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Coming clean- sibling for Alex

Okay, so I really havent talked about this on here. Im not sure why, maybe because I didnt want to burden anyone or maybe because I have such great in real life support. Actually, I think its because its kind of been fun to pretend its not happening, if only for a brief time online. I had hoped to post more privately, but that hasnt worked out in time.

Most of you know we have been trying for a sibling for a long *** time. And being that Alex was a quick round of TTC, its been challenging for us. We finally bit the big one and found some help. Turns out I have adhesion on my right tube from my caesarian. Double whammy is that my right side is dominant, left ovary just will not ovulate without drugs. So Ive been a drugged up, hormonally charged woman for a couple months. Finally found the right thing to get lefty pumped and running.

I promise there is a point.

Follicle check CD11 was 4 on lefty. Thank goodness today (CD14) there is 2 on lefty (Ruth, can you imagine quads?!) 16 and 17mm. These are dominant. The others are

The point. My lining is only 6mm, which is the minimum it should be. So I have to start estrace today. Fine. Im concerned this really isnt enough time (45 hrs to IUI) to thicken me up. Dr. google runs the gambit of responses to this kind of inquiry, so I guess Im not sure what my point is actually. I guess I just want to add some magic April 08 prayers into the mix for us. It would be so ideal if things could work out this month. DH has lots of work travel in the coming months and that makes timing an issue. So, if you would all be so so kind to think of my friendly uterus and its lining and my two little eggs that are just looking for a friendly spot to make a nest. Oh, and that my DH is able to perform wednesday at 6AM... thats another hurdle I suppose.

Thanks for listening guys, and hopefully we will have some good news in a few weeks!

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Jan, hugs, girl...I think I remember you briefly mentioning a looong while back that you were ttc.

Thanks for coming clean with us. Wink I'll definitely say a special prayer for you! Please keep us posted as you're able.

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Good luck! Ill be thinking of you!!

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Oh girl I am thinking of you! be sure that you are in my thoughts and prayers!
I am glad you shared with us.. this group is amazing and no better place to throw it all out there.

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Good luck Jan...I'm sending "thickening" vibes your way. Praying for a stickie bean (or two).

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Jan!! How exciting!!! I'm so glad you shared this. I'll be thinking of you guys this week!!! You're a great mama and you need to get that house filled up! KUP!!

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I'm sending you every super fertility vibe I can... ((((((((((((( BFP))))))))))))))))

I'm sorry it's been such a hard road. :bighug:

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sending sticky bean vibes.....

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Okay, so I really havent talked about this on here. Im not sure why, maybe because I didnt want to burden anyone or maybe because I have such great in real life support. Actually, I think its because its kind of been fun to pretend its not happening, if only for a brief time online. I had hoped to post more privately, but that hasnt worked out in time.

Most of you know we have been trying for a sibling for a long *** time. And being that Alex was a quick round of TTC, its been challenging for us. We finally bit the big one and found some help. Turns out I have adhesion on my right tube from my caesarian. Double whammy is that my right side is dominant, left ovary just will not ovulate without drugs. So Ive been a drugged up, hormonally charged woman for a couple months. Finally found the right thing to get lefty pumped and running.

I promise there is a point.

Follicle check CD11 was 4 on lefty. Thank goodness today (CD14) there is 2 on lefty (Ruth, can you imagine quads?!) 16 and 17mm. These are dominant. The others are

The point. My lining is only 6mm, which is the minimum it should be. So I have to start estrace today. Fine. Im concerned this really isnt enough time (45 hrs to IUI) to thicken me up. Dr. google runs the gambit of responses to this kind of inquiry, so I guess Im not sure what my point is actually. I guess I just want to add some magic April 08 prayers into the mix for us. It would be so ideal if things could work out this month. DH has lots of work travel in the coming months and that makes timing an issue. So, if you would all be so so kind to think of my friendly uterus and its lining and my two little eggs that are just looking for a friendly spot to make a nest. Oh, and that my DH is able to perform wednesday at 6AM... thats another hurdle I suppose.

Thanks for listening guys, and hopefully we will have some good news in a few weeks!

Bite your tongue, woman!! Actually, I guess I could have had quads, I did have four mature follies... but I also had the same number of mature follies with Noelle and she was a singleton. I think the timing of the IUI is everything.

As for your lining, you have more time than that, I think. It takes about 7-10 days for implantation to occur, so if you haven't even ovulated yet, I bet you have enough time for the estrogen to do its thing.

Good luck!!!! I'll be praying and sending all the happy BFP thoughts I can!!!!! Now that we're in the loop, will you keep us updated? Smile

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Jan! Thanks for sharing and I am sending all kind of warm wishes to your follies and your plumpening uterine lining.

I'm excited for you guys!!!

Please keep us posted. xoxo

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Good luck Jan! :bigarmhug:
Sending good vibes your way!

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Ooooo I'm so glad you shared Jan!!! I was going to say what Ruth did, I think you've got time to grow that lining based off of when the IUI is. Fingers, toes and eyeballs crossed for you, and thoughts and prayers to boot, may you come back very shortly with some very awesome news!!! I'll be thinking of you Wednesday!! And how cool that insurance is covering most of it!!!!

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I will be thinking of you, and praying for you!!! Sending every positive vibe I can!!! and as for DH, tell him to close his eyes and go to a different place Wink he'll be able to perform Smile

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Thanks everyone. I dont know why I was nervous to say anything. I guess Im just a big wimp.

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Ooooo I'm so glad you shared Jan!!! I was going to say what Ruth did, I think you've got time to grow that lining based off of when the IUI is. Fingers, toes and eyeballs crossed for you, and thoughts and prayers to boot, may you come back very shortly with some very awesome news!!! I'll be thinking of you Wednesday!! And how cool that insurance is covering most of it!!!!

Yes, very lucky for the insurance. Because its a tubal diagnosis they will cover a lot of it up until IVF- then they stop (and so will we). Meds and everything have been mostly covered, and even though they copays are big its still way cheaper than paying out of pocket. Im taking it as a sign that this was the right thing to do!!

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Bite your tongue, woman!! Actually, I guess I could have had quads, I did have four mature follies... but I also had the same number of mature follies with Noelle and she was a singleton. I think the timing of the IUI is everything.

As for your lining, you have more time than that, I think. It takes about 7-10 days for implantation to occur, so if you haven't even ovulated yet, I bet you have enough time for the estrogen to do its thing.

Good luck!!!! I'll be praying and sending all the happy BFP thoughts I can!!!!! Now that we're in the loop, will you keep us updated? Smile

Thanks for this. I am feeling better about the lining now. I hope the timing is correct, I guess we will see. Im have confidence in the office, they really have their stuff together, but its hard not to second guess things. Like, my body is not ready to ovulate yet, will a trigger tomorrow be too soon? And if so, will an iui wednesday be too soon? Without a male factor, we can try the old fashioned way too, so maybe thats the reason?? So many questions with really no answers!

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oooh, good luck Jan!! Lots of positive thoughts headed your way!

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sending loads of >>>>>>>

try some yoga to get the blood flowing down there and help with the lining

KUP!

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Thanks for this. I am feeling better about the lining now. I hope the timing is correct, I guess we will see. Im have confidence in the office, they really have their stuff together, but its hard not to second guess things. Like, my body is not ready to ovulate yet, will a trigger tomorrow be too soon? And if so, will an iui wednesday be too soon? Without a male factor, we can try the old fashioned way too, so maybe thats the reason?? So many questions with really no answers!

I know ALLLL about the second guessing!! It's awful. FWIW (and you probably know all this already), your body WILL be ready to ovulate because the trigger will 'tell' it it's ready. Smile And you said that you normally O on CD 16, which is Wednesday, so even if you might have naturally ovulated a day later or so, the trigger will make sure the follies release. And I'm sure your RE has said to go ahead and BD that night and the next day, too, right? That way you have all your bases covered.

Good luck!!!

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How exciting! I am sending thickening and stickie vibes your way! So exciting!

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Jan, this is awesome news. I can not wait to hear about a huge fat positive. Smile

Are you seeing a doc in G.R.? When I worked in Ada, I had a client who was an R.E., I always heard he was one of the best in the area. His name is totally escaping me.

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Good luck! Some prayers coming your way for a sticky bean! KUP!

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Jan, this is awesome news. I can not wait to hear about a huge fat positive. Smile

Are you seeing a doc in G.R.? When I worked in Ada, I had a client who was an R.E., I always heard he was one of the best in the area. His name is totally escaping me.

Thanks for the pep talk Ruth!

Yes, the office is in Ada on the Beltline. Dr. Young practices with Dodds and Leach. Their office is very respected in West Michigan for reproductive assistance. The other office in town (Dr. Daly) does mostly IVF, which wasnt the direction we wanted. But he is also very good at what he does. I always forget you are a West Michigander!!

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Just checking in to send you some more positive vibes, chica!

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Good luck Jan! Sending some thickening vibes your way! Glad Ruth and Julie pointed out you have a few more days than you thought to "thicken" up!!

Good luck tomorrow with the IUI!!

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Exciting news! I am sending you sticky thicky thoughts...Good luck with the :lovebed:

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Ooh, how exciting!!! I can't wait to see that BFP, what a long road you've traveled. :openarms: Definitely KUP!!

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Spoke to Colleen she sends her love and HUGS to you!

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Sending all the sticky vibes I can muster!!!!!!!!!!!!! Guess the next meet up I'll just have to drink all the wine ;)...not like that will be a problem for me LOL! Love you and wishing and praying for the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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that's great news...good luck!!!!

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Thinking about you this morning.... hoping it all goes well and those swimmers find an egg (or two!). Biggrin

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Gooooooooooood luck today!!!! Smile

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Good Luck Smile So excited for you!

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wow jan, good luck!!!!!!!!!! (((((((((HUGS))))))))) and i hope this is it.......

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Thanks guys!

Im excited to report that DH was able to provide a sample on command so early this AM. 108 MILLION SPERM after the wash. Wowee. The doctor was impressed (and I think DH was secretly proud!).

Everything went off without a hitch. We have orders to DTD a couple times in the next few days. Hope this is it!

Also, WHY DIDNT ANYONE TELL ME ABOUT THE PLASTIC TAMPON?!

Seriously. No one mentioned this until it happened. I currently have a plastic lined sponge tampon thingy in my you-know-who for at least 3 hours. Really?!

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yay...glad everything went well...sorry bout the tampon...i had no idea...lol

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Yay! Glad everything is happening the way it should be!! LOL at your DH being secretly proud...I'm sure!

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Ooo! BIG FAT POSITIVE vibes coming your way! I hope it works out, because I know you've been trying to get a sibling for Alex for such a long time. :bighug:

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:bighug: I know how long you've been trying, i'm so sorry that it's been such a long time Sad i'm sending all my babydust to you mama.

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Yay! Glad to hear everything went well yesterday. Come on BFP!!!

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i have no clue on the tampon thingy.....LOL........good luck....sending all the ((((((((((((STICKY VIBES)))))))))))))))) i can!!!!!!!!!!! come on swimmers, swim, swim, swim!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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You're 8 days in, if I'm counting correctly. Smile How are you feeling???? I hope some magic happened and a little something is settling in nicely right about now. Biggrin

I never had to wear any kind of plastic tampon or anything like that. They had me lay on the table for a few minutes after the IUI and then I was free to go. :shrug:

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JAN! Sending all the good vibes I can muster.....hope this was a homerun, chica.

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oooooooooo when does the POAS party begin?????

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"toothy35" wrote:

oooooooooo when does the POAS party begin?????

Smile

We'll see in the next few days....

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Do do do do dooooo! Can't wait...will be stalking this thread. How are you feeling?

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oooooooo.........i hope this is it jan!!!!!!!! definately gonna be stalking this thread!!!!!!

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Thinking of you Jan!!!!!!!! Any updates?? Smile

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It's been a few days!!!!!!!!!!! Still got them fingers and toes crossed for you girl!!!

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Preliminary results (from HPT) show two lines. :eek:

I dont have bloodwork until Tuesday, so I wont know whats going on in there until two serial HCG blood tests, so really not until the end of the week.

Ive learned that DH is as obsessed with POAS as we are, because I was determined not to have those in the house and he stopped at $$tree and brought home 8 tests. It was probably the cutest and best present Ive ever gotten. So, we saw a negative last week which I interpret to be the trigger shot out of my system. Then we have seen two pretty pink lines getting darker every day since Friday.

Im still nervous because this HAS happened before, only to be a chemical or early miscarriage. I wont call it a success until the doctor does. So, like we've said before- pregnant until proven otherwise.

Holy ****, this maybe worked?! :eek:

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Yahoo Congrats!!!!!! I totally understand the hesitation about getting TOO excited, but at least you've made it this far!! Yay!!!

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yippee!!!!!!!!! omg.......this made my morning.......that is fantastic, fabulous, awesome news (until proven otherwise Wink ) yay! yay! yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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