And so it goes...

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And so it goes...
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Thu, 01-07-2010 - 5:04pm

The new year has begun, and we have now passed our time frame for TTC, and AF arrived today after some very conflicting symptoms.

After losing our last baby last January, we had decided to give it a go until Christmas. We had several less than ideal months when AF came as no surprise, and only a few that were really well timed. DH has said that we don't have to quit now if I don't want to, but I know he is only saying that because he loves me and knows I still want another. So while I do still want another, I am also coming to terms with our family as it is and am more at peace with it all than I was a year ago.

I am not totally calling it quits yet as far as doing anything to prevent it, but I am not sure how much I will do from here on to keep track of what is happening. I think I am starting to get to that dreaded change, as my cycles have been just a little different the last couple of months, nothing serious, just ovulating a little later, temps not being as consistent, things like that. If I keep temping I will be more tempted to actively TTC, yet it would also be nice to know if/when ovulation has occurred. So, I am not sure what things will look like from here on.

I will still pop in and keep tabs on you ladies, :-) but I likely won't be as active. It is time to move on with my life, and get a few other things in order. First of all might be a trip to the dentist! Lol! Thanks for all the support, it has been great to know you ladies.

Michelle


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Michelle


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Thu, 01-07-2010 - 5:12pm

Michelle:


I'm sorry to see you leave us as an active TTC'er but I understand your need to move on.

Susan L.



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Thu, 01-07-2010 - 5:25pm
Michelle,
So sorry that things aren't working for you. I know you tried clomid. Have you talked with your dr. re some other drugs to try? -martha
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Fri, 01-08-2010 - 12:56am
Thanks Susan. I am mostly concerned about my broken teeth, I have had to chew only on one side for a year and a half already, or maybe it is more than that. I was pregnant for awhile in there and then we have been in the middle of a move and renos that whole time, so it keeps getting put off for one reason or another. If I don't get them fixed soon there won't be anything left to fix. Just not sure we have enough to cover it right now. Oh well!

Michelle


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Fri, 01-08-2010 - 1:06am
Thanks Martha. Yes, we did a few rounds of clomid, but haven't pursued anything else. Partly because right now DH's insurance doesn't cover anything at all on fertility meds. Due to some blood sugar issues metformin might have been a good one to try, but I guess I am just not comfortable enough with my doctor to pursue it more. I am still looking for a good family doctor. Who knows, maybe that doctor will want to try something like that down the road. In the meantime, we are just going to let it ride and see what happens.

Michelle


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Fri, 01-08-2010 - 9:44am

Michelle,


We all know too well how frustrating and heartbreaking this journey can be.

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Fri, 01-08-2010 - 10:39am

OH NO :(..... I'm really going to miss you. You have been such a great support for me and all the ladies here but I completely understand how you are feeling. I am also coming to a sense of peace about ttc, I am very blessed to have the family that I have and I would truly love to have another but if it's not in the plan I think I can be okay with that too..

Good luck to you and keep in touch when you can!








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Fri, 01-08-2010 - 11:56am

I'm sorry to see you go, but who knows what the future holds. I understand your feelings completely tho. I hope that you can get the dental work done that you need. I know I have 2 caps that I have needed for years, but just keep putting off because I really dont have $1600 to get it done.

I was going to mention, you said you thought metformin might help-there is a natural pill that does the same thing. I can't remember off hand but if you are interested, I can look it up.

Take care /hugs

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Fri, 01-08-2010 - 3:13pm
Thanks Kristi, I am really hoping one of your IUIs is successful. :-) I have really been putting off the dentist thing because of TTCing, yet I also knew that I would put it off if I got pregnant too! Right now I am just not sure we have the cash to cover our portion of it so it may get pushed back more. I am so glad your dentist was so supportive, that is awesome! Looking to hear good things from you in the future! :-)

Michelle


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Fri, 01-08-2010 - 4:28pm
Thanks Sandy, you are so sweet! Your youngest and my youngest are the same age. :-) It is just hard for me to think that my little girl is really my last. I know that everyone around me thinks I should be done, so why has it been so hard to get there myself? I really am okay with it, just having a more sensitive moment right now!

Michelle


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Fri, 01-08-2010 - 4:39pm

Thanks Lesa, having no money for major dental work is a pain! And I just found out that some money we were expecting by today won't come until next week and we are so hooped by that it isn't funny!

Yes, I would be interested in natural form of it, I have been trying various things already, so I might even be on it. Of course, I have been less than faithful with taking a lot of things lately, just so much going on and at times it doesn't seem worth it. When you find out what it was, let me know. Thanks. :-)

Michelle


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Michelle


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