Let's get the April party started! AF came this am so I'm officially moving to April. If this months works I'll be due April 6.
My AF isn't due for another week and a half, but DH and I didn't DTD at all this month, and my CM has changed to verrrry dry, so I'm pretty sure I O'ed on time. My next O date (as guessed by my average cycle length across 5 different trackers...lol) will put me as due around April 22nd. I am hoping I can do better with my tracking this next cycle, since the current one got messed up because of DH's leg infection/antibiotic-induced sickies.
I am still in the March tww but everyone seems to havemoved on so are you ok if I hang out here. I actually don't know what to think ff moved my o date three times from cd 17 to cd 19 then cd 23, I really hope ( and it doesn't seem to fit) that cd 23 is the o date but I am by no means a chart expert (if anyone is feel free to weigh in). I threw up on 27 june, and have had some nausea and dry heaving since, inckuding this morning when my ever so helpful ds stood theretelling me to do it over the sink. I don't know when k should test
I am here some where, But I have been naughty and not really tracking anything as it has been sooo cold here this week. (We have had a few mornings of -2 degrees C.) I have had my electric blanket on too so it is throwing my temps off.
I'm here now after a crazy cycle. I think I may ave had a chemical pregnancy because there were lots of signs. Going to cut back on temping this moknth, we have a busy month with the show this weekend, the Ds and I are going away for a few days with my Mum for my Nanna's birthday anda short stay at our beach house (yes in winter, we are going to freeze at night and early mornings but the days will be beautiful, bonus of the tropics and mild winters) then possibly abekated bbq for mine and a friends birthday, another friends party and then the month is over.
I had a bit of an emotional blow this week when I ran into a sort of friend who has also been through secondary infertility. Shehas ten years becptween her okdest and second because if it and her secind js acouple of months younger than ds, and she is now pregnant with her fourth. I am happy for her but it made me sad because I know a few people now who have kids ds's age who have since had or are baking their third since him and I feel like such afailure. Iaam sick of people saying we need another one, I know that people it's not that easy.
Jodie, do you know much about he low cost ivf clinic in Springwood? Are they any good?
OMG I have not heard of them until I just googled them. They are apart of QFG and they are that cheap with IVF being what I was paying for IUI?? hmmm...
They are still a good distance for us, but not that far (about 40-60 mins depending on traffic).
I know. Someone I know in Sydney told me about them and I almost died when I saw the price compared with what I have been quoted here. It is cheaper for me to fly there cfrash on someones couch for the time period needed than to do ivf up here. We still can't really afford it right now but at least it's an option for the future. Health care card holders get it cheaper as well
We have a HCC so it does make it affordable compared to have 7-10,000 up frount for ICSI.
See why my DH thinks of it and keep it in mind. I need to lose another 20kgs before I will consider IVF again. Last time I did it I put on so much weight and needed insulin injections as well instead of just metformin. I am back on the I must lose weight band wagon again and being more disciplined (not sure why I chose school holidays to do this as I eat when stressed or mad.).
Today is CD13. I will o today or tomorrow. We've been on vacation at a cottage for the last week so I haven't been monitored by my RE, but took Femera this month. DH woke up yesterday with a low grade fever. Great timing! I made him drug himself with Advil, which helped. But, would that impact his swimmers? He still felt warm this morning but not feverish. We DTD last night and plan to today and tomorrow, so I need them to be at their best. Any thoughts?
I think if it was low grade, as in under 38 degrees C you should be fine, and DH feels up to it.
Thanks! He never actually took a temp, but definitely wasn't burning up.
The weekend I had my IUI DH and I both had the flu. He was literally vomiting into a buck with fever/chills/ the whole 9 yards while giving his sample. We were both very dehydrated. He had an excellent sample and I got pregnant.
I'm sure his fever wont' effect his swimmers and I pray that this is your cycle.
Baby dust for all of you...Good luck!!
Ok so I have had a rare (and I mean VERY rare for me) occurance where the OPK I did over the last 3 days just keep getting darker. (see do you see a line board!) I wondering starting to wonder if it is picking up HCG hormone rather than LH hormones... Becuase my surges never last this long. And instead of ovulating late (which is normal for me) I have ovulated early (rare for me but has happened before). Any one else have a thought...
No idea, but sending lots of good vibes Jodie.
DS and I have just come back from a few days away. We went out of town for my Nanna's 80th and stayed at our beach house for a few days with my Mum and Nanna. I am so glad to be home, my bed is much more comfortable than the one there.
Jodie, one way to be sure, test!
Sending you some eggy vibes.
I brought some this afternoon (it is 5pm here) and will in the morning.
Very interesting Jodie! KUP!
I O'd last week, and would put me due late enough in March that I would rather just call it April, but even though we DTD every day in the fertile period but one I am pretty sure we didn't get it. Already having PMS symptoms (with the added joy of a cold that I managed to give to the baby). Thinking I am going to buy OPKs in September and just skip actively trying next cycle and working on weaning the baby (I really need my boobs back for a while.)
How did testing go this morning Jodie?
yes BFN... So super O it was.... Fingers crossed.
Fingers crossed for you !
I'm plugging away in the TWW. Dr has me on progesterone suppositories which I absolutely hate using. I have a hard time remembering to take them and have to wear a panty liner almost 24/7.
DH is going on a fishing trip for a week beginning tomorrow (way up near the arctic circle!) and will be away when AF is due. I'm already over analyzing what to do if I get a BFP when he's away and likely out of cell phone range (ie I don't know of I can hold in the news for 2-3 days but it's not fair to tell others like my sister until he knows). Lol my track record of bfp's isn't that great so I'm sure it won't actually happen..but just in case I'm constantly thinking about it
Jodie, Super O is still a great thing! Pushing a ton of sticky egg vibes your way.
Julie, could maybe make DH set an appt time to call on testing day where he can find somewhere with cell coverage?
Not a bad idea, but it's possible there will be zero coverage. We're talking in the bush way way way up north! I think he'll probably have access to the internet so we can probably email. Bit I'd have to rely on him to remember to check. Anyways, getting too far ahead of myself!
Super o still sounds good Jodie.
Good luck Julie, I hope the fact you can't reach him means a bfp will happen.
Still just waiting to O here. Could be anywhere betqween a few days and aa week deoending what my body wants to do.
Julie how are you going in this 2WW with out your DH??
He only left Friday morning, but I've been so busy at work and then with the kids on the weekend that I haven't had much time to even think about it!
The good news is that there is wifi at the lodge he's staying at, so as long as he checks his phone regularly then I'm much more relaxed.
I also noticed that my boobies are super tender today. I don't specifically remember that being related to pms, for me, so I'm cautiously taking that as a positive sign.
Hope everyone else is doing well!
Busy is good. I think the progesterone makes the symptoms worse too. (it does for me.)
I am doing ok, this winter is being harsh for me and my body is not taking it oh so well. (interestingly and touch wood, it is not cold/flu issues.) I spent yesterday on the bed flat on my back with the heat of the electric blanket on me. I am trying to avoid the strong medications, so I went a saw my Physio. Fingers crossed things calm down.
Guess I was wrong about missing it this cycle. Got a BFP on a cheapo from CVS and retested with FRER. After trying for nearly a year, I am pretty surprised, especially with all the pms type symptoms. What really had me rethink it and test again was all the crazy *** dreams I have had the past couple days, and the being easily startled in my sleep (woke up screaming when DH walked in the room.)
The progeterone can make symptoms occur and worse, but finhers crossed.
Jodie did you see the bulk billing ivf clinic that opened in Sydney. Hopefully it's a success and more are rolled out
Yes my cousin who use IVF shared the link last night. It looks to be about the same out of pockets for the Brisbane one Wendy.
Yeah I was thinking it would be. A lady I know had an appointment today but had to cancel because she was unwell so I was going to pick her brain on the real costs after her appt. At least some places are trying to make it a slightly more affordable process for people
Did you get my PM? I rang and asked them and booked nurse appointment o September when D work calms down after EOFY. They sent me through some info and requirements. I am out for the moment because they have a BMI requirement. I am going to speak with my barric surgeon this week to have my dose of tough love and my lap band tightened, so it maybe that we have to wait a few extra months. (I am about 16kgs too heavy).
I saw your first pm haven't checked again yet. I should beoing very soon. This waiting to o seems to take forever these days. Hopefully I can get back ino some exercise soon and lose some weight that really needs to go
BFN. IUI again next month - the timing will work!
Hi Ladies... it's been a few months since I've been on any boards. We did several IUI since last Sept, lots of testing, lap surgery, HSG, MRI, and finally decided to move on to IVF. And tomorrow is my egg transfer!!! I'm super duper excited!!!! We have 5 embryos that have fertilized, and 4 have divided into 4 cells, and 1 is a 2-cell. So things are looking good. We will implant two and hope for the best!!!
Good luck ladies!!!
Good luck Toni. I hope ivf does the trick for you
Good luck Toni, sending you sticky vibes!
So I never got a real super positibe opk two very close to positive a day apart so I think I surhed between tests. Now to hope for the best
Thanks ladies!!! this TWW is toture!! Lots of soreness, cramping...but I'm not sure if it's from my procedures or a good sign! (they had to stitch my cervix closed after the egg retrieval!!) I'm currently 4 dp3dt. I prob won't POAS until Saturday - we're going to Atlantic City and I want to know if I can have a glass of red wine with dinner.
Good Luck ladies!!
Good luck Toni Marie!
I am out. sigh.
I POAS this morning to see if trigger was out...and BFN! so that's good. I wont POAS again until Saturday at the earliest....i dont want the disappointment.