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Taking The Scenic Route to a BFP - Winter/Spring 2013 Edition - Page 53post #1041 of 15194/4/13 at 6:23pmpost #1042 of 15194/4/13 at 6:32pmThread Starterpost #1043 of 15194/4/13 at 6:42pmpost #1044 of 15194/4/13 at 8:25pmpost #1045 of 15194/5/13 at 7:18ampost #1046 of 15194/5/13 at 8:56pmSo I betcha thought I wouldn't have any IF related stories from tonight's gala/auction (the event that has sucked all my spare time for the better part of the last four months). You'd be wrong! The doc who did my hysteroscopy last month was there! The one who made the comment about the sperms eye view of my uterus!! He's married to someone on the auction committee and I never even put two and two together! It was great, at first there were some double-takes... Then I placed him... Then I freaked out a little... Then I went up to him and said, "hello! You did my hysteroscopy last month... Blah blah" PRICELESS. He tried to tell me he didn't recognize me... it was great. Anyway I think I'm gonna switch docs...post #1047 of 15194/5/13 at 8:58pmpost #1048 of 15194/6/13 at 12:13ampost #1049 of 15194/6/13 at 8:41amGoing to switch to see him you mean? That's too funny... I'd die. I'm not sure which is the famous one. I never looked I into much over there! Did your appt card say it was with him? Mine for Friday has our doc checked off... Not sure if that's because I'm his pt or he's the one doing it... Not that it matters in the long run but I'm so weirded out by having them up in my space.... Also me esthetician is in Hawaii so I'm unkempt :-/post #1050 of 15194/6/13 at 3:40pmThread Starter
SKJ - In the future, when you want to feel more sick, just come back to this page and read everyone's "Yay sick!" comments and you'll instantly feel sick. It has worked for me every time even if was already feeling sick...
Chrissy - Anything new with you? Is that tww over yet?
Jpack - Oh wow. I'm such an introvert that would be a nightmare for me! I hope you have more free time now that your time suck event is over! Where are you in your cycle?
Daurelia - Any news? Did AF show up? Hope not...
TF - Ha at being unkempt! I feel quite unkempt at the moment. It's probably an exaggeration, but I feel like I probably look as bad as I feel...If it's eye brow plucking you need I'll be right over. I'm practically a professional. I've been doing my sister's and sister in laws for years!
AFM - Still quite sick over here and grateful for every minute. I'm going to acupuncture Tues which should help. We had our first midwife appointment today. Before I became pregnant I had a list of a few midwives that I wanted DH to meet and talk to before we chose, but as soon as I became pregnant I knew without it a doubt it was supposed to be this one. DH really liked her and thinks I made a good decision :) She drew all the normal 1st appt blood work today and will email me the results. We'll see her again in May at 12wks to see if we can hear the HB on the doppler. It felt good to talk to someone about our pregnancy. Just 6 more uneventful weeks while we wait for baby to get big enough to hear. Off the research/buy some supplements she recommended...post #1051 of 15194/7/13 at 3:28pmpost #1052 of 15194/8/13 at 6:39amAwesome. I'm at the clinic, waiting to have my blood drawn. My u/s: one follicle on the left. At 23. A bunch of little ones on the right, biggest at 10. Sweet! I'm so glad I was talked into yet another round of clomid! Yay! It's only cd12.
Well, at least the cycle will go fast.
And at least my lining is less absurdly thick, at 10.5.
This is getting pretty disheartening. And thanks to the clomid, I'm about to cry in the freaking waiting room. Take me in for my damn bloodwork! Geez!post #1053 of 15194/8/13 at 6:40ampost #1054 of 15194/8/13 at 1:32pm
hello lovely ladies,
chrissy - i think we are cycle buddies. i'm cd 10 today. got a positive opk this a.m. should ovulate tomorrow or the following day...
skj - i shall continue to wish sickness upon you :) i think this is the only circumstance where that is acceptable?
sila - so happy to hear things are going well for you! 6 more weeks until the heartbeat... that seems so far away and at the same time, i know 6 weeks can pass in the blink of an eye...
jpack - you always have the funniest stories :) i'm sorry you are having another disappointing cycle with clomid... i am so seriously jealous of your lining, though... can i have some? :)
toothfairy - you are inching ever closer to your FET! i can't wait until you are pregnant again and your heart starts to heal a bit... i haven't read back through everything i missed on here but have you reached a resolution on the transferring two vs. one question?
chuord - how are you lady?
daurelia - I need to go back and look for your posts but aren't you around testing time? hope you are doing well.
afm - i'm back home (for now). i will be away again over this coming weekend and then will leave for texas next monday... i will get back on wednesday afternoon and then no more travel for 6 weeks! so forgive me if i'm not very present right now... hoping i will be better in about two weeks or so. anyway, as i said to chrissy, i got a positive opk today which means i will start estrace on the 18th and ganirelix on the 19th in preparation for my IVF cycle (which should be starting sometime around april 24). i was really starting to panic about everything this morning but have calmed down a bit. i'm really scared overall. not about shots and surgery and the like... more about it just not working, period. but i guess i need to just take things day by day...
had a wonderful time in california. i was able to do my pilgrimage to my version of mecca (drive to yosemite/across the central valley/down the central coast) but this time with dh. it was just what i needed (it's been a few years since my last trip). san fran was pretty cool, too as was going to the tonight show and watching jay leno tape. all in all, a great trip.
thinking of you allpost #1055 of 15194/8/13 at 3:50pmJpack - hugs for the emotional clomid issues! Hope everything continues well for you this month...
Indie - yay for having you back!! It's cute that you are feeling apprehensive and scared... The way I look at it is you research everything well and wouldn't have agreed to ivf if you didn't think it was a good option for you - have faith in your own decision... Me I'd be terrified for the needles lol 😳
Just remember you are meant to have a baby!
SKJ, sila - living vicariously... Where are those baby updates? (I'll take anything lol)
TF - have you received my beads yet? I mailed them air on Easter Thursday - so I'm hoping they're close... So me not understanding much fet, do you have to have much prep work or since you have 2 embryos is it pretty straight forward? I've been chatting to the one friend I feel I can discuss ttc with... She had ivf eventually (trying the others first), 3.5 year journey, first egg haul 10, of which she got 2 that she lost, then 3 of which one is her son Ben... She's tried transferring the last blastocyte - but a few years after fertilization and no good... Ben is 2 so she is now looking at starting everything all over again... She said she does isci as well. Anyway all my other local friends seem to get pg when planned - lol even the one with 6 month cycles!
Daurelia, Chrissy, shell, bebe - how are you traveling?
Has anyone heard from Gtree? Are the babies out?
Afm - I think we stuffed up this month too, I got -opk 3 out if 4 days but think o slipped in there somewhere... Dh is having real pressure performance issues 😞 so I need to think of a way around that... Oh and to top it all in his 'attempt' to perform I think my cervix got a little bruised and tender (as the gyno says I have an outy lol - (more soft tissue on the outside than normal) good for cm but makes it tender!post #1056 of 15194/8/13 at 6:11pmIndie, when my lining is a 16, I'd love nothing more than to share! And so glad about your trip- sounds fantastic! I've done a lot of driving around the country and I think it can be very therapeutic!
Chuord, sorry about the bd issues- it can get pretty brutal! For everyone...
So nurse called late, lh was only 6.5, but E2was 400ish. So that brightened up my gloomy day a bit. She said to trigger tonight and iui Wednesday am, but I'm feeling a little defiant! I'm gonna wait til I see a surge (or tomorrow midday if no surge yet) to trigger. I believe I've read that the combo or natural lh surge is more effective than just triggering (who knows, maybe I made that up). Anyway, that's my plan. Bd, too, but my cm really took a hit this cycle
Hope everyone's doing well! Where are all our nice new folks?post #1057 of 15194/8/13 at 7:16pm
It was so quiet here for a few days I thought everyone had bailed!
jpack- so frustrating about the Clomid. The follicle and the lining both sound fantastic to me but I know with your history it does seem like a downgrade. You did have your hysteroscopy this month which ups your chances! I agree with waiting for the surge... the IUI timing won't matter too much anyway, the swimmers will still be there. Sorry about the extra emotions though... seriously, clomid = batsh*t crazy.
indie- IVF is so scary... All your eggs in one basket, literally. We will talk more and I will get you the meditations. It was easier for me to stay calm the first time b/c I didn't have so much on the line, monetarily. This time is much scarier. Those are my babies and seeing how the first time worked out it terrifies me that we may never get to meet any of them. You have started down the path and now you just have to embrace every moment and have faith in every part of your body... the outcome wont be any different whether you are confident or if you are scared, so you may as well take in each part and know that you have given yourself every opportunity for success. You've left no stone unturned as far as preparation for these days.
chuord- We have had the same problem lately. It goes along with DH needing to diet and exercise... there's no polite way to tell your hubby that along with performance anxiety he got a little chubby and lethargic. Hope it worked out anyway, you just need one good one to make it to the egg! Are you doing any other energy work or have any new breakthroughs? Did you finish the glasswork for your dad?
Chrissy- You're a few days ahead of me... enjoy the sunshine. My mama tells me it is gorgeous down there!
SKJ, sila, bebe- Hope you are all feeling appropriate :)
Here's my gtree update (since I'm not sure if she ever logs in anymore-- of course, if you do, feel free to correct whatever I get wrong!)- C-section is scheduled for May 1 unless she goes before then naturally. She is unsure whether to push to wait for natural birth past the 1st for fear of emergency c-section. She is starting to feel uncomfortable (but loving every minute of it, I am sure).
AFM- CD6, I go tomorrow for repeat HCG testing. Praying so hard that it is down under 1 and we can proceed. I'm just not ready to embrace a full month of waiting for another cycle... I guess I have no say in that, the bloodwork won't lie. I'm still spotting from AF. It was a very easy period especially with my history but it got a little strange after CD3... I had heavyish flow for 3 days and then no bleeding from like 4pm -2pm the next 2 days, then I will bleed for about 3 hours and it would stop til the next day. Now today I am spotting. Like y'all wanted to know so much about my period... sorry! So wish me luck tomorrow. I'm having a hysteroscopy and endometrial biopsy Friday if all goes well. Not sure if I shared that already.post #1058 of 15194/8/13 at 10:01pmpost #1059 of 15194/9/13 at 5:14ampost #1060 of 15194/9/13 at 6:43am
toothfairy - good luck today! hope you get the all clear to proceed! and i'm glad you are doing the hysteroscopy/biopsy... even if your lining is a-ok, the scraping is proven to help with implantation... so it's a win-win, i think. and how strange about the start/stop of your period... well, not really strange... i know i've had that on occasion... but still not sure why it happens. so, have you and your sis talked yet? you made me laugh with the chubby husband comment... what is it with men and their adversion to health? it's such a fine line to walk... being a concerned partner without being a perceived as a nag. sometimes i worry that my fear of being a nag turns into enabling...
jpack - sounds like you have more than one healthy egg in there? either way, your chances sound good to me! good luck! and, yes, i find country driving to be hugely therapeutic. i used to live 30 minutes from mountains when i was in socal and whenever i felt stressed, i'd just take the evening and drive. i miss that. there are some country roads near me but it's a little harder to just disappear for the evening and drive aimlessly when you are married (and i imagine even more so with children!)
chuord - ouch on the tender cervix! hope it heals soon. sucks about the performance issues... yet another frustration of adulthood/aging... younger guys couldn't keep their hands (and other parts) off us but now that we need the sperm, it's harder to come by! like tf said, hope something made it's way to your egg :)
gtree - if you are reading this: so excited for you! i can't believe how close you are to welcoming two brand new boys into this world!
skj - looking forward to some good news :)
afm - exhausted. i've not slept well at all the past two nights and i can only attribute that to anxiety. i have a lot of work i need to be doing, work that requires some creative thought, but i'm tapped out. hoping impending deadlines force some productivity out of me. i'm feeling quite a bit of pressure in my right ovary... thinking i will ovulate either tonight or tomorrow... haven't bd'd. maybe tonight if dh initiates... otherwise, i just don't have it in me to push for it. i'm so over timed intercourse. nothing makes me feel less attractive.
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