Triple Threats 30+, TTC #1 after loss(es) - September 2010

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Purple77 replied on 09-11-2010 9:24 AM | Locked

Sandra--thanks for the info and book recs.  It's weird, my stomach is a little messed up lately because of seasonal allergies, but in addition, each time I break from my diet (eating out or eating at someone else's house), I get a horrible stomachache.  It could be that I'm just eating too much those times or that the wheat & dairy aren't good for my already allergy-sensitized stomach.  I know I can do better about avoiding foods when I'm eating out, but last night I had very little control.  I was at BIL's house and we had Chinese takeout (gluten in noodles and soy sauce) and cake and ice cream.  BIL's wife would have made a huge scene if I hadn't had cake and ice cream so I thought it would just be easier to eat them.  I really hope I am pregnant before the holidays so I don't have to worry about avoiding foods then.  My family would SO not understand.  I will have to check out those books sometime!  Do you avoid gluten and casein in your own diet?

Janetta--yes, it's really hard knowing where you would be in your pregnancy.  Someone I know on another forum I frequent conceived about 2 days after me, and I always knew where I would have been since she'd post things about finding out the gender, etc.  I tried hard not to keep track of where I would have been, though--too painful.  I'm sorry the RE couldn't find any reason for your m/cs--it would have been great if there was something concrete that you could easily fix.  Hang in there. Flowers  Where are you going for your vacation?

AFM--I'm doing so much better emotionally this month, I think bc I now have plans in place that might help me conceive.  The diet & exercise stuff gives me something to focus on, and I'm going to set up an appt with a surgeon who specializes in gyn surgery.  I hope it doesn't take me long to get in w/ him.

Going to a fondue party with a girlfriend tonight.  Should be fun.  I don't know any of her friends who will be at the party but I'm sure they're cool.  I'm also trying to deep clean the house bc I'm hosting Bunco next week.  I'm not much of a housekeeper so things will get dusted that haven't seen a dustcloth since the last Bunco I hosted!

Hope everyone has a good weekend!

Holly

Me-34, DH-40
TTC since August '09
Angel  2/9/10, dx at 7 weeks (blighted ovum)
TTCA for 9 cycles from 4/10-12/10, no BFPs.
Bloodwork, HSG, & SA were normal (tested in fall '10). 
Stage II endo was excised via laparoscopy on 1/19/11.
Started TTC again in 3/11, 5 cycles all BFNs
July 2011:  1st IUI + letrozole (IUI cancelled) = BFP
Angel 9/9/11, dx at 7 weeks
Currently TTA until we find out more info

 
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KyAngel3 replied on 09-12-2010 12:44 PM | Locked

Holly~ Thanks. We are going to TN.

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SBR26.2 replied on 09-13-2010 8:08 PM | Locked

Holly - Glad you liked the snack ideas!  Yes, saute the carrots & onion, then add the water & quinoa and cook according to the directions on the package.  Then add chopped walnuts & parsley.  I don't remember the measurements, I guess whatever seems like a good balance to you.  Not sure about nuts vs dairy & gluten.  Maybe because nut allergies are a different type? 
I am not sure about the time of day for the 7 dpo test, I don't know if it matters.  Have you been able to set up the appt with the specialist?

KyAngel - where in TN?  My parents live outside of Nashville and I spent 2 years living in TN before I left for college.  So I have been back a lot over the years visiting them.  Hope you enjoy your vacation!

AFM - I have the Acu appt with the new clinic tomorrow after work.  I am hoping that I 'click' with this place since I didn't like the last place.  We'll see.  9 days and counting until I get my results from the RE.  Down from 9 weeks originally, so its progress!  
This weekend was a near-disaster.  I was an emotional wreck.  A couple of months ago, DH and I agreed to babysit a friends 9 mo old while they went to her brother's wedding.  (This is the 'Abby needs a friend' girl).  We picked her up after the ceremony & family pictures and kept her for 5 hours while they enjoyed the reception.  She isn't used to being away from her mom, so it was kinda tough to get her to calm down and go to sleep.  DH and I did fine, fed her, diaper, pj's, got her to go to sleep.  Afterwards, DH was happy and felt more confident in our abilities to be parents.  But I just cried the whole way home.  I just kept thinking that I should be doing this for my own baby soon, but I'm still back at square 1.  
Then that just set the tone for Sunday and today.  Still not feeling great emotionally.  I've been trying to avoid babies so much since the m/c's, it was just overwhelming and made me so sad.   

CD 19, 6 dpo.  AF should arrive a little before my RE appt, so hopefully we'll be cleared to TTCA next cycle.

Me 33/DH 34.  Married August 2004
TTC #1 since 10/2009
Angel March 20, 2010 @ 4.5 wks
Angel June 7, 2010 @ 4.5 wks

All RPL Testing normal except Vit D deficiency.
11/3/10 - Operative Hysteroscopy and D&C to remove polyps.  Biopsy normal. 
TTCAL armed with progesterone supplements and extra Vit D!

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Purple77 replied on 09-13-2010 8:36 PM | Locked

Ramona--Hug  I'm so sorry that you're feeling bad.  I cannot imagine babysitting a baby right now--you are so tough to even go through with it.  It's so much easier to avoid babies entirely and you were a good friend to follow through--I hope that she appreciates how hard it was for you.

I wonder if PMS hormones are contributing to your feeling bad?  I'm also 6 dpo and irritable as anything.  I hope that maybe the acu appt helps you relax and forget about things for a little while.  Although for me, it's hard to relax completely during massages bc I know that I'm getting them to help with TTC, but I hope you don't get wrapped up in those feelings like I do.

For Bunco this Sat, I'm going to make a variation of your quinoa pilaf that also has lemon juice, and has pine nuts instead of walnuts.  Or maybe I'll just use walnuts.  Recipe is here: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Lemony-Quinoa/Detail.aspx  Can't wait to try it!

Oh, and great timing on your RE appt.  Fingers Crossed that you will be cleared to TTC. Pray

Janetta--hope you have a great trip! Flowers

AFM--My appt with the endo specialist is tomorrow!!  I called today to set up the appt and they had a slew of appts tomorrow--score!  I'm taking DH with me so that he can ask questions that I might not think of.  Looking forward to seeing what the doc has to say.  I feel so much more optimistic now that we are taking some steps.  My 7dpo test is also tomorrow.

Holly

Me-34, DH-40
TTC since August '09
Angel  2/9/10, dx at 7 weeks (blighted ovum)
TTCA for 9 cycles from 4/10-12/10, no BFPs.
Bloodwork, HSG, & SA were normal (tested in fall '10). 
Stage II endo was excised via laparoscopy on 1/19/11.
Started TTC again in 3/11, 5 cycles all BFNs
July 2011:  1st IUI + letrozole (IUI cancelled) = BFP
Angel 9/9/11, dx at 7 weeks
Currently TTA until we find out more info

 
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Purple77 replied on 09-14-2010 7:00 PM | Locked

LOVED the endo specialist.  He seems really on top of his game, ambitious, passionate about helping women, and had a great bedside manner (not a requirement but certainly helps!).  He answered our questions for a looong time, did an internal exam, and an u/s.  The u/s was normal.  If we go the lap route, I will definitely be comfortable having him do the surgery.

He definitely tried to steer away from straight-up TTC talk, other than asking us questions to make sure we were timing BD correctly.  I got the distinct impression that he wanted to leave nonsurgical fertility issues for other docs to deal w/, which made perfect sense.  However, he did say that he (hypothetically, b/c he's not my gyn) would do a SA and check my ovarian reserve before doing a lap.  That corroborates what my gut was telling me so I'm going to pursue testing.  My insurance doesn't require referrals so I guess I'll just look for a good RE on my own.

He didn't discount the endo diet but he said the main thing I should do to inhibit inflammation is take fish oil.  I already take it but I need to make sure my dose is high enough.  I'm going to ease up on the diet just a bit bc it's pretty miserable.  I'm going to go with the "avoid it but some is fine" attitude.

So glad I found a surgeon I like!  Now if AF would just not appear this month, I won't have to worry about testing. Fingers Crossed

Holly

Me-34, DH-40
TTC since August '09
Angel  2/9/10, dx at 7 weeks (blighted ovum)
TTCA for 9 cycles from 4/10-12/10, no BFPs.
Bloodwork, HSG, & SA were normal (tested in fall '10). 
Stage II endo was excised via laparoscopy on 1/19/11.
Started TTC again in 3/11, 5 cycles all BFNs
July 2011:  1st IUI + letrozole (IUI cancelled) = BFP
Angel 9/9/11, dx at 7 weeks
Currently TTA until we find out more info

 
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Purple77 replied on 09-14-2010 7:04 PM | Locked

Sammy--less than a week until your u/s!  Hope you're doing well.

Julia--how many dpo are you?

Me-34, DH-40
TTC since August '09
Angel  2/9/10, dx at 7 weeks (blighted ovum)
TTCA for 9 cycles from 4/10-12/10, no BFPs.
Bloodwork, HSG, & SA were normal (tested in fall '10). 
Stage II endo was excised via laparoscopy on 1/19/11.
Started TTC again in 3/11, 5 cycles all BFNs
July 2011:  1st IUI + letrozole (IUI cancelled) = BFP
Angel 9/9/11, dx at 7 weeks
Currently TTA until we find out more info

 
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KyAngel3 replied on 09-15-2010 11:02 AM | Locked

SBR26.2:

Holly - Glad you liked the snack ideas!  Yes, saute the carrots & onion, then add the water & quinoa and cook according to the directions on the package.  Then add chopped walnuts & parsley.  I don't remember the measurements, I guess whatever seems like a good balance to you.  Not sure about nuts vs dairy & gluten.  Maybe because nut allergies are a different type? 
I am not sure about the time of day for the 7 dpo test, I don't know if it matters.  Have you been able to set up the appt with the specialist?

KyAngel - where in TN?  My parents live outside of Nashville and I spent 2 years living in TN before I left for college.  So I have been back a lot over the years visiting them.  Hope you enjoy your vacation!

AFM - I have the Acu appt with the new clinic tomorrow after work.  I am hoping that I 'click' with this place since I didn't like the last place.  We'll see.  9 days and counting until I get my results from the RE.  Down from 9 weeks originally, so its progress!  
This weekend was a near-disaster.  I was an emotional wreck.  A couple of months ago, DH and I agreed to babysit a friends 9 mo old while they went to her brother's wedding.  (This is the 'Abby needs a friend' girl).  We picked her up after the ceremony & family pictures and kept her for 5 hours while they enjoyed the reception.  She isn't used to being away from her mom, so it was kinda tough to get her to calm down and go to sleep.  DH and I did fine, fed her, diaper, pj's, got her to go to sleep.  Afterwards, DH was happy and felt more confident in our abilities to be parents.  But I just cried the whole way home.  I just kept thinking that I should be doing this for my own baby soon, but I'm still back at square 1.  
Then that just set the tone for Sunday and today.  Still not feeling great emotionally.  I've been trying to avoid babies so much since the m/c's, it was just overwhelming and made me so sad.   

CD 19, 6 dpo.  AF should arrive a little before my RE appt, so hopefully we'll be cleared to TTCA next cycle.

Near pigeon forge area. been to nashville twice.

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KyAngel3 replied on 09-15-2010 11:02 AM | Locked

Holly~ Thanks

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SBR26.2 replied on 09-15-2010 7:44 PM | Locked

Janetta - Pigeon Forge is a nice area, I hope you have a great time!  

Holly - So glad you loved the endo specialist!  Also good that he said it is ok to ease up on the diet some.  I take fish oil, a 1000mg dose every day.  Not sure if it helps TTC for me, but someone recommended it to me since it helped her with dry eyes and I have that problem sometimes.  Haven't been noticing dry eyes lately (I wear contacts all day) so that's a plus!  Its probably good that he steers clear of the general TTC talk since he's a specialist and doesn't want to interfere with anything you are doing with the OB or RE.  It really makes such a difference when you feel comfortable with your medical team.  Did you get the results of your 7 dpo test yet?
Your version of the quinoa pilaf sounds equally yummy!  I had a great quinoa salad at a post-marathon race party.  It was quinoa with lemon juice, walnuts, cranberries, maybe some other stuff and served cold.  It was awesome.  The post race party was catered by whole foods and it was all excellent.   I definately think that PMS hormones are contributing to my funk lately.  I get grouchy about 1 week before AF, its almost like clockwork most months.  

AFM - I saw the Acu yesterday after work.  She was awesome!  The lady was really caring and not judgemental at all.  It was a conversation about my cycles, TTC history, overall health and wellbeing.  At one point she said, so you say that you have cold hands & feet.  I said, yes, look at my feet right now, they are blue.  So we had a good laugh about that.  Then she did the pulse & tongue checks.  As soon as she saw my tongue, she said, oh you have the classic tongue of someone who over-thinks and over-worries.  Bingo, that is me all the way!  Embarrassed She did the acupunture, which wasn't bad at all.  The needles felt somewhat like a pin prick going in, a little worse on my feet and ears, and didn't really feel them at all on my legs.   
Afterwards she said that she's not in the office next week, so my next appt is in 2 weeks.  She wants to go over the RE results with me and then develop a treatment plan based on that.  She said my diagnosis was Liver Qi Stagnation, Blood Stagnation & Blood Quality, which matches up mostly with what I self-diagnosed from The Infertility Cure.  She said normally they like to treat people for 2-3 cycles to get everything in balance, but its a very personal decision on whether to continue TTC or not during that time.  She prefers that we do not, but won't object if we do.  I wonder if the advice not to TTC is because of my m/c history.  Overall I was very comfortable there, the clinic even looked like what I always thought an acupunture place would look like.  So, I have the RE results appointment on the 22nd and then go back to the Acu on the 27th and we'll put together my treatment plan at that point.  yay!

What would/did you do about TTC/TTA for the beginning of treatment from an Acu ?  DH is ready to start back up as soon as we get cleared from the RE, I have mixed feelings.  I want to make sure I am doing what I can to not go through it again, but I don't want to waste time unnecessarily. 

Me 33/DH 34.  Married August 2004
TTC #1 since 10/2009
Angel March 20, 2010 @ 4.5 wks
Angel June 7, 2010 @ 4.5 wks

All RPL Testing normal except Vit D deficiency.
11/3/10 - Operative Hysteroscopy and D&C to remove polyps.  Biopsy normal. 
TTCAL armed with progesterone supplements and extra Vit D!

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bobaby replied on 09-15-2010 10:24 PM | Locked

Ramona- your new acu sounds great. Not a false note.  I had liver Qi stagnation and so did Rox, a threat grad who just delivered twins today!  I saw an appreciable difference in everything in 2-3 months.  It should help your PMS, and that's part of how you'll know it's working for you.   Given that you seem to get pregnant pretty easily, I would wait for 1-2 cycles and then try to really maximize yourself for the third cycle.  I never thought I would willingly take time off TTC, but when I had to I actually found it a great relief.  And then of course, when I started TTC again, I got pregnant, so there you go.  Do what feels right to you.

Holly- That all sounds great. So glad you liked the specialist and have confidence in him.  I really think that makes a difference in the outcome.  GL finding a regular RE.  Well, actually, GL for not needing one at all!

Holly P.S.- in regards to the diet. If you are sensitive to a food, but are used to eating it all the time, you might not have a lot of symptoms when you eat it, but if you are avoiding the food and then eat it, your body has saved up it's reaction and reacts in a larger way.  At least that's how my friend the Naturopathic doctor explained it to me.  She says she sometimes has patients avoid a food and then have some as a "challenge".  If they have lots of symptoms then they know they should avoid that food.  I would bet for you it was also the combo of wheat AND dairy at the same time- too much bad stuff all at once.  I am speaking from experience!  It took at least a year of avoiding it before I could have gluten and not have symptoms when I cheated.

Janetta- Have a lovely trip!

Julia- Hope you are doing well.  Where are you in DPO-land?

AFM:  Feeling pretty crappy- tired, and nauseated.  Symptoms for me aren't necessarily reassuring, after my m/c last time, so I am just biding my time until my scan.  I felt really anxious all week, but after I saw my therapist last night I feel strangely calm and optimistic.  During our session I got the distinct impression that this baby is a girl.   Let's hope she sticks.  In the meantime, DH and I don't talk about it much, and we're both just waiting for Monday.  Sorry I haven't been a better buddy, but it sounds like everyone is making good progress.   It really does help to have a team of people caring for you and supporting you.

Baby Boy 2011. 

DD expected 1/15

 

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KyAngel3 replied on 09-15-2010 11:34 PM | Locked

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Purple77 replied on 09-16-2010 7:33 PM | Locked

Congrats, Rox!!

Sammy--I know what you mean about symptoms not being reassuring but it sounds like your therapist visit helped a lot.  Let us know how it goes on Mon, even if you're then ready to move on to grads.

Yeah, I was wondering if I was reacting to foods more since I hadn't had them in a while.  I don't know.  I'm sick of being so strict about everything I eat...ugh.  I've pretty much been doing this for 3 weeks (I think) and I still crave sugar and bread like you wouldn't believe.  I'm really missing coffee lately, too.

Ramona--so glad you had a good acu visit!!  I have no idea about the TTC/TTA issue.  It would be so tempting to TTC if the RE gives you the go ahead, but it could be good to wait.  I don't know.  Maybe don't worry about it until you see the RE?

I had been wondering if I could serve this lemon quinoa dish cold.  Maybe I'll try it since you liked it served that way at the marathon party.

AFM--grumpy grumpy grumpy!  9dpo.  My 7dpo test was normal according to the nurse--18.8.  I don't know the units or much about it, but it appears from a little internet searching that it does look normal.  Very relieved bc I didn't want to think about Clomid now.  Several women on the endo forum said Clomid made their endo worse and I didn't want to chance that, in case I do have endo.

Need to search for an RE so that DH & I can get more testing.  I'll do some internet searches this weekend.  Sometimes it stinks to share an office at work--gotta be really careful what I look at on the internet bc my officemate likes to keep our door open, and anyone can walk in and see my screen.  And although I don't care too much what my officemate knows, I don't really want to call REs with her there.

It's practically Friday!  What's everyone doing this weekend?

Holly

Me-34, DH-40
TTC since August '09
Angel  2/9/10, dx at 7 weeks (blighted ovum)
TTCA for 9 cycles from 4/10-12/10, no BFPs.
Bloodwork, HSG, & SA were normal (tested in fall '10). 
Stage II endo was excised via laparoscopy on 1/19/11.
Started TTC again in 3/11, 5 cycles all BFNs
July 2011:  1st IUI + letrozole (IUI cancelled) = BFP
Angel 9/9/11, dx at 7 weeks
Currently TTA until we find out more info

 
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SBR26.2 replied on 09-17-2010 1:56 PM | Locked

Sammy - Fingers Crossed for your scan Monday.  Glad you had a good experience with the therapist.  How long did it take you to get pg again after you took a break for Acupuncture?

Holly - I won't decide anything until we see the RE next week.  She had told me last time she didn't expect to find anything wrong since my losses were so early, but we'll see.  Your progesterone results look good, I believe anything over 10 or so is considered normal.  Let me know how that quinoa lemon dish turns out!  

AFM - nothing really new.  CD23, 10 dpo today.  Waiting for AF.  I keep having this crazy thought that I could be pg this cycle, even though we did not BD during the fertile phase.  I think its just the anticipation of the RE appt and possibly TTC again corresponding with this part of my cycle.  
DH and I are running a 5k tomorrow with some friends.  I haven't been running much lately, so its definately just for fun.  No other plans this weekend.  I took today off work to get some things done around the house.  So far I've taken the trash and hung a picture.  Oops!  I need to clean our bedroom & bathroom though, just lacking the motivation right now.   

Me 33/DH 34.  Married August 2004
TTC #1 since 10/2009
Angel March 20, 2010 @ 4.5 wks
Angel June 7, 2010 @ 4.5 wks

All RPL Testing normal except Vit D deficiency.
11/3/10 - Operative Hysteroscopy and D&C to remove polyps.  Biopsy normal. 
TTCAL armed with progesterone supplements and extra Vit D!

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Purple77 replied on 09-18-2010 7:16 AM | Locked

Ramona--hope the 5K is/was fun!  Hope you enjoyed your day off, too.  Sometimes you just need a day off to do nothing--doing chores would defeat the purpose!  I can totally understand how you could feel like you might be pg even though you didn't BD during the fertile phase--I can see myself psyching myself out like that, too!  Not much longer until your RE appt, thank goodness!

AFM--So, I have an RE appt on Tues!  I've heard how long it can take to get appts with them, and I'm wondering if I got in so quickly bc maybe their business is down from the economy.  Who knows.  I just called to make the appt yesterday.  Anyway, the only testing I've had so far is 7dpo prog.  What else do you expect him to recommend?  I want to know as much going in as possible.

11 or 12dpo and waiting on AF.  BFN on FRER this morning.  I usually spot by now but I'm almost positive I'm not pg.  I don't feel pg at all--breasts aren't as sore as they were a few days ago and my bloating has gone down, which is usually a sign of AF.  I'm feeling weepy and sorry for myself--gotta get over it.  I'm hosting a party tonight so at least I have a lot to do today to keep myself occupied.

Hope everyone has a good weekend!

Holly

Me-34, DH-40
TTC since August '09
Angel  2/9/10, dx at 7 weeks (blighted ovum)
TTCA for 9 cycles from 4/10-12/10, no BFPs.
Bloodwork, HSG, & SA were normal (tested in fall '10). 
Stage II endo was excised via laparoscopy on 1/19/11.
Started TTC again in 3/11, 5 cycles all BFNs
July 2011:  1st IUI + letrozole (IUI cancelled) = BFP
Angel 9/9/11, dx at 7 weeks
Currently TTA until we find out more info

 
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Purple77 replied on 09-19-2010 7:35 AM | Locked

Still no sign of AF.  BFN on FRER this morning.  I'm 12 or 13 dpo, depending on whether I judge it from peak CM day or +OPK day.  I was all excited because I usually don't have longer than 10- or 11-day LPs, but after consulting past charts this morning, I saw that I've had a couple of 12-day LPs in the past several months.  Indifferent  So this could be nothing.  I'm nauseated this morning but I've had tons of experience with GERD-related nausea, so can't get my hopes up!

My party was fun last night.  The only bad part was that I ran out of red wine--didn't expect to go through it that quickly.  Today I'm getting a massage and going to a picnic for DH's department at work.  So tired bc I didn't get to bed until 2:30, woke up at 7:30, but I'll find some time for a nap.

How's everyone doing?

Holly

Me-34, DH-40
TTC since August '09
Angel  2/9/10, dx at 7 weeks (blighted ovum)
TTCA for 9 cycles from 4/10-12/10, no BFPs.
Bloodwork, HSG, & SA were normal (tested in fall '10). 
Stage II endo was excised via laparoscopy on 1/19/11.
Started TTC again in 3/11, 5 cycles all BFNs
July 2011:  1st IUI + letrozole (IUI cancelled) = BFP
Angel 9/9/11, dx at 7 weeks
Currently TTA until we find out more info

 
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Purple77 replied on 09-19-2010 3:45 PM | Locked

CD1.  Sad  I really felt like this was the month, but my history has shown that those feelings don't really pan out.  I'm skipping DH's work picnic and gonna chill out at home tonight.  Blah.

Me-34, DH-40
TTC since August '09
Angel  2/9/10, dx at 7 weeks (blighted ovum)
TTCA for 9 cycles from 4/10-12/10, no BFPs.
Bloodwork, HSG, & SA were normal (tested in fall '10). 
Stage II endo was excised via laparoscopy on 1/19/11.
Started TTC again in 3/11, 5 cycles all BFNs
July 2011:  1st IUI + letrozole (IUI cancelled) = BFP
Angel 9/9/11, dx at 7 weeks
Currently TTA until we find out more info

 
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SBR26.2 replied on 09-19-2010 5:12 PM | Locked

Holly - So sorry Aunt Flo showed up!  Such a bummer.  So you'll be at CD3 on Tuesday when you see the RE.  You should see if you can get your CD3 blood work done that day, so you don't have to wait another cycle.  If you suspect you have endo, they may want to do an HSG to make sure your tubes are clear.  Or they may wait to see if you really do, not sure how that works.  Its great that you got an appt so quick, I waited a month for my first appt and then another 9 weeks for the test results appt.  

AFM - I either have psychosomatic symptoms, or there is something happening.  I have most of the pg symptoms I had with my other two pg's.  On & off nausea, metal mouth taste, extra sore bbs, & cramping.  All of which could be unrelated of course.  I got a BFN with FRER this morning at 12 dpo, but for me to actually be pg, my O date would have to be later making me more like 10 dpo.  Ack!!  You can check out my chart with the link in my signature, I can't distinguish a definite temp shift, its just been going up since CD 12.  Shrug  The computer says Nest CD 13, but could be later?
Well either way, I have the RE appt on Wednesday, so we'll see what happens.   Trying to resist the urge to become a POAS addict.  

 

Me 33/DH 34.  Married August 2004
TTC #1 since 10/2009
Angel March 20, 2010 @ 4.5 wks
Angel June 7, 2010 @ 4.5 wks

All RPL Testing normal except Vit D deficiency.
11/3/10 - Operative Hysteroscopy and D&C to remove polyps.  Biopsy normal. 
TTCAL armed with progesterone supplements and extra Vit D!

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bobaby replied on 09-20-2010 1:07 PM | Locked

 

 

Holly- sorry Aunt Flo showed up. It always sucks, even if you think you are prepared

Ramona- pregnancy symptoms are such a funny thing.  I had symptoms a lot that I think were just from the increased progesterone in the luteal phase. Every month I would have nausea, breast tenderness, etc.  I will say that the most reliable symptoms of pregnancy for me were not the ones I expected.  They were  (1) persistent feeling of wetness (sorry for the TMI) even after my CM dried up after ovulation  (2) my husband's smell changed to me- he didn't smell good anymore, just smelled kind of blah. Normally I LOVE his smell.  Those were the only symptoms that were reliably present the months I was PG and NOT in the months I wasn't. Weird, huh?  If your temp is going up you could still get some good news this month. Fingers Crossed for you.  I wasn't postiive until 12DPO.

Just saw your question re acu.  My history is long and complicated. I started acu in 1/09. Only to find out in 4/09 that DH was on a medicine that was making his sperm counts basically nil.  So, If I count from when we had swimmers, it took about 7 months to get a BFP, but at that point I'd been doing acu for a year.  In my case it was probably more about the swimmers and my septum than anything more subtle than that. However, I am MUCH healthier than I was 1.5 years ago, so that can only be good for a pregnancy.

Julia- hope things are going well.  I am guessing Aunt Flo arrived for now or we would have heard from you.  Glad that the timing thing worked this month though. Don't stress.Fingers Crossed  And post if I'm wrong!!!

Shar- Hope you're doing well.  You've been on my mind recently. Taking care of yourself? How's the job thing going?

Lora- Hope you're doing well and gearing up for round two. It's definitely your turn.

AFM:   I had my first ultrasound this morning at 7 1/7 weeks and everything looks great.  We FINALLY got some good news, after all these months of crappiness.  The bambino is measuring on time, with a nice heart rate of 140. Yes My uterus looks "perfect" my RE said, and you really can't tell that I ever had a septum.  So all in all, great news.  She said my risk of m/c now is only about 10% and she'll check me again in 2 weeks before she graduates me.

It makes the physical misery of the last few days worth it.  I got a cold on top of my ever worsening morning sickness and have been on the couch or barfing since Thursday night.  [:'(]Now I know that the baby's fine I really don't care.

Thanks everyone for remembering my scan and asking about it.  I will be around to check on you all and am looking forward to seeing each of you in grads.  Over the past year and a half I've been amazed at how many of us get pregnant, and keep getting pregnant until we have our little one.  There are a lot of threat babies over in the nursery.  It just shows that it's very very likely that one day you all will be there too.  At the RE's office this morning I saw this woman about my age looking so pinched and sad.  It was one of her first visits and you could tell she was so discouraged and stressed.  I wished I had a little TCOYF card I could hand her- to say get some hope and help.  We're not alone in this.

Heart and Luck to all,

Sammy

 

Baby Boy 2011. 

DD expected 1/15

 

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Purple77 replied on 09-20-2010 5:01 PM | Locked

Sammy--Big SmileYes  That's great news about the baby!  So glad things are looking perfect.  I'm sorry you're feeling so bad but know what you mean about it not mattering now that you know the baby is fine.

Thanks for your words of encouragement.  It's very easy to get very short-sighted and pessimistic about TTC and not see the big picture.  That chances are, we'll all get pregnant and have babies.  It's such an emotional process that I keep getting caught up in the small stuff--like getting my period--and not the big stuff, like that I've gotten pregnant before.  I wish that none of us had to go through the tough stuff and that it was easy for everyone, but we all have different paths, huh.

Ramona--hmm, I don't know about your chart.  I'd say chances are, you have the correct O date.  My rule is to only do one test in the morning each day that AF doesn't show.  Ack, the waiting is hard!

Yeah, I was glad that my RE visit tomorrow will be CD3 so that I can get that bloodwork.  The only issue there is that it was REALLY light yesterday, so I'm not entirely sure that it counts as CD1.  I'll talk to the doc about it. 

AFM--today's a medium AF day for me and my cramps have only gotten up to a 5 or so, pain level-wise.  That's really unusual for me.  It would usually be an 8-10 day, I'm pretty sure.  I'll have to check my charts.  Anyways, I think my diet and exercise changes might be working!  I'll keep you posted.  I don't want to have made 2 apple pies over the weekend and not eaten them for no reason (can't eat wheat/gluten).  That took some major willpower!

Me-34, DH-40
TTC since August '09
Angel  2/9/10, dx at 7 weeks (blighted ovum)
TTCA for 9 cycles from 4/10-12/10, no BFPs.
Bloodwork, HSG, & SA were normal (tested in fall '10). 
Stage II endo was excised via laparoscopy on 1/19/11.
Started TTC again in 3/11, 5 cycles all BFNs
July 2011:  1st IUI + letrozole (IUI cancelled) = BFP
Angel 9/9/11, dx at 7 weeks
Currently TTA until we find out more info

 
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SBR26.2 replied on 09-20-2010 7:58 PM | Locked

Sammy - so glad everything was perfect at your u/s today!  Yes  You are right that chances are that we'll get there someday.  Its hard to keep that perspective when I'm in the middle of the difficult part of the journey.   For me, the metal mouth taste was the clue both times I was pg.  Both times I noticed it at 10 dpo, and don't get it otherwise.  Maybe this time is just different if I'm not preggo.  

Holly - Its good that AF is not as bad!  Huge willpower to skip the apple pie, especially since you made them!  

AFM - another BFN this morning.  13 dpo.  Had some slight brown spotting this morning which seems to be trailing off.  Keep feeling like AF is about to start and then the feeling goes away.  *sigh*  I've only had 1 LP that was 13 days before, so this is good either way.  Just wait and see at this point.

Me 33/DH 34.  Married August 2004
TTC #1 since 10/2009
Angel March 20, 2010 @ 4.5 wks
Angel June 7, 2010 @ 4.5 wks

All RPL Testing normal except Vit D deficiency.
11/3/10 - Operative Hysteroscopy and D&C to remove polyps.  Biopsy normal. 
TTCAL armed with progesterone supplements and extra Vit D!

My charts  

 If you're 30+, TTC#1 after loss(es), come drop by the Triple Threats for some tea & sympathy (over here...)

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