or Connect
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Pregnancy and Birth › Fertility › Trying To Conceive › Lucky TTC #1 in our 30's AUGUST!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Lucky TTC #1 in our 30's AUGUST! - Page 14

post #261 of 315
Is this a line from a movie?

No, it should read "feh, me no like to wait." I don't know who the heck Mo is, but I doubt she likes to wait either.

Spotting tonight and cramp - AF will be here bright and early tomorrow AM. DP and I perused the sperm available to us and thee is a fine Cherokee, German, Sicilian specimen we have our eye on. Or should we go for the exceptionally tall Irish/Ukranian lad with all the music talent (DP is a music fiend, so musical talent is a requirement)? Decisions, decisions.
post #262 of 315
mhiccup, for me, that was truly the weirdest part. I mean, if we'd wanted to, we could have narrowed our search to consider only left-handed jazz enthusiasts.

Bizarre, really.
post #263 of 315
Thread Starter 
I vote for the Irish/Ukranian musician!
post #264 of 315
mhiccup, I like the sound of both. What a hard (and strange) choice! Good luck making your decision and I'm sorry it didn't take this month.

Thanks for the info jencat, that is totally wild about the skydiver!

Guess I'm in for the wait. I start school in a few days, so that should keep me distracted. And as far as a hot day, I live in Georgia, so there's never not a hot day right now. My car has no a/c!

Fiberlover-your cat story is hilarious. Brings back fond memories of kittens I have known and loved.
post #265 of 315
Quote:
Originally Posted by mhiccup View Post
This was the last vial of our top donor choice sperm too. Geez, I hope my gut is wrong here. On the bright side, if it didn't take this month I'm looking forward to showing all of you that I have a real, non-obsessive personality, and that I am capable of chatting about on-ttc things.
Oh, I hear you! I just used the last vial of my first choice donor. Then, I went back to the catalogue to try and get excited about donor #2 again, only to discover he was all sold out! I am SOOOOO hopeful that this is it...
post #266 of 315
Quote:
Originally Posted by mhiccup View Post
Is this a line from a movie? DP and I perused the sperm available to us and thee is a fine Cherokee, German, Sicilian specimen we have our eye on. Or should we go for the exceptionally tall Irish/Ukranian lad with all the music talent (DP is a music fiend, so musical talent is a requirement)? Decisions, decisions.
Ha, I have officially become obsessive, because I knew just from reading this that we are using the same bank! Hee hee, maybe our kids will end up "diblings" (my favorite new terms for donor siblings).
post #267 of 315
Yeah! Okay Michelle, my wonky cycle sister, let's embrace it. Who knows? Could be lucky! Too bad FF doesn't have a way to factor in kitty-sabotaged temps, let's see there was the water and also the head sleeping last month wasn't there? Bet they're pawing through TCOYF at night thinking, if she has a baby, we'll never get fed.

to those feeling sad with me these days. Though I'm not glad anyone is sad over TTC, it is a comforting reality check to know this a natural part of this emotional process and I'm not plummeting into some cavernous depression. Thanks for the support and I send you my empathy back. Feeling a little better today. It ebbs and it flows. Be really kind to yourself. #1 Rule.

Mhiccup, sorry AF might be swinging in. I really hoped your insem. took. Tough choices these donors, all sound like intriguing folks. But the musician sounds really good...

to Frog, I hope the spaces you and Turtle clear bring you new light. I'm also too superstitious to buy now, but I know you'll find a good home for your lovingly nested items. Peace to you.

Jencat~I was seriously laughing when I read the story about the parachute. I mean I took a bath last night, 3dpo and then proceeded to freak out about it. Time to relax, or relax without saying relax because that might make me tense. Time to @*!

Angela~: how many dpo are you? seems like you'll be in the 2ww with michelle and I provided we don't wonk out on our LPs. Did you make a decision about the progesterone?

to us all!
post #268 of 315
p.s. jencat, i would love to make a super hero character named Diva Cup and we could paste your face on it and make a spangly red cape and fly you over the cat-filled desert. Can you see it?
post #269 of 315
Quote:
Originally Posted by poetgirl View Post
p.s. jencat, i would love to make a super hero character named Diva Cup and we could paste your face on it and make a spangly red cape and fly you over the cat-filled desert. Can you see it?
That is awesome! I think everyone here should be a super hero of some sort with a spangly red cape. I'm a public defender, so maybe my cape can say "I criminals!"

And it's official folks, AF has arrived. And now sing with me (to the tune of She'll be comin' round the Mountain)

She'll be comin' down the vagina when she comes
She'll be comin' down the vagina when she comes
She'll be comin' down the vagina, she'll be comin' down the vagina, she'll be comin' down the vagina when she comes!!!

Was that too much? Is some moderator going to yank this post? In any case, cheers, women! I was bummed last night, but I am feeling surprisingly upbeat today.
post #270 of 315
Thread Starter 
mhiccup - I'm sorry she's "comin' down the vagina..." But I'm glad you're feeling ok today. It's your fresh start.

Signing off,
Diva Cup

(So cool that you're a public defender... honorable (and tough?) career...)
post #271 of 315
Hey folks,

So, I woke up this morning utterly convinced that I'm not pregnant. Why? Because the last time I was, my breasts were sore at 4dpo, and they aren't today. Of course, they will be soon, because I keep poking and prodding at them to try and find any hint of tenderness.

Jesus, save me from my own brain...

Poet- Indeed, I think we're all in the 2ww together. I'll be testing next Wednesday (9/5). Too long to wait!

mhiccup- I'm sorry AF appeared. I know what you mean about feeling sort of upbeat though- sometimes after the hell of the 2ww it's nice to feel like you can do something proactive again- choose a donor, order sperm, get everything lined up for the next try. How are you inseminating?

Jencat- Maybe the Diva Cup superhero could start rescuing women who fall w/o parachutes. Now that would definitely get you on Oprah! Good luck with the kitties. I am incredibly jealous of people who aren't allergic to cats. I'm pretty bad even when I'm when I'm taking my meds, and now that I've stopped for ttc, I can't even look at a cat w/o sneezing. It's a problem since my GF is a veterinarian!

So, that's my story. I decided to wait on the progesterone and take the day 21 test. And you know, since my boobs aren't sore, I can't possibly be pregnant, so might as well take advantage and get my levels tested.
post #272 of 315
Quote:
Originally Posted by AngelaM View Post
Hey folks,
mhiccup- I'm sorry AF appeared. I know what you mean about feeling sort of upbeat though- sometimes after the hell of the 2ww it's nice to feel like you can do something proactive again- choose a donor, order sperm, get everything lined up for the next try. How are you inseminating?
I think, in retrospect, that my song might not be as catchy in print as it is in my head, and might even make me appear a little off. Please forgive me all! We're doing clandestine iui - DP is a doctor, so even though the OB frowned at the suggestion we ordered up the catheters ourselves and made good use of the stirrups and speculum at her disposal. We think it's ridiculous to not do everything we can to increase our odds given how expensive this process is.
post #273 of 315
Quote:
Originally Posted by mhiccup View Post
IWe're doing clandestine iui - DP is a doctor, so even though the OB frowned at the suggestion we ordered up the catheters ourselves and made good use of the stirrups and speculum at her disposal. We think it's ridiculous to not do everything we can to increase our odds given how expensive this process is.
We are too! Yay for home IUIs! I have a friend who's a nurse who comes over and does them for us, with my GF assisting. I know what you mean about maximizing your chances- it is sooo much money to spend, you want to do everything you possibly can to make it work. What's funny is that I spent a ton of money the first time ordering these "insemination devices" online that consisted of catheters and needleless syringes. Well, the syringes were totally the wrong size, so we just used the free ones the sperm bank sent, and my GF, who's a vet, took one look at the catheters, started laughing, and said, "These are tomcat catheters. We use them to unblock cats! They cost about 65 cents a piece!"

Live and learn... But how funny is it that I'm getting inseminated with something designed to unblock a tom cat??

Good luck choosing a new donor. I just looked at the catalogue and discovered that from our original 9 top contenders, only 3 are still available! Is there a run on sperm this month?
post #274 of 315
Hi everyone!
Can I join? I'm 33 and trying to conceive my first. We started ttc in June of this year.

I've only been ttc for about 3 months now, but still get sad every month when AF arrives. I know I shouldn't be sad, and it's too early for medical intervention. I just want people I can commiserate with each month that AF arrives.
post #275 of 315
Thread Starter 
oregonduck!!! I'll add your name to the first post. I hope your stay is short. But all these wonderful women will help make ttc much easier! Are you charting?

mhiccup - no worries on the song! Can't take life too seriously, now, can we?

Angela M - sorry if this is a stupid question but is GF your grandfather? That's what I initially thought but then thought it might be odd that your grandfather was helping with you iui...? I think I might be confuseled. Anyhoo..., I do plan to test next Tues or Wed too if AF is not here yet. Tues will be CD 28 for me (about 16 dpo I guess - not temping...) and I usually have a 26 day cycle. I'm figuring AF will come tho - she always has so far!

All - I hate to desert you as threadmaster but... I will be out of town starting Thursday at noon so I'll be on the road my last two days as threadmaster. I will have my laptop, however, so if I can find wi-fi I'll check in on you all!
post #276 of 315
jencat~you've been a wonderful threadkeeper! we'll be happy knowing you're beaming toward us from the desert, and actually, hopefully WITHOUT your diva cup. we'll have to come up with an alternative superhero name for you then! best wishes during the last 2ww stretch!
also, i think hiccup maybe meant GirlFriend for GF? stumped me a bit but that's my conclusion.

by the way, hiccup and angela, awesome that you are doing the IUIs. all my female-female partner friends have had success with IUI and they were all over 35. continued good luck!

WELCOME oregon duck!!!

somehow i'm already 5 dpo. this is the quickest cycle ever. hope it ends positively! bbs are pretty big right now...which doesn't always happen after O.
post #277 of 315
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wanting2BaMom View Post
On a personal note, one reason for my incogneto is I am soooooo majorly stressed about Thursday's appt. with the fertility specialist. I am trying not to focus on the negative things I fear he will say but also prepare myself for the possibility as well. DH got a teaching job so he will now not be going. I am debating about going solo or taking my mother (who can be very uptight, know-it-all and pushy - but I love her dearly!). I am thinking she may have me more stressed. Maybe I will bring her but have her wait outside... is that rude? Asking her to wait for 1 1/2 hrs???? AhhhhhH! Anyways...
Good luck on Thursday! : HTH that you get a specialist who really listens to your concerns and comes up with a good game plan.

Quote:
Originally Posted by poetgirl View Post
don't know if anyone has any advice but i've been very weepy the past month of ttc, esp. this week though. i realized in going back to teaching this week how much of an expectation i had about being preg. by the end of this summer. i wasn't aware how much i was wanting that til i went back to work not preg. i know you can't plan this stuff out and i'm trying to savor DH and not focus on it so much, but i feel really sad and scared. sigh. hoping to put things in perspective. i've had a lot of success lately in other areas of my life. maybe i can learn to focus on that fulfillment instead.
anyways, thanks for listening. it would be so much harder without this forum.
No advice, just understanding. This whole TTC thing can be so hard. So much waiting and planning and trying and hoping and feeling, ultimately, like so much of it is out of your hands. And then there's the wondering-- is everything okay with me? Is everything okay with DH? How far am I willing to go to find out? How long do I give my body to do it naturally before freaking out? : Anyway... I get it, the whole thing makes me weepy, too.

Quote:
Originally Posted by AngelaM View Post
Well, I think I nailed the timing- my temp rose the morning after I inseminated. Fingers crossed!
: Yay for the temp rise! :

Quote:
Originally Posted by jencat View Post
anica - I wish I knew if there was anything we could do to help implantation... I have never heard of anything tho - other than staying healthy. I'm always wondering if something I'm doing will *prevent* implantation - like a strenuous workout... or a hot day... but I think our bodies deserve more than we give them credit for. If it's going to happen, I think it'll happen no matter what...

I realize this is an extreme example but... On one of my Friday's off a few months ago, I caught an episode of Oprah where one of her guests was a woman who survived skydiving WITHOUT her parachute opening. She landed on her face - LIVED, had multiple reconstructive surgeries, etc. When she was in the hopital they realized she was just a few weeks PG - and the baby turned out fine!
Very wise, oh mighty Jencat, I will have a lot to live up to as threadkeeper next month.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jencat View Post
I may be joining you soon myself if AF rears her ugly head this weekend. I'm expecting AF on Sun or Mon - when I'll be volunteering in the HOT desert with the kitties. I'm still excited enough about my cup that AF won't be too depressing tho (I hope). I know what you're all thinking... ("I hope she doesn't go on and on about that darn diva cup again this month!")
What's a Diva Cup? Where is the smiley holding out a cross and garlic, Stay Away, AF! Stay away!

Quote:
Originally Posted by mhiccup View Post
That is awesome! I think everyone here should be a super hero of some sort with a spangly red cape. I'm a public defender, so maybe my cape can say "I criminals!"
Shouldn't that be "I alleged criminals!"


Quote:
Originally Posted by oregonduck View Post
Hi everyone!
Can I join? I'm 33 and trying to conceive my first. We started ttc in June of this year.

I've only been ttc for about 3 months now, but still get sad every month when AF arrives. I know I shouldn't be sad, and it's too early for medical intervention. I just want people I can commiserate with each month that AF arrives.

Oregonduck, you have found the right place, welcome!

As for me... before all you chartstalkers (*ahem* Jencat *ahem*) get all excited and start throwing words like "triphasic" out there, my temp this am could have been for real or I might be running a temp-- I had what felt like a UTI starting Friday night, finally went to the doc Monday, only to have them call me back and say the initial test (the urine dipstick) was okay and that they'd have to send the urine for culture. Unlike last time I had a UTI, where they called me after the urine dipstick and told me to go pick up the antibiotics they had already called in. Tonight, everything "down there" is finally starting to feel back to normal, but last night I was feeling flush and feverish. I came home from work feeling totally flushed and hot (and slightly nauseous), but my temp was only 98.0 when I got home. Trying not to get my hopes up. Trying to stay "neutral," as Jencat the Wise would say.
post #278 of 315
Quote:
Originally Posted by mischievium View Post

Shouldn't that be "I alleged criminals!"
Touche, Mischievium, touche!
post #279 of 315
You ladies are HILARIOUS!!! DH gets pissed that I pop on every morning as soon as I roll out of bed but he just doesn't understand that a little infertility humor from my MDC girls is all the medicine I need to the day! Between the songs, the superhero(ess) names and the personal stories, I leave for work with a smile on my face. Sorry for those with AF and GL to those on the 2ww!!! Oregonduck!!! I hope your stay is fruitful with support, humor and sticky babies!

I am so confused this month... I used the AIM sticks I bought through Amazon for the first time. I had 3 days with lines (2 of which were the darker of the three but still not as dark as the test line) and then no lines since (about 3 days). I started having left side ovary pain lastnight and still have it now... not really PAIN I guess but more crampiness. I am 23DPO (I think) and I BETTER NOT!!!! start AF early... my appt. is tomorrow and I want "the works". I hope everything is OK and I can start TTC again with you girls.

I have been living up these past 2 mths. on the TTC break. I planned a mini Highschool reunion with a few people at a local Tiki Bar. It was so much fun. Of course one friend brought up my appt. and so the topic of conversation then switched to my fertility problems... etc. At first I was bummed. I wanted to get away from that topic while I was having fun. it turned out to be a blessing though. My other friend proceeded to tell me how she had 2 back to back miscarriages when she and her husband started trying. She now has 4 kids, a boy, girl and a boy and girl twin... all natural!!! She was telling me all of her fears and I could totally relate. I think it is definetely true - people can't understand unless they have been through it! Sure they can be empathetic but not "know".

JENCAT - THANKS for your threadkeeper skills!!!!

I am headed out of town Friday for our (my husband's side) family Christmas. His grandparents go to Florida for the Winter so we celebrate Christmas Labor Day weekend. It is so much fun! We drawal names and have to make a gift. I chose to recycle this year since I have his uncle. I went to yard sales and found everything I could golf related and put it in a basket. We have a cookout with a bluegrass band on the families private runway (Uncle-n-law and father-n-law are pilots), crafts, nature hikes, etc. He is so lucky to have ALL 4 grandparents still around (all in their 90's).

I wish you all a happy, healthy and productive day!!!
post #280 of 315
Hi again!

Work has been really busy this week so far, and DH is busy with his first football stuff of the year etc., so that's why I'm not around as much.

Yeah, poet, this is the fastest 2ww for me ever so far too!

I think I'm 6DPO, but FF thinks I'm 8 DPO.

Based on my history etc., guys, what do you think, did I O on CD 12 or CD 14?

Either way, that means I think I'll test over the weekend already!

(Hope those tests I ordered arrive before then...)

Ah, I can feel Fall in the air, it seems almost that the light has changed in the last couple of days. And the sheepies are getting fat and woolly. I'll be putting the ram up for a month or so this weekend. Don't want lambs in Feb! Lambs at the beginning of April is much better for them all.

I'll be back with personals when I get a chance, but hi and hugs to everyone!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Trying To Conceive
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Pregnancy and Birth › Fertility › Trying To Conceive › Lucky TTC #1 in our 30's AUGUST!