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post #521 of 583
Hi all! Just stopping by to say a quick hello from my phone.

Cnmk- don't worry! My dw just got pregnant with our first iui despite the fact that she'd only had protected sex with a guy once at 17- she's 32 now. So her body didn't reject the sperm.

Isa- hugs!! Have all my fingers and toes crossed for you. Can't wait to hear!
post #522 of 583
Isa - I agree with Grace; it could be due to increased blood flow to the area. Ooooooh, I think you're pregnant!!!
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post #523 of 583

Hot damn - AF showed! Going in tomorrow for baseline u/s and bloodwork. Fingers crossed for NO cysts so I can start injects this week! Eeeeek! I am nervous! fingersx.gif

post #524 of 583
Thread Starter 

February is almost March, I notice that I'm a somewhat, um, inattentive thread keeper.  Anyone want March?

 

Yay 2ez!  Have good tests!

post #525 of 583

Hello all,

 

I am now 7dpo and I have had slight abdominal cramping off and on since last night.  I don't ever tend to have pms symptoms, so maybe I should be hopeful.  Cautiously hopeful that is.  Wow, so many personals to put out there!  Okay, here we go:

 

Vegan--I hope the Clomid is treating you well. It's so exciting to start ttc!

 

KS--I hope you get lucky and get knocked up soon!

 

Dawn--It;s hard to know when to start, especially when first going through this.  I told 3 or 4 close friends and two family members at ~7-8 weeks when I was pregnant with my DD. A lot of the reason that I told close friends early on was that I had bad morning sickness and really needed support! These were also people that I really trusted and would have wanted to lean off if I miscarried.  I don't regret telling them at all.  Now that I'm trying again, I might not tell as many people.  Not because I don't trust them, but only because I feel more cautious this time.  I'm older, I know a lot more about early loss...I was more carefree when ttc #1 before I knew that I should be thinking about betas, u/s and all that. Really you have to go with what you're comfortable with and make sure that you and your DP are on the same page.  If you do, I would tell the people that you know are going to be supportive and accepting.  For me, I knew that the few people I decided to tell would be completely supportive and excited--I didn't want to be met with any ambivalence or lukewarm reactions so early on.  I saved that for my more conservative family members for after I was fully pregnant!

 

Isa and Graceie --I'm loving the symptoms!  Everything is crossed for you!

 

Amandamom--I'm sorry to hear about your in-laws and your DP stress.  TTC can be so stressful!  Hugs to you while going through this.

 

2ez--Glad AF is here and glad to meet you!

 

gelly--Advanced maternal age my foot!  Good luck to you!

 

rainbow--Good for you for taking time to reconnect and make sure your relationship is solid.  It will make ttc so much easier!  The best thing I did was to take a couple of cycles off from trying when life stress started interfering with ttc.  Hope to see you back soon and waiting to O!

 

cnmk--I wouldn't worry too much about the body rejecting sperm. Echoing what was said earlier (I can't remember who said it), all of the seminal fluid is washed off from the sperm with IUI, so that shouldn't be an issue.  The uterus is also less hostile to sperm than the vaginal vault.  When the timing is right, the conditions should be optimal for conceiving.

 

Anyone else I missed--Baby dust, happy preggo and all that.

post #526 of 583

Dropping in to ask---does anyone watch Grey's Anatomy?  My DP is obsessed with the lesbian relationship on it, and one of them is pregnant.  Anyway, a different character, Meredith, is doing injectibles after many months of infertility.  Two days before O, she started losing her eye sight (side effect) and was told by her (hot!) OB, "This cycle is canceled.  OVER."  I almost burst out crying!  This ttc business is tough going, even in the land of mediocre network TV!  The irony on the show is that the queer woman got pregnant by accident during a post-lesbian-breakup fling with her guy best friend, while the married woman can't get pregnant.

post #527 of 583
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Dropping in to ask---does anyone watch Grey's Anatomy?  My DP is obsessed with the lesbian relationship on it, and one of them is pregnant.  Anyway, a different character, Meredith, is doing injectibles after many months of infertility.  Two days before O, she started losing her eye sight (side effect) and was told by her (hot!) OB, "This cycle is canceled.  OVER."  I almost burst out crying!  This ttc business is tough going, even in the land of mediocre network TV!  The irony on the show is that the queer woman got pregnant by accident during a post-lesbian-breakup fling with her guy best friend, while the married woman can't get pregnant.



No, I don't watch Grey's Anatomy, and I hadn't heard about that story line. But now that I know about it, I am kind of annoyed. It's things like lesbians getting pregnant with a fling with a man that people remember. Blah. Maybe it is because I live in a small town in a red state and I'm extra sensitive to it, but I hate that kind of thing. Would you believe that last year when I was pregnant one of my coworkers was starting gossip about how I must have gotten pregnant from having an affair? (After all, how ELSE would a lesbian have gotten pregnant?) I didn't hear about it until after the lady finally reached my friend with her gossip and my friend set the story straight.

post #528 of 583
Hi Everyone,

QMama: Slight abdominal cramping at 7dpo sounds like a hopeful sign to me! fingersx.gif

2ez: I hope the u/s and bloodwork go well today!

Isa: That sounds very hopeful! Any new signs today? fingersx.gif

AmandaMom: I'm sending you lots of implanation wishes! Burrow in, little one! dust.gif

CNMK: I didn't experience my body rejecting sperm, and I had never been with a guy either. My acupuncturist does believe that you are less likely to get pregnant your first time using a new donor because your body has to get used to that guy's sperm. I don't know if that is true. Good luck!

Graceie: It sounds like you're continuing to have exciting symptoms! When are you going to test? fingersx.gif

DesertSunsets: That sounds like an interesting book. I'll have to check it out sometime.

Lisedea: It's nice to hear from you! It sounds like you are very busy. I hope all your projects go well!

Seraf: That is quite a dog story! dog2.gif

AFM: Even though this was a short week for me (because of Presidents Day), I am very glad that it is Friday. Hooray for the weekend! orngbiggrin.gif
post #529 of 583
Amanda no I used to watch but that show got weird

KS. I've known three lesbians to get knocked up on a one night stand one drunk one post break up ( with twins ! ). And me . But yeay really assuming you cheated on your wife not cool !

Escher Monday or Tuesday or wendays I'm seeing how long I can hold out weds will be 10dpo. And I have an aucpuntur apt that day and would like to tell her if I am
post #530 of 583
2EZ—EEEeee! smile.gif Everything crossed! Come on, injectables!

QMama—sounds good! Good luck with week 2!

AHope—I’ve never seen it, but that is kind of an annoying Kids Are Alright storyline. And I think I’d cry, too.

KSDoula—what? You mean your wife knew you were getting pregnant? I heard it was TOTALLY an affair! What a bunch of jerks…

AFM—back and forth again on the signs. The weird swollenness went away yesterday and then came back again and went away again (and now I feel like I kind of need to keep my hands out of there because it’s getting strange to keep poking around in there). But I think my temp is starting its decline, and I’m pretty sad. DP and I talked and I think that we’ll be taking the next couple cycles off—one for a break, and one for monitoring, so we’d be starting again in early May. I don’t really want to, but I could use a break from all of the emotions, and the extra couple grand would go a long way toward paying some bills, so I think it’s the right thing to do. Unless I get some unexpectedly good news tomorrow, that is.
post #531 of 583
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KS. I've known three lesbians to get knocked up on a one night stand one drunk one post break up ( with twins ! ). And me . But yeay really assuming you cheated on your wife not cool !

 


Okay, that is a surprising statistic. I know that it happens and other people's relationships are none of my business. I guess I just don't like it when people make assumptions about mine AND then gossip about them at work!

 

 

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KSDoula—what? You mean your wife knew you were getting pregnant? I heard it was TOTALLY an affair! What a bunch of jerks…

AFM—back and forth again on the signs. The weird swollenness went away yesterday and then came back again and went away again (and now I feel like I kind of need to keep my hands out of there because it’s getting strange to keep poking around in there). But I think my temp is starting its decline, and I’m pretty sad. DP and I talked and I think that we’ll be taking the next couple cycles off—one for a break, and one for monitoring, so we’d be starting again in early May. I don’t really want to, but I could use a break from all of the emotions, and the extra couple grand would go a long way toward paying some bills, so I think it’s the right thing to do. Unless I get some unexpectedly good news tomorrow, that is.


Yeah, I sure HOPE she knew what she was doing when she put that syringe full of sperm into me!

 

Also- I bet a break from TTC-related anxiety might be a good thing if this cycle doesn't work out.

post #532 of 583

hello all!!  happy friday!  :)

 

we met with our re this morning.  can i mention once again how much we LOVE her?  omg, she is so fabulous i wish she could be the re for all y'all.  she was so thrilled to see us!  we brought her a photo of the boys, the charts from dp's last 4 cycles and the mycreations book we had made about ds2's conception (which happens to have her in it). 

 

dp will have another sis (saline thingie to check her uterus for polyps), had a ton of blood drawn (it's been over a year since we were there last so all that bloodwork has to be done over) and was rx'd metformin again.  we'll follow the same protocol as last time - 100mg clomid cd5-9 and a trigger shot.  the one thing they have changed is the number of iuis they do per cycle.  they ran their own study and discovered that doing 2 iuis only increased the likelihood of pregnancy by 2 or 3%.  she said we could still do 2 iuis if we wanted to but she recommended just one.  that would be done approx. 36hrs post trigger.  so now we wait for bloodwork to come back - one of the tests is tsh which will give us an idea where dp is at with her synthroid regulation.  while we went in with the idea we would start trying on dp's may cycle (currently that will be around may 28) we are now discussing maybe april or march.  we'll see what happens with all the testing before we make our final decision on that.  we are pretty excited that we've taken the first step towards baby #3.  :D

 

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post #533 of 583

AMom~ You do not know how tightly I have everything crossed for you, for real. 4dpo is way too early for symptoms, so don't fret about that yet, even though I know it's nearly impossible.  I'm so glad you're here to keep us updated. Every possible vibe I can muster is coming your way!! AMANDA POWER!!! (Actually I just had a Scrabble rack that read AMANDAE, which must be the plural of AMANDA, so I'm going to see it as a good luck sign).

 

Isa~ This does sound promising, but it's so hard to know anything about this krazy game. I hope for good news. Taking time off is so tough.

 

CNMK~  I agree, IUI gets the swimmers past the worst part (though it does put it into the land of the leukocyte zombies) but that's not really the same as 'rejecting sperm'. You should be fine!

 

 

2ez~ WOOHOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Get going girl!!!!!  We need some more bfps around here!!

 

 

Qmama~ Cramping nowhere near your period is a good sign indeed!!   Everything crossed!!!!

 

Indigo~ Sounds like everything's a go for you ladies!! I'm so excited for you to get started with the actual insems!!!!

 

 

AFM~ Not much. I hope I'm not getting another bladder infection, and mostly I just want a nap.And for my washing machine to be delivered. For. Real.

 

Love and luck to all!!

post #534 of 583


KS yes they should be smacked

 

pretty  hugs I hope tour temps are wrong and you don't have to take a break because you are pregnant but if not I can see the pros of taking a break and why it would be hard

 

indigo that all sound so complicated hope it comes back all clear

 

AFM so inpatient so so inpatient ! want to test now even though I know Monday is the absolute earliest I can test and odds of an accurate result are low I'm thinking of calling and setting up a blood test for Monday I'm that inpatient !  signs still seem good though mild stretchy cramping and slight nausea

post #535 of 583

graceie - no not complicated at all!!  this is our third time ttc with intervention so we are comfortable with it all.  :)  dp's sis is scheduled for next thursday!  we realized that if we try in april then our due date would be almost exactly the same as ds2..so we are nixing that as a trying month.  dp is eager for march though (!!) which would mean an end of the year baby, so assuming everything comes back clear (sis, tsh etc..) we could be trying in a MONTH's time.  eeeeeeeeeeek.  if not, we'll have the excitement of our trip to look forward to and may will be here before we know it.  :)

 

must run oft to a town hall meeting.  yay, 2-4pm after which i am heading home.

 

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post #536 of 583

I used to watch Grey's Anatomy religiously until about 2 seasons ago - I do kind of miss it. So is Callie pregnant? I have a HUGE crush on the actress that plays her, Sara Rameriez, because (nerd alert!) she was the original Lady of the Lake in Spamalot. She has a killer voice. And curves, and smile...Sheepish.gif That is a bummer that it had to come from a one night stand. Ugh. 

 

Isa - I am still so hopeful for you!!! fingersx.gif

 

AmandaMom - You too! I am so sorry your having a rough time with DP - it will all melt away when you get your bfp! hug2.gif

 

EZ - Yay!!! Good luck!!!

 

escher - I happily take on the role of keeping track of people orngbiggrin.gif and yes, hooray for the weekend indeed!

 

Library - I really hope you don't have a bladder infection! I will send healthy vibes to you!

 

Qmama - looking good! Fingers crossed!!!

 

indigo - sweet! you could be starting SO SOON!!!

 

Everyone else - hello, hello!!! Baby dust, luck, love, hugs, grins, wet willies and cupcakes to you all!

 

I might be MIA for a little bit - 20 page paper due next week! Have you met my side kick, procrastination? Yeah, we're buddies. 

post #537 of 583


 

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Originally Posted by indigoscot View Post

hello all!!  happy friday!  :)

 

we met with our re this morning.  can i mention once again how much we LOVE her?  omg, she is so fabulous i wish she could be the re for all y'all.  she was so thrilled to see us!  we brought her a photo of the boys, the charts from dp's last 4 cycles and the mycreations book we had made about ds2's conception (which happens to have her in it). 

 

dp will have another sis (saline thingie to check her uterus for polyps), had a ton of blood drawn (it's been over a year since we were there last so all that bloodwork has to be done over) and was rx'd metformin again.  we'll follow the same protocol as last time - 100mg clomid cd5-9 and a trigger shot.  the one thing they have changed is the number of iuis they do per cycle.  they ran their own study and discovered that doing 2 iuis only increased the likelihood of pregnancy by 2 or 3%.  she said we could still do 2 iuis if we wanted to but she recommended just one.  that would be done approx. 36hrs post trigger.  so now we wait for bloodwork to come back - one of the tests is tsh which will give us an idea where dp is at with her synthroid regulation.  while we went in with the idea we would start trying on dp's may cycle (currently that will be around may 28) we are now discussing maybe april or march.  we'll see what happens with all the testing before we make our final decision on that.  we are pretty excited that we've taken the first step towards baby #3.  :D

 

g


Exciting! I also realized that if we start in April and are successful right away that the baby would be due around the same time. March is SO soon! April seems SO soon too! May seems SO soon! lol I hope all the tests come back ok.

 

I just got a req. on Tuesday for day 3 fsh as well which is the only test we'll do at this point.

 

Anyone testing this weekend?!

post #538 of 583
Pregnancy test shipped today yes I hate buying them at the store should be here in plenty of time for monday testing 7or 8 days past O . And again Tuesday and weds
post #539 of 583

Library - Isn't it crazy how we get excited about something like a washing machine? Ugh! Maybe it means we're turning into our parents. I know I was THRILLED when DP brought me home a new vacuum! wild.gif

 

Seref - If no one else claims the thread keeping duties for this month, I'll volunteer. And hopefully, I won't screw it up royally.

 

Indigo - Hooray for the RE appt. I truly love our RE too. And since we've ran the gauntlet of doctors in 2 years, I finally am thankful for ours. She looks like the country singer Martina McBride. I work in the music industry in Nashville, so it's reallllly weird to have appt with her.

 

Isa - I giggled ready your post about poking around. I do the same thing at times, so I can certainly relate. shrug.gif

 

Qmama - greet.gif It's nice to "meet" you as well. Good luck. Fingers crossed!

 

AFM - Injectibles....here we come! joy.gifThe u/s went good today. I did have 1 cyst on my left ovary measuring 14, but my estradiol was a nice 27, so my RE decided to go ahead and let me start Follistim tomorrow night. I am doing just 75 for the next 5 days. I'll go in next Thursday for another u/s and estradiol. My AMH was verrrry high so my doc is keeping my dosage fairly low. Hopefully, I won't produce like Octomom, but will have a couple viable follies that will actually mature and O this month!

 

I'll get back to personals later. I am trying to help DS with homework before his big wrestling tourney this weekend. (It's tough being 6!)

 

post #540 of 583
Well, you can uncross anything you had for me (thanks, though!). BFN, and I expect it'll be CD1 any minute now. We'll be taking this next cycle off, and then the one after that will be the RE moderated one, so no tries again until the very beginning of May. I wish I were more excited about a January baby, but maybe Carmen's enthusiasm will rub off on me. I just really wanted a summer baby, damnit! Or at least fall! I'd happily take spring, too, if that didn't mean having to wait until August. Jeez. That seems so far away. gloomy.gif

Hawaii better be good, dammit.
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