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It's about time to take a break...

Postby lcp710 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:42 am

This morning, I had a huge temperature drop, and started cramping (at 11dpo), so it looks like AF is definitely on her way. This is typically what happens to me around this time. So I should expect AF by Friday, unfortunately. DH and I have been TTC baby #1 since last March with no luck. We did 3 rounds of Clomid, which made me ovulate but did not result in pregnancy. I have been on an emotional roller coaster these last few months and I think it's time to take a break. I just can't deal with this anymore. I'm tired of taking my bbt every morning, checking my cervix, analyzing every symptom I have post-O. It's driving me crazy, and I'm sure it's driving DH nuts too. And of course, all my friends who have kids keep telling me to keep hope alive and don't give up yet. But how can they say that when they all have their children, some of them have more than one, and NONE of them had a difficult time getting pregnant. I'll be 34 in August, and I just feel like I'm getting too old to do this. I know there are women in their 40s who have healthy babies, but I don't think I want that. At this point, I just really need to focus on being happy again, and not obsessing over trying to have a baby. It's taking its toll on me, my marriage, my family, and my friendships. Anyone else out there feel this way? I'll probably move over to the "taking a break" boards soon.

Congratulations to all those who got their BFPs! One day, that will be me...
Married my best friend on July 10, 2010
We have a chocolate lab mix, Bailey, 5 yrs. old :-)
TTC #1 since March 2011
Me 34, DH 35
March 2013 - Follistim 75, Ovidrel, Progesterone, BFP on April 11, 2013!!!!!
Beta #1 April 15, 2013 - 714
Beta #2 April 17, 2013 - 1641
5/6/13: TWO heartbeats!!! Baby #1 - 135 and Baby #2 - 154!!!
5/22: Still have strong heartbeats and fraternal twins! Baby A - 179, and Baby B - 174!!!!
6/12: Baby A (164) and Baby B (162) doing great! Finally out of the first trimester :)
8/8: BOY & GIRL!!!!!! So freaking excited :)
9/21: Luke Allen born at 8:54 p.m.
9/22: Emily Jean born at 12:02 a.m.
Babies are doing well at CHKD!
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Postby DIAZW » Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:42 am

Hi lcp710. I'm so sorry that the witch found you again! :( It has to be the absolute hardest part of the cycle - ending up with AF over and over.

Were you ovulating without the Clomid? And has your DH gone for a SA?

I totally understand where you are coming from and perhaps a break cycle or two may be what you need to put you back on track for a :bfp:

Wishing you lots of happiness and whatever sort of sparkly dust you're after. :)

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ME (Di): 30 | DH: 31 | TTC #1
Went off BCP June 2010
Started charting June 2011 ~ short LP?
BFP March 2012 but MC @22DPO
IVF Cycle #1 - May 16.
29/05 14 Eggs retrieved, 9 fertilised - 2 transferred. Zero made it to freeze.
03/06 2x5day blasts transferred.
10DPO - :bfp:!!
15DPO - Beta 173 but... Started bleeding and spotting
19DPO - Beta 778 .... Still bleeding and spotting
21DPO - Beta 2117 .... Still bleeding and spotting but saw 2 tiny dots on scan. They're both still there
26DPO - Beta 11689 ..... Bleeding tapering off - saw one little sac on the scan and lining very thin. Stick little bean!

7w+1 - Heartbeat!!!!!!!!!!!! :jump:

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Postby lcp710 » Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:45 am

Hi Diazw! Yes, Clomid made me ovulate but not pregnant. DH had the SA done in April and he's fine. So we're off Clomid this month, just focusing on being happy and not obsessing about TTC. I'm doing acupuncture and yoga, so definitely trying to stay calm. We're going on vacation in a few weeks so maybe that will be the relaxing week we need to get pregnant :)

How are things with you? How long have you been TTC?
Married my best friend on July 10, 2010
We have a chocolate lab mix, Bailey, 5 yrs. old :-)
TTC #1 since March 2011
Me 34, DH 35
March 2013 - Follistim 75, Ovidrel, Progesterone, BFP on April 11, 2013!!!!!
Beta #1 April 15, 2013 - 714
Beta #2 April 17, 2013 - 1641
5/6/13: TWO heartbeats!!! Baby #1 - 135 and Baby #2 - 154!!!
5/22: Still have strong heartbeats and fraternal twins! Baby A - 179, and Baby B - 174!!!!
6/12: Baby A (164) and Baby B (162) doing great! Finally out of the first trimester :)
8/8: BOY & GIRL!!!!!! So freaking excited :)
9/21: Luke Allen born at 8:54 p.m.
9/22: Emily Jean born at 12:02 a.m.
Babies are doing well at CHKD!
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Postby DIAZW » Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:21 am

:hi:

Oooo - vacation time! Sounds like the perfect opportunity for you to chill out and have some quality BD time! :wink: When are you thinking you will O without the Clomid?

AFM Officially we've been TTC for 2 years now. :cry: Although I did only discover that I had a short LP after I started charting about a year ago and in December last year I started taking vitex, which did actually seem to help a lot. I had a :bfp: in March but unfortunately the little bean didn't stick and so here I am, still TTC!

This month I ran out of Vitex and because of work DH and I weren't going to be together from CD15 onwards or so and I normally only O on CD17 so even though I had been avoiding taking Clomid like the plague this month is the first month that I've tried it . . . I'm hoping it will be the little extra that we need to get me a sticky bean!
ME (Di): 30 | DH: 31 | TTC #1
Went off BCP June 2010
Started charting June 2011 ~ short LP?
BFP March 2012 but MC @22DPO
IVF Cycle #1 - May 16.
29/05 14 Eggs retrieved, 9 fertilised - 2 transferred. Zero made it to freeze.
03/06 2x5day blasts transferred.
10DPO - :bfp:!!
15DPO - Beta 173 but... Started bleeding and spotting
19DPO - Beta 778 .... Still bleeding and spotting
21DPO - Beta 2117 .... Still bleeding and spotting but saw 2 tiny dots on scan. They're both still there
26DPO - Beta 11689 ..... Bleeding tapering off - saw one little sac on the scan and lining very thin. Stick little bean!

7w+1 - Heartbeat!!!!!!!!!!!! :jump:

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Postby lcp710 » Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:41 pm

I don't know if I'll ovulate without the Clomid since my doctor put me on it because I wasn't ovulating. But I'm hoping the three cycles I took jump-started my ovaries. If I do ovulate, it's supposed to be next week sometime. DH and I have been TTC#1 since last March. It's been a rough road, but I know we'll have our little one soon :-) Best of luck and baby dust to you!!!
Married my best friend on July 10, 2010
We have a chocolate lab mix, Bailey, 5 yrs. old :-)
TTC #1 since March 2011
Me 34, DH 35
March 2013 - Follistim 75, Ovidrel, Progesterone, BFP on April 11, 2013!!!!!
Beta #1 April 15, 2013 - 714
Beta #2 April 17, 2013 - 1641
5/6/13: TWO heartbeats!!! Baby #1 - 135 and Baby #2 - 154!!!
5/22: Still have strong heartbeats and fraternal twins! Baby A - 179, and Baby B - 174!!!!
6/12: Baby A (164) and Baby B (162) doing great! Finally out of the first trimester :)
8/8: BOY & GIRL!!!!!! So freaking excited :)
9/21: Luke Allen born at 8:54 p.m.
9/22: Emily Jean born at 12:02 a.m.
Babies are doing well at CHKD!
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Postby DIAZW » Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:25 am

I'm sure that the rounds of Clomid that you did will have reminded your body what it is supposed to be doing! Are you going to take any other supplements or try anything different?

Will be thinking of you and hope that you enjoy your time away.

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ME (Di): 30 | DH: 31 | TTC #1
Went off BCP June 2010
Started charting June 2011 ~ short LP?
BFP March 2012 but MC @22DPO
IVF Cycle #1 - May 16.
29/05 14 Eggs retrieved, 9 fertilised - 2 transferred. Zero made it to freeze.
03/06 2x5day blasts transferred.
10DPO - :bfp:!!
15DPO - Beta 173 but... Started bleeding and spotting
19DPO - Beta 778 .... Still bleeding and spotting
21DPO - Beta 2117 .... Still bleeding and spotting but saw 2 tiny dots on scan. They're both still there
26DPO - Beta 11689 ..... Bleeding tapering off - saw one little sac on the scan and lining very thin. Stick little bean!

7w+1 - Heartbeat!!!!!!!!!!!! :jump:

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Postby lcp710 » Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:58 am

I hope the Clomid reminded my ovaries what they need to do, but we'll see! I'm doing acupuncture and yoga this month, and taking prenatal vitamins, but that's it. I have an appointment with my gyno tomorrow to see what our next step is, but we're definitely NTNP this month. Just trying to relax and enjoy each other :-)

How are things going for you?
Married my best friend on July 10, 2010
We have a chocolate lab mix, Bailey, 5 yrs. old :-)
TTC #1 since March 2011
Me 34, DH 35
March 2013 - Follistim 75, Ovidrel, Progesterone, BFP on April 11, 2013!!!!!
Beta #1 April 15, 2013 - 714
Beta #2 April 17, 2013 - 1641
5/6/13: TWO heartbeats!!! Baby #1 - 135 and Baby #2 - 154!!!
5/22: Still have strong heartbeats and fraternal twins! Baby A - 179, and Baby B - 174!!!!
6/12: Baby A (164) and Baby B (162) doing great! Finally out of the first trimester :)
8/8: BOY & GIRL!!!!!! So freaking excited :)
9/21: Luke Allen born at 8:54 p.m.
9/22: Emily Jean born at 12:02 a.m.
Babies are doing well at CHKD!
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Postby DIAZW » Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:51 am

So far so good with this cycle! I'm CD13 today and my OPK yesterday was + and today's was VERY dark so I'm hopeful that O will be good and strong! :) Seems the Clomid is at work!

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Let me know how it goes with your gyno?

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ME (Di): 30 | DH: 31 | TTC #1
Went off BCP June 2010
Started charting June 2011 ~ short LP?
BFP March 2012 but MC @22DPO
IVF Cycle #1 - May 16.
29/05 14 Eggs retrieved, 9 fertilised - 2 transferred. Zero made it to freeze.
03/06 2x5day blasts transferred.
10DPO - :bfp:!!
15DPO - Beta 173 but... Started bleeding and spotting
19DPO - Beta 778 .... Still bleeding and spotting
21DPO - Beta 2117 .... Still bleeding and spotting but saw 2 tiny dots on scan. They're both still there
26DPO - Beta 11689 ..... Bleeding tapering off - saw one little sac on the scan and lining very thin. Stick little bean!

7w+1 - Heartbeat!!!!!!!!!!!! :jump:

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Postby lcp710 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:24 pm

Glad the Clomid worked for you! It made me ovulate too. Doc is putting me back on another three rounds of Clomid and then we need to go see a specialist to talk about IVF. I'm okay with that...just wish we had the money to do it right now. Oh well. At least we got some answers!
Married my best friend on July 10, 2010
We have a chocolate lab mix, Bailey, 5 yrs. old :-)
TTC #1 since March 2011
Me 34, DH 35
March 2013 - Follistim 75, Ovidrel, Progesterone, BFP on April 11, 2013!!!!!
Beta #1 April 15, 2013 - 714
Beta #2 April 17, 2013 - 1641
5/6/13: TWO heartbeats!!! Baby #1 - 135 and Baby #2 - 154!!!
5/22: Still have strong heartbeats and fraternal twins! Baby A - 179, and Baby B - 174!!!!
6/12: Baby A (164) and Baby B (162) doing great! Finally out of the first trimester :)
8/8: BOY & GIRL!!!!!! So freaking excited :)
9/21: Luke Allen born at 8:54 p.m.
9/22: Emily Jean born at 12:02 a.m.
Babies are doing well at CHKD!
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Postby MrsR » Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:51 pm

lcp, I got lucky on holiday/vacation just recently. I hope you do too. I had just about given up after 10 months TTC and a m/c (also conceived on vacation). Good luck and I hope you are at least able to spend some quality time with your DH. I also hope you are able to deal with the baby farm that you seem to be living in with all your friends (farmers!). I know I still wince when I see a pram - it's been a tough year.
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Feb 2012: complete m/c @ 7/40

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Postby lcp710 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:25 pm

Thanks MrsR. It's definitely been a difficult year. Three of my friends have already gotten pregnant and had their babies during the time that we've been TTC #1. But I am about to ovulate according to the digital OPK, and that's without Clomid this month. I'm not getting my hopes up, but we're BDing just to cover our bases.

Hope things are going well for you :-)
Married my best friend on July 10, 2010
We have a chocolate lab mix, Bailey, 5 yrs. old :-)
TTC #1 since March 2011
Me 34, DH 35
March 2013 - Follistim 75, Ovidrel, Progesterone, BFP on April 11, 2013!!!!!
Beta #1 April 15, 2013 - 714
Beta #2 April 17, 2013 - 1641
5/6/13: TWO heartbeats!!! Baby #1 - 135 and Baby #2 - 154!!!
5/22: Still have strong heartbeats and fraternal twins! Baby A - 179, and Baby B - 174!!!!
6/12: Baby A (164) and Baby B (162) doing great! Finally out of the first trimester :)
8/8: BOY & GIRL!!!!!! So freaking excited :)
9/21: Luke Allen born at 8:54 p.m.
9/22: Emily Jean born at 12:02 a.m.
Babies are doing well at CHKD!
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Excellent, very nice, thanks a lot!

Postby rsgoldpop » Sat Jul 21, 2012 1:26 am

Excellent, very nice, thanks a lot!






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