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February Randoms

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TTGP February Siggy Challenge: Animals in Love


Me: 29 DH:31
Together since 2007
Married 7/2/16
TTC #1 since 7/2017
Dx: unexplained, DH's SA shows 1% morph
IUI #1 12/27/18 - BFN 1/10/19
IUI #2 1/25/2019 - BFN 2/8/19
IUI #3 TBD
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Re: February Randoms

  • I'm in need of some recommendations.

    We attend a few competitions for the program DH and I mentor. Part of our team spirit is coloring our hair but in the past we've only used that color hairspray which ends up making everything look like a murder took place since our team colors are red and black.

    We're in need of something less messy, not damaging to the hair, and can last 1-3 days (if it's something we can apply every morning that's fine for us).

    Ideally it would be something that makes our hair red red, not just slightly tinted red. I've seen colored waxes, colored shampoo/conditioner but I don't know how well they work.

    Ideas??
    TTGP February Siggy Challenge: Animals in Love


    Me: 29 DH:31
    Together since 2007
    Married 7/2/16
    TTC #1 since 7/2017
    Dx: unexplained, DH's SA shows 1% morph
    IUI #1 12/27/18 - BFN 1/10/19
    IUI #2 1/25/2019 - BFN 2/8/19
    IUI #3 TBD
  • @inthewoods23 I've never used it so I'm not sure how temporary it is, but have you thought about using Kool-Aid?  I've seen/heard of that before


    "It's time to try defying gravity."

    Me: 38  DH: 38
    Married 6/11/16
    TTC Since 6/2016
    12/2016 RE appt; 1/2017 SA & HSG results - all normal
    3/2017 Dx Hyperprolactinemia; 5/2017 Prolactin levels normal; 8/2017 Low Ovarian Reserve
    8/2017 TTA for personal reasons; 10/2017 NTNP; 12/2017 Re-start TTC
    7/2018 Clomid+IUI
    11/2018 Letrozole+TI
    12/2018 Letrozole+IUI
     
    My Ovulation Chart


  • @prpl11butterfly preach! January was awful and lasted foreverrrr

    @inthewoods23 I don’t have experience with it myself but I would think the wax-like products that make your hair crazy stiff would work best for making it super red since it’s almost like a shell on the outside of your hair
    prpl11butterflyinthewoods23
  • @inthewoods23 - I've chalked my hair before. You get your hair slightly damp, apply the chalk (artist's not sidewalk), and then use a hair straightener to set the color. It worked for blue!
    Animals in Love - TTGP February sig contest


    inthewoods23
  • @inthewoods23 how about nice wigs? Not the cheap ones that will look like a rat's nest within 5 min but some nicer ones?
    TTC #1 since 04/2018
    Me: 36 DH: 37
    Dx: MFI (2 SA with very low count >10 million/ml), right Fallopian tube slightly damaged (blocked)
    01/2019: Husband Dx with a varicocele
    04/2019: varicocelectomy 


    inthewoods23
  • @marebear15 one video I was watching recommended not using artist chalk because it could have toxins in it. But I wonder, does that really matter when it's being applied to hair?
    TTGP February Siggy Challenge: Animals in Love


    Me: 29 DH:31
    Together since 2007
    Married 7/2/16
    TTC #1 since 7/2017
    Dx: unexplained, DH's SA shows 1% morph
    IUI #1 12/27/18 - BFN 1/10/19
    IUI #2 1/25/2019 - BFN 2/8/19
    IUI #3 TBD
  • @inthewoods23 - I don't really know about toxins in chalk, but I think if artists can use them and be fine, wouldn't we?
    Animals in Love - TTGP February sig contest


  • @lulu1180 I'm not really a fanfof the idea of using Kool Aid. Sounds like it would stain just as bad as the hairspray.
    TTGP February Siggy Challenge: Animals in Love


    Me: 29 DH:31
    Together since 2007
    Married 7/2/16
    TTC #1 since 7/2017
    Dx: unexplained, DH's SA shows 1% morph
    IUI #1 12/27/18 - BFN 1/10/19
    IUI #2 1/25/2019 - BFN 2/8/19
    IUI #3 TBD
  • @rikiteacup DH did ask about a wig in a mohawk style lol
    TTGP February Siggy Challenge: Animals in Love


    Me: 29 DH:31
    Together since 2007
    Married 7/2/16
    TTC #1 since 7/2017
    Dx: unexplained, DH's SA shows 1% morph
    IUI #1 12/27/18 - BFN 1/10/19
    IUI #2 1/25/2019 - BFN 2/8/19
    IUI #3 TBD
  • @inthewoods23:  I did kool-aid in junior high and it didn't wash out fully on the lighter parts of my hair.  Do not recommend.
    TJtheGoat
  • Gahhh. Whyyyyyyyyy...... 


    NYTino24
  • @prpl11butterfly wouldn't this be round 3??? what the heck? 

    TTGP February Siggy: Animals in Love



    Married 10.2016
    TTC #1 11.2017
  • @prpl11butterfly omg why can't they just get it together?! Again?!

    Me: 32  SO: 35

    TTC since Dec 2017

    Aug '18: PCOS

    Nov '18: Cycle monitoring, testing w/RE. SA showed count on the low side (19mil)

    Dec '18: Letrozole + TI - BFN

    Jan '19: 30lb total weight loss milestone since Aug '18. Natural monitored cycle + TI - BFN

    Feb '19: Letrozole + TI, repeat SA

  • Yea, 3rd attempt. 1st time the test was overlooked and not even done (this I found out when I went in for the 2nd time). I don't beleive this is a training issue though because the guy explained to me the error and basically told me he had already been re-trained. I think FedEx didn't pick it up this time. I told them that there was confusion about the pickup schedule while I was there having the draw. I'd put $$ down that they will find it in the pickup box. They should have let me take the package to work since we have daily pickups.
  • @prpl11butterfly A 3rd time???


    TTGP February Siggy Challenge: Animals in Love


    Me: 29 DH:31
    Together since 2007
    Married 7/2/16
    TTC #1 since 7/2017
    Dx: unexplained, DH's SA shows 1% morph
    IUI #1 12/27/18 - BFN 1/10/19
    IUI #2 1/25/2019 - BFN 2/8/19
    IUI #3 TBD
  • Somehow they were able to confirm with the carrier that nothing was in the pickup box. I don't even know. My blood and saliva are just out there somewhere...... 
  • I have so many thoughts yet I don't want to say them because they're all so horrible!

    This isn't just a "oh no I accidentally threw that away and have to go buy a new one" kind of thing!
    TTGP February Siggy Challenge: Animals in Love


    Me: 29 DH:31
    Together since 2007
    Married 7/2/16
    TTC #1 since 7/2017
    Dx: unexplained, DH's SA shows 1% morph
    IUI #1 12/27/18 - BFN 1/10/19
    IUI #2 1/25/2019 - BFN 2/8/19
    IUI #3 TBD
  • @inthewoods23 yes! I'm low key freaking the freak out. Like, where did the samples go?! Does the pick up box have a lock? Did some random just grab them? Did the seemingly normal phlebotomist have a sketchy side? Does the FedEx guy have a sketchy side? Should I expect to be questioned for murder? Like WTAF is going on here!!!!
  • @holly321 yes! I have a former friend who was allergic to the cold. She was always "excessively" bundled up in the winter. As for you cat, it is possible the kitten was doing it because Indy was.
    holly321
  • @prpl11butterfly omg that is just crazy! So not okay, they need to get their ish together 

    @holly321 I’m glad it seems be under control now; I didn’t know you could be allergic to the cold!  I hope it turns out not to be too severe when you go to the allergist. And glad you have no more shower pee!
    holly321
  • @prpl11butterfly Oh my gosh, that's awful! FX they track it down! That would completely freak me out.

    @holly321 Your poor son! I hope it's a minor allergy, if he is allergic to the cold. And poor Indy - whose name I love, btw.
    holly321
  • @prpl11butterfly Oh man I am so mad for you! That is just unacceptable. They should put this on a rush for you now and be covering all the costs too. 

    @holly321 I had no idea that was possible. Poor guy  :( . Hope that you are able to figure something out and it doesn't bother him too much. DH suffers from severe eczema and as a kid was allergic to everything and anything too. 
    I wonder if the kitten was following Indy's lead on that one? Especially if he could smell it at all. Little bugger. 
    November IVF Spreadsheet
    "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow!"
    Me: 38 DH: 36

    TTC since: 06/17
    Dx: MFI low morph; Acrosome defect
    IVF #1 November 2018 - 1 blast, fresh transfer BFN


    holly321
  • @prpl11butterfly wow, that is crazy!  Can you use another company?

    @ruby696, thanks, we were going to Harrison Ford cats (Han and Indy) but the newest one was named Fluffy instead of dr. Richard Kimble.

    Me: 30 DH:32

    DD 3/11  

    MMC 2/12

    DS 1/13

    TTC #3 since 2/17.  Malignant molar missed miscarriage 8/22/17

  • @holly321 I'm not an allergist, but from my quick Google search, if his itching and hives went away with the Benadryl, he might just have a mild case. Anti-histamines are all they recommend for allergies to cold. He probably just needs to keep skin exposure to a minimum on cold days.

    Interestingly, one of the articles specifically said it happens when temps get below 39 degrees. No idea how true that is, but I hope you get good news when you take him to an allergist ❤️
    TTGP February Siggy Challenge: Animals in Love


    Me: 29 DH:31
    Together since 2007
    Married 7/2/16
    TTC #1 since 7/2017
    Dx: unexplained, DH's SA shows 1% morph
    IUI #1 12/27/18 - BFN 1/10/19
    IUI #2 1/25/2019 - BFN 2/8/19
    IUI #3 TBD
  • @holly321 no, it's my REs office that does the draw. The only other option is having them send the saliva kit to me but I much prefer doing the blood.
  • @prpl11butterfly - What on earth, they need to get their stuff together! That's just a weird thought, that your blood is sitting out there somewhere...
    Animals in Love - TTGP February sig contest


    prpl11butterfly
  • @inthewoods23, it sort of doesn’t sound like too big of a deal, but it sounds like it sometimes can be.  This stuff freaks me out because I have seen my nephew have too many anaphylactic reactions.  

    Me: 30 DH:32

    DD 3/11  

    MMC 2/12

    DS 1/13

    TTC #3 since 2/17.  Malignant molar missed miscarriage 8/22/17

  • @holly321 oof yeah I thankfully haven't seen that with my cousins who have nut allergies. I don't even know if they carry epi pens with them in case of emergencies 😩
    TTGP February Siggy Challenge: Animals in Love


    Me: 29 DH:31
    Together since 2007
    Married 7/2/16
    TTC #1 since 7/2017
    Dx: unexplained, DH's SA shows 1% morph
    IUI #1 12/27/18 - BFN 1/10/19
    IUI #2 1/25/2019 - BFN 2/8/19
    IUI #3 TBD
  • @holly321 my uncle has that allergy to cold too. He gets it when he goes in cold water, or if the shower is too cold. He comes out of the lake in the summer just COVERED in hives. He looks like some kind of sea creature. It's soooo gross looking and he totally takes advantage of it and chases us around to try to give us a hug while he's all lumpy and bumpy. Hopefully it's nothing serious in DS, but I can imagine it's super scary to see on a LO! 

    Me: 32  SO: 35

    TTC since Dec 2017

    Aug '18: PCOS

    Nov '18: Cycle monitoring, testing w/RE. SA showed count on the low side (19mil)

    Dec '18: Letrozole + TI - BFN

    Jan '19: 30lb total weight loss milestone since Aug '18. Natural monitored cycle + TI - BFN

    Feb '19: Letrozole + TI, repeat SA

    brookert615
  • @holly321 Not gonna lie, I kind of love the name Dr. Richard Kimble. And all things Harrison Ford, actually...
    holly321brookert615
  • @b_1029 ; :D omg yes men are such babies when they get colds 
    b_1029
  • @b_1029 I feel your pain! I had to tell mh I didn’t want to hear about how his ear is clogged anymore. Hope yh gets better quickly to save your sanity.
    b_1029
  • @prpl11butterfly I would be livid! I hope they don't expect you to pay for that. 

    @holly321 I have cold urticaria which is basically an allergy to cold. It only bothers me when I'm out in it for extended periods of time. It caused severe tenderness to my skin once when we went to Disney World and the temperatures dropped to 30 degrees that week. So it is actually a thing. When we move to Alaska I will likely have to take allergy medication for it. 
  • @inthewoods23 those are perfect!

    TTGP February Siggy: Animals in Love



    Married 10.2016
    TTC #1 11.2017
    inthewoods23
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