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July 31st, 2009, 09:48 PM
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August 1st, 2009, 09:21 AM
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August 1st, 2009, 03:10 PM
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No plans any different than usual that I can think of.

Doing alright. Was pleasantly surprised today to see crosshairs on my FF chart. I'm not holding my breath though.
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August 6th, 2009, 04:29 PM
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i just saw this was stickied!! annaka how exciting for CH!!


My only plans this month are to hopefully have this beautiful little girl Ive waited so patiently for!! And my baby shower is the 15, which is the day Sam has said all along Brylie will be born..so we shall see!!
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August 6th, 2009, 06:12 PM
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I'm on a new schedule starting this month and it's been a little rough getting used to the new waking time so I haven't done too well with my temp the past couple days. I have been getting up weird times to go pee and stuff or just going to bed way too late or whatever. Even with that, FF has given me 80 pregnancy points as of right now.

Can't wait for you to meet Brylie! I saw your ultrasound pictures on facebook and she looks like she will be ADORABLE!!!
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August 6th, 2009, 07:06 PM
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woo hoo for 80 pp!!!! that is wonderful!! i hope this is your month annaka!!!! i am rooting for you so hardcore!!

i hope brylie is as cute in person as she looks like she will be ...she looks just like Sam i think! I definitely think she got his nose (hoping, anyway!)

im getting anxious to meet her...i still love being pregnant and am sad to be so close to being done...but i cant wait to hold her and snuggle and smell and kiss her!!
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August 7th, 2009, 04:19 PM
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Well I heard tell that your pregnancy has come to term, Chelsea! Hoping to see pics of Brylie soon!

I have 89 PP today... Trying to decide if I'll wait until Sunday to test or if I'll test in the morning. Still trying not to get my hopes up.
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August 11th, 2009, 08:24 PM
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So did Chels not get ot have her shower then?
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August 22nd, 2009, 09:40 AM
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I keep forgetting about this thread since it's a sticky.

I had my follow up appointment on Thursday. Really nothing happened. She said "well we'll just keep you on the prometrium like you're doing and in September when you come back for lab work we'll see how your liver's doing after being off the met for 2 months. And I'll call a specialist about your liver and gall bladder." I told her that it was time for my yearly pap and all that jazz so she told me to schedule that on my way out and I also asked her since she's been saying since February that we'll do a SA, what we need to do about that. So she gave me DH's cup and instructions (though it doesn't clearly say where to turn in the sample. I know it isn't at her office, it is at the hospital but it doesn't actually say that and I kind of was in a blur when she told me so I think she said just to take it to the hospital general admission front desk? Not 100% sure on that. I also don't know if it can be any time or just M-F normal business hours.)

I'm a little frustrated that it feels like nothing's happening. Each visit she just looks over my chart and says "well, we'll keep doing what we're doing and in 3 months come back and we'll decide what our next course of action is." I was a little upset that I had to specifically ask to have the SA after every other appt she's said "In 3 months we might look at doing a SA."

I'm frustrated because I don't really know what to ask for or what to do. I'm frustrated because even though I knew it would take a while I'd hoped that in 6 months (and actually 8 months since starting to TTC) I'd already be somewhere.

I'm sorry, I know that I shouldn't complain since I know there are ladies here and other places that have been trying for YEARS. and I've been trying for less than a year.

Anyway, that's what's up with me.
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August 22nd, 2009, 11:34 AM
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Hey Annaka, as far as the SA i would call and make sure where it needs to go and what time before taking it in, when we did dh's I had to have it to a certain part of the hospital by 7am and within 30 minutes of collecting the sample, so I would certainly get all that info first so you don't end up having to do a repeat collection and go through all that frustration.
I would be a bit frustrated by your doc's reaction and her not being more agressive, considering you have already been diagnosed with pcos they will usually move on to fertility treatments much soon, I only had to try for 6 months before they started fertility meds on me because I have pcos, good luck gal and I know how frustrating it can be. ((((Hugs))))
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August 22nd, 2009, 07:10 PM
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Thanks Vicki.

I guess the reason why my doctor's being so reserved or whatever is because I did say at the beginning I wasn't sure how much medical intervention I wanted to do. So, I guess I just need to make up my mind and go from there.

The instructions we had for the SA just said to have minimum of 2 days abstinence, no more than 7 days and to bring the sample in within 30 minutes preferably, but no more than 2 hours. So they're really vague. So we probably should call for further clarification.
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August 24th, 2009, 05:24 PM
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DH turned in his SA today. Apparently it wasn't as simple as just a drop off which he thought it was going to be (that's the way the doctor seemed to indicate it would be) but they had him fill out insurance info and paperwork and he had a really long wait and he was doing this on his way to work this morning. Luckily he gets to create his own schedule so not too terrible. But still. he was upset that the doctor "lied to us." I don't really consider it lying... She very well might not have known that it wasn't a simple drop off.

He's also concerned about how much it's going to cost. not that we can do anything about it now. But since he hasn't met deductable on our insurance we'll be paying full price for it I'm sure. Maybe even if he had met deductable.

Anyway, I'm just really depressed by the whole thing. I just feel like it's all my fault. and I feel like I'm making us do stuff that we shouldn't even be doing. It's just that the one thing that has stuck with me my whole life is wanting to be a mom.
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August 25th, 2009, 03:36 PM
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Got the results from DH's SA. To quote the nurse who gave me the results "It looks like the count is pretty low and if I'm understanding this right...they're not really moving..."

So they've requested he do another sample so that they can make certain the results were accurate or maybe just a fluke.

And needless to say, DH is very depressed at the news. Which I wasn't really upset until he started talking about it and everything. Because I was just kind of like "oh well. Whatever." but then he's like "The one thing you actually want and I can't even give it to you."

Nothing else interesting going on.
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August 25th, 2009, 07:24 PM
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em i didnt get my shower it is this saturday though! it was going to be the 15th but brylie was in the hospital that day


annaka sorry about all the SA stress. Sam's SA cost $200.00 each time he had to do it (Once to see how his sperm was, once for hte IUI) our insurance doesnt cover anything fertility related. I hope the 2nd time you guys get better results. Hopefully a ltitle Clomid will help his sperm count though and you guys dont need anything like IVF. I will be praying for you hon
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August 25th, 2009, 09:04 PM
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Oh man. I hope it's not $200 for the SA's. we don't really have the money for that. *sighs*

I don't see how clomid will help sperm that don't swim.

We've already agreed if our only option is IVF we're just not doing it. If our options were just having me take medication (met and possibly clomid or something of the like) I'd pop pills all day long. But if it's going to require something like IUI or IVF we're just going to say forget it. I'm just not meant to have a baby of our own flesh and blood. We're up in the air on whether or not we'll adopt, but I'm leaning towards no.

I hope your shower goes well, Chelsea. Not very often do the shower attenders get to actually see the baby!!
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Annaka I'm so sorry for all you're going through. I completely understand how you feel. Dylan is 100% infertile. But I have known it all along so I guess in that respect I feel for you just having found out that his counts and motility are low.

If I can possibly be of any assistance let me know. Dh and I just saved money (and we were given $ for our wedding) and we did IUI with donor sperm. Granted my insurance does help pay for some of the procedure, but each IUI (at my clinic) only costs $200. That's not bad at all. And if you are able to use your Dh sperm then it's REALLY not that bad. We had to buy donor sperm samples at $200 a pop and $200 delivery. So we bought 3 samples, and paid $800. Thankfully our 2nd attempt was successful so we didn't have to buy any more.

You are still young (I hate saying that to someone TTC) but if you guys start saving now, in a couple years it's a good possibility for you?

Anyways, let me know if you ever have questions, I'd be more than happy to help.
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August 26th, 2009, 02:08 PM
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our iui was $300 and that was with sam's sperm. are you against IUI with using dh's sperm? I know it is a tough decision for some, but for us it was an easy one. I know it's not easy for everyone though. I wouldn't say youre not meant to have a child - I think God puts bumps in the road for some people to make them appreciate and love their children that much more. IUI is very simple and very quick. It also is best recommended for low motility since it puts the sperm right where it needs to be! Whatever you guys decide you know we are all here for you, supporting you 110%.
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August 26th, 2009, 03:16 PM
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Rob doesn't want to do anything that will be expensive and "only give us the 50/50 that everyone else has." If we could get better numbers for an IUI and only if his sperm would be viable enough to do that, then we might consider it. But he absolutely does not want donor sperm.

Amber, yes, I suppose we are young. I'm 25 and he's 29. But a long time ago Rob said he wanted us to have our first before he was 30. He's always felt much older than he actually is and he's just afraid to be too much older when we have our first because he's afraid he won't be able to keep up.

If we find out that using his sperm is an option, and it isn't terribly expensive (you both are right, $200 isn't bad at all) then maybe we'll discuss it.

Right now we're still kind of in shock. I'm going into crying spells off and on. I think I could better handle it if I knew it was just me. But knowing that it's both of us just makes it really hard to handle.

And yeah, I understand the whole "God putting bumps in the road" thing, but then I look at my ex sister in law that has a bazillion kids and abandons them left and right and various other situations where people who don't want kids end up popping them out all day long and it just makes me so angry. Why are they able and could care less, when I DO want it and can't?

I appreciate everyone's support. I wish this wasn't affecting me as badly as it is. But I am glad I can talk to you all about it.
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August 26th, 2009, 03:42 PM
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i am so sorry this is so hard on you annaka
sam and i always have that same discussion - why do people who dont want/deserve kids always end up being SUPER fertile?! its amazing to me.

there is a vitamin called fertility blend for men (GNC) and i know when i was in TTCMA several women had mentioned their SO (who had low motility) using it to increase their sperm count because more sperm = better chance of one of them finding the egg and a couple of them had better results on an SA because of it. (I remember one woman who had several failed IUIs, her DH started taking it and they got preggo on their own the next cycle...he had taken it for a little over a month at the time of her O)
it might be something to read up on or talk to your dr about? much cheaper than an IUI (and there is still the chance for the romance! nothing too romantic about a sterile room and stirrups!)
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August 26th, 2009, 03:47 PM
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I think maybe if he took ANY vitamin he'd have a better chance. But I can't make him take vitamins.

I was taking the women's fertility blend (FertilAid) for a while but just decided i'd stick with regular prenatals instead. But I'm not going to tell him he has to do such and such. He has to choose to do it of his own free will.
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