TF - I floss! I have wonderful oral hygiene. I actually love going to the dentist so that they can rave about my beautiful teeth. With that said, I haven't been in quite a while. It is on my to do list. BCPs are the devil. Just remember that. Yes, I spotted the whole time. It was like my period never really stopped I felt like, and then when you stop taking them, you get another period even though the RE says you don't. They told me I would stim for 7-10 days, but it always went on the long end, the first time (When it was cancelled) was 12 days and I think on the second go round I triggered on day 10. It all depends on those follies and how fast they grow. I also did a 5 day transfer (which took place on day 6) and had the PGD testing done and any "sick" embryos were removed (there was 1 with a problem). This also told me the sex. I don't know if I said it here, but I have 5 boys and 6 girls on ice. Knowing that is both comforting and makes me a little sad. Hopefully I will have the opportunity someday to donate them and give a baby to someone who can't have one, unless I decide to have 13 children...
When you do IVF and Shelley can probably vouch for this, you are just a cog in the wheel. You go in when they tell you to go in, take meds when they tell you to take them, do shots, etc etc. Thinking for yourself, totally optional. I wish the days would go by faster for you! I put a star on my last pill and every day it was like a step closer.
Shelley - You aren't even bloated yet! Just you wait my dear. hahahah. I looked about 6 months pregnant until I was at about 12 weeks. I had terrible heartburn one night. I actually drove to walgreens for tums at 10:45 at night. Maybe you should switch up your prenatal. I think the chewables are giving me heartburn now. I try to drink milk at night, too. One of my friends who did IVF said that after she had the baby was when she was the thinnest she has been in years. Hang in there and keep us posted!
Bebe - A NP! Brilliant. Thank you so much, you made me feel a lot better. My numbers were and have always been totally normal. I read that HCG can cause the TSH to drop, so it is normal for it to be on the low side during the 1st trimester, and that the HCG normalizes around week 12, so my second blood test was week 13, so I am hoping because I am having twins, and the HCG is higher than most people that my TSH just hasn't had a chance to go back up to where it should be. I am going to ask for another blood test and see if there is an increase.
Indie - I think you would be an amazing therapist, you seem so level headed and wise. I think it is good that you know your limits as well, someday you will be an amazing IF counselor!
SKJ - so glad you had a good day with DD, we are here for you no matter what you decide.
Jpack - where are you in your cycle?
AFM - much less worried about the TSH numbers, will be going to the endo on Dec 11. I'm about to be unemployed when my notice period finishes, but I'm a recruiter. I used to work for Google back in the day which was amazing (they had heated toilet seats)!! Then I went and ran the recruitment function at an international Bank or the past 5 years. Friday will be 16 weeks and I'm feeling good, sleeping a lot and eating a lot ;)