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QOTW: Do you have fancy bed sheets? Do you think it's worth the money to get the high thread count ones? And do you have several sets that you switch out a lot or do you only have one that you just wash and put back on.



* Can you tell I made this post from bed? It's only 7:30 were I'm at. ;)
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start ttc #1 in Jan 2009
dx PCOS in May 2010, begin metformin
Two failed clomid cycles (made lining too thin)
Started acupuncture while saving for IVF in Sept 2011
Add herbal infusions to the mix in Dec 2011
Hoping holistic approach works!!!

BFP on April 2012 at 11dpo
Meepy Man born on Jan 2013 - Hip Hip Hurray!

Ready to start ttc #2 April 2013, but plan to be an extended BF'er
Back on metformin Aug 2013
Restart herbal infusions Sept 2013 - currently drinking nettle, oatstraw, and red raspberry leaf
DS weaned in April 2014
Taking a break from herbs and just riding the healthy train.  
Planning medicated cycle end of summer.  FX I get KU before then!!!
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  • Cycle Status: I'm 11dpo, which is good, but my temperature did drop slightly this morning. I was thinking about taking a test today, but with my temp dropping a little bit, I think I'll just wait and see if my next cycle starts. But making it to 11 DPO is kind of good for me. As soon as AF shows up, I'm calling the Re to start meds. Yay for medcation induced ovulation!

    QOTW: I got a couple sets of really high thread count, Egyptian cotton sheets from one of those discount mommy websites last year. And it was so worth it! I feel like I'm sleeping on a cloud every single night. I like the higher thread counts. Before this though, we had a couple sets we got for our wedding so they were decent quality, but nothing like what we have now.
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    start ttc #1 in Jan 2009
    dx PCOS in May 2010, begin metformin
    Two failed clomid cycles (made lining too thin)
    Started acupuncture while saving for IVF in Sept 2011
    Add herbal infusions to the mix in Dec 2011
    Hoping holistic approach works!!!

    BFP on April 2012 at 11dpo
    Meepy Man born on Jan 2013 - Hip Hip Hurray!

    Ready to start ttc #2 April 2013, but plan to be an extended BF'er
    Back on metformin Aug 2013
    Restart herbal infusions Sept 2013 - currently drinking nettle, oatstraw, and red raspberry leaf
    DS weaned in April 2014
    Taking a break from herbs and just riding the healthy train.  
    Planning medicated cycle end of summer.  FX I get KU before then!!!
  • Cycle status: 16/1 

    QOTW: Do you have fancy bed sheets? Do you think it's worth the money to get the high thread count ones? And do you have several sets that you switch out a lot or do you only have one that you just wash and put back on. I do not have a fancy set right now, I just got a new comforter set and I let N pick it out because I just don't care how my bed looks right now- SO, she picked out pink sheets with a b/w comforter lol. I used to have really glorious, Egyptian cotton with a super high thread count ( I had 2 sets ) Idk what I did with them? Maybe they're in the linen closet? I haven't looked for them in a while, and like I said, I really don't care right now. I don't think I slept any differently on the nice sheets vs the eco sheets that I'm using now 


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    Trying for #2 since Oct 11
    732973 Clomid Cycles
    2 IUIs 
    3 Fresh IVFs= 1 Ectopic treated with MTX
    Spontaneous pregnancy #2= Ectopic #2= lost left tube
    Spontaneous pregnancy #3= DD2 January 29, 2016
    Spontaneous pregnancy #4= Ectopic #3
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  • Hey @Mrs Castillo‌ Mr C doesn't mind sleeping on pink sheets? I think my husband would not like that. He lets me have pink "Cook for the cure" stuff in the kitchen, but the rest the house he prefers it to be a little more gender-neutral.
    Happily Mrs. C 
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    start ttc #1 in Jan 2009
    dx PCOS in May 2010, begin metformin
    Two failed clomid cycles (made lining too thin)
    Started acupuncture while saving for IVF in Sept 2011
    Add herbal infusions to the mix in Dec 2011
    Hoping holistic approach works!!!

    BFP on April 2012 at 11dpo
    Meepy Man born on Jan 2013 - Hip Hip Hurray!

    Ready to start ttc #2 April 2013, but plan to be an extended BF'er
    Back on metformin Aug 2013
    Restart herbal infusions Sept 2013 - currently drinking nettle, oatstraw, and red raspberry leaf
    DS weaned in April 2014
    Taking a break from herbs and just riding the healthy train.  
    Planning medicated cycle end of summer.  FX I get KU before then!!!
  • BookishMommaBookishMomma
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    Cycle status: CD2! Despite being on a daily course of hormone therapy after my surgery 2 weeks ago, I started bleeding yesterday, which is right around when I would have expected AF if it weren't for the surgery & meds. My RE said I can stop the meds and count the bleeding as a new cycle. This is good news because it means we can burn the bench sooner! I just need to wait for one more AF and then we'll be doing Letrozole + Trigger + IUI. 

    QOTW: yes, we have high threadcount 100% Egyptian cotton or whatever bedsheets, but more because DH insists. I would otherwise be too cheap to buy them. We have 2 sets that we rotate.
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    BFP#2 11/13/13 - EDD 7/29/14 - M/C at 5w3d
    BFP #3 12/28/13 - EDD 9/7/14 - M/C at 4w6d
    BFP#4 3/27/14 -  EDD 12/5/14 - Girl lost to 45X at 8w6d - D&C 
    BFP#5 10/15/14 - EDD 6/30/15 - M/C at 7w2d
    BFP #6 1/5/15 - EDD 9.16.14 [CLICKY for progress]
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  • Cycle status:  Waiting on AF to *hopefully* start FET prep.  I have no idea what to expect!

    QOTW:  We registered for super nice sheets for our wedding and since then I've always had 2 nice sets that we rotate.  I just love getting into bed at night into nice soft sheets!



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    BFP #1 7/21/2013--EDD 3/30/14--D&C 9/24/13
    BFP #2 1/28/14--MC 2/7/14

    IUI #1 5mg Femara + trigger = BFN
    IUI #2 5mg Femara + trigger = BFN
    IUI #3 5mg Femara + trigger = BFN
    IVF #1, Stimmed for 12 days, ER 8/22/14, 9 retrieved, 7M, 7F!!  Freeze all due to fluid in uterus.
    FET end of October 2014 cancelled due to fluid in uterus due to possible c-scar defect
    Surgery scheduled 12/12/14 to fix possible isthmocele
    3/26/15 transferred one 8 cell grade 4 embryo and one 6 cell grade 3 embryo = slow rising betas for 2+ weeks = ectopic MTX shot 4/29/15
    Repeat c-scar surgery June 2015
    2nd and last IVF cycle August 2015, stimmed for 12 days, 2 egg retrieved, both mature and both fertilized.  Transferred both 8-cell embryos on Day 3, beta 9/5/15 = BFFN
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  • Sorry in advance for the long vent :)

    Cycle status: Ovulation day. Unfortunately we had a really bad experience with the IUI. The clinic moved today and their disorganization has created high anxiety for DH and I've been on the verge of tears all day. We did B2B IUIs and yesterday was a bit disorganized at the old office (i.e. couldn't find pens for us to sign things, giving misinformation about where the sample should go, etc.) but today was just ridiculous. For example, no one really knew where we were supposed to go or what we were supposed to do and led us to standing around while staff all stared at us not sure what to do either. Then the collections area turns out wasn't ready and opened late. There was no paper towel or soap in the collection room. The lock needs instructions on that door (thankfully no one came in but it opened by itself twice). The bathroom was closed for maintenance. The whole place was really dry and we both parched but no water fountain available (there were two at the old place). And the new place looks pretty but no backs on the chairs so uncomfortable. Anyways, not surprisingly motility and count sucked today. I mean DH almost walked out of their empty handed so I guess something is better than nothing. Blood and u/s was really inefficient and took forever. They weren't clear to me about having to have a full bladder and so that became an issue too...and apparently I have a titled uterus, first I've heard so that made it more difficult. All in all, I know it only takes 1 little swimmer but I'm not holding much hope for this cycle and feel like we wasted our money.

    QOTW: Do you have fancy bed sheets? Do you think it's worth the money to get the high thread count ones? And do you have several sets that you switch out a lot or do you only have one that you just wash and put back on.

    Sorta of I guess. LOL define fancy. We spend a bit on our sheets and love the extra comfort. We have a few sets.
    Me: 32, DH: 33
    DS #1: April 2010
    DS #2: July 2015 (preemie born at 31 weeks) - our little miracle conceived through ART - unexplained secondary infertility/adenomyosis
  • Cycle Status: Waiting to set a surgery date to remove the scarring. Working out with work first.

    QOTW: We have 3 sets of sheets. The econ ones I only use on the air mattress, I hate them so much. The other 2 are decent quality, but I definitely prefer the higher thread count set than the other. 

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  • CD 11, natural cycle, TI

    We have 2 fairly nice sets of sheets but they are "irregular" so one of them does not fit the bed quite right. They are super soft and were super cheap so I'm not complaining. The ill fitting one is a back up set we mostly just use the other one and wash once a week.
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  • @sailorgal, I'm so sorry it was such a bad experience!  I can't imagine.  I think you should insist on a refund or a free cycle or something to compensate for such a mess.  I can't even imagine going through all that.  And props to your man for performing!  I'm pretty sure my DH would not have been able to, so good for you guys.  And watch, this is going to be the one that works! 
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    start ttc #1 in Jan 2009
    dx PCOS in May 2010, begin metformin
    Two failed clomid cycles (made lining too thin)
    Started acupuncture while saving for IVF in Sept 2011
    Add herbal infusions to the mix in Dec 2011
    Hoping holistic approach works!!!

    BFP on April 2012 at 11dpo
    Meepy Man born on Jan 2013 - Hip Hip Hurray!

    Ready to start ttc #2 April 2013, but plan to be an extended BF'er
    Back on metformin Aug 2013
    Restart herbal infusions Sept 2013 - currently drinking nettle, oatstraw, and red raspberry leaf
    DS weaned in April 2014
    Taking a break from herbs and just riding the healthy train.  
    Planning medicated cycle end of summer.  FX I get KU before then!!!
  • CD5. I go for my salinesonogram (again) on Thursday then I think we wait until next cycle to have our FET. Nervous that it's happening so close in the beginning of the school year (I'm a teacher) but my new principal better be understanding with all my morning appointments and latenesses.

    QOTW: we have 2 sets that we got when got married but they are old (7 years!) so we are due to treat ourselves in the near future.

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    EDD 6/9 lost one angel at 9w3d :( 
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    FET #1 10/14, BFP -Chemical Pregnancy :(
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  • CD 12. Tomorrow is my ultrasound and hopefully trigger shot if everything looks good and then IUI on Wed & Thurs.

    We don't have any super fancy sheets but reading this thread maybe we should get some. We have 3-4 sets of sheets that we rotate. 
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    Me: 35, DH: 40
    TTC # 2 since 8/13, Dx: unexplained secondary infertility
    Clomid cycles 7/14 & 8/14= BFN
    IUI # 1 (clomid) 8/27/14= BFN
    IUI # 2 (clomid and follistim) 9/25/14= BFN
    IUI # 3 (femara and follistim) 10/23/14= BFN
    IUI # 4 (femara and follistim) 11/20/14= BFN
    12/12/14- saline sono shows two polyps
    2/15- two uterine polyps and "schmutz" (RE's words) removed
    8/15- surprise BFP! Beta #1 70 Beta #2 150 
  • @sailorgal that sounds horrible! I am sorry it was such a bad experience. I hope you complained to the office- that is just not acceptable. 
    "From the moment I first saw you, the second that you were born, I knew that you were the love of my life" Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker
    Me: 35, DH: 40
    TTC # 2 since 8/13, Dx: unexplained secondary infertility
    Clomid cycles 7/14 & 8/14= BFN
    IUI # 1 (clomid) 8/27/14= BFN
    IUI # 2 (clomid and follistim) 9/25/14= BFN
    IUI # 3 (femara and follistim) 10/23/14= BFN
    IUI # 4 (femara and follistim) 11/20/14= BFN
    12/12/14- saline sono shows two polyps
    2/15- two uterine polyps and "schmutz" (RE's words) removed
    8/15- surprise BFP! Beta #1 70 Beta #2 150 
  • Still on BCP which is making me a hormonal mess. I an going to schedule the IVF class tomorrow to cycle in late November/December. A summer baby is out of the question with my job and I am looking forward to a break.

    QOTW: just plain old cotton sheets, I hate our fancy bed but cannot sell it because the dog peed on it and we have only had it since the spring.
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    Because of Undescended testicle at birth
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    FET: November/December 2011
    ET: 12/7/11; Beta 1: 12/16/11: 66 Beta 2: 12/19/11: 212! 1st ultrasound 1/3/12! Graduated 1/10/12: heartbeat 160
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  • CD13/ IUI today. This time DH's count was double what it was the last two times, although it was still fine then, so maybe the third time is the charm?

    We have had some pretty nice, expensive sheets in the past, but I'm just using some west elm ones right now that aren't a high thread count but are still nice.
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  • I'm on cycle 26/CD4.

    QOTW: We have two sheets of sheets. One set is super nice and one are good but not great. We had another set but our dog chewed a hole in them. A ginormous hole, UGH!
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  • bcw2009bcw2009
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    CD 2 of cycle # can't-keep-track-anymore but over 2 years...  This is however, our last unmedicated cycle before starting IVF next cycle.

    QOTW:  We have one awesome set and one not so great set and I can totally tell a difference!  The cheaper ones now feel like I am sleeping on paper :/
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    CD36 , Still no AF, but you know what I do have????

    A pile of BFN sticks that is starting to rival Everest ~X(

    F this cycle that apparently is never going to end...

    QQTW: Yes we have some fancy sheets but since we got all of them 8-9 years ago when we got married they are in need of replacement, which conviniently will happen when we move in the spring.

     

    And plus also @sailorgal that experience sounds awful I'm sorry!

    TTC#1 May 2009- July 2010 on our own with no luck

    Started with RE in August 2010, dx with unexplained IF and then finally our 3rd IUI cycle using Follistim and Trigger resulted in our wonderful little man.  Born 12/2/11

    TTC#2 Never really prevented, but were careful early on as Dr. reccomended

    Surprise BFP 12/16/13, started progesterone immediately as first numbers came back low, but betas were good.  Progesterone wasnt enough. Natural MC 12/24/13.

    Back with RE as of January 2014...

    5/27/14- Chemical Pregnancy :(

    April 2015 IVF#1

    5/13/15- BFP, please stick LO!

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  • Thanks for the thoughts ladies. Yes we are going to write a letter of complaint. I've drafted it but want to wait a day or so for emotions to cool down before dropping it off to them. DH is the calmest, most easygoing guy ever and he was still upset about it all when he got home last night from work. The tough part is that everyone was sssoo nice, as always but just their system and inefficiency was terrible. My nurse even called in the afternoon to say she noticed I was having a rough time....I didn't really want to talk about it then but I did tell her we intended to write a formal letter addressing what happened.
    Me: 32, DH: 33
    DS #1: April 2010
    DS #2: July 2015 (preemie born at 31 weeks) - our little miracle conceived through ART - unexplained secondary infertility/adenomyosis
  • Cycle status: Waiting for beta to be back to 0. Got beta drawn today...waiting for the call! So eager to TTC again. 

    QOTW: I absolutely splurge on nice high thread count sheets. It is so worth the comfort. Ha! My husband resents the fact that I need $80-$120 sheet sets. They are just so freakin' soft! 
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    Second IUI cycle: BFP
    Beta #1 (13dpiui): 74 Beta #2 (16dpiui): 505 Beta #3 (18dpiui): 1205
    First Ultrasound- 6w2d 110BPM! Our baby has a heartbeat!!
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  • Cycle status:  CD29/13dpo.  I'm pretty sure AF will be here within two days (probably tomorrow).  I wish I had hope with natural cycles.  Consult with new RE is Friday.  I am hoping that we can plan one more IVF cycle with immune treatment and get it started soon!

    QOTW:  We have 3 fairly expensive high thread count, Egyptian cotton sheet sets from our wedding.  They are in great shape!  So, we won't be getting new ones for a while!

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    Me= 37 and DH = 41 

    Dx: DOR, Endo, APA+ (really high beta 2 glycoprotein antibody and high everything else tested), heterozygous MTHFR mutation, positive for lupus anticoagulant, high FSH, low AMH and both tubes blocked (per HSG on 3/8/11)

    IVF #1 - long lupron (with HGH, intralipids, lovenox and BA); 4 retrieved, 3 fertilized; ET 2 blasts and 1 frozen = BFN

    IVF #2 - a version of antagonist with EPP (with HGH, intralipids, lovenox and BA); 6 retrieved, 4 mature, 3 fertilized, 2 blasts and 1 frozen blast transferred on day 5 = BFN.

    IVF #3 April was postponed to May, May was canceled. June/July was canceled. Had a cyst aspiration and then began IVF #3 in August. ER on 8/22; ET on 8/24 with AH. +HPT on 9/5. Beta #1 (11dpo) = 3; Beta #2 (15dpo) = 29; Beta #3 (17dpo) = 60; Beta #4 (19 dpo) = 118. Heartbeat at 6 weeks 6 days =132.  Lil is here!

    TTC#2:  Trigger + TI = BFN; Clomid + Trigger + IUI = BFN.

    IVF #4:  BCP + MDLF + Lovenox = 7R, 1F = Transferred 1 6-cell embryo on day 3 = BFN

    IVF #5:  MDLF + Lovenox = 4R, 1F = Transferred 1 10-cell compacting embryo on day 3 = BFN

    IVF #6:  (New RE):  Long Antagonist November 2014 (transferred two 8 cell grade 1 embryos and froze one blast) = BFN

    FET#1:  BFN

  • Cd 20, 2ww.
    I had some spotting the day I think I o'd, so I'm somewhere around 7-8 dpo. I just feel so yuck past couple days, the busy past week has caught up to me and I am spent. We are opening a sandwich shop and its just been super hectic.

    Qotw: I havemt ever bought any. I usually but fairly cheap ines, as we have a 5 yo, two dogs and and dh sweats profusely year round :/

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  • @sailorgal‌ I am so sorry your experience was so rotten! They need to get their business together!!
  • Status: 2ww of another thumb twiddling cycle.

    QOTW: we have a few sets of 600 thread count. I like them!
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