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Old Feb 12th, 2017, 05:15 AM   2381
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Congrats drjo!

Swimmy- glad you're going for counselling. I've finally convinced my husband that we see someone too; now to decide on who & when.

Sooo I need to re-join to help me lose my baby weight! I still have about 9kg to lose. I can't go carb-free while breastfeeding but I'm going to try to start exercising tomorrow.



 
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Old Feb 15th, 2017, 04:17 AM   2382
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Fern - congrats!! did you have a boy or girl? and what name did you pick (if your ok with sharing I was doing really good watching my carbs/intake. then idk i had a harry potter movie marathon and carb overloaded and sugar galore! im so mad at myself!!



 
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Old Feb 16th, 2017, 10:58 AM   2383
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Good morning, ladies!

DrJo - Any BFP updates?

Fern - Good to hear from you! You know you're always welcome back here with us.


AFM -- SUUUPER dark +OPK this morning! I have an appt scheduled with the clinic in an hour. Trying to pass the time before leaving, but I'm nervous and excited! I'm hoping the meds actually did their job this time. If this OPK is anything to go by, I should be set.

Wish me luck, gals. I'll have more info for you after the appointment.



 
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Old Feb 16th, 2017, 12:20 PM   2384
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Iread- can't wait to hear about your appointment! I'm sooo excited for you!

Afm, I had an hcg test on Monday and another on Wednesday. Monday's was 63, yesterday's was 145! So we're doubling and all is well so far. I can schedule an ultrasound for 7 or 8 weeks. It all feels a little surreal right now. I didn't even think I ovulated, and here I am. With my first pregnancy, I had a feeling of doom and gloom from the beginning. With Nora, I felt very sure that everything would be fine. With this one, I don't know what I feel. Maybe it's because it happened quickly this time? I did tell my husband several months ago that we were destined to conceive in January and have a baby on our anniversary, which is October 10...this baby is due October 24. So maybe it's just meant to be.



 
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Old Feb 16th, 2017, 13:01 PM   2385
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Irym- I hope you get great news at your appointment.

Drjo- that's great news about your beta.

Swimmy- did you get to have some alone time for va lettings? I hope so.

Afm, we cancelled our fertility appointment. For now the plan is just to work on my health and not prevent. I doubt anything will happen. I am going to give myself until October or so before deciding for sure if we are done with one or not.

Now just gotta actually stick to getting healthier.



 
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Old Feb 16th, 2017, 13:49 PM   2386
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DrJo - Woo, doubling betas! I'm rooting for that little bean! I can understand being uncertain how to feel about this pregnancy. It's kind of a torturous thing to go through after miscarriage, isn't it?

But FX'd and dust and good vibes for you!


Krissie - Giving yourself time to consider your options is a good thing. We're here to support you whatever you decide.



AFM -- Just got back from the clinic. We had a nice breakfast afterwards, so my apologies for the delay. :P

Ultrasound showed 1 follicle at 18.7mm, 1 at 25mm, and 1 follicle lagging at (I think she said) 15mm. Doc said my lining also looks excellent, but didn't tell me the measurement on that one, and my blind self couldn't see it on the screen from as far away as I was. Just happy to hear it's a good lining.

Got the trigger shot today, we go in tomorrow at 830am for collection and IUI! I'm so excited!



 
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Old Feb 16th, 2017, 13:56 PM   2387
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Woo! Those are awesome follicles. I'm so happy to hear you have a good shot this cycle.



 
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Old Feb 16th, 2017, 15:35 PM   2388
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Those are great follicle sizes, iread! Hopefully your 2 larger ones will release with the trigger and you'll have double the chances!



 
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Old Feb 17th, 2017, 00:40 AM   2389
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Thanks for the welcome back I need this positive energy! Eating right and finding time to exercise with a newborn is hard lol.

Irym- that sounds awesome! Sounds like 2 large follies, great response to meds etc! Oh I'm keeping my fx so hard for you. Keep warm in the tww have you asked your dr about baby asprin? It helps embies stick even if you have no blood clotting issues (by helping along placental invasion), and can do no harm unless you have a blood disorder like haemophilia. This is according to my maternal-fetal medicine specialist dr. X

Congrats again drjo. I hope this lil bean sticks (I have no doubt it will though!) And an anniversary baby! That's a great sign .

Swimmy- oh don't we all have days like those! I've had a couple of days like that in a row now. We had 2 Valentine's evenings (dinner out and candlelight dinner at home the next night) and have been snacking on leftover choccies since :/ at least once it's finished I won't be tempted anymore because going shopping is hard. We should both just NOT have sweets at home; less temptation. I had a little boy, he is just amazing! I'll try to pm you his name (posting from my phone).

I got a postpartum exercise plan from a biokineticist (spelling?) but this man has clearly never been 3 weeks postpartum himself lol. He's set up an intense 60 min HIIT workout for me daily. First off, finding a whole hour daily is HARD! Secondly, I'm still recovering physically from childbirth and definitely don't have the energy for a daily bootcamp yet. Oi. So I plan on doing a modified version of the plan and build up the intensity. And keep going for lots of walks with the stroller!



 
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Old Feb 17th, 2017, 09:48 AM   2390
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Fern - Yes, I had heard about Baby Aspirin, and the good news is that so had the clinic! lol

They put me on low dose aspirin from CD1 and I'm to continue until told otherwise. The awesome thing is that I've been following that regime on my own before I even started being treated there. Haha


Well, today's the day, gals! Appointment for DH is in an hour, and my IUI in two hours. I'm so nervous!


EDIT: After Appt update!

We get into the exam room today and notice they have a little container of smelling salts taped to the wall. Not stored in a drawer or container on the counter, it's taped to the wall with a little bit of scotch tape. As though they couldn't waste the time spent opening a drawer to get to these things if they needed to.

It made me nervous! Was the procedure going to be SO painful that I ran the risk of fainting?

But I convince myself it can't be worse than the cervical biopsies I have to put up with every 6mos. The ones where they are literally cutting two or three rice-sized pieces of flesh from my cervix without numbing the area first. It can't be worse than that.

And it can't be worse than the HSG, where they shoved a catheter up there and inflated a balloon in my uterus! So I calm myself down, the doc comes in, inserts the speculum and the whole thing is over faster than I can count to 10-Mississippi. Phew!

So I just couldn't imagine how they would ever need those smelling salts. I'm honestly asking here, and I mean no disrespect: ARE there ladies that faint over something as minor as this?




Anyway.... Doc said that DH had 35million motile, healthy sperm AFTER washing for this IUI, and they consider anything over 8 to be a good collection. He said, "So you (DH) had a good day!" haha

When we did an ultrasound to see what was going on with the follicles, the 18mm and 11mm ones were gone, but the 25mm follicle was still there. He estimated that one will release at about 2am and wants us to come back tomorrow morning at 730am for another IUI.

I am a person for whom early mornings are TORTURE.. but we're gonna do whatever it takes to get our best odds at a sticky BFP!



 
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