Happy Easter everyone!
me 40, DH 40, one (TTC since November 2012) At least one confirmed chem.Ivf #1 march 2014 - 6 day 6 blasts, bfn, 4 frosties. Ivf #2 may, cancelled, Ivf #3 July two transferred, 3 frosties... BFP! Scan at 6+4 wks - twins!! Feeling more blessed than words!
I'm loving cd 4 and no meds to make me feel like a psycho!
Happy Easter, everyone! I hope this spring brings us lots of BFP and sweet babies. Thinking of all of you.
Girl absolutely in love with boy and our DD (11/06), DS1 (08/11) and DS2 (brand new!)
Oxford and Chourd - It looks like spring cleaning and tidying is the thing to do right now no matter what part if the world we live in. (Although for you Chourd, it's autumn cleaning, yes?)
Mares - Great to hear from you! I hope your mama is doing well.
AFM - I'm enjoying having the windows open and feeling the spring air. It becomes too hot too soon in my part of the United States, so the days will soon be here that I have to close up the windows and blast the air conditioner. As I write this I am enjoying a warm breeze and a pretty view of the valley (I live on a hill) while I iron a mountain of clothes.
Mares - hello there! How's everything going?
Lindscott -- I'm sorry that this wasn't you month. Good luck on the coming cycle!
We're finally enjoying some nice weather now, trying to get outside more to enjoy it and get the garden started. I have two weeks left in my school semester, and that's really tough, but I'm so close to being done for a while! Baby is doing well. a real kickboxing champion in there. Kicks are definitely hard enough to feel from the outside, but hubby is usually too impatient to wait for them. Oh well. We met the new midwife last week, and I think the practice is a good fit. I'm probably more medically-minded than they're used to, but I think it will still work well.
Some rough stuff going on today, so I can't write much. My middle kid made some suicide threats last night, so he was taken to psych ED and he's still there. I'm sort of a mess, but am trying to just deal with this calmly instead of reacting.
Anyway, I'm heading over to see what's up with him today. Thinking of all you ladies.
Primal, sorry about your son! I hope you guys get done answers and he gets the help he needs.
Mama- I agree about enjoying the few good weather days. It feels like here in Texas we have very few!
Afm I had my appointment today with the re and I have a cyst on my left side so we're taking a month off of Clomid and hoping it goes away! I go back on the 12th to check it out. I'm ok with it though because I can get through the end of the school year without worrying about it.
Primal - huge hugs, I think staying calm is good. Hopefully they find out the reasons, and maybe it was just something he said to get your and dh attention. Sending prayers to you.
Lindscott - clomid lasts for a while afterwards anyway, so you never know your chances might still be there this month
Oxford - thanks for keeping this thread rolling - much appreciated!
Afm - blood test this morning to check o, lol still no idea here - over a week of strong ewcm (sorry tmi) but just enjoying life in the meantine
Mamablue- you sound to be in a very contented place! It's always good to enjoy what's happening right now. And you have so much to look forward to :-)
Chuord- great news on the EWCM. How did your test go? I hope you are enjoying the freedom of bd without a schedule ;-)
Lindscott- sorry to hear about your cyst. I had one during my first month of clomid and then it had gone by the next month. I hope yours does the same. Enjoy your unmediated month. This could be the big one!!
Chrissy- hope you had a good Easter. What's been happening with you?
Mares- how are you feeling now? Are you excited about the new house? How is your mum?
Wengrin- thinking of you sweetie. I'm hoping the nausea has subsided and you are starting to bloom :-)
We had a lovely Easter, doing jobs on the house and going out to see a show. I had such a lovely close time with DH, I'm really missing him today now I am back at work. I'm very blessed!
Have a good day everyone!
The nurse called yesterday no o yet but I'm going to take another test shortly (today) as the last one looked like I could be surging. I couldn't get details as father in law was also in the car - awkward!
Today is cd25 so here's hoping, apparently being around a week late is normal after ivf (I've been searching threads) some do go a bit earlier though so it's all about bd coverage lol. Where are you at in your cycle? Are you still going to try before ivf?
Chrissy you sound relaxed, how's life?
Mares - would love an update, you have so much going on hoping all is well.
Primal - how is your boy? Are things getting better? Maybe if you get a chance ask a naturopath about magnessium for him - as well as anything the docs prescribe.
Mamablue - thanks for the relaxed earth mother vibe, you always seem to stay zen
Wengrin - any more comps before end of term? How are you coping?
Lindscott - enjoy your relaxed month, I've been loving mine! No injections and fake hormones seems like such a treat!
Lovey - are you still around?
Btw any lurkers? Jump in and say hi.
Hi, guys. We're trucking along over here. The hospital released DS2 on Monday afternoon. I'm waiting to get a follow up appointment and some counseling for him to see what's going on and what he can do. He's been a difficult kid in some ways for most of his life, throws very loud and prolonged tantrums. This whole episode came out of one of those times (as I understand it; he was at his dad's at the time). My initial reaction was to be really angry with him, because I felt that this was something he was saying because he wasn't getting his way. Given some time and research, I recognize that some kids with difficultly regulating emotions will sometimes end up with these thoughts and feelings (turning their rage against themselves), so I'm finding more compassion now and am just resigned that this is a path we're going to have to figure out with him. We have health insurance, but behavioral health care is still expensive for us and my ex-husband doesn't contribute to this, so it will be a challenge working this in.
I was really overwhelmed when this all came to a head, because my oldest has ADHD and socialization issues that I've dealt with since he's been in first grade. I had gotten used to having that factor in my life, and it's hard to think about having two kids with these higher level of challenges. I'm not a stay-at-home mom, and it's hard enough keeping all the balls in the air without this. I know that probably sounds very selfish in the midst of this, but it's how I feel sometimes. I did some reading this week and read somewhere that behavioral health and learning problems are estimated to be as heritable as height. I did grow up with issues in these areas, so it's something I probably should have expected to encounter with them. I just didn't expect it. It makes me question the wisdom or kindness in have biological children, let alone four of them. Not that I wouldn't want them in my life... This is hard to explain. I just don't know that I would have chosen to set them up for a lifetime of these problems if I'd known to expect them. So, maybe I'm glad I didn't know?
Anyway, thanks for your good thoughts, everyone. I'm doing better now, remembering that I weathered all this and live a pretty good life now, and we'll get through it with him, too.
I am still so sick. Hanging in but having a hard time keeping a positive outlook. I still haven't received the results of my blood test. Today is 2 weeks. I am going to call their office and see if I can prod them along.
I just wanted to say Primal, I'm so sorry your family is going through a tough time. I completely empathize with you- I struggled with anxiety and depression as a tween/teen and didn't get help until I was in college. I see my DD struggling with anxiety but I can't tell that it's severe enough to get help for it. I just know exactly what you mean, it is hard sending children into the world knowing they may struggle like we did. But like you said, you got through it and turned out just fine, and so will your son. I hope he is doing better and hope you are able to find some affordable treatment options. That stinks when ex husband isn't contributing. Mine shirks medical bills too...it is frustrating.
I am cheering everyone on but i am so sick that I haven't been on much...I keep hoping I will start feeling better soon. I'm just so worn down and tired of being nauseous. I do have medicine to take and that saves me, but when it wears off I feel it coming back. I am into my 12th week so hopefully soon.
Take care and hope you all had a nice Easter!
I think you are an incredible lady to be juggling all of your balls, hormonal as well and be able to step back, change your distress to understanding and look for solutions, he is lucky to have you!
Wengrin - hugs!!! I've heard that the length of morning sickness varies - here's hoping yours is done soon! Use the meds as much as you are able, i just hope you feel ok soon!
Afm - bloods yesterday indicate o today woohoo lol! Only 7 days later than normal post ivf lol...
Primal- how are things with DS? Has he settled back at home? Have you started the counselling. It's so tough for you all. For what it's worth I did psychotherapy trAining a few years ago and I totally agree with what you said, suicide is the ultimate self loathing and turning everything back on yourself. Keep up the compassion and see if you can help him understand and name his feelings as they arise. Poor little lamb. It's a lot to bear when you're young. How old is he now? You know people always want to return to their youth and live it over, I certainly wouldn't, it's such a tough, insecure time. Big hugs to you primal as you support him and take care of your little one.
Wengrin- sorry to hear you are still having nausea :-( that must be so draining. Have things improved at all? You must be safely I to your second trimester now, I'm praying for relief for you. How are things with your other kids? Are they helping?
Chuord- well done on your natural O! Did you achieve good coverage? Are you enjoying the TWW? Are you planning another IVF next month (hopefully not required! ;-)
Mares- must be close to moving day, how are you getting on? Is your bump still growing? What do DS and dd think about it? How is your mum doing?
Mamablue- are you maintaining your zen? Is your bump big now? I hope you made it through that ironing :-)
Lindscott/Chrissy- are you still with us?
Afm it's CD10 and I am loving this natural cycle! I feel so good without a load of drugs swishing round my system and making me irritable and emotional. We have been to two shows this week and generally going out and enjoying being together. Spring is in full force here so the days are light and mainly sunny and all the trees are bursting back to life. I feel good physically at the moment, my body feels like it is in flow and I'm not fighting it. So I'm hopeful that this naturL cycle will work and I will be pregnant for summer. Watch this space!
Have a good weekend everyone!
Also can't wait to hear all your updates!
Afm yep another ivf next month if this is a bust, starting hcg nasal spray as support and next months prep today lol I'm so not into meds right now... Also have had headaches since o!!!! Over that too!
Hugs to you all xxx
Oxford you asked about if I was covered this month? I think so... -1,-2,-3,-5,-7,-9,-10 lol
How was everyone's weekend?
Glad to hear the headaches have subsided chuord.
My weekend was lovely. I went to an all day "mindfulness" workshop, which was fab. So relaxing and grounding. I'm feeling really good this month. It's cd12 here so just enjoying a natural month and not feeling grotty
Oxford - I started the synarel on Sunday, and woohoo so far it's not dampening my zen so fx it stays that way... Dh will be traveling a week at a time for work and I really want to go with him, so am hoping I don't have to do ivf next month, but whatever it takes right
Chuord, how is the spray going? Are you maintaining your zen?
It's cd14 over here so in the midst of bd season. I'm ****l feeling good. My challenge this week is to go with the flow and not push DH too much. It's a terrible combination of hormones and need to get as much bd as possible for baby reasons! It's not very zen so I am trying to let it go. I have 30% of me that thinks if I can just get pregnant this month I can avoid IVF next month, but whatever will be will be! Step away from DH, put him down, poor guy!!!
Hope you are all doing well with your bumps?
Wengrin, is there light at the end of the tunnel yet?
Just phoned the hospital for my AMH tests results. It is 67.9 pmol/L, which is the highest category for optimal ovarian fertility potential. But also aligns with my polycystic ovaries. So good news that I'm not low on eggs, but as expected with PCOS. Useful data for planning IVF though.
Had anyone else had amh test?
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