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    It's been a crazy week. We've been TTC for over a year now. I'm on my third cycle of clomid this month and the doctor also wanted me to start injectibles this month (follistim). It's been an emotional month just facing the thought of starting injections. THEN - my baby brother and sis-in-law show up at my house on Wednesday to tell me they are expecting...the first grandchild. It's hard to verbalize my feelings. I know many of you have felt the same way. It's not jealousy...it's just frustration with my own situation. I am happy for them, but not sure I can be giddy at the moment over their big news.

    On Friday, I had to have a dye test to make sure that my fallopian tubes weren't blocked. The nurses told me that I would only feel mild cramping, but it was the worst pain I've ever faced in my life...which makes me really freak out about childbirth. The good news is that neither of my tubes were blocked and the doctor said that having the test would actually increase my chances of becoming pregnant because the force of the dye through the tubes really opened and cleaned them up.

    I've been a nervous wreck about giving myself injections, but that was actually super easy and painless. I couldn't believe that I didn't feel any pain at all. I go back on Monday for a sonogram to see if my follicles are growing. Hopefully, they will let me do the trigger shot Monday night and we can start BDing.

    I'm so ready to be pregnant...thanks for letting me vent. Anyone else using follistim right now???

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    Hey! I know exactly what you're going through!! I went through the same thing last summer! We had been really trying for 7 months and off birth control for 19 months when my SIL announced she was pregnant. She had only been married 3 months and had a number of different health conditions that dr's told her would probably keep her from ever getting pregnant. They weren't trying and her husband made it clear he wasn't even ready for kids yet. It was quite a blow to DH and I (it was the first grandchild also!) So basically I know the same feelings you are having. It is quite a struggle and no fun!

    It looks like we are on very similar schedules with drugs also! I have been taking femara instead of clomid, and am doing follistim also. I go in on Monday for a follie check also! I used this same protocol back in Feb and conceived but miscarried due to a blighted ovum. I have hope that it will work for us!! Keep me posted on how your u/s goes tomorrow!! I hope we have some perfect and ripe eggies in there!!
    Caitlin & James
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    Corbin 3/25/11 - after 6 IUIs!
    Kenley 12/1/13 - Our SURPRISE!
    (3 sweet babies in heaven)

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    Caitlin - wow! We are very similar it seems. My sis in law also had some health issues and my brother was not expecting this to happen so soon.

    Good luck tomorrow. I hope my little follies are all ready for that shot tmw! I'm so so so ready for a BFP in my life!

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    How did your u/s go???

    I was shocked that mine went so well. In the past I have always had one HUGE follie and have always triggered by CD11. You can imagine my shock when we had our u/s today on CD11 and there were three perfect follies all measuring between 15.5-16.5! I was so excited I almost cried!! My lining is a little on the thin side but my dr said it would be good by the time implantation should occur. Now we are just waiting for the results from my E2 to find out how many more days we will need to trigger for.

    I can't wait to hear how your appt went!! I hope you have lots of great news!!
    Caitlin & James
    11/11/07

    Corbin 3/25/11 - after 6 IUIs!
    Kenley 12/1/13 - Our SURPRISE!
    (3 sweet babies in heaven)

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    awesome report from your visit. i'll be interested to hear what your estrogen #s are.

    I had one follie at 14 and the rest were around 10. My estrogen is at 114....which isn't great on CD11. The doctor hasn't reviewed the chart yet, but the nurse said she suspects that the doctor will have me continue Follistim for 2 more days and then come back on Wednesday for another sonogram to see if there have been any changes. FINGERS CROSSED. I would rather do that than have them cancel this cycle. Last month I had one follie that got to 18, but it was around CD15 and my estrogen was around 275 so nothing happened.

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    Got the call from my nurse a little while ago and my E2 is 113!! haha! It is so funny how close we are together! They told me to stim tomorrow and wednesday, trigger wednesday night and we go in friday morning for the IUI.

    I have been worried that my E2 is too low for cd11 also!! Especially considering I have 3 follies around 16 and one at 12.5.

    Crossing my fingers that we get good results this week! How fun if we get preggo on the same schedule/protocol and have the same due date!!
    Caitlin & James
    11/11/07

    Corbin 3/25/11 - after 6 IUIs!
    Kenley 12/1/13 - Our SURPRISE!
    (3 sweet babies in heaven)

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    hahahaha....I can't believe how close we are also. That cracks me up. I'm probably out for this month though. The office called me back to say that they decided to "cancel" this cycle . She said I could definitely still get pregnant this cycle, but they want to save the rest of the follistim for next month. They are going to start Follistim only (no Clomid at all next month) on day 3. Hopefully that will get some things moving quicker next cycle.

    Fingers are crossed for you! Keep me posted. Is this your first time for IUI? The doctor suggested that for us this month, but I wanted to try one cycle on Follistim first before we decided whether or not to do that.

    Good luck!

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    This is my 6th IUI

    The first three I had at my OBGYN and one of those was on clomid. Then I started at an RE. The first one through him was completely monitored and I was on femara. The second one with him I took femara for 5 days and then did injections for a few days after that. I ended up having one follie at about 27 and one at 17.5 or so... We got a bfp that cycle but ended up miscarrying due to a blighted ovum. We then switched REs and this is our first cycle with them. We tried naturally for a couple of months after the m/c. I think you can still def get pregnant on your own this month. I would use some OPKs and BD when you get your surge. Maybe the drugs will have been enough to give your eggie the strength it needs. Crossing my fingers that it still works for you!! Bummer that your RE cancelled though!

    I'll be stalking you for sure!!
    Caitlin & James
    11/11/07

    Corbin 3/25/11 - after 6 IUIs!
    Kenley 12/1/13 - Our SURPRISE!
    (3 sweet babies in heaven)

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