or Connect
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Pregnancy and Birth › Fertility › Trying To Conceive › Bitter Sushi Ladies, April 2011
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Bitter Sushi Ladies, April 2011 - Page 5

post #81 of 205

 

Just wanted to let you all know!!! Everything went well today! And I don’t need surgery! Hurray! My uterus is Bicornuate but it has plenty of places for an egg to attach successfully! The only small problem that I may have is the baby we have may be breach and will need to be delivered by C-section, other than that the Dr said to keep going that nothing my Uterus is going to do wrong! So forge ahead!!! Hurray! and to top it off for my troubles yesterday the hospital gave me a $25 AMEX Gift!!! Pretty good!

post #82 of 205

What a good outcome, Greenmum! So nice to hear when medical professionals go above and beyond despite crazy circumstances (TWO x-ray machines broken on the same day?). 

 

I'm a basket case. First, an innocent runny nose became a deep chest infection when I ignored the signs and went for a run in too-cold weather. Then, I got the stomach flu that's had me flat for two days. And now, my period. And I don't want to take medication for the aweful cramps because of my absolutely empty stomach. 

post #83 of 205
greenmum - How nice of them! And great news that most everything looks good for a baby!

emaya - hug.gif Being sick plus AF is just sucky!


AFM - Just counting down the hours until the appointment in the morning. I've made it another day. Sucks that I have to count it out that way. But my recent experience is working against me, YKWIM?
post #84 of 205

Greenmum - Great news!!!  It's nice when it's a positive outcome!!

 

Emaya - Sorry you are feeling so unwell.  Hopefully you feel better tomorrow.

 

Lava - Thinking positive sticky thoughts for you.

 

AFM - Nothing to report on the TTC side, 9 more days until I can see my doctor and try and figure out what's going on with me.  In other news, we sold our house the other day.  We sold it in 2 days, the first people to see it bought it so that was super quick, we were just glad that it went that fast so that we didn't have to keep it so clean every day!!!  The down side is that we are going to build a new one and we haven't even started that yet so we will probably homeless for a few months!

post #85 of 205

Emaya - hug.gif That sounds very sucky!

 

lavatea - Yay for one more day! Sucks that you count them like that, but hey... one more day is one more day!

 

AFM, just feeling super exhausted today, and I have a headache. CD6, and started taking OPKs yesterday. Unsurprisingly, they're negative, but I wanted to get a good baseline going. I am so, so ready for this school year to be FINISHED! I really don't want to plan six more weeks of lessons. I want to get pregnant and obsess about details for the baby. Sigh. Also, my grandpa has pneumonia again and is back on a ventilator. They think it's hospital-acquired and therefore very likely antibiotic resistant. This could be the end of the line. gloomy.gif I'm so not ready to deal with that, on top of everything else.

post #86 of 205
smiles - Wow! That's great news. Two days is super fast!

monkey - I'm so sorry about your grandpa. I hope that they're able to treat it with a stronger antibiotic. hug.gif
post #87 of 205

GreenMum - That's wonderful! I am so glad it went well!

 

Emaya - greensad.gif That sounds miserable!

 

Lava- praying for great results tomorrow! Hang in there little lavababy!

 

Smiles - Fantastic news about the house! I'm sure something will work out with your living situation, but I know it can be stressful when you're not sure what that's going to be yet.

 

Monkey - I hope your grandpa will be ok. Prayers for you too!

 

AFM - FF changed my O date so now it says I'm only 3dpo, which is good timing-wise, but for some reason I'm not sure that's right, although it sure looks right. Temps are nice and high..so far so good..

 

 

post #88 of 205

Smiles - Somehow I missed your post before. Awesome that you could sell your house in this market!! (Or are things better in Canada than the US?)

 

lilmom - Fingers crossed this is your time!

 

AFM, no news on my grandpa. I'm taking that as a good sign, as hopefully someone would tell me if he was getting worse. I know yesterday they said they weren't really expecting to know more until today or tomorrow, anyway.

 

I got another (expected) negative OPK today. I think my cervical mucus is lotiony, though, so I'm hopeful things are headed the right direction! Today is my last dose of Femara. Then, I just have to keep taking the dexamethasone and wait for Monday! Monday is going to be crazy - I have my ultrasound, potential trigger shot, and my brother (whom I haven't seen in 2 years, and who has never met my husband) is coming home from his missionary work!! Not sure how we're going to fit BD into that night, but we'll figure it out somehow.

post #89 of 205
Quote:
Originally Posted by monkeyscience View Post

Smiles - Somehow I missed your post before. Awesome that you could sell your house in this market!! (Or are things better in Canada than the US?)

 

lilmom - Fingers crossed this is your time!

 

AFM, no news on my grandpa. I'm taking that as a good sign, as hopefully someone would tell me if he was getting worse. I know yesterday they said they weren't really expecting to know more until today or tomorrow, anyway.

 

I got another (expected) negative OPK today. I think my cervical mucus is lotiony, though, so I'm hopeful things are headed the right direction! Today is my last dose of Femara. Then, I just have to keep taking the dexamethasone and wait for Monday! Monday is going to be crazy - I have my ultrasound, potential trigger shot, and my brother (whom I haven't seen in 2 years, and who has never met my husband) is coming home from his missionary work!! Not sure how we're going to fit BD into that night, but we'll figure it out somehow.



I think that at least where I live in Canada things are a little better, not much trouble selling around here and getting a decent price.  Yes your Monday sounds crazy but there's always a way to fit in some BD - all you need is a minute!!!

 

post #90 of 205

I usually only lurk in here, but I had to butt in to say MonkeyScience! How exciting! Where did your brother serve his mission? Good luck fitting it all in, I'm sure an opportune moment will present itself! lol

post #91 of 205

lava - let us know how your appointment goes. I think many of us are holding our breath along with you. I know you'll be holding your for quite a bit longer.

Smiles - good on you with your house! Lucky. We just sold our apartment (moving to our house in one week!), and it took about 4 or 5 viewings over two weeks. Having to keep the place perfectly clean WAS a nightmare. Alright, that's a bit of an exaggeration, but it was a pain in the butt.

Monkeyscience - Sorry to hear about your grandfather. Let us know how he's doing if you feel like sharing. Hope you are excited to see your brother. Depending on his experiences, he might be going through some serious culture shock for a while. I spent almost three years in rural El Salvador in the Peace Corps and had a difficult time adjusting to State-side life (with all the waste, consumption, and selfishness) for a while...

lillmom - keep us posted!

 

Feeling slightly better today. Just want to be in travelling order for tomorrow's adoption class weekend. It's the second of a two-part course on international adoption. First step in our process to get my dd a kid sister or brother! I am completely, full-heartedly wanting to adopt a child. I just can't give up the idea of another bio child only because those last few months of pregnancy were so amazing, and labor was life-changingly awesome... I so want to do that part again. As far as the baby itself goes, I don't care whose genes it has.

post #92 of 205

LTB- what's your latest thinking about visiting the in-laws? I hope it's warming up over there (I've decided where you live now  winky.gif). Here, it's full sun and like 15 C! Glorious. If I weren't feeling so horrible still, I'd be outside all afternoon with my little one. As it is, she'll be pretty ok with playing lego while I lie in bed watching.

post #93 of 205
Quote:
Originally Posted by Emaya View Post

LTB- what's your latest thinking about visiting the in-laws? I hope it's warming up over there (I've decided where you live now  winky.gif). Here, it's full sun and like 15 C! Glorious. If I weren't feeling so horrible still, I'd be outside all afternoon with my little one. As it is, she'll be pretty ok with playing lego while I lie in bed watching.

LOL! Yes, hi from across the little "pond"... :) Luckily, at this point we are still waiting to hear whether dh is able to get a job (internship, really) this summer, so can't make any plans, yet. Also, we have "the" appoitment with the hospital in late June, so we definitely need to be home then. It is very nice here these days... just a little bit of snow left and quite a bit of sunshine. Lovely time of the year after the long winter.

 

Lavatea, thinking of you today!

 

I ovulated a couple of days ago and there is nothing much to report. I have not been feeling well this week, so I have less energy than normal to obsess about children. It feels more like needing to think of daily survival, only. I don't know what is going on. I did increase thyroid meds after I got the latest labs, but that should really make me feel better, not worse. Dh has been feeling unwell and tired, also, and suggested it might be that the allergy season is really starting.

 

Dd just turned 6 but is too cautious to ride a bike without training wheels or to want to try a bigger bike. I really would like her to, as I DESPERATELY NEED the exercise. (She can't go far with the little wheels + training wheels). If she were riding, I could walk to so many place with her, instead of always taking the car. She is just like I was as a kid, though: she has to know how to do something before she will even try. She was a late walker, but almost never fell after she started. This seems very similar to that. I don't want to push.. If someone has any ideas to try, I would love to hear. I really need to lose some weight and, instead, I am, really swollen right now, for some unknown reason.
 

 

post #94 of 205

Not much to report on my grandpa. Haven't heard anything, but may get an update today. Did get a random picture text of a newborn baby from my mom, and was like... whaaaa?? Turns out it was my cousin's baby, who was due at the end of April. But it was still sort of weird to get it without any sort of prior warning.

 

As for my brother... he's coming home from Spokane, Washington, so hopefully the culture shock won't be too great. :) I'm sure going from "missionary mode" to "average civilian" will be a transition for him. I know it was for me. But I did get a bit of the culture shock, too, as I was in Romania as a missionary. One of the funniest things I remember when I came home was seeing the orange soda in the store and going, "WHY IS IT SO DARK? THAT'S FREAKY!" In fact, it still sort of freaks me out. Apparently they put less food coloring (or a lighter color of it) in the orange soda in Romania. The whole concept of a dryer seemed odd, as well. And not being able to walk/take the bus everywhere. My mom also claims I spoke English funny for awhile after that, but I don't believe her. winky.gif

 

Anyway, I really should go to work. No Femara today, just dexamethasone... grow, little follicles, grow!

post #95 of 205

Hugs, ladies. So glad to see more BFPs in here since the last time I checked.

post #96 of 205

MonkeyScience Very cool! My brother served in Seattle. I don't think there was much of a culture shock when he came home but it was still definitely still an adjustment for him. Fingers crossed for you this cycle!!!

post #97 of 205
Thread Starter 

 

AGreenMum - That's great you don't need surgery.  I can't beleive they gave you a gift card for your trouble.  I think that's pretty rare for a company to do that, at least without you making a huge fuss. 
 
Emaya - Yuck.  I hope you feel better soon. 
 
lavatea - How did your appointment go?
 
monkey - In Canada we were definitely badly affected by the recession, but there wasn't the huge drop in housing prices, since mortgages work differently here.  Selling in 2 days is pretty amazing though!  Good luck for Monday.
 
AFM - I am 5DPO and have been feeling some small sharp pains in the uterus area.  So, having a hard time not getting my hopes up, despite it seems every new TWW comes up with a different imaginary symptom to fake me out. 
post #98 of 205

Lots of busy people in here! Sorry I have been awol, not temping this cycle, pretending that I'm not ttc (11dpo today). My progesterone makes me have symptoms all over so no point in worrying about it.

 

I suck at personals, so good luck and hugs all around!

post #99 of 205

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by LessTraveledBy View Post

Dd just turned 6 but is too cautious to ride a bike without training wheels or to want to try a bigger bike. I really would like her to, as I DESPERATELY NEED the exercise. (She can't go far with the little wheels + training wheels). If she were riding, I could walk to so many place with her, instead of always taking the car. She is just like I was as a kid, though: she has to know how to do something before she will even try. She was a late walker, but almost never fell after she started. This seems very similar to that. I don't want to push.. If someone has any ideas to try, I would love to hear. I really need to lose some weight and, instead, I am, really swollen right now, for some unknown reason.
 

 

 

Have you tried the trail-a-bike? It seems like it would be perfect - although you would have to ride instead of walking, they can stop pedaling whenever they want so you could go on long bike rides. I see them on craigslist all the time for about $50.

 

Sorry OT, I'll catch up later!
 

 

post #100 of 205
Hey BSladies,

I don't have the energy for personals, so sorry. I worked last night and I'm super tired, but on top of that I have a sore throat and bad headache. I called in to work tonight. I'm ok with that decision because I just don't see how I could have made it through the night, but I can't use PTO for 6 months so my check will be short this time. I am a little worried about that.

The appointment yesterday ended up being not what I expected. I saw the doctor's nurse, and she took down my complete history. Then she had me give her a urine specimen, ordered lab work, and set up my appointments through September. Here's the clincher - she cancelled the appointment for next week and I don't get to see the doctor until I'm 7 weeks! I realize that's a normal thing for normal pregnancies, but I have history of early miscarriage - which I had just told her about - and yet they aren't going to see me until the biggest danger zone has passed?! So no requesting things from the doctor to help support the pregnancy like steroids, lovenox, progesterone, etc. AND, the nurse couldn't order any extra labs for me beyond hcg levels, progesterone, and the usual junk like HIV. I requested at least my thyroid levels, but she said since I haven't had a thyroid issue diagnosed then she couldn't order it unless the doctor requested it. I was disappointed to say the least.

Anyway, I got my levels back today. My hcg was 583 and my progesterone was 15. I go back tomorrow morning to make sure the hcg is doubling appropriately.

I contacted the midwife I've been planning to use since m/c #1, and she gave me a supplement thing called Carry On. It tastes disgusting, but at least I feel proactive by doing something extra to keep this baby. And she says she is still fine with delivering me when the time comes. That was a huge relief b/c I didn't want to have to fight over every little thing if I ended up in the hospital for the delivery. Now I just have to convince this doctor to keep seeing me even though I don't plan to deliver with her.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Trying To Conceive
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Pregnancy and Birth › Fertility › Trying To Conceive › Bitter Sushi Ladies, April 2011