granite -- WELCOME, BIENVENUE and thanks for delurking :) . tell us about yourself!
fishymcdarkside -- 65million is *excellent*. with my last insem, the count was around 30mill, and you know how that worked out . congrats on the new baby-ready pad! i hope that room has its own occupant (even if name only) in a little more than 9 months.
mrspp -- thanks, chica! i'm so happy to see you back among us tww'ing, symptom obsessing queer gals. how have you been and what's the plan for next month?
invitn -- i'm sorry to hear that you're taking a break, but, at the same time, i'm glad they've figured out what's been causing the vertigo. i hope your recover quickly, and that you are back in the waiting to O column ASAP.
gelly -- i hope it's not a long break, and i also hope that once you come back, your stay in this room is extremely short. take care, chica.
outdoorsy -- i'm not sure what to tell you about the clomid. i took it for several cycles, and it totally thinned out my lining and made me an emotional wreck. i saw the risks, but it seemed like it was more of a problem in long term/high dosage use. i used injectables this cycle and they apparently carry a much higher risk.... i was willing to take my chances, though. whatever you decide to do, we're here for you with crossed fingers and tons of good wishes.
angela -- yay for getting back on the crazy train! any sign of AF? thanks again for you very sweet remarks, btw.
sassy -- congrats on finding a new donor, and here's hoping that that golden police gut is dead on this time around. are you doing the shipped fresh sperm and an at-home insem again? keep us updated. you know i'm rooting for you two!
lise -- ow, sorry about the painful iui.... that happened to me the first time around, so i can sympathize. did you do an u/s beforehand this time, too? i didn't do the pineapple this month, but i did have some red wine....mostly because my father kept insisting that i join him and my stepmother in having a glass, and i didn't want to tell them why i was suddenly abstaining. here's hoping that your LO is firmly implanted by the time you go to telluride!
pokey -- congrats on the insems! it sounds like you have a really good shot this month with all those big juicy follicles. you asked about false positives on OPKs, and i wanted to mention that you can get them if you test too soon after stopping the clomid. i don't know what days you were on it, though.. in any case, you and my DP are now cycle buddies! what kind of progesterone are you taking, oral or vaginal? f/x for you this month!
carmen -- woohoo for peaks and inseminations! i really, really hope that this month is when you get your sticky bean.
krista -- great to see you again. how are you?
hopeful -- i'm happy to hear that you're seeing an RE and getting good help. my DP and i both had an HSG back in january. i'm awfully glad i did, because it turns out one of my tubes is blocked (or at least it seemed to be). in fact, the dye wasn't going through either tube in the beginning. i can't help but wonder if the procedure opened up one of my tubes, and i know if both had shown up as blocked, we wouldn't have wasted our money on IUIs. it is *not* a fun procedure at all, but like other people, i've heard it increases you fertility for a while afterwards. let us know what you decide to do. *hugs*
mrs² -- congrats on surviving the HSG and moving on to injectables. like others on here, i had a *lot* fewer symptoms on follistim than i had on clomid... i think the main thing i noticed was some weird but mild headaches every evening. as you can probably imagine, i've become a big fan of the follistim. i know all that monitoring sounds annoying, but to be honest, i wish we had had that option. DP and i both got 1 or 2 ultrasounds a month (no bloodwork at all), it was a bit scary to have to wait until day 9 to find out how we were responding. in any case, a couple of months of happy and healthy sunbasking sounds like the perfect recipe for a june bfp.
amandawant -- WELCOME! tell us more about you and your DP. i think a lot of us have experience with at-home inseminations, so feel free to ask any and every question you have. it's daunting at first, but you'll be a pro giving out advice to newcomers before you know it.
cananny -- again, CONGRATS on those beautiful follies! i guess it's a good thing you've got so much experience with twins . good luck tomorrow with the insemination. i'm hoping our names will be right next to each other on the front page under april grads :D . speaking of which, do you mind holding off for a bit longer on moving me? if all is well, i'll definitely have you do it before your tenure as threadkeeper is up.
afm...we made what we hope was our final trip to belgium yesterday. DP had been on clomid and injectables this month, and given our ages and our desire for more than one LO, there was no question of not going. as much as we love that sweet little town and the staff of the fertility center, spending two entire days a month traveling there and back has gotten old. hopefully, we won't be returning until we take our future children to see where they were created.... i'm doing well. i've had two good (but slightly scary) betas, and i'll probably lurk here until the first u/s. i hope that's okay with everyone. i never thought that there could be something more torturous than the tww, but i was wrong.
tons of and to all you fabulous gals.