- 8 years ago
- Wedding: September 2011
@lovemygsp: OMG, I think I love your puppies!!! How cute!!
@lovemygsp: OMG, I think I love your puppies!!! How cute!!
@HopefulForLittleOne: I am sorry 🙁 I can only imagine how frustrating this might be 🙁 (((HUGS)))
AFM; I seriously need one of you or all of you to kick me in the head! lol I really thought my doctor said, yesterday, that i had no follies ready/maturing and that my medication had to be increased, but when my nurse called me yesterday to give my instructions and my blood work results, i was told that my estrogen levels went from 50 to 300 and that i have too many follies growing, so they have to decrease my medication, which they did, and that now they have to watch me closely. This is what happens when appointments are so early, I am half sleep and hearing things that arent! AHHHH!!! Anyway, i decreased my Follistim last night and today i went for another ultrasound and more blood work. The doctor says i have 6 in my left side and 2 in my right side. I have to go back again tomorrow for more monitoring. She said these are too many follies and now she wants to keep an eye !!! In the meantime I keep DB’ing until i am ready for my trigger shot! YAY!!!
@lovemygsp: Your post gave me the warm fuzzies. We’d be so lost without our furry boy. I’ve already wanted another one, and your post just made me want another one NOW! 🙂 I’d love to foster for the rescue group that saved our baby. But that can’t happen with our current work schedule given the special needs of just-rescued mill dogs (I took time off when we brought D home, and DH was working a different schedule back then). Perhaps if I’m ever in the position to take an extended maternity leave and feel like I could also handle another pup, I’d foster (though I don’t think they’d give us another dog when we had a baby– I don’t think we’d be able to adopt again until our child is at least 5 or so, and that makes me really sad). D’s breed is a great apartment dog so any dog that we fostered would be adopted quickly in NYC, though I’m pretty sure it would be a foster failure and we’d keep him/her 🙂
Based on the lab tests, it looks like you have not ovulated yet. The progesterone is still low at 0.1 so definitely we are not close to it. The LH level is also low at 5.1 (normally, it rises to above 20 around the time of the surge). The estradiol is also relatively low around 82. A dominant follicle near the time of ovulation makes about 250-350 of estradiol. It looks like we are still in the resting phase of the cycle and what I saw on the left ovary is probably just a remnant of a follicle from the IVF cycle. I think the best explanation for this is in part the IVF stimulation and in part the delestrogen. Usually IVF stimulation can delay ovulation in the following cycle. However, it is usually a matter of about 1 week. Hence I would not have been surprised if ovulation did not occur until day 21 or so. We are obviously beyond that and the ovarian follicular activity seems to be relatively low. THe delestrogen can linger a bit longer in your system and the metabolism can vary a bit more from person to person. My guess is that the residual delestrogen in your body probably further inhibited the follicles from getting to ovulation in this cycle. At this stage, the estradiol has washed out and hopefully your body will start moving forward with a new follicle. However, it is still a bit hard to predict exactly when it will happen.
@HopefulForLittleOne: Oh my! I just love how much info your RE gave you. Its so good that he broke down everything, so that you can see where you are standing right now. Although, like i said, it must be frustrating, I will pray that in a week or less your ovaries start cooperating!!!! Come on OVARIES!!!!
@Yellow.Clover: Recommended I come over and join this board so, here I am! 🙂 Thanks for the invite!
Cycle Day and TTC since/Cycles trying: CD 1. TTC since December 2009 – although that was more like NTNP. I have PCOS with wildly unpredictable cycles. We were definitely not preventing and were hoping and praying something would happen on its own.
Age (if you care to share): 34
Issues if any: I have PCOS
Charting? (share your chart if you like): <a href=”http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/454420″>My Ovulation Chart</a>
Estimated next POAS date: Sometime around August 31st. Once I O this month, I’ll confirm the date.
How are you going after you BFP: Clomid. I’ve done two rounds of 50 mg, getting ready to start my third round. This time at 100 mg.
Your plans for the tww: Not POAS till 16 DPO (when AF is officially late). Now that my cycles are regular because of clomid, I’m so new to this whole TWW thing! The last two cycles I’ve driven myself batty with POAS. This time I am going to try to focus on other things as hard as it is.
What makes you smile? the ocean, sweater weather and lazy footbal Sunday afternoons
What is your typical Saturday like? My husband goes out for his marathon training runs and I go for a nice walk. Afterwards I make us breakfast sandwiches for lunch and then we spend the afternoon working on projects around the house. In the evening we do something fun just the two of us or with friends.
Favorite meal? Any meal with a view of the water! But, if I’m going to choose what I’m eating steak, fresh vegetables and a chocolate dessert.
@PumpkinSpiceChai: Welcome!! So glad you joined us 🙂
Your story sounds very similar to mine. We started NTNP in May 2009 and I’ve been diagnosed with PCOS for probably 11 or 12 years? I knew it would take some time getting our BFP, but of course deep down I hoped it would happen in our NTNP phase.
I’ve got my FX that the increase to 100mg of Clomid does the trick for you this cycle!
“sweater weather and lazy footbal Sunday afternoons” – YES, YES, YES, YES!!! Now that just made me smile 🙂 Can’t wait! You Saturdays sound perfectly wonderful as well.
Hope your stay with us is short and sweet! 🙂 *hugs*
@HopefulForLittleOne: Wow…what a great RE for that email! It’s hard for me to get answers from the nurses since not all speak English. I do have to say that after my last IVF cycle, I did NOT use OPKs since we went on a trip. I never felt O but it could have been since I was so relaxed. I wonder too if the lack of O has to do with the meds they put us on.
AFM, my RE told me yesterday that I ONLY have 4 follies that are maturing well. I have another appt. (with a different RE and I hope his English is good) tomorrow morning to schedule (hopefully) the ER. The RE told me that the nasal spray is part of the long protocal and is the equivalent to the second shot I was taking in order to O….we’ll see how that’s going.
I have been exhausted lately (meds) but also with all the other stuff…DH has been so good at just letting me take naps when I need them. He finally opened up to me last night about this TTC and I’ve never seen him cry so much. He wants kids so bad that he doesn’t want to get his hopes up on it. His brother sent us pics of his baby girl twins (4 months) and the look on DH’s face was pure joy….
Thank you so much ladies! You girls really make the difference for me right right now, we are having some trouble right now and are justv trying to hang in there, I’m so proud of my husband that he hasn’t lost it yet! And I’m so proud that he doesn’t let all the all the drama affect us! My SIL is moving way out of line right now and it is hurting the whole family.
But I need to stop letting her bring me down
@MrsR4ever: My problem is, that I’m completely off my circle, it does what it wants, and so does AF, it’s been 2 days and AF came and went! I don’t know, do you know anything else I could do?
Oh and I forgot it’s hubbys birthday tomorrow, so I’m planning something little and I’m trying out this new cake, I hope I’m not going to mess it up lol
So this is a weirdly hard post to write. I got a BFP today. I had a squinter yesterday and went in for BW, hcg was at 5. I feel guilty about showing up on this forum for a week and then graduating. I really didn’t think I had a chance this month though as I don’t have any of the symptoms I had last month with the MC. I will of course continue stalking all you wonderful gals. I really think its about time for another 1+ grad. Winking in someone’s direction. …..
@HopefulForLittleOne: You could always contact the rescue and see if they need any help with less time consuming things like website/facebook or transporting dogs. Heck even just donating money helps tremendously! You are such a good doggy mom that I just know you are going to be a fantastic human mom! Now tell your body to stop being silly and get its act together and O already! Silly body!
Hey Everyone! I went to the RE last week and had a HSG done the same day, as well as got blood drawn to test to see how/where my eggs are. HSG was clear (which I thought I knew since I had a Sonohysterogram a month or two ago) so I’m waiting to hear back on my eggs.
The doctor said we’ll try two rounds of IUIs and then get moving to IVF. However, my insurance doesn’t cover IVF and we don’t have an extra $10K – so that won’t be our next step in the near future.
I’m trying to take it day by day, still praying and hoping that it’ll all happen without us having to save up $10K for just one round.
I hope things are going better for all of you. I know this is a draining experience, and it’s hard not to let it consume all of your thoughts. 🙁 I’m trying to enjoy things I can do while not pregnant – wine, goat cheese, coffee, etc. Trying to pay off some student loans so when we do get blessed with a baby we won’t have to worry about money or a budget!
@texasbee: So happy life is turning around for you and your DH. Good luck with this round of IVF, I am glad you are sticking around. Sometimes I think we forget how hard TTC and the longing to be parents can effect our DH’s, it is so nice and reassuring when they open up to us. Sometimes that is all I need to hear from DH to carry on.
AFM Tomorrow is DH’s Birthday (Happy Birthday to your husband
@PumpkinSpiceChai: Welcome! These ladies are just wonderful. Hopefully your stay is short, dear!:)
AFM; I am finally triggering tonight YAY!!!! I went for another U/S and B/W today and the doctor said that I have three matured follies. Obviously the chances of all three releasing an egg are very rare, but I girl can dream, right?! haha … I am scheduled for my IUI tomorrow and Friday. I already told my boss and he is on board, so he gave the day off tomorrow and Friday is a half day! YIPEEE!!!!
Good morning, ladies! I have a question for those of you who have had experience with medicine or other treatments during your TTC journey.
I am getting ready to start my 3rd round of Clomid. I’ve been on 50 mg so far and this time they are upping my does to 100 mg. While the side effects haven’t been scary, it hasn’t been a walk in the park either. For about two weeks (the 5 days I’m on clomid & about a week after) I struggle with mood swings, hot flashes including night sweats, exhaustion and generally feeling like crap. Now that they are upping my dose, I’m not sure what to expect!
The first two cycles, I just went about life like usual. However, towards the end of last cycle I started wondering if I shouldn’t make things easier for myself and plan a lighter schedule for the two weeks I’m going to be feeling yucky. My thoughts are to get some house projects done ahead of time, for dinners make large portions so we can have leftovers other nights or plan simple meals or get take out, etc. The idea is keep a simple schedule so I can have time to rest and exercise because exercise helps even me out and feel better.
What do you think? Am I being a big wimp about this or being realistic? Please give it to me straight because I know some of you ladies are going through much more rigorous stuff than Clomid.
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