Post # 1
Moving on to Part 4!
We had so many great BFP’s in Part 3 — here’s hoping for many more in Part 4! But regardless of what the pee sticks tell us, I know Part 4 will continue to provide friendship, support, and hope for us all.
Post # 3
Figured we should get started with a little roll call!
Here’s a template:
Cycle Day and TTC since/Cycles trying:
Age (if you care to share):
Issues if any:
Charting? (share your chart if you like):
Estimated next POAS date:
How are you going after you BFP:
Just for fun…any special holiday plans or traditions you’d like to share?:
Cycle Day and TTC since/Cycles trying: CD7; TTC since Jan 2012 / I believe this is our 12th or 13th cycle trying (lost track!)
Age (if you care to share): 32 (DH is also 32)
Issues if any: Him: very poor sperm count, motility, and morphology. Darling Husband varicocele now post-repair (no impact). Our chances of conceiving without IVF are slim to none. Me: short LP, uterine septum now post-hysteroscopic repair
Charting? (share your chart if you like): I was…but I’ve stopped this month.
Estimated next POAS date: End of Jan!
How are you going after you BFP: We’re starting our first round of IVF with ICSI Dec 29!
Just for fun…any special holiday plans or traditions you’d like to share?: We always visit 3 different cities around the holidays to see families. We **love** Christmas. Usually we have an annual Christmas party with mulled wine, 5 different types of cookies we make, etc. though this year Darling Husband has been working in Canada so we couldn’t. He just got home though so I’m out for today! 🙂
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Cycle Day and TTC since/Cycles trying: cd20. Since 2010. Idk how many cycles. I have insane cycles. Ranging 30-150 days.
Age (if you care to share): 25
Issues if any: PCOS. And I am on clomid to force my body to ovulate. Woohoo!
Charting? (share your chart if you like): Just started charting about 6 or 7 months ago. Pretty fun. I started bbt about 3-4 months ago. But couldn’t do it last month due to my winter flu/cold/bug since it would have been worthless. I use iPeriod On my iPhone so sorry no available chart to view. I’m not a fan of fertility friend. (-:
Estimated next POAS date: I guess December 25th. but I’m having issues with the O this month. Idk if it actually happened or not. So I guess I’m still waiting on that. ?
How are you going after you BFP: clomid, healthy diet, charting, Opks (-:
Just for fun…any special holiday plans or traditions you’d like to share?: no traditions yet. But I’m done with all my Christmas shopping!!!! Yay!!!
Post # 5
Still stalking you ladies! Commenting to keep track of ya’ll!
Post # 6
@nyckitten: thanks for starting us off with that beautiful quote – i look forward to reading it each time I log in 🙂
So excited for your upcoming IVF – hope you have some great news for us soon!
@LEwife543: wow, December 25th would be a crazy POAS date!! would you actually test on the day, or do a day early or late?
@SapphireSun: thanks lady!!
Cycle Day and TTC since/Cycles trying: CD3 (i need a choice on FF higher than “heavy” today) – TTC since Oct 2011
Age (if you care to share): 30 (Hubby 31)
Issues if any: Irregular cycles (28-47 days) – no answers yet, hormones were whacky but Naturo seems to having an effect there. Hubby has IBS and we think that affected sperm Mot and Morph, but have now got back normal follow-up results.
Charting? (share your chart if you like): http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/hamikay
Estimated next POAS date: Jan 16th or so (*IF* I can ovulate pre-CD20 for 3 months in a row – this is unheard of for me, and will prove that my Naturo is a miracle worker)
How are you going after your BFP: Having sex, mostly 😉 And – herbal remedy with Vitex from Naturo, pretty standard supplements, low dairy and low gluten diet, gentle exercise. And crossed fingers 🙂
Just for fun…any special holiday plans or traditions you’d like to share?: We stay at my parents place on Christmas Eve (even though we live less than 5 mins away) to watch the carols together and then wake up and open presents together, then we drive 3 hours to hubby’s family to have Christmas lunch with them. We’ll stay down there until the new year.
Post # 7
Like SapphireSun, just posting to check in on you guys! Hope this thread is a great one for lots of you!
Post # 8
I just wanted to say good luck to all of you ladies and I hope you get your miracle babies soon!
I stopped TTC last month (after 13 unsuccessful cycles and a known infertility factor) and I feel a little lost already!
Post # 9
@nyckitten: So exciting!! Wishing you all the best! FX for a successful and easy IVF cycle.
And thank you for the new thread, love the quote!
@lonsk: Oh goodness, I’m so sorry about the test issue. How crappy. Prayers that this cycle is the one. Hugs.
@hamikay: So sorry AF showed and it was really heavy. I think your naturo is a miracle worker indeed!! Prayers for you as well that this cycle is the one. Hugs.
Our Christmas schedules sound like they will be very similar! Enjoy!
@LEwife543: For an entire year, I was “regular” with my cycles. The last two have been long. The cycle prior to last I O’d at CD44, last cycle I O’d at CD30, so yes, it’s possible. Good luck, crossing my fingers that you O very, very soon!
@SapphireSun: @redsmarties: Hi ladies!! Hope you are doing well!! XOXOX
@givemecouture: I’m so sorry!! HUGS
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Cycle Day and TTC since/Cycles trying: CD 9, NTNP since May 2009, TTC since Sept. 2011. This is our 14th cycle trying.
Age (if you care to share): I’m 30 and hubby is 28
Issues if any: I have PCOS, hubby’s SA came back good. I have suspected endo, but it has not been confirmed. I had an HSG last cycle to clear out the “cob-webs.”
Charting? (share your chart if you like): http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/yellowclover
Estimated next POAS date: I’m hoping that my body will cooperate this cycle and I will actually O early or around my normal Clomid time of CD20 and I will POAS on 1/12.
How are you going after you BFP: This cycle I’m doing another round of Clomid (4th round), Pregnitude, OPKs, charting, b-complex, hot lemon water, Vit C, AP, and bromelain.
We will be at his parents house for the week of Christmas when I should O. So, FX the change of scenery and Santa Claus will bring us our bfp! ; )
Just for fun…any special holiday plans or traditions you’d like to share?: Since we are currently living with my parents while trying to find our perfect home, we will be at my parents Christmas eve and wake up Christmas morning and exchange gifts. We will then drive to my Uncle’s house and have a Christmas exchange there and then drive 3 hours south to visit hubby’s family. They have no idea we are arriving Christmas night, they are expecting us on the 28th. So it should be a great surprise!! 🙂
Post # 11
- Wedding: May 2011 - Vandiver Inn
@nyckitten: Just wanted to let you know I’m here if you need anything. You probably already know we went through IVF + ICSI, but I just wanted to put that out there. I’ll be cheering you on from the sidelines. 😉
Post # 12
Glad people are liking the quote! Thanks everyone who has wished me well for IVF 1.
@SapphireSun: @redsmarties: Thanks for stalking and supporting! 🙂
@Mrs. Lox: Thanks! So nice of you! I actually think about you guys a lot…gives me hope that IVF 1 might work!
@LEwife543: Congrats on being done Christmas shopping! I hope you get to POAS Dec 25!
@givemecouture: Thanks for the luck. I’m sorry to hear about your struggles. Wishing you peace.
@hamikay: “Having sex, mostly.” Hehe. 🙂
@Yellow.Clover: Sounds like a fun xmas! I also hope Santa brings you a BFP. Just curious…what does hot lemon water do?
Apologies if I missed anyone! Hope everyone survived Monday.
I’m going to be out of touch for a while because I’m going to be at a job interview all day tomorrow, and then Darling Husband and I start our holiday travels Wednesday, but will try to at least follow along on my iphone and post when I can. I will probably need it because family can be stressful sometimes! (at one point DH’s mom actually said she thought it was good we were infertile because it was “too soon” for us to have babies! Umm…at 32 and having been married more than a year??).
Post # 13
Just wanted to kind of ditto Lox and say if anyone needs sympathy/advice about clomid/femara/inject + IUI cycles, I’m your girl.
Post # 14
I’m just adding a link back to our old thread in case anyone wants to check back sometime!
@nyckitten: Thank you for starting a new thread with such a positive little message and pictures! ♥ Crossing everything for your upcoming cycle in January–how exciting!!!! I love Christmas too! Darling Husband used to be kind of “ba-humbug!” about it, but I’m slowly bringing him around. 😉
@SapphireSun: & @redsmarties: & @bunny: & @Mrs. Lox: Thanks for popping by! I hope your pregnancies are all treating you well. 🙂
@givemecouture: I’m so sorry for your struggles. I wish you peace as you discontinue TTC. That would be very hard. ((Hugs))
@LEwife543: Good job on the shopping! I really hope your body cooperates and gives you an O soon!
@lonsk: I am outraged for you at that stupid test. 🙁 I’m so sorry for AF, girlie. Hang in there. xoxo
@hamikay: Fx for another regular (early) O for you this time around! We go and stay at my parent’s house on Christmas Eve too and they only live 20 minutes away. 🙂 It’s so much fun to wake up there and get up and open our stockings and presents in our pjs all together. 🙂
@Yellow.Clover: I hope Santa (and your 4th round of Clomid!) will bring you your BFP! You will have a busy Christmas, from the sounds of it, but I love the sweet surprise you are giving your in-laws by showing up early!
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@nyckitten: Good luck at your interview! And I’m sorry for the insensitive comment from your Mother-In-Law. Who would ever tell someone that it’s “good you are infertile”!!!! Whoa. When you are resorting to IVF to get pg, that would just make my blood boil!!
Post # 16
@nyckitten: Oh my, that’s incredibly rude. I think people really just don’t think about the crap that comes out of their mouths sometimes.