nemplsgirl! Good luck with the scheduling! Waiting to O can be a crazy time. Have you been charting leading up to this?
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Queer Conceptions - October 2012 - Page 3post #41 of 39410/2/12 at 4:31pmpost #42 of 39410/2/12 at 4:44pmThread Starterpost #43 of 39410/2/12 at 4:56pm
Just wanted to say thanks for everyone's support!
outdoorsy. . good luck with your insem tomorrow morning!
And to all the folks already in their 2WW. . Easttowest, scorpio, pokey, erintn. . hope it goes quickly and ends well!
mrsandmrs.. hope everything goes well with your DW's surgery! If she can't do the shot, can you do it yourself in a pinch?
nempls. . hope all the scheduling works out. . that always adds another layer of stress to things that is no fun. .post #44 of 39410/2/12 at 6:12pm
Outdoorsy & Sandiego Thanks so much! I can't wait. i'm so anxious!!!
Cordelia, Thanks nd Congrats!!!!! All these BFP's, i love it!!
Nempls, Good luck with you're IUI. I'll tell you that timing is rather tricky, but I'm sure you two will get it all squared away.
AFM, Well went in for CD13 follie scan. I had a 16mm on the right and several smaller ones on both sides. Supposed to trigger tomorrow, but i'm thinking of holding off, i O on mye own with no prob. Mye reasoning, the RE said 16 wasnt bad, but if i just give mye body some more time nd go with mye reg. O date this wknd it might help that 16mm get just a little bit bigger. I know we just need one...but i want a big one! What do you think ladies. Trigger and insem or wait nd insem with mye own O??post #45 of 39410/2/12 at 6:18pm
fmorris-our RE (and the one before the current one) both would have us trigger when a follicle got to 18 or bigger (and they grow 2mm a day)--it sounds like they are assuming that the 16mm follicle will get to 18 by tomorrow and they you can trigger for an insem 36 hours later (presumably). We've never done iui w/o having a trigger shot so I can't speak to that, but we have had three bfps (one living child, one m/c and one current pregnancy) using a trigger shot and then having an insem 36ish hours later (the last bfp was 39 hours post trigger).post #46 of 39410/2/12 at 6:20pm
Hi everyone, thanks for the welcome!
Pokey, to be honest, I haven't been charting yet, other than practicing opks for awhile. My ob and I decided to be a little more "casual" to start with, as I just don't want to get too obsessed off the bat, if that makes sense. So our plan right now is to try 3 insemination rounds with just using the smiley opks starting day 12 until I get a +, with the insem 24 hours following the +opk. If 3 IUI rounds are not successful, we will think of looking at more details.
easttowest, that sounds great!
Cordelia, thanks! Are you on the bbc board too? I stalk there a bit and think I have seen your name.
Good luck, fmorris!post #47 of 39410/2/12 at 8:04pmpost #48 of 39410/2/12 at 8:25pm
Opps I forgot to give my own update..
Please move me to waiting to 0 east2west (great shiny new thread by the way)
So yep as you can tell no BFP for me this past cycle. I went 14 dpo with the last minute assistance of progesterone suppositories. I consulted with my Obgyn doc on Friday who is convinced that something is funky with my ovulation process right now. I have got ok progesterone levels in the past when tested. This most recent cycle level was 3.9. So I guess I didn't O this past month. Here's the funny thing: My BBT chart has typically been biphasic- either with a spike or a slow rise after what I thought was ovulation. He thinks that charting isn't a dependable science. I agree somewhat. I know that my past RE typically didn't think of my charting either. My naturapath however has sworn by it. I keep charting no matter what- gives me some element of control.
Anyway my doc thinks that it's strange that I rarely have a consistent pattern of luteal phase days. Maybe now I'm realizing that O timing was off in the past. So I've started on Clomid and I plan to do a timed insemination with trigger and IUI. This is all new to me, so I'm a little nervous although excited bc I've been ttc for what feels like an eternity and I'm ready for something different to give me renewed hope.post #49 of 39410/2/12 at 10:47pmThread Starterpost #50 of 39410/3/12 at 7:54am
CORDELIA! YAY! CONGRATS but I understand being nervous- we are all sending good thoughts your way!
To others: I was using OPKs, cervix checking (which was something new and what brought the confusion, as I thought this sign said GO and it did not, yet), BBT, and fertile mucus. We have a new plan this month because now we know what my cervix looks like when it is ready to go- which is a huge sign.
Thanks for the advice :)
east2west, can you move me to Waiting To O?
Thanks! this is indeed a learning process and there are so many factors. We definitely have learned a lot this month! :)
We are talking to 2 people in our lives this week about potentially being our known donors. Keep your fingers crossed for good conversations and the right outcome.
scorpiopost #51 of 39410/3/12 at 9:22ampost #52 of 39410/3/12 at 1:47pmpost #53 of 39410/3/12 at 5:02pm
mrsandmrs - the shots are going OK, though night 2 (last night) seemed to be a little more painful that the first, go figure. Thanks for the info, we do have the pen in the fridge...though tonight is going to be tricky, we need to finish off a cartridge & then re-load to complete the dose..so tonight it's going to be 3 shots. Wish us luck! We did get my wife's blood results back and her FSH & Estradiol levels look great! Good luck to you, hope your shots are going well!
Good luck to everyone on the board toopost #54 of 39410/3/12 at 9:09pm
nemplsgirl. i hope your stay is short and sweet.
to the TWW-ers
invitn - sorry to hear you're back with us for another month, but I'm glad you found something you can do to give you some more control and reassurance in this process. i hope this cycle of clomid is your secret to a happy, healthy 9 months.
SanDiego - yes, some days it definitely hurts, some days I can't even feel it. if there is a cause, we haven't found it. I hope your three injection day went well!
AFM - today is CD7. we have done 5 injections. my wife was able to give me the shot last night despite her post-surgery fog - and thank goodness because I could not have done it myself. tomorrow starts our daily ultrasound/bloodwork every day until O. I thought that the first five injections would take forever, and here we are, done with them. I guess dealing with this surgery in the middle of it made the time fly. The rest of this 'waiting to O' is probably going to be done in an instant. It's a busy time of year for my family and spending a lot of time driving to the doctor is going to only exacerbate that. I hope the TWW goes by just as quickly.post #55 of 39410/4/12 at 5:34am
Hi, I'm new here. Saw this page online as I was searching for answers during a rude awakening this morning. Trying to conceive baby #1. Been charting since July, thought I had my cycle nailed down until it went all crazy last month. Our first IUI attempt was supposed to be yesterday morning, but I called it off at the last minute because I got a negative OPK. Then, yesterday afternoon I got a positive, so I called the midwife and she scheduled me for IUI this morning. Well, I woke up sweating, my good cervical fluid is gone, and I had a negative OPK. Maybe I'm just nervous, but I think I missed my window. Also, TSBC sent the tank last Thurs to arrive at my midwife's office this past Monday, so I think today is my last day to try before the nitrogen runs out. If my midwife confirms that I missed my ovulation this month, is it worth it to try to ship the tank back to TSBC, or should I just try anyway as a "dry run" and learn some lessons for next month? Ugh...post #56 of 39410/4/12 at 8:09amHi everyone -- for some strange reason, the comment editor isn't letting me do any formatting -- paragraph breaks, bold, nothing. So this will be a little mashed up!-------------------------Welcome, nemplsgirl and sphinxy. ---------------------------Invitn - I'm sorry you had to opt for Clomid, but it was probably time. You've been trying a while. I eventually had to make that decision also. The variable luteal phase is definitely considered a negative sign re normal ovulation. Maybe a little boost from the clomid is all you need! I hope it works, and soon! ------------------------------------sphinxy -- It doesn't sound like the sperm will be good long enough to be shipped back, depending on how far you are from the bank. You don't have a lot of great options. I might just give the insem a try if I were you -- it's not uncommon for signs to conflict. Plus, you ovulate after the surge, not during it, so you could still be OK. The best thing to do is work on making things better for next time. You should opk test at the same time every day, ideally like 12-2 p.m., and if you have trouble with opks varying, I would test twice a day (morning for the other one) during the time when you might get a positive. The other thing is, it would be better if you could work with a provider who can keep the specimen frizen indefinitely. That takes a LOT of the stress out of the timing. If you find midwife's office that has a special interest in fertility, they may have that ability (mine did, before I moved to an endocrinologist). -------------------------------fmorris - congrats on the insem and my best for your 2ww! -------------------------------------------AFM - insemmed yesterday. This was my first one that actually took place in the RE's office, since last month, we did it at the midwife's in order to use our last vial that was stored there. So, at the RE, unlike the midwife, they were able to give me the sperm concentration, more than 94 million! And motility was good. So... I can be moved to WAITING TO KNOW.post #57 of 39410/4/12 at 8:30amThanks, outdoorsy. We are going through with the insem today. Lots of learning this time. I think part of the problem is going to the mid wife's office, too. Next month if I have to try again I think I'll just have it shipped to me at home and see if we can use a traveling midwife, recommended by someone we trust, who does IUI at home on call. That way I won't have to wait so long after my first positive OPK. But, crossing my fingers for this time - you never know!post #58 of 39410/4/12 at 8:45ampost #59 of 39410/4/12 at 9:36am
sphinxy! I hope your stay is short and sweet. I agree with outdoorsy. I would go ahead especially if it's too late to send it back. The swimmers are too expensive to waste. I think it's common for the good cervical fluid to go away right around when you ovulate and for your OPK to be negative the day after a positive. You said you woke up sweating, are you temping? Plus when the midwife goes to do the IUI she will be able to tell you how high and open your cervix is and what the CM looks like on it. She should be able to tell if you have ovulated or not. And if you have very recently, it's not too late. You still have several hours after you O to fertilize the egg. Good luck!
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