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Hi all!

 

Good luck to everyone this month! My wife and I are on our second cycle of trying to get pregnant via iuis. Last month we tried one insemination at about 24 hours post positive opk-- w/ no meds. This month we triggered and had 2 iuis-- the first iui  was about 12ish hours post trigger, and the second one about 38-ish hours post trigger. also, I had acupuncture done the day before the first insem and the day of the second one. So, just trying to be patient and cautiously optimistic.

 

good luck everyone-- will be sending a lot of positive vibes (throw some our way too, if you have any to spare:)

 

 

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Welcome to the new folk!  

 

And, we test tomorrow (12dpo...mostly because we SUCK at waiting).

 

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salut, gals!  i'm waaay behind on personals, but it's late on this side of the pond, so forgive me for being brief.

 

rs -- i'm so sorry about everything you've had to go through.  i hope you're back to baseline at the next beta and back in the ttc game this cycle.  *MEGAHUGS*

 

mrs² -- meh (to the negative beta).  how are you doing?  i hope you're not taking too long of a break.  we'd miss you round these parts (and i'd miss being able to sneak in that ²).  sending you lots of warmth.

 

invitn -- yay, so glad to see that you've jumped back on the rollercoaster!  how are things looking with the new potential donor?  are you going to be able to inseminate this cycle? 

 

pokey -- i was sorry to read that this cycle didn't work out for you.  in my experience, clomid can really throw everything out of whack and give you a lot of weird symptoms. i can't remember...did you use a trigger with it?  are you going to use the clomid again this time around?  if you are, be really vigilant about your lining.  i think the progesterone will help a lot with your LP.  anyway, f/x for this next cycle!

 

gelly -- how you holding up there, gal?  i can't believe they make you wait so frakking long to give you the beta results...i'd go insane.  do you have any feelings about whether it worked this time?  any more symptoms showing up?  i've got my fingers practically twisted into knots because they're crossed so tightly for you.

 

soto -- boooo to that red witch af.gif.  it seems like you and your DP have made peace with it, though and are moving forward with a lot of positivity.  i hope this next cycle is the one.  why have you decided to switch if it doesn't work out in three more cycles?  would your DP try again later?  as for the caffeine thing...i'm living in coffee paradise and before ttc, i couldn't imagine life without my morning café crème (or my beloved cafe con leche when i was living in spain).  somehow, though, DP and i were both able to slowly transition to decaf, and now i'm off the joe completely.  (although, that has more to do with the heartburn inducing meds that i have to take...esp. the hcg trigger).  i'm sure you'll find a way.  imagining that little bundle of love in your arms is a pretty strong motivator.  good luck coming off it.  sending you and your DP lots of goodvibes.gif

 

fishydarksidequeen -- can i just tell you how much i love your name?  i am a humongous star wars fan, and tuna's pretty damn good, too.  that is so cool about your new place and the lesbomamas in your building. i'm envious about all those little gaybies playing together. where are you at now with the next cycle?  are you going to start trying sometime soon or are you going to stick with your DP for the time being?  

 

carmen -- woot!  welcome back to the land of stress, obsessing and hormonal messes!  are you going to be doing a medicated cycle this time around? when do you think O day will be? 

 

cananny -- congrats on AF showing up!  DP kept asking me about you every day, saying, "she *still* hasn't gotten her period??"  and now you two are pretty much on the same cycle.  she's on CD3, and like you, she's doing a mixed cycle of clomid and injectables, so i guess you're kind of cycle buddies.  let's hope this is the right combination for both of you.  fingersx.gif

 

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afm... my parents are in town, and we've been spending a lot of time with them.  it's both weird and refreshing to see paris from their perspective.  in some ways they are *very* american, and sometimes when we're out in public, i cringe a bit at how loudly they speak and at how many cheese-smile photos we have to take in front of places like notre dame.  it's sweet to see them really trying to use french in restaurants and shops, though, and they are great about trying different foods... well, except for when my dad accidentally ordered veal sweetbreads the other night.  DP keeps saying that i should tell them that we are ttc, but i just can't.  the last time i mentioned my desire to have kids, my father said that he doesn't think gay people should have children.  DP says that maybe he's changed his mind after seven years, but i honestly don't think i could take any negativity from him right now after everything we've been through.  i'm sure they're wondering why i'm not drinking wine with them, though.  part of me was secretly hoping my dad would get nosy and open the closet where DP stashed all of our ttc goodies.  i'd have loved to see his face when he stumbled onto the bag of plastic speculums, the huge box of syringes and catheters (merci encore, desert!), our tube of pre-seed, the french porn mags (for the KD), our post insem "toy" and the huge stack of ovulation and pregnancy tests lol.gif.   alas, that theater of the absurd piece did not get staged.

 

 

anyway, i'm at 7dpo and having a lot of cramping on and off since yesterday.  have any of you had that with the progesterone?  

 

wave.gif to everyone out there reading this, and sorry if i missed you in the personals this time around.  it's sleepytime.gif for me.


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Nos~ Hello...hello. I wondered how/where you have been. Yeah for some cramping...I have had it each time I took progesterone...but there are so many symptoms with the progesterone that mirror pregnancy...it sucks. I get ya about not telling your folks...I'm 39 and my dad (who is 90) and loves DP, doesn't know. I don't want to get hopes up or hear if he isn't okay with us raising a child. I'm pretty sure that he will be okay with it, but we won't be telling him until after we get our BFP.

 

DarksideQueen~ Sorry about the BFN. I hope that you and DP will be back at ttc real soon. Hugs...hug2.gif

 

Hugs to everyone who got BFN's this week and last week...I know that your BFP's are right around the corner....grouphug.gif.

 

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Salut, Nos!  Je suis excites de vous "voire", et j'espère que vos adventures avec tes parents passèrent en bonne forme!

 

Ok, enough with the french!  ;)  

 

All of you guys who can't tell your parents breaks my little gay heart.  :(  My mom is as heartbroken as we are every month when we have to tell her yet again that there's no baby.  I hope that HAVING a child will change their minds, I keep hearing stories about how the gaybies bring all the parents to the yard...  ;)

 

As for my name, it's old, 15 years old!!  I "chose" it when I was 13 and building an online profile.  I LOVE Star Wars too!

 

BK, good luck!  It takes time, sometimes!  My DW and I are on round number 8.  Or 9.  We're not actually sure anymore....  yikes!

 

 


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Hiya Nosreves

Yay for DP and I being cycle buddies.. I am not looking fwd to the u/s tomorrow .. but I know it is neccecary!! FX this is our month.. Say hi to DP for me!!!!!

 

mrs&mrs.. LOL at the blunt honest truth... I appreciate it!!! Big hugs to you.. so sorry it was a bfn :(

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I hope your stay is short and sweet over here!!!

 

Sorry for short personals.. this is a busy month and we are only on day 4!!! We are bound to get some BFP!!!

 

AFM.. day 3 U/s in am YAY!!! And I am tired.. been swimming at gym and its a good work out ( but not over doing it. no bouncing ovaries!!))

 

Love to you all!!!!

 

 

 

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salut, gals!  i'm waaay behind on personals, but it's late on this side of the pond, so forgive me for being brief.

 

rs -- i'm so sorry about everything you've had to go through.  i hope you're back to baseline at the next beta and back in the ttc game this cycle.  *MEGAHUGS*

 

mrs² -- meh (to the negative beta).  how are you doing?  i hope you're not taking too long of a break.  we'd miss you round these parts (and i'd miss being able to sneak in that ²).  sending you lots of warmth.

 

invitn -- yay, so glad to see that you've jumped back on the rollercoaster!  how are things looking with the new potential donor?  are you going to be able to inseminate this cycle? 

 

pokey -- i was sorry to read that this cycle didn't work out for you.  in my experience, clomid can really throw everything out of whack and give you a lot of weird symptoms. i can't remember...did you use a trigger with it?  are you going to use the clomid again this time around?  if you are, be really vigilant about your lining.  i think the progesterone will help a lot with your LP.  anyway, f/x for this next cycle!

 

gelly -- how you holding up there, gal?  i can't believe they make you wait so frakking long to give you the beta results...i'd go insane.  do you have any feelings about whether it worked this time?  any more symptoms showing up?  i've got my fingers practically twisted into knots because they're crossed so tightly for you.

 

soto -- boooo to that red witch af.gif.  it seems like you and your DP have made peace with it, though and are moving forward with a lot of positivity.  i hope this next cycle is the one.  why have you decided to switch if it doesn't work out in three more cycles?  would your DP try again later?  as for the caffeine thing...i'm living in coffee paradise and before ttc, i couldn't imagine life without my morning café crème (or my beloved cafe con leche when i was living in spain).  somehow, though, DP and i were both able to slowly transition to decaf, and now i'm off the joe completely.  (although, that has more to do with the heartburn inducing meds that i have to take...esp. the hcg trigger).  i'm sure you'll find a way.  imagining that little bundle of love in your arms is a pretty strong motivator.  good luck coming off it.  sending you and your DP lots of goodvibes.gif

 

fishydarksidequeen -- can i just tell you how much i love your name?  i am a humongous star wars fan, and tuna's pretty damn good, too.  that is so cool about your new place and the lesbomamas in your building. i'm envious about all those little gaybies playing together. where are you at now with the next cycle?  are you going to start trying sometime soon or are you going to stick with your DP for the time being?  

 

carmen -- woot!  welcome back to the land of stress, obsessing and hormonal messes!  are you going to be doing a medicated cycle this time around? when do you think O day will be? 

 

cananny -- congrats on AF showing up!  DP kept asking me about you every day, saying, "she *still* hasn't gotten her period??"  and now you two are pretty much on the same cycle.  she's on CD3, and like you, she's doing a mixed cycle of clomid and injectables, so i guess you're kind of cycle buddies.  let's hope this is the right combination for both of you.  fingersx.gif

 

and to the many new gals Welcome.gif and bienvenue!

 

 

afm... my parents are in town, and we've been spending a lot of time with them.  it's both weird and refreshing to see paris from their perspective.  in some ways they are *very* american, and sometimes when we're out in public, i cringe a bit at how loudly they speak and at how many cheese-smile photos we have to take in front of places like notre dame.  it's sweet to see them really trying to use french in restaurants and shops, though, and they are great about trying different foods... well, except for when my dad accidentally ordered veal sweetbreads the other night.  DP keeps saying that i should tell them that we are ttc, but i just can't.  the last time i mentioned my desire to have kids, my father said that he doesn't think gay people should have children.  DP says that maybe he's changed his mind after seven years, but i honestly don't think i could take any negativity from him right now after everything we've been through.  i'm sure they're wondering why i'm not drinking wine with them, though.  part of me was secretly hoping my dad would get nosy and open the closet where DP stashed all of our ttc goodies.  i'd have loved to see his face when he stumbled onto the bag of plastic speculums, the huge box of syringes and catheters (merci encore, desert!), our tube of pre-seed, the french porn mags (for the KD), our post insem "toy" and the huge stack of ovulation and pregnancy tests lol.gif.   alas, that theater of the absurd piece did not get staged.

 

 

anyway, i'm at 7dpo and having a lot of cramping on and off since yesterday.  have any of you had that with the progesterone?  

 

wave.gif to everyone out there reading this, and sorry if i missed you in the personals this time around.  it's sleepytime.gif for me.



 


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Hi All,


Thanks for the warm welcomes from the oldies (hah) to us newbies...

 

I'm at 11DPO, I think (this month there were two times I thought I may have ovulated), and I just completely broke out in zits. This is very odd for me, so I am hoping it's a good sign! The other option, of course, is that I may be returning to my teenage years, which means that my womb is getting younger.

 

Nice to see some Canadians on the forum (hi darthtunaqueen!) I laughed at how you hijacked the queer couple in the elevator; we went to a Lesbians TTC meetup here in Dublin, and by the end of two hours, had somehow invited everyone (12 people!) to our house for tea the next month. I feared they thought we were nuts for being so excited, but it's such a great feeling to find other women in the same situation... the tea went well :)

 

darthtunaqueen - I might pick your brain for how prenatal care works out at home, because I'm in Ireland and things are quite different... But I have to get preggers first.


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BFN and we concur, progesterone sucks.


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Bk: Welcome!

 

Nos: I laughed when I read the piece about your parents hopefully finding your stash. That would have been hilarious. I had some cramping as well as a lot of other issues with the progesterone, but it turned out that I *was* pregnant; at least for a little bit. I'm hoping you get a BFP and that it sticks!

 

Cananny: Good luck at your u/s!

 

Wishin: 12 dpo is still pretty early. If AF doesn't show up in a couple of days, I would test again.

 

AFM: I did learn one thing this month. Those <10 mm cysts on your ovaries early in your cycle are not only okay; they're considered to be a good thing, because those are follicles that are getting ready to start developing. My RE said they're functional cysts.


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Ugh, just lost my post...and no time to rewrite...

We are doing a natural cycle again. We might try clomid next time but no monitoring or trigger and still insem at home. I don't seem to have any trouble with timing! My temps are still high which makes me think the m/c is still messing with things. I'm on cd11 according to when I started bleeding but it was an odd start and my acupuncturist and I feel I could also very likely be just cd8. I have been ovulating around cd15 - 17 so we'll see. I'm using the digital monitor, opks and tracking temp and cm so I hope I catch it. And no spotting for the last 2 days!

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mrs² -sorry about the BFN on your blood test :(

 

And sorry to everyone else to had a BFN.

 

Nos -i laughed out loud reading about your stash.  My dad came over one time to help fix something in our house and I had to scramble to throw all the OV and Preg tests in the cabinet.  It was a close call!  We are hiding it from my entire family because we just don't want their negative reactions.

 

AFU -This morning (11DPO) still a negative.  Still too early though.  DSp is down in the dumps and has given up, but I haven't.  He always does that, beg and beg and beg to test already and then gets bummed out.  I think that is the most stressful part of this TTC, when DSp and I have different opinions, which is about EVERY aspect of the cycle.  He just doesn't seem to think my thoughts are worth ANYTHING, but that's how it always is and it's just one of those facts of life I deal with...  Well, enough of that rant on DSP, I love him to pieces and we are great together.  Today is our 4 year anniversary of our first date, YAY!

 

These are our 2 favorite pictures of us, taken about a year and half ago by my aspiring-photographer-sister.  Pretty much sums up our relationship, SILLY, and DSp always finds a way to make me laugh every day..

 

 

 

 


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Hi all. Very nice pix, esenbee. Got my smiley around 5 p.m. Tuesday, CD25, and insemmed at noon on Wed. Midwife said my cervix was kind of firm, but there was a little mucus. If it doesn't work, next time we may try a low dose of clomid. I've been very chill this cycle and hope the feeling will continue.

 

Re: parents -- sometimes one's perception about how they feel about gay stuff gets stuck in the past, because we don't talk to them about it much. Their views evolve with the rest of the world while we're not looking. But, of course, that doesn't happen for everyone. My best to everyone dealing with parental stuff!


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Shameless request....you might have a photo posted in this yourselves but if you don't - would you mind giving DD the "thumbs up" in the mothering cloth diaper contest? She's post number 312 and 313 smile.gif If you think she deserves it of course



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Good luck outdoorsy!  I like your point about the parental stuff.  If we don't talk about it much, we don't know how they feel.

 

esenbee - Thank you for the photos!  You two are super cute!  My fingers are still crossed for you.  Keep testing.

 

Carmen - Good luck this cycle!  I hope the signs clear up so you know what's going on when.  I gave your pictures the thumbs up.  Very cute!

 

rs11 - Here's hoping those cysts grow into fabulous follicles and produce some excellent eggs!

 

wishin&hopin-  Sorry about the BFN.  It could still be too early.  fingersx.gif

 

monkey - I'm gonna side with you that those are positive signs.  Good luck!

 

Cananny - I hope your ultrasound went well and wasn't too uncomfortable.  Let the journey begin!

 

darthtunaqueen - Congrats on the new name and the new home!  I'm sure you and your neighbors will be best friends when they realize you aren't crazy.  Good luck with the insems.  Sorry about the news from your friend.  Maybe you will be next and you'll be pregnancy buddies.

 

mrsandmrs-  So bummed about your BFN!  I hope your break is restful and productive.

 

nosreves - Have fun with the parents!  It does sound like a fun experience.  Fingers crossed for you that the cramps are a good sign.  To answer your questions, I did do the trigger last cycle.  The doctor still wanted to do it even though I had already gotten my smiley face that day.  This month we are doing Clomid again.  I haven't had trouble with my lining in the past so I hope that won't become a new problem.  It has been more than 11mm or so.  I have the trigger shot but I will have to see when we use it.  There seems to be some thought that the trigger shot makes for a better ovulation and better progesterone production, but I'm not really sure why.  I hope the progesterone supplements will help.  Our midwife who does the insems is going out of town next week so I'm not sure if she will be able to work with us.  She may be back on Sunday, and if I don't get a smiley face too early we may be able to wait until she gets back.  My cycles have all been kind of different so I can't really predict.

 

bkhaile - Welcome!  Tell us more about yourself and your wife.  Good luck!

 

AFM- I'm enjoying the conversation about the families.  I told my mom and sisters and my wife told her parents and everyone is on board.  I haven't told my Dad and his wife yet basically because I'm a big chicken s**t and I haven't gotten around to it because I'm afraid they will say something negative or discouraging.  They might not at all.  They love my wife and they love being grandparents so it could be totally fine.  Wish me luck and courage!




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Wishin......sorry for bfn.....luckily I don't have any symptoms from progesterone...though I've only ever taken it in small doses to make Af come."...

Afm....u/s was ok no pain and ovaries cooperated for the nurse....I'm clear for the meds.... Though I'm really stressed about next week...I have 3 u/s all in am...not usually big deal...except big kids on spring break meaning I'm going to have to kid shuffle with dp and try to make it work....plus daily bloodwork at 7am....I know this is part of the journey....but today I'm so frustrated with my body not working the way it's supposed to...... Sigh.....looking fwd to a good accupunctureb tomorrow ....

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I am loving reading all the posts about families. I had a similar experience to Esenbee. My mom showed up unexpectedly (she lives 2 hours away) last week the day before we were expecting to insem and so we had all the TTC stuff around the house. Luckily my DW had just a few minutes to hide all of our stuff in the closets and what not. I was praying she wouldn't do her usual snooping as she decided that she was going to stay the night with us. She and my DWs mom are the reasons we are not telling our family. They would/will be very supportive but if they found out now I am sure they would give us their unsolicited opinion on EVERYTHING!!!!

 

Carmen- I thumbs up'd your DDs picture. Very deserved. I hope your body cooperates for another Easter conceived LO.

 

Mrs- I am so sorry that this cycle is not working out like you had planned. Are you taking a long break from TTC?

 

RS- I am so sorry to you for all the stuff you are going through. I wish you more a very happy healthy sticky one this next cycle. 

 

Welcome to all the new faces here!

 

AFM- 6 DPO and nothing too exciting. This cycle I have done everything the opposite of all the other cycles... I haven't temped or really charted or even gone on FF. The only thing I have really done that has been TTC related is coming on here and even that has gone way down. We will see if the method of just blindly going through it works for us. The great thing is that my stress around TTC and even the thoughts surrounding it have gone way down.


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I follow along with you guys all the time, but I don't want to butt in too terribly much so I am mostly now just a QC stalker - but I'm still here!  wave.gif

 

The reason I'm posting today is in response to the families discussion.  When I first came out to my family, my father said it was a phase and my mother said she was so sad I was going to hell.  Once some time had passed, my father changed his response to "Two women should NOT be in a romantic relationship - it's just wrong."  He made sure to mention that same-sex couples absolutely could not raise children.  My mother sobbed and sobbed over HER loss of HER idea of MY life, MY partner, MY children.  Some more time passed, and we told them we were getting married.  They were going to come to the ceremony, but my parents made it clear that they didn't agree with same-sex marriage and would not be participants in the wedding in any way.  They ended up NOT attending the ceremony, but did come to the reception.  (To be fair, the ceremony was in CA and the reception was only 100 miles from their home.)  

 

Now, it's been almost seven years.  They've changed their minds again.  We've all grown and matured, and they've gotten to know DW as a person and accept her as my wife.  They accepted our decision to be foster parents unconditionally with nary a mention about foster kids with two foster moms and how that could be weird.  We told them we were going to begin TTC, and they were actually excited for us, excited to become grandparents - this is the first grandchild on my side.  

When we told them DW was pregnant, they were over the moon.  My dad made sure to tell me how happy he was and how proud of both DW and I he was and said, "I know I've said two women couldn't raise a baby together.  But the truth is, I was wrong.  You two are going to be wonderful parents."  I didn't realize how happy it would make me to hear him say those words, because even after all this time has passed and they've been so wonderful for the past three years, I always had that edge of worry in my mind, like the *next* move forward would push them too far and the relationships we have all worked so hard for would crumble.  

 

But I do think we're all much stronger for it.  Our bonds are really tight, and not only do they accept DW but they love her and claim her as family.  And most importantly, there is no question in their minds that this baby is their first grandbaby.  

 

So maybe some of your families have been crappy in the past, but sometimes the presence of a real child, a real life growing, it changes some things.  

 

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Unfortunately no personals right now...just wanted to to check in and and share what is going on in my neck of the woods. 

 

So the ringing in the ears, vertigo actually has worsened over the past 48hrs to the point that I have to leave work yday (it is so difficult for me to leave work-i'm a psychotherapist and I hate to cx on clients last minute). I was so dizzy that I had to have my co-worker drive me home. My doc told me to go to the ER since my sx were getting worse since being on predisone. So I was in the ER for about 18 hrs. An MRI was done- ruling out anything wrong with my brain-something I was so worried about since I have been having vision problems, and trouble formulating words. The MRI did find retention cysts in my sinuses and a deviated septum, which hopefully explains all my weird ass symptoms. I was able to move up the Ears, Nose, Throat specialist appointment for tomorrow. The ER doc says that I will probably have to have sinus surgery and it's a pretty complicated surgery but hopefully I will know more after I see the ENT doc for the first time tomorrow. Prayers welcomed as I'm pretty freaked out bc I don't like feeling out of it. 

 

Update on my sister- I shared last week that her doc thought that she may be miscarrying bc heartbeat wasn't found-well they must of thought she was farther along than she was- a follow up appt was today and a heart beat was found- she is about 6 weeks along. I'm really happy for her.

 

As for my own ttc process, obviously everything is on hold. I was supposed to surge this weekend but obviously now with the thoughts of possibly impending surgery-insem will have to wait. My luck I would get pregnant this cycle and then potentially would not be able to resolve my sinus sx with surgery being pregnant. So for now Cananny....can you move me to taking a break until I know more? Thank you.

 

 


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Good luck Hopeful!

 

Invitn - I'm so sorry you are feeling worse.  I get a little vertigo with my sinuses and I can't imagine coping if it got a lot worse.  I hope the ENT doc can shed some light on the situation and that you can find something to make you feel better soon.  Keep us posted.  I'm also sorry you have to put TTC on hold.  I know that's tough.  I'll keep you in my prayers for getting healthy and getting back to TTC.  That is great news about your sister, though.  Everyone must be feeling relieved knowing that things are ok.  Take care.




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A late welcome, monkey! Another Canadian here...there are lots of us :)
 

wishin: hug2.gif Sorry about the bfn.

 

esenbee: Great photos, thanks for sharing. And happy anniversary! Sorry about the bfn...it's good to always be hopeful if you can imho.
 

Cananny: I'm glad the u/s went well. Hopefully the acupuncture helps with the stress. Good luck with what sounds like a crazy week! Deep breaths :)
 

Hopeful: Sounds like you are dealing well with the stress this cycle..good for you!
 

invitn: Yikes, I hope you don't have to have surgery! Is there something you can try before it comes to that?? Take care and keep us updated.

 

 

Afm: Thanks for all the thumbs up! I'm somewhere between CD9 and CD12. Low on the monitor but some wet cm yesterday. My temp is a bit lower today too so I hope things are getting close. I'm excited but nervous to try. I'm actually anxious about getting pregnant rather than not getting pregnant which is an odd head space to be in. I really want to move on and get this done! I'm getting impatient!


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Just stopping in briefly while on a break at work...

 

12 DPO, POAS this morning, BFN.  Been obsessing over pre-missed period symptoms all morning, looking everything up.  Then a little ago, I get cramping and sure enough, AF started within 15 minutes.  BUMMER.  Pretty upset about this BFN.  We will be skipping out on cycle to have the test to check for blockage of the fallopian tubes, and then hopefully we will have enough saved to try with May's cycle.  Hoping for generous family gifts for my graduation!!!  It will about be the only way we would have enough :/


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Sorry esenbee!  I hope you have a good break and you are back at it soon.  Happy graduation!

 

I hope everyone is having happy Passover and/or Easter with your loved ones!




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Just checking in...

 

Esembee~ Sorry about your BFN.

 

Invite~ Sorry to hear that things are on hold right now for you. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers....hope everything turns out okay.

 

AFM~ I had my 1st beta...and I didn't get the results, but I took a HPT this morning (12dp3dt) and it was a BFN...so we are out for this cycle. I still have to go back on Monday for a 2nd beta and then they will call me to tell me what I already know that its a BFN. I'm not sure if we will try another IVF cycle or if we will wait a few months as I work on droping a few lbs and we save up a some money, and try another IVF cycle in July. I'll be back on Monday or Tuesday when I get the offical beta results.

 

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Esenbee. sorry to hear about the BFN.. here is hoping you get $ as graduation gifts:) I hate how  expensive sperm is :( 

 

Gelly.. I am sorry to hear about yout BFN but it is still early.. so it could still be positive,, FX for you!!!!

 

Pokey.. Happy Easter/Passover to you too!

 

AFM,,

 

 

not much to report just taking meds and sleeping a lot

 

 

 


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So we had our first donor failure ever... KD had a shitty day and then had "mechanical problems" while trying to get us the swim team.

 

Total bummer, because of COURSE DWs signs are perfect... oh well.  KD is so so so upset, I told him to go home, we'll feed him coffee and sugar in the morning, I'm sure he'll feel better after it. 

 

 

Gelly, I'm sorry about your BFN.  :(  I hope it's just too early too, like Cananny.  

 

 


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Sorry to hear about bfn's this weekend, just popping in to see if I have any cycle buddies. TWW starts today for us! IUI went just as well as the first one two years ago so we have everything crossed!
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invitn -- you're in my thoughts, and i'm sending you all the good wishes i can.  i'm sad that you are taking a break, but hopefully, you'll get your health issues sorted out and be back with us very soon.  hug2.gif

 

rs11 -- hey gal, how are things?  i hope you got back to baseline with no further issues and that you are back on the rollercoaster with us.  

 

gelly -- i'm so sorry to hear about the bfn, but i will still keep my fingers crossed that the beta will give a different result.  *hugs*

 

fishymcdarkside -- merci pour tes bons souhaits!  we had a lovely time with my parents including a dinner cruise on the seine that was magnifique.  we'd never do that kind of thing on our own, but i'm so glad we had the opportunity.  so, what happened after the big donor letdown the other day?  was he able to rise to the occassion and produce some good results the next morning?  poor guy, i bet he felt really embarrassed.  

 

cananny -- have you figured out how to juggle work with all the monitoring?  and how's the supermedicated cycle going so far?  my DP has her second shot tonight and seems to be handling things pretty well other than an emotional "cloment" yesterday.  she wanted me to ask you about your dosages.  she was on 100mg of clomid from cd2-6 and now she's on 75iu of follistim until her u/s on thursday.  what about you?  i really hope it's the combo you need to get that bfp. fingersx.gif

 

carmen -- i voted for your lil cutiepie.  i hope she wins!  how are things looking with your cycle now?  any sign of the mighty O?

 

esenbee -- oh my, you and your DP are frakking adorable.  what a sweet couple you make.   i'm sorry about the bfn and AF, and i hope you  will be back ttc ASAP.  i hope the hsg goes well.  as many people told me when i had mine, your fertility increases for the three months following it.  fingers crossed for tons of graduation money so that you can pay for may's swim team!

 

outdoorsy --  how you feeling, gal?  i hope that chilled out vibe is still with you.  hugs and goodvibes.giffor this cycle.

 

pokey -- my docs actually have their patients do a second trigger shot a week after the first instead of the vaginal progesterone.  i got *really* bad heartburn after the shots, and that seems to be a side effect of progesterone, so i guess it works.  i chose to use the progesterone instead of doing the second trigger shot this round because i was worried about hyperstimulation.   the spooge pills  vaginal progesterone is icky, but it seems to work well for most women.  wishing you both luck and courage :) 

 

hopeful -- you're at about 9 or 10dpo now, no?  how are you feeling and do you have any interesting symptoms?  isn't not charting liberating?  i'm glad to hear your stress is down, and i hope you can keep it that way.  f/x for you this cycle!

 

 

 

afm.........

 

i hope i'm not being insensitive to anyone here by sharing what the easter bunny brought me:

 

 

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i'm at 12dpo and i was mostly testing to see if i could stop taking the progesterone.  the second line started appearing on the cheapie test before i even got it out of the cup, and i was so freaked out that i started shaking and had to go and ask DP if i was imagining things.  DP took one look at the test in my shaking hand and started crying tears of joy.  i know it's very, very early, but we've never had even a faint line in all the time we've been trying, so it's a big deal.  i'll have a beta tomorrow and probably get the first results on wednesday.   :)

 


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Nosreves, That is fantastic!  Congratulations!  Would you like a parade now or after your beta?  I'm so happy for you and your DP.




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Nos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so so so excited for you!!!!!!!!! joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif  joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif joy.gif  I am sending all my sticky vibes your way!! CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU AND DP!!! You deserve this mama!!!


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