Rach - so sorry Af arrived, I wouldn't worry about temping during AF if you don't want to as temps are often erratic and don't 'count' towards FF estimating CH etc. Enjoy the movies, what are you going to see?
Mel -sorry missed your post, I thought they were 10mui but when I rechecked my ic were 20mui, its a wonder I even saw anything but I also used superdrug ones too (before the frer) but it was the ic that made me think something was going on. How are you, haven't had chance yet to stalk your journal today.
afm- constipated as hell. I even bought prune juice which is DISGUSTING. We went out last night for a lovely meal and it was nice to be able to chat. OH opened up that he is 'trying not to think about things too much' which I suppose is his way of dealing despite him telling me to be positive. 86hrs till the scan.
Aww Rach soooo sorry and really disappointed that AF came. I REALLY think if you do that every other day plan thing you will get PG THIS month! I just really think so!!!! That sucks that Andrew has to work tomorrow, on Easter. Nobody should have to, I LOL'd when I read about the baseball bat---and I think you should use the bat on Andrew's boss!!! Are you going to write to Mesina again? A girl I work with is going through a really ugly custody battle, and she wrote to Mesina to see if she'd be able to tell her the outcome. She hasn't heard back yet.
Oh Jess, thanks for clearing up the late ovulation, because I was worried! I think you only O'd that late that month because wasn't that your first cycle after mc? I think your body was still trying to get on track.
Sam I can't wait for your scan!!! It will be great!!! This pregnancy has felt different than all your others, right? I don't remember but I thought this was the first time you had ms. That's one thing I remember from being PG, was the constipation. It was awful!
Mel, how are you? Anything going on----BFNs turning into BFPs??
Lindsay, hope you and baby are having a good weekend!
Today I bought some yummy treats for Presley (our dog) and hid them around the house, since I don't think he'd find much fun in finding plastic eggs. He's been having a blast finding random treats, poor thing will look under every chair and in every corner now for the rest of the week! Tomorrow we're going out to brunch with the family. Will be good to see everybody, but I can't stop thinking that I got my BFP on Easter last year. Easter was a lot later last year though, so this is the same cycle as last year I got PG, so I'm hoping this cycle, a year later, is my lucky one! I bought robitussen today which will hopefully help my cm. Ugg, I forget how awful it tastes! Another wonderful thing of TTC that most people wouldn't understand.
Jess - glad you got some answers at your doc appointment! I don't know anything about the follicles but I'm so glad they're checking them for you!! I'm surprised the doctor is telling you to avoid traveling while pregnant! I would think it's better to be relaxed than anything - I guess they want you to be able to get to a doctor ASAP if you need anything at all. On the good side - your chart was gorgeous last month! I hope it stays that way for you! You'll be pregnant in no time again! Are they planning on changing anything other than the progesterone?
Mel - How you doin?? Getting positive tests yet?? Are you charting??
Rach - Sorry AF got you Hope you're starting to feel better. I'm excited to see how your chart looks this month now that we've seen what it looks like for a month!
Kelsey - How you doin?? Getting some good BD on?? :P I hope so!
Sam - So excited for your scan! Everything is going to go great! My DH tried to not talk about it too much before our first scan too, I think it was just too hard for him. I knew he had all the same fears I did but it was easier for him to just not talk about it. Oh and try eating yogurt every morning for the constipation - works wonders for me!
AFM - this is awkward but I think after dealing with my constipation and overall digestive issues - I'm developing hemorroids I've seen some blood after I go and it's kind of "uncomfortable" after for a little while. Not sure if I've just rubbed it raw or if they're actual hemorroids. I'm so embarassed to talk to the doctor about it and especially to DH, but I'm not sure if I'm supposed to do something about them.
On a less awkward note - we have easter brunch with Kirk's family tomorrow and dinner with my family tomorrow night - so it should be really nice!! I've been on a cleaning spree this morning and reorganized two of our three major closets and it felt sooooo good to get it done! My back was killing me by the end of the second one though so I didn't make it to the third. Our dogs ate a hole in one of the crates so I also "dog proofed" the house because our youngest will destroy anything he can shred - like books, seat cushions, paper towels, tissues, etc" and to my surprise he was a perfect angel while I was out to lunch with my mom! I'd be so excited if we could get him to behave and get rid of his crate!
Sam i hope the constipation starts to work itself out. Seems like you have very very strong prego symptoms this time! Which means, an extra strong bean!! I honestly think you don't have anything to worry about. I'm pretttty sure this is your rainbow!!! So happy for you and can't wait till your appt!!!!!!
Kelsey You will have to let me know the outcome of your friend and Mesina. I'm debating if i should write her or not. It's like i don't wanna waste my time and money if she is fake. Ugh. She seemed SOOOOO real since everyone i knew had a positive outcome. Of course i'm the negative nancy! Wahh! I am going to definitely do the every day thing this month! I hope it all works out. If not i think i'll die. lol. I just have this really weird feeling that on my 1 yr anniversary of getting pregnant i will have better luck. Does that even make sense? Like you said this time last year you found out. Doesn't that give you some sort of positive vibes? Like good luck? lol. Idk! Just weird feeling i get. I just feel like June/July is going to be the month for me. I hope you get pregnant this month girlfriend!! I hate robitussin. I am taking it right now for this stupid bronchitis or pneumonia i have. I must say the antibotics i had left over are definitely helping me!!
Lindsay as far as hemroids go.. my mom said she got them after pushing out my sister and i. She says they flare up a lot of times after she poops. I feel so bad for anybody who has them though because i know it has to be so uncomfortable. I hate when my asshole burns from sex or taking massive poops. Have you tried preparation H? My mom says that works for her. Have you like tried to touch it? Is there like a bump? If so, it's probably a hemroid. I hope not though! They seem like they suck! Way to go on the cleaning! If i was as far along as you i'd probably be huffin and puffin and not being able to do ANYTHING! I can't even imagine what it's like carrying a baby! A lot of workout on your body 24/7. I can't wait for you to have him!!! I wonder when his birthday is going to be?!?!
Jess + Mel hiiii girls!!! how are you doing?!? love ya!!
AFM, like i said i'm feeling a LITTLE better. I can breathe better. I had to take some night time robitussin to make me sleep. I kept coughing. Sucked major monkey balls! I changed my sheets today because of all the icky germs. So i'll feel better going to sleep tonight lol. Anyways..... i'm going to go spend time with Andrew. I hope you all have a Happy Easter!!! xoxoxo
Rach - so sorry AF arrived for you. Like Kelsey said. Try that every other day plan this month. By the way Kelsey, are you doing that too this month? I hope this works for you BOTH this month!!!!
Kelsey - yes, I think I only had that really late O the one month but is has started to get later over the past couple years. When I first started charting on paper i used to O around CD 14. Now I seem to be around CD 17. I just need to make sure it doesn't start increasing more. I had been reading about over-ripe eggs causing recurring MCs so thats why I asked the doctor about it. I think like Mel said about the success on the iui because they can time a perfect egg release for you. I may give that a try if this next round doesn't work. It's Cd 10 have you started BDing yet? Oh what's up with the Robitussin?
Oh Lindsay- I don't know much about about hemorroids but it does sound like what you might have. I wonder if there is anything you can get over the counter for that? If not, maybe you should mention it to the doc, but maybe not DH.
Sam- I can't wait for your scan!!! Getting excited for you. I think the fact you feel so crappy is REALLY good!!!
AFM - I picked up my prescriptions today. The antibiotic that the doc is treating Chris and I both with is Doxycycline. We are supposed to start taking this on CD 3 next month. I also picked up my progesterone. They were tablets this time, last time I was on suppositories. Do any of you know if there is a difference in strength or anything? The doseage seems the same, they are both 100 mg twice a day. I am going to call my doctor about it next week. Not sure why its different but just want to be sure the nurses didnt screw something up. The good thing is that these were only $7. Last time my insurance wouldn't cover them and the prescription was like $100. I also picked up more baby aspirin and the 200 mg bottles of CoQ10. So basically this time I will be on:
1.6 mg Folic acid
200 mg CoQ10
Doxycycline CD 3 for 10 days
100 mg progesterone 2x day starting 3 DPO.
Whew I think that's it. Also, I was reading about a book called "Is your body baby-friendly" on one of the other threads so I ordered it today. It sounds like it has a lot of info about RMCs. I report back and let you girls know if it's worth purchasing.
Other than that, just did some much needed house cleaning today and DH and I just got back from dinner. We stuffed ourselves so now my stomach hurts, but it was soooo good!!! Tomorrow we are having Easter dinner with DHs parents. Do any of you girls get your OH a Easter basket? I always get Chris one
Jess wow that is a lot of info! But all good stuff!! Funnily enough I was just talking about doing a medicated iui cycle over on the pal thread, there's some evidence that it improves egg quality cos they can trigger release when the eggs are a certain size. I really want to do this next time but just got to convince hubby as he thinks with should go natural one more time. It's a lot cheaper than ivf though and a half way point. I want to do it. On clomid this 'cycle' I ovulated on cd12 or 13! earliest ever! However I am not pregnant and waiting for af now. Im 10dpo and I just know I'm not despite the neg tests! Anyhow I have just emailed my doc to ask if we could do the iui medicated but he hasn't got back to me yet. Oh and your follies are great! They also change from cycle to cycle. Straight after my miscarriage I had 12 on one ovary and 6 on the other. Then I had 9 and 6 and another one was counted where I had 9 on each, doc says that's good.
Mel- I definitely think you should give the medicated iui a go. I am going to try 1 more time on my own and if this doesn't work out I may give that a go. I will be curious to see how it goes for you.
Rachel - glad you are feeling a bit better but boo to the fact Andrew is working today, will you catch up with friends? I am not going to ask why your ass hurts after sex!! I am glad you feel so +ve about the next few months, fingers crossed.
Jess - I don't know much about progesterone supps but for some reason thought I read oral was better but can't remember why s I may be toatally wrong. Lets hope this month with the new meds brings you your bfp. Does that mean you are going to ttc this month?
Lindsey - sounds like heamorroids to me or maybe a small tear. Some over the counter stuff may do the trick, OH gets them from time to time and they usually help.
Kels - aww what a lovely thing to do for you dog, he will be looking for the rest of the week now. Did he find them all? I also used robitussin along with EPO for CM, worked a treat and I didn't find the taste too bad. Nothing comapred to this bloody prune juice
Mel - hope you are okay, glad you got thing sorted
afm - I was 'off' food for a couple weeks with my first pg but nothing like this. Sore boobs with both but none of this bloating and constipation I have now. I don't really like yoghurts and I am slightly worried about my calcium intake and was going to speak to the mw on Wednesday about it. I only have milk with my bran flakes and coffee (decaff) but I don't really have much else, no cheese/yoghurts etc although I think the calcuim rennies are making up for that!! Having a chilled out day, sun is shining for once so going to make the most of it.
Sam - thanks for the info on the progesterone. I have been doing some reading about them and it sounds like the oral ones make you really tired. I can't be doing that on my trip. I can take one before I go to bed but the other I probably need to take earlier in the day so I am definitely going to call my doctor on Tuesday about them. Maybe he can give me the suppositories just for my trip. No I won't be TTC this month as my doctor was having a fit about the trip so we will start trying next month. AF is due about May 1st so will will try for that eggie!
Regarding the yogurts, DH doesnt like them either but he has started finding flavors that he likes (they have cappachino, cake flavors, etc) and even freezing them so they at are like an ice cream and now he eats them. Maybe that will work for you too.
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