For real, let's kick some people out of this thread this month!
I figured it was time for a new thread for July.
I've had a bad day.
Emmy I am so sorry to hear that the other eggs/blasts didn't make it! I was so focused on you getting a certain amount that I thought it would be okay once they were out, I never considered that they might not make it. :-(
I will be hoping doubly for twins now. Pun intended. :-P
I've been thinking of you every day and will continue to do so.
Emmy - thanks for setting up the thread! I'm sorry you're feeling down. :( This is such a roller coaster of emotions. We've all seen crazy things happen in the TTC world though, so you truly NEVER know what's going to happen. Try to stay positive!! (I know, it is SO much easier said than done, and I should learn to follow my own advice because I feel largely hopeless this cycle too). :o/ Ugh. Hang in there. Sending lots of sticky bean vibes your way.
Leila - thanks for the info on the acupuncture! I agree that finding the "real deal" is key with acupuncturists... my friend who recommended this particularly acu. studied/lived in china and the person she recommended did too. I'm not sure how long he's been practicing though... I'm feeling pretty motivated to make a consultation call though.
Ruth - I had to LOL at the thought of you punching glenn beck in the face ;o) And yah, we have yet to ever get an "IOU" on a state tax refund!!
AFM - holy shiznit, O'ing multiple eggs is no joke. I've been half doubled-over in O pain on and off the last couple hours. DH and I will do our best tonight (if he *ever* gets home from work, geeeeeeeeesh!)... it would be awesome to get PG "au naturale" but I'm still feeling blahsy about passing up the IUI. I keep trying to tell myself I made the right choice. Not feeling particularly good about it. Mmpfh.
Thanks for setting up the new thread Emmy! I like that you put the extra info for everyone. It still feels a little weird having my ticker there since I'm not trying and not charting. But actually I guess it's good that it's on there because I use FF just to mark AF... so some days when I've lost track and I'm like, wait what day am I on now? I can just look at the front page ;)
I'm so sorry about your other embies :( I hope that at least 1 they transferred will snuggle right in (((HUGS)))
What are everyone's plans for the 4th of July weekend? We are going to my parents' house, out in the sticks, so we can grill some burgers and shoot off fireworks. Plus my little sister is moving back to OK from Tennessee tomorrow, so this may be the last time DH & I are with most of the family at one time until Christmas or so. The move is getting so close- I can't wait to be in CA with the cooler weather and hopefully no more of these coughing allergy fits I keep getting in the summer.
Hi ladies! I've been waiting for the TTC 6+ Months new thread to jump back in. Emmy, I'm really sorry you are down right now. Since you are finding it hard to think positive thoughts, I will do that for you, along with the other women. Hang in there, and rant away! Andi, I'll have to read the last thread to see why you had to cancel the IUI, but if you've got multiple eggs, I am hoping you get your BFP despite the lack of IUI. Go catch those eggies!!!
AFM- I *think* I am 2 DPO, but FF and I are disagreeing. I've done an override on my chart. FF says I O'ed on CD 23, I say CD 25. But, to be honest, since I am up to 10 days late on Oing, I also sort of feel like maybe I didn't O and that AF will be showing up in a couple of days. I hope not, since I ended up driving 2 hours away not once but twice for a BD booty call. I ended up getting three OPKs, the last one on the morning that I think I O'ed, finally followed by a negative OPK that afternoon. Hoping for the best, as DP will be far away the next time I O.
Hope everyone has a great 4th of July week-end! We head to New Hampshire tomorrow for a week long vacation.
Andrea, I hope that your drives out to BD get the job done and you don't have to worry about it next cycle!
Andi, I bet ovulating that many eggs was painful! I didn't ovulate mine, but it felt like I had a belly full of rocks for a week. (I gained 12 pounds with my stim and lost it all last Sat/Sun/Mon) I hope you feel back to normalish soon!
I had some blood work done yesterday and I talked to the nurse about my PIO shots and that I'm not tolerating them. She wants me to keep doing them. Later, I get a call with the results of my blood work- my E2 is fine, over 1,000 and my progesterone is lower than they'd like it. It's 26 and they want it over 30, so now I have to take 1.5cc of PIO instead of the 1cc I've been doing. Despite the ice, heating the injecting, massaging it in, moving around after to help it spread, and putting heat on it, I have a huge painful lump on my hip.
I asked the nurse if I should come back earlier than the 12th to have the prog. retested and she starts talking all condescendingly to me saying that the prog. level doesn't indicate pregnancy. I informed her that I was well aware of that, but thought it might be wise to make sure the increased dose of PIO was doing it's job. She told me that would be a waste of money. I asked if I really had to wait until the 12th for a beta, and she said that they do it 10-12 dpt, and I mentioned to her that the 12th is 13dpt. She commented that it was because of the weekend, so I told her Friday the 9th is 10dpt. She wouldn't change it, so I told her I was going to take a hpt next week anyway. She then tells me not to take it too early, because I may get a false positive because of the trigger, so I told her that it typically takes 10 days for the trigger to get out of the system and that I confirmed with a hpt this morning that it was out. She conceded and said, fine if you get a positive hpt call and we'll do the blood work earlier.
I really don't like this nurse. She's the one that deals with the donor stuff, but if I have to do this again I am going to request one of the other two nurses- both of whom I've enjoyed working with, remember who I am, and don't treat me like an ignorant 10 year old. Even before we got started with the cycle, she added a lot of stress to my experience with that office, which I believe I had posted/blogged about in May.
It's so hard to stay positive when all I want to do is cry (and I have been, a lot). I've had some little cramps and things, which I'm hoping are implanting, but trying not to get my hopes up. I'm off to a baby shower today-- why do I do this to myself?
Emmy, I'm sorry that that nurse is so rude and condescending. You would think someone in that position would be more sensitive.
But, if it makes you feel any better, the emotions, frustrations, and little crampy twinges here and there sound EXACTLY like early pregnancy symptoms to me. I have everything in the world crossed for you that those eggies are snuggling in nice and tight. Hang in there--only one more week.
Oh Emmy, I'm so sorry about that stupid nurse. At least you've shown her that you know what you are talking about! And sorry to hear about the increase of the PIO; literally, what a pain for you.
But as Adrienne said, do hang in there! We're all thinking positive for you, I'm totally rooting for you. The baby shower must be hard for you but I'm so sure you'll have one of your own soon!