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.