Ah, Max, that really sucks! My clinic had me on birth control and I was probably going to have a retrieval over Thanksgiving, and they just kept me on birth control longer to elongate my cycle. I wonder why they can't do that?! (Although admittedly, it was weird because I was having my period about 3 days before my retrieval. I was freaked out my lining wasn't going to be ready but my period was so light it barely made a dent.) I'm sorry. That's really frustrating. When we originally got our sperm in May of 2008, I was ready to insem the following month, and there were SO MANY THINGS we had to wait for. In 15 months of trying, we only "tried" 8 times. It was so frustrating those months we had to take off. It sucks to wait.
Kgulbransen - Glad you're moving forward with the surgery. It sounds like it's for the best. And good luck with your swimmers this month. Hopefully that big monster on your ovary is a ripe follicle ready for some action! Hang in there, and see above what I wrote to Max. Why do us lesbians always have to WAIT SO MUCH? It seemed like for us, if it wasn't one thing, it was the other. Always waiting.
2ezforyou - FOUR?! That's crazy talk! Crazy AWESOME talk!
Escher - one more thing, our NP told us that we should never stop progesterone until a negative BLOOD TEST. She never recommends doing a HPT before you miss your period, let alone when you're on progesterone!
AFU - My HCG came back at 91! That's more than TRIPLE what it was on Friday. Hooray! They said that's a good sign. Still keeping everything crossed for our first ultrasound on 1/10/11. Feeling much better now that I've heard. (I was definitely feeling still pregnant when I had such a nervous stomach and would go to the bathroom and STILL nothing will come! Best case of constipation ever. )