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post #21 of 786
Welcome back Hezzy! I hope the relaxation from Spain helps this cycle.
And I totally understand your statement about the diaphragm. I have said to my husband many times that I sure wish we hadn't wasted so many hours in search of condoms! Who knew that it was so hard to get pregnant?

Oceanmommy- where are you? I keep coming online this am so I can stalk your chart, woman!
post #22 of 786
Hi there -- Wanted to introduce myself and officially join in! I've been reading this thread off and on for a month but I wanted to wait until a new month because otherwise it is overwhelming to keep track of!!

I'm E, 36 yo, ttc since 3/06 after a m/c in 2/06. So it feels like we've been on this journey since the 11/05 conception. We have 1 wonderful ds who is 3 yo and I'm so eager for #2. I'm a WOHM and travel a bit for work too, so I will be in and out this month especially. But I'm eager to get to know you all and soak up the wisdom and good vibes!

DH and I went to the OB on Tuesday (new one; I'd seen mw for the preg earlier this year). I think we both thought she'd say "oh, just keep trying" and we'd have to push for some testing. But no, she was ready to send us off to RE specialists right away "because of your age." Way to make me feel old! I had bloodwork and DH will do sperm analysis as soon as we're past this round of trying. She also suggested an HSG for next cycle and she was ready to put me on Clomid right away. It is funny how I'm so ready for any help we can get on one level, but also it freaked me out because it means an "official" doctor thinks we need some help... I asked about Clomid side effects and she said increased risk of multiples was all. But I thought I'd heard of other issues. Any real life experience to share with Clomid???

That's way too much for starting - but I wanted to actually dive in and stop lurking!
post #23 of 786
elkmama!! Come on in, the water is fine!

Hezzy! We missed ya! Tell us allllll about your fabulous vacation! And I totally feel ya on the diaphragm thingy, only for us it was condoms. If i'd have known it would take this long to get knocked up,. I'd have outlawed them the day after we got married. BD-ing while not trying seemed to work for Punquin - I forsee a rash of shower-sex related incidents after her story.

Tenk - I wouldn't freek out about O-day, I don't O until day 16, andits been as late as 19 before... at CD14, I just have lots and lots and lots of... errrm, sex. Just keep chugging the green tea and grapefruit juice.

mommyinchaos - so you're saying, I should enjoy my kid-free quiet time while it lasts? That makes sense!

As for me, well I'm invoking Murphy's Law this month - When my aunt moved to a smaller house last year, she gave me some baby stuff, including a crib thats been in my attic awaiting its occupant. SO - today I'm giving that crib to friends who are expecting in April, and I'm hoping that by getting rid of the crib, I'll get pregnant. What's how it works, right? I figure that's why I'm not pregnant yet. I was far too ready!
post #24 of 786
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Welcome, ELKMama! I added you to the list. And I don't quite recall the details but I did read recently that more recent studies indicate that Clomid does not increase the risk of longterm problems (cancer?). Clomid does dry you out and thus decrease your CM. For that reason some people combine it with IUI for better results. Also I think it is supposed to thin your endometrial lining, which is why you aren't supposed to take it longer than a certain number of cycles in a row. Multiples do seem like the biggest risk, which is why I am wary. But I might be taking the plunge soon. The Clomid plunge? Ehh...

Welcome back Hezzy! How fun not to temp! Good luck GIO the next few days.
post #25 of 786
Thanks, funnygrace and ItyBty, for the welcome. And thanks for the Clomid info too. Right now I'm at the stage where twins sound TERRIFIC. DH got a panicked look on his face when the OB said that, though, and triplets do sound a bit challenging... I am holding out hoping that this cycle works or next, when the HSG will be done, so that the Clomid thing is just hypothetical.

Hezzy - a vacation in Spain sounds wonderful. Glad it was fun!
post #26 of 786
Hello ladies. Just checking in. We are cd14 and I think I o'd yesterday, which makes me a little irritated because our timing is not as perfect as I would like. Yes, I am a perfectionist with control issues. But they tell me that women like me reproduce all the time, so I'm not giving up hope yet!

This afternoon is my first acupuncture appointment, and I'm really excited. I'm really looking forward to seeing someone who is ready and willing to help me, and who wants to see me as a whole person and not an isolated system or symptoms. Anyone else done the acupuncture before? Where do they put all the needles? What is it like?

I'm trying to maintain the normality that I've had going on the past few weeks but I can feel it starting to slip already. At least I am off those crazy making vitamins and feeling more like myself again. Work and dance will be really busy this month so there will be plenty to keep me distracted.... I hope.
post #27 of 786
Well chart stalkers the end is near, and it's not pretty. AF is about to arrive and I am feeling pretty terrible, bitter, hopeless, and angry. Why did the universe yank me like that with a whole LP of lovely higher temps ? I really think it was because I said I wouldn't get my hopes up anymore.: : :

I made myself some coffe because, why not ?



Sorry to be a downer folks, I appreciate being able to throw my tantrum here. I have to put on a happy face so much IRL (like with my 5 yo dd) it feels like I don't get to express the true depths of my feelings that often. I can't let her see that mommy's sad today because we are still waiting for our baby.




Ack, no time for personals except....

Welcome ELKmama ! Hope your stay isn't long, although the company is great.

Hezzy, it's good to see you again and hear you had fun in Spain. I thought of you relaxing in fancy Spanish places.


GOOD LUCK to all of you who are about to O : and of course those about to know : Even when I'm down I want to see more BFPs roll in.




post #28 of 786
I'm so sorry, Oceanmommy. I know those feelings so well and I hate hearing that you're having them too. I mean, I like hearing about it, but I wish the situation were different. I hope you understand what I'm trying to say. Thinking lots of positive thoughts for you today.
post #29 of 786
Oh Oceanmommy how could the universe be so cruel? I think it was cruel to all of us with your great chart. Maybe the progesterone was causing that. Next month do you plan to try Clomid? I am so sorry about the chart.

Elkmama Hello! This group has been wonderful for me. The only release for all of my feelings so I don't damper the "sex vibe" at home with my "scientific reproduction research."

Hezzy I am glad you are back to be our ("are" - what I can't spell on this forum for wome reason???) cycle buddy.

ItyBty - I am sure that will be the way it goes! I just got rid of the last car seats. Everything is gone now....I'm waiting....

Anonymousk you are lucky, I wish I ovulated sooner! I don't usually ovulate until about day 18. Still looks like good timing to me!

Mommy - Personally, I would wait a couple more days and enjoy the possibility. I had a much better time doing that last month than the previous months getting all the BFNs. Besides, if you are, a couple of days won't hurt waiting??? I know that is easy to say where I sit.

I had a bit of spotting a few hours after "GIO" yesterday. Tenk why did you say spotting midcycle is a good sign? My body seems to be going through some type of changes with all this Vitex. I can feel activity in that area even before ovulation. I almost think I may be ovulating early, but my ovulation test this morning was a dud with no line at all on it. That makes me mad.
post #30 of 786
Awww Oceanmommy - I was holding out hope you'd be #3 this time around. : Feel free to vent - sometimes it feels like no one else understands but you guys (to me anyways) Here's another : for good measure.

Lily - Fingers crossed!
post #31 of 786
Elkmama - I just figured out what WOHM meant, hey, I am a WOHM too!

What did I am E mean? Just I am Elkmama? There are so many abbreviations, I just have to get them straight!
post #32 of 786
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Oh Oceanmommy how could the universe be so cruel? I think it was cruel to all of us with your great chart. Maybe the progesterone was causing that. Next month do you plan to try Clomid? I am so sorry about the chart.

Elkmama Hello! This group has been wonderful for me. The only release for all of my feelings so I don't damper the "sex vibe" at home with my "scientific reproduction research."

Hezzy I am glad you are back to be our ("are" - what I can't spell on this forum for wome reason???) cycle buddy.

ItyBty - I am sure that will be the way it goes! I just got rid of the last car seats. Everything is gone now....I'm waiting....

Anonymousk you are lucky, I wish I ovulated sooner! I don't usually ovulate until about day 18. Still looks like good timing to me!

Mommy - Personally, I would wait a couple more days and enjoy the possibility. I had a much better time doing that last month than the previous months getting all the BFNs. Besides, if you are, a couple of days won't hurt waiting??? I know that is easy to say where I sit.

I had a bit of spotting a few hours after "GIO" yesterday. Tenk why did you say spotting midcycle is a good sign? My body seems to be going through some type of changes with all this Vitex. I can feel activity in that area even before ovulation. I almost think I may be ovulating early, but my ovulation test this morning was a dud with no line at all on it. That makes me mad.
I was told by Dr. Jason Collins in Lousiana (he specializes in pregnancy after still birth, and researching it) (oh, he has also agreeded to loan us a home monitoring system for the 3rd trimester... if I ever get there...so we can monitor the next baby incase of distress (like Kamryn went thru) so that we don't have to go thru that again) also he told me that a great majority of women with previous cord accidents, due have them again and the baby is distressed again...so with him monitoring me next time I will feel much safer...OKOK back to the question. He told me that spotting mid cycle was a GREAT sign of FERTILITY. So maybe that meant that you were really fertile at that moment or for some hours near there.

WELCOME ELKmama, hopefully your stay here is short...for clomid, drinking Robitussin 2 tsp 3 x a day after you take your last clomid pill should help with CM, and 1 81mg baby aspirin a day AFTER O can help with your uterine lining as well...GL
post #33 of 786
Tenk that is great about the monitor. What a great thing for your peace of mind.
post #34 of 786
Please add me to the list I am have now been TTC for 6 months.....currently 4DPO and praying for a miracle baby.....it would be great for a July baby everyone including myself in my family has July birthdays and why not have another....anyway...good luck, congrats and my prayers are with everyone....
post #35 of 786
Hi Beutyful, I remember you from the TWW posts a while back. Hope this will be a quick visit here only for you!
post #36 of 786
Thanks and hey to you too Lily......yeah I said I gave up when this cycle began I was low in spirits but after talking to my FDH and discussing alot of different things we are back on track and I have even bagan charting which is a big help.
post #37 of 786
ELKMama - Welcome. Hope you're not here very long.

Lilyflower - I remember reading somewhere that occasionally with PCOS women may still ovulate but it's an immature egg. I cannot find or remember where I read that though.

anonymousk - I'm seeing an acupuncturist. Bring your charts with you. At my first appointment, she only did needles on my front. 6 or so in my lower abdomen. 1 in each of my wrists, just a few in my legs. The needles don't usually hurt going in. Once in a while a point will hurt. Just one time did the acupuncturist had to remove a needle and reinsert - that was during AF so I think that changed my reaction a bit. Otherwise it's always a nice experience.
post #38 of 786
Thanks Allisonrose. That really helps. I can see that could be the problem. I can't stand the idea of so many poor little eggies being wasted! I hope Vitex and metformin will help them out.
post #39 of 786
Um... I'm curious, shouldn't progesterone make your temps go up and not down?? Maybe it takes some time?

oceanmommy. I'm sorry that the universe is messing with you.

Welcome to E. Hopefully you're not here really long.

Anon - I hope the acupuncturist goes well. I couldn't do that. It was all I could do to give them my blood yesterday... Ugh. needles are awful.
post #40 of 786
I just read Metformin will take three to six months to work
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