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2ww Distraction/Unexpected Guest

Well at least my days will be busy!

My brother has decided that it would be a wonderful Christmas Surprise for his entire family- wife and 6 kids- to have Santa give them a 4 year old Bloodhound for Christmas! His wife has no idea. Well, this surprise arrived(all the way from Arkansas RmJohns!) a little early, so he is being stashed at our house until Christmas morning. At least one of my nieces is REALLY afraid of dogs and they have been trying for a while to get her over it, without much success, partially because she is not exposed to dogs more often. While I am in favor of them getting a dog(and his wife has said that she wants a dog), I'm not convinced this is the right one, but I guess the die has been cast...

I am planning on going with my sister to take it over early Christmas morning, I would love to see the kids reactions, but I'm sure that my SIL reaction will be priceless!! He is big! but he is very sweet, and hopefully will become a great addition to their family.

Anyhoo...my house and two dogs have been upended with the addition of this guy. My beagle mix had to go stay with my mom next door bc he is not a fan of ShoGun, but my dobie is beginning to warm up to him. FX this next week goes well!

Here is a pic of ShoGun, or as I like to call him Brutus the Bloodhound!

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Me: 34, DH: 31 :: TCC since 2/11
SA: Perfect! CD3  HSG = Blocked Right Tube
April- Femara 2.5mg + Trigger + IUI = BFN
May- Femara 5mg = CX - No Response on Left = BFN
June- Femara 7.5mg + Trigger + IUI = BFN
August- Lap & Hysteroscopy = Blocked & Partially Blocked Tubes
September- Femara 5mg = CX - No Response on Left = BFN
October- 100mg Clomid + Trigger + TI = BFN
IVF # 1: Stims 11/30 ER 12/12/12! (10R, 10M, 8F, 2T, 6 F) :: Beta #1- 176  c/p @ 4w4d
FET #1 February 26th :: Lost 4 to Thaw, Transferred 2 = BFFN
IVF # 2 Stims 5/10 ER 5/21 (15R, 13M, 13F, 2T, 7F- 6d3 & 1d5) :: Beta # 1- 15 c/p @ 4w
FET #2 Cancelled, Right Tube Developed a Hydro
8/28 Hydro & Scar Tissue Removed  Cleared for FET
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Re: 2ww Distraction/Unexpected Guest

  • This made me smile Twistsandturnsto2! What part of Arkansas did it come from? He looks like a pretty dog!

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    RE appt april 2012
    Dx: PCOS and stage 1 endo
    S/A 19 million, 48 motility, 1 morphology
    6.1 progestrone
    HSG: tubes clear
    clomid 50mg + #1 IUI + trigger 6/9/12 BFN 6/18/12 Clomid 150mg +#2 IUI + trigger: 7/9/2012 BFN 7/18/2012 stage 1: endo removed 8/14/12
    Letrozole 2.5mg+estrogen=cycle cancelled for little to no response
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  • Sounds like you have a full house! Cute dog :) But I cannot imagine being surprised with a pet by my DH- that's such a huge decision and commitment, and I would want to be part of the whole process. Let us know how it turns out!
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  • He is so cute!!

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    Stopped BCP 4/2010.
    Multiple clomid rounds from 11/2010 to 6/2011. ~ All BFN
    IUI w/clomid 7/2011. IUI w/clomid & injectables 11/2011 & 1/2012. ~ All BFN

    IVF:EPP 5/2012 ~ (4R, 3M, 2F w/ICSI). Both embryos txfrd. ~ BFN
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    ~ ET of 2 beautiful blasts on 11/27.
    Beta 1: 503(12dp5dt) Beta 2: 1035(14dpt) Beta 3: 3001(16dpt)
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    Sounds like you have a full house! Cute dog :) But I cannot imagine being surprised with a pet by my DH- that's such a huge decision and commitment, and I would want to be part of the whole process. Let us know how it turns out!

    I agree!


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    Him: 29 ~ perfect swimmers

    Laparotomy w/partial oophorectomy 8/2009 to remove cysts/endo.
    Stopped BCP 4/2010.
    Multiple clomid rounds from 11/2010 to 6/2011. ~ All BFN
    IUI w/clomid 7/2011. IUI w/clomid & injectables 11/2011 & 1/2012. ~ All BFN

    IVF:EPP 5/2012 ~ (4R, 3M, 2F w/ICSI). Both embryos txfrd. ~ BFN
    BCP to manage endo from 10/2012 to 12/2012.
    FET w/donor embryos #1: 10/2013 Cancelled
    FET w/donor embryos #1.2: 11/2013
    ~ ET of 2 beautiful blasts on 11/27.
    Beta 1: 503(12dp5dt) Beta 2: 1035(14dpt) Beta 3: 3001(16dpt)
    Beta 4: 8503(19dpt)
    Twins with an EDD of 8/15/14! Team Purple
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  • @RmJohns- He came from a breeder from Waldron, I'm not sure how my brother found him, but he is papered and has a good temperament so far.

    Yeah, my DH knows not to spring a dog on me like this. I'm really hopeing the magic of Santa Claus will help those kiddos welcome him home :) I think it's just the one niece, she's 6, that will take some time to get used to him. The others will be ok. 

     

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    SA: Perfect! CD3  HSG = Blocked Right Tube
    April- Femara 2.5mg + Trigger + IUI = BFN
    May- Femara 5mg = CX - No Response on Left = BFN
    June- Femara 7.5mg + Trigger + IUI = BFN
    August- Lap & Hysteroscopy = Blocked & Partially Blocked Tubes
    September- Femara 5mg = CX - No Response on Left = BFN
    October- 100mg Clomid + Trigger + TI = BFN
    IVF # 1: Stims 11/30 ER 12/12/12! (10R, 10M, 8F, 2T, 6 F) :: Beta #1- 176  c/p @ 4w4d
    FET #1 February 26th :: Lost 4 to Thaw, Transferred 2 = BFFN
    IVF # 2 Stims 5/10 ER 5/21 (15R, 13M, 13F, 2T, 7F- 6d3 & 1d5) :: Beta # 1- 15 c/p @ 4w
    FET #2 Cancelled, Right Tube Developed a Hydro
    8/28 Hydro & Scar Tissue Removed  Cleared for FET
    FET #2.2 Scheduled for September 20th
    2 Thawed, 2 Transferred! Beta #1- 96, Beta #2 906! :: EDD June 10th

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    Sounds like you have a full house! Cute dog :) But I cannot imagine being surprised with a pet by my DH- that's such a huge decision and commitment, and I would want to be part of the whole process. Let us know how it turns out!

    I agree!

    Funny because I would love to be surprised with a pet!   

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  • I JUST RUV HIM!!!! :) Bloodhounds are great.

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    Sounds like you have a full house! Cute dog :) But I cannot imagine being surprised with a pet by my DH- that's such a huge decision and commitment, and I would want to be part of the whole process. Let us know how it turns out!

    I agree!

    Funny because I would love to be surprised with a pet!   

    Same here! That's always been a wish of mine since I was little, to get a pet as a present! Twists - that dog is cute, GL with him over the next few days! It would definitely take my dobies some getting used to, so stay sane! ;) 

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  • he's so cute but omg 6 kids and a "horse"

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  • Aww, he is a cutie.  I always tease dh about getting a blood hound or beagle just because of the way I like how they talk and howl.  He says "no way!".  Yikes, I hope she's surprised in a good way...it sounds like they already have a busy house.  I would like to see her face when she sees her present!  Maybe you can take a picture for us! :)  I think it would be really fun to get a new pet as a present.

    Our house will be upended for the next few days too, MIL is bringing her sweet cat but OUR two cats do not like having their space invaded.  All three of them hiss at each other the whole time and otherwise our cats hide in the closet.  It really stresses them out (and me because I don't like to see them so uncomfortable in their own house).   

     Sounds like you will be very busy and hopefully it will make the time fly by for you!

    Me:38 Dh:36 TTC since Oct. 2010


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    Feb 2012 Found cyst during US, then first IUI without med = BFN

    April 2012 Laparoscopy for chocolate cyst and mod/severe endo removal

    June 2012 Clomid and IUI#2 = BFN

    July 2012 Clomid and IUI#3 = BFN

    September Menopur + Pregnyl + IUI = BFN

    November Menopur + Pregnyl + IUI = BFN

    #1 IVF in January with microdose flare protocol

    12/26 Started BCPs. 1/11 Start Lupron/Menogon/Puregon

    1/22 Trigger shot 1/24 ER 1/29 Embryo Transfer

    2/7 Beta#1 274 2/9 Beta#2 876 2/26 Ultrasound = Two heartbeats!!!


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  • Please video tape this....I agree that it will be priceless!!
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    RmJohns He came from a breeder from Waldron, I'm not sure how my brother found him, but he is papered and has a good temperament so far. Yeah, my DH knows not to spring a dog on me like this. I'm really hopeing the magic of Santa Claus will help those kiddos welcome him home : I think it's just the one niece, she's 6, that will take some time to get used to him. The others will be ok.nbsp;nbsp;


    I am about an hour and a half from Waldron, AR!



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    May, June, August 2012 - IUI#1-3 - Letrozole + Bravelle + Ovidrel trigger = BFN
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    IVF#1 (Long Lupron) - 12/6 ER - 20R 11F * 12/11 ET - Transferred 2 excellent blasts * 3 Frosties * 
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  • I loooove him!!! My DH and I both love bloodhounds but I can't handle the shoe string drool. Her face and a petrified screaming child should make for a nice Christmas morning lol. Let us know how it goes.
    Married 9-10-11

    Together 6 years before marriage

    Me 26 DH 28

    TTC since 9/2011

    Dx endo 2007 Sx laparoscopy

    End bcp 9/2011

    Dx annovulatory, DOR, Low AMH

    Hysteroscopy due to polyp 2-1-12

    IUI#1-3 Cancelled due to low response

    IUI#4 BFFN

    IVF#1 8/30 Beta#1 256, 8/31 Beta#2 482 BFP!! M/C 5w3d

    FET#1 Cancelled due to uterine fluid and thin lining

    FET#1.2Cancelled due to abnormal bleeding

    Hysteroscopy 12/28/12 All clear

    FET#1.3 2/2013 Cancelled

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  • Thanks Ladies. I will say that he has really grown on me, even with the messy face! 
    Me: 34, DH: 31 :: TCC since 2/11
    SA: Perfect! CD3  HSG = Blocked Right Tube
    April- Femara 2.5mg + Trigger + IUI = BFN
    May- Femara 5mg = CX - No Response on Left = BFN
    June- Femara 7.5mg + Trigger + IUI = BFN
    August- Lap & Hysteroscopy = Blocked & Partially Blocked Tubes
    September- Femara 5mg = CX - No Response on Left = BFN
    October- 100mg Clomid + Trigger + TI = BFN
    IVF # 1: Stims 11/30 ER 12/12/12! (10R, 10M, 8F, 2T, 6 F) :: Beta #1- 176  c/p @ 4w4d
    FET #1 February 26th :: Lost 4 to Thaw, Transferred 2 = BFFN
    IVF # 2 Stims 5/10 ER 5/21 (15R, 13M, 13F, 2T, 7F- 6d3 & 1d5) :: Beta # 1- 15 c/p @ 4w
    FET #2 Cancelled, Right Tube Developed a Hydro
    8/28 Hydro & Scar Tissue Removed  Cleared for FET
    FET #2.2 Scheduled for September 20th
    2 Thawed, 2 Transferred! Beta #1- 96, Beta #2 906! :: EDD June 10th

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