Woohoo! Junebug, congrats on your BFP!!
RS, Sad panda. :( I hope you can get some sunshine and start to feel better soon! Depression sucks ass. I also feel the same way about pouring everything into TTC. We ended up making a rather hasty decision and bought a condo, an expensive venture in this part of North America, just to have SOME kind of movement. We're hoping the move will help. But I feel for you, I really really really do. You worded it perfectly.
Cananny, I hope AF comes soon. Sucks to not get your BFP OR AF. Augh!
Hopeful: DW has had similar periods post BFNs where I was all excited she was actually pregnant. Turns out the stress of TTC just causes more of mind f*** than it already does. I wouldn't worry about it, you can always POAS and make sure you actually aren't pregnant. But DWs periods have been whacked in the past (less whacked lately, since we're kinda in the groove).
Carmen: Auugh! It sounds like your body can't make up it's mind! Much like the weather (I walked 8 blocks to the bank and needed sunglasses, my umbrella, a toque and mittens... all at different time. Seriously?!). Oh, and I saw cherry blossoms!! Definitely something to smile about. Vegas will be a nice reprieve from the cold. :D
Soto: Welcome!! Good luck with your TTC!
Pokey: I hope this is it for you!! Glad all signs point to north!! :D
Nos: hope everything is working out for you... I'm twitching to see what your DP's POAS result is!! Probably not as much as you though. :) Your counting of "real" vs "fake" insems totally make sense. I counted ours up, with perfect timing we have 7/9 (we insemed too early our first two rounds). Why we don't have a tiny zygote yet is unknown to me.
Invit: Well that's exciting that you get to be aunty! I know it's not as great as Mommy, but getting to hold a newborn tiny human is definitely food for the soul. DW's BFF had a baby a month ago, and it was lovely to hold him and love him. Do you live close to your sister? Will you get to lavish your love on this tiny human? I hope you get your BFP soon and you your kids can all grow up super close. :D
Angela: An early AF is the WORST. DW got her AF two days early last month and it just felt like a wallop. We went from still hoping to "oh......... clearly not" in the span of 2 minutes. I hope you recover from it quickly! :) Also, bummer about your donor! Back to the Zellers Catalogue!!
Esen: Gardening is so good for the soul! There's something so rewarding about growing things when everything else just doesn't seem to want to grow. They're so predictable, and that feeling of finally seeing the tiny green shoots is pure joy. :) Your garden description makes me so envious! We have to give up our garden as we're moving to a condo (currently renting a house, shared with three roommates). :D
Krista: my deepest hope for your IVF adventure! We have so many babies conceived by IVF in our NICU (usually just slightly prem, nothing exciting) and their parents are always my favourite, so easy going and wonderful and love their baby(ies) so so so so so much. I wish you and DP the very very very best!!!!
Mrs^2: Yay for acupuncture!! DW goes to acupuncture, and she's even suggested bringing in our KD to do his donation right in the clinic. HAHAHAHAHA. Uhhh, no. That would be too weird for me. And DW also thinks it's weird. :D
Wishin: if you plan for something that involves a lot of walking, you should be fine. ;)
AFU: sorry for my 5(!) day disappearance, I've been exhausted thanks to work and homework and packing. DW is now DPO 15 with no AF in sight. She's POAS every day and it's been BFN. Confirmed ovulation on CD 14, we're on CD 29 now. Usually her AF shows up around CD28-30. If we have nothing by tomorrow, we'll try to get a blood test done over the weekend.
She's also sick again with her biliary colic, which causes intense pain. I'm theorizing that it's related to pregnancyishness, because this happened in December too when we were ABSOLUTELY CONVINCED she was pregnant. Very frustrating. We'll give KD one last round in April, which is just as we're moving (but haven't yet moved 45 minutes away), and then we'll probably take a break for a month and recoup our finances (which have all just gone into our new place) and then hit the clinic. I'm running on the assumption we'll jump straight into clomid + IUI, since we'll have done just under a year of at home insems. I will be very sad to give up our KD, but I'm sadder to NOT HAVE A BABY.
On the flip side, a friend who has struggled with infertility for YEARS (3.5 years), got her little boy yesterday!! He's adopted and comes from within their biological family (long story). She had to travel within Canada to get him, but he's here and she's on her way back home with him!! So exciting, he's lovely and she's over the moon! Our laws here say that the birth mom has 30 days to change her mind, after that it's final. She and I work together and she got the news at work that he was on his way out and she literally HOPPED ABOUT for the rest of our shift (which was another 5 hours) which was adorable. So, the story has a happy ending. So excited to meet him! This is one baby where I'm not grumpy about at ALL, because we were in this miserable TTC mess together for almost a year and ONE OF US had to get a baby before the year was up or it was going to be REALLY depressing.
Anyways, FX for the rest of you!