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Re: TTC thoughts and sharing - ALL WELCOME

Postby LanaUte » Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:23 am

Awesome update Becca! August baby - right in time for the summer heat!

Mountainbaby - when will AF be officially late? FX she never comes!!!

Lms - FX for you Too!

Tammylynn - i bet your house is smelling awesome with all the baking!

Heres my update: I ***FINALLY*** got a positive smiley OPK :yay: first one since May. i started getting good progression on the sticks last nite around 7:30 pm, so i kept testing every time i pee'd last nite/this morning. :D :D :D i also got full ferning on the scope this morning around 6:30am.
So the plan is to BD like mad for the next 3 days.

Do you think 3 days is enough? Today, tomorrow and Monday. should we just continue till temps go up and stay up? Temp was down/normal this morning.

I am soooo nervous...
Me Lana = 41 :(just turned on Jan 23) - no kids YET!!!!
DH Dan = 48 - DD 21Yrs old
Started the TTC journey in Oct 2012 with lots of tests. Found high prolactin (MRI) in March '13 - taking Cabergoline. no other treatment offered (except IUI or IVF). INSISTED that something be done after 6 months of no confirmed ovulation. gave me femara in November '13. Confirmed ovulation Nov & Dec. No BFP so finally got HSG.

HSG Results (12/17/13)= Left tube OK. Right tube unsure - Uterus seems OK but there could be 2 small polyps
HSG #2 repeat (1/9/14) = All tubes clear - good spillage! however possible polyp. Scheduled for hysteroscopy 2/6/14 to "see" if they are polyps and remove them.
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Re: TTC thoughts and sharing - ALL WELCOME

Postby mountainbaby » Sat Dec 21, 2013 1:39 pm

Great update Becca.

Lana some Xmas BDis on the cards then.

I don't think AF will be late. Started spotting again an hour ago. I am sure she'll be here soon. Every month I get my hopes up. I try to be cool about it but I'm not.
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Re: TTC thoughts and sharing - ALL WELCOME

Postby LanaUte » Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:56 pm

I hear ya mountainbaby. i have 2 pregnant ladies at work and one just had her baby boy. While i am soooo glad for all of them - it makes my heart hurt :-(

This Christmas season has been really hard too. My sister has a 10yr old and she had her when she was 41 (first/only kid) Usually it is so fun to help out and do the Santa stuff and all the Christmas stuff... But this year has just been different. i try not to get sad but i have cried ( at least on the inside) every day for 2 months. silly, i know but i can't control it. Its just for a couple of seconds then i suck it up and carry on.The
And when i see women out at stores or whatever and they are yelling at or smacking their kids around and they all look miserable it just make me want to.... Idk.... Scream or something.

So i for sure know what you mean about trying to stay cool - but every month get harder.

But one thing i can say- i am glad i found these boards cuz i have no one else i talk about all this with. it sure helps.

Take care and stay positive. that's what i tell myself - like a mantra....
Me Lana = 41 :(just turned on Jan 23) - no kids YET!!!!
DH Dan = 48 - DD 21Yrs old
Started the TTC journey in Oct 2012 with lots of tests. Found high prolactin (MRI) in March '13 - taking Cabergoline. no other treatment offered (except IUI or IVF). INSISTED that something be done after 6 months of no confirmed ovulation. gave me femara in November '13. Confirmed ovulation Nov & Dec. No BFP so finally got HSG.

HSG Results (12/17/13)= Left tube OK. Right tube unsure - Uterus seems OK but there could be 2 small polyps
HSG #2 repeat (1/9/14) = All tubes clear - good spillage! however possible polyp. Scheduled for hysteroscopy 2/6/14 to "see" if they are polyps and remove them.
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Re: TTC thoughts and sharing - ALL WELCOME

Postby tammylynn1230 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:52 am

Becca, that is awesome! Great news :) Now you can enjoy your holidays :)!!!! So glad everything went well!!

Lana, My doc alway encourages extra day or two of BD after temp rise just to be safe!! Good luck trying to catch that egg!!

Mountainbaby, sorry about AF coming :hugs: It sure doesn't get any easier even when you know she's going to come! I hope next year is your year!

AFM: 10 DPO and I tested this morning with a BFN but my bbs are feeling heavy and sore when I woke up? Other than that no realy symptoms?? Could be all in my mind, looking for something to hold on to!! My temps spiked back up today but again, I'm not giving that a lot of hope as I have been burned by the great looking charts before! So I will keep on testing the next couple of days as long as temps stay up, not sure how I feel about this month? May try the clomid again next month since surgeon thinks it's not hurting, not sure yet! I have an appt with OB on Jan 2nd for a scan to make sure no cysts. I'm just not sure what to do :( Guess we better start planning our IUI! Still holding on to a my glimmer of hope for a Christmas Miracle!!
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DS 21

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03/11/13 pregnancy lost @ 5 weeks :angel:

Sept 2014 IVF with frozen donor eggs!
Sept 26: BFN

Jan 12, 2015 IVF with Frozen Donor eggs!
Jan 22 BFP....Jan 30 pregnancy lost @ 5 weeks :angel:

March 23: FET!! Please Lord grant me this miracle...
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Re: TTC thoughts and sharing - ALL WELCOME

Postby wannabemom777 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:16 pm

Hi

Hooe someone can help. This is an awesome group and pillar of strength.

Anyway last month I didn't get a period and now this month iv been spotting or very light bleeding for 4 days. I havnt taken a test coz I don't have any other symptom besides the occasional gassy.
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Re: TTC thoughts and sharing - ALL WELCOME

Postby tammylynn1230 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:44 pm

Wannabe: Hi there and welcome :) I guess you could alway poas! Or this could be the start of your AF or you could call doc for bloodwork? Have you ever missed any periods before?

On a side note: Trying not to get my hopes up but I just went to the bathroom and I had the tiniest drop of pink when I wiped, like the size of a pencil ereaser, light pink :shock: I never ever ever spot! Only after AF is over, never before!! Now again, could be anything and it's not a guarantee, but please oh please let it mean something!!!
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DS 25
DD 22
DS 21

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03/11/13 pregnancy lost @ 5 weeks :angel:

Sept 2014 IVF with frozen donor eggs!
Sept 26: BFN

Jan 12, 2015 IVF with Frozen Donor eggs!
Jan 22 BFP....Jan 30 pregnancy lost @ 5 weeks :angel:

March 23: FET!! Please Lord grant me this miracle...
We transferred two 5 day BB hatching embies!
March 28, 2015 BFP! Thank you Lord!
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Re: TTC thoughts and sharing - ALL WELCOME

Postby LanaUte » Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:25 pm

Tammylynn - fx! !!!! Hope its a sign!!!! & thanks for the bd tip :)

we have for the last 3 days and thinking about giving it a break in morning and then bd again on Christmas day. i got that +opk on sat about 5pm. I'm trying to focus on "feeling" OV pain so i know exactly when O happens... But i haven't felt it yet. FF hasn't given me CH yet but OVUFRIEND had me Oing 3 days before the +opk! !! i keep waiting for it to update but it hasn't changed!!! who knows.

I am wishing for good stuff for all of us in the coming days/weeks/months! cheers!
~Lana
Me Lana = 41 :(just turned on Jan 23) - no kids YET!!!!
DH Dan = 48 - DD 21Yrs old
Started the TTC journey in Oct 2012 with lots of tests. Found high prolactin (MRI) in March '13 - taking Cabergoline. no other treatment offered (except IUI or IVF). INSISTED that something be done after 6 months of no confirmed ovulation. gave me femara in November '13. Confirmed ovulation Nov & Dec. No BFP so finally got HSG.

HSG Results (12/17/13)= Left tube OK. Right tube unsure - Uterus seems OK but there could be 2 small polyps
HSG #2 repeat (1/9/14) = All tubes clear - good spillage! however possible polyp. Scheduled for hysteroscopy 2/6/14 to "see" if they are polyps and remove them.
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Re: TTC thoughts and sharing - ALL WELCOME

Postby mountainbaby » Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:45 am

Good Luck Tammylyn, hope it is IB

Wannabeamom, you may want to test.

Lana, good luck for the O

Just to say that AF came yesterday for me at 16dpo, after on/off spotting, was gutting.

Will be going to see a specialist in the New Year. Also been researching Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Merry Christmas all
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Re: TTC thoughts and sharing - ALL WELCOME

Postby LanaUte » Tue Dec 24, 2013 10:03 am

Well this morning when i entered my temp both FF and OVU FRIEND put my O on Sat - the day of my +opk. so I could be anywhere from 1-3 DPO. we may BD tonight to cover the bases.

So whatever the timing...I guess I am in the two week wait. let the real/imagined boob twinges and uterus pinching begin! gawd, i am not looking forward to my rollacoaster!!! Lol!

Merry Christmas Eve ladies.
Me Lana = 41 :(just turned on Jan 23) - no kids YET!!!!
DH Dan = 48 - DD 21Yrs old
Started the TTC journey in Oct 2012 with lots of tests. Found high prolactin (MRI) in March '13 - taking Cabergoline. no other treatment offered (except IUI or IVF). INSISTED that something be done after 6 months of no confirmed ovulation. gave me femara in November '13. Confirmed ovulation Nov & Dec. No BFP so finally got HSG.

HSG Results (12/17/13)= Left tube OK. Right tube unsure - Uterus seems OK but there could be 2 small polyps
HSG #2 repeat (1/9/14) = All tubes clear - good spillage! however possible polyp. Scheduled for hysteroscopy 2/6/14 to "see" if they are polyps and remove them.
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Re: TTC thoughts and sharing - ALL WELCOME

Postby BeccaB40 » Tue Dec 24, 2013 10:54 am

So sorry mountainbaby.

Lana, hope you catch that egg this month!

Wannabe, you should test! I don't know how you can stand it!

Tammylynn, any more news? That sounds great! Fingers crossed!

Sorry I haven't been on. Haven't been getting updates again. Wishing all of you a Merry Christmas!
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Beta 12/3/13: 92.4 BFP!
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Re: TTC thoughts and sharing - ALL WELCOME

Postby Lmswebnet » Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:02 am

Sorry about AF mountainbaby. I think the traditional Chinese medicine is a good idea. My sister's wife is an acupuncturist in Canada and she said that women have had really good results using acupuncture for fertility. She recommended it for me, but she lives about 3.000 miles away, so I couldn't do it with her and never followed up with finding someone locally. Right now I'm kind of wishing I had.

Wannabemom - welcome. I remember seeing you on some other posts here that I used to follow. I agree that you may want to test just to get a better idea about what's going on. Do you do any cycle tracking to help you know when you last ovulated? My cycle was very consistent and I could pinpoint O with just CM, but it's gotten kind of whacky the past couple months and I think I need to go back to using OPKs for a couple months to see what's going on.

Tammylynn , ooh holding my breath and FX for you! and FX for you too LanaUte!

Another BFN this morning and no AF. AF is one week late today. The part that's confusing me is that I had a tiny bit of spotting on CD 20 and light cramping on and off ever since. And that was two weeks ago. So, because of the cramping and BFNs I keep thinking AF is going to start any minute. I also had EWCM for more days than usual this cycle and the last day was two days before the spotting with watery CM for a couple days and then unusual CM ever since then, but not dry. So maybe I O'd late and I'm just 14 DPO right now. This is why I'm thinking I need to get more OPK strips to help me out next month.

EOE - I hope you have a great holiday! I have four days off from work and that's a huge treat for me! I hope everyone else here gets some time me to relax. I think that's important (but hard to do) when TTC!

Becca - Hi. I hope things are going well for you. That happens to me with the updates all the time. Do you think we should start a new thread?
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Re: TTC thoughts and sharing - ALL WELCOME

Postby Lmswebnet » Wed Dec 25, 2013 11:35 am

AF came in full force last night. No more suspense.

Merry Christmas everyone!
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Re: TTC thoughts and sharing - ALL WELCOME

Postby tammylynn1230 » Wed Dec 25, 2013 12:37 pm

Merry Christmas!!! Santa did not bring me a BFP...oh well tine to enjoy my family :) Hoping for a wondetful 2014!!
Me 42 :love: DH 42 (no kids of own)
DS 25
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03/11/13 pregnancy lost @ 5 weeks :angel:

Sept 2014 IVF with frozen donor eggs!
Sept 26: BFN

Jan 12, 2015 IVF with Frozen Donor eggs!
Jan 22 BFP....Jan 30 pregnancy lost @ 5 weeks :angel:

March 23: FET!! Please Lord grant me this miracle...
We transferred two 5 day BB hatching embies!
March 28, 2015 BFP! Thank you Lord!
Due Date: Dec 08, 2015

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Re: TTC thoughts and sharing - ALL WELCOME

Postby LanaUte » Sat Dec 28, 2013 8:22 pm

Wondering how everyone is doing? I hope everyone is doing good/feeling good.

Tammylynn - sorry about the bfn. :cry: i was so hoping for you. but here's to 2014 and your IUIs!!!!

I'm CD22 / 7DPO - been having some crampiness in the ovary /uterus area. Sometimes its full on twinges about an inch or so below bellybutton. Temps are still up well over coveline. Every morning when i check the thermometer i have to take a deep breath! the next couple of days will tell the story. praying they stay up. i have also been constipated. i am usually not anywhere near constipated so i am hoping that's a sign :)
Me Lana = 41 :(just turned on Jan 23) - no kids YET!!!!
DH Dan = 48 - DD 21Yrs old
Started the TTC journey in Oct 2012 with lots of tests. Found high prolactin (MRI) in March '13 - taking Cabergoline. no other treatment offered (except IUI or IVF). INSISTED that something be done after 6 months of no confirmed ovulation. gave me femara in November '13. Confirmed ovulation Nov & Dec. No BFP so finally got HSG.

HSG Results (12/17/13)= Left tube OK. Right tube unsure - Uterus seems OK but there could be 2 small polyps
HSG #2 repeat (1/9/14) = All tubes clear - good spillage! however possible polyp. Scheduled for hysteroscopy 2/6/14 to "see" if they are polyps and remove them.
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Re: TTC thoughts and sharing - ALL WELCOME

Postby Lmswebnet » Sun Dec 29, 2013 10:04 am

Those sound like good signs LanaUte. FX and sending good thoughts your way!

Sending good thoughts to everyone else too! This can be such a tough time of year when TTC. Holidays makes me think about family and miss the one who's not here.

That makes me think how exciting it must be for everyone who got a BFP this year. It makes me happy to think about. Wishing you all well!
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