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WTO Friday 4/23

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Re: WTO Friday 4/23

  • Month/Cycle: 5/6

    CD: 4


    R/R: TGIF! i wore leggings and a "fancy" sweatshirt to the office today and have enough dry shampoo that i'm surely flammable... and IDGAF! i said 2021 was no more leggings at work, oops. i just needed it today.

    CS/Q: nada

    acleverusernamechgilmore[Deleted User]fameonmain2
  • @anniemarie887 leggings are life. 
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  • @anniemarie887 hurray for leggings and dry shampoo!  My kinda girl!  I WISH I could get away with leggings at the office.  If I could I totally would. 

    Month/Cycle: 2/2

    CD: 4


    R/R: My sister is taking photos for me tomorrow (she is a photographer) and I can not decide what we should wear. It's like, I have so may choices but I don't love any of it haha.   UGHHHH! struggle!

    CS/Q: not today. 

    TTC History:
    Started dating DH 2006 . Married 2015

    TTC July 2015-November 2015
    BFP November 2015
    Baby boy born August 2016

    Oops BFP February 2021
    MMC March 2021

    Back on BC for a year to decide what we want to do.

    TTC Since March 2022
    MMC June 2022

    BFP September 2022 - Due June 2023!

    acleverusernameanniemarie887[Deleted User]
  • Month/Cycle: 3/2 

    CD: 7


    R/R: Hubby is home today 😍 Im so excited to see him he really is my best friend. 

    CS/Q: out of curiosity i bought some OPKs too. Previously when I was having issues they were always blaringly positive. However I took one yesterday afternoon and there were two lines but the control line was darker than the test line. That is what it should look like CD6 correct? 

    @ReadyForaB I always think getting ready for pictures is so stressful! Will your sister help you decide? 

    @anniemarie887 i don’t remember the last time I didn’t wear leggings somewhere haha It’s April I’m impressed you made it 4 months 😁

    @boymama2018 preach girl 

    [Deleted User]fameonmain2
  • @ReadyForaB perks of it being my office. @daisy0322 it's just sad b/c i have a decade of really nice professional clothing... just wasting away. but i have zero desire to wear any of it. the idea of like a pencil skirt, or suit/sheath dress... barf. no thanks. i guess i should donate/sell at this point?!
  • @anniemarie887 when I worked I wore scrubs so I don’t know what I’m talking about haha but my husband does wear suits and ties a lot to work but he mixes in about 2 or 3 days a week that he wears kakis or dark jeans. I don’t think it has to be all or nothing :) 
    anniemarie887[Deleted User]
  • @anniemarie887 the fancy sweatshirt makes up for any leggings. Also, no need to make excuses for yourself. Just own it! (PS I had to drop by the office this week and I kind of made is part of other errands trip. Well, much to late I realize that I was wearing the rattiest of my sweat pants and sweat shirts and my hair was in total disarray. I was like "FU... I've forgotten how to dress for the office!" Anyway, I had a beanie hat so I put that on to cover up my hair, and zippered up my jacket. I still looked like sh*t but it was passable.)

    @ReadyForaB ooooh a photo shoot! What's it for?! Good luck with outfit choosing; hopefully your sis can lend a hand. My sister is excellent at giving her very frank opinion on my choice of outfits. Lol. 

    @daisy0322 Yay for YH being home! So cute that he's your best friend. (Although, and this may be FFFC, I do have a thing when ppl announce on Facebook that "today, I married my best friend"... MH is a great friend, but my best friend is still my best friend.)

    Month/Cycle: 16/16

    CD: 17

    WAYDTGKU: lots of stuff, but most IVF prep this cycle

    R/R: my hipflexors were hurting so badly all day yesterday, and I remembered that I've noticed that before so of course I started looking on Dr. Google. Well, guess what... endometriosis came up as a frequent cause of hip flexor pain. Anywho, not gonna freak out for now but will run it by my RE. 

    Also, managed to get an appointment with genetic counselor for MH and I to discuss his SDHA gene issues. AND, I shared this with someone I met on another fertility forum (she's a scientist / works in a lab on human stuff) and she found an research article that said that this could the be cause of sperm production impairment. I'm checking this with RE too but she (RE) had already told me that she suspected our sperm issues are due to genetics. So, this would make soooo much sense. 

    CS/Q: too lazy to post today; temps are staying low, CM is not looking very fertile, OPKs are still negative, so I figured it's a few more days before O. 

    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

  • @acleverusername yeah the cringy fb post are awful i just mean it in a real life way 😂 he actually is my best friend 
  • @daisy0322 @acleverusername My sister was a huge help in helping me ultimately decide.  Our styles are a little different but I was very happy with what we chose. She rented a beautiful couch and setup from a local vendor and sat them outside at a state park.  It was gorgeous.  The perks of being her sister is I always get to be her test subject.  I go first and she makes sure her camera is all set to how it should be for the rest of the clients that day. 

    @acleverusername TW-LC

    The shoot was for Mother's Day, like a mommy and me session.  
    TTC History:
    Started dating DH 2006 . Married 2015

    TTC July 2015-November 2015
    BFP November 2015
    Baby boy born August 2016

    Oops BFP February 2021
    MMC March 2021

    Back on BC for a year to decide what we want to do.

    TTC Since March 2022
    MMC June 2022

    BFP September 2022 - Due June 2023!

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