Had my ultrasound and bloodwork this morning. Mixed reviews from the ultrasound. I had one 18mm, and the rest of them were small. Smaller than I have had before since this is day 9 of injectables. She put in a script for Progesteron supposotories since my temp fell at only 7DPO last IUI cycle. I am really putting all my faith into that one nice sized eggie! Comeeeeee OOOOOON down eggbert!!
it only takes one egg! I hope it works out for you
Come on little eggie be nice to Christina!
Or we will FORCE you to come out of hiding!!! Muwahahaha...a little to much? Yeah maybe I went a tad overboard.
Pam, sorry your AF is still being a pain!
Christina, lol @ eggbert! Come on Eggie!!!
Im still here... Been MIA for a while because Kevins schedule changed at work and i've been hardcore workingout/schooling lately so *phew* made it a point that tomorrow is "mommy brody day" and we can sleep in (im sure that means he'll wake up abnormally early but whatever!) and not have to RUSH out the door as soon as we wake...
Also, token, my other son, is getting nuetered, so he left us tonight until weds... I hate to say it.. but im enjoying the silence... lack of having to care for him... lack of mess.... its one thing picking up brodys toys but now I dont have his toys and chewies everywhere.. haha... its really like having another toddler!!!
Also, I ordered the 17 day diet book, i have heard so many good reviews from real people + online unbiased (youtube or amazon) reviews and figured i'd give it a try! A few friends of mine also ordered it and so were all gonna start together.. anyone else done this/heard of this/thoughts? It's kind of fun because its not "harmful" as in.. I hate atkins where you CANT eat something and soon as you stop you gain it back, it just doesnt work for me! or limiting to a dangerous amount of calories that isnt healthy.. so anyways, this should be fun...
What else... Um.. Oh yeah we just got a heat pump put in today... goodbye 4500 dollars and hello no freezing this winter!! haha!! Its sad when you "grow up" the things you spend your money on... makes me miss being a carefree kid who woulda loved to blow money on vacation, clothes, tanning, whatever!!!
OH and YES AF finally arrived.. 34 day cycle!! SOOO im assuming I really did just O late.. I got a pos opk on cd9.. however only one little day of EWCM.. but then a week later (almost exactly two weeks before AF finally came) I had O pain, EWCM again.. and whatnot.. so probably just adjusting to being off the pill!!!!
Im so torn about if im "trying" or "waiting" this month... one minute kevin says something that makes me 100% sure I need to go for it asap, and the next makes me think i need to wait... and then trying to lose weight I keep thinking i need to wait and enjoy this "freedom" and whatnot and enjoy being skinny for a little while... and be able to work w/o passing out... haha... and the next im like screw it!!! sooo .. I think I will DTD during O time and just "casually" try... and if it happens its meant to be right?!?!?
Im really kind of starting to want an April baby, when I used to HATE APRIL!!! but then it would be starting to be warmer... well okay not warmer but not deadly winter cold right?? and winter quarter of school wld be over.. hm.. I just dont know!! i think i'll just see what happens... Part of me just wants to have the baby NOW so i can hurry and get over the newborn stage and be "back to work" hehe and not miss out on his early days!! (I always call it a him because I feel I'll never have a girl)
ANYHOO, i guess i've rambled enough to make up for being MIA for a week.. sorry!!
See you guys soon!!!
I have my colposcopy this morning. Fun. I hope the doctor at least has a few minutes to talk to me about the problems I've been having
Found out yesterday that DH is going to be out of town for the next week which is possibly going to be during O time for me. Not too happy about that. I was really wanting to wait until June to get preggo but I think I have changed my mind and want to go ahead and start now. My cycles are all screwy so maybe I won't O until after he is back home. I guess only time will tell...
Ahh, the instruction sheet for after my colposcopy says no intercourse for a week
Hi ladies! I am here now that the witch showed up on Sunday. I had an awful weekend and I was VERY depressed yesterday and today its a little better BUT its been 1 yr today when I lost the twins. Also I found out yesterday 2 woman are pg. I am VERY happy for them BUT I hate that its soooo hard for me to get pg cause of the pcos but also when I do get pg I lose them lately. sigh.......enough of the blahs....
Christina, I highly recommend you using the Instead Cups when you Ttc on your own. The first cycle I used them (Jan) I concieved. I havent used them since cause I m/c in feb and we havent really got back into ttcing but this cycle I will be using them again. GL I really hope this month is for you!!
maria, even though my cycles were regular at the time, I O'ed 3 weeks after my first m/c and got pregnant with my son. It was a natural m/c--no D&C, so that may "mess up" your cycle some so you may ovulate late or not at all the first cycle. I'm so sorry about the babies :(. I hope it happens quickly for you.
After some reading, I don't think I will wait the full week if I ovulate any time soon. I don't want to miss a month and some places only advise 48 hours without sex. I think if I ovulate in a couple days, I might still try
I thought I liked this new doctor after the first visit, but he didn't seem very interested in talking to me today about my irregular cycles and CP's. He just said "if it takes a long time, maybe we will put you on Clomid". He didn't think that having short LPs is really a big issue either.
Well not sure if I'm the only one but I'm pretty sure I o'd yesterday. So now I'm most likely in the 2 ww. I've only been posting here because I'm not sure when my edd would be. Everything I look up I get between January 30th and February 5th. lol. I don't think I will know for sure until, if I do get pregnant this cycle, I meet with my midwife. Anyway, I'm sticking around here until I know for sure since the January board already seems well established and I would be due at the very end anyway.
AF should show up annnnnny minute. So, I am firmly in the waiting to O camp. (which, oddly, is better for me than the TWW---I have booty to look forward to in the next two weeks, not the stress of waiting).
---I have booty to look forward to in the next two weeks, not the stress of waiting).
I almost pee'd my pants after reading this!!!
Got a + OPK this afternoon, felt some O like pains about 3 hours afterwords (: But of course I will stalk you all until you O!!
Sent hubby a text saying that he needs to put on clean sheets so we can get busy and he text back "The sheets are changed, I washed them yesterday. What are we doing that we need clean sheets." I replied "Getting Busy." He replied "I dont think we are on the same page. You're prob talking about cleaning and I am here thinking about 'fun'" I said "Then we are on the same page" He said "Holy sh*t, Its three days right? I get three days of fun IN A ROW?!" I replied "Yes" He said "I am in love your overies right now"
HAHA Just thought I share my hubbys strange new love!
I'm just waiting to trigger tomorrow night. I actually almost ran out of gonal, I had to use the almost empty pen from the 2nd IUI and the last of the new pen she gave me. So, I had to stick myself twice. I just hope that 18mm egg grew to at least 19mm today and tomorrow 20mm. When I trigger, I will ovulate and then on to the dreaded 2WW.:rolleyes:
Good luck christina!!!!!!!
Hi Ladies...looks like I'm officially moving over here. Started spotting tonight, so AF will be here in full tomorrow. Hopefully 13 is a lucky cycle for me.
Christina - Good luck!
Ashley and Erin - You both just gave me the good laugh that I needed tonight. Good luck and have fun! :lovebed:
Just putting in my calories for the day... eating all of the "bad" yet healthy things that arent allowed on the new diet before I start fresh.. hehe...
Who all is using myfitness pal?! I can't remember, but tell me your s/n and I could add you! I love watching what everyone eats and more people to be motivated with!!
Soo about another week until O I think, with kevins schedule lately i'll be lucky if I even pass him in the hallway this week.. haha.. he went to bed sunday and has been working ever since, he just got home and gets to take a nap before going back to work... but in a selfish kind of way its been the best day!! Was so fun just having me and brody all day long! And it was sunny! I didnt even really get dressed, just some workout clothes and no makeup, and we finished the garden, cuddled, cleaned, you know.. fun stuff!!! Now im gettin ready to put him to bed early because he has daycare in the morning.. and then I get to relax! ALL ALONE!! hehehe.... whoever thought aloneness would be so calming and nice?!?!
Cait, I'm on myfitnesspal as "kittyretreat", pls feel free to add me!
So this looks to be a pretty busy week....I am using OPKs now to see when I'll O (anywhere between 4 days to 1 wk). I also have my HSG test on Thursday, so just before O. I hope that it's not so painful that I don't get to BD, I want to max my chances!!!
The weird thing this cycle is that my temps pre-O is considerably higher. Could be DD sleeping with us every morning, she wakes up in the middle of the night with nightmares and then comes to our bed. Or (hopefully not), maybe I'm getting a fever or worse, a rejection episode of my kidney transplant. It's making temping a bit difficult.
Glad to amuse someone other than myself for once!
Ugh. Seriously, once I know I am out for a cycle I just want AF to get here and get it over with. Come on! (mark it down, the first and only time this month you will hear me wishing for AF). I'm sick of feeling like it's just about here and then it's not. Cramping for no reason REALLY blows.
:help1:I decided not to trigger tonite because I would rather ovulate on sat when DH and I are rested. I tend to ovulate later than sooner when I trigger. Plus, I'm hoping that eggbert has matured even more since the monday ultrasound. And, yes, I am putting all my eggs in this basket lol
Well.......new cycle. In other news......I'm having the BEST day ever! As some of you know I am an attorney--I work defense. I have a case where the plaintiff claimed (he told me this in his deposition) that he went into a convenient store (which I am defending) and he walked to the soda fountain to get a coke and when he stepped on the mat in front of it, it went flying out from under him and he flew up in the air and landed on his back and now he needs a back surgery. The employees on duty testified they never saw him fall, but he was stumbling around the store. Well, today I got the surveillance video!! He never fell. He is a total liar! And he's obviously drunk. He stumbles all around the store, falls into a beer cooler, etc. The best part? He's wearing a shirt that says: "Instant Asshole--Just Add Beer." I WIN.
In other "good news" I just had a plaintiff's firm that I worked against last year call me out of the blue and offer me a job. I'm not going to take it--I like my job, but nice to be appreciated, especially by the opposition!
That's great, Erin. I'm also an attorney but an unemployed one :D. I was just sworn in in March
Good going Erin! That's awesome!
Pam, hope you find a job soon!
So...I finally had my HSG done today. The procedure itself was find and didn't hurt (even the dr had to insert the catheter deeper and started poking around my uterus, ugh). But I probably should not have done yoga tonight, b/c now I am really sore in that area. DH and I were going to BD tonight to maintain our SMEP but I'm just too sore right now. So apparently my left tube is clear but they can't tell with my right b/c where the end of the tube and the ovaries are, my kidney transplant (which is in my abdomen) is blocking them from seeing it. They say my right tube filled up with dye but can't tell if it emptied out to the ovary. I am betting it did and that my tubes are fine.
So, just have to do the Day 19 progesterone check on the way out of town to our vacay, and then see the OB after our vacay to see what's going on.
With all this pain right now, I just hope I don't miss my O. My lines are getting darker so it would surprise me if tomorrow or day after it's positive.
Sophia, I'm glad your test seems fine
I'm getting really nervous skipping all these days because of the colposcopy. It's been 3 days now so I may not wait anymore. I don't want to get an infection or anything but I haven't had any bleeding/cramping/anything and I think it's ok. I stil have negative OPKs but they have been dark for the past 4 days
Well, I got a positive OPK today but since I get darker lines than most a lot of the time, I think I might wait for it to be darker than the control before I really, truly consider it positive. But I'm happy that it's only cycle day 14! Maybe I will be back on track for normal cycles now or the Vitex is helping
Sorry I'm being suck a lurker here..
just wanted to say hi pam!! You were my Birth buddy for the april 09 board Good luck! Hope all is well!! (p.s. your son is adorable!!!!)
Oh, hi, Krista! I was wondering how you've been
Thinking of another?
Thank you. Braiden's a cutie, too
gee, maybe I should learn to read signatures! Ha. Congratulations
Thanks Pam! Glad to see a fellow lawyer around. I'm trying to convince the world one person at a time we're not ALL bad!
I am 10 weeks prego right now. pretty excited about it. How is your progress?
& thank you
yeah, I realized after I posted it that you had that in your signature. Congratulations
Hey ladies, I think I O'd today, b/c I got a dark line on my OPK (not darker tho) but then this afternoon at about 1 pm it was already a lot lighter. I'm gonna check tonight to see if it is really getting lighter and there I O'd today.
I'm kind of annoyed that b/c of the HSG test I couldn't BD last nite or the nite before. But we made sure to do it today. And will do tonite and tomorrow nite, heh heh.
Where's the 'like' button Sophia! Always thinking of you lovely.
Awwww Steph, you are too sweet!
I'm officially here too!
I believe I had a cyst last cycle as it was all messed up and full of bleeding and spotting for 10 straight days with odd pinching pains, cramps during the wrong time in my cycle. I haven't had a cyst in years and the last time I had one, it was totally twisted around my left ovary and over 4cm big. I had surgery to remove it (a lap) and part of the ovary was removed too - so it's small and doesn't function all that well, actually we have yet to determine if it does function at all - most ultrasounds can't find it.
But besides that, I'm hoping for a better cycle this month. We're suppose to be going away next weekend for our Anniversary and that's my "O" weekend as well, so we'll have to sneak off and BD without the other couple knowing. If we just happen to concieve on our "get-away" weekend, we'll be due Feb 14th!
Good luck to all those TTC this month!
Woohoo, I got a positive OPK today again on the IC so I took the last CBE digital I had from last month (I never got a positive on it last month)
It is so incredibly lame that I am excited about a freakin' OPK, but since I've been O'ing so late and having messed up cycles, a + on CD 15 is great!
Pam, that is not lame at all, I'm really happy for you!! I find it so frustrating to figure out when the OPK happens, and lately, I can't even tell when I might have O'd b/c I can't temp accurately anymore between Evie's waking all hours of the night and her sleeping with us every morning. And finally to O at a good time! Good luck and lots of BDing!
Shannon, I'm sorry that the cyst was messing up your last cycle. Hope you have a good cycle, with an even better result! Good luck!
Maria, yay for AF and good luck with this cycle!
I tested with an OPK this am, very light test line now, pretty sure I O'd. Gonna BD tonight and then see what happens. See you all at the 2ww!
Hi all. I'm coming out of hiding over here. Lots of confusing stuff with my cycle this week. But, it looks like I'm truly into February now. After 2 consecutive CPs, I'm feeling a bit defeated right now. (The hormone crash is probably making that worse at the moment.) I guess I keep getting closer to the prize, but I have to wonder sometimes if this is as close as I get. :confused: We'll see. I'm not one to stay down for too long, so after a good night's sleep tonight hopefully I'll be back to myself.
Added you to myfitness pal Sophia!!
And- just because you got a pos doesnt it mean it could take 48 hours to O?? and the egg could still live 24?! I think you still have a good chance!!
AFM, waiting to O still, dont mind my ticker, its wrong! and im too lazy to fix it..
I shld be O'ing sometime soon, I would think...
Is it bad to say that I want to hurry and O so I can BD a lot before I change my mind about this cycle?!?!
Im still going back and forth, mainly its a weight thing, which is horrible i know, but also I feel like if that's the main thing holding me back then it's not that big of a deal.. I dont really want to be "fat" soon... Just bcuz of the new job and having to dress nice and "look good" i dont really want the "not pregnant looking but looks as if i drank a lot of beer" look. haha.. and the wedding thing would bne nice to keep my dress that's still too small..
Im FINALLY on the diet/exercise wagon so I don't need another excuse to stop... But at the same time I secretly would love an excuse to stop haah
SOOO my plans are, just BD during O time and after pos opk, but maybe now I wont be so disapointed if it's not positive.. I'll think thats one more month to lose some weight!!
ALSO, yay I just got a brand new computer and set it up in a different spot, so now nobody can walk in behind me.. I always hide this site when Im on it so I hate when ppl stare over my shoulder... hehe
Nothing much to report. AF is almost gone. I have an OB appt on Wednesday, hopefully things will get in gear and I can have some solid answers soon. I'm hoping it's nothing serious and I will be pregnant in no time!
AF is almost gone here too! SO's been bugging me for some BDing already, what's up with that? :eek: I guess I could give him some pre-anniversary loving today sometime.
Cait, I added you!
Ugh, based on my temps, I don't think I O'ed. I seem to have elevated LH--I have had dark lines every day this month and then had the 2 days of positives but they are still dark as they were before (almost positive dark)
This is not normal (CD10-17)
None of them look positive dry but there were 2 in there that looked positive when they were wet and I got the smiley on the digital (which is less sensitive than these) but I shouldn't consistently have lines this dark. My OB was not at all concerned and didn't even seem to listen to me when I told him this. Maybe I have PCOS or something
This is not normal (CD10-17)None of them look positive dry but there were 2 in there that looked positive when they were wet and I got the smiley on the digital (which is less sensitive than these) but I shouldn't consistently have lines this dark. My OB was not at all concerned and didn't even seem to listen to me when I told him this. Maybe I have PCOS or something
UGH! What a jerk, I hate it when doctors don't listen. It's clear those tests shouldn't look like that!! Is it possible to change doctors??
I can if I find a better doctor. It sucks because I just started going to him and he seemed good the first time I saw him, but then this past time he didn't want to listen at all--just "if it takes a while (to get pregnant), then we can try Clomid". He was just like "those tests show color when you get a spike in that hormone" (which isn't really how they work anyway--he didn't seem to understand about the intensity of the color) and I told him I understand how they work but that I get dark lines a lot of the time and he didn't really care
UGHHH. Pam I am at my wits end with doctors right now and THAT pisses me off so much. I hate when doctors don't listen. Hate. It.
Oh no! I just saw your signature. I am sorry
My doctor doesn't seem at all concerned about repeat CPs either, which is another annoying thing.
I don't get why I should "wait a while" to see if something is wrong when obviously something is
I had dark results more often than normal before but I would also have days of very faint lines in between and ups and downs and I never had a smiley on the digital at all last month. Now the lines are the same all the time. With elevated LH because of PCOS, are the lines like this or are they positive all the time?
Still waiting to O here..
Im wondering if my abudance of water is affecting my OPK tests?? Ive been trying to drink at least 2 liters a day or 100oz + green tea and everything so I haven't gotten a positive yet but it seems like it'll be ALMOST positive and then the next time it'll be almost gone.. humm...
Still gonna wait it out and see, havent had too much ewcm so I dont think I've missed it yet!