Isn't it wonderful just being able to say it's April. I hope everyone is feeling deep into spring fever.
Brenda - I'm wainting anxiously with you during this 2ww. The excitement is tangible. I've got almost everything crossed for you
We've been going mad getting the SFG beds ready. They are built and filled with "soil". DH is going to finish up the grids (hopefully today). I'm looking forward to the neighborhood kids helping my plant some cool weather seeds this afternoon. Earlier this week one of the girls next door helped me put pavers down between 2 of the beds. I ordered some aspargus crowns to put out in back. I'm just having so much fun playing in the dirt
Brenda, I am SO excited for you!! What an exciting 2ww this will be for you! I hope it goes by quickly
I can't believe it is April!!! I can't believe I am having my lap in 2 days! Ahhhhh. I'm still feeling the mixture of emotions I had last week but multiply it by 10 in intensity. I may explode tomorrow from the anticipation
I do have to go in for some pre-op bloodwork tomorrow which I am not looking forward to. Haven't they gotten enough blood from me in the last year? What more could they need to know??
I hope you are all well. I dont have enough time to catch up because it's been so long, but I'll try to scan through the last thread.
I have been MIA all march...I had a break from work and went to France to visit my family. I had been extremely depressed and just not up to reading or writing at all. I had a major breakthrough yesterday that I wanted to share with you. I finally was able to discuss IVF with my dh and he's agreed to give it some more thoughts if I can find cheaper options that the "typical" 10 to 15 thousand quoted in the US. It's such a huge step that we could even talk about it! It gives me a lot of hope. I've found stuff on India and then to my surprise (and sort of by accident) I found out that France may be in a similar range ($3000 to 4000 all included). I called my mom and asked her to find out for sure for me. So, I guess there's a possibility I'll be spending time back home this summer, with the hope of coming back pregnant!
Ok, just over three weeks ago I got a positive OPK stick. I also had fertile mucus, etc, and thought that I had a full temp shift. My upper temp was only about 98.0. Yep that's low for post O but was at least a full degree higher than the other temps, so I just assumed I'd O'ed then, especially in light of the OPK and fertile CM.
Now I just now took and OPK test and it's positive now too! And my temp for the past several days is back to really low pre-O. Also I've been getting fertile quality CM the last few days too.
I'm thinking the first LH surge, a few weeks ago wasn't actual ovulation, just a false LH surge. Has anyone heard of this? BTW I'm using Answer brand OPK sticks.
Am I some kind of freakshow? Did my mom get abducted by aliens around the time she got pregnant with me or something? Is Mr. Spock my real dad?
Cd 1 here today. I'm not surprised or sad because I've been watching my temp fall the past few days. And I suppose it's just as well because we're visiting Portland in two weeks and I'll be able to drink lavender martinis! (gotta love Portland!)
Annie~ Do you have a link to your chart? If you have real ewcm, go for it! And...are your temps really that low? I was just reading in this book Garden of Fertility that pre-O temps consistently less than 97.5 make it really hard to get pg, regardless of other issues.
May-lily The IVF options in other countries sound very enticing!
bemommy~ Your garden sounds great! It's cute that you have so many "helpers".
: that you get some answers from your lap! When will you know the results? I hope the blood draw isn't too traumatic for you.
Hello to OT Momma, beemama, and surf mama
And everyone else, too.
My pre o are always above 97.5, in fact over the past few weeks I had what turned out to be pre-O temps of around 98.0, so I'm thinking that's not something I need to worry about. I havn't done an on line chart in ages, just print off a paper one at home. Guess now's a good time to do that.
Thanks for the new thread, Megster. How lovely to have lavender martinis as a balm for AF...
May-Lily: any chance you or your dh could find a job with insurance in Illinois? Our HMO will cover IVF completely. Out-of-pocket for embie glue and freezing, but we'll cross that bridge when we get there.
re: insurance and IVF - there are several states with this mandatory fertility coverage law, including a neighbor state for you, May: Massachusetts. New Jersey (our neighbor state) is also on the list. But who would turn down a trip to France?!?
If we ever get to the point of doing IVF, we will either move to NJ or do it in China.
Meg, you lucky duck, what's taking you to Portland? Are you going to visit all the mdc mamas?
Blood draw today went great. Built it all up as this big, scary thing and of course it was barely a pinch. I keep telling my self in 24 hours it will all be over and I will be on the mend. I'm not sure when I get my results back. I'm talking to my Dr. before the lap and will ask him but I imagine I will have to make an appt to go and see him. I hope not though!!
for meggles. Hope you have a great time in Portland! Lavender marini's sound yummy!!
beemama~ Oh, there is this big old house in Portland converted into a lounge/cafe sort of place. They have all kinds of martinis-- Lavender, Rosemary, Honeydew, you name it!
We're going to Portland mid-April for several days to neighborhood-hunt with the intention of moving within the next year or so. I'm excited! I'm also excited about our RE "treatment planning" appt tomorrow...I'll have to report back on it... I have lots and lots of questions to ask her.
May-lily- Making a trip to France to get pregnant sounds neat.
To everyone else!
I had a horrible day at work today. And dh has hurt his knee and is now knocked out with narcotics so he can sleep. He sees an orthoped on Wed. He had been going to get an SA done this week, but I don't see any good reason to pay for one of those when the little swimmers are drugged!
So between his knee pain and drugs, I guess we won't be trying this month.