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#481 of 1519 Old 02-13-2013, 05:23 PM
 
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Sila- do you know anything about home birth if they end up sending me to a high-risk OB? It seems like it can lead to growth restriction which usually ends up at a high-risk office. I feel like on top of everything else my dreams of an intervention free birth are also flushing away. 

 

mamatara- thank you for the good vibes! We hope so too, only time will tell. 


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toothfairy - i confess, i've been googling on your behalf as well and i've come across several situations where the sac wasn't growing but then suddenly caught up. i guess it truly is a wait and see situation but not a situation that is doomed by any stretch. still praying nonstop.

sila - your tulips sound lovely! my dh is anti-valentines day and forced romanticism. i let him get away with it as long as he remembers to be romantic on other days... so far so good. but he hasn't gotten me flowers in a while... hmph!

chuord - enjoy this time with your dh! what a gift!

afm - trying not to freak out. i've been feeling ovulate-y this evening. i'm only cd 8 but i'm so paranoid that all these meds are gonna make me ovulate early. we went ahead and bd'd this afternoon and my ovaries were quite sore during and after the "activities" and i've even had a bit of spotting. i know i have a leftover cyst from last cycle so maybe that's the culprit? i will feel so much better once i get a peak inside tomorrow... sigh. there's always something to worry about...

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The gestation sac size in pregnancies resulting from in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and embryo transfer have been compared with those in spontaneous pregnancies. Small-for-dates gestational sac sizes were found in 36% of the IVF pregnancies. This proportion held for both singleton and multiple pregnancies. With increasing gestation beyond 8 weeks the gestation sac volume increasingly approached normal. In contrast to spontaneous conceptions, IVF pregnancies had a low rate of pregnancy loss once fetal heart movements were demonstrated, when the gestation sac size was small-for-dates. Small sac size in an IVF pregnancy may lead to the misdiagnosis of a failed pregnancy.


I'm going to take this study to heart & run with it so I can sleep. Also, I started getting nausea today. Lucky me.


Indie- that was always my biggest fear & inevitably every time, my follicles were small & totally not ready. Praying for you too lovely!

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Thanks sila and indie! We are enjoying it... Although I think the work will start soon (he's working with his old prof, who's 77? And almost ready to retire!)
Sila you'll have to let us know how tomorrows family present goes down... I agree the tulips sound perfect! I'll try and remember that next Tuesday is the start date - lol but since I don't know which meds are which 😝 I'll probably get confused lol!
Indie, we decided to go without the mass marketing this year... Dh is normally quite romantic and has done some wonderful things for me in the past... Being appreciated is awesome! Hoping and praying that your follies stay out until ripe and ready!
Hugs and hope to SKJ, msD, Chrissy and any I've missed...
TF - I love the latest bit you found, I agree hold onto that one - this baby is meant to stay put... And you had a fab heart beat! I did some energy work on both you and baby as I don't know who 'controls' the sack... Re birthing I know it can be important to you... Here's another story, I asked my friend what her birthing plan was, she replied 'to have a healthy baby' I said I know, but how do you plan to give birth... To which she replied 'we want a healthy baby and we will happily do whatever it takes to fulfil that' I know your journey has been long and hard, but I hope this helps you find peace if you don't get your birthing option xxx
Afm - almost finished AF... So then the 'business' can begin! Lol

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toothfairy - YES. that was exactly the article you needed to find! this is going to be ok!! hope you got amazing sleep last night!

 

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Indie - rofl!!!! Awesome!
Night all xxx

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one follicle. i'm crushed.

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One? How big is it?? Possible others will catch up? Hopefully the egg quality is fantastic & you only need the one!

To commiserate, I only had 1 with my injectable IUI, felt like a huge waste if you remember this time last year :( 


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Indie - Oh I'm devastated for you!!! No other hopefuls that might grow? 

 

TF - I'll have to come back to answer your other Q's.

 

You guys are freakin me out!!! Here I wait for my injectables to arrive....sometime between 8-4....


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Just had to come back and say IT CAME! Now I can't wait to start and I'm excited again!

 

Follistim, Follistim pen, trigger, sharps container, progesterone. I feel cool. It also looks like I've only had to pay $100 for all of that so far! I had them bill my insurance. Please God let it be true.


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sila - yay for your box of hope! :) and that's awesome if it only cost you $100 for all of that!!

 

cait - somehow it makes me feel better knowing you only got one follie on your injectible cycle... do you remember your protocol/dosage? i don't really know if my dosage was considerd a lot or a little or medium... i was on 112.5 units of gonal f from cycle days 4 through 8. my follie was 17 point something. which is smaller than my other two medicated IUI cycles... last time i was at 19.5 on cd 8 last cycle and my cycle over the summer i believe my follies were in the 20's on day of trigger... the ultrasound tech said i had "one good follicle" there was something else she was measuring but didn't tell me the measurments... but now that i think of it, i think it may have been the cyst that i started the cycle with. i'm thinking i will trigger tomorrow night... haven't gotten my call yet. i'm trying to remain hopeful. i know it's still possible... but i hate that i responded so poorly.


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I usually lurk on this thread, but I wanted to chime in...

Indie - 10 years ago, when I was doing injectable IUI, one month I only had one follie, we triggered it, and it resulted in my daughter. One follie is better then zero follies. (That's happened to me before. It sucks.) Thinking happy thoughts for you and your egg. smile.gif

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TF - I know it's hard not to worry. You would have to interview some midwives and see what they consider as risking out of home birth. Most midwives don't do any early u/s just a 20wk anatomy scan. If all is "normal" at that point with baby's growth you are probably fine. If you end up in the beginning being referred to a high risk OB but everything turn out fine and they release you as low-risk then you will be fine too :) Your dreams aren't flushing away, intervention free hospital birth happens all the time! But I know what you mean. Just be sure you hire the best doula available ;) I have already decided for myself that I will do the betas or at lest 1 to make sure my progesterone is ok since I still wonder if that was a part of my losses. If I only had 1 follicle and end up pg I will be refusing any early u/s, I have have multiple follicles I will consent to 1 early u/s but later (probably 8wks) to rule out multiples. 

 

Indie - My DH is so anti-Valentines and the whole commercial holiday thing too. I offered him the same deal. But, he tends not to be very romantic on other days either, so I got the flowers ;) I'm also interested to see how close you are to ovulating. I once had the same feeling around CD11 on Clomid and freaked out bc I didn't have a monitoring appt until next day and was convinced I was ovulating bc I was in so much pain! Well, I ended up ovulated my latest of all my Clomid cycles that cycle...

 

Love and virtual hugs and flowers to all of you this Valentine's Day! I truly love you all!


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oh, mamaBlue, thank you so much for de-lurking to tell me that! i needed to hear that. thank you thank you thank you. i scour the internet to find stories to keep my hope alive so this totally helped to save my day...

 

sila - i'm dying to get my phone call to find out about when to trigger... it's 4pm an no phone call yet. i'm worried that i'm going to slip through the cracks since my doctor is out of town this week...


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Indie - I'm sorry you're feeling down about the one follie... Here's hoping you follow mama blues and Silas lead - a late ovulating big fat egg that fertilizes and buries so well in your uterus you feel it happen! Hope you can visualize it 😊 sent you heaps of juice (energy) last night... And did your dh too... Praying for it to work!
Sila - yay for the box of magic! Lol you are next on the 'juice' list 😉 hope that the extra help (box of bits) gives you that confidence, and that it works like a charm!
TF - I gave both you and your baby a good dose of energy list night too (feel like I've said this already - but I have no idea who controls the 'sack') I'm sure this baby is meant to be there, and hope you get some calm - and enjoy that nausea lol, I've heard if no nausea you're more likely to miscarry...
Afm - hope this distracts and cheers... had a kinergetics treatment yesterday, I love that when she's 'tuned' into me my body has to be upfront and honest... I checked if I need any more supplements for pregnancy, and no I'm good on what I'm taking... We resolved an issue around breast feeding, and separated nutrient needs between me and 'potential' baby so that we both get what we need... Lol it feels like fine tuning, compared to earlier... A few months ago we resolved an issue for me and that's when Ranee met the 'character' that will be our baby - lol it came out to point out it wanted these things fixing in me before it showed as it was having none of my issues passed on lol... So cheeky and apparently full of energy like me. Until then I only wanted a girl, would have felt robbed with a boy... Now it's almost the reverse, I'm looking forward to finding out if this is all true, and am so totally in love with that potential baby...
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Help? Is there a "yay" here or is the hcg still in my system? On cd29. Be back for personals later.

 

 

 

 


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Chrissy - I can't see anything on the wondfos, but it looks like a pink + on the frer! I have no idea though if it could be a hangover hcg level... Although I thought we saw that drop right off earlier in the month? I have a good feeling, but hope some of the others are still around to give you a real answer! Huge hugs and lots of hope xxx

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HI lovely ladies! I've missed you. I was traveling for work, but I was reading along. I'll do my best to get everyone...

Chrissy - The wondfos are definitely negative, but I agree with Chuord that the FRER has a line. Are you thinking this is a new pregnancy or still the hcg going away from the last one?

chuord - I love hearing about your sessions! I have a onsie that my MIL bought for our future baby. Ever since getting it, I feel like there is this baby boy presence around. I've had moments where I feel like he is saying, just give me a little time and I'll be there when I'm ready. I know that sounds totally nuts.

Sila - my DH is the exact same way. I asked him what we are doing for valentines day and he said, whatever you want dear. Ugh. such a cop out! I'm so excited for your meds and for you to get going on your cycle!! Lots and lots of love right back to you and to all the other ladies here.

Indie - I'm so sorry this cycle isn't producing more follies. I think what mamaBlue said was so very sweet and is really the truth. It only takes one. And, what TF said is true. Your follie is going to be great quality. I hope you doc gets back to you. I hate waiting around. Personally, I'd probably call b/c I would worry they would close before calling me.

TF - Yay for your latest u/s. I think what you found about sack size and IVF is really promising! Will you have another scan? Do you want one, or not? I always felt so torn about getting monitoring at the beginning b/c there is nothing that can be done, but I wanted to know what was going on at the same time, you know? Thinking good growing sack thoughts for you. it sucks so bad that this can't just go normally.

Jpack - What's new in your world? Are you trying this month? Thnking of you.

AFM - Ugh. I"m in a bit of a funk. I was traveling for work and didn't sleep much and am getting over a cold. I'm CD 12 and had a follicle scan this morning. There was one small follicle. My E2 was 90 and LH was 4, so not Oing any time soon. In my history, I've only been pregnant when I O on day 13 or 14, so I don't have much hope for this cycle. I meet with the doc tomorrow to go over last cycle and the plan for this cycle. I'm very curious to hear about the metformin. I searched and searched and didn't find much that would explain what she's thinking. Will report back when I have more info.

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Indie - Ugh, you do not deserve added anxiety today! I would think if it's 17mm they would have you wait until tomorrow at least to trigger. That just seems awfully small to me. My RE seems to trigger on the bigger side though. Is there a difference in triggering with Clomid and injectables? Maybe smaller follicles are better to trigger on injectables? I don't know...Hang in there friend.

 

Chuord - Same here, I fallen so in love with our potential baby(ies). I hope you get to carry yours in your belly soon and then in your arms :)

 

Chrissy - Have you ovulated late after your previous losses? Or do things seem to get right back on track? How long is a "normal" cycle for you? Is AF late? If this is a new pregnancy it's obviously very early. I would wait and get a beta if AF doesn't show or she is a good few days late and the tests maybe get a little darker (though that doesn't necessarily mean anything).

 

SKJ - I've missed you! I hope you get all your questions answered and look forward to your update!

 

AFM - In other news, my boobs are SO sore. If there was any way in the world I could be pg, I would think I was. It has to be my hormones. I've also had a little bit of EW today which confirms that. I went to a fabulous yoga class this morning where we focused on heart openers for V-day. My heart chakra felt so open since :) The family gift I had made is a printed canvas with our family mission statement that we created this past fall :) DH said I did good.

 

So much interest/referrals in my doula business lately! I have interviews set up every day tonight thru Sunday! Excited for some potential clients!


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SKJ - lol I would have thought it nuts too - before it happened to me lol... Now I'm just going to enjoy it!
Sila - thanks and ditto right back to you 😀

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Sila- That is fantastic about your business booming and your box of goodies arriving! It is definitely possible your insurance has coverage for fertility meds, that would be awesome! My boobs were always sore from ovulation to AF... It's the worst. Thanks for your advice. I will definitely be researching doulas! The idea of giving birth in a hospital just makes me feel sad, natural or otherwise.

 

Indie- Alright, I dug out my whole med history! I did 75iu days 3-8, My first ultrasound showed 1 follicle on the left, 16.67mm (my bad side). The next day that follicle was 17.88 and I had 3 others 13.7, 11.62, & 10.86. They had me trigger that night. I'm not sure if it was because they trigger earlier with injectables or if they were afraid my LH would peak before trigger (as it had in the 2 cycles prior when I was on letrazole). I will say, with IVF they trigger once you have 3 over 18. That would lead me to believe the follicles mature faster/stronger on injectables. How was your lining, did they tell you that? I would think they will probably give you at least one more day. Any word from your doctor yet? 

 

chourd- Thank you for all of the energy work. We appreciate it! I don't have any idea if it is me or baby that controls the sac so probably best to keep up with both. I'm trying to visualize growth and be positive. You all help with keeping those goals.

 

SKJ- Looking forward to your appointment to see what your doctor's perspective is on your test results and why the metformin. Glad to have you back and I hope you can enjoy some time home now that you aren't traveling. We are another one of those low-key Valentine couples. No bouquets and fancy chocolates or stuffed bears here. Hubby gave me a card and a bag of Berry Sour Patch Kids... he knows me best.

 

Chrissy- I see it on the FRER & I feel like if I cross my eyes I see something on the Wondfo's. We need more info lady! When was possible O, did the FRERs get solid white before O... Are you taking anything??


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Chuord - glad af is over and it's time for the business to start. lol Your kinergetics treatment sounds so interesting!! Good to know your future bumpkin is already bossing you around.

 

Indie - Your 1 follie will due I'm sure. Keeping you in my thoughts.

 

TF - I have a feeling your little one and the sac are going to be fine. From conception on they just give us worries. Hang in there, hun.

 

SKJ - Glad you're back home. Good luck with your appointment. It will be interesting to find out what you're doing next cycle.

 

Sila - Hugs to you!! Sorry your boobs hurt.

 

AFM - Ok. Now I'm at my computer for more then 2 minutes. LOL "Normally" after a loss I don't get pg for about 3 cycles. AF does come "as usual" between cd29 and cd31. My "normal" o time is cd14 to cd17. I tested out with the Wondfo with this past loss as I'm sure you guys remember as I was so annoying with posts/questions. They went bfn awhile back. I use the digital opk and wondfo opk and the digital never gave me a smiley face but wondfo did go from light to dark to light. I think the dark one was around cd16 or so. I expected af to arrive today and when I used the wondfo I *thought* something was there. This afternoon I had some ewcm with a little red in it followed by watery/ewcm with a touch of brown. I figured af was on her way but she hasn't came yet. We got home about 3 p.m and I decided to use the frer "for the hell of it". LOL Imagine my surprise when it came up bfp as the dye went across it.

 

So the moral of the story is if I did o about cd17 then I'm only 12dpo. I didn't test + with the loss until I was on cd29 (which I am now, too). So I dunno what's going on. Sorry this is so long. Oh, only thing I'm doing different, since I wasn't expecting to get pg, is I started taking vitex about 2 weeks ago.


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Chrissy it sounds cautiously exciting lol... Can't wait to see what happens over the next few days - here's hoping that line gets stronger!

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Chrissy - Do you "normally" have implantation bleeding?


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Sila - no. If it is implantion bleeding it's a first for me.

Chuord - Lol I'm not sure I wanna see how the next few days play out.


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chrissy - wow, girl... i think this is another pregnancy! fingers crossed!

 

toothfairy - thank you so much pulling up your records for me!

 

skj - anxious to hear about your doc appt today

 

sila - see my afm...

 

afm - so yesterday went from bad to worse and now i don't think we're going to go through with the IUIs this cycle. but before that - dh totally surprised me with flowers and gift certificate for a pedicure when i got home last night. i was shocked! funny thing: he put on the envelope "happy stupid day"... hahaha

 

so now for the sucky news. i got a call last night from a nurse at the office who said that my follicle was 18mm (rounding up a bit from the ultrasound) and that my E2 was 48.1 and they wanted me to trigger tonight and then started scheduling my back to back IUIs. i had to pull over to the side of the road because i was in shock with my E2. i said "48.1? isn't that like really low????" (of course it is, that's around what my E2 is on day 3) and she said "yeah, it is and your lining is not great either at 7.5". so then i said i didn't think it would be a good idea to go forward with the IUI with such a low number and that my recollection was that at minimum it should be at around 150 (and that's on the low end - it should really be around 250 per egg). she put me on hold to check with the doctor (my doctor is sadly out of town) and she came back and said that the doc said my E2 should be at 50 (???!!!) and that I was ok. i'm guessing his thought was my estrodial levels would rise between my cd9 monitoring and ovulation on cd 12 but i just don't buy that. by comparison, i looked up my stats from my clomid cycle last summer and i had three follicles and my E2 was 760 on cd11 and i triggered that night. so i came home and talked with dh and emailed my doc in hopes that she is checking emails but we are definitely leaning towards not going through with the IUIs unless she calls back with a really great explanation as to why it makes sense to go ahead. i went ahead and took more gonal-f last night and we're prepared to trigger and just try on our own. it looks like we can move forward with IVF in May but now i'm freaked out because is there even a chance? i couldn't even develop one good egg this time. i'm so scared that this is just the beginning of the end. i wish my doc was here so i could at least talk this through with her.


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Oh, indie, I'm so, so sorry about your e level and you're lone follicle. That's such a bummer. It's so frustrating having to be the one, "uh, isn't that low?!" Can you can hold out on triggering a little longer in case it keeps growing? I hope you get a big boost from a bigger follie. I have no idea how important e2 levels really are... But I don't think it means IVF won't work (somebody who know more insert info here) don't they stim for a lot longer and hold off the process 'til they see what they want? It's not the end- but I'm sending you a big hug!

Chrissy- wow, maybe this is the trick for you! I so hope those lines get darker! Can't wait!

TF with dd, I remember thinking, when they measure the sac, how do they not know its just smushed on the viewing axis? I think dd's sac was small once and big the next time and that was my conclusion... As you know, she's fine! But I know it's all concerning. It's all good... smile.gif

Sila- good news about your big box o goods!
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Sorry, ladies, and sorry for autocorrect!

 

Where was I... OK, Sila, I never commented but the 10lb homebirth - very cool. Maybe you said it but was it a first? That's also great about your business booming!

 

SKJ, Maybe a longer follicular phase is just what you need this cycle? very excited to hear what your doc says!

 

Chuord - good luck this cycle, friend! Hope that business is very successful!

 

Hi to anyone I missed - a little scatterbrained over here!

AFM - I've been super busy, between the auction for my daughter's preschool (OMG, "HOW did I ever get into this mess" - maybe moms of toddlers will know the voice that says that line - cartoons on PBS I think but can't remember the right one now -- but the sentiment is there) and also writing for an Indian Law news letter. The writing should not be time consuming, but it'ss so hard because, really, I'm pretty out of practice and I feel all this pressure to do a really good job in case people who know me or people who hire Indian law attorneys read it. The truth is probably almost no one will read it and it's not worth my wasting so much time on it!

Anyway, yes, we tried this cycle, I actually had some great CM and strong, pos OPKs. But at one point, I thought about not trying so hard because I'm interested in seeing how next cycle goes. I'm slated to have a hysteroscopy around day 8, do 100mg clomid 3-7, trigger and progesterone from o. Somehow I feel like that all should really up the odds, but then again...

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Indie - I hope you hear from your doc and are able to move on with things.

Jpack - good luck with getting a preschool and your paper.

Afm - I'm gonna go sit in a corner for awhile. I used a cheap walmart test and it's bfn and so is the Wondfo. Unsure I want to use the other frer. What if that was a false positive? Is it possible to sill have hcg in there that's low enough to show on frer but nothing else? Yup. Conrner here I come.

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Oh indie! What a poo that your doc is out of town... I'm sad that you are feeling stranded and alone this cycle... Huge hugs xxxx I don't know any more about the sit. So I can't be encouraging about numbers... I'll tell you something wacky (no surprise there!) remember when AF hadn't come and I asked if you were pg? Well that was because when I did your energy, I tried to tune into 'indie baby' lol and unless I got one of your pets, there was something there taking the energy... Now I agree you probably weren't pregnant, the energy is still there - but maybe it's a little one waiting for the right time, who is hanging around to help you keep trying, waiting for its time to jump in... I don't know, normally after someone miscarries the baby 'energy' disappears. I didn't tell you before because it seemed so weird that you were starting a new cycle and I was getting that energy. I just know you are meant to be a mom - do whatever you need to help you get through this xxxxxx
Jpack - omg! Is finding a preschool now that crazy!? Hugs on that! Re the paper, it actually sounds like a really good thing for you to be doing... And I'm sure your best is better than you think lol. The only work I've done the last 4 years is mark Uni papers (masters level) it's actually really good, it reminds me I have a brain, that its quite good and gives me that bit more confidence for thinking about actually working again! I got a little lost at the end - did you end up trying to catch that egg (or having time) in the end?
Chrissy - lol it's morning here, I need my vicarious pink lines... Seriously don't be down on yourself - didn't you say it was quite early? Maybe just wait a few days and try again... I did some energy work and there could be a baby taking energy there (it's so hard to tell this early) I know it's hard but just try and relax and go with it... I got some wondfo style tests (from an Australian store online) that are sensitive to 10 whatever's of hcg... Think it was 13-15$ for 25... Not that I've used any yet but hoping the sensitivity helps! Have you got anything that sensitive to try? Fx and waiting for an update xx
SKJ - yay from being back from your trip we've missed you - and everyone else! It's funny that you only get pregnant with a short time to O... Mine must normally be 15-20 days... Hopefully this one is that magical natural pg cycle for you - and if not you get the info the doc wants xxx
Sila - energy to you last night, enjoy your pre med weekend!
Everyone else, hugs and well wishes for your journey at whatever stage.
Afm - something weird yesterday, both dh and I had funky heads all day, so lots of resting and relaxing... Hopoing today is better and we can start working on the romance (according to ff I have a week or so till O although I think it's longer) I'll be checking the thread later xx

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