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Well. Good news and Bad news and Bad news. Good news, DH could be home in less than 2 weeks. Bad news, DH could be home in less than 2 weeks which leaves us scrambling all winter for money. Bad news... I'll have O'd by the time he gets home. Grrr.
He's gonna try and find more work down there, if he can't, he'll come home and look here for something (even if it means shoveling driveways).
And while I'm not 100% sure he's on board for ttc, to quote him tonight "If we have benefits you need to talk to the dr about your drive and why we aren't pregnant. If we don't, you need to think about that root from Peru, I'll even take something too to make you feel better about it." (by something he means something for sperm count). So that made me feel a lot better than I did last night.
The root from Peru, Maca isn't recommended for people with thyroid disorders. Neither is soy. BUT then again, neither are most medical assistance treatments that an RE could give me. I'm more willing to try something natural than I am to be taking hand fulls of chemicals if they all have the same effect on my thyroid.
Just figured I'd paste what I wrote in a FB group.
Now I just need to find something for him to take to hold up that end of the bargain! I was thinking the Fertilaid for men... but it's multiple doses and he'd never remember to take it!
Well, it sounds like he's getting more on board to ttc! Hopefully he'll still be agreeable to a SA when he returns. My DH's SA was covered by insurance. Our meetings with the Male fertility specialist to review SA was not covered. Hopefully, SA will be covered for you! GL and KUP!
__________________ 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
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
We aren't even sure right now if they will even cover him on my insurance. Their rules are if the spouse's company offers insurance, that you have to take that option. His company does offer insurance, but since he's contract with no guarantee of work I'm hoping they'll consider him not having any. His job's stuff sucks (nothing special, just basic appointments, no ER coverage, no lab work, no xrays etc), while mine is actually pretty good.
I also have to decide if we care about mat leave or not. If we get pregnant before January I can't take paid mat leave... but I don't intend on going back after baby anyway.. so I'm not sure what to do..
We have also come to the conclusion our apartment is making him sick... We suspect its the carpets or his chair.. so I need to get something better to cover the recliner so nothing ever comes back through onto him. If that doesn't fix it, then that just cements that we're moving next summer. We will get all flooring in a place if we have to (which means sweeping 2x a day minimum).
Just a note for if you do try Maca - I HIGHLY suggest taking them in capsules. You'll have a take a number of them to get the right dose, but I found the taste of Maca to be horrible. I tried putting it in shakes, on cereal etc., but I couldn't stomach it. I ended up putting my powder into capsules myself, which was ridiculously time consuming, so my suggestion is just to buy it that way to start!
Thanks ladies. it was a rough couple of days... 10hr drive down at night, and the 10hr drive home took me 14!! I was so tired I stopped less than 2hrs from home to sleep in the car, then had to stop again after 30 min of driving and sleep again.. AND did it again less than 30 min later.
Now i'm home and wired. go figure.
The funeral was lovely. Her boys (I didn't confirm exactly who, but I know her Son and a nephew) actually hand made her casket!!! It was amazingly perfect for her, decorated in delicate little hand painted flowers. She loved that sort of thing, so it was just so fitting. And I have never in my life seen so many flowers for a funeral! Oh my word. it took 3 pick up trucks to bring them back to the house from the funeral home to be sorted, and that doesn't include the 2 dozen that were left graveside! Doris loved her flowers.
This one's a tear jerker. Gma had Hep C, from a blood transfusion in the 70's I think. Well once when she was sick, she had a vision of a stone bridge and a meadow, where she was met by her mother who shooe'd her away and told her to go on back it wasn't her time.
Well Saturday night she was sitting with her grandson and son and she started talking strangely. Kept saying "Oh how beautiful it is here! And everyone's here!" At first they thought it was because her whole family was around her from the reunion they'd had... She asked for her husband and said to him "Oh Bill, it's so beautiful. I wish you could see it."
And he know. Grandpa Bill knew. He crawled up next to her, and she described everything to him, the flowers, the humming birds, the butterflies. Things she desperately loved in life. So he told her to go on home to her momma and he'd see her soon as God deemed fit. And she did.
They told this at the funeral... what a bunch of blubbering fools we were... but I will never look at a plant, flower, butterfly or humming bird the same again.
I ended up bringing home a potted plant arrangement that was delivered for one of DH's aunts (my favorite one) because she didn't want it to die, and wanted us to have something from the funeral. And I happen to love plants. So I'm going to re-pot it and put it in Reme's room on his desk.. so he can have some of Gma Doris's meadow in his room. (it also happens to be the ONLY room with natural light. LOL)
We did get a small shot at ttc this cycle. I hadn't gotten a 100% positive opk before I left Tuesday (but it was dang close!), and as of last night my CM has shifted to my Post O... We are going to slack off on the TTC until next summer. We are still trying, but we will be less picky with the rules.. mostly just preseed and opk's and a whole lot of old fashioned baby dancing!
Oh.. and DH expects to be home just before Halloween too... so we won't really miss any cycles
Several months ago, I found out a friend was pregnant. She had been my bff for a few years when we were really really little. She found out at 17 weeks.
Well.. she went into labor last night, and her little girl was born today. I'm not having so great of a day
I want it to be my turn.. and after realizing that once DH goes back to work in Feb, I may not even get to see him until he comes back 14+ weeks later (I didn't do so well with the 10hr drive this week, so I'm wary of doing it with even less time in reserve).... I'm starting to feel like we are never going to have a baby.
Well I'm beyond confused. At work I felt a gush.. I assumed it was just CM, or arousal fluid. I went to the bathroom about an hour later.. and my underwear had blood and CM in it. wtfudgesticks? So I wipe, nothing. I go cervix hunting, I can't reach it, and no pink.
So I have no idea what the heck happened... but I'm 4-5dpo and I DO NOT LIKE. My right ovary feels huge and sore still, my abdomen hurts, and my cervix was hurting earlier today. It feels like AF is coming.
I haven't updated in ages... mostly because I've had nothing to say.
We are still TTC, last cycle ended in a BFN.
This cycle is wonky. I'm not really charting, decided not to obsess about anything. Well I'm still taking opk's just not with any real determination.
Well Friday I took an opk... and it was almost positive. Later that night, less so. Next day.. lighter.. today.. totally negative.
Friday's test on top, Sunday's on Bottom. Two middle are from Saturday.
I don't O early with out taking something to boost my Ovulation. I haven't taken fertilitea in 2 cycles, so it shouldn't be residual (usually is for one cycle)... so I don't know what's going on. I don't feel like I've O'd... and maybe I won't feel it. My body's been working so hard for the last year to O that everything's been obvious.. maybe it's reached a point where it's happening easier.
Ashley, I think I see it too! I definitely see it on the pink test and think I can see it with the markers on the blue one (as you already know, I'm not very good at seeing faint lines ). Keeping fingers crossed so hard for you that it continues to darken and become an undeniable BFP!!!
*Cautiously and excitedly expecting number two - shhh, if we're friends on Facebook. *