First of all, THREE CHEERS FOR THE UK!!! I am so happy for you guys, LIZ!!! And on that note, I am so impressed with your tenacity! You really are a beacon of light and hope for all of us, and I so appreciate your positive attitude thru out your process of TTC! Big Hugs to you! I will be thinking about you and sending you positive baby blessings on your journey to Denmark. I have traveled without my DW in the past to TTC. I knew I was 'missing something' but also reminded myself that it was a sacrifice worth making if I conceived. You are an amazingly strong woman! As for the Mom piece, whew! I get it. My Mom let me know several years ago that she was 'happy with the grandson she already had'...in other words, not very excited that my DW and I wanted more children. I haven't shared with her that we are actively TTC at this point. The one thing I do know is that when baby comes, it's very hard for anyone not to feel that kind of love and joy. Maybe a baby will bring you closer together?! I will send some positive thoughts up to the 'eye in the sky' that you and Mom can find peace in this process.
Mama, you are hanging tough! Sunday will be here before you know it!! My FX for you guys<3
Isa and Fmorris, I am also routing for you both that this cycle is fun and easy for you to insem. It took us a bit to get the hang of it, but it's been a fun process for us. I feel like we've gotten the hang of it now. Enjoy yourselves. Laughter always seems to help!
Redrock, Welcome back from vaca!! Sounds like you had an amazing time. I hope your consultation goes well. I think you are right, the banks and the fertility ppl do nickel and dime to death...gotten make their buck somehow. Ugh! I know that it's very frustrating that we have to go thru banks and docs to TTC...when there may be absolutely nothing 'wrong' with our fertility. I hope that something good comes out of it for you, tho'. I heard an interview with a gay man once that pointed out an important point...when same sex couples have a child, they REALLY WANT that child SO MUCH!!! That is evident with all the prep that goes into the process! GL to you on this journey<3
Fried, I am sending you positive vibes as well!!! Keeping fingers and toes crossed that this is the one for you! Let us know how it's going with the TWW. I hope your DP is absolutely correct that this is your month!
Lovestreet, I am so sorry about AF. Boo is right. I know that the expense is overwhelming. I've tried not to think about it really. I am sure we could have traveled around the world by now. BUT it will be worth every penny when you have a little one in your arms!! I am sure it will happen for you when the time is right. As with us all:Hug I hope you are feeling more validated with your own experiences. It is easy to freak ourselves out with what our body is or isn't doing, but I also know that I have felt different things happening during my TWWs with my body...its best to trust yourself and your own intuition. And on the other hand, but prepared for whatever happens (I know, easier said than done). We are always here to listen tho'!!
I'm sure I have more of you to catch up with, so here's to those of you who I didn't comment to ~
AFM, please move me to the TWW. We insem'd this week several times. I am not exactly sure when I O'd but I think we covered the window. The (stupid:)) strips that I use are not very reliable, and the microscope and I were not getting along very well. My temps weren't very accurate either, With all that said, I am hoping that we caught our window and my fatigue/nausea this morning is a good sign. Who knows?!
Love to all!!