I'll join you if you don't mind! I had a BFP on 24th November, so think my due date will be beginning of August.
Like you I feel really lucky as I have a little girl who is 20 months from my first IVF, and then this time we have used the frozen embryos from that first cycle and have got a BFP first time. My scan is next Tuesday (8th), so I will feel happier once I've seen the heartbeat - I think I will be 6 weeks then.
How are you feeling? I am feeling fine - a bit more tired than normal, but then I'm always tired running after Poppy all the time!
Also, was yours a fresh cycle, or a FET? Are you still on pessaries/tablets? I am on both until 12 weeks - my least favourite part of all this!
Anyway I will stop waffling, and look forward to hearing how you and any others are getting on.
Gosh our situations are very similar - a toddler the same age and one on the way! Like you say it is very tiring - but I haven't had any sickness or anything yet. I did at about 8 weeks 1st time around to it's probably still to come!
Good luck with you scan on 8th, I know what you mean - to see the heartbeat for the 1st time is just amazing. We're keeping everything crossed for our scan on 23rd, because I realise it's still very early. We have to keep stopping ourselves from getting too excited and talking about it all the time!
I'm the opposite to you in that first time around we had a frozen cycle - I got something called hyperstimulation (my ovaries went a bit mad!) and we had to freeze all the embyros and do the ET a few months later. This time round it went better (was on tablets to stop ovaries going mad) and it was a fresh cycle (no embyos left from 1st cycle unfortunately). But we have some frozen ones left from this cycle so that's good to know if anything happens or in the unlikely event we want a 3rd HA!
well it looks like it may be over for me - I started bleeding in the night and it is still steady. I rang the hospital and they have brought my scan forward to tomorrow so I will keep you posted. I feel really sad and empty. Off to get our Xmas tree to take my mind off things.
Well I had my scan this morning, and it looks like everything is ok after all - I saw the heartbeat and the doctor said it was all looking fine. No idea what the bleeding was. I had been looking on the internet last night (dangerous I know), and the fact that it was fresh blood wasn't looking good at all so I was convinced that I had lost it. I'm not bleeding any more, it stopped yesterday afternoon.
I feel relieved, but also need to just slow down a bit and look after myself - I think I had been carrying on as normal and maybe overdid it. I don't feel out of the woods at all and just pray that the little one hangs on in there.
Oh Lennie you must be so relieved. I'm so pleased for you. The same thing happened to me at 6 weeks last time and I was on holiday abroad at the time.. I was convinced that was it - but bought a pregnancy test at the airport on way home and it was still positive! Couldn't belive it. Then like you I called hospital and they did a scan and all was OK. They told me it may have been one of the embryos coming away as I had 2 put in.
Yes, take it easy now - although like you said before it isn't always easy with a toddler! I was trying to do some xmas shopping today with my wee one & didn't have much success!
Can I join? I had my HCG level done today and it was 195 so BFP! This is my first ever BFP. According to IVF calculator I will be due around 18 August. I had some brown blood yesterday which really upset me but it looks like it was late implantation. My first scan is on 6 January. This is definitely going to feel like a long wait!
Welcome and congratulations on your BFP - that's fantastic news! How are you feeling? In shock I bet?
It's a really nervous time waiting for the first scan - you think the be all and end all is the BFP, but once you've got that, you realise there's the next hurdle to get over! I guess it will be like this for the next few months.
As for me, I had some bleeding again on Wednesday night, same as last time, but again it stopped and I went for a scan and everything seems to be ok. It's a worry though as I feel I can't get too excited in case something goes wrong.
I am also starting to get symptoms - feeling really quite nauseous for most of the day, and sooo tired - I've been to bed for 2 hours already this evening. After getting my daughter to bed - I went into our room to get the monitor and the bed looked so inviting that I climbed in. My husband didn't know where I'd gone - lol!!
Anyway, I look forward to sharing this journey with you.
LJ - how are you? Looking forward to the 23rd no doubt.
Hi Lenny & Rachel!,
Delighted you are joining us Rachel. Congratulations! Yes, 6 January does seem a long time to wait but at least you'll have xmas in between to pass the time! What a wonderful xmas present! 195 is a really strong positive too - hospital told me I was 100 and that was a good result! Well done!
Lenny, I'm so pleased all has worked out OK with the second scan. You are really going through the mill poor thing. I remember not really settling for at least the 1st 6 weeks the first time as I had bleeding too. It was hard, but it did all work out OK. My thoughts are with you. Rest as much as you can. My wee boy was in his bed at 6:30 last night (as he was shattered after a day with the grandparents!) so I had an early night too! Bliss! Altho he has been up since 5:40 this morning HA!
I feel strangely symptomless at the moment and keep getting the urge to do a test to see if I'm still pregnant! But will stay chilled - am sure the sickness and tiredness will hit me soon I should probably think myself lucky for now! Roll on 23rd tho! Can't wait for scan!
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