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Chart Stalk/Questions // July 2019

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Me: 35 // H: 40
Married: June 2013
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MMC January 2019 @ 6w4d w/ D&C February 2019
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  • kpearse99kpearse99
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    Women who have had an HSG done...
    did you go alone or did your SO go with you? 

    July Signature Challenge - awkward swimsuits:

    TTC #1: May 2011
    BFP: 10/27/2011 |  EDD: 6/30/121J9L77R
       3 DS born 6/28/12 via C/S 3 

    TTC #2: September 2018
    Mirena out 9/13 after 6 years
    BFP 11/11/2018 | MC @ 5.5 weeks on Thanksgiving
    Lilypie Kids Birthday tickers


  • @kpearse99 I had my mom come because DH was working. However, nobody was allowed in the exam room so I guess it didn't matter that my DH couldn't join. 
    Me: 36 | H: 43
    **TW**
    TTC #1: May 2015
    IF DX January 2016- Me: Right sided hydrosalpinx 
    Right tube removed: February 2016
    Acupuncture + TCM: March 2016
    BFP: July 4, 2016 | DS: March 2017 (39w 2d)
    TTC #2: April 2019
    BFP #2: April 2019 | CP: April 30, 2019 (4w 2d)
    BFP #3: July 15, 2019
    EDD: March 27, 2020



    kpearse99
  • @kpearse99 MH came and was allowed to stay. He let me squeeze his hand when it started to get uncomfortable 
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    married 11.1.14

    ttc #1 since 5.18

    bfp 12.22.18 letrozole + progesterone

    d&e due to trisomy 13/hydrops at 15wks

    IUI #1 July 2019

    kpearse99wabash15
  • kpearse99kpearse99
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    Thanks ladies!! 

    July Signature Challenge - awkward swimsuits:

    TTC #1: May 2011
    BFP: 10/27/2011 |  EDD: 6/30/121J9L77R
       3 DS born 6/28/12 via C/S 3 

    TTC #2: September 2018
    Mirena out 9/13 after 6 years
    BFP 11/11/2018 | MC @ 5.5 weeks on Thanksgiving
    Lilypie Kids Birthday tickers


  • b_1029b_1029
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    @kpearse99 I went alone! Luckily it doesn’t last too long 
    TTGP July Sig Contest - Awkward Swimsuit Photos


    married 10.2016
    ttc #1 11.2017
    dx: unexplained
  • Mine took a long time. But that's because the damn catheter broke! They had to go get a 2nd one lol
    TTGP July Siggy Challenge - Awkward Swimsuit Photos

    Me: 30 DH:31
    Together since 2007
    Married 7/2/16

    TTC #1 since 7/2017
    Dx: unexplained

    IUI #1 12/27/18 - BFN 1/10/19
    IUI #2 1/25/19 - BFN 2/8/19
    IUI #3 2/23/19 - BFN 3/11/19

    IVF #1
    Day 5 - 3 biopsied for PGT-A and frozen
    Day 6 - 3 more biopsied for PGT-A and frozen
    PGT-A Results: 5 normal, 1 abnormal - 3 girls, 2 boys!

    FET #1
    Scheduled transfer date 9/10/19


  • I'm thinking this is probably the right place for this post. My plan was to use OPKs but because I have such irregular cycles due to PCOS, I was told that temping might be a more accurate way to figure out my cycle. I'm brand new to charting and temping. Any advice or tips? I'm also currently reading TCOYF too!
    BusinessWifeNYTino24holly321
  • keikilovekeikilove
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    Hi, @gingermama29, nice to see you active here! :smile: Yes, this is the prefect place to post. I am not too familiar with the fine details of PCOS so will let others chime in. There are many people who can assist you with the best tricks and tips. 
    gingermama29BusinessWife
  • @gingermama29. Yes, I think I've heard that opks can be tough with pcos.  Temping is always great to confirm O because you should see a sustained shift in temps, or else see if its annovulatory, which can also happen.  I always just used a cheapo bbt from cvs,  but you can get them at any pharmacy or online.  A lot of people used the Mabis, but I'm not sure what is the current darling lol

    I do recommend using the FF ap for inputting temps and symptoms.  VIP will give you more information to input and analyze, but it's not necessary.  If you do go VIP, just keep an eye out for when they may be running a special on insta or fb or whatever.  When I was actively ttc, I used to love the VIP features!
    Me: 35 | DH: 42 ~ TTC May 2015 thru Dec 2017
    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 | 10/16 - MFI Azoo dx confirmed. No known genetic cause. Vas deferens absent.
    3/17 - DH started Clomid to prepare for MESA/TESE | 4/17 - Initial RE Consult for me. | 7/17 - Successful retrieval for DH!
    9/17 - Two BTB IVFs  | 10/17 - Polypectomy  |  11/17 - 1st FET ended in CP | 12/17 - 2nd FET ... BFP!!! <3 EDD: 09/09/18

    Our little miracle is finally here!


    gingermama29keikilove
  • NYTino24NYTino24
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    @gingermama29 I think you can still do OPKs in conjunction with temping. I don’t have a PCOS diagnosis, but I do tend to have a couple of LH surges and OPKs are often close to positive for me, but I do eventually get a strong positive (or three). Get the cheapies if you do use them. I know some women like the CBAD ones, but I’m not sure how well they work with PCOS. Do you ever feel ovulation pain that you can differentiate from cysts? Checking CM and CP works for a lot of women. 
    It's funny how it's the little things in life that mean the most...not where you live, or what you drive, or the price tag on your clothes... There's no dollar sign on a piece of mind, this I've come to know! *ZBB*


    Me: 35 DH 34 
    TTC  9/2016     BFP 12/9/16    EDD 8/21/17    MC 1/8/16
    TTC  2/2017  BFP 3/6/17   EDD 11/17/17   vanishing twin at 8 weeks   DS born 11/25/17 via ECS
    TTC 12/2018
    AMA, ITP in pregnancy, and vWD type II - low Factor VIII
    gingermama29wabash15keikilove
  • gingermama29gingermama29
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    edited July 9
    @BusinessWife and @NYTino24 thank you ladies! I appreciate the insight and advice! 😊 I did download FF and am using it daily to record my temp and CF. I'm excited to start getting more insight into my cycle. @NYTino24, I generally don't notice ovulation pain, but I also don't typically get painful cysts.

    Edited for clarity
    wabash15BusinessWifeNYTino24keikilove
  • alright trigger shot ladies - is it normal for the spot to be pretty tender the next day? it feels like a painful little bump under my skin where I did the shot
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    married 11.1.14

    ttc #1 since 5.18

    bfp 12.22.18 letrozole + progesterone

    d&e due to trisomy 13/hydrops at 15wks

    IUI #1 July 2019

    wabash15BusinessWifekeikiloveholly321
  • ruby696ruby696
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    @chichiphin Yes, mine was sensitive the following day. I don't remember a bump, but I could definitely feel where I'd had the injection. 
    BusinessWife
  • @ruby696 it's like a little knot... almost like a bruise? if it still is painful tomorrow during my IUI I'll let them know. I just want to make sure it isn't abnormal. 
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    married 11.1.14

    ttc #1 since 5.18

    bfp 12.22.18 letrozole + progesterone

    d&e due to trisomy 13/hydrops at 15wks

    IUI #1 July 2019

    keikilove
  • ruby696ruby696
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    @chichiphin You did it in the butt, right? I'm thinking you probably just have some inflammation in the muscle, but definitely mention it to your RE tomorrow. And good luck!!
  • @ruby696 no mine was in my stomach 
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    married 11.1.14

    ttc #1 since 5.18

    bfp 12.22.18 letrozole + progesterone

    d&e due to trisomy 13/hydrops at 15wks

    IUI #1 July 2019

  • @chichiphin. it can be 100% normal, but just let them take a look when you are there for peace of mind. ;)
    Me: 35 | DH: 42 ~ TTC May 2015 thru Dec 2017
    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 | 10/16 - MFI Azoo dx confirmed. No known genetic cause. Vas deferens absent.
    3/17 - DH started Clomid to prepare for MESA/TESE | 4/17 - Initial RE Consult for me. | 7/17 - Successful retrieval for DH!
    9/17 - Two BTB IVFs  | 10/17 - Polypectomy  |  11/17 - 1st FET ended in CP | 12/17 - 2nd FET ... BFP!!! <3 EDD: 09/09/18

    Our little miracle is finally here!


  • @b_1029 saaaaame 🤣
    b_1029keikilove
  • keikilovekeikilove
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    Lol to all this potty talk😂

    @chichiphin I do stomach injections with blood thinners & the bruise and/or knot under the skin happen sometimes. It’s totally normal. It will go away (after 3-7 days maybe?) Hope they will check it out at your appointment & give you more peace of mind! 
    chichiphin
  • Anybody else using Advanced ClearBlue Digital? I did for the first time this cycle and I got exactly zero "High" readings. I got an empty circle this am and then a solid smiley just now.

    I'm feeling like a total dumdum because we haven't HIO in several days for various reasons and also because I thought it wasn't my FW yet with the "low" readings. Ugh... 
  • How long had you been / when did you start using them?  Just since this morning?  I think you need to start those early enough to give it a baseline.  So if you only took it two times and it went straight to solid smiley, there's not enough to compare and get a flashing smiley.  I had that happen when I Od earlier than expected.  I had to start as soon as AF left the building, even if just with cheapies first just to see if anything was remotely going on, then switch to the cbads.

    Also the cbads are different than other opks like the cheapies, in that you do actually just take it once a day with FMU.  @jennifer_louise. I wonder if that might be messing with it too.  What CD are you today?  CS???
    Me: 35 | DH: 42 ~ TTC May 2015 thru Dec 2017
    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 | 10/16 - MFI Azoo dx confirmed. No known genetic cause. Vas deferens absent.
    3/17 - DH started Clomid to prepare for MESA/TESE | 4/17 - Initial RE Consult for me. | 7/17 - Successful retrieval for DH!
    9/17 - Two BTB IVFs  | 10/17 - Polypectomy  |  11/17 - 1st FET ended in CP | 12/17 - 2nd FET ... BFP!!! <3 EDD: 09/09/18

    Our little miracle is finally here!


    jennifer_louisewabash15NYTino24
  • millpemillpe
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    @jennifer_louise I use advanced CB digits and that happened to me this cycle! I am now on 15 dpo with a usually LP length of 12 and lots of BFNs, so I'm guessing it wasnt even right 🤷🏼‍♀️ I think I took a couple with SMU so I think I messed up my "baseline" so then it maybe identified my "surge" prematurely? That's only a guess though. Also @BusinessWife is correct that the directions do say to take only one a day with FMU so that could be the case with you that if you PM urine is higher in concentration its identifying it early? If you have cheapies I would maybe start using those to double check.
    FWIW, when I was previously temping and using them it was always right on that I got my solid smiley the day before O (confirmed by BBT) when I used them with FMU. My days of high readings varied from 1-6.
    Me: 31 DH: 34 :heart: Married: April 2016
    TTC December 2016
    BFP 2/28/17 // CP 3/1/17
    MFI Diagnosis: Aug 2017
    BFP 11/1/17 // DS born 6/18
    TTC January 2019
    BFP 3/21/19 // D&C (MMC) 5/8/19
    BusinessWifejennifer_louiseNYTino24
  • If I would have followed instructions I would have gotten my solid smiley this am with FMU (I suppose) so maybe we can still somewhat salvage this. 
    millpeholly321keikilove
  • @jennifer_louise are you being monitored this cycle?
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    married 11.1.14

    ttc #1 since 5.18

    bfp 12.22.18 letrozole + progesterone

    d&e due to trisomy 13/hydrops at 15wks

    IUI #1 July 2019

  • @chichiphin Nope, also for stupid reasons but I will be next cycle, thank God. Just still really feeling like a noob over here about this. 
  • @jennifer_louise ack I'm sorry! hopefully you can just get it in today and onward and that counts!!
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    married 11.1.14

    ttc #1 since 5.18

    bfp 12.22.18 letrozole + progesterone

    d&e due to trisomy 13/hydrops at 15wks

    IUI #1 July 2019

  • Lol thanks @NYTino24, I'm glad you can identify!! Guess it's back to peeing on cheapies next cycle for me (:
    NYTino24
  • another IUI related Q: I assume it is normal to have mild uterine cramping the day of an IUI? it isn't painful, just tight and crampy - different than period cramps. 
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    married 11.1.14

    ttc #1 since 5.18

    bfp 12.22.18 letrozole + progesterone

    d&e due to trisomy 13/hydrops at 15wks

    IUI #1 July 2019

  • @chichiphin Yes, I believe that’s normal. Anytime the docs put anything into your cervical canal or uterus there’s a chance of cramping. 
    BusinessWife
  • I’ve got an IUI question too: is it ok to just HIO all the days before & after an IUI? I know it’s encouraged after, but not sure about before (no sperm analysis needed this time). Thanks!
  • @keikilove thanks! we HIO 3 days before for a PCT, told NOT have MH ejaculate 2 days prior and now we have to HIO tonight. As my doc said - after an IUI it can't hurt and can only help

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    married 11.1.14

    ttc #1 since 5.18

    bfp 12.22.18 letrozole + progesterone

    d&e due to trisomy 13/hydrops at 15wks

    IUI #1 July 2019

    keikiloveBusinessWifejuliebeannn
  • Thank you @chichiphin! I was hoping I’d remembered it correctly. My RE’s nurses aren’t available to confirm so fingers crossed we’ve got our timing just right! 
    BusinessWifebegging4abump
  • And SO MANY good thoughts sent your way for a successful IUI! @chichiphin
    BusinessWife
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