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Anyone late 30's and up trying to conceive again? :) Pt.2 - Page 3

Reply by mama_belle3 » May. 11, 2012 6:23pm

Hi everyone,

I've been reading this thread but not replying for awhile now. My pregnancy made it to 5 weeks 3 days but it wasn't meant to be. I'm mc. I'm trying to stay positive and focus on how fortunate I am but I lose it occasionally. I know many of you have been here before - it's comforting to share this with others that understand the pain and challenges we face.

I'm sure my cycle will be off for at least a month but at some point we'll be back to ttc. Rooting for each of you!!

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Reply by MountainMama » May. 11, 2012 7:01pm

Ladies of Fine Wine Vintage,

Sorry to drop off the face of the earth after AF showed up. I haven't even had a chance to review the messages and we are on page 3 now.

I am doing well, busy, but still mourning last cycle a little bit. Work has sent me all over the US since last I wrote also, whch has cut into my time even for email.

I will send some personals once I am caught up over the weekend. I hope and trust we have had many sticky beans, BFPs and happy/healthy pregnancies. I miss you all.

MM

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Reply by esperanza » May. 12, 2012 10:57am

dear MM and mama_belle, so sorry to hear sad news :(
yes,mamabelle, many of us have been there...and we do understand all the pain...

afm: temps dropped this morning and I am waiting af to show tomorrow but more likely she/the witch would make her appearance on mother's day
after I took temps today early and realized that this another unsuccessful cycle I fall asleep again and saw a dream...Two of my beloved women who are no longer with us here in this world :( came to me in my dream and my mom was telling my grandma how hard all this ttc is on me and asking if I should stop, she asked "How long she would do it to herself and suffer trying to pursue that baby dream?" and my grandma said to her in my dream "As Long As It Takes, as long as it takes..."
and I waked up at that moment still hearing those words in my head-as long as it takes
so, I think finally after mc I got some inner peace and I am able to face any adversity on a rocky ttc road
I d beleieve our baby is coming to us but it takes some time
and I will be patient as long as it takes

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Reply by Wantbaby # 2 » May. 12, 2012 2:34pm

Hello ladies wanted to send a HAPPY MOTHERS DAY to everyone. We are all on the same journey and one day we will all get our BFP's. Sorry to those that have had losses. Asf still waiting to ovulate and thinking about trying the pinapple core this cycle hopefully it works out if not have a doctors appointment next month with a new RE.

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Reply by angel197088 » May. 12, 2012 10:26pm

Thank y'all for the thoughts and hugs, they are greatly appreciated. Mothers day tends to be a rough day for me, due to my mama passing several yrs ago. So I just kind of try to brush it off, as just another day. But last year our little guy made it into this world just in time to be my most precious gift of all. Was kind of thinking heck a BFP sure would be another nice gift, buy that's just the way it goes.

To MM & mama_belle, I am soooo sorry for your losses, it is very hard. what i tell my kids, and it helps me a bit as well, is that God gave us one of his little angels to carry and love for just a little while, and then he needed them back. so our little angels are in heaven now helping God.

I did just get a CB monitor to try, bbt, charting but just going to go with the flow and see what happens. I have figured out that i most certainly can't let hubby know the dates of my fertility until after or he just puts to much pressure on himself and forget it. 3 CP is enough for me, I would rather just wait for AF (which was my intention this past mth) before testing, but I broke down and tested early. So I have given hubby all my tests to hold onto until I am officially late and temps indicate the possibility before testing, so I don't get my hopes up again.

Happy Mothers Day to all!!! And God Bless Y'all!!! May he let this be our month <3




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Reply by torontochick » May. 14, 2012 9:09am

Hi Ladies,

so sorry to hear about the sad news mama_belle, MountainMama and angel...

Sorry for "disappearing" - it wasn't even intended... I just forgot to turn on the "Notify Me" button and then I got so absorbed into an IVF forum that I just didn't get to checking in with you all.

There was not so much report anyway. I had 5 follicles at retrieval, four eggs were retrieved and three fertilised. I had hoped for more follicles, but I was happy about a transfer of the three embies, one of them supposedly top grade. In my other two cycles, I had only one embie left for transfer.

Today I am 6dp3dt that is 9dpo. I am absolutely terrified to POAS and decided that I will wait until Thursday to get a more reliable results. I can't say anything about symptoms. My boobs are very sore, but this is from the meds. I haven't had any implantation spotting but was told that it's rather the minority of women who experience that.

For the first time I don't have hope like I did in all past 12 TTC cycles. I am just terrified to see another BFN.

to all the preggo ladies who keep checking in.

Hugs,
Claudia

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Reply by airiesing » May. 14, 2012 1:56pm

Hey ladies, just checkin' in. I was completely wiped out yesterday & did as little as possible! DD's 3rd birthday party was on Saturday, that combined with my currently 24-hour a day nausea......I left the couch/bed as little as possible yesterday. Thankfully, the hubby was pretty good about minding things while I was out of it.

Today marks 10weeks and just passed the point where we found out about the missed mc last time, so I'm feeling a sense of relief this week. We've started telling a few close friends but are opting to wait until our 12 week scan to tell the family. We had said we would wait to tell everyone but reality is that "something" could happen at anytime & I've been so sick lately that the people we see on a regular basis were starting to ask questions!!

Got to see the heart beat again on Friday! I thought I wouldn't get to because the MW said it was too early to hear via the doppler but at the last minute she said let's try the ultrasound machine. OK! She was not the most mechanically inclined & had to call the doctor in...MAN! He pressed down so hard I think he shifted a few innards!! (1st external) I still felt it the next day! but we saw it & he said everything looks "perfectly normal"! and since my birthday was Thurs, that was a pretty good gift!!

anyway, I'm rambling...

To those ladies who have recently lost, a couple of whom I've spoken with. You know you are always in my prayers & a kindred sister.

To those still waiting, there's life in us old girls yet!!! (speaking from my now 42yr old self) thinkin' lot's of (baby) dusty thoughts for ya!!!

Later ladies!
Erika

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08/11 mc 9.5 weeks. Lost heartbeat, growth stopped 7.5 weeks d&c 11weeks
02/12 chemical pg 4 weeks + 4 (surprise pg)
04/12 BFP!! EDD 12/09/12 PLEASE GOD! PRAISE GOD!!
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Reply by mama_belle3 » May. 14, 2012 2:35pm

Hi ladies,

MM: I'm sorry for your loss. I hope you get back to your home base soon for some much deserved r & r.

Toronto: Wow, it sounds like you have had a lot going on. I'll be praying for you and thinking of you on Thursday, good luck!

Angel: I'd rather wait for AF too but sometimes the curiousity gets the best of us. I have zero tests in the house, and don't plan on buying any unless AF is late. Good luck!

Air: Great hearing from you on both sites.I'm glad the party went well and your hubby took care of things so you could rest. 10 weeks down. Keep in touch, I enjoy the updates.

AFM: I took today off. I had to go in for blood work and an ultrasound - was there for three hours (mostly waiting).The us showed nothing out of the ordinary, and I got the feeling they were questioning whether a hpt showed a BFP. I told the doctor and the mid-wife that I took three tests and each time I got a BFP. My hcg level was 165 on Friday. I hear that that is low. I am not sure what it was today but because the us technician and the doctor couldn't see anything with the us, they encouraged me to get the blood work done since I was contemplating leaving without it. I should know the results tomorrow.



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Reply by hopefulat40 » May. 14, 2012 2:45pm

Hi Ladies!!! :)

Airiesing...Yipppee!! :) I love to hear the 10 week mark for you!

Toronto...Wow! Three? I am so excited for you! Come on baby!!

Mamabelle...fingers crossed and will keep you in my heart!

Wantababy...Pineapple...Stick baby! :) Keep us informed.

Esperanza...I so dislike the old witch...next month is your month! :)

Angel..love the idea of hiding the tests...with your bbt, you won't even need them! If your temp stays up, you know! :)

All is well here, CD9..o this week, so I plan to love madly...I'd like to have a pregnant belly this month! :) Had a birthday along side mother's day on Sunday...all the sweeter - so all I asked for was a fertilzed egg! ;) LOL...

Baby dust, good vibes and lots of strength to you all!

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Reply by mama_belle3 » May. 14, 2012 9:19pm

Hi everyone,

Happy belated birthday, hopeful! Yay for May birthdays!

My doctor called to see how I was doing. I missed the call, I fell asleep on my two year old's floor (little guy can't fall asleep on his own ). I guess my hcg level confirmed a miscarriage. I'll be waiting to get back on track, I know that it took a month and a half back in November - so who knows what to expect. I'll be on the sidelines rooting for each of you though ...

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Reply by angel197088 » May. 14, 2012 9:50pm

Oh my it was good to see some good news, so glad that y'all are doing well.

and to those with losses or still waiting, you continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

May is a busy mth for us so kind of nuts around here, lil guy turned 1 on the 2nd, our daughter turns 14 on the 18th, and our other son turns 16 on the 30th. Plus our 19yr old graduates on the 31st. Got to squeeze in some bd'ing somewheres, lol

Other than a bit of depression yesterday (mothers day) it was a good day, between hubby and the kids, and my son's gf i was spoiled rotten. wasn't even allowed to get out of bed to do anything, got served my meals, coffee, and watched movies with lots of hugs, kisses and cuddles.

hang in there ladies, us spring chickens can do this :)




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Reply by torontochick » May. 15, 2012 3:51pm

Airiesing... 10 weeks â?? what a milestone. First trimester scan is around the corner. Boy, time is flying!

Ma Belle... I remember the times I spent on my sons floor when he was that age... So sorry about the m/c, though. It's always heartbreaking. :hug:

Hopefulat40... Yes, this time I had three embies for transfer. Last two times I had only one left. However, it was a 3-day transfer and only one of the three looked really good. In the US, clinics would transfer even more embies for over-40s (if they are available) as the risk or chance of multiples is extremely low at this age. I can only pray that one of them made it.

Wantbaby2... Did you do an IVF cycle?

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Reply by Wantbaby # 2 » May. 15, 2012 7:23pm

@torontochick, no we are doing timed intercourse I read on a website that you start taking the core for 5 days beginning with the first day of ovulation.













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Reply by DestinyStarr » May. 16, 2012 9:57am

Hello Ladies!!

Hope everyone is well! Sorry to read about the recent losses you all are in my thoughts.

I still lurk from time to time, I hope yall don't mind.

@wantababy -- I did the pineapple core. I wasn't tracking so I just started the day after I thought I O'd (which, in retrospect I believe was the exact day I O'd lol) and then three times after that. I forgot the 5th day. I don't know if it was what did the trick, because I was also taking baby aspirin and vit B complex -- but I am now 16 weeks with a very active little baby.
So it is definitely worth a try.


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Reply by torontochick » May. 17, 2012 8:16am

Hi ladies...
Here comes Thursday... I am 9 days post a 3-day embie transfer. Technically this qualifies as 12 dpo.

Woke up this morning at 5:30 am (!) even though this is my first day of vacation and I should have slept until 9:00 am... I went to the bathroom, because I could not hold it anymore. I wasn't sure about testing, so I didn't. But then I could not go back to sleep, I was tossing and turning. At 7:15 am I decided I would do it but it looked like a blaring BFN. I had to take it apart and scrutinise it in the bright bathroom light and figures that there was some kind of a "shadow". A real squinter. Only believers would see it is there. I took pics and if I hold the camera in a certain angle, I can see a shadow of a line. I took them within the cut off time frame. But on my computer, I can't see the line, only a light speck at the bottom were the "line" should be.

http://www.countdowntopregnancy.com/pregnancy-test-gallery/my-pregnancy-test25772

You must think I am crazy that I can see something, as there seems to be nothing. If I inverse it on my computer, you can see a light shadow where the line should be. Or I am just willing it to be there... sigh.

If this is going to be another BFN, I really don't know where to go from here. :(



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Reply by mommymayer » May. 17, 2012 9:09am

Hi everyone...sorry to hear about all the losses. :(

Those still waiting for the positive, hang in there!

Thought this last cycle was our month, but unfortunately AF showed herself earlier in the week. :(

We are going to gear up to try again in the next weeks! Positive, positive! I looked at what days would be my most fertile and it also shows the due date....lost my mom 14 years ago to breast cancer and miss her every day. My due date would be her birthday....strange and very exciting. Maybe there was a reason for waiting :)

Thinking about trying the pineapple core too.

Love to all and keep the faith!!

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Reply by esperanza » May. 17, 2012 9:34am

first of all, to torontochick!!!
I do see a line, it is faint but it is PINK so

I am glad to hear that our "graduates" our preg ladies are doing great!!! keep it it this way and keep stopping be, you are our inspiration

mommymayer, sorry to hear about AF ...but you are right -it might be a reason for it, it might be that next month is supposed to be your month

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Reply by torontochick » May. 17, 2012 10:50am

Hi Esperanza...
thanks for all the good wishes, but I do not see it quite yet... the BFP I mean. I am mean those tests are not meant to be taken apart and inversed in order to see a BFP, right? If it's THAT faint, my HCG must be something like 9 or 10.
It is killing me though and I decided that I will try to see if I can get a beta at my regular gynos office tomorrow morning. If there is any hgc in my system it should show up in my blood.
We are leaving for our 1-week trip to Spain tomorrow and I would rather not spend it with suppositories and no red wine for dinner if there is nothing.

I think we will have internet at the apartment so I will check back once there.

Hugs to all...

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Reply by Wantbaby # 2 » May. 17, 2012 11:42am

@torontochick Congrats!!! I can see a line without having to invert it.

@DestinyStarr Congrats!!! I am going to definitely give it a try you are giving me hope that it can work for me.

Sorry to those who have had lost and BFN

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Reply by angel197088 » May. 18, 2012 12:21am

@Toronto- hun I see a second faint pink line there, and that's w/o using any of the tools. the greyscale and invert to make it more visible, but I'm pretty sure I'm seeing something there :)

Good Luck I so hope this it for you :)

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