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  #41  
July 31st, 2013, 02:17 AM
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ant: I'm flying by the seat of my pants between school and work lately. I just pulled an all-nighter to mostly complete a stats project. I've got about 45 mins I can sleep (yeah right) before I need to get dressed to get to the gym to teach the early-birds. Sigh.

So life hasn't slowed down. Just know my appointment was super. I'll give details when people stop asking me to babysit from 9am-5pm which means I sit in rush hour from 8am-9am and then again from 5:30pm-6:50pm. I hate traffic!

Just have to teach RPM, babysit 4 kids from 9a-5p then I can sleep. I think. If my teacher doesn't want edits to my stats project by Thursday morning. I may have to buy an energy drink tomorrow.

Please pray for me. :dead:
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  #42  
July 31st, 2013, 06:15 AM
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Stop. Take a breather for a second. You need to be taking care of yourself and your LO. Is there any way you can do less hours babysitting? Do you have any time off over the summer from school?

Hang in there
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July 31st, 2013, 08:33 AM
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Whew girl that is too much! I have no idea how you are doing that I am seriously exhausted just reading it. Make sure you are taking care of you two
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July 31st, 2013, 08:40 AM
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Me (33)-LP on the short side, but no other abnormalities
DH (37)-slightly subfertile morphology and motility


Natural cycles-August 2011-July 2012
August 2012-October 2012 clomid and progesterone
November 2012-IUI
December 2012, cysts from IUI, on bcp

January 2013-February 2013, long protocol IVF
15 eggs retrieved, 11 mature, 7 fertilized with ICSI
All 7 made it to 5 day transfer, 2 were transferred
Only 1 frozen snowbaby
1st IVF


May 10, 2013, lap sx, Stage 1 endo

June 2013 - MA Round 2
Femara + hcg shot
IUI # 2


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  #45  
August 5th, 2013, 08:17 PM
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Have things slowed down yet, Sam? I hope you're getting enough rest and are feeling good.
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August 6th, 2013, 10:43 AM
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Holy wow. you do more than I do.. and I'm not pregnant. I need a nap just reading that!
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Me: Hashi's, PCOS, Insulin resistant, Multiple miscarriages
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Colposcopy = CIN1+CIN2 cells Polypectomy - August 21st
Him: MFI low count, low morphology, low motillity
Seeing MFI specialist/RE in 2015. Vitamins started August 2nd
Trying a few cycles of clomid and progesterone. FX this is all it takes.
Cycle 1: Clomid cd3-7 ~ bfn
Cycle 2: Clomid cd 3-7 ~ beta negative (< 3)
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August 20th, 2013, 04:55 AM
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Hows things going? Been a while since you updated and I KNOW you've been about on ttc#1
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August 20th, 2013, 02:08 PM
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It sounds like you have been very busy! I hope that you are able to find some time to relax soon. *HUGS*
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August 20th, 2013, 08:27 PM
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I have so much to add. I can't think you all enough for dropping by and checking on me. Things got pretty busy with babysitting, research, and summer classes. But I'm enjoying my time in between semesters, which explains how I have time to finally update my journal.

I want to start with a brag about my doctor. He came recommended to me through a neonatal nurse so I knew he must be good. He has been so patient and helpful. He is really relaxed about everything. We even email! He really only made a big deal about my due date once, and he said that was for calculating the weeks for when certain tests needed to be performed. And that was about the use of a due date. So it's good to know he won't be stressing about baby too early or too late.

I'm working really hard to get my schedule down for this fall. I have two stats classes and was hoping for a practicum. I outed myself to the practicum advisor because I was turned down at a hospital where I applied. I am kind of okay because it was a rough hospital and the work wasn't really stats related. Thank goodness the practicum advisor has been so sweet. She forward my cv and a writing sample to some folks at the CDC to see if they wanted a practicum student. The practicum advisor understands how much I feel pressured to get the practicum out of the way with no baby than putting it off until after baby is born. I have to have something in the works by the end of next week or no practicum though. Yikes. My backup plan is to take 6 hours and work a ton of babysitting hours.

I'm still teaching at the gym. It's been much better since I finally got some of my energy back. For a while I was really wondering why I was teaching bc I would get done and just feel roasted. I don't have the energy to take a yoga class or anything after I teach but I am not so worn out either. I've also really enjoyed telling the people at the gym that I'm pregnant.

The next big thing for me is an elective ultrasound at a for fun clinic at 16 weeks. I'll be 15 weeks on Friday. Only a week and a half more and then I'll know whether we are having a boy or girl. I think that's really going to help Husband. He is finally getting into this baby thing. Maybe the slowly growing arsenal of baby stuff filling the guest room (baby room!) is also making it more real for him. Once we know boy or girl I think he will be able to connect to the idea better. (Ps the ultrasound is doubly exciting because I haven't seen the baby since it was a blob with a heartbeat. Insurance wouldn't cover an NT scan.)

That and I'm SHOWING! Legit showing. It is nice to not look just bloated. I'm still self conscious about my belly thought. Tight clothes look better to me because I think it's more obvious. Husband and my best friend have been telling me for a couple of weeks that I have been showing. I told them it was bloat. At this point it's belly, and maybe a little weight gain.

My mother has been excited but she is impossible to get ahold of. She actually provided some support when I had a hormonal moment and cried about the house upgrades I wanted done before baby arrived. Hormones. Make silly things suddenly important and overwhelming. Remind me to take a pic of the new dish collection I'm starting. It's part of my nesting, which Husband doesn't believe is a real thing.

If you read all this then you're a trooper. I'll try to stay on top of updating this. I know how much I love reading everyone else's journals
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1st beta 14dpo = 150
2nd beta 18dpo = 782
3rd beta 23 dpo = 5,362
Missing my puppy, but grateful to have shared a bond with her for two years.
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August 20th, 2013, 11:07 PM
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I can't wait to hear what you're having. Do you have an inkling what it might be?

I'm thinking.. hmm.. girl
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Me: Hashi's, PCOS, Insulin resistant, Multiple miscarriages
175mcg Synthyroid, 1500mg Metformin
Colposcopy = CIN1+CIN2 cells Polypectomy - August 21st
Him: MFI low count, low morphology, low motillity
Seeing MFI specialist/RE in 2015. Vitamins started August 2nd
Trying a few cycles of clomid and progesterone. FX this is all it takes.
Cycle 1: Clomid cd3-7 ~ bfn
Cycle 2: Clomid cd 3-7 ~ beta negative (< 3)
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  #51  
August 21st, 2013, 07:07 AM
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GREAT UPDATE, SAM!!! Woohoo!

Glad to hear your energy is coming back. I can't wait to hear what you're having! So jealous that you get to find out so soon.

I hope that a practicum placement happens. I can imagine how much easier it will be to get it done this semester!
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August 21st, 2013, 11:21 AM
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I also can't wait to hear if you are having a boy or a girl!! Exciting stuff!!
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August 21st, 2013, 11:29 AM
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OK so everyone can't wait to hear what you're having Do keep us updated.... I know you will
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August 23rd, 2013, 09:31 PM
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Belly pic!



Exciting news: we made an appointment at the ultrasound clinic for Wednesday evening. I'll be able to report BOY OR GIRL!!!!
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Expecting our first child in February... Team pink!
1st beta 14dpo = 150
2nd beta 18dpo = 782
3rd beta 23 dpo = 5,362
Missing my puppy, but grateful to have shared a bond with her for two years.
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August 23rd, 2013, 09:36 PM
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Can't wait to hear!! Love the belly
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Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
Romans 8:28
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
'Blessings' by Laura Story (What if trials of this life, are your mercies in disguise)
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August 23rd, 2013, 09:36 PM
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Exciting news: we made an appointment at the ultrasound clinic for Wednesday evening. I'll be able to report BOY OR GIRL!!!!
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Expecting our first child in February... Team pink!
1st beta 14dpo = 150
2nd beta 18dpo = 782
3rd beta 23 dpo = 5,362
Missing my puppy, but grateful to have shared a bond with her for two years.
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August 27th, 2013, 07:04 PM
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Wednesday is TOMORROW!!! Can't wait to hear if it's a little boy or girl!!!
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August 28th, 2013, 10:40 AM
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Bummer, bummer, BUMMER! The clinic called and the ultrasound tech who would have been in charge of the appointment was diagnosed with pink eye. So I've had to reschedule for Saturday. I'm actually watching the 8 year old who is the son of the Wal Mart manager that day so he will just have to come to the appointment. That's really no problem. He can either play on his iPad in the waiting room or come back and watch the appointment. I bet he'll opt to come back with me and husband. He's a good kid and we spend a lot of time together, so it's okay with me if he is there.

That's my update. At the moment I'm updating from Starbucks while I wait for a call from a potential practicum advisor. Crossing my fingers that the interview goes well and I can submit paperwork to get registered. I'm hoping the advisor will be okay with me doing one office day a week and the rest being telework. We'll see. I know some are really strict. At the end of the day I will do whatever I have to do to survive this thing. One more class out of the way and closer toward graduation.
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August 28th, 2013, 10:45 AM
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Oh crap! I was coming in here to remind you it was Wednesday today! Saturday will be here soon though I guess!

your interview goes well
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August 28th, 2013, 10:52 AM
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I love you, Jen. Thanks for thinking of me!
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2nd beta 18dpo = 782
3rd beta 23 dpo = 5,362
Missing my puppy, but grateful to have shared a bond with her for two years.
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