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post #161 of 201
Pranava, you're so knocked up! :
post #162 of 201

Just thinking...

I don't know about you guys but I have really enjoyed this thread. We tend to have a few differences when we are TTC than our hetro counterparts and it's nice to have a place to discuss those issues with like-minded individuals who are going through or have gone through the same things.

SO I got to thinking... I know there are a bazillion TTC threads on MDC but with Sept coming up I thought we could start a Queer TTC monthly thread for this board. I would consider managing the Sept thread if others are interested, even if I do get my BFP this round.

So what do you think? Are there already too many TTC threads out there? Or could we use another one here for us Queer folk? If so, I'll start the new thread in Sept.

ps. this way I can continue to stalk all of you after Aug. Muaahhh!
post #163 of 201
after I'll I've said....count me in
post #164 of 201
I'd love to see a queer ttc thread! I won't participate (hopefully!) but I would dearly enjoy it.
post #165 of 201
I so hope you're right BurtsGirl! It feels just like AF, so maybe tomorrow's temp will be up and I can stop doubting myself.


As for the September thread. . . Yippeee!!!! Great idea!!!! I will be there (if necessary). It is a very different process that we go through and we need to have a place too. I started out posting in the TTC forum, but not many people there had any advice on inseminating and frozen sperm. I think the price tag attached to our method of conceiving really impacts at least my emotional response. I know my funds are limited, so I really need it to work faster than the standard "1 year it takes a normal healthy couple to conceive"
post #166 of 201
hang in there pran, its not over until our dear AF sings
post #167 of 201

Bummer

Well, looks like it was just wishful thinking. I think AF is here in full swing now, just 4 days early. On the bright side, at least I can drink over the holiday weekend. Also, I can join you all in the TTC September site! Thanks for all your support.
Pranava
post #168 of 201
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AF is here in full swing now, just 4 days early. On the bright side
Darn it!!
post #169 of 201
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Well, looks like it was just wishful thinking. I think AF is here in full swing now, just 4 days early.
Damn, I'm sorry Pranava. I totally thought you were going to get that BFP.
post #170 of 201

Well, we may have done it.

Thank you for the welcome wishes! I am also glad to hear someone else is using Fairfax - we have really enjoyed them.

Well, 9 DPO and too early for the test I guess. We are feeling good though - Susan had spotting at 7-8 DPO, today brought near puking at 5am, some metallic taste in the mouth and extreme fatigue.

Hopefully we will have an answer in a few days!
post #171 of 201
Pranava- I'm sorry. Big hugs. This process just sucks sometimes.

In the vein of TMI, my girlfriend and I were lying in bed this morning when she started to touch my breasts. Instead of getting excited about sex in the morning, I started crying because they still don't feel sore, and thus, I am still convinced that I'm not preggers.

BurtsGirl- I think a monthly thread would be great. I read/post at the TTC in our 30s thread in the ttc forum (which is great), but it would be really nice to have a queer-specific place. It's true, as Pranava said, that the financial and logistical issues surrounding queer babymaking make it an emotionally specific sort of process.

God, I am so weepy today. Maybe I am pregnant after all...
post #172 of 201
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I'm not getting excited yet, but I am still in the game. I'm still not bleeding, the PMS and cramping have gone, I'm light headed and I have awful nausea. After spending almost $40 (~ $7 / test) on tests so far, I will NOT test until tomorrow. :

I hear what you are all saying about the intensity of hanging out here. I feel the same way but equally feel comforted by the solidarity I feel with you all. And, as I keep attributing to all my personality flaws, I'm an Aries - short bursts of intensity is what I do.

BurtsGirl...I can relate, as I think many of us can, with everything you wrote in your blog entry.

I'm with you on a monthly Queer TTC thread too. I've been so thrilled with the success of this one. I'm wondering though if we should consider putting it on the TTC board - y'know - just for a bit of exposure/mdc consciousness raising and queer parents profile building. What do others think? I get it if ppl would feel safer/better about keeping it to this section though.
post #173 of 201
I think a monthly thread would be great! Though I apparently won't be participating. Maybe we need a pregnant thread too, lol!

I have been panicking for the past 2-3 days (my period was due yesterday) because I've been having cramping and backaches that feel just like the imminent approach of AF. However, I usually only cramp for about 1/2 day before AF starts, and my pain...changed...today to be less PMS like. And no sign of AF. So to those who are feeling PMSy, there's still hope.
post #174 of 201
Cramping is really normal at this stage, TheGirls! I had lots of cramping right before my period would have been due, which was a clue for me as I usually have almost none. I still have cramping on and off. Did with my daughter too.
post #175 of 201
I am currently 6DPO and dying to POAS. I really, really wanna test. Isn't 8DPO the soonest possible that a BFP can be detected? I have had some minor cramping the past few days, but not much like AF cramping. I was getting excited because of it until I realized that I farted after virtually each "cramp." So unless gas is a sign of pregnancy, I think I can dismiss the "cramps" as a sign of implantation.

I went to the RE yesterday. In case I do not get a BFP, I am going to do an IUI next month. We realized that since we inseminated with 3 vials this month, we spent $1200 on sperm! The cost of one IUI and one vial of sperm is a few hundred dollars less expensive, so that's the route we will take. That is, of course, if I do not get a BFP. I am pretty hopeful because we inseminated one vial the day before ovulation and two vials the day of ovulation.
post #176 of 201
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I was getting excited because of it until I realized that I farted after virtually each "cramp." So unless gas is a sign of pregnancy, I think I can dismiss the "cramps" as a sign of implantation.


It's funny how much more in tune with our bodies we are while TTC, eh?

I lost my internet for a few days and I feel so outta the loop!

Pravna- sorry about AF. Have a fun weekend, though

thismama- thanks for the info on cramping. i had lost all hope until i read that. i'm 11dpo/dpi and i have felt very pms-y. extremely emotional and some light cramping. i thought i was out of the game. now i feel like i might have a shred of hope left!

mmm- so glad you're still in. fingers crossed for you! i think "crashing" the ttc board would be a mixed bag. why not just join a "regular" thread? but as a latent lesbian avenger, the idea appeals to my dramatic side

angelam- i feel your pain! my wife doesn't know what to do with my weepy self. no sex until i KNOW if i'm pg or not!

so, after a very disheartening BFN at 10 DPO, I asked my wife to take the remaining tests to work. i'm waiting until saturday. if i bleed, we save some $ on tests. if i don't, then at least the answer i get should be conclusive!

good luck and happy waiting.....
post #177 of 201
Looks like a TTC monthly thread is a good idea to most everyone here. I'll probably start the thread tomorrow even though it's still Aug because I have a pretty busy Sat. I'd like to keep track of where everyone is in their cycle (like the ONE thread) so we can keep up with everyone.

MMM, my concern about putting the monthly thread on the TTC board, although that seems logical, would be that queers wouldn't necessarly find us there. I came to this board long before I walked into the TTC board.

2hm, SO glad you're back with us! I feel like we haven't heard from you in forever and I was wondering how you guys were. Your timing was so right on! I'm having the same thing happening. Mild, really mild, cramping and gas. I'm also have a little heartburn in the morning. I normally do not have gas like this and according to one preg book I glanced through gas can be a symptom, although it also could have been the mexican I ate night before last. For me, I'm not counting them as prego symptoms yet though.

Erin, glad you've found your way back to us! Good luck on Sat!!!

FF finally gave me my crosshairs and confirmed the O date I thought. I'm still a little hesistant to believe we got our timing right but my opinion also changes every few minutes, .

I'm really enjoying our little group here! Hope everyone has a great day!
post #178 of 201
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2hm, SO glad you're back with us! I feel like we haven't heard from you in forever and I was wondering how you guys were. Your timing was so right on! I'm having the same thing happening. Mild, really mild, cramping and gas. I'm also have a little heartburn in the morning. I normally do not have gas like this and according to one preg book I glanced through gas can be a symptom, although it also could have been the mexican I ate night before last. For me, I'm not counting them as prego symptoms yet though.
Sorry I have been staying away for the past few days. I have been SO busy with work and I went back to school on Monday evening to complete the last class for my Master's in Social Work.

Today is 7DPO and I really wanted a spike in temps, but my temp was only 97.82. Within 15 seconds of the thermometer beeper going off and me reading the temp, I stuck it back into my mouth to retemp. I can do that, right? I thought maybe I fell asleep of something the first time. I never got out of bed or sat up....When I took my second temp, it was 97.99. I liked that temp better. Can I do that or did I cheat?

I had a dream last night that when I went to wipe after using the bathroom, lots of EWCM streaked with faint traces of blood were on the toliet paper. I was really excited in the dream because I knew it was spotting and I have NEVER spotted before in my life.

I have been doing a lot of lurking, but just have not posted much. But now I am baaack! To
post #179 of 201

dpo before testing

How long did all of you ladies wait to test? Today is 7DPO and the overwhelming urge to test has just now hit. I really, really want to test tomorrow, but I am scared. I am so scared to get a BFN. I was not prepared to be this emotionally invested. I mean, I obviously KNEW that I wanted to get pregnant, but I do not think I am prepared to get a BFN. I think I will be much more upset than I ever anticipated if I get a BFN. I know that part of it likely has to do with this being our first cycle TTC, but I am going to be very disappointed and upset if it did not work.
post #180 of 201
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I don't know about you guys but I have really enjoyed this thread. We tend to have a few differences when we are TTC than our hetro counterparts and it's nice to have a place to discuss those issues with like-minded individuals who are going through or have gone through the same things.

SO I got to thinking... I know there are a bazillion TTC threads on MDC but with Sept coming up I thought we could start a Queer TTC monthly thread for this board. I would consider managing the Sept thread if others are interested, even if I do get my BFP this round.

So what do you think? Are there already too many TTC threads out there? Or could we use another one here for us Queer folk? If so, I'll start the new thread in Sept.

ps. this way I can continue to stalk all of you after Aug. Muaahhh!
Hi Burtsgirl,
I think this is a great idea!
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