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post #21 of 256
TWW here we come! Can we be moved over to waiting to know please? Off we go on another fun adventure of the two week wait. Hopefully it will go by quickly and with little obsession over symptoms!
post #22 of 256
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erthe_mama - Hope the reiki helped your DP!

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I am obsessing over everything... I don't know how you guys do it I guess it gets different (not easier).
Definitely not easier. Nor really very different, to be honest (at least for me). I guess I just get more "used" to living my life in ~2 week chunks.

Papa - things are sounding good! I hope the second half of the wait isn't too torturous for you, and FX!

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TWW here we come! Can we be moved over to waiting to know please? Off we go on another fun adventure of the two week wait. Hopefully it will go by quickly and with little obsession over symptoms!
Moved you! How many DPO? I'm 3... looks like we're in the wait together again!

AFM - Got my crosshairs today! WOOOHOOO! Now I can put away the damn thermometer and get on with my life.

... maybe after 1 or 2 more days of temps.

WTH is wrong w/ me? Why can't I step away from the chart?
post #23 of 256
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WTH is wrong w/ me? Why can't I step away from the chart?
STEP AWAY FROM THE CHART!! Put the thermometer down!

Hey, I didn't POAS this morning, even though I could have with only seeming slightly nuts...since it's 9 DPO today.

But I didn't. And if I can do that, you can do this. HIDE THE THERMOMETER!!!!

Incidentally, 10 DPO is a reasonable day to test, right?

What day do you all start testing??? And why do I care? Right, because I'm really hoping to avoid any more high-tech conception shenanigans, I'm so over the whole fertility industry/insurance scammery thing already.
post #24 of 256
We always try to wait to test.... and then probably test at 11dpo because something MUST mean pregnancy... of course it never has yet....

I have a question for the Canadians out there... Heather and I are going to Toronto for four days next week. I'll be in a conference all day, and one day she'll drive to MI to see her family... but what can she do by herself all day in Toronto for the other days? She loves to shop (for baby stuff usually) though we should be keeping that toned down... she loves museums... and gardens, though it may be too cold??
Any ideas?
post #25 of 256
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We always try to wait to test.... and then probably test at 11dpo because something MUST mean pregnancy... of course it never has yet....

I have a question for the Canadians out there... Heather and I are going to Toronto for four days next week. I'll be in a conference all day, and one day she'll drive to MI to see her family... but what can she do by herself all day in Toronto for the other days? She loves to shop (for baby stuff usually) though we should be keeping that toned down... she loves museums... and gardens, though it may be too cold??
Any ideas?
Toronto has lots of great museums!

She'll want to take the subway/bus/streetcar all over, since parking is $$$ and the subway is so much faster when you're downtown. The best bargain there is an all day pass for about $8.00, which is about the same as three rides.

The Ontario Science Centre is kind of out in the boons, and I find the displays pretty dated, so skip that one, though it's great for kids.

The Bata Shoe Museum is quite fun and it's right on a subway line. Queen's Park is right beside, which is a nice spot to go wandering if it's a sunny day.

The Royal Ontario Museum is awesome.

She should wander through the gay village and stock up on rainbow whatever...get off at Wellesley station, walk one block east to Church, and she's in the thick of it.

For browsing, fun, quirky shopping Kensington Market is great, as is Queen St. W. She could easily spend a whole day in Kensington and on Queen St.

For upscale shopping, either Yorkdale Mall (think Holt Renfrew, high end clothing) or the Eaton Centre (Godiva, H&M).

The food in Toronto is great.

My absolute favourite restaurant, where you can get Ethiopian food, dinner for two, including two beer, and a generous tip for less than $20 is Nazreth Bar, which is on Bloor St. W near Ossington station, just walk east from the station, it's a little hole in the wall on the south side.
post #26 of 256
oooh Ethiopian food! Yummy!
Thanks for all the ideas, I'll give her the list and she'll have tons to do!
post #27 of 256
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erthe_mama - Hope the reiki helped your DP!
Thanks! It doesn't seem to have, but maybe it's working slowly. She ended up with a "perfume hangover" instead. I wish people would keep their scents to a minimum. She actually smelled like she was wearing it when she got home. Ugh.
And I know what you mean about temping... I'm somewhat obsessed myself.


afm (by the way, what does that even stand for? haha): DP got a job offer out of the blue working for the lawyer who's advising us on our donor contract. How weird is that?! She saw on Sonja's fbook that she was doing up a resume, and decided to ask, so now DP has two jobs to try for! Yay!!!

Also, we're switching to vaginal temping because Sonja's temps are somewhat erratic since she alternates between breathing through her mouth and nose throughout the night. Any suggestions/thoughts?

AND we heard back from our friend the midwife!! She says we're on the right track ttc-wise, and says to give her a call if we're running into any trouble. She's starting work again in January... just getting back after having her own baby with her partner carrying! So awesome.
post #28 of 256
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afm (by the way, what does that even stand for? haha):
afm = As For Me.

Sounds like you've got lots of good things going on!

AFM, I think I'm gonna test tomorrow. It's Monday. It's 10 DPO. I have acupuncture at 9:00 so it would be good to know, right? It's almost like it's medically indicated, which makes it totally ok to test obsessively early.

I've been having weird pulling microcramps...not even cramps, not even twinges, more like twitches.
post #29 of 256
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, Papa!!!!

A totally defensible reason for testing early.
post #30 of 256
Papa Good luck tomorrow!

AFM: We have our skype discussion with our potential donor and his wife (a close friend of mine) tomorrow (Mon) night. I am really nervous and hope it goes smoothly. It is tricky navigating this with such a close friend...and her husband!
post #31 of 256

Howdy

Hi girls! Glad to see we had some graduates in October! Could you scoot me back on over to WAITING TO KNOW. Damn the TWW. Im fairly certain this month was a wash as I was out of town for my LHsurge, but I rushed home today and we did a late IUI, so at least I didnt have to feel like we missed a whole cycle. Anyway, best of luck to everyone else!

Here's to a lightening fast two weeks!
post #32 of 256
Papa - Here's to hoping for a BFP for you tomorrow. If not, keep in mind that it's still early.

AFM - It's 8dpo and I keep going between "hmm, this is an odd sensation, maybe I could actually be pregnant" and "it's doubtful it worked and I better prepare for blood and two months off." It's taking its toll on me. I'm just trying to focus on school, preparations for moving and the everything else I have to be grateful for right now.
post #33 of 256
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Incidentally, 10 DPO is a reasonable day to test, right?

What day do you all start testing??? And why do I care? Right, because I'm really hoping to avoid any more high-tech conception shenanigans, I'm so over the whole fertility industry/insurance scammery thing already.
Not to be an enabler but I got my a BFP at 10DPO with this pregnancy
post #34 of 256
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Papa...... *tapping foot impatiently*

hope to hear something from ya soon. I'm living vicariously through you, since I'm only 4dpo. Lol.

AmandaHope - I hope the conversation goes BEYOND well tonight! KUP!

Miss Scarlett - moved ya! I hope the wait goes quickly for you!!!

joyseattle - I think 8dpo on is the toughest part of the wait. I know exactly what you mean, and where you're coming from. Hang in there, and do your best to keep distracted.

AFM
- decided not to hide the thermometer (quite yet) and temped today. Is it too early for an implantation dip? This is the first time EVER in 8 months of charting that I've dropped below the CL during my LP. Granted "below" the cover line is only .02 degrees, but what kind of TTCer would I be if I didn't read too much into it?

Also, a friend of mine (15 wks pg) just posted her first "baby bump" pics on Facebook, and I teared up. I so want that to be me.....

*sigh*

Stupid Mondays.

How's everyone else in the TWW hanging in there?
post #35 of 256
FtMPapa Thanks! And I totally think you should test.

Lyndzies, I think it's supposed to be at least 0.3 F, occurring between days 5 and 12 of the luteal phase, but FX that it is one anyway.


AFM (glad to know what that means now... lol): Our KD has signed the agreement!! Wahoo!!! He came over yesterday evening with the three contracts, and we're waiting for our lawyer to get back to us with a date for us to sign. DP and I stayed up until 3am being excited and talking and planning... We also giggled endlessly about how the look on KD's face when she told to come over with "morning wood" a couple days before O, and how I asked him to abstain from ejaculation at least a couple days prior to donating. Good thing we're close friends!
post #36 of 256
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Lyndzies, I think it's supposed to be at least 0.3 F, occurring between days 5 and 12 of the luteal phase, but FX that it is one anyway.
Ah, i meant .02 below the coverline. The dip itself is .86. Quite the dip, right? But who knows...

So happy to hear you're all set w/ your KD!! And I find that it help (w/ all the "uncomfortable" conversations) that we're close to our KD, too.
post #37 of 256
Heartbeat! Did our 6.5 week u/s today, and there really was a little heartbeat inside the sac. Surrounded by a tiny stringbean. So ok, finally, I believe it, I'm clinically pregnant. Still not out of the woods; I'm not going to sit easy until 13 weeks or so, when the miscarriage risk falls off. But today, things are going as well as we could have hoped.

Thanks to everyone who's been so supportive. I am sending you all pregnant-elephant fertility lucky dust.
post #38 of 256
yay astropeep!! isn't it the most amazing sight?

i hope the first trimester zooms by for you uneventfully.

g
post #39 of 256
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Heartbeat! Did our 6.5 week u/s today, and there really was a little heartbeat inside the sac. Surrounded by a tiny stringbean. So ok, finally, I believe it, I'm clinically pregnant. Still not out of the woods; I'm not going to sit easy until 13 weeks or so, when the miscarriage risk falls off. But today, things are going as well as we could have hoped.

Thanks to everyone who's been so supportive. I am sending you all pregnant-elephant fertility lucky dust.
Wahoo, Astropeep!!!!!!! Super congrats on the baby bean heartbeat!
post #40 of 256
Astropeep!!!

Clinically pregnant... makes it sound like a disease! I hope you have a healthy and happy nine months, not at all clinically!!!!


AFM - negatory at 10 DPO. And I feel PMS like WHOAH. Also, hectic kind of day. Therapy. Ran into a colleague and her brand new month-old baby I'd forgotten she had....immediately after therapy. And she told me about another colleague and her brand new (like two days old) baby. And I am very happy for both of them, but can't help but wonder when it will be my turn.

Ah, well. I have (still) pully little cramps and three zits and some bad skin happneing on my face. This does not happen to me.

Also, I am tired and emotional and feel 100% PMS. This does happen. All the time.

Something is happening...am I knocked up, am I just experiencing what a real ovulation is like? Who knows. I'll overanalyze it and pee on another stick tomorrow.

Also, I'm not taking progesterone this cycle. .. I just forgot, save for one day, so I can't chalk anything up to that.
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