definitely NOT going to let DSp buy loads of expensive tests! If anything, I will go to a different Dollar Tree and get a different brand of that. It looks as if the brand I found at Dollar Tree this time around is different than the normal ones.
Queer Conceptions: January 2013 - Page 8
Just popping in while I have a minute at work. Mum's out of the hospital, but still being monitored. Still temping and trying to get back to a better healthier eating regiment. Making good from the inside out :) Esenbee, goood luck and hopes to a BFP! Nd good luck to all in the TWW nd inseminating!
Esenbee: I hope tonight's test is more than an evap line!! Exciting!!
Scorpioma: Thats awesome that this month might actually work out!! It looks like I might be able to join the tww with you this time!
AFU, I got an email from the RE this morning letting me know that though the results are not in for the re-test of my AMH, we should go ahead and do a natural/unmedicated cycle this month. Its surprising because we had talked at length about clomid, but I guess she thinks we can go ahead and try without it since the other tests looked okay. So the mid-cycle u/s is scheduled for 1/19 and hopefully we can trigger soon after that. If my AMH really is low (and I have diminished ovarian reserve) I guess its best to just go for it every month since its not like I'm growing any more eggs.
Yay, esenbee!!! FX and toes too!
That's great that you can start this month, twomommyfamily!
I'm glad your mom's out of the hospital, fmorris... And cheers to healthier eating, too! I'm challenging myself to make mine and DP's lunches every work day for the month, in an effort to eat better (and cheaper!).
AFM: Still no O. I just called the fertility clinic, but my RE is out of town at the moment. As I'm fairly certain they'll suggest I take progesterone to restart my cycle, and I have some sitting here, I am considering going rogue and taking it so that I can move on from this weird stalled state! It doesn't help that one of my best friends from high school had her baby yesterday, and when she first found out she was pregnant we'd talked about having babies close to the same time... And while I realize that we will in the long run, it's still hard to think about. You all know what I mean, I'm sure... Le sigh. Anyway, I'm doing my best to be good and wait for the clinic to get back to me with official instructions.
TWWers, I need some good news to pull me out of this funk!
ESENBEE! CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR BFP!
So happy for you and DSp! Wow! How do you feel? Time to make a Dr.'s appointment!
This is the good news you wanted, eh, granite?!
Thanks for all the well-wishes, folks- what a good group we are! I am trying to just let things unfold as they may!
Twomommyfamily, excited to maybe be in the 2ww with you! 1/19 is trigger than insem. next day?
Lizbian - Thanks for the support. I struggle with it every day but we are also lucky that DW has such an amazing supportive family. Your mom sounds a lot like my MIL in the early days. We live in a really great neighborhood with lots of queer couples so our future dc will have a few "guncles." I am an only child and DW has two sisters so that is the best we can do. Not worried about it at all.
Friederike - That is hilarious! I am still waiting for RE to give me the green light and then I will get them shipped and have my own ticking tank of doom!. It's nitrogen so I am sure we will be okay. Our bank charges 50 bucks each day past a week. Thanks for the info on the follicles. I am hoping they are at a good size tomorrow.
pokeyAC - Thank you for the info on triggering. I would just be concerned that I was triggering too early and therefore no egg would be released. I need to research more information on triggering without monitoring. For example, what happens if I get a positive OPK and then I trigger that same morning? Does that make the egg come faster or does it even matter?
sphinxy - good luck on your upcoming insem! Right now I have no idea if we are inseminating friday, saturday, monday or tuesday. I am so impatient but my cycles have been wacky so who knows!! I really like your idea about the index cards I might have to make some, too.
merstone - I know that feeling quite well. So sorry to hear about AF. Good luck to you this upcoming cycle. My FIL has been staying with us for the last week and it has definitely been interesting sharing one bathroom and trying to hide all my opk/ttc stuff.
KWPX2 - Welcome! For me it was a gut feeling and would I want to have a child from this person. I ordered pictures and long profiles to become as familiar as possible. Ultimately DW nixed a few people so that left us with two that we really like. If I don't become pregnant after 3 more tries we will probably switch to see if that helps.
twomommyfamily - I am so so so excited for you! I agree that it makes sense to go for it!esenbee2 - wow!!!! Look at that beautiful line!! I am so so happy for you!! You must be over the moon.
esenbee2 - Wow!! I am so so happy for you. You must be over the moon! Congratulations!
AFM - Second mid cycle US tomorrow morning. Hopefully those follicles have reached a triggering size.
Lizbian - Thanks for the support. I struggle with it every day but we are also lucky that DW has such an amazing supportive family. Your mom sounds a lot like my MIL in the early days. We live in a really great neighborhood with lots of queer couples so our future dc will have a few "guncles."
"Guncles"! Love it!
Good luck with tomorrow's u/s, darcy!
Esenbee, what a great way to start a new year. H & H 9 months and hopefully all that sticky baby dust will flow through the thread!
Granite, Thanks a bunch! Eating healthier is much easier said than done! I'm trying to be diligent. Trying to PUT ON a few pounds for better luck TTC is just about as hard as shedding a few! Im doing things i don't normally do...like eat breakfast lol. I was proud of myself this morning. Boiled egg, yoghurt with granola, half a banana and and ensure plus. I agree about it being much cheaper to make work lunches! $8 dollars on a combo meal atleast 5 times a week is already $40 gone. I'll try and take a book out of your page on that! You know mye best friend is pregnant....with her 3rd. We've talked about being pregnant together, but clearly she's winning the race. I'm almost 25 and hoping and wishing for one..she's 25 and is ready to get her tubes tied after this one! Y cant it be simpler!!!!!?? Hopefully when you're RE gets back in town you'll have a better direction. Nothing worse than that limbo phase...like..hellooooo O are you going to do your stuff?! Chin up!!
Darcy, hopes for some wonderfully sized follies for you tomorrow!
AFM, OOOH yea. So mye mum called meeh saturday and asked if I had gone to see mye OB in Oct. Which of course she knows I did. In our cycles we've had to pay everything OOP (follie scans and the iui's). In addition to the swimmers that was raising costs. Long story short mye primary insurance through work covers NADA, BUT I completely forgot mye mum added meeh to her insurance through work as well just because I can use hers as back up until I'm 26. Well Good news, turns out her insurance covered mye follie scan AND the iui. Who knew!? That just makes meeh even more excited. We were going to try the at home route, but if mye and mums insurance will cover all except the co-pay..why not stick with the IUI's? Spoke with the OB and they confirmed I've got a credit for paying for the procedures! I asked if they would just give meeh a free iui and follie scan since i paid for one i didnt need to..but needless to say they declined. Hooray for mum's insurance coming through and making TTC much easier (even though she doesnt agree with our lifestyle), and showing meeh she really does care. *awwH* *dancing for cutting TTC costs*
You won't believe how thrilled I am! Not only to be getting the money back, but with those costs taken care of, that means we'd only have to pay for the swimmers! Who knew the wanding (i like to call the follicle scanner "the wand" lol) would be $160 (the same cost of the IUI). Thats a lot easier on the pockets! I'll be 26 next year, so we've gotta get a move on! lol I think 26 is the absolute end. It used to be 21, but Obama changed it a few years ago I believe to extend to 26. Now just to explain all the good news in depth to DP. She's just along for the ride a lot of time, until I need some support lol. As long as we can get this bun made before then it'll be alllright! Mye goodness I can't explain just how bad I want us to conceive a little one. I feel like our family would be completely full circle. Been together almost 5 years, one dog, nd have seen all 4 of mye nieces and nephews born...ITS OUR TIME!