Thanks for all the love, guys! It means a lot to me. My beta from yesterday (13dpo) was 44, which the office was very happy with! Now I do two more quantitative betas and then u/s. I think I will really start to breathe again if the first doubling time comes back looking good. I am definitely feeling pg - I gag if I go near my beloved morning coffee or evening cup of tea, have an aversion to sweets of all things, and can fall asleep at any given moment if I am anywhere near a couch. Yay!!!
LuluRoo, I always thought, too, that AF reflects the thickness of the lining. But I have learned that it's not so, due to the monitoring I've had. My last AF, I knew for a fact that I had a nice, thick, triple-stripe lining from u/s. But my period was the same light one I've had since my first pregnancy. From what I understand it's mostly hormones that control the heaviness or lightness of our periods. Apparently that's why young teenagers often get heavy periods, because their hormones are still regulating - I did, ugh. They were the worst. Certain blood conditions (like anemia) can affect bleeding amount too, I think. However, it seems to me like a heavy period would at least have to indicate that you had a substantial lining, or else what would that be, coming out? It's more the other way around, that if you have a light period, it does not mean that you had a poor lining.
Tantylynn, Yay for well-timed bd!
Brichole, boo for AF but here's to a brand-new cycle!
Renavoo, hoping this femara/iui cycle totally rocks for you!!