outdoorsy -- ugh...i'm so very sorry to hear about the chest cold, the bad day at work and most of all about the evil red auntie rearing her ugly head . it was a terrible tuesday for me, too, so it must be something in the air . i know you're disappointed, but personally i'm hoping this means that i'll have the honor of adding you the graduates right at the end of my tenure as threadkeeper. take good care of yourself and get a lot of rest. hugs and healing vibes coming your and your DP's way.
amt -- thanks for the good wishes! i know you aren't going to be jumping back on the ttc rollercoaster for another month, but i'm still happy that you're around and cheering the rest of us on. i hope your DP is still doing well. i don't think i've ever told you how gorgeous i think your family is....you all just exude happiness. this will probably sound strange, but i have a feeling that the next member of your family is going to be a little girl. regardless of the sex, i hope another little one is in your near future!
anna -- how's the TWW(T) treating you and DP? what dpo are you at now?
mrsandmrs -- if anything will make a sane person crazy, it's the TWW(T). i'm not particularly rational or logical, but i do tend to be pretty calm and laid-back. those facets of my personality seem to have gone into hiding ever since we started this process, and fertility meds (clomid and estrace) seem to amplify all the unwieldy emotions. how did you respond to the clomid (both physically and emotionally)? i've heard others say that their breasts got bigger after an hcg trigger, but it could also be a sign of pregnancy.... ah, the rollercoaster! hang in there and keep us updated. only 5 more days until you test, right? fingers crossed
cananny - i just saw your post over in Jan QC. blah and boo to AF . i am so sorry. i know you thought this was it (and from the sperm count and your symptoms, it certainly seemed like it was going to be your month), and i know you're probably feeling pretty low right now, but please don't lose hope. just a few months ago you weren't even ttc because you thought pregnancy was out of the realm of possibilities for you. now you've got an RE who believes it can work out and you're responding to the stimulation. you've really come a long way since you joined this forum! believe me, i know how hard it is to have to break out the tampons/pads/mooncup yet again at the end of a hope-filled TWW. i can't help but feeling that your baby is there waiting for you, though.... s/he is a bit blurry at the moment, but sure to come into focus and become a reality sometime down the road. i hope it's sooner rather than later.
rs -- sorry, gal. the sensitivity to odors definitely sounded promising, so i'm sure it's even more disappointing that AF showed up before you even got to test. please let us know what happens with the RE on thursday, and in the meantime, i'll be thinking about you and sending you good vibes. *hugs*
allison -- tomorrow's the big day, right? is it you or your DP who is trying at the moment (sorry, i can't remember ) good luck with everything, and let me know when you want to be moved!
afm... well, i'm on cd8 right now, and i *finally* got my follistim! as usual, though, there was a small catch. my doctor forgot to prescribe the follistim pen that is absolutely necessary for the injections. this means that i have make another appointment with doctress jeckyll-hyde. meh. luckily, the pharmacist is this lovely lovely person who has gone out of his way to help me, and he went ahead and ordered the pen for me and told me to bring him the prescription whenever i get it. so.... if all goes well, i will be injecting my first dose tomorrow evening. this wasn't part of my original treatment, but i've been reading a lot about hybrid cycles (clomid/femera + injectables), and i think this will give me a better chance of having mature follies on both ovaries than clomid alone. surprisingly, i have had absolutely no "cloments" this month. i started estrace yesterday, though, so all bets are off for the rest of the week. friday is the follie scan.... i really hope there's a decent-sized one on my right ovary and that i have thick enough lining . DP got a visit from AF this morning, so it looks like we might be going to belgium twice in the next two weeks. anyone have any suggestions on sicknesses to fake so that i can get a medical excuse?
as for the question about who we've told... at first there were only a couple of close friends who knew that we were ttc, but in the last few months, we've started telling more of our friends. i think we both needed to vent about all the BS we've experienced, and i also believe that the more positive vibes we have coming in, the better. in my family only my little sister and my aunt know (my father once told me that he doesn't think gay people should be parents, and my mother said she didn't want me to have kids when i came out to her.) when i got home tonight, if found out that DP had finally told her parents everything. they are both in their mid-70's and extremely traditional, but they had a very positive reaction. DP's dad even made some comment about how the laws in France will change as soon as the socialists get into power. AND DP's mom insisted that we tell them if we need any financial help for the IUIs or possible IVFs. i started crying when DP told me that...
anyway...it's bedtime here in froggyland, and it's also officially February!