Angela- Welcome Back!!! Good luck with your upcoming insem. Is your profile pic. of your DD? She is so cute!! Thank you for sharing your experience regarding your friends fertility struggles. You are right about gaining compassion through this experience. Also, I agree with Carmen about temping. It helps me to feel like I have more control over the situation but if it made you crazy and you feel like you can trust your body then don't do it. You've gotta do what works for you.
Pokey- Thank you or the kind words about my friend. Where are you at right now in your cycle? When do you expect to O?
Welcome to QC- Amanda! Tell us more about your family. Will this be your first LO? I hope you get some good first timers luck!!
Outdoorsy- Thank you so much for what you said about both my friends and my fertility not going they way either of us want. It really helped me to take a look at it from another point of view. A third day of temp. rises is awesome. That may just confirm O for you! I sure hope thats what it means.I wouldn't worry too much about the small drops in temp. you have had. Does it make you crazy that your thermometer shows the hundreths? Mine only shows the tenths, which I am sure is plenty for me. For some reason that 4th number makes my brain hurt.
Invitn- Thank you for sharing that photo and blog with me. I really loved what she had to say in it. She is so right, just because my friend is pregnant it doesn't mean anything to my fertility. She didn't take my chance or steal the last baby on he shelf or win the baby lottery. Thank you for helping me realize these things. I am glad you are able to be distracted through your TWW. My fingers are crossed for you. Also, could you move me to the TWW?
Rs- I remember you saying about your RE only doing 6 IUIs awhile ago and they way you've explained it makes a lot of sense. I wonder though if it is adding a lot of extra stress and pressure to what sounds like an already stressful situation? I'm sure that if there is stress it doesn't make TTC any easier. I hope it doesn't add too much for you and that you won't have to worry about what to do if #6 doesn't work because you'll be pregnant by then.
Carmen- We did our insem this morning! Thanks for asking. I agree that acupuncture can help with stress and keeping things in balance. I went again last night and felt the most relaxed that I have felt in a really long time. It was wonderful. I am sorry that your back is giving you problems. I hope you are feeling better today.
Nos- Hey there cycle buddy! Your trip to Belgium sounds wonderful and delicious! I am so glad that you and your DP enjoy the heck out of it when you go. Belgium just sounds so lovely. I wish the US was as evolved as they sound. My fingers are crossed for you this cycle.
Allison- Yay for super cute babies to care for! Remind me, where are you guys at in your cycle right now?
B- I understand exactly what you mean about over anaylizing every thing and being too hopeful your first time. But being postive is good. After all, you bring about what you think about right?!?! Have fun on your cruise! I hope it is nice and relaxing for you. Good luck this cylce!
AFM- We are in the wait again. We did our insem this morning and it seemed to go well. I am now just hoping that the next two weeks goes by smoothly and that I can keep my calm demeanor and not get all obsessive. Also, I wanted to again say Thank you to all of you for your helpful words about my friends pregnancy. I feel like, even though I am still processing, I am doing much better with it. We had another talk about it this morning and I told her that while I support her and love her and want to be there for her, I may have hard days and not be able to hear too much about her pregnancy. She was really understanding (as she always is.) I am so lucky to have such amazing people in my life and am so thankful for all of you for helping me process all of this. So again, THANK YOU!
Who is next to end their TWW? My veggies are itching to dance!
( P.S. Desert- If you are still around, or anyone who has been able to look at the sperm under the microscope, what magnification did you use? I work at a doctors office so I took a small bit on a slide to work and put it under the microscope with all sorts of different levels but I didn't know what I was looking for so I couldn't really see anything. Any help would be appreciated!)
Edited by Hopeful22 - 3/2/12 at 11:05am