Weekly Check In ~ April 29-May 5

I was shocked to see no one started this thread yet!  How is everyone doing??  April was a BFP month, so sending baby dust for lot's of May BFP's too!

Posted on May 1, 2013 at 2:47 am
winterbride2011
10
03/05/2011
winterbride2011

winterbride2011

  • 10
  • 15
  • 13.1k
304
Followers
306
Following

(13) Comments

winterbride2011
10
03/05/2011
winterbride2011

winterbride2011

  • 10
  • 15
  • 13.1k
304
Followers
306
Following

winterbride2011

I'm CD 14 of my 3rd cycle off BCP.  My last 2 cycles have been very long, so I think that's my norm.  Trying not to be upset, as they've both had a similar pattern (which will make predictability easy) just a tad sad that it means that one or two less cycles a year to TTC.


My treatment on Friday went well. BUT I have major low back/pelvis issues partly due to them being rotated out of whack from the accident.  I kid you not I had my LADY BITS INJECTED!!  My pelvis is super rotated and very separated down there and the ligaments are way too loose.  At my next appointment I'll ask more about that.  I don't know if it makes a vaginal delivery riskier, as in would I risk breaking it (a co-worker broke her pelvis during delivery) OR would it make it easier since things are already spread apart and "loose".  LOL.

Posted on May 1, 2013 at 2:50 am
NicoleJuliette
5
11/12/2011
NicoleJuliette

NicoleJuliette

  • 5
  • 18
  • 8.44k
292
Followers
295
Following

NicoleJuliette

Is it really already hump day? Essh!


AF was kind to me during my first cycle off BC. Crossing my fingers that my 2nd cycle is as smooth. I'm currently CD16. I've been keeping up with my prenatals, eating clean and working out. However I cannot cut coffee. I'm weak, I just have no will power.


Meeting one on one with my Aflac rep today. I'll keep anyone intersted posted.


Athena, hoping your pelvic issues aren't too big of an issue in child birth and that it's the latter and easy on your bod!


 


 

Posted on May 1, 2013 at 3:09 am
October9_2010Bride
5
10/09/2010
October9_2010Bride

October9_2010Bride

  • 5
  • 17
  • 5.76k
393
Followers
394
Following

October9_2010Bride

Athena-  glad your treatment went well...hope you get good news on your pelvis issues!


Nicole-  hope your aflac meeting goes well...good job with the healthy eating! 


 


I'm 2dpiui...this 2ww is going to be brutal...but aren't they always!  On progesterone and estrace to thicken my lining. 


 

Posted on May 1, 2013 at 3:31 am
NicoleJuliette
5
11/12/2011
NicoleJuliette

NicoleJuliette

  • 5
  • 18
  • 8.44k
292
Followers
295
Following

NicoleJuliette

Eh just got back from my meeting, I didn't sign up. I'm going home to check with DH first. But, I spoke with HR today before the meeting and work offers short term disability. It covers 60% pay for at least 6 weeks, but under MA state law it could be extended up to 10 weeks if the doctor clears it. So I asked the Aflac rep and he said there is some restriction that says I can only get up to 72% total, so if I sign up, I'm really only eligible for 12% and that's only after the case is reviewed--they could reject it. (I'm not entirely sure what they look for when they review). 


The good thing about Aflac is that it goes with you. So if for some reason I leave work I'm covered. Something to think about.


All these terms/stipulations/approvals....they make my head hurt.

Posted on May 1, 2013 at 8:12 am
mrsbrown12
4
12/12/2010
mrsbrown12

mrsbrown12

  • 4
  • 15
  • 2.53k
604
Followers
606
Following

mrsbrown12

Hey ladies Im CD5, pulling out all the stops this cycle.. I started Primrose oil and my Dr. gave me Pregnitude to take this cycle. I also started hubby on zinc, bcomplex and brought him some boxers as the Dr. Recommened it. Im also doing Fertility Affirmations. and fertility massages and Castor oil packs.... 

Posted on May 1, 2013 at 9:41 am
Kristen_Tater
10
08/20/2011
Kristen_Tater

Kristen_Tater

  • 10
  • 21
  • 14.5k
661
Followers
664
Following

Kristen_Tater

@Athena - glad to hear they went well hon!! Let us know if you find out anything more about your pelvic issues.


@Nicole - thank you for the feedback!! I was starting to get concerned... but it's starting to sound like now maybe I wouldn't miss out too much with Aflac. I get 100% pay for short term disability, and 60% after that... so my work benefits might be better! I still might do some research on it ;)


@October - isn't the TWW the WORST?? Keeping my prayers going for you dear <3


@June - The DR did recommend boxers?? My DH wears boxer briefs and I heard boxers sometimes help... but I hadn't heard anything from a DR. can you elaborate if you will?? And also, where did you find the castor oil to do the packs? If I don't get PG this cycle I'm going to do the castor oil packs as well.


 


I'm 11 DPO and POAS crazy!! I POAS this morning and BFN.... but I'm not due for my period until Sunday, so I"m testing super early LOL. I'm going to test again on Saturday if no AF before then!! FX and praying so much that this is the cycle!! I have a feeling about it, and had a dream this morning that we were finally PG, so hopefully it's a sign!!! FX to all you lovelies waiting patiently like me ;)

Posted on May 1, 2013 at 10:36 am
mrsbrown12
4
12/12/2010
mrsbrown12

mrsbrown12

  • 4
  • 15
  • 2.53k
604
Followers
606
Following

mrsbrown12

DH wear boxer briefs as well...When talking to the Dr. she ask what kind I told her and she said get him some boxers...the cooler the better she said like 5-10 before O they need to wear them. she the boxer briefs keeps them to warm..spermies need cooler places to last longer...I had a fertlity massage Monday and the castor oil pack was included..i need to still get the some more castor oil as she gave me the pack to bring home and I can use same pack for 6-12 month with just adding more oil...

Posted on May 1, 2013 at 1:22 pm
ashle1738
4
09/28/2012
ashle1738

ashle1738

  • 4
  • 13
  • 2.14k
189
Followers
190
Following

ashle1738

I'm on CD ...45? Or something nuts. I go to my first RE appt. Friday so well see what she says. Waiting to get my AMH is to see what my ovarian reserve is. And praying like crazy :)
Posted on May 1, 2013 at 2:03 pm
Claire27
4
06/19/2010
Claire27

Claire27

  • 4
  • 15
  • 4.99k
97
Followers
101
Following

Claire27

Hi Ladies!  Rooting for you all here!


My DH also wears boxer briefs and when he had his SA his numbers were off the chart in a good way.....so don't panic, but it can't hurt to change the guys to regular boxers either. ;)


I thought that I would add that regardless of my CM I was using Pre-seed EVERYTIME we BD, even when I wasn't anywhere close to my O window.  I figured, why not?  I only used 1g each time because I was trying to conserve it and I didn't think we'd get PG our first try after my HSG.


I also recently read (trying to find the link so I can share it) a study that says if you BD on the 5 days before you O AND the day you O you increase your chances of conception from 20% to 36%.....I know that is a lot of BDing, but I thought I'd put that out there =)  I will keep looking for the link.


Baby Dust to you all!

Posted on May 1, 2013 at 2:32 pm
Claire27
4
06/19/2010
Claire27

Claire27

  • 4
  • 15
  • 4.99k
97
Followers
101
Following

Claire27

Oh!  I also drank Red Raspberry Leaf tea - 1-2 cups per day from CD1 to the day I O'd - it is also supposed to help thicken your lining =)

Posted on May 1, 2013 at 2:33 pm
littlebit07
4
07/14/2012
littlebit07

littlebit07

  • 4
  • 16
  • 2.46k
128
Followers
127
Following

littlebit07

@Athena: That sounds like a painful chiropractor visit! Hopefully your pelvic issues will work for good during TTC/pregnancy/delivery.


@Nicole: Seems like AFLAC is only beneficial if your employer doesn't offer STD for new Mamas? Mine doesn't, so I might have to talk to DH about looking into it. Thank you for the info!


@October: Gosh, the 2WW is awful. FX that this is the last one you have to deal with!


@June: A fertility massage sounds amazing. Can I ask what a castor oil pack is? And hopefully DH's new undies do the trick! Lol.


@Kristen: Hopefully your dream was right! FX that you see that second line soon!


@Ash: Good luck at your first RE appt! Praying right along with you for great results.


@Claire: It's so awesome of you to come back and root for us! We need all the baby dust we can get;) 


AFM, I'm just starting over with a blank chart. Normally CD1 is not a good day for me, but it's so beautiful outside that I can't really be too down today. Besides, I have a lot of blessings to count, even if a baby isn't one of them just yet. I just have to keep having faith that when the time is perfect, God will add that blessing to the mix as well. Meanwhile, I'm learning the virtue of patience;)

Posted on May 2, 2013 at 5:13 am
mrsbrown12
4
12/12/2010
mrsbrown12

mrsbrown12

  • 4
  • 15
  • 2.53k
604
Followers
606
Following

mrsbrown12

Where do I get the tea?

Posted on May 2, 2013 at 11:08 am
Claire27
4
06/19/2010
Claire27

Claire27

  • 4
  • 15
  • 4.99k
97
Followers
101
Following

Claire27

I ordered this : http://www.amazon.com/Frontier-Raspberry-Certified-Organic-Ounce/dp/B001VNGO9G/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1367538440&sr=8-4&keywords=red+raspberry+leaf+tea

It is a LOT of tea and it is loose leaf so you will need an infuser. There are lots of brands on Amazon, but this was the least expensive for the quantity. I also got a big Tupperware container to keep it in.....

I am not drinking it in the first trimester because there is concern that it causes uterine cramps that early. But it is highly recommended to have a cup a day through the 2nd and 3rd trimesters to tone the uterine muscles and aid in an easier delivery.......for conception, only drink it from CD1 to your O date, then stop.

You guys are going to think I'm so crazy - my dog gets cooled raspberry leaf tea in her last week of pregnancy to aid in her labors and deliveries, too.....you often go 3-6 hours between puppies - her first pregnancy she had 5 pups in 2.5 hours, her second she had 4 in 2.25 hours. OMG I can't believe I'm admitting that to what I call "non-dog people" meaning you don't breed or participate in dog sports the way I do lol
Posted on May 2, 2013 at 12:55 pm

Have a question? Contact Support
Top Contributors this Week
Canooknic
18 posts
Levisjoe
15 posts
Uhlease
9 posts
zeuster
8 posts
LauraSweet
7 posts
lorna247
7 posts