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  #101  
October 28th, 2012, 02:40 PM
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Glad your O held off until DH was home,, looks like we might be dpo buddies this cycle!
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  #102  
October 29th, 2012, 05:35 AM
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Cycle # 15, cd 17

Ugh....still haven't O'd. I feel like I have O'd, somewhat--temp rising, less horny, less energy, irritable, sorry bbs, etc... but I know that I haven't. I thought I felt O pains yesterday evening, which would have been great, as DH and I got in a great BD session yesterday before he left for another business trip. Fortunately, DH will be back on Tuesday evening (as long as the storm does not impact his flight). Clomid side effects: I'm cranky and have been getting hot flashes for the last several days. Again, ugh....
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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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  #103  
October 30th, 2012, 07:52 AM
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strange that FF thinks you've Od now - do you still disagree???
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  #104  
October 31st, 2012, 05:29 PM
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Jen, I think that I ovulated today.

So as I stated my RE appt went well. It's tough to hear that I likely won't be able to conceive naturally, but really I don't care, I just want a baby! I'll definitely keep everyone posted on each step! Wish me luck!
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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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  #105  
October 31st, 2012, 06:26 PM
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I had that same discussion with my RE right around this time last year...it was a tough pill to swallow at first, but once I accepted reality, we were mentally in a MUCH better place to move things forward.

Well, you know how that worked out.

So, keep your spirits up, and your mind in the right place, and things will turn out just fine!
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  #106  
November 1st, 2012, 06:21 AM
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Thanks Karin!

I think that I'm a little bummed because I have a feeling that we're going to push back the IUI to December due to DH's work schedule. RE said that we could freeze the sperm, but it would be at an extra cost.

All of this planning feels a bit overwhelming, but I'm very excited!
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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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  #107  
November 2nd, 2012, 05:26 AM
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Cycle # 15, cd 21, dpo 2

Well, my temps are rather erratic this month. I still don't think that I O'd until day 19, as my CM was still watery until then and my CP was still pretty high.

I'm still hoping that we can do IUI next month, but if AF arrives late, we'll have to postpone it until December. Part of me is thinking that I stop taking progesterone this cycle, as my LP will likely only be 5-7 days instead of 10-11 days. This would ensure AF would start early. But then I think, what if this cycle we have a shot and without the progesterone we won't conceive. I guess I'll keep temping and if my temps start to drop like they did last cycle, then maybe I'll stop the progesterone early.

This weekend will be relatively uneventful, which is a good thing. Of course, I have cleaning to do and errands to run, but other than that, just going out to dinner on Saturday and watching the PSU game. Again, I'm so happy that my schedule has slowed down!
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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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  #108  
November 2nd, 2012, 05:37 AM
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Sorry about DHs schedule getting in the way of IUI, it sounds like your stuck between a rock and a hard place with this cycle and the IUI cycle

I like the sounds of your weekend, its pretty similar to mine in that we've not got much planned.

Oh and I totally get your feeling abouts not being able to conceive naturally, yes its sad but at this point i'll take all the help i need to have a baby!
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  #109  
November 5th, 2012, 06:10 AM
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Cycle #15, CD 24, dpo 7 (I'm just going with what FF says )

The side-effects from the progesterone/clomid combo are kicking my butt. I have hot flashes, headaches and sore bbs all the time. Other than that nothing too new, except that my temps look crazy. I think it's due to the progesterone from last cycle as my pre-O temps are the highest they have ever been.

Today, I had a huge temp dive. This could be: implantation dip (doubtful), it was really cold outside and in our house last night (maybe???) or that my AF is coming early (likely). Hopefully AF is coming soon. The sooner AF arrives, the sooner and better chance we have at starting IUI this month.

So now, both my parents and DH's parents know about our ttcing and impending procedures. I told my parents last month and DH finally told his parents last night. Again, everyone is supportive. I just don't want everyone to know--i.e. extended family.

My younger sister is pregnant with her second and called me yesterday, but I was feeling very emotional and did not talk with her. I feel badly, but I didn't want to cry on the phone to her. I'll give her a call later this week, when I'm in better spirits. At this point, I really don't want to keep telling everyone about RE, IUI and IVF, etc....I'd send her an email, but she never reads email. Maybe, I'll text her and give her some info before I talk with her????

Non-ttc news: Budgeting is going really well. We are becoming more and more cost conscience. We only spent $40 on dinner Saturday night and that included drinks, entrees and a salad bar. We would typically spend $60-$80 on Saturday night dinners. So it's a start. We also switched grocery stores--to a cheaper chain, reduced our spending and of course are not using any credit cards.

Later this week we are going to see Journey in concert. It's on a Wednesday night, so we are taking Thursday off as it's being held in a city over an hour away from us. Thursday we'll just have alone time, which will be nice.

Ok, this is getting long, so I'll stop this post and post again later. Thanks for reading!
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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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  #110  
November 5th, 2012, 07:54 AM
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Urgh sorry about the side effects, the things we do to make babies eh? needs must though right!

Its good that your family are so supportive, i agree that its hard telling people though, we havent and wont be telling DFs parents that were trying or doing other things as itd just be too much. How do you get on with your sister? I have toyed with telling my sister (she's 22) purely becuse of the time we're spending together now with my BFF's for wedding stuff and the others all know. hmm i cant decide..

Glad your budgeting is going well, its funny you mention grocery shopping, it was something we really looked at when we were saving for the house and it surprising how much we spent, considering it was just the two of us! I must say old habits die hard and we're probably back to how we were now lol!

Hope you have a great time at the concert, i dont know if i mentioned it but we went to see The Killers last thursday and it was amazing!
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November 5th, 2012, 09:57 AM
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Hey Jen,

I saw on fb that you saw the Killers, sounds like an amazing concert!!! Do you like there new stuff? I'm not digging their latest album as much as the others, but still a great band!

I get along well with my sister and I know she knows about our struggles. I haven't told her about the RE appt yet. I'm still debating whether to call her today or not...

So good news--hopefully! I think AF is here (heavy spotting), almost 4 days early! Which may mean that we can do IUI this cycle as DH will be in town! Of course, I don't want to get my hopes up, as I could have a cyst, or something in my tests that needs to get fixed before we move forward, etc....but still a little ray of sunshine!
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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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  #112  
November 5th, 2012, 12:13 PM
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It was a great night, im a big fan of their earlier stuff from c.2004 ish (just also happens to be when i was at uni) but some of their new stuff is ok. Tbh hearing mr briteside and somebody told me was worth the $$ for tickets!

I hope that af has arrived and it means you get your iui
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November 5th, 2012, 02:22 PM
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Here's hoping the timing will work out for an IUI next cycle! x
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  #114  
November 6th, 2012, 07:46 AM
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Cycle # 16, cd 2

I scheduled my 3 day u/s and fasting lab work for Thursday, November 8th at 11am. I also scheduled my hystereosonogram on 11/12. Hopefully both tests will go well and we'll be able to have our IUI this cycle! And, I don't need to take off of work on either day, as I'm off both days!

Wish me luck ladies!
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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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November 6th, 2012, 07:55 AM
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thats great news,

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November 6th, 2012, 02:51 PM
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Had a huge fight with my sister today. She made some ignorant comments yesterday about my impending IUI or IVF. Today she accused me of being cheap for Christmas, after I told her that I will be paying $11,000 to have a baby.
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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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  #117  
November 7th, 2012, 04:14 PM
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Well, that's awesomely selfish of her
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  #118  
November 8th, 2012, 01:59 AM
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I'm so so sorry Nicholle, thats not fair at all

Its always painful when comments like that come from family
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November 8th, 2012, 04:42 PM
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Thanks Jess and Jen! My sister has always been opinionated and critical, but that was crossing the line. We have texted, but haven't really talked. I'll give her a call before we see each other at Thanksgiving. Sadly with my sister, even when she's in the wrong, I have to reach out to her and try to remedy the situation. Thanks again for all of the support.
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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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  #120  
November 8th, 2012, 05:11 PM
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Why can't everyone just be nice?
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