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GTKY Weekend Edition: Hygiene!

keikilovekeikilove member
edited August 2020 in Trying to Get Pregnant

What’s your upkeep routine? Who is shaving just for FW or a visit to the RE? Is waxing still a thing during Pandemic Times? 

Re: GTKY Weekend Edition: Hygiene!

  • keikilovekeikilove member
    edited August 2020
    I’m a “Clean it up before FW!” kinda girl.😄 MH made a comment recently that the RE gets more smooth action than he does😬 so I think I need to step up my game. 
  • edited August 2020
    @keikilove me too, although I am usually pretty good about shaving my legs in the summer.  :D  I fully admit that I cleaned up the bikini area before my egg retrieval!
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  • I usually clean it up around the FW, but do some minor maintenance the rest of the month so things don't get out of hand...

    Me: 36, DH: 38, Together since: 2006, Married: 9/2011 
    **TW Living Child**

    BFP 9/19/20 - EDD - 6/1/21

    BFP 2/2014 - DS - 10/2014

  • I’m a keep it up all the time girl. I'm super picky about my legs and other areas being shaved constantly lol I like being smooth all the time 😆 No waxing for me. 
  • I'm lazy. I'm usually apologizing for hairy legs to DW ( I maybe shave them once a month, or if we are visiting family and my legs will be visible) 😂. Granted, she does as much, if not less, maintenance. 🤷 

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  • I have a funny story about bikini waxing. Years ago, I was painting my grandmother's nails and she told me I should think about being an esthetician. I said I didn't think I'd be comfortable giving bikini waxes, particularly Brazilian waxes. Well, my 85 year old grandmother didn't know what a Brazilian wax was and insisted I explain it to her. Let's just say she didn't believe me at first and her reaction was priceless. :D 
  • I do not shave for my FW. I only shave for my midwife, when it gets too itchy, and when I wear a swimsuit. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Everyone is luckier than DH. 🤣
    TTC History

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  • edited August 2020
    @chindimples04 🤣🤣🤣

    @emeraldduchess you really need to give us specifics about this conversation with your grandma. 

    I’ve really let myself go during the pandemic. I used to shave my legs every few days but now it’s like every 2 weeks. I’m embarrassed but I don’t even apologize to DH anymore. He doesn’t care. Well, not true, he says he doesn’t care but I know he likes it when I’m smooth for him. 
    TTC History
    Me: 38, MH: 37 | Met 02/2009 | Started Dating 08/2017 | Married 02/02/2020
    TTC #1 since 02/2020
    2009 | Dx PCOS; likely a misdiagnosis
    07/14/20 | Dx Hashimoto's Thyroditis
    07/21/20 | 1st RE appointment
    07/2120 - 08/20/20 | so much testing; no signs of PCOS
    08/20/20 | Dx Unexplained; AMA
    09/08/20 | IUI #1 Clomid + Trigger + Prometrium | BFN
    09/30/20 | Urology consult; more testing required
    10/2020 | Clomid + OPK + TI + Prometrium | BFN
    10/26/2020 | Starting 2nd IUI cycle, with Letrazole and with a new RE / different clinic
    11/03/2020 | New Dx "poor egg quality"; IUI cancelled in favor of Trigger + TI + Prometrium | BFN
    11/26/2020 | Combo IUI (Clomid + Menopur) + Trigger + Prometrium | BFN
    12/20/2020 | Combo IUI (Clomid + Gonal-F) + Trigger | IUI Cancelled due to thin lining; TI only | BFN
    01/14/2021 | Combo IUI (Letrazole + Menopur) + Trigger | BFN
    02/06/2021 | Switched to a new RE (TEW) ; trying naturally until we complete additional testing 
    03/14/2021 | Hybrid Double IUI, with Zymot (Letrazole, Gonal-F) + Trigger + Endometrin | Ovulated 4 mature eggs but still a BFN ☹️
    04/07/2021 | Natural cycle while we regroup | BFN
    04/09/2021 | Employer announces fertility benefits starting 05/01/2021! | Search for a new doctor who accepts insurance
    05/10/2021 | New RE consult & plan for IVF
    05/13/2021 | Mid-luteal IVF cycle #1 interrupted; had to get cancer genetic screening done to make sure I didn't have the same SDHA gene mutation as MH. 
    06/10/2021 | Aygestin priming IVF cycle #1; opted to Cx after 9 days of stims since only 5-6/12 follicles responded
    07/26/2021 | Attempt #2 at IVF cycle #1 (mid-luteal start): 8 retrieved, 8 MII, 6 fert (1 PN3), 3 Day 5 & 6 blasts: 3AA, 3AA, 6AB; 3 euploid
    08/09/2021 | Rest cycle / unmedicated TTC | Shockingly, a BFP! EDD: 5/25/202 | CP at 4w4d
    09/23/2021 | IVF cycle #2 (mid-luteal start): 14 retrieved, 13 MII, 11 fert, 5 Day 5 & 6 blasts: 2 x 3AA, 2 x 3AB, 3BB; 2 euploid
    11/12/2021 | IVF cycle #3 (mid-luteal start): cancelled due to ovaries being on vacation
    12/20/2021 | Rest cycle / unmedicated TTC + Pregmune Immunology Testing; BFN
    01/22/2022 | Rest cycle / unmedicated TTC + understanding uncovered immunological issues; BFN
    02/18/2022 | Mock transfer cycle! ERA, ReceptivaDx, EMMA/ALICE; start Prednisone to address NK activity
    03/16/2022 | Final, "Hail Mary" super-ovulation + TI cycle before FET; BFP! EDD: 12/21/2022 | MMC 05/08/2022
    05/20/2022 | D&C; recovering... 
    06/21/2022 | Trying naturally until October 2022
    07/21/2022 | BFP! EDD 04/02/2023

  • I do my own Brazilian waxes at home  :#  I got a wax warmer and hard wax beads on Amazon and I do it myself usually every month after AF is gone. I actually have an eczema patch in my pubic hair which gets itchier with long pubic hair and irritated by shaving so waxing is pretty much my only option. 
    *TW LC*
    Me & MH: 32
    DS: 6/1/18 (Pre-E; IUGR; seizures; NICU)
    TTC #2: 12/2019
    Sept 2020: HSG possible blocked right tube
    Nov 2020: Letrozole + TI - BFN
    Dec 2020: Letrozole + TI - BFP!!! EDD 9/18

  • i missed this fun weekend GTKY so i am jumping on!
    i am very much keep it clean all the time.  had to give up the waxing for 3 months during pandemic, but literally went back the week they opened.  i time the wax for right before FW so its nice ---unless there is a swimsuit occasion at a different time of the month, then that gets priority.  legs i do every few days, or obviously if wearing shorts/FW i do on each of those days.  @krash_ i could NEVAHH do that to myself though!! go you!
  • @krash_ you are one together cookie! Respect!
    Me: 36, DH: 38, Together since: 2006, Married: 9/2011 
    **TW Living Child**

    BFP 9/19/20 - EDD - 6/1/21

    BFP 2/2014 - DS - 10/2014

  • I'm always a clean it up down there for FW kind of gal. Lately I haven't been bothering with my legs - honestly a few weeks ago may have been the first time I shaved all summer.
    *TW* History:
    Me: 33 DH: 35 | Together since 2007 | Married July 2016

    TTC #1 since 7.2017
    Dx: low morph (1%), ANA positive, low decidualization score, high TSH and testosterone, histone antibodies

    IUI #1-3 all BFN
    IVF #1 | 6.11.19 | 24R, 17M, 15F, 6B, PGT-A tested - 5 normal, 3 girls & 2 boys
    FET #1 | 9.10.19 | BFN "I know you, but we've never met. I'm with you, but I don't know your name"
    RPL, Receptiva, & ERA testing | all normal/negative, recommended going on gluten and dairy free diet for next FET
    FET #2 | 3.31.20 | Opted to cancelled due to pandemic, continued diet and tried naturally over the summer
    2nd Opinion with another RE | 8.20.20 | Not immune to measles (received 1 dose); SA results similar to 2 years ago; decided to move forward with FET #2 redo at start of next cycle
    Surprise natural BFP! | 9.22.20 | MC 10.23.20 at 8 weeks
    TTCAL naturally | starting 11.22.20

    Initial consultation with Reproductive Immunologist | 9.14.21
    Decidualization score biopsy | 10.1.21 | abnormal - low score of 1; endometrial scratch recommended and progesterone supplementation
    Saline sono | 10.15.21 | normal
    Bloodwork | 10.21.21 high TSH, high testosterone, positive for anti-nuclear antibodies and histone antibodies
    BFP! | 11.3.21 | EDD 7.14.22 B) | biopsy provided same effect as endometrial scratch; added supplemental progesterone and estrogen, prednisone, levothyroxine, and MTX to maintain pregnancy
    DS born 7.19.22 after induction
  • I've been trying to shave once a week, my husband doesn't mind it that much but part of me feels badly for slacking off. I'm actually debating "dressing up" a bit more (i.e. might put on some makeup occasionally, maybe wear the new clothes I bought for no particular reason), just to change it up. I've been enjoying giving my hair and skin a break, but kind of miss looking pretty. 
  • I usually do some serious maintenance twice a month because I can't stand it out of control. Bikini line has been taken care of a couple times a week because we have a cottage and are in bathing suits every weekend. That's also the reason I shave once a week. 

    I had a golf outing this last weekend and we didn't go up to the cottage so guess what? No shaving took place. lmao. just takes so LONG! But I will admit I do love the feel of smooth legs! 

    @inthewoods23 I'm impressed that you went months without shaving your legs! Winter is on it's way so I will be at that point soon.

    @emeraldduchess That is is amazing. I have never had any sort of wax except eyebrows, but I would be open to waxing just about anything to minimize the overall time I have to spend grooming. 

    @chindimples04 #marriedlife right? "I'll shave when I have to." :smile:

    @krash_ Was it hard to get yourself to actually pull the wax off the first time? I feel like I would just freeze in terror lol. However, I said that about injections and I give myself those now!
  • @babyfeverbeliever it definitely took a "one, two, three, deep breath...PULL" the first time. After a couple times the hair is finer and more sparse so it's not as bad. 
    *TW LC*
    Me & MH: 32
    DS: 6/1/18 (Pre-E; IUGR; seizures; NICU)
    TTC #2: 12/2019
    Sept 2020: HSG possible blocked right tube
    Nov 2020: Letrozole + TI - BFN
    Dec 2020: Letrozole + TI - BFP!!! EDD 9/18

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