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escher  hope you get that BFP soon

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Escher~ I look forward to seeing what my DP's like when she's pregnant as well. Of course, she's pretty finicky and complainy sometimes, I should probably be a bit whinier and more difficult while I've got the chance, since I know she'll be paying me back for it!  Can't wait for you to test!!!

 

 

Isa~ I'm loving the idea of a Banksy nursery!  That's hilarious!  I also think a Keith Haring nursery would be cool, but that's because I'm old winky.gif

 

 

Lise~ My test was awesome fun!  Actually, the orange drink they gave me wasn't nearly as bad as I'd been led to believe. It just tasted like Tang (again, I'm old...). Not what I would have chosen as a beverage, but not the syrup nightmare I was expecting. I also learned I'd only gained 3 lbs since my pre-Christmas appointment. I was stunned!!!!  I was sure I'd eaten much more candy than that!!

 

Seraf~ I'm glad you're doing a good job with Sara's classical education.  I've been doing the same with DP. We watched Alien, Aliens and Jaws this October. 

 

 

AFM~ Nothing much but that lovely glucose test.  I'll let you know what the results say. Fingers crossed!

 


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Library ... That is so cool that you got to see Eddie Izzard live!  And yes, it is quite sad that he's let his cross-dressing slacken.  Maybe if we sent him a lovely frock he would be so kind as so dress up for us? 

 

AFU: We transferred one healthy Grade B embryo today.  The other one didn't survive the thaw.  Fingers crossed that I'll get a jolly BFP in a couple of weeks!  It's strange to think that there are no embryos left.  It was such a huge part of our lives, and now it's winding to a finish.  Either we'll be busy with a baby and toddler, or simply busy with our toddler ... but the discussion of embryos and timing and thawing and transferring is finished.  Surreal. 
 


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starling, i hope that this one sticks! i'll have my fingersx.gif for you for the next couple of weeks!! dust.gif

 


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 Thinking of you, Starling!  Relax, read books (easy to do with a toddler, no?) and take care of yourself!

 

Library, let us know what the test results are!

 

Friends, can I ask you a favor?  The next time I say something like, "oh yeah, I'm feeling better, I can eat stuff," tell me to shut up!  Because the gods of morning sickness hear me and then they punish me.  So now I'm going to go lay my barfy-migraine-y self down and have a pity party. 


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starling Quick  go stare at some clowns I just read an article saying it helps : )

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Starling: Congratulations on one healthy embryo! I'll be sending non-stop sticky vibes to it all this week and next. When is your beta? sticky.gif I can imagine it must feel strange to be doing what you know is your last cycle. I hope that is feeling ok.

Cejae: I'm sorry you're feeling bad. I hope you feel better soon!

Library: When do you get the results from your glucose test?

Graceie: My wife is a big believer in the importance of laughing to help with conception. It's interesting that there is research supporting that!

 


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Escher- Good luck with the upcoming tests! dust.gif It was nice hearing about you and yours and the grand plan.

Starling
- One little embie is all you need! Sending you a ton of baby dust! dust.gifdust.gifdust.gif I think that is a good idea to take work off during the TWW, are you? If I were not a teacher I would so do that but it would cause me more work to write up all of my lesson plans. shrug.gif Thanks so much for the lego animation. I think if we have kids with legos I would love to make an Eddie Izzard skit out of legos. I’ve seen him live 3 times! My favorite is, “Heeeelllpppp! I’m covered in bbbeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesss!”.

LibraryLady- Yay for fetus aerobics! I looked up that Flight of the Concords song and now I wish I were a DJ so I could play it at a club. That is awesome and they are so funny. I teach multimedia and I had a student make an mp3 player all about those guys, it was really cute.

Seraf
- I love that collapsible window! That’s cool.

Cejae
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MrsPP- Do you guys feel comfortable doing an IUI at home or just ICI? I would say try it at home first then maybe give the dr office a go so you can compare experiences.

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- Good luck with the insurance companies. I think if you have been trying for a year with frozen sperm they should cover infertility treatment. Let me know what happens.

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Lisedea- Sounds like you are getting close!

QOTD- DP(33) and I(38) have been together a little over two years. He had a hysterectomy last year but vaguely entertained the idea of carrying before we got married. I have been charting and taking prenatal vitamins for years. We officially started TTC Sept of 2009. I counted 17 total inseminations, one start of IVF, then I broke my leg, and now I am currently getting on with my full IVF cycle.

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 Max, all you need is one!  One thing (among the many) I learned going through the IVF process is that often there are follicles the doc can't see on the ultrasound.  Our doc retrieved almost double what the ultrasound showed.  About half of those fertilized and continued to divide and 2 of them are now gestating happily away and the other ones are chillin' in some big contraption somewhere.  So you never know!  Visualize nice big round healthy follicles!  Looking forward to your updates.


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Max - Yahoo for 5 follies. Some of my best friends had 2 follicles, yes 2, and they ended up with twin boys! I echo Cejae 100%.

 

Krista - I am sooooo jealous of the insems. And funny thought of you driving all over the Bay area for sperm. Oh the stories you'll get to tell your kiddo!

 

Esher - Wishing you lots of baby dust tomorrow! Let us know as soon as possible.

 

Starling - Congrats for the transfer. Hopefully, there are no se's for you. When will you test?

 

QOTD - Me - Christy (35); DP - Sandy (39); DS (adopted at age 1.5 from a DP family member) - (6). We've been together for over 4 years, and have been TTC since Feb. 2009. We've actually been TTI (trying to insem) more than TTC. Wink, wink. I've had so many issues that we've only actually insem'd 8 times (6 cycles) over all those months. We're now on our 3rd doctor and an actual fertility specialist. I start out temping and having NO clue what I was doing, yet 2 years later, I still feel like I learn daily. The temping/charting drove me crazy, so I quickly stopped after 4 months. I was constantly stressing and analyzing. My OCD just about sent me over the edge. We've tried clomid (thinned my uterus too much) and femara (thinned my uterus but not as bad as clomid) and are now doing trigger, 2 u/s's monthly, pre nat vitamins, and progesterone. Chances are we will move on to injectables or IVF next.

 

AFM - Today was supposed to be cd15. I was scheduled to have an u/s on Thursday, but I woke up to AF this morning! My AF two weeks ago was the weirdest I've ever had as is this one. Last time it was literally 4 days of brown with some crimson mixed in here or there. (Typically, I am a 5 day heavy.) I called the doc today, and the nurse had me take a HPT first thing (BFN). She will call back tomorrow with a plan of action. Thanks to everyone for the well wishes of my dad. He's at home now, and resting somewhat comfy. He is having some lasting effects of a lung infection, but the heart is hanging in there. I appreciate you ladies more than you know!


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EZ: That AF this morning must have been a shocker!  Glad your dad is doing better and I hope you get some really good medical advice soon.  Hang in there.

 

Starling: Congratulations on the transfer!  Burrow, embie, burrow!  I can only imagine the intensity of this tww for you, and I'm sending you lots of peaceful, fertile thoughts.  Stick, stick, stick! rainbow1284.gif namaste.gifsticky.gif

 

Cejae: hug2.gif

 

Max: It sounds like there is every reason to be optimistic about this retrieval.  I can understand hoping for more follies, but I think you are in great shape and that your chances are very strong.   My NP told me to drink TONS of water, because if you get at all dehydrated, your body leaches fluid from the follicles (which are 95% water), which can stop them from maturing properly.  Good luck!!

 

Library: Glad the glucose test wasn't too bad.  I never had that with my DD (just measured my blood sugar at home for a day), but I undoubtedly will have to this time, so your story is encouraging.

 

Escher: Good luck tomorrow! I know...only 10dpo...but I've got my fingers crossed tight!

 

Other folks: Hi! 

 

AFM: Nothing much--telling more people at work that I'm preggers and enjoying that (although one male colleague reacted super awkwardly today, which was...awkward).  I'm right on the cusp of showing a bit; I can tell the difference, but others can't really yet.  A few more weeks, probably. By then, I'll be wearing mostly maternity clothes, which will make it more obvious. I've inherited so many nice clothes from friends and colleagues that I just want to wear those!  And they are so comfy...but the tops look ridiculous.  I have an u/s on Friday, which I'm looking forward to. 


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Starling~ Wow, it really must be an emotional, almost surreal time for you both.  I'm sorry about the other embryo, but am glad you had one to transfer.  Hope you did something to make yourself laugh!!  Everything crossed for you xoxo

 

Cejae~ Oh dear.  I guess tempting fate is never a good idea, eh? Hope this passes quickly.

 

Escher~ They didn't exactly tell us when they'd get the results back, they just said they'd 'let us know'.  It'll probably be a week or so, not too terribly long.  I just hope I don't have glucose issues. I don't want any trouble!!  Are you testing yet? Ok, how about now?!?

 

Max~ HA! Covered in beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees!!!!!! That really is one of the best. And yes 'Too Many Dicks' makes me wish  I was a dj at a lesbian bar, that and "Straight Bitches" by JFP.  And YES! One follie's all it takes, though I hope you have more.  Everything crossed xo

 

2ez~ Yikes, what a crazy cycle you're having! Hope it all settles down and the next one goes more predictably smooth. I'm glad your dad's better. That's always so scary!

 

AFM~ Nuthin.  Still feel like Aspidistra's rummaging around in my bladder trying to find her cell phone.  Hoping I get good test news back quickly. 

 

 

 

 


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AFM I jsut check with the cryo banck and I need to order buy the 20th I hope .

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Library: just a quick note that I've been dealing with higher than normal sugar levels and had to do all the testing. They told me that I would have gestational diabetes as soon as I got pregnant. Yay! (big thumbs down is more like it!) but the more I learn, the more okay it is. Many women get gestational diabetes from month six on but catching it earlier rather than later is really best. I didn't catch your full post so not sure what the concern was by your doctor but I know it will be okay! Just speaking from my recent current experience and other women I know who have gotten gestational diabetes, things are managable.


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starling - Congrats on your transfer. Remember to laugh a lot the next few days! That was quite a nightmare you had! I was actually detained at the Detroit/Windsor border for possession. It's kind of a long story... We started by getting a rental car in Michigan. The rental car company wanted to give us a gas guzzler, but we wanted something a little more fuel efficient. They just got one of their smaller cars back and cleaned it for us in a hurry. What we didn't know was there was the remainder of a joint in a cigarette pack under the passenger seat. They did a random search at the border as we were trying to get into Canada, and it was a nightmare. After finding that small amount of pot, they tore the car apart. We were strip searched and everything. I think poor Sue was traumatized.

Graceie - I hope you're able to get your sperm bank issues resolved!

Isa - Your Great Lakes wall decal sounds awesome. I like the ideas you have for the nursery. I'm sorry your insem wasn't more pleasant. Fingers crossed for you to get that BFP! Testing yet? orngbiggrin.gif

Mami - What a great story. I can't imagine how awful it felt to have your foster child taken away from you, though. Good luck choosing your donor; I know that can be nerve wracking.

rainbow - High Art is one of my favorite movies too. Have you seen Shelter Island? It's another Ally Sheedy lesbian flick. Not as good as High Art, though. smile.gif How do you like your saliva microscope? I use one as well, and I think it's pretty amazing.

escher - Your chart is looking good! You're testing tomorrow, right? I can't wait to hear about your BFP!! fingersx.gif

MrsPP - Have you heard anything back about Nicki's interview? What kind of position is she applying for?

Max - Love the tattoo. thumb.gif How are the injectables treating you? One healthy egg is all you need!

Lisedea - Good luck catching that egg! I'm glad you were able to get your #1 donor choice.

Library - I adore your belly pic! It's nice to finally put a face to your name. You look fantastic (and not a day over 30, if you ask me)! Aspidistra is a beautiful name. Where did you hear of it? I assume it's pronounced like it looks?

kgulbransen - Four inseminations? You're pretty much guaranteed to get pregnant! fingersx.gif

gelly - Sticky rice is yummy! eat.gif That's the way it's supposed to be. Westerners are always trying to make rice that doesn't stick together. I can't stand Uncle Ben's. The stickier, the better! Besides, it's easier to eat with chopsticks that way. I make a vegan version (tofu) of your dish at least once a month.

AmandaHope - Do you think your male coworker reacted awkwardly because you're having a baby with another woman? How exciting it must be to start telling people about your pregnancy! Do you have names picked out? I think I remember you saying something about the name Roxy, right?

QOTD - My name is Amanda, and my wife's name is Sue. I'm 32, and she is 37. We lived in Phoenix (though neither of us are from there) when we met and moved to NC two years ago to be closer to her family. We've been together for 4 1/2 years and were married this last August. When we met, Sue wasn't at all interested in having children. After about a year together, she agreed to having one child. I've always wanted two or three, so I'm hoping for twins! smile.gif We did our first IUI with an RE in March of 2010 using frozen, willing-to-be-known swimmers from The Sperm Bank of California. After three unsuccessful inseminations, our RE ordered blood work to check prolactin and FSH levels, as well as an HSG. The blood work came back normal. I had some trouble getting the VA to authorize and pay for the HSG. In the meantime, we did one more unsuccessful cycle. I had my HSG, but the results were inconclusive. It's possible one of my tubes is blocked. Doc wants to try a few cycles of Clomid before moving on to laparoscopic surgery.

I'm on CD13, and I think my CM is getting more fertile. I really hope to ovulate earlier in my cycle this time. Having long cycles is such a drag! My FIL was admitted to the hospital this morning with shortness of breath. The doctors think it may have to do with his heart, but we will know more tomorrow.

 


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I'm counting down the hours until you test, too, escher! Fingers crossed for you.

 

Same goes for you, Starling. Ever the lurker, I'm still always rooting for all of you in the TWW--but I have to say, I'm on extra-sharp pins and needles for you! Hang in there... 

 

Gracie - where in Seattle are you? My partner and I met there, and lived on Capitol Hill for years before moving to Portland a few years back. We need to get back for a visit soon - there are too many places and people we miss! If you're near a Vivace coffee, have a ficelle with butter and an iced latte for me - mmmmm. 

 

AFM - just hit 12 weeks. I think the nausea is gone (knock on wood) as long as I eat every few hours. We've told almost everyone outside of work, and they're next - like AmandaHope, I think I'm still a few weeks from needing to get my hands on some maternity clothes (but my two stretchy skirts are getting a LOT of wear time these days). 


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I'll respond to everyone later, but I wanted to let you know that (not surprisingly) it was bfn this morning (10dpo). That's fine, but the discouraging thing is that my temp was way down today. Oh well.

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Escher, sorry about you bfn... But as you know, it's early. I never poas for either of my bfp cycles but I did have a temp drop at 10dpo! My fingers are still tightly crossed for you! fingersx.gif

 


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Hang in there, Escher.  I really hope you're in for a surprise one of the next few mornings.  hug2.gif in the meantime.

 

AMom: We did talk about Roxy, but now we're on to more traditional names.  They are the only ones we don't change our minds about every few weeks.  Miriam, Naomi, and Joshua are our reliable faves.

 

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Escher~ Hugs to you, but not misery hugs. A bfn at this point means nothing, and a temp drop could EASILY be an implantation dip.  I'm still feeling completely positive.

 

AMom~ YIKES about your border trauma!!! That's really irresponsible of the former car-renter to leave their drugs for the next person to deal with, for real!  I went to Nuevo Laredo once with an ex and on the way back across the border they suspected us of something (she claimed it was the patchouli she was wearing) and we got the full frisk. We kept our clothes on, but did have to spread  em against the wall for the most invasive pat-down ever.  She was a lousy girlfriend anyway!   As for Aspidistra, it's pronounced like it sounds, but it's not the baby's actual name. We were talking about  plant names we liked, like Rose and Hazel and then made a joke about Aspidistra (which is a really ugly plant) and it just kind of stuck as our fetus name. And thanks for the compliment!  I'm a firm advocate of sunscreen and hats, I think it's made a difference.

 

Amy and AHope~ Wow, you two are exactly together in your pregnancies! Congrats to you both for making it to 12 weeks, it's a good feeling. And as a result, I hope you're feeling good!

 

AHope~ I love your name choices!  Names we actually like are Alice, Josephine, Lydia and Eleanor. Her middle name will be Meredith, after my grandfather (whose name was actually Medrith, but no one needs that...)


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escher:  i despise bfns.  i'm hoping tomorrow's piece of plastic tells you something different--and that you have an especially wonderful rest of the day today.

 

library:  your pjs are ridiculously cute--in my head now, you walk around with all of your shirts unbuttoned, belly to the world.  tang!  i was raised on tang.  and pop tarts.  and "pastry streudels" and microwavable sticky buns...but that is another story entirely.  my poor future kid will probably be just as incredulous..."and they fed me roasted beets, and kale, and miso, and water!!!"

 

starling:  growing from The Final Embryo sounds like a good conception story to me.  did your dp and you take it easy this time to keep your bits from being irritated?  any plans for your time off these next two weeks?

 

amandamom:  how's your FIL?  i do love my microscope--my spit is drying on it as i type.  crazy story about being detained and searched.

 

i am rushing and out of time for more personals...wave.gif

 

qotd:  my dp is 29, i am 30, and we've been together for nine years.  we met during college back east at a large state university where i was a radical feminist activist and she was a pink-haired punk as* little painter dyke.  we are planning on one babe for now (we sometimes think about adopting two more simultaneously when the first is 8 or 9 or 10).  my dp is disinterested in carrying a baby--and i am equally disinterested in having her carry one.  we've been trying for our first since october 2009, when we did an incredibly ill-timed iui at ohsu in portland.  since then, we've inseminated 6? other cycles, all at the clinic--sometimes with one iui, sometimes with two iuis.  last october we switched from a donor at ohsu to one from the sperm bank of california--the new donor is both fabulous and anonymous.  this month is our first at-home insemination--using two vials of sperm for ici.  

 

afm:  there is sperm in my house!  what a bizarre feeling having a tank of sperm and potential baby hanging out in my loft.  dp is shocked at the size of the tank--i forgot she didn't know what to expect.  she keeps bringing it up--shaking her head, saying...it's not what i was picturing...it's huge!  today is cd12, and if my cycle follows it's normal path we'll be inseminating saturday evening after dinner out, a talk with angela davis(!!!), and catching the end of an amos lee show.  


 

 

 

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Amanda  hope your fil is doing OK now and fingers crossed for your upcoming O

 

Amy I'm in Madison Vally really I lived up on Broadway when I first moved here it was cool and a hug change from growing up in Montana : )

 

afm going to see the ND today I need a backup if the midwife is at a birth and can do the insem I'm also hoping to resolve the sperm issues today

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AHope~ I love your name choices!  Names we actually like are Alice, Josephine, Lydia and Eleanor. Her middle name will be Meredith, after my grandfather (whose name was actually Medrith, but no one needs that...)


I love the name Meredith, and the others are lovely, too.  Our problem is that we're Jewish, but my partner's (and the kids') last name is/will be Steele.  So if we choose a name that is too hmm...Anglo sounding...the entire name will sound completely British, kwim?  We joke about sending our kid named Julian Steele (or whatever) to Jewish camp...  Anyway, Meredith would be great, except that DP is obsessed with Grey's Anatomy (because of the lesbian couple on there, Callie and Arizona, one of whom is now pregnant, by the way, though from a casual fling with a male friend, who wants to be the baby daddy--ugh--network TV drama), so she is sure she'd think of the character from the show every time she said the name.  Sigh.  Another fave is Ilana, but my brother went gave it as a middle name to his kid, so that's out.  We have a close friend with a daughter named Lydia.  It is so nice--and also difficult to whine out in frustration. wink1.gif


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Krista~ I forgot to answer you. My midwife did the glucose test just as a precaution because I'm of 'advanced maternal age'. So they didn't really have any concerns, it's just sort of pre-emptive.

 

Rainbow~ I do walk around with my pjs unbuttoned, it's true, but mostly I wear big sack dresses, just to attempt a bit of modesty and decorum. ATTEMPT!  My grandma was the one who served us Tang, and she'd always cruelly preface it by saying 'who wants orange juice?'  OJ I did want, Tang not so much. My mom made her own yogurt and stuff like that, and I plan on following the example!

 

AHope~ I think Julian Steele is an awesome name, especially if he wants to grow up and be a private eye.   As for Meredith, I've never watched Grey's Anatomy and now I'm glad! I'd hate to have something like that put me off one of my choices!


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Library—Every time I see Aspidistra I think of the George Orwell book Keep the Aspidistra Flying! I suppose ‘keep the Aspidistra kicking’ would now be more appropriate…

Starling—So exciting to be in the TWW! I hope that your embie settles in for a good long stay!

Cejae—oh, no! No more tempting fate for you!

Max—Hopefully they’re five super-follies and have the power of far more than their numbers suggest!

2EZ—super weird. I wonder what’s going on in there? Glad to hear your dad is on the mend!

AHope—Sorry to hear your colleague was strange about it. Maybe they’re going through something themselves? Exciting to be able to wear comfy clothes all the time!

Krista—I agree—it’s better to know early than to catch it later and worry that you’ve done some damage somewhere. At least you know beforehand, so it won’t come as a shock when you get pregnant!

AMom—I hope your FIL is doing better! It seems to be a bad week for dads around here. Also, how awful to get seized for drugs that weren’t even yours! I’d be traumatized, too.

AFM—getting excited for all the TWWers coming up! There are going to be a TON of positives this month, kids! I, sadly, am STILL crampy and twingey, although yesterday and today have been a lot better than the days before. Luckily Dr. Google tells me that this is normal and not whatever godawful thing they warned me about that was ‘like food poisoning’ that meant the cycle definitely couldn’t work. I am annoyed, however, that FF has decided that I O’d the day before any of my insems. I think it’s just jealous that I’ve been using smiley-face OPKs and not relying on it for all of my emotional needs anymore. Plus I had been worried that we were going in too early in the last couple cycles, so maybe too late is better?

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Good Morning, Everyone! You're the best. love.gif Seriously, how do people survive the TTC process without a board like this?

Isa: I think crampy and twingey sound like great signs. I'm sorry that FF is giving you a hard time. FF must be very envious of your new love for the smiley opks. I always think it is good to mix up the timing--try some early, try some later, see what works. So hopefully this timing was exactly what your body needed! fingersx.gif

Graceie: It's smart that you have a back-up plan in case your midwife is busy. I hope that the ND is great!

Rainbow: Thanks for your support. Your insem is coming right up! It sounds like Saturday will be an exciting day. It's neat that you use TSBC too! I am a big fan of them (most days).

Library: I hope you're right and it is just an implantation dip. I guess I'll have more information on that tomorrow!

AmandaHope and Amy: Congratulations on reaching 12 weeks!

Wehrli: Thanks. I do know it is early, and I think I would have been fine with the bfn. But the temp drop seemed like too much! It's good to know that you had a temp drop at 10dpo on your success cycles. After you mentioned that, I searched on fertility friend for charts with implantation dips, and it looks like it isn't too uncommon to have a dip around 10 days. So I guess I shouldn't give up hope yet!

AmandaMom: How exciting that your ovulation is coming soon! Are you still using TSBC?

2ez: How unexpected that AF arrived! I hope your doc can figure out what is going on. Bodies are so weird.

Max: 5 follicles sound like a lot to me! I'll be imagining them growing big and healthy for you. You do only need one. Not too long now until the big action starts!

AFM: I'm feeling fine, given where I am in the cycle, but I'm definitely remembering why TTC is so dang hard. I know that if I'm not pregnant it will be ok (maybe I'm really meant to have a November baby!), but right now I'm still really hoping that THIS cycle is the one for me. We'll see! I do have some great chocolate waiting for me that I get to eat if I get a negative beta on Sunday...

 


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Isa~ I think of that book too! My dad bought me a copy of the book for Christmas, which I thought was sweet.

 

Escher~ Chocolate is essential, even for a celebration!  The Aldi store in a nearby town has some that's 87% coco, yum!!

 

 

Just had to share something that made me actually pee my pants laughing (now, I know it's not hard to make me pee my pants these days, but still, this is excellent).  A word of preface.  The woman who wrote this is a fellow librarian in the school district and one of my good friends. She's throwing me a shower for all the other librarians to attend. The 'Martha' she references is the only librarian in the district who is 'polite but friendly' in that disapproving Christian sort of way, and who recently got married to a guy she met on match.com.  So I get to my school email and the librarian friend has sent me these 'choices' of invitation

 

 

Okay  - choose one of these for the shower invitation (Martha helped me with the last one)
 
A Baby girl
is on the way
To the lesbian
women gay
 
A Baby Girl
isn't that swell
but two mommies
damn's her to hell
 
Amanda and Pennie
sitting in a tree
K I S S I N G
first comes love
then no marriage because it is illegal in the state of Oklahoma
then comes a bastard child conceived out of wedlock by unnatural means
to two sinning lesbos when I can't seem to carry to term and I am legitimately
married and having regular intercourse with a man I met online 


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I like the last one, but that last line about her being married confuses me a bit...

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The last one's written in the voice of Martha, who can and did randomly marry someone she met online and knew for six months, though DP and I can't have any legal status despite the fact that we've been together 7 years and are having a kid.


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Amy - So glad to hear from you, and you're pregnant! I know I'm late, but congratulations! joy.gif Twelve weeks is an excellent milestone. I wish you the happiest, healthiest pregnancy and delivery.

escher - I'm going with implantation dip, so your HPT should be positive in a day or two. thumb.gif Yep, we're still using TSBC. We bought 6 vials of the same donor, and we have 2 left. Maybe I will try using two vials this cycle.

AmandaHope - I love the name Joshua for a boy. When the time comes, do you want to know the sex, or do you want to be surprised? Congrats to you for hitting 12 weeks!

Library - Josephine is a great name. I picture a tree-climbing tomboy who likes to be called Jo. treehugger.gif Oh, and I like Martha's shower invitation best. biglaugh.gif I take it Martha wouldn't come if she were invited?

rainbow - I can relate to being raised on crap food. My poor mother is an awful cook, and I can't even look at a box of Hamburger Helper these days without dry heaving. We'll be raising our little one vegan, so I'm sure she'll have her complaints too. Mmmm kale and miso. eat.gif Yum!

2ez - Sorry you were surprised by AF. hug.gif Are you cycles normally irregular? I wish you the most predictable cycle for next time.

Isa - I had to laugh at Fertility Friend being jealous of your fancy smiley OPK's. Sometimes it seems more like Fertility Foe, doesn't it?

AFM, I busted out the saliva microscope and saw I have partial ferning already. I used two OPK's just to be sure, but they were both negative. I wonder if the clomid this cycle affected my saliva microscope results, or if I'm really about to ovulate. I hope it's the latter!



 

 


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