Hi, I'm new to the forum. I've been lurking for a few weeks.
Sphinxy - those sound like REALLY good signs! Some studies have shown that frozen sperm can live up to 72 hours (not many but hey, it only takes one right!) and fresh can live for up to 5 days. I can't remember, how early were you? I was sure that I had inseminated way too early on the cycle that I conceived my son -- I also had spotting/cramps at 8DPO and didn't get my first positive HPT until 13DPO. It happens!
Congratulations to MrsandMrs! It must feel great to see that high beta.
SanDiego - Hang in there - it isn't over til its over, right? Congratulations on the potential BFP! I am keeping my fingers crossed that it sticks! 13 might be the exact cut-off for your pregnancy tests so it would make sense that you'd get your first positive at 13 both cycles. If it doesn't stick, is your DW charting her temp? I read a great book called The Fertile Garden that offers really detailed guidance for interpreting charts so that you can identify all kinds of issues. I know there are also blood tests and whatnot for that sort of thing but I guess charting helps me to feel a little less powerless -- like at least there is something that I can do that offers some glimpse into what is going on in there.
darcy & scorpioma - Sorry to hear you're out for this round. It is inspiring to see you looking forward and keeping positive about January.
esenbee2 - good luck!
AFM - My DW and I are TTC #2 and have tried twice (at-home IUI) with two BFNs. I'm on CD8 and looking forward to trying again in early January. I had always thought we'd have 2 kids fairly close in age but here were are with an almost-five-yr-old. When the economy tanked, our small business started to fail and I went back to college to pursue a nursing degree (RN). I will graduate in May so we are finally ready to start TTC #2. When I was pregnant with our son, we purchased some additional sperm from the same anonymous WTBK donor. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that we'll get pregnant soon because I would REALLY love to have both kids using the same donor.
What is your name? Lindsey
What are the names/pronouns of your partner and children (if you have any)? dw: Erin/she ds: Colby/he 4.5yrs old
What method are you using to get pregnant this next cycle? home IUI
What do you and/or your partner do for work? I am finishing up nursing school, partner is an editor
What state/province do you live? VT
What is the most exciting part about this TTC time for you? Finally working on #2!
What is the most difficult part? costs and the limited supply of sperm from the same donor used to conceive our son