Charters who are waiting to o, unite here.
I'm currently in the 2ww, so I'll be on the other thread (which I'm about to start) for now. In my case, I'm just waiting for AF, lol, but I'll be happy to chat with anyone else in the 2ww and give support.
Well, I'm technically waiting to O although we aren't really trying until after my post m/c AF. We aren't preventing either, but I don't expect that to make much of a difference given our history. Better to wait anyway. I have a follow up appointment with my RE (the one I don't like but may be stuck with ) tomorrow.
I'll try to remember to put my current crazy chart in my siggy sometime tonight or tomorrow!
Jean, it looks like you're getting ready to O soon! How frustrating that you're O'ing so late this month. BTDT in the past, it was NOT fun. I know what you mean about the 'not preventing' thing. We weren't able to ttc for awhile, now we can, but I haven't bothered to mention it because there are still issues and we are so DONE with the whole thing, lol, we aren't trying at all (but not preventing, either). This month there is ZERO chance because I O'd two days before we BD, and the BD wasn't even worth anything ttc-wise, iykwim.
Alison, good luck! Hope you caught that egg! Can't wait to stalk you during the 2ww.
I'm here... Just started temping again. Yay!
TTC #3 since January, 2011
DH Trevor, married 08/2005
DS Aidan, 12/31/2006
DD Ainsley, 06/26/2010
GOod luck Alison!
Elizabeth - Yay for temping again! Hopefully it'll get you that sticky BFP really soon!
UGH on Oing before BD. I hear you on the BD not really being "useful" for TTC. We go down that road more often than I would like. This whole thing is such a crazy roller coaster.
As for my appointment today....Look out, this is LONG!!!...what a different experience. For those who don't know, I had a pretty unhappy experience with my RE during my IUI cycles. I felt very disconnected and not given very personal care through the whole time. I was very upset, didn't like the attitude of the nurse, felt like I was having to drag information out of them, and really felt like I wasn't getting much consideration from the Dr. My initial meeting with this Dr back in June (and my ONLY one up until today) I felt she was fairly abrupt and didn't really take some of my concerns seriously.
Today was a completely different experience. She was personable, very understanding, straightforward with her thoughts and information. We had a very productive discussion about where we've been so far, what she thinks we should do now, what DH and I are comfortable with, how the fertility drugs were affecting my mood. And we even chatted quite awhile at the end about my job teaching music and her kids. It was like talking to a TOTALLY different person and left me with a very different perspective! So at this point we have a plan and are moving forward. Next cycle we are doing a saline sonogram to make sure everything is cleared out and looks good, and rechecking my bloodwork for the borderline clotting issue that seems to come and go. After that we will do another IUI cycle with the next month, followed by another follow up with the Dr to discuss the outcome and where we go next. She would like to do IVF sooner, we'd like to wait until summer when I'm off school. She was completely understanding of my reasons and didn't push about it.
SO, we are staying with this practice for the next cycle. I know that the fertility drugs make me extra emotional and in retrospect I know that I've been on a hair trigger. If I get to the end of the next cycle and feel the way I did after the last one then we'll know it's time to move on before we get to IVF. At least I feel more positive about things (and I'm glad to be feeling "normal" for the first time in quite awhile!) We'll see where things go from here.
Jean ~ So sorry for everything you're having to go through. I am so glad the new RE is more caring!