wishin'- I don't know if it was the progesterone, but I did not sleep very well during the 2nd week of my last TWW either. It's stinky. Who wants to be stressed and tired? I hope DW gets some rest soon.
nice to meet you all, and thanks for referring me here pokeyAC. Our info - 2 recent unsuccessful iui's with frozen sperm, both on clomid and the last round additionally with a trigger & progesterone. (iui was 24 hours post trigger) My wife is now CD3 and we head back to the doctor today for an u/s, and will start the process all over again. I will say this is quite the emotional rollercoaster and wish everyone good luck!
Hi SanDiego! It's nice to see you here. Sometimes I feel like I'm being pushy inviting people to join, but I know this thread can be hard to find because it's under Parenting and not Trying to Conceive. I'm glad you are joining in. This is definitely an emotional rollercoaster! I hope the u/s goes well and you are good to go for the next try!
hey, look at all these new people! may your stays be short and sweet.
tuna queen - do you have a time frame when you're going to think about ttc again? sometimes just being able to check days (or weeks, whatever) can make it more tolerable. i'm sorry for all you two have been through.
did anyone see that article about TTC causing PTSD?
AFM - maybe today AF starts? maybe? maybe? fingers crossed. i'm ready to get started again especially with my better-timed IUI. !
outdoorsy, thanks for the info! i was just so curious,but we'll definately see how things work out soon enough hopefully!
lisedea, ty ty! im more than happy to be here with you all!
sandiego, welcome! well, i can tell you that we're in just about the same boat. Our last IUI was in feb with no success. I was taking 50 mg of clomid, but no trigger shot. I was wanting to do that this next time we go back in Sept. It is an emotional rollercoaster, but i can only imagine how wonderful the reward is. How exciting would it be to see that BFP!? Keep you're head up and stay positive, you've got a lot of ladies behind you :)
Darth: I'm recently coming back here as well after several month hiatus. I too was feeling too miserable to write on the forum. No one could have warned me about the incredible ongoing level of suffering that TTC for 2 years has brought my wife and now. So I feel your pain. It's good to hear that your friends at work are so supportive and sensitive. I know it means so much for me when I feel that someone understands me even if they are pregnant. I experienced it with my sister and best friend. Something that has helped me feel less miserable is reading "write it down make it happen." it's kinda of like The Secret...Nothing makes this journey more tolerable then having faith and hope reignited. Just a thought.
Cordelia: I love the fact that your DH wrote you a card from your future baby. That's touching.
Easttowest/Cordelia: It's so great to see a conversation about fresh shipped sperm. My wife and I have been using fresh shipped sperm now for about 6mths. We love our donor and the whole shipping process isn't too grueling. We have found that both FEDex and UPS are both pretty dependable. For inspiration: I would love to hear whether you guys or anyone else knows folks who have gotten BFP from fresh shipped sperm.
Wishin/Lise/Sotohana: my fingers are crossed for you ladies. My thoughts are with you as you all enter the last few days of the tww. lots of baby dust.
SanDiego: welcome, welcome!!!
Wishin: progesterone has caused me lots of annoying symptoms...sleep disturbances included.
AFM: CD4. "Waiting to O" (I forgot to inform you after I o'd last cycle sorry). Nothing much to report here. Still feeling somewhat numb about my possible chemical pregnancy from last month. I started crying a wee bit last night only after watching my favorite character from Boardwalk Empire die...and instantly started thinking about the chem preg. It was weird. My wife hasn't said much about it...she seems kinda of distant. Don't know what to make of that. Maybe I will be excited when this work week is over. Sorry for the woe is me tone..I will probably be in a different place soon.
Hi everyone and welcome new folks--
I have nothing to report, but just wanted to say hi.
we are trying round #2 of at-home insems tonight and tomorrow.
(erin, i had a positive opk this morning too-- we really are cycle buddies!)
wishin/lise/sotohana: thinking of you as you finish the brutal TWW...
tandy. . good luck with round #2 .. powerful thoughts of egg meets sperm your way
wishin/lise/sotohana. hoping for a good round of BFPs. . could use some good news to inspire us all and of course for you all yourselves most importantly. .
erinTN. . sorry about the early O, I guess even at the long side it would def be over before Monday but that's great news about your OB helping you out. .
invitin. . I don't know if I knew you were shipping fresh. . I know two people who got pregnant, one from another board and one of my friend's friends who got in on the first try. .everyone else is extended to the point of hearsay but I have heard of other folks too. . and re the card from DH. we really believe in talking to our future kid, I wrote a whole story about getting our first one and how he came to us after we had a long conversation about our strengths and challenges, somehow I really believe that our kids choose us in a way even if this makes no rational sense with a lot of my world view. So feeling like she/he is not ready to come yet helps me a little, though obviously I still get depressed with BFN's. .I think you are right about faith in whatever form it takes for you carrying us through this. .
sandiego . . welcome. . welcome. .
pokey. you are great at bringing folks over to this board, do you troll for them over on the hetero side?
anyone else I missed, good luck!
AFM. . going back to my infertility acupuncturist on Wed. I am so excited. I swear she is a miracle worker and can't wait to get needles even though they scare me and get her weird concocted herbal "teas".. so gross but so worth it!
Hey tandy - good luck! Looks like we'll be in the TWW together again this time around.
Sperm was shipped off this morning, and hopefully it will arrive safe and sound tomorrow by noon. I'm feeling extra positive, although I know I should be concerned that dw won't ovulate early enough, but if past months are any indication, she'll ovulate Sunday, Monday, or Tuesday. And that should be fine (Tuesday is pushing it, but it's possible). I'm predicting Monday, and two days ahead with fresh sperm is almost ideal.
I know it's silly, but I like the fact that her cycle is pretty much in tune with the lunar cycle - tonight is a full moon, and the day she should get her period is the new moon. It's also Rosh Hashana (Jewish new year) on the day we'll find out if she's pregnant, which I'm going to take as a positive sign, since what a great way to start a new year. The Torah portion we read is the birth of Isaac, the story of Sarah - which just happens to be my wife's name - getting pregnant after she thought she could not. I don't believe in God or signs or anything, but it's just a positive thought to hold onto for these few weeks. (We'll ignore the fact that the story is also about casting another mother and child out into the desert.)
Good luck to everyone, and onward to September.
Btw, I'm kind of wondering if this symptom I'm having is something that any of y'all have experienced. My stomach is feeling really tight. I'm a bit bloated, but more than that it's just this really tight feeling at the top of my stomach. I've also been really hungry and have had to pee a TON. My temp has also been rising consistently since I insemmed last Friday. Okay...that's more than one symptom. Ha ha!