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(12 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

AF showed right on time on the 19th. It was a pretty rough period this month.  Hoping to plan the tank shipment this week for one more shot before we start IVF with my wife.

I kept having dreams that I was pregnant and dreams of having twins.  Even though I knew I was on my period (although it was a little lighter than usual, it was bright red some of the time and I had a ton of cramps) it was hard to believe the cycle was really over.

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(12 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

I don't know how I thought I was due on the 26th ... It's really the 19th (tomorrow) that AF should show.

I waited to test until yesterday (10dpo) BFN.  I had some spotting last night and this morning.  So I'm just waiting for full-force AF at this point. 

We are also working the final pieces to get started with IVF for C.  We have the follow up with the fertility clinic on the 1st if we can get our ridiculous physc consult out of the way.

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(12 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

TWW #2.  We did an ICI/IVI Saturday night and an IUI Sunday morning with the midwife (at approx. 12 and 24 hours).  By Sunday morning I was testing Low on the OPK already.  I seem to only get peak for less than 24 hours, so next month I'm going to test around 12 hours to see what it says. The IUI was pretty difficult this time and I've had a ton of spotting.  Last month, I didn't feel a thing and it was wonderful.  I was hoping for the same experience this time but that wasn't the case.  Hopefully the biggest difference this month is that it works!

I did not do Clomid this month either as I felt it didn't really help and I was SO bloated the entire month last time. 

I'm due for AF on the 26th, so it's a waiting game until then.  17 days to go.

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(3 replies, posted in Pregnancy and Babies)

Congratulations!!!

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(12 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

I was really hopeful with the spotting, as I usually don’t spot before AF. But this month, that’s all it was. AF came yesterday afternoon. I had zero signs or symptoms of AF until a couple of hours before it happened so I really felt good about it. Onto next month.

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(12 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

I had a little bit of light brown CM today, so either it was a good thing or a bad thing.  I'm not technically due for AF until Monday, but my cycle is occasionally only 23-24 days and today is 23.  But, FX for IB.  Will update over the weekend once I know if I was good or bad, lol.

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(12 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

8DPO BFN this morning. It’s a little soon, but we are planning for next month now just in case.

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(1 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

How long will this promo code be good?

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(6 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

Sending you lots of baby dust!!!

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(12 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

Do you already have a KD? I’m excited for you to try again.

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(8 replies, posted in Our Train of Hope)

We are now on our 8th cycle total.  C did 7 cycles that were not successful. Attempts 6 and 7 were 2 IUIs each with the midwife and on Clomid.  We have a consult with a fertility clinic tomorrow.  We did blood draw this cycle for C as well and the numbers look good so I'm anxious to see what the RE recommends.

This month, I was on 50mg of Clomid and had my first month of TTC while we were waiting to get into the RE.  We switched donors, as we had ran out of 8843.  We did one at home insemination and one IUI with the midwife.  Now I wait.

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(12 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

This month my wife and I have switched it up while waiting to get her into the Fertility Clinic.
We switched donors and I am attempting to get pregnant this cycle.

I tracked my cycle more in depth last month than previously, and did my first inseminations last night and this morning. 

I generally have a 23-24 day cycle, but last month was a little different - most likely due to being in a different environment for work - and I had a 27 day cycle.

This month, I was on 50mg Clomid and I've been extremely bloated for about a week.  I started OPK testing on the 5th and got my peak yesterday morning at 6:30.  I had planned to do insemination at home at 18 hours past positive/peak OPK and then the IUI with our midwife at 36 hours.  We ended up doing the at home insem at 15 hours and I had a weird feeling about waiting for 36, since my peak tends to be rather short lived.  We decided to test again this morning, and my OPK was low so we went ahead and went to the midwife for the IUI this morning.

So, although I've been through this with my wife 7 times, I am officially in my first TWW.  I'm not good at being patient and waiting to test when it wasn't me, so I can only imagine how crazy this wait is going to be.  (I always asked her to start testing way too early!)

What are ways you ladies get through the TWW?

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(90 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

I feel like we need a new thread... This one is so long!

Hit peak this morning.  First insemination will be tonight (at home) and then we are doing the IUI tomorrow afternoon with the midwife. smile

The Clomid has made me SO bloated and crampy, I've sworn I was going to see AF anytime.  Luckily she stayed on track so far.  And maybe after this, she will just stay away!!

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(6 replies, posted in Pregnancy and Babies)

Congratulations!!

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(90 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

I’ll definitely keep you updated. Will you still be around on here when you’re not trying?
Also, Yogi gets induced tomorrow.

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(18 replies, posted in BFP Database)

Tripletmommy wrote:

I used clomid and donor 241R, which resulted in fraternal triplets! GBB. All healthy, even though they were born 2 months early. Just turned 1 on Sept. 1st!

Triplets?! Now I’m nervous! I’m doing a Clomid cycle with 241R this month. Tank should be arriving tomorrow. My wife and I decided to switch it up and try me with a new donor, so here it goes.

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(90 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

Ugh! I’ve been anxiously checking this today for the good news. So sorry!
We ran out of 8843 so we switched to 241R this cycle.

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(90 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

That’s awesome! Have you gotten your blood test results yet??
Our tank should be delivered Thursday for my first attempt. And we have an appointment with the IVF clinic for C mid month.

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(90 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

How’s it going?? Hoping silence is a good thing.

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(90 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

@reednakita what’s the word??!
I’ve been a little silent here since we are taking this month off basically.

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(90 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

We tried at home and then IUIs with the midwife because it was soooo much cheaper.  But I think after 7 cycles total, it's probably time to move on and get some answers.

As much as I hope that it is implantation bleeding, I'm less confident as her temp dropped even more today.  I haven't heard if it's in full force yet, but I haven't asked yet either.  She's usually so busy at work.

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(90 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

Today.  She definitely had more spotting last night and her temperature dropped again today.  I would be extremely shocked if I didn't hear by this afternoon that she has full-on started.

So we are taking off August from trying and going to look into getting a consultation with a fertility clinic.
And I may start TTC in September while we figure out what's going on with her.

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(90 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

I'm glad you are past the Femara!  C had some spotting on Friday, but then no sign of AF until this morning.  Her temperature dropped to the coverline and she's had more brown spotting today like she usually does right before she starts.  So I guess we still aren't 100% out, but most likely.

Now we just need to figure out what we want to do next cycle.  I'll be out of town for work, and this will be our 8th cycle.  We aren't really sure what to do.

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(90 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

Awesome.  I'm excited for it to work out for you!!  Feeling normal.. lol.  No good signs one way or the other.  HPTs all negative so far.

Our midwife can sign off, although we didn’t need her to. That may be a cheaper alternative.

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(90 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

Tonight at 6 and tomorrow morning at 8 is what is scheduled now that she has hit peak.  She strangely tested Low last night (after testing high for a couple of days) so we were a little thrown off by that but luckily tested peak this morning.  Hopefully it was just a weird fluke that would make us insem at the right time so we don't miss it.

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(90 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

Can't wait for you to get your BFP! This will be attempt #7 for us.  I knew it wouldn't be a quick, easy process but I thought by now we would have had some luck.

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(90 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

She is.  Just finished it up 2 nights ago.   We should be getting a positive (wishful thinking) when you're doing the insem.

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(90 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

We are. We have two vials left and just scheduled delivery for Friday. This has to work!

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(90 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

No worries.  Try, try again.  Eventually it will work out! This next cycle would be pretty perfect for the timing of telling our parents and the due date being in my birthday month.  So although it's not exciting to have to try again, at least there are still positives for each new cycle.

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(2 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

How did this work out for you??

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(90 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

Well all signs of AF are here, along with the beginning spotting. Temp dropped this morning. Ugh.

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(90 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

Well it sounds like maybe late / different could be good for you.  I'll definitely keep my fingers crossed!

We tested again last night, but we have decided we are not going to tonight.  We will wait until tomorrow morning or Saturday morning.  The excitement is unreal.

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(90 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

In my head, I wanted to wait until tomorrow which would be day 9.  But I'm thinking maybe Friday or Saturday.  Who knows.. lol. I get too excited.

Are you getting excited for your upcoming cycle?

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(90 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

So much for waiting. I mentioned it tonight so she took one. Obviously negative.

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(90 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

I’m struggling with this TWW. It’s been 7 days since the first IUI and I’m dying for her to test already. Obviously we are still waiting since testing now would be pointless. Hopefully another 3 days and then we can start.

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(1 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

A day or two tops. Depending on what date you requested shipping.

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(90 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

I hope so!!!

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(90 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

IUIs are done. Now we wait.

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(90 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

Thanks! I’m excited that the Clomid has had some effect on her. Makes me think it might work. I’m sure that sounds silly, but if she had no side effects I wondered if it was working. But the earlier surge makes me feel better.

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(90 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

She’s been fine! I’m pretty sure the night sweats she was having weren’t even related. She had a sinus infection and they seemed to have stopped shortly after she started feeling better.

She has been testing low on the CB OPK but went straight to peak this morning so we are scheduled for the IUI tonight and tomorrow morning. The earlier surge has to be due to the Clomid. She’s 2 days early.

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(17 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

@lesrmh: You are definitely supposed to open it and check everything as soon as you receive it.  It is still set to last up to 21 days but only guaranteed 7 after you receive it.  You can keep it past 7 days if you notify NW and pay the additional cost per day.  They just won't guarantee the motility, although many women have had to do this and haven't had any issues.  We actually ordered 4 vials one month, only ended up using 2 so we sent the other 2 back to storage.  They arrived still frozen at NW (we were staying in very close contact with them) and that would've been 9-10 days after we initially received the tank and opened it to inspect the vials.
Good luck with this cycle!! FX for you!

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(90 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

So Colleen determined that CD1 wasn't a strong enough CD1- so we are counting yesterday as CD1 - she will start Clomid on Saturday night.  I'm stoked to get to try something new... It's almost brought back all of the excitement from our first try again.  It's so easy to get discouraged.  We didn't change up our plan too much for the first 3 attempts.  Then we switched donors for #4.  Went to the Midwife for #5.  And now the Clomid along with 2 IUIs with the midwife.  Really hoping this does it!

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(90 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

@reednakita She's ordering the Clomid for us now.  No trigger shot though.

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(90 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

@reednakita Omg no way! My fingers and toes and my hair is all crossed for a boy lol.  But either will work.  First, we need to get pregnant lol.

I guess it sounds like she would do 3-7 as well based on a 27-28 day cycle.  Still no word from the midwife. hmm

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(90 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

I just emailed our midwife to see if she's comfortable with it for this cycle. Hopefully she will be good with it and write the prescription.  Today is CD2, so she would need to start taking it tomorrow. 

Due to ovulate around the 21st, so around that date.

7 kids? That's impressive!! Hopefully this 4th cycle for you will be the one!

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(90 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

@yogibaby PM sent.  Thanks!

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(90 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

Well, she started yesterday. 

We are planning to do 2 IUIs with the midwife this next cycle. 

@yogibaby We haven't talked about Clomid yet.  Is that something we would need to go to an actual doctor for?

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(90 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

This is true.  I do expect it to come on time (tomorrow) with all of her signs/symptoms but you never know.  I would just be concerned about such a late implantation if that's what's going on with the huge drop. I'll let you know tomorrow though!

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(90 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

All signs of AF have arrived as of yesterday along with a drop in temp today. hmm  Onto Cycle 6 I believe.

Still nothing from heyjude or myoung, huh?... I'm REALLY hoping they got good news and are just playing it safe and waiting to say anything.