OUTDOORSY!!!!!!!!!! omg i am soooooo happy for you! when you were describing the cramping i just *knew* it meant a BFP for you! you deserve this, woman. sending you super sticky vibes for this little bean, and i can't wait to see you over on the other side. yay, this makes my whole day :)
ETA: don't freak out if you continue to have cramps for a bit. i had such bad cramps that they woke me up in the middle of the night and nearly brought me to tears. it was just the little sprout making himself at home.
Jenny, I'm sorry- I feel like the early testing thing is my fault. Cananny might chime in on this herself, but I'll remind you that she had a BFN at 12 dpo, and was still pregnant with triplets. Everyone's bodies are totally different, and there's no reason to lose hope now. Keepin' the faith for you here...
a question for those reporting that they did have menstrual-like cramps even though they were pregnant - any of you have a little spotting, too? AF is due to arrive tomorrow, i'm all out of tests and refusing to buy more until my online order of the cheap ones arrives later this week. this morning i woke up with some light cramps and just a little spotting. feeling a little down about my chance this month...
sphinxy: Crossing my fingers for you!
e2w: Thanks! I am STARVING. The last two days, I'm eating anything that isn't nailed down. I get like this before my period, but it's usually closer to AF. I really don't have any symptoms otherwise. Still peeing, but I think even that is improving somewhat. Who knows! I refuse to try to guess anymore. :-)
sphyinxy - I have also had cramping for a while. I did not have any spotting, but I have heard it is normal to have spotting and a BFP. I normally have spotting before AF begins anyway, so that was not a sign for me. I hope you get some good news in a day or two. You never know.
Jenny - Definitely hang in there. Like outdoorsy said, I didn't have any real symptoms before my BFP. It is still early. Fingers crossed for you!
invitn - I love your kitty picture. I'm so sorry you are having more setbacks, but glad that you are finding things that you can fix. I know your baby is out there somewhere waiting for the right time to join you and your wife. It is really difficult to keep trying month after month when you keep getting the same results. I was feeling pretty crappy a few months ago when 6 people graduated and I got another BFN. Everyone here made me feel truly supported. I've been part of a thread about having a saner TTC experience, and someone said something there that really stuck with me. She said she was afraid she had too much hope and not enough faith. I had to think about that for a while. Each time I had hope that it would work, but I didn't always have faith that it would work. Even when my wife kept telling me she had no doubt it would happen someday, I couldn't always believe. So I wish you faith and continued strength.
outdoorsy - Oh My God!!!!!!!! What wonderful news to get first thing in the morning. I am so happy for you! Sending sticky vibes your way. I didn't have any big symptoms either so it just goes to show, you never know.
Hello everyone! I am brand new here and think I am in the right place. It looks like congratulations are in order for many of you and sincere wishes of luck to everyone else!
Does anyone have any getting started resources as far as navigating insurance? I live in Illinois where infertility is covered after a year of trying and I am wondering, since we're interested in starting in the next year if I should start building some kind of "proof" of trying (even if we're not because we're two women!) like even asking my doctor about stuff? I am worried about a red flag if I talk to my insurance, but I really want to get more information. I really want to figure out if I should just "say" I've been having unprotected sex with a man for the last year, if I should be honest, if I should be honest with my health care provider and ask their advice? But I'm really worried about something coming up in my chart somewhere that would raise a flag later.
I know there is a lot of information on here, but it's really difficult to weed through. I'm aware of the different options medically to trying to get pregnant, but I really want to figure out some of the other stuff.
hallerm! I hope your stay is short and sweet! I think there are some folks from Illinois on here somewhere. You may want to start your own thread about it to catch their attention. I would hope there is an exemption for us queers. I did not have to prove anything. I just got a referral from my regular doctor, but California does not have any mandated coverage.