Kristen--Best of luck in this cycle! My fingers are crossed for your success!!! Keep us posted (I am nosey, too!).
Tia--Can't wait to hear your updates!
I am hoping fast success for anyone TTC! I am about 13w along now and doing good now that the m/s is pretty much gone. I have been having some back pain and cramping that I noticed is much worse on the days where I am taking DD in and out of the car seat for errands. I had to start to limit our errands to one to two stops a day for now. I am not even big or really showing yet so I don't know what I am going to do in the months to come as both DD and I get bigger!
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04-03-2008, 10:43 AM #21kmsnjRegistered Userhas no status.
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04-04-2008, 07:44 AM #22
Here's my update -- not such a big deal, but for some reason this go around I'm not up to the day-to-day check in, and I'm trying hard not to over analyze every little thing.
I guess I'm feeling like putting things down in writing gets my own (and other people's) expectations up? Then again, a little extra good wishes never hurt.... and any currently-pg folks reading this feel free to rub your belly for me for luck. ;-)
Me? 41 very soon now, so feeling the age issue. I met with RE last week to review my test results. Everything came back good/okay, and in line with my tests 2+ years ago. FSH in normal range, passed the Clomid Challenge, tubes open, DH's SA good.
He suggested we start with injectable IUI, same protocol that brought us DD.
The stars somehow aligned and I started stimming that very night. Huge shock as I had been spotting for several days the week before (but AF held off to line up with my appt), and it was already 4:30pm (but luckily Village Pharmacy has a local office -- we made it by the skin of our teeth).
Initially okay response to meds... then a bit of a stall (including an E2 dip that I find unsettling, but they said not alarming)...
Similar to cycles pre-DD 1 good follie. I will likely trigger tonight (pending b/w results) with IUI on Sunday.
Here we go! Fingers crossed. ;-)
KCT -- if I was reading correctly over on the IUI boards I think we're cycle buddies. Hope we both get lucky.
PS. I'm probably NOT going to join an active thread on the IUI board... I'm over on the 35+, 40+ and secondary boards... but not sure what I'm going to say there either...
I don't know if it's because I'm older (both relative to last go around, and relative to most folks TTC), know more having done this once, feel I have been blessed with DD, or some other unknown reason... but I am both more relaxed cycling but at times more apprehensive.
04-04-2008, 07:54 AM #23
PPS. I think I must be hormonal. As I went to read some of the other threads I'm on/follow I realized that part of me doesn't want to post on the other boards because there seems to be a string on non-success stories and hurdles...
I don't want to continue that string. And even me getting to try is good news that seems unfair to those having problems.
Yeah.... probably too much time to think and too many hormones. ;-)
04-04-2008, 08:36 AM #24PharmGirlRegistered Userhas no status.
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everyone ttc good luck!!
Tia, definitely understand your feelings. It is kinda wierd the second go around. Kind of wanting to sound off the daily thoughts, but in a way feeling out of place, too. I don't know if it is this way for you, but at times I almost felt a little selfish asking for the miracle/joy/whatever twice. And, I also had a sort of peace about the process that I know I didn't have the first time and that most women don't have while going through it the first time. I definitely was feeling my veteran status. I did find that the women were so supportive and accepting of me and my desire to participate. And seemed to be really thankful for my knowledge and my positive spin. Got a few PM's personally thanking me for adding humor to the board and sharing such a positive outlook. I don't know, I did end up finding a home on the IUI board. Understand the "jinx" thing completely though.
kmsnj, glad you are feeling better. I am in the middle of m/s (though for me its afternoon) myself. Finally caved and took some zofran a couple of days this week b/c I was working (just 1 with lunch) and I felt like a new woman. I am thinking it is already starting to fade though. Other than that, I am feeling great. Absolute exhaustion has gone away. Watch out world!!
kct and tia good luck (rubbing belly, rubbing belly)! Keep us updated when/if you are comfortable.Angel
TTC#1 4 years (IUI #3 a success)
Reese Maribel born 2/12/2007
IUI #1 Feb 2008 BFP - wow!
3/3/08 14 dpiui beta - 297
3/5/08 16 dpiui beta - 599
3/7/08 18 dpiui beta - 1196
1st ultrasound - 1 liitle jelly bean!!
EDD 11/12/08 Yahoo!!
04-04-2008, 06:53 PM #25
Well, I had my appointment today. We are canceling the cycle. I almost hate to say anything, but that's what hapened. I don't really have any dominant follicles. We could try to keep stimming, but if they mature, they'll probably all mature simultaneously, and the cycle will get canceled anyway. We decided we'd rather cancel and then try an IVF later using a protocol with Lupron. So that's that. We knew going into this that egg maturity is a big issue for us. I guess all we can do is try. My awesome sister came and spent the day with me today, and I'm feeling okay.
Tia, I hope I didn't press you into writing. I'll be thinking about you! It definitely is a whole different experience the second time around.
Pharmgirl, zofran is the only way that I managed to work during my pregnancy. That stuff is amazing.
kmsnj, sounds like things are going well with you. Take it easy with the kiddo (yeah, right)
04-07-2008, 10:16 AM #26
Kristen -- sorry to hear about the canceled cycles. I hope the next one works out better. And no, you didn't press me to post.
It had been my plan (since I got the green light) to post when my IUI was scheduled.... it just took a bit longer than I expected, and I feared my cycle might get canceled -- I had an odd e2 dip and what I thought was the lead follie seemed to disappear (and never did come back).
With PCOS they always go low and slow on the stims... and I usually only get one good folllie, with maybe (only sometimes) another that might go as well.
I had to go back and look at some of my earlier posts (from 2 years ago) to make myself not feel so anxious/frustrated.
Hope to see you cycling again soon,
04-07-2008, 10:23 AM #27kmsnjRegistered Userhas no status.
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Kristen--So sorry to hear about your cycle getting cancelled. Hoping that you are doing ok.
Tia--Keeping my fingers crossed for you! With my IUI with DD, I only had one decent follie. The RE was hoping that I would have had at least 2 good ones. With that one "ok" follie, we had success so anything is possible!
04-07-2008, 10:30 AM #28Originally Posted by kmsnj
Silly me... I know too much and read too much... I should just smile when the doc says "all looks good" and not ask questions! (yeah... not likely)
04-07-2008, 12:33 PM #29kmsnjRegistered Userhas no status.
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04-16-2008, 03:41 AM #30LizzardqueenRegistered Userhas no status.
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I have cautiosly decided to post that DH and I are expecting #2!!
After 4.5 years infertility and IVF to concieve dd, we have somehow overcome the 1% odds and have done it all on our own!
AF was a few days late, and everytime I went to the bathroom, I figured that was the time it was starting. When it didn't hold true, I figured that I would bite the bullet and buy a pregnancy test- after all there is no better way to instantly bring on AF than bringing home a HPT. So, I used it, and instantly it came up PREGNANT- I am in shock- never did we think it would happen!
YEAH....now keeping my fingers, toes, and everything else crossed! My due date, from my calculations, is 12/21/08 (DH's b-day)
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