hogoboom2012 : Thanks for making a new thread! The other one was too overwhelming for me, lol. And look at your little gummy bear Baby Boom!!! Ah, so cute!!!
Aqualov : Ireland sounds amazing! My husband and I really want to take a trip in Jan, but I want to go somewhere warm, and everywhere affordable is zika infested 🙁
Weeks pregnant/due date: 22+1, due April 20th (my 31st birthday!)
Pregnancy journey: Ooookay: Started TTC October 2014. TTC naturally for 1 year, with 1 CP. Did 3 clomid + TI, then moved to RE. Diagnosed with DOR, even though I was ovulating every month. Did 1 letrozole + IUI, and then decided to cut our losses and bring out the big guns. First round of IVF was cancelled right before retrieval due to estrogen crash. Second round of IVF gave us 6 PGS normal 5 day blasts in the freezer!
First FET led to BFP, but second beta didn’t quite double, and we lost it in the 5th week. After that, I asked for RPL testing, which they did, but for some reason didn’t run MTHFR. I started a prenatal with methylfolate just to cover my bases, and did a second FET 1 month later, which led to this little Nugget.
I recently found out through participating in a research project that I am homozygous for the MTHFR mutation, which means its a good thing I switched my prenatal, and also makes me feel really ragey toward my RE.
Next appt/test/ultrasound: Had anatomy scan on Wednesday, fetal echo is 12/22
Anything you’re struggling with? What helps you?: Since discovering the MTHFR genotype, a family friend who is a midwife has been freaking me out, saying that due to the MTHFR homozygosity and my autoimmune issues (psoriasis, DOR, gluten intolerance, anti-thyroid antibodies), I may be at a higher risk for placental clots, preeclampsia, stillbirth, and other scary things, and should see a MFM who will likely put me on a daily baby aspirin, if not daily lovenox injections. My midwife, however, says this is garbage, and the chief of OB/GYN at my hospital (who is a perinatologist) had a consult and said I am likely just fine if I made it this far, and I should just calm down. SO…this is stressful. I’m not sure if one party is being alarmist, or the other is being excessively nonchalant. So there’s a lot of research happening these days. The one things that helps is feeling my wiggly little boy, whose kicks are getting so strong I can occasionally SEE them, which is wild!
Share a pic of anything (BFP, ultrasound, pet, funny gif): Anatomy from 21+6
Bonus Question – What are you most looking forward to about Christmas this year?: This is our first Christmas in our new house (a real house, not an apartment!), so I’m enjoying the feeling of really having a holiday in our new home.