salut, gals! i'm waaay behind on personals, but it's late on this side of the pond, so forgive me for being brief.
rs -- i'm so sorry about everything you've had to go through. i hope you're back to baseline at the next beta and back in the ttc game this cycle. *MEGAHUGS*
mrs² -- meh (to the negative beta). how are you doing? i hope you're not taking too long of a break. we'd miss you round these parts (and i'd miss being able to sneak in that ²). sending you lots of warmth.
invitn -- yay, so glad to see that you've jumped back on the rollercoaster! how are things looking with the new potential donor? are you going to be able to inseminate this cycle?
pokey -- i was sorry to read that this cycle didn't work out for you. in my experience, clomid can really throw everything out of whack and give you a lot of weird symptoms. i can't remember...did you use a trigger with it? are you going to use the clomid again this time around? if you are, be really vigilant about your lining. i think the progesterone will help a lot with your LP. anyway, f/x for this next cycle!
gelly -- how you holding up there, gal? i can't believe they make you wait so frakking long to give you the beta results...i'd go insane. do you have any feelings about whether it worked this time? any more symptoms showing up? i've got my fingers practically twisted into knots because they're crossed so tightly for you.
soto -- boooo to that red witch . it seems like you and your DP have made peace with it, though and are moving forward with a lot of positivity. i hope this next cycle is the one. why have you decided to switch if it doesn't work out in three more cycles? would your DP try again later? as for the caffeine thing...i'm living in coffee paradise and before ttc, i couldn't imagine life without my morning café crème (or my beloved cafe con leche when i was living in spain). somehow, though, DP and i were both able to slowly transition to decaf, and now i'm off the joe completely. (although, that has more to do with the heartburn inducing meds that i have to take...esp. the hcg trigger). i'm sure you'll find a way. imagining that little bundle of love in your arms is a pretty strong motivator. good luck coming off it. sending you and your DP lots of
fishydarksidequeen -- can i just tell you how much i love your name? i am a humongous star wars fan, and tuna's pretty damn good, too. that is so cool about your new place and the lesbomamas in your building. i'm envious about all those little gaybies playing together. where are you at now with the next cycle? are you going to start trying sometime soon or are you going to stick with your DP for the time being?
carmen -- woot! welcome back to the land of stress, obsessing and hormonal messes! are you going to be doing a medicated cycle this time around? when do you think O day will be?
cananny -- congrats on AF showing up! DP kept asking me about you every day, saying, "she *still* hasn't gotten her period??" and now you two are pretty much on the same cycle. she's on CD3, and like you, she's doing a mixed cycle of clomid and injectables, so i guess you're kind of cycle buddies. let's hope this is the right combination for both of you.
and to the many new gals and bienvenue!
afm... my parents are in town, and we've been spending a lot of time with them. it's both weird and refreshing to see paris from their perspective. in some ways they are *very* american, and sometimes when we're out in public, i cringe a bit at how loudly they speak and at how many cheese-smile photos we have to take in front of places like notre dame. it's sweet to see them really trying to use french in restaurants and shops, though, and they are great about trying different foods... well, except for when my dad accidentally ordered veal sweetbreads the other night. DP keeps saying that i should tell them that we are ttc, but i just can't. the last time i mentioned my desire to have kids, my father said that he doesn't think gay people should have children. DP says that maybe he's changed his mind after seven years, but i honestly don't think i could take any negativity from him right now after everything we've been through. i'm sure they're wondering why i'm not drinking wine with them, though. part of me was secretly hoping my dad would get nosy and open the closet where DP stashed all of our ttc goodies. i'd have loved to see his face when he stumbled onto the bag of plastic speculums, the huge box of syringes and catheters (merci encore, desert!), our tube of pre-seed, the french porn mags (for the KD), our post insem "toy" and the huge stack of ovulation and pregnancy tests . alas, that theater of the absurd piece did not get staged.
anyway, i'm at 7dpo and having a lot of cramping on and off since yesterday. have any of you had that with the progesterone?
to everyone out there reading this, and sorry if i missed you in the personals this time around. it's for me.