Log In Sign Up

Ashley's TTC #1 Journal


Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to boards@justmommies.com.

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Like Tree66Likes

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To TTC JOURNALS LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
  #161  
November 28th, 2012, 09:57 PM
plan4fate's Avatar I may bend, but not break
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 26,554
Send a message via MSN to plan4fate
Someone just recommended that I try Bladderwrack supplements for my thyroid condition. They have been dealing with the same Thyroid disease I have for years, and have gotten no symptom relief (their bloodwork is fine though). She saw a Natural doctor who told her to go off her med and try the Bladderwrack. Well, she's been off her med for 18 months, her blood levels are still fine, she lost 100lbs, stopped craving carbs, and stopped having night hungers.

This stuff is about $10 for a 50 day supply... I'm gonna give it a try. I would love to see some resolution of my symptoms, and if I can do it with out drugs why the heck not? Hopefully when I can see a doc this spring they'll tell me I'm doing fantastic

Everyone around me is pregnant. There were two people who weren't, and one got a BFP today. I'm truly happy for her. The other is testing tomorrow. A bfp for her would be a little less of a celebration, as she suffers from RPL and it'd be baited breath for 3 months, but I won't be upset if she is pregnant.

I just want my turn.
__________________
~TTC #1 together 2 years and counting ~


Awesome siggy made by Jaidynsmum

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)
Reply With Quote
  #162  
November 29th, 2012, 01:16 AM
mrsEuphoria1's Avatar Veteran
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 179
Pretty decent money wise Sounds like it's worth a shot! Good luck!!
Reply With Quote
  #163  
November 30th, 2012, 04:52 PM
plan4fate's Avatar I may bend, but not break
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 26,554
Send a message via MSN to plan4fate
Shall we call it irony or just cruelty?

I haven't had much of a sex drive since I moved to the US thanks to my pill... it's slowly been coming back.

But this cycle? The cycle my foot's in a giant plastic boot? No, my drive showed up last night in full swing. To DTD and enjoy it, I have to take off the boot... counter productive to the purpose of it right?

Oh and to top it off, we have Reme this weekend.. so while I would love to drag my hubby out of the tub and ravage him.. I can't until after 10pm when Reme goes to sleep.. and by then I probably won't want to anymore.

*cries* so not fair. stupid body...


Side note, right ovary started hurting last night. About the same as last cycle. Hoping that means a good O, and an on time one!
__________________
~TTC #1 together 2 years and counting ~


Awesome siggy made by Jaidynsmum

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)
Reply With Quote
  #164  
November 30th, 2012, 05:32 PM
Nicholle ttc's Avatar TTC our first!
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 5,059
So sorry Ashley!
__________________
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.






Reply With Quote
  #165  
December 2nd, 2012, 01:59 PM
plan4fate's Avatar I may bend, but not break
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 26,554
Send a message via MSN to plan4fate
I took no shame in waking him up last night and demanding a "performance" LOL. He slept like a baby after that.

CD9, I feel very out of control of the cycle. I only have a handful of opks and won't be ordering more.. I did order 100 cheapie hpts yesterday though (seriously, ebay prices cannot be beat, $10.99 with free shipping!). I prefer to know exactly what's going on... but that doesn't seem to have helped me what so ever for the last 11 cycles.

Now if only I didn't have the stupid boot!

I hope my supplement shows up tomorrow. It's only 90 min away so if they wait until Thursday (the last day they can wait) to deliver it I'm going to be pissed! I've honestly had it up to my eyeballs with delivery companies this week. I'm really eager to start this one!
__________________
~TTC #1 together 2 years and counting ~


Awesome siggy made by Jaidynsmum

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)
Reply With Quote
  #166  
December 5th, 2012, 11:38 PM
plan4fate's Avatar I may bend, but not break
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 26,554
Send a message via MSN to plan4fate
I go back to the doctor about my foot tomorrow. Apparently the first one didn't do a very good job of describing what was wrong, and since I've not been able to return yet, they need more information. They're sending me to another occupational center this time though, so hopefully they'll take me more seriously there.

I wore my boot for 9hrs straight today with out taking it off for even a second. I was in agony the whole time, and I'm in agony just sitting here with it off.

I seriously don't care what happens with my job. If I keep it I keep it, if not, oh well. But really, I do NOT want my O delayed. LOL!

I started my new supplement yesterday. It's totally killed my appetite. Hopefully that continues! I weighed 226.2 lbs when I started them yesterday. We will see what I weigh next Tuesday. I can't really exercise, so that's going to make it a bit harder to get weight off. I couldn't even swim right now I don't think.
__________________
~TTC #1 together 2 years and counting ~


Awesome siggy made by Jaidynsmum

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)
Reply With Quote
  #167  
December 9th, 2012, 05:55 PM
plan4fate's Avatar I may bend, but not break
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 26,554
Send a message via MSN to plan4fate
I thought maybe yesterday that I was post O.. my boobs are killing me, well, mainly my nipples. But I still have ewcm and feel very slippery. Dh is going to have to keep putting out I guess... and he's so not complaining.


I started my supplement last week. I've not lost any weight, but I also haven't gained any. My thyroid, which has been swollen and sore for over a year, is not sore, and is not swollen. That needed to happen for things to start working, so I'm really hoping I'm going to start seeing some progress. I'm going to add more veggies into our diet this week when we get groceries, even if it's just lettuce on a burger (for me that would also include tomato and onion.. yum!).

But with not having O'd, and Christmas only 16 days away, I'm fast approaching either having AF over the holiday's, or testing at Christmas time. Or, because of my foot I won't O at all, or be really delayed.
__________________
~TTC #1 together 2 years and counting ~


Awesome siggy made by Jaidynsmum

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)
Reply With Quote
  #168  
December 10th, 2012, 06:11 AM
Nicholle ttc's Avatar TTC our first!
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 5,059
Hopefully you'll O soon. Sorry about testing or AF over the holidays, the holidays are already stressful as is...
__________________
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.






Reply With Quote
  #169  
December 10th, 2012, 05:42 PM
plan4fate's Avatar I may bend, but not break
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 26,554
Send a message via MSN to plan4fate
I haven't noticed any CM today.. and my right ovary is hurting.. so I'm figuring today is going to be O day. I's CD 17, which was a pretty average O for me prior to taking the fertilitea.

I've been considering trying soy next month. I know it's a no no for thyroid conditions... but DH is going to likely be gone for the 4-6 cycles after that, and possibly even longer. I feel if I don't at least try it, I might be missing out. The idea of no ttc for 4-8 months is super super depressing me. If we don't get pregnant before he goes, there likely will only be enough time left in our agreement for one child... and I really wanted two ( we were going to wait a year between to start trying so I could exclusively nurse).


And I'm offically the last of the wttc girls who graduated between Sept 2011 and March 2012 who I'm close to who has not gotten pregnant or had a baby. I'm thinking I might break out the rum...
__________________
~TTC #1 together 2 years and counting ~


Awesome siggy made by Jaidynsmum

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)
Reply With Quote
  #170  
December 10th, 2012, 06:38 PM
kbpeanut's Avatar Scooter!
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: san diego, ca
Posts: 12,175
Rum is good.
Reply With Quote
  #171  
December 10th, 2012, 09:51 PM
Keakie's Avatar Learning to walk in faith
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Near the land of cream cheese
Posts: 5,583
Fingers still crossed for you.

For what it's worth, we're still trucking along too. You and I are **** near cycle twins this time around by the sounds of it.
__________________


*Cautiously and excitedly expecting number two - shhh, if we're friends on Facebook. *



Thank you to Babydoll213 for my fabulous siggie!
Reply With Quote
  #172  
December 10th, 2012, 11:57 PM
plan4fate's Avatar I may bend, but not break
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 26,554
Send a message via MSN to plan4fate
Quote:
Originally Posted by Keakie View Post
Fingers still crossed for you.

For what it's worth, we're still trucking along too. You and I are **** near cycle twins this time around by the sounds of it.
One day off. CD1 was the 24th for me, yours was the 25th. Let's get bfp's and take over a ddc! I'll be due in August, but I'll so join Sept. You had a late O this cycle too.
Keakie likes this.
__________________
~TTC #1 together 2 years and counting ~


Awesome siggy made by Jaidynsmum

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)
Reply With Quote
  #173  
December 11th, 2012, 06:06 AM
Nicholle ttc's Avatar TTC our first!
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 5,059
__________________
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.






Reply With Quote
  #174  
December 11th, 2012, 10:57 AM
Keakie's Avatar Learning to walk in faith
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Near the land of cream cheese
Posts: 5,583
It looks like I'm o'ing today, which is CD17 (coincidentally, I also had my annual today, so that was fun). It's late by normal standards, but for me it's fairly average. Here's hoping it's both of our last o's for awhile.
__________________


*Cautiously and excitedly expecting number two - shhh, if we're friends on Facebook. *



Thank you to Babydoll213 for my fabulous siggie!
Reply With Quote
  #175  
December 11th, 2012, 12:23 PM
plan4fate's Avatar I may bend, but not break
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 26,554
Send a message via MSN to plan4fate
Sounds like a plan to me!

Baby #2 arrived last night form my list... again, happy, oh so jealous.

I really wish I'd have gotten more opk's.. I'd really love to know for "sure" when I O'd!!!!!!

I bought 100 cheapies this cycle, so screw it, I'm gonna take hpt's instead. LOL.
__________________
~TTC #1 together 2 years and counting ~


Awesome siggy made by Jaidynsmum

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)
Reply With Quote
  #176  
December 12th, 2012, 09:21 PM
plan4fate's Avatar I may bend, but not break
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 26,554
Send a message via MSN to plan4fate
So I go back to work next week. I'm not pleased at all with the Dr I saw today who told me more than once that she didn't care about my TTC or pregnancy status, I'd be given treatments to do to get better, and that was the priority. The first time she said it was when I asked if the med she was prescribing could be taken by someone trying to have a baby. The second time was after she said I may need an MRI, and I told her that I would only do an MRI if I wasn't pregnant at the time.

I'm also not pleased about going back to work. I have Insertional Achilles tendinitis. Meaning where the tendon inserts into the back of my heel isn't well. I still cannot walk for more than 30 minutes or so with out pain, and after an hour tops I'm in agony. I have to go buy new shoes (that aren't covered by compensation, because they're not required, but will help me heal faster)... we don't have the money for shoes. By the time I've bought these new shoes.. I'll have spent an entire month's pay on stuff just so I can go to work. This seems insane to me!

But back I will go. 4 hour shifts of agony. I give it a week before I can't walk again. They did this to me with my hand in 2003.. forced me back early and I went from a curable form of tendinitis... to chronic. I really do not want to be in pain for the rest of my life!
__________________
~TTC #1 together 2 years and counting ~


Awesome siggy made by Jaidynsmum

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)
Reply With Quote
  #177  
December 18th, 2012, 01:23 PM
plan4fate's Avatar I may bend, but not break
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 26,554
Send a message via MSN to plan4fate
8dpo today. This has officially been the longest 2ww ever!!!!

I've been testing a while. It's kinda nice to get up and do 1hpt with my FMU and then just go on with my day. And for .1099 per test, can't really go wrong.

I lined them all up today, they appear to be getting a slightly pink smudge near where the line should be. I had some spotting last night, so if that was implantation I should see a positive sometime on Thursday (which is 10dpo).

DH is on board for trying soy next month. So the day AF shows I need to be ready to run to Walmart and buy a pack of OPK's and some soy. I've got the Hpt's covered. Even I can't go through 100 hpts in a single cycle, even if I tested with every pee from 5dpo!

I just hope I don't need the soy
__________________
~TTC #1 together 2 years and counting ~


Awesome siggy made by Jaidynsmum

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)
Reply With Quote
  #178  
December 18th, 2012, 04:09 PM
kbpeanut's Avatar Scooter!
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: san diego, ca
Posts: 12,175
I REALLY hope you DON'T need to go to Walmart.

Post pics of any tests that are squint-worthy as they turn up! x
Reply With Quote
  #179  
December 18th, 2012, 08:55 PM
plan4fate's Avatar I may bend, but not break
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 26,554
Send a message via MSN to plan4fate
Of course!! Squinty pics are the best. You don't notice this smudge on a single test which is why I haven't put them up, but when you line up a bunch that can't possibly be positive just because the day they were taken, to today.. it just seems like extra dye.

I really want it to be Thursday!!!!
__________________
~TTC #1 together 2 years and counting ~


Awesome siggy made by Jaidynsmum

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)
Reply With Quote
  #180  
December 20th, 2012, 01:15 PM
plan4fate's Avatar I may bend, but not break
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 26,554
Send a message via MSN to plan4fate
Won't be any squinters. I'm 100% positive my progesterone has plummeted and the witch is on her way. Been seeing a lot of brown, pink and red since yesterday. Now I just wait to see how long before she decides to come. So far it's been 24 hours since the spotting/blood started showing. I've got cramps now too.

I'm depressed, but I have my game plan for next cycle, I just need an official CD1
__________________
~TTC #1 together 2 years and counting ~


Awesome siggy made by Jaidynsmum

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)
Reply With Quote
Reply

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:29 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0