Previous thread: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/the-6-months-ttc-ladies-its-about-darn-time-we-got-our-bfps-part-13
I know how important this group was to me when I clicked over the 6 month mark – and while none of us want to be here, it is ‘nice’ to have something to look forward to when you get AF for the 6th month in a row…
So – lets start with a roll call:
Chart (if you have one):
Any known issues?
For fun – do you have a furbaby? Details, please:
Cycles/months trying: 16 months / approx 13 cycles
Current CD/DPO: CD22 / 3DPO
Chart (if you have one): http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/hamikay
Any known issues? Irregular cycles (seem to be regulating thanks to Naturo), PCOS ruled out with blood tests, possible Endo yet to be investigated. Hubby had low SA, but since treating his IBS has got normal results in a follow-up test.
Supplements/medications: Herbal mix from Naturo with liquid Vitex, good pre-natal with high Vit Bs, CoQ10, Fish Oil. Hubby takes good quality Mens Multi.
Next steps? When IF period starts in 9 days, i’ll make an appointment to get a new referral to a different OB/Gyn, as I didn’t like the one I saw a couple of months ago.
For fun – do you have a furbaby? Details, please: Our 5 year old Cavoodle ‘Charli’, who is the cuddliest, most loyal dog I’ve ever met. She’s just been trying to cuddle me, even though it is nearly 40 degrees here (104 fahrenheit). She’s the cutest!!
@hamikay: Thanks for this, Hamikay. I think I need to join here now. I just got another pregnancy announcement on facebook and I just want to cry. I’m having such a hard time feeling happy for them. All my friends who avoided for so long are getting pregnant and here’s me, who’s been wanting a baby for so many years but waiting for the right guy to come along taking longer than anticipated to conceive. I probably ate too much candy today and it’s making me down and hormonal. I hope I can be happy for them tomorrow. For now I need the support of people who’ve been trying for awhile, even if it’s not nearly as long as I know some people have been trying.
Cycles/months trying: 6th right now
Current CD/DPO: CD7
Chart (if you have one): http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/ScottishMrs
Any known issues? Not really. I have irregular cycles, but the doctor won’t do any tests for awhile yet. I’m not seeking out one who will though because I’d rather put off needles as long as possible because I don’t like them.
Supplements/medications: Vit C, Calcium, Cranberry, Folic Acid, Vit B Complex, Acidophilus, and [Hallelujah Acres] TrioMax.
Next steps? I’m thinking about talking to a naturopath in a couple of months if I don’t start to O sooner. I’m also thinking about starting to take chlorophyll, Vit E, and some kind of Fish Oil. Oh, and I want to buy some grapefruit juice to increase EWCM because it dried up before O last time; gotta keep those swimmers alive as long as possible.
For fun – do you have a furbaby? Details, please: I have a little horsey baby named Alondrah. She’s turning 7 in May. She’s a bay Arabian-Standardbred Cross and has no markings whatsoever. I don’t have any pictures of her on my laptop and my camera is not working right now, so I can’t show her to you all. But she’s the cutest little girl ever! I haven’t been able to finish breaking her yet though because I got a bad concussion the year I was planning to start and I haven’t been able to ride since. I might be able to next summer though (unless I’m really pregnant).
ETA: I found a picture of when I got her when she was just a yearling:
@ScottishMrs: oh lady, i feel for you, announcements can be so hard!!! my worst one was an ‘oops’ from an old school friend who had only just started dating her new boyfriend (they called the baby girl “Chance” though, so that still makes me laugh – may as well have called it “Mistake”!!). And, my close Uni friend got pregnant on her honeymoon, when we’d been trying for about 8 months, and is now due ANY day… and we’re still not even pregnant. It’s so tough
You may have seen me write this before, but I try to remind myself that somebody else’s pregnancy/baby plays NO role in my own chances of getting pregnant – and, you never really know how long someone has been trying or what they’ve gone through before (unless they tell everyone in their update… or in the name of the child!!).
In terms of ‘needles’ – remember you’ll need to do lots of blood tests when you do get pregnant, so you could kind of think of it as a training programme, or ‘desensitisation’, getting tests done now But you also know how much I love my Naturo, so I’d totally suggest finding one! Although, she did use my blood tests to help her decide on my supplements.
Wow – a horse furbaby!!! That’s an unusual one! She sounds beautiful – do you have a pic, or a link to a similar-looking horse??
@hamikay: I know what you mean. I’ve been trying to tell myself that she’s been married for almost 2 years and they may have been trying since the very beginning. Her way of announcing was adorable too. SHe posted a picture of herself holding her tiny bump and captioned it: “There are two people in this picture. Can you find the 2nd?”.
I’m not actually just afraid of needles. They makemy blood pressure drop when they go in and I almost pass out. I’ve actually managed to avoid all needles for years except for my allergy testing and when I had a possible ovarian cyst in grade 9 or 10. Even if it’s going to have to happen later, I’d still rather wait. I’m a chicken.
I found a picture of her from a few years ago and posted it above . We weren’t able to have pets because my parents and I have severe animal allergies, but I won her when I was in a 4-H club and I board her at a friend’s stable. I take lots of allergy pills around her though and I’ll have to find something else for when I’m pregnant. I don’t think I could ever bear to give her up though. She’s been my baby for 6 years and I love her.
@ScottishMrs: that is a sweet way to announce a pregnancy! see, one of the (few) good things about this taking so long is that you have longer to plan these sorts of moments out it could have very well taken them over a year to get pregnant, if it allows you to feel happier for them, then i’d just convince myself that is the case I was all upset about an announcement from a lovely couple we met on our Honeymoon, but then I later found out they’d been trying for 9 months (they’d started before the wedding).
Thanks for posting a pic of your horse!! She’s amazing! One awesome part of my Naturo treatment is that I barely get any hayfever symptoms anymore, and I used to be quite bad. Perhaps a Naturo could help with your allergies too?!
I used to be terrified of needles too (not low blood pressure/passing out bad though) until I needed vaccinations before a big holiday, then I just ‘had’ to get over it. I even started donating blood just before TTC – but gave it up when I told them we were TTC and they said to keep my blood for my own purposes at this stage in my life All my nurses have been great when I tell them I’m nervous – they lie you down and keep an eye on you. You’ll be OK when you have to do it – i understand avoiding it until then though!!
@hamikay: Thanks for starting this thread. I think its time I join.
Cycles/months trying: This is our 7th actively, NTNTP since Feb. 12 though.
Current CD/DPO: CD18/2DPO
Chart (if you have one): http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/3e5d15/
Any known issues? Not as yet. DH is going for an SA on Tuesday, and I finally made an appointment with a OBGYN in the area, specialized in fertility as rumour has it. We’ll see.
Supplements/medications: Folic Acid, Mucinex, B6 and DH is on vitamins, and extra Vit E.
Next steps? See above, no real plans other than that.
For fun – do you have a furbaby? Details, please: Here’s bella, our family dog when she was just a puppy
@hamikay: I’m feeling a lot better today . I love my naturo too. I want to wait to see him until I have a few more charts and maybe some blood tests though because I only have $300/year naturo coverage with my insurance and I want to have as much to help him out as I can before I go. He helped me so much when I was little though. He had better not retire before I see him again. When/if I see him, I’ll have to talk to him about pregnancy and allergies and see what he can do for me.
It is time I join and introduce myself also.
Cycles/months trying: 8th cycle/9th month
Current CD/DPO: CD12
Chart (if you have one): I don’t know how to link it.
Any known issues? nothing known related to fertility. I have pretty regular cycles 29-32 days….I did have a random 40 day one, but my body was attempting to ovulate multiple times during a very high period off stress. I did have Graves, but am post RAI and my levels are great now. DH has a few issues, type 1 diabetes and hashimotos, but they are well controlled I went to my midwife after 6 months with some concerns and did not get too much help, just a pep talk. She also said ” with your history of Graves and ur husbands issues do u really want to pass all that on?” I was speechless and now feel that she is going to be of zero help. I have talked extensively with my Endocrinologist ( who also sees my husband) about the chances off passing these issues on and while the chance of T1 diabetes is higher when the father has it, she said there is no way to know who will feet it. His uncle with t1 diabetes has 2 kids neither of whom have it, but also neither of my husband’s parents have it. I want DH to get a SA, his GP wanted us to go to a fertility place that charges like 2 K for a consult. I am hoping our endo will just give us a lab slip for one. Ugh these people are pissing me off.
Supplements/medications: I am on my thyroid medication, prenatal vitamins. I took guafenisen last month during my fertile time. DH insulin dependent, on thyroid med, and a multivitamin. I think I will start us both on Maca root this month( we have had a few months were DH cant finish during the fertile time)
keep trying, keep charting, hopefully DH can get a SA soon.
For fun – do you have a furbaby?
I have a 100 lb lab mix, he’s the best!!
@august05: Oh man, I already don’t like your midwife! I’ve had people say that to me because I have so many (non-fertility related) medical issues and absolutely no one has the right to say things like that! Are you able to get a new midwife? And who do you chart through?
@hamikay: Is that a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel/Poodle mix? Ahhh OMG I want one. I have a Cavalier but I really think one day he needs a brother or sister, and I am so thinking of a a mix with a poodle or bichon. Yours is super adorable! Ok sorry, not meaning to threadjack or anything, but I sure do love seeing photos of adorable furbabies, so I will probably be thread stalking
@ScottishMrs: it’s a group of midwives and I really liked the other one I saw, so I’m just hoping to avoid HER. If I go in again for fertility stuff and don’t like what I hear I’ll change. For now, I’m just trying to be patient ( I think that’s the life lesson I don’t seem to be getting.)
i use the fertilityfriend app on the iPad.
i hope none of you ladies are TTC for as long as i was. just stopping in to wish you all the best! xxo
@hamikay: thank you for reviving this thread! Charli is so freaking cute!
@picturemeurs: Bella is freaking adorable!! I praying DH’s SA comes back amazing!
@wifegoodman: I love when you pop in. I am so freaking happy for you! I hope we all get to join you soon.
Guess I’ll hope right on in!
Cycles/months trying: 13 cycles/2nd on Clomid 50mg
Current CD/DPO: CD26/11DPO not testing until the 8th
Chart (if you have one): I don’t chart due to DH’s and my crazy sleeping habits. my RE keep pretty close tabs onmy cycle with blood work and U/s
Any known issues? LOOONNNGG annovulatory cycles. I also had a block tube but we cleaning that out with a lap late last year.
Supplements/medications: Clomid 50 mg, mucinex, lovenox,we added a trigger shot this cycle, progesterone and prenatal vitamins.
Next steps? well i think we will do one more cycles of Clomid, maybe up it to 100mg with a trigger shot… I am really leaning towards just doing an IUI.
For fun – do you have a furbaby? Details, please:
i have a fur baby Zina and a real baby boy Jaylin. Zina is almosy 8 mths and Jaylin is 7 years old. They are best buds and terrorize me and DH constantly lol. the First pick is me and Jaylin at new years eve and the second is Princess Zina being cute as always. Sorry so big!
Sorry Zina’s didnt add on my first post. But here she is!