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Re: Cycling on....

Postby TTCnumber2at42 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:05 pm

Oooo now you got me excited Luvs Dogs about my dizzy spells and being 7DPO ... let's hope fate kicks in and this will be my BFP month :omg:

I think that is a great idea about taking it easy and BD every other day. Plus if your waking hours will be off, there is no sense in temping ... believe me before I had my insominia "semi" corrected I stressed more about my pre-O temps than what it was worth. My pre-O temps are still rocky but not up and down every other day. Plus you can't tempt fate if another DD is in your future I'm sure you would feel just as blessed. Although having a DS is a wonderful experience and I would not give it up for anything (yet I wish I would have a DD to compare it to :wink: ).
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Re: Cycling on....

Postby momof2girls1017 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:33 pm

Empire Rose sorry to hear your AF is coming :(

Im cycling on...
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Re: Cycling on....

Postby StathamLuvr » Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:49 pm

Hiya... I am brand spanking new on here, but wanted to "join up" to hopefully be able to share and learn from others who know and understand my situation. I am 45 for a few more days and believe I am at the beginning of the dreaded 2ww- UGGH! This is not the first time, but I am feeling more pressure because I just feel it will be the last time.

I look back and cannot believe that I believed I could do without ever having a child... I was the "good girl" who got my education to " better myself" and thought that would lead me to my true Prince Charming who would marry me and we would have the happy ending some day- but that I had plenty of time for that...I used birth control like the "good girl" is supposed to do. Then... I found myself at age 42... no husband... no boyfriend... and face-to-face with a doctor telling me I needed a hysterectomy b/c of ginormous uterine fibroids. I literally broke down right then and there and felt like all those years of being "good" only led to this horrible punishment! Against what "reasonable" heads believed (I.e., mother!) I opted to see RE to save my uterus and try IUI with injectibles. I went thru 3 cycles... alone... with needles, scans, blood tests every 3 days,2 ww's, etc- all to no avail... I would have done more, but frozen sperm is at prices that are apparently only for the rich and insurance did not cover that part.... and insurance dictates that after the magic number of 45 yrs is the cutoff age when one is allowed to be a mother. IVF is unattainable - so what to do?

To make matters worse, i had to have a second myomectomy this past summer, to remove over 15 fibroids- whose formation may have been enhanced by the fertility meds I had to inject those 3 cycles! :-(. Well, I am partially ashamed to admit that I hoped I might "accidentally" find myself in the motherly way naturally if I "just happened" to engage in the appropriate activity with someone at the right time... which brings me to where I am now... according to "My Day" app, I OV'd on 11/3... I "accidentally" BD'ed with someone the night before ... no, I did not tell him I am possibly still fertile, but I want nothing from him- so no "trap" was set. I just want a baby to love and bring into this world- and I guess that drive has made me act in a somewhat foolish manner... Now, if My Days is correct, I am 3 dpo... I had VERY tender bb's, fatigue from 1 dpo until this afternoon, but that has subsided to almost nil... lots of bowel movements and gas the past 2 days... lower back ache and mild lower ab cramps (dull throb)...AF is due 11/19 and is still fairly regular, so I don't know if I stand a chance with this last hurrah... Has anyone over 45 been able to successfully conceive naturally?
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Re: Cycling on....

Postby StathamLuvr » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:06 pm

Thank you for the kind welcome. It is encouraging to know that there are other "geriatric" (medical profession characterization grrrrrr...) ttc folks out there. Of course, every twinge or ache is over-analyzed during the next few days, but I am going to keep up hope. Still the "dull throb" in lower ab and back and gassy...now bb's are a little more tender this evening and I had weird fluttery sensation on left side of abdomen earlier this evening, but it seemed to be above the ovary/uterus area. I know AF announces her impending arrival with such symptoms, but they showed up so quickly after OV!
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Re: Cycling on....

Postby StathamLuvr » Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:18 am

Rose- that is SO true!!! lol
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Re: Cycling on....

Postby rocky's mom » Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:38 pm

Hi, Ladies! Just writing to let you know that's I'm still very much around. I've been reading all your posts with much hope and interest. Like you, Empire and Luvsdog, I was also in the TWW and had high hopes that this would be our month. A BFP would have been a wonderful birthday gift for my DH. I certainly ovulated based on my OPK result and BBT rise, I took EPO until O day, we BD'd on my fertile days, used Preseed, waited, prayed, hoped.... and without fail, AF showed up on CD28 :( I felt dejected but comforted myself with the thought that God has a plan. So it's another cycle of TTC, which could be our last for this year as I'm leaving for a trip back to my home country in early December and will see DH in mid-January still. Like you, I'm also hoping that we all get our BFPs as a Christmas gift. If I don't, I may consult my former OB-gyne back home or see an RE there where doctors' and hospital fees are way lower.

Sometimes I am tempted to just give it all up or take it easy and just let nature take its course. But at our age, we can no longer afford to do that. We have to be proactive and diligent in TTC. So I guess as long as our systems allow, we should forge ahead. I'm glad that I am journeying with equally determined and faithful ladies like you. So let's all cycle on! CD 4 for me...
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Re: Cycling on....

Postby Luvsdogs » Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:31 am

ER- still present and accounted for! Yep, plenty to do lately. Made 6 dozen cutout cookies and iced them, all last night! Trying to stay busy. I love the holidays. I am itching to shop too! Yikes!

Statham- welcome! Do keep reporting sxs!

Rockysmom- sorry about the bfn. I know what you mean by feeling that timing couldnt be better etc, and whalla...AF right on time!? As ER mentioned, sounds like there are several of is very close together in our cycles.

Ttc- any sxs to report? Stalking your chart!

AFM- Talked to DH about throwing timing out the window this month...ie not using opks, timing to conceive a boy, etc. He is fine with that. Just going to attack him when he gets home from a trip (which will be a few days before O) and bd every other day. Will try hard not to look at the calendar and count! I have been pretty regular lately with pos opk on cd 17 then AF 14 days later. of course I will look when it is close to testing!
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Re: Cycling on....

Postby StathamLuvr » Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:32 pm

Well...yukky brown discharge (sorry for the tmi material folks) in my undies yesterday afternoon... that was only at 4 dpo per the My Days app, and I don't usually hv anything like that until a couple of days before AF shows up! Today at 5 dpo there was just a little patch of "creamy-ish" CM in the undies... still dull AF type cramps and slightly tender bb's...then this afternoon out of the blue a meeting made me have to excuse myself to my office to cry! I'm a tough chick at these type of meetings, but the guy we had to talk to made me all sad gushy and weepy!! I still feel sad about it now!! UUGH!
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Re: Cycling on....

Postby StathamLuvr » Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:35 pm

oh... AF is not due until 11/19, and my periods are fairly regular (even at "my age" lol) so that is why all of these items are catching my interest and fantasy! Plus at about 2dpo, I dreamt that I told a good friend that I was pregnant... I remember feeling nervous in the dream, but also excited...
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Re: Cycling on....

Postby StathamLuvr » Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:10 pm

oooooh....don't get me to overthinking even more!!!!! lol it is gonna be a hard enuf wait until the 14th!! aaaack!
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Re: Cycling on....

Postby Second_Chance » Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:50 am

Hi Everyone

Sorry I have been away a while, I decided I needed to take a little break, the constant thinking and worry was to much and I needed a mental clenase for a bit.

I tried to skim thru everything to catch up.

I finally feel like my cycles are back on track and I have a very peaceful and hopeful feeling now.

Just wanted to say HI to all and see if we had any more BFP out there. :)

CD13 for me, EWCM for me and O due anytime. Fingers crossed I will be able to tell the family on Thanksgiving some HAPPY news. :D

I am reading Taking Charge of Your Fertility, LOVE THIS BOOK. If you have not read it, I recommend it. Very insightful.

Happy Friday everyone-
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ME- DOR due to age

March 2013 started taking DHEA 25mg 3 times a day FSH is now 8.5... down from 17.8 from 3 months earlier. They want it well below 10.

June, 2013- AMH level .016 (low) they want it over 1.

June 2013- Antral Follicle Ct- 6 (low) they want it over 10.


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Re: Cycling on....

Postby StathamLuvr » Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:14 am

Happy birthday to me... ugh! lol. Sxs seem to be tapering off a bit exc for the crampy feeling in lower ab and bk, along with some gas (sorry!). I am 6 dpo and losing hope a bit, but I'll hang on till I see AF's ugly mug!
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Re: Cycling on....

Postby Luvsdogs » Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:49 pm

Second chance- nice to see you...I may have just been lurking when you very posting last not sure. Fxd this is your cycle!

Stathumluvr- Happy Birthday! Keep comin with those sxs for us to stalk and don't get discouraged yet!

ER- you make me laugh! I forgot to kick AF on her way out. Guess i will just have to wish and pray for her to stay away!
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DD Dec 2010
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Femara, Ovidrel, and timed bd cycles-
Oct= bfn follie sizes 18, 15, 3@14
Nov= 3 nice follies at 20, 22, 22 (also a 15 and 14) BFN :(
End Nov= follie sizes 20, 18, 16, 14.
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Re: Cycling on....

Postby StathamLuvr » Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:07 am

ER and luvsdogs: thx so much for the birthday felicitations! :-)

Luvs: you want some sxs to stalk, well here ya go. Fri. was 6 dpo and I was wishin a pornstar would visit my house and put a smile on my face! lol Watery cm with verrrry slight brown tinge... cramps were pretty strong by later in the evening and so was my sense of embarrassment from the gassy episodes I was having! ugh! The bb's still are barely tender to the touch and don't "seem" different to me. And, I slept to abt 10:30 in the morning on Fri, but still crashed out on my friends' couch by 10:30 at night and just woke up a few minutes ago to drive home... now I am going to climb into bed and finish what I started - SLEEP, that is!!! lol. Onward to 7 dpo!...
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Re: Cycling on....

Postby JenniHavingFaith » Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:40 am

So the good news is I'm still at a 26 day cycle, lengthened from 22 days. My second cycle since starting my new thyroid meds. Yay!

AF arrived right on time this morning according to FF. So I will be starting a chart and posting it in my sig for those who asked to stalk it. The other thing I'll start today is EPO.
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