Holiday Cards

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Registered: 07-18-2009
Holiday Cards
Sun, 12-19-2010 - 9:33pm

There's really nothing like receiving tons of christmas cards in the mail to make you remember you're infertile.

Me (36) DH (38)- me-unexplained IF/hypothyroid -DH-counts good, but volume is low; Married in 2006, off birth control pill. Started officially trying in March of 2009.
2 rounds clomid/ovidrel 2009, 1 round femara/iui, 2010, 2 rounds follistim/iui 2010. Weight loss surgery 2011.  Back to new RE 2012: HSG normal, AMH 0.43= DOR; IVF with microdose flare protocol in February 2013.  

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Registered: 06-19-2005
Mon, 12-20-2010 - 8:43am

Oh yeah you should read my post about getting one with an ultrasound photo on it!

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Registered: 09-29-2010
Mon, 12-20-2010 - 11:04am

I know it's so hard! Staring longingly will only make you upset - my husband has been whisking all photo cards out of the house before I see them. has a great section on getting through the holidays that I found immensely helpful!

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Registered: 04-12-2010
Mon, 12-20-2010 - 1:24pm

Thankfully I only got one card with a child on it. Well that and a picture of my niece on Santa's lap (which I could not help but find cute but I have gotten over my sadness over my sister having a child already. Mostly.) I was ok with it mostly because I prepared myself. However I am also in the blissfully hopeful stage of the 2WW. Ask me again in 2 weeks when I get the BFN. Then I will be making confetti out of those pictures.

Hopefully you can find some joy in the holidays despite the cards.


"Even miracles take a little time." ~ Fairy Godmother: Cinderella

TTC since April 2009

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Registered: 06-01-2009
Wed, 12-22-2010 - 10:30am

I hear ya -

A few years ago - I decided that if I can't beat them (yet), than I would join, I had pictures taken of my dog and me

Me: 39, DH: 43

TTC for 5 years . 1 Ectopic PG at 8 wee