TTC after 35

Weekly Check-In

This check in is for anyone on the board. There is a new check in for ladies over 40 but you are welcome to post both places if you want. Please intro on the main board before checking in so we can "meet" you!

1. Your Name or Screen Name ( not full names) and State you are from...

2. How long have you been TTC? TTC#1 or TTC#2, 3 etc...?

3. What are you doing this cycle? Are you seeking help with a fertility specialist ( RE)? If so where are you at? Testing? Medicated cycles? IUI? IVF? Charting/temping?

4. Where are you in your cycle? ( Waiting to O, 2WW etc) If in the 2ww when will you test? Experiencing any weird "phantom" symptoms ladies in your 2ww?

5. How do you feel about this cycle? (Are you hopeful, anxious... etc)

QOTW:
What are you looking forward to most about summer?
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Me:36 DH:38 TTC#1 since 4/2012
Me DX: Hashimotos,Hypothyroid, DOR, MTHFR,  DH: normal

 IUI #1-#4 BFNs and a few cancelled cycles in the mix.
- poor responder
***Suprise BFP on 6/13/13. Natural MC @6wks 3days
IVF#1 and 2- Cancelled due to no response on max stimms
FET 5/20- BFP
1st Beta- 641
2nd beta- 2166
Sono- TWINS!!!!
Two Boys! Born January 2015 @36 weeks.  Healthy and no NICU!  So blessed!



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  • ksgsmuksgsmu member


    1. ksgsmu   katy from tx

    2. 2 years

    Cycle update:  I am on estrogen waiting for my lining check so we can transfer!  Estimated transfer date is still 5/21.... two weeks!  Seems forever away still.


    QOTW:
    What are you looking forward to most about summer?
    Just floating in the pool with DH
    ***siggy/ticker warning***

    Me:36 DH:38 TTC#1 since 4/2012
    Me DX: Hashimotos,Hypothyroid, DOR, MTHFR,  DH: normal

     IUI #1-#4 BFNs and a few cancelled cycles in the mix.
    - poor responder
    ***Suprise BFP on 6/13/13. Natural MC @6wks 3days
    IVF#1 and 2- Cancelled due to no response on max stimms
    FET 5/20- BFP
    1st Beta- 641
    2nd beta- 2166
    Sono- TWINS!!!!
    Two Boys! Born January 2015 @36 weeks.  Healthy and no NICU!  So blessed!



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  • Davie813Davie813 member
    edited May 2014
    @ksgsmu, it's coming right up!  So exciting!

    1. Davie813, Chicago

    2. 5 cycles TTC #2

    3. Charting, temping, opks, supplements, preseed, just started acupuncture.  This is our last try before OB refers me to an RE.

    4. 2 DPO.

    5. Not expecting much.  I think it's probably going to take a few months and RE assistance (if it happens).  I had a really vivid and happy dream the night I ovulated that I was pregnant with a daughter, but that my due date wasn't until August 25--even though I was sure that was several months late.  Who knows--maybe my body is trying to tell me something.

    QOTW:
    What are you looking forward to most about summer?  Outdorr seating at restaurants?  Spending time at the lake?  I like everything about summer!
    *****Signature/Ticker Warning******

    Me: 41, DH: 45
    DD, 6/15/2013
    TTC #2 beginning January 2014
    AMH 1.05; FSH range 7-11

    July 2014: IUI #1.  Follistim + Pregnyl.  2 follicles--BFN
    September 2014: IUI #2.  Follistim + Pregnyl + Ganirelix + Crinone.  4(?) follicles--BFN
    October 2014: IUI #3.  More Follistim + More Ganirelix + Pregnyl + Crinone.  4 follicles--BFP!  Beta #1=10 Beta #2=33 Beta #3=97 Beta #4=158.  M/C 11/1/14
    December 2014: IVF #1.  Microdose Lupron protocol.  9R, 9M, 9F.  3 5-day blasts transferred 12/15. BFFN.
    April 2015: IVF #2.  Microdose Lupron protocol.  16R, 15M, 12F. Transferred 2 5-day blasts 4/12 and froze 4--BFP!  M/C 5/25/15
    August 2015: IVF #3.  14R, 13M, 11F.  Froze 5 blasts for CCS testing.  3 normals.  FET planned for 10/2015.



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  • lcwedlcwed member
    1. Lisa, TX

    2. TTC#2 since January

    3. OPK.

    4. CD 28 in the 2WW.  Phantom symptoms include cramping/stomach muscle pains, sore breasts, and frequent urination.  Not sure when I ovulated so I will try to wait until after Mother's Day if AF hasn't shown up.  Right now "Resist the urge to POAS" is the mantra running through my head.

    5. I'm still telling myself this cycle is a wash.  Most of those phantom symptoms I have had every month so it really doesn't mean anything.  One sliver of hope is I usually get annoying tongue blisters on my tongue before AF, but I haven't had any so far.  I think that is what is fueling the POAS urge.

    QOTW:
    No more grading(it is the only thing I hate about teaching),  I can be a SAHM for 2 months, swimming, eating on the patio, and sandals.
    Daisypath Anniversary tickers

    Me 36 DH 39

    DD 3/29/12
                      BFP 6/4/14 ~ MMC 7/7/14 ~ D&C 7/15/14            
    BFP 11/28/14 ~ MMC  12/29/14    

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  • Your Name or Screen Name (not full names) and State you are from... 

    URMySunshine77 from Northern California

     

    How long have you been TTC? TTC#1 or TTC#2, 3 etc...?

    TTC#2 for two months, NTNP for three months before that.

     

    What are you doing this cycle?

    Charting and temping, Wondfo OPKs, PNV, decaf green tea

     

    Where are you in your cycle?

    CD2. Even though I said that I was going to just see how my cycle went last time, I was still emotionally invested. It is hard not to be.

     

    How do you feel about this cycle?

    FF adjusted my fertile window timing yesterday so that it may be over a weekend mid-May. This gave me peace and hope because it gives us a better chance of multiple BD attempts. To my DH’s credit, he works crazy hours. He is gone from 8-9 and continues to work or have meetings when he comes home. Sometimes he wakes up at 3 or 4 in the morning to do more work with international contacts.

    I am still frustrated by the FW in last cycle. Even though we had sex on the day before O, I had literally no CM that night. So frustrating, ladies. Does that ever happen to any of you—no CM just before O? I was drinking water like crazy. Someone in TTGP mentioned eating more Omega 3’s. I would love to hear any advice!

    @Radiantly said something that resonated with me this week (to @ciara_test): “Try to see [the arrival of AF] as another month that you now have to be super healthy for the baby.... they say the 100 days pre-conception are the most important... or at least are very important.” You made me feel better by saying this. Thanks.  >:D<

     

    What are you looking forward to most about summer?

    Sitting outside to eat sunny meals and going to the beach to watch the dog chase seagulls on the shore.


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  • Good luck to everyone this month
    ksgsmu yay 5-21!

    1. Kindershlitz, MI
    2. TTC# 2 10th cycle
    3. going with just opks, tracking on apps (seem to be regular, what's the deal?!), PNV, water,  revisit to OB in June or July for next step
    4. CD 8
    5. Hoping this one works, DH cancelled his annual golf trip with his brother due to the timing, he will be gone one night but they're keeping it pretty local.  So hoping that was worth it! 
    Summer! The weather change in general- tired of wearing a coat! walks around town, trips to up north resort towns

  • 1. Your Name or Screen Name ( not full names) and State you are from... 
    Radiantly, from Brooklyn NY

    2. How long have you been TTC? TTC#1 or TTC#2, 3 etc...? 
    TTC#1 since our honeymoon last August, but only 'really' trying with lots of sex, temperatures since Thanksgiving.  Used OPKs starting in Feb.  Did lots of travel so missed 2 months.  This month we've been together the whole month!

    3. What are you doing this cycle? Are you seeking help with a fertility specialist ( RE)? If so where are you at? Testing? Medicated cycles? IUI? IVF? Charting/temping?
    Just saw my gyno, she said realistically everything seems good, esp. since I had the vaginal ultrasounds last year when they removed my IUD. She said if we aren't pregnant by the end of the summer to come back. She gave me a script for SA, not sure if we're going to do that. My DH started acupuncture last week and cut out coffee.

    We are temping and charting - see attached! :)  

    I've cut out caffeine (except for a little bit of chocolate, sometimes a lot lol).  Also cut out alcohol for the most part. It dehydrates me.  I have been drinking nettles tea, and pregnancy tea with raspberry leaf.  Taking prenatals every now and again (the pills are huge, i tell myself i don't need all that because I eat lots of kale and veggies anyway).  I take cod liver oil (a tbsp a day).

    4. Where are you in your cycle? ( Waiting to O, 2WW etc) If in the 2ww when will you test? Experiencing any weird "phantom" symptoms ladies in your 2ww? 
    Today is my temp shift so that means that I ovulated.  I feel like we should have had sex last night (the last time was Tuesday night) just in case but my CM was not very moist so I figured it was past.  Still, maybe we'll do it tonight just in case it's an amazing egg.  We BDed a lot this past 8 days and used pre-seed so I'm just hoping this will work.

    5. How do you feel about this cycle? (Are you hopeful, anxious... etc) 
    Hopeful but nervous to be too hopeful.  If this is the month, then we will announce it on our 1 year anniversary - that would be SO AWESOME!!!  It's gonna be a long 2WW.

    QOTW: 
    What are you looking forward to most about summer?
    Summer nights, the warmth of the sun, and being relaxed. Getting and being PREGNANT. :)

    TTC#1 since Aug 2013, I'm 37, DH 41.  
    Maya Arvigo Abdominal massage (daily self care), plus TTC meditations.
    I'm very sensitive to diet (gluten, avoid processed foods) and environment. Have a history of inflammation and tendinitis before going off gluten in 2009.  
    July 2014 - RE Visit #1: Eggs look good, Endometrioma on R ovary, HSG showed blocked R tube close to ovary. DH SA normal 
    DX: Endometriosis probably the IF cause and gunking up tubes.  Since egg reserve is high, RE says I can wait a couple months and then get laproscopic surgery to remove endo & clear tube.  If that doesn't help then move to IVF. 
    Dec 2014 - Saw new RE - does not recommend surgery on tube as it isn't likely to help.  Doubts I have endometriosis.  My endometrioma shrunk to neglible size (yay!) 
    Seriously considering IVF in March/April
    12/17/14 - Natural BFP! 
  • Not sure if attachment worked. Try this one?
    TTC#1 since Aug 2013, I'm 37, DH 41.  
    Maya Arvigo Abdominal massage (daily self care), plus TTC meditations.
    I'm very sensitive to diet (gluten, avoid processed foods) and environment. Have a history of inflammation and tendinitis before going off gluten in 2009.  
    July 2014 - RE Visit #1: Eggs look good, Endometrioma on R ovary, HSG showed blocked R tube close to ovary. DH SA normal 
    DX: Endometriosis probably the IF cause and gunking up tubes.  Since egg reserve is high, RE says I can wait a couple months and then get laproscopic surgery to remove endo & clear tube.  If that doesn't help then move to IVF. 
    Dec 2014 - Saw new RE - does not recommend surgery on tube as it isn't likely to help.  Doubts I have endometriosis.  My endometrioma shrunk to neglible size (yay!) 
    Seriously considering IVF in March/April
    12/17/14 - Natural BFP! 
  • URMySunshine77 -- it looks like perhaps I O'ed on the day that the temp dropped quite substantially, and that day my CM was not very wet. It got wet again the next 2 days.  I wonder........... maybe that is normal? 
    TTC#1 since Aug 2013, I'm 37, DH 41.  
    Maya Arvigo Abdominal massage (daily self care), plus TTC meditations.
    I'm very sensitive to diet (gluten, avoid processed foods) and environment. Have a history of inflammation and tendinitis before going off gluten in 2009.  
    July 2014 - RE Visit #1: Eggs look good, Endometrioma on R ovary, HSG showed blocked R tube close to ovary. DH SA normal 
    DX: Endometriosis probably the IF cause and gunking up tubes.  Since egg reserve is high, RE says I can wait a couple months and then get laproscopic surgery to remove endo & clear tube.  If that doesn't help then move to IVF. 
    Dec 2014 - Saw new RE - does not recommend surgery on tube as it isn't likely to help.  Doubts I have endometriosis.  My endometrioma shrunk to neglible size (yay!) 
    Seriously considering IVF in March/April
    12/17/14 - Natural BFP! 
  • Davie813Davie813 member
    edited May 2014

    Radiantly said:
    URMySunshine77 -- it looks like perhaps I O'ed on the day that the temp dropped quite substantially, and that day my CM was not very wet. It got wet again the next 2 days.  I wonder........... maybe that is normal? 
    That's what it looks like to me, too.  Like me (maybe) it looks like you ovulated the same day as your + opk.  Weird.  As for the CM, it's never been a reliable way for me to gauge anything, and I think it's totally normal to get random patches of fertile CM after ovulation.

    @URMySunshine, taking evening primrose oil (rich in omegas) does seem to have helped with my CM, for what it's worth.
    *****Signature/Ticker Warning******

    Me: 41, DH: 45
    DD, 6/15/2013
    TTC #2 beginning January 2014
    AMH 1.05; FSH range 7-11

    July 2014: IUI #1.  Follistim + Pregnyl.  2 follicles--BFN
    September 2014: IUI #2.  Follistim + Pregnyl + Ganirelix + Crinone.  4(?) follicles--BFN
    October 2014: IUI #3.  More Follistim + More Ganirelix + Pregnyl + Crinone.  4 follicles--BFP!  Beta #1=10 Beta #2=33 Beta #3=97 Beta #4=158.  M/C 11/1/14
    December 2014: IVF #1.  Microdose Lupron protocol.  9R, 9M, 9F.  3 5-day blasts transferred 12/15. BFFN.
    April 2015: IVF #2.  Microdose Lupron protocol.  16R, 15M, 12F. Transferred 2 5-day blasts 4/12 and froze 4--BFP!  M/C 5/25/15
    August 2015: IVF #3.  14R, 13M, 11F.  Froze 5 blasts for CCS testing.  3 normals.  FET planned for 10/2015.



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  • krappkrapp member
    1) krapp, Chicago
    2) TTC #2, 2nd cycle
    3) going to continue w OPKs, fertility monitor, maybe try Mucinex
    4) CD 1- AF arrived this morning:(
    5) Cautiously hopeful about this cycle; DH going for first SA next week following his VR in March
    QOTW: Looking forward to relaxing at the pool
  • 1. Your Name or Screen Name ( not full names) and State you are from...

    Tat2Mami - Northern California

    2. How long have you been TTC? TTC#1 or TTC#2, 3 etc...?

    TTC #2 - 2nd Cycle
    If I don't conceive this month, I am going to be having my gallbladder removed on June 2nd. Not sure how I'll feel about BD'ng post surgery so next month might be a wash...


    3. What are you doing this cycle? Are you seeking help with a fertility specialist ( RE)? If so where are you at? Testing? Medicated cycles? IUI? IVF? Charting/temping?

    Being aware of my 'O' day. There is lots of BD'ing goin' on!

    4. Where are you in your cycle? ( Waiting to O, 2WW etc) If in the 2ww when will you test? Experiencing any weird "phantom" symptoms ladies in your 2ww?

    I am on CD 23. According to app, supposed to get AF next Wednesday. I haven't really felt any phantom symptoms other than some cramping last week when I was supposed to have O'd. I'll probably POAS on Monday. ;)

    5. How do you feel about this cycle? (Are you hopeful, anxious... etc)

    Like @Radiantly said .. hopeful, but not wanting to be too hopeful just in case.

    QOTW:
    What are you looking forward to most about summer?
    I am definitely looking forward to the warm weather and taking my DD to the pool. Get my tan on with a great book. I also love eating dinner outside. Cleaning the house with the doors and windows open ... makes me smile just thinking about it. :)

    Me: 38 ~  DH: 38 ~   DD: 8
    TTC #2 since March/April 2014.
     
     
  • @URMySunshine77

    There are some months when I don't get a lot of CM ... I use Preseed :)
    Me: 35, DH: 33
    TTC for first baby since 11/13
    Charting BBT
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  • Wishing everyone a wonderful and successful month/cycle!

    1. Lady2010 in Boston
    2. TTC#1 since Mar 2012
    3. We have been seeing a RE since last summer.  We are doing a Natural FET this cycle
    4. We are now in the 2WW.  Just had my transfer today (CD25).  They transferred 1 expanded AB blastocyst.  Beta is 5/20 - beta or bust.
    5. I want to be optimistic but this is our 3rd transfer so I am having a hard time being too optimistic and of course too soon for any symptoms, phantom or real.

    QOTW: Since I live in the northeast, and this year has been particularly brutal, I am looking forward to being able to put away ALL my coats and sweaters (finally washed my puffy coats over the weekend and going to send my wool coat to the cleaners this week). And being able to wear short sleeves. (still wearing long sleeves, light sweaters, etc)

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    Me:37 DH:39
    TTC#1 since 3/2012

    Diagnosis : Unexplained Infertility

    3 BFN rounds Clomid + IUI
    IVF 1 - BFN, 1 Frozen
    IVF 2 - BFN, 5 Frozen
    FET 1 - BFP!!! EDD 1/24/15 Beta 1: 700, Beta 2: 2,156; 1st U/S 6w3d: HB 118bpm, 2nd U/S 9w3d: HB 171bpm

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  • GL everyone!!!! I hope we all find success soon.

    TAT2MAMI - I had my gallbladder out before we started to conceiving.  Was a fairly easy procedure and recovery wasn't too bad.  GL if you proceed with it.

    3. IVF #3. We have a change in protocol this time in hopes of getting better results.  We'll be batching what we retreivw with last months 2 frozen embryos.  If we get enough this cycle we'll do PGD  on everything and hopefully transfer. If not, I suppose we'll freeze what we can and retrieve again. At this age I gotta get all the eggs out I can.

    4. Waiting for my LH surge on OPK so I can then start estrogen patches.

    5. Hopeful that the protocol change will give us better results.  Completely scared that I'm just too old now and nothing good will come of all this.

    QOTW:  Warm weather and long days of sunshine. Also, hopefully announcing my pregnancy :)

    **** siggy warning - bfp & loss ****   ---- All Welcome ---

    Me: 44 - Hashimoto's (under control), DH: 38 - (minor issues)


    IUIs: 2 in 2012 ... Both BFN
    IVF #1: 10/16/13 ... BFP, however it was not viable and ended in an early loss at 7weeks.

    IVF #2: Feb '14 ... Cancelled. Positive beta at baseline appt, became very early loss.
    IVF #2: Apr '
    14 ... Retrieval Only. 2 embryos made it to day 3 freeze & will be batched with IVF #3 for PGD testing.
    IVF #3: June '14
    ...
    Retrieval Only. 4 embryos growing, all arrested before day 5. Two from April thawed, but also arrested.
    Currently benched while determining how to proceed.

    "Keep going until you can't fail"

     

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  • 1. Leanna from Virginia 

    2. TTC#1 for 18 months

    3. Losing weight. This is my last ditch effort/month to try naturally, so we are BD a lot in the next few weeks. Then back to the RE for first IUI if we aren't successful.

    4. Waiting to O. 

    5. I am hopeful. I feel like we can really time it well this month, if we try very hard. 

    QOTW: 
    I love summer. Even though I'm not going on a big beach vacation or anything, I love the longer days...the relaxed atmosphere at work...the idea of long weekends away is a bonus too! I may have to plan one!
    *TW below*
    Me: 40 DH: 38
    TTC since November 2012
    BFP IUI Cycle 2 Dec 2016
    Baby Boy Due Sept 12 2017
    Elias (Eli) born 9/2/17 at 7:07pm weight 8lbs 10oz and 20.5 inches long!!


  • efhoping2010 from midwest

    TTC #3 since May 2012 many IVF cycles and losses since

     IVF/ICSI #4, oy #4 in July. Estrogen Priming with antagonist this time with the addition of DHEA and CoQ10 for embryo quality.  A fresh sperm aspiration PESA for DH too on the same day as ER.

    Waiting for AF to schedule mock transfer and SIS.  DH says another IVF is my Mother's Day Gift this year, I am still a bit shocked.  

    Trying to be positive but after so many cycles that failed or ended in miscarriage it is getting tougher.

    QOTW: IVF cycle in July, just kidding, visiting my parents out of state and DH's parents out of the country too.

    Wishing everyone well :)
    H: 34 dx Azoospermia due to CBAVD from CF  
    ME: 39 IS FINE!!!  DOR and poor AMH/FSH/LH
    IVF/ICSI/PESA #1 Beta 1 373 Beta 2 1783 BOY/GIRL TWINS!! Born April 2010!!
    Natural FET 5/26/12 2 blasts Beta 1 207 Beta 2 513 Beta 3 1377 U/S 6/28 Pregnancy not viable d & c scheduled :( 
    IVF/ICSI/PESA #2 ER 11/15/12 Nothing to transfer :( 
    IVF/ICSI #3 April 2013 MDLF 3dt of 3 embryos, chemical :(  
    IVF #4/ICSI/MESA/CCS/FET EPP April 2015
    ODWU CCRM with Dr. Sch COMPLETE!!!! Put on acai supplement they are studying for DOR and embryo quality.
    DAY 3 Labs Drawn 2/26 put on vitamin D and calcium supplements
    Regroup and Protocol Reveal 3/04 "Bazooka Protocol" EPP with MDLF "Protocol 6 with patches"
    ER/MESA 4/10 ER 9 eggs retrieved MESA success found live swimmers :)
    Fertilization Report 6 eggs mature and ICSI'd 4 eggs fertilized normally
    Day 6 Report to Blast for CCS 4/16: 2 DAY 5 BLASTS BIOPSIED FOR CCS a 4AB and a 3AB!!!!
    CCS Results BOTH BLASTS CCS NORMAL!!!!!!  call on 4/24
    Regroup call to discuss CCS results and FET call on 5/20
    FET prep: CD 1 6/08 CD 3 Start BCP 6/10, HSG 6/12 Lupron Start 10 iu 6/17 End BCP 6/21 CD 1 6/23!!!
    Start vivelle patches 6/25 change e/o/d reduce Lupron to 5iu 6/25 Blood Draw 7/01, 7/08, 7/15, 7/19
    Increase vivelle patches 7/03 2 change e/o/d and 7/05 change e/o/d 3 and 7/07 4 change e/o/d add vaginal estrace 2x a day
    Lining Check/Blood Draw 7/08 and 7/15 End Lupron 7/18  Start PIO 1ml daily 7/18  Blood  Draw 7/19
    Flight to clinic 7/22
    FET 2 CCS BLASTS :):)  7/23 :):) YES YES both thawed and both fully expanded :):)
    7/26 :):) 3dp5dt PM very very faint positive FRER
    7/27: 4dp5dt Neg Digi AM but very very faint positive FRER PM POSITIVE DIGI CLEARBLUE PREGNANT 1-2 :):) 
    7/31:8dp5dt AM POSITIVE DIGI CLEARBLUE PREGNANT 2-3!!!! :):) 
    Beta 1 8/01= 408!!!!!!!!!! at 9dp5dt FET
    Beta 2 8/03 = 1014!!!!!!!!!! at 11dp5dt FET
    8/05/2015 AM POSITIVE DIGI CLEARBLUE PREGNANT 3+!!!! :):) 
    First Ultrasound: 8/20!!!!!! TWINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Genetics says BOTH BOYS!!!!!!!!!
    Second Ultrasound: 9/03!!!!!!!!!!










     










  • @PrivateOne - I am definitely going to get it removed because I don't to live with the unexpected attacks of pain. If I didn't conceive this month,then it will be done on June 2nd.
    What do you think of them wanting to do the procedure while 14 weeks pregnant (start of 2nd trimester)? It makes me way nervous, but I can't imagine having pain like that while pregnant. Plus, the baby would eventually push up into those organs. My DD was 8 1/2 lbs and I'm only 5'1 so she took up A LOT of room in my body!

    Me: 38 ~  DH: 38 ~   DD: 8
    TTC #2 since March/April 2014.
     
     
  • 1. Stellasoo from Minnesota. 

    2. We've been TTC #1 since September 2013.

    3. We started with a new RE a couple weeks ago and doing our first IUI this month. I had my baseline ultrasound and took my first Clomid yesterday. When I got the Clomid, the pharmacist told me she used it to get pregnant and it made her ovaries "jumpy." I'm very curious to see if it happens to me and what exactly a jumpy ovary feels like. 

    4. I'm waiting to ovulate. 

    5. I'm all over the place about this cycle. This might sound crazy but I have this gut feeling that this is not my month but I'm really trying to be positive about it. With that being said, I'm grateful and excited to have a plan in place and I hope it works or leads us down the right path. I'm anxious about this stupid HSG test and about what side effects I might experience from the clomid and trigger shot. 

    QOTW: 
    We've named this summer our "Summer of Fun." We have a lot of camping trips and other fun little things planned. If I'm not pregnant by August (or if I am and the doc give me the okay), we're going backpacking on Isle Royale, which I've wanted to do for sooo long. 
    Pregnancy Ticker 
    Our TTC Journey: Me: 39 (short luteal phase, hypothyroidism) DH: 41 (no problems)
    Pre-TTC: worked with a physician nutritionist on health improvement to naturally increase LP and get healthy.
    Cycles 1-9: Supplemented with progesterone during LP and acupuncture. All BFN's. 
    Cycle 10: switched to a new RE, medicated IUI and continued acupuncture. BFP! EDD: 2/5/15. Beta 1: 49; Beta 2: 151; Beta 3: 1878. 7w4d HB was 153. 
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  • Davie813 - for the past 3 months I've used OPK i think the + sign is the day i ovulate b/c the temp goes up either the next day or day after. is that weird?
    Davie813 said:

    Radiantly said:
    URMySunshine77 -- it looks like perhaps I O'ed on the day that the temp dropped quite substantially, and that day my CM was not very wet. It got wet again the next 2 days.  I wonder........... maybe that is normal? 
    That's what it looks like to me, too.  Like me (maybe) it looks like you ovulated the same day as your + opk.  Weird.  As for the CM, it's never been a reliable way for me to gauge anything, and I think it's totally normal to get random patches of fertile CM after ovulation.

    @URMySunshine, taking evening primrose oil (rich in omegas) does seem to have helped with my CM, for what it's worth.

    TTC#1 since Aug 2013, I'm 37, DH 41.  
    Maya Arvigo Abdominal massage (daily self care), plus TTC meditations.
    I'm very sensitive to diet (gluten, avoid processed foods) and environment. Have a history of inflammation and tendinitis before going off gluten in 2009.  
    July 2014 - RE Visit #1: Eggs look good, Endometrioma on R ovary, HSG showed blocked R tube close to ovary. DH SA normal 
    DX: Endometriosis probably the IF cause and gunking up tubes.  Since egg reserve is high, RE says I can wait a couple months and then get laproscopic surgery to remove endo & clear tube.  If that doesn't help then move to IVF. 
    Dec 2014 - Saw new RE - does not recommend surgery on tube as it isn't likely to help.  Doubts I have endometriosis.  My endometrioma shrunk to neglible size (yay!) 
    Seriously considering IVF in March/April
    12/17/14 - Natural BFP! 
  • Davie813 said:

    Radiantly said:
    URMySunshine77 -- it looks like perhaps I O'ed on the day that the temp dropped quite substantially, and that day my CM was not very wet. It got wet again the next 2 days.  I wonder........... maybe that is normal? 
    That's what it looks like to me, too.  Like me (maybe) it looks like you ovulated the same day as your + opk.  Weird.  As for the CM, it's never been a reliable way for me to gauge anything, and I think it's totally normal to get random patches of fertile CM after ovulation.

    @URMySunshine, taking evening primrose oil (rich in omegas) does seem to have helped with my CM, for what it's worth.
    @Davie813: How do you take evening primrose oil? Do you add it to drinks? Thanks!

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  • @URMySunshine77, I take it in capsules (they're not with me, so I forget the dosage), 3 x a day from CD 1 through ovulation.  I get them at Whole Foods, but I'm sure they're available elsewhere.
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    AMH 1.05; FSH range 7-11

    July 2014: IUI #1.  Follistim + Pregnyl.  2 follicles--BFN
    September 2014: IUI #2.  Follistim + Pregnyl + Ganirelix + Crinone.  4(?) follicles--BFN
    October 2014: IUI #3.  More Follistim + More Ganirelix + Pregnyl + Crinone.  4 follicles--BFP!  Beta #1=10 Beta #2=33 Beta #3=97 Beta #4=158.  M/C 11/1/14
    December 2014: IVF #1.  Microdose Lupron protocol.  9R, 9M, 9F.  3 5-day blasts transferred 12/15. BFFN.
    April 2015: IVF #2.  Microdose Lupron protocol.  16R, 15M, 12F. Transferred 2 5-day blasts 4/12 and froze 4--BFP!  M/C 5/25/15
    August 2015: IVF #3.  14R, 13M, 11F.  Froze 5 blasts for CCS testing.  3 normals.  FET planned for 10/2015.



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  • Davie813 said:
    @URMySunshine77, I take it in capsules (they're not with me, so I forget the dosage), 3 x a day from CD 1 through ovulation.  I get them at Whole Foods, but I'm sure they're available elsewhere.
    Thank you @Davie813!

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  • 1. Lia from Scotland
    2. TTC #1
    3. We're doing IVF in mid-July. Looking at egg retrieval on the 13th and transfer on the 18th.
    4. I'm just waiting for the IVF. Laire and @Astrabacus' dad died about a week and a half ago, so what with going from one end of the country to the other pretty much continuously since then, and with Laire refusing to go to the funeral (@Astrabacus' wedding was going to be the first time she'd seen him since she was 12) its been hectic and I forgot to temp for eight days, so I don't really know where I am, other than I'm around my normal ovulation date. I'll start again next cycle though.
    5. I'm still hopeful!

    QOTW: The possibility of being pregnant I guess? And camping, we're doing lots of camping. And Iona's wedding.
  • @LaireAndLia, I'm so sorry about your father-in-law.  Hugs.
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    DD, 6/15/2013
    TTC #2 beginning January 2014
    AMH 1.05; FSH range 7-11

    July 2014: IUI #1.  Follistim + Pregnyl.  2 follicles--BFN
    September 2014: IUI #2.  Follistim + Pregnyl + Ganirelix + Crinone.  4(?) follicles--BFN
    October 2014: IUI #3.  More Follistim + More Ganirelix + Pregnyl + Crinone.  4 follicles--BFP!  Beta #1=10 Beta #2=33 Beta #3=97 Beta #4=158.  M/C 11/1/14
    December 2014: IVF #1.  Microdose Lupron protocol.  9R, 9M, 9F.  3 5-day blasts transferred 12/15. BFFN.
    April 2015: IVF #2.  Microdose Lupron protocol.  16R, 15M, 12F. Transferred 2 5-day blasts 4/12 and froze 4--BFP!  M/C 5/25/15
    August 2015: IVF #3.  14R, 13M, 11F.  Froze 5 blasts for CCS testing.  3 normals.  FET planned for 10/2015.



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  • @Davie813 Thank you, but really, don't worry about it. I never met him, and he refused to admit that Laire was even his, even after a DNA test was done and found positive. He was that biggest idiot I have ever heard of.
  • Liz from sunny Florida
    First official month TTC
    Just charting right now
    CD 26 - I wont test unless I'm 3-5 DPO (I've always had a super predictable AF schedule). Phantom symptoms include cramping (particularly on my middle to left side and tender breasts. 
    I'm pessimistic about this cycle because our timing was off, but crazier things have happened. Even though I'm pretty sure i'll be BFN this month, the "what if"s are starting to drive me crazy. If I'm feeling like this my first month TTC, I'm going to drive myself batsh!t crazy!
     
    I am soo looking forward to our trip to Cali (San Francisco and Napa) later this month (which will coincide perfect with "o" timing, so I plan to BD the entire trip)!
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  • Melissa from Pennsylvania 

    TTC #1 actively for 3 months, but we were never preventing. 

    Temping, using OPK,  I am overwhelmed with CM because to me it all looks kinda the same. We are going to a fertility doctor this month. 

    Today is CD17. 

    I am not confident in this cycle because I am not sure if I ovulated, since I never had a  peak" reading on my OPK.

    I am looking forward to heading to the beach,  having BBQ's in our new home,  and hopefully being prego. 


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    Found out in May I have 2 blocked tubes.
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  • Just wanted to update .. AF arrived today! :(
    Me: 38 ~  DH: 38 ~   DD: 8
    TTC #2 since March/April 2014.
     
     
  • Margaret from Michigan
    TTC#1 since June 2012
    I just started acupuncture last week, and undergoing a liver cleanse. I'm taking a prenatal, CoQ10, fish oil, Crystal Star Liver cleanse tablets and tea, milk thistle seed extract, Unda and Perfect Food.
    I am not trying this month. Honestly, I welcome the break...
    I look forward to open windows, enjoying beverages on my patio, less traffic to/from work, and gardening.
    Sending all of you lovely ladies good vibes!!
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    Dx: Unexplained Infertility / AMA

    BFP after 4th IUI cycle with Gonal F + Ovidrel on March 2014 | EDD 12/7/14 | MMC on 4/14/14 

    IUI#5 with Gonal F and Ovidrel trigger on 6/6 - BFN

    On to IVF #1 with a new RE. Started Gonal F and Menopur on 8/15.  Added Ganirelix on 8/24. Trigger on 8/26 for ER on 8/28. 8R 7M 3F.  Transferred all 3 on 8/31. BFP on 9/11 | EDD 5/20/15 - Beta #1: 56.7. Beta #2: 97. Beta #3: 1148. Beta #4: 3559. Beta #4: 7678. MMC confirmed on 10/13. D&C on 10/14 at 9w. Confirmed male with Trisomy 14.

    On to IVF #2 in March. CCS Testing on 2 embies. No go. Waiting to start IVF #3 in July. Surprise BFP on 6/14! EDD - 2/20/16 - Beta #1: 121.4. Beta #2: 236.4. Beta #3: 2014.

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  • TAT2MAMI said:
    Just wanted to update .. AF arrived today! :(
    Awww... Sorry to hear that. :(
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    TAT2MAMI said:
    Just wanted to update .. AF arrived today! :(
    Boo. I was rooting for you, @TAT2MAMI.

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  • Thank you @MamaBear904 and @URMySunshine77
    I'm bummed, but at least now I can have my gall bladder removed and not have to worry about having it done while pregnant in the future. But still..  bummed. AF just keeps coming earlier and earlier. Last month, I got it on the 19th. I am CD 28 today.
    Me: 38 ~  DH: 38 ~   DD: 8
    TTC #2 since March/April 2014.
     
     
  • I'm sorry about AF, but glad you'll be able to get the gall bladder issue taken care of...
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    TTC #2 beginning January 2014
    AMH 1.05; FSH range 7-11

    July 2014: IUI #1.  Follistim + Pregnyl.  2 follicles--BFN
    September 2014: IUI #2.  Follistim + Pregnyl + Ganirelix + Crinone.  4(?) follicles--BFN
    October 2014: IUI #3.  More Follistim + More Ganirelix + Pregnyl + Crinone.  4 follicles--BFP!  Beta #1=10 Beta #2=33 Beta #3=97 Beta #4=158.  M/C 11/1/14
    December 2014: IVF #1.  Microdose Lupron protocol.  9R, 9M, 9F.  3 5-day blasts transferred 12/15. BFFN.
    April 2015: IVF #2.  Microdose Lupron protocol.  16R, 15M, 12F. Transferred 2 5-day blasts 4/12 and froze 4--BFP!  M/C 5/25/15
    August 2015: IVF #3.  14R, 13M, 11F.  Froze 5 blasts for CCS testing.  3 normals.  FET planned for 10/2015.



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  • Sorry @TAT2MAMI. AF blows.  GL with the gallbladder surgery.  It is best to get that out before pregnancy anyway as pregnancy can make women more susceptible to things like stones and such.  Once it's out you won't have to worry about any of that.

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    IUIs: 2 in 2012 ... Both BFN
    IVF #1: 10/16/13 ... BFP, however it was not viable and ended in an early loss at 7weeks.

    IVF #2: Feb '14 ... Cancelled. Positive beta at baseline appt, became very early loss.
    IVF #2: Apr '
    14 ... Retrieval Only. 2 embryos made it to day 3 freeze & will be batched with IVF #3 for PGD testing.
    IVF #3: June '14
    ...
    Retrieval Only. 4 embryos growing, all arrested before day 5. Two from April thawed, but also arrested.
    Currently benched while determining how to proceed.

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  • Thank you @PrivateOne - I know that you make a great point. I guess things happen for a reason and when they are supposed to. ;)
    Me: 38 ~  DH: 38 ~   DD: 8
    TTC #2 since March/April 2014.
     
     
  • edited May 2014
    1. Ciara - Indiana. 

    2. We've been TTC #1 since Nov 2013 (but really trying since 1/2014).

    3. Well, got my wisdom tooth out, I don't know how any woman would want to do that while pregnant, so I'm SUPER glad I got it done before getting pregnant.  I ordered Progesterone cream and Chasteberry, so going to give that a try.  Oh, and I have an acupuncture appointment this weekend.

    4. Ovulating next week on DH's birthday ;).  Maybe we'll get lucky and he'll be a father-to-be in time for Father's Day...here's hoping!

    5. I've stopped charting and it feels great (maybe less pressure), I'm not waking up thinking "need to get my temperature".  I'm debating on whether I should go back around ovulation.

    QOTW: 
    I've waited for summer for soooo long - and it's almost here.  Yaiiii to having coffee on the balcony and not having to wear lots of clothes!
    Me: 35, DH: 33
    TTC for first baby since 11/13
    Charting BBT
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    There is a new check in.... for 5/14
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    Me:36 DH:38 TTC#1 since 4/2012
    Me DX: Hashimotos,Hypothyroid, DOR, MTHFR,  DH: normal

     IUI #1-#4 BFNs and a few cancelled cycles in the mix.
    - poor responder
    ***Suprise BFP on 6/13/13. Natural MC @6wks 3days
    IVF#1 and 2- Cancelled due to no response on max stimms
    FET 5/20- BFP
    1st Beta- 641
    2nd beta- 2166
    Sono- TWINS!!!!
    Two Boys! Born January 2015 @36 weeks.  Healthy and no NICU!  So blessed!



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