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Where is everybody? Any new updates? This board has been so dead lately.


I will be the first to admit that I have not been around as much as I used to be. I was in denial after our miscarriage thinking that we would get pregnant right away and I would'nt have to use the word infertility again! But, AF showed her face last week and we are back to trying clomid. I will be doing another round of 150mg. Taking baby asprin daily, using pre-seed, propping my butt up with a pillow, and using progesterone cream after O. CD6 today so I took my first round of pills last night. Usually O on clomid cd17-18.


I have been super cranky lately with no clue as to why.  Yesterday I heard a song on the radio by Jason Aldean "Laughed Until We Cried" and there is a verse that goes. "Just the other night the baby was crying, so I got out of bed and rocked her awhile, and I held her tight, and told her it would be alright. My mind traveled back to a few years ago, we tried so long we almost gave up hope, and I remember you, coming in and telling me the news. Oh man, we were living, going crazy in the kitchen, we danced and screamed and held each other tight, and laughed until we cried." If you don't know the song, it is a good one. Anyway, I thought about how happy we were when we got our bfp and were laughing and crying and then about how we are back to trying and feeling so defeated....almost giving up hope again. Started balling on the way home. I was able to hold it together until I saw DH and then broke down again and started crying. DH was way confused!!


So, I am an emotional mess right now and the only word I can think of when it comes to trying again this month is "defeated". But, I am trying to hold my head high and look towards the day we get another bfp.


Sorry for my long rant....how is everybody else doing? Where are you in your cycle this month? Doing anything different?

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October - glad it wasn't painful! Seems like it's really hit-or-miss for people. My HSG didn't hurt so I figured that the IUI would be painless. The first one was horrible though. Apparently my cervix wasn't cooperating and they needed to get a longer instrument. Subsequent ones were fine - go figure. KMFX for a speedy 2ww and a great outcome!


Hi Dana - miss you girl. Sorry that I've been so MIA. I actually do have some good news. I am 10 weeks pregnant today. Still taking it very much day by day but we have graduated from our RE to a high-risk OB and just hoping and praying for the best. How are you doing?


This process is just so hard. I'm so glad that there's such a great group of girls on here. Keeping you all in my thoughts and hoping for lots more BFPs.

Posted on March 26, 2012 at 6:52 am
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Mikesgirl - That's SUCH exciting news... congrats. I was wondering where you were hiding!!! I'm 10.5 weeks so I guess January was a good month for both of us :)


I'm so excited to see the BFP's on this board.

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Posted on March 26, 2012 at 10:21 am
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Murph- That is just such wonderful, amazing news!!!! I'm elated for you. It must be just such a relief for both of you. Definitely have hope!

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Oh my gosh! Congrats Mikesgirl! That is amazing news! Since we didn't get an update right away :( tell us how it happened! IUI right? Give a girl some hope for my upcoming IUI.  How are you feeling? OH MY GOODNESS! I am sooo happy for you! I have missed you around here too and was so hoping it was because there was good news you were hiding!


Amy: haven't heard from you in awhile either! How are you doing?


I feel like I am being left behind here! So many bfp's lately!

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Woohoo!  Congrats Mikesgirl and Amy!!!  I'm so happy for you both!


Murph that is great news!!! Keeping my fingers crossed for a BFP for you soon!!


Dana-  When is your IUI?


I'm 7 days post trigger and 5 days post IUI...this waiting is brutal!

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Dana - Thank you so much. Your support really means the world to me! This cycle we did clomid (100 mg), trigger, IUI, lovenox. My husband had been taking clomid (as well as vitamins) to up his numbers and that really helped. The beginning was hard. My betas were going up, but slowly and not doubling most draws. I got blood taken every 48 hours for two weeks and they were rumbling that it would probably end in another m/c or that it was ectopic. Had some spotting and severe cramps at different times. At 6 weeks, we had absolutely no hope. Went in for an u/s and the baby was in the right place with a strong, audible hb. Still can't believe it. We're still taking it day-by-day and remaining hopeful. I've been giving myself daily lovenox injections and been monitored closely by a hemotologist and was referred to a high risk OB. Met her last week and everything seems to be going really well.  I'm sorry that I didn't come on here and update sooner. Trust me, I know how hard this process is and I know how happy I am to see BFPs come out of this board but I also know how hard it can be to read when you're having a bad day. Just want you girls to know that I think about you daily and can't wait for when we all get to graduate to a pregnant (and ultimately mommy) board. Such a great group of extremely deserving women. Dana - I have such high hopes for IUIs for you. You have been so patient and I just feel in my gut that it is going to work. If it isn't the first one, it will be the second. How do you like your new RE? How's DH been doing with his part? Babe, I'm pulling for you.


October - how are you feeling? Other than that time is moving sooo....slowly.... The 2WW is so brutal. At least while you're waiting to O, there's lots of appointments, etc. You on progesterone or any other supplements?


Amy - YAY girl! Is it a singleton? How are you doing? 

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Mikesgirl - Sorry you had a rough start to this pregnancy. That had to be soo stressful on you! I am soo happy everything is going great now and your little bean is growing and healthy! Thank you for your wishful thinking! I am hoping the IUI will get us where we want to be soon! The RE is great, a bit put off'ish but Im ok with that as long as we are successful. DH has been ok, haven't talked about it much since we haven't had to do anything yet.


October: Any news? You should know either way by now right! Sending baby dust vibes your way girl! Fingers crossed for a good update whenever you are ready!


Amy: Any update?


Tov: Haven't heard from you in awhile, hope all is well!


 

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Dana - I'm doing really well, had my 12 week ultrasound yesterday and the little babe was moving like crazy - it was amazing to see. I was successful during the first round of Menpopur + IUI + progesterone so I feel so lucky after the long road we had. What CD are you on now?


Congrats to the other BFP's on this board and for those still waiting - it WILL happen :)

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1st IUI was a bust. :(  I wasn't surprised though and tested the night before my bw at RE's office.  A few days before IUI my lining was 6.6 and was immediately prescribed estrace but I don't think it worked in time so this cycle my Dr. is going to have me do another round of clomid and start the estrace sooner so my lining can thicken.  On on CD1 right now and will go in on Easter for ultrasound. 

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Oct: sorry to hear that:( fingers crossed for this next month.
Quick update for me, just got a + Opk today so DH and I will be going to my RE's office tomorrow morning for our first IUI. I'm so excited and nervous at the same time, wish us luck!
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Dana-  How did your IUI go this morning? 


Murph- sending positive thoughts your way...2ww is sooo hard!


AFM I'm currently taking 100mg of clomid for 7 days and will go back in for an US on Monday.

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I've been to the RE every morning this week.  On Monday, cd11, my dominant folly was 17.5 and my lining was a whopping 2mm!  I was so disappointed and my Dr. said it was one of the thinnest he's seen.  I immediately started the estrace that day, twice a day and went back in on Tuesday, CD12.  My lining was only 4mm still very thin.   My Dr. told me I was ready to trigger but wanted to wait to see if my lining increased and hopefully I wouldn't have my LH surge but the BW would tell.  On Wednesday, CD13, my lining was 4.8...and I was super discouraged and Dr. said to come back again tomorrow.  Today, CD14, my lining is 9mm!  Holy moly I can't believe it!  My Dr. high fived me and is very optimistic!  The largest folly is 28mm and I have 3 on the left and 1 on the right.  I'm going to trigger tonight and IUI#2 is on Saturday!


 

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Posted on April 19, 2012 at 3:06 pm
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Oct: So glad your lining thickened up. Crazy that it can happen that fast! How did IUI #2 go?


T: I am soo very sorry sweetie. I know there is nothing that can be said to ease your pain. I am so glad you are seeking help to get through this hard time. ((Hugs)) The world can be so cruel sometimes. As if it is not hard enough that we need to go through all of this month after month, to finally think you have this little miracle just to have it taken away is......there are not words. I have seen some info about the Resolve meetings, how are they? I don't think any of them are near me so I would have to travel to them which is probably not a possibilty. :(


AFM: I am 10dpo today. IUI #1 went well. DH had 54mill post wash and 80% motility. I got a + OPK on 4/17 and went in for the IUI 4/18. But, I was really concerned that the + OPK was on a digital but the actual test itself didn't look +, I just got the smiley, followed by all - tests. Dr told me since I had been having EWCM and got the smiley I should just assume it was actually  a positive and do the IUI. Reluctantly, I did. I tested again the next day 4/19 and got a definate + OPK. So, the one I had on 4/17 was a false + and we did the IUI 1/2 days to early. :( I was told we still have a chance and we also DTD but not holding out much hope for this month. I hope the next week goes fast so I can start a new month.

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Tov-  I'm so very sorry.  I can't even imagine what that must be like and I'm glad you have lots of support.  You are in my thoughts.


Dana-  Sorry your timing was off a little but still think you have a great chance.  Even 1/2 days still early they will be hanging around waiting for you to O. Best of luck!


AFM- At my FC you never know who you are going to see.  There are two Doctors and a PA and the US are done by all three just depends on who is there.  Well, when I had my HSG it was in the adjoining hospital's radiology dept and a completely different Dr. did it who I later found out is affiliated with my FC but a different location.  My HSG was painful but not because of the dye.  He was just very rough and I was so glad it was over. 


So on Saturday, they are taking me back to the room and I see the HSG dr. in the hallway and think oh great!  Well, he was very rough yet again and I looked up his ratings online and there were similar stories.  I was sore for 2 days. :/  However, if this round is successful I will be his biggest fan.  It just makes me anxious to see him in the future. 


DH had 33mil post and 78% mot.  I currently still taking the estrace and started prometrium on sunday.

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Hi ladies, I haven’t been here for awhile but I thought I’d pop in and reintroduce myself.  My name is Jean and I have been TTCing for about a year and a half now.  I’ve been lurking on the other baby boards but it just got overwhelming that I needed to come back to PW.  Plus, with wandering eyes at work, it’s easier to get caught on a wedding website than a baby website : )


Sorry but I’ve only caught up to the last few pages of this thread.


@Tov - I’m so sorry about your loss. 


@Dana – You probably still have a chance.  Did your RE monitor you before the IUI?  Usually, they take BW and US every few days before IUI to see the growth of the follicles and lining and to determine when the trigger shot should be taken.


Hope everyone is doing well.

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Hi ladies-  Well, IUI#2 didn't work.  About a week after I had to start taking antibiotics and prednisone for a pretty bad infection so I wasn't surprised and somewhat relieved because I hated taking those meds thinking I could possibly be doing harm.  I unfortunately had no choice though and am feeling 100% better than I've felt in a loooong time.  My Dr. thinks it's my lining that is causing the problem and says it's up to me whether to do my 3rd iui with clomid or move on to injectibles.  We are taking this month off though since we are going away next week plus I think I need a break.  I'm using my CBEFM this month though and keeping everything crossed that it could happen naturally.

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Sorry it didnt work out this round.  I think it's good to take a break from the meds for a month.  Sometimes the body and mind needs a break from science.  I hope it works our naturally for you.  What did the doctor say about your lining?  You should ask your doctor first but I've been taking baby aspirin to improve my lining and it has helped. 


I had my fourth and last IUI today. When the nurse and I confirmed the identification of DH's sperm, the ID number ended in 888 which is good number for the Chinese (DH is Chinese) and the color code was green, my favorite color.  So already I was happy and have high hopes for this round. Silly, I know but hope is all that I have to hold onto. 


I was a mess last time during the 2WW so this time around, I'm going to try to keep my self occupied with my sister's wedding plans and maybe some acupuncuture and yoga to keep me relaxed.    

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