2017 Baby Buddies! (2)

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Re: 2017 Baby Buddies! (2)

Postby workingonacrybaby » Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:22 pm

I don't know if this is the right spot to post this, but here it is:

Question, Becca, is this just to introduce each other, or are we actually budding up down the road?

Name: Amanda L. Hernandez
Location: Arizona
Health notes: purely male based infertility, after 2 years TTC naturally, straight to IVF w/ ICSI 1/2017.
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Re: 2017 Baby Buddies! (2)

Postby hulamom » Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:33 pm

BeeCee33- Sorry! I think I skipped right over the introduction.

Name: Carmen
Location: Washington state, USA
Health notes: ttc #3, 11 months. I'm 36 with PCOS. Have 2 boys, 11yrs old and 7yrs old. Was on birth control with both them, they're my unplanned blessings.
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Re: 2017 Baby Buddies! (2)

Postby BeeCee33 » Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:14 pm

Hulamom, no worries. Would you rather not go by your first name? Not a problem if you don't, just wanted to check. Also, where are you in Washington?! I'm in Mt. Vernon.

Amanda, this is a buddy thread, so basically just a group of ladies wanting to stay in touch with each other while TTC. You are absolutely welcome to join us if you'd like!

Claudia, thank you. :) We are all doing the best we can. You are right, there are so many ups and downs in life. But building a family is one of the best parts! I'm glad you're not feeling super sick. I used to have to carry a bag of cereal or crackers with me at all times and nibble all day long in an attempt to keep from throwing up. I'm not looking forward to that again!

I can imagine the pregnancy boards are pretty quiet, as even the ttc boards are way quieter than when I was here last time. I keep thinking that I bet a lot of people have ttc on their list of things for the new year, so I wonder if things will pick up on both boards in January?
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Re: 2017 Baby Buddies! (2)

Postby hulamom » Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:35 pm

BeeCee33- I changed it. I'm at work and not paying full attention lol. I live in Tacoma, have been going to SRM for the past year. They are wonderful.

I started a couple little projects just before my IUI with the idea that I could bury myself in them to keep my mind from the looooong wait. Its working a little bit, but.....to keep it honest..... of course I'm struggling! I keep wanting to come up with clever ways of telling my hubby and kids and our parents at Christmas that it worked this time. All day at work I have been trying to ignore the faint symptoms I'm feeling, but I work in medicine so I literally cannot escape it! 10hrs of work and I managed to analyze every twinge of pain or imagined/hopeful pain coming from my lower abdomen. I seriously have been feeling these random little twinges, and I'm nauseous. I keep telling myself the nausea is from my trigger shot and the pains are just from being on my feet all day. My logical brain knows that it is in no way possible to be feeling ANYTHING from an IUI yesterday, but then my emotional brain says....you DID BD on Sun, and it could even so slightly be possible. *sigh* Men do not have to deal with this. Not fair.
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Re: 2017 Baby Buddies! (2)

Postby BeeCee33 » Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:08 pm

Ok, Carmen, so we aren't far from each other compared to the other ladies in the group! Although sometimes it feels like I could get to Europe faster than driving from up north through Seattle or Bellevue lol. The way I deal with the unrealistic symptom spotting is just recording everything. Maybe it's a pregnancy symptom, maybe it's not (most likely not right now for you lol) but at least it's written down. That way I can go back and look at my notes and see that, yes, even though I say I don't get a certain symptom normally, there is was last month. It at least helps me feel like I'm doing something somewhat productive. It also helps me to not obsess over that particular symptom. If it's in the books, I can (usually) move on mentally for a little while.
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Re: 2017 Baby Buddies! (2)

Postby ashley2016 » Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:30 pm

Brittany - thank you for sharing your story! I'm so glad you turned your life around. Good for you for being so strong! Now channel that strength to get through the rest of this tww! Lol. You've got this!!!

Becca - ugh you must feel so restless. I can't wait for you to have some answers! Distract, distract, distract!

Claudia - yes this is a special thread! I wonder if other websites would be better for pregnancy boards? This one is called tww, so pregnant women might not even think to try it. Maybe "what to expect" or "the bump" would be better? You always have us!!!!
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Re: 2017 Baby Buddies! (2)

Postby ashley2016 » Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:32 pm

Omg! I missed soooo many posts! How did that happen? Lol. I must have been on the wrong page or something. Sorry for all the people I missed! Will catch up tomorrow xox
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Re: 2017 Baby Buddies! (2)

Postby BeeCee33 » Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:37 pm

Ashley, that happens to me all the time... If the new posts have spilled onto another page, I just read the ones on the page it first takes me to lol.
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BFP June 2, 2017 :angel: mc @ 5 weeks

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Cycle 2-- BFN
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Re: 2017 Baby Buddies! (2)

Postby nelsonfamjam » Thu Dec 01, 2016 2:24 am

Claudia, you're so sweet! I'm glad you're not nauseated but that's so cute that you cried over a Macy Gray song :D

Amanda, Welcome to the group! 2 years is a long time. I'm sure you're kind of ready to go on to IVF for the new year? Fingers crossed for you!

Carmen, Ugh I know that must be so difficult to not be thinking about it all the time. I've only been trying for a month and that's all I think about, I Can't imagine how it must be for you! I think about the Christmas thing all the time - all the cute ways to announce a pregnancy! I agree with Becca, I record all of my symptoms so that next month I can go back and look and say "ahh, that's not new" or "ohh, that's new!" -- I don't know much about IUI, how long until you know if it worked??

Ashley, I'm struggling not to test this morning... HELP ME!!!

Becca, Anxiously waiting for news on how you've been doing today. Maybe you're right about it being a chemical? Maybe it tried to implant but because your uterus was still very thin it just didn't stick?? Who knows?

As for me, my boobs are so, so, so sore this morning. And I dreamt that I was eating pancakes and bacon and woke up at 5am to take my temperature craving pancakes and bacon. Probably not a pregnant thing... it's probably just me being really hungry for breakfast food but whatever. I recorded it anyway. Trying sooo hard not to test today!!
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Re: 2017 Baby Buddies! (2)

Postby ashley2016 » Thu Dec 01, 2016 6:44 am

Amanda - Welcome to the group!

Carmen - Good for you for starting projects ahead of time to keep busy. Such a great idea! The tww wait will always be tough no mater what, but it sure is easier with plenty of distractions.

Becca - I read that it takes MINIMUMM two days after implantation, to generate hcg levels a test can pick up, and often more than that - up to a week. So if you may have had implantation on day 12, yit could still be too early to test.

Brittany - I am a BAAAAAADDDDD testing buddy. Very very bad. I'm so sorry. I tested this morning :( I couldn't help myself. I actually dropped the cup of pee in the toilet I was so nervous! Lol. Luckily I still had some left to make another cup :rofl: Well it was a BFN and I'm feeling like crap. So I wish I had waited til Friday like we agreed. If that helps you to resist the urge, just remember how much it sucks to get that BFN and that you are less and less likely to get that disappointing result every day that you wait.

AFM trying not to get too discouraged by today's BFN. It is still 3 days til my period, and 11 days PO (at least I think so), so there is still a chance. I think I felt cramps yesterday, so if it was implantation (common on 10dpo) I wouldn't get a BFP yet. I can't help but be very pessimistic though. After so many months of BFN it is hard to believe I'll ever see a BFP. I think I will book and appt for me and DH with a fertility specialist, but honestly, that scares me too.
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Re: 2017 Baby Buddies! (2)

Postby nelsonfamjam » Thu Dec 01, 2016 6:57 am

No,no........ I tested too. Negative. We are absolutely awful!!!!
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Re: 2017 Baby Buddies! (2)

Postby AnJC13 » Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:12 am

Hey ladies, I read that article two months ago month and it really cured me of my need to test early, maybe it can help you too.

https://www.verywell.com/reasons-not-to ... ly-1959886
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Re: 2017 Baby Buddies! (2)

Postby ashley2016 » Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:59 am

Oh Anne, thank you!!! It is all so true. How are you doing?
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Re: 2017 Baby Buddies! (2)

Postby nelsonfamjam » Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:13 am

That really is so, so true!! I'm gonna order some cheapies online because even after reading that I still don't think I have the self control
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Re: 2017 Baby Buddies! (2)

Postby nelsonfamjam » Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:16 am

Funny story time:
My husbands MacBook and iPhone are synced up and last night he opened a browser on his phone and on the frequently visited section is pinned "twoweekwait.com" and he was like "what the??" and I about died laughing!! :rofl: Poor man. So when he called me on his lunch break today (as he always does) I had to warn him that the MacBook pinned FertilityFriend on the frequently visited so he was going to have another one on his phone today!!
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