Oh, so exciting, TT! I was clapping my hands in excitement again! Still praying and sending you positive thoughts! It is so weird how some of the early signs of pregnancy mimic the early signs of AF.
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New Year, More Bajingo Juice! TTC#1 in our 30s - January 2012 - Page 4post #61 of 2091/15/12 at 12:41pmThread Starterpost #62 of 2091/16/12 at 5:43amThread Starterpost #63 of 2091/16/12 at 12:31pmpost #64 of 2091/16/12 at 1:50pmpost #65 of 2091/16/12 at 1:53pmpost #66 of 2091/16/12 at 2:53pmpost #67 of 2091/16/12 at 3:15pmThread Starterpost #68 of 2091/17/12 at 8:56am
Still thinking of you, TT. *hugs*
Lilac, I hope you were able to accomplish a lot yesterday. We cleaned out our garage which held a surprising amount of junk, considering we've just been in this house a year. Anyway it was therapeutic and I felt very pleased going to my car this morning.
Little update on me: AF is here in all of her glory. My doctor's nurse called me yesterday to schedule the HSG. It's set for next Monday at 8:45 am, and I think I'm going to just take the whole day off work. They are giving me a prescription for antibiotic and pain, so I'm bracing myself for the worst.
The good news is that DH's Semen Analysis came back NORMAL!! Hallelujah! I guess we can cross that off the list, ha. So hopefully the HSG will give us a starting point for diagnosing/assisting our TTC journey. This is stupid, but I'm actually nervous that the HSG will show everything to be normal with me, too. Because, well then what? If all tests come back normal, why are we not conceiving? So I have to work through some of these questions and hopefully reach a kind of peace within myself.
Love to everyone here...post #69 of 2091/17/12 at 9:33am
I just wanted to check in. TT, I hope you're doing okay. Thinking about you.
I had a progesterone test on Sunday, and it was a bit low so the doc put me on suppositories for this week until the pregnancy test on Sunday. I'm a bit headachey and moody as a result, but doing okay and keeping my hopes up for Sunday's test. :)
Pitch, this might be something to keep an eye on for you. Everything else seems to be working inside me too, but maybe low progesterone has kept me from a successful pregnancy so far... and maybe it could explain your situation as well.
FX for everyone.post #70 of 2091/17/12 at 2:11pm
Just checking in after a few days away....oh, TT I'm so sorry. I wish there was something I could say. You're in my thoughts and we're all here for you. Please keep us posted on how you're doing when you're up to it .
Pitch - I totally hear what you're saying with the frustration of things not working for those of us 'trying' so hard. It's so tough feeling so out of control of your own body! SO glad to hear about the SA results, though. Wahoo! I think it's a good idea to take the day off work, which is something I know us teachers often find hard to do! It will be so nice having that day to yourself to relax (as much as possible) and process what all is going on. Crossing my fingers for some helpful information to come from it!
Dandy - My fingers are crossed for you! Bummer that the progesterone is making you feel gross, but all worth it in the end - right?
AFM - I started on the Vitex this cycle and I've noticed quite a difference in my cm, much more creamy and stretchy (to the point of thinking it's actually ewcm) in these early days (I'm CD8) Has anyone else who's taken Vitex noticed that? I also had a quick question for charting, if you haven't had 3-4 hours sleep before you wake up to temp, or if your sleep is really disrupted...do you mark down the temp, not temp at all, or discard it? Thanks!post #71 of 2091/17/12 at 2:43pm
TT Prayers are with you!! ... I just also wanted to let you know that I have bled in the beggining of everyone of my pregnancy's ... its scary!! I have RH negative factor in my blood... so I have to get a immunglobulin shot 2 times during my pregnancies because my blood fights the baby!
AFM I am still waiting on SA results ... should find out tomorrow !! and I am definatly Ovulating So hopefully we got it this time!post #72 of 2091/17/12 at 4:02pmThread Starter
TT, thinking about you.
Saw my dentist and told him I was taking thyroid meds today. He asked me to stick out my tongue, then looked at my fingers, and my eyebrows. He said to my hygienist, "See her scalloped tongue, thin eyebrows at the far edges, and thin breaking nails - all of those are classic symptoms of a thyroid diagnosis." I kind of feel better about that somehow, although sad someone hadn't caught on to it earlier for me. I find we really have to push sometimes to get the best care we need.
Pitch, I hope your HSG goes well.
Someone asked about temping - I take it even if my sleep hasn't been perfect for 3 or 4 hours before. Mine doesn't seem to change much, even if I get up, walk to the bathroom and back. May just be because of my hypothyroid. Take it, if it seems suspect, discard it, if not, leave it in the chart to see the trends.post #73 of 2091/17/12 at 7:41pm
Dandy, that's interesting about the progesterone. I will definitely ask my doc about this! I usually have pretty high temps post-O, after a slow rise, so I wonder if that makes a difference?
Doula, I would still take my temp but make a note about the disrupted sleep. It may still be valid depending on the overall temps. I'm really interested in the Vitex. Did you get a prescription? It sounds promising!
Shell, good luck on the SA results! The nurse we spoke to told us my DH's results we're normal, but I'd like to see the specific breakdown. I'm going to ask about that during our next appt in February.
Lilac, how strange your dentist noticed all of those telltale signs but never mentioned it to you until now! That really does seem unsettling, like--hey, what else aren't you telling me?!
Just saw another ultrasound photo on Facebook. Seriously like 15 friends are pregnant on there and it's so in your face! I do think when we get pregnant, I will be much more aware and sensitive to others who may be struggling. You just never know what people are dealing with in private.post #74 of 2091/18/12 at 2:55amThread Starter
Thank you, pitch for having the good sense not to post everything about your life to facebook. I feel the same way about my friends. My DH and I will not be posting such photos to the internet - baby bumps when they are obvious, probably, but no POAS or ultrasounds. It just weirds me out.
As for my dentist, I can see why it wasn't discussed before. It isn't like I was going to him for a diagnosis for my thyroid issue but it just confirmed my suspicions even when my Dr. didn't think it was necessarily important initially.post #75 of 2091/18/12 at 6:17am
Hi, all! Lilac, I think I'm ready to be moved over to graduates... we heard the babies heartbeat last night. I was crying and laughing at the same time. As of now, due date is 9/2. So for my blurb, I guess you can write at 31 and 4 months of trying (although it felt like 500 years because of the m/c in August!). And even though my HCG last time was pretty dang high (28,105 at just 5 weeks, 3 days) she rooted around in there for a while, and there is definitely only one strong little bugger in there.post #76 of 2091/18/12 at 2:57pm
I finally got the SA results today from the doctor! so she said everything looks normal just that his swimmers are a little on the slow side... but she does not think that , that is a issue ... I ask how to get them to speed up lol and she said she really doesnt want me to think about that being a issue and thinks that all is well for us to make a baby... she doesnt want to move forward with any actions till march when I have my Sono ... If I am not PG by then hopefully we can start some sort of clomid or HSG test.. .. I am still focused on the "slow Swimmers" I am going to call the lab tomorrow and have them fax me the results or better yet I will just go pick them up so I can see all the numbers.... I also stopped my Ovulation cramping... so maybe we got a sticky baby?? I am officially on my 2 ww UGH and its going to be a hard one... nothing to keep my mind occupied!
Lilac I work for as a Dental Hygentist and I swear i will be looking at peoples eyebrows and nails from now on lol... I always notice the tongue!
Pitch I didnt get a specific breakdown over the phone... But I am going to get them from the lab myself so I can come home and obsess about the numbers over the internet search lol
I am hopeless and this next 2ww is just going to be hard!
Congrats ericaf That is sooooo Exciting!!!post #77 of 2091/18/12 at 5:46pmThread Starterpost #78 of 2091/18/12 at 6:50pmpost #79 of 2091/18/12 at 7:30pm
Shell, I have a sneaking suspicion I may be going the iui route as well. Something just tells me it will work for us...? It's not very expensive and seems like its painless. I've done lots of reading online and it sounds positive, especially if the swimmers are slow. Let me know what you decide. :)post #80 of 2091/18/12 at 8:23pmQuote:Originally Posted by pitchounette
Shell, I have a sneaking suspicion I may be going the iui route as well. Something just tells me it will work for us...? It's not very expensive and seems like its painless. I've done lots of reading online and it sounds positive, especially if the swimmers are slow. Let me know what you decide. :)
Its Definatley something me and DH are talking about... I think we are waiting on this cycle ... But I really want to get a jumpstart and go and see the RE and get on the ball CD1 if this cycle doesnt pan out the way I want it too.
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