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Old Jun 13th, 2016, 20:54 PM   21
Ellie Bean
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I agree it doesn't seem far away at all! Today is day 1 without any pumping/nursing...59 days to go! I am supposed to start my metformin, folbee (prescription folic acid/b12/b6 bc of my clotting disorder) and aspirin once the pharmacy gets them filled, went after work today but they didn't have them ready yet.



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Old Jun 14th, 2016, 19:48 PM   22
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Ellie Bean I also had to stop BFing. But I was told I needed to have 2 full cycles because that's how long it takes your prolactin to go back to baseline. I'm now actually on my third cycle because AF came back almost immediately after I weaned.



 
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Old Jun 14th, 2016, 20:46 PM   23
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Yea I think is fairly common for them to require no nursing for that long so good to hear you were told the same! My cycle returned after I cut or night nursing last month and in the next week or so I should have another period starting hoping it stays fairly regular.



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Old Jun 22nd, 2016, 07:11 AM   24
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How is the no breastfeeding and pumping going ellie bean?



 
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Old Jun 23rd, 2016, 21:26 PM   25
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Hi star! It's actually going great. I just gradually tapered it down Intel I was only pumping once a day did that for 2 or 3 days then stopped. Just started my period so this is my first cycle some stopping and it will hopefully time out fairly close to when my 60 days will be up to start things for our FET. My 60th day will be Aug 11.



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Old Jun 24th, 2016, 10:05 AM   26
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That wasn't long to wait for your first period then
I've had 2, wondering when the next one will be as the last one was 48 days, last time and this time though had spotting on day 16, last time was a few days and this time one day so don't know what that is all about



 
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Old Jun 24th, 2016, 12:07 PM   27
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My cycles before pregnancy were perfect, 28 days to the hour, like Swiss clockwork. Since then I have had: 24 days, 28 days, 30 days. So not too much variation and the first one was the lightest.

I did my postpartum baseline blood work and ultrasound today. AFC was only 14 (before it ranged 16-18 but I am two years older so no surprise). Hopefully we still get a good response next month. I will therefore be starting stims in about 4 weeks!



 
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Old Jun 25th, 2016, 02:05 AM   28
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Wow 3c so exciting things are happening for you very soon!
I keep debating whether to start sooner than September, just because my periods came back sooner than I thought and also I think, if it doesn't work we don't know how long it will take, not in a negative way of thinking, just realistic it might take longer than the first time



 
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Old Jun 25th, 2016, 21:50 PM   29
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Yes it came back quickly as soon as I stopped night nursing. If I have cycles similar to before it's looking like my first cycle after the 60th day will be the end of Aug/ beginning of Sept then I'll have baseline labs and then they'll make me wait until my next cycle to do the FET which will prob be end of Sept/ beginning of Oct. A bit later than I was hoping not sure why we can't do the FET the first cycle after my 60 th day though. I'm thinking of calling and asking again bc I've spoken to a couple different nurses and was told by one that we'd start the process the first cycle after my 60th day so I assumed that meant we'd do the FET but then another nurse said no just labs the first cycle after the 60th day and then do the FET the next cycle...so confusing lol.

I agree star I think sooner is better that way if things take longer than expected you're covered.

That's so exciting 3chords! I'm sure you can't wait to get everything going!



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Old Jun 28th, 2016, 12:14 PM   30
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For me the most stressful part really is getting PGS normal embryos. I have terrible egg quality. I respond great to stims, all beautiful follicles of about the same size, last time I got 20 eggs retrieved, 18 were mature and 15 fertilized but then by day 3 they all fall apart. Suuuper slow growers, out of 15 I only had 3 which were 7-cell or more (on day 3 embryos that are 6-cell or fewer are almost all abnormal and for us all were), and of those 3, two were usable. To be honest if I do the IVF and we get PGS normal embryos the fear kind of goes away b/c I know it works, I know the embryo is fine, etc. So it's the fresh cycle I hate...and as I've said before I am not totally thrilled with having kids SO close in age. I always feel like it kind of robs the first one a bit of their time with me, particularly if it's not an easy pregnancy. But what can you do, we don't live in a perfect world!



 
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