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Re: 2018 Baby Buddies

Tue May 23, 2017 10:17 am

Maggie- I've had clear positive OPK's the last 2 days, so I think this is just the LH leaving my body. No more OPK testing for me! :)

Kat- thanks! I feel like the Wondfo's have always been accurate for me in the past so I'm just going to stick with them.

Becca- That's what I'm thinking.. the Wondfo's may just be more sensitive. And yay for O day! I wish I had a trip planned to distract me from testing! Where are you off to?

AFM- Thankfully it looks like I didn't O yesterday, so we were able to squeeze another BD session in last night. Today should be O day for me.. feeling crampy, etc. Hopefully I get my temp rise tomorrow and I'll be in my TWW again. This Thursday I have my very first appointment with an infertility specialist! I actually had an appointment scheduled the month I got my BFP, but cancelled since I didn't know if I'd be needing them or not! So here we go again.. I'm looking forward to getting all the tests done to see what may be going on with us.

Re: 2018 Baby Buddies

Tue May 23, 2017 2:27 pm

Veronica, were not headed anywhere terribly exciting... My husband's uncle passed away in Utah, so we'll be heading that way for the funeral on Tuesday. We decided to take a few extra days and spend some time with my family in Boise before and after, since we'd be driving through there anyway. It should be fun, but a lot of driving to do with a toddler!

Re: 2018 Baby Buddies

Wed May 24, 2017 10:05 am

Becca- I'm sorry to hear about your husband's Uncle :(

So I didn't get the temp-rise I was expecting today. It was cold in my room.. but my temp basically didn't rise at all! I'm so confused because I totally felt like I ovulated yesterday. Not quite sure what to think at this point.. guess I'll give it another day. :(

Re: 2018 Baby Buddies

Wed May 24, 2017 10:26 am

Keep watching your temp. According to FF, it's completely normal to have a big spike the day after O or to see your temp rise greatly over a few days. It may be in its way up still!

Re: 2018 Baby Buddies

Wed May 24, 2017 6:20 pm

Congrats for the BFP Maggie!!! :D

I'm still following along, babydust to all the ladies in the TWW.

Re: 2018 Baby Buddies

Thu May 25, 2017 5:17 am

AnJC13 wrote:Congrats for the BFP Maggie!!! :D

I'm still following along, babydust to all the ladies in the TWW.

Thank you! I'm sending out a bunch of Babydust to the TWW ladies too! :hb:

Re: 2018 Baby Buddies

Thu May 25, 2017 7:52 am

Got my crosshairs! I've said all along that I was going to stop temping after I got my crosshairs, but I'm feeling panicky about it now lol. We leave town tomorrow for almost a week, so it will be a relief to not have to overanalyze each temp and wonder if my change in routine is having an effect on my temps. I've already overlaid today's chart separately with my bfp charts, then bfn charts, pinned at both just O and O and coverline. That alone was enough to tell me that I'd be better off just leaving the thermometer at home!

Re: 2018 Baby Buddies

Thu May 25, 2017 12:47 pm

Today has been a rough day for me. I had my RE consultation this morning and finally heard what I've been hoping to avoid hearing. Statistically speaking, my DH and I have a 2% chance of conceiving naturally (based on how long we've been trying). I knew our odds were lower, just didn't realize it was THAT low. It was hard to hear and it took everything in me to not start crying right there in the office. The good news is, the Dr did a trans-vag ultrasound and said everything looks great on my end- he even called my uterus "beautiful". Hearing him say that actually killed me a little inside... because all I'm imagining is my perfect uterus.. sitting there just's ready to grow a baby, but we just don't know when/if it will happen. He said odds are my DH has some type of sperm issue. My husband is FINALLY going to get things checked out- he has never done a SA yet. I'm trying to tread lightly because he doesn't speak too much about his emotions- especially when he's scared or worried. I can only imagine he's feeling pretty anxious since all signs are pointing to him being the "issue". I plan to talk with him this evening just to make sure he's feeling ok, all things considered. Next step will be me doing an HSG, then moving forward with clomid/IUI with HCG trigger.

**Sigh**... I don't know what I expected walking into the office today. I guess that "2%" number really rocked me. And he said the clomid/IUI only increases the odds to 5-8%... I'm just not liking these odds. I'm on cycle 19 of TTC and I hate not being able to see a light at the end of the tunnel. Who knows when (or IF) this will happen for us :( S

Sorry for the downer ladies.. just needed to let that all out! <3

Re: 2018 Baby Buddies

Thu May 25, 2017 1:02 pm

Veronica, you're more than welcome to share. I'm so sorry that your news wasn't good news. But... that's still 2%!

On my Yahoo newsline there was an article about a couple who conceived sextuplets I think after 17 years of TTC! That's craziness! Have you thought about acupuncture? I know it sounds crazy, but my friend, and one of her friends who were told they would never conceive naturally started acupuncture and within 3 months they were pregnant. My friend actually got pregnant after her first appointment.

Like I said, I know it sounds crazy, but it's worth a shot!

Re: 2018 Baby Buddies

Thu May 25, 2017 1:06 pm

Thanks Maggie. Yes, I have heard good things about acupuncture and I'm getting my appointments set! We're going to need all the help we can get!

Re: 2018 Baby Buddies

Thu May 25, 2017 1:41 pm

Veronica - if it makes you feel any better I think each cycle an average couple only has like a 15% to 20% chance of conceiving so 8% isn't terrible. My DH is supposed to be going for his SA next week (its been rescheduled twice). I wish the doctor would give me something to jump start but they won't do anything until his results are in too. I think he's afraid to know.

Re: 2018 Baby Buddies

Thu May 25, 2017 1:46 pm

Sending big hugs your way, Veronica. Remember that your 2% chance is just a number... Not a sentence. That 2% chance would have suggested there was no way you were pregnant a couple of cycles ago, but you were. And the fact that that pregnancy turned out to be ectopic was just an unfortunate, albeit heartbreaking, coincidence. Like you said, your uterus is perfect, it's just waiting. That's half the battle right there. Also remember not to compare 2% to 100%. Healthy couples have a 20% chance each month, which isn't such a large gap.

The great news is that your dh is getting things checked out and there are options for treatment if it's a sperm issue. While hearing the news must be really hard, I hope there is some solace in having some answers. You know he's got something going on in those swimmers, as one of them made it to an egg already! Forget the numbers. You CAN get pregnant. I don't know how long it will take, or what hurdles you may meet along the way, but don't lose hope. Accept the good news from your little angel that pregnancy is possible for you. <3

Re: 2018 Baby Buddies

Thu May 25, 2017 7:53 pm

Is it me or does that 2% sound a little odd to say during a consult? Has he ran blood work? My uterus and ovaries looked great too but my hormone levels screamed PCOS and weak O. I also had a blocked tube during my HSG but the Dr was/ is still confident I can get Pg. even after 6 yrs + of TTC.

I mean, maybe I'm wrong and I haven't seen an RE yet but my Dr told me we still have abt a 10-15% chance. It just seems a little pre-mature to throw out those kinds of numbers during a consult without more information. What if DHs numbers are great too? Couples trying longer than 16 months have had awesome success with IUI Clomid, Femara, Trigger Shots etc..

It just seems to me like he is jumping the gun.

You conceived before and you will again my dear. Please don't let this discourage you! Thinking of you!

Re: 2018 Baby Buddies

Thu May 25, 2017 7:56 pm

Those are some very good points, Kat!

Re: 2018 Baby Buddies

Thu May 25, 2017 8:24 pm

Thank you Kat and Becca!

He had my lab results from Jan. when I did all my hormone testing (with my OBGYN) and everything came back normal then, so he said we don't need to do blood tests for me again.

I'm feeling much better now. I called my naturopath Dr which I haven't seen since 2015 (for reasons not related to TTC). He said he's confident he can help us and that the fact I was pregnant a couple months ago is great great news. He made me feel much much better! We're both going to see him next week.

Also, a few pages back Kat mentioned reaching out to Cheri22... she's been dubbed the ""TTC physic". It is totally not my style to reach out to physics (never have before), but I did last week for fun and just got my reading. She asked if it was possible I'm pregnant now.. because the month she was getting was May for me. I told her although I ovulated 2 days ago, it was unlikely I conceived, especially after "getting bad news from my Dr". I didn't give her details other than "my Dr said the chances of us conceiving are low" and she said "I beg to differ. I see you getting pregnant without IVF or even IUI's. I RARELY ask people if they're pregnant 'right now' so hopefully it's a good sign- I hope to hear from you very soon with good news"

I've read her reading to other people (people post them all over online) and I have t seen her say this before. Of course, I'm taking it with a grain of salt but it did boost my mood! She also said I'd have a girl.. we shall see!

Thank you girls for making me feel better. I agree, it was premature for the Dr to throw this # out right now without having all the information. I spoke to my husband and he's getting his SA tomorrow and we plan to follow the plan of our naturopath (accupuncture, etc) before doing IUI's. My insurance won't cover them and we'd be paying over $1,000 per cycle to do IUI's.... I'm just not ready to pull that trigger yet.

Hope everyone is going well!
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