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Reply by armywife52910 » May. 9, 2012 7:05pm

Thanks Krunchie! That gives me hope for sure :) I thought I was preggers last month and still wasnt convinced that I wasnt after my AF started then. Hmmm did you have a "normal" AF when you were 1st pregnant? I have heard of it even though its not as common.

Im so glad to have girls to share this with. Thanks for everyone's input and stories


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Reply by bumblebaby8808 » May. 9, 2012 7:34pm

Hey Everyone!!

My names Alicia and DH is Patrick. We are both 28. We have two fur-babies, Payton (10) and Diamond (4). Both yellow labs and without them I don't think I would survive the evils of unexplained infertility!

We got married in August of 2008 and I was on BCP on and off for the first year of married life. Then went off them in August 2009 when we were NTNP. Officially had "the talk" in March of 2009 and have been actively TTC ever since. No real pregnancies to speak of. One HCG surge or whatever my gyno wants to call it. I personally believe I was pregnant and it ended in a chemical pregnancy, that was January 2012. We finally were able to have our first appointment at the fertility clinic near us on January 30th, 2012 where we got a whole new plan of action! I found on on February 29th that I OFFICIALLY have PCOS. It had been speculated but nobody though to look close enough in the million ultrasounds I had over the past few years.

We are currently on our second IUI cycle, our first being this past March. The first one went off without a hitch, except I didn't conceive. This one, not so much. But after two rounds of clomid in the same cycle I finally had my second IUI this morning and hoping for a BFP in 2 weeks!

Good Luck to all! I wanted to respond to everyone but I am exhausted and have been fighting back a headache all night.

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Reply by lizamartin » May. 9, 2012 7:43pm

Gummy ans Army wife....with my first pregnancy I had horrible AF like cramps!!! I wen out and bought tampons 3 days before my BFP!!! Good luck!!!!!!!


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Reply by krunchie29 » May. 9, 2012 11:14pm

bumble - all body parts are crossed for you for two weeks time!! BFP for you and appointment for me!!!

Armywife, my cycles are different each month, as in amount, length, pain etc. the bleeding i had when i was preg was quite light and short and early but it wasnt out of the ordinary totally. but when i got it confirmed with my doc i mentioned the bleeding as it can signify ectopic and he arranged a 6 week scan instad of 8 weeks but i didnt get that far and was in emergency at 5 weeks. had to have an internal scan at the emergency room as external scan didnt show anything. next time i am preg, i have discussed with my normal doctor that i can get multiple early blood tests to ensure the levels are going up properly and early scans to ensure its not in the tube again. but that might change with what ever the specialist says.


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Reply by Sydnee's Momma » May. 10, 2012 12:02am

Hello my fabulous BYOB ladies! And a BIG welcome to all the new ladies! I've been following this thread for a year now and it's brought me lots of comfort!

My name is Nicole, I'm 32 & dh is 35.
We've been married since Aug. 08
I am a Massage Therapist and I specialize in Prenatal, Labor & Postpartum massage, so I'm around pg woman all the time. It can be bittersweet at times.
We had my dd in Sept. 09'.
We were ntnp as of Feb. 11', and started actively ttc in May '11. Found out I was pg in July and Sept 27th at my 12 week appt, found out I lost our lil' one. :-(

It took 4 months for me to finally "finish" my m/c after my D&C. Uhg! Then another 3 months to get a "normal" cycle, and now I am finally ttc this cycle! Soo excited!!! I am 2 dpo. Just knowing I'm finally in my 2ww makes me all giddy and excited! :-)


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Reply by quirkmomhopes » May. 10, 2012 7:29am

Nicole and Bumble: fingers crossed you caught that eggy!!

Army wife: I have had what seemed to be normal AF every month and on time. It is a tiny bit lighter but nothing that made me decide to test.... It wasnt until I was in the hospital and getting an ultrasound when I found out I was 18 weeks! So its definately possible but from what I have been reading not common at all!

Krunchie: Definately was the best suprise ever!! I feel dumb for trying so hard for the past few months when I could have been enjoying my pregnancy (had I known lol) Hoping your appointment atleast gets you a plan to get that baby!!

Gummy Bear: Fingers crossed u get you BFP in a few days!!

Snow: Good luck!!! Let us know if you get that BFP!!!!

Tessa: Welcome to the thread!

Tricia: Hoping you are able to get preggo right away!! good luck!!

Abc: I really should have been on the look out! I am a twin and my mom got AF for the first 5 months of a 7 month pregnancy with us! I dont think I have even gotten my head around the fact that Im halfway threw! haha. Fingers crossed the witch stays away this weekend!!

Thats as far as it will let me scroll back haha... well im just leaving now for my drs appointment... hoping I get this things straightened out and baby is healthy..thank god I started taking pre natals when I started TTC!!!


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Reply by betsyf777 » May. 10, 2012 8:22am

Hello ladies!

My name is Betsy. I am 35, DH is 32.
We've been together 11 years, married 8.
He is a police officer and I am and admin assistant.
We are in Indiana.
I have one DS who is 16 from my first marriage.

We have been doing some combination of NTNP&TTC for this cycle, so I am a newbie... Just learned about CP a couple of weeks ago! (I say NTNP&TTC because my husband doesn't want it to feel like work so I am taking folic acid, cutting out alcohol and back on caffeine and tracking O by days and CP and we BD EOD, but no one has yet picked up an OPK or basal thermometer. DEFINITELY no fertility testing yet, but it would be too early anyway.)

I had a Dr. appt for annual exam and Pap on Tuesday and discussed plans/concerns with her. She explained that I am high risk because of my age and the age of my eggs, but that BCP may have preserved them somewhat and I am in excellent shape physically to get pregnant. HOWEVER, I had a cone biopsy done years ago, so I will be in every 2 weeks to measure cervial length, should I get to be pregnant and that puts me at even higher risk. ALSO, since I am newly off BCP and over 35, I am at a higher risk for multiples (most likely twins).

SO, I am 9-10DPO and CD23 and, if I get a BFP, it could be a wild ride!

Hope it is cool if I keep coming here and that I didn't dump too much info on you at once...

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Reply by tessa83 » May. 10, 2012 8:31am

thank you for the welcome and and to all. hopefully we all get our soonn


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Reply by GummyBear » May. 10, 2012 10:54am

Welcome to the new ladies and hello to the rest!

So yesterday I mention I had some cramps in the late morning that only lasted about 30 mins. Well, around 6:30 pm after I went to the bathroom I noticed about a quarter sized spot of pink blood. I thought this might be early spotting for AF and just shrugged it off. Since then I have had nothing. I am now 8-9dpo and I think this may have been IB. Have any of you had experience with IB?

Man, this cycle is giving me so much hope. I really hope this will be the one that works and sticks around for 9, healthy months. FX's.


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Reply by Expecting2Expect » May. 10, 2012 12:38pm

Hi ladies!!

I apologize I am at home with a sick nephew so I dont really have much time to reply, usually I would go through and take notes, but today I only had time to read! I will try to respond to everyone later!

Whoever asked (there were a couple of you) if you could have af cramping and then get a bfp: YES! Before all 3 of my bfps I had af cramping... would have sworn af was coming, and the cramping continued for a week or so after my bfp too.. so no worries, af cramping doesnt mean you're out of the running!

To all the new ladies - Welcome to the thread! This is such an amazing a supportive group of ladies I am sure you will all love it here!! We are so glad to have more ladies to chat with - if any of the newbies have any questions feel free to ask, nothing is tmi, and between all of us someone is sure to have an answer for you! Wishing you all & lots of

Jess - Yay for IB!!!!

Jenn - So excited for your apt today.... how did it go??

bumble - Woohoo for your 2nd iui!! Hope it worked!!

Will try to respond to everyone else later! Hope everyone is doing great though!!
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Reply by ellekayejaye » May. 10, 2012 1:24pm

Hi everyone!

Not much to say really, CD17 and I think I have a + OPK. Well it's much darker than yesterdays test so I know some surge is going on haha!

last night and am planning to again tomorrow. That egg's not getting away from me easily lol

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Reply by lizamartin » May. 10, 2012 1:36pm

Hey Ladies!!
Hope you are all having a great day!! Ok so with my first daughter I was on bed rest for 2 months due to shortening cevix and pre term labor. I went into labor at 23 weeks but was able to stay pregnant until 32 weeks! She is now absolutely perfect, happy, and healthy! I knew going into my 2nd pregnancy I would be high risk again. After a lot of prayer and planning with my high risk dr and ob, we decided we were ready to start the crazy journey! Like I said in my earlier post we have been trying for 3 months and I have been using OPKs and BBT. I have noticed that i ovulate irregulaly. My body seems to attempt to ovulate on CD 16 &17 but isnt able to and gears up and O's around CD 20-21. However this cycle was cd 23-24. I am not used to such irregular cycles! My obgyn says Clomid would help regulate my ovulation, but will not put me on it due to the risk of multiples. And with my weak/short cervix and irritable uterus that would not be good! I guess I am just frustrated! Sorry I am rambling but i just need to vent! My sister and law and 3 best friends are all pregnant and I am sooo happy for them but get a little jealous:( I am so thankful to have all you wonderful ladies who understand!! Thanks for listening! Any advice or words of wisdom are great:)


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Reply by abc123 » May. 10, 2012 3:43pm

Hi all!

Happy Thursday to you! Happy BD'ing, happy testing, happy cycles!

Liza - hoping the Clomid works for you. I'm not familiar with any of these 'fertility' treatments, but this sounds by your post like it could be what will regulate you! Hoping you get your BFP with no complications this time around!!!

Elle - Happy BDING!!

Joy - Seems your little nephew keeps getting sick poor guy. Hope he's well soon, and I'm excited to keep hearing about your apts! When is your u/s again? less than a week by now? I had AF cramping yesterday, but ZERO today...which is abnormal for me this stage in my cycle.

Gummybear - I thought last month was IB - I did a lot of research, and asked a lot on this site, and all I kept getting was "it's not that common" but I think it could be, and it just goes unnoticed a lot. Especially this stage in the game for your cycle, sounds promising! for you! Good luck!

Welcome, Betsy! Hoping you get a BFP and it's a smooth ride

Jenn - thank you! Looks like those 'AF' cramps are gone..which could be a good sign? I normally am really crampy by now in my cycle.

Nicole - hope you get your BFP soon! So sorry for all you've been through....I can't imagine what you and most of the women on this site have gone through. You are awesome - keep your chin up!

Amber - Nice talking to you yesterday! Glad we can swap symptoms and stories. Glad you came on board with us

AFM - I mentioned my AF type cramps are gone. Normally, I'm very crampy 2-3 days before my period comes...I had a fell twinges/pulling yesterday, but none today so far, and CM yesterday and today..which isn't normal. Is extra/ CM at all a pretty common symptom?

Sort of aside from TTC, I found a new company to work through! Nothing for certain yet, but at the current moment, I have absolutely NO benefits at work - insurance, time off, nothing. This company offers full med/dental/vision from day 1, and I can add my DH for 50% premium paid, and I'd get 2 weeks paid vacation, paid holidays, and 1 week paid sick time. The best part of this is I'd have maternity time off if I do get a BFP, and, finally, medical insurance. I'd still be working at Microsoft, but through a different vending compnay. So, with that, I'm at least hopeful that if I don't get a BFP this month, that I will have insurance when the time does come! As of now, I'd end up paying all of my doctors visits and hospital bills out of pocket. So, if I wait a little longer, I'd be covered.

Anyway, of course I'm super hoping but I really think I missed the window. My breasts aren't really sore anymore, but my nipples are now though! And just very tender.

Chat with you later!


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Reply by NikiDoll » May. 10, 2012 4:02pm

Hi everyone!

My name is Niki, I'm 36 (37 later this month), DH is 34. We've been married for 12.5 years, NTNP until 2009 when we actively started trying. I used to frequent this thread a lot until we decided to take a break last year, the stress of TTC was tearing me apart.

I started doing acupuncture late last year, then went to a new RE this year. I am on my 3rd IUI cycle. Last cycle I had a chemical pregnancy - which is the closest I've ever been to having a baby of my own.

I'm 13 DPO today and just waiting. My boobs are super itchy - especially the nipples. DH teased me this morning when I was complaining about it, he said maybe it meant I was pg. I thought I was out this month (temps dipped a little yesterday), so I didn't test when I woke up (although I did temp, and they were going back up). So I brought a test with me to work and tested with mid-morning urine. It was a crappy blue test, and the urine wasn't very concentrated, so I fully expected a definitive BFN, but a super faint blue line came up right away, so I'll be testing again tonight (been holding it for 3 hours now! lol).

Joy - I am SO excited and happy for you! I am keeping my fingers crossed that this time is the one that sticks!! My gut tells me this is!!

Everyone - so many people, too many right now to say hi to everyone individually, so HI and good luck to all of us!


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Reply by GummyBear » May. 10, 2012 4:53pm

Niki - Welcome and might I say congratulations! If you can try getting a pink dye test for your next one. I find they are more reliable and easier to read.

Caitlyn - That's exciting about a possible new job with good benefits. I hope it works out for you.

Liza - I hope you and your doctor can find a way to regulate your cycles. If I were to get pregnant again I would also be high risk, but for other reasons. Part of me is glad because that would mean earlier and more frequent monitoring.

Elle - Have fun BDing!

Joy - Yes, I too had cramping before at least two of my pregnancies. I thought for sure AF was coming, but she didn't!

So I've been doing some research and found that a third of all pregnancies report implantation bleeding. I still haven't had any more bleeding since last night. I've got some increased cm, but that's about it. I guess we will see if it indeed was IB in the next few days.


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Reply by Expecting2Expect » May. 10, 2012 8:43pm

Hi ladies!

Ok, had a chance to go back and take notes...

Amber (armywife) - I had af cramps before all of my bfps so it's definitely doesnt mean you're out!

Lindsay - I totally agree, keep ttc cause there will never be a "perfect" time to have a baby!

Elle - I am so excited for them to start running tests and working on getting you knocked up!!

Linda - Happy 40th for next week! What day is your bday? Mine is on the 15th!

Liza - Yay for being in the 2ww! Hope your bfp isnt too far off! Sorry you have so many preggo friends around, I know that can be really difficult!

abc123 - Wow, this is already your third thread with us?? I can't even imagine what # I am on then... I've been here since the beginning of them! (Like I mean before they were named "BYOB"!! lol) As for my nephew he really wasnt sick... just had a cold and his mom let him stay home 2 days in a row. And the one last week or the week before was a different nephew who was actually sick. As for my u/s... it's on Tuesday! So like, 4 Days 14.5 hrs! lol!

Tricia - So sorry to hear about the MS, hopefully your bfp isnt too far off so you dont need to be off your meds too long!!

Tessa - & I love your boys names! Very original spelling!!

Jil - hun, hope your hunch is right!

Jess - It really sounds like IB... keeping my it is!! I would so love to see you back on cmp right away!!

Katie - Yay 2 weeks!!

Alicia (Bumble) - I love that you always mention your fur babies! I always mean to add my furry babies to my intro, but I copy and paste it and just adjust the details so I usually forget by then! lol! Hope the 2nd iui did the trick!!

Nicole - Yay for 2dpo! So happy you're finally back ttc!!

Jenn - How did your apt go??? So excited to hear... will be heading to cmp next to see if you have posted!!

Betsy - I think I am considered high risk too, but not because of my age, because of my history. And I also have a high chance of twins as it runs in my family AND dh's... wouldn't complain tho! I have lost 2 babies so I will take whatever I get as long as he/she/they are happy and healthy I'm good!

Niki - Thanks hun! Welcome back! Sorry to hear about your chemical last cycle... hopefully it made you extra fertile this cycle tho and that faint pos really was a bfp! Any news, have you tested again yet??

Also... cant remember who asked about extra cm, but with my last 2 pregnancies I had a huge abundance of cm!

AFM - Nothing new still counting down till my birthday ultrasound.... wish this week/weekend would hurry up already!!

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Reply by Sydnee's Momma » May. 10, 2012 11:16pm

Hello ladies! I had a super long day; didn't get home from work till 8. Made dinner and now I gotta get my kiddo to bed since it's 9. I guess its good that I'm getting so busy with the clients but my poor arms can hardly handle this. My aunt & uncle are stopping by for dessert in a few minutes so this will be short.

Jess: That totally sounds like IB!!!! Woot Woot! What day are you planning to test?

A big welcome to all our new ladies: Niki, Betsy, Tricia, Tessa, & Liza! Hope this thread bring you tons of !!!

AFM: nothing new; 3 dpo and lots of sticky cm. It too early for any symptoms yet, but hopefully in few days I have some stuff to report!


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Reply by Sydnee's Momma » May. 10, 2012 11:19pm

btw Joy: darn ticker was wrong, just changed it. I am actually 3 dpo! :-)

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Reply by VaNiLLa04 » May. 11, 2012 1:41am

Hi ladies,

Been quite busy with my work lately.

Congrats to those who have graduated.

for those who are in your 2WW. HOpe you gals have your soon..

My last cycle was on 13 Apr, i started testing for OPKs since CD10 till CD25. Still no sign of O. Hence, i went for a scan to check out my follicle.

To my shocking, gyane said i have PCOS.

I am so shock!!!

Cried so badly. I have yet to tell my hubby. Don't know if i should tell him too.

In a very dilemma situation.

The doc said out of 10 woman 1 will be diagnosed with PCOS and always i'm the unlucky 1. Same goes to when i lost my boy due to Placenta Abruption, they said it is a 1 out of 200 pregnancies.

He said, only 60% can get pregnant and it is not easy for them to get pregnant too. 40% cant get pregnant. I am really so worried know. He even said, my previous pregnancy is just purely lucky. Really feel like crying my lungs out..

I asked for an induce for menses and 2 cycles of clomid. Today is my 3rd day to take pills on induce menses. My previous pregnancy the doc gave me 100mg of clomid to start with, i got pregnant on the very 1st cycle on clomid.

However, this doc gave me 50mg to start off. I am worried that i might not get the O effect with 50mg as i am suffering from PCOS.

Anyone here has the same situation as me?

Any of your ladies here is also PCOS but successfully got pregnant?

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Reply by quirkmomhopes » May. 11, 2012 8:29am

hey ladies,

Joy: so sorry, I got so busy yesterday by the time I got home, I just went to bed hehe. Cant wait to hear about your ultrasound!!

Vanilla: Im so sorry to hear of you diagnosis, I will keep my fingers crossed that clomid will work for you once again.

Nicole: Fingers crossed you caught the eggy!!

Gummy: Sounds promising!!

Niki: have you tested again? I hate blue dye tests!!!

Caitlyn: It sounds like a win win situation!!! But your symptoms do sounds promising!!

Elle: Happy BDing!!

AFM: Had my appointment yesterday but got soo tired after I ended up in bed early! I am going to an anatomy scan next week to make sure everything is ok with baby. I had a ton of blood taken (had to go back this morning because they didnt want to take it all out at one time!) My dr said that I probably decidual bleeding that I have been having and its caused by a hormone in balance during early pregnancy and it should stop this month or next month. He said it isnt common but does happen and it is completely safe as long as it stops before im 30 weeks.



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