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Sourire- hooray for making it past the last time. I'm hoping so hard that this baby sticks and you are both healthy.

AFM - Follow up appointment tomorrow for a plan. Nervous and excited and optimistic and skeptical. Yesterday was the start of 'baby season' where everyone who passed me up getting pregnant is now giving birth. I am happy for them but hate this so obvious marker of how long this journey is taking.
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Marcys - good luck tomorrow at your planning appointment. It's always nice to have a plan! smile.gif.

Sourire - Yeah for small victories!!!! We're your betas promising last time? They look so promising this time!!! I know you'll be just counting the seconds until u/s day. I hadn't linked the blog before. I don't know why. shrug.gif

AFM - I'm just achy and grouchy like I have a doozy of a period coming on which I probably do! My follow up appointment isn't for a couple weeks yet. We'll sit out next cycle and start our first fresh cycle in October!!!! So exciting and nerve racking that this could actually be it. There's really nothing until then, so my fertility life will be pretty boring for a while.
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Xerxella - October will be here before you know it!

 

Sourire - :energy

 

AFM - currently peeing on a million OPKs per day and squinting at them. Possible insemination tomorrow I think... The line this morning was almost as dark but not quite. I think. The brand of tests that I got this time are weird, the background turns pink while the line is forming, which makes it really difficult to judge the colour. The line doesn't even really appear until the 5 minute mark, because the whole thing is pink. It's more like the background turns white and leaves a line, rather than a line forming on a white stick.

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Laggie - that sounds just like the cheap internet HPT's I've been doing. The entire test turns pink first, and then the background gradually fades to white. I usually read the test once the background is fully white again. Good luck with your insemination!

 

Xerxella - my betas were even more promising last time I was pregnant (338 and 751 last time vs 148 and 443 on the same days this time) and I still miscarried, so promising betas don't encourage me that much!

 

marcyse - how did the appointment go?

 

AFM - things are still going well. I haven't had any bleeding or spotting yet, and my pregnancy tests are still getting darker, and my symptoms are gradually getting more intense.The ultrasound seems like it is a million years away, so many bad things could happen between now and Sept 23. I've found that giving myself small milestones to meet is easier. I made it past the first milestone: the point where I started bleeding in my last pregnancy, which was 5w0d. It truly was a relief to get past that date. My next one is tomorrow, Friday the 13th. It's a totally arbitrary milestone but I figure if I can get through a Friday the 13th without anything going wrong, then maybe I won't be unlucky this time! The next milestone after that is 6w1d. That is the day in my last pregnancy when my doctor told me to stop taking the progesterone and all the other meds, because there was no hope of my baby making it. And after that there is 6w4d. That is the day when I "gave birth" to my baby and officially ceased to be pregnant. And once I've made it to that point, the ultrasound is only a few days away at 7w1d. Everything is so stressful but for now my only goal is to still be pregnant by the end of the day tomorrow, and I think there is a pretty good chance of that happening!

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I have everything crossed for you, Sourire. I know how nerve wracking the early stages can be. Will it make you feel any better if I tell you that the chance of having two miscarriages in a row is only 2%?

 

I did the IUI today - DH somehow managed to drop his phone into the toilet (or as he said, "it came in contact with water") so I wasn't able to get ahold of him about the IUI scheduling. Super frustrating.  He did show up, but I was already in the room, so they wouldn't let him in. Oh well.

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My computer is acting up so I have been a little absent. I am also trying to get use to our ipad which is frustrating at time because I am not use to it.

Sourire~ Like I said I have a good feeling that this is your bean. I am so happy that everything is fine. One milestone a t a time is a good way to go.

Laggie~ Congrats on your IUI. Now the two week wait. Keep us posted. I was thinking of you the other day.

X`~ October...YES!!! How exciting for you.  And as for your questions..I think I remember them. No, more IVF for us. It's age and money. Our insurance does not cover any fertility and we have spent a lot of money thus far. Granted we did get our miracle baby in 2011. So, I just feel like for me I need to be resolved otherwise we could keep trying until I am 50. When do we stop. Now is good as ever so I know we will and can love another baby just as much whether it is our biologically or not. thanks for asking and being curious.

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Tracy. Hugs. hug.gif I wish I had some profound words of wisdom, but I don't. Just know that people our here are rooting for you and cheering for you at all times.

Sourire - well you made it through Friday the 13 th! One milestone down. Those little milestone tricks help me too, so I can relate.

Laggie - congrats on the IUI!!! Do you feel better about the timing this month?
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Well I wouldn't exactly say I made it through Friday the 13th. I started spotting yesterday, which is the thing I was most afraid of. I know it's not necessarily over, but I have such a bad feeling now greensad.gif
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Praying for you sourire!!! I'm sure you know that it's not uncommon to have spotting in a healthy pregnancy. But having lost a baby already, I know it must seem like the worst is happening again. I hope it's nothing. Hang on bean!! Could they get you in sooner for your ultrasound?

Cindy
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Sour ire, how nerve wrecking. Are you still spotting? I'm sorry. Thinking of you and I hope everything is okay ( hugs)
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hug.gif sourire! My clinic gave me an u/s that day when I had spotting. Have you called? I hope everything is ok. <3
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I'm currently taking Crinone which is a vaginal progesterone gel. The Crinone tends to absorb any bleeding so I never see blood in my underwear or when I wipe. The only time I can check the status of my spotting is when I clean out some of the Crinone (which I do every 2 days because otherwise it builds up in there to the point that I can't find any room to insert the new doses). So my last Crinone check was Friday evening, that's when I first saw that I was spotting. I will be checking again tonight, but in the meantime I have no idea whether the spotting has stopped or gotten worse. If its even the slightest bit worse when I check tonight I'll definitely be calling the clinic tomorrow morning to see if I can come in for an ultrasound or a beta or something.

Anyways I've been pretty much on self-imposed bed rest since I saw the bleeding on Friday so maybe that will have helped. I've calmed down a bit since the initial scare - it was really only about 4 drops of brown blood, and the rest of the Crinone was still white. When I had my miscarriage last time, I bled so much that the Crinone was 100% saturated in blood when I checked it, you couldn't see a single white spot in it, and in fact some of the bleeding made it out onto my underwear because the Crinone was so saturated it couldn't absorb all the bleeding. Also the blood was red last time, this time it is brown. So this situation isn't nearly as bad as last time. Oh and even after the extreme amount of bleeding I had last time, we confirmed via repeat ultrasounds that the baby still kept growing for a few days after I started bleeding, so basically the lesson I learned from that is that you can't give up too early.
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Ok ladies I just took my evening shower and I didn't see a single drop of blood in my Crinone, which means that I haven't had any bleeding in 48 hours! Thank god! I'm so relieved!

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Woohoo!!!!! Sourire!!!! What a relief! As others said bleeding can be completely normal. From my experience when there's a miscarriage there's no doubt. I spotted in the beginning of both my healthy pregnancies, but it was way different than my losses.

Hugs for continued no spotting!
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Sourire - When I did Crinone it was the crinone that was making me bleed because it irritated my skin so much. It actually started burning when it was freshly inside me eventually. I had to switch to a higher dosage of progesterone shots because my body couldn't handle the crinone.  Maybe that is where the blood in coming from? In any case, that is wonderful that it stopped and that it is brown.

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Sourire - I used prometrium and not crinone, but it did cause a little bit of spotting for me too, just from irritation I think. I hope that's all it is. 

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Everything is so stressful but for now my only goal is to still be pregnant by the end of the day tomorrow, and I think there is a pretty good chance of that happening!

Sourire - Thinking of you every day and hoping that this baby is sticky and that you make every little milestone as well as the big ones. I wish there were magic words to help you relax, but I would be a mess in the same situation, so I definitely sympathize!

 

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Originally Posted by Laggie View Post
I did the IUI today - DH somehow managed to drop his phone into the toilet (or as he said, "it came in contact with water") so I wasn't able to get ahold of him about the IUI scheduling. Super frustrating.  He did show up, but I was already in the room, so they wouldn't let him in. Oh well.

Laggie - Yay! Fingers crossed for your 2WW, hoping you get a sticky baby!

 

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Originally Posted by tracyamber View Post
No, more IVF for us. It's age and money. Our insurance does not cover any fertility and we have spent a lot of money thus far. Granted we did get our miracle baby in 2011. So, I just feel like for me I need to be resolved otherwise we could keep trying until I am 50. When do we stop. Now is good as ever so I know we will and can love another baby just as much whether it is our biologically or not. thanks for asking and being curious.

Tracyamber - Sorry things are going this route for you. Our insurance doesn't cover anything either, so I'm wondering if/when we take the plunge, how far we'll go and how much we'll spend before being "done".

 

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Ok ladies I just took my evening shower and I didn't see a single drop of blood in my Crinone, which means that I haven't had any bleeding in 48 hours! Thank god! I'm so relieved!

Sourire - Yay for small victories! This sounds good to me... hoping there is no more spotting!

 

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Originally Posted by Xerxella View Post
I'm just achy and grouchy like I have a doozy of a period coming on which I probably do! My follow up appointment isn't for a couple weeks yet. We'll sit out next cycle and start our first fresh cycle in October!!!! So exciting and nerve racking that this could actually be it. There's really nothing until then, so my fertility life will be pretty boring for a while.

Xerxella - Wishing you luck now and in October!!

 

AFM - I figured out the multi-quote thing (ha!). Also, we had our follow-up appointment Tuesday last week. Literally everything is fine. With both of us. Which is awesome - but only about 25% of me is encouraged by this news. The other 75% of me is saying, well then WTF?! I've got about double the follicles I need, DH needed 10 mil to get to where they were going in what I would only call a "centrifuge" test and he had 93 mil. The only TINY thing that was a LITTLE off was my thyroid function - should be 2.5 or lower for TTC and mine was 2.58. Big whoop - she said it wouldn't effect anything. So, the next step, if/when we take it is Clomid with IUI - which the insurance doesn't cover at all - they said about $2000-$3000 per cycle. So, we're literally in the same boat we have been with no answers and no babies. We're going to continue trying for a while and then I guess decide and save for IUI. She said we could do Clomid alone if we want, but the chances are not increased by much. Anyone know statistics on unexplained fertility and ultimate success rate? I'm just wondering if we keep trying indefinitely when we should just be done...

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marcyse - Wow, $2000 for IUI with Clomid? I don't know why, but IUI is much cheaper in Canada. My monitored cycle was $675, plus $72 for the Clomid. I don't mean to sound like I'm bragging, I'm just perplexed because IVF costs about the same here as in the US. Now I can see why a lot of people decide to go straight to IVF. We have no coverage for anything fertility related either.

 

I remember reading an article that said that most couples with unexplained infertility will have conceived at the end of 7 years. As for success rates with IUI, I have had a hard time finding any numbers that are separated out by type of fertility issue. The total numbers are dismally low, but I think that is skewed by so many people trying it with almost zero chance of success. I know that we tried a few natural IUI cycles at first, as we didn't believe that DH's sperm was as bad as they said. Ha! With under a million total sperm, and poor motility at that, our chances were pretty much nil.

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Hey guys I had an ultrasound today because my spotting came back again worse than before. Baby was measuring 5mm and we saw a heartbeat (which is a huge milestone for me because I have never seen a heartbeat before)! However there was some blood in my uterus which could be a partial detachement of the gestational sac from my uterus so I'm on bedrest until my next ultrasound on Monday in hopes that it will resolve itself.

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Sour ire,hooray on seeing the heartbeat!
I hope bed rest resolves the blood in your uterus and I am still feeling good about your little bean!
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