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  #581  
March 29th, 2013, 10:00 AM
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I'm glad that you are feeling a bit better, but it stinks when you are congested at night.

Yay about telling the parents! So glad that it went well for both sides of the family.

Here's hoping that AF will stay far far away, for about 10 months+
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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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  #582  
March 29th, 2013, 10:02 AM
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I'm glad that telling both sides of parents went well. I told my mom we were TTC, but I asked her not to ask me about it. I told her we would tell her if we had news. We haven't told MIL, but I think she suspects. She is tactful enough not to bring it up or ask about it, though. I'm glad that you have a supportive family!
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  #583  
March 29th, 2013, 11:54 AM
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Thanks ladies.

Today is a hard day in TTC land. No AF (we're thinking I'll test sometime next week, since I don't think I O'd on time), BUT:

1) A friend gave birth. I have been dreading this one, because I knew it would depress me. She got married two years after me, and I was really hoping we'd have kids first. Apparently they had some difficulty getting pregnant, but this is one case where that hasn't really soothed my disappointment and jealousy.

2) We are having an old friend of Raif's over on Sunday. It's been ages since he's seen him, and it was really important that we make it work. However, said friend's wife is pregnant, due in June. They have been married MAYBE two years, and I am SUPER JEALOUS. Plus, part of the arrangements included having to figure out what to feed her since she has food aversions. Ugh. And it's going to be hard having her here. So...yeah.

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  #584  
March 29th, 2013, 12:12 PM
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1) It's always hard when a friend gives birth when you really want a baby, too. I think you can still be happy for someone, yet still be sad that it isn't you. At least, that's how I sometimes feel.

2) I'm sorry about the friend's pregnant wife coming to visit. That would really bother me, too. I think it's sweet that you guys are trying so hard to accommodate her food aversions. How long will she be staying?
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  #585  
March 29th, 2013, 12:42 PM
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Thanks Luckily, they are only staying for dinner, so it won't be too much, but still. UGH!

And I usually do better with the jealousy - I am happy for them, but this is one of the first times that I'm really having trouble feeling that for them - usually it's much more mixed joy & jealousy. We have a long history (even though we aren't close now) so I don't think that helps.
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  #586  
March 29th, 2013, 05:53 PM
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It's okay. My level of happiness for other people usually depends on how I'm feeling that day about myself. *lol* Today, in spite of every intention of having an awesome day, a couple of things have happened that I'm still stewing about, and I feel utterly incapable of being happy for anyone else since I'm not happy right now myself. I know that probably sounds really selfish...but I guess that's me.
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  #587  
March 29th, 2013, 10:19 PM
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*hugs*

Food aversions suck. I deal with them here every day. All 3 of us have them to some degree.

The longer we've been trying, the harder it is for me to be happy for others. It's a good thing I'm a decent actress somedays.

I hope dinner goes well on Sunday!
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  #588  
March 30th, 2013, 05:00 AM
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Hey there... Sorry about how you've been feeling. I know that the longer I tried he harder it was for me to be happy. I think the hardest was my brother and SIL. I was so conflicted because I am very close with my brother and I was genuinely happy for them. She has PCOS and they ended up the IVF route, and conceived after a failed fresh cycle and 2 FETs (they got of with their last frozen). So it's not like they even has an "easy" time either. They got pg after about a year or so of trying, from what I know, and we had passed the 2 year mark. Anyhow, I get how you feel. It's hard to show your true feelings and hard to hide them at the same time. Urgh. I hope everything goes ok.
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  #589  
March 30th, 2013, 09:09 PM
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Thanks ladies. I really appreciate the support. I know that many of us are in or have been in the same boat, so I appreciate hearing from you guys.

Something I have been thinking about tonight is the feeling of having milestones that I thought I would be pregnant for. Two of them are coming up - my graduation (the third week of May) which happens to coincide with my birthday, and then a friends wedding in June. I had REALLY really hoped to need a cute maternity dress for her wedding. It just seems really unlikely now.

It doesn't help that I have no idea what's going on with my cycle. It seems like I did not ovulate when I thought I did, but no idea what's going on other than that. I'm just trying to figure out what to do. Should I test at some point? Who knows. So that's definitely part of what's going on.

That's what I'm thinking now.
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  #590  
March 31st, 2013, 08:06 AM
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I can totally relate to how you have been feeling. My best friend's sister-in-law just gave birth to her second child. They never had any problem getting pregnant with the first or second child. And she has all of the grandparents' support. It was tough to see the pictures on facebook. On one hand I am so happy for her. On the other hand I am so jealous.

Your cycle does seem to be really long for your usual. Have you been particularly stressed out? I think someone told me stress can delay ovulation. If you do test, let us know what it says.
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  #591  
March 31st, 2013, 10:53 AM
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This has happened twice before - late ovulation. I hadn't felt particularly stressed out, but I did get sick twice in the last six weeks, so I'm thinking I might be a little run down. I have been trying to eat extra well and get more rest, but who knows exactly. It's frustrating since the last goofy cycle was in August, and I was hoping I was more regulated than that. But we'll see what happens
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  #592  
March 31st, 2013, 06:01 PM
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I'm sorry. There have been a few different events that I thought I would be pregnant for, too. It really hurts to not need the maternity clothes when I thought I would. Or not to have the adorable baby with me that I thought I would have by now.
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April 1st, 2013, 05:31 AM
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I completely get it. After failed IVF and trying for what seems like forever (ok, we haven't hit the 2 year mark yet...), it's hard to be happy for others, especially if they haven't been trying as long/gone through as many procedures, etc...

I hope that the dinner went well.

Everything is crossed for you this cycle!
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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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  #594  
April 3rd, 2013, 01:59 PM
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We had a fine time with all the preggo ladies. The one we don't know as well didn't ask any awkward questions, and the one we do know well offered to give me a name of her OB's recommended RE, which I thought was super sweet.

I tested this morning, and had a mild case of line-eye, I think. But it's the first time that that's happened, so I'm keeping myself optimistic. Unless AF shows, we will likely test again on Sunday.

I went to acupuncture today, and I think my acupuncturist is more anxious for me to go to an RE than I am. I think she feels like she'll be able to help me more then, maybe? Who knows. But the annoying thing is, since she's a student, her semester ends in like three weeks. Not sure what happens then - if I have to find a different student, or what. We'll see.

Otherwise, not too much happening!
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April 3rd, 2013, 05:14 PM
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I'm glad that the pregnant ladies were nice and didn't ask any awkward questions. Does RE stand for reproductive expert?
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  #596  
April 3rd, 2013, 05:30 PM
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You have a case of line eye? You should post the pic and let us see if we can find it as well.

RE is reproductive endocrinologist, I think.

I'll keep checking back for more updates.
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  #597  
April 3rd, 2013, 05:35 PM
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Reproductive Endocrinologist - basically, fertility doctor, but RE for short

Okay, Sam, I might post it. I did actually take a picture.
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April 3rd, 2013, 05:51 PM
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okay, I only really see it if I look at the top of the oval viewing area. I mean, like I said, I think it's line eye.

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April 3rd, 2013, 07:53 PM
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Darn. I don't see a second line in that picture. But I can send loads more GOOD THOUGHTS your way in the mean time!
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April 3rd, 2013, 09:12 PM
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I must have some line eye going on toooo
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