TTC Chat - October

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TTC Chat - October
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Sun, 09-30-2012 - 9:50pm

Alison – TTC #1 since January 2010



Alyssa – TTC #2 since August 2012


Amy – TTC #4 since April 2012

Christine – TTC #2 since July 2012


Heather – TTC #2 since April 2012



Jan – TTC #3 since August 2012


Kate – NTNP #3 since August 2012

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Tue, 10-02-2012 - 1:08pm
Kate – so sorry about your nose! Is it healing okay?

Heather – I can understand the frustration of it taking longer than last time. I hope that the blood work can give you some info. Good luck with the birth tomorrow!

Melissa – ah, good to know about the robitussen. Good luck with your weigh in – you’re doing great!

Jan – sorry about the wasted cycle, but so nice to hear that DH is excited about things now. I completely understand not wanting to temp – it can drive us crazy sometimes. Great news on the job!

Christine – so sorry about how things are going TTC-wise. Have you talked to DH about it, or does it just make him more upset? Could it be that he’s not quite ready, but just doesn’t to tell you? I hope this cycle goes much better for you.

Amy – sorry you’re so frustrated with your mother – I’d be really annoyed too! It’s your house, after all, and you’re the one who’s living in it. Hopefully things will calm down for you soon so you can de-stress.

AFM – not much going on TTC-wise, just waiting for AF to leave.




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Tue, 10-02-2012 - 1:13pm
Where are you at in your cycle? CD28

When will you test? N/A (don't ovulate)

How are you feeling emotionally? Rotten. See below.

Trying anything different this month? We'll see what the doctor suggests tomorrow!

Just for fun: What are you and/or your LOs going to be for Halloween? :-D No LOs, not doing anything. I'm boring.

Amy - so excited for your move! Despite your mother, lol. I know allllllll about a rocky mother/daughter relationship so I feel for you!!

Alyssa - good luck with the new cycle. :smileyhappy: I have a feeling you'll definitely be pregnant soon.

Kate - I followed your 'nose saga' on FB - OUCH!!!

Heather - best of luck tomorrow!!!!

Melissa - good luck with the weigh-in! :smileyvery-happy:

And hi all others, I know I missed a few.

AFM - Hi All. I TOTALLY dropped the ball on continuing in the Sept thread. I had a meltdown and the last few weeks have been really rough. I guess you could say I'm fed up with infertility and am ready to throw in the towel and accept life as a twosome. After nearly 3 years of temping, timing BD, prenatals, monthly bloodwork and med after med, etc etc, I'm just very, very tired. I know it's not hopeless and it *could* happen one day, but I can't just be Merry Positive Sunshine anymore. We are still seeing our fertility doctor though, so I will update you all with that. But I've stopped temping because the daily frustration and disappointment was finally too much. After a long talk, we decided to quit living life for "maybe baby". We even went and booked a lonnnnnnng awaited trip of a lifetime for February, and used a good portion of the IVF Fund for it. So I guess you could say I'm technically NTNP, because your body has to actually work to be able to "try".
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Tue, 10-02-2012 - 1:47pm
(((hugs))) Alison - I'm so sorry you're having to deal with all of this. It's completely understandable that you just need to step away and take a mental break from it all right now. Hopefully your doctor can give you some more options/answers - please keep us updated. I hope I'm not crossing a line, and I know it's tough to think about, but have you and DH talked about other options like adoption?

That's so great that you booked the trip - something to look forward too while you're going through this process. Can you tell us where you're going?




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Tue, 10-02-2012 - 5:12pm
Kate - It's not all that bad I promise! It's just that growing/adjusting phase when we both go from being the law of the land to having to share the land. She still wants to be the mom and she has a hard time letting go and understand I am a capable adult now. She did tell me this morning she doesn't know how I do it all because it's exhausting lol. I cried and told her I didn't want her to leave!! I think it will be easier when we move because she gets to go home to her own place at night and we can have our space.

Alyssa - I think we've finally adjusted today. Just in time for her to leave tomorrow! :smileysad:

Alison - Oh hun I am so so sorry. I know everyone hates the stories but I have a friend who tried almost 4 years and then stopped and went to rehab (not for anything bad just needed a reset) and a baby was the last thing on their minds at that point, they'd already adopted, and her first month back home, after 4 failed IUIs, they conceived completely naturally. Sometimes all your body needs is a little break and I hope that works for you!

AFM - Gearing up to O. No EWCM yet but definitely having an increase so I think it will happen this week.

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Tue, 10-02-2012 - 10:11pm
My first thought reading that is that is such a great excuse for you to get out of wiping your dogs butt with cream LOL! I hope it works!

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Wed, 10-03-2012 - 11:36am
Hi, Alison, as the "other Alison" on the board (now a post-IVF mommy), I can honestly say I've been right where you are. My DH and I tired for 29 months before getting pg and I now refer to it as my hell walk. I lived in 2-week increments for almost 3 years. It can absolutely take a toll - physically and emotionally. Planning a trip is definitely a positive direction. I was never really able to step away from it, even though conceiving "the good old-fashion way" was never going to happen.

But I will say that this group of girls is amazing! They never stopped cheering me on and being positive when I just couldn't anymore. I hope we can do that for you, too!
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Wed, 10-03-2012 - 2:46pm
Alyssa - thanks for the hugs and comforting words. They really do mean a lot. Not crossing a line at all! We are open to adoption but as a last resort, after trying IVF or surrogacy at least once. DH has a lousy attitude toward it, but I don't - I love the idea of adopting a little Ukrainian orphan girl because she'd share the same far-off DNA as me. LOL I am SO unbelievably excited about the trip. We've always had a mutual obsession and dream of going to Greece... so we are! Along with Italy, Turkey and Egypt!! Found an amazing cruise deal, so although that's not our ideal form of transport, it's too incredible to pass up. I'll just think of the boat as an excuse not to lug around a backpack or check-in to hotels constantly. :smileyhappy: We leave for Rome on Feb 10 and will be there for a few nights first, coming home on the 26th! CAN'T WAIT.

Amy - Thanks for the reminder that it can happen when you least expect it. I know it's not hopeless, I'm just frustrated. Fingers crossed for a perfect O.

Melissa - Thanks for the hugs. Congrats on the loss!!!!!!! That cream sounds insane, glad DH is on it!

racer - Thanks. I agree that we NEED this break away.

"Other Alison" :smileywink: - It definitely helps to know others have been in my shoes and I am not alone. So thank you. I definitely appreciate my "cheerleaders" more than you will all ever know!!

Appointment Update - no surprise that my last and final round of Clomid didn't work. Because I've already tried Metformin without luck, I'm now to try one round of Letrozole. If that doesn't work, he wants to schedule my ovarian drilling - and if THAT doesn't work, to start hormone injections. We'd have to save up for those though, because they're $100/day plus the monitoring fee, so we're looking at 2k. At least the drilling is free (minus the invasiveness). So that's where I'm at. Starting progesterone AGAIN on Friday and then this new drug.
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Wed, 10-03-2012 - 10:17pm
Alison, my heart goes out to you! It makes sense that you would feel absolutely exhausted after trying with all you have. I hope you are feeling better soon. I hope your trip is every bit as wonderful as you dream it will be!

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Wed, 10-03-2012 - 10:32pm
Alison - That trip sounds incredibly! I have always wanted to see other countries but I am way too afraid of traveling! Road trips around the USA are tons of fun though and I am excited for our next one in 6 months. I really hope the new drugs work and you don't have to think about saving up that $2k! :smileysad:

Melissa - I always do that to myself about the discharge! FX it's implantation!

AFM - Some watery CM last night that increased over the day so definitely think O is coming soon.

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Wed, 10-03-2012 - 10:33pm

Where are you at in your cycle? CD 2

When will you test? When/If I am late

How are you feeling emotionally? exhaused! Even more so with the move and everything else I am trying to do. 

Trying anything different this month? We have decided that we are going to NTNP this month. My NP wanted us to wait 3 months and November is three months so I think we are just going to put it in God's hands and if nothing next month start some major GOFO! 

Just for fun: What are you and/or your LOs going to be for Halloween? Not sure Simon will be anything. It is on a Wednesday night and I teach AWANA so we will be there. 

 Cassie 

     

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