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Lets make those babies!


Waiting to O :


* AmyPDX
* chiquitayy
* solejean
* dykemom
* Miss Scarlet


Waiting to Know... Braving the 2WW :


* sarahcecile
* painefaria
* gellybeangrl
* LibraryLady
* MaxK
* BunnyLullabye
* MujerMamaMismo
* 2HappyMamas (IVF w/ DW's eggs)



Waiting for AF :



Working on IVF :

* Shadow22 with DP's eggs


Taking a Break/Figuring Things Out/Waiting to be Ready :


* FiveGrandBaby (starting back around November 2010)
* AmandaHope
* vannienicole (starting ICI in September 2010)
* escher12 (hoping to start back in August/September)
* AmandaMom
* seraf
* Newbian Mama
* giggleblue & DP
* Astro & DP Fozziebear
* katherinerose
* SPCD & Dp
* bttrflygypsy
* Hoping2bMoms
* Joyseattle
* Cejae (gettin' ready for IVF in the spring!)
* Milletpuff (taking a break until sept or oct)


MIA:

* kkearney1982
* lauren726
* j_on_planet
* Tigerlily1



:2010 Graduates!


July BFPs

* Beastie
* gumshoegirl007
* wehrli - 4-1-11

June BFPs

* Coco & DP (twins) - 2-14-11


May BFPs

* burg
* korey - 2-1-11

April BFPs

* calimeow
* mtnlisa - 12-9-10
* kimlyn - 12-12-10

February BFPs

* Mistral - 10-17-10
* Quasar & smartycat - 10-26-10
* Monarchgrrl - 10-31-10
* erthe_mama & DP - 11-04-10

January BFPs

* lyndzies - 10-4-10
* FtMpapa - 10-10-10

:2009 Graduates!

December BFPs

* osker
* megan sacha
* mkpgoddess

November BFPs October BFPs

* JJNoho
* Mommies 2 Be
* megincl & ktcl

September BFPs

* elismum1908
* KSDoulaMama
* pleasantlyfurious

August BFPs

* chicagoml
* wishin'&hopin'

July BFPs

* hbog
* kimlyn32

May BFPs

* indigoscot's dp

April BFPs

* Kelmendi
* KJM
* whoabethy
* carmen

March BFPs

* scalpel
* katwomyn4

February BFP

* deny_zoo29

January BFP

* jodybird511

:2008 Graduates!

December BFPs

* DM630
* raene
* wazzmum

October BFPs

* JennM1021
* lexbeach's DP
* QTRANDI

September BFP

* Ellie74

August BFPs

* heart-n-bones
* Love My Family

July BFPs

* giggleblue
* pranava
* MamaCaveBear
* quasar (and DP smartycat)

June BFPs

* starling&diesel
* PiGirl
* Erica12009

April BFPs

* tigermiep
* MujerMamaMismo
* tiggerkong22
* simcon
* 2happymamas

March BFPs

* JenInMpls
* mahrens77

January BFP

* cookie70

:2007 Graduates!

December BFP

* Scalpel

November BFPs

* mamimapster
* AngelaM
* solejean
* lmh222

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i hope no one minds that i posted july's new thread... i realized that i posted in june's thread this morning and it is indeed july!

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Thanks for doing this, Wehrli! I hope it brings you threadkeeper's luck and a BFP in July.

Would you add a link to my chart in the first post? It's http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/251486 and I can use all the thread staking available!

Also, it seems like we've sort of stopped using the "marinating" section. Maybe we should erase that or combine it with "waiting to know"?

Thanks!!

ETA: I posted one super long post in the June thread this morning. It's full of personals, so check it out before making the leap to July!

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Ooops - posted this in June so cut and paste:

AHope: Everything sounds like it's lining up nicely for this cycle. Good luck!

Bunny: Keeping my fingers crossed that you see a BFP.

Indigo: Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

AmandaMom: Congratulations on your marriage! I tried to talk my DP into doing it when it legal in CA for a second, but she said she wanted to wait for federal recognition. It's gonna be a while. LOL But we are DP's here in California which is just about marriage without the name. It's funny - my DP is very pro meds. She just wants to up our chances and get pregnant as quick as possible whatever it takes. I would be willing to try without anything, but quick is good since we only have 2 vials left of our DS's donor.

Wehrli: Good luck with this cycle!

Library: Enjoy your break and the baking sounds yummy! No boating, but horseback riding and swimming if the water is too cold.

Gelly: Those symptoms sound a lot like what I had going on when pregnant with my DS.

Beastie: Good luck!

AFM: RE was ok - the NP seemed uncomforable and not exceedingly friendly. My DP picked up on it too. Luckily she's at the clinic where I'm not likely to go regularly. She told me to call on the first day of my cycle after my DS is weaned so we can do the Clomid challenge. Why is that always their first step - same thing when TTC my DS. I have no evidence of infertility, but they jump right to clomid. It worked with my DS, but I don't know why that's their go to. I could try without clomid and not have to wean. But like I said earlier my DP is very pro clomid since it worked the first time. And it's hard to argue since it led to a BFP, but I have no evidence that I couldn't do that without Clomid since we've never tried. I probably will go the route recommended. My DS is almost 2 so I think he would be ok if I weaned, but I will miss the nursing. But he needs a sibling so whatever it takes. Sorry I'm writing a book...

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anyone else want me to add their chart??

is everybody in the correct place? if not, let me know, i will make sure it's corrected...

TTWers: want me to add test dates?

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Just popping in - can I be added to Waiting to O please? I went in for my beta this morning and asked to have a urine test as well, since I wasn't certain that they'd have the results back in time tomorrow. The pee test was negative and I am 14 days post IUI, so I am just waiting for the beta to confirm that on Monday, so I can start the next cycle. I am feeling like a big mess. This is our last cycle coming up, and I'm just ugh. I should avoid the board since I am Captain downer right now. Sorry

We're going to try clomid I think. I So need encouraging info about Clomid - I do ovulate, I make 2 eggs (at least these last 2 cycles) on my own. Tell me clomid will somehow work anyway.

Escher - I am so incredibly sorry. I have been there, and my heart hurts for you. Big big hugs.

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sarah, sorry i have to move you... as for clomid, i'm pretty sure that even if you O, the clomid helps you follies/eggies be bigger and stronger... which equals healthier. FX that clomid does the trick!

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I've been totally MIA lately. I'm way behind on personals but wanted to say:

Happy birthday to AmandaHope!! Hope it was a great one.

And escher, I was so sad to read of your loss. There's nothing anyone can say or do - but I've been thinking about you for the past few days.

The news of my sister's pregnancy threw me into a whirlwind of emotions. I was stunned at first, and then sad, and then ANGRY - soooo angry - and now I'm looking at the situation more realistically. Did I mention she's homeless? She crashes with friends. I'm sure she's still using, and she told my mom flat out she's still smoking. It's no longer about how-in-the-world-did-she-get-pregnant-before-me... it's now - is there any way the baby will be born healthy? How will she take care of it? She has a felony conviction that she's running from - as soon as the police catch her, she's off to prison. The wife and I immediately agreed that we would take the baby if the county takes the baby away from her, but in order for that to happen, she has to test positive for heroin in the hospital, or the baby has to test positive. Or the police need to find her before the baby is born. Man, it's so messed up. I'm terrified the baby will be born and go "home" with her - from there, so many bad things can happen. The worst thing would be for her to be in charge of a baby. I don't even think she eats regularly. She told my mom she "thinks" she's 4 months pregnant, but she also told her she's due in October, which would make her 6 months pregnant - SHE DOESN'T EVEN KNOW HOW PREGNANT SHE IS. I'm just terrified for that baby. And if something happens to that kid because of some negligence on the part of my sister, my sister will never, ever forgive herself. There's nothing good about this. My mom's first grandkid.... wow. It's still surreal to me, especially since I haven't seen my sister since last fall.

We're currently on CD6 (it's flying by!), and RE is being more aggressive with the drugs this time. This is our last shot with KD. With the news of my sister, it's a very real possibility we'll be caring for an infant by October. (This isn't something I'm excited or happy about.) It is highly unlikely she will manage to maintain custody of that baby. But we're still moving on with TTC, and I'm hoping we get a bunch of healthy eggs and 1 or 2 manage to stick.

Good luck to everyone - hopefully with the new thread I can keep up on personals.

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Hi Everyone,

I just posted this in June--oops! So here it is again in July, with a few things added.

Fivegrandbaby: What a challenge with your sister and her pregnancy. I hope somehow she is able to keep the baby safe and healthy while she is pregnant, and that it ends up in the best place for it after it is born.

Sarahcecile: I'm sorry. What a disappointment. I hope that clomid is exactly what you need.

BunnyLullabye: Exciting symptoms! I can never figure out what the percentages about hpts on FF mean, so I tend to look more at the percentages at http://www.countdowntopregnancy.com/pregnancytest/. I'm never sure if FMU is the best choice or not. When I got a pos test at 10dpo, I used random afternoon urine. Good luck if you do decide to test!

Solejean: That's a tough choice about clomid. On the one hand, I definitely understand wanting to just do what worked last time, but I can also understand wanting to see what your body can do on its own. Good luck figuring that out!

Beastie and Gellybeangrl: You have exciting symptoms too! When do you think you might want to test? Beastie--I went to college in Northampton too!

Wehrli: I bet you're safe waiting to start poas--it seems like you pretty consistently ovulate around day 17. Even if you were a few days early this cycle, you still wouldn't need to be testing yet. Thanks for starting and taking care of the new thread!

LibraryLady: Go team!

AmandaHope: I'm sorry your insurance won't cover the trigger shot, but I'm glad you're using it. I hope it is exactly what you need! My experience with progesterone was that it didn't give me any big side effects, but I'm not convinced it did anything for me (it didn't increase the progesterone levels in my blood tests) and it was one more thing for me to worry about. But I know for some people it makes them worry less!

QOTD: I think probably the most peaceful times of each cycle are CD3-7 (when I'm over the BFN but still not stressing about O timing) and 3-6dpo (when I've over stressing about O timing but not yet stressing about when to test).

AmandaMom: Taking a break is hard, but it sounds like that makes sense for you with the timing of your trip. I hope the trip is great! Maybe we'll end up insemming around the same time in August!

AFM: We're trying to choose a new donor. We almost want to just use the same donor we have been using (we've grown fond of him, and his sperm did get me pregnant, and it probably wasn't his sperm's fault that I miscarried), but on the off chance that there was something wrong with his sperm we think it is probably best to choose someone new. We're hoping to stick with TSBC. Hopefully we can find another great donor there!

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SarahCecile - Personally, I skipped Clomid because my NP thought my estrogen was on the low side of normal, and Clomid actually suppresses estrogen. Also, my RE basically said that injectibles have a higher success rate and take control over all of the hormones, which I liked. I ovulate as well, very regularly, but my cycle is looooong. In any case, even if you are ovulating already, Clomid will help your eggs become healthier, and if your cycle is long, it will probably allow you to ovulate earlier (which is a good thing). It's a good choice for A LOT of women!

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Fivegrandbaby I don't blame you for being mad and worried! I wonder if maybe jail would be the best place to keep the baby safe, though I guess people can always get access to drugs in there too. I'm sorry that's such a horrible and stressful situation for you and your family.

Escher thanks for the link and sharing your experience. I'm going to go check it out. Maybe I'll POAS again this afternoon when my husband is home for lunch.

Wehrli thanks for starting the thead for us! If you want you can add me to "Waiting to know" and even though I'm not temping I'm keeping track of everything so my chart link is http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/2f89e0

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Escher that site is so interesting! According to this: http://www.countdowntopregnancy.com/...ine_sample.php it's looking to me like afternoon may be the best time to test.

And I have a couple syptoms I didn't realize were symptoms lol. My urethra feels a little weird, not quite like UTI but sort of irritated, and my pee smells stronger lol.

I'm worried all these symptoms are just going to make it more difficult to handle if I'm not pregnant.

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Hey Ladies~ Only a moment so I can't do personals today except to say WOW and YIKES to 5G's story. I'd be so angry too. I hope the baby is born healthy and comes to the best place for it to live. I know you could give it that home, for certain.

The pies turned out well. My dad's already eaten several helpings of the cobbler..

Temp went down slightly today but not TOO much. The cats woke me really early so I had lots of time to fret about it. I also had lots of dreams about babies. In one of them, my mom and my aunt were in my bedroom and they had lots of red haired babies with them and they kept handing them to me. Hopefully it's a good sign!

Love to you all~ will write more later x

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Lol Library that's a funny dream. I've had a bunch but they're all "I *might* be pregnant" none are for sure. Though a couple months ago I had two half-lucid dreams that I was going into labor on March 9th.

I tested. One had a colored line but looks like a dent. So I took another and don't see anything :-(

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Seraf I see you moved to waiting to be ready. I assume that nasty AF showed up and am really sorry if that's the case. Bummer. s

Beastie and Library and Gelly Your charts are looking good! I'm so ready for another rash of BFPs on this board--you go!

5G Wow--your sister's situation is really heartbreaking. As I mentioned, I have a cousin who sounds very similarly messed up; she couldn't take care of her baby at all and still barely acknowledges her when she sees her. It is so sad. As tough as it is, I'd try to move through the anger at your sister; you are more likely to be helpful if you can support her, and if she feels supported, she is more likely to be able to consider the health and welfare of the baby and to make some level-headed decisions. I will say (again, I think), that the daughter of my heroin/methadone-addicted cousin, miraculously, is a very healthy and developmentally normal preschooler, now. Would you really consider adopting her/him? What a huge commitment...and possible lifesaver, too. Gulp.

Bunny Sorry about the negative afternoon test. Hold on--it is still early. Hang in there for a few more days, and you'll know, one way or the other (hopefully the RIGHT way!).

Beastie Thanks for your ripe follicle thoughts today. Your comments were really sweet and encouraging. Your chart looks so great, and your symptoms sound promising, too. I'm really pulling for you!

Escher, Wehrli, and others Thanks for your feedback about the progesterone. I'll probably just take it; my midwife says that the pills in the hoo-ha don't give too many side effects (as you all have also said) and that you don't have to stay on them the whole first trimester, as I'd feared. But I do kind of hate to risk the nasty d/c during the AF-free week when my DD will be out of town, IYKWIM.

AFM My baby is gone! Ok--not a baby--and only gone for 10 days, but still! I felt sad after she left; rather than working (sigh), I took a nap. Blah. I'm so excited for her and know she'll have wonderful adventures in Colorado--but I'm sad not to be there with her and to share those adventures with her. She is really growing up--having her adventures away from us. I know this is a good thing, but I'm still sad. And it makes me want a baby more than ever! I'm not done with being a mommy of a little one. I love my big girl so much, but I'm not ready to move out of the little one stage of my life. So pregnancy, here I come!

Trigger shot tonight! Wehrli, since you asked, I'm supposed to do it in my belly chub (hmm...good thing I have plenty reserved for this purpose ), and I'll do it myself. DP gets nervous about hurting me, and I have no problem with it. It is Ovidrel 250mcg in a .5ml syringe. I haven't taken it out and looked at it--hope the syringe isn't too huge! I'll do it at 11pm, and we'll do the insem around 10-11am on Saturday. Yay! My KD is on notice and ready to go for a shipment tomorrow afternoon. This time, he should have the FedEx logistics under control.

QOTD This post turned into a manuscript, sorry. My most peaceful time is on insemination day(s). I am peaceful and hopeful on those days, as I visualize the journey of the egg and the swimmers and conception.

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I've been MIA - and am way behind on personals. Apologies!

Escher - so sorry about your loss. Hang in there!

LibraryLady - I may have missed it, but when do you think you'll test?

Gelly - your chart looks great!

5G - gah! your sister! that's insanity!

Wehrli - great to see you at the helm of this month's thread. Could you move me to Waiting to O?

AFM, I'm so behind, it's already CD5! I tend to do the head-in-the-sand thing when I see that temp drop (this cycle, that was two days before AF - so I'm just now emerging from about a week of laying low). DP and I have also been out of town most of the week, away from reliable internet connections. It was good to have a nice break, and now we're back at home, and I'm taking an inventory of babymaking supplies, and gearing up for this cycle. This part of my cycle is pretty zen - I'm in control of the prep work, but don't have to deal with the obsessing about timing quite yet.

What are you all planning for the holiday weekend? I love 4th of July - secular holidays are my favorite, because everyone gets to be a part of it. We have enough berry picking, pie-making, BBQs, and fireworks-watching plan to make the next four days fly by. Then, back to obsessing!

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Coco --you are still lurking here, right? Well, congrats on the TWINS! OMG! So happy for you that you have two beautiful beating hearts.

AFM Trigger shot was a breeze. Maybe it is my extra belly chub, but I didn't even feel it!

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We're going to try clomid I think. I So need encouraging info about Clomid - I do ovulate, I make 2 eggs (at least these last 2 cycles) on my own. Tell me clomid will somehow work anyway.

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Clomid definitely helped for us. DP ovulated on her own but after 8 months worth of tries, we tried clomid and it worked on the second cycle ! The Doc thinks it helped mature her eggs. I would try it if I were you but just make sure you are well monitored with ultrasounds... You dont want to pull a Jon & Kate ;-) (Oh yeah, those sextuplets ? that was clomid !)

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Coco --you are still lurking here, right? Well, congrats on the TWINS! OMG! So happy for you that you have two beautiful beating hearts.
Of course I am still lurking

And thanks We are very very happy about having twins I made a fool of myself during the ultrasound but I really didnt care... those two beating hearts were a sight to see ! My heart simply melted... and all the rest of me too ! It was the same rush finding out that we are having two than it was seeing the bfp... and less scary because seeing the hearts is a good sign !

I am wishing this same thrill for each of you !

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Of course I am still lurking

And thanks We are very very happy about having twins I made a fool of myself during the ultrasound but I really didnt care... those two beating hearts were a sight to see ! My heart simply melted... and all the rest of me too ! It was the same rush finding out that we are having two than it was seeing the bfp... and less scary because seeing the hearts is a good sign !

I am wishing this same thrill for each of you !

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COCO... I'M SO INCREDIBLY HAPPY FOR YOU AND YOUR DP!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! i saw a pic of the ultrasound in the Q&P thread... simply beautiful! enjoy every moment, mama.

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library & gelly, when are you testing?! both of your charts look really promising!!

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library & gelly, when are you testing?! both of your charts look really promising!!

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Mornin yall!

Nice to be back, in more ways than one, how is everybody? An update on the OvaCue saliva OPK & vaginal ovulation sensor. Last month, when I was out of town for camp (It went great minus the apocalyptic flooding), my OPK's were still COMPLETELY negative, and then randomly, on the night of CD 11, the vaginal sensor confirmed ovulation. I was physically angry. One, because I normally O more towards 16-17 (when I actually get a + OPK), and 2 because I had spent so much $ on this dumb kit that had to be WAY the heck off on my ovulation, and 3 because I was 1,000 miles away from my DP and we'd have to wait another month...

Imagine my total and complete surprise at AF of cycle day 23. My shortest cycle ever (normally an even 28) but proof that the vaginal sensor was not, after all, smoking crack.

The good news is my DP is as much on board as she has ever been for this month, all of our big events are finished, and we have 1 IUI vial left of our most favorite and retired donor. I actually feel like a little of the pressure is off, even though it will be a one insemination month (which is not my preference but), I kinda feel like at this point it is fate, whether this is indeed THE donor, or whether there is someone else out there that is supposed to be our babydaddy Im on CD 5, so please send my LH good strong thoughts to be clear as a bell this month.


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Wehrli-I didn't even notice it was July, thank you much for starting the lovely thread. I was watching for it, and I missed it. Even called someone for their June birthday a day late.

Esher-So sorry about your loss. You know you can get pregnant, so you can get pregnant again.

Coco-Congrats on twins!

Solejean-I missed if you had to do IUIs for a reason. I got pregnant with DD when I was nursing DS (without clomid). I'm strangely against weaning a 2 year old. LOL. I was talked into waning DD when she was 3, she wasn't ready. And neither of my kids were ever sick and suddenly she was going to the doctor once a month for random infections (pinworms and impetigo, 2 highly contageous infections that no one else got). So, yeah, not going to tell you what to do. But if your kid is like mine (alergic to everything or generally lower immune function) I wouldn't wean at 2. LOL. It also made her way clingier, which would be no fun to deal with while pregnant. Will they let you try a cycle or 2 without drugs?

5Grand-scary story. From what I've heard about babies born addicted to herion, they can have few long term effects if they're raised in a healthy, non-drug environment.

Yes, I am not pregnant. I had zero symptoms this month. I mean, I teared up at pride, but that was legit. It was the easiest TWW ever. I even cramped for the last 3 days before AF, which I have never done in my life, but it kept me from getting my hopes up. Mostly I didn't even think about being pregnant. Then, after camping, I got a flat tire and my brother (a mecahnic) looked at them and told me they were all messed up and I needed to replace all 4. So I stopped at Walmart on the way home, since they were the only place open on a Saturday night, and got 4 new tires. It took forever and we didn't make enough time to make it home for work sunday night. So I had to call off anyway. I was so grumpy, if I was going to call off, I really wanted to go to pride. So, first call off in 4 years and I get to work and see that my position is open for bid. Not just my position, all the positions on 2 units. Freaked me out big time. Looking for the most qualified, most experienced nurses with the least disciplinary actions against them. Yeah, I fall somewhere near the least experienced. So I'm really stressed about work, but I found out there was a position for 2 16 hour shifts a week. I volunteered for that if no one else wants it. She said I was the only one who showed any interest. That would put me back on dayshift and be lovely, but it would also be a $400 a month pay cut. Just about exactly what I'm putting away each month for sperm. My brother said, I'm free, get Sara knocked up instead of you. Oh yeah, while camping she was in the back of the truck talking to SIL, who volunteered my brother. LOL. Their jaws dropped when they found out how much I was paying to get pregnant. We did some math and decided that if I'd chosen to put that money toward going solar, I'd have several panels by now and would have a pretty nice grid-tied system. Rambling I am. How is Newbian? Anyone heard from her lately?

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Coco~ WoW!!!!!!!!!!! I want twins very much, you're so lucky!!! Let us know when/if you find out your boy/girl mix.

Scarlett- Good to see you back!!!

My temp went back up again~ 98.17, maybe the highest it's ever been. Do you think it could be the drugs effing with me again? I've never had this happen before, but it's also true there has been a different 'effing with me' symptom every time. I hope not. I keep having dreams about babies and being pregnant, but that's not unusual.

Sorry these are so short~ I'm at my grandma's house and don't want everyone to see what I'm writing about.

Luck and love to everyone~ more personals when I have a chance, but I'm thinking of you all xox

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Argh!! The same thing happened today. The first test had a very very thin but for sure colored line. We could see it at one minute after dip. The second one (done about 6 minutes later) has nothing. I don't think the HCG could degrade *that* fast. But it doesn't look like a dent in the test, and it's for sure colored. But it's not a faint but wide line, it's a faint narrow line, like one pen line wide. Probably evap lines or something?

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Hi Everyone,

BunnyLullabye: How confusing! Can you get another brand of test to try?

LibraryLady: It's exciting that your temp keeps going up!

Seraf: I'm sorry about the bfn, and for the stress at work. Is using your brother something you would consider?

Miss Scarlett: How interesting that it looks like the OvaCue sensor might have been more accurate than the opks! I'm sending thoughts to your LH to be clear this cycle!

Coco: Hooray for twins!

AmandaHope: I'm glad that the trigger shot wasn't painful. Good luck with the insem tomorrow!

AmyPDX: Your 4th of July plans sound like fun!

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Hi all! I'm having a crabby day; the dogs woke me up at 3, which never happens, and then I couldn't fall back asleep, which really never happens! So now I'm a little bit sleep deprived and I have a less-than-useful 3am temp on my chart, which gives me nothing to obsess about!!!

Maybe personals will cheer me up? (ETA: these turned out to be super long: maybe I just needed an activity to keep my mind occupied?)

First of all, Coco! for your 2 . We were needing something to celebrate! I'm so glad for you and your DP.

Sarah: Welcome back. So sorry about AF. I hope you get the Clomid info that you need to make a plan for the next try. If it has to be your last try, I say go all out!

5G: I'm sorry that you and your family have to deal with this less-than-ideal situation. You're right that there really isn't an obvious good resolution, but I think it makes sense to offer what you can in support and to try to stay in the loop as things develop. We almost ended up caring for our nephew in a similar (though in some ways less dire) situation, and may end up in the same crappy situation again. Since I certainly can't control my sister-in-law's choices and decisions, it's helped me to do my best to do my own work figuring out my needs, availability, and boundaries. Because my sil seems to operate (maybe like your sister) without much foresight, and I sometimes get overwhelmed by having to make spontaneous decisions, it helps me to decide in advance what I might do, so that I'm not caught off guard. In any case, it sucks that you're having to deal with this, and that it's overshadowing your TTC process. I hope it gets resolved in the best way possible.

Escher: First of all, hooray for our shared alma matter. I guess it's not surprising that there are a few of us on these boards! Also, I wanted to respond to your concerns about your donor: after our loss, we had that same gut response, to try a new donor because we could. But during the time we took off to recover, we ended up determining that we liked knowing that the donor's sperm was compatible with my body, and also that we liked the idea of the (potential) new baby having a link with the fetus we lost. So we used the same donor this time. We may switch in the future. But I wanted to mention what went into our choice, and to validate your right to change your mind or go back and forth about the donor.

Amy: Welcome back! I hope you have a great holiday weekend.


AmandaHope: Is today an insemination day for you, following yesterday's easy trigger? Sending great vibes for perfect conception timing!

Scarlett: Welcome back! I'm visualizing super clear signs for this lucky last IUI!

Seraf: I'm sorry that you're not pregnant, but glad that you had such a clear TWW. What do you think about your brother's offer? I'd love to know more about whether you're considering it...

To my co-TWWers:

Bunny: So many symptoms, and there's still time! Keep us in the loop if you decide to test again!

Library: What a portentous dream! That HAS to be a good sign. The chart looks pretty nice, too!

Gelly: I'm joining in with all of your many chart admirers... how are you feeling?

Phew! That was epic! Thanks to you all for your support during this tedious middle part of the TWW. I can't even tell what to think of my supposed symptoms anymore, and there are days to go before I can test... on the other hand, my DP will be out of town from 8DPO (tomorrow) till 12DPO (Wednesday). And Wednesday is his birthday! So, if it does turn out to be a positive, I'm considering not telling him until he gets home on his birthday, even though we've always tested together in the past....

Happy 4th to those who celebrate it!

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I'm all sbout my brother's offer. He's a great brother. DP is excited about the idea, too, but she wants to talk to her parents first. I am leaving the ball in her court for now.

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Beastie Sorry about the animals waking you up at 3am and not being able to get back to sleep. Yuk! My (70-lb) dog repeatedly jumped onto our bed last night. At first, I thought she was freaking out because of an impending storm, but when I looked at the weather report, it was clear as a bell. She just really wanted to sleep on the bed, which we never let her do. But I had to physically get up and drag her off the bed each time, so I ended up sleeping in too late, going to the gym, and then not getting much writing done before heading back to the new house to meet yet another contractor.
Hang in there--I know the middle of the TWW is miserable. Your plan to surprise your DP with a positive on day 12 sounds perfect--what an awesome b-day present.

Sarah I'd say to go for it with the Clomid if this is your last try. You'll be monitored, right, so if you overstim, you'll know. I so hope this works for you!

Bunny Is there any way you can get a beta? I'd be going crazy with those ambiguous tests. Or how about one of the tests that says "pregnant" instead of a second line?

Seraf Your brother as a KD for your DP sounds great, but how do you feel about the possibility of stopping ttc? I know you said that in the past, you'd considered adoption, so maybe you are ok without any more pregnancy/birth and bio kids? That would be a big transition, though.
Regarding your comments to Solejean, I also did extended nursing with my DD. We had a no-more-nursing party for her when she turned 4! I almost weaned her when she was two but ended up incredibly anxious and depressed about it and just kept on going. I think she wasn't getting much milk after that, but she nursed morning and night for two more years. I loved it. She remembers it, too.

Solejean Obviously, every mom and kid are different, but if you are reticent to give up BFing, maybe you could ttc for a few cycles without the clomid.

AFM The swimmers are in the mail and will arrive tomorrow am. That should be right at 36 hours post-trigger, so off we go! Yay for my favorite day of the month: insemination day! Here's hoping...


Quick question for those who have had trigger shots: Have you gotten twinges/cramps before? I feel sudden twinges on both sides--it is strange--like I can actually feel my ovaries working. Anyone else?

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