I tested midafternoon on a FR Digital, and got a clear positive, so I think this is for real!!!!! You can now officially celebrate what I hope is the first of a string of BFPs on the thread!
I'm feeling validated (because I've felt pregnant for much of the TWW), excited (because we did it), scared (because of our last loss, and because so much is unknown), overwhelmed (because I really didn't think this would happen on our second time trying ever-- we have a perfect 2 for 2 rate of conception-- and now I'm due a month earlier than would be ideal at my work), and hopeful (that this will be a sticky embryo, and we'll finally get our baby in March!!!). Please help me to celebrate and send me good sticky vibes for a healthy embryo that wants to stick around for the long haul.
If it's ok with you all, I'd like to stick around on the thread at least for a while; I'm not ready yet to join Queer and Pregnant or my DDC, and I want to see you all get your BFPs!
So, catching up on personals!Bunny:
I'm so glad that your doctor's office redeemed itself, and that you'll be able to get all of the testing that you want and need. Based on your posts here, I can tell what a good advocate you are for yourself, and also how well informed you are about this whole process. I hope you get the answers that you need.DykeMom:
Good luck on these last few days gearing up to insemination!! Can I ask how you pick the date to go for it, since you don't chart? Do you use your CM (cervical mucus) as an indicator, or just make a guess based on the length of your cycle? It's so interesting to hear how everyone approaches this process. Along those lines, do you mind my asking why you decided to use the meds that you're on? I don't think I've heard of Metformin or Dexamethasone on these boards, and I'd be interested to know more. In any case, I hope you have healthy, easy days leading up to this next try!Library:
Cycle buddy, I hope you'll join me asap on the BFP bandwagon. I hope you have safe travels to Dallas, which sounds like the perfect spot to find out that you're pregnant! Not great for avoiding the heat, though. I hope your staying cool and as sane as possible for someone whose TWW is creeping into week 3!AHope:
Sorry that house details are keeping you up at night. But it might be marginally better than just obsessing while you wait. Speaking of which, and symptoms? How are you feeling? I'm rooting for you to get your BFP this cycle, just so you can flaunt it when you tell your RE that his/her services won't be needed next month after all!Wehrli:
What a promising insemination story! I think that the 10.30 twinge is an especially good sign. I was really glad to have a BFP cycle to look back at during this TWW, even when there were differences. I hope you have the same experience, and that it leads to a BFP! Have a great, relaxing, weekend away...sounds like the perfect setting for implantation!
I'm sorry for your crappy day, and for the fact that the signs aren't lining up in a clear way. How frustrating and unfair! I don't have any real advice, other than my usual rant about how I never trust OPKs alone, but you already know that, and you are using every available sign! Maybe you can try today or tomorrow, sort of splitting the difference between what your cervix seems to say and what the monitor and OPKs predict? That way you have the chance that some swimmers make it through your cervix just under the wire and/or the possibility that some swimmers are alive and waiting if you ovulate on Sunday or Monday? Ugh. I'm so sorry that you're in this position, and I hope that you get some clarity soon.
I think that I'm caught up now, but sorry if I missed you. I'm off to try to adjust to my new big news...