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TFAS (Trying for a Sibling) February Check-In

So I did a search and haven't found a check-in like this for a longgg time. I see that @PrimRoseMama use to run it, and I'm happy to take it over. Sometimes I feel like the only one TFAS but I know that I'm not. I thought it'd be nice to have a separate place to check-in. I am using the same questions that were used way back when for format, but lmk if you have suggestions to add to/update the format.

***This is a check-in for those with babies/children at home. If you are having a hard TTC day or TTCAL day this post may mention children or issues specifically related to parenting or babies. Pregnancy may also be mentioned. Please feel free to lurk at your own discretion.***


What number are you trying for?

Cycle/Month?

Other children at home? Ages (if you want to share)?

Any thoughts about this cycle?

Any questions?

GTKY: Who's thinking about vacations yet for this summer? Any planned so far?
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Oct 2017: BFP 10/6/17 @ 10DPO! | EDD 6/19/18
Aug 2017: Break from treatment 
July 2017: IUI #2: BFN
June 2017: IUI #1: BFN
March 2017: Letrozole 2.5mg, TI, prog: BFN
Dec 2016: First round of progesterone: BFN
Nov 2016: IF Testing - Unexplained IF
Sep 2016: Initial RE consult
Nov 2015: Started TTC #2
Dec 2014: DS Born
Aug 2009: Married

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Re: TFAS (Trying for a Sibling) February Check-In

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  • What number are you trying for? 2

    Cycle/Month? 5/5

    Other children at home? Ages (if you want to share)? My son is 2.5.

    Any thoughts about this cycle? I was feeling hopeful then I was spotting a bit yesterday in addition to cramps/achy back that usually precede AF. No spotting today, still cramping. Not sure WTF to think now.

    Any questions? Nope!

    GTKY: Who's thinking about vacations yet for this summer? Any planned so far?
    We don't currently have any plans but I'm hoping we can maybe go visit some friends this summer! Or at least take a short couple's trip.
    DPO?
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    Me: 28 | DH: 29
    DD: 10/17/13
    TTC#2 Actively: 10/14, NTNP: 01/14
    Left-Sided Hydrosalpinx (cause: genetic abnormality, TREATED 11/16)

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  • @Everycol0r 12DPO. My usual LP is 12-14 days.
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  • @TravelingCouple going back to oahu to the aulani disney resort. We had so much fun as a family, my H said we had to go back. I'm excited!


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  • @Everycol0r 12DPO. My usual LP is 12-14 days.
    POAS maybe?
    I was trying really hard to wait it out until Sunday but I considered POAS at lunch. Maybe I'll do one later tonight if I don't start spotting again this afternoon.
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  • I'm jealous of these Hawaiian vacations! I've been to Maui and O'ahu, but I'm dying to go to Kauai, I hear that's the best. FIL has a timeshare there that he's been talking about inviting DH and I out to ever since his divorce.
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    IR PCOS  dx Sept. 2014

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    baby #1 born 2.19.16 
    Currently TTC


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  • thanks @wabash15! GL with your medicated cycle
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    me: 26 | husband: 34
    IR PCOS  dx Sept. 2014

    married May 2015 --> started NTNP
    BFP 6.28.15 - EDD 3.6.16 
    baby #1 born 2.19.16 
    Currently TTC


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    addyplusonewabash15
  • @TravelingCouple thanks for the welcome! I'm so sorry you're feeling isolated, but I'm glad you have TB community to connect with over it. Secondary infertility is still deserving of empathy, and wanting another is not a reflection of your gratefulness for your LO!
    IR in reference to PCOS means insulin-resistant. Not all PCOS ladies are insulin-resistant. I've heard it called being "pre-diabetic" so it's just something that my doctor and I keep an eye on when I have labs done for my physical (glucose levels and A1C). I think it contributes to my difficulty losing weight as well.
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    me: 26 | husband: 34
    IR PCOS  dx Sept. 2014

    married May 2015 --> started NTNP
    BFP 6.28.15 - EDD 3.6.16 
    baby #1 born 2.19.16 
    Currently TTC


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  • @fwtx5815 Ohh that makes more sense! And thanks, TB has been a huge support when I was TTC DS and now TFAS. Friends and family are understanding as much as they can be, but there's something about commiserating with those who actually get the feeling of TTC and riding the emotional roller coaster every month, ya know?
    June18 Nov Siggy Challenge:
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    Me: 30 | DH: 30
    Oct 2017: BFP 10/6/17 @ 10DPO! | EDD 6/19/18
    Aug 2017: Break from treatment 
    July 2017: IUI #2: BFN
    June 2017: IUI #1: BFN
    March 2017: Letrozole 2.5mg, TI, prog: BFN
    Dec 2016: First round of progesterone: BFN
    Nov 2016: IF Testing - Unexplained IF
    Sep 2016: Initial RE consult
    Nov 2015: Started TTC #2
    Dec 2014: DS Born
    Aug 2009: Married

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  • @fwtx5815 welcome! I have non IR PCOS, glad you're posting here!

    @cdnrunning want to come and wrangle my crazy kids? 


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  • Oh hey, @CecilB93, I was scheduled for induction on Feb. 28th bc of gestational hypertension, but our little guy made an early arrival. We were thinking he was going to be a leap day baby! Are you currently BFing (since no period?)
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    me: 26 | husband: 34
    IR PCOS  dx Sept. 2014

    married May 2015 --> started NTNP
    BFP 6.28.15 - EDD 3.6.16 
    baby #1 born 2.19.16 
    Currently TTC


       Fertility Friend Chart
    addyplusoneCecilB93
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  • @Everycol0r I haven't seen an RE, just my midwife, who we made an appointment with as soon as it hit a year of TTC unsuccessfully. She did a bunch of blood work and my hormone levels were all normal, cycles are regular, ovulation is definitely happening. She did a vaginal ultrasound and everything looked good. She told me the next step was an HSG to see if my tubes were blocked. I had that done this week. I'm not sure if you're familiar with the procedure but basically they inject contrast dye up your cervix and take x-rays while it's going through to see if it passes through your tubes without an issue. When the doctor injected the dye it wouldn't go through one tube. He pushed through more dye with more pressure and then it finally passed through. He said this means I most likely had a blockage in my Fallopian tube that was cleared out with the contrast being pushed through! I'm not sure if this was the only thing causing our infertility but I really hope so!
    Me: 30 DH: 29
    Married 07/2012
    DD born 07/2014
    TTC #2 since January 2016
    3 IUIs w/Clomid = BFN
    Sept 2017: Dx w/Endometriosis
    Oct 2017: IUI w/Letrozole = BFN
    Nov 2017: IUI w/Letrozole
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  • @Everycol0r I haven't seen an RE, just my midwife, who we made an appointment with as soon as it hit a year of TTC unsuccessfully. She did a bunch of blood work and my hormone levels were all normal, cycles are regular, ovulation is definitely happening. She did a vaginal ultrasound and everything looked good. She told me the next step was an HSG to see if my tubes were blocked. I had that done this week. I'm not sure if you're familiar with the procedure but basically they inject contrast dye up your cervix and take x-rays while it's going through to see if it passes through your tubes without an issue. When the doctor injected the dye it wouldn't go through one tube. He pushed through more dye with more pressure and then it finally passed through. He said this means I most likely had a blockage in my Fallopian tube that was cleared out with the contrast being pushed through! I'm not sure if this was the only thing causing our infertility but I really hope so!
    I've had two HSGs, as I had a blocked tube called a Hydrosalpinx. I suggest highly that you see an RE now that you've had that DX. Typically once a tube is blocked, it will forever have issues and eventually close up again. 
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    Me: 28 | DH: 29
    DD: 10/17/13
    TTC#2 Actively: 10/14, NTNP: 01/14
    Left-Sided Hydrosalpinx (cause: genetic abnormality, TREATED 11/16)

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    addyplusoneTravelingCouplewabash15
  • @Everycol0r I wasn't aware it could keep happening! I'll have to look for an RE, we're relatively new to our area so I'm still in the process of finding all new doctors. I had done some googling and read that it could also happen after a c-section, which I had with DD, so I figured it was a one time thing. So scary that it can keep getting blocked! 
    Me: 30 DH: 29
    Married 07/2012
    DD born 07/2014
    TTC #2 since January 2016
    3 IUIs w/Clomid = BFN
    Sept 2017: Dx w/Endometriosis
    Oct 2017: IUI w/Letrozole = BFN
    Nov 2017: IUI w/Letrozole
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  • @Everycol0r I wasn't aware it could keep happening! I'll have to look for an RE, we're relatively new to our area so I'm still in the process of finding all new doctors. I had done some googling and read that it could also happen after a c-section, which I had with DD, so I figured it was a one time thing. So scary that it can keep getting blocked! 
    So if you got a blocked tube from surgery, it'll absolutely keep happening. Unfortunately it sounds like that may be the case for you although I'm of course not a doctor. What happens is during surgery the tube is damaged due to accident or carelessness. Because of the damage, the tube closes. IF the tube fills with liquid it is called a hydrosalpinx (and what I had). A hydrosalpinx reduces your chances to 1-2% each month to conceive naturally. 

    im glad your HSG showed it was been unblocked! I would say you've got a good three months of increase chances. But yea, definitely rec seeing a specialist at this point. They'll probably have you repeat the HSG.
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    Me: 28 | DH: 29
    DD: 10/17/13
    TTC#2 Actively: 10/14, NTNP: 01/14
    Left-Sided Hydrosalpinx (cause: genetic abnormality, TREATED 11/16)

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  • What number are you trying for? Trying for number 2

    Cycle/Month? 3/3

    Other children at home? Ages (if you want to share)? Yes, my sweet dd age 4

    Any thoughts about this cycle? Praying that this is it.  I'm having a rough time this cycle with new babies and pregnancies all around me.

    Any questions? Random spotting today af should not arrive till Feb 8. 

    GTKY: Who's thinking about vacations yet for this summer? Any planned so far?
    My dh is planning a secret vacation for just him and I. So I'm looking forward to that.
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  • Thanks @TravelingCouple for starting this thread!

    What number are you trying for? 2

    Cycle/Month? TTA for another 2 months

    Other children at home? Ages (if you want to share)? My daughter is 1.5 

    Any thoughts about this cycle? I’m just starting to track my cycle again to get a better idea of when I ovulate.

    Any questions? None at the moment.

    GTKY: Who's thinking about vacations yet for this summer? Any planned so far?

    We also booked a trip to Hawaii in May! @heatherdubrow and @TravelingCouple, are either of you worried about Zika? I know there’s no local transmission of the virus, but the mosquito that can transmit the virus is there. I’m probably just being overly paranoid…

    *TW*

    DD - August 2015
    BFP May 13, 2017 - MC June 5, 2017
    BFP August 6, 2017- CP August 17, 2017
    BFP October 14, 2017 - MC November 5, 2017


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  • @Everycol0r thanks for the info! I'm hoping something happens in the next few months, definitely going to consult with doctors in the meanwhile. 
    Me: 30 DH: 29
    Married 07/2012
    DD born 07/2014
    TTC #2 since January 2016
    3 IUIs w/Clomid = BFN
    Sept 2017: Dx w/Endometriosis
    Oct 2017: IUI w/Letrozole = BFN
    Nov 2017: IUI w/Letrozole
    Everycol0r
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  • @Everycol0r thanks for the info! I'm hoping something happens in the next few months, definitely going to consult with doctors in the meanwhile. 
    I'm here anytime for questions. My blocked tube was congenital but DX confirmed over 10 years ago-- lot of time to acquire knowledge
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    Me: 28 | DH: 29
    DD: 10/17/13
    TTC#2 Actively: 10/14, NTNP: 01/14
    Left-Sided Hydrosalpinx (cause: genetic abnormality, TREATED 11/16)

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  • Sounds like we should be having a TTGP get together in Hawaii this summer 
    Image result for hawaii

    Who's in?  B) Too bad we're all going in different months, haha.
    June18 Nov Siggy Challenge:
    Animals Eating Thanksgiving Dinner:


    BabyFruit Ticker

    Me: 30 | DH: 30
    Oct 2017: BFP 10/6/17 @ 10DPO! | EDD 6/19/18
    Aug 2017: Break from treatment 
    July 2017: IUI #2: BFN
    June 2017: IUI #1: BFN
    March 2017: Letrozole 2.5mg, TI, prog: BFN
    Dec 2016: First round of progesterone: BFN
    Nov 2016: IF Testing - Unexplained IF
    Sep 2016: Initial RE consult
    Nov 2015: Started TTC #2
    Dec 2014: DS Born
    Aug 2009: Married

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  • @ChloandCoco I haven't even thought about it honestly! I didn't think Zika was there.:.

    @TravelingCouple that would be so fun!


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  • @heatherdubrow yes I do :) and you can have my almost 8 month old - hahahaha 


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