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The dreaded 2ww...any success stories?

Sibbo84
Sibbo84

Hi ladies....

So, is anyone else on the dreaded 2ww?

I’m 5dp5dt so a week to go yet! I had 14 follicles, with 12 eggs. 8 we’re fertilised by ICSI as 5 progressed over night. However only 1 made it to the end and we had none to freeze so just the 1 blastocyst put back.

Already that makes me nervous, it’s a lot of pressure on one little blast but I’m trying just to stay positive.

So far I’ve had cramps and PMS style feelings since the transfer. Today, more of a dull bellyache too. And my boobs are killing me! I’m in 800 of cyclogest so I don’t think that’s helping with my hormones.

Interested to know if anyone else is in the 2ww, or if anyone has any success stories with 1, 5 day blasto?

Xx

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Just want to wish you luck for a healthy, happy and sticky embryo. X

Sibbo84
Sibbo84 in reply to Jhenderson

Thank you 🙏🏼 xx

Hi sibbo, I’m 3dp5dt so we are in the same boat. I have cramps and a bad cold has set in(but I don’t think the cold is a sign 😞) good luck with your tww. When is your otd? Mine is Father’s Day xx

Sibbo84
Sibbo84 in reply to penny24

I’ve had cold symptoms too! But assumed it was hay fever or something. Maybe not! The cramps have calmed down a bit now but it’s more of an achy belly. Ours is Friday 15th so one more week, it’s dragging! Good luck! 🙏🏼 xx

kelsbels88
kelsbels88 in reply to Sibbo84

I too have had cold and flu symptoms and I too thought I might have developed hay fever 🤔 maybe maybe not. Xx

Sibbo84
Sibbo84 in reply to kelsbels88

There’s so many symptoms, I honestly feel like I’m analysing every feeling i get! Xx

Michael30
Michael30 in reply to penny24

Hi penny24,

I am the same as you!! Had the transfer on Wednesday so that makes me 2dp5dt doesn't it? But my test is to be taken on Father's Day too! I feel exhausted but that could just be after all the meds & having a toddler!! But.. do feel a little sick today.. how are you doing? Good luck to you xxx

Michael30
Michael30 in reply to penny24

Hiya Penny24,

How are you feeling.. we are exactly in the same boat, my test is due Father's Day too! How are you handling the 2WW or just under? Xx

penny24
penny24 in reply to Michael30

Hey michael30, lovely to here from you. It’s my birthday today and I stupidly did a test to see what was going on and there was the faintest positive but what does it mean, end of the trigger? Or pregnancy ? 🤷‍♀️ stupid. So in answer to your question I’m going a bit mad in the 2ww. How about u? Good luck this time next week xx

Michael30
Michael30 in reply to penny24

Omg!! This sounds amazing!! Well... when was your trigger injection.. I think this sounds like positive news no? This is a frozen transfer for me so I didn't have a trigger with this round.. will you do another test before Sunday? How exciting! Thank you. Have you had any symptoms? Xx

penny24
penny24 in reply to Michael30

My trigger was the 28th May. Yeah I might take another test before Sunday. No symptoms but I’m full of cold so been distracted with that. Are you testing early? Any symptoms? Xx

Michael30
Michael30 in reply to penny24

Surely that's too far away for it to be the trigger still... I think do another one maybe mid- week, but I think it sounds really positive!!! Are you getting excited or too scared to? What does your gut say? Oh I'm getting butterflies for you!

I had some spotting yday and today, but no idea if it's implantation or not 😬Xx

Michael30
Michael30 in reply to penny24

Have you done another test yet? 😂🙈xx

penny24
penny24 in reply to Michael30

No not yet, have you done one yet? Hope the spotting has settled and it was an implantation bleed 🤞🤞🤞 xxx

Michael30
Michael30 in reply to penny24

Ha ha! Good 😂 No I won't test till Father's Day now.. no more bleeding 👍🏻👌🏻🤞🏻How you feeling? Xxx

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Michael30

I’m due to test Father’s Day too! Praying it’s a hopeful coincidence ❤️🤞🙏🏼

Michael30
Michael30 in reply to Hidden

Oh wow! 3 of us! I thought that too, it's surely too cruel to not get one on that day 🤞🏻🤞🏻🍀

How are you feeling? Any symptoms? Is yours a fresh or frozen cycle? Sending you lots of luck and baby dust xxx

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Michael30

It’s my first ever cycle so I’m feeling nervous. The 2ww is killing me already. I’ve had cramps which are unpleasant but taking them as a hopeful sign 😬. How are you? I’m 5 day frozen cycle xx

Michael30
Michael30 in reply to Hidden

I see... it is horrendous with the amount of emotions we go through, the 2WW.. but we have to tell ourselves, we can only do what we can and try and relax (easier said than done, I know!! 😬) I'm the same one minute ok, then googling like mad! I'm a 5 day frozen cycle too.. how many frozens do you have and did they tell you your grade for the one or two? You have with you now? Best of luck and everything crossed xxx🤞🏻🍀

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Michael30

Thank you 🤗 I had 3 healthy embryos, so one on board now and two on ice. They didn’t give me a grade but told me it was 100% intact after defrosting. Still can’t believe they get defrosted 😂 x

Michael30
Michael30 in reply to Hidden

Oh amazing! So did you do a fresh cycle before this one? X

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Michael30

I don't really understand any of it lol but this is my first ever try. Was 5 day frozen transfer x

Michael30
Michael30 in reply to Hidden

If it is your first cycle, must be a fresh cycle? Did you have egg collection recently? And they got 3 left overall? One has been put back and you have two left that have been frozen? X

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Michael30

No slightly different situation, my Egg collection was in January. My transfer was Wednesday last week. I’m having PGD, which is same procedure as IVF but different time scale as after my Egg collection they then spent 4 months testing our embryos for a genetic mutation. I’ve had a 5 day frozen transfer leaving me with 2 embies on ice. It’s confusing 😂 x

Michael30
Michael30 in reply to Hidden

Ahhh I get you! So we are in v similar boats.. both 5 day frozen transfers with test dates the same! How have you been feeling today? Are you tempted to test early? X

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Michael30

SO tempted yes but not going to. Well try not to lol. X

Michael30
Michael30 in reply to Hidden

Same here! I think it's too scary doing one early.. going to wait too! Have you had anymore symptoms? X

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Michael30

So today on the tube I came over so nauseas and sick I had to get off. Hospital said probably the drugs though. So tempted to test but it won’t be accurate will it 😂 x

Michael30
Michael30 in reply to Hidden

Oh my goodness really?! Not that that is nice 😂 But that sounds like v positive symptoms! I felt a bit dizzy today too 😊 Oh my goodness I bet you are tempted to test so bad! X

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Michael30

You need to talk me out of it because I’m itching 😂😂 x

Michael30
Michael30 in reply to Hidden

No, no, no... don't do it! 😂 Only 5 more sleeps for us 😂 Xx

Hi, I’m 3dp5dt too and today my boobs have gone from sore to solid and more sore. I’m hoping that’s a good sign but am so fed up with waiting. Have to do my test next Wednesday, 6 more sleeps

Sibbo84
Sibbo84 in reply to Olivia80

Wow, your test seems to quick! I’m 6dp5dt now and have another week til testing. It’s driving me mad! Xx

Hi Sibbo84,

I’m currently going through my first 2ww (ivf) with donor sperm. I’m 5dp5dt also. I’ve barely slept since my ET on Saturday.

I’m in a lot of pain because I have OHSS (16 eggs collected, 2 ❄️❄️ for later) hard to figure out what’s going on down there.

My boobs kill me from time to time thankfully 🙌 because this is a regular pre-mensural symptom for me and I need a break from the painful boobs lol.

Cyclogest isn’t it just yucky?

Wishing you good luck x

Sibbo84
Sibbo84 in reply to Cocoli

Haha cyclogest is delightful 🤦🏽‍♀️ But is it’s doing a good job then I guess it’s worth it. Wow, that’s great that you got some to freeze, unfortunately for us only one made it so none to freeze xx

Cocoli
Cocoli in reply to Sibbo84

I really do hope you get the BFP result you are after, so you don’t have to go through EC again.

I’m doing everything in my power not to test early. 3 days and counting 😬🤞🏾

Sibbo84
Sibbo84 in reply to Cocoli

Congrats on getting some to freeze, I have everything crossed it works for you but always good to have some saved 😊

3 days is soooo soon! I’m excited for you xx

Cocoli
Cocoli in reply to Sibbo84

Thank you. 3 days sounds like it will pass fast but I’m sure it will drag. All the best to you 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

Good luck Sibbo84 xx

Sibbo84
Sibbo84 in reply to Camillage

Thank you 🙏🏼 xx

Hello! Hope you are ok? I am currently 19 weeks pregnant and had a very similar story with only one day 5 blast and no frozen. I was also pretty scared knowing I only had the one chance but It really is true it only takes one! Wishing you so much luck xxx

Sibbo84
Sibbo84 in reply to Elizabeth86

Ahhhhhh that’s fantastic news!!!!! Congratulations!!!!

I guess they say it only takes one but it’s definitely scary having all your hopes on one xxx

Elizabeth86
Elizabeth86 in reply to Sibbo84

You might have tried them already but I did some fertility visualisations and hypnotherapy found on either YouTube or Spotify to help me keep positive and believe that one could attach itself!

Wishing you all the best for a bfp and a not too bumpy tww! 😘

Sibbo84
Sibbo84 in reply to Elizabeth86

Ouuuu I’ve never heard of that! I’ll look now! Thanks for sharing hon, and congrats again 👶🏼 🍼 xx

Elizabeth86
Elizabeth86 in reply to Sibbo84

Thank you lovely! Still feels very surreal! Sounds random but then by the time you get this far you try anything right?! 😂 xx

Sibbo84
Sibbo84 in reply to Elizabeth86

I will literally try anything at this point 🤣 and if it relaxes me and keeps me positive then I’ll give it a go! Xx

Good luck, wishing you all the best. I had a 5 day transfer and one put back in, that was in January and im now 23 weeks pregnant so it's great that one made it to five days so take that as a positive.

Good luck xx

Sibbo84
Sibbo84 in reply to S-Joys

Thank you 🙏🏼 it’s so good to hear all your success stories, congrats!!!!! Xx

Goodluck and prayers for you and your lil embryo Sibbo84. Just stay positive (i know when i was on my 2ww i was very emotional the whole time) Try to keep yourself preoccupied on other things coz i know how the 2ww feels...

Sibbo84
Sibbo84 in reply to mrcajita28

It’s so hard to keep occupied in the 2ww but everyone has been there and made it through one was or another so that helps. I have been super emotional though, that’s not fun. I cry over nothing!!! Xxx

Hey,

I'm also on the dreaded 2WW... I had my transfer on weds so does that make me 2dp5dt? I never know if Day 1 is counted from the day of transfer or the day after?

Anyway I wish you all the best of luck and hope you get a BFP in a weeks time! How are you feeling? Any more symptoms? It's so hard to tell as some people get loads and some get none at all 😬

Have you been resting home loads or kept a little busy?

Let's hope we all get what we deserve xxx

Sibbo84
Sibbo84 in reply to Michael30

Hey! Yeah you will be 2dp5dt as transfer date isn’t counted (or that’s what I’ve been told)

I rested the first couple of days then was told to go back to my normal routine so I’ve been back at work. Have you been keeping busy? When do you test?

My cramps have calmed down a lot, to a dull belly ache but I’m feeling very dizzy now and my boobs are still so sore! What have your symptoms been like if any?

Best of luck, I’ve got my fingers crossed for us all! 🙏🏼 xxx

Michael30
Michael30 in reply to Sibbo84

Ahh thank you! I am never sure, when to start counting day 1 😊

I felt dizzy today yeah and really tired.. Also like dull cramps yeah in my tummy. I haven't had the sore boobs yet tho.. did yours start hurting soon after transfer?

Doesn't it make you laugh how we all talk so intimately to each other on here to complete strangers?! Ha ha!

Did they tell you what grade your embryo was? Baby dust to us all xxx

Sibbo84
Sibbo84 in reply to Michael30

🤣🤣 I know! It’s the strangest thing but we can literally talk about anything on here and it’s not weird!

To be honest my boobs have hurt the whole way through since having the injections so I think it’s just my body reacting with the hormones rather than anything else.

They said it was grade 4a I think, but that means little to me. To be honest they just said, ‘it’s good news, we have a good embryo to transfer back in...however he others are all behind’ so they kinda sugar coated the fact that we didn’t have any to freeze and didn’t say much about the embi. But that being said they did says it’s a good one and we’re pleased with it. What about you? Xxx

Michael30
Michael30 in reply to Sibbo84

Ours is a 4BB so similar... they said the same 'it's a good one' 🍀

So test day is Friday for you right? Will you test early do you think?

It cracks me up but so true, love that we can say anything on here!

Xxx

Sibbo84
Sibbo84 in reply to Michael30

Ahhhhh I really don’t think I could test early. I’ve had that many negative pregnancy tests from years of trying that I don’t think i could deal with the disappointment. I’d rather just have them tell me.

What about you? You’ve not got long to wait though, bet your so excited! Xxx

Michael30
Michael30 in reply to Sibbo84

Do you do a test on the 15th at home or back at the hospital? I have never tested early and really dont advise it, as sometimes it can give false hope.. I just think why go through the mind boggle early, when you can just wait and be sure...

I am mixed.. excited and nervous! But yeah am looking forward to finding out! So hope we get our BFP 🤞🏻Xx

Sibbo84
Sibbo84 in reply to Michael30

I’ve opted to go to the hospital for this test as it’s our first time doing IVF so think I’ll feel better if it’s bad news having it in person in case I have any questions.

I have everything crossed for you hon 🙏🏼 xx

Michael30
Michael30 in reply to Sibbo84

Hey Hun, how are you doing? How you feeling? I have everything crossed for you too! Only 5 more sleeps for you isn't it? Xx

Sibbo84
Sibbo84 in reply to Michael30

Hey hun! I’m a bit of an emotional wreck haha! I seem to be crying over everything, think it’s just the hormones and the wait, it’s not nice! How are you doing? Yup, test date is Friday. Tomorrow is when my AF would be due tho so I’m just hoping she doesn’t turn up! I think that’s what I’m more nervous about xxx

Michael30
Michael30 in reply to Sibbo84

Oh bless you! I totally get that.. I have always said I would rather get to test date, other than just finding out by coming on.. hopefully you won't tho and then only a few more days till you get a BFP.. any more symptoms? I am a little wobbly & reading far too much into everything... but nothing new there!! 😂🙄xx

Sibbo84
Sibbo84 in reply to Michael30

Yeah I agree, I’d rather make it to test date and get the outcome then rather than a nasty surprise tomorrow! Not much, I’m feeling a little sicky but the sore boobs have calmed down a lot. I felt dizzy the other day but that too seems to have calmed down. That’s what’s making me a little nervous but I guess symptoms can go either way. How are your symptoms going? Your testing on Father’s Day aren’t you? Xx

Michael30
Michael30 in reply to Sibbo84

Oh it's just such a rollercoaster isn't it?! I've heard symptoms are more obvious at the beginning and then die down, so that sounds about right. I had a spot of blood yesterday and today, praying it's implantation.. but who knows?! Yeah Father's Day x

Sibbo84
Sibbo84 in reply to Michael30

Your timing sounds like implantation to me, but I’ve heard that sporting in early pregnancy is really common anyway! I’m feeling a little crampy today so praying I’m not coming on! Xx

Michael30
Michael30 in reply to Sibbo84

No you are not coming on today! Also with my pregnancy, I couldn't believe how much I felt I was coming on & I didn't.. I had heard so many people talk about the similar feelings & didn't believe it as much until that time. It was exactly like pre period feelings & I was pregnant! You will be fine xx

Ohh thank you, I hope so! X

Michael30
Michael30 in reply to Sibbo84

Hey how are you doing today? I am having cramps and getting paranoid today!! Hope you are staying strong xx

Sibbo84
Sibbo84 in reply to Michael30

It’s horrible isn’t it!! My mind is all over the place! I’m still getting mild cramps so feel like I’m coming on but I’m just going to stay positive until I have proof. How are you feeling hon? Xx

Michael30
Michael30 in reply to Sibbo84

But... you haven't! So that's a good thing 👍🏻 Are you usually very regular? I am due on tomorrow, so feel like you do 😫

We are still in with a chance tho so keep positive!

Tonight is going to be a long night I feel.. thanks for your message below, also .. some reason only just seen it! I hope so and for you too that we get to say we are pregnant soon! 🍀Xx

Sibbo84
Sibbo84 in reply to Michael30

I tend to be quite regular but I always seem to get spotting a day or so before which I haven’t. Just these feelings mess with your head!

Ahhh you won’t come in either, we’re all still in the game!

Fingers crossed we all have good news 🙏🏼 xx

Michael30
Michael30 in reply to Sibbo84

Well that all sounds positive then! You only have another 4 days! I bet you can't wait xx

Good luck Sibbo and to everyone else. This waiting game is just horrendous isn’t it! I’m 5dp5dt and otd is 12th. I had the usual cramping earlier on in the week and on day 2 I had spotting and lower back pain. Then nothing which made me worry. Had a few twinges today but nothing else. Trying to stay positive but it’s so hard isn’t it x

Sibbo84
Sibbo84 in reply to lottie_18

It’s horrible! And I think we’re all obsessing over every little symptom, I know I am! Let’s hope it’s good news for us all! My test date is 15th but I’m already 6dp5dt so seems a lot longer than some of the ladies on her xxxx

Hidden
Hidden

God I'm on my third day in on my 2ww! I am already losing my mind. When you say cramps, does it feel like your muscles are pulled in your lower abdomen? Or is that something to do with the transfer? Feel like I'm constantly tensing and I'm not. Good luck <3 xx

Sibbo84
Sibbo84 in reply to Hidden

It’s awful! I don’t know how I’m going to last!! Mine are more of period pain cramps but worse. They started with stabbing like pains and are now more of a dull ache but a lot less. Can’t tell if it’s a good thing them easing off or a bad thing, it’s all so complicated 😣 xxx

Yes just like that bfinn. I think they are more like twinges than cramps. This 2ww does funny things to you and makes you feel like you’re going mad so I’m glad I’m not the only one. For a start my otd is the 14th not the 12th!! I’m trying not to google every little thing but it’s so hard isn’t it x

Sibbo84
Sibbo84 in reply to lottie_18

Mines the 15th, feels ages away doesn’t it!!! X

Hidden
Hidden in reply to lottie_18

Literally living a google lifestyle right now NOT healthy lol. The 2ww has made me a nutcase basically. The twinges/aches are the opposite of fun x

Sibbo84
Sibbo84 in reply to Hidden

Honestly I’m the same. I’ve Google’s literally everything I could possibly think of! I know it’s so unhealthy but you can’t help it when there’s so much riding on it lol 🤦🏽‍♀️ x

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Sibbo84

How are you today? Time has stood still in this 2ww 😩 x

Sibbo84
Sibbo84 in reply to Hidden

I agree! I feel like I’m going mad! Today is a bad day cos I’m due on so going to be on the edge all day I think 😩 how are you feeling? X

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Sibbo84

Positive thoughts to you! My glands are up, feel like crap. I think it’s me worrying about everything x

Sibbo84
Sibbo84 in reply to Hidden

Yeah same, I’ve got a banging headache and feel just run down. The things we put ourselves through! X

Thanks hon 😊 that really helps! I’m just going to keep my mind off it and hope for the best. I feel like yours is implantation, fingers crossed for you!!! Xx

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