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A monthly thread to talk about all of our various journeys through the difficult, trying, and often heartbreaking world of infertility. This thread is a place to chat, vent, get support, cheer each other on, and hopefully occasionally laugh!

 

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Trying to Conceive #1

 

Lilacvioletiris (35, DX hypothyroid 10/11) and DH (40, initial diagnosis no sperm, azoospermia 3/23/12) TTC #1 since April 2011. Waiting to see the urologist for DH and figure out where to go from there

 

Milk8shake (28) & Him (29) TTC#1 since 04/2009. Battling recurrent pregnancy loss, endometriosis and a wonky uterus.  Currently on hiatus, awaiting NKC biopsy on 29/03.

 

mexilady (29) married to DH (32), ttc for over a year with short lp and spotting. All labs have come back normal so far, including normal SA. Seeing an RE, starting Femara.

 

Kparker (27) DH(34) married since 10/2008.  TTC#1 since 9/2008 w/ MIF.  Using sperm donor; 3 failed IUIs so far. HSG + IUI #4 in Jan 2012, suspected female IF. moved to graduates!!!!!!

 

krunchyk Me (32), DH (33), ttc #1 1/11.  Diagnosed with PCOS at 19.  Eastern Medicine diagnosis of phlegm stagnant.  Currently taking 1500 mg of Metformin daily along with supplements and acupuncture.

 

Teresaresa (32) DH (46) TTC#1 since 04/09…. Married 06/09. 2.5 years of trying naturally with acupuncture, herbs, yoga, etc. "Unexplained infertility" 1 failed Clomid cycle w/IUI and 2 failed Femara cycles w/IUI. Starting 4th medicated cycle with Femara and IUI, Restoring Fertility DVD, new acupuncturist, a shamanic healing, and daily affirmations

 

Jukim married to DH since 01/01/09.  TTC#1 since 11/11.  Battling Hyperthyroidism since 04/11.  The thought of it being a long journy is unnerving shrug.gif but God is gracious! praying.gif

 

gtree TTC for a year, just started clomid.  Hope 2012 brings babies!!

 

Gemmine (27) Me+ DH TTC #1 since July 2010. 1 loss at 5 weeks in April 2011. 

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moved to graduates!!!!!!

 

Shesaidboom (28) TTC #1 since early 2007. Four early miscarriages and one second trimester loss. Struggling with PCOS. Four failed IUIs, three on Femara and one on injectibles. Currently working on losing weight to achieve a BMI under 30 in order to qualify for IVF.

 

toothfairy2be (26) TTC#1 since 10/10, 5 failed medicated cycles, 3 IUI. Diagnosed with Endometriosis. Trying Gonal-F for one cycle, hoping for BFP, but if not, moving on to laproscopy and NaPro Technology in March.

 

Sourire (30) DH (33) - TTC # 1 since August 2010 with short LP, LP spotting and suspected endometriosis.

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Monkeyscience  moved to graduates!!!!!!

   

Renavoo  (35)  moved to graduates!!!!!!

 

Blueyezz4 TTC #1 (technically #4 - long story) since 2006; Moving on to our 3rd Fresh IVF in Oct. after 5 failed IUI's, 2 failed IVF's and a failed FET.  Hoping & praying for a miracle. Mother to our twins boys - lost at 22.5wks on 6-20-09 and another little angel in heaven lost at 8wks!

 

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Chicajones (27) DH (30) TTC#1 since June 2010. Diagnosed with PCOS and Insulin Resistance in Oct 2011. Long cycles, currently taking Metformin and watching my sugar. Moving to the UK in the fall, but hoping for a BFP before we leave!

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Tickletoes (36) & Hubby (45) TTC #1 since 8/10, 3 early losses on 11/4/10 ribbonpb.gif, 6/14/11 ribbonpb.gif, 1/19/12 ribbonpb.gif. First fertility visit scheduled for 2/20. My chart:BFPChart2.gif http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/Tickletoes

 

 

Trying To Conceive #2

  

SilaMarila (26), DH(29), TTC#2 since 12/10 rarely ovulating with long cycles and motility issues. No other diagnosis as of yet. First Clomid cycle 2/12 with possible IUI. My chart:BFPChart2.gif http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/SilaMarila

 

MammaBird (42) moved to graduates!!!!!!

 

rcr (37) TTC #2 since December 2007. One failed IVF, five failed medicated IUI cycles (follistim, menipur, and gannirelix), hoping for second IVF cycle Jan 2012.

   

Gozal (33) trying for number 2 since 2009. Finally diagnosed with prolactinoma after extended breastfeeding; PRL levels normal 4/11; ectopic pregnancy 6/11; three monitored natural cycles after the ectopic, now on round 2 of Clomid with trigger and IUI. moved to graduates!!!!!!

 

Tinymama TTC#2. Male IF issues (poor count/quality/motility).

 

Marmo (31) Dh, age 36.  Trying to conceive #2 since 3/10, unexlpained secondary infertility.  Tried 4 rounds of clomid, beginning Femara/ovidrel and good old fashioned bd 2/12.

 

Hope4Light (31) DH 33.  TTC #2.  Trying Since: March 2011 (after PPAF came back) with severe MFI.  Plan for this Cycle:  Met with RE1 last week, meet with RE2 next week.  Then hopefully move forward with cycle testing and SA (all of our tests are from back in 2007/2008 when were were dealing with primary IF), and then onto IVF with ICSI.  Thoughts: Trying to stay positive and go into TTC #2 with a different attitude.  TTC #1 almost ruined me, and I refuse to let that happen again.

 

Smilesarefree TTC#2 for almost 2 years, waiting on a diagnosis.

 

Trying To Conceive #3

 

Brichole1214 Brandy (27) DH (31) TTC#3 since March 2011!  Waiting for an appointment with my GYN to see what our next steps will be with TTC!  Praying for a baby in 2012!!! 

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Skeemama  TTC#3 since 2006. Several losses along the way. Hopeful. (most days)

Graduates

(May everyone who passes through this thread find her way to this section!)

kparker, gemmine, gozal, wissa19, Monkeyscience, Mammabird, Tenzinsmama, Renavoo, Tantylynn, Kaydove, Brichole1214, Sweet.Bee, Lega, NishaG, Kewpie80, Tear78, ValH, Lesliesara63, no5no5, Minkajane, EastbayK, Grapesbunch, thtr4me, alexaskj, trumpcard, poetgirl, ann_of_loxley, livelovelaugh

 

Join our graduates on the Graduates thread for Winter/Spring 2012

 

Missing In Action...but we're still thinking of you

(please let us know if you'd like to jump back in)

babymc, yoyonana, RosieL, Silverbird, fierrbug, rhiandmoi, aprilmom, wendlynn, lydiah, jenger, tryingfortow, wallabi, gale, cassnbeth, mindfulmomma, emski4379, kyliel, moonfireglow, Milletpuff, First Short Photo, Stretch358, InGodsHands, Simplymere, Indianagrl, Victorian Patch, lovebug, LuluRoo, catheleni, zanelee, JodiAriel

 

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Old 03-01-2012, 08:45 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Welcome to the March thread everyone! Let me know if you'd like your blurb updated!

 

Gemmine - I'm officially sold on baby aspirin! I was just reading in Making Babies that it's especially helpful for Stuck types (I'm Tired and Stuck), and on top of that you just had success with it, so the first thing I did this morning is go buy a bottle of baby aspirin! I hope it's not too late for it to benefit me this cycle, I'm currently 6dpo. I'm also glad to hear that you had good beta numbers. Can't wait to hear how your 2nd beta goes, I'm sure it will be good news!

 

Sila - I'm also sticking with the infertility podcasts for now, though I've also listened to a couple of parenting ones that may someday be useful! I'm excited to hear how your monitoring goes today!

 

From what I've read about BD frequency, frequent BDing decreases sperm count but increases sperm quality. So if your DH has good sperm count but questionable motility/morphology, BDing every day would probably increase your chances. There was a study done that I read about, I think it was from a Scandinavian country but for some reason I can't find it right now, anyways it said IUI success rates were higher when there was less than 48 hours between sperm sample and last BD, even though sperm counts were slightly lower.

 

I'm glad to hear that you feel ok about being friends with your pregnant friend again. I find that usually the BFP announcement is the biggest shock and after I get used to the idea it doesn't bother me as much anymore.

 

Don't forget brichole was on the One Thread with us too. I totally agree with your plan of all of us getting out of here ASAP ;)

 

teresa - so glad your AF finally showed!!! You must be caught in the same winter storm I am! It seems like we've had more snow this week than the rest of the winter combined! I kind of like it, I love snow. Let me know how you like the yoga DVD!

 

Smiles - any sign of O yet? Do you temp by the way?

 

hope - I was paying 50$ for each acupuncture treatment. It looks like I was getting a really good deal compared to the prices everyone else has given, but my acupuncturist didn't have a lot of experience (she's around my age), wasn't specialised in infertility, and didn't do any of the TCM herb stuff because she wasn't trained in that. So maybe I would have been better off paying more for someone more qualified! I did acupuncture every 1-2 weeks for a year then stopped because I felt like I'd spent enough money on it! It did help relax me and I saw some minor improvements in my cycle (though it didn't help at all with my LP issues) so I don't feel like it was a total waste of money.

 

chica - Your chart is looking awesome! I'm with you on thinking this HAS to be it ;) My newest sign: a year ago I posted about my experience where my baby told me his birthday was November 17 on a thread in the TTC forum. Well a couple of days after my IUI, I happened to see that someone had resurrected that thread! I think that it might be a sign from the universe that my vision is about to come true! Even the fact that I saw the thread is pretty crazy, since a rarely go on the TTC forum anymore. BTW in case anyone's interested, here's my full story about that: http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1302400/feeling-babys-presence-before-you-conceive-or-just-wishful-thinking#post_16320142

 

cbaa - What a lovely gift for your mom to pay for acupuncture treatments! That is so sweet! I'm glad the Gonal-F is working out well!

 

mexilady - Welcome! Your cycles sound very similar mine. You and your DH are even the same ages as me and my DH haha. I've seen a lot of people with LP issues get pregnant on just Clomid or just Progesterone in the time I've spent on TTC boards. Personally Clomid didn't help my LP at all, I also tried Prometrium for a bit and it lengthened my LP but didn't stop the spotting and in fact made me have even more spotting in the following cycle. Both of these meds were tried independently of each other. Because I hated Clomid, my RE switched me to Femara, and because Prometrium was making my spotting issues worse, my RE switched it for Crinone. I'm currently on my 3rd cycle of Femara + Crinone and I now have textbook perfect cycles. This is also my 2nd IUI so I'm hoping there's a BFP in my near future! Also when Prometrium made my spotting worse I began to suspect that my problem wasn't a simple LPD and after doing some research I found that I had a lot of the symptoms of endometriosis (painful periods, painful bowel movements during menstruation, painful intercourse) and that endometriosis is linked to LPD and abnormal spotting. You may want to look into that as well. Personally I plan to ask my RE for a laparoscopy if I don't get a BFP in the next couple of cycles. Good luck with your RE appointment!

 

marmo - your beta results sound good to me. Keep us posted how your next beta goes!

 

AFM - no more pain in my ovaries so I'm no longer worried about OHSS. I'm currently leaning towards going skiing because A) We just got a ton of snow so its a perfect time to go skiing and B) If I get a BFN I will be really mad that I missed out on doing something fun for no reason. As a precaution though I'll probably stick to the easy runs and take lots of breaks. Now I'm worried about something else though: my dad rented a ski chalet with a hot tub, could the hot tub affect implantation? Also I haven't shaved my legs since Christmas and don't really feel like doing it now... I like to keep a nice layer of fur for warmth in winter. DH is grossed out by it but I just wear knee-high socks when we BD so that solves the problem!


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BTW Mexilady - let me know what you'd like me to put as your blurb in the first post!

 

Gozal, Gemmine, Marmo - let me know when you are ready to be moved to graduates! How are things going with you Gozal? We haven't heard from you in a while!


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I'm going to have to go back to the other thread to find the stuff I wanted to reply to, but I wanted to just throw in my 2cents.gif to Sourire - I looked in to both skiing and hot tub use when I was in the TWW/newly pregnant. Most of the stuff I've seen has indicated skiing should be no problem until you're pregnant enough that the uterus is no longer down in your pelvis. As long as it's in there, it's pretty protected from falls. And I've really never seen anything that indicates that it's possible to "wiggle" an embryo out of implanting. Even studies done on bedrest after IVF have shown it does nothing to increase pregnancy rates. So I totally think you should go skiing - especially since you won't get to for a long time after your BFP! Oh, and one of the other concerns with skiing later in pregnancy is that pregnancy affects your center of balance and makes falling more likely. But I did find a story of a ski patrol lady who skied almost up to the day she had her baby! I've spent all of two days on the slopes, and fell A LOT during that time, so I will definitely not be joining dh in his day of snowboarding next Saturday.

 

As far as hot tubs - I would stay away, even/especially during the TWW. Studies have shown that overheating definitely increases risks of birth defects and possibly miscarriage in the first trimester, and I would be worried about it affecting implantation, too. I love hot tubs, so it sucked to avoid them in the TWW (especially those ones where I wasn't pregnant orngtongue.gif), but it was just too much risk for me. I have read some places that the real danger is getting your body temperature above 105 F (or was it 102? sorry, forgot), and that most people will get uncomfortably warm and get out before that point, but when the embryo's so tiny, I just didn't want to risk it. I did get in the hot tub for 5 minutes (dh timed it) when I was 14 weeks, and I wondered if that was a little reckless. But it felt so nice, and it was such a short time, I just went for it. Of course, then I didn't want to get out! orngtongue.gif

 

Anyway, just thought I'd share what I learned.

 

Hoping to hear some good news in the next few days from some of you! So excited for the good betas from marmo and Gemmine!


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Yay, thanks for the new thread Sourire! Glad you're going skiing, I'm so jealous! Sounds like you'll be doing just fine taking it easy. I don't know about the hot tub, that's kind of rough. No hot tub = no shaving legs, but then, one of my favorite things after a day on the slopes is letting a hot tub relax my sore muscles. I think I'd be more nervous about that, though--maybe you can just enjoy a nice hot shower/bath and then wrap up in bed once you're done for the day? 

 

Oh, and one change to my blurb--it should say that I was diagnosed with PCOS in October of 2011, not 2010. That may have been a typo on my end from when I posted. Gracias!

 

Teresaresa - yay for AF! So glad she's finally here, so you can get things moving again--so many positive things to start off with! Yes, if I am indeed pregnant then we will have the baby in the UK. There's pretty much no chance of a US birth, since we're leaving in September, so unless something else came up to push things back, we'll be there. I don't think they do dual-citizenship anymore, but it's still kind of fun to think that I could have a child who is emerged in two cultures. 

 

Sila- haha! I never even thought of my screen name like that, but I love it. ;) It's definitely Chica Jones, but I'm pretty hardcore! Er, sometimes. Also, I kind of love the fact that you're certain you'll conceive this cycle. Yes! Let's get all set for some Nov/Dec due dates!

 

mexilady - welcome, welcome! Sorry you're here, but but glad we can be here for support and share in this journey with you. I really can't imagine how hard it must be to be exposed to birthing and babies so frequently when you're having difficulty TTC. It is good that you've got some pretty nice insurance, although hopefully you won't even need it! How was your first RE appointment?

 

shesaidboom - love your wedding site, so cute! The location looks so beautiful. :) You must be so excited! What else is going on with you? Haven't seen you on in a few days. Did you order the yoga DVD?

marmo - yay for a high beta! carrot.gif I am still so very, very thrilled for you!

 

AFM, the dentist worrying end up being pointless--they weren't planning to do x-rays today anyway! But I got to talk to my hygienist about it, and it was helpful in scheduling my follow-up appointment (one filling, which isn't too terrible for me, since I always end up with something). She was really sweet and positive about it, so that was nice. 

 

Temp is up again today, so I'm thinking CD7's drop could have been implantation? It certainly looks like it could be! Feeling pretty normal today (so far), except for a teeny teeny bit of cramping (or maybe my stomach is just acting strange, lol). Of course not having any symptoms today makes me nervous, but I know it is still super early, so we'll see!

 

 


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chicajones: ROTFLMAO.gifaw man, I'd always read chica. jones. didn't even think about cajones, thanks Sila! Let me know how the aspirin goes for you, but I'm hoping you won't need it. 4 more days until you know!

 

cbaa: How long did you try the aspirin? I'm hoping  you won't need that either. I'm glad you aren't feeling side effects from the Gonal. LOL at your kitty; definitely sounds like mine. I'll be interested in seeing how the Creighton charting goes.

 

Welcome mexilady. I hope your stay is short and peaceful. Have you taken any supplements to start out to see if that would help with your LP? I definitely think the RE is the right way to go for you guys. You will be glad to get some answers, even if it's just to rule some things out.

 

Sila: I think I found a similar article yesterday. It seems to be saying after 10 full moons if I'm understanding it correctly? I think that was like 41.5 weeks. Ooh, I think the HSG would be good for you! I didn't realize you hadn't had one. Even if they say your tubes are clear (like they did for me), it still "cleaned" some stuff out of there. I was spotting and passing little bits of tissue for a few days. I'm especially cheering for my One Thread group buddies :-)

 

marmo: That's a fantastic number for 15dpo, awesome! Hope to see you in a graduate thread/DDC.

 

teresa: Keep us posted on the RE appointment; I'm excited for you!

 

Sourire: Thanks for the new thread Sourire! How are you feeling? I definitely don't think it's too late. I've read about women who started taking it when/after they got a BFP. So hopeful for you! WOW at that thread re-surfacing! ROTFLMAO.gifat your knee-high socks....ah, good old winter. I'll wait til I get my 2nd beta numbers today to ask to be moved.

 

Hi monkey!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Thanks for the new thread Sourire!

 

I'll be back with personals a little later, for now I just need to vent. I'm really upset. When we decided to go the injectibles route we were told the idea behind them was to get two or three lead follicles so we'd have double or triple the chance of getting an egg to fertilize and implant. I'm on 50 units per day, which I'm not realizing is way too low a dose. Things seemed ok after my CD5 cycle monitoring session. My results showed two lead follicles - one at 1.1 and one at 1.2. Well that 1.1 follicle either shrunk or it was measured wrong because since then I've only had one lead. I got a message today saying my results are showing that I'll ovulate soon (day 9 results are: estrogen 450, lh 7, progesterone 6, day 7 results were: estrogen 127, lh 3, progesterone 5). I only have one lead follicle and it's only at 1.6cm. I thought the injections were supposed to make things better than the Femara. I have been feeling like absolute shit from the side effects, but I kept telling myself it would be worth it because our chances would be better. Well, they're not. What a waste of a month and $1400. I am just so upset over this. I know there's still a chance that we'll do the IUIs and this cycle will be a success, I just already feel like it's a total failure. If it is, we're doing IVF next month.


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shesaidboom: I'm so sorry. I hope it still turns out well, especially if you do the IUI. I wonder why they started at such a low dose? I don't know much about injectibles though so maybe they do it same as Clomid by starting on a low dose? That sucks with so much more at stake.

 

AFM: My 2nd beta did not double. I go back Monday for a 3rd beta. Not feeling good.


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After my hope filled post yesterday, I think I might just jump off the hope train and ride the IF roller coaster of emotions for a while. I just got back from my CD15 (6 days after last Clomid) monitoring. HHhhhhh, I really didn't expect I would be that close to ovulating yet, but I guess I thought I would be closer. I've got 2 lead follicles? Anyways, one the right measuring only 11mm and one on the left measuring 13mm. The RE said they like to see them between 24-27 on Clomid. So I've got a ways to go. No Post Coital test today either since I'm not close enough to ovulation. I totally forgot to ask about an hsg too. Though I guess I still have plenty of time to since that would be next cycle. Plus I'll be with the new RE then and maybe he will want to do one anyways. I go back Monday to try again see if they've grown. That was a great $160 spent. I love you IF. Nothing has been going as I planned today but I'm not letting it ruin my day!

 

ETA: I guess my follies are doing pretty good. For me at least. Because I don't remember even having any close to 13mm when I had an u/s on CD30 last cycle before meds. Off to google follicle growth on Clomid...


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Sourire, can you update my blurb? And change my age to 26 - my birthday is Tuesday.

 

TTC#2 since 12/10 rarely ovulating with long cycles and motility issues. No other diagnosis as of yet. First Clomid cycle 2/12 with possible IUI. http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/SilaMarila

 

 


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I don't like how the March ONE thread is starting out!!  I'm so sorry ladies!!!  Hugs around the board grouphug.gif

 

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Sila - I'm also sticking with the infertility podcasts for now, though I've also listened to a couple of parenting ones that may someday be useful! I'm excited to hear how your monitoring goes today!

I'm glad to hear that you feel ok about being friends with your pregnant friend again. I find that usually the BFP announcement is the biggest shock and after I get used to the idea it doesn't bother me as much anymore.

 

hope - I was paying 50$ for each acupuncture treatment. It looks like I was getting a really good deal compared to the prices everyone else has given, but my acupuncturist didn't have a lot of experience (she's around my age), wasn't specialised in infertility, and didn't do any of the TCM herb stuff because she wasn't trained in that. So maybe I would have been better off paying more for someone more qualified! I did acupuncture every 1-2 weeks for a year then stopped because I felt like I'd spent enough money on it! It did help relax me and I saw some minor improvements in my cycle (though it didn't help at all with my LP issues) so I don't feel like it was a total waste of money.

AFM - no more pain in my ovaries so I'm no longer worried about OHSS. I'm currently leaning towards going skiing because A) We just got a ton of snow so its a perfect time to go skiing and B) If I get a BFN I will be really mad that I missed out on doing something fun for no reason. As a precaution though I'll probably stick to the easy runs and take lots of breaks. Now I'm worried about something else though: my dad rented a ski chalet with a hot tub, could the hot tub affect implantation? Also I haven't shaved my legs since Christmas and don't really feel like doing it now... I like to keep a nice layer of fur for warmth in winter. DH is grossed out by it but I just wear knee-high socks when we BD so that solves the problem!


SIla - I'm glad it's better with your friend too!!  I hope that it continues to get easier.

Sourire - I agree, go skiing but bypass the hot tub.  Have fun, you'll be glad you did just take it easy!!
 

 



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AFM, the dentist worrying end up being pointless--they weren't planning to do x-rays today anyway! But I got to talk to my hygienist about it, and it was helpful in scheduling my follow-up appointment (one filling, which isn't too terrible for me, since I always end up with something). She was really sweet and positive about it, so that was nice. 

 

Temp is up again today, so I'm thinking CD7's drop could have been implantation? It certainly looks like it could be! Feeling pretty normal today (so far), except for a teeny teeny bit of cramping (or maybe my stomach is just acting strange, lol). Of course not having any symptoms today makes me nervous, but I know it is still super early, so we'll see!

 

 

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Thanks for the new thread Sourire!

 

I'll be back with personals a little later, for now I just need to vent. I'm really upset. When we decided to go the injectibles route we were told the idea behind them was to get two or three lead follicles so we'd have double or triple the chance of getting an egg to fertilize and implant. I'm on 50 units per day, which I'm not realizing is way too low a dose. Things seemed ok after my CD5 cycle monitoring session. My results showed two lead follicles - one at 1.1 and one at 1.2. Well that 1.1 follicle either shrunk or it was measured wrong because since then I've only had one lead. I got a message today saying my results are showing that I'll ovulate soon (day 9 results are: estrogen 450, lh 7, progesterone 6, day 7 results were: estrogen 127, lh 3, progesterone 5). I only have one lead follicle and it's only at 1.6cm. I thought the injections were supposed to make things better than the Femara. I have been feeling like absolute shit from the side effects, but I kept telling myself it would be worth it because our chances would be better. Well, they're not. What a waste of a month and $1400. I am just so upset over this. I know there's still a chance that we'll do the IUIs and this cycle will be a success, I just already feel like it's a total failure. If it is, we're doing IVF next month.


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AFM: My 2nd beta did not double. I go back Monday for a 3rd beta. Not feeling good.

Gem - big big hugs.  I'm hoping that the third shows a steady rise and it was just a fluke but turns out OK.  Sticky bean dust to you.

 

 



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After my hope filled post yesterday, I think I might just jump off the hope train and ride the IF roller coaster of emotions for a while. I just got back from my CD15 (6 days after last Clomid) monitoring. HHhhhhh, I really didn't expect I would be that close to ovulating yet, but I guess I thought I would be closer. I've got 2 lead follicles? Anyways, one the right measuring only 11mm and one on the left measuring 13mm. The RE said they like to see them between 24-27 on Clomid. So I've got a ways to go. No Post Coital test today either since I'm not close enough to ovulation. I totally forgot to ask about an hsg too. Though I guess I still have plenty of time to since that would be next cycle. Plus I'll be with the new RE then and maybe he will want to do one anyways. I go back Monday to try again see if they've grown. That was a great $160 spent. I love you IF. Nothing has been going as I planned today but I'm not letting it ruin my day!

 

ETA: I guess my follies are doing pretty good. For me at least. Because I don't remember even having any close to 13mm when I had an u/s on CD30 last cycle before meds. Off to google follicle growth on Clomid...

Bug hugs to you too Sila!  I'm hoping that this works out.

 

AFM - My HSG got changed from next Wednesday to Tuesday.  No big deal. 

 

 



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Sourire - thanks! I thought the site would be a good idea since not all the info could fit on the invites, and then after the wedding it's a good place to share pictures a lot of people won't see otherwise. I'm so glad it didn't rain on your wedding day! I figure if it rains on ours we'll just throw on some rainboots and jump in the puddles. We have a back-up inside location on site, but it's really not very nice. It has water cycle charts all over the walls.
Thanks for taking over the thread too.
I'm sorry you were feeling so icky. How can a nurse at a fertility clinic have never heard of OHSS?? We're constantly talking about it at mine "just in case". Please be gentle with yourself and keep us updated. I'm glad you're feeling a little better.
Thanks for the yoga DVD link!

 

teresaresa - that's awful that you're there for so long too. I really hate having to wait for so long when I'm there all the time. It just makes things so much harder to bear.
I bet your wedding decor and invites were beautiful! I definitely didn't want to cut/paste so printing it was.
Ugh, the waiting zone is the worst. I'm hoping March is our month. We had all these BFPs in Feb, we need the BFN febbers to get some March BFPs.
I haven't ordered the DVD yet. Amazon does ship to Canada, but some products will not. A lot of what they list actually ships through secondary suppliers and often those suppliers won't ship here. I should check out the Canadian Amazon before ordering though.
I'm glad AF is finally here. I'm thinking good things for your RE appointment and your healing. I'm glad you're feeling good too. That always makes such a difference.

 

Gemmine - Thanks for the good thoughts. I'm on CD9 today.
Thanks for sharing your cycle protocol. It always helps to know what others are doing.
I'm sorry your test was lighter. I'm sending lots of sticky thoughts. I'm sorry about the 2nd beta. Keep us updated, okay? I'm thinking of you.
The wedding planning is definitely a fun distraction. I'm sure things will be crazy stressful the week of, but I'm trying to get as much done as possible beforehand so it won't be too bad.
My screen name on here? It's a lyric from a song I used to like. I used this screen name and another one since I was like 14-ish and when I signed up for MDC I had no other ideas. I do have an idea for AFTER we have a babe, but I'm not sure if I'll change it or not.
How did you know you had blood clotting issues? My RE keeps mentioning it, but only really talks about family history.
As for the low dose, I think my RE was being conservative to avoid getting too many lead follicles. She said if there were 5 or more we'd have to cancel the cycle. I was under the impression that she would adjust the dose if things weren't looking good, but I guess not.

 

SilaMarila - even if you have to take DS with you to the clinic, I know you'd be one of the moms who keeps him under control and make sure he's respectful of the other women. I'm sure everyone understands that sometimes you just can't get childcare. Things happen.
I have to keep doing the injections until O. Today they told me that would probably be soon, which is good, but also bad considering how this cycle is going.
I'm glad the Clomid symptoms decided to leave you alone. I'm hoping all that CM is a good sign! I'm sorry you didn't get any answers from all those tests, about a least there was good news! Isn't the hope thing such a roller coaster? One day you may feel great and the next it just changes. Just to give you a bit of hope, I've had follicles shoot up SEVERAL mms in just one day after growing slooooowly all cycle.

 

wissa - cycle monitoring is just suck a hassle and it can be a bit invasive with all the ultrasounds!

 

smilesarefree - I'm definitely glad for the wedding planning distraction. At first I wasn't so sure about having a big to do, but it turned out to be great. If we're still not pregnant by the wedding, I'm not sure what I'll be doing to keep me distracted afterwards.

 

hope4light - thanks for the nice comments about the blog! I'm hoping it helps our guests out with some extra info. The wedding plans are definitely keeping me distracted, which is a very good thing right now.
Hopefully the March thread will pick up and be a happier place soon. You're definitely right - it's too early to rule out this cycle. Sometimes the sucky ones can be surprises. 

 

chica - What day are you on now? I hate the waiting game. Hopefully this one will bring a happy ending though!
Thanks for the compliment on the wedding site. I absolutely love the location and it has so much sentimental value since I used to go there every year when I was little. Things here have been rough, so I haven't been posting much. I've been dealing with what I think may be depression from all these treatments, and I'm really looking forward to seeing the counselor to talk about everything.

 

cbaa - unfortunately they're not any easier. I'm going to post my numbers/progress at the end of this post. I'm glad your shots are going much easier. Keep us updated!
Thanks for the compliments on the wedding site. I'm really enjoying wedding planning, but I haven't gotten to the stressful stuff yet. DIY is definitely a lot more fun!

 

mexilady - welcome to the group! I hope your stay is short because you get a nice BFP (and we're on a roll right now), but hopefully we'll be able to support you while you're here. I'm thinking good thoughts for your RE appointment. Let us know how it goes.

 

 

AFM, well you read my little rant up there. I'm going to post my numbers from this cycle so far..

 

Estrogen - day 3: 73, day 5: 91, day 7: 127, day 9: 450

lh - day 3: 6, day 5: 5, day 7: 3, day 9: 7

progesterone - day 3: 6, day 5: 4.7, day 7: 5, day 9: 6

 

FOLLICLES -

day 3: 3 on right, 8 on left all under 1 cm

day 5: 1 lead follicle on right at 1.2, 1 lead follicle on left at 1.1

day 7: 7 follicles on the right, 1 lead follicle at 1.4, 8 on the left, one lead at 1.0

day 9: 7 follicles on the right, 1 lead follicle at 1.6, 8 follicles on the left all under 1 cm

 

See what I mean about the shrinking follicle? So weird! I'm on daily monitoring for now on, so no more skipping days.


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Marmo - Excellent HCG #s!!!  Yeah, so exciting!!!!!!!! 

 

Gemmine - hug2.gifSo sorry to hear your numbers are not doubling.  However, that doesn't always mean bad news.  Finger crossed they continue to rise!  Funny about the baby aspirin.  I took it for the first time the month I got my BFP.

 

Cbaa - So glad to hear the shots are not that bad.  I was so afraid of having to give myself shots.  You go girl.  As you are the resident dental expert, I have a questions for you.  The week before I found out BFP, my dentist said I need to fillings.  Honestly, when he said that I knew I was BFP.  We had been watching the cavities for over a year and some how I knew it would be time to fix them when I got pregnant!!  So, now I don't know if/when I should have them done.  Some websites say to wait until the 2nd trimester.  ???? 

 

Teresa - Yeah for AF.  I mean really what was up with her making you wait?  Didn't she know you have plans?   Sorry, I forget not everyone has "Southern Seasons".  It's almost summer for us.  It will be 80 by the end of April around here.

 

mexilady - Welcome!  You will find these ladies are great IF buddies.  They know a lot about the emotion and physical side of IF.

 

Sila, Cbaa, Sourire - The only original ones left?  If you don't graduate soon I'm talking to your ovaries.

 

Sila - The Bd mystery.  My DH was never tested, so I don't know whole lot about swimmer and such.  However, is here what we did the cycle that worked.    BD on CD 12-16, with trigger on CD14. And yeah, for normal results!  Sorry your follicle didn't grow the way you wanted it too!  It can still catch up, but I know that feeling of just knowing it isn't going work.  If the clomid doesn't work, you might want to ask your new RE about using femara.  It has way fewer side effects (well, it did for me anyway).

 

chica - Mind games will drive you mad.  I say be positive until it's negative.  It hurts either way.  Implation dip sounds promising.

 

 

 Shesaidboom - hug2.gifYour estrogen levels would seem to indicate more than one follicle.  You are only on day 9, so all is not lost.  Didn't your follicles catch up last time?

 

AFM - Ultrasound in the morning.  

 


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shesaidboom- That is frustrating about the follicle sizes and not having as good a result as you expecteed. I think the difference in injectables vs. clomid/femara and why you may still have increased success even without bigger/more follicles is that the FSH doesn't affect your estrogen, just gives you better 'quality'. I hope this is it for you, or like in months past, that little egg and whichever straggler backtracked just zip right ahead into extra good follicles! Also, I am on 75 units which they told me was 'very low' and a 'very conservative dose' so 50 sounds like nothing... sounds like your clinic is very cautious about multiple pregnancies. They are keeping you on 50 even though it seems like you are close to ovulation and have smallish follicles? Your estrogen sounds great though so hopefully you have a nice squishy lining!

 

sourire- Thanks for the new thread! 

 

Could you update my blurb: Cbaa2010 (26) TTC#1 since 10/10, 5 failed medicated cycles, 3 IUI. Diagnosed with Endometriosis. Trying Gonal-F for one cycle, hoping for BFP, but if not, moving on to laproscopy and NaPro Technology in March.

 

 I vote for skiing and no hot tub. I agree that the hot water would just be too much for a little embryo, but skiing you should be protected. Too funny about the knee highs... my DH won't BD if I haven't recently shaved... it's a drag, I'm not sure he would be interested in socks though. I remember that post from so long ago... This month, it comes true... then you and Sila and I will blow out of here like the wind and take brichole with us... where is brichole at by the way??

 

gemmine- I tried the baby aspirin before I started acupuncture last January, so I think it is time for another try. I have faith that your beta will bounce back. How much did it go up?

 

sila- I think it is possible they will creep up quickly like shesaidboom said. The cost really does make it hard to be patient. But it does sound  like you are getting somewhere with the follicles growing at CD15!

 

welcome mexilady!  I also hope that you will not have to stay long and you have some answers soon. However, here is my 2 cents  (and probably more) about what you've told me thus far (read- what I remember for the february thread). LP spotting, short LP, which I assume but can't remember if you said comes with cramps, possible pain during intercourse/bowel movements... I will tell you what my new doctor told me. My new doctor, that I researched back in august when we were TTC for a year, and decided to see an RE instead- which I am now contacting 7 months later because I am not pregnant, and immediately he tell me he knows why.---If you ovulate normally and are not pregnant in 1 year, 50% chance you have endometriosis. Combined with signs and symptoms (which I listed above, and which sourire and I have all of them) give us a 95% chance it is Endometriosis. Which, an RE will tell you is 'unlikely the cause of "unexplained" IF' but anyone else that does not push for IVF instead of fixing the cause of the problem, will tell you absolutely is the cause of IF. So.... 7 months later, and heading toward 2 years TTC, I am switching doctors, and set up for a consult for laproscopy in 2 weeks. It is scary and it is absolutely true women with endometriosis get pregnant all the time with clomid/femara/FSH injections... but you have to ask yourself if you aren't that woman, if you want to waste that much time, as I did, to find out that you should have just done the surgery months ago.  That was a mouthful. I am just in the start of this chapter of IF, and still hopeful that this month on Gonal- F will bring me a miracle baby (or 2) without laproscopy or time off to 'fix' my cycles naturally... but I will be happy to help you as much as I can.

 

chica- full of balls you are! Hehe! I am glad everything worked out at your dentist appt. One little cavity isn't bad, you will be glad to have it fixed! I am so hopeful for you this month!!! How much longer til you POAS for us!?

 

hope- always nice when they move things earlier and not later- hope it goes well!

 

gozal- should we send out a search party or are you just so sleepy from your twinkles to come say hello... we miss you!

 

teresa- so does this mean you have your monitoring tomorrow and we will know soon what your plan is for this month?

 

AFM-  I hope I didn't miss anyone! It snowed all last night and then rained and snowed all day. We only got about 5 inches but it is like cement. We aren't snow-blowing... just praying it will melt soon. I will say it looks very pretty outside! 5th day of shots tonight and still no bruising and no emotional side effects just lower back pain and some tightness by my ovaries which I assume is from the endo. I go for my first monitoring tomorrow. I'm having terrible sugar/carb cravings. I keep smelling donuts and cake, just in the middle of the day. I am eating pumpkin/banana paleo muffins, not the same, but it helps... a little. DH and I are going to a hockey game tomorrow so I'm pretty excited for that... hoping to get in some good BDing this weekend. I guess we will know more on that after I get my lab results tomorrow!!!

 

 


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wissa- we crossposted! Yay for ultrasound tomorrow!! Please post your results so we can share. Please, talk to my uterus, my ovaries seem to know whats up, it is my uterus that is getting the big F minus. Dental advice- 2nd trimester. It probably doesn't matter but I wouldn't risk it. Also, as a second line of defense, I would ask for anesthesia without epinepherine. Honestly, I have never seen or heard of adverse effects from epi, however, it can speed up your heart rate if your doctor doesn't aspirate (which they will say, if you ask, they do, but likely, routinely, do not) and injects into a blood vessel. The numbness also won't last as long! Again, just my 2 cents, do what makes you comfortable. If they have been 'watching' for a while, they probably aren't big enough that another month or 2 will make a difference.

 

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wissa - yes, my follicle did catch up last time. I hope that happens again. Thanks for the hugs and reminder that there still is a chance. Those reminders are much needed when I'm feeling so hopeless about this cycle!
I'm sending good thoughts for your ultrasound. Keep us updated.

 

cbaa - You're right. I think I've just been focusing so much on the number of follicles and not thinking of the estrogen levels. I definitely think my clinic is super cautious about multiple pregnancies. I know they've had a lot because there are bulletin boards in the office with pictures of babies on them and about 75% of the pictures are of twins or triplets. They're probably trying to get the stats down. My RE did tell me that 50 was a crazy low dose and we'd adjust as needed. I think she was concerned because I responded so well to the Femara..well in terms of numbers, not in a BFP.

I'm glad you're not having many side effects or bruising. I'm the opposite of you over here! I hope the results you get tomorrow are excellent. I'm sending good thoughts. Have fun at the hockey game!

 

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Gemmine – Big hugs.  Hope you get a fantastic beta on Monday

 

Theresa – It had occurred to me that the universe was giving me extra time to go for it!  We did bd a few times throughout my 6 +opk days, but who knows when the heck I actually did ovulate or if I even managed to at all.  The good thing was that I didn’t tell dh that I was possibly oing so even though I knew he had no idea and so we weren’t having baby making sex at least as far as he was concerned and that made all  the difference!  Glad AF finally showed up and you can get the show on the road. Shamanic healing?  Interested to hear how that goes.

 

Chica – When is 14 dpo?

 

Sila – Hugs, I hope today finds you on the upside of the rollercoaster.

 

Shesaidboom – I hope that your follicles take off like last time around and grow super big super fast.  Everyday monitoring must be a pain in the ass.

 

Sourire – I with the rest of the gals, skiing but no hot tub, that way you don’t have to worry about the hairy legs!  And no I don’t temp, I can usually tell when I O to within a day or 2 going by cm, just not this time.  I have considered doing it before, if my cycles all become wacky like this one then I probably should start.  So 1 week down and 1 week to go!  Hope the next one flies by for you and NO SPOTTING you hear me?

 

Mexilady – Hello and welcome hope your stay is short and sweet!!  As to you being a labor and delivery nurse let me just say that when I had my dd, the labor nurse did EVERYTHING.  It was just her and my dh for hours and hours, and then the doctor comes in at the very last minute to play the hero, well in our book our labor and delivery nurse was the hero!  In our dd’s baby book there is a spot to fill in the delivery doctor’s name, we put Nurse Trudy!  I’ll never forget her.

 

CBAA - Could you elaborate on the bowel pain part of endometriosis?  I was also disappointed about Grey's being a repeat - dh was glad not to have to 'suffer' through it!

 

AFM March means that it has now been 2 years ttc #2.  Sad for me, I can’t think on it like at all or I will be a blubbering mess.   It’s funny how easy it has gotten for me to pack my feelings away to some deep dark place.  I think sometimes that maybe I am getting over the sadness and then I poke around in that dark place just for a sec and I realize that nope, it’s still there.  Probably I should poke around for a bit and have a bawl fest, it would probably make me feel better after but I just can’t bring myself to do that anymore.  Chin up I tell myself, chin up.

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Oh, Gemmine hug2.gifI hate that you have to wait all weekend for your third beta. I hope it's nothing at all and just a total fluke! Thinking of you and praying this bean sticks!

 

cbaa - I am a total sucker for Parenthood! I think we may have talked about it before, but yeah, love it. Doesn't hurt that they're dealing with lots of IF (and possible IF) issues right now. I'm actually a few episodes behind and am looking forward to catching up over the weekend.

 

smiles - aw, hugs to you. Sometimes it's good to go visit the dark place for a little bit and just let yourself feel what you need to feel. Just don't get stuck there for too long! There's still sunshine in the present and in the future, and we can't change the past. coolshine.gif

 

 

 

Cutting this short so I can lunch with my co-workers, but y'all, I feel straight up crazy today. I am having mood swings like mad--it almost feels like a sugar rush. So strange. I am grumpy and then hyper and then sad and then stressed. It's nuts. 

 

Test day (14DPO) is Tuesday! Feels so far away, not sure if I'll make it till then!


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Ok I think I've managed to do all the blurb updates that have been requested so far, let me know if I missed anyone!

 

Thanks everyone for the excellent advice on the skiing & hot tub issue. Monkey your advice was especially helpful! I can now go skiing with no worries, and I do plan to skip the hot tub.

 

chica - that sure does look like a textbook implantation dip you had on 7DPO there. Coincidentally, I'm 7DPO today and I had a big dip this morning. It looks like I'm copying you! I hope you get a BFP on Tuesday! I'd also like to copy you for that too!

 

shesaidboom - The way the body works without meds is that once 1 follicle takes the lead, the others realise they have no chance and they basically disintegrate. It sounds like that's what's happening in your case. Of course the meds are supposed to override that, but I suppose if you are on a really low dose your body is more likely to stick with the natural process.

 

If you end up having a rainy wedding day just remember that rain on your wedding day is a sign that you'll have a fertile marriage! Maybe my sunny wedding day is the reason why I'm having problems TTC haha.

 

gemmine - That sucks about your 2nd beta. This must be so scary for you. Was your 2nd beta at least a bit higher than the first? I've seen other ladies on this thread have betas that took more than 48 hours to double and have everything end up ok. I'm really hoping for some good news for you on Monday!

 

cbaa - have fun at the hockey game! As a Montrealer I am supposed to hate the Bruins (in particular Zdeno Chara) but honestly I don't really care about hockey all that much so I hope the Bruins win when you go! Let us know how your monitoring goes today!

 

Smiles - wow it just hit me that I'm halfway through the 2ww thanks to what you posted! Boy does time ever slow down! Thanks for the message for my uterus, I'll pass it on :) I guess you're in the 2ww too now right?

 

I can definitely tell you more about bowel pain and endometriosis. When I have AF sometimes I have intense stabbing pain in my bowels when I have a bowel movement (also right before). Not fun. Also it only happens when AF is heavy therefore it is likely linked to hormones, which is why I suspect endo.

 

I hate all those sad TTC anniversaries. I have so many of them... August which is when we started TTC, March is when we had our first appointment with the RE (just realised it's been a year since I had that first visit! gah!) and of course New Year's Day is just a crappy reminder that another year has passed and we're still not pregnant. Bleh. My therapist HIGHLY discourages leaving your feelings in a deep dark place, she says its much healthier to release them otherwise they just fester and fester and cause way more stress. I have a tendency to do that too... tell myself everything is fine and its stupid to be upset... but since meeting my therapist I try to just have a good cry whenever the urge strikes. For example a few weeks ago at work I started feeling like crying for no reason, so I went for a walk and cried my heart out and felt sooooo much better after. 

 

sila - I went back and checked my charts from when I was on Clomid, and I was ovulating around CD18-20. I think that's pretty normal for Clomid from what I've heard... people ovulate later on Clomid than they would on Femara or injectables. I usually ovulate around CD17 without meds, and Clomid actually pushed my ovulation back! I think that with a 13mm follicle on CD15 you have an excellent chance of ovulating between CD18-20, since follicles usually grow 1-2mm per day. I also think its very odd that the RE expects your follies to be 24-27mm around ovulation. Most of us doing IUIs get triggered when our follicle is at least 17-18mm, meaning it would be 19-24mm at ovulation 2 days later.

 

wissa - wow you took baby aspirin too for the first time when you got your BFP? I wish I had decided to try it sooner!!!! Of course I had heard of it but I tried so many different things in my first year of TTC and none of them worked so I kind of gave up trying stuff. I'm on day 2 of baby aspirin today. Hoping it helps!

 


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Sourire - Thanks for the reply about the bowel pain.  It peaked my interest as I sometimes get a very sharp intense pain in my bowels and as soon as I feel it I know that I'll need to go in the next minute or so.  It doesn't happen all the time or really all that often.  It only lasts probably 10-20 secs and I find that if I am sitting down I can relieve the pain a bit by lifting my bum off the chair.  I never thought to notice when throughout my cycle it happens, I'll have to pay better attention.  And yes I guess I am in the 2ww but have no idea where at!   Enjoy skiing, and maybe I'll try and cry it out sometime over the weekend I'm sure it would make me feel better!

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Smiles - that sounds exactly like the pain I get. It took me a long time to notice that it only happened during AF (I'm talking years). It's only when I started looking into endo that I suspected it might be connected with AF, and then I paid attention to when I got it for a few months and confirmed that I only got it during AF.

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Guys! I'm here! Please don't think I disappeared on you! I've been away from my computer because - and please know that I am so not complaining - I have been super nauseous/tired this week. I've been trying to read along when I can from my perma-perch on the couch, fist pumping, indignancy, and teary eyes all the way. I have so much I want to write to each of you. I'm going to do my best, okay? Because I love you guys. You know that, right?!

 

Just a quick AFM, my u/s on Mon. included the words "two perfect heartbeats"! Yes, of course I started crying. I think I'm going to be brave and say I'm ready to be moved to graduates. I'm going to go ahead and start posting updates on the graduates thread also. 

 

Sourire, hope you are having a great time skiing! Absolutely, I would go. But no hot tub. Which would probably make me not want to go skiing. ;) But I am a major wimp about the cold. Um, seriously, the nurse had never heard of OHSS? That is insane. Good thing you are feeling better. I hope those stimulated ovaries gave you some super eggs!

 

Gemmine, I'm so sorry you're in this horrible waiting game. From my own personal vortex of googling hcg numbers and doubling times, I really believe it could be okay, esecially with your strong 17dpo level, but I know that it can hurt to think that way, too. So just know that I am madly thinking good thoughts in your direction. 

 

cbaa, I know it probably doesn't seem like it to you, but your positivity just knocks my socks off! I am full of admiration. You make everything sound like fun, including paleo muffins! I am so glad to hear the shots are treating you well. I know that defeated what-for feeling that comes with those horrific doctor bills. Especially when you don't know definitively what is wrong. Sometimes I wonder, had I been more patient would my babies have just come to me? But there is no way to know that, and so easy to say with two babies growing inside me. I do not regret any of it. I thank G-d we have the medical stuff we have today. Have fun at hockey! Know that you are in my prayers!

 

Chica - implantation dip, crazy emotions - very promising!!

 

shesaidboom, how maddening! I bet with all the annoying staff at your doctor's office you can't even get a straight answer as to why you might be responding the way you are? 

 

hope4light, I hope your HSG is as uneventful and un-painful as mine was!

 

Sila, it's always like that, isn't it? One day you can see the light, the next day all stormy skies. It sounds like you are definitely responding to the Clomid, which is a good thing! My RE never told me that about Clomid in terms of optimal follicle size, she just wanted them over 18mm for trigger. But we also knew from all my natural monitored cycles that I tend to make big follicles anyway. My trick was to get Clomid to get me to NOT ovulate early. It's still bizarre to me because I'd never been an early ovulator until after my m/c. Bodies are weird, man! Anyway from that experience I do gather that there is some interaction between Clomid and the natural tendency of your cycles. Which is to say, it sounds to me like this cycle is building up to be a promising one for you. By the way, I did want to mention, I have a dear friend who like you is very fit and has always been very thin naturally. Professionally she works as a personal trainer and fitness instructor. She had soem ovulation problems both times ttc - she was one of the rare ones who has low enough body fat (without being an Olympic athelete) in the West to interfere with fertility. I'm sure you are well aware of that possibility and are of course super well-informed on diet and all that stuff. But I wonder if some experimentation with dietary fat would help? For my friend, she had to cut back on her work, eat a bulk-up diet, and she was also folic acid resistant. She didn't take the special form of folate, she just stopped taking OTC prenatals with folic acid in them. And she has two gorgeous boys!

 

Marmo - I missed all the fun of cheering you along but I am so happy I get to say CONGRATULATIONS!! Interesting that your first hint was a very slightly darker line 10dp-trigger. That was mine too, but I convinced myself it was all in my head. How awesome that it was in neither of our heads?!

 

Smiles, you may remember, but the first time I was really able to feel all of it and not pack anything away was the weekend before I got my bfp. My mom always tells me that it's precisely at that point when you can't take another moment that things finally change. So here is hoping the same thing happens for you!

 

teresa, ugh about work. I had the same issue with not knowing what the plan was until my baseline u/s. On the one hand, it drove me crazy. On the other, it made me feel like my RE was sure every cycle would work and no plan was needed, which made me feel good. It's a wash I guess! Fingers crossed that this is an amazing cycle for you.

 

I know I've left out things I wanted to say - but I am thinking of each and every one of you. I am going to be peeking in and cheering you on! Can't get rid of me so easily! ;)


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Sourire, Gozal - Thanks again for the encouragement about my follies! We aren't for sure IUI this cycle so maybe that is why he only told me how big they needed to be to ovulate? We'll se where they are monday.

 

Gozal - Thanks for the input.It makes sense that since I ovulate extremely late on my own, that I will probably still ovulate later with Clomid. I also used to be a personal trainer and fitness manager. I "retired" to be a stay at home mom and just train myself now. Anyways, I haven't even tested my body fat percentage in ages. I was at my lowest when we conceived DS. I'm not at all under weight, rather I'm pretty muscular. I've done a lot of experimenting with my diet and exercise for ttc and nothing seems to change. I can't figure it out. I've cut way back on high intensity stuff and running. I even completely stopped running for 2 months in the summer and no change. I'm eating A LOT of fat right now. Good fats of course. I keep telling myself fat doesn't make you fat, calories make you fat. I've somehow gained 2-3lbs in the last month or so though. Maybe it will help. I do take a high quality food based prenatal and I also eat a lot of greens, so I'm not about hte folic acid thing.

 

Smiles - I'm sorry you have been at this so long. Hugs.

 

AFM - We had a miracle chemical pregnancy (around 5wk loss) in June. Today would have been my due date. I'm so sad that it's been 9 plus and nothing has changed. My womb is still empty. I'm even more sad that we're approaching a yr and half and my arms are still empty. No baby to hold.

 

 


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Gozal - Glad to hear from you! I missed you! I'm so happy your pregnancy is healthy. I actually got a tears in my eyes when I moved you to graduates, it's just so darn exciting! I'll definitely be stalking you on the grads thread.

 

Sila - This may sound strange to say, but I'm jealous of you gaining a few lbs! I am underweight (BMI 18.0) and no matter how hard I try, nothing I do seems to change that. In fact I randomly weighed myself earlier this week and I had lost 2lbs which is so discouraging (though it could have been due to my recent haircut haha... I have very thick, heavy hair)! I'm sure a lot of people wish they had my problem, but I was reading in Making Babies the other day that being underweight is twice as detrimental to fertility as being overweight. bigeyes.gif The book also mentioned that thin women who excercise even moderately can benefit from cutting back a bit, but the only excercise I do is very gentle yoga 3x per week so I doubt that cutting back would be beneficial to me. I've also read that the vegan & vegetarian diets can increase the likelihood of having issues with ovulation, especially for thin people. I'm so torn because I'm trying to eat healthier for fertility but a lot of the fertility/endometriosis diets involve reducing meat & dairy which kind of worries me because that's where I get most of my fat! I guess I'll just have to focus on organic meat, because the main reason given for cutting out meat is usually hormone & antibiotic content. The only problem is that DH hates buying organic due to the price and we always argue about it (we can afford it, DH is just cheap).

 

So sorry to hear about that due date today... what a sad day.


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Sourire - I'll gladly give you that couple of pounds! In my opinion non organic dairy and meat are just not worth it. The risks of the hormones and antibiotics in non organic meat and dairy far outweigh the benefits. My suggestion is saving up your $ to buy high quality meat and dairy and cut the amount you eat back to just a few times a week and eat a vegetarian/vegan diet the rest of the time (have we talked about this before? Or maybe that was someone else? sorry if I'm repeating myself!) Some ideas for healthy plant based fats and things that I do: use high quality olive oil on salads and to cook vegetables with and use it in place of butter ( you can even whip it in the blender and refridgerate it like butter!), or use coconut oil, I also eat a lot of young thai coconuts, a lot of avocados, and lot of good quality raw olives, also nuts and seeds (soaked first). I agree, that I don't think cutting back on your exercise would do anything. There is a fine line where some exercise boosts fertility, but too much decreases fertility ugh. Thanks, I've had a few tears since last night, but I'll be ok.

 

Monkey - I meant to say about the hot tub thing. This is why my RE wasn't happy to hear that I do yoga in a heated environment huh? She told me kind of what you said. There are pregnant woman that do it at my studio and they were doing it before they became pregnant too. But they probably weren't dealing with IF. It's hard because I feel like it REALLY REALLY helps with the stress and anxiety that are often a result of IF, but at the same time I don't want to do anything that will decrease my chances. But I'm so stubborn and I see these pregnant ladies doing it and I just haven't been able to quit yet...


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smilesarefree - monitoring every day definitely is a pain in the ass, but thankfully it was every second day for a while and now I'm surging so no more except for the IUIs.
I'm sorry you're coming up on 2 years TTC. Our TTC "anniversary" is coming up as well. It's such a hard thing to have to go through. Get those feelings out if you can. Keeping them in that dark place is never a good thing, even though a lot of us tend to do that. Sending lots of hugs.

 

sourire - that actually makes a lot of sense. You're so knowledgeable and I appreciate you sharing answers when you can!
Okay, now I'm hoping for rain! I've heard rain being good luck, but not about the fertile thing.

 

gozal - I'm sorry you're feeling so icky, but it is nice to hear from you. Happy official graduation move!
I'm thinking what Sourire explained is probably what happened..in a natural cycle most extra follicles will realize they're not going to win so they shrink up. Meds are supposed to overried that, but because I'm on such a crazy low dose it probably didn't happen. That makes sense to me anyway. I wonder what my RE would say. I'm trying to make another appointment to discuss next steps if this cycle doesn't work.

 

SilaMarila - I'm so sorry. I'm thinking of you.

 

 

AFM, well I'm surging today so we're going in for IUIs tomorrow and Sunday. My lh is higher than it has been on surging days before though, so I'm worried that my cervix will be high again and it'll hurt like last time. Here were my results for today (CD 10)...

 

estrogen 417 (down from 450 yesterday)

lh 38

progesterone 6

My one lead follicle is 2cm

 

Talking about TTC anniversaries..that's always something that makes me sad. In December, it had been 10 years since my first miscarriage. I would have had an almost 10 year old now! I was thinking about how different life would be. I think what everyone is saying is true. It is incredibly hard to go through all this time (and have these reminders of how long it has been) and still have empty arms. I'm hoping that this month, we can get some more BFPs to work towards changing that. Sending good thoughts for you all.


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Sourire: Would you mind changing my blurb (sorry it’s long) to read – (32) DH (46) TTC#1 since 04/09…. Married 06/09. 2.5 years of trying naturally with acupuncture, herbs, yoga, etc. "Unexplained infertility" 1 failed Clomid cycle w/IUI and 2 failed Femara cycles w/IUI. Starting 4th medicated cycle with Femara and IUI, Restoring Fertility DVD, new acupuncturist, a shamanic healing, and daily affirmations J

 

So, the winter storm they were predicting turned out to be some slushy, icy rain – boring. Sounds like cbaa got the actual storm. Started the DVD yesterday, and I like it so far. I haven’t done yoga in a while (and I’m not at my ideal weight), so some of the poses are difficult though I have blocks so that helps. I definitely saw a difference in my flexibility just from yesterday to today.

 

I read your story from the old thread about your son. I feel so positive and hopeful for you. It’s such a beautiful story. One suggestion – perhaps you could try standing in front of the mirror each morning and speaking aloud your readiness to receive your son. I know it sounds a little hokey, but I think even if your child spirit isn’t currently communicating with you, he’s still there and he can feel your intentions. Am I being totally weird?

 

Also, I am so with you on unshaved legs. I haven’t shaved mine since late August, and I only did it then because I was in a friend’s wedding in September. On the flip side, I could never DTD with socks on! I actually have a no socks during lovemaking rule J I will refuse get down with DH if he’s wearing socks!

 

And, I got married on the only day it didn’t rain in June 2009 – it all makes sense now ;-)

 

chicajones: I’m bummed that they don’t do dual citizenship anymore. That would have been fun! Glad your dental appointment went well and you didn’t have to deal with x-rays! I was never much good at following charts, but all of our “chart stalkers” on here sound super positive about yours. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for you – we need to kick March off with a nice BFP. Sending you a little of my luck o’ the Irish for Tuesday!

 

shesaidboom: I know how much it must suck right now, but don’t give up hope! You still have time for your follies to kick into high gear like they have before. I totally think it stinks that they put you on such a low dosage of the injectibles – I mean, what’s the point of spending all that money? I would have an emotionally charged sit-down with your RE! I’m sending you hugs and a love note to your follies to get going!

 

Gemmine: I am so, so sorry. I will keep you in my thoughts this weekend – I know it will be a tough one. If you can, try to do something nice for yourself. I know we’ll all be keeping the hope alive for you. I wish I could hug you for real right now.

 

SilaMarila: I know my follicle growth was slower on Clomid than it was on Femara, so 11 and 13 don’t sound bad to me for CD15 - especially since you’re also in the process of regulating your cycle at the same time. When do you go in for your next monitoring? Maybe you’ll get a nice birthday present next week and you’ll have gigundo follies ready to pop J That is my birthday wish for you!!!

 

Just read your latest post. I’m sorry, love.

 

wissa19: How was the ultrasound?? Jealous of your steadily rising temperatures (weather, not body!) – it’s actually supposed to be sunny and 60 next Thursday which is totally ridiculous, but I’m looking forward to it, nonetheless!

 

cbaa2010: You are so strong – I have a hard time resisting sugar these days even though I know it’s the root of most evil!! What is paleo? A hockey game will definitely get those endorphins up and make for some good BDing! Enjoy J

 

smilesarefree: Whoa! Real sexy time? Not have to make a baby sexy time? That is such a recipe for a BFP, my friend. You are in like Flynn this month (do they even have that expression in Canada? Frankly, I’m not really even sure what it means – hope it’s not something dirty!). I am going to keep every digit crossed for you. I definitely vote for a cathartic bawl fest in the meantime. And, I’m right there with you… well, except that I’m coming up on three years. It hit me like a ton of bricks at my new acupuncturist’s office when she asked how long we’d been trying and I said 2.5 years. I caught myself, and was like oh wow – I’ll be starting year 3 in April. BLEEP! I just keep trying to tell myself that I’m going to be a super awesome mom because the IF journey has made me learn a lot about myself and my relationship with DH. Everyone’s journey is different, but I’m sure you’ve learned a lot over the last 2 years too.

 

gozal: YAYAYAYAYAY!!! So happy to hear from you and your womb with 2 PERFECT heartbeats J

 

AFM: I had to split up my RE appointment today because I didn’t have a 2hr block of time to dedicate. So, I went in the AM for my b/w, u/s and pelvic and then came back to talk with my doctor this afternoon. I’m really excited about this cycle even though the change he made was only minor. So, I’m doing Femara again at 5mg on CD3-7. This time, though, he’s bringing me in for monitoring on CD15 (4 days later) and plans to do the IUI on CD16 and 17. He’s trying to mimic my body’s natural ovulation time which makes me happy because I’ve been worried about/annoyed by these long LPs. I guess this means my follicle will be bigger though, so I’m not sure if that’s good or not. I believe it was 17 or 19 on CD11 last time. I trust my doc though, so it’s OK by me. He also answered some questions for me that I’ve picked up from you all… he said that AMH is sort of a fad right now for predicting egg quality. He said he only uses it when FSH and Estradiol levels aren’t telling him what he needs to know. He said my eggs are fine so that’s not a concern for him. I asked about endometriosis because I too have pretty painful periods and a lot of pain around my bowels during AF (this month has been particularly bad – I slept with a heating pad all night last night!). He said the crazy thing about endo is that it doesn’t behave in the same way for every person. So, not everyone with endo experiences IF. Also, he said a lot of times women with IF and endo have so much endo that it can be seen on an u/s (there’s nothing on mine). But, he said that’s not always the case. He’s not ready to make me go for a lap yet, but he said he’d put it in his notes to keep in mind for the future. I also asked about baby aspirin and he agrees that it can help, but said it wasn’t right for me at this time. He said he likes to wait until CD3 to tell me the plan for the next cycle because he has the most information at that time. He seemed to indicate that this might be my last Femara cycle, so I asked if that means injectibles are up next. He said he wasn’t sure – he’d have to wait to see how things go with this cycle. All in all, I’m feeling really hopeful and so is he which is nice! In other news, DH backed out of the healing session on Sunday because of the two-week follow up (which includes no caffeine and no alcohol – he has a boys weekend away next weekend, so that wasn’t going to work for him). So, I’ll be on my own which is fine. I think I expressed my disappointment in a really healthy way which is progress (usually there’s some pouting involved!!!). Ok, I’ve written a book on myself. How rude!!! Hoping everyone has a wonderful, hope-filled weekend!

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smiles- I think for me the bowel pain is more upset stomach during AF, I get like pressure/pain like I have to poop all day CD1. Like cramps, all the way from my bowels to my hips and down my legs... I hope that your egg made its little way out and you are on your way to a surprise BFP by having the pressure off! Sometimes it just feels good to really feel and acknowledge your emotions. I think IF makes us so reserved and accountable for our own misgivings that we forget that our emotions are valid and we deserve to give ourselves a good cry sometimes. DH asked if I was about to have an 'ugly cry' when I told him about my lab results... I didn't, but I'm thinking an ugly cry might be just what the doctor ordered...

 

chica- sounds like good signs!! I love the parenthood, if you are a few episodes behind, be prepared to cry!

 

sourire- it was sunny on my wedding day too... darnit! We actually went to a Boston University/Northeastern University game, DH is in grad school at BU, they won YAY!! I also <3 the Bruins, I am an all around Boston sports fan... I don't watch and follow along religiously, but I love cheering us on! Sounds like you are having good signs too, please November baby, come join sourire's world! I had to LOL about DH and organic meats- my DH is constantly complaining about or grocery bill doubling since TTC- just because he is a saver (cheap-o) and I'm a spender! We balance each other out. My BMI is 18.7, I lost 7 lbs getting off gluten/dairy after 4 weeks... I just don't know what to eat to gain it back...

 

Thanks gozal! I can imagine the most relieving words to hear are 'two perfect heartbeats' - Are you going to find out the sexes? I think we will always wonder 'what-if' after going through IF, but what matters is reality. We will all get there, I have faith in each and every one of us. God's time... thats what I keep believing.

 

Sila- hug2.gif what a hard day. I hope that the clomid does a turn around and your have a full belly soon and full arms at this time next year.  Your health and commitment to your diet amaze me... I'm struggling just to reduce my sugar/oils intake... Somehow sugar is harder than gluten or dairy... I did trigger with Clomid, but I used to O at Cd 17 then it moved to CD 15, I believe with Clomid it was 15, 14, 15- so pretty much the same. But I agree with Gozal, if you weren't Oing at all before it makes sense it would still take your body a little longer to figure out what to do. What dose were you on again? Any EWCM yet?

 

shesaidboom- well it sounds like at least that one follicle bumped up to a good size for your surge. Looking back on dates and what-ifs are always hard, to think of how our lives would be different. I hope this cycle brings the change your body needed and you have a take home baby in your arms soon.

 

AFM- Results are in- I am following suit to everyone else having sub-bar response this cycle. 1 lead follicle on the left at 16.7mm, all others under 12mm... I go back tomorrow for new b/w u/s and my nurse says likely trigger tomorrow, IUI Monday. I might ask if we can do IUI Sunday... I don't know what they would say as that is not routine... but Monday is so hard for me to get out of work. My office manager is out so I would have to go directly to my boss, who I thought knew I'd been leaving once a month since Sept but my OM told me last month she has never told him, he just never notices I'm gone... We will see. No LH surge for me yet. I'm annoyed that I'm ready for O at CD8... what is with that?! My estrogen was 373, they didn't post my LH or Progesterone, who knows why. To add my 'anniversary' - I just logged on to fertilityfriend to get my O dates on clomid for sila, and it says my VIP membership expired--- today--- what are the chances, I have barely been on in a few months, but seriously... today?! It just makes me sad, when I signed up I remember thinking I'm wasting money with  my year and a half subscription or whatever it was... so much hope back then. Still hopeful, just in a different way now.

 

 


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recurrent miscarriages IVF 2/13@10w , FET 6/13@7w, IVF 10/13@4w, FET 2/14 @4w
Failed IVF 5/14, IVF OHSS Freeze all with PGD 8/14- 6 PGD normal embryos
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