Bummer Soto, but good news that your cycle is staying "normal". Hopefully you'll find a plan that works well for you two...I think it's the Maia Midwifery book that folks rave about for tracking cycles/ovulation.
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Queer Conceptions--September 2012 - Page 3post #41 of 3179/5/12 at 11:11ampost #42 of 3179/5/12 at 11:25am
Soto: Sorry AF arrived... But I do think the regularity of your cycle is reassuring, especially now that you are potentially moving into ICIs at home. We just did our second round of ICIs at home. It is obviously still expensive (because sperm is so freaking expensive!), but since we don't have insurance coverage for IUIs (at least not yet), it is the cheaper route. And I like doing it at home.
Wishin: Hoping you got excellent results today!
AFM: 4DPO. No symptoms. Not as stressed as last time (ie. haven't been reading the twoweekwait.com), and it is because I started teaching again today so have been distracted, which is a blessing.post #43 of 3179/5/12 at 1:36pm
Tandy--2WW distractions are always a good thing!
AFM--Beta HCG #1 was 156 (wooo-hoooooo!!! I think our first beta was 139 with our DS) and the second beta will be Friday morning. Soooo, if it doubles we'll move to graduates. We are gun shy over here tho' b/c we've both had early m/c...but are optimist b/c this feels very different to DW who miscarried about a year ago.
ETA--just checked, the first one with DS (day 14) was 50, day 16 was 136! Wow. Wow. Wow.post #44 of 3179/5/12 at 2:31pmpost #45 of 3179/5/12 at 2:36pmThread StarterI am sorry for not being the most social threadkeeper so far...I will try to do better! I have just been so busy and so tired when not at work.
With that said, the past few days I have had stomach aches (almost sore muscle like) and pretty awful bloating. I got a little worried today about OHSS (no clue the possibilities of me having it...but thought I would check!) and the NP at the health center on the island had no clue what was wrong or even what OHSS is.... She suggested I take a preg test...just to see...and convinced me to (I REALLY didn't want to...it has been just so depressing seeing negatives month after month). Anyway, BFP! I am in total shock...I'm hopeful but not letting myself get too excited because of my past and how long it has taken me to get this far. My first beta is scheduled for tomorrow and will find out results by Friday (it always takes an extra day here).
I have decided to post a picture because I never have before...and maybe it will be good luck for a healthy egg(s)!post #46 of 3179/5/12 at 3:17pmpost #47 of 3179/5/12 at 3:18pm
LISEDEA, wooooohooooo! So excited and happy for your BFP! I know what you mean not wanting to take that test, but this time...DESIRED RESULT! Stick you liddle bean stick!!!!!!!! Good luck tomorrow and the next 9!
AFM, still waiting on AF to show up so we can jump into this next cycle. I think i felt myself ovulate today for the first time. I hadnt been trying to really feel it, but chart and what not, but i'm pretty sure that was it this morning! So glad, bc that helps meeh with the timing even more! AF should be here around the 19th mye goodness! Its not coming fast enough! One day at a time is soo over-rated when your waiting for something like a kid waiting for Christmas!post #48 of 3179/5/12 at 3:35pmpost #49 of 3179/5/12 at 4:22pmThread Starterpost #50 of 3179/5/12 at 6:18pmpost #51 of 3179/5/12 at 7:11pmpost #52 of 3179/5/12 at 7:16pmpost #53 of 3179/5/12 at 7:18pmpost #54 of 3179/5/12 at 9:12pmpost #55 of 3179/5/12 at 9:30pmpost #56 of 3179/5/12 at 10:02pm
I'm hoping to join you all this month. first time posting here: so here's an intro:
my dw and I used wtbk frozen donor sperm back in 2009 (after charting and readying my body for over a year). We did two IUIs at home about 12 hours apart and got pregnant on the first try. Fertile Myrtle they called me around these parts. (actually my partner cried tears of fear as we were expecting it would take 6 months to a year to get pregnant and she wasn't quite expecting that - neither was I - those tears quickly turned to tears of happiness). I was 35 years old at the time. I gave birth, at home, to a beautiful son and today he is 26.5 months. So now we are readying for baby number 2. I have a few questions that I'm hoping some experienced peeps have answers for.
Prior to my first pregnancy, my cycle was 30 days, with a 5 day cycle and I ovulated around the 17th or 18th day every month without much fluctuation. Today however, after charting (half-assed, I will admit) my cycle for the past eight months, I am all over the place. my first period after giving birth was when my son was 17months old. I had a 40 day cycle. then it went to 30, 29, 37, 26, 31, 33. I know that my charting hasn't been great, but I know that these numbers are pretty accurate too. maybe off by 1 or 2 days, but not by 4, 5, or 6 days. So I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced this and what they did (naturally) to get their cycle evened out. or do I just deal with it this way (i know many women don't have a regular cycle and get pregnant all the time) and work through it?? I did take False Unicorn Root the first time around, but my cycle was regular before that too.
Secondly, I have a new found worry that exists that didn't before. I am 38 now (likely 39 when birthing number 2 if lucky enough) and plan to see a midwife and birth at home like I did the first time around. I didn't get any ultra sounds and I don't want to do that this time around.... but I have this worry that I never had with number 1. I trusted the divine, my body, and the baby's soul. I don't know if it is my weaker, older body (I have a weak core caused by diastisis recti as a result of my first pregnancy which has lead to an extremely weak back and a current sugar addiction). or if it's just par for the course in having number two? any one else experience this??
I am currently digging out my old notes on what I did to cleanse and support my body for pregnancy. I am working with a chiropractor and naturopath to help me with my back and a holistic nutritionist to help me with a mineral deficiency and the sugar addiction. I am hoping to start ttc in 3 to 6 months... but would love some support and insight from any of you awesome folks.
many thanks in advance.
best!!post #57 of 3179/5/12 at 10:09pmpost #58 of 3179/6/12 at 6:53am
Hi Queermama. Are you still nursing your son? As you probably know that can affect your cycle. How long is your LP? Is it pretty consistent? Also, are you getting uninterrupted sleep? That can affect your temping of course. I got AF back at 13 months even though my DD was still nursing strong! She weaned around 25 months. My cycles were back to "normal" about 4 months after AF came back even with the nursing. The only thing I did was to take extra B6 and I was doing weekly acupuncture as well.
And I was 38 when I got pregnant with my DD - turned 39 about a month before she was born. I had a wonderful, uncomplicated pregnancy and homebirth!
BFP - big fat positive (preg test)
BFN - big fat negative
DP - dear/darling partner
AF - aunt flo/period
DD - dear/darling daughter
DS - dear/darling son
CD - cloth diapering
BF - breast fed
AP - attachment parenting
LP - luteal phase
TTC - trying to concievepost #59 of 3179/6/12 at 6:56am
YAY wishin' and Lisadea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sticky beans all around!!!
Quick question to anyone and everyone: we are going to focus on DP for now. So my question is: since the doctor is now
inseminating for us (only open 8-5 M-F), if she had a positive OPK last night @ 8pm, should she go in today @ 5pm (I
think too early) OR tomorrow morning @ 8am????? We have to decide today ugh!!
That puts us at around 24-26 hours post positive OPK and 37-39 hours post. We only have one vial and one shot left to
get this right at our own OB...
Help...and thanks!post #60 of 3179/6/12 at 8:37am
Erin - If it were me, I would go for the 5pm.With an OPK, she could ovulate 24-36 hours after a positive. If you were using a trigger and hadn't gotten a positive, I would say go for 36 hours. Did she take more than 1 OPK yesterday? What time was the earlier test? If there was a big gap in time, her surge could have been detected earlier than 8pm so you might want to take those hours into consideration. Other votes?
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