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post #61 of 103

My 2nd beta came in today.  2 days ago it was 4 (at 13dpo)---worryingly low.  Today it's 14 (15dpo).  More than tripled in 48 hrs.  Still too low, but growing nicely.  Retest Monday to ensure it's still at least doubling. 

 

I'm choosing not to worry.  For now, it's growing at a great rate and the line is getting darker.

 

I am highly impressed that I had tests picking up such low values though!  That's kind of impressive!  Last night a digital came pack positive and I couldn't have been more than 10hcg. 

post #62 of 103
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Just wanted to jump in with a huge Congrats to aHikaru! That is a solid bfp!!

 

 

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Congratulations aHikaru!  How long have you been trying?

 

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Congrats ladies!
 

 

 

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Yes, sorry aHikaru...I was too excited to remember to say congratulations!  That's a beautiful line!!! 

 

 

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Wow!  Congrats aHikaru!  That's a great looking BFP!  Congrats!

 

Thanks everyone! We've been trying 8 months (including the positive), my cycles were 35-40 days and it wasn't until this last cycle that I realized that my lp was 18-20 days, I waited until I was a little over a week late to test, which would explain the dark line. I got a dark line right away with my first. I haven't told DD yet, but at church today she did a craft in the "daycare" and when they asked her what she likes to do, she said "play with my sister"... I want a girl, so hopefully she is right :)

post #63 of 103
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RCM - the number may not be big, but I think it's the fact that it's rising steadily is awesome!  Sending sticky vibes your way.  goodvibes.gif

post #64 of 103
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Thanks everyone! We've been trying 8 months (including the positive), my cycles were 35-40 days and it wasn't until this last cycle that I realized that my lp was 18-20 days, I waited until I was a little over a week late to test, which would explain the dark line. I got a dark line right away with my first. I haven't told DD yet, but at church today she did a craft in the "daycare" and when they asked her what she likes to do, she said "play with my sister"... I want a girl, so hopefully she is right :)

 

Have you ever been checked for PCOS?  I've always had 36 day cycles...before I was temping to conceive my son I thought I was irregular!  In process for this IVF cycle (carrying a second time for some friends), they did an ultrasound and the doctor asked me a couple of questions and told me I have PCOS.  Turns out 36+ day cycles are a classic symptom!  Carrying some extra weight, really difficult to lose, acne reactions to hormone shifts--all classic.  The hidden symptoms are some difficulty ovulating and the ultrasound, she said my ovary looked like the inside of a pomagranite!  Now that you're pregnant, it wouldn't be a factor, but it might be something to look into afterwards for long term health if it sounds familiar at all.

 

Just something to think about!  :)  And if you decide to try again some day, the information could save you some time and frustration. 

post #65 of 103
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Have you ever been checked for PCOS?  

 

yes, i got an ultrasound and bloodwork done 4 months ago and everything was good :) I'm pretty sure I was anovulatory the cycle after I had my chemical pregnancy (started AF 7 days late) in February, so that's why I went to the dr in April. I ended up inducing my cycle in January with Vitamin C to ensure I didn't have a late cycle (hubby is stationed out of state, so preg was impossible at the time), and I really think that helped clear everything out . As soon as we visited hubby in August I started taking primrose 2x a day until I was sure I was going to ovulate, then I started flaxseed oil and prenatals after ovulation. I was more focused on regulating my cycle then making a baby, that happened on it's own ;) 

 

good luck to all the ladies and hopefully my experience helps.

post #66 of 103

Congrats to all those who got a BFP and babydust to all of us waiting!! We are in the 2ww wait right now, but I seem to have started with PMS symptoms on Wednesday almost a week early, which is bumming me out....I at least expected a week of being hopeful before pms set in....Our first 2 were conceived on the first try and number 3 was a surprise so this is new to me.  This was our second cycle trying.....I am trying to be hopeful and not worry about it till I actually get my period, but the cramping is kind of distracting me....I know I had cramping in my other pregnancies, but I am pretty sure it was a bit later....Oh well - babydust to all!

post #67 of 103

I think I'm out.  BFN at 14 dpo.  I usually have a 14 day LP, so I expect AF to show up sometime tomorrow.  

I wonder why I would get cramping at 10 dpo though.  It totally made me think something was up.  I usually only get that the day my period starts.  (unless I hadn't been paying close enough attention before)  Who knows.

 

I was hoping the fertility of this 2ww thread would rub off on me.  I guess it doesn't work like that. ;)

 

Good luck ladies!

post #68 of 103
I think I'm going to get the news that this will be a chemical pregnancy. I've been watching the lines get darker, but it peeked yesterday morning and has been fading. Third beta is tomorrow. I suspect if will be a very slight increase if at all.

As much as it sucks, I'm ready for the news...our betas were just so low. Miracles have happened, but they're pretty rare.

Guavagirl: I had cramping about the same time with my son, plus some brown spotting the day or two before I expected af. I fully gave up on the cycle, and grieved. Didn't see my temp fall the day I expected, and had my first ever bfp the next day! You're not out yet!
post #69 of 103

Thanks for the info, Rollercoastermama.  I did start AF this morning right on time. (with the usual cramps)  I knew it was coming last night because of the slightly pink tinged CM (not full on spotting) last night before I went to sleep.  BUT! my temp didn't drop when I took it this morning, so there's something else to keep me hanging. ;)  I don't remember what is normal for me though, as this is my first month back to charting since my son was conceived.  I did read on the tcoyf forum that some women have their temp drop the day before, day of, or day after AF starts. What about you ladies?

 

I haven't been feeling well lately (starting the week before I even ovulated) and I think whatever is causing it, is also messing with my cycle.  I ovulated a full week late, and that only happens for me when I'm sick.  I'll be bummed if I'm not pregnant, but not completely devastated, because I feel like I need to figure out what is going on with me.  My doctor has been no help, so I need to see someone else.  I've been lightheaded, tired, dizzy when I lay down or bend over, headaches, and also depressed.  We found that my iron and vit. D was on the VERY low end of normal, but still within the normal range...but my doctor just told me that I'm probably just tired because I have a toddler and that she could write me a prescription for some anti-dizziness medication. irked.gif

 

Another weird thing about this cycle is that I never got a positive OPK.  I used the dollar tree brand.  When I had my son I used the CBE brand and would get 2 nice positives each cycle.  I'm pretty sure I ovulated though because of my temp shift and I had my usual good ewcm.  What do you think?  (on 2 days it's looks like I didn't use an OPK, but it's just not showing up on my chart when I enter the info for some reason.  I need to mention that bug to the tcoyf people)

 

http://www.tcoyf.com/members/GuavaGirl/charts/3.aspx     Select cycle 2 and then 3

post #70 of 103

mirpmama:  I wouldn't get bummed out just yet.  Cramping around that time is often an implantation sign I believe.  Keep us posted!

post #71 of 103

Thanks Guava girl - I did a little research on this the other day and was beginning to wonder myself.....I dont remember it with my other this early - but I certainly did not track and chart as much then either....we shall see! It feels exactly like PMS, just a whole week early for me.....

post #72 of 103

Got beta #3 back.  It's barely up.  They expect the number to start going down by Friday.  I knew what they were going to say though.  I was holding out hope because that's what you do, but I've had a week to get used to where this was going.  Thanks for letting me brain dump and obsess with you all!  Best of luck to those still waiting!!!

post #73 of 103
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I'm so sorry rollercoastermama.  hug2.gif  It's hard no matter how much you know logically it could happen.  I wish you healing and peace. 

 

GuavaGirl - I feel dizzy and get headaches when my allergies are acting up.  It's something about a connection between congestion and inflammation and the fluid in the inner ear getting messed up to cause the dizziness.  I hope you are feeling better soon.  I'm sorry AF showed up.  hug2.gif

post #74 of 103
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Got beta #3 back.  It's barely up.  They expect the number to start going down by Friday.  I knew what they were going to say though.  I was holding out hope because that's what you do, but I've had a week to get used to where this was going.  Thanks for letting me brain dump and obsess with you all!  Best of luck to those still waiting!!!

 

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post #75 of 103

New to this thread. We just stopped avoiding conception (not officially TTC) this month. This could be pregnancy number 4.

 

I've literally felt like I was pregnant the day after potential conception (Sept. 5th.) - never felt that way so quickly with my other kiddos, but always knew at least a week before I got a bfp. I've had to slow down when exercising a bit, a tiny bit hungrier, loosening of joints. I have a somewhat bad back that I've been doing pretty good with it if I keep up with my pilates, but now it's bugging me more - going out of wack, which is something I remember happening when pregnant with my other kids. More trips to the bathroom. Have to wake up in the middle of the night every night. (not normal for me) and have insomnia often since then as well. Up for an hour or 2 in the middle of the night for no reason. (not stressing and not typical for me) I also feel like I've had some ligament pains in my abdomen already. I am so impatient to know one way or another, but I've had enough symptoms that I'm like, either I'm pregnant or something is wrong with me, LOL. I hope I don't have to wait much longer. I think I usually have a positive test within 2 days before and the day of expected period if I remember right. So, hopefully I'll know in a couple days. I've been testing, but nothing yet. Good thing there is such a thing as internet cheapies. If only I had this thing called patience... oh well. :)

post #76 of 103

Well, 2 faint positives today. Best wishes for all of you.

post #77 of 103

I'm still dragging along alternating hopeful and ready for the next try.

 

 

Going to get another FRER tonight to see if we can get more clarity.  Two more days until the next test.  I really expected the line to start fading by now.  If it's going to be chemical or blighted ovum, I just want to know, not drag it out another couple of weeks.  :( 

post #78 of 103

I use the same tests as you. They are super sensitive as you may already know. If you already come up positive on less sensitive tests, try using those so they go back to negative faster if they are going to. I'm sorry you are going through this.

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I'm still dragging along alternating hopeful and ready for the next try.

 

 

Going to get another FRER tonight to see if we can get more clarity.  Two more days until the next test.  I really expected the line to start fading by now.  If it's going to be chemical or blighted ovum, I just want to know, not drag it out another couple of weeks.  :( 

post #79 of 103

They're all pretty sensitive!  My first very faint positive was on an FRER and my HCG just a few hours later was only 4!  The digital came up positive the night before I had hcg levels of 14. 

post #80 of 103
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They're all pretty sensitive!  My first very faint positive was on an FRER and my HCG just a few hours later was only 4!  The digital came up positive the night before I had hcg levels of 14. 


Maybe this will help...http://fertilityplus.org/faq/hpt.html If this is right, there are some brands that do 40-50.

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