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wannabemom - July 19

I went in yesterday to have the ICSI done. They said that they were able to get 13 eggs, 7 matured and 6 fertilized. They invetro'd 2. Now the wait. I am so scared that I could cry. I want this to work so bad. Already had miscarriages, and the support is so limited. Everyone in my family wants me to stop. I just always wanted a big family. Please let me know if anyone else is out there waiting for a positive result. Has anyone gotten a positive result from ICSI?


Ange - July 19

I am almost in your shoes. I am hoping the next cycle we will be doing the ICSI / IVF. I heard many success stories and I am looking at it as I very positive process. You should try to celebrate this time and take care of your self and do things that make you very happy for the next two weeks. I know it is hard. I am very happy for you. I wish I was in the 2ww now :) . I will pray for you everyday. One question when you did the ER did it hurt? Were you awake?



wannabemom - July 19

I was knocked out when they did the retrieval, when I awoke I was in a lot of discomfort. When they did the invetro I was awake and everything was ok. The only part that was a discomfort was not letting me go pee. Keep in touch and let me know how you make out on your end. Thanks for responding. I feel like sometimes I am the only one going through it. As I look out the window and I see my neighbor walking her newborn, it makes me want to scream!


Ange - July 19

I for sure will ask about the ER if I can be knocked out. Why couldn't you pee? I know what you mean about the moms going down the road with newborns. I used to get very upset. But now I find myself thinking about I wonder how long it took them to conceive. I find more and more nowadays that alot of woman have some sort of IF.
My sil has three boys she wasIF for 3 years before my brother and her got together then she was pregnant I think in the first month. On the second it took a few months. The third it took almost 2 years. She now appreciates what I have been going through.

I will be going to the dr tomorrow for my post op then I see my re on Aug 2 to find out when I can start.
So for the next 2 weeks try to enjoy your summer and have fun doing things you enjoy. I will keep checking on you.

Take care

luv Ange


wannabemom - July 19

I did not go to the er..i went right into the fertility center that I am dealing with. They didn't want me to go pee, so that my uterus would be open. That was the worst part. They only knocked me out for the retrieval, not the insert of the embryos. I would think that they would also knock you out.?? Interesting...let me know what they say. Glad to have a pen pal that understands what I am saying.


Ange - July 21

hello sorry I right so much in code i confuse alot of people. ER means egg retreival :) how long could you not pee for? just knowing i can't pee makes me wanta LOL! And the fact that I still have a urinary tract infection. lol. well i went to post op today and got the gren light for icsi. I have my ivf course on aug 3 and I see my re on aug 2. I need to have another ultra sound on day 3 on af. So how are you doing? what are you going to do this weekend? My daughter has a b-day party to go to. so that will take up most of the day.

have a good weekend


wannabemom - July 21

How old is your daughter? I can't stand the 2 week wait. The last time I had a positive result, 8 weeks of blood work and ultra sounds, I found out that it was a bio chemical pregnancy..if you don't know what that means..your body thinks your pregnant, you have a placenta, but nothings in it. It can only happen to me. Anyway, I feel great..kinda nervous. I just want this to work so bad. They would not let me pee until I sent my husband out and he told them that my is now crying and needs to go. The er (now I know what that stands for)..was just a little discomfort, it was putting them back in that they wouldn't let you go to the bathroom. That 2 week wait is what sux. Have a good time and keep in touch.


Ange - July 21

Hello again, my daughter turned 5 on Valentines day. We adopted her at birth. she is my pride and joy. I know what you mean about the 2ww I have had 15 years of them. The longest two weeks of your life them you get stuck with AF. So basically you only really get one week to feel normal. I found an article on how to make your 14 day go faster I will post it below for you. Enjoy your day.



Ange - July 21

14 Things to Do when 14 Days Seem Like Forever, by Lynn Steen
Please note that this is a humorous article and is not intended as advice.
As any woman who is trying to get pregnant can tell you, the two weeks from ovulation to the due date for your next period are pure torture. You promise yourself you'll just wait it out, distract yourself with other activities and you won't even THINK about taking a pregnancy test until you're at least a day overdue. Then something happens – your breasts start hurting in a slightly different way than they did before, you get slightly nauseous, you have some spotting, or nothing happens, but you find yourself waking up wishing you could go to sleep again so that it would be another day closer to knowing. You can't think, you can't sleep, you can't work, and you start taking HPT's days before they are even possibly meaningful. You are deep in the abyss of THE TWO-WEEK-WAIT!
In my opinion, it's no use advising women to stop obsessing, it's impossible. Instead, I give you a list of more productive ways to obsess. Please note, however, that there is a limit that each woman must define for herself, between indulging in some baby daydreaming and going overboard. I've included some examples below:
1. Take a walk around your neighborhood and figure out what will be the best route for strolls with the baby. Find areas with nice pavements and easy curbs. Go ahead and daydream. But do NOT buy a stroller for the dog.
2. Clean out your wardrobe to make room for the maternity stuff you'll be buying soon. Try on anything you haven't worn for six months. Yes, if you wish, you may put a pillow in your undies to see what will work as maternity wear. But taking a picture of yourself like that is going too far.
3. Start a journal. Write down everything you're feeling. It will be a great opening chapter for your child's baby book. If you can't put your feelings into words, draw something; try to create a symbol that expresses the frustration you're feeling. Don't get that symbol tattooed on your ankle.
4. Plant a hope garden. Or a hope rosebush. Or a hope citrus tree. You want to grow something inside of you, well start by growing something outside of you. Nurture it. Feed it. Give it water. Talk to it. But do not send out birth announcements.
5. Get better at photography. Really learn how to work all the buttons and settings on your camera. Experiment! If you have a digital camera, get all the downloading and editing stuff worked out. You will be well prepared once you have a baby, and will be able to get some great shots and get them emailed to your family before the child's graduation. Do not take photos of your cervical mucous, even if Toni Weschler begs you.
6. Make an appeal to the committee meeting going on inside you. Sperm, egg, uterus, corpus luteum, progesterone – they are in there either making a baby or not. Treat them like any other unruly committee you've ever addressed. Yes that's right, go ahead and talk to them. Put your hands on your stomach and tell them how much you respect them. Make your best argument in favor of a baby, and then let them decide. It's out of your hands. Addressing the committee within earshot of normal people is not recommended.
7. Paint your toenails. Imagine how difficult this will be when you are pregnant. Go shopping for the perfect pink and blue nail polish in preparation for a celebration polish. Alternating colors on the day you find out you're pregnant, or a single color for the day you find out the baby's sex. Don't be tempted to paint a cycle day countdown on your big toes.
8. Make a cup of herbal tea. It is a nice ritual: boiling the water, adding the tea leaves, pouring into a nice china cup, adding some milk or sugar, sipping peacefully. Ahhhh. There's nothing that a nice cup of tea won't help. Yeah right. Well it does kill a little bit of time.
9. Swim laps. Think about the sperm and how they need to swim to your egg. Imagine that you are a sperm, the end of the pool is the egg, then GO, GO, GO! Don't wear a tail or anything. Just imagine it quietly.
10. Make lists. List all the people you will tell when you get pregnant, and in what order. List all the little jobs you need to get done instead of obsessing about this 2WW! List all the healthy activities you intend to do this week. List all the girl and boy names you like. Lists are helpful for all sorts of things, most of all for passing time rather than actually doing something.
11. Create a fertility dance. Choose whatever music speaks to your soul and make up a dance routine as a prayer to the universe for the growth of an embryo. Move your hips, rotate your belly, let your arms flow – but close the curtains.
12. Prepare a folic acid feast. Cream of broccoli soup as an entree, followed by spinach lasagne, enriched whole grain garlic bread and frozen orange juice sorbet for dessert. Dedicate the meal to your baby-to-be. Just don't set a highchair at the table in his or her honor.
13. Delegate the burden of the two-week wait. Clearly someone has to worry constantly during this time, but does it have to be you? Divide the days up among your best friends and closest family. On their assigned day they are required to think, wonder, and worry all day about whether you are pregnant or not. At the end of the day they have to call or send you email describing how agonizing it was. Also they have to report to you if they had any "symptoms," such as sore breasts, excessive urination, nausea, bleeding, fatigue… you will be surprised how many people, male and female, have early pregnancy symptoms if they just look for them.
14. Write a list of 14 things to do during the Two-Week Wait and post it to the internet. For me, this killed nearly 3 hours. Now what? I've still got 9 days to go? Aaaarrgrhhhh.


wannabemom - July 22

Very good Ange....made me laugh. I have to tell you how stupid I am..If I could underline stupid I would. My phamacist sent me my progesterone with olive oil for my injections. I noticed that the date on the expiration was June 25. OK..so I call them all upset thinking what a-holes they are for making me upset. They sent me new vials of the proges. w/olive oil, date reads Aug. 23. This morning I look at where I keep my fertility stuff and low and behold I have been using the wrong vials. I have been using the outdated stuff. AUGH! Now why did I not get rid of the old stuff???????? How could I have been so stupid. My husband told me not to worry, because we've only been using it since Wednesday. Please send words of encouragement. I feel so damn dumb. Thats wonderful that you have a little 5 yr. old. My soon-to-be 9 year old has asked a lot of questions. I think she's catching on. Do you think it'd be ok to fill her in on whats going on????


Ange - July 22

wannabemom~ I agree with dh don't worry it only expired less than a month ago. My mother in law is a nurse and she would keep expired medication which I thought she was nuts but she would say that the product doesn't go bad on that day. Some it takes 6 months to years after. I would worry if it was 6 months past due but before than I think you wil be fine.

I have two step daughters one 11 and 16. They both know I told them a few months ago. My little one doesn't know the extent of it but she knows we are trying to have a baby in my tummy. SInce she knows that she didn't come from my tummy. I thought I needed to explain that much to her. So I am ready for questions. SHe seems fine with it actually very happy with the idea. It is up to you. I think you are in the two week wait now it might be better to wait till you have a confirmed test at this stage. Goodluck and I am always here. Sending my luv and prayer




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