TTC 6+ Months June

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TTC 6+ Months June
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Tue, 06-01-2010 - 2:24pm

Here's hopin' we'll kick the summer off with some BFPs!

Andrea & Tom ~ TTC #1




Andi ~ TTC #1




Leila & Gerardo ~ TTC #1




Lisa & Blake ~ TTC #1




Jenni & David ~ TTC #1




Katie & Stanton ~ TTC #1




Missy ~ TTC #1




Cortney & Matt ~ TTC #1




Ruth & Bijon ~ TTC #1




Emily & Paul ~ TTC #1




Alison & Fred ~ TTC #1


Emmy & Brian~ TTC #1



~~Pregnant in June~~
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Tue, 06-01-2010 - 2:49pm

Hi girls, Happy June!

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Tue, 06-01-2010 - 3:02pm

Ok, I'll play!

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Tue, 06-01-2010 - 7:07pm

I know... its been really quiet around here. I don't post much, because I don't have a lot to say at the moment! But the good news is that so far this month I haven't spotted yet, and I am hoping it has miraculously healed, and I won't have to go to the doctor at all. Until that's confirmed though (i.e. I have my AF, and there were <3 days of spotting prior) I keep giving thanks for every additional day that I go without spotting, and I am keeping that appointment.

Now to Andi's survey... though my answers are really boring lol.

1. If you watch the NBA (I know there are Canadian teams too, so maybe this'll be relevant to everyone), who are you rooting for, the Lakers or Boston? Why?

We don't watch sports... at all... ever... so I really have no opinion. If pressed, I would choose lakers, only because they are local, but the few rare times we watch any game, I go back and forth between the game, cheering for a great move by either side. :-)

2. Do you and/or DH have "a sport" that you are really into?

See above... there is no sport that we faithfully follow. For social reasons, we watch some of the "big games" like the season playoffs, or all star game, or super bowl etc. But not really because we care about the game, but because we don't want to be out of the loop with those who are. :-) When we do... we enjoy it, but not enough to watch otherwise.

3. If DH is a FA-NA-TIC and you're not so into it, what do you do while he watches all the games?

Blake doesn't watch sports, but he does play video games. Sometimes I play with him, and sometimes I just read a book.

4. Do you play any sports now? Did you as a kid? Do you have any secret hopes (or not so secret) that any kid of yours is going to be a tennis/basketball/golf star?

I don't do any sports now, but I do go the the gym a few times a week and do their classes. In high school I did cross country and track, and as a little kid I did Ayso soccer. I plan on supporting them in their ambitions and their goals, but I think that really being a star at anything is a lot of hard work both for the parents and for the kid, and unless they are really dedicated and exceptional at something, I probably won't pursue any of that. However, I do really want them to have some kind of extracurricular activity, but they can choose what that is whether it is a sport, or art type activity, dance, karate etc.

5. Do you have any gut reactions to the term "soccer mom"?? Based on the stereotypes of that role, how do you feel about your future as a possible "soccer mom"?

lol I am so the opposite of you Andi! I would love to be a soccer mom, and I fantasize about helping my kids in whatever activty they are at... actually I have thought I would be great as a part of the PTA because I have been on the teacher side of the fence too.

6. Do you think sports stars (like Tiger Woods or Kobe Bryant) have an obligation to try to live up to their "role model" status "off the court"?

My gut reaction to this is simple. I feel that if kids look up to you for any reason, whether you are a movie star, or sports, or politics etc. that you should live your life to a higher standard because you are in the public eye and your actions will influence those who look to you for direction. I even feel that teachers like myself have higher standards that we should live up to because I could do a lot more harm than the average person if my students see me drunk or smoking, or even eating a whole box of donuts! My general life philosophy (which corresponds with my religious beliefs) is that if what you are doing could cause someone around you to mess up... then maybe you shouldn't do it. I know that not everyone feels the same... but thats my 2 cents.

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Wed, 06-02-2010 - 12:08am

Thanks for starting the thread, Andi!

1. If you watch the NBA (I know there are Canadian teams too, so maybe this'll be relevant to everyone), who are you rooting for, the Lakers or Boston? Why?

Oh, Lakers all the way. I grew up going to Laker games and watching them on TV. I don't really watch the games much anymore, but the loyalty is still there.

2. Do you and/or DH have "a sport" that you are really into?

Nope!

3. If DH is a FA-NA-TIC and you're not so into it, what do you do while he watches all the games?

Like Lisa, we don't really watch sports much, but B is big into video games. I usually read, garden, nap, catch up with TV, or watch a movie in another room when he plays.

4. Do you play any sports now? Did you as a kid? Do you have any secret hopes (or not so secret) that any kid of yours is going to be a tennis/basketball/golf star?

I don't play any sports now, but in middle school I played basketball, volleyball, soccer, and swam on swim team. In high school, I played basketball, swim team, and water polo.

5. Do you have any gut reactions to the term "soccer mom"?? Based on the stereotypes of that role, how do you feel about your future as a possible "soccer mom"?

The stereotypes I think of when I hear 'soccer mom' are one of a parent who is totally obsessed with their kids' sports to the point of neurosis. I would totally love to be a SAHM, help at the kids' schools, and help with any athletic teams the kids are interested in, but hopefully not to the nutty level I associate with 'soccer mom,' if that makes any sense.

6. Do you think sports stars (like Tiger Woods or Kobe Bryant) have an obligation to try to live up to their "role model" status "off the court" (e.g. do we have a right to be angry with them when they cheat on their wives, get arrested, etc. because they are role models to so many young people?

I absolutely do. As Lisa mentions, I am held to a higher standard than the general population because I am a teacher. If I get a DUI, I could have my teaching credential revoked.

At the same time, I really wish that we didn't know as much about the personal lives of sports figures and actors and such. As my husband has said many times, sometimes knowing about the personal lives of actors and how douchey they can be ruins the movie experience for him, because all he can think about is how bad that person is. Plus, paparazzi are pretty annoying. I often can't get into my favorite lunch spot because of them, and they also block and litter on the street the school I teach at is on.















Patiently awaiting IVF in June!


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Wed, 06-02-2010 - 12:34am

Andi, one follicle is fine. What usually happens each cycle, is that one follicle becomes the dominant one and keeps the others from developing too big. I don't know what your clomid dose was, but I think that having one great follicle on your first stim is good. I really hope that is your lucky egg and that your birthday iui is the one!

AFM, I will be starting stims on June 14th!! AF started today, as expected, I restart BCP tomorrow, stop on June 9th and go in for a suppression check that day, and if all goes well, I'll start the gonal-f and menopur on the 14th, egg retrieval on June 24th (our 4 year wedding anniversary), and embryo transfer on June 29th. I won't have a pgcy test until July 8th or later... I'm not sure how all of that works with timing, but that should be 13-14 DPOish.

I can't believe how close this is getting! I am now, technically, in my ivf cycle, since I'm starting suppression tomorrow. I'm so excited and anxious!!

I had a dream that I got a positive test the other night, and my RE confirmed it. DH has been talking more and more about our daughter and things he wants to do with her (play with puppets/stuffed animals/build legos/etc.) It's really cute. He admitted that he's thought that way for a while, but just not said anything. I'm still hoping for twins, and have had two people tell me they feel twins for me. Not that I put much stock in that, but it would make me happy!!

Let's kick some people out of this thread!!















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Wed, 06-02-2010 - 11:31am
Emmy! Less than 2 weeks! Can you believe it?! I think that dream is a good sign. :) Thanks for replying to my follicle question... I was on 100mg of clomid. I'm suddenly feeling a little nervous about giving myself the trigger shot tonight... I don't mind shots, but I seriously can't remember all the steps for the mixing and everything (we have a diagram and instructions, but still) :p Another couple weeks and you'll be an expert on it, huh? *grin*
Andi



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Wed, 06-02-2010 - 1:26pm
Andi - Best of luck with your IUI this cycle! Fingers and toes crossed for you. :)

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Wed, 06-02-2010 - 5:27pm
Erin, you lurker, you.
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Wed, 06-02-2010 - 10:54pm

Hey girls, me again. :)

Question for you IUI veterans (or anyone who might know)... I'm triggering tonight (haven't done it yet) and am scheduled to go in for the IUI friday morning. I POA OPK tonight and got a super dark positive. In my previous (non medicated) cycles, I usually get 2 days of + OPKs (and O on either the 2nd day of the positive, or the day after the 2nd positive OPK), but now I'm all worried that I'm going to O tomorrow (Thurs), too early for the IUI. (scratching head) Is it normal to get a + OPK *before* the trigger shot???

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Wed, 06-02-2010 - 11:48pm

Andi--it's not uncommon to get an OPK on your own. In fact, the first two IUI's that we did, I didn't trigger until later because I hadn't gotten a +OPK on my own (but then again, I never really did before that either). I would suggest going ahead with the trigger tonight, but call them first thing in the morning tomorrow. They may want to move the IUI to tomorrow or do back-to-back IUI's tomorrow and Friday.

AFM, I just was going to pop in to let you know that I probably won't be around much this summer. I really need to take a mental break from TTC-land, which unfortunately includes this board. I will check in periodically for updates, but I can't log in here everyday and still try not thinking about it as much. I've even put my FF account on hold for the summer, so you won't see any updates to my ticker or my charts anytime soon.

I hope you ladies understand why I need to get away for a bit. I'm still rooting for all of you and hope that, by the time I come back full-force in the fall, most of you will have moved out of this thread! I'll meet up with you again in the pg thread this fall!


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