Somehow I missed a bunch of posts and my own responses in this thread. How odd.
Brichole - The first time we made our whopping house payment I was so excited! It seems so silly to be pleased tog vie so much money over, but the thrill of our house being ours was so good. Your energy is pretty awesome.
yoyo - :hugs:
renavoo - Yay for follicles and IUI! :fingerscrossed: that this is your cycle, no IVF needed. IVF is a huge step! Do your doctors give you percentage chances? I went from fearing IVF completely to being okay with the idea in about a week. When I got DH's SA results I thought we'd be going to IVF for sure (it's the only treatment for abnormal morphology diagnosis). So I set about figuring out how we'd make it work. I don't' like the plan (wait til March 2012!), but it's better than no plan.
gozal - I think the ability of folate to reduce the risk of neural tube defects and other abnormalities in the *very* earliest stage of fetal development are thought to outweigh the risks of anything else. That being said, at least one double-blind controlled study showed that fertility actually increased slightly with folic acid supplementation pre-conception. (Periconceptional folic acid containing multivitamin supplementation. Andrew E. Czeizel European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology 1 June 1998 (volume 78 issue 2 Pages 151-161)) It looks like other studies on the matter link back to this Hungarian study.
AFM - My progesterone was 16.9 and the nurse said "You definitely ovulated". Fertility Friend gave me dotted crosshairs that put me at 8DPO now. That means the prog test should have been four days after ovulation.
Why did my doc say "I'm 90% sure you haven't ovulated?" after looking at my CM? I got eggwhite a couple days ago too. CM isn't matching up to temps.
Does this mean I'm probably normally ovulating (aside from the scary Lutenized Unruptured Follicle possibility)? I've had three cycles at 32 days, one each at 28, 30, 31, 34, 35, 36, and 42. Sigh. If I'm ovulating, that means it's back to thinking DH's sperm are the culprit. He's getting his second SA Thursday.
I guess I have to be *patient* until the RE appointment. I was going to try clomid this cycle, but as much as I'd love twins once they're here, I do not want to risk a twin pregnancy if I don't have to. So, since there's nothing pointing directly to hormone problems, I'll wait another cycle.