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Re: anyone ttc #1?

Postby Tagra » Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:49 am

Welcome lythrum! I'm 12 dpo today and anxiously waiting for AF to not arrive...lol. Good luck n baby dust to u!

Clucky , Bethan - how r u ladies doing?
Cheers to life!

Me, DH - 35
TTC 7 yrs with Unexplained IF
2013 - lap & dye: all ok, DH low acrosome
2014 - First ever Feb BFP, gone @5 weeks, May-Aug IUI 1,2,3 - BFNs
2016 - IVF#1, Transferred 2 perfect 5day blasts, on hcg boosters shots (3, 5000IU) BFP!!!!

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Re: anyone ttc #1?

Postby lythrum » Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:28 am

Thanks, Tagra! Ah - you're in the home stretch - good luck to you!! :D
I'm 32 / DH is 26
Egg donations: 01/2011, 05/2011, 11/2011
Severe oligospermia: 05/01/2014 (1.75 mill/mL, 4.9 mill total, 34.2% motility)
BFP #1: 05/09/2014 (5th cycle)!!!
EDD: 01/19/2015 <3
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Re: anyone ttc #1?

Postby bethann88 » Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:16 pm

Hi all! Clucky, I didn't have tough news like you did, but I also felt done in by the whole thing this last month and decided to take a break from the boards... I just didn't want to keep obsessing over things. I knew in the back of my mind that it was also my last chance to conceive and have a due date in 2014... which I really wanted. DH and I tried our best, but couldn't BD as much as we'd like, and almost no CM the whole month... but then, my cycle ended up lasting 40 days for no apparent reason, really getting my hopes up... but all for nothing. Got AF a week ago and it was a rough one. I had gotten so hopeful by that time. That happened Wednesday, and on Friday a good friend who has been TTC for just a couple months called to say she's pregnant, and they got pregnant their first month trying. I logically know that this fertility thing isn't a zero sum game, and that it is definitely not true that "everyone else" has an easy time (hello, that's why these boards exist!) but it sure seems like within the people I know in real life who TTC, I'm the only one struggling.

So that's where things are. Friday I'm having my first fertility consultation... hoping it will be fruitful (har har)... and I'm back to cracking bad jokes so things must be a little better.

Been thinking of you Tagra & Clucky -- often, even though I haven't been around. Tagra, how are you doing? I see AF just recently showed for you too. Any updates Clucky?

Welcome, lythrum -- feel free to post and share anything, we're a friendly bunch! :)
Me: Beth Ann, 34/DH: 31
TTC #1 since May 2013

9/2014 - Round 1 IUI (medicated, 50mg Clomid) canceled due to overstimulation of follicles
10/2014 - Round 1 IUI (natural) on 10/10/14, BFN
11/2014 - Round 2 IUI, BFN
12/2014 - Round 3 IUI, BFN
1/2015 - IVF canceled due to nurse improperly filing with insurance :(
2/2015 - IVF round 1! Egg retrieval 2/27/15, 3 day transfer 3/2/15
3/10/15 - faint BFP 8dp3dt
3/13/15 - Beta confirmed BFP!

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Re: anyone ttc #1?

Postby lythrum » Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:21 am

Thanks for the welcome, Bethann! I am currently int the TWW again - hopefully this is our month! We've been trying (temping/OPK/pre-seed/fertility herbs and vitamins - the whole deal) since December for our first. Starting to get a little worried so DH went in for a semen analysis this morning, and we should have the results of that tomorrow. It'll be nice to know what's going on with them either way, since it's easiest to diagnose/ check off as a potential issue. My Doc won't let me come in for a consultation until we've tried for "6-12 months" sooo I am clearly going to interpret that as 6 ;) This is month 5 so if it doesn't work out this time, I'll make an appointment, just so it's in the books. I can always cancel if a miracle happens.

Where are you ladies in your journeys?
I'm 32 / DH is 26
Egg donations: 01/2011, 05/2011, 11/2011
Severe oligospermia: 05/01/2014 (1.75 mill/mL, 4.9 mill total, 34.2% motility)
BFP #1: 05/09/2014 (5th cycle)!!!
EDD: 01/19/2015 <3
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Re: anyone ttc #1?

Postby Tagra » Thu May 15, 2014 2:03 am

Congrats Lythrum...hope u got to cancel the appointment for diagnosis and booked for scan instead :) Sticky dust your way!!!
Cheers to life!

Me, DH - 35
TTC 7 yrs with Unexplained IF
2013 - lap & dye: all ok, DH low acrosome
2014 - First ever Feb BFP, gone @5 weeks, May-Aug IUI 1,2,3 - BFNs
2016 - IVF#1, Transferred 2 perfect 5day blasts, on hcg boosters shots (3, 5000IU) BFP!!!!

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Re: anyone ttc #1?

Postby lythrum » Mon May 19, 2014 11:48 am

Thank you so much, Tagra! That we did :) Hopefully it sticks! Good luck to you this cycle!!
I'm 32 / DH is 26
Egg donations: 01/2011, 05/2011, 11/2011
Severe oligospermia: 05/01/2014 (1.75 mill/mL, 4.9 mill total, 34.2% motility)
BFP #1: 05/09/2014 (5th cycle)!!!
EDD: 01/19/2015 <3
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Re: anyone ttc #1?

Postby Lichte1010 » Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:17 am

Hi!
Me! Me!

I'm 36 and we are trying for baby #1. It will be #2 for DH. :D

Part of me is super excited. Part of me worries there is something wrong with me and I don't know b/c I've never been down this road before. Then I read great stories and I'm inspired again.

I am so glad I have a board to go to for support. All my gf's have at least 1. Most have 2 or are trying for #2. Some have 3+. But the only person I can talk to right now about my fears is DH, which I'm sure he gets tired of hearing at times. We have been trying since Feb. I don't like looking at the 6 month mark. Makes me sad.

Here's to hoping!
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Re: anyone ttc #1?

Postby Tagra » Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:27 pm

Good luck to u Lichte1010 and welcome aboard :) Here's wishing u a bfp super soon!
Cheers to life!

Me, DH - 35
TTC 7 yrs with Unexplained IF
2013 - lap & dye: all ok, DH low acrosome
2014 - First ever Feb BFP, gone @5 weeks, May-Aug IUI 1,2,3 - BFNs
2016 - IVF#1, Transferred 2 perfect 5day blasts, on hcg boosters shots (3, 5000IU) BFP!!!!

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Re: anyone ttc #1?

Postby bethann88 » Fri Jul 18, 2014 5:20 pm

Hi Tagra... it's been a while, just wanted to check in! See you're in the TWW. Cheering for you! Let us know how you're doing.

Lichte, how's it going? I agree, here's to hoping! Being new to TTC can be so exciting, overwhelming, and scary at once... but there's so much hope, and that is a beautiful thing. :)
Me: Beth Ann, 34/DH: 31
TTC #1 since May 2013

9/2014 - Round 1 IUI (medicated, 50mg Clomid) canceled due to overstimulation of follicles
10/2014 - Round 1 IUI (natural) on 10/10/14, BFN
11/2014 - Round 2 IUI, BFN
12/2014 - Round 3 IUI, BFN
1/2015 - IVF canceled due to nurse improperly filing with insurance :(
2/2015 - IVF round 1! Egg retrieval 2/27/15, 3 day transfer 3/2/15
3/10/15 - faint BFP 8dp3dt
3/13/15 - Beta confirmed BFP!

http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/4796af
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Re: anyone ttc #1?

Postby Tagra » Mon Jul 21, 2014 1:09 am

Hey Beth,

So nice to hear from you. I'm doing okay still hanging on with tww of my second IUI. I just hope that it gets me that baby as I don't wanna go for IVF but lets see if God's plan matches that of mine :P

How are you doing? And whats the update from your side?

Have a nice one :)
Cheers to life!

Me, DH - 35
TTC 7 yrs with Unexplained IF
2013 - lap & dye: all ok, DH low acrosome
2014 - First ever Feb BFP, gone @5 weeks, May-Aug IUI 1,2,3 - BFNs
2016 - IVF#1, Transferred 2 perfect 5day blasts, on hcg boosters shots (3, 5000IU) BFP!!!!

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Re: anyone ttc #1?

Postby bethann88 » Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:28 pm

Hi Tagra,

FX crossed that this is it for you! Doing OK here... waiting for AF. I didn't chart or OPK this month so not sure exactly when she might show, but I'm on CD 32 and got BFNs today and CD 30. However, my cycles have been getting longer so i could have up to another week of waiting... grrr. I feel like it's not my month so I want to just get going!

Diagnosed this past month with unexplained fertility. The doctor offered IUI but we have a couple trips coming up in the next two months, plus my DH really wanted another try or two at making a baby the old fashioned way, so we're going to try for two more cycles after this one... then probably on to IUI.

Keep me posted, girl! FX for you! :babydustg: :babydustb:
Me: Beth Ann, 34/DH: 31
TTC #1 since May 2013

9/2014 - Round 1 IUI (medicated, 50mg Clomid) canceled due to overstimulation of follicles
10/2014 - Round 1 IUI (natural) on 10/10/14, BFN
11/2014 - Round 2 IUI, BFN
12/2014 - Round 3 IUI, BFN
1/2015 - IVF canceled due to nurse improperly filing with insurance :(
2/2015 - IVF round 1! Egg retrieval 2/27/15, 3 day transfer 3/2/15
3/10/15 - faint BFP 8dp3dt
3/13/15 - Beta confirmed BFP!

http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/4796af
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Re: anyone ttc #1?

Postby isis0228 » Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:16 pm

Hi everyone, this is my and my fiancés first time ttcing. Im 31 and he is 36. I recently came off bc in nov of last year, but have only been trying for the last few months. I am currently on my 2nd month of getting my period myself. I had missed march and april for some reason maybe due to stress, so my ob put me on provera for 10 days( I could only stand to take it for 7) and I got my period after that, and then again at a 31-32 day cycle the next month. We have been using opks but sometimes for me is really hard to tell when I ov but that month I did on cd 22. this month is kinda weird or me, I got a positive opk on 7/8 which is cd21 then on 7/15(cd28) I started with a pink wipe, 7/16(cd29) I got red spot in my cm in the toilet, I tested with hpt just to see if I it was positive and I swear a saw a faint line but thought it was to early. then 7/17-7/19 I had brown spotting nothing real heavy just a little here and there, I tested again on cd35 and today7/23, cd 36 both negative from the hpt, BUT I always used my ovulation test and that was positive? What gives? Has this happened to anyone else? Also with the week I had brown spotting I felt nauseas a few days and tiny bit of cramping like AF was coming, same as today but nothing.
its a...BOY!!!Due Oct 30th! :)
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Re: anyone ttc #1?

Postby bethann88 » Thu Jul 24, 2014 6:27 am

Welcome, Isis!

I haven't had anything quite like the situation you describe... What's your doctor say? Have you tested any more? Hope you're getting some answers and let us know how it's going!
Me: Beth Ann, 34/DH: 31
TTC #1 since May 2013

9/2014 - Round 1 IUI (medicated, 50mg Clomid) canceled due to overstimulation of follicles
10/2014 - Round 1 IUI (natural) on 10/10/14, BFN
11/2014 - Round 2 IUI, BFN
12/2014 - Round 3 IUI, BFN
1/2015 - IVF canceled due to nurse improperly filing with insurance :(
2/2015 - IVF round 1! Egg retrieval 2/27/15, 3 day transfer 3/2/15
3/10/15 - faint BFP 8dp3dt
3/13/15 - Beta confirmed BFP!

http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/4796af
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Re: anyone ttc #1?

Postby isis0228 » Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:48 am

Hi Bethann88, I haven't called the Dr quite yet, im going to wait it out and see how it goes weather or not I end up getting a full period or if it is my body resetting. I took another opk this morning which if spotting last week was my period it would be cd9 and it was positive, both lines looked the same. 2 days in a row. I think ill keep an eye on my cm and see what happens, I think if it happens again next month then ill call, but I do have an appt to see her in Sept anyways. Think ill BD tonight just incase
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Re: anyone ttc #1?

Postby Tagra » Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:35 am

Hi Beth,
Fx that the old fashioned way works it magic in these couple of months and u just dont need IUI. For me the second IUI failed too ad now doc suggests IVF. Kinda lost and clueless about next steps so taking it easy....and trying (so hard) to keep that faith.

Good luck Isis!
Cheers to life!

Me, DH - 35
TTC 7 yrs with Unexplained IF
2013 - lap & dye: all ok, DH low acrosome
2014 - First ever Feb BFP, gone @5 weeks, May-Aug IUI 1,2,3 - BFNs
2016 - IVF#1, Transferred 2 perfect 5day blasts, on hcg boosters shots (3, 5000IU) BFP!!!!

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