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The other advantage to taking the low-dose prednisone is that it can help with asthma (which is good since it is winter).

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cbaa - hug2.gif I, too, hope this is a false negative, but I know you know your body better than we do. Are you still going to do the beta to confirm before you stop the progesterone? BFNs suck suck suck suck. Sometimes I wish I were rich enough to throw dishes at the wall and have the maid clean up afterwards. Because I think it would make me feel better. At least maybe you can have some therapeutic chocolate, or other comfort food of choice?

 

AFM, renavoo nailed it... booooooooring. 7 or 8 DPO, not feeling any different than any other day of my life. Had a fun time visiting Alcatraz last night, and happy that SIL is now past 35 weeks, so practically full term for twins.

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Mamabird, such wonderful news, congratulations!!! Hope your betas are fabulous!

 

cbaa, I know I already wrote to you on the other thread, but I wanted to say again, I'm so sorry and I'm thinking of you.

 

Brichole...I am on pins and needles!

 

AFM, I went for an u/s yesterday and wow - lots of follicles. I had six altogether, three on each ovary, with three mature. On natural cycles I've sometimes had as many as three with one lead but wow, that was a lot to see! I triggered last night at 9pm. and haven't felt anything yet, though I can't imagine my 26mm follice is going to wait around 36 hours?! On Sat. I am supposed to start progesterone and probably that night I'll start testing to see when the trigger leaves my system.

 

Question for those who've done Clomid: my lining yesterday (12 hours before trigger) was 7mm...should I be worried? It's usually around 10mm right before o.

 

Oh G-d please let this work. This is the last thing we can do that insurance will cover.

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Gozal- that sounds like an amazing response! Just as reference the biggest follicle i had was 20mm, my lining was only 6mm, so hat you have sounds great! I have high hopes for you lady! You doing relations or IUI?

Beta confirmed negative result... I need to call my nurse to ask some questions.
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cbaa - hug2.gif Sorry that you had to be right about this one. Hope your doctor has some answers/ideas for you.

 

gozal - Don't know anything about the lining, but I hope that this is your cycle. And yeah, sounds like the 26 mm has got to be bursting any minute!

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Cbaa, hug2.gifI'm so sorry. I hope you get some answers.

 

Gozal, my lining on clomid was always below 5 so your lining of 7mm is awesome in my eyes. I'm hoping so hard that this is your cycle!

 

Monkey, YAH for your SIL! i know you were worried about her so this is great for you too. Is she going to wait for natural birth or is she expecting to be induced?

 

 

 

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renavoo - Natural is the hope. She'll be induced if she hits 38 weeks and hasn't gone into labor on her own. Yesterday (35+2) she was 2 cm dilated and 50% effaced, so it looks like her body is heading that direction. Apparently she's getting her membranes swept next week if nothing is going on by then.

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monkey, renavoo, brichole - I'm on day 8 right now, just finished the Femara and will start cycle monitoring on Friday. They pushed me a day forward this cycle so instead of starting on day 9 I start on day 10. My results from my day 3 ultrasound showed 10 follicles on one side and 4 on the other and the largest was 10mm. I'd have to call back for my blood because I didn't write them down. Thanks for thinking of me. My laptop died and I'm having some issues with the company fixing it (I paid for the extra coverage which should mean I get a loaner, but their version of loaner is to buy a new laptop and they'll refund my money if it's in perfect condition when returned) so I haven't been getting online much.

 

monkey - I feel the exact same way with others with PCOS. If they did it, it must mean my turn is coming soon.
It definitely is unfair that we have to wait 2 weeks to find out. It's so hard to wait! I agree with you, I just want to know one way or the other. I am definitely not looking forward to another 2ww.

 

cbaa - I'm so sorry. hug2.gif This whole process is so unfair. I know how much you wanted this. I am thinking of you.

 

gozal - thinking good things for you. This sounds promising!

 

I've been avoiding facebook and pregnant ladies like the plague. I just can't do it right now. Well except for those of you here, I want all of you to be pregnant! I'm also having a hard time trusting my body. I feel very out of sync with it because I feel like it is failing me. I treat it well and do everything "right" (without stressing myself out about it because that's not good either), but I'm still the fat one who can't make babies. Nothing about this is fair. I know we all know that, but really, it's not. I am so angry right now and it has been hard to let that mind set go. I'm just so angry. I have been trying meditation and have been continuing with my yoga, as well as going on many walks, to try to get over those angry feelings and connect with myself, but it always just comes back. How do you deal with these things? I don't think I'm doing a very good job.

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Gozal- That sounds extremely promising. I think my biggest was 17 or 18 mm.

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Mamabird, such wonderful news, congratulations!!! Hope your betas are fabulous!

 

cbaa, I know I already wrote to you on the other thread, but I wanted to say again, I'm so sorry and I'm thinking of you.

 

Brichole...I am on pins and needles!

 

AFM, I went for an u/s yesterday and wow - lots of follicles. I had six altogether, three on each ovary, with three mature. On natural cycles I've sometimes had as many as three with one lead but wow, that was a lot to see! I triggered last night at 9pm. and haven't felt anything yet, though I can't imagine my 26mm follice is going to wait around 36 hours?! On Sat. I am supposed to start progesterone and probably that night I'll start testing to see when the trigger leaves my system.

 

Question for those who've done Clomid: my lining yesterday (12 hours before trigger) was 7mm...should I be worried? It's usually around 10mm right before o.

 

Oh G-d please let this work. This is the last thing we can do that insurance will cover.



 

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Shesaidboom, i think you're normal in your response. Definitely stay away from facebook...even now, I don't like facebook except to quickly look to see if i need to wish someone a happy birthday. It's just such a bad medium when you're stressed...everyone always posts about the good things in life and it really makes everyone's lives feel peachy keen and in your face. I actually considered deleting my account but decided that I wanted to be able to say happy birthday when needed. Also, some of my friends are really far away so facebook helps us keep connected. But I definitely limit it, even now. When I used to get angry or upset, I just really took some time, shut down and breathed. Really, that's all you can do. There is no justification as to why we had to suffer with infertility and have to deal with BFNs over and over again. I also just thought, it will happen some day. That hope kept me going for 2 years although I felt especially hopeless after my first BFN with IVF. This pain is so individual but I wanted to be sure that you knew we were all with you and thinking about you and hoping that you get your BFP soon!!! By the way we can all stand to lose some weight (as can the large majority of people) so I hope that you realize that you're beautiful the way you are. You're taking care of your body by exercising...really, I think you're ahead of the curve!

 

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Hi All!!!  I have been MIA for my 2 off days and I really enjoyed having those two days off...though i felt like tuesday i was ran ragged by the end of the night. 

 

I've started my typical spotting...so AF will be here by this weekend full force!! I don't think i'm shocked really because my temps never really got that high, so now on to the next cycle...if AF will finally show up full force!!! I do see this as a positive outlook though.  If I O when I normally do and not early like i did this past month then I will be most fertle around DD#1's birthday which was also my DD#1's due date...soooooo maybe that day will be good for us!!! We will see.  I know that i'm going to be jumping my husband as much as possible since this is the last month we get to try until after my surgery date!!! BLAH!  ANYWAYS, I hope that everyone is doing good!!!
 

Renavoo:  I agree with staying away from Facebook too!!! It causes a lot of drama.  I don't post anything negative only because i have an ex-mother in law who stalks me on facebook...so i keep drama down by not saying anything at all.  I also didn't post right away when i found out i was expecting last year.  I sent a text to anyone i really wanted to know and just let everyone else just figure it out!!! (I did start showing really early with my second!!!) 

 

Shesaidboom:  I'm happy that things are already in motion!! I hate that you are having problems with your laptop.  That is crap....do they not think if you had the money to pay for a new lap top that you would just replace the messed up on and not worry about even getting the extra coverage on it?  BLAH computer companies kill me!!!

 

Monkey:  How many DPO are you now?  I hope that you guys get your BFP, it would be nice to not have to put your body thru the BCP...which your body probably doesn't react to them like mine does...I just really don't want you to have to worry about!!! I hope that I didn't get my BFP so that you could get yours!!!!

 

I have the girls birthday parties this weekend and my DD#1 is getting a netbook for her birthday...so I should be able to FINALLY update from home from now on...when she's not on the computer that is lol.  We are trying to save up to get a better computer or a laptop for the house but with christmas going on right around the corner we are more worried about what to get the girls than what to get ourselves!! I need to get to doing my reports for work so i will talk to you ladies later!!!

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SIL is on her way to the hospital... she lost her mucus plug this morning, and may be leaking amniotic fluid. So this may be the day my nephews come! She's 35+4, so this isn't a bad time. Plus, if they come today, I can actually see them on Saturday night or Sunday, when I get back home. We leave again Monday morning for two weeks, so if they aren't there by then, I will probably not get to see them when they are brand new.

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shesaidboom - I agree with renavoo - what you're experiencing is totally normal. Sucky, but normal. I think we all have our days of serenity, and our days when every little thing seems to be a reminder that we are "broken." I think it sounds like everything you're doing to try to combat that feeling is good. But I think sometimes, we just have to let ourselves feel what we feel, and accept it. Not necessarily embrace it, per se - I don't think deciding that being angry or sad is just who you are and will never change is good. But taking some time to cry, and to just talk to someone about the fact that this hurts, that it upsets you - those are good things. For me, I find it helpful to talk things out with dh sometimes, but I have to remind him that this is a "listening" problem, not a "fixing" problem. I don't really need him to try to figure out what the next step is, or why (cosmically speaking) we haven't been blessed with a baby yet, or anything else. Just listen and acknowledge that this is difficult, that it is frustrating. I don't know if that would help you, but maybe. Alternately, you can write all your angry/sad/upset feelings down on a piece of paper, and then burn them. However, if you do this, it is best to have some sort of fireplace, or to do it over the sink. If you use a candle, you will suddenly find yourself holding a burning piece of paper in your hand that is about to set you on fire and is already starting to set your nice lacy doily under the candle on fire. (Don't ask me how I know this. winky.gif) And of course, you can always vent to us. hug.gif Hope you get good results at your ultrasound today!

 

brichole - Glad you had a nice time off! It must be kind of rough having both girls with December birthdays!

 

AFM, another booooring 9-11 DPO. (Well, minus the SIL news.) I'm leaning more toward 9, actually, from the looks of my chart. It's definitely 9 or 10, not 11, but I'm throwing it out there because it was one of the options FF gave me. I will probably POAS Saturday morning, but I don't have high hopes. Still zero on the symptom-meter. I'm actually kind of expecting my temp to drop tomorrow. In fact, the only reason I really think it was up today was because I slept really poorly last night. But we will see what happens. I'm feeling re-conflicted about the BCPs. Yes, I want to lose weight, but my body is finally cycling on its own, and I don't want that to stop. Plus, I actually ovulated around 35, ten days earlier than either of my previous Os this year. It's probably wishful thinking, but I'm hoping my cycle might get down to some more reasonable length, and actually be... cycle-y. Y'know, like recurring at a somewhat regular interval? Anyway, we will see!

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Just heard from my brother. SIL is going home, as contractions aren't regular enough yet. Glad they didn't decide to just induce her since she was there, but a little bummed for no babies today. But it's good for them to keep cooking a little longer!

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Monkey, awwww it would have been great news if you got to play with your SIL's twins. I know that means you won't get to see them for a couple of weeks (unless she gives birth by Sunday!) but I'm sure that they are looking forward to meeting their aunt!

 

Day 10 today! When are you going to test? Did your temp stay up? In terms of BCPs, I really don't like bcps anymore just because it screwed up my schedule royally. I didn't really get back on track until more than 1 year after stopping BCPs. I think that they are good for a temporary time but if you're cycling regularly, maybe you may want to rethink going on them for just a little while?

 

Brichole, yah to a netbook at home. haha i'm sure you will have to PRY your DD off the computer. I still think about how I had no idea about computers when i was young. Now, 5 year olds are more proficient at computers than I will ever be! I hope getting your af doesn't interfere with the party too much!

 

Ok, I'll be back to catch up with everyone some more later. Until then, have a happy Friday and I hope everyone gets a great start to the weekend!

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monkey - I second Rena about the BCP. It screwed up my cycle royally before, and took a long time to get it back. Sorry the baby didn't arrive in time for you to see it.

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Whoops, I just realized I forgot to do this yesterday - new thread is up!

 

http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1337882/december-2011-infertility-one-thread/0_100#post_16771941

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