GASP!!! When i heard that you were robbed, I assumed it was bad, but to lose dissertation research!!!!
I can hardly imagine anything worse. I'm so glad your DP had things backed up. I know you'll be able to replace your stuff over time, but I hope you're able to reconstruct all of the lost memories and documents as best as possible. I'm so sorry you have to deal with this huge blow on top of the general crappiness of AF. On the (sorta) plus side, maybe the universe felt you needed more space for baby stuff? Thinking of you a lot and sending lots of love and comfort and sanity for the rough next few days.Scarlett:
it sounds like you have lots of great information and that both of your options (today vs. tomorrow) are potentially great. But, if you want my
, I think you should try sooner rather than later. Between your temp drop today, and the fact that your LH is clearly on the rise, plus the ovulation signs you were tracking even a few days ago, I think you're really close and you could have the sperm ready and waiting when the egg drops. Plus, even with frozen sperm, it can possibly live up to 3 days, so you might have a chance even if you insemmed today and didn't O until tomorrow. FWIW, Brill says that her practice found that most of their clients who'd been TTC for a while had been consistently insemming too late
, and DP and I used that as our reasoning for erring on the early side each time that we tried. Like I said, I don't think you can go wrong either way, and I think following your gut is the absolute most important part, but I'd say to go for it tonight before bed, give those swimmers all night to find their way to the fallopian tubes, and hope to ovulate, as expected, tomorrow, dropping that egg right into a pool of swimmers!AmandaMom!
What amazing news! I'm so jealous that you get to spend some time in Noho and
take an amazing honeymoon. I'm so glad you feel good about this cycle off, and I think this commitment to your relationship and investment in taking care of yourself and DP can only mean good things for when you're ready to try again.5G:
Happy conception day!!! I hope your insem goes off without a hitch, and that this is your lucky cycle! I wish I could give you a fertility hug in person, but this one will have to do:
! I'm certainly sending whatever fertility magic I might have to all of you TWWers.Bunny:
Hooray for puppies! Can you post a picture that we can see? I'm glad you have a canine baby to keep you company as you gear up for your human one... I hope your busy dream life is a good sign for this cycle!Dykemom:
for you. You're doing two more insems, in the next day or two, right? I hope they work!! I'm still curious about how you picked these days to insem, since you don't chart. I'd love to know more about your process!MaxK:
I still think that "injectibles class" sounds so fancy! I hope it goes well, and that the femera does its job asap!AFM
Feeling a lot moody and a ton of on and off low-grade nausea, no barfing. I have huge breasts, but not too much else (other than no AF) to help me know that this pregnancy might be for real.
I know I promised to share what worked for me, because of my freakish 2 for 2 success rate, but I don't think I really do much that's different from anyone else. I'm lucky to have pretty regular almost-textbook cycles of about 27-28 days, and in the year+ that I've charted, I always ovulate between CD13 and 16. So I really only have those few days to worry about. I am, like many of us here, a charting maniac, and I credit my DP, who takes my temp every day, for keeping it so consistent. I was never a drinker or smoker, and I cut out caffeine about a month before each try and noticed a jump in CM each time I did so. For what it's worth, both times I got pregnant I was on the chubby end of my personal body spectrum, and I secretly think that, BMI be damned, my body is most fertile and happy when it's a little fluffier than I'd otherwise chose. Beyond that stuff, for me, Brill's advice was really helpful. The main things I got from that book were the idea of trying sooner rather than later, and the idea of using an exorbitant three vials per cycle, even if it meant being willing to skip cycles to cut costs. We'd use one vial for the first insem, and then use the other two vials 24 hours later, on the theory that volume might help the sperm find its way.
So that's what worked for us. I'm happy to answer questions if you want, but of course, I have no idea if any of this was actually related to our success, or if it was all dumb luck. I hope it helps a little, and it's good for me to write it down to remember it all. Please let me know if my lurking here is bugging you; though I'm feeling pretty confident about my body's getting pregnant ability, my loss has made me pretty terrified to accept that this pregnancy might stick around and be healthy... LibraryLady
is right; I feel really lucky to have all of your support!