Garden Path... your persistance paid off!! How has your pregnancy been going so far? It is wonderful to hear that a woman you know from another forum gave birth to a beautiful & healthy donor baby! I cant wait for your little bean to arrive! Do you know what you are having? Do you have names picked out? If you don't mind me asking, have you told your friends and family that you used a donor?
Did you say you know of a lesbian online TTC forum... can i have the name of it?
BTW - sorry for the frantic post this morning! I just NEVER expected to check the tank this morning and find our little vials half defrosted! Even though i technically knew that could happen... they were safe & sound and frosty cold when i "tucked them in" last night before bed! Lol. At any rate... the only thing i can do is stay positive and hope for the best this cycle! Swim spermy swim!!
Hi Tammy I'm sorry for all the headaches this frozen stuff is causing you! It's not over till it's over and despite the chaos there is no reason not to sit and wait hopefully for a BFP!
I would really recommend having a look for a 'fresh' donor, it'll save you a fortune and it's great to get more information and pictures before you pick the guy. I joined up with 2 sites, it won't let me post the links but if you go to the very popular search engine rhyming with poodle... and type in co-parenting.
There is a subscription fee of about £25 and that gives you 6 months profile viewing and messaging. You also get e-mails from the first one detailing new members based on your search criteria. Of course there are a few odd ones on there, but there also seem to be a lot of genuine ones.
I did second insemination for this cycle today, so now will just be counting down the next 2 weeks with fingers and toes crossed. It's Edens birthday next Thursday so we are spending the week at my parents. It will be nice to relax a bit and have some yummy meals cooked for me.
Oh Tammy, that must have been so upsetting, finding your precious vials partially defrosted! I will keep my fingers crossed for you that it will still work for you.
My timings have all been messed up too. I've no idea why. I thought we'd timed things quite well. I normally ovulate on around day 20 of a 34-ish day cycle. When I got a positive OPK on day 19 along with fertile mucus we inseminated that night, just aftre midnight in the end as our donor was late getting to us so officially on CD20. I then continued to get fertile mucus for days and I didn't feel myself ovulate at all, which I normally do. Then, on CD 24 I started to feel twinges like I was going to ov the next day! Way too late. I contacted our lovely donor who came and donated again so we inseminated again on CD25. I twinged the whole day but never felt the pop, so I've no idea if I ovulated once, twice or at all, or when. The fertile mucus has now stopped, so it is just a matter of waiting now. But waiting until when? Agh!
And I now have slightly tender breasts and mild period type cramps, neither of which is normal for me since having my daughter, but I used to get them premenstrually before. I'm of course reading all kinds of things into them when I'm sure they're probably psychosomatic. I'd forgotten how much this TTC stuff drives you bonkers...
Anyway, enough rambling from me. The best of luck to all of us!
I'm still getting the period-like cramps, but my boobs are seeming much more normal now. It's five days to testing by our original dates, but given everything got so messed up and we didn't do the second insemination until four days after that I have no idea when would be the best test time. I'm just going to hold out as long as possible. I was an early tester in the past so it might not be too much longer- I got my BFP two days before OTD last time. I've been beating my instincts by peeing immediately after I get up so that the temptation is gone. At this stage, testing with anything other than first-thing-pee wouldn't be much use.
I felt positive it had worked a day or two ago. Now I'm not so sure. Only time will tell...
I gave in and tested this morning - a BFN, which is what I'd suspected. The symptoms had begun to drop off quite a bit which left me thinking that even if things had started out well they hadn't continued that way. Having said that the cramps are back with a vengeance now, so who knows. It's 12dpo the first time I might have ovulated, which is when I got a BFP last time. However, it's only 8/9 dpo the second time, and the second insem, so there's still time I guess. I'm not feeling particularly hopeful any more though.
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