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post #261 of 355
OK, another "graduate" checking in! I still like reading this thread, it just feels comfortable.

I'm going in to get a Rhogam shot tomorrow because I've been spotting for a week and it's getting worse. I'd go in for an u/s, but DH is out of town until Friday and I don't really want to know anything one way or the other until he gets back.

I SO appreciate the attitude on this thread of just peace with whatever life throws at you -- I've been needing that attitude these last few days.
post #262 of 355
Jill, I'll be thinking about you
post #263 of 355
I'm lurking again... I just miss all of you guys. And needed somewhere comfortable to look. I was put on bed rest yeterday due to contractions, but I am almost near the viable baby part so I'm feeling confident that everything go well even if he is a preemie.
post #264 of 355
Misnca-- Bed rest is HARD. I can't even imagine it. Are you on it for a while??? I hope all goes really well and your little one stays put for another 12 weeks!
post #265 of 355
Now that I know for sure that my LP is always 12 days... I have gone back and looked at my cycles for the past 2 years lined up to every time we have decided to leave it to fate...

and I guess fate also thought we should wait until we can live together before giving us our baby. Because other than the 2 weeks this year that aligned just right that I was not fertile at all while he was home... three of the five times we were together last year did line up perfectly and those were the three that we threw caution to the wind... ironically the times we used a less-than-reliable birth control (pull out method LOL) were times when I was not even fertile.

I just wish I knew where he is.... it has been almost 48 hours since he has been online and he has internet in his room... it rarely goes out for more than 12 hours straight and when it is out... he calls me. But no call... :/
post #266 of 355
lots of love to you ladies

Even though I'm not officially part of this thread I hope it's OK if I post... Lisko: maybe I'm going against the snotty rule but I figure I've been TTC for a long time so you'll let it go

MrsTC: big hugs glad to read that things are getting figured out.

Lisko: I'm still pulling for you girl! I hope AF holds off for your anniversary.

Tear: I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you too. I would love to see a sticky egg for you!!

kparker: I hope the employment situation starts to look up soon. Happy birthday to your DH!

I'm glad to see all the grads still kicking around... wishing all of you the best!

I go through moments of trying to picture myself without a baby... not sure if I can do it or not. Last cycle was very difficult... had my hopes up really high, first IUI cycle with clomid and it didn't work Everything went wonderfully, 65 million sperm after the wash (which is amazing I guess) and the follicle developed as planned and the LH surge happened on its own without a trigger shot.

I've come around now and we're on to the second cycle... things are progressing along really well. The RE reassured me that it's just a matter of time, we will conceive. I guess I just have to hold out hope... but when the time around AF rolls around things aren't so rosy!

Honestly, I hope everyone graduates!
post #267 of 355
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I say this is the month for Tear
Aww, thanks for voting for me ladies! Hey, it worked for Lauren!

I love our little snobby clan, too, all of you! Lisko, how was the anniversary? Any news? What am I thinking - you're snuggling up in a hotel room right now. Enjoy!!!

Kelly, I've been thinking about you! I'm sorry last cycle didn't work , but that is wonderful news that the RE says its just a matter of time now.

Mae, I hope you hear from your sweetie soon. I have not been in your situation, but I have had my hubby across the ocean from me for months at a time, and I know how hard that is in itself, without the worry on top. Huge hugs!

Lauren, minsca, Belova, jill - Thank you for staying with us!! Please do keep us updated, I'm thinking of you tons and sending you vibes for health and happiness with your little growing sweeties. Stay positive and stop analyzing symptoms! (easier said than done, I know.) minsca, sorry about the bed rest. I remember reading about your contractions while lurking the "no stressor zen queens" thread. I hope the bed rest helps.

AFM - I'm trying really hard not to think about symptoms...although the heartburn I have had for the past 24 hours, varying from minimal to debilitating, is a persistent one. Did I mention that I felt exstatic the whole time? I swear I would be the most appreciative throw-upper ever if it meant I was pregnant. But really....trying not to get my hopes up. The disappointment is so, so hard, and it's most likely coming. Did I mention I get to spend the most difficult weekend of my TWW (y'know...the one where you feel like you really shouldn't be drinking anything or partying it up) at my best friend's bachelorette party? I'm going to be the designated driver, whoopeeeeeeee! I'll still have fun, though.

I'm so glad to see everybody checking in! Keep it up, ladies!

ps - I think we should change the name of this thread to something like "The Old Timers Clique" What do you think? I just love how safe I feel in here.
post #268 of 355
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Mae, I hope you hear from your sweetie soon. I have not been in your situation, but I have had my hubby across the ocean from me for months at a time, and I know how hard that is in itself, without the worry on top. Huge hugs!
Yes! Luckily his internet is back up.

Though he just made the mistake of reminding me its going to be worse once he goes to Iraq
post #269 of 355
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Though he just made the mistake of reminding me its going to be worse once he goes to Iraq
post #270 of 355
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Originally Posted by Tear78 View Post
ps - I think we should change the name of this thread to something like "The Old Timers Clique" What do you think? I just love how safe I feel in here.
I love that

I'm having my IUI tomorrow. eek! It's early (day 12). I guess that's a side effect of the clomid, it makes me ovulate earlier. I have 2 follicles growing on my right side (18 and 19 mm as of this morning) and I got the call that my LH has started surging (based on my bloodwork this morning). Here's hoping!

Tear: I'm sure you'll still have fun.

I find it really difficult to not continue to live my life and have a few drinks... until I know I'm pregnant... maybe that's a bad attitude.
post #271 of 355
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I love that

I'm having my IUI tomorrow. eek! It's early (day 12). I guess that's a side effect of the clomid, it makes me ovulate earlier. I have 2 follicles growing on my right side (18 and 19 mm as of this morning) and I got the call that my LH has started surging (based on my bloodwork this morning). Here's hoping!

Tear: I'm sure you'll still have fun.

I find it really difficult to not continue to live my life and have a few drinks... until I know I'm pregnant... maybe that's a bad attitude.
: I hope your IUI turns out wonderful for you!! As for the drinks thing, the month I got pregnant I had a few drinks when I hadn't the month before and I think it HELPED! haha It was a few glasses of red wine, nothing crazy, but I think it helped
post #272 of 355
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: I hope your IUI turns out wonderful for you!! As for the drinks thing, the month I got pregnant I had a few drinks when I hadn't the month before and I think it HELPED! haha It was a few glasses of red wine, nothing crazy, but I think it helped
I did the same thing the month I finally got pregnant. : : that the IUI works out this time!!
post #273 of 355
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Originally Posted by KellyTTC#1 View Post
I find it really difficult to not continue to live my life and have a few drinks... until I know I'm pregnant... maybe that's a bad attitude.
by the time you know you are pregnant you will still have around a week or two before the placenta starts functioning. A couple drinks before you get your BFP will not hurt anything.

My source: My own doctor after I found out I was pregnant 2 nights after having several drinks at my bowling league.
post #274 of 355
Thread Starter 
Hi Ladies...

Jill - Thinking of you... and hoping the spotting is nothing serious.

KellyTTC#1 - You can absolutely totally post here whenever you want! I always missed being able to check in on you once I stopped posting at No-Stressors. I hope this IUI cycle goes fantastically and productively!

Tear - I like the "new" name! Do you want to start a new one, or should I just change over this one. I'm hopeful for your heartburn! Our anniversary getaway was very nice... I had fun shopping when w/o DH, and we had some yummy food and fun together.

Okay, now I'm going to make this post a little Me, Me, Me and I'm sorry in advance... but I don't have much time to post.

CD35 here and BFN this afternoon on an Equate pink +/-. : I don't even know what to think. I've had really bad crampy, stretchy, stabby pain things going on in my uterine area for at least 7 days, sometimes extending around to my back. Last night it was really, really painful. My BBs feel occasionally swollen and tender (which is also a Pre-AF symptom). Its getting rather maddening.

Oh, and to add, my CP has been way high for pre-AF time. Which I was rather excited about initially.

Any ideas? Maybe its just a really long cycle where I O'd super late? I'm tired of feeling icky... but at least after my BFN I figured I could take 3 Advil and wash it down with a Corona. That helped....

Can't help but to wonder if it was a bad test... but the control line did show up. <sigh> And I really had started to think maybe I was PG.

Okay, enough about me. I'll keep everyone posted. I do need to call my ob/gyn, the amount of cramping I'm having seems NEW and abnormal for me. I'd like an u/s. Maybe AF will start within the next day or two... if not, I suppose I will test again.

Hi to all the other PG and/or just waiting ladies!
post #275 of 355
Lisko: I'm watching you! and you too Tear!!
post #276 of 355
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Originally Posted by KellyTTC#1 View Post
Tear: I'm sure you'll still have fun.
OMG, you're right. I had a BLAST!!!
I hope your IUI went great! I'm so glad you're posting here, because I've been wondering about you.

Lisko, Never feel bad writing about you, you you! We do it all the time! I really hope these are all pregnancy signs you're having! Any updates today? Didn't you tell us that you previously got your BFPs late? The crampy/stretchy thing sounds really promising. I hope you're logging on with good news for us today! : :

AFM, I'm back from a crazy SUPER-fun weekend in Provincetown, MA. There is something unbelievably liberating about dancing with girls in a sea of half-naked gorgeous men and having none of them show an ounce of interest in any of you because they're gay. Wow, I mean wow. Anyway. Here's my confusion:

Friday night I was sitting with friends and had a weird "rushing" feeling in my head and then a bunch of mild cramps. On Saturday morning I woke up with super light brown spotting. Then later in the day I wiped and had red spotting. Then it stopped. Then that night I had weird tender twinging feelings in my abdomen that made me half-double over for a second then went away. Then yesterday I had more mild crampy (kinda like af) feelings then more brown spotting. Then this morning I had more brown spotting, and I feel mildly crampy...with hints of sharper cramps possibly to come. I'm really scared my period will start today. AF isn't due to start giving me cramps and spotting or bleeding until tomorrow at the EARLIEST, possibly Wednesday, and when she does the cramping is usually painful and the spotting is usually red and...TMI...stringy. This was totally different and started at 9-10dpo. I got a BFN this morning with a Dollar Store test. SO.....what is it?

a) implantation spotting :
b) my LP is way too short or I'm not making enough progesterone
c) my body is totally confused from going to Germany and is spotting early, trying to give me AF, but holding off until today or tomorrow or Wednesday

I need a hug. I'm scared it's b or c. :
post #277 of 355
Thread Starter 
Tear... !

I hope, hope, hope its CHOICE A! Try not to worry too much about B or C. That the spotting is brown makes me think its not AF yet. My pre-AF spotting is always red too, and mixed with CM-ish looking stuff.

I'm glad you had fun on your trip!

AFM: I was off one day, I had counted my CD from my first day of spotting, where it should really be "flow"... so I'm CD36 today. And still no AF. CP still high, medium-ish, and I can't find the opening (however my uterus is tipped, so its usually like that, except for pre-AF times when I can really, really feel it).

I'm really puzzled by the BFN and lack of AF. I've only skipped AF once in my entire adulthood... so its not a normal occurrence for me and I think that time it was medication related. I have gone to CD 32-33 before, so that makes me not terribly late, I guess.

I'm going to buy a $ Store test tonight and see what happens. The test on Saturday was funny. It took forever for the color to come into the window. At first I thought it was defective.... but it gradually did, like after a couple minutes. The cramping is minimal at least now... which is nice since I didn't want to keep taking Advil.

I'll post in the a.m. If still BFN and no AF, I'll be calling my doctor! They may not be too worried, but at least I can make an appointment.

I really don't want to get my hopes up... But its all just very, very strange.

and to ALL!
post #278 of 355
Well, I'm officially back . After my trip to the doctor's office for Rhogam, I had lots more bleeding and clotting and cramping. It continued over the weekend, but has now pretty much stopped. DH was out of town until Friday night, which added an extra layer of suckiness to the situation. I'm feeling resigned, I guess. I feel like I'm back to my default setting of 'not pregnant'. I'm mostly dreading leaving the house and running into people who know about the pregnancy but not the m/c.

I'm so glad to have this thread to come 'home' to! You ladies are so great.
post #279 of 355
Thread Starter 
Jill -

I'm so sorry to hear that the spotting turned into the worst scenario. Allow yourself to grieve... and I hope that in the next few cycles you can enjoy a healthy, sticky pg-cy and welcome a little one into your family.

Within the next couple days someone will start a new thread, with our new title, and do some changing to the first page.
post #280 of 355
Oh, Jill. I'm so sorry for your loss, and that you had to experience that with DH away. I hope that you're feeling physically better. Please take care of yourself emotionally. Is there someone you could ask to tell people so you don't have to? Or could you send out a mass email? I'm so sorry, honey.

Lis, I'm hopeful for you, but I totally understand you not wanting to get excited yet. What was the cramping like? Was it general, or was it sharper like AF cramps? Mine got sharper after I posted, but now they went away again. I guess I just have to wait and see. I hope you get a BFP in the morning! (Me, too, in fact). I could start a new thread if you don't want to, or we could leave it as is in honor of the no-stressing aspect and just update the front page/name if you want. I'm trying to maintain my chill-out aspect, but I so, so love this thread and want it to stick around. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for both of us! I really want us to graduate together in the next couple days!!!
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