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Reply by Babyblues26 » Jul. 28, 2012 11:59am

Thank you to all of you ladies for sharing your journeys with us! It's uplifting to know we are not alone in this journey. I too keep my fertile days from DH. I don't like to pressure him ;-). We have just been trying "naturally" (no charts, temps etc) since 11/19/2010. I pregnancy that ended at 12 weeks This past month I decided it was time to get serious (I'm 40) and start charting. The TWW was horrible and has lasted 3 weeks+ now. AF should have come on the 20th but she no showed! I finally tested today and did not get my BFP! Now I don't know what the heck to think. Ugh! According to every chart I had the big O on cd14. We BD'd on cd8 10 12 14 and 16 Then on cd27 I had so much ECM it was ridiculous. I've been moody, nauseous, had backaches, headaches everyday since cd18. I'm at a loss here! Just praying if it isn't this month AF will show fast so I can start the next charts. This cycle I'm going to start taking my prenatal vitamins again and start drinking green tea instead of coffee. Any other suggestions?

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Reply by essemkay » Jul. 28, 2012 2:57pm

Torontochick, glad I could help! :D

Welcome, Babyblues26!

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Reply by PerfectMatch » Jul. 28, 2012 4:28pm

Hello all!

Went to bed early last night but woke up two hours later. I'm sure just it is just my nerves. DH climb into bed and told what he would name our son...(wishful thinking) I smiled and feel back to sleep then all of a sudden I thought I was dreaming of having this horrible cramp and back ache, but when I woke up it wasn't a dream.

I grabbed DH's arm and he jumped up as if I was in labor....(just practicing). I had to go and laid down in my women cave because I was moaning a groaning for about and hour. I am hoping that it was my implantation since I am 7 dpo today. Glad that is over

Baby dust to all.....

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Me: 46DH: 54
Daughters 28 and 13 years old
Twin Stepsons 20 years old
July 2012: Our first month of seriously TTC using:
CD 2
~ OPK
~ Fertility Blend men and women
~ Maca Root
~ Royal Jelly
~ Preseed
and holding out from BD for 3 weeks since we are older

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Reply by torontochick » Jul. 30, 2012 3:00am

Good morning everyone... Happy Monday!

Is anyone planning on testing this week?

Swimmom, I saw you changed your ticker... did the find you?? Oh man, so sorry!!

I feel like I am out, too. Although I am only 8dpo on CTP, according to FF I am already 11dpo. Since my LP typically is only 11 days that would mean that the is at the gate...

http://www.fertilityfriend.com/ttc/index.php?d=2012-06-21

I have been having faint cramping, a bit more this morning before I got up. My temps are down and my boobs are not sore at all. For me, all signs for a big fat negative. Le sigh.

I am planning not to test until Wednesday or Thursday. If FF is right, then AF would show before I poas. We'll see. I am disappointed to say the least. :(

Hope EOE is doing ok.

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13 unsuccessful cycles TTC
IVF #3:
u/s 8w2d: bean stopped growing, no hb , 06/21 D&C
IVF #4 BFP - it's a girl!
06-03-2013 Fiona Isabel was born

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Reply by essemkay » Jul. 30, 2012 9:51am

I think I may test on Wednesday. I am 10dpo today. I have had no symptoms, but I never have had any during the 2ww, even when I was pregnant, and I haven't even had any PMS symptoms since AF resumed a couple of months ago. Regardless, I very much doubt I'm pregnant and if I'm not, I'm hoping AF will appear by Wednesday so I can go in and get my AFC done on Friday this week. Otherwise I have to wait for another month. Since we all know what an absolute witch Ms. Flo is, I'm sure she'll refuse to cooperate just to be ornery.

torontochick, I can't see your chart, it wants me to log in (I swear I have a FF account, but can't seem to remember the password and I'm too lazy to retrieve it just now) -- since I have no idea how to interpret those charts anyway it's just as well. Hope you're wrong and no news is good news! :D

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Reply by torontochick » Jul. 30, 2012 9:59am

Essemkay... Crossing my fingers for you that the witch stays away!! I am expecting her to show within the next couple of days unless my temps go up tomorrow and that would be a miracle...

I guess I posted the wrong link to my account rather than the page I can share. So let me try this again:

My Ovulation Chart

I also have a chart here on CTP, which puts me at only 8dpo and in this case there would be still some hope...

How is everyone else??

xo

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Reply by PerfectMatch » Jul. 30, 2012 10:41am

Good morning ladies!

I have been chanting "witch witch stay away rear your ugly head in May" :) Boy the weekend was kinda rough for me. Woke up on Thursday and Saturday with major heartburn, I never had it before and I was on my way till the ER till DH told me to sit up and it went away...boy that was painful.

I am 9 dpo and tested yesterday and got a BFN so I decided to wait until the 7th to retest. I still have that constant burning pressure and my old "C" is sensitive to the touch.

If I'm not PG I don't know what is going on. I have never cramp with my AF and only had pain for one day when I ovulate...and I am still burping alot....Anywho Wish you ladies luck and I will chant for you as well




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Me: 46DH: 54
Daughters 28 and 13 years old
Twin Stepsons 20 years old
July 2012: Our first month of seriously TTC using:
CD 2
~ OPK
~ Fertility Blend men and women
~ Maca Root
~ Royal Jelly
~ Preseed
and holding out from BD for 3 weeks since we are older

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Reply by pixandpoetry » Jul. 30, 2012 11:20am

I am crossing my fingers for all of thou that the witch does not rear her ugly head!! I am on cd14 and should be ovulating any second (I hope). Have been using OPK's and they get darker every day. I'm figuring tomorrow for sure, which is about par for the course. Been bd'ing like crazy anyways, as it's always better to be safe than sorry.

Still taking the Pregnitude that my doctor recommended and prenatal vitamins of course. Also using preseed and the softcups that some people have recommended. I'm hoping this is the month!! For us and many of you all as well! Feeling very optimistic, and hope that we all have BFPs very soon!

Keep posting everyone, It's so nice to know that we are not alone in this process!


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Reply by torontochick » Jul. 30, 2012 2:17pm

Perfectmatch... Hopefully the witch will stay away! Strange thing about the heartburn and the burping. I am not sure this is pregnancy related this early in the game...? Long wait until the 7th... sigh!

Pix... Good luck!! BTW... looked up the Pregnitude - it the same as the Italian Inofolic. It contains folic acid and myo-inositol. Both are also part of my supps regimen. Folic acid is a must anyway and the myo-inositol is supposed to improve egg quality.



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Reply by essemkay » Jul. 30, 2012 7:44pm

Grrrr.

I spoke too soon. No need for me to be testing on Wednesday since AF has arrived. Boo.

So I can definitely get my AFC done before we leave for vacation. However, if she was going to come so early, if only she'd come yesterday so I could have the AFC done before July 31st so it was in this insurance year (my insurance doesn't pay for any kind of fertility treatment, but it does cover diagnostics after I've hit my deductible). Unfortunately, she's both not early enough AND two days too early, so I won't be able to do the saline sonogram this cycle since I'll be out of town for CD5-12, which is when it needs to be done. So I might as well wait to do the AFC next month with the saline sonogram. Both of which mean there goes any chance of doing any meds in September -- that plan is all dashed to hell. Looks like October will be the soonest. Double and triple boo.

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Reply by Swimmom » Jul. 31, 2012 12:57am

Hey ladies...AF came hard and strong today....started spotting yesturday, but was hoping late implantation....nope....I really really really thought i was pregnant this time...boobs were so sore and they are never sore! Sending my chart to my dr. tomorrow to see what he wants to do next. I am hoping for and hsg to check if my tubes are open. I have been ovulating according to opk and we are bding at all the right times...I keep praying for God's timing so I need to be more patient, I am not going to order anymore tests online....I'm really not, I know no one believes me but i'm not.... I think I'm tested out....I'm seriouslyl going to wait this time...I always O on cd 14, 15, or 16 so I'm only going to opk those days instead of 10-16..that should cut down for me since i was testing 3 times a day....lol...Oh ladies I was praying for someone at least one more BFP this month!!!! Praying for you all...I've taken a hit, but I'll be back up tomorrow. xoxoxo

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Reply by torontochick » Jul. 31, 2012 1:52am

So sorry to hear that the witch showed up, essemkay and swimmom... :(
Double boo about the fact that you can't use your insurance for the tests now, essem. This is just unfair. What meds were you planning on? Did you think about low-FSH stims and a HCG trigger and then bd or IUI? I've been thinking about this possibility, too, since I produce very few eggs with IVF... I have to talk to my RE.

Swimmom, I hope your doc has some answers and comes back with a plan for you.

AFM: I am joining your club. Although the witch is not here yet, I know she is imminent. I most definitely do not need to test. I know my body too well. All signs point to BFN. I know it's going to be tomorrow or Thursday, without the progesterone, she would have likely arrived today. LE SIGH.

I am pretty down about it. But I will call the REs office and see if I can schedule an appt. to talk about my last attempt at IVF with my own eggs...

hugs,
Claudia


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Reply by leeanne72 » Jul. 31, 2012 7:08am

Hey all Iam 40 and just had a post tubal ligation reversal in June ... was a success but due to age the % of conceiving is only 50%....so this is our first month of ttc...Iam all hyped up and anxious at the same time...Iam now 3dpo..i think! but not sure....and i feel a bit crampy could it possibly be? I will let you know.


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Reply by torontochick » Jul. 31, 2012 8:02am

Leeanne... welcome to our group!! I guess you mean a 5% chance?

babydust!

Claudia

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13 unsuccessful cycles TTC
IVF #3:
u/s 8w2d: bean stopped growing, no hb , 06/21 D&C
IVF #4 BFP - it's a girl!
06-03-2013 Fiona Isabel was born

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Reply by essemkay » Jul. 31, 2012 9:04am

torontochick, I discussed doing gonal-f or follistim with a trigger shot and TI with the RE. He was really pushing for IUI, but since I don't think I can get my husband to agree to IUI, especially at $1,600 a shot plus meds for a 8-12% chance, he said we can try that. Actually, I suggested femara and a trigger shot, but he said he really doesn't like it for old, ovulating women like me (he didn't use those words LOL - he said he only likes it for overweight women, young women who don't ovulate and women with PCOS) and for me, he suggests adding FSH instead of tricking my body into producing it. I was sort of hoping he'd suggest menopur, because I have lots of that left over - although it's all expired, but he said I responded too well to that and he doesn't think it's a good fit for IUI for me. I may be able to talk him into a lower dose.

It's so frustrating to already be up against the clock and then have to wait more. Darn bad timing!

I also think I'm going to give up on the opks this month. I already know that I ovulate and when. I think it stresses my husband out to see the little strips, so this month I'm just going to coincidentally help the mood along on the days I know are best. I also have some old expired progesterone, maybe I'll throw some of that up there and see if I can get this stupid short luteal phase to 12 days at least. :D

Welcome, leeanne72! Fifty percent is FABULOUS odds! Good luck!!

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Reply by shanessa91 » Jul. 31, 2012 9:06am

Hello ladies. I am 41 and on cd3. I have one DS and my DH and I have been ttc#2 for a few years now. We have done two IVF cycles, both times resulting in Chem pregnancy. I am going for a FET this cycle. The IVF cycles take so much out of me. If the FET is not successful we will revert back to trying naturally. I decided to start posting this cycle becuase it is alot easier to "talk" with other ladies going through the nightmare of ttc. I am an obsessor. My DH has taken the approach of it will happen if it was meant to be. True, but I need to analyze every second of it "happening". LOL
Vanessa

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Reply by pixandpoetry » Jul. 31, 2012 10:14am

Welcome Leeanne and Shaneesa! You've come to the right place for moral support! We all understand the ups and downs and it really does help to commiserate.

I finally got a positive dark opk this morning! And we have been bd'ing as suggested. Will continue tonight and for the next two days. I'm hoping this will be our month. Good luck to everyone for next month. Sorry about the Swimmom, Essemkay, and Toronto....but your times will come....



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Reply by torontochick » Jul. 31, 2012 10:58am

Welcome Vanessa!

Essemkay... Follistim and timed IC seems like a very smart approach, particularly if DH's swimmers are still perfect. I have actually read a number or articles that speak about the advantages of exactly this kind of "protocol" for older women.

I've already progressed much further this afternoon as I thought I would. I had called the clinic this morning and they didn't really wanted to give me a late-afternoon appointment (they reserve those for new patients) and their opening hours are very inconvenient for the working people among us. So finally she agreed to talk to the RE and he called me back this afternoon. In a brief call we discussed everything like protocol, meds and start... I asked him to try an EPP antagonist instead of BCP and long lupron. He agreed. He is going to send me the plan and the prescription and all I have to do is order my meds and wait for my next ovulation. Then count the days, start with the patches and there we go... If all goes well, I should start stimming around Aug 30!

Even though I am depressed about my BFP, this gives me new hope. However, DBF will be hurting as it's his money we are spending and I think it may bother him more than he is willing to admit. I know he would love a biological child but it comes at a high price...

xo

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Reply by essemkay » Jul. 31, 2012 12:50pm

Wow, that's so exciting, torontochick! Good luck!!! Please keep us informed of how it goes. I've heard that a lot of people are having great success with the EPP.

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Reply by angel197088 » Jul. 31, 2012 2:52pm

Haven't really had time to completely read through atm to catch up been busy with getting ready for our vacation and planning son's grad party.

Essemkay and swimmom- so sorry to hear about the witch rearing her ugly head :( will continue to keep y'all in my prayers.

Toronto-sorry to hear about your BFN :( But your treatment plan sounds exciting. will have you in my prayers that this works for you

Welcome to the new ladies joining us, glad to have more on this journey with us :)

AFM- I am completely confused, and not sure whether I am seeing things or what, but I have been really nauseous for the last several days, monitor has been at high for 5 days now (no peak) and my temps are all over the place. thought I just had a tummy bug or something, but today out of curiousity I used my only hpt that I have here, and I swear I am seeing a faint second line. If y'all remember AF showed early on the 19th but was light and spotty for about 3 days. if this is my BFP, I have no clue when ????? plz if y'all could take a peek and tell me if I am losing it and seeing things???

http://www.countdowntopregnancy.com/pregnancy-test-gallery/my-pregnancy-test42032

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