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TTCAL w/o 12/3

**This is a general trigger warning that CP, miscarriage/spontaneous abortion, selective abortion due to medical complications, and/or stillbirth may be mentioned.** 

Introduce yourself and anything you think is important: number of loss(es), when you had the loss(es), diagnosis/conditions surrounding loss, etc.

Status:

How are things going? What is something that you are struggling with this week? What is going well for you this week? R/R?

Any testing coming up/any recent results?

GTKY? Best holiday gift you've ever received?


Me 30 DH 31
MC 1/4/18 @ 21 weeks 
CP 5/6/18 @ 5.5 weeks
MC 6/22/18 @ 6.5 weeks


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  • @kbrown2385 Good luck at your appointment. I'm relieved to hear I'm not the only one anxious about seeing an RE. 
    jrm_14
  • @ruby696 I’m trying not to stress, but the unknown kills me. I really need to get my list of questions together, but don’t know what to ask lol. Thankfully dh is available to come with me. He’s better at remembering things said at appts. 
    kagesstarshroomjrm_14
  • @nomangos23 You bring up a really good point and I initially wanted to wait until late January (appt is 12/13), but at this point, I just need answers. Even if the answer is that we're done trying, at least I'll know. And I figure between doing tests and treating what's wrong, or finding out there is no explanation and we're done, it's going to be a few months before we're unbenched anyway. 
    jrm_14suzycupcake
  • I am putting out a re-intro with an apology for how I left things back in September--
    ***TW positive talked about**
    For those of you in TTCAL were hurt by my stupid decision to tell you about BFP in September, I am truly sorry. I wasn't thinking about anyone else except myself and I hope my actions didn't hurt you. Please let me know if you do not want me back here and I will walk away quietly. My hope is give more support to you all!

    **End TW**

    Introduce yourself and anything you think is important: number of loss(es), when you had the loss(es), diagnosis/conditions surrounding loss, etc.  TTC #2 since Fall 2017. MMC Feb 2018 with D & E. Had another MMC on 16 Nov with a D & E. 

    Status: Benched indefinitely as we recover. I am an American living in the UK and the NHS has given me an appointment with the Recurrent Miscarriage department in early January due to my age and number of MC. 

    How are things going? What is something that you are struggling with this week? What is going well for you this week? R/R? I was surprised to be given the appointment without a 3rd MC. My instinct was to not have the appointment because it was offered to me at the hospital right in the middle of the MC but DH is pushing to take advantage of the healthcare here especially if it's being recommended. I don't know if I can put myself through TTC/PG again emotionally so I am in a limbo place right now. I know I don't want to do it again while living in the UK because we have less support here. Because of this, DH is seriously considering moving back to the US in the next 6-7 months. My world is really upside down right now.

    Any testing coming up/any recent results? not yet.

    GTKY? Best holiday gift you've ever received? I don't know if it's the best gift but I remember when my parents gave me a massive stereo one year for Christmas and it had a 6 CD changer with dual cassette deck. I was probably 15 years old and I thought it was the most amazing thing. Not really sentimental but I spent many nights making mix tapes and listening to music growing up.

    Baby Birthday Ticker TickerMe: 39  H: 37
    Married: 8 years

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    1 LC, girl 4 years old

    TTC #2 Summer 2017

    BFP 1/5/2018, MC (D & E) 2/23/2018

    TTCAL May 2018

    BFP 9/20/2018, MC (D & E) 11/16/2018 :'(

    zamora_spindpjennifermaserrano714suzycupcake
  • von1976von1976 member
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    Hi all, I introduced myself over on the TTCA35 board but it's pretty slow over there. Figured I'd come peek on here. We have been TTC since April 2017. I'm 42. Last month I had a CP at 4w2d. This is my first cycle after that. 

    Status: CD 11, WTO? & actively trying.

    How are things going? What is something that you are struggling with this week? What is going well for you this week? R/R? I'm struggling with all of the Facebook Christmas pregnancy announcements. I've seriously hidden at least a dozen people from my feed. I'm in the middle of four days off from work, so I've got that going for me.

    Any testing coming up/any recent results? My OPKs are so confusing! I usually O CD10-12. I've had positives (test line same as control) CD 7, and CD 9-10. CD 11 (today) is lighter than control. Usually my OPKs are darker than the control, so I have no idea when it happened, or if it has yet.

    GTKY? Best holiday gift you've ever received? It's boring, but I really wanted a chest freezer one year and my hubby got me one. The next year he thought he'd buy me a microwave in keeping with the same theme and I wanted to murder him (I did not ask for, want, or need a microwave). I think he's learned his lesson!

                                                                                                           
    Anniversary

    Baby GIRL born 9/16/201
    BFP! EDD 8/1/2019 CP 4w2d

    zamora_spinradiohd18maserrano714suzycupcake
  • @kbrown2385 I can NOT imagine getting a KU announcement on facetime, boy would the announcer be disappointed. That makes it even harder that it was your sister. Such complex emotions. I know you're probably happy for her but that doesn't make the heartache easier.  My BFF since 6th grade (who has had 2 mc) is now 18 weeks pg with her rainbow and I literally can't bring myself to talk to her. I feel so much guilt but I'm not that strong.  <3 Sending love. 

    @von1976 Hi! Welcome although boo you have to be here. TWELVE fb announcements? I think I would have just deleted my page then and there. My first cycle after my chemical was a little wonky too (I had + OPKs on CD 10, 11 but then didn't ) until 18.. which was just weird)  but the cycle after they were back to normal. 

    @radiohd18 Welcome back and sorry you're here again. Are you living in the UK for your/DH's job? Seeing a specialist may not be a bad idea when you're ready but I will say having answers is a crapshoot. Sometimes there are no answer. Sometimes there are half answers (like me, I have a slightly off-kilter TSH level. Could it cause a MC? Maybe, maybe not...) And sometimes there are answers that you don't want. Hoping you can find peace in your decision. 

    @kindbytealikat When is your RE appt? Will this be your first? I was very hesitant to see one too. I literally have 13 (THIRTEEN) e-mails going back and forth with DH saying okay, I'll go. No, I don't want to go. Alright, yes, let's go. I'm glad I went though :) I'm sorry for the funk. I'm in one with DH too. Things are just tense.. in a way they've never been before. Do you look forward to the holidays at all? That's something that keeps my spirits bright around this time of year. Also your AFF is KILLING me  :D  Why? WHY??  lmao

    @kagesstarshroom lol yes I'm trying all sorts of things to de-stress. I found myself in the AP security line this AM doing "yoga breathing" but really it sounded like lamas breathing b/c there was nothing that could de-stress that situation so I figured I've give huffing and puffing a try lol. I found my OB to be very dismissive about my losses, in fact, thats what made me decide to see an RE. No matter how many Qs I write down though I always forget to ask, or feel embarrassed to ask. So I usually just go home and submit them though the patient portal lol. And yay for an impromptu date night. I hope its wonderful :) Also, I tend to POAS whenever I get bored or impatient or feel like wasting $$. I can't say I recommend it but it does bring a little excitement to my life for approximately 2 minutes.  :D

    @zuuls_mom What a precious gift! I'm sure you cherish it dearly. 



    Me 30 DH 31
    MC 1/4/18 @ 21 weeks 
    CP 5/6/18 @ 5.5 weeks
    MC 6/22/18 @ 6.5 weeks


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  • @kbrown2385 the restaurant was closed! mondays, amirite.  😭

    @von1976 i feel like i joined instagram to get away from the stuff i didn't like about FB, but like--now there are bébés all over IG too & i'm like "wahhh." good work on hiding stuff from your timeline! if someone is a consistent poster, don't forget you can "unfollow" too & they'll never know. welcome to this thread/board. i'm relatively new here, too, & everyone has been nice & supportive. i hope you're able to move on to a different board sooner than you'd think, though. <3 

    @nomangos23 'llamas breathing' cracked me up & it's hard for me to laugh in the morning--so thanks for that one. i'm glad to hear it's normal for an obgyn to act that way--since i'm over 30 & wasn't trying until recently, i haven't been to one in years. she *was* supportive during my loss, though, which i was and am grateful for & meanwhile, i have yall who--i've learned so much here & also i've learned what it's possible to maybe know via research & what you need to ask a dr. for, if that makes sense. ALSO, see spoiler for relevant gif.


    @kindbytealikat S.A.D. is REAL. February was always when i felt the full effects/the worst of it when I lived up north, but I've found DH & i are both just happier in the south in the winter. i wish my family would all... just move to where it's warm with us so we didn't feel compelled to move closer to home. i blame the Puritans (yes, from like the 1600s)! settling so many years ago where it was so cold! why! 

    @radiohd18 it sounds like you're in a true funk & i hope you find the right path. at least you have the appt scheduled & some time to decide whether or not to go? as someone who lives far away from my fam (though in the same country--but still a two-day's-drive far) i feel you on feeling like you'd have less support there, so i have no good advice, just solidarity in having faith you'll figure out what's best, even if it takes time. 
    radiohd18suzycupcake
  • @zamora_spin Welcome back! We missed you :) Why on BCP pills so long? Were they watching for something in particular during this time? And I am SO with on getting KU being the easy part. I can imagine you're on pins and needles about both getting KU and having a healthy pregnancy. I go back and forth between "I'd rather not get KU at all" than "Get KU and have a MC". It sounds like even if you don't O today you're really close to your transfer date. How many days after transfer will they do a beta? And if positive, what is the next step since you're in the RPL club? I've got all of my FX for you.


    Me 30 DH 31
    MC 1/4/18 @ 21 weeks 
    CP 5/6/18 @ 5.5 weeks
    MC 6/22/18 @ 6.5 weeks


    jrm_14suzycupcake
  • @nomangos23 Thank you! My clinic had me go on BCP when I got AF following my ER cycle. We were doing it to wait for the results of the PGS testing, which it turned out came back faster than expected. Then various timing things happened - I went to an out of town wedding so my clinic wouldn't start a transfer cycle, and the lab closes over Thanksgiving, so basically it was a series of scheduling issues. Their thought process was it was better to keep my ovaries on ice, so to speak, and re-start when the timing was right. In retrospect I probably should have pushed back to only stay on the BCP long enough to have a cycle before this one on my own, but oh well. Beta will be 9 days after transfer. From there I'll be monitored pretty closely - my RE will let me come in for as many betas as I want (last time I was pregnant I came in once a week before our first u/s), first u/s at about 6.5 weeks, and then weekly u/s's through week 9 with the RE. After that I would (hopefully) graduate to a regular OB if things are still looking good. 
    Me: 36 | DH: 35 
    BFP #1 5/14/17 (EDD 1/24/18) MMC Confirmed 6/13/17
    BFP #2 8/12/17 ended in CP 8/20/17
    BFP #3 10/12/17, EDD 6/27/18, hCG drop and no fetal development at 6w, D&C 11/3/17
    BFP #4 4/21/18, EDD 1/3/19, mc due to Trisomy 22 after HB stopped at 8w 
    Sept 2018 ER - 15R, 10M, 10F, 9 blasts, 5 PGS normal


    jrm_14suzycupcake
  • @ruby696 I know how you feel about starting with the RE.  We are headed down that same path.  As much as I want answers I'm afraid it is going to open up a whole other Pandoras box that I'm not ready for.  

    @zamora_spin good luck with your FET!  That is so exciting.  FX for a little Christmas miracle.

    @nomangos23 I feel the same as you... "I'd rather not get KU at all" than "Get KU and have a MC".  At this point my goal is not to get pregnant.  It's to have a living child.  

    Introduce yourself and anything you think is important: number of loss(es), when you had the loss(es), diagnosis/conditions surrounding loss, etc.  MC 05/18, MMC with D&C 07/18 due to Trisomy 22, CP 11/18

    Status:TWW 

    How are things going? What is something that you are struggling with this week? What is going well for you this week? R/R?  Things are a little better this week.  Back in the good part of the TWW.  I hate day 8 on.  I start having that internal struggle of whether or not to test.  On a good note we get to meet the puppies Sunday!  They will be 4 weeks old tomorrow.  Looking forward to choosing our new little family member that will be coming home just a few days before Christmas.  Our first due date would have been January 3rd so its not quite the baby I was imaging, but I am so excited to have a dog back in our home.  Our sweet 15yo pup passed away in May.  Not having a pup in the home has been hard.  We are getting a female Wirehaired Griffon for any of you that are interested in dog breeds.  Still working on names!  I can only come up with boy names.  Let me know if you have any suggestions.  ***TW***
    Our former dog was named Joey.  We asked our 3yo son what he wants to name the new dog and he said "Joey".  Leaning towards naming the new puppy Josie.  Would that be weird?

    Any testing coming up/any recent results?  I got all of my RPL blood work back.  My AMH is 0.31 which is pretty darn low.  It helps me understand a little more about why I keep losing pregnancies.  I know this is natures way of saying that genetically the baby isn't normal and the pregnancy should end.  I guess I wonder if we will ever find a good egg in there.  Due to all of the MCs this year I have met my deductible for health insurance.  My insurance will cover infertility testing and diagnosis, but not treatment.  We are off to see the RE on the 12th to get some more information and see what we can do moving forward.  Luckily my husbands insurance covers IVF if there is a diagnosis of Diminished Ovarian Reserve so at least we have that in our back pocket if we need it.  I never saw myself needing all of this.  

    GTKY? Best holiday gift you've ever received?  When I was about 12 my parents let us get a dog.  We had been hounding them for years for one so it was the best surprise ever.  The next day we went to shelter and came home with Sydney (Bloodhound and Wiemeriener mix).  She was the sweetest and best dog ever!  


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  • @von1976 i have to say, if I were living in the US and had he space, I would love to have a chest freezer. I love having awesome stashes of food to defrost when wanted.

    @nomangos23 DH is here for work but, I am on his work visa too and have a job with the UK version of my company. I don’t know what to expect from this appointment. TBH, I am mostly dreading being told that I waited too long and I am not capable of carrying a healthy baby to term anymore. I know that MC is not the mother’s fault and there’s no way of always knowing why MC for early pregnancy, but I will always carry some responsibility for it in my heart. I’m not sure answers will heal me.

    @zamora_spin thanks for your comment. I am relieved to hear things have changed in the US. I didn’t know what the standard was here before they told me. I think it’s paired with my age, though. Not sure they would’ve offered it to me if I were 5 or 10 years younger? Who knows. The NHS is still a bit of a mystery to me.
    Baby Birthday Ticker TickerMe: 39  H: 37
    Married: 8 years

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    1 LC, girl 4 years old

    TTC #2 Summer 2017

    BFP 1/5/2018, MC (D & E) 2/23/2018

    TTCAL May 2018

    BFP 9/20/2018, MC (D & E) 11/16/2018 :'(

  • @nomangos23 I haven’t made them appointment yet. I filled out the request appointment and never heard back. Then I talked to a girl here who said it’s quicker to fill out new pt forms and get ur records and take them in. I filled out those papers the beginning of last cycle. I can’t bite the bullet and take them in. I have a complicated relationship with the holidays, I look forward to them but they’re hard since losing my GF and now that my grandma is to overwhelmed by large company we don’t do there. A lot has changed in the last 7 years and it’s still a struggle for me. 
    @zamora_spin I’m so glad you’re back, but I get the need for a break. I’ve thought about the sad lamp, I should really research them a bit more.
    Me: 34 DH: 46
    December Sig: Awkward Family Phone


    DSS: 19

    DSD: 16

    DS: 3(Nov'14)

    MMC:8/17

    MC: 1/18

    jrm_14
  • @nomangos23 and @denma2015 Plus 1 for preferring not to get knocked up at all at this point. Well, I say that, I but I clearly don't mean it - I just want a healthy baby. And RPL makes 1st tri a miserable, hopeless experience. But there has to be a good egg in there, right? Right?! (As I hope I have some weird medical condition instead of tired 37 y/o eggs....)
  • @kindbytealikat my cousin lives in Finland where they have some times of year when they only get a couple hours of sunlight & so they have the lamp & she says that it's like night and day (no pun intended) with/without it.
    radiohd18kindbytealikat
  • @kagesstarshroom In London at the Winter Solstice the sun rises at 8am and sets a like 3pm. It’s not as dark as Finland but, man, it’s dark compared to parts of the NE USA. And it rains a lot too so everyone bitches a lot because it feels like we never see a sunny day. I don’t really miss 6 feet of snow in New England though.
    Baby Birthday Ticker TickerMe: 39  H: 37
    Married: 8 years

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    1 LC, girl 4 years old

    TTC #2 Summer 2017

    BFP 1/5/2018, MC (D & E) 2/23/2018

    TTCAL May 2018

    BFP 9/20/2018, MC (D & E) 11/16/2018 :'(

  • @kindbytealikat I had great success on keto when I started after my rpl panel with my second loss. The ob recommended it and I lost 60lbs. I felt great on it, just need to get back there.
      
    @zamora_spin the whole RE thing is like a double edged sword. I’d love to get some answers and find something we can fix, but I also don’t want anything wrong. I’m keeping my fingers crossed. 

    @nomangos23 I don’t really know what she was thinking. I’m sure she probably won’t ever do it again and I’m positive she wasn’t expecting that kind of reaction from me. My best friend did it to me last year with her sisters announcement. We were due 3 days apart before I had my miscarriage and I broke down and hung up on her when she told me. I didn’t even try to fake enthusiasm with that one. The baby was born in June and I still don’t like talking to her about it. 
    jrm_14
  • @ruby696 I am sorry you are back and hoping your appt goes well.

    @kbrown2385 I want a dyson so bad! I just wont pull the plug on buying one. We literally only have 2 carpeted rooms, so i keep thinking I will not get enough use out of it. Also, the day I went for my 8 week appt., saw BO and got told I needed a D&C happened to be the same day my best friend had her 8 week appt and we missed each other by minutes, then she announced to our friend group that afternoon. I felt like a complete bia that I never responded. I apologized later, but it was already the worst day of my year at that point. I have never been more thankful that it was only a text and not in person.

    @nomangos23 ; I am sorry you are having a stressful TWW. It should be a fun time and I totally get just being stressed. 

    @von1976 I went on a FB hiding streak a while back. It was freeing! 

    @dpjennifer I started my diet back this week and I am a hangry B. MH told me last night maybe I needed some time alone, to go take a bath... Umm maybe I should be hangry more often.

    Introduce yourself and anything you think is important: number of loss(es), when you had the loss(es), diagnosis/conditions surrounding loss, etc. 3 losses in the last 6 months

    Status: Benched until Marchish. I have a lot of work stress that will be clearing out in March, so I am just going to give it some time for my work to settle down. 

    How are things going? What is something that you are struggling with this week? What is going well for you this week? R/R? I still have HCG in my system and it is SLOWLY.... VERY SLOWLY going away. I just want it to go, be done and get back to a normal cycle. I want to scream. I have followup bloodwork on the 17th then my yearly in Jan. We will see where we go from here.

    Any testing coming up/any recent results? nope.

    GTKY? Best holiday gift you've ever received? I buy myself new sunglasses every year. I just got  my newest pair and I am in love! I kept them out and wrapped the box to open when we do gifts haha! 






    Awkward Family Christmas Photo - TTGP December sig challenge


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  • @klmcguire I have a Dyson and use it on our tile and wood floors. It. Is. Awesome. Don't let the lack of carpet stop you....
    kbrown2385jrm_14
  • @klmcguire like everyone else, I use it on all my
    floors! I’ve had ours for 8 years and it still works like a champ. I highly recommend it! 
  • Introduce yourself and anything you think is important: MC 8/18 @ 8wks

    Status: WTO, CD 3

    How are things going? What is something that you are struggling with this week? What is going well for you this week? R/R? Was disappointed when AF came after getting my hope up this cycle. I was 2 days late and got excited. Just going to try again this month. Just getting back in the swing of things after MC. 

    Any testing coming up/any recent results? No

    GTKY? Best holiday gift you've ever received? My best gift was my first car at 15. My parents bought it as my Christmas present. I was the only kid in my class with a car. It was my uncle's old used car but I loved it.

    suzycupcake
  • @dpjennifer I am also on the dieting bandwagon. This morning I bent over any the top button of my pants popped open. So alarming! It’s going to be hard with the holidays and great food and drink around. 
    Also, I agree about more affordable healthcare in the UK vs USA. I definitely do not have a wad of cash laying anywhere. The NHS definitely doesn’t have any frills but from my two surgeries this year, I would say they get the job done when it’s needed. There are no fancy waiting rooms, not much privacy, no extras, and they give you tea and a ham sandwich in recovery. I am curious what a RE in the NHS will have to offer but I won’t know how it compares to the US (and private US practices are a bit different from each other too, I think). 

    My anxiety was high in my last pg. I am worried I will not be in a good place emotionally for the next time.
    Baby Birthday Ticker TickerMe: 39  H: 37
    Married: 8 years

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    1 LC, girl 4 years old

    TTC #2 Summer 2017

    BFP 1/5/2018, MC (D & E) 2/23/2018

    TTCAL May 2018

    BFP 9/20/2018, MC (D & E) 11/16/2018 :'(

    dpjennifersuzycupcake
  • @radiohd18 Not gonna lie, I'd be pretty excited to get tea and a ham sandwich. The last two surgical procedures I've had, the doctors didn't even check on my when it was over. A nurse gave me apple juice once... And I have fantastic insurance. 
    suzycupcake
  • @ruby696 now that I’m trying to remember, I had a D+C for uterine polyps about 6 years ago and can’t remember getting food afterward. Doctors have not checked on me for any of my procedures either. Only nurses who seemed to be in a hurry. 

    Is it 8 hours of fasting before or 12? Everyone should get a at least a ham sandwich.
    Baby Birthday Ticker TickerMe: 39  H: 37
    Married: 8 years

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    1 LC, girl 4 years old

    TTC #2 Summer 2017

    BFP 1/5/2018, MC (D & E) 2/23/2018

    TTCAL May 2018

    BFP 9/20/2018, MC (D & E) 11/16/2018 :'(

  • radiohd18 I completely understand.  Just a note that you may want to try the RE route in UK first, and then can always repeat tests in US if necessary. But at least you could get some answers before you tried again, even if you didn't want to do the actual trying until you were in teh US....

    TTGP Siggy Contest - December: Awkward family photos (pretty sure the only family this kid has is with his saxophone!)

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    Me: 34    DH: 37
    MC #1: D&C Oct 23, 2015 (7.5 weeks)
    Married: Nov. 7, 2015
    MC #2: July 1, 2016 (5.5 weeks) 
    MC #3: October 17, 2016 (CP)
    RPL testing November 2016-January 2017
    MC #4: Feb. 28, 2017 (CP)
    Additional RPL testing March-November 2017
    Possibly giving up because I just can't even anymore...

    #BitterHagPartyOf1

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  • minnek8 Glad your therapist has been helpful and that you're doing a bit better!  I think depression is harder for those of us super Type A people, because we're high-functioning even during depression that 'others' think we're fine even though we know we're not, because we're still getting things done... Also, I think there's always a fear of talking about something that has such a stigma attached to it. I know I was hesitant before I put my second loss on FB because I was afraid of all the crazy religious ladies being like "It's God's Will" and all the other stupid shyte people say to us... but it turned out better than expected, and if stupid comments do come about, it's a good teachable moment.

    TTGP Siggy Contest - December: Awkward family photos (pretty sure the only family this kid has is with his saxophone!)

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    Me: 34    DH: 37
    MC #1: D&C Oct 23, 2015 (7.5 weeks)
    Married: Nov. 7, 2015
    MC #2: July 1, 2016 (5.5 weeks) 
    MC #3: October 17, 2016 (CP)
    RPL testing November 2016-January 2017
    MC #4: Feb. 28, 2017 (CP)
    Additional RPL testing March-November 2017
    Possibly giving up because I just can't even anymore...

    #BitterHagPartyOf1

    zamora_spinminnek8
  • @radiohd18 So sorry you are here.  <3 A ham sandwich and tea sounds so fancy to me for some reason? Probably because I just assume everything in the UK is cute-- like it's a pair of delicate finger sandwiches and a cup of tea in real china. Probably not really like that, eh? At my recent surgery I felt like I got a FEAST, but I had also complained A LOT before surgery that I hadn't eaten in over 13 hours and it would be approaching 16 by the time surgery was done and I was worried about being real mean out of hanger. 

    @denma2015 A puppy! A puppy! So exciting! And so brave-- we've only adopted adult dogs (greyhound rescue) and I feel like that is enough work for me. Maybe because it is like bringing a baby deer into the house... 

    @klmcguire +1 on using the Dyson on any/every surface. Hardwood, tile, carpet, furniture, ceiling fans, sucking the hair right off the dog (he loves this? weird.), cleaning out the car... if something needs to leave your house, the Dyson will help you!

    @nomangos23 "Stressing more about stressing" is apparently my favorite kind of stressing. And it is so hard to get out of that cycle. I have found that keeping myself busy with little, easy tasks to be super helpful. It isn't the most emotionally mature way to deal with it (it essentially forces you to stuff your feelings or set them aside), but it snaps my head back into place. I have some very clean grout in my shower because of it. 

    @kbrown2385 So sorry about how your sister shared her news. I've never asked friends to share via text or email, but I like that idea and wished I had. It's hard to express to people that I will genuinely get excited for you, but I first need time to reconcile my own heartache. I have definitely disappointed some friends in my reaction because I have just been totally stoic in an effort to not lose my ish and they know I am not a stoic person. Hard. 

    @kindbytealikat Do you do anything for seasonal affect? I've never sought an official diagnosis because I don't think I have it worse than anyone else. Lots of happy lights in my office, so I usually just suck up some UV from a co-worker but I found that taking Vitamin D in the winter helped. It just takes the edge off from "It's cold, dark, and I hate everything" to "It's cold, dark, and I dislike some things." 

    @von1976 So sorry you are here. I just shoved three frozen chickens into two standard fridge freezers (around all our other stuff, which, let's be real, is frozen hashbrowns and frozen pizzas), and as I was tetrising it all together I was PRAYING for a chest freezer. 

    @zamora_spin Fingers crossed for your FET!
    jrm_14suzycupcake
  • @zamora_spin I bet you have all sort of feels & emotions right now. How is your heart doing?  It will be a 6dpo transfer, correct?


    suzycupcake
  • zamora_spin Yeah, yesterday Feds were closed for a "National Day of Mourning" for Bush 41. From what I understand the shutdown deadline is Friday at midnight... and interestingly enough it's been fairly hush hush on the subject. Usually by now there's some speculation and talk on Fed News Radio or other places about likelihood of a shutdown and the main arguments and whatnot... Last I heard they were talking about a 2 week Continuing Resolution (taking us to Dec 21) to allow the govt to get past the Bush funeral... but who knows? I may get some extra time off before the holidays?  I'll keep ya informed! :)

    TTGP Siggy Contest - December: Awkward family photos (pretty sure the only family this kid has is with his saxophone!)

    Awkward-Family-Christmas-Photo-2

    Me: 34    DH: 37
    MC #1: D&C Oct 23, 2015 (7.5 weeks)
    Married: Nov. 7, 2015
    MC #2: July 1, 2016 (5.5 weeks) 
    MC #3: October 17, 2016 (CP)
    RPL testing November 2016-January 2017
    MC #4: Feb. 28, 2017 (CP)
    Additional RPL testing March-November 2017
    Possibly giving up because I just can't even anymore...

    #BitterHagPartyOf1

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