balled my eyes out!!! I can't believe we are really pregnant. We are 7 weeks tomorrow so we'll tell our family at Christmas which will be fun. There's still months of worrying to do but for now, I'm so excited!

I'm really looking forward to getting to know you guys and sharing our pregnancies.

#8 Milano

Posted 10 December 2012 - 01:39 PM

Oh wow Protea, I got all emotional when I read your post. So happy for you. I'm sure it feels real now, how exciting.  biggrin.gif


#9 Milano

Posted 11 December 2012 - 04:07 PM

Hi all,

Got my 2nd Beta HCG results today and I'm nervous to say the least. They are rising, but so slowly. I hate the waiting around that is involved, I just want to know what's going on!!!

15dpo - 65
20dpo - 164

Sorry for the 'me' post. Hope everyone is well.

Milano xxx

#10 Protea

Posted 11 December 2012 - 04:42 PM

Milano, You go through so much with IVF that you'd think a worry free pregnancy would be the only fair option, hey? I'm sorry that you're playing the waiting game again. Remember that ideally at this stage the HcG levels double every 48-72 hours so you're in the zone. Although I imagine that knowing that is no help at all. What's the next step for you? Will they do another blood test? I have my fingers crossed tightly for you.

#11 Milano

Posted 11 December 2012 - 04:56 PM

Thanks Protea, but the thing is, they are not doubling within 48-72 hours. I've calculated that they are doubling in about 90 hours (there was 120 hours between tests).

The clinic have advised another bloodtest next Tuesday but I think I might call them tomorrow and ask for one sooner as another week of waiting is excruciating!

#12 Magenta_

Posted 11 December 2012 - 05:17 PM

Hi Milano,

Been popping in to see how you're going.  Sorry the numbers are giving you concern, can totally understand.  But they are going up and nothing with our bodies ever goes exactly to plan!  I don't think I could handle waiting until Tuesday either.  I'd be in there before the weekend for sure.

Thinking of you and hoping for the best.   wink.gif
Magenta xx

#13 Protea

Posted 13 December 2012 - 07:19 AM

Milano,

Did you have any luck getting an earlier blood test? I'm thinking of you.

#14 Milano

Posted 13 December 2012 - 08:25 AM

Thanks Magenta and Protea, my FN has brought the bloodtest forward a day earlier to Monday. She said it is best to wait until next week as they'll have a better indication of what the levels are doing. Guess I just have to trust.

Going to be a long wait until then.

Milano xxx

Edited by Milano, 13 December 2012 - 08:26 AM.


#15 leebec

Posted 13 December 2012 - 02:23 PM

Milano -  thinking of you and hope Mondays bloods are good.

Protea - that is such a great heartbeat.

AFM - Monday was a bit up and down. I started spotting Sunday - brown blood but still blood. Anyway Ob could see 2 sacs but that's it. He repeated bloods and they were 15300 at 26 dpo which was a doubling time of 47.17 so within range. Anyway he asked me to wait till Monday to have my scan I was supposed to go to clinic and have FS scan me tomorrow but my lovely nurse got it moved to today. We saw two sacs again but one beautiful bean with a heartbeat. Being the clinic machine we didn't get a heart rate but we could visibly see heart beating. So we have lost one of the twins but we still have one baby which for us is more than we could of ever hoped or after 7 transfers.

#16 Protea

Posted 14 December 2012 - 06:47 AM

Milano -What a looooong wait til Monday but when you get the good news that your little embie is travelling along nicely it will be worth it. I bet you'll be trying to keep yourself busy this weekend!


leebec - Such a scare, I'm glad that you got to see a heartbeat. How far along are you now?

#17 Milano

Posted 15 December 2012 - 09:50 AM

Not looking good for me. I did a HPT yesterday and after getting super dark lines earlier in the week it was very very light. And have started spotting this morning.

I knew my levels weren't right. Looks like Monday's bloodtest will just tell me the inevitable.

sad.gif

#18 Protea

Posted 15 December 2012 - 12:38 PM

Oh Milano, I'm so sorry. I wish there were words that would help to make you feel better but I know that there aren't. I really, really hope that the signs are wrong and you have a lovely rising HcG on Monday. Be kind to yourself as you wait.

#19 Magenta_

Posted 15 December 2012 - 07:20 PM

Sorry the tests are getting lighter Milano  sad.gif
Just wanted to say I'm thinking of you and hope things work out ok.
Magenta xx

#20 Protea

Posted 17 December 2012 - 07:14 AM

Good luck for your blood test today, Milano.

#21 Milano

Posted 17 December 2012 - 03:06 PM

Hi ladies,

Unfortunately I don't have any good news. I started bleeding and cramping very heavily over the weekend and todays bloodtest confirmed the loss - my HCG level was 9.  sad.gif

I have to go back for another bloodtest on Thursday (!!!) as they want to make sure the levels go under 5.

So disappointed.

Thanks to everyone for your support and I hope you all have a lovely Christmas and I hope 2013 brings a lot of happiness to us all.

Milano xx

#22 Magenta_

Posted 17 December 2012 - 08:55 PM

I'm so sorry Milano, I've been so hoping for a different outcome for you today.
Magenta xx


#23 Protea

Posted 18 December 2012 - 07:51 AM

I'm really sorry Milano. I hope that 2013 is your year.

#24 shelly1170

Posted 18 December 2012 - 06:21 PM

Hello ladies.

Milano, I am so sorry to hear your news.  I hope 2013 brings you the baby you long for.

I just found out today that my second round of IVF using an egg donor looks like it was successful.

HCG on Saturday was 13 and today it was 109.  So that's doubling just under every 24 hours.

I have had three definite miscarriages since 2011, possibly 5, and one failed FET.

I'm wavering between being excited and being terrified.  

EDD is 23rd August.

#25 Protea

Posted 19 December 2012 - 07:39 AM

Welcome Shelly1170!

This IVF caper is heartbreaking isn't it? I understand how you feel about being excited and terrified at the same time. With my DD I didn't stop worrying until I was 28 weeks as I was told that at this stage the survival rate was something like 98%. Whether that was correct or not didn't matter, it made me feel better.

Your HcG doubling every 24 hours is very exciting! Go little embie original.gif When is your scan?


1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

'Tired' mum dies of undiagnosed diabetes

New mum Nicky Rigby thought her exhaustion was due to the demands of looking after her baby. But the 26-year-old was seriously ill with diabetes, and died due to her condition not being diagnosed.

20 signs of a great relationship

The secret to a perfect relationship is admitting you are wrong after an argument, five kisses a day and sex twice a week, a new survey suggests.

Video: emotional 60-second Robin Williams tribute

Take a minute to remember some of the greatest films of your childhood ... and have a few tissues close at hand.

The realities of escaping domestic violence

?Why doesn?t she just leave?? is the common question people ask when trying to understand domestic violence. For many, leaving the relationship is far from straightforward.

Home truths: the DIY dos and don'ts

A professional renovator gives advice on which jobs you should do yourself, and which you should outsource.

Parenting lessons I?ve yet to learn

Instead of writing about the stuff I do know since becoming a mum, I thought I'd share some of the things I don't. These are the lessons that motherhood hasn't taught me.

Will I be wrecked 'down there' after birth?

Did you worry about how you would look "down there" after giving birth? This mum-to-be found plenty of women willing to share their knowledge.

The new weekend playgroup for working mums

Playgroups are great for kids and parents alike - but the downside is that they often meet during the week, leaving working mums out of the loop.

Letting your toddler be the boss at bedtime

Sick of spending hours trying to get your toddler to sleep? These experts say giving your child more of a say at bedtime might be the answer.

7 mistakes old hands make with new babies

As I sat across the table from my friend ? me, a seasoned mother of three; her, a brand new mum ? I thought of all the mistakes an old-hand parent can make when visiting a newborn baby.

Ezra's tragic death not in vain, mum says

Little Ezra was a "Harry Houdini" who loved trying to escape the family home. Now, after his tragic death, his parents are doing what they can to help others.

Consulting 'Dr Google' when you're pregnant

We're all guilty of turning to the internet for a quick answer when we need medical advice, but Dr Google should be approached with caution - especially when you're pregnant.

16 ways to tie a scarf

Scarfs are the perfect winter accessory. Whether you're freezing at soccer training or wanting to add a splash of colour to a monochrome top, the right scarf will sort you out in no time. Just ask Nina Proudman.

Video: When adults act like children

Ever wondered what would happen if adults were allowed to act like children? This dad's hilarious video clip will give you an idea of what life would be like.

The simple way to support other parents

We may be raising children of different ages and sexes, with different personalities, but we, as parents, aren't that different - we all have similar struggles, fears, doubts, responsibilities.

Seeing the big picture when it comes to parenting

Sometimes it feels like hundreds of tiny cracks are spreading across the surface of our lives, creeping slowly into the foundations and threatening to make them crumble. How do we hold it all together?

How to spot a lactaboobiephobia sufferer

Lactation consultant Meg Nagle refused to stay silent when Facebook removed two photos of her breastfeeding. Instead, she coined a term to describe those who don't recognise breastfeeding for the natural and non-sexual act that it is.

Win back some precious time and get FREE coupons

Membership to eBay's Bubs? Corner is free and includes a $10 coupon to spend on nappies each month - a win for multitasking mums!

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Win back some precious time and get FREE coupons

Membership to eBay's Bubs? Corner is free and includes a $10 coupon to spend on nappies each month - a win for multitasking mums!

Do you suffer from Precious Firstborn Syndrome?

Testing ?no more tears? shampoo in your own eyes, warming cucumber sticks so they're not cold straight from the fridge, waking a sleeping baby to check they?re still breathing: these are all symptoms of Precious Firstborn Syndrome.

Ezra's tragic death not in vain, mum says

Little Ezra was a "Harry Houdini" who loved trying to escape the family home. Now, after his tragic death, his parents are doing what they can to help others.

7 mistakes old hands make with new babies

As I sat across the table from my friend ? me, a seasoned mother of three; her, a brand new mum ? I thought of all the mistakes an old-hand parent can make when visiting a newborn baby.

Video: When adults act like children

Ever wondered what would happen if adults were allowed to act like children? This dad's hilarious video clip will give you an idea of what life would be like.

Mums hit hardest as flu cases skyrocket

The number of confirmed cases of influenza in Australia has doubled the number for the same time last year - and women are 25 per cent more likely to get it.

The mum who had four babies in nine months

Feeling exhausted due to the demands of caring for a baby? Imagine the life of this mum, who gave birth to three boys and one girl in just nine months.

Everything baby at Big W

Lowest prices on everything baby, only at Big W. Sale starts August 4 and ends August 20 2014.

Smiggle is painting the town red!

We have 3 Red Smiggle prize packs to give away! Enter by posting a photo of something red to your Instagram.

Mum gives birth at school

Most kids have their own personal brand of oddity. Others, like these 10 weird habits, crop up again and again.

Personalised baby gifts

We've scoured the internet to find gorgeous personalised keepsakes and nursery decor to record baby name and dates. They make great gifts for christenings, name days and birthdays! (All prices in AU.)

 

Mind, body, beauty, life

Making time for me

We look at your wellbeing, covering health, relationships, beauty and fashion, mind and body.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.