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  #441  
April 30th, 2013, 07:37 AM
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I'm glad that you are back to TTC! GL! I hope that you get your BFP soon.

I hope that your meeting with your bridesmaids goes well. I did a lunch for mine after we picked out the dresses and ordered them. It was a lot of fun.
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  #442  
April 30th, 2013, 10:33 AM
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Yay for TTC!!! You are an awesome host! I don't think I have ever really thanked you for everything you've helped me get through, so thank you! It has been a hard road but you have helped me immensely. Stay strong lady!!
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  #443  
April 30th, 2013, 07:00 PM
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Sorry just realized I didn't post. Woo hoo!!! back to TTCing!!!! May 10th can't get here fast enough!!!!
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TTCing since August 2011
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


FET tentatively scheduled for 10/31/13

Have never seen a bfp.






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  #444  
May 1st, 2013, 09:15 AM
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Come on May 10!

Good luck,to you!
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  #445  
May 7th, 2013, 10:19 AM
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CD14

The girlies came around yesterday to try on dresses and talk wedding stuff. It went well, we decided on two different styles for them to wear on how the dress suited them best. We also talked hair, make up and shoes. DF worked a half day with it being bank holiday so when he came home we had a bbq and some wine! I had such a great day

TTC wise - my body has been really wonky so far this cycle, i think maybe it was gearing up to O last week - around cd10. Which is crazy! It didnt and I think i'll likely O today but still, weird.

I am so excited for fridays appointment, I hope i'm not getting my hopes up for nothing. I'll be happy if we come away with a plan for me to do clomid plus IUI next cycle.
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  #446  
May 7th, 2013, 11:39 AM
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Do you have any more wedding pics? I LOVE all things wedding! So feel free to post pics here or on fb!

I'm so excited for your May 10th appointment! Only a few days away!
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TTCing since August 2011
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


FET tentatively scheduled for 10/31/13

Have never seen a bfp.






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  #447  
May 7th, 2013, 01:45 PM
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Not so many pics...but we did finally order our invitations. We went with someone off Etsy..so cute and they're personalised. I've had proof's through but havent got around to putting on photobucket etc. This is the link from etsy though

Sweet Heart Garden Party Calligraphy Wedding by GreySnailPress

For the bridesmaids hair we're thinking up but with some loose edges to make it softer and more natural looking. I saw this on pinterest which looks really pretty

Bridesmaids / October 2012 Brides- Show us your wedding hair style inspiration : wedding october 2012 brides show us your hair inspiration 81768549454311196 B8DO84O0 C

Oh and for favours i really love these DF says they're probably too expensive to get personalised ones and that normal boring ones would be better. I guess i'll have to keep working on him but I suspect I know who will win...

Wedding / Just Married Love Hearts with Personalised Wrappers x 100
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  #448  
May 7th, 2013, 02:01 PM
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All of that is super cute!!!! I those invites and that hair is amazing!!! Any idea how you want your hair?

DH didn't want to do personalized favors but in the end he decided they would be fun (we did coozies for the beer bottles - but made enough everyone could take one even if they weren't drinking beer)
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  #449  
May 7th, 2013, 02:48 PM
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love the invite! I wish etsy had been around when we were getting married (or that I had known about it...not sure when it started!)
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May 8th, 2013, 12:01 AM
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I love the invite!!!!!

Before we decided no big wedding, we'd chosen to do flower bombs. They're little shapes that are full of flower seeds. You just toss them (aka bomb) and watch what shows up. DH was 100% anti wedding favor, but he was totally on board for those (plus 400 was only going to cost me about $50... and my family would assemble and personalize for free).

I love the invite!!!!!

Before we decided no big wedding, we'd chosen to do flower bombs. They're little shapes that are full of flower seeds. You just toss them (aka bomb) and watch what shows up. DH was 100% anti wedding favor, but he was totally on board for those (plus 400 was only going to cost me about $50... and my family would assemble and personalize for free).
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Hope 07/22/2012@4w1d, Konnor 11/24/2012@3w6d,"Emmy"1/15/2013@ 3w6d, Ronen 02/10/2013@3w5d, Joy 07/19/2013@3w6d, "Pea" 09/06/2013@ 3w3d

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175mcg Synthyroid, 1500mg Metformin
Colposcopy = CIN1+CIN2 cells Polypectomy - August 21st
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Seeing MFI specialist/RE in 2015. Vitamins started August 2nd
Trying a few cycles of clomid and progesterone. FX this is all it takes.
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  #451  
May 8th, 2013, 05:04 AM
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Love the invite and the hair! Those favors are so cute too! Keep working on DH!
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TTCing since August 2011
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


FET tentatively scheduled for 10/31/13

Have never seen a bfp.






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  #452  
May 8th, 2013, 09:59 AM
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Elle - for my hair I'm undecided. I have shoulder length ish curly hair. I have got a veil with my dress but I've also bought a really beautiful clip that I'd love to wear. I'm thinking i may do half up / half down and wear the veil with the clip underneath so I can take off the veil after the ceremoney & photos. What do you think?

Jess - I thought the same about Pinterest...how did I ever plan anything without pinterest for inspiration!

Ashley - i love the seed idea, I'd also seen it on pinterest. But as we're getting married in november itll be far too cold for planting seeds and I suspect most people just wouldnt get around to doing anything with them by the time spring came around.
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  #453  
May 8th, 2013, 12:37 PM
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Love everything! I'm glad that you are having fun planning. You and your girls are going to look beautiful!

Are you having a fairly large wedding? My DH and I did. It was a lot of work!!
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  #454  
May 8th, 2013, 01:02 PM
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Half up half down is a great idea!!! That is what I originally wanted before I realized it may be windy so all up was more practical. My original plan was veil during the ceremony then ditch it for the clip in the reception. But I ended up wearing the clip (a flower on a pin that my mom made) the entire time and the veil just for ceremony and half the pictures. So you could always wear one then the other or both the whole time.

I get really into wedding stuff lol

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May 9th, 2013, 11:20 AM
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Beautiful, Elle! I love these!!!
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  #456  
May 9th, 2013, 12:34 PM
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Just wanted to wish you luck for your appt tomorrow. I hope to hear some really awesome news when I return to the board!!!! XO
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TTCing since August 2011
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


FET tentatively scheduled for 10/31/13

Have never seen a bfp.






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  #457  
May 9th, 2013, 12:55 PM
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Since my hair is super straight, I did a pin curl updo for my wedding - I wanted it to stay perfect the whole time. Which it did. I even kept my veil in the whole time!! Also, I loved my veil and kind of want to wear it around the house

Hope you are having a great day! Good luck for tomorrow!!!
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  #458  
May 11th, 2013, 01:42 PM
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I wore my veil the whole time at my wedding as well! I kept it in for the ceremony and the reception. My hair stayed perfect. It was great.
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  #459  
May 13th, 2013, 12:28 PM
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Thanks for the ideas Elle, I've seen quite a few I like on pinterest too!

CD20 / 6 DPO
I know that I already did an update on my appt on the main board but I want to get it in here too. So feel free to skip this...

Friday's appt went really well, DF was super anxious about it friday morning. Weird as I think I'd had all my nervousness and anxiety earlier in the week. By friday morning I was plain excited! Anyway we saw one of the fertility nurses, she was great. DF even said afterwards she's probably one of the most positive people we;ve seen throuhgout this entire process, he also liked that she talked to him too, rather than just me. We talked alot about the process of IUI and we signed alot of forms - consent forms and forms for the HFEA (Human fertilisation and embryology authority - the govern anything fertility related over here in the UK). We both got weighed and had our height measured. My BMI needs to be below 30 to qualify for treatment and it came up as 30.1 - I was so disappointed. Luckily the nurse was lovely and said just dont let it creep up anymore or you'll get me shot. She asked me what I was doing re my weight so we talked WW etc, was so nice and said i'd done really really well to loose what I had and just to keep a close eye on it. DFs BMI was fine - of course!

The nurse explained that the % chance of getting pg each month is around 20%. IUI gives a chance of around 11% per month on average, she did say however that for my age IUI is more like 18% so almost close to that of a natural cycle. She confirmed that I get funding for 6 cycles with clomid and that they dont usually do any with injectibles but it would depend on how I responded to the clomid and dose etc etc.

The plan for next cycle is as follows:
CD1 - I have to call the clinic and let them know AF arrived
CD2- CD6 - 50mg Clomid
CD10 - I go in for my first u/s scan to check my follies
- When there is at least one follie measuring 17mm they will give me the HCG shot to take home and i'll be given a specific time 36hrs prior to the IUI to take it (either in my belly fat or upper thigh - ouch!)
Then I go in for the IUI, DF attends to give his sample too which is washed then inserted into my uterus with a teeny tiny catheter
14DPIUI I can call for bloodwork if AF hasnt arrived.

They said that if there is more than one follie over 17mm but less than four, then we would be counselled of the risks (i.e. multiples) before we decided whether to go ahead or not. More than four then they would cancel. The nurse said alot of couple do BD anyway but its not advised (she also gave us a wink wink nudge nudge at this point lol)

If the first / second etc IUI doesnt work, we are able to do the 6 IUI's concurrently, if we want to. The nurse did say that sometimes people have a cycle or two off in between as the whole process can be emotionally draining and a rollercoaster. We were also toldthat they can refer us to specialist fertility counselling if we want to at any time.

We were both given orders for a whole raft of bloodwork - mostly BBV's including HIV, Hep B, Hep C and some other nasties. I also had some other tests including my AMH level and some others I cant remember. We went and got the bloodwork done whilst we were at the hospital. DF didnt half complain lol! I dont think he's ever had a blood test before, his poor arm hurt! (he's fine now for anyone wondering)

So overall we left with a great plan, I just hope we wont need it! You never know i'm CD20/ 6DPO currently. Feeling the intense hunger I get around this time in the 2ww each cycle. So annoying when I'm trying to loose weight!

I'm so about getting on with TTCMA and getting our BFP. Its been too **** long! Getting on 20 months now. Never ever thought we'd be here.
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May 13th, 2013, 12:35 PM
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I am so extremely excited for you!! That is a really great plan It is really nice that you have a friendly nurse working with you guys as well!!!
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