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show’s over… nothing to see here…

Posted in Infertility, Pregnancy on 10 December, 2013 by juniper76

Third beta was BFN.

I’m kind of surprised I haven’t actually m/c yet.  Last time it started before my hcg reached zero.  I guess every m/c is different…

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not looking good…

Posted in Infertility, Pregnancy on 6 December, 2013 by juniper76

Well, looks like this BFP may be short-lived…

Today’s beta (16dpo):

hcg: 72
P4: 66 (20.8 in US units)
DT: 74.7 hours

Repeat in 4 days…  Not holding my breath…

well, that’s a surprise!!

Posted in Infertility, Pregnancy on 3 December, 2013 by juniper76

Um…

Well…

You won’t believe this…

I don’t believe it…

13dpo 3 Dec Progression

Seriously, I just don’t believe it…  So much so, that at 10dpo I was drinking wine while making Christmas cakes and puddings with family and friends…

Putting this into context, in my last post I mentioned we had a 1-5% chance of a BFP.  We haven’t done an IUI since June, so we’re more down at the 1% end of that range…  one-frickin’-percent…

Of course, it’s early days and anything could happen…  But, for now, it’s starting well…

Yesterday’s beta (12dpo) result was:

hcg: 29
P4: 53 (16.7 in US units)

Second beta is scheduled for Friday (16dpo)…

All prayers for a healthy bub are gratefully accepted!

an anniversary…

Posted in Infertility, Parenthood, Pregnancy on 12 May, 2012 by juniper76

It must be time for a happy post, right?

Two years ago today, I had my fifth egg pick-up.  Two years ago today, an anonymous embryologist in a lab created the best gift we have ever received.

If I knew who that person was, I couldn’t possibly thank them enough.

results of chromosomal testing…

Posted in Infertility, Pregnancy on 21 February, 2012 by juniper76

It has already been 6 weeks.  It felt like an eternity and flashed past in the blink of an eye.  A whole lot of nothing was done and a lot happened.

I spent the first month really struggling with depression, and the inevitable insomnia that brings for me.  I’m still battling the insomnia, but the worst of the depression has passed.  I feel more normal again, just tired… really, really tired…

I had my thyroid tested and the results were mostly normal, aside from slightly elevated anti-thyroid peroxidase antibodies.  I had a sample taken to biopsy a possible skin cancer (basal cell carcinoma) and am still waiting for those results.

But today was the day I had been desperate to reach, but dreading at the same time.

Today was the day we saw the OB for our 6-week post-d&c appointment to find out the test results.

The chromosomal testing showed she had both Turner Syndrome (monosomy X) and Edwards Syndrome (trisomy 18, mosaic).  Pretty much, she had very little chance of surviving.

I guess it counts as good news.  It was just shit-bad-luck.  My body hadn’t failed to support her, something had just gone wrong right at the beginning.  Two somethings, I guess.

I don’t really know what it means yet and you just know I’m going to have a lengthy consultation with Dr Google over the coming days, but at least we have AN answer.

 

*update, 22 February 2012*

Yes, it is a BCC skin cancer.  Thankfully, a superficial one.

quick update…

Posted in Pregnancy on 13 December, 2011 by juniper76

We had our dating scan at lunchtime today.  By O date I estimated we should be 7w1d.

The scan went well overall.  Bub was measuring 6w6d, which is close enough to make me happy.  Heartbeat was 137 and the sonographer was able to let us hear it.  We didn’t hear Amber’s heartbeat until 16wks, so was a great moment.

Amber was there with us for the scan, but was far more interested in the sonographer’s handbag, which kept DH a little pre-occupied.

Next stop, first OB appointment…

since I’m a numbers person…

Posted in Pregnancy on 25 November, 2011 by juniper76

… I asked for a beta.

I was either 15 or 16dpo (I’d love to hear opinions on that; now that I’ve manipulated the chart it would be 16dpo) and the numbers were:

  • hCG = 210 IU/L
  • P4 = 68 nmol/L  (21 ng/mL for my US friends)

I’d love a second beta to check the doubling time, but my GP is unlikely to acquiesce to that request, so I’ll do my best to stay hopeful until our dating scan in 2.5 weeks.