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BFP with Clomid/HCG Trigger/IUI

I finally am willing to make the big announcement - I'm pregnant! Yesterday would have been my 23 month anniversary of ttc. I got my beta numbers from yesterday back at 275! Can you tell I'm excited?

There are a couple of things everyone always wants to know when someone announces a pregnancy: What did you differently and What were/are your symptoms?

What we did differently

Everything!
-We did a Clomid/Repronex cycle
-hCG shot
-IUI (#2 - our first IUI was w/ just Clomid)
-added yams to my diet
-added avocado to DH's diet
-completely stopped eating sugar
-drank decaf green tea instead of the full-caff white tea for CM
-used pre-seed (we've done this for several months)
-did NOT use Instead cups (we'd done that for about nine months)
-HSG was done on April 13, so still w/in the 3 mos of increased fertility post HSG
-BDed a LOT. Even when we were sure we were past O date, we continued to BD
-used fertility monitor instead of OPKs

Symptoms

Honestly, I've had so many terrible s/e from Clomid, I can't tell you which symptoms I had/have were Clomid or Repronex related and which weren't, but here's a list:

-very thirsty
-bloated
-frequent urination
-very bad AF type cramps
-lower back pain
-oily skin
-pimples on my shoulders and bumps on my upper arms (never had this happen before)
-smell of coffee, which I love, makes me sick
-smell of chocolate, which I love, makes me sick
-craving salty foods (I hate salty foods normally)

Comments

We just found out we are pregnant with our second child!!! YAY! its still sinking in and we are both so happy! Our first wasnt planned, this one was. We tried for one month and didnt succeed and so I went and bought preseed and it worked! I owe it all to preseed that stuff is amazing!!! I am 6 weeks tommorrow and feeling ok. Tired and headaches, sore lower back and sore breasts but I can live with those things. Fingers crossed I dont get severe morning sickness like I did with baby #1!!!

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