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#211 of 224 Old 11-29-2007, 04:10 PM
 
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well AF arrived with avengence this am.....horrible cramps and teary to the point of embarassment! At least now I know the tests were right...

I have decided to try to chart temps this month, though my thermometer wont arrive till tomorrow at the earliest. God it's hard to get basal thermometers over here!

Michelle - desperate to find out how you got on today...hoping it's good news!
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You and me, Jem, both entertaining AF today!

Angela, I do love vegan cupcakes, but I try to stay away from them, for fear of weighing 700 lbs.! Hope things went well today.

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Update:

Yes, I tested last night, and it was a +.

Today was my appt. with the RE. He was very nice, and we got along well.

We took blood for a beta HCG, and I'll get the # this afternoon. We'll repeat it again on Sat., then we'll know if this pregnancy even has a shot.

Basically, after hearing my history and my family history, he thinks that there are autoimmune issues that are causing me to miscarry, and he is not optimistic for this pregnancy (based on his experience). Thus, please don't congratulate me yet, or graduate me...since I'm still in limbo land!

Also, my progesterone level from 7DPO this cycle he said was on the borderline-low end. But, that it it was too late to add progesterone now to make up for that.

He is definitely thinking that we need to progress to autoimmune testing, and then work out a protocol with specialists (in the big city 200 miles away). Also, that the kind of medications they use to fix these things = medicalized, monitored pregnancies, early deliveries, and perinatologists. . He said basically, no midwives for prenatal care and delivery at this stage.

I guess I'm upset that my hopes for natural, easy pregnancy are shot. I need to keep thinking that the end goal is the baby, not this part. Its a bit hard right now though.

I'll do personals in a bit, I need to think and read a bit now.

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for those of you who have met with fertility specialists, what should I ask?
I am interested in having blood tests and tests of dp's semen, but is there anything that I need to ask for or push for? I have had so much bad luck with doctors lately that I feel the need to go in ready to advocate for myself...it has only been 6 months active ttc...is it correct for me to tell him that?
I am pretty sure that AF is on her way...and feeling so emotional does not bode well for the visit tomorrow!
Thanks for all and any advice...

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and my angel, Nico, , lost to us at 19 weeks gestation, 12/27/12
Longing for our rainbow
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Michelle I just wanted you to know I'm thinking of you.
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Update:

Yes, I tested last night, and it was a +.

Today was my appt. with the RE. He was very nice, and we got along well.

We took blood for a beta HCG, and I'll get the # this afternoon. We'll repeat it again on Sat., then we'll know if this pregnancy even has a shot.

Basically, after hearing my history and my family history, he thinks that there are autoimmune issues that are causing me to miscarry, and he is not optimistic for this pregnancy (based on his experience). Thus, please don't congratulate me yet, or graduate me...since I'm still in limbo land!

Also, my progesterone level from 7DPO this cycle he said was on the borderline-low end. But, that it it was too late to add progesterone now to make up for that.

He is definitely thinking that we need to progress to autoimmune testing, and then work out a protocol with specialists (in the big city 200 miles away). Also, that the kind of medications they use to fix these things = medicalized, monitored pregnancies, early deliveries, and perinatologists. . He said basically, no midwives for prenatal care and delivery at this stage.

I guess I'm upset that my hopes for natural, easy pregnancy are shot. I need to keep thinking that the end goal is the baby, not this part. Its a bit hard right now though.

I'll do personals in a bit, I need to think and read a bit now.
Michelle, Big Hugs and Support to you. It sounds like your RE is well equipped to help address everything, but I'm really sorry for the potential loss of "natural care" throughout pregnancy. If more intense medical needs are the protocol, we'll have to make sure to add lots of healing alt. care too to help keep you nurtured emotionally. I mentioned this before I think, but I really recommend the book "Is Your Body Baby Friendly?" By Dr. Alan Beer. He pioneered the immunology testing path for women with mult. m/c and unexplained IF issues. I'm thinking positive sticky healthy thoughts for you bigtime, and wishing you the absolute baby best. Did the RE say anything about using a bio-identical progest. cream now? A lot of women use that throughout their preg., may make you feel at least like you are supporting your levels in an easier way.

Which leads me to answer Kiya's ques. Yes, I have been using Source Naturals Progest. Cream the past two cycles. Can be found at any health food store I think.

Angela, I'm calling you -A after your offer to send me your extra progest. I'll pm you. I'd love to use it for this cycle because the cream just isn't quite enough for me and I don't want to open things up with the HSG and go through what I've been going through again.

Cupcake and Jem, Sorry again about AF.

Kemi, thank goddess for polarity work. so glad your being responds so positively to it. Take good care.

Kiya, Thanks for the congrats. Glad you are feeling *normal* not to be taken for granted!

HUGS and well wishes to all I missed.

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Hello all,

This is my last day as Threadkeeper. Once again congratulations to all of our BFPs for the month. Big hugs to all of us who had AF show up. I hope that the next month or so will prove to better than the last one. It has been a pleasure being threadkeeper this month. We've thwarted the no BFP curse this month so I hope that we get more BFPs next month.

DH and I will be passively trying to conceive so that we can focus on other parts of our lives. I feel much better with that. I'll lurk here and there, and like before I may drop a line or two to let you all know how I'm doing. I wish you all the very best of luck in your journeys.

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Hello all,

This is my last day as Threadkeeper. Once again congratulations to all of our BFPs for the month. Big hugs to all of us who had AF show up. I hope that the next month or so will prove to better than the last one. It has been a pleasure being threadkeeper this month. We've thwarted the no BFP curse this month so I hope that we get more BFPs next month.

DH and I will be passively trying to conceive so that we can focus on other parts of our lives. I feel much better with that. I'll lurk here and there, and like before I may drop a line or two to let you all know how I'm doing. I wish you all the very best of luck in your journeys.

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Kemi, You've been a stellar threadkeeper and I'll be cheering you on this next month for ALL good things in your life.
If you could just PM me a quick "how to" on the thread business, I'll set up the new one this evening. Looking forward to keeping the spirit going in Dec. Many hugs for a lovely month to you.
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KEMI - THANKS and GREAT JOB as November threadkeeper!!!

POET - I know you'll do great as our December threadkeeper!!!

I just wanted to share a cute little email I got...

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE...
enough money within her control to move out
and rent a place of her own,
even if she never wants to or needs to...


A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ...
something perfect to wear if the employer,
or date of her dreams wants to see her in an hour...


A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE...
a youth she's content to leave behind....


A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE...
a past juicy enough that she's looking forward to
retelling it in her old age....


A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE .....
a set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill, and a black lace bra...


A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE....
one friend who always makes her laugh... and one who lets her cry...


A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE....
a good piece of furniture not previously owned by anyone else in her family...


A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE...
eight matching plates, wine glasses with stems,
and a recipe for a meal,
that will make her guests feel honored...


A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE...
a feeling of control over her destiny...


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
how to fall in love without losing herself..


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
how to quit a job,
break up with a lover,
and confront a friend without;
ruining the friendship...


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
when to try harder... and WHEN TO WALK AWAY...


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
that she can't change the length of her calves,
the width of her hips, or the nature of her parents...


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
that her childhood may not have been perfect...but it's over...


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
what she would and wouldn't do for love or more...


EVERY WOMAN SHOU LD KNO W...
how to live alone... even if she doesn't like it...


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW.. .
whom she can trust,
whom she can't,
and why she shouldn't take it personally...


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
where to go...
be it to her best friend's kitchen table...
or a charming inn in the woods...
when her soul needs soothing...


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
what she can and can't accomplish in a day...
a month...and a year...

LAURA mama to Emory (10/12/09) wife to DH missing & older sis 10/13/69-12/19/07 w/1 : & 3 :
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Morning ladies,

First off - THANK YOU Kemi for being such a great threadkeeper this month! I hope you are doing ok and finding some peace again with this journey. I'll look forward to hearing how you're doing once in a while, if you feel like letting us know.

Poet - looking forward to the DECEMBER thread - how the heck did it get to be December already!!

I have the day off so maybe I better do some xmas shopping!?

Michelle - I'm so sorry that the RE thinks you will need medical assistance to have a healthy pregnancy. But the good news is, you will get all the help you need to have a healthy baby and healthy pregnancy. Sounds like you are in good hands. I'm sorry to hear he is not optimistic about your current pregnancy. But who knows? Just hang in there, honey. Let us know how it goes Saturday...

radiowave - I don't have any advice for you but hope the appt goes well. Let us know...

Vegan and Jem - HUGS. Sorry to hear AF came to town...

Me - I'm doing fine. Like I mentioned I have the day off which is lovely! So far, the only plans I have are for a workout at lunchtime. And no liquids or peeing from 1:00 - 5:00 so I can take my first OPK this cycle - I hate that! I'm still not sure I really have to - we could just DTD every other day... But I'm going to just because I want this clomid thing to work!

Today it's RAINING - which is VERY RARE here! It's so cool! It's a nice steady rain and I keep peeking out the window and going on the front porch b/c it's so unbelievable that it's actually raining in Southern California - you all know the song.... I know it's too much to hope for thunder and lightening...

Poet - no, I'm not working long hours anymore, thankfully. Thanks for asking!

Have a great Friday everyone! Hello to everyone I missed!
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Kemi, Thank-you for being a wonderful threadkeeper. I wish you peace, and love, and a little surprise! Hugs!

Jencat I'm glad you have the day off, enjoy the rain! My family lives in SoCal, so I know what you mean about the rain . I'm hoping the Clomid works for you this cycle too!

Laura I enjoyed reading that, thanks!

ok...gotta run...finish in a bit!

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OK...back. We had an impromptu safety meeting here at work!

Poet Thank-you again for your words, and for being the next threadkeeper! I think I will have to balance out my desire for natural pregnancy with as much natural other things in my life, if we truly are going the medicalized route, which it sounds like. I did read the Dr. Beers book, and got a lot out of it!

SarahJen, back!


SO...the beta yesterday, 20DPO was 904. I get the second beta done tomorrow, and should know if, at this stage, this pregnancy is progressing.

I'm really nervous, and trying to maintain sanity, and normalness. My house is a complete wreck, hubby has been sick all week, and I'm feeling really tired, and I don't know what to cook for dinner, or what to even start on. Sigh.

At least my boobs are still ridiculously bloated and sore, and I still have the uterus crampy/twingy feelings. That should be a good sign.

This will be a long 24 hrs!

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Michelle, I'm so glad the RE has some good ideas. I'm thinking of you now, at this difficult in-between time.

Kemi, you've been a great threadkeeper and an inspiration.

Laura, that was cool! Now, if only I had a black lace bra!

Honestly, I would be sorry to leave this group because you all feel like my friends.

Catherine, mama to Preschooler Girl 9/08, and Toddler Boy 3/11

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Hi everyone, I haven't been around much lately because we had to unexpectedly fly out to California to see my family. I got some bad news over Thanksgiving and this was the earliest we could make it out. I don't have a lot of time, but I wanted to send hugs to all who AF found, and to thank Kemi for being a great threadmistress. I'm sorry that your TTC journey has been such a difficult one. I hope you find some space that can bring you peace.

As for me, I'm still waiting ... the earliest I'll test is this Monday, before we fly back home. It would be awesome to tell my family in person that I'm pg....
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