I've been ttc for 2+ years and have yet to see that elusive second line! AF is ALWAYS early. She was late twice in the last two years and then arrived the day after I took a pregnancy test (BFN of course).
I tried temping but I sleep pretty poorly so I don't think it was very accurate. I took 4 rounds of clomid and had positive opk's each cycle. Switched to a fertility specialist in July and have taken letrozole the last 2 cycles. Currently in my tww after my second IUI and desperately hoping for a BFP in a few days...
Yay, more BFP virgins! Hopefully we can wait this out together and get some good news in this thread.
I'm just about at one year TTC. Today really felt like Fall here, and it reminds me of this time last year, when I had just begun TTC wnd was so sure and so optimistic that I'd be pregnant soon. Here I am a whole yer later and nothing. Nada. Getting to that one year TTC mark with nothing to show for it is hitting me harder than I thought. We've been tested up he wazoo (me=PCOS but I've been ovulating regularly for six months now and have/will ovulate on my own and DH= low morphology but extremely high count and motility which the RE told us should more than make up for he morphology). So why haven't I even had a bfp scare yet? At the year point with no hint of a positive I'm starting to think my body just isn't capable...
But, then I tell myself even though we've been trtying a year, it's really been only about six cycles in that time span... But still, sick of the waiting!
We haven't had any type of testing yet because we're technically only on our 8th cycle of TTC, though the five months before we didn't really prevent that often. I hit the 12 month mark off of birth control this month and was pretty down about it.
I *think* I'm fine (no pcos, endo, etc.) because my cycles are always regular (28-32 days), periods aren't super heavy or painful, and I do get positive opks. I hope that nothing is wrong with hubs because I think he would take it harder than I would.
When I saw the doctor for my annual in March she said that if I wasn't pregnant by Christmas to come back and talk to her about testing. I honestly think we'll probably wait until February or March so that we have been trying a full year.
I feel a lot of pressure because of our ages (me: 32, hubs: 36) and because our insurance does not cover assisted conception at all. I just hope this happens soon!
Pirate - Im with you there on the age thing we keep been told were both getting on now (I'm 31 OH is almost 35)
We are just about to start testing OH has a telephone consultation tomorrow with the dr so that he can be referred for SA!
I need to have bloods but since coming off BCP 3 months ago not had AF yet, dr said I could go for bloods now but won't be a true reflection as she wants a 21 day progesterone done so I'm just playing the waiting game! At least OH can get his swimmers looked at in the meantime!
I do feel ever so periody this evening like its just around the corner FX it is!
Hoping soon as cycles are back that I can see that elusive 2nd line on my opks and then that so badly wanted BFP!
Hi all! Very happy to have found this thread! Just what I was looking for!
I am a BFP virgin, I can relate to what Pirate said about being giddy when seeing that second line on an OPK...however the only month I used them I got 7 in a row and only had spotting for a day! No period!
We've been trying for our first since Feb 13..since then I've had 2 periods and one day spotting...this month I don't have a BFP or a period so feeling majorly lame! I can't imagine what 'my' test with 2 lines will look like!
I hear you all on the age thing! DH is 31 and I'm turning 31 myself in two weeks. We started trying on my 30th bday nearly a year ago because I hit 30 and felt the pressure. I never imagined a whole year later I'd still be staring at one line tests! I always wanted three kids, and already I don't see how that can happen without a major miracle.
Our attitude is that we will be parents, whether it be naturally by giving birth or through adoption. We have already decided what ends we are willing to go to to get pregnant. If needed (and it's looking like a likely possibility at this point) we will go through fertility testing so that we can see if something is "broken" or if it just hasn't happened. I would absolutely take Clomid (or something of that nature) if it was appropriate and I would do two or three cycles of IUI (we would be paying out of pocket for IUI due to insurance). I am not willing to do IVF because I don't want to put my body through that (Note: I have no objections to IVF, moral or otherwise, and I think it's a great option for some people, just not me). Plus we would have to pay out of pocket for IVF and I would rather spend that money on adoption which I view more as a sure thing.
This thread made my day !! We have been trying for just over a year, and still, I have never seen a BFP. It seems like something that haunts me at night, but never actually shows it's face. For the first 6 months I peed on more sticks than I care to count.... but now I am finding I just know I will not see that double line, so why try? That being said, we go to the RE next month for our first appointment (Long waits !) and I have an ultrasound this Friday just to confirm everything looks ok. Hubby has had SA and everything is great! What a long and tiring process... and I know there are so many others who have dealt with this far longer than I have, and I respect them SO much.
Well... I got AF today ladies. I start my letrozole on Thursday and begin protocols for my FOURTH IUI which will probably take place late next week or the weekend after. I was going to move on to injectibles this round, but my RE totally messed up timing last month (waste of $1,000 and an emotional drain) and I do respond well to letrozole so I'm giving it one more try. I really, really hope this is it. Once you add injectibles the price skyrockets to the point where you should consider just saving for IVF instead.
Pirate, I know what you mean about IVF. DH and I are starting to discuss what happens if these IUI's just don't work. It's hard to get a BFN. It's even harder after a monitered, medicated IUI cycle. I can't even imagine the pain and devastation over seeing a BFN after a 10-20K IVF round. But I don't know.... We haven't ruled it out if it comes to that...I just never thought it WOULD come to that and I'm just praying something works for me soon.
My husband is adopted, and we have always wanted to adopt anyway because of that. But at the same time, he has always wanted a biological child, because in his whole life he's never had that genetic link with someone. That part hurts the most for me with struggling to conceive. He is wonderful and patient, and would never blame me...but I can't help but feel like I'm letting him down month after month.
Anyway... CD1. Again. Really hoping this time will be different!
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