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post #141 of 464
Can I be moved to Waiting to O Please! Yeah!! AF is here today and that means my long break is over. It was only 2 cycles out, but it feels like forever. I'm not breaking any more - I hate it. Even if we can only afford 1 vial per cycle, I would rather do that than not try at all.
post #142 of 464
2HM, I have to agree (and ) with kjm. You totally got knocked up on your first IUI with one folicle, if I recall correctly. Your body can do this just as it has before. Just think positive and don't dwell on the possible diagnosis. Sending lot of your way girlie and hoping this is your month! BTW, my RE said follie grow 1.5 to 2 a day! So your's should be a great size before your IUI. Good luck!
post #143 of 464
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Can I be moved to Waiting to O Please! Yeah!! AF is here today and that means my long break is over. It was only 2 cycles out, but it feels like forever. I'm not breaking any more - I hate it. Even if we can only afford 1 vial per cycle, I would rather do that than not try at all.
Woot, Pran, glad to have you back on the crazy-makin train!
post #144 of 464
2happymamas - I have what I believe (as yet undiagnosed by a dr) is PCOS, and my partner has it too. I have the facial hair (sideburns, primarily, they drive me NUTS), the body shape, the weird cycles, and I had horrible difficulty with nursing my son.

A friend of mine, who contributes to the breastfeeding with PCOS blog, told me that she found in her research that upwards of 40% of lesbians have PCOS. That startled me at first but I don't know and I'm no expert. I know that my friend is having a horrible time conceiving her 2nd and is probably going to have to use clomid to stimulate those ovaries of hers.

My herbalist and I have talked a lot about PCOS - it is one of the most misunderstood syndromes out there, and it's hard to pin down, because there are so many symptoms and variations of it. Some women have it and are happy to live with it unmanaged their entire lives because it doesn't affect them adversely - like my dp, who's most bothered by the ongoing face breakouts and the weight gain. But she, unlike me, has perfect 28-day cycles.

I was going to have the testing for PCOS done at the start of my next cycle, but then i got pregnant. Mostly because I have read one study that showed that a woman who had low supply with her first child took Metformin (a common drug given for PCOS) during her 2nd pregnancy and had a normal supply for her 2nd baby. I figured if this might be my case, I ought to get a diagnosis so I could "work the box" (I think a medical diagnosis is a lot like being shoved into a box) and have the ability to explore all possibilities of having a better milk supply.

PCOS is not a death knell for getting pregnant. A lot of women who have PCOS have a LOT of children because they aren't able to ever pin down their fertile times. Of course, we have a lot of experience in doing that here, but I am sure that if you work with a doctor who is supportive of you trying to get pregnant, your chances will be good!!!
post #145 of 464
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Originally Posted by pranava View Post
Can I be moved to Waiting to O Please! Yeah!! AF is here today and that means my long break is over. It was only 2 cycles out, but it feels like forever. I'm not breaking any more - I hate it. Even if we can only afford 1 vial per cycle, I would rather do that than not try at all.

YEAH PRAN!!! get in here already!!! grab those reins and hold tight!!
post #146 of 464
I got this from an email list I'm on. Thought some of us could really use it. I've printed it out and hung it up and work and home. It's Notes from the Universe. I really loved this one and wanted to share it.

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Don't be afraid. You needn't slay the beast nor scale the entire mountain. That's not how it's done. You only need to move through today, Rachel. Think of the distance you've already covered. Focus on your strengths. Let each new step remind you of your freedom. Let every breath you take remind you of your power. Seek out friends and guides; they're anxious to help. You're not alone. You're understood. This road has been walked before. Dance life's dance, just a few steps at a time, and in the wink of an eye you will wonder to yourself, "What beast, what mountain? Was I having a dream?"

Love you,
The Universe
post #147 of 464
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post #148 of 464
I'm on the Clomid rolelrcoaster... what a ride... between the hotflashes and bursting out crying for tiny specs of things... I'm sort of a wreck ! How long is this supposed to last ? My last dose is tomorrow....

Coco
xx
post #149 of 464
Well I just peed on a stick and....

!!!

So I might peep at the Dec DDC after all!! I'm cautiously ecstatic... for those new to the thread, we've been trying for #2 since June 2006. We got pg on the first try back then, mc'd 12 weeks later, have been trying almost every month since then, and this is the first + in 18 mos or so. So here's hoping for stickiness!!!

I'm going to keep it kind of quiet for a bit, but since this feels like my ttc community (though I've had trouble keeping up), I just had to share the news here!

to everyone!
post #150 of 464
hurrah!!!!!!

cautiously dancing :
post #151 of 464
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Oh WOW! : December DDC could have its own queer and pregnant thread! crazy crazy stuff. Congratulations
post #152 of 464
Thread Starter 
Incredible!!! Another Queer BFP!!! Love it!!!!

Congratulations Simcon!!! :
post #153 of 464
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Well I just peed on a stick and....

!!!

So I might peep at the Dec DDC after all!! I'm cautiously ecstatic... for those new to the thread, we've been trying for #2 since June 2006. We got pg on the first try back then, mc'd 12 weeks later, have been trying almost every month since then, and this is the first + in 18 mos or so. So here's hoping for stickiness!!!

I'm going to keep it kind of quiet for a bit, but since this feels like my ttc community (though I've had trouble keeping up), I just had to share the news here!

to everyone!

Yay! This month is awesome for this queer parents. If I get pregnant this cycle, I am due Jan. 3 but have decided to join the December DDC.

post #154 of 464
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Well I just peed on a stick and....

!!!

So I might peep at the Dec DDC after all!! I'm cautiously ecstatic... for those new to the thread, we've been trying for #2 since June 2006. We got pg on the first try back then, mc'd 12 weeks later, have been trying almost every month since then, and this is the first + in 18 mos or so. So here's hoping for stickiness!!!

I'm going to keep it kind of quiet for a bit, but since this feels like my ttc community (though I've had trouble keeping up), I just had to share the news here!

to everyone!
wahoo wahoo wahoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That is so awesome to hear! We'll be cautiously celebrating over here for you.

Take care of yourself,
megin (and katie and quinn)
post #155 of 464
whoop whoop whoop simcon!!

yeah maybe we could start our own december ddc because the existing one sure is boring I must have had a really rare experience the first time around.. or maybe it's because MDC wasn't so big back then. I can't keep up with the roll call thread, which is gigantic, but for some reason, hardly anyone wants to gab, and no one about inane topics

OK, next BFP please!!!!
post #156 of 464
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Frog- Lorenzo and Saki are super cute... I hope the family blending goes well.... How are you holding up?
I'm okay. I'm beyond exhausted and I'm very, very sad about my cousin and our uncle, and I'm worried about my cousin's mom (who's also sister to the uncle who died).

The upside in all of this is that turtle and I had some long hours in the car and spent some of that time talking about our hopes to parent and we have agreed to a course of action, so that's good.
post #157 of 464
simcon! I'm so excited for you! Cautiously, of course, but excited nonetheless!
post #158 of 464
Frog,

Simcon! OH MY GOD! WOOT! Opps sorry, woot! Congrats girl. Here's some : for a long, healthy pregnancy! It's like AngelaM always wanted, a queer baby boom!

Ok, whose next?
post #159 of 464
Thread Starter 
I think there are still a few of us in the TWW. Me...I'm starting to test tomorrow. 10DPO...so it's early...but what the heck, right? I've been dying to pee on something!!!
post #160 of 464
Holy Shamolie!!! Another BFP??? Congrats Simcon! : Boy, this is definitely the month to get knocked up around here...can't wait for my IUIs this weekend!!!

Frog, I'm glad you and Turtle were able to figure out your next steps... :
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