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#1 Jahbee

Posted 30 April 2005 - 09:36 PM



MERGIE TTC # 2. 2nd IVF.  In 2WW.  Beta 1/6.

MINNI - If it happens it happens!

LJV:  - neg 1st IVF.  Cycle again July/Aug.

Vickilee - 5th IVF neg sad.gif

Mum's the word - ttc # 5.  Recent m/c at 18 weeks.

Pregnant Mums:

KIT4KEEPS 38 weeks preg.  EDD:

Chrissy36  -  36 weeks pregnant. DD: 1/6/05.

Sashy - 36 weeks pregnant

JB TTC #2 since April 03. IVF #7 (4th for # 2)
EDD:  23rd August, 05.  27 weeks preg.  

WISHINGSTAR - 24 weeks preg.  EDD Sept 10th, 05

Cathy44 - 21 weeks pregnant.

SLJ:   17 weeks preg.  EDD: 21st Oct, 05

Laineyberlin - BFP.  DD:

HUGS -  BFP.  11 weeks preg.

Babies born

BLUEMIST   Alina Joan Born 4th April, 05.
KFOGO - Nicholas David Born 15th March, 05
GUMMYBEAR - Brock Born 4th April, 05.
SYDPROD2001 - Phillippa Louise Born 9th May, 05.

INK-U-b8TR -EDD: 14th March, 05?
MAMADOM - EDD:  7th May, 05.

Please let JB know if you'd like these details updated or corrected and if we have missed anyone out that would like to be included on the list.

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Analeise born 23.11.02 after 3 IVF's & 5 m/c's.

4 IVF's later pregnant with #2.  Due 23.8.05

This message was edited by JB on Thursday, 26 May 2005 @ 12:38 PM

#2 Jahbee

Posted 30 April 2005 - 09:51 PM

Hi Girls,
it's taken me ages going back and forth trying to update that list, I couldn't remember who had what, when who was due, etc etc, anyway i am sure i have managed to leave someone of the list, sorry.  I'm not going to go into personals as I have a few other threads to start and on a course for work all week so no time to pop in here.

Two people I couldnt miss though.

MAMADOM, good luck.  This must be an anxious and emotional time for you, but wishing you all the best and we'd love to hear how you go.

MERGIE, good luck for beta.  This part of the IVF 2WW is really tough, you just want an answer now, your body knows but you have to wait.  You can't give up to the beta.  Remember last time i had a negative HPT and 15dpo did my blood test and my beta came back a lousy 42.......and the ranger is thriving.  Fingers crossed.

I'm just about 24 weeks.  Had my Dr's appointment this week gone and Dr reckons i am going to have another big baby (Analeise was 9 1/2 pounds, ouch).  Looking huge now, still feeling good and the ranger is so much more active than Analeise so i am feeling much more reassured and enjoying this pregnancy not feeling so stressed.

Anyway gotta fly!
Have a good week.

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Analeise born 23.11.02 after 3 IVF's & 5 m/c's.

4 IVF's later pregnant with #2.  Due 23.8.05

#3 SLJ

Posted 01 May 2005 - 05:03 PM

Hi All,

Chrissy - Another week down....I know I sound like a broken record...lol but each week brings it closer...

Vicki - hope the headaches improve.

Mergie - Fingers crossed, Good luck.

Mazee - 6 months! Wow time flies....glad to hear Gabster is doing well. Stay strong with KH, everything will work out for the best.

Wishing star - Woo hoo, no more m/s!

JB - Glad to hear LR is booming along!

Me - well not much to report things are pottering along  feeling better most of the time, still very tired specially in the evenings.
My last u/s dated at a week ahead of the inital one (making it 28 Oct), still the initial one agrees with my calculations so will stick with it for the time being.
Went shopping with my mum yesterday and bought a few things, so have now started a baby stash...lol My mother had a ball baby shopping, she is so excited, my only problem is stopping her spending too much money. We actually had a argument is one nursery shop , she wants to buy the cot and change table and I won't let her....so here we are 'I will...no you wont' in the shop....lol  at least the sales assistants left us alone!!lol

Stay Strong! Think Positive!


ME 36   DP 41
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#4 Chrissy38

Posted 03 May 2005 - 11:38 AM

I am having a good day - went for my 36 week checkup, everything looks good, BP is OK, my belly is measuring 37cm, bubs head is down & starting to engage (about4/5) & that lovely little heartbeat is just so reassuring. Doc is very happy with everything ATM.

I left there with such a big smile on my face , just allowing me to finally see myself having a bub in four weeks time. Thinking that it might actually happen -

I have two days of work left after today (Thu & Frid. I really cant wait & for the first time I feel like finishing bubs room & washing all of the new stuff - (I'd always been worried  that if I did it I might jinx myself & something would go wrong).

I know I might still have some worrysome days but for now I'm going to enjoy feeling very positive.

Susan - its so nice that your mum is so excited - you have to let her enjoy it too !!

Mergie - good luck & let us know how its all going.

JB - great to hear you are doing well & getting lots of movements.

Better go & do some work. Have a great week girls.

Thanks everyone for your positive words  - along this journey, it really means a lot.


DH 39
DS 13
EDD 01/06/05

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#5 sashy

Posted 03 May 2005 - 12:04 PM

Hi girls,

Thankyou for welcoming me original.gif Thanks for adding me to the list

I hope I will get to know you more and I can write more personal.

Next week I am have an ultrasound to find out if I need a c-section.  I can't wait until I know.  At my appointment yesterday the midwife said my baby was lying transverse.  I am thinking it may be because of my fibroid.

Take care girls.

Started TTC June 2003
Angel Oct 2003 9 weeks
Angel July 2004 6 weeks

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#6 Mergie

Posted 03 May 2005 - 02:25 PM


Started spotting last night, full blown AF early hours of this morning.

Loads of tears and frustration and thoughts of giving in again.

Spoke to the nurses, I still have to have the BT and my Dr will review my file today.  At this stage I'll be back into it either tmw or Thursday with an increased dose and hopefully more luck this time round.

I'm taking this harder than previous months as I know there were 2 little embies that just didn't make it and it's just breaking my heart.

Hi to all, hope you're all well.

Will catch up again soon.

ME 42
DH 42
DS 2.5 (clomid baby)
TTC#2 Sep 03
M/C Nov 03
6 Clomid cycles BFN's
Surgery for Endo Dec '04
ICI  Sep '04 BFN
O/I  Oct '04 BFN
O/I  Nov '04 BFN
IUI  Nov '04 BFN
IUI  Jan '04 BFN
IVF  Apr '05 2 embies on board BT 4/5

#7 Jahbee

Posted 04 May 2005 - 09:37 PM

Mergie, I'm so sorry, it sucks and is just so hard isn't it.  It is so frustrating even more so when you know they have actually put embryos back and it still doenst work.  You're not starting back to back stim cycles are you?  Are you aware Medicare won't fund if you do?  You have to have a least a month's break between stims for a Medicare rebate and to let your poor ovaries have a rest.  Hope your'e doing ok.

Chrissy, finishing work!  Are they throwing a morning tea for you or something?

I'm flat out, doing a course all this week for work that is totally full on.  The ranger is kicking up a storm, just so reassuring.

Hope everyone else is doing ok.

#8 vickilee

Posted 05 May 2005 - 04:43 PM

Mergie, I'm so sorry that this hasn't worked. Hope you're feeling a bit better by now & thinking about the next cycle. Are you going to do the long down reg or short?

JB - sounds like the Ranger is keeping busy original.gif
btw - when you get a chance you may want to change my details, this is my 5th stim cycle and (fingers crossed) 7th transfer.

Hi Sashy - good luck with the scan.
Chrissy - tomorrow is your last day at wk? Hope you have a  nice farewell.

Susan - I was following you stroy before I joined this thread - it's been very heartening to see your progress.

My news is that I'll be going for egg pick up on Monday - well 99% sure anyway. I've been a bit nauseous & quite sore toay - geez I hope it's for a good purpose.

#9 **Chrissy36**

Posted 06 May 2005 - 09:35 AM

Mergie - I am so very sorry to hear your news. Hope you are hanging in there.

JB & Vicki -I really dont know if they are doing anything  - over the last six months this place has really changed & not for the better. But I am just really happy to be leaving to spend some time at home & see a bit more of my Dad. Oh and clean !

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#10 Guest_mums the word_*

Posted 06 May 2005 - 11:55 AM

I am 37 just turned in March, I have 4 children, dd14, dd13, ds11(soon 12), dd 2, and I have lost my ds 18weeks gestation, and another loss at just under 6 weeks and 3 very early miscarriages at af, I knew about from early testing and one blood test. I am having a hysteroscopy on the 16th of May to see if I am losing my babies for any physical reason and see how that turns out. Then if all is well in there I am going on oestrogen to give me a good endometrium and progesterone spike as a result he said.
Has anyone else had any success with oestrogen?
Either way I feel I belong here now I am 37 so would like to get to know you all.
I am taking this month off ttc since I will be having the hysteroscopy right when an egg would be trying to implant so no way am I going to lose another baby if I can help it. So next cycle all being well we will hopefully get our very much longed for final edition to our family.

[b][color=pink]Hoping for our baby soon.
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#11 LJV

Posted 06 May 2005 - 05:58 PM

Hi Girls,
Well here I am again...had to have a break from EB when our cycle didn't work in March. We'll be changing Drs and clinics this time and will probably go again in July/Aug. Sending thoughts to Mergie, JB and Vickilee...they might remember me from before. I'm hoping to get to know more of you in the coming weeks/months. Congrats to all who are on their way already and lots of love to those still trying. I'll only post occasionally until I do our next cycle, but just thought I'd drop in and say "Hi"

Me: 42 DH: 50,SDs x 3 (Age 17, 15 & 13), shared custody
Failed Vasectomy Reversal March 2004
ICSI #1 March 2005 BFN sad.gif

#12 Mergie

Posted 06 May 2005 - 10:30 PM

Hi Girls

JB - I've PMed you re your comment on back to back.  

Thanks for your kind words girls, I'm feeling heaps better.

I started another flare cycle yesterday, it's CD4 already and my Puregon has increased to 300iu.  I have a scan next Friday.

I hope my heart will hold out until then, after reading JB's post about Medicare not funding back to back's I'm a tad nervous.  I specifically spoke to the accounts Dept at MIVF before going ahead and she told me I would be covered. I'm not sure how this is going to pan out but the accounts chick will be getting a mouthful if what she told me is not correct!!!

Have a great weekend everyone, speak to you soon.

#13 Jahbee

Posted 06 May 2005 - 10:43 PM

sorry to scare you!  Ring Medicare, you really need to speak to them, get the persons name and a reference number.  I've had accounts stuff things up for me before.  Put a post in the AC section to clarify and check with the other girls.  I'm sure you can do back to back FET's but not stim cycles.  Maybe cause you are not downregulating your clinic has coded it differently or something.

Rain, of course we remember you.  Wish you didn't have to be back here cycling again but we are here for you ok.

Welcome Mums the words.  So sorry to read of your miscarriages.  The only experience i have had with estrogen is using a supplement when doing an IVF stimulated cycle.  I wore estrogen patches on my bum for 3 months when first pregnant.  I have also used them in the 2WW of an IVF cycle and not fallen pregnant, so i don't know if they work or not.

Chrissy how was your last day?

Vicki, sorry about putting your 1st cycle as opposed to your 5th.  I have been updating so many cycle lists lately i can't keep up!

Mamadom is due today, i wonder how she is going.

No news here.  Thank god its the w/e.  Been a full on week at work with a Proj Mgmt course all week.  Taking Monday off, god knows i need it just to catch up on washing.

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Analeise born 23.11.02 after 3 IVF's & 5 m/c's.

4 IVF's later pregnant with #2.  Due 23.8.05

#14 SLJ

Posted 07 May 2005 - 05:54 PM

Hi All

Chrissy - Woo Hoo finally finshed work...enjoy your tiem with your dad, and hope you get heaps of celaning done!

Sashy - Good luck with the u/s, hope you get the answers you are hoping for.

Mergie - hugs. Glad to hear you're feeling better, better luck this time!

Vicki - Fingers crossed for the eggs!

mumstheword - best of luck with the hysteroscope, hope it gives you a few answers.

Rain - Hope the next round is more successful for you.

JB - Put your feet up and enjoy!

Not much to report from this end, feeling much better (almost human again!  lol) Only occasional queasy moments, and getting some more energy back.

Been doing a bit of shopping trying to get myself organised. Finally gave in and let my mother put the cot and change table on layby, and am starting to get together a collection of bits and pieces.

Stay Strong! Think Positive!


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#15 vickilee

Posted 08 May 2005 - 10:43 AM

Susan - glad to hear that you're feeling a bit better & getting energy back original.gif

JB - thanks for making the change - though with reflection maybe #1 would be better - all that lost innocent joy original.gif

Mergie - great to hear that you're starting again - though I hope the accounts person at your clinic was right. Maybe the flare cycle is different.

Rain - it's good to see that you're back again & will be starting soon. Which clinic / doctor are you going with?

Mums the word - I'm sorry to hear about your m/c's. Hope the hysteroscopy is OK & they find some non-complicating answers for you.

Chrissy - I dream of having time o clean original.gif you should see my house, actually DH does more cleaning here han me.

Well my only news is that I had my trigger injection last night & will be at the clinic on Monday morning for EPU & DH's biopsy. Looking forward to a couple of days at home too original.gif

#16 sashy

Posted 08 May 2005 - 05:54 PM

Hi girls,

Mergie I am sorry your cycle din't work.  I hope you conceive soon.

mums the word I hope the test works out well and you have a good result.  I am so sorry for your losses.

I am anxious and excited about my upcoming scan.  I have decided not to worry if I have to have a c-section.  I was terrified of having one before.

Started TTC June 2003
Angel Oct 2003 9 weeks
Angel July 2004 6 weeks

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#17 Mergie

Posted 08 May 2005 - 07:19 PM

Vicki - Good luck for tomorrow.

Sachy - I'm excited for you and your scan, what an exciting time.  I ended up having an emergency C section with DS (much to my disappointment) I look at C sections alot differently now, the most important thing is you and your babies safety, it doesn't matter how they get here so long as you are both healthy at the end of it all.

Susan - everything is sounding great at your end. Happy shopping!!

JB - A call to Medicare is at the top of my list tmw morning!! Thanks for the advise.

Rain -  I have everything crossed for you again.  I have a good vibe about the new Dr and clinic.

Mums the word - So sorry to read of you losses. You will get a lot of support here with us, give us a hoy anytime you need us.

Chrissy - How's the lady of leisure going?

As for me, I've been so very emotional these last couple of days, the slightest things sets me off and tears start to flow.  DH is bending over backwards for me and all I seem to do is snap his head off.  I feel like a real cow but can't seem to stop myself from flying off the handle. I'm sure it's the Puregon and hope I only have to inject for the rest of this week.

Hope you're all well, will chat again soon.

Take care

#18 Bloomer

Posted 08 May 2005 - 07:33 PM

Mergie best wishes for the next round.

Just back from Brisbane after visiting family. My dad's 70th birthday in August and they are planning a weekend away but I am not certain we can make it.  I am due a month later and have BP probs but we will see.  DD is sufferring withdrawal symptoms from her cousins but she loves being home with Dad and his cooking.

19 week scan tomorrow so hopefully all goes well.  

Keep well everyone.

regards Cathy

#19 Bloomer

Posted 09 May 2005 - 02:30 PM

Scan went well, and CVS confirmed it is a girl.  The first shot proved that.

#20 Gummybear

Posted 09 May 2005 - 03:37 PM

Hello to everyone!!!! I have finally gor some time to update you all well on the 4/4/5 I had a bouncey baby boy we named Brock weighing 3.795 kg I had a pretty good labour but it bloody hurt!!! boy! next time I think plenty of drugs are top on my list i quite enjoyed it till the last part ,i kept saying hes stuck hes stuck but the midwife said no dear hes just getting into position, keep pushing, gawd anyway my ob came in and had a check and found my hind waters hadnt broken she popped them and oh what a relief he almost slid out! but he decided to come out doing a high five his little hand was up near his face just to make it a bit more difficult and four stitches!! but out he came phew! I have never known such relief in all my life he was a real fatty! and now hes 5 weeks its gone so fast I had to put him on bottled milk for a while as it seems he doesnt tolerate lactose like his mother he was in so much pain and just screamed all the time it was awful but as soon a he got on the bottled stuff the change was immediate, which was good but I really wanted to keep BF him the doc said to try in a week to BF again and see how he goes but no matter how much I expressed my milk supply has really slowed up its like the body knows its not a baby on there weird anyway hes a happy chappy(most of the time)lol and hes having good laughs and smiles and I'm really starting to enjoy him I just want to squeeze him all the time DBF is just over the moon and hes really good gets up and feeds him and changes his nappy which are totally gross with this formular!! we've been out and about and I found out just how loud he can be in a shopping centre!! well better go I think someone is opening his peepers If I find out how to put a pic on here I will put one on, I will also try and read all the posts to catch up I hope everyone is going good
Bye for now and take care

#21 Mergie

Posted 09 May 2005 - 03:49 PM

Cathy - What lovely news, how precious, a little girl.  I'm so happy for you.  

Gummybear - Congratulations on the arrival of Brock.  I loved reading your story.  You're sounding so relaxed, confident and above all very happy.  This is wonderful to see.  Can't wait to see the photo if you get a chance.

Hi to everyone else here.

#22 LJV

Posted 10 May 2005 - 01:50 PM

Hi girls,

Oh it's so lovely to see some happiness and joy in here amongst the rest. Gives those of us doing it tough some hope. Congrats to those expecting and an especially warm welcome to Brock.

Sorry to be a downer, but I've not really been coping too well. Mother's Day was hellish. I posted a vent on the Assisted Conception" forum called "Mother's Day Misery" for anyone who feels like they want to go there. Totally understand if you don't.

Just hanging in there atm, but sure things will get better soon. Love to you all and big hugs to Mergie.

Me: 42 DH: 50,SDs x 3 (Age 17, 15 & 13), shared custody
Failed Vasectomy Reversal March 2004
ICSI #1 March 2005 BFN sad.gif

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#23 Mergie

Posted 10 May 2005 - 03:35 PM

Rain - Big hugs back to you, thanks for that.

I rang Medicare yesterday and got a lady I couldn't understand!  Anyway, she was absolutely no help other than to say it's up to my Dr whether I can do back to back stims.  I didn't understand this and just hung up.  I was going to call MIVF but just couldn't, I'm struggling with the mood swings big time and didn't want anymore grief.  As is turns out I got my invoice today form MIVF for the OOP only, so all's well that ends well, except that I haven't signed a medicare form yet. The invoice is dated exactly one month after the first cycle so maybe that's the trick to it all.  I'll pop in and see them after my scan on Friday.

Hope you're all well.  I'm such a schitzo right now, crying at the drop of a hat and I have absolutely no patience whatsoever.  I'm starting to wonder if I've made the right decision.  I hate the way I'm treating DH and DS at the moment and I feel like I am going to burst with built up anger when I try and keep it in.  

Any tips on how to cope a little better would be appreciated.

That's my vent, it actually helped a little.

Speak to you all soon.

#24 Bloomer

Posted 10 May 2005 - 05:15 PM

Sorry Mergie and LJV I sometimes feel guilty how lucky we've been.  There has been bad luck in there as well but while some we just have to live with others have passed.  

DD took my BP medication this morning I have been in tears most of the day. Dr said she should be ok but keep and eye on her.  She had a big sleep for 3 and a half hours but seems ok.  Other than wanting to get undressed and drawing all over herself, so it looks like we have a bit more luck.

#25 LJV

Posted 10 May 2005 - 09:27 PM

Dear Cathy,
Never feel guilty about that sweetie, just revel in it, celebrate it and be grateful...to feel guilty would be to take something away from what you have been blessed with. Those of us that are struggling don't begrudge you that...we just wish it would happen for us too. xxx

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