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post #161 of 281
Thanks for the update Angi! Everything sounds great!

A few suggestions for giving yourself a shot. I prefer grabbing a bunch of stomach skin/fat and doing it there. Also, when you give the shot do it like a dart - fast! You will do great! GL on Friday!
post #162 of 281
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Ok. First step is done. I had the transvaginal ultrasound today.
Everything is where is it supposed to be, and it's all there. That is good.
Anyway, the tech was wonderful. He had a sense of humor, too. When I apologized for the furry legs (I rarely shave), he said: "No problem. I didn't shave either". I think I'm in love.

Here are the results:

There are no polyps, blockages, or other abnormalities that he could see.

This month is the left ovary with a 21.6 mm follicle. The endometrium (sp?) is currently 9.9 (mm?). I get to give my self the Ovidrel shot between 7 and 9 tonight.

I've never given myself a shot, but there is a very nice instructional sheet and she showed me a few tips on doing it. So that should be good.

The IUI is scheduled fro Friday at 8:45 am.

Eeep. :

Sounds good Angi. I had the exact same schedule last week!!! Let's hope our IUIs do the trick!
post #163 of 281
snowbell, i would, but i don't know how to get it on this thing. i'm a little blonde I tested on the 11dpo and 12dpo and 13dpo (i didn't believe it the first 2 times...haha) I go for the official blood test tomorrow morning.

Angi - everything sounds great to me! My ER says anything over 7 on ur lining is good and 21.6 is great for a follicle. They say the bigger the follicle the better chance it has of maturing. I wish you luck!!
post #164 of 281
Sorry I've been so bad keeping up with this thread.

Congratulations Kiki! :Good luck with the test tomorrow!!

I am so anxous to get into the TWW already! If this cycle doesn't work, I think I am going to the RE for medications and triggers. This whole late-turning-positive-OPK business is driving me nuts!
post #165 of 281
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quasar, GL, and I hope you don't have to go to the RE! What CD are you?

Angi, GL today!!! I'm so excited for you! How was the shot?

snowbell, thanks. I haven't told anyone IRL about our IF struggles. Actually, DH doesn't want us to share it with anyone. He thinks it is private and doesn't see the need to talk about it with anyone besides each other. Plus, he has a hard time with the label "infertile". He thinks we would only get that label if we try IVF a bunch of times and fail, and then adopt. I really want to respect his privacy, but I'm going crazy keeping it all inside.

That's another reason why I value all of you so much, you are my support. so thanks!
post #166 of 281
The shot went well. Of course it probably helps that there is a rather large layer of "insulation" around the injection site. Felt nothing. Of course, I had my eyes closed when I actually stuck myself. After that, no problem. It's the actual needle going in.
Now its 12 hours after the shot, 24 hours before the IUI. The countdown begins...

Now for a question on side effects for Ovidrel. I did look up on the web some info, so I know the (very mild) nausea I'm feeling is considered a side effect, but is the tightness in the bbs also one? I'm feeling a little bit of swelling, but that may just be my imagination.
post #167 of 281
Hooray for Kiki!!! Congratulations on your BFP!

Thanks for all the everyone!

Had a consult with the RE this morning. We talked about laproscopy vs. just jumping to IVF. He was leaning toward IVF, but I felt better doing the lap first. Not only b/c of insurance and $ issues, but also because it just seems weird to me that after 2 easy conceptions that I would need to move to IVF. I'm feeling like there is something scarring or something that is preventing us and that makes more sense to me than the egg and sperm just can't meet... Plus this way I'll know if infertility will be a problem in the future, if we decided to have any more children.

Surgery is on Aug 5, in 19 days. I have a script for BC to use until then but DH is pushing me to not take it and to just avoid sex. I did say that I wanted a month off of hormones this cycle, so I'm undecided. But I'll make up my mind by the end of the day.

Kidzilla is adjusting to being home again. He used to be "little bit" but then he got too big. I call him Kidzilla because it always reminds me of the old school Godzilla movies where Godzilla is crashing through town, destroying things haphazardly and making wierd noises. Sometimes it feels like that's what happens in Kidzilla's room when I'm not looking. But I've been banned from naming any future children Mothra or Gigan...

Good luck everyone!

Kim
post #168 of 281
Hi Ladies,

Angi, glad to hear how well you did with your shot. I was never able to give myself not even one shot. I either had the nurses do it or DH. (I'm a wimp) As for the any side effects of the Ovidrel, I felt a little queasy after but that's about it. Just a few more hours...

Kim, good luck with your surgery. I think you're very strong. Much stronger than I think I could or would ever be.

As for me...I am now officially pregnant. Had my blood test this morning and got a call about an hour ago that confirmed I am indeed pregnant. I was told my Beta is a 255, which apparently is a great number. I go back on saturday and by then I am told that number should at least be over 400. If the numbers are good then on Sunday I go back for u/s. At that point they'll be able to see how many I'm carrying. DH is convinced it's twins and is excited beyond belief but of course he would be, I'm the one who's going to be doing all the heavy lifting...haha. I'm not greedy, I just want one healthy baby at the end of all this.

Hope you are all hanging in there and doing well...
post #169 of 281
biomama, i completely understand your husband's feelings for wanting to keep this a private matter. i'm in agreement with him about the use of the word "infertile". it is used too quickly to describe a woman's fertility. i really believe we are all fertile (even though i don't always feel it!)...

Angi, great job with the shot!

Kim, good luck with the surgery. it will hopefully bring you peace of mind.

kiki, that's great news! keep us posted on how many you are carrying.
post #170 of 281
Yay Kiki! I am happy for you! *Doin' an happy dance!*

Best of luck Kim! And I was totally going to use Kidzilla for the possible future child. I am such a Godzilla fan. I even have a copy of Gojira! The original Japanese version.

Oh well, since you already have it, I suppose I'll settle for either Mothra or Rodan.
post #171 of 281
Hi All. I'm wondering if anyone else has a reaction to the progesterone suppositories - or is it something else? I have what feels like a yeast infection - I've only had 1 or 2 in my life. Anyone have ideas suggestions. Oy! The 2ww is killing me.
post #172 of 281

12 hours

Yep. 12 hours and my doctor is going to knock me up. Or at least try to.
I have a friend going with me. She arranged for someone to watch her kids tomorrow morning and will be there distracting me while the doctor does what he needs to do with the high-tech turkey baster. (I've decided that is more comforting then a caulking gun.)

So, it's really happening. Until now, it's just been this "maybe someday" thing.

And I'm not a totally freaked out as I was awhile ago. I'm actually getting a bit zen about the whole thing.

Wow.
post #173 of 281
kiki, another huge official CONGRATULATIONS on your BFP : wishing you a H&H 9 months. Enjoy every minute of it!

Snowbell, The only people that know about what we're going through is our direct families. I think it's good to have some form of support. This forum is wonderful because we can go into TMI - whereas with family, it's just really a matter of updating them on the progress. Thanks guys

EastbayK, best of luck for your surgery. I think it's wise to confirm that nothing is wrong before taking the next step, otherwise you'll have the 'what if' in your head.

Angi, GL for your IUI. I hope it goes well and is quick and easy and successful! Let us know how you go.

My update, well, I've survived almost 1 week of the 2WW (actually I've realised it's a 2.3WW for me and every day counts!) I managed this wek pretty well, but I know next week will be when I start being too anxious to go the toilet

How are all the other 2WW'ers going?
post #174 of 281
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How are all the other 2WW'ers going?
I'm going crazy! This has definitely been one of the longest tww for me so far! 6 down...8 to go.
post #175 of 281
Jelly Bean & DLT- good luck with the rest of your TWW. I hope it goes by fast!!!

EastbayK- I would probably do the same thing if I were in your shoes. Good luck and keep us posted!!

Angi- Wow, being knocked up by your dr and you are telling everyone!!! What is this world coming to??
Good luck!!! Fingers crossed for you tomorrow!!

corikodjo- sorry I can't help you but i sure hope you feel better soon.

kiki99- Yeah!!!: How exciting!! Good luck and I can't wait to hear how many "little peas are in the pod"!!!

Biomama- how are you doing????

So our IUI won't be for maybe 2 weeks, but no one told us if we are suppose to abstain for a certain period of time before it or not. Anyone know? TIA I also got my ovidrel shot in the mail today and when i opened it it had a freezer pack with it but it was thawed and the shot really wasn't cold at all - it was about 90 some degrees here today. I called the pharm and they said it should be fine. I sure hope they are right!!!!!
post #176 of 281
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How are all the other 2WW'ers going?
Hanging in there, DLT. 9 dpo I think. I'm not too positive given our recent m/f situation but ready for a miracle at any time. I'll get a blood test 13 dpo.

HUGS, ALL.
post #177 of 281
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TIA I also got my ovidrel shot in the mail today and when i opened it it had a freezer pack with it but it was thawed and the shot really wasn't cold at all - it was about 90 some degrees here today. I called the pharm and they said it should be fine. I sure hope they are right!!!!!
According to the packaging that came with my Ovidrel shot (yes, I read it), and the manufacturer website, as long as the liquid is still clear, you are fine. And you can keep it room temp for up to 30 days. The main thing is keeping it out of direct light until you are ready to use it.
Also, may I recommend that you make sure it is at room temp before you inject it? If it's even the slightest bit cold, you will definitely feel it. (From experience)
post #178 of 281
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Angi, we are all there with you too, in spirit! How exciting mama!

poetgirl, don't give up hope! I'm pulling for you guys. Hang in there.

blueyezz4, they told us to abstain for 3-4 days before the IUI. (we have m/f, so this is to increase DH's sperm count, I can't remember if that is what you are dealing with too?). Since it isn't always easy for me to predict ovulations (it's been CD13, 14 and 15 before), we've had between 2-5 days of abstinence. This cycle we had 5 days, and DH gave his best sample yet (>50 million!).

snowbell, thanks for saying that. I don't always agree with DH, and I hadn't really figured out how I feel about it (the "infertile" label, the privacy), so it was good to hear your perspective. I guess it's maybe easier for me to accept the label, because I know that it isn't really "my fault" (I know it's no one's fault), because we have m/f. Does that make sense? It's maybe a false bravado for me, I can say I'm infertile and it doesn't hurt me because I'm actually not really infertile, but I'm part of a sub-fertile couple...

kiki, what an awesome beta! congrats!

I'm 7dpo now, so officially obsessing now about implantation signs. I have gotten phantom "implantation dips" on my chart before, and phantom "implantation cramping" so I know this is a futile effort to look for these signs... doesn't stop me! This is the part of the 2ww where I become insane though, super emotional and labile, cranky, etc. I hate waiting!

Other 2ww-ers, DLT, Jelly_Bean, Poet, Cori, who else?
How are you guys coping lately? I'm going to see the new batman movie tonight, and then I'm going to try to clean the house really well this weekend. What are you doing? (anyone have book recommendations?)
post #179 of 281
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blueyezz4, they told us to abstain for 3-4 days before the IUI. (we have m/f, so this is to increase DH's sperm count, I can't remember if that is what you are dealing with too?). Since it isn't always easy for me to predict ovulations (it's been CD13, 14 and 15 before), we've had between 2-5 days of abstinence. This cycle we had 5 days, and DH gave his best sample yet (>50 million!).

(anyone have book recommendations?)
Biomama- We don't really have m/f issues, but I think we will abstain for a couple days before hand just to be safe. I think it is weird they never said anything to me about it, but who knows.

I just went to a CEU (continuing education class) on Hormone health and the speaker was very good. She had also written a book (Invite Joy Into Your Life by Mary Seger,NP PhD) and I bought it while i was there. The book is more of a self help/Mind-body spirit book but looked good to me. Here is the excerpt from the back. You can read it and see if you think you would be interested. Maybe some of you other in your TWW would enjoy it too to help pass the time. Good luck!!!!!!!

Traditionally women are so busy being wives, mothers, daughters, caregivers, employees, etc. - they have little or no time to think about, let alone take care of, their own needs and desires. Does it seem like your days just drag on ...it's one vicious circle of responsiblity and meeting the demands of family, friends, and work? Is something amiss - but you can't quite figure it out what it is? Invite Joy into you life: Steps for Women who want to rediscover the simple pleasures of living will help you slow down enough to discover what brings you joy and how to get it back in your life. Dr Mary Seger provides wise counseling and guidance on how to find your passion and experience happiness. It is about caring for YOU so you have the strength and good health to care for others.
post #180 of 281
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Other 2ww-ers, DLT, Jelly_Bean, Poet, Cori, who else?
How are you guys coping lately? I'm going to see the new batman movie tonight, and then I'm going to try to clean the house really well this weekend. What are you doing? (anyone have book recommendations?)
Hi Bio - I'm hanging in there. I have a very busy weekend - which is good. Although I am so going crazy. I wanted to POAS this morning but I knew that was ridiculous - so I didn't. I'm the same as you only 7dpo. What was I thinking. Unfortunately I have been having lots of itching and burning and I don't know if it's a reaction to the suppositories or what. I'm gonna call the RE today. I don't want to use OTC medication cause I don't want it to mess with conceiving. I am supposed to go in for a bloodtest on the 25th, but I know I'll test before then. How about you? What do you think you'll do? What about everyone else?



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Biomama- We don't really have m/f issues, but I think we will abstain for a couple days before hand just to be safe. I think it is weird they never said anything to me about it, but who knows.

I just went to a CEU (continuing education class) on Hormone health and the speaker was very good. She had also written a book (Invite Joy Into Your Life by Mary Seger,NP PhD) and I bought it while i was there. The book is more of a self help/Mind-body spirit book but looked good to me. Here is the excerpt from the back. You can read it and see if you think you would be interested. Maybe some of you other in your TWW would enjoy it too to help pass the time. Good luck!!!!!!!

Traditionally women are so busy being wives, mothers, daughters, caregivers, employees, etc. - they have little or no time to think about, let alone take care of, their own needs and desires. Does it seem like your days just drag on ...it's one vicious circle of responsiblity and meeting the demands of family, friends, and work? Is something amiss - but you can't quite figure it out what it is? Invite Joy into you life: Steps for Women who want to rediscover the simple pleasures of living will help you slow down enough to discover what brings you joy and how to get it back in your life. Dr Mary Seger provides wise counseling and guidance on how to find your passion and experience happiness. It is about caring for YOU so you have the strength and good health to care for others.
Hi blueyezz. My husband has very good counts and we were told to BD on wednesday abstain on thursday and IUI was on Friday. His counts were really good at IUI. Just my two cents.
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