(Closed) 6+ Month TTC Thread – Part 32

posted 5 years ago in TTC
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Boy #1 12/2015, boy #2 02/2018

mkat37:  Thanks for starting the new thread! I’ll roll call later 🙂

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

mkat37:  Thanks for starting this thread!  I’m holding out to roll call for now – we’ll see how the next few days go.  Where are you planning on zip lining in Mexico?  We went to Explor a few years back and had fun doing it, but for some of the zip lines, there is a weight restriction where sometimes two women had to go together because they were too light and the zip would be too slow.  Depending on your DH’s size, you could go with him if need be.  Luckily, we were there with another couple so us girls were able to bunk on one line (and it’s safe, they give you two sets of handles and whatnot).  Just something to consider depending on your and your DH’s size! 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Age: 31/DH is 32 (he’ll be 33 next week)

Cycles TTC: I think we’re on 11 now, I can’t remember anymore.

CD/DPO/POAS date: CD6 

TTC Plan: I gave up on charting this month. The only thing it’s really great for me is that I know exactly when to expect AF. I’ll use the last of my OPKs this month (not reordering more). BD EOD. Prenatals, red raspberry leaf, vitamin B6, vitamin C, COQ10 (I think that’s it)

Known Issues: Nothing so far. But we haven’t started any testing.  I do have slightly longer cycles than average.

Link to Chart (if you care to share!):  http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/vanike

For fun: What is one item on your bucket list? Traveling to each continent, I’m not doing great so far but I sure enjoy the travels.

 

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

mkat37:  Thanks for starting a new thread.  I’ll roll call in about 20ish days, when I’m officially TTC again!  Your bucket list sounds fun! 

 

 

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pinkfaerie:  I hope you won’t need to roll call!

<br />An update for me, we had our specialist appointment yesterday and it went okay, I guess. He seemed pretty hopeful. Darling Husband left feeling good about everything (he’s not the one having to do all the testing). I just felt overwhelmed.

Dr. wants to check my ovarian reserve, which needs to be done CD2-4 (yesterday was CD5 so we have to wait until next cycle). I’ve been dreading that test because I worry that they’ll say there’s not much in there.

Then he ordered a bunch of blood work (which again he wants done CD2-4). He’s checking chromosomes for translocations (given my mom’s extreme miscarriage history). He’s checking for measles, mumps, rubella, chicken box immunities (because it’s something they’ll need to know anyway). He’s check for cystic fibrosis (not sure why). He’s check all hormone levels. He’s checking prolactin levels. He’s checking for PCOS (but I don’t think I have that). He’s checking my thyroid again because although the numbers were normal, they were on the high side of normal. I think that’s everything.

Every check mark he put on the labcorp machine I saw it like this “$” since my insurance only covers 50%. Then I realized that my work tested for the measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox immunities. So I grabbed those records from employee health today, so that’s less testing. I have an appointment with my primary on Friday morning, and my coworker suggested asking if he can order any of those labs so that way maybe the insurance will cover it. So I’m going to talk to him about that.

The doctor basically said that he thinks the problem lies in that my egg matruity and hormone levels aren’t syncing up properly. So either my egg is released too soon or too late and my hormone levels aren’t where they’re supposed to be for successful fertilization/pregnancy. He said of course, the charts tell us I ovulated but nothing about actual hormone levels. He said it’s great that my period, in terms of flow has normalized some but he’s not liking that my period is only like 2 days (so again something with hormones). Of course, he won’t know any of this for sure until we do all that bloodwork. And it won’t be until we get the bloodwork done that we’ll know what kinds of treatment we’re looking at. I think he wants to lean toward Clomid, but again won’t make any decision until we get the bloodwork done.

So I’m awaiting CD2-4. If everything goes according to FF plan I’ll have CD2 off of work and I could easily go in for the bloodwork and ultrasound. But we know, FF isn’t always right. And without me charting/knowing ovulation it truly is a waiting game.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

vanike: So happy you have a plan in place and your doctor is testing you.  Hoping your costs won’t be too high and it’s definitely good that some of it was already tested through work!

Cross-posting this from the Charters thread:

What a frustrating morning!  I finally got through to the doctor’s office after 30 minutes of busy signal.  The receptionish started off by saying that I’ll need another test next week, so I thought that there was some sort of issue with the test, but it was a faint positive!!!  The blood test version of a squinter!!!  My beta hCG levels are 18 at 11DPO and my progesterone was high as well.  She suggested I get a blood test again next Tuesday/Wednesday to confirm my numbers are increasing and it’s not a CP.  I’m going to test again on Saturday morning with a FRER and wrap the FRER in a onesie of DH’s favourite sports team to surprise him!  I’m a little taken aback that she’s already mentioning CPs, but I guess it is early to test and conclude safely and she just wanted me to be prepared.  But YAY – I found out as I was driving and started to tear up.  I had to pinch myself as well.  So happy to finally get a positive test result in my 15th month trying so I know that it is possible for us!  Thanks so much for all your support and I’ll definitely be sticking around for!  I’ll post my POAS on the wknd – FX it’s a sticky bean and I’ll have some dark lines by Saturday at 15DPO.

  

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

pinkfaerie:  Yay! Fingers crossed for you!

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Boy #1 12/2015, boy #2 02/2018

Roll Call!

Age: 29 almost 30!

Cycles TTC: TTC since January 2014. We have been actively TTC for 8 cycles (10 months).

CD/DPO/POAS date: CD5, POAS TBD

TTC Plan: I will start taking OPKs from CD14 and temping as well. If I don’t get any EWCM by CD18 we’ll start doing HIs EOD until O is confirmed; otherwise, I will start HIs as soon as I see EWCM EOD. I almost never ovulate before CD15, so I should be ok just taking OPKs and keeping track of my temps. I would definitely do more than one HIs when I get +OPK. I hate that I plan so much, and things don’t work out. We’ll see. I hope Darling Husband cooperates this FW because I really want a November baby.

Known Issues: Long irregular cycles and perfomance issues on DH’s side. Possible PCOS, not yet confirmed. We have a hard time synchronizing our bodies and have missed all of my FWs since starting TTC.

Link to Chart (if you care to share!): http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/candy11

For fun: What is one item on your bucket list?

Before having a baby, we would like to reduce our debt. Also, another goal I have is to go back to my wedding weight. I am continuously working to achieve that.  🙂

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

vanike:  It sounds like you had a productive appointment.  Hopefully you can get the help that you need, and it wouldn’t cost too much! 

 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Blarg, just a quick vent. We attended the wedding of some friends in September 2014. We knew they’d start TTC right away as she’s 40. They just announced she’s 3 months pregnant. How can it be soooo easy for some people? It just doesn’t seem fair sometimes. They know we’ve been trying and they asked if it happened yet. And her suggestion was OPKs. Thanks. /vent over.

That being said, I am happy and excited for them because it’s something they really wanted. I’m looking forward to another cycle and hoping I won’t have to end up doing any of those blood tests, but even if I do I’m looking forward to when I see those double lines sometime this year.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

vanike:  Amen to the ‘How can it be so easy for some people’!  

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