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Reply by luckykap21 » Dec. 15, 2016 11:03pm

Oh yes, vaginal it is lol. By the second week of stims I had one everyday and blood work everyday. The gal will definitely have an audience all week lol.

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Reply by babybump89 » Dec. 16, 2016 4:44pm

I called the place in NJ that my doctor called my stuff into and good news is - they had it! But they said since the follistim has to be refridgerated they have to overnight it and they only do that on weekdays, so it will be next week before they ship it to me.

I also gave them my prescription insurance card, which surprisingly my insurance has actually been covering a little bit of everything and the prescription part has covered 100% so far, so Im HOPING it covers a little of this. They didnt give me a total, they were going to file the insurance and call me back on Monday. Luckykap, give me a heads up. What should I prepare for on just 1 hit here? lol The full $5k max at once?

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Reply by luckykap21 » Dec. 16, 2016 4:58pm

That would be awesome if your insurance pays for some. My first round was $4500 and the second was about the same. It's a crazy amount for 10-14 days worth meds lol.

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Reply by twwtoolong » Dec. 16, 2016 5:33pm

Hi Ladies! I am jsut getting caught up on todays and yesterdays news! It's so exciting that you two are gearing up for a cycle! Keep us posted on how it's going!

Babybump - you weren't far off, I am 13 dpo today! I was supposed to start AF today, but so fair she hasn't shown up!

I did test yesterday with an internet cheapie. If there was a line it was a real squinter. I didn't bother to test today, but will in the am if AF still hasn't shown! I kinda just have a feeling we are out this cycle - but I rarely ever make it to 14 dpo, so we'll see. Thankfully this tww has been a breeze between holiday preparations and final exam marking, I've been occupied!

I'll keep you posted! Fingers crossed for a Christmas miracle!


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Reply by babybump89 » Dec. 16, 2016 8:50pm

twwtoolong that's exciting! We need some good news around here and how FANTASTIC would it be if it happened for you now!! Definitely test in the morning and let us know! :)


The pharmacy called back. They weren't getting any hits with the insurance card, said they would try again, but it looks like it will be all me and the total was $5,778. YIKES. YIKES. and did I mention, YIKES?? The girl on the phone was even telling me like "It's...a lot. You know, you could jsut get some of it now and pay for it, then get the rest at another time. That way you dont have to pay for it all at once." but uh...I kind of need it all! UGH.

They did mention what all it was though. It was the 3 meds I mentioned plus 1 other one I didnt catch, and then valium which I remember him telling me he was going to give me when they did the transfer because it softens the uterus or something and makes it more accepting of embryos. So I guess this is just EVERYTHING medicine wise. But still. Ugh.

THIS BETTER LEAD TO A BABY

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Reply by twwtoolong » Dec. 17, 2016 6:43am

Ouch Babybump! It's such an investment - I am so hopeful for you two! Just think you might be getting your BFP in a few weeks!!

We may have to wait until then fo rgood news though - AF showed up overnight - SIGH - so unfortunately no BFP for me for Christmas. It was a full 28 day cycle though, which with my age, I'll take as a win. My cycles before the synthroid (but after my B12 was corrected) used to be around 26-27 days. I did ovulate a little later this month (CD 15 instead of 13 or 14) and still had a 13 day luteal phase. Hopefully this means that the synthroid and Co-Q 10 are doing thier thing and maybe developing a larger follicle (mine were sometimes on the lower side of size 17-19mm instead of 20-21mm).

Hubs is getting closer to being ready to go in and getting checked. I am hoping in the New Year when we are back from our travels we can start anew and get the full picture of whats happening. I might just cycle monitor anyways to see if we can detect a change in my cylcles now with the meds and supplements.

My next fertile window is literally from Christmas Eve to my Hubbys Bday on the 28th - and we are staying with our folks the entire time. So I tihnk it's an official holiday break for me. Bring on the Bailey's and Eggnog! lol


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Reply by luckykap21 » Dec. 17, 2016 7:42am

Babybump- YIKES!!!! The lupron is probably the most expensive since your taking it for a couple weeks before stimming..OUCH!!! Your right when you say it better lead to s baby! Is progesterone the last med? That's the intramuscular injection but I know some people take the suppositories. Anyway, it's getting closer, how exciting!

Twwtoolong- darn AF! Was hoping you would get that bfp for Christmas. My cycle after I started taking the supplements went to 30 days and then this last cycle was 25 days so I don't know what my body is doing. I did get some blood work done and in July my AMH was .7 and Thursday I found out it is up to 1.49, which gives me so much more hope. They say AMH doesn't really change, but mine almost doubled. It has to be the supplements because I haven't changed anything else. Im glad DH is getting on board with you! It will be nice to have the full picture of what's going on and then you will have a plan of action :-)

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Reply by babybump89 » Dec. 23, 2016 8:53am

Sorry I haven't posted in here ladies! Not much to update, I'm on my 4 day break from BC pills and start back with them today. All of my meds came in - it was a MOTHERLOAD. Still on track to start Lupron shots on Jan 6!


I hope you all have a Merry Christmas/Happy Hannakuh/Joyful Kwanzaa/whatever you celebrate! Let's put baby making in the back of our minds while we celebrate, it may help :)

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Reply by SarahS28 » Dec. 24, 2016 7:39am

Hi ladies.....wow, good luck with gearing up for the cycles!! I hope everyone gets a BFP in the new year!!

DH and I FINALLY had our followup appointment. Everything checks out great with him-lots of very healthy sperm-YAY!!

As I suspected, I have PCOS so I don't have an egg maturing and releasing each month. I'm hypothetically expecting AF any day now (damn irregular AFs!!). I'm currently CD 35 (longest I've gone is 43). Once AF shows, I'll take Letrozole CD 3-7 to stimulate and mature an egg and start OPKs around CD 10. Once I detect a surge, we are good to go with timed intercourse! If AF doesn't show, I can do Provera again, but will have to do bloodwork, wait for the bloodwork, take Provera for 10 days and wait a week for AF. So at this point, it makes more sense to wait (and faster, hopefully!)

I'm hoping this is all it takes and we are pregnant soon. If I'm not pregnant by Feb. DH will start freezing sperm, so I can continue with IUI, since he'll be deployed April 1-end of Nov.

Fingers crossed!!!!

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Reply by babybump89 » Dec. 24, 2016 9:24pm

It feels like I was just sucker punched in the gut. I've spent all day with my husband's family, his parents and his sister/husband and their 2 year old son. Me and the kid have been best friends all day, hugs - kisses - playing etc We all sat down to open gifts, and his sister sent the little boy over to "show us his new book" that was titled "I Am A Big Brother". I had the worst reaction. I dropped my jaw. Smiled. Immediately teared up, stood up, and left the room. In the middle of presents, I just walked out because I was about to break down in front of his whole family.

His sister isnt aware of our conceiving problems, but his parents are. I don't think anyone noticed why I left, my husband definitely did, but I went to the bathroom for about 10 minutes to try to dry out before going back out and finishing presents. We finished, and I excused myself to the guest house where I am now a blubbering mess.

It was such an inappropriate reaction from me, I know. I just wish I had some un-audience warning of it. It hurt, a lot. Its like the wave of emotions ive been dealing with just all hit me at once. I tried to smile my way through the rest of the Christmas festivities, but it was like an outer body experience, my ears were all muffled and I was just forcing smiles to make it through.

Infertility sucks.

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Reply by SarahS28 » Dec. 25, 2016 7:42pm

Oh, babybump, I CANNOT imagine how tough that was for you!! :( I would have had the same reaction, which you are absolutely entitled to! Infertility DOES suck, especially with all the Facebook and in person announcements. You held it together better than I would have.

Remember...this baby y'all have will mean 1000 times more than any other baby conceived, not just because it's yours but because of the journey it took to get there!

DH said this morning as we opened gifts (we are buying a house and next Xmas will be our first in the new house) "maybe next year there will be a little baby too" I diiiiiiiiied

I think we are going to proceed with the Letrozole and timed intercourse for Jan and then essentially "try" on our own and then start banking in Feb for IUI or IVF. I would prefer IVF since it's a little more "guaranteed" and insurance makes no difference........


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Reply by babybump89 » Dec. 25, 2016 10:33pm

Merry Christmas everyone! I honesly don't know what I would have done without you ladies this year. Thank you for being so supportive of everything and sticking around through it all. You have made this process so much easier and I am extremely thankful for you.

I'm happy to say today picked up. I was still feeling a bit blue this morning, but as the day went on it got better. After I disappeared to be by myself last night DH came and talked to me and said he was sorry, he didnt know or he would have warned me, etc. Then he went back to the main house and told his sister about our issues and how we've been trying for so long and found out IVF is the only way we'll ever be able to have a baby. His sister was very sorry for announcing their pregnancy the way they did and the timing (Christmas Eve) because they didnt know. Everyone was well aware of how I reacted to it so they knew it made me pretty upset. It feels immature, but it's kind of like wanting and trying for something so long, now someone's gift to me was them wanting me to celebrate it happening for them..it just drudged up all my emotions of the past year and helplessness in my body basically failing me biologically it all just came at me at once.

We spent most of Christmas day with my family, which was very nice. We didn't talk babies, and my brother and his wife couldn't make it, but they sent us a gift in the form of a card. It was a long handwritten card about what a joy parenthood has been for them this past year and they dont understand what we're going through, but they want to help us to become parents and gave us an extremely over generous check "for your IVF fund". Definitely wasn't expecting that from them, so that kind of calmed me down and put things back into perspective.

I hope everyone else had a stress free weekend!

Sarah - You know my vote! If insurance doesn't matter and you can do the most expensive and most accurate one for the same price as the IUI and other trials, break out the big guns and get it done the first time! I'm all about some test tube babies now!

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Reply by luckykap21 » Dec. 26, 2016 6:06am

Babybump- I'm glad the day got better for you! You reacted like any of us would have to that situation, definitely better than I would have.

Sarah- how exciting a house and baby the same year would be awesome!

I pray 2017 is a GREAT year for us all and we get those BFPs!!

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Reply by twwtoolong » Dec. 26, 2016 7:14am

Oh babybump- I had a huge lump in my throat when I read your note from Christmas Eve. I don't know that I would have been able to keep it together long enough to get out if the room. I think you dealt with that as best as any if us could. That was so sweet of your family to support you two in your journey hopefully you'll be grinning ear to ear in a few weeks with a BFP!!!!

We have been very fortunate that (so far) no one has announced that they are expecting and in fact we are the oldest grandchildren/niece/nephew in our families- so other than the mostly unspoken pressure to provide grand/great grandkids- we've managed to get by mostly unscathed.

It has surprised me how much sudden waves of sadness do hit - I just thought we'd have a bundle of joy by now that would be excited about Santa and getting spoiled by grandparents. Even pregnancy test commercials have made me a little emotional. My parents don't know our struggles yet and I have been trying so hard to find the right time to tell them. Family friends of ours just had a baby where the little sister was the surrogate for the older sister - I am sure my parents aren't intending to imply anything- but I can't help but wonder if they are looking to me for my sister ( she has a number of health issues). They only seem to bring it up around other people though its never served as a good segway for our issues.

I think my blues are hitting me now-I am in my fertile window , should ovulate in a few days- we did sneak a little quickie in yesterday between all the festivities but I don't have much hope for the next few days. Thank you ladies for being here to vent to, I wish I had a more joyful message - I was really hoping I could let it go and just enjoy the holidays but I think its just been too long trying, too long with never seeing a positive, too long not knowing why we aren't able to conceive. Hopefully we can get down to business in the New Year and like you said Luckykap that 2017 holds BFP'S for all of us!

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Reply by babybump89 » Jan. 2, 2017 12:30pm

Happy New Year!! This is our year, I know it. We've all gotten some answers and have a game plan so we all have the power to make it happen :)

twwtoolong - how did your fertile week go?

I start my Lupron shots on Friday so it's getting closer, now that January is here I feel a lot more anxious because thats when everything is happening. It doesn't feel as "far away" now.

I also went ahead and ordered a newborn onesie that says "My siblings have tails" because I had major baby fever last week and couldnt help it. It just got delivered and it is SO TINY. It's adorable. I NEED a baby to fill it with like, yesterday.

Good luck in the new year ladies! 2017 surely cant be worse than 2016 for us all!

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Reply by luckykap21 » Jan. 2, 2017 4:49pm

Babybump I agree this is going to be all of our year! We have all waited long enough for our little ones. Once you begin those shots time will fly by. I started mine today and begin stim meds Wednesday. I'm excited, nervous, and scared all in one lol.

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Reply by twwtoolong » Jan. 5, 2017 7:36pm

Oh ladies! I am so excited for you both!
We did manage to sneek away a couple of times during my FW, so maybe there is a chance that we caught a sticky bean this month. AF is due in 5-6 days, so we will know soon enough!

How are you feeling on the shots ladies? Any reactions?

Fingers are crossed for all of us!


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Reply by luckykap21 » Jan. 5, 2017 7:56pm

Twwtoolong- that's great you were able to sneak away :-) hopefully you caught that little egg and you will get your bfp!
As for me, the shots haven't been too bad. Just have a bruised belly lol. I have an US and bloodwork on Sunday so will know how my follies are doing. I'm praying they are all staying together :-)

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Reply by babybump89 » Jan. 5, 2017 9:06pm

Luckykap - I can't wait to hear how they're doing!

twwtoolong - Thats great! And AF seems so soon, have you noticed anything different this month? Any little twinge could mean something!

I STILL haven't started the shots! Is this month going extra slow for anyone else? haha But I am 24 hours from my first one and anxiously waiting. Time is going to fly once I get that first one out of the way, I think I'm psyching myself out for them. I was totally fine until I got the actual needles and was like "oh shit, thats a needle." so now I'm like eeeeh about stabbing myself with it lol! I'll let you know tomorrow night how that worked out!

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Reply by Alibaba » Jan. 6, 2017 7:54am

Hi everyone!!

I feel a bit lonely in this process so far so I thought I would say hello for some encouragement! Me and my husband are ttc first baby. We have only been trying for a little while... this is our 3rd cycle! Bizarre how you go from wishing period would stay away to wishing that time would hurry up so you know what is happening and if not pregnant so you can get on with the next cycle!!

I have a an irregular cycle I've discovered- been tracking it for 10 months- it ranges from 25 to 32 days so was a bit irritated last month...

Anyway. This month I decided to use the ovulation kits and think I ovulate 6 days ago... don't notice a huge amout of difference on my cervix Tbh! On day 6 po now and not noticing any differences apart from fact I feel fat which I think is the Christmas food! Anyway speak to you all soon. X

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