I tested with an ic and a frer and both negative. The thing that throws me off is, if I got a neg hcg blood test at 12dpo and now its 17dpo can I really get a positive? Not sure what to think. I might go pick up 2 other brands of tests and see.
My BIG u/s is scheduled for April 12th! I'll be 20 weeks to the day! I wish it was sooner, but it's only 5 weeks away from now!!!!
I hope to hear of some BFP's before I get to reveal the gender of this baby! :goodluck:
How confusing Ashly! Might as well test
I think I am going to test tomorrow morning. AF is not due until Wednesday but I'm so tired of waiting. I really don't think I am pregnant (no symptoms) but if I can just get a negative test then I can stop fretting and move on.
We'll see....I might make a drug store run on my way to choir.
Sandra~ Love the new ticker
YAY Sandra!!! I love the ticker too!!!
My ob called. She is great! She was like I knew it would start on it's own. She also said that I probally did O on cd 20 or 21 and that the almost posative I got was my body gearing up. She said my bloodwork was awesome and thinks I should get pregnant anytime now. I hope she is right. she did say sometimes clomid does make you O late but that is not the case for everyone, but for me it did. She said there is still a chance that I could release 2 eggs this cycle because the clomid is working it's way out of my system. So we will see! I feel a little better about it!
Yay Ashly I'm so happy your OB is so great! I've got everything crossed that it will happen for you.....and SOON!
Thank you Lesli, I am just ready to be pregnant! I told my ob bad part is waiting the 9 months!
Ashly - Hopefully now that your body is figuring things out again it will be in no time at all! Glad your Ob is so great!
Tested again today since my test on CD 29 was pretty light!
Hooray for getting darker!
Yay Sandra!!!! Beautiful line.
Yep it looks great Sandra! So excited for you guys! Have you already told Chris? Have you told the kids?
Chris was out of town when I tested the first time, so I sent him this in an email:
We haven't told anyone else yet. Chris likes to keep it a secret for a long time, even from our families (even though they will be thrilled!) He's like, "so we'll tell our families in July?" and I'm like, "Honey, I'll be fat by May." :rolleyes:
With Eli we didn't tell our families until I was 13 weeks. We'll see if I can make it that far again!
And we won't tell the kids yet Don't want any blabbing.
that is the cutest email! I bet he was so excited! Good luck keeping it a secret for so long!
Love all the lines!! Congrats agagin!!!
With LeLand I held off telling people till I was 23 weeks, I just wore a big hoodie, my mom will never ever be happy if we have more. She was done with grandkids when I had my second. Her loss not ours But you will be showing by 13 weeks with number 4 I was showing my 10wks.
Yeah, I was surprised no one could tell when I told everyone at 13 weeks last time. I thought I looked big already!
Ashly--are you still seeing a RE? Is she/he monitoring your cycles w/ ultrasounds? You will be able to measure the follies and see how many you have growing. That's the only true way to monitor clomid's affectiveness. You should also be getting cd 21 blood tests to check for O.
There has been NO activity on here all week! Where is everyone?
Ashly, how are you hon? I hope you're hanging in there okay. I've been thinking about you a lot this week. :bigarmhug:
Been thinking of you too Ashly! How are things going?
I have a sick house. It is no fun to be pregnant and have tonsillitis!
I am getting antsy, waiting for my 1st appt. I'll see my doc once I hit 8 weeks.
yep me too Ashly....I think I'm getting how the chart works now though.....so I've been stalking you that way :rolleyes:
I'm still super jealous of all you preggo's and TTC'ers I want a baby so bad right now it's ridiculous :eek:
Thank you so much of thinking about me It means a lot! Not too much to report. This is my first cycle off the clomid. I had a normal period and thought I was about to O but all of a sudden I started having spotting on cd 18 with cramping and now it's like having a light af with some cramps so I'm not sure whats going on. I feel like it might be time to just give up, I don't know how much more I can honestly take. I know women have tried for years and years and years and my ob is being very uplifting, I need to still wait another 4 cycles before they will consider the iui. So we shall see!
How is everyone doing?
:bigarmhug: Ashly~ I'm so sorry you're going through cycle madness again. I hope it comes around for you. BTW, I don't know if you remember, but this baby was conceived shortly after mid-cycle bleeding. I bled lightly, starting on a Thursday. I bled for 2 or 3 days, and then on Monday I got a positive OPK. This baby came from that. :bigarmhug:
Janelle you were the first person to pop in my head Trust me I even told hubby lol! What was your bleeding like?
very light in flow. It was reddish pink. Too heavy to be spotting, too light to be light flow. Felt like a period, but wrong time for it. Sometimes there'd be "clots", but that could be cm mixed in, then it would "clear" up (turn clear) before leaving and went straight to "fertile" cm. Didn't dry up like my normal AF's do (turn brown and yucky for a few days).
I swear to you not it's just like that, its starting to go away just a little spotting right now but when I wipe there is more on the paper and it's bloody cm. I am going to call my ob tomorrow but Im sure there is not a lot she can tell me!
don't give up Ashly! Hopefully it's just like Janelle said
Thank you Lesli I am trying not to give up but it really is hard not too!
My ob is out of town all week I don't ever go to the other obs in the practice I love my Dr and when I was in labor I never wanted any other dr to touch me lol! But they have a new young dr and she was very nice, she said she looked over my chart and the notes from the past few cycles. She thinks that I O'd cd 16 or 17. She said sometime you get some bleeding with your first O with not being on clomid and some women do have a mid cycle bleed but not a whole lot. Todays spotting is more when I wipe and its clear streachy cm with some blood so she said that might be a good sign. She said to bd tonight for 1 more chance and I should be good. So she is not sure if I am really 3dpo or not. She said wait 14 days to take a hpt. That seems so long. She will update my ob if she calls in.
Ashly, that sounds wonderful! I hope you catch an eggie (or two).
Thank you Janelle! I will take 1 eggie!
Have you talked to hubby about maybe us meeting? How much farther are you from Seattle now?
Sadly, we are too far. We moved another 6 hours south. It sucks on that front, but it was the right choice for us as a family.
Google Maps says just over 8 hours from here to there.
Oh I wish we had more time in Wa if we did I would so come and see you! Maybe in August when we go for hubbys high school reunion!
The spotting stoped last night into this morning but when I came home from the store it had become heavy and now some cramps, I had to go to a pad because its a lot more. We will see I guess!
I'm sorry, Ashly. Perhaps in August. I will DEFINITELY not be allowed to travel that far depending on the week in August and how I'm handling the last month of pregnancy, but you never know.
So my RE emailed me back and she thinks I either O'd cd8 or cd 14 but not cd15 or cd17 like others had thought. So I have no idea what is going one. She is going to email me back again but it's like COME ON!
That is a long bleed for implant don't you think? :/
diggin in deep? :confused:
Mary from my charting board said that maybe I have low progesterone and that is why I am spotting? My ob did bloodwork right before af this cycle and she said it was fine but that doesn't mean it's fine this cycle?
Well, it's your first un-medicated cycle, right? I suppose anything could happen. :bigarmhug:
Yes this is my first cycle off all meds. I was sort of just praying it would go smooth and I would get my bfp and we would be good! I called my Re and left a message hopefully she will call back but if not I am going Monday at 10am to another Re and see what they say. I would like to start the IuI in May if we can, insurance got all the info and authorized it today.
Well the Re was really no help to me when she called back. I don't think her and I are on the same page anymore either that or she doesn't remember me at all. She said that taking my temps doesn't help anything because it doesn't tell you if you O. She also said I would be the only one who would know if the spotting was a period or not. She also said I might not have o'd at all this month and the spotting is a period that came early because I did not O. She said I need to come and see her and we will start clomid again and progesterone. But her next appt isn't till june 13th at 3:45! So I am really really upset and I shouldn't be but I am and I hate that!
I am gonig to the other RE on monday and I will call my ob she should be back in town by than but I really just want my body to be back to normal!
Thanks for letting me vent!
Holy moly, Ash!!! That sucks!! I'd hate for a doctor who is supposed to know about this stuff to tell me what she told you! No wonder you're hitting up Ben & Jerry!
I went to the re this morning! What a really nice man He was so friendly and understanding. Basicly he explained everything like the other re did but he said that the clomid was probally working but the estrogen and the progesterone were over powering the clmoid and that is why I probally did not O those other months. He said they should have the stopped the estrogen and progesterone once my period came back and only do the clomid.
He said I am not pregnant right now and I did not ovulate this month at all. He did an ultrasound and saw 9 follies on the right and 8 on the left. My linning is thin. He also was not sure about the midcycle spotting that my temps are all over the place but he said by the looks of the ultrasound I did not O.
But he is going to go ahead with some hcg shots clmoid and iui!!! SO FREAKIN EXCITED!!!!!!! I was crying! He said that at this rate he does not think I could get pregnant without at least the clomid and hcg injections. He says he has seen other women with the same problem and they got preggo the first round or second and very quickly!
He said if we did not want to do this that it might take 6-18 months of no meds or anything before I could get pregnant. He said it could be sooner or it could be the 18th months!
So if a period doesn't start in 14 days I am to call and he will give me something to bring it on. Cd 5-9 do the clomid, On cd12 I will drive an hour to the main hospital for my ultrasound if it looks good I will go home and do my first shot. Next day drive the hour again do a the ultrasound go home have sex, come the next day again and do the iui and 16 days later either get + hpt or do it again. He said he will do as many cycles but assures me it wont be more than 2!
So I am really happy I have an answer and I have help! Sucky part is my insurance covers everything except the shots and they are 110.00 each so yeah I must be really frugal the next few months!!
WOW! I'm happy you got to see someone who could actually explain things to you and has such a positive outlook with details on how it will work! $110 per shot sounds almost more painful than actually doing the shot! But it will be worth it in the end! Here's hoping that it only takes one try! :goodluck:
Thank you Janelle!! Im super excited!! I think the shot will hurt I am sure! You have to pinch some fat on your belly 2inches away from your belly button and insert the shot and you have to press hard to get through the skin,they had like a fake belly to practice on and I was like oh man!But it will be worth it in the end!
Ashly---when I did the HCG shots they ordered from a mail order pharmacy and my shot + progest suppositories were like $75. And my insurance didn't cover any of it. I wish I could remember where they ordered it from.
Jessica, did you order them or did your dr? That price is at Giant Eagle here and that was the cheapest, the dr has a place I could order them from but it was about 18.00 more. They didn't say anything about progesterone supp! I hope I don't need those!
yay Ashly! So hope this is it for you!
I am stalking you!!! lol