Post # 572
- Wedding: May 2011 - Vandiver Inn
@Wispy: Hey, I just wanted to pop back in to tell you not to worry about that saline sonogram. It was mildly uncomfortable when they were injecting the saline, but otherwise it was no big deal. I was a little bloated afterwards but the whole thing only took like 5 minutes and it was really nothing. You’re going to be just fine.
Post # 573
@cafegirl: Thank you so much. I appreciate the prayers more than you’ll ever know!
Thanks, hun. I feel a bit better after that group hug. 🙂
Post # 574
@elchalten: You’re a sweetheart!! Thanks so much for the hugs. I know tomorrow will be a better day.
@SapphireSun: @elchalten: Although I’ve missed both of you, don’t feel bad from distancing yourselves from the boards (or this thread) for a while. Stepping back for a while has really helped me balance out my emotions before when I’ve gone through a rough patch/particularly bad month. You have to do what feels right for YOU. ((Hugs))
Thanks for the hugs too, lady! A 1 Year + TTC thread is a fantastic idea – don’t worry, I won’t abandon this one either.
Post # 575
@Mrs. Lox: oh I’m glad it went ok!!! Did they tell you anything??
Super huge ((((((HUGS)))))) to our whole 6mth+ family!!!!! We need some good news!
Post # 576
Yeah… See now I went and brain farted all over the thread. It totally wasnt my intention to be all like “hey, newbies, I don’t wanna talk to you”. Gah… Will write a bettercar after post once I’m home and not typing on my phone.
Post # 577
@SapphireSun: I certainly didn’t take it like that. I completely understood. And thank you for saying “brain farted all over the thread”…I can’t get that mental image out of my head.
Post # 578
- Wedding: May 2011 - Vandiver Inn
@Wispy: They told me during the sono that my uterus looks normal. And then my nurse coordinator called again after the procedure to tell me the same thing. They were basically just trying to get a good look at the layout of the land in there so they know what they’re doing at embryo transfer time. So, mission accomplished I suppose!
Post # 579
- Wedding: July 2010 - Catholic Church & The Engine Room at Georgetown Studios
@MrsFarmer: Awe girl, big hugs! keeping you in my prayers. Its such a rollercoaster some time. My husband aslo gets sad when I get down- he wants me to be more positive too. I am really trying. Hang in there.
Post # 580
So I introduced myself a while ago and then disappeared. I really need to be more active here. I read it almost every day. I am on CD 2 of cycle 10…wow, I can’t believe I’m already at 10!
I think that this past week has been hard on a lot of people and a lot of HUGS are needed for this thread. My sister-in-law announced that she is pregnant the same day that I got a BFN. I am really excited for her (they had been trying for 4 years with 3 failed rounds of IVF and then got pregnant naturally), but it was just bad timing. It didn’t help that she keeps telling me that I haven’t been trying very long so I shouldn’t be concerned yet. I feel that it doesn’t matter if you’ve been trying for 3 months or 5 years, it’s still hard when you see that negative!
A question for everyone, has your husband done anything to help his swimmers? We haven’t gotten a SA yet (that is next month’s fun) but I was wondering if your husbands have been eating anything different or taking any supplements to help the sperm.
Post # 581
@funnybunny: Welcome! Huge ((HUGS)). It is always hard to hear that someone is pg, especially when you have been trying for a while also. It is amazing how emotional this whole process can make a person. I hope you have a short, positive stay!!!
Ok, that is good to hear! I am getting checked for fibroids. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that there aren’t any taking up residence where a baby should be! lol I am also crossing my fingers that I don’t O tomorrow (which is my typical O day). Best of luck on the next stage of your journey!
Post # 582
@ChuckNorris: @Mrs. Lox:
@hellorebecca – I really hope none of you feel like my little rant this morning was directed at any of you personally. I really am just tired and cranky with the whole process. A big welcome to you all 🙂
@cafegirl: @Yellow.Clover: @elchalten: @MrsFarmer:
I have a little bit of tears in my eyes reading your guys’ comments. This is so what keeps me coming back here; always such support even when I’m throwing temper tantrums and going all me me me over here. I really do think it’s just a combination of feeling like I threw everything at the kitchen sink at this issue last month, and that I desperately wanted to be “normal” and conceive in under a year that’s got me in a total funk. Not too toot my own horn, but I am NOT used to not being able to accomplish things I want. I’m so glad I have all you ladies to commiserate with.
Glad if anything came out of my word vomit it put a little pressure on you to post more! Welcome back 🙂 I really DO want to get to know the new ladies.
Ok, confession time for everybody: Tell me your funniest “guilty” confession that long term TTC has caused. I’ll go first. I secretly LOOOOOOVE it when people give their kids names I hate, and will vote for the “worst” ones in some of the polls on here, because I feel like the more people that give their kids “bad” names… the better chance of there being “good” ones left by the time I actually name my own kid. Even better if it’s someone I actually kinda know. Every Ca$h and Neveah out there is one less chance my kid is going to become “greatname J.” in kindergarten.
Post # 583
- Wedding: May 2011 - Vandiver Inn
@SapphireSun: Awwww, I didn’t take it personally hon. Besides, while I haven’t ever posted in here with any regularity, I’ve poked my head in a couple of times over the past probably 7 months or so. The only reason I haven’t been a more regular face is that I’ve been panicked at the thought of being open about what’s going on. I just finally pulled my head out of my butt and realized we all need each other and I should stop being such a dork about it. 😉
As for guilty pleasures? I admit I’m also one who celebrates every time someone’s baby does NOT get one of the names we were considering. One of the sad things about having kids after all of your friends (I’m 34 about to be 35 by the way) is that instead of a list of things you *can* name your hypothetical someday child, you have a list of things you *can’t* name them. So yeah, I consider it a secret little victory every time someone else doesn’t name their child one of the things we are thinking of!
Post # 584
Because you are ALL so FREAKING awesome, can just say one big all-inclusive THANK YOU for all my virtual hugs after my last post?!! You are all amazing, and this is the most supportive place I could ever ask for.
And I also need to send big hugs to everyone else who is struggling right now – seems to be lots of us. Didn’t see if you’d started the 1 year+ thread, but think that it is a lovely idea. I have another month or so to go (if i count back to when we ditched BC, 4 months if I count since ‘actively trying’) – but might ease the pain of another failed month and hitting the anniversary if there is something to join.
@SapphireSun: I love the ‘guilty secret’ confession idea. And you’ve already claimed one of mine – bad names. I might have shared this story here before, but a FB friend of mine got accidentally knocked up, and named her baby girl “Chance Naveah”. I mean, really – chance??? want to give her any more of a hint that she was a mistake??!! And then she calls her “Miss Chance” (mischance MEANS mistake). Plus the whole Naveah thing is made even funnier by the fact that she MISPELLED it – bahahaha…. Makes it easier everytime she photobombs her wall with baby photos 🙂
OK, so my real guilty confession is a doozy… in fact i’m not sure if I can even type it… ok, i secretly breathe a sigh of relief when the first-timers don’t get a BFP. I mean of course I commiserate, but i’m just a little bit relieved all the same. I’m a terrible person, aren’t I!!?
Post # 585
@elchalten: oh, i meant to reply about your OPKs – i don’t know if this is relevant, but I wonder if it’s a bit like my multiple OPKs this month (5 days in a row). I’ve never used smiley face ones, but I wonder what they would have shown on all of the days of positives, or just the final one??
Post # 586
@Mrs. Lox: Glad to hear everything is all good in there! FX for a successful IVF!
10 was a BIG number for me too, guess it’s because I hit double digits and realized I was that much closer to 12. Wow, PG announcement after a BFN, I’m so sorry. Big HUGS. Any PG announcement is hard, but I’m sure that has to be worse.
To answer your question, DH is getting is swimmers tested next month also, but he’s been taking a One A Day supplement that promotes male fertility. Not sure how well it works as he’s never been tested, but I figured it couldn’t hurt! Best of luck to you.
Love it! Guilty pleasures….Hmmm…Well, I can’t really think of any, except for the fact that there’s two close friends/relatives whom I feel are TTC. And every month that goes by and I don’t hear about a bfp, I get excited. Bad. I know. I kinda feel like, maybe if I just let go, and not worry about anyone else, maybe Karma will be nice to me and allow me my bfp.
By The Way – I love the whole falsely liking a name in the polls. That’s way too funny!! Every time I see someone liking a horrible name, I’m going to think – That must be Sapphire!! : )
Best of luck to you today! FX everything comes out perfect.
Well, after my hopes being so down yesterday, damn if I don’t have them back up today. Why, why, why? I trying to keep telling myself, you’re not pregnant, you’re NOT! But every little weird thing I feel down there makes me go “Hmmm???” I just need to test and get it over with.