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Weekend Randoms 03/18-19

Heeeyyy... It's the weekend! What do you have going on?
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Me: 28 | DH: 29
Married: 12/2016
DSS born: 01/2016
TTC since: 01/2017
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Re: Weekend Randoms 03/18-19

  • I woke up and couldn't fall back to sleep because I can't find my sleep mask. Yep, I'm that person. Working nights messes you up bad, guys. 
    TTGP September Siggy Challenge: Reality TV Reactions

    Me: 28 | DH: 29
    Married: 12/2016
    DSS born: 01/2016
    TTC since: 01/2017
    BusinessWifeflashley-2LoveInDCshortstack930
  • Oof, we fell asleep in the livingroom last night and once we got up, I tidied up the kitchen a bit, brushed teeth and went back to bed upstairs, except... Nope!  Did not fall back asleep for several hours, and then I had to get DH up early ish for work.  So sleeeeepy....
    "Perky Sassy Sugar Socks"

    Me: 33 | DH: 40 ~ Married / NTNP #1: 05.30.2015 ~ TTC #1 November 2015

    5/16 - Began Creighton Method CM Tracking / Napro Fertility Medicine | Progesterone + various abx cycles - all BFNs
    8/16 - SHG: ute good, at least one tube open | Adrenal saliva test: chronic stress cortisol levels -> started adaptogens
    10/16 - azoo dx confirmed. more bw + TRUS to determine differential dx. 3/17 - genetic labs, renal & repeat scrotal u/s.
    No known genetic cause found. Vas tubes appear absent on repeat exam. DH started Clomid in prep for MESA/TESE
    4/17 - Initial RE Consult for me. | DH's F/U bw shows great T response! but also elevated FSH, making the possibility
    of a successful vas reconstruction less likely, IHHO. | Waiting for DH's exploratory/retrieval attempt till after 06/06/17.





    pebbledamLoveInDCNYTino24
  • I got DFs sickness. Of course - he is much more sick because he is a man. I feel like death.  :s

    Me 27 <3 DF 44
    TTC post VR Sept 21/16
    SA 6 weeks post op 50.7 mil count 40% motility

    BusinessWifeLoveInDCpebbledamNYTino24
  • DH is working and I don't feel like hanging around the house all day by myself so I'm taking DSS to my mom's for a while, nothing crazy here. 
    NTNP since 2012
    Officially TTC #1 since January 2015
    BusinessWife
  • We're trying to enjoy the last weekend before DH starts working overtime on weekends. Planning to finally play some of the board games I got for Christmas and my birthday today and to just take it easy for the most part! We do have to do our taxes still, so that will be a break in the fun. Tomorrow we're going to see Beauty and the Beast, though!
    Me: 34 |  DH: 36
    Married: October 2016
    TTC #1 Since: December 2016
    BusinessWifepebbledam
  • @Augusta108 - which games? Are they new for you?


    BusinessWife
  • @cdnrunning, they are all new to me! We're going to start with Tokaido and then choose from Monarch, Biblios, World's Fair 1893, or Grand Hotel Austria. I've been on the lookout for games that are well-reviewed and supposedly good for two players. 
    Me: 34 |  DH: 36
    Married: October 2016
    TTC #1 Since: December 2016
    BusinessWifepebbledam
  • @LoveInDC I've read stuff about TTGP and antihistamines but I refuse to give them up. I found out I had allergies because I couldn't hear out of one of my ears. In the waiting room for that appointment a lady told me her husband had permanent hearing loss from it! Allergies blow.
    Me: 26 || DH: 26
    TTC #1 4/2016 || dx NIR PCOS 7/2016
    BFP 4/21/17 - EDD 12/30/17 - It's a girl! <3
    Babysizer Cravings Pregnancy Tracker

    BusinessWifepebbledamLoveInDC
  • To everyone who thinks pads are gross/refuses to wear them because they feel like diapers, count yourself lucky. TMI, but on my heavy days I need a super tampon and a pad...

    Speaking of that, for people who use the cup, how do you deal with it at work/in public bathrooms with stalls? I go home at lunch on work days so I might be able to avoid emptying it at work, but it kind of depends. Obviously I'm hoping this is my last period for 9+ months but might as well be prepared.
    Me: 26 || DH: 26
    TTC #1 4/2016 || dx NIR PCOS 7/2016
    BFP 4/21/17 - EDD 12/30/17 - It's a girl! <3
    Babysizer Cravings Pregnancy Tracker

    BusinessWifepebbledamcamomile_june
  • I'm too exhausted to post in any other board today. I'm going to be lurking for now :)
    Had some guests over from out of town and they finally left. I am not doing anything today but lying on my couch with my cat. I'll also make a pot pie at some point and eat all of it.  #goals 
    BusinessWifeKatieEl
  • @Augusta108 I can't wait to hear the verdict! I'm always on the lookout for new games especially ones we can play just the two of us


    BusinessWifepebbledamAugusta108
  • @MJDsquared I've only used the cup for one cycle so far but I haven't had to empty it at work or a public bathroom yet. Since it can stay in up to 12 hours I usually just empty it before I leave for work. 

    @Augusta108 I'm also going to see Beauty and the Beast tomorrow!

    @morado23 I hear ya, working nights sucks. I can't sleep without my face mask, white noise, and blackout curtains. 

    Had a horrible night at work last night. Didn't sit down all night and when I got out of bed this afternoon I was like an achy old lady. Totally don't feel like going back tonight but it's my last shift for the weekend. 
    BusinessWifepebbledamAugusta108MJDsquared
  • pebbledampebbledam member
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    @MJDsquared - Honestly, if you want to start using a cup, I would recommend using it when you aren't at work the first couple of times. There's a serious learning curve and it takes some practice. On my first two days of AF, I have to wear a liner with my cup because, for some reason, I can't get a good seal (maybe my cervix is too low or something). After the first two days I just empty it morning and evening until AF is gone! I have had to empty it at work before and I just wiped the outside off with a little toilet paper and put it back in. 

    ETA - My OB/GYN said benadryl was fine and I'm with you - Without antihistamines I would be miserable 24/7.
    TTGP September Siggy Challenge: Reality TV Reactions

    Me: 28 | DH: 29
    Married: 12/2016
    DSS born: 01/2016
    TTC since: 01/2017
    BusinessWifeMJDsquaredLoveInDCNYTino24
  • @AlohaKumu I'm so sorry for what you're going through!! That sucks that it may delay your IVF.  I hope you feel better soon!
    AlohaKumuBusinessWife
  • @AlohaKumu Oh no, I'm so sorry to hear this and I'm really glad to hear you went to the ER! Thinking of you and I wish you a speedy recovery. FX this doesn't delay your IVF too long.
    Me: 30yo DH: 38yo
    Married: 07/16/16
    TTC #1: 04/17
    BFP: 8/1/17 EDD: 4/16/18
    AlohaKumuBusinessWife
  • KatieElKatieEl member
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    @AlohaKumu how scary! I'm so sorry to hear that, sending you some internet stranger love
    Jan '18 October Signature Challenge: Halloween

    Pregnancy Ticker

    DS1: Nov 2013
    DS2: Jan 2016
    DS3 is on the way!
    AlohaKumuBusinessWife
  • Thanks, @shortstack930, @JJMNO1616, and @KatieEl. I appreciate the positive thoughts.
    Me: 34 DH: 27
    TTC since June 2016

    Azoospermia diagnosis (zero count) Dec 2016

    AZFc chromosome microdeletion discovery March 2017
    Unsuccessful TESE for DH in August 2017
    October IVF scheduled with donor sperm
    29 eggs retrieved, 24 mature, 16 fertilized with 2 more on "watch" list
    ~*~*~Nevertheless, she persisted~*~*~
    BusinessWifeshortstack930
  • Oh nooo @AlohaKumu that's so scary!!! I'm sorry you might have to delay treatment. Any idea how long you have to be on blood thinners?

    @LoveInDC I hear ya about allergies!! I get shots every three weeks for mine. My allergist said Rhinocort is the only prescription she'll give me while pregnant because the Brits used it "like water" for enough time that there's enough data on it to know it's safe. Benadryl is also ok but will knock you out. I love my Astepro nose spray but she said it's too new to have any research about use while pregnant. 
    Me: late 30s | H: early 30s
    TTC #1 since April 2015
    RE Dx: Fibroids, surgery Jan 2016
    IUI #1 and #2, Nov/Dec 2016, BFN
    IVF March 2017: ER - 5R/3M/3F, 1 PGS normal
    Polyp removed May 2017
    FET May 2017 - BFP! EDD F18

    BusinessWifeAlohaKumuLoveInDC
  • @AlohaKumu That's scary!! Glad they were able to do something before it became more serious. That seriously sucks about having to put your plans on hold though :( 

    I worked nights last night...so I literally slept all day today. Ate shit for dinner....feeling really bloated and like I gained 10 pounds. No plans tomorrow....I have to work on an assignment for an online course I'm doing and I'm avoiding it.

    Me: 26 // DH: 29
    Married since May 2011
    TTC #1 since Feb 2016 
    RE: Nov 2016 Dx: PCOS
    Dec 2016: Diagnostic cycle
    Jan 2017: Femara 2.5mg + TI = no response
    Feb 2017: Femara 5mg + Ovidrel trigger + TI = BFN
    March 2017: Femara 5mg + Ovidrel trigger + TI = BFN
    April 2017: Femara 5mg + TI = BFN
    May 2017: Femara 5mg + TI = BFN, follow up = suggest IUI
    June 2017: Decided not to do IUI, Femara 5mg + Ovidrel trigger + TI = BFP!!!
    Beta #1: 48 (14dpo), Beta #2: 111 (16 dpo), Beta #3: July 27th

    BusinessWifeAlohaKumu
  • @AlohaKumu - Sending healing vibes your way! 
    TTGP September Siggy Challenge: Reality TV Reactions

    Me: 28 | DH: 29
    Married: 12/2016
    DSS born: 01/2016
    TTC since: 01/2017
    BusinessWifeAlohaKumu
  • @AlohaKumu Oh my gosh how scary!  Praying for a speedy recovery and I hope that your IVF plans won't be affected too much 
    Me: 37 DH:38
    TTC #2 since August 2016
    DS 3/15/13
    IUI #1 - October 2017
    Heart Mom
    AlohaKumu
  • @Augusta108 I love Tokaido...it's so visually appealing! But my favorite game currently is Castles of Mad King Ludwig...it's actually really fun with only 2 people, unlike most games I've played. 
    Me: 32, DH: 32
    Met: 2009
    Married: 2015
    Gene Testing: April/May 2016
    Straight to IVF for autosomal dominant genetic disorder (50% of all embryos)
    ER#1 : Sept 2016 - 46 eggs retrieved - 17 blastocysts for PGD & PGS testing - only 1 normal
    ER#2 : Nov 2016 - 61 eggs retrieved - 16 blastocysts for PGD & PGS testing - 5 normal!
    FET#1: Jan 8, 2017 - c/p
    FET#2: Feb 10, 2017 - c/p

    singlegenescene.wordpress.com
    Augusta108pebbledam
  • @AlohaKumu. Oh no!  So glad you went in and got treatment right away, tho.  That sounds scary. Fx it doesn't have to delay ttc too long either... maybe they can still do most of the testing?
    "Perky Sassy Sugar Socks"

    Me: 33 | DH: 40 ~ Married / NTNP #1: 05.30.2015 ~ TTC #1 November 2015

    5/16 - Began Creighton Method CM Tracking / Napro Fertility Medicine | Progesterone + various abx cycles - all BFNs
    8/16 - SHG: ute good, at least one tube open | Adrenal saliva test: chronic stress cortisol levels -> started adaptogens
    10/16 - azoo dx confirmed. more bw + TRUS to determine differential dx. 3/17 - genetic labs, renal & repeat scrotal u/s.
    No known genetic cause found. Vas tubes appear absent on repeat exam. DH started Clomid in prep for MESA/TESE
    4/17 - Initial RE Consult for me. | DH's F/U bw shows great T response! but also elevated FSH, making the possibility
    of a successful vas reconstruction less likely, IHHO. | Waiting for DH's exploratory/retrieval attempt till after 06/06/17.





    AlohaKumu
  • @eggplantface - yesterday they said maybe 3 months of treatment. I have one week of the heavy-duty stuff and then my PCM will monitor me from there. We'll have to wait to see what the other docs say, but they'll probably need to wait for tests for me, especially blood draws!
    Me: 34 DH: 27
    TTC since June 2016

    Azoospermia diagnosis (zero count) Dec 2016

    AZFc chromosome microdeletion discovery March 2017
    Unsuccessful TESE for DH in August 2017
    October IVF scheduled with donor sperm
    29 eggs retrieved, 24 mature, 16 fertilized with 2 more on "watch" list
    ~*~*~Nevertheless, she persisted~*~*~
    eggplantfaceBusinessWife
  • @MJDsquared I'm right there with you about the cup. I try to work from home on my heaviest two days, because I always have to empty it at least once during the day on those days. When that's not possible, we have some accessible restrooms with sinks inside the room (no stalls), so I usually make sure to use one of those when I have to do a cup change. I also don't get a perfect seal, but I assumed it was related to my heavy flow. In any case, I like the cup much better than tampons, and wearing a liner is a small price to pay for me. 
    BusinessWifepebbledamMJDsquaredshortstack930
  • Back on the bench. DH and I talked about scheduling my visit and it turns out April won't work for us. Earliest I'll see him is this summer, hopefully first week of July. 

    It's so frustrating, but we weighed the pros and cons, and it makes more sense for him to either come home for a week or for me to go out there this summer. It's frustrating having to wait to see him. 
    Me: 28 DH: 29
    Married: 6/2016
    TTC #1: 12/2016
    Benched due to deployment- Off the bench 8/8/17!


    BusinessWifeTennis11785NYTino24
  • @cdnrunning, we ended up playing Tokaido this morning and then Grand Austria Hotel all afternoon. We had a really great time playing both and will definitely play them again. Tokaido was a faster game with easier to understand rules, but once we got the hang of Grand Austria Hotel it was equally fun! (And I'm not just saying that because I won. By a lot. Ahem.)

    @SingleGeneMe, Tokaido is really pretty! My DH was even commenting on how gorgeous everything was. I've never played Castles of Mad King Ludwig, but I'll add it to our list! Playing games together is definitely a nice break from just vegging out in front of the TV.

    @AlohaKumu, I'm so sorry to hear about the deep vein thrombosis! Rest up and let DH pamper you!

    @jsnakehole, ugh, sorry to hear that the April visit won't work out. I can imagine it's really frustrating to have to wait until July!
    Me: 34 |  DH: 36
    Married: October 2016
    TTC #1 Since: December 2016
    BusinessWifeAlohaKumucdnrunning
  • @jsnakehole - I'm so sorry your back on the bench. 

    @AlohaKumu I'm so glad you went to the ER. That is not something to mess with. I'm sorry you've having to deal with it. 

    @augusta108 - they both sound fun! I love playing games so I might need to get one. 

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    Me: 31+ H: 32
    TTC Since 11/2015
    #1 - MMC 6.5 weeks (2/16); #2 - MC due to cystic hygroma at 20 weeks (10/16); #3 CP (2/17); #4 - Due 12.16.17
    BusinessWifeAugusta108AlohaKumu
  • Sorry for the P&G guys. The day got busy fast with a lot of boring stuff.

    @AlohaKumu Sending healing thoughts

    @eggplantface @MJDsquared thanks for the allergy love! I'm on Allegra-D mostly. My allergist and OBGYN have both cleared it for use when TTC and through pregnancy. My shots showed progress, but I'm still probably going to need them for another 3-4 years. Right now I'm going once a month, so not so bad. The clusters were killer though.

    @MJDsquared When cleaning my cup in public, I dump it, wipe it as best as I can, wrap it, set it aside, clean myself, and put the cup back in. You can give it a full rinse/clean when you have access to a private bathroom. But I agree, get some practice in first.
    Me: 23 | DH: 30
    Married November 2016
    TTC #1 November 2016
    Dx Anovulatory/NIR PCOS April 2017
    50mg Clomid June 2017
    BFP June, 21 2017 | EDD March 4, 2018

    Babysizer Cravings Pregnancy Tracker
    AlohaKumu
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    @AlohaKumu: that's so scary! Really happy that it was diagnosed on time and that you're receiving medication! Sending healing vibes your way!

    @Augusta108: awesome I'll be adding your two to my list :) Same goes for yours @SingleGeneMe, thanks!

    Our downstairs reno has started. Woohoo! To save on cost we're doing a couple of things ourselves (part of the demo and digging), I'm sure I'll feel that tomorrow :) Tonight a quiet night in, watching The Cliff on Netflix.

    ETA: I can spell. I'm sure of it.
    A friend told me I wasdelusional I almost fell offof my unicorn
              Pregnancy Ticker
    Augusta108BusinessWifeAlohaKumu
  • I've already folded 3 loads of laundry because sleeping is for chumps. 

    P.S. I wish I were a chump. 
    TTGP September Siggy Challenge: Reality TV Reactions

    Me: 28 | DH: 29
    Married: 12/2016
    DSS born: 01/2016
    TTC since: 01/2017
    BusinessWifeAlohaKumuMJDsquaredshortstack930
  • @morado23, I'm up far earlier than I'd like to be too, but I've been spending the time playing around online. Now I feel like a slacker!  But my laundry is doing fine in that basket on top of the dryer, really...
    Me: 34 |  DH: 36
    Married: October 2016
    TTC #1 Since: December 2016
    pebbledamStargazer1lilyBusinessWifeMJDsquared
  • I've been up for hours to work on my burlesque costume. It's looking like I'm going to have to sew myself into the bottoms tomorrow before I head out to my show. 

    I'm dreading going to work tomorrow. My principal still hasn't observed me, and I have no idea what to do for writing (which is the subject she always likes to hit me for). I would actually rather stay home and clean than go to work.
    Me: 28 DH: 29
    Married: 6/2016
    TTC #1: 12/2016
    Benched due to deployment- Off the bench 8/8/17!


    BusinessWifebreezybeeMJDsquared
  • We candled our ears this weekend. How fun are we ?!?!

    Me 27 <3 DF 44
    TTC post VR Sept 21/16
    SA 6 weeks post op 50.7 mil count 40% motility

    BusinessWifeJJMNO1616
  • @FLAshley My girlfriends were obsessed with doing that when we were in college. I've never actually tried it myself, I would just watch them and laugh. 
    Me: 30yo DH: 38yo
    Married: 07/16/16
    TTC #1: 04/17
    BFP: 8/1/17 EDD: 4/16/18
    BusinessWifeSingleGeneMe
  • @JJMNO1616 That was our first time. I was amazed at the crap that came out. 

    Me 27 <3 DF 44
    TTC post VR Sept 21/16
    SA 6 weeks post op 50.7 mil count 40% motility

    JJMNO1616
  • @FLAshley I'm not going to lie, that freaks me out haha

    I just did a homemade hot oil treatment on my hair, and it feels like a cloud :)
    Me: 33 DH: 33
    Married: June 2016
    TTC since: Oct 2016
    Dx: PCOS
    Stalk my chart
    BusinessWife
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