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Re: WTO Wednesday 10/27
WAYDTGKU: Charting, temping, OPKs, pnv, sex, preliminary testing
R/R: Halloween is almost here! It is my favorite holiday by far haha. I'm trying to decide on a movie to watch Halloween night. MH and I have actually spent all of October watching the popular franchises (Scream, Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween, Friday the 13th) because we had a debate on how they rank. So now I want to watch one out of the franchises....I've seen them all but that's okay. I'm leaning towards Sinister. Hocus Pocus and Halloweentown will be playing during the day 😂
CS/Q: Called my OB yesterday morning to get my test results. The nurse there answered and I was not thrilled. I don't care for him - he has not personality/customer service/bedside manner. But anyway, he confirmed results were there and he would have the Dr. look at them and one of them would call me back. Haven't herd yet...
@jellie603 That's frustrating about the nurse. I hope you get a call back soon. I haven't watched Hocus Pocus or Halloweentown in years! Might be time to track those down...
@jellie603 I hope the doctor calls you back soon!
@abjm0325 I've heard differing opinions on whether O-2 or O-1 is best, but if I could get exactly two days in I'd probably try to shoot for O-2 and O, personally. I also track cm, but my cm tends to be fertile before my OPK. I also get a darkening line the day before my peak line, so I guess ideally I'd do OPKs multiple times a day and have sex when they start getting darker, and then within 12 hoursish of peak. It really depends on the individual person though with how long or short your surge tends to be.
WAYDTGKU: all the things
R/R: Taking a sick day from school because I've got a grumpy stomach and tossed and turned all night. The high winds all night probably didn't help. Also in a bad mood because **TW** I open Facebook for the first time in who knows how long and the first post I see is a college friend's pregnancy announcement **end TW**. I'd drown my bad mood in sweets except I can't because grumpy stomach. So instead I'm going to drown them in my sewing machine.
CS/Q: not been good at temping this month. maybe some of it is driven by feeling weird because we have the RE appointment next week, I don't know.
@fantasyflyte I'm sorry about the social media gut punch (and the grumpy stomach). I hope you can lose yourself in sewing for awhile.
We'd love to have you write up an intro post in our Newbie thread found here:
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Generally we try not to mention LC in the daily WTO and TWW threads unless it is extremely pertinent to the conversation. There is a TFAS (trying for a sibling) thread that sometimes gets created, but not consistently. There you can talk all about your LOs freely. Brief mentions with a TW like you did is fine.
Take whatever time you need to get a feel for the board and join in the conversation when you can!
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 | 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