Post # 602
So I am doing some catching up. Initially I started to feel a little down by reading how sad everyone was but I was so happy to reach page 15 and start to see some positivity! I love how everyone is able to support each other and pick each other up when we are struggling! Way too often women are catty to each other so it is so wonderful to have this place to vent, and love and support each other! I know I don’t post as often as I should/would like, its just that I don’t feel like I have anything worthy to contribute, so many of you other ladies have such beautiful, graceful words that I don’t feel mine would do justice.
AFM: CD15 and I finally got a high on the CBEFM, which is a little later then past cycles as I had been peaking CD16/17 hoping that means O will be a little later as really don’t want it to occur this weekend when we are staying with in-laws. Confession: I know things need to get done and I won’t let opportunity slip by but I am really struggling to get in the mood to BD right now
Still waiting for an appointment with the RE, thinking I should call to confirm they received the referral as they didn’t get the first one which delayed me a couple of months. Just really ready to start finding out what if anything is wrong and deal with it. Feel like at cycle 15 we have to get to the bottom of why we aren’t KU
@SapphireSun: Tee hee! I love this! I am also sooooo relieved when one of “my names isn’t used by someone else and they use one I dislike! My sister-in-law had her 6th in July – all have 3 names so I’ve been frustrated that they “take up” 18 names that could possibly used by meeee! – but was SUPER relieved I didn’t like any of the 3 names! how bad is that when its my own family and I’m rooting for names I don’t want – then again easier to still use a name I like when an aquaintence uses it rather then in the family.
Yikes! I feel so guilty, I was reading along and kept seeing your avatar/name and it made me hungry! so I stopped in the middle and got me some loxs on a bagel!
Oh my goodness! good for you for speaking up! Good Luck Lady!
Post # 603
Ok, first of all, I just want to say how much happiness and joy was radiating from this thread today. 🙂 🙂 Way to spread the love, ladies!
@SapphireSun: Bahahaha, I just re-read your comment yesterday about “brain farting all over the thread.” I must be in a funny kind of mood, BAHAHAHA! So glad what you also described as “word vomit” brought you back out of the woodworks. 🙂 Your guilty confessions are cracking me up too!! I rarely venture into the name polls–that is TOO funny that you vote for the “wrong” names. LOL
My guilty confession that long time TTC has brought out is too mean to post. I would feel horrible if any of the pg ladies saw it, so I will keep it to myself.
SUPER DUPER happy to see you here too, lady! I’ve missed you being around.
Good job for speaking up! Your doctor sounds great that he was so willing to change up the plans at the last minute. 🙂
Post # 604
@lonsk: You are so right. “I love how everyone is able to support each other and pick each other up when we are struggling! Way too often women are catty to each other so it is so wonderful to have this place to vent, and love and support each other!” This is a great place to be and a great bunch of women!
Please don’t ever feel like you can’t contribute! I always think that everyone else comes across much better than me with their words, so you’re not alone in that.
18 names!!! That’s totally not fair of your sister to take up that many! Thank goodness it’s your sister, right? My sister has four and each of them has 3 names too, so I get where you’re coming from! To be honest, I’m pretty ‘meh’ about most of their kids’ names so it definitely won’t be a problem when we need to start picking names. 🙂
Good luck with the RE! We are moving onto testing too, hopefully soon!
Post # 605
@cafegirl: totally understand how you feel about your friend, and I’m sure that you will be thrilled for her when she gets pregnant too (even if you have a cry at home later) – we are complex beings like that 🙂
post a link to your chart – i wanna stalk you!! i guess i could probably find one in the charters thread… FX crossed for you!
have your OPKs worked themselves out?? I’d never had a strange reading before either – finally understood why so many people complain about them.
haha – totally share your same guilty secret 🙂 and i’m terrified that if we do end up with an uggo, we won’t get out “parent goggles” and we’ll KNOW that its ugly!! that will be our karma for laughing at other people’s babies 🙂
i’m feeling SO positive for you!!! good on you for speaking up, that can be very difficult to do. hope you got busy sexing it up last night 😉
i really enjoy your posts, I think you sell yourself short – you do have lots to add to the conversation!! i know you’ve told us before, but I can’t get over your SIL with 6 children (and now 18 names – phwoar!)
Glad to see all the positivity today – I’ve also had a good day, considering its CD2 and I should be cramping like a mofo… as long as it doesn’t suddenly kick in tomorrow this will be the easiest pre-AF and AF in 2 years, since I went of BCP. Wooo!
Post # 606
@Yellow.Clover: ahha! found your chart (after MUCH stalking through previous pages…) – definitely don’t think you are out yet, but temps don’t say any more than that. Fingers SOOOO crossed for your POAS!
Post # 607
@MrsFarmer: Aww…MrsFarmer, now you’ve got me curious and really want to know your guilty confestion. Ahhh…LOL
Thanks for the crossed fingers! Sorry you had to go digging, I really wish there was an easier process in going back through the pages… Glad to hear this cycle has been great to you! FX that leads to a very promising cycle this round.
Well this morning was a bummer. Temp took a good size nose dive and all behold, a BFN on THE test! But, it’s okay! I’m keeping positive and glad it’s FRIDAY with a Holiday on Monday. We’ve got a lot of work to do in our house to get it ready for sale, hopefully next month. So all that should keep me busy and mind off of things.
Moving on to next cycle; the BIG # 12. I will do another round of Clomid, probably up the dose to 150 and hopefully sqeeze DH’s SA in somewhere this cycle too all FX. We have to go an hour away to the big fertility center in this area and I’m sure there may be a long waiting list and I left the dang on prescription at home. So I guess I’ll be waiting until Tuesday to call.
Best of luck to the rest of you ladies!! Let’s keep the positivity flowing!! : )
Post # 608
@Yellow.Clover: I’m sorry about the temp and BFN… I’m not a charter, but do temps ever go back up after going down for people who are actually pregnant or does it consistently go down if you’re out? I’m not sure if that makes sense and I’m not trying to be falsely optimistic, but I just wanted to know if you are 100% out or if there’s still a possibility… I’m glad you have your house to focus on! We are planning a big move also and really need to get on our house projects. Are you still thinking about waiting until January before going to a specialist?
Post # 609
Aw, its so good to see that everyone seems to be feeling better today! Certainly makes me a little more cheerful. Your guilty confessions are hilarious. I have a friend who, after finding out about my infertility, told me that she was going off the pill (but not TTC yet), and that she would probably have an ‘oops’ baby….so I shouldn’t be disappointed when she gets pregnant before me. Needless to say, I’ve been silently cheering each time I see her and there’s no annoucement. That’s terrible, I know.
Lovely long weekend – wish I were out enjoying the weather. Instead….I’m packing boxes and sorting junk. Wahoo.
Post # 610
@cafegirl: Well..this is my first month charting. But, from what I’ve seen, this far out, once it starts going down that’s pretty much it. I mean there are “outside” factors that could cause a low temp, but I’m pretty sure my last few have been pretty accurate. So I guess I’m really not completely out until AF shows, but I’m about 100% sure she will this weekend. The house projects are driving me crazy already. I’ve had no rest this week, but being busy is always good I guess. I would recommend starting early if you can. We are trying to list ASAP so we are trying to do it all at once, even though it’s not possible. But we’re trying! I do plan on going to the fertility center in January if our budget allows it. I’m hoping we will make good on the house and be able to pay off a lot of our debt that will allow us some extra savings to save up for January.
That’s not terrible at all! And sounds like we have the same weekend planned! : ) Good luck to you!
Post # 611
Thank you to each one of you for your positive thoughts and encouragement! I was so proud of myself yesterday! Remember ladies, these are our bodies and even though we may not have a medical degree and even if we may not currently be moms we do have a “maternal instinct”/gut feeling and we need to listen to it. I really hope this is my BFP/sticky baby cyle but even if it isn’t I feel more confident b/c I spoke up. We are women! Hear us roar! (haha sorry it’s Friday I needed to say it).
Oh I hear you! I try so hard not to be jealous and my DH reminds me that this is “our story” and I can’t compare myself to others. But it is hard not to be sad or be even more anxious when a friend starts ttc and will most likely get a bfp before you. But I am so with you on that feeling, for me most people are ttc #2.
OK ladies my temp went up this morning (highest of this cycle but not over my typical coverline but a raise is a raise) So I’m pretty sure that O has occurred!! I made sure we did the deed last nite. That is what makes ttc so frustrating! DH wasn’t feeling well and I had some dental work done and wasn’t feeling well either. But you don’t want to see the moment pass by. At a certain point you have to bd even when you’d rather not. So it is important to make the time for each other when you aren’t in the optimal time. Otherwise this becomes a job. I love people who tell you “oh it must be so fun because you get lots of practice”. Um yeah it is, until you have to “do it’ when you would both would rather crawl into a hole and die. Haha. I am soooo keeping my fingers crossed! This is going to work dang it!!
Post # 612
Does anyone have experience with taking clomid on different days in different cycles? My GYN told me to take it days 3-7 but my RE told me to take it days 5-9. My cycles are very regular and I had every indication that I was ovulating each month, but the first month (days 3-7) I never saw a peak on the CBEFM. then the second month, I got a peak on CD15 and the most postive OPK I’d ever seen, also days 3-7. This month, I did the days 5-9 and I have not yet seen a peak or had an OPK on CD16. I don’t know if it’s just delayed two days or if I’m having another “non-ovulation” month. I don’t know if this is Too Much Information, but I had a decent amount of EWCM despite the lack of peak or postive OPK. Should I just cross my fingers that it’s still going to happen?
Post # 613
I finally got the results back from my day 3 bloodwork. 3 day FSH is 6.3 and my estradiol is 22. Also, my husband and I had infection disease panels and they both came back as negative. All signs point to “unexplained infertility.”
Post # 614
@BrianneG: I’m sorry. I mean, its great that there doesn’t seem to be anything wrong, but it really sucks that there’s no reason for the infertility. If something had shown up, at least it would be a start, right? Oh, and no advice on the Clomid, sorry. My doc still won’t give me any.
Post # 615
Yay, nearly postive OPK this morning (i.e. dark but not quite as dark as the control line). Guess I had nothing to worry about. Good thing we BD’d this morning. Plus, I’ll make sure to “hit that” tomorrow morning too. We always do it on Game Day and tomorrow is the first home game for our college.
Post # 616
@Wispy: Woo Hoo for O! : ) Fingers still crossed tightly for you. BD it up this weekend!
Yes, taking clomid later in your cycle can “delay” O. I’ve only taken it 5-9. I never got a positive OPK on the first cycle, but this cycle I got three clearly positive OPKs on CD 20! So yes, it took a while. I was also going to ask my doctor about the difference in days, but from what I read it doesn’t make a difference as to when you take it.
So, now I’m a little confused also. When I emailed my doctor about the next round of Clomid I got a notice she’s out of the office until next Friday so another doctor responded saying that you should do three rounds of clomid at the same dosage. They usualy don’t up the dose until after the three rounds My doctor upped me from 50 to 100 this last cycle so I don’t think this other doctor knows what she’s talking about. This is so what frustrates me about my doctor/insurance. Blahhh..But oh well. I know I O’d last cycle at 100mg so I guess another round at 100 won’t be the end of the world. : ) AND, I got hubby’s SA booked for the 12th! I’m so nervous now. All this time I’ve been certain it’s all me, but now I’m thinking, what if DH has issues also. Guess, there’s no point in worring until it’s done.
Hope everyone enjoys their extra long weekend! (Well those in CA & US)