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07-01-2014 11:24 AM
tinytina Come join us on our July thread!
07-01-2014 09:47 AM
HappyMama2013 hi everyone!
@Charmedseed so sorry hun, hugs to you. i am glad to hear that you are surrounded by love and support. that's important no matter what
@Waiting4SJ i don't know what to think about lactating out of the blue. how confusing for you! what CD are you on? With my DS i didn't get a BFP until i tested on CD14.
@discalceata i chuckled reading about your exhausting weekend we are in the same boat. i don't know what OPKs you use, but i get a "high" reading for a few days before my "peak" days so we try to take advantage of all those days...go big or go home i say! so we typically have a 5-6 day "marathon" as well...hahaha funny that's considered a "marathon" for us these days....oh boy! Good luck to you!

AFM: hanging out at CD11 waiting to O somewhere around CD13. Fortunately I will be spending the first week of my TWW on vacation and will hopefully keep myself from over-analyzing and symptom spotting. I also just used my desktop computer for the first time and found it so much easier to do personals than on my phone b/c I can scroll up and see who said what hooray!
07-01-2014 07:58 AM
Waiting4SJ @Charmedseed so sorry. sticky beans and baby dust to you.

@alittlemischief darn, next cycle baby dust to you. sucks starting the crazy all over again.

AFM - Af is absent so far still, but BFN on tests this morning. Just to confuse me more, I was lactating yesterday! I haven't BF in two years. WTH body?
07-01-2014 06:45 AM
Charmedseed Thank you all, you're wonderful. The healing has been easier since there's been so much love and support around us. =)
07-01-2014 04:40 AM
alittlemischief @Charmedseed I'm so sorry. I know the heartbreak behind your brave words. Be kind and gentle with yourself and allow the emotions to flow, if you need to vent, know that this is a safe place.

@tinytina I'm back to CD1 so can you slide me back into waiting to O when/if you set up the July thread? Thank you. And I hope you have managed to get a positive OPk.
06-30-2014 10:46 PM
SeattleRain I'm back to CD 3 and waiting to o again. Drs appt tomorrow, well see what she says.
06-30-2014 04:39 PM
discalceata @Charmedseed I am so sorry.
06-30-2014 04:28 PM
Charmedseed I need to go back to Waiting to O... We lost the pregnancy at 4 weeks. We're sad, but it'll be okay.
06-30-2014 08:06 AM
Anna1979 I spoke with my naturopath this morning and she has some of the test results finally and all come back within normal range. I'll have a copy after my appointment with her tonight so I'll have the actual numbers.
06-30-2014 07:33 AM
discalceata Positive OPKs for FOUR DAYS STRAIGHT. What the hell? What does that mean?

I've had positive OPKs for CD15-18. Today is CD18 and, along with the positive OPK, my temp is finally up. The first two days of positives showed a test line that looked like the control; yesterday and today the test line was *darker* than the control. So this isn't showing signs of dissipating. What's up with that? The OPKs I'm using say that the surge should last 12-36 hours, not four freaking days.

I don't know how much more "babymaking" I can handle. It's been an exhausting weekend.
06-30-2014 05:16 AM
tinytina Updated to here Any status changes need? Please put changes in BOLD, thanks everyone!
06-30-2014 05:15 AM
tinytina Hello everyone,

AFM: Got negatives on OPK on days 15 and 16. Are you freaking kidding me?

Sounds like your RE is being aggressive with his treatment plan, @radiowave . Is there anyway to get a second opinion? Its hard to compare cases since everyone is different. Best of luck on the hormones.

Since we are using donor sperm, we are going up to 6 cycles of IUI with no meds. I am also taking courses online, my master's in education, curriculum design to be exact.

Given how much stress/anxiety the OPK tests are causing me, I cannot imagine the pregnancy tests are going to be any better for me @Waiting4SJ . I am spending way too much time on here, the computer in general, and thinking about this all.

I love your story @alittlemischief , fingers crossed for you dear.
06-29-2014 09:51 AM
alittlemischief @radiowave I think I asked the same question many moons ago when I first started hanging out here. AFM= as for me
06-29-2014 08:18 AM
radiowave What does AFM mean?
06-28-2014 10:30 PM
alittlemischief @Waiting4SJ perhaps its a sign that we are meant to be waiting together? The Belle thing hit me a while back, I had concieved in Disneyland in April, but miscarried just days after finding out. The story of Belle resonated with me- she had to fight for her 'beast' and had to lose him (temporarily) in order for him to transform into something beautiful and lifelong. I felt like my heartbreak was temporary and my prince just wasn't ready yet (I strongly feel that I will have another son) Is that uber cheesy?!

AFM- I'm 12DPO and I gave over to temptation tested BfN on my cheapies yesterday. But my chart sure does look like a pregnant one. I think I'm going shopping for FRER today...
06-28-2014 12:28 PM
Waiting4SJ Waiting To Know

How do you keep yourself from POAS every day?! 3-4 days till AF is expected... I'm going crazy. Why do early preggo symptoms have to be so vague/like PMS? Sore/full feeling, emotional train wreck, fatigue - All there. Did I mention I'm going crazy? Plus since it's early in the TTC phase for me, I haven't been keeping close track of O-day, which means I'm not entirely sure if we uhm, hit the mark. At least it's better than my first time TTC. I was on the pill, and going off it meant my cycle was WHACK the entire time I was TTC. At least now I'm down to a "normal" 28-30 day cycle rather than 25-45 day cycles last time. Does anyone here spend an unhealthy amount of time on this site? I'm a teacher, off for the summer so I have a LOT of extra time on my hands.
@radiowave Wow, it sounds like you have your hands full, but with good blessings, hopefully your story will end in a little blessing soon. @alittlemischief - Not only are we waiting together, but your profile is BELLE!!! I'm such a huge fan of Beauty & the Beast. It's DH and my "thing".
06-28-2014 08:12 AM
radiowave Good Morning! It is a hot day in Baltimore.
Yesterday we had our second consultation with the RE. He said, based on my tests, my TAC, DH's borderline sperm motility issue, and our ages and pregnancy history, that he wants to go ahead with the following plan: Start IUI treatment at the beginning of my next cycle (which should start between tomorrow and wednesday. Scan and bloodwork CD3, Clomid CDs 5 through 9, scan and bloodwork CD12, and based on that, probably a trigger shot around then and then the IUI, and then vaginal progesterone for two weeks. He said that he only wants to do two rounds of IUI before moving on to IVF. This all sounds fairly aggressive to me, which I am ok with, I think, but surprised by. I thought that we would try more rounds of IUI before moving on. He doesn't want to do any IUI with injectable before moving on to IVF because of the greater risk of multiples, which we are not sure that my TAC could handle well. I am very nervous about the clomid.
I am already being treated for depression and anxiety, and am weaning myself off of klonapin before the treatment starts. Between schoolwork (working on my MA online) and my daughter and my crazy family, I just don't know how I am going to handle the clomid!
06-28-2014 05:00 AM
tinytina Hello everyone!

Another negative OPK this morning.
Decided I want to actually start writing on my blog about our struggles with infertility. I started the blog back in February but I wasn't ready to write on it.
Got really emotional last night, my parent's cat passed away last night (they have lost 2 cats and a dog in about a year). It's been really rough on my parents and me and my brother.

@discalceata , check your specific OPK for the time frame. The fertility clinic suggested a 24-36 hour one vs. 48 hours because of the IUI procedure. So when I get a positive one, I call the clinic and our procedure is booked for the next day. Glad you got a positive result.

I like Anna1979's suggestions for @siuann . There are a lot of options to explore.

Glad to see your husband took some initiative, @Anna1979

Thanks for the compliment @alittlemischief . Sorry to hear AF is on its way. Cannot blame you for being emotional at the baby shower, hugs hun. Sorry to hear about your cheap tests.

Hope you got the black raspberries picked without getting bitten too bad by the mosquitoes, @ayme371 . Let us know if we can help you figure things out dear.

Hi and welcome @Waiting4SJ

Hi @SeattleRain , sorry to hear your temps are going down.
06-27-2014 11:16 PM
alittlemischief @SeattleRain good news on your luteal length. Sorry about the temp dip, but your not out 'till your out... I'm hopeful for everyone

Welcome @waiting 4 I'm due af @ either 13/14dpo and 14dpo is on the 1st, so I'll wait with ya. Here's hoping your stay in this club is short and sweet

AFM- remember those cheapy hpt's I bought yesterday? Turns out I should have read the packaging first! They say "90% accurate" - not the best odds lol
06-27-2014 07:38 PM
SeattleRain AFM, AF still hasn't shown at 12DPO which is awesome for me! My temp took a dive today though, so I bet I'll get AF tomorrow. I didn't even test today because I didn't think it was worth it.
06-27-2014 07:36 PM
SeattleRain @siuann I know this is probably a big blow, but it is NOT the end of the world. First of all, this is ONE sample and ONE analysis from ONE doctor. Before you call yourself out for good, you have a few more steps in the process. I know people have had some luck with having their partner use vitamins to boost quality. Sperm regenerate quickly and if vitamins are going to work, you might have a totally different result in a few months. It might not be PERFECT, but you might be able to do something less expensive like IUI instead of IVF.

If not, you can look into IVF and take your time, knowing that the stress of TTC every month is off of you. Save your money up, make sure you're with the doctor you really want to be with, etc.

Hugs, you're going to be okay. You seem like such a strong woman and you'll find your way through.
06-27-2014 06:15 PM
Waiting4SJ Jumping in late in the game this month. This is my 2nd month ttc. AF is due the 1st, so I'm just trying to be patient. Trying. Failing.
06-27-2014 06:04 PM
Hi there...

@bren94 ...♡I'm here. Just quietly waiting...Suppose im just trying to put my big girl pants back on...ok, that really makes no Hope your doing well. So your thinking girl? Just a gut feeling or something giving you clues? Thank you! s. It really does make me feel better. Don't mean to be too cheesy but oh well....

I'm sorry for my lack of chatter...Just trying to figure things out....I hope everyone is well and I'll be reading back to catch up on everyone a little later.

AFM...I'm 12 or 13 dpo tested last night with a frer and bfn ¿ so not looking promising. ..big surprise. I'm pretty sure I know what may help me to get the BFP. ..but that is up in the air. Considering my options....I'm out trying to catch the last bit of light to pick some black raspberries. ..I got eaten by darn mosquitos last night. Be back to catch up later. Miss you all!
06-27-2014 09:38 AM
alittlemischief @siuann I'm sorry that the results weren't good news. I hope that you can find some route to a family, I think that @tinytina would be a great supportive friend while you come to terms with the news and look at your options, I really hope that things can work out and you are holding your baby in the not-so-distant future. You don't have to leave this thread, but if you do, please pop back here from time to time and let us know how you are doing?

AFM- 10DP0, tearful this am (after a colleagues baby shower)and I'm spotty so think AF is on her way. I've also sort-of broken my plan to not do any early tests, by buying a small bunch of cheapies. I've yet to pee on them, but I'm a sucker for a single line
06-27-2014 08:22 AM
Originally Posted by SeattleRain View Post
Those sperm sound GREAT! Has he been doing anything to prepare in any way?

AFM, it's 11DPO and still BFN. So, so white BFN. On the plus side, I didn't get my period (yet) so my LP isn't QUITE as abysmal as I thought. If I make it through tomorrow, even if I'm not PG, I'll still be happy because my LP will have normalized. At this point, since having my IUD removed in February, I feel like I'm still playing this game of waiting for my hormones to fall into place. I really felt like this is my month, but if next month is the month, that will be okay too in terms of maternity leave timing. Oh well, man plans, God laughs...
Originally Posted by discalceata View Post
Got my positive OPK! On CD15.
: for the positive OPK!

He has been taking Q10 since January and he did admit yesterday that he had been doing some reading about male fertility since he's been worried that he would be reason we can't conceive since he's had an injury to one of the boys while playing sports years ago and one of the recommendations was to start taking zinc and he's been helping himself to my zinc tablets for a few months now.

Originally Posted by siuann View Post
Hi everyone. My doc called yesterday with DH's results. Slightly low count, and all abnormal. The reason it took so long is because the clinic went over his sample a few times to make sure. We have to go in for another analysis to see if it was just a fluke, and we have to have an infertility consult at the clinic. My doc said that most likey we will need IVF to conceive. We can't afford that. I guess I'm most likely out for good. I'll probably move over to the infertility thread. Theres no reason for me to stay here at this point. I have enjoyed getting to know you all and I hope that you have sticky amazing little babies very soon!
I'm so sorry DH's results weren't what you had hoped for. Don't give up yet. Maybe there is somethings that the fertility clinic can suggest for your DH to try and see if that has any impact on his SA. Also do your own research. Remember whatever you try it takes about 3 months to really see any positive impact. Figure out what works for you and stick to it for 3 months and then redo the SA and see if there is any improvement.
06-27-2014 07:34 AM
discalceata @siuann I'm so sorry. You never know what can happen, but however it works out, best wishes.
@tinytina Positive OPK means I O'ed or am about to, right? I guess that puts me in my 2ww!
06-27-2014 06:50 AM
tinytina Updated to here Any status changes need? Please put changes in BOLD, thanks everyone!
06-27-2014 06:49 AM
tinytina So sorry @siuann , I am threadkeeper over in the Fertility Challenged One thread too- Infertility Section. If you want to talk (PM) let me know. When my husband got his tests done we got similar results- except the count was almost non-existent and everything was abnormal or dead. It took a few days to deal with that blow. That actually took IVF off the table for us- initially that was our plan which was super expensive. Now we are looking at IUI with donor sperm, the cost is much more affordable per cycle.
06-27-2014 06:39 AM
siuann Hi everyone. My doc called yesterday with DH's results. Slightly low count, and all abnormal. The reason it took so long is because the clinic went over his sample a few times to make sure. We have to go in for another analysis to see if it was just a fluke, and we have to have an infertility consult at the clinic. My doc said that most likey we will need IVF to conceive. We can't afford that. I guess I'm most likely out for good. I'll probably move over to the infertility thread. Theres no reason for me to stay here at this point. I have enjoyed getting to know you all and I hope that you have sticky amazing little babies very soon!
06-27-2014 06:04 AM
tinytina Hello everyone,

It is suppose to be a nice weekend here- warmer and Canada Day is Tuesday- big celebrations here including fireworks, outdoor concerts, a parade, etc.

Hope you O soon, @chilee

Don't worry @discalceata (I am at Day 14, and I am suppose to O between day 11-17 -3 straight negative OPK's- I am only testing once, first thing in the morning)

Hope you enjoy hosting your husband's aunt @Anna1979 . That is so frustrating to hear about not getting test results back in a timely manner. Glad your husband's SA came back with good results

Hi @alivewithyou and @bren94

Hi @SeattleRain , fingers remain crossed, however, I love your positive attitude dear.

Hi everyone else!
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