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Forum: Queer Parenting   Yesterday, 08:58 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 3,242
Posted By SplashingPuddle
easttowest- well it was neither good news nor...

easttowest- well it was neither good news nor bad. I really couldn't tell if it was a faint positive or an evaporation line on FRER. I have had this frustration before, so I really need to choose a...
Forum: Infertility   Yesterday, 01:23 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 11,197
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Yes, as predicted, it is too hard too tell. I...

Yes, as predicted, it is too hard too tell. I could have a very faint positive or an evaporation line. I find they look almost the same on FRER. Yes, I am hopeful, which feels different then...
Forum: Infertility   11-20-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 11,197
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Mummabear - good for you for doing what seemed...

Mummabear - good for you for doing what seemed right. It's so easy to get caught on the roller-coster. Congrats on getting off of it to take care of yourself.

I'll test tomorrow, but I've never...
Forum: Queer Parenting   11-20-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 3,242
Posted By SplashingPuddle
It is 5 days since my 5-day transfer. It is...

It is 5 days since my 5-day transfer. It is tough waiting, and although I've never gotten a positive on a home pregnancy test so early, I am going to test tomorrow anyways. I have gotten a positive...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-20-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 138
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I would focus on having an good relationship and...

I would focus on having an good relationship and fun, and not push the reading myself. There is a great series: games for learning, games for reading, games for writing, etc. They are short fun...
Forum: Infertility   11-20-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 413
Views: 11,197
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Hello and welcome Msbe! I agree with Tracy,...

Hello and welcome Msbe! I agree with Tracy, having the initial testing done with an RE is very helpful. I developed hypothyroidism just recently, and didn't have it with earlier cycles. Now I'm...
Forum: Infertility   11-18-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 11,197
Posted By SplashingPuddle
tinatina- I can relate to the psychological...

tinatina- I can relate to the psychological barrier of age. I am 35, and all of the stats in IVF are under 35, or 35 and older. I hate reading my lower chances of success now that I am just one year...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-17-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 789
Posted By SplashingPuddle
We got longer chunks of sleep by picking the...

We got longer chunks of sleep by picking the times I would nurse (say 4:30am). If my daughter awoke earlier, I would do anything but nurse until that designated time (water, pick-up/put-down,...
Forum: Queer Parenting   11-17-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 3,242
Posted By SplashingPuddle
It's been awhile since I've posted, but I"m in...

It's been awhile since I've posted, but I"m in the dreaded 2 week wait for IVF, which means I'm going crazy. It's too early to analzye myself for symptoms. The earliest that has happened is 4dp5dt...
Forum: Infertility   11-16-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 413
Views: 11,197
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Yesterday I transfered 2 average quality embryos....

Yesterday I transfered 2 average quality embryos. 2 more are frozen. The last cycle with 2 embryos of better quality did not work, so sometimes I find it hard to stay positive. I notice a pattern....
Forum: Infertility   11-13-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 11,197
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Treehugger - I am feeling well so far but last...

Treehugger - I am feeling well so far but last time I developed late-onset OHSS, which did not show itself at all during this stage between retrieval and transfer.

I am on day 3, heading for day 5...
Forum: Infertility   11-11-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 11,197
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Today we found out that 11 of the 19 eggs...

Today we found out that 11 of the 19 eggs fertilized. I am relieved, yet exhausted.
Forum: Infertility   11-10-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 11,197
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I had my egg retrieval this morning, and we got...

I had my egg retrieval this morning, and we got 19 eggs. They cannot tell me how many are mature, but I am happy. Last time, I got 12, but only 2 made it to day 5. So I am really hoping we have...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-09-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 141
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I'm homeschooling and working 2 days week (one...

I'm homeschooling and working 2 days week (one evening and one weekend day). I am also doing a masters program part-time, and I had to tell you, it is extremely hard. When something needs to give,...
Forum: Infertility   11-09-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 11,197
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Treehugger, I have always transferred one embryo...

Treehugger, I have always transferred one embryo on fresh cycles, because I've hoped for singletons. This is going to be my first cycle of transferring two fresh, if I have two to transfer.

Well,...
Forum: Infertility   11-08-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 11,197
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I just found out my estrogen level has dropped,...

I just found out my estrogen level has dropped, so they need to move my egg retrieval earlier by a day in order to get the eggs out sooner. Although I'm all for an earlier retrieval, I worry that...
Forum: Infertility   11-07-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 11,197
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I am feeling at the end. This morning I was told...

I am feeling at the end. This morning I was told to come back to the clinic tomorrow, and I may trigger tomorrow night, which will mean a Monday retrieval. I have decided to pay the extra $600 for...
Forum: Infertility   11-05-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 11,197
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I've now had 5 days of injections, and this...

I've now had 5 days of injections, and this morning the doctor said it looks like its progressing as expected. I am trying to decide whether to have anaesthesia for the egg retrieval. Normally the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-03-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I try to include my home-schooled kindergardener...

I try to include my home-schooled kindergardener in daily life (cleaning, cooking, outdoor chores etc), and when I want to add in "educational" bits, I play games with her as we work. i.e. asking...
Forum: Infertility   11-02-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 11,197
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Treehugger - I too am on gonal F right now. How...

Treehugger - I too am on gonal F right now. How do you know if you're progressing "slow" or "fast"? Do they let you know? I'm only on my third day of gonal F, and the clinic said that I could be on...
Forum: Infertility   11-01-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 11,197
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Yesterday I started injections. I find it brings...

Yesterday I started injections. I find it brings up my fears of OHSS from last time. Last time when I had severe symptoms, I swore I would not to this again. So it's hard to be here doing it again....
Forum: Queer Parenting   10-28-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 3,242
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Dani, I had to have a D&C aways back as well. I...

Dani, I had to have a D&C aways back as well. I really feel for you. The only possible "good" news was that my fertility doctor told me that I could have increased fertility afterwards. I cannot...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-28-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 295
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I guess it depends a bit on what we think of as...

I guess it depends a bit on what we think of as "productive". The word is definitely one that can trigger people, but perhaps productive can have a more general sense, as in useful or beneficial. ...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-28-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 756
Posted By SplashingPuddle
For me, it took having a second baby to realize...

For me, it took having a second baby to realize that I can put my baby down. With my first, I saw things very black and white, and didn't want her to cry at all. With the second, life intervened. I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-26-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 295
Posted By SplashingPuddle
My daughter is almost five, and I think there...

My daughter is almost five, and I think there will come a time when we "give in to technology" so to speak, but for now I still think she is too young. So she has no opportunities to play electronic...
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